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Atal cremated with full military honours
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Bugles sounded the last post, uniformed soldiers clicked their heels and a sombre silence fell over the crowd as former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mortal remains were consigned to the flames on Friday evening, the sun setting on the life of a poet-politician who combined accommodative politics with graciousness. Foster daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya lit the pyre as cries of “Atal Bihari Amar Rahe” reverberated. ...
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40-year old woman shot dead by gunmen in Pulwama village
Civilian killed in Awantipora grenade blast, 3 others injured
ANANTNAG, Aug 17: Gunmen on Friday shot dead a woman in Drobgam village of southern Pulwama district where as a civilian was killed and three others were wounded in a grenade blast in Awantipora town of the area. Officials said that a group of militants fired upon a 40 year old woman identified as Shameema wife of Ali Mohammad Bhat outside her paternal house in Drobgam village. The deceased woman, according to local sources, was married in Koi...
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Agnivesh roughed up outside BJP office
NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Agencies): Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Friday roughed up outside the BJP headquarters here when he came to pay his respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay homage. Soon after Agnivesh arrived at the venue on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, some people raised slogans asking him to go back. Suspected BJP youth wing and ABVP workers had allegedly attacked him a...
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South Asian grouping solidarity on display
Pak’s 4-member delegation attends Vajpayee’s last rites
NEW DELHI Aug 17 Even though the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation summit is in a limbo, the South Asian grouping solidarity was at display on Friday as India bid goodbye to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. With the exception of Maldives, leaders and representatives from seven SAARC member states were present in Delhi for Vajpayee’s final rites. King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk of Bhutan, former Afghanistan presiden...
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Sidhu in Pak to attend Imran’s swearing-in
LAHORE, Aug 17 (Agencies): Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived here to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his friend Imran Khan as Pakistan prime minister. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu arrived Lahore via the Wagah border from where he will travel to Islamabad to attend Khan’s oath-taking ceremony scheduled for tomorrow. Sidhu used his usual poetic expression while interacting with reporters. We...
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Deaths by electrocution on rise, courtesy official negligence
6 electrocuted in last two months; 50 in two years in Valley
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Deaths due to electrocution are on the rise in Kashmir valley but the Power Development Dapartment (PDD) has not done much to ensure the safety of the PDD workers, labourers. The lapses have been claiming scores of lives courtesy official negligence. According to the official sources at least six persons have been electrocuted in different parts of Kashmir during the past 8 weeks while dozens have sustained burn injuries. ...
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IAF evacuates 2 French nationals from Leh
NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Agencies): The India Air Force on Friday conducted evacuation to transfer the two French nationals to Delhi. Both foreigners Bresson Florance and her husband Christophe met with an accident near Leh in which Florance was critically injured. The IAF move comes after the request from the French Embassy at New Delhi for immediate request to evacuate the patient to Chandigarh or Delhi. The Air force launched a C-17 aircraft, on ...
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Article 35A
JRL asks people to strictly follow protest calender
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Friday appealed people to “strictly follow” the protest calendar to be issued by them on 27th of this month against alleged plans to abolish Article 35A. This was stated by senior separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik addressing a protest rally in Maisuma area here against alleged plans to change demographic set-up of the state. The...
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Soldier killed in Handwara encounter
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: A security man was killed between security forces and militants during a cordon and search operation at Kachlu Kralgund area of Handwara today. Reports said that security forces cordoned off Kachlu village after getting inputs about the presence of militants during wee hours. However, as soon as the operation started, militants opened fire on soldiers resulting in the fatal injuries of a soldier who later on succumbed to his ...
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PDP team attends Vajpayee’s last rites in Delhi
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Paying homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a high-level delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by its president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti attended his funeral in New Delhi. According to the party spokesman, delegation comprising of senior PDP leaders, MLAs and former ministers while paying glowing tributes to former prime minister termed him the great visionary who by virtue of his statesmanship took sever...
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Geelani hospitalised
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Ailing Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani was rushed to hospital after he felt uneasiness this morning. Family sources said that Geelani was taken to a private hospital after he complained of pain in his body. Dr Mir Samiullah told media that Geelani was feeling discomfort due to abdominal pain. “We gave him some medication and he is alright,” Mir said adding that Geelani has been discharged from the hospital....
