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Thousands Attend Warpora Sopore Militant’s Funeral

Thousands Attend Warpora Sopore Militant’s Funeral

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Saturday evening participated in the funeral prayers of a local militant killed along with his associate at Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said more than five thousand attended the funeral of the militant—Tahir Ahmad War alias Tahir Molvi at Warpora. Reportedly some militants appeared and […]

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Wild Life department kick starts 3-day Hangul population census at Dachigam

Wild Life department kick starts 3-day Hangul population census at Dachigam

Srinagar: Wild Life Department on Saturday launched its three-day Hangul Population estimation programme in Dachigam National Park. Apart from Wildlife field staff many volunteers from NGOs like WCF, Wildlife SOS, JKMHC, WTI and from Government organizations like Kashmir University, Central University, Islamia College, SSM College, SKUAST, FPF, Forest Department, Research Scholars participated in the census. […]

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Green Valley Educational Institute Celebrates World Arbor Day

Green Valley Educational Institute Celebrates World Arbor Day

Srinagar: Green Valley Educational Institute on Saturday celebrated World Arbor Day in collaboration with the Department of Social Forestry, J&K. Dr. Shahid lqbal Choudhary (IAS), District Development Commissioner Srinagar, participated in the celebrations and also planted saplings in the campus followed by the massive plantation drive by the fledging scholars of the school. Later on, […]

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Impose section 144 around Jhelum embankments: Div Com to DCs

Impose section 144 around Jhelum embankments: Div Com to DCs

Srinagar: In order to stop littering and dumping of solid waste into river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora to impose section 144 immediately around Jhelum embankments and take strict action against the culprits. The Div Com also constituted Jhelum Task Force (JTF) […]

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Seminar on contribution of Sufis, Saints to composite culture of Kashmir begins at KU

Seminar on contribution of Sufis, Saints to composite culture of Kashmir begins at KU

Srinagar: Two day national seminar on “Contribution of Sufis and Saints to Composite Culture of Kashmir” began here at Kashmir University. The event is organized by Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS) Kashmir University in collaboration with Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi and was held in in the conference hall of the centre. […]

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Power in areas fed from 132 KV ICT circuit Pampore to remain affected on Monday

Power in areas fed from 132 KV ICT circuit Pampore to remain affected on Monday

Srinagar: The Office of Power Controller, Kashmir province, PDD Bemina on Saturday informed that 132 KV ICT Circuit Ist Pampore shall remain shutdown on March 20 from 9 am to 5 pm. The power supply to the areas fed from the line shall remain affected on the date and time.

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High-Powered Committee Formed For Re-Establishing, Demarcation Of Streams, Wetland, Lakes

High-Powered Committee Formed For Re-Establishing, Demarcation Of Streams, Wetland, Lakes

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday constituted a High-Powered Monitoring Committee for re-establishing and proper demarcation of streams, wetland, lakes, rivers, tributaries, flood basins and other water bodies across the valley, which were blocked due to high silt accumulation during 2014 floods. Officers from Irrigation and Flood Control, Rakhs & Farms, […]

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GoI’s ban on JKLF due to ensuing polls, otherwise New Delhi held talks with it: Bar

GoI’s ban on JKLF due to ensuing polls, otherwise New Delhi held talks with it: Bar

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Saturday said “it appears” that ban on JKLF was only because of ensuing Parliamentary Elections otherwise government of India held talks with it as “stakeholder” to resolve Kashmir issue. The lawyers’ body denounced declaring of J&K Liberation Front (JKLF), as an ‘unlawful association’ and terms the material relied […]

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Traffic police seeks help of School principals, issues advisory for students riding two wheelers

Traffic police seeks help of School principals, issues advisory for students riding two wheelers

Srinagar: Traffic police on Saturday issued an advisory to all the educational institutions asking them not to allow School children to drive Scooties, Motor cycles without crash helmet, without driving licenses and other valid documents. “It has been noticed that students of different educational institutions within the limits of City Srinagar uses Scooties, Motor cycles […]

