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Pak accuses India of sabotaging peace efforts
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (agencies): Pakistan has accused India of sabotaging peace efforts and putting the regional security and stability at stake by objecting to include Kashmir issue in the bilateral dialogue. Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan that Pakistan was having clear view of peace in the region and having friendly relations with the neighbouring countries, but unfortunately the same had not been reciprocated from the other sides, according t...
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Farooq calls for end to shelling on IB, LoC
`Border dwellers deserve better deal’
JAMMU, Aug 29: Calling for an immediate end to shelling from across the border, National Conference president and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday said the terrified border dwellers along Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir were braving the situation with fortitude notwithstanding human loss and freezing of normal activity. “Due to shelling and insecurity looming large, the people were finding themselv...
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18 injured in blast at army camp
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: At least 18 armymen were injured, some of them critically, in a mysterious blast at an army camp in Khrew on the outskirts of Srinagar. The injured have been admitted in Army's Base hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment. Army said a probe has been ordered and it would be too early to speak about the cause of explosion. The blast took place at 8.45 am at the Army’s Core Battle School (CBS), creating panic in the camp. The inju...
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Nocturnal raids, arrests spark shutdown in Nowhatta
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: Nocturnal raids in old city sparked protest and clashes between youth and police this morning. Reports said police arrested many youth during nocturnal raids in Nowhatta and Gojwara. Locals alleged that several youth were taken out from their houses last night and were lodged in police station Nowhatta, a charge refuted by police. The random arrests of youth sparked protest. Reports said that scores of protesters resorted to ...
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NC slams govt for short LA session
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: As the state legislative Assembly is likely to meet for a brief autumn session of 10 days from September 29, the main opposition party National Conference Saturday criticized the government’s move and termed the duration as ‘too short.’ “It is very disappointed with the short session of the Assembly since it is a place where legislators introduce bills for the people of the State. The elected representatives cannot get enough ...
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Amarnath Yatra concludes
Over 3.52 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji concluded today, on Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of religious hymns. Governor N. N. Vohra, who is Chairman of the Amarnathji Shrine Board, and Mr. P K Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer, visited the Cave Shrine early this morning. The Governor prayed for sustained peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State. The Governor expressed satisfaction over th...
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Cong a divided house: BJP
‘Rahul’s visit proved disappointing’
JAMMU, Aug 29: BJP today termed the state unit of Congress as a divided house as it could not organise a major rally during its vice president Rahul Gandhi's visit here. “Congress is a divided house and it stands exposed by the recent visit of their vice president Rahul Gandhi as the party was not able to organise a single rally during the visit of their leader," BJP spokesman Sunil Sethi told reporters here. “Congress, which once claimed to ...
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Will look into complaints about PMSSS: Smriti
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: Days after a Noida based university expelled at least 30 students from Jammu and Kashmir who got admission to avail scholarship facility under PMSSS, the Union Minister for Human Resources and Development Smriti Irani Saturday said she would look into the fresh complaints with regard to PMSSS. “We are committed to help the Kashmiri students under the Prime minister Scholarship scheme. I am personally monitoring the complaints ...
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HC asks govt to pay Rs 5 lakh to torture victim
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: The high court has directed state government to pay within three months Rs 5 lakh in addition to nine per cent interest as compensation to a man from Abiguzar here who had suffered hipbone fracture due to torture by Border Security Force (BSF) in 1994. According to Asif Bhat, additional advocate general, a division bench comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Hasnain Massodi ordered the compensation followin...
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Cross-LoC firing: Geelani expresses anguish over loss of lives
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) today expressed deep sorrow, grief and anguish over the loss of precious human lives due to firing between BSF and Pakistani Rangers. In a statement he said the unresolved Kashmir issue is the basic reason of the Indo-Pak hostilities and the big hurdle in the resolution of this long pending dispute is the rigid and arrogant policies of India. He added that until and unles...
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International Day of disappeared: ‘Khoon Diy Baarav’ screened
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: “Khoon Diy Baarav”, a documentary film on enforced disappearances in Kashmir, was screened at a function, organized by Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) here today. Besides the film maker Iffat Fatima, APDP chairperson Parveena Ahangar, JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, prominent people from different walks of life were present. They included human rights activists from Valley and some other parts of the c...
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18 yr-old girl ‘murdered’ after rape at Sainik Colony
JAMMU, Aug 29: An eighteen year old girl was allegedly found murdered after alleged rape in a Plot at Sainik colony, this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Sushila Devi daughter of Subash Chander of Sainik Colony. Police said that some passersby noticed a body lying in a Plot at Sainik Colony and they informed police. Police immediately rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the mortuary of the Government Medical College h...
