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Curfew lifted from Kashmir barring Pulwama, parts of Srinagar city
Protests and clashes in parts of Valley
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: Curfew was today lifted from Kashmir Valley barring Pulwama and two police stations of old city of Srinagar after 51 days. However, protests were held and clashes occurred at a few places. Except for Pulwama and areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and Maharajgunj , curfew was lifted this morning from Valley. The lifting of curfew after 51 days saw brisk traffic movement on roads in the morning. Private vehicles ...
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Shutdown in Bhaderwah, Doda over arrest of social worker
Saidullah Rangrez
BHADARWAH Aug 29: A complete shutdown was observed by the members of particular community, in Bhaderwah valley, Doda town and adjoining areas to protest against the arrest of a young social worker by police in Doda yesterday and also to express resentment against continuous human rights violations in Kashmir valley for the last 52 days. Shops, other business establishments and some private schools of particular community remained closed. Howeve...
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108 appointment orders under SRO-43 distributed in Jammu
Dialogue under Vajpayee doctrine will only address Kashmir: Mehbooba
JAMMU, Aug 29: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday stated that Vajpayee doctrine was the only way forward to resolve Kashmir issue as violence changed nothing on political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir over the years yet only brought mayhem, miseries, economic disaster and social disorder to the state. Reiterating that finally Pakistan would have come to the negotiating table as happened in the past, the Chief Minister said India should re...
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Committee flags gaps, vulnerability in Indo-Pak border fencing
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Use of scientific technology and heightened vigil on riverine frontiers while guarding the Indo-Pak border are among the suggestions given by a Home Ministry-appointed committee which also flagged gaps and vulnerability in border fencing. The committee, headed by former Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, was set up following the terror attack on Pathankot air base and it submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh ...
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No blanket ban on pellet guns but to be used rarely
NEW DELHI, Aug 29(Agencies): Pellet guns, which are being used by security forces for crowd control in Jammu and Kashmir, will not be completely banned but will be fired in "rarest of rare cases", a top government official said today. Senior government functionaries have arrived at this conclusion after extensive consultations with security forces and examining the ground realities in Kashmir valley. The option of firing pellet guns will rem...
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Centre appoints officer to look into plaints of Kashmiri youths
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (Agencies): A Joint Secretary-rank officer was today appointed in the Home Ministry as nodal officer for Jammu and Kashmir to address complaints of youths from the Valley facing harassment in different parts of the country. According to official sources, Joint Secretary (Kashmir) will be the nodal officer and receive complaints from Kashmiri youths and co-ordinate between various states for an early disposal of such cases. T...
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MHA notifies Arms Rule 2016 for UIN generation
March 31, 2017 cut-off date fixed
JAMMU, Aug 29: The Union Ministry for Home Affairs has notified the Arms Rule 2016 for generation of Unique Identification Number (UIN) for every arm licencee on or before March 31, 2017 in NDAL-ALIS system developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). In last 5 years, 1.17 lakhs arm licences have been issued in J&K. The directions in this connection have been issued on July 30, 2016 to Principal Secretaries/Secretaries (Home) of all states ...
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Track II diplomacy to restore peace
'Underperformance state BJP leadership totaly bypassed by PM'
JAMMU, Aug 29: The incumbent leadership of the J&K State BJP is deliberately not being involved in any talks by the party High Command or track II diplomacy to restore peace in Kashmir valley. Both the Union Government and the BJP high command are unsatisfied with the performance of the present BJP leadership of the party in J&K. This is significant as given away by the actions of the High Command because the state is reeling under a turmoil n...
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People throng banks, ATMs after lifting of curfew
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: After lifting of curfew today after 51 days, people thronged the local banks in huge numbers. People could be seen queuing outside local ATMs also. Owing to complete shutdown, curfew and restrictions since July 9 the banks across Kashmir valley have remained closed while majority of the ATMS were defunct giving people a tough time. Moreover, due to strict curbs put in place by authorities, the locals could not access bank b...
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Thrashing of Court employee: HC asks CRPF Commandant to appear in person
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: The High Court has ordered personal appearance of a commandant of 117 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) with regard to the beating of a court employee Mohammad Ramzan on August 19. As the matter came up for hearing today, a division bench headed by Chief Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar ordered commandant of CRPF’s 117 battalion to appear before it with regard to the beating of Ramzan who was on way to the office. ...
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Police arresting youth allegedly involved in stone pelting
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: Police and security forces are presently arresting youth allegedly involved in stone pelting incidents in Kashmir valley. Reports said that police has detained more than 500 youths across Kashmir valley allegedly involved in stone pelting incidents. In central Kashmir Srinagar and Budgam districts police has apprehended youths in nocturnal raids and lodged them in police nearby stations allegedly involved in stone pelting inc...
