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Traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh highway

Traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh highway

Mir Showkat Ganderbal Nov 15: Traffic on the 434-km long highway, linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir, was resumed after remaining suspended for some hours due to snowfall on Wednesday. DySP traffic Ganderbal Liyaqat Ahmad said that traffic on the Srinagar-Leh highway was suspended on Wednesday morning for some time following snowfall at Zojilla pass […]

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Resident doctors goes on strike in SKIMS; demand removal of pay discrepancy

Resident doctors goes on strike in SKIMS; demand removal of pay discrepancy

  Suhail Khan Srinagar: Resident doctors in Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura (SKIMS) goes on strike while demanding All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and PGI equivalence pay and other benefits. According to INS, doctors while observing strike demands equivalence in pay scale and other service benefits with the AIIMS and other […]

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CASO launched in North Kashmir’s Lolab

CASO launched in North Kashmir’s Lolab

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Forces on Wednesday launched cordon and search operation in Kantpora Lolab area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir this morning after the security forces felt the presence of suspicious armed men in the area. 28 RR and SOG Sogam on job further details awaited.

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Saudi Arabia approves Yoga as a sports activity

Saudi Arabia approves Yoga as a sports activity

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday officially approved Yoga as a sporting activity under its Ministry of Trade and Industry. So, anyone who now wishes to practice or teach yoga can do so by applying for and procuring a licence for the same. Nouf Marwaai, who teaches yoga to thousands in the Islamic nation has had […]

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Sonamarg receives season’s first snowfall

Sonamarg receives season’s first snowfall

  Mir Showkat Srinagar: Sonamarg and its adjoining areas in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district receive season’s first snow fall amid cold grips Valley. The snowfall started at around 4am and it around 3 inches were recorded when last reports come. The snow depth recorded in the nearby Thajiwas glacier, zojila areas of Sonamarg was around […]

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LeT militant Shamsul Viqar arrested in Qazigund: Police

LeT militant Shamsul Viqar arrested in Qazigund: Police

  Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested Hizb-ul-Mujahaideen militant Shamsul Waqar in area of Kulgam district. A top official told INS that Shamsul Waqar was arrested near railway station Qazigund in South Kashmir including AK47 Rifle. Viqar is a resident of Ganjipora village of Kulgam district and had joined Lashkar-e-Toiba in March this […]

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Fresh rains, snowfall ends prolong dry spell in Chenab Valley 

Fresh rains, snowfall ends prolong dry spell in Chenab Valley 

MOHD MAJID MALIK Bhaderwah, Nov 15: Most areas in the higher reaches of Chenab Valley received fresh snowfall, while the plains were lashed by rains, with the night temperature settling above freezing point at most places.Over the past two days, the weather in various parts of Chenab Valley specially in Bhaderwah is experiencing change and […]

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Khanqah-e-Moula shrine partially damaged in fire indecent  

Khanqah-e-Moula shrine partially damaged in fire indecent  

  Srinagar: Khanqah-e-Moula shrine in old city of Srinagar got partially damaged in fire indecent late Tuesday night. Official sources said that fire was noticed in the upper storey of the wooden made shrine. Photo: Shrine of Hazrat Syed Ali Hamdani (RA) in Downtown area. However, fire tenders were rushed from different parts of the […]

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Laborers protest against proposed auction, officials say they wont be rendered jobless

Laborers protest against proposed auction, officials say they wont be rendered jobless

Mir Showkat Labourers protest in Ganderbal against lease policy of minor mineral. Quarrying Labourers protested at ganderbal today and  blocked Srinagar-leh highway at beehama ganderbal against lease policy of government. Thousands of labourers from waheedpora, watalbagh,arch,bobsipora,wayel associated with the extraction of sand, bolders, bajri in various areas of assembled and demanded revocation of auction for […]

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Srinagar sees cold day, Gulmarg coldest amid snow forecast 

