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4 militants, SOG man, civilian killed in Sirigufwara encounter
Fierce clashes near encounter site leave a dozen youth injured, six hit by bullets
ANANTNAG, Jun 22: A middle aged man was killed and his wife injured during an encounter between forces and militants that ended with the killing of four militants and a Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel in Srigufwara area of Anantnag on today. Over a dozen youth were injured during the clashes that erupted near the encounter site. The encounter broke out in the wee hours in Nowshehra village of Srigufwara after the army and special opera...
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Clashes in Zainakot over killing of local militant
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Clashes occurred between protestors and police and security forces at Zainakot area here over the killing of a local youth in an encounter at Sirigufwara. The protestors pelted stones and the cops burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge. Earlier, large number of people took to streets and protested the killing of local militant Dawood Ahmed. Reports said people from Mustafa Abad, Umar Abad, HMT and adjoining areas a...
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Wreath laying ceremony held Injured cop succumbs
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Head constable Habibullah, who was injured in a militant attack at Karan Nagar here some days back, succumbed to his injuries in hospital today. To pay homage to the slain cop a wreath laying ceremony was held at district police lines Srinagar. Civil and police officers led by director general of police Dr S P Vaid laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the slain cop. According to police, Habibu...
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Mobile Internet services snapped in 3 districts
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Mobile internet services were today snapped in three districts of Kashmir Valley, including the summer capital, as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. The services have been barred in Srinagar, Anantnag and Pulwama districts of the valley, a police official said. He said the decision to suspend the services has been taken as a "precautionary measure to maintain law and order." An encounter occurred at Sirigufw...
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9 security men injured in Tral attack
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Nine security personnel were injured in an attack at Tral township today. Reports said t the militants opened fire and lobbed a grenade at a joint party of police and the CRPF near Court road Tral, resulting into injuries to nine personnel. A police official said militants fired upon the security forces when they were handling law and order on Tral road. “Militants lobbed a grenade followed by firing on the security forces f...
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Militants attack army vehicle at Pulwama
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Militants attacked an army vehicle near Machpuna in Pulwama district this evening. Police said there was no report of any casualties. Giving details police said the militants, hiding in orchards fired at a patrolling vehicle of army. The army soldiers inside the vehicle retaliated. There was a brief exchange of fire. The militants managed to escape from the spot. Soon after the incident, the forces personnel cordoned off ...
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Discusses political, security scenario
Vohra meets leaders of political parties
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: Governor N N Vohra today met with senior leaders and representatives of political parties of the state at the Raj Bhawan this evening and discussed with them the prevailing environment and important issues concerning the growth and development of the state. Former chief minister and vice president, National Conference, Omar Abdullah; state Congress chief G A Mir; Sat Sharma from BJP; Mohammad Dilawar Mir from PDP; state secret...
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Mehbooba meets guv
Conveys concern over protection of 35-A
‘Seeks punishment to culprits of Rasana, protection for peaceful citizens’
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: In her maiden meet with the governor NN Vohra after she demitted the office on June 19, this year, People’s Democratic Party president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today conveyed her concern over the protection of the state’s special status and pursuance of Rasana case with all seriousness and professionalism. The PDP president also thanked governor Vohra for his guidance that he provided to her while running the a...
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Jaitley's oblique dig at Mehbooba
'Stern action against extremism, not muscular, but rule of law'
`Terrorists threatening human rights of Kashmiris’
NEW DELHI, Jun 22 (Agencies): Days after former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said muscular policy won't work in the valley, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Friday stressed that it was wrong to call stern action against extremism as muscular policy. “A terrorist who refuses to surrender and refuses a ceasefire offer has to be dealt with as anybody taking law in his own hand. This is not ‘muscular.’ It is the rule of law,” Jait...
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‘Chamliyal Mela’ cancelled owing to security reasons
JAMMU, Jun 22: The upcoming annual ‘mela’ (fair) at the Chamliyal border shrine along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu would not be held this year owing to frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan. This is for the first time since 1947 that very popular fair on both sides of the border will not take place. The epicentre of Indo-Pak bonhomie in the past, the shrine of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas, a saint popularly known as ...
