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Kashmir death toll 50 as 2 more succumb to injuries
Strict curfew, general strike continue to paralyse normal life
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: The death toll in the ongoing unrest went to 50 today as two more injured succumbed to their injuries in hospitals here. Forty eight civilians have been killed in police and security forces firing on protestors and two policemen in protestors’ violence. Normal life was paralysed for the 15th consecutive day today in view of a curfew at a number of places and a general strike called by separatists in rest of Kashmir Valley. Cur...
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NC seeks sustained dialogue with Pak, separatists in J&K
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: National Conference today asked the centre to initiate a sustained dialogue with Pakistan as well as separatists groups in Jammu and Kashmir for evolving a consensus for a mutually acceptable solution to the political issue. The party also said it would be a travesty to treat the current unrest in the Valley as a mere law and order problem. This was conveyed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is here since yesterday to revie...
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4453 students from J&K appear in NEET
93% students appeared in Kashmir, 82% in Jammu
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 24: Despite curfew and general strike, National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) was today conducted at eight facilitation centres across the state. Out of around 4841 students 4453 appeared in the test in Jammu and Kashmir, marking an overall presence of 87.74 percent. The test was conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) throughout the country today. In Kashmir, out of 1740 students, 1621 appeared in the te...
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Separatists extend strike call till July 29
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Yasin Malik today extended their strike call till July 29. In a joint statement, they said, “On Monday (July 25), people in large numbers should move towards south Kashmir’s Anantnag district and to participate in a rally to be held at Lal Chowk there after the afternoon) prayers to express solidarity with people there and pay tributes to ...
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AFSPA revoke must start on trial basis: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said process to revoke AFSPA must start on experimental basis. “We are not saying that AFSPA must be revoked immediately and in entirety, but the process can be started on experimental basis,” said Mufti. She said that only after revoking AFSPA in few areas, situation can be assessed. “After revoking AFSPA in few areas, we can assess the situation there. If successful we can revoke it in ent...
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Centre wants emotional ties with Kashmir: Rajnath
‘Will hold talks once peace and normalcy is restored’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Stating that not violence but dialogue is the only option for solution of all issues, union home minister Rajnath Singh today said that central government will hold talks once peace and normalcy is restored in Kashmir. “There can be issues where we have disagreements. But such things can be tackled through dialogue. Let the situation improve, we will talk to whosoever needed and will take chief minister Mehbooba Mufti into co...
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Modi junked ‘romanticism’ in foreign policy: Madhav
‘Kashmir is undoubtedly ours’
HYDERABAD, Jul 24 (aGENCIES: Bharatiya Janata Party National General Secretary V Ram Madhav has asserted that “Kashmir is undoubtedly ours.” Stating that under the NDA government the country moved towards a “pragmatic” foreign policy from earlier “romanticism”, BJP general secretary said the Centre would talk to Pakistan, but on “our terms.” In a talk on “Look East, Act East, What Next?, organized by “Awareness in Action Hyderabad”, Madhav sai...
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Kashmir in agony, people have lost faith: Azad
MORADABAD (Uttar Pradesh), July 24 (Agencies): Asserting that the Centre needs to re-establish faith and trust with the people of the Kashmir Valley, the Congress Party today set three issues before the government that needs to be fixed with utmost priority to find a solution to the tense situation in the state. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said it is the Centre's direct responsibility to fix the situation as they are ...
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BSF-Pak Rangers talks this week
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NEW DELHI, July 24: Border guarding forces of India and Pakistan will hold their bi-annual DG-level talks on issues related to ceasefire violations, infiltration and digging of illegal tunnels along the International Border (IB) this week in Lahore. Officials said the meeting will take place on July 27-28 and senior officials from here, led by BSF Director General K K Sharma, will leave for Pakistan on Monday. The other members of the 22-membe...
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Missing AN 32
Kathua residents pray for safe return of son of the soil, others
KT NEWS SERVICE
KATHUA, Jul 24: As the search for the missing IAF AN-32 aircraft entered the third day today, the residents of a village situated along the Indo-Pak International Border in Kathua district of Jammu are glued to their television sets and praying for the safe return of local boy Airman Gurdayal Choudhary who was onboard the plane. The residents of Banyari village in the Hiranagar sector of the district have been thronging the house of Choudhary, ...
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BSF Constable stabs colleague; decamps with LMG
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 24: A BSF constable Sunday deserted his post and decamped with a Light Machine Guns (LMG) soon after stabbing his fellow soldier in Akhnoor area of Jammu frontier. Though BSF had sounded a high alert in the area and informed the local police authorities to track him down but till late evening the BSF authorities had failed to trace the jawan. Despite conducting raids and thorough searches in the nearby areas but there was no trace o...
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Guv gives assent to 6 Bills
Clarifications sought on PR amendment bill
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Governor N N Vohra has accorded assent to six bills passed by the state legislature during the budget session. However, he sought clarifications Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which had created furore among the opposition and the elected Panchayat members. The Bill granted assent included Jammu and Kashmir Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupation (Amendment) Bill, 2016; The Jammu and Kas...
