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`Imran Khan will take positive direction’
Pak army chief talked about peace: Sidhu
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (Agencies): Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab minister who travelled to Pakistan to watch 'friend' Imran Khan take over as Pakistan Prime Minister, prophesised a positive change in Islamabad's approach towards India. “He will be taking the positive direction... and positive anything is better than negative nothing,” Sidhu told in an interview with a national news channel. In his victory speech last month, Imran Khan had favoure...
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Article 35A issue
Protest rally in boats in Dal lake
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: A protest rally on boats was today taken out at Dal lake here against the attempts to abrogate article 35A. The rally was organised by Kashmir economic alliance (KEA). The boat owners and workers, carrying banners and chanting slogans, assembled near Nehru Park in Dal lake. The rally moved in different directions in the lake. It finally culminated peacefully. Talking to media persons, KEA co-chairman Farooq Dar expressed expr...
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Cong revokes Aiyar’s suspension
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (Agencies): Congress president Rahul Gandhi has revoked the suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the party. An official notification, issued by party general secretary Ashok Gehlot said, “Congress President has approved the recommendation of the Central Disciplinary Committee of AICC for revocation of suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the Primary Membership of the Congress party with immediate effect.” Aiyar was suspende...
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Batch of 148 pilgrims leaves Jammu
2.82 lakh pilgrims pay obeisance so far
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Aug 19: A group of 148 pilgrims Sunday left for the Amarnath cave shrine from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here. In the meanwhile, on the 53rd day of the ongoing pilgrimage, 802 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 2,82,376 pilgrims had the darshan of the Shivling at the holy cave. Earlier in the morning from Jammu, 148 pilgrims, including 49 women, boarded eight vehicles and left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in the wee hou...
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Govt bans posting of teachers with ZEO offices
‘DSEK orders operationalisation of all dysfunctional toilets in schools’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo Sunday directed that no teacher would be allowed to work in Zonal Education Offices. He issued this direction in a meeting with Joint Directors and Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of Kashmir division. The meeting was organised to review the implementation of the directions of the state government regarding detachment of the employees at the ground level. The DSEK directed all the ...
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J&K govt to give Rs 2 cr for Kerala flood relief: Vohra
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Governor N N Vohra has conveyed to Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of Kerala, the sorrow and sincere sympathy of the people and the government of Jammu and Kashmir over the tragic loss of hundreds of innocent lives and the enormous damage to public and private properties on account of the worst flood crisis which Kerala has faced in the past several decades. The Governor has also conveyed to chief minister Kerala the decision...
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City markets start swarming ahead of Eid-Ul-Azha
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Despite being Sunday the markets across the city remained crowded ahead of Eid-Ul-Azha which is being celebrated on Wednesday. While the shoppers in large numbers were seen thronging the markets for shopping purposes, a huge rush was witnessed across the city as people in large numbers were seen buying animals for sacrifice. Flocks of sacrificial animals were available in city markets to be sold on Eid Ul Azha (which is als...
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Sehrai elected chairman of TeH
Asks Omar to stop theatrics on Art 35A
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Senior separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was today elected chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) for three years. The elections were held at TeH office here. TeH was founded by Syed Ali Shah Geelani several years back. He continued as chairman of the party till early this year. Geelani resigned from the chairman post and appointed Sehrai as interim chairman till elections and today the polls were held where Sehrai was el...
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OTHER STORIES
Infiltration bid foiled, militant killed: Army
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SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Army today claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing a militant at Kasturi Naar in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A defence spokesperson said an infiltration bid was foiled at Kasturi Naar area in Baramulla. He said so far one militant was killed and operation is going on in the area. Yesterday, police had claimed that army foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara and killed three militants....
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Army jawan killed in Kupwara mine blast
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SRINAGAR, Aug 19: An army jawan was killed in a landmine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Police said the jawan was injured in the explosion at Gulab Post near Lashdath in north Kashmir's Kupwara district yesterday. The jawan was taken to a hospital where he succumbed later, they said....
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Bijbehara: A doctor attends 100 to 150 patients a night
Huge patient rush leads to chaotic scenes in the hospital during evening hours
ESS AHMAD
BIJBEHARA, Aug 19: Despite paucity of manpower, doctors and para-medics might be managing the huge influx of patients at sub-district hospital (SDH) Bijbehara during the day time but after 4.00 PM the healthcare in the hospital remains an epitome of mess. Located on the old Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the hospital is one of the crowded healthcare facilities in the district catering to a population of over three dozen villages. Though three...
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Amarinder ticks off Sidhu for hugging Pak army chief
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 (Agencies): Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ticked off his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the prime minister of the neighbouring country, terming his act as ‘wrong.’ “I think that was wrong for him to have shown the affection he did for the Pakistani army chief,” Amarinder Singh told reporters in Chandigarh, when asked for his c...
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Thousands still waiting to be rescued in rain-battered Kerala
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Aug 19(Agencies): Thousands of people in flood-hit areas in Kerala are battling all odds to survive as the death toll has touched 197 in the past 10 days in the second spell of monsoon fury since August 8. Many are still stranded in their homes with no food and sheaths of water around them at various places in Alapuzha, Thrissur and Ernakulam districts. The maximum death toll has been reported from Idukki district, where 43...
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Pope Francis urges help, prayers for Kerala
VATICAN CITY, Aug 19(Agencies): Pope Francis on Sunday called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by flooding in Kerala which has caused widespread death and destruction. The Pope said during the weekly Sunday prayers on St. Peter's Square that residents of Kerala had been hit by intense rains in recent days, which had led to flooding, landslides and an enormous loss of life, reports Efe news. He said t...
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Tarigami asks India, Pak to initiate fresh dialogue on Kashmir
JAMMU, Aug 18: CPI (M) secretary and four time MLA Kulgam, Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday appealed both the neighbouring countries including India and Pakistan to initiate a fresh dialogue process to resolve the Kashmir issue. Tarigami also urged to accommodate all the voices from the state including the dissent voices here to make the dialogue process fruitful. Talking to a Srinagar based news agency, Tarigami said, “A fresh dialogue in...
> Hope Imran to continue supporting Kashmiris’ cause: Mirwaiz
> Arms, ammunition found near LoC in Rajouri
> Security heightened in Jammu ahead of I-Day
> Batch of 346 pilgrims leaves Jammu
> Huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered in Poonch
 
