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Mehbooba hints at snapping alliance with BJP
‘Mufti preferred public service, principles over power’
JAMMU, Feb 5: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti Friday hinted she could snap ties with coalition partner Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) if the Centre didn’t announce a string of “confidence-building measures” (CBM). At a meeting in Jammu, Mehbooba told party workers the new measures were aimed at creating a “positive atmosphere” before the new government was formed but said the announcement shouldn’t be construed as a “blackmailing” ta...
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Ganai assumes charge
Directs Adm Secys for prioritizing essential issues
JAMMU, Feb 5: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today urged officers to prioritize various issues related to their respective departments concerning public delivery so that they can be settled in a time bound manner. The Advisor was interacting with officers at Civil Secretariat here today after assuming charge. While interacting with the Secretary RDD, the Advisor while discussing the issues related to the Rural Development Depar...
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BJP asks J&K unit not to speak on govt formation
JAMMU, Feb 5: The BJP high command has reprimanded its state unit in Jammu and Kashmir over issuing any statement to press vis-à-vis the present deadlock and the formation of the new government, sources divulged. It was informed further that ahead of the government formation the statements being issued by some BJP leaders in the state have been taken with the much serious note by the BJP high command and that it has been instructed to them not ...
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Siachen avalanche tragedy
Operation on for 3rd consecutive day
JAMMU, Feb 5: Army on Friday said that an operation to retrieve bodies in an avalanche hit areas on Siachen Glacier of Ladakh region is continuing with additional specialised equipment on the third consecutive day today. Colonel SD Goswami, spokesman of army's Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command, said that the operation to retrieve bodies "is continuing with additional specialised equipment and teams deployed at the site of the avalanche of...
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Screening test of ReTs: HC reserves order
SRINAGAR, Feb 5: The High Court has reserved its order in a petition filed by the aggrieved teachers against government’s plans to go for their screening test. After hearing the matter today, Justice M H Attar reserved his order. The court had yesterday asked the government to strictly comply with its judgment about the screening test of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers. To indentify such ReT teachers, the court had directed commissioner secreta...
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Zahid Farooq remembered on 6th death anniversary
Parents pledge to fight till justice is not done
SRINAGAR, Feb 5: On his sixth death anniversary Zahid Farooq who was shot dead by BSF personnel 6 years ago was remembered by his family and friends today. Six years have passed since Zahid from Nishat locality of Srinagar was killed allegedly by BSF men however Zahid’s case has not seen any conclusion yet. For Zahid’s parents his memories are still fresh and the agony has not ended. Although Zahid’s killing has left the lives of his father F...
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HC breather to EJAC President
Wani’s transfer order stayed
SRINAGAR, Feb 5: Giving a sigh of relief to Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) president, the High Court today stayed transfer of Abdul Qayoom Wani, who was detached by the government and was transferred to a local Government High School in his native village, Tangmarg. Wani, who is also chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers’ Forum was attached with a centrally sponsored scheme- SSA for past few years. He filed a petition challenging the...
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Gandhi family disrupting Parliament: Modi
MORAN (ASSAM), Feb 5(Agencies): Singling out the Sonia Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress president and her son Rahul Gandhi of disrupting Parliament to avenge defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and hence blocking the passage of bills aimed at benefitting the poor. Addressing tea garden workers in this poll-bound state of Assam, Modi alleged that "one family" was indulging in "negative politics" as he claimed...
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Geelani leaving for Delhi today for health-checkup
SRINAGAR, Feb 5: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani is leaving for New Delhi tomorrow for a detailed check-up because of his deteriorating health. “Geelani sahib has decided to shift to Delhi so that he can have a detailed health check-up and follow the advice of the doctors. His house arrest process has entered its 6th year. This illegal confinement has adversely affected his health condition over these years and his condition i...
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Protestors teargassed in Hajan, Nowhatta
SRINAGAR, Feb 5: Stone pelting erupted at Hajan township of North Kashmir and old Srinagar in which forces fired smoke shells to disperse the protesters. At Hajan, the protesters were demanding the bodies of the militants killed in an overnight encounter at Khosa Mohalla Hajan. In old Srinagar, the youths again took to the streets and pelted stones on forces. A shutdown was observed at Hajan and its adjoining areas against the killing of three...
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Kashmir issue test for India, Pak leadership: Sharif
MUZAFFARABAD, Feb 5 (Agencies): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said Pakistan wants peace in the region and does not want confrontation with India, and reiterated that the Kashmir issue "be resolved" through dialogue. Sharif was addressing a joint sitting of the legislature of the Pakistani side of Jammu and Kashmir on Kashmir Day. "It is not possible that one part of the region should be prosperous and the other part in trouble (Indian ...
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Hafiz leads anti-India rally on ‘Kashmir Day’ in Pak
LAHORE, Feb 5 (Agencies): Jamaat Ud-Dawah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Friday led a march in Islamabad and his outfit across several cities, ranting on the Kashmir issue, showing defiance in the face of India asking Pakistan to “rein in” the terror group. A day after Saeed warned of more Pathankot-style attacks, the Jamaat Ud-Dawah men took out rallies in cities like Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar an...
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Class 10 student bids to end her life in Mandi
POONCH, Feb 5: A minor today made abortive bid by setting herself ablaze at Rajpura village of Mandi tehsil in Poonch district. Police said disappointed with his 10th examination result a minor girl today made immolation bid by sprinkling kerosene. The injured has been identified as Heena Ashraf, 15, daughter of Mohammad Ashraf of village Rajpura, Tehsil Mandi, Poonch. Eye-witness said that the girl poured kerosene and later immolated herse...
