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NIA arrests Geelani’s son-in-law, 6 others
Have to show separatists their place: Ahir # Will be produced before court today
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jul 24: Seven people including Altaf Ahmed Shah, the son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were arrested today by the NIA in connection with its probe into the funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. They will be produced before a Delhi court tomorrow. In the meanwhile, the Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir, while commenting on NIA arrests, asserted, ...
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20 arrested in DSP’s lynching case: Khan
‘Mirwaiz may be also questioned’
SRINAGAR, July 24: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested twenty persons accused of lynching a (DySP) rank police official, Ayub Pandit to death on the eve of Shab-e-Qadr last month. Addressing a press conference at Police Control Room (PCR) here, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Muneer Ahmad Khan said that the arrest and subsequent custodial interrogation of four accused leads to the arrest of sixteen others involved in what...
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Health deptt to conduct screening for HCV in Anantnag
Officials begin exercise from most affected Larnoo Medical block
ANANTNAG, July 24: Three months after the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar carried out a survey on the prevalence of hepatitis C among the people in south Kashmir, health authorities have woken up to the situation and have decided to go for mass screening across the entire Anantnag district. The department has started screening from Medical Block Larnoo in Kokernag area where the virus has engulfed almost the entire two villages, Magam...
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Attackers of Amarnath pilgrims identified
SRINAGAR, July 24: Army has apologized for beating up seven policemen in Ganderbal and ordered a court of inquiry into the incident. This was revealed by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan at a press conference here."The army has apologised and ordered a court of inquiry," he said Police immediately took cognizance of the July 21 incident and lodged a strong protest with the Army. The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the i...
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Separatists call for shut down today
SRINAGAR, July 24: National Investigating Agency (NIA) today formally arrested seven separatist leaders in connection with its investigation into a case related to alleged foreign funding to separatists for creating unrest. Six arrests were made here and one in New Delhi. All the leaders arrested here were flown to New Delhi, where all of them will be produced before an NIA court tomorrow. Joint separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, M...
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KEG elects new body
SRINAGAR, July 24: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) elected its new body today during its formal election. Chief editor Greater Kashmir Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo was elected as its president. The elections were held under the supervision of senior journalist Yusuf Jameel, who was Returning Officer. The election for the five positions – president, vice president (Urdu), vice president (English), general secretary and treasurer were held and was attended by...
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Rasheed protests thrashing of cops by army, detained
SRINAGAR, July 24: Legislator Engineer Rasheed Monday organized a protest, donned two of his bangaded party workers the uniform of Jammu and Kashmir Police, to depict the condition of those policemen who were thrashed by Army inside their police station in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Eight policemen including two officers were injured after army soldiers thrashed them and ransacked police station Gund in Ganderbal district on Friday ...
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Clashes 'disrupt' security operation in Quimoo
KULGAM, July 24: Clashes erupted during the cordon and search operation launched by the security forces in volatile Quimoo area of southern Kulgam district on Monday. Local sources said the security forces laid a siege around a particular locality in Quimoo late in the afternoon after receiving specific input about the presence of militants there. According to locals, ss soon as the forces cordoned off the area, scores of youth hit the streets...
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673 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra
JAMMU, July 24: A batch of 673 pilgrims on Monday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. "Another batch of 673 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 2.50 a.m. in an escorted convoy of 24 vehicles for the Valley today," officials said here. Since the 40-day long Amarnath Yatra started on June 29, Monday's batch of 673 pilgrims is the lowest number of pilgrims leaving Jammu for the Valley. So far, over 2.40 lakh pi...
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Landslides disrupt traffic on highway
Prince Jehangir
BANIHAL, July 24: Shooting stones and landslide disrupted the vehicular traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway at Panthyal and Rattanbass areas of Ramban district for more than three hours. Due to shooting stones and landslide traffic remain suspended for more than three hours on both locations of Panthyal and Rattanbass respectively. Reports said that at about 8.30 AM in the morning shooting stone started at Panthyal which forced...
