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Pak shelling targets 40 BoPs, 24 villages on IB
JAMMU, Aug 25: Pakistan troops heavily shelled and fired upon 40 Border out Posts (BoPs) and 24 villages along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts since late last night. However, three villagers were injured in late night firing on Sunday in Ramgargh sector of Samba district and they were hospitalized. BSF troops gave a befitting reply by responding strongly with equal caliber weapons to Pakistan’s firing which resulted in he...
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India will give befitting reply to Pak: Amit Shah
KATHUA, Aug 25: BJP National president Amit Shah today said the Narendra Modi government and the Indian army will give a "befitting reply" to shelling from Pakistan along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a rally here BJP national chief, Amit shah said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has clearly said that if Pakistan resorts to firing, we will definitely give a befitting reply to them. Shah had earlier visited two camp...
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CM: ‘Aaya Ram Gaya Ram’trend grips politics
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today described the present day politics as “Aaya Ram Gaya Ram” politics. He was speaking in the legislative assembly during obituary references. “Unlike the past, today’s politics is like that of Aaya Ram Gaya Ram. If you do not give mandate to a leader, he will quit party within no time and join another party. If you will not give ministry to a politician, he would get angry and raise a banner of...
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Khalida upset with Farooq’s defeat
Blames enemies in NC for his defeat
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Speaking for the first time on the defeat of her brother and National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha polls, Begum Khalida Shah, president Awami National Conference (ANC) today said that she was upset with his loss in the polls. She, however, put the blame for his defeat on his party, its leadership and “enemies within the party” saying that NC is a safe haven for “enemies”. The party leadership gre...
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PDP team without Mehbooba, Beig
Omar acts like angry young man
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: During the concluding moments of the first day of assembly session today, chief minister Omar Abdullah acted like an angry young man as PDP tried to raise the issue of “callousness of the state government towards the apple growers whose fruit has been damaged by recent hailstorm in south Kashmir.” The PDP team in the house was without the most vocal leaders Mehbooba Mufti and Muzaffar Hussain Beig, who are now members of Lok S...
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PDP moves adjournment motion in LA
Seeks debate over govt’s failure to grant amnesty to youth
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: PDP today moved an adjournment motion in the legislative assembly (LA) to seek a debate over the situation arisen due to the insecurity among the youth over the government’s failure to grant amnesty from FIRs and cases registered against them. The party legislators, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Nizamudin Bhat, Rafi Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Khalil Bhand, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, Abdul Haq Khan, Musht...
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New administrative units to be made functional from September
Rs. 1140.21-cr required for creation of permanent infrastructure
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: State government requires an amount of Rs.1140.21 crore for creation of permanent infrastructure for newly created administrative units across the state. Nearly Rs 105.00 crore is needed for providing salaries and other official expenses annually in these units, which will be made functional from September. This was revealed in a reply to a question asked by PDP MLA Chaudhary Zulfiqar Ali in the assembly. The reply says tha...
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Truce violations to figure in DGMOs’ meet
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (Agencies): Indian Army is likely to raise the issue of ceasefire violations during the DGMO-level talks scheduled tomorrow. The two DGMOs hold talks every Tuesday over the hotline during which they discuss various issues between the two forces along the Line of Control and other areas. During talks, the Indian side is likely to raise the issue of frequent ceasefire violations and lodge protest over the issue, Army sources sa...
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Cong finalises names of its candidates
Salman, Akram to contest LA polls
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Congress party today finalised names of party candidates for the assembly elections. The first list of the party candidates will be announced within couple of days. Salman Soz, son of PCC president Prof Saif-ul-Din Soz, is likely to contest from Baramulla. Similarly Akram Chaudhry son of late Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam will contest from Surankot assembly constituency. The closed door meeting which was presided by PCC president P...
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Poll boycott: Participation by ‘other means’
Mohammad Sayeed Malik
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: The eventual outcome of elections in J&K is, conventionally, determined as much by the visible contest between the contending rivals as it is influenced by the dynamics of not-so-visible equation between participants and (apparently) non-participants. The name of the game is poll boycott. Over the past few years, this game has been developed into fine art of deception. It provides a convenient camouflage for its promoters and...
