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Hurriyat to Modi: Thank you our ‘prime sevak’
Mohammad Sayeed Malik
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Irrespective of if, how and when India and Pakistan eventually sort out the diplomatic row over abrupt cancellation of the scheduled Aug 25 meeting of the foreign secretaries, Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders owe it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for gifting them with unearned restoration of their local political relevance. Mutually bickering groups of the Hurriyat had, in fact, lost their bearings in the recent past. T...
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Talks with Kashmir separatists to continue: Basit
India hits out at Pak
NEW DELHI, Aug 20: India today strongly hit out at Pakistan for describing Kashmiri separatists as 'stakeholders' in the resolution of Kashmir problem, saying as per Simla Agreement it was a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and any other approach will "not yield results". It also criticised Pakistan for making assurances that "had no meanings", be it on not allowing the country or territories under its control to be used for anti-Indi...
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Hurriyat (M) rejects MEA’s statement
After meeting Basit, Mirwaiz back in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Hurriyat Conference (M) has rejected the statement made by the Indian foreign ministry that “Kashmir was a bilateral issue and had only two stake holders”. A Hurriyat spokesman stated that Kashmiris can’t be sidelined since they are the main stakeholders to the dispute. He stated that the statement was contrary to the political and historical realities, adding, bilaterally the issue cannot be solved. It has bore no fruits in p...
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Shah’s plea to Modi
‘Don’t create hurdles in good ties, K-solution’
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Shabir Ahmad Shah, senior Hurriyat Conference (JK) leader, today appealed prime minister Narendra Modi not to create hurdles in good Indo-Pak relations and in the efforts for solution of Kashmir issue saying such moves can only increase hostilities. Shah was addressing a press conference here after his return from New Delhi, where he met Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit. He viewed that despite latest setback in Indo-Pak...
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China hails India's 'objective understanding' on LAC
BEIJING, Aug 20 (Agencies): China today appreciated the Indian Army's response on recent reports of incursions by the PLA in Ladakh, saying it reflected "objective understanding" of the "special situation" along the borders. In a guarded response to the reports that the Chinese troops entered 25 to 30 km deep into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Burtse area in Ladakh, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying cal...
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Forces prevent China to encroach our land: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 (Agencies): Against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese troops, India today said its armed forces were taking “more than adequate” action on such incidents and have not allowed China to encroach any part of its territory. “There have been cases where their patrols have been getting into areas which are perceived by us as our territory. Therefore, our forces have been taking adequate action and so far, we have not allowed the...
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Missing jawan's body found in Siachen after 18 years
NEW DELHI, Aug 20: The body of an Indian Army Havaldar has been recovered from Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, 18 years after he was reported missing from the world's highest battlefield. Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag today paid homage to the "well preserved" body of Havaldar Gaya Prasad which was buried in snow at the Glacier, where temperatures drop to minus 60. Prasad, a native of Mainpuri district in Uttar Pradesh, had gone missi...
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Shafi accuses Cong of sabotaging NC’s plans
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Member parliament and senior National Conference (NC) leader Mohammad Shafi Uri today accused Congress of creating hurdles in the state government’s efforts to address the mounting unemployment problem in the state. Shafi said that Congress, right from the day one, since the formation of coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir has been sabotaging governance on the ground. Addressing public rallies in various areas of North ...
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Indian, Pak troops trade fire on Poonch LoC
MENDHAR, Aug 20: After a day-long lull, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing at forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district. Official sources said that Pakistani troops of 651 Mujahid Regiment opened indiscriminate firing from their Top Gidran Post targeting Indian forward Post MS Tekri in Balakot sector of Mendhar tehsil at around 9.45 PM. The firing continued till 10.30 PM and the troops of 15 Bihar R...
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2 killed in Keran encounter
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Two militants were killed in an ongoing encounter at Keran sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday evening, reports a local news agency GNS. A senior army official said that army’s 7 Garhwal cordoned off the forest area near the Rohtoo Gali in the sector. As the combing operation was on, the militants hiding in the area opened fire upon the army. The fire was retaliated, ensuing a gun battle. “During the enco...
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Next CM should be Hindu: Sham Lal
JAMMU, Aug 20: Minister for Public Health Engineering (PHE) Minister, Sham Lal Sharma today said that the next chief minister of the state should be a Hindu. Addressing a Congress youth rally here today, he asked them to have a new slogan during the forthcoming assembly elections. He said that we must fight for a Hindu chief minister for the state. We should also raise your voice for a regional council for the Jammu region. Sharma said if a p...
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Smoke bomb creates panic in Rajouri
RAJOURI, Aug 20: Panic gripped Jammu-Rajouri National Highway at Kellar when all of a sudden war like explosive material was recovered from under the land while digging for construction purpose. Police reports said that Kala Ram son of Doulat Ram of Kellar Chatyar was digging his land using JCB for construction purpose. After digging about 5 to 6 feet deep the JCB driver found some material under the land. The driver immediately informed the ow...
