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Tackling drug addiction among women
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, May 5: During her college days sniffing the correction fluid looked more of a habitual obsession for 22 year old Seema (name changed) who could not realise that she was gradually being inclined towards substance abuse. Seema says that in few months she started inhaling many other substances only to realise that she had developed hazardous addiction towards some other substances and drugs. “In the beginning I just liked to sniff the fluids and paints. But slowly I realized I was getting so addicted that I started inhaling it. After that I sought help from few psychiatrists in valley and started treatment. At present I am seeking counseling from outside state,” Afshaan said. Over the years the menace of drug addiction has gripped quiet a bulk of population across Kashmir valle...
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HC show cause notice to govt on action against separatists
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 5 (JNF): Division Bench of State High Court issued notices to state to disclose what sort of action has been taken against two separatist leaders by the state till date. In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by two Practicing Advocates Sanjay Verma and Deeraj Choudhary, DB comprising Justice Hasnain Masoodi and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal today issued notices to state to tell what action they have taken till now against the separatist leaders Masrat Alam and Asiya Andrabi who raised voice against India. The petitioner urged for restriction with respect to publicity of news by the news agency and board under Press Council of India Act shall take steps under the Act for proper censorship over news items. After hearing senior Advocate SS Lehar along with Advocate Aditya Shar...
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Cops jumps into Chenab in Ramban
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BANIHAL, May 5: A police constable posted in District Police Lines (DPL) Ramban ended his life by jumping up into river Chenab in Ramban town, today. Police reports said that a Selection Grade Police Constable posted in District Police Lines (DPL) Ramban jumped from Jullah bridge into river Chenab at Maitra. The deceased cop has been identified as Sgct Mohammed Iqbal Tantray son of Ghulam Rasool Tantray belt number 411 Ramban and was a resident of Takya Tethar Banihal. The body of the cop was untraced when last reports came in. Police has registered a case in this connection and started investigation....
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50 sheds gutted in Chaderkot
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BANIHAL, May 5: At-least fifty sheds of the employees of Jai Parkash Industries (JPI) were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out in the Base Camp at Chanderkot, this evening. Initial reports suggested that the fire broke out due short circuit in electric wires as the voltage remains high in the area oftenly. However, official version is yet to come on the reason of the blaze. Eyewitness said that the fire broke out in one of the sheds where the employees of JP Industries are putting up at 4 PM and it spread to the adjoining sheds within minutes. The sky rocketing flames and dense smoke was witnessed from far off places. At-least fifty sheds of the employees of Jai Parkash Industries (JPI) alongwith the goods were gutted in a devastating fire. Two fire tenders were pressed into se...
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PIL on Preservation of Water Bodies
HC asks DC Bandipora for status report
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SRNAGAR, May 5: The High Court today asked Deputy Commissioner Bandipora to file status report on removal of encroachments from the banks of river Jhelum by May 25 or otherwise appear in person before the court on the next date of hearing in the matter. A division bench of the High Court comprising Justice M H Attar and Justice A M Magrey has issued the orders while allowing DC Anantnag to file status report by or before the next date of hearing. On Feb 9, the Court had directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) except DC Bandipora to cooperate with the Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) on removal of encroachments around River Jhelum by providing all necessary details at the earliest. As the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking preservation of Padshahi Bagh canal, one...
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DAK condemns ‘thrashing’ of doctor, paramedic
Medicos become victims of messy healthcare
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SRINAGAR, May 5: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday in a meeting of executive members condemned in strong words thrashing of a doctor and a paramedic at PHC Ashpora Langate of Kupwara district. “Medical officer of health center and a paramedic yesterday at 10 am were attending a poisoning patient when few attendants barged into the emergency room and physically assaulted them,” President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said in a statement to KNS. He said that hospitals have turned into battlegrounds and this mad pattern of atrocities perpetrated on doctors is unacceptable. “The increase in incidence of violence against doctors has created fear among medical fraternity which has adversely affected patient care. The aggression against doctors has led to brain drain and people are reluctant...
