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At least 1500 dead, thousands injured in Nepal's 7.9 magnitude quake
India mounts massive rescue operation to help people in Kathmandu
KATHMANDU, Apr 25 (Agencies): Nepal was today struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,500 people dead in flattened houses and buildings including the iconic Dharhara tower and renowned Darbar Square in the heart of the capital. The quake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale, which was followed by 16 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater, striking heavy casualties in Kathmandu and injuring thousand others. Hundreds were feared m...
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34 killed, 100 injured in Indian states
NEW DELHI, Apr 25 (Agencies): Union Home Secretary LC Goyal on Saturday confirmed that 34 people have lost their lives and injuring about 100 others as houses and buildings collapsed or were damaged in the massive earthquake that hit parts of northern and eastern India, and said the government has deputed five NDRF teams with modern equipments to oversee the rescue operations. "We have been in constant touch with the affected states to assess t...
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6 killed, 6 injured in Ramban accident
BANIHAL, Apr 25: Six persons were killed and six other sustained serious injuries when an overloaded Tavera vehicle met with an accident near Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, today. There were eleven labourers and driver in the vehicle when the mishap took place. Police reports said that mishap took place at about 6.00 AM this morning when the driver of ill-fated vehicle bearing registration number JK03D-8876 on its way to Srinagar f...
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Mufti: Need to change public perception about J&K
Addresses NAFSCOB delegates
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Describing the three regions of the state as a perfect example of a harmonious society, chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today sought support across the country in changing public perception about J&K, which has gone through very difficult and turbulent times. The chief minister said J&K has been an epitome of coexistence and its people have voted in large numbers to strengthen the institution of democracy. Mufti Sayeed...
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PDP-BJP an ‘alliance of controversies’: Mir
SAMBA, Apr 25: Terming the PDP-BJP government as an “alliance of Controversies,” J&K PCC president and former minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir Saturday said that the two coalition partners carried along their inherent contradictions while being together for the sake of power. Addressing a convention of Congress activists and workers of district Samba here today, Mir said that the two parties secured the mandate of the people by exploiting them on regi...
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Time for army to redefine its role in Kashmir: Mehbooba
NEW DELHI, Apr 25: People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has said t with the number of militants waning in the valley, army should now "redefine its role" and jawans should be sent back to barracks in civilian areas. Replying to queries from Rajat Sharma in Aap Ki Adalat show to be telecast tonight at 10.00 PM on India TV, Mehbooba Mufti said, "Time has now come to redefine army's role in Kashmir. The army had rebuilt schools...
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SC to hear Haji Yousuf case after vacations
NEW DELHI, Apr 25: A Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Jagdish Singh Kehar and Justice SA Bobde allowed after hearing Prof Bhim Singh, Senior Advocate and Solicitor-General, Ranjit Kumar, an impleadment petition by Talib Hussain, son of Late Haji Yousuf (who died in custody in Srinagar on September 29, 2011) allowed Talib Hussain to be a co-petitioner in the petition which was filed by MLA, Balwant Singh Mankotia seeking...
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Panic stricken J&K residents living on the edge in seismic zone
JAMMU, April 25: A high magnitude earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale that shook Nepal and several other states of India on Saturday has left a shock wave behind here in the highly sensitive state of Jammu and Kashmir. Soon after the aftershocks of the quake were felt across parts of Jammu and Kashmir residents went in to shock as they have been regularly experiencing moderate earthquakes on regular basis. Last time major quake hit t...
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Sedition case against Masarat: Court rejects bail plea of Alam
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: A Budgam court today rejected bail application of senior separatist leader Masarat Alam. “The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Budgam rejected the bail application of Alam. We are yet to receive a detailed order so that we will analyse the grounds on which his bail plea has been rejected,” said Alam’s counsel Shabir Ahmad Bhat. Alam, 45, arrested last week on charges of waging war against the country and sedition, was booked u...
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Rajendra chairs security meet
SRINAGAR, April 25: To o review the security arrangements for re-opening of Civil Secretariat and other Darbar Move offices here on May 5, a meeting of senior police officers was convened at PCR Kashmir here this afternoon. Chaired by the Director General of Police (DGP), K.Rajendra Kumar, the meeting was also attended by Inspectors General of Police, SJM Geelani, A.G. Mir, Munir Ahmad Khan, JP Singh and IG CRPF K.S. Bandhari. During the meetin...
