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Despite restrictions thousands join Lelhari’s funeral, protests in IUST
Out of 17 only 5 days of normal business in Pulwama this month
ESS AHMAD
PULWAMA, Aug 17: Despite restrictions imposed by the authorities to prevent huge funeral gathering for Lashkar commander Ayoub Lelhari who was killed in a brief shootout with forces on Wednesday, tens of thousands of people Thursday participated in his last rites. Lelhari, the most wanted militant was ambushed by the joint team of army and special operations group (SOG) of police when he was travelling in Tavera along with a driver and a civili...
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Kashmiris not fighting for Pak, but their rights: Farooq
`Not China, Pak but insiders pose threat to India’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president (JKNC) and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Thursday stated that Kashmiris were not fighting for Pakistan; they were fighting for their right in the India yet there were people who wanted to take away their rights. He was addressing the crowd at the 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao' programme here today. “We Kashmiris are called Pakistanis. I would request you to take that though...
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Shutdown, restrictions in Nagam-Chadoora
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Complete shutdown coupled by stringent restrictions imposed by the authorities marked the charaum (fourth day) of top Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Yaseen Itoo, alias Mehmood Gaznavi at his native place Nagam Chadoora in central Budgam on Thursday. Hizbul Mujahideen operational commander Muhammed Yasin Itoo aka Mehmood Gaznavi was among three militants killed in a “major” counter-insurgency operation in Shopian’s Awneera village...
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Rajnath to lead Indian team for SCO amid Doklam standoff
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, amid the Doklam standoff, will lead the Indian delegation participating in Seven Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states meeting on Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations that will be held at Choplon Ata in Kyrgyz Republic from August 23 to 25. Presently, China is stepping up preparedness for a possible military conflict with India on the Doklam standoff by reported...
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Sinha-led team calls on Farooq, Omar
‘Dialogue is the only way out’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: The Concerned Citizens Group led by former BJP minister Yashwant Sinha today met National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah, working president Omar Abdullah at their residence here and discussed the prevailing situation in the Kashmir valley. Talking to KNS, Sinha said that the team comprising of Kapil Kak AVM (R), Bharat Bhushan, Editor Catch News and Sushobha Barve, head of Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation will beg...
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Malicious campaign against J&K’s special status: Mir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Congress today alleged that a malicious campaign has been launched against special status of the state especially Article 35-A and described it as a move to change the demography of state and pledged to continue to fight against wrong, anti-people policies of the PDP- BJP. Addressing the party convention at Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara districts today the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir criticised ...
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Mehbooba, Raju inaugurate new terminal at Jammu airport
Jammu has much to offer in terms of heritage, history: CM
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Aug 17: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Minister for Civil Aviation, P Ashok Gajapati Raju inaugurated the upgraded passenger terminal at Jammu airport today. With the commissioning today of this Rs 90 Cr project, the passengers at the airport would be having enhanced passenger handling per hour and more checks-in and use of modern technology for heat and water conservation. Addressing a gathering after the inauguration, the Chi...
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Train service suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Train service has again been suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track via south Kashmir for security reasons while trains will chug in north Kashmir as per schedule, a senior Railway official said. There will be no train service on Srinagar-Anantnag-Qazigund in south Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region track today for security reasons, Chief Controller Northern Railway said. He said the decision to suspend all train runs on this tr...
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Army briefs Guv over situation on LoC, LAC in Ladakh
Gen Rawat’s 3-day visit from Aug 20
KT NEWS SERVICE
LEH/NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Close on the heels of reports about tense situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in Ladakh region, senior army officers briefed Governor NN Vohra today. While the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will pay a three-day visit to Ladakh beginning Sunday during which he would take stock of the security preparedness along the border with China besides discussing key operational matters with top commanders. Earl...
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Modi’s ideological parent follows divisive agenda: Rahul
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Aug 17: Training guns at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi party's ideological parent RSS follows “a divisive agenda.” Rahul accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government of imposing RSS ideology in every institution of the country, while addressing the gathering at the 'Sanjhi Vi...
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Geelani should introspect, stop selling blood of youth: NC
‘History bears witness to Sher-e-Kashmir's heroic struggle and selfless sacrifices’
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: National Conference (NC) today said Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani should “introspect and stop selling the blood of thousands of Kashmiri youth to curry favours from the current political dispensation as interim relief in the current investigation into questionable and unaccounted financial dealings by his kith and kin – some of whom have been given custom-made, plump postings by the PDP-BJP Government...
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J&K mulling to clear stranded LoC passengers
JAMMU, Aug 17 (Agencies): As the bus service along the Line of Control (LoC) through Poonch-Rawalakot road continues to remain suspended for over a month, the Jammu authorities are weighing the option of using Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for transporting 119 stranded passengers on both sides. "We are abreast of the situation and our efforts are on to ensure early departure of PoK residents and bring back our citizens. We are weighing the option ...
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NIA arrests Watali
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested a businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali in connection with its investigation into a case related to alleged funding to separatists. A statement by NIA in New Delhi stated, "Watali's arrest follows the searches conducted by the NIA on Wednesday at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla belonging to his relatives and employees. The searches have unearthed ...
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Civilian injured on Rajouri LoC
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Aug 17: A civilian was injured reportedly in sniper fire while Pakistan fired few rounds on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts. Official reports said that a civilian was allegedly hit by a sniper fire while grazing cattle in near Jhangar area in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri, today. Identified as Sushil Kumar, son of Sat Pal, he was rushed to the Sub District Hospital (SDH) Nowshera. Meanwhile, Pakistan fired few r...
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Govt orders minor reshuffle in Adm
JAMMU, Aug 17: The state government today ordered transfers and postings in the administration. Farooq Ahmad Lone, IAS (JK:2009), Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, has been transferred and posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Tourism Department, Civil Secretariat. A post from the overall cadre strength of IAS is transferred to the Tourism Department for drawal of salary of the officer. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, IAS (JK: 2012), Deputy C...
> Thick security blanket in Jammu for I-Day
> 105 cops get President’s medals for gallantry
> 2 officers shifted
> NC will fight tooth & nail to safeguard the special status of state: Satwant
> Independence Day Full dress rehearsal organises across Jammu
 
