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Army honours Col Rai
Our first priority to persuade militants for surrender: GOC
SRINAGAR, Jan 28: General Officer Commanding (GOC) Chinar Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha today said that the first priority of the army is to persuade militants to surrender during the anti-militancy operations in Kashmir. He was talking to media at the wreath-laying ceremony for Col Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed during an encounter at Handoora in Tral, 24 hours after he was awarded a gallantry medal on Republic Day. “We launch operation agains...
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PDP hits back on Omar’s ‘illiterate’ remark
PDP not like NC where everything starts and ends within Abdullah family: Akhtar
SRINAGAR, Jan 28: PDP today strongly reacted to former chief minister and National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah’s "illiterate" remark regarding its candidates for Rajya Sabha polls. PDP said it represents some different set of values and it is not like NC where everything starts and ends within Abdullah family. PDP chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar told KNS that both Fayaz Ahmad Mir and Nazir Ahmad Laway, the two party candidates...
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2 IGs, 7 DIGs among 84 police officers shifted
JAMMU, Jan 27: Eight-four senior police officers including two Inspectors General (IGs), seven Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs), seventy-five Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) were transferred by the state government today. IGP Sunil Kumar Sharma awaiting orders of adjustment in Police Headquarters (PHQ) has been posted as IGP Human Rights Commission against available vacancy and IGP Yoginder Koul, Comm...
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Will support Azad in RS polls: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jan 27: Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today said that his party will support Congress candidates Ghulam Nabi Azad in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Talking to KNS from New Delhi over phone after meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Omar said, “We will support Azad sahib. NC and Congress can win one seat if we work hard as PDP-BJP has decided to contest in alliance. If they (PDP...
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Shamsher, Chander Mohan BJP nominees for RS Polls
SRINAGAR, Jan 27: BJP today announced its candidates for Raj Sabha polls. BJP’s senior leader Dr Nirmal Singh said that former state president and national executive member Shamsher Singh Manhas and Chander Mohan Sharma are the BJP candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for February 7. He said that the recommendation to nominate Shamsher Singh and Chandar Mohan was adopted by BJP leaders and the names were sent to the BJP central ...
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Ganderbal fake encounter case
SSP Jammu to appear before court today
SRINAGAR, Jan 27: After his cross examination on January 1, SSP Jammu, Uttam Chand who had headed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Ganderbal fake encounter is scheduled to appear before the session’s court heretomorrow for getting his cross examined by the counsels of the accused in the matter. Sources in the court said that Chand was directed by the court to appear again before it on January 28 when his cross examination stateme...
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Drastic decrease in dog bites cases in Valley post floods
SRINAGAR, Jan 27: Over the years, cases of dog bites have increased at an alarming rate across the valley. However the graph of the cases which has otherwise been mounting till 2014 has witnessed a decline during 2014. According to the data provided by the Anti Rabies Clinic (ARC) at SMHS hospital around 3701 cases of dog bites were reported in 2013 from different parts of the valley which indeed depicts a genuine decrease as compared to 5704 ...
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New Chief Justice to be sworn-in on Feb 2
JAMMU, Jan 27 (JNF): Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasantha Kumar will take oath as 32nd Chief Justice of J&K High Court on February 2, 2015. According to sources close to State High Court, Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasantha Kumar will take oath as 32nd Chief Justice of J&K High Court on February 2, 2015 at 11 AM at Raj Bhawan. With the oath of Justice Narayanan Nadar Paul Vasantha Kumar as Chief Justice of J&K High Court, the strength of Jud...
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Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrim dies of heart attack
JAMMU, Jan 28: A 44-year-old pilgrim has died of heart attack en route cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district. Police said that Gain Singh, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, suffered a heart attack last night at Chinta Marg enroute the cave shrine. He was shifted to Community Health Center (CHC) Katra where doctors declared him brought dead. His body was handed over to the family members for last rites, they said. In...
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Shutdown in Kupwara
SRINAGAR, Jan 27: On the 20th anniversary of Kupwara killings, a partial shutdown was today observed in Kupwara. Twenty seven civilians were killed in security forces firing in Kupwara on January 27, 1994. The call for shutdown was given by Hurriyat Conference JK led by Shabir Ahmad Shah and Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Shops, other business establishments and banks remained closed in the area. The shutdown was also observed in Lalpora and Dardpora...
