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Tosamaidan lease not to be extended to army: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said the state government will not extend lease of Tosamaidan to Army. Talking to reporters, after addressing a public meeting at Rawalpora in Khan Sahib, he said the state government is mulling to provide an alternative firing range for army somewhere else. “Tosamaidan would be developed as tourist resort. We are not going to extend the lease to the Army. People of...
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Attacks on NC men
Farooq, Omar not on same page
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah and chief minister Omar Abdullah do not seem to be on the same page as far as recent attacks on their partymen are concerned. Dr Abdullah, who is NC’s candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency gave a clean chit to militants and put the blame on the opposition PDP. Despite PDP’s strong objection to his allegation, the NC candidate reiterated his charge while addressing p...
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Shutdown in Shopian on Omar’s visit
Teargassing, lathi-charge, stone pelting
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: A complete shut down was today observed in Shopian district in connection with the visit of chief minister Omar Abdullah. People took to streets and held protest demonstrations. The cops burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi charge to disperse protestors, who pelted stones. Vehicles belonging to some NC men were damaged as those came under stone pelting. Reports said the shops and other business establishments were open ...
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Houses of 2 NC workers attacked with petrol bombs
Scooter of PDP worker set on fire
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Panic gripped Jamalat area of Old Srinagar City when unidentified persons, during the dead of the night, hurled petrol bombs on two National Conference (NC) workers. Soon after attacking the houses of workers, these unknown persons set a scooter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) worker on fire in the same area. “It was around 12 midnight when we heard explosions. As we came out, we found a Bajaj scooter on fire. Before peop...
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Khrew attack aftermath: 4 cops suspended
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Four policemen guarding the house of National Conference (NC) leader Yawar Masoodi have been placed under suspension after Sunday’s militant attack at Bapora area of Khrew in Pulwama district. During Sunday’s attack, two policemen head constable Abdul Hamid and constable Vinod Kumar were killed after two militants tried to enter the house of Yawar Masoodi. Reports said that atleast six policemen were guarding the house of Ma...
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Aftermath of Ahmad Nagar encounter
Several youths, 7 cops injured in clashes
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Police burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi charge to disperse protesters at Ahmad Nagar (Soura) when they were demanding the bodies of the two militants killed in their locality yesterday. The day begun in extreme tense situation in Ahmad Nagar and its adjoining areas with the people particularly, the youths taking to the streets and holding massive protest demonstration against the state police for not returning the bodi...
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Mehbooba does not deserve to be an MP: Omar
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today claimed that PDP mpresident Mehbooba Mufti does not deserve to be a member of Lok Sabha. Addressing a public meeting at Wasoora Pulwama, Omar claimed that Mehbooba could not muster courage to talk on behalf of her people in the Parliament during her tenure as an MP. “When asked to get up and speak for her people, about their issues, aspirations and demands, all Mehbooba Mufti had to say as ...
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From ‘raishumari’s to ration, NC a story of broken promises: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Terming National Conference (NC) a story of broken promises Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said NC has not been able to fulfill a single promise to the people from ‘Raishumari’ (plebiscite) to ration Addressing numerous roadside meetings at Noorabad segment of Anantanag constituency Mehbooba said NC has a history of taking the people for granted by not fulfilling the promises it had made to th...
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Wives of former militants from PAK demand travel documents
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: The wives of former militants who returned to Kashmir under rehabilitation policy today held a protest demonstration here against the state government for not fulfilling the promises made by them under rehabilitation policy. Scores of wives of the former militants with their children assembled at Press Enclave here and held protest demonstration against yesterday’s incident in which Saira Bano of Pakistan Administered Kashmir ...
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Bail plea of DSP, PSI dismissed in Banihal custodial killing case
JAMMU, Apr 15 (JNF): High Court today dismissed bail applications of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) and a Probationary Sub-Inspector (PSI) facing trial in custodial killing of a youth in Banihal. Justice Virender Singh of J&K High Court has dismissed bail applications of Sonaullah DySP Sonaullah Naik and PSI Mohammad Qayoom Mirza, who were facing trial in custodial killing of a youth. As per police case a local youth Ayaz Ahmad Wani wa...
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Cop commits suicide in Banihal
Khawaja Sharjeel
BANIHAL, Apr 15: A 27-year-old cop of Jammu and Kashmir Police allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle. The incident took place at his private residence in Nagbal, around 2.15 PM today. After listening the gun shot other family members of diseased rushed toward the room and found the cop dead. The cop shot himself with his service rifle at his chest. Police also reached the place of incident. Police identified t...
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Communal forces using political platform as a tool: Azad
BJP activists intrude into Cong rally resulting in scuffle
KISHTWAR/BHADERWAH, Apr 15: As the campaigning for the two phases of parliamentary elections in Jammu and Kashmir ended today, Union Minister and Congress candidate for Kathua-Doda Parliamentary constituency Ghulam Nabi Azad’s visit to Dacchan area in Kishtwar was marked by intrusion of BJP activists into his rally and an ensuing scuffle with his supporters. It was learnt that 10 BJP activists led by local leader Shiv Kumar stood up during Ghul...
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Body of 8 year old boy untraced family awaits burial
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Ali Mohammad has not earned a penny for the past three days. He spends his day wailing and praying to get the dead body of his lone eight year old son. He and his wife spend most of the time at the banks of Trikolbal Nallah from where their son slipped into the water. With every passing day, their pain and anxiousness only increases. They fear they might not even be able to bury their son, Adnan. On April 13, after returnin...
