Saturday, 30 May 2015
“As of now” no talks planned with Kashmiri
 separatists: HM
“As of now” no talks planned with Kashmiri separatists: HM

The 'Agenda for the Alliance', which guides the PDP-BJP government of Jammu and Kashmir, had said that following the principle of earlier NDA government, the coalition government will facilitate and help initiate a sustained and meaningful dialogue with all internal stakeholders, which will include all political groups irrespective of their ideological views and predilections.
CM, Dy CM visit MLA Kupwara, condole son’s demise

SRINAGAR, MAY 29, 2015 - Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today visited the residence of Bashir Ahmad Dar, MLA Kupwara, whose son, Basharat Bashir, died in a fatal road accident near Pattan on May 26. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq Khan, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Gardens & Parks, Syed Altaf Bukhari and Minister for Animal Husbandry and Science & Technology, Sajad Gani Lone were also present.
Why not in J&K too?

"Some things do not have a place in a civilised country. One of them is AFSPA," he had said recently, and now he felt "My plea to repeal AFSPA heard in Tripura. AFSPA withdrawn. Victory for sanity and humanity.” Welcoming the decision, CPI demanded that the Centre should repeal the law for good. Expressing concern over abuse of the act leading to violation of human and democratic rights of people, resulting in their alienation, CPI said that what the CPI-M government had done in Tripura is the "right thing". "There has been the demand in North-East including Manipur that AFSPA be repealed.
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AUTUMN...

Lie beneath, on the grounds Ramshackle, Deserted, And trodden... By the passers-by, Only to add to the pain...
Saina Nehwal Knocked out of Australian Open Superseries
Saina Nehwal Knocked out of Australian Open Superseries

Sydney: India's campaign in the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries ended as World No.1 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed 15-21, 13-21 by China's Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals here on Friday.Defending champion Saina failed to produce her best game at the Sydney Olympic Park and was outplayed in 42 minutes by former world No.1 Shixian,
Ram Temple an important issue but our focus is on development, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today acknowledged that building of Ram temple in Ayodhya is an important issue and the Government would welcome an out of court settlement but as such it was focused on development agenda. At a press conference in New Delhi to highlight NDA government's achievements, he also asserted that he is a member of RSS.
RBI Governor interacts with J&K Bankers

Asks them to support business activity in J&K

SRINAGAR, MAY 29: Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan Friday asked Banks in J&K to create an environment for stronger business activity especially following devastating floods that damaged the economic pursuit of the people. He said concerted efforts are needed to enhance the Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) in the State and in this regard asked the Regional Director, RBI, D. Sethy to take up with the banks the issue of low CDR.
Nearly 60 per cent of Americans back drone strikes overseas: Pew survey

NEW YORK: Nearly 60 per cent of Americans approve of drone strikes that target extremists in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen despite concerns that they endanger innocent civilians, a new poll found Thursday. The Pew Research Center said its national survey showed that 58 per cent approve of US drone strikes against extremists in those countries and that 35 per cent disapprove.
Saying no to ghettoes

Welcome, that is, until he returned with a contract containing the agreed terms, which revealed his surname, Jalali. On seeing it, most landlords would freeze and invent excuses about why the flat in question couldn’t be rented to him: it was already promised to someone else; they are vegetarians; the idea of a meat-eating tenant doesn’t appeal to them; whatever...
Is God a Democrat or not?

“Is God Democrat or not?” is a question which astonishes most people. Many have laughed when I had titled my book as “God as political Philosopher”.  Most importantly for intellectuals who live in Hindu ideology and for those who worship idols, this is an unthinkable question. A person who lives in an undemocratic way in his daily life feels scary when democratic processes are linked to God. Even touching a book of such a title creates fear! But this is a very important question and in this country it needs to be seriously examined.
FIFA Should Give Israel the Red Card
FIFA Should Give Israel the Red Card

Players, coaches and referees are blocked from moving between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and frequently are barred from tournaments. Israel has also violated FIFA rules by allowing teams from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank to play in Israel’s leagues. In addition, the Israeli fans of the Beitar Jerusalem club are notorious for chanting “Death to the Arabs” at matches — racist abuse that the Israel Football Association’s token disciplinary measures have failed to deter.
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