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Instead of jingoism, BJP must realise fallout of Article 35A removal: NC

Instead of jingoism, BJP must realise fallout of Article 35A removal: NC

Jammu: National Conference on Tuesday asked BJP to convince people of Jammu how repealing of Article 35A will benefit the Dogras and safeguard their interests in the overall context.  “Instead of indulging in rhetoric and jingoism, the BJP must realize the fall out of removing this constitutional proviso, which is detrimental to overall interests of […]

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Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2

Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2

Srinagar: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan said on Tuesday that the Zil-Hajj moon was not sighted and Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on September 2. The month of Zil-Hajj will now start on August 24. Earlier, the committee met at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in the metropolis. The meeting was chaired by Committee Chairman […]

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Govt forms panel headed by retired judges to inspect ETT colleges

Govt forms panel headed by retired judges to inspect ETT colleges

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday formed two separate committees for Kashmir and Jammu divisions respectively to inspect all the ETT Institutes for grant of NOCs in their favour. For Kashmir division, the committee includes (s) Mohd. Shafi Khan(Principal District Judge (retired)), Mehboob Hussain (Joint Director(Trgs)/Principal State Institute of Education, Srinagar), Suriya Akhter9Joint Director (EE), […]

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Govt forms expert panel for ‘fair’ appraisal of student’s practical work

Govt forms expert panel for ‘fair’ appraisal of student’s practical work

Srinagar: The State Government has constituted an expert committee to suggest measures for bringing systematic changes in assessment of practical work at Secondary and Higher Secondary level in a fair and transparent manner. The members of the committee include Secretary, J&K BOSE Srinagar, Director School Education Kashmir, Director Academics, J&K BOSE Srinagar, Director School Education […]

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Iran threatens to ramp up Uranium to Nuclear weapon level

Iran threatens to ramp up Uranium to Nuclear weapon level

Reacting to US President Donald Trump to ‘renegotiate or walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal’, Iran Tuesday said that they only need five days to raise its uranium enrichment to 20 per cent, the level where it could be used for nuclear arsenal. Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, […]

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Imam E Kaaba visits pilgrims in Makkah

Imam E Kaaba visits pilgrims in Makkah

In a surprise visit Imam-e Kaaba Shaikh Faisal Al Ghazzawi  visited pilgrims in Makkah elaborating Hajj rituals and their significance. Imam e Kaaba came to Batha Quresh to see pilgrims for the annual Hajj, the building is inhabited by Pakistani pilgrims. According to media reports imam e Kaaba spoke about Hajj rituals. He also said […]

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Bus turns turtle in Handwara, eighteen injured, 3 critical

Bus turns turtle in Handwara, eighteen injured, 3 critical

Three persons were critically injured among other 18 who suffered injuries after a bus turned turtle in Chontipora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday, police said. The bus they were travelling in was on its way to Handwara from Mawer. “The bus, bearing registration number JK13 3402 overturned today morning at […]

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SC bans triple talaq practice for six months

SC bans triple talaq practice for six months

Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of a “Triple talaq “ practice until new legislation is framed by the government. Triple talaq is a practice by which Muslim men can divorce their wives by uttering the word “talaq” three times. According to judges the law violated Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of […]

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Fire breaks out in Pulwama

Fire breaks out in Pulwama

  Pulwama: Massive fire broke out in 5-6 residential houses at Dalipora Pulwama. Locals,Police and Fire Service on Job

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Former Minister Sofi Gh Mohidin passes away

Former Minister Sofi Gh Mohidin passes away

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Ghulam Mohiddin Sofi,70, passed away on Tuesday. Sofi was admitted in Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS),Soura, recently where he breathed his last on Tuesday morning.

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Encounter between government forces and militants in Handwara

Encounter between government forces and militants in Handwara

Handwara: A gunfight between militants and government forces is underway in Hingnikoot Ramhal area of North Kashmir’s Handwara district. During joint operation of SoG Handwara and 6RR, militants hiding In the area fired upon goverment forces resulting encounter. 2 to 3 militants are believe to be trapped, according to sources. details awaited.

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Shopian: As police blames LeT, CM condemns killing by ‘unidentified’

Shopian: As police blames LeT, CM condemns killing by ‘unidentified’

Srinagar: Contrary to the police claims on killing of 16-year-old boy and a cable operator in Shopian district of south Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday condemned the killing of the duo by “unidentified gunmen”. “Chief Minister strongly condemned the killing of Hilal Ahmad Malik, Cable operator of Shopian and Gowhar Ahmad Dar, 16, […]

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Hurriyat (G) demands ‘impartial probe’ into Shopian killings 

Hurriyat (G) demands ‘impartial probe’ into Shopian killings 

Srinagar: Huriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Monday demanded impartial probe into the killings 16-year-old boy Gowher Ahmad and cable operator Hilal Ahmad Malik in Shopian district of south Kashmir. In a statement, the Hurriyat Conference said that “mysterious and innocents killings should be a matter of concern for us.” “Various Indian agencies are working […]

