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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

J & K

J&K govt employees stage protest demanding regularisation of services

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday used water cannons and batons to disperse dozens of government employees who tried to march towards Civil Secretariat here to protest in support of their demand for regularisation of their services.

Stock of security arrangements taken at upcoming medical institute

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) member Ashok Bhan, accompanied by shrine board chief executive officer Mandeep K Bhandari, on Wednesday visited Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Institute of Medical Excellence (SMVDIME) at Kakryal and took stock of the security arrangements at the upcoming institute.

Delhi's hardening stand spurs unity talk among separatists

Hardening of stand by New Delhi over separatists meeting the Pakistan officials, has spurred deliberations between separate separatist groups in the Kashmir Valley and unity efforts are on ahead of the state assembly polls, scheduled later this year.

Residents of Kishtwar face shortage of water

Resident of Lower Usdhara village in Kishtwar area have been facing shortage of water for the last two years, but nothing has been done in this regard so far.

Seven new government schools to be completed by year-end

The construction work of as many as seven new government schools is likely to be completed by the end of the year.

Omar has a dream for the state: Rana

Addressing his constituency, National Conference (NC) provincial president (Jammu region) and member of legislative council, Devender Rana said chief minister Omar Abdullah had a dream for the state and party workers had to make efforts to realise it.

PDP indulging in false propaganda :NC

 National Conference (NC) has said chief minister Omar Abdullah not only restored normalcy in the state but also undertook massive developmental projects. It has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of indulging in a misinformation campaign against the NC.

Workshop on cardio vascular intervention organised

 The cardiology department of the Jammu Government Medical College organised a day-long workshop on complex cardio vascular interventions in association with Dr. Raj Dave from US on Tuesday.

Cancellation of talks is a great diplomatic event: Jugal

State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jugal Kishore Sharma on Tuesday appreciated the decision to cancel the scheduled talks between India and Pakistan.

JK employees detained for staging protest outside CM residence

Hundreds of Jammu and Kashmir government employees were today detained as they tried to march toward chief minister Omar Abdullah's residence to stage a demonstration in support of their demands including regularisation of daily-wage and casual workers.

Militant killed in encounter in Tangdhar sector

A militant on Tuesday was killed in an encounter with Army near the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Deny tickets to corrupt politicians: Cong leader

Senior Congress leader Abdul Gani Vakil has said the party should not give tickets to corrupt people in the forthcoming assembly elections. He said the tainted and corrupt politicians should not be given a second chance.

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, villager injured

In a major ceasefire violation, the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling and fired with automatic weapons at 20 border out posts and civilian areas along the international border (IB) in Jammu sector, leaving a villager injured.

Pak targets BSF posts along IB

Pakistan has again fired along the international border (IB) in the Jammu district targeting forward posts of the border security force (BSF).

Modi treading path of Vajpayee on Pak, Kashmir: Heptulla

Pinning hope on the upcoming foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan, union minister for minority affairs Najma Heptulla on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "following the path of former Prime Minister Vajpayee on Kashmir and Pakistan."
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