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Restrictions in Srinagar city parts
Shutdown affects normal life in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 17: Normal life in Kashmir valley came to grinding halt in the wake of shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) and restrictions imposed by the government in several parts of capital city on Saturday. Markets remained closed in Srinagar city and elsewhere while traffic remained off the roads, though slight movement of public and private transport could be seen in Civil Lines and uptown areas. City centre Lal Chowk ...
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Kathua rape and murder case
Rapists can’t be saved in garb of tri-colour: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Feb 17: National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah Saturday said BJP wants to give communal color to Kathua rape and murder incident. He said in the garb of tricolour the rapists of Asifa can’t be saved. Farooq Abullah was interacting with his party workers at his Gupkar based residence. Expressing anguish over the use of Indian tricolour by BJP activists during a rally to defend rapist, Farooq Abdullah said that this rally shows ...
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Minimum temperatures improve in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 17: The minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir showed improvement on Saturday due to cloud cover, according to the weather office. There would be further improvement in the weather during the next 24 hours, the office added. In Srinagar, the minimum temperature was 4.5 degrees Celsius while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 1.1 and minus 6.5 respectively. Kargil at minus 12.6 degrees Celsius was the coldest town in...
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5 youth held during pre-dawn search Op in Karimabad
ANANTNAG, Feb 17: Security forces on Saturday arrested at least five youth from volatile Karimabad village of southern Pulwama district during a search operation. The security forces also allegedly vandalised property and thrashed the people during the searches. Local sources said that at around 4 am, the security forces arrived in the village and started conducting house to house searches. "During the search operation the security men picked ...
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Rally in favour of ‘rapist, murderer’ is shameful: JRL
SRINAGAR, Feb 17: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said that a rally that was organized in Jammu against the arrest of a ‘rapist and murderer’ is a glaring example of how ruling regime has crossed every limit of low with regards to humanity and ethics. The JRL in a joint statement said that a rally by some ‘Hindu chauvinists’ led by BJP Assembly member in suppor...
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CM lays foundation of hospital, college block in SKIMS
SRINAGAR, Feb 17: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today laid the foundation of college block and 250 bedded hospital block of SKIMS medical college, Bemina here. To be built at a cost of Rs. 172. 25 crore, the complex would have all the facilities of modern day healthcare for the convenience of people, an official spokesman said. On the occasion, the chief minister directed the executing agencies to complete the project within three years to avo...
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Low danger avalanche warning issued
SRINAGAR, Feb 17: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir today issued a low danger avalanche warning for high altitude areas, including Jammu-Srinagar national highway, advising people to take precautionary measures. "On the basis of information received from SASE, low danger avalanche warning has been issued for various high altitude areas," an official spokesman said. He said the avalanche warning has been issued for Baramulla, Gulmarg, Furkian-Z ...
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Talks and terrorism can’t go hand in hand: Rajnath
BAREILLY, Feb 17 (Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan. Singh, who was here to attend a programme at Rohilkhand University, also said talks and terrorism cannot go hand in hand. "India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan.Talks and terrorism cannot go on concurrently," he told news persons. Replying to a question on with...
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Reshuffle in R&B Deptt ordered
JAMMU, Feb 17: The state government issued orders of transfers and postings in the Public Works (R&B) Department. I/C Executive Engineer Imtiaz Ahmed has been transferred from Tourism department to PMGSY Div Uri, Sheikh Basharat Hussain from R&B Spl Sub Division Gurez to City Roads Div Srinagar, Siddarath Zutshi from R&B TT Division to Special SD Gurez, Peerzada Afaq Ahmed from Tourism Department to School Education department, Mohd Sadique Da...
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9 injured in mini-bus accident at Samba
JAMMU, Feb 17: Nine persons were injured in a road accident at Samba, when Mini Bus coming from Bain Glad to Samba met with an accident at 7.45 AM at Panjtilla near BSF Camp. Around 30 to 35 passengers were there in Mini Bus, but reportedly rash driving made the vehicle turned turtle and nine persons suffered injuries during this accident. According to the sources, the mishap took place at Samba Border route when a Matador bearing registration...
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ED team raids Nirav Modi’s showroom in Udhampur
JAMMU, Feb 17: A team of Enforcement Directorate on Saturday raided one of the showrooms of Nirav Modi, a fraudster of crores of rupees from Punjab National Bank, in Udhampur district. “An Enforcement Directorate team on Saturday morning reportedly raided Nirav Modi’s Gitanjali showroom at Udhampur and seized diamonds and artificial jewellery worth Rs 2.5 crores,” official sources said. They said that the showroom was one of the franchises of...