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Kashmiri food counter cancelled following threats
NEW DELHI, Jan 27: Kashmiri food counter was cancelled by the organisers at the international food festival (IFF) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) following threats by ABVP. According to a statement every year, JNU organizes an International Food Festival (IFF) where students from diverse cultures and nations displaying their flags come together to offer global cuisines. This year on January 20 , a group of students from Kashmir booked a ...
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Govt revokes attachments in Tourism, Culture deptt
JAMMU, Jan 27: The government ordered immediate revocation of attachments/deployment of officers/officials at the level of HODs in Tourism and Culture Department. Accordingly, Director Tourism Kashmir/Jammu, Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Director Libraries and Research and CEOs of Tourism Development Authorities have been asked to ensure that such staff is immediately relieved and report to their original places of postings. The ...
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PIL against J&K officials for not hoisting state flag
SRINAGAR, Jan 27 (Agencies): Monday marked yet another 'black day' on January 26 in Kashmir valley since militancy erupted in the valley in 1990s, and the second Republic Day since a retired forest conservator Abdul Qayoom Khan filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions for the government to declare November 17 as the Republic Day of Jammu & Kashmir in accordance with its separate constitution and governance structure. Khan sai...
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Sweets exchanged at Chakkan-Da-Bagh on R-Day
JAMMU, Jan 27: The Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged sweets on the Line of Control adjoining the posts at Chakkan-da-Bagh and Roshni on India's 66th republic day. At Chakkan-da Bagh the Indian Army side was represented by two Officers, one Junior Commissioned Officer and seven other ranks while the team from Pakistan army comprised two Officers, one Junior Commissioned Officer and six other ranks. The officers named Major Shehzad Ahmed an...
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Cartoon Corner
Students risk lives to reach school in Rajouri
RAJOURI, Oct 14: Students in Rajouri district are putting their lives at risk daily to reach school by crossing a precarious foot overbridge that had collapsed in the recent floods which ravaged the state in September. Students cross the bridge holding the steel ropes of the destroyed bridge at the Kaller and Androlla crossing because they have no option. "We use this bridge and now it's broken and causing a lot of problem. Some time our bags ...
> BSNL won't charge for Telecom Services in J&K for Sep
> Suspected militant guide arrested
> Hideout busted in Reasi, arms seized
> IED defused in Mendhar
> Kichloo assesses people's grievances at Padder
CM meets Guv
SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, met N N Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhawan today. In their over an hour long meeting, the Governor and chief minister discussed issues relating to the continuing incidents of ceasefire violations across the International Border and Line of Control and the directions given by the Chief Minister to the Administration regarding amelioration of the hardships being faced by the border dweller...
> Passport office Srinagar to receive applications from Oct 15
> Man tries to disrupt minister’s speech
> Imran PDP’s candidate for Pattan, Aabid for Zadibal
> HCBA wants subordinate courts to function without delay
> DDC seeks complete report of damaged structures
To salute or not to salute
An unnecessary controversy has erupted over vice president Hamid Ansari not saluting while the national anthem was being played and the Indian tri-colour was being hoisted on the Republic Day. On the surface it may seem to be a case of much ado about nothing. However, a deeper scrutiny reveals the dangerous fallout of such a controversy which appears to have arisen around a person in public life solely for his religious identity. Questions need ...
> Nuked out
> Democracy under threat
> Deep-rooted corruption
> Govt’s anti-poor policies
> Flood prevention vital too
Cutting censor to size?
By Nikhil Gajendragadkar
The Central government recently 'restructured' the Censor Board of India by appointing people loyal to either the BJP or RSS ideology. Last week, en mass resignations, allegations and counter allegations, have all brought into the open the murky state of affairs at the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The recent imbroglio caused by certification of a film has underlined the chaotic state of film censoring in India. The issue also high...
> Sailing on A Ship..! - By Robert Clements
> Sailing on A Ship..! - By Robert Clements
> The recurring story of gender violence - By Ranjita Biswas
> Old Is Still Gold - By Robert Clements
> Europe In Islamophobia's Grip? - By Praful Bidwai
Obama, Manto and Uncle Sam…..
