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Recognise Kashmir as a political problem, initiate dialogue: Farooq
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SRINAGAR, Mar 30: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today cautioned New Delhi against excessive use of force and repression against the people, saying that unless Kashmir was recognized as a political problem peace would remain elusive. “For lasting peace and stability, dialogue process is needed to be initiated forthwith,” Farooq said while addressing an election meeting at Budgam this afternoon. The National Conference ch...
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Life returns to normal in valley after shutdown
Train services resumed
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: Normalcy returned to Kashmir valley after the shutdown and violence witnessed for past two days. Life returned to normal on Thursday while shops, schools and other business establishments reopened. Traffic returned on roads while markets opened after a day long strike was observed across Kashmir on Wednesday following the killing of three youth by security forces in Chadoora area of district Budgam. Across the city, shops, ...
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TOP STORIES
PIL on conservation of Padshahi canal
HC asks CE I&FC to file status report on Jhelum dredging
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: The high court has asked Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) to file status report on how the agency engaged in dredging of river Jhelum is working progressively. A division bench of the high court comprising Justices Mohammed Yaqoob Mir and B S Walia issued these orders. In his compliance report filed before the court, the chief engineer I&FC said in compliance to the court directions passed on 10-06-2016, the ...
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Mehbooba’s report-card anti-people, anti-Kashmir: Omar
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah today said Mehbooba Mufti’s report card reflected her anti-people and anti-Kashmir policies and completely exposed her rhetoric of the days when she was in the opposition. Addressing a workers’ convention in Khanyar, Srinagar on Thursday, Omar Abdullah said the PDP-BJP alliance that was forged solely for the goal of power had proved to be a disaster for the people of Kashmir...
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Farooq proved to be a failure: Khan
`NC-Cong alliance a manifestation of opportunism’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: Senior PDP leader and minister Abdul Haq Khan today castigated Dr Farooq Abdullah led National Conference as being the fountain head of all the miseries being confronted by the state. He described chaos, corruption and confusion as being the only coherent policy of National Conference vis-a-vis the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Khan said history was witness to the fact that whenever these two opportunistic parties allied, the cu...
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Mir appeals people to defeat communal forces
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SRINAGAR, Mar 30: PCC chief G A Mir today appealed people to defeat communal forces being encouraged by ruling People’s Democratic Party. He said PDP had been dividing people to remain in power. Mir, who is a joint candidate from Congress-National Conference alliance for South Kashmir parliament seat, addressed various meeting in Shopian district. He said ruling dispensation in the state was busy in choking and muzzling the voice of oppressed p...
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Minority status row
Sikh body not to support any party in polls
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC), while highlighting the unfulfilled demands of Sikh community living in Jammu and Kashmir, today alleged that ruling People’s Democratic Party had done nothing to grant minority status to Sikh community. Addressing a press conference here president APSCC Jagmohan Singh Raina said in its election manifesto for 2014 assembly elections, PDP had promised that they would give minority...
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Vigilance books former principal GDC Udhampur
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 30: Vigilance Organization Jammu (VOJ) today booked the former Principal Government Degree College (GDC), Udhampur for spending Rs 10 lakhs on renovation of his quarter in Udhampur College campus which otherwise falls under the purview of PWD (R&B). Official reports said that today a case under FIR number 11 of 2017 under section 5 (1) (d) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act 2006 has been registered in Police Station VOJ against Dr Nutan Kumar Resu...
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OTHER STORIES
Modi’s visit on Apr 2
Separatist leaders call for complete shutdown
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 30: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammed Yasin Malik today called for a complete shutdown on April 2 to protest the proposed visit of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a statement they said, “Calling or observing of a one day shutdown does not meet the demands of the situation but there is no other option left by the authorities.” “Prime minister is visiting at a time, when situation is extreme gloomy & massa...
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Minor reshuffle in administration
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JAMMU, Mar 30: State government today ordered transfers and postings in the administration. As per Government Order No.410-GAD of 2017, Dated: 30-03-2017, Soujanya Kumar Sharma, KAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department. Mohammad Ishaq Shah, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department, has been transferred and post...
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Inquiry ordered against MD JK Handicrafts Corporation
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 30: Taking a small step towards eradicating corruption in the state machinery, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti led coalition government on Thursday initiated an enquiry against Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu, Managing Director of Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts Corporation, under the civil services rules, 1956. A memorandum has been served to Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu, alleging that he approved a promotion case of the employees of Handicrafts Cor...
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Youth hurling stones at encounter site committing suicide: DGP
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 30: Youths who storm the encounter sites in the Valley to hurl stones at security personnel are committing suicide, Jammu and Kashmir Police today said and appealed to them to refrain from such activity. “In the encounter, even security forces and police take cover of a bulletproof vehicle or a house. Youths coming to the encounter sites are committing suicide,” Director General of Police S P Vaid said. He appealed to the youngster...
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LC biennial polls: All 8 nominations valid
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JAMMU, Mar 30: The nomination papers of 8 candidates who have filed their nominations for Biennial elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council were found valid after scrutiny. The Returning Officer Mohammad Ramzan scrutinized the nomination papers in presence of the candidates. Pertinent to mention that 8 candidates yesterday filed their nominations for election to 6 seats of the Legislative Council which will be falling fall vacant...
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SHRC issues notice to FCS&CA deptt
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 30: Justice Bilal Nazki, Chairperson J&K State Human Rights Commission, has asked the government to submit a report disclosing the authority of law under which an order has been passed “imposing restrictions on injudicious use of essential commodities in social, government, private functions.” According to a handout issued by the Secretary SHRC, Justice Bilal Nazki, while taking suo-moto cognizance to a report published in a sectio...
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Police issues advisories to units on weapon snatching
JAMMU, Mar 29: Police Wednesday has issued fresh advisories to its force in this region to prevent incidents of weapon snatching by militants and anti-national elements. "We have sent fresh advisories to our police force that such incidents should not take place. The guidelines have been issued with regard to the measures to be taken by the cops to prevent weapon snatching by militants and anti-national elements," Inspector General of Police (I...
> Army rescues 71 stranded tourists in Ladakh
> Voting PDP means endorsing 2016 killings, blinding: Rather
> Mian Altaf accuses PDP of plunging Kashmiri into fear, uncertainty
> Training programme on post harvest technology of Fruits, Vegetables conducted
> Govt promoting RSS agenda, showing disrespect to other religions: Sikhs
 
