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  • Srinagar Streets Just Got Safer - 300 Stone Pelters Arrested By Jammu & Kashmir Police

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    The arrest of 300 suspected instigators of stone-pelting by the Jammu and Kashmir police over the last one month has drastically reduced the number of such protests, and made the streets of Srinagar and surrounding areas much safer, officials monitoring the situation in the Valley said.

    The current spell of such protests, which are targeted at government buildings and security installations and personnel, was triggered by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani's killing on July 8. As part of the Centre's strategy to curb the protests, the J&K police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have systematically nabbed stone-pelters and sent them to jail under the Public Safety Act. They have also arrested some Hurriyat members.

     

    A list of 423 suspects, including local leaders associated with separatist hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Jamaat-e-Islami, as well as overground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen and other outfits, was prepared, and a decision taken to pick them up. According to top home ministry officials, J&K police and CRPF went to remote villages in Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Bandipora, Sopore and Kulgam, among other areas, over the past few weeks to hunt for the suspected instigators of violence in the valley.

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    During each operation, CRPF and J&K police teams, sometimes in the hundreds, created a corridor before entering a village. After a suspect was nabbed, they were produced before a magistrate and sent to jail. "A decision was taken by home minister Rajnath Singh last month that the security forces should crack down on people behind the violence, which has taken close to 90 lives, and go after them aggressively," a senior government official said. "The forces have reclaimed the areas which were dominated by stone-pelters in July and August," the official added. Local informers had helped prepare the list of instigators.

     

    According to the investigation so far, the suspects allegedly travelled from one village to another over the last three months to instigate stone-pelting, and directed youngsters on where to carry out attacks on the forces. They also planned the supply of stones, and who would lead the charge. Most of them, sources said, were paid for organising the attacks, while the main attackers in a mob were given Rs 500-700 each per day.

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    "The organisers of the violence were giving inflammatory speeches in large gatherings, instigating the youth to continue the unrest and attack police/CRPF and Army installations," the official said.

    Some of the known names detained include Shafi Waqai, considered to be very close to Geelani, Mohammad Tantray of Hurriyat, and Fayaz Ahmad. PSA allows security agencies to detain persons accused of disturbing peace in J&K for three months to one year without a trial.

    Source: indiatimes.com

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo cursed Zinedine Zidane on the bench; Dressing room clash also revealed

    Is Cristiano Ronaldo v Zinedine Zidane going to become a thing?

    Cristiano Ronaldo cursed Zinedine Zidane on the bench; Dressing room clash also revealed (Video)

    Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench

    Ronaldo curses Zidane

    Spanish newspaper Sport have been heavily reporting on the supposed “falling-out” between Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo was not happy to be subbed off against Las Palmas this weekend and Real Madrid ended drawing 2-2, putting the French coach in the line of fire.

    Cristiano Ronaldo could be seen on the bench cursing Zinedine Zidane after being substituted.

    Cristiano said “your f***ing mother” [su puta madre – can also mean “F*** you”], referring to Zidane. Not just that but he also said “Foda-se”, a Portuguese expression somewhere between “f*** yourself” and “for f***’s sake”.

    Dressing room conversation revealed

    Sport also reported on the conversation which reportedly took place between the pair in the Real Madrid dressing room after the game.

    “I’m disappointed in you,” said Ronaldo to his coach. Zidane tried to calm the situation. “Calm down Cris, you needed to rest, you will play 90 minutes against Dortmund.”

    A cold silence broke out which Sergio Ramos decided to break – “You shouldn’t get like this (Cristiano).”

    It is worth noting that Sport are a Catalan newspaper and quite obviously have an agenda.

    James Milner: Liverpool are a different side to last year

     

    James Milner believes Liverpool are a much different team from last season

     

    James Milner believes Liverpool are a much different team from last season

    James Milner reckons Liverpool are starting to build momentum, with Saturday's 5-1 victory over Hull taking them fourth in the Premier League table.

    Their only defeat so far was a 2-0 loss at Burnley in August, and vice-captain Milner believes they are a much different team to last season.he 30-year-old midfielder told the club's TV channel: "I'm seeing a different team this year, completely different to last year.

    Even Burnley wasn't too bad a performance, it was the final third that let us down.

    Milner (right) celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot  against Hull
    Milner (right) celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot against Hull

    "I think maybe last year some games we would play like we wanted to play, but in other games we wouldn't.

