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Seminar on Shah-i-Hamdan
Indebted to saint who gave us identity: Mehbooba
`Need for reviving his teachings, philosophy’
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday stressed the need for reviving the teachings of Hazrat Amir Kabir Mir Syed Ali Hamdani saying these hold the key to many of the issues confronting humanity in the present day world. Speaking at a seminar `Shah i Hamdan-The savior of our soul’ here today, the Chief Minister said the present day society which lives in a state of social recession and cultural crisis needs to go back to the te...
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Govt orders closure of academic private tuitions
Evokes strong reaction from opposition, students, parents
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: In a controversial move, the state government today ordered closure of all those private tuition centers which offer tuitions up to class 12th for time being. While announcing the decision, education minister Syed Altaf Bukhari claimed that the decision was taken to remove distractions in and around schools and to put in place a regulatory mechanism for improving the academic environment in the state. However, the opposition...
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PAK minor infiltrates to Poonch, detained
India, Pak trade fire on LoC
MENDHAR, Apr 22: A minor boy from Pakistan-Administered Kashmir (PAK) was arrested, while infiltrating to this side late Saturday night along the Line of Control in Poonch district. In the meanwhile, Pakistani troops Sunday morning also targetted Indian forward border posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. However no loss was reported so far. “A patrol party of the army nabbed a boy from PAK near their Panjni na...
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Death penalty for raping children
Father of Kathua case victim hopeful of justice
NEW DELHI, Apr 22: The father of an eight-year-old girl, who was raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu in January, expressed hope of getting justice, after the union cabinet introduced death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. “It is good if the government has passed the ordinance to award death penalty to rape convicts of children below the age of 12 years. We are hopeful of getting justice,” the gir...
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MHA needs Rs 3,50,000 Cr for internal security, border guarding in 2020-25
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Apr 22: The Home Ministry has projected a budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3,50,000 Cr for internal security, modernisation of police forces and other related responsibilities during 2020-25. This was conveyed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh in New Delhi recently, officials said today. The ministry has projected budgetary requirement of more than Rs. 3,50,000 Cr for t...
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173 jawans commit suicides in last 5 yrs
BSF initiates research to formulate action plan
NEW DELHI, Apr 22 (Agencies): The Border Security Force (BSF), that guards India’s frontiers with Pakistan and Bangladesh, has initiated a maiden research project to analyse various triggers behind suicides by its troops and to formulate an action plan to reduce these instances. The country’s largest border guarding force has also decided to introduce a wellness quotient assessment test in the about 2.5 lakh personnel-strong paramilitary after ...
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Not against meaningful, result oriented negotiations: Geelani
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said Kashmiri separatist leadership is not against the dialogue process, but they are only for meaningful and result-oriented negotiations. He said unless and until the Kashmir dispute is addressed in its historical perspective, all these attempts are futile. Addressing a seminar on poet Dr Allama Iqbal Geelani made it clear that under such "indifferent, apathetic and appalling situation no talks ...
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Security forces not allowed to operate freely in J&K: CRPF commander
NEW DELHI, Apr 22 (Agencies): A CRPF commander in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday told that the security forces are “not allowed to operate freely” in the region. While talking to a national news channel, he said, “You have seen the brutal manner in which a young man has been beheaded." He was referring to the beheading of Manzoor Bhat in Jammu and Kashmir. He was kidnapped by Lashkar-e-Taiba's militants from Bandipore. His headless body was found...
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There are still opportunities for India, Pak to resolve Kashmir issue: Omar
`Last Maharaja was for independent J&K’
SRINAGAR, Apr 22(Agencies): India and Pakistan have squandered a lot of good chances to resolve the Kashmir issue, but there are still opportunities, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said. He was speaking at an event at University of Berkeley in California in the US last week. He outlined the need for a dialogue process both internally as well as externally to address the issue, saying the solution cannot be driven by ...
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Closure of tuition Centres endorsement of failures: Cong
‘Closure will have serious impact on career of students’
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Reacting to the closure of all private tuition centres in Kashmir valley, Congress today expressed surprise over the move, describing it as the endorsement of the failures on the part of state government. The party spokesperson while commenting on the closure of tuition centres said despite taking corrective measures to come over the situation, the new directive by government added further chaos to the situation. “The closure ...
