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Will function from Old Sectt complex
Civil Sectt reopens after 11 days, yet to be made operational
Less than 10 pc employees mark attendance
SRINAGAR, Sept 18: Notwithstanding the haughty claims of the government to resume functioning from the seat of power from today, the civil secretariat, which though reopened after 11 days, could not be made operational Thursday with its ground floor still submerged under 3-4 feet of water. As the entire premises could not be dewatered completely though the flood water had receded, the state government decided to start the functioning of line de...
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PDP legislators, MPs to donate one-month salary
Mufti dismayed over tardy response of J&K govt
Calls for massive coordinated effort to rebuild Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Sept 18: Calling for a massive and coordinated effort to rebuild flood-ravaged Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Thursday expressed dismay over the tardy response of state government to the catastrophe. He, however, announced that the PDP legislators and parliamentarians would donate one month salary for relief and rehabilitation. PDP patron said the party legislators and parliamentarians would also...
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Flood-hit areas face acute shortage of essentials
SRINAGAR/JAMMU, Sept 18: Despite receding water levels and reopening of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway many parts of Srinagar and other district headquarters affected by flood water in Kashmir valley continue to reel under acute shortage of ration supplies and other essential items. Due to the crisis situation in some areas black marketing of food items has been reported but the state government machinery is yet to crack its whip to prevent ex...
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Flood-hit Kashmir Sikhs praise Geelani
SRINAGAR, Sep 18: Scores of Sikh families who were affected by the devastating September 7 floods of Indian administered Kashmir are all praise for pro-Pakistan Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani who visited one of their relief and rehabilitation camp set up in Sanat Nagar locality on the outskirts of Srinagar city. Kanwaljeet Singh, who teaches chemistry and coordinates relief work at the Sanat Nagar camp, told Authint Mail that Geelani visited ...
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China pushes in more troops into Chumar
LEH (Ladakh), Sep 18: Heightening tension, the Chinese Army pushed in more troops into Chumar village along the Line of Actual Control in the wee hours today, hours before the summit meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to sources, the Chinese side pushed in more troops before the break of dawn with more banners asking the Indian Army to leave the area. Both the armies were maintaining a dist...
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Border standoff 'effectively managed': China
BEIJING, Sep 18 (Agencies): China today tried to play down the continuing border standoff at Chumar coinciding with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, saying the incident has been "effectively controlled and managed." "China and India attach great importance to the incident you mentioned. With immediate and effective communication, this has been effectively controlled and managed," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters her...
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JKJCCI demands immediate access at LoC for transporting relief goods from PAK
Traders begin massive relief collection campaign in PAK
MIRPUR (PAK): Sep 18: Jammu & Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JKJCCI) has demanded immediate access at the two existing trade and travel routs at the Line of Control for the quick transportation of the relief goods to the flood-hit people in Jammu & Kashmir including the terribly-flooded Srinagar. Addressing a news conference here late Tuesday, Zulfiqar Abbasi, President AJK (Pakistan Administered Kashmir) Chapter of the Jammu ...
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3 tremors rock Bhaderwah
BHADARWAH/GANDOH, Sep 18: Three moderate-intensity tremors were felt in the Chenab region last night and in the wee hours, today. The tremors again brought fear among the people who were trying to gather their lives after the May 1, 2013 earthquake. However, the tremors lasted for a short time. The quakes measuring 4.3, 3.7 and 3.1 on the Richter scale shook Bhaderwah belt at 10:33 PM, 10:40 PM and 5:45 AM today, MeT department officials said....
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Roads, water supply partially restored in Poonch
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Sep 18: After more than two weeks, Poonch district is limping back to normalcy. The vehicular traffic on Kalai-Jhulas road was resumed today while 70 percent power and 80 percent drinking water facility restored in Poonch district this evening. There are few villages without electricity and drinking water in this border district. Official sources said road connectivity of Khanetar, Bhainchh, Kanuyian, Mangnar, Dara Dullian, Jhulas and ...
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Kathua clash, shoot-out
Prime accused arrested after hot chase
JAMMU, Sept 18: Police today claimed to have arrested the main accused in the shootout in the office building of Truck operators Union at Govindsar Kathua between two groups of truck operators two days back, which left one Excise guard dead and three truck operators injured. Identified as Kuldeep Singh alias Kingu son of Harnam Singh resident of Ward number 8 Kathua he was arrested when he was trying to flee towards Punjab via the Ravi river in...
