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Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir, mercury plunges several notches
Highway reopens for one way traffic
SRINAGAR, Dec 14: Cold wave intensified in Kashmir valley on Thursday as the maximum temperature plunged to several degrees. According to the officials at state meteorological department Srinagar recorded the lowest day temperature of this winter season on Wednesday. The spokesperson at Met department said Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday which has been the lowest maximum temperature of this season s...
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9 categories of workers to benefit from regularization process
Govt to take holistic review of SRO-202: Drabu
JAMMU, Dec 14: The significant move by the government to regularize services of daily earners languishing for nearly two decades or so, is going to benefit thousands of such appointees in around nine categories. The beneficiaries will include daily rated, casual, seasonal, HDF and Local Fund workers, NYCs, land donors, SPOs and adhoc/contractual appointees left-out under the J&K Civil Services (Special Provisions) Act-2010 for want of eligibil...
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After days of disruption, air traffic resumes
SRINAGAR, Dec 14: After witnessing disruption during morning hours for the past two days, flights operated from Srinagar international airport normally today. However, the airfare witnessed manifold jump after the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained closed for three days due to snowfall and landslides. One-way traffic was restored today on the highway and vehicles pli...
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Omar ‘trolls’ Tharoor for impressive English
NEW DELHI, Dec 14(Agencies): Cngress leader Shashi Tharoor's extensive vocabulary has often left his Twitter followers flummoxed. His lexicon has made him the butt of quite a few jokes over the years. He has a habit of impressing people by throwing up one complex word after another on the micro-blogging platform. The selection of his words often leaves everyone scratching their head and rushing to grab dictionaries. It is even said that tough ...
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Cold wave, fog grip Jammu, hit air services
JAMMU, Dec 14: The cold wave on Thursday gripped fog-hit winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir while air service also remained affected due to poor visibility. The blanket of fog early morning gripped Jammu and its peripheries thus further dipping the day temperature. Air service at Jammu airport was also hit by the fog. “Two flights since morning arrived late at the airport by 30 minutes from its scheduled time due to poor visibility,” V K Gaut...
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Teacher couple sacked on wedding day
School claims romance could affect students
SRINAGAR, Dec 14 (Agencies): A teacher couple working in a private school in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir were sacked on their wedding day with the school management claiming their "romance could adversely affect the students". Tariq Bhat and Sumaya Bashir, residents of Tral town in Pulwama, were working in Boys and Girls wings, respectively, of Pampore Muslim Educational Institute for the past several years. They alleged their servic...
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Amarnath cave shrine
NGT now says not declared ‘silence zone’
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 (Agencies): Following protests over its decision, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today said it has not declared a “silence zone” at the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that due silence has to be maintained only in front of the ice stalagmite resembling the ‘ShivaLinga’. A detailed order is still awaited. The green tribunal had yesterday de...
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Exams postponed
Restrictions in Srinagar, Anantnag today
SRINAGAR, Dec 14: The authorities have decided to impose restrictions on movement of people and vehicles in parts of Srinagar and Anantnag tomorrow. Officials said the restrictions will be a precautionary measure in view of separatist call for a public meeting in Anantnag tomorrow. Examinations by board of school education have been also postponed. Srinagar administration has decided to impose restrictions in six police station areas tomorr...
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ED notice to Geelani ‘an attempt to intimidate him’
SRINAGAR,Dec 14 :While terming the notice issued by New Delhi’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) as unjustified and politically motivated, Hurriyat Conference Thursday said move is an attempt to pressurize and intimidate Syed Ali Geelani and the resistance leadership. “The notice is a pressure tactic aimed at deterring the pro-freedom people from advocating their just cause,”said spokesman. A spokesman said, “Delhi has tried all its moves to cow...
