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3 BSF jawans among injured
Minor among 5 civilians killed; over 30 injured in Pak shelling
Over 50,000 migrate from border areas in Jammu, Samba, Kathua # Schools continue to remain closed # 50 posts along 195 kms IB affected
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 23: Five civilians, including ten-year old boy, were killed while over thirty others, including three BSF jawans, were injured as Pakistani Rangers for the ninth consecutive day shelled five sectors targetting border posts and the villages on the International Border (IB) in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts on Wednesday. Two civilians each were killed in Ramgarh sector of Samba district and R S Pura sector of Jammu district while on...
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Army officer awarded for using human shield detained from hotel with girl
Hotel staff got suspicious, refused to give Major Gogoi room
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, May 23: A serving Rashtriya Rifles (RR) major and Army Chief’s Commendation Card winner, Major Leetul Gogoi was detained by the police along with a local girl under suspicious circumstances from a hotel at Dalgate area today. An official informed that Gogoi who had advance booking for the night at Mamta Hotel entered into verbal scuffle with hotel staff which restricted his entry into the hotel with a local girl. “He had booked a roo...
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TOP STORIES
Major reshuffle in administration
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, May 23: The state government Wednesday has ordered a major reshuffle in administration. Raj Kumar Misri, State Project Manager, State Rural Livelihood Mission, J&K, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Transport Department. Kuldeep Kumar Gupta, Under Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Labour and Employment D...
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‘Unprovoked ceasefire violation’
Pak Dy HC summoned over border killings
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, May 23: Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah was on Wednesday summoned and a strong protest was lodged over the killing of a seven-month-old infant in unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces in Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor in Jammu. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said it was conveyed to Shah that the “deliberate targeting” of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces using small arms and high calibre ...
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IAF chopper crash-lands in Natha Top
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU/NEW DELHI, May 23: A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force crash-landed in Natha Top near Patni Top, 120 kilometers from here in Jammu and Kashmir soon after it took off on a routine sortie this morning, official sources said here. The two passengers and two crew members on board the military chopper were safe, they said. The helicopter was on a routine sortie from Jammu when it crash-landed at the Natha Top helipad around 9.50 AM, t...
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Kishanganga project in Kashmir
No agreement with Pak on resolving IWT dispute: WB
WASHINGTON, May 23(Agencies): The World Bank has said it failed to arrive at an agreement with a visiting Pakistani delegation on a way forward to address Islamabad’s concerns regarding the Indus Waters Treaty with India. Over the past two days, a high-powered Pakistani delegation led by Attorney General, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met with Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank Chief Executive Officer, and the regional management for South Asia. During the ...
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Pak voices concern over civilians being used as human shields
UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (Agencies): Pakistan has said the civilians are being used as human shields in "occupied territories" instead of getting protection, an apparent reference to a 2017 incident of a man being used as a "human shield" by an Indian Army Major Letul Gogoi against alleged stone-pelters in Kashmir. Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi speaking at a UN Security Council open debate on Protection o...
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Grenade blast in Bijbehara 4 women among 11 injured
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, May 23: At least eleven persons including four women were wounded in a grenade blast in Bijbehara township of southern Anantnag district Wednesday. The unidentified persons at around 12 pm hurled a grenade towards a forces' vehicle near Goriwan Chowk on old Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The grenade, local sources and officials said, missed the target and exploded on roadside with a big bang. In the grenade explosion, at least ele...
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OTHER STORIES
JCRB flyover construction remains suspended
Work shall be resumed soon, officials
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, May 23: Construction work on the second Phase of Jehangir Chowk to Rambagh flyover continues to remain suspended since the past two days owing to the strike by the labourers. The officials at Economic Reconstruction Agency, under which the project is being constructed, revealed that the efforts were bring made towards resuming the construction work of JCRB flyover as soon as possible. According to the officials, the construction wor...
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Mehbooba anguished over border situation
Calls for immediate cessation of hostilities
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Expressing grave concern over the painful and distressing situation prevailing along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of latest spate of killings in cross-border shelling, chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today called for immediate cessation of hostilities to safeguard the lives and properties of the hapless people caught in the deadly crossfire. “It is the life and property and sense of security of the people of J&K...
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Cop flees with rifle
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 23: A policeman fled with a rifle in Rafiabad area. Giving details, police said that the cop was posted on residential guard duty with a BJP leader. The cop was identified as Waseem Ahmad and fled with the rifle of another police constable Dilshad Ahmad. He was posted on guard duty with Mohd Maqbool War alias Maqbool Vakil. Meanwhile, police in a statement said, "It is learnt that one SPO namely Waseem Ahmed resident of Shatloo...
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Mehbooba appeals women to play their role in promoting peace, prosperity
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 23: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed women of the state to play their role in promoting peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a gathering of women employees here today, the chief minister said women have been the worst victims of situational uncertainties and they should play their role to promote peace process in the state. “As mothers, wives, daughters or sisters, women in the State have suffered hug...
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Dineshwar Sharma calls on Guv, CM; discusses Ramzan ceasefire
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 23: The Centre’s Special Representative for dialogue in Jammu & Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma called on Governor N N Vohra and the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here Wednesday evening. At Raj Bhawan, Governor and Sharma held extensive discussions regarding the crucial importance of maintaining peace and normalcy in the state; the announcement of unilateral ceasefire on the eve of Ramzan; the recurring cease fire violations from across...
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CM directs payment of 7th PC arrears in one go to pensioners
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, May 23: Giving a major relief to senior citizens in the State, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today directed paying of 7th Pay Commission arrears to pensioners above the age of 80 years in just one instalment. The humanitarian step of the Chief Minister is expected to benefit a large number of old aged pensioners. Recently a number of senior citizen pensioners had requested the Chief Minister for payment of 7th Pay Commission arrears ...
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Nurse found murdered in SMVDN Super-speciality lab
REASI, May 23: A 23-year-old nurse was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the cath lab of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital at Kakryal near Katra in Reasi district on Wednesday while the prime suspect, a critical care assistant in the hospital, too was found injured nearby. The suspect, who had tried to cut his wrist, was shifted to hospital and the police was questioning him. The deceased was identified as...
> Naidu visiting Jammu on May 28
> Ceasefire violation in RS Pura
> 9 injured in road accident at Doda
> 4 KAS officers shifted
> Kathua Tense: 15 injured in clashes as protestors clash with police
 
