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Snow, rains continue across J&K; Srinagar receives first snowfall
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: The summer capital of Srinagar recorded this winter season's first snowfall last night bringing much awaited cheer across the city and a respite from the dry weather conditions. However, the weather conditions improved in the afternoon and snowfall stopped in Srinagar and other plain areas. According to the officials at state meteorological department, overnight snowfall occurred in Srinagar while rains/snow was recorded in...
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Avalanche hits army postin Gurez, 3 jawans missing
2 army men missing after slipping from mountain
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Three soldiers have gone missing after a snow avalanche hit forward army post in north Kashmir, where two more soldiers went missing after slipping from a mountain during the last 24 hours. An army porter slipped to death from a mountain in the border town of Gurez in north Kashmir district of Bandipora. Defence ministry spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said a snow avalanche, triggered by snowfall since yesterday, hit army’s Man...
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TOP STORIES
‘New Delhi should take position on Jerusalem’
NC to go alone in LA polls: Farooq
'Will bring legislation on regional autonomy in first LA session'
KT NEWS SERVICE
UDHAMPUR, Dec 12: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday announced to contest the next assembly election alone, saying his party was confident of a massive mandate on its own, given support of the people at ground zero. He also announced to bring legislation on regional autonomy in first Legislative session after coming to power. Farooq also questioned the neutrality of the BJP led NDA government over th...
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RBI 'halts' cash inflow to J&K
Such reports are baseless: Drabu
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has restricted the cash flow to Jammu and Kashmir, top sources privy to the development divulged, apprehending that it could be the worst ever fiscal disaster witnessed by the state in its modern history, reports a local news agency, KNS. Quoting official sources in different banks operational in the state, the news agency said the RBI has halted the flow of higher currency notes including Rs 50...
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Nothing has been done for lepers
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Lepers, the society’s most ostracized people, have been living an extremely tough life in ‘infected’ mud shelters at Behraar Colony Lal Bazar here as the successive governments except for hollow promises have done nothing for their welfare. The dejected lepers claimed that the mud shelters they have been living in over the years at Behraar Colony Lal Bazar on the city outskirts have never been repaired nor any measures were ta...
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Director Information bereaved
CM condoles death
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Khawaja Abdul Mateen (53), elder brother of Muneer-ul-Islam, director information and public relations. Abdul Mateen, a former employee of Centaur Lake View Hotel and a former student leader, passed away at SKIMS Soura this morning after brief illness. He is survived by wife and two kids. Born at Nathipora, Dooru in district Anantnag, Abdul Mateen did his LLB from Kashmir University in 1992. He was the president of Kashmir U...
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Fire damages electronics in CUK fire
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: A fire broke out at the Central University of Kashmir’s (CUK) Nowgam Campus here today, damaging electronic equipment and other items in the department of Convergent Journalism (DCJ). “The fire presumably emanated from the media studio and spread to the adjoining rooms of the department. There was a major damage to the costly equipment and the infrastructure of the media studio, which was state-of-the-art,” a university spokes...
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After failing to promote tourism in Qazigund, complex rented out
Women's College starts functioning from complex
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Dec 12: After failing to promote the tourism activities at the gateway of Kashmir at Qazigund, the tourism authorities have now rented out the muti-crore complex to higher education department for setting up of a women's college. The authorities, however, say that the complex was leased out only for few months. The multi-crore project was constructed at Lewdoora near highway town Qazigund during previous NC-Congress regime for the pur...
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OTHER STORIES
NEET (PG)-2018 exam
Mehbooba writes to Nadda again
Seeks exam centre for MDS aspirants too
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Dec 12: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has sought extension of NEET(PG)-2018 centres in respect of dental graduates taking the NEET(PG) examination. In her communication to union Health & Family Welfare Minister, J P Nadda, the Chief Minister said since already some “exam centres have been established by the National Board of Examination on her request, the same facility may be extended to the dental graduates of the state.” Mehbooba req...
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CM's public outreach follow up
JU orders Kishtwar students’ fee review, allows them in exams
DC constitutes doctors’ team for Hepatitis control in Warwan
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Dec 12: The government has decided to review the free structure of the students of Kishtwar region enrolled with Jammu University and also allow them to sit in the examinations of the university. Orders to this effect were issued by the Jammu University today. This follows the requests from various student groups to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the Pro Chancellor of Jammu University during her public outreach programm...
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5 schools on LoC reopen after 7 months in Rajouri
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Dec 12: Five government schools along the LoC were reopened, seven months after they were closed due to threat of shelling and firing, in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, officials said today. Five schools, which were closed due to heavy shelling and firing seven months ago, have been reopened in Nowshera sector, they said. The schools which were reopened including Government Middle School Jangarh, Primary School Jangarh, Middle Sch...
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Passengers asked to avoid travel on NHW
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today advised the intending passengers not to undertake journey on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway till it was cleared for traffic. “It has come to our notice that a large number of passengers are boarding the Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal train, with the intention of travelling by road from Banihal to Jammu. Such passengers are getting stranded at Banihal, thereby causing inconv...
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Single engine seaplane travel
Omar slams PM for breaching security protocol
Cong dubs it as “Hawa Hawai”
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Dec 12: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaching the security protocol by travelling in single engine seaplane. Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi travelled from Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam via single-engine seaplane. Taking to Twitter, Omar questioned why security guidelines were relaxed for the Prime Minister. "How is it that the security guidelines ...
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Minor reshuffle in administration
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Dec 12: The state government has ordered reshuffle in the administration here today. K B Aggarwal, IAS (JK: 1985), OSD in the General Administration Department/Financial Commissioner (Coordination), Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi, has been transferred and posted as Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department, relieving Hirdesh Kumar, IAS, Commissioner-Secretary to the Government, Power Developm...
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State suffers setback, HC dismisses LPA against 7 employees
JAMMU, Dec 12(JNF): In a major set-back to the State, a Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sanjeev Kumar Tuesday dismissed an LPA of State challenging the judgment in premature retirement cases including that of Chief Engineer Prem Nath. The Division Bench after hearing AAG Rohit Kapoor for the State dismissed this LPA filed by the State against Mumtaz Hussain Bhat, Sher Singh, Girdhari Lal, Ta...
> Charges framed, bail applications of 17 accused rejected
> Drabu launches J&K’s maiden IT-enabled Constituency Management System
> India, Pak trade fire in Poonch
> Specially abled students meet CM
> Focus on developing catchment areas, people while developing tourist spots: Mehbooba
 
