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ISIS creeping into J&K a matter of concern: Lt Gen Hooda
Concerned over attacks on mobile, towers, company offices
KARGIL, July 26: “The attacks on mobile towers and mobile company offices are a matter of concern for Army as well as for public and we are closely monitoring it”. This was stated by Lt Gen Hooda Commander Northern Command while interacting with the media at Drass War Memorial on the last day of the Kargil Vijay Diwas. Replying to a question related to hoisting of ISIS flags in the valley, he told that ISIS is a terrible organization, but ther...
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‘Army's capabilities have grown’
DRASS, July 26: Army today said its capabilities have grown "exponentially" since the Kargil war and the force was confident of dealing with any kind of situation on the borders with Pakistan and China. "We are fully confident on both the borders. There used to be only a brigade before the Kargil war. Now there is a full division. "Readiness has improved many manifold and similarly, with the counter-terrorism grid, measures have been put in pl...
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'Army facing shortage of ammunition'
DRASS, July 26: Army today acknowledged that there was a shortage of ammunition, but said the government was seized of the matter and attempts were being made to address the issue. "See it has been reported in Parliament, there is some shortages of ammunition that exist and let’s not really direct it at any one or specific to one border. "The weaponry is common in the Indian Army but there are some shortages in some ammunition and there are ef...
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Soldiers, others contributed to Kargil victory: PM
NEW DELHI, Jul 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the valour and sacrifice of the Indian armed forces as was witnessed during the 1999 Kargil conflict, and said the war was not only fought on the border but every village and city contributed to it. "In Kargil, each of our soldier proved more than a 100 of the enemy. I salute the brave soldiers who thwarted the evil designs of the enemy without caring for their own lives. The Kargil w...
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Mysterious death of teenager triggers protests
Teargassing, violent clashes in Maisuma
SRINAGAR, July 26: Police fired smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge at Maisuma today to disperse demonstrators, who were protesting against the mysterious death of a teenaged boy. The protestors pelted stones on the cops and the clashes continued for several hours. The deceased was identified as 16-year old Owais Ahmad Fuffo son of Mohammad Ismail of Manderbagh Gawkadal. He was missing since Eid and his body was today recovered from river...
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Amarnath Yatra: Life returns to normal at Baltal base camp
SRINAGAR, July 26: Life has returned to normal at Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra after the cloud burst and flash floods on Friday night. Three persons were killed and 10 others injured there. Fifty tents and shops were also badly affected. Governor NN Vohra, chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), reviewed the current status of the restoration works which were being carried out to clear the enormous debris which had flowed downhil...
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AIIMS in Jammu
Mahila Congress demands resignations of Nirmal, Bali
JAMMU, Jul 26: J&K Congress women wing today demanded resignation of the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and the Forest Minister Bali Bhagat over the state government's "failure" to set up of an AIIMS in the Jammu region and held a protest demonstration against them and the coalition government in general, BJP in particular. "We demand that the resignation of the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Forest Minister Bali Bhagat for their fa...
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`Spare him from noose of death’
Jethmalani, Shatrughan among others plead Yaqub’s case
NEW DELHI, Jul 26(Agencies): Leaders of various parties including BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and its expelled MP Ram Jethmalani, eminent jurists and people from different walks of life on Sunday submitted a fresh petition to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to waive the death sentence of Mumbai blasts convict Yaqub Memon. In the new petition urging stay against imminent execution of Yaqub Abdul Razak Memon, the signatories claimed that t...
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Did Yakub return to India after understanding: Omar
JAMMU, July 26: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday joined the debate over capital punishment to Yakub Memon saying the critical question was whether the Mumbai blast convict returned to India on the back of an understanding. "One critical question did he (Memon) return from Pakistan on the back of an understanding and if he did, was this disclosed," Omar posted on micro-blogging site Twitter. He was reacting to a t...
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Traffic police strengthens clampdown on violators
Thousands of two wheelers seized
SRINAGAR, July 26: Department of traffic police continues its clampdown to curb the violations of traffic rules particularly by two wheeler riders across the city. SP traffic city Maqsood-ul-Zamaan revealed that around 1400 bikes were seized in past four days only from the riders found violating the rules particularly those riding without helmets. The drive which traffic department claims has witnessed immense response was started in the beg...