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Cops attacked in Kulgam
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Unidentified militants this evening opened fire on a police party at Yaripora in Kulgam district. Police said, no one was injured in the incident. The militants managed to flee from the spot, reports said. However, security forces cordoned off the area for a search operation....
> New school timing in Kashmir from Apr 1
> PDF to stay away from by-polls
> Target killings, says MLA Chadoora
> NC condemns sacrilegious act in Khampora Sarai Expressed solidarity with Sikhs
> YNC seeks massive mandate for Farooq Abdullah
 
 
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Turnaround on Banks' NPAs
The Union Finance Ministry's circular to a dozen public sector banks to submit turnaround plans in a time-bound manner or do away with any further capital infusion from the central government appears to be a timely step in the right direction. But this missive does not make any mention of the capital infusion that was made on two occasions in the last budget presentation and the next one to the extent of Rs 1.42 lakh crores to write off the bad ...
> Engage with Kashmiris
> Goons on rise in UP
> India's poor rank in HDI
> Fresh strictures on 'Vyapam'
> Reclaiming India from under shadows of Hindutva - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
 
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India's Suicidal Farmers
By Moin Qazi
How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many people have died? The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind; The answer is blowin' in the wind. —Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate India's economy may be soaring, but agriculture remains its Achilles' heel, the source of livelihood for hundreds of millions of people but a fraction of the nation's total economy and a symbol of its abiding difficulties. Farmer suicides are a wrenching affl...
> War and Peace..! - By Robert Clements
> Manual Scavenging - By Dr S Saraswathi
> Stepping out in faith..! - By Robert Clements
> 'Davids have again humbled Goliath' - By Subhash Gatade
> It is not the truth..! - By Robert Clements
 