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Soz’s claims on Kashmir ‘cheap gimmick’ to sell book: Cong
‘J&K unit to take appropriate action’
NEW DELHI, Jun 22 (Agencies): The Congress on Friday dismissed the claims of party leader and former union minister Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz on the choice of Kashmiris as stray remarks and “cheap gimmick” to sell his forthcoming book and said the party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit would take appropriate action. In his book, Soz has said that “independence” is the first choice of Kashmiris as he supported former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s ass...
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BJP dares Rahul to take action against Azad, Soz
NEW DELHI, Jun 22 (Agencies): Attacking Rahul Gandhi, the BJP today alleged that the Congress under him has “designed its politics in sync with terrorists” as it cited the reported comments of its leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that “army operations in Jammu and Kashmir killed more civilians than terrorists.” Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Azad’s comments have drawn support from terror group LeT and will make Pakistan happy. He claimed a new C...
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Reviews security situation
Kumar assumes office as advisor to governor
SRINAGAR, Jun 22: K Vijay Kumar, IPS (Retd) assumed office as advisor to governor here today. He was welcomed by principal secretary home, R K Goyal and other senior officers at the Civil Secretariat here. Kumar was till recently holding the post of senior security adviser to the union ministry of home affairs. A 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, Kumar has served earlier in the Kashmir Valley, as inspector general of the border secu...
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I am last person to celebrate political demise of another govt: Omar
JAMMU, Jun 22: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said that he would be the last person to rejoice over the demise of a government, especially when that demise has come at the cost of imposition of Governor’s rule in the troubled state. In an exclusive interview to CNN-News18, the former Chief Minister said, “I am not looking at elections, I am looking at an alternate government formation and I am the last person who will be...
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Cartoon Corner
BSF, Rangers hold flag meeting on IB in Suchetgarh
JAMMU, Jun 21: The officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers Thursday held a flag meeting on the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. The BSF officials said the flag meeting was held on the request of Pakistan Rangers “On Thursday at about 10.35 am, a Sector Commander-level flag meeting was held between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers at zero line on Octroi border outpost in Suchetgarh sector," the officials said. ...
> J&K Advocate General resigns
> Vohra likely to continue till Sept
> Seizure of drugs, empty vials: Secy Sports Council orders probe
> Shaheedi Divas of Guru Arjan Dev Ji celebrated with fervour, gaiety
> Farewell accorded to brave heart Rifleman Bikash Gurung
Train service remains suspended
SRINAGAR, Jun 21: Train services remained suspended in Kashmir on Thursday following a shutdown call given by separatist leadership of valley over the killing of Kashmir's renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari. The senior railway officials revealed that the service was suspended after acting on the directions issued by higher authorities in view of security of the passengers. "Fearing protests at several places across south and north Kashmir w...
> Sinha visits Shujaat's family
> Migrant Kashmiri Pandits attend Kheer Bhawani fair
> People hope innocent killings will stop under Guv’s rule
> New govt will be in place after some months: BJP
> Search operations back in Valley; CASO launched in Bijbehara village
Another wave of lynchings
Another wave of unfortunate lynchings appears to have surfaced in various parts of the country with unruly mobs taking law into their own hands and resorting to killing of individuals suspected to be involved in smuggling of cattle. It is both unfortunate and tragic that the law enforcing agencies have come under the influence of the right wing politics and the rulers in different parts of the country allowing free run to lynch mobs. It is all t...
> UN report on Kashmir
> Ominous import of break-up
> Ceasefire ends
> Bailout for sugarcane farmers
> When people are not counted but weighed in a democracy - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
History Repeats itself in Jammu & Kashmir
By Brij Bhardwaj
As for Mehbooba Mufti she has paid a price for not sticking to her original stand that any alliance with BJP will cut the base of PDP in Kashmir. After all they had sought votes with a promise to keep BJP out of Jammu and Kashmir. She had opposed the tie up when her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed decided about it. Mr Sayeed was a great admirer of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayyee who had sought a solution of the Kashmir problem within th...
