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Youth drowns in Jhelum at Lasjan

Srinagar: A youth died after drowning in River Jhelum at Lasjan, Nowgam area of Srinagar on Wednesday. The youth has been identified as Mohammad Saleem Mir (27) son of Manzoor Ahmad drowned in River Jhelum at Lasjan area. Search to fish out the body has been launched.

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Army man injured along LOC in Rajouri

Army man injured along LOC in Rajouri

Jammu: One Army personnel was injured along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Wednesday. Army Spokesman said that at about 5.15 am, Army personnel noticed movement along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naushera Sector and on being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire “Troops responded with retaliatory fire in […]

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Bear caught in laar Ganderbal

Ganderbal: A bear was caught in Repora bala or Lar area in ganderbal on Wednesday by Wildlife department and police after six hours of efforts. Locals say that the group of bear was observed moving in orchards and people begun to chase them away. While two escaped one jumped over a walnut tree and got […]

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Governor pitches dialogue for resolutions

Governor pitches dialogue for resolutions

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra wenesday said that confrontational approach will never lead to any resolution but dialogue and discussion can solve problems faced by the state. “To pull the state out of the prevailing environment of suspicion, fear, distrust and growing cynicism, it is of crucial that all stakeholders whatever be their […]

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Aug 15: Kashmir shuts over JRL call

Aug 15: Kashmir shuts over JRL call

SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley over Joint Resistance Leadership’s call for observing August 15 as black day and to mark day with complete strike. Stringent security measures were put in place across the valley which was overshadowed by the Battamaloo encounter. In which militants managed to give government forces slip but killed […]

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GR Beg Memorial Trust organised free medical camp at Kargil

GR Beg Memorial Trust organised free medical camp at Kargil

GR Beg Memorial Trust organised free medical camp at Kargil Team of Doctors and allied health professionals deputed from SKIMS Soura conducted health chek up, health and hygienic awareness to number of residents in different villages of the area. Patients examined including women, children and senior citizens were also given medicines free of cost. chairman […]

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Police version regarding Ghanta Ghar Lal Chowk incident

Police version regarding Ghanta Ghar Lal Chowk incident

  August: Police on Tuesday said that ‘few persons in connection with some political activity’ had come to Ghanta Ghar Lal chowk, city center, and miscreants ‘created disturbances by criminally intimidating them’. “Today afternoon few persons came to Ghanta Ghar in connection with some political activity.Some miscreants assembled at the scene and created disturbances by […]

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Awareness programme for disabled persons at Aloosa on August 17

Awareness programme for disabled persons at Aloosa on August 17

 BANDIPORA: According to Chairman Tehsil Legal Service Committee  Bandipora, Iqbal Ahmad Akhoon, Tehsil Legal Service Committee Bandipora in collaboration with Social Welfare Department is conducting an awareness programme for mentally ill and disabled persons and legal services to victims of Acid Attacks.  The programme is scheduled to be held on August 17  at Government Higher Secondary […]

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ARTO Bandipora reschedules Trial Test: Now on every Tuesday, Thursday

ARTO Bandipora reschedules Trial Test: Now on every Tuesday, Thursday

BANDIPORA: According to Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Bandipora, the Driving Trial Test and Inspection of Vehicles, used to be held on every Saturday and Monday has been rescheduled and shall now be conducted on every Thursday and  Tuesday respectively.

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Advisor Ganai to conduct public hearing in Srinagar on Aug 16

Advisor Ganai to conduct public hearing in Srinagar on Aug 16

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, will be available to meet public deputations at JK Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Srinagar, from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on 16.08.2018(Thursday).

