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‘No land available for state subject Sainik Colonies at present’
Migrant Kashmiris need transit accommodation till their resettlement at native places: CM
SRINAGAR, May 28: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that the migrant Pandits, Muslims and Sikhs shall have to be provided transit accommodation till they are able to resettle at their natives places. She was replying to discussion on motion of thanks to Governor’s address in the legislative assembly today. Chief minister said that the social fabric of Kashmir is incomplete without migrants. “We have a comprehensive policy for return and ...
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Demand for discussion on flood relief measures
Cong, NC disrupt assembly proceedings
SRINAGAR, May 28: Pandemonium broke out in Legislative Assembly today as the opposition Congress, National Conference and others stormed into the well and demanded suspension of Question hour and instead a discussion on rehabilitation of 2014 flood victims. The speaker Kavinder Gupta disallowed their demand and asked the legislators to continue normal business of the assembly. As the business of the assembly resumed today, legislators of Cong...
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Time for J&K to begin new journey with hope: Mehbooba
‘Implementation of Agenda of Alliance has begun’
SRINAGAR, May 28: Maintaining that the challenge in dealing with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has to be the concern of the entire nation, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said time has come for the people of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh to begin a new journey with a new hope for a prosperous future. “It is not the concern of only PDP, NC, Congress or BJP to strive towards pulling Jammu and Kashmir out of the morass, it is and should be t...
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Uproar in LC over NFSA: PDP MLAs, minister exchange heated arguments
SRINAGAR, May 28: The Lower House Saturday erupted with uproar over National Food Security Act, with both Opposition and some PDP legislators cornering the government. The House witnessed a verbal brawl between CAPD Minister Choudhary Zulfikar Ali, PDP MLAs, Muhammad Ashraf Mir (Sonwar), Javaid Mustafa Mir (Chadoora) and Yawar Mir (Rafiabad) during Question Hour in the ongoing Budget Session. The opposition members including NC MLA Ali Muhamma...
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I apologise: Farooq
JAMMU, May 28: "I apologise," said National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday after drawing flaks from several quarters for talking over phone during the national anthem at Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in ceremony as the West Bengal Chief Minister. "I didn't intend to disrespect the nation by my actions, I was standing for the national anthem, but if it offended anyone, I am sorry," Farooq told reporters....
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Rajnath favours composite colonies for KPs in J&K
NEW DELHI, May 28: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has favoured creation of composite colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in their home state and even suggested having some Sikh and Muslim families in these dwellings. "In presence of Mufti sahib (former CM Mufti Mohammed Sayed), we had discussed and he said that Kashmiri Pandits will be provided land for rehabilitation. "After him, we have talked to Mehbooba Mufti (J&K Chief Minister) and she too ...
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‘Modi's 56-inch chest not reduced an inch’
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturady said that the "56-inch chest" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not decreased "an inch" and asserted that there should be no doubt on that score. He also said if Pakistan does not have the capability to curb terrorist activities in its territory, it should seek India's help. Singh was asked by Rajat Sharma on his programme "Aap ki Adalat " on India TV about Modi's Lok Sabh...
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Hilal Shah files nomination for Anantnag Assembly seat
'PCC Chief appeals people to vote for him'
SRINAGAR, May 28: Congress Candidate and General Secretary Hilal Ahmad Shah filed nomination papers today, in presence of JKPCC Chief GA Mir, from Anantnag Assembly Constituency going to polls next month. Legislators and Senior Party functionaries and workers of the party accompanied Congress candidate to returning officer for filing the nomination papers. On this occasion JKPCC Chief GA Mir addressed a huge gathering of Party Leaders and work...
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CET-Money laundering case: City court reserves order in Peer’s bail plea
SRINAGAR, May 28: A city court today reserved its order in a bail plea filed by Mushtaq Peer, former chairman Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) the main accused Common Entrance Test (CET) paper leak scam of 2012 in a case of money laundering registered against him by the Enforcement Directorate. Sources in the court of principal district and session’s court Srinagar said the court heard the final arguments advanced in the matte...
