Greater Jammu

Youth celebrating Holi in Jammu on March 12.                                       Amann

Udhampur Rly Station Rake Point: Inadequate infrastructure, manpower effecting fertilizer supplies; Damaged fertilizers a health risk 
JAMMU, MAR 13: Strange are the ways of governance in the crown state of the world's largest democracy where the food producers' basic requirements for farming go unheeded, courtesy the whims and fancies of the Railway authorities as a result of which the fertilizer supply despite being transported into this state fails to reach the farming community especially in the Valley and the remote areas of other parts of the state. ..............

Compulsion of dynastic succession in politics has ended: Jitendra
Jammu, Mar 13: The results of the Uttar Pradesh polls, where the BJP won a three-fourths majority, indicate that the "compulsion of dynastic succession" in Indian politics has come to an end, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today. "I think the time and the life of compulsion of dynastic succession has come to an end" Singh said replying to questions about the UP polls where an alliance of Congress led by Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi party led by Akhilesh Yadav was drubbed by the BJP................

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Phey, Phyang villagers reject 'Go Green' project 

Phey (Ladakh), Mar 13: A delegation from village Phey led by Tsering Motup, a village nambardar, called on Dr Sonam Dawa, chairman Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)- Leh and conveyed disapproval of the Go Green Project at Phayang Thang.
Dr Dawa assured them of finding practical solution within days by inviting both the parties on the table for resolving the vexed issue. The project is aimed to convert a barren land into cultivable land through construction of Ice Stupa by diverting ...........


Miserable plight of Jammu, Ladakh  

Prof Hari Om
Jammu, Mar 13: The immediate fall-out of the ongoing secessionist movement in the Valley is the growing demand for a separate State of Jammu/reorganization of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. The demand unambiguously points to the consciousness of the danger of being submerged under the rising clamour for "azadi", plebiscite, restoration of pre-1953 position and self-rule or India-Pakistan joint-control........

Schools shut, exams postponed, bus service suspended
GJ Report
Jammu, Mar 13: Pakistani troops yet again violated the ceasefire agreement third time in the last 24 hours on the Line of Control in Poonch district. "Pakistani Army fired unprovoked early morning in Poonch Sector from 0640 hours," defence spokesman here said. He said that Pak fired 82 mm Mortars, automatic weapons, which are being responded by own troops befittingly. "Intermediate firing is going on while no casualty to own troops has been reported so far," he added. Pakistan yesterday also violated ............

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Parrikar resigns as Defence Minister, to be sworn in as Goa CM today
Panaji, Mar 13: Manohar Parrikar today resigned as the Defence Minister and will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa tomorrow heading the BJP-led ministry which has the support of regional outfits and Independents. "I have tendered my resignation as Defence Minister and sent it to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO)" Parrikar here said. "I will be taking the oath tomorrow evening along with the cabinet ministers," he added. ................

BJP may go for a relative greenhorn as U'khand CM
Dehradun, Mar 13: The BJP today hinted that it might pick a relative greenhorn, rather than a party stalwart, for the chief minister's post in Uttarakhand where it recorded a landslide victory winning 56 of the 70 assembly seats. Battling the problem of plenty with as many as four former chief ministers in the party's ranks besides a crop of young and promising leaders, making a choice for the top job in Uttarakhand is indeed a daunting task for the BJP............


Manipur CM Ibobi Singh resigns as both BJP, Congress claim majority
IMPHAL, Mar 13: Amid tussle between the BJP and the Congress to form the next government in Manipur after a hung verdict in the assembly election, incumbent chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh met governor Najma Heptulla and submitted his resignation. “Since we are the single-largest party with 28 seats, we should be invited by the governor first. If needed, we will prove majority with a floor test in the House,” said Singh, who was elected Congress legislature party leader. The development came hours after governor Najma Heptulla asked him to resign immediately.....

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US, Japan using India to contain China: Chinese media  
BEIJING, Mar 13: India should not fall into the "trap" of the US and Japan who are trying to use it to contain China, state-run Global Times said, underlining that such a move may make New Delhi face more risks. "Washington hopes to use New Delhi to contain China in the Indian Ocean. Tokyo wishes to counter-balance China in the Pacific Ocean with the help of New Delhi," an editorial in the Global Times said...........

China may station Marines in Gwadar, say PLA insiders 
BEIJING, Mar 13: China's navy plans to expand its marine corps and may station new marine brigades in Gwadar, Pakistan and in Djibouti near the Gulf of Aden, Chinese military insiders have said. Two brigades of "special combat soldiers" had already been moved to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy marine corps and further additions would be made, military insiders told the Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post. The PLA navy plans to more than double the strength of its ...........

Angela Merkel, Donald Trump to meet on Tuesday amid growing tension
Berlin, Mar 13: German counsellor Angela Merkel will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House. Trump's criticism of Germany over issues ranging from its record trade surplus tos Merkel's liberal refugee stance, as well as his backing for Britain to leave the European Union, has been the issue of tussle.............

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