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Shutdown, clashes in Pulwama parts
Khunmoo gunfight ends with killing of 2 militants
ANANTNAG, Mar 16: The gunfight that had raged between government forces and militants on Thursday afternoon in Khunmoo area of Srinagar ended with the killing of two militants late last night. The killing of militants triggered shutdown and clashes at several places in district Pulwama. Two local militants were trapped in a cordon on Thursday afternoon after they had attacked the security guards of a BJP leader injuring his PSO Bilal Ahmad. ...
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Geelani rejects fresh offer of talks by Delhi: Hurriyat-G
SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) today said its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has rejected a fresh offer of talks by government of India. In a statement a spokesman said the offer was made by government of India through an intelligence bureau (IB) officer. Geelani while rejecting the offer termed all these attempts as futile, saying it is nothing more than a tactic” to buy time by New Delhi. Chief spokesperson G A Gulzar in a statem...
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Youth overpowered before he could throw grenade: Police
SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Police today claimed to have overpowered a person before he could lob a hand grenade on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama district. A police spokesman said this evening that at about 1.00 PM, a police party deployed for law and order duties on the national highway near Padgampora noticed a suspicious movement of a person who was subsequently asked to stop. However, when the suspected person was trying to get some...
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Sinha-led Concerned Citizens’ Group alarmed by situation, border shelling
JAMMU, Mar 16: The Concerned Citizens’ Group, led by former Union minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, that visited J&K has said that the situation in the Kashmir has deteriorated further and Jammu has become fragile. In its report, the group said that local politicians are trying to fan communal passion for political gains. “It was concerned that Jammu was being communalised for narrow political gains by certain political groups and forces....
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Train services remain suspended in S Kashmir
High speed Internet suspended in several areas
SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Train services remained suspended on Friday across south Kashmir. The officials revealed that no train was run from Budgam towards Qazigund and Banihal on Friday following the militant killings in an encounter on Thursday. The officials said that the service was suspended as a precautionary measure in the aftermath of the killing of local militants. They said fearing clashes the authorities ordered the suspension of train s...
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Arrested by NIA last year Kamran returns home
ANANTNAG, Mar 16: Kamran Yusuf, a photojournalist who had been arrested by National investigating agency in terror funding case six months ago returned home Tuesday evening after being bailed out by the Delhi court. Since early morning people from the village, relatives and journalists started thronging Kamran’s house in Tahab village to meet and express solidarity with him and his family. Kamran, an orphan is living with his mother Rubeena had...
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Mehbooba to host dinner for party ministers, legislators
Political dev, dropping of Drabu likely to be discussed
SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Days after Haseeb Drabu was dropped from the council of ministers over a controversial remark, Chief Minister Mehbboba Mufti has invited all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators tomorrow for dinner at her Gupkar residence. Sources within the PDP told that almost all the Ministers MLAs, MLCs of the party have been invited to attend the dinner to be hosted by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday evening. “Though a...
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CM throws open Hari Singh Park, unveils statue
JAMMU, Mar 16: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today threw open the newly developed Maharaja Hari Singh Park on Tawi banks in the winter capital. Spread over 43 kanals of land, the park has been developed at a cost of Rs. 4.72 crore and the main features of the project comprise aesthetically laid walking tracks, children swings, ornamental sheds, benches, dustbins, open air gym besides beautifully laid flower and rose gardens. Mehbooba Mufti we...
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Hashim Hussain disengaged as Addl AG
JAMMU, Mar 16: Government on Friday disengaged Hashim Hussain from his services as Additional Advocate General. According to the order vide number 1626-LD (A) of 2018, dated 16-03-2018, the government said that the services of Hashim Hussain, Additional Advocate General Srinagar are dispensed forthwith. The order reads that the Advocate General shall look after the litigation work of departments earlier assigned to Hashim Hussain till further ...
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DGP orders postings of 32 Dy SPs
JAMMU, Mar 16: Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid today ordered transfers and postings of the Deputy Superintendent of Police here today. Sahil Mahajan has been posted as DySP PC Srinagar against available vacancy. Sharad has been posted as DySP PC Srinagar against deputation Reserve Post of DySP. Dr Bhishm Dubey has been posted as DYSP PC Poonch against available post. Adil Mushtaq has been posted as DYSP PC Srinagar against Deputation Rese...
