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All for daughters marriage destroyed, says father, as cross LOC shelling pound Tanghdhar

By Tasaduq Hussain   Kupwara: The cross Line of Control shelling between India and Pakistan has devastated dreams of a father for his two daughter’s marriage. A shell landed on their house destroyed his belonging including what he had accumulated for his daughters marriage. Tragedy befell Mohammad Shafiq, in Bakayain area of Tangdhar, along the

Pakistan says situation in Kashmir will have repercussions on Afghan Peace Talks

KARACHI: Pakistan on Saturday threatened that the situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will have serious repercussion on the ongoing Afghan peace process if ‘things go out of hand’.  According to ARY News the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi ‘vehemently opposed India’s nefarious designs and increased aggression in occupied Kashmir and

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Pakistan accuses India of using ‘cluster ammunition along LoC in violation of international laws’

Islamabad: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan army on Saturday said that the Indian army earlier this week used cluster ammunition to target the civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) across the Line of Control (LoC) in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law. According to the statement, the Indian military

Sopore gunfight: Three militants killed, identity being ascertained

By Peerzada Waseem Srinagar: Three militants have been killed and an army man has injured during gunfight  which broke out between militants and government forces in Malmapanpora area of Warpora of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday. Police sources confided that  three militants have died in the anti militancy operation in the area. The army man

Shopian gunfight ends, non-local laborer among four dead

By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar: Body of another militant was recovered from the gunfight site in Ittoo Mohalla Pandushan area of South Kashmir’s Shopian on Saturday. The second killed militant has been identified as Manzoor Bhat, an affiliate of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, a police source said. Earlier Zeenat-ul-Islam Naikoo was killed in the gunfight and was

Nothing with the state government on modifying any constitutional provisions: Governor to Omar Abdullah led delegation

SRINAGA: Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik today met a delegation of political leaders led by Mr Omar Abdullah. Mr Omar Abdullah and the delegation members apprised the Governor about the obtaining situation in the Kashmir valley after the Government Advisory asking Amarnath Yatris and tourists to return as soon as possible. They also mentioned about

One militant killed, soldier injured in Sopore gunfight

Srinagar: One militant has been killed and an army man was injured during gunfight  which broke out between militants and government forces in Malmapanpora area of Warpora of North Kashmir’s Sopore on Saturday. Police sources confided that a militant has been killed and also one army solider received bullet wounds. He has been shifted to

INS impact: Anantnag administration seeks compliance report from Tehslidars, SHOs on advertisements on Chinar trees

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: District administration Anantnag directed  Tehsildars, Station House Officers remove the hoardings, sign boards, advertisements fixed on the Chinar trees within the territorial jurisdiction of District Anantnag. Two days back INS had carried a story that the governments orders of putting a blanket ban on such practice is being brazenly violated in broad

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Govt’s yatra, tourist advisory: Should Kashmiris also migrate or our lives don’t matter asks Shah Faesal

Srinagar: Following Government’s advisory for Amarnath Yatris to curtail their valley visit, former bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal targeted administration asking will there be any ‘advisory for locals’ or ‘our lives do not matter’. Faesal took to twitter and raised the query as to why their is no advisory for the locals living in the

Militants likely to increase violence level: DGP Dilbagh Singh

Srinagar: Dilbag Singh, DGP JK Police on Friday said that violence level by militants is likely to be increased and the security grid will remain ‘in as much active form as required’. Singh was addressing a joint presser along with Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon in Srinagar. “We’re getting inputs that violence levels

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Indian national with fake documents arrested in Gujranwala Pakistan

GUJRANWALA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested an Indian national who had been living in Gujranwala on fake passport and documents for the last 10 years. The agency also registered a case against the citizen who gave him shelter. FIA Deputy Director Amir Nawaz told Dawn that Panjam Tiwari had gone to Dubai for

NDTV’s Ravish Kumar Wins Magsaysay Award For His Journalism

New Delhi: NDTV’s Ravish Kumar has been named for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for “harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless” and his “unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest standards”. Ravish Kumar is among the five recipients of the 2019 Magsaysay award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel, which

PUF calling an all party meet to discuss Kashmir situation: Shah Faesal

Srinagar: Former bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal on Friday said that Peoples United Front will be calling for an all party meeting to discuss Kashmir situation. Faesal wrote on his facebook wall that Peoples United Front is calling an All Party Meeting later today to discuss the ongoing political situation in J&K. “Invitations are being sent

Any discussion on Kashmir, will only be with Pakistan, bilaterally: Jaishankar

Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India has put forward it’s stand to Americal during a meeting with American counterpart Mike Pompeo that any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally. The two diplomats met in the Thailand capital where they are attending  a number of conferences,

