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Militant killed in Kupwara, violent clashes in Sopore
Police vehicle torched, stone-pelting
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SRINAGAR, Jun 28: Army today said it killed a militant in an encounter at Nagri in Kupwara. According to a defence spokesman, the militant belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen. He added a search operation was conducted by army and police jointly after an intelligence input that a militant was present in the area. The militant was asked to surrender but he opened fire, resulting in an encounter, in which he was killed. The slain militant was identified...
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3 killed as car falls into Ramsu gorge
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BANIHAL/RAMBAN, June 28: Three persons died on the spot when an Alto car in which they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into 300 feet deep gorge near Panthial on Srinagar-Jammu highway, today. Police reports said that an Alto car bearing registration number DL4CAF-3334, en-route Srinagar overturned and skidded off the road near Panthial bridge in Ramsu area at around 6.30 AM. The car fell into a deep gorge. Soon after the...
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TOP STORIES
Govt order against deadwood challenged
HC asks govt to reinstate terminated Medical Officer
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, June 28: The High Court has asked the state government to reinstate Dr Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Medical Officer Medical Supplies Corporation who was one among the 63 officers who were terminated from services by the State government on July 1, last year. Disposing of his petition, Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, ordered that Dr Dar be taken back to his department and be accorded all consequential benefits. Pertinently, the then state government ...
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Gunmen decamp with gun of BJP leader's PSO
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SRINAGAR, Jun 28: Suspected militants today decamped with service rifle of Personal Security Official (PSO) of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) member in Budgam district. BJP leader Abdul Rehman Chopan, who lives in Panzan in Chadoora, and had unsuccessfully contested Assembly elections in 2014, today informed the police that few gunmen barged in his house this morning and decamped with the rifle of his PSO, Bashir Ahmed. Ahmad was not in the house ...
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CM visits Makhdoom Sahab (RA) shrine, Rs 100 cr earmarked for heritage tourism promotion in Shahr-e-Khaas: Mehbooba
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SRINAGAR, Jun 28: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the state government will create productive infrastructure in the tourism sector in Shahr-e-Khaas to promote the historic Old City of Srinagar as a cherished religious and heritage tourism destination. She said the Tourism Department has been tasked to formulate a comprehensive proposal in this regard. “Rs 100 crore out of Rs 80000 crore Prime Minister’s Development Package would be spe...
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CM inaugurates exhibition of rare Quranic Manuscripts
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SRINAGAR, Jun 28: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the award money for best local language book given by Cultural Academy would be increased from present Rs 51000 to Rs one lakh. She also called for safeguarding the local languages from the onslaught of modernity. “This award ceremony is in a real sense the celebration of J&K’s distinct cultural and linguistic diversity,” the chief minister said while addressing a function organized b...
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NC stages walk out over BJP’s demand to ‘bomb Pakistan’
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SRINGAR, June 28: National Conference today staged walk out from the Legislative assembly over the demand of BJP to bomb Pakistan administered Kashmir. National Conference senior leader Devender Singh Rana supported by other members of the party stood up from his seats during the question hour and demanded that government should clarify the demand of BJP to imitate aerial attacks on Pakistan. Rana said that aerial bombing demand of BJP has cre...
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Govt denies report about separatist leaders receiving Hawala money
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SRINAGAR, Jun 28: The state government today denied that it had received any report about separatist leaders receiving hawala money. However, the government said 37 people have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly providing hawala money for "spreading militant activities". "A total of 17 cases were registered during the last three years till May 12 in connection with hawala transactions," chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a wri...
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OTHER STORIES
Altaf, Drabu exchange hot words in assembly
Opposition stages walk out
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SRINGAR, Jun 28: Senior National Conference leader and MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmad and finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu had heated arguments in legislative assembly today after the former said that locals have been denied jobs in construction of Z-Morh Tunnel. The issue cropped up during Zero Hour when Altaf said that locals of Kangan have been ignored in jobs in construction of the tunnel, “despite an agreement with the company and the governm...
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Rajnath reviews J&K security situation
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SRINAGAR, June 28: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed a deadly attack on a CRPF convoy that left eight personnel dead, and directed security forces to intensify vigil in the state. During the hour-long meeting, the Home Minister was briefed about the internal security situation in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in the rest of the country and the steps taken to ensure peace. T...
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MMSFES to roll out from Jul 1
Under-scaling of ration not to be tolerated: Zulfikar
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SRINAGAR, Jun 28: Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali Tuesday, while reiterating that Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) would roll out from July 1, warned that anybody found involved in under scaling of food grains or sugar would be dealt with iron hands. While chairing meeting of all Assistant Directors of Kashmir, the minister said that that under scaling of food grains or sugar woul...
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Resume talks with Pak, bring Kashmir to centre stage: Kulkarni
MUMBAI, June 28 (Agencies): Asserting that the Indo-Pak dialogues have so far pushed Kashmir to the margins, the chairman of the Mumbai branch of the Observer Research Foundation, Sudheendra Kulkarni, said Tuesday that both nations should bring issues of valley to the centre stage. "Both the countries (India and Pakistan) must pledge to resume dialogue on all issues, including the Kashmir issue, but unfortunately our bilateral dialogues have ke...
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Power arrears accumulate to Rs 2000 Cr in 4 yrs
CAG slams PDD over poor collection of arrears
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JAMMU, Jun 28: Flippant attitude of the state Power Development Department (PDD) allowed the arrears on electricity charges to accumulate to whopping Rs 2,000 Cr during the last four years. PDD has come in for sharp criticism in detailed scrutiny in the annual report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the annual report of which was tabled in the state assembly on Monday. “Lack of any serious measure for recovery of arrears can b...
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Aap Shambhu Temple desecration case
Court sends accused to 14-day judicial remand
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JAMMU, June 28 (JNF): Court today granted fourteen days judicial remand of accused allegedly involved in Aap Shambhu Temple desecration case. Principal Sessions Judge Jammu today granted fourteen days judicial remand of accused who was arrested by the Janipur police in FIR number 51 of 2016 under section 295, 295-A, 353 and 506 RPC in Aap Shambu temple desecration case. Today about 2.30 PM accused was produced in the court in tight security an...
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Over 8,000 AK series rifles recovered in last 14 yrs: Govt
JAMMU, June 28: Over 8,000 AK series rifles and nearly 10 lakh AK rounds of ammunition have been recovered from militants in the last 14 years in Jammu and Kashmir, government said on Tuesday. The security agencies have recovered 8,146 AK-47/56/74 rifles from militants from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2015 during counter-insurgency operations, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the charge of Home Department, said in a written rep...
> Green nod to Rs 4640.88 Cr Kiru hydroelectric project in J&K
> e-assembly project: Much ado about nothing!
> Parliamentary panel visits IB to review border management
> Govt announces June 21 as holiday
> SVC directs DFO, Tehsildar to retrieve encroached land
 
