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Army jawan, intruder killed on Jammu border
JAMMU, Jul 22: One army jawan and an intruder were killed while two jawans were injured in exchange of firing as two infiltration bids by suspected militants from across the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua were foiled by security personnel, today. Official reports said that two infiltration attempts were made in the Jammu and Kathua districts. In the early morning hours on Tuesday, a group of militants infiltrated into Indian territory fr...
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4 killed in gas cylinder explosion at Baltal
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Four persons were killed and two other injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a free kitchen (langar) at Baltal camp in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district this morning. A police official said a community kitchen at Baltal caught massive fire due to gas explosion resulting in on the spot death of four workers and injuries to two others. The kitchen belonged to Shiv Shakti Seva Dal of Punjab and the workers were prep...
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No decision on interlocutors' report on J&K by Centre
NEW DELHI, Jul 22: The Centre on Tuesday said no decision has been taken on the report submitted by three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir in 2011 and it will welcome any "informed debate" on its contents. Replying to a question by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said the final report, including on Jammu and Kashmir recommendation of the Group of Interlocutors constituted by the government in 2010 to study ...
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Kashmir, Telangana not India's parts: MP
NEW DELHI, July 22 (Agencies): Indian lawmaker K Kavitha, who is member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, has categorically stated that Jammu Kashmir and Telangana are not parts of India and New Delhi has forcibly occupied these territories. Kavitha, who represents Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party in the parliament, during a news conference said that Telangana and Kashmir were both separate territories but were forcef...
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NHW blocked for 6 hours at Ramban
BANIHAL, Jul 22: Hundreds of people, including Amarnath pilgrims, remained stranded for over six hours on Tuesday as Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked due to a landslide in Ramban district of the state. Traffic remained suspended for more than seven hours on 300-kilometers long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due heavy landslide at Seri and Khooni nallah areas of Ramban tehsil. As per the concerned department, National Highway remaine...
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PIL on 2010 killings
HC allows 2 weeks to govt to cover all victims under ex-gratia relief
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: The High Court has granted two weeks to the state government to identify and consider all the eligible families who have lost their kith or kin in civil disturbance in 2010 so far not covered under ex-gratia relief. A division bench of the High Court comprising of Justice Mohammad Yqoob Mir and Justice Hasnain Massodi has issued passed the order. On June 30, the Court had asked state government to identify and consider all su...
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Pre-poll tie-up between NC, Cong proved dysfunctional: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today said the pre-poll arrangement between Congress and National Conference (NC) in the recently concluded Parliament elections proved to be dysfunctional in the Valley. Addressing workers’ conventions at Gurez and Naidkhai-Sumbal, he said, there was an effective and substantial transfer of National Conference to Congress candidates in Jammu province. “I had conveyed the decision of National Confe...
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Captain beats JKP cop to pulp; Shifted to SKIMS
SRINAGAR, July 22: An Army Captain after a verbal dual thrashed a police officer to pulp at Baltal security check point. The cop was later shifted to Srinagar hospital and the case against the army Captain was registered. Reports said an Assistant Sub- Inspector (ASI) of the state police namely Nazir Ahmad having belt number 106GBL along with other police personnel was deputed at Baltal check point. Sources stated that an army officer in civvi...
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Tarigami, Hakeem, Mir respond to Cong call
We are not in alliance with any party: Tarigami
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: With the Congress announcing not to contest against Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, Hakim Mohammad Yasin and Ghulam Hassan Mir during the upcoming elections in the state, the trio on Tuesday welcomed the decision, stating, “we must respect it”. However, the Awami Mutahida Mahaz (AMM) leaders Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami and Hakeem Mohammad Yasin stated that the Congress didn’t discuss the issue with them and that they came to know about...
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PDP’s complaint against NC workers in Wachi
Court cancels bail, sends PSO, 3 others to judicial lockup
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Shopian has cancelled the bail applications of the four accused including one Personal Security Officer (PSO) of National Conference leader and MLC Showkat Ganai booked in an alleged assault case registered by a PDP worker in Wachi-Shopian. All the four have been sent to judicial lockup. According to KNS , the four accused identified as Bilal Ahmad Ganaie (PSO), Rafaqat Ahmad Ganaie, Sajad A...
