HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

Jammu and Kashmir

World’s highest railway bridge coming up in J&K

Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world’s highest railway bridge, which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed in 2016.

Protests in Valley over Gaza deaths

 Rising violence in Gaza and fast circulating gory pictures of dead Palestinian children online triggered protests, several violent, in Srinagar on Friday.

Union budget anti-poor, lacks vision to check inflation: AMM

Awami Mutahida Mahaz (AMM), an alliance of several mainstream political parties including CPI(M) in Jammu and Kashmir, today criticised the Union budget saying that it is "anti-poor" and lacks a "vision" to check inflation.

15th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath shrine

Amid tight security, the 15th batchof 2,249 pilgrims today left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from the Jammu base camp

Don't see 'good days' yet: Omar on Union budget

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said he does not see 'achche din' (good times) coming to the country through the maiden Union budget of the NDA government presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Over 5,000 foreigners converge to listen to Dalai Lama

Over 5,000 followers of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama from aborad, including China, reached this mountainous town in Jammu and Kashmir to participate in the highly venerated two-day Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony beginning Friday.

LeT commander killed in Kashmir encounter

A divisional commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba was killed, while one army soldier injured in the gunbattle between security forces and militants in north Kashmir's Handwara area on Wednesday. The encounter started in afternoon when security forces cordoned off Hamlapati village's Shah Mohallah in Handwara, 60 north of Srinagar.

15th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath shrine

Amid tight security, the 15th batch of 2,249 pilgrims today left for the Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas from the Jammu base camp.

Author Mridu Rai’s lecture stopped in Srinagar, police invoke Section 144

In a rare state interference, the police on Wednesday disallowed an academic programme in Srinagar where the professor, Dr Mridu Rai, who teaches at Trinity College Dublin, was scheduled to deliver a lecture, by invoking Section 144, which bans assembly of more than four people.

Hardline Hurriyat up in arms against Delhi’s move to close UN office

Hardline separatist Hurriyat is up in arms against the Narendra Modi government’s move to close down the office of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in New Delhi.

Omar meets Paswan, discusses food grain allotment

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday met the Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan at New Delhi and discussed issues pertaining to allotment of essential commodities including food grains by the Centre to the state.

Welfare programme for Kashmiri migrants

A Rs. 500 crore programme for displaced Kashmiri migrants will be started soon, finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

National sports academy to encourage sports in J-K

To encourage sports in India, the government will set up a National Sports Academy, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

J-K benefits with Rs. 500-cr package for Kashmiri migrants, IIT

A Rs. 500-crore package for rebuilding the lives of Kashmiri migrants was among the slew of measures announced in this year's Union budget for Jammu and Kashmir.

NDA Govt allocates Rs. 200 cr for developing world class sports stadiums in Jammu and Kashmir

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has provided a sum of Rs. 200 crore in the general budget 2014-15 proposals for upgrading of indoor and outdoor sports stadiums to international standards in Jammu and in the Kashmir Valley.
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