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No congregational Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid
Restrictions paralyse life in Srinagar parts
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR Oct 20: Restrictions were imposed on the movement of people and vehicles in different areas of Srinagar city falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations today. Officials said the restrictions were imposed in view of a call by separatists for protests after Friday prayers against the increasing braid chopping incidents in Kashmir. Restrictions were imposed in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kr...
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Separatists call for shutdown, civil curfew today against braid chopping
Restrictions in Srinagar, KU postpones exams
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today called for a complete shutdown and “civil curfew” tomorrow in protest against increasing braid chopping incidents. After the shutdown call, the authorities decided to impose restrictions in several parts of Srinagar tomorrow. The separatist leadership called for protests against the unabated braid-cutting incidents. They said th...
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Mentally challenged person thrashed in Sopore: Police
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: A mentally challenged person was mistaken as braid chopper and severely thrashed in Sopore. Police said the mob tried to burn him alive but was rescued by cops. Giving details a police spokesman said cops got information that a mob had got hold of an alleged braid chopper in fruit Mandi area. Immediately a police party rushed to spot and found that a mob was beating one person ruthlessly. “The miscreants had also burnt hay and...
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Braid chopping incidents
Akhtar urges people to desist from 'frenzied behaviour'
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Works minister Naeem Akhtar today cautioned people against demonstrating collective frenzied behaviour in the wake of the mass hysteria around braid-chopping. Expressing his anguish at the latest incident in which a mentally challenged person was wickedly assaulted in Sopore by accusing him to be a braid chopper, the minister said,” Whether braid chopping is real or hysterical, physical or psychological, one thing has become c...
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115 FIRs in braid chopping cases: IGP
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Muneer Ahmad Khan today said total of 115 cases have been registered against braid chopping in Kashmir so far with two dismissed as ‘not admitted’. Refuting separatist’s and others assertions that security forces are behind braid chopping incidents, he said police investigated things in that perspective as well but could not find any relevance at all. “So far 115 cases against...
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Grenade lobbed at PDP MLA’s house
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Unidentified militants today hurled a grenade at the residence of ruling PDP MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah in the Pulwama district but it exploded in the compound without causing any damage, the police said. The militants hurled the grenade on Shah’s residence in Tral this afternoon. The grenade exploded in the compound of the MLA without causing any damage, a police official said. Shah was not present at the house when the incident ...
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Land grabbing halts KU Campus expansion
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Oct 20: The occupation of a huge chunk of land at high ground in Anantnag is proving to be major hurdle in the expansion of the south campus of Kashmir University. The campus for the students of southern region was established in 2004 during PDP-Congress regime after the army vacated over 400 kanals of land in the area. Later in 2015 after the formation of PDP-BJP government the former chief minister late Mufti Mohammad Syed repeate...
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Missing porter
Case registered against army, BSF in Rajouri
TAZEEM MALIK
RAJOURI, Oct 20: Rajouri police has registered a case against the army and Border Security Force (BSF) in a case of “missing of a civilian, working as porter with an army unit in Rajouri district, in suspicious circumstances. Safeer Ahmed Khan resident of Pathanteer in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district was working with 2 Sikh LI unit, manning Keri sector in Poonch district. In the month of August, he allegedly went missing from the area and si...
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OTHER STORIES
`Unlike Cong, BJP does not interfere in EC working’
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 20: Union Minister of State in PMO and BJP election co-incharge for Gujarat Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that unlike the Congress, the BJP government does not interfere in the working of Election Commission. He was responding to media queries about the allegations made by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and other Congress leaders that the Modi government was influencing the Election Commission to delay the dates of Gujara...
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Not freedom struggle but mercenary movement on in Kashmir: Jitendra
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 20: Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh Friday said that there was no “such thing like freedom struggle in Kashmir it was just a manufactured struggle and a mercenary movement that graduated into an industry.” Singh, who is also Minister of State (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region, was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here today. He said the youths in the valley had now under...
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Solicitor General resigns
NEW DELHI, Oct 20 (Agencies): Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, who was appointed as the Solicitor General of India by the NDA Government on June 7, 2014, today resigned from office citing “personal reasons,” Kumar, who held the post of country’s second highest law officer for over three years, has represented the Centre in the Apex Court in crucial cases including the pleas against demonetisation and rising pollution. He is the second law officer...
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Kashmir scholar’s book goes to International Book Fair
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: Valley’s renowned author and Dean School of Humanities, Cluster University, Dr Nasreen Malik’s book ‘Elements of Noting and Drafting’ has been selected for Indonesia International Book Fair 2017 held from September 6 to 10. Pertinent to mention here that Dr Nasreen Malik who was Principal Baghi Dilawar Khan has been appointed as Dean School of Humanities, Cluster University by the government recently. ‘Elements of Noting and ...
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JK Bank adopts Home for specially abled children at Rotary Inner Wheel Narwal: Chairman
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMu, Oct 20: Parvez Ahmed, Chairman and CEO, J&K Bank has celebrated Diwali with the inmates of Rotary Inner Wheel- a home for mentally challenged children at Narwal in presence of Bharti Vaid Chairperson Police Women Welfare Association, Zainab Watali and Shafqat Watali Inspector General of Police. Parvez Ahmed took keen interest in the way children were being nurtured by the management of the home who despite having meager resources were p...
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225 birth anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh
Dr Karan Singh in Jammu to participate in celebrations
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Oct 20: Dr. Karan Singh former Union Minister, Sadar-e-Riyasat, President ICCR and MP Rajya Sabha arrived here today to attend the 225th Birth Anniversary celebrations Maharaja Gulab Singh. He was formally received by Regional Director ICCR J&K, Balwant Thakur on his arrival in Jammu. Dr. Karan Singh will preside over the grand 225th Birth Day celebrations function being organised by Maharaja Gulab Singh Memorial Trust which is being h...
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Everybody knows who is behind braid chopping incidents: NC
JAMMU, Oct 20: A day after PDP MLC Yasir Reshi held National Conference (NC) responsible for the braid chopping incidents in Kashmir, the NC legislator from Habba Kadal constituency, Shameema Firdous on Friday said that the PDP leader was mentally ill and he needed treatment. “I believe the statement made by the PPD leader is his frustration. He needs treatment at the earliest,” Firdous told. She said everybody knows who is behind these myster...
> Case filed, Rs 80,100 recovered, investigation on: BDO Pahloo
> PDP-BJP govt launches political vendetta policies: Majid Wani
> 2 books from J&K selected for international book fair
> ‘Security Refund Scam’ in BGSBU
> Ambulance driver demanded Rs 2,700 from mother of girl injured in Pak bombing
 
