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Tourism, hartal calendar can’t go together: Madhav
‘Unfortunate Farooq advocating separatists, Omar batting for Pak, terrorists’
JAMMU, Dec 7: A day after Hurriyat Conference invited tourists from across the country to visit the Kashmir Valley, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav today scoffed at the move saying they (separatists) might have invited the terrorists not the tourists. He also ridiculed the statement of the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah that he would support Hurriyat if it was on right path. “Don’t know what has gone wrong with the N...
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Heavy rush in markets after 4.00 PM: Shutdown hits normal life in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: Normal life was affected in most parts of Valley today in view of a separatist sponsored general strike. However, the shops and other business establishments opened after 4.00 PM due to relaxation in strike. Clashes occurred between protestors and security forces at Muran in Pulwama and Ajas in Bandipora. Most shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts of Kashmir today in view of the strike till 4.00...
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Rain, snowfall predicted in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: The prevalent dry spell in Kashmir is expected to end this weekend with the MeT predicting rains and snowfall in the Valley, even as the night temperatures stayed below the freezing point at most places. There are chances of moderate snowfall in the higher reaches of Kashmir on the intervening night of December 10 and 11, while we also expect a spell of rainfall in the plain areas of the Valley, Director of the Meteorological ...
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Fast track recruitment process hit
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: The government decision to filling up of 80,000 vacancies in various departments as only 19,000 posts have so far been referred to recruiting agencies which too have got stuck in technical hitches Only 1000 to 1300 posts have been referred to J&K Public Service Commission while Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) has been assigned the job of filling 18000 vacancies. In both agencies, the process is locked-up in various f...
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Over 36 school buildings torched in 5 months
Process to nab the culprits on, police
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: With no let up in the incidents of school burning yet, over 36 school buildings have been gutted in different incidents of fire during past nearly five months in Kashmir valley. According to the officials the toll of the schools partially or completely damaged in fire incidents has gone up to 36 with the recent incident of burning of a government school in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. In a recent incident, during the in...
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Nagrota terror attack
NIA registers case, initiates probe
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Agencies): The NIA on Wednesday registered a case (FIR) in connection with the November 29 terror attack on an army base in Nagrota in Jammu, in which seven Indian soldiers, including two officers, were killed. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered the case at its Police Station in Delhi following instructions from the Union Home Ministry. The case NIA number RC-16/2016/NIA/DLI has been filed for offences under...
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Separatists give 3-day full relaxation in strike
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: Separatist leadership gave a full three day relaxation in their strike call. There will be no strike on coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This is for the first time that separatists gave a three day relaxation in shutdown. Earlier they were giving only two day relaxation. In a fresh protest calendar, issued this evening, the separatists said the relaxation on Monday is because of the Eid-e-Milad. The leadership has also give...
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‘India-Pak ties have become sluggish’
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: The government today told the Lok Sabha that the India-Pakistan relationship has become sluggish but added that there has been no impact on bilateral arrangements, including on exchange of fishermen and prisoners caught on either side. Responding to a question related to Indian fishermen being arrested by Pakistan, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said, “The relationship between the two countries (India and Pak...
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Par panel quizzes MHA top brass on repeated terror attacks
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Agencies): A Parliamentary panel today quizzed the top brass of Home Ministry on repeated attacks on security establishments in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab and asked what steps were taken to prevent such brazen acts of terrorists. The meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram, asked a team of top officials led by Union Home Secretary Rajiv...
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PIA plane with 47 aboard crashes near Abbottabad
ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (Agencies): A Pakistan International Airlines plane with 47 people on board crashed today in a hilly area near the garrison town of Abbottabad while on its way to the capital. The ATR plane PK-661 with 47 people, including singer- turned-Islamic-preacher Junaid Jamshed, on board crashed near Havelian while en route to Islamabad from Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The national carrier’s flight departed from Chitral aro...