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NC a stumbling block in restoring peace, tranquility in J&K: Mufti
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: Dubbing Omar Abdullah led NC-Congress coalition as a non-performing liability, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today regretted that the present regime has reversed the process of peace and development- which was initiated by the previous PDP led government. He observed that the present regime is a stumbling block in restoring sustainable peace and accelerating equitable and balanced developme...
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Cartoon Corner
Rajnath links Art 370 with `guarantee of security’
UDHAMPUR, Apr 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh Tuesday in a fresh turnaround vis-à-vis Article 370 sought to link acceptance of its continuation in J&K with the guarantee of security to “Sarpanchs, Gram Pradhans and innocent people of state” against militancy related violence and rights of refugees. BJP national president was addressing an election rally in support of BJP candidate Dr Jitender Singh here today o...
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> EVM’s randomization, mock poll held
Tosa Maidan lease will not be extended: Rather
KHAN SAHIB-Budgam, Apr 15: National Conference senior leader and minister for finance Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday said that the state government will identify some alternate location for Tosa Maidan firing range and there will be no extension in the lease agreement expiring on April 18. According to KNS , Rather while speaking a public meeting in Rawalpora Khan Sahib, said that it was PDP that extended the lease on the Toisa Maidan Artillery...
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> Govt creates 2 new divisions in FSL
> No end to wait, sufferings of Rajee’s family since 2001
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> LS polls will lay foundation for change in entire system: Mufti
Highly irresponsible
By making irresponsible and tactless accusations against the PDP for the militant attack on a National Conference leader in Khrew, Farooq Abdullah has not only put on table an immature blend of loquaciousness and character assassination but has also laid bare the extent of his frustration. Besides, he has also tried to magnify PDP as an extremely powerful entity in the Valley, much more than its actual worth. It becomes an oblique acknowledgemen...
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The Hindu extremist
By Priyamvada Gopal
Imagine this. A pogrom takes place in a foreign country targeting a minority group, say Christians, with hundreds brutally killed by rampaging mobs, many mutilated and raped, and foetuses removed from pregnant women. Thousands flee destroyed homes. The provincial leader on whose watch these events take place is a politician with open links to extremists' organisations. Three holidaying British citizens are among the massacred. Allegations emerge...
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> BJP's Many Promises - By Shivaji Sarkar
> Razor Loving Fans..! - By Robert Clements
> How the media whitewashes Modi - By Praful Bidwai
> Land rights to fish farms, Chilipoi shows the way - By Rakhi Ghosh
Modi's true colours: An agenda not so hidden
By M Ghazali Khan
A very nihilistic and self-destructive thinking appears to be taking over some Muslims. "So what if Modi comes to power? What is it that secular parties have not done to us?" They ask. This logic and unthoughtful equation of BJP with other political parties would have made some sense if the issue was merely about anti-Muslim riots. But the problem is far more serious. As far as anti-Muslim riots are concerned, perhaps, as the experience shows...
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> In One Word: Poof! - By Uri Avnery
> Defence suffers from decision paralysis - By M.K.Dhar
> Vying for power - By Abdul Majid Siraj
> Voters polarised on religious lines lead to record turnout - By Brij Bhardwaj
The AAP fiasco
Dear Editor, Amidst the election heat, one expected dimension of Aam Aadmi Party being a force to reckon with has come a cropper. The zing is missing in its election campaigning and the AAP failure in Delhi is what needs to be blamed, not the media as Arvind Kejriwal alleges. Kejriwal has shown himself to be a petulant and incompetent politician. He joined hands with party he accused of corruption so that he could become the Chief Minister and...
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> Filthy hospitals
> Bloodshed of 1947
New slogan of Cong 'Main Nahin Mom': Arun Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Apr 15 (Agencies): BJP leader Arun Jaitley today took a potshot at the Congress over the televised messages of Sonia Gandhi, saying that the party had been forced to change its principal communicator since Rahul Gandhi's speeches to the people were "not working". Taking a jibe in a post on his website, he said the new slogan of the Congress was 'Main Nahin Mom' (Not me, Mom) and claimed that last minute attempts to change the elector...
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Robotic submarine to hunt for missing Malaysian jet
PERTH, Apr 14 (Agencies): A robotic underwater drone was today deployed for the first time to locate the crashed Malaysian jet's "final resting place" in the Indian Ocean at a depth of 4,500 metres after searchers failed to detect any signals from the plane's black boxes in a week. The Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, was launched this evening from the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield, the Joint Agency Coordination C...
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Sports Advisory Committee in offing: DG Sports
JAMMU, Apr 15: To give fillip to Sports and Games in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, which, otherwise, is striving hard to craft a space on the Country’s Sports Map, the Director General Youth Services and Sports, Navin Agarwal a meeting of the heads of various Sports Associations here today. The meeting was attended by the representatives of over 15 Sports Associations of the State which included J&K Handball Association, J&K Indian Style Wres...
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Petrol price cut by 70 paise a litre from today
NEW DELHI, Apr 15(Agencies): The price of petrol was on Tuesday cut by 70 paise a litre, excluding local levies, the second reduction in rates this month as appreciation of the rupee against the US dollar made oil imports cheaper. The reduction, effective midnight tonight, excludes local sales tax or VAT and the actual cut will be higher, varying from city to city. The price of petrol in Delhi will be lowered by 85 paise to Rs 71.41 a litre. T...
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