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2004 flesh trade case: Husband-wife among 3 persons get 10-years in jail

2004 flesh trade case: Husband-wife among 3 persons get 10-years in jail

Srinagar: Husband and wife were among three persons sentenced to ten years jail by a fast track court on Monday for pushing illiterate, backward and poor teenage girls into flesh trade in various hotels at New Delhi in 2004. The case was registered at police Station Magam and came to be registered after police received […]

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GoI releases Rs 900cr under PMDP to Health & Medical Education Department

GoI releases Rs 900cr under PMDP to Health & Medical Education Department

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India today approved an allocation of Rs 900 Crore under PMDP for upgradation of healthcare infrastructure in J&K. Welcoming the release of funds, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo said, 145 ongoing and new health projects in the State have been identified […]

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Final Phase of Panchayat polls tomorrow; 568 candidates in fray

Final Phase of Panchayat polls tomorrow; 568 candidates in fray

Jammu: Voting for 9th and final Phase of Panchayat Polls is scheduled tomorrow at 452 polling stations in Kashmir division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, 346 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in this Phase. He said 430 candidates in the […]

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Weather advisory: Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com

Weather advisory: Govt ready to deal with any weather eventuality: Div Com

Srinagar: Amid weather advisory for snowfall, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday said that administration was fully prepared and ready to deal any kind of the eventuality. The Divisional Commissioner made these remarks while addressing the media persons here today at a function organized by JKSHRC. He said that after receiving weather advisory […]

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Omar slams BJP for ‘threatening NIA, CBI action’ against MLAs before assembly dissolution

Omar slams BJP for ‘threatening NIA, CBI action’ against MLAs before assembly dissolution

Jammu: National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday dared BJP to declare its chief ministerial candidate for Jammu and Kashmir ahead of elections to Legislative Assembly as well as slammed the party for threatening NIA, CBI action against its legislators before dissolution of assembly. “The BJP’s bravado to have its […]

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JRL writes to UN chief, urges ‘independent international investigation’ into Kashmir HR Violations

JRL writes to UN chief, urges ‘independent international investigation’ into Kashmir HR Violations

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday wrote a letter to UN Secretary General on the occasion of World Human Rights Day and urged world body’s commission of inquiry to conduct “comprehensive and independent international investigation into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir.” Following […]

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Governor inaugurates 64th National School Games-Football Tournament

Governor inaugurates 64th National School Games-Football Tournament

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated 64th National School Games – Football U 17 (Boys), in a function organized at BSF Sports Stadium, Paloura, here today. 37 teams from all over India are participating in this 5 day Football tournament. Welcoming the participants to this Tournament, Governor noted that Football is a very popular game […]

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JRL calls for shutdown in poll bound areas on Dec 11

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown in poll bound areas for ninth phase of Panchayat polls tomorrow. According to spokesman areas including Natnussa, Drugmulla, Magam,Banakoot, Tujjar Sharief, Hardaboora, Tangmarg,Wakura,Chadoora, Pakherpora,Kakapora, Awantipora,Zainpora,Kulgam and Pahalgam should observe shutdown against ‘ sham panchayat […]

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Private schools not complying with winter vacation orders will loose recognition: DSEK

Private schools not complying with winter vacation orders will loose recognition: DSEK

Srinagar:  Directorate of School Education Kashmir Monday said that  schools violating winter vacation orders will face strict action  loose their recognition if they do not comply with orders. “DSEK takes strong notice of the complaints of parents about the non-compliance of orders about winter vacations by some private schools,” DSEK said in a statement,  adding […]

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Two drug peddlers arrested in Rajouri

Two drug peddlers arrested in Rajouri

Srinagar: Two drug peddlers were arrested with 200 grams of heroin in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said Monday. A police team headed by Station house officer of Rajouri, Ajaz Haider, intercepted two pedestrians during a random frisking of vehicles at Kallar area and found the drugs from them. The two were identified as Akhtar […]