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140 held, 96 cases registered during unrest in Kashmir: Govt
NEW DELHI, Dec 7: A total of 140 people have been arrested while 96 cases were registered in connection with the burning of Government properties and schools during the recent unrest period in the Kashmir, the Government told Parliament today. “During the civil unrest between July 8, 2016-November 8, 2016, 39 Government establishments have been burnt and 39 Government establishments have been damaged apart from schools,” Minister of State for H...
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Over 206 hectares of N Rly land under encroachment including J&K
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Agencies): Over 206 hectares of Northern Railway’s land are under encroachment, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Total 206.37 hectares of land is under encroachment in Northern Railway including Jammu and Kashmir as on March this year, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply. Most of the encroachments on railway land are in the approaches of stations in metros and big cities in the form of slums, ...
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Setting up of CoA on IWT raises questions: India
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Agencies): The World Bank’s decision to hastily set up a Court of Arbitration (CoA) to settle disputes relating to two hydroelectric projects following Pakistan’s demand may raise serious questions on workability of Indus Water Treaty, Government said today. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said though there has been delay on India’s request to appoint a neutral expert to resolve differences on Kishenganga and ...
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HC dismisses petition challenging collection of fee by private schools
JAMMU, Dec 7 (JNF): High Court (HC) today dismissed petition challenging collection of fee by private schools during curfew. Advocate SH Thakur, who is himself the petitioner, has prayed for quashing the “Announcement made by president Private Schools’ Association for the collection of the fee from July 2016 till date, terming such announcement as without authority, illegal, unfair and against the mandate of law. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey ...
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Madhav meets Vohra
JAMMU, Dec 7: BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav today met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Madhav discussed various important issues relating to security management, infrastructural development and speeding up the growth and development process....
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> Massive forest fire in Banihal
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PC workers vow to fulfill Lone’s vision
SRINAGAR, Dec 5: J&K Peoples Conference (PC) faction led by Bilal Gani Lone today held a crucial party meeting here at Sanat Nagar. The meeting took place under the chairmanship of Bilal Gani Lone, where threadbare discussion was held on the prevailing situation in Kashmir and sub-continent. The members during the meeting also discussed that the party needed to be strengthened at the grass root level. During the meeting, an organising committee...
> Cong rejects probe by Police deptt
> Tarigami asks Speaker to initiate proceedings against erring cops
> Soz welcomes Sinha led delegation’s next visit to Kashmir
> Srinagar-Leh highway reopens: Night temperatures plummet across J&K
> Hundreds of pellet victims still receiving treatment
No change in interest rates
No change in the interest rates by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been on expected line, second in less than six months of the current financial year may not be seen as a step in the right direction for the banking sector in India at this stage. The disappointments may be high on the quantum of cut in repo rate in the last one year, at which the RBI lends money to scheduled banks because of various factors that are affecting the economy in ...
> 'Heart of Asia' problem
> Dampened economic activity
> Politics of black money
> Controlling and policing a cash starved nation - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Appointment of judges
TN politics at crossroads after Jayalalithaa
By Amulya Ganguli
It is a paradox of the Indian social and political scene that in a country where female infanticide is not uncommon, there have been women leaders who have attained the status of goddesses. Indira Gandhi was one of them, who still comes out on top in popular polls on prime ministers. Now, Jayalalithaa will join the ranks of those who are revered for their achievements for decades. Although like Indira, the Puratchi Thalaivi or the revolutionary...
> Is Narendra Modi the new Indira Gandhi? Not really - By Sidharth Bhatia
> The National Anthem..! - By Robert Clements
> 'Temporary hardships in lieu of a better tomorrow' - By Rakesh S
> Today Dear I didn't..! - By Robert Clements
> It is only a song: Much ado about National Anthem - By Poonam I Kaushish
Kashmir: Heaven in a heartless world
By Gowhar Naz
Speak your lips are free Speak it is your tongue —[Faiz Ahmad Faiz] Kashmir, a beautiful landscape, which has got admirers from all over the world is today crying for help. But its cries go unheard. Funeral after funeral. Troubled days and nights. Wounds burned and throbbed. Meaning to say, the valley is bleeding all the way. Instead of healing the wounds, people who claim it as 'the integral part' gave nothing but severe physical injuries a...
