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Durbar move offices to reopen today
Time for PDP-BJP coalition to do more serious business
ZAHOOR MALIK
SRINAGAR, May 4: With the reopening of the durbar move offices here tomorrow, it is time now for the two month old state government of PDP and BJP to do more serious business at the ground level. To carry on and provide a stable government is a big challenge for the two coalition partners amid their ideological differences. After the initial “teething problems”, which generated a number of controversies at national level, the things have start...
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Mufti asks BRO to prioritise maintenance of Highway
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, May 4: Lt Gen R M Mittal, Director General, Border Roads Organization (BRO), called on chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, here this morning and discussed various issues pertaining to the maintenance of National Highways (NHWs) and other important roads looked after by BRO. Last week, Mufti Sayeed had met the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, in which, among other things, he had highlighted the need for u...
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Justice for Romana: Family wants speedy trial
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, May 4: May 3 marked the sixth death anniversary of Romana Javed, a teenager who was crushed to death by car borne eve teasers on her way to tuitions. Six years have passed; however the trial has yet not yielded any verdict. Romana’s family members still hope that justice will be delivered to them and their slain daughter though the delay in the process has pushed them to immense agony all these years. “It has been six long years sinc...
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Constructions in Green Belt
Police arrest 6 persons, seize 6 sand tippers
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: Police has arrested six drivers and seized six tippers carrying construction material to the green belt in Brein Nishat at Nehru Park junction. The action has been taken after the enforcement division of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (AWDA) filed a formal complaint before the police. The trucks have been seized in compliance to the High Court orders that has banned construction in the green belt area. These six tru...
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Security beefed up for durbar move
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, May 4: Security has been beefed up for the durbar move here tomorrow. The frisking of pedestrians occurred at some place today. Additional police and paramilitary forces personnel have been deployed. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad will be given guard of honour at civil secretariat at 10.00 AM. He would be accompanied by his cabinet colleague and senior officials of civil and police administration. The authorities directed the traff...
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Mufti instrumental behind militancy, KPs’ exodus: NC
KT NEWS SERVICE
RAJOURI, May 4: The present Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed was instrumental behind the beginning of militancy as Union Home Minister through his handpicked Governor Jagmohan in 1990 and the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was the brain child of Mufti Sayeed as endorsed by the veteran Congress leader Mani Shankar Ayer. This was stated by National Conference additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal. While addressing a meeting of th...
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Man shot dead at Hazratbal area
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: Some unidentified gunmen today shot dead a man at Asthan Mohalla in Hazratbal area here. The deceased was identified as Abdul Ahad Dar. He was killed inside his house, police said. He was working in the mechanical wing of Rainawari hospital. After the shoot out, Ahad was removed to SKIMS Soura, where he was declared dead. The gunmen fled the scene after shooting Dar. Police and paramilitary forces rushed to the spot. They cord...
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Saha calls on Vohra
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC, 15 Corps, called on N N Vohra, governor, here at the Raj Bhawan today. In an hour long meeting Lt Gen Saha briefed the Governor about the emerging internal and external security situation and the steps being taken for the smooth conduct of the ensuing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, an official spokesman said....
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Gruesome murder of college girl solved, couple arrested
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 4: With the arrest of a couple, police today claimed to have solved a case of kidnapping and gruesome murder of a 23-year-old College girl in Jammu. The accused chopped the body parts of the girl and dumped them in an underground septic tank in Chandan Vihar area of Muthi. Police today seized female body parts and in the presence of a team from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and a Magistrate. Police said that on March 18, a woman...
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CM meets Guv
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, called on governor N N Vohra. In the course of their extended interaction, the governor and the chief minister discussed various important issues, including matters relating to the forthcoming Amarnathji Yatra, an official spokesman said....
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Mughal Road closed again by landslides
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 4: The Mughal Road which connects Jammu region with the Kashmir valley was closed on Monday hours after it was opened for traffic on Sunday. The road which was opened after five months was closed again after landslides hit the Pir Ki Gali area. "We are opening the roads hit by the landslide to re-open the highway as soon as possible", said an official of the state roads and buildings department. Connecting the Jammu region with the...
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Mufti paved entry of radical elements in Kashmir: PCC president
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: State Congress while extending its support to the strike call of traders for Tuesday, said Mufti sought votes from people to stop BJP’s ‘mission 44’ but now was coming with mission 59 to Kashmir valley. “This is perhaps the first day in the history of Kashmir that the day will be recorded in historical texts with the dark ink. It is a black day for the people of Kashmir and we appeal them to register their protests against the ...
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Farooq chairs NC core group meet
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah chaired the party Core Group meeting at Srinagar on Monday. The meeting was also attended by NC Working President Omar Abdullah besides senior Party leaders who constitute the party’s Core Group. This was the first Core Group Meeting chaired by Dr. Farooq following his return to the State after recuperating from a surgery he underwent recently. In a statement, spokesman of the...
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Ward No: 3 Peermitha road, in shambles; courtesy JMC
TILAK MEHRA
JAMMU, May 2: Notwithstanding the tall claims of the state government and Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to provide better services to the people, inhabitants of Ward number 3, Peerkho foot bridge which connects Peermitha lane with Circular Road Jammu expressed their resentment against the apathetic attitude of the authorities for allowing the ponywalas to carry building material like sands, stones and crushed stones (Bajri) from Tawi to othe...
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IYC criticizes bad road conditions
JAMMU, May 3: Today a press conference was held under the leadership of IYC leader Shahrukh Bhatti in which he raised the issue of NH1B Batote to Kishtwar Road was previously look after by Beacon (BRO) but then state government handed over the road to PWD department during bad weather and rainy season landslides occurred at various but PWD department worked had and start keep moving traffic Batote to Kishtwar throughout the day. But the news ca...
> Sikh bodies condemn attack in Kishtwar
> Shiv Sena activist protest
> Protest against shifting of AIIMS
> J&K legislators call on Telangana DyCM
> HC orders status-quo on Dr Showkat’s demotion
 
