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AYUSH OPD at DH Anantnag failing
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, SEP 23: Authorities three years ago started a separate out patients department (OPD) for AYUSH at district hospital Anantnag to provide alternative to the patients visiting the hospital for treatment. However the AYUSH doctors posted in the hospital continue to see the patients in general OPD and prescribe allopathic medicine. In General OPD where only MBBS doctors are supposed to be on duty, two to three AYUSH doctors are seen examining the patients every day. These doctors are , insiders say, are not attending general OPD on their own but with the consent and patronage of hospital administration. "The purpose of the setting of up separate AYUSH OPD was not only to promote the Indian system of medicine but also to provide alternative to the patients. But the move has failed...
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Summoning of Khan by NIA
Traders call for Kashmir bandh on Sep 25
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Valley based trade unions including KTMF and KEA today called for ‘Kashmir Bandh’ on September 25 to protest summoning of trade leader Mohammad Yasin Khan by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning to New Delhi. NIA had on Friday summoned the chairman KEA Mohammad Yasin Khan at its headquarters in New Delhi on September 25 in connection with alleged terror ‘funding case’. Addressing joint press conference at a local hotel here, valley based trade unions called for complete shutdown on September 25 against summoning of Khan by NIA at its New Delhi headquarters on same day. “Summoning KEA Chairman Yasin Khan is a deliberate attack on valleys already fragile economy, we strongly condemn summon issued by NIA which is aimed at maligning the image of our leader,...
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4.5 magnitude quake jolts Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: A quake, measuring 4.5 on Richter scale, hit Kashmir valley, including summer capital this morning, though no casualties were reported. The tremors, which were felt at around 0544, lasted for few seconds. People rushed out of their homes in panic. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the earthquake was Sumbal in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, at a depth of 150 km in the Earth’s crust. There was no report of any or damage to property due to the tremors, which were felt immediately after “Fajr” morning prayers....
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Mehbooba regrets negative portrayal of Kashmir
Appeals media to look at stories of hospitality, warmth of place
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 23: Regretting the negative portrayal of Kashmir by some television channels, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed the media to portray the place with all its facets including aesthetic, spiritual and adventurous. Addressing a function after launching a film on the spiritual and hospitable aspects of life in Kashmir, the chief minister said tourism to Kashmir is not about its physical beauty alone but the exploration of a deep rooted spiritual system which needs to be experimented. She said hospitality and warmth are deeply ingrained in the life of people here which has aptly been reflected by the film. The chief minister said there are countless examples to illustrate this hospitable nature and tourist friendly attitude of its people. She recalled that when recen...
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Corruption a scourge, support me in its eradication: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Sep 23: Terming corruption as a scourge which eats up the vitals of the society, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the officers to support her in the initiative of providing a responsive and responsible administration to the people of the State. Chairing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners of Jammu province here, the Chief Minister sought the support of officers in field to ensure a clean, prompt and result oriented governance to people, particularly those living in far off, hilly and disadvantageous areas of the State. “All alone I cannot do anything, your role is critical in providing an honest and responsive administration to people”, she told the participants in the meeting. Complimenting the Deputy Commissioners of the region for discharging their duties with maturity...
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Shabir Shah admits to receiving terror financing from Pak: ED tells court
NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (Agencies): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday told a Delhi court that Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Shabir Shah has admitted to receiving funds from Pakistan's terror outfits to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir and others parts of India. His close aide, Mohammad Aslam Wani also admitted to his complicity in the crime, the ED said. The Enforcement Directorate filed the charge sheet in a Delhi Court against Separatist leader Shabir Shah in connection with a decade-old money laundering case against terror funding. In the charge sheet, the ED states that Shabir Shah has admitted that he talks to Hafiz Saeed on phone on the issue of Kashmir, and last spoke to him in January 2017. Shah also confessed to have received funds from terror outfits from Pakis...