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Nigerian online fraudsters arrested from Mumbai
JAMMU, Apr 25: With the arrest of four Nigerian nationals from Mumbai, police today claimed to have busted a gang of online fraudsters cheating gullible people in various parts of the country. "We received a complaint from one Naveen Anand, who informed us that he had responded to an advertisement of an imported car on an e-commerce website," SSP Jammu Uttam Chand told reporters here. He said that Naveen who thought the deal was genuine deposi...
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Lal Singh sends Ramnagar hospital’s absent staff to jail
JAMMU, Apr 25: BJP’s firebrand leader and Health Minister Lal Singh today ordered police to arrest entire staff of the sub- district hospital Ram Nagar which allegedly was out for a picnic while leaving patients in lurch. Reports said that people, after finding the entire staff of the hospital absent from duty, telephoned Lal Singh and complained over the issue. Reports informed that Singh asked the concerned SSP to inquire the matter. Police...
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Govt may rollback job policy
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Mufti Muhammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP Govt is likely to rollback the controversial job policy after J&K Governor NN Vohra cited his objections to ‘new recruitment policy.’ “State government had submitted the New Recruitment Policy Ordinance to Governor for his clearance but he returned it raising queries on the objective and viability of the policy,” stated a Srinagar based local news agency quoting anonymous official sources. Un...
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CM shocked over Nepal quake
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Saturday expressed deep shock and grief over the loss of life in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and parts of the country including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, causing widespread destruction. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said the people of J&K stood in solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in their hour of grief. He conveyed his sympathies to the...
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Cartoon Corner
Suspect held on LoC in Poonch
MENDHAR, Apr 24: Army today apprehended a middle-aged man, who was moving under suspicious circumstances at Line of Control (LoC) near forward Post Katra under the area operation of Krishna Ghati Brigade in Roshni nallah area of Mankote tehsil of Poonch district, early this morning. Official sources said that troop of 1 Mahar regiment noticed a man moving under suspicious circumstance near forward Post Katra in Krishna Ghati, this morning. The...
> Cop caught red-handed accepting bribe
> CM orders early assessment of losses to apricot
> Ex-CEC LAHDC Kargil joins PDP
> Grievance Cell established for Kashmiri migrants
> Guv prorogues both Houses of J&K Legislature
Normalcy returns to Narbal
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Normalcy today returned to Narbal and its adjoining areas after repeated clashes following the killing of Suhail Ahmad Sofi by police on Saturday. Shops, schools, government and semi government offices today opened in the township. Public transport was also plying normally on the roads. A large number of people were seen busy in purchasing different items in the market. There was no major deployment of police and CRPF in the...
> Farooq in Press Colony
> HC asks private schools to file affidavits on no-fee for flood period
> PDP demands removal of bunker in Tral
> No variations in weather conditions
> Mufti visits Farooq
Half a civilization, half our instinct for spite and hate
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
The television news debates accompanied with sheer noise are an indication of the stuff we are by and large made of as a nation. The noisier the channels with four people consistently shouting at each other, calling names and forbidding the audience to hear anything meaningful, even if that were said as a rare gesture, the more enjoyable the show gets and the higher the TRP ratings. What this reveals is our massive appetite for nonsense, spite a...
> Farmers' plight in J&K
> Politics over farmer’s suicide
> Contractual adhocism
> Rahul versus 'suit-boot'
> Stinking affairs of JKCA
Exploring the links between rape, patriarchy, society
By Vinita Bakshi
So, the uproar over 'India's Daughter', the BBC documentary on the Nirbhaya rape case, seems to have all but died down now. From the government's blanket ban on broadcasting it in India to heated debates in newsprint, on television and social media over ethics, the freedom of press and women's status and patriarchy, there was a lot of rhetoric and discussion around the film, which grabbed everyone's attention for the "regressive, disgusting, ins...
