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Cop suffers head injury during clashes in Pulwama village
Militants attack Shopian PP, flee after retaliation from guards
ANANTNAG, Aug 18: A policeman was wounded during the clashes in Murran village of southern Pulwama district where as the militants attacked the police post guarding national conference leader and party's former lawmaker in neighboring district Shopian. Official and local sources said that the clashes erupted after scores of youth in Murran village threw stones at the police vehicles on way to another village of the area. The policemen after ...
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Centre announces Rs 500 Cr against demand of Rs 2000 Cr
More heavy rains likely in Kerala as death toll rises
CM puts death toll at 357
KOCHI, Aug 18(Agencies): India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue. In the meanwhile, the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has estimated that more than two million people have been forced to move into relief camps since the monsoon season brought torre...
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Amarnath yatra on despite drastic fall in numbers
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Amarnath yatra continues despite drastic decrease in the number of pilgrims. Every year the number of yatris comes down before the culmination of pilgrimage mostly due to melting of Shiv lingam at holy cave. The yatra started on June 28 and will come to an end on August 26. This morning fresh batches of yatris left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps early this morning. Meanwhile, the yatra was resumed from Jammu after re...
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Will donate month’s salary for Kerala: Omar
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: National Conference vice-president and MLA Omar Abdullah today said he would donate a month’s salary to the relief efforts in flood-ravaged Kerala, and appealed to Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra to send some assistance to the southern state. The deadliest deluge in close to a century has claimed 194 lives in Kerala since August 8, and dealt a body blow to the scenic state, wrecking its tourism industry, destroying standi...
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Article 35A issue
Business bodies, civil society endorse JRL protest call
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Valley based business bodies and civil society groups today endorsed Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) shutdown and protest call against PIL challenging Article 35A. The amalgam which claimed to have support of 27 trade bodies across the state maintained that people of Kashmir will not allow abrogation of Article 35A which guarantees protection to their state subject law. “Since Article 35A is a political commitment between t...
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Pellet victims protest, seek financial assistance
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Pellet victims from different parts of the valley today held peaceful protest here seeking financial help from the general public on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Holding placards in their hands which read “we are helpless and hapless, stop using pellet guns” dozens of pellet victims including some girls appeared at Press Enclave here this afternoon and staged protests seeking end of the use of pellet guns in the valley. The protes...
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3 militants killed in Tangdhar: Police
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Police today said army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara and killed 3 militants. A police official said an encounter started after the army challenged a group of militants at the LoC. He said the militants opened fire on the army, triggering off a gunfight. Director General of police, Dr Shesh Paul Vaid, said in a tweet: “Three militants killed by army while infiltrating in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara to...
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Mehbooba meets Vohra
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. An official spokesman said governor discussed with Mufti issues relating to the forthcoming elections to municipalities and panchayats and stressed that large-scale participation in both these polls would go a long way in strengthening grass – root level democracy in the urban and rural areas. Mehbooba said she and her ...
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Cong not to be part of any govt: Mir
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president G A Mir Saturday ruled out the possibility of his party becoming part of any alliance for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to a Srinagar based news agency, Mir said Congress was neither in touch with MLAs of any party nor it desired to be part of any alliance for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Saying that Congress would sit in the opposition ...
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Concentrate on Kashmir’s positivity: Abraham
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Actor John Abraham Saturday called upon filmmakers to concentrate on Kashmir’s positivity and beauty instead of its politics, saying it is the responsibility of the film industry to make sure they show the state in a positive light. “Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places in the world, which needs to be presented in a good way. I have read about Kashmir and know its history since 1947. “I know the situation and how thing...
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Guv reviews NHIDCL roads, tunnel projects
SRINAGAR, Aug 18: Governor N N Vohra Saturday chaired a meeting to review the pace at which the vital Z Morh and Zojila tunnel projects and certain major road projects were being executed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. Nagendra Nath Sinha, Managing Director, NHIDCL made a presentation to inform that under the Z Morh Tunnel Project, 42 percent of the physical progress had been achieved in the case of...
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Hope Imran as PM to be good for India: Sidhu
ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (Agencies): Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Saturday hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s accession to the Prime Minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the special guests present at Khan’s oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad today. Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa after arrivi...
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Sidhu faces opposition’s ire; courts controversy over hugging Gen Bajwa
CHANDIGARH, Aug 18(Agencies): The opposition in Punjab today targetted Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan's Prime Minister, with the BJP describing his visit to Islamabad as "shameful." It also asked the cricketer-turned-politician whether it was necessary to visit Pakistan at a time when India was mourning the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Sidhu's hug with Pakistan Army ...
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Soldier killed in Handwara encounter
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: A security man was killed between security forces and militants during a cordon and search operation at Kachlu Kralgund area of Handwara today. Reports said that security forces cordoned off Kachlu village after getting inputs about the presence of militants during wee hours. However, as soon as the operation started, militants opened fire on soldiers resulting in the fatal injuries of a soldier who later on succumbed to his ...