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Imran Khan elected as Pak PM
ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (Agencies): In a one-sided election in the National Assembly, Imran secured 176 votes while his only rival and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Shahbaz Sharif got 96 votes. Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan was elected as Pakistan's new prime minister on Friday after he defeated veteran politician Shahbaz Sharif in a one-sided election in the National Assembly. The election for the top post became just a formality afte...
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Ram Madhav trying to invade into the domain of Governor, President: Harsh
JAMMU, 17: Accusing Ram Madhav of attempting to encroach upon the powers of the Governor, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister questioned the locus of the BJP National General Secretary in issuing statements over subjects which fell under the exclusive domain of the Governor as Head of the State. He was referring to the interview given by Madhav to a news web portal regarding continuation of suspension of Assembly, continuation of ...
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1 killed, 6 injured in separate accident in Ramban
RAMBAN., Aug 17: One person was killed and six injured in two separate incidents on Friday at Kalamore and Batli areas in Ramban district. An official said that the first incident occurred in the morning at Kalamore on Jammu Srinagar national highway when a Truck bearing registration no JKO2AK -7325 on way to Srinagar from Jammu Jmmu skidded off the road and fell into a gorge at Kalamore near Ramban Police said that driver of vehicle died o...
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Arms, ammunition found near LoC in Rajouri
RAJOURI, Aug 16: An army on Thursday claimed to have found a huge cache of arms and ammunition near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri. According to reports, a search operation was launched by an army in Jhanjar area of Rajouri, during which an ammunition was found. Earlier a soldier was injured when an infiltration bid was foiled by the army. “A large forest area has been surrounded. The operation is still on to ensure that no militant is h...
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PDP delegation calls on Guv over article 35A
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today called on Governor N N Vohra here and emphasised the need to defend Article 35A, which guarantees special status to the state, before the Supreme Court. The delegation led by senior leader Abdul Rehman Veeri included Ghulam Nabi Lone, Ashraf Mir, Mehbooba Beg and Nizamuddin Bhat, a party spokesman said. "The delegation conveyed to the Governor their concern over the offensi...
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Weakening Re worrisome
The downslide and weakening of the Indian Rupee at this stage when economic recovery has been witnessing some upward trend after a slowdown of many months in the country is worrisome. This is happening at a time when the BJP-government was making tall claims about economic recovery in the Indian market after the pumping in of funds for development activities particularly the construction sector. Coupled with this, there are worries over the impo...
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Corbyn, Palestinians and Brexit
By Gwynne Dyer
It sounds like a tempest in a teapot, but it could bring down Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's Labour Party - and that could end up meaning that Britain doesn't leave the European Union after all. It started last Saturday with a photograph in the Daily Mail (a newspaper that regards Corbyn as the Devil's second cousin) of the Labour leader laying a wreath in a cemetery in Tunisia four years ago. He had laid it, said the Mail, at a memoria...
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LS elections in December is now a strong possibility
By Nitya Chakraborty
In the wake of the Independence Day address of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the publication of an opinion poll of a news channel that the Congress has good chance of regaining all the three states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in the coming assembly elections, the highest level of the BJP leadership is seriously thinking of proponing the Lok Sabha poll to December this year coinciding with the assembly elections. A close a...
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Death of an international icon Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Dear Editor, In the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, world and not only India has lost an international icon whose oratory skill was certainly unmatched in the global community. Central government could have diplomatically approached foreign countries so that foreign dignitaries from all around the world could come to New Delhi for attending the funeral of Dhruv Tara – Polar Star. In such an event, funeral could be held on 17.08.2018 -Sunday. It ...
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Kerala floods death toll reaches 167, Modi to review situation today
NEW DELHI, Aug 17(Agencies): As devastating floods triggered by incessant rains continue to wreak havoc in Kerala taking the death toll to 167, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning announced of his travel to the state in the evening to take stock of the unfortunate situation. The PM also said he spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the morning and discussed the flood situation across the state. He also reviewed the rescue operat...
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Wrestling competition in Bhaderwah from August 18
JAMMU, Aug 17: Wrestlers from various parts of the country will participate in wrestling competition which will be held on August 18 to 19 August in Bhaderwah town, in the premises of Govt Hr Sec School boys Bhaderwah. “The Dangal is being organised by the Youth Action Committee in association with Indian Army and other organisations ,” President of the Committee , Naseer Mehboob Padder said.“This event is a regular feature in Bhaderwah for th...
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