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Geelani to preside Hurriyat Conference meeting on Aug 23 

Geelani to preside Hurriyat Conference meeting on Aug 23 

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference has called an executive meeting of its constituent members to be chaired by amalgam’s chairman Syed Ali Geelani on August 23 at Hyderpora here. “The constituent members will discuss prevailing situation in state and some important issues are to be discussed in presence of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani,” the statement said, “Chairman […]

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Raju, Lone get additional charge of posts on smart city mission 

Raju, Lone get additional charge of posts on smart city mission 

Srinagar: The state government on Monday assigned additional charge of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementation of Smart City mission for Jammu and Srinagar. According to a government order, M. Raju (IAS), Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, has been asked to hold, in addition to his own duties, the charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Special […]

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People will oppose any harm to special status ‘tooth and nail’: Mirwaiz

People will oppose any harm to special status ‘tooth and nail’: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday said that people will oppose “tooth and nail” attempts to harm special status and cautioned government of India that any fiddling with it will “make things from bad to worse.” “People of Jammu and Kashmir will not tolerate any attempt to damage or harm the […]

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Art 35A: Civil society demands special session of state legislature

Art 35A: Civil society demands special session of state legislature

Muzamil Shah   Srinagar August 21: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Sociey members on Monday demanded an ‘urgent special session of the legislative Assembly and Legislative council to pass a resolution in ‘defense of Article 35-A and Article 370.   Addressing a press conference held in a local hotel here JKCS asked pro unionist parties to […]

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KEA march to Governor house foiled, call for Kashmir bandh on Aug 29

KEA march to Governor house foiled, call for Kashmir bandh on Aug 29

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) proposed  march towards Governor House in Srinagar was Monday foiled by police, call for Kashmir bandh on Aug 29. KEA co-chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar along other members tried to take out the procession from city centre however police swung into action and thwarted the march. Dar and other […]

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Police says 2 LeT’s militants killed Gowhar in Shopian

Police says 2 LeT’s militants killed Gowhar in Shopian

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed involvement of two Lashker-e-Toiba militants behind the killing of a 16-year-old boy whose bullet-riddled body was found in native Shopian district of South Kashmir.  “Police on the basis of reliable inputs has identified two LeT (militants) namely Waseem Shah resident of Heff and Nazim Dar resident of Urpora and a man hunt […]

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Army’s Tongil Moo Do program, 70 participants join the event

Army’s Tongil Moo Do program, 70 participants join the event

At least 70 participants from South Kashmir joined Army’s ‘orientation cum referee’ seminar on Tongil Moo Do, a form of martial art.   A three day program was organised by the Army was held at Youth Centre Highground which commenced on 18 Aug.   “The seminar saw 70 participants from south Kashmir which included teachers […]

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Accused can’t be punished on moral conviction or suspicion: HC 

Accused can’t be punished on moral conviction or suspicion: HC 

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has upheld acquittal of a “militant” whom police had blamed for killing a couple at Mahore area of Udhampur in Jammu region of the state in 2001. “In arriving at conclusion about guilt of accused charged with heinous crime, the court has to judge the evidence by yardsticks […]

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Div Com Jammu reviews progress of hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar

Div Com Jammu reviews progress of hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar

The Divisional Commissioner directed the Deputy Commissioner, DC, Kishtwar to take immediate steps for removing the bottlenecks in the execution of Hydroelectric power projects in Kishtwar district  including land acquisition, disbursement of compensation to land owners and construction of approach roads. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari today reviewed the status of work on […]

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Mehbooba throws open Kashmir University’s Kargil, Leh satellite campuses

Mehbooba throws open Kashmir University’s Kargil, Leh satellite campuses

KARGIL/LEH,: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti inaugurated the two satellite campuses of University of Kashmir . Mehbooba is on a three day visit of Ladakh. Both the campuses are equipped with adequate facilities for teaching, residing and other facilities. The satellite campus, at Kargil is built at a cost of Rs. 29 crore and  would have […]

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Official panel to ensure implementation of ban on private practice by Medical Faculty

Official panel to ensure implementation of ban on private practice by Medical Faculty

SRINAGAR: Health & Medical Education Department, J&K Government has constituted a committee to implement the Government order No.43-HME of 2013 dated 17-01-2013 and Circular No: 02-HME of 2016 dated 13-06-2016 regarding Ban on Private Practice upon all HOD’s in Government Medical Colleges, Government Dental Colleges and the Associated Hospitals of the state in letter and […]

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Bizarre: Hospital denied CT scan, father was short of Rs 50, child dies

