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4 ultras, 3 jawans among 10 killed in Arnia gun-battle
4 soldiers injured; high alert sounded in Jammu, Udhampur, Poonch
Mintoo Gupta
JAMMU, Nov 27: Arnia sector of Jammu district was virtually turned into war zone not due border firing or shelling but an encounter between militants and security forces following a fresh infiltration attempt from the International Border (IB) in which ten people including three army jawans, and equal number of civilians and four militants were killed. Four army jawans were injured in 12-hour long fierce gun battle. These skirmishes reminded th...
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9 soldiers indicted in Chattergam incident
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Nine soldiers have been indicted for killing two youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on November 3 and will face court martial, reports said. Nine soldiers of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), including a Junior Commissioned Officer, have been indicted for the firing incident in Chattergam area in which two youth were killed. "The court of inquiry appointed to probe the firing has found gross violation of rules of engage...
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Curfew imposed in Hajan as NC Sarpanch succumbs to injuries
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Curfew was imposed at Kathpora Hajan of north Kashmir after clashes erupted in the area after the National Conference Sarpanch succumbed to his injured. The Sarpanch Abdul Rashid Koblay was critically injured during a scuffle between him and a local LPG gas dealer couple of days ago. He was admitted in SKIMS Soura where he succumbed to his injured this morning. When the news of his death spread at Kathpora village a large num...
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End ‘corrupt’ dynastic rule in J&K: Madhav
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Asking people to end the dynastic rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Lal Madav Thursday said that time has come when people of the state should give a chance to BJP by having faith in Modi government. While addressing election rallies in Malangam Anantnag and Pampore Madhav said, “BJP is committed for the development of Jammu and Kashmir and is promised to give good governance ...
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Sallahudin asks separatists to deliberate on relevance of polls
SRINAGAR, Nov 27 (KNS): Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supremo and United Jihad Council chief Syed Sallah-ud din Thursday requested the pro-freedom camp to unanimously decide whether polls held in Jammu and Kashmir should be termed as ‘an issue’ or a ‘non issue’ and reach out to the people with a unanimous decision. In a telephonic interview with Kashmir News Service (KNS), the UJC chief said his request to the pro-freedom leadership would be to hold serio...
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NC is bulwark of J&K’s political individuality, dignity: Omar
‘BJP should acquaint itself with glorious history of our political struggle’
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today said National Conference was the bulwark of J&K’s political individuality and dignity and that BJP should try to acquaint itself with the glorious history of J&K’s political struggle against autocracy, tyranny and suppression. While addressing successive election rallies in Noorabad and Homshalibug in South Kashmir on Thursday, Omar Abdullah said that National Conference was committed to it...
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Art 370 given a miss
BJP releases 'vision document' for `peaceful, developed J&K’
JAMMU, Nov 27: Promising to initiate the process of "just and honourable" re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits, BJP Thursday, instead of manifesto, released its vision document aiming to make Jammu and Kashmir a peaceful and progressive state through holistic development. On anticipated lines, the party has given a miss to the contentious issue of Article 370. "Our vision is to make the state of Jammu and Kashmir a peaceful, progressive and develo...
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Intrusion bid foiled, militant held on LoC
RAJOURI, Nov 27: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Poonch border district and Udhampur tomorrow for Assembly poll campaign, Army today foiled an infiltration bid along LoC in Rajouri district and arrested a suspected armed militant. "Alert troops troops noticed suspicious movement near Line of Control (LoC) in Leharan Company Operating Base in Lam Battalion area of Rajouri district around 0630 hours today," PRO Defence said. “Own...
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Cong provided life support to Omar’s anarchic rule: Mehbooba
‘Rahul unsuccessfully tried to cash on Guru’s hanging’
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Accusing Congress of sowing the seeds of divisive and communal politics in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti today said Congress cannot wash its hands off the morass of political uncertainty and economic instability Jammu and Kashmir is entangled in. “It is ironic that Rahul Gandhi is criticising his friend Omar Abdullah now after having destroyed Jammu and Kashmir together during the ...
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SAARC can realise full potential if India, Pak resolve Kashmir issue: Mufti
SRINAGAR, Nov 26: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Thursday said SAARC can realize its full potential only if pestering issues between India and Pakistan are settled amicably to pave the way not only for enduring peace and stability in the region but broader economic cooperation between South Asian countries as well. “SAARC leadership has to recognize the fact that the forum could not take off effectively since its ...
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J&K polls Phase IV
Nomination papers of 185 candidates cleared; 8 rejected, 2 deferred
JAMMU, Nov 27: 185 candidates were found eligible today whereas nomination papers of 8 candidates were rejected and 2 nomination papers were deferred till tomorrow during the scrutiny of nomination papers of 195 candidates who filed their papers for 4th phase of assembly elections-2014 in the offices of Returning officers of their respective constituencies. In 18- Hazratbal constituency, papers of 12 candidates, Aseia (PDP), Syed Ahmad (INC), A...
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PIL on conversion of Agricultural land
Implement laws, file fresh status report: HC to DCs
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: The High Court has directed the all deputy commissioners to implement laws related to conversion of agriculture land and file fresh status report by or before December 15. A division bench of the High Court headed by Justice M.H Attar issued the orders in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking ban on conversion of agricultural land in the state. The Legislative Assembly had last year constituted a House panel, to look int...
