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Modi meets Sharif in Paris Climate Summit
PARIS, Nov 30 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Monday had a ‘casual meeting’ on the sidelines of the Climate Summit in Paris, warmly shaking hands before sitting down for a brief chat, amidst a chill in bilateral ties. Modi-Sharif meet came as a big surprise turn to events on the sidelines of the climate meet but no details were available immediately. Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif shook ha...
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Omar: PDP a political courier of intolerance, polarization
`Mufti bartered J&K identity; gave command of govt to Nagpur’
BANIHAL, Nov 30: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday accused PDP of acting as a political courier that carried the alien ideology of intolerance and communal polarization into Jammu and Kashmir at the behest of those who always harboured a dream to fragment and polarize the state. While addressing public meetings at Khari and Banihal towns in Banihal assembly constituency today, he also blamed the Chief Minister Mufti...
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Espionage racket: BSF man sent to 7-day police custody
NEW DELHI, Nov 30: Border Security Force (BSF) Head Constable Abdul Rasheed, arrested for allegedly spying for Pakistan's ISI, was today remanded in police custody till December 7 by a Delhi Court even as investigators said they have to track the money trail and identify his possible accomplices in the force. "Is there any involvement of any senior officers?" Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal asked Crime Branch of Delhi Police duri...
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Police trying to track 'money trail' from Pak
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (Agencies): With the arrest of an alleged ISI operative and a serving BSF personnel, Delhi Police is now trying to track a money trail from Pakistan to India -- routed through the Middle East -- to pay off spies operating in an suspected pan-India network. Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja, an alleged handler of the Pakistan Intelligence Operative (PIO), running an espionage racket here backed by the spy outfit, had met anoth...
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India can lose Kashmir in next 10 yrs: Radha Kumar
NEW DELHI, Nov 30: A former interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir Prof Radha Kumar Monday warned that India could lose Kashmir in the next decade if serious efforts were not made to resolve the lingering dispute. Radha Kumar said that the situation in Kashmir progressively deteriorated. "It hasn't been as bad as this in a long time," she said at the opening session - 'Kashmir Today: Towards an Indian Future?' during the second day of Times LitFes...
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Lack of proper disaster management: Valley has increased risk of higher damage
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: The lack of disaster preparedness in valley increases its risk of vulnerability manifold towards damage during the natural calamities. Though Kashmir valley has always been declared as highly prone to earthquakes yet the absence of proper disaster management adds to the risk of damage and destruction. Before the deadly 2005 earthquake struck Kashmir valley the experts have been warning of an earthquake of a higher magnitude a...
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Nowshehra acid attack case: Acid seller cross-examined partly
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: A city court today heard and recorded averments made by a Kupwara shopkeeper who sold acid to the two accused in an acid attack case in which a female law student was disfigured at Nowshehra last year. Sources in the court said that the Advocate Yawar the counsel for the accused number two in the matter concluded cross examination of the prosecution witness, Muneer Ahmad War, a Kupwara shopkeeper selling sports and stationary ...
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SAC a farce, toothless tiger: Justice Khan
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: State Accountability Commission Chairman (Retired) Justice Bashir Ahmed Khan Monday said that SAC was a toothless tiger which lacked on all fronts. “There is no prosecution wing, no separate Investigating Officers. The Commission has lost almost all the powers due to multiple amendments in Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2002,” Khan told a Srinagar based news agency CNS adding that the Commission at the momen...
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Modi became victim of Drabu’s ‘siren song’: M K Narayanan
`Mehbooba’s sympathy for anti-India forces well known’
NEW DELHI, Nov 30: Stating that the mood in Kashmir Valley was sullen and anti-India sentiment was growing, the former National Security Advisor and Intelligence Chief M K Narayanan claimed that the current developments in Jammu and Kashmir did not look very promising. In his lengthy write-up to an Indian daily, Narayanan said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir in November was premised on the belief that all that was ...
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Blindfolded KP hugs it out to promote brotherhood
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: Amid raging debate on intolerance in the country, a Kashmiri Pandit stood blindfolded in the heart of the city, inviting people to hug him to exhibit brotherhood between various communities in the Valley on Monday. Inspired by a Muslim man who stood blindfolded in Paris, asking people to embrace him if they trusted him after the November 13 attacks, Sandeep Mawa, a doctor by profession, stood at Press Colony here asking people...
