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Modi to attend Mufti’s swearing-in ceremony in J&K tomorrow
NEW DELHI, Feb 27: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will head a 25-member cabinet, half of it from BJP, in Jammu and Kashmir and the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday in Jammu will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the PDP-BJP deal sealed after ironing out differences over contentions issues like Article 370 and AFSPA, 79-year- old Sayeed, who will be sworn in as Chief Minister, met the Prime Minister today, capping two-month long ...
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With Mufti-Modi hug, capital shifted to Nagpur: Omar
SRINAGAR, Feb 27: As BJP and PDP reached an alliance, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said it was a tie-up between North and South Poles and questioned "where are the celebrations on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir". The NC leader also claimed that with the sealing of the alliance the capital of the state has shifted to Nagpur, an oblique reference to the RSS headquarter. "With this hug (between PDP chief Sayeed and Prime Minist...
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Cong questions BJP’s stand on Art 370
NEW DELHI, Feb 26: Congress on Thursday questioned BJP on its stand on Article 370 in the context of it forming government with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir even as it targeted the Modi dispensation over various issues, including communal remarks made by BJP and Sangh leaders. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia referred to the issue while participating in a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in Lok Sabha during which he als...
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‘Faster rail network growth in J&K’
NEW DELHI, Feb 26: There would be faster rail network growth in Jammu and Kashmir and connectivity provided to all the Northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday. "Indian Railways is committed for faster rail network in Jammu and Kashmir. The rail connectivity between Jammu region and the Kashmir valley through the Banihal tunnel provides all-weather connectivity with the rest of the country," he said in his budget add...
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Guv reviews project monitoring cell work
‘Expedite ATRs from defaulting deptts’
JAMMU, Feb 26: Governor N N Vohra Thursday directed the Principal Secretary Finance to have the Action Taken Reports (ATRs) expedited from the defaulting departments and review them early. The Governor also directed that a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) should be formulated for laying down a framework of ‘dos and don’ts’ for ensuring that work of the prescribed quality was carried out within the committed time frame and all the concerned dep...
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Govt files appeal against Gulzar Pir’s acquittal
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: The state government today filed appeal against a Budgam court’s order challenging the acquittal of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat alias Gulzar Pir who was arrested in May 2013 by police for allegedly raping several young girls at his “fake” seminary in Budgam district. The 42-year-old Pir was arrested on May 21, 2013 after four minor girl students of his seminary accused him of committing the abuses at the residential institute at Shamasa...
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Rains leave city areas submerged, fear psychosis
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: With continued rainfall resulting in heavy water logging of most of the commercial and residential localities in Srinagar the memories of the devastating September deluge are afresh among people across the city. Since the rainfall for past two days has left most of the roads and lanes across the city badly submerged people from various localities expressed the fear psychosis stuck due to the rains and submerged areas. Likewis...
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‘State subject law should not be touched’
Not concerned about govt formation: Yasin
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: Senior separatist leader and chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik today said the separatist camp is not concerned about the government formation in the state as all the mainstream parties are two faces of the same coin. He was addressing a press conference here. “The pro-freedom people have nothing to do with government formation and we do not care who is aligned with whom. We consider all those who contest elections as surrogat...
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Jammu pediatrician dies of Swine Flu
JAMMU, Feb 26: Battling for life for past several days senior Pediatrician Dr Bhupinder Singh, suffering from symptoms of Swine Flu, died on Thursday hours after he was shifted in an air ambulance to New Delhi. Serving in the Government hospital in Bisnah Tehsil, Dr Singh was admitted in the isolation ward of GMC on Tuesday. Though he was kept under observation but his condition started deteriorating after Wednesday evening. On Thursday an ...
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Central team to assess H1N1 Influenza situation in J&K
9 out of 132 tested +ve in Jammu division
JAMMU, Feb 26: A team of experts comprising Dr N S Dharamshakti, Additional DG Emergency Medical Relief Division, Directorate General of Health Services, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr S K Jain, Joint Director, National Centre for Disease Control has been deputed to the state by the central government to assess the H1N1 Influenza situation and provide technical support and guidance for instituting public health measures here....
