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Hindi-Chini bhai bhai: Dalai Lama

Hindi-Chini bhai bhai: Dalai Lama

  New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday batted for respect and recognition of the ‘Hindi-Chini bhai bhai’ spirit to take Sino-Indian relations forward. “India and China should eventually find respect for ‘Hindi-Chini bhai bhai’,” the Dalai Lama told the media here when asked on China’s objections to President Ram Nath Kovind’s […]

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FB apologises to Italian mafia king ‘The beast’ for removing condolence message, calls it ‘error’

FB apologises to Italian mafia king ‘The beast’ for removing condolence message, calls it ‘error’

  Social networking giant Facebook has issued an apology to the family of Italy’s Mafia king Salvatore “Totò” Riina, who died on November 17, for removing condolences message that flowed in after his death last week. A Facebook spokesperson was qouted by The Associated Press that the posts on the feed of Riina’s son-in-law were ‘removed in error’. […]

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Under Blue Revolution scheme, 65 bicycles distributed among fishermen in Sopore 

Under Blue Revolution scheme, 65 bicycles distributed among fishermen in Sopore 

Peerzada Waseem  Sopore : In order to boost and upgrade the livelihood of fishermen, Department of Fisheries, Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday distributed 65 bicycles among the registered fishermen of different areas of constituency. On the occasion, the Member of Legislative assembly Sopore Haji Abdul Rashid Dar, Additional Deputy commissioner Sopore, Khursheed Ahmad […]

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MS Dhoni in Srinagar, interacts with Army school students

MS Dhoni in Srinagar, interacts with Army school students

Srinagar: MS Dhoni, former Indian cricket team captain, visited a school in Srinagar and interacted with students, the Indian army said. The army had kept the event under wraps and journalists were not aware of Dhoni’s visit till late Wednesday evening. Donning the army uniform, the 36-year-old posed for photographs with the students and faculties […]

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Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night

Srinagar, Jammu witness season’s coldest night

Srinagar: Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season. While Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 11.6, Kargil recorded minus 9 as the night’s lowest temperature, the Met department said. […]

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Video: Shopkeepers of Hari Singh High Street holds protest against the govt’s move for giving the parking area to Fisheries Department

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CASO launched in Kupwara village

CASO launched in Kupwara village

Srinagar: Army and SOG Sogam launched a Cordon and Search operation CASO in Tungchak village of Lolab in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Thursday morning. According to sources, after receiving inputs of suspicious movement in the area government forces cordoned the area and stat searches. More details awaited.   (INS)

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Mehbooba announces amnesty to first-time stone-pelters in Kashmir

Mehbooba announces amnesty to first-time stone-pelters in Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters, officials said on Thursday. In a Twitter post on Wednesday night, Mufti said: “It gives me immense satisfaction to restart the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders of stone pelting. “My government had initiated the process in May 2016 […]

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Army Colonel arrested for allegedly raping Lt colonels daughter

Army Colonel arrested for allegedly raping Lt colonels daughter

Shimla: A 56-year-old Army colonel was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping the daughter of a Lieutenant Colonel posted at the Army Training Command in Shimla, police said. The 21-year-old woman filed a complaint on Monday and the colonel was arrested after preliminary investigations, they said. Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan has confirmed the complaint and […]

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Its about transparency says Commissioner secretary, Ganderbal gets PoS machine

Its about transparency says Commissioner secretary, Ganderbal gets PoS machine

Ganderbal: Commissioner Secretary for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Mehraj-ud-Din Khan launched Point of Sale (PoS) machine at Nagbal Sale Centre in District Ganderbal. Director FCS&CA Nisar Ahmad Wani, ADDC Ganderbal accompanied the Commissioner Secretary. Khan said installation of PoS machines is one of the important components of Government’s initiative of digitizing the entire FCS&CA department […]

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Withdrawing FIRs against stone pelters: Mehbooba hails GoI, pats herself  

Withdrawing FIRs against stone pelters: Mehbooba hails GoI, pats herself  

Withdrawing FIRs against stone pelters: Mehbooba hails GoI, pats herself Srinagar: Amid reports about amnesty to first-time stone pelters in Kashmir Valley, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said it reaffirms the government of India’s commitment towards changing the narrative in J&K and creating a reconciliatory atmosphere for sustained dialogue “It gives me immense satisfaction […]

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Five structures gutted in two fire incidents in Karnah, Tangdhar

Five structures gutted in two fire incidents in Karnah, Tangdhar

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Five structures including two residential houses and three retail shops were gutted in two fire incidents in Tangdhar town of Karnah tehsil in Kupwara district. Locals said that kiryana shops and a godown belonging to kafeel Ahmad, Riyaz Ahmad and Muhammad Yousuf were gutted in fire on Tuesday night at Madina Market […]

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Indian Oil launches 5kg gas cylinder

Indian Oil launches 5kg gas cylinder

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) today launched 5kg FTL LPG cylinder for the people Jammu and Kashmir in an event here in Srinagar. The event was inaugurated by Jagdeep Kumar Rana General Manager LPG, Punjab State Office. Speaking on the occasion Rana said that the process of obtaining a LPG cylinder has been […]

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Braid chopping in Kashmir: Was it hysteria or mystery ?

