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NIA summons Geelani’s elder son for questioning on Jul 31
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jul 27: Widening its probe, the NIA today issued summons to Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani's elder son Nayeem, asking him to appear before it for questioning on Monday in connection with its probe in the terror funding case in the Kashmir valley. A surgeon by profession, Nayeem had returned from Pakistan in 2010 after spending 11 years there. He is tipped as the natural successor to the Geelani-led Tehrek-e-Hurriyat, a separati...
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Quimoo, Khudwani shut against ‘thrashing’ of militant's family
Police, Army deny accusations
ESS AHMAD
SRINAGAR, July 27: The alleged thrashing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Towseef Ahmed Shiekh in Rampora village of Quimoo in southern Kulgam district Wednesday night by the government forces triggered protests and shutdown in the area on Thursday. Family members of the militant alleged that the security forces last night raided their house and besides vandalising the house thrashed them all. "The security men first raided our house late even...
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Police foils NC march, detains protestors
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, July 27: Police on Thursday scuttled Opposition National Conference (NC) proposed Rajbhawan march against civilian killings and price hike. Several party workers and activists including Provincial Youth President, Salman Ali Sagar were taken into preventive custody. Chanting anti-government slogans, dozens of party activists led by NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar started marching from party headquarters at Nawai-Subh to Rajbha...
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CM approves Rs 3 lakh sponsorship for Sumaiya
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti while appreciating the efforts of the Sumiaya Kousar, a well known name in the mountaineering, approved special sponsorship of Rs three lakh in her favour. The financial support came at the right time as Sumiaya is participating in the International Mountaineering Expedition in Russia and Tanzania being organized by International Mountaineering Organization which has played a key role in inculca...
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Woman dies in flash floods
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: A woman died in flash floods at Dodhpathri meadow in Budgam district today. The deceased was identified as Rafeeqa Bano, wife of Mohammad Maqbool Sheikh of TangDagi Kachwari, a village in Khansahab area of the district. Reports said that the woman was collecting firewood at Palmodan Bahak in Dodhpathri meadow when she was washed away by flash floods triggered by a cloud burst. Her body was fished out from Shaliganga river ...
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Hurriyat (G) rejects NIA’s allegations
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: Rejecting allegations levelled by NIA against resistance camp, Hurriyat Conference (G) today said Government of India through a well thought out plan is pushing people and resistance leaders to wall. It is a ploy to suppress freedom sentiments, said Hurriyat Conference (G) and through these arbitrary measures, Indian authorities are harassing leadership, added Hurriyat. Cautioning Delhi and local administration, Hurriyat sai...
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NIA raids, arrests to contain militancy in valley: CRPF
‘No security, intelligence lapse behind terror attack on Amarnath yatris’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 27: Special Director General, J&K zone of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) S N Srivastava Thursday stated that the raids and arrests carried out recently by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would further help in improving the law and order situation in the Kashmir valley. Addressing a press conference as a part of function organised to celebrate CRPF Raising Day, he said that things were improving in the valley with reg...
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Puneet Gupta is New Registrar Vigilance
13 Judicial Officers get additional Charge
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, July 27 (JNF): As Puneet Gupta, who was transferred from the CBI Court and kept at the disposal of Chief Justice, has now been appointed as New Registrar Vigilance of J&K High Court, State High Court gave additional charge of 13 vacant courts. According to the order issued by Registrar General Sanjay Dhar, CJM Leh shall hold the charge of Sub Judge/Special Mobile Magistrate, Leh, Sub Judge/Special Mobile Magistrate Baramulla shall hold...
