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Focus now shifts to counting of votes, poll results
SRINAGAR, Dec 21: After the polling and exist polls, the focus has now completely shifted towards the counting of votes and subsequent assembly election result on December 23. The exit polls have projected a hung assembly with PDP as the single largest party. For obvious reasons the National Conference (NC) leadership has in a way refused to accept the exit polls. No party head would like his party at a very weak position in an exit poll. The r...
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Political parties not to hold victory processions
Flood devastation, Peshawar massacre are reasons
SRINAGAR, Dec 21: In the wake of devastating September floods in Jammu and Kashmir and recent massacre of more than a hundred children in Peshawar, political parties in the state have decided not to hold any victory processions. Reports said divisional commissioner Kashmir Rohit Kansal had shot a letter to all the Deputy Commissioners on Saturday asking them to hold meeting with representatives of different political parties regarding victory c...
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J&K Cong terms exit poll results baseless, unscientific
JAMMU, Dec 21: Flaying the exit polls which have predicted a washout of the Congress in the just concluded state assembly elections, the party today termed these results as "baseless and unscientific". Congress spokesperson Salman Nizami said the exit polls were an attempt to mislead the people of the state and demoralise the party's candidates and workers. "The morning of December 23 will be a new dawn for the party, when people will get to k...
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Section 144 CrPC in, around counting halls
SRINAGAR, Dec 21: The administration has decided to adopt multi-tier security arrangements and impose prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC in and around all the counting centers. Divisional commissioner Kashmir Rohit Kansal said that all required steps have been taken to maintain law and order near the strong room at the counting centre. “All the Deputy Commissioners have been instructed to make the arrangements for the day in accordance w...
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Minor girl dies of burn injuries in Reasi
REASI, Dec 21: A minor girl died after she suffered 100 percent burn injuries under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Reasi Sunday evening. According to police, Shweta Gill, 17, daughter of Ashok Gill, resident of Ward No 2, Christian Colony, Reasi suffered 100 percent burn injuries under mysterious circumstances at her residence and died on the spot. Following the incident, she was immediately rushed to the District Hospital Reasi w...
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CBI to soon file final report in Srinagar Defence land scam
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (Agencies): CBI will soon file its final report in the alleged irregularities in the sale of land near the high-security Srinagar airport worth crores of rupees by the then Defence Estates Officer Ajay Chowdhury and others. CBI sources said here the agency has almost completed its investigation in the matter in which serious violations of rules and regulations have been observed which will be put in the final report. Chowdhur...
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Yasin begins hunger strike
SRINAGAR, Dec 21: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today began indefinite hunger strike against the alleged atrocities perpetuated’against people of Kashmir and especially residents of Maisuma. In a statement JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakshi said. Malik, who is undergoing treatment at SKIMS under detention, decided to go on indefinite hunger strike. "Yasin sahib is undergoing treatment for kidney problem at the SKIMS Soura. But despit...
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BSF recovers fake currency of Rs 3.99 lakhs in R S Pura
JAMMU, Dec 21: Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday recovered Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of face value Rs 399000 during a search operation along International Border in R S Pura sector of Jammu. According to official sources, on specific information, BSF troops in the AOR of Border Out Post (BOP) Kharkola carried out extensive search close to International Border in R S Pura sector this evening at 1645 hrs. “During search, the troops fou...
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Sagar rejects exit poll results
SRINAGAR, Dec 21: While out rightly rejecting the exit poll results, senior National Conference leader and Minister for Rural Development in the outgoing government, Ali Mohamamd Sagar today said the results will throw surprises on December 23. “We out rightly reject exit poll as it is baseless and a conspiracy against the NC. In the past we have seen how exit polls suggested that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP will win just three seats in Delhi electio...
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And here comes Chillai Kalaan in valley with the bone chilling cold
SRINAGAR, Dec 21: The coldest phase of the winter season in Kashmir valley ‘Chillai Kalaan’ started from today. The 40 day long period of Chillai Kalaan is believed to be the harshest part of the winter season which brings with it the bone chilling cold with temperatures plunging several degrees below the freezing point. Pertinently valley receives most of the snowfall during Chillai Kalaan which begins from December 21 till January 31. Over th...
