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2 civilians killed in grenade attack on Akhtar’s cavalcade in Tral
Minister escapes unhurt, 30 others injured
ANANTNAG, Sep 21: Two civilians were killed and 30 others injured when unidentified militants attacked the cavalcade of works minister Naeem Akhtar with a grenade at Bus Stand Tral today. The minister escaped unhurt in the incident. However, some agencies put the death toll at 3. Police said a rifle grenade was fired on the cavalcade and it landed near the last vehicle of the cavalcade and exploded with a big bang killing two civilians and inju...
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Use of pellet guns alleged in Tral, police refutes
SRINAGAR, Sep 21: A number of persons injured in Tral grenade explosion and subsequent security forces action were treated in various hospitals in Tral and here According to officials while scores of injured were shifted to Srinagar hospitals for the treatment. Hospital officials at district hospital Tral said that several persons had received pellet injuries also. However, police denied that anybody was injured in pellet firing. “Terming the ...
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Mehbooba to police
‘Act as an institution of public faith, adopt community policing’
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Asking the police to be more relaxed and humane in dealing with the situations, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today advised the force to act as an institution of public reassurance rather than a cause of fear among the masses. Chairing a meeting with all the district superintendents of police and range DIGs of Kashmir province here, the chief minister asked them to adopt social and community policing to track down the crime i...
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One time rich orchardists fighting hard for survival
‘Army neither vacates our land nor paying us rent'
ANANTNAG, Sep 20: Twenty seven years ago when the farmers in the district knew nothing other than paddy cultivation, the residents of Donipawa village located at a distance of just one km from district headquarter Anantnag would earn huge profits out of apple growing on their fertile horticulture land. Nearly three decades later when the apple industry has emerged as one of the biggest industries and farmers are turning to this profitable farmi...
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Madhav to meet BJP MLAs, party leaders
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav is visiting the state from tomorrow for two days to review the performance of party ministers, following complaints by BJP workers against its legislators and ministers before the union home minister Rajnath Singh last week. The visit assumes significance also after the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) called a strike on Monday against “non-performance” of BJP ministers an...
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Separatists reject NIA claim on approver
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: The joint separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today rejected the statement of NIA that a Kashmiri youth, detained has turned approver in the alleged militancy funding case. In a statement, they said, “We do not believe these fabricated and concocted stories as it has been a common practice for the last 27 years that our youth are incarcerated and subjected to extreme ph...
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Mehbooba seeks more tech interventions to improve education
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Seeking more technological delivery and inventional interventions from the Centre, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti impressed for adopting a systemic approach to further strengthen the education system in the State. An official spokesman said here this evening that Secretary, ministry of human resource development (HRD), Anil Swarup called on the chief minister here today. Swarup, who is on a visit to the State, briefed the chief...
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Militant arrested in Anantnag: Police
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Police today said a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was arrested by police in Anantnag district. Adil Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Qadir Bhat, resident of Jablipora Bijbehara was arrested at Wanpoh railway station. He is a C-category militant, the police said. However, Hizbul Mujahideen said that Adil Ahmad of Jablipora has no association with it. Hizb Operational spokesman Burhan-u-Din in a tele-statement to local news agency KNS ...
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Centre extends SII Udaan for J&K till Dec 2018
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of time period of the Scheme "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" (Sll J&K) - Udaan till 31st December, 2018 without any modification and cost escalation. Initially the time period of Udaan was upto 2016-17. Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to the best of...
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Centre’s stand on Rohingyas well considered: Jaitley
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said, the government in an affidavit to the Supreme Court has stated its policy stand on Rohingya issue. Responding to a media query in New Delhi, Jaitley said, “This is a policy issue which has been stated before the apex court. The security, foreign policy, humanitarian grounds and effect on population balance have been taken into consideration while taking a decision over the issue.” T...
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FB suspending accounts of Rohingya activists
WASHINGTON, Sep 20 (Agencies): Facebook is reportedly removing posts and suspending accounts of activists who are documenting the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a report said. The activists said their accounts are frequently being suspended or taken down and hoped that the social media giant would let them speak the truth. Myanmar considers the Rohingyas illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, whereas Bangladesh co...
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Vigilance sleuths raid TSO office in Jammu; seize records
JAMMU, Sep 20: An anti-corruption body today raided the office of a Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) over complaints of large scale fraud and embezzlement in distribution of ration meant for public in Doda district. Official reports said that a surprise check was conducted in the office of the TSO of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department at Thathri. During the raid, records, including issue register, remittance register, receip...
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Anti-tank mine found in Samba
JAMMU, Sep 20: An anti-tank mine was today recovered from a river bed in Samba. “BSF patrolling party this afternoon recovered one old anti tank mine behind border fencing about 20 metre in Basantar River near Mallu Chak BoP,” police here said. They said that the bomb disposal squad of BSF defused the mine on the spot. Recovery of mine created panic among the locals. Police has taken cognizance....
