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Civilian killed, another injured in army firing at Beerwah
SRINAGAR, July 21: A civilian was killed and another injured in army firing in Beerwah today. The deceased was identified as Tanveer Ahmad Wani, 25, son of Mohammad Akbar Wani of Arwah Beerwah. He was critically injured after being hit with bullet on his head by personals of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR). Tanveer, according to witnesses, was removed to Public Health Centre (PHC) Gondipora by locals. However, doctors declared him as brought dead. A...
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Shutdown affects life in Kashmir
Separatist march to UN office foiled, restrictions imposed; Yasin detained
SRINAGAR, July 21: The government today foiled the call by separatists to march towards UN military observers (UNMOG) office at Sonawar here by imposing restrictions in several parts of Srinagar. Senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Shabir Ahmad Shah continued under house arrest, while Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained leading a march. The separatist leadership had called for the march from all parts of Sri...
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Mehbooba asks country’s media watchdogs to help in correct, contextual portrayal of J&K
Says state’s media fraternity performed even in difficult times, maintained professional integrity
SRINAGAR, July 21: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked country’s top media watchdog organizations to help in correct and contextual portrayal of the happenings in the state. Interacting with the visiting team of Press Council of India which met her here today, the chief minister said a section of country’s media has been indulging in debates, discussions and reportage about the state and its people, most of which is far from reality. She sa...
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Pak troops violate ceasefire along LoC
SRINAGAR, July 21: Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Naugam sector for the third consecutive day and in Keran sector but there were no casualties in the unprovoked firing from across the LoC. An army official said the Indian Army is retaliating to the Pakistani aggression in equal measure. “Pakistani troops violated ceasefire again in Naugam sector today by unprovoked firing towards our posts,” he said. Th...
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Rail service in Kashmir suspended yet again
SRINAGAR, July 21: Train service has again been suspended in the Kashmir valley today, when separatists had called for “United Nations Military Observers Office” in Srinagar Chalo in protest against alleged Human Rights (HR) violations by the security forces. “We have suspended all trains between Srinagar-Badgam-in central Kashmir to Baramulla in north Kashmir today,” a railway official said. Similarly, no train will chug on Badgam-Srinagar-An...
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Over 2.27 lakh pay obeisance at Amarnath cave
SRINAGAR, July 21: Fresh batches of pilgrims, this morning, left Baltal and Pahalgam base camps for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 2.27 lakh yatris had paid obeisance since the commencement of the 40-day-long pilgrims from June 29. The weather is pleasant and pilgrimage is progressing smoothly, a yatra official said.The fresh batch of 1141 yatris, including women and sadhus, left Bagwati Nagar, Jammu base...
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Geelani urges migrant Pandits to return to their homes
‘Kashmir movement not a conflict between Hindus, Muslims’
SRINAGAR, July 21: Stating that the ongoing movement is not any conflict between Hindus and Muslisms, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), today urged migrant Kashmiri Pandits to return to their homes in Kashmir. According to a statement, the plea was made by Geelani when a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits called on him at his residence here. The Kashmiri Pandit delegation that met Hurriyat (G) chairman enquired about his h...
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Modi govt’s policies destroyed J&K: Rahul
NEW DELHI, July 21: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has refuted former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah's assertion that a third party can be approached for the settlement of the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. "I have been asserting for long that it's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies at the Centre that have destroyed Jammu and Kashmir. And the point that is being mentioned that a third party's interv...
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Another cloudburst hits Doda villages
BHADERWAH, July 21: A day after a major cloudburst incident wreaked havoc in Thathri area of Eastern Doda and Kishtwar district killing eight people, including four children and four women and causing damage to half a dozen residential houses, shops, a school and several vehicles, another cloudburst today morning caused considerable damage in many villages in Gugara, Johra and Khara area of Doda district. However, there were no reports of loss ...
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Doval to attend BRICS NSA's meeting at Beijing
NEW DELHI, July 21: Amid the ongoing stand-off between India and China over the Doklam issue, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is set to visit Beijing to attend the BRICS NSA's meeting on July 27 to 28. Meanwhile, yesterday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that all the countries, including Bhutan, are with India on the issue of the Doklam stand-off. Sushma's response came after Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal's questione...
