Girl Commits Suicide In North Kashmir’s Bandipora Allegedly After Being Raped By Her Father

By: Sajid Yousuf Shah, Sr. Reporter, ICN J&K BANDIPORA: A girl from Challiwan Gojarpati Aragam Bandipora committed suicide after being allegedly raped by her father.Initial reports said that the girl was being allegedly raped by her father and unable to bear the “mental agony” she consumed some poisonous substance.She, according to the police, was referred to hospital and died there.The accused father has been arrested and police has taken the body into their custody for performing medico-legal formalities.A police officer said a case (FIR No. 4/2019 has been registered in…

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Two JeM Terrorists Killed In Shopian Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The security forces on Saturday killed two terrorists in an encounter which broke out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian in the morning.The security forces then cordoned off the entire area and a massive search operation was launched.A large cache of arms and the ammunition was also recovered from them.Police have registered a case and the investigation is going on, told IGP Kashmir SP Pani.The terrorists have been identified as Abid Wagay, a resident of Rawalpora Shopian, and Shahjahan Mir, hailing of Amshepora Shopian, a police spokesman said.Police said that…

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Muslim Becomes Crutch For Blind Pandit Friend In Pulwama

By: Mudasir Maqbool, Chief Reporter, ICN PULWAMA: Wahibugh village, which is situated on banks of Romeshi rivulet in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, is setting a impeccable example of communal harmony. In this village, which is 5 kms from district headquarters, ailing Paray Lal Pandita, who is head of one among 7 Kashmiri Hindu families locally known as Pandits, believes that the whole village is his family. This belief was tested and reaffirmed after Paray Lal got bedridden. “I was detected as a patient of diabetes 10 years ago and 3 years…

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Biotechnological Advances In Agriculture

By: Prof. R K Yadav (Deptt of Genetics and Plant Breeding C.S. Azad Univ. of Agril. & Tech. Kanpur & Executive Editor-ICN Group) KANPUR: Agriculture production in India has increased considerably during the last five decades largely due to the development and large scale cultivation of high-yielding dwarf varieties of rice and wheat, and greater applications of water and nutrients. This increase in food production has made India self-sufficient and contributed tremendously to food security. However, the population expected to reach 1.8 billion in 2050 will impose great demand for increased food production.…

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Dawn of Development Elusive in Kashmir Politics

By: Minya Tufail, Asstt. Bureau Chief, ICN J&K SRINAGAR:With the blow of poll bugle by Election Commission of India, Jammu and Kashmir mainstream parties have started their election campaigning throughout the State. Amid turbulence in South Kashmir, valley is witnessing huge rush in election rallies this time. In the ongoing process, politicians don’t talk about development of three regions of the State instead sentimental issues are being evoked throughout the valley. In a recent public gathering at Baramulla constituency, National Conference (NC) Parliamentary candidate Mohammad Akbar Lone shouted slogans in…

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SJVN Signs Rs.4913 Crore term loan with SBI led consortium for its upcoming Hydroelectric project in Nepal

By: Vijay Kumar Verma, Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: SJVN has signed a MoU with State Bank of India led consortium of banks  for a term loan of INR 4913 crores (NPR 7860 Crores) for its upcoming 900 MW Arun 3 Hydro Electric Project in Nepal. The MoU was signed on Sunday at Kathmandu, Nepal in the presence of former Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Finance Minister of Nepal Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN, Nand Lal Sharma and Deputy Managing Director of the State Bank of…

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Skill Development Centre Inaugurated in Kupwara

By: Suhail Yusuf Shah, Dy.Bureau Chief J&K KUPWARA: Enabling the Youth Today for a Stronger Kupwara Tomorrow Vajr div / Hajipir Brigade / Humdard E kupwara 41RR in collabortaion with INITIATIVE FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT (NGO) inaugurated “COL SANTOSH MAHADIK SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE. “A person is never forgotten, who has given so much to remember” Noble Late Col Santosh Mahadik, SC, SM, Ex CO 41RR, had left no stone unturned in uplifting all sections of population of Kupwara and had envisioned many youth centric programs. One such project was persued…

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Observe Earth Hour, 2019 on Saturday, March 30

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: On Saturday 30 March 8:30 p.m. local time, skylines around the world will plunge into darkness  as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protecting the only life-supporting planet, till date. Let us  switch off to remind ourselves we do care and also silently remind other fellow beings that they should show they  care too. Earth Hour, a symbolic grassroots movement was first initiated in Australia by the World Wildlife Fund For Nature (WWF) to protest human activity driven carbon…

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Political Paradox: PDP Offers Legal Support To Banned JKLF

By: Minya Tufail, Asstt. Bureau Chief, J&K BARAMULLA: In a bid to vow voters, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party offered legal assistance to Yasin Malik led JKLF & Jamaat-e-Islamia , which has been banned by centre for promoting secession of the militancy-hit state from the Union of India. Senior PDP leader and former Deputy chief Minister of the state, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh while addressing the party workers in Baramulla said they are ready to provide legal support to both JeI and JKLF in the Supreme Court and the High…

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Supreme Court Refuses To Stay Release Of ‘Ram Ki Janmabhoomi’ Film

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stall the release of film ‘Ram Ki Janmabhoomi’ which is scheduled to hit the screens across the country on March 29. The petitioner had sought a stay on the film’s release, saying it will vitiate the ongoing mediation process in the Ayodhya land dispute. “There is no connection between mediation proceeding in Ayodhya case and release of film,” the Supreme Court said. The Supreme Court on March 8 appointed a three-member panel of mediators to find a “permanent solution” to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid…

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