Grenade Hurled By Militants At Shopian Army Camp

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Grenade Hurled By Militants At Shopian Army Camp

Militants on late Tuesday evening fired a grenade using UBGL on an army camp in Shopian village, sources said.

The blast was followed by few gunshots adding to the panic in the area, local sources said.

The incident took place in Chillipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Police sources said that they were collecting details of the incidents however there were no reports of any loss of life or injury.

Finance Department And PDD Review Compensation Issues In Case Of Accidental Deaths Due To Electrocution

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Finance Department And PDD Review Compensation Issues In Case Of Accidental Deaths Due To Electrocution

On the directions of Governor N.N. Vohra, a meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Sh. Navin Kumar Choudhary to discuss the compensation issues in case of accidental death due to electrocution while repairing the electric lines. Mostly the casual labourers of the Power Development Department have lost their lives in the process. Sh. H. K. Singh Commissioner, Power Development Department, and senior officers of the Finance and Power Development Department participated in the meeting.

It was informed that on an average 15–20 persons loses their lives while dealing with the live electric lines at the time of repairs or other works. Most of them are casual labourers and their families are not covered under SRO–43 benefits. Some time back, Management Committee of the PDC had decided to fix a compensation of Rs. 3 lakh in such cases.

The issue was discussed threadbare and it was felt that the present compensation policy is adhoc as well as inadequate. Accordingly, it was decided that the Power Development Department with the prior concurrence of the Finance Department will submit a proposal to the SAC for enhancement of compensation in such cases.

The Committee also decided that the cases of permanent disability as a result of electrocution also deserves suitable compensation which as a matter of principal should be half of the amount as in the case of death to be decided by the SAC.

In order to create a fund from where such compensation could be paid will be created with sizeable seed money to be provided by the Finance Department. Further, PDD may levy suitable surcharge to be deposited in the fund on the power bills above the certain threshold. 

Commissioner, PDD informed that he will accordingly bring a draft cabinet note within a period of week’s time for consideration of the SAC.

Rifle Of A Police Cop Snatched  In Kupwara By Unknown Persons

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Rifle Of A Police Cop Snatched  In Kupwara By Unknown Persons

Unknown persons on Tuesday overpowered a cop and snatched his service rifle in Kandhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A report said that the policeman, identified as Mohd Ishaq (belt no. 436) of 4th IRP BN, was deployed for the security of former minister and MLA Abdul Haq Khan when the incident took place in Kandhar area of Maidanpora in Lolab.

Soon after the incident, a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

New Governor To Be Appointed Soon In Jammu And Kashmir: Report

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New Governor To Be Appointed Soon In Jammu And Kashmir: Report

Jammu and Kashmir will get a new Governor as the government of India (GoI) has decided not to continue with NN Vohra, NDTV reported on Tuesday quoting sources. Vohra, 82, who has handled the charge of Jammu and Kashmir for more than a decade, will not be given another term. As per the report search is on for a new face and one of the contenders is former home secretary and current Comptroller and Auditor General Rajiv Mehrishi.

Jammu and Kashmir has been under Governor’s Rule since June 20, after the BJP ended its coalition government with Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party or PDP, saying it was “untenable” to continue because of security concerns.

‘BJP Ends Alliance With PDP To Attract Hindu Voters’

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‘BJP Ends Alliance With PDP To Attract Hindu Voters’

Perceived resentment among Jammu’s Hindu voters over spiralling violence in the valley and “favouritism” towards Muslim-majority Kashmir made BJP, in consultation with RSS, break its ruling alliance with PDP, to give itself time to woo Hindu voters across the country, including those in Jammu, before general polls, reported CNN News 18.

The aim was to give “government room to manoeuvre to restore stability and rebuild Hindu confidence as well as burnish the party’s nationalist credentials among Hindu voters in the rest of India,” a book on RSS titled ‘RSS: A View to the Inside’ published by Penguin claims.

“Escalating violence in Kashmir and a perceived favouritism towards the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley were eroding the confidence of Hindus in the Mehbooba Mufti government. The RSS’ information-gathering apparatus would have picked up on the growing restiveness of the Hindu community,” the authors Walter K Anderson and Shridhar Damle claim in the book.

