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Peace imperative for development, employment generation: Mehbooba
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today made fervent appeal to people to maintain peace to ensure a new era of development in the state. “Peace is imperative for over-all development. I appeal people to maintain peace. With peace, we can touch new heights of developments,” she said while addressing party workers of Batamalo and Amira Kadal here. Chief Minister said, “Kashmir suffered immensely due to disturbances from time to...
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People have no expectations from PDP now: Mir
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: PCC chief and candidate for Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency G A Mir today said the state government led by PDP lost the people’s trust in true sense. He urged the people to defeat the divisive and politics of exploitation of ruling dispensation, which miserably failed on all fronts. Mir blamed PDP for mass discontent and alienation among the people. PCC chief was addressing election meetings at Khanabal and Damhal Khushipora....
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Police party ambushed
2 HM militants killed in Padgampora: Police
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: Police today said two militants of Hizb-ul Mujahideen were killed in a brief encounter at Padgampora in Pulwama this afternoon. Addressing a press conference Inspector General of Police S J M Gillani said a police party was on way from Pulwama to Awantipora. “A group of militants boarding a Maruti car bearing registration number JK13A-0764 fired upon police party near Padgampora which was retaliated,” he said. IGP added that...
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Weather conditions improve, people throng Sunday market
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: While the sun shone brighter across valley on Sunday, the Sunday market remained abuzz with shoppers who thronged the market in large numbers on a pleasant sunny day. Since early morning the street market across the business hub Lal Chowk witnessed huge rush of people who were seen buying different commodities from the large number of stalls erected by the vendors selling different stuff. With the onset of the spring season w...
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Gunmen barge into cop’s house, car set ablaze
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: Unidentified gunmen barged into a cop’s house in central Kashmir's Budgam district and set a car, belonging to one of his relatives, on fire, police said today. Mohammed Subhan Bhat, who works in the Baramulla District Jail, was not present in his house in Chadoora area of the district when the incident took place late last night. The gunmen took away a vehicle belonging to Bhat's nephew and later burnt it, a police official ...
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Govt has not learnt lessons from Patankot attack: Par panel
NEW DELHI, Mar 26(Agencies): The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has said that the Central Government has “not learnt any lesson from the Pathankot attack” and recommended that there remains an urgent need to further strengthen the Security network in the country. The Committee headed by former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram which also comprises Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), Derek O’ Brien (Trinamool), Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Con...
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Aadhar eKYC verification for existing mobile subscribers soon
NEW DELHI, Mar 26(Agencies): All existing subscribers of mobile services will have to go for Aadhaar-based re-verification soon, with the government instructing telecom operators to initiate the process. Cellular operators' body COAI said its members may meet this week to discuss the modalities of rolling out the verification process for the existing one billion-plus mobile phone users. "All licensees shall re-verify all existing mobile subscr...
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Govt to release pending liabilities of workers by Mar 31: Drabu
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: As summer capital Srinagar is witnessing protests by government’s workers and contractors for releasing their wages, the state finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu Sunday said that the liabilities of all the agitating workers would be released by the month end. While talking to a Srinagar based news agency KNS, the Finance Minister said that the liabilities of many workers had already been cleared. “By March 31, we will release t...
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I’ll not get scared, says Maulana Dehlavi
‘Only concerned about PSO’s health’
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Mar 26: Asserting that he will not deter from condemning Pakistan sponsored terrorism, Maulana Syed Athar Dehlavi, a Delhi-based Muslim cleric whose Personal Security Officer (PSO) was attacked by terrorists late last night on Sunday, said that he would not succumb to such incidents. Athar said that he had been working on ground level in Kashmir for past 27 years and that his act of propagating peace in the valley had even instigated...
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Artificial Ice-Stupa in Leh listed in Guinness Book of World Records
LEH, Mar 26(Agencies): An artificial Ice-Stupa, an innovative method to conserve winter waste water as an alternate solution to the scarcity of water during spring, made its name into Guinness Book of World Records. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche presided over the recording function of the Ice-Stupa while Dr Ulrike Scharf of Germany, Bavarian State Minister for Environment and Consumer Protection and Hill Council Chairman Dr Sonam Dawa and ...
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Govt may table GST bills in Parliament today
NEW DELHI, Mar 26(Agencies): The government is likely to table supplementary goods and services tax legislations in Parliament tomorrow. Sources said C-GST, I-GST, UT-GST and the compensation law are likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha tomorrow and could be taken up for discussion as early as March 28. Also, amendments to the excise and Customs Act to abolish various cess as well as furnishing Bills for exports and imports under the new G...
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People have no expectations from PDP now: GA Mir
SRINAGAR, Mar 26: Stating that ruling dispensation led by PDP has lost the people’s trust in true sense, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President GA Mir has urged upon the people defeat the divisive & politics of exploitation on the part of ruling dispensation, which has miserably failed on all fronts. He blamed PDP for mass discontent and alienation among the people. GA Mir who is joint candidate of INC NC while addressing election m...