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Congress to PDP-BJP govt: Come clear over KPs’ township issue
SRINAGAR, May 28: Congress today asked PDP-BJP government in the state to come clear on separate townships for Kashmiri Pandit issue. While addressing a press conference here senior leader and former chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan asked the state government that, “What are you going to do over KPs’ issue?” Chavan said that the Congress party is not going to speak over it when the government is not coming clear over it. “We can...
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Mysterious disappearance of youth in Chatroo
Police registers murder case against army
KISHTWAR, May 28: Police today claimed to have registered a murder case against the army in case of mysterious disappearance of 27-year-old youth in Chatroo area of Kishtwar. Police said that a murder case has been registered against unknown army personnel at Police Station Chatroo and started its investigation. Abdul Wahid Gujjar son of Gafoor Gujjar resident of Hungana Mulchatar in Tehsil Mughalmaidan of Kishtwar district went missing since M...
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54 Dy SPs transferred
JAMMU, May 28: Police Headquarters today ordered transfer of 54 Deputy Superintendents of Police with immediate effect. Ayaz Ahmad, SDPO Mahore has been transferred and posted as DySP IR-9th Bn vice Mohammad Aslam. Bharat Bushan Sharma, SDPO Nagrota has been transferred and posted as Dy.SP in IR 17th Bn vice Amit Kumar. Deepak Digra, Dy.SP IR 4th Bn has been transferred and posted as SDPO Ramnagar vice Abhishekh Sharma. Ashiq Hussain Tak, S...
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Yasin illegally detained: JKLF
SRINAGAR, May 28: JKLF today alleged that its chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik has been illegally detained. In a statement, a party spokesman said Malik continues in police station Kothibagh for last four days. “For last four days he has not been presented before any court or magistrate and has been illegally jailed in a police station. He is totally cutoff from outside world. Relatives or friends who come to meet him at police station are being ...
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Inam, Israr posted in CM’s secretariat
SRINAGAR, May 28: The state government today posted Inam-ul-Haq Sidiqui, KAS, Personnel Officer in the office of PCCF as Deputy Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Similarly, Israr Ahmed, Under Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, has been posted as Under Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat....
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Hideout busted in Rajouri
JAMMU, May 28: Police claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a natural hideout in Khangar forest of Rajouri district. Defence spokesman said that based on specific information, Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Samote along with troops of Territorial Army and JKP from Police Station, Kandi recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a natural hideout in general area Khangar forest o...
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> DC for enhancing District Red Cross Fund
> NC Women Wing concerned over growing of rape incidents
Romana murder case: Father’s statement read out before court
SRINAGAR, May 27: The statement of Dr Javed Shabnam father of Romana Hakeem, who was crushed to death by two car borne eve teasers seven years ago in Parraypora locality was today read out before a city court here. The court of principal district and session’s judge Srinagar is hearing final arguments in the matter. According to the defense lawyer Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, the court recorded the contradictions in the statement of Dr Javed and the poli...
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> Kashmiri Pandits oppose separate townships
> Horticulture employees stage protest
> Sainik colony for state subject soldiers should be set up in Kashmir: BJP chief
> Yasin meets EJAC leaders: Discusses present situation
Hypocrisy of saving student politics
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. George Orwell's words written more than half a century ago remain relevant in contemporary times. Whatever be the nature of the beast of politics, it remains an intrinsic part of life. It is, therefore, not just foolish but also dangerous then to make attempts to depoli...
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> Distressing situation
Victims of summer heat cross all records
By Sudhansu R Das
Every year hundreds of people in India die of heat during summer. The majority of the victims are farm labours, daily wagers and people in unorganised sectors who have no option but to brave the weather for livelihood. Though India has grown up into a trillion dollar economy, lacks much needed finer human emotions like love, compassion and moral courage among the majority of educated people. This year number who died of summer heat has broken al...
