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“Kathua mange CBI inquiry”, Why it is becoming the Voice of every Jammu citizen?

The Crime Branch(CB) may have arrested all accused, in the heinous gangrape and murder of a minor girl of the Bakarwal nomadic tribe in Kathua, but the case that gripped the nation continues to be a mystery with several speculative theories floating around the case. The charge sheet filed by Crime ...

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Appeal for life a son shut out

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‘Human tragedy’ made cop want to cry during encounter Srinagar: The 22-year-old militant was holed up in a house. Outside, soldiers and cops counted the minutes. Then the young man’s parents, sent in by the forces, stepped out of the house, despair on their faces. No, they could not persuade their ...

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, thank you. Dr Shabir Choudhry  While clarifying policy of Pakistan on Kashmir, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unambiguously stated, and rejected the idea of an “independent Kashmir”.  However, in a reply to a question, he further said the idea of an “independent Kashmir is often floated ...

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Government’s no to Minority Commission

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By B L Saraf J&K Government has told Supreme Court that implementation of National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 (Act) is not binding on it and” it is sole prerogative of the State Legislature to take decision on this aspect that State Government will consider and examine the need and ...

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Halls of nuisance

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By B L Saraf   In Jammu, marriage season is in full bloom. And, we the residents are going through hell. Yes, some may see incongruity writ large when words like ‘marriage ‘ and ‘ hell ‘are put in a sequential vein in one statement. Particularly so, when it is ...

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Is Kashmir in for a change?

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By K B Jandial   After a long time, good things have happened in Kashmir that has rekindled a hope that Kashmir situation would take a turn for good. But this could be possible only if the vested interests let it happen. The most encouraging thing to happen is the ...

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Trump-Pakistan jihad love

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      By K.N. Pandita The news has come that Pakistan has imposed a ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. Pakistani media have given wide publicity to this news in print and in electronic media. Since some years the organization and its chief ...

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RPC is adhead of IPC

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Once again, constitutionality of the Section 497 Indian Penal Code (IPC) is on a test . Supreme Court has raised a question, ” Why penalize only men for adultery and treat women involved in the crime as victims .” This question arose on hearing a petition challenging the constitutionality of ...

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MUSLIM WOMEN SLAPPED WITH ANOTHER BIZARRE FATWA: PART 2

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Muslim Women Slapped With Another Bizarre Fatwa: Part 2 It is a pity that in today’s time when women are in positions of power in every branch of government, business, and social organization such subjugation which defies basic fundamental rights still exists. Women today are providing a new style of ...

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Who is a true friend of Kashmiris?

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Across the border, the Pakistan Army chief celebrated the new year in his house and amongst his colleagues. He did not ever utter a word of sympathy on Kashmiris who lost their lives to their own Mujahids who came in and murdered the sole breadwinners in the Kashmir valley. There ...

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