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Government Detains Separatist Leaders In J&K In View Of Municipal Elections

New Delhi: In view of municipal elections in the state, separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have been put under house arrest or detained. Moderate separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was restrained to his home by police while Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front chairman Yasin Malik has been under detention for the past four days.

Hardline separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani continues to be under house arrest. A Hurriyat spokesman condemned the “fresh arrest spree” in Kashmir. Authorities have deployed heavy security in various districts, including sensitive polling stations to ensure an event-free polling amid boycott calls from separatists and threats by militants.

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EC To Deploy Several Technological Applications To Nail Violation Of Model Code of Conduct

New Delhi: For the Assembly elections in five state, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has developed C-VIGIL android mobile phone application to enable people to report code violations. The ECI will deploy several technological applications to nail violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during elections and ensure smooth polling.

“The delay in reporting code violations so far has resulted in the escape of culprits from law-enforcers. Also, lack of documentary evidence like photos, pictures or video clips prove a hurdle in verifying complaints,” an EC release said.

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Man Murdered By Per Owner For Not Apologizing To Dog

New Delhi: In an atrocious crime, a 40-year-old man was stabbed to death by three persons after his tempo grazed the pet dog of one of the accused in Uttam Nagar, Delhi. The brother of the deceased, too, was stabbed and is battling for life in a city hospital. The three accused fled from the spot after committing the murder. The incident occurred at around 12:50 am on the intervening night of October 5 and 6 when Vijender Rana accidentally grazed the dog in the lane with his tempo. This angered the dog's owner Ankit and the two got into an argument.

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Finance Minister Jaitley Blames Opposition Of Not Passing Off Relief In Fuel Prices To People

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has charged the opposition of hypocrisy on fuel prices. He  questioned the  commitment of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his allies with non-BJP ruled states refusing to cut taxes on fuel.  In a Facebook post, the Finance Minister asked if they are only committed to tweets and television bytes when it comes to giving relief to the common man.

Mr Jaitley accused the government critics of taking a U- Turn by terming the cut in petrol and diesel prices by 2.5 rupees per litre by the Centre as 'bad economics'. The Finance Minister said the NDA Government has an exemplary record of fiscal prudence.  He added that government urged the states to cut taxes on oil and most of the BJP-NDA ruled states did so while others refused.

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Death Toll In Jammu Road Accident Rises To 20; PM, Governor Announce Ex-Gratia Payments

New Delhi: Death toll in the Jammu and Kashmir tragic road accident, which took place on Saturday, in Ramban district of Jammu Division has risen to 20. District Development Commissioner, Ramban, Showkat Aeijaz has said that the mishap occurred when the driver of the ill fated vehicle lost control over the vehicle near Kela Morh on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and it fell into a 300 feet deep gorge.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced ex gratia of two lakh rupees to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the accident. He also announced  50,000 rupees for each of the seriously injured in the accident.