84 infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019
In a written reply to a starred question in the House, Reddy said regular attempts of infiltration by terrorists through the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir sponsored and supported from across the border are being made. "84 such attempts have been made from across the border and it is estimated that 59 such terrorists could have infiltrated," he said.
Former bureaucrat Shah Faesal & activist Shela Rashid contest government move on Jammu & Kashmir in apex court
A five-judge bench of the court led by Justice NV Ramana, began hearing arguments against the decision four months after it was done. The state has since been under a complete lockdown activists say, a charge the government has denied. The government insists that everything is normal in the state.
Concerned over situation in Kashmir, important to restore normalcy: EU Envoy
European Union Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto on December 10 cleared EU's stand on the situation of Kashmir. He said, "We are concerned over...
Aadhaar mandatory for getting PM-Kisan benefits from December onwards: Centre
"The mandatory requirement of Aadhaar seeding of beneficiaries' data continues to be applicable for release of all installments falling due with effect from December 1, 2019 onward," Agriculture Minister said in Lok Sabha. Under PM-Kisan scheme, the government is providing Rs 6,000 per annum in three equal installments to 14 crore farmers.
Local admin in J&K to decide on release of detained political leaders: Amit Shah
The minister's statement came after Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury asked the government when political leaders, including sitting member and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, would be released.
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch, targets civilians
Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Shahpur sector of Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch district on December 09. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefi...
Over 400 youths from Jammu and Kashmir inducted into Indian Army
The passing-out-parade of the soldiers, belonging to different areas of Jammu and Kashmir, was conducted at the regimental centre of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry at Rangreth in the outskirts of the city here, an Army official said.The parade was reviewed by the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon.
LS passes bill for stringent punishment to those possessing illegal arms, indulging in celebratory gunfire
Piloted by Home Minister Amit Shah, the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also ensures that those using firearms in a rash or negligent manner in celebratory gunfire, endangering human life or personal safety of others, shall be punishable with an imprisonment to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs one lakh or with both.
Government moves further changes to Arms (Amendment) Bill
The Bill was tabled in Lok Sabha on November 29. The Bill seeks to enhance punishment for illegally possessing and making prohibited arms besides other changes in the six- decade-old Arms Act.
Budget-making team of Finance Ministry short of two key officials
The budget for 2020-21 to be presented on February 1 is keenly awaited for the expected second wave of structural reforms for pulling out the economy from its over six-year low growth. In addition to expenditure secretary, the position of joint secretary, one of the key officials in the entire Budget-making process, is also vacant for almost three months.
Congress played politics on Jammu and Kashmir, Ayodhya: Narendra Modi
Modi claimed that the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand has created a favourable environment for investments over the last five years. He also credited it with decrease in Leftwing extremism.
4,000 passports delivered across Jammu, Kashmir region post Aug 5: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"There was no suspension of postal services in Kashmir post August 5, 2019" and rather India Post has done a commendable job including delivery of 4,000 passports, Prasad said during Question Hour in the Upper House.
NRI businessman detained in Kashmir released for three months
Shah was among the host of politicians, social activists and businessmen detained on August 5, when the Centre withdrew special status to the erstwhile state and also bifurcated it into two union territories -- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
LG Murmu asks for rooftop solar systems for all government buildings in Jammu and Kashmir
Murmu directed to conduct audit of all 220 KV and 132 KV transmission line towers and take corrective measures before the start of the next winter season to prevent damage to power structure, he said.
All flights cancelled at Srinagar airport due to dense fog
Airports Authority of India (AAI) said all the scheduled flights were cancelled due to poor visibility at the airport. The visibility at the airport was around 600 metres only this morning but since there was no improvement in the situation, the air traffic was suspended for the day.
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