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Violent protests against arrest of fellow students
Student protests in several areas, clashes witnessed
SRINAGAR, May 23: With no let up in student protests in Kashmir valley, protests by students were witnessed at several places on Tuesday. Scores of Students from Government Degree College Bemina staged protest demonstrations on Tuesday decrying the Pulwama College assault and use of excessive force on students of valley in the aftermath of Pulwama College incident. Clashes were witnessed in the area when security forces resorted to firing tear...
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Centre should start talks with all in Kashmir: Aiyar
‘Rewarding army Major will increase tension in Kashmir’
SRINAGAR, May 23: Former union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar today opined that BJP government should talk to everyone in Kashmir as enduring solutions would come only through dialogue. He questioned that if BJP government is willing to talk with armed rebels in Nagaland, why are they reluctant to talk with people in Kashmir. “The Government of India should start dialogue with all stakeholders. India should hold a dialogue with Pakistan and peopl...
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‘Is dragging a person for 28 kms bravery?’
SRINAGAR, May 23: “Is dragging a person for nearly 28 km an act of bravery,” asked embroidery artisan Farooq Ahmed Dar after hearing that the Major, on whose direction he was tied to a jeep as a “human shield” against pelting of stones in Kashmir, had been awarded a commendation certificate by the Army Chief for “his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations.” Dar said he was yet to be called by the police or the Army — which has insti...
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Rewarding army soldier not proper: Bhat
Army General has not done the right thing: Soz
SRINAGAR, May 23: PDP general secretary Nizam-u-Din Bhat today said that honouring the army major who has violated human rights by using a civilian as human shield “is not proper”. He added that the state government wants the incident to be investigated. “If the security forces violate human rights, action should be taken in such cases. State government’s stand is clear that the incident should be investigated. PDP’s stand is that such incident...
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I saved many lives, says Major Gogoi
NEW DELHI, May 23 (Agencies): An army officer who used a man as human shield in Jammu and Kashmir last month, said today that if he had not done that "at least 12 or more lives" would have been lost, and that "had I fired there would have been many casualties." The officer, Major Leetul Gogoi, was criticised by many across the country for tying an alleged stone-pelter to the bonnet of a jeep to use him as shield against those pelting stones dur...
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Farooq meets Guv
SRINAGAR, May 23: Dr Farooq Abdullah, member parliament and former union minister, met governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The governor and Dr. Abdullah discussed issues relating to the obtaining external and internal security environment and the steps required to be taken for the restoration of peace and normalcy in the state....
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Dev of Shikargah, Tral-Pahalgam connectivity to boost tourism: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, May 23: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that Government is developing Shikargah in Tral to give tourism in the area a big boost. Interacting with a deputation from Tral which met her here today, the chief minister said the area is being connected to world famous destination Pahalgam through a trekking route and a road to make it a part of a bigger tourist circuit which would ultimately give boost to the local economy. Th...
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Romana murder case
8 years of trial and wait for justice
SRINAGAR, May 22: It has been 8 years since the teenager Romana Javed was crushed to death by two youth however the verdict in the cases is yet to be out. While the final arguments in the case were recorded in the month of March this year, the family of the victim is hoping that the justice shall be delivered soon. On May 3, Romana Javed, daughter of Hakeem Shabnam Javed of Bagh-e- Mehtaab area of Srinagar, was crushed to death by two car borne...
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Award for soldier shows disdain for human rights: AI
SRINAGAR, May 23: Amnesty International (AI) India today said the army’s decision to present an award to a soldier who tied a Kashmiri man to a moving military jeep as a “human shield” in Jammu and Kashmir last month “gives the impression that it condones human rights abuses.” “Rewarding an officer who is under investigation for a human rights violation suggests that the Army seems to be willing to not just overlook, but actually valourise an a...
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Clashes during crackdown in Pulwama village
SRINAGAR, May 23: Police and para-military forces fired smoke shells and resorted to lathi- charge to disperse protestors, pelting stones during a cordon and search operation at Hakripora in Pulwama. Reports said army and SOG cordoned off the village following inputs about the presence of militants there. The militants opened fire on forces triggering an encounter. During the exchange of fire, people took to streets and pelted stones on securi...
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J&K govt orders minor reshuffle in Adm
JAMMU, May 23: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration. Rohit Kansal, IAS (JK:1995), Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department, holding additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, has been posted as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister on full time basis. He will hold the charge of the Administrative Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Departm...