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JRL calls for shutdown on March 24 against ban on JeI, JKLF

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership has called for a state wide shutdown on Sunday against the government’s order of banning Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Jamat e Islami. The spokesman said that shutdown should be observed on March 24 against ‘oppressive measures by the Government’. JRL comprises on Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and […]

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Ameer Jama’at e Islami booked under Public Safety Act

Srinagar: Government on Saturday slapped Public Safety Act on Jama’at-e-Islami chief  Abdul Hamid Fayaz and has been shifted to high security prison in Jammu. Family of JeI chief confirmed that he has been booked under PSA by the authorities. He was lodged in Srinagar’s Central Jail and will now be shifted to Kathua jail in […]

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Tral family refutes Delhi police claims, say ‘Sajad was arrested month back, is innocent’

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: The family of Sajad Ahmad Khan in Hundoora Tral, has refuted claims made by  Delhi police that their son was arrested on Thursday near Lal Quila Delhi. “He was already in police custody for more than a month,” they said. The father Ghulam Nabi Khan said that it is impossible that, Sajad, […]

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Massive participation in funeral prayers of slain Shopian militants, associates offer gun salute

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of slain Shopian militants, killed in a gunfight with government forces at Gadapora Shopian on Friday. Locals claimed that at Harmain and Arhama, thousands gathered to take part in last rites of slain militants, while raising pro-freedom and pro-militant slogans. They claimed that […]

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Pulwama: Students have little options as subjects of choice in GHSC Rohmoo

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Students at Government Higher Secondary School at Rohmoo village here are left with little choice to make after passing matriculation exams due to lack of subjects taught there.    The institution is bereft of subjects including Geography, Islamic Studies, Commerce and Physical Education. Students complained that there is little to choose […]

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Fire at ARTO Bandipora damages official records, computers

Srinagar: Mysterious fire has damaged official records and some computers at Asistant Road Transport Office (ARTO) office Bandipora on Saturday.  Officials said that the fire erupted at the third story of the ARTO office building in Block C of Mini Secretariat near Madar. The cause of fire is being ascertained, officials said. Police is investigating […]

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Landslides kills two in Thatri

Landslides kills two in Thatri

  Jammu: Two persons were killed after they were hit by a land slide on Thatri Kilotran road near Piyakul on Saturday. The truch bearing registration number JK02AC 5185 was crushed by a landslide leading to the death of the two. Deceased have been identified as Shah Zad Ahmed R/O Chiralla and Mohd Arif R/O Kishtwar.

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10-Day Old Militant Among Two Killed In Shopian  

10-Day Old Militant Among Two Killed In Shopian  

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: One of the two militants killed at Ratnipora village of Shopian had joined militant ranks only ten days back, officials said. They identified the militants as Showkat Ahmad, a former SPO from Harmain village and Suhail Ahmad Shah from Arhama Shopian. Suhail had gone missing on March 12 and joined militant ranks. […]

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‘Bone-chilling’ details of torture of school principal shocking: Hurriyat Conference (M)

‘Bone-chilling’ details of torture of school principal shocking: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) expressing shock over the “bone-chilling details of torture and assault inflicted upon the young school principal of Awantipora Rizwan Pandit, “resulting in his custodial death.” The amalgam said that such “inhuman killings are intolerable in Kashmir.” A spokesman of the Hurriyat Conference also expressed deep sorrow at the death of 11-year-old […]

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Qayoom Wani of PDP, Akbar Lone Of NC among 4 file nominations for B’la LS polls

Qayoom Wani of PDP, Akbar Lone Of NC among 4 file nominations for B’la LS polls

Baramulla: Returning Officer for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency, Dr G N Itoo has informed that four nominations were filled on Friday for the upcoming elections to this Lok Sabha seat, the polling for which has been scheduled in 1st phase on April 11. The nominations were filed by Raja Aijaz Ali of Jammu and Kashmir People’s […]

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JKLF declared unlawful organisation, banned under anti-terror law

