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Soldier found alive after 6 days in Siachen Glacier
JAMMU, Feb 9: Lance Naik Hanaman Thappa, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried in snow for six days, was on Tuesday evacuated to the army's base camp at the Siachin Glacier from where he is being flown to Delhi's Research and Referral Hospital in a special air ambulance while bodies of all the eight remaining soldiers were today recovered from the huge mass of ice on Siachen Glacier, seven days after they were buried under an a...
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Afzal Guru’s 3rd death anniversary
Protests, shutdown, restrictions across Kashmir
Clashes, teargas shelling at several places
SRINAGAR, Feb 9: Restrictions, protests and shutdown marked the third death anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru in Kashmir today. At several places forces fired smoke shells to disperse the protest demonstrations. During the day long clashes several youths including some policemen got injured. The shutdown was called against the hanging of Guru and return of his mortal remains. Senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Far...
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Valley likely to get some respite from dry weather
Met predicts precipitation from Wednesday
SRINAGAR, Feb 9: Kashmir valley is likely to get some respite from prevailing dry weather conditions. The state meteorological department has predicted light rain/snow across the valley from Wednesday. The spokesperson at Met department said that the impact of western disturbances was likely to be over the state which may result in a wet spell. He said light to moderate rain/ snow may occur at the isolated places in valley during next 24 hours....
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Madhav to hold talks with PDP chief to break impasse
NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (Agencies): BJP general secretary Ram Madhav is likely to hold talks with PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti next week as the party makes fresh efforts to break the impasse over formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir following the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Madhav, who had played a key role in forging alliance with PDP, may meet her after the 40-day mourning period following Sayeed's demise ends next week, party sources said. ...
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Court awards sentence in sodomy case after 38 years
Convict sent to 5 years rigorous imprisonment
SRINAGAR, Feb 9: Thirty eight years after the shameful incident, a city court has sentenced a convict to five years’ rigorous imprisonment after holding him guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Krafali Mohalla locality of old Srinagar in 1978. The court of Additional Sessions Judge S R Gandhi also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict Nazir Ahmad Ganie, a resident of Karfali Mohalla. The amount, if realized, should be granted...
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It's a rebirth for all of us, says survivor's wife
DHARWAD, KARNATAKA, Feb 9 (Agencies): "It is a rebirth for all of us," said Mahadevi, wife of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, with a sense of relief as the family rejoiced at the news of his miraculous survival after remaining buried under snow for six days at Siachen Glacier. "My husband's grandmother inspired him in his life. Her prayers saved him from certain death in Siachen. It is a rebirth for all of us," Mahadevi, residing at Betadur vi...
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Governors’ conference
Maintain constitution’s sanctity: Prez
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Feb 9: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee today asked all those holding constitutional positions to maintain the sanctity of constitution. The President referring to the recent terrorist attacks including the attack at the Pathankot air base, stressed the need to upgrade defence capabilities and called for continuing efforts at resolving all outstanding international issues through peaceful dialogue and negotiations. “It is pr...
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Vohra, Rajnath discuss J&K political situation
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Feb 9: Amid continuing political uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and discussed the way forward in the state which is under central rule. The Governor briefed the Home Minister about the political situation in Jammu and Kashmir, his meetings with various stake holders in the state and a few administrative issues, official sources said. They also discussed about the way f...
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Farooq downplays reports of DMK-Cong alliance
CHENNAI, Feb 9 (Agencies): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who met M Karunanidhi here today, downplayed reports that he had come on behalf of the Congress to form an alliance in the poll-bound state and said that the final decision in this regard rests in the hands of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief. Farooq Abdullah told the media that he had come only to pay his respects to the 'great man' Karunanidhi. "I h...
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Geelani to Basit: ‘India using dialogue for its benefit’
SRINAGAR, Feb 9: Pakistani high commissioner Abdul Basit today visited Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) in New Delhi and inquired about his well being. Spokesperson of Hurriyat (G), Ayaz Akbar told media that Pakistan high commissioner arrived at Geelani’s temporary residence and held an hour long meeting with him. “It was a courtesy visit and Basit Sahab inquired about his health. Yes, Kashmir issue was also discussed,” ...
