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Balochistan facing devastating effects of Pakistan’s Nuclear Test of 1998

The nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan on May 28, 1998, in Chagai mountains of Balochistan have resulted in devastating consequences for the region and its people, according to activists. The radiation emitted from the atomic explosions have caused serious health problems for the people, particularly the children. It has also seriously impacted the water bodies and flora of Balochistan. #nuclear #nucleartests #Chagai #balochistan #health #Pakistan #atomic What We Offer In-Depth Analysis and Exclusive Reports: Our team of experienced journalists and analysts delve deep into the complexities of regional and international issues, providing you with exclusive reports and thorough analysis. Whether it’s the intricate political dynamics of Balochistan, the ongoing developments in POK, or the security challenges in Kashmir, we bring you stories that matter. Timely and Accurate Updates: Stay informed with our timely updates on the latest events and trends. From breaking news to detailed feature stories, NVI ensures you are always ahead of the curve with accurate and reliable information.

Persecution of Hindus, Christians and other minorities in Pakistan

Minorities, like Hindus and Christians, have been suffering immense atrocities in Pakistan. Very frequently, some or the other member of a minority community, whether Hindu or Christian, is subjected to humiliation, tortrure and cruelty in various forms. While men are thrashed and even lynched, their girls are raped and forcibly converted to Islam to be married to a Muslim man against their choice. Most tragically, the victims of these victims get no support from the police, the government or even the judiciary. #pakistan #minorities #Hindus #christians

India’s neighbours participate in Modi’s grand oath-taking ceremony
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the visiting leaders who congratulated him for the historic third consecutive term in office.

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Picture of the foreign leaders at the swearing-in ceremony

New Delhi, June 9:  Narendra Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive time, in a grand ceremony on Sunday evening that saw the leaders of seven neighbouring countries invited as honoured guests.

Modi, clad in white kurta and churidar and donning a blue jacket, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashparati Bhawan here.

The 74 year old leader took the oath in the name of God to loud cheers from the large number of guests, which included leaders from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean Region.

The leaders who attended the ceremony included President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe; President of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu; Vice-President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif; Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina; Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth accompanied by his spouse; Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’; and Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay. Leaders of Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan were accompanied by Ministers.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the visiting leaders who congratulated him for the historic third consecutive term in office. Thanking them for gracing the occasion, Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and ‘SAGAR Vision’.

Prime Minister Modi emphasized that in his third term, India will continue to work for the peace, progress and prosperity of the region in close partnership with the countries, even as it pursues its goal of VIKSIT BHARAT by 2047, a statement said.

In this context, he called for deeper people-to-people ties and connectivity in the region. He further added that India would continue to amplify the voice of the Global South in the international arena.

The leaders also attended a Banquet hosted by President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President while welcoming them and conveying her wishes to Prime Minister Modi in the service of the nation, stated that India’s democratic exercise was not only a moment of pride for its people, but an inspiration to millions around the world.

The participation of leaders from India’s neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region on the momentous occasion of swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, underlines India’s deep-rooted bonds of friendship and cooperation with the region, a statement said.

Journalists, opposition groups boycott controversial Punjab Defamation Bill
The central Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the media bodies announced a total boycott of coverage concerning all government affairs as a mark of protest.

POK and Kashmir News
File pic of Lahore High Court

Islamabad, June 9: The controversial Punjab Defamation Bill 2024 was officially brought into effect and became a full-fledged law in Pakistan after the province’s Acting Governor Malik Ahmed Khan signed it. Seen as a draconian bill which curbs press freedom in the country, the bill was boycotted by various organisations and opposition groups in the National Assembly.

Drawing great ire from journalist groups and civil society organisations, the central Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the media bodies announced a total boycott of coverage concerning all government affairs at both the provincial and federal proceedings in the National Assembly as a mark of protest.

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND), held an emergency meeting to discuss the development and decided to record their protest against the law.

Just hours after the bill was passed, a joint petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) by journalists Riaz Ahmad Raja and Jaffar Ahmad Yar challenging its legality. The petition asked the high court to strike down the defamation law, saying it violated the fundamental rights of citizens protected in the Constitution.

The plea lamented that journalists were not consulted before the passing and approval of the defamation law, arguing that it was ludicrous and unconstitutional to allow a person to bring a claim of defamation without any proof.

