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2 civilians, 2 jawans killed; 16 hurt in Pak shelling on IB, LoC
Death toll reaches 6 in 48 hrs # Panic grips border residents
JAMMU/MENDHAR, Jan 19: Four persons, including a woman and two security personnel were killed while sixteen others including two BSF jawans were injured as Pakistan heavily shelled forward Border Outposts and villages along International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch districts on Friday. So far, six persons including two BSF jawans and an army jawan lost their lives and twenty-four persons, including...
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Grenade explosion leaves 8 cops injured in Pulwama
Blast, firing in air by security forces create panic
ANANTNAG, Jan 19: At least eight policemen were injured in a grenade explosion in southern Pulwama town on Friday. Several vehicles also suffered damage due to the explosion. Local and official sources said that some unidentified persons hurled a grenade towards police station Pulwama which exploded near Tehsil office premises with a bang. In the explosion, they said, at least eight policemen of Indian reserve police (IRP) who were deployed t...
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MEA summons Pak envoy over truce violations
NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Agencies): Ministry of External Affairs today summoned the Pakistan's deputy high commission to convey its concern over the incidents of ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border (IB). Reports said that the government conveyed its grave concern to the deputy high commissioner of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah at the continued ceasefire violations and "deliberate" targeting of innocent civilians by Pakist...
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`No Modi-Abbasi meet in Davos’
India condemns truce violation by Pak
NEW DELHI, Jan 19: India on Friday “strongly condemned” Pakistan for its continued and unprecedented ceasefire violation and said its violation of ceasefire is in effect aimed at helping terrorists infiltrate into India. The senior officials in MEA also ruled out any meeting on the sidelines between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Davos next week. “We very strongly condemn the continued and unprecedented ceasefire vio...
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Civil society pitches for Indo-Pak dialogue
Deeply distressed at emerging situation
SRINAGAR, Jan 19: Civil society groups and individuals from Jammu and Kashmir today said they are deeply distressed at the emerging situation in Jammu and Kashmir, consequent upon the brinkmanship and belligerent policies and statements made by official representatives of India and Pakistan. In a joint statement they said army chief recently made a reckless statement where, inter alia, he said India will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan an...
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Police foils JKLF march
Detains Yasin
SRINAGAR, Jan 19: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained today by police after he carried out a march from Maisuma. The protest was organized by JKLF against the recent what they termed as ‘anti-Kashmir’ remarks and the NIA charge sheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders. A number of people participated in the march. They were carrying placards and banners. As Malik tried to move towards city centre, police personnel blocked th...
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Mehbooba, Nirmal anguished over cross-border killings
Direct for specialised treatment to injured, relief camps for affected
JAMMU, Jan 19: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Friday expressed grief and anguish over the killing of four persons during the cross border shelling in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch district today. The Chief Minister said it was very unfortunate that the people of border areas in the state continued to bear the brunt of cross border fire power. While appealing for cessation of hostilities on...
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Minor murdered in Kathua
Omar dismayed over CM’s absence in LA
‘India, Pak need to sort out ceasefire violations’
JAMMU, Jan 19: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday expressed dismay over Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s absence from the floor of the assembly. He said that the Chief Minister did not deem necessary to assure people of “quick action” in eight year old minor girl’s murder case in Kathua. Omar wrote on Twitter, “It’s tragic that @MehboobaMufti didn’t see fit to come to the Assembly and assure people of quick action in this case.” Ea...
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Amid tension, Cross-LoC trade resumes after 3 days
49 trucks exchange sides at Chakan Da Bagh
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Jan 19: Amid tension between India-Pak at border, Cross LoC Trade was resumed here today after remain suspended for three Days after PAK army refused to open gates of Rahe Milan at Chakan Da Bagh. Official Sources said a total of 49 vehicles exchange sides at Chakan Da Bagh here today. Sources said that Indian trader dispatched 30 trucks carrying Banana, Garlic and Grapes to their PAK counterparts while a total of 19 trucks carrying Dry...
