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Kathua-Udhampur goes to polls today
Litmus test for Azad, NC-Cong coalition
JAMMU, Apr 16: Kathua-Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency, which has emerged as one of the most high-profiled constituencies of the country with the Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad locked in a keenly fought direct electoral battle against BJP’s first timer Dr Jitender Singh, is going to polls tomorrow. The significance of this electoral battle lies in the straight fact that it is going to be a litmus test for the former Chief Minist...
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Security forces ‘avert’ major tragedy in Doda
Suspected IED, grenades recovered in Pul-Doda
JAMMU, Apr 16: As the stage has been set for elections of Doda-Udhampur Parliamentary constituency tomorrow, security forces claimed to have averted a major tragedy when they recovered a suspected IED and Chinese grenades in Pul Doda area of Doda district Public Relations Officer (Defence) claimed that a major incident was averted when a bag containing certain war like stores was recovered from near Pul Doda, today. Based on an input from the ...
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Infiltration attempt ‘foiled’ on LoC in Mendhar
MENDHAR, Apr 16: Security forces today claimed to have foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bhimber Gali sector of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district, today. Official sources said that Border Security Force (BSF) jawans deployed at forwards Post 3 OP noticed a suspected movement of three armed intruders at around 2.45 AM. They alerted the troops of 20 JAT Regiment deployed at forward Post 499 in Bhimber Gali sector a...
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Closure of Doda-Bhadwerwah Road delays poll officials
Swarn Singh
BHADERWAH, Apr 16: The 30-km long Doda-Bhaderwah road remained closed for whole day due to landslides at Dradu area in Doda district. The election process and departure of election parties for different polling stations in Bhaderwah constituency remain effected and could not reach destination in time. Doda-Udhampur Parliamentary constituency will go to poll tomorrow. Official reports said that the road was closed for traffic following major la...
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Shariq files nomination papers
Farooq tenders unconditional apology to Mir
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah today tendered unconditional apologies to Ghulam Hassan Mir, minister for agriculture requesting him to ‘bury the hatchet’ in the larger interests of public. Dr Abdullah was addressing a joint NC-Congress public meeting in Baramulla after the NC-Congress coalition candidate Sharif-ud-din Shariq filed his nomination papers from the Baramulla-Kupwara Parliament Seat. Dr Abdu...
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Social activists detained
Protest against Tosamaidan lease to Army
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: The people belonging to different walks of life were detained by police today when they were protesting against state government by not making public theTosa Maidan cancellation order, which is expiring on April 18. Hundreds of protesters under the banner of Tosa Maidan Bachao Front, supported by Jammu and Kashmir RTI movement and Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) today assembled near Pratap Park and tried to h...
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Geelani arrives, reiterates election boycott call
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) arrived here from New Delhi and reitertated his election boycott call. Geelani was in Delhi for some weeks for treatment. People received him outside the airport and he was taken in a procession of vehicles to his residence at Hyderpora. He congratulated the people who are resisting and protesting against the election rallies of the mainstream politicians. Geelani sa...
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Is Rajnath’s ‘corruption free BJP, NDA’ a hoax?
A long journey from coffin scam to Adani favours
JAMMU, Apr 16: It is easy to call the bluff of national President of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Rajnath Singh on Tuesday in Udhampur who claimed a corruption and scam free government during tenure of NDA (1998-2004). “Nobody can point out any case of corruption and scandal during the tenure of NDA government. Only BJP led NDA government can provide a corruption free government to this country,” were his words at an election rally in Subhash S...
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Pathribal court martial proceedings
Army denies certified copies to IGP
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: The army today objected to issuance of certified copies of court martial verdict in Pathribal Fake encounter case to the Inspector General of Police Kashmir saying that the latter not being a party in the case has no locus to obtain the copies of effectual proceedings conducted by the commanding officer in the matter against the five accused army personnel. In its objections, the army has said that the court of chief judicial ...
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UT for Ladakh a poll gimmick: Mufti
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: PDP patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the opportunistic alliance between National Conference and Congress has nothing in common except the lust for power and that is why both parties tried to mislead the people without caring for the consequences. Addressing large number of political workers from Kupwara district who joined the party today Mufti said the Congress promise of a union territory for Ladakh in its local mani...
