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J&K visit UPDATES: Democracy has reached grassroot level in Jammu and Kashmir, says PM Narendra Modi

"A new story of development is being written in Jammu & Kashmir. Many private investors are interested to come to J&K," said PM Narendra Modi in Jammu. 

J&K visit UPDATES: Democracy has reached grassroot level in Jammu and Kashmir, says PM Narendra Modi
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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones for the 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project & 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project to be constructed on the Chenab river in Kishtwar District on Sunday (April 24, 2022).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday (April 24, 2022) to mark National Panchayati Raj Day and address gram sabhas across the country. PM Modi also inaugurated multiple development initiatives worth over Rs 20,000 crore. 

A suspected blast was reported by villagers in open agricultural land in Lalian village, Bishnah, Jammu on Sunday morning. According to ANI reports, the police is suspecting a lightning strike or a meteorite. The investigation is currently underway, said Jammu & Kashmir Police. 

Security arrangements have been strengthened ahead of PM Modi`s visit to Jammu and Kashmir`s Palli. The Jammu and Kashmir officials said a multi-tier security setup has been put in place as a part of foolproof security for the PM’s rally. 

This will be PM Modi’s first visit to the union territory, other than his trip to the border posts, since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019.

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24 April 2022
15:47 PM

Tourism is again picking up pace in Kashmir. I have been told that all the tourism places have been booked in J&K for June-July month: PM Modi in Palli

15:46 PM

My promise - Jammu and Kashmir's youth will never face problem that their parents, grandparents had to face:  PM Modi

15:41 PM

Palli village is a big example of 'power idenpendence': PM Modi

15:38 PM

J&K will write new chapters of development in upcoming times: PM Narendra Modi

15:36 PM

For the first time - Gram Panchayat, Panchayati Raj and DDC elections have been held in Kashmir in a peaceful manner, PM Narendra Modi says in Palli.

13:18 PM

When I speak about 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat', our focus is on connectivity and bridging distances. Our aim is to provide all-weather connectivity to J&K: PM Modi addresses Gram Sabhas across the nation from Jammu. 

13:13 PM

"A new story of development is being written in Jammu & Kashmir. Many private investors are interested to come to J&K," PM Modi added. 

13:11 PM

Be it democracy or development, today Jammu and Kashmir, is setting a new example. New dimensions of development have been created in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 2-3 years," said PM Modi on National Panchayati Raj Day. 

13:10 PM

With the inauguration of a 500 KW solar power plant at Palli in Samba District, it is moving towards becoming the country’s first panchayat to become carbon neutral...The people of Palli have demonstrated what 'Sabka prayas' can do: PM Narendra Modi in Jammu

13:05 PM

I am here with a message of development. To give speed to development in J&K, projects worth over Rs 20,000 crore have been inaugurated today: PM Modi at Palli Village in Samba

13:03 PM

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12:57 PM

PM Narendra Modi also launches the 'Amrit Sarovar Mission' & transfers the amount of the National Panchayat Award into the bank accounts of the winning Panchayats, in Samba.

12:49 PM

PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway & inaugurates the 500KW Solar Power Plant at Palli village along with 108 Jan Aushadhi Kendras, in Samba.

12:48 PM

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Banihal-Qazigund Road Tunnel, built at a cost of over Rs 3100 crores. 

12:47 PM

PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stones for the 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Project & 540 MW Kwar Hydroelectric Project to be constructed on the Chenab river in Kishtwar District. 

12:30 PM

PM Modi has given a new industrial scheme in J&K. Since independence till now there was just Rs 15,000 cr investment, now we've proposal of Rs 52,000 cr while projects of Rs 38,000 cr will be inaugurated by the PM. We expect investment to cross Rs 70,000 cr: LG Manoj Sinha

12:21 PM

PM Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome at Palli village in Samba district.

12:21 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Palli Panchayat in Samba district to participate in the celebration of National Panchayati Raj Day & lay the foundation stone & inaugurate development works worth over Rs 20,000cr.

