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JCO injured in gun-fight
3 militants, civilian killed in attack on army camp in Kupwara
SRINAGAR, June 25: Three militants and a civilian were killed in an encounter at an army at Tangdhar post near LoC in Kupwara today. A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was also injured in the incident. Maj Gen Paramjit Singh told media that it was a very successful operation and all militants were killed before the perimeters. “They were planning something big in the valley. The encounter is over but search operation is still going on. It is ...
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3 passengers killed, 3 injured in Kishtwar Sumo accident
JAMMU, Nov 25: Three passengers were killed and three others injured, two of them seriously, when the TATA Sumo vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Kishtwar district in the wee hours today. Police said that the ill-fated TATA Sumo bearing registration number JK02X-6032 carrying five passengers was on way from Larnoo (Anantnag) in the valley to Marwah, when the vehicle skidded off the road and fe...
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Dense fog continues to engulf valley
Air, surface traffic remain disrupted for 3rd day
Met predicts downpour from Thursday
SRINAGAR, Nov 25: Dense fog continued to engulf Kashmir valley resulting in the disruption of air and surface traffic today for the third consecutive day. For past one week valley has been covered with heavy fog which has resulted in disturbance of both the air and surface traffic. Due to poor visibility all the flights operating from and to Srinagar stood cancelled today. Since Monday the air traffic has been massively disrupted due to foggy ...
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Flight disruptions at Srinagar airport
Mehbooba for installation of advanced ILS equipment
SRINAGAR, Nov 25: Expressing dismay over the frequent flight disruptions at the Srinagar Airport due to poor visibility, PDP President and Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti today demanded immediate installation of advanced Instrumentation Landing System (ILS) at the aerodrome to ensure flight operations even during minimum visibility. “Despite having been declared an International Airport almost a decade back, the technical facilities at Srinag...
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Torsos found in Narwal, Sidhra
JAMMU, Nov 25: Police claimed to have recovered two bodies from Narwal and Sidhra areas. Police claimed to have recovered body of an unidentified man from roadside at Narwal, today In another incident, an unidentified middle aged man from village Kota Mela, Sidhra Jammu, November 22. As per the details given by the police on November 22 locals of the area spotted the body in the forest area and informed the police. On getting information, a...
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2002-Custodial Disappearance Case
SIT invokes murder charges against army Brigadier
SRINAGAR, Nov 25: The Police has informed the High Court that the investigations into ‘enforced’ disappearance of Manzoor Ahmad Dar of Rawalpora Srinagar have been closed and it has invoked murder charges against the then army Major Kishore Malhotra allegedly involved into the incident. Sources in the court disclosed that the police filed a fresh status report before the High Court through additional advocate general revealing that it has invok...
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‘Major militant attack foiled’
Weapon seized from arrested HM ‘ultra’
JAMMU, Nov 25: Police today claimed have recovered a weapon from the possession of an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant who was arrested by Special Operation Group (SOG) from Bathindi, Monday. Police sources said that weapon alongwith ammunition was recovered from an alleged HM militant Shabir Ahmed Malik of Tral arrested by SOG Jammu, local police and Intelligence Bureau (IB) from Bathindi, Monday. Sources added that during interrogatio...
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VHP activists `assault’ Engineer Rashid in Bhaderwah
By Saidullah Rangrez/Swarn Singh Jamwal
DODA/BHADERWAH, Nov 25: Independent MLA from Langate Abdul Rashid Engineer Wednesday sustained minor injuries when scores of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists, showing black flags, threw blank ink and mobil oil on him and his supporters and also tried to assault them by targeting their cavalcade near Domail at Doda-Bhaderwah road, around three kilometers from Bhaderwah town. Incident took place when Engineer Rashid along with his cavalcade ...
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Geelani appointed life time Hurriyat-G chairman
Shah secretary general; Other committees set up
SRINAGAR, Nov 25: Hurriyat Conference (G) was today restructured with Syed Ali Geelani made as its life time chairman, and Shabir Ahmad Shah as secretary general. The organization also formed different committees to be headed by its leaders. In a statement, Hurriyat (G) said that an important advisory council meeting was held at Hyderpora office. Geelani chaired the meeting. The meeting was attended by the heads or representatives of Democrat...
