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CM, Pak Rangers offer chaddar at Baba Chambliyal’s shrine
Indo-Pak border people’s cultural affinity too strong to resist: Mehbooba
‘Why focus on only hostilities, not cultural camaraderie?’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jun 23: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday wondered if hostilities between India and Pakistan could become news, why could not cultural bonhomie - as witnessed at Chambliyal which given its socio-religious significance could become hub of the new movement for reconciliation. The Chief Minister also said cultural affinity of people along Indo-Pak border was too strong to resist and called for highlighting the cultural camaraderie tha...
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Cabinet approves creation, restructuring of posts in FPF
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 23: The state cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today approved creation or restructuring of various categories of posts within the sanctioned strength of the Forest Protection Force. The details are as following: Gazetted Posts Downgrading and change of nomenclature of 30 existing posts of Deputy Director (DCF), in the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100+ GP 6600, to Deputy Director (...
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Cabinet approves creation of 59 posts in AG’s office
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 23: The state cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the creation of 59 posts of various categories in the office of the Advocate General, J&K. The posts include 5 posts of Sr. Scale Stenographer (9300-34800+GP 4600), 02 posts of Section Officer (9300-34800+GP 4600), 07 posts of Legal Assistant (9300-34800+GP 4280), 10 posts of Jr Legal Assistant (9300-34800+GP 42...
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Govt to look into case of slapping of PSA on youth in Jammu
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, Jun 23: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari today said that Government will look into the matter of slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on a youth in Jammu if it is proved that he suffers from any kind of psychiatric problems. The issue was raised by ruling PDP’s Shopian MLA Advocate Mohammad Yousuf Bhat. He was supported by PDP another MLA Kokernag Abdul Rahim Rather and MLA Langate Engineer Ab...
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No community declared as minority by J&K: Sajjad
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 23: Social welfare minister Sajjad Gani Lone today said t no community has been declared as minority by the State. However, the minister said community-wise percentage of declared National Minorities “in our State is Muslim 68.31, Sikh 1.87, Christian 0.28, Buddhist 0.90 and Jain 0.02 percent respectively.” The minister was replying to a clubbed question of Vibodh Gupta, Dhrambir Singh Oberoi and S. Charanjeet Singh in legislativ...
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Amarnath Yatra: Guv appeals to shun use of polythene items
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 23: Governor N N Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, (SASB) has appealed to the intending pilgrims and all the stakeholders of the Yatra to to maintain cleanliness and sanitation in the entire Yatra area. The yatra is starting from July 2. Governor said the cleanliness has to be maintained from the base camps onwards, to preserve the natural environment. The governor has particularly requested the stak...
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CEO reviews counting arrangements of Anantnag Bye-Polls
Counting to begin at 8 AM, no re-poll at any polling booth
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 23: Chief Electoral Officer, Shantmanu today reviewed the arrangements put in place for the counting of votes of Anantnag bye-elections which concluded yesterday. The counting of votes shall be held on June 25 at 8.00 AM. A counting hall has been earmarked for the purpose where 10 tables shall be set up and 11 rounds would be conducted for the counting of votes. The political parties have been asked to depute their representatives...
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SVC seeks ATR from ADC on forest land encroachment
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JAMMU, June 23: State Vigilance Commission (SVC) today directed Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Poonch to conduct an inquiry and submit a report in connection with alleged encroachment of forest land by some persons in connivance with officials. The commission has directed ADC, Poonch (District Vigilance Officer) to furnish action taken report in a forest land encroachment made by some persons at village Lassana in Tehsil Surankote of P...
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Allegations of grabbing State/Shamlat Land against Former SSP VOJ
SDM North Jammu appointed IO to report in 3 days
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, June 23 (JNF): Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) North Jammu has been appointed Inquiry Officer into the allegations of grabbing state/shamlat land against former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vigilance Organisation Jammu (VOJ) and asked him to submit report within 3 days. A resident of Raipur Domana, Jammu Attar Singh son of Ram Singh lodged a complaint to Mehbooba Mufti Chief Minister, J&K state for holding an inquiry against Dr ...
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Free 650 Kanals of Pastures from encroachments: HC
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SRINAGAR, June 23: The High Court has asked state government to remove encroachments on over 650 Kanals of pasture land in Zakuro, Gulab Bagh and Bhagat Shura areas on the outskirts of Srinagar. Disposing of a petition filed by a person named Peer Noor-ul-Haq, a single bench of Justice Ramallingam Sudhakar directed the competent authority—Tehsildar Hazratbal Srinagar— to take action in accordance with law in the matter as soon as possible. In ...
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Navin Agarwal posted as CEO/DG NADA
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, June 23: Additional Director General of Police, training, Police headquarters, Navin Agarwal, has been posted as CEO/DG (JS level) of National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on deputation basis in Department of Sports at New Delhi. An IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Navin Agarwal will remain on Central deputation during his posting in the Sports Department for five years. According to government order No.34 b-Home of 2016 Dated: 2...
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Guv hosts Iftaar
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SRINAGAR, Jun 23: Governor N N Vohra hosted Iftaar at Raj Bhavan, here this evening. Mehbooba Mufti, chief minister; . Omar Abdullah, former chief minister; Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, deputy speaker Legislative Assembly; Ministers; legislators; chief secretary; Director General of Police; Vice Chancellors; AOC J&K, GOC-Victor Force; senior Civil, Police and Security Forces officers and prominent citizens were among those who participated in the Iftaar....
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3 militants killed in Lolab encounter: Army
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SRINAGAR, Jun 23: Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Lolab forest area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Defence spokesman, Colonel N N Joshi told media that three militants were killed in an encounter at Dobwan forest area of Khurhama Lolab while the operation is still underway. An official said after specific information about the presence of militants, the army’s 18 RR and SOG cordoned off the Dobwan fo...
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Advani, Nirmal inaugurate Sindhu Bhawan at Leh
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LEH, Jun 23: Former Deputy Prime Minister and Member Parliament L K Advani along with Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated Sindhu Bhawan at Chagmalsar, Leh. The state of the art Bhawan, would provide all the requisite boarding and lodging facilities to the yatris coming for the Sindhu darshan festival. The festival is organized every year drawing a large number of people from different parts of the country. Minister for Lada...
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e-assembly project: Much ado about nothing!
JAMMU, Jun 21: Much ado about nothing- is the ideal proverbial situation of much-hyped e-assembly project in J&K being implemented by the Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA) of the state Information Technology (IT) department, notwithstanding the haughty claims made by the government and the concerned department on this account. In fact, this ambitious project of J&K IT department has yet to `take wing’ in real sense. How? Just have...
> Parliamentary panel visits IB to review border management
> Govt announces June 21 as holiday
> SVC directs DFO, Tehsildar to retrieve encroached land
> Rs 258 Cr sanctioned for damaged police infrastructure in J&K
> Yoga Training programme begins at JU
 