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SC refuses plea to probe mass murder of KPs
NEW DELHI, Jul 24: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking probe and prosecution of various persons, including separatist leader Yasin Malik, for offences including murder of over 700 Kashmiri Pandits during the height of militancy in the Valley in 1989-90. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said, “Almost 27 years have passed and it will be very difficult to gather evidences in cases of murder, a...
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Pak summons Indian envoy over border firing
ISLAMABAD, July 24 (Agencies): Pakistan summoned on Monday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of a 12-year-old boy. The Director General of South Asia at the Foreign Ministry, who summoned J.P. Singh, condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian Army in Leepa sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on July 21 that also left three...
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Govt orders minor reshuffle in Finance Deptt
JAMMU, July 24: The state government has ordered a minor reshuffle in the Finance Department. According to an order issued by the Commissioner Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Pushpa Devi Sumbli, Director General Funds Organization has been transferred and posted as Director General Local Fund Audit & Pensions vice Zahoor Ahmad Bhat. Dr Mohammad Ishaq Wani, Director General Budget, has been transferred and posted as Director General F...
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Resentment brews among stranded PAK residents
JAMMU, July 24: Resentment brewed up among the stranded residents of Pakistan-Administered-Kashmir (PAK) today as Pakistan denied entry to weekly Poonch-Rawlakote ‘Peace Bus’ and demonstrated on Line of Control (LoC) at Chakkan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district, today. “The weekly ‘peace bus’ was denied entry as Pakistan refused to open the gate from their end,” a police spokesman said, added the PAK residents in the bus, returning to their homes afte...
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Cartoon Corner
Infrastructure upgradation to augment power supply in border areas: Sham
JAMMU, July 23: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Choudhary today said that requisite steps are underway to provide transformers and other infrastructure to augment power supply in every village in Suchetgarh so that people don’t face any difficulty during the summer season. The Minister said this while addressing the gathering during a public grievance redressal camp at Suchetgarh. The villagers hailing from Rangpur Mal...
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Pampore constituency to be developed on modern lines: Mir Zahoor
SRINAGAR, July 23: Describing the present era as a golden period of development and prosperity for the J&K State, Minister of State for Forest, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, today said that Pampore is being developed as a model constituency. The Minister said this while addressing a large public gathering in Srinagar. Reiterating the government’s commitment to transform the socio-economic c...
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Tyranny in uniform
The increasing spate of violence in the Valley in the last one week with a slew of horrifying civilian killings once again reveals the vulnerability of the people caught in the conflict owing to the unbridled powers enjoyed by the security forces. The incident of army men entering a police station in Gund and thrashing seven policemen including two officers and ransacking the police station on Saturday is yet another shocking manifestation of un...
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The march of folly
By A.G. Noorani
On May 22, the union home minister, Rajnath Singh, confidently announced that they had come up with a 'permanent solution'. This will not be accomplished by negotiating a settlement with Kashmiris and with Pakistan - it will be done by crushing militancy with brute force, and proclaiming to Pakistan that there is nothing left to discuss, that the Kashmir dispute is 'resolved'. The gains will be reaped in the 2019 general election. TWO thousand...
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Modi has now complete sway over BJP and government
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Supply of rupees 2000 notes restricted
Dear Editor, It refers to media-reports about a dip in supply of rupees-2000 notes from Reserve Bank of India-RBI. Such a decision is welcome to prevent remerging of black money after bold step of demonetisation of old currency in denominations of rupees 500 and 1000 on 08.11.2017. It is a known perception that whole idea of issuing rupees 2000 notes was just a timely measure needed for smoothening difficult procedure of demonetisation in a vas...
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District Championship for deaf and dumb concludes
JAMMU, July 23: In yet another initiative to boost the morale of the sportspersons of Jammu and Kashmir, a two-day district championship for deaf and dumb players was held in Srinagar. Around two hundred and fifty players participated in the championship who represented summer capital and Pulwama districts. Sharing details of the event held in Kashmir’s largest play field, Bakhshi stadium here, Joint secretary J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC),...
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