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Talks with Pak FS just 'courtesy': India
NEW DELHI, Apr 28 (Agencies): India on Thursday said the recent 90-minute talks with Pakistan was just a "courtesy" meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries, during which New Delhi insisted that a team of Indian investigators probing the January Pathankot terror attack be allowed to visit that country. "I would first of all clarify that there was no official dialogue between our foreign secretary and Pakistan's foreign secretary...
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Kashmir row
UN: Respect 'primacy of politics' in India, Pak
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (Agencies): Kashmir issue must be resolved in the context of the "domestic and political" environment between India and Pakistan, the head of the UN peace building commission has said as he underlined the need for respecting the primacy of the political situation on the ground. "The Indian Kashmir issue (with) Pakistan is an old issue. It has been there for a very long time. It will be resolved in the context of the local...
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TOP STORIES
PDD may link data with CAPD, ST deptts for consumers’ mapping
CM directs addressing distress in generation, T&D systems
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 28: The Power Development Department (PDD) may go for mapping of actual consumers by linking data of department with CA&PD and Sales Tax departments to draw a comparison between actual revenue realization and consumer metering status in the state. This will enable it (department) to broaden the net of actual consumers and thus corresponding increase in revenue realization. The suggestion came from the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu...
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CM orders conversion Jammu Haat to be ‘Women business centre’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 28: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday ordered the conversion of Jammu Haat into an exclusive ‘Women business centre’ to boost women entrepreneurship in the state. For this, she directed Industries &Commerce department to prepare a ‘business plan’ within the next two months so that brass tacks are done to establish the Centre, which she said was ideally located in the heart of the winter capital. The Chief Minister said thi...
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PIL on food adulteration in J&K
CS, FC, Com-Sec Health, Food Safety to appear in person
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 28: The High Court today asked Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioner Planning, Commissioner Secretary Health and Food Safety Commissioner to appear in person on May 4 in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking implementation of Jammu and Kashmir Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 (FSSA) to check food adulteration in the state. As the matter came up for hearing, a division bench of the High Court comprising of Justices M.H Att...
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Around 100 foreign militants languishing in J&K jails: Vaid
JAMMU, Apr 28 (Agencies): Director General (Prisons) Dr S P Vaid today claimed that around 100 foreign militants are languishing in different jails across the state. "There are 14 jails across the state having a capacity of 3000 but total number of inmates presently are 2400,'' the DG said here in an interview with news agency UNI, adding that out of which around 100 prisoners are foreign militants (most of them Pakistani). On "clash of ego'' ...
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Geelani calls for protests after Friday prayers
‘Questions the continuous detention of the Handwara girl’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 28: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), today called for protests after Friday prayers. In a statement, he said the protests would be held against the continuous detention of Handwara girl, not arresting the security personnel involved in the murder of five youth in Handwara, unjust suspension of five government employees and not allowing the funeral prayers of Amanullah Khan. Geelani said it the worst form o...
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5 p.c. interest subsidy for flood-hit traders approved
