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Ramzan ceasefire part of efforts to bring peace in Kashmir: Modi
Appeals ‘misguided youth’ to shun path of violence and return home
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 19: Stating that the ongoing Ramzan ceasefire is part of efforts by the state government and centre to bring peace and development in the state, prime minister Narendra Modi today appealed the “misguided Kashmiri youth” to shun the path of violence and return to their homes for living a life of dignity and peace. He was addressing a function at SKICC here. The prime minister inaugurated the 330 MW Kishenganga hydel project and als...
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CM hopes PM will continue efforts to find solution to pain of J&K people
‘In last 70 years AoA has emerged as a consensus political document’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 19: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today hoped that prime minister, Narendra Modi would continue his efforts to find a lasting solution to the pain and wounds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of inauguration of 330 MWs Kishenganga Hydro Eleectric Project and foundation laying of Srinagar Semi Ring Road project here today, the chief minister thanked the prime minister for announcing unilate...
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Modi on day’s visit to J&K
PM lays foundation of Rs 6809 Cr Zojila tunnel
Equitable development aim of govt: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
LEH, May 19: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi formally kickstarted commencement of work on the mega Zojila tunnel project here today. Governor N N Vohra; Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti; Union Minister for Roads & Highways, Nitin Gadkari; Deputy Chief Minister, Kanvinder Gupta; Minister of State in PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh; Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali; Minister for Public Works & Culture, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Cooperatives & ...
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Taking all steps to stay connected through hearts, routes: Modi
Tries to strike chord with Jammuites through Dogri
Shuchismita
JAMMU, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday stated that his government was not leaving any stone unturned to ensure “connectivity of hearts” as well as “routes”, even its development agenda was guided by its new approach from “isolation to integration”, be it North-East or J&K. He was addressing an impressive gathering comprising even students of few government schools, after laying the foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul Hydro Electric P...
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Separatists' Lal Chowk march foiled
Total shutdown in Kashmir, restrictions in Srinagar parts
MAJID NABI
SRINGAR, May 19: Complete shutdown amidst stringent restrictions in parts of Srinagar city marked Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s Kashmir visit today with authorities thwarting the separatists’ proposed ‘Lal Chowk Chalo’ by sealing the venue. Besides imposing curfew like restriction under section 144 CrPC in parts of Srinagar, authorities either arrested or placed top separatist leaders under house arrest to prevent them from leading protests. ...
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Grenade hurled in Muran
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 19: Unidentified militants today hurled a grenade on a joint party of CRPF and police at Muran Chowk in Pulwama district. Police said that the grenade, however, did not explode. Bomb disposal squad reached the spot and defused the grenade....
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Kashmiris look for resolution, not eco-packages: Mirwaiz
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 19: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said that Kashmiris are looking for resolution of Kashmir issue and not for economic packages. He was talking to media before his detention by police outside his Nigeen residence. Mirwaiz, who was placed under house arrest, came out of his redidence and tried to march towards Lal Chowk. Hurriyat (M) chairman said the government once again followed its practice of usin...
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3 kids among 4, killed in Indian firing: Pak
ISLAMABAD, May 18 (Agencies): Pakistan on Friday said that Indian shelling in border areas has killed four people, including three children, and left ten others injured. Quoting from an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, Dawn News said that “unprovoked ceasefire violations across the Working Boundary (WB) by India on Friday killed four people.” According to the army's media wing, the Punjab Rangers are “responding to Indian ...
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Mehbooba for bridging gap between lab and field to attain optimum results
Suggests Agri entrepreneurship to create more jobs
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed the need for bridging the gap between lab and the field to attain optimum results in agriculture. Addressing the 6th convocation of Sher i Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST-J), Jammu here today, the Chief Minister said though agricultural farming in Jammu & Kashmir is comparatively at a satisfying level in comparison to other states, there is a need to loo...
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Daughters are making us proud: PM
Sudhir Kumar
JAMMU, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded female students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and said daughters are making us proud whether it is in sports or in academics. The Prime Minister further noted that Jammu and Kashmir has the ability to reach all the peaks of development. "Jammu and Kashmir has the ability to reach all the peaks of development. I'm happy that more than 400 students h...
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PM inaugurates Tarakote Marg and Material Ropeway
Governor briefs PM about Shrine Board initiatives for facilitation of pilgrims
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today formally inaugurated two important infrastructure development projects which have been completed by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The first is the Tarakote Marg between Katra and Adhkuwari for providing convenience to on-foot pilgrims. The other project is the Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway. These projects were inaugurated at a function held at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium at J...
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PM lays foundation of Pakal Dul HEP, Jammu Ring Road projects
Jammu’s pluralistic society example for others: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Chief Minister Mehboba Mufti Saturday asked Jammuites not to lose its enviable tenets of tolerance and pluralism which violence-torn Kashmir, wherein once Mahatma Gandhi envisioned ‘ray of light’, was craving for, in present circumstances. She was speaking at a function to lay the foundation of 1000 MWs Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Power project and 52 kilometre Jammu Semi Ring Road project here today. Hailing the people of Jammu ...
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Kavinder Gupta does it yet again!
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 19: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta Saturday invoked incarnation theory to heap praises on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was welcoming the Prime Minister, who had come to lay foundation of Pakal Dul Hydro Power project, Jammu Ring Road and inaugurate Tarakote Marg between Katra and Adhkuwari and Siar Dabri-Bhawan Material Ropeway, in a function at General Zorawar Singh auditorium in the University of Jammu here. Kavinder...
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Govt makes moral education mandatory for schools
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 18: Department of School Education today issued an order whereby imparting of moral education has been made mandatory in all schools of the state. According to the order, all the state run as well as private (recognized) schools shall compulsorily impart moral education in 30-minute session, immediately after the morning prayers. As per the order, all the Chief Education Officers have been directed to constitute flying squads to ...
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Ceasefire violation in RS Pura
JAMMU, May 18: Mourning the death Border Security Force's Sitaram Upadhyay, martyred in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan, his wife lashed out at the Government which promised to suspend operations against terrorists in the valley during the holy month of Ramzan. The wife of the late jawan said, "India asked security forces not to launch operations during Ramzan; but my husband was martyred in firing by Pakistan. What will happen by offering c...
> 9 injured in road accident at Doda
> 4 KAS officers shifted
> Kathua Tense: 15 injured in clashes as protestors clash with police
> Govt orders reshuffle in administration
> Construction near Army AD; HC directs Div Com, DC & SSP to file compliance report
 