Bizarre: Hospital denied CT scan, father was short of Rs 50, child dies

In a bizarre incident one year old child died as hospital refused to conduct a CT scan for his father was shot of Rs 50 for the test. The incident happened in Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) on Sunday in Jharkhand were the boy was brought as he had fallen on his head. The […]

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Bihar Floods: death toll reaches 253

Bihar Floods: death toll reaches 253

  At least 253 people have died in the devastating floods in Bihar. The deluge is faced by almost 1.26 crore people in 18 districts of the state. Several states including Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh are facing floods due to heavy monsoon rains. In Uttar Pradesh, 69 people have died so far due to […]

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Fire breaks in Hotel in Makkah, 600 saved

Fire breaks in Hotel in Makkah, 600 saved

  600 residents and pilgrims were saved in a fire incident that occurred in Makkah. On Monday Saudi Arabian civil defence service said that the cause of fire was a faulty air conditioning unit on the eighths floor of a hotel in the Azaziyah District of Makkah . Civil defence spokesman Nayef al-Sharif, was quoted […]

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PDP man’s body found on house slab in Anantnag

PDP man’s body found on house slab in Anantnag

Srinagar:  Body of a 45-year-old man, formally associated with ruling Peoples Democratic Party, was found on the slab of his under-construction house in Shangus area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police spokesman said that at around 9.30 a.m. on Monday, Police Station Achabal received information that body of one Shabir Ahmad Wani Son of Abdul Rehman […]

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Militant arrested in Shopian

Militant arrested in Shopian

 According to Police militant belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen was arrested a from Shopian village in south Kashmir. “Police, 62 RR and 18 Bn CRPF during a raid arrested a hizbul mujahideen militant from Zainapora”, a police officer was quoted by a local news gathering agency. The militant has been identified as Shahid ahmad Wani s/o Gh ahmad […]

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Govt forms GoM on pension to J&K Industries, handicraft employees 

Govt forms GoM on pension to J&K Industries, handicraft employees 

Srinagar:  The State Government on Monday constituted a  4-member group of ministers to examine and make recommendations in a “time bound manner” on the proposal for funding the pension of employees of the J&K Industries Limited (JKI) and J&K Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation (JKHC, S&E). The GoM includes Minister for Industries and Commerce (Chander Parkash), Minister for Rural […]

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No Militant presence in Ganderbal: SSP

No Militant presence in Ganderbal: SSP

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Central district of Kashmir Ganderbal has no militant presence, police said on Monday “There is no militant presence in Ganderbal however militants are using these as tracks,” Senior Superintendent of Police Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad lone told reporter. SSP Ganderbal was speaking to reporters after a joint operation by 24 RR and Special […]

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Arms and ammunition recovered in Ganderbal

Arms and ammunition recovered in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Government forces bust hideout in Chaknar Akhal area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. In a joint operation Special Operation Group, J&K police, 24 Rashtriya Rifles ‘busted a hideout and recovered arms and ammunition’. “One Ak 56, 02 magazines and 44 rounds been recovered from the place,” sources told INS. SSP Ganderbal […]

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Soldier dies of cardiac arrest

Soldier dies of cardiac arrest

Srinagar: A soldier died due cardiac arrest near Line of Control in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said. Sources said that the soldier suffered cardiac arrest in a post at Naugam sector near LoC, He was rushed to medical facility however he died.    

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‘Can drone take me to Mecca’ Turkey arranges Hajj pilgrimage for the poor man

‘Can drone take me to Mecca’ Turkey arranges Hajj pilgrimage for the poor man

  Srinagar: The poor man who asked ‘can a drone take me to Mecca?’ has reached the holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimate. Al-Hassan Abdullah, a poor Ghanaian villager’s story went viral on Turkish social media. Abdullah had a TV crew if “a drone can take him to Mecca”? Abdullah had naively asked a […]

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President Ram Nath Kovind on a Days visit to J&K

President Ram Nath Kovind on a Days visit to J&K

  In his first visit outside the Capital Delhi after assuming office, President Ram Nath Kovind is on a day’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir and has reached Leh on Monday.   Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior ministers, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other civil and military […]

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After Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit Gets Bail in Malegaon Blast Case

After Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit Gets Bail in Malegaon Blast Case

Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit (retired), the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast has been granted bail by Supreme Court on Monday. Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre granted conditional bail to Purohit asking him not to tamper with evidence. Another accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, has already been granted bail in […]

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PDP worker found dead in Anantnag

PDP worker found dead in Anantnag

Srinagar: Body of a PDP worker and local panch was found dead by police near his residence at Shagus area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday. Reports said that police recovered the body of Shabir Ahmad Wani, 45, son of Abdul Rehman nearby his under construction house in  Wakilbalan area of Nowgam Shangus. Shabir had left home […]

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Cable TV operator killed in Shopian

