Meanwhile, Dilbag Singh revealed the identities of the terrorists killed in an encounter in Shopian today.
The event was a curtain-raiser to the three-day Global Investors' Summit to be held in Srinagar and Jammu this year.
Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu said that sectoral seminars will be organised and the main events will be held in Srinagar.
The main Republic Day function will be held in Jammu where Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu will address and take the salute.
Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Rakesh Gupta said the NITI Aayog member's statement is 'baseless' and 'shocking' and against the basic idea of digital India.
'I have been quoted out of context. If this misquotation has hurt the feelings of the people of Kashmir, I apologise,' said NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat.
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The ambitious Ayushman Bharat Yojana has already benefitted 50,000 residents of the UT while 3.5 lakh cards have been distributed, the Union minister said.
The Union minister of state for health and family welfare visited the site identified for the establishment of AIIMS at Vijaynagar and took stock of the progress in the project, an official spokespers
Saraswat further slammed politicians who wanted to go to Kashmir by saying, "Why do politicians want to go to Kashmir? They want to re-create the protests happening on the roads of Delhi in Kashmir.."
Protesting against the continuing government-sponsored oppression, the students displayed placards and posters on which they depicted the ongoing situation in the northernmost State in the nation.
Kashmiri Pandits, who stayed back in Kashmir, say life is 'full of struggles' for them; most clearly remember the horrors of the past.
On this day 30 years back, the first batch of Kashmiri Pandits fled the Valley for safer pastures after terrorism reared its head with a vengeance, shattering the peace and idyll of the paradise.
He also said that "radicalisation should not be associated just with one religion and the fact is it is taking place in other religions also".
Scheduled for January 18 to 24, the visit by 38 ministers to the newly formed UT was aimed at spreading words about the government's policies, particularly those taken after Article 370 abrogation.
Internet was suspended all across Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. The broadband services were, however, restored later in Jammu region.