By Humra Quraishi
If you were to see US President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi in the backdrop of Saadat Hasan Manto's letters to Uncle Sam it would have stirred you to see the backgrounders or ponder on what's in store! Manto wrote those letters decades back, in the early 50s, but even today they hold out …they hit, they make you sit up, they drill into your little head the big expansionist plans on way … And if you are inclined towards reading factual acco...
> Step by step, these Muslim women break stereotypes - By Mehru Jaffer
> Will the Kiran Bedi gamble work? - By Obaid Imtiyaz Mir
> An open letter to prime minister Narendra Modi - By D. Raja
> Ostentation is thy name - By Emine Saner
> Kashmir beyond emotional issues - By Adfar Shah
Why service-tax only on Speed Post
Dear Editor, It refers to Office Memorandum No. 36-71/2001-BD & MD dated 06.06.2006 which mentions that Service-Tax/Education Cess would be charged only on Speed Post (including Speed Post Gold) and Express Parcel Post while all other postal-services will remain exempted from these taxes and cess. It is absolutely ridiculous that differentiation may be done in respect of imposing Service Tax and Education Cess in Speed Post service including ...
> Inadequate rations at depots after floods
> EC should be selected by collegium
> Name ex-Prime Ministers who ‘compromised India’s deep assets’
> Big expectations from NDA budget
> Declare BCCI public authority under RTI Act
Sunanda murder case: No question of resigning as MP, says Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi, Jan 28 (Agencies): Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has hit out both at media and a section of his own party for demanding his resignation as Member of Parliament. Tharoor was recently quizzed by the Delhi police concerning his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s mysterious murder case after which some members of the Congress party felt that Tharoor should resign from the party. Speaking to a news channel, Tharoor defended himself and said that no one ...
> NCC days taught me valuable lessons: PM Modi
> National Cadet Corps a 'mini-India': Narendra Modi
> Malyalam actor Mala Aravindan is dead
> Sena demands deletion of 'secular' word from Constitution
> Sariska scores over Ranthambore in tiger preservation
Majority of Americans unaware about Sikh and Sikhism: Survey
Washington, Jan 28 (Agencies): A majority of Americans are unaware of what Sikhism is or what a Sikh looks like and this despite the country being home to more than half a million of them, a latest study has said. According to the report ‘Sikhism in the US: What Americans know and need to know’, many Americans have never heard of the religion and only 11 per cent of them have a personal acquaintance or friend who is a Sikh. The majority of Ame...
> AirAsia flight QZ8501: Indonesia military ends hunt
> China stands in India's way towards NSG
> Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners, three guards killed; ISIS claims responsibility
> Three more beheaded under new Saudi king
> I feel at home in India: Ban Ki-moon
Army organises football competition at Bhadarwah
JAMMU, Oct 14: As a part of ongoing process of winning hearts and minds of the local population the Army has been constantly undertaking a variety of projects for welfare and motivation of AWAM. Rashtriya Rifles under the aegis of the Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) took an initiative and organised Football Competition at Degree College Ground, Bhadarwah for students and youths with effect from October 14 under Operation Sadhbhavana. It is im...
> Paras, Shubham guide J&K to facile victory against HP
> ASCOM, MBS win ties
> Army conducts cricket tourney at Jhangar
> Mountaineering Association to hold camp for nationals
> Achievements in sports garner respect for Indians: Modi
Stop ads on sex determination tests: Supreme Court to Google, Yahoo, others
New Delhi, Jan 28 (Agencies): In an exemplary ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to stop showing ads related to pre-natal sex determination in the country. The top court ruled that such advertisements violate the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act of 1994. “India is suffering so much because of sex ratio. Still there is a state of antipathy,” the Supreme...
> Start Saradha trial after all those involved are booked: Kunal
> India, US to identify sectors for investments: Sitharaman
> Join 'Make in India' initiative, Prez tells Norwegian companies
> Court summons ex-coal secretary, others as accused
> J&K Flood : Sebi donates Rs 9.10 lakh for relief work
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