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Now army Brigadier, SOG man injured in Pulwama gunfight   

Srinagar: An army brigadier and a top SOG man were injured in the ongoing gunfight with militants at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Earlier seven government forces personnel including DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar and a Lieutenant Colonel were injured in the gunfight. So far seven people including two militants and […]

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70 Employees suspended over unauthorized absence in Kupwara

70 Employees suspended over unauthorized absence in Kupwara

Kupwara: Seventy employees on Monday were suspended from the services over unauthorised absence from services in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.  “On the instructions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara Khalid Jahangir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Kupwara, Bashir Ahmad conducted a surprise visit of various offices in the District and found 70 employees were absent from […]

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Govt notifies contact numbers of Liaison Officers to facilitate JK students studying outside

Govt notifies contact numbers of Liaison Officers to facilitate JK students studying outside

JAMMU: In order to facilitate the students from Jammu & Kashmir who are pursuing higher education in other states of the country, the mobile numbers of following Liaison Officers (LOs) designated for various cities are hereby notified: 1.Ms. Veedushi Kapoor, KAS, Deputy Director, Information (KBI), New Delhi New Delhi-9888918303-Noida/Meerut 2. Dr. Inderjot Singh, Manager, JK […]

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LOs in touch with college authorities to ensure JK students don’t face any problems: Govt

JAMMU: The Government today said that the Liaison Officers in various states are in constant touch with local administrations and college authorities to ensure that the students from J&K are not put to any inconvenience. “The state administration is advising all the students and their parents, not to pay heed to any rumors, try to […]

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Saudi Arabia vowes to de-escalate India Pakistan tesnsions

Saudi Arabia vowes to de-escalate India Pakistan tesnsions

Saudi Arabia on Monday has vowed to “de-escalate” rising tensions between the two nuclear arch rivals Pakistan and India. The comments were made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, during a presser with his counterpart Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Pakistan. “Our objective is to try to de-escalate tensions between the two […]

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Pulwama gunfight: DIG South Kashmir Amit Kumar injured

DIG South Kashmir Amit Kumar has been injured in the gunfight that has been raging in the pinglena area of Pulwama between militants and government forces. The gunfight erutpted in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. “Amit Kumar, DIG south Kashmir, has been injured in the gunfight,” India today reported. Earlier eight people including […]

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Public servant arrested red handed accepting bribe

Public servant arrested red handed accepting bribe

Srinagar: Anti corruption bureau on Monday arrested a public servant caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe. According to a statement issued here the bureau was acting on complaint lodged in Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir by a contractor of M/s Sterlite Technologies limited alleging therein that one Govt. employee namely Irfan Ahmad […]

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Lieutenant Colonel, 2 other soldiers injured in fresh firing at Pingleena Pulwama

Srinagar: Three soldiers including a lieutenant colonel was injured in fresh firing with militant at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Seven people including two militants and four soldiers, one of them a Major, and a civilian Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat (46) were killed and three more soldiers injured in gunfight earlier. While […]

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Two dehradun colleges say ‘won’t admit Kashmiris in new academic session’

Two dehradun colleges say ‘won’t admit Kashmiris in new academic session’

Srinagar: At least two institutes in Dehradun have stated that they will not admit any student from Kashmir in the new academic session. “Baba Farid Institute of Technology (BFIT) and Alpine College of Management and Technology located in the Uttarakhand capital have given an undertaking to the students’ Union of DAV PG College, saying that […]

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Clashes erupt in Parray pora over harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between youth and forces in Parray pora area of upper town in Srinagar city on Monday.  Eye witnesses said that protesting youth took to streets and clashed with Jammu and Kashmir police and forces are trying to disperse the youth. “Protesters resorted to stone pelting on police personnel in the area,” locals […]

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After Imran Khan’s intervention Saudi Arabia to release 2107 Pakistani prisoners

After Imran Khan’s intervention Saudi Arabia to release 2107 Pakistani prisoners

Srinagar: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be releasing 2107 Pakistani prisoners in its Jail after Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan asked Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman  to have a relook over the countries detainees there.  The development comes after the Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman visited Pakistan on Sunday and met […]

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Curfew to be relaxed in South Jammu from 2 to 5 pm

Jammu: The Government on Monday decided to relax the curfew in south parts of Jammu district from 2pm to 5pm. According to DC Jammu the decision was taken after reviewing the situation in the area. The area where curfew will be relaxed include Satwari, Bhatindi, channi Himmat, Ghandinagar, sainik colony, trikuta nagar.

