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Won't tolerate raising of pro-Pak slogans: Rajnath
KOLKATA, May 26 (Agencies): Affirming the BJP's stand on abrogating Article 370 of the constitution, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted the government will not tolerate anyone raising pro-Pakistan slogans. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which heads the ruling National Democratic Alliance government, has steadfastly demanded over the years that Article 370 which guarantees a special status to Jammu and Kashmir be repealed. ...
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Omar was Cong partner when Afzal was hanged: Najma
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SRINAGAR, May 26: Union minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah today asked former chief minister Omar Abdullah not to forget that he was partner of Congress when Afzal Guru was hanged. She was talking to media persons here today. “Omar Abdullah says that Afzal Guru was hanged by UPA government for their political means. But he should not forget that he was the partner of the Congress when Afzal guru was hanged. Now when Omar is out of the go...
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Attackers will be paid in same coin: Parrikar
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, May 26: Undeterred by the controversy over his earlier “terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists” remark, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that he will go to “any extent” to protect India and those who attack will be “paid back in the same coin”. Parrikar noted that his remarks evoked a sharp reaction only from one country and, without naming Pakistan, said the question was about his reaction on the t...
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Mir’s statement on Guru’s execution absurd: NC
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SRINAGAR, May 26: National Conference on Tuesday called Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir’s statement on Afzal Guru’s execution as absurd and self-contradictory and said such statements didn’t behoove the PCC chief and also went against facts. NC spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu said while reacting to NC working president Omar Abdullah’s factual statement that UPA hanged Afzal Guru for political motives, the PCC Chief had issued a st...
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Modi-led govt corporate regime: Mir
‘BJP’s 365-days in office complete failure’
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SRINAGAR, May 26: PCC chief G A Mir today said Modi led government at centre was a corporate regime and its effects were also being felt in Jammu and Kashmir. He was speaking at e day political convention of party functionaries, senior leaders and block presidents of district Anantnag he expressed concern over the political instability in Jammu and Kashmir State arising due to “anti-people policies” of coalition government. “From the day one P...
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Weather shows improvement
MET predicts pleasant weather for next few days
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, May 26: After a continued spell of downpour during past many days weather in valley showed some improvement today. The state metrological department has predicted dry weather for coming few days. The officials at MET department said the weather was likely to remain pleasant up to May 29. Light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorms occurred at most places across the valley during last few days bringing back the chill. Accordin...
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Set AIIMS at a place accessible to all 3 regions of J&K: Lekhi
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JAMMU, May 26: In a damage control mode over the reported shifting of proposed AIIMS to Kashmir region from Jammu, BJP today suggested that the medical institute must be set up at a place accessible to all three regions of the state. “When finance minister sanctions something for a state during his budget speech, the sanction is made for the entire state and not for one particular place," BJP MP and the party's national spokesperson Meenakshi L...
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Row over AIIMS, Jammu lake project: Call for Jammu bandh today
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JAMMU, May 26: AIIMS Coordination Committee, an amalgamation of 70 non-political organizations and unions gave Jammu bandh call for tomorrow against the ‘shifting of All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences from Jammu to Kashmir region. Government College for Women today announced postponement of the examinations scheduled for tomorrow to June 5 in the wake of one-day Jammu bandh call. Traders, Commerce and Industries (CCI), transporters and ...
