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Centre decides not to extend ceasefire in Kashmir
Security forces to resume operations against terrorists: MHA
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jun 17: Government of India has decided not to extend suspension of the operations in J&K against terrorists announced in the beginning of Ramzan and the security forces will resume offensive operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Ministry announced today. The announcement comes days after senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead in Srinagar. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the governme...
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Centre decides not to extend suspension of anti-militancy operations
Mainstream parties in Kashmir appeal to reconsider decision
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: Soon after Government of India (GoI) today decided not to extend the suspension of anti militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir and directed security forces to resume such operations, mainstream political leaders urged upon the Centre to reconsider its decision. After hectic deliberations here and in New Delhi by union home minister Rajnath Singh, the centre finally announced today not to extend the suspension of operation....
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Youth killed in Kulgam
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: Unidentified gunmen this evening killed a youth at Kelam village in Kulgam district. Police has blamed the militants for the killing. SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh told media that militants fired upon Mohammad Iqbal Kawa. He was shifted to Jaglat Mandi hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Soon after the incident whole area was cordoned off to nab the attackers, he said....
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Seeks all-party meet
Cong slams PM over “pathetic UN report”
‘BJP turning Kashmir into abhorrent lab of communal politics’
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jun 17: The Congress today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kashmir issue, calling it one of his government's biggest "failures", and wondered what India gained out of his foreign trips when he failed to stall the "pathetic" UN report on the alleged human rights violation there. Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera underlined his party's concern over the situation in the Valley, and asked the government to make public the ...
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Military send off accorded to Rifleman Gurung
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jun 17: The army Sunday bid farewell to rifleman Bikash Gurung, who was killed in precision fire during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district. A military send off was organised in honour of Gurung, who laid down his life guarding the nation’s frontiers while serving at the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector, a defence spokesman said. Military dignitaries laid wreaths on behalf of Lt Gen Ranbir Sing...
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4 injured in mysterious blast
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: Four persons were injured in a mysterious blast in a park at Manasbal in North Kashmir today. Reports said that the blast occurred inside a dust bin. A large number of people were inside the park at that time. The blast caused panic with people running helter-skelter. The injured were removed to the hospital and are said to be stable. Giving details, police said, "A low intensity blast occurred at Manasbal Park. The materia...
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CM’s residence thronged by visitors on Eid
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: On the second Eid today, large number of people from different walks of life and from across the State continued to visit chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s residence here to personally convey Eid greetings to her, an official spokesman said. Among the prominent visitors included public representatives, legislators, social activists, media persons, political leaders and people from different walks of life. The chief minister re...
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J&K’s Industrial scenario bleak
J&K ranks 20th in manufacturing, 18th in infrastructure
Pallavi Sareen
