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PDP leader’s brother among 2 killed
Vehicle ploughs into Batote shop
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 27: Two persons including brother of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Arshad Malik of Batote were killed and three others injured in two separate road mishaps in Batote and Jammu today. Reports from Udhampur and Ramban said that younger brother of PDP leader Arshad Malik of Batote was killed and two persons were injured when a speedy lorry rammed into a shop in the main market of Batote along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, th...
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Indo-Pak Foreign Secys meet in Aug
Pak positive about forward movement
NEW DELHI, Jul 27 (Agencies): Pakistan has hoped that with the upcoming foreign secretary level talks with India, the two countries will move forward in all areas as articulated by their Prime Ministers. Addressing a congregation at the Jama Majid in the national capital last evening where he was invited for Iftar by Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said the holy month of Ramadan was a special occasion for all Mus...
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Shutdown in Tulmulla continues
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: Normal life continued to remain paralysed in Tulmulla today also in view of a general strike. The strike was observed a day after restrictions were imposed in the area to put to an end the clashes and protestors. The clashes had started some days back when the people allegedly caught a Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) in a compromising position with a woman employee in his office. Police later alleged that local imam incited pe...
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Militant hideout busted: Army
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Army today claimed to have busted a militant hideout in Baramulla. Giving details, a defence spokesman said, “Based on a specific intelligence input, a joint operation was launched by an RR Unit and J&K Police in Baramulla which resulted in busting of a militant hideout and recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition.” He added that today on receipt of specific intelligence, a joint operation was launched in Hajibal area...
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Empty treasuries on Eid indication of decline: Vakil
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Senior Congress leader Abdul Gani Vakil today said that empty treasuries on the occasion of Eid is a clear indication of the situation having gone from bad to worse. In a statement, he expressed his serious concern over the bankruptcy of state government. “Government employees, daily wagers, casual labourers have not been paid their dues on this auspicious occasion of Eid and consequently they are facing lot of difficulties in...
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3 labourers rescued, one dies
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: Police and fire services team rescued three labourers from a well who were doing cleaning job of it in Handwara. However, the fourth died later. Four labourers went down into a well to clean it at village Batpora in Handwara. But none of them came out. However, some locals raised alarm and a team of police and fire service was called in. The joint team rescued all the four labourers who were taken out in unconscious state fro...
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Salahuddin extends Eid greetings
Condemns world community’s silence on Israeli aggression
SRINAGAR, July 27 (KNS): On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, United Jihad Council (UJC) chief, Syed Salahuddin has extended heartfelt greetings to the Muslim world especially people of Kashmir and Palestine. In a statement issued to KNS, Saleem Hashmi spokesman of Hizb has quoted Salahuddin as saying that the situation in Kashmir and Palestine is open before the world. Salahuddin condemned what he called the silence of the world community over Israeli ...
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National War Memorial planned for Delhi
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI, Jul 27: On the 15th anniversary of the Kargil War, defence minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government will soon finalize the site for construction of a "grand" National War Memorial. After paying homage to martyrs of the 1999 war with Pakistan, the minister said he would soon be visiting the Princess Park locality near the India Gate complex here with the chiefs of three Services to take an appropriate decision on the issu...
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OTHER STORIES
After Baltal unrest, yatra declines
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 27: In the last one week the total number of pilgrim heading towards Amarnath cave shrine have fallen drastically. According to official sources before unrest started in Baltal base camp area the average number of over 10,000 pilgrims were performing ‘darshan’ of the ice lingam inside the cave shrine. After July 22 the day four pilgrims died due to cylinder blast under mysterious circumstances the yatra numbers started decreasing. ...
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Poisonous mushroom claims another life in Darhal
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 27: Another girl, who consumed wild mushroom in Parodi village of Darhal in Rajouri district, yesterday, died at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital taking the death toll to two. As reported, a girl died while two others were critical after the consumed wild mushroom in Parodi village of Darhal in Rajouri district yesterday. Two girls, who were in a critical condition, were shifted to District Hospital, Rajouri from where ...
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Iftaar parties catching up in valley
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: As the holy month of Ramzan is coming to an end, the trend of Iftaar get togethers is catching up in valley these days. Although during the month of Ramzan official Iftaar parties remain in vogue, arranging Iftaar parties at home is altogether a different experience for the people in valley. The month of Ramzan comes with an aroma of blessings and spirituality. Certainly this month preaches harmony, brotherhood and togethernes...
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Youth posing as militant, extorting money arrested
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: A local youth hailing from Tral area of Pulwama district was picked up by the joint team of security forces after they received complaints that he was posing as militant and extorting money from local people and elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions. According to a statement issued by the state police, “A toy pistol and a tear smoke grenade were recovered from an extortionist in Pulwama who was apprehended in...
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Seharkhan spends Ramazan, Eid away from family
YASMEEN KHAN
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Now with Eid only a few days away, Abdul Rashid, a Seharkhan, is busy biding adieu to holy month of Ramzan and collecting money from the people. Having helped the people wake up for sehri (pre dawn meal) with his drum beating throughout the holy month of Ramzan, he now expects the people to help him financially on Eid. “Surely I work as a seharkhan during Ramzan to please Allah. But it is also a source of income in the presen...
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Natrang stages Hindi play 'Badla'
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 27: New play in Hindi based on a world known Russian story ‘Badla’ written by Anton Chekhov and directed by Neeraj Kant was presented here today in its weekly theatre series, Sunday Theatre here today . The dramatic action and creative execution of the scenes was much appreciated by the audience who is offered a variegated variety of plays of different genres by Natrang every Sunday since last 10 years. The play ‘Badla’ opens a...
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8 tank shells found in Miran Sahib
JAMMU, Jul 25: Police claimed to have recovered around eight bombs from the bank of a canal in Miran Sahib on city outskirts here today. Panic gripped the area after the recovery of eight TPT 84 mm anti-tank rocket shells from the bank of canal, police said, adding that the shells were seen lying on the canal bank under the mud by locals, this morning in village Ratiyan of Miran Sahib and they informed police at 8 AM. Large number of locals gat...
> 41 AK bullets recovered in Rajouri
> Jitendra meets Rajnath
> Jammu bandh call today
> SHO Gursai attached over escape of accused
> PAK resident dies in Mendhar
 
