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Recovery of bodies of missing woman, daughter
Demonstrations, strike in Anantnag village
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: Recovery of the bodies of a missing woman and her two-year old daughter from river Jehlum in a village in Anantnag led to protests and clashes. A strike was also observed the area. Twenty eight year old Afroza wife of Bashir Ahmad Shah of Nambal village and her two year old daughter Zaira were missing since February 27. Their bodies were recovered from Jehlum at Semthan. Immediately after the recovery of the bodies protest de...
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One way traffic continues on highway
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks loaded with essentials, left Jammu this morning for the Kashmir valley as the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway was through for only one-way traffic. The historic Mughal Road remained closed while border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), was cut off from the Valley due to accumulation of snow. “The Srinagar-Jammu national hig...
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BSF jawan commits suicide in Mendhar
MENDHAR/POONCH, Feb 26: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan committed suicide by shooting himself to death with his service weapon at a forward Border Out Post (BOP) on the Line of Control (LoC) on the intervening night of February 25 and 26 in Sona Gali sector in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district. Official sources said Sepoy Pramod Kumar of 200 Battalion of BSF shot himself with his service revolver on the intervening night of February 25 and ...
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Effective BBBP campaign
Kathua wins PM's appreciation in 'Mann Ki Baat'
JAMMU, Feb 26: The commendable efforts of district administration Kathua under ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ got the greatest acknowledgement today when Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the initiative during his 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio. The Prime Minister hailed the efforts of district administration Kathua for devising a convergence model for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign by involving different departments and organising dedicated Gram ...
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Modi undoing wrongs by Cong in J&K: Jitendra
JAMMU, Feb 26: The Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh Sunday took a dig at the former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and the Congress saying that the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was undoing the wrongs committed by him and his party in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Congress party and the colleagues of Chidambram must be thankful to Modi government which is trying its best to undo wrongs done by them,” Jitendra sa...
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Landslide cuts off Kishtwar: Over 100 vehicles stranded
Saidullah Rangrez
JAMMU, Feb 26: A massive landslide cut off the mountainous district of Kishtwar from the parts of Jammu region, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded en route the Doda-Kishtwar highway, police said today. The highway was blocked due to massive landslide in Drabshala belt yesterday and was covered with big rocks and boulders, they said. The men and machinery, both were working to clear the blockade on the highway, police said, adding over 100 v...
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Shutdown continues in Pulwama
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: A shutdown was today observed in Pulwama for the second consecutive day against the recent arrests. Shops and other business establishments remained closed and transport was also off the roads. Deployment of police and security forces was made in the town as a precautionary measure. Yesterday, clashes had occurred between protestor and security forces in Pulwama. The protestors had pelted stones and security forces fired sm...
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NC core group to discuss strategy for LS by-polls
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: The core group of the opposition National Conference (NC) is holding a meeting at the residence of party president Dr Farooq Abdullah here tomorrow to discuss to discuss prevailing political situation in the state including party’s strategy for upcoming parliament by-elections and Panchayat polls. Sources told KNS the meeting has been called by Dr Farooq at 11.00 AM at his Gupkar residence and will be attended by NC working pr...
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Geelani’s term as Tehreek chief extended by one year
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: The term of Syed Ali Shah Geelani as chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, has been extended by one year. The extension was granted by the executive committee of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat during a meeting here. Tehreek-e-Hurriyat was founded by Geelani several years back and became its chairman. The party is a constituent of Geelani led Hurriyat Conference also. Earlier, Geelani had a long association with Jamat-e-Islami. Giving details of t...
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Human animal conflict
Rise in incidents reported this winter
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: With no letup the incidents of human animal conflict have continued to surface from different parts of valley while during this winter an increase in such incidents has been reported. The officials at regional wildlife department revealed that the incidents have occurred as a result of heavy snowfall which lead to the plunging of wild animals into human habitat. On January 20, a 12-year boy was killed in Doda district after b...
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Separatists welcome for any peaceful activity: DGP
Process on to raise five more battalions
JAMMU, Feb 26: Jammu and Kashmir Police has drawn a new roadmap for restoration of peace in the State. Disclosing this during a brief conversation with media, Director General Police Dr S P Vaid said that from now onwards Police will serve as a link between the people and the government and is not averse to any democratic peaceful political activity by the separatists. Announcing that separatists are welcome to undertake any peaceful politica...
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'The times are bad': Ramjas scare threatens free speech
Delhi event on Kunan-Poshpora cancelled
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 (Agencies): Fearing a Delhi University like violence on its campus, the Ambedkar University in the national capital has postponed an event marking the 26th anniversary of the alleged Kunan-Poshpora mass rape in Kashmir. On February 23, Ambedkar University and an NGO Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression were to organise an event to observe the Kashmiri Women's Day of Resistance on the 26th anniversary of the alleg...
