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Civilian killed, 4 cops injured in grenade blast at Khanyar
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: A civilian was killed in a grenade blast at Khanyar this evening. Four police men and a civilian were also injured in the incident. Reports said the explosion occurred outside the Khanyar police station. Police said militants hurled a grenade and it exploded with a big bang. Four cops and two civilians were injured. The injured were removed to hospital, where a civilian was declared brought death. The deceased was identif...
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Shutdown in Kashmir against Kupwara civilian killing
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: Normal life across Kashmir valley was affected today due to a shutdown call given by separatist leadership against the killing of a civilian by security forces in Kupwara district. He was killed in security forces firing on protestors after an encounter. Owing to the strike call shops, stores and other business establishments remained shut across Kashmir valley. The public transport mostly remained off the roads though a sli...
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BJP cannot put a rider on agenda of alliance: Bukhari
‘Lack of inclusive dialogue can generate more rebellion’
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: Senior PDP leader and education minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said dialogue cannot have a rider or any pre-conditions in a democratic set-up. Responding to a question asked on the sidelines of his visit to his constituency, Bukhari said dialogue at all levels needs to be inclusive and cannot be conditional. “Dissent is the essence of democracy. Exclusion of the voices of dissent is against the spirit of a democra...
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Srinagar-Jammu highway through for traffic
Mughal road remains closed for 2nd day
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: Traffic on historic Mughal Road remained suspended for the second day today due to fresh snowfall at Peer Ki Gali. Meanwhile, the national highway, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic and vehicles plied from Jammu to Srinagar for second consecutive day today in view of shifting of Darbar Move to winter capital, Jammu to Srinagar. A traffic police official said that traffic o...
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Want result-oriented talks with India on Kashmir: Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Apr 30(Agencies): Pakistan has said that it wants a meaningful, sustainable and result-oriented dialogue with Indian on Kashmir issue. “Pakistan had initiated a composite dialogue with India in the past but the latter had not shown seriousness to resolve the issue,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria was quoted by PTV on Saturday. He said Pakistani and international media had made headlines on Kashmir issue to highlight “I...
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Hafiz Saeed to remain under house arrest for 90 days more
LAHORE, Apr 30(Agencies): Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed will remain under house arrest here for 90 days more after the expiry of his three- month detention period tonight. Pakistan’s Punjab government today decided to extend the duration of the house arrest of Saeed and his four aides under the country’s anti-terrorism act and the notification for it will be issued soon, an official of the Punjab Government’s Ho...
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Madhav meets Mehbooba
Discuss prevailing situation in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti this afternoon at the latter’s residence. Madhav arrived in Srinagar from Jammu in the afternoon and drove to the chief minister’s residence at Fairview Gupkar here and the two held a meeting for half an hour. The BJP leader declined to talk to reporters about the meeting, the PDP too remained tight-lipped about the meeting. Reports said Madhav and M...
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Teaching work in SP, MP schools to remain suspended today
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: The administration in Srinagar today said teaching activity in SP and MP higher secondary schools will remain suspended tomorrow. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone said teaching activity in SP and MP schools will remain suspended tomorrow. “However,all other educational institutions in the Dist will function normally,” he said. The two schools were closed last week in the backdrop of protests and violent clas...
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Anantnag by-polls: ECI likely to take final call today
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to take final decision on by-polls in Anantnag parliamentary seat during a meeting in New Delhi tomorrow. Chief election officer Shantmanu told media that the final decision about holding by-polls on Anantnag parliamentary seat will be taken tomorrow. “I have submitted the report to Election Commission of India. The state government wanted the by-polls to be postponed to Octobe...
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PDP an advocate of inclusive democracy: Beg
‘Farooq, NC has a lot to answer for’
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: Declaring Agenda of Alliance (AoA) as pivotal and a broadly accepted document that incorporates solutions to all the issues plaguing our state, PDP chief spokesperson Dr Mehboob Beigh today said forward momentum on AoA will go a long way in mitigating the situation that the polity of this state finds itself in today. Agenda of Alliance, Beg said, was painstakingly arrived after taking into account the concerns of all stakeh...
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NC, Cong slam Shah for ‘polarising’ J&K
‘For BJP politics, party first, nation second’
SRINAGAR, Apr 30: Opposition National Conference (NC) and Congress parties today slammed the BJP national president Amit Shah for his “divisive and polarizing” statement on Jammu and Kashmir. “BJP’s only aim is to form governments in states without thinking about development and respect to democracy, whether they (BJP) form it by polarizing voters or other means,” Nasir Aslam Wani, National Conference provincial president, told KNS. “The very ...
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Coalition becoming untraceable, public grievances mounting :Bhalla
JAMMU, Apr 30: “Poor people are going through tough times due to indifferent attitude of the government as the quota of ration and other essential commodities is being denied to them. Soaring prices have made the life of people extremely difficult and the government should immediately ensure that people get their share of ration”. Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today while addressing public gathering in at Block Satwar...
