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3 army men including Captain, JCO killed in militant attack at Kupwara
2 militants also killed in retaliatory fire, civilian killed in firing on protestors
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: Three Army men, including a Captain and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) were killed in a militant attack on an Army Artillery headquarters in Pangzam area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. Two militants were also killed in retaliatory fire by the army. Three army men were also injured in the attack. A civilian was killed in security forces firing on protestors. The militants attacked the Panzgam Army camp close to the...
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Killing of class 10th student in Beerwah
Family demands FIR against ITBP soldier
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: The family members of a 10th class student who was allegedly killed by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) man outside Churmujroo Beerwah polling station in Budgam district on April 9 alleged today that instead of registering an FIR against the accused soldier, police have registered a case against protesters and have only showed in the FIR that the boy was not killed but only wounded. Aqeel Ahmed Wani (16) was shot dead by an...
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More rains likely to continue in Kashmir this week: Met
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: While Kashmir valley has been witnessing rainfall in the past few days, the state Meteorological department has predicted wet weather in Kashmir ahead of this week. The spokesperson at Met office here said that the rainy spells were likely to continue next week though the intensity of rain would remain less. He said the scope of western disturbances was still over the state which was likely to result in more downpour till t...
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PDP pays tributes to Dar
Demand thorough probe into his killing
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: PDP has condemned the killing of its senior leader and district president for Pulwama Advocate Abdul Gani Dar. It also demanded immediate and thorough probe into his killing. In a condolence meeting held at the party head quarters and Jammu office today the party leaders including Senior vice president Mohammad Sartaj Madni , General Secretaries Nizamudin Bhat, Qazi Mohammad Afzal and Rafi Ahmad Mir while paying rich trib...
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Protests, clashes in several parts of Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: Clashes erupted in Pulwama town in south Kashmir today when students of boys higher secondary school held demonstrations demanding release of arrested students. Locals alleged that CRPF men at Chattpora locality last night damaged parked vehicles, ransacking houses and assaulting every people. They added that during the night raid, five drivers were arrested. The arrest of drivers and the CRPF action sparked shutdown in the di...
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All-women battalion to deal with stone pelters in J&K
NEW DELHI, Apr 27 (Agencies): An all-women India Reserve Battalion will be raised in Jammu and Kashmir to primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting, a home ministry official said. The move comes days after girl students were seen fighting pitched battles with security forces at Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar on April 24, the day the educational institutions in the restive valley reopened after a five-day shutdown. The exclusive cont...
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Asiya arrested in nocturnal raid
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda siya Andrabi was arrested from her residence here last night. According to a spokesperson of her party a contingent of police raided the residence of Asiya at around 11:30 PM and arrested her. Reports said Asiya’s arrest came after she issued a press statement hailing the resilience of Kashmiri students. Asiya Andrabi is the founder of a separatist organization Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) an...
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Darbar to move from Jammu today amid tight security
JAMMU, Apr 27: The darbar will move from winter capital Jammu to Srinagar on Friday amid tight security cover. Darbar Move is the bi-annual shift of the Jammu and Kashmir Secretariat and all other government offices from one capital city to another. From May to October, governmental offices are functional from state's summer capital, Srinagar, and the other six months in its winter capital, Jammu. Srinagar based employees will move from Jammu ...
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Govt orders reshuffle in police deptt
JAMMU, Apr 27: The state government today ordered reshuffle in the police department. As per government order number 478-Home of 2017, Tejinder Singh, IPS (JK-2008), SP CID Cl, Jammu has been transferred and posted as SP Budgam vice Abdul Waheed Shah. Abdul Waheed Shah, SSP Budgam, has been transferred and posted as AIG Buildings PHQ vice Javid Ahmad Koul. Rahul Malik, IPS (JK- 2009), awaiting orders of posting in PHQ, has been transferred an...
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Govt transfers 5 Under Secretaries
JAMMU, Apr 27: The state government today ordered transfer and postings five under secretaries. As per government order No. 536-GAD of 2017 Dated 27 -04-2017, Raj Kumar Misri, Under Secretary to the Government, School Education Department has been transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj for deputation as State Project Manager in the State Rural Livelihood Mission, J&K. Fayaz...
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CM, DyCM pay tributes to slain soldiers
Anguished over civilian killing
JAMMU, Apr 27: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh have paid rich tributes to the officer and two jawans of the army who were killed in an encounter early morning today at Kupwara. The Chief Minister has extended her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of slain soldiers. She has also expressed anguish over the death of a person in protests during the day in the area. In a statement, Mehboo...
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Govt orders probe against SSP, two DySps
JAMMU, Apr 27: The J&K government has ordered a probe against three police officers over alleged lapses which led to traffic snarls on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on January 20-21. The probe has been ordered against Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sanjay Kumar Kotwal, Deputy Superintendent of police (DySP) Nihar Rajan and DySP Safdar Hamid Samoon, who were then posted as incharge of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Lalatendu Moha...
