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Normal life in Kashmir paralysed due to strike
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, May 26: Normal life was paralysed across Kashmir today in view of a separatist sponsored general strike. Markets and other business establishments remained closed in Srinagar and other parts of valley. Public transport was largely off the roads. Similar reports poured in from other district headquarters of Kashmir. The attendance in Government offices, schools and banks was also reported thin because of non-availability of public tr...
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J&K legislature pays rich tributes to Mufti
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Rich tributes were paid to former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed during the obituary references in both the houses of state legislature here today. Leaders from all parties hailed his services in politics and government. Speaking on the obituary reference, moved in the legislative assembly, the speaker Kavinder Gupta said Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was a great politician, a true democrat and an acknowledged statesman who was ...
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SPO among 2 killed in road mishaps
KT NEWS SERVICE
RAMBAN/ BHADERWAH, May 26: Two persons including a Special Police Officer (SPO) were killed and four others injured in three separate road mishaps in Ramban and Doda districts, today. Police said that SPO was crushed to death by a speeding Tavera vehicle bearing registration number JK03B-8184 on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district in the wee hours today. 26-year-old SPO Ishtiaq Ahmed number 471/SPO of DPL Ramban was run over by ...
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Infiltration bid foiled: 2 militants killed in Nowgam sector
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Army today said an infiltration bid was foiled in north Kashmir’s Nowgam sector and two militants were killed. It said movement of a group of infiltrators was detected close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Tutmar Gali area of Nowgam sector in frontier Kupwara district and the troops challenged them. “The militants opened fire at the Army which was retaliated triggering a gun battle in which so far two militants have been kill...
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Kataria fake encounter case: PCO owner cross-examined
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: A city court has recorded the averments made during cross examination of a Public Call Office (PCO) owner in Showkat Ahmad Kataria fake encounter killing case. The PCO owner who is a resident of Hawal deposed that Kataria, would lead prayers in a mosque at Zadibal and would call his family from his PCO. Kataria, 25, son of Noor Alam Kataria, 75, a resident of Doligam-Jabdi-Banihall, who went missing at around 10.00 PM on Octo...
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Pathankot attack probe
NIA finds a pattern by JeM to rake up Guru issue
KT NEWS SERVICE
BENGALURU, May 26 (Agencies): The Pathankot probe may be going nowhere in Pakistan, but in India, the National Investigation Agency continues to get more evidence. The Jaish-e-Mohammad which was behind this attack had one single agenda while carrying out the attack at Pathankot and two in Jammu and Kashmir. They were attempting to rake up the Afzal Guru issue. The Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who carried out the attacks left behind notes which...
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JKSSB Exams on May 28, 29 postponed
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 26: JKSSB Exams scheduled to be held on May 28, 29 have been postponed. As per order No: SSB/ Secy/Sel/2016/14870-80 dated 26-05-2016, the JKSSB has postponement written exams scheduled on May 28, 29 for various posts. The notice reads in view of the representations received from a large number of candidates requesting for postponement of objective type written test scheduled on May 28, 29, 2016 as they are appearing in the IES exam...
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President’s intervention sought
Modi govt in Delhi can’t fire JU-VC: Bhim
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI. May 26: Urging President of India Pranab Mukherjee for his urgent intervention to save the autonomy and constitutional integrity of the University of Jammu in J&K, chief patron of JKNPP Prof Bhim Singh Thursday demanded that appropriate action be taken against BJP national secretary Ram Madhav threatening the Vice Chancellor of Jammu University Prof R D Sharma of serious consequences if ‘RSS sponsored students wings’ (ABVP activists) ...
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Challenge for PDP-BJP alliance to protect J&K’s special status: NC
‘Whole sub continent looking at your alliance’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Opposition National Conference Thursday said the PDP-BJP alliance is under challenge to protect the special status of the state within the constitution of India. “Whole sub continent is looking at your alliance whether you can keep Jammu and Kashmir united and protect its special status,” Mohammad Shafi Uri, NC senior leader and MLA Uri said to the PDP and BJP members while paying obituary to former Chief minister and PDP patr...
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Guv for steps to reduce quake vulnerability
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Governor N N Vohra, has urged chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to take personal cognizance and issue firm directives to each and every stakeholder to forthwith start preparing for dealing with an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude and above. In a letter to the chief minister the governor has re-iterated that J&K is predominantly located in Seismic Zone V and our people had, as recently as, in the 2005 earthquake, suffered considerable l...
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Zubair assumes charge as Director Information
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Zubair Ahmad (KAS) today took over as the new Director Information of the State. He succeeds Muneer ul Islam who has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama. Zubair has earlier been Member, SSRB, Special Secretary to Chief Secretary, Special Secretary, Finance and Agriculture Production Department besides Joint Director, IMPA &RD and Handicrafts. He was also Deputy Secretary in Chief Minister’s secretariat from 2002 to 200...
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‘KPs’ return should not be under police protection’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 26: Amid a row over return of Kashmiri Pandits, Congress today said it should not be done under police protection but an atmosphere should be created so that they could live in the Valley like they did prior to migration. The party's national spokesman Raj Babbar accused the Centre as well as the Jammu and Kashmir government of indulging in "rhetoric and drama" over the issue. "We want that things (regarding the return of Kashmiri P...
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Omar not attending LA due to flu
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who missed Governor N N Vohra’s address to joint session of the legislatures on the opening day of the 35-day-long Budget session yesterday, could not attend the House today also. Omar took to micro blogging site twitter and informed that he could not attend the Assembly due to flu. ” I have a touch of flu made worse by the fluff from these Russian Poplar Trees. I hope to recover fully & b...
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HC notice to CS in PIL seeking prosecution of senior bureaucrat
JAMMU, May 26 (JNF): In Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking sanction for prosecution of tainted bureaucrats involved in corruption cases, Division Bench of State High Court today issued notices to Chief Secretary and Commissioner-Secretary to Government General Administration Department (GAD) in a plea seeking transfer/removal of Hirdesh Kumar Singh from coveted post of Commissioner-Secretary to Government of J&K, Housing and Urban Developm...
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Last rites of Martyr Rifleman Pawan Singh conducted
JAMMU, May 25: Wreath laying and military funeral of Rifleman of 29 Assam Riffle was held today at his native village Khank in District Kathua. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Chief of Army Staff, Army Commander Western Command and General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps. Brigadier Bimal Monga, Station Commander, Basholi and Janglot attended the funeral alongwith other Officers and Jawans of the Indian Army. The Station Commander convey...
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> DC for enhancing District Red Cross Fund
> NC Women Wing concerned over growing of rape incidents
> 2 Under Secys transferred
> Suhail Bukhari appointed as CM’s Media Consultant
 
