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No talks with India till all issues on agenda: Pak
ISLAMABAD, Aug 31 (Agencies): Pakistan has said it will not resume dialogue with India unless all bilateral issues are on the agenda. Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the meeting between DG Rangers and DG Border Security Force is scheduled for next week despite tensions on the Line of Control and Working Boundary. He said Pakistan will not resume dialogue with India unless all the bilateral iss...
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We’ll usher J&K into era of peace, prosperity: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Aug 31: Urging the country’s political leadership to revive the process of political reconciliation and economic rejuvenation in Jammu and Kashmir as was done in 2003, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti Monday reiterated her party’s resolve to usher the state into an era of peace, stability and prosperity. “There is no substitute to dialogue and the policy of peace and reconciliation that wa...
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Kashmir can't be avoided in Indo-Pak talks: Germany
ISLAMABAD, Aug 31 (Agencies): Germany today said that "deep issues" like Kashmir should be a part of the talks between India and Pakistan as dialogue is the only way to move forward, days after the cancellation of NSA-level talks over India's insistence that Kashmir cannot be on the agenda. "There are deep issues like Kashmir which cannot be avoided in talks," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said here during a joint press confe...
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‘Post Amarnath Yatra Review’
Guv thanks all stakeholders for smooth conduct of Yatra
SRINAGAR, Aug 31: Governor N N Vohra, who is the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, lauded the very high level of coordination among the State Government, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, J&K Police, Shrine Board and each of the concerned State Government Departments, agencies and local stakeholders involved with the management of Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2015. He also thanked the people, particularly of Anantnag and Ganderbal districts, ...
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Khanday given warm farewell
Govt only can decide about new CS: Ganai
JAMMU, Aug 31: Commissioner Secretary Industries and Commerce Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today said that government only can decide about the appointment of new Chief Secretary in wake of the incumbent CS going on Voluntary Retirement from Services (VRS). Ganaie told that certain comments attributed to him with regards to the appointment of new Chief Secretary were wrong “which seems to be a mischief aimed against me”. He was “wrongly” quoted saying...
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No discrepancies in Naved's lie detector test
NEW DELHI, Aug (Agencies): No "discrepancies" have been found in polygraph (lie detection) test conducted on captured LeT militant Mohammed Naved Yakub, involved in the August five Udhampur attack on a BSF bus that left two border guarding force personnel dead. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) received the report of the test carried out on August 18 recently. Official sources said the report from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory ...
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Centre planning Delhi-Katra expressway
NEW DELHI, Aug 31: After announcing highway connectivity for four Hindu religious shrines (Char Dham) in Uttarakhand, the Narendra Modi government now proposes to build an expressway between New Delhi and Katra, the base for pilgrims going to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi in Jammu & Kashmir. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is working on a plan to build the 600 km expressway, which would be India's longest. The expressway would pass ...
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'Indira considered military strike on Pak N-sites'
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (Agencies): Returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan’s nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified Central Intelligence Agency document has claimed. Such a consideration by the then Indian Prime Minister was being made when the US was in an advanced stage of providing its fighter jets F-16 to Pakistan, says the Sep...
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Detention shouldn’t offend spirit of Art 21: HC
“Detaining authority has to lay solid foundation”
SRINAGAR, Aug 31: After its recent judgment terming preventive detention “undemocratic and repugnant to rule of law”, the High Court has again sounded a caution to detaining authorities to see that any detention order should not offend protection of life and personal liberty guaranteed under Article 21of Indian constitution. The latest observation has come from Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, who has said: “The detaining authority has the onerous ...
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Rains bring down mercury levels
SRINAGAR, Aug 31: With continued rainy spells several places across the valley received fresh rainfall since Sunday bringing down the maximum and minimum temperatures up to several degrees. The state metreological department revealed that light to moderate or heavy rainfall occurred at most of the places across the state of Jammu and Kashmir particularly Kashmir valley during past 24 hours. The MeT department has predicted more rainfall in nex...