> The Day of Judgement has arrived - By Humra Quraishi
> Indo-Pak conflict and Kashmir - By Mohammad Ashraf
> Armed Forces - By Ravi Nair
> Supreme Court verdict on National Anthem Mandates Hindutva Nationalism - By Jaspal Singh Sidhu
> Congress remains ahead in Punjab Poll - By Yashwardhan Joshi
Parsis should increase their population
Dear Editor, Articles 331 and 333 of Indian constitution provide two nominations in Lok Sabha for Anglo-Indian community which was about 8 lakh strong at time of independence of India. But now with majority of Anglo-Indian community having migrated to other commonwealth-nations, their number has gone down to just one lakh which is much-much less than normal population in each of the Lok Sabha constituency. Parsi community known to have world’s ...
> Legacy of wealth of former TN Chief Minister J Jaylaitha
> Logic of having size of 50-rupee note bigger than that of 500-rupees notes
> Simpler opening of savings-accounts be encouraged
> Playing of national anthem
> Hike in price of ration
PM ready to face consequences: FM
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Agencies): Economic changes don’t happen overnight, but the road map and agenda for them can always be laid, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. Speaking at Petrotech 2016, Jaitley said that Indian economy in long term is headed for a very major change. “Earlier mindset of policymakers was that just by dishing out a few favours to the affluent you can bring changes in the country’s economy. So called seven-decade...
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> Cho Ramaswamy no more; PM, dignitaries pay last respect
> Gali Janardhana Reddy converted Rs 100 crore black money by paying 20% commission, claims driver's suicide note
> Don't allow Islamic banking, says Shiv Sena MP
> 4.2 magnitude quake hits Kutch
PIA plane with 47 aboard crashes near Abbottabad
ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (Agencies): A Pakistan International Airlines plane with 47 people on board has crashed near a hilly area near the garrison town of Abbottabad while it was on its way to the capital, media reports said. The ATR plane PK-661 with 47 people crashed near Havelian while en route to Islamabad from Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Shocked & saddened by the tragic PIA plane crash near HavelIan. May Allah give the families of t...
> Pak reaches United Nation to de-escalate tensions with India
> At least 25 dead, dozens feared trapped in rubble
> Violence erupts in Myanmar, 21,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh
> Sharif signs financial plan for Pak's big dam project in PoK
> UK Hindu temples ban new five-pound 'animal fat' notes
Chhattisgarh struggle despite Amandeep ’s ton against J&K
JAMMU, Dec 7: Chhattisgarh reached a total of 217 for the loss of 6 wickets against Jammu and Kashmir in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 9 game which is being played at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior. Amandeep Khare (106 from 144) stood tall as he scored a scintillating ton to rescue his side after the Jammu and Kashmir pacers dominated the first hour of play. Chhattisgarh had Ashutosh Singh (41 of 88) and Ajay Mandal (0 of 5)...
> BJP coalition continue discrimination with Jammu
> Farooq Shah meets JK Golf association members
> Olympian Gurbaj, Rajpal, Sandeep among top ranked players participating : ADGP Hqrs
> Martand, Chandra, Gansham help Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh outplay rivals
> Distt Reasi TT competition from Dec 10
Urjit Patel brings no respite to borrowers; keeps interest rates unchanged
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (Agencies): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday kept the interest rates unchanged which will bring no respite to home, auto and corporate borrowers. The 6-member Monetary Policy Committee, headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, kept the repo rate or the short term rate at which central bank lends to banks unchanged at 6.25 percent and reverse repo rate at 5.75 percent. This is RBI's first monetary policy review after demonet...
> Russia to lodge diplomatic protest against India's note ban
> IDS gets Rs 67,382-cr; over Rs 2000-cr higher than estimated
> RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender
> Depositing black money in banks will not make it white: Jaitley
> Some disruption is bound to be created but long term advantages are huge: Jaitley
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