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Water level in Jehlum receding, say officials
Met predicts improvement in weather from Monday
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: As the weather across Kashmir valley showed some improvement on Sunday, the water level in river Jehlum was receding according to the officials. The officials in Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir revealed that the level of water in Jehlum at Ram Munshi Bagh here in Srinagar recorded on Sunday evening was 15 feet which was over one feet less than the level recorded on Saturday. The officials said the level of wat...
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11 arrested after attack on nomadic families: IGP
JAMMU, Apr 23: 72-hours after an unruly mob allegedly attacked nomadic Bakerwal families including women and children in Reasi district suspecting them to be cattle smugglers, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu zone on Sunday claimed to have arrested 11 miscreants in this connection so far. Addressing a press conference here today, IGP Jammu zone, Dr SD Singh Jamwal said the assailants happened to be migrants who came to Pouni from their n...
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‘Police foils Geelani’s book release function’
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Police today sealed the Hyderpora residence of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to foil the scheduled release of his book Ruh-e-Deen Ka Shanasa on Allama Iqbal. The people present in Jamia Masjid Hyderpora protested against the restrictions. In a statement, Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar strongly criticised state administration for the “unjustified police action.” Ayaz said that Geelani was to release the...
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Colleges to reopen today after a week
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: After remaining closed for nearly a week, the colleges in Kashmir Valley will reopen tomorrow. The authorities had ordered closure of all colleges after protests across Valley by the students against the large scale action by police and security forces against degree college Pulwama students. Over 50 students were injured in police action during clashes. The students were protesting against the entering of security forces veh...
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Funeral prayers for militant killed in Chadoora
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Large number of people today participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant Younis Maqbool Ganai at Patrigam in Chadoora tehsil. He was killed in an encounter with security forces at Hayatpora village of Budgam district yesterday. Another militant, said to be a foreigner, was also killed in the incident. Reports said Ganai had recently joined the militancy. People from different areas joined his funeral. Meanwhile, a...
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We protect our animals like kids: Gujjars
JAMMU, Apr 23: The Gujjar community today said they protect their animals like kids so “the cow protectors need not worry”, days after members of a nomadic family were beaten up as some people mistook them for cow smugglers in Reasi. In a programme organised here to discuss ‘tribal seasonal migration issue’, Javaid Rahi, a noted tribal researcher said, “for centuries together, we the Gujjars- protect our animals like our kids so the cow protect...
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CPI-M condemns attack on nomadic family
NEW DELHI Apr 23: The CPI-M on Sunday condemned the attack on members of a nomadic family in Jammu and Kashmir who were mistaken for cow smugglers, saying the incident may further aggravate the Kashmir problem. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury asked the Centre to prohibit cow protection committees and urged the state government to ensure action against the those guilty as per law. "We strongly condemn the incident. It will communalise ...
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Army officers discuss security threats, advocate tri-service
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (Agencies): Top army commanders have carried out a detailed analysis of Indias internal and external security threats and decided to push for modernisation of the force, besides advocating a tri-service doctrine to deal with major security challenges. At a six-day annual commanders conference, the top brass of the army also deliberated extensively on human resource policy of the force, including growing complaints against the ...
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‘Nirmal, Sat authorised to speak’
BJP men asked to desist from controversies
Accuses Oppn of hand in glove in settling Rohingyas in Jammu
JAMMU, Apr 23: Following controversial remarks by a minister which put coalition partners PDP and BJP at loggerheads, BJP has asked its leaders and ministers to desist from speaking on controversial issues. This advisory was given to the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP by its national general secretary Ram Madhav during his sudden visit to Jammu on Friday where he held closed-door meetings with BJP leaders and ministers. Sources in BJP told ...
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Mughal Road reopens after 4 months
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: The historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, was reopened today, after remaining closed for more than four months due to snow accumulation. Meanwhile, there was no respite for the residents of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), which remained cut off from their respective district headquarters due to accumulation of snow since Ja...
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Par panel takes serious note on reduction of border posts
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (Agencies): A parliamentary panel has taken strong exception to the government’s move to reduce the number of new outposts along the Indo-Pak and the Indo-Bangla borders, saying such posts are crucial for the countrys security. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, headed by senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, said no reasons were furnished by the home ministry on why the proposal to construct 509 additional ...
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Principal DIET Kud among 9 suspended
UDHAMPUR, Apr 23: District Development Commissioner Udhampur has ordered suspension of Principal DIET Kud among nine gazetted staff members of the institution, who were found absent from duty during a surprise inspection. The suspended officers included Som Raj Raghuvanshi (Principal), Bimal Roy (Head of the Department), Ashok Tickoo (Head of the Department) and six Lecturers included Brij Mohan Sharma, Shiv Kumar, Harpreet Kour, Rajesh Kumar,...
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GST shows strength, resolve of federal structure: Modi
PL Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Apr 23: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today said that as a former Chief Minister, he is convinced that the vision of “New India” can only be realised through the combined effort and cooperation of all States and Chief Ministers. Delivering the opening remarks at the third meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister said that “Team India” has once again assembled today to discuss and reflect on ways to pre...