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Shutdown in Soura on Omar Qayoom’s death anniversary
CM disappointed us: Affected family
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: A shutdown amid protests was observed at Soura today on the fourth death anniversary of 17-year old Umar Qayoom. His family alleges that Umar died due to police torture on August 25, 2010 during the summer unrest. Abdul Qayoom, father of the deceased youth, told media that after the defeat of National Conference in recently concluded Parliament elections, he had pinned hopes on chief minister Omar Abdullah that he would help h...
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Militant, jawan killed in Kupwara encounters
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: A militant and a soldier were killed in two different encounters in Kupwara district, a defence spokesman said. He added that a militant was killed in Kunda Nar area of Keran Sector along the Line of Control and one soldier was injured at Baran Gali, Lolab who later succumbed to his injuries. The body of the slain militant along with an AK-47 rifle and other warlike stores has been recovered. The identity of the militant is be...
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‘LoC tensions will continue till K-issue resolved: Speaker
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Speaker legislative assembly Mubarak Gul today said firing and shelling on Line of Control (LoC) would continue till Kashmir issue is not resolved. His comments came after Panthers party member Balwant Singh Mankotia tried to disrupt the proceedings of the House over the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops. Mankotia alleged that state government did not react over the issue while the House should condemn ceasefir...
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Azad was privy to Guru’s hanging: Lal Singh
‘Cong a party of deceit, deception; Azad over-ambitious’
JAMMU, Aug 25: Claiming that the former Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was privy to the hanging of parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, the former Congress veteran and BJP’s new entrant Lal Singh today said that Azad must recollect about event that led to Guru’s hanging. Singh today made his formal entry from Congress to BJP in presence of BJP national president Amit Shah in Jammu said that Azad was very much aware when and wh...
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NC, BJP workers clash in R S PURA
RS PURA, Aug 25: A scuffle on Monday broke out between the workers of National Conference and BJP ahead of Amit Shah's arrival at the border migrant camp in R S Pura forward area of Jammu district. The NC leader from R S Pura, Taranjeet Singh Tony along with his workers came to the border migrant camp in higher secondary school at R S Pura where Shah was scheduled to meet the migrants and address them at a function. Tony insisted on putting hi...
> 4 killed in 2 Samba accidents
> Arms, explosives seized in Banihal
> SVO summons Dir horticulture
> Rusted grenade found in Bari Brahmana
> 4 cops get Sher-i-Kashmir medals
Employees detained during protest
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Fifteen daily wagers and casual workers were arrested during a protest at Press Enclave here. Hundreds of their colleagues protested at Press Colony on the call given by Kashmir Joint Action Committee (KJAC), for regularization of daily wagers and casual workers. As the protesting employees reached Press Colony, the police asked them to disperse but they insisted on going ahead with the demonstration, following which 15 among...
> AFAD Secy Gen banned entry
> J&K issues should be resolved through dialogue: Vohra
> Separate ICDS Directorate to reinforce
> 2 found dead in Srinagar and Anantnag
> 1 dies, 1 injured in road accidents
Saffron revolution in J&K?
Successive governments at the centre and Jammu and Kashmir appear to be deeply involved in politics over development and research on saffron production in some areas of the state instead of enhancing the produce. The recent re-launch of saffron development project by the union agriculture minister is a pointer in this direction as its inauguration has been execute for the second time in less than last five years. This came close on the heels of ...
> Escalation on LoC IB
> Dissent is old fashioned, hooliganism and bullying chic - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Blind man’s bluff
> India’s jingoism, Pak’s political crisis
> Calling off FS level talks
Who's afraid of the diplomatic dwarf?
By Guilherme Casarões
Among the many debates raging about the recent Gaza conflict, an unlikely diplomatic quarrel has erupted between Brazil and Israel. As the Brazilian government pulled out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation", condemning Israeli military acts in Gaza as disproportionate, the Netanyahu administration reacted with blunt indignation. While some degree of disappointment on Israel's part was expected, few predicted that an irate declaration...