Amid reports of Army, Air Force on high alert, Omar Abdullah says ‘if true, it’s about something very different’

Srinagar: Amid reports that Government has put Air Force and Army on Operational high alert, Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has said that such measures cannot be for delimitation or any decision on Article 35A.  “It points to something very different,” Abdullah said. A pan India news gathering agency reported that the

ED attaches Zahoor Watali’s assets worth 1.73 crores

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 1.73 crore of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali in connection with a terror funding and money laundering case. The reports said that a provisional order has been issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act for attachment of Rs 1.48 crore worth immovable properties of Watali’s

‘Tried to force me into signing a document’ says BDO assaulted by contractors in Pulwama, employees launch strike

By Mudassir Iqbal Pulwama: All eleven blocks of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district employees on Thursday went on a strike and held protests following a contractors misbehavior with Block Development officer Pulwama. Employees of all blocks in district protested against the alleged assault. They threatened to continue the strike untill the accused is brought to book

Members of J&K Handicapped Association protest inside DC Anantnag’s office, demand implementation of official schemes

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Members of Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association on Thursday protested inside the premises on District commissioner Anantnag’s office against Government for failing to implement schemes meant for disabled persons. Scores of disabled persons assembled inside the premises and raised slogans against the government for failing them. They were demanding Golden Cards

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Prof Talat Ahmad chairs Advisory Committee Meeting of NSS KU

      Srinagar: Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir (KU), Prof. Talat Ahmad chaired  the Advisory Committee Meeting of National Service Scheme (NSS) KU which was held at the conference room of varsity`s Gandhi Bhawan Auditorium. Apart from other members the meeting was attended by Registrar, KU Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir, State NSS Officer/Director Colleges

No body found so far at gunfight site in Shopian village, searches continue

By Mudassir Maqbool   Shopian: No body has been recovered from the gunfight site in Baderhama Zawoora area of Shopian district where gunfight between militants and government forces erupted on Wednesday evening. According to official sources the searches in the area have been intensified to trace the hiding militants. Exchange of fire erupted almost 19

Abdullahs urge PM Modi to ‘ensure law and order does not deteriorate in J&K’

Srinagar: A National Conference delegation led by former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to discuss the situation in the state. Farooq’s son Omar Abdullah, also a former chief minister of the state, was part of the delegation. “We have requested PM to ensure law and order

Anganwadi employees protest in Ganderbal, demand revocation of order ‘salary after Sarpanch’s clearance’

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Anganwadi employees and Helpers along with their children protested here against the recent government order  that said they will only be given salary after clearance from Sarpanchs. Employees gathered in  Qamariya Park here and demanded immediate revocation of the order . They said on one hand government is reluctant to accept our

Tral shuts for second straight day after local militant’s killing

By  BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: Tral sub-division in Pulwama district on Thursday observed a complete shutdown for the second consecutive day against the killing of a local militant. All the shops, business establishments and educational institutes remained shut while traffic is off the roads, reports said. Meanwhile, mourners from the adjoining villages continued to visit the

Contractor assaults BDO Pulwama, employees stage protest in Tral

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Block Development Office employees in Tral on Thursday staged a protest demonstration against the assault on Block Development Officer Pulwama by a contractor. The protesting employees raised slogans against the attackers who had assaulted BDO Pulwama, Aabid Ahmad, at his office. “The contractor held the BDO by collar and bad mouthed,”

RS clears MV Amendment Bill 2019: Read new penalties for breaking traffic rules

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha has cleared the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that aims to improve road safety, facilitate citizens in their dealings with transport departments, strengthen rural transport, public transport and last mile connectivity through automation, computerization and online services. In the area of road safety, the Bill proposes to increase penalties to

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3 dead, 12 injured after passenger vehicle plunges in gorge in Chanderkoot

  Asif Israiel Khan Ramban: Three persons died and 12 others were injured in a road accident near Chanderkoot in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. The tragic incident happened on Wednesday. A tempo bearing registration no JK02AH-0657 on way from Jammu to Srinagar upon reaching Kunfer Nallaha Chanderkot rolled down from NHW and plunged

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Landslides due to rainfall over highway, shut for traffic

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu strategic highway on Thursday was closed for vehicular traffic following landslides and shooting stones incidents triggered by continuous rainfall over the stretch. An official said that fresh landslides and stones falling from mountain in Ramsu area due to downpour led to closure of the highway. Meanwhile Amarnath Yatra has been suspended up to

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Civilian injured in cross LOC firing in Noushera sector Rajouri

