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Camel sacrifice attracts limited people in Kashmir

Camel sacrifice attracts limited people in Kashmir

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: Abdul Rehman Malla patiently waits for customers at his shop at Parimpora in outskirts of Srinagar. He sells camels and expects good sales ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha festival this year. Malla told INS that for the past two decades, he has been importing camels from outside, mainly from Rajasthan. “Over these years, […]

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Despite HC orders, Asiya, Faheemda shifted to Jammu jail: DeM

Despite HC orders, Asiya, Faheemda shifted to Jammu jail: DeM

 Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat on Thursday said the party chairperson, Syed Asiya Andrabi, and her personal secretary, Sofi Fehmeeda, were shifted to Jammu Jammu jail despite court orders directing the government to release them immediately. “The PSA against both Asiya Sahiba and Fehmeeda Sahiba was quashed on Wednesday and the order was later on served to Superintendent […]

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Mehbooba lays foundation for extra accommodation at JK House in Delhi  

Mehbooba lays foundation for extra accommodation at JK House in Delhi  

New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday laid the foundation of additional accommodation at J&K House, Chanakya Puri here. The proposed block would have 24 rooms, spread over four floors with two connecting corridors. The block would be built as per the latest fire safety norms. Minister of State for Transport and Public Works, […]

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Time to hug and discard Goli and Gaali: Omar to Modi 

Time to hug and discard Goli and Gaali: Omar to Modi 

Rajouri: Former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that it was time to translate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on August 15 on ground in the State. While addressing a party rally in Rajouri, Omar referred to the Prime Minister’s statement that […]

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JKSSC summer basketball coaching camp concludes in Sgr

JKSSC summer basketball coaching camp concludes in Sgr

SRINAGAR,: First of its kind summer basketball camp organized by J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) concludes today at Indoor Sports Stadium Srinagar. International Basketball Coach, Pradyot voleti imparted training to the thousands of budding players and held basketball camps in Central, South and North Kashmir districts, where the response of the players was extraordinary for […]

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Training programme concludes at JKEDI Bandipora

Training programme concludes at JKEDI Bandipora

BANDIPORA: The 21-day training camp at J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Bandipora under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Startup Loan Scheme (YSLS) concluded here today.           Around 68 candidates completed their training in manufacturing, services and agriculture allied skills. As many as 50 candidates including 5 female candidates qualified the programme and will be […]

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Zulfkar visits Tulail, reviews stock, supply position of food grains

Zulfkar visits Tulail, reviews stock, supply position of food grains

GUREZ, : Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary  Zulfikar Ali Thursday directed the district authorities to speed up the stocking of food grains and other essential commodities in border area of Gurez sub division before the onset of winter and ensure that storage of ration will cater the requirements till […]

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Dr Qasim targets those who ‘overtly or covertly’ helped PDP come into power

Dr Qasim targets those who ‘overtly or covertly’ helped PDP come into power

Srinagar: Dr Aashiq Hussain Faktoo alias Dr Qasim on Thursday targeted those who ‘overtly or covertly’ helped PDP come into power, saying differentiating between the party and National Conference can prove disastrous. In a statement, a spokesman of Muslim Deeni Mahaz headed by Dr Qasim also accused ruling PDP of having planned to kill Asiya […]

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Judicial Custody of Shabir shah extended

Judicial Custody of Shabir shah extended

Judicial custody of Shabir Shah was extended by court on Thursday. Shah was arrested in an alleged money laundering case. According to media reports Shah will appear at the Patiala House Court on September 13 through video conferencing.

