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Clashes at Nowhatta after Friday prayers
SRINAGAR, May 25: Clashes broke out between youth and government forces at Nowhatta area in the old city this afternoon leaving at least thirty persons injured in police action. Witnesses said that as soon as Friday congregational prayers concluded at historic Jama Masjid, hundreds of youth amid pro-freedom sloganeering assembled outside central mosque and then started marching towards the main road. The moment marchers reached near the main e...
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Body with throat slit recovered at Hajan
Police blames militants for killing
SRINAGAR, May 25: Body of a 38-year old man with throat slit was recovered at Gund Prang village in Hajin of Bandipora district today. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Yaqoob Wagay, a butcher. His body was found dead outside his house at Gund Prang village early morning. His family members said that some unidentified gunmen entered into their house last night. They abducted Wagay. Police was informed. Later his body with throat slit w...
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‘Russian poplar pollens causing respiratory infections’
SRINAGAR, May 25: Unprecedented presence of Russian poplars across Kashmir has yet again engulfed the valley with hazardous pollens shed by these poplars which have become a serious cause of health concern across valley for past month. According to health experts the presence of pollens in the air has resulted in various types of respiratory ailments among people in Kashmir. The health experts reveal that nowadays there has been an abrupt ri...
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Ceasefire can be extended beyond Ramzan: Gen Rawat
SRINAGAR, May 25: The suspension of combat operations in Jammu and Kashmir can be extended further if the atmosphere of peace continues in the state, but any action by militants would trigger a rethink immediately, army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today. Rawat also said Pakistan should stop sending militants into the state if it was interested in peace. “If Pakistan really wants peace, then we will want them to take the first step by stopping i...
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Grenade blast in Kulgam army camp kills sniffer dog
Weapon snatching attempt foiled in Wanpoh
ANANTNAG, May 25: Army's sniffer dog was killed after suspected militants on Friday hurled a grenade at their camp in Nihama area of southern Kulgam. Following the grenade attack, army men allegedly went berserk and broke the glasses of dozens of vehicles and damaged the goods of shopkeepers. Officials said that the suspected militants threw a grenade at 34 RR camp in the afternoon which exploded with a big bang in the premises of the camp. Th...
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Army orders Court of Inquiry against Major Gogoi
Strict action to be taken if found guilty: Rawat
SRINAGAR, May 25: Army today ordered a court of inquiry against Major L Gogoi who was detained along with a local girl by police from a hotel here this week. "Army has ordered a court of inquiry against Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles regarding an incident that occurred on May 23. If found guilty, appropriate action would be taken against him," defence ministry spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia said. Reports said Gogoi's commanding officer is bei...
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Justice Magrey invited to World Congress on `Justice for children’
SRINAGAR, May 25: Chairman High Court Legal Services Committee and State Juvenile Justice Committee, Justice Ali Mohammed Magrey has been invited to World Congress on Justice for Children 2018 scheduled in UNESCO House Paris. Justice Magrey, who is also Member of the Apex Body of National Legal Services Authority of India, is part of 10 top national level judges nominated from India and will be leaving to participate in the deliberations of the...
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Omar releases Rs 1.30 lakh to help poor girl held with Major Gogoi
SRINAGAR, May 25: Former Chief Minister and MLA Beerwah Omar Abdullah on Friday released Rs 1.30 lakhs in favour of Kawoosa girl’s poor father to help in the construction of their house. The girl was in news recently after being held with army Major Leetul Gogoi at a hotel in Srinagar. “Our local party office bearers have visited Check Kawoosa area of Beerwah. After a firsthand report & finding the family living in extreme poverty & living in ...
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Protests erupt in Arwani against arrest of youth
Train services suspended
ANANTNAG, May 25: Police last night arrested at least five youth during the nocturnal raids from Arwani village of Bijbehara in southern Anantnag district. The arrests on Friday triggered massive protests by the villagers forcing the authorities to suspend train services from Srinagar to Banihal. Local sources said that the contingents of SOG personal in the dead of Thursday night arrived in the village and carried out raids on several houses....
