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4 children among 8 killed as cloudburst strikes Thathri
12-year old boy, 9 others rescued from beneath debris in Doda
DODA/BHADERWAH July 20: Eight people, including four children and four women, were killed and ten persons, including a 12-year-old boy, were rescued from under the debris while several other residents went missing as flash floods triggered by cloudburst wreaked havoc in parts of Eastern Doda and Kishtwar districts, early Thursday. Half a dozen residential houses, shops, a school and several vehicles were damaged as the deadly cloudburst brought ...
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Clashes rock Zainapora after army vehicle crushes 8-yr-old girl to death
15 cops among 35 injured during clashes, cops file FIR against accused army driver
ANANTNAG, July 20: Massive protests and clashes erupted in Zainapora area of Shopian after an army vehicle crushed to death an eight year old girl in nearby Aglar village. At least thirty people including ten policemen were during the clashes. Following the violent protests police registered a case against the army driver. Local sources said that an eight year old girl Zeeshana Akhtar was hit by an army casper which was returning from the cordo...
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Heavy vehicular traffic allowed on Mughal Road
Srinagar-Leh highway reopens
SRINAGAR, July 20: One-way heavy vehicular traffic has been allowed on historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, after remaining suspended for about eight months. However, one-way light vehicular traffic was allowed on the Mughal road on April 23 after remaining closed for winter months due to accumulation of heavy snow. The road was made operational for two-way traffic for light vehicles fr...
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Partial response to transport strike
SRINAGAR, July 20: Transporters call for strike against government’s proposed plans to shift Batamaloo bus terminal to Parimpora evoked partial response today. Pertinent to mention here that valley based transporters had called for ‘chakka jam’ today against governments proposed plan to shift bus terminal at Batamaloo to Parimpora area on the city outskirts. Bus owners left buses of Western Bus Service at the Batamaloo General Bus Stand as a m...
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2 injured as dormant shell blasts in Pulwama encounter site
Kakapora shuts against 'army excesses'
PULWAMA, July 20: Two persons were injured on Thursday after an unexploded shell went off near the site of an encounter which had raged between security forces and militants in Bhamnoo village of southern Pulwama district earlier this month. The incident occurred in the afternoon when the people were clearing the debris of one of the houses. Locals told Kashmir Times over phone that as the boys were busy removing the rubble from near the encou...
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Restrictions in Srinagar parts today
SRINAGAR, July 20: The authorities have decided to impose restrictions in the areas falling under the eight police stations of Srinagar city tomorrow as a precautionary measure. The separatists have called for shutdown and a march to UN military observers office at Sonawar tomorrow against killings and other atrocities by security forces in Kashmir. Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest today. Other ...
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Shopian accident
Army vehicle seized, driver detained: Police
SRINAGAR, July 20: Police today said it has taken cognizance of the road accident in which a minor girl died in Shopian today morning. Giving details, a police spokesman said today morning a road accident took place at Village Agglar Zainpora in which a minor girl Arooba Farooq daughter of Farooq Ahmad Zargar was seriously injured after got hit by an Army vehicle. The girl was taken to Zainpora Hospital in the same vehicle but she was declared ...
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Doklam stand-off
India alert for its security; all countries with us: Sushma
‘China unilaterally trying to change status quo’
NEW DELHI, Jul 20(Agencies): Amidst ongoing border standoff at tri-juction near Doklam, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj today said, “All countries, including Bhutan, support India” on the issue. India on Thursday accused China of unilaterally trying to change the status quo on the border with Bhutan and said this is what has sparked off the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tol...
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Kovind to be the next prez with 65 pc votes
Cross-voting in 7 states big worry for opposition
NEW DELHI, Jul 20(Agencies): The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind defeated Opposition candidate Meira Kumar to be elected as the 14th President of India. Ram Nath Kovind received over 7 lakh votes indicating about 65 per cent of the votes cast while Meira Kumar lagged far behind with just 3.6 lakh votes. While the NDA candidate got the votes of 522 MPs, opposition’s face Kumar was able to get only 225 MPs to vote for...
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Won’t talk until India withdraws troops: China
Doval to visit Beijing this month: MEA
BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Jul 20(Agencies): China on Thursday reiterated that it won't talk to India until New Delhi withdraws troops from Doklam where both armies have been locked in a stand-off for more than a month. In the meanwhile, in New Delhi, the Ministry for External Affairs (MEA) stated that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval would travel to Beijing later this month to attend a BRICS Diplomatic channels trying to find resolution to t...
