PM Modi should seal Vajpayee-like deal with Pakistan: Vikramaditya Singh


Expressing grave concern over rise in cases of ceasefire violation, Jammu and Kashmir PDP on Friday said the Narendra Modi government “can and needs to” negotiate an agreement with Pakistan similar to the one done by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA dispensation. “I remind the public and the central government that if an understanding (on the ceasefire) with Pakistan could be reached in the Vajpayee era, a similar agreement can and needs to be negotiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi,” senior PDP leader and MLC Vikramaditya Singh said. Singh expressed grave concern over the recent violations of the 2003 ceasefire agreement along border areas of Jammu, including Samba, Poonch, Rajouri, R S Pura and Arnia sectors. He said …

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Befitting reply is required in rebuttal in Pak shelling: BJP


We cannot remain as moot spectator and the things are changing its dimension with vigorous speed, as our brothers on this side of the border are facing causalities due to Pak shelling. A nation has to live with dignity and respect and the same is eroded by Pakistan army and rangers by resorting to heavy firing time and again. R.S Pura belt is facing worst type of shelling from Pakistan and there are causalities of Indian, said BJP State Vice-President & MLC Ramesh Arora (Adv.). It appear that Pakistan is facing worst type of disorder and threat within and wants to divert intention of public, not only this Pakistan has deliberately skipped from talks at the level of Nation Security …

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Pakistan shelling leaves 3 civilians dead, 17 injured in RS Pura

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Three civilians were killed and 17 injured as Pakistani troops today pounded border areas of Jammu with heavy shelling and firing since the wee hours, in yet another ceasefire violation. BSF retaliated strongly to the Pakistani firing and shelling in R S Pura and Arnia sectors along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. “Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing. Initially small arms were used but later on mortar bombs were shelled on BSF posts and civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors,” BSF spokesman said. The firing and mortar shelling started around 0145 hours in Kishanpur, Jora Form, Jugnu Chak, Nawapind, Gharna, Sia, Abdullian and Chandu Chak areas in R S Pura sector and at 0430 hours …

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Government to provide every support to Tourism Industry to make State an International Tourist destination: Dy CM

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The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the Government would provide every support to the tourism industry so that the State comes up as an international tourist destination. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the 1st Global Conclave organized by the Progress Harmony Development (PHD) chamber in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department at SKICC here. Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Dr. Haseeb A Drabu, the Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash Ganga were also present on the occasion. Ambassador Embassy of Ukraine, 1st Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of Greece, Deputy Head of Embassy of Spain, Minister Counselor High Commission of Sri Lanka, senior officers of different States also attended …

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Army roping in locals in Jammu & Kashmir border areas for intelligence

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Army is seeking to rope in locals for boosting intelligence in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir against the backdrop of a number of attacks carried out by terrorists after infiltrating from Pakistan. This comes weeks after locals in Udhampur caught alive a Pakistani terrorist who was on the run after carrying out a strike, along with an associate, on a BSF bus. To seek active involvement of the locals, a conference was held today with an aim of ensuring coordination between the military and civilians for facilitating timely exchange of information with respect to any suspicious movement in and around the villages along the border villages in Jammu region. The conference held in Samba, bordering Pakistan, was attended by …

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Gen. NPS Hira takes over as new COS, Northern Command

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Lieutenant General, Narinder Pal Singh Hira, on Tuesday has taken over as the Chief of Staff of Headquarter Northern Command, a defence spokesman said. Commissioned into Sikh Light Infantry in 1978, the General Officer has a vast experience in Western and Eastern Theatre and also in counter insurgency operations both in Jammu and Kashmir and North East, he said. Gen Hira had commanded an Infantry Battalion in Assam,a Brigade in Uri, a Division in Akhnoor and a Corps in Jalandhar. He has also held many instructional and staff appointments in schools of Instruction and headquarters and has completed all prestigious professional courses. The General is conferred with Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Sena Medal (SM). The General is married …

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Committee of Engineers to visit Gujarat and Delhi to study power distribution, T&D losses: Dy. CM Nirmal Singh

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Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that a Committee of engineers would be constituted which would visit Gujarat and Delhi to study the power sector and the distribution network, so that the same can be implemented in the State for ensuring that the consumers get adequate supply of power and transmission and distribution losses are checked. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing twin review meetings of PDD Department at Jammu the other day and Srinagar today. Principal Secretary Power Development Department, Sandeep Naik, Chief Engineers PDD, Ajay Gupta, Bashir Ahmed Khan and other senior officers were present in the meetings. The Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government is contemplating to put in place a mechanism by which …

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Now J&K Housing Board officers have started lifting resting benches from parks to please their Neighbours/VVIPs

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Seniors officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board Unit -I located in Channi Himmat have started lifting benches, fixed in the Green Belt park for morning and evening walkers to catch their breath,to appease blue eyed residents and VVIPs. While doing so the housing board officials have crossed all limits of responsible behaviour and set a new trend of robbing common citizens  to appease VVIP’s. According to aggrieved walkers who come regularly to the Green Belt park have revealed that for last couple of days several benches fixed in the Green belt park have been found missing and on proper inquiry conducted by them at their end they have found out the same have been shifted to parks maintained …

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Captured LeT terrorist Naved to make confessional statement before court

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LeT terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub, a resident of Pakistan, will make a confessional statement before a magistrate in Jammu on Wednesday regarding the role of the terror outfit in carrying out strikes like the Udhampur attack in Jammu and Kashmir. Naved, in his early 20s, was produced before a Special NIA court in Jammu on Monday amid tight security and later taken to Chief Judicial Magistrate where the investigating agency informed that the accused was willing to give a confessional statement, official sources said. Naved, along with his accomplice Mohammed Noman alias Momin, had carried out a terror strike on a BSF convoy on 5 August in Udhampur, killing two personnel of the border guarding force. Momin was killed in …

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Ghulam Nabi Azad condemns civilian killings by Pak, calls it un-Islamic

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Strongly condemning the killing of innocent people in shelling by Pakistan along the Line of Control, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said the neighbouring country is indulging in “un-Islamic” actions. “It is a sign of cowardice. Pakistan should feel ashamed of their cowardly acts be its terror attacks or firing and shelling targeting civilians,” he said. “I strongly condemn Pakistan’s action of killing innocent people. Firing is going on in Balakote where a woman has lost her life today,” the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha told reporters here. Azad, who visited the GMC hospital here to meet civilians injured in Pakistan shelling, hit out at Pakistan, saying it did not spare the people even on Eid. “Pakistan …

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