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Campaigning with a difference is over now in J&K
Stakes of political parties, voters high
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: It was an election campaign with a difference in Jammu and Kashmir this time. The five phased campaign for the 87 assembly seats, which started in the last week of October, came to an end this evening for the 20 constituencies of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts, going to polls in the last phase on December 20. The landing of BJP with a big bang through “Modi wave” on the political scene of the state and PDP’s aim to al...
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Campaigning ends for final phase
JAMMU, Dec 18: High-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended today, with a number of high-profile candidates including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, trying their luck in the contest for 20 seats. 213 candidates, including five sitting ministers i.e., Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, ministers Sham Lal Sharma, Raman Bhalla, Manohar Lal Sharma (all from Congr...
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PDP uniform force to unite all regions, sub-regions: Mehbooba
JAMMU, Dec 18: Reiterating resolve of her party to aggressively pursue the pro-people agenda, president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti today said that PDP had become a uniform force to unite all the regions and sub-regions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. She said that PDP emerged as credible voice of the people of J&K. Addressing series of public meetings in Nagrota assembly segment in support of party candidate Hussa...
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No specific militant threat, but ready to avoid any disruption: DGP
JAMMU, Dec 18: Two days ahead of the last phase of assembly elections in the state, in which 20 assembly segments of Jammu are going to polls on December 20, Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar Thursday said though there is no specific militant threat, police have taken extra measures to foil any attempts of violence. The state police chief said that no specific militant threat has been received for the polls scheduled to be held ...
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Farooq: Vote in large numbers to keep communal parties at bay
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today said that huge number of people should take part in the democratic process to defeat the divisive agenda of BJP. In a fax message to people of Jammu from London, Dr Farooq Abdullah appealed the people in Jammu region to vote in large numbers and defeat the divisive agenda of communal parties like BJP who are hell bent upon to destroy the secular fabric of the state. ...
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Police stops protest against Peshawar attack, calls it ‘anti-national’
NEW DELHI, Dec 18: Protests were held across the country against the dastardly terror attacks in Peshawar and schools observed two minutes silence on the directions of prime minister Narendra Modi. However, Delhi police had its own way in dealing with a candle light night vigil organized by various organizations near India Gate on Wednesday, not only disallowing the rally but also cracking down on the activists, detaining 35 of them. A day aft...
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Prayers in absentia
Protest demonstrations against Peshawar school attack
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: Several protest demonstrations were held at several places in Srinagar today against the killing of students in Peshawar Pakistan. Various religious and separatist organizations have planned to offer prayers in absentia after Friday prayers tomorrow for killed students at Peshawar. Hundreds of students of Kashmir University holding banners and placards in their hands held a protest demonstration at Lal Chowk against yesterday...
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School children in valley feel pain of Peshawar massacre
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: The carnage of school children in Peshawar Pakistan has sent shock waves among the students across the valley. Children studying in various schools in the city expressed their pain and the sorrow felt for the brutally massacred kids in Peshawar. While expressing their views regarding the killings large number of school going kids revealed that they share the pain and agony of the killed children and those who lost their loved ...
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PDP promises comprehensive policy for Jammu
Mufti seeks Jammuites’ support to establish new system of equality
JAMMU, Dec 18: With a promise to formulate a comprehensive programme and policy for the socio-economic growth and development of Jammu region, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today wound up his aggressive election campaign for the fifth and final phase by addressing series of public meetings at R S Pura and Gandhi Nagar assembly segments in support of party candidates Trilok Singh Bajwa, Bhushan Dogra and Amrik...
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Will sit in Oppn, if we don’t have numbers: NC
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: Ruling National Conference (NC) today said that it would sit in the opposition if it doesn’t get numbers to form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir after the state elections 2014. “As a political party we can only say that if we don’t get the adequate numbers after the elections for the next government formation, we would like to sit in the opposition in the legislative assembly,” NC additional general secretary Dr Sheik...
