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Nirmal for eradicating corruption from grassroots, following CMP
CM chairs first cabinet, council of ministers meeting
Rebuilding system, credibility, accountability on priority: Mufti
JAMMU, Mar 2: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today urged the Council of Ministers to make state their constituency, work for rebuilding the system, restoring the credibility and ensuring accountability in the governance. The Chief Minister was addressing the maiden meeting of Council of Ministers which held here today under his chairmanship at Civil Secretariat. Addressing the ministers, the Chief Minister said, “We have to fulfill the ...
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5-member cabinet panel to assess needs of flood-hit
H1N1 testing facility to be set up at GMC Jammu, CDH, Srinagar
JAMMU, Mar 2: The PDP-BJP cabinet Monday during its maiden meeting decided to constitute a Cabinet sub Committee under the Minister incharge of the Irrigation and Flood Control department to assess needs of flood affected. The cabinet also reviewed the latest status of the spread of H1N1 (Swine flu) in the state and ordered setting up of testing facility at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and the Chest Diseases Hospital, Srinagar. The...
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I stand by what I said: Mufti
JAMMU, Mar 2: A day after his remarks on peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir triggered a row, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Monday said that he stood by his comments and accused those raising a hue and cry over it of trying to “make mountain of a mole hill.” “What I said, I stand by it,” he told reporters after casting his vote for the Council election at the Legislature Complex here. “What I said yesterday about Pakistan and Hurriyat… ...
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MLAs to take oath on Mar 17; joint session on Mar 18
Shafi Uri to be Pro-tem Speaker
JAMMU, Mar 2: The elected Members of the J&K Legislative Assembly will take Oath of Office on March 17, 2015 while the joint session of the State Legislature will be held on March 18, 2015. Senior NC leader and former minister Mohammed Shafi Uri will be the pro-tem Speaker. This was decided by the state cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for the first time. The cabinet decided to advise the ...
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In evening Omar ‘realises’ Mufti is clever
SRINAGAR, Mar 2: Finally late in the evening National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah “realized” that chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is clever. In a late evening tweet Omar wrote, “Who says Mufti isn't clever! He's got everyone talking about Pakistan & Afzal Guru where we should be talking about the hollow CMP released.” Earlier, during the day he kept on tweeting on Mufti’s statement, its implications and Afzal Guru rela...
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‘Return mortal remains of Afzal Guru’: BJP opposes PDP’s demand
NEW DELHI, Mar 2 (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out strongly against its coalition partner – PDP's demands of returning to Valley mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru saying such statements could cause unrest. Soon after reports of a note regarding Afzal Guru's mortal remains with endorsement of nine Peoples Democratic Party leaders began doing the rounds, Ravinder Rana - BJP MLA from Nowshera told agencies,...
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Lone demands apology from Mufti
JAMMU, Mar 2: Demanding an apology from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for crediting Pakistan, militants and separatists with the smooth conduct of polls, National Conference (NC) today termed the statement an “insult” to the people of the state. NC MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone pointed out that militants had tried to scuttle the polls and the Hurriyat had lodged an anti-poll campaign in Kashmir Valley, but the people defied t...
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Setting up laboratory for swine flu test
HC direct CS to take steps for release of funds
JAMMU, Mar 2 (JNF): In Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding set-up for laboratory for swine flu test, Division Bench of State High Court directed Chief Secretary (CS) to take steps for release of funds. PIL has been filed by Smile Social Youth Club through its president Matloob Saleem Qureshi raising an important issue regarding facilities of state for organ transplant, in which petitioner has filed a supplementary affidavit stating that ...
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Mufti's remarks create furore in RS
BJP doing damage control exercise: Oppn
NEW DELHI, Mar 2: Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Monday created a furore over Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting Pakistan and Hurriyat for the smooth assembly polls, with the Centre jumping to do damage control by saying security forces and the people were responsible for the peaceful polls. Congress calling Sayeed's statement "anti-national", Shantaram Naik (Cong) said immediately after being sworn-in, C...
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Hurriyat-G reacts to Mufti’s statement
SRINAGAR, Mar 2: Hurriyat Conference (G) today ridiculed the statement of chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in which the latter stated that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants helped in making atmosphere conducive for assembly polls. In a statement to KNS Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said, “As far as Hurriyat Conference (G) is concerned, its entire leadership and its hundreds of activists and associates were arrested some 45 days before th...