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Basit working at ISI behest: BJP
NEW DELHI, Feb 9: The meeting between Abdul Basit and Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in the national capital as a 'conspiracy', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that Pakistan High Commissioner is working at the behest of the ISI. Expressing his disappointment over the meeting, BJP leader Ravinder Raina said the Pakistan High Commission's office in Delhi is gradually becoming a den of 'anti-national' activiti...
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Bodies of imam, woman found in S Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Feb 9: A 45-year-old imam and a young woman were found dead under suspicious circumstances in separate places in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir today, police said. Habibullah Malik was found dead in a field near his house at village Bragam in Dooru area of Anantnag district late this afternoon, a police officer said, adding he had injury marks on head. He said Malik was a prayer leader in a local mosque. Police hav...
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Empowered Committee clears 338 cases for regularization
Guv approves financial aid to voluntary, cultural, literary organizations
JAMMU, Feb 9: The Empowered Committee headed by Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Finance Department Navin K Choudhary, in a significant decision, today cleared 338 leftover cases of daily wage workers for regularization. As per the details provided by the Finance Department, out of 338 cases, 302 regularization cases pertain to PHE Department while 36 cases pertain to Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department. The Governor N N V...
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Recruitment scam in KVIB
HC dismisses petition filed by ex-DyCM
JAMMU, Feb 9 (JNF): Division Bench of State High Court today dismissed writ petition filed by Former Deputy Chief Minister J&K Mangat Ram Sharma who had challenged order of J&K State Accountability Commission (SAC) dated October 26, 2007 whereby SAC had initiated regular enquiry against the then Chairman KVIB/Former Deputy Chief Minister and two former Secretaries of KVIB JP Singh and RC Sharma for allegedly making appointments in contravention ...
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Cartoon Corner
FY closure: Finance deptt issues circular
JAMMU, Feb 9: The Finance department has asked to submit proposals of advance drawal revalidation, authorization etc, if any, pertaining to financial year 2015-16 to the department well before March 24, 2016. According to a circular issued by Finance department, no such proposal shall be entertained by the Finance Department after 24th of March, 2016, the circular reads. According to the circular, proposals for parking of money in “Civil Depos...
> Ganai to meet public on daily basis
> Pamphlets for Faktu’s release in Kishtwar
> Governor approves self attestation policy
> PDP-BJP will form govt: Sharma
> Irregularities, violations in allotment of plot, shops at Sainik Colony
NFSA being implemented in J&K: Advisor
SRINAGAR, Feb 8: The Jammu and Kashmir government is implementing National Food Security Act in the state with consumers being allotted ration under the new food act by 15th of this month, Governor NN Vohra’s advisor Parvez Dewan said on Monday. According to the KNS correspondent, Parvez Dewan who is incharge of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution in the state, said the new food act is being implanted in Jammu and Kashmir in near futur...
> PDP-BJP alliance intact: Drabu
> Cold Intensifies in Kashmir
> J&K Bank kicks off H1N1 Influenza vaccination drive for staff
> Handwara shuts to remember massacre victims
> Cops not to retain weapons on leave
Maqbool and Guru
That the entire Kashmir Valley needs to be turned into a vast prison from February 9 and February 11 to prevent Kashmiris from observing the martyrdom anniversaries of two men, Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt, who have gone down in the history of Kashmir's conflict as heroes should serve as an eye-opener to the flawed policies being pursued by the Indian government to tame an entire population. A culture of curbs and restrictions does not bring abou...
> Siachen conundrum
> Maneka's poor conception
> The racist, chauvinist missile of self claimed 'victimised' actor - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> J&K govt formation in limbo
> Snow avalanche in Siachen
Is India racist?
By Poonam I Kaushish
What does hamara Hindustan think of foreigners especially those from Africa, 'woh kale log'? What to speak of our 'chinky' brethren from the North-East? You mean those people with mongoloid features and slit eyes. Are they really Indians? They look like the Chinese. These answers say it all. Agonisingly, last week's attack on a Tanzanian women student on the outskirts of Bangalore seems to have opened the Pandora's Box on allegations of racism...