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Some unseen, mysterious forces desperate to create chaos in state: Geelani
‘Rejects idea of calling UN resolution as un-Islamic’
SRINAGAR, July 20: Syed Ali Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) today said some unseen and mysterious forces are desperate to create chaos in state. He alleged that these forces are maligning the ongoing movement and have started a feverish campaign against pro-found leadership and ideology of Pakistan. “Our movement is an indigenous in nature and has nothing to do with those organization with global agenda,” said Geelani and added ...
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Over 2.23 lakh pay obeisance so far
Yatra progressing smoothly
SRINAGAR, July 20: Pilgrimage was progressing smoothly as fresh batches of pilgrims today left Nunwan Pahalgam and Batal base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 2.23 lakh yatris have paid obeisance since the commencement of the 40-day-long pilgrimage from June 29. A fresh batch of pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Bagwati Nagar, Jammu base camp for base camps in Kashmir early this morn...
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Firing on school children does not behove any army; India tells Pak DGMO
NEW DELHI, Jul 20 (Agencies): Lieutenant General A K Bhatt, the Director General of Military Operations in Indian Army, on Thursday strongly took up the issue of Pakistani troops “deliberately targeting” civilians and firing at school children along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with the Pakistani DGMO. According to Army Spokesperson Col. Aman Anand, Bhatt in a telephonic conversation asked his Pakistani counterpart Major General Sah...
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Lull prevails on Poonch, Rajouri border
JAMMU, July 20: After three days of continuous firing and shelling, a lull prevailed along the Line of Control (LoC) in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch where people heaved a sigh of relief, today. Three days of firing and shelling left three jawans including Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and six-year-old girl dead and a dozen other injured. Several schools and residential houses came under Pakistani attack in last three consecut...
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1877 leave for Amarnath cave from Jammu
JAMMU, July 20: The 21st batch of 1,877 pilgrims today left Jammu for the Amarnath cave shrine of Lord Shiva in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security. As many as 2,22,619 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine in till last evening. With today's batch, a total of 62,160 pilgrims and sages have left Jammu for the pilgrimage in 21 batches since the yatra began from here on June 28. Escorted by the CRPF and the police, the batch consist...
> NC seeks immediate end to Indo-Pak hostilities; calls for peace
> Azad expresses regret at devastation caused by Doda cloudburst
> Majid Wani grieved over loss of lives due to cloud burst in Thatri
> Farooq, Omar express grief over Thathri cloudburst tragedy
> Bali urges people to treat public utilities as their own assets
KEG seeks PCI reinvestment in its credibility in J&K
SRINAGAR, July 20: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) suggested a visiting sub-committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) to reinvest in its efforts seriously so that its credibility in J&K is restored. One way of salvaging the credibility would be to revisit its 1991 report “Crisis and Credibility” that was a bid to undermine and subvert the institution of media in Kashmir, a statement said. The report was a sort of joint venture between the PCI ...
> Mehbooba congratulates Kovind
> Pay minimum wages to employees, employed under MWA: SHRC to Govt
> Will provide 50 percent discount if you purchase beef from J&K, Rasheed to Parrikar
> KEG seeks PCI reinvestment in its credibility in J&K
> Process to start from August 22 at Sports Stadium Doda
Unjustifiable censorship
Adding to the list of films that are bearing the brunt of intolerance and scant respect for freedom of speech is Bollywood film 'Indu Sarkar'. Unlike most recent other cases where the ruling party BJP with its party workers and patronised hooligans are responsible along with the censor board that acts more like a political poodle rather than an autonomous body, this fresh controversy also exposes the hypocrisy of political groups who have been n...
> India-China stand-off
> PM on cow vigilantism
> Flawed prescription
> Gaps in the Amarnath attack story - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Absence of drug policy
Clash of BJP's modern-medieval agendas
By Amulya Ganguli
The Narendra Modi government appears to be simultaneously moving in two opposite directions. While the Union human resource development minister, Prakash Javadekar, wants to set up world class universities and allow students to work in reputed laboratories abroad before returning home to carry on their research, the Union minister for environment and science and technology, Harsh Vardhan, has said that scientists have been asked to verify the u...
