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Katra chopper crash: DGCA teams begin probe
JAMMU, Nov 24: A day after tragic crash of helicopter in Katra, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) team today began its probe. Two teams of DGCA arrived at Katra today and they started probe into the crash resulting in death of seven pilgrims, including the woman pilot. It was learnt that DGCA team comprising of Jasbir Singh Assistant Director Air Safety and Ram Chandran visited the crash site where they collected samples from the spo...
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Katra helicopter crash
Tearful adieu for Jammu couple
JAMMU, Nov 24: Hundreds of villagers along with ministers and leaders today bade tearful adieu to newly-wed Corporal Officer of Air Force Arjun Chib and his wife Vandana, who were killed in chopper crash near Katra yesterday, at Gho Manahasa cremation ground while two others including Arunjit Singh of South Extension Trikuta Nagar and Mahesh of Purkhoo were also cremated at separate places in Jammu, today. 25-year-old Arjun Singh Chib, a reside...
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Shutdown clashes at several places over killing of militants
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Amid shutdown, several youths were injured in clashes between security forces and youths at Bijbehara township of south Kashmir after three local militants were laid to rest. Thousands of people participated in the funeral of local militants who were killed yesterday in an encounter in Ashmuqam area of south Kashmir. A complete shutdown was observed in most of the areas of Kashmir valley against the killing of three militants...
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Pak flag hoisted on Mufti’s ancestral house
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: A Pakistani flag was today hoisted on the ancestral house of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Bijbehara area, the hometown of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in an encounter yesterday. The 'Green and White' flag was hoisted on the ancestral home of Mufti in Bijbehara as hundreds of residents were marching in the funeral procession of one of the militants, eyewitnesses said. Police officials r...
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Hari Om questions expulsion, writes to Shah
Accuses him of presiding over `suicidal mutation of BJP’
JAMMU, Nov 24: A day after his expulsion from the party, Prof Hari Om, while questioning the decision, has written to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah requesting him to go into details of reasoning of party about what it considered ‘anti-party and unsatisfactory’ in his acts and reply to show cause notice of the party. He has also taken on Shah directly finding fault with his presidentship and defending his reply saying, “ev...
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Fruit growers demand Rs 2890-Cr compensation for horticulture
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Fruit Growers cum Traders Union (FGTCU) today demanded Rs 2890 core compensation for horticulture. Addressing media persons FGTCU president Bashir Ahmad Bashir said t devastated floods in September 2014 hit the horticulture industry very badly. “Every stock of fruit stored in godowns, shops, residential house and other places got destroyed. Even the trucks loaded with fruits could not reach to desired destination as roads wer...
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Udhampur attack case
5-day judicial custody for militant supporters
JAMMU, Nov 24 (JNF): Court today sent two militant supporters arrested in connection with Udhampur BSF convoy attack to five days judicial custody. Special Judge NIA YP Kotwal today sent Khursheed Ahmed Ittoo and Fayaz Ahmed Itoo alias Fayaz to judicial custody for the five days. Today NIA produced both the accused in Court and filed application seeking judicial custody of as custodial interrogation of the accused is not required. The facts di...
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ReT teachers forum threaten to step up protests
Appeal Govt to abolish screening test, release salaries
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem ( ReT) Teachers Forum have threatened to step up their protests and burn their certificates if government did not entertain their pending demands. The members of the forum alleged that the ReT teachers were living in pathetic condition and were without salaries for past several months; however government was deliberately not paying any heed to repeated appeals. Furious over the government’s d...
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Hideout busted in Mendhar
MENDHAR, Nov 24: Security Forces claimed to have recovered arms, ammunition and explosives from a village near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Official report said that based on specific information troops of 39 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) Poonch launched a search operation at Dungi Cheed near village Mangnar in Poonch. The troops recovered one AK-47, 113 AK rounds, 41 rounds of PIKA ammunition, two IEDs ...
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Multi Crore ETT College Scam
HC not satisfied with CB status report
IGP Crime asked to file consolidated report
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: The High Court termed the status report filed by Crime Branch in multi crore Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) scam in the state as unsatisfactory asking IGP crime to file a consolidated fresh status report in the matter. As the matter came up for hearing, a division bench of the High Court comprising of Justice M H Attar and Justice A M Magrey said: “Status Report (filed by Crime Branch) is not satisfactory. The investigati...
