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Kashmir unrest: At boiling point

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Kashmir remained on boil on Saturday even as the authorities arrested two policemen and suspended a Station House Officer (SHO) after preliminary investigation found them guilty of opening fire on a protesting mob at Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar leading to death of a teenager. A magisterial enquiry has…

As Valley burns, Hafiz Saeed cries ‘jehad’

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | PTI | Lahore

Amid growing tensions in Jammu & Kashmir, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has pledged full support to the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom and said he backed ‘jehad’ in the troubled State in concert with the Pakistani Government and the Army. He also warned that the movement for attaining…

New headache for e-tailers: Pay taxes now

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The Arvind Kejriwal Government has directed e-commerce trading companies that include Snapdeal, Flipkart, Amazon to start paying taxes, starting from the first quarter (from April to June) in the current financial year. All the online trading companies operating in Delhi will have to pay taxes on quarterly basis. Delhi Government’s…

Post-vacation Rahul vows to stop Land Bill

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday declared that he will oppose “tooth and nail” the controversial Land Acquisition Bill and make the Government heed to the demands for its withdrawal. In two interactive sessions with farmers and their representatives from various States at his residence, a day before the party’s…

Be afraid, be very afraid: Gabbar is back in Pak!

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | PTI | Karachi

Cult Bollywood classic Sholay, starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, hit theatres in Pakistan for the first time on Friday, 40 years after its India release. The Ramesh Sippy-directed action film, considered as an all-time blockbuster of Indian cinema, was released across the country by Geo Films and Mandviwalla Entertainment…

ISIS claims deadly Afghan suicide attack: Ashraf Ghani

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | AFP | Kabul

The Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said, in what, if verified, would be the first major attack claimed by the group in…

Bofors bogey back to haunt Solanki: To stand trial after 23 yrs

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

The last of the Bofors accused — former External Affairs Minister Madhavsinh Solanki — will stand trial in the infamous gun deal almost 23 years after he was charged of fabricating evidence that led to suspension of Bofors cash trail probe by the Swiss authorities. A division bench of Supreme…

Masarat cools his heels in jail

Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Violent clashes broke out in the Valley and others parts of Kashmir after authorities on Friday arrested hardcore separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat on charges of leading an anti-India rally in Srinagar two days ago. The authorities also foiled separatists’ proposed protest march to south Kashmir’s Tral town where death…

CPM’s bribe demand kills Kapil’s project

Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | PNS | Kochi

A company, in which former cricketer Kapil Dev was a stakeholder, had been forced to abandon a medical township project in Kochi as it was not prepared to give huge bribe demand by allegedly CPI(M) leaders. An audio clip of a telephonic conversation between CPI leader from Ernakulam district EM…

Lawyer bludgeoned to death in Tis Hazari Courts

Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

In a sensational incident, 39-year-old lawyer Rajeev Sharma was beaten to death by the caretaker of an eatery and his two employees inside the Tis Hazari Courts complex in North Delhi on Thursday night. The eatery, Chaudhary ka Dhaba, which belongs to another lawyer, was leased out to the caretaker…

Sunday Edition

India’s Pakistan Policy:Praxis or Paralaysis

19 Apr 2015 | Ashok Behuria

With the way Pakistan has evolved as a rogue entity over the years, India should develop a multi-pronged strategy rather than deceiving itself by complete disengagement. Exploring the possibility of opening a track with the military may also not be a bad idea The SAARC Yatra attempted by Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar since March this year, in two different legs, has so far taken him to four Capitals...

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STATE EDITIONS

Right to apathy

19 Apr 2015 | Ashok Behuria

In the first stages of what later become famous worldwide as the Chipko Movement, it was the sight of traditional caps worn in a neighbouring State that caused women to hug the trees to save them from being axed. When villagers in Chamoli saw men wearing the traditional cap worn in Himachal Pradesh, they surmised that contract labourers had been brought from the neighbouring State to axe the forest...

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SOUND BITES

Those who had created the mess have left. We will go after cleaning it up. Our mission is ‘skill India’, not ‘scam India’.

Prime Minister | Narendra Modi

My film, Court, is purely a selfish exploration. There is no intention of activism or bringing about a social change.

Director | Chaitanya Tamhane

Social media must be used judiciously. I think we have to fight our battles and not just scream and shout about everything.

Social activist | Nandita Das
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