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Mehbooba orders review of cases against youth
‘Hope initiative creates positivity, conciliatory atmosphere’
JAMMU, Nov 23: In a decision of immense significance, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today ordered the review of cases against the youth for the period 2015-2017 till date by an already constituted committee and furnishing of its recommendations within 10 days. The committee so tasked with the review would be the same as was constituted earlier by the Chief Minister to review cases against youth for 2008-2014 period, a government order issue...
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Jaitley misreading Kashmir situation: Soz
JAMMU, Nov 23: Senior Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz today stated that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was "misreading" the situation in the valley and that the "use of force only produces fragile and temporary calm." His remarks came after the union minister yesterday said that forces had an upper hand and it had become difficult for stone-pelters to gather a crowd. Jaitley had also claimed that the Hurriyat leader...
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Dineshwar Sharma arriving today
NEW DELHI, Nov 23: The Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma will be in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow for his second visit to the state during which he will visit migrant camps in Jammu as well as epi-centre of unrest in the Valley. According to official sources, Sharma, who visited Srinagar and Jammu earlier this month, will be in the state for four days, spending two days in Jammu before going to Kashmir. In Jammu, he will visit camp...
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India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Prasad
NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (Agencies): Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. Addressing the inaugural session of the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) here, Prasad underlined the need to keep the cyber space safe and secure for a better dig...
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2 booked for `disrespecting national anthem’ in Rajouri
RAJOURI, Nov 23: Two people have been booked for allegedly disrespecting national anthem during a function in Rajouri district. The national anthem was disrespected on Wednesday at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University during valedictory function of Silver Rolling Trophy wherein Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra was the chief guest. Some of the students were found sitting and clicking selfie when the national anthem was played, police said. ...
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Security forces resume search operation in Kupwara
SRINAGAR, Nov 23: Security forces today resumed massive search operation in the vast forest area in the frontier district of Kupwara, where four militants were killed in two different encounters during the past 48 hours. Two soldiers were also killed and four others were injured in the encounter in the district, where militants, waiting at launch pads near the Line of Control (LoC), are trying to infiltrate into this side before the higher reac...
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Army pays tributes to soldiers who died in encounters
SRINAGAR, Nov 23: Army today paid tributes to two soldiers who were killed in separate encounters with militants in the Kupwara district over the past two days. General officer commanding of Chinar Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu led all ranks in paying homage to Rifleman Jitender Kumar and Sepoy Mandeep Singh, an official said. Kumar laid down his life battling militants at Zirhama on November 21 while Singh was killed as Army foiled an infiltration ...
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Bijbehara shuts on anniversary of 3 local militants
Forces launch search Ops in several Kokernag villages
ANANTNAG, Nov 24: Bijbehara township on Thursday observed a complete shutdown on the second death anniversary of three local militants. Three local militants Adil Ahmad Shiekh, Tanveer Ahmad Bhat and Sartaj Ahmad Lone were killed on this day in 2015 in a brief gunfight with forces in Silgam area of Aishmuqam. Two slain militants are laid to rest at martyrs’ graveyard Bijbehara while third one is buried at his ancestral graveyard at Wopzan vil...
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Dhoni pays surprise visit to army public school
SRINAGAR, Nov 23: Cricketer M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to army public school here and emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students. Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of lieutenant colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar Corps headquarters in the Badamibagh Cantonment in a low key and unannounced event yesterday. The Chinar Corps put out a photograph of the former Indian captain...
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Separatists call for Anantnag rally on December 15
SRINAGAR, Nov 23: The joint separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for a rally in Anantnag on December 15. In a statement, they have said the rally is to counter government of India’s claims of defeating Kashmir resistance. “Mr. (Arun) Jaitley and his colleagues falsely presume to have defeated Kashmiri resistance by military oppression and NIA, ED terrorism, we challenge them to...
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Protest by DFP
Demand release of Shah, medical treatment
SRINAGAR, Nov 23: Police on Thursday arrested scores of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) activists who held protest against alleged illegal incarceration of (DFP) Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah in Delhi’s Tihar jail. Chanting pro freedom slogans, dozens of DFP activists this afternoon assembled at Press Enclave and staged protest demanding immediate release of Shah from illegal confinement. Protesting activists alleged that Shah’s arrest was the out...
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Govt orders reshuffle in Finance Deptt
JAMMU, Nov 23: The state government today ordered transfers and postings of 24 officers in the Finance Department. According to the order issued, Azad Ahmad Wani, Director Finance, SKIMS Srinagar has been transferred and posted as Director Finance, Transport Department, relieving Suresh Kumar Sen of the additional charge, while Pawan Kumar, District Treasury Officer Rajouri has been transferred and posted as CAO Cluster University Jammu and Int...
