Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Militants kill ex-NC legislator's guard, injure another in Pulwama
ANANTNAG, July 16: Militants on Monday attacked the vehicle National conference leader and former party legislator, Ghulam Mohiudin in Murran village of southern volatile Pulwama district killing one of his personal security guards and wounding another. The militants, official sources said, also decamped with two rifles, however, NC leader escaped unhurt. Official said that a group of militants fired upon the car of protected NC leader at Mura...
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NC ready to meet all overt, covert machinations: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jul 17: National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah on Monday said National Conference was ready to meet all over and covert machinations. He also said NC was deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of the people based on its sacrifices and its commitment to safeguard the interests of the State. Addressing a party meeting, the NC vice president said everyone has a right to seek the trust and faith of the people as democracy wa...
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Omar govt was most inefficient and corrupt: Sajad
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: Peoples Conference chairman and former minister Sajad Lone today hit out at National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah, saying he was “amazed” at his criticism of the previous government. “I am amazed at Omar Abdullah. The way he criticises the previous Govt— one would have thought that he must have been an ace administrator. Well we all know he presided over a government which will go down in history as one of the most ...
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Asiya, 2 others sent to one-month judicial custody
'P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jul 16: Kashmiri separatist Asiya Andrabi was Monday sent to one-month judicial custody by a Delhi court in connection with a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan. Asiya Andrabi, who is chief of the banned outfit Dukhtaran-e-Milat, was produced before the court along with her two women associates, after the expiry of their 10-day NIA custody. District Judge Poonam A Bamba sent the trio to judic...
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Batch of 2455 pilgrims leaves Jammu
1.97 lakhs pay obeisance so far
JAMMU, Jul 16: A fresh batch of 2455 pilgrims Monday left Jammu base camp for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. In the meanwhile, on the 19th day of the ongoing pilgrimage, 10,067 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 1,97,442 pilgrims had the darshan of the Shivling at the holy cave. Earlier in the morning, a fresh batch of 2455 pilgrims including 537 women and 100 ‘sadhus’ left the Bhagwati Nagar base cam...
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D C Raina assumes office as new Advocate General
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: Senior Advocate D C Raina Monday assumed office as the new Advocate General of Jammu & Kashmir replacing Jehangir Iqbal Ganai. Raina was accorded warm welcome by the officers and officials on his arrival in the office of the Advocate General here. Pertinently, Raina is assuming the office of the Advocate General for the third time. He has earlier served as J&K’s Advocate General from September 2008 to January 2009 and from Fe...
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CBI files charge sheet against Farooq in multi crore cricket scam case
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: The central bureau of investigation ( CBI) today filed a chargesheet against National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah in connection with the multi-crore Jammu and Kashmir cricket association (JKCA) scam case. Farooq Abdullah and three others have been charged under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust. In January this year, central bureau of investigation questioned Farooq Ab...
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Have full faith in judicial system: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: After being charge sheeted by CBI in multi crore cricket scandal case, National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said he has full faith in judicial system. In a statement issued here by NC on his behalf, Dr Abdullah re-asserted his commitment to cooperate with the court’s proceedings in the matter relating to certain financial transactions of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. “Pertinently, it is imp...
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My hard work bore fruits: Dar
SRINAGAR, July 16: The RTI activist who had moved an application before Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) vis-à-vis Cricket association today said his hardwork bore fruits after Crime Branch filed charge-sheet before the court in multi-crore scam. Majid Dar who had sought details through Right to Information Act (RTI) said the charge-sheet filed against former Chief Minister and NC President, Dr Farooq Abdullah and others proved whosoever in...
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200 students taught in 3 roomed unsafe school building in Kulgam village
KULGAM, July 16: Authorities might be claiming that the education sector remains their priority but the condition of the three roomed school building in remote Nandimarg village of southern Kulgam district clearly punctures the official claims. The school was established in 1960 as primary school. After the introduction of Sarwa Shiksha Abhiyan, a central sponsored scheme meant for the universalisation of elementary education the school was upg...
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Biggest ever admintrative reshuffle in ongoing Guv rule
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: The state government today ordered various transfers and postings in the administration. Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS (JK:1993), Principal Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, shall also hold the charge of the post of Administrative Secretary, Transport Department, in addition to his own duties, relieving Saugat Biswas, IAS (JK:2006), Transport Commissioner, J&K of the additional charge of the ...
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Deaths due to drowning witness a steep rise
7 die of drowning in 2 weeks
SRINAGAR, July 16: Where as the mercury has witnessed a rise in Kashmir valley during past few weeks, there has been a surge in the incidents of drowning as the rising number of people take to rivers and streams to escape the scorching heat. According to the official data at least seven persons have lost their lives in different incidents of drowning across Kashmir valley during past two weeks. The number of deaths due to drowning has rose t...
