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Air traffic resumes, stranded vehicles to move on Srinagar-Jammu NHW
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: After two days of snowfall, air traffic resumed in Srinagar today following improvement in weather conditions. Hundreds of stranded vehicles, including those carrying passengers, on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway were also allowed to move towards their respective destinations. “Subject to weather and road conditions, we are allowing Jammu to Srinagar traffic tomorrow,” a traffic police official said this eveni...
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Bedlam in LA; Question Hr disrupted
Opposition agitates over post snowfall power crisis, road blockade
2 coalition MLAs, among 3, stage walkout # Rana-Sat spar over Nagrota shooting incident
JAMMU, Jan 18: Bedlam prevailed in the Lower House during Question Hour on Wednesday as almost entire opposition vociferously agitated over post snowfall road blockade, power crisis in Kashmir and snowbound areas of Jammu region besides the sufferings of stranded passengers on the National Highway. Some opposition legislators even demanded the opening of Chenani-Nashri tunnel to ease the suffering of stranded passengers due to closure of Natio...
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Call for shutdown at Gawkadal on Jan 21
Mehbooba’s statement over AFSPA revocation lamentable: Separatists
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The joint separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said Mehbooba Mufti's statement that AFSPA will continue till the security forces bring the situation under control. In a statement they said Mehbooba in the past used to stage protests and sit ins with banners opposing AFSPA and demanding its immediate revocation. They said it is a fact that "peace" that is dependent on the barrel of ...
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CET-2012 paper leak scam: Court defers hearing
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The hearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) 2012 paper leak scam case was deferred till tomorrow as the judge was not available for hearing the matter. Sources in the special court for anti corruption cases said that the case was listed for hearing on January 18. “Though the courts resumed work today but due to non availability of the judge, the case was listed for tomorrow,” sources informed. On January 5, the court had called...
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Pak must walk away from terrorism for talks: Modi
NEW DELHI, Jan 17: India alone cannot walk the path of peace with Pakistan and the neighbouring country must walk away from terrorism if it wants bilateral dialogue to resume, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, amid continued chill in Indo-Pak ties. Referring to ties with China, the Prime Minister said it was not unnatural for two large neighbouring powers to have some differences but both sides should show sensitivity and respect for ea...
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BSF jawan’s video
Delhi HC seeks report from Centre, BSF on food quality
NEW DELHI, Jan 17: The Delhi High Court sought a report from the Home Ministry and the Border Security Force (BSF) on the quality of food being served to the BSF troop. The Delhi HC apparently sent a notice to the Home Ministry and BSF after a petition was filed in the High Court. The notification has come days after BSF Constable Tej Bahadur Yadav uploaded videos of poor quality of food being served to the troops deployed at the Line of Contr...
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Centre committed to strengthen social, communal harmony: Naqvi
NEW DELHI, Jan 17: The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that India’s cultural and social harmony is the “password of progress”. Development in the country cannot be ensured without ensuring cultural and social harmony. Naqvi stated it while inaugurating the Annual Conference of State Minorities Commissions at Vigyan Bhawan here today. The Minister said that the cen...
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Will overcome Chinese hurdle eventually: US
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): A day after China came out strongly against the Obama administration regarding India's membership bid to the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG, outgoing US envoy Richard Verma today exuded confidence that the Donald Trump government would be able to overcome the Chinese hurdle. Verma said President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and a lot of other people had worked in pushing India's membership to t...
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Shutdown in Bijbehara against militant killings
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: A shutdown was observed in Bijbehara Township of south Kashmir and its adjoining areas today to mourn the killing of three local militants in an encounter with security forces yesterday. Shops and business establishments remained closed in the Bijbehara Township and its adjoining areas while transport was off from the roads. Police and CRPF were deployed in Bijbehara and its adjoining areas to maintain law and order and to ...
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MLA Langate asks govt not to settle WP Refugees in a disputed territory
Offers Kashmiri Pandits full support for their return
JAMMU, Jan 17 : While appealing Kashmiri Pandits to return back to their ancestral places AIP Supremo and MLA Langate in assembly, Rasheed reiterated that separate colonies for Kashmir Pandits will not be allowed and New Delhi should stop politicizing return of Kashmir Pandits. While debating over grants on relief and rehabilitation, Rasheed also asked New Delhi not to force Mehbooba Mufti to grant any sort of rights to West Pakistani Refugee...
