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SET TO DECONGEST TRAFFIC: Electric cable is being laid at new fly over at Bikram Chowk, which is all set to take off on Baisakhi for vehicular movement.. .  .....    Aman      

Stop supporting militancy for talks to happen: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Apr 4: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked Pakistan to stop supporting militancy in the state and enable restoration of peace so that a dialogue process could begin.  "It is my appeal to those across (the border) that they should renew the policy of not supporting militancy or the gun that they had adopted during (Prime Minister A B) Vajpayee's time," she said addressing an election meeting in Dooru in Anantnag constituency.

 Farooq asks people to fight fascism
Srinagar, Apr 4: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today claimed that the upcoming bypolls to two parliamentary seats in Jammu and Kashmir presented an opportunity to the people to fight against the wave of tyranny and fascism sweeping across the country. This election is a war of survival between "fascism and dignity between BJPs cultural and tyrannical onslaught on one end" and Kashmirs collective honour and prestige on the other end, the NC leader claimed. Abdullah, who is the candidate of the NC-Congress alliance for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, was addressing public meetings in Khan Sahib assembly segment of Budgam and Safakadal area of Eidgah

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Old city to be developed as Heritage Hub: Dr Singh   

JAMMU, APR 4: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Navratra celebrations remind us of existing bonds of brotherhood, harmony and also urge us to ensure their consolidation for taking forward values of humanism and oneness. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by the Traders Federation of Warehouse Jammu in connection with celebrations of Navratras here today. Terming Warehouse as the nerve centre of Jammu's economic   ...................


Shat Chandi Maha Yagya concludes at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine   

KATRA, APR 4: Shat Chandi Maha Yagya organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji during Navratras for peace and prosperity, concluded today with Purna-Ahuti on the auspicious occasion of Ramanavami. Besides senior officers and staff of the Shrine Board, a large number of pilgrims participated in Purna-Ahuti and other religious ceremonies performed amidst Vedic Mantras. A group of 27 pandits led by Prof Vishwamurti Shastri performed the Maha Yagya. ..... . ......................

Coalition has failed to restore peace in the State: Mankotia
SRINAGAR, APR 4: State President JKNPP, Balwant Singh Mankotia has blamed the coalition Government for its failure to restore normalcy and peace in the State. Mankotia said that incidents of militant attacks have increased in the past few days, which is a cause of serious concern and shows inability of the coalition Government to deal with present situation.  While addressing a series of public rallies at various Panchayats of Udhampur district, carried out for seeking Statehood status for Jammu, Mankotia informed that party will constitute Panther Statehood Committees at Panchayat levels. Mankotia addressed Statehood rallies at Ghordi, Barmen, Laad, Amba Laid, Kaldi, Hatryan,.  , .......................

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Dalai Lama visited Arunachal 6 times between 1983-2009

NEW DELHI, Apr 4: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whose ongoing trip to Arunchal Pradesh has irked China, visited the northeastern state six times since 1983-- the last trip came in 2009.  The 2009-visit had come exactly 50 years after Dalai Lama had passed through the state on his way to India from Lhasa, Tibet.  His first trip was in 1983 (March 24-May 6) when he visited Miao, Tenzingang, Bomdila, Tawang, Dirang and Itanagar, according
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Keep getting threatening calls, says man behind SC’s ban on highway liquor sale
Chandigarh, Apr 4: Harman Sidhu, who led a campaign against liquor vends on highways and drunken driving, has said that he keeps getting threat calls but would like to take them in his stride. “I keep getting such calls. There is nothing new,” he said. The 47-year-old city resident’s campaign had recently led to the Supreme Court order shutting down liquor shops and bars within 500 metres of highways across the country. When asked to comment on the nature of threat calls received by him, Sidhu said, “Some callers say ‘hume aapko haar pehanane hai’ (we want


Geeta Johri, who probed Sohrabuddin fake encounter, to become Gujarat’s first woman DGP

New Delhi, Apr 4: Geeta Johri, a police officer who courted controversy for her role in investigating the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, was on Tuesday appointed Gujarat’s director general of police (DGP), the first woman to head the force. She was charge-sheeted by the CBI but a court later discharged her as the agency failed to the get mandatory prosecution sanction from the state government. Johri replaced PP Pandey, who resigned as the DGP after his appointment was challenged by former top cop Julio Riberio in the Supreme Court. While the state government termed it as an example of woman empowerment, the appointment received flak from a section of activists. (Agencies)

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Syria chemical attack perpetrators must be held to account
Syria, Apr 4: Britain on Monday condemned a suspected chemical attack in Syria, saying it bore “all the hallmarks” of action by government forces and calling for those responsible to be “held to account”. “Horrific reports of chemical weapons attack in Idlib, Syria. Incident must be investigated and perpetrators held to account,” Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote on Twitter. In a separate statement, he added:  .... ...............

S&P downgrades South Africa to junk: Here is what it means for the rainbow nation
Africa, Apr 4: South Africa’s investment-grade credit status hangs by a thread after S&P Global Ratings cut the country’s debt to junk and Moody’s Investors Service placed it on review for a downgrade. S&P now rates South Africa’s foreign-currency debt BB+, one level below investment grade, with a negative outlook. Fitch Ratings and Moody’s assess the nation’s creditworthiness at BBB- and Baa2, one and two levels above sub-investment, respectively. Both have a negative outlook, meaning they’re.   : "...,..  . ..........

Russian metro bomb suspect a Muslim born in central Asia: investigators
OSH, KYRGYZSTAN, Apr 4: A Russian suicide bomber originally from mainly Muslim Kyrgyzstan detonated the explosives in a St Petersburg train carriage that killed 14 people and wounded 50, authorities said on Tuesday.
The suspect had radical Islamist links, Russian media cited law enforcement officials as saying, raising the possibility Monday's attack could have been inspired by Islamic State, which has not struck a major city in Russia before. So far, no-one has claimed responsibility for the blast.. ... ...............

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