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Ensure payment of JK SPOs through Aadhaar-linked A/Cs: MHA
NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (Agencies): The Centre has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure payment to Special Police Officers (SPOs) through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts and make their recruitment process fair and transparent, an official said. In a communication, the Home Ministry said the step was being taken to make sure no one receives remuneration by providing a fake name. The ministry has also asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure that the process to recruit around 4,200 SPOs is fair, transparent and free from political interference. The state government has been told to put in place a screening process for recruitment of SPOs and also look into the mechanism to review the antecedents and performance of existing SPOs, the Home Ministry official said. The remunerati...
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Pak rakes up Kashmir at UN, warns India against 'limited war' doctrine
UNITED NATION, Sep 22 (Agencies): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today urged the UN to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir and warned India against pursuing the doctrine of "limited war" against his country, saying it will evoke a strong and "matching response." Abbasi in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, raked up the Kashmir issue, alleging that the struggle of the people in the Valley is being "brutally suppressed" by India. In his anti-India rhetoric, Abbasi accused India of indulging in terror activities against Pakistan and warned of a "matching response" if it "ventures across the LoC (Line of Control)" or acts upon its "doctrine of limited war" against his country. "The Kashmir dispute should be resolved justly, peacefully and expeditiously. As India is...
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Cross border firing, infiltration
Reserve the right to retaliate appropriately: DGMO
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI Sep 22: Indian Army on Friday said it reserves the right to “retaliate appropriately” to any incident leading to the loss of lives of its troops due to Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. As per the report, Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt conveyed over the phone to his Pakistani counterpart DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza that the trend of cross-border infiltration has been continuing, impacting peace and tranquillity in the border areas, the Army said. “Lt Gen Bhatt reiterated that the Indian Army is a professional Army and reserves the right to retaliate appropriately to any incident leading to loss of lives of Indian troops,” it said. According to the Army, Lt General A K Bhatt conveyed to th...
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4 injured in Pak firing in Jammu, Samba
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Sep 22: Four more civilians were injured as Pakistan troops traded heavy fire and shelling along the border in Arnia, Ramgarh and RS Pura sectors last night. Police said that Pakistan opened fire in Arnia, RS Pura and Ramgarh areas of Jammu. He said Indian army effectively responded to the firing. The official said that four civilians were injured in the firing. “Six livestock were killed, 34 injured in the shelling,” he said, adding that two houses were damaged as well. Yesterday, it is notable to mention here that three civilians were injured while a dozen cattle lost their lives and several residential and commercial structures suffered huge damage in the firing and shelling. Meanwhile, heavy migration took place from the border villages in Jammu and Samba districts due to ...
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Police party attacked in Palma Rajouri: 2 ASIs injured, women among five held
TAZEEM MALIK
RAJOURI, Sep 22: Two Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASI) were injured today in an incident of stone pelting by some miscreants during an anti-encroachment drive in Rajouri district. Police officer said that some miscreants, persuaded by a Duty Magistrate, had put resistance during the drive. “An anti-encroachment drive was carried out under the supervision of Tehsildar of Rajouri at Nagrota Palma in the district,” the officer added. “A police party was also deputed to the spot for the protection of a revenue official. The frenzied mob pelted stones on the police party resulting in minor injuries to ASI Qayoom and Tufail Ahmed,” he said. However, additional manpower led by Station House Officer (SHO) immediately rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control, the police officer adde...
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Land under army occupation
27 yrs on, Donipawa villagers await fulfillment of electoral promise
'Politicians promised, not helped to get land vacated'
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Sep 22: When the bugle for assembly or parliament elections blows in valley, the mainstream politicians begin knocking the doors of Donipawa residents to lure them to vote promising them of getting their fertile land vacated. The land is in possession of army. The helpless villagers, despite threats and boycott calls, come out in droves and vote with the hope that it will help them regain their land. However once the polls are conducted and results are out, these politicians also disappear for the villagers till next election near. “During last three decades the political leaders of all the parties including National Conference (NC), Congress and People's Democratic Party (PDP) have been exploiting us on the issue of occupation of our prized land. Whenever there is an election...
