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Police ASI killed, cop injured in Zakura attack
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: A police official killed and a cop injured after a police party was attacked by militants at Zakura area on the city outskirts here this evening. Clued-up sources confirmed that an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) was killed and a Special Police Officer (SPO) injured after being fired upon by militants at Zakura area. They said militants managed to flee and opened fire on police van which was chasing them after their rifle snatc...
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Less than a week after joining LeT, Anantnag footballer lays down arms
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Nov 17: Less than week after joining militant ranks a young man from southern Anantnag township, Majid Khan alias Majid Kachru, on Thursday laid down arms and decided to return home to lead a normal life. Majid, a talented footballer and cricketer had announced his joining LeT earlier this week on social media. His picture brandishing AK-47 had gone viral on social networking sites. The news of his picking up arms came as a shock to h...
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Majid did not surrender; he came back on his own: Police
‘No charges will be pressed on him’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: Assuring the 20-year-old Anantnag youth, Majid Khan, who “came back” after reportedly joining militants for nine days, the security forces Friday said that no charges will be pressed against him and he will be facilitated to live a normal and dignified life. Khan, who had joined LeT nine days ago, and is a famous footballer in Anantnag, returned after passionate appeals from her mother became widespread on social media. Addre...
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Hope Majid is not harassed: Omar
Mother’s love prevails finally: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: Reacting over the returning of footballer Majid Khan of South Kashmir's Anantnag district from the fold of militancy, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti termed it as a positive sign and said mother’s love finally prevailed. Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter and wrote: "A mother’s love prevailed. Her impassioned appeal helped in getting Majid, an aspiring footballer back home. Every time a youngster resorts to violence, it is his famil...
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Further chill in Kashmir, traffic on highway restored
Fresh snowfall, rains in J&K
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: Fresh snowfall occurred today in upper reaches, while rain in plain areas leading to more cold in Kashmir. Leh was coldest after the minimum temperature recorded further drop and settled at minus 6.9 degree followed by border town of Kargil and Gulmarg minus 5.6 degree. Light rain or snow would occur at scattered places in the Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours, a Met department spokesman said. However, he said the we...
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Winter vacations for Kashmir schools
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: The state government today announced three-month winter vacation for schools in Kashmir division and other areas falling under winter zone in the state. According to an order issued by the secretary to the government for school education department, the winter vacation for students up to class 8 would be observed from December 4, 2017, to March 3 next year. The last working day for such classes shall be December 2, the order ...
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Militant killed in Zakura shootout: Police
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: Police today claimed that a militant was killed in an encounter at Zakura encounter today. He was identified as Mugees Ahmad Mir of Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind led by Zakir Musa. Police said Mir was injured in the Zakura shootout that also left police sub-inspector Imran Tak dead and an SPO injured. “He succumbed to his injuries. His body has reached his home at Parimpora,” said the official. “He was killed in the shootout in Zaku...
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Majid allowed to leave on mother’s request: LeT
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 17 (GNS): Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Friday said a youth Majid Arshad Khan, who joined the militants over a week ago, was permitted to leave for his home on the request of his mother, since he was the only son in the family. “Lashkar-e-Taiba has never sought violence or barbarism,” a spokesperson of the outfit Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said in a statement to news agency GNS while quoting LeT chief. “The current develop...
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Mehbooba seeks flights to ASEAN region from Srinagar airport
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Nov 17: To give fillip to the tourism industry in the State, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today urged the Centre to include Srinagar Airport among the airports in the country from where flights to ASEAN countries are to be operated. In a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, the Chief Minister said the operation of flights to and from ASEAN region to Srinagar airport would give the desired push to the ...
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Appeal to your sons to shun path of violence: DGP
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Nov 17: Director General of Police S P Vaid today urged all women in Jammu and Kashmir to appeal to their sons, who have joined militancy, to shun the path of violence and return home. The DGP's reaction comes after college student and footballer Majid Arshid Khan, who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba a week ago, walked into a security camp in south Kashmir last night and surrendered with his arms and ammunition. He was whisked away to an...
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Pak again violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch
Nearly 50 schools suffers, Cross-LOC trade suspended
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Nov 17: With no let up in cease fire violation, Pakistan Army once again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Khari, Karmara and Shahpur sectors of Poonch District. While taking precautionary measures, district administration, Poonch declared holidays in schools located near the LoC. Deputy Comissioner Poonch ordered the closure of schools near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gulpur, Karmara, Degwar, Khari, Shahpur and N...
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School boy injured after security vehicle hits him
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Nov 17: A security vehicle, reportedly part of a cavalcade escorting former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, hit a school boy and injured him today on the outskirts of the city. Senior police official said that nine-year-old Yaseen was admitted to a hospital after the incident and his condition was stable, he said. "A security vehicle moving ahead of the former chief minister's cavalcade hit a boy in Bajalta area and caused minor injurie...