Srinagar: Cabinet committee on Security on Friday declared Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front as an unlawful organisation. According to reports the CSS has banned JKLF led by Yasin Malik, who is already under detention. Malik was slapped with PSA and shifted to Kotbalwaj Jail in Jammu. Reports said that JKLF banned under UAPA under section […]

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Demanding ‘Justice for Rizwan Sir’ his students march in Tral

Demanding ‘Justice for Rizwan Sir’ his students march in Tral

Tral: Students of Sabir Abdullah Public School (SAPS) in Tral, on Friday held protest demonstration against the alleged ‘custodial killing’ of Rizwan Assad. Rizwan was a school principal at Sabir Abdullah Public school, in Awantipora branch. The teachers and students have said that Rizwan was one of the ‘great teachers in their school at Awantipora […]

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Students, staff of SAPS protest against ‘custodial killing’ of their principal

Students, staff of SAPS protest against ‘custodial killing’ of their principal

Basharat Rashid Tral: Students and teaching staff of Sabir Abdullah Public School (SAPS) in Tral on Friday staged a protest demonstration against the alleged ‘custodial killing’ of their principal Rizwan Assad. The students accompanied by teaching staff, took out a protest rally from the school ground to bus stand Tral. Carrying placards and banners in […]

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Shah Faesal unlikely to contest LS polls, will test waters in assembly elections

Shah Faesal unlikely to contest LS polls, will test waters in assembly elections

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: President of newly launched political party, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement and record maker IAS topper, Dr. Shah Faesal is unlikely to contest the parliamentary elections here and would test the water in assembly elections, which has been delayed by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Reliable sources privy to the development […]

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KU, IUST teachers condemn ‘custodial killing’ of Rizwan, demand ‘end HR violations in Kashmir’

KU, IUST teachers condemn ‘custodial killing’ of Rizwan, demand ‘end HR violations in Kashmir’

Awantipora,: Islamic University Faculty Association (IUFA) has condemned the alleged custodial killing of a teacher Rizwan Assad Pandith and has termed it outrageous and a tremendous loss to education while demanding immediate justice for him. In a statement, the IUFA said Pandith worked as a guest faculty in the Polytechnic College, Islamic University of Science […]

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PSO of chairman MC Anantnag fired upon, shifted to Srinagar in critical conditions

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Suspected militants on Friday fired upon PSO of  chairman municipal committee Anantnag Hilal Shah at Dangerpora area of Anantnag district. The PSO has been identified as Arshid Ahmad and has been referred to Srinagar in critical conditions. Police sources said that he has received bullet injury in waist. Shah is a […]

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Clubbing of polling stations will affect participation of people in LS polls: PDP  

Clubbing of polling stations will affect participation of people in LS polls: PDP  

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said that the polling stations for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Jammu and Kashmir are being clubbed here, thus simultaneously will hit affect the participation of people who can’t afford to walk kilometers to cast their ballots. Addressing a press conference here, PDP Vice President Abdul […]

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Hajin gunfight: Slain militants identified as foreigners

Hajin gunfight: Slain militants identified as foreigners

  Srinagar: Two militants killed in Hajin area of Bandipora district on Friday have been identified as Ali and Hubaib of Pakistan. “Two militants killed are Ali and Hubaid of LeT outfit. They are only known by their aliases ”, SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik said. Malik said that both of the slain are foreigners. According […]

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Cop critical after hit by stone in head

by Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: A police man was critically injured in the clashes at Ratnipora Shopian on Friday. He has been identified as Havaldar Tariq Ahmad, and was referred to 92 Base hospital for treatment. Police officials said that Tariq was hit by a stone in head and is in critical conditions. Clashes erupted in […]

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Sheikh ul Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani escapes assassination attempt, three killed in two incidents

Sheikh ul Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani escapes assassination attempt, three killed in two incidents

KARACHI: Three people were killed and two others injured in separate incidents of firing at vehicles belonging to Darul Uloom Korangi in Karachi on Friday. Two people were killed as their car was fired at near the NIPA Chowrangi flyover. Police said the men identified as Moulana Amir Shahabullah and his guard Sanober Khan were […]

