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Centre failed to engage with Kashmir sentiment: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said successive central governments had failed to engage with the sentiment in Kashmir in a sustainable and reconciliatory manner. Talking to various public delegations that called on him here, Dr Abdullah said there never was and never would be an alternative to a broad-based, nuanced and sustained political engagement with stakeholders in Kashmir and that it was the mora...
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Tral shuts over killing of Hizb militant
ANANTNAG, Nov 21: A complete shutdown in Tral township of southern Pulwama district today in Tral over the killing of a local militant in an encounter yesterday. A local Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Adil Rashid Chopan of Luraw Tral was killed in a brief gunfight with forces in Seer village on Monday. Tral township and its peripheries observed a complete shutdown today with all the shops, other business establishments, private offices and educati...
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One way traffic on Srinagar-Leh highway
Mughal Road reopens for traffic after 3 days
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: The Mughal Road was reopened for vehicular traffic this morning after three days closure due to snowfall as weather conditions improved in Jammu region, officials said. "The Mughal Road was reopened for vehicular traffic this morning with a fleet of passenger vehicles leaving Poonch in Jammu region for south Kashmir Shopian district," deputy superintendent of police, traffic, Sheikh Mohammad Aslam said. He said a number of P...
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Protest at Parimpora after ‘custodial killing’ rumour
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: Protests erupted at Parimpora area on the city outskirts after a rumour about custodial death of a youth who was arrested by the police during shootout at Zakura last week started making rounds on all social networking sites including “Facebook and WhatsApp” on Tuesday. Hundreds of youth amid pro freedom and anti India slogans took to the main road and staged demonstrations to protest. The protesting youth according to witne...
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Remarks on PAK
Delhi HC refuses to pass any order against Farooq
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Nov 21: The Delhi High Court today refused to pass any order on a PIL seeking action against National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah over his alleged remarks on Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK). A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the petitioner to approach the ministry concerned, which will decide the issue on merits. The court was hearing a plea filed by Delhi-based Maulana Ans...
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Rs 21 lakh bounty announced for Farooq’s tongue
NEW DELHI, Nov 21: Anti-Terrorist Front India national president and Shri Hindu Takht Rashtriya Pracharak Viresh Shandilya today said he offered Rs 21 lakh prize for cutting tongue of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. Shandilya said Farooq Abdullah has been speaking against the RSS and supporting Pakistan in his statement. “Farooq Abdullah is a big traitor for India and central government should withdraw Z+ security fro...
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`Idiot’, retorts Omar
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday called Anti-Terrorist Front India (ATFI) chief Viresh Shandilya "an idiot" after he offered Rs 21 lakh to anyone who cuts off National Conference president Farooq Abdullah's tongue for his alleged pro-Pakistan remarks. “Guy doesn’t have two nickels to rub together & he’s offering 21 Lakhs. Idiot!,” tweeted Omar, who is son of Dr Farooq Abdullah. Shandilya had demanded the arres...
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3 militants, jawan killed in Kupwara
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: Three militants and a security man were killed in two different encounters in Kupwara district today, police said. In a tweet, director general of police SP Vaid said that three militants of LeT were killed in Magam area of Handwara today. “Excellent work,” he said. Reports said that the gunfight started when security forces launched search operation in Khar Mohalla this morning. As the forces approached the suspected spot, ...
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‘Kashmir bracing for another wet spell’
Temperatures plunge below freezing point at many places, city records lowest
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: While the state meteorological department has predicted another wet spell in Kashmir in a couple of days, the minimum temperature plunged several degrees below freezing point in many places in Kashmir and Ladakh division on Monday. According to the officials at Met department Srinagar recorded a low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius on Monday night. The Met department revealed that it was the lowest night temperature witnessed i...
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Clashes between students, securitymen at Ajas
SRINAGAR, Nov 21: Police and security forces today fired smoke shells at Ajas in Bandipora as they came under stone pelting from students. Reports said the incident occurred immediately after the 10th class students finished their examination. Officials said after finishing their examination, the students allegedly pelted stones on security men, deployed there. The security personnel lobbed smoke shells and resorted to lathi charge. Vehicular ...
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Centre asks J&K govt to withdraw cases of first time offenders
NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Taking the suggestion of the Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma forward, over 4,500 cases against youths involved in stone pelting for the first time will be dropped in a bid to win hearts in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. Sharma, who visited the Valley earlier this month, was flooded with requests from various individuals and groups for withdrawing cases against youths who were booked by the pol...
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Rajnath dismisses reports of IS presence in Kashmir
VARANASI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Dismissing reports of the Islamic State gaining a foothold in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that Indian Muslims would never allow outfits such as IS to have a base in the country. Singh also said he has complete faith in the Indian youth that they would not let IS misled them. "Any Indian Muslim who believes in Islam would not allow any opportunity to the Islamic State to have a base in the ...