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Baramulla: District Administration unaware about its own Rs 22 Cr Sopore Mini-Secretariat Project

Baramulla: District Administration unaware about its own Rs 22 Cr Sopore Mini-Secretariat Project

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore:  District administration Baramulla is feigning ignorance about the proposal about mini secretariat for which the same office has identified land and put forward a DPR of almost 22 crore rupees. Four years back the idea came up and in last year i.e 2017 the district administration created the proposal for establishing […]

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‘Wall Of Kindness’ reaches Handwara, people throng to donate

‘Wall Of Kindness’ reaches Handwara, people throng to donate

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: ‘Wall Of Kindness’ has reached to northern Kashmirs Handwara town ship where people  are putting their cloths for needy people.  A group of volunteers from different parts  Handwara have came forward for this initiative and painted a wall in main town with ‘Wall Of Kindness’ written on it.  Since Sunday scores […]

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Education department flouting its own rules of teacher student ratio in Kulgam

Education department flouting its own rules of teacher student ratio in Kulgam

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam:The disproportionate student-teacher ratio in government Middle Schools, Primary Schools ,High Schools and Higher Secondaries across Kulgam district depicts the callousness of the department in following its own guidelines. The unbalanced posting of teachers has marred the career of students studying in government schools besides hampering the functioning of institutions. While a […]

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Avoid visiting upper reaches of Baramulla, Kupwara,Bandipora: Div Com issues Snow Avalanche warning

Avoid visiting upper reaches of Baramulla, Kupwara,Bandipora: Div Com issues Snow Avalanche warning

Srinagar:  Divisional administration Kashmir has issued Snow Avalanche warning in higher reaches of North Kashmir’s Baramulla,  Kupwara and Bandipora districts on Monday. According to officials the warning is about the upper reaches, above 2500 metres altitude of Baramulla, Kupwara & Bandipora in North Kashmir. “People of these areas advised to remain cautious and avoid visiting […]

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Role of military limited, solution to Kashmir issue through politics only: GoC 15 Corps

Role of military limited, solution to Kashmir issue through politics only: GoC 15 Corps

Srinagar: A top army commander has said that the solution of Kashmir issue lies in political engagements as witnessed during the Vajpayee years and that the military can only create conditions of normalcy. “The military can only create conditions of normalcy. Beyond that, the initiatives have to be at levels of good governance, politically talking to […]

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Kashmir shuts over JRL call to mark World HR Day as ‘black day’

Kashmir shuts over JRL call to mark World HR Day as ‘black day’

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley on Monday on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership on the eve of World Human Rights day. All the shops and other business establishments are shut in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar while a thin movement of traffic was seen plying. Forces personnel have been deployed […]

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Mughal road, Srinagar-Ladakh highway closed after fresh snowfall

Mughal road, Srinagar-Ladakh highway closed after fresh snowfall

Poonch: Mughal road, connecting the southern Poonch and Shopian districts, was closed along with Srinagar-Ladakh highway due to fresh snowfall since late last night, official said on Monday. They said there was fresh snowfall in Pir Ki Gali early on Monday morning, leading to the closure of the traffic on Mughal road. “The vehicular traffic […]

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Residential house gutted in fire mishap in Uri

Residential house gutted in fire mishap in Uri

by Peerzada Waseem Baramulla : A residential house was gutted in a fire mishap in North Kashmir’s Uri town on early Monday morning. Reports said that a residential house of Vishpanath at Laghama area of Uri was gutted in a fire mishap this morning. Reports said that locals rushed to the spot to douse the […]

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Govt forces launch CASO in Sopore Village

Govt forces launch CASO in Sopore Village

Sopore: Government forces on early Monday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kranshivan village of Sopore in North Kashmir. Official sources told INS that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint search operation was launched by Special Operation Group (SOG) of police Sopore , 52 Rashtriya Rifles of Army and paramilitary […]