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Cartoon Corner
Tarigami asks India, Pak to initiate fresh dialogue on Kashmir
JAMMU, Aug 18: CPI (M) secretary and four time MLA Kulgam, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday appealed both the neighbouring countries including India and Pakistan to initiate a fresh dialogue process to resolve the Kashmir issue. Tarigami also urged to accommodate all the voices from the state including the dissent voices here to make the dialogue process fruitful. Talking to a Srinagar based news agency, Tarigami said, “A fresh dialogue in...
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PDP delegation calls on Guv over article 35A
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today called on Governor N N Vohra here and emphasised the need to defend Article 35A, which guarantees special status to the state, before the Supreme Court. The delegation led by senior leader Abdul Rehman Veeri included Ghulam Nabi Lone, Ashraf Mir, Mehbooba Beg and Nizamuddin Bhat, a party spokesman said. "The delegation conveyed to the Governor their concern over the offensi...
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> Voters registered for Assembly segments entitled to vote for Municipal areas also: CEO
> Labour & Employment Deptt rationalises inspections
> Law Deptt calls for regular monitoring of cases pending in courts
Vajpayee was an out and out RSS man, only with a mask
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth. —Voltaire George Bernard Shaw, the great author and playwright wrote, "All autobiographies are lies. I do not mean unconscious, unintentional lies. I mean deliberate lies." While it is difficult to disprove him, off late, a new trend has emerged - of eulogizing the dead and re-imagining them in ways that may sound flattering but are quite divorced from reality, thus making m...
> Weakening Re worrisome
> Election year speech
> Attack on Umar Khalid is symptom of encouraging violence and intolerance through consistent campaigns to vilify dissenters
> Deaths in sewage pit
> FRDI Bill withdrawal
NRC and the Rationale of 'Final Solution'
By Ram Kumar Thakur
"The politics and rationale behind NRC at a face value is utilitarian at its core 'greatest happiness of the greatest number'. The number games needs to be historicized and humanized and the challenges of producing and procuring certificates must be reflexive to variety of contexts in which people in the margins live and navigate. The human costs cannot be unburdened through immediacy." Recently, I came across two films dominated by a theme of ...
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LS elections in December is now a strong possibility
By Nitya Chakraborty
In the wake of the Independence Day address of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the publication of an opinion poll of a news channel that the Congress has good chance of regaining all the three states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh in the coming assembly elections, the highest level of the BJP leadership is seriously thinking of proponing the Lok Sabha poll to December this year coinciding with the assembly elections. A close a...
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Death of an international icon Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Dear Editor, In the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, world and not only India has lost an international icon whose oratory skill was certainly unmatched in the global community. Central government could have diplomatically approached foreign countries so that foreign dignitaries from all around the world could come to New Delhi for attending the funeral of Dhruv Tara – Polar Star. In such an event, funeral could be held on 17.08.2018 -Sunday. It ...
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> Central govt does well to scrutinise recommended names for judges
> Address abnormal profit-margin
> Canopy should have statue of martyr of freedom struggle
Kerala floods death toll reaches 167, Modi to review situation today
NEW DELHI, Aug 17(Agencies): As devastating floods triggered by incessant rains continue to wreak havoc in Kerala taking the death toll to 167, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning announced of his travel to the state in the evening to take stock of the unfortunate situation. The PM also said he spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the morning and discussed the flood situation across the state. He also reviewed the rescue operat...
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> Chhattisgarh Guv Balramji Dass Tandon dies at 90
> China’s PLA troops enter Indian territory in Ladakh, pitch tents
Genoa bridge collapse: Italy PM declares 12-month state of emergency
ROME, Aug 17(Agencies): Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency after a section of a motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa claiming 39 lives. Conte announced on Wednesday that he had allocated five million euros for the smooth facilitation of search and rescue operations. He added that his administration would withdraw the concession from Autostrade, the private company responsible for the maintenance of ...
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Wrestling competition in Bhaderwah from August 18
JAMMU, Aug 17: Wrestlers from various parts of the country will participate in wrestling competition which will be held on August 18 to 19 August in Bhaderwah town, in the premises of Govt Hr Sec School boys Bhaderwah. “The Dangal is being organised by the Youth Action Committee in association with Indian Army and other organisations ,” President of the Committee , Naseer Mehboob Padder said.“This event is a regular feature in Bhaderwah for th...
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> Poonch TT team leaves Distt level competition
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> Roll Ball trials on Aug 21
Bihar: Under Secretary posted at Patna Secretariat shot at, dies
Patna, Aug 17(Agencies): An Under Secretary posted at the Patna Secretariat died after unidentified persons opened fire at him on Tuesday morning. According to news agency ANI, the assailants barged into his house this morning. He was later admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. Details of the victim have not yet been released. According to reports, at least six other persons were injured in the attack. This is yet to be confirme...
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