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Blue whale game mastermind arrested in Russia

Blue whale game mastermind arrested in Russia

Alleged of being the mastermind of the deadly blue whale game a 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested, the game encouraged players to commit suicide. Russian police released footage of a raid on the teenager’s house in far-east Russia, where they found portraits of Philipp Budeikin, a Russian psychology student who is behind bars after […]

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Observe Eid with austerity, care for victims of ‘state terrorism’: UJC

Observe Eid with austerity, care for victims of ‘state terrorism’: UJC

  Srinagar: United Jihad Council, an amalgam of various militant organizations, on Thursday urged people to observe the ensuing Eid-ul-Azha with austerity and urged them take care of “victims of state terrorism.” “People of Jammu and Kashmir shall celebrate Eid with austerity. Taking care of the victims of state terrorism is our collective responsibility,” UJC’s […]

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‘Eid prayers in Eidgah at 9:30 am, Mirwaiz to deliver sermon’

‘Eid prayers in Eidgah at 9:30 am, Mirwaiz to deliver sermon’

Srinagar: Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid on Thursday announced that the Eid-ul-Adha prayers would be offered at historic Eidgah here at 9:30 am. In a statement issued here, a spokesperson of Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid said Kashmir’s chief cleric and chairman Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, would deliver a sermon at 8:30 am before the Eid prayers. “People […]

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Marriage scheme for poor girls: HC orders action against fake beneficiaries

Marriage scheme for poor girls: HC orders action against fake beneficiaries

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir has directed authorities to take action against those who have filed fake affidavits in a bid to avail benefits under State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS). Under SMAS, an eligible poor girl beneficiary will be entitled to one-time financial assistance of Rs 25,000 and five grams of gold from district social […]

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Class 10 bi annual results announced, can be accessed on official website

Class 10 bi annual results announced, can be accessed on official website

Srinagar: The Jammu And Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) declared the results of class 10 bi-annual 2017 examination on Thursday The result can be accessed on the official website jkbose.co.in. The class 10 Leh division examination results have also been announced by the jkbose.

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Compare your Eid ul Adha holiday

Compare your Eid ul Adha holiday

Eid ul Adha will be celebrated on September 2, and there will be holidays to celebrate it. We provide you with a list of holidays announced in different parts of the world for Eid. Compare your holidays with it. May you have a great Eid. Saudi Arabia has announced a 16-day public holiday. Qatar and Turkey […]

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Mumbai building collapse death toll reaches 10, dozens trapped in rubble

Mumbai building collapse death toll reaches 10, dozens trapped in rubble

Death toll in the building collapse in Mumbais Byculla area has reached ten, including three women and dozens have been injured while at least 17 people have been rescued on Thursday. Teams of the NDRF and the Fire Brigade are at the spot engaged in rescue operations. Reports qouting MLA Amin Patel said that a […]

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Gauba is new Home Secretary

Gauba is new Home Secretary

Srinagar: Rajiv Gauba on Thursday took over as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs. A Jharkhand-cadre of 1982 IAS batch, Gauba joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty on June 27 this year and took charge as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of […]

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PDP-BJP engineering communal divide to hide failures: Omar

PDP-BJP engineering communal divide to hide failures: Omar

Rajouri: Former Chief Minister and working president of opposition National Conference Omar Abdullah on Wednesday accused PDP-BJP of engineering communal divide and daid that it poses a huge challenge to people. Addressing a party rally at Kalakote here, Omar also asked the PDP and the BJP to desist from “dividing people on communal and regional […]

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HC quashes PSA detention of Asiya Andrabi, Sofi Fahmeeda

HC quashes PSA detention of Asiya Andrabi, Sofi Fahmeeda

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has quashed detention order under Public Safety Act against Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and her aide Faheemda Sofi and ordered authorities to release them forthwith from the preventive detention. The ruling PDP-BJP government had booked ailing Asiya and Sofi under the PSA, described as a “lawless law” by the Amnesty […]

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Geelani wishes Muslim world on Eid, prays ‘respite’ from bloodshed

Geelani wishes Muslim world on Eid, prays ‘respite’ from bloodshed

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday extended greetings to the Muslim world and people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. In a statement issued here, the octogenarian wished peace, well-being, prosperity and respite from bloodshed. Referring to Kashmir and Palestine issue, he said that there should be an […]