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Gurezi for early tendering of Bandipora-Gurez Transmission line
SRINAGAR, Oct 20: The Deputy Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the Power Development Department (PDD) to immediately issue tenders for Bandipora-Gurez transmission line and start construction work on the project so that it is completed within stipulated time frame. The instruction was given by the Deputy Speaker in a meeting of officers of PDD and Power Development Corporation (PDC) convened to re...
> Yasir Reshi is mentally disturbed: Shameema Firdous
> PDP worker killed in Shopian
> As carpet crisis looms in Kashmir, traders point to GST jolt
> Three Jawans from Kargil conquered a Ladakh’s highest peak Stok Kangri in 9 days
> Grenade hurled at CRPF
 
 
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Dengue epidemic in TN
Continuing to face the worst dengue epidemics this year, The Tamil Nadu government has adopted a very retrograde system of freely distributing a herbal solution concoction 'Nilavembu Kudineer' recommended for fevers under the ancient Siddha system of medicine. Even though there is no scientific evidence of its efficacy, alternative remedies such as papaya leaf juice for dengue and many takers during epidemic outbreak. Unfortunately, this practic...
> Mandatory Aadhaar is wrong
> Powers stopping K-resolution
> Saving child brides
> Corruption thrives, unemployment shoots up, economic growth plunges in Modi's India - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Transparency in appointments
 
