Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he would take up with the Centre the
issue of easing restrictions on crossborder trade to further
strengthen the Confidence Building Measure (CBM) in the state.
The Indian and Pakistani border guards manning the international border in J&K have "forged better coordination" and that has resulted in the easing of tension on the frontier in the Jammu region, a BSF officer said Saturday.
In the wake of the simmering
tension and violence along its borders, Assam and Arunachal
Pradesh governments today decided on a joint patrol and immediate
dismantling of bunkers between Charaipung and Teok river.
Parliament on Thursday passed a bill
which seeks to give more powers to the National Commission for
Minorities Educational Institutions (NCMEI) and makes it
easier for minority-run bodies to get recognition.