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2 families looted J&K, time to vote them out: Modi
Assures to solve refugees' issues, help flood victims of Kashmir
Kuldeep Sharma
KISHTWAR, Nov 22: Launching a scathing attack on National Conference and PDP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that their two "ruling" families have "looted" Jammu and Kashmir and asked the voters to "punish" them. "Will only two families rule in J&K, can't other families produce leaders? You are repenting for the last 50 years. If you don't punish the two families ruling here, they (the families) will come back with renewed resurgence," he...
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Omar hits back: Tell us where we have 'looted'?
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today rejected the allegations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that two political families have "looted" Jammu and Kashmir and asked him to tell what his government has found to prove this in its six months in office. "You have been in the government for the last six months at the Centre. Please tell us where (we have robbed the state)," Omar said in response to Modi's statement at the election ral...
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Mufti: This election is about safeguarding J&K’s identity
‘PDP will need clear mandate to protect special constitutional position’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said the focus of the upcoming assembly elections will be to safeguard the distinct identity of Jammu and Kashmir rather than victory or defeat of a particular party. He said Congress and NC have been on a self-destruction mode in the last six years and they apparently seem to be out of the context already after the crushing defeat in the parliamentary elections. A...
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Modi’s remarks not based on facts: PDP
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Reacting over the remarks of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kishtwar, Peoples’ Democratic Party Saturday said that after the six decade rule of the Congress and National Conference, people of the state heaved the sigh of relief during PDP’s brief tenure of three years. “It is unfortunate that the prime minister of country sends out a message that is not based on facts,” PDP chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar told KNS, adding t...
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‘Pak sheltering Dawood, aiding terrorism in India’
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI, Nov 22: Blaming Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the neighbouring country is providing shelter to Dawood Ibrahim and the mob boss is currently staying along the Pak-Afghan border. He said that though India wants to maintain cordial relations with Pakistan, Islamabad seems not too keen on establishing friendly relations with New Delhi. Addressing the Hindustan Times Leadersh...
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Art 370 will not be a poll issue: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (Agencies): BJP will not make the abrogation of Article 370 an election issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today indicated even as he said that attempts were being made by rival parties to create fear psychosis over the matter. "As elections in Jammu and Kashmir are round the corner, there is an attempt to create a sense of fear by our political opponents. We want to say, 'why are you trying raise the issu...
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AFSPA necessary in J&K: KPS Gill
NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (Agencies): Former Punjab director general of police KPS Gill, who is credited with ending the Punjab militancy of the 1980s, Saturday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was necessary in Jammu and Kashmir as some youths are getting influenced by the ISIS. Speaking at the World Hindu Congress here, Gill said: "In Jammu and Kashmir, there is a problem of terrorism and now some of the youngsters are getting influe...
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Omar: Why Cong jailed Sheikh for 23 years?
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: After sharing power for six long years with Congress, chief minister Omar Abdullah today criticized the party for sending his grandfather Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to jail for 23 years. He also expressed displeasure over some of the indirect anti-National Conference (NC) remarks of Congress president Sonia Gandhi during an election rally in Bandipora yesterday. While addressing public meetings at Sumbal, Sonawari and Kangan, Om...