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NIA takes foreign militant to encounter site from where he had escaped
SRINAGAR, Apr 22 (Agencies): National Investigation Agency (NIA) team Sunday took Pakistani militant who was arrested on April 6 to various locations including the site of gunfight from where he had escaped in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. The NIA team arrived in the frontier district on Saturday and is waiting for codal formalities to shift the custody of the militant Zabiullah alias Hamzah son of Sonaullah, a resident of Multan, Pakistan...
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World Earth Day
Changing climate of Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: April 22 marked world Earth day. The day was observed across the globe with events, seminars, conferences and gatherings organised vis-a-vis saving the mother Earth. While as climate change has become a cause of immense concern around the globe, the environmental experts of Kashmir believe the changing climatic patterns of valley during past several years have signaled an adverse climatic fluctuation that are a result of int...
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Kathua, Unnao rape cases
Over 600 academicians write to Modi, express anguish
NEW DELHI, Apr 22(Agencies): Over 600 academicians and scholars from across the globe have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their anguish over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases and held his government responsible for the “terrible state of affairs.” The academicians also raised concerns over the prime minister’s “prolonged silence” on the issue and the “non-specific assurance of justice” for the victims of the two...
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J&K Employees to go on 3-day strike from today
JAMMU, Apr 22: The Jammu Kashmir Ladakh All Department Clerical Staff Coordination Committee (Jammu province) has decided in its meeting held at Jammu today to observe complete strike for 3 days from April 23, 2018. The protest demonstration on 23 of April 2018 and `Secretariat Gherao’ on April 24 and strong protest demonstration on April 25 shall be held against the callous attitude of the State Government towards removal of pay anomalies...
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Facility to help large number of ortho patients in Jammu division: Bali
JAMMU, Apr 22: In order to tackle the unprecedented number of patients in the bone and joint related diseases in Jammu division, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat laid foundation of 240-bedded exclusive Bone & Joint Hospital (B&JH) here today. This exclusive B&JH, which was a long pending demand of the patients of entire Jammu division, will be established at an estimated cost of Rs. 40.45 crore at the available land adjoinin...
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Samanbal members stage protests across Jammu, Ladakh, Kargil, Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: The Samanbal members of Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu linked to Ehsaas staged protest demonstrations in all three regions of the State to protest the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Gujjar girl of Kathua, and the latest spree of rapes in places like Surat and Unnao, and across India. Staging protests in Srinagar, the Samanbal members said the rape and murder of the child was brutal and that everyone having a human he...
> Calling students ‘rowdies’ unacceptable, Rasheed says
> ‘Dal, Anchar, Khushallsar lakes deteriorating for want of funds’
> Tourist spots in Valley, Ladakh region declared 'no polythene' zones
> DC visits SSB exam centres, reviews facilities
> DC for submission of authenticated list of registered sumo stands within 10 days
Simultaneous polls to LS, LAs
It is perhaps not for the first time that the idea of holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and the state Legislative Assemblies has caught the imagination of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the centre. Even in the previous regime, when the NDA-government was in power, this idea was floated and debated and then abandoned with a declaration that next time, when these right groups are in power, they will devise some new system o...
> Breaking silence is important, but the language matters as well - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Maintain internet neutrality
> Cash shortage hits ATMs
> Aadhar data security
> Mecca masjid blast acquittals
BJP's response to rapes betrays existential crisis
By Amulya Ganguli
The woes are piling up for the BJP. Meenakshi Lekhi, the party's MP, listed them in the right order; although her purpose was to mock the Opposition for raising the issues, rather than to draw the government's attention to them for taking corrective steps. According to her, the Opposition's cries were, "first, about minority-minority, then Dalit-Dalit and finally, women-women". The BJP ignored the first issue as was evident when Narendra Mod...
