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Siachen Glacier survivor’s condition worsens
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (Agencies): The condition of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who is being treated at Army's Research and Referral hospital for frost bite, has worsened. Siachen braveheart, who defied death for six days buried under snow, has deteriorated further, the Army Research and Referral Hospital said on Wednesday even as a team of experts from AIIMS joined the military doctors in their bid to save the soldier's life. Lance Naik Kopp...
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PDP, BJP leaders meet in Jammu: 'Nothing political about it'
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: Amid the deadlock and stalemate over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, some senior leaders of BJP and PDP met in Jammu to discuss the ongoing situation. Sources divulged to KNS that the former education minister Naeem Akhtar, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s political advisor Peerzada Mansoor, former R&B minister Syed Altaf Bukhari, former deputy chief minister Dr. Nirmal Singh and former forest minister Bali Bhagat...
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Protests amid restrictions in Lal Chowk
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: Authorities today imposed at Lal Chowk today to foil the protest programme of separatists demanding the mortal remains of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guroo. JKLF leaders and its supporters were detained by police when they were holding a protest demonstration at Sariebala demanding the mortal remains of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guroo. The authorities today imposed restrictions in several areas of the ci...
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Hanamanthappa chose ‘conflict areas'
JAMMU, Feb 10: Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who is in a critical condition after miraculously surviving six days buried under snow on the Siachen glacier, chose difficult areas over "peace" postings and fought for 10 years in conflict areas. "The brave solider displayed a high degree of initiative and has served 10 years in difficult and challenging areas out of 13 years of total service," a senior army officer said. Hanamanthappa, who hai...
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J&K govt deadlock: Cong mocks BJP-PDP 'compromise'
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (Agencies): Reiterating her party's stand over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader Ambika Soni on Wednesday alleged the ideological compromise made by the PDP and BJP to come to power now stands exposed. "The Congress has the same stand as before. We knew from the beginning that the two parties, which have come together, have completely contrasting views from each other. But they made compromises to come...
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Ministers yet to vacate govt bungalows
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: The ministers of the PDP- BJP coalition are yet to vacate their official bungalows despite governor’s rule imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since the past one month. According to a KNS news report, though these former ministers were entitled to reside in these official bungalows for a month and were supposed to vacate them within that period but not even a single one except that of the chief minister’s residence at J...
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‘Prolonged dry weather taking a toll on health’
Influenza, other viral disease risk on rise
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: The prolonged dry weather condition in Kashmir is taking a toll on the health of people across the valley. The health experts revealed that owing to prevailing cold and dry weather spells an increase was reported in the cases of viral and the chest related disease during past one month in valley. They said most of the patients visiting hospitals these days complained of respiratory issues. They said the heath ailments includin...
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Disclose stand on Principal GMC post: HC to govt
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: The High Court has asked the state government to disclose its stand by or before next week on filing up of post of Principal in Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar on regular basis. As the matter came up for hearing, a division bench of Justice M. H Attar and B. S Walia issued the orders asking the state government to apprise the court about its decision within a week. On January 1, this year, the High Court had directe...
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Slight respite from cold conditions in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: The minimum temperature rose above the freezing point at most places in Kashmir due to cloud cover, even as rain or snowfall is expected over the next few days. The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, rose over three notches from the previous night's low of minus 0.8 degrees Celsius to settle at 2.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department in Srinagar said. He said Pa...
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Trade worth Rs 3700-Cr through Uri-Muzaffarabad Road
SRINAGAR, Feb 10: Trade worth Rs 3700 crore was done through Uri-Muzaffarabad road since 2008. 31567 trucks have so far carried goods from Uri to Muzaffarabad, where as 2881 trucks have carried goods from Muzaffarabad to Uri during that period. This was revealed at a meeting of officers at Kam Post in Uri sector today. Deputy commissioner Baramulla Yasha Mudgal chaired the meeting, which was also attended by sub-divisional magistrate Uri, joi...
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SPOs’ honorarium hike to be discussed: DGP
‘Will ensure transparency in recruitment policy’
KUPWARA, Feb 10: Stating that the hike in Special Police Officer’s (SPO) honorarium will be discussed in a meeting in Delhi on February 15, Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Wednesday said that police is trying its level best to help the people in every aspect. Rajendra while addressing to the people in police-public meet here at Sogam Lolab said that the effect of the honorarium of Jammu and Kashmir SPO’s which was hiked by the Indi...