They add, “With the general elections fast approaching, the national leadership, in consultation with the RSS and others, decided to withdraw from the alliance and impose Governor’s rule…The BJP, with support limited to the Jammu region, can only come back to power by working out another alliance with a party that draws much, if not all, of its support from the state’s Muslim majority.”

CNN News 18 quoted Ram Madhav, a key architect of the coalition with PDP, saying that the reasons for doing so were a failure to observe a ceasefire during Ramzan, deteriorating law and order, “discrimination” to Jammu and Ladakh, and the murder of Shujaat Bukhari. The same reasons were given by BJP president Amit Shah in a rally held in Jammu four days later.

The book also provides an explanation on why RSS gave its nod to BJP allying with PDP in the first place.

‘RSS: A View to the Inside’ claims that RSS gave its nod to BJP’s alliance with PDP, its ideological antithesis, only because doing this would draw “India’s only Muslim-majority state more closely into the Indian Union”.

“The decision was part of RSS’s plans to make itself more appealing to members of upwardly mobile social groups, and the fact that Modi seemed to be fond of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed clinched the deal,” CNN News 18 reported.

“A sceptical RSS had gone along with the proposed alliance in 2015 for larger strategic reasons such as strengthening national integration (i.e., drawing India’s only Muslim-majority state more closely into the Indian Union) and making Hindutva more inclusive (i.e., including the state’s Muslim majority — and, by extension, Muslims everywhere in India).”

The book claims even a “sacrosanct Hindu nationalist doctrine — such as the abolition of Article 370” was set aside, in the Common Minimum Programme that BJP and PDP jointly drafted as their mutually agreed to guide document just after announcing their coalition, because “the RSS in Jammu and Kashmir was forced to balance the narrow interests of the state’s Hindu minority with its strategic imperative of integrating Kashmir into the Indian Union”.

Another reason for giving a go-ahead to the BJP to forge an alliance with the PDP was because “RSS also wanted to project a more inclusive image — one that would make the organization appealing to members of upwardly mobile social groups”.

The decision of the RSS to back the alliance with the PDP, CNN News 18quoted the authors as saying, “was another demonstration of its support for the BJP’s ambitions to represent all parts of the country…and to draw the state’s Muslims more closely into the national mainstream”.

Mortal Remains Of Barzulla Militant Killed Last Month Being Handed Over To Family

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Mortal Remains Of Barzulla Militant Killed Last Month Being Handed Over To Family

Kathua Rape And Murder: Call Details, Medical Opinion Nail Accused

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Kathua Rape And Murder: Call Details, Medical Opinion Nail Accused

Grenade Lobbed On CRPF Camp In Anantnag, Three Injured

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Grenade Lobbed On CRPF Camp In Anantnag, Three Injured

Three Central Reserve Police Forces  (CRPF) personnel were injured in a grenade blast in Sherbagh area of Anantnag on Monday. 

Reports said that the militants lobbed a grenade at the CRPF personnel of 40 BN in Andarbagh area today evening leaving three personnel injured. 

The injured personnel were shifted to District Hospital Anantnag for treatment, said an official.

He said the area was cordoned off to nab the attackers.

Hurriyat (G) Expresses Concern Over Use Of ‘Excessive Force’ On Civilians

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Hurriyat (G) Expresses Concern Over Use Of ‘Excessive Force’ On Civilians

Expressing his grave concern over the use of “excessive force” against innocent civilians, All Parties Hurriyat Conference general secretary Gh Nabi Sumji, said that intimidations and resorting to “repressive” measures on innocent people on one pretext or the other, is highly deplorable, saying it won’t force people to submission.

The spokesman in a statement said that Hurriyat leader while referring to “atrocities inflicted by men in uniform”, said that during CASO, youth were thrashed, subjected to worst humiliation, their mobile phones snatched and scrutinized. This is the worst type of arrogance and nowhere on earth, such type bullying ever existed.

Youth are being detained on fake charges, said he and strongly condemned the rampant use of infamous PSA and lodging countless FIR’s against youth to prolong their illegal custody, saying it is the direct assault on civil liberty and fundamental rights of common masses.

Denying liberty, dignity and subjecting to humiliation, tantamount to gross human rights violation, a spokesman said appealing international organizations for human rights for their cognizance asked to check the use of unbridled force and initiate an impartial probe against growing human rights violations in the state.