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PM’s Package Will Accelerate JK’s Development: Nirmal
JAMMU, Nov 25: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has said the development of the State would be accelerated by the recently announced Prime Minister’s package which encompasses every essential sector and it would go a long way in making the State one of the model states of the country. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing huge gathering at villages of Thadda Kilyal and Thadda Kalwal in Billawar area of Kathua district here today. S...
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Youth, woman’s bodies recovered in Reasi
JAMMU, Nov 25: Police claimed to have recovered bodies of a youth and a married woman in semi-decomposed condition from the forest area near Nau Devian, in Reasi. The duo went missing from their respective residence since ‘Karwa Chauth’ evening. Police said that mother of six, 36-year-old woman, Neelima, 36, resident of Paroh Panchyat in Manoon Katra and a twenty-five year-old youth of Didi Pangal went missing from their respective homes sinc...
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Natrang stages Dogri play “Bawa Jitto’ at Jhiri Mela
JAMMU, Nov 25: Natrang’s globally acclaimed mega Dogri play ‘Bawa Jitto’ spellbound thousands of the audiences at Jhiri Mela-2015 here this evening for the second time today, where the supreme sacrifice of the folk hero of the farmer ‘Bawa Jitto’ was enlivened by the Balwant Thakur’s captivating superb direction and the mind-blowing acting of Natrang’s seasoned actors. The staging of Bawa Jitto was supported by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Boa...
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Thousands Throng Jhiri Mela, Pay Obeisance to Bawa Jitto
JAMMU, Nov 25: Lakhs of people from several northern States of the country and parts of Jammu and Kashmir thronged the shrine of Bawa Jitto at Jhiri village in Marh block of district Jammu, paid their obeisance and participated in this historic annual fair. Over five lakh people from J&K, Punjab, Himachal, Haryana, Uttrakhand and Delhi visited Jhiri Mela in first two days of the fair. This week long fair is held on Kartik Purnima every year a...
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Boy Dies in road accident, man found dead in Leh
SRINAGAR, Nov 25: A minor boy died while nine others were injured in different road accidents while a labourer was found dead in district Leh last evening, police said Wednesday afternoon. In Kupwara, a Load Carrier bearing registration number JK09-8837 hit and injured a 10 years old boy Mohammad Asif Mochi son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Sulkote at Sulkote. The injured was shifted to Sub District Hospital Kupwara for treatment where he succumb...
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Cartoon Corner
Danish Rana presents “Red Maize” to Governor
JAMMU, Nov 25: Danish Rana, IGP Jammu, called on Governor N.N. Vohra, here at the Raj Bhavan today, and presented to him a copy of his recent novel, “Red Maize”. Rana was accompanied by his wife Sarita Chouhan, a senior IAS officer. The Governor complimented Rana for writing a book which sensitively deals with the various serious issues arising from the situation which has prevailed in J&K in the past many years. He wished Rana continuing hig...
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Mian Altaf express dismay over pesky power supply in Kangan
Srinagar, Nov 25: Expressing serious concern over the precarious power situation in Kashmir, particularly in Kangan constituency senior national conference leader and MLA Kangan, Mian Altaf Ahmed has said that it seems the government has virtually decided to keep the people into perpetual darkness. In a statement issued here , Mian Altaf said that the people in Kangan constituency witness low voltage and erratic power supplies adding that peopl...
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> Mian Altaf demands release of salary of SSA, RAMSA teachers
> Man injured in mysterious blast
> CM grieved over death
Gags on media
Gagging of intellectual discourse and press in democratic country is unacceptable. Though by and large, as per the laws of the country, media in India is free, it ends up being fully or partially controlled, especially in contemporary times, when finances dictate the rise and fall of the media. Unfortunately, this has made media dependent largely on business and political powers. In a bid to survive, the media willingly becomes a tool in the han...
> Reconciliation without process
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> Transparency in 'Swachh Bharat'
> Paris when it sizzles - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Financial autonomy in India
Just some questions on Obama speak
By Badri Raina
Why, we ask and wonder, is it heinous for any Muslim, literate or not, liberal or not, peace-loving or not, to raise a question about what was done to Iraq in 2003 when in fact a vast number of Americans themselves, including such Presidential aspirants as Berni Sanders, have held that event and American foreign policy generally since the creation by the ISI and the CIA of the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan chiefly responsible for having...