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Sopore: Police uses pellet gun, tear gas shells to quell protests, 15 injured

By Peerzada Waseem   Sopore: Almost fifteen persons have received injuries during clashes in Sopore that erupted following funeral prayers of slain local militant on Friday. According to reports forces used pellet guns and tear gas to disperse the protesters who resorted to stone pelting. “The injured were evacuated to medical facility for treatment,” they […]

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Three injured in Shopian clashes, one referred to Srinagar

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Three persons have been injured in the clashes near gunfight site in Shopian on Friday. According to reports the three injured have received pellet gun injuries. “One among the injured have been shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar for advanced treatment,” they said. Earlier a gunfight broke out between militants and […]

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Shutdown in Tral against arrest spree during nocturnal raids

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Complete shutdown is being observed in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday against the ‘arrests spree’ during nocturnal raids by government forces. All the shops and business establishments are closed while traffic movement is off the roads in the sub division. Families of the arrested youth assembled in bus […]

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ED penalises Syed Ali Geelani for possessing illegal foreign exchange

ED penalises Syed Ali Geelani for possessing illegal foreign exchange

  Srinagar:  Enforcement Directorate has penalised Syed Ali Geelani and will be imposing same on JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, reports said on Friday. According to reports Geelani has been penalised of Rs 14.40 lakh for illegally possessing  foreign exchange of 10,000 US Dollars. The amount has been confiscated, they said. The penalty will be imposed […]

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Snow slide kills 40 sheeps, two horses in Gujarpati Kupwara

Snow slide kills 40 sheeps, two horses in Gujarpati Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: Over 40 sheep and two horses were killed after a snow slide hit a cowshed at Gujarpati Zurhama in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday morning.  A cowshed of Mohammad Ismail Khatana, was completely destroyed after it came under a massive snow slide. The livestock is the only source of income […]

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Clashes erupt following slain Sopore militant’s funeral, tear gassed

by Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Thousands participated in the funeral of slain Sopore militant, Amir Rasool Kaboo, on Friday in Arampora area of Sopore. Locals said that people from neighboring villages marches towards Kaboo’s residence and participated in his last rites. “Thousands participated in his funerals and they marched towards the graveyard. He was buried amid […]

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Bodies of 2 militants, minor recovered as gunfight in Hajin ends

Srinagar: Government forces on Friday recovered charred bodies o f two militants and a minor boy, who was allegedly kept hostage by the militants, were recovered as a gunfight ended in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A joint team of Army’s 13RR, CRPF and SOG had launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation at Mir Mohalla […]

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Help this family in tracing their missing daughter

Help this family in tracing their missing daughter

A distressed family has urged general public in helping them to trace their daughter missing since March 13. The girl namely Syeda Ruksana went missing after she left home on March 13, from SK Colony Qamarwari.  Family of the girl said that Ruksana is not mentally well and any body having any information should contact […]

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ICE STUPA At Director MeT’s Native Village In Leh

ICE STUPA At Director MeT’s Native Village In Leh

Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus on Friday shared pictures of ICE STUPA at his native Shara village of Leh . “World Water Day: Water Conservation work done by natives of my village in Leh. A step towards enduring water in summer…ICE STUPA,” lotus said. Water is conserved in the form of artificial glacier build in […]

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Two militants killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight

Two militants killed in ongoing Shopian gunfight

Shopian: Two militants have been killed in ongoing gunfight at Ratnipora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday. Official sources told said two militant have been killed and “operation” was in progress. “One dead body is visible on the ground, another militant was Injured, and he entered house which was blasted,” official sources said. […]

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Jamia Masjid sealed off, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Jamia Masjid sealed off, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been placed under house arrest while the authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in Srinagar’s old city in view of the protests called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against ‘custodial killing’ of a private school teacher from Awantipora Pulwama earlier this week. Witnesses told INS that […]

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In pictures: Restrictions imposed in Old City ahead of JRL’s call for protest against ‘teacher’s custodial killing’