 

India now has superior surveillance technology, Weapons : Kargil War Chief Gen V.P.Malik (Retd)
Significant improvements in defense infrastructure and capabilities since the 1999 conflict.

Fmr Army Chief Gen. V.P.Malik (Retd) in Kargil, speaking to reporters during Kargil Vijay Diwas

Fazil Mir

Srinagar, July 25 (NVI):- General Ved Prakash Malik (Retd.), who served as the Chief of Army Staff during the Kargil War, said that there has been significant improvements in India’s defense infrastructure and capabilities since the 1999 conflict.

Talking to reporters at Kargil at Kargil Vijay divas, Gen Malik said that over the past 25 years, there has been significant advancements in surveillance, weaponry, and overall infrastructure that have bolstered India’s military readiness.

Gen Malik pointed out that India now has superior surveillance technology, which plays a crucial role in monitoring and securing borders. This advancement has greatly reduced the chances of infiltration.

The former Army Chief mentioned the substantial upgrades in the weapon systems available to the Indian military. These modern arms provide a significant edge in defense and combat operations.

Acknowledging the progress in infrastructure, Gen Malik explained that better roads, communication systems, and logistical support are instrumental in maintaining a robust defense posture.

This development facilitates quicker mobilization and effective response during conflicts.

Gen Malik contrasted these improvements with the situation during the Kargil War, where some weaknesses allowed Pakistani forces to enter Indian territory.

He expressed confidence that the current advancements would prevent similar incursions and enhance India’s defensive and offensive capabilities.   (News Vibes of India)

Army Chief visits Keran, Kupwara to review security situation along LoC.
'Remain steadfast in meeting emerging security challenges'

COAS Gen.Upendra Dwivedi at forward location in Keran sector

Fazil Mir

Srinagar, Jul 25 (NVI): The Army Chief General Upendra Dwivedi on Thursday visited Keran sector and interacted with commanders and troops.

He also took review of the security situation along the LoC.

In a post on X, the Indian Army said that during the visit, the army chief lauded all ranks for maintaining high standards of professionalism.

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He also exhorted the forces to remain steadfast in meeting emerging security challenges.

“General Upendra Dwivedi visited the forward locations and reviewed the security situation along the Line of Control. He also interacted with the Commanders and troops on ground,” reads the army post on ‘X’     (News Vibes of India)

G.M. Shaheen(JDU) Hails Budget as “Pro-People”
Praises its Vision for Inclusive Development

JDU State President(J&K), G.M. Shaheen

Nasir Khan

Srinagar July 25 (NVI): JDU State President G.M. Shaheen addressed a gathering of party workers in Bandipora on Thursday, where he praised the recently announced government budget for its pro-people focus and commitment to all-round and inclusive development.
Shaheen’s address was met with enthusiasm as he detailed how the budget’s provisions could bring significant benefits to various sectors of society.

Shaheen began his speech by highlighting the government’s efforts to prioritize the welfare of the common people through the budget’s policies. “This budget is truly a step forward for the people,” Shaheen declared. “It is designed with a vision to uplift every segment of society and ensure that no one is left behind.”

He outlined several key areas where the budget is expected to have a positive impact. Education received special attention, with plans to enhance facilities and increase scholarships for students across the country. “Investing in education is investing in our future,” Shaheen said. “This budget provides the resources necessary to empower our youth with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.”

Healthcare was another major focus of the budget. Shaheen praised the government’s commitment to expanding healthcare services, particularly in rural areas. “Access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right, and this budget makes significant strides in making that a reality for all,” he noted.

Infrastructure development was also highlighted, with funds allocated for improving transportation networks and public services. Shaheen emphasized that such investments would not only create jobs but also facilitate economic growth by connecting communities more effectively. “Infrastructure is the backbone of development, and this budget lays a strong foundation for our future progress,” he said.

Shaheen also underscored the support provided for small businesses and entrepreneurship in the budget. He noted that the government plans to offer financial assistance and incentives to encourage innovation and growth among small enterprises. “Small businesses are the engine of our economy, and this budget gives them the tools they need to thrive,” he stated.

Throughout his address, Shaheen lauded the government’s holistic approach to development, emphasizing the importance of implementing the budget’s measures efficiently and transparently. He called on party workers to actively engage with their communities to ensure that the benefits of the budget reach those who need them most.

