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PDP president kick starts election campaign for Srinagar LS seat
Vote an opportunity for strengthening people’s agenda for talks: Mehbooba
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: Kick starting her Party’s campaign for Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, PDP president and chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said that vote for her party would be an endorsement for transforming Jammu & Kashmir through dialogue and development and getting the State out of the present crisis. Addressing the meetings of workers from Charar-i-Sharief and Budgam constituencies here today, the PDP president said ever since he...
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Farooq calls for united front against communal forces
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah today called for a united front to foil the machinations of communal and divisive elements, saying that the spirit of inclusiveness alone can steer Jammu and Kashmir out of the prevailing morass and political instability. Stepping up his electoral campaign for by-polls to Srinagar parliamentary constituency during his interaction with various deputations and workers meeting at N...
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Omar: Vote out PDP for its broken promises
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: National Conference working president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah today described PDP a party of broken promises, saying it is used to making hollow rhetorical promises with the least intention of keeping their word. “Spell out even one of the promises that has been kept”, Omar Abdullah dared the PDP while addressing a joint National Conference-Congress election rally here this morning after Congress candidate Ghul...
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Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, rains lash valley
NHW remains open for vehicles from Srinagar to Jammu
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: Fresh snowfall was recored in Gulmarg area on Wednesday while rains lashed most parts of the valley. The officials at Met department said over 2 inches of snowfall has been recorded in Gulmarg on Wednesday. Owing to snow and rains the minimum and maximum temperature across Kashmir plunged several notches bringing back a cold wave. Met officials said the summer capital of Srinagar recorded 1.6 mm rain on Wednesday. They sai...
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Tassaduq, Mir file nominations for Anantnag LS by-polls
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: People's Democratic Party candidate Tassaduq Mufti today filed his nomination papers for the Anantnag parliament seat. JKPCC president, G A Mir also filed his nomination papers for the Anantnag seat. Tassaduq mufti was accompanied by member parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beig, Party Vice President Muhammad Sartaj Madni, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Ab Haq Khan, Farooq Andrabi, Rajya Sabha member parliament Nazir Ahmad Laway, Mehboob Beg,...
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Ready to talk to everyone in Kashmir: Rajnath
P L UNIYAL
NEW DELHI, Mar 22: Government of India Wednesday said they are ready to talk to all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to normalise the situation there. "We are ready to talk to everyone... The entire nation wants the situation to normalise in Kashmir. We are ready to cooperate with everyone and have taken all initiatives in this regard," said union home minister Rajnath Singh. He noted that he had visited the Kashmir valley thrice during the u...
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Election on April 17
ECI issues notification for elections to 6 LC seats
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 22: The Election Commission of India today issued notification for conduct of biennial elections to 6 seats of Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council (MLCs). As per the notification, March 29 has been fixed last date of filing nominations, while as scrutiny of papers will be held on March 30 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 3. As per the notification, the elections will be held on April 17, 2017. The voting h...
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India for ties with Pak sans shadow of terror: Prez
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Mar 22: India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an environment free from terror and violence, President Pranab Mukherjee said here today. Mukherjee said this in his message to his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain on the eve of their national day tomorrow. “On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I extend greetings to you and to the friendly people of Pakistan on the occasion of your N...
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OTHER STORIES
PM to inaugurate Chenani-Nashri tunnel on April 2
Tunnel will reduce journey time by two hours: Gadkari
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Mar 22: Much awaited India's longest road tunnel built on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which will cut short the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by nearly 30 km will be dedicated to the people by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2. Union Minister of State in PMO, Jitendra Singh today said that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Jammu and Srinagar highway on April 2. He has said that Modi ...
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BOSE textbooks following all NCERT standards: Peer
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JAMMU, Mar 22: The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (BOSE) Director Academician Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer has stated that the Board has reviewed and developed syllabi, courses of studies and textbooks from first primary to class 12th as per the guidelines and recommendations of National Curriculum Framework-2005 which is a seminal document on the National Education Policy so as to have uniformity in the education system throughout th...
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CET-2012 paper leak scam
Court to record statements of defence witnesses from March 23
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: A city court has listed Common Entrance Test (CET) paper leak scam case of 2012 for recording of defence witnesses tomorrow. Sources in the court said that after concluding recording of the prosecution witnesses and arguments under Section 342 CrPC, the court has now listed the matter for defence witnesses from March 23. Pertinently, the scam had led to the arrest of the then chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examina...
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Re-bidding for Rs 6,000 Zojila tunnel by Apr: Gadkari
NEW DELHI, Mar 22 (Agencies): The central government will reissue tenders for the strategic Zojila pass tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir by April and work on the Rs 6,000-Crore project will commence by August, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The project aims at providing much-needed all-weather connectivity between Kashmir valley and Ladakh, which remains cut-off from rest of the world during winters due to heavy snowfall. “We understand t...
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AK Koul appointed as Registrar Law NHRC
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 22 (JNF): Ashok Kumar Koul Ex-Registrar General of J&K High Court has been appointed as Registrar Law National Human Right Commission (NHRC). He is first judicial officer of J&K State who appointed as Registrar National Human Right Commission. Ashok Kumar Koul took over as Registrar Law in National Human Rights Commission of India New Delhi. NHRC is the watch dog of the human rights of the people. This is for the first time that an...
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Batote-Kishtwar road opens for traffic
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Mar 22: After seven days of disruption of traffic, Batote-Kishtwar National Highway was opened for traffic, today. It is notable to mention here that Batote-Kishtwar road remain closed due to heavy landslide near Thathri since last four days and the people were facing lot of problems. The traffic has been cleared and traffic movement has been restored on this vital road. With the opening of road, the people of the area heaved a sigh of r...
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PM likely to inaugurate Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Apr 2
JAMMU, Mar 21: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi may inaugurate the much awaited Chenani-Nashri tunnel formally on April 2 in Udhampur district. ”The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to arrive Udhampur on April 2 and will proceed for Chenani to inaugurate the mega project,” reliable sources said. If all goes well, the date of inauguration of the tunnel is almost final. Meanwhile the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, which was thrown open for week-l...
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> NDS extends support to contractual lectures’ strike
 