In pictures: Restrictions imposed in Old City ahead of JRL’s call for protest against ‘teacher’s custodial killing’

Authorities have imposed restrictions in Old City areas including Nowhatta which houses the historic Jamia Masjid. The JRL comprsing both factions of Hurriyat Conference led respectively by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides JKLF headed by Yasin Malik, have called for protests after Friday prayers against the “custodial killing” of a teacher from […]

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Sopore encounter enters 2nd day, militants killed in Baramulla identified

Sopore encounter enters 2nd day, militants killed in Baramulla identified

Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: After lull for entire night, the gunfight between militants and government forces resumed at Warpora Sopore on Friday. Also two militants killed at Kandi Kalantra area of Baramulla have been identified and one of them is a local resident Amir Rasool Kaboo and other is his Jash-e-Mohammad associate ‘Sabr Bhai’, a foreigner. […]

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Fierce gunfight in Shopian village, internet snapped

Fierce gunfight in Shopian village, internet snapped

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: A fierce gunfight between militants and government forces is underway at Ratnipora village in this south Kashmir district, official sources said on Friday. They said that the encounter ensued government forces launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation in the village early today. After initial gunfight, there was a lull for several hours before it […]

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Kashmir University win 8 bronze, 2 silver medals at All India Inter-university Pencak Silat Championship

Kashmir University win 8 bronze, 2 silver medals at All India Inter-university Pencak Silat Championship

Srinagar: In the ongoing All India Inter-University Pencak Silat championship -2019  at GNDU Amritsar, Kashmir University Pencak Silat team ( both men and women) created history by winning 09 medals (02 Silver and 07 bronze). The performance of the girls was exceptionally outstanding as out of 09 medals 05 were won by the girls.  Among […]

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Kashmir’s cricket bat units need official turf to grow as industry: Advisor

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Thursday said that Kashmir’s cricket bat units were proving to be sustainable entrepreneurial ventures—providing employment opportunities to thousands of youth. Speaking to the delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Bat Manufacturers Association led by Abdul Rashid Dar from south Kashmir, Ganai said that one of the oldest […]

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Advisor Ganai urges stakeholders to work for developing robust education system in J&K

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Thursday urged the stakeholders— including private schools to work efficiently for providing quality education to the student community at all levels. Speaking to scores of delegations during a day-long public hearing under the aegis of Governor’s Public Grievance cell, here at Church Lane, Ganai emphasized that robust […]

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Man from Tangmarg held for selling fake parking tickets in Srinagar

Man from Tangmarg held for selling fake parking tickets in Srinagar

Srinagar: Police has arrested a man from Tangmarg along with fake parking tickets from near GPO residency road Srinagar. “Police received complaints regarding selling of fake parking tickets near GPO residency road Srinagar. Acting on these complaints, a police party of Police Station Kothibagh arrested one accused identified as Ishfaq Ahmed Reshi son of Shakeel […]

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Forest Dept, Private Schools Association celebrate International day of forests

Srinagar: Jammu And Kashmir Forest Department in collaboration with the Private School Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) organised a function here at JK Public School Humhama to celebrate the International Day of Forests with the theme ‘Forests And Education’. The Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF), Farooq Gillani who was the chief guest on the […]

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Revisiting Chattisinghpora massacre: Story of a survivor in Gagandeep

Revisiting Chattisinghpora massacre: Story of a survivor in Gagandeep

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag This is a heart wrenching picture of four innocent children crying bitterly outside a cowshed in the chattisingpora when unidentified gunmen on March 20, 2000 brutally killed 36 persons belonging to faith of Sikhism. The children in the photograph had lost their dear ones in the brutal massacre. Little did they know about […]

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Hostage crisis in Hajin encounter, one rescued, efforts on to evacuate other: Police

Hostage crisis in Hajin encounter, one rescued, efforts on to evacuate other: Police

Srinagar: The police on Thursday claimed that two civilians were held hostage by militants in North Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district. Encounter broke out between the militants and government forces in the area during cordon and search operation there. The police said one civilian has been rescued while efforts were on to rescue another […]

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