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Kashmir Times Correspondent Arun Gupta dies of electric shock
JAMMU, Oct 19: Former Kashmir Times senior Correspondent Arun Gupta who has served the organization as crime reporter died due to electric shock at his residence on Thursday. Kashmir Times family during a condolence meeting prayed for the peace of departed soul and express sympathies with bereaved family. Presently he was working as PRO with Jammu Central Cooperative Bank. He was electrocuted while fixing Chinese lights on the roof of his hou...
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Braid chopping incident
5 injured in army firing on protestors in Pahalgam
ANANTNAG, Oct 18: Five persons including a woman suffered injuries in army firing on protesters after the braid of a woman was chopped in Wullarhama village of Pahalgam in southern Anantnag district. Local people alleged that the braid of a woman was cut early morning at around 7.00 AM in Sofipora locality of the village. After the incident the people chased the alleged braid chopper who, locals said, tried to flee in an army vehicle which was...
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Detention of student by police
Day 2: IUST students protest, clash with security forces
ANANTNAG, Oct 17: The continuous detention of an engineering student of Islamic university of science and technology (IUST) triggered massive protests by the students of the varsity for the second day on Wednesday. A student Junaid Ahthinmad Akhoon who is doing diploma in electrical engineering was arrested by Anantnag police on Sunday. Akhoon’s brother is an active militant associated with Hizb. Police maintains that he has been detained for q...
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Teacher, SPO killed in south Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Oct 18: A teacher and a Special Police Official (SPO) were killed by unidentified persons at Shopian and Tral respectively. A police spokesman in a statement said SPO was killed by militants at Tral this evening. He was identified as Abdul Haleem Kohli son of Fateh Kohli. Kohli was at home, when militants opened fire on him at Gutroo Village in Tral, and killed him on the spot. He was posted at Aripal tehsil in Tral sub division. ...
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Braid chopping
SWC raises question over SITs, police investigation
SRINAGAR, Oct 18: Chairperson State Commission for Women today questioned the investigation by police and Special Investigation Teams (SIT) regarding the growing incidents of mysterious braid chopping, saying that they have failed to share details of the enquiry done so far. “We had asked the SITs to share the details of investigation on daily basis but they so far failed to share the details even of a single case,” the Commission’s chairperson...
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8 civilians injured, 2 vehicles damaged in border firing
MENDHAR, Oct 18: Eight civilian, including a two-year-old baby, sustained injuries and two vehicles were damaged while four cattle perished as Pakistan army opened heavy fire and pounded mortars on Indian Posts and forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar and Manjakote Tehsils of Poonch district, today. Official reports said that Pakistani army pounded shells and fired indiscriminately upon the civilian populated villages in ...
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88 fresh cases of dengue in Jammu in 11 days
JAMMU, Oct 18 (Agencies): As many as 88 people were tested positive for dengue during the past 11 days here, taking the total number of such patients in the state since July to 336, officials said. Out of the 88 tested positive for dengue since October 7 last, 71 are residents of the Jammu district, seven of Sabma, six Kathua, two Udhampur and one each of Rajouri and Doda districts, they said. At 292, Jammu has recorded the highest number of c...
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SHRC sends notice to higher-ups over torture of inmates in J&K
JAMMU, Oct 18: Taking suo-moto cognizance of alleged torture and stripping of a prisoner at Kot Bhalwal jail here, the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today issued a notice to top police and jail officials seeking a detailed report on the incident. Member SHRC, Jang Bahadur Singh Jamwal, issued the notice to the Director General of Police (DGP), Director General Prisons, Superintendent and medical officer of central jail ...
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13 Deans appointed for cluster varsities
JAMMU, Oct 18: The Higher Education Department Wednesday announced the appointment of 13 Deans for various disciplines in Cluster University Jammu and Srinagar. The department through separate orders issued today ordered the transfer/deputation/adjustment of seven officers for the Cluster University Jammu and 6 officers for the Cluster University Srinagar. Besides the appointment of Deans, as per the Higher Education Department order No 608 HE...
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Mehbooba, Rajnath discuss J&K security situation
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Oct 18: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues, including the recent spurt in violent incidents in the Kashmir valley, an official said. During the 30-minute meeting, the Chief Minister briefed the Home Minister about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the steps taken to maintain peace in the state. Singh assured Mehbooba of all central assista...
