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Grenade attack on SOG camp at Imam Sahib
PDP leader shot at, critically injured at Barzulla
SRINAGAR, May 24: Gunmen shot at and critically injured a PDP leader at Barzulla here this evening. Reports said the gunmen fired at Abdul Qayoom in Barzulla area. He was shifted to SMHS hospital in critical condition. Medical Superintendent SMHS Dr Nazir Chowdhary said that the leader is being operated upon at the hospital. “He has been hit by three bullets,” he said. Meanwhile, militants today targeted a police camp in Shopian district of K...
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Search operations in Pulwama end
SRINAGAR, May 24: Search operation launched by the security forces in south Kashmir ended early this morning as militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness, official sources said here. They said with the first light this morning, the security forces resumed search operation in village Hakripora Kakpora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. However, the operation was called off at 5.30 AM s as the militants managed to escape under t...
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Met predicts rainy spell from Thursday
Srinagar records season's highest temperature
SRINAGAR, May 24: While Kashmir valley has been witnessing pleasant weather for the past few days the meteorological department has predicted a rainy spell from May 25. The spokesperson at local Met office said that there was possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall at several places in valley on May 25 and 26. The officials at Met office revealed that there was a scope of western disturbance which was likely to strike the state of Jammu and ...
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2 men attempt to snatch ATM guard’s gun
SRINAGAR, May 24: Two unidentified persons today made a failed bid to snatch a rifle of a bank ATM guard in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said. The alert guard thwarted the attempt by holding on to his 12-bore rifle even after the attackers threw chilly powder in his eyes, a police official said. The incident occurred at the Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s ATM at Imam Sahib in Shopian district this afternoon, the official said. As the gu...
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GST in J&K only after debate in assembly: Akhtar
‘J&K's special position to be safeguarded’; It will lead to cheaper goods
SRINAGAR, May 24: Minister for public works and government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar today said the government is committed to preserve the special position of the State and same will be taken care of when the goods and services tax (GST) is implemented all over India. The minister said that the government will bring a special bill in the assembly and there will be a comprehensive debate on it by lawmakers regarding imposition of the GST. He s...
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CM meets Guv
SRINAGAR, May 24: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Chief minister and the Governor had wide ranging discussions which focused on the maintenance of law and order and internal security, effective and accountable functioning of the public delivery organizations and timely implementation of important state and central development schemes and projects. Governor particularly discussed with Mehbooba...
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SIT to trace out missing constable
SRINAGAR, May 24: Inspector General of Police Kashmir has issued the direction for constituting of a special investigation team to trace out a missing constable. Following the directions, SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail Parry constituted a special investigation team headed by SDPO, Shaheed Gunj, Amrit Pal to expedite the tracing of missing constable. Constable Sameer Ji Kumar had gone missing from his duties on May 14. Subsequently, a missing repo...
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Alert in Kathua border area
JAMMU, May 24: An alert has been sounded in the border belt of Kathua district following reports about sighting of three armed men moving in suspicious manner in the area. Police said, the BSF and the police have been put on high alert and security has been enhanced after the movement of the suspicious men was reported yesterday in Bobiyan area in Hiranagar sector of the International Border. The security forces carried out a cordon-and-search...
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Firing on LoC in Poonch
JAMMU, May 24: Army today opened speculative fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar Tehsil of Poonch district. Official reports said that following some suspicious movement along the LoC in Lanjoit forward area of Mendhar sector, army jawans fired 8-10 rounds at 6.15 AM, this morning. However, there was no retaliation from other side but the border was tense for the last few days....
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Pak's claim of destroying Indian Army posts fake: Sources
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Indian Army sources on Wednesday said the Pakistan armed forces claim that they had destroyed Indian Army posts in Jammu and Kashmir in retaliatory firing is fake. The sources said all Indian Army border posts have walls thick enough to withhold fire of recoilless gun. Rejecting the Pakistan Army's video showing damage being caused to Indian border posts, the army sources further stated that the impact of an IED b...
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Vyas calls on Jitendra, discusses law, order situation
NEW DELHI, May 24: The recently appointed Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir B B Vyas, currently on his maiden visit to the union capital after taking over his present assignment, called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed wide range of state issues, including those related to law a...
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IAF denies airspace violation by Pak in Siachen
ISLAMABAD, May 24 (Agencies): The Indian Air Force (IAF) denied Pak media reports that Pakistani fighter jets flew near the Siachen Glacier today. The IAF said there was no violation of India’s air space. Pak channel Samaa TV had reported Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets made flights near Siachen Glacier this morning. Quoting sources, the report said all of PAF’s forward operating bases were made fully operational. Mirage jets of PAF wer...
