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STANDING TALL: A view of under construction Legislative Assembly Complex captured by GJ lensman Aman on Friday.. . .  .....    Aman      

PM speaks to Mehbooba on flood situation

New Delhi, Apr 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and offered all possible support in dealing with the flood situation in the valley. "Spoke to J&K CM MehboobaMufti on the flood situation in the state. Offered all possible support from Centre in dealing with the situation," he tweeted. Modi reached out to Mehbooba at a time when the Kashmir valley is facing a flood threat, with Jhelum being in spate..

3 soldiers killed as avalanches strike Ladakh
Jammu, Apr 7: Army today found bodies of three soldiers who were missing after multiple avalanches struck the post in Batalik scetor of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. "Army today recovered bodies of three soldiers who went missing during avalanches", an army official said.
Unprecedented snowfall triggered multiple avalanches in Batalik yesterday, burying a post, he said. The soldiers have been identified as - Havaldar Prabhu Kirke (43), Lance Naik Bihari Marandi (34) and Sepoy Kuldeep Lakra (22). All of them hailed from Jharkhand, the official said. The bodies were trapped under 15 feet of snow. The soldiers were deployed at the hills of Kargil. Fresh avalanches today hit army posts in Kaksar belt of Kargil district but all affected soldiers were rescued, he said.


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Joint Chief Electoral Officer visit Special Camps  

JAMMU, APR 7: In connection with revision of Panchayat Electoral Rolls-2017, the Joint Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Raman Kumar Kesar, accompanied by the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Jammu, Krishan Lal and Deputy District Election Officer, Samba today visited different polling stations in Bari Brahmana and its adjoining areas, where Special Camps are being held for revision of Panchayat Electoral Rolls. During the visit, the Officers interacted with electors present in the camps and observed that good number of claims and objections have been received. .  ...................


JKP bids adieu to Syed Muzaffar Hussain

JAMMU, APR 7: Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters accorded an emotional send-off to the Director Prosecution, State Vigilance Organization, Syed Muzaffar Hussain in a simple but impressive function at the Police Officers Mess. Highlighting contributions made by Syed Muzaffar Hussain during his 33-years long service career, the Additional Director General of Police, Headquarters (ADGP) V K Singh described him as one of the most professional officers of the organization. The officer rendered an exemplary service and has always been loyal to the law, Singh added. ..... . ......................

 NC's monopoly ruined J&K: Zulfkar
SRINAGAR, APR 7: Accusing National Conference as a power-hungry party, the PDP leader and Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that era of political monopoly ended in 2002, when Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) provided an alternate platform for people of Jammu & Kashmir.
Interacting with representatives of tribal community at Srinagar, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali said that there was monopoly of National Conference in past and they ruined the State, because they were the un-opposed rulers every time. "The party enjoyed power for many decades, during which the condition of Jammu & Kashmir deteriorated and the State became a militancy zone, with the top most position among corrupt States,    , .......................

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India to sign two major defence deals with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, Apr 7: India will conclude two major defence pacts with Bangladesh -- as Sheikh Hasina landed in Delhi on Friday on a four-day visit -- in what would be first such agreements between Delhi and any of its neighbour in South Asia with an eye on greater stability in the region. Defence pacts will key deliverables from the Bangladesh PM’s visit which has been described as ‘very very special’ by India. While an umbrella agreement on defence ties will encompass all existing defence cooperation including joint exercises and training, Delhi will offer 500 mn
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Now, TMC MP Dola Sen delays Air India flight by 30 minutes over seating arrangement
New Delhi, Apr 7: A Delhi to Kolkata flight was delayed by nearly 30 minutes after Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen on Friday created rucks by refusing to abide by the security protocols. According to agency reports, the argument began after Air India staff on board the flight requested the Trinamool MP to shift her senior citizen mother from the emergency exit seat. However, the MP refused to do so. After about 30 minutes of disagreement, the lawmaker’s mother was finally placed on another seat. Dola Sen was reportedly


India rejects Ontario assembly motion on Sikh riots

NEW DELHI, Apr 7: The legislative assembly of Ontario has passed a motion extending the official recognition to the 1984 riots as Sikh "genocide" in India, which has strongly rejected the move terming it as "misguided". External affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said India's views have been conveyed to the government and political leadership in Canada. "We have noted the passage of a private members' motion in the legislative assembly of Ontario on April 6. We reject this misguided motion which is based on a limited understanding of India, its constitution, society, ethos, rule of law and the judicial process."  "Our views have been conveyed to the government and political leadership in Canada," he said. He was replying to a question regarding passage of a private members' motion


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US missile strike foolish and irresponsible: Syrian President Assad's office

DAMASCUS, Apr 7: A US missile strike on an airbase in central Syria early on Friday was "foolish and irresponsible," President Bashar al-Assad's office said. "What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible behaviour, which only reveals its short-sightedness and political and military blindness to reality," a statement said. The US fired a barrage of 59 cruise missiles at the Shayrat base in response to a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town on Tuesday widely blamed on the Damascus regime. The Syrian government .

Pakistani cricketer jailed in wife  beating case in UK

London, Apr 7: A 34-year-old Pakistani man, who clubbed his wife with a cricket bat and forced her to drink bleach, was on Friday jailed for 18 months after a judge said he was "fundamentally misled" by the cricketer. Judge Richard Mansell was reviewing his own previous non-custodial sentence at Manchester Crown Court and said he had been "fundamentally misled" after Mustafa Bashir's legal team had claimed that he had been ..........

 Turkey holds out hope on Trump as Syria strategies finally align
Turkey, Apr 7: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was fuming, but in a novel twist it wasn’t about U.S. relations. As Turkey’s top diplomat barged into the VIP room at the Antalya expo center, he reprimanded aides for a program that was two hours off schedule. He was tied up at this tourism convention for longer than he’d expected, missed lunch, and was stuck with a lousy time slot for a television appearance -- “Will anyone be watching NTV at 6?" he barked. But one person he’s not angry at is Donald J. Trump, the new U.S. president. Since the billionaire real estate investor was inaugurated, an unlikely revival in Turkish-American relations looks to be emerging

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