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2 BSF jawans, 5 civilians injured in border firing
JAMMU, Sep 23: At least five civilians and two jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) were injured overnight after Pakistan Rangers targeted Indian Border out Posts and villages in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts. Official reports said that Pakistani troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling over twenty villages and Border out Posts (BoPs) overnight. More than 20,000 people have fled their homes in Arnia and RS Pura sectors and t...
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Tral shuts over civilian killings in grenade attack for second day
ANANTNAG, Sep 23: A complete shutdown was observed in Tral township of south Kashmir over the killing of civilians in a grenade blast for the second direct day on Thursday. At least two civilians including a Sikh girl were killed and thirty others injured some of them critically after the unidentified persons hurled a grenade in the motorcade of the public works minister Nayeem Akhter near Bus stand Tral. Minister had gone to the town to inaug...
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Families migrate after border shelling
ARNIA (JAMMU), Sep 23 (Agencies): Night after night, Anita Kumar and her family huddled together under a bed in one corner of a room, surrounded by the deadly sounds of gunfire. After heavy cross-border shelling over several days, the family finally decided to leave their home along the India-Pakistan border yesterday. "We chose to stay here, despite the intermittent attacks. But on Thursday night, the situation got worse, two shells hit our h...
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‘Present situation not conducive for meaningful negotiations’
Only tripartite talks can produce results: Geelani
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) , today said he is not averse to dialogue but believes that only tripartite talks can prove conclusive and result oriented. He was addressing the executive council meeting of his faction, a statement said. “We assign top priority to prestige and dignity of nation and we have enough talent to plead our case,” Geelani said. He observed that practicable and workable situat...
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Let’s free Kashmir from guns, drugs for peace: DGP
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Director General of police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid today appealed the people to help in making free Kashmir from guns, grenades and drugs. “Let us free Kashmir from guns, grenade, drugs and bring peace, prosperity and smiles to the people, particularly to the youth,” Vaid said at the concluding function of South Sports Festival at Mattan Anantnag. While addressing the youth directly said as young men and women have dreams, Jammu an...
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Jawahar tunnel to remain open for transportation of fruit
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Jawahar tunnel will now remain open round the clock for transportation of fruit. An official spokesman said the directions to this effect were given by horticulture minister Syed Basharat Bukhari. He directed for making the tunnel operational round the clock during fruit season to ensure smooth, safe and timely transportation of horticulture industry produce to outside the state. The minister was chairing a meeting here toda...
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LoC violations are to play down Kashmir atrocities: Pak
SIALKOT, Sep 23 (Agencies): Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that India’s ceasefire violation along the Line of Control are aimed at distracting the world from the atrocities it is committing in Occupied Kashmir. Six had died while 26 were injured in the Indian firing which Ahsan termed as an act of cowardice. The minister paid a visit to Sialkot’s CMH to sympathise with the people injured in cross-border Indian firing. Prime Min...
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Aaganwadi workers call off strike
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Protesting Aanganwadi workers and helpers who had been on indefinite strike at Press Enclave Saturday called off their strike after Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir assured them to resolve their issues within a week. The development came after the protesting females blocked busy Residency Road for half an hour this afternoon to build a pressure on the government to address their issues. Pertinent to mention here tha...
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AYUSH OPD at DH Anantnag failing
ANANTNAG, SEP 23: Authorities three years ago started a separate out patients department (OPD) for AYUSH at district hospital Anantnag to provide alternative to the patients visiting the hospital for treatment. However the AYUSH doctors posted in the hospital continue to see the patients in general OPD and prescribe allopathic medicine. In General OPD where only MBBS doctors are supposed to be on duty, two to three AYUSH doctors are seen exam...
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Summoning of Khan by NIA
Traders call for Kashmir bandh on Sep 25
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Valley based trade unions including KTMF and KEA today called for ‘Kashmir Bandh’ on September 25 to protest summoning of trade leader Mohammad Yasin Khan by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning to New Delhi. NIA had on Friday summoned the chairman KEA Mohammad Yasin Khan at its headquarters in New Delhi on September 25 in connection with alleged terror ‘funding case’. Addressing joint press conference at a loc...