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5 injured in Shopian blast
SRINAGAR, Feb 26: Five persons were injured including some children when an explosive substance went off at the sight of encounter, which broke out day before yesterday between security forces and militants at Hef Shirmal village of Shopian. The encounter ended last night with the killing of two militants and injuring four armymen including an officer. Large number of people today participated in the funeral of the two local militants and a sh...
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Windstorm damages 70 houses in Gandoh
Firdous Khanday
GANDOH, Feb 26: Windstorm and heavy rainfall for the third consecutive day created havoc in many far flung areas of Gandoh, Bhalessa and Thathri leaving hundreds of people without power supply amid smashed rooftops. Affected people from village Swara, Andala, Tolaghra, Gwari, Jakyas, Kallagusar said that windstorm and rainfall badly damaged their houses. Affected people have demanded suitable compensation at the earliest possible as it was ...
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1 more nabbed in Mendhar, Rs 3500 fake currency, Charas recovered
MENDHAR, Feb 26: Mendhar police Thursday arrested one more person in connection with its ongoing operation against narcotics and fake currency racket and recovered fake currency worth Rs 3500 and Charas concealed in cigarette packets and match boxes from his possession. According to SDPO Mendhar Surinder Chowdhary, the police today arrested Mohammed Taj, son of Mohamed Hussain and recovered fake currency worth Rs 3500 and Charas concealed in c...
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2 killed, 2 injured in Banihal mishap
BANIHAL, Feb 26: Two persons were killed and another two injured on Jammu Srinagar National Highway when their vehicle was hit by a landslide near Banihal. Police reports said that two persons died on spot and two others were injured in an accident when their Maruti van bearing registration number 9203 JK 03E was blown away by a land slide. The persons boarded in ill fated van were on way to Verinag from Udhampur. On the way, their vehicle was ...
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Minor girl raped in Jammu, critical
JAMMU, Feb 25: A three-year-old girl was raped by an unidentified person in Chinore area of Jammu on Tuesday. The police registered a case and launched investigations to nab the culprit while the child was in a critical condition. According to the police, the incident took place on Tuesday when the girl’s parents, who are migrant labourers, had gone out to work while their two other children were at school. “The three-year-old girl was alone ...
> Katra gets its first local trains traveler app
> ICDS attachments cancelled
> Undertrial dies of heart attack
> After floods, swine flu adds to misery of J&K residents
> BJP’s Kashmir unit thanks party high command
Swine flu scare amid lack of protection mechanism
SRINAGAR, Feb 25: The deadly outbreak of swine flu in Kashmir has caught the people across the valley by extreme panic. With the non availability of H1N1 protective stuff in the valley hospitals and drug stores, people are caught in the grip of intense scare. The valley has been facing an acute shortage of H1N1 vaccines and N93/N95 masks leaving most of the people to cover their faces with whatsoever stuff they find particularly the ordinary ma...
> Encounter in south Kashmir
> BOSE remains headless,exams on cards
> Health officials should be booked for criminal negligence: DAK
> Army remembers Imtiyaz thokar, Sena medal
> NC-Cong destroyed state institutions: BJP
Nothing new to offer
In his maiden budget presentation on Thursday, the Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had nothing new to offer to the people of this country as he did not announce new trains or new projects for the next financial year. The passenger fare was spared as a populist measure by the BJP-led NDA regime with a promise to improve the facilities in the existing railway services across the country on uniform basis and give a feel of a good experience for rai...
> Corporate espionage scandal
> Meaning of PDP-BJP alliance
> Rahul chale 'sabbatical'
> Great Swine Flu 'Tamasha'
> PSBs employees' strike
Congress at Crossroads
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
Shivam Vij of Scroll has got a cute solution to the existential crisis facing the Congress: Get Rahul Gandhi married: "What would have been Rahul Gandhi's fate if he had been an 'aam aadmi' instead of the Gandhi scion? At 44, his family would have forced him to get married, or get out of the house and stop being a no-good dependent. Marriage will at least turn around his public image. He will be seen as someone who is "settling down", that favo...
