Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Life paralysed till 2.00 PM for 79th day, clashes at some places
Curfew lifted from Valley, people throng markets Sunday afternoon
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Curfew was lifted from entire Kashmir today, however, restrictions remained in force in some areas due to the call by separatists for march. Markets reopened in most parts of Kashmir today after 2 PM in view of the relaxation in strike call given by separatists. Lot of hustle bustle was witnessed in the markets with people in large number thronged the markets. However, police and para- military forces burst smoke shells and re...
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Curfew imposed in Kishtwar after protests against PSA detentions
KISHTWAR, Sep 25: Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar town early today after the detention of three persons under Public Safety Act (PSA) triggered stone-pelting by a mob and escalation in tension. The hilly district of Kishtwar is once again sitting on powder keg in the aftermath of arrest of at least three local youth who were allegedly involved in stoking fire in the region. The surcharged atmosphere was on verge of exploding and triggering more ...
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After 79 days of strike, life resumes in Lal Chowk
SRINAGAR, Sep 22: Life returned to normal at Lal Chowk and other areas today after 79 days long general strike, curfew and restrictions. The shops, stores and other business establishments in and around the business hub of Lal Chowk opened at 2.00 PM for the first time since July 8 post the killing of HM commander Burhan Wani which has brought the entire valley on edge. A huge rush of people could be seen along the market while heavy priva...
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Leading retina surgeon Dr Natarajan again in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Renowned ophthalmologist Dr Natarajan has again arrived in Kashmir to perform surgeries to pellet injured youths at SMHS. For the last three days, Dr Natarajan and his team of four doctors have conducted more than 50 new surgeries to pellet injured youths and most of the youths after surgery are feeling better. In SHMS alone 890 youths have been admitted in the hospital injured in pellets and most of the youths are interested...
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No invitation sent to Hurriyat for ADP: Cong
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Defending closing of doors by Hurriyat leaders to members of All Party Delegation that recently visited the state, Congress state chief GA Mir today said that Government of India must first clarify whether Hurriyat leaders are the stakeholders of the Kashmir issue or not. “They (Hurriyat leaders) were not officially invited for any dialogue. It was an unofficial visit by some members of All Party Delegation that tried to visit...
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Tunnel closed; Commuters stranded in Qazigund
SRINAGAR, Sep 25: Hundreds of Jammu bound vehicles were stranded on Saturday night at Qazigund, much to the annoyance of commuters. No vehicle from Qazigund was allowed to cross Jawahar Tunnel and only the traffic coming from Jammu was allowed to move towards to Srinagar, said eye witnesses. They added that Jawahar-Tunnel was closed for the movement of traffic past night. “In the morning, Army convoy, private and public transport coming from ...
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BSF jawan succumbs to injuries, death toll rises to 19 in Uri attack
NEW DELHI, Sep 25 (Agencies): Border Security Force jawan Pitabas Majhi from Orrisa, who was admitted to hospital with severe burn injuries died today, a week after four armed militants attacked the Uri base in Jammu and Kashmir. With the death of Pitabas Majhi, the death toll in Uri attack is now stands at 19. According to a report, Pitabas Majhi, a native of Danajhola village of Komna block in Naupada district was severely injured during t...
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Search operation, flag march in villages near Indo-Pak border
PATHANKOT, Sep 25 (Agencies): Punjab Police and Border Security Force (BSF) today carried out a joint search operation and flag march in villages near Indo-Pak border, amid a heightened vigil in the wake of the Uri attack a week ago. The objective of carrying out search operation was to ensure safety, security and thwart any attempt by intruders coming from across the border, Pathankot police said. As many as 150 security personnel including S...
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Sex racket busted in Jammu, 20 detained
JAMMU, Sep 25: A sex racket, allegedly being run with the help of social media, has been unearthed and about 20 people including a woman and army officer have been detained. Police said that it had received a complaint in Janipur area from a local that some websites and social networking sites had allegedly posted advertisements of escort services and calls girls in Jammu. "The services were being provided by some locals who had published thei...
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US appeals for direct Indo-Pak dialogue
WASHINGTON, Sep 25 (Agencies): The US today said it strongly "encouraged" India and Pakistan to engage in direct dialogue to reduce tensions, as the war of words between the two neighbours escalated over the Kashmir issue. "The United States strongly supports all efforts between India and Pakistan that can contribute to a more stable, democratic, and prosperous region, including meetings between the Indian and Pakistani officials," a senior Sta...
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BJP has taken Uri attack very seriously: Nirmal
KOZHIKODE, Sep 25 (Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech against Pakistan and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken up the matter very seriously. Nirmal Singh said, "The way Pakistan has shown cowardness in Uri and the way they had sent there men and attacked our Army men it was a kind of proxy war. This incident has agitated the whole country and t...
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Anger in India today is just as it was before 1965 war: Modi
NEW DELHI, Sep 25 (Agencies): Likening the anger in the country over Uri attack to that witnessed in the 1965 war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday maintained that those responsible for the terror strike will surely be punished as he asserted that the army does not speak but displays bravery. He also sent out a message to the people of Kashmir, which has been witnessing unrest for over two months, saying that "peace, unity and harmony" ar...
