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CM chairs Doda, Kishtwar DDB meetings
Mufti announces setting up of Chenab Valley Development Fund
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DODA/KISHTWAR, Jul 4: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today announced setting up of Chenab Valley Development Fund (CVDF) to channelize investments towards environment protection, soil conservation, social uplift and employment generation in the hilly region. “The resources for Chenab Valley Development Fund would be mobilized by various means with 2 percent to be chipped in by the hydroelectric companies operating in the region. Besides,...
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PDP trying hard to crush political opponents: Mir
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JAMMU, July 4: JKPCC Chief GA Mir Saturday claimed that four-month rule of Coalition government led by PDP in the state was a complete failure. “Political victimization is the hallmark of PDP. People, who voted for other parties are being targeted by the PDP MLA, pick and choose policy is being adopted in respect of developmental works in Dooru constituency. Multiple problems confronting people are also being taken up for resolution merely on p...
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PDP is strong to articulate issues with coalition partners: Rafi Mir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 4: Lashing out at Congress for its remarks over AFSPA, PDP General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir said that PDP was the political crusader in restoring a peaceful and conducive atmosphere in J&K and difference of opinion with its coalition partners will not hinder the peace process which involves revisiting need of AFSPA in the Valley. He said that PDP is strong enough to articulate the concerns of AFSPA with the coalition partners and...
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Srinagar witnesses hottest day of season
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 4: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, today witnessed the hottest day of the season so far at 32.7 degrees Celsius. "Srinagar recorded the maximum temperature of 32.7 degrees Celsius today which is the hottest so far this year," a MET Department spokesman said here. He said the temperature is three degree above the normal for this part of the season. The spokesman said the minimum temperature also registered an ...
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Hurriyat-G terms Dulat’s revelations as blatant lies
'Dulat collusive mindset is to defame freedom movement, spread confusion'
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 4: While terming the revelation of the former RAW chief A S Dulat about the Kashmiri leadership in his new book as a bundle of lies, Hurriyat Conference (G) said that to remain in news even after the retirement Dulat has written a book based on “absolute lies and his mental artifice and by doing this he has actually once again tried to utilise his professional skills to create confusion, untrustworthiness and chaos.” While termin...
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Asrar Mushtaq murder case
Cross-examination of FSL expert concluded
Court asks IO to be present on next hearing
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 4: After three consecutive days of hearing in Asrar Mushtaq murder case, a city court today concluded cross examination of R S Jamwal scientific officer working at Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) Jammu and also ordered directorate FSL to release his salary. The court of principal district and session’s judge who heard the matter is now scheduled to hear Investigation Officer in the matter on next date of hearing which has been ...
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J&K BJP leaders’ meet on Jul 12, 13 in New Delhi
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JAMMU, Jul 4: The BJP President Amit Shah will be convening two day meeting of BJP leaders from J&K on July 12 and 13 in the union capital. According to party sources, this will be a kind of review meeting wherein the performance of BJP ministers and legislators will be put to scrutiny in the light of inputs received from the party office bearers who too will attend the meet. Besides they will be given directions vis-à-vis chalking out strategy...
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20 Tehsildars transferred
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 4: Government ordered transfers and postings of 29 revenue officers including Tehsildars, Lookafter Tehsildars and equivalents. Sanjay Kumar Badyal, Tehsildar Dachan (Kishtwar) has been transferred and posted as Tehsildar Khara Balli (Jammu); Iqbal Singh, Tehsildar Ramnagar has been transferred and posted as Tehsildar Vijaypur vice Kunal Sharma; Ram Lal, Tehsildar Dansal as Tehsildar Pragwal (Jammu); Anil Magotra, Tehsildar Kalakot ...
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OTHER STORIES
Katra-Banihal rail-link to be completed by 2020: GM NR
‘Jammu will have world's highest railway bridge’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 4: The rail-link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, would be completed by 2020, railway officials said here on Saturday. "The work on the Banihal to Katra stretch is going on and we are hopeful of completing it by 2020," general manager, northern Railways, AK Puthia told reporters. Puthia said the 110 km stretch was the most difficult part of the rail-link which connects Baramulla in n...
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6 ex-VCs, several bureaucrats among JU Library defaulters
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 4: Senior bureaucrats and six former vice chancellors of the Jammu University are amongst other top officials who have not returned books taken from the Central library of the varsity. The University has revealed in a reply received under RTI that these top officials are amongst the defaulters. "A list of defaulters released by the Public Information Officer of Jammu University, who have not returned books of its Central library, i...
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12,416 yatris pay obeisance at Holy Cave
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SRINAGAR, July 4: On the 3rdday of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra 12,416 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 30,737 Yatris had darshan of the Ice Lingam at Holy Cave. For the convenience of intending Yatris who could not secure Advance Registration, Shri Amaranthji Shrine Board has established On-Spot Registration facilities in Jammu at Vaishnavi Dham/ Saraswati Dham; Jammu Haat; and Geeta Bhavan/ Ram Mandir (for Sadhus only) a...
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Amarnath Yatra: Third batch begins journey
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 4: Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir valley. “The third batch of 1,849 pilgrims, including 406 women and 25 children, left Jammu in buses, taxis and private vehicles in a convoy for the Shri Amarnathji Yatra today (Saturday),” a senior police official told. The official said the convoy of pilgrims started from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatr...
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5 SHOs transferred in Kathua
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 4: Superintendent of Police, Kathua, Neeva Jain, today ordered transfers of five Station House Officers (SHOs) in Kathua district. As per order, Inspector Sanjeev Singh SHO Police Station Kathua has been transferred from Police Station Kathua and posted as SHO Police Station Billawar in place of Inspector Saroop Singh. Saroop Singh has been posted as SHO Police Station Kathua. Inspector Pardeep Kumar who was under transfer to Doda-...
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Probe militant links of politicians: BJP to Mufti
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JAMMU, July 4: Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should order a probe to ascertain the militant links of the mainstream politicians and reinvestigate the Hawala cases registered against the separatists. In a statement here the BJP spokesman Khalid Jehangir said: “Recent revelations of the former RAW Chief A S Dulat cannot be brushed aside.” Jehangir said Chief Minister should ask t...
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BJP trying to shore up image through Amarnath Yatra
JAMMU, Jul 2: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) seems to be trying to improve its image through annual Amarnath pilgrimage, which officially commenced today. Since this is for the first time annual pilgrimage is taking place when BJP is part of the alliance government in the state big hoardings with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, party MPs from Jammu and senior state leaders and party incharge J&K A...
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> AIIMS CC warn of revolt if promises not fulfilled
> Another body recovered at Saddal
> PIL on sanction in corruption cases: HC grants time to GAD for filing status report
> Prof Keshav posted as Registrar JU
 