> Learning To Rest..! - By Robert Clements
> India blunders on Pakistan - By Praful Bidwai
> The Ban Game..! - By Robert Clements
> Construct a toilet to honour women - By Rakhi Ghosh
> Biodiversity and our cultural setups - By Prof Mohd Junaid Jazib
From Havana to Bali, third world gets the crumbs
By Chakravarthi Raghavan
The world of today is considerably different from the one at the end of the Second World War; there are no more any colonies, though there are still some 'dependent' territories. In the 1950s and 1960s, as the decolonisation process unfolded, in most of the newly independent countries leaders emerged who had simply fought against foreign rule, without much thought on their post-independence economic and social objectives and policies. Some nai...
> Conversation with a living legend of non violence: Iron Lady of Manipur - By Ravi Nitesh
> Climate change and conflict raise border women's vulnerability to landmines - By Chetna Verma
> Labour exploitation a lucrative industry - By Kanaga Raja
> The Gaza War: A caucus race - By Gwynne Dyer
> Communal polarisation threat to national unity - By Dr Satish Misra
Free purified drinking-water
Dear Editor, It refers to reports that San Francisco after long deliberations for nine months has ultimately banned sale of packaged drinking water taking it as a right of citizen to get free a natural resource. There was a golden era in India when philanthropists and others used to set up free water-huts in every part of cities and road-sides. But with increasing commercialization and price-rise of land and shops, traders and others have disco...
> Poor road conditions cause accident
> English is going to stay
> Plea to PM on executions
> Committee-reports to probe riots
> Pathetic condition of Circular Road
Col ‘misbehaves’ with junior's wife
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Agencies): The wife of an Army officer has alleged that her husband's commanding officer misbehaved with her during a public function prompting the Army to order a probe into the matter. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered after the wife of the officer filed a written complaint with the senior authorities against the Colonel, who is heading an infantry unit in Sriganganagar in Rajasthan, sources said here. The Colonel ...
> Won't leave Ram Mandir issue, will raise it in 2015: VHP
> Maharashtra Guv K. Sankaranarayanan resigns
> 1 killed, 6 injured in clash in Kanpur
> UPA pressured me to omit names from reports: Vinod Rai
> Won't BJP MP's movie promote Love?: Akhilesh cites Hema over 'Love Jihad'
Pak objects to Kishanganga, 4 other dams on Chenab
LAHORE, Aug 25 (Agencies): The second round of talks between Pakistani and Indian water authorities were held here today in which they discussed the disputed issues under the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. Pakistan's Indus Waters Treaty Commissioner Asif Baig Mirza is heading the Pakistani team while the 10-member Indian delegation is led by K Vohra. Mirza said the annual formal talks with the Indian delegation started yesterday and would continue ...
> China executes eight militants from Xinjiang for terror attacks
> 2 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on 48th day of war
> Pakistan govt rejects protesters' demand as talks fail to resolve Logjam
> Death toll in Hiroshima landslides rises to 50, 38 missing: Police
> Don't let even the PM leave, says Qadri as protestors besiege Pak parliament
Taekwondo championship concludes
JAMMU, Aug 24: Jammu & Kashmir Taekwondo Association organized “16th J&K State (Sub-Junior/ Cadet) Kyorugi/ Poomsae Taekwondo Championship 2014” and 5th Open J&K State Taekwondo Championship 2014” was concluded at Dogra Brahmin Pratinidhi Sabha, Parade, Jammu The Chief Guest of the closing ceremony was Yogesh Shawney Former Sports Minister J&K While speaking on the occasion congratulated all the participants/organizers and wished more ...
> MHAC Nagbani girls bag U-19 basketball title
> J&K national footballer passes away
> Food and Supplies blanks SRTC in football
> Soham of DPS, Meenal of KV Sunjwan win U-13 titles
> Sheikhpora Premier League T-10 tourney held
Blackmoney: Probe Panel Asks Acc Holders to Submit Details
New Delhi, Aug 24 (Agencies): More Sharing Services Share on facebook Share on pinterest_share Share on twitter Share on email Tax investigators pursuing instances of blackmoney stashed abroad by Indians have finally been able to circumvent the Swiss secrecy code by asking over 100 such account holders to submit their own details of personal balances in these banks, brought under the tax net recently, for less penal action for evasion. The tax...
> 2G Scam: Court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal
> Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica
> Negligence caused fire at GAIL pipeline in Andhra: Oil Min
> Low growth, high inflation not acceptable: Jaitley
> India, Singapore decide to scale up trade ties
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