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Keep eye on activities of separatists: MHA to J&K govt
SRINAGAR, May 3: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a fresh advisory to the Jammu and Kashmir government asking it to keep a close watch on the activities of separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani. On the directions of the Home Minister Rajnath Singh the MHA in its fresh advisory has asked the state home department to keep close eye on the activities of separatist leaders, stated a Srinagar based local news agency KNS quoting ...
> Will put Geelani behind bars if he continues anti-national speeches: Lal Singh
> PRC issuance procedure not to be changed: Govt
> Expansion of cross LoC trade, travel part of CMP: Akhtar
> Girl attempts suicide
> 4 injured in road mishaps
 
 
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Glamour induced tourism
The PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir appears to be treading the same beaten path with regards to promotion of tourism in the state by reaching out to potential tourists across the country or by wooing Bollywood to use its tinsel stars and cinematography to showcase Kashmir. The old games of placing tourism at the centre-stage of economic policy of the state has not quite worked in the past and it will not work again, especially ...
> Alternate transport system
> The sin of speaking the truth in a world where silence becomes golden - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Pashmina artisans' woes
> MGREGS as only alternative
> Return plan for KPs
 
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Rise of Rahul Gandhi makes BJP nervous
By Brij Bhardwaj
It is not clear if Congress will be able to rehabilitate itself by taking up the farmers cause, but it is certain that it will give BJP sleepless nights in days to come. Farmers in India have been committing suicides for a long time as terms of trade have become worse for them with fall in commodity prices world-wide. A solution has to be found as the fixation of support prices are not keeping up with rising cost of inputs. A week in poli...
> Safety First, Mr Prime Minister..! - By Robert Clements
> Lessons from the Nepal Earthquake: Prepare and survive - By Praful Bidwai
> Empowering craftspersons, rethinking Dhokra tribal art - By Surekha Kadapa-Bose
> Price of idealism - By Ayesha Siddiqa
> Revenge Stinks..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Centralised GST: Inflationary, against states?
By Shivaji Sarkar Sarkar
The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a complex law. It empowers the bureaucracy more, increases costs and the supposed benefits to industry or the people are illusive. As drafted it looks more like a document wrapped in red tape. The political intent is good but it is likely to get lost in bureaucratic quagmire. People of India may have a harrowing time once such a law is enacted. The expectation that it would bring down the tax rates a...
> Admit card for a cow - By Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat
> Yemen crisis is humanitarian crisis - By Kashoo Tawseef
> Franchise Wars - By Gwynne Dyer
> Rahul Gandhi reinvents himself to revive Congress - By Dr Satish Misra
> Left turn-around in Indian politics is still possible - By Nitya Chakraborty
 
