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SET FOR MEGA EVENT: Stage is being prepared for Jammu Mahotsav at M A Stadium on Wednesday.   ... . .  .....    Aman      

Repoll at 38 Srinagar booths to test security arrangements

Srinagar, Apr 12: The repoll ordered by Election Commission (EC) in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency will test the security arrangements tomorrow as all these are in Budgam district, the worst-hit by violence during voting on Sunday. Seven of the eight deaths in security forces' firing after rampaging mobs to streets in scores of places perpetrating violence during Sunday's polling took place in Budgam district, especially in areas where the EC yesterday ordered a repoll. The election officials express confidence that adequate security arrangements have been made for tomorrow's re- polling. "Adequate arrangements of security and videography have been made for re-polling

Normalcy restored in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Apr 12: Normalcy returned to Kashmir Valley today after three days of separatist-sponsored strike against the death of civilians in poll violence. Shops, private offices, fuel stations and other business establishments in the summer capital opened today, while government offices and banks also resumed normal functioning, officials said. They said public transport was back on the roads in the city. Similar reports were received from across the Valley, the officials said.


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Balwant Thakur calls on Governor    

JAMMU, APR 12: Director Natrang, Balwant Thakur called on the Governor N N Vohra at Raj Bhawan here.
Thakur apprised the Governor about activities undertaken by the ICCR Regional Branch, Jammu in past two years and programmes planned to be organized in the future. He further informed the Governor about dramatic performances staged by Natrang, with particular focus on preservation and promotion of traditional art forms of Jammu region.... .  ...................


Jammu coming up as Model city with modern amenities: Dy CM

JAMMU, APR 12: Reiterating the Government's commitment to develop Jammu as one of the Model and modern cities of the country, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that initiatives undertaken by the Government are leaving tangible impact on the ground and would transform the Housing and Urban sector of the winter capital. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a public gathering at Peer Kho, after laying foundation of several developmental projects here today. He was accompanied by MLA East, Rajesh Gupta; Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Hridesh Kumar, Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Manmohan Singh and other senior officers of concerned Departments. . .. ..... . ......................

LAHDC Chairman assures opening of Drass-Kargil road in 2 days
KARGIL, APR 12: After the people of Drass staged a protest the other day against LAHDC Kargil administration for not opening the Kargil-Drass road and the same being telecast by a national media channel, today the Chairman LAHDC Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan alongwith the advisor Haji Mohammad Shafi visited the snow clearance site of Drass-Kargil road to inspect the pace of snow clearance operations. It is pertinent to mention here that 90 feet high and 500 feet long snow avalanches have blocked this road. The Chairman and the Advisor after inspecting the site appreciated the role of BRO which is working round    ..    , .......................

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 10 years of damage, 13 crores: Alleged cost of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Yamuna event

NEW DELHI, Apr 12: It will take 10 years to reverse the damage done to the banks of the River Yamuna by a huge cultural festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the country's top environmental court was told today. A team of experts who have visited the area where the three-day event was held last year have said restoring the flood plain will also cost about 13 crores and take extensive effort. The expert committee provided its assessment to the National Green
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Kulbhushan Jadhav’s trial was by the book: Pervez Musharraf

New Delhi, Apr 12: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said the trial of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death for “spying”, was carried out according to prescribed legal procedure, the Dawn has reported. On Monday, Pakistan said a military court sentenced Jadhav to death for allegedly spying and stoking violence in Balochistan, drawing an angry response from New Delhi which said it will be a “premeditated murder” if carried out. Jadhav was arrested in March last year in Balochistan and accused of being a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent fuelling the Baloch separatist movement and attempting to sabotage the $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic.


Mobile phone tower causes cancer... SC orders shut down

NEW DELHI, Apr 12: A 42-year-old domestic help will go down in history as the man who persuaded the Supreme Court to shut down a mobile phone tower on the ground that its electromagnetic radiation afflicted him with cancer. Last year, Harish Chand Tiwari, who works at the residence of Prakash Sharma in the Dal Bazar area of Gwalior, moved the SC through advocate Nivedita Sharma, complaining that a BSNL tower illegally installed on a neighbour's rooftop in 2002 had exposed him to harmful radiation 24x7 for the last 14 years. The order is likely to further fuel the debate over the effects of radiation from mobile phone towers with a section of activists feeling vindicated while the government argues there is no evidence to prove that

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From Sri Lanka, firm message to China about its ports: No Military activity

TOKYO, Apr 12: Sri Lanka will make sure no military activity is conducted at its ports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Tokyo on Wednesday, as China invests heavily in roads and harbours on the island nation. Beijing, which is fortifying islands in the South China Sea to which it lays claim, has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars in Sri Lanka's infrastructure since the end of the country's

Arunachal Pradesh people unhappy under India's 'illegal' rule: China Daily

BEIJING, Apr 12: The people of Arunachal Pradesh live "difficult lives" under India's "illegal" rule and they look forward to returning to China, a state-run Chinese daily claimed on Wednesday as it criticised New Delhi for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit the frontier state. China is opposed to the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, particularly Tawang, which it considers as Southern Tibet. Its media and foreign ministry has repeatedly aired its opposition to the Tibetan Buddhist leaders's ongoing visit to the region. "Under India's illegal rule, the residents of Southern Tibet live difficult lives, face various kinds of discrimination, and look forward to returning to China," .  ..........

Sikhs from across the globe to converge at Gurdwara Panja Sahib

ATTARI, Apr 12: Sikhs from various cities of Pakistan are converging at Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Hasanabdal, Pakistan to celebrate the festival of Baisakhi. Radesh Singh, president, Sikh Committee of Pakistan who is leading a Jatha of Sikhs of Peshawar to Gurdwara Hasan Abadal informed that there was much enthusiasm among Sikhs of Pakistan especially after winning their identity battle. "We will offer thanksgiving prayers to the Almighty and seek well-being of the community," said he. In recent past, Sikhs of Pakistan took the legal course and won the right to be get included Sikhism as a separate religion and counted

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