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Taj Mahal as Tejo Mahal
By Subhash Gatade
While Oak's weird theories like 'Christianity and Islam being both derivatives of Hinduism' or 'Like Taj Mahal, Catholic Vatican, Kaaba, Westminster Abbey were once Hindu temples to Shiva' or 'Vatican being originally a Vedic creation called Vatika and that the Papacy was also originally a Vedic Priesthood' or his complete denial of Islamic architecture in India could not find any takers in the mainstream, in fact were rejected in academia, they...
> A part-time Chief Minister - By Kuldip Nayar
> Keeping Cool..! - By Robert Clements
> Emergency-type situation bares Modi's authoritarianism - By B.K. Chum
> The Ninety - Ten Principle..! - By Robert Clements
> Wrongful Rhetoric And Trump's Strategy on Iran - By Kathy Kelly
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
WHAT IF I WRITE
By Tajamul Hussain
If I wrote what I really want to, I'd be inviting a sea of troubles. Scribbling of their distaste will draw flak (and all the ills man can endure) from friends, enemies, bureaucrats, politicians, religious leaders and the like. Friends, enemies, and people of different ideological hues would roast me alive for trying candor and spewing lava of bitter truth. In their vindictive frenzy, guys would make certain to keep the wound green. A tirade of ...
> Why Indians may be looking for a Rahul Gandhi - By Badri Raina
> The stranger at Aligarh - Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander
> This apple season - By S Mukhtar
> Delay in announcement of poll dates for Gujarat creates controversy - By Satish Misra
> Wasting lives in 'hell-holes' of Indian jails - By Humra Quraishi
 
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Good work speak by itself
Dear Editor, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parikar had been amongst the most-admired political personality cutting across party-lines when he was Chief Minister of Goa. His simplicity, life-style of living like a common person travelling in an ordinary public-bus was comparable only to that of Tripura Chief Minister. However his linking of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) with surgical-strike carried out by Indian army is not in interest of...
> Trade-margins on medicines with price
> Exploiting youth
> Lack of medical facilities in remote areas - ESS AHMAD
> Demolition drives
> Drugs killing youth
 
 
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Congress was insecure when I had offered to help landslide victims: Modi in Kedarnath
Dehradun, Oct 20(Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at Uttarakhand's Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand where he offered prayers to Lord Shiva to whom the Kedarnath shrine is dedicated. After the prayers, Modi inaugurated the new Kedarpuri township and announced several welfare schemes. "I am happy to be in Kedarnath, a day after Diwali. Today, Gujaratis are celebrating the start of a New Year. I convey my greetings to ever...
> Ranjit Kumar resigns citing 'personal reasons'
> Six injured as bridge collapses in Himachal Pradesh
> Mega India-Russia military drill keeps China on tenterhooks
> Africa's lions, wild dogs to get more protection
> PM Narendra Modi hails move to term toilets in UP as 'izzat ghar'
 
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Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended by 30 days
Lahore, Oct 20(Agencies): A Pakistan Court on Thursday extended Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest for another 30 days. Earlier, a provincial Judicial Review Board in Pakistan summoned top officials of the government along with the details relating to the detention of Hafiz Saeed and his four aides, who were placed under house arrest in Lahore in January. The board summoned the interior and foreign secretaries over the deten...
> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit India next week
> NASA extends Dawn mission at dwarf planet Ceres
> India could benefit from military rule, think majority of Indians: Study
> CPEC not good in international law, hurts Gilgit residents: Top European think tank
> Nuclear war may break out at any time, warns North Korea
 
 
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Steps underway for promotion of sports activities in JK: Lal Singh
JAMMU, Oct 20: Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh today said that Government is committed to create adequate infrastructure for promotion of sports. Government’s quest is to upgrade all stadiums on modern lines and hold mega sports events to bring out the talent, he said at the concluding function of 6-day football tournament organized by Delhi Public School (DPS) here at Rajbagh. He appreciated Youth Services a...
> J&K athlete to run 110 kms on Oct 22
> Students win medals in International Karate Championship
> Imam ul Haq dedicates his first international MoM to his parents
> Indian coach ‘hugs’ British girl at world youth archery, suspended for life
> India thrash Japan to start Asia Cup hockey campaign with a bang
 
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500 long distance trains to run quicker from next month
New Delhi, Oct 20(Agencies): The Indian Railways will soon cut short the running time of over 500 long distance trains by up to two hours, a senior railway official said on Friday. The new timings will be updated in the November timetable of the railways, he said. Following directions from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal earlier this month, the national carrier incorporated "innovative timetabling" under which running time of popular trains will...
> Chennai's IT hub turns into huge garbage dumpyard
> Denied ration over Aadhaar-linking, Jharkhand girl dies of starvation
> VC chairs State Advisory Board for Welfare, Development of SCs meet
> 24 passengers fall ill after consuming food in Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express
> World praising India for reforms like demonetisation, GST: Jaitley
 
 
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