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Govt to look into CDF, salary hike of legislators: Haq
SRINAGAR, Jun 21: Minister for Rural Development, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today assured the legislative assembly that state government will look into the enhancement of salary to legislators and their PROs, besides increase of Constituency Development Fund (CDF). The minister response came after Chairman of House Committee constituted to look into the hike in salaries of legislators and their PROs, Mr Ali Mohammed Sagar relieved himself of ...
> IAF to hand over 11.8 acres of land to AAI at Leh
> Soura youth’s ‘torture to death’ case: Court asks police to submit questionnaire
> 33% reservation for women in police likely in J&K
> Uninterrupted power supply in state by 2019: Nirmal
> Dorjay assigned charge of Ladakh Affairs Deptt
 
 
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The taxman's rollback
Finding it difficult to realize and complete the target, the union Finance Ministry has tied itself up in knots on whether a purported target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taxmen was articulated or not. It has found the questions raised over the target set for the taxmen do not satisfactory answers for the reasons that it is practically not possible to broaden the tax base. There was confusion as on June 16, it said the Prime Minister ...
> Ensure food security in J&K
> Maintaining internet neutrality
> Damn short-term measures
> Strategic exit from RBI
> Nervous flight mode
 
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Brexit it is! David Cameron resigns
By Binoy Kampmark
The Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliot was wishing to get voters out for the cause, circulating a message that, "There is a very real chance that voters in London and Scotland will vote to keep us in the EU today despite the heartlands of the country voting to leave." The circulated email also sported a picture from a "leafy" part of London, with queues to boot. "If you don't want people in London to force you and your family to stay in...
> Security Check..! - By Robert Clements
> March of fascism, across the land - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Modi was only star in BJP meet in Allahabad - By Lalit Sethi
> A Hundred and Ten per cent..! - By Robert Clements
> Orlando Killings: US’s new terror reality - By Amrita Banerjee
 