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Para-military forces cannot substitute state police: MHA
NEW DELHI, Oct 18: The Union Home Ministry told state governments on Wednesday that paramilitary forces could not substitute state police and should be deployed only in emergencies. The Home Ministry’s missive came after the West Bengal government moved the Calcutta High Court and got a stay against the Centre’s move to withdraw 700 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling, where an agitation demanding a separate state, Gorkhaland, i...
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Targetting Vadra clear witch-hunt: Cong
NEW DELHI, Oct 18: The Congress party has termed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) target on Robert Vadra as 'witch-hunt' and a product of 'revengeful politics.' “This is a clear witch-hunt being practiced by the Centre, based on selectively leaked emails. Nothing has been proved against Robert Vadra as of now. The Centre only wants to keep the matter hanging in a way to divert people from the 'Beta Bachao' movement in Gujarat,” Congress spoke...
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No rental for satellite phone connections
Telecom ministry’s Diwali gift for para-military forces men
NEW DELHI, Oct 18: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said armed as well as para-military forces like CRPF, BSF, BRO, ITBP, etc will now be able to make calls to their families using satellite phone for Re 1 per minute from Thursday. The current call rate for most of such connections was Rs 5 per minute, although some subsidised ones paid Re 1. "On the eve of Diwali, we are announcing that Armed forces and para-military forces station...
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‘Alleged R&B negligence takes life of a biker in Rafiabad’
He was drunk, had already hit someone on the road: AEE
SRINAGAR, Oct 18: The alleged negligence of R&B department has Wednesday taken life of a biker after he fell into an open pit while driving on the Ladoora-Achabal road. Iqbal Amin, locals said the R&B sub division Watergam department is undergoing road widening of the Ladoora-Achabal road and a culvert has been dug at approx 8/10 in size with six feet depth. The R&B officials have left the deep pit open without any signboard r barricade that wo...
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Cartoon Corner
2 books from J&K selected for international book fair
JAMMU, Oct 18: “Elements of Noting and Drafting” by Nasreen Malik and the “Tales of the Valley” by Vijay Shabnam were the two books from J&K which were selected for Indonesia International Book Fair 2017 held from September 6 to 10. Both the books were publications of Jay Kay Law Reporters owned by Rajiv Gupta, who is also from J&K....
> ‘Security Refund Scam’ in BGSBU
> Ambulance driver demanded Rs 2,700 from mother of girl injured in Pak bombing
> Four fresh cases of dengue reported
> CM convenes public grievance redress camp at Ramban
> 2 judges transferred
PDP worker killed in Shopian
SRINAGAR, Oct 16: A PDP worker was killed by unidentified gunmen at Nagbal in Shopian. Reports said Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh (50) was shot at by gunmen near his residence at Homun, Nagbal around 8 PM. He was shifted to n Zainpora Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The deceased was a former sarpanch. Soon after his killing security forces and police cordoned off the area for search operation....
> As carpet crisis looms in Kashmir, traders point to GST jolt
> Three Jawans from Kargil conquered a Ladakh’s highest peak Stok Kangri in 9 days
> Grenade hurled at CRPF
> J&K’s Forest Corporation sells 8.85 lakh cft’s timber for Rs 55.42 cr revenue
> Srinagar airport security reviewed
Mandatory Aadhaar is wrong
Even as Supreme Court guidelines have made it clear that beneficiaries cannot be denied access to welfare schemes, particularly those related to supply of food grains, even if they don't have Aadhaar, the common masses are suffering because they are repeatedly being warned of consequences if the Aadhaar card is not linked to various services, shockingly including the welfare schemes. For almost a year since the Centre announced it mandatory to h...
> Powers stopping K-resolution
> Saving child brides
> Corruption thrives, unemployment shoots up, economic growth plunges in Modi's India - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Transparency in appointments
> Course correction on GST
A part-time Chief Minister
By Kuldip Nayar
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that he would be taking five days off in a month to attend to his duties as the head priest of the Gorakhnath Temple. Television networks ran this part of his speech only once. Either the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forced the channels to take the story off or the Chief Minister himself felt so embarrassed that he withdrew his statement. That could be the reason why the speech did not see th...
