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Only 2 pc turnout in re-poll in Srinagar LS constituency

Srinagar, Apr 13: A mere two per cent turnout was witnessed in repolling held in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, making it the lowest percentage in the state's history, election officials said. However, the overall percentage in the entire constituency now stood at 7.13 per cent, the officials said. The situation was by and large peaceful during today's electoral exercise which had been necessitated because of large-scale violence on last Sunday when balloting was held in the entire constituency. "Only 709 of the 34,169 voters exercised their franchise across all the 38 polling stations by the time the polling ended at 4 pm," an election official said. No votes were polled in Khansahib assembly segment while only three

Never played in instigating stone pelters: Farooq

GJ Report
Jammu, Apr 13: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today refuted allegations of having hand-in-glove with separatists in instigating Kashmiri Youth. Refuting the allegations of being hand-in-glove with separatists in instigating Kashmiri youth to throw stones, Dr Abdullah said, "Not at all. I have never played that and don't tell me that." Dr Abdullah was here in the town to attend a function organised as a part of Baisakhi Festival organised by a Sikh organisation.  On a question about his statements calling stone pelters "true nationalists", which might have encouraged mob at Budgam in the April 9 bypoll for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat which he contested, Dr Abdullah said, "every stone thrower is not like this". Let us not generalize the situation".

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PwC to develop model village in Kathua: Dr Jitendra    

GJ REPORT
NEW DELHI, APR 13: PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) International Ltd., headquartered at New York, will develop village Budhi in block Barnoti of district Kathua as a 'Model Village'. This was disclosed here today by the Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh, when the International Chairman PwC, Robert E. Moritz, who is currently on a visit to India, called on him and formally handed over to him a Vision Document outlining salient features and various levels, at which the upgradation of village is proposed to be done by the PwC.  Pertinent to mention that even before formalizing the final plan, the PwC has already undertaken work on construction of additional class-rooms and toilets at local school .... .  ...................

 

 DCC delegation calls on DC Leh

GJ REPORT
LEH, APR 13: District Congress Committee (DCC) Leh called on the Deputy Commissioner Leh and discussed various issues being faced by the public.  The main issues highlighted by the delegation included closure of Khardongla and Changla passes due to snowfall, immediate clearing of roads to Lamayuru, Wanla, Batalik, Koraok and Khamak Dat. "The snowfall has caused heavy damage to standing popular, willow and fruit trees besides many residential houses. Hence the same should be declared as a natural calamity, for providing adequate relief to effected farmers," the DCC members demanded.  They further said that more than 40% of district population has not been issued Adhaar cards till date. The delegation expressed resentment for interrupted electric supply. Other issues highlighted on the occasion included failure of internet connectivity . . .. ..... . ......................

Separate Jammu State can restore dignity of people: Mankotia
 GJ REPORT
KATHUA, APR 13: Haq-insaaf yatra started by Panthers Party for separate statehood for Jammu region reached Kathua district on Thursday. Panthers Party State President, Balwant Singh Mankotia addressed series of rallies on 13th day and highlighted the motive of initiating Haq-Insaaf yatra for seeking right and justice for the people of Jammu region. He said separate Jammu state is the viable solution to save this region.
Earlier, he addressed rallies at Battal Ballian, Gagwal, Dayalachak, Sallan and Mangloor (Banote) where local people whole heartedly welcomed the Haq-insaaf yatra started for separate Jammu State. While addressing the gathering at Mangloor, Balwant Singh Mankotia said that more than one crore people from Jammu, Himachal and Punjab used to speak Dogri language. After a long struggle, in 2004 Dogri language was incorporated in the 8th schedule of Indian constitution while Kashmiri.   ..    , .......................

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Debate over EVM tampering reaches Supreme Court, Centre & ECI to respond

NEW DELHI, Apr 13: The debate over the possibility of tampering of EVMs today echoed in the Supreme Court which decided to examine the allegations that these machines were not "foolproof" without a paper trail.  The apex court's decision came on a petition filed by Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which after the drubbing in the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, has claimed large scale tampering of EVMs.  A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Abdul Nazeer issued notices to the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) asking them to respond to the plea challenging the use of EVMs without paper trail.
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 Mamata Banerjee should come clear on triple talaq: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, Apr 13: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday dared West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to come clear on the issue of triple talaq. "It is said that after Uttar Pradesh the maximum number of women affected by triple talaq is in West Bengal. What have you (Mamata) got to say about these victims of triple talaq," Prasad said. "We want to ask the Chief Minister of West Bengal as to what is her stand as far as rank injustice to the victims of triple talaq is concerned," Prasad said. Mamata Banerjee has sided with Muslim organisations opposing the ban on triple talaq. "This (triple talaq) is not the question of worship or faith. This is question of gender justice, gender equality, gender dignity. Should a large number of women in India after 70 years of independence live in such injustice that mere three

 

China uses its hard and soft powers effectively: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Apr 13: With India taking great pride in its soft power, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said this alone can only go so far, and the real art lies in combining both the powers hard and soft effectively, something that the "Chinese are doing better". "Hard power without soft power is bullying, but then soft power alone at the end of the day is a weak force. However, if you can combine both the powers effectively then you have that self vigor, and this is where the Chinese are doing a better job at the moment," Tharoor said at the launch of 'My Driver Tulong and Other Tall Tales from a Post Pol Pot Contemporary Cambodia' here at India Habitat Centre. Referring to Cambodia, Sri lanka and neighboring countries, Tharoor argued that India should think of offering something different to these nations, because if it is about pumping in resources then "Indian investment cannot quite compare to the large
 

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Bashar al-Assad calls chemical attack on civilians ‘100 percent fabrication’

Damascus, Apr 13: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said a suspected chemical weapons attack was a “fabrication” to justify a US strike on his forces. The embattled leader, whose country has been ravaged by six years of war, said his firepower had not been affected by the attack ordered by US President Donald Trump, but acknowledged further strikes were possible.
Assad insisted his forces had turned over all their chemical weapons stocks years ago and would never use the banned arms. The exclusive interview with AFP in Damascus yesterday was his first since a suspected

22 dead in fire at Senegal religious retreat

Dakar, Apr 13: A fire ripped through makeshift shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal, killing at least 22 people and triggering a stampede, firefighters said on Thursday. The blaze broke out on Wednesday as worshippers gathered in the town of Medina Gounass in the southeastern region of Tambacounda, a senior official with the firefighting service told AFP. The cause was as yet unknown, the official said. Images of billowing clouds of smoke, the charred corpses of animals and devastation at the site circulated online, testifying to the fire's impact. .While some victims were badly burnt, others were hurt in the panicked stampede triggered by the blaze, the firefighter added. Around 20 of the injured are in a serious state and are being treated at the regional hospital in Tambacounda
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Nearly 100 migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya

TRIPOLI, Apr 13: At least 100 migrants went missing after their boat sank Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said. Survivors said those missing include 15 women and five children, General Ayoub Kacem told AFP. He said the Libyan coast guard had rescued a further 23 migrants of various African nationalities just under 10 kilometres (6 miles) off the coast of Tripoli. The boat's hull was completely destroyed and the survivors, all men, were found clinging to a floating device, he said.
Those who had disappeared were 'probably dead' but bad weather had so far prevented the recovery of their bodies, Kacem added. Six years since a revolution that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has become a key departure point for migrants risking their lives
 

 
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