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DU Prof injured in violence
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 (Agencies): Delhi University teacher Prasanta Chakravarty, who was roughed up during the recent North Campus clashes, has been hospitalised due to severe abdominal pain as a result of internal injuries. He said he has been diagnosed with deep bruises and "concealed spasms" on the right kidney and his spine muscles have also suffered serious injuries. Chakravarty, an associate professor with DU, said people who assaulted him du...
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Anyone wants to break India is anti-national: Rijiju
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 (Agencies): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said nobody has the “absolute right” to define nationalism but anyone who wants to break India and supports terrorists can be called an “anti-national.” He also said under the guise of freedom of expression even some students “fantasize” about “breaking” India. “Nobody has the absolute right to define nationalism but anybody who wants to break India, supports Afzal Guru and terror...
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Cartoon Corner
Ceasefire violation in Ramgarh
JAMMU, Feb 25: In another ceasefire violation incident, two rounds were fired from Pakistani side upon the Border out Post Fatwal in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, today. Official sources said that two rounds were fired from Pakistani side upon the Border out Post Fatwal in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, this evening. However, there was no loss on Indian side but the aim was to snipe the BSF jawans on duty at Fatwal BoP, sources claimed. ...
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> NC-Congress to fight together to defeat ‘communal forces’: G A Mir
> CM, Dy CM extend warm greetings to people on Mahashivratri
Grenade attack at police station
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Militants this evening hurled a grenade at a police station in Kakapora of Pulwama district. SSP Pulwama Rayees Bhat said that the grenade was hurled at Kakapora police station but it exploded outside without causing any damage....
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> DC for intensifying market checking in Srinagar
Solar power targets
The central government's clearance to a plan to double the solar power installed capacity in dedicated solar parks in the country to 40 Gigawatts by 2020 with some financial assistance from the government appears in line with the goal of creating a base of 100 Gigawatts by 2022. The go ahead given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in this direction comes at a right time if India is really interested in tapping the potential in the cou...
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> Price cap on medicines
> Acquitted but damned
China: America's peer competitor?
By Tajamul Hussain
A raging bull, raging against his country's relative decline, Trump seems to trample all those in the way of his "America First "approach. Seeking to enhance US military's capabilities, he's since ordered a "great rebuilding "of the US military by upgrading equipment, improving training and increasing the defense budget. The executive action, signed during Trump's first visit to the Pentagon, follows through on a campaign pledged to build up the...
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India to have a rough ride for growth in fiscal 2018
By S. Sethuraman
Time for the Modi Government to rise above mythical assumptions and go on hard slog to restore growth and stability to the 2-trillion dollar economy. Judging from a brutal, if benignly worded, assessment from IMF on the state of post-demonetisation economy, India needs to get its act together on a wide front- fiscal, structural, inflationary and external - as risks abound. The IMF Report, after the most recent Article IV consultations, does not...
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> Invasion of Private Space
Aam Aadami Ka Adhikar
Dear Editor, The central government launched Aadhar system with a slogans that possession of Aadhar card means “Aam Aadami Ka Adhikar” stating that it is personal confidential details of an individuals which will remain preserved with unique identification authority of India (UIAI) and will not be disclosed to any other agency. Thereafter the central govt, attached all kinds of subsidies granted to the people in particular the weaker sections o...
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Naidu slams Nehru's policies for problem in Kashmir
NEW DELHI, Feb 26 (Agencies): Dubbing former home minister P Chidambaram’s comments on the Kashmir situation as politically motivated, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday urged the Congress Party to make its stand clear on the former’s remark. Asserting that problems hovering around Kashmir are a contribution of wrong policies made under India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Naidu said the BJP,...
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> BSF sends back Pak man
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Prayers to determine salary of court employees in PAK
ISLAMABAD, Feb 26 (Agencies): The court employees in Pakistan- Administered Kashmir (PAK) will have to offer daily prayers punctually – both in and outside the court- as their annual raises would now hinge on their offering prayers regularly and on the prescribed times, a top Judge has said. Ibrahim Zia, who took oath as the 12th chief justice of the PAK Supreme Court yesterday, has directed the court employees to ensure punctuality in the cour...
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State Sports Council makes backdoor appointments
JAMMU, Feb 26: Living up to its reputation and going by its past doings, the cash starved Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council has allegedly made dozens of appointments at different levels in such a dubious manner where in some cases appointments letters were issued with out advertised posts and conducted interviews of the candidates. There are serious allegations of backdoor appointments made while defrauding the declared system of recruitm...
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2400-cr to be invested in next 5-yrs to promote tourism in J&K
MUMBAI, Feb 23(Agencies): The Centre along with the Jammu and Kashmir government will be investing Rs 2400 crore over the next five years to give a boost to tourism in the picturesque state with a focus on unexplored and new regions like Kargil. “We are putting a major thrust on the tourism industry and will invest Rs 2,400 crore in the next five years,” Secretary, Tourism (J&K) Farooq Shah said here speaking on the sidelines of an event last n...
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