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Probe ordered into PDD man’s electrocution
SRINAGAR, Jun 28: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the incident which occurred the other day at Seri Panditan in Gharota area of Jammu outskirts in which three PDD employees were electrocuted, resulting in death of two. The Deputy Chief Minister said that action would be initiated against the concerned officials who were responsible for the incident. He further assured that adequate compensation would b...
> Guv expresses grief
> Guv congratulates CM
> Mehbooba meets Vohra
> Govt to look into CDF, salary hike of legislators: Haq
> IAF to hand over 11.8 acres of land to AAI at Leh
 
 
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Misplaced hawkishness
Barring the symbolism of inviting Pakistan premier, Nawaz Sharif to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony two years ago and the latter's surprise visit to Pakistan last December, there is little effort made by the two sides since the Modi led BJP government took over to negotiate peace and friendship between India and Pakistan. Needless to point out that the governments in India and Pakistan need to take a call on pressing n...
> Lessons from Pulwama
> Bloodbath in Indian markets
> Lyrics of love and longing - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> The taxman's rollback
> Ensure food security in J&K
 
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Countering climate change v/s neo-mercantilist goals
By D. Ravi Kanth
India along with other developing countries appear now to be facing an acid test in global climate change negotiations and at the WTO on how to ensure that their efforts to build robust domestic industries for manufacturing solar cells, solar modules and other products for renewable energy takes precedence over profits-driven trade rules framed by the United States and other developed countries, several negotiators told the SUNS. On April 20, I...
> Classes for Agitators..! - By Robert Clements
> Negotiating with Undeclared Emergency - By Pushkar Raj
> The Winds of Change..! - By Robert Clements
> International day against drug abuse & illicit trafficking
> Brexit - and may be then Frexit, Nexit, Swexit...? - By Gwynne Dyer
 
