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Militants abduct, kill cop in Kulgam
ANANTNAG, Jul 21: The police man who was abducted by the militants on Friday evening from his home in Motalhama village of southern Kulgam district was on Saturday found dead in Quimoo area of the district. Saleem Ahmad Shah was abducted by a group of militants while he was returning from fishing in a nearby pond in his native village. After his abduction, though the police had launched a major hunt to locate the militants involved in his abdu...
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Talks with Pak, Hurriyat inevitable for peace in J&K: Akhtar
PDP welcomes Farooq’s statement in Parliament
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday welcomed the statement made by Dr Farooq Abdullah in parliament. PDP hoped that the party hopes NC president sticks to what he has said this time about the resolution of Kashmir issue. In a statement, former minister and senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar said PDP welcomes Dr Farooq’s change of heart and the party hopes that it would not be a mere poll gimmick by the NC President. “We h...
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Militants attack CRPF party in Anantnag, gunshots heard
ANANTNAG, July 21: Militants on Saturday attacked a party of CRPF personnel near Bumzoo village of Mattan in Anantnag district. However, there was no loss of life or injuries reported in the attack. Police officials said that the militants fired upon a CRPF party near Bumzoo on busy Khanabal-Pahalgam road. The attack, the officials said was repulsed by the forces after which the militants fled from the spot. After the attack, huge contingents ...
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‘Chakka Jam’ leaves fruit growers, dealers worried
MLA urges Governor to intervene, fulfill demands of businessmen
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: The ‘chakka Jam’ by truckers amidst the season of exporting the fruits and other things outside the Valley has left thousands of growers worried, saying the fruits have started rotting in fruit Mandis. The call for the Chakka Jam was given by All India Motor Transport Congress (AITMC) to press the government over their demands including reduction in petrol price. The ‘Chakka Jam’ call was also supported by Jammu and Kashmir t...
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Shutdown in Beerwah on 1st death anniversary of a local youth
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: A shutdown was today observed in Beerwah on the first death anniversary of a local youth who was killed by army on this day last year. Last year, army soldiers from 53 Rashtriya Rifles allegedly opened fire to disperse protesters in Beerwah that resulted in the death of a local youth Tanvir Ahmed Pala resident of Arwah village of the Budgam district. Reports said shops and other business establishments remained shut while ske...
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BJP to Mehbooba
Not NIA, your own people are busy in destroying PDP
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: A day after former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that New Delhi was threatening her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislators to leave the party or face NIA, the BJP Saturday said there was no need to use NIA for breaking the PDP as “their own people were busy in destroying the party”. Mehbooba should understand that before blaming others she should set things right in her own party. “Your own people are busy in destr...
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‘Prohibiting TV channels not within J&K govt’s purview’
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: The state government today distanced itself from banning of dozens of Islamic and Pakistani television channels in Kashmir. In a statement an official spokesman said banning of such channels is not within the purview of J&K government but that of information and broadcasting ministry. After the banning of the channels recently, the cable operators had threatened to suspend their operations completely if the order, issued by r...
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Protest by visually impaired against alleged embezzlement
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: A group of visually impaired today accused authorities of fraudulently embezzling ‘blind and brail kits’ meant for the sightless and then refused to have carried any registration process in this direction. Taking potshots at what they termed ‘bunch of thieves’ for not even sparing specially disabled from cheating, the protesters including some females appeared at Press enclave here this afternoon and held protest demanding pro...
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Polish couple celebrates wedding reception on Jehlum bank
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: Mesmerised by the beauty of Kashmir, a Polish couple hosted their wedding reception at the banks of river Jhelum according to the traditions of the Valley. The bride and the groom -- Bata and Wlodek -- were dressed in the traditional wedding attire for the function. "We were inspired by the culture and the cuisine of the Valley," they said. The arrangements for the reception were facilitated by a Kashmiri family the couple wa...
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Kathua minor rape, murder case
Dog ‘sniffed out’ accused house, SHO tells court
PATHANKOT, Jul 21 (Agencies): A sniffer dog, after examining the spot from where the body of the eight-year-old victim of the Kathua rape and murder case was recovered, had gone and sat in front of an house adjoining the residence of one of the accused, a policeman has told the court. From the spot the dog went towards Basti Rasana and “sat on the ground just in front of the house adjoining the residence of Sanji Ram,” the alleged mastermind o...
