Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Life paralysed for 47th day due to curfew strike
Teenager killed in security forces firing at Pulwama, 8 cops injured in blast
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Security forces opened fire on protestors at Prichoo in Pulwama killing a teenager. Dozens others were injured in clashes between protestors, security forces and police there. Ten policemen including three officers were injured in a grenade attack near degree college Pulwama. Normal life continued to remain paralysed for the 47th consecutive day today in Kashmir due to curfew and general strike. Reports said that protest dem...
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Trade bodies boycott Rajnath Singh
‘Better to talk with leadership’
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Kashmir’s trade bodies today decided not to meet the visiting union minister, Rajnath Singh. Invitations were sent to the business community for a meeting with g Singh. However traders’ bodies said they will not meet the minister. Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) chairman, Mushtaq Ahmad told KNS that they decided to boycott the meeting with union home minister as they saw no change on the ground since the prote...
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Cong urges sustained political dialogue with all stakeholders
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Congress today urged New Delhi to initiate sustained political dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir. This was revealed by state president of Congress G A Mir at a press conference after meeting union home minister Rajnath Singh. “We apprised him about the extremely turbulent situation prevailing for last 46 days in the valley. Among other things, we discussed at length with the home minister the current unrest in the val...
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`Border firing victims to get Rs 5 lakhs compensation’
NEW DELHI, Aug 24: For the first time, civilian victims of cross border firing along the Indo-Pak border will be given a compensation of Rs 5 lakh similar to those who die due to terrorism or Left Wing Extremist (LWE) violence. The decision to give compensation to the victims of cross border firing and enhancing the amount from Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs to the victims of terrorism or LWE violence under the scheme titled “Central Scheme for Assi...
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Mattoo mourns casualties, hails dialogue
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Advisor to Chief Minister Prof Amitabh Mattoo has expressed remorse at the innocent killings and those injured and welcomed the initiative for dialogue process. He said that it is the time to bury all the political differences and rise above the party considerations to ensure welfare of people of Jammu and Kashmir especially the youth. The Advisor was interacting with a cross section of the civil society of India, besides va...
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Separatists extend strike call up to Sep 1
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: The separatist leadership extended the ongoing strike call till September 1 next. According to a statement the leadership issued a fresh protest calendar today, which asked the people to continue the strike till September 1 next with relaxation of few hours in between. The statement said, “On August 26, relaxation in strike from 10.00 PM to 6.00 AM, “Azadi March” to Eidgah, Srinagar. On August 27 relaxation from 6.00 PM to 6.0...
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Singh begins Kashmir visit, reviews security
Meets NC, PDP, Cong, BJP, other delegations
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Union home minister Rajnath Singh, today began his two day Kashmir visit with a statement that “those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat are welcome.” After his arrival he reviewed the security situation at a high level meeting with top brass of security forces, police and intelligence agencies. Delegations including that of National Conference (NC), Congress, PDP and BJP also met him during the day. Gove...
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Minor reshuffle in Judiciary
JAMMU, Aug 24 (JNF): In a minor reshuffle in J&K Judiciary, Registrar General of J&K High Court Ashok Kumar Koul transferred Kikar Singh Parihar presently posted as Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar and posted him as Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur against vacant post. The order further said that charge of Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar is given to Rashid Ali Dar Principal Sessions Judge Srinagar and charge of Additional District Judge (...
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Violence won’t resolve issues, it only inflicts pain: Mehbooba
CM advocates dialogue for resolution of political problems
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Strongly advocating dialogue to address the political issues, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said violence has not changed anything in Kashmir but only brought miseries and bloodshed to the state. “Violence has changed nothing on political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir, but brought mayhem, miseries, economic disaster, academic breakdown and social disorder to the state," the chief minister said while handing over appoint...
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Teen brothers washed away in flash floods
JAMMU, Aug 24: Two teenage brothers were today washed away in flash floods in river Tawi here while another youth managed to swim out of strong water currents. Police said that three teenagers were celebrating the birthday of their friend at Hari-ki-Pouri here when they were washed away due to sudden floods while they were taking bath. They were wards of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans and came to Hari-ki-Pouri from BSF Camp Paloura. The de...
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CRPF jawan killed by slides at Vaishnodevi
REASI, Aug 24: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan died in a landslide near the cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Reasi district today. The deceased has been identified as Head Constable Harvinder Singh of Hoshiyarpur, Punjab, police said. The landslide occurred near Gate number 3 at the cave shrine where the jawan was stationed, they said, adding he died after being crushed by a huge rock. The body was recovered after drilling the ro...
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Chairman LAHDC Kargil
HC allows state to go ahead for floor test
JAMMU, Aug 24 (JNF): Division Bench of State High Court today allowed state to go ahead for floor test for the post of Chairman Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil. In a LPA seeking stay of floor test for the post of Chairman LAHDC, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanathakumar and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur observed that Advocate General has produced notification dated August 12, 201...