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International Day of Disappeared commemorated in Srinagar

International Day of Disappeared commemorated in Srinagar

  Faisal Shabir/Muzamil shah Srinagar august  30: Young artist of Kashmir valley today created a miniature of Asia’s largest tulip garden using instillation art work to register their protest and express solidarity with the parents of disappeared persons on the International day of Disappeared. The artists created the miniature of the tulip garden located on the […]

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Govt forms expert panel to reduce bag weight of school children  

Govt forms expert panel to reduce bag weight of school children  

Srinagar:  The state Government has formed an expert committee for suggesting possible measures to help reduce the weight of bags of school-going children. The members of the panel include Prof. A.G. Madhosh, Former Head of the Department, Department of Commerce, University of Kashmir; Prof. (Dr.) Nusrat Andrabi, Ex-Principal & Member of Indian Red Cross Society; […]

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Students protest in Handwara over Shahids killing

Students protest in Handwara over Shahids killing

Handwara: Government forces on Wednesday had to resort to teargas shelling after students of Govt Degree College Handwara staged protest over killing of  Shahid Bashir Mir last week.   Shahid, according to Army was killed in an encounter, the claim rejected by his family who accuse forces of killing him in a staged encounter. Shahid […]

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CASO launched in Adipora village of Kulgam district

CASO launched in Adipora village of Kulgam district

Cordon And Search Operation CASO, has been launched by government forces in Adipora village of Qaimoh in Kulgam district of South Kashmir. According to sources the CASO is a joint operation by army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

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Exchange of Fire at LOC

Exchange of Fire at LOC

Srinagar: Heavy exchange of fire is reported along the Line Of Control at Nowshehra sector on Wednesday. Reports alleged Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages in Rajouri district.

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ATM gaurd thwarts bid to loot machine in the night

ATM gaurd thwarts bid to loot machine in the night

Srinagar: Bid to loot an ATM was thwarted by the guard posted on Wednesday in Srinagar. The guard identified as Shabir Ahmad Chopan fought with two persons who had come to loot the ATM in a Maruti car at Sanat Nagar during last night. The looters fled after the stiff resistance by the guard posted there. […]

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Business around Battamloo bus terminal feeling the heat of ‘shifting’ order

Business around Battamloo bus terminal feeling the heat of ‘shifting’ order

Muzamil Shah. Srinagar: The decision to shift the General bus stand Batamaloo has been taken and in Parimpora will be the new general bus stand however shopkeepers at Batamaloo are in a fix as they are at the verge of ‘bankruptcy’ and ‘closure’. “Business will be over,” says Abdul Hameed, a shopkeeper at Battamaloo. These […]

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Protests erupt during CASO in Bandipora

Protests erupt during CASO in Bandipora

Srinagar: Government forces called off Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in an area of Hajin after intense protests broke out in the area. According to reports government forces launched CASO early Wednesday morning however soon youth took to streets and intense clashes erupted. Forces had to resort to tear gas shelling.

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105th SLBC: J&K Bank disbursed Rs 3665.14 Cr, contributes 69 pc of total credit in the state

105th SLBC: J&K Bank disbursed Rs 3665.14 Cr, contributes 69 pc of total credit in the state

  Srinagar: J&K Bank today convened 105th meeting of J&K State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) here at SKICC, which was presided over by J&K Chief Secretary Bharat Bhushan Vyas. Briefing the house on the occasion J&K Bank Chairman & CEO and Convener JK SLBC Parvez Ahmed said, “The banks operating in J&K have extended total […]

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Tasaduq Mufti for streamlining recruitment process by SSB

Tasaduq Mufti for streamlining recruitment process by SSB

Srinagar: The Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, whose incumbent coordinator is Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, the brother of Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed, has suggested to the J&K Services Selection Board (SSB) to work out a time-bound mechanism for filling up of vacancies in the government departments on the pattern of Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Taking cognizance of […]

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Geelani hails commitment of political prisoners

