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AIIMS in J&K issue: NC, Cong score a self-goal
Mohammad Sayeed Malik
SRINAGAR, Apr 24: National Conference could not have chosen a worse issue and worse occasion and Congress could not have opted for a worse course than the two of them did today to crawl out of the woodwork--in collusion or separately. The NC and the Congress sought to shed their election-inflicted atrophy by falling behind the regional extremist forces in opposing the decision to set up an AIIMS facility in the Kashmir Valley. This position neg...
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‘NC creating regional divide’
No question of snatching AIIMS from Kashmir: Nirmal
‘Cong surrendered AIIMS for Jammu in 2004’
JAMMU, Apr 24: Deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said there is no question of snatching AIIMS from Kashmir and giving it to Jammu. He accused opposition National Conference and Congress of creating a regional divide between the two regions of the state. “NC and Congress both are trying to create regional divide in the state in a bid to serve their political interests. We will not allow that to happen. We take Jammu and Kashmir as on...
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Tabinda Gani rape, murder case
Court awards death penalty to 4 convicts
SRINAGAR, Apr 24: A Kupwara court Friday ordered death sentence to all four convicts in Tabinda Gani rape and murder case. A class 8th student, Tabinda, 13, was found dead in an orchard in Batapora area of Langate on July 20, 2007. Medical reports had confirmed that she had been raped before her throat was slit by the convicts -- Sadiq Mir, Azhar Ahmad Mir, both residents of Langate- and two non-locals- Mochi Jahangir Ansari of West Bengal and...
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More traffic rush likely after "Darbar move"
SRINAGAR, Apr 24: With the shifting of secretariate from Jammu to Srinagar already gearing up the city may be witness to more traffic chaos in coming days. Though the department of traffic police revealed that they were all prepared to tackle up with the vehicular pressure yet more traffic amid dilapidated roads may add to the mess across the city. During the past one week city has been seeing the prolonged traffic jams proving nightmarish to ...
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Protestors clash with police at Narbal
SRINAGAR, April 24: Clashes between protestors and police today occurred again at Narbal after Friday prayers. Reports said that soon after the Friday prayers youths pelted stones towards the forces and blocked the Srinagar-Gulmarg road. The cops fired smoke shells. However, after hours of ding dong battle, the forces managed to clear the Srinagar-Gulmarg road and allowed to the traffic to ply. During the clashes several youths including some ...
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Farooq takes a train ride to Anantnag
SRINAGAR, Apr 24: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah undertook a train ride from Srinagar to Anantnag and back today. This is Abdullah's second public appearance in three days. He appeared in Press Colony on Wednesday. "Farooq Abdullah boarded a train from (Nowgam) Srinagar to Anantnag where he offered prayers for party leader Abdul Gani Veeri, who passed away recently," a NC spokesman said. During his visit, Abdullah, who recently retur...
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Movement of suspects noticed on LoC in Balakote
POONCH, April 24: Alert Indian troops opened speculative fire after they noticed suspected movement of armed unknown persons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote area of Mendhar tehsil in Poonch district. Indian troops guarding Panjani Nallah Post noticed the movement of some unknown persons and took positions. They opened speculative fire along Indian side of LoC and they were pushed back towards PAK, sources said. Sources said last ni...
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Pak reference to Kashmir unfortunate: India
NEW DELHI, Apr 24: India has termed as "most unfortunate" Pakistan`s reference to the Kashmir issue at the Asian African summit in Jakarta, an official in New Delhi said. The Indian objection came following a reference to the festering issue by Pakistani Prime Minister`s Advisor Sartaj Aziz in his address at the Asian African summit 2015 in Jakarta. "It is most unfortunate that Pakistan has once again chosen to use an international forum such ...
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Shutdown in Jammu peaceful
JAMMU, Apr 24: A complete shutdown was observed in Jammu against the PDP-BJP coalition government for setting up of an AIIMS in the Kashmir valley. However, various protest demonstrations were staged in different parts of the Jammu city by the respective leaders and activists of opposition parties like National Conference, Jammu & Kashmir National Panther Party (JKNPP) Congress, VHP, Bajrang Dal, Ram Sena and Shiv Sena besides Chamber of Commer...
