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Prez Trump May Discuss Kashmir with PM Modi at G7 Summit in France

[Washington]Prez Trump May Discuss Kashmir with PM Modi at G7 Summit in France
US President Donald Trump has said that he would discuss with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the situation in Kashmir and help ease the Indo-Pak tensions when they meet at the G7 Summit in France this weekend.Trump’s comments to a question on the tension between India and Pakistan came a day after he made separate phone calls to Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday while welcoming visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he was happy to try and help calm the situation in Kashmir amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.
India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality

Ghulam Nabi Is Still Not Azad To Disturb J&K:Stopped at Airport,Sent Back

[New Delhi,Jammu] Ghulam Nabi Is Still Not Azad To Disturb J&K:Stopped at Airport,Sent Back
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was stopped at the Jammu airport on Tuesday and sent back to Delhi,The second time in a month the former chief minister was not allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier on August 8, Azad was briefly detained and sent back from the Srinagar airport after the administration imposed restrictions following the Centre’s move to scrap the state’s special status and bifurcate it into Union territories.
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MoHA Issues Security Advisory On Kashmir;Cong Demands Statement

[New Delhi]MoHA Issues Security Advisory On Kashmir;Cong Demands Statement
The Jammu and Kashmir administration asked Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to immediately cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of “specific terror threats” to the pilgrimage
.As the House was debating the Dam Safety Bill, leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the issue of the security advisory.”As we sit here, news from outside says a security advisory has been issued … the government should make a statement,” he said.
Meenakshi Lekhi, who was in the Chair, however, asked the members to continue the discussion on Dam Safety bill.
Lekhi said the matter would be looked into and the debate should be allowed to continue.

IAF Aircraft with 13 People on Board Goes Missing:Jorhat

[New Delhi]IAF Aircraft with 13 People on Board Goes Missing:Jorhat
An AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force lost contact with ground agencies around 35 minutes after it took off from Jorhat in Assam on Monday
The aircraft got airborne at around 12:25 PM and lost all contacts with ground staff at around 1 PM
A total of eight crew and five passengers were on board the aircraft

Center Makes “Body Scanners” Mandatory For 84 Airports

[New Delhi]Center Makes “Body Scanners” Mandatory For 84 Airports
The Centre has directed 84 airports across the country to install body scanners by March 2020, replacing existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, according to an official document.
“Walk-through metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors cannot detect non-metallic weapons and explosives. Body scanners detect both metallic and non-metallic items concealed on the body,” states the circular sent by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to all airports in April this year.
Of around 105 operational airports in the country at present, 28 are classified as hypersensitive, including those in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and in conflict areas like Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast while 56 airports are categorized as sensitive.
These 28 hypersensitive and 56 sensitive airports would have to install body scanners by March 2020 while the remaining airports can install it by March 2021, as per the circular.

Admiral Karambir Singh Takes Baton From 23rd C O N S

[New Delhi] Admiral Karambir Singh Takes Baton From OutGoing 23rd Chief Of The Naval Staff
In the rank of Vice Admiral, he has been Director General Project Seabird, in-charge of infrastructure development of the Navy’s expansive and modern base at Karwar. At the Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy), the Admiral has been the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and, subsequently, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff. He was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam, prior taking over helm as the Chief of the Naval Staff on 31 May 19.
The Admiral enjoys cycling, running, swimming and golf
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The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh being handed over the baton by the outgoing Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, in New Delhi on May 31, 2019.

वैष्णो देवी के भवन तक खच्चर पर जाने के लिए हेलमेट जरुरी

[जम्मू]वैष्णो देवी के भवन तक खच्चर पर जाने के लिए हेलमेट जरुरी\ माँ वैष्णो देवी के त्रिकुटा की पहाड़ियों पर स्थित पवित्र भवन तक जाने के लिए अनेको भक्त खच्चरों की सवारी करते हैं लेकिन दुर्भाग्यवश अनुभवहीनता और खच्चरों के स्वामियों द्वारा जल्द यात्रा पूरी करने की होड़ के अलावा पत्थरों के गिरते रहने से पर्वतीय मार्ग में अनेको घातक दुर्घटनाएं होती हैं | इसी सब से भक्तों की रक्षार्थ अब खच्चर+घोड़ा सवारों के लिए हेलमेट+घुटना गार्ड+कोहनी गार्ड आवश्यक किया गया है|माता श्री वैष्णो देवी श्राइन बोर्ड के सीईओ के अनुसार वर्ष २०१८ में ८६ लाख भक्तों ने माता के दर्शन किये थे|

Cong Should Rectify Own Mistake & Support ASAT Missile Launch: Jailtely

[New Delhi]Jaitley Hits Back at Congress, Over Missile Launch saying that Cong Should Rectify Own Mistake and Support Missile Launch
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accused the erstwhile UPA government of not granting scientists permission to build the country’s own anti-satellite missile,
Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters ,FM said when India had test-fired the Agni-V missile in April, 2012, then DRDO chief V K Saraswat had said that India could now develop an anti-satellite missile but the government had not given its nod.
Targeting the Congress, he said those patting their own back for India’s strategic missile programme were doing so for wrong reasons.
“If they want to rectify the Balakot (air strike) mistake, it is the opportunity for the opposition to do so and stand in support of our scientists,” he said, referring to the air strike on a terrorist camp in Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, describing it as a rare achievement that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers.
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Navy Gets New Chief In Karambir Singh

[New Delhi]Navy Gets New Chief In Karambir Singh wef 31st May
Karambir Singh, presently is Flag Officer Commander-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Eastern Naval Command The present Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba retires on the 31st May
Born on November 03, 1959, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was commissioned on July 01, 1980 into the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy.
During his long and distinguished service spanning nearly 19 years, he has served in a variety of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. Vice Admiral Singh’s Sea Command includes Guided Missile Destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi. He also served as Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet and was Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujrat area. Before taking over as FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command in October 2017, he was Director General Project Seabird, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.
Vice Admiral Karambir Singh is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been decorated with the Param VishishtSeva Medal (PVSM) and the AtiVishishtSeva Medal (AVSM).

India Boycotts Pak Day Event as JK Separatists Invited

[New Delhi]India Boycotts Pak Day Event as JK Separatists Invited
Government of India Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day event to be held at its high commission
Kashmiri separatist leaders are also invited
Pakistan National Day, is celebrated on March 23
The decision has been taken because Pakistan has decided to invite separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to the event,