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Lieutenant Governor Sinha said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the development of the Union Territory.

In its ongoing efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has signed an MoU with the UAE's pioneering financial services company, Century Financial that will invest $100 million in the Union Territory. An MoU was signed in a special event presided by the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. The investment will cover three hotels and one commercial-cum-residential complex in Jammu & Kashmir.

The owner of Century Financial Bal Krishen is originally a native of the Doda district of Jammu and has been a forerunner in supporting his home region. Speaking on the occasion, Lieutenant Governor Sinha said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the development of the Union Territory.

Manoj Sinha The government has signed an MoU with the UAE's pioneering financial services company. | Wikimedia Commons

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi once again raised the Jammu-Kashmir issue on the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations (UN).

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi once again raised the Jammu-Kashmir issue on the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations (UN).

Shah wrote on Twitter: "On the 73rd anniversary of @UN our commitment to resolve the Jammu & Kashmir dispute through free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices, we reaffirm our full support to Kashmiris in their just demand for the realization of their inalienable right to self determination. Pakistan calls upon the int'l community to take cognisance of the deteriorating situation in #IIOJK and hold India accountable for grave human rights violations and serious crimes against humanity in the occupied territory."

It's not the first time that Pakistan calls for international interference in Jammu-Kashmir.

In December 2021, Qureshi wrote a letter to the President of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General to "call upon India to reverse its actions, including those initiated on and after August 5, 2019, when Modi Government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir."

In response to this, India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of the Article 370 was its internal matter and advised Pakistan to accept the reality and stop all anti-India propaganda.

(IANS/JB)

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Shikaras on Dal Lake in Srinagar

Developmental work in Jammu and Kashmir is raising the bar for efficient engineering, good governance, and a pluralistic yet united approach to growth in the country. The Union Territory is working its way up in silence under Prime Minister Modi's direction to transform JKUT into a Smart City with impetus on its culture and tradition. The Centre is building a highly self-reliant model demanding responsibility and accountability from the people for employment and growth.

With an open-door policy on grievances and feedback, a transparent system of management is shaping up. Transparent Governance through an "Empowerment" portal which enables monitoring and public overview of works being executed and resources is another initiative of the government. Citizens can view online details of development works being implemented in their areas, offer feedback and suggestions. 32,889 works costing Rs 9,757 crore are presently available online. The youth is being mobilized to engage their selves in the greatest era of development. A few of such landmark projects are detailed below.

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Agunfight broke out between the terrorists and security forces in the Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir

A wanted Pakistani terrorist, Abu Zarar of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was killed by the security on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Police sources said Abu Zarar of the LeT was killed in an ongoing gunfight in Bafliyaz village of Surankote in Poonch district.
"He was on the wanted list of the security forces. The area where the encounter is going on is densely forested. Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to tighten the cordon as one more militant is likely to be hiding there."

"Abu Zarar was operating in Rajouri and Poonch districts. One AK-47 rifle, 4 magazines, a grenade and some Indian currency has been recovered from the possession of the slain militant", sources said. A gunfight broke out between the terrorists and security forces in the Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said. Sources said the gunfight was underway at Dori Dhook village in Surankote and two to three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been trapped.

The gunfight took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists. As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter. (IANS/JB)

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