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25 Inspectors adjusted
JAMMU, Nov 23: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Dr SD Singh today ordered adjustment of 25 Inspectors. According to Zonal Police Headquarters (ZPHQ) order, Inspectors Rajeev Kumar, Mohd Aslam, Sumeet Sharma, Bhupinder Singh, Tilak Raj Bhardwaj, Sunil Singh Jasrotia, Chanchal Singh and Manraj Singh have been adjusted in Jammu-Kathua-Samba (JKS) Range. Singh have been adjusted in Jammu-Kathua-Samba (JKS) Range. Inspectors Sunil Kumar, Raj...
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Govt announces major hike in Advt rates for newspapers
Merit-based category system introduced for empanelled publications in new rate structure
JAMMU, Nov 23: The state government today announced a significant hike in the advertisement rates for the newspapers and other periodicals. The revision of rates has been done after gap of four years as the earlier rate revision was affected in the year 2013 by the government. The state government has, for the first time, also introduced category-wise advertisement rates for the newspapers and periodicals as is in vogue in all other states acro...
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Joint Secy MGNREGA calls on CM
JAMMU, Nov 23: Joint secretary (MGNREGA), Union Ministry of Rural Development, Aparajita Sarangi, who has been on a visit of the state, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. During the meeting, the Joint Secretary apprised the Chief Minister of the impressions of her visit. She said she was happy to see that the assets created under MGNREGA in the state have been of the best quality in the country. She said she attended some ...
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Srinagar witnesses coldest night of season
SRINAGAR, Nov 23: Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season. While Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 11.6, Kargil recorded minus 9 as the night's lowest temperature, the Met department said. Night temperatures fell below the freezing point through the valley. Pahalgam recorded minus 5.7 while Gulmar...
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Anti-profiteering Authority
The operationalisation of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA) by the NDA-government under the provision of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has created a worry among the traders and manufacturers across the country. So far as its operation under the GST regime for passing on the tax benefit to the consumers is concerned, it is a welcome step but its implementation in the right earnest will depend on the manner in which it is taken ...
> Amnesty for stone-pelters
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> Perceptional flaws in assessments
> Tragic infant deaths in UP
> Earthquakes, Floods And Smog: Theirs And Ours - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Youth turns its back on BJP in recent polls
By Yashwardhan Joshi
Is the Bharatiya Janata Party losing space to rivals in parts of north India? In a recent spate of elections, the saffron brigade has suffered some rude shocks. The youth, which has been one of its biggest support base, is seen to be turning its interests to other parties. In Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the BJP, lost all its seats to the ...
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India promises to be a global food processing hub
By Nantoo Banerjee
An investment commitment of nearly $19 billion from food firms during a three-day industry-specific business meet in Delhi - from November 3 to 5 - may be a world record. It seems multinational companies have, for once, been able to gauge somewhat correctly India's appetite for large varieties of processed foods. They are now ready to pump in billions to tap Indians' taste buds. One Delhi road show - Global Food India - brought some of the wo...
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Carry bags
Dear Editor, One must Carry a bag wherever one goes that would help a plastic less future. Unfortunately, despite a ban on the production and use of plastic bags it has failed. A ban is required on the use of plastic for all the packing material etc. -as plastic is environmental hazard it chokes the drainage system and takes a long time to degrade which in turn leads to pollution. Many a times a carry bag is not possible to keep in a pocket or...
> Shortage of one rupee note
> No fear of law
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> Central govt. mislead HC
> GST lowering rates no benefit in long term
Pak trying to mainstream proscribed terrorists: MEA
NEW DELHI, Nov 23: India today expressed outrage over the imminent release of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, calling it an attempt by Pakistan to mainstream proscribed terrorists and a reflection of its continuing support to non-state actors. In a strong reaction, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Saeed's release confirmed once again the lack of seriousness by the Pakistan government in bringing to jus...
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India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice after Britain bows to UN majority
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (Agencies): Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. "I am grateful to all the nations who have supported me," Bhandari told IANS in the Assembly chamber after the election. "It was a big election as you know." The withd...
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Football tourney to begin soon: Dir Sports
JAMMU, Nov 19: "Let's Play Football Tournament which is being organized by the Department Of Youth Services and Sports J&K under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (GOI) with the co-branding of Khelo India will begin very soon since the registration process for the same has concluded recently". This was stated by Director Youth Services and Sports Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad. While providing details about the tournament Fayaz said that th...
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> J&K Bank wins 15th Police Martyrs Memorial Football title -2017
> J&K State kickboxing championship concludes
> Gaurav becomes the first bare feet marathon runner
> J&K players shines at 3rd Singapore Open International Pencak Silat championship
Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly
MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Agencies): Serving as a huge example for Make in India, commercial pilot Amol Yadav who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence, has been granted registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Captain Amol Yadav met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday who formally handed him the DGCA certificate. Yadav thanked the CM for his support and intervention in helping him get past the hurdles. Wh...
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