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Expresses satisfaction over performance of J&K govt
Rajnath chairs meet to review J&K situation
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: Union home minister Rajnath Singh today expressed satisfaction over the performance of the state government. He also complimented security forces for their performance and excellent ground coordination and synergy. Home minister arrived here this afternoon on a two day visit Kashmir. He chaired a high level meeting, which was also attended by the governor NN Vohra and chief minister. Mehbooba Mufti and several senior officers...
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Govt rolls out MMS food entitlement scheme
CM for efficient monitoring to ensure NFSA implementation
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today rolled out the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) to supplement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) and ensure adequate food safety under targeted public distribution system. The unique food security scheme devised to supplement the requirement of additional food-grains of the people, christened as MMSFES, in tune with the vision of the former chief minister Mufti Mohamm...
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Lightning kills 2, rains wreck havoc in Jammu
JAMMU, July 1: Though the Jammuites heaved a sigh of relief from intense heat and humidity as rains lashes several parts here in the afternoon yet rains coupled with strong winds caused havoc in Jammu and its suburbs. The rains brought big relief to the people here from the scorching heat and humidity as the temperature dropped down by nearly over 3 degree Celsius but reduced the humidity here. The heavy rains coupled with strong wind wrecked ...
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Clashes in Nowhatta after Friday prayers
SRINAGAR, July 1: Clashes erupted between protesters and police after Friday prayers at Nowhatta here today. Police burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protesters, who were pelting stones. Reports said immediately after Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid, some youth took to the streets and held protest demonstration shouting slogans. When the protesters reached at the main gate of the Jamia Masjid, close to Nowhatta Ch...
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3 cops injured in militant attack at Charar
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: Militants today attacked a police party in Budgam district of Kashmir, injuring three persons, including an assistant sub-inspector, and triggering a gun battle. The incident occurred in the main market in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam at 3.15 PM, a police officer said. Two locals and ASI Abdul Rashid were injured in the attack and they were taken to hospital, he said. The area was immediately cordoned off by security forces...
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Separatists seek for peaceful K-resolution
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: Senior separatist leaders today got a resolution passed in various mosques and shrine passed during the Friday congregation which advocated peaceful resolution of Kashmir and Palestine issues. The call for passing such a resolution was jointly given by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat (M) and Mohammad Yasin Malik, chairman JKLF. In a statement, a spokesman said, “ ...
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Paswan meets Mehbooba
J&K to get 3 month ration in advance: Paswan
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan today directed the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to ensure that J&K gets three months quota of ration in advance. The minister issued the instructions during a high level meeting held here today. The union minister said the Centre would provide all possible assistance to ensure that people in State don’t face any problem on account of ration supply. Taking int...
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Fervour, zeal marks Jumat-Ul-Vida in Valley
SRINAGAR, July 1: Jumat ul Vida, the last Friday of holy month of Ramadan was observed across the valley today with religious fervor and zest. Despite scorching hot weather thousands of people flocked the mosques and shrines across the valley to offer congregation prayers and seek Almighty’s blessings. The largest congregation was held at Jamia Masjid in old Srinagar here and Hazratbal shrine where thousands of people offered prayers. Men, wo...
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CM joins congregational prayers at Hazratbal
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today joined thousands of devotees from across the State to offer congregational Jumat-ul-Vida prayers at the historic Hazratbal shrine here, which houses the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). She offered the prayers in the special women’s section of the Dargah. Minister for education, Naeem Akhtar, Vice-Chairman Wakaf Board, Peer Mohammad Hussain and Legislator, Anjum Fazili also joined the co...
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48-day long annual Amarnath yatra begins
JAMMU, July 1: With CRPF escort, the first batch of pilgrims has left for the 48-day long annual Amarnath Yatra to the cave shrine at a height of 3,888 metres. Amid tight security, the 48-day long annual Amarnath yatra began on July 1 in Jammu under the shadow of the recent terror attacks in the state, with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh flagging off the first batch of 1,282 pilgrims for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas. Drones a...
