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Nomad, sheeps crushed to death by truck in Ramban distict

Nomad, sheeps crushed to death by truck in Ramban distict

Ramban: A nomad man and nearly a dozen sheeps were crushed to death when a truck hit their dera in Batote area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning. ”A truck this morning hit dera of nomads at Thopal near Batote when the driver namely Basharat Ali lost the control over vehicle,” police here […]

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Focus on Youth, Institution building: Scholars at ‘The Muslim Ummah Conference’

Focus on Youth, Institution building: Scholars at ‘The Muslim Ummah Conference’

Istanbul: After profusely debating “fault lines and perils facing Muslim societies” for three days, over 20 international scholars came together on the last day of “The Muslim Ummah” international conference being held in Istanbul, and listed various recommendations for Muslims countries with focus on youth, institutional building and investments to move forward towards a better future. […]

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Govt imposes restrictions in Srinagar parts to thwart JRL protests

Govt imposes restrictions in Srinagar parts to thwart JRL protests

Srinagar: Government on Friday imposed strict restrictions in Downtown parts of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar to prevent the protest against the killing of militants and civilian by the government forces in Wednesday. The call for protests was issued by the Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday. Witnesses said that the government forces have restricted the movement of […]

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Pulwama shuts to demand body of militant killed last month

Pulwama shuts to demand body of militant killed last month

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: A complete shutdown has been observed in Pulwama of the southern district demanding body of a militant killed last month in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Family of Abdul Rashid has been claiming that one among the killed militants was their son and has been demanding the body since September […]

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Army goes berserk in Pulwama village, 11 including 5 women injured

Army goes berserk  in Pulwama village, 11 including 5 women injured

by Basharat RashidSrinagar: Army late Thursday night went berserk in Trischal village of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama districtan after an army Casspir vehicle came under an IED attack in the village that left seven army men injured. Following the incident the army kept firing for almost 45 minutes, locals claimed, and went on a rampage entering the neighbouring houses […]

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Inflitration bid foiled in North Kashmir, three militants killed

Srinagar: Army on Friday claimed to have killed three militants in Rampur area of Baramulla district while trying to inflitrate into this side of Kashmir. According to Army spokesman the inflitration bid was foiled and the three militants were killed in a gunfight. Operation is still in progress, he said.

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CRPF trooper dies of cardiac arrest in Baramulla

Baramulla: A CRPF trooper died of a cardiac arrest in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Friday He was identified as Constable Hari Om from Haryana, was rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment, where he passed away. Heart attack is said to have caused trooper’s death.

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Unscheduled and frequent power cuts irk Tral residents, official blame dip in temperature

Unscheduled and frequent power cuts irk Tral residents, official blame dip in temperature

By BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora : Unscheduled and frequent power cuts from last few days in Tral sub division of South Kashmir have made the l’ife of its villages miserable.’ The residents told INS that from last couple of days, the Power Development Department (PDD) has failed to supply uninterrupted power to the inhabitants of more […]

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Accident in Tral, man succumbs to injuries

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral : A person, who was seriously injured in an accident near college road in Tral area of Pulwama district on Wenesday evening, died today. The deceased has been identified as Mohd Amin Reshi, resident of Bus Stand in downtown Tral, who was working in forest department as Chowkidar. Deceased was injured, […]

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Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March 2019 for international tournaments

Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March 2019 for international tournaments

SRINAGAR: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez Thursday said that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events. Sarmad was speaking during the inaugural match of the ‘Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tourney’ which began at TRC Turf today. The tournament is being […]

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‘Bata Ha Woat’ (Here comes the food)

‘Bata Ha Woat’ (Here comes the food)

By Owais Gul   Srinagar:  The Srinagar youth have taken a unique initiative to serve the people at their doorsteps in opening up a food business in the summer capital of the state. The three Srinagar youth: Amir Abbas of Lal Bazar and Moshin Ali Gazi of Hawal, and a girl Saima Shafi have opened […]

