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Braid chopping incidents
Protests, clashes at several places
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: Braid chopping incidents were reported from several parts of Valley including Ganderbal, Kokernag, Pampore and Habbakadal leading to protests by people since last evening. Police had to burst smoke shells and resort to lathi charge to disperse protestors at Habbakadal, Sopre and Ganderbal villages. The victims included minor girls. A victim from Namblabal-Pampore said that a man and woman used some chemicals to make her uncon...
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Pulwama, Shopian shut for 2nd day over killing
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Oct 15: A complete shutdown was observed in southern Pulwama and Shopian districts over the killing of militants and a civilian during an encounter by the government forces on Saturday. Two Lashkar militants including a top commander Waseem Ahmad Shah and his associate Nasir Ahmad Mir were killed in a gunfight in Litter village of the district. A civilian identified as Gulzar Ahmad Mir was also shot dead after the forces fired bulle...
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TOP STORIES
Gulmarg gets season’s first snowfall
Temperature dipping below zero
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: Gulmarg, the famous tourist destination in Kashmir, today received this season’s first snowfall, with the temperature dipping below zero. The snowfall was not as much as expected but has raised hopes among people associated with tourism for good upcoming winter tourism. Gulmarg is a world famous destination for snow skiing, athletes as well as tourists who always keep an eye for snowfall at the tourist spot. "For the last fi...
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An eye for beauty, hopes for fading Dal
Photo frames narrate tale of deteriorating lake
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: A three day photography exhibition by a Kashmiri photographer, Yasmin Hussain, was inaugurated here at Rajbagh locality of Srinagar on Sunday. Through her images the photographer has depicted the beauty of the Dal Lake amidst its deteriorating condition through the myriad reflections in its water, where the existing beauty and the ugliness threatening it blend into each other. These blend mirror the hopes and dreams, the ph...
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Braid chopping a conspiracy: Farooq
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today described as conspiracy the braid chopping incidents. Talking to media persons, he urged the people to fight this conspiracy unitedly. “Braid chopping incidents is not a mere coincidence, but a deep rooted conspiracy. This conspiracy is to push us back to such a situation, where from we are trying to come out,” Dr Abdullah said. He added that such incidents are un...
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Braid chopping won't be tolerated: Mir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: PCC chief G A Mir today said braid chopping is an attack on modesty of women and will not be tolerated. He criticised state government for miserably failing to create peaceful atmosphere in the valley. PCC chief was speaking at a party convention in Dooru. He condemned the braid chopping incidents and urged upon the party cadres to remain vigilant and defeat the designs of anti-peace elements involved in braid chopping. “Th...
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Pak troops open fire in Keran sector
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: Pakistani troops opened another front, targeting forward Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector in the frontier district of Kupwara on Sunday, official sources said. They said Pak troops resorted to indiscriminate unprovoked firing from across the LoC in Keran sector, targeting forward posts and civilian areas. Indian troops also retaliated, they said. A security force jawan was reportedly injured in the Pa...
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SE I&FC, Bhaderwah gets addition charge of SE JKSPDC
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 15: State government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration. Subash Chander Sharma, incharge Xen, I&FC, Bhaderwah had been ordered to look after the charge of post of Superintending Engineer, JKSPDC. One Imtiyaz Ali Sofi, incharge AEE, PHE Ganderbal has been attached with Chief Engineer, PHE, Srinagar, vide G.O.No 406PW(Hyd) of 2017....
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OTHER STORIES
Multi-crore Hangul breeding center at Shikargah failing
In 6 years WL officials fail to capture a single Hangul
ESS AHMAD
TRAL, Oct 15: The breeding center for Hangul, a critically endangered species of red deer family established under a central sponsored project at Shikargah Tral has miserably failed to raise the population of the animal thus waste a huge chunk of money. The center for the captive reproduction of hangul was established five years back in 2011 with the sole aim to preserve and raise the population of animal. The cost of the project sponsored by c...
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India, Pak urged for dialogue, reconciliation
J&K civil society for cessation of violence in all forms
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: The civil society members from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir have made an emphatic appeal to India and Pakistan to work towards cessation of all kinds of violence for creating an enabling atmosphere conducive for dialogue and reconciliation. The appeal was made following deliberations spanning two days i.e., October 13 and 14 here on situation arising out of the conflict and the multiple challenges it imposed on the peop...
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China understands that India is no more weak: Rajnath
LUCKNOW, Oct 15 (Agencies): Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the country's borders were "completely safe" and China has also started to understand that “India is no more weak.” Singh said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi India has become a powerful country and its prestige at the international level has also grown. Addressing a gathering in Lucknow, he referred to the recent Doklam stand-off and said, "India's borders...
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ITBP to deploy mechanized column along China border
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): For the first time in its over 50 years history, the ITBP is raising and deploying a mechanised column of power vehicles and machines to speedily mobilise troops along the Sino-India border in case of Chinese military transgressions and Doklam-like standoffs. The decision to raise such a military-style combat wing in the paramilitary was taken after the Union home ministry recently approved deployment of snow scoot...
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Safeguarding Art 35A: Coordination Committee members hold deliberations
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 15: The members of a newly floated Coordination Committee christened as “We the People of J&K” today appealed to all residents of J&K, irrespective of their political beliefs, ethnic identities, to join hands to protect the constitutional guarantees as contained in Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Constitution of India. They made this appeal during their deliberations with various sections of the society in Jammu. The Coordinatio...
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‘2 children killed in firing’: Pak summons Indian Dy High Commissioner
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15(Agencies): Pakistan today summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner for the third time this month over the alleged “ceasefire violations” by Indian troops along the Line of Control, claiming that two children were killed in the firing. The Foreign Office, in a statement, alleged that Indian forces resorted to firing in Kotli/Nokial sector yesterday which killed two children. The Foreign Ministry said that it summoned the Indi...
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Ambulance driver demanded Rs 2,700 from mother of girl injured in Pak bombing
RAJOURI, Oct 15: A mother of three children, injured in Pakistani bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, was allegedly charged Rs 2,700 by an ambulance driver for ferrying her critical daughter from Rajouri to Jammu, a distance of about 150 km, on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. A sobbing Rahila Kousar, wife of policeman Mohammed Naseeb Khan, told Media Sources that the driver was also careless and stopped the ambulance in between for tea ...
> Four fresh cases of dengue reported
> CM convenes public grievance redress camp at Ramban
> 2 judges transferred
> Govt orders minor reshuffle in Adm
> HC declares Oct 17 as non-sitting day
 
