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Amarinder meets Rahul, discusses 2019 polls

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence here and discussed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Had a long discussion on 2019 Lok Sabha polls with Congress President, Captain Amarinder Singh told media after meeting Gandhi. Besides the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the leaders also discussed the orga...

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Charges filed against Kashmiri separatists for waging war against India

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir. The agency has named Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and alleged...

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Minor girl's murder rocks J&K assembly

Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The proceedings of Jammu and Kashmir assembly were marred on Thursday after the opposition created an uproar over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua district. As soon as the assembly started proceedings of the day, opposition National Conference (NC) and the Congress legislators stood up agitating against the murder of 8-year-old girl belonging to a nomad 'Bakerwal...

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BSF trooper, girl killed in Pakistani firing

Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a girl were killed in overnight shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday. The incident took place in R.S. Pura sector in Jammu district. BSF Head Constable Suresh Kumar and 14-year-old Sabity were injured in the shelling and firing and succumbed to ...

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NIA files terror charges against Kashmir separatists

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under a stringent anti-terror law against jailed seven Kashmiri separatist leaders and Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin. In all, the agency named 12 accused in its nearly 13,000-page chargesheet who can be tried under the non-bailable Unlawful Activities (Prevention)...

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Minimum temperature improves in J&K after light snowfall in higher reaches

Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved further on Thursday as higher reaches received light snowfall. There has been light snowfall in higher reaches of the Valley and the Trikuta Hills in Jammu region during the night. Nightlong cloud cover improved minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as the weather office forec...

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BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions late last evening in R.S. Pura sector resulting in injuries to a BSF trooper and a civilian, polic...

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HC seeks report on curbing open sale of army apparel

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to file a status report on the steps taken to stop the private manufacture and sale of army apparel and gear. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the Delhi Chief Secretary and Police Commissioner to file the report within eight weeks. The court also ...

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FIR against TV channel for showing students as militants

Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday lodged an FIR against a TV channel for showing two innocent students as militants. A police spokesman said that pictures of Farhan Shafi, a Class 12 student, and Farhat Rashid, a diploma holder, were telecast as militants in place of a dead militant, Farhan Wani. Farhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with security f...

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Avalanche warning in seven Kashmir districts

Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday issued avalanche warning in seven districts of the Valley, an official said. Avalanche warning has been issued for avalanche-prone areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Anantnag and Badgam districts. The warning shall be valid from 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) till 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday...

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Rajnath interacts with J&K school children

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday interacted with a group of school children from Jammu and Kashmir and wished them well for a better future. The group of 26 children, of classes 6 to 9, from Spring Buds Educational Institute in Srinagar met the Home Minister at his residence here at around 9.15 a.m. A group of school children from Srinagar m...

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People of Kashmir tired of terrorism: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) People in Jammu and Kashmir are tired of terrorism as they have realised it cannot give them what they want, Army chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. In a Facebook Live session at the ongoing Raisina Dialogue organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he also said that people of Kashmir have come to know that it is not possible to secede from India.

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Countries that back terror must be tackled: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Countries which support terrorism need to be tackled and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. He also said that a country which is victim of terror has to fight on its own war. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue here, Gen Rawat stressed on cutting terrorism funding and raised con...

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NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said. According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested separatist leaders and a businessman unde...

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Cloud cover pulls up minimum temperatures in Valley

Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Overnight cloud cover in the Valley on Wednesday improved minimum temperatures even as Kargil town of Ladakh region remained the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 19 degree Celsius. Cloud cover during the night resulted in improvement of minimum temperatures in the Valley today even though these continued to remain below the freezing point. In Srinagar...

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43 artists to receive Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards on Wednesday

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2016 will be given away to 43 eminent musicians, dancers, and theatre artists at Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday. Artists who will receive the Akademi's Awards this year in the field of music are Padma Talwalkar and Prabhakar Karekar for Hindustani vocal music, Kala Ramnath for violin, Arvind Mulga...

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Army officer injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) An army officer was injured on Tuesday in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence officials said. Captain Bangoria of Maratha Light Infantry was injured in Pakistan firing in Chakan Da Bagh area of the LoC. He was airlifted for treatment to Jammu city where attending doctors have described his condition as stable, ...

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Amnesty International starts campaign to end use of pellet guns

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amnesty International India on Tuesday launched a postcard campaign and online petition to ban use of pellet guns by security forces. Under the campaign, postcards and a petition will be used to urge the Jammu and Kashmir government to ban pellet-firing shotguns, provide reparation to those affected and set up independent investigations into cases of deaths or se...

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Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the cleanest in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-based travel portal on Tuesday. Kozhikode was ranked the best railway station with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 while Hazrat Nizamuddin was rated the lowest by our users in t...

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Two injured in blast at army depot in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Two labourers were injured in an explosion inside an army field ammunition depot in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, police said. Police sources said two injured in the explosion at the Khundroo field ammunition depot were taken to hospital. The cause of explosion is being ascertained, a police source said. Four people were killed ...

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