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Top LeT commander killed in brief Pulwama gunfight
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Aug 16: The most wanted Lashkar-e-Toiba commander, Ayoub Lelhari was on Tuesday killed in a brief gunfight with forces in Banderpora village of southern Pulwama district. Local and official sources said that a joint team of army and special operations group (SOG) of police had laid naka near the village after an input about the movement of militants in the area. "The shootout erupted at around 6 pm after the forces signalled a Tavera...
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NIA raids 12 locations in Srinagar, North Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted fresh raids at over a dozen location in central and north Kashmir. The raids were conducted with regard to case related to allegedfunding for separatists. Reports said the raids were conducted at Srinagar, Baramulla and Handwara. NIA team raided the house of senior separatist leader Advocate Mohammad Shafi Reshi who is a close aide of Syed Ali Geelani. The house is located ...
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Truce breached in Poonch
Pak shells 8 border villages, 14 posts in Mendhar
KT NEWS SERVICE
MENDHAR, Aug 16: Pakistan today violated the ceasefire by shelling forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Mendhar and Mankote-Balnoi sectors of Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Indian army. This is the fourth consecutive day that Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC. The exchange of firing, which started at around 6.00 AM, ended at 9.00 AM. In the Pakistan shelling in border villages, two ox...
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Soldier injured in Pak firing succumbs
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: A soldier, who was injured during ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) at Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on August 7, succumbed to his injuries today. An Army official said that Havaldar Narendra Singh was critically injured when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC at Uri sector in north Kashmir on August 7. He said Havaldar Singh was immediately taken to ...
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Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone throwing incidents in Kashmir, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said today. The DG said that strategy, training and new SOPs had been formulated. “Using non-lethal ammunition mostly, we along with JK police have devised a strategy to put to work during strikes and stone pelting and you will see its ...
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Normalcy returns to Valley after day-long strike
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Life returned to normal today in Kashmir valley, including summer capital Srinagar, following a day-long strike called by separatists. However, a complete shutdown was observed today in some areas in Beerwah in central Kashmir district of Budgam against the killing of four youth in security force firing on this day last year. Authorities also lifted restrictions in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) after two days. Shops a...
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Train services resume in Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Train services resumed after remaining suspended for four days for security reasons in south Kashmir while will chug in north Kashmir also on Srinagar-Baramulla track after two days. All trains will run today in the Kashmir valley, a senior railway official said this morning. He said the services resumed on Budgam-Srinagar in central Kashmir, Anantnag and Qazigund in south to Banihal in Jammu region after remaining suspended ...
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Protest by lawyers against NIA raids
Majid Nabi
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Lawyers at Srinagar High Court staged peaceful demonstrations against the fresh raids conducted by NIA and ED at different places in Kashmir on Wednesday. Chanting pro-freedom slogans, lawyers under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) this afternoon assembled at High Court and staged a peaceful protest against NIA raids in connection with alleged money laundering and terror funding. The protest...
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OTHER STORIES
Yashwant Sinha-led team arrives in Kashmir for 2 days
‘Visit is a continuation of efforts for dialogue and peace’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: The Concerned Citizens Group led by former BJP minister Yashwant Sinha is on a two-day visit to the Kashmir valley which will begin tomorrow “for efforts of dialogue and peace” in the state. Talking to KNS, Sinha said that the team comprising of Kapil Kak AVM (R), Bharat Bhushan, Editor Catch News and Sushobha Barve, head of Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation will start the visit tomorrow. “We have arrived here again to c...
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Kashmir highway reopens for traffic
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Traffic was restored today on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, after remaining suspended since last evening due to landslides. However, the historic Mughal Road and highway linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, were through for traffic, a traffic police official said. Security forces vehicles were also allowed to ply on the highway after remaining off the h...
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Jammu airport’s modernized terminal opening today
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Aug 16: Jammu airport’s upgraded and newly expanded state-of-the-art terminal building will open tomorrow, senior officials said. The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju will inaugurate the new building in the presence of Union ministers of state Dr Jitendra Singh and Jayant Sinha. “The Jammu airport is set to offer a world-class experience to passengers with an expanded and modern...
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Unaware of scuffle: China India, China armies hold meet in Leh
LEH/NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (Agencies): Indian and Chinese army authorities today held a meeting in Chusul area of Leh a day after PLA troops reportedly entered the India territory along the banks of the Pangong lake in the Ladakh sector, even as both the countries sought to play down the happenings. According to sources, “incidents” and measures to strengthen existing mechanism for maintaining peace and tranquility on the border were discussed. So...
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Modi’s J&K policy created space for Pak to misbehave: Rahul
BENGALURU, Aug 16 (agencies): Rahul Gandhi today flayed the Jammu and Kashmir policy of the Narendra Modi government, alleging that it has created a space in the troubled state for Pakistan to “misbehave.” His attack on the government at a Congress rally here comes a day after Modi, in his Independence Day address, reached out Kashmiris, saying abuses and bullets would not resolve their problems but embracing them would. “He (Modi) has created...
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Alleged backdoor appointments in PHE
Majid Nabi
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Despite blanket ban imposed by the government on the appointment of any daily rated or contractual workers in any department, 234 ‘blue eyed’ persons have been allegedly engaged in PHE Water Supply Master Plan Division Soura this year. Appointments, as per sources, have been made by union leaders with due support of some senior officials of the department in sheer volition of prescribed norms. “Some Union leaders who rule the...
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Thick security blanket in Jammu for I-Day
JAMMU, Aug 14: Security has been tightened across Jammu region and at the venues where the dignitaries will unfurl the Tricolour at their respective districts on Independence Day. The city police has been put on alert with all heads of police stations and border police posts keeping a tight vigil on their respective areas and infiltration routes in the region. CCTV cameras have been inside and around the stadium and in other sensitive places of...
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> Independence Day Full dress rehearsal organises across Jammu
> Jammu gets its first Prenatal & Postnatal Care Clinic
 
