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Amarnath yatra
First batch of pilgrims to leave today
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jun 27: The first batch of Amarnath pilgrims will leave from here tomorrow amid tight security arrangements, for the holy cave shrine situated at an altitude of 14000 feet in Anantnag district of Kashmir. Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh will flag off the first batch from Bhagwati Nagar based Yatri Niwas base camp here. “Pilgrims from different parts of the country have arriving at the base camp and the first batch will leave from...
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Kashmir solution
Initiate dialogue with all stakeholders: Sri Mumtaj
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 27: Andhra Pradesh-based spiritual guru Sri M (Mumtaj Ali Khan) has requested the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a dialogue with all stake holders, including separatists and Pakistan to end the violence in Jammu and Kashmir. “The issue of Kashmir is a complex one. I believe, there certainly exists a solution to it through dialogue. The need of the hour is to engage in a religious coalition and indu...
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Rajnath reviews J&K security
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jun 27: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a security review meeting in the wake of the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra here, which will commence from June 29. Home Secretary, Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Joint Secretary Kashmir and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials were present in the meeting. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the Amanath Yatra is on the radar of Pa...
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Satellites, drones to monitor Amarnath yatra: DG CRPF
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jun 27: Asserting that all security arrangements are in place, Special DG CRPF S N Srivastva today said that satellites and drones would monitor 40-day long annual Amarnath Yatra starting from here tomorrow. “Foolproof security arrangements are made for this year’s yatra and there is no compromise on security part,” Srivastva told media persons here this afternoon while taking a stock of arrangements made at the Bhagwati Nagar based Yatr...
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Militants may target yatra: IG Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jun 27 (Agencies): Militants are planning to target 100 policemen and as many pilgrims participating in the Amarnath Yatra which will begin from Jammu tomorrow amid the "highest- ever multi-tier security setup", according to intelligence reports. “Intelligence input received from SSP Anantnag reveals that terrorists have been directed to eliminate 100 to 150 pilgrims and about 100 police officers and officials,” IGP Kashmir Zone Mune...
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‘These people belong to BJP, RSS’
Hashmi returns NMR award against DySP’s lynching
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 27: Condemning the brutal lynching of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayoub Pandith by a mob, Human Rights Activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her award National Minority Rights (NMR) award saying the spreading 'Talibanisation' in society is a matter of concern. "I am angry with this government. The government is doing some incidents by own and some are being outsourced. These people be...
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‘No order for summer vacation in Kashmir’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: The government today denied having announced summer vacation in educational institutions in the Kashmir valley. Director School Education, Dr G N Itoo stated that the department has issued no such order. “We have no announced summer vacation in school,” Itoo told. The news about closing of schools in Kashmir for summer vacation from July 1 to July 18 is being circulated on social media, including What's app, and is being att...
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2nd day of Eid peaceful in Valley
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: After yesterday’s clashes at several parts, the second day of Eid today passed off peacefully across the Valley. With the improvement in situation, the Eid related hustle bustle increased. Large number of people came out of their houses, visited their relatives and friends to greet them. Huge rush could be seen at public parks and Mogul Gardens and other tourist spots also. Families moved out for picnics and children enjoyed ...
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OTHER STORIES
Amarnath Yatra Very high threat perception: BSF
DGKOLKATA, Jun 27 (Agencies): Noting that threat perception for the Amarnath Yatra this year was very high, BSF DG K K Sharma today said that the BSF and security forces were well-prepared to ensure that the yatra passed off peacefully. “The situation is very tense this year. This time there is a high level of threat perception. We have taken all precautions regarding deployment of forces and our commandos,” Sharma told reporters on the sidelin...
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Offer Eid greetings to Mehbooba: People continue visiting CM residence
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: On the second Eid today, large number of people from different walks of life and from across the state continued to visit chief minister’s residence here to personally convey Eid greetings to chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti. Among the prominent visitors included public representatives, legislators, social activists, media persons, political leaders, etc. The chief minister received the visitors warmly, shared Eid greetings wit...
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US, India call on Pak to stop terror attacks from its soil
WASHINGTON, Jun 27 (Agencies): Sending out a strong message to Pakistan, India and the US today urged the country to ensure that its territory is not used to launch cross-border terror strikes and to “expeditiously” bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump also vowed to strengthen efforts to fight terrorism and eliminate safe havens for terrorists. “Eli...
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Don’t play politics over GST: Jaitley
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jun 27: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today asked the Congress to refrain from indulging in politics over GST launch, saying all decisions with regard to the new tax regime were taken unanimously by the GST Council. The GST Council, he said, is the first federal institution which is chaired by the Union finance minister and has representatives from all states. The government is planning to launch Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the ...
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Indo-US joint statement disappointing, old hat: Cong
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jun 27: Congress on Tuesday flayed the India-US joint statement, terming it as "disappointing and old hat" that lacked "new or big ideas" in the relationship between the two countries. In response, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu said the Congress "deliberately refuses to see and believe" the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US due to "sheer jealousy" and "guilt of lost opportuni...
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Pak: Global terrorist tag for Salahudin unjustified
Reiterates support for ‘Kashmiris right to self-determination’
ISLAMABAD, Jun 27 (Agencies): Pakistan on Tuesday described as "completely unjustified" the US designation of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist and reiterated its "political, diplomatic and moral support" for the Kashmiri people's "right to self-determination." A statement issued by the foreign office a day after the US declared Salahuddin a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" said the "indigenous struggle of Ka...
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Minor reshuffle in Police
JAMMU, June 27: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in the police department here. Rajesh Kumar IPS, IGP Railways, J&K has been transferred and posted as Director SSG J&K vice S Ahfadul Mujtaba, IPS. Mubarak Ahmed Ganaie, IPS , IGP Armed Kashmir has been transferred and posted as IGP Railways, J&K vice Rajesh Kumar IPS. S Ahfadul Mujtaba, IPS, Director SSGJ&K has been transferred and posted as IGP Armed Kashmir vice Mubarak Ahm...
> Kovind visiting J&K tomorrow
> Targami, Rafi Mir condemn lynching of police officer
> Governor rule is only way out to restore peace: Bhim
> Ware House traders support GST regime from July 1
> Parliament can save J&K from further death & destruction: Bhim
 