JAMMU, Jun 17: Jammu and Kashmir state has neither seen improvement in the industrial infrastructure nor has the Manufacturing Development Index improved in the last nine years. J&K was ranked 18th in the year 2008-09 on the basis of its Infrastructure Development index which stood at 0.24002. Similarly, with Manufacturing Development Index of 0.008202, J&K stood at the bottom of the table, ranked 20th in the year 2008-09. In the last nine yea...
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OTHER STORIES
Omar, too, pleads Kejriwal’s cause
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jun 17: A day after four non-BJP Chief Ministers came in support of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his ongoing stand-off with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, National Conference vice president and the former Chief Minister J&K Omar Abdullah also pleaded his (Kejriwal’s) cause. Omar said, “Forget the arguments & counterarguments, a CM elected by the people of Delhi with an overwhelming majority is protesting in the Lt. Governor’s ...
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Shujaat’s killing
Group of Concerned Citizens seeks independent probe
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: J&K Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC), while condemning the gruesome murder of veteran scribe and editor “Rising Kashmir” Shujaat Bukhari, has sought a “free, fair and transparent investigation by an independent agency.” The Group, comprising jurists, journalists, advocates, retired bureaucrats, academicians and other prominent citizens of J&K, also demanded that the assassination should not be used as an excuse to delay the t...
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75 million estimated diabetics
Diabetes has become epidemic in India: Docs
Sudhir Kumar
JAMMU, Jun 17: Diabetes has become an epidemic in the country which requires urgent attention, but good news is that the Centre as well as state governments are committed to address the situation, a public health expert has said. "In India, (there are) 75 million estimated diabetics. Another 70 million are called pre-diabetics. They would go into diabetes very soon. So, you are looking at 150 million people in our country who are at risk of di...
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Save Devak at Jandrah: Rana
KT NEWS SERVICE
JANDRAH , Jun 17: National Conference Provincial President and MLA Nagrota Devender Singh Rana on Sunday made a passionate appeal for saving Devak river in Jandrah, saying this holy water body is as sacrosanct as the holy Ganges. “The Devak, most revered Dogra heritage, is in a very pathetic state and needs immediate cleansing and maintenance”, Rana said during his visit to Devak Devasthan at Jandrah today . Rana said that mere cleanliness dr...
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Anjuman condemns Shujjat Bukhari’s killing
Balwant Singh remembered
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jun 17: Anjuman Farogh-e- Urdu J&K Jammu in its weekly literary meeting chaired by its president Amin Banihlai expressed its anguish over the killing of another journalist of standing Syed Shujjat Bukhari, editor of English daily “ Rising Kashmir” by the gunmen in the evening of June 14, 2018 outside his office when he was going to home for Iftar. Members of the Anjuman were rather shocked to learn that the interested elements are tar...
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Kathua police foils bovine smuggling bid
14 animals rescued
KT NEWS SERVICE
KATHUA, Jun 17: Continuing its endeavor to thwart the evil designs of the bovine smugglers, Police Post Nagri on the directions of SSP Kathua succeeded in foiling bovine smuggling bid and rescued 14 bovine animals. Acting swiftly on a specific information, a team of Police Post Nagri today in the wee hours established checkpoints in Nakkian area. During checking police seized truck bearing registration number PB06V-6434 illegally carrying bovi...
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Shaheedi Divas of Guru Arjan Dev Ji celebrated with fervour, gaiety
JAMMU, Jun 17: Shaheedi Divas of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji was celebrated across Jammu region today. The main function was organized by the management committee of Gurudwara Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Akhnoor Road, Domana, under the patronage of Sant Tejwant Singh, chairman Sant Pura Dana Charitable Trust. Large number of devotees from all over Jammu attended the function. Besides various local Ragis Bhai Davinder Singh ji, Bhai Kulvinder Singh ji,...
> Farewell accorded to brave heart Rifleman Bikash Gurung
> Poonch residents pay homage to Maj Rohit
> O P Sharma to attend ' Kashmir World Film Festival’
> Samooh Theatre stages play ‘Final Solutions’
> Man found dead in Rajouri
 
