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Restrictions, shutdown in Kashmir on Maqbool Butt’s death anniversary
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: Normal life remained paralysed today due to restrictions imposed by authorities in old Srinagar city and Maisuma and due to general strike called by separatists in rest of Kashmir valley on the death anniversary of Mohammad Maqbool Butt. Authorities detained dozens of Kashmiri activists and placed separatist leaders under house arrest on Thursday to prevent them from holding protests to mark the anniversary of separatist leade...
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Siachen braveheart loses battle for life
NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (Agencies): Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad today died due to multiple organ failure, after waging a grim battle for life for nine days. The end for the doughty soldier came a little before noon, three days after he was miraculously pulled out alive from under 30 feet of ice-and-snow debris where he lay buried for six days on the unforgiving Siachen glacier. "Lance Naik Hanamanthappa is no more. H...
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MHA scrapping 50:50 IPS, KPS proportion in JKP
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: Centre government is redefining the proportion of the J&K police at the officers’ level. IPS, a union service, is expected to man seventy percent of the positions in the state police from the existing fifty percent. The move has apparently set the Kashmir Police Service (KPS) camp in tizzy as the move will curtail their IPS promotional chances by around 20%. But more than a promotion issue, the step is read as the highly calcu...
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Musharraf rushed to ICU after high BP, discharged
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11(Agencies): Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday rushed to the ICU of a naval hospital here after he developed high blood pressure and fainted. The 72-year-old ex-commando-turned-politician was admitted to the Pakistan Navy Ship Shifa or PNS Shifa, a multi-speciality naval medical treatment facility d) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday shifted to PNS Shifa hospital where his medical tests were carried ou...
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NSG revises SOP after losing officer in Pathankot attack
NEW DELHI, Feb 11: The NSG lost an experienced counter-IED officer to a deadly booby trap in the Pathankot terror attack as the terrorists used an innovative technique whose antidote was not included in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the elite counter-terror force. After losing the "brilliant" officer Lt Col Niranjan EK, the NSG has now decided to revise its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for defusing bombs and Improvised Explos...
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Snowfall shuts Jammu-Srinagar NH
BANIHAL, Feb 11: Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was today closed for traffic in view of snowfall at Jawahar tunnel. Fresh snowfall and landslides at different places on Jammu Srinagar national highway disrupted the vehicular traffic movement on 300 kilometers long Jammu Srinagar national highway. Traffic Control Room reports said that snowfall and rains lashed at different places of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which trigger off landslide...
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Missing Army Captain remains untraceable
JAMMU, Feb 11: Army Captain Shikhar Deep, who went missing during a train journey from Bihar to Delhi four days back, continued to be untraceable even as massive hunt is underway by the army and various other forces. The search operation for the officer posted in Jammu and Kashmir is being carried out jointly by Army, Bihar Police, Railway Police, NIA and IB in the Kanpur-Katihar-Delhi section, PRO Defence Lt Col Manish Mehta said. An FIR has ...
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SVO books ex-VC SKUAST, 2 others
JAMMU, Feb 11: Former Vice Chancellor of Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Training (SKUAST) and its two officials were today booked by the State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) in connection with an alleged "illegal" appointment. The SVO said in a statement here that it has "established prima facie offences" on the part of B Mishra, the then Vice Chancellor of SKUAST, Jammu, B B Gupta, the then Registrar, and Tarsem Raj, the th...
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Row over Afzal Guru event, attack on JNU's democratic culture: JNUSU
NEW DELHI, Feb 11(Agencies): The JNU students union today "disowned" the controversy over an event on JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying it is an attempt by ABVP to curb the "democratic traditions" of the university. The JNUSU has two members from the left-backed All India Students Association (AISA), one from All India Students Federation (AISF) and one from BJP-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Pa...
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JKPCC delegation meets Rahul
JAMMU, Feb 11: President JKPCC Ghulam Ahmed Mir along with a team of senior leaders met AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi at New Delhi today and discussed the latest political situation. AICC General Secretary incharge J&K affairs Ambika Soni was also present during the meeting. JKPCC leaders apprised the AICC vice-president about the latest political scenario in the state besides discussing the organizational affairs and activities of the par...