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7 receive burn injuries in Poonch cylinder blast
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Apr 30: Seven persons, including three minors, Sunday evening received burn injuries in a tragic cylinder blast at Samote village of Surankote tehsil in Poonch district. Official sources said this evening at around 5.00 PM, a domestic cylinder caught fire and later exploded in the house of Haji Sadiq in which seven persons including three minors were injured. After hearing the sound of explosion, the neighbours joined by other locals...
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Refrain from lowering soldiers' morale; Jitendera to Farooq
JAMMU, Apr 30: The Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh Sunday stated that the senior politicians should “refrain from making statement that could lower the morale of the security forces.” He was reacting to the statement of former Chief Minister and National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah regarding Kupwara attack. “There is a clan which indulges in selective condemnation of violent incidents and makes a hue and cry on su...
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Cartoon Corner
Change in school timing from May 1
JAMMU, Apr 29: Director School Education, Jammu has ordered that all the government as well as private (recognized) schools up to Higher Secondary level falling in summer zone of Jammu division shall observe school timing from 8 am to 2 pm with effect from May 01, 2017 and 10 am to 4 pm in the winter zones....
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Civil Society aghast as why PM doesn’t react positively to Kashmir situation: Soz
SRINAGAR, Apr 28: Senior Congress leader and former union minister, Prof Saif-ud-din Soz Friday said that the civil society in India is aghast as why Prime Minister, Narendra Modi doesn’t react positively to the situation in Kashmir and attempt to convert the Challenge into his ‘opportunity’. In a statement issued, Soz said, “I invested some time in Delhi recently and tried to understand how India's Civil Society reacts to the on-going Crisis i...
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More provocation and no healing
When women and girls joined stone pelters on the streets last week, marking this year's defining image of Kashmir, the central government instead of grappling with the ground reality of the exacerbated levels of frustration and seriously thinking of changing its strategy has instead followed the old beaten path of intensifying the militarization of civilian space in the Valley. Special women battalions will now be constituted to tackle the women...
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Why the situation in Kashmir is unlikely to improve
By Bharat Bhushan
The Central government has decided to raise an all-women Indian Reserve Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with schoolgirls throwing stones at security forces. At this rate, might a juvenile police force have to be raised to deal with underage stone-throwers? Creating a special police force to deal with women is the typical response of a government that is happy addressing the symptoms rather than the cause of the unrest in the state. The ...
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Consumers but not builders
By Tajamul Hussain
The prudence manifested by many of us Kashmiris is something that is manifested by magpie and owl. In their predatory excursions, the two seize upon and bring to their nest anything of an edible nature, which they can carry in their beaks, courtesy the 'economy of Nature'. The grasping propensity, by virtue of the muscle in the men and animals, shows in humans the tendency to profit by the industry of another without them producing it. It's exac...
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Logical comment of NITI Aayog member to tax agricultural income and abolish personal exemptions
Dear Editor, It refers to logical comments of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy to tax agricultural income, and to abolish Income Tax exemptions of personal nature. Bitter reality is that benefit of total exemption on agricultural income is not for ordinary farmers, most of which do not even have income above the basic exemption-limit. Total tax-exemption on agricultural income is being largely misused by ultra super-rich section of society who ow...
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Pak national detained after he disclosed himself as spy
NEW DELHI, Apr 28 (Agencies): An alleged Pakistani national was reportedly detained by Indian intelligence agencies after he disclosed his identity as an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operative at a New Delhi airport. Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq said he wanted to disclose information Pakistan’s premier intelligence after he landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi from Dubai, reported a TV channel. “Hello, I am a...
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In Egypt, Pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence
Vatican City, Apr 28(Agencies): Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis lands in Cairo on Friday for a series of deeply symbolic encounters with Egypt's religious and political leadership. He will meet with Eg...
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Tak flags off 44-member contingent for MP
JAMMU, Apr 29: Member Legislative Council and President JK Water Sports Kayaking and Canoeing Association Firdous Tak flagged off a contingent of 44 players to participate in 6th National Dragon Boat Racing Championship 2017 at Bhind, MP. The contingent will participate in series of events in the category of Men, Women and Mixed during the championship starting from May 2. The championship is being organised by Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Asso...
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Robert Vadra made Rs 50 crore illegal profit from land deal: Report
New Delhi, Apr 28(Agencies): Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s son-in-law Robert Vadra made an "illegal profit" of over Rs 50 crore from a 2008 land deal without investing a penny, according to a panel that probed suspect Haryana land deals. The Economic Times citing unnamed people familiar with the SN Dhingra commission report said the committee had probed transactions between Onkareshwar Properties and Vadra-owned Skylight Hospitality and sub...
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