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Manigam Durpora irrigation channel turned into garbage dumping site, officials unmoved

Manigam Durpora irrigation channel turned into garbage dumping site, officials unmoved

By Mir Showat: Ganderbal: Residents of Durpora Manigam Village in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District have alleged that authorities have failed to remove garbage from irrigation channel, producing  foul smell and becoming breading ground for deseases.  Locals appealed authorities to take immediate measures to remove the garbage from the site. Residents claimed that that approched many time to the […]

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Forces lay seige over Warpora village of Sopore

Forces lay seige over Warpora village of Sopore

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Government forces launched massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Usmanabad Warpora village of  Sopore town in Northen region of Kashmir.  Official sources told INS that forces launched cordon and Search operation in after receiving inputs the presence of militants in the area, a joint search operation was launched by Special […]

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JDU condemns attack on journalists

JDU condemns attack on journalists

By Sohail PunjabiSRINAGAR: Janta Dal (United) JD (U) condemned the thrashing of journalists by government forces at the gun fight site in the Fateh Kadal locality of Srinagar on Wednesday. Condemning the forces action,state President G M Shaheen said, “Thrashing the journalistic fraternity and stopping them from doing their professional duties is condemnable and seems […]

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Srinagar mayor will be from Peoples Conference: Sajad Lone

Srinagar mayor will be from Peoples Conference: Sajad Lone

Srinagar: Former minister Sajad Gani Lone on Thursday claimed that the summer capital, Srinagar’s Mayor will be from his party Peoples Conference. “All set Inshaallah to have the first mayor from PC. Expecting very good results. Time to give Srinagar what it deserves. A set of hardworking people who work there on the ground,” Sajad […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami denounces ‘brutal killing’ of slain Fateh Kadal civilian

Jamaat-e-Islami denounces ‘brutal killing’ of slain Fateh Kadal civilian

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday strongly denounced the killing of civilian Rayees Ahmad Hanga by government forces at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar. In a statement, a spokesperson of Jama’at said that the people of valley are facing the worst phase of history as they are being subjected to “blatant oppression at the hands of […]

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Massive funeral held for slain militant in Awantipora, militants offer gun salute

Massive funeral held for slain militant in Awantipora, militants offer gun salute

By BASHARAT RASHID Thousands of people on Thursday morning participated in the last rites of slain militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat at his native village Dangerpora in Padgampora area of South Kashmir’s Awantipora in Pulwama district. Showkat was killed in a brief gunfight with the government forces at Dougam Kakapora area of the Pulwama district during […]

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Militant killed in Pulwama, pro-freedom protests erupt in Kashmir University

Militant killed in Pulwama, pro-freedom protests erupt in Kashmir University

Srinagar: Intense pro-freedom and anti-India protests erupted in Kashmir University on Thursday against the killing of a militant in a shootout with the government forces in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources said that scores of hostel boarders of MA and MAK boys hostels assembled at the varsity campus in Hazratbal and staged a protest against the […]

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A 15 days militant killed in brief gunfight in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama

A 15 days militant killed in brief gunfight in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar: Government forces late Wednesday night killed a newly-recruited militant in a brief gunfight at Kakapora area of Pulwama district in southern Kashmir. Police said that the slain militant was involved in an attack at Pattan in northern Kashmir earlier in the day. “A militant was intercepted around 11:45 pm during a naka in Dobgam village […]

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Kashmir observes shutdown against militant, civilian killings; Police impose restrictions in Srinagar parts

Kashmir observes shutdown against militant, civilian killings; Police impose restrictions in Srinagar parts

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF on Thursday imposed severe restrictions in parts of Srinagar city as the Kashmir valley is observing a shutdown against the killing of two militants and a civilian in a gunfight on Wednesday. Government has also put in place increased deployment of forces and entry, exit points of the […]

