Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Jammu shutdown marked by violent clashes, police action on 4th day
Detention of ACC activists leads to stone-pelting in several city areas
JAMMU, Aug 3: City of temples witnessed clashes between police and protestors at several places in the city on the fourth day of a total shutdown on Monday, with police having to resort to cane charging protestors to stop them from pelting stones and also detained four of them. Jammu has been witnessing total shutdown since Friday to demand an All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the city. National Conference President Farooq Abdullah tod...
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Impromptu appearance at ACC dharna venue
Farooq moots all party delegation to meet PM to break impasse
JAMMU, Aug 3: After National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday proposed an all party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi for breaking the impasse on the establishment of an additional and full-fledged All India Institute of Medical Sciences for Jammu. “Both the divisions need AIIMS and there should be no hitch for the Centre to take an immediate decision with regard to providing th...
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BJP lying to sabotage AIIMS movement in Jammu: Mir
JAMMU, Aug 3: Reiterating the support to the ongoing bandh and agitation in Jammu over the demand for an independent institution of AIIMS, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) accused the BJP leaders of lying in order to mislead the people over the whole issue to sabotage the ongoing movement. A meeting of senior leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee was held here today under the chairmanship of PCC chie...
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I’ll not allow PDP-BJP govt to ignore my constituency: Omar
JAMMU, Aug 3: Opposition National Conference working president Omar Abdullah today said he would not allow the PDP-BJP government to ignore his Beerwah assembly constituency. "I am not a weak MLA, nor will I remain a mute spectator while the State Government dispenses governance selectively depending on its partisan interests," Omar said addressing workers meeting in his assembly segment in central Kashmir Budgam district. The former chief min...
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Indian, Pak troops exchange fire in Jammu, Poonch
JAMMU, Aug 3: Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire overnight after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in four sectors along the LoC and opened fire on several forward posts in Jammu and Poonch districts. Army troops guarding the LoC retaliated, resulting in exchange of fire. "Pakistani troops continued small arms firing throughout the night on forward posts along the LoC in Krishnaghati, Balakote, Sabzian-Mandi and Pallanwala ...
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Wamiq Farooq killing case
HC dismisses accused cop’s plea
SRINAGAR, Aug 3: The High Court has dismissed a petition seeking quashment of proceedings filed by accused Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) allegedly involved in Wamiq Farooq killing case. As the matter came up for hearing, Justice M H Attar dismissed the petition filed by ASI Abdul Khaliq one of the accused in the matter. On July 20, a city court had directed Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) to proceed ahead in Wamiq Farooq killing case in light o...
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Private schools continue to violate court orders
Increase, charge fees for Sep-October 2014
SRINAGAR, August 3: Private schools in valley continue to violate court orders which ask schools not to charge fees for the months of September October 2014. Parents from several areas alleged that the schools were not only charging fees for the said months but had gone for a hike in tuition and other fees. After the devastating September floods the J&K high court in the month of April directed all private schools in valley not to charge fees ...
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Flash floods damage buildings in Leh
JAMMU, Aug 3: Heavy rains in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir caused flash floods, resulting in damage to several residential houses. Police said, "Flash floods caused by heavy rainfall affected four villages in Leh district late last night." He said the affected villages were Vanilla, Shakti, Chuchut and Basigo-- all falling under the jurisdiction of Leh police station. "Several houses have been damaged due to the flash floods but there ar...
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AIIMS issue politicized: Bali Bhagat
Says both Jammu, Kashmir will have similar AIIMS
SRINAGAR, Aug 3: Stating that some people in Jammu and Kashmir were politicizing AIIMS issue, the Minister for Forests and Social Welfare Bali Bhagat today said AIIMS will be set up at both Jammu and Kashmir and will be provided with same facilities. “I fail to understand why people in Jammu are agitating against the issue which has already been settled. I can say that such people actually want to disturb the law and order in the state,” Bhagat...
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Situation quite stable in Kashmir: GOC
SRINAGAR, Aug 3: General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Chinar Corps Lt Gen Sabrata Saha today said the situation in Kashmir is under control and it is no way alarming. Talking to reporters in Srinagar on the sidelines of a function, Lt Gen Saha said due to media hype, once gets impression that situation in Kashmir is alarming and more and more youth are joining militancy. “It is not the case. Stop looking through the prism of media and social med...