Srinagar sees cold day, Gulmarg coldest amid snow forecast 

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital recorded normal temperature below 5 degrees Celsius even as weatherman forecast light rain or snow at scattered places over the state in next 24-hours. A meteorological department official told INS that Srinagar recorded 11 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees Celsius than the normal for his time of the year. […]

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Apple, Art, Autumn festival begins, to celebrate artists

Apple, Art, Autumn festival begins, to celebrate artists

Srinagar: To promote local artists a two days Art, Apple and Autumn Festival begin today at Indoor stadium, Srinagar. More than 60 schools are competing in the festival today and displayed their creative work. Students of Hattrick Public, New Bonvivant School, Delhi Public School Srinagar, G.D. Goenka School, Mars Public School, Vishwa bharati and Government […]

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Video: Two day Apple Autumn Art festival starts at indoor stadium

 

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Twenty hour long anti militancy operation in Lam forests called off

Twenty hour long anti militancy operation in Lam forests called off

Twenty hour long anti militancy operation to flush out militants by government forces in Lam forests of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been called off. According to officials the CASO was launched in Lam forests last night after information that militants are hiding in the area. The operation was conducted through the night […]

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GoI’s rigid approach turning peaceful youth to armed resistance: Hurriyat (M)

GoI’s rigid approach turning peaceful youth to armed resistance: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday due to the rigid approach of Government of India, Kashmiri youth are turning in large numbers from a peaceful means of struggle to armed resistance. “Due to the rigid and brutal approach of New Delhi, Kashmiri youth are turning in large numbers from a peaceful […]

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IGP Kashmir promotes 123 HCs as ASI

IGP Kashmir promotes 123 HCs as ASI

  Srinagar, November 14:   The IGP Kashmir Zone has promoted 123 Head Constables to the rank of Assistant Sub Inspectors. The approval for the promotion was granted by Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) under the Chairmanship of IGP Kashmir Munir Ahmad Khan. The committee has approved promotions in favour of 123 Head Constables of Executive Wing to […]

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Mehbooba stresses on enhanced allocation to Horticulture sector, raising more allied infrastructure 

Mehbooba stresses on enhanced allocation to Horticulture sector, raising more allied infrastructure 

  JAMMU, NOVEMBER 14: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on the need to enhance the allocation for Horticulture sector in view of its contribution to the State economy besides involvement of a large chunk of population with the trade. Chairing a meeting to review the implementation of various schemes in Horticulture here today, the […]

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Drugs is bigger threat than terrorism, identify, counsel those who misuse social media, DGP SP Vaid

Drugs is bigger threat than terrorism, identify, counsel those who misuse social media, DGP SP Vaid

Jammu November, 14: Drugs is bigger threat than terrorism, Director General of Police, Dr S.P Vaid said on Tuesday. The comments were made by Vaid while interacting with the civil society at Kishtwar and Doda during his visit to the twin districts of Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban, Range “We are waging a war against it and we seek […]

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Achagoza, Bamnoo in Pulwama declared separate revenue villages

Achagoza, Bamnoo in Pulwama declared separate revenue villages

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 14: Fulfilling the long-pending demand of the locals, the Government today ordered bifurcation of Achagoza-Bamnoo hamlet in Rajpora constituency of district Pulwama as separate revenue villages of Achagoza and Bamnoo. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Section-3 (1) (c) of the J&K Land Revenue Act Samvat-1996, sanction is hereby accorded to the bifurcation […]

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Singapore Govt invites Dr Haseeb Drabu for sharing development experience

Singapore Govt invites Dr Haseeb Drabu for sharing development experience

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 14: Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu will be leaving for Singapore tomorrow on an official study visit. Dr Drabu has been invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore on the official visit from 16 to 18 November to share with him Singapore’s development experience in public administration, smart cities, water management, tourism […]

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Students career at stake: Craft Development Institute not affiliated with KU since 2012, KU says they don’t fulfill criteria

Students career at stake: Craft Development Institute not affiliated with KU since 2012, KU says they don’t fulfill criteria