  Jammu: One person has been injured in the cross Line of Control firing between India and Pakistan armies in Noushera sector of Rajouri district on Thursday. According to reports the 37-year old man received injuries in the neck. He has been identified as Mohammad Altaf S/o Mohd. Bashir, r/o Pukherni area. India and Pakistan

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Inter College Women 5-A-Side Hockey Tournament begins at KU

Srinagar: Inter College Women 5-A-Side Hockey Tournament 2019 kickstarted at University of Kashmir on Wednesday. It is for the first time that Directorate of Physical Education & Sports is organizing Inter College Tournament in this format keeping in view the AIU calendar and to encourage women participation in Hockey. As many as 10 teams from

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AIL, KU hosts Zareef .A. Zareef at ‘Meet the Eminent’

Srinagar, July 31: As part of its series Allama Iqbal Library (AIL), University of Kashmir conducted Meet the Eminent program with Zareef Ahmad Zareef during which Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir was the Chief Guest. In his address, Prof. Talat Ahmad congratulated the organisers for conducting such events where eminent personalities of

Amarnath Yatra suspended till August 4

Srinagar: Amarnath Yatra, authorities said, will remain suspended till August 4 due to erratic weather conditions that could trigger landslides and shooting stones over Highway and the tracks leading to cave could become ‘slippery and slashy’. In view of inclement weather conditions, shooting stones and landslides particularly in Jammu region, Yatra will remain suspended till

Summer vacation for colleges in Kashmir, winter zone Jammu from Aug 1 to 10

Srinagar: Government on Wednesday announced summer vacations in all the colleges in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu division of the state. According to an order by the higher education department the vacation has been ordered for all the government degree colleges in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu division. They ‘shall observe summer vacation

Union Cabinet approves J&K Reservation Bill 2019

Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, government said. According to government the bill will pave the way of extending benefit of reservation of up to 10% for “Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)” in educational institutions & public employment alongside existing reservations

Timing of ED quizzing Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam raises suspicion: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday cast doubts over the timing of questioning Member of Parliament and NC leader Farooq Abdullah by Enforcement Directorate in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Academy scam. Mufti in a tweet said that the timing of the questioning ‘raises suspicions and questions’. “JK cricket scam

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Five including two women injured in cross LOC firing in Tangdhar

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Five persons including two women have been injured in the cross LOC firing along line of control in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara since Tuesday night. A police officer said that three more civilians were injured last night due to heavy shelling from Pakistan. “The shelling from Pakistan stopped in the mid

Militants hideout busted in Lolab woods, arms and ammunition recovered

by Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A joint team of forces have busted a militant hideout in Katpora Lolab woods in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday. According to officials the militants hiding place was unearthed during a search operation by Army and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that the joint team of forces

One person found dead in Trehgam Kupwara

  By Tasadduq Hussain   Kupwara: A male body was recovered in Trehgam area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday The deceased has been identified as  Zahoor ah Khan. He was a resident of Karnah area and, was as guest in Trehgam,

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Rains lash Jammu: Highway closed, Yatra suspended, schools in Udhampur closed

Jammu: Rains have been lashing Jammu areas since Tuesday and have triggered landslides, shooting stones incidents over the strategic highway, and in Udhampur district, administration has ordered closure of educational institutes as well. An official told INS that Jammu-Srinagar highway has been closed due to landslide triggered by continuous rainfall at Morh Passi near Balli Nallah

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Injured in cross LOC firing Gurez woman succumbs at SMHS

  Gurez:  A woman from Gurez area of Bandipora district breathed her last in Srinagar’s SMHS hospital of fatal wounds she had received during cross LOC firing in Bagtore area. The deceased woman was identified as Rahimi wife of Abdul Ahad Bhat, resident of Dasi Bagtore. India and Pakistan armies along the LOC in Gurez

Minor dead, another injured in house collapse incidents in Udhampur

  Udhampur: An 8-Year old minor died and another minor girl was injured in two seperate incidents of house collapse in Udhampur. Reports said that many kacha houses have been damaged badly due to overnight rains in the region. The deceased have been identified as 8 year boy Pawan kumar, while the injured girl has

35-Year old man found dead in Pulwama village

By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar:  Body of a 35-year old man was found in Kalampora- Shadimarg area of the district here on Wednesday morning. The deceased has been  identified as Gulzar Ahmad (35) son of Ghulam Hassan Wagay of Sehpora village of Pulwama. Body was spotted by locals and police was informed who retrieved the body

LOC rattles with firing, shelling in Nowshera sector Rajouri

  Rajouri: Line of Control has been rattled by exchange of gunfire between India and Pakistan armies in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu division of J&K. Officials said that at about 0030 hours Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control

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