Geelani hails commitment of political prisoners

Expresses concern over Hajin youth’s mysterious killing, condoles death of 7 family members in accident Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday hailed commitment and dedication of political prisoners lodged in and outside the state. In a statement, the octogenarian leader said that Jammu and Kashmir’s resistance movement was based on […]

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Art 35A integral to Indian Constitution, defending it can’t be anti-national: Omar

Art 35A integral to Indian Constitution, defending it can’t be anti-national: Omar

Budhal Darhal: Article 35A is integral to constitution of India and defending it can’t be anti-national, former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday. Addressing a workers rally here, Omar also “lamented” over BJP for making this proviso a Hindu versus Muslim and the state versus rest of the country issue. […]

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Sale of sacrificial animals picks up as Eid nears  

Sale of sacrificial animals picks up as Eid nears  

Srinagar: The sale of sacrificial animals has began to gather pace with sellers having a boom as there are hardly any takers for the rate fixed by the administration. With just few days left for Eid-ul-Azha, there was feverish buying of animals in the vast Eidgah area, where huge markets have been set up, on Tuesday. […]

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Annual Urs of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA)

Annual Urs of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA)
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Drive against bung cultivation in Bandipora

Drive against bung cultivation in Bandipora

A team  of officials comprising of Excise Taxation Department, , Officials of Revenue department, Police  destroyed Bung  cultivation illegally grown over a land of about hundreds of  Kanals  in the orchard areas of Sumbal Raki Shilwat Ganstan  village of North Kashmir’s Sumbal Tehsil of Bandipora district.  

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Consumers Rights Day Observed in Ganderbal

Consumers Rights Day Observed in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: In order to make the consumers aware about their rights and responsibilities, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Ganderbal organized a function in connection with Consumer Rights Day observed across the state on Tuesday. The event was held at Mini Secretariat, DC Office Complex Ganderbal from where a rally started and ended […]

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Kashmir Constructional Workers Union stage protest against Government

Kashmir Constructional Workers Union stage protest against Government

Muzamil shah Srinagar: Members of Kashmir Contractual Workers Union (KCWU) staged a protest demonstration  against the state government for its failure to implement Labour laws “Apathy of the government towards the working class is appalling. Gov is not serious about the implementation of the labour laws in letter and spirit,” protesters said. Mohammad Afzal of KCWU […]

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SC rejects Gujarat High Court order directing state to rebuild mosques, shrines destroyed in 2002 riots

SC rejects Gujarat High Court order directing state to rebuild mosques, shrines destroyed in 2002 riots

The Supreme Court rejected the Gujarat High Court order which had directed the state government to pay for reconstruction and repair of shrines damaged and destroyed during the 2002 post-Godhra riots on Tuesday.   The Apex court was hearing an appeal filed by the Gujarat government against the High Court order directing it to pay […]

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Appalling: Killer nurse suspected of causing 84 more murders, would inject patients with deadly medicine

Appalling: Killer nurse suspected of causing 84 more murders, would inject patients with deadly medicine

Germany: A convicted nurse in Germany who is serving life sentence is being suspected of killing 84 patients by injecting them a deadly medication. The former nurse is already serving life sentence for murdering patients. According to media reports the man who is being identified as Niels H. one of the worst serial killers in […]

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Valley put on high alert following attack on DPL Pulwama

Valley put on high alert following attack on DPL Pulwama

Faisal Shabir August: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Tuesday said that entire Valley has been put on high alert following the Fidayeen attack on District Police Lines (DPL) in Pulwama last week. Khan was answering a question from INS after unconfirmed reports of  high alert sounded in Srinagar following intelligence inputs that Jaish e Mohammad […]

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Two persons arrested with Liqour

Two persons arrested with Liqour

Two persons were arrested and liquor was recovered from their possession on Tuesday, police said. “A naka was laid at T. Chowk Banihal. During checking of vehicles one vehicle bearing no jk 22 1278 was put to thorough checking,” police said. During checking 36 Sacks of Desi whiskey 250 ml, One bottle of Royal Imperal […]

