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Jammu observes complete bandh on day 3
Bandh extended by 3 days; Section 144 imposed
8/3/2015 12:49:49 AM
JAMMU, Aug 2: Jammu today observed a total shutdown for the third consecutive day over the persisting AIIMS issue while some of the protesting leaders of Congress including former minister were also detained here. The winter capital and its peripheries for the third day observed complete bandh demanding separate AIIMS for Jammu. The bandh call was given by the Coordination Committee on AIIMS, which is spearheading the agitation blaming BJP for befooling the people of Jammu and not getting AIIMS sanctioned despite the written assurance by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. Meanwhile all business establishments remained closed. The agitation is also supported by the traders and transporters. The AIIMS CC had also rejected Centre’s proposal of having AIIMS like facilities in both the regions demanding full fledged institution. However, some of the Congress leaders including former minister Sham Lal Sharma were detained this morning while staging protest against the BJP. The district administration had already imposed Section 144 of CrPC in view of law and order situation, which was defied by the Congress. Congress leaders including former minister Sham Lal Sharma were detained this morning while staging protest against the BJP. The transport also remained off the roads due to which the commuters especially the pilgrims suffered. The Coordination Committee this evenin...
BJP slams strike, says No justification in continuing agitation
8/3/2015 12:49:16 AM
JAMMU, Aug 2: Ruling BJP in Jammu and Kashmir today slammed the ongoing agitation for AIIMS in Jammu and said those spearheading the stir were playing in the hands of opposition parties, in spite of Centre's announcement to give "AIIMS-like" institution in the city. The BJP said that the foundation stone of AIIMS in Jammu would be laid before that of Kashmir's and some constituents of the AIIMS coordination committee were playing politics on it. "Now that the Union government has agreed to provide similar AIIMS-like facilities for Kashmir and Jammu, there is no justification to continue with the strike. "The National Conference and the Congress are using the coordination committee for th...
Pak Rangers again violate ceasefire along IB
8/3/2015 12:49:01 AM
JAMMU, Aug 2: Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border out posts along the International Border in Jammu district. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to firing of two mortar bombs on BoPs along IB in R S Pura sector around 10.40 PM last night", a senior BSF officer said today. BSF troops guarding the borderline did not retaliate, he said. "There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the Pakistani firing", he said. This is second ceasefire violation along the IB in 12 hours. Yesterday, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling on 23 BoPs along the IB in Akhnoor sector in Jammu ...
After Enclaves exchange between India And Bangladesh, security prime concern
8/3/2015 12:48:52 AM
KOLKATA, Aug 2: With the long-awaited swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh now complete, ensuring security so that these areas do not become a hub of anti- national activities seems to be of prime concern of security agencies. "Security in those enclaves which are now part of India is of topmost priority to check illegal entrants from Bangladesh or JMB modules operating in Bengal...," Pradip Bhattacharya, chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, told PTI. "I have already written to the Union Home Ministry that security in coordination with IB, BSF and state police should be strengthened so that anti-national elements can't use this as an opportuni...
16 injured in road accident
8/3/2015 12:48:42 AM
JAMMU, Aug 2: At least 16 people were injured when a mini bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Nagrota area on the city outskirts of this winter capital this morning. “A mini bus on the way towards Nagrota had a head-on collision with another vehicle near Manda on Jammu-Srinagar national highway,” police here said. They said the injured were immediately rushed to the hospital. “Condition of all the injured is stable,” police added. ...
Dinanagar attack: Terrorist was wearing gloves with the label ‘Made in Pakistan’
8/3/2015 12:48:32 AM
GURDASPUR, Aug 2: Army today destroyed a rocket launcher recovered from the dead Pakistani militants during the attack on Dina Nagar police station in the district, a week ago. The DLR rocket launcher was destroyed at Makuara Pattan, near Ravi river along the Indo-Pak Border, a senior police officer said here. Inspector General of Police (Border Range) Amritsar Ishwar Chand said the rocket launcher was placed in the same building of Dina Nagar police station, in the stacks of sand bags, where the encounter took place on Monday last. The IGP said after receiving information about the weapon, the police and Army took it to Makuara Pattan and dumped it in the ground where experts destroyed ...
Parliament Logjam: Minister talks about ‘no work, no pay’ policy for MPs
8/3/2015 12:48:25 AM
NEW DELHI, Aug 2: Amid a logjam in Parliament, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma has said there is a suggestion for applying 'no work, no pay' policy on MPs like it is being done with regard to bureaucrats, triggering a debate after which he went into a denial mode. "There is a suggestion that like for the bureaucrats there is 'no work, no pay', we should implement for the MPs also," he told reporters in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh yesterday. Sharma, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, went on to add that the government is planning this and senior ministers are in touch with the opposition to reach a consensous. "There is a planning for it. Our government is trying and our senior ministers ar...
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