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Families of Sailan, Mohra Bachai massacres protest in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Aug 3: On the 17th anniversary of Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu, the relatives of the victims decried inordinate delay in justice and vowed to continue their struggle for bringing the accused to book, reports a local news agency CNS. The relatives mostly survivors of the brutal massacre in which 19 people including 11 children of three families were killed allegedly by four Special Police Officers (SPOs) and personnel of...
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Body of Qayoom Najar’s aide recovered from canal
‘Both Najar, slain militant responsible for Mirgund attack: Police
SRINAGAR, Aug 3: Body of an alleged militant responsible for attack on a police party at Mirgund Pattan a few days back was recovered by locals from Gulabwari Naidkah Sumbal canal this morning. Reports said locals found the body of a youth and immediately informed the police. A police party from Sumbal police arrived on spot and during frisking, a pistol according to police was recovered from his possession that was hidden underneath his clothe...
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21 officials suspended
GANDERBAL, Aug 3: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari today suspended 21 officials for unauthorized absence from duty. The action against these employees was taken following a surprise inspection by Additional Deputy Commissioner to the office of Municipal Committee, Ganderbal today. The Additional Deputy Commissioner directed the Executive Officer, Municipal Committee Ganderbal to ensure full attendance in his off...
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322 Amarnath pilgrims leave Jammu
JAMMU, Aug 3: A batch of 322 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. The batch comprising 196 men, 71 women, five children and 50 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 10 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4:30 AM, a police official said. Amid tight security arrangements provided by CRPF, the convoy has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, he said. With today's batch, as many...
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Cartoon Corner
No visit of Nadda scheduled: Govt
JAMMU, Aug 3: The divisional administration Monday stated that there was no such scheduled visit of Union Health Minister J P Nadda. In an official communiqué, the people were appealed not to go by rumours which, the communiqué said, “were being spread by some unscrupulous elements to disturb peaceful atmosphere.”...
> Another batch of 418 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
> Centre issues revised guidelines for NCAEA awards
> ISIS flags in Poonch
> Cong supports ACC bandh call
> Cong in vibrant situation in all regions: Mir
Heavy rains in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, Aug 1: Heavy rains today lashed Srinagar city submerging a number of roads. The submerging of roads led to massive traffic jamming at several places. The rains started in the afternoon and continued for some time during which the roads were inundated and drains overflew. Not only the pedestrians faced difficulties in the movement even the vehicular traffic movement became difficult. Reports from south Kashmir said some areas were su...
> PDP condemns attacks
> Srinagar yet to be made polythene free zone
> Srinagar-Ladakh road opened for traffic
> Amarnath Yatris’ death toll Reaches 23
> Mufti offers Friday nimaz at Hazratbal
Parliament logjam
The logjam in both the Houses of the Parliament due to disruption of the regular business proceedings since the beginning of Monsoon session last month has caused a tremendous loss to the state exchequer besides washing out of the current session. The opposition is adamant on seeking the resignations of the union who have been involved in granting favours to the Lalit Modi, CEO of the Indian Premier League of the twenty-twenty cricket in India b...
> Row over AIIMS in Jammu
> Secret war of the agencies in Kashmir - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> A justice, vindictive and hasty
> Cluster Universities
> Gruesome attack in Gurdaspur
One year of NDA government
By Prof A.N Sadhu
We are living in a global village and we cannot escape the impact of its ups and downs. The need, therefore, is to build the strong pillars of domestic economy so that we are in a position to make an impact and not alone get impacted. Tall claims of realizing 7 to 8 % rate of growth during the current year or thereafter are not convincing. The completion of one year in office was befittingly celebrated by the NDA government. The celebrations ...
> The World's Worst Terrorist Act - By Praful Bidwai
> It Rained..! - By Robert Clements
> Faith Leaders Lead Anti Trafficking Interventions - By Saadia Azim
> Upper-caste origins of Uttam Kumar's legend - By Pratik Deb
> Turkey Joins the War - Sort Of - By Gwynne Dyer
The Death of Yakub Memon Should Alert Us to the Birth of a New Republic
By Monobina Gupta
In the book Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right, edited by Wendy Doniger and Martha C Nassbaum, historian Mushirul Hasan talks about the first issue of the Encounter-a literary magazine founded by poet Stephen Spender and journalist Irving Kristol-that was published in 1953. Hasan cites an article with the following note: "Between a past reduced to practical impotence but offering a resistance to depth, and a future only s...
