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Thursday, August 25, 2016
 

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One more youth dies, toll climbs to 66
Separatists extend strike call till Sep 1; Curfew imposed in Pulwama
8/24/2016 11:51:22 PM
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: A youth today died in fresh clashes between protestors and security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on a day Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here to review the situation. With the death of the youth, the toll in the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley has climbed to 66. "Aamir Bashir, who had pellet injuries in his chest, was brought to SMHS Hospital here but the doctors declared him brought dead," a police official said. He said the youth was a resident of Pohu village in Pulwama district where fresh clashes erupted between protestors and security forces this morning. Several other persons have sustained injuries in the clashes which were going on till last reports came in. Besides the 66 dead, several thousand others have been injured in the clashes that began on July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Yesterday, the authorities lifted curfew from most areas of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in view of the improving situation. The lifting of the curbs allowed movement of people in the city as there was increased traffic of private cars and auto-rickshaws in and around Lal Chowk city centre yesterday. However, the official said, restrictions on the assembly of four or more people under Sectio...
 
CRPF CO, Addl SP, DSP among 18 injured in militant attack
8/24/2016 11:51:04 PM
Srinagar, Aug 24: A CRPF Commandant, an Additional SP and a DSP of the Jammu and Kashmir police were among 18 security personnel injured in a militant attack today in Pulwama town, about 32 kms from here, police said. Militants hurled a grenade, followed by firing, at security personnel who were on duty near the Degree College in Pulwama town, a police official said. Officials said 18 security personnel including Commanding Officer of CRPF's 183rd battalion Vijay Anand Prakash, as also an additional SP, a DSP and a local SHO were injured in the attack. Among the injured were eleven CRPF personnel and all the injured were rushed to the Pulwama district hospital, the official said. The mi...
Rs 5 lakh compensation to victims of cross-border firing
Open to talk to everyone to resolve JK: Jitendra
8/24/2016 11:50:57 PM
New Delhi, Aug 24: The Centre is open to talk to every person who believes in 'Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat' to resolve ongoing unrest in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today and hoped that the crisis will end soon. He said common man in streets of Srinagar does not approve of violence but there are handful of people sponsored by foreign agencies who are triggering violence in Jammu and Kashmir. "The Centre is absolutely serious to restore normalcy in Kashmir as early as possible and we are taking steps in that direction. It is also the desire of the common citizens of Jammu and Kashmir including those living in Kashmir Valley. "Certainly common m...
Violence won’t resolve issues, it only inflicts pain: Mehbooba
8/24/2016 11:50:48 PM
SRINAGAR, Aug 24: Strongly advocating dialogue to address the political issues, Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said violence has not changed anything in Kashmir but only brought miseries and bloodshed to the state. "Violence has changed nothing on political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir, but brought mayhem, miseries, economic disaster, academic breakdown and social disorder to the State," the Chief Minister said while handing over appointment orders under SRO-43 to the next of kin of such government employees who have died in harness. Minister for Industries and Commerce, Mr Chander Parkash, Minister for Rural Development & Panchayat Raj and Law & Justice, Mr Abdul Haq Kha...
NC delegation demands ban on pellet guns use
Rajnath holds talks with Pol leaders
8/24/2016 11:50:41 PM
Srinagar, Aug 24: As part of Centre's outreach, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today visited a restive Kashmir for the second time in a month and held talks with political leaders during which he was told the Centre should initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to find a lasting solution to problems in Jammu and Kashmir. The visit of Singh, who before leaving for Srinagar, said he will hold talks with all stakeholders and that those who believe in 'Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat' are welcome, came on a day when fresh clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Pulwama district in which one youth was killed. The death toll in the unrest in Kashmir Valley that broke o...
Home Minister holds discussions with Gov
8/24/2016 11:50:30 PM
Srinagar, Aug 24: Mr. Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, who is on a two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, and Governor N.N. Vohra held extensive discussions at the Raj Bhavan here this evening. The Governor briefed the Union Home Minister in detail about the obtaining internal security situation and the steps required to be taken for the restoration of normalcy in the State. Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi, Union Home Secretary, was present during the discussions....
MLA Nowshera alleges big scandal in R&B Rajouri
8/24/2016 11:50:22 PM
JAMMU, Aug 24: A big scandal has surfaced in the office of Superintendent Engineer, PWD (R&B), Rajouri, where some Engineers having nexus with some contractors those presented forged and fake documents to seek favour for getting allotment of work for the construction of "Lamberi to Chaprar Via Dum' road in Nowshera Constituency of district Rajouri. Addressing the media at party headquarter, Jammu, BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina levelled serious allegations on the Superintendent Engineer PWD (R&B) Rajouri and his Technical officer(TO to SC) for violating the norms prescribed in SBD. He alleged that all the norms were thrown to wind and the entire process was undertaken with corrupt ...
 
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