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2 civilians killed, BSF man among 6 injured in Pak firing
5,000 evacuated to safer places as tension escalates in border areas
JAMMU, Aug 23: In a major escalation in tension, Pakistani troops indulged in heavy “unprovoked” shelling and firing on 22 Border Outposts (BoP) and 13 villages, killing two civilians and injuring six others including a BSF jawan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu sector today. Over five thousand people living in border hamlets have been evacuated to safe areas under a contingency plan, enforced on Saturday after the latest ceasefire ...
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Secret tunnel discovered in Pallanwalla
JAMMU, Aug 23: Following the spate of India-Pakistan border skirmishes, Indian Army discovered a secret tunnel in the forward area of Chakla along Munawar Tawi in Pallanwalla sector of Akhnoor. Although the Army initially denied detection of the tunnel but late Saturday afternoon, it confirmed the reports about its detection. According to reports, one end of the tunnel was detected by the Indian army in Pallanwala sector across Munnawar Tawi a...
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IWT put J&K to disadvantage: CM
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Flagging the issue of return of power projects by NHPC to the State as of significant importance and critically essential for the energy supply and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday reiterated that losses caused to the State on account of Indus Water Treaty (IWT) are enormous. Omar Abdullah said that while both India and Pakistan have been benefited by Indus Water Treaty, the Sta...
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2 Pak civilians killed in Sialkot
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (Agencies): Pakistani officials also accused India of violating ceasefire. "Today Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) again resorted to unprovoked firing in Chaprar and Harpal sectors on the working boundary near Sialkot. Two civilians including a woman and a 60-year-old man were martyred due to BSF firing," reports quoting officials as having said....
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Ganderbal fake encounter case
IO’s cross-examination deferred to Sep 11
SRINAGAR, Aug 22: The cross examination of SSP Jammu Uttan Chand in Abdul Rehman Padroo fake encounter killing in 2007 was today deferred by a city court till September 11. Chand had headed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police to probe the Padroo’s killing in 2007. According to a prosecuting officer the Principal District and Session’s judge was busy with some official engagement so Chand could not depose any statements before the court...
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PDP to focus on political, development, unemployment issues: Mehbooba
‘Emergence of PDP government looks imminent’
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti has said though Gulmarg-Tanmarg constituency has the potential of becoming one of the economic power houses of the state on the strength of its tourism potential alone, but lack of development in the area has resulted in immense problems of infrastructure and amenities for its residents. During an extensive tour of the constituency in which she visited more than 30 villages, Mehbooba said there w...
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Case against doctor for passing lewd remarks
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Police today registered a case against a doctor after a female attendant accused him of passing lewd remarks inside his office chambers at Maternity and Child Care Hospital (MCCH) Sher Anantnag. The victim from Mominabad, Anantnag alleged she had gone to MCCH Sherbagh along with her three year old ailing kid Obaidullah who was suffering from severe fever. “It was my second visit to the hospital as my son was not showing any si...
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Young generation sees ray of hope in PDP: Tak
Several youth join party in Kishtwar
KISHTWAR, Aug 23: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kishtwar, Firdous Ahmed Tak today said that the young generation was seeing a ray of hope in PDP as is evident from the fact that hundreds of youth are coming in the party fold across the state daily. Addressing a function held to welcome dozens of local youth in the party fold, Tak said that the last six years of NC led coalition misrule has alienated the youth of the state, but n...
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Omar to contest from ‘safe’ Sonawar
Tanvir dropped; Afaq, Akhoon to surface in candidate list
SRINAGAR, Aug 22: Chief minister Omar Abdullah will not contest from Ganderbal assembly constituency and has made up his mind to “play safe” from Sonawar constituency. National Conference (NC) is releasing the fourth list of assembly candidates tomorrow. Sources within the National Conference told KNS that the party has decided to field Syed Akhoon from Hazratbal while as Peer Afaq Ahmad will be nominated from Zadibal constituency. Reports sai...
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Azad, Hakim hold closed door meeting
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of the state Ghulam Nabi Azad today called on People’s Democratic Front (PDF) chairman and MLA Khansahab Hakim Mohammad Yasin here today. Reports said Azad, who arrived from New Delhi; straight drove to Hakim Yasin’s Tulsibagh residence where both the leaders had a more than one hour close door meeting. Azad’s abrupt decision to call on Hakim has one only reason which is to garn...
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Army hands over PaK resident to authorities
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Army today said it handed over an elderly man from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PAK) to the concerned authorities after he had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) inadvertently in Uri sector of Baramulla district. A defence spokesman said, " Seventy two year old Mangta Khan had inadvertently crossed over into the Indian territory by crossing the Line of Control and had been apprehended by the alert troops deployed on ground on...
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‘Treason case registered against Shah, Basit’
No ‘tactics’ can alter my stand on Kashmir: Shah
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Calling the registration of a treason case against him and the Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit ‘a frustration on part of government of India’, Shabir Ahmad Shah, senior Hurriyat Conference (JK) leader, today said no such tactics can alter his stand about the Kashmir. Talking to media Shah said, “After taking a hasty decision of cancelling foreign secretary level talks, the latest episode (registration of treason case against him) r...