  Career of students is at stake as Craft Development Institute as the institute has no affiliation with Kashmir University rendering its degree useless. Officials at KU say ‘they will find a way out’ The affiliation provided by the Kashmir University had been temporary for the academic year 2011-2012, since then the CDI has not […]

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300 Cyber security experts to attend first ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (Apcert) Conference

300 Cyber security experts to attend first ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (Apcert) Conference

New Delhi: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology organizing the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference from November 12-15, 2017 in New Delhi. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and first ever conference in India and South Asia and is expected to […]

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A Shikara passes through the dense fog in world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday. Photo: Zargar Zahoor

A Shikara passes through the dense fog in world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday. Photo: Zargar Zahoor

 

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Another theft case in Ganderbal solved; 10 sheep, cash recovered

Another theft case in Ganderbal solved; 10 sheep, cash recovered

Mir Showkat Srinagar: Police on Tuesday recovered 10 sheep and cash of 50,000 rupees from the possession of  Mushtaq Ahmad Kohli son of Baza Kohli of Astanmarg Dhara Harwan, Shabir Ahmad Reshi son of Gulzar Reshi of Khimber and one vehicle which was used to carry the stolen sheep. Talking to reporters, SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad Lone […]

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Police solve burglary case, arrested two in Ganderbal

Police solve burglary case, arrested two in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Ganderbal police has solved a burglary case within shortest possible time and recovered mobiles and mobile accessories in this Central district. As per the Police press conference, that a written complaint reported by Imran Ashraf Reshi son of Ashraf Reshi resident of Safapora in Police Station Safapora which stated that during the intervening night […]

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Road to peace in South Asia leads through Kashmir, India allocated $500 million to sabotage CPEC, Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee

Road to peace in South Asia leads through Kashmir, India allocated $500 million to sabotage CPEC, Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee

  Pakistan on Tuesday said that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had established a cell in 2015 which was dedicated to sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, alleged that “RAW established a new cell with a special allocation of over $500 million […]

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Kashmir in making of Polluted Environment  

Kashmir in making of Polluted Environment  

By Bilal Bashir Bhat Despite prohibited by the Government, the hazardous to health & environment, the practice of burning fallen leaves is going on unabated in Kashmir leading to severe air pollution. Though there are burn-free options which can be used for abscised leaves but government has preferred to remain limited to only in issuing […]

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GVEI celebrates Children’s day

GVEI celebrates Children’s day

Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahi Bagh , Srinagar, celebrated Children’s day.   Students and teachers participated in various activities like tug of war, musical chair, spoon race etc. More than 250 students from primary department also participated in the art competition organized within the school premises. School Principal Prof. Razia Sultana and the chairman M.Y […]

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Road to peace in South Asia leads through Kashmir, India allocated $500 million to sabotage, Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee CPEC

Road to peace in South Asia leads through Kashmir, India allocated $500 million to sabotage, Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee CPEC

  Pakistan on Tuesday said that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had established a cell in 2015 which was dedicated to sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, alleged that “RAW established a new cell with a special allocation of over $500 million […]

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Man allegedly consumes poison in Kupwara, dies

Man allegedly consumes poison in Kupwara, dies

  Tasaduq Hussain Srinagar, Nov 14: A man died Tuesday morning in payer Mohallah, Salkoote area of Kupwara district allegedly due to consuming of poison. According to reports, the man had consumed some poisonous material and was rushed to District Hospital Kupwara where doctors declared him brought dead. The deceased was identified as Mushtaq Ahmad […]

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No system can be secular, biggest lie after India’s independence is word ‘secular’, Yogi Adityanath

No system can be secular, biggest lie after India’s independence is word ‘secular’, Yogi Adityanath

No system can be secular, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday while claiming that the word ‘secular’ was the ‘biggest lie’ told after India gained independence. The monk turned politician made these comments while speaking at a function organised by the Dainik Jagran group in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Adityanath also said that  the people […]

