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Sham Sharma resigns from coalition cabinet
Third Cong minister to quit Omar ministry
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: A senior Congress minister in the National Conference-Congress coalition ministry holding the charge of Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma resigned from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah cabinet here this evening. The resignation of the senior Congress minister comes in the wake of continued coalition squabbles between the coalition partners besides the infighting among the Congress ministers pa...
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Pak troops ‘violate ceasefire’, target BoPs along IB, LoC
JAMMU, Oct 24: As the Indian forces showed restraint and did not retaliate, Pakistan Rangers opened fire on Border out Posts (BoPs) in Jammu last night while fresh ceasefire violation was reported at Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district. Throughout Diwali on Thursday, Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire several times and resorted to firing on border outposts (BoPs) along the international border (IB) in Samba, Kathua and J...
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India announces 54 new BoPs on China border
We wants peace friendly ties: Rajnath
GREATER NOIDA, Oct 24 (Agencies): Unfazed by China’s objections to development of border areas, the central government today announced setting up of 54 new Border out Posts (BoPs) and Rs 175-crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even as he made it clear that India wanted to solve the border dispute with China through dialogue, asserti...
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Army to procure jammers to thwart radio IED attacks
JAMMU, Oct 24 (Agencies): Army has initiated the process to procure the latest jammer system to thwart attacks by radio and cell phone controlled improvised explosive device on it convoys and personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued recently by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, for procurement of 22 'Sakriya' Radio and Cell phone Jammer Counter IED systems for the army units deployed in th...
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Pak sends Diwali sweets to Prez, PM
NEW DELHI, Oct 24 (Agencies): Despite the bitterness in Indo-Pakistan ties, Pakistan has sent 'Diwali sweets' to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The sweets, by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife, were also sent to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. According to sources, Basit sent the boxes to the Prime Minister's Office for Modi apart from the President and the External Affairs Minister and ...
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Misappropriation of flood relief funds
Dharmunah villagers approach CB, VOK
Allege nexus between revenue officials, unaffected families
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: The inhabitants of Daharmunah-Soibugh Budgam have approached Vigilance Organisation and the Crime Branch alleging that the monetary relief has been disbursed to families who were not affected by recent floods. “There was no flood in Shakarpora and Malik Mohalla but almost all the households in these two places have received cheques worth Rs 3800, Rs 5000 and Rs 10000 each. The families whose dwellings suffered extensive damage...
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Modi’s relief package a crude joke: Soz
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: PCC chief Prof Saifuddin Soz today termed prime minister Narendra Modi’s package of relief for the sufferers of the recent devastating floods as a crude joke with the people of state. In a statement Soz said, “Since he was giving a message to Kashmir, he should have been conscious of the level of devastation that had taken place in Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir. His announcement of package of Rs. 575 crores for reconstruct...
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India issues warning ahead of Pro-Pak rally on Kashmir in London
NEW DELHI, Oct 24: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India today warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by India and Pakistan and said that with this reassurance the government was "quite comfortable" of any march being organised. External Affairs Mi...
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Separatists call for shutdown on Oct 27
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: Separatist organizations including various factions of Hurriyat Conference have given a shutdown call on October 27 to observe the day as “black day”. The Hurriyat Conference (G) has termed October 27 as “black day” in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and said day and said the people of Kashmir will continue to observe this day as black day till there is complete withdrawal of forces from the state. The faction has urged peop...
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Rains lash valley, weather likely to improve
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: Rains lashed the valley since yesterday evening causing a huge dip in temperatures. The valley witnessed slight to moderate rainfall at several places since Thursday evening due to which temperatures across the valley showed a decline. Since incessant rains during the month of August and September caused severe floods across the state of Jammu and Kashmir, even a slight rainfall becomes a cause of concern for valleyites. Howev...
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Modi insulted J&K govt: Kamal
‘He wants to destroy federal character of India’
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: Accusing prime minister Narendra Modi of damaging federal character of India, National Conference today said during his one day visit to Kashmir, Modi left no stone unturned in giving an impression that present government in Jammu and Kashmir is incapable and have failed to deliver on the ground. “What Modi wanted to convey when he said that assistance for rebuilding houses could be given directly to the bank accounts to benef...
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Div Com inaugurates Revenue Counseling Cell
JAMMU, Oct 24: District Administration Jammu in an initiative to strengthen the service delivery mechanism today launched first of its kind Revenue Counseling Cell in the office of the Deputy Commissioner Jammu. The Revenue cell was inaugurated by the Divisional Commissioner Jammu Shantmanu here today. The Cell has been set up to provide assistance to the service seekers about revenue related papers, sale and purchase of land, registration of...
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Omar's tenure will be remembered as dark period of J&K: PDP
JAMMU, Oct 24: Claiming that the Omar Abdullah-led government will be remembered as a "dark period" of Jammu and Kashmir, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today appealed to the people to give a befitting reply to those who are responsible for their miseries. "Omar's tenure would be remembered as a dark period of J&K. The coalition regime has done nothing to minimise woes of the common masses," PDP general secretary and MLC Yash Pal Sha...
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Rajbagh Ghat residents living in tents
Boat service yet to resume on Jehlum
SRINAGAR, Oct 24: The boat service between Polo View Bund and Convent School Bund on river Jehlum is yet to resume after the devastating flood. This is because the boatmen have not completely repaired their boats, which were damaged while rescuing the people to safer places from some pockets of Raj Bagh. At the Convent School Bund the residents of Rajbagh Ghat area are living in tents presently . Amid the increasing cold and sometimes rain, ...