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CM holds meeting with DCs, HoDs of Kashmir Valley
Mufti directs release of state share to access funding under CSSs
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Asking Deputy Commissioners not to lose focus on the kitty of funds allocated under Centrally-Sponsored Schemes (CSSs), chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday issued instructions to ensure release of State share to the districts, enabling the Deputy Commissioners to access the Central share of funding for achieving both physical and financial targets fixed during the District Development Board (DDB) meetings. Since 50 ...
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Govt orders 'compulsory' retirement of 'deadwood' examiner
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: After the suicide by an engineering student for “failing” in his Physics subject, the state government has declared the examiner as “deadwood” and has ordered his “compulsorily” retirement. Minister for Information and Technology Imran Raza Ansari said that the technical education department has been asked to initiate strictest possible action against the delinquent lecturer and declare the officer as dead wood and compulsori...
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Guv reviews status of upcoming Super Specialty Hospital, Kakryal
JAMMU, Nov 24: Governor N N Vohra, who is chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Tuesday visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME) at Kakryal and reviewed the to-date status of various infrastructure facilities and other components of the upcoming Super Specialty Hospital. Brigadier (retired) M M Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-Specialty Hospital (SMVDNSH) made...
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Australian High Commissioner meets Guv
JAMMU, Nov 24: Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India called on Governor N N Vohra, here at the Raj Bhavan today. He was accompanied by Jenny Grant Curnow, Counsellor. The Governor discussed with Ambassador Suckling the high potential of Australian companies establishing commercial ventures in J&K, especially in the arenas of sheep farming for superior meat and wool development, dairy farming and production of cheese and milk p...
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IG CRPF calls on Governor
JAMMU, Nov 24: Kuldeep Dhar, IGP CRPF Tuesday called on Governor N N Vohra here at the Raj Bhavan and briefed the latter about the obtaining security environment. The Governor spoke to Dhar about certain issues relating to internal security management and the need for enhanced surveillance on all fronts....
> Australian High Commissioner calls on CS
> Advocate booked for rape
> Modern Beverages food license suspended
> Pak prisoner dies in hospital
> Political, military leaderships need to talk regularly: Malik
In one year, 8 illegal transfers in health dept
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: The health department has “illegally” transferred atleast seven women doctors in the Sub-district hospital Pattan in a year, which is against the norms formulated by the department. As per the service rule, no one is supposed to get transferred before two years of his/her service in any department. The doctors include Dr Farzana, Dr Nahida, Dr Nadiya, Dr Kamar-ul-Nisa, Dr Zeenat, Dr Rukaya, Dr Naqsheeba, and Dr Mehbooba Kousa...
> Mian Altaf demands release of salary of SSA, RAMSA teachers
> Man injured in mysterious blast
> CM grieved over death
> Govt to impose restrictions
> Need to defeat divisive forces harming India, J&K: Farooq
Reconciliation without process
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has sketched a road map of peace, resolution and reconciliation as well as development. On Sunday, while speaking at a workers convention she talked about the PDP-BJP government's efforts for reconciliation and political resolution in Jammu and Kashmir, averring that the party's goal is to make the state a bridge between India and Pakistan. One can little doubt the intention of atleast one of the coalition partners i...
> Ill-conceived tourism promotion
> Transparency in 'Swachh Bharat'
> Paris when it sizzles - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Financial autonomy in India
> Gold monetization hiccups
Has Modi's magic waned?
By Kuldip Nayar
Modi-Shah duo had taken things for granted. Their arrogance, reflected during the campaign, could be one sole reason for the party's rout. Of course, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat added fuel to fire by raising the issue of reservation. Even the BJP leadership in Bihar has come out with statements that point out how the party went overboard on certain issues and seems to underline that the remarks of the RSS chief did not go well with the Biharis.