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J&K Bank launches finance scheme for journalists
SRINAGAR, Dec 14: Jammu and Kashmir Bank today launched a finance scheme tailored for media fraternity in the state wherein a loan of up to Rs 3 lakh can be availed by journalists and employees of media houses in the state. The scheme "J-K Bank sahafat finance scheme" was launched by the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer Parvez Ahmad here. Under the scheme, the journalists, media personnel and employees of media houses and newspapers...
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Cong questions increased number of casual workers
`Number increases from 61,000 to over 1 lakh in 3 yrs’
JAMMU, Dec 14: Congress has questioned the enhanced number of daily wagers, causal and need based workers in various departments, as their number has risen from 61,011 to in year 2014 to over one lakh at present. Reacting to the announcement of the government to regularize sixty thousands (60,000) casual workers, JKPCC questioned as to how their number increased around 40,000 in the last around three years during the present regime. Chief sp...
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90th Annual General Meeting of FICCI
Come, invest & engage with J&K; Drabu tells India Inc
NEW DELHI, Dec 14: Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu today called for proactive engagement of major corporate houses from across the country with Jammu and Kashmir to channelize substantive investment to the state. “There is tremendous scope for investment in potential sectors of strength like energy, horticulture, handloom and handicrafts, biotechnology, food processing, tourism, information technology, education, skill development and spor...
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Drabu, Tassaduq Mufti visit J&K heritage pavilion
NEW DELHI, Dec 14: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu and Tassaduq Mufti, Coordinator, J&K Chief Minister’s Grievance today visited the Heritage exhibition organized by the Department of Archeology, Archives & Museums, J&K government on the sidelines of the 19th General Assembly of ICOMOS at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road here. It was for the first time that ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) General Assembly held in Ind...
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Zaira Wasim molestation case
Accused sent to judicial custody till Dec 22
Zaira’s mother didn’t want registration of complaint, Vistara tells DGCA
MUMBAI, Dec 14 (Agencies): A Mumbai court today sent the accused in Zaira Wasim molestation case to judicial custody till December 22, reports said. According to the reports, Vikas Sachdev was produced before the Dindoshi court in suburban Malad after his two-day police custody ended. The police sought his further custody, saying that the statements of passengers and the victim were yet to be recorded. However, Sachdev’s lawyer Harvinder Sing...
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State suffers setback, HC dismisses LPA against 7 employees
JAMMU, Dec 12(JNF): In a major set-back to the State, a Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur and Justice Sanjeev Kumar Tuesday dismissed an LPA of State challenging the judgment in premature retirement cases including that of Chief Engineer Prem Nath. The Division Bench after hearing AAG Rohit Kapoor for the State dismissed this LPA filed by the State against Mumtaz Hussain Bhat, Sher Singh, Girdhari Lal, Ta...
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> Specially abled students meet CM
> Focus on developing catchment areas, people while developing tourist spots: Mehbooba
2 held with Rs 13 lakhs demonetized currency in Srinagar
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Police late Monday evening arrested three persons and recovered more than Rs 13 lakhs demonetized currency. Official said that the Police Station Nigeen Srinagar during surprise naka checking at Ashai-bagh last evening apprehended three persons and recovered denominated currency of Rs 1363500 (Thirteen lakhs, sixty-three thousands and five hundreds) from them. The accused were identified as Bashir Ahmad Khan son of Mohammed S...
> Mehbooba, Omar seek strict action
> Dist headquarters get uninterrupted power supply on days CM holds public darbar
> CM visits Hazrat Shah Farid ud Din dargah in Kishtwar
> Shutdown in Pakherpora
> Madni lambasts NC
Cash inflow to J&K
The reported unofficial restrictions on cash and currency notes of higher denomination inflow into Jammu and Kashmir during the past one month is likely to have an adverse impact on the business and economy of the state. Though the Reserve Bank of India and some Public Sector Banks have refuted the reports and maintained that cash currency flow to J&K is being monitored closely and there is no shortage, the business dealings in the market are al...
