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1993-Mumbai Blasts convict Yakub Memon hanged to death
NAGPUR, July 30 (Agencies): Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra on Thursday morning, officials said. He was sent to the gallows-on his 54th birthday on Thursday-after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts, including the Bombay HC, the Supreme Court, the Maharashtra governor and the president of India. Memon...
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AIIMS level facilities to be provided in Jammu, Srinagar: Nadda
ACC rejects announcement; Bandh call to continue
JAMMU, Jul 30: On the eve of 72-hour Jammu Bandh call of AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC), state BJP leaders’ delegation camping in the union capital Thursday managed to procure a face-saving, though bit confounding, `assurance’ of ‘similar facilities of AIIMS in both Jammu and Kashmir regions’ from the Union Health Minister J P Nadda. However, since the assurance was still short of an announcement in black and white in clear terms about the...
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Mufti frames panel for creating productive assets in Estates
Multi-storeyed structures to come up at Jawahar Nagar, Gandhi Nagar
SRINAGAR, July 30: In order to overcome acute shortage of accommodation for Government employees and lay base for creation of productive assets, chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today ordered constitution of a high-level Committee which will examine and submit recommendations for effective utilization of land sites presently available with the Government for building infrastructure. The Committee shall be headed by the Principal Secretary,...
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Rajnath links Gurdaspur attack to Pak
NEW DELHI, July 30: Linking the Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said three militants had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike and asserted that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism. Making a statement in Rajya Sabha on Monday's attack in Punjab, he said, “Any effort by the enemies of our nation to undermine India's territorial integrity and security or imper...
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AIMMS CC to go ahead with 3-day strike
JAMMU, July 30: Alleging that Bhartiya Janta party (BJP) has yet again betrayed and cheated the people of Jammu region by saying that the Union Health Ministry today agreed to provide AIIMS-like facilities to Jammu region, AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) today decided to go ahead with a three-day bandh in Jammu after rejecting the Central government's announcement of "AIIMS-like facilities" in the region. "Jammu region will remain bandh on J...
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Jawan injured by sniper shot on Poonch border dies
MENDHAR/POONCH, July 30: Pakistan army has one again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district while an army jawan, who was injured in Pakistani sniper shot succumbed to his wounds last night. According to initial reports, the unprovoked firing was launched by Pakistan army at Nangi Tekri area in Krishna Ghati area this evening at around 6.15 PM. The Pakistani troops fired us...
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Indian ambassador to Oman calls on CM
SRINAGAR, July 30: Ambassador of India to Oman, Indra Mani Pandey, called on the chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, here this morning. During the meeting, the envoy briefed the chief minister about the Ministry of External Affairs’ new initiative of assigning Indian ambassadors two individual states to be promoted in the country of their posting. The Indian Ambassador has chosen J&K for promotion in the Gulf state of Oman. He is expected t...
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Pak violated ceasefire over 1,000 times since 2013: Parrikar
NEW DELHI, Jul 30: Pakistan Army has made 1,129 ceasefire violations at the border since 2013 which has claimed the lives of 16 army personnel, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, he said that all violations of ceasefire are taken up with Pakistani military authorities at the appropriate level through established mechanism of hotlines, flag meetings as well as weekly talks between the Directorate Gener...
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Protest in Kashmir against Yakub Memon’s execution
Funeral prayers in absentia offered in Doda
SRINAGAR, July 30: Protest demonstrations were held at several places in Kashmir valley today against the execution of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. Awami Itihaad Party chairman Engineer Abdul Rashid alongwith his associates took out a protest march at Lal Chowk. The protesters were holding banners and ply cards in their hands and were shouting slogans against his hanging. The protesters carrying banners reading, “Who Among Muslims Is To...
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‘24th July flash floods’: President expresses grief over loss of lives
SRINAGAR, July 30: Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, in a letter to Governor NN Vohra, has expressed sadness on learning about the loss of lives and injuries caused by the flashfloods triggered by the cloudburst on the 24th July near the Baltal Base Camp. The President has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have lost their near and dear ones and called upon the state government and other agencies to provide all ...
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Disproportionate assets case takes new turn in HC
PRO levels serious charges against ex-DyCM
JAMMU, July 30 (JNF): Kewal Krishan Sharma, Additional PRO to then Deputy Chief Minister today back tracked from his early statement and alleged that former Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand is involved in rape, murder and corruption and fear threat to his life from latter’s goons. Writ petition filed by social activist Professor SK Bhalla seeking initiating of disciplinary proceedings and withdrawal of security cover from Kewal Krishan Sharma, ...
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Cloudburst damages schools in Jammu
JAMMU, July 30: A cloudburst hit mountainous hamlets of Kadrana, Manzgam Paithgam belts in Kishtwar district damaging houses, schools besides destroying crops. Mud-slides and flash-floods triggered by cloudburst that occurred yesterday damaged houses, schools, district officials said, adding huge tracts of the agriculture land has also been washed away by floods. Houses were vacated by the people in view of cloudburst thereby no causality or i...
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Fresh batch of 558 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath
JAMMU, July 30: Amid tight security, a batch of 558 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas. Over 3 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine during this year's pilgrimage. The batch of 432 men, 74 women, two children and 50 sadhus left in a motorcade of 16 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4.55 AM, a police official said. Amid tight security arrangements made by CRPF, the con...
