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Need to create environment where Muslims feel safe, secure: Mufti
‘They stood like a rock with India since 1947, also deserve sense of ownership of this great country’
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: Emphasising upon the need for affirmative action for social upliftment of 17 crore Muslim population of the country, chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today said that India’s largest minority see their future in secular India. Referring to the Sachar Committee Report, he called for creating environment conducive for the development of Muslims, who have stood like a rock with India since 1947, when the country was divided ...
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NC MLAs to attend session again today
Speaker revokes NC MLAs’ suspension on CM’s request
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: Legislative assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta today revoked the suspension of two Opposition National Conference legislators after the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed requested him to do so. Some other legislators had also made the similar request. Chief minister urged the speaker for revoking suspension of two National Conference (NC) legislators, who were suspended yesterday for disrupting the proceedings of the lower hou...
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We’ll fast-track Jammu airport expansion: CM
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: To address the issue of space crunch at Jammu Airport, chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday said the government is committed to acquire additional land for expansion, which will pave way for its upgradation on the pattern of Srinagar Airport. He said the issue was discussed threadbare during Civil Military Liaison meeting held recently in which it was decided that the Army and the Civil Administration will exchange ...
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J&K pursuing flood package with Centre: Bukhari
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: The state government today said it is pursuing a financial package with the Centre for the rehabilitation of the flood victims in the State. "Yes, we are looking at Delhi for a comprehensive package," Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Basharat Bukhari, while replying to the Calling Attention Notice by MLA Kulgam, MY Tarigami, on the efforts being made by the government towards rehabilitating the victims of September 2014 floo...
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Cong, other MLAs stage walkout in LA
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: Congress and other parties today staged walk out during question hour after speaker disallowed their demand of discussion on prevailing law and order situation in the state. As the assembly proceeding started in the morning, Congress legislators stood up from their respective seats asked the speaker to suspend the question hour and discuss the prevailing law and order situation in the state. The congress legislators had al...
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KCS Judicial results challenged: Don’t proceed further: HC asks PSC
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: Giving a sigh of relief to the aspirants of Kashmir Civil Service (Judicial) who did not succeed in preliminary examinations, the High Court has asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) not to proceed further on result of preliminary objective type test till next date of hearing in the matter. The court issued the order in this petition filed by the aggrieved candidates who have challenged the preliminary results (KCS Judicial...
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Core values of tolerance, plurality cannot be wasted: Prez
NEW DELHI, Oct 7 (Agencies): The core civilisational values of diversity, tolerance and plurality have kept India united for centuries and they cannot be wasted, President Pranab Mukherjee said today in remarks that come against the backdrop of the Dadri lynching over rumours of beef eating. "I firmly believe that we cannot allow the core values of our civilisation to be wasted and the core values is what over the years the civilisation celebra...
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3 new AIIMS cleared for M’rashtra, AP, WB
NEW DELHI, Oct 7: The central government today cleared a proposal to establish three new AIIMS in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) at a total of cost of Rs 4,949 Cr. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave approval for setting up of three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Nagpur in Maharashtra, Manglagiri, Andhra Pradesh and K...
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Connectivity gateway to development: Mufti
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: Describing connectivity as gateway to development, chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday said the government is committed to provide dependable road links between Jammu and Kashmir divisions to annihilate distances. Identifying connectivity as top priority of the government, he said once the work on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is completed, the journey between the two capital cities will take no more than four ho...
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5 more test positive for Dengue in Jammu
JAMMU, Oct 7: Five more cases of dengue were today reported, taking the total number of patients suffering from the vector-borne disease in Jammu region of the state to 57. "Five persons were tested positive of the vector-bone disease, out of which three were from Jammu, one from Kathua and one from Udhampur district," Director of Health Services (Jammu) Baljeet Singh Pathania said. Out of 77 blood samples tested yesterday, 19 were found to be...
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Union Home Secy calls on Guv
‘Bid to harm secular fabric of India will not be tolerated’
JAMMU, Oct 7: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today said that the country would not tolerate any attempt aimed at harming the secular fabric of the country. "Even as the law and order is a state subject but the central government has asked for zero tolerance for the issues which harm the secular fabric of the country," Mehrishi said while replying to a question regarding the lynching of a man in Dadri village of Uttar Pradesh. He said that...
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‘Encroachment on state land by Raman Bhalla’
HC directs SSP VOJ to file fresh status report
JAMMU, Oct 7 (JNF): High Court (HC) today directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vigilance Organization Jammu (VOJ) to file fresh status report within two weeks in a case pertaining to alleged construction of Palatial House by former Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla on state land. In writ petition filed by Social activist Professor SK Bhalla alleging construction of a palatial house by former Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla on state land com...
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BAJ suspends work in HC over security lapse
JAMMU, Oct 7: High Court Bar Association Jammu (BAJ) today suspended work, protesting against the security lapse in the court complex at Janipur area in which a man was shot at by members of a rival gang. "The BAJ decided to suspend work in protest against the security lapses in the court complex which led to exchange of gun shots posing a serious threat to security of judicial officers, advocates and litigants," BAJ President Abhinav Sharma sa...