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Govt orders reshuffle in administration
JAMMU, Mar 16: The state government today transfers in the administration. Rita Koul, awaiting orders of posting in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department. Chand Singh, Junior Scale KAS officer of 2011 batch, presently awaiting orders of posting in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Under Secretary to the Government, School Education Dep...
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56 Pak nationals under detention in India: Centre to SC
NEW DELHI, Mar 16: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that 56 persons, believed to be Pakistani nationals who are under detention in India, are not being repatriated as the Pakistan government has not yet confirmed their nationality. Due this reason, these persons have been under detention in spite of completing their sentences or no offence having been made out against them, the government said. The issue of confirmation of their nationali...
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J&K cadre IPS officer dies of cardiac arrest
Guv, CM express grief
JAMMU, Mar 16: S R Samuel, an IPS officer of the J&K cadre has passed away today morning. The spokesman said Samuel was presently on a deputation to Government of India as Joint Development Commissioner MSME, passed away this morning after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest at New Delhi. Samuel had served various important posts which include SDPO Chrar-i-Sharief, ASP Jammu, AD SKPA Udhampur, SSP Leh and CO IRP 13th Bn. Meanwhile, Governor...
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Pak Army repatriates Indian porter
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Mar 16: Pakistani Army today repatriated one Indian national, who was apprehended by Pakistani Army at Nowshera. It is reliably learnt that a porter deployed with Indian Army was apprehended by Pakistani Army near LoC in Nowshera sector few months ago. Official sources said that Indian officials told their PaK counterparts that a porter has mistakenly crossed LoC and Pakistan troops apprehended him and started investigation about him. ...
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SKUAST-Jammu bags ICAR award
NEW DELHI, Mar 13: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology Jammu was awarded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for securing second position in PG Scholarships to its graduates under programme category Veterinary & Fisheries Science amongst the seventy-three Agricultural Universities across the country in a function organized here today. The award was presented by Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmer...
> Traffic restored on NH after 5 hrs
> 2 held with poppy straw in Udhampur
> 4 held; 6 bovines rescued in Udhampur
> Vohra for effective security of jails
> J&K people urged to maintain communal harmony
Farooq welcomes sacking of Drabu
SRINAGAR, March 13: Opposition National Conference (NC) on Tuesday welcomed the decision of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti of removing Dr Haseeb Drabu from her council of Ministers. Drabu’s recent statement that Kashmir is ‘not a political but social issue’ created storm in political arena of the state prompting chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to take the harsh decision. “Well what he said was condemned by every political party in one voice; he ...
> Train services restored
> Pollution hits dangerous level in Srinagar in winters: Study
> How a `crazy’ engineer solved Ladakh’s water crisis?
> Trooper commits suicide
> Rs 12 lakhs `seized’ from soldier at Leh airport
Messy affairs of airlines
Grounding of several aircrafts by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) belonging to two private airlines, Go-Air and Go-Indigo, resulting in cancellation of scores of flights on various routes causing inconvenience to passengers appears to be kneejerk reaction from the regulators. It also exposes the lack of planning and regulation process by the central government in checking the airworthiness of the aircrafts. This and other steps tak...
> Alarm bells for BJP
> Enquiry needed in rude behaviour of Central Registry
> Farmers' long march
> Pink slip for Drabu
> Boosting solar power
Tillerson gone, Trump unleashed
By Gwynne Dyer
The net effect of all this 'turmoil' in the White House, unsurprisingly, has been to remove most of the people whose ideas, values, or experience and knowledge of the world led them to disagree with Trump's obsessions, his policies, or just his whims of the moment. What's left, for the most part, are the yes-men and women.Rex Tillerson did not suffer fools gladly. He called Donald Trump a "moron" in a private conversation after one meet...
> You're just a person..! - By Robert Clements
> G-20 fight against jobless growth yet to start - By K R Sudhaman
> I've been there too..! - By Robert Clements
> BJP faces tricky situation with allies - By Kalyani Shankar
> Loud Noises from Jails..! - By Robert Clements
Concerned citizens' group report - I
Death can come to these villagers unannounced. Earlier, the villagers used to evacuate their homes at night and come back to tend to their farms and cattle in the morning. Now with day time firing from Pakistan, even that is not of much help. People can die while doing the most mundane things - during their morning ablutions, while praying, working in their fields or even just loitering in the streets. The cross-border firing has been so intense...
