Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Curfew like restrictions, strike hit life for 2nd day in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, May 29: Curfew like restrictions continued in many parts of Valley, while normal life continued to remain paralysed for the second consecutive day today in Kashmir in response to a call given by separatist leadership against the killing of two militants and a civilian in Tral recently. Restrictions continued in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations in Srinagar city. They are of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta,...
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Oppn slams Army chief's comment on protesters
NEW DELHI, May 29 (Agencies): Army chief Bipin Rawat's remarks defending the use of human shield in Kashmir evoked on Monday strong reaction from opposition parties but a CPI-M MP drew flak for doubting the "capability" of the General. Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu defended Rawat and said he "totally agreed" with his statements and that the army should take any possible action as is the demand of the situation. The opposition...
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Mehbooba chairs 2nd meeting of TAB
CM asks tourism stakeholders to join heads, help in clearing negative perceptions
SRINAGAR, May 29: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today appealed all stakeholders of tourism industry in the State to join their heads and help in clearing the negative perception about Jammu and Kashmir in some sections of the National media to re invigorating the industry back. Chairing the 2nd meeting of Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) here today, the chief minister said the need of the hour is that the tourists wishing to visit the State be to...
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Amid LoC tension, restrictions; peace bus leaves for PAK
SRINAGAR, May 29: Despite tense situation on the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, where 10 militants and three soldiers were killed during the past 10 days, the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of PAK left here this morning to cross over to the other side of LoC. The peace bus left for Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of LoC in Uri sector from Srinagar, where curfew restriction...
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Totally agree with Army chief: Naidu
NEW DELHI, May 29 (Agencies): Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today voiced “total agreement” with Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat’s statement that the “dirty war” in Jammu and Kashmir has to be fought through innovative ways. “Totally agree with Indian Army chief’s statement that the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation,” the information and broadcasting minister said in a tweet. In an interview, Gen. Rawat has said that the Army is...
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CM to planners, executors
Make design of deptts compatible with their functioning: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, May 29: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon the project executors and policy planners to factor in the emerging requirements of government organizations while designing and constructing office spaces for them. Chairing a meeting to review the accommodation status of government departments here today, the chief minister said the functions and duties of government offices being diverse and changing, care should be taken to ...
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Rawat’s statement comes under sharp criticism by separatist camp
SRINAGAR, May 29: The latest statement of army chief General Bipin Rawat has come under severe criticism from separatist camp in Kashmir. In a statement, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) said the statements coming out of New Delhi show that the government of India has decided to openly admit that it has handed over Kashmir and the people of Kashmir to its army, granting them absolute authority and no accountability, to deal...
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Indian Army chief shows criminal leadership: HRW
SRINAGAR, May 29 (Agencies): Reacting to the statement of Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat on the issue of “human shield”, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Keneth Roth on Monday tweeted saying Indian army chief shows ‘criminal leadership.” “Indian army chief shows criminal leadership, backing as "innovative" troops' use of Kashmir man as a human shield,” Human Rights Watch Executive Director Keneth Roth tweeted. On Sunday the Indian army ch...
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Mobile internet ban irks people across valley
Students, business community decry ban
SRINAGAR, May 29: As the mobile internet clampdown continues in Kashmir valley, the blockade of the services has pushed the people across Kashmir, particularly students and business community, to a huge inconvenience. While the blockade of the services has resulted in a massive halt for business community in valley, the same has pushed the students and job aspirants to immense trouble. The students preparing for various examinations have decrie...
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Restrictions in ‘sensitive’ areas to continue today
All educational institutes to remain closed
SRINAGAR, May 29: The authorities today said that the restrictions on the movement of people will continue in sensitive areas of Kashmir tomorrow also. All the schools, colleges and universities will also remain closed. Divisional commissioner, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that the restrictions in sensitive areas of Kashmir will remain in force tomorrow as precautionary measures. “The teaching activity at all the schools and colleges will remain sus...
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Pellet guns being modified: DG CRPF
‘Jawans face tough situation every day in Kashmir’
NEW DELHI, May 29: Asserting that his personnel were facing tough situation in Kashmir every day, the Director General of CRPF RR Bhatnagar Monday stated that the pellet guns were being modified, so that they caused no grievous injury. In his first television interview, since taking charge, Bhatnagar spoke about the challenges confronting the force in the Left Wing theatre, in the aftermath of 2 major attacks on CRPF soldiers by Maoists in Sukm...
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J&K boy scales Mt Everest
JAMMU, May 29: Hailing from village Gurabeldaran, Hiranagar, Kathua, Jammu boy Rahul Jangral has created history by scaling Mount Everest (8848 m). He scaled the Mount Everest at 7.45 AM on May 27. Jangral was part of the 4-member ONGC employees team including Loveraj Singh, Yogender Garbiyal, N Jagoi and Rahul himself, who successfully summitted the Mount Everest under the guidance of Padma Shri Loveraj Singh Dharamshaktu, Assistant Commandant...