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JKLF’s protest in Srinagar
People sacrificing their youth in jails are our heroes: Bhat
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: JKLF today organized a protest sit at Partap Park here to show solidarity with the innocent political prisoners languishing in jails of Jammu Kashmir and outside. Besides the family members and relatives of jailed persons, the JKLF leaders and activists took part in the protest. The separatists hailed the jailed Kashmiri and lauded their services in the ongoing movement. JKLF vice chairman Bashir Ahmad Bhat said the people ...
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94th SLBC meeting held
JKB major contributor in credit disbursed under AAP
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Banks operating in J&K State have extended credit aggregating Rs.2,570.02 Crore to 92,135 beneficiaries both under Priority and Non-priority sector during first quarter ended June 2014 of the financial year (FY) 2014-15. J&K Bank alone has disbursed Rs.1707.13 Crore which accounts for 66.42percent of the total credit disbursed by all the banks in the state under the annual action plan of the current financial year. This was...
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Arms, explosives seized in Banihal
JAMMU, Aug 20: Security forces claimed to have recovered huge quantity of arms, ammunitions and explosives in Nachalana area of Banihal, today. Defence spokesman said that based on specific intelligence inputs, a joint operation was launched by the troops of Rashtriya Rifles Battalion based at Nachlana alongwith SOG Ramban and JKP during the intervening night of August 19, 2014. During the operation, a well sited militant hideout was discover...
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Employees detained during protest
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Fifteen daily wagers and casual workers were arrested during a protest at Press Enclave here. Hundreds of their colleagues protested at Press Colony on the call given by Kashmir Joint Action Committee (KJAC), for regularization of daily wagers and casual workers. As the protesting employees reached Press Colony, the police asked them to disperse but they insisted on going ahead with the demonstration, following which 15 among...
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India’s jingoism, Pak’s political crisis
The atmospherics of jingoism building up on the Indian side may not directly impact the ongoing political theatrics of absurd in Pakistan but it may indeed facilitate a situation of greater chaos and weakening of democracy with likelihood of Pakistan army taking over the reins of the country. This may ultimately neither augur well for longer lasting peace between India and Pakistan, towards which the BJP in power has no ideological moorings, nor...
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Real target: Kashmir special status
By K P Nayar
The decision to call off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan has more to do with the BJP's domestic agenda and less to do with the Narendra Modi government's foreign policy. At the BJP headquarters on Ashoka Road in New Delhi, Amit Shah, the new party president, is fine-tuning "Mission 44+", which cannot realistically co-exist with any breakthroughs in relations with Islamabad. "Mission 44+" is the codename for Shah's strategy to repea...
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Indo-Pak relations and mindless debates
By Humra Quraishi
There is a strange sort of churning on, an eerie build up. There is horrifying violence and deceit and foul play. Not just here but also elsewhere, all over this world. It gets unbearable to view those constant relays on the small screen. In fact, for the last several weeks I don't bother to watch those endless cum mindless television discussions, those big and small fights. Instead, find refuge in viewing just about two channels - Care World wh...
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Tough battle for Cong
Dear Editor, Jammu and Kashmir, going to assembly polls soon has already seen a revolt in the Congress unit with two-time Lok Sabha member from Udhampur Chowdhary Lal Singh resigning from the party on being denied the ticket in the May elections. His resentment grew after the candidate who replaced him-- Ghulam Nabi Azad-- .lost the election. The Congress has a big task ahead: To fix its house that is already on the verge of crumbling. But for ...
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Sharmila walks free, vows to carry on fast
IMPHAL, Aug 20 (Agencies): A teary-eyed rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, today walked free from a make-shift prison here vowing to continue her fight for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Forces Act. Without the familiar nasal drip, a part of the abiding symbol of her struggle, frail-looking Sharmla, 41, was escorted out of the government hospital at Porompat where a room was converted into a jail. ...
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Don't let even the PM leave, says Qadri as protestors besiege Pak parliament
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (Agencies): Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri asked his supporters to guard all entry and exit points of the building and not let anyone move in or out of it until Sharif resigns. Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan have been leading separate p...
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Jodhamal felicitates International, National level winners
JAMMU, Aug 20: Jodhamal School felicitated its International and National level winners in a function held here today. Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion. The School Management informed that it began with the IAYP International Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh Award). Six students namely Subhagya Pargal, Devansh Suri, Kritika Chopra, Manik Sharma, Sayali Verma and Simran Kaur Rainu ...
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2G Scam: Court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 (Agencies): Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, were today granted bail by a special CBI court. "All the bail applications are allowed," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said and asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs five lakh each and a surety of like amount. Earlier during the day, the court granted ...
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