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Mercury drops below zero in Srinagar
Kargil coldest in J&K
SRINAGAR, Nov 30: Mercury dropped slightly below zero in Srinagar and more in other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Monday even as the minimum overnight temperature in the Jammu and Kashmir capital was recorded at this winter season's lowest. In the Kashmir Valley, mercury dipped to 3.6 degrees Celsius below the frezing point in Gulmarg and minus 3.4 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam. "Minimum temperature today (Monday) in Srinagar was minus 0.9 degr...
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CRPF jawan injured in firing at Kathua
JAMMU, Nov 30: A jawan today suffered a gunshot injury at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) post in Kathua district and authorities are probing the incident. A round was fired in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) post in Malhar belt of Kathua district early this morning which injured jawan Ramesh Kumar Singh, a senior police officer said here. It is being ascertained whether the same was a result of a clash or accidental weapon handl...
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Cabinet meet likely on Dec 2
JAMMU, Nov 30: The state cabinet, which is likely to meet on December 2, may affect a minor reshuffle in the civil and police administration. According to sources, the General Administration Department (GAD) had framed a list of performing and non performing officers, in consultation with the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, who were likely to be reshuffled. The cabinet may also take a call vis-à-vis key posts lying vacant in the police departmen...
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Zulfikar meets Punjab Food minister: J&K to lift food-grains from Punjab Mandis
CHANDIGARH, Nov 30: Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfikar Ali called on his counterpart from Punjab Adesh Partap Singh Kairon here today to discuss the modalities for lifting of food-grains from the mandis of Punjab. The ministers discussed implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) and the measures being taken by the two states for streamlining the public distribution system. Punjab is one among the 11 states of the...
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Porter injured on LoC in Poonch
JAMMU, November 28: A civilian porter was injured at a forward post along the line of control in Poonch on Saturday. According to official sources militants targeted one of the forward post in the area and injured a porter. According to Lt-Col Munish Mehta,Defence Spokesman in Jammu, "around 5.00 PM in a militant stand off fire one civilian porter was injured in the forward post". He said the porter was rushed to the hospital and his condit...
> IG BSF calls on Governor
> Mattoo calls on Guv
> Danish Rana presents “Red Maize” to Governor
> BGSA felicitates VC BGSBU
> ‘Redress genuine demands of forest employees’
Rising incidents of human animal conflict: Boy killed in leopard attack
SRINAGAR, Nov 29: Over the years valley has witnessed a gradual increase in the incidents of human animal conflict. Pertinently, such encounters have not only endangered animals but have resulted in loss of scores of human lives from across the valley. In yet another incident a six year old boy was killed after being attacked by a leopard in Rajouri district on Saturday evening. During past one month a dozen incidents involving wild animals ap...
> Teargassing at Nowhatta
> Shah, others released
> Mian Altaf express dismay over pesky power supply in Kangan
> Govt orders shifting Batamaloo Bus stand to Fruit Mandi Truck Terminal
> In one year, 8 illegal transfers in health dept
Agreement on GST Bill
The BJP-led NDA government's optimism on passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill in the current session stems from a meeting with the opposition parties mainly the Congress seeking their cooperation in striking a common ground on important issues. The recent meeting between the NDA government representatives including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his senior ministers on one side and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi an...
> Dialogue on Kashmir
> Increasing tolerance to nuisance and brazen hooliganism - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> ‘Dirty politics’ over secularism
> Devastating El-Nino effect
> Gags on media
A new politics?
By A.G. Noorani
It is too late in the day to discard representative democracy. What is sorely needed is serious thought on its reform to meet the conditions of the 21st century. THE people's deep distrust of politics is comprehensive and dangerous. It extends to representative government as we have known it: the party system, the political process and, not least, its principal performer, the politician. Negative emotions do not help in reasoned dis...