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In May 1999, Pak occupied Kargil heights
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Army today officially revealed that by the first week of May 1999 it became clear that Pakistanis were occupying a number of important Indian heights in Kargil sector, which later led to the Kargil war. A defence spokesman today issued a detailed statement on the issue. “By the first week of May 99, it had become clear to the Indian Army that Pakistani intruders were occupying a number of important Indian heights in the Dras,...
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Centre alerts J&K against militant attack on pilgrims
NEW DELHI, Jul 22: There are intelligence inputs which suggest threat of militant attacks on Amarnath pilgrims, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said there are intelligence inputs about the plan of terrorists to target Amarnath yatra and the same has been shared with security agencies at the Centre and state levels. Rijiju said since the beginning of the yatra this year, the reports of some incidents o...
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Pak violated ceasefire 19 times since Modi took over
NEW DELHI, Jul 22: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir 19 times since the new government took over and the Indian side retaliated appropriately in each case, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "Our head has not bowed... This government will not let our heads bow," Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said replying to questions in Rajya Sabha. Jaitley's response came when Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said Narendra Modi, b...
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Female foeticide biggest sin: CM
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Terming female foeticide as the "biggest sin against humanity", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said his government had taken several measures but it alone cannot eradicate the menace. "When I saw the alarming reports of female foeticide in Kashmir, I was highly surprised as I had never dreamt that such a sin will be performed in a society where protection, security and well being of girls and women is a ...
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41 AK bullets recovered in Rajouri
RAJOURI, July 22: Police today claimed to have recovered some bullets of AK rifle from general forest area of Keri sector in Rajouri district. Official reports said that based upon specific inputs Special Operation Group (SOG) of JK Police under the supervision of SSP Mubassir Latifi launched a search operation in Malyalan forest range falling under Keri sector. During searches police recovered 41 bullets of AK-47 rifle from the forest area....
> Jitendra meets Rajnath
> Jammu bandh call today
> SHO Gursai attached over escape of accused
> PAK resident dies in Mendhar
> 2 washed away in Reasi, youth drowned in Jammu
Amid scorching heat Eid rush picks up
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Despite the scorching heat the city markets are witnessing a huge hustle and bustle ahead of Eid-Ul-Fitr. Shoppers in large numbers are thronging the markets for shopping purposes. For past few days the markets are witnessing an immense rush of people particularly at the business hub Lal Chowk. As the festive fever grips people in huge numbers can be seen buying different commodities in preparations for Eid Ul Fitr. Although t...
> Guv appeals for normalcy
> Rajnath reviews Baltal situation
> Visitors to public libraries decline in Valley
> JKLF expresses grief over Parimpora accident
> CAPD to open 7697 departmental sale outlets
New Lokpal rules
Notification of new rules under the Lokpal Act making it mandatory for the government employees to file declarations of their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children is unlikely to check corruption at the grassroot level. Moreover, it has to be borne in mind that laws and rules do not make any difference to the corrupt practices that are going on and ailing the society at large when there is a deep nexus between ...
> End of a farce
> Incurable insensitivity
> Gaza story by Chetan Bhagat and more - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Counterproductive onslaught
> High-tech massacre in Gaza
Who Will Stop These Child Killers?
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
Editors face this dilemma in the newsroom almost on a daily basis. Every time there's a slaughter of innocent which is like a daily occurrence these days, those in the news business face the predicament: To publish or not to publish? I agree with many of my colleagues that some of these gory images of the carnage, this mindless bloodletting with bodies of children, youths in their prime and desperate men and women carrying their loved ones in ...