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Gruesome murder of college girl solved, couple arrested
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 4: With the arrest of a couple, police today claimed to have solved a case of kidnapping and gruesome murder of a 23-year-old College girl in Jammu. The accused chopped the body parts of the girl and dumped them in an underground septic tank in Chandan Vihar area of Muthi. Police today seized female body parts and in the presence of a team from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and a Magistrate. Police said that on March 18, a woman named Vaishno Devi (Sarpanch), resident of Chenani Udhampur, approached Police Station Gandhi Nagar and lodged a missing complaint stating that her 23-year-old daughter Shivani Jaral, daughter of Sher Singh of Siyona, Chenani was missing since March 12 from her rented accommodation in Sanjay Nagar here. She told that the girl who was undergoing Nu...
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CM meets Guv
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SRINAGAR, May 4: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, called on governor N N Vohra. In the course of their extended interaction, the governor and the chief minister discussed various important issues, including matters relating to the forthcoming Amarnathji Yatra, an official spokesman said....
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Mughal Road closed again by landslides
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JAMMU, May 4: The Mughal Road which connects Jammu region with the Kashmir valley was closed on Monday hours after it was opened for traffic on Sunday. The road which was opened after five months was closed again after landslides hit the Pir Ki Gali area. "We are opening the roads hit by the landslide to re-open the highway as soon as possible", said an official of the state roads and buildings department. Connecting the Jammu region with the valley through Poonch, Rajouri and Shopian districts, the road was originally built by Mughal emperors. For centuries the road remained closed. It was rebuilt in 2005 as another road link between the landlocked valley and rest of India. During winter, heavy snowfall forces its closure. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was open for one-way tra...
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Mufti paved entry of radical elements in Kashmir: PCC president
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SRINAGAR, May 4: State Congress while extending its support to the strike call of traders for Tuesday, said Mufti sought votes from people to stop BJP’s ‘mission 44’ but now was coming with mission 59 to Kashmir valley. “This is perhaps the first day in the history of Kashmir that the day will be recorded in historical texts with the dark ink. It is a black day for the people of Kashmir and we appeal them to register their protests against the marching of the communal elements in the sacred land,” state Congress president G A Mir told a Srinagar based local news agency KNS. He said Mufti was coming along the communal parties like VHP, Bajrang Dal and RSS to Kashmir and ‘this must be halted.’ “Isn’t it the fact that Mufti asked for votes from people during polls so that he could stop BJ...
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Farooq chairs NC core group meet
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 4: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah chaired the party Core Group meeting at Srinagar on Monday. The meeting was also attended by NC Working President Omar Abdullah besides senior Party leaders who constitute the party’s Core Group. This was the first Core Group Meeting chaired by Dr. Farooq following his return to the State after recuperating from a surgery he underwent recently. In a statement, spokesman of the party said the Core Group offered fateha and paid glorious tributes to NC stalwart and former General Secretary Advocate Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and said his sacrifices and services for the party would be remember for ages to come and that his demise had created a void that would be hard to fill. “The meeting also offered Fateha and paid glorious trib...
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Ward No: 3 Peermitha road, in shambles; courtesy JMC
TILAK MEHRA
JAMMU, May 2: Notwithstanding the tall claims of the state government and Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to provide better services to the people, inhabitants of Ward number 3, Peerkho foot bridge which connects Peermitha lane with Circular Road Jammu expressed their resentment against the apathetic attitude of the authorities for allowing the ponywalas to carry building material like sands, stones and crushed stones (Bajri) from Tawi to other localities of Jammu city. Scattering of the building material while being shifted on ponies cause accidents and pollution in the area. As per locals a large number of accidents occurred in the said area as sand and ‘bajri’ scattered enroute Tawi to parts of city via Ward number 3 makes road stretch slippery. The road becomes dangerous for the ...
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‘Darbar Move’ offices to reopen in Srinagar tomorrow
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to start functioning from here on Tuesday for the next six months after shifting from winter capital Jammu as part of the pre-independence biannual 'Darbar Move' practice. The Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat and other offices closed in Jammu on April 24 and are scheduled to re-open here on Tuesday as per the 'Darbar Move' - a century-old practice under which the government functions six months each in the two capitals. As part of the practice, the government functions in the summer capital till late October and then moves to Jammu in the first week of November. Authorities have made all necessary arrangements, including security, to ensure smooth functioning of the offices in the Kashmir Valley. Security agencies in the Valley ha...
