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Release Asif Sultan immediately, ban pellet guns use in J&K: Kashmiri diaspora in UK

Release Asif Sultan immediately, ban pellet guns use in J&K: Kashmiri diaspora in UK

Srinagar: Demanding release of Journalist Asif Sultan immediately pro freedom Kashmiri diaspora leaders on Monday in Birmingham United Kingdom said that ‘European Union and other western countries should raise the human rights violations issue perpetrated in Kashmir.’ The leaders held a presser at Birmingham UK and was addressed by M Ghalib, Fahim Kiani presidents of […]

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Winter vacation in Kashmir, Jammu winter zone ITIs from Jan 2

Winter vacation in Kashmir, Jammu winter zone ITIs from Jan 2

Jammu: Directorate of Technical Education on Monday announced vacations in all the ITIs functioning in the Kashmir division and in the winter zone of Jammu province from January 2, 2019 to January 10, 2019. An order to this effect issued by the Directorate said the decision has been taken in view of adverse weather conditions […]

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Admin Secy Law to hold charge of Secy LA

Admin Secy Law to hold charge of Secy LA

Srinagar: The government ordered Administrative Secretary, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs to hold the charge of the post of Secretary, J&K Legislative Assembly in addition to his own duties till the post is filled up on regular basis, on the retirement on superannuation of Rattan Lal Sharma, Secretary, J&K Legislative Assembly. The order […]

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DGP attaches SSP Security Kashmir

DGP attaches SSP Security Kashmir

Srinagar: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Monday attached with immediate effect Maqsood-ul-Zaman, SSP Security Kashmir, with Security Headquarters. In an order issued here, Sajad Hussain, SSP Commandant JKAP-3rd Bn, has been asked look after the work of SSP security Kashmir in addition to his own duties shall till further orders.

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FCS&CA, LMD launch joint inspection, book erring traders

FCS&CA, LMD launch joint inspection, book erring traders

Srinagar: In a coordinated effort, the Enforcement Wing of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Legal Metrology Department (LMD) today collected a fine of Rs 3900 from erring shopkeepers in Srinagar city. The FCS&CA and LMD have launched two-week long special drive across Kashmir valley against errant shopkeepers. As per the departmental press […]

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Governor unveils J&K Bank Wall Calendar, Diaries

Governor unveils J&K Bank Wall Calendar, Diaries

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday unveiled the JK Bank Wall Calendar and Diary 2019 at Raj Bhawan here. The launch was made presence of K. K. Sharma. Advisor to Governor; Parvez Ahmed, Chairman & CEO, J&K Bank; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance; and senior management of […]

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Google News Initiative workshop at IUST

Google News Initiative workshop at IUST

Awantipora: A day long Google News Initiative (GNI) workshop on ‘fact-checking, online verification and digital hygiene’ was organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (DJMC), Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) for its students here on Monday. The training was conducted by Google-certified trainer and associate editor of Rising Kashmir, Faisul Yaseen, […]

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Beerwah villages protest over unscheduled power cuts, damage Master Plan water supply pipeline

Beerwah villages protest over unscheduled power cuts, damage Master Plan water supply pipeline

by Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: Scores of residents from several villages of beerwah area protested at Hanjigora village in the central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday against Power Development Department for their failure in ensuring the sufficient power supply to the area.Reports said that people from Hanjigora, Kralnew, Chanapora, Zabgula, Kulhuma, Ramhuma and other villages on Monday blocked the […]

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India level Science Exhibition: Three students from Kupwara among 11 member team to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi next month

India level Science Exhibition: Three students from Kupwara among 11 member team to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Delhi next month

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: Three students including two girls of government institutions Kupwara district are set to represent state of Jammu and Kashmir at National Science Exhibition Programme at Delhi, scheduled to be held next month.  They will be part of the eleven member state team. Sheeba Rasheed 13, one among the trio, said that: “I […]

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‘18 women, 31 children among 160 civilians killed; 2018 ‘deadliest’ year with 586 killings: Report

‘18 women, 31 children among 160 civilians killed; 2018 ‘deadliest’ year with 586 killings: Report

