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Indian diplomats attend Pak Day Parade; Pak President rakes up Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (Agencies): For the first time in Pakistan history, senior Indian military officials and diplomats posted in Islamabad attended the military parade to mark the Pakistan Day on Friday. A senior military official told The Express Tribune that the Pakistan Army invited Indian defence attache and senior diplomats of the Indian High Commission to join March 23 celebrations. As reported that Indian deputy high commissioner JP Singh...
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Delhi wants to muzzle Kashmir with its military might: Mirwaiz
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said the recent statements by RSS and ministers in GOI make it clear that the New Delhi will continue with its ‘stubborn and unrealistic policy’ in dealing with the Kashmir issue militarily. Addressing Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said the recent statements from the leaders of government of India that draconian AFSPA would cont...
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GOC chairs security review meeting
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: General Officer Commanding (GOC) Chinar Corps Lt General A K Bhatt today chaired a security review meeting of various agencies including police at Pohrupet in north Kashmir. The meeting was attended by top army and police officers including IGP Kashmir S P Pani, apart from the field commanders from both the forces, a defence spokesman said here. “The aim of this review of security situation was to strengthen the synergy among...
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Police registers case against DeM
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: Police today said that a case has been registered in connection with a programme organized by Dukhtaran-e-Millat in Srinagar, in which "anti-national slogans" were allegedly raised. "It has come to the notice of the police about certain unlawful acts of DeM outfit through social media videos and other reliable sources where they have indulged in acts inviting penal provisions for offences under various sections of UA(P)Act," s...
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Mehbooba releases Rs 5 lakh for Sahil's kin
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti today released cash assistance of Rs five lakh for the kin of late Maqbool Sahil, journalist and author, who passed away two days ago. Mehbooba handed over the cheque to Kashmir Editors Guild, (KEG) president Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, who along with some other members met chief minister and apprised her about the issues related to media. It was during the discussion that the case of Late Maqbool Sahil ...
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World Meteorological Day
Experts warn of changing weather patterns in valley
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: March 23 marks world meteorological day. While instabilities in weather pattern have today become a cause of concern across the globe, the changing climatic conditions have also been witnessed in Kashmir valley during past several years. The environmental and weather experts in Kashmir have time and again warned of emerging signs of climatic change in the state. Over the years Kashmir valley has been witnessing unprecedente...
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Killing of SHO, 5 other cops; Court frames charges against 8 accused
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: The sessions court in Anantnag framed charges against eight accused allegedly involved in the killing of six policemen including Station House Officer (SHO) Achabal in 2017. Giving details a police spokesman in a statement said charges have been framed against Sandeep Kumar Sharma of Muzaffarnagar Uttar Pradesh, Mohammad Ashraf Wani alias Molvi of Brenti Dailgam, Khurshid Ahmad Ganie son of of Brenti Dailgam, Mehraj -ud-Din ...
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Search operation in Srinagar outskirts
SRINAGAR, Mar 23: A cordon and search operation was launched in Khonmoh area in the outskirts of Srinagar city. Reports said security forces launched a cordon and search operation. During the operation house to house searches were conducted and identity cards of local residents checked....
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Pak envoy returns to Delhi, calls for talks
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 (Agencies): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood today said that he has discussed the issue of alleged harassment of diplomats with his government and that they want to sort it out "as soon as possible". Mahmood, who came back to India last night, days after he was called back for consultations amid raging row between India and Pakistan over harassment of diplomats, said such issues affect the relation between th...
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Cong to move no-confidence motion against BJP govt
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 (Agencies): The Congress has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government in the Lok Sabha and is likely to do so on Tuesday, sources in the party said Friday. The party has issued a three-line whip to all its lawmakers in the Lok Sabha to ensure their presence, the sources added. The motion will be moved by Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, who is reaching out to other opposition part...
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Pak Dy HC in India calls Geelani
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 (Agencies): Deputy High Commissioner Pakistan in New Delhi Friday called Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on telephone and extended invitation for participation on Pakistan day, however Geelani while extending his greeting replied that he can’t attend because of health issues, a statement said. According to statement issued by Hurriyat (G), Geelani termed Pakistan as “centre of hope” of Muslim Ummah and said ...
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18 PSUs remain in 'red' despite govt's effort to revive them
JAMMU, Mar 23: Even as the Mehbooba Mufti government made efforts to bring 18 public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Jammu and Kashmir back on track, these firms continue to remain in 'red', with losses suffered by them to the tune of over Rs 191 crore over the last two years. As per official figures, recently revealed by the Jammu and Kashmir government in the State Assembly last month, J&K Cements limited is leading the table of such PSUs with ...
