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Strike paralyse life for 21st consecutive day, several injured clashes
Jamia Masjid march foiled, strict curfew in most parts of Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jul 29: The authorities today foiled the march to Jamia Masjid called by separatists by imposing strict curfew in most parts of Kashmir and detaining senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Despite the restrictions, demonstrations were held and protest marches taken out at several places. This led to clashes between protestors and police and security forces. Reports said security forces opened fire on ...
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Omar rubbishes Mehbooba's claim, 'she was aware of encounter'
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has rubbished successor Mehbooba Mufti's claim that she was not aware of the encounter between the security forces and Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, which resulted in the latter's death. Abdullah said that Mufti was kept fully informed of the July 8 encounter. "I'm going by the first on record statement by Jammu and K...
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Cong slams Mehbooba over remarks on Burhan Wani
NEW DELHI, July 29: The Congress on Friday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over her remarks on slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, saying Mufti must tender an explanation as to why she wished to give a chance to him. "I think Mufti is completely confused, so I don't know what she means by 'chance'; and I don't know what she is trying to convey but whatever it is, she should have more clarity and she should giv...
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Rajnath speaks to Mehbooba, discusses Kashmir situation
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): Home Minister Rajnath Singh today had a telephonic conversation with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during which the turbulent situation prevailing in the state was discussed. The nature of the conversation was not immediately known but the telephonic talk came a day after Mehbooba said neither she nor the security forces were aware of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani’s presence during the raid at hi...
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With 6 fresh cases, pellet injuries reach 371
SRINAGAR, July 29: With six fresh cases referred to SMHS hospital today, the number of injured people who have sustained pellet injuries mostly in their eyes during the last 20-days of the unrest has reached to 371. Over 211 of these injured have been operated upon for the eye injuries caused due to pellets. The Kashmir valley has so far witnessed over 50 deaths in police and CRPF action in the past 20-days of unrest following the killing of Hi...
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Highly motivated people making it tough for govt to tackle in J&K
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): As protests continued for the 21st day today in Kashmir, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said "highly motivated" people in some parts of the Valley, who are "out of national mainstream", were making it difficult for the government to improve the situation there. Delivering a lecture on cyber security, Minister of State for Home Rijiju advocated for building a responsive society for any government to succeed and reason...
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SC declines plea seeking Guv's rule in J&K, seeks report from centre
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the plea seeking Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir under the provision of JK constitution, due to the deteriorating law and order situation and asked the centre, specifically to submit a status report detailing “ground realities” prevailing in the state. The petition was filed by the J&K National Panthers Party (NPP) last week, seeking Governor NN Vohra's interv...
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Rajnath not to hold bilateral meeting with Pak: MEARajnath not to hold bilateral meeting with Pak: MEA
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): India on Friday said Union Minister Rajnath Singh will not attend any bilateral meeting with Pakistan during his visit to the neighbouring nation. MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: "Let me categorically state that @HMOIndia is going for SAARC event. There will be no bilateral meetings w/ Pakistan." Singh will fly on Monday to Islamabad to attend a SAARC summit, reports said. His visit takes place amid a con...
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Cabinet orders reshuffle in administration
31 IAS, KAS officers transferred
SRINAGAR, Jul 29: The state government today made public the transfers and postings in the civil administration, approved by cabinet, last evening. B B Vyas, Financial Commissioner, Planning Development & Monitoring Department shall hold the additional charge of Relief and Rehabilitation Department till further orders. Bipul Pathak, Chairman, Special Tribunal, J&K has been transferred and posted as Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Tra...
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Mehbooba interacts with ophthalmic surgeons
Seeks update on condition of injured
SRINAGAR, Jul 29: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday chaired a meeting with the team of experts in ophthalmic and retinal surgery from Mumbai, headed by Dr S Natarajan. A Padamshree awardee, Dr Natarajan is a renowned ophthalmic surgeon from Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai. The chief minister was told that the team of three doctors, which also comprised Dr Syed Asgar Hussain and Dr Marwah conducted a number of surgeries on the patients admit...