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2 B’deshis nabbed from Jammu camp; released
21st batch of 1632 pilgrims leaves Jammu
2.30 lakhs pay obeisance so far
JAMMU, Jul 21: The 21st batch of Amarnath pilgrims Saturday left the base camp here for the holy cave shrine as traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was restored after remaining suspended for several hours following a landslide Friday afternoon, officials said. In the meanwhile, on the 24th day of the ongoing pilgrimage, 5,667 Yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 2,30,007 pilgrims had the darshan of the Shivling at the h...
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Wullar lake dredging
Investigate award of contract to Indo-Sino company: Omar
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: Demanding investigation into awarding dredging of Wullar lake contract to Indo-Sino company, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said this was a fit case for Governor N N Vohra to send it to Accountability Commission (AC) and State Vigilance Commission (SVC). Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said, ‘Cancelling is just one part. This is a fit case for @jandkgov...
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After 50 yrs, body of soldier found in Spiti Valley
SHIMLA, Jul 21(Agencies): A team of mountaineers stumbled upon a decayed body of a soldier and parts of the wreckage of an Indian Air Force plane which crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley 50 years ago, the leader of the team said on Saturday. The IAF's AN-12 aircraft, built by the erstwhile Soviet Union, had gone missing on February 7, 1968, after the pilot had decided to retreat while on way to Leh from Chandigarh because of inclement w...
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JKCA scam
No exemption for Farooq from personal appearance
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: The trial court has refused to grant exemption to the former Chief Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah from personal appearance in the multi-crore scam involving the J&K Cricket Association. Farooq has been arrayed as an accused in the charge sheet filed by the CBI in the case. In his orders, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, has directed that the applicant/accused be produced by the counsel fo...
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Major quake lurking beneath J&K
JAMMU, Jul 21: Probability of a major earthquake of 8 to 9 Richter scale hitting Jammu and Kashmir has increased since the pressure has been building up in the rocks due to the continuous collision of the tectonic plates. Though it is not possible to predict the epicentre of the earthquake or its exact magnitude because such technology has not been developed, geologists say that the entire Himalayan belt has fault lines which have been building...
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> Rajouri police arrests man with fake currency
> Jawan commits suicide on LOC in Khour
> Rahul Gandhi writes to Shah Faesal
> Landslide hits V’devi new track, closed
Rolling stone kills labourer
SRINAGAR, Jul 21: A rolling stone at a stone-quarry at Pattarmulla Kondbal area of Bandipora district claimed the life of a labourer on Saturday morning. Police identified the deceased as Bashir Ahmed Malla of Kondbal Mansbal. “A massive rolling stone fall on the labourer that killed him on spot,” said a police official adding that a case was registered in this regard....
> Defence lawyer in Kathua case as AAG unacceptable: Tarigami
> 7351 pilgrims pay obeisance
> Road accident claim more than dozen lives in 3 weeks
> Non-functioning of hospital lifts; JKGGC seeks report
> Omar grieved over Siyarh Baba deaths
Struggle between democracy and fascism in India
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
The act of attacking, thrashing and man-handling Swami Agnivesh, a well-known 80-year old monk and a peace activist, in Jharkhand does not only signify the new low in the socio-political discourse that is pushing the country to deeper levels of intolerance and culture of lynch mobs. It reflects the struggle between rationality and irrationality, between civility and barbarity and between democracy and fascism. The episode is shocking for many r...
> Cattle smuggling in J&K
> High-inflation worries
> SC on waste management
> India's net neutrality
> Tragic mishap in Reasi
It is not just patriarchy ….Misogyny …. Atrocity ….. It is more than that !
By Sheshu Babu
"Gory incidents like fathers raping their child have also come to light. For eight years, a girl from Anjala in Punjab said her father raped her. The 21- year old broke her silence after watching TV coverage of Mumbai rape incest case. The girl's father Ashok Taneja was later arrested. In an article, Annie Giwen describes how girls are beaten even when they are raped by fathers (An Indian teen raped by her father. Village elders had her whipped,...