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Not AFSPA, Mufti responsible for HR abuses: Kamal
SRINAGAR, July 2: A day after Amnesty International (AI) termed AFSPA as the main source of killings and human rights violations in Kashmir Valley, National Conference additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal Thursday accused former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed of being responsible for imposition of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir during his tenure as Union Home Minister. Kamal accu...
> Rajnath meets guv
> Waheed appointed Political Analyst
> Govt cancels of appointments of AAG, Govt Advocates
> In democracy elected representatives have to take final call on issues: Beg
> Information deptt to start online distribution of Advts
 
 
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An accused transforms into 'whistle-blower'
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
In 2006, Jammu and Kashmir found itself caught in the grip of a major sex scandal with allegations against bureaucrats, politicians, security officials and other prominent citizens, leading to charge sheets and unprecedented slew of arrests of bigwigs. Major protests broke out across the state, primarily the Valley, and the scandal was the centre of attention for quite sometime, media offering appalling tidbits about of the who and what of the m...
> Need for an urban vision
> Radicalization in J&K
> Peanuts for elephantine disaster
> Conspiracy of Silence
> Bad idea of smart cities
 
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Economic justice, not corporate profits
By Anne Schoenstein
From 13th to 16th July Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation will gather for the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), taking place in Addis Ababa, to adopt an inter-governmentally negotiated and agreed upon outcome. Whether it succeeds or fails in setting the right path towards establishing the just and healthy economies needed to make the Sustainable D...
> Do not hesitate..! - By Robert Clements
> In Indira Gandhi's footsteps - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Messaging Fingers..! - By Robert Clements
> A Bluffer’s Guide to the Eurozone Crisis - By Gwynne Dyer
> Choose To Live..! - By Robert Clements
 