> A different tyranny..! - By Robert Clements
> Development: The amazing emptiness of magic words Words - By Pratap Antony
> Trumpets at Funerals..! - By Robert Clements
> Left wind sweeping Europe - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Swachh Bharat cess raises big concern - By Nantoo Banerjee
Culture wars
By Yaqoob Khan Bangash
All South Asian countries need to hold events that promote and engage with their diverse cultures, not only in their own countries, but also in other South Asian countries. This will increase shared development of our cultures and also lead to a greater understanding of other cultures and traditions. A large part of the 'other-ing' process in most countries is grounded in a lack of understanding of the culture and traditions of the other, an...
> Transforming municipal solid waste into energy - By G. Srinivasan
> High pulse prices: Centre must encourage more production - By K.R. Sudhaman
> Rural poor crying for relief from drought - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Chasing a utopian Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh - By Arun Srivastava
> Is cleaning up India a mirage or reality - By Lalit Sethi
Controlling T&D power losses in the state
Dear Editor, State government has reportedly assigned the task to IRCON company to reinstall electric wiring in the state to check the transmission & distribution losses of power. The central government has expressed serious concern over abnormal T&D losses in the state resulting in huge financial liabilities of J&K state and the state govt. has been asked to take steps to control T&D losses. The agency has started erecting cement poles to lay...
> Reject or Accept
> Prime Minister’s ‘man-ki-baat’
> Celebration of constitution day
> Food security & safety standards- strict observance
> PM’s speech on ‘Constitution Day’ in Parliament
Fight against climate change is responsibility of all: PM
NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (Agencies): Preparing to attend the world meet on climate change in Paris tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it is the responsibility of all to ensure that the Earth's temperature does not rise as global warming is already creating disasters like recent heavy rainfall in Chennai. He asked the people to adopt energy conservation and energy efficiency measures like the maximum use of solar-powered items. In his m...
> Grand alliance government in Bihar will not last long: Paswan
> How many years to correct the 'mistake': Rushdie Asks
> 13 SSB personnel briefly detained by Nepal's armed police force released
> 'Big Brother' attitude of India unacceptable: Nepalese leader
> Candidate shot at in clash during village Panchayat polls
Arrested journalists urge EU not to compromise on rights in Turkey talks
ISTANBUL, Nov 29 (Agencies): Two Turkish journalists charged with "spying" over their reports about Ankara's alleged arms supplies to Syrian rebels have urged the EU not to compromise on human rights and press freedom as it looks to Turkey to help stem Europe's migrant crisis. European Union and Turkish leaders including Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will meet in Brussels today in a bid to complete a deal aimed at stemming the flow of refugees...
> China to veto India's entry if Pak denied NSG membership: Report
> Air strikes kill 21 militants: Pak
> France and Russia agree to 'coordinate' strikes against IS
> Refugee Crisis: 6 children drown on way to Greece
> Israel tests Barak-8 missile co-developed with India
J&K to take on AP; Punjab will meet with Telangana in semis
JAMMU, Nov 30: Semifinals lineup has been drawn as hosts Jammu and Kashmir alongwith Andhra Pradesh, Punjaba and Telangana sealed berth in the semifinals of the ongoing 61st National School Games-2015-16 in the discipline of Cricket Under-17 Girls, being organized by the Directorate General, Youth Services & Sports, under the patronage of DG Sports, Jahangir Mir at different venues, here. Now in the semifinals, Andhra Pradesh will lock-horns w...
> J&K State Wushu Championship from Dec 2
> Inter- Regional Powergrid Cricket tourney 2015 commences
> Madhuvan Kids play way holds Annual Sports day
> 27th State Volleyball Championship begins
> Safapora beats Nesbal VB Club to clinch trophy
End to Devadasi System: SC slaps Rs 25k on govt for no reply
NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (Agencies): The Supreme Court has slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 on the Centre for failing to file on time an affidavit on women being forced to become 'devadasis' and the possibility of abolition of the age-old tradition. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit said that since the government has not filed its response despite the last opportunity given by the court on September 11, it needed to pay a cost of Rs 25,000. ...
> ED summons Himachal chief minister in money laundering case
> HUL, Airtel, LG, others under ASCI scanner for misleading ads
> ASEAN leaders launch EU-style regional economic bloc
> Priority of govt is to bail out ailing cooperative banks: Dorjay
> Low oil prices favoured Indian Economy: Jaitley
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