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Youths are picking up guns for freedom: Farooq
SYED YASIR
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: National Conference (NC) presidents Dr Farooq Abdullah today said that youths are not picking up guns for chair but are laying sacrifices for freedom. He said this while addressing a party function at Nawa-e-Subh complex, to commemorate second death anniversary of Sheikh Nazir Ahmad. Dr Abdullah said, “If sacrifices are being laid by youths, it is not that they want to become MLAs, MPs or ministers. They are laying sacrifice ...
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Clashes after Friday prayers in some Srinagar areas
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Protests followed by clashes occurred after Friday prayers in some areas of Kashmir. Protests and clashes erupted in Nowhatta area of Srinagar city shortly after the congregational Friday prayers. Reports said that scores of youth waving green flags clashed with government forces which retaliated with tear-smoke shells. The clashes left many people injured. JKLF staged a protest near Budshah Chowk and Lal Chowk against Kunan...
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'Dialogue only way forward'
Bullet for bullet will worsen situation in Kashmir: Farooq
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today called for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the policy of "bullet for bullet" will only worsen the situation in the state. "If you want to improve the situation in Kashmir, then the only way is to start a dialogue. The talk of bullet for bullet will only make the things worse," Abdullah told reporters on the sidel...
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Large number of people join funeral of killed soldier
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Large number of people today took part in the funeral of Lance Naik Ghulam Mohiuddin Rather, who was killed in an ambush by militants yesterday in south Kashmir. Rather left his home at Marhama Mohalla in Bijbehara of south Kashmir last month after celebrating the birthday of his son Aahil, who had turned one. 34-year-old Rather, who was killed in an ambush by militants in Shopian district on Thursday, was part of the 4-Jammu...
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Woman intruder shot dead on IB
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU/NEW DELHI: In a first such incident in 26 years since militancy activities started along India-Pakistan border, Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a 45-year-old woman intruder when she tried to infiltrate into Indian territory along the International Border. "BSF personnel deployed on the International Border challenged the intruder to stop, but when she ignored the warnings the troops opened fire, killing her on the spot," BSF's Jammu...
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Guv conveys concern over attack on Army
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 24: Governor NN Vohra has expressed serious concern about the militant attack on Army personnel which resulted in three soldiers being martyred and several others, including two senior officers, being seriously injured in a night time ambush. He spoke to Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, Northern Army Commander, to convey his grief over those killed and wished speedy recovery to the injured personnel. Observing that the Army and other Security Fo...
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27 years of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape: A longing towards justice
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Twenty-seven years have passed since the incident of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape was executed however the despite the victims of the heinous justice continues to remain a distant dream for the victims who have been pushed to an unending ordeal and humiliation all these decades. While February 23 marked the anniversary of the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape no one involved in the crime has been tried or convicted. Though various human ...
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Mass Graves: HC lists case next month
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: The high court has listed a petition seeking directions for DNA test of the bodies lying in unmarked graves in the Valley. On July 25, 2012 the court had directed the state government to file its response to the petition. The court had passed the order on a submission by the counsel for the state, seeking more time to file response to a petition filed by a local resident, Zahoor Ahmad Mir through his counsel advocate Syed Baba...
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Army chief pays tributes to slain soldiers
Meets injured soldiers, wishes them speedy recovery
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: The army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Friday paid tributes to the slain soldiers killed in the Shopian militant ambush. Rawat who had arrived in Srinagar yesterday expressed his grief and condolences to the bereaved families of the slain soldiers identified as L Nk Gh Mohi- Ud-Din, Sep Vikas Singh Gurjar and Sapper Sreejith MJ. He also conveyed his anguish at the unfortunate death of an elderly lady, Taja Begum in yesterday’s a...
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Explosives recovered near Kishtwar
SWARN SINGH
BHADERWAH, Feb 24: Much to the security forces concern, some unidentified persons, believed to be the sympathizers of the militants left some explosive material behind at Malipath area of Kishtwar town sending an Alarm bell signals to the security forces in the communally sensitive Kishtwar district. As per the details, Kishtwar police got information about presence of IED type explosive material kept near the mobile towers situated near Post o...
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6 SOG cops arrested for abduction
NAWAZ ROUNYAL
RAMBAN, Feb 24: Police claimed to have registered an FIR against Special Operation Group (SOG) cops for allegedly kidnapping, thrashing and damaging public property at Chanderkote, today. Police report said that an Ambulance driver of District hospital after shifting Pogal accident victims was returning to Ramban from GMC Jammu on February 23, late evening. He was signalled by cops at Nashri falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Chan...