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4.5 magnitude quake jolts Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: A quake, measuring 4.5 on Richter scale, hit Kashmir valley, including summer capital this morning, though no casualties were reported. The tremors, which were felt at around 0544, lasted for few seconds. People rushed out of their homes in panic. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the earthquake was Sumbal in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, at a depth of 150 km in the Earth’s crust. Th...
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Mehbooba regrets negative portrayal of Kashmir
Appeals media to look at stories of hospitality, warmth of place
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Regretting the negative portrayal of Kashmir by some television channels, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed the media to portray the place with all its facets including aesthetic, spiritual and adventurous. Addressing a function after launching a film on the spiritual and hospitable aspects of life in Kashmir, the chief minister said tourism to Kashmir is not about its physical beauty alone but the exploration of a...
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Corruption a scourge, support me in its eradication: Mehbooba
JAMMU, Sep 23: Terming corruption as a scourge which eats up the vitals of the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the officers to support her in the initiative of providing a responsive and responsible administration to the people of the State. Chairing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners of Jammu province here, the Chief Minister sought the support of officers in field to ensure a clean, prompt and result oriented governance to ...
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Shabir Shah admits to receiving terror financing from Pak: ED tells court
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (Agencies): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday told a Delhi court that Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Shabir Shah has admitted to receiving funds from Pakistan's terror outfits to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of India. His close aide, Mohammad Aslam Wani also admitted to his complicity in the crime, the ED said. The Enforcement Directorate filed the charge sheet in a Delhi Court against ...
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DyCM heckled by protesters over 'disservice' to community
JAMMU, Sep 23: Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh was heckled by Dogra community members on Saturday over the state government's "failure" to declare Maharaja Hari Singh's birth anniversary as a state holiday. The deputy chief minister was speaking at a function after paying floral tributes to Maharaja, the last Hindu ruler of the state, on his birth anniversary today. Scores of people, including youths wearing black T-shirts...
> 12 SIs transferred
> Security tightened ahead of Navratra festival
> 4,499 policemen protect 2,075 VIPs in J&K
> J&K clears panel for HC judges
> Zulfkar urges media to facilitate effective projection of people friendly programs
Army Commander reviews security situation
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Northern army commander Lt Gen D Anbu today visited north Kashmir to review prevailing security situation along the line of control. Accompanied by Chinar corps cCommander Lt Gen J S Sandhu, he visited forward areas and was briefed by the commanders on ground as regards the operational preparedness, a defence spokesman said. The army commander was appreciative of the measures and standard operating procedures instituted by th...
> NIA summons KU scholar
> Govt designates Pulwama jail as ‘correctional home’
> Anganwadi workers’ indefinite strike enters 5th day
> Madhav calls on Vohra
> Student dies during lunch break
Dams, trains and the great Indian fiction
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Choudhry Peerbaksh is an unforgettable character from the legendary Hindi writer Yashpal's story 'Parda'. Hailing from a well-to-do aristocratic family, he is driven to penury and continues managing his household on the meagre pay of a clerk. He is well respected because of his white collared profession in his neighbourhood where he and his family live in a rented accommodation amidst the dominating presence of cobblers and labourers. A 'parda' ...
> Cruel joke on farmers
> NDA's GST goof-up
> Dialogue only way out
> Cong visit a non-event
> Tamil Nadu floor test?
My Story of Wazwaan
By Tajamul Hussain
Much has been and shall continue to be talked about the extravaganza of wazwaan. Historically the ruinous expenditure incurred on all the razzamatazz of its showbiz would be criticized for the affliction and sufferings that it causes to a common Kashmiri. Theatrical gestures, cliché ridden double/bubble speaks and shibboleths will be cracked in future too….guest control measures taken, never mind, half-baked, innocent of sincerity and willpower ...
> These perils of xenomania! - By S Mukhtar
> Pakistan: Not down for the count, yet - By Ali Ahmed
> Think Outside the Box..! - By Robert Clements
> The Short Shelf-life of Post-Truth - II - By Badri Raina
> Building muscle through struggles.! - By Robert Clements
India remains outside global economic upswing
By S Sethuraman
It is now universally recorded that the Indian economy has taken a beating from the abrupt ill-planned demonetisation of November 2016, compounded by the hasty launching of GST, posing new challenges to business, trade and services. Caution underlies the revised downward projections for India's growth to well below 7 per cent, in most institutional forecasts, for fiscal 2018. All this may be unpalatable to our Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley...