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Tragedy averted, mortar shells defused
JAMMU, Aug 31: A major tragedy was averted today when a live mortar shell was detected and defused near a railway bridge in Samba district. A civilian identified as Pashi Ram noticed a 51 mm mortar shell near the railway over bridge in Nankechak area of Samba district, a police officer said. He said that Ram informed the police about the bomb following which they reached the spot and with the help of bomb disposal squad, the police diffused th...
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I’m going to be PM of India in 2019: Omar
JAMMU, Aug 31: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah surely knows the art of cracking jokes. On Monday soon after Bobby Jindal announced, “I am going to be the Republican nominee for 2016 US Presidential Polls”, Omar lost no time and immediately tweeted, “And I'm going to be PM of India in 2019. Kehne main kya harj hai”. Omar's comment invited lot of interesting responses from his followers. Some wished him luck and others said they would surely ...
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Indian leadership should shun intransigence: Hurriyat (M)
SRINAGAR, Aug 31: Terming the recent statement of Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Shaireif wherein he said Pakistan wants solution of Kashmir and outstanding issues through peaceful negotiations as a reflection of seriousness and political farsightedness, Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman stated that Indian leadership should shun intransigence and for the sake of peace and stability of the region should respond to the offer of Sharief positively a...
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My father is all well: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Aug 31: Refuting the speculations about the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed not keeping well, his daughter and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today clarified that her father was “all well with the grace of God” and would be returning home from Delhi tomorrow. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a party convention in Baramulla, Mehbooba said that the Chief Minister had gone from Delhi to Mumbai to Bangalore to meet his son...
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Cartoon Corner
Ajay Gupta shifted to PDC; Ashwani gets addl charge of CE PDD
JAMMU, Aug 28: The state government today ordered the transfer of Ajay Gupta, incharge Chief Engineer (Electric), EM&RE Wing Jammu to Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation against available vacancy, on deputation basis. Ashwani Kumar Gupta, incharge Superintending Engineer (Electric) EM/RE Circle-I Jammu shall hold the additional charge of the post of Chief Engineer EM&RE wing Jammu purely on temporary basis without any charge a...
> Live mortar shell found, diffused
> Pak's deceptive diplomacy stands exposed: DyCM
> Omar suggests shifting NSA-level talks venue
> 3 boys washed away in Poonch
> Huge cache of arms seized in Banihal
Assembly session likely from Sept 29
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: the summer session of Legislative Assembly is likely to be held from September 29 here, sources said. In this regard, sources said, the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has prepared a cabinet note which will be placed before the cabinet for the final decision. This will be a short session of only 10 days. Important issues like rehabilitation package for flood hit Kashmir, issues of employees, increase in violence and pu...
> New GOC 15 Corps meets Guv
> Clashes in Pattan after death of labourer
> British female traveler’s murder case: Court adjourns hearing
> Rahul Gandhi visiting JK: Mir finalises preparations
> Cabinet orders transfers in Forest Deptt
Census and religion
The long delayed release of the religious based composition of India's Census 2011 last week conveys many different things; the figures need a broader dispassionate analysis without various political groups, intellectuals and media trying to give it a twisted spin to churn their myths. The misleading headlines have been that population of Hindus has fallen below the 80 percent mark at 79.8 percent and that Muslim share in the population has incr...
> 'Jai Kisan' mantra
> Forget Indrani Mukherjee, what's the intriguing Patel story? - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Undesirable border skirmishes
> Patel row: Gujarat on boil
> Travesty follows tragedy
BJP may not benefit from Bihar package
By B.K. Chum
Two events made media headlines two weeks ago. One was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of Rs.1.25 lakh crore package for Bihar. The other was the midnight arrest of five students of the Pune's 54 year-old world-renowned Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) whose students have been on strike protesting against the appointment of RSS man Gajendra Chauhan as Institute's Chairman. On elections-eve those in power make populist...
> True Wine..! - By Robert Clements
> Most undemocratic act - By Rajindar Sachar
> Enjoy your fishing..! - By Robert Clements
> Building Bridges across regions and communities: Remembering Balraj Puri's Contributions - By Rekha Chowdhary
> "Kashmir First" for Kashmiris - By M.Ashraf
Why we should oppose the Aurangzebing of Aurangzeb
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Aurangzeb was a despot. He not only imprisoned his ailing father, the Fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan , but had all three of his brothers the heir-apparent Dara Shukoh, Shah Shuja and Murad, murdered. 'Murdered' is to put it mildly. Both confident and insecure, Aurangzeb then went on to ensure his hegemony as the Sixth Emperor by having Dara's son Sulaiman, imprisoned and poisoned in a slow and tortuous procedure that made the future Crown Pri...