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PCJ seeks pension for journalists; writes to CM
JAMMU, Mar 25: Taking initiative for the cause of working and accredited journalists, the Press Club of Jammu has sought pension for the journalists of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and in this connection written a letter to the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti. The letter has been written by Ashwani Kumar, President, Press Club of Jammu wherein he has highlighted the pitiable condition of low paid journalists particularly print media. Apprisi...
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7 yrs on Jammu failed to get its Postal Training Institute
Prime Minister Office not bothered by J&K Postal Deptt
Arif Munshi
KISHTWAR, Jan 26: It is a matter of great concern that PMO is the biggest office in India but overstayed officers of the Postal Deptt , J&K Circle did not bother for that. Reports said that a complaint was filed by an applicant to Prime Ministers Grievance Cell with subject as “Delay in setting up Postal Training Institute in Jammu and in justice done with Jammu based employees serving in the trouble torn part of Kashmir Valley. The said co...
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Mehbooba directs expediting works on River Chenab, undertaking plantation drive
JAMMU, Mar 24: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Akhnoor and Jorian and took an on the spot review of the pace of work on the flood protection works on Chenab river. The Chief Minister visited the villages of Sangrampora, Mairra and Gair to personally inspect the bunds and other protection structures being raised on the banks of Chenab River. Mehbooba Mufti, on the occasion, was informed that these flood protection works form part o...
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Govt allots over 160 kanals of land to Ramdev’s Patanjali
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: State Government has transferred over 160 kanals land to Ramdeve’s Patanjali at Vijaypur in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Friday. "Over 160 kanals of land was yesterday allotted to Patanjali to set up its unit in the state," sources here today said. Sources said that the land transfer case was pending at Civil Secretariat for the last two months following some legal formalities. The formal orders...
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Fresh strictures on 'Vyapam'
Fresh strictures passed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) against the Madhya Pradesh government speak of the deep involvement of the politicians in the Vyapam scandal that rocked the state last year. The opposition demand seeking resignation of the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan does not appear to be unjustified on moral grounds for his and his ministerial colleagues involvement in the scandal that has disrupted the selections o...
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The Rhetoric and the Reality
By Badri Raina
In making the choice of Yogi Adityanath as the chief executive of Uttar Pradesh in preference to more run-of-the-mill pracharaks, Narendra Modi has made a telling declaration of intent both for the general elections of 2019 and for concerning the reconstitution of the Republic generally. After all, if the record of the Central Government on "development" is anything to go by, the new dispensation in Uttar Pradesh is not likely to move mountains ...
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Mayawati's decline and fall in Uttar Pradesh is shocking
By Harihar Swarup
Is decline and fall of Mayawati also the end of a Dalit dream? Does she have it in her to rebuild the movement and the party? In last ten years, BSP has gradually declined. Her party drew a blank in 2014 Lok Sabha election. And now, the BSP plummeted to a mere 19 seats in 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly. Juxtapose that number with the 206 seats she won in 2007 to see how steep the fall has been. Back in 2007, it came with all the accumulate...
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World Sparrow Day
Dear Editor, 20th March celebrated as World Sparrow day to emphasize the need to protect these little birds, as well as their habitats.Sparrows have become scarce in modern times for a variety of reasons. The common house sparrow the one of the most ubiquitous birds around us and one of the more familiar winged companions of human beings is now disappearing. The decline of the house sparrow is an indicator of the continuous degradation of the e...
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India plans major step against terrorism, to seal IB with Pak
NEW DELHI, Mar 25 (Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is pondering over sealing the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh soon. Addressing the passing out parade of the Border Security Force Assistant Commandants at the BSF Academy in Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh, Singh said: “India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh as soon as possible. This could be India'...
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Pak to declare Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province?
LONDON, Mar 25 (Agencies): The British Parliament has passed a motion condemning Pakistan's move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth frontier, saying the region is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947. The motion was tabled on March 23 and sponsored by Conservative Party leader Bob Blackman. It stated that Pakistan by making such an announcement is implying its attempt to annex the...
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State Sr Indian Style Wrestling championship on Mar 29
JAMMU, Mar 26: J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association is going to hold J&K State Sr Indian Style Wrestling championship at Dewan Mandir Akhara Jammu on March 29. This decision was taken in a meeting held at Hotel India Pride Jammu under the chairmanship of President of Association, who is also joint Secretary J&K State Sports Council and Treasurer Indian Style Wrestling Association of India Shiv Kumar Sharma. It was decided in the meeting ...
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NEW DELHI, Mar 25 (Agencies): On a day domestic airlines decided to unitedly "ban" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying on their aircraft for assaulting an Air India officer, the government said there was no law under which such proscription can be made. Minister of State for Law, PP Chaudhary told a private television news channel that if a person commits a crime he can be punished but he cannot be prevented from flying. "There is no suc...
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