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Clashes in Palhalan during encounter, militant escapes
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Clashes occurred between protestors and security forces during an encounter at Palhalan in Pattan today. Reports said that security forces cordoned off Tantray Mohalla Palhalan after they received inputs about the presence of militants. According to the officials, security forces established contact with a lone militant present in the house of one Fayaz Ahmed. There was exchange of firing while protesters hit the roads and ...
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NHW reopens for one-waytraffic after 4 days
All stranded vehicles cleared: Officials
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: After remaining closed for four consecutive days Srinagar Jammu national highway was reopened for one way traffic on Friday. The officials at traffic control room revealed that one way traffic from Jammu towards Kashmir was restored on highway after the road was cleared off all the debris of landslides. The officials said that all the stranded vehicles were allowed to move on highway towards Kashmir on Friday. According t...
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HC dismisses KU VC's plea seeking 5-year term
JAMMU, Feb 16: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court dismissed a petition filed by Kashmir University vice chancellor Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi seeking five year's term instead of three years on Friday. The judgement was announced by Justice D S Thakur in Jammu wing of the High Court after he had reserved it in Srinagar on December 1, 2018. Prof Andrabi had approached the court through senior advocate Zaffar A Shah pleading that his term as vice-chan...
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45 days of 2018 saw 26 killings
7 civilians, 11 militants, 8 personnel among dead
SRINAGAR: Feb 16: One and half month of 2018 saw 26 killings in militancy related incidents and clashes between forces and youth in the state. Besides 11 security force personnel suffered injuries in grenade attacks in different areas of the valley. The killed include six civilians, eight security personnel and eleven militants. The first day of 2018 witnessed the killing of two militants who had carried out a Fridayeen attack on a CRPF camp i...
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Russian skier dies, 4 rescued in north Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: A Russian skier was killed while four others were rescued after they came under a snow avalanche in the world famous ski resort of Gulmarg. Giving details a police spokesman said a group of five skiers from Russia came under a snow avalanche in Gulmarg sector. However, immediately a rescue operation was launched, he said adding one of them had died while four others were rescued. The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA...
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Trains suspended in north Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Train service was suspended today for security reason in north Kashmir, where an encounter ensued between militants holed up in a house and security forces this morning. However, trains in south Kashmir were running normally, a railway official said. He said that encounter ensued in Palhalan area of Baramulla district, an advisory was received this morning to suspend all train runs in north Kashmir. Therefore, he said, no tra...
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Friday prayers allowed in Jamia Masjid
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Authorities on Friday allowed offering congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid in Nowhatta area of the old city which remained locked for three consecutive weeks. The grand mosque which has been an epicentre of religious and political affairs of Kashmir was locked for three weeks in the wake of stringent restrictions imposed by the authorities. Chairman of his faction Hurriyat Conference (M) and valley’s chi...
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Real media person should cover govt’s dev activities’
Kamran not a real photo journalist: NIA
NEW DELHI, Feb 16 (Agencies): A “real journalist” should cover development activities by the government, inaugurations of hospitals and schools, and statements of ruling parties, suggests a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency in January. The agency cited the lack of these to say that Kamran Yusuf of the Kashmir Valley was not a “real journalist”, The Indian Express reported on Friday. Kamran Yusuf, a 24-year-old freelance p...
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Ekta Manch rally seeks SPO’s release
CM shocked over rally in support of accused
SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed shock over the rallies taken by Hindu Ekta Munch at Kathua in support of accused in the rape and murder of eight year old girl. She also termed use of national flag by Hindu Ekta Munch as “desecration” to it. Mehooba said she was terrified by such act. Chief minister also said that law will take its own course. “Appalled by the marches & protests in defense of the recently appreh...
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Kathua rape and murder case; SIT arrests one more person
JAMMU, Feb 16: Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Crime Branch of police have arrested one more person in connection with the ‘rape’-and murder of Kathua nomad girl Asifa Bano. Official sources said the SIT has arrested one more person namely Surinder Kumar in case (FIR No: 10/2018 U/S 363, 320, 376, 302 RPC). Sources said that the arrested person had information about the abduction of the girl. The FIR was registered following the ‘rape’-a...
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Search operation in Samba after suspicious movement
JAMMU, Feb 16: Search operations were launched in parts of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir after suspicious movements were reported in the area. Provincial Rehabilitation Officer (PRO), Jammu said that people living in Katli area reported these movements, following which a joint search operation by the police and the army was launched. "Some suspicious movement was noticed by the locals in Katli area earlier in the morning. Two unidentifie...
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Finance Deptt releases 50% budget allocation for 2018-19 beforehand
JAMMU, Feb 16: Keeping with the announcement made by the Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu in his Budget speech in the state legislature on January 11 this year, the Finance Department today released 50 percent of Rs 95666.97 crore budget allocations for the financial year 2018-19, a government statement said today. “We have today released to the Administrative Departments half of the total budgetary allocation of Rs 95666.97 crore for the fisc...
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Governor prorogues J&K Legislature
JAMMU, Feb 16: Governor NN Vohra has, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under Section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, prorogued the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council....
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Stay away from elements indulging in terror activities: Gen Rawat
NEW DELHI, Feb 16: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today exhorted youths of Jammu and Kashmir to stay away from elements trying to indulge in terror activities in the militancy-infested state, and asked them to focus on building their lives through education. His comments came during an interaction with a group of students from Rajouri district of the state, who are in the city as part of the national integration tour from February 11 to 21. "You h...