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Missing KU student traced
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Aqib Mustaq Malik, a law student from Kashmir University, who was missing for last several days has been traced. He was handed over to university authorities in presence of family members. Pertinently, the varsity students had staged protest against the missing of the student and had appealed the administration to trace him as soon as possible. Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said, “As was reported earlier that o...
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7 MAM College students held for rumour-mongering
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Feb 24: Police claimed to have arrested seven students of a particular community from the hostel of Maulana Azad Memorial (MAM) College in the wee hours of this morning raids in Jammu. It was learnt that students of particular faction patronized by some ruling party ministers spread rumours that students of particular community had beaten up a student of another community in the hostel leading to his death. “This news spread like wild fi...
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Mirwaiz welcomes govt’s guest control order
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), today welcomed the “guest control” order by the state government recently and appealed the people to take initiatives to end the social evils. He was addressing a Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here. “The state government has issued a guest control order recently. The question is not whether the order is good or bad. But the people should have taken initiatives on the...
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One-way traffic on highway
JAMMU, Feb 24: Traffic was resumed on the highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, after remaining suspended since last evening due to landslides. After clearing all Kashmir-bound vehicles stranded at various places on the other side of the Jawahar Tunnel, fresh vehicles, including those carrying passengers, were allowed to ply from Srinagar to Jammu on the 300-km-long highway. “Fresh traffic has been allowed from Srinag...
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Grenade attack at police station
SRINAGAR, Feb 24: Militants this evening hurled a grenade at a police station in Kakapora of Pulwama district. SSP Pulwama Rayees Bhat said that the grenade was hurled at Kakapora police station but it exploded outside without causing any damage....
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Uneasy calm in DU
An uneasy calm prevails in Delhi University's North Campus with anxiety and tension gripping colleges and hostels after two days of violence early this week. Discussions and dialogue between various groups of students are still continuing for restoration of peaceful atmosphere that should be the norm for serious academic activity. The trouble started on Tuesday when members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student organisati...
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BJP on backfoot after Mumbai setback
By Amulya Ganguli
Concerned as the BJP is over the stiff challenges which it is facing in the assembly elections, its worries will be multiplied by the party's setback in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) poll. What the outcome has shown is that the Shiv Sena had read the political tea leaves right by breaking its ties with the BJP and going it alone. Prima facie, it would have appeared to have been a foolhardy decision considering that the assembly e...
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Indo-US relations stand at critical crossroads
By Dr Satish Misra
Indo-US ties, which have been growing slowly and surely for over a decade, stand at a critical crossroad now facing serious challenges from the new administration of America's 45th President Donald Trump. There are lot many similarities and converging points between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new American President. Both of them have very identical approaches on many national and international issues but there are many differences als...
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Kalikho Pul’s suicide warrants probe
Dear Editor, It refers to social media https://thewire.in and http://thewirehindi.com exposing the 60-page original suicide-note in Hindi with each page signed together with English translation by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul written one day prior to his having committed suicide levelling serious charges not only against politicians but even against some legal luminaries for getting court-verdicts changed. Same story is p...
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Avalanche warning for some areas in J&K
CHANDIGARH, Feb 24 (Agencies): A medium danger avalanche warning was issued today for some avalanche-prone areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the warning that would be valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5.00 PM today. “Medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche- prone slopes of Kupwara, Kargil and Bandipora districts of Jammu and Kashmir. People are advised not to mo...
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China says talks positive, skips references to NSG, Azhar Masood
BEIJING, Feb 23(Agencies): China said today that the strategic dialogue with India was of “positive significance” to ties as “extensive agreements” were reached but skirted any reference to the persisting differences over issues like India’s NSG bid and efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. “The dialogue has reached the goal as expected and is of positive significance to the bilateral relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spok...
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Distt Rajouri Indian Style Wrestling C’ship concludes
JAMMU, Feb 24: Rajouri District Indian Style Wrestling Championship organized by District Indian Style Association under the aegis of Jammu and Kashmir Indian Style Wrestling Association and sponsored by Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council concluded in the premises of Government Higher Secondary School Rajouri. In the championship 45 wrestlers from various tehsils of District Rajouri participated in one day event in weight categories 50k K...
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2400-cr to be invested in next 5-yrs to promote tourism in J&K
MUMBAI, Feb 23(Agencies): The Centre along with the Jammu and Kashmir government will be investing Rs 2400 crore over the next five years to give a boost to tourism in the picturesque state with a focus on unexplored and new regions like Kargil. “We are putting a major thrust on the tourism industry and will invest Rs 2,400 crore in the next five years,” Secretary, Tourism (J&K) Farooq Shah said here speaking on the sidelines of an event last n...
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