> Beef and Buffalo..! - By Robert Clements
> Courageous Civil Servants - By Kuldip Nayar
> Praying for others - By Robert Clements
> Official Rain Date..! - By Robert Clements
> Absent Presidents - By Gwynne Dyer
Mergers & IBC
By Dhurjati Mukherjee
As is generally agreed, the banks form the bedrock of the financial sector of a country. As such, the recent decision to merge smaller banks with the larger ones such as Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank, to gear up efficiency and profitability is believed to be a step in the right direction. The idea behind this merger is a larger regional bank to take on a pan-Indian footprint. This is one of the important steps the Governme...
> Lynching to power - By Irfan Engineer
> Will States act to curb cow vigilantes or ignore PM's call - By Lalit Sethi
> In conversation with the multi-faceted Gopalkrishan Gandhi - By Humra Quraishi
> Crisis deepens in Bihar, Secular forces in disarray - By Arun Srivastava
> Pandit Prem Nath Bazaz : A misunderstood and revolutionary Kashmiri Pandit - By Paramita Ghosh
GST on sanitary-napkins
Dear Editor, It refers to petition filed at Delhi High Court challenging imposition of 12-percent GST on sanitary-napkins. While at a time, central government is spending and rightly so on doing away with defecation in public, promotion and awareness about sanitary-napkins should also be promoted by central government. At least there is no logic in imposing GST on such an item essential for body-hygiene. Petitioner in the court has pointed out ...
> Pay-Commission report to be applicable for MPs
> Political crisis in Nagaland
> Exchange of vital information
> Fratricide incidents on rise
> Rail Fare subsidy
Nirmal calls on Rajnath, discusses cross border shelling
NEW DELHI, Jul 20: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Thursday called on the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues like cross border shelling, the steps being taken by the government for sustaining peace and the successful conduct of Amarnath yatra, refugee's issues and matters of internal security. He also asked for undertaking a special recruitment drive in central security forces for hilly and birder areas of the s...
> India seeking peaceful resolution of boundary issues with China, including Doklam standoff: MEA
> Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan: Jaitley
> Draft bill to replace GST ordinances for J&K cleared
> J&K reiterates demand for exclusive women battalion
> Opposition decides to corner govt in Parliament over China, GST among others
Pak summons Indian envoy for 2nd day over border tensions
ISLAMABAD, Jul 20(Agencies): Pakistan summoned on Thursday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner for a second consecutive day and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of two civilians. The Director General of South Asia at the Foreign Ministry, who summoned the Indian diplomat, condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian Army in Nikial and Nezapir sectors along the Line ...
> `2 civilians died, 6 injured in Indian firing on LoC’
> Kashmir core dispute between India, Pak: Sartaj Aziz
> No substantial Pak action against LeT, JeM, others: US
> Chinese media rejects report from Pak that said '158 Indian soldiers were killed'
> Don't use Dokalam stand-off to achieve political targets,China warns India
Youth Cricket Club Bhaderwah register win in 13th Gufran C'ship
JAMMU, July 20: Youth Cricket Club Bhaderwah registered resounding victory against Usman Cricket Club Bhaderwah by 06 wickets and advanced into the next stage of the ongoing All India 13th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2017, being played at Sports Stadium Doda. The tournament is being organized by Young Star Cricket Club Doda and sponsored by Rashtriya Rifles Unit Doda. Earlier Batting first, UCC Bhaderwah made 126 runs for the los...
> Father is proud to be having triplets playing together and creating the history
> Goenkans qualify for belt grading test
> Yasir Shirazi Memorial Volleyball tourney from July 24
> JKCA ‘wash your hands of’ Ansari, Mehboob, Rouf
> Ahmedabad drive in cricket club Gujarat register emphatic win
Under GST no tax is levied on any pilgrimage: Govt
SRINAGAR, Jul 20: The government Thursday said that no pilgrimage has been taxed under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) but the tax will be levied on airfares. A senior official in the government’s finance department said that under the GST 5 % tax is being levied on airfares. “This is not tax on Hajj, Umrah or any other pilgrimage, but it is a general tax on airfare as per the GST,” the official told. “All airfares will be taxed by 5 % e...
> Govt serious in recovery of JK Banks loans, NPA
> Summer Carnival concludes at Wave Mall
> RSS annual conclave in Jammu from Jul 18
> Modi to review FDI policy
> PM Modi-led NDA third most trusted govt in world with support of 73% Indians
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