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As carpet crisis looms in Kashmir, traders point to GST jolt
SRINAGAR, Oct 15: Closed looms, lost jobs and scanty sales: the threads of the Kashmiri carpet industry are unraveling after the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax.Closed looms, lost jobs and scanty sales: the threads of the Kashmiri carpet industry are unraveling after the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax. At stake is the future of the Kashmiri craft and, with hundreds of carpet weavers losing their jobs and a once-thriving trade...
> Three Jawans from Kargil conquered a Ladakh’s highest peak Stok Kangri in 9 days
> Grenade hurled at CRPF
> J&K’s Forest Corporation sells 8.85 lakh cft’s timber for Rs 55.42 cr revenue
> Srinagar airport security reviewed
> SVO books 6 officials for corruption
 
 
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Saving child brides
The Supreme Court ruling that marriage cannot be a licence to have sex with a minor girl will have far reaching implications in India where child marriages are common in different parts of the country. By this ruling the Supreme Court has corrected an anomaly in the India’s criminal law that has been existing despite many social reforms in the post-independence period. Under the Indian Penal Code, it is a criminal offence to have sex with a girl...
> Corruption thrives, unemployment shoots up, economic growth plunges in Modi's India - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Transparency in appointments
> Course correction on GST
> Aah! Taj
> Peace process is due
 
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Wrongful Rhetoric And Trump's Strategy on Iran
By Kathy Kelly
Mordechai Vanunu was imprisoned in Israel for eighteen years because he blew the whistle on Israel's secret nuclear weapons program. He felt he had "an obligation to tell the people of Israel what was going on behind their backs" at a supposed nuclear research facility which was actually producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. His punishment for breaking the silence about Israel's capacity to manufacture nuclear weapons included eleven years of...
> Stay Inside; There's Nothing Outside..! - By Robert Clements
> Environmental Protection - By Colin Todhunter
> Incendiary incarceration Human Rights - By Rachel Oxman
> Solid Ground..! - By Robert Clements
> Catalonia: Fake Referendum, Fake Independence - By Gwynne Dyer
 