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Azad: BJP changing colour like chameleons in J&K
Tilak Mehra
JAMMU, Dec 18: Castigating the Bharatiya Janta Party (BPJ) for using its polarization card to garner public support, senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that not communal politics, but the development would lead to peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a public gathering in Khour area of Chhamb constituency, Azad said that BJP was sinking in Jammu after facing a rout in Kashmir during th...
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Sidhu's convoy attacked in Jammu, 2 arrested
Attackers were supporters of local Congress MLA: BJP
JAMMU, Dec 18: BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s convoy was on Thursday attacked by unidentified assailants who pelted the cars with bricks and stones, leaving his driver injured at Bhour camp, on the outskirts of Jammu city, police said. The cricketer-turned politician was campaigning in the Bhour camp area for the party candidate from Gandhi Nagar Kavinder Gupta in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, when some unknown persons hurled stone...
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No rain in Jammu till Dec 23; valley continues to freeze
Leh coldest in J&K at minus 14 deg C
JAMMU, Dec 18: Despite the bitter cold wave engulfing the city , there is no forecast of rain till the next week. The mornings are troubled with fog, causing difficulty for the commuters. As per the Meteorological Department there is no likelihood of rain in the Jammu region till December 23, though the reports depict the sky to remain cloudy for the coming days. The rains here depend on the Western Disturbances and in recent years they get ...
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Direct contest in Billawar, triangular in Basohli
Serohi Nandan
JAMMU, Dec 18: Basohli constituency of Kathua district is witnessing triangular contest while Billawar assembly segment is all set for a direct contest between Congress and BJP candidates both holding doctorate degree. Both the constituencies are going to polls in fifth and last phase of assembly elections on December 20. Basohli constituency, in the background of political and personal rivalries, is witnessing triangular contest among candid...
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Cartoon Corner
10 mines explode in Poonch forest fire
POONCH, Dec 18: More than 10 land mines exploded whereas forest produce worth lakhs was turned into ashes after fire broke out at Line of Control (LoC) in Sawjian area of Poonch. Official reports said that mysterious fire broke out in more than 5 hectares of evergreen forest enclosure at Sawjian area of Mandi tehsil in Poonch district today this morning at around 10.30 AM causing huge losses to forest produce. The reason behind the fire was not...
> Weather plays spoilsport
> CEO gets relief in appointments case
> 478 MCC violation complaints received, 248 disposed-off: Narula
> HC restrains J&K govt from issuing further SRO
> Over 1 Lakh 16 thousand cases disposed in National Lok Adalats
Rape accused attacks police with grenade, cop injured
SRINAGAR, Dec 18: A police constable was injured when a person accused of rape hurled grenade towards the police party when the latter approached him for summon execution today. Superintendent of Police (SP) Kupwara said that constable Ghulam Hassan of Dragmulla police post was injured when a person accused of rape hurled a grenade towards the police party. Ghulam Qadir Dar, resident of Bumhama, Kupwara was accused of rape and an FIR was regis...
> Vote for PDP: APSCC
> Minor murdered in South Kashmir
> HC to initiate contempt proceedings against encroachers
> Militant killed in encounter: Army
> Searches in Poonch after suspicious movements
Mission 44 to Mission 20
Prime minister Narendra Modi on the last leg of his campaigning for the fifth and final phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir betrayed his sense of frustration by raking up the regional divisions, unlike his previous visits during the election campaigning when he was pandering with an essentially moderate image to the other hostile territory of Kashmir Valley. His venomous retorts about regional discrimination and Kashmir’s political domination ...
> Mayhem in Peshawar
> No to wars, yes to child rights
> Bloodshed on J&K roads
> Focus on poverty, not conversion
> A development model of communalism, military politicisation - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Pakistan's terror sitcom
By Ayesha Siddiqa
All those bright and shining faces lost in the darkness of blood and violence. But will this be treated as Pakistan's 9/11? Is this the moment when, after losing 132 children, we have recognised that we will have to fight this battle for our survival so that our children can live their lives peacefully and schools don't have to close to mourn the death of the innocent? People seem to be in a state of shock. But there is also the likelihood that ...
