The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) blamed the “cold response” of the separatists for the Centre’s decision on Sunday to withdraw the orders on the cessation of operations in Jammu and Kashmir, while the Opposition parties described it as “an admission of the grave situation prevailing in the State.”Government spokesman and PDP Minister Naeem Akhtar said the Hurriyat’s inability to come up with a positive response and contribute to the ceasefire offer “is a testimony to the new reality that the separatist leaders are no more a factor in J&K and have lost the leverage over their own constituency.”“It’s sad that the measure that could have set the stage for dialogue was not reciprocated,” said Mr. Akhtar.Both the separatists and the militant leadership in Kashmir had rejected the Centre’s gesture to stop counter-insurgency operations, saying “it’s not serious to address the Kashmir problem.”Also Read Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah described the Centre’s decision as “admission of failure.”“The failure is the failure of everyone who wanted to give peace a chance,” said Mr. Abdullah.The Congress claimed the situation in the State has slipped back to the 1990s.“There were no takers for the unilateral ceasefire both within and outside and across the borders. Instead, the situation took an ugly turn on the borders in the Valley, resulting in its revocation,” said State Congress president G.A. Mir. He said the fresh situation has posed a challenge to the smooth conduct of the Amarnath yatra.“The Centre has failed to take all mainstream parties on board and evolve a national consensus on the Kashmir situation while taking significant decisions,” said Mr. Mir.The heightened militant activities during the ceasefire period left 51 people dead in the Valley, including 20 militants and 13 civilians. Eighteen security personnel also died as militants resorted to firing, used improvised explosive devices and set off over 20 grenade explosions. Government not to extend ‘cease-ops’ in Kashmir
LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University head coach Jamike Jarin wants his players to stop relying on just one person to get themselves out of tight situations.In the Bulldogs’ 90-83 loss to Far Eastern University Wednesday, wingman J-Jay Alejandro was the lone player from Jarin’s team to display the fighting spirit in the fourth quarter against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LATEST STORIES Racela proud of Tolentino’s improved defensive effort For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. And seeing just one player try to carry the whole team did not bode well with Jarin as they dropped to 2-3 in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball standings.“An all J-Jay offense is a concern,” said Jarin at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “This team is not talented enough to win games individually so it has to be a collective team effort. We need to step up offensively and defensively.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU trailed 76-68 at the start of the fourth until Alejandro willed the Bulldogs to a 9-2 run late in the period to cut the deficit to five, 86-81.Alejandro scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth while his teammates mustered just four in the final period. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC
Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “As requested by POC president and PBA chair Ricky Vargas, to the SBP which we agreed, we want to bring nothing less but the best PBA talent that we can assemble. We want to win the gold medal in baseball and the SBP is fully committed to make this a reality,’ said Panlilio.The Philippines has won 17 of the 19 previous stagings and has held the championship for the past 12 SEA Games.It would be the first time SEAG basketball is held here since 1991 Manila edition. The country was under sanction by the Fiba (international basketball federation) when the Philippines also hosted in 2005.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This was confirmed by Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon “Tats” Suzara who had a meeting with Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas officials.Suzara, Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas and SBP president Al Panlilio issued a statement Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We heard the voices of our people. We were also made aware that some sectors have started to put the blame on certain agencies without really understanding the complexities of the situation,” said the statement.“Holding an event in this magnitude is a shared responsibility among different sports elders and even our people,” added the statement. “This event is a showcase of our capacity to hold massive regional sporting events.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Warriors overcome Timberwolves to regain no. 1 spot in West Suzara said they MOA Arena has finally accommodated the basketball meet which is considered the main attraction in the biennial meet, besting the traditional centerpiece events of track and field and swimming.Basketball events will be held Dec. 4-10, although practice for men’s and women’s is set for Dec. 1-3.The MOA Arena staged the Fiba Asia Championships in 2013 and the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2016.But it was reported last week that it couldn’t hold the basketball games due to several events that were booked already.Instead, the smaller FilOil Flying V Center was tapped, triggering reaction from the basketball-crazy nation.ADVERTISEMENT The highly anticipated basketball events in the Southeast Asian Games will be held at SM Mall of Asia Arena, the modern, 15,000-seater venue that was earlier said to be unavailable for the meet.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments MOST READ
Kawasaki Ninja 300The price of sports bike Kawasaki Ninja 300 has been increased by Rs 10,000, making it available for Rs 3.96 lakh (on-road Mumbai). No change in the product has been reported so far to justify the increase.Reasons for increase in price have not been disclosed by Kawasaki. It still comes with the same set of features, colours and body work. For a sports bike priced close to Rs 4 lakh, it is surprising that it does not even come with Antilock Braking System (ABS), which is considered vital for a high speed vehicle. Given that the new KTM RC 390 has been priced attractively, it was expected that prices of Ninja 300 would be reduced, which appears to create doubts on the product.Ninja 300 is powered by a 296 cc four stroke engine with 38 bhp of power and 27 Nm peak torque, mated to 6 speed return type transmission. Its closest rival, KTM RC 390, powered by a single cylinder 373.27 cc engine produced 42 bhp power and and 35 Nm peak torque at 7,000 rpm, also mated to 6 speed gearbox. With the RC 90 priced Rs 1.5 lakh lower than the Ninja, will Kawasaki really be able to sustain itself? To get an answer to this question, keep watching this space for more.