“We have a responsibility to ensure that this budget fulfills its promise,” Shaheen concluded. “Together, we can make sure that these policies translate into real progress and prosperity for everyone.”   (News Vibes of India)

Two OGW’s arrested in Kathua District,for supporting terrorism : Police

Two OGWs arrested in Police station Malhar,Distt.Kathua

Fazil Mir

Srinagar, July 25 (NVI):- Police in Kathua claimed to have arrested two Over ground workers (OGW’s), while legal action has been taken against 40 persons.

Police in a statement to News Vibes of India— (NVI) said that in a significant breakthrough in our ongoing efforts to counter terrorist activities, Kathua Police at PS Malhar have arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) for supporting terror related activities.

“These individuals were also found to have purposefully withheld crucial information by not disclosing it to police in time. Both individuals deliberately chose not to disclose vital information to the police, thereby obstructing efforts to prevent terrorist actions.” Police said.

“Over 100 individuals have been questioned in connection with this case, whereas the Preventive measures have been taken against more than 40 individuals to mitigate further risks and disrupt any potential support systems for terrorist activities.” Police statement reads.

“Through meticulous investigation, 02 OGWs have been identified as Layaqat Ali @Pawu S/o Gammi R/o Ward No. 07, Kalna Dhanu Parole Tehsil Billawar District Kathua and Mool Raj @Jenju S/o Uttam Chand R/o Bowli Mohalla Malhar Tehsil Malhar District Kathua.” It said.

“Accordingly a case FIR No. 18/2024 U/S 61(1),113,147,150/ BNS 2/3 EIMCO Act was registered at PS Malhar whereas the further investigation is going on.” Police said.

The arrest of these OGWs is a testament to our resolve. We urge the public to remain alert and report any suspicious activities to their nearest Police Station or Dial 100 or 9858034100.      (News Vibes of India)

Heatwave lowers levels in water bodies across Kashmir
Heatwave to continue for the next few days:- MET

Nasir Khan

Srinagar, July 25 (NVI):- The ongoing heatwave in Kashmir has resulted in a significant drop in water levels across several water bodies in the region.

This alarming development has raised concerns among environmentalists, locals, and authorities about the potential impact on the ecosystem and water supply.

The Kashmir Valley, known for its picturesque lakes and rivers, has been experiencing unusually high temperatures over the past few weeks that is expected to continue

This has led to an accelerated rate of evaporation, causing water levels in major water bodies such as Dal Lake, Wular Lake, and the Jhelum River to plummet along with other water bodies.

Local fishermen and residents who rely on these water bodies for their livelihoods have expressed their worries.

“The water levels have dropped drastically. It’s becoming difficult to catch fish, and our boats are getting stuck in the shallow waters,” said Mohammad Yousuf a fisherman from Srinagar.

Environmental experts have warned that the decrease in water levels could have severe consequences for the region’s biodiversity.

Aquatic life, including various fish species, is at risk due to the shrinking habitats and reduced oxygen levels in the water.

The lowering of water levels can disrupt the delicate balance of the ecosystem, affecting both flora and fauna dependent on these water sources.

Authorities have been monitoring the situation closely. The Meteorological Department has noted that the current heatwave is one of the longest and most intense the region has seen in recent years.

They said that this wave is going to continue for next few days and people need to take precautions.

The authorities have been urging the people to water judiciously and avoid wastage.

Measures to conserve water and replenish the affected water bodies are also being considered.

Doctors have also advised public to take precautions and take lot of fluid and avoid working in open sky during peak hours.

Meanwhile, residents are hopeful for a change in weather conditions that might bring some relief. “We are praying for rain. Our water bodies are our lifeline, and we cannot afford to lose them,” said Javid Ahmad, a local shopkeeper.(      News Vibes of India)

IGP Kashmir Chairs Joint Security Review Meeting of Amarnath Ji Yatra at Pahalgam (Anantnag)
Work in close coordination for a safe, secure Yatra: IGP to security agencies

IGP Kashmir V.K.Birdi at Nunwan base camp,Pahalgam to review security of Amarnath Ji yatra

Fazil Mir

Srinagar, July 24 (NVI):- In the midst of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, IGP Kashmir, Shri V.K. Birdi, convened a Joint Security Review Meeting at Nunwan Base Camp, Pahalgam.