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PDP delegation calls on Guv over article 35A
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: A delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today called on Governor N N Vohra here and emphasised the need to defend Article 35A, which guarantees special status to the state, before the Supreme Court. The delegation led by senior leader Abdul Rehman Veeri included Ghulam Nabi Lone, Ashraf Mir, Mehbooba Beg and Nizamuddin Bhat, a party spokesman said. "The delegation conveyed to the Governor their concern over the offensi...
> Army pays tribute to slain soldier
> We can’t disgrace and forget our sacrifices: Er. Rasheed
> Voters registered for Assembly segments entitled to vote for Municipal areas also: CEO
> Labour & Employment Deptt rationalises inspections
> Law Deptt calls for regular monitoring of cases pending in courts
 
 
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Flood disaster in Kerala
Deaths of more than 300 persons and loss to property due to unprecedented floods triggered by continued heavy rains in Kerala in the past few weeks is both unfortunate and tragic. Apart from this, more than three lakh people have been rendered homeless and have been forced to take shelter in the relief camps and still many others are waiting for rescue and relief operations in 11 districts of the state. It is also unfortunate that the rescue and...
> Vajpayee was an out and out RSS man, only with a mask - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Weakening Re worrisome
> Election year speech
> Attack on Umar Khalid is symptom of encouraging violence and intolerance through consistent campaigns to vilify dissenters
> Deaths in sewage pit
 
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Politics & lynching
By A.G. Noorani
AT long last, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed, in measured words, his disapproval of lynchings, which have spread since he took office. He never deigned to condemn them or their perpetrators, who are his supporters. Consider, in contrast, Ivanka Trump's condemnation of "white supremacy, racism and neo-Nazism", unlike her father, who drew scorn after the bloodshed in Charlottesville last year for refusing to condemn the white supremacist r...
> Pray for Kerala..! - By Robert Clements
> NRC and the Rationale of 'Final Solution' - By Ram Kumar Thakur
> Shelter homes or hell holes? - By Vasudha Rao
> Corbyn, Palestinians and Brexit - By Gwynne Dyer
> India Shining..! - By Robert Clements
 