    "Consistency has been really good and you look down the squad list and the quality is unbelievable."

    SOURCE: skysports.com/

     

     

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  • Democrat vs. Republican Celebrities

    Brad Pitt is a Democrat. Who knew?

    Celebrities who are Democrats, according to the Federal Electoral Commission or are known liberals:

     

    1. Ben Affleck (actor)
    2. Andre Agassi (tennis player)
    3. Jennifer Aniston (actress)
    4. Kevin Bacon (actor)
    5. Alec Baldwin (actor)
    6. Roseanne Barr (actress)
    7. Jessica Biel (actress)
    8. Chevy Chase (actor)
    9. John Cusack (actor)
    10. Matt Damon (actor)
    11. Larry David (actor, writer, producer)
    12. Paula Deen (cook, actress, TV personality)
    13. Robert Deniro (actor)
    14. Cameron Diaz (actress)
    15. Leonardo Dicaprio (actor)
    16. The Dixie Chicks (singers)
    17. Eminem (rapper)
    18. Harrison Ford (actor)
    19. Michael J. Fox (actor)
    20. Jennifer Garner (actress)
    21. John Goodman (actor)
    22. Jake Gyllenhaal (actor)
    23. Tom Hanks (actor)
    24. Hugh Hefner (Playboy)
    25. Faith Hill (singer)
    26. Hulk Hogan (wrestler)
    27. Michael Jordan (basketball player)
    28. Lady Gaga (singer)
    29. Tim McGraw (singer)
    30. Demi Moore (actress)
    31. Willie Nelson (singer)
    32. Jack Nicholson (actor)
    33. Rosie O’Donnell (actress)
    34. Oprah (TV personality)
    35. Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)
    36. Sean Penn
    37. Regis Philbin (TV host)
    38. Brad Pitt (actor)
    39. Natalie Portman (actress)
    40. Susan Sarandon (actress)
    41. Steven Spielberg (director, producer)
    42. Jerry Springer (TV host)
    43. Bruce Springsteen (singer)
    44. Meryl Streep (actress)
    45. Barbra Streisand (actress)
    46. Tim Robbins (actor)
    47. Reese Witherspoon (actress)

    (40 of the above are from Matt Stopera’s list for BuzzFeed)

    Buffy is a Republican! Who knew?

    Celebrities who are Republicans, according to the Federal Electoral Commission or are known conservatives:

    1. 50 Cent (rapper, actor)
    2. Scott Baio (actor)
    3. Stephen Baldwin (actor)
    4. Dean Cain (actor)
    5. Drew Carey (actor)
    6. Alice Cooper (rock singer)
    7. Tony Danza (actor)
    8. Bo Derek (actress)
    9. Shannen Doherty (actress)
    10. Robert Duvall (actor)
    11. Clint Eastwood (actor, director)
    12. Gloria Estefan (singer)
    13. Sarah Michelle Gellar (actress)
    14. Mel Gibson (actor)
    15. Kelsey Grammer (actor)
    16. Sammy Hagar (rock singer)
    17. Angie Harmon (actress)
    18. Patricia Heaton (actress)
    19. Rachel Hunter (model, actress)
    20. James Earl Jones (actor)
    21. Don King (boxing promoter)
    22. LL Cool J (rapper, actor)
    23. Nick Lachey (singer, actor)
    24. Meat Loaf (rock musician, actor)
    25. Heather Locklear (actress)
    26. Susan Lucci (actress)
    27. Karl Malone (Lakers basketball player)
    28. Wayne Newton (singer)
    29. Chuck Norris (actor)
    30. Ted Nugent (rock musician)
    31. Johnny Ramone (punk rock guitarist)
    32. Mary Lou Retton (Olympic gymnast)
    33. The Rock (actor)
    34. Adam Sandler (actor)
    35. Pat Sajak (TV game show host)
    36. Tom Selleck (actor)
    37. Rick Shroder (actor)
    38. Jessica Simpson (actress)
    39. Sylvester Stallone (actor)
    40. Ben Stein (actor, writer)
    41. Arnold Swarzenegger (actor; former California governor)
    42. Jon Voight (actor)
    43. Bruce Willis (actor)

    (40 of the above names are from Matt Stopera’s list for BuzzFeed)

     

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