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CM reviews implementation of PMDP
Mehbooba for timely project formulation, regular follow-up
SRINAGAR, Jul 29: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today called for a proactive approach to expedite implementation of infrastructure projects under Rs 80000 crore prime minister’s development package (PMDP) for Jammu and Kashmir. “Focus has to be on expediting project formulation, constant follow-up with concerned ministries in the Government of India and timely submission of utilization certificates to make best use of the funds available under ...
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CM interacts with women staffers at civil secretariat
SRINAGAR, Jul 29: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, today interacted with the women staffers of the Civil Secretariat and sought their support in reaching out to the people and mitigating their sufferings. The chief minister said it was heartening to note that despite facing difficulties due to the prevailing law and order situation, the women employees arrive at their workplaces regularly to mitigate the problems of the people. Mehbooba enquired...
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Smallest batch of 371 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
JAMMU, July 29: The smallest batch of this year's Amarnath Yatra, comprising 371 pilgrims, today left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security. A total of 371 pilgrims, including 245 men, 74 women and 32 sadhus left in a cavalcade of eight vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp for Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir this morning, a police office...
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Govt extends last date for filing tax returns to Aug 5
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): The last date for filing income-tax returns has been extended to August 5. Tax returns for 2015-16 (assessment year 2016-17) were originally to be filed by July 31. But in view of the day-long strike at public sector banks, the deadline has been extended to August 5. For Jammu and Kashmir, the deadline will be August 31 in view of the ongoing turmoil in the state. "In view of today's bank strike and disturbance ...
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JDA failed to achieve objectives of Jammu Master Plan: CAG
JAMMU, July 29 (Agencies): The CAG has rebuked the Jammu Development Authority for failing to achieve the objectives of the Master Plan for the winter capital. "The objectives of the Master plan could not be achieved due to non-preparation of divisional, zonal and annual action plans (of Jammu)," the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said in its report for the year ended March 31, 2015. A CAG report for the year ended March 31, 2007, ha...
> Rival Cross-LoC factions hold elections
> Jammu-Srinagar NHW opened for traffic
> SRCC holds Economy sessions for KAS aspirants
> TBS JU organizes Induction Session for the 31st MBA batch
> SMVD College of Nursing organises seminar on World Hepatitis Day
No Pandit transit camp attacked during the ongoing unrest: Police
SRINAGAR, July 28: Days after Kashmiri Pandits, employed in the Valley on centre’s rehabilitation package, protested to demand transfer of their posts to Jammu after they alleged stone pelting on their transit camps, the police said that “no stone pelting attack” took place during the ongoing unrest on their residences in any district. The Kashmir Pandit employees protested for two weeks in Jammu at relief commissioner’s office and demanded the...
> Amarnath Yatra resumes as weather improves
> AFSPA mostly misused in J&K: Soz
> Chief Patron IKMT passes away
> PDP Kargil celebrates Foundation Day
> Security agencies have learned no lessons in Burhan’s death: Rasheed
Contractual adhocism in J&K
The new recruitment policy approved by the Jammu and Kashmir PDP-BJP ministry allowing engagement of candidates in gazetted and non-gazetted cadre posts on contractual is likely to promote adhocism in state services, which are already plagued heavily by job insecurity during the past two decades. Only those posts in both the gazetted and non-gazetted cadres already referred to the recruitment agencies including J&K Public Service Commission, sha...
> Disastrous El-Nino effect
> Military wisdom can't dictate
> Jingoism over the fence
> Chaining the Kashmir narrative
> Rajnath's outbursts on J&K
Dalits, Muslims and the holy cow
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
Since the change of guard in India two years ago, it has been one hell of a ride for the great republic. Extraordinary events and developments have been unfolding at such a breathless pace that one has lost the capacity to react to them. When Mohammed Akhlaq, a 52-year old farmer and father of an Indian Air Force engineer, was beaten to death by his lifelong neighbors in Dadri, a sleepy village in Uttar Pradesh less than 30 kilometres from the ...