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103 Police Telecom Constables promoted
SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Inspector General of Police, Telecom J&K Sunil Kumar has promoted 103 constables of the wing to the rank of selection grade constables. Orders in this regard have been issued after the Departmental Promotion Committee under the chairmanship of the IGP with its members Hilal Ahmad Shah, DPT J&K and Manzoor Ahmad Shorie, SSP Telecom cleared them for promotion to next rank. IGP, Sunil Kumar has congratulated the promoted person...
> HC quashes PSA of alleged stone-pelter
> Khalid Bashir’s book released
> Is it 'free drug policy' in govt hospitals', ask patients
> Yasin arrested, shifted to central jail
> Stunt man accidently injured
 
 
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Indo-Afghan trade corridor
More than two months after the India-Afghanistan air corridor was inaugurated with high expectations, reports emerging about shortage of cargo planes are a matter of serious concern. It is also worrisome that the first and foremost interest of India in securing trade links with Afghanistan for which the latter was more interested has been hit due to obstructing behaviour of neighbouring country Pakistan. Such developments should be foreseen in v...
> Softening of words not actions
> India at 70
> Remember partition to learn lessons and move on - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Food security in India
> Who's being selective?
 
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Aadhaar reminds of Orwell's 1984!
By Mohammad Ashraf
One of the most important aspects of a totalitarian or a fascist regime is indexing of the population so as to keep watch over their activities. It is virtually practical implementation of the famous slogan in 1984, the "Big Brother is Watching You" in a different form and shape. The pupil scan, the finger prints, the photograph and all other particulars for each citizen are being digitised. Additionally, DNA and many other biometric elements ar...
> License, ain't no problem sir..! - By Robert Clements
> Freedom, Independence and others - By Anit Singh
> Jai Hind..! - By Robert Clements
> Why feeling of insecurity among minorities - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Giving and taking directions..! - By Robert Clements
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
Article 35-A: Some Myths And Misconceptions
By Abdul Majid Zargar
In the cacophony of high decibel debate, Indian media presents article 35A as something which bestows various rights, privileges & favors on people of Kashmir. There can be nothing further from truth when it is repeatedly said & fed to Indian public that article 35A of Indian constitution grants property & employment right to people of Kashmir to the exclusion of other Indians. Unfortunately our own media, uses a language at times, which lends c...
> Is Yogi Adityanath not responsible for deaths in Gorakhpur - By Humra Quraishi
> BJP under Modi-Shah gets battle ready for 2019 - By Satish Misra
> Violence in the name of faith - By S.I.H.Kazmi
> Trump: The Reagan Gambit? - By Gwynne Dyer
> In defence of Hamid Ansari - By Firdaus Ahmed
 