Cable TV operator killed in Shopian

Srinagar: Unidentified gunman on Sunday evening killed a cable TV operator in Shopian district of south Kashmir. Reports said Hilal Ahmad Malik was shot at by the gunmen near his residence at Malik Mohalla Shopian around 8:00 pm. He was immediately shifted to nearby hospital from where he was refereed to Srinagar hospital in critical conditions for specialized […]

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CASO throwback to 1990 situation: Mirwaiz 

CASO throwback to 1990 situation: Mirwaiz 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said that under the garb of cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) 1990 like situation was being created to harass and intimidate people, especially in Kashmir Valley. In s statement issued here, the Hurriyat Conference expressed serious concern over the growing “unabated human rights violations, bloodshed, state terrorism, and frequent harassment” […]

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Mehbooba for promoting Kargil as separate tourist destination

Mehbooba for promoting Kargil as separate tourist destination

Kargil: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said that she has directed her Government to promote Kargil as a separate package in the tourism market. Addressing a public meeting here after laying the foundation of two road projects, the Chief Minister said nature has bestowed Kargil with unique features which ought to be sold as a […]

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HC upholds CRPF trooper’s acquittal in officer’s killing in 1996

HC upholds CRPF trooper’s acquittal in officer’s killing in 1996

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has upheld trial court’s verdict, acquitting a CRPF trooper who was accused of killing his officer, a Coy Commander with the paramilitary forces, in 1996. According to the prosecution, Om Parkash, Inspector 31 Bn CRPF Smailpur Transit Camp Jammu, filed a written report in Police Station, Bari Brahmna […]

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HC stays govt order against police officer accused in Khanabal killings

HC stays govt order against police officer accused in Khanabal killings

 Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed a government order according sanction to the prosecution of a police officer accused in twin killings at Khanabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in 2010. “In view of the submissions and in the facts of the case, it is directed that the operation and effect […]

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Missing youth’s bullet-riddled body found in Shopian

Missing youth’s bullet-riddled body found in Shopian

Srinagar: The bullet-riddled body of a 16-year-old youth was recovered by police, a day after he went missing, in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday. Reports said that the body was found by the locals in an orchard and accordingly they informed the police which later recovered it. Later, the police identified the body […]

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Mehbooba hopes ‘pleasant change’ after PM’s Kashmir remark  

Mehbooba hopes ‘pleasant change’ after PM’s Kashmir remark  

Kargil: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed hope the remarks by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Kashmir during his Independence Day speech would bring about a welcome change in the State “as it did during the previous tenure of former Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee.” Addressing a public meeting at Hussaini Park Kargil, the Chief […]

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Political issues being raised before SC, Bar tells Sinha-led team

Political issues being raised before SC, Bar tells Sinha-led team

Srinagar:  The issues which are political in nature, are now being raised before the Supreme Court and every now or then, petitions are being filed by BJP or RSS backed groups to strike down Article 35-A, Article 370 of the Constitution of India or the Constitutional Application Order of 1954, Kashmir High Court Bar Association […]

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440 students participate in five day Camporee

440 students participate in five day Camporee

Srinagar: In a Camporee organized at Sonmarg 440 boys and girls, scouts and guides, from more than dozen schools participated in a five day event. The eighth district level camporee, organized by Jammu and Kashmir Bharat Scouts & Guides, at Sonamarg was held on August 13 to 17. “The Qualities of our young generation needs […]

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2 weeks after yatra ends, Jitender posted CEO SMVDSB 

2 weeks after yatra ends, Jitender posted CEO SMVDSB 

By INS Srinagar:  The State Government on Saturday appointed Jitendra Kumar Singh (IAS), Additional Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, as Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. The 2008-batch IAS officer has been posted Ajeet Kumar Sahu (IAS) who has been asked to await orders of posting in General Administration Department till […]

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Intelligent traffic management in Srinagar likely to get delayed 

Intelligent traffic management in Srinagar likely to get delayed 

By INS Srinagar: Delays are likely to mar installation of intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) in this summer capital of the state.  Official sources said that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation told the Jammu and Kashmir High Court earlier this week that Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) was contracted for providing ITMS for Srinagar. […]

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Gunmen killed PDP worker in Anantnag

Gunmen killed PDP worker in Anantnag

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot dead a worker of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Dailgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Reports the gunmen opened fire upon the Mohammad Isaaq Parray at Uggen in Dailgam on afternoon. Parray suffered serious injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought […]

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Halted by 107 deaths, $26.6 billion Makkah Grand Mosque expansion project to resume

Halted by 107 deaths, $26.6 billion Makkah Grand Mosque expansion project to resume

Two years after the crane collapse accident killing 107 people in Mecca, Saudi bin laden Group will restart work on the $26.6 billion expansion project of the Grand Mosque. According to media reports expansion project will resume work after the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Quoting sources reports say that banking and construction industry have confirmed the […]