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Suspected militants kill political activist in Rajpora, injure 2 guards
PDP, Congress condemn killing but disown slain activist
ANANTNAG, Apr 25: A political activist was killed while his two guards were injured in a militant attack in Rajpora area of southern Pulwama district on Wednesday. Official and local sources said that unidentified militants, fired upon the Scorpio vehicle of Ghulam Nabi Patel of Shadimarg near three way chowk Rajpora while he was returning from home towards Pulwama. In the attack, Patel and his two security guards suffered serious bullet injuri...
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Khursheed’s statement welcome
Introspection is the way forward: Farooq
‘Injustices of the past need to be acknowledged, can’t be repeated’
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today welcomed the remarks of senior Congress leader Salman Khursheed. Dr Abdullah said the introspection at a national level was important to initiate reconciliation between various communities in the country. He added that the injustices of the past needed to be acknowledged and cannot be repeated. “Muslims in India have contributed vastly and selflessly towards the p...
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Omar owns Patel as ‘NC worker’
JAMMU, Apr 25: Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday took a potshot at the Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 'disowning' political activist Ghulam Nabi Patel who was shot dead by militants in Rajpora area of Pulwama district. Omar, in a tweet, offered to designate Patel as NC leader after the Congress condoled his death by referring to him as PDP leader, while chief minister and P...
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Shutdown in Tral over militant killings
ANANTNAG, Apr 25: A shutdown was today observed over the killing of four militants in an encounter with security forces yesterday. Large number of people turned up to participate in the funeral prayers of two local militants who were killed in a day long encounter with government forces in Lam forest area of Tral in southern Pulwama district. Four militants including two Pakistani nationals, an army soldier and a Special Police Officer (SPO) w...
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Mobile internet services suspended in S Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Mobile Internet services were suspended in several parts of south Kashmir on Wednesday following the encounter between government forces and militants in Tral area of South Kashmir. The authorities revealed that the step was taken as a security measure and to thwart any sort of rumour mongering across Kashmir valley. Pertinently, four local Jaish-e-Muhammad militants were killed in an encounter between militants and governm...
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After formal order all tuition centres closed in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: All the coaching and tuition centres were closed in Kashmir today indefinitely. Closing of the centres was preceded by issuance of formal orders by the state government regarding closure of tuition centres for 90 days. On Sunday, education minister Altaf Bukhari made a controversial announcement of closing down the tuition centres for 90 days. The surprise announcement was strongly reacted to by students, parents, and politic...
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BOPEE scam verdict
Ex-chairman gets 16-year RI, fined Rs One-cr
SRINAGAR, Apr 25: Special anti-corruption judge Kashmir (Srinagar) Yash Paul Bourney today sentenced the former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer to 16 years in jail besides a fine of Rs one crore in a multi-crore cash for paper scam. The broker in the case Sajad Ahmad Bhat has also been awarded twelve years jail and Rs 50 lakh fine by the trial court. The students who have benefited in the s...
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Street vendor hospitalised after beating
SRINAGAR, April 25: A street vendor, who allegedly attempted to snatch the service rifle of a cop accompanying anti-encroachment squad of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) was Wednesday hospitalised after being allegedly beaten by police. A street vendor selling yard goods was beaten after he allegedly attempted to snatch the service rifle of a policemen assisting SMC anti-encroachment squad removing road-side encroachments at Hari Singh Hig...
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Transfer of Kathua minor rape, murder case
2 accused oppose plea in SC, seek CBI probe
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Apr 25: Two of the accused in the Kathua minor rape and murder case have strongly opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for transfer of the trial from Kathua court to a court in Chandigarh. The father of the eight-year victim girl had sought shifting of the case to ensure free and free trial. Earlier these two prime accused in the case today moved the Supreme Court opposing the plea of the victim’s father seeking transfer of trial ou...
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Salotri minor rape case
8-day police remand for minor accused
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Apr 25: Chief Judicial Magistrate Poonch Wednesday granted eight-day police remand to minor accused for allegedly raping a minor of Salotri village. The police had pleaded for ten-day remand. Minor, who is the main accused in the Salotri minor rape case, is also the student of same school where the victim is studying. However, his uncle, considered as instigator in the FIR, is still at large and police is making all efforts to arrest...