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Infiltration bid foiled 2 bags recovered
POONCH, Jan 19: After noticing the suspected movement of few armed unknown persons in Chakan Da Bagh area of Haveli Tehsil in Poonch, 15 MLI launched a search operation in the area and late last night recovered two bags near Sarla post. Sources said a day before yesterday 15 MLI had launched a search operation at Chakan Da Bagh area of Haveli tehsil in Poonch and recovered two bags of Militants. Sources said a head of Republic Day infiltrators...
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Murder of minor girl in Kathua
Accused arrested, probe on: Govt
JAMMU, Jan 19: The state government Friday said that the accused, a minor (15 years old), was arrested in connection with the death of a minor girl in Hiranagar area of district Kathua. Responding to the concern expressed by the legislators on the gruesome incident, Minister for Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the House that the accused confessed to the crime. He said the investigation conducted by the Special In...
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Skiers ventured out despite avalanche warning: Mustafa
JAMMU, Jan 19: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir Friday stated that deceased Swedish had ignored the advisory and ventured into the outbound ski area where he was caught in an avalanche along with another skier namely Benjamin Absers, who survived the avalanche. “The skiers were informed not to exit ski area but it appears that they ignored the warning and the deceased was carried over ...
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Draw of lots held for Hajj 2018
9773 pilgrims from J&K to perform Hajj this year: Veeri
JAMMU, Jan 19: Minister for Hajj & Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the house that the draw of lots for selection of pilgrims for Hajj-2018 was held today by the State Hajj Committee. He informed the House that this year, 32333 persons had applied for Hajj while the total quota for the state this year was about 9773. He said out of the total seats allotted to the state, 1959 seats were reserved for the senior citizens of the age of 70 and abo...
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No final list of regularized daily wagers issued: Drabu
JAMMU, Jan 19: The Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu on Friday rejected the reports that the government has issued any list of the daily wagers who have been regularized, terming such an act a handiwork of some mischievous elements. On Social media on Friday, a list of the regularized daily wagers was posted which became instantly viral in Kashmir. Same created abuzz in both urban as well as the rural areas of the state with people in a fix over th...
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Cartoon Corner
HC suspends Sub-Judge involved in ‘rape case’
JAMMU, Jan 18 (JNF): J&K High Court suspended the Rajesh Abrol Sub-Judge Leave Reserve who booked by the Janipur Police Station u/s 376/420 RPC. According to the order issued by Registrar General J&K High Court Sanjay Dhar that pursuant to the registration of FIR bearing No. 0006 dated 12.01.2018 for offences U/Ss 376 & 420 of RPC by Police Station Janipur Jammu against Rajesh Kumar Abrol, Sub-Judge (LRP), High Court Wing Jammu on the basis of ...
> Sub Judge booked for ‘rape’
> Police recovers huge quantity of illegal timber, 2 held in Kishtwar
> Pak shells Poonch villages, army posts
> JKRCEA launches merit cum mean Financial Assistance Scheme
> Speaker inaugurates ‘Zaika-A-Kashmir’
Fresh avalanche warning issued
SRINAGAR, Jan 19: A low danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche-prone areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued low danger avalanche warning for the areas above 2,500 metre altitude valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5.00 PM. A SASE advisory said low danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche-prone areas in Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora districts of Jammu a...
> Minimum temperatures drop several notches
> Mirwaiz criticises callousness
> Shops, private school gutted in Khurhama fire
> Avalanche warning for several areas
> Pro-Rasheed protest by supporters
SC on freedom of expression
The Supreme Court message on Thursday to the four states in the country that they cannot choose between protecting 'freedom of expression' and preserving law and order situation is very clear. The core of message from the Supreme Court is amply clear that they have the twin duty to do both. The top court order staying the notifications and decisions of four states to put curbs on screening of film 'Padmaavat' with direction to ensure maintenance...
