PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds on Tuesday. The power project is situated at Alchi village, 70 km from Leh. Modi arrived in Ladakh early in morning on a daylong visit. He was received at the Leh airport by Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Ladakh parliamentarian Nawan Rigzin Jora, Chief of Indian Army Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior civil, police and military officials. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Union power minister Piyush Goyal and national security advisor Ajit Doval. Aug 12, 2014

Power transmission lines in Leh and Kargil will lead to proper power distribution and development: P

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal while on his visit to Leh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday said that the two power transmission lines to be inaugurated by the PM will lead to proper power distribution and development of the state. He said that unlike earlier when power was wasted because of inefficient transmission lines, the new lines will prove fruitful for the whole state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds and later another 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district. Aug 12, 2014

RJD - JD (U) alliance will be successful: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): JD (U) leader Ali Anwar has said that the alliance between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is a natural one and is going to be successful. Earlier, Anwar had said that an alliance between the JD (U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress in Bihar was the need of the hour politically, as all three parties have similar socialist ideologies. Aug 12, 2014

Rising water level in River Ganges force people to leave their house in Varanasi

Varanasi, Aug 12 (ANI): People staying near the temples situated on the banks of River Ganges flowing through Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh left their homes as flood waters streamed in through their houses. Residents claim that rains in the last four to five days have led to increase in water levels of Ganges by 20 feet. A priest and a resident of Varanasi, Prabhu Sahrani said even ferry services in the River Ganges has stopped since past week due to fear of drowning. Heavy rains in June last year caused rivers and lakes to burst their banks, killing almost 6,000 people in the Uttarakhand. Aug 12, 2014

Omar thanks Modi for power projects in JandK and credits Manmohan Singh for same

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also credited Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the electric power projects in the state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh and later, 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district while on his day long visit in the valley. Abdullah also said that the project will enable the areas to transmit about 5000 MW power to other areas and to prosper the economy further. Aug 12, 2014

School teachers urge govt to take tough measures against Maoists in Jharkhand

Gumla, Aug 12 (ANI): Government teachers in red corridor of Gumla district urged authorities to take tough measures against the Maoists who are responsible for instilling fear among tutors leading to the shut down of schools in the area. The teachers staged a protest in the wake of abduction and murder of two government school tutors, who were siblings in Gumla district of Jharkhand on August 10. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, while going to school was abducted on August 06. Consequently, the abductors made a phone call at Toppo's residence demanding ransom of four lakh rupees. His sister, Saroj Toppo, who was also a teacher at a school, went with the money to release her brother but to her ill fate she was also abducted and killed. Aug 12, 2014

Politicos react on Rajnath's new Kashmir mantra 'Insaniyat'

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over union home minister Rajnath Singh's statement on Kashmir issue. Singh said that the NDA government is ready for a dialogue "within the framework of humanity (insaniyat ka dayra)" to resolve the Kashmir issue. Seeking the Congress's support in this context, he also reiterated the government's commitment to repatriation and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants. Aug 12, 2014

7 BSF jawans injured in terror attack near Srinagar, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned the attack by terrorists on BSF convoy at Pampore, 14 km from Srinagar, on Srinagar-Jammu highway late on Monday night. Seven men of the BSF 151 battalion, including an Assistant Commandant sustained injuries in the attack. The BSF convoy was coming from south Kashmir when it was attacked by the terrorists. Aug 12, 2014

Congress slams Gujarat govt's refusal to reveal assets of CM and other ministers

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry on Tuesday slammed the Gujarat government when it turned down an RTI query seeking details of the wealth of the chief minister and the council of ministers claiming it is not in the "larger public interest". Mistry said that this is a violation of the RTI act and shows the real face of the BJP government. He also said that Narendra Modi cannot take criticism and have always refused giving any information whatsoever. Aug 12, 2014

Fulfilling Vajpayee's dream to bring connectivity to Kashmir: Modi

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing people in Leh on Tuesday said that he is fulfilling former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream to bring connectivity to Kashmir. Air, road, telecom, power grid, all corners of India must be linked in every way. Modi said he is not only well acquainted with this region and its challenges but also its strengths. He also suggested Prakash, Paryavaran and Paryatan the three-P formula for Leh-Ladakh. Aug 12, 2014

Govt may increase Parliamentary session in wake of loss of time due to house disruptions: Rudy

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): As the BJP Parliamentary meet ended on Tuesday, party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government may increase the parliamentary session beyond August 14 in the wake of loss of time due to disruptions in house by the Congress party. Rudy said that the government is bound to function effectively for the people and therefore may increase session for pending bills. He also said that the party congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his historic visit to Leh and Kargil. Aug 12, 2014

Will bring 'saffron revolution' in JandK: Modi

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing people in Leh on Tuesday said that he would bring 'saffron revolution' in Jammu and Kashmir, adding saffron farmers would get special attention from spices board. Aug 12, 2014

JEC students protest against govt's decision to affiliate college to ASTU

Jorhat, Aug 12 (ANI): Students of an Jorhat Engineering College (JEC) in Jorhat city of Assam staged a protest demanding the state government to take back its decision of affiliating their college to the newly formed Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU). Protesting students said the clauses as given by the government were unacceptable and demanded amendment of the same. Few clauses that were unacceptable by the students were provision of excessive power to the central authority (Chancellor), paid membership in the university, political interference in university's affairs, improper fee structure and decision of affiliating autonomous colleges to ASTU. Aug 12, 2014

China's take on powerlines erection not confirmed: Virbadhra Singh

Shimla, Aug 12 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that China's decision of not permitting to lay power lines along the international border has not been confirmed officially. Reportedly, the lines were being laid near Shipki village in the Indo-China border, where cross-border trade commences. Accoring to reports, Chinese patrol close to the Lukma post monitored by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) recently objected to erecting poles in the region for electricity provision. They sought that the poles be built inside India and not on the border. Meanwhile, Former state Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal condemned the move by China and said India should immediately act on the matter. Aug 12, 2014