The meeting was attended by a range of stakeholders, including Police officers, Army, CAPF forces, NDRF, SDRF, MRT, Base Camp directors, Security, Traffic, Fire Services, and intelligence agencies.

IGP Kashmir during the meeting directed all Security agencies to work in close coordination to ensure a safe and secure Amarnath Yatra.

Emphasizing the importance of collective effort and coordination, he stressed the need to prevent any potential threats, address emerging challenges, and ensure the safety of Pilgrims.

During the meeting, IGP Kashmir reviewed the current security scenario and discussed measures to ensure a secure environment for Yatris, tourists, and locals alike.

The Meeting also focused on strategies to counter terrorism and maintain law and order in the Pahalgam axis.

The meeting was attended by GOC Victor Force, Shri Balbir Singh ; IG CRPF, Shri G.K. Verma ; PYO DIG Shri Sujit Kumar ,DIG SKR Javed Matoo , DIG CRPF Shri Deswal; SSP Anantnag, Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy; SSP Kulgam; and Commandants of CRPF,ITBP and BSF.

The Review meeting underscored the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure the safety and security of the Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims.   (News Vibes of India)

LG Manoj Sinha Pays Tribute to Martyr,Naik Dilwar Khan

Fazil Mir

Srinagar, July 24 (NVI):- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha laid a wreath and paid homage to Naik Dilwar Khan, who laid down his life during an anti-terror operation in Kupwara.

In a solemn ceremony, the Lt Governor honored the ultimate sacrifice made by Naik Dilwar Khan, highlighting his bravery and dedication to the nation.

“I salute the indomitable courage of our braveheart, who made supreme sacrifice for the nation. His valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. The entire nation stands firmly with the family of the martyr in this hour of grief,” the Lt Governor said.

Naik Dilwar Khan was killed along with a terrorist in an encounter in Lolab area of Kupwara district.    (News Vibes of India)

BJP always ready for Assembly Elections in J&K: Tarun Chugh

File Photo:Tarun Chugh, BJP Gen.Secy & Incharge J&K,Ladakh.

Nasir Khan

Srinagar, July 24 (NVI):- BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is perpetually prepared for assembly elections and conveyed a strong message to those engaging in militancy.

Tarun Chugh said that BJP is always ready for assembly elections, and we are confident in our ability to serve the people effectively.”

He affirmed that the party’s organizational strength and commitment to development make them well-equipped to handle elections whenever they are called.

Chugh said that “Those who have taken up weapons against the state will not be spared. Our security forces are dedicated to maintaining peace and ensuring the safety of citizens”

He highlighted the government’s zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and praised the efforts of security personnel in combating terrorist activities.

The BJP is committed to the welfare of the people. We will continue to work towards the development and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.     (News Vibes of India)

Budget-2024, Historic & Inspiring for J&K youth : LG Manoj Sinha

LG Manoj Sinha, replying to media on Budget-2024 questions in Srinagar

Nasir Khan

Srinagar, July 24 (NVI):- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday while expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, for presenting what he described as a historical budget in the Parliament.

Talking to reporters in Srinagar, LG Manoj Sinha voiced optimism that the budget would lay a strong foundation for a “Viksit Bharat” (developed India) and a developed Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the budget clearly prioritizes farmers, youth, women, and the poor, showcasing the Government of India’s commitment to these crucial segments of society.

Sinha also expressed hope that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir would further normalise in the coming months, further enhancing the region’s development prospects and overall stability.

This budget with focus on employment, skilling, MSMEs and the middle class, seeks to translate the vision of empowering all sections of the population. Nine priorities for generating ample opportunities for all as envisaged in the budget will ensure faster progress and social equity,” the Lt Governor said.

Budget-2024 ensures that the system at grassroots is strong and caring and people enjoy the fruits of social justice, LG added.(News Vibes of India)

Kashmir: Terrorist & soldier killed in encounter

Srinagar, July 24 (NVI):- A terrorist and a solider were killed in a gun battle in Kupwara district of Kashmir today.

The encounter started after a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in Kowut area of Lolab in Kupwara last night after receiving specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering a gunfight, an official said.

During exchange of fire, one terrorist was killed while one Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) was injured.

The injured soldier was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Further details are awaited.

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