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Grenade attack on Police Station DH Pora Kulgam

Kulgam: Suspected militants lobbed grenade towards Police station at Damhal Hanjipora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday afternoon Reports said that suspected militants lobbed grenade on police station Dh pora. The grenade exploded with a bang however no one was injured in the incident A senior police officer also confirmed the incident and said […]

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LS Polls: Flying squads, video surveillance teams monitoring situation in Anantnag

Anantnag: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jehangir has assured adequate security arrangements for the first phase of Parliamentary polls in South  Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency. The constituency will go to polls on April 23, in first phase. The elections for the Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency are being held in three phases (Phase I: Anantnag 23 April, Phase II: Kulgam […]

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Mirwaiz criticises GoI for suspending Cross-LoC trade

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq criticised the Government of India for suspending the Cross-LoC trade and said that the government instead of improving people to people contacts between the divided families across LoC, is stopping whoever was achieved during Vajpayee’s time. Addressing a Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Mirwaiz, who […]

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Energy drink ‘Sting’ likely to be banned in J&K

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Food Safety Authority Anantnag has recommended commissioner Food Safety Jammu and Kashmirto ban the sale of energy drink ‘Sting’ as the company has not taken any concrete measures to ensure risk free distribution and consumption of the product till date despite several notices. Officials told INS that the ban will be imposed […]

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Cross LOC trade suspended, MHA says routes being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics, currency

Cross LOC trade suspended, MHA says routes being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics, currency

Srinagar: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has ordered suspension with immediate effect for being “misused by the Pakistan based elements for funnelling illegal weapons, narcotics and fake currency etc.” As per order by the MHA, the action has been taken “as the Government of India has been receiving reports that the Cross LoC […]

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LS Polls: Amid shutdown, Old city prefers to stay away from polling

LS Polls: Amid shutdown, Old city prefers to stay away from polling

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Amid a complete shutdown in Srinagar areas, the roads and streets till Thursday afternoon in Old City areas wore a deserted look. However, there was no festive look of polling in Srinagar with maximum people stayed out from casting ballots. All the shops, business establishments, petrol pumps, private offices and others establishments […]

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Doctors Association Kupwara demands revocation of termination order of fellow doctor accused of denying ambulance to pregnant lady

Doctors Association  Kupwara demands revocation of termination order of fellow doctor accused of denying ambulance to pregnant lady

By Tasadduq Hussain   Srinagar: Terming the government order baseless and unacceptable and demanding revocation of termination order of their colleague, doctors association Kupwara on Thursday held a protest demonstration within Sub District Hospital Kupwara. The members of the association assembled at SDH Kupwara and raised slogans in favour of the doctor and against DC, and […]

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LS Polls: Casting vote since 1962 this time its to save special status, says voter at Faqir Gujree

LS Polls: Casting vote since 1962 this time its to save special status, says voter at Faqir Gujree

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: As the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency went for polling today, Ghulam Nabi Khatana of Faqeer Gujri in Srinagar outskirts was also in the queue to cast his vote. Ghulam Nabi wearing green cap, blue jacket with white beard is casting his vote since 1962. This man has never missed voting since then. […]

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Nunner Ganderbal stays back from voting, local militant was killed on April 6

Nunner Ganderbal stays back from voting, local militant was killed on April 6

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Three polling booths of Nunner area in Ganderbal weared a deserted look with only forces stationed outside as no one in the area turned to vote on Thursday. Polling is underway in three districts of Kashmir for Srinagar Parliamentary seat. Three booths for the Nunner area has been set up in […]

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Central Jail inmates call off strike following promise by high-level delegation visiting prison soon

Central Jail inmates call off strike following promise by high-level delegation visiting prison soon

Srinagar: Following assurances from Srinagar district administration that they will be given a patient hearing inmates at Central Jail have called off their strike on Wednesday. According to officials privy to development Superintendent of Police , Central Jail, a Magistrate was deputed to interact with inmates who had declined to meet any one even from […]

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Weather conditions to improve from tomorrow

Weather conditions to improve from tomorrow

Srinagar: Meteorological department on Wednesday said that weather conditions in valley will improve from tomorrow and urged people to not fall for flood related rumors. “As informed earlier, many places of South, East Kashmir and Hilly Areas of Jammu region received heavy rain as a result of which there is significant increase in water levels […]

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Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal along with councilors joins NC

Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal along with councilors joins NC

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal Advocate Altaf along with 10 councilors joined National Conference in the presence of party vice president Omar Abdullah and Former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq jabbar at Gupkar on Tuesday.