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Govt to raise women police battalion in J&K to deal stone pelters
NEW DELHI, Apr 27: Around 1,000 women will be hired in Jammu and Kashmir for a police battalion, which will primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting in the Valley. The policewomen will be part of the five India Reserved Battalions (IRBs), the central government has already sanctioned. As many as 1,40,000 youths in Jammu and Kashmir have applied for 5,000 posts in the five IRBs to be raised in the state. The process of recruitment in t...
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Centre reviews Rs 80k Cr development package for J&K
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Apr 27: The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) for the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) here today. The PMDP was announced by the Prime Minister during his visit to J&K on November 7, 2015. The package consists of 63 projects concerning 15 Ministries of Government of India and has an outlay of Rs 80,068 Cr. The review meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Home Affair...
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Secretariat employees protests to press govt over their demands
JAMMU, Apr 26: Civil Secretariat Coordination Committee (CSCC) Wednesday held an emergency meeting under the Chairmanship of Ghulam Rasool Mir. Maqbool Hussain, President Lower Grade Employees Union also participated with all representatives. The Coordination Committee according to the statement issued, appreciated the role and support of Secretariat Employees in making today's call a success. The Coordination Committee further decided to con...
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SHRC seeks medical examination of youth used as human shield
SRINAGAR, Apr 27: The State Human Rights Commission directed the SMHS Medical Superintendent to do medical examination of the Budgam youth who was used as human shield by the army on polling day on April 9. SHRC said that the victim, Farooq Ahmad Dar, has suffered injuries during the incident and needs medical examination. “Medical Superintendent SMHS is directed to thoroughly examine the victim and submit the report within a week,” the SHRC s...
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Bloodshed in Sukma
The ambush of a CRPF company in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday and the tragic death of 25 personnel is not only shocking but also a grim reminder of the failure of the Indian state and its flawed policy while dealing with the security challenges posed by Maoists. It also points to the failure of the intelligence agencies in collecting information about the movement of the Maoists in central Indian states. This also calls for a broad-ba...
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Modi and the unmaking of India
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
It seems nothing will now stop the juggernaut called Narendra Modi. After the recent electoral successes, most notably, in Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister looks totally unassailable, the lord of all he surveys. Even his worst critics like Aakar Patel and Rajdeep Sardesai have concluded that Modi is the most powerful politician and Prime Minister India has ever had. Not a small feat for someone who had long been haunted by the infamous Gujarat ...
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> BSF jawan dismissal - By Shivaji Sarkar
Skill India mission is failing to achieve its objective
By Dr Gyan Pathak
Skill is an indispensable instrument for improving productivity and addressing labour-market imbalances. It has been recognized even before independence of India however, the efforts rendered towards skill development have been highly fragmented and record a very appalling figure of 4.69 per cent of workforce with formal vocational skills in contrast to 60 per cent to 90 per cent in the developed counties. In this backdrop a new Ministry of Skil...
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Aadhaar online changes additions only for those who have got it
Dear Editor, The Aadhaar card is invasion to privacy of citizens- a fundamental right under the Constitution. And number of cases have been reported of its leakage and misuse, but the egoist government has made up its mind to forcefully implement it in every step of life. The additional information on Aadhaar card is now demanded by government for those citizens who got it at initial stages of its introduction. Now even to make little changes ...
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Time for decisive action, not for rhetoric: Cong
NEW DELHI, Apr 27 (Agencies): The Congress today expressed concern over the repeated terror attacks in the country after militants targeted an army camp in Kupwara, and said they must be met with decisive action and not rhetoric. Congress President Sonia Gandhi termed Pakistan-sponsored terror as cancer. “The entire country is certainly worried about the repeated terrorist attacks happening in the country,” she said. Gandhi conveyed her condol...
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India objects to Pak raising Kashmir issue at UN forum
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (Agencies): India has strongly objected to Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session here, asserting that it is a bilateral matter which should not be brought up in the UN forum. Minister in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN Masood Anwar raised the Kashmir issue in his statement to the UN General Assembly session of the Committee on Information on April 25. He said Pakistan appreciates the ...
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Inter School District Level Competitions of District Jammu
JAMMU, Apr 27: Inter School District Level Competitions of District Jammu in the disciplines of kick-boxing, wushu, taekwondo, Slumbum, , thang ta, squay martial art & boxing U-14 & U-17 yrs for boys and girls gets underway at MA Stadium Indoor Complex Jammu. In all 300 Players drawn from govt and private Institutions of District Jammu are taking part in the competitions. The main objective of these competitions is to select the teams in the...
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Government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income: FM Jaitley
New Delhi, Apr 26 (Agencies): A day after NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy made a strong case for taxing agriculture income, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government has no plans to impose any tax on agricultural income. "I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income," Jaitley said in a tweet, clarifying that the Centre has no constitutional authority to tax agricultural incom...
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