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Shutdown against civilian killings paralyses life in Kashmir amid clashes
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Normal life was paralysed in Kashmir today in view of a general strike against the killing of three civilians in security forces firing on protestors in Chadoora yesterday. Clashes also occurred at several places between security forces and protestors, during which security men fired pellets, burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi charge. The call for today’s strike was jointly given by senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Sha...
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Rashid detained during march against Chadoora civilian killings
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: MLA Langate Engineer Rashid was today detained along with dozens of his supporters at his party office cum residence here after he tried to march towards the residence of Chief Minister against the killings of three civilians in Chadoora yesterday. Scores of supporters of MLA Langate gathered at his residence cum office and tried to march towards the residence of Chief Minister. The large contingent of police deployed there di...
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Separatists keep own children safe, push youth into conflict: Madhav
NEW DELHI, Mar 29(Agencies): BJP leader Ram Madhav today termed separatists leaders as “most irresponsible” and said they were “pushing” youngsters into conflict in Jammu and Kashmir while their own children were “enjoying the government largesse.” The remarks come on the day extra forces were deployed in sensitive areas of the Kashmir valley due to a strike called given by the separatists to protest against the killing of three civilians durin...
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Chadoora encounter
Omar takes jibe at CM
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Claiming that Chadoora encounter was a clear example of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s words being ignored, main opposition in the state National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah asked if anyone was even listening to the head of the Unified Command. ”Yesterday’s encounter is a clear example of CM’s words being ignored – 9 hrs long & result is a C grade militant with a Chinese pistol,” the former Chief Minister ...
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LS passes GST supplementary bills
NEW DELHI, Mar 29(Agencies): The historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime today came a step closer to meet its July 1 target of rollout, with the Lok Sabha approving four supplementary legislations. The Central GST Bill, 2017; The Integrated GST Bill, 2017; The GST (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017; and The Union Territory GST Bill, 2017 were passed after negation of a host of amendments moved by the opposition parties. Replying to the s...
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‘Indus hydropower projects being built despite Pak objections’
NEW DELHI, Mar 29(Agencies): Five Indian hydropower projects being built on tributaries of the Indus, over which Pakistan has raised objections, are at various stages of implementation in the Indus river basin, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for External Affairs Singh V K Singh made a statement in this connection, days after media in Pakistan claimed that India had agreed to halt work on Miyar Nallah during Permanent Indus ...
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4 held in rifle snatching incident, weapon recovered: IG
JAMMU, Mar 29: Four people, including the prime accused, who had attacked the personal security officer of a cleric in Jammu last week and fled with his AK-47 rifle were arrested and the weapon recovered, police said today. Addressing media persons here today, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, S D Singh Jamwal said that Mohammed Amir, who belongs to rich family in Shopian district of South Kashmir, surrendered before the police las...
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104 local youths joined militancy in J&K since 2016: Govt
NEW DELHI, Mar 29 (Agencies): As many as 104 local youths of Jammu and Kashmir have joined the militancy since 2016 and 65 of them are currently active there, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said among the 104 local youths in Jammu and Kashmir who joined the militancy in 2016-17, 12 were killed by security forces, 25 were arrested while two surrendered. Ahir said the state government has reported that durin...
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Kashmir unrest
Only talks can control situation in Valley: Cong
NEW DELHI, Mar 29 (Agencies): Criticising the recent Budgam encounter, the Congress party Wednesday said talks was the only way to control the situation in Kashmir valley, adding that the BJP-PDP government was just trying to cover the matter. "There is no other way to control the situation in valley rather than talks. The BJP just wants to cover up the matter. This cannot happen. There is unrest in the valley and it is being speculated that In...
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PDP responsible for civilian killings: Mir
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: PCC chief G A Mir today described the deteriorating situation in the valley as an outcome of the backstabbing and betrayal with the people by PDP. He said PDP had got votes on sensitive issues like revocation AFSPA, demilitarization and defeating communal forces. “PDP is responsible for unabated civilian killings and losses to property in the valley. People must remain vigilant against PDP’s exploiting politics,” he said. Add...