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Ceasefire half-hearted measure from India: Salahuddin
SRINAGAR, May 18 (CNS): Conglomerate of militant outfits, United Jehad Council Friday said that the ceasefire declaration for the month of Ramazan by India would have looked receptive and encouraging, if this country would have shown some seriousness and character. While addressing high command council meeting UJC and Hizb head, Syed Salahuddin said that this ceasefire is a big joke as it is based on the idea of ceasefire versus ceasefire. “Onc...
> PM’s visit to Kashmir a welcome step: Sharma
> Guilty to be punished: BJP
> LeT rejects ceasefire declared by Delhi
> Ramzan begins today
> Minor reshuffle in administration
 
 
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Truce comes calling. What next?
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
On the face of it, the ceasefire announcement for Kashmir made by union home minister Rajnath Singh sounds good. But it needs to be taken with Shakespeare's note of caution: All that glitters is not gold. What is the purpose of any truce call? Does it signify a brief break from the violence or is it aimed at achieving the purpose of making a transition from military handling of a conflict to a political one? If it is the former, there is nothi...
> SC directive on floor test
> Political drama in Karnataka
> Lessons from Karnataka
> BJP's hypocrisy
> Cross-border interactions
 
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Systemic change driven by moral awakening is our only hope
By Richard Heinberg
"In its early years the environmental movement made that moral argument, and it worked up to a point. Concern over rapid population growth led to family planning efforts around the world. Concern over biodiversity declines led to habitat protection. Concern over air and water pollution led to a slew of regulations." Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overshoot, of which global warming is a symptom. Overshoot is a systemic ...
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> Small Bad Deeds..! - By Robert Clements
> Kashmir needs a strong political initiative - By Shameem Faizee
> India-China relations on the mend - By Kuldip Nayar
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
As Pakistan promotes its ancient Buddhist heritage, silence surrounding its Hindu culture is telling
By Haroon Khalid
On April 30, as Buddhists around the world celebrated Vesak or Buddha Purnima – a day that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha – Islamabad mayor Anser Aziz joined the ambassador of Nepal Sewa Lamsal Adhikari for a march to mark the occasion in a public park in Islamabad. This is not the first time Vesak has received official patronage in Pakistan. The first state celebration of the sacred Buddhist day happened two years...
> My mother was almost cast as Anarkali for Mughal-e-Azam. At home, she was violently abused by her husband - By Sophia Naz
> Raazi: Real ‘Sehmat’ Died last month & we’ll see her photo in June
> One more blow to Governor's institution - By Brij Bhardwaj
> In Karnataka, see the birth of a shamocracy - By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
> Petro product prices at historic high - By Anjan Roy
 