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Compensation for girl with bullet injuries
Nazki castigates govt for ignoring SHRC reports
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: State human rights commission (SHRC) today castigated the state government for being “callous to the sufferings of a young girl who was wounded by a bullet injury resulting in paraplegia.” Flori Jan (14), daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Nepora village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district had received bullet injuries in her neck. The spinal injury resulted in paraplegia made the girl completely dependent on others. Despite ...
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12 SIs transferred
JAMMU, Sep 20: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Dr Sunil Sharma today ordered transfers and postings of twelve Sub Inspectors (SIs) seven Incharge Police Posts. As per order, twelve Sub Inspectors (SIs) has been transferred with immediate effect. SI Mohammad Irfan has been transferred from Police Post Sainik Colony and posted as Incharge Police Post Bathindi, SI Balram Sharma has been transferred from Police Post PP Belicharana and...
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CM grieved over Ramban accident
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of four persons in a road accident at the Kela Morh near Ramban today. The chief minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families....
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NDA's GST goof-up
NDA-government's implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), touted as 'One Nation, One Tax' regime pan India is already facing rough weather because of the fact that it has added to the woes of the traders and industrialists in the country instead of being a facilitator. The tall claims of the NDA-government on collection of the taxes in the first month of its implementation in July, 2017 appear to be falling flat if the figures released by...
> Dialogue only way out
> Cong visit a non-event
> Tamil Nadu floor test?
> Where bigotry is a joke, challenging it a blasphemy - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Pros and cons of Bullet train
The Short Shelf-life of Post-Truth - II
By Badri Raina
For the Preambular citizen-by that I mean the citizen whose allegiance remains steadfast to the vision and stipulations of the Preamble of the Constitution of India rather than to new-fangled constructions of state and polity, although with ancient pedigree-there has been a sweet slew of good news in recent weeks. Here, the first to be mentioned must be the path-breaking determination by a nine-judge Constitutional Bench of the highest Court in...
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> Rewriting History..! - By Robert Clements
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> Glimpses of the divine..! - By Robert Clements
Big borrowers are mainly responsible for major loan defaults
By Anjan Roy
The Reserve Bank of India governor recently referred to the issue of resolving the public sector banks mountain of non-performing debts which are threatening their functioning. A good deal of progress has been made in setting in place the institutional framework for resolving the problem of bad debts. However, even in the midst of the new processes, there is a lot of scope for fine tuning for taking advantage of the system which needs to be plug...
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> Huge empires of fake "Godman" in India continue to flourish - By Yashwardhan Joshi
> Abuses and rudeness instead of puns and humour - By Lalith Sethi
> The R plus M combination too much for the Sanghis! - By Humra Quraishi
> German left fighting bitterly for third position - By John Wojcik from Berlin
Shortage of Lecturers in institutions
Dear Editor, Through your esteemed column, I want to remain that every year the world Environmental Day which is commonly known as Eco day is celebrated all over the world on 5th June 2017. It is designated by UN General Assembly conference on Environment and development at Stockholm in 1972. This conference is also called as UN conference on Human Environment which was first held in Stockholm on 5-10 June 1972. The June 5 day we get aware of i...
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> No religion is bad
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> Rapists should not go unpunished
> Save Trees
Dawood in 'setting' with Modi govt to return to India: Raj Thackeray
MUMBAI, Sep 21 (Agencies): Fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is currently negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the centre, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said here on Thursday. Making the sensational claim, Thackeray said that Dawood Ibrahim is now very sick and crippled, he is very keen to return to India and breathe his last in his motherland. "He is currently engaged...
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Myanmar mob tries to block Rohingya aid boat
Naypyidaw, Sep 21 (Agencies): A Buddhist mob in Myanmar threw petrol bombs in a bid to block a boat carrying aid for Rohingya Muslims in conflict-hit Rakhine state before police fired warning shots to disperse them, a media report said. The incident happened on Wednesday when the boat was being loaded with relief supplies from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Rakhine`s capital Sittwe, BBC reported. The aid shipment was ...
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> Pak SC dismisses Sharif’s review plea against disqualification
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JKP to organise state Jashn-e-Dal and Shikara Race-2017
JAMMU, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme (CAP) is organizing a state Jashn-e-Dal and Shikara Race-2017 at Nehru ark Dal Lake Srinagar.The event, which will start Sep 18 will continue for two days. While announcing the event, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Armed Police, L. Mohanti said that the event has been endeavour of the Jammu and Kashmir Police to maintain good relations with the public and...
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> Cross-country event ‘Run for Fun ‘ organises at Manasbal
Modi inaugurates world's second-biggest dam 'Sardar Sarovar', dedicates it to nation
NEW DELHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia, Gujarat on the occasion of his 67th birthday on Sunday. The inauguration was attended by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and several other religious and spiritual heads of the state. The foundation stone of the dam was laid on April 5, 1961, by the country's first prime...
> Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour
> J&K Bank launches Aadhaar enrolment and updating service
> After PAN, driving licences to be linked with Aadhaar: Prasad
> India's exports up 10.29% in August; trade deficit widens to $11.64 billion
> Growing convergence between Japan and India has capacity to stimulate global economy: Modi
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