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Army initiates action against officer guilty of giving grenades to subordinate
SRINAGAR, May 23: The army has initiated action against one of its officers found guilty of handing over grenades to his subordinate arrested at Srinagar’s Sheikh-ul-Alam International airport before he could board Delhi bound flight to deliver the ammo last year. According to the report published in a national newspaper, the disciplinary action was taken against the accused officer after a Court of Inquiry found him guilty of giving two live g...
> It reflects horrid mentality behind Kathua rape: CM
> Right time for Guv to take over J&K: Farooq
> Ceasefire half-hearted measure from India: Salahuddin
> PM’s visit to Kashmir a welcome step: Sharma
> Guilty to be punished: BJP
 
 
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Violence in TN
The killing of 9 people during anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin is an ugly reflection of brutal power exercised by the state government to protect the interests of the big multi-national companies at the cost of public health and environmental concerns. Thousands of residents had been protesting for 100 days against Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelting plant and its reported expansion but the state government responded with crimina...
> Checking electoral mal-practices
> Mixed signals
> Deaths in border clashes
> Truce comes calling. What next? - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> SC directive on floor test
 
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Indian cities need to be saved from pollution
By Sudhansu R Das
According to Union Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MOEFCC), a total 1080101 trees have been cut down in 15 states between 2013 and 2016. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana account for over 55% of the depletion of the tree cover. Most of the trees have disappeared from urban areas only. The World Health Organisation has placed India's fourteen cities among the top polluted cities in the world. Kanpur, Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, P...
> Fooled by the Bottle..! - By Robert Clements
> Lies, Mr Prime Minister! - By Ram Puniyani
> Jinnah's importance - By Kuldip Nayar
> Small Bad Deeds..! - By Robert Clements
> Confrontation with Pakistan - By A.G. Noorani
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
The flawed discourse of imposing religion on terror
By Humra Quraishi
No religion on earth sanctions killings or destruction. As the well -known sociologist Professor Imtiaz Ahmad stressed, "The term Islamic terrorists is a misnomer and should be avoided, as it is used by vested political interests in India to drive a wedge between Hindus and Muslims." The ongoing disasters in the West Bank are much too painful to even express in words or volumes. Haunting are those scenes of human disasters. At first I co...
> U.S. Left brace up in a big way for mid-term elections in November - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Banks penalized, big fraudsters at large - By Nantoo Banerjee
> Italy: The enemy of my enemy is my friend - By Gwynne Dyer
> BJP seeks to take India towards a one-party state - By S. Sethuraman
> Towards an understanding of martyrdom in Kashmir - By Arup Kumar Sen
 