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2 held with Rs 13 lakhs demonetized currency in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Police late Monday evening arrested three persons and recovered more than Rs 13 lakhs demonetized currency. Official said that the Police Station Nigeen Srinagar during surprise naka checking at Ashai-bagh last evening apprehended three persons and recovered denominated currency of Rs 1363500 (Thirteen lakhs, sixty-three thousands and five hundreds) from them. The accused were identified as Bashir Ahmad Khan son of Mohammed S...
> Mehbooba, Omar seek strict action
> Dist headquarters get uninterrupted power supply on days CM holds public darbar
> CM visits Hazrat Shah Farid ud Din dargah in Kishtwar
> Shutdown in Pakherpora
> Madni lambasts NC
 
 
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Modi owes an apology
With stakes high for both Congress and the BJP in the Gujarat elections, the hectic campaigning has bestowed the country with not just competitiveness but also the worst ever slug fest that Indian politics has ever seen. Between Mani Shankar Aiyer's 'neech' comment and BJP's constant open demonization of Muslims, the path of the election campaigning is littered with innumerable instances of verbal abuse, flowing from all sides. But in recent day...
> Health-care in shambles
> Crime against women
> Hindutva politics of the Sanghis and the Congress - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Trump's Jerusalem salvo
> Bail-in resolution legislation
 
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Mandir and Masjid can co-exist
By Kuldip Nayar
On December 6, the demolition of the Babri Masjid would be 25 years old. Instead of making amends for what the Congress Government did in 1992 with the connivance of the then Prime Minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Government is bent upon building a temple at the site where the Masjid stood once. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has made a statement that only a 'grand temple' would be built in Ayodhya and nothing else. Th...
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> No Rules..! - By Robert Clements
> Next year in Jerusalem - By Gwynne Dyer
> Invisible Policemen..! - By Robert Clements
 