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Will explore possibility of prioritizing power sector under 14th FC: Dr Drabu
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister of Finance, Culture, Labour and Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said the Government will explore possibilities to give priority to the power sector under the 14th Finance Commission award. The Minister was responding to the supplementaries raised by legislators Ravindar Raina and M Y Tarigami , who sought special focus on power sector under 14th FC. The main question was raised by MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani seeking detail...
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Traditional water resources affected due to construction of Railways, four lane tunnels: Sham
JAMMU, Jan 17: Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today said that some traditional water resources have been affected due to construction of Railways and four lane tunnels in district Reasi and Ramban. The minister informed the House that the Centre has enhanced the fund allocation for J&K for the current year as against the previous year under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). He, said there has be...
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Post-snowfall power supply restored in 80pc areas of Kashmir: Nirmal
JAMMU, Jan 17: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh today said that power supply has been restored in 80 pc areas of Kashmir Valley post snowfall. "Directions were issued to the concerned department to take up restoration work on war-footing and supply has been restored in 80pc areas of the Kashmir Valley," Dy Chief Minister told the House. He was responding to the concerns raised in this regard by legislators including Mian Altaf Ahma...
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Jammu Printer conferred 'National Award for Excellence'
JAMMU, Jan 17: Arun Gupta of Arun Art Printers has yet again been conferred two national awards for maintaining proficiency and quality excellence in the field of printing consistently over a period of past three decades. Gupta received these awards at the 11th edition of the National Awards for Excellence in Printing (NAEP) held at New Delhi during a function organized by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in which HV Sheth (Pre...
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Traffic Hqrs issues fresh guidelines for effective regulation of traffic
JAMMU, Jan 18: In order to implement effective regulation of traffic and strict enforcement of laws, fresh guidelines have been issued by Traffic Headquarters today to all men and officers deployed in the field across the State for strict compliance. The guidelines reads all inter-state vehicles (passenger and load carriers) including tourist vehicles, coming from outside the state will be checked, one time, at TCP Lakhanpur by a team of traffi...
> Seeks regulation of airfares by airlines operating from Srinagar, Jammu
> Dir Info holds consultation with stakeholders
> 5 officers shifted, 16 get KAS
> DC withholds salary of ACD, calls explanation
> Govt working on improving rural connectivity: Lal Singh
Bukhari reviews progress of dredging in Jhelum
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: Former minister and MLA Amirakadal chaired a meeting to review the progress of mechanical dredging aimed at increasing the carrying capacity of river Jhelum and its flood spill channels particularly of those crossing through Amirakadal constituency. Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department Mohammad Haneef Lone participated in the meeting that was also attended by Lateef Ahmad Malik Superintending Engineer ...
> Divisional admin issues weather advisory
> PHE retired employees ‘forced’ to commit suicide
> Veeri takes stock of snow clearance arrangements in Kashmir
> Kargil Courier service airlifts 86 passengers
> Div Com reviews functioning of School Education Deptt
Political fence jumping
After years of exchanging barbs, Congress leader Amarinder Singh justified the sudden bonhomie between him and Navjot Singh Sidhu, who joined Congress after quitting BJP, with the words that "such things happen in politics, especially during election time. Foes turn friends. People change parties." The remarks come as no surprise but are a reflection of the legitimacy that has been lent over the years to the trend of defections in the political ...
> Kashmir's Dangal tragedy
> Warding off war threats
> Votes in name of religion
> Art of photoshopping and politics of appropriating legacies - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Oiling cashless transactions
Everybody take a valium
By Gwynne Dyer
When Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, he took more than half a million troops with him, and he still lost. When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, he used four million troops, but he lost too. And now the United States has deployed just one thousand American troops into Poland. So did the Russians giggle and snort at this pathetic display of American "resolve"? Of course not. They pretended to be horrified by it. "We perceive it as a t...
