Jammu, September 20: National Democratic Party Indian NDPI, has demanded to declare the birth anniversary of Dogra monarch Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23 as State holiday, “The sentiments of people of Jammu are associated with Maharaja Hari Singh and the Governor must declare (a State) holiday on his birth anniversary,” said NDPI State President Rajesh Gupta.
Srinagar, September 20: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the strategic Northern Command visited Kashmir Valley today, to review the prevailing situation in the region.
The Army Commander accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited formations and units in the hinterland and Line of Control.
Jammu (Nagrota), September 20: Jugal Kishore Sharma Member of Parliament BJP Lok Sabha Jammu Poonch along with Senior leaders BJP held plantation drive organized by Social Forestry Department and inspected development works in Nagrota Constituency.
Jammu, September 17: Chief Patron Dogra Kranti Dal (DKD), Balwant Singh Mankotia has blamed Pakistan for pumping drugs into Jammu and Kashmir to finance terror activities.
Speaking to media in press conference at Jammu, Mankotia blamed Pakistan for its latest move to fund terror organisation by pushing narcotics and drug money into J&K and Punjab.
Jammu, September 20: “It is very sad and shocking for those who had known Jammu and Kashmir and those who know the role of the Kashmiries for centuries particularly during partition of India when they get the news about present state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in Kashmir. These were the people of Jammu and Kashmir particularly the Kashmiries who in once voice rejected the partition proposal of Mohd.
New Delhi, September 20: Gold fell by Rs 170 to Rs 38,390 per 10 gram on Friday in the national capital on strong rupee which rallied after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced corporate tax cut, according to HDFC Securities.
Silver prices also witnessed correction, declining by Rs 120 to Rs 47,580 per kilogram from Thursday's closing price of Rs 47,700 per kilogram.
Gold had closed at Rs 38,560 per 10 gram on Thursday.
Jammu, September 20: Continuing the drive to provide better basic amenities to the people of Jammu city Sh Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation today on 20/09/2019 toured in Talab Tillo, Vikas Lane, Puran Nagar areas of ward no. 31 along with S. Sucha Singh, Hon’ble Councilor of the ward Vishu Sharma, Sahil Sharma, Rohit anand and other representatives of these areas.
Jammu, September 20: The administration has identified 25 government-run schools in Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar to equip them with modern infrastructure and facilities to improve their learning outcome, an official said.
The aim is to transform the government schools in the district into vibrant and competitive institutions of learning, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said.
New Delhi, September 20: Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Friday urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to declare his father Hari Singh's birth anniversary next week as a public holiday, asserting that it was due to the state's erstwhile ruler that it became a part of India.
Jammu, September 20: With a motive to spread a clean environment, Former Minister and Ex-MLA Jammu West Sat Sharma (CA) started construction works of Deep Drains (Nullah) at Bharat Nagar area of Ward 40.
Jammu (Samba), September 20: In a Press Conference at Vijaypur, Rajesh Padgotra Provincial President, JKNPP giving warning to the surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and J&K State Governor Administration said “If the work of Toll Plaza at Saror, Patali Morh (Vijaypur-Bari Brahmana) in District Samba is not stopped, the agitation of Dharna, demonstration and chain hunger strike will be launched”.
Jammu, September 20: In a Unique initiative, to empower the girl child and celebrate the freedom to move and choose their own destination, Airtel today distributed 218 bicycles to the daughters of its Rural Distributors across Upper North - Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
New York, Sep 20: India's engagement and outreach at next week's 74th session of the UN General Assembly would be unprecedented and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation will result in a concrete, tangible, action-oriented outcomes, India's top envoy to the world body has said.
Mumbai, Sep 20: Anil Kapoor believes he has managed to stay relevant in his 40-year-long journey in the film industry because he has never been afraid to take risks.
The actor said he has dived into things that other people considered disastrous to the benefit of his career.
"The most important thing is I am ready to fail. That's the biggest lesson that I have learnt, that I am ready to fail, I am ready to make a fool of myself.
Kolkata, Sep 20: Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar failed to turn up at the city's CBI office yet again on Friday, a day after the agency issued a fresh notice, asking him to appear before it in connection with the probe into Saradha chit fund scam, sources said.
