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Kashmir Floods-2014
Flood affected vehicles can be repaired at any pvt workshop
Call insured parties to collect their cheques: HC to Insurance Cos
SRINAGAR, Oct 31: The High Court has accepted the plea made by insurance companies that the flood affected car owners can get their vehicles repaired at any private workshop other than the authorized dealers of the car companies. According to additional advocate general Javed Kawoosa, a division bench of the High Court comprising of the Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice A M Magray, accepted the plea besides other prayers made by the four insu...
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Geelani, others put under house arrest
SRINAGAR, Oct 31: After arresting several separatist leaders and activists yesterday, authorities today placed house arrested Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani, his close associate Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza several others. A large contingent of police cordoned off the residences of Geelani and Sehrai and informed them about their detention. The police did not allow anyone to enter their house and strict vigil was mainta...
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Police won’t allow anyone to disrupt polls: DGP
Says 150-170 militants operational
SRINAGAR, Oct 31: Director General of police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar today said for the smooth conduction of the forthcoming assembly polls, stern action will be taken against elements who would try to disrupt the poll process. Talking to media persons at North Kashmir’s Qalamabad area, the Director General of Police (DGP) maintained that the priority for the police is to ensure holding peaceful elections and “if anyone is found disrupting the l...
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Upcoming LA polls crucial to safeguard J&K’s interests: Mufti
SRINAGAR, Oct 31: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are not about just the change of governance, but these polls would mark the beginning of a process for political, economic and social transformation in the state. “The upcoming polls to the State Assembly are politically very significant and the people should use this opportunity to give a positive turn to the situation which has w...
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PAC pays tributes to Ansari
PDP announces nominees for remaining LA seats
JAMMU, Oct 31: Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday announced the last and final list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The names of 11 candidates were announced after Political Affairs committee (PAC) of the party met under chairmanship of PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, a party spokesman said. All the 11 candidates fielded by the party are new faces including Javaid Beigh,...
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125 polling stations to be relocated on Indo-Pak IB
JAMMU, Oct 31: Fearing disturbances from across the Indo-Pak border, Jammu and Kashmir government will relocate 125 polling stations along the borderline in Jammu district to safer places to ensure border dwellers vote freely. "As many as 125 polling stations will be relocated along International Border (IB) to safer places in Jammu district", District Electoral Officer (DEO), Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu told reporters here today. He said there i...
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HC orders closure of brick kilns operating without ECC
JAMMU, Oct 31 (JNF): High Court (HC) directed Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board (JKPCB) for closure of brick kilns operating without obtaining ‘Environment Clearance Certificate’. Justice Tashi Rabstan of J&K High Court directed Chairman JKPCB for closure of all brick kilns in J&K operating without obtaining ‘Environmental Clearance Certificate’ from the authority. This significant direction has been passed in a petition filed b...
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Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41, diesel Rs 2.25
NEW DELHI, Oct 31(Agencies): Petrol price was today cut by Rs 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates. The reduction in rates of petrol and diesel, which was deregulated for the first time in more than a decade, will be effective from midnight tonight, Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, announced. The Rs 2.41 a litre price cut in petrol and Rs ...
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NC releases 4th list of candidates for assembly polls
Omar deserts Ganderbal to contest from 2 seats
SRINAGAR, Oct 31: Unsure of his political fate, chief minister Omar Abdullah has moved out of his Ganderbal assembly constituency. He will now contest the coming assembly elections from two other constituencies-Beerwah and Sonawar. Omar’s name figured in the list of 22 candidates, which National Conference (NC) released today. As per the list, Ali Mohammad Dar has been given mandate for Chadoora, Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri for Pulwama, Mohammad S...