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Is it 'free drug policy' in govt hospitals', ask patients
ANANTNAG, Aug 16: Ruling political parties PDP and BJP might be selling the 'free drug policy' as the land landmark achievement at public meetings but a visit to the major hospitals in rural areas that it is actually the 'buy drug policy' in place. Patients admitted at various district hospitals Kashmir Times spoke to complained that they are being made buy almost all the drugs prescribed to them by the doctors from the market. "I was admitted...
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> Stunt man accidently injured
> Uncontrolled traffic jams, rough patches makes travel on Sgr- Jmu highway miserable
> Rasheed seeks emergency assembly session
> Naeem lays foundation of Rs 11 crore Sultanpora bridge
 
 
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Softening of words not actions
Prime minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir remarks, spoken from the ramparts of Red Fort on India's independence day, signal a softening of words. However, they are meaningless as long there is no action and the vast gap between the words and the ground reality exists in the Valley. The severely choking atmosphere of Kashmir with continuum of repressive military methods used not only to fight insurgency but also to oppress and suppress an entire pop...
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> Food security in India
> Who's being selective?
> Cong battle in Gujarat
 
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Freedom, Independence and others
By Anit Singh
The many ways in which our country differs from the erstwhile British colony makes a study in contrast. Independence Day was celebrated for the seventieth time. For millions that moment never arrived, for millions more it arrived and went without having much of an impact. Two decades after the economic liberalisation changed some of the scenario, the masses are still waiting for the India imagined while they wrote their school essays, the India ...
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> Still looking for that Partition hero - By Mariam S. Pal
 
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Violence in the name of faith
By S.I.H.Kazmi
In his 70th Independence day speech the Prime Minister of India has touched many points which are most welcome provided they are implemented in letter and spirit and do not remain consigned in the office record or just for public consumption. He has averred that in our nation no one is big or small and everybody is equal. He has also claimed that the country has been transformed from the corrupt nation to honest nation. Concerning Kashmir the...
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Necessity of improving Dariba Post Office
Dear Editor, Post Office at Dariba, Delhi is one of the oldest post-offices in the city. But unfortunately it is amongst the most neglected post-offices where even computerized passbook-printer is not yet installed. Working with a very limited staff, it is quite often that even permanent staffers are often sent to other post-offices whenever needed thus causing lots of hardships to the users of postal-services. Situation has worsened still more...
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> Poor food-quality in trains
 
 
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Floods continue to wreak havoc, 10 more lilled
ASSAM, Aug 14 (Agencies): The flood situation deteriorated in Assam on Sunday, where the Army was called out for rescue operations as 10 more people were killed and 22.5 lakh affected in 21 districts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who toured various flood-affected areas in Dibrugarh district, an official release said. "The prime minister expressed concern and assured all possible help and suppo...
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> I founded JD (U), will not leave party: Sharad Yadav
 
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Chinese newspaper warns Trump could trigger 'Trade War'
Beijing, Aug 14 (Agencies): A Chinese state newspaper has warned President Donald Trump "could trigger a trade war" if he goes ahead with plans to launch an investigation into whether China is stealing US technology. In a commentary written by a researcher at a Commerce Ministry think tank, the China Daily said Trump's possible decision to launch an investigation, which an official says he will announce today, could "intensify tensions," especi...
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> Hafiz Saeed's new political outfit MML to contest 2018 general elections
 
 
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J&K players selected for World University Games-2017
JAMMU, Aug 14: Concluding function of the renowned player of J&K Amateur fencing Association Pankaj Sharma, Veer Sangram and Javed Ahmed are selected to represent India in 29th World University Games-2017 to be held at Chinese Taipie. They are selected on the basis of their selection trails in which all national medalist took part. They all were congratulated by MLA Jammu-East Rajesh Gupta and J&K Amateur fencing association members. MLA gave c...
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> Sri Lanka's Lahore Test attack victim welcomes resumption of cricket in Pakistan
> Taekwondo Association holds Belt Grading test
 
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Amitabh Bachchan under I-T scanner in Panama Papers case
NEW DELHI, Aug 14 (Agencies): Income tax department is now more actively pursuing names, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, in connection with the offshore companies mentioned in the Panama Papers, as per Times of India report. The report quoting a senior official further said that the tax department has already dispatched a top-level officer to the British Virgin Islands to access information. The British Virgin Islands in the Ca...
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> Massive silent march in Mumbai by Maratha groups over quota
 
 
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