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‘Gurus’ meant only for academics: Bukhari

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Jammu, Mar 24: Rolling out fresh initiatives to bring school education back on track, the Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said the government has decided to relieve teachers from all non-teaching assignments including elections, census and other off-beat responsibilities within the department to minimize the interruption of academic activities.
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 Govt initiates process of scrutinising Rohingayas, Bangladeshis’ papers
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Jammu, Mar 24: Jammu and Kashmir Government has initiated a process of scrutinising documents possessed by the population of Rohingayas and Bangladeshis living illegally in this winter capital of state.
"We received inputs regarding one particular family belonging to this particular community," Simrandeep Singh, Deputy Commissioner Jammu here said.
Singh said that the matter was inquired and later went to the house to find out as it seemed to be serious and concerning. " ......................

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Not just business units, houseboats are part of Kashmiri culture: Dr Drabu

SRINAGAR, MAR 24: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu on Friday said that the houseboats are not just business establishments but a part of Kashmiri culture and heritage, which needs to be preserved and propagated. "Kashmiri houseboats remain important to local economic growth not only in terms of tourism but for promoting culture, architecture, heritage and hospitality," Dr Drabu said at a felicitation function organized here by the Houseboat Owners Association.


Sham Choudhary assures sufficient irrigation facilities   

JAMMU, MAR 24: Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today informed progressive farmers and members of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans (SABDK) that de-silting works on main Ranbir canal and its distributaries are going on at the fastest rate possible. He assured them that they will get sufficient water for irrigation during ongoing Rabi season and ensuing Kharif season, so that their agricultural produce can be increased.. ......................

Official panel to oversee cable TV digitization
JAMMU, MAR 24: The Government today constituted a State Level Monitoring Committee to oversee progress of cable TV digitization in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to an order issued by the Financial Commissioner, Information Department, B B Vyas, the 5-member Committee will be headed by the Director Information. The other members of the Committee include Additional Secretary Information Department, Joint Director Information (Headquarters), Joint Director Information (Jammu) and Joint Director Information (Kashmir)........................

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 PM Modi sends 'chaadar' to Ajmer Dargah, hails Gharib Nawaz
 NEW DELHI, Mar 24: A 'chaadar' (shawl) will be offered at the famous Ajmer Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who on Friday hailed the Sufi saint as a "symbol of great spiritual traditions of India".
Modi handed over the "chaadar" to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh here for offering it at the shrine during the 'Urs' (festival) which starts on March 30. . .... .....................

AI bars Sena MP, cancels ticket fearing backlash by employees
New Delhi, Mar 24: State carrier Air India on Friday barred Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaekwad, who had assaulted its staffer, from its flights and even cancelled his return ticket to Pune from here, anticipating backlash by its employees
Gaekwad, who has been unapologetic about the incident on Thursday, had earlier on Friday said that he will be taking the Air India flight this evening
Air India said it has also written to the Shiv Sena communicating the decision to cancel the ticket. Shiv Sena Secretary Anil Desai told PTI that he has asked Gaekwad to change his travel plans as the party doesn't want the tensions to escalate
Gaekwad was booked on Delhi to Pune flight AI 849 scheduled for departure at 4 PM on Friday. ..................


MEA downplays Modi letter to Sharif on Pak National Day
 New Delhi, Mar 24: The External Affairs Ministry today downplayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's letter greeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan's National Day, saying it was a "normal courtesy and nothing unusual". "There is nothing unusual, it is a normal courtesy to write such letters to head of states and governments," ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. Refusing to divulge details of the letter, he just said the Prime Minister wrote that India wants to build relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror and violence. He also reiterated that Pakistan has to walk away from terror.

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Suicide attack at Dhaka airport; bomber killed
 Dhaka, Mar 24: A bomber was killed in a blast outside the Bangladeshi capital's main international airport Friday, police said, the third in a series of suspected attacks since last week. The bomb, carried by a man on foot, exploded near a police checkpoint monitoring vehicles heading to Hazrat Shahjahal International Airport. "The bomb carrier himself was killed," a Dhaka police spokesman, Yusuf Ali, told AFP. Ali did not say whether the attack had specifically targeted the checkpoint. The suspected attack was the third since last Friday, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a camp for the country's elite security force near the airport.. ...............

Indian IT firms brace for rude jolt as US House reintroduces bill seeking to stop outsourcing
 WASHINGTON, Mar 24: A bill seeking to prevent US companies from outsourcing jobs overseas by "abusing" H1-B programme has been re-introduced in the House of Representatives and may hit Indian IT firms and professionals. Democratic Congressman Derek Kilmer and his Republican colleague Doug Collins introduced the bill aimed at stopping employers, that are awarded temporary visas through the H-1B programme, from using them to train workers in the US and then move those jobs to another country.  . .

 After London attack, PM May demands more action against hate from social media firms
LONDON, Mar 24: British Prime Minister Theresa May wants social media firms to do more to prevent the spread of extremist material online, her spokesman said on Friday, two days after a British-born Muslim convert killed at least four people in London."The fight against terrorism and hate speech has to be a joint one," the spokesman said. "The government and the security services are doing everything that they can, and it's clear that social companies can and must do more.". ...............

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