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Kashmir to have rain, snowfall in two days
Severe cold, fog add to winter chill in Jammu
JAMMU, Dec 21: Rain and snowfall are expected in the Kashmir Valley during the next two days. The weather office said today “We are expecting rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of the valley Dec 22-23.” “The night temperature has improved after more than a week though it continues to remain below the freezing point in the valley and Ladakh region,” he said. The minimum temperature rose to minus 1.8 in Srinagar Sunday again...
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Over 56 kg heroin seized, 2 held in Poonch
POONCH, Dec 21: Poonch police arrested two persons and seized over 56 kg heroin, worth over Rs 56 Crore in the international market, from their possession when they were on their way to Jammu in a private load carrier Saturday night. According to SSP Poonch, J S Johar, Shakeel Ahmed, son of Fayaz Mohammed and Mohammed Rafi, son of Sher Mohammed, both the residents of Danna Duiyan of tehsil Mandi in district Poonch, were arrested last night arou...
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Criminal booked under PSA in Mendhar
MENDHAR, Dec 21: Mendhar police Sunday booked a notorious criminal/burglar under Public Safety Act (PSA) for three months. SDPO Mendhar, Surinder Chowdhary, while talking to KTNS, informed that Tahir Hussain Shah, son of Baghdad Hussain Shah, resident of Rahila Gohlad of tehsil Mendhar in district Poonch, who was booked under PSA, was sent to District Jail Poonch. “Shah was history-sheeter and was involved in many burglaries. Many stolen ite...
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People hold protests against power tariff hike in Bhalesa
Firdous khanday
GANDOH, Dec 21: The unprecedented hike in power tariff led to massive protests against the Power Development Department (PDD) in Gandoh Bhalesa. People from Chilly, Gandoh,Changa,Batyas, Kallugasar, protest in Tehsil Headquarter Gandoh demanded Revoke the Electricity Charges, The protesters demanded that the increase in power tariff be revoked immediately. The protesters alleged that the PDD resorted to frequent power cuts and termed the re...
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10 mines explode in Poonch forest fire
POONCH, Dec 18: More than 10 land mines exploded whereas forest produce worth lakhs was turned into ashes after fire broke out at Line of Control (LoC) in Sawjian area of Poonch. Official reports said that mysterious fire broke out in more than 5 hectares of evergreen forest enclosure at Sawjian area of Mandi tehsil in Poonch district today this morning at around 10.30 AM causing huge losses to forest produce. The reason behind the fire was not...
> Weather plays spoilsport
> CEO gets relief in appointments case
> 478 MCC violation complaints received, 248 disposed-off: Narula
> HC restrains J&K govt from issuing further SRO
> Over 1 Lakh 16 thousand cases disposed in National Lok Adalats
Rape accused attacks police with grenade, cop injured
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: A police constable was injured when a person accused of rape hurled grenade towards the police party when the latter approached him for summon execution today. Superintendent of Police (SP) Kupwara said that constable Ghulam Hassan of Dragmulla police post was injured when a person accused of rape hurled a grenade towards the police party. Ghulam Qadir Dar, resident of Bumhama, Kupwara was accused of rape and an FIR was regis...
> Vote for PDP: APSCC
> Minor murdered in South Kashmir
> HC to initiate contempt proceedings against encroachers
> Militant killed in encounter: Army
> Searches in Poonch after suspicious movements
Controversial 'Ghar Wapsi'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on vital questions concerning communal threats from members of the Sangh Parivar, including his own ministers is a tacit approval of them. It would be strange that the otherwise voracious talker, who has been lacing his speeches with the slogan of development and 'sabka vikaas' should find neither the reason, nor the time to come down vehemently on something that concerns the lives of minorities of the coun...
> From 9/11 to 16/12: Failures in dealing with terror - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Outsourcing public assets
> Mission 44 to Mission 20
> Mayhem in Peshawar
> No to wars, yes to child rights
Parivar's Re-Conversion Offensive
By Praful Bidwai
The Sangh Parivar has made a habit out of raking up divisive issues which most people thought were settled at the time of Indian Independence or shortly thereafter. For instance, India adopted Parliamentary democracy in preference to the presidential system after much debate. But the unitarian, pro-centralisation Bharatiya Janata Party has always been partial to the presidential form despite its unsuitability for a huge and diverse country like ...
