Post stone pelting protests mobile internet service suspended in Jammu

Internet service was suspended in Jammu region on Tuesday to prevent spreading of rumours and hate messages, said an official. The official, who wished anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media, said that the decision was taken by the government and telecom operators were asked to suspend the service forthwith. A source in the police said that the decision was taken in view of law and order situation in Saroor area of Jammu. He said that reports of stone-pelting were received from the area, which falls…

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Lal Singh begins march to demand CBI probe into Kathua Rape-Murder case

Former minister and BJP MLA Choudhary Lal Singh who was forced to resign last week for rallying in support of the accused in horrific rape-and-murder of Kathua girl on Tuesday began a march to demand CBI probe into the case. “The fight is for justice only and its will be done with identifying real culprits,” Singh said while addressing hundreds of supporters at Satwari Chowk in Jammu as he began his Kathua march. “She was our own daughter. We are fighting to punish her culprits but it is unfortunate that…

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Darkest hour post Independence-Fifty retired IAS, IPS, IFS Officers write to PM Modi

Letter expresses shame, rage and anguish over situation in India Fifty retired civil servants have written to Prime Minister Modi expressing shame, rage and anguish over the situation in India. Some excerpts: “the unspeakable horror of the Kathua and the Unnao incidents shows that the Government has failed in performing the most basic of the responsibilities given to it by the people.“ “By giving sustenance to the brutality of one human being against another in the name of Hindus we have failed as human beings.” “Prime Minister, we write to…

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The Eagle and Dove may think of love

Dale Diary Spring is yet to sanctify the barks ravished by harsh winter. Warmth is still in infancy to let the buds bloom. Fragrance has not yet corked out its aroma to mesmerize the valley suffering from unknown disease, but the Bulbul that was invited by desert birds has arrived with a new ballad on its lips written by the Court poets for inconsequential means, composed by ‘silvery musicians’ amid ‘yes-men’ of political pundits in their cozy glass houses situated at the bank of murky river that persuade their lust…

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Gmail will soon let you send emails with an expiry date

Google recently confirmed it is working on redesigning its popular Gmail service. However, it’s not just the design that will be new as it looks like the service will get new features as well. One of the features has been unearthed by TechCrunch. The report says that Gmail will also be getting the ability to self-destruct an email. As seen in the screenshot shared by the report, the email after a specified time becomes unreadable. Users can send an email with an expiry date by clicking on the small lock…

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Conspiracy to evict the nomads behind Kathua rape and murder

The “conspiracy” allegedly orchestrated by Shanji Ram, principal accused responsible for the abduction, rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl of Rasana, to evict the nomads from the Kathua was responsible for the incident. At least three accused in the case, were against the “settlement” of Bakkarwals in the area that led to the horrific crime in January. The enmity among the majority Hindu community against the nomadic Bakkarwals has the two main reasons behind it: “one acquiring land by Bakkarwals and second animal grazing in forest pastures of Rasana,…

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Togadia slams PM Modi’s foreign tour when ‘Daughters are not safe’ in India

Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who is going to sit on an indefinite fast here from tomorrow, kept up his attack on Narendra Modi today saying the Prime Minister is going abroad when “daughters are not safe”. The state spokesperson of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, meanwhile, came out in Togadia’s support, claiming that the entire Gujarat unit was behind the firebrand leader. “Today our soldiers are not safe on borders, farmers are committing suicide and our daughters are not safe in their homes. And yet, our Prime Minister has embarked…

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Judge K Ravinder Reddy who delivered verdict in Mecca Masjid blast case resigns

Special NIA court judge K Ravinder Reddy acquitted five men accused of being involved in the Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad that killed nine people on May 18, 2007. The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court judge of Hyderabad K Ravinder Reddy resigned on Monday, barely hours after acquitting the five accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case, a senior judicial officer said. Reddy handed over his resignation to the Metropolitan Sessions Judge. Reddy cited personal reasons for his resignation, and said it had nothing to do with today’s judgement.…

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Hang the rapists of Asifa, demand raising from Chenab Valley, Kashmir, Kargil

Kashmir valley, the Chenab region of Jammu and Kargil region of Ladakh Monday witnessed widespread protests seeking death penalty to the rapists and murderers of eight-year old nomadic girl in Kathua. The students from Central University of Kashmir held protests in Press Enclave here where they waved placards and shouted slogans. “No civilized society will tolerate people who organize pro-rapist rally. The world is watching,” said Ashfaq Ahmad, a student. “It is shame that now the women are not safe even at sacred places like temples. We condemn those who…

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Kathua Rape & Murder accused plead not guilty, next hearing on April 28

The accused also asked for narco tests to establish the truth in the horrific gang rape and murder case. All eight accused in the rape and murder case of a minor nomadic girl pleaded not guilty on the opening day of the trial in the principal district and sessions court in Kathua on Monday which posted the next hearing in the case for April 28. On the first day of the hearing day, the counsels of the eight accused advocates Ankur Sharma and Aseem Sawhney told judge Sanjeev Gupta that…

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