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Modi to address public rally at Hiranagar: Bali Bhagat

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a public rally at Hiranagar on 26th March. This was announced by State BJP General Secretary & Ex-MLA Bali Bhagat at the party headquarters here in Jammu while interacting with media persons. He said the second visit of Narendra Modi to Jammu would further electrify the already electrified political scene in the country, including Jammu & Kashmir where the Congress, the NC and the PDP have communalized everything to divert the people’s attention away from the real issues facing the general public. Bali Bhagat said that Narendra Modi will start his 272+ mission from the holy shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and he would address the first ever public meeting after …

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Wasn’t any helicopter snooping like you did in NaMo’s rally?

Minutes after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah posted some pictures of the Vijaypur rally,on Saturday largely attended by supporters of local party MLA Surjeet Singh Slathia, he was flooded with requests to share aerial shots of the rally venue. “Can you please provide an aerial view like you took during Namo”s rally? Wasn’t any helicopter snooping like you did in NaMo’s rally? Wow! That crowd at Vijaypur rally will give jitters to your bete noir PDP Omar’s followers wrote in response to the tweet Omar posted on the micro blogging site. Happy with the positive response of the people in his public rally Omar had shared series of pictures from different angles. Earlier, speaking during the rally Chief Minister Omar Abdullah …

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Omar inaugurates 70-bedded District Hospital at Samba

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has re-affirmed his government’s determination to provide better health facilities to the people particularly in far-off and remote villages. He said under a comprehensive and gigantic health consolidation and expansion programme scores of health centres in the villages, sub-districts and districts have been completed and many are in the process of completion. “Besides upgrading and modernizing the health institutions, a mega expansion programme is in offing to ensure health coverage and better medicare facilities to the people across the State”, he said and added that health sector has been focused as one of the most important sectors by the government in the development policy and during last five years it received full attention for improvement and …

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Cross border firing along IB triggers decline in Border Tourism

Ever since cross border firing has engulfed border villages along the International border in Jammu the average foot fall of tourists who visited Octroi post and surrounding areas have fallen drastically. According to official sources, “the tourist traffic to Octroi post is almost zero or negligent” these days owing to prevailing security situation. A senior officer of the tourism department said, the tour operators who ferry tourists to different places have for the time being excluded border areas keeping in view the safety of the tourists. “We are not booking tourists for border areas visit for last two weeks”, a tour operator said. The ambitious border tourism project was kick started in April 2010 with the start of Baisakhi festival. …

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Omar put your hat on: Shinde

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Tuesday surprised Chief Minister Omar Abdullah when he suddenly asked him to wear his hat, presented to him by the BSF officers while welcoming them on the dais. Caught unawares Omar responded by saying, it does not fit me. In response Shinde again directed him to put it on. Shinde repeatedly told Omar, put it on, put it on. Left with no other option CM reluctantly wore the hat. It may be mentioned before the start of the sainik sammelan in Samba the senior BSF officers at 68 BSF Batallion headquarters had presented BSF hats to both the Union Home Minister and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as a mark of honour. Feeling uncomfortable Omar …

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Do you enjoy shooting down your enemy: Shinde asks BSF men

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Tuesday won many a hearts as he indulged in some plain speak while interacting with the soldiers at a BSF battalion headquarters in Samba. Sporting a BSF officers hat, as Shinde walked up to the jawans he tried to speak the language which most of the jawans understand while discharging their duty. Do you enjoy fighting (Maza aata hai fight karne mein). Do you enjoy when you open fire on your enemy (Shatru pe goli chalena mein maza aata hai). Raat mein aur din mein.  To each of these one liners the spirited jawans shot back in one voice,’YES’. And when Shinde changed gears and asked them Are your leave applications get sanctioned,the jawans …

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Pak rangers pounded over one dozen BOPs along IB in Jammu frontier

Heavy exchange of firing  between BSF and Pak rangers was reported from across one dozen border outposts along the International border in Jammu frontier late sunday evening forcing the border residents in the direct line of fire to shift to safer places. According to official sources, Pak rangers violated the ceasefire agreement at least five times in different sectors along the IB triggering fresh wave of panic in the border areas. Unconfirmed reports claimed large number of local villagers in Samba sector shifted to safer places in the wake of heavy exchange of fire in different sectors of Samba, Arnia, RS Pura, Pargwal and Hiranagar. According to BSF sources, the ceasefire violations were reported in Pargwal, Hiranagar, Abdullain area of …

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200 villagers shifted to safer places in Samba fearing fresh escalation

Fearing fresh escalation of tension between the two neighboring countries at least 200 members of Suchetgarh village in Samba district saturday evening decided to shift to safer places. The shifting of border villages was necessitated following reports of fresh flare up of tension in the area. The families were advised by the BSF jawans to shift to safer locations in time before it is too late.  The majority of families, however, decided to leave behind one male member of their family to look after the live stock and their valuables and houses.  According to official sources the villagers were camping in the community hall in Samba while about 100 people were staying with their relatives in and around Samba.

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Pak provokes India by targetting 25 border posts across IB

Despite facing uncertain future Pakistan is bent upon provoking Indian reaction by escalating the border tension even along the International border in Jammu and kashmir. On Friday night Pak rangers, for the first time in last 10 years, targeted at least 25 border posts in Kathua, Samba, Hiranagar, RS Pura, Pargwal sectors in the biggest ever ceasefire violation.  The firing which started around 7.00 p.m continued till 4.00 a.m in the wee hours and Pak rangers used automatic weapons and mortars to target the Indian posts. The Pak rangers also targeted the forward Indian villages during the night while exchanging intense fire with BSF in RS Pura, Pargwal, Hiranagar and Samba sectors   The BSF claimed the Pak rangers were …

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White lies propagated by MoS Health exposed

The white lies propagated by the MoS Health Shabir Ahmad Khan have been completely exposed as the family members of the deceased girl,Pooja, who died due to Dengue on September 29, have produced hospital records of her admission and treatment she received in the govt hospital before she was shifted to a private hospital in Pathankot. Giving a statement in the house on saturday MOS Shabir Ahmad Khan had claimed that Pooja was neither seen or given treatment by doctors of J&K Health services.In his statement he also maintained that she was shifted to a private hospital in Pathankot and from there to another hospital in Ludhiana where she died.   Related:  MoS Health not ready to fix Accountability of Doctors …

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