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PCC observes Indira Gandhi’s 30th death anniversary
JAMMU, Oct 31:The 30th Death Anniversary of Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was observed throughout the state by the Congress party today. The main function was organized at the party’s headquarter Shaheedi Chowk, Jammu which was presided over by Thakur Hari Singh-Vice President PCC and was attended by Senior leaders of PCC, DCC, Mahila Congress, PYC, Seva Dal, Block and Ward committees in large number. While paying rich tributes to the ...
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23 permits issued to PAK residents
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Oct 31: After a gap of more than two months, Regional Passport Authority Jammu today issued 23 new permits for persons willing to visit Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK). It is reliably learnt that PAK authorities did not clear the verification of Indian nationals willing to visit towards PAK that’s why fresh permits were not issued from last many months. Officials sources said that a fresh list of 23 persons were issued by Regional...
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Hijacking of Ganga
Hashim Qureshi files defamation suit against ex-intelligence officer
SRINAGAR, Oct 31: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party, Hashim Qureshi today said he has decided to file a legal suite against R.K. Yadav, a former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer who in his book titled, 'Mission R&AW' in chapter 8 captioned, “Liberation of Bangladesh” at Page 227 has leveled certain baseless allegation against him. Quereshi said that the former RAW official, in his book Mission R&AW published by Man...
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NC MLA gets notice on MCC violation in Rajouri
RAJOURI, October 31: Rashpal Singh National Conference (NC) MLA Kalakot has become first violator of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in Rajouri district and he has been issued show cause notice for taking out a motor rally without the permission from the concerned Returning Officer, today. MLA has taken out a rally on Thursday to seek the blessings at the Ziarat of Sufi Saint Baba Ghulam Shah at Shahdara. He was joined by his supporters on way to S...
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Rajouri minibus toll mounts to 3
Four killed road mishaps in Jammu
JAMMU, Oct 31: Four persons including an elderly man were killed in different road accidents here since last night. Police said that an accident victim Mohammad Yousaf son of Kala Khan of Morha, Khanpur, Nowshera in Rajouri district succumbed to his injuries at Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here today. He was seriously injured when a minibus in which he was travelling met with in accident at Rajouri yesterday. The death toll in the...
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Cartoon Corner
Sham kick starts election campaign in Akhnoor
AKHNOOR, Oct 29: Senior Congress leader and Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma kick started the election campaign in his home constituency Akhnoor and addressed three well attended public meetings at Kotli Tanda, Gurah Talab and Kandi. Seeking support for him, Sham asked the people to vote for Congress party which he said was symbol of peace, unity, prosperity, mutual brotherhood and development of the state. He said C...
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Pressing hard to get memorandum approved: Vyas
SRINAGAR, Oct 29: A day after Kashmir Chamber of Commerce claimed that that the government was indifferent towards the problems of flood hit traders and people, secretary Finance to Government of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday said that a memorandum had already been submitted to Government of India while state government was pressing hard to get that memorandum approved and sanctioned. Kashmir Chamber of Commerce president Ashiq Hussain had claim...
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> Delegation led by Zahid Ali meets Governor
> Drug & Food Control squad destroys, confiscates flood hit essential commodities
> CA&PD books 14 shopkeepers
Hype over black money
Looking for people from India, who have stashed away their black money in foreign bank accounts in Switzerland and other European countries, on the basis of the lists provided by France to India amounts to witch-hunting by the BJP-led NDA government at the centre. Compiling the list of people having black money in foreign banks under the given circumstances in India is as ridiculous an exercise as hunting for clean politicians in Indian politica...
> All fuss and no clarity
> Cult of xenophobia
> A drop in ocean
> The conjurer's Nirma act on political horizon - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> A challenge post-floods
The Forever War and Muslim World’s Dilemma
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
War is not nice, said Barbara Bush, in what should be the understatement of the century. The wife and mother of the two US presidents should know what she is talking about. Her hosannas to peace did not prevent the two Gulf wars though. As Einstein said, you cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. You do not need Einstein’s brains or his crown of snow-white hair to know that ‘war is not nice’. Having suffered the unprecedented devas...