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Kashmiri Pandits oppose separate townships
SRINAGAR, May 25: Vehemently opposing the demand of separate colonies for Pandits in the Valley, Kashmiri Pandit Trade Union leader Sampat Prakash on Wednesday dubbed the call as "a conspiracy" of the Hindu nationalists of India, adding that members of the trade union will be holding a hunger strike for a day against the pseudo nationalists' design at Pratap Park here on June 4. Prakash said that the creation of separate colonies is a challenge...
> Horticulture employees stage protest
> Sainik colony for state subject soldiers should be set up in Kashmir: BJP chief
> Yasin meets EJAC leaders: Discusses present situation
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> Cabinet approves budget proposal
 
 
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Cost for NSG membership
China's stand to oppose India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) unless it agrees to be signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) exposes the weaknesses in Indo-China diplomatic relations. Two giants of the Asian sub-continent disagreeing on mutual benefits of becoming members of the NSG also brings to the fore India's lack of direction in the foreign policy towards its neighbours and far off partners in business and develop...
> Gold monetization failure
> Renewing ties with Iran
> Distressing situation
> Power projects in J&K
> Victory and defeat in polls
 
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"Thank God for the Atom Bomb"
By Gwynne Dyer
Today's Hiroshima doesn't give the TV journalists a lot to work with. It's a raucous, bustling, mid-sized Japanese city with only few reminders of its destruction by atomic bomb in 1945. There's the skeletal dome of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (which was right under the blast), and discreet plaques on various other buildings saying that such-and-such a middle school, with 600 students, used to be on this site, and that's ...
> Pickles, Sugar and Pepper..! - By Robert Clements
> Nepal Turmoil, setback for Indian diplomacy - By M K Dhar
> The Teakwood Box..! - By Robert Clements
> A visit to Srinagar - By Kuldip Nayar
> Enjoy a long wait..! - By Robert Clements
 