> Pray for me..! - By Robert Clements
> The OHCHR report on Kashmir - II - By Tapan Bose
> Ban the Dosa..! - By Robert Clements
> The OHCHR report on Kashmir - I - By Tapan Bose
> There's gold at your feet..! - By Robert Clements
Burkish Election
By Gwynne Dyer
There is no possibility of a happy outcome in Sunday's election in Turkey. Almost exactly half the population adores President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in power since 2002, while the other half hates him and believes his victory would mean the death of democracy in the country. That could well be the case, but he is going to win. Erdogan is one of the nationalist strongmen who have come to power in countries that aspired to democracy in the first ...
> Capital Crisis: Where does the buck stop? - By Badri Raina
> China outmanoeuvres India in diplomatic war - By Barun Das Gupta
> Credibility crisis of higher institutions - By Pushkar Raj
> Kashmir in a dense cauldron of uncertainty - By K M Seethi
> No action should be taken that will alienate people of the valley - By Jatin Desai
Initiate proceedings for appointment of new CIC
Dear Editor, Central Information Commission (CIC) is presently working with partial strength of seven out of total eleven Central Information Commissioners (including Chief Central Information Commissioner). However pendency is reducing day-by-day even with partial strength due to reformative measures initiated. But problem will arise when four more Central Information Commissioners including present Chief Central Information Commission will r...
> New Income Tax Act should be simple and practical abolishing exemptions in general
> Even seven-day-in-week banking feasible after merger
> SBI Chief rightly said
> Transaction row
> Change British legacy
India rejects Chinese envoy’s suggestion
NEW DELHI, Jun 18 (Agencies): India on Monday rejected suggestion for a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan and asserted that India-Pakistan relations are "purely bilateral in nature." “Matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question. "We have seen reports on comments made by the Chin...
> Muthalik compares Gauri Lankesh murder with dog's death : 5 times Ram Sene chief sparked outrage
> Gujarat Cong leader Alpesh showers wads of notes at devotional event
> Gang War In Delhi's Burari Area Kills 3, Injures 5
> Both BJP and Cong are hankering for Hindu vote bank, Muslims have always been deceived: Owaisi
> How BSF snipers pin down terrorists at Indo-Pak border
2 Chinese nationals arrested in Bihar for liquor consumption
PATNA, June 18 (Agencies): Two Chinese nationals were arrested in a drunken state for violating the liquor ban in force in Bihar, the police said on Monday. The arrests took place on Sunday night. "We have launched a probe to find out how they got the liquor," Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said. The two were associated with the Chinese mobile phone company Oppo. Meanwhile, Oppo India said it had "deep regard and respect fo...
> Indians with advanced degree may have to wait 150 years for green card in US: Report
> UNHRC to decide action on rights chief's call on Kashmir violations
> US hopes for 'major' N. Korea disarmament by 2020: Mike Pompeo
> Pak summons Indian diplomat over 'ceasefire violations'
> Priyanka apologises for 'Quantico' showing Hindu terror
IOA constitutes adhoc committee of Winter Games Federation of India : WGAJK
JAMMU, Jun 18: In order to promote and develop Snow Sports, particularly Alpine Ski, Nordic Ski and Snowboarding etc. in India, the Indian Olympic Association has constituted an Adhoc Committee for Winter Games Federation of India. The Adhoc Committee is holding an exclusive session with top office bearers of five North Indian states including J&K, HP, Uttrakhand, Delhi and Punjab on 20th of this month at New Delhi. Three office bearers of Wi...
> Bedi Club rout Guntrian Club by 6 wkts
> TFI congratulates JKTA for results at International Level
> VC JU felicitates Boxers
> Rehbar-e-Khel interview postponed
> J&K Police to host week-long cricket tourney on IPL format from Sep 2
China says can't afford another Doklam, bats for joint summit with Indo-Pak
NEW DELHI, June 18 (Agencies): Emphasising on the need to find a "mutually acceptable solution" on the boundary issue through a meeting of the special representatives, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui said on Monday that bilateral ties between India and China can't take the strain of another Doklam episode. Delivering a keynote address on 'Beyond Wuhan - How far and fast can China-India relations go' at an event organised by the Chinese emb...
> To stop 'Modi juggernaut', Cong may contest on 250 seats in 2019 elections: Sources
> Air India plane gets stranded in Delhi due to sandstorm in Chandigarh
> Nirav in UK seeking political asylum: Report
> Cheque presented by Yogi to UP board topper bounces
> India refuses to endorse China's Belt and Road initiative
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