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Violence mars Srinagar LS By-poll; 8 dead, several injured

SRINAGAR, APR 9: Violence marred polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha bye-elections today as eight people were killed and several injured in firing by security forces on rampaging mobs in various parts of the constituency, with merely 7.14 per cent voters' turnout. Rampaging mobs took to streets at scores of places across the Lok Sabha constituency straddling Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts, perpetrating wanton violence and arson, even setting ablaze polling station and attempting to set on fire two others, amid a boycott called by the separatists.

Abysmally low 7.14% turnout recorded

SRINAGAR, APR 9: Around 7.14 percent of voter turnout was recorded in 2-Srinagar Parliamentary constituency for which bye-elections were held today. The constituency comprises three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. This information was given by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shantmanu at a press conference here today. He was flanked by IGP Kashmir, SJM Gillani and other officers of the Election Department. He said as many as 1559 polling stations were set up and 6236 poll personnel were deployed for 1261395 electorate of Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.


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Shrine Board reviews Super speciality Hospital functioningr   

KAKRYAL, APR 9: Governor N N Vohra, Chairman, alongwith all Members of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, with whom the Shrine Board has collaborated to set up the Super-specialty Hospital, Kakryal, visited Hospital today and undertook an extensive review on completion of one year of the Hospital's functioning. They visited various diagnostic and treatment units and, thereafter, held an extensive meeting to decide future expansion of facilities to meet emerging requirements of this tertiary care hospital and developing it as a centre for providing excellent standards of patient care.. .  ...................


Teachings of seers, saints only way to attain peace: Dy CM

JAMMU, APR 9: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh said that the teachings of our religious seers and saints are more relevant today and need to be propagated, promoted and imbibed in order to usher a era of peace and tranquility in the world. The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing a function organized by Jain Sabha Jammu in connection with celebrations of Mahavir Jayanti, birth anniversary celebrations of Lord Mahavira, at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu University The Minister of State for Education & Tourism, Priya Sethi; MLC Ashok Khajuria, MLA Rajesh Gupta, Financial Commissioner Agriculture, Pramod Jain, representatives of Jain Sabha including Jain families in a large numbers were also present on the occasion. .. ..... . ......................

 Central University hosts first Alumni Meet
JAMMU, APR 9: To celebrate reunion of students, the Central University of Jammu organized first Alumni meet here at its Temporary Academic Block (TAB) and over 70 alumni of the University participated in colourful programme, which was filled with nostalgia and ecstasy. Vice-Chancellor CUJ, Prof Ashok Aima inaugurated the meet. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the University not only produces academicians and intellectuals but also inculcates moral values in students. The former students were seen reminiscing good old days and exchanging contact numbers to remain in touch even after the meet. People came from all the way from different parts and across the State to meet classmates and teachers of their Department. Alumni also shared their experiences with other students and research scholars of the University.    , .......................

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President Pranab Mukherjee urges people to help make India cashless society

NEW DELHI, Apr 9: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday urged the people to support the government's mission to make India a cashless society. "I urge all citizens to extend their unstinted support to the mission of a less cash India. All efforts of the government will achieve their end only if people were to adopt them proactively," the President said. Mukherjee was speaking on the occasion of the 100th mega draw of lots for Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. "India has a long way to go to become a cashless society. Presently, we remain primarily a cash-based economy with about 95 per cent of the personal
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Robbers loot passengers aboard Delhi-Patna Rajdhani Express in Bihar
Patna, Apr 9: In a daring robbery, a gang on Sunday morning at a gunpoint looted passengers of cash and valuables and assaulted some of them aboard the prestigious New Delhi-Patna Rajdhani Express in Bihar's Buxar district. A dozen men barged into three coaches of the train near the Buxar railway station, about 125 km from here, and threatened to shoot the passengers if they tried to resist the robbery, the passengers told the police. At least seven Government Railway Police (GRP) official - a sub-inspector and six constables - were suspended and a FIR was registered at the Patna railway station after the angry passengers protested here, as per. "The thieves got into the Patna-bound Rajdhani Express (train number 12310) and lifted the luggage of several passengers..


Indian, Chinese navies rescue merchant ship in Gulf of Aden

NEW DELHI, Apr 9: Navies of India and China today rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after it was hijacked by Somali pirates, in a well-coordinated operation which came in the midst of strain in ties between the two countries over a range of sticky issues.  After getting a distress call about the attack by pirates on the cargo vessel OS 35 last night with 19 Filipino crew members, the Indian Navy sent its two frontline warships, INS Mumbai and INS Tarkash, while the Chinese Navy also moved in its missile frigate Yulin. The two Indian ships were in the region as part of an overseas deployment.  The merchant ship was travelling from Kelang in Malaysia to port city of Aden in Yemen and following the attack, the crew had locked themselves in the 'citadel', a safe room inside the vessel, according to the Indian Navy. While the Indian Navy deployed a helicopter that provided

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Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 38 in Egypt, IS claims attack

Cairo, Apr 9: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing two Egyptian churches as worshippers gathered to mark Palm Sunday, killing at least 38 people in the deadliest attacks on the Coptic Christian minority in recent memory. The attacks followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks ahead of a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for the country’s Christian minority. The first bombing struck the Mar Girgis church in the city of Tanta north of Cairo, killing 27 people, the health ministry said. .

Sweden truck attack suspect showed interest in IS

STOCKHOLM, Apr 9: The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and was facing deportation after being refused residency, Swedish police said on Sunday. A second suspect has meanwhile been formally placed under arrest in connection with the attack that killed four people and injured 15 others, the Stockholm district court said on Sunday. Powered by Watson, IBM Cloud solutions enable personalisation in real time for customers that both, expect and demand more from the businesses serving them. The news came as thousands of people gathered under sunny spring skies amid a sea of flowers and candles to honour the dead and to stand against terrorism..........

Trump officials say no new US focus on ousting Syria's Assad
WASHINGTON, Apr 9: The chemical weapons attack in Syria that triggered retaliatory American airstrikes hasn't shifted U.S. priorities toward ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad, top Trump administration officials said. After last Tuesday's chemical attack, President Donald Trump said his attitude toward Assad "has changed very much" and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson even said "steps are underway" to organize a coalition to remove him from power. But in a television interview that aired Sunday, Tillerson said the priority "really hasn't changed." Defeating the Islamic State group remains the top focus, Tillerson said. Once that threat "has been reduced or eliminated,I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria,"

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