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Clashes in Pulwama against youths’ arrest
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Clashes erupted in Pulwama township of south Kashmir today when people took to streets and held protests against the detention of youths. Reports said that people, mostly youths, took to streets and held protest demonstrations against the detention of youths. Police and other security forces deployed in the township asked the protesters to end their protest. The protesters refused to end their protest till the youths are rele...
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MHA’s report
Need to control mosque, madrasa, media for Kashmir narrative
NEW DELHI, Feb 25 (Agencies): “Control” of the mosque, madrasa, print and TV media, changes in political atmosphere, strengthening of intelligence set-up and reaching out to the moderate faction of Hurriyat are some of the suggestions in an assessment report prepared by the Centre about the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley, reports Indian Express. The report, compiled after securing inputs from ground, suggests long-term “actionable ...
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Sopore double murder case
Family members demand arrest of ‘real’ culprit
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Demanding immediate arrest of the main accused involved in double murder case, locals from Seelu area of Sopore’s town today staged a protest here alleging that both police and security forces saved the ‘real’ assailant, as according to the protesters the accused works for them. On June 20, 2014, two men of Sopore’s Naikoo family fell to the bullets after a “land dispute” broke out in their family. They deceased men were cousi...
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Shah asks Farooq to join separatists
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Senior Separatist leader and chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah today asked National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah to quit mainstream politics and join the ongoing movement if he really is sincere for “freedom.” In a statement, Shah said Dr Abdullah is habitual of changing stances and statements as per his own political interests. “When he is in power he strongly advocates bombardment o...
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NC’s U-turns responsible for alienation, armed conflict: PDP
‘Farooq’s Kashmir freedom remark targeted on electoral gains’
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: A day after National Conference (NC) president eulogised militants for fighting for “freedom struggle in Kashmir”, PDP said such U-turns and changing political colours by the NC has sown seeds of alienation and violence in the State, particularly in Kashmir. PDP senior leader and government spokesman Naeem Akhtar said that NC has been changing its colours season after season which has cost Kashmir heavily. “Because of U-turn...
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DGP to security forces
Enhance level of cooperation to deal with militants
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Reviewing the security situation in the backdrop of Shopian ambush by militants, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid today stressed upon security forces to enhance the level of coordination to deal with the militants and elements who wanted to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a review meeting at Awantipora in south Kashmir, Dr Vaid stressed upon the officers to enhance the level of coordination among all...
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PC's remark may embolden Pak: Naidu
NEW DELHI, Feb 25: Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram for saying that Kashmir was 'nearly lost' thanks to the government's policies, the Centre on Friday branded his remark as 'anti-national', adding that his statement was tantamount to promoting separatism and encouraging terrorism. "The utterances of former home minister P Chidambaram that Kashmir was nearly lost because the Central Government used brute force to quell ...
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Romana Murder Case
Court lists matter for final arguments
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: A court in Srinagar has listed Romana murder case for further final arguments on March 7. Sources in the court said one of the accused was present before the court but the matter could not be heard because of paucity of time. On January 28, the court had started to record final arguments in the matter. The fateful incident took place in Parraypora area near the tuition centre where Romana could go for tuition. It is pertinen...
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NH1A opens for one-way traffic
Gurez, Mughal roads remain closed
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: The Mughal Road remained closed while border town of Gurez, surrounded by Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), was cut off from the Valley due to accumulation of snow. However, the national highway, connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic and vehicles plied from Srinagar to Jammu. The 85-km-long historic Mughal Road, linking Shopian in South Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch r...
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Police detains Qazi, foils hunger strike by separatist leaders
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Ummat-e-Islami chairman and Mirwaiz South Kashmir Qazi Yasir was detained along with nearly a dozen of his supporters as police foiled their attempt to sit on a token hunger strike here. They were demanding the immediate release of "political prisoners". A number of separatist leaders and activists assembled here in Press Enclave Srinagar to observe a token hunger strike against the continuous detention of youth and political ...
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Cong condemns PM for 'stooping down' in Pathankot attack
NEW DELHI, Feb 25: The Congress on Saturday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Kanpur train accident remark, questioning if ISI had been guilty, why was allowed to investigate the Pathankot attack. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan expressed shock over discussing an intelligence report in a public rally, adding that why was nothing been done yet. "If it is the ISI, why was the ISI invited to Pathankot? Who hand delivered Mas...
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Roshni Act scam: HC refuses to quash FIR
JAMMU, Feb 25 (JNF): High Court (HC) today refused to quash FIR against a Naib Tehsildar and others in Roshni Act scam. A petition has been filed by Subash Singh Naib Tehsildar & Others seeking quashment of FIR in Roshni Act scam. The petition sought quashment of FIR number 15 of 2014 dated May 29, 2014 of Police Station, Vigilance Organization, Jammu under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) of Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006 (for sh...
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Only one way traffic allowed on NHW
JAMMU, Feb 25: Only one way traffic was allowed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Saturday because of bad condition of the road. “Traffic moved from Srinagar to Jammu but no vehicle was allowed in the opposite direction,” a Traffic department official said here. “These restrictions also applied to army convoys and paramilitary forces.” Due to multiple landslides and snowfall, the strategic highway has remained close off and on during this...
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All MAM College students released
JAMMU, Feb 25: Police claimed to have released all seven students hailing from twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch who were arrested from the hostel of Maulana Azad Memorial (MAM) College for alleged attack upon a student associated with particular faction of saffron national party as the latter withdrew his complaint. Station House Officer (SHO) Police Station Gandhi Nagar Inspector Bishnesh Kumar said that all seven boys who have been...