> A step into the past..! - By Robert Clements
> Has Modi's magic waned? - By Kuldip Nayar
> All that attention..! - By Robert Clements
> Davids Versus Goliath! - By Subhash Gatade
> The Kohinoor on the Queen's head..! - By Robert Clements
Intolerance put into practice as a Hindutva agenda
By Humra Quraishi
What tolerance are we showing for discussions and that basic exchange of ideas, for that to and fro of view and viewpoints. The fact is we are getting intolerant by the day. What tolerance are we showing for Aamir Khan's harmless little utterance along the strain that his wife, Kiran Rao, had contemplated moving out of here as she feared for the safety of their child in this atmosphere hanging heavy with intolerance? What tolerance are we show...
> Chances of productive Parliament session slim - By R.C. Rajamani
> Terrorism: A relatively minor issue - By Gwynne Dyer
> Modi's ABC approach to Kashmir - By Adfar Shah
> Role of Women's Commission in J&K - By Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor
> From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried - By John Pilger
Amir Khan’s statement on ‘intolerance’
Dear Editor, Celebrity film-star Aamir Khan has joined team of those suddenly finding ‘intolerance’ in the country only in last some months forgetting so many incidents of past like 1984 riots killing thousands of Sikhs, and exodus of Kashmiri pundits from the valley killing thousands of them also. But case of Aamir Khan is somewhat different. He expressed his feeling only at an ‘opportunate’ time after results of elections to Bihar state-assem...
> Mud slinging on foreign soil by politicians
> Clarification necessary in respect of CIC and CVC
> Craze for government-bungalows everywhere!
> Parking woes in Jammu
> Birthday-celebrations of political leaders
Cong 'strongly' believes in GST, govt gas to reach out: Rahul
BENGALURU, Nov 25 (Agencies): On the eve of Winter session of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi today said Congress "strongly" believed in GST, but government should reach out to the Opposition on certain issues, including the cap on rate. The Congress vice president outlined the party's stand on the contentious Goods and Service Tax(GST) Bill even as he made an all-round attack on the Modi government calling it "much worse" than "suit-boot-ki-sarkar." ...
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> PM underlines message of harmony on Guru Nanak Jayanti
> Sexual exploitation of shelter inmates: Uttarakhand govt orders SIT probe
4 Nepalese injured in 'SSB firing' near Indo-Nepal border
KATHMANDU, Nov 25 (Agencies): Four Nepalese nationals today sustained injuries after being allegedly shot by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel in southern Nepal near the border with India. According to officials here, the men - residents of the border area in Sunsari district - were shot by the SSB on charges of smuggling chemical fetilizers from India this morning. However, the injured said they were burning wood in the border village to ke...
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> France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit
> Religion should be delinked from terror: PM
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> Sri Lanka slashes list of 'terrorists' in reconciliation bid
Distt Srinagar Athletics championship from Nov 27 to 28
JAMMU, Nov 25: The District Srinagar Athletic Association is organizing two days District Srinagar Athletic Championship for boys and girls from November 27 to 28 at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar at 11 am. In the Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Categories, athletes are asked to contact Zahid Hussain (Org. Secretary) on 9796503348 for registration, the entries for the schools, institutions & clubs will be done at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar on spot. Th...
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> Ian hits ton as J&K reach 325 for 5 against Goa
> 3rd Lala Daswandi Ram Daluja Volleyball Memorial tourney commences
> BSF School shines at CBSE National Judo Championship
> STC Warriors, JKP end up joint winners
HUL, Airtel, LG, others under ASCI scanner for misleading ads
NEW DELHI, Nov 25 (Agencies): Advertising industry watchdog ASCI upheld complaints against 87 advertisements in August including those of HUL, Airtel and LG terming them 'misleading'. According to the Customer Complaints Council (CCC) of ASCI (Advertising Standard Council of India), out of 87 advertisements against which complaints were upheld, 37 belonged to the personal and healthcare category, followed by 41 advertisements in the education c...
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> Low oil prices favoured Indian Economy: Jaitley
> Conditions for take-off of Indian economy to get better and better: PM
> PM Modi arrives in UK on Maiden visit
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