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Vail village Anantnag: Lost 20 souls to cancer, boys study upto 12th, girls till 10th

Vail village Anantnag: Lost 20 souls to cancer, boys study upto 12th, girls till 10th

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A remote village in District Anantnag, Vail Nagbal, has lost at least twenty residents to cancer. The highest qualification for boys remains 12th standard while for girls it’s 10th standard. The village is about 25 km’s from main town Anantnag and is aloof from basic facilities like roads, portable water and […]

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Three members of Sikh family rescued from Lidder river in Anantnag

Three members of Sikh family rescued from Lidder river in Anantnag

By Sameer AhmadAnantang: Three members of a Sikh family were Tuesday rescued after the car they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into Lidder river near Pahalgam. According to sources the three were rescued from the river after their car Etios fell into river and the trio were hospitalised. “The trio are […]

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Waheed Parra says he was attacked in Budgam, escaped unharmed

Waheed Parra says he was attacked in Budgam, escaped unharmed

Srinagar: Youth president of Jammu and kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Waheed ul Rehman Parra has claimed that he was Monday evening fired upon in Budgam district and escaped unharmed. Parra has filed a police complaint, alleging that the incident happened at Handjan area of Budgam area at around 7:20 pm. Parra has stated that he […]

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Students in Anantnag celebrate Pakistan independence day

Students in Anantnag celebrate Pakistan independence day

Anantnag:  The students of Government Degree College (GDC)  Bijbehara here  celebrated Pakistan Independence Day by taking out a rally on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses told that scores of students marched from their college to Higher Secondary School in Bijbehara waving Pakistani Flags. The Jammu Kashmir police reached the spot and rallying students dispersed peacefully.

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Non local detained, was allegedly trying to abduct minor girl

Non local detained, was allegedly trying to abduct minor girl

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A non local vendor was caught on Tuesday and handed over to police by people at Drugmulla here accusing him of trying to abduct a minor girl. “I was doing household work, my three year old daughter was playing outside, suddenly she shouted for help, as I went outside I saw  a […]

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Attempt to foil tricolor at Ghanta ghar foiled, people thrash non locals

Srinagar: Three non-local youth belonging to right wing party Bharatiya Janata Party were Tuesday thrashed by people after they tried to hoist tricolor at Ghanta Ghar. Pedestrians pounced on the non local youth as they attempted to unfurl the flag, eyewitnesses said.  According to eyewitnesses the trio were severely thrashed and CRPF deployed in the […]

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400 vehicles stranded over Jmu-Sgr highway, landslides in Digdol, Seri, Kheri

400 vehicles stranded over Jmu-Sgr highway, landslides in Digdol, Seri, Kheri

Srinagar: Almost 400 vehicles are stranded at various places o Jammu highway as it remains closed for vehicular traffic for second consecutive day on Tuesday as heavy rains triggered landslides along the route in Ramban district. The Mughal road, however, remains through for the two-way traffic.  According to officials the road was blocked by fresh landslides […]

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Education department short of 2578 gazetted staff, 13863 non-gazetted staff positions

Education department short of 2578 gazetted staff, 13863 non-gazetted staff positions

Srinagar: The education department has a deficiency of 2578 gazetted staff and 13863 non-gazetted staff positions. The deficient staff positions also include 1868 lecturers and, 2924 Masters (including RMSA/SSA) and 5602 teachers. This was stated by Secretary Education Rigzian Sampheal in meeting held at the State Secretariat Governor N N Vohra for continuing capacity building of teachers […]

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Army claims killing two Pak soldiers in Tangshar sector

Srinagar: Indian Army claimed to have killed two Pakistan soldiers in a retaliatory action on Line of control  in Tangdhar Sector of District Kuowara on Tuesday. Srinagar based army spokesman said that forces retaliated to ‘unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector.” “Own troops carried out calibrated […]

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Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Tanhdhar

Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Tanhdhar

  Srinagar:  Army on Tuesday said that there was an intermittent exchange of fire between Pakistani Rangers and it along the line of control  (LoC) in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms […]

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Srinagar lady’s ATM card theft case solved, accused arrested: Police

Srinagar lady’s ATM card theft case solved, accused arrested: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have solved the ATM card theft case of a Srinagar lady and arrested the accused resident of Shopian.  According to Police spokesman the accused  Tufail Ahmad Sheikh S/O Ab Gani Sheikh R/O Gadapora ,Shopian  on July 20 this year  deceived and misused the ATM card of a lady namely […]

