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Muharrum procession foiled in Srinagar
Restrictions in Srinagar parts, cops use force at several places
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Police foiled Muharram procession and detained dozens of mourners who tried to take out 8th Muharram processions at different places in Srinagar city here Wednesday. Even as the authorities had imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city, Shia mourners amid Islamic slogans took out a procession from Guru Bazar area in old city and when reached near Jehangir Chowk, police resorted to baton charge and detained dozens among th...
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Congress to take part in Panchayat, municipal polls
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: State Congress President, Ghulam Ahmad Mir today said that his party will participate in forthcoming Panchayat and local body polls with full might to keep communal forces away. Addressing a press conference at party headquarters here, PCC Chief said that the communal forces work day and night to take advantage out of the election boycott decision. “We have decided to contest ULB and panchayat elections in the valley to keep ...
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6 years on: Quimoh hospital building incomplete
KULGAM, Sep 19: In 2012 when the foundation stone of the new building block for Quimoh hospital in this southern Kulgam district was laid and work initiated on the same, residents of the area were jubilant hoping for improvement in the healthcare facilities in the area. However, nearly six years down the line, the hospital building remains far from completion. Sanctioned in 2012, the building was undertaken by the Roads and bindings department ...
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Guv to police, administration
Provide adequate security to candidates in ULBs’ polls
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Governor Satya Pal Malik today asked the police and civil administration officials to provide adequate security cover to candidates contesting the municipal and panchayat elections in the state. Addressing a day-long conference of deputy commissioners and superintendents of police, Malik advised them to spread awareness among the people about the importance of the polls in strengthening grass-roots democracy and holistic devel...
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Restrictions lead to massive traffic jams
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Restrictions in several parts of Srinagar city and blocking of important roads led to massive traffic jamming on other roads today. Authorities had imposed curbs to foil Muharram processions but forget to issue road advisory in the nick of time. The commuters, mostly government employees were shocked and fumed to see barricades everywhere. They got stuck in traffic jams for hours in scorching heat. It was only this afternoon, ...
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Muharraum processions held at several places
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: In the memory of martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain AS and his associates, mourning processions were held at various places across central Kashmir including the Srinagar city on the eve of eighth of Muharram on Wednesday. Remembering the supreme sacrifice of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad SAW, large number of people participated in the processions wherein rich tributes were paid to the martyrs of Karbala who laid down their l...
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Mehbooba asks NIA to bring facts about probes in public domain
Says agency’s conduct raised misgivings among people, urgent need to clear them
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: Former chief minister and PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to bring all the facts pertaining to their investigations in Jammu and Kashmir in public domain so that no misgivings about the conduct of the said agency are created among the people here. Mehbooba Mufti said that bringing facts about its investigations in the state into public is all the more necessary in view of the r...
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JKPCC chief’s remarks uncalled for: NC
‘Congress responsible for erosion of J&K’s special provisions’
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: National Conference (NC) today called J&K PCC chief GA Mir’s remarks on NC decision of staying away from upcoming ULB polls as outrageous and far from truth. Calling his utterances politically motivated, NC provincial spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “It is sad that the Congress chief had to make such malafide targeted accusations on our recent announcement of not participating in local body polls. Congress chief had called N...
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India lodges protest; high alert on IB, LoC in Jammu
‘Pak troops slit throat, mutilate BSF jawan’s body’
NEW DELHI, Sep 19(Agencies): Pakistani troops slit the throat of a BSF jawan after fatally shooting him along the International Border (IB) near Jammu Tuesday morning, officials said on Wednesday. The brutal and “unprecedented” incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector Tuesday prompted the security forces to issue a “high alert” across the IB and Line of Control (LoC) even as the Border Security Force lodged a strong complaint with its cou...
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2 BSF jawans among 3 killed in accident on NH
BANIHAL, Sep 19: Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were among three killed Wednesday when a truck carrying the jawans plunged into a gorge along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Ramban, police said. The private truck, hired by the BSF, was part of a convoy carrying personnel to Kashmir reportedly for deployment in connection with the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls, a police officer said. The accident occurred around 2.1...
