Sunday, 05 Jul 2015
Death toll in Uri encounter reaches six
Death toll in Uri encounter reaches six

Baramulla, July 04:The death toll in the ongoing encounter between army and the militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Chotali Boniyar of  Uri sector in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, has gone up to six. The gunfight is going on since yesterday.Source said that five suspected militants were killed so far when a group of 6-8 militants tried to sneak into this side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector, while as an army trooper was also killed in the encounter.
CM announces setting up of Chenab Valley Development Fund
CM announces setting up of Chenab Valley Development Fund

Doda, Jul 4: Jammu and Kashmir government today announced setting up of Chenab Valley Development Fund (CVDF) to channelise investments towards environment protection, soil conservation, social uplift and employment generation in the hilly region."Resources for Chenab Valley Development Fund would be mobilised by various means with two per cent to be chipped in by
From the Balcony

The balcony was decked with stained-glass windows with heavy traceries of imitation stone, bestowed with images of mythical gods and goddesses, turning it more peaceful and unruffled than the old church equipped with holy carvings. Nelson in pensive mood was looking through the window which opened the way into a long street edged by long line of trees, making the street almost heavenly.
Walk around the glorious past

In most of the states of South Asia, heritage tourism has been flourishing rapidly. The government of these states has been utilising their varied cultural properties to boost up their respective tourist industries. Nepal is one such state where cultural tourism is very popular. The state has preserved very rich cultural substance. Rajasthan has explored its archaeological and architectural monuments for its tourism.
My 2 cents on ICC’s recent forays into global south - Africa

For the past few weeks some interesting developments have triggered some equally interesting discussions about the ICC and international jurisdiction in general, including the abuse of it. Some two weeks ago, on June 20th, the head of Rwanda's National Intelligence and Security Service, Lieutenant General Karenzi Karake,was detained at Heathrow Airport at the request of a Spanish magistrate who in 2008
Day Two: Sarfraz resists but Pak collapse
Day Two: Sarfraz resists but Pak collapse

PALLEKELE: Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 278, were 209-9 at stumps on the second day of the third and final Test in Pallekele on Saturday.Sarfraz Ahmed was unbeaten on 72 and last man Imran Khan had yet to score, with Pakistan trailing by 69 runs with just one wicket in hand.
Haryana commits to pass on latest Agri techniques to J&K

Srinagar: Haryana Government has agreed to extend full assistance to Jammu and Kashmir in training local farmers in latest techniques in agriculture, horticulture and allied activities, an official statement said on Saturday.The assurance was given to Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans, Daljit Singh Chib by Minister for Agriculture Om Parkash Dhankat, Haryana
India abstains from voting on UN resolution calling for Gaza war crimes trial
India abstains from voting on UN resolution calling for Gaza war crimes trial

GENEVA: The United States on Friday opposed a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for those responsible for war crimes during last summer's Gaza conflict to be brought to trial.India and four others also abstained from voting on the resolution, while 45 countries including France, Germany and Britain supported it.
Silver jubilee of AFSPA and counting…

It was 1993. I was in my village. A friend of mine was very ill and his doctor suggested that he be immediately rushed to Srinagar’s main hospital, SKIMS, Soura. I was driving the car and there was not much traffic so I was sure that it will not take us more than one and a half hour to reach the hospital.
Rules on memoirs

WITH a boom in book publishing, former ministers, diplomats, civil servants and politicians have not been slow to profit from it. The reading public is avid for “disclosures”. Many of them publish state papers to lend a veneer of authenticity to the book.A former self-righteous comptroller and auditor-general of India, Vinod Rai, had no qualms about reproducing in his memoirs,
Step fatherhood: A bond most misunderstood

"You're not my real dad and I don't like it when you pretend to care for me. Stop being extra sweet!" That's what Bhavini said to Subhash, her stepfather of two months, after she came home from a crazy day at school. It had been 60 days since he got married to Bharti but his 'new' nine year old daughter was just not willing to accept him.
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