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OTHER STORIES
Doda, Ramban villagers threaten poll boycott
Saidullah Rangrez
DESA (DODA), Nov 22: Residents of around 14 flood-hit villages in Desa belt of Doda and Ramban Assembly seats have threatened to boycott the state elections after the local administration allegedly failed to provide them free ration. "We were promised free rations after the floods wreaked havoc on us and damaged our standing crops, but for the past two months we have not received a single grain of that ration," Om Prakash, the Sarpanch of Malan...
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Papers of 145 nominees cleared, 21 rejected
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Nov 21: The scrutiny nomination papers of 166 candidates who filed their papers for 3rd phase of Assembly Elections-2014 was held today in the offices of Returning officers of their respective constituencies, in which 145 candidates were found eligible, whereas nomination papers of 21 candidates were rejected. In 6- Uri constituency, papers of 5 candidates, Ajaz Ali Khan (PDP), Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din (INC), Mohammad Shafi (JKNC), Mushtaq ...
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Malik shifted to Anantnag jail
‘Kalwal arrested, houses of JKLF leaders raided’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Incarcerated ailing JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik who was lodged at SKIMS hospital was today shifted back to Anantnag jail. In a statement a spokesman of the Front said, “Ailing JKLF who was admitted at Soura medical institute was today early morning shifted back to Anantnag jail." Yasin was shifted to SKIMS after he was diagnosed with multiple stones in both kidneys. "Hospital was turned into a worst interrogation centr...
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NC, Cong have become irrelevant: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti today said the National Conference and Congress have lost their relevance as a result of their six years of mis-governance and people have made up their mind to punish them in the upcoming assembly elections. She said voting for them is like opting for NOTA option. “National Conference and Congress have been decimated by the people from the ground. Even nobody is ready to...
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Stone-pelting on PDP rally
Teargassing, clashes at Maisuma
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Police and CRPF burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi- charge during clashes with protestors at Maisuma here today. Reports said the clashes took place when some youth pelted stones on PDP rally near Maisuma area, injuring three party activists and damaging several vehicles. PDP candidate for Amira Kadal Syed Altaf Bukhari after filing his nomination papers was returning from the DC office along with his party cavalcade to...
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Effect of secessionists in Kashmir reduced: Doval
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI, Nov 22: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today said the effect of secessionist forces has "considerably" reduced in Jammu and Kashmir which is going through the assembly election process. "Now the elections are taking place in Kashmir. They are going on peacefully. I think there is least violence during elections so far. There is much greater enthusiasm today despite boycott calls. The effect of secessionist forces has considerab...
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ECI takes exception to engagement of children in polls
JAMMU, Nov 20: The Election Commission of India has taken strong exception to the engagement of children in various election related activities and held the same as highly objectionable. According to circular issued by GAD here, it further held that no such insensitivity was shown by any political party anywhere in the country and that such violation of children’s right for any work connected with the election process like campaigning, carrying...
> AFSPA a matter for security agencies to decide: Jitendra
> 2 hideouts busted in Poonch, Rajouri
> NPP approaches EC against PDP MLA on ‘Hindu CM’ remark
> Pak violates truce at IB
> Darhal is now Congress mukt: Jugal
 
