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Equal development?: Jammu gets 5 times share in projects being inaugurated by Modi on Feb 3

Equal development?: Jammu gets 5 times share in projects being inaugurated by Modi on Feb 3

Owais Gull Srinagar: Jammu region has got five times share in developmental projects, proposed to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his forthcoming visit to Jammu and Kashmir from February 03. Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu, Kashmir and Leh during which he will lay foundation stone of various projects and inaugurate several […]

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Jammu Gondola mishap: Govt announces Rs. 5 lakh ex-gratia to NoKs of 2 dead workers

Jammu Gondola mishap: Govt announces Rs. 5 lakh ex-gratia to NoKs of 2 dead workers

Jammu: Governor, Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in Jammu Gandola trial run mishap at Mahamaya on Sunday evening in which two workers were killed. In a statement issued here, the governor described the incident as tragic and unfortunate. He has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls […]

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Govt to carry ‘detailed inquiry’ into Jammu Gandola mishap

Govt to carry ‘detailed inquiry’ into Jammu Gandola mishap

Suhail Punjabi Jammu: The government on Sunday said a detailed inquiry would be carried into the incident involving crashing of a Gondola trolley in Jammu, leading to the killing of two workers and injuries to four others. Advisor to governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai also insisted that it was not the main trolley but rescue mock […]

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2 workers killed, 4 injured as Jammu ropeway project crashes; Abdullahs grieved

2 workers killed, 4 injured as Jammu ropeway project crashes; Abdullahs grieved

Srinagar: Two workers were killed and four others were injured after a cable car of the under-construction Jammu ropeway project, being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, crashed on Sunday. The crash took place due to a technical snag near the Mahamaya temple on Sunday evening and all the six persons were aboard the cable […]

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DSEK holds meeting with CEOs about PMSSS

DSEK holds meeting with CEOs about PMSSS

Srinagar: Taking forward the awareness campaign with regard to Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), Director School Education, Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo on Sunday convened a meeting of all Chief Education Officers for their direct interaction with Professor Ajeet Angral, Consultant PMSSS, AICTE (MHRD). Professor Angral sensitised the participants about the features and mechanism […]

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Samoon reviews relocation of Sheep Breeding Farm Dachigam

Samoon reviews relocation of Sheep Breeding Farm Dachigam

Srinagar: The Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon on Sunday reviewed functioning of Sheep Husbandry Department and stressed for early setting up of Sheep Breeding Farm at Khimber. Seeking details regarding the Khimber project, the Director Sheep Husbandry Dr Mehraj ud Din informed the Principal Secretary about the […]

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Incidents like one at LD ‘cast dark shadow’ on medical profession: Geelani

Incidents like one at LD ‘cast dark shadow’ on medical profession: Geelani

Srinagar: Incidents like one at LD hospital cast dark shadow on the noble medical profession, chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani said on Sunday and demanded ‘black sheep’ be brought to book sans any delay. The incident involves denial of overnight stay to a pregnant woman from far-flung Kalaroos at the LD hospital, […]

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Moderate to heavy snowfall in next 36 hours as system is now concentrating in Valley: MeT

Moderate to heavy snowfall in next 36 hours as system is now concentrating in Valley: MeT

Srinagar: The weatherman on Sunday said that there would be moderate to heavy snowfall for next 36 hours in Kashmir Valley. “System is now concentrating as a result 36-hour moderate to heavy spell of rain and snow is expected,” said weather office official here. In run up to the weather forecast, Srinagar, the summer capital […]

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‘Humanity is dead’: Protest in Kupwara over LD incident

‘Humanity is dead’: Protest in Kupwara over LD incident

Tassaduq Hussain Kupwara: Scores of people from different parts of Sogam, Lolab and Kalaroose here on Sunday held a protest demonstration against the failure of Srinagar’s Lal Dad hospital doctors for not admitting a pregnant woman from border district as a consequence of which she delivered on road and her baby died. Reports said that […]

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JRL hails Pak SC’s verdict regarding Gilgit and Baltistan, calls for plebiscite in entire J&K