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Chaotic scenes return to SMHS hospital
Over 2 dozen injured admitted in SMHS in 2 days
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: SMHS hospital here in Srinagar was giving a sense of déjà vu with a repeat of chaotic 2016 unrest like situation for past two days, following the violence and bloodshed in Chadoora area of Budgam district on Tuesday. A chaos was witnessed in the hospital premises while the injured in firing by security forces were rushed to the hospital. The hospital authorities revealed that over 26 persons with bullet and pellet injuries we...
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Malik’s remand extended for 14 days, sent to Srinagar central jail
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Detained JKLF chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik was today brought to a Srinagar court after the completion of his 12 day remand. According to the statement, Malik, who has been in central Jail Srinagar for last 12 days, was today presented before 2nd additional sessions judge who extended his remand for 14 more days and ordered to sent him to Srinagar central jail. The spokesman said the party chief was immediately shifted back ...
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SHRC for making public offices accessible to differently-abled persons
JAMMU, Mar 29: The State Human Right Commission (SHRC) has directed Director Social Welfare Department and the Director Estates Department to file response as to why they are not taking measures to make the public offices accessible to differently-abled persons. According to a statement issued by SHRC, the directions were given by Justice Bilal Nazki, Chairperson of the Commission while observing a case titled Ajaz Ahmed Baba V/s State &Ors. ...
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BJP picks Kashmiri engineer as BJYM vice president
SRINAGAR, Mar 29(Agencies): Engineer Aijaz Hussain, a Kashmiri engineer has been appointed as Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morch (BJYM) national vice-president at New Delhi. BJYM, National President Poonam Mahajan, MP (Lok Sabha) announced the list of new office bearers, Committee Members and National Executive members, on Tuesday. “This new and vibrant Yuva Morcha team will strive to take the effective work of the central government to the people, a...
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Police issues advisories to units on weapon snatching
JAMMU, Mar 29: Police Wednesday has issued fresh advisories to its force in this region to prevent incidents of weapon snatching by militants and anti-national elements. "We have sent fresh advisories to our police force that such incidents should not take place. The guidelines have been issued with regard to the measures to be taken by the cops to prevent weapon snatching by militants and anti-national elements," Inspector General of Police (I...
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Cops attacked in Kulgam
SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Unidentified militants this evening opened fire on a police party at Yaripora in Kulgam district. Police said, no one was injured in the incident. The militants managed to flee from the spot, reports said. However, security forces cordoned off the area for a search operation....
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Engage with Kashmiris
Chadoora aptly symbolises the extremely alarming situation in Kashmir. Three civilians have been killed in protests and stone pelting that began after security forces started an encounter with militants in the area on Tuesday. Over a dozen people were grievously injured. The security agencies have claimed that over 50 security and police personnel have been injured in the violence. The operation ended with the killing of an armed militant but th...
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Manual Scavenging
By Dr S Saraswathi
Reports of death of workers engaged in cleaning and repairing manholes still make front page news in India, in the times of 'Swachch bharat'. Recently, three persons died each in Bangalore and Cuddalore, two each in Vijayawada and Rampur, while working in underground manholes. Inhaling toxic gases was the major cause. Prescribed safety precautions were reported to be missing in all the cases. The reports carry horrific photographs of manual und...
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Peak Putin?
By Gwynne Dyer
The crowds of protesters in Moscow and other Russian cities were far bigger the last time, in 2011-2012. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was so intoxicated by the forty or fifty thousand citizens who demonstrated in Moscow against Vladimir Putin's rule that he boasted: "I see enough people here to take the Kremlin...right now, but we are peaceful people and won't do that just yet." It was a delusional thing to say even then. Five years later, ...
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ED attaches Rs 17.73 lakh in J&K terror funding case
NEW DELHI, Mar 29 (Agencies): The Enforcement Directorate has attached Rs 17.73 lakh recovered from three Jammu and Kashmir residents who are alleged to have received funding from terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen for terror activities in the state. The financial probe agency attached the amount from Irshad Ahmad Qureshi, Irshad Ahmad Hajjam and Firdous Ahmad Wani under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), an official said on Wednesday....
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OIC to renew request for Kashmir visit
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