> We Need Hands That Mend..! - By Robert Clements
> Politics behind Kathua horror - By Iftikhar Gilani
> Asifa's just killers! - By Dr Prem Singh
> Is this the India we want? - By Amulya Ganguli
> Is it the truth..! - By Robert Clements
Dangerous portends of agenda-driven verdicts
By K. Raveendran
"Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done." This remark of Lord Chief Justice Hewart of England, uttered nearly 100 years ago, is now heard throughout the world of common law. It reflects an ethical requirement that judges must not hear a case if their impartiality might reasonably appear to be compromised in the eye of an informed observer. The Supreme Court verdict, dismissing the petitions see...
> Yashwant Sinha's warning bodes ill for Modi - By Harihar Swarup
> If the model is broken, fix it - By Gwynne Dyer
> Environmental Protection - By Dr Arshad M Khan
> Abolish the Ministry and the Departments of Forestry - By Anandi Sharan
> U.S. missile manufacturers reaping super-profits - By C.J. Atkins
Toll-payment through digital mode
Dear Editor, It refers to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) experimenting of toll-payment on some selected highways through mobile phones linked with pre-paid wallets so that motorists may not have to stop at toll-plazas. But with most people paying cash, toll-plazas will continue to be an unnecessary hurdle in smooth traffic-movement thus slowing down pace of vehicles on modern built highways at heavy cost. Otherwise also there ar...
> Currency-crunch is due to faulty planning and whim of bureaucrats
> Rupees 2000 notes hoarded as black money
> Costly wedding-cards, platters, cash-envelopes in marriages
> Abolish totally useless constitutional provision
> Finance Commission-National Interest is first
Sitaram Yechury re-elected as CPI(M) general secretary
CALCUTTA , Apr 22 (Agencies): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday re-elected Sitaram Yechury as the party's general secretary. The decision was taken during the ongoing 22nd party Congress, amid a tussle between the general secretary Sitaram Yechury and former general secretary Prakash Karat over the political line which the party should pursue. In its political organisational report on Saturday, the party had said that there is ...
> President Ram Nath Kovind signs ordinance to give death penalty to child rapists
> Kannada or English, please Don't understand Hindi
> 'Kitne aadmi the': Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury kicks row over comment on gangrape
> Karnataka BJP announces PM's visit in Game of Thrones style
> TN BJP leader abuses women journalists in facebook post
Donald Trump lied about being one of richest people in America to make it to Forbes 400, claims US journalist
Washington, Apr 22 (Agencies)): Jonathan Greenberg, an investigative journalist and author, has accused US President Donald Trump of lying about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400 list. The journalist says that an official from the Trump Organisation called to tell him in May 1984 to tell him how rich Trump was when Greenberg was reporting for the Forbes 400 - the magazine’s annual ranking of America’s richest people. Trump's holdings in the...
> North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests
> Indian-American teenager shot dead in California for opening fire on police
> World War 2 bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin
> Protest held over detention of Scots Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal in India
> Tried for an hour to inform Pak first about surgical strike but they were afraid to take call : Modi
U-18 SFA leaves for Chandigarh to participate in I-League
JAMMU, Apr 22: To provide platform and exposure to budding footballers of Jammu and Kashmir, State Football Academy (SFA) of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JK-SSC) dispatched its under-18 SFA league team to participate in Under-18 Youth League at Chandigarh. During the departure, CEO SFA, Waheed-Ur-Rahman Para interacted with the players and wished them luck for the upcoming league matches and flagged off the team for Chandigarh from T...
> Sachin's birthday celebrations advanced by a day
> Distt Pulwama Table Tennis Championship 2018 concludes
> SFA Inter Academies Football League Cluster Reasi-Udhampur kicks off
> Param Risers routs International FC
> DPS wins Inter School U-14, 17 girls competitions
PM to visit China on April 27-28, to hold summit talks with President Xi Jinping
New Delhi, Apr 22 (Agencies)) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in China's Wuhan city from April 27 to 28, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Sunday. PM Modi will be visiting the central Chinese city at the invitation of President Xi, he said at a joint media event with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. "The two leaders will have communications of a strategic nature ...
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> India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'
> US Admiral warns against sanctioning India over Russia defence purchase
> Monsoon 2018 will be normal, expect rainfall at 97% of average: Met Department
> Airtel makes it easier for customers to upgrade to a 4G smartphone
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