> All that attention..! - By Robert Clements
> Davids Versus Goliath! - By Subhash Gatade
> The Kohinoor on the Queen's head..! - By Robert Clements
> Need to check loud mouths in BJP and Congress - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Teach a man to fish..! - By Robert Clements
Modi's ABC approach to Kashmir
By Adfar Shah
The decline in quality strategies on peace building in Kashmir with scores of dysfunctional deviations and paradoxes have bemused the masses, who feel lost in the whole conflict and conflict resolution game and hardly feel inspired by economic packages. Kashmir as of now gives an open platform to refining the existing theories of terror, security actions, positive interventions like giving boost to educational infrastructure, tackling...
> Role of Women's Commission in J&K - By Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor
> From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried - By John Pilger
> Ugly resurgence of the Sikh radicals - By B.K. Chum
> Mehbooba's time has Come? - By B.L. Saraf
> Can U.P follow Bihar model in 2017 poll - By Lalit Sethi
Craze for government-bungalows everywhere!
Dear Editor, Forceful occupation of government-bungalows by newly elected Bihar MLAs even before these being vacated by those entitled to retain after 30 days of losing elections reminded of similar forceful trespass and encroachment of government-bungalow number 6 at Krishna Menon Marg (New Delhi) at behest of the then Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to convert this bungalow in memorial of his father Babu Jagjiwanram. Likewise bungalow-numbers ...
> Parking woes in Jammu
> Birthday-celebrations of political leaders
> Education policy
> Report of 7th Pay Commission
> One person/One Post norms necessary in Indian political system
Govt on right track to bring 'Achhe Din': Advani
AHMEDABAD, Nov 22 (Agencies): Days after raising a banner of revolt against Prime Minister Narendra Modi following BJP's resounding defeat in Bihar polls, party patriarch L K Advani today said the government is on the right track to bring 'achhe din' in the country. Talking to reporters after exercising his franchise for the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation election at a polling booth in Khanpur area here, he said, "I believe that the whole syst...
> India test-fires indigenously developed interceptor missile
> Ex-IAF officer bombards CIC with over 3,500 RTI petitions
> Rahul, Amarinder conspiring to disturb Punjab peace: BJP
> I am being used as 'Political Tool': Robert Vadra
> Delhi to go 'Car-Free' on Jan 22, i'll cycle to office: Kejriwal
Religion should be delinked from terror: PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Agencies): Describing terrorism as the "biggest threat" to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it needs to be delinked from religion as he pressed for a united global fight to ensure that no country provides sanctuary to terror, an apparent reference to Pakistan. He underlined the need for ensuring that Internet does not become a "recruiting ground" for terrorism, amid the growing trend of ISIS luring youth ...
> Bangladesh hangs 2 top opposition leaders for 1971 war crimes
> Sri Lanka slashes list of 'terrorists' in reconciliation bid
> Security beefed up in Pak after blasphemy unrest
> Mild 4.1 earthquake hits Nepal
> Snowstorms hit China, flights, bullet trains affected
STC Warriors, JKP end up joint winners
JAMMU, Nov 22: The culmination of the district basketball Championship turned out to be as dramatic as the final match itself as both the teams tied at 74-74. The play had to be called off due to poor light and the organizers decided to declare both teams as joint winners. As expected, the match started at a resounding note, with both teams matching each other point by point. The Policemen looked sturdy in the first two quarters, going into th...
> Ansari felicitates Bhanu, Handoo
> J&K wins opening tie in Sub-Jr Volleyball National
> Bali lays foundation of playground at Kangrail
> 250 students participate in Trekking Expedition-2015
> JKP to Meet Manjit Club in final
ASEAN leaders launch EU-style regional economic bloc
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Agencies): ASEAN leaders today declared the establishment of an EU-style regional economic bloc, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a single market with a free flow of goods, capital and skilled labour in the region. The Kuala Lumpur declaration on the establishment of the AEC was today signed by the leaders of 10-nation grouping in front of world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-...
> Priority of govt is to bail out ailing cooperative banks: Dorjay
> Low oil prices favoured Indian Economy: Jaitley
> Conditions for take-off of Indian economy to get better and better: PM
> PM Modi arrives in UK on Maiden visit
> Maggi up for grabs through Snapdeal 'flash sale'
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