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Army busts hideout in Doda
GANDOH, Nov 27: Army troops today busted a militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition in Doda. Ministry of Defence spokesman SD Goswami said that on receipt of specific intelligence about presence of a likely militant hideout in the dense forests of Gallu of Doda District, a joint operation was launched by 26 Rashtriya Rifle and SOG group of Police Station Gandoh. During search operation, the joint party busted a hideout of ...
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Zargar for poll boycott of remaining phases
SRINAGAR, Nov 27 (KNS): Chief of the militant outfit Al-Umar Mujahideen Mushtaq Zargar has urged people to boycott the remaining phases of polls in Kashmir, saying polls will not be the substitute of the right to self determination. In a tele-statement to KNS, Zargar stated that the people of Kashmir must come forward and reject the assembly elections so that a message to the outer world could be given that Kashmiri people are not being swayed ...
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Cartoon Corner
ECI takes exception to engagement of children in polls
JAMMU, Nov 20: The Election Commission of India has taken strong exception to the engagement of children in various election related activities and held the same as highly objectionable. According to circular issued by GAD here, it further held that no such insensitivity was shown by any political party anywhere in the country and that such violation of children’s right for any work connected with the election process like campaigning, carrying...
> AFSPA a matter for security agencies to decide: Jitendra
> 2 hideouts busted in Poonch, Rajouri
> NPP approaches EC against PDP MLA on ‘Hindu CM’ remark
> Pak violates truce at IB
> Darhal is now Congress mukt: Jugal
Rajnath arriving today
SRINAGAR, Nov 27: Union home minister Rajnath Singh is arriving here tomorrow and is scheduled to address election rallies in Karnah and Uri areas of north Kashmir. He is also holding a meeting with the state BJP leaders. BJP’s Media and Publicity in charge Kashmir, Altaf Thakur said Singh is arriving here Friday afternoon. “He is scheduled to address two public rallies one in Karnah at 12 pm and 2nd in Uri at 2pm,” he said. Meanwhile, sou...
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India in climate talks
India has a long road ahead so far as the focus on climate change on the planet is concerned when commitment is made to limit the carbon emissions in the next two decades or so. Any commitment on this issue by the prime minister Narendra Modi has to be take into consideration keeping in view the ground realties of the Indian poor masses as also to consider the energy needs of the common masses. At one point of time, when Modi told the school chi...
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> Secret hoards in tax havens
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Is naxalism gradually withering away?
By Yashwardhan Joshi
In the recent past the naxals have been dealt a severe blow in all aspects of their operations. From West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh they are virtually out, and in Maharashtra, Odisha and Bihar they have only small pockets of influence. Their stronghold has shrunk so much over the years that it remains restricted to Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and the guerrilla warfare zones of eastern Vidarbha, especially Gadchiroli. CRPF, the paramilitary forc...
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Lost: Kashmir keeps searching for its disappeared
By Sarah Schafer
'Where are our sons?' is what Parveena Ahanger, chairperson of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has been asking since 1990. Along with many other family members and friends who lost a loved one she has been fighting a long battle in order to find thousands of disappeared men who have been randomly picked up by Indian Security forces in the streets of Jammu and Kashmir, India. An unofficial estimate counts around 8,000 to ...
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Terrorism is a concern
Dear Editor, As the United States ended its Afghan mission in 1989, the ISI has stepped up its jihadist mission in the region. Once again, as the US leaves Afghanistan, the ISI senses victory. The jihadist groups’ realignment is being engineered to advance the ISI’s post-2014 strategy. From 2013 a new terror group, Ansar ut Tawheed Fi Bilad Al Hind (Supporters of Monotheism in India), has been releasing videos showing a dozen Indians undergoing...
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Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Negotiations on administrative agreement in advanced stage
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (Agencies): Negotiations for finalisation of Administrative Agreement under the Indo-US nuclear cooperation is in advanced stage, the government today said. "Arrangements and procedures pursuant to article 6 (iii) was signed on July 20, 2010 concerning reprocessing or other alteration in form or content of nuclear material etc. "The agreement (between India and US) provides for establishment of an Administrative Agreement to ...
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Modi, Sharif shake hands after cold vibes
KATHMANDU, Nov 27 (Agencies): A warm handshake and a brief conversation between a smiling Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif replacing their cold vibes brought cheer to SAARC Summit which concluded today. Modi put his hand on Sharif's arm as the two leaders looked at cameras with a long handshake even as they exchanged a few sentences. Loud applause greeted this apparent thaw which was in contrast to ...
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Australian cricketer Philip Hughes succumbs to injuries
NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (Agencies): Promising Australian batsman Philip Hughes today succumbed to his head injuries that he sustained during a domestic match on Tuesday, leaving the cricket fraternity in shock over the huge tragedy. The 25-year-old cricketer, who was in contention for a Test recall for the coming series against India, died at the St Vincent's Hospital, where he was battling for life after being hit on the head by a bouncer from Sean ...
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250 foreign bank account holders identified: Jaitley in RS
NEW DELHI, Novb 27 (Agencies): Facing all round attack on its promise of quickly bringing back blackmoney stashed abroad, Government today said it will proactively chase the offenders and promised not to rest till the last account is identified. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley disclosed in Rajya Sabha that 250 account holders out of a list of 627 names provided by HSBC, Geneva, have admitted to having accounts but the almost the entire opposition...
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