> Wonderful..! - By Robert Clements
> The imperial hubris - By Tajamul Hussain
> Make That Call…! - By Robert Clements
> Bijbehara: A challenge to nation's conscience - By Nikhil Chakravartty
> Using both oars..! - By Robert Clements
Kashmir: From heaven to hell
By M. Anwar
Ghar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast. (If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here) That is how great Mughal emperor Jehangir described Kashmir and that is what people from far and wide kept acknowledging for centuries. Fast forward to July 2016. Kashmir has become a ghost place. One has to act dead to stay alive. If you see any movement anywhere, it will only be that of security personn...
> Sanctioned atrocities against Dalits in Modi raj - From Arun Srivastava
> Fixing the forty-year Kashmir crisis - By B.K. Chum
> Why Kashmir burns - By Dinesh Tiwari
> Unchanging ground realities of Kashmir - By Humra Quraishi
> Terrorism in Europe - By Gwynne Dyer
Revision of circle-rates in Delhi
Dear Editor, Delhi government deserves compliments for revision of circle-rates in Delhi to remove anomalies where certain vested interests were earlier instrumental in getting circle-rates fixed according to their needs and requirements. Notable example was that of putting prime-most located Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in ‘C’ category with just rupees 159840 per square-meter, while it is a common knowledge that the prime-property located at city’s...
> Preserving tigers
> MSMES, the wheels of national growth need priority attention
> Mobile phone companies should provide calls details
> MEA for user-friendly experience
> Red Salute to the fallen heroes on Kargil anniversary
SC allows govt 3 weeks to finalise welfare scheme for army porters
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): Porters in the forward areas of Jammu and Kashmir are a "vital link" in the supply chain of the army in high altitude areas and at times even carry sick and injured soldiers, the Supreme Court said on Friday, and asked the government to formulate a welfare scheme for them. "They are at the beck and call of the army doing odd jobs in hostile and inaccessible places," said the bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur, Just...
> Estranged wife of Omar can’t get govt house: Centre to HC
> Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi dies at 91
> NIA quizzes Pakistani LeT operative
> ‘79 militants killed in J&K till Jun 30’
> Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand Troops face off for 60 minutes
Pak demands independent probe in Burhan’s ‘extra-judicial’ killing at UN
NEW YORK, JULY 26 (Agencies): Further needling India, Pakistan has demanded an independent inquiry into the “extrajudicial” killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and claimed that the denial of “plebiscite” to Kashmiri people was behind the flare-up in the valley. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi met a Kashmiri delegation last week and said the country stands firm “in its principled policy of p...
> Mass attack bid foiled in Bangladesh, 9 militants killed
> India seeks greater security cooperation with Bangladesh
> Unidentified gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Pak
> Don't derail ties with India, says Pak daily
> IS attack on Kabul protest kills at least 61, wounds 207
Jammu Sports Beat NGR 2-1 in Football
JAMMU, July 29: Jammu Sports outplayed NGR Club by two goals to nil to advance into the next round of the 2nd Vishal Heer Memorial Football Tournament being held at GGM Science College ground, here today. Jammu Sports turned out to be lucky side when they took first lead through a self goal scored by NGR in the 10 th minute of the game. The suicidal mistake was committed by Sunil in an attempt to divert a direct kick out of the goal. It was f...
> PCS girls bag U-19 Badminton title
> Jahangir Mir elected as Vice-President SGFI
> Fitness Planet Gym organises 7th Weightlifting Championship
> Param FC make it 4-1 win against Mussa Club
> Varinder of KC Public bags chess title
J&K Bank opens Business Unit & Ext. counter in Jammu
Jammu; July 28: J&K Bank today commissioned one Business Unit at Chak Kana, Jammu and also opened an extension counter at new Government college of Engineering & Technology (GCET) Chak Bhalwal Mishriwala. The Bank’s Vice President and Zonal Head Jammu, Centra,l Arvind Gupta inaugurated the fully computerized business unit in presence of a large number of eminent guests and customers at Chak Kana in presence of Cluster Head Rajesh Gupta. The ...
> HCC wins Rs 1,750-cr contract from IRCON
> Govt must protect Central Bank's Independence: Rajan
> NGOs got Rs 50,000-cr from Abroad in past 3 yrs: Govt
> Modi Govt for fair deal to employees: Dr Jitendra
> Govt notifies revised pay grades for employees, pensioners
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