> They did Not Die In Vain..! - By Robert Clements
> It's about intimidation - By Bina Shah
> Your hands..! - By Robert Clements
> 200 days on, missing Dr Singh - By Jawed Naqvi
> Free maids in Manhattan! - By Robert Clements
Let's Talk About Kashmir
By Jonah Blank
On July 31, 1988, two explosions shook the Kashmiri summer capital of Srinagar. It might have been a shot heard 'round the world: Although nobody was killed, the bombings by the previously nonviolent Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front marked the beginning of an insurgency that would soon be a focal point for global insurgency. At the time, few people outside of the region seemed to notice. By the following summer, however, Kashmir was firmly on ...
> Me and My Politician - By Mir Masood Ali
> The Danish Santa - By Gwynne Dyer
> Moments Painful, Appalling and Touching - By Humra Quraishi
> New found opposition unity - By Dr Satish Misra
> Mahabharata's last battle - By M. Ashraf
Tributes to Gyanchandani
Dear Editor, This is in response to a BBC report about the death of Sobo Gyanchandani, a well known Communist leader of Sindh. The report also spoke of his differences with the group in the undivided Communist Party of India over the question of India’s attitude I the second World War- whether to oppose or support the British, Gyanchandani refused to move to India in 1947 though all his family members did so. The army major who come to arrest ...
> Cleanliness begins with self
> Border-dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Delhi
> Banned placards taken inside Lok Sabha
> Grave violation of MCC by Shri Narinder Modi
> Nobel laureate’s speech
Attack on Peshawar School: Centre asks states to beef security
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 (Agencies): In the wake of the terror attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar, Centre today asked all states to beef up security particularly in educational institutions. "An advisory has been issued to the state governments," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters outside Parliament House. He was responding to queries about steps taken by the government to ensure security of schools in the wake of terror strike on a Pe...
> Oil firms resume supply of fuel to SpiceJet on cash payment
> Class 10 student held for sexual assault of 11-yr old
> 4-yr old allegedly raped in school
> Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha to provide death oenalty for hijackers
> Govt asks DoPT to take action against Google for incorrect maps
Pak in deep mourning over Peshawar school attack
ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (Agencies): A shocked Pakistan today began observing three days of national mourning for the 141 people, mostly children, massacred by the Taliban suicide attackers in horrendous terror attack in northwestern city of Peshawar. All educational institutions were closed in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, of which Peshawar is the capital, in the aftermath of the tragedy that has shaken the world. The national flag was flying at h...
> Sharif announces national plan to combat terrorism
> PETA names former SC Judge 'Man of the Year'
> Hamas hails EU court removal from terror list
> EU court strikes Hamas off from terror blacklist
> Over 126, mostly students, klilled in Taliban attack on school
AIBA bans Sarita Devi for 1-yr
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 (Agencies): Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi was today handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games but the punishment is unlikely to hurt her career too badly as she would be available to compete in the 2016 Olympic qualifiers. Sarita, who had refused to accept the medal to protest her controversial semifinal bout loss, has been banned retrospe...
> VVAPS conducted its 3rd Annual Sports meet Rajouri
> JKPS shines in CBSE Aerobics nationals
> Jammu and Kashmir crash to 277-run defeat
> J&K team leaves for Judo nationals
> PG Deptt eves wins Inter Collegiate Cross Country Championship
SEBI makes fresh bid to find Sahara investors eligible for refunds
NEW DELHI, Dec 17 (Agencies): In a fresh effort to locate Sahara investors eligible for refunds, regulator SEBI has asked bondholders to submit their claims by next month along with necessary proof of their investments. The latest exercise follows a similar attempt made by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in August, wherein the eligible bondholders were asked to submit their refund claims to the regulator by September 30, 2014....
> No tender issued to buy VVIP choppers: Parrikar
> Make tax evasion serious crime for black money info: SIT
> PM should be arrested for Sahara Scam: Mamata threatens protests
> Kerala FM K.M. mani booked in bar bribe scam
> Now mini 5-kg cylinders at subsidised rate
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