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Hardships for commuters during strike
JAMMU, Apr 24: People during Jammu bandh are facing hardships while approaching their destinations as they were forcibly made to alight from the public transport vehicles by the Congress, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Hindustan Shiv Sena activists in different parts of the Jammu city. There was complete chaos outside the Jammu Railway Station and General Bus Stand as commuters including pilgrims going to the Vaishno Devi faced problems in reaching thei...
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BJP forced Mufti to slap PSA on Masarat: Cong
JAMMU, Apr 24: Congress today alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir government has booked hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat under the stringent Public Safety Act under pressure from BJP. "Mufti Sayeed's bluff has been called. He has been forced to slap PSA on Masarat Alam under pressure from BJP and shift him to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu," Congress Legislative Party Leader Nawang Rigzin Jora told reporters here. Jora further said that ...
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'Darbar' closes in Jammu, to reopen in Srinagar on May 5
JAMMU, Apr 24: The civil secretariat and other offices of the Jammu and Kashmir government closed in the winter capital city on Friday and would now re-open in the summer capital city of Srinagar on May 5 as part of over a century old practice of "Darbar Move". After remaining operational in Jammu for nearly six months, the offices of the civil secretariat and other state government offices closed today to reopen in Srinagar in May. The govern...
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Govt appoints AAGs, lawyers
JAMMU, Apr 24: The state Government today appointed three Senior Additional Advocate Generals (Sr AAGs) and 10 Additional Advocates General (AAGs) among 32 lawyers for pleading cases of the state government. Advocate Triloki Nath Razdan has been appointed as Senior Additional Advocate General at New Delhi to represent the state government before the Supreme Court of India, an official spokesman said. Advocates S S Nanda and Seema Khajuria have...
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Guv administers oath to 2 ministers
JAMMU, Apr 24: Governor, N N Vohra today administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy as Cabinet Ministers (Ministers for State) to Chering Dorjay and Abdul Ghani Kohli, Members in the State Council of Ministers, at the Oath Ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan. Those who were present on the occasion included Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Chief Minister; Haji Anayat Ali, Chairman, Legislative Council; Dr Nirmal K Singh, Deputy Chief Minister; Jahangir Hus...
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Cartoon Corner
Suspect held on LoC in Poonch
MENDHAR, Apr 24: Army today apprehended a middle-aged man, who was moving under suspicious circumstances at Line of Control (LoC) near forward Post Katra under the area operation of Krishna Ghati Brigade in Roshni nallah area of Mankote tehsil of Poonch district, early this morning. Official sources said that troop of 1 Mahar regiment noticed a man moving under suspicious circumstance near forward Post Katra in Krishna Ghati, this morning. The...
> Cop caught red-handed accepting bribe
> CM orders early assessment of losses to apricot
> Ex-CEC LAHDC Kargil joins PDP
> Grievance Cell established for Kashmiri migrants
> Guv prorogues both Houses of J&K Legislature
Normalcy returns to Narbal
SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Normalcy today returned to Narbal and its adjoining areas after repeated clashes following the killing of Suhail Ahmad Sofi by police on Saturday. Shops, schools, government and semi government offices today opened in the township. Public transport was also plying normally on the roads. A large number of people were seen busy in purchasing different items in the market. There was no major deployment of police and CRPF in the...
> Farooq in Press Colony
> HC asks private schools to file affidavits on no-fee for flood period
> PDP demands removal of bunker in Tral
> No variations in weather conditions
> Mufti visits Farooq
Politics over farmer’s suicide
It is not just politics that has reached an abysmal low in this country; it is humanity that has plunged so badly in the higher echelons of circles of power and politics. At the centre of the issue is the shocking, dramatic and extremely tragic suicide by a farmer in full public glare at the venue of the Aam Aadmi Party addressed by Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi. The worst kind of politicking that followed is a shocking indication of how tragedies ar...
> Contractual adhocism
> Rahul versus 'suit-boot'
> Stinking affairs of JKCA
> Fresh unrest in Valley
> Around the world in 300 days, starring Modi - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
End our misery-for god's sake
By Abdul Majid Zargar
Kashmir's tryst with peace has proved short lived yet again , thanks to the savage and barbaric killing of two young boys Khalid Muzaffar Wani of Tral and Suhail Ahmad Sofi of Narbal. The two killings in quick succession is a befitting answer to newly elected Chief Minster Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's assertion that being head of unified command in State, the security forces will have to listen and act according to his instructions. Though ...