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Fateh Kadal encounter: My son was tortured and killed, slain civilian’s mother says

Fateh Kadal encounter: My son was tortured and killed, slain civilian’s mother says

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that it killed two militants in a gunfight at Fateh Kadal in Downtown area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. The slain militants included top Lashkar commander Mehrajuddin Bangroo, a resident of the same locality. The police also said that it killed an accomplice of the slain militants […]

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30500 Self Help Groups formed in JK

30500 Self Help Groups formed in JK

SRINAGAR: Director J&K State Rural Livelihood Mission, Abdul Rashid War today informed that JK State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM), commonly known as UMEED, has so far formed more than 30,500 Women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in the State. The Director revealed the information during an inaugural session of the workshop organized regarding the implementation of […]

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Govt invites nominations for State Awards-2019

SRINAGAR: The Government has invited nominations for the grant of State Awards, for the year 2019, on the eve of Republic Day. According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the nominations/recommendations of eligible persons/ organizations, along with citation(s), brief bio-data and supporting documents should be sent to GAD by or before 30th November […]

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Minister of State MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

Minister of State MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

New Delhi: Union Minister MJ Akbar, accused by multiple women of sex harassment in a tidal wave of #MeToo stories shared on social media, has resigned. Just two days ago, Mr Akbar had sued one of his 20 accusers for defamation, accusing her of “intentionally making fabricated allegations” to harm his reputation. Announcing his resignation, Akbar […]

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Militants should not expect bouquets if they fire bullets: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said militants don’t have “much of a shelf life” with more than 40 being killed since August and should not expect bouquets if they fire bullets. Stone pelting has come down as has the number of local recruits in militancy, Malik said while describing the situation […]

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DSP, PSO injured in militant attack in north Kashmir’s Pattan

DSP, PSO injured in militant attack in north Kashmir’s Pattan

Baramulla: A senior police officer and his security guard were injured on Wednesday in a militant in Pattan town of this north Kashmir district. Witnesses said that militants lobbed a grenade at a team of policemen near Babteng in Pattan here this afternoon injuring Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) operations Zaffar Mehdi and his PSO. […]

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Fateh Kadal gunfight: ‘Civilian killed’ was active accomplice of slain militants, police say

Fateh Kadal gunfight: ‘Civilian killed’ was active accomplice of slain militants, police say

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that the civilian killed in Fateh Kadal gunfight was an active accomplice of the militants slain in the gunfight. Two militants including a top Lashkar commander Mehrajudin Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza were killed after government forces’ cordon and search operation turned into a gunfight. A civilian was also […]

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Fatehkadal encounter: Police issues advisory to general public

Fatehkadal encounter: Police issues advisory to general public

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday issued an advisory requesting general public not to go near the Fateh Kadal encounter site. A police spokesperson said that the advisory was issued as the encounter site is being sanitized and cleared by Bomb Disposal (BD) squad of J&K Police. “Entering in such area can prove dangerous due […]

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Indian army soldier arrested for allegedly leaking information to Pakistan’s ISI

Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier has been arrested on charges of espionage at Meerut. The soldier of the Indian Army’s Signal Regiment was arrested on charges of leaking information to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, reports said. He is currently being questioned by the police for further information. The arrest comes just days after Nishant Agrawal an […]

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Two Old City militants Mehraj Bangroo, Mushtaq Waza slain in Fateh Kadal gunfight: Police

Two Old City militants Mehraj Bangroo, Mushtaq Waza slain in Fateh Kadal gunfight: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday identified the two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Fateh Kadal as Mehraj ud Din Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza. Talking to reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony of a cop killed in the Fateh Kadal gunfight, J&K police chief said that two militants killed in the […]

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7-year old Zainab finally served justice

