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Narendra Modi is most focused PM on J&K so far: Mufti Mohd Sayeed

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed said on Wednesday as compared to his predecessors, Narendra Modi is the “most focused” Prime Minister on the state so far. “From the day one (since government formation) there is full focus of Prime Minister on J&K. I have seen Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and V P Singh as Prime Ministers but the Prime Minister Modi is focused more than anybody else,” Sayeed told reporters here today. “I am not ungrateful. He is totally focused. He is so focused that he called Chief Secretary of J&K twice to know about the rehabilitation of people due to Krishen Ganga Power Project in Valley,” he added. On the question of expectations from the Centre, …

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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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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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PM Modi yet to compensate kin of Indian farmer murdered inside Pak Jail, Chamel Singh in waiting for justice

Chamel Singh- Pakistan-India

On Friday morning when Prime Minister Narendra Modi would arrive here to attend birth centenary of Girdhari Lal Dogra a distraught family in Pargwal area of Akhnoor would be eagerly awaiting to hear whether or not Prime Minister would announce promised sum of compensation acknowledging the sacrifice of their lone bread earner. It is for last more than 29 months poor kin of Chamel Singh, murdered inside Pak jail on January 15, 2013 are awaiting compensation from the state govt and Govt of India. In the run up to the Lok Sabha polls Narendra Modi had raised the issue of torture meted to Chamel Singh and had accused the UPA govt led by Dr Manmohan Singh of remaining a mute …

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Modi Govt to race against time to Complete Katra-Baramullah railway line before 2020


Narendra Modi led BJP govt at the centre will have to race against time  as the railways ministry has set a deadline of connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country through railway network by June 2020. “Though we have set a deadline of connecting kashmir by railway network by June 2020 we will try our best to dedicate the project in the service of the nation before that as well”, MOS Railways Manoj Sinha said here after inspecting the project site of Worlds highest Railway bridge in village Kauri of Reasi. Accompanied by senior members of the Railway Board and project engineers MOS Railways also performed pooja at the project site before formally announcing the decision to go ahead …

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PM Modi reviews progress of Jammu-Baramullah Rail Link project


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the progress of the Jammu-Baramullah rail link project and directed the Railway Board to remove all hurdles in its timely completion. Modi reviewed the development of the Jammu-Baramulla rail link during his fourth monthly video conference under his pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States, an official spokesman said here. State Chief Secretary Iqbal Khandey also took part in the video conference, he said. “The Prime Minister in respect of Jammu and Kashmir reviewed the progress of Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project. He directed the Chairman of Railway Board, A K Mittal, to remove all bottlenecks in the timely completion of the prestigious project,” …

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Ghulam Nabi Azad: Narendra Modi a great actor but weak PM whom even Pakistan does not take seriously

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today termed Narendra Modi as a “weak” Prime Minister whom Pakistan does not take seriously and unabated ceasefire violations by the neighbouring country are a testimony to it. He also alleged that the border skirmishes were highest since Modi assumed the office. Addressing a press conference, Azad said that ceasefire violations were reported in last 13 days in areas like Kathua, Samba and Jammu which Pakistan had never targeted since 1947. “Similarly, according to the BSF Director General, weapons used by Pakistan were the ones from 1971 war,” Azad said. He alleged that neither the prime minister nor any union minister had time to visit the civilians there who are fleeing, and offer them …

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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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PM Modi inaugurates 240 MW Uri-II hydroelectric project

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Uri hydel power project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir. The Prime Minister dedicated the power project to the nation in presence of Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top officials of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). This is the second power project on the Jhelum river in Uri area and is located downstream of 480-MW Uri-I HEP, which is already operational. The Uri-II HEP has a concrete gravity dam which is 52-metre high and 157-metre long with four spillways of nine metres each. The 4.23-km head race tunnel carries water from the dam to the power house, which has four units of …

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PM Modi dedicated the Udhampur-Katra Railway Line to the Nation

PM dedicating the Udhampur-Katra Railway Line to the Nation. He unveiled the plaque at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged  off Katra-Udhampur train, the first train from Katra railway  station, facilitating pilgrims to visit Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, located in the Trikuta hills in Reasi  district.The Prime Minister was accompanied by state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Railways Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.  

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