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HC orders release of man sentenced to life for Bla woman’s murder in 2008   

HC orders release of man sentenced to life for Bla woman’s murder in 2008   

Srinagar:  The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has set aside a trial court order, convicting and sentencing a man from Baramulla district to rigorous imprisonment for life and imposing a fine 10000 on him in connection with a murder of a woman in 2008. Raj Mohammad Piswal had an appeal against the Sessions Judge, Baramulla […]

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One militant killed, two army soldiers injured in ongoing Kulgam gunfight

One militant killed, two army soldiers injured in ongoing Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar Nov 14: At least one militant was killed and two security men were injured in the ongoing Kulgam gunfight on Tuesday. Police officials told INS that two soldiers were shifted to army hospital for treatment.  Reports said that forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowbug Kund village of Devsar area in the […]

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Militants give slip to forces in Tral

Militants give slip to forces in Tral

  Srinagar: Militants on Tuesday morning gave slip to security forces before firing some gun shots in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, some 30 kms from state’s summer capital Srinagar. Official sources said acting on a tip off, a joint team of army’s 42 and Special Group of Police (SOG) laid a cordoned off Lam, Tral […]

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Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain militants in North Kashmir

Thousands attend funeral prayers of slain militants in North Kashmir

  Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Thousands of people on Tuesday participated in the funeral prayers of slain Hizb ul Mujhaideen  militant Toib Majeed Mir and his associate Ashiq Ahmed Bhat at their ancestral villages in Northern Kashmir Sopore and Pattan. Toib and his another associate Ashiq Hussian bhat  were killed in shootout late  night at  Sultanpora […]

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Azad counters Dr Farooq; says PaK is part of JK

Azad counters Dr Farooq; says PaK is part of JK

Srinagar :In the midst of a political row over National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah’s controversial remarks, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad has said “Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) is a part of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India […]

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Panchayat polls from Dec 1: Mehbooba tells Rajnath

Panchayat polls from Dec 1: Mehbooba tells Rajnath

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has committed to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that her government would kick-start the process to hold the much-delayed panchayat elections from December 1.Mehbooba told the Home Minister that she would be undertaking the exercise of restoring the exercise in a quite earnest way and that there would be […]

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Bihar court orders filling FIR against Farooq Abdullah on treason charges

Bihar court orders filling FIR against Farooq Abdullah on treason charges

Srinagar:  A local court in Bihar has ordered filing of FIR against National Conference president and patron Dr Farooq Abdullah on the charges of “treason”. Following the assertions made by Jammu Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah that (Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) belongs to Pakistan and the fact would not change no matter how […]

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Mobile internet suspended in Anantnag, Kulgam

Mobile internet suspended in Anantnag, Kulgam

Srinagar: The state government has suspended the mobile internet services in the districts of Anantnag and Kulgam following twin gunfights at Nowbug Kund area of Qazigund in district Anantnag and Laam, Tral area of Awantipora in district Pulwama. The gunfights erupted on Tuesday morning at both the places. More details awaited.

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Rail service suspended in Kashmir

Rail service suspended in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 14: Rail service has been suspended for “security reasons”in north Kashmir, where two local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in an encounter with security forces on Monday evening. However, trains continued to chug from Budgam-Srinagar to Anantnag and Qazigund to Banihal, a senior railway official said. All trains on this route are […]

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Encounter between militants, Forces in Kulgam, Tral

Encounter between militants, Forces in Kulgam, Tral

‬Gun fight between militants and forces is underway at two places, in in Kulgam and in tral since Tuesday morning. Acting on specific information SOG Kulgam and 9RR of Army cordoned off Nowbug Kund, Qazigund area of Kulgam. According to sources while searches were being conducted hiding militants fired upon Goverment forces triggering an encounter. […]

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Mehbooba’s statement insult to people, their supreme sacrifices: Resistance camp

