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Shutdown in Chadoora, clashes in Nowhatta
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Clashes occurred between protestors and police and security forces at Nowhatta here after Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid. Police and security forces burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse protestors, who were pelting stones. Reports said youth took to streets and clashed with forces after weekly congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar. Forces resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the stone-thr...
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Centre should clear its stand on Article 35-A: Sinha
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Former union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha today said the centre should immediately clear it’s stand on Article 35-A of the constitution, which grants special status to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, four state ministers led by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu left for New Delhi today to garner support of the BJP top brass, besides seeking legal support of the central gov...
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Rail services remain suspended in Banihal
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: People continue to suffer as train service remained suspended for the second successive day today on Srinagar-Banihal track via south Kashmir for security reasons while trains chugged in north Kashmir as per schedule, a senior Railway official said. Meanwhile, hundreds of people arriving at different rail stations on Srinagar-Banihal track are returning with great disappointment after being informed about the suspension of the...
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Mirwaiz strongly advocates political solution to K-issue
‘You may kill 1 militant, 10 more will stand up’
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) today strongly favoured political solution of Kashmir issue and said those in New Delhi, who think that by crushing the militancy, the movement will end, are mistaken. He was addressing the people at historic Jamia Masjid here after eight weeks Mirwaiz was kept under house and disallowed to offer Friday prayers and address people in Jamia Masjid for last eight weeks. Today ...
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Hizbul Mujahideen foreign terrorist group: MEA welcomes US decision
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NEW DELHI, Aug 18: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday welcomed the step taken by the United States of declaring Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist group. Addressing the media, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the move reflects the joint commission of India and US to firmly deal with terrorism. Referring to the terrorist organization operating in Jammu and Kashmir, Kumar said, "No cause or reason can defy the continu...
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Wattali sent to 10-day NIA remand
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NEW DELHI, Aug 18: Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmed Wattali was sent to a 10-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) remand in connection with the terror funding case today, the Agency has indicated that there will be more arrests in this regard. NIA officials have said that work is underway in this regard, sources state. Earlier in the day, close aide of separatist Shabir Shah and an alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani were produced be...
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'There is rise in India's young entrepreneurs'
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NEW DELHI, Aug 18: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh said that there is rise in India's young entrepreneurs approaching the union government to set start-ups in the north-eastern regions of the country. Speaking at the inauguration of ASSOCHAM World Entrepreneurs Day Summit in New Delhi today, the union minister said, "Any youngster who decides to set up startups in north-east will in addition to ...
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Dokalam standoff
‘India will continue to engage with China’
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NEW DELHI, Aug 18: India today said it will continue to engage with China to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Dokalam standoff, asserting that peace and tranquility on the border is an important pre-requisite for smooth bilateral relationship. "We will continue to engage with China to find a mutually acceptable solution," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said replying to a volley of questions on the issue. He said said peace and tranqu...
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OTHER STORIES
Winning elections at all cost, new normal in politics: ECI
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NEW DELHI, Aug 18: A day after Election Commissioner (EC) OP Rawat said that winning the elections at all costs is the new normal, the Congress, backing the statement, suggested that the EC should initiate reforms regarding the electoral finance reforms. Speaking to Reporters on the same, Congress leader Manish Tiwari further said that the laws made by the current government regarding the funding to political parties need to be looked into. ...
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Omar seeks special session of J&K legislature on Art 35-A
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah today sought a special session of Jammu and Kashmir legislature before August 29 to frame up an appropriate response to counter the narrative with regard to tampering or repealing of article 35A of the constitution. “The issue is of vital importance for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, as abrogation of Article 35A will have serious ramifications,” Omar said in a ...
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Challenging article 35-A not a big issue: Ganai
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Former Additional Advocate General of Jammu and Kashmir, Advocate Manzoor Ahmad Ganai Friday said that challenging Article 35 (A) is not a ‘big issue’ as Apex court has twice pronounced its judgment over its constitutional legality. Ganai who was also Advisor to former Chief Minister, Gulam Nabi Azad said that the Supreme Court cannot strike down Article (35) as the judgments pronounced twice by it in 1961 and 1970 have upheld...
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Sinha meets guv
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Yashwant Sinha, former union minister, accompanied by Sushobha Barve, Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR); Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Kapil Kak and Bharat Bhushan former Editor and senior journalist, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhawan here today. An official spokesman said Sinha and his team are visiting the Valley to talk to the leaders of various parties and groups about the issues facing J...
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Another PSA slapped on Asiya, her aide: DeM
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SRINAGAR, Aug 18: The government has slapped a fresh Public Safety Act (PSA) on Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson, Asiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Sofi Fehmeeda. A spokesperson of DeM said as the previous PSA expired on August 15, a fresh PSA was slapped against Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeeda on Thursday. The duo was booked under PSA and lodged in Ambphalla jail on May 15. Meanwhile, in a statement, the Secretary General of DeM, Nahoda Nasre...
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6 injured as part of tunnel collapses
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POONCH, Aug 18: Six labourers were injured when a part of an under-construction tunnel of Parnai Hydel Power project collapsed due to landslide in Poonch district today. The 37.5 MW Parnai Hydel Power project is expected to be completed by January end next year. A police official said that a part of Parnai Hydel Project tunnel caved in around 11:30 AM due to landslide in Surankote tehsil of the district. Six labourers, identified as Anwar Hu...
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5 Dy SP shifted
JAMMU, Aug 18: Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid today ordered transfers and postings of the Deputy Superintendents of Police. Zahid Aziz Samoon, DySP PC Kokernag has been transferred and posted as DySP CID SB Bandipora. Manzoor Ahmed, DySP PC Imam Sahib Shopian has been transferred and posted as DySP Traffic Leh-Kargil. Jigmet Lundup, DySP IR-18th Battalion has been transferred and posted as DySP SS CID Headquarters. Kamlesh Shoor, DySP...
> HC dismisses plea against induction of 9 KPS in IPS
> Govt orders minor reshuffle in Adm
> Thick security blanket in Jammu for I-Day
> 105 cops get President’s medals for gallantry
> 2 officers shifted
 
