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India strongly rejects Pak’s call for plebiscite in J&K
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 3 (Agencies): India has strongly rejected Pakistan's call for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, asserting that the state is an integral part of the country and its citizens have chosen a democratically-elected government. "Pakistan must know that this platform is the Inter-Parliamentary Union platform and a forum where the 2030 development agenda is discussed," Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan told here. Her remarks came a ...
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CM: Pick up best technology in solid waste management within a month
J&K to take corrective measures to improve rank on cleanliness front
SRINAGAR, Sep 3: Putting his weight firmly behind framing policies that promote cleaner and healthier environment, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today called for pressing the accelerator on adopting best practices in tackling the ever-growing problem of solid waste management. He tasked the Commissioner-Secretary, Housing & Urban Development (H&UD), to show results on ground by examining the proposals and submitting recommendations with...
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JKCA Multi-Crore Scandal: HC orders CBI probe
SRINAGAR, Sep 3: The High Court has directed CBI probe in an alleged embezzlement of over Rs 113 crore funds in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The order was announced in an open court by a division bench headed by Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar who gave six months to CBI for completion of the probe. “Having regard for the quantum and magnitude of the scam involving huge loss of public money and failure of State investigating...
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End hostilities on border, allow people to live in peace: Mehbooba
JAMMU, Sept 3: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday advised neighboring countries India and Pakistan to broker a peace deal and end hostilities along the International Border and Line of Control to allow people on both sides of the border to live in peace. Addressing small gatherings of border residents in RS Pura area of Jammu Mehbooba said, “If you can get onions from Pakistan and send them money, why cannot you make arrangement that bullets...
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4 militants, trooper killed in Handwara encounter
SRINAGAR, Sep 3: In yet another encounter in Hundwara, four militants and a soldier were killed in an overnight encounter in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district The fresh encounter began in the Vilgam area of Handwara around 8.30 PM yesterday night. When a joint party of army Para Regiment, Special Operations Group of state police and CRPF acted on specific information about the presence of militants reached near the spot and cha...
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IS not immediate threat in Kashmir: Dy CM
PANAJI, Sep 3 (Agencies): Islamic State, the terrorist organisation which now administers swathes of Syria and Iraq, and spreading fast, was not an immediate threat to Jammu and Kashmir, said Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. Singh asked the media to ignore the waving of the group's black flag by a mere "one or two people". "There is no immediate threat (from the ISIS)," Nirmal Singh said, when asked about the terror group's activity in his ...
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Railways minister to launch Jammu-Katra DMU today
Dy CM, Jugal demand expansion of Jammu Railway Station
JAMMU, Sep 3: To tackle ever growing rush on Katra bound DMUs and other trains, the Railways Ministry will launch one more DMU from Jammu to Katra on September 4. The train will be launched by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu by pressing a button from New Delhi in the presence of Union MoS in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh besides top officials of the Railways. “This will increase frequency of DMUs plying to Kat...
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Govt orders inquiry into NSM implementation
SRINAGAR, Sep 3: The state government on Thursday ordered an inquiry to look into the implementation of Rs 400 Cr National Saffron Mission (NSM) on the ground level in the four districts of the state. “Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura convened a meeting to review the physical and financial achievements registered under NSM project. It was decided in the meeting that Additional District Development Commissioners of Pulwama, Srin...
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`Is it really about who started it?’
India, Pak must end ceasefire violations in J&K: PIPFPD
`Posing conditions unacceptable, resume talks’
JAMMU, Sept 3: Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) Thursday ridiculed ongoing wordy duel between India and Pakistan as who breached truce first and demanded that the ceasefire violations at both IB and LoC must stop immediately and peace should be restored. Forum while stating that cancellation of talks at this crucial time was not an answer and a way forward, also urged both India and Pakistan to immediately resume ...
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India constructing anti-war fence along LoC: Salahuddin
SRINAGAR, Sept 3 (KNS): Hizbul Mujahideen chief and United Jehad Council supremo Syed Salahuddin has accused India of constructing an embankment (anti-war fence) along the Line of Control to strengthen its grip over Kashmir and convert Valley into a living jail. “India is busy in constructing an anti-war fence with Israeli made concertina wires, and as per our reports it is being constructed within one kilometre of LoC,” Hizb spokesman Saleem H...