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Secy Cooperative reviews functioning of deptt
JAMMU, Oct 20: Secretary, Cooperative Department, R K Koul evaluated the performance of the RFD (Result Framework Document) for Jammu division for 2014-15, at Jammu today. The Secretary reviewed the sectoral achievements pertaining to the RFD for the year 2014-15 up to ending September, 2014 of both the wings viz Audit and Supervision of Jammu division. The Secretary asked the audit wing Jammu to speed up audit of the societies of Jammu Diviso...
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> Sadhotra inaugurates Labour Sarai at Railway station
> DC approves Annual Plan for Horticulture department under CSS
> BLOs meeting held under SVEEP
Rather-Lone inaugurate Model Govt Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief
CHRAR-I-SHARIEF, Oct 20: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather in presence of the Minister for Higher education, Mohd Akber Lone inaugurated Rs 90 cr Government Model Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief. The college spreading on sprawling 105 kanals of land is one among 4 model Degree colleges being set up in the State to provide modern higher education facilities to the students at their door steps. Addressing a mam...
> Delegation led by Zahid Ali meets Governor
> Drug & Food Control squad destroys, confiscates flood hit essential commodities
> CA&PD books 14 shopkeepers
> Necessary mechanism put in place for rehabilitation of flood affectees: Sagar
> Sakina reviews functioning, implementation of ICDS, SW schemes
Modi's Diwali cracker
Prime minister Narendra Modi's latest announcement to celebrate Diwali with the flood victims of Kashmir sounds bizarre, to say the least. Diwali has never been a popular festival in Kashmir. Majority population of Kashmir celebrates Eid and even for the microscopic minority of Kashmiri Pandits, the main festival is Shivaratri. Diwali is a major festival only for the huge mass of central security forces and armed forces stationed in the Valley. ...
> Flood prevention plan
> Hype over MOM success
> Deep-rooted corruption
> Misplaced priorities
> Govt’s anti-poor policies
Open up Kashmir
By M. Ashraf
There have been many complaints from non-resident Kashmiris from all over the world that the Government of India is not allowing a host of International Agencies coming forward to render assistance to the flood affected Kashmiris. In fact, some of the local leaders have also pleaded with the Government that international aid should be allowed in this hour of need. There is no doubt there are many international agencies which have the wherewithal...
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Wake up call for Congress
By Humra Quraishi
I keep asking myself - where is the Congress party and its men and women? Where is their hold on the masses? Where is their sway? Where is their presence? Where are those vital signs of their existence? Where are those basic traces that they'd once - upon - a-time ruled the masses? Where are their survival tactics? Where is their determination to take on the Right-Wing which is spreading its wings as never before? Where is th...
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> Postponing exams in flood-hit areas - By Hakeem Rouf Qadir
AFSPA and other patterns of impunity
Dear Editor, The Armed Forces Special Powers Act gives unlimited powers to the army to search, apprehend, destroy property and shoot to kill on suspicion. This means that the soldiers enjoy a form of immunity from legal action for acts done, till some sanction of authorities is obtained. Why should there be a need for the complainant to seek any sanction to start proceedings against someone he sees as a criminal? So, this provision must go. Bu...
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> Caste-based politics turned down in Haryana
> LoC tensions
Outside support to BJP in Maharashtra best alternative: Pawar
MUMBAI, Oct 20 (Agencies): A day after NCP extended unsolicited "outside support" to BJP in government formation in Maharashtra, party president Sharad Pawar today said it was the "best alternative" to usher in a "stable" dispensation. "Offering outside support to BJP was the best among alternatives before us. We have to ensure a stable government comes in Maharashtra," Pawar said addressing newly elected MLAs after nephew and former Deputy Chi...
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> Govt to bring ordinance on cancelled coal blocks
> Dhaula Kuan Gangrape: All five convicts get life term
> Cong wins assembly bypolls in Manipur
> 11 killed in explosion at Andhra cracker manufacturing unit
MQM to pull out of PPP-led Sindh Govt in Pakistan
KARACHI, Oct 20 (Agencies): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) tonight announced its decision to pull out of the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government, a day after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari attacked the ally party in his first public rally. "After what has happened in the last few days and the way insults have been hurled at the MQM and urdu speaking people there is no justification for continuing our cooperation with the PPP in the Sindh govern...
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> ‘Pak wants peace with India’
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JKP cop accompany Indian team as coach in Asian Games
JAMMU, Oct 20: J&K Police cop Kuldeep Handoo accompanied the Indian team coach for the 17thAsian Games at Incheon Korea from September 18 to October5. Indian bagged 2 bronze medals in the Wushu event. Y.Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal bagged Bronze Medals in Sanshou event. Prior to participation of Indian Wushu team in the Asian Games the National Coaching camp was held at SAI Bhopal from April 5 to September 15. It is second consecutive...
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FTAs not hurting domestic manufacturing: Commerce ministry
NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Agencies): Brushing aside concerns of Indian industry over free trade agreements (FTAs), senior commerce ministry officials today said it has not led to any spurt in imports or export of raw materials. A Commerce Ministry's study and analysis on impact of FTAs have found that "the imports have not increased to any level that would create concerns and we have not become suppliers of raw materials. This is good part," the offic...
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> Business takes a major hit ahead of festival season in border areas
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