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When cricket determines our nationalism
By Sandeep Pandey
The defeat of India by West Indies in the T-20 World Cup triggered a controversy at the National Institute of Technology at Srinagar between Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students. Some Kashmiri students have been alleged to have raised anti-India slogans and burst firecrackers upon India's defeat. The Kashmiri students allege that the violence was started by non-Kashmiri students the next day when a group waving the tricolour and chanting 'Bharat M...
> Regional parties are real gainers in state polls - By Dr Satish Misra
> Maoist groups merge to form new party - By Sankar Ray
> BJP gets a reprieve, Cong decline continues - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Sharp decline in average Indian family size in a decade - By Humra Quraishi
> Elixir for Indian economy - By Dr PK Vasudeva
 
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Disposals of submissions made at PG-portal
Dear Editor, It is usual practice that those having posted their submissions at Public-Griviance-Portal (www.pgportal.gov.in) maintained by Department of Administrative Reforms (Government of India) are informed through SMS and e-mail that their submissions are disposed off advising to visit the website for seeing details of disposal. But it is quite often that website does not provide sought details because of some web-error. Department of Adm...
> Kashmir sans Kashmiris
> Allow khoya under organsied sector only
> Alarming rise in NPAs of Banks: Who is responsible?
> Medical reimbursement
> Assam elections
 
 
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MHA irked by laxity of states recommending Prez awards
NEW DELHI, May 25 (Agencies): Most of the states and union territories have not yet sent the names of officers who could be considered for President’s Police Medal (PPM) for distinguished service and Police Medal for meritorious service, forcing the Union Home Ministry to send a reminder to them. The Ministry had in March this year written to Home Secretaries and Director Generals of all states’ police, chiefs of Intelligence Bureau, Central Bu...
> Goyal BJP nominee for RS from M’rashtra
> China should give more market access for Indian products: Prez
> IITs for Jammu, 4 other states approved
> DU admissions: 5% quota for KP migrants to continue
> Court sends 3 Jaish members to jail till June 6
 
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NSG, Azhar issues to figure in Pranab's talks with Xi Jinping
BEIJING, May 24 (Agencies): China's opposition to India's membership in the elite NSG and its action blocking the UN move to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist are expected to figure prominently during President Pranab Mukherjee's talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping on Thursday. Mukherjee, who is making his first visit as head of state but has made a number of trips to China in various capacities ...
> 15 killed as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh coast
> 71 killed, 127 missing as foreign aid reaches flood-hit Lanka
> Iraq forces killed at least 2 protesters in Baghdad: Officials
> Lakhvi, others to be tried for aiding 166 murders
> Searchers locate body part, seats of crashed EgyptAir plane
 
 
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VAJK interact with players at Shopian
JAMMU, May 25: On a tour to Kashmir visiting affiliated district units, a team of Volleyball Association of Jammu and Kashmir (VAJK) today interacted with senior players of district Pulwama. As per the reports reaching here, led by VAJK Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kuldeep Magotra and accompanied by Ramesh Chander Sharma and Mohd Tariq, the team witnessed a volleyball match and encouraged other upcoming spikers. In this exhibition match, Khu...
> Tug of War Nationals meet postponed
> Inter Village Volleyball tourney organised
> Delhi XI register win in 12th Gufran Championship
> Five Wushu players fine berth in national camp
> DPS excels in inter school fencing competition
 
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Centre to assist Assam to develop as part of act east policy: PM
GUWAHATI, May 24 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Centre would extend all assistance to Assam and other north eastern states to ensure their speedy development as part of the Act East Policy. "Assam will be the centre point to bring about effective all-round development of the entire North East and this region will emerge as powerfully developed part of the country as a part of our Act East Policy," Modi said addressing a...
> Money power had role in this election: WB Congress chief
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> Agencies will make every endeavour to bring back Mallya: FM
> RS session ends, 19 hours lost due to disruptions
> PM rues RS not passing GST, says UP, Bihar would have benefited
 
 
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