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Parrikar to review J&K security situation on 2-day visit
SRINAGAR, May 21: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow to review the security situation in the state. "The defence minister will arrive on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow," Udhampur-based Defence spokesman Colonel S D Goswami told media persons. He said that the defence minister will be accompanied by army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and Gen Officer Commanding-in-Chief o...
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Hike in demand for Ramzan, peak summer in Jammu
Mufti orders purchase of 250 MWs power
SRINAGAR, May 21: In order to overcome increased demand of power during the holy month of Ramzan and peak summer season in Jammu, chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today issued directions to Power Development Department (PDD) to purchase additional 250 MW of power. He also asked the PDD to put in place an institutional mechanism to check pilferage and improve recovery so that the burgeoning gap between power purchase and revenue realizatio...
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India to take pro-active steps to thwart terror: Parrikar
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, May 21: Asserting that “terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India would take "pro-active" steps to prevent a 26/11 type attacks hatched from foreign soil. "There are certain things that I obviously cannot discuss here. But if there is any country, why only Pakistan, planning something against my country, we will definitely take some pro-active steps," he said at an ...
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Restrictions in some parts of old Srinagar
Shutdown affects normal life
SRINAGAR, May 21: Restrictions were imposed in some parts of old city of Srinagar today, while normal life was affected due to strike called by Hurriyat Conference (M). The call for the strike was given on the death anniversaries of Moulana Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Hurriyat (M) had also asked the people to assemble at Martyrs Graveyard here. Restrictions were imposed in some areas falling under the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Rainawar...
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Adm, financial mess-a backlog of NC-Cong regime: PDP
SRINAGAR, May 21: The administrative mess and financial liabilities are a backlog of NC-Congress coalition which will be over soon through visionary planning, better management and control. Addressing a day long convention of party delegates at Baramulla PDP General Secretary, Nizamudin Bhat said that thousands of regular employees, daily rated workers, casual labour and adhoc appointees in various departments are without salaries and wages fro...
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Implementation of Food Security Law
Declare your stand by June 1: HC to Govt
SRINAGAR, May 21: The High Court today directed the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led government to file an affidavit whereby declaring its stand on implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state. The order was passed in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking implementation of NFSA in Jammu and Kashmir. A division bench headed by the Chief Justice who passed the order asked the state to file this affidavit by or before June 1. Pe...
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Geelani's passport application can’t be processed: MEA
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, May 21: The Ministry of External Affairs has apparently decided to deny a passport to hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani in its present form. In a tweet, Vikas Swarup, the spokesperson for the MEA, said: “We have seen media reports of Mr Syed Ali Geelani’s passport application. An incomplete passport application was received from him. Fees were not paid and the biometric details and photographs not submitted. The application ...
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Geelani's application will be processed on merit: MHA
NEW DELHI, May 21: The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on "merit" depending on completion of "formalities" by him, the Union Home Ministry said today, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir. "Passport is the right of every Indian citizen and is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs after following due process. In case any applicant applies ...
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CM directs ERA to prioritize solid waste management
SRINAGAR, May 21: Emphasizing upon total recycling and reuse of garbage waste in an environmentally-sound manner, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today stressed upon J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) to use state-of-the-art technologies in their ongoing solid waste management projects. He also called upon ERA to prepare plan for futuristic projects which can be taken up under Tranche III of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded ...
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Multi-crore land scam in Channi Himmat
HC orders status quo on Thanger nallah land construction
JAMMU, May 21: In a significant development in the multi crore land scam case the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday directed the different state government agencies including Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board to maintain the status quo with regard to construction on the land reclaimed from Thanger nallah in Channi Himmat Housing colony. After the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh failed to set up high level inquiry to fix the responsibili...
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‘ SPOs’ wages’ hiked from Rs 3000 to Rs 6000’
BJP: No question of shelving artificial lake project
`No backtracking on AIIMS for Jammu’
JAMMU, May 21: BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said Thursday that the BJP led Narendra Modi government fulfilled its promise to over 25000 SPOs working in the state by enhancing the monthly wages of SPOs from Rs 3000 to Rs 6000. He also stated that there was no question of shelving artificial lake project similarly there was no backtracking on AIIMS for Jammu. Jugal was addressing a joint press conference along with Member of...
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Transfers, postings in finance deptt
SRINAGAR, May 21: The state government today ordered following transfers and postings in the Finance department with immediate effect. Ramesh Singh Dy. Finance Officer/ CAO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra has been transferred and posted as District Treasury Officer, Udhampur vice Sanjay Kumar. He will also hold the additional charge of the post of CAO, District Fund office Udhampur till a substitute is posted there. Ranbir Singh,...
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XEN Poonch attached
Sukhnandan directs suspension of XEN PHE, Sopore
SRINAGAR, May 21: The state government today ordered the attachment of Executive Engineer (XEN) PHE, Division Poonch with Deputy Commissioner, Poonch till further orders. The order has been issued following act of non-compliance of the directions of Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sukhnanan Kumar. The Charge of the Executive Engineer PHE Division Poonch shall be held by the Executive Engineer I&FC Poonch. Meanwhile, taking a ...
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148 J&K panchayat members quit following threats
JAMMU, May 21: As many as 148 panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir resigned last year following threats from terrorists, with Budgam district topping the list with 26 Sarpanches and Panches quitting their posts. Officials of the J&K Home Ministry said Budgam district in Kashmir Valley topped in the resignation of panchayat members with the number standing at 26. It was followed by Leh district of Ladakh region where 24 panchayat members have...