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Prevent foreign companies victimising users of computer-printers
Dear Editor, Presently all computers and computer-related items being sold in India are by and large foreign-branded imported from other countries. These foreign companies deliberately sell printers at much lower cost aiming to mint money by having abnormally high costs of ink-cartridges. Union government must impose condition on these manufacturers-importers for compulsory manufacture of ink-cartridges in India with authority to any desiring...
> Horse-Trading and the BJP..!
> CAG should enquire the matter
> Judicial independence
> Administration afraid of taking corrective measures against wrong-doing by selected ones
> Thunderstorms hit life badly
 
 
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Emotional Yeddyurappa resigns minutes before Karnataka Assembly floor-test
Bengaluru, May 19 (Agencies): The political thriller in the state of Karnataka had a rather timid climax when a visibly emotional BS Yeddyurappa of BJP announced he will give his resignation as CM just minutes before he was to prove majority in the assembly. While sources had already begun hinting to Zee News that BJP had told Yeddyurappa to tender resignation if there was any doubt about numbers, he himself made a speech in which he said his w...
> Euphoria in Cong-JDS camp after emotional Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM
> Yeddyurappa Govt falls, but will Cong learn its lesson
> SC allows K.G Bopaiah to be interim speaker, orders live telecast of floor test in Karnataka Assembly at 4 PM
> Karnataka trust vote: How the numbers stack up for BJP, Congress-JDS
> At least 19 killed, 7 injured as cement-laden truck overturns on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway
 
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Pak opposes inauguration of Kishanganga Project, says it violates IWT
Islamabad, May 19 (Agencies): Pakistan has voiced concern over the inauguration of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying inauguration without resolution of a dispute between the two countries will tantamount to violation of the Indus Water Treaty. Modi will inaugurate the power project in Bandipora district on Saturday. "Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project w...
> Chinese cab driver put in detention for pulling woman passenger's top off
> 7 students die, 9 missing as wooden bridge collapses in PAK
> Russian President Putin's doomsday weapon makes public appearance
> China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts
> Nobel Prize for Literature could be postponed this year over alleged sex scandal
 
 
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J&K team selected for North India Bench Press championship
JAMMU, May 18: J&K team has selected for the North India Bench Press championship 2018 to be held at Jalandhar on May 20. 20 players from J&K state have been selected in different weight group. The selected team representing under the banner of All J&K Powerlifting. Speaking on the occasion, DySP Madan Mohan Singh Jamwal applauded the selected players and gave t4hem best wishes. General secretary of All J&K Powerlifting association Rakes...
> Bhatia Club wins over Raja Warriors Cricket Club by 13 runs
> Akhnoor, Jammu boys share Kabaddi titles
> Distt Wu-Shu championship concludes at Tangmarg
> KCSC registers six wkts win over ECC
> Badminton Starlet Poorvisha S Ram to represent India in 2018 Thomas and Uber Cup
 
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Gadkari says corrupt road contractors will be bulldozed, sparks row
BETUL, May 19 (Agencies): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has courted a controversy for saying that corrupt road contractors will be bulldozed. The veteran BJP leader made these remarks in Betul district in Madhya Pradesh while warning the road contractors that they will be put before bulldozers instead of crushed stones if they indulge in corruption. Gadkari said this while addressing a gathering of tendu leaves c...
> IMD predicts monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of schedule
> HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF
> India's nuclear submarine INS Arihant fully operational with N-tipped K-15 missiles
> IMD issues warning of thunderstorm and strong winds in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi for next three days
> Average assets up to Rs 34.59 cr, re-elected legislators' worth up by 90%
 
 
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