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Darbar Move employees plan coming back to Valley say Gov’t informed, will begin returning in two days

Srinagar: Kashmiri civil secretariat employees on Monday have told government that they will be going back to Valley as they feel threatened in the region and only when situation returns to normalcy they will come back offices. President Civil Secretariat Employees Union Ghulam Rasool Mir said that they have communicated same to government that either […]

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Pulwama gunfight: People throng to gunfight site amid continuous firefight, police makes appeal ‘leave the place’

Pulwama gunfight: People throng to gunfight site amid continuous firefight, police makes appeal ‘leave the place’

Srinagar: Police is having a tough time at the gunfight site in Pingelan area in Pulwama as hundreds of people have marched and gathered near the ground zero forcing government forces to use public address system, appealing youth to stay away. According to local sources Jammu and Kashmir Police made announcements near the gunfight  urging the […]

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Pakistan recalls ambassador from New Delhi for consultations amid growing tensions

Pakistan recalls ambassador from New Delhi for consultations amid growing tensions

Islamabad: Pakistan has recalled its ambassador from New Delhi for Consultations amid hightened tensions between two nuclear arch rivals following deadly fidayeen attack on CRPF forces that left 49 of them killed.  According to Pakistan foreign Spokesman Mohammad Faisal  tweeted that the high commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood has been recalled for consultations. The relations […]

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MHA approves plan to fly in Central Forces to Valley

MHA approves plan to fly in Central Forces to Valley

New Delhi: Government of India has approved to fly in Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel deployed in the Kashmir Valley. According to a report in The Hindu the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a plan to charter flights to transport CAPF personnel. “A commercial flight will be available six days a week exclusively […]

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Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight 

  By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Two militants have been killed in an ongoing gunfight at Pinglana area of Pulwama, an official said. The encounter erupted after forces launched Cordon and search operation in the said village in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Reports said that, exchange of fire was going on in the […]

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Four army men, civilian killed in Pinglena Pulwama encounter

Srinagar: Four army men including a Major were killed in an encounter with militants in Pinglena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. A civilian, Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, in whose house militants had taken shelter, was also killed during the encounter. A police officer the gunfight broke out early Monday morning after a joint […]

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Gov’t orders closure of colleges till Feb 21

SRINAGAR: In view of the inclement weather forecast, the Divisional administration in Kashmir has ordered deferred reopening of colleges after winter vacations across the division. Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan said all colleges across the Kashmir division scheduled to reopen tomorrow after winter vacations will now reopen on Thursday February 21. He said the decision […]

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Kashmiri student arrested in Himachal Pradesh over watsapp status eulogizing Pulwama attacker

Kashmiri student arrested in Himachal Pradesh over watsapp status eulogizing Pulwama attacker

Srinagar: A Kashmiri student pursuing BTech in Himachal Pradesh University has been arrested  allegedly for “glorifying” suicide bomber Aadil Ahmed Dar, who attacked CRPF convoy and killed more than 40 CRPF personnel. Indian Express reported that the arrested youth is a student of Chitkara University at Baddi (HP). He has been identified as Tahseen Gul, […]

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Three arrested including a teacher during nocturnal raids in Shopian

Three arrested including a teacher during nocturnal raids in Shopian

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Three persons were arrested during nocturnal raids in South Kashmir’s Shopian Village. The arrested include a government teacher as well. Sources told INS that police conducted nocturnal raids during intervening night of Saturday and Sunday in Amashpora village of Shopian  and detained three persons. The arrested youth were identified as Rafiq Ahmed, […]

