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Security reviewed ahead of R-Day
1/22/2017 12:35:58 AM
JAMMU, Jan 21: Ahead of the Republic Day, a need for high level of vigilance was underscored at a meeting of top officials of army, paramilitary forces and state police and administration which reviewed the security situation of Jammu region where the state's main function will take place. The meeting of the 'Core Group' of Security was held at Nagrota to take stock of the prevailing security measures in Jammu Region in the run up to the Republic Day, Defence spokesman said here. The meeting was co-chaired by Commander of Jammu-based 16 Corps Lt Gen A K Sharma and Director General of state police S P Vaid and was attended by Jammu Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal as also IG Police Jammu Zone, IG BSF, IG CRPF and senior officials of intelligence agencies, the spokesman said. A joint strategy was chalked out in great detail by all agencies to ensure peace and stability in the region and ensure incident free Republic day where Governor N N Vohra will supervise the parade and take salute. They emphasized the need for high level of vigiliance and "remaining alive and responsive to any developing security situation" while ensuring a peaceful and conducive environment in the region, the spokesman said. Lt Gen Sharma said the Army and its various formations deployed south of Pir Panjal have been pro-actively involved in maintaining peace and communal harmony in the region...
 
Police seeks people’s cooperation in security measures
1/22/2017 12:35:51 AM
JAMMU, Jan 21: Jammu and Kashmir Police has sought the cooperation of the people attending the Republic Day function at M A Stadium, Jammu to avoid any inconvenience. In a statement issued here today, Senior Superintendent of Police, Security Jammu has urged the people not to carry the items including cameras, arms, ammunition, sharp edged weapons, hand/polythene bags, ladies purse, lunch boxes, transistors, patromax, handy fire extinguishers, stop watches, pens, any kind of powder, any inflammable material, cigarettes, match boxes, lighters, and other such objectionable items to the venue of the function. The people have been asked to immediately inform the police on duty in case any sus...
Dr Shahid headed for UN assignment
1/22/2017 12:35:42 AM
JAMMU, Jan 21: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, an IAS officer of J&K cadre 2009 batch, is headed for New York on one-year assignment with the United Nations (UN). Dr Shahid would be moving to the UN headquarters in New York in April 2017 to work as a Consultant with the world body on the “Electoral Systems in Emerging Democracies”. He will be extensively travelling across the globe during his tenure with the UN and his field assignments include East Timor and African nations. Presently posted as Additional Secretary in the Chief Minister’s office, Dr Shahid is holding the additional charge of Director Information and Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC)...
Pak hands over Indian soldier who strayed across LoC
1/22/2017 12:35:27 AM
ATTARI, Jan 21: Pakistan today handed over to India its soldier who had inadvertently crossed the LoC hours after the army's surgical strike in September last year. Chandu Babulal Chavan, 22, returned through the land transit route of Attari-Wagah border. The BSF handed him over to the Army which took him to an undisclosed location. Chavan, posted with 37 Rashtriya Rifles, had mistakenly crossed the boundary in Kashmir hours after India's surgical strikes on terrorist bases across the LoC. Chavan's brother Bhushan Chavan, who is also a soldier, said he is thankful to the army for its effort. "I am thankful to DGMO and army for the efforts they have made. I am never going to forget this...
Power crisis rocks Assembly, opposition stages walkout
1/22/2017 12:35:19 AM
JAMMU, Jan 21: Assembly was today rocked by the protests from Opposition over alleged power crisis and unscheduled power cuts in Kashmir and Ladakh regions and later staged a walkout from the House over government's "unsatisfactory" reply. Ali Mohammad Sagar of National Conference (NC) raised the issue of alleged power crisis during the extreme winter conditions in Kashmir Valley and alleged that the government has failed to provide uninterrupted power supply. He was joined by Congress Legislative Party leader Nawang Rigzin Jora and hit out at the government for failing to gear up its administration to deal with the situation. All the Opposition members stood up from their seats and ...
MLA Rashid marshalled out of house for creating rucks
1/22/2017 12:34:56 AM
JAMMU, Jan 21: Independent MLA Engineer Rashid was today marshalled out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after the Deputy Speaker ordered his suspension for the session for two days for disrupting proceedings. However, Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmed Gurezi later revoked his order and allowed him come back to house with a direction not to disrupt the house again. The MLA had raised ruckus in the house in protest over detention of an 86-year-old man and a 14-year-old minor boy under the Public Safety Act (PSA) by police and sought a reply from the government. Later while giving reply in the house, parliamentary affairs minister Abdul Rahman Veeri said that as per the SSP and DC the boy is not...
Modi addresses top military commanders at combine conference
1/22/2017 12:34:50 AM
DEHRADUN, Jan 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed top military commanders here during which he is understood to have outlined his vision on security challenges before the country. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval were also present at the Combined Commanders Conference which was held at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here as part of Modi's wish to hold the annual conference outside the national capital. Unlike previous years, no statements were issued by the government due to directions from the Election Commission which has effected a model code of conduct ahead of assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Ut...
 
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