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Elderly man dies of food poisoning in Kathua
JAMMU, Aug 29: A man who had fallen sick due to food poisoning died today in the Government Medical College Hospital Jammu where he was undergoing treatment for the past few days. Chajju Ram (72) was one amongst the over 100 people who had fallen ill after eating food at a social gathering in village Chak Nathal in Hiranagar Tehsil in this district, police said. Majority of the sick people were admitted in the local hospital from where three s...
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Borders peaceful in Jammu
JAMMU, Aug 29: There was complete lull with no firing or shelling incident reported from International Border in RS Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district since past 24 hours. However, the border villagers are in panic and preferred to stay away from their houses. They have taken refuge in the houses of their relatives in safer areas and even did not celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ today. Official reports said that not even a single round or shel...
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Ajay Gupta shifted to PDC; Ashwani gets addl charge of CE PDD
JAMMU, Aug 28: The state government today ordered the transfer of Ajay Gupta, incharge Chief Engineer (Electric), EM&RE Wing Jammu to Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation against available vacancy, on deputation basis. Ashwani Kumar Gupta, incharge Superintending Engineer (Electric) EM/RE Circle-I Jammu shall hold the additional charge of the post of Chief Engineer EM&RE wing Jammu purely on temporary basis without any charge a...
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Assembly session likely from Sept 29
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: the summer session of Legislative Assembly is likely to be held from September 29 here, sources said. In this regard, sources said, the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has prepared a cabinet note which will be placed before the cabinet for the final decision. This will be a short session of only 10 days. Important issues like rehabilitation package for flood hit Kashmir, issues of employees, increase in violence and pu...
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Forget Indrani Mukherjee, what's the intriguing Patel story?
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
As breathless electronic media gets all gung ho over the sleazy and gory details of Indrani Mukherjee's interesting life, of debauchery, indifference and freely flowing wealth and status, forgetting to even dig up the hard facts of the basic story of the murder of Sheena Bora, and with a monstrous obsession for unverified tidbits of planted information resulting in staging endless grand media panchayat about this real life soap opera, a far grea...
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Building Bridges across regions and communities: Remembering Balraj Puri's Contributions
By Rekha Chowdhary
It is one year that the state lost one of its most prominent intellectual and social and political activist. On 30th August 2014, Balraj Puri passed away. The void that his death has created has not been filled and there is no possibility of its getting filled any soon. Puri, as we remember him a year after his death, was a multi-dimensional person. Apart from being the best known expert on issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, he was a social a...
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Independence woman: Partition's orphans as I saw them
By Ashoka Gupta
Ashoka Gupta (1912-2008) was truly a Renaissance Woman, who belonged to a generation that grew up in colonial Bengal. Not only did she witness the partition of the country in 1947, she responded with all her energy in addressing the tide of human misery it brought in its wake, as refugees poured into West Bengal from what was then East Pakistan. This narrative from her first-person memoir of the conditions in Mana camp located in what is now...
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Sheena murder
Dear Editor, Unfortunately super-elite section of society in India is fast adopting western culture where spouses are so frequently and regularly changed like clothes. Sheena murder is a horrible by-product of such changing trend of the society where spouses are not sincere, loyal or faithful to each other. Even death of Sunanda Pushkar was perhaps result of such changing trust and spouses between married couples which according to all Indian r...
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Focus now on forensic report of skeletal remains
MUMBAI, Aug 29 (Agencies): The focus in the high-profile Sheena Bora murder case has now shifted to the forensic analysis of the skeletal remains found in Raigad district where her body was allegedly dumped three years ago. "We have sent the bones and other skeletal remains for forensic analysis and are awaiting report," a police official said. JJ Hospital had yesterday handed over to Khar police a few bones it had received from Raigad Police ...
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Malaysians stream into capital to demand reform, PM's ouster
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 (Agencies): Tens of thousands of Malaysians marched in a massive anti-government rally here today demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak following weeks of simmering anger over corruption allegations against the premier. Online reports said there were at least 40,000 protesters in the rally in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Unfazed by hundreds of police which had declared the rally as unlawful, thousands carrying ...
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Tawi Trekkers celebrates National Sports Day
JAMMU, Aug 29: Tawi Trekkers J&K, the trekking club of J&K today celebrated the National Sports Day with great fanfare among its sport climbers at Tenzing Norgay Sport Climbing wall in Sprawling Buds School complex, here. Ram Khajuria, Secretary Indian Mountaineering Foundation, North Zone Committee, who is the founder member of Tawi Trekkers, while addressing the budding sport climbers, highlighted the importance of this day. He apprised the ...
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RBI not done with rate cut, still in accommodative mode: Rajan
WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Agencies): Hinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said he is not done with lowering rates and the central problem for the entire world remains slowing economic growth. Rajan, who was participating in the elite Jackson Hole economic symposium of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, also said RBI has reached an agreement with the government on a new rate-setting panel, the Monetary Polic...
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