JRL hails Pak SC’s verdict regarding Gilgit and Baltistan, calls for plebiscite in entire J&K

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik expressed satisfaction over the verdict announced by the seven judge-bench of Pakistan Supreme Court that “upheld the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and directed the Pakistan government to provide more citizenship, legal and social rights to the people […]

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7 injured in lighting gas cylinder blast in Kupwara

7 injured in lighting gas cylinder blast in Kupwara

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Seven persons including three minors were hospitalized on Sunday after they sustained injuries due to lighting gas cylinder blast at Karnah in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Officials said that a lighting gas cylinder exploded inside the house of one Mohammad Ismail Sheikh, resulting in injuries to seven person including a minor Girl. […]

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55-year old dies after a car hits his scooty in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A 55-year-old man riding a scooter, was killed after being hit by a car at Kurhama ,Bypass Ganderbal district on Sunday  ,police said. SHO Kheerbawani Nazir Ahmad said that a scooty, driven by Ghulam Nabi Tantray (55), was hit by Swift car (JK16- 7191) at Kurhama, Bypass Ganderbal on Sunday afternoon. He […]

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Personal liberty of individual is most prized right: HC, quashes 2 PSA detention orders

Personal liberty of individual is most prized right: HC, quashes 2 PSA detention orders

Srinagar: The personal liberty of an individual is the most precious and prized right guaranteed under the Constitution, the High Court has as it quashed two detention orders under Public Safety Act. “The law of the preventive detention could be described as a “jurisdiction of suspicion” and the compulsion of values of freedom of the […]

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Modi to visit Kashmir, Leh besides Jammu on Feb 3

Modi to visit Kashmir, Leh besides Jammu on Feb 3

Srinagar: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will be visiting Kashmir as well as Ladakh besides Jammu on his day visit to the state on February 3, official sources said on Sunday. Modi will address newly elected Sarpanchs and Panchs of Kashmir at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) here while he will lay foundation stone […]

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Night temp increases amid light snowfall in Kashmir parts; Srinagar-Jammu highway open for 1-way traffic

Night temp increases amid light snowfall in Kashmir parts; Srinagar-Jammu highway open for 1-way traffic

Srinagar: Night temperature in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir increased even as light snowfall lashed the Valley in last 24 hours, a meteorological department said on Sunday. The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with rest of the globe, was open with traffic moving towards Srinagar to Jammu, officials said. A weather […]

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R-Day: Baseer Khan visits SK Stadium, constitutes disaster management team in wake of weather forecast

R-Day: Baseer Khan visits SK Stadium, constitutes disaster management team in wake of weather forecast

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday visited Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Sonwar to review the arrangements put in place for the celebrations of Republic Day in the capital city. During his visit, the Div Com inspected the spot where the Chief Guest will unfurl the National Flag and take salute during the march past. […]

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Snow forecast: Divisional Commissioner inspects ‘ground zero’ preparations

Snow forecast: Divisional Commissioner inspects ‘ground zero’ preparations

Srinagar: In the run-up to predicted snowfall, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday conducted extensive city tour to review on ground the preparations made for snow clearance, availability of essential commodities and other important services. He toured Jehangir Chowk, Budshah Chowk, Lal Chowk, M.A. Road, Poloview, Dalgate, Sonwar, TRC, Dalgate, Sonwar, TRC, […]

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Leh Avalanche: 2 More Civilian Bodies Recovered, 3 Still Missing

Leh Avalanche: 2 More Civilian Bodies Recovered, 3 Still Missing

Srinagar: Rescuers on Saturday extricate the bodies of two more civilians, who along with seven others were swept by an avalanche at Khardungla Top in Ladakh’s Leh district on Friday. Bodies of five among the missing were recovered on the first day and so far a total of seven bodies have been recovered. “The khardungla […]

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Before he could ‘free himself’, PDP expels Altaf Bukhari from basic membership

Before he could ‘free himself’, PDP expels Altaf Bukhari from basic membership

Srinagar: Before he could quit, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expelled senior leader Altaf Bukhari from party’s basic membership for “anti-party activities”. “(The) party today expelled Altaf Bukhari from the party for his anti-party activities,” PDP said on Twitter. “Party has been watching with concern the activities of Altaf Bukhari for quite some time […]

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Blast in Kulgam, police says ‘just a firecracker’

  By Naveed Bhat Kulgam:  An explosion created panic in Yaripora area of Kulgam district Saturday evening. Locals claimed that it was a grenade blast but police has refuted the claims saying it was just a firecracker. SSP Harmeet Singh told IN that: I was only a fire cracker.