7-year old Zainab finally served justice

Imran Ali,convicted for raping and murdering Zainab hanged to death in the early hours of Wednesday.INS Monitoring Desk: Imran Ali–A serial killer in Pakistan,convicted of several killings and ,the rape and murder of Zainab a seven –year-old girl in the nearby city of kasur  was hanged to death on Wednesday at a prison in Lahore […]

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JRL calls for valley wide shutdown on 18 october

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani,Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammed Yasin Malik expressed deep anguish and grief over the atrocities being inflicted on people of Kashmir.In its statement JRL  has said that people will observe a protest shutdown tomorrow 18th October against the gruesomesome killings ,arbitrary arrests ,harassment of students ,attack on journalists and […]

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Srinagar gunfight: Photojournalists thrashed, Kashmir Press club condemns

Srinagar gunfight: Photojournalists thrashed, Kashmir Press club condemns

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police cops on Wednesday thrashed photojournalists in Srinagar while they were performing their professional duties. A photojournalist said that the forces personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police thrashed photojournalists working with different media organizations while they were performing their duties near the gunfight site in Fateh Kadal. “We were clicking pictures […]

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Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that three militants and a policeman were killed in a fierce encounter in Fateh Kadal area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Police sources said that acting on an inputs about the presence of militants, the forces cordoned off Syed Ali Akbar locality of Fateh Kadal early this morning. […]

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Gunfight rages in Fateh Kadal Srinagar

Srinagar : An encounter broke out between forces and militants in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar in the wee hours of Wednesday morning police said. Police said that the encounter raged after forces launched cordon and search operations in Syed Ali Akbar area of Fateh Kadal since mid Tuesday night. The CASO was launched by the forces after […]

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Co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen dies at 65

INS Monitoring Desk: Childhood friend of Bill Gates Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft has died at an age of 65. Allen, was diagonosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma,a cancer for which he was treated for in 2009,had returned reports The Gaurdian.  Allen and his high school friend Gates founded Microsoft in 1975. He served as the company’s executive […]

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Muncipal polls: 11 Independent candidates win uncontested in North Kashmir’s Pattan

Pattan: 11 independent candidates have won unopposed in last phase of ULB elections in Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district while at two other places no one had file papers for the polls  on Tuesday. According to officials in 13 wards in eleven none filed paper to compete the independent candidates while on two wards none filed the papers to […]

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Power woes: Chief Engineer says special teams constituted, will ensure uninterrupted power supply this winter  

Power woes: Chief Engineer says special teams constituted, will ensure uninterrupted power supply this winter  

by Owais Gul Srinagar: This winter, the people of Kashmir may heave a sigh of relief from the uninterrupted power supply as the Governor led administration in Jammu and Kashmir has taken several initiatives to ensure people don’t face hardships during the winters. Soon after the Governor’s rule in the state, the Governor led administration took […]

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Kashmir municipal polls: Srinagar records 3.36% turnout till 3 pm

Kashmir municipal polls: Srinagar records 3.36% turnout till 3 pm

Srinagar: Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar on Tuesday recorded a turnout of 3.36% till 3 pm in the fourth and last phase of ongoing Urban Local Bodies Polls. The neighbouring Ganderbal district recorded a turnout of 10.19% till 3 pm. An official spokesperson said that 8121 votes were polled till 3 pm n Srinagar, while 859 votes […]

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The Muslim Ummah Conference: Scholars argue problems facing Muslims a ‘result of political authoritarianism not sectarianism’

The Muslim Ummah Conference: Scholars argue problems facing Muslims a ‘result of political authoritarianism not sectarianism’

Istanbul: The scholars at the ‘The Muslim Ummah’ conference held in Istanbul noted that the challenge of sectarianism in Muslim societies is shaped by geopolitical interests rather than Islamic theology or Sharia. Speaking during the 1st session themed ‘The Challenge of Secularism’ at the “fault lines and perils facing Muslim societies’ conference on second day, Prof […]

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Snowfall in upper reaches of north Kashmir: Karnah-Kupwara road closed for vehicular traffic