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Man injured in animal attack
TAZEEM MALIK
RAJOURI, Nov 17: A man today critically injured when a wild animal attacked him in Phalni village of Rajouri's Kotranka sub division. Identified as 60-year old Kikar Singh son of Binder Singh resident of Phalni village, man was reportedly present near house in the morning hours when wild animal attacked him. "With serious injuries on facial muscles and arms, he was taken to Kandi Kotranka hospital and then referred to district hospital Rajour...
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Kishtwar Police recovers huge cache of arms
Kuldeep Sharma
KISHTWAR, Nov 17: In its continuous stride against the nefarious designs of anti national elements Kishtwar Police has busted a hideout in Chatroo sector and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition. The Senior Superintendent of Police Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary while divulging the details said that on a specific information developed by Police, Kishtwar Police along with 11 RR Army has busted a hideout of the terrorists in the Naidgam area ...
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2 IAS officers shifted
JAMMU, Nov 16: The state government today ordered transfer and postings of two IAS officers. Dheeraj Gupta, IAS(JK:1993), Principal Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department, has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary (Coordination) in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi. Hirdesh Kumar, IAS (JK: 1999), Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, has been transf...
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ED files charge-sheet against Al-Badr Mujahideen operatives
SRINAGAR, Nov 15 (Agencies): The ED today filed a charge sheet against two suspected operatives of militant outfit Al Badr Mujahideen in connection with its money laundering probe against them. The central probe agency said it filed the charge sheet, called prosecution compliant in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) parlance, against Khurshid Ahmad Bhat and Inayatullah Shah before a special court here. The case dates back to 2009 when Kashmir po...
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Look East promise
Prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to Manila for the ASEAN-India Summit, the East Asia and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit has brought India to the centre-stage in the Asian region for various reasons. The Look East policy formulated about a quarter of century back by India has been on the slow move till the last few years despite the fact that this was considered to be the best alliance for strengthening its ties with t...
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Nehru a visionary
By Brij Bhardwaj
Why BJP is so keen to target first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru who chose to be a democrat when he could have been a dictator. I am mentioning this because big daddies of the non-aligned movement became dictators after having started as popular leaders. This according to me was the real cause of decline of non-aligned movement as an anchor of foreign policy which implied maintaining equidistance from two blocks into which the...
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Left democrats record big wins in U.S. elections
By Branko Marcetic
A year ago, on November 8, Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump. Ever since then, the Left's refrain has been: "Bernie would have won." In the face of pundit after pundit after pundit warning Democrats to embrace Wall Street, move to the center, and abandon policies like Medicare for All and tuition-free college, the Left has insisted that the only way to fight Trumpism is to to embrace an unapologetic message that appeals to all ...
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Onion prices again bring tears
Dear Editor, The price of onion has started rising sky high once again and as of now it has touched Rs. 50 per kg. Potato and other vegetables are not lagging behind, some vegetables are being sold at the rate of Rs. 100 per kg and even more. Especially after the advent of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July 2017 the prices of almost all goods of daily consumption have shot up exorbitantly. Common man has thus become restive, uncomfortable bec...
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Muslims, by and large, not opposing Ram temple in Ayodhya: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
AYODHYA, Nov 16 (Agencies): Spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday said that most Muslims are not opposing the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. "I know some may not agree with this, but Muslims by and large are not opposing the Ram temple," Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said. He added that a solution may sometimes seem impossible "but our people, youth and leaders of both communities can make it possible." The Art of Living founder on...
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Trump a hideous criminal, deserves death penalty: North Korean media
SEOUL, Nov 15 (Agencies): North Korea's state media today slammed Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border. An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger on Trump's visit to South Korea last week, during which he denounced the North's "cruel dictatorship" in a speech to legislators in ...
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Virat Kohli's wicket more satisfying than first ball Rahul's wicket: Suranga Lakmal's mother
MUMBAI, Nov 16: Out of Suranga Lakmal's three sensational wickets on the opening day of the Test series at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Thursday, his mother S.H. Chadralatha was more satisfied with Kohli's wicket. Speaking exclusively over telephone from Sri Lanka, she said, "Virat Kohli's wicket gave me more satisfaction". "Yes, the opener was out first ball but this he has done in the past also (West Indies' Gayle's wicket, at Pallekele, 2010...
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Ambanis top Forbes list of Asia's richest families with net worth of $44.8 bn
NEW DELHI, Nov 16 (Agencies): With a net worth of USD 44.8 billion, the Ambanis have become the richest family in Asia. As per a Forbes listing, Mukesh Ambani family's net worth rose USD 19 billion to USD 44.8 billion, toppling the Lees of the Samsung empire, to claim the numero uno position. The Ambanis are the only Indian family on the top 10 richest families list in Asia. Despite dropping to the second spot, Korea's Lee family still saw it...
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