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 27: Extending major relief to September -2014 flood affected traders/business units, the state cabinet Wednesday accorded sanction to the grant of 5 percent interest subvention w.e.f., April 1, 2016 with a cap of Rs 5 lakh per unit for a period of four years. This means subsidizing interest on loan to flood hit traders/ business to an extent of 5 percent starting from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2020. Minister for Education Naeem ...
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OTHER STORIES
Nayeem’s family gets call from Dehradun College
Family informs them about his killing
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 28: Family of Nayeem Qadir Bhat, the 19-year-old cricketer who was killed in security forces firing in Handwara on April 12, received a call from a Dehradun College administrators informing that their son has got admission in the college. Nayeem had applied to study BSc Forestry in Dehradun College on April 10, two days before he was killed in Handwara town after protests erupted over the alleged molestation of a school girl. Naye...
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Cross-LoC traders welcome banking facilities in business
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Apr 28: The cross LoC traders have welcomed the state government’s decision of providing banking facilities for the business, but expressed dismay that the settlement would be done in US Dollar. The traders demand that the settlement be done in Indo-Pak currencies to facilitate and boost trade. General Secretary Salamabad Cross LoC Trade Union Hilal Turkey and Secretary J&K Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries Aijaz Mir hailed t...
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SAC allow more time to Mangat to file reply
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JAMMU, Apr 28 (JNF): State Accountability Commission (SAC) today allowed further time to former Deputy Chief Minister and the then Chairman Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) Pt Mangat Ram Sharma to file his supplementary affidavit/documents in support of his defence in KVIB recruitment scam. Full Bench of State Accountability Commission (SAC) comprising its Chairman Justice B A Khan (retired) and Members Justice J P Singh (retired) and...
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Cyber crime, drugs pose bigger challenge: DGP
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Apr 28: Realizing the importance of technology in solving crucial cases DGP J&K Police K Rajendra directed the police officers to carry out the investigation of the cases on modern lines to bring the culprits to justice. Rajendra also listed Cyber crimes and drug smuggling as bigger challenges before the investigating agencies adding these two should be taken on priority to eradicate crimes. Meanwhile, discussing the security scenario ...
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Grenade hurled at police station
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SRINAGAR, Apr 28: Unidentified militants today hurled a grenade at Sherbagh police station in Anantnag. The grenade exploded causing damage to the windscreens of some vehicles. Senior officers of police and security forces reached the spot. After the incident, security was beefed up in Anantnag town. Meanwhile, the siege laid around a mosque in Lolab area was lifted. Reports said the siege was lifted after stone pelting on security men by prot...
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Afzal Guru row
25 JNU students on indefinite hunger strike
NEW DELHI, Apr 28 (Agencies): Two groups of JNU students are sitting on an indefinite hunger strike in protest against the punishments awarded by the university in connection with the controversial February 9 event. While five protesting students are from ABVP, 20 others including JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar belong to different groups. The hunger strike began at midnight after the students took out a torchlight march from Ganga Dhaba to adm...
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46 officers promoted to KAS time scale
JAMMU, Apr 27: The cabinet Wednesday approved promotion of forty six officers to the time scale of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS). Sanction was also accorded to the promotion of Zakir Hussain Choudhary, incharge Director, State Motor Garages as Director State Motor Garages in the pay band of 37400-67000 with grade pay of 8700 w.e.f., August 21-2015. The promotion of Pawan Kumar, senior scale officer to the Selection Grade of ...
> Govt order minor reshuffle in Adm
> Cross-LoC traders meet today in Poonch
> 2 SPs transferred
> Jammu Chamber delegation calls on CM
> PAK nationals held on LoC
 