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GOC 16 Corps calls on Governor
JAMMU, Nov 21: Lt. Gen Saranjit Singh, GOC 16 Corps, called on Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today and briefed him about the obtaining security situation in his entire area of responsibility, particularly along the Line of Control. Governor discussed with the GoC certain issues relating to effective internal security management in the hinterland and further strengthening of the counter-infiltration grid....
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Govt orders reshuffle in administration
JAMMU, Nov 21: The state government today ordered transfers in the administration. Peer Zahid Ahmad, Jr. Scale KAS officer of 2011 batch, presently awaiting orders of posting in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Under Secretary to the Government, School Education Department vice Nisar Ahmad. Nissar Ahrnad, Under Secretary to the Government, School Education Department has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary t...
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Cartoon Corner
J&K records 2nd highest growth rate in India during 2015-16
JAMMU, Nov 20: Jammu and Kashmir ranked 2nd in the latest India Today annual ‘State of the States’ ranking at an impressive growth rate of 14.7 percent in 2015-16. The state has also been positioned itself at 11th in the overall ranking of large states. J&K has achieved 2nd ranking in other two key areas including Education and Environment. Launched in 2003, this annual exercise by India Today is based on objective data sourced from governmen...
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ED files charge-sheet against Al-Badr Mujahideen operatives
SRINAGAR, Nov 15 (Agencies): The ED today filed a charge sheet against two suspected operatives of militant outfit Al Badr Mujahideen in connection with its money laundering probe against them. The central probe agency said it filed the charge sheet, called prosecution compliant in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) parlance, against Khurshid Ahmad Bhat and Inayatullah Shah before a special court here. The case dates back to 2009 when Kashmir po...
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Echoes of hooliganism, absurdity
The row over Bollywood film Padmawati exposes three things. One is the increasing power and base of the fringe lunatics patronised by those in power. Second is the legitimization of threats and misogyny. And, third is the hypocrisy of a party that is tirelessly pursuing the agenda of re-writing history text books but chooses to use the bogey of historical distortions for what may well be an electoral game ploy. The film in question is a period f...
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The many Padmavatis
By Divya Cherian
There is no historical evidence that there was such a figure in Chittor when it was besieged, or that desire for a woman played any role in Khilji's interest in conquering the fortress. Padmavati/Padmini, then, is a literary artefact, as is the entire story of love and sacrifice at whose heart she is placed. Any depiction of Padmavati thus cannot be a distortion of history since, in our current state of knowledge, she never existed. As the r...
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Zimbabwe: Good luck, grace
By Gwynne Dyer
"Someone, anyone, with close links, please make sure Uncle Bob reads the correct speech ... Old man reads the 2013 inauguration speech and we're in kak for another 5 years," tweeted Mubaiwa Bandambira just before Zimbabwe's beleaguered president, Robert Mugabe, went on television with what was supposed to be his resignation speech. After all, Mugabe is 93 years old, and he has read the wrong speech before. He did it again, but it was not a mist...
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Central govt. mislead HC
Dear Editor, It refers to media-reports that Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) informing Delhi High Court that ownership of 7 Jantar-Mantar Road (New Delhi) as on 30.04. 1977 was in name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Smarak Trust. But file-notings dated 15.05.2001 provided subsequent to CIC-verdict dated 30.04.2015 in appeal-number CIC/KY/A/2015/000810-YA in response to an earlier RTI application had clearly mentioned that “the fact that...
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I'm a political victim, but never misused my position: Vadra on Mallya
New Delhi, Nov 21 (Agencies): Congress chief Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Tuesday cried foul after liquor baron Vijay Mallya drew parallels citing both of them were victims of political vendetta. In his defence before a UK court against India`s request to extradite him in a money laundering case, the businessman had said that he was a political victim like Vadra and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. Vadra, however, ...
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India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice after Britain bows to UN majority
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (Agencies): Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. "I am grateful to all the nations who have supported me," Bhandari told IANS in the Assembly chamber after the election. "It was a big election as you know." The withd...
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Football tourney to begin soon: Dir Sports
JAMMU, Nov 19: "Let's Play Football Tournament which is being organized by the Department Of Youth Services and Sports J&K under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (GOI) with the co-branding of Khelo India will begin very soon since the registration process for the same has concluded recently". This was stated by Director Youth Services and Sports Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad. While providing details about the tournament Fayaz said that th...
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Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly
MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Serving as a huge example for Make in India, commercial pilot Amol Yadav who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence, has been granted registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Captain Amol Yadav met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday who formally handed him the DGCA certificate. Yadav thanked the CM for his support and intervention in helping him get past the hurdles. Wh...
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