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50 jawans lost in 3 years due to cold in Siachen
NEW DELHI, Jul 25: Fifty soldiers lost their lives in Siachen Glacier due to climatic conditions and avalanches in the last three years while 16 soldiers died while serving in UN peacekeeping operations during that period, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. In written replies, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said the government was aware of the "strategic importance" of Siachen Glacier and requisite forces have been deployed in that area on basis...
> Amid scorching heat Eid rush picks up
> Guv appeals for normalcy
> Rajnath reviews Baltal situation
> Visitors to public libraries decline in Valley
> JKLF expresses grief over Parimpora accident
 
 
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Modi and Hindutva footprints
After demanding ban on bikinis along Goa beaches and end to the tourist destination’s pubs, BJP ally and Goa minister, Deepak Dhavalikar has stirred yet another controversy by expressing hope that prime minister Narendra Modi will develop India into a ‘Hindu nation’. Much as this assertion triggers fears of subversion of the secular fabric of this country, it may well be true. The turn of events in Uttar Pradesh-from Moradabad to Saharanpur, cle...
> Violence on LoC
> Child rights in J&K: Between rhetoric and reality - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Perilious path in Palestine
> Violating religious freedom
> Dismal scenario
 
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The party mandate
By A G Noorani
IN Jammu & Kashmir, which is due to go to the polls next November to elect its legislative assembly, the Election Commission of India asked all political parties last month to submit their manifestos within two days so that they are analysed in the light of the Model Code of Conduct. Its officers will procure the manifestos and send them to EC with their comments. No election official has any business performing such a task. Neither the EC nor...
> Work is worship..! - By Robert Clements
> Modi consolidates hold on BJP - By M K Dhar
> Be Strong..! - By Robert Clements
> Aggression name of the game - By Proloy Bagchi
> Recognising the searing effects of micro-aggression - By Elayne Clift
 