> True Joy ..! - By Robert Clements
> Kashmir: Fifty years since 1965 War - By Firdaus Ahmed
> Someone Tougher Than Me..! - By Robert Clements
> AAP Politics - By Saumitra Mohan
> Feeding A Goat..! - By Robert Clements
Ebolanomics: The search for a vaccine
By Elizabeth Blunt
LONDON (IRIN) -- When Ebola hit West Africa last year, it was a disease with no sign of a vaccine or cure. To those affected that may have been an indication that the wider world didn't care about them or the diseases that affected them, but in truth there has simply been no incentive for anyone to develop these therapies. Yet now pharmaceutical companies are racing to produce an effective vaccine, and on 23 January the British company GlaxoSmit...
> Demoralised Congress party cannot afford a reluctant leader - By Kalyani Shankar
> Greece Loses, EU Wins - By Gwynne Dyer
> Religious intolerance still a major issue - By B.K. Chum
> The coalition of aliens - By Abdul Majid Zargar
> Of Gulzar Peer Acquittal - By Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat
Double standards in defending free speech
Dear Editor This is in reference to the “One-sided Journalism” by some media sections of our society in this day and age. Not both sides of the story are being presented to the readers. Those who expose the hypocrisy of some sections of media and their so called sermons over freedom of speech need appreciation. For example, not every news media in the world showed the caricatures made by Charlie Hebdo, in-fact, they acted as responsible media p...
> Jan Dhan Yojna: How poor friendly is it?
> Sabbatical leave for Rahul Gandhi
> My letter to Arvind Kajriwal
> BJP’s anti-minority moves
> Tackling the menace of corruption
Modi denounces communalism, says his govt stands for all
NEW DELHI, Feb 27 (Agencies): Breaking his silence in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today denounced communalism and asserted that his government stood for unity wherein all religions prosper within the framework of the Constitution. "My government's only religion is 'India first', my government's only religious book is 'Indian Constitution', our only devotion is 'Bharat Bhakti' and our only prayer is 'welfare of all'," he said in Lok...
> 43 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel
> Make law to 'break hands and legs of rapists', demands MP
> Air pollution levels in Delhi 9 times that of WHO limit
> No case of Ebola identified in the country: Nadda
> 42 crashes, 42 lives lost since 2011 in Indian military
Bikram Yoga founder accused of sex assault, rape in US
LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 (Agencies): A 69-year-old prominent Indian-American yoga guru who founded an exercise routine practiced in hot rooms is facing six lawsuits filed by women, accusing him of sexual assault or rape at various locations, including in India. Bikram Choudhury the founder of Bikram's Yoga College of India, is facing the lawsuits filed by six women with the latest case being filed in the Los Angeles Supreme Court this month by a w...
> Filipino religious leaders, youth shout for peace in scripture
> French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to arrive in India today, push Rafale deal
> Lanka passes bill to protect victims of crimes, witnesses
> Govt to fix time-frame for probe and trial of acid attack cases
> US introduces air quality monitoring to Delhi embassy
World Cup 2015: India aim to make it 3-in-a-row against UAE
PERTH, Feb 27(Agencies): Having demolished Pakistan and South Africa in their first two matches by dishing out clinical performances, defending champions India would look to complete a hat-trick of victories when they take on minnows United Arab Emirates in their third group league match of the Cricket World Cup on Saturday. On the field as well as on paper, UAE stand no chance against the world champions who have simply outplayed Pakistan and ...
> Cricket World Cup: AB de Villiers' sensational batting sinks West Indies
> Refresher course for Physical Education Teacher’s concludes
> Army organizes ‘Run for Fun’
> Former South African all-rounder Clive Rice to undergo robotic surgery in India
> Mahaveer Health Club inaugurated at Pouni
I never took money from any corporate entity: Gadkari on Essar Row
MUMBAI, Feb 27 (Agencies): As news reports about his having enjoyed the hospitality of the Essar group during a trip to Europe triggered a row, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said he had visited a yacht belonging to them "just to see" it and asserted he never took money from any corporate entity. "I want to see new things and when Essar people invited me to see their yacht in the sea, I accepted their invitation. I would have gone to see it...
> Freight rate hike may push up commodity prices
> India to soon start FTA feasibility process with Russia, Peru
> Money Laundering: ED attaches Rs 232cr worth assets of Jagan, others
> RBI says 'overdraft' under Jan-Dhan Yojana is 'priority sector lending'
> Govt open to accepting 'good' suggestions on land law: Gadkari
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