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Posts of SDM Kalakote, Nowshera, Sunderbandi upgraded as Addl DCs
JAMMU, Mar 23: Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday has accorded sanction for up-gradation of the post of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kalakote, Nowshera, Sunderbandi as Additional Deputy Commissioners. According to an order in this regard, the present incumbent holding the post of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kalakote shall hold the charge of the post of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kalakote till a regular arrangement is made. The order f...
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Lokayukta appointments
Why delay in J&K, 11 other states? asks SC
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up chief secretaries of 12 states demanding clarification on why a Lokayukta has not yet been put in place. The states asked to give reasons were Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal. The apex court further asked the secretary of Odisha to give the status of the Lokayukta’s i...
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Sikh organisations warn for ‘Amarnath row’ like agitation
JAMMU, Mar 22: Jammu and Kashmir Sikh United Front (SUF) today warned the government to immediately accede to the demand of creation of district and appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioners in their respective areas immediately otherwise, the people of Jammu will be left with no alternative but to join hands for an ‘Amarnath row’ like agitation. SUF Chairman Sudershan Singh Wazir while speaking to media here announced an all out support ...
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Forest Employees Federation holds meeting, discusses issue of Non-KFC foresters
SRINAGAR, Mar 22: An emergency meeting of Forest Employees Federation was held under the chairmanship of State President Farooq Ahmad Bhat. Office bearers and Executive members attended the meeting. The issue related to the orders/adjustment of Non-KFC Foresters/Jr.DDR Foresters to the post of In-Charge Range officers issued by the office of the Prl. Chief Conservator of Forests vide order No.131 of 2018 dated 17.03.2018 were discussed threadba...
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Facebook, you & your data
Hacking of email accounts, stealing of personal details of credit and debit card holders and corrupting the data on someone's laptop are some of the evils that have crept up in the modern day world of digitisation. Some incidents like stealing money from the bank accounts of individuals do not have a far reaching impact on the lives of people around the globe. But mass harvesting of data from the social networking platforms and using the same pe...
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Nirav Modi Heist and Chowkidar Narendra Modi
By Ram Puniyani
Corruption is a big menace in different countries, including ours. We witnessed the spectacle of the movement against corruption demanding Jan Lokpal, at the dharna at Jantar Mantar in 2011. The battle-cry of that surge was primarily against the Congress, and as a marginal balancing act occasionally the BJP was also named. Anna Hazare, who was projected to be the central leader, was presented as the second Gandhi. He was flanked by the current C...
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Trump's high tariffs regressive to global trade
By K R Sudhaman
Globalisation was at cross roads at the turn of the century due to East Asian currency meltdown and the failure of Seattle WTO ministerial in 1999. There was an UNCTAD meeting in Bangkok in the early part of 2000 to put globalization back on track. At the concluding news conference of the UNCTAD meeting, a reporter observed that as per Hindu philosophy, only thing that is certain in this universe is death and has it become a certainty for global...
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Develop and manage Kalkaji Temple (Delhi) on lines of Tirupti Temple
Dear Editor, Famous Kalkaji temple at New Delhi has been of utmost importance to Hindus, witnessing huge crowds especially in days of holy navratras twice a year for nine days each. Whole premises on the hill having Kalkaji-temple need proper development. Presently there are unauthorized structures in the complex which lacks cleanliness. Area should be beautified with all necessary facilities provided with a modern touch. Huge earnings by way o...
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MHA nod to two border Bns of local youths in J&K
NEW DELHI, Mar 23 (Agencies): The Union Home Ministry has for the first time sanctioned the setting up of two Reserve Battalions in Jammu and Kashmir that will comprise youths living in the border areas. One battalion each for Jammu and Kashmir has been approved with 2,014 posts and Rs 105 crore financial outlay, according to the Standing Committee on Security Related Expenditure headed by Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba, officials said. The ...
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India key to CPEC's success: Pak's new political tactic
ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (Agencies): The controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project cannot progress without Indian cooperation, Pakistan said on Thursday. Stressing the need for strengthening regional cooperation, Islamabad added that India holds the key to peace in South Asia. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday, Pakistan Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said, “The CPEC would bring prosp...
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Sports help to foster holistic development: Waheed Parra
JAMMU, Mar 23: Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council, Waheed Ur Rehman Parra today inaugurated the 2nd State Universities Sports Championship 2017-18 in which about 15 teams from different Universities across the state are participating in volleyball, Cricket, Football, Table Tennis, Badminton and Basketball matches. While addressing the participants on the occasion Parra said that sports help in fostering holistic development of...
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US, China impose tariffs on each other
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