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Militant hideout busted in Kishtwar
JAMMU, Jul 26: Security forces today busted a militant hideout in Sinthan area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition. The hideout was found in Sinthan region of Pir Panjal Ranges in the mountainous district of Kishtwar by a joint team of Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police, a defence spokesman said. He said that acting on the tip-off from the sources about the likelihood of a hideout, troops...
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Citizens’ Forum seeks CBI inquiry into JKCA scam
JAMMU, Jul 26: Former State Treasurer PDP and President Citizen’s Forum R K Chadha has demanded a CBI inquiry in Rs. 113 crore JKCA scam. Forum requested the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to order a CBI inquiry in the JKCA scam saying Rs 42 crores out of Rs. 113 crore BCCI fund was meant for construction of a cricket stadium in Jammu. This amount was sent to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association ( JKCA) for promotion of cricket game in this ...
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15 bovines rescued in Reasi, 2 arrested
Police-public meet at Budhan
Devender Sharma
REASI, Jul 26: Reasi police Sunday rescued 15 bovines in two separate operations against the bovine smugglers and arrested two persons. According to the police, on July 25, a specific information was received at Police Station Chassana that some persons were on way towards Kashmir via Budhal Gora Batna Gali along with bovine animals without any legal permission and had reached near Sangur Baree Tar Lower Tulli Tehsil Chassana. On this, a Pol...
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AIIMS row: Mahila Congress demands resignation of Dy CM
JAMMU, July 26: Congress's women wing on Sunday demanded resignation of the Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and the Forest Minister Bali Bhagat over the state government's "failure" to set up of an AIIMS in the region. "We demand that the resignation of the Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Forest Minister Bali Bhagat for their failure to fulfil the commitment they had made with the people of Jammu in connection with t...
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Cartoon Corner
HC asks govt to file status report on corruption cases
JAMMU, July 21 (JNF): In Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting delay in granting sanction in corruption cases, Division Bench of the State High Court directed General Administration Department (GAD) to file a detailed status report within a period of four weeks reflecting steps taken by various departments pursuant to instructions and decisions taken by GAD with regard to the finalization of 147 departmental enquiries. In much publiciz...
> Jawan held with three 12 bore rifles
> Amarnath yatra resumes
> Zulfikar calls for replacing sub-standard grains
> JCO dies of cardiac arrest in Rajouri
> Pak hands over drowned civilian's body to BSF
PDP condemns attacks
SRINAGAR, July 24: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly condemned the grenade attack at Karan Nagar in Srinagar. In a statement, party General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir termed the incident inhuman and unfortunate and said the people behind it can’t be the friends of Kashmiris. Mir demanded the police should thoroughly investigate the incident and identify the perpetrators immediately. He said such incidents vitiate the peace atmosphere an...
> Srinagar yet to be made polythene free zone
> Srinagar-Ladakh road opened for traffic
> Amarnath Yatris’ death toll Reaches 23
> Mufti offers Friday nimaz at Hazratbal
> CM greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr
Stinking affairs of JJBs
The Supreme Court of India imposing a cost of Rs 25,000 on the central government for not filing response before it in matters relating to functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs) across the nation has taken the lid off the stinking affairs of this institution. In fact, the lackadaisical approach of the centre in dealing with such issues also speaks volumes about the functioning of the government and its agencies in dealing with some seriou...
> To hang Yakub Memon will be a collective folly - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Air pollution alarming
> Net neutrality in focus
> Mismatched optimism
> False prestige in space
An ugly scar on democracy
By Praful Bidwai
Today, the RSS can hide behind 'democracy', as Hitler did in 1933. But this is a degraded, communalised distortion of democracy, without equal rights for citizens, but charged with a bellicose ethno-religious identity. Hindutva militates against India's constitution, which defines citizenship in universal terms, independently of such identities - unlike the BJP and Shiv Sena. India's national election has produced the worst conceivable outcom...
