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China, India to set up hotlines in Army HQs
BEIJING, Oct 20 (Agencies): India and China have agreed to step up engagements between their militaries by setting up hotlines between the army headquarters and establish new border meeting posts to address incidents of incursions like the one in Ladakh area last month, Chinese Foreign Ministry said today. During the last week's Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) held in New Delhi, both side...
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Chittisinghpora massacre
HC puts J&K govt, MHA on notice
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: The High Court has issued notice to the state government to file response to a petition seeking an enquiry into Chitti-Singpora Massacre in which 36 Sikh persons were killed in cold blood on 20 March 2000. Besides seeking enquiry into the massacre, Sardar Avtar Singh Sodhi, the petitioner through his counsel has sought appointment of a board for welfare of Sikh community in the state. A division bench of the High Court compr...
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Prevention of floods: I&FC dept awaits centre’s approval
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Following the devastating floods in Kashmir and submergence of Srinagar city, Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Department Kashmir Monday said that the department has submitted a comprehensive proposal to Union Ministry for Water Resources to save Kashmir Valley from flood fury in future. “I along with a special team went to New Delhi a day before and we met number of officials of Ministry of Water Resources and Central Water...
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Modi’s approach on Kashmir biased: Soz
`Fuelling regional, religious divide’
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Calling the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi as a ‘fascist’, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress committee president Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz Monday alleged that he (Modi) was not interested in providing relief to the flood hit people of Kashmir. “Let me clear it that International community is eager and ready to help people of Kashmir. If Modi doesn’t want to help Kashmiri people then he has no right to bar international age...
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Contractual lecturers, AWs protest demanding regularization
SRIAGAR, Oct 20: Demanding regularization of their services, contractual lecturers working in different higher secondary schools and colleges held a protest demonstration demanding regularization. Holding banners and placards in their hands, the protesters said that they are working in various higher secondary and colleges for the last many years and government has failed to regularize their services despite assurances made by both the minister...
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Ex-Pak serviceman held in Poonch
JAMMU, Oct 20: Army today said that an ex-serviceman from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) was held near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. An army official told that the man identified as Abdul Hussain, 50, son of Haji Khan, resident of Hajira in Rawalakot was held after army noticed his suspicious movement at Nangi Jargri post in Krishna Ghati Sector on Sunday. “He was held by Indian troopers following his suspicious movement. We h...
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PCI reconstituted, new members nominated
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: Members of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, G Hari, Prabhat Jha and Satyavrat Chaturvedi have been included in the newly reconstituted Press Council of India as members under the MP category. The Press Council has been reconstituted by a Gazette notification on October 10, 2014. The members among working journalists (editors) included Ramesh Gupta, Bipin Newar, Uttam Chandra Sharma, Suman Gupta, Prakash Dubey...
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Jitendra meets Irani to press for J&K students' cause
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today sought HRD Ministry intervention on issue of difficulty being faced by students of Jammu and Kashmir in getting admission in various colleges under a Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme. Singh met Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani to explain her about the problems being faced by the students due to refusal of admission in the respective colleges allotted to them...
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Death toll 10 in border shelling
JAMMU, Oct 20: The death toll in border shelling and firing mounted to ten as one more villager injured in Pakistani mortar shelling succumbed to his injuries in Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here today. Police said that a villager injured in Pakistani mortar shelling succumbed to his injuries at GMC hospital here this evening, taking the toll to ten in recent incidents of ceasefire violations. Identified as Romesh Chander, son of...
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‘Mysterious’ death of a soldier
Teenager accuses mother of murdering his step-father
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: The step son of an Army soldier, who died under mysterious circumstances in Aloosa area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district Monday termed his death as a cold-blooded murder and said that he was beaten to death by in-laws. Muhammad Ayoub Khan the father of three children died under mysterious circumstances at the house of his in-laws in Aloosa Bandipora. Irshad Hussain Khan, the 15 year old step son of the deceased soldier, w...