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Ceasefire violations to figure in Indo-Pak border guards meet
NEW DELHI, Sep 3 (Agencies): Repeated violation of ceasefire and frequent infiltration attempts by militants will be on top agenda of the meeting between heads of border guards of India and Pakistan to be held in New Delhi next week. The meeting between chiefs of Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers will be held from September 9 to 13, a fortnight after the cancellation of NSA talks between India and Pakistan. "The agenda for the meeting...
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Indian, Pak troops trade fire on Poonch LoC
JAMMU, Sep 3: After a lull of few days, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Poonch, prompting the Indian army to retaliate. Defence Spokesperson (MoD) SD Goswami said that the forward areas of Krishna Ghati sector witnessed unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army between 8 PM to 10.30 PM yesterday, wherein forward posts of Pakistan Army resor...
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Karan concerned over 'war-like rhetoric' from Pak, India
NEW DELHI, Sep 3: Senior Congress leader Karan Singh today expressed serious concern over "war-like rhetoric" from civil and military brass both in Pakistan and India as he favoured talks between the two countries on all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir. Karan Singh said any war, howsoever short, would have "disastrous consequences" and wondered why India was always in the "defensive" while deliberating on the issue of Jammu and...
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BJP to Contest all 26 Seats of LAHDC
JAMMU, Sep 3: The BJP today said it will, for the first time, contest on all 26 seats in the upcoming elections for the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC). "For the first time we will contest on all the 26 seats of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development council (LAHDC)," former BJP state president and Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Manhas told reporters here. He said the party would hold consultation with the ruling coalition partne...
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HC directs JMC chief, CE UEED to file status of petitioner’s representation
JAMMU, Sep 3 (JNF): In an alleged encroachment of nallah by former Revenue Minister J&K Raman Bhalla and others, High Court (HC) today directed Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and Chief Engineer Urban Environmental Engineering Department (UEED) to file status of petitioner’s representation. Justice Tashi Rabstan of Jammu and Kashmir High Court today directed Commissioner JMC and Chief Engineer UEED to file status of petitioner’s ...
> Omar takes dig at RSS over coordination meet with BJP
> 7-day police remand for Masarat
> Mendhar MLA bereaved
> Omar’s poser to Mehbooba `Who are you trying to fool?’
> Explosives seized on NH
Instability in weather pattern in Kashmir: Indicators of climate change
SRINAGAR, Sep 3: Kashmir valley has been witnessing freaky weather conditions for past one year. While as valley received a record precipitation this year the environmental experts attribute the fluctuating weather conditions to impact of climate change over the state. According to environmentalists and experts the prolonged dryness or downpour with fluctuations was due to the impact of global warming. Dr Shakeel Ahmad Ramshoo of Earth Science...
> Separatists support strike
> Govt accepts Khandey’s request
> Assembly session likely from Sept 29
> New GOC 15 Corps meets Guv
> Clashes in Pattan after death of labourer
The inflation challenge
Despite the fact that the BJP-led NDA government at the centre has been saying time and again that rising inflation in India is a major challenge, but no serious effort appears to have been made to check it and provide some succour to the people. This is mainly true for the inflation that has been going on a steep incline for food commodities and products during the past one decade or so. The centre has miserably failed in keeping its word to th...
> Wasteful exercise
> Halt the belligerence
> Census and religion
> 'Jai Kisan' mantra
> Forget Indrani Mukherjee, what's the intriguing Patel story? - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
The ugly face of juggernaut jingoism
By Ghulam Mohammad Khan
What really does a particular dominant political faction of Indian society want its citizens to be; a ceaselessly submissive and unproductive generation or a credulous mob that we see in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, to be always spurred and driven and deceived by so called emotional political orgies? Shall I call India a ravished bride of disquiet? Given the complex jingoistic political culture of the country, the idea does not seem to be someh...
> Showing Kindness..! - By Robert Clements
> India, Pakistan & proxy wars - By Abdul Majid Zargar
> Be Prepared..! - By Robert Clements
> Reluctance to shame British - By Kuldip Nayar
> Oh Brother..! - By Robert Clements
The unknown truths and myths about Aurangzeb - II
By Humra Quraishi
The 1946 edition of the history textbook Etihash Parichaya (introduction to history) used in Bengal for the 5th & 6th graders states: "If Aurangzeb had the intention of demolishing temples to make way for mosques, there would not have been a single temple standing erect in India. On the contrary, Aurangzeb donated huge estates for use as temple sites and support thereof in Benaras, Kashmir and elsewhere. The official documentations for these lan...