Snowfall in upper reaches of north Kashmir: Karnah-Kupwara road closed for vehicular traffic

Srinagar: Upper reaches of Gurez valley in Bandipora district and Karan in Kupwara late last night received season’s first snowfall. The one feet snow on Sadhna top on Karnah-Kupwara road and few inches of snow on Bandipora-Gurez road have disconnected the snow hit areas in north Kashmir districts. According to reports one feet snow in […]

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Armyman commits suicide in Samba

Armyman commits suicide in Samba

Srinagar: An Army man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Sepoy Bahadur Thappa Mager (19), a resident of Nepal, was on guard duty when he shot himself fatally from his service rifle inside a camp at Bari Brahmana area of […]

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‘Downtown Barricaded’: Mirwaiz mocks ongoing Kashmir municipal polls

‘Downtown Barricaded’: Mirwaiz mocks ongoing Kashmir municipal polls

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday took a dig at the Jammu and Kashmir government for imposing restrictions in Downtown Srinagar and imposing undeclared curfew in the area. The Mirwaiz also mocked the ongoing Urban Local Bodies polls. He tweeted: “Downtown  barricaded ! undeclared curfew enforced, internet slowed down universities  kept […]

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Sedition charges against Kashmiri students: Guv speaks to HRD Min Javadekar, VC AMU

Sedition charges against Kashmiri students: Guv speaks to HRD Min Javadekar, VC AMU

Srinagar:  Governor Satya Pal Malik this morning spoke to Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention to ensure smooth studies of the Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Governor also spoke to Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prof Tariq Mansoor in this regard. Malik urged Javadekar and Prof […]

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1 out of 2583 voters cast his vote in Lokut Dal ward of Srinagar till 12 noon

1 out of 2583 voters cast his vote in Lokut Dal ward of Srinagar till 12 noon

Srinagar: Only one voter has cast his vote in Lokut Dal ward of Dal Lake in Srinagar till 12 noon on Tuesday. The polling began for the fourth and final phase of the Urban Local Body polls today morning. Sources said that out of the 2583 registered voters in the Lokut dal ward just one […]

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Kashmir municipal polls: Stone pelting clashes rock Soura in Srinagar

Kashmir municipal polls: Stone pelting clashes rock Soura in Srinagar

Srinagar: Clashes erupted in Soura locality of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar on Tuesday even as the Urban Local Bodies polls are underway in the area. Sources said that several youth assembled at Soura locality and hurled rocks on government forces deployed in strength in the area in view of the polls. The protesters were raising slogans […]

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Muncipal polls: Saloora A of Ganderbal MC fails to open vote account

Muncipal polls: Saloora A of Ganderbal MC fails to open vote account

Srinagar: No vote was casted in ward Saloora A of Ganderbal till 10 am in the last phase of muncipal polls underway on Tuesday. The vote count at the ward Saloora A didn’t open till 11. In Ganderbal MC the total votes cast stood at 617 and the poll percentage was 7.27. Maximam votes were polled in […]

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Kashmir municipal polls: 3 votes polled in 9 booths of Soura till 10 am

Kashmir municipal polls: 3 votes polled in 9 booths of Soura till 10 am

Srinagar: In the ongoing last phase of Urban Local Bodies polls, only three votes were polled at nine polling booths in Soura area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Officials said that at Ramzana high school Soura, where 9 polling booths have been set up, only three votes have been polled till 10:00 am. All three […]

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Mannan’s killing: Amid pro-freedom slogans IUST students protests in varsity campus

Mannan’s killing: Amid pro-freedom slogans IUST students protests in varsity campus

Srinagar: Scores of students of Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora on Tuesday protested in the varsity campus against the killing of slain scholar turned militant Mannan Wani and his accomplice. Witnesses said that the students of various departments of the varsity assembled in the varsity campus and later amid massive pro freedom and anti […]

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