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Leaders, Armed Forces pay tribute
NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (Agencies): Leaders cutting across party lines paid homage to braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad who died today, three days after being miraculously rescued from beneath tonnes of snow in Siachen Glacier, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the soldier in him would remain "immortal". The 33-year-old soldier of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment was extricated alive six days after an avalanche hit his post at a ...
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Fresh snowfall in most parts of Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: Kashmir valley received fresh snowfall over most of the places today bringing much awaited respite from the prolonged dry spell. The state meteorological department revealed that fresh snowfall occurred in upper reaches as well as plains across Kashmir while light to moderate rainfall was witnessed over most of the places on Wednesday night. The spokesperson at Met department said the higher reaches of valley including Gulmarg...
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Avalanche warning issued
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: The divisional administration today issued avalanche warning for some areas. According to divisional commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Samoon medium danger avalanche warning exists for snowbound areas in Qazigund, Shopian, Chowkibal-Tangdar, Taya, Ragini, Puttakhan, Zunegund, Malai, Pharkiyan, Keran Sector, Bandipora Rajdhan, Gulmarg, Neeru, Burab, Chakwali, Naugaon, Kaiyan, Radha TMG, Padam, Zebra, Patlala, Z-Gali, Macchal, Dhud...
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Ahead of Madhav-Mehbooba meet, BJP high command consults state unit
SRINAGAR, Feb 11: Ahead of the new government formation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP high command held a high level meet with its state unit, apprising it about the measures being taken to end more than a month long deadlock. Sources divulged that the former deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh and other senior leaders of the state BJP participated in the meeting that was held in New Delhi on Thursday to discuss the ongoing political...
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DC issues avalanche warning in Poonch
POONCH, Feb 11: In the wake of heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of Pir Panjal range in the district, Deputy Commissioner, Mohammed Harun Malik has advised the people not to venture into avalanche-prone areas to avoid any untoward incident. Meanwhile, the DC has issued directions to the concerned officers to activate their men and machinery and ensure that there is no disruption of essential services, power and water supply, health care serv...
> Advisor reviews upcoming 10th, 12th JKBOSE exam preparations
> HC directs 13 Adm Secys to file status report in 2 weeks
> SVC disposes of 2928 cases in less than 3 years
> FY closure: Finance deptt issues circular
> Ganai to meet public on daily basis
This mother gave 4 sons to Kashmir cause
Srinagar, Feb 11 (KMS): Shahmali Begum, 85, the mother of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, has become cradle of resistance as she has sacrificed four sons and endured immense hardships over the past several decades. Miseries started for her when Maqbool Butt was arrested. Habibullah Butt, Maqbool’s younger brother who was also affiliated with the Kashmir cause was subjected to enforced disappearance in 1976 when he was a 12th class student. That time Ma...
> Hooda expresses grief
> NFSA being implemented in J&K: Advisor
> PDP-BJP alliance intact: Drabu
> Cold Intensifies in Kashmir
> J&K Bank kicks off H1N1 Influenza vaccination drive for staff
Fighting terrorism
The legal position on whether the recent revelations by David Headley, duly recorded on camera, can form admissible evidence is for the courts to decide. But it would be foolish to both ignore the revelations as well as place too much reliance. The evidence can be admissible but cannot be treated as gospel truth. This is not only for the fact that it is difficult to treat as significant the confessions and information given by a man whose backgr...
> Taxing life-saving drugs
> Maqbool and Guru
> Siachen conundrum
> Maneka's poor conception
> The racist, chauvinist missile of self claimed 'victimised' actor - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
North Korea's deterrent
By Gwynne Dyer
North Korea has lived under the implicit threat of US nuclear weapons for almost seven decades, and the United States has never promised not to use its those weapons against it. It's almost surprising that we haven't seen North Korean nuclear weapons before now. Here we go again. North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its f...
