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Pakistan Administered Kashmir President calls for UN probe into rights violations in Kashmir, condemns Pulwama killings

Pakistan Administered Kashmir President calls for UN probe into rights violations in Kashmir, condemns Pulwama killings

Srinagar: President of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday condemned the killing of seven civilian  in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “India wants to frighten people of Kashmir and weaken their freedom sentiments but she will never succeed in its evil designs. The latest wave of brutalities against the innocent people is nothing […]

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Police constable dies in accident at Panthachowk

Police constable dies in accident at Panthachowk

by BASHARAT RASHID Panthachowk: A Sikh police constable died in a road accident at Panthchowk area of Srinagar outskirts. The accident took place on Saturday night. “Injured cop was rushed to hospital but he succumbed later,” reports said. They identified the deceased as Mithun Singh, a resident of Padibal village in Tral.

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IUST postpones exams on Dec 17 , classwork suspended

IUST postpones exams on Dec 17 , classwork suspended

  Srinagar:  Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has postponed the examinations slated for Dec 17. “The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid any law and order situation at the campus,” officials said at IUST A spokesman of the varsity said new dates for the deferred exams will be notified […]

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Multiple funeral prayers offered for slain militant Zahoor, had deserted army to join militant ranks

Multiple funeral prayers offered for slain militant Zahoor, had deserted army to join militant ranks

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Massive throng was witnessed in the funeral procession of the slain militant Zahoor Thokar in his native village Sirnoo.  “At least six funeral prayers were offered for Zahoor including four on Saturday evening and two today morning,” eyewitnesses said. They said that after four funeral prayers on Sunday evening there was a […]

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Gurudwara Chattisingpora gutted in fire

Gurudwara Chattisingpora gutted in fire

Srinagar: Gurudwara Chattisinghpora in Anantnag district of south Kashmir was gutted completely in a fire incident on Sunday, The fire, according to locals, engulfed the place. Sources said that short circuit is believed to be the cause of fire, and police has reached the spot. “The Gurudwara has been gutted and is fully damaged,” they […]

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CUK postpones all exams scheduled on Monday

CUK postpones all exams scheduled on Monday

Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir Sunday  postponed all the examinations scheduled on Monday According to varsity spokesman fresh dates for the postponed exams will be notified separately. Kashmir University on Saturday announced postponement of exams scheduled for Dec 17 as well. Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday called for a shutdown and Badamibagh chalo on Dec 17. […]

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Valley shuts over JRL call to mourn Pulwama killings

Valley shuts over JRL call to mourn Pulwama killings

Srinagar: Shutdown is being observed in valley against the killings that took place in south Kashmir on Saturday including seven civilians and three militants.  Joint Resisitance Leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for a three day shutdown from saturday to Monday. They have also asked to move […]

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Among the slain civilians: Abid had left to fetch milk for 3 months old baby girl, Aqib’s father went to inquire about injured to find son among ‘unidentified dead’

Among the slain civilians: Abid had left to fetch milk for 3 months old baby girl, Aqib’s father went to inquire about injured to find son among ‘unidentified dead’

By Mudassir maqbool Pulwama: Slain civilian Abid Hussain of Karimabad had left home to fetch milk for his three month old baby but returned home dead. Abid lives in Karimabad village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama. He has an indonesian wife and was hit by bullet A 25 year old Aabid had studied management from Indonesia, locals […]

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Authorities decide to impose Section 144 in Pulwama till further orders

Authorities decide to impose Section 144 in Pulwama till further orders

  PULWAMA: The District Magistrate Pulwama Saturday imposed restrictions under section 144 of Cr PC in the district in view of the apprehension of breach of peace.   As per an official handout issued here, the restriction shall stand till further orders. “Bonafide medical and other emergencies, however, shall be exempted from the restrictions,” authorities […]

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Internal complaints committee for prevention, harassment of women at work place constituted in Bandipora