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India should approach 3rd parties to mediate on K-issue: Farooq
NEW DELHI, July 21: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that India should approach third parties, such as the United States and China, to mediate in the Kashmir issue. Farooq Adbullah said India has so many allies across the globe, which can be approached for settling the Kashmir issue to act as a mediator between India and Pakistan. "For how long are you going to wait? Sometimes, you have to pull the bull by...
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1,141 pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu
JAMMU, July 21: A batch of 1,141 pilgrims today left Jammu for the 3,888-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in South Kashmir Himalayas. Escorted by the CRPF and police, the batch consisting of 759 males, 200 females plus 182 Sadhus and Sadhvis left in a convoy of 42 vehicles for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, officials said. With today's batch, a total of 63,301 pilgrims have left Jammu for the cave shrine in 22 batches since the y...
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Govt orders reshuffle in civil, police Deptts
JAMMU, July 21: The state government has ordered major reshuffle in the civil and police deptts here today. Mohammad Mumtaz Ali, KAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary in the J&K Public Service Commission. Ghanshyam Singh, KAS, awaiting orders of posting in the office of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary in the J&K Public Servi...
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Kovind to be the next prez with 65 pc votes
Cross-voting in 7 states big worry for opposition
NEW DELHI, Jul 20(Agencies): The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind defeated Opposition candidate Meira Kumar to be elected as the 14th President of India. Ram Nath Kovind received over 7 lakh votes indicating about 65 per cent of the votes cast while Meira Kumar lagged far behind with just 3.6 lakh votes. While the NDA candidate got the votes of 522 MPs, opposition’s face Kumar was able to get only 225 MPs to vote for...
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Soldier killed in ceasefire violation in Sunderbani
JAMMU, July 21: One soldier was killed and another injured as Pakistan troops violated the ceasefire in Rajouri district on Friday evening. A Jammu-based spokesman said the Pakistan army had initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Sunderbani sector at around 6 PM, this evening. "The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively," he said. In the exchange of fire, according to the army, Rifleman Jayadrath Singh was grievously inj...
> 3 Under Secys transferred
> 1877 leave for Amarnath cave from Jammu
> NC seeks immediate end to Indo-Pak hostilities; calls for peace
> Azad expresses regret at devastation caused by Doda cloudburst
> Majid Wani grieved over loss of lives due to cloud burst in Thatri
Omar expresses grief on Beerwah killing
SRINAGAR, July 21: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today called for an end to “cycle of death and despair”. He expressed grief over the killing of a young tailor in army firing. In a statement, Omar expressed his solidarity with the bereaved family. Praying for solace to the family of young Tanveer Ahmed Wani, he said the cycle of death and despair must end. “My heart goes out to the family of young Tanveer Ahmed Wan...
> KEG seeks PCI reinvestment in its credibility in J&K
> Mehbooba congratulates Kovind
> Pay minimum wages to employees, employed under MWA: SHRC to Govt
> Will provide 50 percent discount if you purchase beef from J&K, Rasheed to Parrikar
> KEG seeks PCI reinvestment in its credibility in J&K
Killer roads of Chenab Valley
Deaths of a score of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in a bus accident on Monday near Ramban have once again brought into focus the dilapidated conditions of the roads in Chenab Valley region. The accident was both unfortunate and tragic because the pilgrims lost their lives for no fault of theirs. It is also unfortunate that the accidents on this stretch of road, besides the Batote-Kishtwar national highway, have claimed more lives in accidents compare...
> Unjustifiable censorship
> India-China stand-off
> PM on cow vigilantism
> Flawed prescription
> Gaps in the Amarnath attack story - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
No peace yet in Iraq (or Syria)
By Gwynne Dyer
Not many of the estimated 900,000 people in refugee camps around Mosul, almost all Sunni Arabs, will be going home soon either. And in Syria, the eastern side of Aleppo, Syria's biggest city, fell last December after a four-year siege. It now contains a few tens of thousands of people rattling around in the ruins. The shooting was still going on down by the river last week when Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi dropped by and prem...
