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J&K took immediate action on NEET: PDP
‘Omar Abdullah should know how NC disempowered J&K’
SRINAGAR, May 4: PDP today said the government took an immediate action on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) decision of the Supreme Court by filing a prompt application against the applicability of the order to the state. “When the Supreme Court judgment came on April 28, the state government filed immediately, without delay and perhaps in record time, an application that the decision does not extend to the state as in Jammu and Ka...
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PDP misleading people on AFSPA: Cong
‘Separate KP colonies not to serve purpose’
JAMMU, May 4: Congress Wednesday lashed out at People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stating that its tall claims about the revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) were a political gimmick aimed at misleading the people. The party in a statement issued to the press was reacting to the assertions by Minister of State for Home Affairs in Parliament that there was no proposal under consideration of Government of India to withdraw the Armed...
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Incidents in Kashmir blown out of proportion: Alok Nath
SRINAGAR, May 4: Veteran actor Alok Nath, who is in the city to shoot for his upcoming film Sargoshiyan, says the situation in Kashmir is normal but even minor incidents in the Valley are blown out of proportion. The actor visited Kashmir after 25 years. “Minor incidents happen everywhere, in the country and the rest of the world but if something like that happens here, it becomes big, which should not happen,” he said. “Whatever I had heard ...
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Kashmir to get two new passenger trains today
CM to flag off trains; time table of other trains will change
SRINAGAR, May 4: Kashmir Valley is all set to get two more passenger trains from Northern Railways, which will have limited stops between Baramulla and Banihal. With the addition of two more trains, the Northern railways train services will now reach to 26 in a day. The new trains will be flagged off by the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Anantnag Railway station tomorrow. Chief public relation officer (CPRO), Northern Railways, Neeraj Sharm...
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Pak Dy HC visits ailing Yasin Malik
Delivers Nawaz’s letter
SRINAGAR, May 4: Deputy high commissioner of Pakistan in Delhi Syed Hyder Shah along with first secretary called upon ailing JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik at Delhi Fortis hospital. Yasin is undergoing treatment in the hospital for last three days. Deputy High Commissioner enquired about the health of the JKLF chairman and also delivered message of good wishes from the government of Pakistan to him, a statement issued here said. Deputy hig...
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HC dismisses Bar PIL on Handwara
‘Court has no reason to suspect police/SIT’
SRINAGAR, May 4: The High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed by Bar Association through which it had sought a high level judicial probe into the killings of civilians prompted after an alleged molestation bid by an army man in Handwara town. “In face of this prayer (high level judicial probe), what would be the function of judicial authority sought to be appointed: would it supervise the investigation or conduct a paral...
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Cold returns to Valley
SRINAGAR, May 4: Rains have been intermittently occurring in Kashmir since last night bringing down the mercury. The hot weather has been replaced again by cold. According to Met office forecast light rains would occur at most of the places in the state during the next 24 hours. "Weather is likely to remain cloudy throughout Jammu and Kashmir today (Wednesday) as we are expecting light rains during the next 24 hours," the weather office said. ...
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Implementation of Traffic diversion plan
‘Fresh initiatives taken to streamline vehicular movement’
SRINAGAR, May 3: While the newly implemented traffic diversions in city had resulted in a gridlock, the concerned authorities revealed that the initiatives were being taken to streamline the vehicular movement across the city. Recently the traffic department put in to place newly formulated traffic diversion plan in view of the ongoing construction of Jehangir Chowk Rambagh flyover. Apart from assuring the smooth construction work the initiati...
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Road accidents in Doda, Ramban
2 WB tourists among 5 killed, 7 injured
JAMMU, May 4: Two West Bengal tourists were among five persons killed and seven others injured in two separate road mishaps at Karara in Doda and near Ramsu in Ramban districts. Reports from Bhaderwah said that three persons, including a driver, were feared drowned after the vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into Chenab river in Doda district today. The tipper, which was on its way to Doda from Thathri, skidded off ...
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Boy goes missing from shrine near LoC
JAMMU, May 4: A 22-year-old boy went missing from a shrine near the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu region. The boy, identified as Javaid Iqbal, son of Alam Din, resident of Bhagla Chingus, was reported missing at 6 PM yesterday, said a police official. He said that the family had visited the Shah Lakh shrine in Numb village of Bhawani Nowshera to pay obeisance. A missing report has been lodged in Bhawani...
