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PUFFING SKILLS: A Sikh youth mesmerizes viewers by skillfully releasing colourful flames in air during Nagar Kirtan procession in Jammu on Monday. Aman    

Governor addresses Joint Session amid pandemonium  
JAMMU, JAN 2: Calling for a collective and concerted effort to address the socio-economic concerns of the State's youth and contain the increasing alienation, Jammu and Kashmir Governor, N N Vohra today said the Legislature shall have to take a lead to jointly find ways in which the new generation will be the vanguard for reducing the political, ethnic, regional, and ideological differences which.................

Mehbooba seeks Opposition support to get J&K out of uncertainties, violence   
JAMMU, JAN 2: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today sought the support and cooperation of the opposition in her efforts to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the cycle of uncertainties and violence. She said the present uncertainties in the State have their roots in many of the misadventures in the past by some political elements just to remain in power. Speaking on the Obituary Reference in the Legislative Assembly on the first day of the budget session, the Chief Minister said everyone in the State is pained by the repeat.................

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'Nagar Kirtan' taken out with religious fervour and devotion

JAMMU, JAN 25: A colourful "Nagar Kirtan" (religious procession) in the city of temples today ahead of Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary falling on 5th January. The most important and major festival of the community, The Sikh organizations of Jammu organised a colourful "Nagar Kirtan", which started from Bibi Chand Kour Gurudwara Sahib and passed through Samadian Road-Vinayak Chowk-Gummat............


12 off days in 36-day Assembly Session 

JAMMU, JAN 2: A month-long Assembly session which started here today amid hullabaloo will have 12 holidays. The Assembly session which started here this morning with Governor N N Vohra's address will conclude on February 6. As per calendar of sitting issued for the fourth session of the 12th Legislative Assembly, the 12 holidays comprise...................

CEO lodges complaint against unlawful chopper ticket booking  
KATRA, JAN 2: Taking a serious view of the false commitments and unlawful ticket bookings for helicopter being offered by a travel portal i.e., the CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, A. K. Sahu has lodged a complaint with the Police Station, Katra, against the said portal and its agents. The Police Station, Katra, has registered an FIR for cheating against the said.........................

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Haj application process goes digital, mobile app launched
MUMBAI, JAN 2: Giving a digital push to the Haj application process for the first time, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here today launched a mobile application which will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage. "It is for the first time that Haj application process is going to be digital," Naqvi said during the launch of the event at Haj House in south Mumbai. "This is a major..............

Outgoing CJI questions Centre over transfer of HC judges 
NEW DELHI, JAN 2: The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre as why judges and chief justices of high courts are not being transferred despite the recommendations of the collegium and asked it to file a status report on such pending transfers with detailed reasons in two weeks. The apex court said it gives...........


Agni-IV, nuke-capable ballistic missile successfully test fired   
NEW DELHI, JAN 2: India today successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, with a strike range of 4000-km, from Balasore test range off Odisha coast. News agency PTI quoted defence sources to confirm the development. According to reports, Agni-IV is capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 km. The missile, which is about 20 metres tall and weighs 17 tons, was earlier flight-tested from the...............

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US sanctions 7 Pakistani entities 
ISLAMABAD, DEC 31: The US has slapped sanctions on seven Pakistani entities associated with the country's missile programme, a media report said today. An official notification by the US Department of Commerce said that the entities added to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) list "have been determined by the US government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of..............

European cities ramp up security for New Year after Berlin attack
Berlin, Dec 30: European capitals tightenedsecurity on Friday ahead of New Year's celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people. In the German capital, police closed the Pariser Platz square..........

Russia not to expel US diplomats: Vladimir Putin
Moscow, Dec 30: In a shocking move, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday decided not to expel any US diplomat in response to the recent sanctions imposed by Washington. "We will not create problems for American diplomats. We will not expel anyone," Putin said in a statement released by the Kremlin. Putin's response came as reports were doing rounds that the Russian Foreign Ministry..........

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