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Tral killings fallout
Dozens of Panchayat members resign
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: A day after three people including a Sarpanch and a village head were killed in Tral area in Pulwama district, dozens of Panchayat representatives on Tuesday tendered resignations while apologizing for their ‘mistakes’ in local mosques. The district administration in Pulwama and Shopian denied the reports saying that no Panchayat representative have approached the concerned offices to tender their resignations. “I do not ha...
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Panches demand dissolution of J&K govt
CM responsible for killings of Panchayat members: AJKPC
JAMMU, Apr 22: Blaming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for all killings of Sarpanchs, Panchs and their family members including the recent incident in Tral, All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), today accused the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah responsible for all killing of Sarpanchs and Panchs in Kashmir valley for not providing security cover to Panchayat members even after Centre’s plea. AJKPC Chairman Shafiq Mir stated this while ...
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Azad cancels his election rally
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Following the shootout that claimed lives of three people including a Sarpanch and his son, Union Health Minister and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday cancelled his election rally that was scheduled to be taken out in Tral in Pulwama district. “Azad sahib cancelled the election rally due to the three killings at Tral yesterday evening, Surinder Singh Channi, a Congress leader said. Channi however, clarified t...
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DGP sees Hizb role in Tral killings
Srinagar, Apr 22: Police is taking necessary measures to ensure the security of the Panches and Sarpanches across valley in view of the recent killings in Tral, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said. Talking to a local news agency, KNS, he said that the police is investigating the killing of Sarpanches in South Kashmir and the probe is going on in full swing. Prasad said that a massive manhunt has been launched in the area to nab ...
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Militants targeting innocents to stop people from voting: Omar
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today said that militants are targeting innocent civilians since they know their election boycott call is not going to get any response. He was talking to media persons after addressing public meetings at several places. “The militant attacks are highly condemnable. The militants have no justification forcing their calls for boycott through violence. Let them not use their guns and allow the peopl...
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BJP hits back at Omar
‘Concentrate on good governance in your state’
NEW DELHI, Apr 22( Agencies) :BJP on Tuesday hit back at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his dig at the party, saying he should concentrate on providing good governance in his state where even elected representatives are not “safe”. Omar had sarcastically said on Monday that he would not stop opposing BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi even if it meant going to Pakistan, in a reference to Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh’s contr...
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NC minister’s cavalcade again attacked in Hajin
Blames Ikhwanis, opposition
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Three persons sustained injuries after youth attacked the cavalcade of National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Reports reaching GNS said that Lone, who is state’s higher education minister, was scheduled to address party workers in Sadunara, which is seven kilometers from Hajin town in the northern district. Reports said as Lone’s cavalcade reached Hajan town, scores of youth atta...
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PDP leveling baseless allegations: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said that PDP has almost accepted defeat in Lok Sabha polls and is now trying to divert attention by leveling baseless allegations against NC. He was talking to media persons after addressing public meetings at various places. “They know they have lost. Now they accuse us for fomenting trouble and encouraging violence. These are baseless allegations,” he said. Dr Ab...
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Violence tool of survival for NC: Mehbooba
‘Govt all round failure from ration supply to Afzal hanging; ECI practicing double-standards in JK’
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Strongly condemning the serial attacks on innocent civilians in Tral area of district Pulwama, PDP president and party candidate from Anantnag parliamentary constituency Mehbooba Mufti today said that the dance of death is timed only to benefit National Conference in the elections as that party is the sole beneficiary of poll boycott. While addressing public meetings in Wachi Assembly segment that she represents in the legisla...
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Sangh Parivar playing dangerous divisive game: Mufti
Tosamaidan should be developed as tourist resort
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Expressing dismay over the venomous statements being dished out by some BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders, PDP Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said such utterances have to be viewed more seriously than mere police cases or violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) as these could have ruinous consequences. “The virulent statements of BJP leader Griraj Kishore and VHP leader Praveen Togadia, are loaded with communal intrigue which...
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Sarpanch attacked, robbed off Rs 3 lakh
JAMMU, Apr 22: A Sarpanch was allegedly attacked and cash of Rs 3 lakh was also snatched by some local youth at Thannamandi Bus Stand in Rajouri district, today. Police reports said that Haji Gulzar Hussain Sarpanch of Hilal area in Thannamandi tehsil of district Rajouri was on his way to Rajouri for purchasing gold ornaments for his son’s marriage. When he boarded a minibus at Thannamandi Bus Stand, four local youth also entered in the minibus...
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Deadlock between employees, govt continues in Kishtwar
Kuldeep Sharma
KISHTWAR Apr, 22: Despite airlifting of stranded 41 polling staff members including 30 civil employees and 11 security personnel from Inshan and Navapachi areas of Warwan, the employees continued their protest and deadlock between employees and administration continued at Kishtwar. Three-hour marathon meeting of agitating employees with Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar ended in a deadlock today after core committee of newly formed Kishtwar employee...
