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Heavy snow for Kashmir, rains in Jammu predicted
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: The meteorological department has forecasted unprecedented snowfall and rainfall from January 24 in Jammu and Kashmir. The Director of Meteorological department Kashmir Sonam Lotus said, “From January 24 we are expecting a good spell snowfall in Kashmir and heavy rainfall for Jammu region. We are expecting a heavy snowfall in Kashmir valley and rainfall for Jammu region, including Doda and Pir Panjal area.” Meanwhile, the ni...
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Yasin re-arrested, sent on remand till Jan 27
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today re-arrested outside the central jail and immediately taken to the same jail on a fresh remand till January 27. A JKLF spokesman criticized government for “making mockery of its own laws and courts” and said that “police re-arrested JKLF chairman immediately after he stepped out of central jail after being released on court orders.” According to the spokesman, on January 20, Malik ...
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Clashes in Kulgam village
Protests over death term for Kashmiri youth
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: Police fired smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse protestors at Khi Jogipora village in Mohamadpora area in Kulgam district. The protestors pelted stones on cops. The people were protesting against death sentence awarded by a court in West Bengal to a local youth, Muzaffar Ahmad Rather. Police in Bengal had claimed that Muzaffar was a Lashkar-e- Toiba militant and arrested along with two Pakistani nationals on...
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BOSE declares 12th class results, pass percentage 75
Akhtar lauds teachers for going ‘above and beyond call of duty’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: The Board of School Education (BOSE) today declared the result of 12th class examination in the winter zone. Out of 53159 students who appeared in the annual examination in Kashmir division amid disturbances, 40119 have qualified the examination registering a pass percentage of 75.47. The female students have registered a better pass percentage of 76.08 as out of 24359 female students who appeared in the examination, 18533 hav...
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Bar to resume work today
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jan 22 (JNF): The work in all courts and tribunals will be resumed from tomorrow in view of the withdrawal of the privilege motion moved in the Legislative Council by legislator of a certain political party against a judicial officer. The announcement in this connection was made in an emergent meeting held under the chairmanship of J&K High Court Bar Association president advocate Abhinav Sharma. Earlier the decision to resume the work ...
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Prez commutes death sentence of 4 convicts
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Agencies): In a rare gesture, President Pranab Mukherjee has set aside Union Home Ministry’s recommendation and commuted the death sentence of four persons convicted of killing of 34 upper caste people in Bihar in 1992. The President gave a new lease of life on the New Year day to Krishna Mochi, Nanhe Lal Mochi, Bir Kuer Paswan and Dharmendra Singh alias Dharu Singh, by commuting their death sentence to life imprisonment. Th...
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SC to decide if courts can add word ‘rigorous’ to life term
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Agencies): The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question whether courts are statutorily empowered to make life imprisonments tougher for the convicts by adding the word “rigorous” (harsh) to life sentence as the law does not provide for this. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and R K Agrawal considered a submission which said that neither the penal provision dealing with the offence of murder, nor the Code of Crimi...
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UAE pledges support India in countering terror
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Agencies): UAE today pledged total support to India in combating terrorism, as it looked towards elevating bilateral defence and security ties and inking a Strategic Cooperation Agreement during the visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan here from Tuesday. The pacts are part of the 16 agreements to be signed between the two countries after the talks on January 25 between Prime Minister Narendra ...
