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China also a major factor’
Kashmir issue not limited to India, Pak only: Akhtar
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Works minister Naeem Akhtar has said Kashmir issue is not limited to fight between India and Pakistan now and that China is a major factor. In an interview with Indian Express he in this connection referred to China’s move of regularly vetoing attempts to designate chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit Masood Azhar as a “terrorist in United Nations.” He added that “such things don’t happen without a reason” and China’s co...
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Srinagar jail hub for recruiting militants: CID
SRINAGAR, Feb 20 (Agencies): The Srinagar Central Jail is a hub for recruiting militants with inmates establishing a "parallel administrative" set-up, ignored by local police despite warnings by prison authorities, says a report by the Jammu and Kashmir CID. The role of the Central Jail is presently so important that every new militant is recruited only after approval from inside the prison, the report said, quoting reliable sources. "However, ...
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Delhi needs to explain Akhtar’s assertion: Omar
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said “New Delhi needs to explain the basis of a statement made by works minister Naeem Akhtar over the involvement of China in Kashmir issue”. “China has adopted JeM, a terrorist organisation operating in J&K. This assertion from @MehboobaMufti’s closest confidant cannot be dismissed as wild ramblings. Govt of India needs to explain the basis of this statement,” Omar wrote on Twitter. Akhta...
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Militants fire at security vehicle near AF station Malangpora
ESS AHMAD
SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Suspected militants on Tuesday attacked the vehicle of Defence Security Corps (DSC) in Malangpora area of southern Pulwama district. However, no reports of any casualties were received in the attack. Official and local sources said that the militants fired upon the vehicle of DSC near Air Force Station Malangpora around 6.30 PM. The cops retaliated the attack by militants leading to the exchange of fire between the two side...
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IGMSY for pregnant, lactating women
Govt ends scheme as scores of women await incentives
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Feb 20: Central government in 2011 introduced a scheme, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna (IGMSY) for pregnant and lactating women. In Jammu and Kashmir only two districts Anantnag in Kashmir region and Kathua in Jammu region were selected for the implementation of the scheme. The scheme was aimed at promoting the health and nutritional status of the pregnant and lactating women and infants. The implementing authority for the schem...
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Increasing substance abuse in Kashmir
‘Curbing drug addiction tough, not impossible’
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Feb 20: With substance abuse engulfing a vast percentage of population, especially youth in Kashmir valley, to rein in the menace has thrown a challenge across the society. For the experts, dealing with the nuisance of drug addiction has emerged as a serious challenge over past several years. Pertinently, the surveys and studies by experts and researchers reveal that the consumption of drugs has conquered a large population of Kashm...
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Probe agencies can’t define journalism, its role: KEG
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has strongly reacted to the new definition of a journalist that was detailed in the charge sheet of incarcerated Kashmir photo-journalist Kamran Yousuf. KEG spokesman Shafat Kira said the issue came under discussion during a meeting of KEG here today. “If the cops are supposed to define the roles and responsibilities of the journalists, which manage the fourth pillar of democracy, the universities...
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Guv calls for security audit of vital installations
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 20: In the backdrop of the recent spurt in terror attacks, Governor N N Vohra today called for a security audit of all vulnerable places and vital installations in the state. Vohra emphasized the vital importance of urgently carrying out a security audit of all vulnerable places, vital installations and sensitive establishments during a meeting with the ADGP Home Guards Muneer Ahmad Khan, an official spokesman said. Earlier Addition...
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J&K relaxes GPF settlement norms
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 20: In a major relief its employees, the state government today relaxed norms for settlement of final GP Fund final refund cases by the District Fund Offices and other Fund Offices. The announcement in this regard was earlier made by the Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu in his budget speech in the state legislature last month. “The employees face considerable difficulties in the settlement of their GP Fu...
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Policy, guidelines to enforce fiscal discipline issued
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 20: The Finance department Tuesday issued comprehensive guidelines to enforce fiscal discipline. The guidelines were issued following the wide-ranging public expenditure reforms announced by the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu in the state legislature earlier this month and making the state government legally bound to expedite resource utilization. According to an elaborate order issued by the Principal Secretary Finance Navin Kum...
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SHRC recommends relief in porter’s death case
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Chairperson State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Justice Bilal Nazki Tuesday while deciding a case of death of an army porter in 1997 recommended Deputy Commissioner Kupwara to provide due compensation to the dependents of the deceased. The Chairperson SHRC also recommended the Principal Secretary to Home Department to frame a scheme for such persons who do not fall within the ambit of present schemes. Both the Deputy Commis...
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JKBOSE launches online knowledge network hub
Govt to reintroduce board exam for class 11: Altaf
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 20: Minister for Education Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today announced that the government would reintroduce board exams for class 11 from the current session. He also revealed that the education regulatory mechanism would be strengthened to keep check on the functioning of private educational institutions within Jammu and Kashmir and those offering courses for elsewhere in the country through advertisements. The Minister for Educ...
