Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014
Three JeM militants killed in Pulwama

Anantnag, Sept 02: Three militants including a district commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were today killed in an encounter with government forces in Hanjan village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir. Following a tip off regarding the presence of armed militants in village Hanjan, in Rajpora area of Pulwama district last evening, police along with the troops of 44RR, and 182, 183 Bn CRPF, cordoned off the area and launched a search operation, a police spokesman said. The militants hiding in the area were asked to surrender, however they fired on the joint search party triggering an encounter. The cordon was strengthened while searches were stopped overnight.
President visits Vaishno Devi Shrine
President visits Vaishno Devi Shrine

Governor briefs about initiatives taken by Shrine Board to facilitate pilgrims 

KATRA, SEPTEMBER 2 –President of India Pranab Mukherjee visited the holy cave shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji today and paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum. Mukherjee prayed for the progress and prosperity of the people of the country. Earlier, the President accompanied by Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, arrived at Panchhi Helipad on the New Track, where he was received by Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board.
Braving rains Anganwadi workers stage protest

Srinagar, September 2: Despite lashing rains dozens of Anganwadi workers Tuesday held protest demonstration here in favor of their demands. Pertinently, police had detained scores of Anganwadi workers and helpers on Monday after they tried to march towards the city centre Lal Chowk to highlight their “long-pending demands”. Shouting anti-government slogans, the protesting Anganwadi workers under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Working Women’s Coordination Committee (JKWWCC), this afternoon again appeared at City’s news hub, Press Enclave, and staged peaceful demonstrations demanding resolution of
The inevitable postponed, not averted

If the bugles had been sounded on Sunday evening when the corps commanders met, and if what is now an apology of a government had been given its marching orders, no one would have been surprised. A country living on the edge for weeks had been brought to expect this. But the generals perhaps were playing a waiting game. Perhaps they wanted to give what has now been reduced to a shambles of a government some more rope – to compound the long list of its follies and commit some more blunders. Or perhaps the generals yet had to pluck up the nerve to deliver the fatal blow, the coup de grace, to put Nawaz Sharif and
Australia seal place in final with bonus-point win
Australia seal place in final with bonus-point win

Australia v South Africa

Mitchell Marsh almost single-handedly took Australia into the tri-series final, first by plundering 86 off 51 balls, including 21 off a single Dale Steyn over, and then with two wickets to dent South Africa's chase. The bonus-point victory has guaranteed Australia spot in Saturday's showdown but put South Africa's in some danger. If they lose to Zimbabwe by a massive margin, so much so that the hosts gain a bonus point and improve the net run-rate, South Africa could be on an early flight home.
Despite ban imposed by HC, hotel owners managing constructions illegally

Construction works going on unabated in Gulmarg

Srinagar, September 02: The world famous tourist destination of Gulmarg is being robbed of its natural beauty and ecological importance as new hotels, guest houses and buildings are coming up in the eco-sensitive areas, sources said. They added that some influential hoteliers have paid hefty amounts to the concerned authorities for ferrying the construction material to the tourist spot during the night hours as the same can’t be done during the day time following the J&K high court verdict which has imposed a blanket ban on fresh constructions in the eco-sensitive areas of Gulmarg.
However, throwing the court verdict to the wind, sources said
Keeping our eyes peeled for Ebola

A FEW years ago in San Francisco, I picked up Germs from a secondhand bookshop. Three New York Times journalists, including a Pulitzer-winning science writer, William Broad, wrote the quaintly titled 380-page research. The other authors were senior correspondents Judith Miller and Stephen Engelberg. Published in 2001, its stated purpose was to investigate and hold forth on the burning topic of the days: Biological weapons and America’s secret war. With the current Ebola outbreak in western Africa, I finally remembered to open the book. There are some interesting observations on the deadly
US monopoly over internet must go

Interview with Louis Pouzin, a pioneer of the Internet and recipient of the Chevalier of Légion d’Honneur, the highest civilian decoration of the French government Louis Pouzin is recognised for his contributions to the protocols that make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet. Most of his career has been devoted to the design and implementation of computer systems, most notably the CYCLADES computer network and its datagram-based packet-switching network, a model later adopted by the Internet as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP). Apart from the Chevalier of Légion d’Honneur,
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