Pew survey says Indians favour ‘Aggressive Stance’ in Kashmir

Indians want the government of India to adopt an “aggressive stance” in “disputed” Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey by the American think tank, the Pew Research Center. The survey, available on the Center’s website and titled ‘Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular’, said that more than 60 percent of its respondents believe that the Government of India (GoI) should use more military force in Jammu and Kashmir. “When it comes to dealing with the disputed border regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian public favors an aggressive…

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New geo-strategic risks in Kashmir

Mumbai mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s nephew was among six Pakistani terrorists killed in an encounter at Hajjin in Bandipora in north Kashmir on Saturday. This read with the killing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s nephew in another encounter a few days ago, shows the level militancy has scaled in Kashmir. New geo-strategic risks have surfaced, ferociously threatening the Indian nation. The euphoria over the return of footballer-turned-militant Majid Arshan Khan to his home on the appeal of his mother died within hours after an ISIS-affiliate militant commander Mugees Mir was killed…

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16,840 Cancer cases detected across J&K

With the state lagging behind in the medical advancements for the timely detection of cancer, the number of cancer cases has been increasing every year. According to the data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research, 16,840 patients with malignancies have been registered till August in the state as compared to 11,815 in 2014. In Jammu, most of the cancer cases are related to the head and neck, while stomach cancer is more common in Kashmir. Dr Nadeem Shaukat, medical oncologist, Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu, who has recently…

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Transferred for not Serving Biryani? Sonali Kumar, First Lady IAS Officer In J&K, ‘Unmasks Kashmir’

According to the publisher, the book is a fresh perspective on the vexed Kashmir problem from the eyes of a career bureaucrat, who spent more than 37 years in the J&K cadre of the IAS trying to understand its people. Former IAS officer Sonali Kumar, who has served in Jammu and Kashmir for more than three decades, has written a book in which she reveals how she was transferred for not serving biriyani to a visiting delegation. According to the publisher, Manhas Publications, the book —  Unmasking Kashmir: A Bureaucrat…

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How a Facebook share, a WhatsApp message can get you arrested

Eighteen-year-old Zakir Ali Tyagi was just kidding when he asked, on Facebook, exactly how the river Ganga was a “living entity”. He also went on to discuss the BJP’s Ram Mandir plans. For these random comments on Facebook, the Muzaffarnagar teen was made to spend 42 days in jail, paying bribes even to use the toilet. He was picked up by the police this April, and booked under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act. He was brutally beaten, and called a terrorist. By…

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ISIS first attack in India? Daesh claims responsibility for attack in Zakura

Amaq News Agency of Islamic State has claimed that they carried the attack in Zakura area of Srinagar on November 17. A police sub-inspector was killed and an SPO was injured in the attack. In the retaliatory action, one militant Mugees Ahmad Mir was also killed and another captured by the security forces. Amaq News Agency is considered as the media arm of the Islamic State. SITE Intel Group, which claims to be the provider of Jihadist/Far Right & Far Left/Cyber Security News, tweeted that Islamic State claims the responsibility…

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Jammu man shocked on seeing his picture among dead terrorists

In a faux pas, several media houses on Sunday reportedly carried the picture of a local lad as one of the six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists killed in a fierce gun battle in Bandipora district of north Kashmir yesterday. In a faux pas, several media houses on Sunday reportedly carried the picture of a local lad as one of the six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists killed in a fierce gun battle in Bandipora district of north Kashmir yesterday. “I was shocked on seeing my picture among the dead terrorists in electronic and print media.…

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Throughput of 5.7Gbps, Ultra-low latency and more; Ericsson’s first 5G demo in India

The live demo highlighted how 5G can leverage wireless network resources using higher frequency bands on a small cell architecture. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India. The demo is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. Communications technology firm Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in India. The demo is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. The demonstration using Ericsson’s…

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Govt policies strengthening separatism: Panun Kashmir

Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of displaced Pandits, has alleged that the policies of the PDP-BJP coalition government were strengthening separatism in J&K while the recent dialogue process initiated by the Centre had sidelined nationalist segments. Addressing a press conference Panun Kashmir chairman Ajay Chrungoo and convener Agnishekhar claimed that the dialogue process started by the Centre-appointed special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, will eventually promote the interests of radical fundamentalism. “If the dialogue process is based on same promises and political motivations as guided by the previous team of interlocutors led…

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Pir Panjal Range receives heavy snowfall forcing roads to close

It’s snow time in Kashmir It’s snow time in Kashmir. The Pir Panjal Range, part of the Inner Himalayas, experienced heavy snowfall on Saturday morning, with temperatures dipping to below zero levels. As a result of the heavy snowfall, Mughal road closed down. On Friday, the parts of Gulmarg in north Kashmir along with Leh and Kargil towns in Ladakh region recorded the season’s coldest night. Leh town was the coldest in the state with the mercury there settling at minus 6.9 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg and Kargil recorded a low…

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