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> Hindutva politics of the Sanghis and the Congress - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Long haul for Rahul to save Congress
By Amulya Ganguli
The Congress's "existential crisis", as one of the party's voluble supporters, Jairam Ramesh, said recently, is over. If the party's campaign in Gujarat (though not in Himachal Pradesh) is any indication, the 132-year-old party has regained its balance. It may not win in either state, but there is little doubt that it will give the BJP a run for its money, especially in Gujarat. What is more, the person responsible for this sign of recovery is ...
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> Scrape off the rust..! - By Robert Clements
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> The foreign hand..! - By Robert Clements
Brexit Blues
By Gwynne Dyer
Politicians never lie. Well, hardly ever. They're not into full disclosure, as a rule, but they know that if you lie, sooner or later you will be caught out, and then you are in deep trouble. So just change the subject, or answer a different question than the one you were asked, or just keep talking but saying nothing until everybody gets bored and moves on. British prime minister Theresa May had a bad day with the truth recently. She got her j...
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FRDI Bill reconsider provisions
Dear Editor, Sir, The government has introduced the ‘Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017’ (FRDI) in Parliament. The Clause 52 of the bill says that “the Corporation can cancel repayment of deposits, convert deposits into long-term bonds or equity and enforce haircuts to whoever the bank owes monies.” The FRDI bill has shaken the trust of aam aadmi as they have put their hard-earned money in banks on the implied trust and bel...
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> Erring private hospitals
> Corrective ways needed
Man who raped, stabbed Jisha 30 times, gets death
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Dec 14 (Agencies): A special court in Kerala on Thursday awarded death sentence to Muhammed Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, guilty of raping and murdering a 30-year-old Dalit law student in Kerala in 2016. The 27-year-old woman was found murdered in her house near here on April 28, 2016. Her body was discovered by her mother Rajeshwari, who worked as a casual labour. On Tuesday, Ernakulam Principal Sessions C...
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> MEA raises concern with Chinese Foreign Minister
> Afghan army woman officers get training in India to fight Taliban back home
> After days of Gujarat campaign, Rahul heads to Kerala
> She died a year ago, but name of LK Advani’s wife still figures in Gujarat voters’ list
Pak asks its High Commission to issue visas to Jadhav's family
ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (Agencies): Pakistan on Thursday directed its High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, official sources said. The directive was issued by the Foreign Ministry following its decision last week to allow Jadhav's family to meet him on December 25 in Islamabad, they said. The Foreign Office sources said that adequate security measures will be taken for comp...
> Pak court orders filing of Katasraj temple pond in a month
> Pak halts work on 3 road projects that China stopped funding
> Nepal Left alliance wins 72 seats, heading towards majority
> Stop dragging us into Gujarat polls, win on your own, Pak tells Modi
> Trump calls for calm, moderation in middle East
JU beat KU, reach semi-final of All India Vice-Chancellor’s T20 Cricket Cup 2017
JAMMU, Dec 13: University of Jammu won quarter final match and entered into the semi final. Batting first, University of Jammu scored 104 runs. Vishal Sudan scored 35 runs. Batting second, Kashmir University scored 87 runs for five wickets. Rajesh Salhotra and Dr. Dauood claimed two wickets each. Dr Dauood was adjudged man of the match. Sham Lal Sharma, Manager and Sanjeev Chadha, Assistant Manager congratulated the team. Prof Avtar Singh Jas...
> J&K State Volleyball Championship rescheduled
> Abhijeet Chib clinches gold in State Karate Championship
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> CRPF Jammu Sector organises Football tourney: Spl DG
> Jr, Master Power lifting National trials conducted
Five-judge Constitution bench to pronounce order today
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 (Agencies): A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking an interim stay on the Centre's decision directing mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various government schemes and welfare measures on Friday. In a related case, the apex court today reserved its judgement on pleas seeking interim relief against the Centre's decision on linking of Aadhaar with various scheme...
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> Rahul is sixth Cong president from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty
> 47.28% voters' turnout recorded till 4 pm in phase 1
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