KASHMIR READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
Civil society plays important role: CM
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: A delegation of prominent citizens led by former foreign minister, Yashwant Sinha, who are on a visit to Kashmir Valley, called on the chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The delegation apprised the chief minister about the series of meetings they had with various sections of society. They also informed her about their impressions of the situation in the State and its steady improvement. The chief minister appreciated...
> 103 Police Telecom Constables promoted
> HC quashes PSA of alleged stone-pelter
> Khalid Bashir’s book released
> Is it 'free drug policy' in govt hospitals', ask patients
> Yasin arrested, shifted to central jail
 
 
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Return of H1N1 virus
Absence of a national policy to be formulated by the NDA-government for influenza immunisation is a matter of serious concern and there has been inordinate delay in doing so as thousands of deaths have been reported this year. So far this year, 12,500 people have been infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus, of which 600 have died. This means that the influenza has returned to India with a deadly punch particularly in the western states of th...
> Indo-Afghan trade corridor
> Softening of words not actions
> India at 70
> Remember partition to learn lessons and move on - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Food security in India
 
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Together, we can
By Kuldip Nayar
I vainly search for my favourite television anchors like Karan Thapar and, more recently, Barkha Dutt. I am told that they have been taken off. Who has done this is a matter of conjecture. Some say that it is the pressure of the Narendra Modi Government while a few others lament that it was the doing of the owners of the channel. Whoever has done it has acted as the censor. What surprises me is the absence of protests. In my time, there would b...
> The pot of gold - By Robert Clements
> Aadhaar reminds of Orwell's 1984! - By Mohammad Ashraf
> License, ain't no problem sir..! - By Robert Clements
> Freedom, Independence and others - By Anit Singh
> Jai Hind..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Crime continues to grow despite tough games
By Yashwardhan Joshi
There is no fear of the law left, it seems. Open a newspaper in the morning and you will find at least one report about a woman stalked, molested or raped. Despite a stringent law in place, a result of the Nirbhaya rape case, crimes against women have been on the rise. According to the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau, the crime rate rose from 41.7 per cent to 53.9 per cent, between 2011 and 2015. In 2015 alone, as many as 3,2...
> World Humanitarian Day - By S Mukhtar
> What is RSS agenda in Education? - By Ram Puniyani
> Saraha: When vanity consents to stalking - By Ayushman Jamwal
> Article 35-A: Some Myths And Misconceptions - By Abdul Majid Zargar
> Is Yogi Adityanath not responsible for deaths in Gorakhpur - By Humra Quraishi
 