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Jan 26: Traffic Police issues route plan cites ‘security reasons’

Jan 26: Traffic Police issues route plan cites ‘security reasons’

Srinagar: Traffic police on Saturday issued a route plan for commuters ahead of Indian Republic Day functions on January 26 and cited security reasons in its advisory. “It is pertinent to mention here that due to security reasons the road stretch from Radio Kashmir Chowk upto Ram Munshi Bagh , Gupkar Crossing has been restricted […]

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Three youth slapped with PSA in Pulwama, shifted to Kotbalwal

Three youth slapped with PSA in Pulwama, shifted to Kotbalwal

By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar: Pulwama district administration in south Kashmir has booked three local youths under draconian public safety act (PSA). Reports said that acting on a dossier prepared by Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday, the deputy commissioner signed the PSA detention of three youth over alleged anti-national xactivities and alleged militant links. The […]

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LD Hospital case: DAK Kupwara demand thorough probe, reiterate demand of Maternity Hospital for Kupwara

LD Hospital case: DAK Kupwara demand thorough probe, reiterate demand of Maternity Hospital for Kupwara

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Doctors association Kupwara on Saturday condemned the LD Hospital incident in which a women delivered a baby on road due to sheer negligence of doctors. President doctors association Kupwara Aijaz Ahmad termed the incident as unfortunate and demanded thorough investigation of the matter and sought government attention. “We at this juncture […]

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Drones hover over city center Lal Chowk as forces launch search operations

Drones hover over city center Lal Chowk as forces launch search operations

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation in city center lal chowk on Saturday. According to eye witnesses large contingent of forces including Army, police and CRPF personnel arrived in the city center and erected barricades. Commuters are being frisked and buildings around the clock tower are also being checked. Forces […]

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Nagbal Ganderbal protest against PDD, block highway

Nagbal Ganderbal protest against PDD, block highway

by Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Scores of residents protested against power development department (PDD) and blocked Srinagar-Sonamarg highway at Nagbal area of Central kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Saturday. Protesters alleged that the department is not providing them the adequate electricity. Residents said that higher officials of PDD are not serious about the problems being faced by […]

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Non-gazetted employees of forest deptt protest

Non-gazetted employees of forest deptt protest

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Non-Gazetted employees of forest  department Saturday protested in Anantnag against pay anomaly and demanded risk allowance. The employees protested in the courtyard of Forest Division Anantnag. “We wanted to conveye the message to chief conservator Kashmir as officials have failed to solve our problems,” protesting employees said. They said that if […]

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9 years on, District Hospital Bandipora awaits completion

9 years on, District Hospital Bandipora awaits completion

By Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: Sanctioned 9 years ago, the 100-bed District hospital in the Bandipora district is yet to be completed even after Rs 22 crore  of total Rs 28.24 Crores have been utilized so far. The foundation stone for the Hospital was laid in the year 2010. “District Hospital was to be built on […]

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Nadroo production in Wular lake is sinking, farmers in distress

Nadroo production in Wular lake is sinking, farmers in distress

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Wular lake is also famous for its production of Kashmiri Nelumbium (Nadroo) however the extractors now claim the production has drastically decreased citing many reason including pollution of the asia’s one of largest fresh water lakes. Gh Hassan a 50 year old man from Zurumanz  area said that: “The Nadroo and […]

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One injured in Anantnag blast

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: One person has been injured in the explosion that took place in KP road Islamabad. Officials however have not confirmed yet as to, was it a grenade blast or otherwise.  Hospital officials identified the injured as Showkat Ahmad S/O Ghulam Qadir. Mysterious blast occurred in Near Oxford Presentation School KP Road  that […]