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JNU orders enquiry into event on Afzal Guru
NEW DELHI, Feb 10: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration today ordered a "discplinary" enquiry into holding of an event on campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru despite cancellation of permission, as protests by members of ABVP rocked the university demanding expulsion of the student organisers. Maintaining that the act by students amounted to "indiscipline" and any talk about disintegration of nation cannot be "national", the uni...
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Deptts asked to extend online services through CSCs
JAMMU, Feb 10: The Department of Information Technology (IT) Wednesday asked all the departments to extend their online services through the network of Common Service Centres (CSC) established by it. For the purpose the department took up the matter with PDD, Election department, Kashmir University, SMVDU, Housing and Urban Development department and Census department. “Already the department has integrated the services of three key selection...
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Army officer en route to J&K goes missing
KOLKATA, Feb 10 (Agencies): A young Army officer has gone missing under mysterious circumstances while on his way to join duty in Jammu & Kashmir after leave. The officer, Capt Shikhar Deep (25), is posted in 8 Sikh Light Infantry Regiment. He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Anant Kumar living at Mahenderpur in Purnia of Bihar. Lt Col Kumar, a serving officer of 623 EME battalion at Ranchi, told Deccan Chronicle on Wednesday that his son had ...
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Advisor reviews upcoming 10th, 12th JKBOSE exam preparations
JAMMU, Feb 10: Advisor to the Governor Parvez Dewan Wednesday reviewed preparations with respect to upcoming 10th and 12th class examinations being conducted by Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) in the 7 districts of Jammu division under summer zone. Chairing a video conference with concerned Deputy Commissioners, the Advisor urged them to ensure smooth conduct of examinations free from any malpractice. During the meeting instr...
> HC directs 13 Adm Secys to file status report in 2 weeks
> SVC disposes of 2928 cases in less than 3 years
> FY closure: Finance deptt issues circular
> Ganai to meet public on daily basis
> Pamphlets for Faktu’s release in Kishtwar
NFSA being implemented in J&K: Advisor
SRINAGAR, Feb 8: The Jammu and Kashmir government is implementing National Food Security Act in the state with consumers being allotted ration under the new food act by 15th of this month, Governor NN Vohra’s advisor Parvez Dewan said on Monday. According to the KNS correspondent, Parvez Dewan who is incharge of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in the state, said the new food act is being implanted in Jammu and Kashmir in near futur...
> PDP-BJP alliance intact: Drabu
> Cold Intensifies in Kashmir
> J&K Bank kicks off H1N1 Influenza vaccination drive for staff
> Handwara shuts to remember massacre victims
> Cops not to retain weapons on leave
Taxing life-saving drugs
The central government's move to withdraw exemptions and increase duty on about 100 odd imported life-saving drugs and medicines last week is likely to adversely affect the patients needing immediate treatments for cancer, HIV, diabetes, women's health, heart and kidney disorders. These drugs will suddenly become costlier for thousands of patients in India where manufacturing of such medicines is yet to take off under the much touted 'Make in In...
> Maqbool and Guru
> Siachen conundrum
> Maneka's poor conception
> The racist, chauvinist missile of self claimed 'victimised' actor - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> J&K govt formation in limbo
Maqbool Butt's fascinating mystique
By Mohammad Sayeed Malik
His debatable methodology aside, Butt remained consistently committed to achieving an 'independent, secular, democratic, reunited (1947) Jammu and Kashmir'. The entrenched political class on both sides of the Line of Control detested and feared him for his romantic belief in the correctness of his course. Governments in India and Pakistan saw him as each other's 'agent' or tolerated him as a 'convenient' entity in the game of one-upmanship, ev...
> Plumber by Default..! - By Robert Clements
> Is India racist? - By Poonam I Kaushish
> In the Company of Fools..! - By Robert Clements
> A Noose Around The BJP's Neck - By Anand Teltumbde
> Who's afraid of the long partition - By Garga Chatterjee
Mohammad Maqbool Butt: An untold Story - II
By Zafar Meraj
"The document produced by the Attorney General was just a piece of paper. Though neatly typed, it bore no signature, no seal, nothing." Tihar Jail where Maqbool Butt's mortal remains are buried Pathak narrated the story: "Maqbool Butt knew that the last attempt to save him had failed and there was no other chance left now. However, he was very cool, very calm. He thanked me and asked to convey his gratitude to Muzaffar Baigh and Raja Tufail fo...
