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Chaos! order of the day: Heavy traffic jam on River Tawi bridge on Wednesday evening. .. .  .....    Aman      

Stone-pelters fighting for nation: Farooq

Srinagar, Apr 5: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today defended the stone-pelting youth in the Valley, saying they are fighting for the nation and for the resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of its people.
But the remarks by the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister came in for sharp condemnation from the state's ruling coalition partners PDP and the BJP. The PDP dubbed the remarks as "political opportunism" while the BJP said it was "worrisome".

 India underlines claim over PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan
NEW DELHI, Apr 5: India today underlined its claim over territories of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani occupation amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as a new province.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its territory. She made the statement after BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab wondered if the government has even properly responded to Pakistan's move to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province. Noting that some Western countries had criticised it, he asked, "What is our government's response?" He asked the government to not forget history or it will be condemned to repeat it.


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Ramnavami celebrated with religious fervour across Jammu  

JAMMU, APR 5: Ramnavami, the birthday of Lord Rama was celebrated across Jammu region with religious fervour and gaiety. To mark the occasion, an impressive and colourful Rath-Yatra (Jhanki) was taken out by Jammu and Kashmir Dharmarth Trust in association with Raghunath Bazaar Welfare Association, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Rajput Sabha, Brahmin Sabha, Mahajan Sabha, Khatri Sabha, Raghunath Bazaar Heritage Society and various other social organizations.   ...................


Developmental landscape of Jammu transforming fast: Dy CM   

JAMMU, APR 5: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said sustained efforts are underway to fast pace development of Jammu city, so that it comes up as one of the most developed modern cities of north India replete with all facilities. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a gathering at JDA Club in Roop Nagar area of Jammu city. Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat was also present on the occasion. ..... . ......................

 Sethi urges valley youth to hold lotus in place of stones, guns
JAMMU, APR 5: In tourists' season, the State will be looking for flowers in hands of youth instead of stones for better future and economy. This was stated by BJP State Chief Spokesperson, Sunil Sethi, in a press release issued here today. Sethi said that it is the time, when the hands, which would write destiny of the State, should hold lotus in place of guns and stones. Present dispensation at New Delhi has made it quite clear that there can be no meaningful dialogue under threat or intimidation. For talks to be held, it is the responsibility of public of Kashmir to shun violence and come on table to discuss problems within the Constitution of India,    , .......................

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No need to worry about IS in India: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Apr 5: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured that there is no need for Indians to be concerned about Islamic State (IS) as the terror group has little penetration in the country. "There is no need for Indians to be worried about IS (penetration) in India. If a few youth get radicalised by them, we also have counter-radicalisation programmes," Rajnath told the Rajya Sabha. In response to a question by a member whether unemployment and poor socio-economic background -- and not just religious fundamentalism -- were responsible for Indian youths` radicalisation, Rajnath ruled out the possibility.
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 Indian Coast Guard apprehends Sri Lankan boat, 7 crew members for illegal fishing
Chennai, Apr 4: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has apprehended a Sri Lankan boat and seven of its crew members for alleged illegal fishing in Indian waters. "The Sri Lankan fishing boat was apprehended 150 NM (Nautical Miles) off Kanyakumai Coast while engaged in illegal fishing in Indian waters," a PIB defence release here said. ICG Ship Vaibhav apprehended the boat and its crew yesterday, it said, adding, they would be handed over to the Coastal Security Group at Tuticorin for further investigation.


Mamata ahead of Bangladesh PM's visit claims there is no water in Teesta river

Kolkata, Apr 5: Just hours before Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina lands in New Delhi for the crucial bilateral meet, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has thrown a spanner over the Teesta water-sharing issue. While addressing an administrative meeting in Bankura district on Wednesday, Mamata claimed that there was not enough water in the Teesta river. "What can I do if there is no water? Water levels are drying up. Teesta doesn't have water. Mahananda too has dried up. This is the scenario in April, then imagine what will happen during peak summer before the monsoon arrives

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Britain, France renew call for Assad to go after Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON, Apr 5: President Donald Trump has removed chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the high-level meetings. A new memorandum about the council's composition was published Wednesday in the Federal Register. The memo no longer lists the chief strategist as a member of the Principals Committee, a group of high-ranking officials who meet to discuss pressing national security priorities. Tom Bossert, the assistant to the president for Homeland

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US H-1B tightening is an opportunity for India’s skilled talent
WASHINGTON, Apr 5: The Trump administration move to make it more difficult for entry-level computer programmers to use the H-1B visa is an opportunity for India to send its more talented professionals on these visas. Already, entry-level programmers have become a small part of the total number of applicants for H-1Bs. Official US data shows that computer programmers certified as eligible for H-1B in 2014 and 2015 were only about 12% of the total number   : "...,..  . ..........

Student writes 'BlackLivesMatter' 100 times, gets into Stanford University
NEW YORK, Apr 5: An 18-year-old Bangladeshi-American Muslim student has won a place at the prestigious Stanford University after writing '#BlackLivesMatter' a 100 times in the essay section of his application. Ziad Ahmed said he was "stunned" when his innovative approach to the application process, which he described as "unapologetic activism", paid off. On his Stanford University application, Ahmed was

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