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SAARC meet at UNGA
‘India, Pak in touch for Swaraj-Qureshi meet’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 19: India and Pakistan are in discussion through their respective missions and ministries for a possible meeting between the two foreign ministers. Official sources on both sides told reporters that a formal proposal is on the table for Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mehmood Qureshi to meet on the sidelines of the SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in New York. The SAARC meeting,...
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Centre approves Rs 143-Cr special package for J&K
NEW DELHI, Sep 19: The central government Wednesday approved a special package of Rs.143.604 Cr for Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) on Wednesday for implementation of ‘Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission’ (DAY-NRLM) without linking it with poverty ratio for financial year 2018-19. The central government announced the decision taken at the meeting of the union cabinet that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired today here. Besides...
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Guroo appointed as advisor to Farooq
SRINAGAR, Sep 19: National Conference appointed NC leader and constituency in charge Srinagar parliamentary constituency, Mushtaq Guroo as political advisor to president J&K National Conference, Dr Farooq Abdullah. Prior to this appointment, Mushtaq has also served as the vice provincial president J&K National Conference besides being provincial president Youth National Conference and corporator of Srinagar Municipal Corporation....
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Ordinance on ‘Triple talaq’
Modi govt using issue as a political football: Cong
NEW DELHI, Sep 19: The Congress today accused the Modi government of treating the issue of instant triple talaq or instant divorce "more as a political football than a matter of justice to Muslim women". Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the government has not acceded to the Congress request for making a provision of attaching the property of those not providing compensation to the affected women and children after giving them ...
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Cartoon Corner
Man kills father by electrocution in Jammu: Police
JAMMU, Sep 16: A man allegedly killed his 60-year-old father by electrocution following a quarrel in Jammu earlier this month and dumped his body in a vehicle abandoned in a forest.\ According to the police, the accused, Sanjay Kumar, was on the run and efforts were on to nab him. The body of Angrez Singh, a resident of Barn Gharota village, was recovered from the rear seat of the vehicle, abandoned in Kheari forest, on September 1. The poli...
> 3 killed as mini-bus hits motorcycle in Kathua
> Jammu Traffic Police introduces "wrong parking clamps" for violators
> Pak national arrested along LoC in Poonch
> 5 KAS officers transferred
> CASO in Rajouri villages
Pattan observes shutdown
SRINAGAR, Sep 13: A shutdown was observed in Pattan today against the BMO Pattan and shifting of SDH Pattan to newly trauma hospital Pattan. Reports said that on the call of traders union Pattan all the business establishments remained closed in the town. Shopkeepers and civil society members of the area assembled on Srinagar Muzaffarabad highway near Pandow Park Pattan and staged protest against the decision of government for shifting of sub d...
> PDF not to participate in local bodies polls
> DGP J&K thanks govt for enhancing ex-gratia relief
> Injured painter succumbs
> No splitting of Chairman, CEO positions in JK Bank: Govt
> Art 35A should not be abrogated: Aiyar
Raghuram Rajan's suggestions
The BJP-government appears to have refused to learn any lessons from the previous experiences of having faced financial crisis not on one but many occasions in the post-demonetisation scenario in the last two years. The financial experts have been cautioning the centre on this issue for the past many years particularly the last four years. The former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's note of caution on the next financial crisis that could be buildin...
> Corporate mis-governance, scams
> Crackdown on private schools
> Kishtwar road mishap
> Corporate loans write off
> BJP’s faulty credit policy
Violence yours and mine
By Swami Agnivesh and Sandeep Pandey
There was major police action against Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Varvara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira on 28 August, 2018. Before this police arrested Professor Shoma Sen, Adocate Sudhir Gadling, Sudhir Dhawle, Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson on 6 June. Even before this Dr. Binayak Sen, Soni Sori, Ajay T.G., Professor G.N. Saibaba and Prashant Rahi have been arrested and all these activists have been accused of having links with Maoi...