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OTHER STORIES
Naeem Akhtar for insulating education from disturbances
‘World renowned scientist appointed VC-Cluster university Jammu’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jan 22: Pleading for insulating education from disturbances, Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today said that schooling adds value to a person’s worth and such a sacred endeavour being derailed is like pushing the society into the dark ages. About the reforms in higher education, the Minister said that two Cluster Universities started functioning with the appointment of Vice-Chancellors. “A world renowned scientist Dr Anju Bhasin has ...
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SSP, Dy SPs NH attached for ‘traffic mismanagement’
Departmental inquiry ordered
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jan 22: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid today ordered immediate attachment of three senior officers and departmental inquiry after taking a serious note of the reported traffic mismanagement on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NHW), particularly on Banihal-Qazigund stretch on January 20 and 21. A formal inquiry has also been ordered to ascertain alleged dereliction of duty and casual attitude in maintaining traffic on Nation...
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Students excited over qualifying exam
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Jan 22: After the class 12 results were declared in Kashmir valley on Sunday, many students in the valley who had appeared in examination and succeeded with good grades were excited. As the result was uploaded by the JKBOSE on their official website, students could be seen accessing the internet, newspaper offices and board authorities to check their results and marks obtained. Earlier in the day, the board officials had stated that ...
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Woman apprehended with liquor pouches
KT NEWS SERVICE
REASI, Jan 22: The police Sunday apprehended a woman with 42 poly pouches of liquor from Old Market Reasi. According to police, today on a specific input one woman namely Neelam Devi wife of Hari Ram resident of Agar Jitto was apprehend from Old Market Reasi when she was carrying 6 poly pouches in a polythene bag. She was brought to Police Station Reasi by woman constables and on her personal search total 42 poly pouches (250 ml) of liquor wer...
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Rajouri police arrest 6 drug peddlers
Tazeem Malik
RAJOURI, Jan 22: Rajouri police Sunday evening arrested 6 drug peddlers from different places in the district and seized drugs from their possession. As a part of special drive against drug menace launched by Rajouri police, today evening a police team led by SHO Police Station Rajouri Inspector Chaman Gorka laid special nakas at different locations of Rajouri town i.e., Gujjar Mandi , Dhanidhar and University Morh areas and intercepted 4 d...
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J&K transporters call off strike
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Jan 22: J&K transporters Sunday evening announced to defer their 72 hours strike which was to begin from tomorrow after a meeting of their representatives was lined up with the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on January 25. “The call has been deferred responding to the pleas of concerned authorities and a delegation of transporters will call on the Chief Secretary and the Chief Minister on January 25 to deliberate on their demand...
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KPs inseparable part of Kashmir: Naeem
JAMMU, Jan 20: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council unanimously passed a resolution for creating a conducive atmosphere for return of displaced Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley on Friday, a day after the Assembly took initiative in this regard. As the House assembled, the National Conference (NC) member Bashir Ahmed Veeri raised the issue about such a resolution being unanimously passed by the Assembly. In a significant development yesterday, t...
> Traffic Hqrs issues fresh guidelines for effective regulation of traffic
> Seeks regulation of airfares by airlines operating from Srinagar, Jammu
> Dir Info holds consultation with stakeholders
> 5 officers shifted, 16 get KAS
> DC withholds salary of ACD, calls explanation
 
