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Dialogue only means to solve all issues: Mufti
`PDP will facilitate to normalize Indo-Pak relations’
KT NEWS SERVICE
POONCH, Nov 26: Reiterating that dialogue was the only means to solve all vexed problems, the patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said that India and Pakistan should take reconciliation process to its logical end for restoring sustainable peace in this region. Addressing series of public meetings at Mendhar, Surankote and Poonch assembly segments in support of party candidates, Mufti reiterated commitment of...
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Ratanpuri injured in stone pelting, shifted to hospital
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 26: Parliament member and NC senior leader Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri was injured in stone pelting today. Reports said that the incident occurred when a group hurled stones on his cavalcade near Rinzipora area. When contacted, Ratanpuri stated that a group of six people stopped his cavalcade near Rinzipora and hurled abuses on his workers. Ratanpuri maintained that he asked his workers to retreat and not to create any trouble in the a...
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TOP STORIES
NC to form next govt: CM
‘Compulsions in Cong hampered civic elections‘
KT NEWS SERVICE
SAMBA, Nov 26: The Chief Minister and working president National Conference Omar Abdullah on Wednesday exuded confidence about his party forming the next government in Jammu and Kashmir. “Response of voters has enthused the cadres, who have galvanized themselves across the state to steer the party to victory,” Omar said, while addressing party workers at Khada Madana here this evening. He attributed huge turnout in the first phase to the turnar...
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Omar files papers from Sonwar
Div Com faces inconvenience due to tight security measures
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, Nov 26: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today filed his nomination papers for Sonwar assembly constituency under very tight security cover. It may be recalled here that Omar was heckled by people at the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex here some days back as he accompanied his party colleague Nasir Aslam Wani, who had filed his nomination papers for Amirakadal assembly constituency. Protest demonstrations were held against him an...
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India mounting pressure on Pak over 26/11 attacks
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Nov 26: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that New Delhi will build up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to ensure that the latter brings the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai are brought to justice and handed over to India. "The previous government had requested Pakistan to prosecute all the culprits behind the heinous attacks because this was an attack that was completely sponsored by Islamabad – there is ...
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EC notifies Phase-V LA polls in J&K
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Nov 26: Election Commission on Wednesday issued notification for holding the elections in 20 of the 87 assembly seats in the fifth and last phase of the five-stage assembly polls. The constituencies going to polls are Bani, Basohli, Kathua, Billawar, Hiranagar(SC) in Kathua District and Nagrota, Gandhinagar, Jammu East, Jammu West, Bishnah, R S Pura(SC), Suchetgarh, Marh, Raipur Domana (SC), Akhnoor and Chhamb (SC) in Jammu District and ...
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PAC finds faults in Kashmir rail-link project for poor planning
Says it caused loss of Rs 3,200 cr
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI, Nov 26: The Public Accounts Committee has pulled up Indian Railways for lack of proper planning and inordinate delay leading to steep escalation of cost in its failure to complete the Katra-Qazigund section of rail link in Jammu and Kashmir. The report was tabled in the Parliament on Wednesday. While lauding the decision of 292 kms Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramula Rail Link (USBRL) project as the “most important and challenging project tak...
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Omar presided over most corrupt regime in J&K: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 26: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that Omar Abdullah has no moral authority to talk about corruption as he not only presided over the most corrupt regime in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, but is himself under scrutiny for promoting political corruption in the State. “National Conference (NC) is the fountainhead of corruption and it will only need an honest investigation of allegations a...