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Man found dead in Kupwara

Man found dead in Kupwara

By Tasadduq HussainKupwara: A middle-aged man was found hanging from a tree in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday. According to an official, a middle-aged man identified as Ab Majeed Son of ab Rehman , a resident of Shali Bhata Manigah of district Kupwara, was found hanging from a tree at Durnad forest area in […]

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Chadoora shuts on HM commander Yasin Itoo’s anniversary

Chadoora shuts on HM commander Yasin Itoo’s anniversary

By Imtiyaz PandawBudgam: Complete shutdown was observed to commemorate first death anniversary of Hizb-ul Mujahideen commander Mohammad Yasin Itoo in Chadoora  town of Budgam district All shops, business establishments, schools and colleges, petrol pumps in Chadoora town remained shut. The shutdown also affected the movement of traffic as most of the public traffic remained off […]

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JE PHE suspended as Jagerpora Kupwara battles with water borne disease

JE PHE suspended as Jagerpora Kupwara battles with water borne disease

By Tasadduq HussainKupwara: A Junior Engineer of Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) was placed under suspension on sunday with immediate effect and inquiry has been launched as well. The area is battling with water borne disease.  Officials identified the JE as Azhar Ahmad posted in jagerpora area. Water borne disease that broke out in jagerpora […]

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J&K Accounts Employees Association threaten indefinite strike if demands not accepted, lock down offices for day

Anantnag : The J&K Accounts employees Association Monday locked down district treasuries pressing government to accept the multiple demands put forth by them. The employees have threatened that if their demands are not accepted in earnest they will go on indefinite strike. The association observed a one day strike call was observed through out the […]

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CUK Condoles student’s demise

CUK Condoles student’s demise

Srinagar: The staff and students of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) have condoled the demise of one of the student, Mohammad Umer Ahangar, who died because of falling in an under-construction trench along with his brother at Anantnag on Sunday. A condolence meeting was held in the office of the Head, Department of Law, […]

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Three 10th class students from Kalaroose village go missing

Three 10th class students from Kalaroose village go missing

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Three class tenth students, all friends, are missing since August 10. Police have registered the case. The three boys identified as Waseem Ahmad Ganaie, Son of Ghulam Rasool Ganaie, Akhdas Ahmad Ganaie son of Nazir Ahmad Ganaie and Mohammad Iqbal Ganaie Son of Abdul Aziz Ganaie  all resident of Kalaroose lolab in […]

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JNU student leader Umer Khalid shot at, escapes unharmed

JNU student leader Umer Khalid shot at, escapes unharmed

NEW DELHI: JNU student leader Umar Khalid was Monday fired upon by an unknown assailant but escaped unharmed. The incident happened outside Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. Khalid was there to attend a rally to protest against lynchings, and crimes against women. The incident took place 200m away from the Parliament’s wall.

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Forces lay siege over Shukaruddin Mohalla Hajin, door to door search being conducted

Forces lay siege over Shukaruddin Mohalla Hajin, door to door search being conducted

By Nasir KhuihamiBandipora: Government forces on Monday launched cordon and search operation in Shukar uddin mohalla of Hajin Town in Bandipora district. According to sources the locality has been cordoned off and all entry and exit points have been sealed. “The operation was launched following inputs of militants presence in the area,” sources. said. Door to […]

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Poppy smuggling bid foiled at Lakhanpur, 190 kg of drugs siezed

Poppy smuggling bid foiled at Lakhanpur, 190 kg of drugs siezed

Jammu: The Excise Department (ED) Monday claimed to have foiled smuggling bid of poppy in fruit boxes and have seized 190 kg of the drug at Lakhanpur interstate toll plaza in  Kathua district of the state. officials said that the seizure was made from a truck which was loaded with fresh fruits, adding that  they […]

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Tral shuts against arrest spree in area

Tral shuts against arrest spree in area

By Basharat RashidPulwama:  Tral town is observing shutdown against arrest of arrest of at least a dozen people, including close relatives of a few active militants by the government forces. The detentions were triggered after a special police officer (SPO)  was attacked by suspected militants last week. Shops and commercial establishments remained closed and thin […]

