Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Announces NC’s support to Hurriyat till it is on right path
Only justice by India, Pak will end Kashmir unrest: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: Justifying the ongoing civilian unrest in Kashmir, National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said this unrest will end only when India and Pakistan do justice with people here. He appealed his party workers not to be outside this movement but become part of it. Dr Abdullah appealed Hurriyat Conference leaders to remain united and not to consider NC its enemy.” We are not the enemy of Hurriyat Conference. Be u...
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Lal Chowk march foiled, Yasin arrested
Life hit again by strike in Kashmir, rail track damaged near Palhalan
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: The authorities today foiled Lal Chowk march called by separatist leadership, while normal life was again hit in Kashmir due to a general strike. In view of the call for march by separatists, restrictions were today imposed at Lal Chowk. Senior leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were placed under house arrest at their respective residences at Hyderpora and Nageen. However, JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik ...
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Jayalalitha ‘very critical’, says Apollo hospital
CHENNAI, Dec 5(Agencies): The health condition of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has become very critical on Monday, following a cardiac arrest she had on Sunday evening. She was admitted to Apollo Hospital, Chennai, on September 22. Initially, the hospital said that it was due to fever and dehydration. Later, the hospital said that the experts are treating her for infection and is taking expert opinion from Richard Beale, a specialis...
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`National anthem not to be made compulsory in govt schools’
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Agencies): It is up to the States to take necessary action for observance of provisions of the RTE Act and Constitution concerning National Anthem, the Lok Sabha was informed. The Centre does not propose to make singing of the National Anthem mandatory in all government and government-aided schools, and it is up to the States to take necessary action for observance of provisions of the RTE Act and Constitution concerning the ...
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CM: Don’t let winter season become impediment in works’ execution
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed the divisional administration not to let the winter season in the Valley become an impediment in the execution and completion of developmental works. She also impressed upon the PDD authorities to devise mechanism for doing away with unscheduled cuts in power supply during winters. Chairing an officers meeting here to review the winter arrangements in the Kashmir Valley, the Chief Mi...
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Children’s special train to chug on Dec 11: Mehbooba reviews arrangements
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: A fortnightly train service for children would chug on December 11 between Banihal and Baramulla. Arrangements to this effect were finalised here today in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The meeting deliberated on the logistic arrangements and other issues for running of the train service. Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar was also present in the meeting. It may be recalled that the decision to start a...
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Long dry cold spell taking toll on peoples' health
SERINAGAR, Dec 6: As the unprecedented dry cold weather condition prevails in Kashmir valley, the prolonged dry spell was taking a heavy toll on the health of people across Kashmir. According to health experts the persistent dry weather of past several months was the reason behind several chest and respiratory ailments getting common among people in valley these days. The doctors working at different hospitals across the city revealed that majo...
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HC asks for report on DOL of Dal, Nigeen
Monitoring panel to meet on Dec 13: Govt
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: The high court has asked Pollution Control Board (PCB) to file report specifying the places where the self purifying capacity of Dal and Nigeen lakes is less than the normal. After hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on conservation of Dal Lake, the court has issued the direction to PCB following perusal of its report which reveals that water quality of Dal and Nigeen lakes in respect of Dissolved Oxygen Level (DOL) was...
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Intruder arrested after injury in firing
POONCH, Dec 5: An intruder, who crossed over from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), was arrested after he was injured in firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district today. Official sources said that the intruder crossed into this side of LoC from PAK in Degwar area of Gulpur sector of Haveli Tehsil in Poonch district at around 10.50 AM, this morning. Indian troops of 15 MLI guarding Ram Loh & Begum Post in Degwar area noticed m...
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Militants gained entry from forest behind Army camp
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Agencies): The militants, who attacked the Army camp at Nagrota in Jammu, had entered the premises from the forest area in its rear. Official sources said that the militants used the forest area located behind the Army camp to gain entry. The area has barbed wire and a small wall, they said. The army has initiated an inquiry into the deadly Nagrota attack that will also look into how the militants entered the force’s camp fro...
