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Cong, NC express `solidarity’, stage walkout
DyCM’s cavalcade breached my security: Kavinder
`Settle issue of protocol for Speaker, DyCM’
JAMMU, Jan 17: Simmering differences within the ‘party with a difference’ were out in open on floor of the House as Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta Wednesday, to the discomfiture of coalition, stated that his security was breached by the cavalcade of Deputy Chief Minister. In the same breath, Kavinder also asked the Minister for Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs A R Veeri to define and settle `issue of protocol’ for the Speaker and ...
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Occupation of Custodian, Auqaf land
J&K govt deptts biggest defaulters: Veeri
Outlines roadmap for strengthening revenue management in J&K
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for Revenue, Hajj & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri Tuesday stated that the government departments occupying custodian and Auqaf land were the biggest defaulters. He announced that a committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to look into arrears of outstanding dues against various government and other organizations. He was replying to the discussion on demand for grants of Rev...
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J&K’s economic recovery has begun, revival to follow: Drabu
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the wide-ranging fiscal and welfare measures announced in the state budget were aimed at setting J&K’s sluggish economy on the path of revival and recovery. “It took this government three years to restore the rotten fiscal system, put in place a sustainable Public Expenditure Policy and set the state’s economy on the path of steady recovery and revival,” Drabu said while winding up...
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Dy SP among over 12 cops injured in clash in Rajouri
JAMMU, Jan 17: More than 12 policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police, were injured when a mob attacked them with stones and torched a place of worship and few vehicles over the last rites of a Hindu woman married to a Christian man in Rajouri. Seema Kumari got married to Rinku Kumar, who later embraced Christianity. They belonged to Sayal village in Nowshera town. Kumar worked as a labourer in Jalandhar, Punjab. Kumari died on Su...
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Overnight clouds improve minimum temperature
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Overnight cloud cover in the Valley today improved minimum temperatures even as Kargil town of Ladakh region remained the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 19 degree Celsius. "Cloud cover during the night resulted in improvement of minimum temperatures in the Valley today even though these continued to remain below the freezing point. "In Srinagar city, the minimum temperature was minus 3.6 while it was minus 3.8 in Pahal...
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Cash looted from ATM
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Unidentified persons presumably burglars struck State Bank of India (SBI) ATM and looted Rs 15,000 from the machine at Bemina area of city during the night intervening Tuesday and Wednesday. Official sources informed that burglars looted State Bank of India ATM at Bemina and decamped with the money. Burglars taking advantage of darkness and finding watchman guarding ATM absent struck the machine and decamped with cash. A sen...
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Kupwara-Tanghdar road closed after snowfall
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Authorities have closed Kupwar-Tanghdar road in north Kashmir today after fresh snowfall near Sadhna Top. Over nine passengers had died near Sadhna Top when a vehicle was swept away by a snow avalanche recently. Reports said that Sadhan top and its adjacent areas witnessed snowfall last night while today intermittent snowfall was reported in the area. Tehsildar Karnah confirmed that Kupwara-Karnah road has been closed for tr...
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FIR lodged against news channel
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Police today registered a case against a news channel that telecast pictures of youth and passed them off as militants. Giving details, a police spokesman said the news channel showed "two innocent youth namely Farhan Shafi, a class 12th student, son of Mohammad Shafi resident of Wanigund Qaimoh and Farhat Rashid, a diploma holder, son of Abdul Rashid Wani resident of Redwani Payeen as militants in place of killed militant Far...
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Expert Gp to study development deficit: FM
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu today announced constitution of an expert group to study the reasons for development deficit in the state’s hard areas and suggest measures for boosting infrastructure development in such neglected areas. “The government would also make development deficit in remote areas of the state, a part of the terms of reference of the proposed State Finance Commission so that a holistic view is taken on...
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‘Over 77% population in J&K obtained Aadhar’
JAMMU, Jan 17: The state government on Wednesday stated that 77.61 percent of 1.25 Cr population vis-à-vis 2011 census got their Aadhar cards generated and the remaining 22.39 percent population would be covered in months to come. In a written reply to NC MLA Devender Singh Raana, Minister Incharge Information Technology said that 97, 33,016 of people out of 1.25 crore have obtained their Aadhar cars with 329 enrolment centres operational in th...
