Tag Archives: Jammu

Pakistan interfering in mobile phone operations in Jammu & Kashmir: Aircel

Pakistan is resorting to cellular interference in some areas of Jammu and Kashmir and operators working in the state have taken up the issue with the Centre, a leading telecom company said on Thursday. “We have highlighted the issue with the government and the government is supporting us on that. There is the issue of interference and the government will find a solution to it shortly,” Anil Gupta, Regional Business Head, North, Aircel, said. Gupta said after the issue was raised by telecommunications companies operating in the state, the Centre has started testing the interference in the areas where such frequency is high. “We had received complaints about poor services in some areas because of the interference. Testing of the …

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


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


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


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


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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#JammuKashmirDay: British Parliament Witnesses a Historic Commemoration

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The British Parliament on Monday, 26th Oct 2015 witnessed a historic seminar commemorating the 68th year of the signing of the Instrument of Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India by Maharaja Hari Singh. Jointly organised by the Kashmiri Pandits Cultural Society and Voice of Dogras, the seminar was supported by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Hindus led by the Chair, Bob Blackman MP. It was the first ever attempt in the UK that saw the coming together of Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) and Dogras from Jammu in highlighting the accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India in 1947 and the ratification of this decision in 1954 in the state assembly establishing the finality of the decision made by …

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#JammuKashmirDay: BJP to celebrate Accession Day of J&K on October 26

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BJP today announced that it will celebrate the Accession Day of Jammu and Kashmir with India on October 26. “We will celebrate Accession Day on Monday, that is, on October 26. The Day should be celebrated like other festivals,” BJP State General Secretary, Organisation, Ashok Kaul said. Kaul, chairing a meeting, held discussions with the party leaders and sought their suggestions, giving final touch to the arrangements for party’s programmes to be organized in connection with the Accession Day. Kaul said that the Accession Day carries great significance for the nationalist people as it was on this day when the then Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession to become part of the greatest democracy of the world. He …

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