Braid chopping in Kashmir: Was it hysteria or mystery ?

  By Tabish Khan Srinagar: According police report, more than 264 cases of braid chopping have happened in Jammu province while more than 150 in Kashmir in the last three months. Braid-chopping incidents were first reported in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and Kulgam districts in mid-September and have since spread to others districts of the region. […]

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Govt orders safety audit of old school buildings

Govt orders safety audit of old school buildings

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 22, 2017 – Government Wednesday ordered all Chief Education Officers (CEOs) in the State to carry out safety audit of old school buildings to be phased out in a time-bound manner. The orders were passed by  Secretary, School Education Department Farooq Ahmad Shah during a review meeting of the CEOs of Jammu Division. “The Department will […]

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CM’s Super-50 coaching: DSEK extends registration date till Nov 28

CM’s Super-50 coaching: DSEK extends registration date till Nov 28

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 22: Keeping in view the engagement of students in class 12th Board examination, Directorate of School Education Kashmir has extended the last date for online registration for the CM’s Super- 50 Coaching classes which are likely to start in the first week of December 2017. On the demand of aspiring candidates especially the fresher’s […]

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J&K Bank conducts awareness camp-cum-workshop at Zewan armed complex

J&K Bank conducts awareness camp-cum-workshop at Zewan armed complex

Srinagar, Nov 22: J&K Bank conducted an Awareness Camp-cum-Workshop today at J&K Armed Police Complex Zewan wherein police personnel participated in large numbers. The awareness camp was organized in line with Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between J&K police Department and the J&K Bank to educate the police personnel about the contents of the MoU and […]

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To boost livelihood of fishermen Govt distributes bicycles among 70 in Battamaloo constituency

To boost livelihood of fishermen Govt distributes bicycles among 70 in Battamaloo constituency

SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 22:  To boost livelihood of fishermen of Battamaloo constituency, government wednesday claimed that 70 bicycles were handed over to registered fishermen from the constituency. “The state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is committed to raise the living standard of the people of the State especially weaker sections of the […]

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Man gets life imprisonment for killing school teacher in 2008 

Man gets life imprisonment for killing school teacher in 2008 

Srinagar: A local court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to a convict for murdering by stabbing a private school teacher in 2008 here. The Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar, Rashid Ali Dar passed the order of sentence after hearing arguments and submissions of the counsel for the prosecution as well as the convict. Prosecution was represented […]

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In a first, SHRC offers internship on human rights issues 

In a first, SHRC offers internship on human rights issues 

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday announced its maiden initiative to provide two to three weeks internship course on ‘Human Rights Issues’ to the Law students. Chairperson of the SHRC, Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki, announced the internship will commence from December 16. “In this regard communications were addressed to Vice Chancellors of Kashmir University- and Jammu […]

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BOPEE scam: Court defers verdict by week  

BOPEE scam: Court defers verdict by week  

Srinagar: A trial court here on Wednesday deferred by a week its verdict into multi-crore cash-for-paper scam of Common Entrance Test 2012 which was alleged engineered by the former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer. Almost all accused including Peer were present as special judge anti-corruption Srinagar announced to reschedule the verdict […]

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Supreme Court, High Court judges to get salary hike

Supreme Court, High Court judges to get salary hike

New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts are set to get a salary hike as the Union cabinet today approved a proposal in this regard. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here that a bill would be introduced in Parliament to effect the pay hike. The then Chief Justice of […]

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Pellet blind Insha completes her 10th examination

Pellet blind Insha completes her 10th examination

Srinagar: 15 years old teenager, a Kashmiri blind girl, Insha Mushtaq has completed her Class 10 State Board examinations on Wednesday as her last exam was today. In the last year July month she has lost her eyes in the tragedy of Kashmiries pellets and that makes her world into darkness. Last year after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen […]

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Trooper killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

Trooper killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

Kupwara: A trooper was killed today in an encounter between security forces and militants in Keran sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The gun-battle broke out at Choken Post in Keran sector near the Line of Control at around 7.30 am, they said, adding a trooper was killed in the exchange of firing […]

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Kargil to become hydroelectric, solar power hub of JK

Kargil to become hydroelectric, solar power hub of JK

Ladakh: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, while inaugurating the 1.5 MW Biaras Small Hydro Power Project at Drass in the district, on Wednesday said that the government is keen to harness the hydroelectric and solar energy potential of Kargil district to make the area self-sufficient in terms of power production. The project has […]

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Swine flu: SKIMS releases fresh details

Swine flu: SKIMS releases fresh details

Srinagar: Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura on Wednesday released details of H1N1 cases in valley. 32 cases have been detected,” PRO SKIMS said in a statement, adding that 6 patients are admitted while 19 patients have been discharged. Till date seven deaths have reported due to swine flu.