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Kashmiris getting tired of militancy: Army chief
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): The people in Kashmir have realised that it is very difficult to secede from India and they are also getting tired of militancy, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said today. He laid emphasis on the campaign to bring back the radicalised youth into the mainstream. This will put an end to the menace of militancy in the state, Gen. Rawat said. "They have seen it for too long and they have realised (that) it hasn't given them w...
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B’deshi nabbed in Akhnoor
JAMMU, Jan 17: The civilians on Wednesday caught a Bangladeshi national and handed over to the police in Akhnoor area here on outskirts. “Some locals noticed a suspicious movement of a man in the Akhnoor town and they enquired about his credentials,” police sources here said. They said that he was identified as Mohammad Moazzem, 42, and he was seen moving at village Jajyal, Garkhal of sector Akhnoor. “Civilians handed him over to the army from...
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Landmines explode in Mendhar
MENDHAR, Jan 17: Many landmines exploded along the Line of Control after devastating fire broke out in tehsil Mendhar of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “The fire reportedly started from other side of border, which spread wildly close to the fence and shifted on this side of the border in Mendhar sector,” official sources here said. They said that the fire covered a larger area along the LoC in Mendhar sector, which put army personnel gu...
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Details regarding Kawa’s arrest being collected: Govt
JAMMU, Jan 17: The state government today informed the House that the details regarding arrest of Bilal Ahmad Kawa were being collected. Responding to a point raised by MLA Khanyar Ali Mohammed Sagar in the House, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone (Hanjura) informed the House that Bilal Ahmad Kawa sonof late Ali Mohammed Kawa, resident of Qutubuddin Pora, Police Station M R Gunj, Ali Kadal, Jamalatta, Srinagar was arrested by Gujarat A...
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Sub Judge booked for ‘rape’
JAMMU, Jan 17: J&K Police has booked a serving sub-judge on charges of rape after a woman filed a complaint accusing him of eliciting her consent for sex through deceit. Rajesh Abrol was charged under Section 376 of the Ranbir Penal Code. He is posted as leave reserve with the state High Court. In the complaint, the woman said she was engaged in litigation against a man when, in 2015, she came across a woman who introduced herself as the sist...
> Police recovers huge quantity of illegal timber, 2 held in Kishtwar
> Pak shells Poonch villages, army posts
> JKRCEA launches merit cum mean Financial Assistance Scheme
> Speaker inaugurates ‘Zaika-A-Kashmir’
> Transgenders to get all BPL benefits
Shops, private school gutted in Khurhama fire
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Over a dozen shops and a private school building were gutted in a fire incident at Khurhama in Kupwara last night. Reports said that the fire broke out at around 11.45 PM from a shop. It immediately engulfed the neighbouring shops and a school building. The local people started the fire fighting operation. They were joined by fire services personnel. The fire was brought under control after several hours. But before that ove...
> Avalanche warning for several areas
> Pro-Rasheed protest by supporters
> SC dismisses J&K’s review petition on SRO-75
> Drug peddler arrested in Awantipora
> 2 teachers suspended over dismal results in Dardpora
Orange of passport is red herring
The choice of colour orange may not be the only reason to see red in the decision by Government of India to have a change in the design of the passport. This may not be a part of a saffronisation project but essentially it has implications that have probably not been thought over. Last week, India's Foreign Ministry issued new rules saying that citizens who require emigration checks will now carry orange passports, while those who don't will car...
> Army chief's glib talk
> Crisis in judiciary
> Air India’s privatisation
> Inspiring and not-so inspiring stories amidst the climate of insecurity - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Sops in J&K budget
War in 2018?
By Ali Ahmed
By now it is de rigueur that there would be a war of words with Pakistan on a few landmark days each year. The usual tit-for-tat responses begin with army day since that is the first one on the calendar. It is followed by the acrimony on the commemorative day of the other two services and the by now annual India-Pakistan spat in the General Assembly. The last year saw the army chief owning up to the Cold Start doctrine at his first press confe...