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> Israel's template for the Globe's future - By Satya Sagar
> Mountain top experiences..! - By Robert Clements
> The Pandit "Satellite Towns"! - By M. Ashraf
> Far away a war rages..! - By robert Clements
Mahatma Gandhi on Palestine
By Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed
On November 26, 1938, Mahatma Gandhi published in his paper The Harijan, a historic statement: 'The Jews in Palestine'. Some excerpts from his somewhat longer statement are presented here but the complete text can be accessed on the internet ( He wrote: "Several letters have been received by me, asking me to declare my views about the Arab-Jew question in Palestine and the persecution of the Je...
> O younger long! - By S Mukhtar
> Track two diplomacy has to work behind closed doors - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Vital India be pro-active - By Prof. Arvind Kumar
> Why Pakistan will completely depend on China? - By Syed Taassadque Hussain
> Five reasons why to bifurcate J&K - By Dr Altaf Hussain Para
Priority for patients
Dear editor, We must always give passage to the ailing or serious patients on priority to receive treatment. Money hardly matters as life comes first then you can earn as much as you can, according to your potential. Roads are jam packed with frequent chaos's on the streets that keeps ailing patients in the ambulances and cars or scooters on the roads for hours together. Till then the life of the patient deteriorates more and some breath their ...
> Welcome CJI initiative on government-bungalows
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> Photo controversy
> Losing top scientists in MH-17 crash
> Fiscal discipline, tax-rationalisation missing from budget
No change in India's policy on Palestine: Swaraj
NEW DELHI, July 21 (Agencies): Asserting that India's policy on Palestine issue remains unchanged, government today refused to take sides over the Gaza conflict as it said Israel and Palestine should have peace talks and forestalled a resolution in Rajya Sabha which was demanded by the opposition. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the House should not be divided but send out a joint message that wherever there is violence, it is cond...
> 3 former CJIs made improper compromises: Katju
> Uproar over Katju's allegations leads to RS adjournment
> Horse trading owing to delay in dissolving House: AAP to Lt. Guv
> Manipuri man beaten to death, 2 detained
> Narayan Rane submits resignation
China's special envoy to Afghanistan praises Pakistan, ISI
BEIJING, July 21 (Agencies): China's new special envoy to Afghanistan today gave a clean chit to Pakistan and its powerful spy agency ISI amid allegations that they backed terrorist outfits. "The Pakistan government has done a lot of positive contribution to the fight against terrorism," Sun Yuxi told his first media conference here. He was replying to a question about the allegations of involvement of Pakistan based groups Lashkar-e-Taiba (Le...
> Pak to release 57 Indian fishing boats in mid-Sept
> Australia circulates draft UN Resolution on MH17 disaster
> Jihadists kill 270 in Syrian gas field massacre: NGO
> Gaza death toll crosses 300 as UN chief rushes to middle east
> US drone strike kills 11 in northwest Pakistan
Talks between Sports Council employees, Committee member failed
JAMMU, July 21: Talks between Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council employees’ to resolve the issue of undue promotion to blue eyed employees and degradation of coaches have failed on Sunday. “ The minister for Youth Services and Sports and Secretary, Sports Council are aware of our demands and there was nothing new from them to offer,” employees said about the talks, which were held with the committee members. Employees who have went to...
> Jammu boys dominate in under-17
> GSA to hosts Kashmir Cup-2014 from Aug 7
> Ravindra Jadeja offers: Free ice cream of your choice
> Pataudi played joke as a ghost
> New Challenger, KCCC in title clash
Women's participation in workforce is half of men: Govt
NEW DELHI, July 21 (Agencies): The participation of women in the workforce is less than half of men, government told the Lok Sabha today. In coordination with states, the Centre was enforcing law providing equal remuneration to both genders to boost woman employment, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Vishnu Deo Sai said. In rural India, the workforce participation rate of men was 54.3 percent against 24.8 percent for women while the ...
> Recapitalisation of PSU banks is on high priority: Jaitley
> Managing of PM relief fund to be modelled on Gujarat scheme
> Microsoft planning one of its largest layoffs in history
> Modi to launch first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders
> Pawar asks govt to exercise caution on FDI in Defence
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