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Cartoon Corner
Seeking Indian passport a compulsion: Hurriyat-G
SRINAGAR, May 21: Huriyat Conference (G) on Thursday said that applying for the Indian passport in Kashmir is a ‘compulsion’. “It is a simple issue that is trying to be made complicated. Indeed it is a compulsion for us to apply for an Indian passport from Kashmir. We have to use even Indian currency here. The debate being generated over the issuance of passport to Syed Ali Geelani is unfortunate and condemnable,” Huriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz ...
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Body of one drowned boy retrieved from Srinagar
SRINAGAR, May 21: Police today retrieved the body of one of the drowned teenage boys from Srinagar. According to police sources dead body of the boy identified as Haseeb Ahmad Bhat Son of Hilal Ahmad Bhat of Budubagh Khanyaar was recovered today from Jhelum at Gagarpora Noorbagh area in old Srinagar. Officials at police control room said the body was found at around 3p.m in afternoon. “After the continuous efforts of 12 days today at around 3...
> Naeem visits Dadasara to felicitate matric toppers
> Rains lash valley
> ‘No flood threat in Kashmir’
> Srinagar-Leh NH reopens for traffic
> Road mishaps continue to claim lives
Dirty confrontation in Delhi
The on-going confrontation between a democratically elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi headed by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the issue of transfers and postings of some IAS cadre officers and their appointments amounts to slaughter of democracy in broad day-light. The manner in which the Lieutenant Governor cancelled all the postings made by the democratically elected government sinc...
> Row over AIIMS dangerous
> Trips not policy abroad
> Petroleum prices hike
> Unlettered literates in teaching posts
> It's about food, stupid; not just farms and farmers - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
AAP in power: 100* not out
By Dr. Munish Kumar Raizada
They say that 'With great power comes great responsibility'. But in a democracy, 'With great mandate, comes a great responsibility'. The unprecedented mandate given to the Aam Aadmi Party in the recent Delhi elections meant that expectations of Delhi's citizens from the 'new kid on the block' were sky high. Now with the Delhi Government's 100 day anniversary overlapping with one year anniversary of the Modi Government at the centre, many politic...
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Ranchi tribals fighting against displacement
By Arun Srivastava
The adivasis of Jharkhand are on the war path protesting against the expansion of the city on the plea of creation of a Smart City, the new Capital City of Jharkhand. The project Greater Ranchi has got a fresh lease of life under the new BJP government led by Raghubar Das. The tribals feared yet another phase of displacement. Apprehending that the ambitious project would rob them off their prized land, roamed around the streets of Ranchi armed w...
> There's Just No Defending Marital Rape - By Syeda Hameed
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> The eternal appeal of Tagore and his writings - By Humra Quraishi
> Remembering Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq - By Bhushan Bazaz
Involvement of cops in drug trafficking, a grave issue
Dear Editor Since two months, there are several cases regarding involvement of Jammu and Kashmir police cops in drug trafficking which is serious issue for state administration to handle them who are always keen to protect the people and helping in maintaining law and order situation in the state. The police since its establishment in the state had organized uncountable shows and awareness programmes with the collaboration of civil society to...
> Communal violence is on rise
> Complaints against whistle-blower daughter of Delhi CM
> Domestic politics at foreign level
> Shun boycott, Band calls modus operandi
> Systemising the transport system
‘Geelani must declare himself Indian’
NEW DELHI, May 21 (Agencies): The government today said Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's passport application is incomplete, therefore, it can't be processed in its present form. Geelani had applied for a passport to visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia. Many political parties have backed Geelani and urged the government to issue him a passport on "humanitarian grounds", while some others opposed any such move by the C...
> ‘Geelani has to follow procedures’
> NDA did away with UPA's 'Jhooth, Loot Ki Sarkar': Prasad
> IAF lands jet on Yamuna Expressway as part of emergency landing trials
> 10,000 home guards court arrest in Bihar, govt acts tough
> Union Minister's 'prosperous' remark invites criticism from Khaps
4 ministers quit Sirisena Govt, accuse PM of 'high-handedness'
COLOMBO, May 21 (Agencies): Four ministers belonging to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today resigned from the Maithripala Sirisena government, accusing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of high-handedness and taking control of the ruling coalition. The four Ministers -- Mahinda Yapa Abewardene, Cabinet Minister in charge of Parliamentary Affairs; Dilan Perera, State Minister for Housing and Samrudhi and SLFP spokesperson; C B Ratanayake, Sta...
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> India, S Korea to deepen defence and economic cooperation
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> Pak clerics declare suicide attacks 'Un-Islamic'
J&K mini volleyball teams leave for Tamil
JAMMU, May 21: Jammu and Kashmir state volleyball teams today left for participation in the 23rd Mini National Volleyball (boys and girls) Championship to be held at Erode in Tamil Nadu from May 27 to 31. Prior to their departure, the team underwent a screening test conducted by the State Sports Council. Earlier, a 14-day coaching camp was organised by the Sports Council for the selected probable under the supervision of coaches. The team was...
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> J&K Police wrestler lifts 44th Roun-Domail Kesari title 2015
66% businesses believe some form of bribery acceptable: Survey
MUMBAI, May 21 (Agencies): A whopping 66 per cent of businesses in the country believe that some form of bribery is acceptable, in spite of increased regulatory actions and public outcry against corruption, according to a survey. As many as 80 per cent believe that corruption is still widespread, with 52 per cent saying offering gifts to win businesses is "justifiable to help a business survive", while 27 per cent justify cash payments, the sur...
> Company denies job to MBA graduate, says we hire only non-Muslims
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> BMW participates in ‘Make in India’ with upto 50 percent local content in cars assembled at BMW Plant Chennai
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