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New J&K Governor In A Couple Of Weeks, Governor’s Rule To Stay For Now: Ram Madhav

New J&K Governor In A Couple Of Weeks, Governor’s Rule To Stay For Now: Ram Madhav

Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir may have a new governor later this month, when incumbent N.N. Vohra exits office after a 10-year term, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav confided in an interview with ThePrint. “I assume there will be a new governor soon,” Madhav said. Names of Maharashtra governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, a committed activist of […]

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Couple dies of electrocution in Poonch

Couple dies of electrocution in Poonch

Poonch: An old couple died of electrocution amid heavy rains in Surankote area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night. SHO Surankote Mohammad Anzar Mir said that late Sunday night heavy rains occurred in the area as a result of which the couple tried to prevent the flash floods from entering inside their […]

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Militants killed medical shop owner in Pulwama, two identified: Police

Militants killed medical shop owner in Pulwama, two identified: Police

  Aug 13: Police on Monday said that the militant group Hizbul Mujahedeen was behind the abduction and subsequent assassination of a medical shop owner in Pulwama. Militants, according to police in Murran Pulwama yesterday night barged inside the house of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat son of Ab. Gani Bhat resident of Murran Pulwama and abducted […]

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There will be bloodshed if Article 35A tinkered with: Mufti Nasir ul Islam

There will be bloodshed if Article 35A tinkered with: Mufti Nasir ul Islam

Srinagar:The Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) Saturday called for a joint strategy to defend Article 35 A  in Supreme Court, which gives special rights and privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. They said those who have moved the intervener applications in the apex court in the matter should devise a joint […]

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‘Headmaster who exposed scam arrested’ in Ganderbal; Protesters demand his release

‘Headmaster who exposed scam arrested’ in Ganderbal; Protesters demand his release

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Scores of men and women  Saturday protested in Ganderbal demanding immediate release of Headmaster Gh. Nabi Tantray of government High school Shalabugh from police custody. The protests were held in the Mini Secretariat ground Ganderbal District. Gh. Nabi Tantray a headmaster of government high school Shalabugh in police custody since last […]

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DNA tests to verify langate families claim that one among the killed militants in Rafiaabad is their Muzaffar

DNA tests to verify langate families claim that one among the killed militants in Rafiaabad is their Muzaffar

by Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A family from langate in northern Kashmir’s  frontier district Kupwara claimed one among the five militants killed in Rafiabad woods their kin.  A family from langate on Friday afternoon approached police in dangiwach area of Baramulla district claiming  one among five militants their kin ‘Muzaffer Ahmad’, Officals in the police department said.  Accordingly they directed […]

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Aug 15: JRL calls for a valley wide shutdown, asks to observe it as Black Day

Aug 15: JRL calls for a valley wide shutdown, asks to observe it as Black Day

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership has called for a valley wide shutdown on August 15, marking Indian Independence day, to be observed as a black day. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a statement said that the ‘Democracy of a nation, which is going to celebrate its independence with […]

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Tral opens partially, observed shutdown over detention of youth

Tral opens partially, observed shutdown over detention of youth

by Basharat RashidSrinagar: Life is limping back to normal in Tral on Saturday, after remaining shut against arrest of relatives of militants by Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police. The area is observing a partial shutdown demanding release of the detained youth. Shops and business establishments are open partially and traffic was […]

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Governor administers oath to Justice Mittal as Chief Justice of J&K High Court

Governor administers oath to Justice Mittal as Chief Justice of J&K High Court

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra administered Oath of Office to Justice Gita Mittal as Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday. The Warrant of Appointment of Justice Mittal as Chief Justice of the J&K High Court was read out by the Registrar General of the High Court. Mrs. […]

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Ghazni city Afghanistan: Taliban, government forces both claim control

Ghazni city Afghanistan: Taliban, government forces both claim control

Kabul: In a dramatic move Taliban on Thursday stormed Ghazni city and later claimed to have routed a wholesome battalion along with ammunition and said that they are ‘protecting city’ now. However Government claimed that city is under their control and ‘clearance operation is underway’.  According to media reports it has been difficult to verify […]