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Forest routes connecting Zaloora cordoned off
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Militants managed to give slip to the army after they broke the cordon at Gugerpati in Zaloora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, reports a local news agency, GNS. Reports said army’s 47 RR had launched a search operation at Gugerpati area of Zaloora in Sopore last evening. As the patrolling party reached near the Gugerpati forests, the militants hiding in the area had a face-off with the army at around 7.50 PM. A brie...
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Female SPO injured in attack
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Unidentified gunmen last night barged into the house of a female SPO working in police department and fired upon her indiscriminately in Nowpora Arwani area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Police sources told CNS that two unidentified gunmen entered into the house of female SPO (name withheld) presently working in Awantipora police lines and fired upon her with AK-47 rifles. Sources added that the SPO received two bullets,...
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4 killed in 2 Samba accidents
JAMMU, Aug 22: Four persons were killed and equal number of persons injured in two separate road mishaps in two separate road mishaps in Samba district, today. Police reports said that three persons were killed when an Indigo car in which they were travelling in collided with a road divider due to over speed in Gagwal area of Samba district, last night. The ill-fated vehicle was on its way from Jammu to Pathankot when the mishap took place. Th...
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Employees detained during protest
SRINAGAR, Aug 20: Fifteen daily wagers and casual workers were arrested during a protest at Press Enclave here. Hundreds of their colleagues protested at Press Colony on the call given by Kashmir Joint Action Committee (KJAC), for regularization of daily wagers and casual workers. As the protesting employees reached Press Colony, the police asked them to disperse but they insisted on going ahead with the demonstration, following which 15 among...
> AFAD Secy Gen banned entry
> J&K issues should be resolved through dialogue: Vohra
> Separate ICDS Directorate to reinforce
> 2 found dead in Srinagar and Anantnag
> 1 dies, 1 injured in road accidents
Dissent is old fashioned, hooliganism and bullying chic
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
There is a method to madness sometimes. So, it seems in the suddenly spreading viral infection of non BJP chief ministers facing hooting and booing at official functions in presence of prime minister Narendra Modi. It is more than a coincidence that it happened in two states going for elections. Modi's next destination was Maharashtra where Congress chief minister Prithviraj Chauhan decided to boycott the official function. The Congress concerns...
> Blind man’s bluff
> India’s jingoism, Pak’s political crisis
> Calling off FS level talks
> Konanposhpora rapes
> Omar and reservation for Paharis
Construct a toilet to honour women
By Rakhi Ghosh
Every time Kabita Nayak, 47, sees the government-sponsored Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan advertisement on her small television set, where Hindi Film actor Vidya Balan, the celebrity face of the campaign, is praising a woman who fought for her right to get a toilet constructed in her home, she can not only identify with her but also feels pleased that women across the country are standing up to secure their right to sanitation. "Anytime I hear of a woman...
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> Broadway..! - By Robert Clements
The Gaza War: A caucus race
By Gwynne Dyer
"They began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over," as Lewis Carrol put it in Alice in Wonderland. He was describing the Caucus Race, but it sounds quite a lot like the Gaza War, doesn't it? What's different is that at the end of the Caucus Race, the Dodo Bird declared: "Everybody has won, so all must have prizes." After ten days of more-or-less cease-fire, they're at it ag...
> Communal polarisation threat to national unity - By Dr Satish Misra
> For lasting peace, listen to women - By Aditi Bhaduri
> Surprise is a tactic, not a strategy - By Suhasini Haidar
> Life after force-feeding - By G Pramod Kumar
> Oh this water famine! - By S Mukhtar
Committee-reports to probe riots
Dear Editor, Reports of committees formed by political rulers have no authenticity because reports of such appointed political-committees are evidently according to their own political requirements, like is evident from report of Shivpal Yadav committee where the committee-head is himself a prominent leader of the ruling party. Political rulers even misuse ‘judicial panels/commissions’ headed by retired judges, when such appointed panels/commi...
> Pathetic condition of Circular Road
> Substandard eatables sale in canteen of educational institutions
> Cong failure
> Central agri university
> Censoring radio-channels
Custody battle of Pak girl lands in Delhi HC
NEW DELHI, Aug 22: A legal battle for the custody of a four-year-old Pakistani girl has reached the Delhi High Court, which on Friday issued notice to the Pakistan High Commission seeking its assistance in resolving the issue involving the child's paternal aunt and maternal uncle. The child had lost her Pakistani mother and Indian step father in June this year in an accident while they were on way to Srinagar from Delhi. An advocate in Lahore,...
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Don't let even the PM leave, says Qadri as protestors besiege Pak parliament
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (Agencies): Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri asked his supporters to guard all entry and exit points of the building and not let anyone move in or out of it until Sharif resigns. Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan have been leading separate p...
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Jodhamal felicitates International, National level winners
JAMMU, Aug 20: Jodhamal School felicitated its International and National level winners in a function held here today. Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion. The School Management informed that it began with the IAYP International Award for Young People (Duke of Edinburgh Award). Six students namely Subhagya Pargal, Devansh Suri, Kritika Chopra, Manik Sharma, Sayali Verma and Simran Kaur Rainu ...
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> GHSS Chakrohi wins Kho-Kho title
2G Scam: Court gives bail to Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 (Agencies): Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, were today granted bail by a special CBI court. "All the bail applications are allowed," Special CBI Judge O P Saini said and asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs five lakh each and a surety of like amount. Earlier during the day, the court granted ...
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