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Chain snatching
Dear Editor, Chain snatching, Rape, Molestation of women is on the increase. It seems Chain-snatching has become the easiest crime to commit and has turned out to be a highly profitable profession for the unemployed youth. As the ladies have the habit of wearing thick gold chains, it does not break easily when snatched resulting increase in the risk of neck trauma. Wearing of ornaments has now become out of the question, and women are teased...
> Special alloy for VVIPs
> Negligence of healthcare system in UP
> Necessity of improving Dariba Post Office
> Layoffs in IT sector
> Why special alloy for selected VVIPs
 
 
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SC agrees to examine plea of victims’ kin
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 (Agencies): The Supreme Court today said it would examine a plea filed by the family members of five civilians killed in an alleged fake encounter in Pathribal area of south Kashmir in 2000, seeking CBI trial against the army personnel purportedly involved. The matter reached the apex court after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had dismissed the plea of family members last year. "Issue notice. Let the matter be listed for fi...
> NHRC notice to Centre over plan to deport Rohingya immigrants
> India confirms brief scuffle with Chinese troops in Ladakh
> MEA hails designation of HM as foreign terrorist, says reflects joint commitment of India-US
> Youth aspiration will determine India's future: Dr Jitendra
> Dr Chandra at India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017
 
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China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam
BEIJING, Aug 18 (Agencies): China on Friday told Japan not to make "random" comments on the Sino-Indian border stand-off even if it wants to support New Delhi. Japan has rallied behind India over the dragging feud at Doklam, with its envoy Kenji Hiramatsu saying that the region is disputed and Tokyo understands why New Delhi got embroiled in it. "I have seen the Japanese Ambassador in India really wants to support India. I want to remind him n...
> Pak disappointed with US move to blacklist HM, calls it 'unjustified'
> Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': Top US general
> Amid Army face-off with India, China sets up blood donation camps in Doklam area
> Chinese newspaper warns Trump could trigger 'Trade War'
> Nawaz Sharif''s wife files nomination to contest his Lahore seat
 
 
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Tourism Deptt conducts 1st Himalayan traverse expedition
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: The Department of Tourism, Kashmir, in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) and JK Mountaineering and Hiking Club (JKMHC) organized first of its kind Himalayan traverse expedition from Kargil to Pahalgam through the Suru La and Gulol Gali passes. The trekkers left from Kargil on August 11 and completed the expedition today. It was the first Trans Himalayan Traverse from Kargil towards Suru Vall...
> Manpreet bags gold in Gymnastic competition
> Dad wants ascending consecutive number plate for Hardik Pandya's gifted car
> DC declares open cricket tourney
> Budgam Police organises Sports festival
> Nita Ambani kicks off bigger, grander RFYS Season 2
 
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Vishal Sikka resigns as CEO, MD of Infosys, cites 'Distractions and Disruptions'
NEW DELHI, Aug 18 (Agencies): Vishal Sikka has resigned as the managing director and the CEO of Infosys with recent reports mentioning a tussle with founder Narayana Murthy. Infosys has appointed Sikka as Executive Vice-Chairman and U.B. Pravin Rao as interim Managing Director and CEO of the company. A press release by Infosys says: "In his notice of resignation to the Board, Dr. Sikka reiterated his belief in the great potential of Infosys,...
> RBI introduces new Rs 50 note
> Kerala Assembly passes GST Bill
> Amitabh Bachchan under I-T scanner in Panama Papers case
> Aslam Wani’s custody extended by 6 days
> Now, your old PF account will get transferred to new employer automatically
 
 
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