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Little angels school organises anti-drug rally in Tral, bung destroyed 

Little angels school organises anti-drug rally in Tral, bung destroyed 

By Basharat Rashid Tral : Students of Little angels academy in Tral on Saturday took out an anti-drug rally to create awareness about hazards of drugs among the masses. The rally was flagged off by the Principal of the school Zaffar Malik, along with other staff members of school.  On that occasion, large number of students participated […]

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Weatherman predicts rain, thunderstorm for next 24 hrs

Weatherman predicts rain, thunderstorm for next 24 hrs

Srinagar: Meteorological Department Saturday predicted that light to moderate rain, thunderstorms may occur at different places in Jammu and Kashmir and at isolated places in Ladakh division in next 24 hours. According to official handout the weather man predicted that in coming two days a ‘fairly widespread to widespread rain and thunderstorms’ may occur. For  […]

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500 being treated of waterborne disease in Kupwara villages, residents allege PHE supplies contaminated water

500 being treated of waterborne disease in Kupwara villages, residents allege PHE supplies contaminated water

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: Over five hundred patient are being treated at Jagerpora-Kawari after a viral infection brokeout in northern Kashmirs Kupwara on Friday.  The officials said that several teams of Health Department visited the affected area, and collected water samples and are treating patients in three mobile camps. Reports said that two villages (Jagerpora and […]

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Rafiabad resident protest, demand appointment of Tehsildar, Executive Magistrate

Rafiabad resident protest, demand appointment of Tehsildar, Executive Magistrate

By Peerzada WaseemSrinagar: Baramullah-Handwara road was blocked on Saturday by protesters demanding appointment of tehsildar for their area, sources said. “We have been suffering for long in absence of Executive magistrate here.  For a simple application we have to travel from far off places to tehsil office every day. But then there is no tehsildar […]

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GR Beigh Memorial Trust Soura to organise medical camp in Kargil on Aug 14, to adopt girl child

GR Beigh Memorial Trust Soura to organise medical camp in Kargil on Aug 14, to adopt girl child

GR Beigh Memorial Trust Soura is organising a free medical camp in Kargil as on 14th Aug 2018. “Free consultation and medicines will be provided to local population of kargil and adjacent villages,” the organisers said. They said that a girl child will be adopted for education and upbringing till she attains the age of […]

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Joint Resistance leadership(JRL)Protests in Srinagar kashmir against the assualt on Article 35 A

Joint Resistance leadership(JRL)Protests in Srinagar kashmir against the assualt on Article 35 A

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Divorced, widowed Hindu women in Sindh allowed second marriage

Divorced, widowed Hindu women in Sindh allowed second marriage

KARACHI: Divorced or widowed women from minority communities in Sindh now have the right to marry six months after separation from their spouse or his demise as the provincial assembly has passed Sindh Hindu Marriage Amendment Bill, 2018, Geo Tv reported.  Under the bill, women who are in a strained marriage can file for separation. […]

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Do fact check of BDO Hard Panzoo Beerwah, will reveal rot in system: residents urge Governor to intervene

Do fact check of BDO Hard Panzoo Beerwah, will reveal rot in system: residents urge Governor to intervene

 Beerwah: People of Hard Panzoo Khansahib Budgam Friday accused Block Development Officer of being ‘failure’.  “Our BDO is a cheater and has never done his work properly,” locals said. According to residents the developmental work to be undertaken by the BDO’s office either have been left half way of never taken up. “The only work […]

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Goons attacked bank guard, not a rifle snatching attempt at Khrew: Police

Goons attacked bank guard, not a rifle snatching attempt at Khrew: Police

by BASHARAT RASHID      Pampore: Police has refuted claims that there was a weapon snatching bid at Khrew area of Pampore on Friday. “It was just a scuffle between bank guard and two persons,” a police official wishing anonymity said. He said that two persons had beaten the bank guard in which he was […]

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