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SSB man killed, ASI injured in Banihal mystery firing
BANIHAL, Sep 20: A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Head Constable was killed and an Assistant Sub-Inspector was injured in suspicious firing at a camp of the paramilitary force in Ramban district. Police reports said that about 7.10 PM some gunshots were heard at the North Portal of Quazigund- Banihal 4-lane tunnel, 8 Kilometers away from Banihal town in Nowgam. Army and police from nearby posts rushed to the spot near NAVAUGA Engineering Base Camp...
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2 of family among 4 killed, 5 hurt in Ramban, Doda accidents
BANIHAL, Sep 20: Two brothers including four persons lost their lives in a road mishap when an Alto car in which they were travelling rolled down into 400 feet deep gorge on Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Kela Morh in Ramban. All four persons boarding in the vehicle were traders and they died on spot. Police reports said that on Wednesday at about 2.00 PM a Jammu bound Alto car bearing registration number JK02BJ-4514 met with an accident...
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Mehbooba to police
‘Act as an institution of public faith, adopt community policing’
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Asking the police to be more relaxed and humane in dealing with the situations, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today advised the force to act as an institution of public reassurance rather than a cause of fear among the masses. Chairing a meeting with all the district superintendents of police and range DIGs of Kashmir province here, the chief minister asked them to adopt social and community policing to track down the crime i...
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One time rich orchardists fighting hard for survival
‘Army neither vacates our land nor paying us rent'
ANANTNAG, Sep 20: Twenty seven years ago when the farmers in the district knew nothing other than paddy cultivation, the residents of Donipawa village located at a distance of just one km from district headquarter Anantnag would earn huge profits out of apple growing on their fertile horticulture land. Nearly three decades later when the apple industry has emerged as one of the biggest industries and farmers are turning to this profitable farmi...
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Madhav to meet BJP MLAs, party leaders
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav is visiting the state from tomorrow for two days to review the performance of party ministers, following complaints by BJP workers against its legislators and ministers before the union home minister Rajnath Singh last week. The visit assumes significance also after the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) called a strike on Monday against “non-performance” of BJP ministers an...
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Separatists reject NIA claim on approver
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: The joint separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today rejected the statement of NIA that a Kashmiri youth, detained has turned approver in the alleged militancy funding case. In a statement, they said, “We do not believe these fabricated and concocted stories as it has been a common practice for the last 27 years that our youth are incarcerated and subjected to extreme ph...
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Mehbooba seeks more tech interventions to improve education
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Seeking more technological delivery and inventional interventions from the Centre, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti impressed for adopting a systemic approach to further strengthen the education system in the State. An official spokesman said here this evening that Secretary, ministry of human resource development (HRD), Anil Swarup called on the chief minister here today. Swarup, who is on a visit to the State, briefed the chief...
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Militant arrested in Anantnag: Police
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Police today said a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant was arrested by police in Anantnag district. Adil Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Qadir Bhat, resident of Jablipora Bijbehara was arrested at Wanpoh railway station. He is a C-category militant, the police said. However, Hizbul Mujahideen said that Adil Ahmad of Jablipora has no association with it. Hizb Operational spokesman Burhan-u-Din in a tele-statement to local news agency KNS ...
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Centre extends SII Udaan for J&K till Dec 2018
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of time period of the Scheme "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" (Sll J&K) - Udaan till 31st December, 2018 without any modification and cost escalation. Initially the time period of Udaan was upto 2016-17. Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to the best of...
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Centre’s stand on Rohingyas well considered: Jaitley
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said, the government in an affidavit to the Supreme Court has stated its policy stand on Rohingya issue. Responding to a media query in New Delhi, Jaitley said, “This is a policy issue which has been stated before the apex court. The security, foreign policy, humanitarian grounds and effect on population balance have been taken into consideration while taking a decision over the issue.” T...
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FB suspending accounts of Rohingya activists
WASHINGTON, Sep 20 (Agencies): Facebook is reportedly removing posts and suspending accounts of activists who are documenting the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a report said. The activists said their accounts are frequently being suspended or taken down and hoped that the social media giant would let them speak the truth. Myanmar considers the Rohingyas illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, whereas Bangladesh co...
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Vigilance sleuths raid TSO office in Jammu; seize records
JAMMU, Sep 20: An anti-corruption body today raided the office of a Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) over complaints of large scale fraud and embezzlement in distribution of ration meant for public in Doda district. Official reports said that a surprise check was conducted in the office of the TSO of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department at Thathri. During the raid, records, including issue register, remittance register, receip...