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NIA summons Geelani’s son for questioning
Agencies trying to malign leader’s family: Hurriyat (G)
SRINAGAR, Aug 29: NIA has summoned Dr Naeem Geelani, elder son of Hurriyat Conference (G), for questioning to its sub-office at Shivpora. NIA officials have told media that the case pertains to a PE registered by the NIA to probe flow of funds into various bank accounts from overseas which in turn is allegedly being used for anti-national activities in the Valley. Hurriyat (G) has strongly criticized the NIA move and termed the questioning of ...
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Rajnath to lead all party team to Kashmir on Sept 4
NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead an all party delegation to Kashmir on September 4. The delegation is expected to interact with a cross section of people as part of efforts to bring peace in the Valley which has been witnessing unrest. The delegation will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 4 and the Home Minister will lead it, a Home Ministry spokesperson said. Singh yesterday met BJP president Amit Shah, Fina...
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Air space violation by Pak in R S Pura
JAMMU, Aug 29: Panic struck International Border (IB) in Jammu district today as a small flying object flew close to the International Border (IB) in Arnia and RS Pura sectors. The flying object, probably a small plane, which was flying at a low height, was spotted and reported by the Border Security Force (BSF), guarding the International Border, official sources said, adding that a silver coloured two seater plane was witnessed flying over Bo...
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Cartoon Corner
Two die mysteriously in Katra, Ramgarh
REASI/JAMMU, Aug 25: Two persons died under mysterious circumstances in Katra and Ramgarh areas today. Mystery shrouds the death of a youth who was found dead under suspicious circumstances on the roof top of under construction building of Tourism department opposite Maduban Restaurant in Katra. Police said that a body of youth age approximately 35 years was found under suspicious circumstances lying on the roof top of under construction build...
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‘Except for few areas, no curfew from today’
SRINAGAR, Aug 28: “Following improvement in the situation, there will be no restrictions in Kashmir valley from tomorrow except town Pulwama and the areas falling under the jurisdictions of Police station M R Gunj and Police Station Nowhatta,” a police spokesman said....
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Shame of insensitivity
Last week the shocking image of a poor man, Dana Majhi, from Orissa's extremely backward area of Kalahandi, walking for about 12 kilometres, carrying a wrapped dead body on his shoulder, accompanied by his crying daughter, is a grim reflection of the system in this country that continues to deny people the right to live and die in dignity. It should have chilled the national conscience to the bone. But barring a few moments of disgust and horror...
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Changing party fortunes in UP, Punjab
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A week, a month is a long time in politics with polls few months away in State of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the scenario is changing every day. For instance six months ago Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party looked like a winner, but large scale desertions by its top leaders has made its position shaky. Mayawati has recovered somewhat by exploiting the issue of attacks on Dalit boys in Gujarat and detrogatory remarks about her by a top BJP lea...
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Of Dalit struggles, triumphs
By Shuriah Niazi
These days, Dalits are at the epicentre of protests and heated political debates. This demographic may still be largely marginalised and discriminated against but the narrative of gloom is slowly moving towards one that holds hope for a better future. Just a couple of years ago the Dalit women of Chaubara Jagir village in Sonkatch block of Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh, led change from the front and compelled their local administration to consi...
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Dear Editor, It is unfortunate that while most advanced countries like United States of America (USA) are fast realizing importance of products produced through organic farming, India which was pioneer in this field in our golden ancient past, is fast losing products produced from organic farming. In countries like USA, food-grains produced from organic farming and fertilizers made from dung are sold as premium items. Even fabric woven from co...
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Every right thinking citizen desires peaceful co-existence: Dr Jitendra
NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Lauding the composite ethos of Indo-Gangetic civilization, which is a hallmark of Varanasi and Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here that every right thinking citizen of India, regardless of whether he is Hindu or Muslim, desires peaceful co-existence and w...
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CPEC a game changer for South Asia region: Sharif
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (Agencies): The USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be a "game-changer" for Pakistan as well as for the entire South Asia region, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said today. Addressing the inaugural session of CPEC Summit and Expo at Pak-China Friendship Centre here, Sharif said CPEC is a new approach in development based on shared goals and aspirations as it is based on a unique model of economic developm...
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Puneet Jamwal hails govt’s decision on promotion of sports
JAMMU, Aug 29: Zonal President of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Jammu West Puneet Singh Jamwal hailed the decision of Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council asking coaches and instructors to upload their training sessions on social media so that the same can be monitored on routine basis. Puneet Singh while addressing the media said, “Such moves he said will not only enable department to monitor training sessions but also help parents analys...
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Rate cut possible only if inflation eases: Rajan
MUMBAI, Aug 29 (Agencies): Inflation projections are still at the upper limit of Reserve Bank's target and the policy rate can be cut only if inflation eases, outgoing Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. Retail inflation shot up to nearly 2-year high of 6.07 per cent, while the one based on wholesale prices soared to a 23-month high of 3.55 per cent in July. "Inflation projections are still at the upper limits of RBI's inflation objective. Wit...
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