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Mughal Road reopens
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 3: The Mughal Road, which connects Jammu region with the Kashmir Valley, opened for one-way traffic today after being closed for over five months, an official said. "Traffic was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar," an official said. Connecting the Jammu region with the valley through Poonch, Rajouri and Shopian districts, the road was originally built by Mughal emperors. For centuries the road remained closed. It was rebuilt in 2005 as a link road between the landlocked valley and rest of India. During winter, heavy snowfall forces its closure....
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Summer capital gears up for reopening of Durbar offices from tomorrow
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 3: The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to start functioning from here on Tuesday for the next six months after shifting from winter capital Jammu as part of the pre-independence biannual 'Darbar Move' practice. The Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat and other offices closed in Jammu on April 24 and are scheduled to re-open here on Tuesday as per the 'Darbar Move' - a century-old practice under which the government functions six months each in the two capitals. As part of the practice, the government functions in the summer capital till late October and then moves to Jammu in the first week of November. Authorities have made all necessary arrangements, including security, to ensure smooth functioning of the offices in the Kashmir Valley. Security agencies in the Val...
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Army jawan found dead in Miran Sahib
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 3: An Army jawan posted at Miran Sahib area in Jammu today found dead under mysterious circumstances. According to the police, the Army jawan, identified as Sanjeev Kumar, was found dead in his quarter in Miran Sahib area this morning. The deceased was rushed to the Military Hospital where was confirmed brought dead. Later the body was shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital for post mortem. A case has been registered at Miran Sahib police station and probe was on....
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Minor raped in Domana; battles for life
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 3: A seven-year-old girl is battling for her life in a local hospital after she was allegedly raped by a youth who abducted her from near her house in Domana area on Saturday. The accused, identified as Sohan Lal (23), a resident of Domana area of the district, Saturday abducted the girl when she went to a nearby shop to purchase some paraphernalia. "He took her to a secluded place and raped her there. The accused also threatened the girl of dire consequences if she told about the incident to anyone," police said. The girl later narrated the incident to her parents who then lodged a complaint with police. The police official said the medical examination of the girl confirmed rape and her condition was stated to be critical. "She has sustained several severe internal injuries...
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BOPEE clarifies on issuance of admit cards
‘Admit cards generated by service provider by affixing auto generated signature’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 3: Responding to a news item published in a section of the press today regarding issuance of admit cards by BOPEE, a spokesman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has issued following clarification: The BOPEE has switched over from offline to online mode of submission of Application Forms for various entrance tests in a phased manner. This year the Application Forms for all the entrance tests were made available online only to facilitate the candidates and to save their precious time & resources. The data of the candidates, after submission of their Application Forms, directly goes to the Server of the Service Provider. The data so collected remains, as a matter of policy, inaccessible to all including the BOPEE officials/officers so as to rule out a...
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Separatists `irrelevant’ in Kashmir: Dy CM
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JAMMU, May 2: Taking advantage of the absence of the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, his deputy Dr Nirmal Singh Saturday labeled utterances by the separatist hardline leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani regarding Amarnath Yatra as a desperate act aimed at seeking attention of local residents. Dr Singh said these separatists had become 'irrelevant" in the state and were trying to communalize the issue to seek attention. Geelani had earlier suggested to the state government to restrict number of annual Amarnath pilgrimage to 30 days to ensure their safety and protection of environment. "Statements like these should not be taken seriously. These are given just to seek media attention," Singh told reporters at his official residence in Jammu. Singh said the pilgrimage would go on as per ...
