Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh addressed virtual rally for party workers in Jammu and Kashmir on June 14.
"I pay my tribute to Sarpanch Ajay Pandita, who died in a cowardly attack and also Maqbool Sherwani of Baramulla, who in 1947 hoisted the Indian flag in Kashmir valley," said Rajnath Singh while addressing 'Jammu Jan Samvad rally' via video conferencing in New Delhi.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid last respects to Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh at the his residence in Delhi's Chhatarpur on August 03. Rajnath Singh also met his family members. Amar Singh, 64, passed away at a Singapore hospital on August 01. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months.
Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passed away at the age of 64 on August 01. He was undergoing treatment at hospital in Singapore for several months. Amar Singh had suffered kidney failure back in 2013. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed condolences.
Youth in Kashmir will have more opportunities to hone their skills in sports with the enhancement of required infrastructure. After Jammu and Kashmir became the Union Territory, construction of playground in Ganderbal is ongoing in full swing. This initiative will play a vital role to boost sports activities help the local youth to show their sports talent. The government is spending huge amount of money to improve sports infrastructure in the valley. Despite showing excellent performance in sports, Kashmiri youth were facing difficulties due to lack of basic facilities. With Jammu and Kashmir government's efforts, new playground will meet all the requirements of the sports enthusiasts. One of the local players said, "They have taken a very big initiative to construct this ground. Last one year has been better. They have started this construction work a year back and ground is improving day by day. Sports play a pivotal role." A local said, "The government has taken a very good initiative after locals demanded for it. Youth will take more interest in games."
Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in the UT, weekend lockdown has been imposed in Jammu to curb the spread of the dreadful virus. The state has reported over 290 deaths till now due to COVID-19. Over 7260 active cases have witnessed in the state till date. The state administration has imposed lockdown till July 28 across the Kashmir valley except Bandipore district to stem the spread of COVID-19.
The Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP), announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 for Jammu and Kashmir, has proved to be a breather for the farmers in the Union Territory as the horticulture department has set up apple orchards in Anantnag district to help increase the apple production. The department has lent a helping hand to an apple grower by giving him high-density apple plants under the PMDP which provides them nets, borewells and other facilities on subsidy. Under this scheme, growers are given high density plants, nets borewells and other facilities on subsidy. These high density plants yield good results with two years of planting the trees. Horticulture department recommended these high density plants for promotion of horticulture sector of Kashmir. The department also provides technical support to these growers for scientific layout of these new plantations.
India's permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti has lashed out at Pakistan for harbouring terror groups on its soil. Indian envoy to the UN said that Pakistan is the nerve centre of terrorism and added the even its Prime Minister Imran Khan had admitted that some 40,000 terrorists were present in Pakistan. 'Pakistan is home to the largest number of listed terrorists, internationally designated terrorist entities and individuals, including Jamaat-ud-Dawah, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen', said Tirumurti. Referring to the United Nations’ 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, the ambassador said that there is a clear acknowledgement that the leadership and funding for terrorist entities like Al-Qaeda, ISIS emanate from Pakistan. The Indian envoy's attack on Pakistan comes even as it has been trying to rake up the Kashmir issue at international forums but has failed to gain any support. Watch the full video for all the details on the Indian envoy's attack on Pakistan.
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India's permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti while speaking to ANI on reports of disinformation being spread through social media by Pakistan said that joint statement by India and a group of selected countries was designed to counter exactly this type of disinformation spread by countries like Pakistan in the context of COVID-19. He said, "India and a group of selected countries cutting across regions made a joint statement in the context of infodemic in the context of COVID19, at the UN. The statement was designed to counter exactly this type of disinformation spread by countries like Pak in the context of COVID-19 to foment division and create disharmony among communities." On JandK issue he further said, "I want to reassure you that the attempt by Pakistan to involve the United Nations in the context of Jammu and Kashmir, has not borne fruit and has been wrongly refuted by India at every turn."
India's permanent representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti spoke to ANI on Pakistan and China raking JandK issue even after a year in UN. TS Tirumurti said that Pakistan's efforts have not received any traction in the United Nations Security Council even if Pakistan persists. He said, "Attempts by Pakistan to try an internationalise something which is a bilateral issue is not something new. There has been no formal meeting of Security Council on India-Pakistan issue since November 1965. What came up recently was a closed door and completely informal meeting. There was no outcome in this meeting but in the Security Council practically every country except for China underlined the fact that it is a bilateral issue and should be dealt between India and Pakistan. Pakistan's efforts have not received any traction in the United Nations Security Council even if Pakistan persists there are no takers here in the United Nations."
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra vacated her official Lodhi Estate bungalow on Thursday. Priyanka handed over the possession to CPWD on Thursday. An official statement issued by the Congress said Priyanka Gandhi handed over the possession of her 35, Lodhi Estate bungalow, "previously allotted to her on security grounds", to the CPWD. "She will be residing in a temporary accommodation until a more permanent accommodation in Delhi rented by her is ready for use," an official communication from the Congress party said. Earlier in the day, a team of central PWD officials visited her house and took the keys of the Lodhi Estate bungalow. Centre had cancelled Priyanka’s New Delhi accommodation at Lodhi Estate. The Ministry of Urban Development issued a notice to Priyanka Gandhi on July 1, asking her to vacate the Lodhi Estate bungalow before August 1, as she was no longer eligible for it after her security cover was downgraded last year. Priyanka had earlier this month cleared her pending dues. The said house has since been allotted to BJP's media department in-charge and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni. Priyanka was allotted the 35, Lodhi Estate bungalow in New Delhi in 1997.
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Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, young daughters and sisters from northeastern states on August 02 tied rakhi to jawans who serve in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. It was an expression of their..