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OTHER STORIES
Poonch to be made `Gateway of Kashmir’
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Nov 26: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said his dream was to make Poonch “Gateway of Kashmir.” While addressing election rallies, Mufti termed opening of points on LoC as most significant CBM since 1947. He said that opening of Uri-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawlakote roads liberated people of Jammu and Kashmir from siege which they had been facing after partition of the country. Reminding the people a...
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Omar targets BJP, Cong for ‘spreading falsehood’
KT NEWS SERVICE
VIJAYPUR, (SAMBA), Nov 26: Targetting BJP, for what he said, its double standard and brazen attempt to mislead people by narrating false tales, the working president, National Conference and the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday expressed surprise over the ignorance of party (BJP) and its leadership about the ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir. He also castigated Congress and its leadership for attempting to take credit for all the good...
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NC releases election manifesto
Party sticks to stand on autonomy, AFSPA revocation
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 26: National Conference (NC) today released its election manifesto, reiterating the party's traditional stand on issues like Article 370, revocation of AFSPA and autonomy. The manifesto was released at a function at party headquarters here. Senior leaders Ali Mohammad Sagar, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Nasir Aslam Wani and Junaid Azim Matoo released the manifesto. Describing Article 370 as the "foundation" of the state...
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Tufail Matoo case
HC gives 12 weeks to Crime Branch to complete probe
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 26: The High Court has given 12 weeks to Crime Branch (CB) Kashmir to complete investigations into Tufail Matoo killing case. As the matter came up for hearing, the CB sought further time to complete the investigations. Justice D S Thakur who heard the matter granted 12 weeks to complete the investigations. Tufail, a teenager was returning home from school tuitions on June 11, 2010 when a teargas shell hit him on the head near Ga...
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282 human lives lost in J&K floods, landslides
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI, Nov 26: As per the information received from the Jammu & Kashmir government, 282 humans and 61,326 cattle have been lost, 6.48 lakh hectares cropped area affected and 2.53 lakh houses have been reported damaged due to floods/ landslides during 2014. This was stated by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha today. With regard to the relief, it is mentioned that state governments concerned are initially require...
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Chopra murder case takes new turn
Court orders for DNA profiling of accused, action against delinquent officers
JAMMU, Nov 26 (JNF): In a much publicized Chopra family murder case which took place on September 18, 2006 killing five persons, Principal Sessions Judge Jammu took serious note of the investigation done by the then officers in a very casual manner and issued directions to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu. Principal Sessions Judge Jammu RS Jain observed that in the present case, allegations of the Investigating Agency is that accused...
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ECI takes exception to engagement of children in polls
JAMMU, Nov 20: The Election Commission of India has taken strong exception to the engagement of children in various election related activities and held the same as highly objectionable. According to circular issued by GAD here, it further held that no such insensitivity was shown by any political party anywhere in the country and that such violation of children’s right for any work connected with the election process like campaigning, carrying...
> AFSPA a matter for security agencies to decide: Jitendra
> 2 hideouts busted in Poonch, Rajouri
> NPP approaches EC against PDP MLA on ‘Hindu CM’ remark
> Pak violates truce at IB
> Darhal is now Congress mukt: Jugal
 