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Police officer killed in militant attack
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: A police officer of Sub-Inspector rank of the J&K police was killed in a militant attack in Bandipora district. Reports said militants surfaced in front of a private vehicle and showered a volley of bullets upon the police officer killing him. The slain cop was a tech savvy cop of Special Investigating Team. Reports said Sub-Inspector Altaf Ahmed alias Altaf Laptop was tracking the movements of a militant for couple of days. I...
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Hideout busted in Mahore
JAMMU, Oct 7: Security forces claimed to have busted militant hideout and recovered six UBGL grenades and sixty rounds AK-47 in the forest area of Bandhara Dewal of tehsil Mahore. Official reports said that a joint search operation was launched by police party of Police Station Mahore, Police Post Dewal alongwith nafri of CRPF 126 Battalion led by ASI Mohammad Ashaq of PP Dewal under the supervision of Inspector Romal Singh SHO Police Station M...
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Omar: Has anyone seen the formal order for 2 AIIMS?
SRINAGAR, Oct 7: National Conference (NC) working president today asked whether anyone has seen the formal order of sanctioning two AIIMS in the state by central government. When a national news agency flashed a news alert today claiming union cabinet has approved building of three new AIIMS-like institutes in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal Omar lost no time in raising a point about the status of AIIMS sanctioned for the state of J...
> Usman Majeed alleges attack with weapon in LA
> CM grieved over killing of 4 soldiers
> Veeri tables SVC, SVO reports in LA
> Speaker nominates panel of Chairmen
> J&K Bank elevates top management
Courage to speak
Nayantara Sahgal needs more than an applause for having so courageously opposed a culture of intolerance and brutality amidst a deafening silence from the majority of intellectuals and empowered elite of the country as a hate soaked perverse ideology sanctions brutal murders and marginalization of dissenters and minorities and the government, far from cracking down on culprits, chooses to justify the wrongs on some feeble pretext of the other. S...
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> Armed with lies and half truths, media wages a war - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Maintaining Internet neutrality
Farmers suicides: Victims of traders & politicians
By Sudhansu R Das
How to prevent farmers' suicide has become the biggest challenge before the country. As per National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) between 1995 and 2012, 2.85 lakh farmers have committed suicide in the country. The suicide of such a large number of farmers in the country amid huge global and domestic demand for food questions the effectiveness as well as transparency of the global agriculture trade, various agriculture practices and the nation's a...
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> As we grow old..! - By Robert Clements
Dadri Lynching: A Political Crime Borne Out Of Criminal
Conspiracy And A Terrifying Lack Of Remorse Activists of various Leftist Students Unions carry placards denouncing the lynching of a 52-year-old Muslim farmer Mohammad Akhlaq (in Dadri) as they shout anti-government slogans during a protest at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on October 02, 2015. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty/The HinduWhen we asked how and what happened, their first reaction was what happened was both "good and bad". Bad because some...
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Menace of black money-a complicated solution?
Dear Editor, Blackmoney in our country is stated to be equal to the total national economy of our country. Several steps were take from time to time in the past by the previous Central dispensations but in vain it went on growing by keeps and bounds. The NDA and in particular the BJP, during its election campaign in 2014 Parliamentary elections assured to unearth black money fast within days and every Indian will have rupees 15 lakh in his pock...
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Minor fire in BSF air wing office in CGO complex
NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Agencies): A minor fire today broke out inside a building housing the air wing office of the BSF and other central police organisations in the CGO Complex here. However, no human injuries have been reported, Fire Department officials said. A call was received at 12:17 AM and following that a dozen fire tenders were rushed to Block no. 4 tower inside the CGO Complex on Lodhi Road, they said. "The fire emanated from the first ...
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Kajita, McDonald win nobel physics prize for neutrino work
STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Agencies): Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics today for discovering the "chameleon-like" nature of neutrinos, work that yielded the crucial insight that the tiny particles have mass. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the two researchers had made key contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe at nearly the spe...
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Govt High Sec School Nagrota wins opening tie
JAMMU, Oct 6: Junior District Kabaddi Championship was inaugurated by Rajan Sharma Divisional Sports Officer of J&K State Sports Council here today Those who were present on the occasion, District secretary Jammu District Kabaddi Association Dinesh Gupta, Inderjeet Sharma Distt. President, Ravi Singh Manager Indoor Stadium, Anil Modi Org. Secretary, Kuldeep Kumar Gupta, General Secretary, Shakti Dutt Sharma, Sanjeet Kumar, Anil...
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> Measures afoot to upgrade, modernize various golf courses in state: Altaf Bukhari
Rational personal taxes, flat 25% corporate tax in 4 yrs: Jaitley
NEW YORK, Oct 6: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised a rational tax rate for individuals and bringing down of corporate tax to 25 per cent flat in four years beginning next fiscal along with removal of exemptions except those that encourage individual savings. Addressing students and faculty at the Columbia University here last night, he said along with a rational rate of taxation, more banking transactions and making PAN card compulsory...
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