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Rizwi's vote to BJP upsets PDP's dream of bagging 2 seats

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Jammu, Apr 17: Annoyed with ruling PDP for not giving due credit, Independent MLA from Zanskar Mohammad Bakir Rizvi today voted in favour of BJP candidate, who was later declared winner by draw of lots during the MLC election results declared here this evening. According to well placed sources, Rizvi, the close aide of PDP, had resentment against the party for not keeping the promises made to him despite the fact he voted for the PDP in previous MLC elections vis-a-vis Rajya..

 Border dwellers migrate as Pak shells forward posts, villages on LoC

Jammu, Apr 17: Hundreds of border dwellers today migrated to safer locations and camps as Pakistani Army shelled forward posts and villages on the Line of Control in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. "There are reports that some of the villagers have shifted to safer locations due to heavy firing from across the border till late evening," a senior police official here said. He said that unprovoked firing started from other side of the border this morning which lasted this afternoon but after that intermittent firing remained continue."In the evening, heavy firing started again and the forward villages in Nowshera sector were targeted in which death of livestock and cattle is also reported," he added and said that


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SKUAST-J's 16th Council Meeting held    

JAMMU, APR 17: Governor N N Vohra, Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J), chaired 16th Council meeting of SKUAST-J, here at Raj Bhawan today. Pro-Chancellor of the University, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Minister for Agricultural Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone was also present on the occasion.
Chancellor, Pro-Chancellor and Agriculture Minister complimented Dr Pradeep K. Sharma, Vice Chancellor and his faculty for the University securing accreditation for 5 years (Nov 2016 to Nov 2021) and for being awarded the Best Centre Award by the ICAR for its Integrated Farming System Research Model developed. .... .  ...................


Rename nomenclature of KAS to JKAS: Mankotia

KATRA, APR 17: State President, Panthers Party, Balwant Singh Mankotia termed Kashmir Administrative Services as root cause of discrimination with Jammu youth in employment sector. In a deliberate move by successive regimes in the State, employment avenues for educated youth of Jammu region was shrinked, thereby resulting into a thin presence of Jammu people in administration. The Haq-insaaf yatra, which was started by Panthers Party under leadership of State President, Balwant Singh Mankotia, on its 17th day. . . .. ..... . ......................

Ravinder Sharma condemns Pak shelling
JAMMU, APR 17: Chief Spokesperson JKPCC, Ravinder Sharma has condemned Pakistan for resorting to heavy shelling from across the LOC in Nowshera sector today.
Condemning Pakistan for ceasefire violation and unprovoked shelling in civilian area, Ravinder Sharma said that the shelling caused great sufferings and hardship to border population of Nowshera sector. Lashing out at Pakistan for its hostility towards India besides violating international norms by targeting civilian areas, Sharma asked the Government to take all necessary measures for ensuring safety of people....    , .......................

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Triple talaq: Yogi Adityanath fumes over practice, AIMPLB hits back

Lucknow/new Delhi, Apr 17: Narendra Modi’s pitch against ‘triple talaq’ has added fuel to the contentious debate on the Muslim divorce practice, with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today saying those silent on the issue were as “guilty” as the ones practising it. The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) asked the Uttar Pradesh government to draft a strict law against triple talaq, similar to the one which banned the practice of sati, to prevent Muslim women from getting victimised.The Hindu far right also reacted angrily to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB) assertion that Muslims have a constitutional right to follow their personal laws of which ‘triple talaq’.
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Muslim quota bill is a trash paper, will be quashed: BJP

New Delhi, Apr 17: Dubbing the Bill hiking reservation for Muslims in Telangana as a “trash paper”, BJP on Monday said it has no legal and constitutional sanctity and would be “quashed” at the central government level. The BJP also made it clear it would utilise this issue to politically “rise” in the state and project the ruling TRS in “bad light”. “At the party level, we are going to utilise this as a great opportunity for the rise of BJP in Telangana. And at the (central) government level, this will be quashed right at the beginning,” party


IRS officer moves Madras High Court for probe into Jayalalithaa's death

CHENNAI, Apr 17: An IRS officer today moved the Madras High Court seeking formation of a panel headed by IAS officer U Sagayam to probe into the circumstances leading to the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The petition filed by Assistant Commissioner (Customs) Balamurugan of the Central Excise and Service Tax Tribunal (CESTAT) came up for before the bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar. The bench tagged the officer's plea with similar other petitions and posted the matter for further hearing on July 4. The petitioner submitted that Tamil Nadu Governor C H Vidyasaga

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Pakistan briefs US on 'plight' of Kashmiris, Indo-Pak ties

Islamabad, Apr 17: Pakistan said today that it has briefed the US about the "plight" of Kashmiris and the status of its relations with India as America's National Security Adviser held talks with top officials here during a visit, the first by a top Trump aide to this country. US National Security Adviser (NSA) H R McMaster, who arrived here earlier in the day, held talks with Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. Aziz gave a detailed briefing on the policies being pursued by the Pakistan government that have resulted in improved security environment and the

Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in western China

Beijing, Apr 17: A Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in western China in an apparent protest against Beijing's rule, a monitoring group and a US government-backed radio station said. The monk set himself ablaze in a public square on Saturday morning in Kardze, also known as Ganzi, in western Sichuan province, according to Radio Free Asia and Free Tibet, an advocacy group based in Britain. The unidentified monk was taken away after the fire was extinguished by security forces, reports

Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

Moscow, Apr 17: Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of "strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. "This is a very risky path," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference in Moscow. "We do not accept the reckless nuclear missile actions of Pyongyang that breach UN resolutions, but that does not mean that you can break international law," he said. "I hope that there will

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