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Medium danger avalanche warning for J&K
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 20: The state government today issued a medium danger avalanche warning in the high altitude areas and advised people living in the avalanche-prone areas to take precautionary measure. “On the basis of an information received from the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, a medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Baramulla, Gulmarg, Furkian and Z-Gali and Kupwara-Chowkibal-Tangdhar in north Kashmir for the next 24 hours...
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Himalayan Group of Colleges celebrates 38th annual day
Quality elementary education shapes students’ career: Naeem Akhtar
TAZEEM MALIK
RAJOURI, Feb 20: Minister for Public Works Department Naeem Akhtar today said education imparted at early stages was pivotal and played an indispensable role in shaping the future careers of students. “Learning at the early stage builds a stronger base on which future endeavors in education can be built,” he added. The minister was addressing a gathering of educationists, academicians, journalists and students at 38th annual day celebrations of...
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Altaf Bukhari announces rechristening varsity as Tawi Cluster University
JAMMU, Feb 20: The government today rechristened Jammu Cluster University as Tawi Cluster University as the renaming was announced by the Minister for Education and Pro Chancellor of the Varsity, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari here at the inaugural function of varsity’s maiden 4-day cultural festival cum contest. The mega event- YuvTarang and the renaming coincides with the completion of one-year functioning of the varsity established under provis...
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Basharat Bukhari takes stock of ongoing work on Jablipora fruit mandi
ANANTNAG, Feb 18: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today visited Jablipora fruit mandi in Bijbehara to take stock of ongoing works there. He stressed on early completion of the fruit mandi. The Minister while highlighting the importance of the fruit mandi impressed upon concerned officers to complete the work by the end of next fiscal. He instructed the concerned department to adopt uniform designs and colour code for constructi...
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Poll reforms for candidates
The decision of the Supreme Court imposing an additional norm for candidates contesting elections for disclosure of the sources of their income, spouses and dependent has added to the growing body of judicially inspired electoral reforms in the country. The SC has directed the central government to amend rules as well as the disclosure form filed by the candidates along with their nomination papers to include the sources of their income besides ...
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Lurking Spectre of Fascism
By Vijay Kumar
All the newspapers in their February 4, Sunday edition carried a news item in respect of the release of a book under the caption 'Examination Barrier-25 Mantras for tackling the stress of Examination' penned down by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. On the face of it, this event seems innocuous and perfectly routine. But on deeper scrutiny, the event gives rise to serious concern. The educational attainment of Modi is hardly known to anybody. ...
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A rebel hero's dazzled fans
By Jawed Naqvi
SOME individuals are instantly mesmeric. Asma Jahangir was one such. She was a fiery rebel and a deeply caring comrade, an outstanding lawyer and a raconteur with impish humour. She hugged the dispossessed with spontaneous empathy. She fought relentlessly against a variety of usurpers of democracy, mullahs and generals being her staple quarries. She dreamt of uniting the people of South Asia into a comity of mutually caring nations where perenn...
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Modi promoting crony capitalists
Dear Editor, When the system and institutional arrangements continue to be gamed and conned by crony capitalists, it really doesn't matter if the prime minister is personally clean or free of corruption charges in India. This is not about the individual at all. People learnt this when the system was being gamed under former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The people are seeing a repeat of it under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The pri...
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AAP leaders, Delhi govt officials trade manhandling charges; MHA seeks report
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 (Agencies): Condemning the alleged manhandling of the Delhi chief secretary by a few AAP MLAs on Monday night, two IAS bodies on Tuesday met Lt Governor Anil Baijal to lodge their protest over the matter. Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was allegedly manhandled by a few AAP MLAs at the CM's residence in presence of Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia, it has been claimed. According to an official, Prakash was called b...
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China upgrading air defence along border to confront 'threat from India': Report
Beijing, Feb 20 (Agencies): China is upgrading air defence of its Western Theatre Command, which looks after the security along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), to "confront any threat from India", an official media report quoted a military expert as saying. The Chinese military has released photographs of a J-10 fighter jet - a lightweight multi-role fighter aircraft - along with J-11 - a single-seat, twin-engine fighter jet - flying over the...
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J&K Police continues organizing sports events
JAMMU, Feb 17: Jammu and Kashmir police continues to organize sports events under Civic Action Programme in the valley, has organized a sports event in Dooru area of Anantnag. The aim to organize such events is to impart and inculcate the sense of discipline and sportsmanship among the youth of the valley. A large number of youth including students of Dooru and adjacent areas participated enthusiastically in different games of the event. Trophi...
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I-T department issues notice to Congress leader Singhvi's wife for purchases from Nirav Modi
NEW DELHI, Feb 20 (Agencies): The Income Tax Department on Tuesday issued a notice to Anita Singhvi, the wife of senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, asking her to explain about certain jewellery purchases, amounting to Rs 6 crore, allegedly from a showroom owned by beleaguered diamantaire Nirav Modi, sources said. Singhvi, meanwhile, refuted the allegations made against his family and described the action as "harassment" being meted o...
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