Internal complaints committee for prevention, harassment of women at work place constituted in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, DEC 15:  Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmed Mir today chaired a meeting to review the Constitution of  Internal Complaints Committees for prevention and redressal of harassment of women at workplaces at district-level. A committee which was constituted will be headed by CMO Bandipora Dr Bilquees.  principal GGHS, Principal GHS Aloosa, Tehsildar Bandipora and district […]

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Areas fed power from Zainakote grid to have power cut on Dec 16

Areas fed power from Zainakote grid to have power cut on Dec 16

          SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 15: According to the Power Controller Kashmir, grid station Zainakote will be shut down on 16 December 2018 to connect a transformer.  According to the details, in order to connect 220/132 kV, 50 MVA Single Phase Transformer bank into the circuit after carrying out its de-sludging, the shutdown of the 220/132 kV, 150 MVA Bank […]

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FCS&CA recovers Rs 5200 fine from erring traders

FCS&CA recovers Rs 5200 fine from erring traders

          SRINAGAR: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Saturday realized Rs 5200 fine from 17 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per an official handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones, inspected 53 business establishments in […]

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KU’s South Campus organises plantation drive  

KU’s South Campus organises plantation drive  

Anantnag: Kashmir University’s South Campus at Anantnag organised a plantation drive on Saturday. The day-long drive and an environmental awareness programme were organised in collaboration with the department of social forestry, Anantnag division. Director social forestry department Mr Suresh K Gupta, IFS—who presided over the function—underscored the importance of plantation and urged the people to come […]

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Pulwama massacre unveiled brutal face of India, says Jamat e Islami

Pulwama massacre unveiled brutal face of India, says Jamat e Islami

Srinagar: ‘Grave violation of the human rights of Kashmiri Muslims which seems to be a state-policy of the Indian establishment’, Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir said on Saturday, adding that the valley is manned by those authorities who seem to be ‘anti-Muslim and whose only aim seems to be the suppression of the people at all costs’. […]

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KU postpones examination scheduled on Dec 17

KU postpones examination scheduled on Dec 17

Srinagar: Kashmir University has postponed the (General & Professional) and M.Ed. examinations scheduled to be held on Dec 17. “Fresh dates will be notified separately,” KU officials said.  

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Unknown person abduct cart vendor in Sopore

Unknown person abduct cart vendor in Sopore

Sopore:  Unknown persons on Saturday abducted a cart vendor from Brath Kallan crossing in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that car borne unknown persons  abducted the cart vendor,identified as, Tariq Ahmad Ganie (32) son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie of Bomai, Sopore. Police said that a case has been registered in this […]

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KCC&I condemn Pulwama killings, demand cessation of hostility, pitch for dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute

KCC&I condemn Pulwama killings, demand cessation of hostility, pitch for dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry condemns the ‘repetitive killings of innocent and unarmed civilians’ by the government forces. “The latest in the series of such fatalities, has reportedly resulted in 7 civilians losing their lives and more than a hundred being injured in Kharpora Sirnoo, Pulwama,” they said in a statement. The […]

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Pulwama bloodbath: The J&K Police statement

Pulwama bloodbath: The J&K Police statement

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir late Saturday afternoon issued a statement into the Pulwama encounter and the following civilian killings. In the interest of our readers, the police statement is reproduced verbatim: “A search operation was launched jointly by the security forces based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Monghama area  of […]

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Massacre, failed Guv, abandon Rambo mindset: This is how Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone reacted to Pulwama killings

Massacre, failed Guv, abandon Rambo mindset: This is how Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone reacted to Pulwama killings

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and  Mehbooba Mufti  on Saturday termed the Pulwama civilian killings as a ‘massacre’. “7 dead. There is no explanation for this excessive use of force, none what so ever. This is a massacre & that’s the only way to describe it,” Omar Abdullah tweeted. 7 dead. There is […]

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SMHS hospital witnesses chaos, emotional scenes, protests

