UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said that the World Day for Social Justice comes at a pivotal moment for people and the planet, adding that this year` s commemoration focuses on the scourge of human trafficking and the plight of approximately 21 million women, men and children in various forms of modern slavery.
Jammu and Kashmir Government is
making all efforts to bring back Kashmiri Pandits who had
migrated from the Valley with the onset of militancy in the
state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Saturday.
Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti
on Saturday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and demanded that
quick and effective action be taken to save river Ganga and
prevent parties from playing politics over the issue.
Two Orissa officials kidnapped by Maoists Wednesday are safe and in good health in rebel custody as the state intensified its efforts to free the district collector and the junior engineer, a senior state official said Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the sustained efforts of his
government to create an amiable atmosphere for resolving
political issues are finally yielding "positive" results.
Representatives of regional political parties on Thursday met an expert panel of Election Commission here and reposed their faith in Electronic Voting Machines but said more efforts should be made to make the system fool-proof.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his efforts to soften the
provisions of AFSPA and
reduction of troops in the state have suffered a setback due to the ongoing unrest in the valley.
Government on Friday said the nuclear
liability bill and the pacts signed with various countries in
the atomic field represent the "fruits" of efforts being made
aimed at high economic growth through external pre-requisites.
With 2010 Commonwealth Games just
10 months away, Government is in the process of facilitating
smooth board, lodging and travelling for foreign and domestic
tourists in the country, Rajya Sabha was informed today.