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NC opposes separate towns for KPs
Protest against new recruitment policy
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 2: National Conference (NC), Congress and CPI (M) today held separate protest demonstrations against the new recruitment policy and issuing of state subject at school level. The National Conference leaders and workers started protest march from NC headquarters Nawai Subah and ended peacefully at near Press Enclave. The protesters were carrying placards and banners seeking roll back of new recruitment policy and issuing State Subject Certificates at school level. The supporters also shouted anti-government slogans. Senior National Conference leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Aslam Wani, Mubarak Gul, Salman Sagar, Ali Muhammad Dar were part of the march. Congress leaders also held protest demonstration at press enclaves against the new recruitment policy of coalition govern...
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Cow issued admit card to write exam
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 2: A cow, brown indeed, has got an admit card issued by authorities on her name to write a professional entrance examination next week and Jammu and Kashmir authorities and former chief minister Omar Abdullah is keen on seeing her appear in the paper. In a strange turn of events, the admit card for the entrance examination for Diploma in Polytechnic was issued by Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) in the name of Kachir Gaaw (Brown Cow) who is supposedly daughter of Gura Dand (Red Bull). The cow was allotted a seat at Government Degree College Bemina for writing the examination scheduled to be held on May 10. The incident came to light after opposition National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu uploaded a copy of the admit card on social networking sit...
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HC orders removal of public prosecutor
Secretary Law, DGP, Director Vigilance directed to file report
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 2: The High Court has called a detailed report from the Secretary Law department government of Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police and Director Vigilance J&K with reference to a public prosecutor against whom a petition seeking his removal has been filed by a person, whose sister was allegedly killed in Budgam last year. In a petition filed by Javed Ahmad Sofi, whose sister was allegedly killed in June 2014, the High Court has asked Secretary Law to detail out the steps taken against the public prosecutor with reference to his removal. The court has further directed Director Vigilance to file status report with regard to FIR number 45/2014 VOK registered against the public prosecutor who was arrested allegedly for being in nexus with the family of the accused in...
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Pleasant weather to continue in Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 2: The Met office today forecast pleasant weather in Kashmir Valley in the coming days. "Hopefully, the worst is over, we are expecting weather to remain pleasantly fair during the next 10 days. There is no major disturbance around and thus will help give stability to the system in the coming days," an official of the Met department said. Kashmir has witnessed wet weather for the last three months which followed last September's unprecedented floods. This has caused serious concern among the locals, including farmers, fruit growers and those depending on tourism for their livelihood. According to Met office, the minimum temperature in Srinagar was 8.8 degrees Celsius, 2.9 degrees in Pahalgam, 1.2 in Gulmarg, 16.5 in Jammu, 5.7 in Leh, 2.2 in Kargil, 17.8 in Katra, 8.2 in...
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2 burglars held in Rajouri; stolen property recovered
TAZEEM MALIK
RAJOURI, May 2: As a part of special drive against burglars, Rajouri police Saturday busted a racket by arresting two burglars involved in various thefts cases in the recent past. Acting on a specific information, Incharge Police Post City Rajouri SI Jahangeer Ahmed on the direction of Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri, Dr Mohammed Haseeb Mughal conducted a raid in the house of Mohammed Arshad son of Faqar Din and Abdul Hamid son of Mohammed Younis both resident of Nagrota, Rajouri and seized huge quantity of stolen items which included 20 gas cylinders, 2 Petro max cylinders, 4 mobiles, 2 bicycles, 2 big stabilizers, 3 small stabilizers, 1 amplifier, 1 speaker, 1 tea kettle, 1 car body cover, 1 glass set, 1 set of pent-shirt, 2 mobile chargers, 28 packets of Capstan cigaret...
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Pak flags in Tral rally
Geelani's conditional offer for unity to separatists
HILAL AHMAD
SRINAGAR, May 1: Syed Ali Shah Geelani chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) today made a fresh offer of unity among the separatists on the condition that he needed a guarantee that such acts would not be repeated which led to the split of Hurriyat Conference in the past. Geelani was addressing a public rally at Tral after seven years. Reports said that during the rally some Pakistani flags were waved by some youth. Apprehending house arrest, Hurriyat (G) chairman had left his residence during the wee hours of morning and reached Tral where he addressed the rally. “I am for unity. But the unity should not be for the sake of unity. It should be based on principles. I also want a guarantee that such acts are not repeated in future which led to disunity in the past,” he said. Geelani stated th...
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