SMHS hospital witnesses chaos, emotional scenes, protests

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Chaos, emotional scenes and protests were witnessed at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital on Saturday after the injured persons who had sustained bullet injuries in different parts of body were shifted to the hospital for specialized treatment here. The people in large number were seen outside the hospital here raising slogans in favour of […]

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Debate, Photography competitions held on Day-4 of Youth Fest Sonzal-2018 at KU

Srinagar, Dec 15: Displaying their talents in different creative and competitive spheres in one of the biggest Youth festivals of Kashmir, Sonzal 2018, over 80 debaters and photographers from various degree colleges and departments of Kashmir University (KU) competed in debating and photography on 4th day of the festival. Vocalizing their oratory skills, students debated […]

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Political parties condemn ‘Pulwama bloodbath’ say ‘Delhi needs to wake up from deep slumber’ should shun indifferent, callous attitude

Political parties condemn ‘Pulwama bloodbath’ say ‘Delhi needs to wake up from deep slumber’ should shun indifferent, callous attitude

  Srinagar: The opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir today condemned the killing of civilians near an encounter site in Pulwama and alleged that the situation is a fallout of wrong policies adopted by the state as well as the central government. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir expressed profound grief […]

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Pulwama bloodbath: Shutdown for three days from today, march towards Badamibagh Contonment on 17th, JRL

Pulwama bloodbath: Shutdown for three days from today, march towards Badamibagh Contonment on 17th, JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday called for a three day mourning and state wide shutdown against the killings in South Kashmir today. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that ‘from today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across’. From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike […]

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Pulwama gunfight: Slain militants identified

Pulwama gunfight: Slain militants identified

  Pulwama: The three militants killed in a gunfight with forces at Sirnoo village of South Kaahmir’s Pulwama district have been identified. The slain militants are Zahoor Thokar, an A category militant, had deserted Army and joined militant ranks in early 2017. Another two slain militants are Adnan alias tahir hizbi from Karimabad And Bilal […]

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Pulwama gunfight: One more civilian succumbs, civilian death toll 7

Srinagar: One more civilian has succumbed to injuries he received during with government forces in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama taking the civilian death toll to seven. Eyewitnesses said that government forces fired indiscriminately at the civilians who were protesting the killings of three local militants in a gunfight earlier in Kharpora village of the district. Sources […]

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Pulwama gunfight: Injured army man succumbs

Srinagar: An army personnel who was injured in a gunfight with the militants in Kharpora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday morning has succumbed to injuries. An army spokesman said that the injured personnel has succumbed. Three militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the village. […]

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Pulwama: Civilian death toll reaches 6

By Basharat Rashid Srinagar:  Civilian death toll has reached six in Pulwama as four more youth succumbed to injuries. Medical Superintendent DH Pulwama Abrul Rashid Parra confirmed to IN that six people have died and there is huge rush of injured. Three militants were killed and two army soldiers injured in the gunfight that broke […]

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Bandipora boy bags Gold Medal in International Kickboxing Championship

Bandipora boy bags Gold Medal in International Kickboxing Championship

BANDIPORA: The youngsters of Bandipora continue to script history in sports bringing laurels for the state and the hometown as yet another boy bagged a gold medal in international Kick Boxing championship. Vikas Bashir Lone, a 20-year-old boy from Bandipora bagged the gold medal in a kick boxing tournament organised by World Association of Kickboxing […]

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Governor’s Grievance Cell: 35772 complaints dealth with, 852 under process

Governor’s Grievance Cell: 35772 complaints dealth with, 852 under process

JAMMMU: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 14th December 2018,JK Governor’s Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 36994 complaints, grievances of which 35772 have been dealt with, forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 852 complaints, grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all the four […]

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Pulwama gunfight: Three militants killed, two armymen injured, clashes erupt

