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My Govt's aim is to connect hearts and minds of people of all the regions: CM

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Jammu, Apr 19: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that the aim of her government is to connect hearts and minds of people of all the three regions. "My Government has embarked on an ambitious connectivity plan for the State but the main objective is to connect their hearts and minds so that the people of one region feel the pain of people of other region and one area shares its joys and sorrows with the other area," Mufti said while addressing the gathering after inaugurating 300 metre pre stressed concrete double lane bridge over Nikki Tawi here constructed by AK Engineers

No red beacons on VVIP’ vehicles from May 1

NEW DELHI, Apr 19: In what could signify an end to the VVIP culture in India, no high dignitaries, including the President and the Prime Minister will be allowed to have red beacon on their vehicles from May 1, Finance Minister Arun jaitley said today.
Making the announcement at a press conference, Jaitley said, "The Prime Minister informed the Cabinet that some amendments to the Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 were being made". These amendments will come into effect from May 1.
Under rule 108(I)(II) of the act, the state governments and the Central Government can name any dignitaries who can have red, white and blue beacons on their vehicles. The Centre has decided to remove this rule altogether.

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Chief Minister inaugurates 'Chopper-service' to Gurez 

SRINAGAR, APR 19: Giving residents of Gurez valley a major relief, the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today formally launched 'Chopper-service' between Srinagar and Gurez. This would not only ensure quick connectivity for residents of this border town to Srinagar but also provide them an easy and round the year access to rest of the State and country. The service has come as a great relief for sick, infirm, students and employees, who often get stuck due to road blockade during inclement weathers, she added. As a gesture, Mehbooba Mufti distributed tickets among first batch of passengers, wished and waved them before takeoff. Deputy Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Nazir Gurezi; former MLA, Faqir Mohammad Khan; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; IG Kashmir Zone, SJM Gillani, officers of Budgam administration, representatives of Airline service and passengers were also present on the occasion. : .... .  ...................


Dorjay reviews supplies position for Ladakh

JAMMU, APR 19: The Minister for Co-operatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay today chaired a high level meeting and reviewed transportation of essential supplies, including construction material to Ladakh region for current year. The Minister received a brief on requirement, stock and supply position with respect to essential commodities of food-grains, petroleum products, LPG, construction material, timber, firewood and other material. He directed the concerned agencies not to show any slackness in supply, dumping and carriage of essential supplies and building material to Ladakh region in coming summer season. The Minister directed for putting in place an efficient supply chain to ensure advance lifting, stocking and dumping of essentials across Ladakh region, keeping in view difficult topography of the region.. . .. ..... . ......................

Bali distributes LPG connections among BPL families at Kangrail
JAMMU, APR 19: Moving ahead to achieve the objective of providing smoke-less and environment friendly cooking facilities to those, who are still relying on traditional cooking system by using firewood or other such means, the Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today provided free LPG connections to 24 deserving women beneficiaries of Panchayat Kangrail in Raipur-Domana constituency under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (PMUY). Speaking at a function, which was organized at Panchayat Ghar Kangrail, the Minister said that BJP-PDP Government in Jammu and Kashmir is committed for upliftment of poor and numerous welfare schemes have been launched for the same. The PMUY is also one of such welfare initiatives launched by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to support poor women by providing them free gas connections to get rid from......    , .......................

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BJP core group meet held at PM Modi's residence, Kashmir issue, attack on jawans discussed

New Delhi, Apr 19: BJP core group meeting held in the national capital on Wednesday discussed situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the attack on jawans as per media reports. The meeting was held at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence. BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Jitendra Singh were among those who attended the meet, as per sources. Meanwhile, the Kashmir University and colleges across the Valley remained closed for the second consecutive day today on government orders in the wake of widespread violence by the students on Monday. These educational institutions were closed yesterday on the orders of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Khan, as a precautionary measure to prevent further protests, officials said, as per PTI. However, examinations were held in the Kashmir University as per the schedule. Higher secondary schools in South
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Cabinet approves leave encashment for soldiers

New Delhi, Apr 19: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved leave encashment for soldiers who were killed in action or were invalidated out of service between 1991 and 1999, an official here said. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved leave encashment up to 180 days for those defence personnel "who died or were invalidated out of service between 30.12.1991 to 29.11.1999 with less than 15 years of service". According to an official statement, families of around 9,777 Officers and other ranks were expected to benefit from this decision. During that decade, the armed forces saw a large number of casualties in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast and during the Kargil war (Operation Vijay) in 1999. Agencies.


HC says Centre taking steps to secure Jadhav's release

new Delhi, Apr 19: The Delhi High Court today refused to direct the government to approach the International Court of Justice for the release of death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav from jail in Pakistan, saying the government was taking necessary steps. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said the government was best placed to take a decision and safeguard the life and liberty of its citizens. "All steps are being taken by the government. There cannot be any intervention by this court," the bench said, adding that it does not want to interfere in the government's measures to secure the release of 46-year-old Jadhav from the Pakistani prison. The court accepted the stand of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain that Union of India was making every possible endeavour to get Jadhav back. Observing that it would be "inappropriate" to openly discuss the "sensitive issue", the bench said "revelation in open court about steps being taken

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Theresa May wins Parliament’s backing to hold snap polls on June 8

London, Apr 19: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday won the overwhelming backing of MPs to hold a snap election on June 8, which she said is in the country’s “national interest” and will strengthen her hand in the complex Brexit negotiations. After debating the motion put forward by May in the House of Commons, 522 of the 650 sitting MPs voted in favour of the June 8 election, passing the threshold of two-thirds needed to approve the plan. Thirteen voted against the motion. The Parliament’s backing for snap polls plunged Britain back into political uncertainty weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving May, 60, had stunned her allies as well as opponents when she called for a snap poll on Tuesday. There was a short debate on the motion in the House of Commons to over-ride.

Donald Trump is considering military options for North Korea and they are all grim

London, Apr 19: Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the US: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on Twitter. Now planners are contemplating what a US strike to prevent that development might look like, and the options are grim.  Analysts estimate North Korea may now possess between 10 and 25 nuclear weapons, with launch vehicles, air force jets, troops and artillery scattered across the country, hidden in caves and massed along the border with South Korea. That’s on top of what the US estimates to be one of the world’s largest chemical weapons stockpiles, a biological weapons research program and

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off

Jakarta, Apr 19: Jakarta’s Christian governor on Wednesday lost heavily to a Muslim former government minister in an election run-off, private polls indicated, after a divisive battle that has damaged Indonesia’s reputation as a bastion of tolerant Islam. Anies Baswedan, who was accused of pandering to hardliners to win votes, and his supporters cheered as news came through that surveys showed him winning by over 10 percentage points against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who was fighting for his job while standing trial for blasphemy. Official results are not expected until early May but the private pollsters, who count a sample of votes, are usually accurate. The vote was seen as a test of whether the moderate Islam traditionally practised in the world’s most populous Muslim country is under threat from hardliners, who have led a series of mass demonstrations

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