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Teenager killed, 4 injured in road accident
SRINAGAR, Jun 27: A teenage girl was killed and four others in a road accident near zero point at Zojila on Srinagar-Leh highway last evening. The mishap occurred when a sumo in which they were travelling went turtle. Police said five persons on a picnic met with an accident near zero point Zojila resulting in serious injuries to all of them. The injured were shifted to SKIMS Soura where a teenaged girl, Jawhara, daughter of Abdul Gaffar Mir...
> Mirwaiz thanks Khamenei for Support to ‘Kashmir struggle’
> No SOP violation, an act of God, says company
> Eid-ul- Fitr today
> Vohra, Mehbooba greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr
> Smart Cities status to ensure planned, holistic development of twin capital cities: Dy CM
 
 
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Abuse of power
At a time when free media in India is under severe threat and a vast section of the media has willingly and voluntarily allowed itself to become the lapdog of the powerful and influential, the curious case of two reputed journalists arrested on basis of privilege motion passed by Karnataka state legislature further adds to the anxieties and worries of media persons struggling against the multiple pressures, intimidations, threats and machination...
> Gruesome tragedy in Gulmarg
> Beyond condemnation
> Lynching mobs, repressive regime and glamourisation of war! - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Peanut benefits for farmers
> For the love of game
 
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Rajasthan's Neo-Nazis show their contempt for the poor - In Yellow
By Soumya Dutta
Are part of the country ruled by the rightist BJP governments going back to Nazi Germany of the late 1930s and early 1940s? It was at that time that the fascist regime of Hitler forcibly introduced the humiliating identifying mark of the Yellow Star - called the Star of David - to be worn by all Jews in its territories. This was not only to humiliate them, to put them down in the society, but was also a prelude to isolate, persecute and finally ...
> Carrying a heavy load..! - By Robert Clements
> Is Tajmahal not a part of Indian Culture? - By Ram Puniyani
> Afraid of My Lunchbox..! - By Robert Clements
> Between 'tryst with destiny' and 'tryst with chaos' - By K Raveendran
> Balance your life..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Dalit vs Dalit: Nitish may have won a round, but lost the match
By Arun Srivastava
Dalit versus Dalit. The battle line has finally been drawn. While the Opposition's pick Meira Kumar will challenge the NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind with the motto to strengthen and uphold secular values, on his part Kovind will facilitate Sangh to reinvent itself and usher the country into a new polity with a distinct Hindutva super-structure. A nasty controversy has erupted on the issue of Nitish Kumar breaking away from the Opposition rank an...
> Power For All - By Dhurjati Mukherjee
> BJP versus the rest for 2019 is not a reality yet - By Satish Misra
> Opposition parties bat for Meira Kumar to embarrass Nitish Kumar - By Lalit Sethi
> Modi to reshape India-US relations, vying for Trump heart - By Subrata Majumder
> Loan waivers no panacea for farm sector ills - By Anjan Roy
 
