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3 Lashkar militants killed in Kakpora encounter
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: The encounter between militants and security forces at Kakapora in Pulwama last evening ended with the killing of three local militants during the wee hours of this morning. An army officer was also injured in the incident. Reports said that security forces including army's 55 RR and SOG launched a cordon around New colony locality of Kakpora last evening following inputs about the presence of militants there. The securi...
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2 armymen killed by Pak BAT, 2 militants shot dead on LoC
POONCH/MENDHAR, June 22: Two Army soldiers were killed and another injured by a Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) team on Thursday on the LoC in Chakkan-da-Bagh sector in Poonch district, while two militants were reportedly killed by the army in the sector during a foiled infiltration bid. The Border Action Team (BAT), which generally comprises special forces of the Pakistan Army and some militants, carried out the attack 600 meters inside LoC...
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Security arrangements for yatra reviewed
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Governor N N Vohra today reviewed the security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra, commencing from June 29. At the review meeting senior officers of the state administration, army, para military forces and intelligence agencies were present. The action taken on the decisions arrived at in the first security review meeting May 15 were also reviewed. Governor and others also took stock of the development which had taken place since...
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Shab-e-Qadr being observed in valley tonight with religious gaiety
SRINAGAR, June 22: Like rest of the Muslim world, the auspicious eve of Shab e Qadr (Lai Lat ul Qadr) is being observed across Kashmir valley on Thursday night. The auspicious night marks the holy eve when the holy book of Quran was revealed up on Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Lai Lat ul Qadr is one of the pious and most revered nights in the holy month of Ramzan and is observed on every 27 th night of the holy month. The night marks offering of pra...
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Youth killed by teargas shell amid protests in Kakapora, several injured by security men
Restrictions imposed, educational institutions closed, internet suspended in Pulwama
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: A youth was killed when security forces and cops fired pellets, and burst smoke shells to disperse protestors during clashes after the killing of three militants at Kakapora. Dozens of others were also injured. The authorities imposed restrictions, shut educational institutions and suspended internet services in Pulwama. Train service was also put to a halt. Reports said that as the news about the killing of three militants sp...
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Mehbooba felicitates people on Shab-e Qadr, Jumat ul Vida
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the state on the occasions of Shab-e-Qadr and Jumat ul Vida. In her message, the chief minister said, “The blessed night, during which the Holy Quran was revealed, is an occasion for us to introspect our lives, seek Allah’s forgiveness, generosity and guidance.” She appealed to the people to pray wholeheartedly during this night for peace, prosperity and brotherhood in t...
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Separatist leaders call for protests after prayers
SRINAGAR, June 22: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohamad Yasin Malik have denounced the civilian killing at Kakapora and called peaceful protest after Friday prayers tomorrow. “Killing graph has risen. The Indian forces enjoy impunity and it is the direct outcome of the threat statement of army chief,” they said in a joint statement. They added that “they feel aggrieved about this gruesome incident and have resented such incidents....
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Slain youth a chronic stone-pelter: Police
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Police this evening issued a statement on Kakapora encounter and also claimed that the civilian killed in action by security forces on protestors was a “chronic stone pelter.” The statement said, “Acting on a specific input Pulwama police along with 50 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Bank Mohalla Kakapora. During the search militants hiding in the area fired at the search party, resulting in injury to one...
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7 KAS officers, among 11 transferred
JAMMU, June 22: The state government today ordered transfers and postings of seven KAS among eleven officers. Peerzada Hafizullah Shah, KAS, Director, Horticulture, Planning and Marketing, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department. Manzoor Ahrnad Qadri, KAS, under orders of transfer as Additional Director, SKIMS and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Gover...
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BSF, Rangers bonhomie at display at Baba Chamliyal fair
JAMMU, June 22: Against the backdrop of exchange of heavy firing by Indian and Pakistan armies on the Line of Control on Thursday, bonhomie between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers was on display at the shrine of Baba Chamliyal on the international border. The annual mela was held on Thursday at the shrine in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, close to the Zero Line on the India-Pakistan International Border. A Pakistan Rangers team visited the shr...
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GST to give financial autonomy to states including J&K: Jitendra
JAMMU, Jun 22: Taking a dig at leaders opposed to the implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir arguing that it would affect the state's autonomy, Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh said today the reform was a major step towards granting "fiscal autonomy" to the states. “The Goods and Services (GST) Tax will also bring ease of business by reducing bribery and corruption and eliminate unending traffic jams at toll and tax posts a...
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Guterres hints at ‘mediation bid’
No scope for UN’s intervention in Kashmir issue: Swamy
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 22: BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy on Thursday categorically stated that there is no scope for the United Nations' intervention in Kashmir issue, while urging the world body to ensure that Pakistan doesn't encourage terrorism in the name of 'Jihad'. Remarks from the firebrand BJP leader came a day after UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that his recent meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...