> We Need Reforms but..! - By Robert Clements
> A Judiciary Made to Measure - By Teesta Setalvad
> National anthem by force - By Kuldip Nayar
> No Room..! - By Robert Clements
> Governance in India needs immediate overhauling - By Gyan Pathak
With docket in his pocket, Chief Justice is winning
By Sushil Kutty
When you take on the chief, empirical data shows the chief wins, always. And Tuesday morning A-G K K Venugopal made a U-turn and confessed that despite the morning tea, "differences" remain and the SC dispute has not been "laid to rest" as the Bar Council of India would like everybody to believe. Fact is, there is no saying if the Friday insurrection was just a storm in a tea cup or the kettle calling the pot black. Anyway, every grown man who h...
> A Hiroshima Native's View of Nuclear Weapons - By Seiji Yamada
> Are education and jobs linked to each other? - By Lalith Sethi
> Shithole Countries - By Gwynne Dyer
> Does BJP Intend to Change Indian Constitution? - Dr Ram Puniyani
> BJP's growing fear of Rahul Gandhi - Dr Satish Misra
End of Haj subsidy welcomed by all
Dear Editor, Union government should be complimented for its yet other bold decision to end Haj-subsidy in one go, a step welcomed by all including Muslim-community and even main opposition Congress party. But big question is why Congress could not take the much-desired step in its own regime. Bitter fact remains that except the present ruling party at the Centre and some small political groups, all other major political parties till now used t...
> People's faith in judiciary shaken
> Now SC officers to get rupees 21000 per annum as washing allowance
> Centre’s U-turn over national anthem
> Disinvestment in Air India is misplaced
> Changes in Indian Passports
China prepares to deploy nuclear submarines at Pakistan's Gwadar Port: True face of CPEC?
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): China has already begun work on infrastructure required to station nuclear submarines at the Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan. This vindicates India's long-standing discomfort over the possibility that the true purpose of China's involvement in Gwadar is strategic more than trade. Gwadar Port, which China has financed and built, would give Beijing the direct strategic access and to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) ...
> 'Padmaavat' producers move SC against release ban by some states
> Nirmala Sitharaman becomes first woman Defence Minister to fly in IAF's Sukhoi Su 30
> Modi troubling Muslims, says Lalu on Haj subsidy removal
> India, China bonhomie has returned, but we need to be prepared: Rawat
> Netanyahu, wife visit Taj Mahal, pose for shutterbugs
Chinese media complaint: Comments by Bipin Rawat can shatter 'delicate trust'
BEIJING, Jan 17 (Agencies): Chinese media run by the country's ruling Communist Party returned to the rhetoric act against India on Wednesday. They published editorials warning India of grave consequences to belligerent comments by the Indian Army leadership, including General Bipin Rawat. Predictably, the script of the editorials was pretty much what the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson had said a couple of days ago. Editorials such as th...
> Pak PM backs Hafiz Saeed, ex-US diplomat calls it 'alarming'
> 6 Pakistan security men killed in attacks in Balochistan
> On CPEC projects, now it is Pakistanis who need security clearance, not foreigners
> Pak protests to US over Gen Rawat’s ‘remarks’
> Gen Rawat’s remarks ‘unconstructive’: China
Rs 9.81 cr outdoor stadium coming up in Udhampur: Sports minister
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari informed the House that Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has conveyed the approval for construction of Outdoor Stadium at Udhampur involving a cost of Rs.9.81 crore under Special Package for Development of Sports Infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir on the recommendations of J&K State Sports Council. Replying to a question by Pawan Kumar Gupta, the Minister elabo...
> Jammu West wins Bhai Gurbux Singh State korfball championship
> KV No 1 wins Jr Jammu Distt kabbadi championship
> Srinagar police organizes sports event
> Passing the bowler back to the bowler is a sign of respect, says Pillay's mentor
> Kangan B registers victory in Ganderbal volleyball tourney
Govt working towards making entire system innovation-friendly to create 'new India': Modi
AHMEDABAD, Jan 17 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that his government is making efforts to create systems that are innovation-friendly. Speaking after he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated to the nation a centre for entrepreneurship and technology in Deo Dholera village near Ahmedabad, he said that the motive to establish the iCreate centre was to provide maximum benefit to the Indian youths from ...
> No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government
> CJI continues Constitution Bench without 4 senior rebel judges
> Airtel, Amazon join hands to offer one year of Amazon Prime membership
> Jio hosts Indian Digital Open Summit
> Smugglers milk Rohingya crisis Rs 25k per person to cross border, with family discount
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