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Political process, governance have to be carried out together: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti speaks to the media after the reopening of the state's winter capital at the Civil Secretariat in Jammu, India, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. India's Jammu-Kashmir state government functions from two capital cities, Jammu in winter and Srinagar in summer, a practice locally known as "durbar move" and started by Kashmir's ruler Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1872.(AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Mehbooba said though the delay in carrying forward the development process would be compensated, the lives lost and the setback the state’s political process received were “irreparable”. Srinagar, Dec 27: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said the political process and governance in the state have to be carried out ...

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Will Narendra Modi resign after 50 days, asks Mamata Banerjee

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New Delhi , Dec 27: Calling demonetisation the biggest scam post independence, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi will resign at the end of 50 days if things do not improve. Addressing a joint press conference by several opposition parties here, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said demonetisation decision was “illegal” ...

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Cabinet meeting on Wednesday

Jammu: The State Cabinet is set to meet on Wednesday at Jammu to take a final call on several issues.. Sources disclosed that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would chair a meeting of the Cabinet on December 28 at 4:30 PM to approve the Governor’s address to state legislature at the beginning of the Budget session. The Budget session would commence ...

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Govt cancels FCRA licences of 20,000 NGOs for violation of laws

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New Delhi: The government has cancelled the FCRA licences of 20,000 NGOs out of 33,000 such organisations for violation of laws, thus barring them from receiving foreign funds. Now, only 13,000 NGOs in the country were now legally valid. This was conveyed to HM Rajnath Singh during a review of the Foreigners Division of the Home Ministry here on Tuesday. ...

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Range officer Banihal retrieves 408 Kanals of Forest land

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Banihal, Dec 27: In a major breakthrough a team of forest officials  led by Range officer Banihal, Aamir Raza under the direct supervision of DFO Ramban, Zuhaib Chowdhary retrieved 408 kanals (20.4 hectares) of encroached forest land from the grab of encroachers in areas falling under jurisdiction of Banihal forest range .The forest officials dismantled various decade old structures and evicted ...

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Pakistani cinema hall owners likely to resume screening Indian films from December 19

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KARACHI: Pakistani film exhibitors and cinema owners are likely to end a self-imposed ban on screening of Indian films on Monday that was put in place amid escalating tensions between the two countries following the Uri terror attack. Zoraish Lashari, Chairman of the Film Exhibitors Association, told reporters that after thorough discussions with parties concerned, it has been decided screening ...

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Magnitude 8.0 quake hits east of Papua New Guinea

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A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck 157 km (98 miles) east of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves in the region. “Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said in a message following the quake, which struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea ...

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Govt action to be based on probe report on death of Burhan’s brother: Singh

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said the government action on the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani’s brother will proceed “as per the outcome” of the probe into his death and an FIR has been registered in this connection. His comments came amid protests by several organisations over the PDP-BJP coalition government’s decision to compensate ...

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3 soldiers killed as terrorists attack Army convoy in Kashmir’s Pampore

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Srinagar: Three soldiers were killed on Saturday afternoon when terrorists opened fire on an Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pamore town, which has witnessed a series of similar attacks this year. The motorcycle-borne terrorists fled the scene after the attack on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Pulwama district, Security forces have cordoned off the area. The soldiers couldn’t retaliate ...

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Chabahar Port in Iran will boost India’s trade links with Tajikistan, central Asia, says PM Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed hope that India would soon build a strong trade relation with Tajikistan and other central Asian nations after the completion of Chabahar Port in Iran to be jointly developed by New Delhi and Tehran. The prime minister said India will work on trade and transit linkages with Tajikistan as well as ...

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