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Pak accuses Modi of ‘vilification campaign’
ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (Agencies): Pakistan on Sunday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that it was exporting terror, saying the remarks were part of a “well thought out vilification campaign” to distract attention from Kashmir. Pakistan Foreign Office, in a statement, said Prime Minister Modi in a public meeting in Kerala “tried to malign Pakistan”. “It is unfortunate that Indian leadership continues to indulge in a well thought ou...
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IDP holds Peace Conference at Samba
Expresses serious concern on continuous cycle of violence in Kashmir
JAMMU, Sep 25: Advocate Subash Singh Sambyal state president, IDP has expressed serious concern on continuous cycle of violence in Kashmir valley in which more than 10,500 people injured and 5000 people got pellet injuries and hundreds people including children lost their vision due to eyes injury. This he was stated by presiding over the one day Peace Convention of IDP at Samba today. He said since the eruption of unrest 82 youths h...
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Cartoon Corner
CM urged to elaborate opposition about implementation of GST
JAMMU, Sep 26: The leaders of Citizen’s Forum (CF) today requested Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to kindly elaborate the opposition of Finance Minister Hasseeb Drabu to implement GST in present form in our state. “We also want to know that what does he means by stating J&K as constitutional issue and seeking comprehensive mechanism or the setting up of sub groups to address issues of the state,” they questioned. Drabu’s statement that “Jammu a...
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Police foils AIP’s UN march, several detains
SRINAGAR, Sep 26: At least six protestors sustained injuries and near about 150 protestors were arrested by police along with Rasheed while police foiled an AIP march towards UN Offices in Srinagar today wherein the contingent of police and paramilitary forces led by SP East stopped the protestors near Sher-e-Kashmir Park and dispersed the protestors to maintain law and order. A large number of protestor defying police restrictions started a m...
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80 days of misery
The Valley witnessing some relaxation on Sunday with several parts of Kashmir breathing for a brief period without curfew or hartals may only be temporary and in no way signals the breaking of the vicious cycle of a complete freeze since July 8 when militant commander Burhan Wani was killed. The eighty days of suffocation have already taken a heavy toll of 91 precious lives, besides grievously injuring 2000 people, some of them maimed or blinded...
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Scene of Linguistic Chauvinism
By Kuldip Nayar
The horrors of partition came to my mind when I saw television beaming pictures of rioting and killing in Bengaluru. It was the same way I felt when partition took place and we, the people living in the newly-constituted state of Pakistan, had to leave our home and hearth to migrate to India. I never imagined that a cosmopolitan city like Bengaluru could be the scene of linguistic chauvinism, which would go to the extent of killing Tamils by Ka...
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A Naval Chief's Wife Writes
By Lalita Ramsad
It was when I saw a comment on my FB page from an old friend who asked me if I would like to spare a kind word for 'them' - those who lost their lives in Kargil - that I realised how deep was the yawning chasm between my worldview and my interpretations about current affairs, role of the military, AFSPA, and issues like Kashmir, the North East and the vicious killings in Chhattisgarh. Dear friends - thank you for continuing to engage and liste...
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All post offices should accept RTI petitions
Dear Editor, Presently about 4500 out of about one-and-half lakh post-offices in the country provide a user-friendly service of accepting RTI petitions addressed to central public authorities without requiring any postal charges to be paid by RTI petitioners. Following a CIC-verdict recommending increasing number of such post-offices to 27000, Department of Posts went even beyond by deciding to provide such facility to all about one-and-half la...
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Indus Water Treaty: Blood and water cannot flow together, says PM Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI, Sep 26 (Agencies): Taking a tough stand on the Indus Water Treaty, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that blood and water cannot flow together. At the same time, it has emerged that India will exploit to the maximum the capacity of Pakistan-controlled rivers - Indus, Chenab, Jhelum as per the treaty, agencies quoted government sources as saying. In what is being viewed as a significant move amid the heightened tensions wit...
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Dutchman held in Myanmar after ‘pulling plug` on Buddhist sermon
Dhaka, Sep 26 (Agencies): A Dutch tourist has been detained in Myanmar for insulting religion after being accused of pulling the plug on a speaker relaying a late-night Buddhist sermon in Mandalay. Klass Haytema, 30, has been held since Friday night when he allegedly disconnected the cable linking an amplifier and a speaker at a hall playing the sermon after he complained that it was disturbing him, police said. "The religious hall is not far ...
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Chairman CC Bank felicitates Ace Fencer Vansh Mahajan
JAMMU, Sep 26: Dinesh Gupta, Chairman, The Citizens’ Cooperative Bank Ltd. Jammu felicitated International Fencer Vansh Mahajan in a simple but impressive function held at Admn. Office of the Citizens’ Coop. Bank Ltd. in which Board members were also present. The Chairman , Board of Directors and Senior Officers of the bank had all the praise for the International Fencer Vansh Mahajan for his historic feat at Bangkok, Thailand. The Chairman, Th...
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Astroindia launches ‘Bolero power +’
JAMMU, Sep 26: Astroindia Automobiles Pvt Ltd, one of the fastest growing automobile company in J&K, today launched the new “ bolero power +” which has been designed for better performance & excellent drivability, suited for customers looking to purchase a perfect blend of design, power, styling, space, performance & safety, starting at an attractive price of Rs. 6.96 lakhs Key highlights include it’s side graphic change with new stylish look,...
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