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'Elected govt should plead case in SC’
Governor's rule not about deciding Art 35A: Govt
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: The governor’s administration today said its stand on the legal challenge to article 35A of the constitution before the Supreme Court will remain consistent that an elected government should plead the case before the apex court. "As far as article 35A is concerned, the Governor (Satya Pal Malik) has gone on record multiple times and he has clearly said that this is not an elected government and it would be right if an elected ...
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Honorarium being increased
Negligible number of SPOs resigned: Subramaniam
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Chief Secretary B V R Subramaniam today said since the salary of SPOs is lesser than a class IV employee, a substantial increase in their monthly honorarium is likely in next couple of days. He also announced extra one month salary for the government employees who will be assigned for conducting upcoming elections in the state. “SPO’s in coming days will see increase in their honorarium. The recent unfortunate killing of SPO’...
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Junaid resigns from NC, to contest municipal polls
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: National Conference (NC) spokesman Junaid Mattu today resigned from the party and said he will contest the coming municipal corporation elections. NC has boycotted the municipal and Panchayat polls and demanded that centre must make its stand clear on Article 35A before the elections. Junaid said he resigned from NC following a “disagreement” with the party's decision to boycott the upcoming ULB and Panchayat polls. “Based o...
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PDP suspends its Surankote leader over filing nomination for ULB
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: PDP today suspended one of its leaders from Surankote for filing the nomination papers as a candidate in forthcoming ULB polls. In a statement, party’s chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir said a PDP functionary, Hameed Manhas, has been suspended from the party fold for undermining the directions passed by the party to its leaders and cadres that the party will not participate in the Panchayat and urban local bodies elections at pr...
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Army pays tributes to killed soldier
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Army today paid floral tributes to Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, who was killed during a counter-infiltration operation along the line of control (LoC) in Kupwara district. Singh (30) sustained bullet injuries during the operation in Tangdhar sector in which five militants were killed, an army spokesperson said. The injured soldier was provided immediate first-aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital here, where he succumbed to his ...
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3 families say militants killed in Sumlar gunfight are their kins
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Two families from Shopian and Kulgam arrived in Bandipora with the claim that their sons are among the five militants killed in the recent gunfight. Earlier, authorities had said that the slain were foreigners. Reports said that families from Kulgam and Shopian amid shutdown arrived in Bandipora and met deputy commissioner Bandipora who directed them to meet Deputy Commissioner Baramulla as the slain militants have been lai...
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2 militants killed in Sopore encounter: Police
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Police and security forces today said two militants were killed in an encounter at Tujjar in Sopore. Reports said a joint team of army's 22 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege around Nowpora area of Tujjar late last night following “specific” inputs about the presence of militants. Soon after the cordon was laid, the militants hiding in the area opened fire upon the forces triggering off an encounter. The militants according to re...
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Aman Karavan “Baatein Aman Ki” received in Jammu with echoes of peace, women rights, poetry and songs
JAMMU, Sept 25: “Baatein Aman Ki”, a women’s journey for peace, which had begun simultaneously from five different corners of the country, today reached Jammu. One group of women, which had started their journey from Tangdhar area of Kashmir valley on September 22, today reached Jammu and was hosted by civil society members of Jammu, in a function organized at KL Sehgal Hall. Addressing the gathering, Kanwaljeet Kour and Koushalaya Vohra expla...
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'400 additional companies of paramilitaries reaching Kashmir for poll duty’
Elected ULBs, Panchayats to get Rs 4335-Cr for development: CS
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today said Rs 4335 crore will be devolved to the urban and rural local bodies for developmental activities immediately after the conclusion of the ongoing poll process. “This huge chunk of funds allocated to the state under the 14th finance commission award has been withheld as no elected urban and rural local bodies are in place in the state,” the chief secretary said at a press conference her...
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5 resolutions passed NC’s meet concludes
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: The two day meeting of National Conference’s central working committee (CWC) concluded here today with the passing of five resolutions. The meeting was presided over by president Dr Farooq Abdullah. Party vice president Omar Abdullah also participated. A resolution said National Conference stands for the unity, integrity and the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and shall continue to strive to defend its secular character....
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150 people test positive for Hepatitis-C in Pahalgam
ANANTNAG, Sep 25: The prevalence of the silent killer, Hepatitis-C in Wularhama village of Pahalgam has created fear and panic among the inhabitants of the area. While as the health authorities say that there is no need to panic, villagers maintain that the virus may engulf the entire population if not controlled at the earliest. The prevalence of the hepatitis-C in the area came to fore during the mass screening conducted by the health departm...
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PM takes dig at Cong over
NC’s poll boycott decision
‘It should have stood with them in J&K’
BHOPAL, Sep 25 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress over National Conference’s decision to boycott the upcoming civic and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The National Conference has said it is boycotting the elections to panchayat and urban local bodies in the State because the Centre has not clarified its position on Article 35A of the Constitution, which is facing legal challenge in the Supreme ...
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Qureshi discusses IWT with World Bank
`Empanel Court of Arbitration over India’s illegal construction of dams’
ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON, Sep 25 (Agencies): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The focus of the meeting was on implementing the World Bank's role as the administrator of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), Radio Pakistan reported. During the meeting, the foreign minister asked the World Bank to “empanel the Court of Ar...