> Campaign on Social Media rattles BJP & official agencies - By Brij Bhardwaj
> The man who saved the world - By Gwynne Dyer
> Big borrowers are mainly responsible for major loan defaults - By Anjan Roy
> No one killed Pehlu Khan - By Amulya Ganguli
> Huge empires of fake "Godman" in India continue to flourish - By Yashwardhan Joshi
Our Missing Daughters
Dear Editor, In India the population of girls has been decreasing. We need to understand that girls are our fortune. Socio-economic empowerment of women is essential for making informed decisions and for change of the mind sets. A healthy male-female ratio is a social need. A stronger law to deal with those resorting to sex-selective abortions needs to be enacted. The reasons for high number of incidence of female foeticide in India include a d...
> Shortage of Lecturers in institutions
> Dynastic politics still run
> No religion is bad
> Streamline the traffic signals in Jammu
> Rapists should not go unpunished
Kerala woman who converted to Islam claims 'Muslim friends misguided her'
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (Agencies): At a press conference in July this year, 23-year-old Hindu woman Athira had said that she had wilfully converted to Islam. On Thursday, this woman from Kerala did another press conference and began by saying "Om Namah Shivaya". The woman has returned to Hinduism claiming that her Muslim friends had “misguided” her into changing her faith. From a woman clad in hijab in July to appearing with a bindi and k...
> Pak senate bill paves way for Sharif's return as PML-N chief
> 'Kaskar used burner phones, sim boxes to call brother Dawood'
> Nation is BJP's top priority, not votes: Modi
> China says working with India to take ties forward post-Dokalam
> 'Jealous sex addict' Ram Rahim forced aides to turn homosexuals, reveals Dera follower
Magnitude 3.4-quake hits N.Korea; 'caused by suspected explosion'
Pyongyang, Sep 23 (Agencies): A 3.4 magnitude earthquake has been detected in North Korea. China`s earthquake administration suggests that the mild quake was caused by a suspected explosion. The administration said in a statement on its website that the quake, which occurred around 11:30 a.m. (0330 GMT), was recorded at a depth of zero kilometres. The epicenter is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow earthquake on September 3, which...
> Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt
> Pak fires anti-ship missile into Arabian Sea
> 6 killed, 20 injured in Indian firing: Pak
> N.Korea may consider Hydrogen bomb test in Pacific, Kim Jon-un calls Trump ''deranged''
> Bangladesh calls on UN to find permanent solution to Rohingya crisis
Inter School District Level Athletic Meet for Girls concludes
JAMMU, Sep 22: HSS Rabta, BSF Paloura and APS Sunjwan won the the Overall champion in U-19, U-17 and U-14 championships respectively in the Inter School District Level Athletic Meet for Girls concluded here at BSF Paloura, Jammu. In All 778 students from Private and Govt. Institutions of District Jammu are taking part in the competitions. Chanchal Kour DYSSO Jammu, distributed the prizes to the Winner in a simple and well attended function. ...
> Captain Smith and Warner's wickets would have been an icing on cake, says Kuldeep Yadav's coach
> KPS students excel in Martial Art Championship
> MoS distributes prizes among Kickboxing winners
> Kashmir Harvard kids sports meet concludes
> Neetu Devi, Chitr Lekha emerge fastest athletes
CEA gets 1-yr extension till Oct 2018: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Sep 23 (Agencies): The government will extend the term of Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian by one year till October 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Subramanian, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, was appointed India's Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in October 2014. His term was for three years, which was to end on October 16. Interacting with reporters today, Jaitley said S...
> Demonetisation was not required at all: Manmohan Singh
> Benami property secret informers to get reward of 1 crore
> CAT dismisses plea challenging Dr Vaid’s appointment as DGP
> Modi inaugurates world's second-biggest dam 'Sardar Sarovar', dedicates it to nation
> Railways cuts down sleeping hours for passengers by an hour
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