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Tamil girls too face the threat of 'Honor' killing
By Kirthi Jayakumar
Ramya (name changed) hails from a small village close to Virudhachalam in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Although her parents ensured that she got the best of education, and today they support her endeavours to do well in her career in the booming Information Technology industry in Chennai, every time she goes home for a visit she is warned against doing anything that would bring disgrace to the family and is threatened with dire consequences...
> Child Labour: A Global scourge - By Ashley Tseng
> The Burden of inequity - By Badri Raina
> BJP discovers harsh realities difficult to overcome - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Inevitable logic of Gaza tunnels - By Jamal Doumani
> Ah these road deaths! - By S Mukhtar
 
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Reckless driving by teenagers
Dear Editor, Every other day we come across reports of teenagers driving the vehicles on the Indian roads recklessly especially during night hours. It is of course a worrisome issue to note that these minors often crash innocent people mostly jhuggi walas and slum people who are sleeping on the footpaths near the roads. In order to drive their vehicle at high speed they cannot control their vehicles while on driving. Most of the minors as obser...
> Warning-signal for BJP
> BJP invited Ambani family
> Dogra volunteers in Kargil war
> Return of KPs
> Katju exposes rot in judiciary
 
 
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Hooda govt attacked over administering commissioners' oath
CHANDIGARH, July 28 (Agencies): A controversy has erupted over Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda administering the oath of office to new members of State Information Commission and the Commissioners of Right to Service Commission barely an hour after the new Governor took charge, with the Opposition terming the move as "unconstitutional". However, Chief Secretary S C Choudhary maintained that there was no illegality in making the app...
> Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan
> Curfew relaxed for 4 hours in strife-hit Saharanpur
> 'Strengthen preventive vigilance to curb corruption'
> No device found anywhere at my residence: Gadkari
> School where 6-yrr old allegedly raped reopens
 
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Lull in Gaza fighting as US, UN call for durable ceasefire
JERUSALEM, July 28 (Agencies): Relative calm prevailed in Gaza today after Israel reduced its assault in the coastal strip and rocket fire from Hamas also declined considerably even as both the US and the UN called for a durable ceasefire to end the deadly 20-day conflict. The UN Security Council late last night called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" between Israel and Palestine, asking the parties to implement the t...
> Downing of MH17 may amount to war crime: UN
> 6 children among 15 dead in Aleppo bombing: Syria Monitor
> Chinese nationals may be fighting in Iraq: Special Envoy
> Swaraj describes Nepal visit as 'very successful'
> Israel resumes Gaza strikes atfer Hamas rejects ceasefire
 
 
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Bikram Club faces Bagal in final
JAMMU, July 27: Bikram Club shall take on Bagal Club in the final of the District Baramulla Hockey Championship, to be played on a later date, at Government (boys) Degree College ground, here. In the second semifinal, played today, Bikram Club outplayed SAI North 5-3 in tie-breaker. Earlier, in the stipulated time the match ended in a 1-1 draw. The SAI North took the first lead netting the ball in the 20th minute through Javed Ahmed. Entering ...
> Narinder Pal hockey tourney next week
> Singh Club wins in Akhnoor T20
> India Ends CWG Day 3 with seven more medals, tally reaches at 17
> Happiest day of my life, says wife of Team India's newest pacer
> Dhoni has no business to criticize Boon's decision openly: former ICC match-referee
 
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CII seeks PM's intervention over drug price fixing
NEW DELHI, July 28 (Agencies): Industry chamber CII has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention over "unilateral fixing" of drug prices by NPPA saying the exercise based on "an inequitable formula" has done collateral damage to indigenous industry. "The industry is willing and committed to partner the government in its efforts to meet the healthcare needs of Indian patients through various mechanisms ... But questions the unilateral ...
> Def Min defers decision on Navy chopper deal
> Jaitley announces some concessions, tax on MF from July 10
> Govt promoting labour intensive manufacturing process: Min
> Women's participation in workforce is half of men: Govt
> Recapitalisation of PSU banks is on high priority: Jaitley
 
 
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