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JCO injured in gun-fight
3 militants, civilian killed in attack on army camp in Kupwara
SRINAGAR, June 25: Three militants and a civilian were killed in an encounter at an army at Tangdhar post near LoC in Kupwara today. A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was also injured in the incident. Maj Gen Paramjit Singh told media that it was a very successful operation and all militants were killed before the perimeters. “They were planning something big in the valley. The encounter is over but search operation is still going on. It is ...
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3 passengers killed, 3 injured in Kishtwar Sumo accident
JAMMU, Nov 25: Three passengers were killed and three others injured, two of them seriously, when the TATA Sumo vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district in the wee hours today. Police said that the ill-fated TATA Sumo bearing registration number JK02X-6032 carrying five passengers was on way from Larnoo (Anantnag) in the valley to Marwah, when the vehicle skidded off the road and fe...
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Shutdown clashes at several places over killing of militants
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Amid shutdown, several youths were injured in clashes between security forces and youths at Bijbehara township of south Kashmir after three local militants were laid to rest. Thousands of people participated in the funeral of local militants who were killed yesterday in an encounter in Ashmuqam area of south Kashmir. A complete shutdown was observed in most of the areas of Kashmir valley against the killing of three militants...
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Pak flag hoisted on Mufti’s ancestral house
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: A Pakistani flag was today hoisted on the ancestral house of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Bijbehara area, the hometown of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in an encounter yesterday. The 'Green and White' flag was hoisted on the ancestral home of Mufti in Bijbehara as hundreds of residents were marching in the funeral procession of one of the militants, eyewitnesses said. Police officials r...
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Hari Om questions expulsion, writes to Shah
Accuses him of presiding over `suicidal mutation of BJP’
JAMMU, Nov 24: A day after his expulsion from the party, Prof Hari Om, while questioning the decision, has written to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah requesting him to go into details of reasoning of party about what it considered ‘anti-party and unsatisfactory’ in his acts and reply to show cause notice of the party. He has also taken on Shah directly finding fault with his presidentship and defending his reply saying, “ev...
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Fruit growers demand Rs 2890-Cr compensation for horticulture
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Fruit Growers cum Traders Union (FGTCU) today demanded Rs 2890 core compensation for horticulture. Addressing media persons FGTCU president Bashir Ahmad Bashir said t devastated floods in September 2014 hit the horticulture industry very badly. “Every stock of fruit stored in godowns, shops, residential house and other places got destroyed. Even the trucks loaded with fruits could not reach to desired destination as roads wer...
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Udhampur attack case
5-day judicial custody for militant supporters
JAMMU, Nov 24 (JNF): Court today sent two militant supporters arrested in connection with Udhampur BSF convoy attack to five days judicial custody. Special Judge NIA YP Kotwal today sent Khursheed Ahmed Ittoo and Fayaz Ahmed Itoo alias Fayaz to judicial custody for the five days. Today NIA produced both the accused in Court and filed application seeking judicial custody of as custodial interrogation of the accused is not required. The facts di...
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ReT teachers forum threaten to step up protests
Appeal Govt to abolish screening test, release salaries
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Jammu and Kashmir Rehbar-e-Taleem ( ReT) Teachers Forum have threatened to step up their protests and burn their certificates if government did not entertain their pending demands. The members of the forum alleged that the ReT teachers were living in pathetic condition and were without salaries for past several months; however government was deliberately not paying any heed to repeated appeals. Furious over the government’s d...
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Hideout busted in Mendhar
MENDHAR, Nov 24: Security Forces claimed to have recovered arms, ammunition and explosives from a village near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Official report said that based on specific information troops of 39 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operation Group (SOG) Poonch launched a search operation at Dungi Cheed near village Mangnar in Poonch. The troops recovered one AK-47, 113 AK rounds, 41 rounds of PIKA ammunition, two IEDs ...
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Multi Crore ETT College Scam
HC not satisfied with CB status report
IGP Crime asked to file consolidated report
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: The High Court termed the status report filed by Crime Branch in multi crore Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) scam in the state as unsatisfactory asking IGP crime to file a consolidated fresh status report in the matter. As the matter came up for hearing, a division bench of the High Court comprising of Justice M H Attar and Justice A M Magrey said: “Status Report (filed by Crime Branch) is not satisfactory. The investigati...