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`Situation not alarming’
Muslims will not allow IS to flourish: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Agencies): Stressing that activities of the dreaded terrorist organisation IS were not alarming, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today expressed confidence that the Indian Muslims would never allow such fundamentalist Islamic groups to spread its tentacles in the country. Intervening during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Singh assured that the activities of IS have been largely contained in the country. “Situation is not ala...
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3 JeM members arrested, sent on police remand
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Agencies): Three suspected members of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, arrested for allegedly planning an attack in the national capital, were remanded to 10-day police custody by a court on Wednesday as the investigators said their custodial interrogation was needed to crack their Delhi module. "The accused persons are sent to police custody till May 14," the court said. During the proceedings, police told Additional Sessions ...
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SC Collegium recommends 4 names for elevation to apex court
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Agencies): The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended elevation of three High Court Chief Justices and a senior lawyer to the apex court, the first since a new law on appointment of judges to higher judiciary was struck down by the top court. This is the first set of recommendations made by the SC Collegium for appointment as judges of the apex court after the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act came into force on A...
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13 Indians died in Pak jails since 2013: Govt
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Agencies): Thirteen Indians have died in Pakistani jails in the last nearly three-and-a-half-years including Kirpal Singh, who died recently in a Lahore jail, prompting India to seek a thorough investigation into it. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said India also reiterated to the Pakistan government that it was their responsibility to ensure the safety, security and well-...
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Cartoon Corner
JKPCC leaders condole Dr Romesh Chander’s demise
JAMMU, May 4: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee leaders deeply mourned the sad demise of veteran Congress leader and former Minister Dr Romesh Chander In a joint statement senior Congress leaders including Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, G. M Saroori, Tara Chand, Taj Mouhiuddin, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Chowdhary Mohd Akram, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Mohd Amin Bhat, Gulzar Ahmed Wani, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Mumtaz Ahmed, Vikar Rasool Wani, Mohammed Shar...
> Shahidi day of Banda Bahadur, Guru Samagam on May 7
> SOS International condemns VK Singh’s remarks
> `Systematic approach being followed in NPP designs’
> DSS holds CWC meet
> Prof Neelam Saraf awarded D Lit
MLA Langate accuses NC, PDP, Congress of acting as collaborators
SRINAGAR, May 4: Awami Ittehad Party chief and independent MLA Rasheed Wednesday said that NC and Congress have no moral right to condemn or accuse PDP as all these three parties have acted as collaborators and are responsible for creation of Kashmir dispute. Addressing a public gathering at Qammar, Verinag Rasheed asked people to get united to get rid of these “anti-Kashmiri forces”. “The lust of power among NC and PDP has reduced the regional...
> 13 houses gutted in fire
> Soldier dies in accidental fire
> We expect a verdict soon: PP
> One way traffic on Apr 30, May 1
> One killed, 2 injured in Pulwama accident
Forest fires in Himalayas
The BJP-led NDA government does not appear to be serious in tackling the menace of forest fires and its after-effects in the world famous Himalayan forest region as fire incidents have taken a heavy toll on its flora and fauna also. On the face of it, the central government has not initiated any measures to take care of the forests and check the damage caused to them due to frequent fire incidents in the past few weeks. The centre, which is dire...
> Fruits of labour sour
> Fishy Agusta affairs
> Hurriyat as 'Third Party'
> Dip in crude prices
> Power Projects: Politics, Facts and Fiction - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
BRICS must have a joint approach at G-20
By Arun Srivastava
Need for a concerted fight against us policies The evolution of China-US relationship needs to be carefully watched. During the Cold War, the China-US relationship was built on a common strategy to Soviet. The Soviet threat was a unifying factor. However the new phase of China-US relationship features friction. Theoretically, the Group of Twenty (G20) meeting on 4-5 September 2016 in Hangzhou would focus on global governance; role in...