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Yatris make Srinagar-bound plane ‘hostage’ at IGI Airport
NEW DELHI, July 1(Agencies): Noisy scenes were created at Indira Ghandhi International Airport New Delhi early Friday morning when over a dozen Amarnath Yatris took a Srinagar bound plane “hostage”. Sources while narrating the ordeal said that a Go Air plane was to take off from New Delhi Airport at 5.45 AM this morning, however, the plane was delayed by almost an hour given the on-board 14 Yatris who started a fight with plane crew. The plane ...
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NC delegation submits 2 memoranda to Guv
PDP-BJP govt shredding democracy to pieces: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: A delegation of National Conference led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah, today called on governor N N Vohra, at the Raj Bhavan here today. A Raj Bhawan spokesman said the delegation apprised the governor about the important events of the just concluded J&K Assembly Session and expressed concern about the proposed amendment of the Transfer of Property Act-1977 being deferred and the move to provide for Sarpanches being e...
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Pak hands over prisoners’ list to India
ISLAMABAD, July 1 (Agencies): Pakistan handed over a list of 518 Indians imprisoned in Pakistan to the High Commission of India in Islamabad, according to a Foreign Office statement issued here on Friday. The statement said that the list contained 55 civilians and 463 fishermen imprisoned in Pakistan. This step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement, signed on May 21, 2008, between Pakistan and India. Both Islamabad ...
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India 'avoiding dialogue': Aziz
MEA says ready to talk in terror-free atmosphere
NEW DELHI, July 1 (Agencies): With Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz asserting that New Delhi was avoiding dialogue with Islamabad, India on Friday responded strongly saying that it has never shied away from any engagement with the hostile neighbour and is prepared to discuss any issue in an atmosphere free from terror and violence. "As far as the comments of Sartaj Aziz are concerned, I would say that India has never ever...
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Cartoon Corner
Govt failed to submit 1,377 UCs worth over Rs 1,919-Cr: CAG
JAMMU, June 29: Noting that Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to submit 1,377 Utilisation Certificates (UCs) for an amount of over Rs 1,919 crore as on March 31, 2015, the CAG has said it was a "serious financial irregularity". According to the CAG's latest report on state finances for the year ended March 31, 2015, tabled in the Assembly recently, a total number of 1,377 UCs involving Rs 1919.98 crore was outstanding, of which 710 UCs am...
> Over 8,000 AK series rifles recovered in last 14 yrs: Govt
> Green nod to Rs 4640.88 Cr Kiru hydroelectric project in J&K
> e-assembly project: Much ado about nothing!
> Parliamentary panel visits IB to review border management
> Govt announces June 21 as holiday
Summer vacations in colleges from today
SRINAGAR, Jul 1: The state government today ordered summer vacations in colleges from tomorrow. Giving details an official spokesman said, “According to a circular issued by the Higher Education Department, the Government Degree Colleges of Kashmir Division and winter zone Colleges of Jammu Division shall remain close for summer vacation for 10 days from July 2, in view of the prevailing heat wave condition in the State.”...
> Summer break for winter zone schools from July 1
> Shutdown in Sopore
> Yasin leads protest at Nowhatta
> Probe ordered into PDD man’s electrocution
> Guv expresses grief
Confrontation in Delhi
Once again the Delhi government headed by the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal finds itself locked in a battle with the NDA-led central government over the issue of enactment of certain bills by the local legislative assembly putting a question mark on the functioning of democracy. In fact, there is every reason that Delhi government suspects malaise in the working of the central government which continues to retain power to over-rule the decision...
> Dismal power scenario
> Terror in Istanbul
> Misplaced hawkishness
> Lessons from Pulwama
> Bloodbath in Indian markets
India, Pak and an enduring passion
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
God, if there be cricket in heaven, let there also be rain, earnestly prayed Alec Douglas-Home, the late British prime minister. A gift from our colonial masters, cricket has been a magnificent, enduring obsession across South Asia - and wherever South Asians have gone. When cricket fever grips the region, which is now like all through the year, you find just about everyone, from stuffy television pundits to man in the street, forever discussi...