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‘Accuses NC, PDP of bulldozing idea of main stream politics in J&K’
SRINAGAR, Mar 20: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Rasheed today announced that party will not participate in upcoming parliamentary by-elections for Anantnag and Srinagar seats. Rashid while announcing party decision in a press conference in Srinagar said that though party strongly believes in democratic process and the available forums including Assembly and Parliament are the best places to plead Kashmir cause, but the main political parties incl...
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> Mirwaiz condemns killing of girl
 
 
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Last efforts on GST Bills
The implementation of the unilateral Goods and Services Tax (GST) across India appears to be inching closer with all hurdles being cleared by the central government in coordination with the states besides clearing hurdles for passage of Bills in the Parliament. The activity on this front has been serious and fast moving in an attempt to ensure implementation of this regime in next few months. At its twelfth meeting last Friday, the Goods and Ser...
> Affordable health care
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> Restructuring exam system
 
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Right To Water
By Dhurjati Mukherjee
Whether the third world war will be played over water is unknown, but the growing water scarcity of a burgeoning population has become a reality. Specially important is the rapid growth of Third World countries where water scarcity has already become a major problem. Experts opine that within the next decades, if not earlier, half the world's population could have serious trouble facing enough freshwater for drinking and irrigation. This is al...
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> Kim and the art of warfare..! - By Robert Clements
> The two Punjabs - By A.G. NOORANI
 
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Yogi Adityanath as CM: Doomsday for Uttar Pradesh
By Humra Quraishi
Doomsday for the state of Uttar Pradesh with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister. Well, that was my first spontaneous reaction as soon as that news had trickled in. And this reaction is getting compounded as disasters are getting unfolded. Within the very first two days of his appointment hundreds are sitting jobless as slaughter houses and meat-shops have been shut or sealed in several towns of Uttar Pradesh - Allahabad, Lakhim...
> Hindutva is now BJP's top agenda in Uttar Pradesh - By Kalyani Shankar
> What's wrong with Southeast Asia? - By Gwynne Dyer
> Black money spurt may be behind millionaire exodus from India - By Nantoo Banerjee
> Amarinder Singh's initial moves are promising - By B.K. Chum
> Beware the new US 'border tax' plan - By Martin Khor
 
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Preserve water resources
Dear Editor, 22nd March celebrated as World Water day. Water is the base on which our life is built. Day by day, it is becoming clear that water is going to be the biggest casualty of the modern development process. It is ironic that nature’s gift to humans is available only for money these days. We are forced to buy clean drinking water after having polluted every known source. Rain, rivers and wells have been man's traditional sources of fres...
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> Un-desired decision
> Air India faulty planning for losses
> Victory of women
 
 
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RS defers debate on Special Category Status to states
NEW DELHI, Mar 21 (Agencies): A discussion on the continuance of the concept of Special Category Status for states and holding of a meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) for the purpose, could not be taken up by the Rajya Sabha today due to the non-availability of the Finance Minister. The calling attention on the need to convene a meeting of the country's apex decision-making body NDC to discuss the necessity for continuance of the...
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> Ayodhya dispute: RSS, BJP welcome SC ruling, BMAC says 'amicable solution is impossible'
 
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Former Paki President Zardari starts weekly show with TV channel
ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (Agencies): Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has started his weekly show with a local private TV channel in which he appears as a political analyst. The former president's show named "Pakistan Khappay with President Asif Ali Zardari" will be aired every Sunday at 9:30 pm (local time), Bol TV said. Zardari's first show was aired yesterday in which he appeared live from his residence Bilawal House in Karachi and re...
> Hearing on Hafiz Saeed's petition adjourned, govt lawyer seeks time
> China slams India for inviting Dalai Lama To An International Buddhist Seminar
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> Paki's Sikh community disappointed at being 'left out' from census
> Nizamuddin clerics are safe in Karachi and will be back in Delhi on today: Sushma
 
 
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Range level Sports festival organises at Doda
JAMMU, Mar 22: Ramban defeated Doda in the Range Level Sport Festival in cricket tie played at Sport Stadium Doda . The Semifinal matches of Kabaddi and Tug of War were also played. In cricket, the toss was won by Ramban and they elected to bat first. Ramban team scored 80 runs in 13 overs all out, chasing the target, Doda team scored 63 runs in 12 overs and was defeated in the semi final match by 17 runs. Kabaddi match was played bet...
> Judo competition concludes
> St. Mary's School holds annual Sports meet
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> IRP-4th Bn organises athletic meet
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Travel in Rajdhani, Shatbadi at mail/express fare from April 1
NEW DELHI, Mar 21 (Agencies): Come April and a passenger can avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if he or she has booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations. Railways is launching a new scheme from April 1 under which waitlisted passengers can get confirmed accommodation in the next alternative train if they opt for the option while booking their tickets. As per the scheme, there w...
> New UP govt has 20 ministers with criminal cases, 35 out of 44 are millionaires
> Govt proposes cap of Rs 2 lakh on cash transactions as against Rs 3 lakh proposed in Budget
> Jitendra announces several relaxations in GP Fund rules
> JK Bank issues preferential Shares to State Government
> Recruitment process completed, not to issue waiting list: JK Bank Board
 
 
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