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Sushma makes a veiled attack on Pak on terror
NEW YORK, Sep 25 (Agencies): India on Tuesday made a veiled attack on Pakistan and said in the contemporary setting when the world in still beset with conflicts, “no one should be allowed to support terror or its perpetration.” “Our world is still beset with conflicts, terror and hateful ideologies that are transcending borders and impacting our lives. No one should be allowed to support terror or its perpetration,” External Affairs Minister Su...
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Cartoon Corner
74 BJP candidates file nominations in Kashmir
JAMMU, Sep 25: Amidst the threats and boycott calls, 74 BJP workers filed nominations in Srinagar, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Kulgam Municipal Corporation, Devsar Municipal Committee Bandipora Municipal Council, Qazigund Municipal Committee. According to party handout, BJP state president Ravinder Raina (MLA) along with state general Secretary (Organisation) Ashok Kaul, MLC Sofi Yousuf and BJP's Kashmir Incharge Sunil Sharma (MLA) finalize...
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CRPF man missing
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: A CRPF man is reported missing from his camp here since this morning. Police said he hails from Uttar Pradesh. Constable Munish Kumar, posted at 117 Battalion, went missing from his camp at Wazir Bagh in Srinagar this morning, a police official said....
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> Arrested journalist sent to 8-day judicial custody
Truth on Rafale deal
The Rafale aircraft deal is in the eye of the storm and subject of heated discussions amid claims and counter-claims of both the BJP-government and the opposition parties on two major issues - that the contract to acquire 36 French multi-role fighter aircraft has been grossly overvalued and that it was aimed at promoting crony capitalism. The opposition parties are gunning for the government on the issue of the contract allotment without any dis...
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Rafale deal takes a new twist creating doubts about Government's claims
By Satish Misra
"The government's defence of the deal falls flat if one even takes a cursory look at the sequence of events. Very fact that the deal negotiated by the UPA for the 126 jetfighters was renegotiated by the Modi government without the approval of the Committee on Defence and Security is a flagrant violation of the rules." Ongoing slugfest between the Modi government and the opposition over alleged corruption in a major defence deal took a definit...
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Another Gulf War - The First Shots?
By Gwynne Dyer
The men who carried out Saturday's attack on the parade in Ahvaz, in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan, were well trained: four of them killed 25 people and wounded 70 others before they were shot dead. The question is whether they were trained by 'Islamic State', or by the backers of the low-profile Ahvaz National Resistance, which also claimed credit for the attack. 'Islamic State' is an independent ultra-extremist Sunni Muslim moveme...
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> Bhagwat's U-turn on constitution is a paradigm shift - By Harihar Swarup
HC order banning Ramlila at car-parking site at Subhash Maidaan
Dear Editor, Even though hundreds of Ramlilas are presently staged for eleven days during Navratras in Delhi, yet there are three ancient-most Ramlilas, namely Shri Ramlila Committee (Ramlila Maidaan), Shri Dharmic Lila Committee (Madhav Dass Park, Red Fort), and Nav Shri Dharmic Lila Committee (Red Fort Grounds). Only these three Ramlilas have beautiful chariots with wooden horses which in themselves are master-pieces of craft. North Delhi Mu...
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Vote-bank politics has destroyed nation like termites: Modi attacks Cong in MP
NEW DELHI, Sep 25 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a scathing attack on the Congress party and said that the 125-year-old party has been seeking the support of non-existent and smaller political parties for its survival. The PM also urged the Grand Old Party to shun arrogance and do some sort of introspection as to why it has been reduced to 44 seats in Lok Sabha. The PM also referred to the Congress party's allegations ...
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> 22 killed, schools shut as incessant rains pound Himachal, J&K & Punjab
First Sikh guardsman may get expelled, tested positive for Cocaine
WASHINGTON, Sep 25 (Agencies): Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall To Become First Sikh Soldier To Wear Turban For Trooping The Colour Ceremony In UK First Sikh man who marched wearing a turban during an annual parade to mark British Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday ceremony, tested positive for cocaine in London, according to a media report. Charanpreet Singh Lall, a 22-year-old Sikh soldier, may face a backlash and can get removed from the post. ...
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> Pakistan glorifies Burhan, releases postal stamp portraying him as freedom fighter
Clean Sports J&K condemns assault on badminton player
JAMMU, Sep 23: Clean Sports Jammu and Kashmir today strongly condemned the assault on senior badminton player by cop during Badminton tournament being organised by J&K Badminton Association at Police Indoor Badminton hall, Gulshan Ground on Saturday. In a statement, The Secretary General of the Clean Sports J&K has demanded through probe into this unfortunate incident happen in the presence of the office bearers of the association. He al...
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> Ask Afghan captain: "Everything is there in a name"
> Thang Ta championship organises at Sopore
> BCCI and PCB officials meet ahead of ICC Dispute Committee hearings
When will 'Modi baba and chaalis chor' answer questions on Rafale: Cong
NEW DELHI, Sep 25 (Agencies): Escalating its attack on the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre, the Congress on Tuesday alleged that the ruling party was shying away from answering questions on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal between Indian and France. The main opposition party also categorically rejected BJP's claim that Rahul Gandhi wanted the Rafale deal scrapped to help a firm linked to his brother-in-law Robert Vadra. ...
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> Corruption in Rafale deal, PM must clarify his stand: Rahul
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