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Tral shuts on second day against militant’s killing

Tral shuts on second day against militant’s killing

Srinagar: Normal life remained affected for the second day Wednesday in Tral areas of south Kashmir’s district of Pulwama, against the killing of a local militant in a gunfight with security forces on Monday evening. Adil Ahmad was killed in Seer area of the district. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic off the […]

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Delhi HC rejects plea against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi HC rejects plea against Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today rejected a plea against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleging he had skipped SPG security and put himself in danger. Holding that the petition against Gandhi was not maintainable, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said “we are not the appropriate forum” […]

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Mirwaiz released from house arrest

Mirwaiz released from house arrest

  Srinagar: Authorities lifted the restrictions on the movement of the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq today. The security forces  were withdrawn from the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz today, sources said. Mirwaiz is scheduled to address the religious gathering at Naqashband Sahib  at Khawaja Bazar today after  zuhar  (afternoon) prayers. Thousands of […]

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Pakistan calls for negotiated end to Afghan war

Pakistan calls for negotiated end to Afghan war

New York: Pakistan has called for a negotiated end to the Afghan war, claiming that neither side could “impose a military solution” on the other, Dawn reported on Wednesday. “Neither the coalition and Kabul nor the Afghan Taliban can impose a military solution on each other,” Dawn quoted Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations […]

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Step-by-step guide to read deleted text messages on WhatsApp

Step-by-step guide to read deleted text messages on WhatsApp

New Delhi: The ‘delete for everyone’ feature on WhatsApp has been cracked and now a user can read the text messages that were deleted by the sender. There are a couple of ways to retrieve deleted texts on Android phone and there are several limitations to the process as well. When instant messaging app WhatsApp […]

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Rahul should clear stand on Kashmir autonomy: Amit Shah

Rahul should clear stand on Kashmir autonomy: Amit Shah

Bhavnagar:  BJP president Amit Shah today asked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to make his stand clear on Rohingya Muslim refugees as well as on the issue of autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a rally in poll-bound Gujarat, he said Gandhi and the Congress should state what the situation in Kashmir was when the […]

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Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Pune family cycles 3,400 km in 30 days

Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Pune family cycles 3,400 km in 30 days

  Pune:A PUNE family successfully completed a cycling expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari over a period of 30 days. They have now applied in the India Book of Records and the Limca Book of Records, seeking the title of the first family to achieve the feat. The three-member family, scientist-turned-entrepreneur Satilal Patil, his wife Jagruti […]

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Srinagar witnesses coldest night of the season

Srinagar witnesses coldest night of the season

  Srinagar: Night temperatures throughout the valley dropped below freezing point on Wednesday as Srinagar witnessed its coldest night of the season at minus two degrees Celsius. Partially cloudy sky has been forecast in Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday. “Leh town was the coldest in the state today as the minimum temperature was minus 11.4 […]

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CASO launched in Shopian village

CASO launched in Shopian village

Srinagar : Cordon and search operation (CASO) launched by security forces at Hermain Shopian in South Kashmir. Following the input about militants hiding in the area. House to house search going on. More to come.

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ATM machine along with cash stolen in Shopian

ATM machine along with cash stolen in Shopian

Srinagar: J&K Bank ATM Machine along with cash uprooted and stealed by unknown persons from district Hospital permises during night at Shopian in South Kashmir. IAuthorities are investigating the matter. More information awaited. 

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Srinagar police to financially support slain SI Imran Taks family by donating salary

Srinagar police to financially support slain SI Imran Taks family by donating salary

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police district srinagar is planning to donate salaries ‘voluntarily’ to financially support family of Sub inspector Imran Ahmad tak, who was recently killed in a militant attack in zakura, Srinagar. In an official communication to all zonal SSP, Sp, SDPO, Dysp, SHO and DO, police authorities have asked them to seek […]

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Misconduct: Salary of more than 25 officials in Edu dept withheld in Rajouri

Misconduct: Salary of more than 25 officials in Edu dept withheld in Rajouri

District admn Rajouri initiates action against officials of 25 institutions RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 21 – District Administration, Rajouri has issued directions for action against heads of more than 25 educational institutions in view of inspection and audit report indicting the schools for various administrative and academic lapses. Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, has issued directions for various actions […]

