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SC to hear NEET petitions tomorrow
J&K seeks exemption from test
SRINAGAR, May 3: The Supreme Court has listed for Thursday the hearing into the application filed by the state government seeking exemption of the state’s aspirants from National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses. State’s Commissioner Secretary Law Muhammad Ashraf Mir told media that the hearing for the application will take place on Thursday. “Today, the Supreme Court heard the pleas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and private co...
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Govt failed to take timely action on NEET extension to J&K: Omar
‘NEET against interests of our students; goes against our special status’
SRINAGAR, May 3: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today condemned what he described as the lack of seriousness shown by the PDP-BJP Government in taking timely action to prevent the extension of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to J&K. “NEET is against the interests of our students and clearly goes against the spirit and essence of J&K’s special status. The state government has shown a stunning sense of irresponsibility and lac...
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Implementation of Traffic diversion plan
‘Fresh initiatives taken to streamline vehicular movement’
SRINAGAR, May 3: While the newly implemented traffic diversions in city had resulted in a gridlock, the concerned authorities revealed that the initiatives were being taken to streamline the vehicular movement across the city. Recently the traffic department put in to place newly formulated traffic diversion plan in view of the ongoing construction of Jehangir Chowk Rambagh flyover. Apart from assuring the smooth construction work the initiati...
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Handwara minor girl case
Army lays blame on Police: JKCCS
SRINAGAR, May 3: The Union of India (UoI) and the army, submitted their reply to the petition filed on behalf of the family of the Handwara minor girl before the High Court here. According to the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS) the UoI and the army filed their reply through Major KS Suresh of 21 Rashtriya Rifles. The petition filed by the family of the girl, to be heard in the coming days by the Division Bench, accuses th...
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J&K govt requested to identify land in Valley for KP migrants
NEW DELHI, May 3 (Agencies): The Jammu and Kashmir government has been requested for identifying suitable land in the Kashmir Valley where Kashmiri migrants could be rehabilitated, Lok Sabha was informed today. Further action would be taken once the land is identified, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in a written reply. There are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families in the country, who migrated from ...
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India, Pak must work together for peace, says Basit
NEW DELHI, May 3 (Agencies): Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit today said India and Pakistan have a "long way to go" in normalising relationship but they cannot give up as they must work together to ensure peace and prosperity for posterity. Addressing the Sixth Meeting of Pakistan-India Joint Business Forum here, Basit also underlined that opportunities between India and Pakistan are abound and the two countries need to embark on a proces...
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Clouds, strong winds bring down mercury in Jammu
JAMMU, May 3: Coupled with strong winds and slight rain on a cloudy day, the mercury came down by a few notches today thus providing relief to the people reeling under sweltering heat conditions. The maximum temperature, which was 42.4 degrees Celsius here yesterday, dropped to 33.9 degree Celsius by at-least 8.5 notches. The minimum temperature which was 23.6 degrees Celsius yesterday also came down today to 21.3 degree Celsius. However, 0.2...
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Woman dies of suspected poisoning, 5 others fall ill
JAMMU, May 3: A woman died while her five family members including three children fell ill due to suspected poisoning in Kathar area of Akhnoor, last night. Police said that prima facie, it appears that the family members consumed some poisonous food last night after which they fall ill. Soon after consuming the meals, the family members started vomiting and their condition became critical. They also complaint of stomach ache and the children a...
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Protests against demolition drive by JMC in Jammu
JAMMU, May 3: Amid tough resistance and protest by some owners, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) today razed to ground half-a-dozen structures during widening of road from Rajinder Bazar to Talab Khatikan. JMC sleuths in assistance with police and senior officers of district administration today razed two double storey commercial-cum-residential structures, one Pucca wall and a temporary Kiosk during widening of road from Rajinder Bazar to Tal...
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Ex-minister Dr R C Sharma passes away
JAMMU, May 3: Former minister and a senior Congress leader Dr Romesh Chander Sharma, who represented Nowshera-Sunderbani assembly constituency in J&K Legislature, Tuesday passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 65. According to family, Sharma, an Ayurvedic doctor by profession, passed away at 2.00 AM, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi. His body was brought to Jammu and then taken to his native place in Nowshera, where ...
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SC asks AG about feasibility of holding floor test in U’khand
NEW DELHI, May 3(Agencies): The Supreme Court today asked the Attorney General to take instruction and apprise it about the feasibility of holding a floor test in Uttarakhand assembly under its supervision. The court adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on the Centre’s appeal against the Uttarakhand High Court verdict revoking President’s rule in the state. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh, which had fixed the heari...
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`ISI snooping on security forces through smartphones’
NEW DELHI, May 3: Pakistan’s snooping agency ISI is spying on Indian security forces using malwares through mobile gaming and music applications such as Top Gun, mpjunkie, vdjunky, talking frog, the government said today. Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary also said Pakistan’s spy agency was making efforts to trap ex-servicemen in the garb of providing job opportunities and f...
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MPs' panel points out security lacunae ahead of Pathankot attack
NEW DELHI, May 3 (Agencies): Parliament's standing committee for home ministry has pointed out lacunae and lapses in security at Punjab's Pathankot airbase and questioned how terrorists from Pakistan could manage to intrude to launch the January 2 attack. "The security cover at the airbase (of the Indian Air Force) was not robust, its perimeter wall was poorly guarded and the base did not have a road around it for patrolling," said the panel's ...