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MHRD signs MOU with J&K for establishing IIM in Jammu
Offsite campus at Srinagar on anvil: Naeem Akhtar
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) through Director IIM Lucknow today signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commissioner Secretary State Higher Education department for establishment of IIM at Jammu at one of the desired place selected by the state government and also immediately take up work for establishing transit campus at few designated places in Jammu. In the presence of Minister for Education N...
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Working tirelessly, local NGOs risks their lives
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Working tirelessly for above a month to serve the victims of 2016 unrest, local NGOs here defying risks have set an example of valour. Volunteers of these NGOs have been toiling from day-one of crisis to lend a hand to the injured and other needy on various fronts. In addition to working for disadvantaged throughout the year, these NGOs have speeded up their assistance in the predicaments following killing of Hizb Commander, B...
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Cartoon Corner
CM dissatisfied with present pace of delivery
JAMMU, Aug 23: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday stated that she was not satisfied with the present pace of delivery vis-à-vis mega development projects being implemented in Jammu as there was still huge gap in decision-taking and implementation on the ground. “All of us shall have to put our act together and make the things move at the desired pace on the development front,” she said and added that adequate resources are available both th...
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Home Secretary reviews CAPF recruitment
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 23- Principal Secretary to Government, Home Department reviewed the recruitment process for central Armed Police Forces in Kashmir and directed for requisite arrangements for ensuring timely completion of process and facilitating candidates for submission of application forms at designated centres. For ACPF recruitment an advisory committee headed by Principal Government and comprised of IGP Kashmir, IGP CRPF and IGP BSF finalis...
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> DAK asks doctors to provide free consultation
> Thrashing, harassment of Journos, employees unacceptable: Congress
> Omar dividing mainstream parties : Akhter
> Comrade Tarigami has constituency in other Kashmir, too!
Poor show at Rio
Two of India's daughters may have given the nation a reason to rejoice at the fag end of the just concluded Rio Olympics after an abysmally over all poor performance. Both PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik deserve a heroes welcome and Dipa Karmakar who finished fourth needs to get due recognition. But the far more vital question is why a country of over one billion, one that claims its greatness as a burgeoning economic power and a vibrant democracy, i...
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PM Modi's misreading of history
By Amulya Ganguli
For an "above average" student, as a Vadnagar school teacher described Narendra Modi, the prime minister's grasp of history does not appear to be foolproof. Having once called the Mahatma "Mohanlal", Modi has now said that the BJP's travails since 1947 have been worse than what the Congress faced during the freedom movement. Considering that the Hindu Right did not participate in the struggle for independence, it is not surprising that Modi's k...
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Duterte and the UN
By Gwynne Dyer
Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here's a quote from his final election rally: "Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because I'd kill you. I'll dump all of you into Manila Bay, and fatten all the fish there." And here's another, from last Sunday, after United Nations Se...
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Computerisation in medical profession
Dear Editor, It should be made mandatory for new-age medical practitioners to issue prescriptions direct from the computer after storing patients’ medical history in their computers. Many medical practitioners especially in lower-income localities give their own-prepared medicinal syrups and powder-capsules without letting patients know about the medicines being administered to them. In emergency-era of 1975-1977, such unhealthy practice was ef...
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> Need to promote sports
Govt to take steps to strengthen NSG: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 (Agencies): The government will take all steps to "strengthen" the country's elite counter-terror force -- NSG -- by providing better infrastructure and weapons, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said. The minister, after inaugurating a composite building for the counter-hijack squad of the force near Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here, said he would also welcome a proposal for creation of a new category of medals...
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Pak expresses 'grave concern' over 'delay' in Samjhauta probe
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (Agencies): Pakistan today expressed its "grave concern" over what it called "unnecessary delay" in the investigation of the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing case. "Pakistan has conveyed its grave concern to India over (the) unnecessary delay in the free and fair investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attack," the Foreign Office said in a statement. "We also call upon the Indian government to share information about the in...
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Saisha becomes first female Scuba diver in J&K
JAMMU, Aug 23: Saisha Gupta, a young teenage from Jammu brought laurels to the state by becoming the first female Scuba diver from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Saisha, a student of Hope Town School Dehradun, achieved the feat in Bali, Indonesia recently. She was trained by Archana Sardana. Saisha, who achieved the distinctive feat and made J&K and the country proud of her feat, has opened a new chapter in the history of water sports. She ...
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Railways to run special train between Jammu-Udaipur
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 (Agencies): To clear the extra rush of passengers during the upcoming festival season, Northern Railway has decided to run five pairs of AC special trains for Barauni, Darbhanga, Kochuvelli, Durg and Pune. The railways will also run special two non-AC trains between Jammu and Udaipur and between Gorakhpur and Chandigarh during this time. Jammu-Udaipur-Jammu Weekly AC Express Garib Rath Special will depart from Jammu every Thu...
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> Govt allocates Rs 200-cr for Nirbhaya Fund
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