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Over 29.81 lakh voters to decide fate of 24 candidates in Srinagar, Udhampur PCs

Over 29.81 lakh voters to decide fate of 24 candidates in Srinagar, Udhampur PCs

JAMMU: Over 29.81 lakh voters will decide the fate of 24 candidates contesting for Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary seats, the polling for which is scheduled on April 18- the second Phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The twin constituencies have 2,981,083 registered electors including 1,543,571 males, 1,416,387 females, 21,056 service voters (20,780 males and 276 […]

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Highway ban: No ban on civilian traffic today

Highway ban: No ban on civilian traffic today

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday said that there will be no restrictions on the traffic movement on Highway today. The traffic department said that there will be no ban on civilian traffic movement on the highway. “Traffic will move  from Jammu to Srinagar,”  a traffic police department spokesman said.

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Army thrashes SDM: Incident has downed our morale, will have negative fallout say KAS officers

Army thrashes SDM: Incident has downed our morale, will have negative fallout say KAS officers

Srinagar: The KAS officers Association has condemned manhandling of Subdivisional Magistrate  Dooru and his subordinates by armed forces, while the officer was performing his official duties in ongoing parliamentary elections. The Association has taken up the issue with higher authorities for lodging of FIR in the matter and for getting it investigated on fast track […]

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Highway ban: CRPF orders high-level inquiry into patient death, his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda

Highway ban: CRPF orders high-level inquiry into patient death, his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda

Srinagar: Central Reserve Police Force has ordered inquiry into death of a terminally ill patient as his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda on April 10.  According to media reports CRPF ordered a “high-level inquiry” into the incident. His ambulance was stopped while he was on way to Doda from Srinagar after being discharged by a […]

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Official apathy: Privately owned Cricket Association runs its office from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, DDC unaware

Official apathy: Privately owned Cricket Association runs its office from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, DDC unaware

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A private cricket organisation is holding it’s office in the mini secretariat Ganderbal flouting all norms and regulations of government establishments. An organistion Girls Cricket Association recently posted an add on social media networks asking prospects candidates to get registered with them to be trained in the game. The add provided […]

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Revoke cases filed against inmates of Central Jail Srinagar say relatives of prisoners, protest

Revoke cases filed against inmates of Central Jail Srinagar say relatives of prisoners, protest

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Family members of prisoners at Central Jail Srinagar on Tuesday protested while urging authorities that should revoke the cases filed against them after recent incident in the jail. Reiterating that the jail was not safe for the prisoners, they said that they have been subjected to trauma for lack of access […]

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People want complete change in political scenario in J&K: Shaheen 

People want complete change in political scenario in J&K: Shaheen 

  GANDERBAL: On the last of the campaign for Janta Dal United JD(U) Lok Sabha poll candidate Showkat Hussain, Janta Dal United JD(U) State President G M Shaheen alongwith Dr Nawab said, “People of Jammu and Kashmir state wanted complete freedom from decisive policies of mainstream political parties of Kashmir Valley including National parties like […]

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LSPolls: All Budgam schools to remain shut on April 17, 18

Srinagar: Chief Education Officer Budgam has ordered closure of schools, govt and private, in the district on April 17 and 18 in the backdrop of upcoming parliamentary polls. The Srinagar-Budgam-Ganderbal parliamentary seat goes to polls on April 18. An order issued by the CEO has also directed all the heads and class IV staff of the […]

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Army vehicle crushes minor to death in Poonch

  Poonch: An Army vehicle mowed down a 13 year old boy at Gulpore area of Poonch district on Tuesday.  The deceased was identified as Sajad Ahmad son of Mohd Taj of Gulpore and was injured critically after being hit by an army vehicle in the area. Sajad was declared brought dead on arrival to  […]

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Relatives of driver who was found dead protest in Pattan, demand quick action in case

Relatives of driver who was found dead protest in Pattan, demand quick action in case

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Relatives of Pattan driver whose body was found after he went missing protested near Police station Pattan demanding culprits be brought book. Jan Mohmmad Bhat Son of Assadullah bhat from Mamoosa village of Kunzer had gone missing on 22 March and his body  was found in Singhpora Nallah after couple of […]

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Army thrashes SDM: Employees threaten boycott of election duties if action against involved not taken, go on strike

Army thrashes SDM: Employees threaten boycott of election duties if action against involved not taken, go on strike

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Employees working under the SDM Duroo, who is also an Assistant Returning officer have gone on strike demanding registration of FIR against Army personnel who thrashed the officer on Tuesday. “We will not take part in any election related works unless FIR is registered against the Army personnel involved in the […]

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Army thrashes SDM Duroo in Anantnag, vehicle damaged

by Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A sub district magistrate was on Tuesday thrashed by Army  and his official vehicle has been damaged as well. According to sources SDM Duroo was on his way to Qazigund. “He was stopped by  Army near Ujroo,” sources said They claimed that SDM Duroo, identified as Ghulam Rasool Wani, had an […]

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SC: Notice issued to Centre on plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques for prayers

