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Life paralysed for 81st day due to strike in Kashmir; 10 injured in Pulwama
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: Normal life remained paralyzed in Kashmir for the 81st consecutive day today due to a shutdown called by separatists and restrictions imposed by the authorities. A panchayat ghar was set on fire by unidentified persons at Kujjar Redwani area of Kulgam district. People in large number thronged markets after 6.00 PM in view of the deal in strike called by separatists. Shops and business establishments reopened during the period...
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JKCA Multi-Crore Scam
HC asks CBI to complete probe in 3 months
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: The High Court has asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete its probe in an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore funds in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) within three months. A division bench of the high court headed by Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar asked the CBI to complete the probewithin three months and file the report. On September 3, 2015 the High Court had ordered CBI probe in an al...
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Kishtwar limping back to normalcy
JAMMU, Sep 27: Situation is limping back to normalcy in Kishtwar though slowly as the authorities today gave a six-hour relaxation in curfew that was imposed on Sunday following a stone pelting incident triggered by arrest of three youth. They were arrested on Saturday night and booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for disrupting peace in the district following which some persons resorted to stone pelting prompting the authorities to impos...
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Human rights violation in Kashmir
Kashmiris, activists protest outside Indian Consulate in US
Protesters seek release of Khurram
SRINAGAR, Sep 27 (Agencies): More than a hundred Non Resident Kashmiris (NRKs) and other human rights activists of Houston, Texas, United States staged a peaceful protest outside the Indian Consulate, Houston located at 4300 Scotland Street on Friday. The protesters advocating peace and justice for Kashmiris, sought to remind the Government of India of its obligations under international law to uphold the human rights of the people of Kashmir, ...
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NIA takes into custody 2 PAK men held by army in Uri
SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Sep 27 (Agencies): The NIA today took into custody the two men from PAK arrested by army in connection with its probe into the attack at an army camp in Uri even as it established the identity of one of the four slain attackers as belonging to PAK. The NIA took over the custody of the two men identified as Ahasan Kursheed alias DC, a resident of Khaliana Kalan and Faisal Hussain Awan, a resident of Pottha Jahangir--both in ...
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India summons Basit
`Uri attackers’ 2 guides were from Muzaffarabad’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Sep 27 (Agencies): A day after India told the United Nations that Pakistan was peddling, nurturing and exporting terrorism, New Delhi Tuesday summoned the Pakistani envoy and informed him that two persons, who guided the Uri attackers to the Army camp, were from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir. India also named one of the four terrorists killed in the attack and their two handlers across the Line of Control. Eighteen so...
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US asks Pak to act against all terror groups
WASHINGTON, Sep 27 (Agencies): Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech at the United Nations General Assembly session wherein she asked the world to act against countries harbouring terrorists, the US has said that Pakistan needs to target all terror groups, including those that target neighbouring countries. "Our focus with Pakistan is to enhance their capability, as I just said, to deal with a terrorist threat on their soil...
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UN sanctions on Masood Azhar: China’s technical hold to end next week
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (Agencies): The technical hold imposed by China on India's bid to get Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the United Nations is going to end in the next 10 days - which means that India's bid could stand passed automatically, unless Beijing objects again. In March this year, China - a permanent member of the UN Security Council - had blocked an application moved by India and co-sponsored...
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Girl dies in Parimpora road accident
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: A 20-year old girl died while her sister is battling for life in a Srinagar hospital after they were hit by a Scorpio vehicle during wee hours in Parimpora area of the capital city on Tuesday. Police have launched a hunt to nab the driver who reportedly disappeared after admitting the siblings in the hospital. Reports said in a bid to save himself and his vehicle from the alleged stone-pleters, a Scorpio driver reversed his v...
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PSA against Khurram Parvez: HC asks govt to file reply in 2 weeks
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: The High Court has asked the state government to file response to a petition seeking quashment of order issued under Public Safety Act (PSA) against noted human rights activist Khurram Parvez who was arrested by police during a late night raid on September 15. Sources in the high court said that after hearing the petition filed on behalf of Khurram, Justice A M Magrey issued notices to respondents including the state governmen...
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HC quashes govt order on procurement of Aadhaar
‘Order No: 35 is in violation of SC ruling’
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: The High Court has quashed a government order that made procurement of Aadhar card mandatory for claiming essential legal entitlements in Jammu and Kashmir. Disposing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), a division bench comprising of Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said that the government’s order (No 35 of 2016) on February 10 was in violation of the Supreme Court’s ruling. “From the per...
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Cross-LoC trade resumes, traders welcome the move
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: The Cross-LoC trade between the divided parts of Kashmir was Tuesday resumed after remaining suspended for more than two months. Reports said at the instance and constant persuasion of Jammu and Kashmir Government the cross LoC trade was resumed as the traders of Kashmir valley were pressing hard for the resumption of the cross border trader with the Pak Administered Kashmir (PaK). When contacted Commissioner Secretary Indust...
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CM reviews Muharram arrangements
Ensure adequate essential supplies: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today reviewed arrangements for Muharram at a high-level meeting here. She stressed on ensuring availability and provision of essential supplies including power, water, healthcare, ration and fuel to the people during Muharram days. Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, presented a detailed report at the meeting regarding the arrangements made for Muharram in Kashmir Division. He sai...