> Good enough to vote..! - By Robert Clements
> Meet the fearless female fighters of Rajasthan - By Abha Sharma
> The Lessons from Peshawar - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Pakistan's terror sitcom - By Ayesha Siddiqa
> They did Not Die In Vain..! - By Robert Clements
Peshawar Carnage-A Bitter lesson for Pakistan Army. Will it learn?
By B.L Saraf
In a horrendous terror attack on humanity, hundreds of innocent school children lost lives in the bloody alleys of APS Peshawar, Pakistan. The carnage shook international community and evoked worldwide condemnation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and people of India mourned the tragedy, no less. In an ironical sequence, a number of scholarly and well researched books, on the conduct and modus operandi of Pakistan elite and its Army, hit the...
> Black money leads to black politics - By Dr Munish Kumar Raizada
> Collapsing World Order - By Shivaji Sarkar
> The identity of a modern Kashmiri Woman - By Manisha Sobhrajani
> Unlocking the treasures of vernacular lit - By Venkat Parsa
> Post Chhattisgarh, Rural Women in Uttar Pradesh Reject Sterilisation - By Tarannum
Welcome Cabinet Decision on GST
Dear Editor, It refers to yet other reformative step by Union Cabinet in clearing Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods & Service Tax (GST) aimed not only to raise revenue and boost growth, but also for ensuring uniform and same price-structure for various commodities for consumers throughout the country. It is grossly unfair that consumers in different states have to pay prices with wide gap due to different rates of state and local taxes. Ho...
> Lower Bus/Matador fares
> Controversy on renaming Delhi
> Cleanliness begins with self
> Tributes to Gyanchandani
> Some political Presidents misused highest post
3 killed, 4 injured in IED blast
IMPHAL, Dec 21 (Agencies): Three labourers were killed and four others seriously injured in a powerful IED blast in Imphal today. Police said the IED planted by the roadside near Imphal market exploded killing three labourers and injuring four others. The labourers, all non-Manipuris, had gathered for tea in Khoyathong area, which is about one km away from Imphal city police office in the main market complex when the IED exploded around 6 AM. ...
> VHP re-converts 30 Christians in Kerala in 'Home Coming'
> Hindu values will be restored in the country: VHP
> Opposition not ready for debate on conversion: Prasad
> No one can derail Modi govt's development agenda: Shah
> Khattar to announce schemes on 'Good Governance Day'
Pak executes 4 more terrorists on death row
LAHORE, Dec 21 (Agencies): Four more death-row convicts were executed today in Pakistan for their involvement in an attack on former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf after the country lifted a ban on the death penalty following last week's deadly Taliban attack on a Peshawar school. Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi, Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed were hanged at the district jail in Faisalabad in Punjab province, two...
> Australian mother charged with murder of 8 children
> Pak in deep mourning over Peshawar school attack
> Sharif announces national plan to combat terrorism
> PETA names former SC Judge 'Man of the Year'
> Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list
Rasool fifty steers J&K to 266 for 6 against Baroda
JAMMU, Dec 21: All-rounder Parveez Rasool struck an unbeaten half-century as Jammu and Kashmir put up a decent batting performance to reach 266 for six in their first innings of the Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match against Baroda today. Put into bat by Baroda, the visitors' top order put up a steady performance and even though wickets fell at regular interval, the team was comfortably placed at the end of the opening day. For Baroda, left-a...
> J&K team to leave for Jr National Volleyball Championship today
> Political rallies leave only cricket ground in Srinagar damaged
> JU beats HP University Shimla
> People are praying for my health and God with me how can I miss "another 20": Hanif Mohd
> Indian team management not registering complaint for getting poor net-practice wickets
FimMin asks PSBs to submit capital raising plans
NEW DELHI, Dec 21 (Agencies): The Finance Ministry has asked all public sector banks to submit capital raising plans following the Cabinet approval to reduction in government's stake in state-run lenders to 52 per cent. "Banks have been asked to make a detail presentation of the capital requirement over the next five years to meet Basel III norms," sources said. The fresh presentation would take into account latest first half year results and ...
> Lone ranger Rajan fights for RBI autonomy amid rate cut rants
> SEBI makes fresh bid to find Sahara investors eligible for refunds
> No tender issued to buy VVIP choppers: Parrikar
> Make tax evasion serious crime for black money info: SIT
> PM should be arrested for Sahara Scam: Mamata threatens protests
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