> Nepal leading the way in tobacco control in South Asia - By Bobby Ramakant
> "Decisive Storm" blows over - By Gwynne Dyer
> Beard growers anonymous..! - By Robert Clements
> End our misery-for god's sake - By Abdul Majid Zargar
> Be humble, avoid being thrown out..! - By Robert Clements
Undoing injustice to Kashmiri Pandits
By Firdaus Ahmed
Kashmiris have long standing and arguably genuine grievances against the Indian state. They have resorted to several ways to voice these, including militancy, as is indeed their right. However, one way in which they appear to be furthering their agenda is in keeping the displaced Kashmiri Pandits from returning to their homes and hearths. Is keeping Pandits out, one more pressure point against the Indian state? Kashmiris would reflexively prot...
> An open letter to Dy. CM J&K Dr. Nirmal Singh - By Manik
> India’s growth problems multiply - By Nantoo Banerjee
> Dwelling in the Dark Times of farmer suicides and sale of babies - By Humra Quraishi
> Land Acquisition Bill Takes Away Rights Of Farmers And Pits Them Against 'Make In India' - By Dr Rahul Pandey and Dr Sandeep Pandey
> BJP pro-rich policies come under fire - By Lalit Sethi
Suicide at Jantar Mantar
Dear Editor, Considering whole aspect and background of Gajender Singh having allegedly committed suicide at AAP-party’s rally at Jantar Mantar (New Delhi) on 22.04.2015 with different probes ordered separately by Delhi Government and Delhi Police, it will be in fairness of things that a judicial enquiry may be ordered by Supreme Court or Delhi High Court. In matters where state and Union governments are ruled by different political parties, i...
> J&K pensioners need priority attention
> Ending outdated colonial laws
> Decline of AAP, Kejriwal
> National-honours or government-honours
> Roads in dilapidated condition
HRD ministry implementing SS scheme for J&K students
NEW DELHI, Apr 23: The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development has been implementing the Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir since 2011. The Scheme aims to provide tuition fees, hostel fees, cost of books and other incidental charges to students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir who, after passing Class XII or equivalent examination through the State Board of J&K and from Central Board of Secondary Educ...
> Naxal commander gunned down in police encounter
> Police accuses AAP leaders of having instigated farmer's suicide
> Oppn ruckus over farmer's suicide forces LS to adjourn
> LeT bomb expert Tunda discharged in 2 cases, another case pending
> Nor'wester toll rises to 44 in Bihar
Indian-American Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General
FORT MYER (VIRGINIA), Apr 23 (Agencies): Indian-American Vivek Murthy was today administered the oath for the top post of US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremonial ceremony here, becoming the youngest-ever in charge of the country's public health. 37-year-old Vivek Hallegere Murthy is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration. "To have the opportunity to serve as Surgeon General is an extraordinar...
> Veto lies with Pak on solution to Indo-China border issue: Natwar Singh
> China's Xi describes Pakistan as a 'dependable' friend
> China, Pak launch joint think-tank, faces ridicule on Acronym
> Another temple vandalised in the US, third such incident in 2015
> Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat: Survivor
Bureaucrats violating GAD orders with impunity in J&K
JAMMU, Apr 24: J&K state seems to be ruled by the bureaucrats, especially in the backdrop of accusations that the state government has exclusively handed over the baton of administration to an “influential group” of officers who are violating the General Administration Department to J&K with impunity. Sources said, Sports Council has directed to all govt employees to immediately relinquish themselves from Sports bodies and federations till...
> One sports complex to be constructed at every block: Ansari
> Govt teacher rides her passion to become countries best athlete
> Anantnag T-20 Cricket Champions League -2015 begins
> Risk too high and unmanageable for any team to tour Pakistan, says FICA chief
> DG Sports interacts with sports persons
Coal Scam: Court issues warrant against JIPL's director R C Rungta
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (Agencies): A special court today issued non- bailable warrant (NBW) against Director of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL), R C Rungta, an accused in a coal blocks allocation case, for his failure to appear before it during the hearing. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar was irked that neither R C Rungta appeared before the court nor his main counsel was present during the hearing to move an application seeking exemption from pers...
> Coal Scam: I cannot be prosecuted on 'Hearsay', says Madhu Koda
> Corporate Espionage: Police file chargesheet against 13 accused
> Jaitley pitches for low taxes, taxpayers as 'partners not hostages'
> HC seeks details of money spent by Justice Sen Commission
> I-T dept names 31 major tax defaulters who owe 1,500-cr
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