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Curfew reimposed in old city after yesterday’s clashes
Separatist march to Kulgam foiled, Geelani, Mirwaiz detained
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Following yesterday’s clashes, curfew was re-imposed this morning in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of five police stations in old city of Srinagar. The authorities also foiled the protest march to Kulgam called by separatist, by imposing strict curfew there and Anantnag and by detained Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Normal life continued to remain paralysed for the 19th consecutive day today in view ...
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2 girls among 3 killed as heavy rains lash Jammu
Flood waters wreck havoc in several city localities
JAMMU, July 27: Two minor school going girls among three persons were killed as Jammu region witnessed the season’s heaviest rainfall since previous night in Jammu region. The rains also created havoc in Kashmir valley. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh expressed their deep grief over the demise of two children who were washed away in flashfloods near Janipur, Jammu today. It was the season’s heaviest r...
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Protest calendar, stone pelting necessitate curfew: Naeem
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Education minister Naeem Akhtar today said that the protest calendar by separatists and subsequent stone pelting forces the state government to impose curfew. He was talking to media persons at Ganderbal. “Yesterday the curfew was lifted from old city of Srinagar. But then protestors resorted to intense stone pelting at several places. Because of the violence, the authorities were forced to reimpose the curfew today,” Akhtar ...
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Separatists call for politicians’ boycott
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Separatists today called for a social boycott and ostracising of mainstream politicians of the state, saying they were "collaborators and loyalist abettors" of the Centre and equal partners in the "crime" against people of the Valley. A statement issued by Hurriyat Conference factions led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani and JKLF chief Yasin Malik said that since the mainstream politicians claim to represent pe...
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Govt will redouble efforts to make up for development related losses: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today visited Budgam to take stock of the situation and reach out to the people amid prevailing law and order scenario. Speaking at an officers meeting at Town Hall Budgam, the chief minister asked the administration to expedite implementation of the developmental and welfare programmes so that people feel the much-needed reprieve. She also asked the district officers to work with the local civil ...
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Facebook ‘censoring’ some posts on Kashmir
NEW DELHI, July 27 (Agencies): Film makers, activists and journalists accused Facebook of blocking their accounts this week after they posted messages and images related to the violence in the trouble-torn province of Kashmir. In recent weeks, Kashmir has been facing violence and curfews after protests erupted against the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani. As people posted images, videos and stories about police violence and people injured...
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CM bats for political, economic initiatives to put J&K back on track
‘Reconciliation, confidence building process has to be revived with fresh resolve’
SRINAGAR, Jul 27: Seeking people’s cooperation in shaping up a politically stable and economically emancipated Jammu and Kashmir, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the political and developmental process and good governance have to go hand in hand to put the State back on track. “Perhaps more than ever before, people of J&K today want the politicians to stand up and address the political and economic issues that matter to them and I urg...
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Pellet-guns: Blinding the world of hundreds in valley
SRINAGAR, July 27: Hit by pellets several hundred persons, which include mostly youth and scores of minors are currently battling grievous injuries at casualty section of SMHS hospital here in Srinagar. According to doctors, the hospital has received around 600 patients injured by pellets during all these days of widespread protests across the valley in the aftermath of killing of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani in South Kashmir on July 8. The doc...
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`3,550 policemen, 2,309 civilians injured in stone pelting in J&K’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jul 27: As many as 3,550 security force personnel and 2,309 civilians were injured following severe protests and stone pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir till July 25 this year, Rajya Sabha was told today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said there were 1,029 incidents of severe protests and stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year in which 48 civilians and two security personnel were killed. There were 730 in...
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Kashmiris migrants’ rehabilitation
`J&K govt requested to identify land in Kashmir’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jul 27: The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has been requested to identify suitable land in the Kashmir valley, where the Kashmir migrants can be rehabilitated. This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question by Sanjay Raut in the Rajya Sabha today. A variety of measures have been taken over the years by the government for rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants. Und...
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Illegal constructions on Evacuee Property
SVC seeks ATR from Custodian General
JAMMU, July 27: State Vigilance Commission (SVC) today directed the Custodian General to take immediate action and submit an action taken report (ATR) before it on illegal constructions in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Official reports said a complaint was lodged by Abdul Rehman Pathani against revenue officials alleging their involvement in large scale irregularities and corrupt practices besides misusing their official position and is...
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Atrocities on Dalits, Muslims condemnable: Azad
JAMMU, July 27: "We are not against cow protection rather we are all in favour of cow protection but at the same time we strongly condemn the organisations which use cow protection as an excuse to target Muslims and Dalits" said Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in Rajya. Azad put the discussion to rest and advised the ruling party to tell their cadres of RSS to desist from targeting innocent Muslims and Dalits across the country. Of late ...