> Fruits of labour sour - By Dhurjati Mukherjee
> Sedition, Protests and Democracy..! - By Robert Clements
> Dubious chopper deal - By Kuldip Nayar
> Give Me More..! - By Robert Clements
> Pak-India diplomacy - By A.G. Noorani
Only rich can fight for seat in Assembly or Lok Sabha
By Dr Satish Misra
Ongoing assembly elections in four states and one union territory are being keenly contested and every participating political party is trying to woo the voters with every possible way or trick. It is reassuring to see that voter turnout in two phased election in Assam and six phased electoral contest in West Bengal has been hovering around 80 per cent. It is a firm indication of people's faith in the democratic process. Elections so far have be...
> Blasphemous Truth - By M. Anwar
> Water Management: Don't blame God, plan - By Dr.S.Saraswathi
> Iraq: Failed State - By Gwynne Dyer
> No serious thought for forest fires - By Humra Quraishi
> Warming means unfair share for poor - By Tim Radford
Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) admits service-charge levied by hotels & restaurants
Dear Editor, It refers to newspaper-advertisements on 03.05.2016 whereby Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) has pictorially revealed that effective service-tax inclusive of cess on food served in air-conditioned restaurants is just 5.8 percent while restaurants are levying ten-percent additional as service-charge. Rather than issuing clarifications through newspaper-advertisements, CBEC and other concerned authorities in central and Delhi...
> Those exposed are now critics of RTI Act: However misuse must be stopped
> Be Indian Buy Indian
> Work without pay
> Woes of Housing Colony residents Udhampur
> Welcome unanimous decision by Allahabad HCt judges to work in summer-vacation
‘Invisible hand’ was guiding CBI, ED: Parrikar on chopper deal scam
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Agencies): Alleging that the procurement process in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal was violated, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday an inquiry in the case will focus on roles of those named in the judgment of an Italian court. AgustaWestland was alleged to have paid Rs 375 crore as bribe to secure Rs 3,700-crore contract to supply 12 VVIP choppers to the Indian Air Force. The contract for purchase of hel...
> Rise in minorities’ recruitment in govt jobs: Jitendra
> Rahul Gandhi bought two shops at market rates: Emaar MGF
> Hunger strike by JNU students 'unlawful': VC
> Uttar Pradesh STF, CBI arrest main accused in Vyapam Case
> RS ethics committee recommends expulsion of Mallya
Jaitley meets Pak FM
FRANKFURT, May 4 (Agencies): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today had a brief informal interaction with his Pakistani counterpart Ishaq Dar on the sidelines of the annual general meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) here. The two finance ministers met when Jaitley was on the way to attend a bilateral meeting. During the short meeting, both were seen exchanging pleasantries. Though it was just shaking of hands and exchange of a few words...
> Pak army confirms sacking of senior officers for corruption
> Fresh tremor hits western Nepal
> Pak to maintain minimum N-deterrence: Aziz
> Without dissent, parliamentary system is dysfunctional: Pranab Mukherjee
> Still negotiating F-16 deal with US: Pak
Arushi wins U-17 title in Chess
JAMMU, May 5: Arushi Kotwal secured the under-17 title in the ongoing Jammu Division selection mchess competition at Ace Chess Academy under the banner of All J&K Chess Association, here today. Avni Gupta got second position in girls’ category in the same group. Yaksh Chopra got second position in boys category in under-17 age group. Imtiaz Ahmad got third and Aakashdeep Singh bagged fourth place. Meanwhile, as per the organisers, the under-1...
> Inter-School Meet of Surankote Zone begins
> Soft Tennis selection trails on May 20
> Talented J&K player falls prey to politics
> Kashmir lad to participate in Intl Sqay event in Sri Lanka
> Stuart Law not committed with Pak team till August
PM's foreign visits led to higher FDI inflow: Govt
NEW DELHI, May 4 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits have yielded results in terms of increase in Foreign Direct Investment inflows and overall trade in goods, Parliament was informed today. "As a result of these (visits), the FDI inflows have witnessed a 40 per cent increase in 2015 (up to December) over the corresponding period in 2014. Moreover, India's overall trade in goods with these countries has risen by 2.3 per ce...
> Supply of Rs 1,000 notes sans thread stopped: Sinha
> Housing demand may pick up in next six months: Knight Frank
> Parrikar questions UPA, 'Who received kickbacks?'
> Modi govt revises EPF interest rate again; hikes it to 8.8%
> ED wants Vijay Mallya to appear in person; seeks to recall exemption
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