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J&K govt foils 14 attempts to burn schools in state
NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Agencies): Jammu & Kashmir government has been able to "thwart 14 attempts to burn schools last month" by terrorists who have set ablaze 31 schools in a series of attacks, Union Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey said in Lok Sabha. He also enumerated measures being taken by the local Education department to helps schools make up for lost time due to unrest in the valley. "Adequate heating arrangement in the class...
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Seven PAK residents staying illegally in Poonch, Rajouri
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Dec 5: Seven members of two families of Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) are staying here illegally here while a total of 46 persons crossed via Chakkan-Da-Bagh in Poonch today. Official sources said seven members of two families of PAK who came here to meet there relatives in Mendhar and Dandesar area of Poonch and Rajouri districts are staying here illegally as all of them got a permit of 28 days and they had applied for fourteen d...
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No decision yet on revoking MFN status to Pak: Govt
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: The government is yet to take a decision on revoking the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status accorded to Pakistan, Parliament was informed today. Asked whether the government has any proposal to revoke MFN status to Pakistan, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “No such decisions have been taken so far.” In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, she said that Pakistan was yet to transition fully to MFN status for...
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Rail service suspended after protesters cause damage to railway track
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: Authorities Monday suspended train service from Pattan to Baramulla in North Kashmir after protesters alleged caused damage to the railway track between Palhalan and Delina area of the district. A railway official told CNS that unidentified protesters have damaged the railway track between Palhalan and Delina areas of Baramulla district forcing them to suspend the service on Monday from Pattan to Baramulla. “We have started...
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Cartoon Corner
Secularism under threat from fascist forces: NC
JAMMU, Dec 5: National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana on Monday said that secularism was under severe strain with reactionary and fascist forces working overtime to divide the nation on religious, regional, ethnical and caste lines. “Compartmentalizing society on religious lines is against the idea of India,” Rana said while paying homage to Baba-e-Qaum Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah on his 111th birth anniversary at Sher-e-Kashm...
> Directs DGP to take action against IO, perjury against prosecutrix
> Moderate intensity quake jolts Doda, no damage reported
> Massive forest fire in Banihal
> Suspect held on IB
> ‘Er, Rashid detained at Patnitop on way to Ramban’
PC workers vow to fulfill Lone’s vision
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: J&K Peoples Conference (PC) faction led by Bilal Gani Lone today held a crucial party meeting here at Sanat Nagar. The meeting took place under the chairmanship of Bilal Gani Lone, where threadbare discussion was held on the prevailing situation in Kashmir and sub-continent. The members during the meeting also discussed that the party needed to be strengthened at the grass root level. During the meeting, an organising committee...
> Cong rejects probe by Police deptt
> Tarigami asks Speaker to initiate proceedings against erring cops
> Soz welcomes Sinha led delegation’s next visit to Kashmir
> Srinagar-Leh highway reopens: Night temperatures plummet across J&K
> Hundreds of pellet victims still receiving treatment
Dampened economic activity
NDA-government's decision to abruptly demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes in Prime Minister claimed objective to save the country from the scourge of "corruption and black money" has had one predictable side effect: a dampening of economic activity. In fact, shortage of currency notes in the markets has brought the rural economic activity to a standstill immediately after the announcement was made by the Prime Minister himself on Novem...
> Politics of black money
> Controlling and policing a cash starved nation - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Appointment of judges
> Demonetisation and GST
> Deplorable terror attacks
'Temporary hardships in lieu of a better tomorrow'
By Rakesh S
At a time when the whole of India is busy standing in ATM and Bank queues for few quantities of currency notes, South Koreans are out on the streets protesting against their scandal-mired president. The wave of protest has grown over the last few days. More than 1.5 million people thronged on the streets demanding the resignation of the President. This is not a small number considering the fact that, the country has a total population of just 50...
> Today Dear I didn't..! - By Robert Clements
> It is only a song: Much ado about National Anthem - By Poonam I Kaushish
> Old, Gnarled Hands..! - By Robert Clements
> A Good Move: Migration Gives Girls A Taste of Independence - By Rakhi Ghosh
> Resentment against demonetisation will grow unless checked in time - By Brij Bhardwaj
Congress remains ahead in Punjab Poll
By Yashwardhan Joshi
The contours of Punjab elections are changing and changing fast like a kaleidoscope, throwing up new patterns, showing off new colours. Elections are mostly about personalities and issues, and in Punjab there is dearth of neither. New issues keep cropping up, while new patterns of alliances emerge as politicians show their true colours like those of the Awaaz-e-Punjab. Two of their leaders--Independent MLA brothers Balwinder Singh Bains and Sim...
