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Many flood victims eager to meet Modi disappointed

Srinagar : Dozens of flood affected people who came to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his day-long Diwali visit Thursday returned disappointed as they were not allowed to enter Raj Bhavan where Modi was scheduled to meet them.

"We had heard on radio and television that the Prime Minister would meet flood victims at Raj Bhavan. Following that announcement, we walked to the meet the Prime Minister since there was no public transport in the city because of a separatist shutdown," said one of the people who walked to Raj Bhavan.

Omar stays away from Modi's Raj Bhavan engagements

Srinagar : After receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Thursday, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chose to stay away from Modi's engagements at the Raj Bhawan.

Abdullah, however, attended an official briefing given to Modi in the technical area of Srinagar airport.

Informed sources said the chief minister left for his official residence in the high-security Gupkar Road from the airport while Modi and Governor N.N. Vohra went to the Raj Bhawan.

Modi reaches Srinagar

Srinagar : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday afternoon to meet victims of the recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

A special plane carrying Modi landed at the technical area of Srinagar airport around 2.10 p.m.

Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and senior ministers received the prime minister.

Members of flood-affected families, traders and members of the civil society will meet Modi at the Raj Bhawan.

Separatist strike hits Kashmir Valley

Srinagar : A shutdown called by separatists affected life here and in the Kashmir Valley Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Jammu and Kashmir.

Public buses went off the roads in Srinagar but private vehicles as well as autorickshaws continued to ply although in fewer numbers, residents and officials said.

Security was tight in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir as Modi prepared to reach the city after a visit to Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield.


Peace Mission team hopeful of normalcy at the Assam-Nagaland border

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: A Joint Peace Mission Team comprising Church leaders of Assam and Nagaland, who have been constantly working to bring normalcy at the trouble torn Assam-Nagaland border met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to apprise him about the recent development.

Two Maharashtra youths planning to undergo jihad training held

Hyderabad : Hyderabad police Wednesday arrested two youths from Maharashtra who were allegedly planning to go to Afghanistan for jihad training.

Shah Mudassir alias Talha (25) and Shoeb Ahmed Khan alias Pusad Shoeb (24) were arrested in Secunderabad on their arrival.

Police seized mobile phones, literature on explosive formulae and jihad, pen drives, CDs containing militant training programmes, passports and other documents from them.


Bengal blast: NIA custody of one extended, two sent to judicial remand

Kolkata : A city court Wednesday sent Hasem Molla to the NIA's custody till Oct 31, and two other key accused to judicial custody till Nov 5 over the Oct 2 explosion in West Bengal's Burdwan district.

Bangladeshi banned outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen is suspected to be involved in the blast.

The explosion in a house in Khagragarh area killed two suspected Jamaat militants - Shakil Gazi and Shobhan Mandal - and injured a third, Abdul Hakim. Six people including two women have been arrested.


Workshop on national integration

By TCN News,

New Delhi: A two-day Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop for social activists was organized at the Indian Social Institute here in the national capital from 13 to 14 October, 2014 on National Integration, Peace and Justice: Values of Communal Harmony and National Integration in India Today.


US Federal court allows AJC, Gujarat victims to challenge US government’s ‘Suggestion of Immunity’ to Modi

By TCN News,

New York: A US federal judge has issues an order asking the American Justice Centre (AJC) to file, on behalf of the victims of 2002 Gujarat massacres, their response to the US government’s suggestion of “immunity” in the Alien Tort case against Indian premier Narendra Modi.


Congress’ decline continues

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

With the BJP’s convincing win in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections earlier this week, Congress’ steady decline has deepened further. There is an ominous signal in Maharashtra that forebodes a UP-Bihar like long-standing setback in the western state too.