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Temperatures rise above freezing point amid forecast for snowfall in Kashmir

Temperatures rise above freezing point amid forecast for snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar: The temperature in most parts of Kashmir Valley rose above freezing point amid forecast for rain and snow, the weather office said on Monday. The minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at 2.4 degrees Celsius; 2.2 degrees Celsius in Qazigund and 0.3 degrees Celsius in Pahalgam;0.8 degrees Celsius in Kupwara and 1.6 degrees Celsius in […]

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Govt gets teeth to attach, confiscate any property held to be Benami

Govt gets teeth to attach, confiscate any property held to be Benami

SAC approves legislation to tackle Benami transactions Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Bill, 2018’. The Bill is a comprehensive law aimed at tackling Benami transactions in the State. The Bill provides for creation of the requisite […]

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Dedicated SSF For Governor’s Security now

Dedicated SSF For Governor’s Security now

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal MaliK approved the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s Special Security Force Bill, 2018’’. The Bill contains provisions related to the constitution and regulation of a separate security force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir for providing proximate security to the Governor, members […]

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Govt approves amendment for ‘time-bound’ disposal of cases

Govt approves amendment for ‘time-bound’ disposal of cases

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill- 2018. The Bill seeks to introduce such provisions in the Code of Civil Procedure, Samvat, 1977 which will help in the disposal of cases in a time-bound manner. These provisions relate to fixing […]

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SAC approves Nuclear Medicine Deptt for GMC Jammu , additional staff to augment Maternity Centre Zakura

SAC approves Nuclear Medicine Deptt for GMC Jammu , additional staff to augment Maternity Centre Zakura

Jammu: To strengthen the Cancer care services at the tertiary level, the State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the establishment of a separate Nuclear Medicine Department in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu along with creation of 13 posts of various categories including 05 posts of faculty […]

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SAC streamlines JK’s teaching cadre; Unprecedented 28363 supernumerary posts being created to implement Action Plan

SAC streamlines JK’s teaching cadre; Unprecedented 28363 supernumerary posts being created to implement Action Plan

Jammu: In a land mark decision aimed at streamlining the teaching cadre in Jammu & Kashmir, the State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the Action Pan recommended by the Committee constituted vide G.O No 1263-GAD of 2018, Dated 13.08.2018. The Committee was mandated to devise a comprehensive strategy […]

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IUST reschedules exam, suspends class work tomorrow

IUST reschedules exam, suspends class work tomorrow

Srinagar: Authorities at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have postponed the examinations slated for Monday. A spokesman of the varsity said the new dates will be notified later separately. He further said the class work will also remain suspended on Monday.

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3 LeT militants killed, 3 civilians sustain bullet injuries as ‘area was open’: Police

3 LeT militants killed, 3 civilians sustain bullet injuries as ‘area was open’: Police

Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an encounter with government forces at Mujgund area on Srinagar-Bandipora road, police spokesman said on Sunday. He said a search operation was launched yesterday jointly by Police, army and CRPF based on a credible input about the presence of militants. “During the search operation, the search party was fired […]

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Soldier, SOG personnel injured in Mujgund

Soldier, SOG personnel injured in Mujgund

Srinagar: An army soldier and a personnel of Special Operation Group of police were injured in a gunfight in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday. Reports said that there was lull after a fierce firefight between militants and the government forces for sometime before gunfight resumed again. While unconfirmed reports suggest that […]

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DC Srinagar reviews preparedness for snowfall

DC Srinagar reviews preparedness for snowfall

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Saturday reviewed the preparedness of different departments vis-à-vis snowfall in the district this winter. The DC was informed that all concerned departments have prepared zone and location-wise action and management plans to prevent interruption to services during snowfall in the district. The preparation of these plans […]

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Many cases settled in National Lok Adalat across Kashmir