> New super humans - By Tajamul Hussain
> Tillerson's exit signals further shift to Right - By Mark Gruenberg
> Token censure of Saffron vandals will not do - By Amulya Ganguli
> Dirty tricks by backroom boys of BJP in Nagaland - By Barun Das Gupta
> A claim for dignity - By Pratap Bhanu Mehta
No achchhe din
Dear Editor, It refers to saddening confirmation about Indians being quite unhappy in World Happiness Report 2018 where India-ranking has further slipped down by 11 points to place it at poor 133rd in out of total 156 ranked countries, where even Congo, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar fare better than India. India is placed so down amongst some poor-most African nations which are notorious for all sorts of crimes. It is noteworthy that sibling na...
> Private publisher favoured to mint money
> Prime Minister at formal inauguration of new CIC-building
> Sacking Haseeb Drabu from Kashmir-ministry not proper
> Inoperative and matured accounts in post-offices
> Enquiry needed in re-issue of Rs 10 and one-rupee notes
Replace 'Sindh' with 'Northeast' in National Anthem: Cong MP moves resolution in Rajya Sabha
NEW DELHI, Mar 16 (Agencies): Congress MP Ripun Bora has moved a resolution in Rajya Sabha seeking amendments to the National Anthem to replace the word 'Sindh' with 'North East'. "North East is an important part of India, it is unfortunate that it is not part of the national anthem. On other hand, Sindh is mentioned, which is no longer part of India but part of Pakistan, which is a hostile country," Ripun Bora said after he moved the private me...
> BJP means 'Break Janta Promise: TDP after quitting NDA
> Unlike some neighbours, India does not believe in 'dirty bombs': Sitharaman
> Ram Sethu will not be damaged for Sethusamudram project: Centre tells SC
> Irrfan Khan opens up about his 'rare disease', Says diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour
> Stop Muslims from offering 'namaz' at disputed sites
Jallianwala Bagh massacre be taught in UK schools
London, Mar 16 (Agencies): Virendra Sharma, a Labour party MP, has reportedly written to British Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to consider inclusion of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in the country's school history curriculum. Virendra Sharma is a veteran Indian-origin British MP for Ealing Southall. Sharma has been campaigning for the historic episode to be commemorated in the UK and had raised the issue during Prime Ministers Questio...
> Indian-origin former McKinsey partner in US gets 2-year jail in fraud case
> Pak calls back envoy from India over ‘harassment issues’
> 'Punish a Muslim Day' hate letter sparks online outrage in the UK
> Bangladeshi experts join probe, death toll rises to 51
> United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct
Selection trails for National Shooting Ball Championship on Mar 29
JAMMU, Mar 16: The J&K Shooting Ball Association is going to conduct the selection trails for forth coming National Shooting Ball Championship scheduled to be held at Gaziabad in Uttar Pradesh from March 29 to 30, under the age category of Junior and Sub Junior for Boys at Gindun Stadium Srinagar on 18-03-2018 at 11.30 AM. In this connection all interested players are informed to come on time along with D. O. B. The age group for Sub-Junior...
> SFA conducts football selection trials in Poonch
> 2nd phase of MMS Memorial Football tournament starts
> Commerce College wins overall men’s championship ; Parade college claims women’s title
> Three formats of game have added challenges to physios and medical staff: Alex Kountouris
> 44th Inter-Collegiate Annual Athletic Meet 2017-18 begins at JU
Singer Daler Mehndi convicted for human trafficking, jailed for 2 yrs
PATIALA, Mar 16 (Agencies): Singer Daler Mehndi was on Friday convicted in a human trafficking case by a Patiala court in Punjab and sentenced to two years in jail. The singer was taken into custody by the Punjab Police soon after his conviction but was soon granted bail. A case against Mehndi, his brother Shamsher and some of his associates, was registered by the Patiala police following a complaint filed by one Bakshish Singh of Balbehra vi...
> IAF agrees to induct 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas
> Army unhappy with Defence Budget, says allocated money insufficient for modernisation
> SC extends Aadhaar linking with bank accounts, mobile phones indefinitely till final judgement
> Look into Vedas for combating climate change
> Sex racket in massage parlour busted in Noida's sector 18
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