> Stop being a crab..! - By Robert Clements
> It's time to treat transgenders as citizens - By Sujoy Dhar
> Sauce for goose is not sauce for gander - By Badri Raina
> The original sin of Yakub Memon - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> The Gate..! - By Robert Clements
BJP needs to cut its losses by action against accused
By Brij Bhardwaj
The ruling party in power at centre or in States over the years have refused to learn any lessons from history. The lesson is simple if a scam breaks out the best thing would be to cut losses by taking prompt action. Any delay or attempt to keep it under wraps only prolongs the agony and makes it more lethal in the long run. If there is need for surgery, one can not manage with medication. One can go back in history and find that this has been...
> One year later, Gaza rebuilding blocked - By Charlotte Silver
> Why Kejriwal is right about 'thulla' - By Sugato Hazra
> IMF report admits its policies not working - By Jon Queally
> Referendum for Delhi: More questions than answers - By Dr S Saraswathi
> Japan: Gutting Article 9 - By Gwynne Dyer
Rotary International and Lions Club International should take lead to stop menace
Dear Editor, It has become a fashion and trend of people from upper-middle and higher income groups to spend heavily on fancy wedding-invitation cards made of wood and cardboard worth several thousands of rupees each which are practically of no use. Rather those getting such invitation-cards pull out necessary portion of programme-details, and start pressurising their minds about utility of such apparently costly but useless remnants. Also cost...
> Hangings should be soon after rejection of time-bound decision on mercy-petitions
> Sab ka saath sab ka vikas!
> Great loss of public money
> It can happen only in India
> Greek tragedy
Soldiers, all villages, cities contributed to Kargil victory: PM
NEW DELHI, July 26 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the valour and sacrifice of the Indian armed forces as was witnessed during the 1999 Kargil conflict, and said the war was not only fought on the border but every village and city contributed to it. "In Kargil, each of our soldier proved more than a 100 of the enemy. I salute the brave soldiers who thwarted the evil designs of the enemy without caring for their own lives. ...
> Parade and hang Tiger Memon, not Yakub: Salman Khan
> Govt should show leniency as Yakub had surrendered: Wife
> Gross travesty of justice in Yakub Memon's case: Katju
> Salman's tweets over Yakub: Protests erupt in Maharashtra
> Vyapam whistle-blower's wife detained
Saudi-led airstrikes kill 120, deadliest in Yemen conflict
SANAA (YEMEN), July 26 (Agencies): Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said. Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced that it would start a five-day humanitarian pause today, just before midnight. The airstrikes late Friday hit workers' housing for a p...
> 14 killed in suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria
> Biblical text found on 1,500-yr old damaged scroll
> India need not worry about China's military expansion: Report
> Pak floods, rains kill 24 more people, toll reaches 46
> Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight
SUK holds Kargil marathon
KARGIL, July 26: Students Unions of Kargil organized Kargil Marathon to celebrate the 16th Anniversary of the OP Vijay, and more than 500 people participated from Kargil as well from outside Kargil. Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil Haji Hanifa Jan Flag off the Marathon at 7.30 Am from Council Secretariat Kurbathang and after covering 10 Km stretch concluded at Hussaini Park Kargil. Mansoor Mehdi and Jigmet Disket won the 10 Km Marathon i...
> ‘Sreesanth's lucky daughter to be named on Aug 19’
> Parvez Rasool: Lack of infrastructure and intent by administrators destroying J&K cricket
> IPL-6 Spot Fixing: All 36 accused including S. Sreesanth discharged by Delhi Court
> RR battalion organises Inter village volleyball tourney
> State Kyorugi, Poomsae Taekwondo Championship begins
Social commitment attracts best talent to Tata group: Rajan
MUMBAI, July 26 (Agencies): Tata Group's commitment to society, coupled with recently introduced volunteering programmes, have helped it attract good talent as youngsters appreciate the sense of purpose, its Chief Ethics Officer and Brand Custodian Mukund Rajan has said. "We find focusing on volunteering, focusing on pro bono, is making a bit more of an employer of choice perhaps more than we were in the past," Rajan said at an event on philant...
> India's holding of US government bonds touch $114 Bn in May
> IDFC gets RBI nod for starting banking operation
> Pachauri removed as TERI chief over sexual harassment charges
> Teesta's NGOs deny financial irregularities
> Land Bill unlikely in Monsoon Session
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