Pulwama gunfight: Three militants killed, two armymen injured, clashes erupt

By Basharat Rashid Srinagar,:Three militants were killed and two armymen injured after a encounter broke out between militants and goverment forces in Kharpora, Sirnoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning. Police officials said that three militants were killed in Brief exchange of firing however their identification is yet to be ascertained. As […]

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Gunfight rages in Pulwama

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forcers in Monghama-Sirnoo area of Pulwama in South Kashmir this morning. Sources said that force’s joint party including army, SOG and CRPF are conducting the operation. They said that soon after the security forces initiated searches in the area, the militants hiding there fired […]

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Man arrested with IED, explosives in Pulwama: Police

Man arrested with IED, explosives in Pulwama: Police

Pulwama : Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a person with IED and other explosive substances in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. In a tweet Jammu and Kashmir police said that “Police in Pulwama arrested one individual carrying explosives substances & IED. Case registered. Further investigation is in progress.” However, the identity of the […]

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Pitching for Grand Alliance, Mehbooba Says, cobbling up with BJP was a “Suicide”

Pitching for Grand Alliance, Mehbooba Says, cobbling up with BJP was a “Suicide”

Former chief minister and President PDP Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that the alliance between NC, PDP and Congress is the need of the hour, in order to keep the forces that are hell-bent to divide the state at bay. According to RNA Mufti was addressing a seminar titled ‘Kashmir – The Way Forward’ which was […]

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As pesky power continues, monthly tariff of consumers hiked by 50% in Old City areas

As pesky power continues, monthly tariff of consumers hiked by 50% in Old City areas

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Even as the pesky power cuts in Kashmir continued to irk the local consumers here especially in Old City areas, the Power Development Department (PDD) here has hiked the monthly tariff of many consumers by almost 50 percent. The residents of several localities in Old City area here got shocked after their […]

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Sopore: Four employees of Forest Deptt injured after attacked by timber smugglers in Chehrar woods

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Four employees of forest department were injured after being attacked by smugglers in Chehrar area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Officials of  forest department told INS  that following a tip-off that smugglers were involved in cutting of trees in the upper reaches of Sopore forests, a team […]

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SAC approves Video-Conferencing as admissible method for presence of accused in trial

SAC approves Video-Conferencing as admissible method for presence of accused in trial

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2018’. Bill seeks to introduce use of Video-Conferencing as an admissible method for presence of accused in criminal trials. This will ensure speedy trial and remand. It also reduces the requirement of security […]

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SAC approves Jammu and Kashmir Transplantation of Human Organ (Amendment) Bill

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approvedthe‘Jammu and Kashmir Transplantation of Human Organ (Amendment) Bill, 2018’. The Bill seeks to amend the various provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1997, to remove the difficulties faced by the State and bring the […]

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JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’

JK becomes first state to have explicit law banning ‘Sextortion’

JAMMU: J&K has become first state in the country to have a law explicitly banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the ‘Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and the Jammu […]

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SAC approves establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority in JK

SAC approves establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority in JK

JAMMU,: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) to promote regulated and planned growth of real estate sector in the state. ‘Jammu and Kashmir Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill-2018’ approved by SAC provides for establishment of the […]

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SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals, creation of 158 posts of various categories approved

SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals, creation of 158 posts of various categories approved

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has accorded sanction to the creation of 158 posts of various categories for the up-gradation of five Sub District Hospitals (SDHs) to the level of District Hospitals. Out of the 158 posts, 27 posts have been created for SDH Ganderbal, 23 for […]

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DC Anantnag is accused in alleged scams, has remained a deadwood through out his career: Bar Association Anantnag demand immediate transfer

DC Anantnag is accused in alleged scams, has remained a deadwood through out his career: Bar Association Anantnag demand immediate transfer

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Bar Association Anantnag on Friday held a press conference against the District Commissioner Anantnag Mohd Younis Malik on his performance from last two years in District Anantnag. The members of Bar Association Anantnag said that the deputy commissioner Anantnag has ‘totally failed to reach and maintain the work culture standards in […]