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Kulgam shuts down to protest Omar’s visit
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: A shut down was observed at Qaimoh in Kulgam in protest against the visit of chief minister Omar Abdullah there. Protest demonstrations were held and clashes also occurred between the protestors and police. Shops, other business establishments, and educational institutes remained closed while traffic was off the roads. Omar was in the town to campaign for Mehboob Beg, coalition candidate for the Anantnag Parliamentary cons...
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NC desperate to create fear, insecurity in Kashmir: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said the National Conference (NC) is desperate to create fear, insecurity and disturb peace in Kashmir as a last bid to keep voters away from polling stations. While addressing various roadside meetings in Shopian and Wachi segments of Anantanag parliamentary constituency Mehbooba said the ruling party which is sensing its rout could go to any extent and might even target its own workers...
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Public pressure forced govt not to extend Tosa Maidan lease to army: Mirwaiz
SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) today said the announcement of the state government not to extend the expiring lease of Tosa Maidan to army is the result of pressure built by the effective campaign of the people against the lease extension. He was speaking at a seminar, organised by his faction here. Mirwaiz said with the cooperation of the people Hurriyat (M) would continue its struggle for demilitarizat...
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Baisakhi Mela concludes
Radhika , Taniya mesmerize audience with melodious voice at Mubarak Mandi
JAMMU, Apr 16: Five-Day Baisakhi Mela organized jointly by Tourism Department and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Bhopal concluded here today at Mubarak Mandi. Divisional Commissioner Jammu Shantmanu was the Chief Guest on the concluded day of five day Baisakhi Festival. Radhika Chopra and Taniya Gupta mesmerized the Jammuites with their melodious voices. The audience was spell bound by the great performances of these artists, who a...
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Cartoon Corner
Rajnath links Art 370 with `guarantee of security’
UDHAMPUR, Apr 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Rajnath Singh Tuesday in a fresh turnaround vis-à-vis Article 370 sought to link acceptance of its continuation in J&K with the guarantee of security to “Sarpanchs, Gram Pradhans and innocent people of state” against militancy related violence and rights of refugees. BJP national president was addressing an election rally in support of BJP candidate Dr Jitender Singh here today o...
> BJP always bartered people’s interest: Azad
> PDP broke all promises made in 2002: NC
> In Jammu’s refugee camps, a BJP wave could sweep votes
> Tara Chand seeks votes for Azad
> EVM’s randomization, mock poll held
Tosa Maidan lease will not be extended: Rather
KHAN SAHIB-Budgam, Apr 15: National Conference senior leader and minister for finance Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday said that the state government will identify some alternate location for Tosa Maidan firing range and there will be no extension in the lease agreement expiring on April 18. According to KNS , Rather while speaking a public meeting in Rawalpora Khan Sahib, said that it was PDP that extended the lease on the Toisa Maidan Artillery...
> No third country militants operating in J&K: DGP
> Govt creates 2 new divisions in FSL
> No end to wait, sufferings of Rajee’s family since 2001
> 7 years on, Tabinda’s family awaits justice
> LS polls will lay foundation for change in entire system: Mufti
Pushed to the wall
It is a pity that the woes of the families returning from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) under the amnesty policy for surrendered ultras have remained unheeded. The tragic suicide by a wife of one of beneficiaries of this policy last week demonstrates this beyond a shadow of doubt. It turns out that three years after Jammu and Kashmir government gave the nod for rehabilitation and amnesty policy for youth who had crossed the borders for arm...
> Highly irresponsible
> Spurious drugs in J&K
> Taj on Afzal Guru’s hanging
> Outdated environmental laws
> Ugly demonstration of money power
Even if we forget Godhra
By Sanjeev Kumar
If not Modi, then at least some of his supporters have been finally coming out with increasing numbers in order to pursue secular voters of this country, either to set aside or forgive Modi for the Godhra incident. They have been challenging to fight this election on the issue of development and governance. But their understanding of development or governance is limited to economic upliftment and unconditional support to a particular section of ...
