In the past 30 years, the least number of terrorist violence incidents in Jammu and Kashmir were recorded in 2013 and 2015, show government data.According to data for the current year collated by the J&K administration, 365 incidents of terrorist violence were reported till September 4. ‘Gateways of terror’J&K was placed under severe restrictions including a communication blockade since August 5 when Home Minister Amit Shah moved two Bills in the Rajya Sabha revoking the special status of J&K under Article 370 and downgrading and bifurcating the State into Union Territories. Mr. Shah has said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateways of terrorism into J&K and the gates were closed by repealing the provisions. According to the J&K administration, there are 59,76,359 mobile phone connections in the Kashmir Valley, of which 20,05,293 postpaid connections were working. The population of Valley is around 70 lakhs as per the 2011 census. Prepaid mobiles and Internet connection remain snapped since August 5. Government has said 280 e-terminals were set up across 10 districts of the Valley and till November 18 as many as 23,0418 people had accessed the Internet on these machines.In 1990, when terrorism started in Kashmir Valley, 4,158 incidents were reported where 461 civilians, 155 security forces and 550 terrorists were killed. It peaked to 5,938 incidents in 1995 leading to the killing of 1,031 civilians, 237 security personnel and 1,332 terrorists. There was sharp decline in number of such incidents in 2008 when it dropped for the first time to 708 when 91 civilians and 75 security personnel were killed along with 339 terrorists.In the year 2013, the incidents of terrorist violence stood at 170 where 15 civilians and 53 security personnel were killed. The same year 67 terrorists were also killed. As per the status report, 41,866 persons lost their lives in 71,038 incidents of terrorist violence which includes 22,536 terrorists.Spike in 2016In 2016, after the unprecedented violence in Kashmir Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces, 322 incidents of terrorist violence were reported where 15 civilians, 82 security personnel and 150 terrorists were killed. Till September 4 this year, in 365 incidents, 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists were killed. Last year, in 614 incidents, 23 civilians, 78 security personnel and 136 terrorists were killed.
US Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) today hailed a major announcement that Vermont will receive $50 million for major rail improvements along Amtrak’s Vermonter line. The funding will help pay for construction of track, roadbed and bridge improvements along 190 miles of railroad used by Amtrak Vermonter service between St. Albans, Vt., and Springfield, Mass., according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The upgrade will reduce trip times and improve reliability.President Obama and Vice President Biden are to announce the grants Thursday in Orlando, Fla. They are part of $8 billion in high-speed-rail awards made nationwide under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More than $55 billion in applications were submitted for the $8 billion available under the recovery bill that Congress passed last year. Leahy said, “This is the biggest single investment in passenger rail improvements we have had in Vermont since Amtrak was created, and it’s just the ticket for a shorter and smoother ride on the Vermonter. Amtrak brings direct and indirect commerce to our state, as well as giving Vermonters more travel options. This is an investment in our future and a vote of confidence in this rail line.” Sanders said, “This is great news. It will create much-need jobs for Vermont now, provide a long-term boost for our economic future, and help Vermont become energy efficient as we strengthen our public transportation. I thank President Obama and the Department of Transportation for understanding Vermont’s important role in the northeastern United States transportation network.”Welch said, “Our state’s rail system formed the foundation upon which modern-day Vermont was built. Today’s announcement signals that rail will be at the heart not only of Vermont’s past, but of its future as well. “Passengers and businesses alike will reap the benefits of high-speed rail in the years ahead. Most importantly, it will provide an enormous and immediate economic boost, creating jobs throughout Vermont.”“Improving Vermont’s intercity passenger rail service has long been one of my top rail priorities,” Governor Douglas said. “Shortening the travel time between Vermont and major destinations like New York City and Washington D.C. will not only benefit our economy, but expanding this type of public transportation is one of the best measures we can take to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.”The $51 million grant will fund track and bridge upgrades along a rail line owned and operated by the New England Central Railroad, and will result in a 30 minute travel time savings for passengers using Amtrak’s Vermonter service between St. Albans and Springfield, Massachusetts. The Vermonter has continuing service from Springfield, Mass onto Washington, D.C., passing through Connecticut and New York City. Should these other states also receive stimulus money for their plans to improve track speeds, the time it takes to travel by rail between Vermont and Washington D.C. will be reduced by about 80 minutes.The grant money will be put to work immediately, with track and bridge improvements slated to begin in the spring with the start of Vermont’s construction season. To comply with the terms of the grant, Vermont has two years to complete all improvements.Another $500,000 was awarded for planning studies for a proposed rerouting of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express service between Rutland and New York. The proposed rerouting will introduce service to communities that now lack intercity passenger rail service. Communities along the existing route would continue to be serviced by intercity passenger rail service.The White House also announced that Massachusetts will receive $70 million for additional rail upgrades that will provide a shorter and more direct route for the Vermonter between Springfield and East Northfield, Mass., and improve rail access to densely populated areas along the Connecticut River. The upgrades will allow trains to travel up to 59 mph – and even 79 mph in some sections – cutting valuable time off the route between St. Albans and Washington, D.C. Source: Vermont’s congressional delegation. Governor Douglas’ office. 1.28.2010.
Chelsea have been told by Fenerbahce they will have to stump up at least £15m for Simon Kjaer, according to reports in Turkey.The Blues are on the market for central defenders this summer and scouted the Denmark international on numerous occasions last season.Kjaer still has three years remaining on his contract with Fenerbahce and the Istanbul outfit are keen to keep hold of the 26-year-old for at least another year.However, according to Fanatik, the Turkish side are unlikely to snub an offer of over £15m and are awaiting a bid from Chelsea.Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid have also expressed an interest in Kjaer but Chelsea are the clear favourites for the defender. Simon Kjaer is wanted by Chelsea this summer 1
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