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Venezuela and Saudi Arabia: Sharing the Wealth
By Gwynne Dyer
On Monday, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans began the time-consuming process of validating their signatures on a petition demanding a recall referendum on the elected president, Nicolas Maduro. Food riots are breaking out all over the country, and the capital, Caracas, has the highest murder rate of any city in the world. Many citizens expect a revolution. Half a world away, Saudi Arabians don't have to worry about referendums, or indeed ab...
> AIADMK is perfectly right in opposing GST Bill - By Garga Chatterjee
> Justice difficult to deliver in riot cases delays - By Yashwardhan Joshi
> What Yoga practice on Babri Masjid's demolition? - By Humra Quraishi
> Three L's! - By S Mukhtar
> Reflections on Modi's Visit to the U.S: What's in it for Kashmir? - By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
 
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Monsoons bring flood of problems
Dear Editor, With the scorching heat this summer, the temperatures rising up to 42 degree Celsius, people await monsoons. Monsoon is perhaps the most awaited season in our country, not only because of the heat but also because rains are the main source of irrigation for the 3/4th of the population of our country that is involved in agricultural sector. However, monsoon itself comes with a lot of problems. Due to heavy rainfall sometimes road...
> Ban on silver leaves
> High Courts still named after old city-names?
> No taxable Income
> Postal-orders should be payable at all post-offices
> Postal-stamps on ‘Surya Namaskar’
 
 
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Swamy seeks details of Kejriwal's admission into IIT-K
NEW DELHI, June 23 (Agencies): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today raised questions seeking details of the process of admission by which Delhi Chief Minister got into IIT-Kharagpur of Delhi in the 1980s from where he was awarded B Tech (Hons) degree. In a press release, he cited an RTI reply from IIT-K which was asked to provide the basis of Kejriwal's entry into B Tech programme and his All India Rank (AIR) in any competitive exam such as JEE, ...
> MP BJP leader announces one lakh reward for locating Rahul
> Will Yoga relieve pain of inflation, Sena asks Modi
> Swachh Bharat: Taj, Vaishno Devi among 10 iconic places to be cleaned
> Modi running 'Superfast Development Train': Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
> Government has full confidence in Arvind Subramanian: Jaitley
 
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Modi arrives in Uzbekistan for SCO Summit
UZBEKISTAN, June 23 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today to a warm welcome as he kicked off a two-day visit to attend the annual summit of the SCO with an aim to expand India's engagement with the China-dominated grouping in areas of security, defence and energy. In a special gesture, Modi was received at the Tashkent international airport by his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev. In the two-day summit tha...
> Missile test a success, threat to US: Kim Jong-Un
> Any NSG exception to disturb regional stability: Pak
> 'India's NSG bid to be discussed at a special meeting'
> Lankan Navy damages TN fishermen' gear
> Foreign secretary leaves for Seoul to push for India's NSG membership
 
 
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Sports minister reprimands BJP MLA for crying ‘discrimination’ with Jammu
SRINAGAR, June 23: A ruling BJP legislator was Thursday reprimanded by a PDP minister for crying ‘discrimination’ about physical college of education in Jammu region. Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari reprimanded BJP MLA from Marh, Sukhnandan Kumar in the Lower House today during Question Hour. Sukhnandan, in a written question, had asked the government about opening of Physical Education College at Jammu “because only ...
> Khalsa Club Diagana wins Satish Sharma Cricket trophy
> Govt has no proposal for opening Education College in Jammu: Ansari
> Mannu lifts 7th Battal Dangal title
> Secretary, Sports council review development works of Gindun Sports Centre
> Pawan Cricket T20: Singh Club enters semis
 
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Swamy keeps up attack on CEA, brushes aside Jaitley's remarks
NEW DELHI, June 23 (Agencies): Unfazed by the government and BJP distancing themselves from his remarks, Subramanian Swamy today continued his attack on Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subrmananian while dismissing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's counsel for restraint. "Let him say what he wants....I have nothing to do with what Jaitley says. I can talk to the party President or the prime minister," he told reporters who asked him about Jaitley's...
> Aim to double taxpayer base to 10 crore: PM to Officials
> New Civil Aviation policy passed, now pay Rs 2,500 for an hour flight
> All online purchases to attract GST, says Model Law
> Dissatisfied with Modi govt on black money issue: Ramdev
> Air travellers to pay less for extra baggage from mid-June
 
 
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