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Lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ root cause of bloodshed: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ root cause of bloodshed: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ root cause of bloodshed: Hurriyat Conference (M) Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ was root cause of the bloodshed this part of the globe. While paying glowing tributes to Adil Ahmed Chopan, who was killed in an encounter with government forces in Seer […]

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Minor girl recovered by Srinagar police reunited with her family in Faizabad UP

Minor girl recovered by Srinagar police reunited with her family in Faizabad UP

Minor girl recovered by Srinagar police reunited with her family in Faizabad UP Srinagar, November 21:A minor girl who was found in Srinagar by Police was reunited with her family in Uttar Pradesh. Police party of  Police Station women handed over a 13 year old girl named Komal alias Pinki resident of Kumarganj Faizabad Uttar […]

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Mehbooba grieved over Reshi Bazar fire incident

Mehbooba grieved over Reshi Bazar fire incident

Mehbooba grieved over Reshi Bazar fire incident Directs Anantnag admn to provide all assistance to affected on war footing basis JAMMU, NOVEMBER 21: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the fire incident at Reshi Bazaar, Anantnag in which more than 30 residential and business structures were gutted yesterday. The Chief Minister has directed […]

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India’s leadership has moral duty to resolve Kashmir issue: Farooq  

India’s leadership has moral duty to resolve Kashmir issue: Farooq  

Srinagar: It’s the moral duty of the India’s leadership to resolve Kashmir issue without any further delay, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday as he blamed successive governments at New Delhi for present “crisis” in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to various public delegations that called on him at party’s Head Office here, Farooq […]

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Mindset change about the girl child key to reverse declining Child Sex Ratio

Mindset change about the girl child key to reverse declining Child Sex Ratio

RAJOURI, NOVEMBER 21:  Change in mindset and perception of the society about the girl child is the key to reverse the declining Child Sex Ratio and women empowerment said Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali  on Tuesday. Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Department, Ali, was speaking over a workshop organized under BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) […]

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Kupwara encounter: Army man succumbs to injuries

Kupwara encounter: Army man succumbs to injuries

Kupwara: Army personnel succumbed to his injuries which he had sustained during the ongoing gunfight between militants and forces in Wadhama Zurhama forests of Kupwara district on Tuesday, reports. Reports said that the army man died after sustaining injuries in the anti militancy operation, still under way in the forests of Zarhama area of northern […]

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17 FIR’s against Asiya Andrabi: Dukhtaran-e-Millat

17 FIR’s against Asiya Andrabi: Dukhtaran-e-Millat

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that as many as 17 FIR’s are registered against the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syedah Aasiya Andrabi in various police stations of Jammu and Kashmir. A spokesperson of the amalgam said: “In its status report the Police through chief prosecuting officer informed Ist Additional Sessions Judge in the […]

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Kupwara encounter: Army man injured, Para troopers join operation

Kupwara encounter: Army man injured, Para troopers join operation

Kupwara: One Army personnel has been injured in the ongoing gunfight between militants and forces in  Madhama Zurhama area of Kupwara district of North Kashmir. According to police sources one army man received bullet injuries while intermittent firing is going on from both sides. “Its a joint operation of Para troopers, Territorial Army ,SOG , and CRPF,” […]

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SC dismisses plea against HC’s order allowing J&K to play in CK Naidu tourney  

SC dismisses plea against HC’s order allowing J&K to play in CK Naidu tourney  

Srinagar:  The Supreme Court of India has dismissed a plea against J&K High Court’s order, allowing J&K cricket team to participate CK Nayudu  (U-23) tournament. “The special leave petition is dismissed,” ordered a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud. the SLP was filed by Hisham Saleem son of […]

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China extends support to construction of Pakistani nation, Army

China extends support to construction of Pakistani nation, Army

  Beijing: As political unrest in Pakistan aggravates, it has reached out to China for help it build up Pakistani army. According to a report published in The Nation newspaper, China has expressed willingness to establish a common community of destiny for Pakistan. The development comes in the backdrop of a meeting between the top […]

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CPIS: No salary for December if data not updated by Dec 31, says Fin dept

CPIS: No salary for December if data not updated by Dec 31, says Fin dept

  Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir finance department has warned drawing and disbursing officers that their salaries for December will be held back if they fail to update the employee database on the Centralised Personal Information System (CPIS) by the end of this year. The employees who do not cooperate with their DDOs will also […]

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Mughal road reopens for traffic after three days

Mughal road reopens for traffic after three days

Srinagar: The Mughal road, the alternate link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was reopened for vehicular traffic this morning after three days closure due to snowfall as weather conditions improved in Jammu region, officials said. “The Mughal road was reopened for vehicular traffic this morning with a fleet of passenger vehicles leaving Poonch […]