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Authorities advised villagers living along the Indo-Pak border in Samba to remain vigilant


With Pakistani troops repeatedly shelling border areas, authorities have advised villagers living along the Indo-Pak border in Samba district to remain vigilant and stay indoors. “People (of border hamlets along International Border) should remain vigilant. Villagers are advised to stay indoors and at safer places during cross border shelling”, minister for industries and commerce, Chander Prakash Ganga said. Ganga visited villages of Samba district which were hit by cross border firing and assessed damages due to mortar shelling in Mawa and Bainglarg villages in Samba district on Saturday. While interacting with the affected families, the minister assured them of all necessary help from the government and directed civil administration and police to be vigilant in the areas and respond at …

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India is not expansionist, wants better ties with neighbours: Rajnath Singh

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Asserting that India does not have expansionist ambitions, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said it has always endeavoured to have better ties with neighbours particularly Pakistan and China and said that all issues including border disputes and terrorism can be resolved through talks. Singh, who started his three-day visit to forward areas along the borders with Pakistan and China, said India only wants to defend its borders and infiltration and transgressions from across the frontiers should stop. He said India was ready to take the lead to improve ties with neighbours but would not compromise on honour and dignity. “We want better relationships with China and Pakistan. Peace cannot prevail in Asia and the continent cannot prosper on the …

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Rajnath Singh hints no ITBP deployment with BSF in Jammu

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday indirectly denied reports about deployment of ITBP on the international border between India and Pakistan in Jammu region in addition to the BSF. “Indo-TIbetan Border Police (ITBP) is deployed on the LAC (line of actual control) between India and China in the Ladakh region. ITBP Himalaya ki goad ki raksha karti hai (ITBP guards the lap of the Himalayas for the country),” the minister said while inaugurating the headquarters of 47th Battalion of ITBP in Kagwal area of Samba district. “Since Kathua is the entry point to reach the lap of the Himalayas (Ladakh region) in the state, where the ITBP guards the LAC, it is necessary to station a battalion of this …

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J&K govt launches state-sponsored scheme for girl child ‘Ladli Beti’

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Jammu and Kashmir government today approved a state-sponsored social assistance scheme for girl child ‘Ladli Beti’ which will be implemented in six districts with low child sex ratio. “The state Cabinet, which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, gave its nod to the adoption of ‘Ladli Beti’ for its implementation in six selected districts – Kathua, Jammu, Samba, Budgam, Pulwama and Anantnag – exhibiting low and declining child sex ratio,” an official spokesman said. He said the scheme has been launched to create a strong positive disposition towards the girl child and aims to reverse the alarming trend of declining child sex ratio. The scheme addresses the concerns of girl’s right from birth to …

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162.18 crore approved for Kathua district, and for District Samba Rs 86.62 crores approved

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CM chairs Board Meetings, asks officers to focus on productive assets Describing Kathua and Samba as the Gateway and Industrial Hub of the State respectively, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called upon the administration to take full advantage of the revised financing scheme which focuses on decentralisation and assigns greater role and responsibility to the districts. “Take full ownership of developmental projects for creation of productive assets and effective implementation of social sector schemes, Sayeed asked the administrators while chairing District Development Board Meetings of Kathua and Samba districts in Kathua. While Rs 162.18 crore capital allocation for Kathua district has been approved, for District Samba, a capital plan allocation of Rs 86.62 crore was sanctioned during the Board …

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Lal Singh pays surprise visit to district hospitals Samba, Kathua

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Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings departments, Choudhary Lal Singh today conducted surprise inspection of Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Bari Brahamna, Government Emergency Hospital and Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Ramgarh, District Hospital (DH), Samba, Trauma Hospital Ghagwal, Sub-District Hospital Hiranagar, Mahatma Gandhi Maternity Hospital and District Hospital Kathua. The surprise check was conducted by the Minister in view of the persistent complaints by the public regarding non-availability of medicos and paramedical staff in these hospitals during holidays. Director Health Services Dr. Baljeet Singh Pathania, Director Family Welfare Dr. Baldev Sharma, Project Director AIDS Control Society, Dr Mohan Singh, Deputy Controller Drug and Food Control Organization, Lotika Khajuria, State Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta, Deputy Director Health …

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Togadia hits out at J&K govt over terrorist attacks in the state

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Hitting out at the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir over “spurt in terror attacks”, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday accused Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of “compromising” national interest. “Masrat Alam (separatist leader) is released. Terror attacks are rising. The nation is watching… Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister with his actions has compromised the national interest,” Praveen Togadia, VHP’s International Working President, said. He, however, declined to comment on the BJP’s decision to tie-up with PDP but insisted that “national interest and national security should not be compromised”. The Hindutva firebrand leader also batted for abrogation of Article 370, a long-time demand of BJP, saying VHP remains committed to it and he in a recent rally in Jammu had …

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Terror attacks in J&K an attempt by militants to boost their low morale: Parrikar


The two back to back terror attacks in Jammu is an attempt by the militants to boost their morale which has come down due to the Army operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said. “When the morale of the opponents are down, they make such attempts to boost it,” Parrikar said replying to questions about the attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir today. Stating that the International Border has many “nallas”, he said at times it is difficult to man the area completely. The IB comes under the purview of the BSF. Giving figures, Parrikar said that about 26 militants have been killed this year by the Army with only one loss from its side. He said this proves …

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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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Soldiers bend their knees to pay obeisance at the Border shrine of Baba Chamliyal

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For 364 days in a year Indian and Pakistani soldiers guarding frontiers of their nation keep a hawk’s eye on the enemy movement along the International border but there is one day in their calendar, last Thursday of June, when these soldiers lower their guard, disarm themselves and cross the man made boundaries to greet each other with open arms forgetting bitter memories of bloody wars they fought against each other and bend their knees together to pay obeisance at two different shrines of venerated saint Baba Dalip Singh Manhas popularly known as Baba Chamliyal. After performing the rituals  in their own land the men in uniform from both the countries gather at the zero line along the International border …

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