> The Simla Agreement: Help or Hindrance - By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
> Pakistan's New De-facto 'Chief Executive' - By B L Saraf
> Demonetisation shock therapy: State sponsored financial repression - By C R Sridhar
> How long will the country remain under Modi's spell? - By Manish Dubey
> Italy: "I say no" - By Gwynne Dyer
Playing of national anthem
Dear Editor, Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabji has rightly demanded Supreme Court to review its order on compulsory playing of national anthem with viewers standing in cinema halls before start of films, since the Apex Court order is per incuriam (an order that is passed in disregard of a binding authority). Supreme Court in its order also did not refer to its earlier verdict in Bijoe Emmanuel case where Apex Cour...
> Hike in price of ration
> Banks did not follow RBI guidelines
> No photo-opportunity by big ones for standing in queues for exchange/deposit of demonetized notes!
> Discontinue further printing of 2000-rupee notes
> Check corruption
Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
CHENNAI, Dec 5 (Agencies): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa suffered cardiac arrest on Sunday evening. News about the 68-year-old leader suffering the cardiac arrest came hours after AIADMK said she will return home "soon" as an AIIMS expert team had confirmed that she had completely recovered after over two months of hospitalisation. The AIADMK supremo was hospitalised on September 22 in Apollo Hospitals. Union health minister JP Nadda...
> Subramanian hopes for another miracle
> Sabarimala temple offers free meals to 75,000 people to wish for Amma's speedy recovery
> Why stalling Parliament if you want to raise people's issues: Naidu to oppn
> After ‘notebandi’, govt should consider ‘nasbandi’, says Giriraj; kicks up row
> Cong rules out tie up with SP for UP assembly polls, describes such talks as 'Hypothetical'
Sharif signs financial plan for Pak's big dam project in PoK
ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (Agencies): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today approved in principle the financing plan of the much-delayed 4500 megawatt Diamer-Basha Dam project on the Indus river in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and asked officials to expediate its construction. Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Mohammad Younus Dagha presented the dam's financial proposal to the prime minister.The dam will be constructed in Gilgit-Baltistan's ...
> UK Hindu temples ban new five-pound 'animal fat' notes
> China's Tibetan region hit with moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake
> High Commission of India in US to hold open house on visa-related issues
> Modi wins reader’s poll for TIME magazine's person of the year 2016
> Hindu Temple Vandalised in Bangladesh, 3 Idols Smashed
Volleyball tournament organized by CRPF 160th Battalion concluded, HSS Ramban won the Volleyball Tourney
RAMBAN Dec, 5: As a Part of Civic Action Programme, 2-day Volleyball tournament organized by CRPF 160th Battalion at Government Hr Scondary School Ramban concluded today. The tournament was organised under the supervision of Commandant CRPF 160 th Battalion, Surinder Kumar and assisted by Dy Commandant, G K Hari, ACR, Ramban Vevaik Puri was the chief guest on the concluding day. The team of Govt, High Scondary School Ramban won the Volleyb...
> Raghav from MHAC school Nagbani wins silver
> Ganga gives away prize to participants
> South Kashmir Sports Festival begins
> Distt administration Udhampur organizes T-20 cricket match
> Air Force School wins overall title in State Speedball
IDS gets Rs 67,382-cr; over Rs 2000-cr higher than estimated
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (Agencies): The Finance Ministry today revised upwards black money disclosed under Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) to Rs 67,382 crore, which will fetch the government a little over Rs 30,000 crore in direct tax revenue even as it did not take into account two high value disclosures. The Income Tax Department, it said, did not take into consideration the much-talked about Rs 13,860 crore declaration made by Ahemdabad based Mahes...
> RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender
> Depositing black money in banks will not make it white: Jaitley
> Some disruption is bound to be created but long term advantages are huge: Jaitley
> Cashless ATMs a new normal for common people
> Now Parliament goes cashless
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