SC: Notice issued to Centre on plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques for prayers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre after it agreed to hear a petition filed by a Pune-based couple seeking permission for Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers.A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued the notice and  and asked  Centre to respond. “The only […]

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Old Town Baramulla observes shutdown, Govt fails to reconstruct bridge damaged in 2014 floods

Old Town Baramulla observes shutdown, Govt fails to reconstruct bridge damaged in 2014 floods

  By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Old Town Baramulla is observing a shutdown against government on Tuesday for failing to construct the SRTC Bridge in the area. President Old Town Baramulla traders union Mr Ab. Hamid Gojery said the bridge was damaged in 2014 floods. “Although the district administration had promised to work on the bridge […]

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Curfew lifted from Kishtwar town

Curfew lifted from Kishtwar town

Jammu: Authorities have lifted the curfew in Kishtwar township of Jammu division of the state after remaining in imposition for seven days following killing of a RSS leader and his PSO by unidentified gunmen. “Night curfew along with prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC banning assembly of more than four persons will remain in force […]

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Body of MBBS student who died in Bangladesh reaches home, pall of gloom descends on Bonadialgam Anantnag

Body of MBBS student who died in Bangladesh reaches home, pall of gloom descends on Bonadialgam Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A pall of gloom descended on south Kashmir’s Bonadialgam area in Anantnag District as body of MBBS student who died in Bangladesh reached home. 24 year old  Quratul Ain daughter of Ali Mohd Bhat, a resident of Bona Dialgam Anantnag was pursuing MBBS in Bangladesh. She was in her final year at […]

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Modi is Pharaoh, will meet same fate: Farooq Abdullah

Modi is Pharaoh, will meet same fate: Farooq Abdullah

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Firavoon’, National Conference (NC) patron and party candidate from Srinagar Lok Sabha polls, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Monday challenged Modi to organize a rally in Kashmir. Abdullah while addressing a rally here at Sher-e-Kashmir Park, said that PM Modi is dividing the country, saying he will meet […]

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Controversial BJP lawmaker copies ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ song, claims he had no idea it was originally from Pakistan

Controversial BJP lawmaker copies ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ song, claims he had no idea it was originally from Pakistan

Srinagar: A lawmaker from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released a song unmistakably similar to the “patriotic anthem” produced by the Pakistani military’s media wing for March 23, prompting reactions from Twitterati. Raja Singh, a member of the Legislative Assembly in the southern state of Telangana, in a tweet on Friday announced that he would release a […]

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DSW KU holds ‘Aids & Appliances distribution camp’ for differently abled students

DSW KU holds ‘Aids & Appliances distribution camp’ for differently abled students

  Srinagar: The Department of Students Welfare (DSW), University of Kashmir organized a one-day special aids and appliances distribution camp for the differently abled students of the University here on Monday.    The camp was attended by 50 differently abled students who were provided different aids and appliances on-spot by the Vice Chancellor, University of […]

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Balakote strike was a drama: Mehbooba Mufti

Balakote strike was a drama: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that Balakote strike was a drama and called for investigation into the Pulwama attack that left over 40 CRPF personnel dead. Mufti was addressing a workers convention at Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. She said that whatever the BJP has been doing over the past few months or […]

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VC KU Prof Talat chairs NSS review meeting of institutional heads

VC KU Prof Talat chairs NSS review meeting of institutional heads

Srinagar, April 15:  A review meeting of National Service Scheme (NSS) units associated with the University of Kashmir under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad was held at KU on Monday. Besides Director Colleges and State NSS Officer Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah and Program Coordinator NSS KU Dr Shamim A Shah […]

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Damaged in 2014 floods school still in shambles at Kakapora Pulwama

Damaged in 2014 floods school still in shambles at Kakapora Pulwama

Pulwama: A Primary School located at Kakapora Wookh village in Pulwama district following was damaged in 2014 floods and the building is still in shambles waiting for renovations. Villager’s told INS that building damaged five years ago is yet to be renovated and education department is callous about it. “No efforts have been made by […]

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Highway closed following landslide at Digdol

Jammu: Vehicular movement on Srinagar Jammu highway has bees suspended following landslide over the stretch at Digdol area. According to officials the traffic was halted after a massive landslide hit the road near Army Camp at  Digdol area.

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Stone pelted at Mehbooba’s cavalcade, police denies

  Bijbehara: Stones were pelted at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s cavalcade as she came to visit Khiram Dargah. “Some persons threw stones on her cancalvade while she was on way to Bijbehara from the Dargah,” local  sources claimed . They claimed that while she remained safe her escort vehicle was damaged. She has reached […]

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Army man dies of cardiac arrest in Poonch

  Jammu: An Army man died of cardiac arrest in Sawjian area of Poonch district in Jammu division of the state. According to reports the soldier suffered cardiac arrest during Sunday night hours and was evacuated to medical facility but couldn’t survive. The identity of the soldier is awaited.

