Tag Archives: Kashmir

India’s Role in Resolving Kashmir Issue Will Continue: Omar Abdullah

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With the US distancing itself on Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the absence of a third party does not absolve India of its responsibility to find a solution to the problem. “The absence of 3rd party intervention doesn’t absolve India of its responsibility to find a solution…,” Mr Abdullah wrote on social networking site Twitter, referring to US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby’s statement on the issue today. Earlier, Mr Kirby had said that the US has no role to play in Kashmir issue and it is for India and Pakistan to address the problem through dialogue, a day after Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif raised the matter with US Secretary of …

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Cabinet discusses PM’s Rs 80000 cr Reconstruction Plan for J&K

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The Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed discussed the Reconstruction Plan for J&K amounting to Rs 80068 Crore announced by the Prime Minister on 7th November, 2015. The Reconstruction Plan covers sectors like humanitarian relief, crisis management, social infrastructure, development projects and economic infrastructure aimed at expanding the economic infrastructure and basic services, providing thrust to employment and income generation and providing relief and rehabilitation to the victims of September 2014 floods and to strengthen the Disaster Management framework of the state. The Reconstruction Plan also seeks to strengthen the economic and social infrastructure and provide for the balanced development of the three regions of the state. The Cabinet decided that a …

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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

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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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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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