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Mufti govt now want to hoist state flag with the union flag, BJP may not oblige PDP

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Peoples Democratic Party is gearing up for another round of show down with the BJP. This time both the alliance partners are set to quarrel over the issue of hoisting state flag along with Union Flag. On Thursday the state govt for the first time issued a circular directing all the constitutional authorities to maintain the sanctity  of the State flag, at all costs, as is being done in respect of the Union Flag.BJP is opposed to the idea of hoisting state flag alongside Union Flag and is fighting for ek  vidhan, ek nishan and ek Pradhan.   The  circular issued by the  Commissioner Secretary MA Bukhari of General Administration department (GAD) of the state govt stated,” as per the …

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J&K politicians reaching border areas to win votes, play politics of Upmanship

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Even as border residents are grappling with day to day problems as their stay inside the relief camps is getting prolonged  politicians too have started playing politics to win support base of displaced border residents ahead of the Assembly polls in J&K. Following in the foot prints of  Ghulam Nabi Azad PCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din Soz Sunday reached border areas of  RS Pura and demanded backward status for areas falling under the 5km of radius of International border and the line of control. Soz on sunday also made public that the provision of 5 marlas plot and other basic amenities in such areas have been recommended by State Govt., besides providing of financial assistance at par those killed …

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State govt need not worry, BJP MLAs have made adequate arrangements for border residents: Jitendra Singh

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After Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh visited the border areas in RS Pura sector and took stock of the situation. If the previous visits of two alliance leaders generated lot of heat Dr Singhs visit to the border areas created lot of buzz especially after he made certain statements. Speaking with media persons in RS Pura sector during his visit to the area to take stock of the arrnagements made for the displaced people Dr Singh said the overall morale of the BSF jawans is very high and they are motivated as they have been given free hand to appropriately handle the situation when targeted by the Pak rangers. When …

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Everything will be fine soon: PM Modi on ceasefire violations

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said “everything will be fine soon” on Pakistan border amid the government’s assertion that India is giving a “massive” reply to the “totally unprovoked” shelling by Pakistan and will continue to do so unless the other side stops. Top government sources said talks can happen if Pakistan is sincere and made it clear that India will not accept any third party intervention, including by the UN which has been approached by Pakistan. “Everything will be fine soon,” Modi said on being asked about ceasefire violations by Pakistan. He was attending the ‘At Home’ organised by IAF Chief Arup Raha on the occasion of Air Force Day. Modi did not speak further but top government sources …

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Omar Abdullah finds time to apply Cosmetic Balm on the wounds of affected Border Migrants

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  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday braved inclement weather conditions and spent some precious moments in the company of affected border residents where he tried to apply cosmetic balm on their deep wounds. More than one week after guns have fallen silent and affected border residents have started rebuilding their lives from scratch a big army of politicians accompanied Omar Abdullah to ask about their well being and heard their grievances. Contrary to the view point of the majority of border residents Omar utilised the opportunity to once again repeat his favorite slogan of holding parleys between India and Pakistan to resolve the issues.  “Talks are the only way forward to resolve issues. Border skirmishes have always made the lives …

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Contradicting Central Govt’s stand, J&K Govt batted for resuming talks with Pakistan

Contradicting Central Govt's stand, J&K Govt batted for resuming talks with Pakistan

Jammu MLAs expressed concern over the loss of lives and hardships caused to people living in Border areas Members in the State Legislative Assembly today expressed concern over the loss of lives and hardships caused to people in the wake of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops and asked the State Government to provide immediate relief to the affected. Several members representing constituencies falling close to the LoC raised the issue during a special discussion allowed by Speaker Mubarak Gul on the issue in the House. They asked the State Government to take measures for providing relief to the affected people. “The ceasefire violations and their effects on people are a cause of concern not only for J&K but also for …

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Snubbed by Modi Pak forces escalate border tensions with India

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After receiving the snub from the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over their capacity to fight traditional war  with India Pakistani forces have once again escalated the border tensions ahead of  the crucial round of Foreign secretary level talks slated for August 25. Pak rangers late sunday night activated the major portion of International border by targeting at least 20 Indian border posts and shelling civilian areas across RS Pura sector along the International border in Jammu frontier. Pakistan Rangers targeted posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors and unprovoked shelling continued through the night, forcing Indian soldiers to retaliate. In the last 24 hours, this is the third violation of the 2003 …

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Jammu: BSF secures release of apprehended Trooper

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In a Flag meeting held on International Boundary opposite BOP Octroi on Pakistan side, Ct Satya Sheel Yadav was handed over by Pakistan Rangers to BSF Officials today at 3.30 PM (IST). The flag meeting was held between Commandant BSF, Jammu and Wing Commander Pak Rangers in which three other officials of Pak Rangers also participated. On the Indian side, Commandant BSF Jammu along with three officials took part in the deliberations. The flag meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere. Both the sides reiterated their commitment to uphold peace and tranquility on border and extend all cooperation to each other in dealing with emergent incidents like this in a proactive and positive manner. On 06 Aug’14, Ct Satya Sheel …

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Jinx of August 6 in the lives of Indian Soldiers

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On August 6, 2013 five Indian soldiers were ambushed by the Border Action Team of Pakistan army in Chakan-da-bagh area of Poonch. Tensions were escalated between the neighboring armies and the normal life was disrupted along the line of control before situation was brought to normal after a long time. On August 6, 2014 three out of four BSF jawans had a narrow escape near International border as engine of their patrolling boat was shut down in gushing waters of Chenab river in Akhnoor sector of Jammu frontier. One of the BSF jawans was not lucky enough and was swept away by the chenab river to Pakistan. Till last reports came in the Pak rangers who had detained him in …

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Chamel Singh’s kin pin hopes on Modi’s visit to J&K for martyr status and adequate compensation

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Ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state of J&K the family members of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh have once again raised their pending demand of according ‘martyr’ status to their deceased father and adequate compensation to the next of kin. Modi is scheduled to visit Katra in connection with the inauguration of train service to Katra via Udhampur on July 4. Modi is also expected to address a gathering after the flagging off ceremony. During his brief stay in Katra the family of Chamel Singh has expressed their desire to meet Prime Minister to take up the issue of compensation as more than one year has passed neither the state nor the centre govt has …

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