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Former JK Governor Girish Chandra Saxena dies at 90

JAMMU, APR 14: Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena, lovingly called Gary, died today at New Delhi after a brief illness, his family said. He was 90. Saxena's brother Naresh Chandra, former Cabinet Secretary and Ambassador to the US, said he was rushed to a hospital in the wee hours after he complained of breathlessness. He was declared dead at 4:30 AM, Chandra said. He was born in Agra in 1928 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. An IPS officer of the 1950-batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, Saxena, who also headed country's external intelligence agency RAW, took charge as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor for the first time on May 26, 1990 and continued on the post till March 13, 1993. He was re-appointed in 1998.

 DGP praises CRPF's restraint

SRINAGAR, APR 14: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dr S P Vaid today lauded the restraint shown by the CRPF jawans who were heckled by some youths in Budgam on Sunday, saying "any armed force in the world would have retaliated with force". Yesterday, police has registered an FIR on a complaint filed by the CRPF over a video clip showing some youths beating its jawans during by-poll to the Srinagar parliamentary constituency on April 9. "We have registered an FIR in police station Chadoora against the ruffians who heckled the CRPF personnel. They will be dealt with as per law," Vaid, Director General of Police (DGP) said.


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Mehbooba launches Transparency Portal of FCS&CA Deptt    

JAMMU, APR 14: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today advised all Departments to put their activities and services in digital mode, for improving their public interface besides bringing more transparency in their activities. Addressing a public gathering here after launching Transparency Portal of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Department, the Chief Minister said that bringing their activities and services onto online platform would not only encourage deserving to get their rightful shares, but also get the Departments an enhanced public interface as well. .... .  ...................


 JKPCC pays rich tributes to Dr Ambedkar

JAMMU, APR 14: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today organized a function at party head-quarters, to pay rich tributes to Bharat Ratan Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 126th Birth Anniversary. The function was presided over by the Vice-President JKPCC, Mula Ram and attended by several senior leaders and activists of party. While paying floral tributes to father of Indian Constitution, senior Congress leader, Mula Ram described Babasahib as one of the towering personalities of modern India, who will always be remembered for his outstanding contributions for upliftment of downtrodden people. . . .. ..... . ......................

Professional organizations must be roped in for better service delivery: Dr Shahid
JAMMU, APR 14: A two member team comprising United Nations Development Programme (India); Deputy Country Director, Dr Preeti Soni and Programme Analyst (Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management) Energy and Environment Unit, Ruchi Pant today called on the Director Information, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary to discuss current projects of State Government besides exploring how UNDP can support in better implementation of the projects. During an hour long meeting, the UNDP delegates hoped to work with State Government for enhancing livelihood and socio-economic profile of the Himalayan State. Divulging details about the programme, the Deputy Country Director and Head Environment Unit, Dr Preeti Soni said that UNDP is doing baseline surveys in Jammu and Kashmir to understand the area. She said that UNDP also finds substantial general differences major..    , .......................

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Denial of Kulbhushan Jadhav's chargesheet is violation of Geneva Convention: Defence Experts

New Delhi, Apr 14: New Delhi: Asserting that it is important to give consular access, Defence Expert P K Sehgal on Friday said Pakistan`s denial to give statements on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is sheer violation of the Geneva Convention, adding that the incident reveals Islamabad`s double standards." As far as the Geneva Convention is concerned, it is important to give consular access. So, what Pakistan is doing is violating human right convention and international norms. Now the double standard of Pakistan and their intention has been revealed in front of the entire world," Sehgal told
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BJP begins campaign for Odisha

BHUBHANESHWAR, Apr 14: The senior leadership of the BJP, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, buoyed by recent successes in the local body polls held in Odisha, are gathering at the State Capital for the party’s national executive to be held over the weekend. A series of events and symbolic gestures have been planned by the party to help politically and culturally identify the BJP for long dismissed as a north Indian party as the main contender against the 17 year rule of the Biju Janata Dal’s Naveen Patnaik government. Even before Prime Minister Modi’s arrival in Bhubhaneswar on Saturday, with a four kilometre roadshow planned from the city’s airport to Janata


 'No PM Modi bashing': AAP changes strategy for Delhi civic pollsr

NEW DELHI, Apr 14: Stung by its poor performances in Punjab and Goa assembly polls, the AAP has changed its strategy of directly attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has decided to focus on "positive campaign" as it faces litmus test in the Delhi municipal polls. A party leader said the AAP will resort to what it did during the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls -- a "positive campaign". "We are adopting the same strategy used by the party before 2015 assembly polls in which we went to people convincing about the positive work done during our 49-day government.
"We have seen the outcome of a positive campaign in the 2015 assembly polls and will continue to do that for the MCD polls," said a senior party leader. Another reason behind not targeting Modi in the MCD polls is the massive victory the BJP scored in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Delhi has a sizable voter population that belongs to the two states.

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36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

KABUL, Apr 14: The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead and no civilian casualties, Afghanistan officials said today. The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb, which terrified villagers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border with its "earsplitting blast." The US military headquarters in Kabul said the bomb was.

Nuclear test will be dangerous: China warns North Korea

Beijing, Apr 14: China today warned its ally North Korea against carrying out a nuclear test, saying such a "dangerous and irresponsible" move could lead to a breakout of conflict at any moment amid soaring tensions with the US.
Conflict over North Korea could break out "at any moment", Chinas Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, warning there would be "no winner" in any war as tensions soar with the US. "There has been heightened tension between the United States, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The precarious situation deserves our attention

Once part of the opposition, more Syrian towns agree to government control

Syria, Apr 14: The Syrian government and rebels evacuated more than 7,000 people from four besieged towns Friday in the latest coordinated population transfer in Syria's six-year-long civil war. As diplomacy in Moscow focused on the US airstrikes targeting the country, over 2,350 people were bussed out of the twin towns of Madaya and Zabadani near Damascus. Another 5,000 people were evacuated on 75 buses from northern rebel-beseiged towns of Foua and Kfraya, according to Abdul Hakim Baghdadi, a pro-government interlocutor who helped negotiate the transfer from the latter two towns. "Honestly, when we left Madaya, I felt sadness, anger, and sorrow. But now, on the road, I don't feel anything. I feel cold as ice," said Muhammad Darwish, a resident bussed out

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