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Border skirmishes in J&K
‘India must adopt aggressive approach’
NEW DELHI, Oct 20: Former Director General Border Security Force (BSF), E N Ram Mohan, who served in Kashmir when the militancy was at its peak, Monday advised India to be more aggressive and respond vigorously to the ceasefire ‘violations’ committed by Pakistan along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. He alleged that after having failed to attract the attention of International community towards Kashmir issue, Pakistan was pursuing the pol...
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Army Chief to visit J&K
SRINAGAR, Oct 20, CNS: Indian Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh, will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on November 5. An army handout said that General Dalbir Singh will visit Mamun, Pathankot on behalf of the President of India, to present the ‘President’s Standards’ to two front line Regiments of the Indian Army, 50 Armoured Regiment and 84 Armoured Regiment. “The Chief of the Army Staff will also release a “Special Cover” to commemorate this histo...
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Huge cache of arms, ammunitions recovered
JAMMU, Oct 20: Army today claimed to have recovered arms, ammunition and explosives besides communication equipments in Ramban area today. Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said that Dharmund based Delta Force and Jammu and Kashmir Police, busted a militant hideout and recovered huge cache of arms and war like stores. He added that on receipt of tip off about presence of a militant hideout in the dense forests of Abbalkot of Ramban district...
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NC, Cong exploited people of Chenab Valley region: PDP
BHADERWAH,Oct 20: Asserting that the recently held Lok Sabha elections and assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra should be an eye-opener for the ruling dispensation, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today lambasted National Conference (NC) and Congress for “exploiting” the people of Chenab Valley region especially of Bhaderwah constituency for their “lust of power”. “Recently held Lok Sabha elections should be an eye-opener for the Co...
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Cartoon Corner
Secy Cooperative reviews functioning of deptt
JAMMU, Oct 20: Secretary, Cooperative Department, R K Koul evaluated the performance of the RFD (Result Framework Document) for Jammu division for 2014-15, at Jammu today. The Secretary reviewed the sectoral achievements pertaining to the RFD for the year 2014-15 up to ending September, 2014 of both the wings viz Audit and Supervision of Jammu division. The Secretary asked the audit wing Jammu to speed up audit of the societies of Jammu Diviso...
> Short term course held at Govt Polytechnic Jammu
> CAPD special squads fined erring traders
> Sadhotra inaugurates Labour Sarai at Railway station
> DC approves Annual Plan for Horticulture department under CSS
> BLOs meeting held under SVEEP
Rather-Lone inaugurate Model Govt Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief
CHRAR-I-SHARIEF, Oct 20: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather in presence of the Minister for Higher education, Mohd Akber Lone inaugurated Rs 90 cr Government Model Degree College at Chrar-i-Sharief. The college spreading on sprawling 105 kanals of land is one among 4 model Degree colleges being set up in the State to provide modern higher education facilities to the students at their door steps. Addressing a mam...
> Delegation led by Zahid Ali meets Governor
> Drug & Food Control squad destroys, confiscates flood hit essential commodities
> CA&PD books 14 shopkeepers
> Necessary mechanism put in place for rehabilitation of flood affectees: Sagar
> Sakina reviews functioning, implementation of ICDS, SW schemes
Hype over MOM success
The hype and celebrations over successful completion of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), no doubt a Science and Technology (S&T) feat for a developing country like India appear to be short-lived for the reason it does not have much social or scientific relevance for majority of the people living in abject poverty in the country. In contrast to MOM of 'Mangalyaan', there was the advance warning and forecasting system of cyclonic storms including the r...
> Deep-rooted corruption
> Misplaced priorities
> Govt’s anti-poor policies
> Flood prevention vital too
> Campaigning robust but clueless
Costs of ignoring hunger
By S. Mahendra Dev
Ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country's development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value One of the disappointments in the post-reform period in India has been the slow progress in the reduction of malnutrition, especially with reference to the underweight among children. In fact, the rate of change in the percentage of underweight children has been negligible in the period 1998-...