Many cases settled in National Lok Adalat across Kashmir

Srinagar: The National Lok Adalat was Saturday held across all the District Court complexes and several of their subordinate courts wherein various pre and post litigation cases pertaining to different matters were taken. In Srinagar, the National Lok Adalat was organized by District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar under the chairmanship of Principal and Sessions […]

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Governor, CS compliment JKPSC for making fastest ever selection of Medical Officers

JAMMU: Complimenting the J&K Public Service Commission for ensuring fastest ever selection of 958 Medical Officers, Governor Satya Pal Malik today said fast-tracking recruitments is among the key initiatives of the Governor’s Administration. He said the reforms initiated by the Government at various levels have started bearing fruit and the results are there for everyone […]

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49.6% voting in penultimate phase of Panchayat elections in Kashmir

49.6% voting in penultimate phase of Panchayat elections in Kashmir

Srinagar: 49.6 percent turnout was recorded for the penultimate phase of the nine-phased Panchayat polls in Kashmir. Jammu division recorded 85.1% voting while state recorded overall 79.9 perecnt polling. Polling began at 8 am at 2,633 polling stations – 550 in Kashmir division and 2083 in Jammu division, officials said. District Baramulla witnessed highest polling […]

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Gunfight between militants, government forces erupt in city outskirts Mujgund area

Gunfight between militants, government forces erupt in city outskirts Mujgund area

Srinagar:  Gunfight between militants and goverment forces erupted at Mujgund area of Srinagar outskirts on Saturday evening. Media reports said that SOG, Police and CRPF had earlier launched a cordon and search operation at Mujgund area following inputs about presence of some militants in the area. ration is ongoing.(GNS)

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KU students bags gold medal in 4th International Thang Ta Championship at Imphal

KU students bags gold medal in 4th International Thang Ta Championship at Imphal

Srinagar: Adil Pervaiz Wani -a student of The Business School (MBA-FM) University of Kashmir brought laurels to the Varsity by winning Gold medal in 80+kg weight category in 4th International Thang Ta Championship 2018 held at Imphal Manipur (India) w. e. f 22nd to 24th November 2018 after defeating the counterparts from Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand and […]

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Jammu: Minor boy mauled to death by Tiger in Mahore

Jammu: Minor boy mauled to death by Tiger in Mahore

Jammu: A minor boy was mauled to death by a Tiger in Mahore district of Reasi in Jammu division of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Initial reports claim that the boy is eight years of age and was attacked by a tiger. “The boy has died of grievous injuries,” reports said.

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13 dead, 17 injured in Poonch mishap, Guv announces ex-gratia

13 dead, 17 injured in Poonch mishap, Guv announces ex-gratia

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: In a deadly mishap that occurred in Poonch district of Jammu division, the district administration on Saturday said that that total death toll in the mishap has mounted to 13. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Poonch, Rahul Yadav told INS that 17 others have also sustained injuries in the mishap while five among them […]

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KCC&I protest against HR violations in J&K

KCC&I protest against HR violations in J&K

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry KCC&I on Saturday protested against the human rights violations being perpetrated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. KCCI members marched through city center Lal chowk and assembled at the press enclave, while raising slogans against perpetrators of HR violations in state. Joint Resistance Leadership had called for […]

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Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident

Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and anguish over the loss of precious lives in a tragic road accident that occurred yesterday in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district which left 11 dead and several injured. In his message, Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and expressed sympathies with the […]

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JRL calls for statewide shutdown on Dec 10 against HR violations in J&K

JRL calls for statewide shutdown on Dec 10 against HR violations in J&K

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership on Saturday called for a shutdown on December 10 and urged people to observe World Human Rights Day as ‘black day’. Spokesman of JRL said in a statement that shutdown to be observed to highlight HR violations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. “It should be observed as black day,” […]

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India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LoC in Rajouri

India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LoC in Rajouri

Srinagar: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along line of control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Army officials the Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts at about 9 am which was retaliated by Indian side.