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DAK calls LD incident unfortunate, demand impartial probe

DAK calls LD incident unfortunate, demand impartial probe

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir in a press communique called LD incident unfortunate and appealed the authorities to conduct impartial probe on fast track basis to ascertain the facts and punish the guilty. It is disgusting, unfortunate and pathetic that a pregnant woman who had been referred from Kalaroos Kupwara (150 KM from LD hospital) was […]

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Mysterious blast on KP Road Islamabad creates panic

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Mysterious blast near Womens college created panic in Anantnag district on Saturday . According to INS Islamabad correspondent the explosion on KP road near woman’s college created panic and police along with CRPF rushed to the spot. Official’s initially has refused to comment on the incident as to  was it a […]

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Govt orders probe as woman delivers baby on road side after refused entry at LD hospital, doctor attached

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has directed Principal Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar to probe incident involving delivery of a woman on the roadside near Lal Ded hospital leading to the death of her baby. The woman of Moori, Kalaroose, Kupwara was refused entry by doctors late Thursday night after which she gave birth to a […]

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Khwaja Ghulam Nabi Bazaz passes away, fateh khawani on Jan 21

Khwaja Ghulam Nabi Bazaz passes away, fateh khawani on Jan 21

  With profound grief and sorrow, we inform the sad demise of Khwaja Ghulam Nabi Bazaz, S/0 Late Ghulam Rasool Bazaz R/O Saderbal Hazratbal Srinagar on Friday the 18th January 2019. His congregational fateh khawani will be held on Monday 21st January at 11 am at Main graveyard Hazratbal Srinagar.   Bereaved Bazaz Family: 9469412333 […]

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42379 grievances disposed of by Governor’s Grievance Cell

42379 grievances disposed of by Governor’s Grievance Cell

JAMMU: The JK Governor’s Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) has since June 20, 2018 received 43522 complaints/grievances of which 42379 have been dealt with / forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 761 complaints / grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all three advisors to the Governor have […]

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Release Shahid ul Islam on humanitarian grounds: Mehbooba Mufti

Release Shahid ul Islam on humanitarian grounds: Mehbooba Mufti

  Srinagar:  Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has demanded releasing of jailed hurriyat leader Shahidul Islam on humanitarian grounds as his wife has suffered a brain haemorrhage. Mufti took to Twitter and said that she has spoken to Home Minister of India over the issue. Islam is detained in Tihar Jail following his detention by National […]

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Mainstream political parties responsible for present unrest in J&K: Shaheen 

Mainstream political parties responsible for present unrest in J&K: Shaheen 

  JAMMU: Mainstream political parties are responsible for present unrest in J&K especially in Kashmir Valley who are now begging and motivating the innocent people of the state ahead of Parliament and Assembly elections,” Janta Dal (United) JD (U) State President G M Shaheen stated this after meeting with Governor S P Malik at Raj […]

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Examination as per schedule, no cancellation: KU

Srinagar:  Kashmir University has clarified that university has not postponed any examinations. Controller Examinations Kashmir University Farooq Ahmad Mir said, “Candidates should not pay any heed to rumours about the postponement of any examination. No examination has been postponed and all examinations will be held as per schedule.”

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Snowfall: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, air traffic suspended

Snowfall: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, air traffic suspended

Srinagar: The fresh snowfall in Kashmir valley has led to the suspension of road and air connectivity of the valley to the rest of the world. Officials said that the traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway has been suspeded following heavy snowfall at Jawahar Tunnel. The snowfall has led to slippery road conditions. Meanwhile, officials at Srinagar […]

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Kashmir wakes to fresh blanket of snow, 9 inches thick in Gulmarg

Kashmir wakes to fresh blanket of snow, 9 inches thick in Gulmarg

Srinagar: Valleyites woke up to a blanket of fresh snow on Saturday morning even as night temperature rose across Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded 9 inches of fresh snowfall and the world famous skiing resort witnessed night temperature of minus 0.7 Degrees Celsius, a meteorological department official said. He said Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, […]

