Cabinet approves providing relief to the militancy affected migrants of the hilly areas of Jammu division at par with the Kashmiri Migrants

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Govt hikes relief to migrants from hilly areas of Jammu at par with Kashmiri migrants. Now monetary assistance will be Rs 2500, up from Rs 40. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the proposal for providing relief to the migrants of Hilly areas of Jammu division, at par with the relief being provided to Kashmiri migrants, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said. The new proposal, that would enhance the relief being provided to the migrants of hilly areas of Jammu division at par with the Kashmiri migrants, that is a cash relief of Rs 2500 per head per month (maximum Rs 10,000 per family per month) plus relief for ration/fodder, …

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Lal Singh launches health department Helpline

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Urges people to register grievances, complaints on 0191-2541500 for immediate action Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Choudhary Lal Singh today inaugurated “Hello Health Minister” helpline at Super-Specialty Hospital in Resham Ghar. The helpline would help people reach the Health Minister directly with their grievances and suggestions regarding the issues in health and other related departments. MLA East Mr Rajesh Gupta, MLC S Charanjeet Singh, Secretary Health and Medical Education Department Dr Mandeep K Bhandari, Principal Government Medical College Jammu Dr Ghanshyam Dev, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Baljeet Singh Pathania, Mission Director NHM Dr Mohan Singh, Director Family Welfare Jammu Dr Baldev Raj Sharma besides other senior officers of Health and Medical Education departments were present …

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Army Commander apprises J&K Governor on security situation

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General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Command, Lt Gen DS Hooda today called on Governor N N Vohra and apprised him of the security situation in the State. They discussed various matters relating to border management, along the International Border(IB), Line of Control (LoC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC), an official spokesman said. They talked about the issues of counter terrorism operations in the hinterland, he said. The Governor and the army commander also discussed various schemes initiated for the welfare of ex-servicemen and their families, he said. (Agencies)

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No influence of IS ideology in Kashmir: DGP J&K

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The State Police today ruled out any influence of Islamic State in Kashmir Valley in the wake of terror attacks claimed by the global terror outfit in Paris. “We do not find any ISIS ideology (being followed) in Jammu and Kashmir,” Director General of Police (DGP) J&K, K Rajendra Kumar told reporters here today. The officer said that the rate of infiltration from Pakistan has decreased remarkably and there was also a decline in militancy related activities in the state. “Infiltration (from across the border) rate has decreased remarkably and there is also a decline in the militancy related activities in the Valley,” the DGP said. Kumar, who visited the twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar to take part in …

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Highlights of Prime Minister’s development package for Jammu and Kashmir

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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today announced a Rs. 80,000 crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir. Following are the highlights of the package-  Flood relief, reconstruction and flood management – Rs. 7854 crore This includes monetary help to people for reconstruction of damaged houses and for infrastructure; restoration of livelihood for traders and small businessmen; a plan for comprehensive flood management of the River Jhelum and its tributaries; and Jhelum-Tawi flood reconstruction project; Road and highway projects – Rs. 42611 crore This includes construction of Zojila tunnel; semi ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar; projects under Bharat Mala for better connectivity; and upgradation of important highway and other projects in the State. Power, New and Renewable Energy – Rs. …

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Mufti Sayeed woos industrialists for investment in Jammu Kashmir, ADAG to set up call centre

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Govt keen to welcome pvt players in industry, power, IT, tourism sectors.   Anil Ambani-led ADAG has agreed to set up a 1,000-seat call centre in Jammu and Kashmir that will provide jobs to nearly 3,000 youth, as Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed wooed industrialists here today to garner investments in his State. Sayeed on a two-day visit to the country’s financial capital met business tycoons and discussed prospects to give impetus to investment in industry, telecommunications, power and tourism sectors in J&K. After his arrival here yesterday, the Chief Minister held a series of meetings with Anil Ambani of ADAG, Subash Chandra of Zee Media, Arun Nanda of Mahindra Group and Nikhil Meswani, Executive Director of Reliance Industries Limited …

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Katra solar project to save ₹ 1 crore energy bill for railways

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Pitching for green power, the Railways have set up 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station, a move that can save up to ₹ 1 crore annually on energy bills and also significant reduction of carbon dioxide at rail premises. In keeping with the motto of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ for sustainable development and as a significant way to thwart climate change impact, we have been undertaking several green initiatives including the installation of the 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station, said a senior Northern Railway official. The solar project was commissioned in March this year and presently, out of 5,000 units produced daily by the plant, only 1,700 to 1,800 units are utilized by Shri Mata …

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Pro-Pakistan leaders detained ahead of Geelani’s rally

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Several separatist leaders were allegedly detained ahead of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s planned rally coinciding with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7. The moderate faction of Hurriyat, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Sunday extended its support to Geelani’s rally. JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah and several second rung separatist leaders were detained late last night and early today by police, their aides claimed. “Malik and three other JKLF leaders were detained last evening and lodged at police station Kothibagh,” a JKLF spokesperson told PTI. However, senior police officials did not respond to repeated calls. A police spokesman refused to comment on the alleged detentions. Shah, …

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Khanna needs to review his stand on trifurcation: BJP leader Hari Om

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Describing as unfortunate the J&K BJP’s in-charge and party’s national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna’s stand that my statements demanding trifurcation of the state into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh States for “ending alienation in Jammu” are “disturbing and communal” and I am playing “dirty” role using the party’s name, senior BJP leader and former political advisor to J&K BJP president, Prof Hari Om, on Friday said that Khanna has not done justice with him, the RSS, Governor of Goa Prof O P Kohli and the state BJP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister and former party president Nirmal Singh, Forest Minister Bali Bhagat and MLC and former party president Ashok Khajuria. I have been religiously and with a single-minded devotions serving the …

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