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Class 12 student killed in road accident in south Kashmir’s Awantipora

Class 12 student killed in road accident in south Kashmir’s Awantipora

By Basharat Rashid Srinagar: A class 12 student was killed in a road accident in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday morning. Reports said that a person identified as Raoof Ahmad Wani son of Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Ratnipora was killed after he came under tractor trolley near Irrigation Canal at Awantipora, resulting […]

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Two employees of Mughal Darbar Bakery die at factory in city outskirts

Two employees of Mughal Darbar Bakery die at factory in city outskirts

Srinagar: Two employees of Mughal Darbar bakery died at their factory in HMT during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. According to initial reports locals claim that the duo might have died of suffocation due to LPG gas heater. The official version and cause of death has not been declared so far. Mughal Darbar, […]

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UP cop killing case: Accused Army man nabbed in Jammu and Kashmir

UP cop killing case: Accused Army man nabbed in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army soldier who is suspected of killing a policeman during Bulandshahr violence in Uttar Pradesh has been detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir and will be handed over to Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday, India Today reported. Jitendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, was detained from 22 Rashtriya Rifles Army camp in […]

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Valley based transporters protest against HR violations in Kashmir

Valley based transporters protest against HR violations in Kashmir

Srinagar: Scores of transporters assembled at Pratap Park in Srinagar and chanted slogans against the human rights violations. The protest was organized by Kashmir Transporters Welfare Federation over JRL call. “The drivers from various sections of society including Auto Drivers, Sumo drivers, Mini bus Service drivers and KMD Drivers participated in the protest,”  Chairman of the federation Sheikh […]

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Over 20 feared dead as bus falls in gorge in Poonch  

Over 20 feared dead as bus falls in gorge in Poonch  

Poonch: Over 20 people are feared dead and many other were injured after a bus fell in a gorge in mountainous Poonch district on Saturday. Official sources said that the bus bearing registration number JK02W-0445 was on its way to Poonch from Loran when it met with the accident near a shrine at Kalarpella area […]

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Voting starts on dull note in Baramulla, 2.99 turnout recorded in first hour

Voting starts on dull note in Baramulla, 2.99 turnout recorded in first hour

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: The voting for the penultimate phase of the 9-phased Panchayat elections started on a dull note in Baramulla district of north Kashmir as 2.99 percent electorate cast their vote in first hour on Saturday. Official sources told INS that Nadihal where 2305 voters are eligible to vote, 45 votes were cast till […]

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Rain or snowfall likely on Monday as night temperatures rise in Kashmir

Rain or snowfall likely on Monday as night temperatures rise in Kashmir

Srinagar: Amid possibility of light to moderate rain or snowfall in next few days especially on Monday and Tuesday, the night temperature increased slightly even as they hovered below sub-zero level across the Kashmir Valley. “There is possibility of light rain at isolated places in next 24 hours as the present (weather) system is not […]

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Union Cabinet approves implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam project

NEW DELHI:  The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening approved implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam Projecton river Ravi, which has been declared a national project. The Cabinet also approved Central Assistance of Rs 485.38 crfor the project to be provided over next five years. On completion of the project an Irrigation […]

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Panchayat Polls Phase-VIII: 8311 candidates in fray, 361 polling station declared hypersensitive

Panchayat Polls Phase-VIII: 8311 candidates in fray, 361 polling station declared hypersensitive

Jammu: Voting for Phase-VIII of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held tomorrow at 2633 polling stations across the State including 550 in Kashmir division and 2083 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 361 polling stations have been categorized as […]

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Cop’s killing: Police claims arrest of 2 militant ‘accomplices’

Cop’s killing: Police claims arrest of 2 militant ‘accomplices’

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two accomplices of militants involved in the killing of Police Officer Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir on October 28. The duo have been identified as Ansar-ul-Haq son of Bashir Ahmad Raina of Tikken Pulwama and Syed Saika Amin of Pulwama. “Vehicle used for the commission of crime has also […]

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