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PDP president kick starts election campaign for Srinagar LS seat
Vote an opportunity for strengthening people’s agenda for talks: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: Kick starting her Party’s campaign for Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, PDP president and chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said that vote for her party would be an endorsement for transforming Jammu & Kashmir through dialogue and development and getting the State out of the present crisis. Addressing the meetings of workers from Charar-i-Sharief and Budgam constituencies here today, the PDP president said ever since he...
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Farooq calls for united front against communal forces
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today called for a united front to foil the machinations of communal and divisive elements, saying that the spirit of inclusiveness alone can steer Jammu and Kashmir out of the prevailing morass and political instability. Stepping up his electoral campaign for by-polls to Srinagar parliamentary constituency during his interaction with various deputations and workers meeting at N...
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Omar: Vote out PDP for its broken promises
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: National Conference working president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah today described PDP a party of broken promises, saying it is used to making hollow rhetorical promises with the least intention of keeping their word. “Spell out even one of the promises that has been kept”, Omar Abdullah dared the PDP while addressing a joint National Conference-Congress election rally here this morning after Congress candidate Ghul...
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Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, rains lash valley
NHW remains open for vehicles from Srinagar to Jammu
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: Fresh snowfall was recored in Gulmarg area on Wednesday while rains lashed most parts of the valley. The officials at Met department said over 2 inches of snowfall has been recorded in Gulmarg on Wednesday. Owing to snow and rains the minimum and maximum temperature across Kashmir plunged several notches bringing back a cold wave. Met officials said the summer capital of Srinagar recorded 1.6 mm rain on Wednesday. They sai...
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Tassaduq, Mir file nominations for Anantnag LS by-polls
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: People's Democratic Party candidate Tassaduq Mufti today filed his nomination papers for the Anantnag parliament seat. JKPCC president, G A Mir also filed his nomination papers for the Anantnag seat. Tassaduq mufti was accompanied by member parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beig, Party Vice President Muhammad Sartaj Madni, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Ab Haq Khan, Farooq Andrabi, Rajya Sabha member parliament Nazir Ahmad Laway, Mehboob Beg,...
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Ready to talk to everyone in Kashmir: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Mar 22: Government of India Wednesday said they are ready to talk to all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to normalise the situation there. "We are ready to talk to everyone... The entire nation wants the situation to normalise in Kashmir. We are ready to cooperate with everyone and have taken all initiatives in this regard," said union home minister Rajnath Singh. He noted that he had visited the Kashmir valley thrice during the u...
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Election on April 17
ECI issues notification for elections to 6 LC seats
JAMMU, Mar 22: The Election Commission of India today issued notification for conduct of biennial elections to 6 seats of Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council (MLCs). As per the notification, March 29 has been fixed last date of filing nominations, while as scrutiny of papers will be held on March 30 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 3. As per the notification, the elections will be held on April 17, 2017. The voting h...
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India for ties with Pak sans shadow of terror: Prez
NEW DELHI, Mar 22: India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an environment free from terror and violence, President Pranab Mukherjee said here today. Mukherjee said this in his message to his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain on the eve of their national day tomorrow. “On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend greetings to you and to the friendly people of Pakistan on the occasion of your N...
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PM to inaugurate Chenani-Nashri tunnel on April 2
Tunnel will reduce journey time by two hours: Gadkari
NEW DELHI, Mar 22: Much awaited India's longest road tunnel built on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which will cut short the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by nearly 30 km will be dedicated to the people by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2. Union Minister of State in PMO, Jitendra Singh today said that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu and Srinagar highway on April 2. He has said that Modi ...
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BOSE textbooks following all NCERT standards: Peer
JAMMU, Mar 22: The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) Director Academician Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer has stated that the Board has reviewed and developed syllabi, courses of studies and textbooks from first primary to class 12th as per the guidelines and recommendations of National Curriculum Framework-2005 which is a seminal document on the National Education Policy so as to have uniformity in the education system throughout th...
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CET-2012 paper leak scam
Court to record statements of defence witnesses from March 23
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: A city court has listed Common Entrance Test (CET) paper leak scam case of 2012 for recording of defence witnesses tomorrow. Sources in the court said that after concluding recording of the prosecution witnesses and arguments under Section 342 CrPC, the court has now listed the matter for defence witnesses from March 23. Pertinently, the scam had led to the arrest of the then chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examina...
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Re-bidding for Rs 6,000 Zojila tunnel by Apr: Gadkari
NEW DELHI, Mar 22 (Agencies): The central government will reissue tenders for the strategic Zojila pass tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir by April and work on the Rs 6,000-Crore project will commence by August, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The project aims at providing much-needed all-weather connectivity between Kashmir valley and Ladakh, which remains cut-off from rest of the world during winters due to heavy snowfall. “We understand t...