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CM holds meeting with DCs, HoDs of Kashmir Valley
Mufti directs release of state share to access funding under CSSs
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Asking Deputy Commissioners not to lose focus on the kitty of funds allocated under Centrally-Sponsored Schemes (CSSs), chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday issued instructions to ensure release of State share to the districts, enabling the Deputy Commissioners to access the Central share of funding for achieving both physical and financial targets fixed during the District Development Board (DDB) meetings. Since 50 ...
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Govt orders 'compulsory' retirement of 'deadwood' examiner
SRINAGAR, Nov 24: After the suicide by an engineering student for “failing” in his Physics subject, the state government has declared the examiner as “deadwood” and has ordered his “compulsorily” retirement. Minister for Information and Technology Imran Raza Ansari said that the technical education department has been asked to initiate strictest possible action against the delinquent lecturer and declare the officer as dead wood and compulsori...
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Guv reviews status of upcoming Super Specialty Hospital, Kakryal
JAMMU, Nov 24: Governor N N Vohra, who is chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Tuesday visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME) at Kakryal and reviewed the to-date status of various infrastructure facilities and other components of the upcoming Super Specialty Hospital. Brigadier (retired) M M Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super-Specialty Hospital (SMVDNSH) made...
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Australian High Commissioner meets Guv
JAMMU, Nov 24: Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India called on Governor N N Vohra, here at the Raj Bhavan today. He was accompanied by Jenny Grant Curnow, Counsellor. The Governor discussed with Ambassador Suckling the high potential of Australian companies establishing commercial ventures in J&K, especially in the arenas of sheep farming for superior meat and wool development, dairy farming and production of cheese and milk p...
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IG CRPF calls on Governor
JAMMU, Nov 24: Kuldeep Dhar, IGP CRPF Tuesday called on Governor N N Vohra here at the Raj Bhavan and briefed the latter about the obtaining security environment. The Governor spoke to Dhar about certain issues relating to internal security management and the need for enhanced surveillance on all fronts....
> Australian High Commissioner calls on CS
> Advocate booked for rape
> Modern Beverages food license suspended
> Pak prisoner dies in hospital
> Political, military leaderships need to talk regularly: Malik
In one year, 8 illegal transfers in health dept
SRINAGAR, Nov 22: The health department has “illegally” transferred atleast seven women doctors in the Sub-district hospital Pattan in a year, which is against the norms formulated by the department. As per the service rule, no one is supposed to get transferred before two years of his/her service in any department. The doctors include Dr Farzana, Dr Nahida, Dr Nadiya, Dr Kamar-ul-Nisa, Dr Zeenat, Dr Rukaya, Dr Naqsheeba, and Dr Mehbooba Kousa...
> Mian Altaf demands release of salary of SSA, RAMSA teachers
> Man injured in mysterious blast
> CM grieved over death
> Govt to impose restrictions
> Need to defeat divisive forces harming India, J&K: Farooq
Gags on media
Gagging of intellectual discourse and press in democratic country is unacceptable. Though by and large, as per the laws of the country, media in India is free, it ends up being fully or partially controlled, especially in contemporary times, when finances dictate the rise and fall of the media. Unfortunately, this has made media dependent largely on business and political powers. In a bid to survive, the media willingly becomes a tool in the han...
> Reconciliation without process
> Ill-conceived tourism promotion
> Transparency in 'Swachh Bharat'
> Paris when it sizzles - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Financial autonomy in India
Just some questions on Obama speak
By Badri Raina
Why, we ask and wonder, is it heinous for any Muslim, literate or not, liberal or not, peace-loving or not, to raise a question about what was done to Iraq in 2003 when in fact a vast number of Americans themselves, including such Presidential aspirants as Berni Sanders, have held that event and American foreign policy generally since the creation by the ISI and the CIA of the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan chiefly responsible for having...
> A step into the past..! - By Robert Clements
> Has Modi's magic waned? - By Kuldip Nayar
> All that attention..! - By Robert Clements
> Davids Versus Goliath! - By Subhash Gatade
> The Kohinoor on the Queen's head..! - By Robert Clements
Intolerance put into practice as a Hindutva agenda
By Humra Quraishi
What tolerance are we showing for discussions and that basic exchange of ideas, for that to and fro of view and viewpoints. The fact is we are getting intolerant by the day. What tolerance are we showing for Aamir Khan's harmless little utterance along the strain that his wife, Kiran Rao, had contemplated moving out of here as she feared for the safety of their child in this atmosphere hanging heavy with intolerance? What tolerance are we show...