> Caught in the line of fire - By Jatin Desai
> Malaysia: Najib in Trouble - By Gwynne Dyer
> The unknown truths and myths about Aurangzeb - I - By Humra Quraishi
> Beyond bilateralism - By Mohsin Raza Malik
> Modi's failures are now apparent - By Amulya Ganguli
Poor standard of school education
Dear Editor The department of School Education is in shambles and so abysmal that there seems no hope of its easy revival from the mess it is caught in due to official apathy. Lack of accountability, corruption and nepotism coupled with political interference have marred this vital sector with school education being the worst causality. The department is confronted with a multitude of problems ranging from pathetic plight of government ...
> Sub-standard mid-day meal
> Akashwani- AIR
> Centre has no proposal to issue 25-rupee notes
> Amnesty bonanza for power tariff defaulters
> Welcome Supreme Court stay on ‘Santhara’
Grand alliance a sinking ship: BJP
PATNA, Sep 3 (Agencies): The BJP today said that Opposition 'Mahagath bandhan' or 'grand alliance' was a "sinking ship" from which Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was the first one to jump off to save himself and his party. "It has now been proved that grand alliance is a sinking ship. Yadav was the first one to jump off from it because nobody wants to be on a ship which is going down. It seems that his 'swabhiman' (self-respect)...
> SP quits Janata Parivar, to contest Bihar polls alone
> No scope of change in triple talaq system: Qureshi
> Muslims having more than 2 kids should be criminalised: Togadia
> 'Aurangzeb Road' comes up in Delhi, SDMC terms move as illegal
> Sheena Murder Case: Peter Mukerjea grilled, Indrani reaches police station
China flexes muscles with unprecedented WWII victory parade
BEIJING, Sep 3 (Agencies): In an unprecedented show of military might, China today displayed long-range "aircraft carrier-killers" and latest weaponry to mark the 70th anniversary of its victory over Japan in World War II but made a surprise announcement of slashing troop numbers by 3 lakh. Amid bitter territorial disputes with neighbours, the 2.3-million strong Chinese military put up a well-coordinated show rolling out its latest armaments ra...
> Pak court dismisses petition for ban on Indian films
> Over 100 sentenced up to life for burning Church in Egypt
> Pakistan has lost international support on Kashmir: Ex Pak envoy
> Time to make UN 'vibrant' with India as permanent member: Mahajan
> Pak Air Force jets kill 15 militants in north-west
Mithun Manhas to play for Jammu and Kashmir
JAMMU, Sep 3: Mithun Manhas has switched from Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir for the forthcoming domestic season. It will be a homecoming for Manhas, who was born in Jammu, but left his home state in his teens in search of better cricketing opportunities in Delhi. "It's a sort of mixed bag emotions," Manhas told reporters. "While it was difficult to move on from Delhi where my cricket career has shaped up, I am delighted to be joining Jammu and K...
> MIET bags gold in Inter-Collegiate Fencing Championships 2015-16
> GCW Parade lifts handball trophy
> Vishal, Roshan, Kanwar Pal Singh clinch gold medal each
> Secy JKSSC promises ‘pension’ to Sports Council Staff
> Jammu-Delhi cycle rally begins
Coal Scam: Manmohan Singh knew everything on Jindal firm, says Koda
NEW DELHI, Sep 2 (Agencies): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "aware of everything" in the process of allocating a coal block to Naveen Jindal group firm, ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda told a special court today. Koda, who sought summoning of Manmohan Singh as an accused, said if there was any conspiracy to allocate the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand to Jindal group firm, it could not have been without the knowle...
> Strike hits normal life, coal output, violent clashes in WB
> 'Massive' damage to cotton crop feared in Punjab, Haryana
> Blackmoney Case: Court asks IT Dept to give documents to Qureshi
> Airtel, Idea hike post-paid data tariffs by 20% in Delhi
> RBI not done with rate cut, still in accommodative mode: Rajan
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