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Amarnath Yatra
3175 pay obeisance; 1213 yatris leave from Jammu
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU/SRINAGAR, Jul 24: On the 23rd day of Amarnath Yatra, 3,175 Yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 2,02,500 Yatris had darshan at the holy cave. Earlier a fresh batch of 1,213 pilgrims today left Jammu for their respective base camps in Kashmir to proceed on their onwards journey to holy cave shrine of Amarnath situated in South Kashmir Himalayas. ”Amid slogans like ‘Bum Bum Bole, Jai Baba Burfani and Har Har Mahadev’ a batch o...
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Restore Kashmir people’s confidence in govt: CDR
`Use means conducive to reconciliation’
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jul 24: The Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR), while expressing deep distress over loss of lives during recent developments in Kashmir and use of brute force in curbing dissent there, has urged the central and state governments to take all desired steps to restore the confidence of the people in government and ensure that the means used for the purpose were conducive to reconciliation. The statement issued to the press on...
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Mendhar town residents protest against water scarcity
MENDHAR, Jul 24: The residents of Ward No 2 in Mendhar town Sunday afternoon held a protest demonstration against PHE department for not restoring water supply for past one week. The protesting residents, who staged a sit-in for one hour from 2.00 PM to 3.00 PM, alleged that the regular water supply was disrupted after the pumping system motor got damaged last week. “In the absence of non-supply of water for the past one week or so, we’ve been ...
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Vaccination schedule for Hajj pilgrims of Anantnag announced
SRINAGAR, July 24: All the Hajj pilgrims of district Anantnag are informed to reach the designated venues for vaccination for the Hajj 2016. The vaccination of pilgrims of tehsil Shangus and Kokernag/Larnoo will be held at SDH Shangus and SDH Kokernag respectively on July 26, 2016, while as vaccination for the Hajj pilgrims of tehsil Sallar and adjacent areas will be held at PHC Sallar on July 27. The vaccination programme for pilgrims of tehs...
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Rajnath's outbursts on J&K
Union home minister Rajnath Singh's 2-day visit of Kashmir valley does not appear to be heading in any direction so far as engaging all stakeholders in dialogue process is concerned for restoration of peace in the strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir. At the very outset, the first set back to his visit was boycott of his meetings by political parties particularly Congress and other mainstream parties besides trade organizations. The set back to his mee...
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Solution to Kashmir problem
By Sandeep Pandey
On 8th July, 2016, the Supreme Court said that Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, in force in parts of Northeast and J&K, cannot be an excuse for extrajudicial killing - whenever such allegations surface they have to be investigated regardless of whether the person is dreaded criminal, terrorist or insurgent. On the same day a young militant Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter by the security forces. We don't know whether it was a case of...
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Court judgement on Arunachal Pradesh shames Modi Govt.
By Dr Satish Misra
On Wednesday- July 13- the Supreme Court unanimously quashed Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa's decision to advance the assembly session from January 14 this year to December 16 last year creating political unrest in the border state which led to the imposition of President's rule on the state on the Republic Day. A five judge bench, led by Justice J S Khehar, directed the restoration of status quo ante as it existed on December 15, 2015...
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Recalling Mandela
Dear Editor, The world will be celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18 — Mandela’s birth anniversary. Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the formidable footsteps of Madiba, a man who transformed his life, served his country and freed his people. Its objective is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better and in so doing, to bu...
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Whole of J&K belongs to India: Sushma
NEW DELHI, July 23 (Agencies): Lashing out at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday said that the whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India and Pakistan will never succeed in making Kashmir a 'terror hell' as it has never exported good wishes to Kashmir but only weapons and terrorism. She gave an unequivocal response to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today, accusing his government of "the unabas...
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IS attack on Kabul protest kills at least 61, wounds 207
KABUL, July 23 (Agencies): At least 61 people were killed and another 207 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on a protest march by Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras. The marchers were demanding that a ma...
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Ravi of Kathua Bags Open Chess title
JAMMU, July 24: Ravi Sharma of Kathua won the Open Chess Tournament which was organized by Ace Chess Academy under the banner of All J&K Chess Association, here today. The second place went to Ajit Singh of Udhampur while Maxim Singh remained third. Akashdeep Singh and Aditya Bharat got fourth and fifth place respectively. Meanwhile, in age group category, Sanjukta Sobani won the best women prize. The best under -15 title went o Harshit Gupt...
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Over 40% allottees returned DDA flats: Govt
NEW DELHI, July 21 (Agencies): Over 40 per cent of the houses allotted by the DDA under its Housing Scheme 2014 have been surrendered or cancelled with some allottees complaining about the size of the flats and locality, the government today said. "The DDA has informed that out of 25,039 flats for draw of lots in the Housing Scheme 2014, 10,653 flats have been surrendered or cancelled," Minister of State for Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh...
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