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Negligence of healthcare system in UP
Dear Editor At least 60 children’s death in the past five days in Gorakhpur at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital because of infections and an alleged disruption of oxygen supply in the paediatrics ward reveals the fact that the incident took place due to the laxity on the part of state government. Don’t we think human life has no value in our country unless it's of VIP and their family? UP & Bihar had seen many such inciden...
> Necessity of improving Dariba Post Office
> Layoffs in IT sector
> Why special alloy for selected VVIPs
> India celebrating 71st Independence Day
> PMJDY emerging a gigantic problem
 
 
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Reinducted Gujarat cops accused in Ishrat Jahan encounter case forced to quit by SC
NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (Agencies): Two senior Gujarat Police officers, N K Amin and T A Barot, who have been accused in encounter killing cases, have been forced to quit by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had yesterday directed the Gujarat government to take a call on the matter by today. The officers today undertook before the SC that they will demit their posts during the day.Amin, who retired in August last year as Superintendent of Police...
> Army to get cutting edge attack copters, six Apache AH-64E to join the force
> SC norms on sound system of mosques need to be followed: Madras HC
> Tamil Nadu CM agrees to Panneerselvam's demand, orders probe into Jayalalithaa's death
> Akhilesh detained on Agra-Lucknow expressway
> Lalu accuses Nitish of 'Murdering Democracy' in Bihar
 
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Peace with North Korea a 'possibility': Top US general
Beijing, Aug 17 (Agencies): Peace with North Korea is a "possibility", America`s most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has "credible, viable military options" for dealing with the errant regime. General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also told reporters during his visit to Beijing that the US has no plans to "dial back" military exercises with South Korea, which have angered both China and No...
> Amid Army face-off with India, China sets up blood donation camps in Doklam area
> Chinese newspaper warns Trump could trigger 'Trade War'
> Nawaz Sharif''s wife files nomination to contest his Lahore seat
> Nawaz Sharif launches defiant procession
> Stunning pictures of US Naval Base Guam which North Korea wants to strike with missile
 
 
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Chairman GD Goenka school flags off adventure camp to Sonamarg
JAMMU, Aug 17: The Chairman, GD Goenka School, flagged off its 4 daylong first-ever Adventure Camp today amongst large gathering of students, parents, teachers and management here at Srinagar. The camp would be organized under the aegis of Adventure Tour Operators Association of Kashmir (ATOAK). 125 students and officials are taking part in this prestigious camp of the school. The participants would be introduced to River Rafting, Trekking, Ic...
> BCC Reds down Blues to enter district Bandipora finals
> Mir Zahoor urges youth to participate actively in sports activities
> Biscuits are banned in the Sri Lankan dressing room
> Sheetal bags U-14 Carrom singles title
> Nita Ambani kicks off bigger, grander RFYS Season 2
 
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Kerala Assembly passes GST Bill
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (Agencies): The Kerala Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted the Kerala State Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, replacing an ordinance promulgated in this regard to facilitate implemention of the new tax regime from July last. Winding up the discussion, Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac said steps would be taken to provide subsidy to the small and medium enterprises that had affcted due to the GST. The Legal met...
> Amitabh Bachchan under I-T scanner in Panama Papers case
> Aslam Wani’s custody extended by 6 days
> Now, your old PF account will get transferred to new employer automatically
> Banks to remain closed for 4 straight days from today
> Delhi HC asks AAP govt, agencies to remove encroachers from 990 Waqf properties
 
 
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