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The other side of Gujarat carnage
By Abdul Majid Zargar
Gujrat carnage of 2002 remains one of the worst State aided communal riots in Indian History. Around 2000 Muslim men, women and children were killed, most of them in a savagely cruel and barbarous way. Former Supreme Court judge Justice PB Sawant, who conducted an inquiry into the riots found then Chief Minister Narendra Modi guilty. Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran appointed by Supreme Court to investigate allegations of Mr Modi's complic...
> Monsoon session could be a washout - By Kalyani Shankar
> Dealing with the 'officially' corrupt - By Sameer Bhasin
> Why it is senseless to celebrate the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War - By Bharat Bhushan
> The Left and Right of the Yoga Day - By Ravindra R.P.
> Hounding whistle blowers in time of undeclared Emergency - By Humra Quraishi
 
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Hike in pay and allowances of Parliamentarians?
Dear Editor, It refers to a Joint Parliamentary Committee recommending nearly doubling the salaries and allowances of Parliamentarians after these were last hiked to almost 300-percent just five years ago. It is usual that bills for hiking benefits including monetary ones for Parliamentarians are easily passed in Parliament without any discussion. But it is certainly a conflict of interest that Parliamentarians decide for themselves at cost of ...
> Wrong decision of previous govt over tourist resorts
> City along Yamuna Expressway should be included in smart-city project
> Down with favouritism
> ‘Premium Full Cream Milk’ to be introduced at all booths
> Right to education and quality of education
 
 
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Amit Shah stresses on 'word of mouth' Campaign
NEW DELHI, July 4 (Agencies): BJP President Amit Shah has asked party leaders to engage in an aggressive "word of mouth" campaign to highlight the Centre's pro-poor and farmer works and not be deterred by negative media reports as they gear up to face crucial Assembly polls, starting from Bihar in September-October. With the saffron party facing the opposition heat over alleged dubious links of its senior leaders with former IPL boss Lalit Modi...
> Not right to hike MPs' pay when jawans, farmers are denied dues: Cong
> Jayalalitha takes oath as MLA
> UPSC results declared, 3 Delhi women among top 4
> Move to classify Madrasas as non-schools not anti-religious: Sena
> Lalit Modi Row: Complaint filed in Patna court against Swaraj, Raje, Lalit Modi
 
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4,000 aftershocks Rattle China's quake-hit Xinjiang
BEIJING, July 4 (Agencies): Four thousand aftershocks have been recorded in China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the area, prompting authorities to evacuate more than 66,000 people. The official death toll from the temblor yesterday has been revised to three from six, while 71 people have been injured. The shallow quake, one of the worst to hit the region, struck Pishan County of Hotan Pref...
> 4.5-magnitude quake Rattles Nicaragua's pacific coast
> Right to Die: Colombian man ends life with govt backup
> 3 children, woman killed in blast in Egypt's Sinai
> Reduction in Indo-Pak tension suites all parties: US
> AI flight delay row: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis threatens to file defamation suit
 
 
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JKP to host National level water sports championship from July 27: Rajendra
SRINAGAR, July 4: As a part of its Civic Action Programme, Jammu and Police will be hosting 5-day long Water Sports Championship from July 27 to 31, 2015 in world famous Dal Lake with a scenic view of Zabarwan hills. The Championship would witness a large participation of National players from different states, water sports bodies and educational institutions of the state. This was disclosed by Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra K...
> Srinagar to Host ‘Football Referee Seminar’
> David Miller may compensate Indian policeman for his eye loss
> 'Sweeper' boxer Krishna Rout seeks a job of dignity from WB govt
> Nisar Ahmed wins 2nd Reasi-Geadil Dangal title
> Punjab wrestlers stole show at 'Billawar Dangal championship'
 
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SECC Data: Cong accuses Modi of having 'contempt for poor'
NEW DELHI, July 4 (Agencies): With SECC findings projecting a very grim picture of the rural India, Congress today mounted an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of having "contempt for the poor" and alleging that the "suit book ki sarkar" is only focused on the rich. Party spokesperson Rajiv Gowda also alleged that the NDA government was "hiding and suppressing" a data by UNICEF which "reveals" that the Gujarat model of governa...
> Govt notifies rules for asset valuation under black money law
> Greek debt crisis to have limited impact on India: Rajan
> Ratan Tata buys stake in Ola Cabs
> Suzuki 2-wheelers on a steady growth path
> Greece becomes the first developed country to default on IMF debt, seeks new EU loans
 
 
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