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Gen Hooda visits Srinagar
UDHAMPUR, Sep 18: Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command arrived in Srinagar today on a one day visit to review the ongoing relief and restoration operation in the valley. Defence spokesman said that on his arrival, Army Commander was received by GOC 15 Corps Commander and was briefed on the relief and restoration operations launched by the Chinar Corps under mission ‘Sahayata’. He also visited the flood affected areas inside the Bad...
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CM thanks Guv for donating one month’s salary
CM donates Rs one lakh
SRINAGAR, Sept 18: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who this morning reviewed the latest prevailing aftermath in the state arising out of devastating floods at a high level meeting he chaired here, expressed gratitude to the Governor N N Vohra for donating his one month salary in the J&K Chief Minister’s Flood Relief fund. Omar also announced Rs 1 lakh donation out of his salary to the flood relief fund and appealed to the MPs and legislators of t...
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Vohra reviews flood relief work
SRINAGAR, Sept 18: The GOC XV Corps Lieutenant General Subrata Saha briefed Governor N N Vohra in a meeting this afternoon about the rescue and relief measures so far taken by the army on its own, and with IAF’s support, to meet the enormous challenge posed by the flood disaster in J&K. Thereafter, along with Lieutenant General Saha, the Governor undertook an aerial reconnaissance of the entire town and surrounding areas. The Governor had under...
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10th, 12th class exams postponed
SRINAGAR, Sept 18: Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education on Thursday in the wake of situation caused by the dreaded floods in the Valley, decided to postpone all the examinations of 10th and 12th classes till further orders. According to Board sources, these examinations included the practicals also. They added the new schedule would be announced after the situation caused by devastating flood was reviewed....
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Cartoon Corner
Tax payments in J&K extended till Dec 15
NEW DELHI, Sep 18: The government today extended the last date for payment of the September installment of advance tax from September 15 to December 15 for taxpayers of Jammu and Kashmir. "Considering the large-scale devastation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir due to the natural calamity, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the date for payment of second installment of advance tax for companies and first installment of advan...
> Army has been our saviour, say flood victims of Jammu villages
> Jet Airways’ additional flight today
> DRDO extends helping hand in relief Ops
> JU suspends class work on Sep 8 and 9
> Farooq,Rana condole demise of Gh Nabi Khan
Rs 120-cr relief fund for flood hit J&K
NEW DELHI, Sep 18: The ministry of Minority affairs on Wednesday announced to provide Rs 120 crore for relief and rehabilitation of the flood hit Jammu and Kashmir. The officers working in the ministry will donate a day`s salary for Prime Minister`s Relief Fund. Minority affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said the special package will be utilised under various schemes and programmes being executed by the ministry. Out of the Rs. 120 crore package...
> Desperate separatists creating hurdles in flood relief operations
> NDRF jawan injured in attack by angry locals
> Army Major, 3 others killed in accident
> PDP slams BJP, Cong , NC for the sufferings of KPs
> Pulwama people being discriminated against for their political lineage: PDP
Set back for BJP in bypolls
The results of the three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across 10 states for bypolls, especially the outcome in Uttar Pradesh, are a major set back for the BJP, three months after a much-hyped Modi wave allowed them to capture power in New Delhi. Anti-incumbency factor is a usual trend in every Indian election off late. However, just three months from the general Lok Sabha elections, such a major reversal of BJP’s fortunes is an...
> Fear of epidemics in Valley
> Ridiculous claims
> Herculean task in hand
> Too meager a response
> Man behind the disaster, before and after - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Playing politics on KPs return
By Kuldip Nayar
Kashmiri Pundits, like Punjabi Hindus, have no homeland to return to. Both want to go back. But the militancy that ousted them is still strong. On the top it is the local population which has been contaminated by the fundamentalists. Some Pundits who have returned are unhappy. They find that the atmosphere of secularism is, by and large, a memory of the past. They have the feeling of being strangers at places where they and their forefathers li...
