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Rohingyas illegal immigrants, a threat to India: Centre to SC
NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (Agencies): Terming the Rohingya refugees as "illegal" immigrants, the government today told the Supreme Court that some of them were part of a "sinister" design of Pakistans ISI and terror groups such as the ISIS, whose presence in the country will pose a "serious" national security threat. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made its stand clear in a much-awaited affidavit in the apex court, in which it also said the fundamen...
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Big wall created among J&K regions: Civil Society Group
‘Will unite people of all three regions to defend Art 35A in SC’
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: The Civil Society Coordination Committee, ‘We The People’, today said their job is to bridge the gap socially, politically, and geographically between Kashmir and Jammu as there is a lot of disparity that has been created between the two regions. The group comprises five members Awami National Conference chief Muzzafar Shah, Advocate G N Shaheen, Advocate Mir Javed, Sikh leader Jagmohan Raina and Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam. Address...
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Discussion on different facets of J&K’s special status
‘Tinkering with Art 35-A will adversely impact Art 370’
JAMMU, Sep 18: Tinkering with Article 35-A will have an adverse effect on Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and with the repeal of Article 35-A, there will be disintegration of the state of J&K resulting in chaos and disturbance of law and order. These were the view point of majority of veteran lawyers during an interactive session on the topic, ‘Different Facets of Article 35-A’, in the High Court Bar Room, Jammu. Advocate Sheikh Shakee...
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CM reviews Muharram arrangements
Mehbooba directs regulated supply of power, drinking water, food grains during Muharram
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today reviewed the arrangements for the coming days of Muharram put in place by the state administration. The chief minister directed availability of regulated power and drinking water supply besides availability of adequate quantity of foodgrains and fuel during Muharram days. Muharram, which also marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar, would be commencing by the end of this week. The c...
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Akhtar urges business Inc to facilitate conditions for trade
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Amid a shutdown in Jammu called by Jammu Chamber of commerce and industry (JCCI), works minister and coalition government spokesman Naem Akhtar today urged the JK business Inc to facilitate creation of a conducive and enabling environment to promote trade, commerce, entrepreneurship and investment in the state. Akhtar made the plea during an interaction with a delegation of the newly elected office-bearers of the Kashmir Cham...
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Police foils anganwadi workers' protest
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Police on Monday scuttled Aanganwadi workers and helpers protest and detained scores amongst them after they tried to lead a protest rally to Civil Secretariat here in favor of their demands. Shouting anti government slogans dozens of Aanganwadi helpers and workers this afternoon assembled at Pratap Park here and staged demonstrations to protest the government’s alleged step motherly treatment being meted out to them. Prote...
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Prior to 2014, there was no threat from Rohingyas: Omar
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Shortly after the government of India in its affidavit to Supreme Court claiming that the Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and their continuous stay poses "serious national security ramifications", former chief minister Omar Abdullah took to twitter and said that there was no such threat prior to 2014. “This threat, at least in J&K, is a post 2014 development. No such intelligence reports ever came up f...
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Rahul is non-serious person: Nirmal
‘Congress playing politics, don’t want BJP to complete tenure’
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Calling All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice president, Rahul Gandhi a non-serious person, deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said Congress party is playing politics to hoodwink the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The senior BJP leader also said the BJP has not destroyed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. He was reacting to the statement made by AICC vice president; Rahul Gandhi wherein he had accused Modi...
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Malik meets SHRC chairman
Urges him to take note of gross HR violations
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today visited the office of state human rights commission (SHRC) here and met the chairman justice (R) Bilal Nazki. JKLF chairman as per the statement presented two petitions before chairman SHRC and urged him to take a serious cognizance of these. “In one of the petitions, Malik has raised the issue of dozens of young boys who according to them have been falsely implicated by police in the ...
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Despite tension on border, peace bus operates
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Despite tense situation on the border due to shelling by Pakistani troops in Jammu region and infiltration attempts in Kashmir, the weekly-peace bus ‘Karvan-e-Aman’, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Administered Kashmir operated today. Pak troops have been violating ceasefire almost daily on the LoC and International Border (IB), particularly in Jammu region, that left a woman and a soldier dead...
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Nobody ready to take over as LeT chief: DGP
Appeals militants to surrender
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Director General of police (DGP) Dr SP Vaid today asked the local militants to surrender and assured them full support for their safety and rehabilitation. He was talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function here. Dr Vaid also claimed that after the killing of LeT’s chief Abu Ismail recently nobody is ready to take his position and so the post is lying vacant. Prior to DGP’s plea for surrender to militants, a simil...
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Jammu bandh evokes mixed response
JAMMU, Sep 18: The bandh called by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a main body of traders and industrialists, in Jammu evoked mixed response on Monday, except for most parts of old Jammu city. Though, most of the traders kept their shutters down in the old city, the call evoked little response elsewhere with commuter services, including matadors and three-wheelers, plying as usual. Normal life was, though paralysed in Jammu as business es...