> Grace Darling..! - By Robert Clements
> Roots of youth radicalisation in Kashmir - By Mohammad Sayeed Malik
> Welcome the Unexpected..! - By Robert Clements
> Receding shadow of Emergency - By Kuldip Nayar
> Merry England..! - By Robert Clements
Saving Our Forests
By Dhurjati Mukherjee
Kudos for the draft National Forest Policy (NFP) which has proposed a green tax while calling for safeguarding forest land by exercising strict restraint on diversion for non-forestry purposes like mining and industrial projects. Alas, the government, for reasons best known to it, has denied it being a policy and instead a study prepared by the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM). Either which way, the measures are expected to bring o...
> Power costs from US-aided reactors may be too high - By Ashis Biswas
> Swami gets a rap on his knuckles - By Lalit Sethi
> Minorities under repeated threat - By Humra Quraishi
> Shrinking private investment calls for stronger public sector - By Nantoo Banerjee
> Voters' Remorse - By Gwynne Dyer
Encouraging philately through educational institutions
Dear Editor, Postal Department has taken welcome initiative by trying to push philately through educational institutions. Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD) should not only include philately in school text-books, but also direct educational-institutions to give philatelic items rather than trophies etc as gifts at functions of educational institutions. Encouraging philately increases knowledge through commemorative stamps and ...
> Use of private courier-services
> Changing municipal wards in Delhi
> Doctor's efforts appreciated
> Why to enhance MLA/MLC salaries
> Restart Mini Bus city service by SRTC
How India is using Israeli-tech to tackle infiltration in J&K
NEW DELHI, July 1 (Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a substantial rise in infiltration from across the border in the recent months. Taking advantage of rough geographical conditions, terrorists from across the border sneak into the region to carry out terror strikes. Now, the government has decided to install underwater and underground sensor systems, similar to those being used by Israel to secure its borders, to check infiltration ...
> Won’t block China’s entry into MTCR as quid pro quo: India
> 12 killed in landslides in Uttarakhand, 2 in Arunachal
> Home Ministry officer sacked over 'Corruption' charge
> Govt raising uniform civil code keeping UP polls in mind: Cong
> IAF Inducts First Squadron of Home-Grown Tejas
Rajnath may Visit Pakistan for SAARC meet
ISLAMABAD, July 1 (Agencies) Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to travel to Pakistan in August to attend the SAARC Home Interior/Home Ministers' conference. Asked whether the Home Minister will travel to Pakistan to attend the SAARC Interior/Home Minister's conference, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the issue was "under consideration". However, a confirmation will come from the Ministry of Home Affairs, he said. ...
> Being forced to retract discrimination charge: Pak Hindu scribe
> India With Afghanistan in fight against terrorism: Prez
> 5 Ahmadis held for planning 'Acts of Terrorism' in Pak
> Indian team wins 'Team Spirit Award' at NASA competition
> 37 killed, 40 wounded in Kabul blasts targeting police
J&K peddler to train at National camp
JAMMU, July 1: A prominent kayak and canoe player from Kashmir, Muneer Malik of Srinagar has been selected to be trained at the National camp to be held at Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh. Later, these shortlisted players trained at the camp shall represent India in the international championship, informed president of J&K Water Sports Kayaking and Canoeing Association, Firdous Tak. Muneer Malik, who performed brilliantly during IIIrd National Can...
> After 30 yrs, GAD failed to implement SRO-164, Services Conduct rules
> ICC agrees to compensate Kusal Perera : damages claimed for loss of opportunity and disturbed peace of mind
> Sports Council clears candidates for admission in professional colleges
> KV-2 Jammu Cantt, KV-2 Srinagar in semis
> Vikram declares open Night Cricket tourney
ATF prices go Up 5.5%, LPG cheaper by Rs 11
NEW DELHI, July 1 (Agencies): Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price was today hiked by 5.5 per cent for the fifth month in a row, but that of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was cut by Rs 11 per cylinder, in line with global trends. ATF, or jet fuel price, in Delhi was increased by Rs 2,557.7 per kilolitre (kl), or 5.47 per cent, to Rs 49,287.18, the oil companies announced today. This is the fifth straight monthly increase in rates -- the last b...
> Monsoon Session from July 18, govt confident of GST passage
> ICIJ, HSBC lists: I-T Dept detects Rs 13,000 cr black money
> Blacklisting of firms not to hinder procurement: Parrikar
> 55 crorepati newly elected RS MPs, 13 with criminal cases: ADR
> Government's top priority is eliminating poverty: Naidu
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