> No love in the backseat..! - By Robert Clements
> State of Prisons: Overhaul laws, administration - By Dhurjati Mukherjee
> Burnt Chilly Fried Rice..! - By Robert Clements
> Two new "Islamic States" - By Gwynne Dyer
> Wasted talents..! - By Robert Clements
When a flood is not a flood: Why Kashmir is not Uttarakhand
By Ajaz Ashraf
The flooding in Kashmir may or may not have been the worst in India's history, but it is arguably the most political of them all. Never before have the floods inspired people to read into them multiple, often contradictory, meanings. From the ideas of nation and loyalty to the role of the army in relief operations, to the insistence in some quarters that Kashmiris must express gratitude for soldiers who saved their lives, there is hardly an ide...
> An Assam's tea gardens mothers' club fights alcoholism - By Azera Parveen Rahman
> Combination of man's greed and climate change could be behind Kashmir disaster - By Marianne de Nazareth
> Kashmir floods highlight the cost of careless urban planning - By Alan Mwendwa
> Communal propaganda has no place in this country - By Humra Quraishi
> As Floodwaters recede in Kashmir valley, anger grows - By Julie McCarthy
FIR necessary against Telangana CM
Dear editor, It refers to threatening remarks of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao against media like ‘breaking their necks and bury under ten kilometres under the earth’ for such TV news-channels not dancing to tune of state-government. Already two TV news-channels have been blocked in the newly created state for airing view-points against policy of ruling Telanagana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state. Such statement could easily...
> Regular Chinese incursions
> Necessity of passing whistle-blower act
> Indo-China relations
> Preserving J&K’s architectural heritage
> Why private cars of VVIPs allowed with VIP numbers
‘Vehicles carrying relief material toll free’
NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (Agencies): Vehicles carrying relief material to flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been exempted from paying toll fee till September 24, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "All vehicles carrying relief material to J&K are exempted from paying user fee at toll plazas till Sep 24, 2014," Gadkari tweeted. Floods claimed over 200 lives in the Kashmir Valley. Over 234,000 flood-hit people have been...
> Oil Ministry ensuring adequate supplies to flood-hit Kashmir
> PM takes up the issue of Chinese incursions with President Xi
> Patkar says China, Japan want to reserve Indian land
> Won't compromise at the cost of self-respect: Shah tells Sena
> TN govt asks 2 univs not to follow UGC circular on Hindi
Should Scotland stay with Britain? residents come out to vote
EDINGUBURG, Sep 18 (Agencies): Scotland voted today in an independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia. Some 97 per cent of eligible Scots -- nearly 4.3 million people -- have registered to vote, underscoring the passions that the historic decision has ignited across the nation. In queues snaking outside polling stations, voters spoke emotionally ...
> Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame'
> General Allen to lead US' global coalition against ISIS
> Death toll in Pak floods reaches 274
> Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel
> Hasina likely to hold first meeting with Modi on Sept 27
J&K team announced for NZ Sport Climbing Championship
JAMMU, Sep 18: Mountaineering Association of J&K has selected 33 climbers including 14 girls for participation in the 20th North Zone Sport Climbing Championship scheduled to be organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT, Kanpur) from September 25 to 28. The team led by Anil Kumar of R S Pura shall participate in all categories of Senior, Junior and Sub Junior Boys and Girls. The state team has been sponsored by J&K State Sports...
> J&K floods cut-off Parvez Rasool from the world
> Wisden's wish for Anandji Dossa on his 99th Birthday
> West Indies umpire buried three weeks after his death
> Irish girl becomes world's youngest and first 21st century-born player
> MAM lifts men’s trophy; PG Department claims women’s trophy
India-China Ink 12 pacts, China to invest USD 20 bn 5 yrs
NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (Agencies): India and China today inked 12 pacts in a range of areas including railways and outer space as Beijing pledged investments of USD 20 billion over five years in a bid to boost economic ties and address India's concerns over trade deficit. The agreements were signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held extensive talks on entire gamut of ties between the two countries including the ...
> Diesel subsidies should be eliminated immediately: Rajan
> Inflation dips to 5-yr low of 3.7 pct, RBI rules out rate cut
> India's export growth slips to 2.35% at USD 26.95 bn in Aug
> Apple launches new iPhones, but smart watch steals show
> Jan Dhan Yojana: 10.56 lakh new bank accounts opened in Punjab
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