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Nothing bad in it: BJP
Passing Statistics bill for J&K unconstitutional: Opposition
Resist moves aimed to weaken special status of J&K: Tarigami
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Opposition political parties in the state today said the passing of the Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament and directly extending it to Jammu and Kashmir was “unconstitutional and dishonesty” of the BJP-led government in New Delhi. “It is violation of constitution as the bill is passed without the concurrence of the state government. It is dishonesty by the BJP government with the people of the state,”...
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Al-Qaida names Zakir Musa as head of Indian wing
NEW DELHI, July 27 (Agencies): Former Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa has been named as the head of a newly created al-Qaida cell, Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind, a media report said today. The appointment of Zakir Musa as head of the new group represents the first time militants linked to al-Qaida have operated openly in Kashmir where an anti-India insurgency is going on for the past 28 years, reported The Guardian. The new cell, named Ansar Gh...
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Machil fake encounter
Soz criticises army court’s decision
`Time for civil society to rise and seek justice’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 27: Former union minister and veteran Congress leader Prof Saif-Ud-Din Soz stated that the suspension of the sentence against 5 army personnel involved in the infamous Machil fake encounter case closed the door for hope to the general run of Kashmiris to seek redress against the atrocities committed by the army personnel against the innocent civilians in the past or that to be committed in future. In a statement issued to the press, ...
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Onus on Pak to create conducive atmosphere: India
NEW DELHI, Jul 27 (Agencies): There can be no compromise on the issue of cross border terrorism and the onus is on Pakistan to create a conducive atmosphere for a constructive and comprehensive bilateral dialogue, the government told the Rajya Sabha today. In response to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said India’s consistent position has been that entire Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and a part of ...
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Number of pilgrims dropping in Yatra’s last phase
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, July 27: Like the past, the number of Amarnath pilgrims has started dropping as the pilgrimage entered into its final phase. Despite the drop, fresh batches of pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camps today to pay obeisance at the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. Meanwhile, traditional Chhari-Pujan, associated with annual Amarnath yatra, was performed in Rameshwar Temple ...
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Amid heat wave, Met predicts light rainfall
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, July 27: While the scorching hot weather conditions continued in Kashmir on Thursday, the state met department has predicted light rainfall in Kashmir valley during next 24 hours which is likely to provide a relief from the prevalent heat wave. According to the officials at met department light to moderate rainfall may occur at most of the places across the valley during next 24 hours. During past few days valley has been witnessing...
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HC sets target for disposal of cases to Trial Courts
JAMMU, July 27 (JNF): The State High Court today set an Action Plan/Target for disposal of cases by the end of March 2018. According to circular issued by Registrar Vigilance, All Principal/Additional District and Sessions Judges shall take effective steps to decide criminal cases/civil cases. The circular for District & Sessions Judges directed to decide/dispose of all cases of under-trials by March 31, 2018 where the charge sheet has been fi...
> 473 pilgrims leave Jammu
> BR Sharma gets relief from HC
> 2 IAS officers adjusted
> Army jawan shoots to death in Jammu
> Infrastructure upgradation to augment power supply in border areas: Sham
 