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Dubai becomes world's first city to adopt blockchain technology
By K Raveendran
Dubai has scored another world first, by becoming the first city to adopt the blockchain technology that powers the cryptocurrency for some of its official transactions. In a first of its kind global initiative, the Dubai Land Department, the government arm responsible for the registration and regulation of real estate in the emirate, is now processing and implementing all real estate transactions on a blockchain. Ultimately, all Dubai propertie...
> Indian voters' capacity for surprises is difficult to read - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Rajnath Singh on sycophancy overdrive - By Arun Srivastava
> World Food Day - By S Mukhtar
> Dalits and minorities continue to suffer in Modern India - By Yashwardhan Joshi
> Crisis of slowdown in economy linked with NPA of Banks - By TN Ashok
 
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GST real purpose
Dear Editor, The real purpose of GST will be achieved only when all the taxes like Vat, Excise etc.-Central or State are abolished as they merged into one GST Act. But sadly, the bania government just cannot think more than its revenue. GST and other taxes are an integral part of our body(?) System! Taxes are like our saaya-shadow – it cannot be separated- till one lives, it goes with us -as soon as one takes out money in hand -GST/Taxes open ...
> Introduction of high-speed bullet trains - KT NEWS SERVICE
> Swachh cess what for
> Save Elephants
> Self Appraisal..!
> SC ban on fire crackers issue
 
 
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China understood strength of India, all issues with Beijing resolved: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that India's disputes with neighbouring China have been resolved and that they have understood our power. "India is no longer the same. It has become very powerful. In recent times, China has understood the strength of India and our dispute with Beijing has also been resolved," he said. Rajnath, who is on his two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, was addressing...
> What steps taken to clean Ganga?
> Big win for Cong, BJP dissappointed
> Northeast emerging as new 'StartUp' destination: Dr Jitendra
> AAP to contest civic body polls in UP
> 26-yr old man's dismembered body found inside fridge
 
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Pak govt withdraws request to extend house arrest of Hafiz Saeed
ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (Agencies): The government of Pakistan's Punjab Province has withdrawn a request to extend the house arrest of banned Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four of his associates under the Anti-Terrorism Act. However, all the five will continue to be kept under house arrest but under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (MPO), the Express Tribune reported. Justice Ejaz Afzal of the Supreme Court chaired...
> Gangraped and threatened, UP girl ends life
> Haqqani Network killed their infant daughter, raped wife
> Open to negotiations with North Korea: Trump
> Islamic State attacks kill at least 50 in east Syria: Kurdish Red Crescent
> India in talks to operate airport near Chinese port in Sri Lanka
 
 
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J&K Police beats J&K Forest in Premier Division match by 2-1
JAMMU, Oct 15: In the State Football League-2017, Fort View FC qualified for the final of A-Division League after they defeated FC Views in the semi-final match played at Synthetic Turf TRC on Saturday (Oct 14). In Premier Division match J&K Police XI beat J&K Forest XI by 2-1. A large number of football fans had gathered at Synthetic Turf TRC to witness the semi-final of the A-Division League between two evenly matched sides. The match turned ...
> 3 Jawans from Kargil conquered a Ladakh’s highest peak Stok Kangri
> Saurashtra in complete control against J&K
> JKCA ‘killing’ talent: Highest wicket taker leg spinner accuses selectors of ‘nepotism’
> Football coaching camp commences at DPS Kathua
> Kurash competition concludes
 
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24 passengers fall ill after consuming food in Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): Twenty four passengers travelling on Tejas Express from Karmali to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus have fallen ill after they had food from the pantry car. All the passengers who complaine dof food poisoning were admitted to a Lifecare Hospital at Chiplun in the Konkan region. Tejas Express is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed of 200 kmph with ultra modern amenities run between Mumbai an...
> World praising India for reforms like demonetisation, GST: Jaitley
> BJP Govt at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III: RSS
> Consider taking steps to firewall games like Blue Whale, SC tells govt
> 7th Pay Commission brings Diwali bonanza for many: 10 points
> Billions in Change 2 offers new inventions to solve world’s biggest problems
 
 
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