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Batch of 470 Amarnath pilgrims leave from Jammu
JAMMU, July 27: A small batch consisting of a mere 470 pilgrims today left for the twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security. A total of 470 pilgrims including 395 men and 75 women left in a cavalcade of 14 vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for the two base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal in Kashmir at 12.30 PM today, a police official said. As many as 2,512 devotees paid obeisance ...
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BSF on high alert to prevent infiltration
JAMMU, July 27: Border Security Force (BSF) has alerted its forward locations falling closer to water bodies to maintain high vigil along the International border to prevent fresh infiltration bids from across the border. Flash floods in Basantar and Ujh river often leave several low lying BoPs in pool of water and some time affect border fencing. Though no damage was cost to the border fence in the Jammu frontier during the day long spell of...
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Cartoon Corner
NPP urges HM to impose Governor rule in J&K
JAMMU, Jul 27: National Panthers Party (NPP), today urged the Home minister Rajnath Singh to advice Governor NN Vohra to invoke Section 92 of J&K Constitution to impose Governor Rule in the state without any delay. The Panthers Party has been holding peaceful protests in J&K seeking intervention of the Union Government to impose Governor Rule in the national interest and the security of the state. Prof. Bhim Singh while addressing the media s...
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Dy CM directs to prepare damage assessment report
SRINAGAR, July 27: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today expressed grief over the death of two children who were washed away in the flash floods at Janipura which lashed the Jammu district today. The Deputy Chief Minister while sympathizing with the families of the children said that the Govt. would explore the ways and means of providing necessary assistance and help to them. He also directed the officers to prepare a detailed report ab...
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> Army backs CRPF pellet guns, says it’s 'least lethal' option
Military wisdom can't dictate
The casual and non-serious manner in which the vital issue of use of pellet guns for crowd control in Kashmir has been taken up by the central government is shocking and reveals scant regard for human lives. A day after union home minister Rajnath Singh announced to form a panel to look into the possibility of substitutes for pellet guns with calling for at least a temporary end to pellet guns till the findings of the report, the CRPF Director ...
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Bijbehara: A challenge to nation's conscience
By Nikhil Chakravartty
One of India's finest journalist and an intellectual Nikhil Chakravarty wrote on the barbarity of the 1993 Bijbehara massacre: "This way, mourning turns into anger and unwillingly, the security forces instead of quelling the secessionists seem to unwittingly help to swell the ranks of the adherents, supporters and fellow-travellers of the secessionists in the Kashmir Valley. A thousand cordons along the border shall not help to avert the cata...
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Cow vigilantism as terror
Cow vigilantism which has received tremendous boost since the ascendance of BJP at the centre got its first fitting reply in Gujarat recently. The way in which a self-proclaimed Gau Rakshak Dal - owing allegiance to Shiv Sena - attacked a group of Dalits in Una (11 th July 2016) who were skinning a dead cow, publicly flogged them, led them to the police station charging them with cow slaughter and even circulated a video of the whole incident on...
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MEA for user-friendly experience
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‘79 militants killed in J&K till Jun 30’
NEW DELHI, Jul 27(Agencies): “With 79 militants being killed in Jammu and Kashmir till June 30, militant groups based in Pakistan have intensified their efforts to radicalise youths, who are targeting security forces and giving it a shape of civil resistance,” Rajya Sabha was told today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from Pakistan and the security forces have responded to it, result...
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Pak demands independent probe in Burhan’s ‘extra-judicial’ killing at UN
NEW YORK, JULY 26 (Agencies): Further needling India, Pakistan has demanded an independent inquiry into the “extrajudicial” killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and claimed that the denial of “plebiscite” to Kashmiri people was behind the flare-up in the valley. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi met a Kashmiri delegation last week and said the country stands firm “in its principled policy of p...
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Amid unrest in Kashmir Sports Council calls Associations’ meet on Aug 2
JAMMU, July 27: At a time when 52 persons have been killed and hundreds of other wounded youth lie different Kashmir hospitalized, the Peoples Democratic Party yout wing president who is temporarily holding charge of Secretary, Sports Council Waheed-Ur-Rehman Parra has called a meeting of selected affiliated sports bodies at Srinagar on August 2. As per the invitation, the meeting shall be chaired by the newly appointed Incharge Secretary of...
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NEW DELHI, July 26 (Agencies): Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) today said it has won a Rs 1,749.59 crore contract from IRCON International to construct two tunnels and a bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. The contract for the tunnels and bridge on Katra-Banihal Section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New BG Railway Line Project will be completed within 30 months, it added. "The contract involves construction of two main tunn...
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