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Vohra meets Rajnath
NEW DELHI, May 3: Governor N N Vohra Tuesday met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning the state. Official sources said the Governor briefed the Home Minister about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which last month saw unrest following killing of four persons in action by security forces on protesters who were demonstrating against alleged molestation of a girl. There was tension i...
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Cartoon Corner
Lathicharge on NIT students: NHRC notice to MHRD, Srinagar police
JAMMU, May 3: The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Union Human Resource Development Ministry and Srinagar police administration over the alleged incident of police lathicharge on non-Kashmiri students in NIT Srinagar campus. Taking cognizance of a complaint of University of Jammu Law student Harsh Dubey, the Commission issued notices to Secretary HRD ministry and SSP, Srinagar, calling for status report and the steps...
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13 houses gutted in fire
SRINAGAR, May 3: Thirteen residential houses were gutted in Noorbagh area here today. The fire according to official was caused due to short circuit in Shaheen Mohalla Noorbagh. The people started the fire fighting operation on their own. The fire tenders also reached the spot. But the fire spread quickly. “Ten fire tenders were pressed into service and it took nearly thirty minutes to control the fire,” the official said. A police official s...
> Soldier dies in accidental fire
> We expect a verdict soon: PP
> One way traffic on Apr 30, May 1
> One killed, 2 injured in Pulwama accident
> 18 tremors rock J&K in 6 months
Fishy Agusta affairs
The resurfacing of the 2010 Agusta Westland scam in purchase of 12 VVIP choppers for the Indian Air Force, after an Italian court held the company officials guilty of offering huge kickbacks has unfortunately not focused on the core problem but eventually used the issue as a punching bag for political brownie points. In 2010, India, under the Congress-led UPA government signed a Rs 3600 deal with AgustaWestland, a UK-based manufacturer of helico...
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Dubious chopper deal
By Kuldip Nayar
The past seems to be catching up fast with President Pranab Mukherjee. This time his name figures in the case relating to the purchase of AugustaWestland helicopters for comfortable travelling by the then Congress government, of which he was the finance minister at that time. His role has been revealed at an Italian court in Milan not by the CBI, which has been inquiring into the matter for the last three years. Apparently, the CBI, an agency ...
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> It's Your Day Today..! - By Robert Clements
Warming means unfair share for poor
By Tim Radford
Climate change could seriously redistribute resources and reallocate wealth - but not in a fair way. In a reverse of the famous Robin Hood folklore, it could rob from the poor to give to the rich, according to researchers. Yet even the rich may not feel any richer. In one clear instance, as scientists have repeatedly warned, fish stocks are likely to move away from the equator and towards the poles, as the tropics heat up and expand. This mea...
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Woes of Housing Colony residents Udhampur
Dear Editor, After inviting applications for allotment of plots by J&K Housing Board in the month of December, 1977, plots were allotted to concerned In December 1980 when there were few illegal and unauthorized shops with front to national Highway side, back to this side having no gate, window or ventilators to this side in front of plot no. 17 to 23 LIG which area falls in the jurisdiction of Municipal. Council Udhampur but afterward some lan...
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> CJI becomes emotional on low number of judges
Army short of over 8,600 officers: Parrikar
NEW DELHI, May 3(Agencies): The army is facing a shortage of 8,671 officers, excluding the medical and dental corps and the military nursing service, Rajya Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said as against the authorised strength of 49,833 officers, the held strength is 41,162. He said some of the major reasons for shortage of officers include increase in authorised strength due to accretions in fo...
> ‘India, US working on plan to share terror, intel info’
> Manohar Parrikar to place all details about deal before Parliament on May 4
> BJP president Amit Shah cancels poll visit
> PM Narendra Modi launches 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana' on Labour Day, calls himself no. 1 labourer of India
> Assam CM Tarun Gogoi admitted to hospital in Guwahati, details awaited
Pak to maintain minimum N-deterrence: Aziz
ISLAMABAD, May 3 (Agencies): Pakistan would maintain minimum nuclear deterrence for balancing the strategic stability in South Asia, Prime Minister’s advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday, amid mounting international pressure on the country to slow down its atomic programme. Addressing a seminar titled ‘Pakistan’s Non-proliferation Efforts and Strategic Export Controls’ hosted by the Institute of Strategic Studies, he said Sout...
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Sports council to hold Special Coaching Camp in Srinagar from May 16
JAMMU, May 3 J&K State Sports Council is organizing Special Coaching Camp under the age group of 17 years at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar from May 16. The interested players can participate in the coaching camp for which they can obtain entry forms from office of the Sports Officer Kashmir, Bakshi Stadium Srinagar during the office hours from May 4, 2016 to 9 upto 4.00 PM. The last date of receipt of the application forms will be May 10, 201...
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Supply of Rs 1,000 notes sans thread stopped: Sinha
NEW DELHI, May 3 (Agencies): The banknotes of 1,000 denomination that were printed without security thread are genuine, but defective, and issuance of all such banknotes of the series is stopped from circulation, Parliament was informed today. It's one of the RBI's regional offices that had reported on December 11, 2015, that it had received some banknotes of 1,000 denomination of some particular series without any security thread, Minister of ...
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> ED wants Vijay Mallya to appear in person; seeks to recall exemption
> VVIP chopper deal scam: ED summons ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi
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