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Pray that God saves them: Pope Francis on Rohingya Muslims

Pray that God saves them: Pope Francis on Rohingya Muslims

Disparaged over the ‘persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Mayanmar’, Pope Francis asked ‘faithful to pray for them’. Francis was also quoted of having said that he prayed that Rohingya Muslims receive “full rights”. Thousands of Rohingya are trying to flee into Bangladesh after escalated deadly violence. In St Peter’s Square Francis asked faithful to pray […]

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SHRC notice to police on plea for probe into ‘excessive use’ of force during 2016 unrest  

SHRC notice to police on plea for probe into ‘excessive use’ of force during 2016 unrest  

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to state police, seeking its response to a petition demanding a probe by SHRC’s investigation wing into the use of “excessive force” and non compliance of standard operating procedure (SoP) by the armed forces during 2016 unrest in Kashmir Valley. M M Shuja, chairman Centre […]

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Hajj 2017: Pilgrims from abroad to Hajj reaches 17,35,391.

Hajj 2017: Pilgrims from abroad to Hajj reaches  17,35,391.

JEDDAH: The number of pilgrims coming from abroad for the annual Hajj to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reached 1,735,391. Quoting the General Directorate of Passports, arabnews reported that on Monday ‘the number of guests of Allah coming from abroad has reached 1,735,391.’ “The number of pilgrims coming by air was 1,631,979; 88,585 by […]

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Two bodies recovered from orchard in Shopian

Two bodies recovered from orchard in Shopian

Srinagar: Two bodies of youth were recovered early Tuesday in Palpora Narwaw area of Shopian in south Kashmir. Initial reports suggest that bodies were found in the orchards. The Duo have been identified as Umar Suhail son of Asif Iqbal aged 17 and Muhammad Ather son of Abdul Razaq aged 20, both residents of Rajouri […]

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Distinct identity ‘article of faith’ for people of all three regions: Farooq

Distinct identity ‘article of faith’ for people of all three regions: Farooq

Srinagar: Article 35-A is a non-negotiable Article of faith for the people of the State, former Chief minister and National Conference president Dr. Farooq Abdullah said on Monday. He that National Conference was ready to fight every battle required to safeguard the State’s special status and its political and cultural identity. Addressing a party convention […]

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Seven family members die in an Accident

Seven family members die in an Accident

Seven Members of the family died in Ann accident at Narian on Monday. The family belongs to Personal Assistant to Deputy Comissioner Rajouri, Mehmood Ahmed, he too died in the accident. The dead have been identified as: 1. Mehmood Ahmed s/o Jaffer Ali ( PA DC) 2. Abdul Aziz son of Jaffer Ali 3.Atter Begum […]

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Omar invokes Vajpayee, urges India, Pak to resume talks

Omar invokes Vajpayee, urges India, Pak to resume talks

Mendhar:  Former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Monday recalled former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s “golden words” that friends can be changed but not the neighbours remains relevant in the sub-continent and pitched for generating conducive atmosphere to restart Indo-Pak dialogue to herald a new era of good neighbourly relations.  “Both India […]

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People of J&K indebted to Shah-e-Hamdan: CM 

People of J&K indebted to Shah-e-Hamdan: CM 

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are indebted to Hazrat Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) popularly known as Shah-e-Hamdan. She also felicitated people of the State on the annual Urs of the saint. She said people of Jammu & Kashmir are greatly indebted to Hazrat Shah-e-Hamdan (R.A.) for […]

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College students protest against ‘callous’ Kashmir University

College students protest against ‘callous’ Kashmir University

Faisal Shabir Srinagar August 28th: Scores of undergraduate students today protested against Kashmir University for the delay in the conduct of their examinations. The students raised slogans against Kashmir University and J&K education Minister Altaf Bukhari. Protesting students demanded that KU must conduct their examinations on time to save their ‘future’. “We have enrolled for […]

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