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Masked men damage vehicles at HSHS, Pulwama; Strike continues for 110th day
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: Normal life in Kashmir continued to remain paralysed for the 110th consecutive day today due to the strike called by separatists. However, Srinagar city continued to witness movement of private transport in some parts. While there were no curbs on the movement of people anywhere in Kashmir, the officials said restrictions on assembly of four or more people were in place throughout the Valley for maintaining law and order. Sho...
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NC takes out protest demonstration
Farooq hails Sinha’s Kashmir initiative, wants its continuation
SRINGAR, Oct 26: National Conference president and former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah today hailed the initiative of former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha for holding talks with separatist leaders here. Addressing party workers here, he hoped that the dialogue process with separatists will continue so that there is an end to the ongoing unrest in Kashmir. “Sinha sahib has taken a very good initiative and is currently holding tal...
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LAWDA continues demolition drive against ‘illegal’ structures
Demolishes three more illegal structures around Dal Lake
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has demolished three more structure that were raised ‘illegally’ in contravention to the orders passed by the High Court. Sources in enforcement wing of LAWDA said the three structures were demolished in Karpora and Brein Puhloo in vicinity of Dal Lake in Srinagar. A senior officer in LAWDA said that the drive to remove illegal structures and constructions will continue an...
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Separatists extend shutdown till Nov 3
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: The separatists today extended their shutdown call till November 3. The separatists issued a fresh protest calendar, according to which, there will be relaxation in strike from 5.00 PM to 7.00 AM on October 29 and 30 and November 1 and 2. For October 28, the separatists have given a call for march towards Jamia Masjid to offer Friday congregational prayers. They have also asked people for march to tehsil headquarters, and obs...
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Conditions in J&K will soon become better: Sinha
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: Former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha today said conditions in Jammu & Kashmir will soon become better. “Today I can assure you that conditions in J&K will soon become better. We have to look forward, not backward,” said Sinha, while talking to media after a meeting with the representatives of traders' body Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) here. Sinha, leading a five member team of civil society membe...
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Pak summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations'
ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (Agencies): For the second day in a row, Pakistan today summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest over alleged "unprovoked firing" by Indian forces along the Working Boundary and Line of Control. It was second day in succession that Indian envoy J P Singh was summoned by the Foreign Office over violation of ceasefire. "The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned by the Director General (South ...
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Life expectancy highest in J&K
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir has the highest life expectancy, except life expectancy at birth, surpassing Kerala, which topped the list till 2010, according to the data given by the Registrar General of India (RGI). According to the RGI’s Sample Registration System (SRS) data prepared following surveys done between 2010 and 2014, Kerala used to be the leader in life expectancy in almost all categories of age till 2010. The R...
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No govt restriction on Pak artistes: Naidu
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (Agencies): The government has not imposed any restrictions on Pakistani artistes working in India but filmmakers should respect the sentiments of people while engaging them, says Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. He also feels that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had mediated between the producers of “Ae Dil Hai Muskhil” and MNS, did no wrong or had any role in asking the producers to p...
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CM chairs 43rd governing body meet of SKIMS
J&K needs ambitious vision, futuristic roadmap in healthcare: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura needs to create an ambitious vision for delivering best healthcare to the patients. The chief minister said this while chairing the 43rd Governing Body meeting of SKIMS held at SKICC here. “During the recent law and order situation, the manner in which the medics and paramedics rose to the occasion and for days together e...
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Panic in border areas as BSF official injured in firing
JAMMU, Oct 26: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Border Security Force (BSF) was injured when a shell fired by Pakistani Rangers exploded near him during overnight ceasefire violation in RS Pura sector along the International Border in Jammu while unprovoked firing and shelling continued from Pakistan in Arnia and RS Pura sector throughout the night. The people were in panic and most of them moved to safer areas to protect themselves from fir...
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NGT notice on dumping of debris in Chenab, Tawi
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (Agencies): Indiscriminate dumping of soil in rivers Chenab and Tawi during construction of a stretch of a national highway has led the National Green Tribunal to issue notices to the Centre, concerned authorities and companies on a plea for enforcement of its earlier order prohibiting it. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought replies from Environment Ministry, Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highwa...
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Modi govt anti-army, using sacrifices for political gains: Kejriwal
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Oct 26: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday attacked Narendra Modi-led central government, calling it "anti-army." He also attacked the central government for giving "another" extension to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe 1984 riots. In a tweet, Kejriwal alleged that the central government was "just using" the army`s sacrifices for political gains. "Weak OROP, reduction in disability pension and n...
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Legendary Kashmiri singer Raj Begum dies at 89
SRINAGAR, Oct 26 (Agencies): Raj Begum, whose captivating voice earned her the title of ‘Nightingale of Kashmir’, passed away here this morning. Begum, 89, breathed her last at her daughter’s residence in Chanapora locality. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two sons. From a wedding singer, Raj Begum, who was born on March 27, 1927, emerged as one of the most powerful female voices in Kashmir. Her talent for singing was always nurtured...
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Myanmarese citizen apprehended near IB in Samba
JAMMU, Oct 26: A Myanmarese tourist was today apprehended near the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Samba district. She was later released as nothing incriminating was found from her possession. "A Myanmar citizen identified as Yin Hlaing was apprehended by the BSF near a border outpost in Samba district this evening," a police officer said. She was later handed over to police for further questioning. "She has a valid passport and a val...