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Minor reshuffle in administration
JAMMU, Apr 25: The state government today ordered transfer and postings in the administration. Shahnawaz Bukhari, KAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, under orders of transfer as Regional Director, Survey and Land Records (ex- officio Settlement Officer), Srinagar, has been transferred and posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project Srinagar vice Mohammad Yousuf Mir. Mohammad Yousuf Mir, KAS, Programme Officer, ICDS P...
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Madeeha Gauhar is no more
JAMMU, Apr 25: Acclaimed theatre activist of he sub-continent and peacenik Madeeha Gauhar Wednesday morning died of Cancer in Lahore two months after peace activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir passed away, thus breaking another link between India-Pakistan peace process. Madeeha had been admitted to the hospital for the past few days. The senior actress was suffering from cancer for the past three years. According to the family sources, her funera...
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Women activists call on Mehbooba
KAS officers meet CM
JAMMU, Apr 25: A delegation of women legal luminaries, intellectuals and academicians from the national capital called on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here today. The Chief Minister apprised the delegation about various steps being taken by her government for attaining gender parity in the state and working for the welfare of sensitive sections of society like women, children etc. The delegation complimented the Chief Minister for bringin...
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CM: Fulfilled promise to employees, women
JAMMU, Apr 24: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that her government was fulfilling the commitments made with every section of society in the state. The Chief Minister said this while interacting with a delegation of Employees Coordination Committee, led by its Chairman Ghulam Rasool Mir, who had come to thank her for the decisions taken in today’s cabinet meeting chaired by her. Mehbooba said she had committed to employees of state gov...
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CM pays tributes to slain army, police jawans
JAMMU, Apr 24: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti paid tributes to the two jawans of army and police who were killed during an operation at Tral today. The Chief Minister extended her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the slain jawans. She also conveyed her sympathies to the personnel who were injured in the incident....
> Cabinet meet today
> Facility to help large number of ortho patients in Jammu division: Bali
> Attendance Monitoring Squads finds 184 Anganwadi centres locked
> DAK appeals DGP to release Dr Ajaz Rasool
> Continental Group of Institutions Punjab, Canada calls on Inam Un Nabi
Salman Khan in Kashmir to shoot ‘Race 3’
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Bollywood star Salman Khan on Monday reached Kashmir to shoot for Remo D’ Souza directed movie ‘Race 3.’ Reports said that the 52-year-old actor has reached the picturesque health resort of Sonamarg along with Jacqueline Fernandez for the shoot. Khan had last time shot scenes for his blockbuster ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’ in Kashmir....
> Samanbal members stage protests across Jammu, Ladakh, Kargil, Kashmir
> Calling students ‘rowdies’ unacceptable, Rasheed says
> ‘Dal, Anchar, Khushallsar lakes deteriorating for want of funds’
> Tourist spots in Valley, Ladakh region declared 'no polythene' zones
> DC visits SSB exam centres, reviews facilities
Death penalty ordinance
An ordinance brought in hastily by the union cabinet, as a knee jerk response to the increasing outrage over rapes, particularly of minor girls, to introduce death penalty in case of rapes of minor girls under 12 is not a remedy to the issue. Rather, it will only help sweep away the issue of sexual violence under the carpet. If the problem lies in poor redressal of complaints of sexual violence, weak legal justice mechanisms, poor prosecution ra...
> Unprecedented crisis in judiciary
> Simultaneous polls to LS, LAs
> Breaking silence is important, but the language matters as well - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Maintain internet neutrality
> Cash shortage hits ATMs
Murder of morality in Kathua
By Rajaraman Sundaresan
"There are many incidents of brutal attack on the Bakarwal community, since the BJP government has come into power in 2014 with the coalition of PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. One such incident that one recollects is that of a Bakarwal family while migrating from Reasi to Kishetwar in Jammu was allegedly attacked by the so called cow vigilantes while they were ferrying their cows in trucks." Co-Written by OS Rajaraman & Bonny John Most of India is ...
