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AB-PMJAY to be launched in J&K on Dec 1, 2018

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Jammu: The Centre’s national flagship programme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir on December 1, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said. The chief secretary reviewed the preparedness for formal roll-out of AB-PMJAY with all chairpersons of the District Implementation Units (DIUs), through video conferencing in Jammu recently. Subrahmanyam directed all deputy ...

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Muzaffarnagar should be named as Laxminagar, says BJP MLA Sangeet Som

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New Delhi: BJP MLA SAngeet Som asked the state government to rename Muzaffarnagar as Laxminagar. Sangeet Som, second time MLA from Sardhana in Uttar Pradesh. He said that the names of many cities will be changed. Muzaffarnagar’s name has to be changed. Renaming the city would bring about peace. People have demanded that Muzaffarnagar be renamed as Laxminagar. The name ...

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Police registers FIR in 1996 murder case

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police have lodged an FIR into the killing of Abdul Hameed Ganai, a resident of Preng, Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir who was killed in 1996 dubbed as a militant and during the course of investigations; it was later proved that Ganai was a civilian. The police have also sought details of some CRPF official who are ...

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India attempts to alter the regional strategic landscape: Pakistan General

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Islamabad: Pakistan army’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Friday alleged that India was attempting to alter the regional strategic landscape through an unprecedented military build-up. Hayat was speaking at a book launch event hosted by Center for International Strategic Studies Islamabad (CISS). The CISS said in a statement that General Hayat reviewed the regional security ...

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BJP releases manifesto in Chhattisgarh, promises Naxal-free state

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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released the election manifesto in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, and came up with several projects and promises of a “Naxal free” state, ahead of the Assembly polls in the state. Speaking on the manifesto, Chief Minister Raman Singh said that the free salt Yojana will continue and small and landless farmers over the age ...

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Smith, Warner play together for first time since ban

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Melbourne: At a time when the demand of slashing their bans are gaining winds, David Warner shared the field with Steve Smith for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal, but he didn’t last long as Steve Waugh’s son claimed his wicket. The two appeared for their respective Sydney club teams in a game at Coogee Oval also featuring Shane Watson ...

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Omar Abdullah slams Centre for ‘non-official’ talks with Taliban

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Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday slammed the Centre for talks with the Taliban at a non-official level while not doing the same by engaging with the Kashmiri separatist leadership. “If ‘non-official’ participation in a dialogue that includes the Taliban is acceptable to the Modi government why not a ‘non-official’ dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in J&K? Why not a ...

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Army soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire in Rajouri

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Jammu: An Army soldier was killed Saturday in sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said. This was the second sniper attack along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in as many days. An Army porter lost his life in a similar incident in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu Friday. ...

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BJP announces its candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor posts in Jammu

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Jammu, Nov 10:  The state unit of BJP on Saturday announced its candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation elections. “After a threadbare discussion with party cadre, the candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were announced this afternoon,” party sources here said. They said that senior leader and treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta will be ...

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