> Be humble, avoid being thrown out..! - By Robert Clements
> Separate homeland for Pandits: Disturbing development - Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
> When God Speaks..! - By Robert Clements
> Half a Titanic - By Gwynne Dyer
> Guzzling Beer to Win..! - By Robert Clements
Dwelling in the Dark Times of farmer suicides and sale of babies
By Humra Quraishi
Murders, killings, rioting over rotis have always taken place but going by the present condition of affected hectares there are more than indications of an extremely difficult period ahead. It is estimated that 94 lakh hectares of crop area across 14 states over the past three months has been affected. In Uttar Pradesh 29.64 lakh hectares of crop area was affected. In Haryana, 22.24 lakh hectares of crop area was affected. In Rajasthan 16.89 la...
> Land Acquisition Bill Takes Away Rights Of Farmers And Pits Them Against 'Make In India' - By Dr Rahul Pandey and Dr Sandeep Pandey
> BJP pro-rich policies come under fire - By Lalit Sethi
> AFSPA: License to kill - I - By A.G. Noorani
> CBI probe aimed at embarrassing Trinamool - By Arun Srivastava
> Poor people still struggling in USA - By Debabrata Biswas
Ending outdated colonial laws
Dear Editor, Union government has rightly taken up review of all laws of British era to end those colonial laws which have of no relevance now. Already self-attested affidavits are set to replace old tradition of getting these attested by gazetted officers. Revenue-stamp is required for receipts of amounts over a specified limit which is now rupees 5000 even though payment is made through banks. This is also a useless colonial practice which n...
> Decline of AAP, Kejriwal
> National-honours or government-honours
> Roads in dilapidated condition
> Rahul Gandhi’s absence
> Privacy or secrecy
HRD ministry implementing SS scheme for J&K students
NEW DELHI, Apr 23: The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development has been implementing the Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir since 2011. The Scheme aims to provide tuition fees, hostel fees, cost of books and other incidental charges to students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir who, after passing Class XII or equivalent examination through the State Board of J&K and from Central Board of Secondary Educ...
> Naxal commander gunned down in police encounter
> Police accuses AAP leaders of having instigated farmer's suicide
> Oppn ruckus over farmer's suicide forces LS to adjourn
> LeT bomb expert Tunda discharged in 2 cases, another case pending
> Nor'wester toll rises to 44 in Bihar
Indian-American Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General
FORT MYER (VIRGINIA), Apr 23 (Agencies): Indian-American Vivek Murthy was today administered the oath for the top post of US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremonial ceremony here, becoming the youngest-ever in charge of the country's public health. 37-year-old Vivek Hallegere Murthy is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration. "To have the opportunity to serve as Surgeon General is an extraordinar...
> Veto lies with Pak on solution to Indo-China border issue: Natwar Singh
> China's Xi describes Pakistan as a 'dependable' friend
> China, Pak launch joint think-tank, faces ridicule on Acronym
> Another temple vandalised in the US, third such incident in 2015
> Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat: Survivor
Bureaucrats violating GAD orders with impunity in J&K
JAMMU, Apr 24: J&K state seems to be ruled by the bureaucrats, especially in the backdrop of accusations that the state government has exclusively handed over the baton of administration to an “influential group” of officers who are violating the General Administration Department to J&K with impunity. Sources said, Sports Council has directed to all govt employees to immediately relinquish themselves from Sports bodies and federations till...
> One sports complex to be constructed at every block: Ansari
> Govt teacher rides her passion to become countries best athlete
> Anantnag T-20 Cricket Champions League -2015 begins
> Risk too high and unmanageable for any team to tour Pakistan, says FICA chief
> DG Sports interacts with sports persons
Coal Scam: Court issues warrant against JIPL's director R C Rungta
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (Agencies): A special court today issued non- bailable warrant (NBW) against Director of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL), R C Rungta, an accused in a coal blocks allocation case, for his failure to appear before it during the hearing. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar was irked that neither R C Rungta appeared before the court nor his main counsel was present during the hearing to move an application seeking exemption from pers...
> Coal Scam: I cannot be prosecuted on 'Hearsay', says Madhu Koda
> Corporate Espionage: Police file chargesheet against 13 accused
> Jaitley pitches for low taxes, taxpayers as 'partners not hostages'
> HC seeks details of money spent by Justice Sen Commission
> I-T dept names 31 major tax defaulters who owe 1,500-cr
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