> Swami Agnivesh faces attempt of mob lynching - By Ravi Nitesh
> 'Fake News' is turning India into 'lynchocracy' - By Syed Ali Mujtaba
> Kumaraswamy's Act of Giving..! - By Robert Clements
> Rethinking India: Need for thinking Indians - By Shariq Us Sabah
> Noting the spokesperson-minister's remarks - By Ali Ahmed
It's Not (Quite) As Bad As It Seems
By Gwynne Dyer
In a particularly bad week for wrecking behaviour, Donald Trump trashed the NATO summit, declared the European Union a "foe", undermined Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to get a 'soft' Brexit for Britain, sucked up to the Russians and betrayed his own intelligence services. But his actions made it clear that the NATO alliance is of limited relevance and that a new military confrontation with the Russians would be pointless folly. He didn'...
> Resort to mobocracy to checkmate tribal resistance - By Arun Srivastava
> Lenin and the Myths -a 'Tajik' tale - By Atindriyo Chakraborty
> Labour issues will play a key role in Monsoon session of Parliament - By Nitya Chakraborty
> Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan': Warning or blunder? - By Satish Misra
> Congress in Kerala scores a self-goal - By P. Sreekumaran
New rupees 100 currency-note issued
Dear Editor Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced new-designed rupees-100 currency-notes under new series of smaller-sized currency-notes in different denominations being issued in phases with smaller-sized currency-notes of rupees-20 denomination in new design yet to be issued. Gradual issue of new-designed smaller-sized notes in different denominations in a phased manner at intervals requires frequent changes in ATMs, which costs heavily ...
> Rainfall problem
> Justified demand of renaming Allahabad as Prayag
> Classic example of misuse of RTI Act on not getting admission at College of Art
> Logic of postal-orders
> Tobacco companies in SC against tightening pictorial-warnings on cigarette-packs
Lynchings will increase with rise in Modi's popularity, warns Meghwal
JAIPUR, July 21 (Agencies): Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has warned that more incidents of mob lynching will happen with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The minister said this while referring to the alleged lynching of a 28-year-old man by a violent mob in Rajasthan's Alwar district over suspicion of cow smuggling on Friday night. Meghwal, who is the Union Minister of State in Ministry of Water Resources, also assume...
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> 2 suspects arrested, autopsy report awaited
> Former BJP leader Chandan Mitra joins TMC: Mamata
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> 19-yr old given death sentence for raping 7-month old under Rajasthan's tough new law
US raises concern over LeT proxies contesting Pak polls
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Agencies): America has conveyed its concern to Islamabad, even as the European Union urged Pakistan to ensure "safe and secure conditions" for the polls. "We have repeatedly expressed our concerns to the Pakistani government about LeT, including the participation of LeT-affiliated individuals in the elections," the US State Department said in a statement, according to the Dawn newspaper. The State Department noted that the...
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> Terror outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen extends support to Imran Khan's PTI
> Islamabad High Court rejects bail plea of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam
> Kulbhushan Jadhav Case; Pak to file counter-memorial
> China building 8 submarines for Pak to counter Indian Navy
Wadiye Kashmir thrash Manhas Cricket Club by 5 wkts
DODA, Jul 21 Wadiye Kashmir script convincing win against Manhas Cricket Club (MCC) by 05 wickets in the ongoing All India 14th Gufran Memorial T20 Cricket Championship 2018 being played at Sports Stadium Doda, here today. The tournament is being organized by Young Star Cricket Club Doda and sponsored by 10 Rashtriya Rifles Unit Doda and J&K Bank. Earlier, batting first after winning the toss, MCC made 163 runs in alloted 20 overs for the loss...
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> Awesome performance, say senior Maharaj and Kiran More
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> RCC drubs YCC Ghat by 07 wickets in 14th Gufran Tourney
Rahul responds to PM, says will tackle Modi's hate with love
NEW DELHI: A day after surprising the whole country by giving an unexpected hug to the Prime Minister, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that he would tackle Narendra Modi's "hate and fear" with ''love and compassion''. The Congress chief took to Twitter and tweeted, ''The point of Friday's debate in Parliament...Prime Minister uses hate, fear and anger in the hearts of some of our people to build his narrative. We are going to p...
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> Army lost 106 personnel, including 8 officers, in battle casualties in 2017
> Lok Sabha to take up discussion on no-trust vote against Modi Govt on Friday, Rajya Sabha on Monday
> Rahul to BJP on row over 'party of Muslim' remark
> GST generating revenue, leading to improvement in ease of doing business: Goyal
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