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Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

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Youth's body found in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a youth who had been shot dead was found on Sunday at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Police said the victim was identified as Gowhar Ahmad Dar. The orchard is located in Urpana (Nagbal) village. The family of the youth said he had left home on Saturday evening. --IANS sq/mr/py ...

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Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers' scuffle in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources however said they cannot confirm its authenticity. The video shows soldiers pelting stones at each other and getting involved in fisticuffs by the bank of a lake. A scuffle took place between the...

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116 stranded cross-LoC passengers to travel home on Aug 21

Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 116 stranded residents of Pakistan-administered Kashmir will travel home on Monday, officials said on Saturday. Officials at the Chakan Da Bagh trade and travel facilitation centre in Poonch district directed all 116 stranded passengers from across the Line of Control to report at the sports stadium in Poonch on Sunday. Since cross LoC trade and tr...

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GST return filing date extended till Aug 25

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday announced a five-day extension for filing GST returns till August 25, after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing portal was hit by a technical glitch and stopped functioning, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns. Traders across the country faced problems on Saturday due to the technical snag and could not file G...

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Search operation carried out in Kashmir's Shopian, no militants found

Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Security forces on Saturday carried out massive searches in nearly a dozen villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district but did not find any militants during the operation, police said. The operation was carried out in around a dozen villages in Shopian district today and it has ended peacefully, said a police officer. Personnel of the army's counter-i...

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PDP activist killed by militants

Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead by militants in the state's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said. Militants barged into the house of Muhammad Ishaq Parray in Dialgam area of Anantnag and fired at him from close range, a police officer said. A critically injured Parray was taken to Anantnag hospit...

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Home Ministry's report sought over deporting Rohingyas

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought details from the Home Ministry on its plan to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants of Myanmar to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of the media reports regarding the government's plan, the NHRC issued notice to the Home Ministry calling for a detailed report on the matte...

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More troops deployed in south Kashmir after Amarnath yatra

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has deployed additional troops in south Kashmir after spurt in terror activities in the area this year, informed sources said. The sources said on Friday that four battalions deployed for the Amarnath yatra, which got over on August 7, have been redeployed in the Kashmir Valley. Two battalions have been deployed along the National Highway ...

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India welcomes US move against Hizbul

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Friday welcomed the designation by the US of the Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation. We welcome the designation of Hizbul Mujahideen that has been responsible for carrying out heinous acts of terrorism and taking innocent lives in Jammu and Kashmir as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ra...

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Pakistan should 'pull out' of Kashmir: Pakhtoon leader

Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan should take the first move to let Kashmir be free by withdrawing from the region, a leader from the Khber-Pakhtoonkhwa province bordering Afghanistan said on Friday. Why don't we adopt a new policy on Kashmir? Let Kashmir be free from both India and Pakistan. Why not we take the first step to solve it? asked Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party leader Mehmood ...

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Repression can't resolve Kashmir problem, compassion can: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday warned India that repression can never resolve the Kashmir problem and killing one militant will only produce 10 more. Delivering a fiery speech at the Friday congressional prayers inside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area, Mirwaiz Umer said: Aggression and repression can never resolve issues but only aggravate...

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Killing militants won't resolve Kashmir problem: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said on Friday that unless the Kashmir issue was resolved in line with the aspirations of Kashmiris, killing one militant will only produce 10 more. Addressing a huge Friday congregation at the Jamia Masjid in the old city, the Mirwaiz said: Aggression and repression can never resolve issues but only aggravate them.

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Six injured as tunnel caves in

Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) Six labourers were injured on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district when an underground tunnel of a power project caved in, police said. All the injured, including the two seriously wounded, have been rescued, police added. The accident occurred at the Parnai Hydel power project. --IANS sq/ahm/mr ...

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Soldier injured in accidental firing on Poonch LoC

Jammu, Aug 18 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was injured on Friday in accidental firing on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. Sepoy Sanjay Kumar was injured when his service rifle accidentally went off in Mankote area of Mendhar Sector on the LoC in Poonch district, the sources said. The soldier was hospitalised. --IANS sq/tsb/vm

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Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution. Having lived here for over five years now, the refugees say they would not like to return to their native country to b...

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Army chief to visit Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat will on Sunday begin a three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, which saw a scuffle and stone-throwing between Indian and Chinese troops, informed sources said. Gen. Rawat will review the security in the area, and also grant an award to a unit. The scuffle occurred on Tuesday when Chinese soldiers tried to cross the Lin...

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Upgraded Jammu airport to provide improved services: Minister

Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said that upgraded Jammu airport will be able to provide improved services to air travellers. We believe in augmenting infrastructure of our airports to enhance connectivity, the minister said after inaugurating the upgraded airport, an official statement said. With the upgraded Jammu Airport, we...

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'Knee implant price cut boon for people but ensure quality does not go down'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As the government capped price for knee implants to make it affordable, orthopaedic surgeons on Thursday called the measure a boon for the poor people, but urged the government to ensure that the quality of implants do not come down along with price. According to them, many international knee implant manufacturers operating in India may exit the market, similar ...

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US declaration of Hizbul a terror group was long overdue: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a terror organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is well deserved and long overdue, the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday. Highly placed Ministry officials, who did not want to be named, told IANS that the Home Ministry has welcomed the US Department of State's step designating Hizbul Mujahide...

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