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1 killed, 16 injured in separate incidents at Doda, Ramban
BHADERWAH/ BANIHAL, Feb 15: One person was killed and sixteen injured in two separate incidents on Thursday at Bhaderwah and Banihal areas in Doda and Ramban district. An official said that the first incident occurred in the morning at Donadi in Bhaderwah when a cab skidded off the road and fell into a gorge. Police said that all the injured were later shifted to Thathri hospital, where from the two injured were referred to Doda district hosp...
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> Defence Minister calls on Mehbooba
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> MoU signed between JKPDD, CPSUs for works
Why no native officers at the helm in Kashmir police ? : KEA
SRINAGAR, Feb 15: The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairperson, Mr Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan has expressed serious concern over the “absolute handover of policing in Kashmir to non-local officers.” In a statement, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF)said after the recent reshuffle as made by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, there’s an apparent imbalance in the manner the transfers have been made. “From th...
> HC dismiss petition challenging PSA
> HC dismiss petition challenging PSA
> HC quashes premature retirement of then Project Officer DRDA/IWMP, Badipora
> Dog sterilization program to resume in Srinagar City: SMC Commissioner
> SKIMS throws open Sarai for patients hailing from far-off areas
More universities in offing
The announcement of a national law university for Jammu and Kashmir may not be as appealing as it sounds, not only for the possible regional politicking it is likely to invoke but more because of the existing state of educational institutions in the state, where a top heavy approach and focus on quantity and not quality is guiding the state's ill-conceived education policy. Where the need is to strengthen the primary and basic school level educa...
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> Lessons from Sunjuwan
> Murky mining in Goa
> SC on Khap Panchayats
BJP distorts facts in rewriting history
By Satish Misra
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention during the debate on the motion of thanks on the presidential address to the joint sitting of the budget session in the two house of Parliament on Thursday-February 7- was very combative and challenging. Modi accused the Congress for many failures and also faulted the country's oldest party for being responsible for the partition of India in 1947 and allowing Pakistan to have a part of the state of Jam...
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> Entry Refused.! - By Robert Clements
Capital gains tax may cool down the overheated market
By Nantoo Banerjee
The imposition of long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax on gains from equity and mutual funds trading is possibly the most sensible thing the government could do in its effort to contain the overheated Indian stock market. Taxes are rarely welcomed by those who are subjected to pay. Investments in equity have long enjoyed dividend tax exemption. That policy was sensible and benefited millions of long-term investors in equity, who want to be a part ...
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11 out of 31 Chief Ministers having criminal cases
Dear Editor, Election Commission in its affidavit filed at Supreme Court has proposed that those accused of offences punishable with at least five years in jail be barred from contesting elections after a court frames charges against them if the case is registered at least six months prior to the election. Now with shocking report of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealing that as many as 11 out of total 31 state Chief Ministers in ...
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> Election Commission desiring power to deregister political parties
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> Replace medical-reimbursement by health-policy at public-expense in government
> Why Punjab & Haryana pay Income Tax of salaries of its MLAs & ministers
Modi, Trudeau must put human rights on bilateral agenda: AI
NEW DELHI, Feb 16: In view of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official visit to India, Amnesty International Friday asked the Prime Minister of Canada and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to address the human rights challenges in their respective countries and abroad. Amnesty International has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the threatened expulsion of Rohingyas from India during his upcoming visit here, alon...
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> Goa minister calls domestic tourists 'scum of the earth', Manohar Parrikar says 'point highlighted is right'
> Haryana's 63-year-old CM ML Khattar rides a bullet to Amit Shah's Jind rally
> Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani train gets a makeover under Indian Railways Operation Swarn
Pak Army claims killing 5 Indian soldiers
ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Agencies): The Pakistan Army claimed today said that it had killed five Indian soldiers and destroyed a post in Kashmir in retaliation for sniper fire on a school van which left the driver dead in Battal sector along the Line of Control. Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistani troops had targeted Indian Army post along the Line of Control in Tatta Pani sector. “Indian terrorism against innocent c...
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> Pak declares Hafiz Saeed as terrorist, signs ordinance to rein banned outfits
> Pak lodges protest
Martyr’s daughter declares open Range Level Sports Festival
JAMMU, Feb 15: Taking forward the community policing initiative of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Range Police Udhampur-Reasi organised Range Level Sports Festival Udhampur 2017-18 under Civic Action Programme which was today declared open by Alishba Tak daughter of Martyr SI Imran Tak at DPL Udhampur . Those present included Rayees Mohd. Bhat, SSP Udhampur, Addl. SP Faisel Qureshi, DySP HQ Kameshwar Puri, Ramesh Panotra, DySP ADO RPHQ Udhampur Reas...
> Jammu to host 1st National Sport Climbing C’ship from Mar 27
> Police inaugurates Winter Sports Festival 2018 in Budgam
> Sainik Colony FC blanks Mussa FC by 6-0 goals
> Distt Jammu team selected for State championship
> Jeevan Mendis' sensational comeback didn't surprise his coach
Can Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya leave India without BJP connivance: Arvind Kejriwal
NEW DELHI, Feb 15 (Agencies) : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has questioned the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government amid reports of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who is under Enforcement Directorate scanner over Rs 280 crore fraud at Punjab National Bank. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said, “Is it possible to believe that he (Nirav Modi) or Vijay Mallya left the country without a...
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