> Mohammad Maqbool Butt: An untold Story - I - By Zafar Meraj
> The Plight of Kashmiri Pandits - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> The Petabytes age - By Tajamul Hussain
> Mehbooba Mufti gets aggressive with BJP - By Harihar Swarup
> Jaitely-Rajan cleft seen widening before Budget 2016-17 - By R.C. Rajamani
Reinstating RK Pachauri
Dear Editor, Reinstatement of RK Pachauri at The Energy Research Institute (TERI) at a newly created post for him despite an internal TERI committee having earlier found him guilty for charges of sexual harassment is indeed shocking. Even central government has not yet taken any action to snatch country’s second-highest civilian honour Padmavibhushan (and other similar honours) awarded to him in the year 2008. It is time that central governme...
> Sagar Ke Kalam Se
> Monkey Menace
> Stalemate over government formation continues
> Did someone send such amount to MF Husain or Mahatma Gandhi?
> Dwindling agriculture sector a major cause of concern
Headley’s video deposition changes nothing
MUMBAI, Feb 10 (Agencies): On 26 November 2008 when the Mumbai attacks began, the Intelligence Bureau headquarters in Delhi went into a tizzy. Sleuths were at a loss figuring out who could be behind this audacious terrorist operation in the heart of the financial capital of the nation. Some of the attackers were wearing sacred threads on their wrist, normally adorned by Hindus. “Just who are they?” was the question of bafflement going around. S...
> 26/11: Headley's deposition adjourned due to technical glitch
> Visva Bharati: HRD ministry sends VC file again to President
> Man gets 10-yr jail for raping minor girl
> Akhilesh govt doing cover up of Shamli incident: BJP
> 3 alleged ISIS sympathisers sent to 10 days' custody
Indo-Pak ties tense after Pathankot attack: Clapper
WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Agencies) : Indo-Pak relations “remain tense” after the Pathankot terror attack and India’s engagement with Pakistan this year may depend on Islamabad’s willingness to take action against those linked to the incident, US intelligence chief has said. “Relations between Pakistan and India remain tense despite the resumption of a bilateral dialogue in December,” James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate ...
> Ex-Pak minister rubbishes Headley's testimony as “a pack of lies”
> Relations between B'desh and India better than in past: Khan
> 4 feared dead in Myanmar military plane crash: Officials
> ‘US committed to bringing 26/11 perpetrators to justice’
> Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala dies
Acid test for Secy Sports Council to conducts free, fair Feb 17 elections
JAMMU, Feb 10: Since its inception, Jammu and Kashmir Olympic Association is making utter mockery of ‘Sports Guidelines’ , All India Services Rules 1968, and ‘National Sports Development Code ’ has been reduced to a private limited company. It would an acid test for the Secretary State Sports Council Javaid Shah to conduct free and fair J&K Olympic Association elections which is schedule to be held in Jammu on February 17, 2016. He said...
> Commerce College lifts JU Inter Collegiate Cricket trophy
> Dansal Chadali Challengers, Khanpur Panthers register convincing victory
> JU Softball team leaves for All India Inter-University Competition
> J&K holds Delhi to draw, Qualify final
> JKPS students represents state at NSG 2015-16
Govt to meet FY16 tax revenue target: Adhia
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (Agencies): Weeks before it presents Budget for the next fiscal, the government today said it will achieve the tax revenue target for the current year with larger-than- budgeted indirect tax collections making up for a possible shortfall in direct taxes. After two successive years of revising downward the tax revenue target, fiscal 2015-16 which ends on March 31 is likely to see tax revenue target of Rs 14.49 lakh crore being ...
> Air India hikes domestic ticket cancellation charges by 500
> Flying from New Delhi to get cheaper from May 1
> Najeeb Jung offers 300-cr loan to 2 MCDs to end stir
> Petrol prices ease by four paise, Diesel down by three
> Subsidies meant for needy, not wealthy: Jaitley
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