12:20 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits INTACH photo gallery set up at Palli village in Samba district of Jammu. 

12:19 PM

Thousands of Sarpanches, Panches, DDC (District Development Council), BDC (Block Development Council), & local people plugged in to listen to PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', in Samba where the PM is scheduled to address all Gram Sabhas across India today.

11:12 AM

A red alert has already been sounded in the Union Territory following the encounter on Friday near Sunjwan Army camp on the outskirts of the city which averted a major attack with the gunning down of both the terrorists armed with suicide vests and large quantity of arms and ammunition.

Barely hours before his arrival in Palli hamlet, a blast took place in agriculture field, some kilometres away from the venue triggering concern in the security establishment. However, the police suspected that the blast was caused by a lightning strike or a meteorite.

11:11 AM

Amid multi-tier security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will dedicate India's first 'carbon neutral panchayat' to the nation apart from inaugurating and laying foundation stone of development projects worth over Rs 20,000 crore to give fillip to speedy development of Jammu and Kashmir.
 

10:24 AM

Ahead of PM Modi's J-K visit, two terrorists killed in a gunfight with the security forces in the Mirhama area of South Kashmir`s Kulgam district have been identified as Pakistani nationals belonging to the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed, officials said on Sunday.

"The killed JeM terrorists have been identified as Sultan Pathan and Zabiullah, both residents of Pakistan. They were categorised terrorists and active since year 2018 in the areas of Kulgam-Shopian districts," the Jammu and Kashmir Police quoting Inspector General Police Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar tweeted.

09:46 AM

The investigation into the suspected blast is underway.

09:46 AM

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is embarking on his first major visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the police said that people in Lalian village in the Bishnah area in Jammu reported a suspected case of a blast.

"A suspected blast was reported by villagers in open agricultural land in Lalian village, Bishnah, Jammu," said Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday.

08:41 AM

A suspected blast was reported by villagers in open agricultural land in Lalian village, Bishnah, Jammu. Police is suspecting a lightning strike or a meteorite. Investigation underway: Jammu & Kashmir Police
 

07:55 AM

PM Narendra Modi will visit Mumbai on Sunday to receive the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. Paying tributes to the legendary singer, he said she always dreamt of a strong and prosperous India and contributed to nation-building.

"Tomorrow evening, I will be in Mumbai where I will receive the first Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. I am grateful and humbled by this honour associated with Lata Didi. She always dreamt of a strong and prosperous India and contributed to nation-building," PM Modi said in a tweet.

06:43 AM

On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu and Kashmir today and address gram sabhas across the country.

06:37 AM

In tweets, the Prime Minister said he was eager to inaugurate Amrit Sarovar initiative which is aimed at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country. He said the initiative marks a special moment in the collective endeavours to rejuvenate our water bodies and conserve every drop of water. (ANI)

06:36 AM

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of three road packages of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway and Ratle and Kwar Hydroelectric projects. (ANI)

06:36 AM

The Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel has been built at a cost of over Rs 3100 crore. The 8.45- km long tunnel would reduce the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km, and reduce journey time by around one-and-a-half hours. (ANI)

06:36 AM

The Prime Minister said that the works being inaugurated include the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel which is a landmark infra project aimed at ensuring all-weather connectivity between the Jammu and Kashmir regions. Jan Aushadi Kendras spread across J&K will also be inaugurated. (ANI)

06:35 AM

"I am eager to inaugurate the Amrit Sarovar initiative which marks a special moment in the collective endeavours to rejuvenate our water bodies and conserve every drop of water. Under this initiative, 75 water bodies will be developed and rejuvenated in each district," PM Modi added. 

06:34 AM

"Tomorrow, 24th April, we will mark the National Panchayati Raj Day. On this important occasion, I will be in Jammu and Kashmir and from there will address Gram Sabhas across India. Will also lay the foundation stone and inaugurate development works worth over Rs. 20,000 crore," PM Modi said.

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