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Implement Autonomy resolution first, then talk of returning of Pandits, KSCDS to Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Jan 20: Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KSCDS) Chairperson Friday strongly condemned the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for ‘maligning and demonising the Kashmirs by distorting facts and their views about Pandits’ return from one part of their state, Jammu to another part in the Valley. “She must apologize to Kashmiris for this vilification but then she owes countless apologies to them and can atone only by ...
> Bukhari reviews progress of dredging in Jhelum
> Divisional admin issues weather advisory
> PHE retired employees ‘forced’ to commit suicide
> Veeri takes stock of snow clearance arrangements in Kashmir
> Kargil Courier service airlifts 86 passengers
 
 
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Tragic railways accident
Loss of 39 precious lives and injuries to hundreds of passengers in Bhuvaneshwar-Jagdalpur train accident in Odisha on Saturday night is tragic and unfortunate. It is all the more unfortunate that these passengers have lost their lives for no fault of theirs and it happened at a time when they were sleeping on their berths and train was heading towards its destination. This is the second accident in which so many lives have been in a train accid...
> A teenager and the lynch mobs - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Wake up call on pollution
> Questions over RBI autonomy
> Political fence jumping
> Kashmir's Dangal tragedy
 
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America gets Trumped
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
No one expected Donald Trump to be all sweetness and light once he won the White House. But who turns his first press conference into a circus and slanging match with the media and virtually everyone else in the room? The man really nurses his grudge like an angry, ill-tempered gorilla. It was probably the shallowest speech ever delivered by an incoming president, endlessly boasting about his 'tremendous' talents and those of his team of billio...
> Your Healing Touch..! - By Robert Clements
> Rayhan Is Ready To Save Mothers
> Teens who have ideas, gumption, and a voice - By Dilnaz Boga
> 'Electoral process is a secular activity' - By Ram Puniyani
> Catch hold of the moment..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Move Against NGT
By Shivaji Sarkar
The Narendra Modi Government has decided to nullify the anti-people and anti-growth decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning ten-year-old-diesel vehicles and destroying all 15-year-old vehicles in the National Capital Region. The Government, in the Supreme Court opposing the NGT's order on January 14, 2017, said there was no rationale for removal of diesel vehicles from the NCR. The move just before presentation of the Union Budget...
> Hurriyat's quest - By A.G. Noorani
> Kashmir: Politics over individual achievements - By Imran Khan
> This winter chill! - By S Mukhtar
> Davos: The rich are worried - By Gwynne Dyer
> Polls in States will have major impact on presidential election - By Yashwardhan Joshi
 
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Welcome Supreme Court verdict on NGOs
Dear Editor, It refers to welcome Supreme Court verdict revealing shocking observations about lack of financial transparency in respect of about 30 lakhs Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs) and voluntary-organisations, many of which also receive government-funding including in form of contributions made by Parliamentarians and state-legislators through funds available at their discretion like through MPLADS etc. Siphoning of government-funds fo...
> The lies of cashless transactions
> Simultaneous elections should be started with elections to posts of President
> Rising prices cause of serious concern
> Unfair for former Governors to enter politics
> Army Chief warns soldiers
 
 
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections SP, Cong poll alliance in UP
LUCKNOW, Jan 22 (Agencies): Capping days of feverish parleys, Congress and Samajwadi Party today forged an alliance to contest the UP Assembly polls together. At a joint press conference here, leaders the two parties said SP will contest 298 of the 403 seats and Congress the remaining 105. "SP and Congress have forged an alliance and will contest UP assembly polls together," SP state president Naresh Uttam told the hurriedly convened media bri...
> Akhilesh with wife Dimple releases SP's manifesto; Mulayam skips event
> In talks with SP, Cong for tie-up for UP polls: Lalu
> Jaitley slams Amarinder, says his tenure as CM most 'dishonest and corrupt'
> Paswan takes dig at RSS over quota remarks
> 39 killed, over 69 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derails
 
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Donald Trump signs executive order against Obamacare on Day One
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Agencies): Within hours of taking the oath, new US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at "minimising the economic burden" of Obamacare "pending repeal", to make good on one of his most impassioned campaign promises of dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law. The one-page executive order was Trump's first since becoming the 45th president of the US. The order says "It is the policy of my administratio...
> Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians
> 25 killed, 50 injured in blast at vegetable market
> Pak’ PM rakes up Kashmir issue in meeting with UN chief, gets no positive response
> Pak army prepared to respond to any threat: Bajwa
> NSG, Azhar issues must not be 'Stumbling Blocks' in ties: China
 
 
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ADGP Hqrs VK Singh declares open Cricket tourney for physically challenged
JAMMU, Jan 20: All India Super Six T-20 Cricket Tournament for physically challenged cricketers began here today which was declared open by Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters), V. K. Singh. Speaking on the occasion, VK Singh said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has been undertaking various sports activities to hone the skills of talented youth and hosting of this 3 day cricket tournament for physically challenged is a step forwa...
> DGP Vaid pledges full support to special abled sports persons
> J&K Volleyball team leaves for Jr Nationals
> Secy Sports Council meets Sportspersons at National Institute of Sports, Patiala
> JKFA invites players for Coaches Course
> Jr selectors propose different captains for different matches
 
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SC to pronounce verdict on report indicting ex-CBI Chief
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Agencies): The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its order tomorrow on the action to be taken on a report of its panel which has held that prima facie there was an attempt to influence investigation in the coal block allocation scam cases by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. A special bench headed by Justice M B Lokur is slated to pronounce the verdict. The apex court had on July 12 last year had reserved the order on the...
> Amarinder expands vision of party manifesto, promises cheaper Petrol, LPG
> President approves change in rules for Rail Budget merger
> Railways seeks gross budgetary support of Rs 50,000-cr, FM likely to agree for only 40-45K-cr
> Plea in SC seeking removal of RBI directors over demonetisation
> RBI doesn't know 'exact number' of scrapped notes
 
 
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