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Mehbooba to meet Modi today
Modi asks states to reach out to students from J&K
P Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Apr 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged all state governments to reach out to the students of Jammu and Kashmir in their respective states. Modi's advice came after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti raised the point at a meeting of chief ministers here. This assumes significance against the backdrop of thrashing of some Kashmiri students in Mewar, Rajasthan and a hoarding in Meerut asking Kashmiris to leave Utt...
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PSC declares Combined Prelim Exam results
JAMMU, Apr 23: The Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission today announced the result of Preliminary Examination conducted on March 19, 2017 at 08 centres across the state in which 36,681 candidates had appeared and out of them 6,925 have qualified for main examination which is scheduled to commence from 17th July, 2017. The detailed schedule will be issued separately. The result is on the official website of JKPSC
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> NC protests anti Kashmiri remarks of BJP minister, demands his resignation
Search operation in Awantipora
SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Security forces this evening cordoned off Dangerpora village in Awantipora of Pulwama district for a search operation. Police said the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants. The operation was in progress when the reports last came in....
> Stone pelting during search operation
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> Seminar on Historiographic Metafiction begins at KU
> KUSU calls upon students to resume class work
> NC holds anti-govt march, protests assault on students
Cow vigilantism threat
The cowardly and condemnable attack by cow vigilantes on nomads including a nine-year old girl, at least two of them suffering from multiple fractures, from Talwara area of Reasi district on the intervening night of April 20 and April 21 is yet another incident in line of similar attacks on unsuspecting people on mere suspicions of bovine smuggling. Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed few such incidents in the last two years; though many of them did...
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Mainstream politics becoming irrelevant in Kashmir
By Brij Bhardwaj
One hopes that those who matter in national capital will pay heed to the fears and apprehensions expressed by Tassaduq Mufti, younger brother of Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti and PDP candidate for Lok Sabha seat from Anantnag in Kashmir which has been postponed. His remarks that mainstream politics was becoming irrelevant in Kashmir and unless immediate steps are taken situation may slip into anarchy from which there would...
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> Fooling the poor..! - By Robert Clements
Voting machines with paper audit to clear doubts
By Yashwardhan Joshi
Now the largest democracy will show to the world what elections are all about. At a time when most of the countries have discarded electronic voting machines (EVMs), India will further demonstrate their relevance in conducting free and fair elections in a large swathe of land with a population of over one billion people. The Election Commission of India is set to enter another historic phase when voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) will be...
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> Lal Batti is History - By Poonam I Kaushish
> Free speech, Nationalism and sedition - II - By Ajit Prakash Shah
> Free speech, Nationalism and sedition - I - By Ajit Prakash Shah
> Parliament budget session was eventful - By Shastri Ramachandaran
Beginning to end VVIP culture
Dear Editor, Things in Indian political system will change for betterment if opposition comes forward to appreciate good work of Prime Minister in abolishing red beacons from car tops. But it is only a smart beginning. More needs to be done. Even sirens and special horns should also be totally disallowed from all vehicles except emergency vehicles like ambulances. System of pilot-cars and follow-up cars should also be removed except for those e...
> Ban on loudspeaker
> Transport yard and Ware House in Udhampur
> Genuinity of ten rupee coin
> Merger of AIIADMK factions
> SC verdict on Babri case
If Pak executes Kulbhushan, India should recognise Balochistan as separate country: Swamy
Vadodara, Apr 23 (Agencies): India should recognise Balochistan as a separate country if Pakistan went ahead with the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said today. "Pakistan should be taught a lesson by recognising Balochistan if it executes Jadhav. Not only that, Pakistan should be divided into Balochistan, Pakhtunistan and Sindh to teach it a lesson for encouraging cross-border terrorism," he said. Swam...
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> Why can't a woman live in peace in this country, asks SC over growing crimes against women
Pervez Musharraf reveals what he thinks of Modi and Yogi
DUBAI, Apr 23 (Agencies): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf in an exclusive interview with WION (World Is One News) under 'World Is One Global Leadership Series' spoke on a number of issues ranging from what he thinks about PM Narendra Modi to Kashmir movement to firebrand UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Speaking to WION's Palki Sharma Upadhyay, Pervez Musharraf said that he is weighing and examining options to make a comeback in Pakist...
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J&K campaign ends in 43rd Jr National Volleyball C’ship
JAMMU, Apr 23: Jammu and Kashmir volleyball boys and girls teams ended State’s campaign in 43rd Junior National Volleyball Championship at Paravoor Ernakulam in Kerala. After winning first three matches against Jharkhand, Manipur and Chhattisgarh, J&K boys team lost last two league matches on Sunday and were crushed out of the championship. In the fourth match played today, J&K lost to Kerala by 3-0 (17-25, 21-25, 22-25) and in the last leagu...
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Jaitley flags H-1B visa concerns with US treasury secy
NEW DELHI, Apr 23 (Agencies): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of restrictions on H-1B visa with his US counterpart Steven Mnuchin as India fears the curb would impact the movement of Indian IT professionals to America. During his meeting with the US Treasury Secretary, Jaitley also highlighted the contribution Indian companies and professionals are making to the US economy. President Donald Trump has signed an executive orde...
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> JK Bank hires Delloitte as their overhaul Consultants
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