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India claims launching ‘punitive fire assaults’ on Nowshera LoC
NEW DELHI, May 23: The Indian Army today said it launched "punitive fire assaults" on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, inflicting "some damage", days after two of its troopers were beheaded. It also released a video of the military action which showed some structures in a forested area crumbling in a heap under the impact of repeated shelling. Pakistan Army, however, dismissed as "false", its Indian counterpart's assertion of de...
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India, Pak guards hold flag meet in Suchetgarh
JAMMU, May 23: As Indian army disclosed that it had recently launched punitive fire assaults on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control (LoC), the commanders of Indian and Pakistani border guards met at International Boundary (IB) in Suchetgarh sector of Jammu on Tuesday and reiterated commitment to maintain peace and tranquility at the border. A BSF spokesman said on request of Pakistan Rangers, a Commandant-Wing Commander level flag me...
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Ex-IG denied entry in Canada
Security staff says CRPF indulged in rights violations
NEW DELHI, May 23 (Agencies): A retired inspector general of the CRPF was denied entry into Canada with airport authorities saying he served in an organisation that allegedly engaged in “terrorism” and “gross human rights violations”, prompting a strong reaction from India. T S Dhillon landed in Canada with his wife on May 18 and was put on the return flight to India on May 20. His wife was, however, allowed to proceed to her destination in Ca...
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Cartoon Corner
Drive against traffic violators launched in Rajouri
RAJOURI, May 23: On the directions of Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri an intensive drive was launched by the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) assisted by police in the district. More than 25 vehicles involved in violation of route permits were seized. The drive was started after frequent complaints of three-wheelers creating congestion and traffic jam in Rajouri town. DC Rajouri deputed a team comprising Assistant Commiss...
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IGP Kashmir seeks cooperation in fight against unlawful activities
SRINAGAR, May 23: In its endeavor to reach out to the general public and to review the working of Police, the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Munir Ahmad Khan visited North Kashmir’s today. During his visit, IGP chaired Darbar of Jawans in DPL Sopore and Police Community Partnership Group meeting at Tarzoo in the morning and in the afternoon he chaired darbar of jawans and public meeting at DPL Baramulla. IGP While chairing these da...
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GM mustard's logic
The NDA-government does not appear to have allowed the logic and privilege prevail before giving approval for Genetically Modified mustard for environmental release because a key hurdle remains before the farmers can cultivate it. Though Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), an Environment Ministry has approved GM mustard before it can be cultivated by the farmers in the country, where traditionally old seeds are still being put to use...
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Yogi Adityanath in dual role
By Rajindar Sachar
The mysterious rise of Yogi Adityanath as a centre of power contenders amongst the BJP/RSS leaders seems to baffle the public. It is a wrong assessment that he has been installed at the instance of Modi/Amit Shah. They are too politically astute not to create another power centre against themselves. Though Yogi was no doubt a Thakur (the Bollywood perpetual tormentor of the weak, and ruthless in accomplishing his aim) - he was a Mahant for a lo...
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Can Modi popularity alone help BJP to win elections
By Satish Misra
After being in power at the Centre for three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political fortune is smiling at him and he continues to enjoy people's confidence. Media surveys are unanimously pronouncing that the Prime Minister's popularity is high and he continues to remain the main USP of the BJP in times to come. If survey's assessment also conform to the existing ground realities and hard data is yet another dimension of the entire narra...
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Sponsored postal-stamps
Dear Editor, Depart6ment of Posts should consider idea of sponsored post-stamps on lines of sponsored postal-stationery to generate high revenue-earning apart from popularising postal-services. These sponsored postal-stamps can be sold on face-value unlike My-Stamps which are sold on heavy premium. There can be some minimum print-order where sponsoring ones may be required to buy some specified minimum quantity of sponsored stamps apart from ...
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Cong lauds army for LoC action
NEW DELHI, May 23 (Agencies): The Congress today lauded the army for smashing Pakistani posts in the Nowshera sector of Jammu but asked the government what it was doing about destroying terror camps in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir (PAK). The opposition party also sought to know why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not raising at the international fora the issue of increase in infiltration from Pakistan and why international pressure was not be...
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Pak dismisses India's claim of action on Pak posts along LoC, says "don't brag"
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Ajay lifts 56th Amar Nath dangal title
JAMMU, May 23: Pahalwan Ajay Sharma of Landon Power House Udhampur Patha Vijay Singh (Biju) lifted 56th Annual Amar Nath Dangal Title 2017 by defeating Sagar of Gurdaspur in the first malli bout played at Subash Stadium Udhampur. Dangal was organised by Amar Nath Maha Dangal Samiti in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association and Mukti youth club Udhampur under the overall supervision of Chairman Amar Nath Maha Dangal Samiti Gi...
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