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National health policy exposes pathetic state of clinical care
By Nantoo Banerjee
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda deserves kudos for presenting a disturbingly true picture of the country's state of healthcare in Parliament while presenting the national health policy. The document is reasonably dependable, though not comprehensive. It provides a complex background of the industry, dominated largely by a profit-motived private sector as successive governments faltered in providing proper healthcare ...
> Sangh Parivar's duplicity on Shaheed Bhagat Singh - By Dr Chaman Lal
> Beginning of Modi epoch in India - By Dr Satish Misra
> Hurdles in the way of digital transactions - By Hamid Hashmi
> Peak Putin? - By Gwynne Dyer
> Danger of living among Hindutva 'goons' - By Humra Quraishi
 
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Vacancies of doctors paralyses health-services
Dear Editor, It is learnt that despite Union public Service Commission –UPSC- having cleared candidates with degrees of medical education for being posted in government-hospitals under central government and Union Territories, there are huge vacancies of doctors and teachers for hospitals and medical colleges, thus adversely affecting health-services in the country very badly. Long and ending queues at government-hospitals with patients being g...
> Kudos to Yogi
> SC on Aadhaar
> Locker charges in Banks
> Supreme Court verdict on Aadhar
> Protect Consumer Rights
 
 
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SC to hear pleas challenging triple talaq on May 11
NEW DELHI, Mar 30(Agencies): The Supreme Court today fixed May 11 for commencement of hearing on pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said the matter would be heard by a Constitution bench during the summer vacation. On March 27, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told the Supreme Court that the ...
> Terror emanating from Pak affecting India’s vision: Govt
> RTI applications can be filed orally: Govt
> Pak instigating Kashmiri youths through social media: Jitendra
> Modi govt pushes for Central control of data collection in Kashmir
> Modi third most successful PM in Indian history: Ramachandra Guha
 
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After BJP leader's call to demolish Jinnah House, Pak asks India to protect building
ISLAMABAD, Mar 30 (Agencies): Pakistan on Thursday expressed concern over the safety of 'Jinnah House' located in Mumbai and said India should show respect towards it, days after a BJP MLA demanded that the building be demolished. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, at his weekly briefing, said, "We have clarified our position on the Jinnah House matter to the Indian government." He expressed concern over the safety of 'Jinnah House', ...
> 42 Christians accused of murder in Pak told 'acquittal is guaranteed' if they embrace Islam
> OIC to renew request for Kashmir visit
> 'China will never own Pak's problems'
> Pak to declare Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province?
> At least 16 killed in air-strikes on a prison in Syria
 
 
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J&K Police wins overall Wrestling State champion trophy
JAMMU, Mar 30: J&K Police Wrestling team emerged overall winners in the 9th J&K State Indian Style Wrestling Championship for Men concluded at Dewan Mandir Akhara Jammu. District Reasi remained runner-up in the competition. The third place winner went to Jammu scoring while fourth place won by District Kathua which Championship was organized by J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association and duly sponsored by J&K State Sports Council. 84 Wrestlers...
> District Police Ramban provide kits to Youth Club
> Budgam, Srinagar leading in Wushu competition
> IRP 15th Bn organises sports meet
> Luck, captain's faith and players' support needed for a hat-trick, says Taskin Ahmed
> Initiatives underway to give fillip to sports activities in JK: Dy CM
 
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Reliance Jio Prime Membership expires today: Your last chance to take subscription
NEW DELHI, Mar 30 (Agencies): If you have not opted for the Reliance Jio Prime Membership, you could do it by Friday. Though many media reports have surfaced that RIL might extend the deadline of Reliance Jio Prime Membership beyond March 31. In the lack of any official announcements, you will have to take March 31 as the last date of taking subscription. Media reports had also earlier said that RIL might extend the deadline of the subscripti...
> Stamping, tagging of hand baggage at 7 major airports to end from April 1
> Debate on Finance Bill in Rajya Sabha
> Demonetisation: Old currency worth Rs 8,000-cr lying with district Co-Op Banks: Sharad
> Maternity Bill Gets President's Nod
> Indian airline Vistara inaugurates service to Leh
 
 
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