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India launches veiled attack on Pak in UN
Questions source of terror funding in Afghanistan
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22(Agencies): In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India has asked the UN member states to find the source from where the "anti-government elements" in Afghanistan were getting weapons, training and funds to fight one of the biggest collective military forces in the world. "We see a growing tendency of treating violence in Afghanistan as a routine occurrence. Brutalities by terrorist and criminal networks are ignored under th...
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J&K cop, among 4, released by Pakistan
JAMMU/NEW DELHI, Jun 22: A policeman of Jammu and Kashmir, who had inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan three years back, was today sent back home. Constable Sohan Lal was handed over to the BSF by the Pakistan Rangers at the Wagah border in Punjab, BSF DIG Dharminder Pareek said here. “Following the persistent efforts by Jammu Frontier of BSF with Pakistan Rangers, the Rangers handed over Constable of J&K Police Sohan Lal to the BSF at Waga...
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Cartoon Corner
Parliament can save J&K from further death & destruction: Bhim
JAMMU, June 22: Prof Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party has urged the President of India to intervene without any further delay in his capacity as the custodian of Constitution vis-à-vis Autonomy ridden state of J&K which has been passing through the most dangerous period in its history since 1947. NPP Supremo in a strong appeal to the President of India who is literally a Viceroy vis-à-vis J&K within the meaning and scope of ...
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PDP-BJP govt will not survive beyond July, claims JKPCC Chief
VERINAG, June 22: Senior Congress Leader and Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday claimed that PDP-BJP Collation government led by Mehbooba Mufti is on verge to collapse and will not survive beyond July. “You can imagine this (PDP-BJP) government till presidential election not beyond that. This government will not survive beyond July,” Ghulam Ahmad Mir told this reporter and claimed that it would have col...
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For the love of game
The response to the fantastic victory of Pakistan in the finals of International Cricket Championship (ICC) trophy on Sunday within the sub-continent was as usual something that eluded sportsman spirit. While Pakistanis went euphoric with celebration, some firing shot in air in maddening frenzy, injuring children; in India even the media went into deep mourning with the news of the match reduced to a corner of the page and Indian victory in hock...
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Amit shah's potshot at Gandhi
By Amulya Ganguli
Amit Shah's wisecrack is neither a good-humoured jibe, nor a back-handed compliment to a chatur saint/politician. However, he is not alone in his denigration of the person about whom Einstein said that "generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this, in flesh and blood, walked upon the earth". The BJP chief, Amit Shah's quip about the Mahatma being a chatur bania (wily trader) is not in the same league as Sarojini Naidu's che...
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Varadkar and Bernabic
By Gwynne Dyer
For most Irish people the most striking thing about their new prime minister, Leo Varadkar, is that he is very young. (At 38, he is the country's youngest leader ever.) It's mainly the foreign press that goes on about the fact that he is a) half-Indian, and b) gay. Varadkar himself, the son of a doctor from India and a nurse from Ireland who met while working in a hospital in southern England, is definitely not keen on being seen as a symbol of...
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Surgical strike on Lalu-family
Dear Editor, Income Tax Department deserves all compliments for its swift action of consolidated move to confiscate so many benami properties of family-members of fodder-scam tainted former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav including properties of his wife, sons, daughters and son-in-law. Perhaps it is for the first time in history of India that so many properties of a political family have been confiscated by Income Tax Department after M...
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J&K students charged with pro-Pak slogans in Meerut
MEERUT, June 22 (Agencies): A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a Dental College for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of Indian cricket team on social media after the ICC Champions Trophy final. Two complaints have been received, one by students of Kalka Dental College and Hospital and the other by Bajrang Dal activists, police said. The right wing activists have deman...
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Jadhav seeks mercy from Pak army chief
ISLAMADAB, June 22 (Agencies): Former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan, has filed a mercy petition with the country's chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday. Jadhav was arrested last year in Pakistan's Southwestern Baluchistan province, the site of a long-running conflict between the Pakistan military and separatist insurgents. "Commander Jadhav has admitted his involvement ...
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Sports Council’s cricket academy to begin event
JAMMU, June 22: The State Cricket Academy is all set to start a mega cricket event after this Eid, in which 160 teams from Kashmir province and 164 teams from Jammu province are participating. The event would be held in two phases and the registration process has started two months ago. The registration process in Jammu is in progress. “It will be first major cricket event to be held in state on this scale this season. The top level cricketers...
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Seeking loan waiver has become fashion these days: Venkaiah Naidu
NEW DELHI, June 22 (Agencies): Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that seeking loan waiver has become a fashion these days. However at the same time, the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said that loans should be waived off, but in extreme circumstances. He opined that loan waiver is not the final solution for the betterment of the farmers. Criticising Naidu's statement over loan waiver, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said...
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