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CRPF driver’s body recovered in Ramban
RAMBAN, Feb 17: A body of a male was recovered from Kalamorh Nallah, falling under the jurisdiction of Ramban Police Station here today. As per police sources, body of a male aged 46 years was recovered from Kalamorh Nallah near Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban. After getting information, police team rushed to the spot and civil QRT were pressed in to fish out the body. The body was retrieved from the Kalamorh Nallah and shifted to m...
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Police recovers kidnapped girl, 2 accused nabbed
RAJOURI, Feb 17: Rajouri police today rescued a girl kidnapped around 10-days ago and arrested two co-accused, whereas main accused is still at large. Police said that a written complaint was submitted ten days ago when a man from Narian village lodged a report at Police Post Chatyar alleging his girl was kidnapped by one Manzoor Hussain son of Mengi of Bhamba Lether. On this a case under FIR 57/2018 under relevant sections was registered in P...
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IG Traffic files FIR for blacking road
JAMMU, Feb 17: Basant Rath had made a new example by lodging a FIR against one who block road for family function in Gandhi Nagar Jammu. The IG traffic had written a letter to SHO Gandhi Nagar for registering an FIR against the House owner near the house of T S Wazir House under relevant sections of law. However, this step taken by IGP is appreciated by lot, As this has become a routine in Jammu city that people block roads for their family fu...
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1 killed, 16 injured in separate incidents at Doda, Ramban
BHADERWAH/ BANIHAL, Feb 15: One person was killed and sixteen injured in two separate incidents on Thursday at Bhaderwah and Banihal areas in Doda and Ramban district. An official said that the first incident occurred in the morning at Donadi in Bhaderwah when a cab skidded off the road and fell into a gorge. Police said that all the injured were later shifted to Thathri hospital, where from the two injured were referred to Doda district hosp...
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Why no native officers at the helm in Kashmir police ? : KEA
SRINAGAR, Feb 15: The Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairperson, Mr Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan has expressed serious concern over the “absolute handover of policing in Kashmir to non-local officers.” In a statement, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF)said after the recent reshuffle as made by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, there’s an apparent imbalance in the manner the transfers have been made. “From th...
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More universities in offing
The announcement of a national law university for Jammu and Kashmir may not be as appealing as it sounds, not only for the possible regional politicking it is likely to invoke but more because of the existing state of educational institutions in the state, where a top heavy approach and focus on quantity and not quality is guiding the state's ill-conceived education policy. Where the need is to strengthen the primary and basic school level educa...
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BJP distorts facts in rewriting history
By Satish Misra
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention during the debate on the motion of thanks on the presidential address to the joint sitting of the budget session in the two house of Parliament on Thursday-February 7- was very combative and challenging. Modi accused the Congress for many failures and also faulted the country's oldest party for being responsible for the partition of India in 1947 and allowing Pakistan to have a part of the state of Jam...
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Capital gains tax may cool down the overheated market
By Nantoo Banerjee
The imposition of long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax on gains from equity and mutual funds trading is possibly the most sensible thing the government could do in its effort to contain the overheated Indian stock market. Taxes are rarely welcomed by those who are subjected to pay. Investments in equity have long enjoyed dividend tax exemption. That policy was sensible and benefited millions of long-term investors in equity, who want to be a part ...
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11 out of 31 Chief Ministers having criminal cases
Dear Editor, Election Commission in its affidavit filed at Supreme Court has proposed that those accused of offences punishable with at least five years in jail be barred from contesting elections after a court frames charges against them if the case is registered at least six months prior to the election. Now with shocking report of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealing that as many as 11 out of total 31 state Chief Ministers in ...
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Modi, Trudeau must put human rights on bilateral agenda: AI
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Pak Army claims killing 5 Indian soldiers
ISLAMABAD, Feb 16 (Agencies): The Pakistan Army claimed today said that it had killed five Indian soldiers and destroyed a post in Kashmir in retaliation for sniper fire on a school van which left the driver dead in Battal sector along the Line of Control. Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistani troops had targeted Indian Army post along the Line of Control in Tatta Pani sector. “Indian terrorism against innocent c...
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J&K Police continues organizing sports events
JAMMU, Feb 17: Jammu and Kashmir police continues to organize sports events under Civic Action Programme in the valley, has organized a sports event in Dooru area of Anantnag. The aim to organize such events is to impart and inculcate the sense of discipline and sportsmanship among the youth of the valley. A large number of youth including students of Dooru and adjacent areas participated enthusiastically in different games of the event. Trophi...
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Can Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya leave India without BJP connivance: Arvind Kejriwal
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