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India’s Kashmir policy faulty: ex-governor Sinha


September 21st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir governor S.K. Sinha Friday accused the Indian government of scoring "self goals" in the state but not learning any lessons.Addressing a lecture ... Read more...

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Anti-Islam video: Restrictions imposed in Srinagar


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Fearing law and order problem after the Friday prayers over an anti-Islam video made in the US, authorities here closed educational institutions and imposed restrictions in ... Read more...

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Two army men in Poonch mistaken for kidnappers, thrashed


September 21st, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 20 (IANS) On the edge after rumours of child kidnappers in the area, residents of a village in Jammu and Kashmir's mountainous border district of Poonch district thrashed ... Read more...

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Must hold Siachen positions: Indian Army (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amidst Pakistan pushing for the demilitarisation of Siachen, Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh said Wednesday that India had "lost lot of lives" and "shed ... Read more...

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Must hold Siachen positions: Indian Army


September 19th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amidst Pakistan pushing for the demilitarisation of Siachen, Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh said Wednesday that India had "lost lot of lives" and "shed ... Read more...

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Concerned over clashes within, Indian Army ‘back to basics’


September 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After recent soldier-officer stand-offs in two key units deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, a concerned Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday said the 1.13-million ... Read more...

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FDI will ruin Himachal’s apple industry: Minister


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday slammed the central government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying imported apples would ruin the state's Rs.2,000-crore ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Himachal, more in store


September 18th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell Tuesday due to widespread rain with Hamirpur town recording the highest amount - 164 mm - in the state, the met ... Read more...

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Protests erupt against blasphemous video in Srinagar


September 14th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) Dozens of Kashmiri protestors raised anti-US slogans against the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" after Friday prayers at several places in Srinagar in the afternoon.Protests ... Read more...

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Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch


September 13th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) The army early Thursday foiled an attempt by a group of militants to infiltrate into the Indian side through the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Three border villagers arrested with Pak SIMs


September 12th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep (IANS) Three people were arrested with Pakistani mobile SIM cards in the frontier district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir near the India-Pakistan border, police said.They said the ... Read more...

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After 4 years, fly Srinagar-Jeddah this Haj


September 12th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) After a gap of four years, Haj pilgrims will be able to take direct Air India flights from here to Jeddah this year.Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Kashmir minister’s guards held for beating up traffic cop (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 11 (IANS) Two personal security guards of a Jammu and Kashmir minister have been arrested for beating up a traffic policeman who had stopped the escort vehicle of ... Read more...

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Kashmir minister’s guards held for assaulting traffic cop


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 11 (IANS) Two personal security guards of a Jammu and Kashmir minister have been arrested for assaulting a traffic policeman who had stopped the escort vehicle of the ... Read more...

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Army sponsors industrial tour for residents of LoC town


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 11 (IANS) The Army in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday flagged off a group of 25 people from a town near the Line of Control (LoC) in the state's ... Read more...

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Good roads, railways vital for J&K;: Omar Abdullah


September 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday underlined the importance of good road and rail connectivity for "socio-economic development of the state".Inspecting the widening of ... Read more...

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Government alert on terrorists’ support to Maoists: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said the government was "fully alert" about terror groups, such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), extending support to Maoists in Indian ... Read more...

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Great expectations and changing India-Pakistan equations


September 10th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore (Pakistan), Sep 10 (IANS) If the reporting in the Pakistani media on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit is any indication, a lot of expectations, rightly or ... Read more...

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Checking traffic violations in Srinagar the way Mahatma Gandhi would have (Letter from Srinagar) (With image)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) If you commit a traffic offence in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, don't be surprised if you are politely stopped, given a glass of water ... Read more...

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33 people rescued from flash floods in Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Thirty-three people caught in flash floods were rescued after a seven-hour operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Sunday, an official said.Aamir Ali, incharge of the ... Read more...

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Paharis moot meeting community in PoK for ST status drive


September 9th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 9 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir Pahari Peoples Movement (JKPPM) has decided to meet leaders of their community in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on the other side ... Read more...

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War surgery workshop held


September 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 9 (IANS) Over 150 surgeons from across the country took part in a workshop on war surgery at the army's Northern Command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir, an ... Read more...

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Micro-financing empowers women in Jammu and Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 9 (IANS) Microfinance is empowering women, especially the poor and widows, in Jammu and Kashmir, thanks to NGO Kashmir Women's Credit Cooperative Ltd (KWCCL) that is providing loans ... Read more...

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Sheikh Abdullah’s 30th death anniversary passes almost unnoticed


September 8th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) On his 30th death anniversary Saturday, few people came to pay homage to Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who led the struggle against Maharaja Hari Singh and championed ... Read more...

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Terrorists can still strike the through sea: PM


September 8th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned of terror groups continuing to maintain their ability to use the sea route for strikes on the lines ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir Police takes stock of village defence committees


September 7th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police has started the process of "rationalising" the village defence committees (VDCs) after the waning of militancy in the state.The VDCs were ... Read more...

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JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested at protest march


September 7th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Separatist Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested along with a group of supporters in the state's summer capital Friday during ... Read more...

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One killed in Kashmir road accident


September 7th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) One person was killed and 20 injured when the minibus in which they were travelling in overturned in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district Friday, police said.Badgam ... Read more...

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Will guerrilla influx offset Kashmir’s peace dividends? (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Infiltration from across the Line of Control into the Kashmir Valley has increased since August, but intelligence officials assert that the numbers are not large enough ... Read more...

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Major wetlands in India (To go with: Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
India has 25 major wetlands, including four in Jammu and Kashmir, which have been accorded global recognition under the Ramsar Convention. They are:JAMMU AND KASHMIR:Surinsar-Mansar Lakes - 350 hectares,... Read more...

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McDonald’s opens a vegetarian restaurant in India


September 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amritsar, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The MacDonald’s company made an announcement of Tuesday that, it would be opening a few vegetarian restaurants in India aiming to have a come back in the ... Read more...

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PDP assures action plan for growth of Chenab Valley


September 6th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday assured the formulation of a comprehensive action plan for the socio-economic growth of the people of ... Read more...

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Scuffles, brawls in parliament, state assemblies (Timeline)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
The Rajya Sabha Wednesday witnessed high drama as a scuffle broke out between a Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agarwal and BSP member Avtar Singh Karimpuri as a bill on quotas ... Read more...

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No report of Chinese incursion in Kashmir: Antony


September 5th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said there was no report of any Chinese incursion in Jammu and Kashmir but stressed that the areas along the ... Read more...

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