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Pandemonium, ruckus mark last day of 12th LA session
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: On the last day of 12th legislative assembly today, pandemonium was again witnessed in question hour, when legislators of both ruling and opposition parties accused each other on various issues. Immediately after the proceedings of legislative assembly started in the assembly, Speaker Mubarak Gul informed the house that the Crime Branch has been actively pursuing the case and they have submitted a report before the House. The...
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Omar: Parties desperate to take advantage of poll boycott call
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that some political Parties are desperate to take advantage of poll boycott call given by separatists just for petty Party gains. He also said conspiracy is being hatched to hoodwink electorate by utilizing the impact of poll boycott in some areas and by dividing the people in different areas. Addressing the Legislative House on the last day of the last session of the 12th Legislati...
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Continued ceasefire violations by Pak ‘provocative’: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Terming as "serious and provocative" the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border, India today said it was "not very conducive" for the bilateral ties. The remarks by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid ground rules for future talks, saying that "any meaningful bilateral dialogue necessarily requires an environment that is free from te...
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NC-Cong coalition pushed J&K to pre-2002 era: Mehbooba
Says GoI called off FS-level talks on false, fabricated issue
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti today said the present coalition government has left Jammu and Kashmir in a much worse condition than in which it had taken over the state administration. Addressing media persons here, she said the National Conference- Congress coalition has not only brought about an overall rot but its failure has led to the emergence of BJP as a force in some areas of Jammu with a divisive and communal agenda. ...
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Special trains for Katra, Varanasi
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 (Agencies): In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the forthcoming festive season of Dussehra and Diwali, Northern Railway has decided to run 8 pairs of special trains to various places including Jammu, Katra, Varanasi and Ajmer, among others. New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Premium Superfast Special tri-weekly, Varanasi-Delhi tri-weekly holiday special, and Anand Vihar-Udhampur tri-weekly express special tra...
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BJP concerned over decrease in KP migrant voters
NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Ahead of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Friday raised concern over the decrease in number of Kashmiri migrant voters, and moved the Election Commission seeking simplification of procedures and time till October 15 for getting them registered to vote in the polls. A delegation of BJP leaders, led by party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, today met Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and other ECs and de...
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Azad accuses BJP of playing polarisation politics in J&K
NEW DELHI, Aug 30: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of polarising voters ahead of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the saffron party was trying to "superimpose the RSS agenda" in the troubled border state. "Their (BJP's) first and foremost interest lies in unfurling the party flag across the country, rather than working for national integr...
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NC constitutes election manifesto committee
Shafi Uri nominated chairman
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah has constituted the party's election manifesto committee ahead of the forthcoming assembly elections. On the directions of the working president, NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar announced the constitution of the committee today. Senior NC leader and Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Mohammad Shafi Uri has been nominated as the Chairman of the Manifesto Committee. Senior...
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RSS chief’s remarks spark protest in LA
India belongs to all: Speaker
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: The statement made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today sparked protest from Peoples Democratic Party legislators and subsequent condemnation from the Speaker Mubarak Gul in legislative assembly. Shortly after the commencement of proceedings in legislative assembly, opposition PDP members registered their protest against the remarks made by RSS chief that India is the county of Hindus. PDP legislator Peerzada Mansoor, while conde...
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Soldier killed in Kupwara encounter
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: An army soldier was killed in an encounter with militants at Kaloora forests in Kupwara district this morning. Reports said a chopper was pressed into service to track the militants. During a routine combing operation, a patrolling party from 28 RR came in contact with two to four militants at Baran Top in Kalaroos area of Lolab. There was exchange of fire between the two parties. Army man identified as Choman Yadav was killed...
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Policy for regularisation of daily rated workers in offing: Rather
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather today informed the assembly that government was contemplating to devise a clear cut policy for the regularisation and engagement of daily wagers/CP workers and contractual in the state. Replying to a point raised by Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Abdul Haq Khan, M.Y. Tarigami, Abdul Rehman Veeri and G.M. Saroori, the finance minister said that the government has constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee...
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Pulwama man accused of acid attack acquitted after 10 years
SRINAGAR, Aug 30: A local court in Pulwama today acquitted a man accused of acid attack on a girl 10 years ago. Reports said Ali Muhammad Bhat Ali, resident of Jandwal was accused of throwing acid on a girl in the same vicinity in year 2004. The police had registered a case against the accused under FIR number 371/2004 under sections 326, 307 RPC in Pulwama station. The case was pending disposal before court of Additional Sessions Judge Pulwama...
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Border residents return to their houses
JAMMU, Aug 30: A day after the Indian and Pakistani border guards decided to follow the established mechanism to restore peace along the International border large percentage of border residents staying away from their houses for past 10 days started returning to their deserted villages. The confidence was restored among the local population after the sector commander level flag meeting attended by BSF and Pak rangers resolved to restore peace ...
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Balraj Puri passes away
Rich tributes to the departed soul
JAMMU, Aug 30: Veteran Journalist, scholar and Human Rights activist, Balraj Puri passed away in the wee- hours this morning after a prolonged illness. He was 86 and is survived by his wife, Subhash, daughter Ellora and son, Luv. His death has been widely mourned and rich homage was paid to the departed soul from people in all walks of life in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country. A multifaceted genius, Puri was the recipient of Pad...
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Uma Bharti launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
JAMMU, AUGUST 28-Union Minister for water Resources and River Development Uma Bharti today formally launched the scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana at Jammu. Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay K Sadhotra, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu, Regional Director Reserve Bank of India K K Saraf, Executive President J & K Bank , IGP Jammu Rajesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Ajit K Sahu, CGM NABARD Shanker A Pande, Cha...