> Making black money..! - By Robert Clements
> Three Elections - By Gwynne Dyer
> Hidden alligators ..! - By Robert Clements
> Kashmir's elections and elitist discourse - By Adfar Shah
> Be Patient..! - By Robert Clements
These brave Kashmiri doctors risked their all to save young mothers
By Shazia Yousuf
It's been a few weeks since Dr Shahnaaz Teing, who works at Lal Ded, the lone maternity hospital in Kashmir, was rescued from the floods in Srinagar, yet she breaks down every time she talks about the desperation she witnessed for the four days she kept the critical medical facility going in the absence of electricity, medical supplies and food. On the morning of September 6, 2014, when Kashmir woke up to the biggest flood of the century, Dr T...
> Drowning Refugees - By Gwynne Dyer
> Another massacre of indigenous people in Guatemala
> My escape from the fury - III - By Malaika Masood
> From elitism to 'pro-poor' Modi government - By Lalit Sethi
> My escape from the fury - II - By Malaika Masood
Say no to divisive politics
Dear Editor, With the announcement of assembly elections, the politicians have started luring voters with haughty claims and big promises. But the voters, who are the ultimate fountain of power in a democratic set up, must use their right to vote with extreme caution. They should not go for divisive forces and should always remember that the strength of India lies in its secular foundation for which thousands had given numerous sacrifices. ...
> Elections in J&K
> Black money in foreign bank-accounts
> Credit Cards
> Shun rigidity
> Tackling menace of corruption in the state
PM rakes up 1984 anti-Sikh violence, praises Sardar Patel
NEW DELHI, Oct 31 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today raked up the anti-Sikh violence that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi this day 30 years ago and said it was a "dagger" in the centuries-old fabric of India's unity as he dedicated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as National Unity Day. Got up as an event to accord Sardar Patel, the 'Iron Man of India', his place in history, the Gover...
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> Teacher arrested for sexual assault of 6-yr old girl
> Fadnavis becomes first BJP CM of Maharashtra, Uddhav attends event
> All foreign bank accounts will be assessed by March 2015: AG
> Modi govt cannot be relied upon on Black Money Issue: CPI(M)
Ex-union Carbide Chief Warren Anderson dies
NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Agencies): Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed over 3,000 lives in one of the world's most lethal industrial accidents, has died in the US state of Florida aged 92. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter's son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, died on September 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida but his death was not a...
> First hearing under new Judge held
> Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pak
> Britain hands over last base to Afghan forces, ends 13-yr war
> Afghan Mullah jailed for 20-yrs for raping 10-yr-old
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MDU Rohtak wins men’s title; Panjab University claims women’s trophy
JAMMU, Oct 31: MDU Rohtak prevailed upon PU Chandigarh for the championship and defeated the opponents by (3 - 1) in men's section. While in the women section Panjab University trounced AMU Aligarh by (2-1). Kurukshetra University got the third place in men section and Rohtak University women remained third in the North Zone Inter University Badminton Championship. Shantmanu, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu who was the chief guest gave awa...
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> VC JU flags off Run For Unity
> Sports group deputation meet DC
> "Annoyed" Bangladeshi umpire seeks PM's intervention to get Indian visa
> Sachin "plays" cricket with Bradman boys
2G Scam: Raja, Kanimozhi, Ammal, 16 others put on trial
NEW DELHI, Oct 31 (Agencies): Former Telecom Minister A Raja was in "connivance" with MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and other co-accused in "parking" of illegal gratification of Rs 200 crore in Kalaignar TV, a special court today said and put them on trial on money laundering charges. If convicted, Raja and others will face a maximum sentence of upto seven years. This is the second case in the 2G spectrum allocati...
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> Centre gives list of 627 account holders to SC
> HDFC Bank results for the Quarter and Half Year ended
> EMD Inaugurates new world class facility
> Big oil discovery made near Ahmedabad
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