> In the Company of Fools..! - By Robert Clements
> A Noose Around The BJP's Neck - By Anand Teltumbde
> Who's afraid of the long partition - By Garga Chatterjee
> Victoria 377..! - By Robert Clements
> Girls get the power to refuse child marriage - By Saadia Azim
Mohammad Maqbool Butt: An untold Story - I
By Zafar Meraj
It was one of those chilly evenings of winter of 1984 and I as usual was trying to gather news reports for next day's issue of AINA which I was associated with, then. The budget session of the state assembly was on in winter capital Jammu and I would call Kashmir Times office in Jammu to have the latest news about the day's developments in the assembly. We, at AINA and Kashmir Times, had an understanding for exchanging the news. Kashmir Times ha...
> The Plight of Kashmiri Pandits - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> The Petabytes age - By Tajamul Hussain
> Mehbooba Mufti gets aggressive with BJP - By Harihar Swarup
> Jaitely-Rajan cleft seen widening before Budget 2016-17 - By R.C. Rajamani
> Zika: Don't Panic - By Gwynne Dyer
Monkey Menace
Dear Editor, Monkey Menace in old Jammu City: These days where people are discussing hot topic like Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, that how one can make his/her city neat and clean and can live in a healthy environment. But still there are certain topics under which there are no such schemes for the betterment of society like Monkey Menace. The food items in the street and the municipality bins which are left opened are like the treats and gifts, whic...
> Stalemate over government formation continues
> Did someone send such amount to MF Husain or Mahatma Gandhi?
> Dwindling agriculture sector a major cause of concern
> Why women-reservation only in Panchayats
> Opening of treasuries in Gandoh and other new administrative units
3 alleged ISIS sympathisers sent to 10 days' custody
NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (Agencies): Three terror suspects, who were recently deported from UAE for their alleged ISIS links and for conspiring to carry out terror strikes in India and other countries, were today remanded to 10 days' NIA custody by a Delhi court. Sheikh Azhar Al Islam, Mohammad Farhan Shaikh and Adnan Hussain were produced in muffled faces before District Judge Amar Nath during in-camera proceedings after expiry of their NIA custody. ...
> David Headley: ISI provides financial, military support to LeT, JeM
> Racket in SC/ST students scholarship scheme: BJP
> PM, Irani at seminar of schools run by RSS-affliated body
> HC dismisses Azad's petition for CBI probe into DDCA
> Northeast will soon be India's 'youth destination': Dr Jitendra
‘US committed to bringing 26/11 perpetrators to justice’
WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Agencies): The United States has reiterated its commitment to assisting the Indian government in bringing to justice those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks. “The US has committed to doing all we can to assist the government of India in pursuing every possible lead to bring to justice those responsible for that attack to the fullest extent permitted by US law,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a pr...
> Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala dies
> N Korea rocket more powerful than old one: Seoul
> New Hampshire goes to the polls in crucial US vote
> At least 4 dead, 100 injured in German train crash: Police
> India not immune to ISIS threat: UAE
Farukh’s hat trick guides J&K to second win
JAMMU, Feb 8: Hosts Jammu and Kashmir sparkles with their second consecutive win in group-A of the ongoing North Zone Cluster of 70th Senior National Championship for Santosh Trophy, organised by J&KFootball Association, at GGM Science College ground, here today. Today’s J&K blanked Chandigarh 4-0 to strengthen their position in the group. J&K had their first 1-0 win against Uttar Pradesh on the inaugural day of the championship. In today’s o...
> JU Gatka team Leaves for Inter-University competition
> Football Series Begins at KC Sports Club
> Volleyball tourney organises at Bhalla
> Sehwag Academy drubs Stadium XI by 3 wickets
> Tiny Tots School shines in State Taekwondo competition
Air India hikes domestic ticket cancellation charges by 500
NEW DELHI, Feb 9 (Agencies): National carrier Air India has revised upward its domestic flight ticket cancellation charges by Rs 500. After the proposed revised charges come into effect from coming Monday, the Government-run carrier would deduct as much as Rs 2,000 in case of "no-show" by a passenger at the time of a domestic flight departure, sources said. The move comes days after budget airline SpiceJet hiking its ticket cancellation charge...
> Flying from New Delhi to get cheaper from May 1
> Najeeb Jung offers 300-cr loan to 2 MCDs to end stir
> Petrol prices ease by four paise, Diesel down by three
> Subsidies meant for needy, not wealthy: Jaitley
> Budget Session likely from Feb 23
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