Srinagar: 18 women and 31 children were among 160 civilians killed in 2018, the deadliest in last decade with 586 people slain in different incidents of violence in Kashmir Valley, according to the annual report by Association of parents of disappeared persons and Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and . “The year 2018 […]

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Free Diagnostic Camp held at KU

Free Diagnostic Camp held at KU

Srinagar: As an outreach program to serve the society, the Department of Clinical Biochemistry University of Kashmir in collaboration with University Health Centre organized a Free Diagnostic Camp for Teaching & Non-Teaching employees of the University of Kashmir here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad who appreciated […]

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Governor extends New Year greetings, prays for well being of J&K people

Governor extends New Year greetings, prays for well being of J&K people

Jammu: On the eve of the New Year, Governor Satya Pal Malik has conveyed greetings to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. In his message Governor has wished the people of Jammu and Kashmir a bright and happy New Year and prayed that 2019 would usher peace and normalcy which would promote progress, prosperity and […]

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JDU urges Governor to expose ministers, bureaucrats involved in govt employees health insurance scam

JDU urges Governor to expose ministers, bureaucrats involved in govt employees health insurance scam

Seeks 18% reservation in corporate sector for J&K youth to end unemployment  SRINAGAR: Janta Dal (United) JD (U) State President G M Shaheen urged upon the Governor Satya Pal Malik to expose the names of Minsters and bureaucrats of previous government involved in Government Heath insurance scam so that stern action as per law should […]

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Free Diagnostic Camp held at KU

Free Diagnostic Camp held at KU

Srinagar: As an outreach program to serve the society, the Department of Clinical Biochemistry University of Kashmir in collaboration with University Health Centre organized a Free Diagnostic Camp for Teaching & Non-Teaching employees of the University of Kashmir here on Monday. The camp was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad who appreciated […]

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India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Kupwara

India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara:   The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire along Line of control in northern  Kashmirs Kupwara district on Monday afternoon.   “The Pakistani troopers at about 11:00 Am targeted the Army’s Balbir sub sector post which was heavily retaliated by the forces. The intermittent  exchange of fire is still on in the […]

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Desecration of Jamia Masjid: Commemorate Jan 4 as Yawm e Taqaddus, offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid: JRL

Desecration of Jamia Masjid: Commemorate Jan 4 as Yawm e Taqaddus, offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid: JRL

by Ovais Gull Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday said the coming Friday be commemorated as Yawm e Taqaddus and the surrounding areas of Jamia Masjid Srinagar will offer Friday congregational prayers at the valley’s grand mosque. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that JRL has decided to commemorate the coming Friday as yawm e taqaddus and […]

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HC orders ‘compulsory retirement’ of Session Judge Bhagat, attached

HC orders ‘compulsory retirement’ of Session Judge Bhagat, attached

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday has ordered for ‘compulsory retirement’ of Sanjeev Kumar Bhagat, presently posted as Principal District & Sessions Judge Kargil, and the judicial officer was on Monday attached with Jammu wing of the court. “Consequent upon the recommendations of the High Court for compulsory retirement of Sanjeev Kumar […]

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Four cops dismissed from services after their weapons were looted at Congress leader’s residence

Four cops dismissed from services after their weapons were looted at Congress leader’s residence

Sringar: Four policemen whose rifles were looted from the residence of a senior Congress leader in Srinagar were dismissed from the service dereliction of duty and unauthorised absence on Monday. “Four Police Personnel who were deployed as PSOs with Mohammed Muzzafar Parray, MLC, have been dismissed from service for dereliction of duties and unauthorized absence,” PRO […]

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Don’t turn Gandhi’s India into Zia -ul-Haq’s Pakistan: Mehbooba on Triple Talaq bill

Don’t turn Gandhi’s India into Zia -ul-Haq’s Pakistan: Mehbooba on Triple Talaq bill

By Ovais gull Srinagar: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday criticised Government of India over its Triple Talaq bill and said that  Gandhi’s India should not be turned into  Zia ul Haq’s Pakistan. Mehbooba was addressing a presser in Srinagar. ” Triple Talaq bill was passed despite no Muslim MP supported the bill,” Mufti […]

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Living In The Dark: Bandipora Village Continues To Be Home To Valley’s Un-Electrified Population