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Hideout busted in Mendhar
MENDHAR, Oct 26: Police and Border Security Force (BSF) here today claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition in Gani forest area of Mendhar in Poonch district, this evening. Official sources said that Police and BSF jointly launched a search operation in Ghani forest area and came across a militant hideout this evening at 4.00 PM. They recovered three Chinese Pistols with three magazines and ...
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> Centre is completely insensitive to sufferings of people: Amanullah
> Prevailing anarchy in state is a result of failure of PDP-BJP: Saroori
> Health Minister calls for strict enforcement of Food Safety Standards
JK hospitals grappling with severe dearth of nursing staff
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: The Jammu and Kashmir is grappling with a severe dearth of nurses in government hospitals even as the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has released 75.74 Crore for strengthening of nursing services of the state. Sources in the health department revealed to KNS that the shortage can be ascertained from the fact that one nurse is left to take care of around 40 patients in various city government hospitals...
> Govt asks anti graft agencies list out officers with dubious service record
> KU joins prestigious Himalayan University Consortium
> BOSE to make it public in two days
> PDP’s ‘Inkpot’ filled with Kashmir blood: Sagar
> ‘Kashmiris see army as an occupation force: Rashid
Burning 'garbage' problem
Dumping grounds and landfill sites coming up all around the new urban townships mainly the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu in J&K are unlikely solve the problem of garbage disposal being generated in thousands of tonnes on daily basis. Neither burning of garbage is going to solve the problem in near future since this process is producing more and more smog around the urban centres and suffocating the fresh air needed for human survival....
> Breach of banking data
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UP political scene opens up to new possibilities after SP split
By Anser Kidwai
Even the best of political crystal-gazers would not have foreseen the drama in the ruling Samajwadi dispensation in Uttar Pradesh coming as it did virtually on the eve of a must-win Assembly poll for for the major players in the fray in what is a run-up to the crucial General Election in 2019. The kind of patch-up arrived at between those embroiled in the internecine family feud is unlikely to heal the self-inflicted wounds, and the damage done....
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> Toughening you up..! - By Robert Clements
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> Rough Hands..! - By Robert Clements
AIDS Is Not Over
By Gwynne Dyer
Four years ago optimism was high that AIDS was in retreat, and could ultimately be eradicated. Back then the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was boldly predicting "the end of AIDS by 2030." Nobody is feeling that optimistic now. New HIV infections, after dropping steadily for the ten years to 2005, more or less stabilised at 2 million a year in the last decade, and the annual death toll from AIDS has also stabilised, at abou...
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> Too Much of Chest-Thumping is Injurious to Health - By Zahur-ud-Din
> Fear has gripped bollywood - By T Navin
> Open Forum: Religious Trends - By Oishee Mukherjee
> Urgent action needed to check fires in hospitals - By Yashwardhan Joshi
1.5 crores reimbursement to Karnatak MLA
Dear Editor, It refers to media-report about a Karnatak MLA MH Ambressh from Mandya getting medical-reimbursement of rupees 1.5 crores for medical-treatment abroad at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore in the year 2014. An MLA of Delhi in three years had burdened exchequer by 13193055 claimed as medical reimbursement. There was also a case when rupees two lakhs had to be returned by a member Delhi MLA because he wrongly claimed towards medi...
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> Path labs should be regulated
> Different printing-cost of currency-notes
> Fear of spread of bird-flue
> India should adopt US-like system of elections
India slams OIC for raking up Kashmir issue
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (Agencies): In a sharp reaction, India today slammed the OIC, an influential grouping of Muslim countries, for making “misleading references” to the Kashmir issue during its conclave, saying the bloc has no locus standi to comment on India’s internal matters. A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Tashkent, in a resolution, severely criticised India for ongoing violence in Kashmir Valley a...
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> Kohli led Gujjar delegation attends National Tribal Carnival
> Pakistan uses terrorism as state policy which is suicidal: Naidu
> Uniform Civil Code not without consensus: Venkaiah Naidu
IS militants kill 30 in Central Afghanistan: Official
KABUL, Oct 26 (Agencies): Militants linked to the Islamic State group killed around 30 civilians, including children, in the central Afghan province of Ghor, the local government said today. The incident occurred late yesterday north of the provincial capital Firoz Koh, with the government calling it a revenge attack after a local IS commander was killed. "Our security forces with the help of locals conducted an operation and killed a Daesh (I...
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> Polio vaccination worker gunned down in Pak
> 14 killed, 147 injured in massive explosion in China
> Over 61 police recruits killed in twin attack
Goenkans shines in Sub-Jr National Fencing Championship
JAMMU, Oct 26: The Premier Institute GD Goenka Public School, Jammu governed by Om Prakash Bansal Charitable Trust nurturing young talent and believes in honing the skills and talent of the students. The students have made the institution proud at the recent XVIII Sub-Junior National Fencing Championship (Boys and Girls) held at Gwalior (MP), in which Goenkan Ananya Sharma of Class VI bagged the coveted Gold medal Copied from Jammu Links News ...
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No explanation, no opportunity to defend myself, says Mistry in an explosive mail to board members
Mumbai, Oct 26 (Agencies): Sacked unceremoniously, a "shocked" Cyrus Mistry has levelled a series of allegations against Ratan Tata and contended that he was pushed in to a position of "lame duck" chairman and changes in decision making process created alternate power centres in Tata Group. In an explosive confidential email to Tata Sons board members, he accused them of replacing him as Chairman of India's largest conglomerate of without so mu...
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