> Chances of productive Parliament session slim - By R.C. Rajamani
> Terrorism: A relatively minor issue - By Gwynne Dyer
> Modi's ABC approach to Kashmir - By Adfar Shah
> Role of Women's Commission in J&K - By Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor
> From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried - By John Pilger
Amir Khan’s statement on ‘intolerance’
Dear Editor, Celebrity film-star Aamir Khan has joined team of those suddenly finding ‘intolerance’ in the country only in last some months forgetting so many incidents of past like 1984 riots killing thousands of Sikhs, and exodus of Kashmiri pundits from the valley killing thousands of them also. But case of Aamir Khan is somewhat different. He expressed his feeling only at an ‘opportunate’ time after results of elections to Bihar state-assem...
> Mud slinging on foreign soil by politicians
> Clarification necessary in respect of CIC and CVC
> Craze for government-bungalows everywhere!
> Parking woes in Jammu
> Birthday-celebrations of political leaders
Cong 'strongly' believes in GST, govt gas to reach out: Rahul
BENGALURU, Nov 25 (Agencies): On the eve of Winter session of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi today said Congress "strongly" believed in GST, but government should reach out to the Opposition on certain issues, including the cap on rate. The Congress vice president outlined the party's stand on the contentious Goods and Service Tax(GST) Bill even as he made an all-round attack on the Modi government calling it "much worse" than "suit-boot-ki-sarkar." ...
> Parliament session set to be stormy, opposition to raise 'intolerance'
> No intention of leaving country, proud to be Indian: Aamir
> India under Modi transforming at grassroots: Dr Jitendra
> PM underlines message of harmony on Guru Nanak Jayanti
> Sexual exploitation of shelter inmates: Uttarakhand govt orders SIT probe
4 Nepalese injured in 'SSB firing' near Indo-Nepal border
KATHMANDU, Nov 25 (Agencies): Four Nepalese nationals today sustained injuries after being allegedly shot by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel in southern Nepal near the border with India. According to officials here, the men - residents of the border area in Sunsari district - were shot by the SSB on charges of smuggling chemical fetilizers from India this morning. However, the injured said they were burning wood in the border village to ke...
> India's plan to cut emissions indicates 'seriousness': UN Chief
> France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit
> Religion should be delinked from terror: PM
> Bangladesh hangs 2 top opposition leaders for 1971 war crimes
> Sri Lanka slashes list of 'terrorists' in reconciliation bid
Distt Srinagar Athletics championship from Nov 27 to 28
JAMMU, Nov 25: The District Srinagar Athletic Association is organizing two days District Srinagar Athletic Championship for boys and girls from November 27 to 28 at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar at 11 am. In the Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Categories, athletes are asked to contact Zahid Hussain (Org. Secretary) on 9796503348 for registration, the entries for the schools, institutions & clubs will be done at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar on spot. Th...
> Resumption of India-Pak series should have been without a third party brokering : Asif Iqbal
> Ian hits ton as J&K reach 325 for 5 against Goa
> 3rd Lala Daswandi Ram Daluja Volleyball Memorial tourney commences
> BSF School shines at CBSE National Judo Championship
> STC Warriors, JKP end up joint winners
HUL, Airtel, LG, others under ASCI scanner for misleading ads
NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (Agencies): Advertising industry watchdog ASCI upheld complaints against 87 advertisements in August including those of HUL, Airtel and LG terming them 'misleading'. According to the Customer Complaints Council (CCC) of ASCI (Advertising Standard Council of India), out of 87 advertisements against which complaints were upheld, 37 belonged to the personal and healthcare category, followed by 41 advertisements in the education c...
> ASEAN leaders launch EU-style regional economic bloc
> Priority of govt is to bail out ailing cooperative banks: Dorjay
> Low oil prices favoured Indian Economy: Jaitley
> Conditions for take-off of Indian economy to get better and better: PM
> PM Modi arrives in UK on Maiden visit
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