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Police pays floral tributes to Gowhar
SRINAGAR, July 27: Police today paid floral tributes to a cop, who was killed militants in Kulgam last evening. To pay homage to the police Constable Gowhar Nazir, a wreath laying ceremony was held in Kulgam, a police spokesman said. Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir range, SP Pani led the police and security force officers and jawans in laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the slain cop. Gowhar Nazir son of Nazir Ah...
> 2 army men injured in Shopian attack
> 602 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra
> Graft charges against top cops for illegally leasing out land to restaurant owner
> SC order departure from established law: JKCCS
> Pampore constituency to be developed on modern lines: Mir Zahoor
 
 
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Erosion of J&K's autonomy
NDA- government's approval to Indian Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017 for roll out of Goods and Services Tax regime in Jammu and Kashmir and passage of another bill for collection of statistical data in the state only makes a mockery of the special status to the state under Article 370. Worse still, the BJP led NDA-government takes pride in extension of these two provisions to J&K where it is in power in coalition with Peoples Democratic Party...
> Hurriyat leaders in the dock
> Prez's parting advice
> Tyranny in uniform
> Normalising communal violence, hate mongering and war - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Killer roads of Chenab Valley
 
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Tank or no tank
By Suhas Palshikar
People, including students, do trust the armed forces. But JNU VC's suggestion should concern us all. The broader debate may be imagined as consisting of two parts. One concerns the idea of nationalism, the other concerns the idea of the university. The vice chancellor of JNU an army tank to be placed in the university to "remind students of the sacrifices" made by the soldiers. It is not easy to grab headlines while speaking in the prese...
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> Majoritarian will vis-à-vis constitutional supremacy - By Vijay Kumar
> Positive Energy..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Time to recalibrate our security policy
By Imtiaz Alam
The almost-simultaneous recent terrorist attacks in Lahore and Kabul clearly remind us of the cross-border mobility, capacity and advantages terrorists exploit due to the ongoing hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan. What multiplies the terrorists' resourcefulness and effectiveness is the intended and unintended support they get from the two countries which blame each other for otherwise mutually destructive facilitation. Chief of Army St...
> Malala inspires girl students of Bhopal - By L.S. Herdenia
> CAG report for 2015-16 mentions massive malfunctioning in railways - By G. Srinivasan
> World Hepatitis Day - By S Mukhtar
> Lynching of psyches! - By Humra Quraishi
> Lalu Prasad Yadav, the political phoenix - By Kalyani Shankar
 
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Encourage more girls in cricket
Dear Editor, Though our Indian women have lost the match but they have really won the hearts of all Indians. Girls have proved time & again they are no less in gaining success as compared to boys. The mindset in the society towards girls is now fast changing and more and more parents are fully backing their daughters to achieve their goals. Cricket is all about learning and mastering one’s skills to utilize them to overcome any conditions that ...
> Meaningless Insurance Policy for air-passengers
> Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations
> Merger of public-sector banks
> Distribution of commemorative coins
> Haphazardous revision of bus/mini-bus fares
 
 
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Pak officials posing as Indian officers to gather info: Rijiju
NEW DELHI, Jul 26 (Agencies): Posing as senior defence and district administration officers, people in Pakistani intelligence agencies are contacting Indian officials to gather information on troop deployment along the Indo-Pak border, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said spillover frequency of Pakistani mobile network into India has been observed in few locations along the Indo-Pak border areas in Ba...
> Stone-pelting incidents down in J&K: CRPF
> Citizens are custodians of India: Kovind
> `29 army men, 142 militants killed along LoC since 2014’
> Indian army will never shell schools: VCOAS
> OIC resolution on J&K misleading: India
 
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US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon
Washington, July 21 (Agencies): The Pentagon will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a US official said on Friday. "The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this time because the secretary could not certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Ha...
> Pak summons Indian envoy for 2nd day over border tensions
> `2 civilians died, 6 injured in Indian firing on LoC’
> Kashmir core dispute between India, Pak: Sartaj Aziz
> No substantial Pak action against LeT, JeM, others: US
> Chinese media rejects report from Pak that said '158 Indian soldiers were killed'
 
 
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13th Gufran T20 C'Ship 2017: MCC Bhaderwah, GSCC Doda reach Semis
JAMMU, July 27: Masood Cricket Club Bhaderwah and Green Shaheen Cricket Club Doda teams registered their resounding win and sails into Semifinal and final match respectively of the ongoing All India 13th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2017 being played at Sports Stadium Doda. The tournament is being organized by Young Star Cricket Club Doda and sponsored by Rashtriya Rifles Battalion Doda, J&K Police, J&K Bank and Green Model Hr Sec S...
> Hunters, Safapora, JCC secure victories
> Mehbooba approves Rs 3 lakh Sponsorship for Sumiya Kouser
> Govt to develop state-of-art sports facilities in Kashmir: Div Com
> DYSS holds cricket trials at Poonch
> KVNo 1 bags U-19, U-14 Kabaddi title
 
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RBI stops printing Rs 2000 note
NEW DELHI, Jul 26 (Agencies): The Reserve Bank of India stopped printing the Rs 2,000 currency note close to five months ago and is currently focusing on printing notes of smaller denominations, including the to-be-introduced Rs 200 note. An agency report says that the RBI is not planning on printing the Rs 2,000 note any further this year. The government had brought in the Rs 2,000 note immediately after demonetisation that scrapped notes of R...
> `115,435 kms NHs sanctioned in 35 states, UTs’
> Indian International Travel Mart concludes: J&K adjudged ‘Best Adventure Destination’
> Reliance's Mukesh Ambani announces Jio Smartphone for 'zero' rupees
> Under GST no tax is levied on any pilgrimage: Govt
> Govt serious in recovery of JK Banks loans, NPA
 
 
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