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Let’s hope work on much-awaited flyover will resume: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: The former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah Monday hoped that the work on much-awaited flyover would resume at an earliest. Omar in his tweet hoped that Governor N N Vohra could also resolve the mess left by the erstwhile government with contractors, constructing flyover. “Let’s hope @jandkgovernor can also resolve the mess the previous government has left with the contractors building ...
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Around 30,000 Pak nationals granted LTVs to obtain PAN, Aadhaar cards
NEW DELHI, Jul 16: Nearly 30,000 Pakistani nationals, mostly Hindus, have been granted Long-Term Visas (LTVs) since 2011, making them eligible to obtain PAN and Aadhaar cards as well as buy property, Home Ministry officials said. In 2018, till today, altogether 6,092 Pakistani nationals have been given LTVs in line with the Modi government's policy to help minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who come to India after facing allege...
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Landslide hits V’devi new track, closed
JAMMU, Jul 16: The new track to Mata Vaishno Devi cave shrine situated in Trikuta hills in Reasi district was temporarily closed for the pilgrims after it was hit by a landslide on Monday. “An information has been received that landslide has occurred near Himkoti on new track,” said a senior police official. He said that new track was closed for pilgrims as a precautionary measure, adding, “No injury has been reported in the incident.” “The ya...
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Non-functioning of hospital lifts; JKGGC seeks report
SRINAGAR, Jul 16: The J&K Government Grievance Cell (JKGGC) has, on the directions of the Governor N N Vohra, sought a report from the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) regarding non-functioning of the lift system at various hospitals in the state. According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the J&K Government Grievance Cell, a complaint was lodged with the Cell recently by a citizen regarding no...
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Tragic mishap in Reasi
Death of at least seven holiday-makers and pilgrims besides injuries to over 30 persons at Siyarh Baba pilgrimage destination in Reasi on Sunday afternoon is both tragic and sad. It is all the more tragic that the fun-flocking atmosphere turned into a tragedy for the pilgrims and holiday-makers, who were visiting the pilgrimage site on the weekend. It is also sad that the pilgrims lost their lives for no fault of theirs when the sliding rocks hi...
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Why Mehbooba's fears vis-à-vis
By Mohammad Sayeed Malik
It took Mehboobah Mufti less than 22 days to learn the hard lesson that took her two-generation-senior, incomparable predecessor, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, 22 long years to digest: the lesson that the main lever of power politics in Jammu and Kashmir is located at-and operated remotely----from New Delhi. Indeed, the long story of Kashmir's chronically troubled politics, on this particular account, starts from August 9, 1953 when the then du...
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The unseemly 'noise' over Taj Mahal
By K Raveendran
A day before senior Supreme Court judge Justice Ranjan Gogoi spoke about the need for 'noisy judges and independent journalists', describing them as democracy's first line of defence, a bench of the apex court made noise over Taj Mahal. It was not clear whether the noise was of he same type that Justice Gogoi, in line to become the next Chief Justice of India, had referred to. But it was some unseemly noise. "Either we will shut down the Taj Ma...
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Central government should immediate accept welcome and practical suggestions from SC on marriages
Dear Editor, It refers to Supreme Court on 12.07.2018 asking central government to consider making it compulsory for families to disclose wedding expenditure by both sides of the families of bride and groom jointly to the marriage officer concerned. It will not only limit wasteful expenditure at times due to social bindings on marriages but also effectively check unaccounted money being spent on marriage-related functions. It will also check do...
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Sitharaman has good and bad news for Russia
NEW DELHI, July 16 (Agencies): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has both good and bad news for Moscow. On the one hand, she solidly affirmed India would go ahead and buy the Russian S-400 air defence missile system, despite Washington's opposition. On the other hand, she officially confirmed the Indo-Russian proposal to co-develop the so-called fifth generation fighter aircraft was dead. "We are at the conclusive stage of negotiations for ...
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China building 8 submarines for Pak to counter Indian Navy
BEIJING/ISLAMABAD, July 16 (Agencies): China has been extending support to its "all-weather" ally Pakistan with an aim to counter India. The latest in its series of efforts, China is helping Pakistan with the construction of eight submarines to ensure a tough competition to the Indian Navy in the Indian Ocean. According to sources, under Project Hangor, China's shipbuilding industry is building the submarines which will soon be handed over to P...
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Guv administration mulls to dissolve J&K State Sports Council
JAMMU, Jul 16: Governor administration headed by Governor NN Vohra is likely to dissolve existing J&K State Sports Council, the apex sports governing body of the state in the middle of its tenure and may post a senior IAS/IPS officer to head both youth Service and Sports deptt and J&K State Sports Sports Council till it will be reconstituted. Sources in the administration divulge that the existing Sports Council has been dissolved very short...
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GST generating revenue, leading to improvement in ease of doing business: Goyal
Raipur, July 16 (Agencies): Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been successful and generated ample revenue, said Finance minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday. Simplification of the tax structure has led to improvement in the ease of doing business, claimed the minister. "The GST in the past one year has successfully worked and has generated ample revenue. This year there won't be a dearth of revenue if people continue to be a part of this system an...
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