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‘3 newly recruited militants attacked SSB men in Banihal’
Weapons snatched from SSB troopers on Sep 20 night
PRINCE JEHANGIR
BANIHAL, Sep 21: Three newly recruited militants carried out last night attack on Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troops in which one Head Constable died on the spot and ASI sustained bullet injuries near North portal of Qazigund-Banihal four lane tunnel. Police reports said that among three militants two belong to village Kaskoot and one from village Ashar of Banihal Tehsil. They carried out an attack on SSB personnel at North Portal of 8.5 kilometers long Banihal-Qazigund four lane tunnel. After firing from a point blank range with pistol, militants managed to snatch weapons from SSB troopers which included one INSAS and AR-41 rifle. Police identified all the three militants as Aqib Ahmed son of Abdul Waheed Najar and Gazanfar son of Mohammed Iqbal Khan both residents of Kaskoot and Moham...
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Banihal firing incident a militant attack: Police
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 21: Police today said the incident in a security camp in Banihal last night was a militant attack. It said two SSB personnel were injured when militants fired upon them in Banihal area of district Ramban. One of them later on succumbed while another is under treatment. The militants also snatched two weapons one INSAS and one AR 41, police said. “During the preliminary investigation it has come to fore that the terrorists have used a pistol as cartridges cases of fired ammunition have been found,” police said. Police have also recovered two mobile phones in a bag near the site of incident. “During investigation it has come out that three youth of a madrassa are also missing,” police said. Police have lodged an FIR and further investigation is on....
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3 injured in Pak shelling, firing on Arnia villages
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Sep 21: After a lull of couple of days, Pakistani troops again resorted to cross-border firing and shelling targeting Indian Border out Posts (BoPs) and villages along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Samba districts today. Three civilians were injured while a dozen cattle lost their lives and several residential and commercial structures suffered huge damage in the firing and shelling. Official reports said that Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and later shelling in Arnia sector last night, targeting BSF posts. The firing continued till this morning and the Indian troops retaliated effectively. Pakistan Rangers targeted 12 villages and Border Security Force (BSF) Posts in Arnia sector. Around 3.50 AM, Pakistani troops heavily shelled Jerdha hamlet in Ramgarh ...
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NHRC not on same page
Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath
`Deportation not to violate any international law’
NEW DELHI, Sep 21 (Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Rohingya people in India do not qualify as refugees who have taken asylum, but are, in fact “illegal immigrants” as they have not followed due procedures to get the refugee status. “Rohingya are not refugees, nor have they taken asylum. They are illegal immigrants,” he said. He was speaking at a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission in New Delhi. Rajnath asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was ready to take them back. At the same event, NHRC chief H L Dattu however said that the human rights commission would “plead the case of 40,000 Rohingyas on humanitarian ground.” “(We) cannot comment on government policy. We are helping them (Roh...
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India needs law on refugees: Khurshid
HYDERABAD, Sep 21: India needs a well thought-out law to deal with refugees so that the Government of the day does not get carried away by “subjectivity”, says former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid. Being a senior member of the United Nations, New Delhi should also sign international convention and protocol relating to refugees, the senior Congress leader advocated. Also a former Union law minister, Khurshid noted that India had accommodated refugees from Tibet, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, among others, as he spoke about many problems, including those associated with their settlements and looking after them. “Despite every thing (many problems on refugee issues), for a nation that claims a place at the high table of the world, and that claims to get a seat in Security Council...
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Pak PM seeks implementation of UN resolution on Kashmir
NEW YORK, Sep 21 (Agencies): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today demanded that the UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir be implemented, asserting that his country would continue to support the right of self determination for Jammu and Kashmir. Identifying Kashmir as the core issue with its eastern neighbour, Abbasi exuded confidence that the resolution will help address the contentious issue. "I think the basic issue is Kashmir. The implementation of the Security Council resolution will be a great starting point that will help address each other's concerns and provide peace to the region and between Pakistan and India. That's the core issue between the two countries," Abbasi said at an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Abbasi was respon...
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Centre extends SII Udaan for J&K till Dec 2018
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of time period of the Scheme "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" (Sll J&K) - Udaan till 31st December, 2018 without any modification and cost escalation. Initially the time period of Udaan was upto 2016-17. Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to the best of corporate India and corporate India to the rich talent pool available in the State. So far, 109 leading Corporate have partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under UDAAN with a commitment to train youth from the State covering Organized Retail, Banking, Financial Services, IT, ITES, Infrastructure, Hospitality etc. So far, 34...
