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Girl killed, 8 hurt in Pak shelling on IB
Border schools in Jammu to remain closed
JAMMU, Jan 18: A minor girl was killed while seven civilians and a BSF jawan were injured early Thursday morning as Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling along the International Border (IB) in Arnia, R S Pura sectors in Jammu district and Ramgarh sector of Samba district. Last night a BSF jawan was also killed and another sustained injuries when Pakistan troops opened firing on the forward Indian Border Out Posts (BOPs) and civilian areas in R S...
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Fresh avalanche warning issued
Foreign tourist killed in avalanche, one rescued
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: A foreign tourist was killed when an avalanche hit Gulmarg. Another foreigner was, however, rescued. Police identified the deceased foreigner, Swedish national 25-year old Daniel. Reports said Daniel was killed while another went missing after the avalanche struck near second phase of Gondola cable car project on Affarwat peak. "Two tourists came under the avalanche and one of them was so far evacuated to nearby hospital by...
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Light snowfall in upper reaches
Minimum temperatures improve further
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved further today as higher reaches received light snowfall. There has been light snowfall in higher reaches of the Valley and the Trikuta Hills in Jammu region during the night. Nightlong cloud cover improved minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as the weather office forecast light rain or snow at isolated places during the next 24 hours in the state. "...
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Pellets snatch vision, shatter dreams of software engineer
Desperate father sells land, avails loan for treatment of blind son
ANANTNAG, Jan 18: When the academic session in Polytechnic College Jammu ended in scorching summer of 2016, Adil Rashid, who was pursuing software engineering in the college, decided to move home for exam preparations. As he was busy making preparations and planning to set up his own software centre, the valley erupted in protests over the killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani. A resident of Chek Dialgam in Anantnag district Adil w...
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Despite warning, how skiers were allowed: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today questioned how the two skiers who came under an avalanche in Gulmarg were allowed to ski despite an avalanche warning issued a day before. A foreign skier was killed, while another was rescued when an avalanche hit Gulmarg. Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter: “Very unfortunate. How were these skiers allowed to ski off piste considering that avalanche warnings had been issued 24 hours ago?...
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Residents protest plan to set up a camp in Anantnag
'Land is used for grazing animals, sports activities'
ANANTNAG, Jan 18: Scores of people from Shamsipora village of Anantnag on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against what they said plans to set up a camp in the village. Scores of villagers in the afternoon reached district headquarter Anantnag and held protests in the premises of the deputy commissioners (DCs) office. The protesters said that the army was planning to set up a camp on the village land which is not only a sports ground f...
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Separatists refute NIA charge-sheet
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: The joint separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today strongly refuted the NIA charge sheet against some arrested separatist leaders and demanded their immediate release. Addressing a press conference here, they alleged that NIA kidnapped the separatist leaders and they framed them in false cases. Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik also criticised the recent statement of army chi...
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`11290 persons arrested, bailed out’
363 militants, 71 civilians killed in last 2 yrs: CM
`3773 FIRs registered against stone pelters’
JAMMU, Jan18: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that 51 civilians, 363 militants have been killed while 97 militants have been arrested in 2017. 71 civilians were killed by the Ultras or due to cross firing in the last two years, she said. In a written reply to MLA Sat Paul Sharma, it was revealed that militant and civilian killings both had gone up in 2017 as 20 civilians, 150 militants were killed and 79 militants were arreste...
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`Situation on IB, LoC tense’
Prepared to meet any situation: BSF DG
JAMMU, Jan 18: Director General of Border Security Forces (BSF) K K Sharma Thursday described the situation on Indo-Pak border, both on the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) as ‘tense’ yet said his force was more than prepared to meet any situation whether infiltration or ceasefire violation. He also stated, “BSF never violates ceasefire but only retaliates to violations from the other side. We are a peace-loving country a...
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Minor murdered in Kathua: Mehbooba outraged
JAMMU, Jan 18: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday expressed her anguish over the "gruesome" murder of eight-year-old girl, belonging to nomadic Bakerwal community in Kathua district. Mufti took to Twitter to express her resentment and also assured of investigation into the case. “Outraged by the heinous incident in which a young Bakerwal girl has lost her life. Incidents like this will be investigated expeditiously & the guilty will be...