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West Bengal elections
Dear Editor, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has had the last laugh. Her Trinamool Congress had a resounding victory in the civic body polls by bagging 70 of the 92 seats, including capital Kolkatta. It won 114 wards out of 144 in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 69 of the 91 municipalities in the districts across the State. With a bruised and badgered BJP, failing to win even a single civic body, BJP President Amit Shah must b...
> Foreign funded NGOs
> Pakistan teasing Hindus in quake-hit Nepal by sending beef in relief-aid: Rubbing salt on wounds
> Padma awards row
> Tabinda Gani Murder case: Well done JKP
> State pensioners/family pensioners dilemma
 
 
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Rahul attacks govt on real estate bill, calls it pro-builders
NEW DELHI, May 2 (Agencies): A combative Rahul Gandhi today kept up his attack on Narendra Modi government, accusing it of working against middle class home-buyers by "diluting" a bill on regulating real estate sector and making it "pro-builders". The Congress Vice President, who has aggressively targeted the government and the Prime Minister over the land bill and farmers' issues since his return from a nearly two-month leave, today sought to ...
> Agra Ghar Waapsi: Family converts back to Islam
> Cong workers stage 'Rail Roko' against deterioratig Law and Order in Punjab
> Shourie a fair weather friend being a bit unkind to Modi: BJP
> Black Money Bill to be taken up in Parliament soon: Jaitley
> Moderate intensity quake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands
 
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Nepal quake toll nears 7,000, protests mount over slow relief
KATHMANDU, May 2 (Agencies): Fresh tremors rocked parts of Nepal today, triggering landslides as the death toll in last Saturday's devastating earthquake neared 7,000 and protests mounted over relief not reaching several affected areas. A 5.1-magnitude aftershock shook Barpak village in Gorkha district near the epicentre of the powerful 7.9-magnitude temblor that had caused widespread destruction. A woman was injured due to the tremor that was ...
> Nepal's child goddess remains unscathed in quake
> Kathmandu citizens told not to eat meat over fears of a pandemic
> US orders BNP Paribas to pay USD 8.9 bn in sanctions case
> Saudi-Yemen border clash kills 3 Saudi troops, Yemeni rebels
> US seeks clarification from India on suspension of licenses of NGOs
 
 
SPORTS READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION
Zonal level Inter School Athletics meet begins at Tikri
JAMMU, May 1: Zonal level Inter School Athletics meet of Under-14 and 17 years age group began at Govt Higher Secondary School, Tikri today. About 70 girls drawn from 11 institutions are competing in the meet. OP Bhagat , Principal Govt Higher Secondary School , Tikri was the chief guest on the occasion. The tournament is organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, Zone Tirki under the supervision of Ashok Kumar ZPEO Tikri and ...
> Inter-School tourney gets underway at Pouni
> BCC Bulls lifts PPCPL cricket cup
> Distt TT Championship at Pulwama from today
> 15th Jammu, 3rd Samba Distt Sport Climbing Championships from today
> Air Force school celebrates Labour Day
 
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Centre announces Rs 20,000-cr road projects for North-East
GUWAHATI, May 2 (Agencies): Making up for the lost ground, the Centre today said it will start Rs 20,000-crore road projects, besides developing inland waterways, in the North-East by the end of this year to improve infrastructure in the region. "By the end of December this year, we will award road projects worth Rs 20,000 crore in the North-East. These will be spread across the region for improving the infrastructure, which will help the econo...
> 50% cut in allocation of funds for women and child development schemes
> 10 Taliban militants sentenced to 25-yrs for 2012 attack on Malala
> Court pulls up CBI for not seizing Naveen Jindal's passport
> Road projects worth Rs 25,399-cr stuck in disputes
> Coal Scam: Court issues warrant against JIPL's director R C Rungta
 
 
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