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Friday, August 22, 2014

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  • BJP president Amit Shah wants a Hindu CM in Jammu and Kashmir

    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, August 21 Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has set his sights on a whole new mission, and it could be his most daunting one yet. Shah is personally supervising his party's first-ever attempt to install a Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP leaders and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh cadre are already working overtime to achieve the impossible. At a recent meeting to induct Moti Kaul, President of the All India Kashmiri Samaj into the BJP, Shah told leaders from the state, "I'm not so concerned about the other states where elections are being held. We are win...

  • Pak violates truce, fires heavily on forward posts on LoC in Poonch

    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, August 21 In less than 48 hours, Pakistan twice violated the ceasefire by firing heavily on forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. ''Pakistan fired small arms and automatics late last night in Hamirpur area of Poonch thus violating the truce twice in less than 48 hours,'' official spokesman here today said. ''He said that the firing started at around 2130 hrs, adding, ''own troops gave befitting reply but using weapons of similar calibre.'' He further said that the intermittent firing lasted throughout the night while n...

  • War-like stores recovered in north Kashmir

    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, August 2 In a major success, security forces recovered war-like stores from a vehicle in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, about 55 Km from here. Official sources said security forces noticed an abandoned vehicle on the roadside at Mantrigam Bandipora. During the search of the vehicle, security forces recovered 7 AK rifles, five pistols, 21 hand grenades, 174 UBL rounds and other arms and ammunition. No one was arrested so far. Further investigation has been initiated. ...

  • BJP, Cong in new political tussle over PM boycott

    New Delhi, August 21 Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in some states, a new political tussle has broken out between the BJP and Congress over the latter's Chief Ministers' 'boycott' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings, with both political parties accusing each other of impropriety. Following yesterday's booing of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Kaithal, where he was sharing dais with the Prime Minister, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today skipped a meeting at Nagpur, where he was to lay the foundation stone for a Metro, along with the Prime Minis...

  • Peaceful polling in 18 Assembly by-elections in four states

    New Delhi, August 21 Amid tight security, polling in by-elections to 18 Assembly constituencies spread over four states passed off incident-free today, testing waters after the world's largest democratic exercise. Ten constituencies in Bihar, three apiece in Maharashtra and Karnataka and two in Punjab went to the polls, held mainly after the sitting legislators were elected to the 16th Lok Sabha. Rajnagar, Chhapra, Mohiuddinnagar, Banka, Jale, Hajipur, Parbatta, Mohania, Narkatiaganj and Bhagalpur assembly seats in Bihar witnessed a fight between the JD(U), RJD and Congress an...

  • DB directs CS to constitute a High Level Committee for addressing problems of Trans-Genders

    Jammu Tawi, August 21 A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and Justice Tashi Rabstan after hearing Advocate DS Chouhan with Advocate Meharban Singh for the PIL and Sr. AAG Gagan Basotra appearing for the state, directed Chief Secretary of J&K State to constitute a High Level Committee under his chairmanship as already proposed without any waste of time, preferably within two weeks’ time only by including all other officials who can render proper assistance to him for the purposes of formulating a comprehensive scheme for addressing the problems of trans gend...

  • NPP announces 2nd list of its six candidates

    Newspoint Bureau
    Jammu Tawi, August 21 A Special Meeting of the Parliamentary Board of JKNPP held here in Jammu under the chairmanship of Harsh Dev Singh MLA cleared six candidates for election to state assembly due later this year. A spokesman of the party said those cleared today include Pushvinder Singh Manhas senior Vice president Young panthers from Akhnoor, Ashok Randhawa state secretary from Suchetgarh, S. Gurvinder Singh @ Vicky zonal president from Gandhi Nagar, Tariq Mohammed Khan state secretary from Mendhar Poonch, Ghulam Mustafa Wani zonal president from Rajouri and Mohammed Rakiz Manhas zonal ...

  • India says no change in its stand on Palestine, Israel

    New Delhi, August 21 Giving a sense of the new government’s overall policy towards the West Asia to the Arab media today, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said there was no change in India’s stand of extending strong support to the Palestinian cause, while maintaining good relations with Israel. The External Affairs Minister, while referring to the post-Arab Spring development in the region, also made it clear that her country would not interfere in the internal affairs of the Arab countries, but was concerned over the rise of fanaticism, extremism and terrorism which affected re...

  • U'khand Guv resignation row: SC issues notice to Centre

    New Delhi, August 21 The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi challenging the Union Home Ministry's orders asking him to step down. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India R M Lodha granted six weeks' time to the Centre to respond. The petition was mentioned today for urgent hearing and counsel for the petitioner contended that the Home Ministry was pressing his client to resign from his post. He also contended that the Centre cannot ask the Governor to resign as the Governor holds office during the ...

  • Country cannot be developed by ignoring states: Modi

    Ranchi, August 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the country could not be developed by ignoring development of states which are an integral part of it. Addressing a gathering at the Prabhat Tara Maidan at Dhurva, Modi said, 'We need to develop the states and only then can we think about the development of the country. 'If we want to develop India as a strong country then we need to bring development in every state,' Modi said. 'The Union Government is working with the motive of overall development of this country and for this we need to move ahead with all the ...

  • Ian Khan quits talks with PM Nawaz Sharif

    Pakistan, August 21 Pakistan's main opposition leader Ian Khan says he is pulling out of talks with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The two sides began discussions last night, after thousands of opposition supporters occupied a high-security zone in front of parliament. Protesters say Sharif came to power through electoral fraud. Parliament had declared Khan's week-long political campaign to bring down the prime minister unconstitutional. Both Khan, the leader of the PTI party, and Tahirul Qadri, who heads the PAT party, are demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz...

  • Dhiyan Chand appeals party worker to work hard for NC MLA candidates

    Newspoint Bureau
    Kathua, August 21 Cautioning against ‘conspiracies’ being hatched to weaken National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference District President Ex-MLA Dhiyan Chand appealed party activists to work hard with dedication to make the win of party candidates of Kathua Constituencies. While addressing press conference Dhian Chand said that NC candidate of Basohli Devinder Singh Bindu, Chandu Ram from Hiranagar, K K Bakshi from Kathua, Ghulam Hyder Malik from Bani and Romy Khajuria from Billawar are young and dynamic mass leaders. He asked the party activists to campaign for the ...


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