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`Terror funding in Kashmir’
NIA files chargesheet against Hafiz, Salahuddin, 10 others
Geelani, Kamran, Watali among named
NEW DELHI, Jan 18: The NIA today filed a chargesheet against 12 people, including Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin, for "conspiring to wage war against the “government" by carrying out terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides Saeed and Salahuddin, the agency has also named hardline pro-Pakistan separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Bashir Ahmad Bhat, businessman Zahoor Ahmad...
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‘Pro-IS groups may be encouraging lone-wolf attacks in Kashmir’
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): The cyber wing of the Ministry of Home Affairs has intercepted articles and images posted on a Telegram channel which it says is pro-ISIS and supports the establishment of sharia in Jammu and Kashmir, sources have told. The Telegram channel, the MHA sources say, was created on September 23, 2017, renamed on October 3, 2017, and has 223 members. A Telegram channel is similar to a WhatsApp group. The MHA report ...
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Indian envoy summoned
2 women killed, 5 civilians injured in BSF firing: Pak
ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (Agencies): Pakistan's Director General (SA and SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal, summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh on Thursday in connection with “the unprovoked ceasefire violations along the working boundary today in the Sialkot sector.” Pakistan claimed that the alleged ceasefire resulted in the killing of two civilians 45 years old Parveen Bibi wife of Mohammed Aslam and 20-year old Ayesha daughter of Abdul Rash...
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J&K forcefully defending govt position on Art 35-A: Haq
JAMMU, Jan 18: Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq today reiterated that the government was forcefully defending J&K’s stated position on Article 35A and other such litigations pending in the courts. Winding up the discussion on the Demand for Grants of Law and allied Departments in the Legislative Assembly, Minister said the department hired the services of a battery of senior most advocates of the country including Fali S Nariman, Shekhar...
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Cartoon Corner
HC suspends Sub-Judge involved in ‘rape case’
JAMMU, Jan 18 (JNF): J&K High Court suspended the Rajesh Abrol Sub-Judge Leave Reserve who booked by the Janipur Police Station u/s 376/420 RPC. According to the order issued by Registrar General J&K High Court Sanjay Dhar that pursuant to the registration of FIR bearing No. 0006 dated 12.01.2018 for offences U/Ss 376 & 420 of RPC by Police Station Janipur Jammu against Rajesh Kumar Abrol, Sub-Judge (LRP), High Court Wing Jammu on the basis of ...
> Sub Judge booked for ‘rape’
> Police recovers huge quantity of illegal timber, 2 held in Kishtwar
> Pak shells Poonch villages, army posts
> JKRCEA launches merit cum mean Financial Assistance Scheme
> Speaker inaugurates ‘Zaika-A-Kashmir’
Mirwaiz criticises callousness
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today condemned the “callousness” of the authorities over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua. “The callousness of those in charge in not tracing the child missing for a week is condemnable!” tweeted Mirwaiz. He said the murder of the eight-year-old girl had saddened him. “Saddened by the barbaric and shameful act of rape and murder of a minor Bakerwal girl child in Kathua...
> Shops, private school gutted in Khurhama fire
> Avalanche warning for several areas
> Pro-Rasheed protest by supporters
> SC dismisses J&K’s review petition on SRO-75
> Drug peddler arrested in Awantipora
Elusive agricultural policy
In the absence of any sound policy from the successive central governments, there appears to be no end to the woes and problems of the farmers due to severe fluctuation of prices of agricultural products. The recent years have witnessed off and on bumper crops of many products with farmers working hard in their fields with the hope of getting good returns from the markets, but they have been disappointed. The prices of some agricultural products...
> Orange of passport is red herring
> Army chief's glib talk
> Crisis in judiciary
> Air India’s privatisation
> Inspiring and not-so inspiring stories amidst the climate of insecurity - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Will the US betray the Syrian Kurds?
By Gwynne Dyer
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: "This is what we have to say to all our allies: don't get in between us and terrorist organisations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences." That was a barely veiled threat that he will use force against American troops if they try to stop him from attacking the Syrian Kurds. The iron law of international politics...
> Old Shoes and Boots..! - By Robert Clements
> War in 2018? - By Ali Ahmed
> We Need Reforms but..! - By Robert Clements
> A Judiciary Made to Measure - By Teesta Setalvad
> National anthem by force - By Kuldip Nayar
Ailing secondary and high secondary education
By Iftikhar Ahmed Dand
The most important segment of school education comprises of class IX and X known as secondary education and higher secondary consisting of classes IX and XII popularly known as plus too. At present there are more than 1.5% of GDP. There are two important reasons why secondary education should be considered important. First it is bridge between upper primary school and higher education or would work if one has opted for vocation education in the...