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Pak troops shell Arnia border villages for 6th day
JAMMU, Sep 18: Pakistani troops fired at and shelled Arnia sector for the sixth successive day, prompting the Border Security Force (BSF) to fire back. A senior BSF officer said, “The officer said the firing by Pak Rangers started at around 2100 hours yesterday and intermittent firing continued till 0530 hours today.” "At about 2100 hours Pak Rangers started unprovoked firing in the Arnia Sector and later also fired mortar shells. BSF effectiv...
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2 DySPs transferred
JAMMU, Sep 18: Director General of Police (DGP) today ordered transfers and posting of two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DySPs). As per PHQ order number 3003 of 2017 dated September 18, 2017, Ashiq Hussain Tak, DySP Headquarters Shopian has been transferred and posted as SDPO Sumbal vice Rashad Akbar who swapped his post with Ashiq Hussain Tak. They were directed to relieve immediately with directions to report to the new places of posting....
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4,499 policemen protect 2,075 VIPs in J&K
JAMMU, Sep 18: Jammu and Kashmir has a total of 2,075 VIPs who are protected by 4,499 policemen, reports quoting Bureau of Police Research and Development said on Monday. Out of the 19.26 lakh police officers in India, 56,944 are deployed for the security of 20,828 VIPs, media reports quoting the data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research and Development said on Monday. As per the data Bihar has the highest number of VIPs being accorded pr...
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BJP promoted militancy in Valley: Azad
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP came to power by pitching militancy in the state against the rest of the country. Azad, who is a member of the Congress’ policy planning group on Jammu and Kashmir led by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for growing incidents of violence in the state. “One soldier was behe...
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Cong visit a non-event
The Congress is only partially right in criticizing the government for absence of any meaningful dialogue process in Kashmir. Manmohan Singh led delegation of the party that concluded its tour to the state for assessing the Kashmir situation yesterday has very rightly asked the Centre not to shut all door of talks on Kashmir, emphasizing the need to reach out to the people to minimize the extent of frustration and deepening anger in the Valley. ...
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Killing messengers
By A.G. Noorani
ON July 18, 1948, home minister Vallabhbhai Patel wrote to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the Hindu Mahasabha leader who set up the BJP's ancestor Jan Sangh, on the RSS and the Mahasabha's role in Gandhi's murder. He made no charge but said: "Our reports do confirm that, as a result of the activities of those two bodies, particularly the [RSS], an atmosphere was created in the country in which such a ghastly tragedy became possible." It was precisel...
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RSS signals path to Hindu rashtra
By S. Sethuraman
It is now official - the call given by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat for amending the Indian Constitution to make it reflect "Indian" values. But Mr Bhagwat leaves no one in doubt that Hinduism being "the only true religion" in the world, our constitution and legal system should be aligned to its (Hindu) ethos, whatever it could mean for secularism or inclusiveness. In short, a "Hindu Rashtra", which RSS gloated to be within reach when BJP swept the ...
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Streamline the traffic signals in Jammu
Dear sir, The installation of traffic signal lights in the City of Jammu could not become result oriented due to absurd planning and execution of the project. A total number of more than 35 traffic signal lights are installed at different crossings across Jammu region including Jewel Chowk, Canal road, Bikram Chowk, University's main gate, Panama Chowk, Railway Crossing, Narwal, Bathindi Morh, Green Belt Park Gandhi Nagar, Ambphalla, Kachi Chaw...
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6-member NASA crew to exit qurantined Mars-like habitat on Sunday
NEW DEHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): In January this year, a NASA crew comprising four men and two women were sent into quarantine on a Mars-like habitat on a vast plain below the summit of the giant volcano Mauna Loa – one of Hawaii's five volcanoes and the world's largest. This was an 8-month-long simulation activity, which was done to gain a better understanding and to get a bit of a feel for how astronauts would respond mentally, physically, and mo...
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Will not sit idle till Masood Azhar is brought to justice: India at UN
NEW YORK, Sep 17 (Agencies): Hoping that the UN would soon designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist, India has said that New Delhi will not sit idle till the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader is brought to justice. "If I were to use a term, the matter is what we would call in judicial terms sub-judice. Currently the matter is with a UN committee. We hope that the committee will be able to fulfill its role in designating Masood Azhar who we ha...
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JKP to organise state Jashn-e-Dal and Shikara Race-2017
JAMMU, Sep 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme (CAP) is organizing a state Jashn-e-Dal and Shikara Race-2017 at Nehru ark Dal Lake Srinagar.The event, which will start Sep 18 will continue for two days. While announcing the event, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Armed Police, L. Mohanti said that the event has been endeavour of the Jammu and Kashmir Police to maintain good relations with the public and...
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Modi inaugurates world's second-biggest dam 'Sardar Sarovar', dedicates it to nation
NEW DELHI, Sep 17 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia, Gujarat on the occasion of his 67th birthday on Sunday. The inauguration was attended by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and several other religious and spiritual heads of the state. The foundation stone of the dam was laid on April 5, 1961, by the country's first prime...
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