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AK Koul appointed as Registrar Law NHRC
JAMMU, Mar 22 (JNF): Ashok Kumar Koul Ex-Registrar General of J&K High Court has been appointed as Registrar Law National Human Right Commission (NHRC). He is first judicial officer of J&K State who appointed as Registrar National Human Right Commission. Ashok Kumar Koul took over as Registrar Law in National Human Rights Commission of India New Delhi. NHRC is the watch dog of the human rights of the people. This is for the first time that an...
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Batote-Kishtwar road opens for traffic
JAMMU, Mar 22: After seven days of disruption of traffic, Batote-Kishtwar National Highway was opened for traffic, today. It is notable to mention here that Batote-Kishtwar road remain closed due to heavy landslide near Thathri since last four days and the people were facing lot of problems. The traffic has been cleared and traffic movement has been restored on this vital road. With the opening of road, the people of the area heaved a sigh of r...
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SSWB secures relaxation of norms for Crèche Centers in JK
JAMMU, Mar 23: J&K State Social Welfare Board (SSWB) today said that the department has convinced Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) to relax some conditions with regard to flow of funding of functional creche centers in the state run by various NGOs on the pattern of States of Assam and Meghalaya. Secretary SSWB in a press release issued here said the department has received a letter that mentions the decision taken in a meeting held under t...
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‘Accuses NC, PDP of bulldozing idea of main stream politics in J&K’
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Rasheed today announced that party will not participate in upcoming parliamentary by-elections for Anantnag and Srinagar seats. Rashid while announcing party decision in a press conference in Srinagar said that though party strongly believes in democratic process and the available forums including Assembly and Parliament are the best places to plead Kashmir cause, but the main political parties incl...
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Vodafone-Idea merger deal
Global telecommunication giant Vodafone Group's decision for merger with its India unit of Aditya Birla Group-controlled Idea Cellular is a typical case of two companies recognising truth in the dictum that 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts'. Joining of hands by both the companies appears to be guided by their need to reap rich harvest of the revenues in the emerging market of the country, which is trying to pursue its objective of...
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The Yogi and the believers
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
After Narendra Modi's effortless leap from Gujarat to Delhi in 2014, one thought that nothing would surprise us pseudo-seculars anymore. But how woefully wrong we were! And how little do we know our own country! Despite the overwhelming victory of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, no one in their wildest dreams ever imagined that it would pick its most rabid face to head the government in the country's largest state. Liberal sections of Indian medi...
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Yogi Adityanath as CM: Doomsday for Uttar Pradesh
By Humra Quraishi
Doomsday for the state of Uttar Pradesh with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister. Well, that was my first spontaneous reaction as soon as that news had trickled in. And this reaction is getting compounded as disasters are getting unfolded. Within the very first two days of his appointment hundreds are sitting jobless as slaughter houses and meat-shops have been shut or sealed in several towns of Uttar Pradesh - Allahabad, Lakhim...
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Indian farmers at the receiving end
Dear Editor, After the adopting of the doctrine of “Globalisation” & “Economic Reforms” in early nineties by the govt. of India at the behest of the World Trade organization (WTO) floated by US and other developed countries of world, the common masses in urban and rural areas of developing and under developed countries have been put to multiple types of miseries and hardships by way of retrenchment of employees and workers of public sector enma...
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Modi's advice to UP BJP MPs: Don’t ask for transfer of police officials
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday advised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Uttar Pradesh not to put unnecessary pressure on the police department. PM Modi, while speaking to the BJP parliamentarians from Uttar Pradesh - one of India's most electorally crucial states - asked them not to unnecessarily transfer the police officers. BJP president Amit Shah also attended the meeting. "Prime Minister sug...
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16 Indian fishermen arrested by Lankan navy
COLOMBO, Mar 23 (Agencies): Sixteen Indian fishermen have been arrested separately by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's territorial waters. Eight Indian fishermen were arrested along with a steel hull fishing trawler for poaching in the northwest of Analathivu Island, Sri Lankan Navy said. Having brought the fishermen and items to the naval base SLNS Elara, they will be handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Director for fur...
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HSS Ramban wins Kabaddi, Volleyball tourney
RAMBAN, Mar 23: As a Part of Civic Action Programme, Kabaddi and Volleyball tournament organized by IRP 9th Battalion at Government Hr Secondary School Ramban concluded today. The tournament was organised under the supervision of Commandant IRP 9th Battalion, Abrar Ahmed Choudhary and assisted by Dy, Commandant, Amit Bhasin was the chief guest on the concluding day. The Tournament was organized by 9th Battalion Indian reserve police (IRP)...
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Drabu to head Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers
NEW DELHI, Mar 23: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu has been appointed Chairman of the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of the North Zone. According to a communiqué issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Dr Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir. A professional economist with a doctorate in Economics, Dr Drab...
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