Mehbooba’s statement insult to people, their supreme sacrifices: Resistance camp

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday termed Chief Minister Mehbooba’s statement, calling people of Kashmir “agitators first and beggars later” as insult to them and their supreme sacrifices. In a joint statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani ,Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that “the love for chair has completely blinded her.” […]

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Two militants killed in Handwara

Two militants killed in Handwara

Two militants have been killed after they attacked a group of Security forces was in zachaldara area of Handwara today. SP Handwara Ghulam Geelani earlier had said that Security forces were fired upon and ” I am  on  my way to Look into the matter and  the whole are has been condoned  off to nab […]

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Chief Justice advocates alternative disputes redressal mechanism

Chief Justice advocates alternative disputes redressal mechanism

Pulwama: Chief Justice  BadarDurrez Ahmed on Monday emphasized on disposal of pending cases through alternative disputes redressal mechanism. Inaugurated Pulwama District Court Complex here, he said the mechanism for resolving the disputes amicability may have a win-win situation without wasting time and money.” Administrative Judge for District Pulwama Justice Mir Yaqoob, and Law Secretary Abdul […]

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Water woes: Khayyam, Munawarabad without portable water supply since four days

Water woes: Khayyam, Munawarabad without portable water supply since four days

  Srinagar: Residents of Khayam and Munawarabad localities area of old city Srinagar are without potable water supply from last 4 days. The locals told INS that, if the problem of water supply is not resolved within 24hrs we have decided to lock down the PHE office and we are thinking to protest, \ “We […]

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GVEI wins Gold, Silver, Bronze in All India Tong-il moo-do championship

GVEI wins Gold, Silver, Bronze in All India Tong-il moo-do championship

Srinagar: Green Valley Educational Institute students came home with a bouquet of medals after a successful tour to a national level Tong-il moo-do championship. Twelve  students from GVEI participated in all India Tong-il moo-do championship which was held in Sonipat, Haryana between 3-5 November 2017. Three students won gold, one silver and three bronze in […]

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A Kangri seller walks through the Boulevard road in Srinagar and cold grips Kashmir Valley. Photo: Zargar Zahoor

A Kangri seller walks through the Boulevard road in Srinagar and cold grips Kashmir Valley. Photo: Zargar Zahoor

 

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It’s bonded labour: SHRC on non-payment of wages to PWD casual labours for 9 months 

It’s bonded labour: SHRC on non-payment of wages to PWD casual labours for 9 months 

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has termed non-payment of wages to Casual Labourers of Stores Procurement Department of Pampore as “bonded labour” and has directed Commissioner Secretary Public Works Department to make the due payments within two weeks. A SHRC bench headed by Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki passed the orders after concerned officials at Stores […]

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In Gulmarg, Army plays cricket with Gandola employees

In Gulmarg, Army plays cricket with Gandola employees

  Srinagar, Nov 13: As a step to boost the Civil Administration – Military relationship in Gulmarg sector, a cricket match was organised by Army unit at Gulmarg under the aegis of Himalayan Brigade. The match was played between the Army and the employees of Gulmarg Gandola on Sunday. The thrilling 15 overs match commenced […]

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Police holds meet with coaching institutes; discuss eve-teasing  

Police holds meet with coaching institutes; discuss eve-teasing  

  Srinagar, Nov 13: Station House Officer Sadder Srinagar, DySP (Prob) Dr Bhishm Dubey-KPS conducted a meeting with heads of coaching institutes situated within the jurisdiction of Sadder at Police Station Sadder. Various issues were taken up in the meeting related to the regulation and functioning of these institutes. Furthermore,  issues related to eve-teasing incidents, […]

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Ghulam Nabi Furrahi’s demise condoled

Ghulam Nabi Furrahi’s demise condoled

  Anantnag: Demise of former Janta Dal president Syed Ghulam Nabi Furrahi who passed away three days back is being condoled widely. According to Furrahi’s family his chaharum will be observed on Tuesday 14th of November at Furrah Mir bazar Anantnag. Furrahi was a teacher from 1962 to 1963 and later worked as ATI and […]