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Centre’s stand on Rohingyas well considered: Jaitley
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 20: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said, the government in an affidavit to the Supreme Court has stated its policy stand on Rohingya issue. Responding to a media query in New Delhi, Jaitley said, “This is a policy issue which has been stated before the apex court. The security, foreign policy, humanitarian grounds and effect on population balance have been taken into consideration while taking a decision over the issue.” Two days back, the government termed the Rohingya refugees as illegal immigrants in the Court saying some of them were part of a sinister design of Pakistan's ISI and terror groups whose presence in the country would pose a serious national security threat. Describing the government stand on Rohingya refugees as a “policy issue”, Jaitley indicated...
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FB suspending accounts of Rohingya activists
WASHINGTON, Sep 20 (Agencies): Facebook is reportedly removing posts and suspending accounts of activists who are documenting the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a report said. The activists said their accounts are frequently being suspended or taken down and hoped that the social media giant would let them speak the truth. Myanmar considers the Rohingyas illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, whereas Bangladesh considers them Myanmar citizens. The Myanmar government does not use the term “Rohingya” and does not recognise the people as an official ethnicity, which means they are denied citizenship and effectively rendered stateless. “We want Facebook to be a place where people can share responsibly and we work hard to strike the right balance between enabl...
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Vigilance sleuths raid TSO office in Jammu; seize records
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Sep 20: An anti-corruption body today raided the office of a Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO) over complaints of large scale fraud and embezzlement in distribution of ration meant for public in Doda district. Official reports said that a surprise check was conducted in the office of the TSO of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department at Thathri. During the raid, records, including issue register, remittance register, receipts and dispatch register of food grains and other suspected documents were seized, a spokesman of the Vigilance Organisation Jammu. Reports said the searches were conducted on the basis of a complaint that large scale fraud, bungling, misappropriation and embezzlement of ration meant for distribution among public in Thathri area has taken place. ...
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Anti-tank mine found in Samba
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Sep 20: An anti-tank mine was today recovered from a river bed in Samba. “BSF patrolling party this afternoon recovered one old anti tank mine behind border fencing about 20 metre in Basantar River near Mallu Chak BoP,” police here said. They said that the bomb disposal squad of BSF defused the mine on the spot. Recovery of mine created panic among the locals. Police has taken cognizance....
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Compensation for girl with bullet injuries
Nazki castigates govt for ignoring SHRC reports
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 20: State human rights commission (SHRC) today castigated the state government for being “callous to the sufferings of a young girl who was wounded by a bullet injury resulting in paraplegia.” Flori Jan (14), daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Nepora village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district had received bullet injuries in her neck. The spinal injury resulted in paraplegia made the girl completely dependent on others. Despite the recommendations made by SHRC to government to provide her monetary assistance of Rs one lakh, the State Government according to Commission only provided Rs 25,000 to the family of the victim. Terming the attitude of government inhuman and barbaric, chairman sate human rights commission Justice Bilal Nazki said that the government has shown its...
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Malik meets SHRC chairman
Urges him to take note of gross HR violations
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today visited the office of state human rights commission (SHRC) here and met the chairman justice (R) Bilal Nazki. JKLF chairman as per the statement presented two petitions before chairman SHRC and urged him to take a serious cognizance of these. “In one of the petitions, Malik has raised the issue of dozens of young boys who according to them have been falsely implicated by police in the killing of DSP Muhammad Ayub Pandit in June 2017,” the statement said. It added that Malik told chairman SHRC that 15 incarcerated boys which included Aadil Siarj Misgar, Davood Fayaz Zargar, Juwaiz Hassan Khan, Arooj Aafaq Bhat, Iqbal Ahmad Khan, Arsalan Mushtaq Bangri, Seerat ul Hassan, Sheikh Khalid Rasool, Imran Nabi Wani, Owaise Muneer Bhat, D...
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