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee was above political fault lines
By Brij Bhardwaj
With the passing away of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the nation has lost a statesman who was loved across political fault lines. He placed national interest over and above partisan politics. There have been very few political leaders who were admired by one and all. He had no political enemies. He alone could say governments will come and go, but the nation must remain inviolate. He not only took steps to make India a nuclear p...
> Why the Calamity in Kerala is a 'National Disaster'? - By K M Seethi
> Eid gifts! - By S Mukhtar
> LS elections in December is now a strong possibility - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Midnight at Wagah - By Syeda Hameed
> Is Modi a hype or real achiever? - By K R Sudhaman
 
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ID proof be must with every complaint
Dear Editor, It is quite usual that many complainants while filing complaints against government-employees and others paid from the public-exchequer, mark copies to dozens of authorities like President, Prime Minister, CAG, CVC, Chief Justice of India and many others even though the original complaint is to be dealt by some single agency. Many-a-times anonymous and fake complaints in name of others mainly involved in public-causes are also file...
> Recovery of rupees 5.84 lakhs from former UP CM not enough
> Death of an international icon Atal Bihari Vajpayee
> Welcome initiative by MPs for curbing population-explosion
> Vodafone insists for Aadhaar in violation of TRAI directions
> Central govt does well to scrutinise recommended names for judges
 
 
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Rain with thundershowers likely over parts of Uttar Pradesh: IMD
New Delhi, Aug 19 (Agencies): The Meteorological Centre in Lucknow predicted light to moderate rains accompanied with thundershowers over parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Showers are expected to hit places over Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Bahraich, Santravidasnagar, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Mau district and adjoining areas. "Rain/ Thundershowers are very likely to occur today during next three hours (valid up to ...
> No heavy rainfall in Kerala for next 5 days, predicts IMD
> Will bring bill to build Ram Temple when BJP has strength in LS, RS: UP Minister
> When Pranab Mukherjee's dog bit Atal Bihari Vajpayee
> Kerala floods death toll reaches 167, Modi to review situation today
> Shah Rukh Khan pens heartfelt note on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's demise
 
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Magnitude 8.2 quake strikes in Pacific Ocean, close to Fiji
FIJI, Aug 19 (Agencies): A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface. "I would not expect any damage. Peo...
> Opposition protesters clash with police as ruling party wins majority in Zimbabwe, one dead
> Pregnant US woman's husband arrested by immigration officials on way to hospital
> Genoa bridge collapse: Italy PM declares 12-month state of emergency
> Ibrahim al-Asiri, al Qaeda's master bomb maker, may be dead, claims UN
> Imran Khan pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
 
 
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Wrestling competition in Bhaderwah from August 18
JAMMU, Aug 17: Wrestlers from various parts of the country will participate in wrestling competition which will be held on August 18 to 19 August in Bhaderwah town, in the premises of Govt Hr Sec School boys Bhaderwah. “The Dangal is being organised by the Youth Action Committee in association with Indian Army and other organisations ,” President of the Committee , Naseer Mehboob Padder said.“This event is a regular feature in Bhaderwah for th...
> Geoff Boycott delays commentary resumption
> Jodhamal wins KCIS U-10 Soccer tourney
> Poonch TT team leaves Distt level competition
> JU’s sports calendar begins August 27
> Roll Ball trials on Aug 21
 
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UPA was 'reckless', gave up economic strength of Vajpayee years: Arun Jaitley
NEW DELHI: Union Minister Arun Jaitley has launched a blistering attack on the UPA in the ongoing political battle of words over GDP growth rates from 1993. Listing excerpts of economic data from the back series information released by the National Statistical Commission on Friday, Jaitley said the GDP growth clocked under the UPA was because of global trends and owed nothing to the UPA's efforts. Jaitley said in a Facebook post on Sunday that t...
> Bihar: Under Secretary posted at Patna Secretariat shot at, dies
> Not just Air India and Jet, all airlines in the world suffering losses: Prabhu
> Rupee gave 'Supreme Leader' a no confidence: Rahul mocks Modi yet again
> Kejriwal, Sisodia among 13 AAP MLAs chargesheeted in CS assault case
> Colossal damage to tourism and plantation sector
 
 
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