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Cong ask Rajnath to explain contours of Kashmir’s ‘permanent solution’
NEW DELHI, May 29(Agencies): The Congress has asked the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to explain contours of the ‘permanent solution’ to the Kashmir problem. Addressing reporters here, AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “The Home Minister has been making curious statements. He said that we will come up with a permanent solution for Kashmir. History has been witness to the rather disastrous consequences of this permanent solution. Would t...
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Search operation in Pathankot after abandoned bag found
PATHANKOT, May 29(Agencies): A search operation was launched by the Punjab Police and the Army after an abandoned bag containing Army fatigues was found here, a police official said today. A local resident informed the police about the bag yesterday following which the search operation was conducted in Pathankot city and Mamoon Cantonment here. “We conducted a search operation along with army officials here to look for any suspicious person,” ...
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Cartoon Corner
Mild quake jolts Doda, Kishtwar
JAMMU, May 29: A mild intensity earthquake hit Bhaderwah in Doda and parts of Kishtwar districts Monday evening. According to seismic centre set up at Bhaderwah campus of Jammu University, the tremor has been recorded at 4.7 on Richter Scale and it reportedly took place at 7.23 PM when majority Muslim residents were preparing to break the fast being observed by them during the holy month of Ramzan. Many people came out of their houses in pan...
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Situation peaceful: Police
SRINAGAR, May 29: Police today said situation remained peaceful and under control throughout Kashmir valley. A police spokesman said a stray stone pelting incident was reported from Tahab in Pulwama but no injury was reported. “A group of miscreants pelted stones on 182 CRPF Camp at Tahab. Police and security forces used maximum restraint and chased them away. However, restrictions under section 144 CrPC remained imposed in some vulnerable a...
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Agent provocateurs
Army Chief Bipin Rawat's remarks in defence of Captain Gogoi recently awarded for using a civilian as a human shield to protect his men from stone pelting are shocking and horrifying. In an interview to a news agency, he said that it would have been easier for the armed forces if the protesters were firing weapons instead of throwing stones. "In fact, I wish these people, instead of throwing stones at us, were firing weapons at us. Then I would ...
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Hindu Rashtra: Is it Good for Hindus?
By Ram Puniyani
Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism, Hindutva is politics in the name of Hinduism with Brahmanism as the core of the same. In a nutshell, Hindutva is politics based on the Brahmanical values of caste and gender hierarchy. The concept of Hindutva-Hindu nation is a modern one, which developed as a parallel to Islamic nationalism, and in opposition to the concept of Indian ...
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Why China's great leap into Kashmir is an own-goal
By Pranesh Prasad
The Indian government's decision to boycott the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has resulted in much debate, with most commentators either castigating or praising the official position. The government's decision is based on two key concerns- 1. On grounds of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, particularly because BRI's flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes through the illegally occupied Gilgi...
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As Taj Mahal stands for beauty, PM Modi stands for duty
Dear Editor, The manner in which the BJP has established its presence demonstrates how much popular faith it has won in the past 3 years of its tenure at the centre. An ordinary tea boy, once selling tea on platforms has become the dynamic & successful PM of this country. It shows there is no short cut to achieve success,” diamond shines more when it is rubbed". Modi is the first PM who has popularity all over world for his excellent and dyna...
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No cricketing ties till Pak ends cross-border terrorism: India
NEW DELHI, May 29(Agencies): Sports Minister Vijay Goel today made it clear that the government will not allow any bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan till the time “cross-border terrorism” does not stop. The minister’s firm statement comes on a day the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board are meeting in Dubai to discuss their bilateral ties, which have remained suspended since 2012 due to diplomatic tensions after terror attacks in Ind...
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NASA's first ever mission to 'touch the Sun'
US space agency to make big announcement this week NEW DELHI, May 29 (Agencies): The US space agency, NASA, is expected to make a big announcement about its plan to launch a new spacecraft that will fly directly into our Sun's atmosphere this week. NASA will reveal details about its new mission at an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The Solar Probe Plus, which the ag...
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J&K Police Wrestler Nisar Lifts 6th Sarna (Katra) Dangal Title
JAMMU, May 29: Wrestler Nisar Ahmed of J&K Police of Doda lifts the “6th Annual Sarna Dangal title 2017” outplaying Wrestler Mohd Sadiq of Domana Akhara Jammu in the first malli bout that lasted for 15 minutes held at village Sarna (Katra) in Reasi. Dangal was organized by Sarna Dangal Committee in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association Shiv Kumar Sharma and Som Raj (President Sarna Dangal Committee). SP Katra Sumir Kotwal w...
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3 Kashmiri separatists appear before NIA officials in terror funding case
NEW DELHI, May 29(Agencies): Three Kashmiri separatists on Monday appeared before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials in terror funding case said reports. The NIA had summoned two Kashmiri separatist leaders — Ghazi Javed Baba and Farooq Ahmed Dar aka Bitta Karate for questioning in connection with alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups, officials had said yesterday. According to the agency officials, the separatist...
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