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Embezzlement of MDM funds in Baramulla
SVC directs VO for Preliminary Enquiry
JAMMU, Feb 5: In a significant order State Vigilance Commission (SVC) has directed Vigilance Organization to register a Preliminary Enquiry for large scale embezzlement in Mid-Day-Meal (MDM) funds, allegedly by some officials of the Education department in district Baramulla. Official handout said that while proceeding on a complaint regarding allegations against some officials of Education department for commission of gross irregularities a...
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Governor approves self attestation policy
JAMMU, Feb 5: Governor NN Vohra today approved new policy of “self attestation documents” by the people including youths applying for Government jobs and all other purposes. Earlier, the people had to get the documents attested from the Gazetted officers. Official sources said that the new policy on “self attestation documents” was approved on Thursday. It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after taking over the reign...
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PDP-BJP alliance intact: Drabu
SRINAGAR, Feb 4: Senior PDP leader Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the alliance of PDP with BJP is intact and the two parties have to work how to implement the “agenda of alliance” in time bound manner. He was briefly talking to a news channel on the sidelines of a function in his Rajpora assembly constituency. Drabu, who was instrumental in talks with BJP before the formation of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP-BJP government, said centre has to respo...
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> Govt probe was flawed: KP body
J&K govt formation in limbo
Almost one month since the Jammu and Kashmir government has been in a limbo, mist is yet to clear on whether the BJP-PDP alliance will continue to exist after their prolonged break from governance. While there seems little movement forward in mending fences between the two parties and the two sides so far have even failed to reach out to each other, apart from the statements through media and one meeting earlier this week between PDP and state B...
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> Indo-Pak dialogue must go on
Without Aligarh, India wouldn't be same again
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aligarh has never stopped fighting its battle for survival, defying adversity at every stage of its existence. However, what it faces today in the gauntlet thrown down by the Modi government, challenging its raison d'etre, the very purpose of existence, in the Supreme Court, is perhaps the greatest threat to its identity as India's - perhaps world's -- first modern, world-class educational institution founded by Muslims. It is said that in his...
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Jagmohan's Padma Award: Rubbing salt in our wounds
By Ajay Raina
In the winter of 2000, when I went home for the first time after the exodus, it was to make a film about why my family and my community had left Kashmir. It was still smoldering from the fires of an insurgency that had yet not been completely smothered. This was almost 11 years after the exodus of my family and my community in 1990. Though it was still thought a dangerous time to be back, yet I wouldn't claim to be the first Kashmiri Pandit to h...
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> How to curb farmer suicides: Madhya Pradesh explores avenue - By L.S. Herdenia
Encouraging car-sales through Auto-Expo in National Capital
Dear Editor, It refers to Auto-Expo 2016 started on 03.02.2016 in Greater Noida (National Capital Region) evidently to boost car-sale in capital-city of India. Delhi is already ceased with big problem of ever-increasing cars on city-roads. Instead concrete long-term steps are necessary to limit sale of cars in Delhi. Central and state governments must not allow such Auto-Expos, and should instead take all possible steps to discourage production...
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> Unauthorised occupants still in govt. bungalows in New Delhi
Gandhi family disrupting Parliament to avenge poll defeat: Modi
MORAN, Feb 5 (Agencies): Singling out the Sonia Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress President and her son Rahul Gandhi of disrupting Parliament to avenge defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and hence blocking the passage of bills aimed at benefitting the poor. Addressing tea garden workers in this poll-bound state of Assam, Modi alleged that "one family" was indulging in "negative politics" as he claimed that there...
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> Cong to observe 'Chhalawa Diwas' on Feb 14 against AAP govt's misrule
Swaraj, Lanka PM Wickremesinghe hold talks on investment, SEZ
COLOMBO, Feb 5 (Agencies): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who sought Indian investment and offered partnership in setting up a Special Economic Zone besides briefing her on latest political developments in the country. Swaraj, who arrived here today on her second visit to the country within a year, held talks with Wickremesinghe at the Prime Minister's Office 'Temple Trees'...
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> No 'draconian measures' for Greece: IMF's Lagarde
> In touch with India to finalise dates for bilateral talks: Pakistan
> Pak army chief accuses foreign forces of supporting terrorism
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J&K to take on on UP in NZ Santosh Trophy on tomorrow
JAMMU, Feb 5: Hosts Jammu and Kashmir shall be playing against Uttar Pradesh in the second match of the opening day, scheduled at 2 pm, in the North Zone National Football Championship (qualifying round) for the 70th Santosh Trophy taking place at GGM Science College ground, here tomorrow. However, in the inaugural match, to be played at 10 am at the same venue, Chandigarh shall take on Delhi. Placed in group-A, J&K has been pitted against D...
> JKFA denies, Special Audit finds finance irregularities
> Christian Sports XI wins U-15 boys’ Tri-Series
> Thang-Ta medal winners felicitated
> Hanif Mohammad encourages cancer-affected people to fight against the disease
> J&K team leaves for Open Sport climbing Competition
Najeeb Jung offers 300-cr loan to 2 MCDs to end stir
NEW DELHI, Feb 5 (Agencies): Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today offered Rs 300 crore loan to two cash-strapped civic bodies here to bring an end to the strike by nearly 90,000 municipal employees which entered its 10th day crippling multiple services. Jung's office said money will be given to the East and North Delhi municipal corporations as loan from Delhi Development Authority. On Wednesday, the Delhi government had announced a financial assistan...
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> Subsidies meant for needy, not wealthy: Jaitley
> Budget Session likely from Feb 23
> French firms to invest $10 billion in India in next 5-yrs: Sapin
> India changing tax laws for stability, predictability: Jaitley
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