> Rahul must have spine and vision - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Everybody is Somebody..! - By Robert Clements
> Need to lift veil of secrecy surrounding defence deal - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Fancy Glasses..! - By Robert Clements
> India’s shrinking democratic space - By Malini Parthasarathy
30 Minutes in Salisbury
By Gwynne Dyer
Salisbury is a nice old English town with a fine cathedral, only an hour and a half from London by train, but it doesn't see many Russian tourists in wintertime. It's not as cold as Moscow, but Russians tend to prefer Mediterranean destinations for holiday breaks in early March - unless, of course, they are planning to kill somebody. The person of interest in Salisbury was Sergei Skripal, a former member of the Russian military intelligence ser...
> Descent into utter despair, chaos on Kashmir - By Humra Quraishi
> China struggles with belt and road pushback - By Dr James M Dorsey
> Mallya meeting with F.M row to go on - By Satish Misra
> Constructing Democratic Rights Activists as Conspirators - By Preeti Chauhan
> Needed a comprehensive foreign trade policy - By Nantoo Banerjee
GMT Hours Time-Zone
Dear Editor, India should also advance its time-zone by half an hour to make it GMT+6 hours rather than present haphazard GMT+5.30 hours as also recommended by National Institute of Advanced Studies. Since presently just eight countries in the world deviate from separating their time-zones by fraction of an hour, Indian government should approach international authorities so that time-zone for a country may compulsorily be deviated by full one ...
> AIMIM-BBM alliance
> Bring petrol-diesel under GST
> Demonetization can help recover faulty implementation
> United we stand divided we fall
> Popular Saridon and Vicks-Action-500 amongst 328 banned Fixed-Dose-Combination medicines
Victim's safety, conviction of accused top priority, say cops
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (Agencies): Safety of the victim in Rewari gangrape case, and arresting absconding accused and their conviction are the primary concerns, said the police on Monday. “Safety of victim is one of the main concern, arresting remaining accused is another. It doesn't end with arrest but with conviction of the accused. So securing evidence and ensuring they get convicted through fast track court would be the next step,” said Rahul ...
> JNU verdict shows rejection of Hindutva politics: Prakash Karat
> JNU president N Sai Balaji alleges assault by ABVP members
> Manipur lynching video shows policemen present at the spot; one suspended, 3 ousted
> SC extends house arrest of rights activists till Sept 19
> Pak is the same even under Imran, suggests VK Singh
Art 370, 35-A must go: Bhagwat
NEW DELHI, Sep 19 (Agencies): Amid the raging debate, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday said that Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution, which give special status to Jammu and Kashmir, must go. “Our views on Articles 370 and 35-A are well known. These Articles must go,” the Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said in response to a query on the concluding day of his outreach programme. Responding to a range of questions...
> Pak violating UN resolutions on J&K, say Kashmiri activists at UNHRC
> Terrorist group JMB preparing for fidayeen attack during elections in Bangladesh
> West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked, car vandalised
> I knew of sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since 1990s: Dalai Lama
> Ludhiana-born Anshdeep is in Trump's security squad
IDPS students shines in sports competition
JAMMU, Sep 17: IDPIAN's brought laurels to school as in the Inter School Kalaripayattu Championship organized by Kalaripayattu Association of Jammu and Kashmir. The school students has bagged four silver and thirteen bronze medals in the competition . In a short span of time and practice sessions at school they have given a great competition to the participants from various schools of Jammu and Kashmir. IDPS management appreciates the Sports a...
> International Footballer Arun Malhotra at Jodhamal for an interactive session
> Muneer lifts 18th Ser Sundwan Kesari Dangal title-2018
> Himalayan Trekking Programme-2018 to begin on Oct 1
> Inzi advised "to ignore" nepotism allegations
> J&K team leaves for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Owaisi, Ambedkar joining hands to help BJP in 2019: Shiv Sena
MUMBAI, Sep 17 (Agencies): Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana has now attacked All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh supremo Prakash Ambedkar, accusing them of helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by forming an alliance in Maharashtra. Pointing that Owaisi and Ambedkar had announced that they would jointly contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, an editorial in Saamana said that earlier...
> I am a common man who became minister Ramdas clarifies remark on fuel price hike
> Chidambaram mocks Amit Shah for promise of curbing fuel price rise
> With Rupee on sticky wicket, Modi to hold crucial meeting with officials
> Mallya's ‘great escape’ aided by CBI: Rahul Gandhi
> Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi, brothers granted bail by Delhi's Patiala House Court
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