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Defence lawyer in Kathua case as AAG unacceptable: Tarigami
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SRINAGAR, Jul 18: CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today described as unacceptable the appointment of the defence lawyer, who represented one of the main accused in the horrific Kathua rape and murder case, as an additional advocate-general. In a statement he urged the governor administration to revisit the order. “The decision is being seen as a reward for those who defended the indefensible and would set a wrong precedence,” Tarigami said. He added that someone fighting a case for a rape accused should not have been given such an important responsibility. It would send a wrong message that those supporting the rape accused are being rewarded by the government, Tarigami said. “I hope that government will set aside the order of appointment,” he added....
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7351 pilgrims pay obeisance
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SRINAGAR, Jul 18: On the 21st day of the ongoing Amarnathji Yatra, 7,351 Yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave today. An official spokesman said till date 2,08,933 yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the holy cave....
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Road accident claim more than dozen lives in 3 weeks
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SRINAGAR, Jul 17: Continuing with claiming lives in Kashmir valley, over a dozen persons have died in separate road accidents in different parts of Valley during past 3 weeks. Showing no letup, the road accidents continue to claim lives in Kashmir valley at an alarming level. According to a data available with the police authorities, more than a dozen persons have been killed in different incidents of road accidents across Kashmir valley during the past 3 weeks. The officials revealed that majority of the victims are youth. J&K stands in the list of states with highest percentage of road accidents across India, as per the data in 2015, 916 persons were killed in 8,142 road accidents that were reported from different parts of Kashmir. As per the data, thousands of road accidents are ...
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Non-functioning of hospital lifts; JKGGC seeks report
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SRINAGAR, Jul 16: The J&K Government Grievance Cell (JKGGC) has, on the directions of the Governor N N Vohra, sought a report from the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) regarding non-functioning of the lift system at various hospitals in the state. According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the J&K Government Grievance Cell, a complaint was lodged with the Cell recently by a citizen regarding non-functioning of the lift systems at JLNM and LD hospitals in Srinagar and district hospital Baramulla. He said although the complaint was forwarded to the concerned for redress, there had been no response till date and accordingly, on the directions of the Governor, who had taken the issue very seriously, a report had been sought from MD JKPCC (E...
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Omar grieved over Siyarh Baba deaths
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SRINAGAR, Jul 15: National Conference (NC) vice president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah today expressed deep grief and shock over the death of several persons in a landslide incident at Siyarh Baba in Reasi district of the Jammu region. “My heart goes out to all those who lost their dear ones in the tragic incident,” Omar Abdullah said and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families. He also prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to bereaved families for bearing their irreparable loss. He wished immediate recovery to the injured. Provincial president Jammu Devender Singh Rana also expressed grief over the deaths and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families. Rana also spoke to senior officers in the adminis...
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Govt orders screening of SPOs engaged during past 6 yrs
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SRINAGAR, Jul 15: The government today ordered constitution of District-Level Official Committees for screening of SPOs engaged during the past 6 years. According to an order issued by the Home Department, each Committee will be headed by the concerned Deputy Commissioner with concerned district SSP and Dy Superintendent of Police (CID-SB) as members. “These Committees shall assess and screen the SPOs engaged during the past 6 years, with regard to their selection, antecedents and performance,” the order said adding that the Committees shall submit their report to the Home Department and the Director General Police within one month....
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With no letup suicides go unabated in Kashmir
At least 12 attempts reported in 2 months
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SRINAGAR, Jul 15: With no letup the suicides by youngsters have gone unabated across Kashmir valley while the drastic trend is taking lives of scores of youth almost every other day. Whereas the increasing incidents of suicides have emerged as one of the drastic trends engulfing the younger generation in the valley, a at least a dozen suicide attempts have been reported during past two months from different parts of valley. The rising cases of suicides have emerged as a huge societal concern in Kashmir valley. Over the years, the sociologists and psychiatrists in valley have conducted several studies and surveys vis-a-vis the upsurge in suicide rate Kashmir in valley and the causes behind. This study revealed that analytic suicide rates in valley could be as high as 13 per 1,00,00...
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Dr Girija Dhar passes away
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SRINAGAR, Jul 13: Eminent doctor and former principal of government medical college, Dr Girija Dhar, passed away here today. Wife of prominent doctor, Late Dr Naseer Shah, who passed away last year, Dr Girija Dhar was ex-chairperson J&K Public Service Commission, ex-chairperson J&K Women's Commission and an active social activist passed away. She was ailing for sometime but had recovered now. This morning she had a massive heart and collapsed. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Shah, son-in-law and grandson. She will be cremated tomorrow at 4.00 PM at Karan Nagar, Srinagar crematorium. Her death has left her family in mourning which comprises her grief-stricken brother Jag Mohan Dhar and Dr Phoola Dhar, Vijay Dhar and Kiran Dhar. She had suffered a serious heart attack when Dr Nas...
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US Ambassador in Ladakh
Juster visits Hemis monastery; meets Drukpa Thuksey
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LEH, Jul 11: The United States Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster, who reached here on his first ever three-day visit to Ladakh, met Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche Jigme Mipham, the spiritual representative to the Gyalwang Drukpa. The Ambassador also visited the Hemis monastery and Druk Padma Karpo School. The Hemis monastery is one of the oldest and most prominent monasteries in Ladakh and is held in great esteem by Buddhists of the Drukpa sect. Ambassador received a warm traditional welcome in both Hemis and Drukpa Padma Karpo School (also known as the ‘Rancho school’ – where the film 3 Idiots was shot). The monks and school children put together for the Ambassador a cultural show that offered a glimpse of Ladakhi music, dance and cuisine. The children of the school demonstrated their ...
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27 political appointees demit office
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SRINAGAR, Jul 11: Governor N N Vohra has accepted the resignations of twenty-five political appointees, who have submitted their resignation. They submitted their resignations in tune with the provisions of the Standing Operating Procedure (SoP) issued vide Govt Order No: 299-GAD of 2016 dated April 1,2016. The government today said that out of the 28 incumbents, 25 submitted their resignation which were accepted by the Governor while the appointment of Vice Chairperson, J&K Advisory Board for the Development of Gujjars & Bakerwals and Vice Chairperson, J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation were terminated on July 9, 2018. Only the Vice-Chairman of Wakf Board is yet to demit office as his appointment is regulated by Section-9 of the Jammu and Kashmir Specified Wakafs and Specifi...
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