Strongly criticizing NIA, spokesman blamed the agency for “harassing” the resistance leadership, saying the raids on the residence of incarcerated leader Syeda Asiya is highly deplorable and unfortunate.

Driver Killed After Vehicle Rolled Down In Uri Area Of North Kashmir

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Driver Killed After Vehicle Rolled Down In Uri Area Of North Kashmir

 

In a tragic road accident in north Kashmir’s Uri one person was killed on spot on Monday.

Sources said that a vehicle bearing registration number JK05B 0346 skidded off and rolled down a gorge at Dhani area of Uri resulting in on spot death of the driver.

The deceased identified as Irshad Ahmed Tantray of Zogiyar Baramulla was driving a Tata mobile vehicle of Baramulla.

BUNG DESTRUCTION DRIVE CARRIED OUT BY DISTRICT POLICE GANDERBAL

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BUNG DESTRUCTION DRIVE CARRIED OUT BY DISTRICT POLICE GANDERBAL

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Police Post Gutlibagh carried out a drive on bung destruction and destroyed Bung in the area of Gutlibagh.

The drive was carried out on the Directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Fayaz Ahmad Lone JKPS under supervision of DySP HQRs Ganderbal Aashiq Hussain JKPS and assisted by DO Gutlibagh SI Sajad Ahmad with his party from Police Post Gutlibagh.

The locals of the area of Gutlibagh hailed the step carried out by District Police Ganderbal.

A Man Of Hajin North Kashmir Died Of Electric Shock

Hajin man dies of electric shock


A Man Of Hajin North Kashmir Died Of Electric Shock

 

A man was electrocuted to death in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday.

45-year-old Mohammad Shafi Lone Son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Lone, R/O Banger Mohallah Hajin received electric shock when he was repairing an electric wire at his home, officials said.Lone was removed to the Community Health Centre Hajin for treatment, however, the doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Oath As Prime Minister Of Pakistan Will Be Taken By Me On August 11: Imran Khan

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Oath As Prime Minister Of Pakistan Will Be Taken By Me On August 11: Imran Khan

Imran Khan today said that he will take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11, according to a media report.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own.

His party yesterday announced that it is trying to reach out to smaller parties and independents to form the next government.

Will take oath as Prime Minister on 11th of next month (August), Khan was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

“I have also decided about chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which I will announce in the next 48 hours. Whatever I have decided in this regard is in the best interest of people,” he said while addressing PTI members of provincial assembly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He said alleviation of poverty from interior Sindh will be among top priorities of his government.

Earlier, PTI spokesman Naeemul Haque on Saturday told reporters that party chief Khan will take oath as the Prime Minister before August 14.

He said that he hoped the president would call an assembly session and Khan would take oath as premier before Independence day.

Although the PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the polls, the final results issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) show that the party is still short of numbers to form its government independently. 

According to the results, the PTI has bagged 116 general seats — 22 short of simple majority — whereas the PML-N and PPP have won 64 and 43 seats, respectively.

The PTI is short of the 137 needed for simple majority and is trying to woo independents to join the party.

To meet the required number of votes, the PTI leadership has reportedly been approaching the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), PML-Quaid (PML-Q), and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), as well as independents.

Meanwhile, two major parties — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party — have agreed on formulation of a “coordinated joint strategy” if the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf manages to form its government at the centre.

NIA Raids DeM Chief’s Residence In Srinagar Central Kashmir

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NIA Raids DeM Chief’s Residence In Srinagar Central Kashmir

National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Monday carried out a search at the residence of DeM chief Asiya Andrabi at Iqbal Colony 90 feet road in Soura Srinagar.

Official sources said that searches are being carried out the residence of DeM chief in connection with a “sedition case” filed against them by the central agency.

Pertinently, Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi, along with her two associates was shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on July 6, 2018. The trio were taken from Central Jail Srinagar to the Srinagar international airport by the agency.