The former Kolkata police commissioner is alleged to have suppressed evidence crucial for the investigation into the multi-crore ponzi scam.
Nur-Sutlan (Kazakhstan), Sep 20: Returning to the World Championship after eight years, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar lost his opening round bout to Azerbaijan's Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev here on Friday.
Using all his experience, the wily Indian had raced to a 9-4 lead but lost seven points in a row to lose the 74kg qualification bout.
Jammu, Sep 20: Thirty seven short films and documentaries from 11 countries will be screened at the inaugural edition of Jammu International Film Festival, starting from September 26 here.
"The first ever international film festival in Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, will commence from September 26", said writer-producer and festival director Rakesh Roshan Bhat.
New Delhi, Sep 20: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect office bearers but said the results will be subject to its decision.
A bench comprising justices S A Bode and L Nageswara Rao said the state cricket association can go ahead with the elections but will not declare the results. It will be subject to the order of this court and legal remedies will be available to parties.
Panaji, Sep 20: The government on Friday slashed the income tax rate for companies by almost 10 percentage points to 25.17 per cent and offered a lower rate to 17.01 per cent for new manufacturing firms to boost economic growth rate from a six-year low by incentivising investments to help create jobs.
New Delhi, Sept 20: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea filed by mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi, who had allegedly committed suicide following alleged caste-based discrimination, seeking to end such bias in universities and other higher education institutions across the country.
While Vemula, a Ph.
New Delhi, Sep 20:The Supreme Court on Friday said it has received a report from the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and claims that people are unable to access the court there are not supported.
New Delhi, Sep 20: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea challenging detention of five persons in Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notice on the plea which has also challenged provisions of law, empowering authorities to detain a person in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mumbai, Sep 20: The rupee appreciated by 27 paise to 71.07 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday as gains in domestic equity market enthused investors.
At the interbank foreign exchange the rupee opened at 71.19, then gained further ground and touched a high of 71.07, registering a rise of 27 paise over its previous close.
Rupee had settled at 71.34 against the US dollar on Thursday.
Shahjahanpur, Sep 20: Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, was arrested on Friday, his counsel said.
The BJP leader was arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh police from his residence 'Divya Dham' here amid heavy security deployment, his lawyer Pooja Singh told.
He was taken for medical examination to a government hospital.
Srinagar, Sept 20: Raj Bhavan bade farewell to its Dy. Secretary, Sidharath Dhiman who will be joining his next posting as ACD Samba.
Governor Satya Pal Malik wished the Officer a very bright future ahead and good health and happiness.
Umang Narula, Financial Commissioner to Governor and officers of Raj Bhavan were present on the occasion.
United Nations, Sep 20: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is likely to use the opportunity of discussions during the high-level UN General Assembly session that begins here next week to raise the Kashmir issue, the UN chief's spokesperson has said.
Guwahati, Sep 20: A state-of-the-art stadium, a riverfront bridge and an aesthetically designed entry gate at the LGBI airport - Guwahati is set to get a makeover soon as part of the state government's Smart City project.
A review meeting here on Thursday, chaired by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, discussed ways and means to implement the project, official sources said.
Houston, Sep 20: The stage is all set for the mega "Howdy Modi" event where US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans, but the torrential rains triggered by a tropical storm have wreaked havoc in Houston, prompting the governor to declare an emergency in several parts of the state of Texas.
United Nations, Sep 20: India will soar high if Pakistan "stoops low" by raising the Kashmir issue at a high-level UN General Assembly session here next week, India's top envoy to the United Nations has asserted, warning that Islamabad may want to mainstream hate speech after normalising terrorism in the past.
Jaipur, Sep 19: As his party prepares for local body polls, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot said on Thursday that people were liking the Congress government's working and that efforts will be made on war footing to implement the promises made in the election manifesto.
He said that the Congress' victory in the assembly elections last year was a result of the hardwork of the party workers in a challenging period of five years.
New York, Sep 20: In a first of its kind symbolic effort by India at the UN, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 50 KW 'Gandhi Solar Park' next week during his visit to the world organisation, a gesture that highlights India's willingness to go beyond the talk on climate change.
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