KASHMIR READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
HC issues notices to 38 schools
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: The High Court has issued notices to 38 schools to explain their stand with regard to charging fee from parents for September, when the state was hit by devastating floods. These schools have been asked to file their response within two weeks. The notice was issued by the High Court’s registrar after the amicus curie informed the court about his recommendations. On November 17, the court had asked state government and managem...
> Mehbooba condemns grenade attack at PDP rally
> Yawar files nomination papers in Rafiabad
> Misgar NC’s new candidate for Anantnag
> Soz, Raj Babbar address poll rallies
> Al-Umar calls for election boycott
 
 
EDITORIAL READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
Misreading brisk polling
The high voter turnout in the first phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir may indeed be marginally higher than the turnout witnessed in all recent elections, and a surprise turn of events coming less than three months after the state, especially the Valley, was shaken by the worst ever floods. But it would be flawed to both call it historic or deem it to be a plebiscite in favour of India, as is being analysed by the media. There may be a huge gap...
> BJP's centralised power mechanism
> Opportunity in Saarc summit
> Secret hoards in tax havens
> Shaky BJP eyes the Valley, RSS infusion spells dangers beyond imagination - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Arms and faultering godmen
 
OPINION READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
Ukraine Cock-Up
By Gwynne Dyer
This is what former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kiev, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the crisis. It was recorded by a Lithuanian television crew, eavesdropping on the conversation with a directional mike, at the European Union summit in Vilnius where Yanukovych announced that he was not going to sign an EU-Ukraine trade deal. "The economic...
> Grab that Peace..! - By Robert Clements
> Promises made to Kashmir - By Kuldip Nayar
> Are you an idiot? - By Robert Clements
> A million mutinies among the believers - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Don't let the TV break down..! - By Robert Clements
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
Brutalized, marginalized, imprisoned and forgotten
By Humra Quraishi
Last week's this particular news report hit - 53 % of the prison population in India is that of Muslims, Dalits and Tribals. Shocking! For two reasons - for one, these three communities are the most disadvantaged and stand deprived on every possible front. And then, these high numbers of the imprisoned Muslims and Dalits and Tribals do not stand proportionate with their population - population of the Muslims and Dalits and Tribals is 39% in the ...
> Reviving the social fabric - By M. Ashraf
> An election log - By Mufti Jameel Farooq
> After their nude protest, Manipuri mothers want another 'Women's agitation' - By Anjulika Thingnam
> The sinister plot to abrogate Article 370 - By Ishaq begh
> Modi's election plan in Kashmir: Power usurping the people - By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
 
LETTERS READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
Rising crimes against women, children
Dear Editor, The dismal scenario, where in the graph of crime cases particularly against women and children, is rising to an alarming extent, demands latest techniques of investigation for speedy disposal of crime cases. The investigating agencies need further improvement in their working by adopting latest techniques. Even among crime cases, cyber crimes have emerged as a bigger challenge for the investigators who generally seem to be ill-equ...
> Questionable selection procedure
> Democracy or dynasty rule
> Railway austerity
> Prasar Bharti should abolish free time to political parties
> Lower freight & fares
 
 
INDIA READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
Why wasn't Manmohan Singh examined, court asks CBI
NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (Agencies): The CBI was today asked by a Special Court as to whether it has examined former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was then holding coal portfolio, during its probe in the coal blocks allocation scam case involving top industrialist KM Birla, former coal secretary P C Parakh and others. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar asked the agency, "Don't you think examination of the then coal minister was necessary in the ma...
> No enhancement of compensation to 1984 riot victims: Govt
> Bill to simplify Labour Law moved in RS
> Ishrat Jahan Case: Court notice to CBI on bail plea of suspended cop
> Manjhi terms no entry remark on Union Mins 'Sweet Joke'
> Police deny permission for 'Kiss of Love' in Bengaluru
 
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SAARC: India terms terrorism as biggest challenge for region
KATHMANDU, Nov 25 (Agencies): Identifying terrorism as the biggest challenge facing the region, India today called for a "collective response" by SAARC to deal with the menace while pitching for 3Cs - Culture, Commerce and Connectivity - for deeper integration for peace and prosperity in South Asia. Addressing the SAARC Foreign Ministers meeting here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly emphasised on improving road, rail, sea and a...
> Will talk to SAARC member states for China's membership: Nepal
> Speculations of Modi-Sharif meeting on sidelines of SAARC Summit
> Suicide blast at volleyball game: toll rises to 57
> Hillary Clinton would be 'a Great President': Obama
> Journos move SC over attack on media persons in Hisar
 
 
SPORTS READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
J&K to play Ranji matches away from home
JAMMU, Nov 25: Jammu & Kashmir will play all their Ranji Trophy league stage games away from home. The decision was taken since the infrastructure in the state is damaged due to the major floods in September and will not be repaired in time before the Ranji season concludes. "We have informed the BCCI that none of our regular grounds will be in condition to host any of our home games this season, so we will have to play all our matches away fro...
> Distt Jammu Judo championship held
> MHAC School clinches Coca-cola Cup
> Cricket tourney organises in Reasi
> Tawi Trekkers to hold adventure cum heritage programme
> Jr Nationals kabaddi trials from Nov 27
 
BUSINESS READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
Govt prepared for discussion on black money: BJP
NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (Agencies): Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP today sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on it. "We are committed and sincere to bring back black money from abroad. Government is fully prepared for a discussion on black money. We are fully prepared to present the facts on the efforts to bring back black money," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Raji...
> Much-awaited DDA housing scheme draw underway
> 'Palpable change in mood of international business community towards India'
> Sensex, Nifty rise to new peaks on global stimulus, reform hopes
> SEBI seeks trade data for ING Vysya shares prior to Kotak deal
> Kotak expects major global cooperation boost from ING deal
 
 
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