> Tackling farm distress is now core of 2018-19 budget strategy - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Judicial tremors herald worrying time for BJP - By Amulya Ganguli
> No country for refugees - By Kanchan Basu
> With docket in his pocket, Chief Justice is winning - By Sushil Kutty
> A Hiroshima Native's View of Nuclear Weapons - By Seiji Yamada
RBI should arrange earlier issued commemorative coins for coin-collectors
Dear Editor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 17.01.2018 clarified that 10-rupee coins issued so far in all the 14 designs are valid because of reports about people not accepting these coins in fear of their being fake. But coin-collectors wanting to have commemorative coins have no knowledge about their availability. RBI should arrange availability of all previous commemorative coins for desiring ones at selected bank-branches across the country...
> End of Haj subsidy welcomed by all: Why not abolished earlier
> End of Haj subsidy welcomed by all
> People's faith in judiciary shaken
> Now SC officers to get rupees 21000 per annum as washing allowance
> Centre’s U-turn over national anthem
Modi-govt misleading over Doklam issue: Cong
NEW DELHI, Jan 18: Congress on Thursday accused the Modi-government of "misleading" the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying Indian security and strategic interests have been compromised. "It seems that the government was snoozing while the Chinese troops occupied the Doklam plateau as suggested by satellite images. And it seems China is planning a Doklam 2.0 like retreat near the Indian border," Randeep Singh Surjewala, ...
> Prez to felicitate 112 women achievers including 2 Kashmiris
> Cinema hall in Bihar vandalised as Karni Sena steps up protest against Padmaavat
> No state can ban ‘Padmaavat’: SC clears way for film’s pan-India release
> 'Plenty of evidence' against Hafiz Saeed: Hamid Karzai
> Pro Islamic State groups are radicalising Kashmiris for lone wolf attacks: MHA
Chinese media complaint: Comments by Bipin Rawat can shatter 'delicate trust'
BEIJING, Jan 17 (Agencies): Chinese media run by the country's ruling Communist Party returned to the rhetoric act against India on Wednesday. They published editorials warning India of grave consequences to belligerent comments by the Indian Army leadership, including General Bipin Rawat. Predictably, the script of the editorials was pretty much what the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson had said a couple of days ago. Editorials such as th...
> Pak PM backs Hafiz Saeed, ex-US diplomat calls it 'alarming'
> 6 Pakistan security men killed in attacks in Balochistan
> On CPEC projects, now it is Pakistanis who need security clearance, not foreigners
> Pak protests to US over Gen Rawat’s ‘remarks’
> Gen Rawat’s remarks ‘unconstructive’: China
J&K Bank football team lifts 11th Christmas Gold Cup
JAMMU, Jan 18: J&K Bank football team has emerged champions of the 11th Christmas Gold Cup Football Tournament 2017-18. The bank’s team defeated PDC X1 in the final match played at GGM Science College Ground. Congratulating the Bank team for its spectacular win despite absence of seniors who are away for the Santosh Trophy, Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed said: “The news of your achievement has come as a great delight to all of us in the JK Bank ...
> Rawatpora Stars wins volleyball tie in Srinagar Police sports events
> JKP holds sports meet at Kokernag
> Ice Hockey coaching camp concludes
> Hayan team defeats Prang in Ganderbal volleyball tourney
> Lungi Ngidi's contribution to other sports also excellent, says his school mentor
Maharashtra cabinet approves 1% reservation for orphans in govt jobs, education
MUMBAI, Jan 18 (Agencies): In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced a 1% reservation in government jobs and education for orphans in the state. "The decision will help orphans overcome problems faced by them while applying for jobs since they don't know their caste," an official told agencies. Agencies reported that the reservation, termed parallel reservation, will be provided under the general category, whi...
> GST council approves rate change of 29 goods and 53 categories of services
> Govt working towards making entire system innovation-friendly to create 'new India': Modi
> No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government
> CJI continues Constitution Bench without 4 senior rebel judges
> Airtel, Amazon join hands to offer one year of Amazon Prime membership
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