> Reservations for all..! - By Robert Clements
> Maqbool Butt's fascinating mystique - By Mohammad Sayeed Malik
> Plumber by Default..! - By Robert Clements
> Is India racist? - By Poonam I Kaushish
> In the Company of Fools..! - By Robert Clements
Poignant words: Nida Fazli's pen and Sheetal Sathe's voice
By Humra Quraishi
"All this communal stuff is because of Indian politics at work. Politics is bringing about divisions …dividing people into bits and pieces … politics tukre tukre mai baat rahi hai !" - Nida Fazli Nida Fazli Sheetal Sathe singing songs about Dalit oppression Spring time yet there's sorrow in the air. Nah, nothing around to cheer …in fact, as soon as I heard of the passing away of poet Nida Fazli, I sat recollecting my two meetings with...
> Ruling Akali-BJP combine on losing ground - By B.K. Chum
> Bizarre as it gets: Accountability for information seekers! - By Raman Sharma
> Mohammad Maqbool Butt: An untold Story - II - By Zafar Meraj
> Mohammad Maqbool Butt: An untold Story - I - By Zafar Meraj
> The Plight of Kashmiri Pandits - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Abolishing LPG subsidy indirectly
Dear Editor, There are reports that auto-credit of subsidy-amount of LPG is not being credited in banks after central government announced abolition of LPG subsidy for households with annual income above rupees ten lakhs. Reports also indicate about LPG dealers being directed to ‘unofficially’ collect data about LPG consumers with household-income above rupees ten lakhs. Neither it was proper to spend heavily on government-advertisements to ap...
> Globalisation gifted viral diseases world wide
> Reinstating RK Pachauri
> Sagar Ke Kalam Se
> Monkey Menace
> Stalemate over government formation continues
Have no fear, we’re there, SC tells Arundhati
NEW DELHI, Feb 11(Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Bombay High Court and the Maharashtra government after Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy argued that criminal contempt proceedings initiated against her for publishing an article on the jailed Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba amounted to choking dissent and produced an “intense chilling effect” on the fundamental right of free expression. A Bench of Just...
> Ishrat Jahan was LeT suicide bomber: Headley
> Cong should apologise for targeting Modi: BJP on Headley's deposition
> Second Phase of odd-even scheme between April 15 and 30
> Farmer suicide at rally: 5 AAP members to be questioned
> Man sentenced to 10-yrs RI for raping minor
ISI trains LeT, Jaish terrorists: Musharraf
KARACHI, Feb 11(Agencies): Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Thursday said ISI trains LeT and Jaish militants and terror attacks in India will not stop until New Delhi addresses the "core" issue of Kashmir. "Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) trains Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists," said Musharraf. "Pakistan army is not training civilians. Intelligence organisation on our side as well as on you...
> 12 TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy
> Indo-Pak ties tense after Pathankot attack: Clapper
> Ex-Pak minister rubbishes Headley's testimony as “a pack of lies”
> Relations between B'desh and India better than in past: Khan
> 4 feared dead in Myanmar military plane crash: Officials
Distt Badminton Championship concludes at Baramulla
BARAMULLA, Feb 11: Terming sports vital for the growth and development of youth, District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal today called for frequently organising sports events in the district. The DDC was speaking during the closing ceremony of District Badminton championship held at Jehlum Indoor stadium Janbazpora Baramulla. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad Khan, SSP Baramulla, Imtiyaz Hussain, Assistant Commissio...
> Acid test for Secy Sports Council to conducts free, fair Feb 17 elections
> Commerce College lifts JU Inter Collegiate Cricket trophy
> Dansal Chadali Challengers, Khanpur Panthers register convincing victory
> JU Softball team leaves for All India Inter-University Competition
> J&K holds Delhi to draw, Qualify final
Double MPs' salary, allowances soon: Parliamentary Panel Members to Govt
NEW DELHI, Feb 11 (Agencies): Several members in a parliamentary panel have pitched for quick implementation of the Centre's proposed move to double salary and allowances of MPs and insisted that report of any government-constituted committee on the matter must be channelled through it. At a meeting of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament yesterday, a number of MPs favoured routing of report of any independent...
> Govt to meet FY16 tax revenue target: Adhia
> Air India hikes domestic ticket cancellation charges by 500
> Flying from New Delhi to get cheaper from May 1
> Najeeb Jung offers 300-cr loan to 2 MCDs to end stir
> Petrol prices ease by four paise, Diesel down by three
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