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PDD launches ‘raids’ in Tral, aims to crack whip on power theft

PDD launches ‘raids’ in Tral, aims to crack whip on power theft

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama : Power development department in Tral, on Friday launched a “massive” drive against power theft in main Tral town and other areas of the sub division. Assistant Executive Engineer, Power development department in Tral, Mohammad Maqbool told INS that the raids have been started, early in the morning on Friday to […]

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Pulwama: Brothers launch Bio-Lab in 2014, say, they have successfully become their own bosses

Pulwama: Brothers launch Bio-Lab in 2014, say, they have successfully become their own bosses

By Mudasir Maqbool   Pulwama: With little hope’s in getting government jobs two brohters in Murran area of Pulwama have set up a soil testing laboratory and claim success in ‘becoming their own bosses’.  Bilal Ahmed shiekh 37 did his Masters from Kashmir University with B.E.D and DCA , while his brother Munir Ahmad holds […]

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Kupwara: Single employee looking after Allama Anwar Shah Library, with 32000 books, sans cataloging

Kupwara: Single employee looking after Allama Anwar Shah Library, with 32000 books, sans cataloging

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Alama Anwar Shah Memorial Library in the heart of main town of  northern Kashmirs kupwara district is functioning without internet facility, without latest edition of journals and magazines and with clinched staff strength. Single librarian looking after over 32000 books with no proper catalog.  The Alama Anwar Shah Memorial Library which came […]

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Sopore, adjoining areas shut over local militants killing

Sopore, adjoining areas shut over local militants killing

by Peerzada Waseem Sopore: A shutdown is being observed  in Sopore and its adjoining areas to mourn the killing of two local militants in an overnight gunfight few days back. .  Reports said that shutdown is being observed in parts of Sopore, Zaingeer belt . Two  local militants identified as Owais Ahmed Bhat and Tahir […]

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Unknown persons damage mosque in Sopore, protests erupt

Unknown persons damage mosque in Sopore, protests erupt

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore :  Unknown persons damaged mosque at  Mareezgund village of Sopore in north Kashmirs Baramulla district. Reports said that many things including windows were damaged after group of unknown persons who had entered inside mosque during night. Reports said that soon after this news spread in the area earlier this day, people […]

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Jammu: Seven including two minors killed in road accident

Jammu: Seven including two minors killed in road accident

Srinagar: Seven persons including two minors were killed in a road accident in Reasi district of Jammu late Thursdasy night, officials said on Friday. “An overloaded car, bearing registration number JK02H 1515 skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Damasgali Bhomag last night, leaving seven persons dead and three others injured,” […]

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Unscheduled power cuts irks Kamad Dialgam villagers

Unscheduled power cuts irks Kamad Dialgam villagers

By Sameer Ahmad   Anantnag: The residents of kamad villages are up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD) for subjecting them to unscheduled power cuts in village. The power outages have become a major concern here and despite the matter being brought to notice of Authorities many times, the situation has not improved. Said Mohd […]

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APSCC blames ‘wrong policies of Mehbooba for disintegration of PDP’

APSCC blames ‘wrong policies of Mehbooba for disintegration of PDP’

Srinagar, Dec 13 : Blaming the ‘wrong policies’ of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti for ‘disintegration’ of her party, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) accused her of sabotaging extension of minority status to Sikh community by filing a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court (SC). “Ms Mehbooba failed not only as the […]

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Jammu: Vaishnodevi devotee dies of cardiac arrest

Jammu: Vaishnodevi devotee dies of cardiac arrest

Jammu: A female devotee at Vaishno Devi in Jammu died of cardiac arrest on Thursday. The devotee has been identified as Bala Rani w/o Ram Krishan r/o Rohtk Haryana. Rani died at Vaishno Devi Bhawan due to heart attack, reports said.

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