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'Credit for J&K polls goes to EC, Army, Paramilitary forces'
BJP dissociates from Mufti's remarks
NEW DELHI, Mar 2: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today stated in the Lok Sabha that the credit for smooth conduct of the Jammu and Kashmir elections goes to the Election Commission, Army, Paramilitary forces and people of the state. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had earlier stoked a controversy by stating that the Hurriyat, Pakistan and militants had allowed a conducive atmosphere for the recently held assembly polls in the state. Singh sa...
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Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Valley
SRINAGAR, Mar 2: Normal life across the valley came to a halt today as higher reaches and plain areas witnessed fresh snowfall since last night. Most of the places including Srinagar city received heavy to moderate snowfall resulting in blockade of the roads and routes across the valley. Snowfall and rains interrupted the surface and air traffic also. In most parts of valley traffic remained off the roads today. “Higher reaches and plain area...
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Heavy snow forces closure of NHW
Normal life paralysed in hilly towns
JAMMU, Mar 2: With continuous heavy rain and snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir, the traffic department has closed traffic movement from both the sides of the highway on the second consecutive day today. Official reports said that due to fresh rain and snowfall between Qazigund and Banihal which has triggered landslides and shooting stones at various places along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway at Lasri, Chanderkot, Seri, Ramsoo and Panthal ...
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PDP buries ‘self-rule’ to grab power: Rather
`Agenda of Alliance serves interest of PDP, not people’
JAMMU, Mar 2: Senior National Conference leader and former Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Monday accused PDP of pursuing deceptive politics by burying its much flaunted agenda of 'self-rule' to seek assured six-year term as Chief Minister for Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. “The coalition government's 'Agenda of Alliance' serves the interest of the PDP and not the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said while interacting with media at Sher-e-Kashmir ...
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CM accorded warm welcome
JAMMU, Mar 2: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed was given the traditional Guard of Honour at the Civil Secretariat here today after taking the Oath of Office yesterday. On his arrival at the Civil Secretariat this morning, the Chief Minister was received warmly by the Council of Ministers, Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey, other top level officers and employees of the Civil Secretariat. The Chief Minister was offered the Guard of Honour by th...
> Naqvi gives credit to EC, security forces for peaceful J&K polls
> Omar visits residences of Chopra, Anand, Gupta; conveys condolence
> Bhim’s sister dies in accident
> Poonch resident, family held after return via Nepal
> English paper of 8th standard postponed
27 families evacuated in Kulgam
SRINAGAR, Mar 2: Kulgam police and Army has evacuated 27 families from Waltengo Nar. In view of the avalanche warning, Kulgam Police and Army has evacuated 27 families consisting of 58 souls from Waltengo Nar and shifted them to GHS Nowbagh, a police spokesman said. The civil administration has made adequate ration, heating and other arrangements for these families....
> Chill returns to valley with fresh snowfall
> Swine flu scare amid lack of protection mechanism
> Encounter in south Kashmir
> BOSE remains headless,exams on cards
> Health officials should be booked for criminal negligence: DAK
A good beginning for peace
Chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's gratitude, soon after he was sworn in on Sunday, to "forces across the borders" for not vitiating and disrupting the election process in Jammu and Kashmir, may have been unnecessary but neither based on falsehoods nor unreasonable. The statement is important in its own way, signifying two things. First, it is an open acknowledgement that Pakistan has a role to play in peace in Jammu and Kashmir which is not...
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> Nothing new to offer
> Corporate espionage scandal
> Meaning of PDP-BJP alliance
> Rahul chale 'sabbatical'
Murder in Moscow
By Gwynne Dyer
"Every time I call (my mother)," said Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov recently, "she gives me a talking-to: 'When will you stop being rude about Putin? He'll kill you.'" Now Nemtsov is dead: four bullets in the chest as he was walking home in Moscow with his girlfriend on Friday night. The protest march against Putin and the war in Ukraine that he was planning to lead on Sunday became a memorial march instead. So, two questions. Did Pr...