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NC committed to ‘regional autonomy’: Farooq

NC committed to ‘regional autonomy’: Farooq

Jammu: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday reiterated that his party was committed to regional autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will assuage the urges and aspirations of the people of all the regions “On being given absolute majority in the ensuing elections, National Conference will bring legislation in the first assembly […]

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CEO meets representatives of political parties

CEO meets representatives of political parties

Jammu: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shailendra Kumar Friday interacted with the representatives of recognized political parties in the State on various issues related to the electoral process, especially on Special Summary Revision and updation of Electoral Rolls. The CEO held wide ranging discussions with the political leaders and also sought their views on the […]

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DSEK issues registration to 114 private coaching centres, promotes 364 officials

DSEK issues registration to 114 private coaching centres, promotes 364 officials

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education, Kashmir today granted registration in favour of 114 Private Coaching/Tuition Centres operating in various districts of Kashmir division. “The registration in favour of the private coaching/tuition centres was pending for some requisite formalities which they completed yesterday and today we issued their approval vide order No. 67 – DSEK of […]

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J&K Govt decides to give away cattle from military farms to BPL families

J&K Govt decides to give away cattle from military farms to BPL families

Jammu: In a significant move, the state government has decided to give away the cattle got from Military Farms to the families living under Below Poverty Line (BPL). The decision was taken here at a meeting of defence representatives and officers of Animal Husbandry Department, chaired by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, regarding the […]

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SSB clears 76 withheld selection recommendations

SSB clears 76 withheld selection recommendations

Working knowledge of Urdu test for NT posts to be conducted during 2nd week of March Jammu: The J&K Services Selection Board today cleared the release of withheld recommendations against various posts, in respect of 76 candidates, whose selections were earlier kept withheld on account of various deficiencies or certain clarifications. The recommendations were cleared […]

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To address unscheduled power cuts, govt purchases additional 100 MWs electricity for Kashmir

To address unscheduled power cuts, govt purchases additional 100 MWs electricity for Kashmir

Jammu: On the directions of the Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma, the Power Development Department today purchased an additional 100 MWs of electric power through exchange. The step has been taken to supplement the power supply in the valley and also address the interruptions in the supply, if any. By way of the initiative […]

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Attack on Hurriyat leader’s guard post: Police files charge sheets against 4 persons

Attack on Hurriyat leader’s guard post: Police files charge sheets against 4 persons

Jammu: Police on Friday presented charge sheet against four persons in Soura weapon snatching case on a guard post of Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi last year. “Police today presented charge sheet for case FIR No 26/2018 was registered at police station Soura pertaining to the weapon snatching conspiracy and murder before the Court of […]

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Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered, six civilians still missing, says army

Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered, six civilians still missing, says army

Srinagar: Army on Friday said that four out ten civilians buried under an avalanche that struck Ladakh’s Khardongla top in Leh district. A defence ministry spokesman said two civilian trucks alongwith 10 civilians were buried under an avalanche of approximately 20 feet depth early on Friday. “The message of this unfortunate incident was given to […]

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Governor for ensuring transparency in functioning of public institutions

Governor for ensuring transparency in functioning of public institutions

Jammu: P.L. Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan and briefed him about various important issues relating to the functioning of the Commission and the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Governor emphasized high importance of ensuring transparency in the functioning of the public institutions and role of institutions like Vigilance Commission and […]

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Son of soil Chief Justice Meghalaya meets Governor

Son of soil Chief Justice Meghalaya meets Governor

Jammu: Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on riday. Governor and the Chief Justice, who hails from south Kashmir, exchanged views on various important issues relating to making legal system more effective for meeting the aspirations of the people at large […]

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Kupwara youth arrested, was asked to hurl grenade for admission into militant outfit: Police

Kupwara youth arrested, was asked to hurl grenade for admission into militant outfit: Police

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested along with grenade a youth from Kupwara who according to it was asked to carry grenade attack before admitted into the militant ranks. Addressing reporters, SSP Kupwara Sri Ram said police received information that a suspicious person was roaming in the area to carryout grenade attack. “A […]

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