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Altaf Bukhari pays homage to Guru Arjan Dev Ji on martyrdom anniversary
SRINAGAR, Jun 17: Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment has lauded the role played by the Sikh community in maintaining the communal harmony, brotherhood in the state. The Minister was addressing the Sikh devotees at Gurdwara Shaheed Bunga Baghat, Barzulla Srinagar during the martyrdom anniversary of 5th Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji. The Minister appreciated the role of Sikh Community in the development and progress of the state and said...
> Javaid Mustafa sanctions ex-gratia relief for landslide victims of Kishtwar
> Shujaat Bukhari’s killing: JK Police under scanner
> Geelani disallowed to offer Eid prayers: Spokesman
> Thousands attend Shujaat’s funeral
> Eid-ul-Fitr today
 
 
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Bailout for sugarcane farmers
The special package announced by the central government last week to the extent of Rs 7000 crore for alleviation of the sugarcane farmers is too little to bring them out of the distress. This has been fixed after the centre proposed special cess under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to provide some succour to the distressed farmers across the country. This has also come with an assurance from the centre with minimum pricing and special incentiv...
> When people are not counted but weighed in a democracy - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> RBI's repo rate hike
> BJP's coalition politics
> Increasing NPAs in India
> Persecution of activists
 
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Why do soldiers still keep dying at India-Pakistan border?
By Sandeep Pandey
In 1947 India was divided by the foreign rulers by playing a game of divide and rule to which the religious fundamentalists fell prey. India and Pakistan since then have a checkered history and uneasy relationship sometimes climaxing in wars and violent conflagrations. While the governments prefer to maintain adversarial relationship, which now sustains certain vested interests on both sides, the common people and business interests on two side...
> No grins, no smiles, no laughter..! - By Robert Clements
> Writing and rewriting partition's afterlife - By Tarun K Saint
> Culture of Protest - By Sandeep Pandey
> Sweaty fitting rooms..! - By Robert Clements
> The future Beckons - By Badri Raina
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
SCO entry to help boost India-China trade ties
By Subrata Majumder
Chinese media were euphoric that the 18th Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Qingdao, China, where India and Pakistan were admitted as new members of the organization, will open a new page for better relations between the two countries. Chinese newspaper Global Times headlined the event "China, India ready to deepen their economic ties." The Chinese media noted that despite Modi's refusal to be party to China's Belt and Ro...
> A journalist in the Valley - By Nirupama Subramanian
> People's spaces - By A.G. Noorani
> Crumbling Gurudwaras Blur The Lines On The India-Pakistan Border - By Haroon Khalid
> Ala Bhatt's sister Shaheen battled depression, had been suicidal
> Race 3: Film Review
 
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MRP include packing material n Carry bags
Dear Editor, The use of plastic material especially one-time use is playing havoc with nature and human beings. It is fatal now. As per reports many birds and animals eat plastic waste and die. The same meat is consumed by human beings which goes into human blood -which results in various diseases even like cancer etc. and even to newly born through mothers. Then why a blanket ban on such plastic manufacture and use is not implemented in the hu...
> Introduce sponsored postal-stamps on lines of sponsored postal-stationery to increase revenue-earning for postal-department
> Safeguards necessary for senior citizens
> Initiate proceedings for appointment of new CIC
> Ministers should have talent & experience
> Pranab Da is non political person now
 
 
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Once again, Pranab proved he's an awful politician
NEW DELHI, Jun 16 (Agencies): I remember once sitting in a room as Pranab Mukherjee, then a Cabinet minister in the United Progressive Alliance, explained his government's plan to conduct a socio-economic caste census. Many in that room were concerned about the SECC; they variously thought it would solidify caste barriers, or under-count the underprivileged, and so on. I expected Mukherjee to take on these objections and explain why they were ...
> Rape-accused father kills wife in court in Assam
> Kejriwal alleges de facto President's Rule in Delhi through IAS officers
> India celebrates Eid; President, PM extend greetings
> 12 dead in NE floods; situation worsens in Assam, Manipur
> Centre to take final call on ceasefire extension: Ahir
 
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Indians with advanced degree may have to wait 150 years for green card in US: Report
Washington, Jun 16 (Agencies): Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait for over 150 years for a green card which authorises them to live and work in the US permanently, according to projections by a think-tank. The new calculation on the Green card wait period by Cato Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, comes after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released number of applicants for such cards. The calcu...
> UNHRC to decide action on rights chief's call on Kashmir violations
> US hopes for 'major' N. Korea disarmament by 2020: Mike Pompeo
> Pak summons Indian diplomat over 'ceasefire violations'
> Priyanka apologises for 'Quantico' showing Hindu terror
> Modi to attend SCO Summit in China today, no formal meet with Pak PM
 
 
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Blood stained syringes; empty vials inside MA Stadium’s washroom raise eyebrows
JAMMU, Jun 17: Although the State Sports Council is making all out efforts to give wings to the sports culture and the Ministry of Home Affairs has also sanctioned Rs 14.30 crore for giving push to the sports in the state, unfortunately, many eyebrows have been raised after a heap of blood stained syringes and empty vials were found lying abandoned near the washroom of the Indoor Complex of M A Stadium here. The recovery of empty vials and syr...
> Protocol not followed: Sri Lankan team manager shoots letter to the ICC
> Ishaq Ahmed lifts Panj Grain dangal Title-2018
> K C Cricket Club defeats Laxmi Club by 8 wkts
> Taekwondo most liked game in Kargil: Haji Anayat Ali
> Vasudevan heads Volleyball Federation of India
 
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To stop 'Modi juggernaut', Cong may contest on 250 seats in 2019 elections: Sources
NEW DELHI, June 16 (Agencies): In order to stop the Narendra Modi-led BJP from winning the second consecutive term at the Centre, the Congress party under Rahul Gandhi might contest the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a lesser number of seats. According to sources, the Congress party is expected to contest the crucial general elections on 250 seats – the lowest since Independence. If the sources are to be believed, this is being done to a...
> Air India plane gets stranded in Delhi due to sandstorm in Chandigarh
> Nirav in UK seeking political asylum: Report
> Cheque presented by Yogi to UP board topper bounces
> India refuses to endorse China's Belt and Road initiative
> Morphed photo of Pranab in RSS-style salute goes viral, daughter says told you so
 
 
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