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CM accepts resignations of two BJP ministers

CM accepts resignations of two BJP ministers

Forwards same to Governor

Srinagar, Apr 15: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today accepted the resignations of two controversial BJP ministers, who had participated in a rally in support of the people arrested in connection with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, officials said. The resignations of Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga were received […]

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Trials in Kathua rape-murder case begin today

Trials in Kathua rape-murder case begin today

Jammu, Apr 15:  The trials in the gruesome Kathua rape-and-murder case begin Monday against eight accused who allegedly held an 8-year-old girl in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua district for a week in January this year during which she was kept sedated and sexually assaulted before being bludgeoned to death. The accused […]

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Farooq pitches for law to award death penalty for raping minors

Farooq pitches for law to award death penalty for raping minors

Blames PDP for dispossession , hounding of Gujjars, Bakerwals

Srinagar, Apr 15: Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today demanded a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to bring in a bill to award capital punishment to those who rape minors. Abduallah’s comment comes in the backdrop of a nationwide condemnation of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in […]

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Cong dismisses BJP’s demand for sacking Mir

Cong dismisses BJP’s demand for sacking Mir

Mir says, never raised questions on police probe

New Delhi/Jammu, Apr 15 : The Congress today dismissed the BJP’s demand of sacking its Jammu and Kashmir unit chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir for allegedly terming the Kathua rape and murder case as “motivated”, saying it was because of his demand that the inquiry into the matter had seen some progress initially. The Congress also […]

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BAK withdraws offer to contest free for accused

BAK withdraws offer to contest free for accused

Jammu, Apr 14:  Cut to size by the apex court’s snub, the Bar Association Kathua (BAK) today withdrew its offer to contest without charge the case of the eight people accused in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in the district. The BAK’s decision comes a day after the Supreme Court […]

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UN official tells Pak to address outstanding issues with India through peaceful means

UN official tells Pak to address outstanding issues with India through peaceful means

United Nations, Apr 15 :  A top UN official has asked Pakistan to address the outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, reiterating Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca made the remarks after concluding his visit to Pakistan on April 13. […]

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JKPCC, JHBA hold candlelight marches in Jammu

JKPCC, JHBA hold candlelight marches in Jammu

Jammu, Apr 14: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) and the Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHBA) today held candlelight marches here to protest the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district. Scores of state Congress leaders led by president G A Mir staged nearly an hour-long candlelight vigil […]

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Man shot at in Shopian

Man shot at in Shopian

Shopian: Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot at and injured in a Shopian area Sunday late evening. Sources said that some suspected militant fired at one Kifayat Mir, son of Bashir Ahmad Mir at Kiloora Shopian. The bullets hit the man’s legs and the injured was shifted to Bone and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, sources […]

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Inciting people, threatening police doesn’t defuse tension: Omar

Inciting people, threatening police doesn’t defuse tension: Omar

Srinagar, Apr 15: Opposition leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday questioned BJP legislator Lal Singh’s assertion that he had participated in the rally organized by Hindu Ekta Manch outfit in favour of accused in Kathua minor rape and murder case “to defuse tension”. Omar in his reaction on social networking website Twitter said: “I don’t understand […]

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Juvenile tries to rape four-year-old

Juvenile tries to rape four-year-old

Jammu, Apr 15: A juvenile allegedly attempted to rape a four-year-old girl in Udhampur district, police said today. The boy, a Class 9 student, had gone to deliver milk to the family in Udhampur town when he found the girl alone and tried to rape her yesterday, a police official said. However, he fled the […]