> Beyond a Facelift..! - By Robert Clements
> The Hindu extremist - By Priyamvada Gopal
> Fist come fist basis..! - By Robert Clements
> BJP's Many Promises - By Shivaji Sarkar
> Razor Loving Fans..! - By Robert Clements
Girls request for Higher Secondary School in Banloi
By Hamid Shah Hashmi
Malala Yousufzai, the child advocate from across the border who gained respect worldwide for her activism in the field of girls' education, was recently conferred with Pakistan's Civil Awards. This sixteen-year old human rights crusader, who now lives in Britain, was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for her outspoken views on children's education in her home region in northwest Pakistan. Yet this near-fatal attack did not deter her from speaking...
> Alien import comes home to roost - By Sunanda K. Datta-ray
> Seymour hersh strikes again - By Gwynne Dyer
> Modi's true colours: An agenda not so hidden - By M Ghazali Khan
> Remembering Prof Mohd.Ishaq Khan on his 1st death anniversary - By Abdul Rashid Khan
> In One Word: Poof! - By Uri Avnery
Check traffic violations
Dear Editor Traffic police in Jammu has been increasingly applauded for the efforts it has been making in controlling the chaotic situation that arise on roads every now and then. No doubt many campaigns against rash driving, tinted windows on cars, drunk driving, and free left campaign have been carried out but there is still a greater need to ensure the safety of life and property in the times to come. There are many issues like the high vo...
> Crime incidents on rise
> A scam much bigger than Adarsh scam
> The AAP fiasco
> Time for self-introspection
> Fears about BJP misplaced
Rahul slams Modi's 'Toffee Model' development in Gujarat
KISANGANJ (BIHAR), Apr 16 (Agencies): Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi today tore into Narendra Modi's 'toffee model' development of Gujarat saying it was nothing but loot of public money. "Gujarat model of development can be called toffee model or 'gubbara' (ballon) model, which is nothing but loot of public money to benefit big people like Tata and Adani," Gandhi told an election rally in minority-dominated Kisanganj. In his 20-minute-lo...
> US-Based NRIs reach India to campaign for Modi
> Gujarat court issues notice to Kejriwal for code breach
> LS battle between 2 ideologies, says Priyanka in Rae Bareli
> Under attack over SL Tamils, Sonia raises Rajiv's killing
> 50 passengers injured as train derails in Assam
292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea Ferry disaster
SEOL, Apr 16 (Agencies): A multi-storey ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast today, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean raised fears tha...
> China's NSC draws up security plan in Maiden meet
> Robotic submarine to hunt for missing Malaysian jet
> Man stranded in UAE hospital over unpaid bills
> Over 20 killed, nearly 70 injured in Pakistan blast
> Sonia refuses to provide passport copy to US court
Tata Steel IGU NZ Golf tourney concludes
JAMMU, Apr 16: Tata Steel Indian golf union North Zone Sub-Junior and Feeder Tour golf tournament held in Golf Course, Sidhra today concluded. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Shantmanu was the chief guest on the occasion while Director Tourism Jammu Soujanya Sharma and members of JK Golf Association were present. Over one hundred participants drawn from all over the country participated in the tournament. This mega event not only provided a boo...
> Abhishek Memorial Annual Sports meet
> Great Warriors, Paradise XI win in cricket
> Amit of Delhi bags Jindrah Keaseri dangal title
> Power House Club enters final of T20
> Distt Sport Climbing meet from Apr 21
Petrol price cut by 70 paise a litre from today
NEW DELHI, Apr 15(Agencies): The price of petrol was on Tuesday cut by 70 paise a litre, excluding local levies, the second reduction in rates this month as appreciation of the rupee against the US dollar made oil imports cheaper. The reduction, effective midnight tonight, excludes local sales tax or VAT and the actual cut will be higher, varying from city to city. The price of petrol in Delhi will be lowered by 85 paise to Rs 71.41 a litre. T...
> J&K Bank opens ATM at Larnoo
> J&K Bank stock soars to Rs 1750
> Sun Pharma to buy Ranbaxy in USD 3.2 billion deal
> Advani declares assets of over Rs 7-crore
> Dayanidhi Maran declares assets of Rs 10.94-cr
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