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ILLEGAL OR LEGAL SETTLERS?: A view of slum where Rohingyas settled in Narwal area of Jammu... . .  .....    Aman      

Pak has to shun terror for friendship: Modi

New Delhi, Apr 8: India's doors are always open for cooperation, but for that Pakistan has to shun terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. Hitting out at Pakistan, Modi said it breeds, inspires and encourages terrorism and this "thought" is a roadblock to peace within the region and the world. He emphasised that "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is not just restricted to India, but also to the neighbouring countries and development of India is incomplete without the progress of the region..

3Mehbooba reminds NC of its ‘marriage’ with BJP
Srinagar, Apr 8: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today hit back at National Conference for faulting it for forging a coalition with BJP, reminding the opposition party that it too had joined hands with the saffron party. The PDP chief asserted that her party has not compromised its agenda including status quo on Article 370 of the Constitution which guarantees special status to the state, while the NC had tied up with BJP just to "grab power". Referring to the poll campaign by the NC seeking votes against PDP for entering into an alliance with BJP, Mehbooba said. the opposition party had tied-up with all national parties including


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Dy CM oversees dewatering, takes stock of power restoration in Kashmir   

SRINAGAR, APR 8: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed the officers of the Power Development Department (PDD) to ensure immediate restoration of the infrastructure damaged due to incessant rains in Kashmir so that the people do not suffer. He was addressing officers during a meeting convened to discuss the power scenario in the Valley in view of the heavy downpour. Commissioner Secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, Chief Engineer EM&RE, Ms Shahnaz Goni and other senior officers were present in the meeting. .  ...................


Volunteerism must to helping weaker sections: Priya Sethi

JAMMU, APR 8: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today said imbibing volunteerism is must for helping the weaker sections of society across the State. The Minister was speaking during a special function organized by Rotary Club of Jammu (City) in which wheelchairs were handed over to the inmates of Jigar Rehabilitation Institute (JRI), Gangyal under its rehabilitation programme for specially abled children. The Minister, who was chief guest on the occasion, said Government is committed to bringing in synergy between various departments to play vital role in mitigating the sufferings of the specially-abled population of the State. She said she felt touched by the services of Jigar Institute and Rotary and the Government is also trying hard to integrate this specially-abled section of society with the mainstream. ..... . ......................

 In one voice, Jammu says 'Rohingyas Go Back'; Memorandum submitted to Governor
JAMMU, APR 8: Thousands of people of Jammu on Saturday took out a massive rally in the City of temples demanding deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals settled illegally in the outskirts of city. Shouting slogans 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Rohingyas, Bangladeshis Ko Bahar Nikalo', the processionists irrespective of political affiliations or organizations took out the rally under the banner of Jammu Citizen Forum (JCF). The rally started from Vivekananda Chowk    , .......................

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Odisha violence: Centre rushes 2,000 paramilitary personnel to tackle tension in Bhadrak district

Bhubaneswar, APr 8: New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday rushed 2,000 paramilitary personnel to Odisha to assist the local administration in maintaining law and order in Bhadrak district which has witnessed violence and tension in last few days.
"Central forces rushed to Bhadrak district of Odisha in view of the prevailing tension there," a home ministry spokesperson said. Official sources said 20 companies of paramilitary personnel were dispatched to Odisha to help restore normalcy in the district. A company of paramilitary force comprises of around 100 personnel. Curfew remained in force in the town
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 In touch with US agencies over Punjab youth killed in Washington: Sushma Swaraj
HYDERABAD, Apr 8: A 25-year-old Indian was shot dead in the city of Yakima in Washington state of USA on Thursday. Two-hooded assailants robbed Vikram Jaryal at the store where he was employed. Though he cooperated with the assailants when they demanded cash, he was shot point blank. "My heartfelt condolences on your brother's tragic death. I am asking the Indian Embassy in US to provide all help and assistance," external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet to the victim's brother who brought it to her notice.Vikram Jaryal is the son of Parshotam Singh of Jandwal, Mukerian in Hoshiarpur of Punjab.Accoring to Yakima Police Department, around 2 am on April 6, they responded to a report of robbery and shooting at the AP-PM t 601 E.Yakima Ave. "Responding offices found the store clerk had been shot during an armed robbery of the store.


Man who claimed to be Jayalalithaa’s son arrested

CHENNAI, Apr 8: The Chennai city police have arrested J Krishnamurthy, 28, who recently approached the Madras high court claiming to be late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's son. Acting on an order of the Madras high court, the central crime branch of the city police arrested Krishnamurthy from Dindigul bus terminus on Friday. Krishnamurthy had been moving from one place to another on government buses for the past one week after the high court ordered his arrest on March 27. Justice R Mahadevan had ordered to arrest Krishnamurthy and produce him before the court on April 10.


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Uzbek man main suspect in Swedish truck attack that killed four

washington, Apr 8: A 39-year-old Uzbek man being held in custody is the suspected driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that ploughed into crowds in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in an apparent terror attack, police said on Saturday. The man, previously known to Swedish intelligence services as a marginal figure with no clear links to extremist groups, is suspected of mowing down pedestrians on a busy shopping street and smashing through a store front on Friday. .

Fresh air strike on town hit with chemical weapons kills one

Beirut, Apr 8: Syrian opposition activists say warplanes have struck a northern town where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week killing one person and wounding another. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday’s chemical attack that killed 87. The Local Coordination Committees, another monitoring group, said the airstrike was carried out by Russian warplane. It said the woman killed had fled to the town from her hometown of Latameh in central Syria. The chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday triggered a US missile attack two days later that struck a Syrian air base in central Syria killing nine people...........

H-1B visa cap of 65,000 reached for 2017-18
Philippines, Apr 8: A federal US agency responsible for processing of H-1B application for foreign IT professionals said it has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa cap for the 2018 fiscal year. "US Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018," an official announcement said. US Citizenship and Immigration Services has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa US advanced degree exemption, also known as the master's cap, the statement

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