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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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Overall situation peaceful, under control: Police
SRINAGAR, May 28: Police today said except for six incidents of stone pelting in Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Sopore, situation across the valley remained peaceful and under control. “To create disturbances, miscreants at these places assembled on roads and pelted stones on police and security forces deployment and also on the vehicular traffic. In Pulwama, a group of miscreants also pelted stones on 182 CRPF Camp at Tahab,” a police spokesman ...
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8 grievous eye injuries among scores of pellet injury cases
SRINAGAR, May 28: Scores of cases of pellet injuries have been reported at SMHS hospital here in Srinagar and several district hospitals in south Kashmir since Saturday following the clashes between protesters and security forces in the aftermath of the killing of top Hizb commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in Tral area of district Pulwama on Saturday. According to the doctors at SMHS hospital Srinagar, at least 8 youth with grievous pellet injurie...
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Yasin arrested; shifted to central jail
SRINAGAR, May 28: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today arrested by police and shifted to central jail Srinagar on a five day judicial remand. His party spokesman said police and other forces cordoned off the residence of JKLF chairman this morning and took him in their custody. “Yasin was immediately shifted to central jail Srinagar,” he said. The JKLF chairman had yesterday visited Tral and met the families of two militants including ...
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Geelani demands impartial probe in Shopian rape, murders
Blames Omar Abdullah for cover up
SRINAGAR, May 28: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) today reiterated his demand for an impartial probe into the alleged rape and murder of two Kashmiri women, Aasiya and Nilofer in Shopian eight years years back. In a statement he alleged that the act was committed by men in uniform. Geelani blamed former chief minister Omar Abdullah and said that he played a key role in concealing the origin of the incident and the kille...
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Farooq demands Governor’s rule
SRINAGAR, May 28: Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah today called for immediate imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, stressing that it was the only way to control communal tension in the country. “We have never been promoters of Governor’s rule; we have always opposed it. But there is no other way,” Abdullah, the newly elected Member of Parliament from Srinagar, said. The National Conference chief, who was recently called to New Delh...
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Dar, Baba to appear before NIA again
SRINAGAR, May 28: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned two Kashmiri separatist leaders to its headquarters in Delhi tomorrow in connection with a case related to the funding of terror and subversive activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Farooq Ahmad Dar alias ‘Bitta Karate’ and Javed Ahmed Baba alias ‘Ghazi’ of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat have been asked to bring certain bank and property documents, besides other papers, before the NIA team t...
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Army Chief backs Maj Gogoi’s ‘innovative’ ways
“We’re facing a dirty war'”
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): The Indian Army is facing a “dirty war” in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through “innovative” ways, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, stoutly defending the use of a Kashmiri as a ‘human shield’ by a young officer. Rawat said the main objective of awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, when a court of inquiry was finalising its probe into the incident, was to boost the morale of young officers of the force who a...
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Dialogue only after stone-pelting ends in Kashmir: Shah
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): BJP president Amit Shah has ruled out dialogue on the Kashmir issue until stone-pelting ends, but insisted that the government will talk to everyone once violence ends. Asked if the government will speak to the Hurriyat (separatists) too as was done by the previous NDA government, he said, “Once violence ends and an atmosphere of dialogue is created, we will talk to everyone.” The Agenda of Alliance sealed by the ...
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800 Kashmiri youth appear for army exam amid unrest
SRINAGAR, May 28: Nearly 800 Kashmiri youths today appeared in the common entrance exam for selection of junior commissioned officers and other ranks in the Army amid unrest in the Valley following the killing of militant Sabzar Bhat. “Defying bandh call from various inimical factions, 799 candidates appeared in the common entrance examination held at Pattan and Srinagar today,” an army official said. He said 16 of the 815 candidates, who had ...
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Army porter killed, another injured in firing along LoC
SRINAGAR, May 28: An Army porter was killed while another sustained injuries in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district today, army said. An Army official said, “Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Keran sector on Saturday by resorting to unprovoked firing, resulting in death of one army porter and injuries to another.” The body of the slain porter was ...
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Infiltration bid foiled in Poonch, intruder killed
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, May 28: The army Sunday claimed to have foiled an infiltration and killed an intruder near Victor Nallah area of Salotri sector along the Line of Control in Haveli tehsil of Poonch early this morning. Official sources said early this morning suspected movement of armed persons from Pakistan side was noticed by troops of 22 Sikh. Army troops chased them and a gun battle started between intruders and the jawans early this morning at aroun...
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India’s defence preparedness should always be optimal: Jaitley
CHITRADURGA (KARNATAKA), May 28(Agencies): In a veiled reference to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said it perpetuated a security threat for nearly 70 years and hence India’s defence preparedness should always be optimal. Inaugurating the country’s first ever Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), set up near here for testing unmanned and manned aircraft being developed locally, he said India was geographically located in a region that w...
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Cartoon Corner
Forest fire in V’ Devi hills doused
JAMMU, May 28: The suspended Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, due to forest fire in the Vaishno Devi Hills, resumed early this morning. A major fire broke out last night in Trikuta hills of Katra town in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. “The new battery car track which was closed last night due to wild fire in forests of Trikuta Hills, was thrown open this morning for the pilgrims,” official sources here said. They said that teams of fire and em...
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21-yr old Kashmiri man's alleged plan to join ISIS foiled, deported from Turkey
SRINAGAR, May 29 (Agencies): A 21-year-old Kashmiri man, who was allegedly trying to join the terror group ISIS, has been deported from Turkey to India after being picked up by Turkish authorities, official sources here said today. Srinagar resident Afshan Parvaiz was deported from the Turkish capital of Ankara on May 25 and whisked away to an undisclosed destination by security agencies in Delhi, the sources said. He was being assessed by var...
> KU postpones all exams slated for May 29, 30
> CEO injured in stone pelting
> 2 boys cross LoC inadvertently taken in custody by army
> IGP Kashmir seeks cooperation in fight against unlawful activities
> Work on Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund, Kargil-Zanaskar highway projects to start soon: Naeem
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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Maoists distribute pamphlets, warn Akshay, Saina for helping families of martyrs
RAIPUR, May 29 (Agencies): Expressing anger over extending the monetary assistance to families of CRPF jawans killed in Naxal ambush in Sukma, Maoists have warned Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. The local units of banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) have distributed pamphlets in Bastar, Chattisgarh and asked celebrities and well-known personalities to stand by the oppressed tribals and raise a voice again...
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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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SRO preps for maiden launch of heaviest rocket that could take Indians into space 'if all goes well'
NEW DELHHI, May 28 (Agencies): As the month of June inches closer, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for the maiden launch of India's heaviest rocket into space in the first week. Touted to be as heavy as 200 fully-grown Asian elephants, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mark-III) could well be the vehicle to take Indians into space. The heaviest rocket ever made by India, the GSLV Mark III is...
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