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Ceasefire violation in Ramgarh
JAMMU, Feb 25: In another ceasefire violation incident, two rounds were fired from Pakistani side upon the Border out Post Fatwal in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, today. Official sources said that two rounds were fired from Pakistani side upon the Border out Post Fatwal in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, this evening. However, there was no loss on Indian side but the aim was to snipe the BSF jawans on duty at Fatwal BoP, sources claimed. ...
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> Kashmiri youth hurling stones have ‘genuine reasons’: Bhim
> NC-Congress to fight together to defeat ‘communal forces’: G A Mir
> CM, Dy CM extend warm greetings to people on Mahashivratri
Grenade attack at police station
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Militants this evening hurled a grenade at a police station in Kakapora of Pulwama district. SSP Pulwama Rayees Bhat said that the grenade was hurled at Kakapora police station but it exploded outside without causing any damage....
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> Altaf Bukhari vows to make education as a meaningful national investment
> Unhygienic toilets at Srinagar airport cause hardships to travelers
> Govt committed to uplift weaker sections of society: Andrabi
> DC for intensifying market checking in Srinagar
An Idea of India in Kashmir? Oh! Really!
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
I just returned after attending an academic seminar on Kashmir held in Mumbai University. The event evoked mixed feelings. The good thing is that continuing crisis in Kashmir is inspiring concerned citizens from across India to rake up the Kashmir issue and talk about it. Young students, researchers and academics are eager to learn about Kashmir and find a way forward. The dangerous thing is that a frivolous discourse is being shaped by invoking...
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> Price cap on medicines
> Acquitted but damned
> Tainted politicians in govt
Global Cyber System
By Shivaji Sarkar
The world cyber system is unsafe and people need to be doubly cautious. It is not just in India, where 3.2 million (3.02 crore) debit cards were compromised in 2016, but the US Federal Reserve suffered more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015. The Fed records describe several incidents as "espionage" as its computers' systems play a critical role in global banking, says an international agency report. At least 100 major banks across the...
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> BJP on backfoot after Mumbai setback - By Amulya Ganguli
> We Busy People..! - By Robert Clements
> Stolen gold: A ghost from the past that scares none - By Ali Ahmed
> Why we have no debates in India..! - By Robert Clements
Indo-US relations stand at critical crossroads
By Dr Satish Misra
Indo-US ties, which have been growing slowly and surely for over a decade, stand at a critical crossroad now facing serious challenges from the new administration of America's 45th President Donald Trump. There are lot many similarities and converging points between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new American President. Both of them have very identical approaches on many national and international issues but there are many differences als...
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> Invasion of Private Space
> Contesting politicians' assets growing manifold - By Nilanjan Banik
> Adverse global winds and demonetisation cast shadow of gloom over Indian economy - By Lalit Sethi
> TN Succession War - By Dr S Saraswathi
Kalikho Pul’s suicide warrants probe
Dear Editor, It refers to social media and exposing the 60-page original suicide-note in Hindi with each page signed together with English translation by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul written one day prior to his having committed suicide levelling serious charges not only against politicians but even against some legal luminaries for getting court-verdicts changed. Same story is p...
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CB begins probe on ABVP-AISA clash in Ramjas
NEW DELHI, Feb 25 (Agencies): Delhi Police's Crime Branch has begun its probe into clashes between ABVP and AISA members in Delhi University's Ramjas College. "Since it was Mahashivratri today, students were not present in the campus. Police will begin recording the statements of students tomorrow and will collect all the video evidences in the matter," said a senior police officer. Officers analysed all the complaints received from both the p...
> Delhi Police has become agent of BJP: Kejriwal
> BSF sends back Pak man
> Avalanche warning for some areas in J&K
> China supports India on combating terrorism
> Sunny days in offing for J&K, HP
‘Protests in Pak village after mentally-ill woman killed’
ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 (Agencies): Protests erupted in a Pakistani village along the border with India after Indian border forces shot dead a mentally-ill woman who had crossed over, the media reported. Rasheeda Bibi, 53, from Sialkot district's Diawara village was killed by India's Border Security Force after she lost her way and crossed into the Indian side of border. Bibi belonged to Bajwat area in Punjab province. Protests erupted in her villa...
> China says talks positive, skips references to NSG, Azhar Masood
> India again tells China to act against Masood Azhar
> Donald Trump should help kick 'Russia's ass': Republican Senator Lindsey
> 350,000 children trapped in west Mosul
> Roadside bomb kills 12 Afghans including children: UN
Param Sports blanks DFA Kulgam in opening tie
JAMMU, Feb 25: Param Sports Jammu defeated DFA Kulgam by 2-1 goals on the first day of 25th State Championship in Football 2106-17 which began at GGM Science College, Jammu here. In all six matches were played on day one . In the first match Param Sports Jammu defeated DFA Kulgam by 2-1 goals while in second match DFA Kathua defeated Pattan Zone XI through tie breaker. In 3rd Match DFA Kupwara defeated DFA Ramban by 3:goals to 2goals whil...
> BSF organises Buhre Chak Football C’ship
> Football tourney concludes at Udhampur
> Farooq wins Shiv Khori Kesari Vishal Dangal- 2017
> 2 Kashmiri athletes part of World Snowshoe Championship in USA
> J&K Police will take on SGPC Amritsar in final
2400-cr to be invested in next 5-yrs to promote tourism in J&K
MUMBAI, Feb 23(Agencies): The Centre along with the Jammu and Kashmir government will be investing Rs 2400 crore over the next five years to give a boost to tourism in the picturesque state with a focus on unexplored and new regions like Kargil. “We are putting a major thrust on the tourism industry and will invest Rs 2,400 crore in the next five years,” Secretary, Tourism (J&K) Farooq Shah said here speaking on the sidelines of an event last n...
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> DC calls for timely processing of DPs relief cases
> JKSRLM to raise over 1.24 lakh skilled manpower under Himayat: Haq Khan
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