Living In The Dark: Bandipora Village Continues To Be Home To Valley’s Un-Electrified Population

Nasir Khuehami Banadipora: Wevan, a small village in Bandipora district of northern Kashmir, is home to the Valley’s un-electrified population, notwithstanding government’s claims of illuminating every household under an exclusive scheme named Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. In winter, when the sun sets at around 5:30 p.m., only a few candles and marshals, the […]

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Mercury plunges again; Srinagar coldest in Valley, colder than Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Mercury plunges again; Srinagar coldest in Valley, colder than Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Srinagar: The respite from biting cold proved short-lived as mercury plummeted again in Kashmir with Srinagar, the summer capital of the state being coldest place in Valley, enduring colder night than world famous resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam, Meteorology department said on Monday. A MeT official said that Srinagar recorded a low o minus 6.6 […]

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Teenager dies of electrocution in Budgam

Teenager dies of electrocution in Budgam

Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: A teenager died of an electrocution on Sunday evening while repairing electric wire near his home at Gariend Khurd village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The deceased has been identified as Danish Yousuf, 17, son of Mohammad Yousuf Bhat. SHO Budgam, Mohammad Rafi told the INS that the youth was electrocuted when […]

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Rains, Snow Set To End Kashmir’s Dry Spell On New Year

Rains, Snow Set To End Kashmir’s Dry Spell On New Year

Srinagar: The Meteorological department has forecast fairly widespread rains and snow from January 1 in Kashmir Valley. If the forecast comes good, it will end the prevailing dry spell and give respite from bone-chilling temperatures in the Valley from last several days. A weather office official here said there was possibility of forecast fairly widespread […]

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Mehjoor shines, declared man of series for 15 wickets in Nagpur tourney

Mehjoor shines, declared man of series for 15 wickets in Nagpur tourney

Srinagar: Speed star of Jammu and Kashmir Mehjoor Ali helped CAG Delhi defeat Mumbai Cricket Academy by 77 runs in the final match of Shri Gajanan Maharaj T20 Cricket Tournament at Nagpur. CAG Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 186 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 […]

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PDD Lineman electrocuted in Ganderbal

PDD Lineman electrocuted in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A lineman of Power Development Department was electrocuted in Dobipora area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday evening. According to reports that a PDD lineman namely Abdul Rehman Rather Son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather of Arampora Ganderbal got electrocuted while repairing a wire at Dobipora. He was shifted to district […]

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Ladakh is land where peace prevails: Guv, extends Losar greetings

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik attended Losar celebrations at Abhinav Theatre here on Sunday. The function was organized by All Ladakh Students Association Jammu (ALSAJ) to celebrate the festival. Highlighting the significance of Losar, Governor observed Losar is the most significant socio-religious event of Ladakh region which is marked by ancient rituals, music, folk dance, […]

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‘Desecration’ of Jamia pulpit: Mirwaiz to lead prayers at grand mosque tomorrow, Friday to be observed ‘youm-e-Taqadus’

‘Desecration’ of Jamia pulpit: Mirwaiz to lead prayers at grand mosque tomorrow, Friday to be observed ‘youm-e-Taqadus’

Srinagar: Two days after some youth unfurled flag of the Islamic State (IS) at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Awami Action Committee held a crucial meeting chaired by its patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen here. “The meeting was called to discuss the recent attempt at violation of the pulpit of Jamia Masjid […]

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Pulwama girl ‘Mehvish Showkat’ among 10th class toppers, secured 99.6% marks

Pulwama girl ‘Mehvish Showkat’ among 10th class toppers, secured 99.6% marks

  By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama : A girl from a remote village in Pulwama area of South Kashmir has secured 99.6 percent marks in the matriculation and is among the toppers of Kashmir valley. Daughter of Electrical appliances businessman, Mehvish Showkat, hails from Qasbayar village of Pulwama, who got 498 marks out of 500 and […]

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Pulwama shuts on second day against militant killings

Pulwama shuts on second day against militant killings

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: A complete shutdown was observed on the second consecutive on Sunday against the killing of four Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants in Rajpora area of Pulwama district on Saturday. All the shops, business and other establishments were closed in the area while public transport was mainly off the roads. The internet services also remained […]