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Brexit is only the latest proof
By Glenn Greenwald
The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that - for once - their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline. Media reaction to the Brexit vote falls into two general categories: (1) earnest, candid attempts to understand what motivated voters to make this choice, even if that means indicting one's own establishment circles, and (2) ...
> Loose cannons in BJP create problems for party leaders - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Mehbooba wins by-polls - Challenges before her - By B.L. Saraf
> America: Choose wisdom over Cowboy Trump - By Ayushman Singh Jamwal
> Britain's EU-exit adds to global uncertainties - By S. Sethuraman
> After Brexit, India has a new opportunity - By Subrata Majumder
 
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Playing religious politics over detection of fraud in MCD pension-scheme not proper
Dear Editor, It refers to media-reports about presenting father-son duo from a particular minority-religion in a press-conference by ruling BJP in North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) over the husband having drawn disability-pension for his wife without meeting the norms. Exposing the great impropriety by Central Information Commission (CIC) had caused great discomfort for Leader of Opposition in Delhi state-legislative-assembly because his...
> Corporal punishment in schools
> Addiction of TV serials
> Why special silver-alloy commemorative coins for selected VVIPs only?
> NRHM employees row
> Prime Minister’s Man ki Baat
 
 
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J&K convoy ambushes: 15 troops killed in last one year
NEW DELHI, Jun 28 (Agencies): Fifteen troops have been killed and over 60 injured in half-a-dozen militant attacks on convoys or road opening parties of central security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year. As per a Home Ministry report, militants have attacked security forces with precision in the last one year. Despite launching only six such hits, they inflicted fatal injuries on 15 soldiers from BSF and CRPF while injuring 63 o...
> Azad trashes PM's foreign policy claims
> Modi lacks comprehensive policy towards Pak: Opposition
> Prez forwards Swamy's complaint against Kejriwal to Home Ministry
> Dismiss ministers with criminal antecedents, Mayawati to UP CM
> 'Humiliated' QED blames Akhilesh for cancellation of merger
 
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China wants mutually acceptable solution to issues with India
BEIJING, June 28 (Agencies): In a guarded response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments that India has a "whole lot of problems" with China, Beijing on Tuesday said it will be in dialogue with New Delhi to find a "fair, sensible and mutually acceptable solution" to the contentious issues. "We have noted the relevant report. China-India relationship is in a generally good state," foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told agencies here in re...
> China blocking India's NSG entry 'morally legitimate': Media
> 42 dead in Yemen suicide attacks claimed by IS
> Pak Hindu scribe forced to drink from separate glass at office
> Qaeda praises Orlando gunman, asks Jihadists to target Whites
> 'India deserves to be in NSG, the US will work for it'
 
 
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Semis Line up Drawn in Pawan T20
JMMU, June 28: Semifinals position has been cleared with the entry of Singh Cricket Club in the last four stages of the ongoing 8 th Pawan Memorial Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at Government Higher Secondary School ground, Akhnoor. Other teams already reached the semifinals included Little Flower School Akhnoor, Tanishta Jammu and Singh Baba Talab. Now, in the semifinals, Singh Cricket Club Akhnoor shall take on Little Flower School Akhnoor on J...
> DN Pangotra Elected Joint Secretary of TFI
> Manoj Prabhakar's contract with the Afghanistan team not renewed
> Anil Kumble embarrassed: BCCI opposing DRS, but his cricket committee is supporting it
> Shaheen wins Summer Gold Cup
> Krishan of Punjab claims Panya Kesari dangal
 
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Government's top priority is eliminating poverty: Naidu
DELHI, June 27 (Agencies): Stressing that the government's top priority is eliminating poverty, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu today urged commercial banks to scale up lending to the urban poor for setting up micro-enterprises. In his inaugural address at the National Conference on 'Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)' here, Naidu emphasised on the need for enhanced ...
> Swamy keeps up attack on CEA, brushes aside Jaitley's remarks
> Aim to double taxpayer base to 10 crore: PM to Officials
> New Civil Aviation policy passed, now pay Rs 2,500 for an hour flight
> All online purchases to attract GST, says Model Law
> Dissatisfied with Modi govt on black money issue: Ramdev
 
 
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