> 'It's Not A Smart City Till It Is Safe For Women' - By Anuradha Shukla
> Reunification of Cyprus? - By Gwynne Dyer
> Hidden agenda behind amendment to Statistical Act - By Abdul Majid Zargar
> Charge of bias against minorities could hurt India's image - By Brij Bhardwaj
> When compassion failed and baying for blood prevailed - By Jyoti Punwani
Congress should express regret on mistake of making Pratibha Patil as President of India
Dear Editor, It refers to former President of India Pratibha Patil, notorious for being personally over-desirous both during and even after being at highest post of the nation, now having demanded both an official car in addition to fuel for her private vehicle. It is indeed height of greediness of a person having been seated on highest post of the nation that too when her family by itself is super-rich to afford all types of luxuries in life. ...
> Modi’s Foreign policy
> A .P.J Abdul Kalam
> Hailing Magsaysay award for icon of honesty in govt-service Sanjeev Chaturvedi
> Corrupt culture
> Kuldip Nayar on Kashmir
MCA lifts 3yr old entry ban on Shah Rukh Khan
MUMBAI, Aug 2 (Agencies): The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) today decided to lift the more than three-year-old entry ban on Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan but decided not to challenge the BCCI-imposed life ban on tainted player Ankeet Chavan despite a Delhi Court dropping criminal charges against him. Both the decisions were taken at a MCA meeting here with vice-president Ashish Shelar being the proposer. "Today, in the MCA meeting, it was d...
> After enclaves exchange between India and Bangladesh, security prime concern
> Asaram shown as 'Saint' in school book
> Mortal remains of Kalam flown to Rameswaram from Delhi
> President refers Yakub's mercy petition to MHA
> Law will take its own course: Maha CM on Yakub execution
Indian girl stuck in Pakistan needs 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'
KARACHI, Aug 2 (Agencies): Bollywood hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan may have been a work of fiction, but in Karachi it is a real life story of an Indian girl who can neither speak nor hear and stuck in Pakistan for 13 years with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful. "The Punjab Rangers brought her to us some 13 years ago," said Faisal Edhi of the social welfare group Edhi Foundation. "For years, we have been trying to locate ...
> 'Rose Garden' singer Lynn Anderson dies at 67
> ISI chief warned Bhutto of assassination ahead of her murder
> LeJ Chief Malik Ishaq, 13 others killed in 'encounter': Pak police
> Pak High Court stays execution of paralysed prisoner
> Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram
Hiteshwar of YCET retains State men’s speed champions title
JAMMU, July 29: Hiteshwar Singh of YCET retained the state men’s speed champions title in the recently concluded State Skating championship here. Hiteshwar Singh of Yogananda College of Engineering and Technology (YCET ) bagged three gold medals in his pocket in inline section. Pallav Gupta emerged as champion in men’s Quad section while Kanveet Kour excelled in women section. . Under -16 title goes to Dhruv Gupta and Nikita Thakur in Quad...
> GDC Shopian organises Annual Race
> DG Sports declares open Inter Distt Football tourney in Srinagar
> Jolt for Farooq camp, Imran’s aide attends BCCI meet
> Birju, Benia share Domel Dangal title-2015
> Govt committed to dev sports activity in a big way: Ansari
Don't enter commodities market for quick gains: Sebi to Investors
MUMBAI, Aug 2 (Agencies): Ready to regulate commodity trading, Sebi has cautioned small investors against coming for quick gains through speculation in this market, which is "risky" and requires a lot of technical expertise. "People will come and tell you that with a small margin, you can make a lot of money. Do not fall into the trap," Sebi Chairman U K Sinha said, even as he asserted that the capital markets watchdog was fully prepared to beg...
> Balckmoney: Govt not to take 'Knee-Jerk' reaction on P-Notes, says Jaitley
> Onion prices rise to Rs 40/kg, govt to import 10,000 tonnes
> Social commitment attracts best talent to Tata group: Rajan
> India's holding of US government bonds touch $114 Bn in May
> IDFC gets RBI nod for starting banking operation
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