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Strategy And Tactics Executives organizes Power to Women Empowerment

Srinagar: An exclusive conclave of talented females from different fields under banner “Power to Women Empowerment” was organised by Strategy and tactics executives on Sunday at chocolate cafe, Karan Nagar Srinagar. The motive behind the gathering was to bring female power under one roof and provide them exclusive space for sharing respective ideas regarding any […]

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4 weapons go missing from ex-Cong MLC’s official residence in Srinagar

4 weapons go missing from ex-Cong MLC’s official residence in Srinagar

Srinagar: Four weapons have gone missing from guard room of a former congress member legislative council Muzaffar Parray at Jawaharnagar area here. Police said that it was investigating as to how these weapons went missing from the guard room adjacent to official residence of the MLC at J-13 government Quarters Jawaharnagar. Meanwhile, official sources said […]

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Missing Kunzar youth traced in Jammu: Police

Missing Kunzar youth traced in Jammu: Police

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Police on Sunday said that a youth missing from his home in Kunzar area of Tangmarg in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district has been traced out in Jammu. A police officer said that the whereabouts of the missing youth Shakir Ahmed Shiekh son of Mushtaq Ahmed Shiekh resident of Tak Batpora Kunzar has […]

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Respite from cold in Kashmir, Srinagar see low of minus 2.4 Deg Cel

Respite from cold in Kashmir, Srinagar see low of minus 2.4 Deg Cel

Srinagar: People in Kashmir had some respite from the cold in Kashmir even as minimum temperature across the Valley stayed below the freezing point, a Meteorological (MeT) official said on Sunday. In Srinagar, the summer capital of state, the night temperature settled at a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius last night up from minus […]

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Jammu: Forces, suspected persons exchange gunfire near military post Ratnuchak, area sealed

Jammu: Forces, suspected persons exchange gunfire near military post Ratnuchak, area sealed

By Suhail Khan Jammu: Government forces have cordoned off area under police station Bari-Brahamana in Jammu division and search operation is underway to nab the suspected persons who opened fire at the 03 Brigade Officer Quarter Post during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. An official said that at about 0230 Hrs, two suspected persons […]

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Class X: Girls dominate position list, Kashmir Harvard Institute’s students at the top of ladder

Srinagar: Girls dominated top positions in Class X board examination, the results of which were declared by the J&K BOSE on Saturday. Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute’s Hayah Javaid Kirmani topped the list along with Mehvish Showkat, scoring 498 out of maximum 500 marks. The second position was bagged by Maleeha Zahoor of Kashmir Harvard Educational […]

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Minor boy dies in mysterious blast in Pulwama

Minor boy dies in mysterious blast in Pulwama

Srinagar: A minor boy was killed in a mysterious blast at Gadoora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Sources said that the 10-Year-old Arif Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Ghani Dar, a resident of Larrow, was shifted to SMHS hospital after sustaining injuries. He succumbed to grave injuries at the hospital later. Police […]

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75.44% declared successful in 10th annual exams, boys fare better than girls

75.44% declared successful in 10th annual exams, boys fare better than girls

Srinagar: 75.44 percent students were declared successful in the 10th annual examinations, the result of which were declared by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education. The results, declared in a record time, marked over 13 percent increase from last years and boys fared better than girls by two percent. In a statement issued, Chairperson […]

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JRL condemns ‘masked elements’ attempt to ‘desecrate’ pulpit of Jamia Masjid

JRL condemns ‘masked elements’ attempt to ‘desecrate’ pulpit of Jamia Masjid

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have strongly condemned the incident that took place after Friday prayers at Jama Masjid Srinagar in which some “masked elements violating all Islamic teaching, values and sanctity of the mosque and exploiting the Kalima and in the name of Islam, […]

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Governor relocates departments held by Vyas among his 3 advisors

Governor relocates departments held by Vyas among his 3 advisors

Srinagar: The governor has reallocated portfolios among his three advisors, days after  B B Vyas, a former chief secretary resigned and joined as member Union Public Service Commission. The Departments of Home, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth, Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates, Information, Law, Justice & Parliamentary […]

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Indian leaders responsible for ‘grim’ Kashmir situation: Geelani