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Thousands of KPs throng Kheer Bhawani temple
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 26: Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits today thronged Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal district and celebrated the annual festival there. Most of them had come from Jammu and other parts of the country. However, their number was lesser compared to the last year because of bad weather in the Valley over the last few days. Amid chants of Vedic hymns and ringing of bells, pilgrims prayed for peace in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir at...
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'Violence aimed at subverting Kashmir's political stability'
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SRINAGAR, May 26: Expressing dismay over the latest incidents of violence, the Jammu and Kashmir government today said "such acts are aimed at subverting political and economic stability" in the state. "The violent incidents at Tangdhar along LoC, Yaripora in district Kulgam and Sopore in district Baramulla are a grim reminder that the elements inimical to peace, are out to undermine the efforts of the democratic forces in Jammu and Kashmir whi...
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27 Inspectors, 33 SIs transferred
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JAMMU, May 26: Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar today ordered transfers of 27 Inspectors and 33 Sub Inspectors (SIs). According to an order, Inspector Rajinder Bhardwaj, Inspector Nazir Ahmed and Inspector Kulbir Singh have been transferred from Traffic to CID, Inspector Aijaz Hyder and Inspector Rajesh Jamwal from Traffic to Security, Inspector Ashwani Kumar from Traffic to Crime, Inspector Mohammad Aslam from Traffic to Railw...
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Sopore attack carried out by militants: DGP
Says their pleading innocence cannot hide facts
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 26: A day after three attacks were carried out in Kashmir valley, the state police chief on Tuesday said that police has been alerted across valley to thwart any further militant attacks. The state police chief K Rajendra said that such attacks of militants in valley is a desperate attempt to disrupt peace and tranquility in the region. “Witnessing their space choked, militants have become frustrated and are striving to make their pr...
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BJP needs 370 seats in LS to address core issues: Shah
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): The BJP will require 370 seats in Parliament to address its core issues such as abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Uniform Civil Code in India and construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, party president Amit Shah said on Tuesday while highlighting the party's achievements in its first year in power. Asked whether the party had given up on its core issues, Mr. Shah shot back: “BJP is running the Centra...
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Kupwara MLA’s son dies in road accident
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SRINAGAR, May 26: Basharat Bashir, son of MLA Kupwara and Peoples Conference leader, Bashir Ahmad Dar, was killed in a road accident at Pattan. Governor N N Vohra, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and other ministers and leaders have condoled the death of Basharat and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. Reports said MLA Kupwara's two sons,Basharat Bashir Dar and Fida Hussain Dar residents of Jagarpora Handwara were on way to Sri...
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Zulfikar fines flour mills Rs 1.50 lakh; Lal Singh fines Med Supdt, Dentist
JAMMU, May 26: The Minister for Health and Medical Education Chowdhary Lal Singh continued with his spree to fine medicos and paramedics during his surprise visits to different hospitals as last evening he targeted Medical Superintendent District Hospital Reasi by imposing Rs 6000 fine for dereliction of duty. In the meanwhile, the Minister for CAPD Chowdhary Zulfikar too taking a cue from his cabinet colleague today imposed Rs 1.50 lakhs fine...
> Grenade recovered in Thannamandi
> Jammu girls outshine boys
> Seeking Indian passport a compulsion: Hurriyat-G
> Repairs carried out on highway
> UKG student brutally beaten by a private school teacher
 