Schools To Open Tomorrow As Per Schedule: DSEK

 

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Schools To Open Tomorrow As Per Schedule: DSEK

CRPF Man Shot Dead In Pulwama Area Of South Kashmir

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CRPF Man Shot Dead In Pulwama Area Of South Kashmir

Mushrooming Of Quackery A Dangerous Trend In Jammu And Kashmir

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Mushrooming Of Quackery A Dangerous Trend In Jammu And Kashmir

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Health department has taken serious note on mushrooming of quackery in state of Jammu and Kashmir , and as such they all are continuous threat to the human lives . These imposters are administering mega doses of steroids and pain killers to suppress the symptoms of illness are actually playing with the innocent human lives
Recent expose of imposter , fraudster Fake doctor Tariq Ahmad Telli who was practising at multiple clinics in north Kashmir must has been booked by the BMO Pattan and the Dar medicate Hyderbagh under various stringent laws of penal code so that in future a person will think hundred times before indulging in practice of deception and fraud.

“It is a matter of great concern that these bluff masters are misusing the prefix “Dr” and are deceiving the gullible public”It is moral and social responsibility of civil societies, media fraternity, religious organisation to keep continuous vigil on these quacks who play with lives of innocent patients. While slamming government authorities for their complete failure to check the menace, these quacks have damaged the kidneys of large number of people in Kashmir by administering massive doses of pain killers for long duration.

Unless and until these fraudsters and imposters are not dealt with stringent laws of penal code , these people will continuously indulge in such malpractices”,BMO said .

Today 12 more illegal clinical establishments were sealed by Block Health Authority Pattan and action will be fallowed against them.

No Government Without 28 PDP MLAs Can Be Formed: Altaf Bukhari

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No Government Without 28 PDP MLAs Can Be Formed: Altaf Bukhari

Former Finance Minister Altaf Bukhari said that no government can be formed without 28 MLAs of Peoples’ Democratic Party and ruled out any compromise on demand over dialogue for resolution of Kashmir issue.

He said that presence of party MLAs and top leaders at today’s foundation day rally is enough to silence those who were talking about dissidence in PDP and formation of a government without Mehbooba Mufti led PDP. 

He said that PDP won’t compromise on its agenda of dialogue over resolution of Kashmir issue and is committed to work for the resumption of dialogue wit both Government of Pakistan and as well as resistance leadership in Jammu and Kashmir

JRL Calls Shutdown In Jammu And Kashmir On August 5th And 6th Against Threats To Article 35-A

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JRL Calls Shutdown In Jammu And Kashmir On August 5th And 6th Against Threats To Article 35-A

Joint Resistance Leadership has called for shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and 6 to protest against a “politically-motivated move” to “abrogate Article 35-A”.

In a series of tweets, Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the JRL met today to deliberate “serious challenge posed to Art 35A”.

“(We) want to make it clear to GOI any and every attempt made at changing the demographic nature of the state will be stiffly resisted. In touch with all segments including legal fraternity, traders, civil society, academia. There is complete unanimity and cohesion among all with regard to resisting & fighting this serious assault together. 5th and 6th of August a complete protest strike will be observed throughout (Jammu and Kashmir), people will register their total disapproval &resistance to this politically motivated move,” said the Mirwaiz, in a tweet.

He also warned of an agitation of the Article 35 –A, which defines permanent residents of the state, was tinkered with. “A mass agitation of hitting and occupying streets will be launched if any tinkering with 35A is allowed to take place under a legal garb, the consequences of which will be entirely on those perpetuating such mischievous ploys against people of J&K,” he said.

He also appealed to the people to take part in the agitation against “this assault” in case the leadership was arrested.

“People should to be ready as there is every apprehension of a mass crackdown against leadership & political activists by the ruling dispensation and we may be gagged arrested and jailed, in that case JRL appeals people to be strong& carry forward the agitation against this assault,” he said.

The Supreme Court of India is hearing two petitions challenging the validity of the Article 35 A on August 6.

Imran Khan Will Be Sworn In As Pakistan’s New Prime Minister On Independence Day On 14th August

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Imran Khan Will Be Sworn In As Pakistan’s New Prime Minister On Independence Day On 14th August

Imran Khan will be sworn in as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister before the country’s independence day on August 14, his party has announced as it is trying to reach out to smaller parties and independents to form the next government.

Though the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections, the party is still short of numbers to form its government on its own.

PTI leader Naeenul Haq told media last night that consultations are on to complete the number game.

“We have done our homework and he will take oath as Prime Minister before August 14,” Haq said.