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King of good times cites biscuit king's fate to fight extradition
By Adam bin Mohammad
'King of Good Times' Vijay Mallya - business tycoon and flamboyant fugitive from Indian justice system - has told a British court that Indian prisons are worse than the notorious Russian jails and that he will die behind bars if he is extradited to India. Western countries take such pleas and prisoner's rights very seriously. Abu Salem's extradition from Portugal was accepted on conditions. Salem was a criminal. Mallya is a wily conman. With t...
> A crucifying election campaign touching new lows - By Sushil Kutty / Aditya Aamir
> India most corrupt nation in Asia-Pacific - By Arun Srivastava
> Trade policy needs to focus on sound physical infrastructure - By G. Srinivasan
> Trump's decision on Jerusalem jolts peace process in Middle East - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Dams on Irrawaddy river could fuel more conflicts in Myanmar - By Julian Kirchherr
 
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Erring private hospitals
Dear Editor, It is a known and bitter fact that private hospitals have become money-making industrial institutions through their negligent and inhuman attitude. There are reports that employed super-specialists are given daily targets of business for profiteering of hospitals when treatments are done irrespective of their actual needs. People going only for some tests etc are unnecessarily alarmed for some serious disease to ensure admission to...
> Corrective ways needed
> Politics of personal attacks
> Advertisement on Haryana Health Minister
> Deplorable condition of government schools
> Non-availability of water in Bhalwal
 
 
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Kerala court convicts migrant labourer from Assam
KOCHI, Dec 12 (Agencies): A court here on Tuesday convicted a migrant labourer from Assam for rape and murder of a 30-year-old Dalit law student in Kerala last year. Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court judge N Anil Kumar, who passed the order, will now pronounce the quantum of punishment for the convict tomorrow. Muhammed Ameerul Islam – the migrant labourer from Asam - was found guilty under various sections of the IPC including 302 (murder), ...
> Javed Akhtar clarifies on equating Manmohan Singh with God
> JMM lawmaker holds 'kissing' contest, BJP demands his suspension
> Shiv Sena attacks Modi again, questions PM's 'Pak meddling in Gujarat' theory
> BJP remains buoyant, Cong rides a wave, Hardhik Patel does some heavy lifting
> Roadshow denied, Modi takes off in a sea-plane on last day of campaigning for Gujarat polls
 
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Pak halts work on 3 road projects that China stopped funding
ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 (Agencies): Pakistan's debt-ridden federal government has stopped work on the three CPEC road projects for which China has stopped the funding, a leading Pakistani newspaper has reported. The work will resume only once the Chinese money comes in. Leading Pakistani daily Dawn reported that the country's Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal confirmed to the 22-member Parliamentary Committee on CPEC that the works on...
> Nepal Left alliance wins 72 seats, heading towards majority
> Stop dragging us into Gujarat polls, win on your own, Pak tells Modi
> Trump calls for calm, moderation in middle East
> Left Alliance leading in historic parliamentary, provincial assembly polls
> ‘Countries not willing to talk about Kashmir due to India’s influence’
 
 
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CRPF Jammu Sector organises Football tourney: Spl DG
JAMMU, Dec 12: CRPF Jammu Sector is organizing Football tournaments from today across districts Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar for the youth of the region. Speaking to media SN Shrivastav, Special DG J&K Zone CRPF at CRPF Group Centre, Bantalab, Jammu said that these tournaments are being organized under Civic Action Program of the Force. He said that the tournaments would provide an opportunity to the youth of the region...
> Jr, Master Power lifting National trials conducted
> Tamil Nadu blanks NVS by 3-0 goals
> Nikhil Manhas brings laurels to J&K
> Afghanistan's test against India is "more important" than Kohli's marriage: Durani
> 63rd National School Games Football U -17 yrs for Boys declares open
 
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PM eats 5 mushrooms a day, each costs Rs 80,000, claims Gujarat Cong OBC leader Alpesh Thakor
Gandhinagar, Dec 12 (Agencies): Taking a jibe at Narendra Modi, Gujarat Congress OBC leader, Alpesh Thakor, said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister was a 'dark person', but become 'fair' as he eats imported mushrooms worth Rs four lakh every day. Speaking at a rally in Gujarat, Thakor said, "Someone told me that what Modi ji eats, you can't eat because it's not poor people's food. So I asked what such food does he eat? He said he eats mushroom...
> Condom ads 'indecent, inappropriate', to be aired on TV only between 10pm & 6am, Rules I&B Ministry
> Rahul is sixth Cong president from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
> 47.28% voters' turnout recorded till 4 pm in phase 1
> Jaitley tears into 'myths' of Cong's poll plank in latest social media post
> RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%, reverse repo at 5.75%
 
 
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