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India pulls out of SAARC summit in Islamabad
NEW DELHI, Sep 27: Taking a major step, India today pulled out of the SAARC summit to be held in November in Islamabad. The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement, saying, "India has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of Member States by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding ...
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Cartoon Corner
Restore dignity of teachers: Rana to Govt
JAMMU, Sep 27: Urging the government to restore the dignity of teachers and eschew the tendency of belittling them by jeopradising their service conditions, National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said that when those charged with the responsibility of shaping the future of younger generation are forced to come on streets, there is definitely something wrong that needs immediate correction. “It is painful to watc...
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Alleged harassment of Kashmiri students: Vaid speaks to SSP Fatehgarh
SRINAGAR, Sep 27: Special Director General of Police (DGP) Coordination/Law & Order, Dr S P Vaid today spoke to SSP Fatehgarh, Punjab to enquire the alleged harassment of students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are studying at Almoh Desh Bhagat (DB) University. The SSP Fatehgarh assured that Punjab Police have taken all possible measures to ensure students from J&K are not subjected to any kind of harassment. Vaid appealed people, particularly th...
> Swaraj’s speech full of lies: Geelani
> Vehicles stoned during relaxation hours
> If you could respond to killing of horses, why not Waseem, Danish: Rasheed to army
> ‘Transfer mafia’ active in CAPD
> Zulfkar urges people to check lavish marriage spendings
Blood and Water theatrics
Prime minister Narendra Modi's bid to invoke the theatrics of 'blood and water cannot flow together' is a desperate attempt to cover up for his multiple failures on the domestic front and regain his party's lost ground in the country by training his guns outside it, on Pakistan. After trying to get even with Pakistan by staking the gamble of Balochistan, the rhetoric about review of the Indus Water Treaty is yet another bluff in this direction. ...
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Taking away Water, for Peace
By Anit Singh
Water has an incalculable significance in human life, it's not merely an economic resource that can be substituted. It is the life blood of nations, the cradle of civilisations, one of the most basic human rights and increasingly now, the most controversial geo-strategic topic of the world. From Chinese incursions into the rights of lower riparian states, to the perennial conflict on Cauvery, we already had a lot on our hands till the Indus Wa...
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> Looking Past Imperfection..! - By Robert Clements
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> Playing politics over refugees - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
The Next Secretary-General
By Gwynne Dyer
It's not an election, it's a Selection. And although all the countries in the United Nations General Assembly have equal rights, some are more equal than others. Ban Ki-moon retires at the end of this year, and it's time for the United Nations to choose a new Secretary- General. By the end of this year's session of the General Assembly, ends in early October, we will know who it is. Which raises two questions: how do they make the choice, and...
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> Falling exports could hit Indian economic growth - By R.C. Rajamani
> Enough is enough for the three services - By Col Dr Virendra K Sahi
Celebration of World Tourism Day
Dear Editor, 27th September is celebrated as World Tourism Day to promote awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes and it has now become a popular global leisure activity. Tourism is the engine of economic growth. Tourism helps in women empowerment and youth employment. This day help us to spre...
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Centre asks BSF to set up intelligence sharing grid
NEW DELHI, Sep 27: Amid reports of an increase in infiltration bids, the Centre today directed the BSF to set up a real time intelligence sharing grid and seal all vulnerable points along the Indo-Pak border. The directive was given by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a meeting attended by top officials of the Home Ministry and the Border Security Force, which guards Indo-Pak and Indo- Bangladesh borders. The meeting reviewed the overall funct...
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IWT revocation by India will be ‘Act of war’: Aziz
ISLAMABAD, Sep 27: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said any violation of Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) from India would pertain to considerable risk of war and hostilities between the two countries. “Pakistan will not accept Indian aggression in any form and any Indian step for disrupting water flow as upper riparian will pertain to considerable risk of war and hostilities,” the adviser said in the National Assembly...
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GDC Akhnoor defeated GDC Poonch in volleyball
JAMMU, Sep 27: GDC Akhnoor defeated GDC Poonch in the Inter-Collegiate Volleyball (Men ) Championship 2016-17 which is being organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu at Sports Stadium, University of Jammu here. GDC Akhnoor beat GDC Poonch by 25- 23, 25 – 13, GDC Ramnagar beat GDC Thanamandi by 25 – 15, 25 – 17, GDC Khilotrian beat ASCOMS by 25 – 21, 25 -12, GDC Kathua beat GDC Mendhar by 25 – 11, 25 –...
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> Inter Village Kabaddi Competition organised
> Shashi brings laurels to MAM College
Arun Gupta becomes VP, All India Federation of Master Printers
JAMMU, SEP 27: Arun K Gupta President J&K Offset Printers’ Associations from Jammu has been elected as the Vice President (North), All India Federation of Master Printers defeating his nearest candidate in the election held at Hotel Le Meridian at Bengaluru on September 25 during the 233rd Governing Council Meeting of the All India Federation of Master Printers This is the second time that Arun K. Gupta has won election to this prestigious post...
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