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Kashmiri employees in Civil Sec’t Jammu won’t join duties, demand safe return of families to Valley

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Civil Secretariat employees in Jammu has decided to not resume duties on Monday and have asked government to provide them transportation to send their families back to valley due to ‘insecurity in the region.’ Employees Coordination Committee Civil Secretariat Jammu headed by its Chairman Ghulam Rasool Mir said that they will […]

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NHM employees call off strike after Guv’ assurance to address issues

Jammu: The National Health Mission employees have called off their strike following a meeting with Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Sunday. According to sources Malik talked to NHM employees leaders and assured them that their grievances will be redressed in the first of March 2019. Sources said that the strike has been […]

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NIMS suspends four Kashmiri girls over remarks on Pulwama attack

NIMS suspends four Kashmiri girls over remarks on Pulwama attack

Srinagar: National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) Rajasthan has suspended four kashmiri girl students over their social media posts about deadly Pulwama attack that left more than 44 CRPF men dead.  Media reports identified the girls as  Talveen Manzoor, Iqra, Zohra Nazir and Uzma Nazir . Reports said that the college authorities have issued an order […]

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Explosives used in Pulwama attack obtained locally: Former Lt Gen Hooda

Explosives used in Pulwama attack obtained locally: Former Lt Gen Hooda

WASHINGTON: Former Army’s northern command chief Lt Gen DS Hooda has said that the explosives used for deadly Pulwama attack might have been locally procured as it is impossible to bring such huge quantity from across the border.  Hooda while talking to New York Times has said that: “It is not possible to bring such massive […]

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Lives badly hit by governments decision to put sand extraction on lease say those affiliated with work

Lives badly hit by governments decision to put sand extraction on lease say those affiliated with work

  By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Contractors and labourers working in nalla sindh of Ganderbal are accusing government of wreaking havoc with their livelihood of extracting sand, bajiri and bolders. Locals said that thousand of people earn their livelihood from this work but that was badly hit after government decided to put the work on lease and subsequently ‘contractors […]

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Jammu remains under curfew for third straight day

Jammu: Winter capital Jammu remains under curfew for third straight day following arsonist went on a vandalising spree in the region and attacked Kashmiri residents’ property. DC Jammu Rajesh Kumar said that they will review situation in the evening. “We will review the situation and take a call to give a relaxation later in the day,” […]

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Gov’t withdraws security of five Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Gov’t withdraws security of five Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar: Government has decided to withdraw security of five Hurriyat leaders including Kashmir’s chief cleric and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The other leaders include Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah has been withdrawn, officials said. Reports quoting officials said that all security and vehicles provided to the separatists will […]

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With or without police at Hurriyat peoples residence, all remains same: Hurriyat (M)

With or without police at Hurriyat peoples residence, all remains same: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Sunday said that the governments decision to withdraw the security of its chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other resistance leaders ‘will not have any impact on the reality of the issue’ and ‘with or without them, Kashmir issue remains the same’. “With or without these police personnel at Hurriyat residences all […]

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Valley shuts against harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere

Valley shuts against harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere

Srinagar: Complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley against the harassment and attacks on Kashmiris by mobsters in Jammu division of the state and in other parts of India. Traders fraternity had called for a strike and was backed by Kashmir Economic Alliance and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, Transporters too had supported the […]

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Not Jammuties, but ‘fringe elements’ deteriorating situation in Jammu: Tarigami

Not Jammuties, but ‘fringe elements’ deteriorating situation in Jammu: Tarigami

By Ovais Gull  Srinagar: In the aftermath of tense situation in Jammu following Lehtpora attack on Thursday, CPI (M) leader and former MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Saturday blamed fringe elements for communalizing and polarizing the situation in winter capital of the State. He also appealed people of Jammu not to allow these fringe elements to […]

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Five accused charge sheeted in Manasbal blast case