According to the complete preliminary results announced by the ECP, the PTI has obtained 115 general seats — 12 short of a simple majority — while the PML-N and PPP have won 64 and 43 seats, respectively.

Pakistan’s NA – the lower house of Parliament – comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. A party can only form the government if it manages to secure 172 seats in total.
Meanwhile, political activities are at full swing and parties are holding open meetings and secret parleys to arrange the political chessboard.
Pakistan’s two major parties — the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) — are expected to meet in a couple of days to devise a joint strategy in a bid to give a tough time to the PTI in parliament, the Dawn reported.
The Pakistani electronic media throughout the day yesterday kept on mentioning names of possible candidates for key government offices and possible members of the federal cabinet.
The PTI leaders who have won more than one seat will have to vacate additional seats as the law allows an individual to retain only one seat. PTI chairman Khan has won five seats and he will have to vacate four seats.
Ghulam Sarwar Khan of Taxila has also won two NA seats by defeating former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and he will also have to vacate one seat.
Former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has won both National Assembly and provincial assembly seats.
If the PTI decides to nominate him again for the office of the chief minister, he will also have to vacate the NA seat which means that the party’s seats will be reduced to 109.
It was after these calculations that the PTI leadership has now decided to reach out to other smaller groups and independents since the party has already declared that it will not join hands with the PPP and the PML-N, the daily said.
The Dawn reported that Former secretary general of the PTI Jahangir Tareen had established contacts with independents and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) which has won six seats. There are 13 independents who have won the NA seats.
If the PTI obtains support of the GDA, MQM-P, PML-Q and the Awami Muslim League, the number of its seats will become 122 — still 15 short of the required numbers, which is more than the independents who have won the elections.
Other parties which will have representation in the NA are the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) with three members, and Jamhoori Watan Party, Awami National Party and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaniyat with one seat each.
Though the PPP and the PML-N have also rejected the elections results, sources in the two parties told Dawn that they would not support the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA)’s call for boycotting the oath-taking session of the National Assembly.
“We have decided to play the role of an aggressive opposition in parliament,” said a senior PML-N leader who had participated in the MMA-convened multiparty conference in Islamabad on Friday.
A senior leader of the PPP said so far they had not finalised any strategy for the elections of key parliamentary offices.
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari yesterday formed a committee to engage with political parties to discuss the way forward in the post-poll scenario.
The sources said contact had been established between the PPP.

Article 35-A On Agenda, JRL Meets At Geelani’s Residence In Srinagar

 

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Article 35-A On Agenda, JRL Meets At Geelani’s Residence In Srinagar

Taxi Driver Apprehended By Tourist Police With Poppy Straw In Srinagar Central Kashmir

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Taxi Driver Apprehended By Tourist Police With Poppy Straw In Srinagar Central Kashmir

Police on Sunday said that it has arrested a taxi driver with poppy straw in Srinagar.

A police spokesperson in a statement said: “Tourist Police Station Srinagar received a written complaint from tourists of Jaipur regarding malpractice done with them by a taxi driver of Batote, Jammu.”

“On receiving the complaint, tourist police swung into action and started the investigation. During the investigation, the taxi driver, found in suspicious circumstances, was checked. On checking the vehicle, 01 kilogram of poppy straw concealed in three polythene bags was recovered,” the spokesman said.

Accordingly, Police Station Kothibagh was informed for registration of FIR and subsequently case FIR number 68/2018 under section 8/15 NDPS Act was registered and the investigation has been taken up.

35 Kg Tumour Removed From An Elderly Woman

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35 Kg Tumour Removed From An Elderly Woman

A team of doctors in Kalyani College of Medicine and JNM Hospital today removed ovarian tumours weighing around 35.45 kg from a 60-year-old woman, the hospital said.

Assistant Professor, Gynaecological Surgeon Mriganka Mouli Saha of Kalyani JNM Hospital, who led the surgery team, said, “No such big ovarian tumour was operated successfully in our country in the recent past.” 

Arati Adhikary (60), the patient, is a resident of Kanchrapara Rajani Babu Road in North 24 Parganas.

The locals brought Arati, known to be a vagabond, to the hospital 10 days back.

Surgery team member Soumyabrata Mitra said that her tumour was detected through ultrasound.