> Keeping Cool..! - By Robert Clements
> Emergency-type situation bares Modi's authoritarianism - By B.K. Chum
> The Ninety - Ten Principle..! - By Robert Clements
> Wrongful Rhetoric And Trump's Strategy on Iran - By Kathy Kelly
> Stay Inside; There's Nothing Outside..! - By Robert Clements
Delay in announcement of poll dates for Gujarat creates controversy
By Satish Misra
Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti on October 12 announced that assembly election in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh are going to be held on November 9 but created a controversy of sorts by holding back the poll schedule of Gujarat which too has to face elections. What makes the whole episode intriguing is the fact that while results of the Gujrat assembly elections are going to be announced on December 18 along with that of Himachal but ...
> Wasting lives in 'hell-holes' of Indian jails - By Humra Quraishi
> A Permanent Fire Cracker Ban - By Vasudha Rao
> Regulatory exclusion of the rich buying gold - By Nantoo Banerjee
> Trump and Iran - By Gwynne Dyer
> Student Unions Amid Neoliberal Times - By Bhat Iqball Majeed
Exploiting youth
Dear Editor, I don't find words to describe the beauty of Kashmir, popularly known as paradise on earth and which is famous for its serene natural beauty throughout the world. However, it really pains when I look at the destruction the Valley has gone through all these years. The lust of the politicians had turned this serene place into an ugly battle. Hundreds of innocent people have lost lives in the turbulence. This sad state of affairs ...
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> Demolition drives
> Drugs killing youth
> GST real purpose
> Introduction of high-speed bullet trains - KT NEWS SERVICE
PM Narendra Modi hails move to term toilets in UP as 'izzat ghar'
New Delhi, Oct 17(Agencies): In yet another push to the BJP government's 'Clean India' campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the construction of toilets ('izzat ghar') in Uttar Pradesh, which, he hoped, will prevent the dignity of Indian women. PM Narendra Modi referred to 'izzat ghar' – a term coined by the UP government, which links women's pride with the construction of toilets - during a speech he delivered while inaugur...
> Nirmala Sitharaman to spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
> Calcutta High Court puts a stay on removal of central forces from Darjeeling
> Taj Mahal a symbol of love not worship, Mughal rulers were aiyaash: Shia Waqf Board chairman
> Gandhis hate Gujaratis, BJP has served Nehru's vision better: Modi
> ‘Will PM now stop hoisting flag from Red Fort?'
India could benefit from military rule, think majority of Indians: Study
Washington, Oct 17(Agencies): More than four-fifths of Indian citizens trust their government, but interestingly, a majority of Indians also support military rule and autocracy, a latest Pew survey said on Monday. “In India, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9 percent since 2012, 85 per cent (of people) trust their national government," Pew Research said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries acros...
> CPEC not good in international law, hurts Gilgit residents: Top European think tank
> Nuclear war may break out at any time, warns North Korea
> Florida governor Rick Scott declares emergency, fearing white nationalist violence
> 15 dead, over 40 wounded in Afghan police centre attack: Hospital
> 'Crooked' Hillary will run for 2020 presidential elections, thinks Donald Trump
Indian coach ‘hugs’ British girl at world youth archery, suspended for life
NEW DELHI, Oct 18 (Agencies):The Archery Association of India (AAI) has banned coach Sunil Kumar for life for misconduct during the Youth World Archery Championships held in Argentina from October 2-8. Sunil Kumar, who had accompanied the Indian compound team at the global event, will be barred from participating in all activities related to archery. Virendra Sachdeva, an official of the AAI, said that Sunil had hugged a female member of the G...
> India thrash Japan to start Asia Cup hockey campaign with a bang
> T20 cricket tourney concludes at Bhaderwah
> Aryan wins gold medal
> JK Police, SFA, JKSPDC, F&S XI play goal less draws
> Asanka Gurusinha was assigned the work to convince
Denied ration over Aadhaar-linking, Jharkhand girl dies of starvation
Ranchi, Oct 17(Agencies): A Jharkhand-based girl allegedly died of starvation after her mother was denied ration over Aadhaar linkage. As per reports, the family's ration cards were not linked with Aadhaar. The incident took place in Karimati village of Jharkhand's Simdega district. 11-year-old Santoshi Kumari reportedly starved for nearly eight days ahead of dying. Kumari, who died on September 28, came from an impoverished family. Owing to ...
> VC chairs State Advisory Board for Welfare, Development of SCs meet
> 24 passengers fall ill after consuming food in Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express
> World praising India for reforms like demonetisation, GST: Jaitley
> BJP Govt at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III: RSS
> Consider taking steps to firewall games like Blue Whale, SC tells govt
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