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Gujjars demand death penalty for accused

Gujjars demand death penalty for accused

Jammu, Apr 13: After over two months, the Gujjar leaders, who have made their political careers over the lineage with the nomadic communities, finally woke up to the Kathua rape and murder and took to streets here demanding the accused be given death penalty. Protestors also raised slogans against the Jammu High Court Bar Association […]

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Protests, restrictions mark Friday in Valley

Protests, restrictions mark Friday in Valley

Friday prayers barred at Jamia Masjid

Srinagar, Apr 13: Restrictions were once again imposed in five police station areas of the city today as a “precautionary measure” to thwart any protests after Friday congregational prayers. Restrictions remained in place in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Maharajgunj and Safakadal police station areas of the city as the separatists had urged people to hold protests […]

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Foundation of India’s democratic structure crumbling: Karan Singh

Foundation of India’s democratic structure crumbling: Karan Singh

Srinagar, Apr 13: Commenting on Asifa rape-and-murder case, former Member of Parliament and senior Congress leader Dr Karan Singh on Friday said Indians need to do some “deep introspection” as the foundation of India’s “democratic structure seems to be crumbling.” “For the health reasons I was unable to join the Congress’ presidents mid night rally […]

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Cong accuses BJP for seeing Kathua, Unnao rape cases through ‘prism of religion’

Cong accuses BJP for seeing Kathua, Unnao rape cases through ‘prism of religion’

New Delhi, Apr 13:  The Congress today accused the BJP of viewing the Kathua and Unnao rape cases through the “prism of religion” and demanded sacking of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi noted that the Kathua and Unnao incidents cannot be termed as “normal cases” and said these have shamed the […]

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NC warns of civil disobedience movement

NC warns of civil disobedience movement

Asks govt to sack Lal Singh, Chandra Prakash Ganga; expels Hiranagar block prez

Srinagar, Apr 13: National Conference (NC) on Thursday warned of launching a civil disobedience movement against the government if it failed to act against two ministers who rallied in support of the accused in Asifa rape-and-murder case. In a statement, an NC spokesman said that the party’s core group met today in which it was […]

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Kamal Hassan ‘angry’ over Kathua incident

Kamal Hassan ‘angry’ over Kathua incident

Chennai, Apr 13: Actor-politician Kamal Hassan today expressed anguish over the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, saying he felt “angry” for failing her. “Does it have to be your own daughter for you to understand? She could’ve been mine,” he tweeted. Hassan, founder-president of Makkal Needhi Mayyam, said […]

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Dineshwar Sharma meets Governor

Dineshwar Sharma meets Governor

Srinagar, Apr 13: Centre’s special representative on Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma called on Governor N.N. Vohra at Raj Bhavan in Jammu last evening. “Governor and Sharma held extended discussions regarding the crucial importance of maintaining peace and normalcy in the state alongside the effective functioning of the administrative apparatus,” said a spokesman. Sharma was […]

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Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

Kangan, Apr 13: Traffic movement on the strategic 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway resumed on Friday afternoon after remaining closed since Wednesday evening. Officials said landslides hit the Sonamarag-Drass stretch in Zojila area at zero point and other places Wednesday evening, forcing suspension of traffic movement. A senior traffic police officer at Sonamarag said that traffic was […]

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31% of PM’s JK package released

31% of PM’s JK package released

New Delhi, Apr 13: Thirty-one percent of the Prime Minister’s Rs 80,000-crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir has been released to the State government and 25 percent of the total amount utilised so far, officials said today. In March, a parliamentary standing committee had said in a report that the progress on implementing the […]

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Minor girl kidnapped in Rajouri rescued

Minor girl kidnapped in Rajouri rescued

Jammu, Apr 13: A minor girl who was allegedly kidnapped by a youth in Rajouri district was rescued from Mumbai, police said today. The girl was rescued on April 11 after the police received a complaint that she was kidnapped by a youth in Sounchal area in Kalakote belt of the district last week, the […]