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Employees, the brand ambassadors for BOI
Dear Editor, Bank of India’s Executive Director Neelam Damodharan took over charge as Executive Director of Bank of India on 16th February, 2017 visited Gujarat recently. During his recent visit in Gujarat, he addressed the staff members of BOI in town hall meeting. Bank of India has taken a number of initiatives in a host of areas spanning from increasing the Customer base, enlarging the International footprint to delivering on the Social res...
> ID proof must for complaints against govt.
> Travel-Allowance bills of Meira Kumar
> Re: GST -MRP Rules
> Bilingual passports now in Hindi
> RTI response on Meira Kumar
 
 
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‘US declaration on Salahuddin may choke his funding’
NEW DELHI, Jun 27: Welcoming United States move to declare Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, Union Home Secretary Rajeev Mehrishi on Tuesday said the move would affect the former's funding and movement. "The United States' stance is correct. He (Salahuddin) is a terrorist, and therefore, he has been declared so. Post declaration, we can expect some impact on his movement and funding. That might help. Otherwise, he is ...
> SC refuses interim order against Centre's notification on Aadhaar
> Convict dies after women constables insert lathi inside her private parts for complaining about missing ration
> Meira Kumar thanks Opposition parties for support, vows to uphold democratic values, end caste structure
> In fresh warning to India, al Qaeda says will target those who kill 'Kashmiri brothers'
> Case against Kashmiri student for `pro-Pak' Facebook comment
 
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India's opposition can hit CPEC in short run, warns Chinese media
Beijing, June 27 (Agencies): The construction of the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor may be hit in the short run due to India's objections but if Beijing and Islamabad are firm about their cooperation, they can dispel New Delhi's doubts, a report in state-run Chinese media said. India is protesting against the CPEC as it passes through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) "Some people believe obstruction by India may become a stu...
> 'India-US alliance to check China's rise will be catastrophic'
> Bilateral relations between India, Netherlands are very strong: PM
> 'Wake up, the most important PM of world is coming' Israeli Daily's description of Modi's forthcoming visit
> India, US to cooperate against JeM, LeT, ask Pak to rein in terror group
> No taint on my govt in three years: PM
 
 
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Son of the soil, Lt Col Jamwal, scales Mt Denali
JAMMU, June 27: Lieutenant Colonel, Ranveer Singh Jamwal, son of the soil has added another feather to his cap by scaling the highest peak of the North America—Mt Denali. Lt Col Jamwal, who hails from village Badhori in Samba district has the distinction of scaling the Mount Everest thrice and is internationally acclaimed mountaineer. He was the team leader of the Indian Army Expedition Team to Mount Everest when the powerful earthquake struc...
> Monica to represent J&K in World bodybuilding championships
> Captain can't change decision once announced at the toss : MCC
> Benia lifts 6th Panya Kesari Dangal title 2017
> Jammu's Manik finds berth in National Hockey Academy
> KCSC Jr, Rainawari Club win opening ties
 
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CAIT exhorts Mehbooba to implement GST in J&K from July 1
NEW DELHI, Jun 27 (Agencies): Traders’ body CAIT today urged Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to implement GST from July 1, saying failure to do so will be detrimental to the state’s economy and its industry will suffer. In a letter to Mufti, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) highlighted the disadvantages accruing to Jammu and Kashmir from non-adoption of Goods and Services Tax. “When the entire country is under GST ...
> Ajit Doval saved Modi from likely embarrassment in US
> 39 IAS officers under scanner for alleged corruption: DoPT
> Implement GST from Jul 1, Jaitley writes to Mehbooba
> Arun Jaitley asks detractors of Modi government to introspect
> Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions
 
 
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