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We expect a verdict soon: PP
SRINAGAR, April 26: While the Romana murder case is nearing its 8th year the family and the legal activists are expecting a verdict in the long pending trial in few months. The Pubic Prosecutor Abdul Aziz Teli revealed that the case was nearing a conclusion provided the arguments of the defense council were given a final hearing. Abdul Aziz said that the defense lawyers were engaging in arguments, which was causing a further delay in the outco...
> One way traffic on Apr 30, May 1
> One killed, 2 injured in Pulwama accident
> 18 tremors rock J&K in 6 months
> Life returns to normal in Kupwara
> Army officer’s wife dies in road accident
 
 
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Crisis in Uttarakhand
Keeping in view the previous rulings of the highest court of the land, High Court verdict declaring President's Rule in Uttarakhand as unconstitutional was expected, but the quick stay on its operation by the Supreme Court has meant that Harish Rawat is once again a "former chief minister" and central rule is back in force. The Supreme Court's intervention on a petition by the BJP-led NDA regime has only allowed the constitutional crisis in the ...
> Non-event, so far
> Country without a pause
> Modi govt in dock
> 'Odd-even' doesn't square up as remedy to air pollution - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Go beyond interest rate cut
 
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CJI "Beseeches"
By B.L. Saraf
Honorable Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur (CJI) while addressing conference of the Chief Justices and Chef Ministers said, in a choked voice, "It is not only in the name of a litigant or people languishing in jails but also in the name of development of the country and its progress that I beseech you to rise to the occasion and realize that it is not enough to criticize. You cannot shift the entire burden on to the judiciary." He was reflecti...
> Adjust Your Sails..! - By Robert Clements
> The Kohinoor story - By Kuldip Nayar
> A Central Park in Your Head..! - By Robert Clements
> Tall Political Promises - By Dhurjati Mukherjee
> Santa Banta and Trump..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Kashmir: A final journey
By Siddhartha Gigoo
On 24 June 2012, my parents and grandmother undertook a trip from Jammu to Srinagar. The plan was to go to Tulmul, Hari Parbat, Zaethyar, Ishbar, Nagbal, Nishat Bagh and other places where they once lived, where their ancestors were cremated, where they dreamt of nurturing their children and grandchildren, and where they wished to die in peace. Uma Shori Gigoo, whom I called Babi, had an infallible memory. She could trace the entire genealogy ...
> Bangladesh in Trouble - By Gwynne Dyer
> Child marriages & lack of education hurt Women in India - By Sudhansu R Das
> Why did Mehbooba decide to go with the Fascist Forces? - By Humra Quraishi
> Worst drought in decades find Center & States unprepared - By Lalit Sethi
> Strategic sale, lease out of CPSE to private sector - By Nantoo Banerjee
 
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Justice delivery system
Dear Editor, Nation witnessed Chief Justice of India becoming emotional at conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts held at Vigyan Bhan (New Delhi) on Sunday 24.04.2016 citing low number of judges in the country responsible for piling up of court-cases. Best administrator is one who can reform even in available resources. Main cause for slow justice is unholy culture of liberal adjournments and ex-party stay-orders. Vice ...
> Former CAG points towards needless staffers accompanying VVIPs
> Courier Service
> Bank-officials, valuers main culprits for huge (NPAs)
> Steps to save on petroleum products
> Time to impose a total ban on bullet-firing
 
 
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No nexus between Naxals, ISIS: MHA
NEW DELHI, Apr 27 (Agencies): No nexus between Naxals and Islamic State has come to the notice of the government so far, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary replied in the negative when asked "if it is a fact that a nexus between Islamic State and various Naxal groups of the country has come to notice, as supporters in country have been caught trying to carry out a big attack in the ...
> Pakistan JIT's visit was on a reciprocal basis: MHA
> We have faith in the judiciary: Harish Rawat on SC ruling
> Illegal foreign funds being pumped into J&K: Govt
> LeT recruiting Pak youths, training them in camps in PoK
> Uttarakhand stalls RS, but Lok Sabha functions
 
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FS-level talks failed to yield results: Pak media
ISLAMABAD, Apr 27 (Agencies): The Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan "failed" to break the stalemate and did not produce any significant measure of forward movement as the two sides only raised issues important to them without conceding ground to the other, the Pakistan media said today. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry met his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar in New Delhi yesterday on the sidelines of the He...
> RAW hand behind terrorist attacks in Pakistan an undeniable fact: Hina
> US condemns barbaric murder of Bangladesh editor of gay rights magazine
> JeM constructing massive new madrassa in Pak's Punjab: Report
> US to deploy rocket launchers in Turkey to help fight Islamic State: Haberturk
> Hillary Clinton has 3% lead over Donald Trump, Senator Bernie Sanders 11 percent, says poll
 
 
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Politicians, bureaucrats spoiling J&K Sports
JAMMU, Apr 27: When the Constitution was being written, our founding fathers had possibly not imagined that there will be a time when the lawbreakers would become lawmakers and govern India. Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who is also president of J&K State Sports Council shouldn't let ruling party, legislators, politicians get in the way of J&K State Sports Council and Sports bodies. The chief minister must know that good governance and ...
> Sports infrastructure worth Rs 28 cr coming up in JK: Ansari
> Inter School tourney of Jammu zone commences
> Dewan Devi School excels in Inter School competitions
> Inter-School Cricket tourney at ‘Sunjuwan Oval’ playground
> Budgam premier league T20 tourney begins
 
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Supreme Court directs Vijay Mallya to disclose all assets to banks
New Delhi, Apr 26(Agencies): In a major blow, the Supreme Court has directed beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya to disclose all his assets, including the overseas assets held by him, his estranged wife and children to the banks with whom he has defaulted. The apex court has asked him to submit the details of the assets in a sealed envelope. The direction came after the court noted the unwillingness of Mallya to return to India and personall...
> Islamic State militants make deadly IEDs using material from Indian companies?
> A fraud worth Rs 80,000-cr and counting
> Parliament Session beginning on April 25 to be stormy
> Suvidha trains between Jammu and Mumbai from next month
> India Visa for Isa seen as payback for China protecting Azhar
 
 
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