> An Ordinary Day..! - By Robert Clements
> Clash of BJP's modern-medieval agendas - By Amulya Ganguli
> Beef and Buffalo..! - By Robert Clements
> Courageous Civil Servants - By Kuldip Nayar
> Praying for others - By Robert Clements
Kashmir: An Inconvenient Truth
Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai
Kashmir is internationally recognized as a disputed territory whose final status is yet to be determined by the people. Both India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons and have fought three wars during the past half-century. This is a matter that urgently needs to be put on a road to find a just and viable solution. The heart of the matter is that Kashmir is an occupied country. Its sovereignty and right to self-determination is being ignored. In...
> Time to build national unity to deal with twin threat from Pakistan & China - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Downtown & Uptown! - By S Mukhtar
> Mergers & IBC - By Dhurjati Mukherjee
> Lynching to power - By Irfan Engineer
> Will States act to curb cow vigilantes or ignore PM's call - By Lalit Sethi
Farmers suicides on the rise alarmingly
Dear Editor, The Farmers who provide food and other eatables to the people of the whole country are being forced by the circumstances created by the policies by the successive governments to commit suicides which is on rise alarmingly leaving behind their families in utter distress. Around three lakh farmers have reportedly committed suicides so far. The peasants with small land holdings or no holdings at all are the worst victims of the age ol...
> DMRC should run Metro for 24 hrs
> GST on sanitary-napkins
> Pay-Commission report to be applicable for MPs
> Political crisis in Nagaland
> Exchange of vital information
'Sacked' Cong veteran Shankersinh Vaghela resigns, says won't join BJP
NEW DELHI, July 21 (Agencies): Congress veteran Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday said he has resigned from the party after alleging that he was sacked 24 hours back. Vaghela also said he wouldn't join any party, including the BJP, squashing speculation that he could head back to his old party. Meanwhile, Congress senior leader Ambika Soni announced that she asked the party to relieve her from in-charge of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. “I...
> Cong rejects Vaghela's expulsion claim, says 'no action was taken' against him
> Don't support cow vigilantes, no such group has any place in country: SC asks Centre
> Unseal Leela Hotel room where Shashi Tharoor's wife was found dead, Delhi court tells police
> Jitendra proposes legislation to reorient 'North Eastern Council'
> Indian men not keen to undergo vasectomy: Govt
US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon
Washington, July 21 (Agencies): The Pentagon will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a US official said on Friday. "The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Ha...
> Pak summons Indian envoy for 2nd day over border tensions
> `2 civilians died, 6 injured in Indian firing on LoC’
> Kashmir core dispute between India, Pak: Sartaj Aziz
> No substantial Pak action against LeT, JeM, others: US
> Chinese media rejects report from Pak that said '158 Indian soldiers were killed'
Judo Association elects body, flouts Sports Council norms
JAMMU, July 21: Challenging the PDP-BJP led Mehbooba Mufti govt’s to take action against Sports bodies flouting guidelines and rules and regulations, J&K Judo Association elected its office bearers while violating all norms into wind here today. Jammu and Kashmir Judo Association today made mockery of Sports Council norms included SRO-164, Sports Code, Sports Council guidelines and retained National Conference leader Thakur Rachpal Sing...
> Gujarat XI register win against Manhas Cricket Club in 13th Gufran C'Ship
> Squash Rackets trials on July 27 in Srinagar
> DC takes stock of facilities at sports stadium
> Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach Chamapaka Ramanayake resigns
> Youth Cricket Club Bhaderwah register win in 13th Gufran C'ship
Reliance's Mukesh Ambani announces Jio Smartphone for 'zero' rupees
MUMBAI, July 21 (Agencies): RIL supreme Mukesh Ambani today announced the launch of JioPhone, an "intelligent" phone, offering life-long free voice calls bundled with 4G data streaming at an "effective price of zero". Ambani, who had taken the telecom sector by surprise with free voice calls and data last year, announced the next leap at the company's 40th shareholder meeting today. The phone, targeted at 50 crore feature phone users in the co...
> Under GST no tax is levied on any pilgrimage: Govt
> Govt serious in recovery of JK Banks loans, NPA
> Summer Carnival concludes at Wave Mall
> RSS annual conclave in Jammu from Jul 18
> Modi to review FDI policy
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