> Rahul and the Budget..! - By Robert Clements
> Modi Govt bends to conquer or has change of heart - By Dr Satish Misra
> Hating to Part Syndrome..! - By Robert Clements
> Congress at Crossroads - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> True Joy ..! - By Robert Clements
Budget for none
By Shivaji Sarkar
The Union Budget is harsh. It has some signature of Narendra Modi in terms of measures for youth, senior citizens, the weaker sections and 'make in India' but it also bears the continued stamp woefully of Manmohan Singh, ousted by the people. It is more bureaucratic and inflationary. There was a sea of opportunity at a time when inflation was coming down, people had heightened expectations of a break from the oppressive UPA-set pattern and bette...
> PDP-BJP Government: Taboo broken or a marriage of convenience? - By B.L. Saraf
> Healthcare system of Jammu and Kashmir - By Kashoo Tawseef
> Modi-Kejriwal Handshake! - By S Mukhtar
> Why I couldn't feel like a foreigner in Pak - By Neelam Pol
> CPI(M)'S 'unilateralism' frowned upon - By P. Sreekumaran
Civic-bodies in Delhi
Dear Editor It refers to North Delhi Municipal Corporation demanding re-unification of three municipal-corporations in Delhi which in turn will reduce administrative expenses as well. Creation of three separate Municipal Corporations in Delhi had created lot of confusion. Perhaps basic cause for creating three municipal-corporation might have been to triple posts to be gifted to corporators. However it will be advisable if a separate municipal ...
> Nitish Kumar strikes
> Unhealthy practice
> Pendency at CIC
> Mess at Jehangir Chowk flyover
> Double standards in defending free speech
Govt committed to land ordinance, open to Suggestions: Naidu
HYDERABAD, Mar 1(Agencies): Stating that NDA government is committed to the Land Acquisition Ordinance, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said they are open to considering meaningful suggestions from Opposition on it. "As far as Land Acquisition Ordinance is concerned, the government is committed to it. But, if meaningful suggestions come (from political parties), definitely they will be considered and we are there to protect the interests ...
> Rahul took 'too long to emerge', says Vir Sanghvi in his new book
> Paswan implores oppn to support Land Bill
> Akhilesh requests media not to create panic over Swine Flu
> Cong demands comprehensive package for farmers hit by untimely rains
> Minor gangraped in Etah
Slain american blogger laid to rest in Bangladesh
DHAKA, Mar 1 (Agencies): Bangladeshis in huge numbers paid tributes to slain American blogger Avijit Roy today as they criticised the government for its failure to ensure safety to the writer, known for his critique of religious extremism. People from all walks of life, including Roy's friends, relatives, well-wishers, teachers and students, gathered at the Dhaka University premises with flowers to pay their respect to the slain writer, who wa...
> Bikram Yoga founder accused of sex assault, rape in US
> Filipino religious leaders, youth shout for peace in scripture
> French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to arrive in India today, push Rafale deal
> Lanka passes bill to protect victims of crimes, witnesses
> Govt to fix time-frame for probe and trial of acid attack cases
Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs for first win
BRISBANE, Mar 1(Agencies): Embattled Pakistan finally opened their account in the cricket World Cup as they laboured to a narrow 20-run win over a spirited Zimbabwe in a Pool B match here on Sunday. Opting to bat, Pakistan managed 235 for seven in their allotted 50 overs, before bowling out the African nation for 215 in 49.4 overs at the Gabba, keeping their slim hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals alive. Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored for Pak...
> Winter Carnival concludes at Patnitop
> J&K Jump Rope Jr team brings laurels to state
> Army conducts half marathon at Banihal
> Afridi is the third Pakistani batsman failed to score runs in ODI on his birthday
> Former Australian batsman grand-daughter visits Pakistan and India
ATF price hiked by 8.2%, non-subsidised LPG to cost Rs 5 more
NEW DELHI, Mar 1 (Agencies): Jet fuel price was today hiked by a steep 8.2 per cent while the rates of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs 5 per cylinder on firming international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs 3,849.97 per kilolitre, or 8.2 per cent, to Rs 50,363 per kl, oil companies announced today. The rate hike follows seven consecutive monthly cuts since August, the last being...
> IndiGo charges Rs 9,000 for 'infant ticket', customer moves DGCA
> I never took money from any corporate entity: Gadkari on Essar Row
> Freight rate hike may push up commodity prices
> India to soon start FTA feasibility process with Russia, Peru
> Money Laundering: ED attaches Rs 232cr worth assets of Jagan, others
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