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ATM School Vice-Principal found dead in Jammu
JAMMU, May 24: A Vice-Principal of AMT School Bakshi Nagar was brutally murdered at her residence in Reshamgarh Colony area here last night. Police said that a 58-year-old woman teacher was found murdered in the city's Reshamghar Colony. Identified as Anita Suri, wife of Vinod Gandotra-senior faculty at AMT School, was found dead at her residence this morning, police claimed. She was alone at her residence as her son had gone to New Delhi and ...
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Army free to take decisions in J&K: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, May 24(Agencies): In a sharp rebuff to critics of government’s handling of the Kashmir situation, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today categorically said that in a war-like zone, solutions would have to be provided only by military officers. ”Military solutions have to be provided by military officers, not by politicians,” the Defence Minister said while replying to a question at a Cabinet briefing here. He said, “In the situation pr...
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Cartoon Corner
2 under Secys transferred
JAMMU, May 24: The state government today ordered minor reshuffle in the administration. Aadil Fareed, Under Secretary to the Government PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, Finance Department. Mohammad Amin Shah, Under Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, has been transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government, P...
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IGP Kashmir seeks cooperation in fight against unlawful activities
SRINAGAR, May 23: In its endeavor to reach out to the general public and to review the working of Police, the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Munir Ahmad Khan visited North Kashmir’s today. During his visit, IGP chaired Darbar of Jawans in DPL Sopore and Police Community Partnership Group meeting at Tarzoo in the morning and in the afternoon he chaired darbar of jawans and public meeting at DPL Baramulla. IGP While chairing these da...
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Impunity with honours
Farooq Dar, the artisan who was tied to an army jeep, after he cast his vote, and used as a 'human shield' last month on polling day in Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency has a valid question: "Is dragging a person for nearly 28 km an act of bravery." The controversy re-emerged after news of the army officer indicted in the case being rewarded for valour. Major Leetul Gogoi who ordered the strapping of the man to a jeep and being paraded...
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Manchester Attacks: What price Hypocrisy?
By John Wight
The lack of a coherent anti-terrorism strategy in Washington and by extension the West, as emergency services deal with the devastating aftermath of yet another terrorist atrocity in Europe - this time a suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester, England - has been thrown into sharp relief during President Trump's tour of the Middle East. Specifically, on what planet can Iran be credibly accused of funding and supporting terrorism while S...
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Principled Realism
By Gwynne Dyer
The media mostly missed it (or chose to ignore it as a piece of meaningless rhetoric), but Donald Trump proclaimed a new doctrine in his speech to the assembled leaders of the Muslim world in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. It goes by the name of Principled Realism, although it didn't offer much by way of either principles or realism. In practice, it mostly boiled down to a declaration of (proxy) war against Iran. After rambling on for twenty minutes a...
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Self-confession of AIMPLB
Dear Editor, It refers to funny arguments given on 16.05.2017 at Supreme Court on behalf of All India Muslim Personal Law Board-AIMPLB wherein Ram was equated with triple talaq in terms of faith. Significantly argument will be of much more importance and relevance in other case presently pending at Supreme Court in favour of Ram birth-place at Ayodhya, because AIMPLB has now confessed in judicial records that Ram is a matter of faith for majori...
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YogiOnZee: 'Problem identified, now only operation needs to be done' - Yogi hints at big breakthrough in Saharanpur clashes
LUCKNOW, May 24 (Agencies): It's a tell-all interview of a politician who is known for his bold decisions and statements. BJP's firebrand leader and UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke on a number issues during an exclusive interview with Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary. Slamming previous governments for ruining UP, Yogi Adityanath said, "Past governments have looted the state; UP lost a lot in the past 15 years." Talking about his ant...
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Ex-ISI official admits Jadhav captured from Iran
LAHORE, May 24 (Agencies): Amjad Shoaib, an ex-ISI official and a retired Lieutenant General of the Pakistan Army, has acknowledged India's claim that Kulbhushan Jadhav was captured from Iran. This revelation by an ex-ISI official is damaging for Pakistan and shows the real face of that country's armed forces establishment, the civilian government and the ISI who have connived to tarnish the image of India globally. This negates Pakistan's cla...
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Gopi of Punjab lifts Mari Kambal Danga title
JAMMU, May 24: Wrestler Gopi of Ludhiana in Punjab lifted the 54th Annual Mari Kambal Danga title beating wrestler Tejveer of Rohtak in Haryana in the main bout at Kambal Danga in district Reasi. This dangal was organized by Jai Peer Baba Dangal Committee, Mari Kambal Danga (Reasi) in collaboration with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association under the supervision of Shiv Kumar Sharma, president of the Association Shiv Kumar Sharma and advocate...
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I-T unearths 400 benami deals, attaches Rs 600-crore properties
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): The Income Tax Department on Wednesday said it has identified over 400 benami transactions and attached properties worth Rs 600 crore in about 240 cases. Keen to implement the new Benami Act to ensure "visible outcomes on the ground", the tax department last week set up 24 dedicated Benami Prohibition Units (BPUs) all over India. The department started initiating actions under the new Benami Transactions (Prohibit...
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