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Junk food is bad
Dear Editor, It is a fact that living a healthy life is easier said than done, especially when it comes to food. Sooner or later, we all have to pay for the kind of food we eat. Obesity among children due to rampant consumption of junk food has reached epidemic proportions. While underweight continues to be a crucial problem in terms of burden of disease in developing countries, obesity is fast catching up and can hardly be ignored. Today the...
> Petrol GST mockery avoidable burden
> SC should announce reserved verdicts in time-bound period
> Save Water
> BJP-appointed Karnataka Governor follows unholy tradition started by Congress-appointed Governors
> Karnataka results in next general elections
 
 
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Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM, Parameshwara deputy CM
Bengaluru, May 23 (Agencies): A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy was sworn-in on Wednesday in Karnataka at a ceremony attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders and chief ministers. Kumaraswamy, the third son of JD(S) supremo and former PM HD Deve Gowda, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at 4:30 pm in front of the Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the government in Bengaluru. A huge ...
> JDU leader Pragati Mehta’s wife commits suicide, no note found
> India behind Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China in healthcare, marginally ahead of Pakistan
> Nipah virus: AIIMS team camps in Kerala, Health Minister calls for calm
> Mercury soars in Delhi, IMD warns of heatwave conditions
> Anti-Sterlite protests On second day of violence, police firing kills one
 
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Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar: Amnesty
MYANMAR, May 23 (Agencies): This man does a somersault on an elephant and it will give `Baahubali` Prabhas jitters-Watch viral video Deepika Padukone`s sister Anisha sends a meme to describe her sibling`s behaviour at home and in public Khesari Lal Yadav turns singer for `brother` Nirahua, lends voice to song in Bhojpuri film Border Army Major, who tied a Kashmir man to the bonnet of his vehicle in 2017, detained with woman in Srinagar hotel Mon...
> ‘India trying to block water supply to Pak’
> Pakistan minister says tanks, missiles alone can't save country if it's not strong economically
> Mining reports on Arunachal Pradesh border groundless: China
> Modi meets Vladimir Putin in Sochi, hails Indo-Russian friendship
> Pak opposes inauguration of Kishanganga Project, says it violates IWT
 
 
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Pak players will continue to wear same new designed sweater in the matches against England
Mumbai, May 23: Members of the Pakistan cricket team will continue to wear the same designed sweaters they wore in the recently played only Test against Ireland. The first Test between England and Pakistan begins at Lord's on Thursday. Former Pakistani captain Wasim Akram had questioned the absence of green stripe from players' sweaters. Traditionally the Test sweaters worn by Pakistan cricketers have a green stripe running along the nec...
> Attacker on Jadeja's wife suspended : There was no pressure from Indian all-rounder for action, insists superintendent of Police
> Zonal Kabaddi, Kho- Kho, Volleyball tournament commences
> J&K team selected for North India Bench Press championship
> Bhatia Club wins over Raja Warriors Cricket Club by 13 runs
> Akhnoor, Jammu boys share Kabaddi titles
 
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Akhilesh’s SP earned the most in 2016-17 32 parties earned over Rs 321 crore
LUCKNOW, May 23 (Agencies): In 2014, the Election Commission of India (ECI), had directed all political parties to submit details of their audited reports of funding to the Commission. As per the analysis of these audit reports submitted to the Election Commission, the total income of all 32 regional parties for the year 2016-17 was Rs 321.03 crore. The reports have been analysed by the Association for Democratic Reforms. As per the analysis, th...
> F-16 production can make India fighter jet export hub: Lockheed
> India test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Odisha coast
> Gadkari says corrupt road contractors will be bulldozed, sparks row
> IMD predicts monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of schedule
> HAL ready to supply 40 more Sukhoi Su 30-MKI fighters to IAF
 
 
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