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CM condemns Hajin throat slitting
SRINAGAR, May 25: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the incident of throat slitting of Mohammad Yaqoob Wagay of Hajin today. The chief minister said the incident shows that perpetrators of the inhuman act have no respect for the holy month of Ramazan or the teachings of Islam. Mehbooba Mufti has extended her sympathies to bereaved family....
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Mehbooba appeals Pak to respect Ramzan ceasefire
CM visits Jammu border areas, listens to shelling victims
JAMMU, May 25: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today visited the border areas of R S Pura, Samba and other places of Jammu province which have been severely hit by the cross border shelling in past few days. She interacted with the affected people and took an on the spot appraisal of their difficulties and demands. Minister for Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction and Disaster Management Javed Mustafa Mir, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Floo...
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5 killed, 8 injured in Samba accident
JAMMU, May 25: Five people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway near Ghagwal in Samba district in the wee hours of Friday. They all were residents of Gurdaspur in Punjab. Around 2 AM, an Innova—DL 4CAE 6465, on its way from Jammu towards Punjab, hit a parapet at Tapyal under jurisdiction of Ghagwal police station in Samba district. Police said a car went out of the driver's control and hi...
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Pak warns of dangerous situation with India over water issues
NEW DELHI, May 25 (Agencies): Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal, during the weekly media briefing, said the World Bank has assured that the international agreement will not be breached. He said Islamabad has been effectively ra...
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Kathua minor rape, murder case
J&K govt appoints Punjab advocate as special PP
JAMMU, May 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government Friday appointed a senior advocate from Punjab as a special public prosecutor in the controversial Kathua rape and murder case. Seven persons and a juvenile have been arrested for the murder of an eight-year-old girl. First hearing in the District and Sessions Judge Court Pathankot after the Supreme Court transferred the trial from J&K to Pathankot in Punjab will be on May 31, 2018. A notificati...
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Cartoon Corner
Summer vacations in Jammu from Jun 4
JAMMU, May 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday announced the summer vacations in Jammu division from June 4. “All schools in Jammu division will remain closed from June 4 to July 23 in view of summer vacations,” Minister for School Education Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali announced on Twitter....
> Nurse found murdered in SMVDN Super-speciality lab
> Naidu visiting Jammu on May 28
> Ceasefire violation in RS Pura
> 9 injured in road accident at Doda
> 4 KAS officers shifted
Police bans use of smart phones by sentries during duty hours
SRINAGAR, May 24: Police today imposed a blanket ban on the use of smart phones by the sentries. The move follows a number of rifle snatching incidents by militants in the recent past. “It has been observed that recent weapon snatching incidents have occurred due to the reason that sentries on duty remain engaged with their smart phones for most of the time thereby compromising with their legitimate duty. This tendency has considerably increas...
> Army initiates action against officer guilty of giving grenades to subordinate
> It reflects horrid mentality behind Kathua rape: CM
> Right time for Guv to take over J&K: Farooq
> Ceasefire half-hearted measure from India: Salahuddin
> PM’s visit to Kashmir a welcome step: Sharma
Indo-Russian relations
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and meeting on a day-long tour with Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to have been long overdue in view of the trusted friendship spanning over many decades between the two countries. It is a welcome initiative that resulted in 'informal summit' at Sochi and brings into focus the need for a calibration in the relations between the two countries. It also appears to set a new normal in the fo...
> Deadly Nipah virus
> Violence in TN
> Checking electoral mal-practices
> Mixed signals
> Deaths in border clashes
Can Modi achieve peace in Jammu & Kashmir?
By Brij Bhardwaj
Hundreds of villages have become ghost towns with, only animals and the elderly moving about and hiding at night. Number of displaced persons, who have sought shelter, has crossed one lakh. The surprising part is that Indian and Pakistani diplomats are meeting at neutral places. But there is no solution to meaningless action in Jammu and Kashmir around the ceasefire line. The Jammu and Kashmir State is on fire. In Kashmir V...