> Div Com reviews arrangements for President’s visit
> Politicians start converging on migrant camps to score brownie points
> NC, BJP workers clash in R S PURA
> 4 killed in 2 Samba accidents
> Arms, explosives seized in Banihal
‘No regularization policy for casual labours’
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: The state government today said no regularization policy has been formulated yet for casual workers and need-based workers. This was revealed in a reply in legislative assembly today. However, a cabinet sub- committee has been constituted by the Govt. vide order No. 345-GAD of 2009 dated 27-9-2009 to go into the extent /magnitude of the problem relating to casual workers/ need based workers that is financial, legal and admi...
> Gul asks centre,CMs to ensure safety of Kashmiri students
> Employees detained during protest
> AFAD Secy Gen banned entry
> J&K issues should be resolved through dialogue: Vohra
> Separate ICDS Directorate to reinforce
Hundred days of Moditva
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave the world one of the best classic novels with his ‘Hundred years of solitude’, a work that weaves a wonderful tapestry of magic and realism. Not quite in the same vein, Narendra Modi’s hundred days in power are an enigmatic tale of a blend of reality and fantasy, though neither inspiring nor aesthetically appealing. The reality is too bitter and the fantasy a mere mirage created out of promises and many masks. To begi...
> At war with peace chorus
> Significant court verdict
> Let sanity prevail
> Saffron revolution in J&K?
> Escalation on LoC IB
ISIS destabilises West Asia
By Dr Satish Misra
Large territory of Iraq and Syria including major cities have fallen to the military might of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This week, the ISIS seized a Syrian airbase after a pitched battle between the Syrian forces and the militant group in which over 500 were killed. The growing might and related influence of the ISIS is clearly evident in the fact that Washington reluctantly had to authorise air strike on its forces in Iraq ...
> Primary Education - By Dhurjati Mukherjee
> From Al-Qaeda to IS, familiar games, familiar players - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Non-Veg Blame..! - By Robert Clements
> "Expressing concern": India's balancing act on Gaza - By Kanchi Gupta
> Talking himself to death..! - By Robert Clements
Exploring the inner and outer world of Nayantara Sahgal
Born into the first family of Indian politics, Nayantara Sahgal has etched her name in the history books as one of India's finest writers. By the time she was 35 in 1962, she had already published her autobiography in two volumes, 'Prison and Chocolate Cake' and 'From Fear Set Free', which set the tone for her later works. Novelist, essayist, political commentator and memoirist, everything she has written during the course of an illustrious care...
> When the Soviet Empire collapsed, Ukraine was the key - By Rodric Braithwaite
> Does love know religious boundaries? - By Ram Puniyani
> Where can legal women seek justice - By Savita Verma
> Bang-i nachun! - By S Mukhtar
> The idea of partition recedes in shadows - By Kuldip Nayar
Truce needed on borders
Dear Editor, Modi government’s decision to invite Nawaz to his swearing-in ceremony three months ago was very welcome. That was the high point, however, things went downhill swiftly afterwards. There was no policy to follow that goodwill gesture. Both countries are to blame for fresh round of fierceness. Ceasefire violations have now become a daily occurrence. Times are such that it hardly matters who shot first; enough casualties on both sides...
> Crisis in Pakistan
> Excessive militarisation
> Encourage polymer-packs
> Strengthening RTI Act
> Supreme Court verdict on ministers with criminal charges
Modi embarks on Japan trip amid 'Great Expectations'
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 (Agencies): Amid "great expectations", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a visit to Japan which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the Strategic and Global Partnership to a higher level. On his first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent as the Prime Minister, Modi has a substantive agenda during the five-day trip which he hopes will "write a new chapter" in the bilateral relations an...
> BJP offered me Delhi CM post if I joined them: Vishwas
> Tension in Muzaffarnagar after mob beats up youths
> Woman injured as she jumps from train to escape harassment
> Notable historian Bipan Chandra dead
> Riots take place wherever minorities are more than 10%: Adityanath
Sharif asked to Quit in 24-hrs as protestors step up pressure
ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 (Agencies): Amid Pakistan Army's mediation efforts, protesters have stepped up pressure on the embattled government with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri setting yet another deadline of 24 hours for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit. In a late night development, Qadri's camp was visited by a delegation of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led by Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who convinced the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT...
> US leadership was never more necessary than now: Obama
> Anti-Israeli British MP beaten up by mob
> Ukraine plane with 7 passengers crashes in Syria
> Pak govt gives In, to file murder charges against Sharif
> Pak objects to Kishanganga, 4 other dams on Chenab
Favoritism, nepotism marred in selection of J&K Waters Sports team
JAMMU, Aug 30: Time and again, favoritism and Nepotism have marred the selection trials of the J&K water Sports team for the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship commenced today at Dal Lake Srinagar. Sportspersons and their parents’ oftenly raised questions over the selection process for the water sports national championships , being hosted by J&K Canoeing and Kayaking Association headed by none other than the Chief minister Omar A...
> Shawetica becomes new secy of Tawi Trekkers
> Aditi of MHAC Nagbani emerges fastest runner
> Lifetime Club wins by 28 runs
> Bhalla inaugurates 3rd National Dragon Boat Race C’ship-2014
> J&K Bank wins 2-0 in football league
Insurance Bill in the Parliament's winter session: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 (Agencies): Optimistic of passing the Insurance Bill in the next session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hoped Congress which mooted the hike in FDI cap to 49 per cent in the sector will not oppose it. "I am reasonably confident... Any political party which have mooted the idea of this Bill in the past, cannot have any serious reservation against it... I do see a positive attitude among some of the principal...
> New laws will expedite prosecution, refunds: SEBI Chief
> Blacklisting vendors has affected defence preparedness: Jaitley
> Blackmoney: Probe Panel Asks Acc Holders to Submit Details
> 2G Scam: Court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal
> Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica
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