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HC issues notices to 38 schools
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: The High Court has issued notices to 38 schools to explain their stand with regard to charging fee from parents for September, when the state was hit by devastating floods. These schools have been asked to file their response within two weeks. The notice was issued by the High Court’s registrar after the amicus curie informed the court about his recommendations. On November 17, the court had asked state government and managem...
> Mehbooba condemns grenade attack at PDP rally
> Yawar files nomination papers in Rafiabad
> Misgar NC’s new candidate for Anantnag
> Soz, Raj Babbar address poll rallies
> Al-Umar calls for election boycott
 
 
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Shaky BJP eyes the Valley, RSS infusion spells dangers beyond imagination
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
The BJP may sketch a lofty dream with its slogan of 44+ but it is well aware that its saturation point in its stronghold of Hindu majority constituencies of Jammu region does not go beyond 20, to be fair it would get anything between 17 to 20 seats in the forthcoming assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. And that is why it has moved on to Ladakh, emboldened by the parliamentary seat that landed in its kitty after the BJP candidate just scraped th...
> Arms and faultering godmen
> Dip in petroleum prices
> Stinking heads of HRD
> Fiction of 44 plus
> Polio challenge in South Asia
 
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Haidar: A case of representation and some mis-representation
By Ameen Fayaz
Vishal Bhardawaj Haidar, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet represent, claims to represent Kashmir politics and the human rights violations. It has been a hit in Indian cinema with good cinematography, music and acting, which of course made it an instant hit among the middle class as well as common masses. Set in 1995 Kashmir, the film has successfully depicted some harsh realities that Kashmiris have been subjected to: crackdowns, disappear...
> Modi, science and magic of mythological fiction - By Prof Ram Puniyani
> Your Power To Choose..! - By Robert Clements
> From financial inclusion to political inclusion - By Lalit Sethi
> Jailed innocents..! - By Robert Clements
> Understanding Sardar Patel - By Kuldip Nayar
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
Lines of control
By Gita Viswanath
Borders and boundaries, hitherto confined as categories of analysis to the study of political geography, are now objects of interest within several academic disciplines, including anthropology, history, political science, social psychology and sociology. While borders activate notions of difference between peoples and places, every year millions of people worldwide breach these borders, both officially and unofficially, in contexts of peace, con...
> The vale of tears - By F.S. Aijazuddin
> Brute and barbaric in the Valley in the name of security - By Humra Quraishi
> Fruitless pursuit of black money - By M K Dhar
> Modi's mythologies - By Zarrar Khuhro
> Kashmir: Of people and the voting trends - By Adfar Shah
 
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Fight against IS factor
Dear Editor, A coalition of more than 60 nations across the globe has been formed to counter the IS campaign, which is probably the biggest alliance ever since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The US has been carrying out air strikes against the IS since the end of August. Recently, US President Barack Obama announced that he would send 1,500 troops to battle the IS in parts of Syria and Iraq. The question: how does one address the ...
> No govt accommodations for political parties
> Mushrooming Dental Colleges
> Focus on co-curricular activities
> Contributions to political parties
> Bring eunuchs in mainstream line
 
 
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Efforts needed to arrest declining education standards: Prez
YUPIA, Nov 21 (Agencies): President Pranab Mukherjee today sought concerted efforts to arrest "declining standards" of education and said top institutions like IITs and NITs must produce professionally competent personnel who can take an aspirational India to greater heights. Addressing the first Convocation of the National Institute of Technology here, he said there is a need to provide greater impetus to the ratings process of educational ins...
> Ceremony would not amount to anointment of Naib Imam: HC
> Muslim community and terror should not be equalised: Chowdhury
> After BJP break up, Sena sympathises with Chavan over Adarsh
> German Vs Sanskrit controversy created 'deliberately': Irani
> 5 Indian fishermen set free by Lanka arrive in Chennai
 
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6.9-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia, no Tsunami alert
JAKARTA, Nov 21 (Agencies): A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesian islands today, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), but no tsunami alert was issued. The undersea quake, at 48 kilometres deep, struck in the Molucca Sea between Sulawesi and the Maluku chain of islands. "The quake was felt strongly for five seconds, causing people to run from their homes," the National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nu...
> Obama felicitates Indian-American scientist
> At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
> Ebola death toll across eight countries up to 5,420: WHO
> Students, police clash over education policy protest
> Indian-American Ami Bera re-elected to US Congress
 
 
SPORTS READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
Sports also accustom players about the culture identity of the states: Rajendera
JAMMU, Nov 21: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton. The tournament was organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (YSS) under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI) and is being played between under 14 years Boys and Girls at University of Jammu. As many as 60 teams 30 each Boys and Girls from different State...
> Manhas gives tips to budding cricketers
> Complaint was made against Sundar Raman for 350 phone-calls
> Srinivasan, not me tarnishing the BCCI
> Jamwal appeals youth to come forward & participate in wrestling
> KV No 1 participates Cluster level competitions
 
BUSINESS READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
CBI's Additional Director R.K. Dutta to head 2G case
NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Additional Director R K Dutta will now head the CBI probe in the 2G spectrum scam after the Supreme Court directed the agency Chief Ranjit Sinha to recuse from the investigation. A 1981-batch IPS officer from the Karnataka cadre, Rupak Kumar Dutta is the overall incharge of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the agency which is probing the 2G cases. CBI sources said initially it was not clear whether Special Dire...
> Cooperative Credit Institutions playing important role in inclusive growth: Koul
> SBI defends loan to Adani, says money disbursal after scrutiny
> UP govt to 'remind' Modi of his 'promise' to reopen sugar mill
> Repatriation of black money kept abroad key priority: Modi
> Black Money: ED summons bullion trader Pankaj Lodhiya
 
 
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