Indian leaders responsible for ‘grim’ Kashmir situation: Geelani

Says Yeshwant Sinha’s vindicates ‘our stand’ Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that Indian leaders were the responsible for this grim situation in Valley and their “unrealistic” approach was the basic cause of “human tragedy” in the Jammu and Kashmir. “It is the reason that our youth are losing their […]

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People left ‘helpless’, angry as Kashmir see unprecedented power outages

People left ‘helpless’, angry as Kashmir see unprecedented power outages

Srinagar: While Kashmir is in the middle of the harsh winter with mercury already nose-diving to nearly three decades old record for low temperatures, unprecedented power cuts are adding to peoples woes across the Valley. Complaints galore that the Power Development Department has miserable failed to even stick to its load shedding schedule announced much […]

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Action against 16 absentee officials initiated in Rajouri

Action against 16 absentee officials initiated in Rajouri

RAJOURI: Taking strong note of absenteeism, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Friday ordered initiation of disciplinary action against 16 officials for their unauthorized absence from duty.  A surprise inspection of Government offices at District Headquarter was conducted on December 26 during which 16 employees were found absent from their duties. Meanwhile, the District Treasury officer has been […]

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38228 grievances disposed of by Grievance Cell

38228 grievances disposed of by Grievance Cell

JAMMU: The JK Governor’s Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) has since 20 June 2018 received 39284 complaints/grievances of which 38228 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 640 complaints / grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all three advisors to the Governor have […]

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Violence affected women in Bandipora to get skill development, psychological assistance from next month

Violence affected women in Bandipora to get skill development, psychological assistance from next month

BANDIPORA: A centre providing an array of services, ranging from skill development to psychological assistance to violence affected women under one roof is all set to start functioning in Bandipora district from next month. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Friday chaired a meeting to review the preparations for the establishment of the […]

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DC Srinagar cautions people against playing, walking on frozen parts of Dal lake

DC Srinagar cautions people against playing, walking on frozen parts of Dal lake

Srinagar:The deputy commissioner Srinagar Syed Abid Rasheed Shah Saturday cautioned people against walking or playing on the frozen parts of Dal Lake. Shah requested the people to desist from such actions. “It is dangerous and potentially life-threatening.” Kashmir valley reels under a cold wave since the beginning of Chillai e Kalan, the harshest forty days […]

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Qazigund: No portable water for Checki-Budwani since a month, protest

Qazigund: No portable water for Checki-Budwani since a month, protest

By Naveed Bhat Qazigund: The people of  Checki-Budwani in Qazigund area held a protested against the acute water shortage in the area, from past one month. Scores of the residents including men, women and children assembled on Qazigund Railway station Road and raised Slogans against Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) Qazigund. The protest by the […]

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Pulwama: Six civilians injured in clashes

Pulwama: Six civilians injured in clashes

By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar: At least six people are reported to be injured in the subsequent clashes that erupted after four militants were killed in a gunbattle in south Kashmir’s Pulwama village on Saturday.  The clashes between protesters and government forces erupted in Hanjan village of Rajpora Reports said that one civilian, among the injured, […]

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Pulwama encounter ends, 4 militants killed

Pulwama encounter ends, 4 militants killed

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama: Four militants were killed as their gunfight with government forces in Rajpora area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district ended on Saturday. A police official said that the gunfight broke out after the army’s 44 RR, 182 and 183 battalion CRPF and police launched a search and cordon operation in Hajin Payeen village […]

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No Let Up in Cold Wave, Srinagar freezes at minus 7.2 Deg Cel

No Let Up in Cold Wave, Srinagar freezes at minus 7.2 Deg Cel

Srinagar: There was no let up in cold wave conditions in Kashmir Valley with this summer capital of the state recording a low of minus 7.2 Degrees Celsius. A Meteorological department official told INS that the while Srinagar saw increase in temperature by five notches from last night, the mercury hovered around coldest recorded temperatures […]

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2 militants killed in Rajpora Pulwama

2 militants killed in Rajpora Pulwama

Srinagar: Amid prevailing bone-chilling cold, two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with the government forces in Rajpora area in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. A police official said that the gunfight broke out after the army’s 44 RR, 182 and 183 battalion CRPF and police launched a search and cordon operation in […]

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