> Swatch Bharat..! - By Robert Clements
> Post-truths about Rohith Vemula - By Kalpana Kannabiran
> Stand out, be different..! - By Robert Clements
> Need to discuss performance instead of personal attacks - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Have a happy day..! - By Robert Clements
Sidhu will add fire to Congress campaign in Punjab
By Lalith Sethi
Will Navjot Singh Sidhu entry into the Congress make a big or not so big a change in the Punjab election scene? Will he start running in campaigning for himself and the party he has joined a little more than two weeks before the polling day on February 4? He is full of hope and confidence, but it remains to be seen whether his arrival on the scene will hurt the BJP and Akali prospects of retaining power. Sidhu insists that Congress was his home...
> Remembering Gandhi in fascist times - By Humra Quraishi
> MNCs probed and fined in home for bribing in India - By Nantoo Banerjee
> Advantage Congress, AAP in Punjab polls - By Kalyani Shankar
> Global agencies trim India's growth - By S. Sethuraman
> Shivraj launches happiness project - From L.S. Herdenia
Votes in the name of religion
Dear Editor, This refers to your editorial “Votes in the name of religion” (KT- Jan 16). The Supreme Court has rightly outlawed seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, race, community or language, a potentially far-reaching verdict ahead of assembly elections in five states where faith and caste have traditionally driven voting. India is officially secular but political parties have traditionally used religion and caste as the main criter...
> Mulayam Singh Yadav ‘loses’ to Akhilesh
> Travellers’ Cheques & Credit Cards
> 2000-plus daily hits on public-griviance portal of PM
> AIR should revise time -schedule
> Encroachments in old Delhi roads
Govt firm on presenting budget on Feb 1, will refrain from announcements for poll bound states
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): Sweeping aside objections raised by opposition parties, the government will present the Union Budget 2017-18 on February 1 but will refrain from making any announcements pertaining to poll-bound states. The government has before the Election Commission vehemently defended its move to advance Budget presentation by a month saying it had made clear its intention on this way back in September 2016 so as to help begin ...
> Over 88% rise in pending cases in SC since inception in 1950
> Salman Khan acquitted in arms Act case; court exonerates actor due to lack of evidence
> CPI(M) practising 'Murderous Politics' in Kerala: Naidu
> ISI may be behind Kanpur train mishap, claims Bihar police; seeks probe by IB, RAW
> Army orders modern helmets for jawans, can withstand bullets fired from short range
NSG, Azhar issues must not be 'Stumbling Blocks' in ties: China
BEIJING, Jan 18 (Agencies): China today said differences over India's NSG membership bid and designating of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN should not be "stumbling blocks" in developing ties and asserted that both sides must respect each other's core interests and major concerns. Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that the rise of India and China offered an "unprecedented opportunity" for both countries, Chines...
> Terrorists using social media 'very effectively': Raheel
> More than 100 killed as Nigerian Air Force mistakenly bombs refugee camp
> Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 jolts Karachi
> Zardari to attend inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump
> Palestinians turn to God, Putin against Donald Trump's US embassy move
J&K Thang-Ta contingent calls on Chief Minister
JAMMU, Jan 18: A contingent of Thang-Ta players of the State called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. The contingent is participating in the national Thang-Ta championship being held at Hyderabad from January 26 to 29. The Chief Minister extended her good wishes to the members of the contingent and hoped that it would repeat the performance J&K has been known for in the game over the years. Mehbooba Mufti asked the concerned D...
> Intl footballer asked to teach singing, dancing; Feels ‘humiliated’
> Distt Srinagar Ski championship kick starts at Gulmarg
> Budding football players meet Governor
> "Mushfiqur Rahim was not wearing neck protection"
> Hope lost glory of football comes back to JK: Mehbooba
RBI Governor Urjit to brief Parliamentary Panel on demonetisation
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): RBI Governor Urjit Patel will brief here tomorrow a parliamentary panel about demonetisation and its impact on the economy and the steps taken by the central bank to deal with the cash crunch. Besides, representatives of the Finance Ministry, including from the department of Economic Affairs, Financial Services and Revenue will brief the members of the Standing Committee on Finance headed by former Union Minister a...
> Is the RBI Gov taking decisions or PM, asks Cong
> 3 inter-state road projects submitted to centre for sanction: Veeri
> Cong demands resignation of Urijit, says party will gherao 4 RBI offices
> RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day
> Modi replaces Gandhi on KVIC Calendar
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