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Anti-tank mine found in Samba
JAMMU, Sep 20: An anti-tank mine was today recovered from a river bed in Samba. “BSF patrolling party this afternoon recovered one old anti tank mine behind border fencing about 20 metre in Basantar River near Mallu Chak BoP,” police here said. They said that the bomb disposal squad of BSF defused the mine on the spot. Recovery of mine created panic among the locals. Police has taken cognizance....
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Compensation for girl with bullet injuries
Nazki castigates govt for ignoring SHRC reports
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: State human rights commission (SHRC) today castigated the state government for being “callous to the sufferings of a young girl who was wounded by a bullet injury resulting in paraplegia.” Flori Jan (14), daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Nepora village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district had received bullet injuries in her neck. The spinal injury resulted in paraplegia made the girl completely dependent on others. Despite ...
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12 SIs transferred
JAMMU, Sep 20: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Dr Sunil Sharma today ordered transfers and postings of twelve Sub Inspectors (SIs) seven Incharge Police Posts. As per order, twelve Sub Inspectors (SIs) has been transferred with immediate effect. SI Mohammad Irfan has been transferred from Police Post Sainik Colony and posted as Incharge Police Post Bathindi, SI Balram Sharma has been transferred from Police Post PP Belicharana and...
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CM grieved over Ramban accident
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of four persons in a road accident at the Kela Morh near Ramban today. The chief minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families....
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Dialogue only way out
As India and Pakistan continue to tear each other apart at the United Nations Human Rights Council session, it is time to be reminded that talks are the only way out of disputes, howsoever intractable and complex. While India called Pakistan a terror state, Pakistan propped up the question of India's state repression in Kashmir. The belligerence and rigidity follows expected lines. Last week, union home minister Rajnath Singh said that it is mea...
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The Short Shelf-life of Post-Truth - I
By Badri Raina
It is extremely rare to hear murmurs of discontent from within the Bharatiya Janata Party. Which of course does not mean that discontent does not ever exist. A brave BJP Member of Parliament has, if you like, broken the hard ice and let out the best known secret of our times: "Modi does not like being asked questions" (The Indian Express, September 2, 2017) India's vibrant media outlets have of course long swallowed this fact, reserving all the...
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Abuses and rudeness instead of puns and humour
By Lalith Sethi
Have the politicians, if not the political class, lost their sense of humour, spirit of fun and puns? Have some of them, or rather several of them, taken to a show of even plain rude and rowdy conduct in public places? Do they now even resort to the use of un-parliamentary expressions at times? They might invite the ire of the chair, but they take the reprimand in the stride. Who are the victims of this drop, steep drop, in what might be called ...
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Dynastic politics still run
Dear Editor, Rahul Gandhi recently said that `Most parties in India have this problem (dynastic politics). So, don't give us the stick...Even Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast. That is how India runs'. True, but dynasty in politics in a democratic set-up is not acceptable. If the kids of a politician want to take their parent's position, they should have to prove their worth for the post concerned. This should be applicable not just in politics b...
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6-member NASA crew to exit qurantined Mars-like habitat on Sunday
NEW DEHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): In January this year, a NASA crew comprising four men and two women were sent into quarantine on a Mars-like habitat on a vast plain below the summit of the giant volcano Mauna Loa – one of Hawaii's five volcanoes and the world's largest. This was an 8-month-long simulation activity, which was done to gain a better understanding and to get a bit of a feel for how astronauts would respond mentally, physically, and mo...
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Will not sit idle till Masood Azhar is brought to justice: India at UN
NEW YORK, Sep 17 (Agencies): Hoping that the UN would soon designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist, India has said that New Delhi will not sit idle till the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader is brought to justice. "If I were to use a term, the matter is what we would call in judicial terms sub-judice. Currently the matter is with a UN committee. We hope that the committee will be able to fulfill its role in designating Masood Azhar who we ha...
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JKP to organise state Jashn-e-Dal and Shikara Race-2017
JAMMU, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme (CAP) is organizing a state Jashn-e-Dal and Shikara Race-2017 at Nehru ark Dal Lake Srinagar.The event, which will start Sep 18 will continue for two days. While announcing the event, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Armed Police, L. Mohanti said that the event has been endeavour of the Jammu and Kashmir Police to maintain good relations with the public and...
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Modi inaugurates world's second-biggest dam 'Sardar Sarovar', dedicates it to nation
NEW DELHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia, Gujarat on the occasion of his 67th birthday on Sunday. The inauguration was attended by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and several other religious and spiritual heads of the state. The foundation stone of the dam was laid on April 5, 1961, by the country's first prime...
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