> Inciting the Mob through TV..! - By Robert Clements
> Justice and redemption - By Krishna Kumar
> Is democracy dead? - By Robert Clements
> Indian cities need to be saved from pollution - By Sudhansu R Das
> Fooled by the Bottle..! - By Robert Clements
By Gwynne Dyer
Here are two interesting facts. One is that the winter temperatures in the Arctic this year were the highest ever recorded. On two days in February, it was actually warmer at the North Pole than it was in Zurich, Switzerland. At one location in Greenland, the temperature rose to 36 degrees C higher than the usual average for that time of year. The other interesting fact, revealed last month in two articles in 'Nature', one of the world's leadin...
> Electricity to all villages, but issues remain - By K R Sudhaman
> Modi-Shah's lust for power brings ignominy - By Arun Srivastava
> A view-point from Jammu - By Anit Singh
> Indian economy on a slippery oil slope - By G. Srinivasan
> The flawed discourse of imposing religion on terror - By Humra Quraishi
End VVIP privilege not available to commoners
Dear Editor, Office of the then (caretaker) Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after NDA losing Lok Sabha elections in the year 2004 at a supersonic speed managed to get number of government-bungalow changed from 8 to 6A with files moving and signed by dozens of officials just within a couple of days perhaps due to belief in numerology. RTI response revealed that firstly it was desired to get bungalow-number to be changed to lucky 7. But when ...
> Rightful observations of Justice B Kemal Pasha on appointment of judges
> Wrong-doing by UPA government be undone
> Overweight school bags
> Junk food is bad
> Petrol GST mockery avoidable burden
PLA installing new early warning monitoring system along Indo-China border
NEW DELHI, May 25 (Agencies): To improve management of border defence, the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) has reportedly developed a new kind of equipment. As per sources in Indian security agencies, China has developed early warning monitoring system and is now installing these at Indo-China border for enhancing surveillance capacity. The new early warning monitoring system which has network-centric surveillance camera is capable of d...
> Modi, Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan
> Kerala CM chairs high-level meet to review preventive measures
> Ramesh elected as speaker of Assembly as BJP withdraws nomination
> Police Question Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
> 12-year-old boy gets stuck in apartment lift in Hyderabad, dies
Explosion at an Indian restaurant in Canada, 15 injured
OTTAWA, May 25 (Agencies): At least 15 people were injured following in a blast that took place in an Indian restaurant in Mississauga city in Canada. The mishap occurred in Bombay Bhel located in Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East at around 10.30 pm on Thursday. Three of those hurt have suffered "critical blast injuries" and were taken to a trauma centre in the neighbouring city of Toronto. A Peel Regional Paramedic Services spokespers...
> US House passes defense budget for fiscal 2019, seeks better ties with India
> N.Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts
> Russian military missile brought down MH17, say investigators
> Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar: Amnesty
> ‘India trying to block water supply to Pak’
Family members support ABD's retirement plans
Auckland (New Zealand), May 25: Family members of South Africa's former captain AB de Villiers have supported the decision of his retirement. His father (also AB de Villeres, a doctor by profession) speaking exclusively over his mobile from South Africa, said, "he did not consult with the family, but told us of his decision about 48 hours ahead of his announcement. As a family we support his decision as he knows his own heart best". . Adding ...
> Toss will remain in the Laws, insists MCC
> Pak players will continue to wear same new designed sweater in the matches against England
> Attacker on Jadeja's wife suspended : There was no pressure from Indian all-rounder for action, insists superintendent of Police
> Zonal Kabaddi, Kho- Kho, Volleyball tournament commences
> J&K team selected for North India Bench Press championship
Rs 4.93 crore in demonetised notes seized from swanky 5-star Mumbai hotel
MUMBAI, May 25 (Agencies): Three people were arrested from an upmarket Mumbai hotel on Thursday after they were found to be in possession of demonetised notes worth Rs 4.93 crore. Mumbai Police received a tip-off regarding the possibility of at least three persons from Hyderabad in the city with high-value demonetised notes. Acting on the infromation, cops descended at Hotel Vits in Andheri's MIDC area and knocked on the door of the room in wh...
> You accepted Kohli's challenge, accept mine on reducing fuel price now: Rahul to Modi
> PIL in SC seeks action against police officials, NHRC probe
> Akhilesh’s SP earned the most in 2016-17 32 parties earned over Rs 321 crore
> F-16 production can make India fighter jet export hub: Lockheed
> India test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha coast
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