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> Army chief's glib talk
> Crisis in judiciary
> Air India’s privatisation
West is selective in talking of human rights
By Ian Sinclair
The US and British governments' selective concern for human rights is broadly mirrored by the mainstream media .Analysing the US media in their 1988 book Manufacturing Consent, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky look at "paired examples."For instance, they consider the different quantity and quality of coverage given to priests killed in Soviet Union-era Poland compared with religious figures murdered by US-backed dictatorships in Latin America, and...
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29 years of KP exodus
By Kundan Kashmiri
It is exactly 28 years ago, on January 19, 2018, that the Kashmiri Pandit exodus from the Valley took place. The minority Hindus of Kashmir, Kashmiri Pandits, fled the valley leaving behind their homes and hearths from Kashyap Bhoomi to save themselves from persecution at the behest of religious extremists and militants. Ever since, Kashmiri Pandits commemorate January 19 as Kashmiri Pandit Holocaust/Exodus Day with the hope to go back to thei...
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> Broadest anti-BJP front is the need of the hour - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Ailing secondary and high secondary education - By Iftikhar Ahmed Dand
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> Judicial tremors herald worrying time for BJP - By Amulya Ganguli
Sc query on post retirement
Dear Editor, It refers to Supreme Court asking law-officers of central government on 17.01.2018 to submit views on President, Vice President and Prime Minister being allotted government-accommodations after their retirement after the amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium suggested that not only former Chief ministers in states but even President, Vice President and Prime Minister should not be allowed with such a privilege. It is indeed regretting ...
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> End of Haj subsidy welcomed by all: Why not abolished earlier
> End of Haj subsidy welcomed by all
> People's faith in judiciary shaken
Delhi HC turns down petition of 20 MLAs disqualification
NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Agencies): The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant relief to the 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators disqualified for allegedly holding offices of profit. The court will hear the matter on Monday. Taking note of the petition, Delhi HC asked the counsel for the poll panel to apprise it urgently whether any such recommendation has been made to the President by the Election Commission. Justice Rekha Palli asked the coun...
> Owaisi asks Muslims to not watch 'bakwas' Padmaavat
> Court issues arrest warrant against Mallya
> Pak can't keep eyes shut on Hafiz Saeed: India
> 'Political vendetta, against principles of natural justice': Didi backs Kejriwal
> Modi-govt misleading over Doklam issue: Cong
'Provocative Statement' by Indian Army Chief can escalate tensions: Pak
ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (Agencies): Pak Says 'Provocative Statement' By Indian Army Chief Can Escalate Tensions, Warns Of 'Befitting Response' "Such irresponsible and provocative statements by the Indian Army chief are regrettable and reflect the jingoistic mindset of India, which can further exacerbate the already vitiated environment," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said at the weekly media briefing. He said Pakistan has no desi...
> Pak body demands highest gallantry medal for freedom fighter, JuD opposes
> Chinese media complaint: Comments by Bipin Rawat can shatter 'delicate trust'
> Pak PM backs Hafiz Saeed, ex-US diplomat calls it 'alarming'
> 6 Pakistan security men killed in attacks in Balochistan
> On CPEC projects, now it is Pakistanis who need security clearance, not foreigners
Cricket needs JKCA administrators sans myopia
JAMMU, Jan 19: This year,the JKCA selection process after 1st January 2018, could not be influenced by the politicians and the upper segments of bureaucracy . The agenda of obliging the occult figures of the state administration also could not work and the cogent formula of including imbecile cricketers merely on the basis of regionalism also did not find floaters and that is the cause of remorse for the obliging folk who had...
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> Chattergul defeats Kangan-B Ganderbal volleyball tourney
> T-20 Rural Cricket tournament concludes
> NHPC wins T-20 cricket match against CISF
India rule out Modi: Abbani meet
NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Agencies): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meet on January 23, the Minister of External Affairs (MEA) has refuted all rumours of any meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. “No meeting has been planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Pakistan in Davos,” said Vijay Gokhale, MEA Secretary (Economic Relations) while ad...
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> No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government
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