Srinagar: Police on Saturday presented charge sheet for blast case at Manasbal Park Ganderbal in which 12 civilians had sustained injuries. Police said that a case FIR No 20/2018 registered at P/S Safapora charge sheet was filed before Session Court Ganderbal after obtaining requisite government sanction and completing all other departmental formalities. “Charge sheet was […]

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Old city shuts over violence against Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere, clashes erupt

Srinagar:  Clashes erupted in old city Srinagar amid spontaneous shutdown over violence against Kashmiris in Jammu and other parts of India. According to eyewitnesses announcements were made from the Jamia Masjid mosque to down the shutters afterwhich the whole market closed down spontaneously. Protesting youth took to streets and clashed with forces. “The protesters are […]

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Jammu violence: Lal chowk shuts, traders protest

The shopkeepers association of commercial hub Lal Chowk on Saturday staged a protest against the ‘attack’ on Kashmiris outside State following the Lethpora attack on Thursday that left over 40 CRPF men dead and several others wounded. The association had called for a protest strike from 03:00 pm today following which all the shops amd […]

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‘Kashmir needs Killing touch’ posts SKIMS doctor on Facebook, Associaiton demands suspension

‘Kashmir needs Killing touch’ posts SKIMS doctor on Facebook, Associaiton demands suspension

  Srinagar: Resident Doctor Association SKIMS has registered a complaint against at Doctor over his social media post that read: ‘Kashmir Doesn’t need a healing touch. It needs a Killing touch’. The complain by the RDA, SKIMS Dr Amit Sharma, DM scholar cardiology at the soura institute had posted a Facebook live status, which according […]

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Jammu violence against Kashmiris: Shutters to go down in Lal Chowk at 3pm

Jammu violence against Kashmiris: Shutters to go down in Lal Chowk at 3pm

Srinagar: City center Lalchowk will shut today at 3 pm against the attack on Kashmiris in Jammu yesterday. President of the Lal chowk traders association Din Muhammad Matoo said that the traders will down their shutters as a mark of protest against the attack on Kashmiris in Jammu. Residential quarters of Kashmiri employees in Gujjar […]

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Jammu violence: Perpetrators are anti nationals, should be booked says Civil Society Jammu, urge Guv to fix responsiblity

Jammu: Civil Society Muslims Jammu has urged Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik to take action against those people who tried to break the communal harmony of Jammu during Friday’s protest. Advocate Sheikh Shakeel of Civil Society Muslim Jammu on Saturday addressed a presser at Aroma Restaurant here and called those behind the Friday arson […]

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Police issues helpline numbers for students outside Kashmir

Srinagar: Students from Shopian and Budgam, studying outside valley have been asked to contact phone numbers issued by police and can watsapp them as well. For Shopian students numbers are: Whatsapp number – 9469200024 Twitter – Sandeep_IPS_JKP Landline – 01933261891 ( SSP Shopian) For students from district Budgam: Amod Nagpure ( SP Budgam) 7051000999 Ganderbal: […]

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Protests, shutdown in Anantnag against harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu

By Sameer Ahmad   Anantnag: Shutdown is being observed in Anantnag town against the harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu on Friday by the protesters. According to locals many of the vehicles vandalised yesterday belong to south Kashmir. Almost 80-100 vehicles were torched and some were set ablaze by protesters who tried to fuel communal tensions […]

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Ammonium nitrate used in suicide attack carried by militants in Pulwama carnage: investigating agencies reveal

Ammonium nitrate used in suicide attack carried by militants in Pulwama carnage: investigating agencies reveal

Investigating agencies have revealed that  the explosive material used  in suicide bombing on CRPF convoy which left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured on Thursday afternoon in the Valley, when a suicide bomber rammed his Scorpio SUV laden with explosives into a CRPF bus in south Kashmir,  was Ammonium Nitrate  and not RDX […]

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Riyaz Ahmad Koul passes away, Fateha Khawani on Feb 17