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Light snowfall in Kargil
SRINAGAR, May 26: Kargil experienced light snowfall resulting in drop in the minimum temperature. Against 4.7 degrees recorded yesterday, it was 1 degree resulting in cold in Kargil, a Met official said. However, there was improvement in the temperature at Leh where the minimum temperature was 5.8 degrees against 4 degrees yesterday. There were traces of rain during night, he After chill during the past two days due to rain in plains and snow ...
> Shutdown in some areas of Kulgam
> Parveena Ahangar bereaved
> JKLF’s campaign disallowed Yasin, others detained near Pulwama
> Sallah-ud-Din condemns Parrikar’s statement
> Girls dominate merit list yet again
 
 
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Article 370 abrogation
The BJP, unable to deliver, is inching forward to leaping back to contentious issues to either make a bid to regain its losing base or simply to create a confusion and deflect attention from vital issues. The re-invoking of Article 370 by the BJP leaders after one year of failed commitments with respect to development and economic growth appears to be part of the same strategy. Far from paying any dividends, it will further create more damage fo...
> A flop show
> Parrikar's pernicious plan
> A year of megalomania, big mouth and oodles of despair - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Gold monetization scheme
> Dirty confrontation in Delhi
 
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Courts tilt towards the rich
By Kuldip Nayar
As a law-abiding citizen, I have faith in the Court to rectify the wrong done to me. I have never been cheated except when the Emergency was declared and I was detained without any rhyme or reason. The two-judge Bench accepted my wife's habeas corpus petition and released me. The reason for my release was that since I did not belong to any political party and pursued my journalistic work professionally, there was no ground to detain me. Both th...
> Behind India's 'epidemic' of farmer suicides - By Beenish Ahmed
> Worried Mothers..! - By Robert Clements
> Modi's disastrous first year - By Praful Bidwai
> To be a woman, landless and living on the streets - By Pushpa Achanta
> Who cares for the Rohingyas? - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
Modi's first year: No cause for high jinks
By Amulya Ganguli
Notwithstanding the blitzkrieg of interactions with the media and invited audiences by the BJP ministers, the first anniversary of the Narendra Modi government hasn't been an occasion for celebrations with bands playing and sweets being distributed. In fact, the frenetic ministerial initiatives show that the government feels that a lot of explaining has to be done about its performance - or the lack of it. Yet, when Modi became prime minister a...
> Modi in China: Great expectations belied - By Shastri Ramachandaran
> Syria: The last chance saloon - By Gwynne Dyer
> Kashmir: A Case of Fragmented Political Consciousness - By Ghulam Mohammad Khan
> For the record: Delhi Police encounters
> Winds of change in Asia - By Martin Khor
 
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Delhi HC verdict should end confrontation in Delhi governance
Dear Editor, It refers to Delhi High Court verdict holding Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB) of Delhi Government empowered to look into corruption involving personnel from Delhi Police. Timely verdict should now end all confrontations regarding Delhi governance where a democratically elected government in Delhi is now acknowledged by Delhi High Court to be the deciding authority in the matter thus finding faults in notification dated 21.05.2015 f...
> Govt must workout to protect lives of people
> SJD breaks before even coming into existence
> Revamp govt schools
> Steps need to prevent foreign companies victimising users of computer-printers
> Pollution levels on rise
 
 
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Qarra welcomes Par panel’s observations on flood relief
NEW DELHI, May 26: Welcoming the observations of the Parliamentary Panel on Environment and Forests that the compensation granted to the flood victims in Kashmir was ‘totally unacceptable and inadequate’, Member Parliament Tariq Hameed Qarra today said the Government of India should without any further delay approve special relief and rehabilitation package for the state. “Now that a Parliamentary panel with constitutional authority has censure...
> Attackers will be paid back in the same coin: Parrikar
> Modi govt 'visible', has ended policy paralysis: Shah
> Swiss move gives enough hints of action to follow: Jaitley
> Won't interfere in Delhi govt functioning, will cooperate fully: Centre
> Hit-And-Run Case: Salman gets HC's permission to go to Dubai
 
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Bangladeshi migrants fraudulently make millions in UK, 13 held
LONDON, May 26 (Agencies): Italy-based Bangladeshi migrants are accused of making millions of pounds by misusing the UK's taxpayer funded welfare schemes, prompting authorities to arrest 13 people following a probe. Each claimant is said to have received an average of 9,000 pounds (USD 13,868). The migrants are believed to have attended interviews at Jobcentres in London to get national insurance numbers which are compulsory to claim any state...
> China unveils assertive military strategy, extends Naval reach
> Ethiopia votes as ruling party set to return
> Pak expresses concern over Parrikar's remarks on terrorism
> Russia enacts law banning 'undesirable' NGOs
> I don't think we are loosing: Obama on ISIS
 
 
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Centre govt announces Special Package for Development of Sports Infrastructure in J&K
JAMMU, May 26: For implementation of the 2014-15 Budget announcement for upgrading the indoor and outdoor sports stadiums to international standards in Jammu and in the Jammu and Kashmir state, the Department of Sports, Government of India is working in consultation with the Youth Services and Sports Department to Government of Jammu & Kashmir. According to statement issued by Union government, “enhancement of sports facilities in Jammu & Ka...
> Jammu Classic Body Building championship on June 7
> Yogananda College conducts sports tourney
> Inter School District Level Athletic Meet concludes
> Sports vital in physical, intellectual growth of youth: Pawan
> District Speedball Championship organizes
 
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Manmohan Singh warned of 'harm' if I didn't cooperate in 2G Case: Former TRAI Chief
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): Yet another book has come out damming the previous UPA government with former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal alleging that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had warned him of harm if he did not cooperate on 2G telecom licenses. An accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, he also claimed that the CBI wanted him to "implicate" Arun Shourie and Ratan Tata in the case. In his self-published book, The Complet...
> 5 Indians named by Switzerland in list of A/C holders
> Squeeze parallel economy in a fair manner: FM to taxmen
> Zero marks to Modi govt on job creation, worrying signs in economy: Chidambaram
> No 'Big Bang' investment in first year of Modi-led govt: CII
> Court grants bail to Naveen Jindal, Koda
 
 
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