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Lawyers’ strike paralyses work in courts
JAMMU, Apr 22 (JNF): The normal functioning in High Court Jammu wing as well as District Court complex remained paralyzed due to non-appearance of the Advocates on second consecutive day. The Advocates are up in arms against police for alleged attack on an Advocate by cops led by SHO Police Station Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The Advocates unanimously decided to go on indefinite strike till their demand of suspension of erring cops is not fulfilled. ...
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Campaigning in Anantnag constituency ends
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Amid violent incidents, political campaign for Anantnag-Pulwama parliamentary constituency ended this evening with political parties make their last ditch efforts to woo the voters. The parliamentary constituency is going to polls on April 24. The 12 candidates are in fray. However the real contest is between President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Congress joint candidate Dr Meh...
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Cartoon Corner
Govt objects to Pashmina ring test ad by a Cellular Company
JAMMU, Apr 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has taken up with the Government of India the issue of depiction of Pashmina Shawl and its passing through a finger ring in a television ad by a prominent Cellular Company and demanded its stoppage. Financial Commissioner, Industries and Commerce Department, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai in his communication to Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, today, has requested that the matter may be t...
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Pathetic condition of Railway Tunnel sparks protest in Pattan
PATTAN, Apr 21: Rail service was suspended in North Kashmir after hundreds of people staged protest against the Rail Department for failing to repair the main railway tunnel leading to Pattan and other hamlets. Reports said that hundreds of farmers and locals Monday blocked the train at Pattan Railway Station due to which the department suspended rail service for hours together. Amid anti-railway department slogans, the protestors said that th...
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Why these double standards?
Congress leader Amarinder Singh has distanced himself from the ‘clean chit to Tytler’ remarks, he is purported to have said. Calling it a distortion he has clarified that he has not given any clean chit to his party colleague accused of 1984 riots but reiterated his old stand that “he didn’t hear any riot victims, who named other Congress leaders, accusing Tytler of the violence.” If that is true, the purpose and context of making such remarks a...
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Cat out of the bag
By Badri Raina
Finally, the cat is out of the bag. That has been now said in so many words which the weltanshauung of the rightwing Hindutva election campaign has been remorselessly leading upto, namely that those who are inimical to a likely Narendra Modi-led government are anti-national, and "have no place in India and should go to Pakistan." Thus, what has been a consistently insinuated sub-text of the Modi campaign has found articulation as actually the...
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Narendra Modi, BJP's nominee for prime-ministership dreams of ruling Indian polity which is constitutionally based on the principles of democracy, secularism, federalism, socialism and justice. However, there is going to be a serious conflict of interests between above mentioned fundamental principles of the Indian polity and Modi's world-view which is controlled and dictated by the RSS, the most prominent protagonist of the politics of Hindutva...
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Chenab valley’s killer roads
Dear Editor, It was extremely painful to hear one more accident near Dharabshala on NH1B Batote-Kishtwar road killing 7 people on spot and injuring many others. It has been seen that the fatal accidents are regularly happening on these roads; with the result many precious lives are lost. Huge amount of money was spent on widening and maintaining these roads. Since Doolhasti power project came into existence, similarly Doda-Bhaderwah road was a...
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Rahul visits poor homes like tourists visit Taj: Modi
HARDOI, Apr 21 (Agencies): Launching a hard-hitting attack on SP, BSP and Congress, Narendra Modi said today that the "power game by the clan of three parties" is responsible for the poor plight of Uttar Pradesh and the nation. He stepped up his attack as he ridiculed Rahul Gandhi for visiting homes of the poor like tourists who visit Taj Mahal. Playing up his tea-vendor image, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate also sought to contrast it with t...
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Sherpas demand Rs 1 mn for victims
KATHMANDU, Apr 21 (Agencies): Nepalese Sherpa guides, who play a key role in mountain expeditions, today warned of an agitation if their demand of Rs 1 million in compensation for their 13 colleagues killed in the deadliest accident on Mount Everest last week is not met. The climbers and mountain guides, during a meeting held at the Everest Base Camp at 5,300 metre altitude, decided to ask the government to provide Nepali Rs 1 million compensat...
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DG Sports inaugurates playfield at Miran Sahib
JAMMU, Apr 21: To give flip to the sports activity in the State the Director General Youth Services and Sports Navin Agarwal formally inaugurated today the playfield of Govt. High School Keerpind in Miran Sahib The playfield was developed by the department of Youth Services and Sport out of District Plan in the year 2013-14. While addressing the local people and the student players the Director General said to exploit the talent at optimum ...
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