> India Census 2011: Where are the Atheists? - By Subhash Gatade
> On fleeting from the nest - By Tajamul Hussain
> Kandhamal: A shame to secular polity of India - By Binu Mathew
> Undoing the traffic blues - By Dr Imran Nabi Dar
> Sins theirs: Suffering ours! - By S Mukhtar
Celebrating Sanskrit week
Dear Editor, It refers to celebration of Sanskrit Week in the country from 26.08.2015 to 01.09.2015. It is satisfying that present government has taken some steps to revive world’s most treasure-filled but fast dyeing language Sanskrit. But these steps are not at all enough when just about 14000 people in a country of 125 crores have declared Sanskrit as their spoken language, a figure further sharp declined to earlier data. Need is to revive S...
> Reservation should be clubbed with family-planning
> Welcome decision to change name of Aurangzeb Road
> Rapidly rising prices destablising common masses
> Declare Raksha Bandhan as public holiday
> Sheena murder
Can't have annual pension revision: Jaitley on OROP
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (Agencies): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today virtually ruled out annual revision of pension as demanded by agitating ex-servicemen under 'One rank, One pension' but said government will safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions. Annual revision in pensions do not happen anywhere in the world, he said. Jaitley said the government was committed to OROP but the "only difficulty" is the "...
> SC stays HC decision declaring 'Santhara' as illegal
> SC refuses to hear petition for cancellation of Salman's bail
> SC refuses to allow Pramod Mutalik to enter Goa
> Sheena Murder Case: Indrani charged with poisoning son
> Now jats of UP threaten agitation for reservation
Singapore lifts 2 decade old ban, allows HIV-positive foreigners on short visits
SINGAPORE, Aug 31 (Agencies): Singapore has lifted a two-decade old ban on visits by HIV-positive foreigners who intend to stay for a short period, citing "availability of effective treatment". However, the ban on HIV-positive foreigners who are looking to work in Singapore or accompanying a child studying here and intend to stay for a long period is still in place. The ban on short-term HIV-positive visitors was lifted on April 1, but it stay...
> US bluntly tells Pak to act on terror safe havens
> Thai Army Chief says Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative
> Thousands pay homage to earthquake victims in Nepal's Gai Jatra festival
> Iran nuclear deal will 'Fuel Terrorism': Netanyahu
> Osama's ex-aide urges British Muslims not to join ISIS
North Zone Athletics trials on Sept 2
JAMMU, Aug 31: J&K Amateur Athletic Association is conducting the selection trial for North Zone Junior Athletic Championship to be held at Dharmshala in Himachal Pradesh from September 20 to 24. All the Athletics U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20 are desired to take part in the trials are directed to report Senior Coaches of MA Stadium Jammu and Associate Secretary J&K Amateur Athletic Association S. S. Gill on Sept., 2 at 4:00 P.M....
> JKCA to hold selection trail for U-19 Women from Sept 2
> Our main focus to prepare players for nationals: Ansari
> Judo tourney at Kathua from today
> Sports tourney concludes
> J&K Sports on oxygen: but is anyone concerned?
Blackmoney Case: Court asks IT Dept to give documents to Qureshi
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (Agencies): A Delhi court today asked Income Tax Department to supply documents to businessman Moin Qureshi, who is facing prosecution in a black money case for allegedly not disclosing an income of nearly Rs 20 crore. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh directed the IT department to provide legible copies of documents by September 11, the next date, after Qureshi's counsel said some of the documents were ill...
> Airtel, Idea hike post-paid data tariffs by 20% in Delhi
> RBI not done with rate cut, still in accommodative mode: Rajan
> Wholesale onion prices jump to Rs 57/kg at Lasalgaon
> Govt to ensure reasonable GST rate: Finance Ministry
> Onion hits 2-yr high of Rs 4,900 per quintal at Nashik's Lasalgaon
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