> The camera is on Muslim women - By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
> Congress as the idea of India - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> Around the Corner..! - By Robert Clements
> "Thank God for the Atom Bomb" - By Gwynne Dyer
> Pickles, Sugar and Pepper..! - By Robert Clements
2 Years of Modi regime, no Green but lots of Saffron ticks
By M Anwar
It is party time for BJP and the wider network of Sangh Parivar. It is euphoria on all fronts, made little sweeter by their recent conquest of Assam and dismantling of Congress in assembly election. They sure have real reason to celebrate successes but not against what they promised to Indian public but against their real agenda of polarising and dividing the society to further their vision of a Hindu Rashtra. They won the election on "Developme...
> Decriminalizing Defamation - By Dr.S.Saraswathi
> Growth and jobs likely to remain elusive - By S Sethuraman
> When cricket determines our nationalism - By Sandeep Pandey
> Regional parties are real gainers in state polls - By Dr Satish Misra
> Maoist groups merge to form new party - By Sankar Ray
Why subsidiaries of (SBI) not being merged
Dear Editor, It refers to justified demand raised by the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) for merging remaining five associate banks of State Bank of India (SBI) namely State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur into one entity SBI. State Bank of Indore has already been merged with SBI. Unfortunately India is a country where files move ultra-slowl...
> Keeping environment neat & green, How?
> Disposals of submissions made at PG-portal
> Kashmir sans Kashmiris
> Allow khoya under organsied sector only
> Alarming rise in NPAs of Banks: Who is responsible?
Modi wishes Nawaz for open heart surgery
NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, May 28 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his best wishes to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif who will undergo an open heart surgery on May 31. “My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery and good health,” Modi tweeted. Sharif, who is currently in London for medical check-up, was advised by doctors to undergo open heart surgery on Tue...
> PC, Sibal, Ramesh nominated for RS polls
> Farooq draws flak for using phone during national anthem
> India, Pak to expedite visa process for citizens
> Govt to deal with ISIS video resolutely: Rijiju
> MHA irked by laxity of states recommending Prez awards
Pak N-weapons made defence impregnable: Sharif
ISLAMABAD, May 28 (Agencies): Nuclear programme has made Pakistan’s defence impregnable, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday on the anniversary of first ever nuclear weapon testing by the country in 1998. He said the day will be remembered as a crucial milestone like Independence Day in the history of Pakistan. The day is observed every year as Youm-e-Takbeer. “Pakistan nuclear programme has made country’s defence impregnable,” he sa...
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> Iraq forces killed at least 2 protesters in Baghdad: Officials
Bureaucrats dare Mehbooba Mufti govt to take action for violating govt orders
JAMMU, May 27: Continuing in the Sports bodies, J&K bureaucrats have challenged Mehbooba Mufti led PDP-BJP government to take action against them for occupying posts illegally in sports bodies. Earlier, taking serious note of utter violation of SRO-164, All India Services Conduct rule 1968 and Sports Council guidelines by the J&K bureaucrats, government in a circular No: 08-GAD of 2015 dated 10-02-2015 barred its all employees from holding of...
> Aditi Aryan excels in cricket
> Upgradation of sports infrastructure in Kishtwar under examination: Imran Ansari
> Jammu Green wins by 12 runs in Junior League
> Inter Zone tourney organises at Bhaderwah
> Kho-Kho championship organises at Baramulla
Centre to assist Assam to develop as part of act east policy: PM
GUWAHATI, May 24 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the Centre would extend all assistance to Assam and other north eastern states to ensure their speedy development as part of the Act East Policy. "Assam will be the centre point to bring about effective all-round development of the entire North East and this region will emerge as powerfully developed part of the country as a part of our Act East Policy," Modi said addressing a...
> Money power had role in this election: WB Congress chief
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> Agencies will make every endeavour to bring back Mallya: FM
> RS session ends, 19 hours lost due to disruptions
> PM rues RS not passing GST, says UP, Bihar would have benefited
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