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India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Rajouri

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire in Nowshehra Sector in District Rajour of Jammu division of state on Monday. According to officials at about 0815 hours, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation. “They resorted to shelling with mortars & firing of small arms along LoC in Nowshera Sector,” he said. “Indian Army is retaliating beffitingly,” they […]

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Road to Sonmarg opens after four months clousure

Road to Sonmarg opens after four months clousure

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The snow laden road to tourist destination Sonmarg has been opened for vehicular movement on Monday. The road remained closed for four months. On Monday authorities said that Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri highway from Gagangeer upto tourist resort Sonamarg has been opened for vehicles. District Administration Ganderbal said that from 11:00 am to 3:00 […]

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As water level increases in Jhelum, officials say nothing to worry, snow is melting

by Ovais Gull Srinagar: Though increasing water level in rivers and streams in Kashmir has gripped panic among the people, the Irrigational and Flood Control (I&FC) department here on Saturday said there was no need to panic as the water level is increasing due to melting of snow. Talking to INS, Chief Engineer I&FC, Ashok Kumar Sharma […]

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Youth beaten in Rafiabad, police registers case against Army

Youth beaten in Rafiabad, police registers case against Army

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Police has registered a case against Army after it thrashed a youth in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The case has been registered against 32 RR Protests broke out in the area after news spread in the area that two youth travelling in a car when Army stopped them […]

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Woman delivers baby en route to hospital, was denied ambulance in Kalaroose

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A women from Mohri Kalaroose delivered baby half way to kupwara hospital after she was denied treatment and ambulance by hospital authorities at Kalaroose. Husband of the lady, Mohammad Shafi, said: “I took her to Kalroose Hospital, a doctor who treated upon her asked me to take her to Kupwara as […]

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As water lever rises in Jhelum, KCC&I urges Govt to take preventive measures on war footings

Srinagar: Expressing concern over abrupt rise in water level in River Jhelum, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged government take preventive measures on war footings. In a statement issued here by KCCI, the group said that it was appalling to see that few millimetres of rainfall has caused such an abnormal rise. […]

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Despite clear road, Sonamarg route still closed

Despite clear road, Sonamarg route still closed

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Road to the famous tourist destination Sonamarg in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is yet to be opened for traffic. “People  including commuters, tourists and hoteliers are facing tremendous hardships,” residents claimed. They blamed district administration for unnecessary delay in opening the road.. DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan told INS that the Ganderbal-Ladakh […]

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Militants killed in Shopian gunfight identified, both local

Militants killed in Shopian gunfight identified, both local

Shopian: Two militants killed in a brief shootout in Shopian village have been identified as local affiliates of Jaish e Mohammad outfit. According to officials the two militants killed in the encounter include Shah Jahan Mir R/o Amshipora Shopian and Abid Wagay R/o Rawalpora Shopian. Mir, officials said was a top JeM commander. “Bodies have […]

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Kashmiri student dies in Bangladesh, Mehbooba seeks Sushma’s help in bringing body back home

Kashmiri student dies in Bangladesh, Mehbooba seeks Sushma’s help in bringing body back home

  Srinagar: A south Kashmir girl breathed her last in Bangladesh were she was pursuing medical studies on Saturday. Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urged external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help the family in bringing her body  back home. “Dear @SushmaSwaraj ji, Quratul Ain, a kashmiri student has died in Bangladesh. She was pursuing […]

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Girl ends life in Bandipora, was allegedly raped by father

Bandipora: A girl ended her life in Aragam village of Bandipora district in north Kashmir after being allegedly raped by her father. Police said that the accused has been arrested and investigation has been launched. Police said that the allegations are that the girl after being raped by her father and ‘unable to bear the […]

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Banned disposable items still present in Anantnag markets, officials say action delayed due to elections

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Government ordered ban of use of disposable articles in the state is yet to take place in district Anantnag and the administration is in deep slumber on it.  According to sources the administration, the ban was implemented half heartedly as distributors and shopkeepers continue to sell these kinds of disposable articles […]

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Batapora residents face acute water scarcity as PHE fails to repair defunct pipeline

Batapora residents face acute water scarcity as PHE fails to repair defunct pipeline

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The residents of Batapora area of Zakura in Srinagar outskirts here have expressed resentment against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to repair the defunct water pipeline. Talking to INS, inhabitants said that they are not getting water supply from last two months, thus leaving them to lurch at large. […]

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Army man dies of cardiac arrest along LOC in Poonch

Army man dies of cardiac arrest along LOC in Poonch

  Poonch: An army man died of cardiac arrest in Kerni sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The deceased has been identified as NK Bhawan Kumar of 39 RR. He suffered cardiac arrest along LoC while he was on duty. Doctors declared him brought dead at the medical facility were he […]

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