Riyaz Ahmad Koul passes away, Fateha Khawani on Feb 17

With profound grief it is to inform that Riyaz Ahmad Koul of Khuja Bazar has passed away on Feb 14. Berieved family said that the ijtima e fateh khwani will be held on Feb 17 at malkha, opp zaroo gun factory at 10 30 am. Following Fateha prayer will be held at the residence of […]

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Pulwama attack: Dehradun University suspends Kashmiri student

Pulwama attack: Dehradun University suspends Kashmiri student

Srinagar:  Dehradun-based Shridev Suman Subharti University on Friday suspended A Kashmiri student following his WhasApp chat on Pulwama attack went viral, in which he had said ‘aaj to inke sath real PUBG ho gaya’. He had made these comments in a WhatsApp group. Hundreds of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal members marched to university, […]

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AMU suspends Kashmiri student over ‘objectionable tweet’

Srinagar: A Kashmiri youth have been supended by Aligarh Muslim University authorities on Friday after he posted“highly objectionable tweet” following deadly attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama that left 44 troopers dead. The student has been identified as Basim Hilal and according to Omar Saleem Peerzada, AMU PRO the action against him was taken against […]

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Army carries out flag march in Jammu, curfew imposed in winter capital

Army carries out flag march in Jammu, curfew imposed in winter capital

Jammu: Army on Friday carried out flag march in Jammu amid violence by protesters amid imposition of curfew in whole Jammu district. According to INS correspondent the Army carried out flag march in the volatile Gujjar nagar area where protesters went on a rioting spree damaging cars. Clashes erupted between protesters and police in Gujjar […]

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Jammu muslims did not attack CRPF says Omar Abdullah amid violence in Gujjar Nagar

Jammu muslims did not attack CRPF says Omar Abdullah amid violence in Gujjar Nagar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said Kashmiris, Muslims in Jammu did not attack CRPF jawans yesterday, but  ‘terrorists did’ while urging ‘coolers heads prevail’. Omar said that the reports of violence and arson in Jammu are deeply worrying. I” hope political leaders & civil society are able to ensure cooler heads […]

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We shoulder coffins of our loved ones every day says JRL on Pulwama attack

We shoulder coffins of our loved ones every day says JRL on Pulwama attack

Srinagar:  Commenting on the deadly attack at Lethpora Pulwama, Joint Resistance Leadership Friday said that they regret every loss of life but ‘we are shouldering coffins of our loved ones  each day’. JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that people and leadership of Kashmir regret every killing that […]

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Pulwama attack: Curfew imposed in Gujjar nagar following violent protests

    Srinagar: Curfew has been imposed in Gujjar Nagar area of Jammu city following violent protests and torching of almost hundred vehicles in the area. The protests erupted amid shutdown in Jammu against the Pulwama militant attack that left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured. Following the violence the authorities imposed curfew […]

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Fidayeen Attack aftermath: Kakapora shuts, clashes erupt 

Fidayeen Attack aftermath: Kakapora shuts, clashes erupt 

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Soon after the news about the fidayeen attack by a local Jaish e Mohammad militant in Lethpora area of Awantipora in Pulwama spread, Kakapora observed complete shutdown with youth clashing with forces. Eyewitnesses said that, youth clashed with forces at main Kakapora chowk. The militant according to media reports is from […]

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Governor condemns attack on CRPF convoy, urges to enhance surveillance

Governor condemns attack on CRPF convoy, urges to enhance surveillance

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has condemned the militant’s attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama in which a dozen  CRPF personnel have been killed. “Visibly it seems to be guided from across the Border as Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed the responsibility.Such actions will not deter the resolve of our Security Forces and people, and we […]

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Pending salaries of SSA Teachers, Head Teachers released

Pending salaries of SSA Teachers, Head Teachers released

Srinagar: Government on Thursday said that it has released the pending salaries of six months of SSA Teachers and Head Teachers. In a report to Advisor to Governor, I/C School Education, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, the Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu informed that the Department has released the pending salaries of six months of SSA Teachers […]

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