> Death to the Rapist..! - By Robert Clements
> The appropriation of Pashtun rights movement - By Nauman Sadiq
> BJP's response to rapes betrays existential crisis - By Amulya Ganguli
> We Need Hands That Mend..! - By Robert Clements
> Politics behind Kathua horror - By Iftikhar Gilani
Popular angst against BJP, Modi about to explode
By Amulya Ganguli
Bureaucrats, scientists, academics mince no words "For the BJP, therefore, the possible alienation of this group is worrisome at a time when the Dalits are perceived to be drifting away from the party to join the Muslims who are not known to be supporters of the BJP any way. Substantial sections of these groups - the middle class, the Dalits and the Muslims - stood by Modi in 2014 because of their faith in his promise of rapid and inclusive dev...
> End political impunity to rapists - By Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression
> Strong in polemics but bad in law - By Amritananda Chakravorty
> Molest Me No More, Rape Me No More - By Aditi Munot
> Cash crunch may continue beyond one and a half years - By Gyan Pathak
> Sitaram has historic tasks to do in 2nd term - By Nitya Chakraborty
Delhi LG writing officers not taking assembly-questions for reserved subjects under him
Dear Editor, It refers to media-reports about Delhi Lt Governor writing to officers in Delhi government for not taking assembly-questions relating to reserved subjects directly under jurisdiction of Lt Governor like relating to police, land, services etc. Such a directive is not justified because simply asking questions in assembly in no manner dilutes rights of exclusivity of Lt Governor on these subjects. State-legislatures are representative...
> Petrol prices may result in losing elections
> Naming High Courts
> Deptt. of Justice should make study-report
> Cashless not possible
> Toll-payment through digital mode
Even Parliament not immune to casting couch culture: Renuka
NEW DELHI, Apr 24 (Agencies): Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury today said the casting couch was the "bitter truth" of not just the film industry but all work spaces and even Parliament was not immune to it. It's time for India to stand up and say "me too", Chowdhury said after veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan defended the casting couch culture. "It's the bitter truth. It is not just in the film industry. This happens everywhere in wo...
> Most Pak parties want good ties with India: Aiyar
> Tibet can be in China if Beijing recognises our culture, says Dalai Lama
> Dreaded criminal Balraj Bhati killed in an encounter with STF in Noida
> AFSPA completely removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal Pradesh
> Sitaram Yechury re-elected as CPI(M) general secretary
Twin suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 58; IS, Taliban claim responsibility
KABUL, Apr 23 (Agencies): At least 58 people were killed in twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and in the country's Baghlan province during the ongoing voter registration process on Sunday. The first blast took place around 10 am when a suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd lining up to get access to an election-related registration site in Kabul, initially killing 52 people and injuring 112. The blast took place in fron...
> South Korea switches off loudspeakers blasting messages at North Korea
> Pakistani rights group attracts 8,000 to rally despite state pressure
> Donald Trump lied about being one of richest people in America to make it to Forbes 400, claims US journalist
> North Korea's Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests
> Indian-American teenager shot dead in California for opening fire on police
Distt Level Football tourney under Let’s Play under way
JAMMU, Apr 24: The second phase of football tournament under the banner of ‘Let’s Play football’ sponsored by Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports GOI for students and non-students both Boys and Girls for the age groups of 6-12, 13-16 and 17-19 under Khelo India scheme organised by Youth Services and Sports Department Srinagar is under way here in Srinagar at three venues since two days. Speaking at one of the venues, Bashir Ahmad , Joint Direc...
> Raina Hr Sec. School defeats St. Francis School Akhnoor
> Pak keeper keen on celebrating his belated birthday with Sachin Tendulkar
> Bank Academy plays goalless draw with Real Kashmir
> DC stresses on inculcation of sportsmanship among players
> Sant Gurbaksh Singh Danna Hockey tourney begins
J&K Bank Chairman inaugurates 2 Business Units, 4 ATMs in Pulwama
JAMMU, Apr 23 : J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed e-inaugurated two Business Units and three offsite ATMs today amid a huge round of applause at Pulwama in presence of Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Mohammad Dar, Bank’s Executive President Vagesh Chander, and a large gathering of valuable customers, senior citizens, representatives of various trade bodies and local residents. The bank’s Presidents PK Tickoo, Abdul Rashid Sheigan, Zonal Head Ka...
> Fuel prices hit 55-month high; Petroleum ministry may approach FinMin for excise duty cut
> 76% Indians want death penalty for child rapists: Survey
> PM to visit China on April 27-28, to hold summit talks with President Xi Jinping
> Central Railway to run 10 'Summer Special' trains between Mumbai and Varanasi
> India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'
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