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Panel on School Fee Structure
Govt informs HC about terms, conditions
SRINAGAR, July 30: The state government today informed the High Court about terms and conditions governing appointment of chairman of a committee on fee structure in private schools. In its report submitted before the High Court, advocate general Jehangir Iqbal Ganaie has said that the chairman of the fee panel will be provided pay as admissible to a sitting high court judge minus pension. Pertinently, after being censured by the High Court, t...
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Cong supports ACC bandh call
JAMMU, Jul 30: Congress has extended full support to the 72-hour bandh call by the AIIMS Co-ordination Committee from tomorrow over the issue of AIIMS for Jammu region and decried attempts to mislead the people, by the BJP leaders, to sabotage the agitation. In a statement, party said it was very unfortunate that the BJP secured the mandate of the people of Jammu region by false commitments and now the party was trying to sabotage their struggl...
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> BSF jawan falls from roof top, dies
> Amarnath yatra crosses 3 lakh mark
> HC asks govt to file status report on corruption cases
PDP condemns attacks
SRINAGAR, July 24: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly condemned the grenade attack at Karan Nagar in Srinagar. In a statement, party General Secretary Rafi Ahmad Mir termed the incident inhuman and unfortunate and said the people behind it can’t be the friends of Kashmiris. Mir demanded the police should thoroughly investigate the incident and identify the perpetrators immediately. He said such incidents vitiate the peace atmosphere an...
> Srinagar yet to be made polythene free zone
> Srinagar-Ladakh road opened for traffic
> Amarnath Yatris’ death toll Reaches 23
> Mufti offers Friday nimaz at Hazratbal
> CM greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr
Cluster Universities
It may be too premature to judge whether or not there can be any scope of improvement in the quality of higher education with the decision to set up two cluster universities in Jammu and Kashmir under centrally-sponsored ‘Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan’ (RUSA) with the stated aim of running series of additional and novel courses in the existing city colleges, with one of the Colleges each in Srinagar and Jammu acting as the lead college. The ...
> Gruesome attack in Gurdaspur
> Decorum in Parliament
> Stinking affairs of JJBs
> To hang Yakub Memon will be a collective folly - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Air pollution alarming
'IAS': The new buzzword in Kashmir
By Tajamul Hussain
Several years back, when a local boy topped IAS examination, the larger-than-life-mystique imbued media hype to a decibel level that the bitter experiences of 'ragdha ragdha' (anti-Indian agitation) vanished into a forgotten past. Paradoxically speaking, the Kashmiri nation that only some time back had agitated against the Indian rule, puffed up to celebrate the wunderkind feat of a fellow Kashmiri joining Indian ruling elite. The overwhelming r...
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When compassion failed and baying for blood prevailed
By Jyoti Punwani
Had Narasimha Rao had the guts, he would have acknowledged publicly in July 1994 that the only educated member of the infamous Memon family of Mahim had decided to return and help the government with evidence of Pakistan's hand in the March 12, 1993, bomb blasts in Mumbai. The prime minister would not have cared about the howls of indignation that would have emanated from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Opposition and from the families of the 257...
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Kashmir must be decided by its people
Dear Editor, The modern democratic political thought gives pivotal role to the citizenry in the political affairs of a sovereign state.The sovereignty does not lie with any supernatural power or with any autocratic ruler of the state but with the people of the state. Approaching the Kashmir issue from this perspective the political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir has solely to be decided by its citizens. The conditions put on the princely states b...
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Mortal remains of Kalam flown to Rameswaram from Delhi
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Agencies): The mortal remains of former President A P J Abdul Kalam were today brought to his hometown here as a large number of people converged to get a last glimpse of the departed leader. The helicopter carrying Kalam's body touched down at the specially laid helipad at nearby Mandapam, some 10 kms from here, around 4 pm. Earlier, the body of the former president, who passed away on Monday, was brought to Madurai from N...
> President refers Yakub's mercy petition to MHA
> Law will take its own course: Maha CM on Yakub execution
> SC's Yakub verdict 'partial justice' to blasts victims: Cong
> Those who oppose death sentence to Yakub 'mentally challenged': BJP
> Disappointed with functioning of PMO: Chaturvedi
LeJ Chief Malik Ishaq, 13 others killed in 'encounter': Pak police
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (Agencies): The dreaded leader of Pakistan's banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ), Malik Ishaq, was killed along with his two sons and 11 top members of the al-Qaeda-linked terror group behind several deadly attacks on the minority Shia community, police said today. Ishaq and his sons, who had been arrested last week, were being moved to another location when gunmen attacked the police convoy in Muzaffargarh distri...
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> UN meets in Spain to tackle 'foreign terrorist fighters'
> Iran accuses Bahrain of stoking gulf tensions
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Hiteshwar of YCET retains State men’s speed champions title
JAMMU, July 29: Hiteshwar Singh of YCET retained the state men’s speed champions title in the recently concluded State Skating championship here. Hiteshwar Singh of Yogananda College of Engineering and Technology (YCET ) bagged three gold medals in his pocket in inline section. Pallav Gupta emerged as champion in men’s Quad section while Kanveet Kour excelled in women section. . Under -16 title goes to Dhruv Gupta and Nikita Thakur in Quad...
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> Govt committed to dev sports activity in a big way: Ansari
Balckmoney: Govt not to take 'Knee-Jerk' reaction on P-Notes, says Jaitley
NEW DELHI, July 27 (Agencies): Seeking to calm panic-stricken investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said they need not fear any "knee-jerk" reaction from the government on the SIT report, which had recommended tough measures to check investment flows through P-Notes. He also assured investors that the government will not take any action that may jeopardise investment climate even as the benchmark BSE Sensex tanked close to 500 points o...
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