> India Neglects Real S&T Priorities - By Praful Bidwai
> North America is a Crime Scene - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Bolivia and Brazil - By Gwynne Dyer
> Reasons to be thankful..! - By Robert Clements
> India's crown of thorns - By Ajai Shukla
Anti-BJP front a strong possibility
Dr Satish Misra
Ever since the massive victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections, a need for evolving a joint front against the "communal forces" is being strongly felt. Notwithstanding the failure of the non-Congress and non-BJP parties to form a third front in recent years, fresh efforts are being made to present a united front against the BJP. First move was made in Bihar. The two e...
> Will Obama deliver on promises to Modi? - By M K Dhar
> Worsening climate change could affect the region's economy - By Richard Munang and Jesica Andrews
> Kashmir Elections-misplaced priority! - By M. Ashraf
> State of fear - By Tajamul Hussain
> Will Congress be a history …? - By Shafiq Mir
Delay in appointing CIC
Dear Editor, The Right to Information Act is under threat once again! This time due to the Government not appointing a Chief Information Commissioner. How can the Central Information Commission (CIC), responsible for adjudicating RTI appeals, function effectively without a Chief Information Commissioner? For the first time since the landmark legislation was passed in 2005, there is no Chief Information Commissioner in the CIC. The post has rema...
> J&K’s cricketing woes
> Global warming
> Multiple pensions for parliamentarians
> Women empowerment
> Silver-alloy coins on Begum Akhtar
Outside support to BJP in Maharashtra best alternative: Pawar
MUMBAI, Oct 20 (Agencies): A day after NCP extended unsolicited "outside support" to BJP in government formation in Maharashtra, party president Sharad Pawar today said it was the "best alternative" to usher in a "stable" dispensation. "Offering outside support to BJP was the best among alternatives before us. We have to ensure a stable government comes in Maharashtra," Pawar said addressing newly elected MLAs after nephew and former Deputy Chi...
> Uddhav holds party meet, to decide on next step
> Govt to bring ordinance on cancelled coal blocks
> Dhaula Kuan Gangrape: All five convicts get life term
> Cong wins assembly bypolls in Manipur
> 11 killed in explosion at Andhra cracker manufacturing unit
MQM to pull out of PPP-led Sindh Govt in Pakistan
KARACHI, Oct 20 (Agencies): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) tonight announced its decision to pull out of the Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government, a day after Bilawal Bhutto Zardari attacked the ally party in his first public rally. "After what has happened in the last few days and the way insults have been hurled at the MQM and urdu speaking people there is no justification for continuing our cooperation with the PPP in the Sindh govern...
> UN ignores Pak bid to seek intervention on Kashmir
> UK terror suspect was planning Mumbai-style attack
> Kashmir root cause of Indo-Pak tension: Bilawal
> ‘Pak wants peace with India’
> Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab
JKP cop accompany Indian team as coach in Asian Games
JAMMU, Oct 20: J&K Police cop Kuldeep Handoo accompanied the Indian team coach for the 17thAsian Games at Incheon Korea from September 18 to October5. Indian bagged 2 bronze medals in the Wushu event. Y.Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal bagged Bronze Medals in Sanshou event. Prior to participation of Indian Wushu team in the Asian Games the National Coaching camp was held at SAI Bhopal from April 5 to September 15. It is second consecutive...
> Sport, extra-curricular activities ensure all round development: DC
> DPS holds inter House Basketball competition
> Al Amin not nervous at testing of his bowling action
> Mudgal panel members meet in Mumbai and Chennai
> Army organises football competition at Bhadarwah
FTAs not hurting domestic manufacturing: Commerce ministry
NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Agencies): Brushing aside concerns of Indian industry over free trade agreements (FTAs), senior commerce ministry officials today said it has not led to any spurt in imports or export of raw materials. A Commerce Ministry's study and analysis on impact of FTAs have found that "the imports have not increased to any level that would create concerns and we have not become suppliers of raw materials. This is good part," the offic...
> Join 'Make in India' initiative, Prez tells Norwegian companies
> Court summons ex-coal secretary, others as accused
> J&K Flood : Sebi donates Rs 9.10 lakh for relief work
> Snoopgate Row: Gujarat HC quashes probe commission
> Business takes a major hit ahead of festival season in border areas
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