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Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit

Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit

Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit   SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 23: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari saturday directed for making Jawahar tunnel operational round the clock during fruit season to ensure smooth, safe and timely transportation of horticulture industry produce to outside the State. Bukhari was chairing a meeting to review […]

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PCI team interacts with journalists of Poonch, Rajouri

PCI team interacts with journalists of Poonch, Rajouri

RAJOURI:  A subcommittee of Press Council of India (PCI) headed by S N Sinha arrived here today at Rajouri to interact with the media-persons from twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri. The other members of the PCI Sub-Committee include Dr Suman Gupta and Prakash Dubey. The committee members were accompanied by the Director Information, Muneer-ul-Islam […]

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Lady consumed poison in Kupwara

Lady consumed poison in Kupwara

Srinagar: In a bid to end her life, a lady attempted to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her home in Kupwara. A lady (name withheld) resident of Nichama in the jurisdiction of Police Station Zachildara, Kupwara consumed some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to Sub District Hospital Kupwara for […]

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1 dies, 05 injured in road accidents, police

1 dies, 05 injured in road accidents, police

Srinagar: One tourist died while five other persons including three tourists were injured in two separate road accidents in Leh and Budgam. In Leh, a Xylo vehicle bearing registration number JK10A-4332 driven by Jigmeth Singay met with an accident at Changla in the jurisdiction of Police Station Nyoma, resulting in on spot death of one […]

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Handwara police arrests notorious drug peddler

Handwara police arrests notorious drug peddler

Srinagar: Handwara police arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered narcotic substance from his possession. Acting on a specific information, Handwara police arrested a notorious drug peddler namely Hilal Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar resident of Chogal Handwara from main town of Handwara. Narcotic substance, which was meant to be distributed among the […]

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KTMF and KEA call for shutdown over NIA summon to Yasin Khan

KTMF and KEA call for shutdown over NIA summon to Yasin Khan

Kashmir Traders and M anufacturera Federtion  and Kashmir Economic Alliance has called for kashmir Band on 25 September against the summoning of KTMF president Yasin Khan by NIA. National Investigation Agency issued notice to Khan on Friday and has asked him to be present at its headquarters on Monday for questioning.  

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Anganwari employees call of strike after Div Com Kashmir’s intervension

Anganwari employees call of strike after Div Com Kashmir’s intervension

Srinagar: Aganwadi workers who have been protesting for the past six days have decided to call off their strike for one week following their meeting with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today. Chairperson of the association Tasleema Subhan told INS that they had a meeting with Divisional Commissioner today who assured them their demands […]

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Kashmir University scholar summoned by NIA

Kashmir University scholar summoned by NIA

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency has summoned Kashmir University scholar Ala Fazili to be present at the agencies headquarters on September 25. Fazili, resident of Humhama,  is persuing Phd in Pharmacy department of the varsity. According to varsity sources the notice was not addressed to the scholars home address but to Fazili’s department and policemen from […]

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Police foil Battamaloo traders march towards CM’s residence

Police foil Battamaloo traders march towards CM’s residence

Police foiled All Traders Coordination Committee, Battamaloos proposed march towards Chief Minister Mehboiba Mufti’s residence, According tobeye witnesses Chairman ATCC Mohmmad Ashraf collapsed during the procession and was rushed to Shiri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital for the treatment. Shabir Ahmad Dar, one of the members of the committee, said that Ashraf was fine, however, his ECG […]

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In pictures: Protesting Anganwari employees march in city centre Lal Chowk

In pictures: Protesting Anganwari employees march in city centre Lal Chowk

    Two of the employees attempted self immolation some days back

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Tral mourns civilian deaths in explosion, observes shutdown for second day

Tral mourns civilian deaths in explosion, observes shutdown for second day

All shops and other business establishments are closed while public traffic is off the roads for the second consecutive day in Tral town of south Kashmir is shut, mourning killing of two civilians in a grenade attack by suspected militants on Thursday. A young girl Rattandeep Kour daughter of Ichpal Singh resident of Chattrogam and […]

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Former supreme guide of Muslim Brotherhood dies during incarceration

Former supreme guide of Muslim Brotherhood dies during incarceration

  Incarcerated former ‘supreme guide’ of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Mahdi Akef, has died in hospital in Cairo Egypt. He was 89 and was diagnosed of cancer last year. Akef was arrested after General Sisi’s coup to power in 2013 ousting President Mohamed Morsi. Sisi launched crackdown against MB. He was supreme guide, Murshid e […]

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Yasin Khan summoned by NIA

Yasin Khan summoned by NIA

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today has summoned Kashmir Traders and Manufacturing federation Srinagar (KTMF) President Mohd. Yaseen Khan in connection with a case related to funding of separatist activities in Kashmir valley. Khan while confirming the reports told INS that he is out of state and received a phone call from […]

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In Jammu, PCI team pitches for better facilities for journalists 

In Jammu, PCI team pitches for better facilities for journalists 

Jammu: A three member panel of Press Council of India (PCI) on Friday held marathon interaction with representatives of print, electronic and digital media here to know the general scenario and challenges journalist fraternity of the region face while performing their professional duties.  Over 12 delegations of newspaper owners, editors, journalist associations, delegation of Press […]

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Ram Madhav meets Vohra, discuss security scenario 

Ram Madhav meets Vohra, discuss security scenario 

Srinagar: Ram Madhav, BJP National General Secretary, on Fridaymet Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. Madhav discussed with the Governor issues relating to the prevailing security situation and matters relating to hastening the developmental process and for promoting peace and normalcy, an official spokesman said in a statement issued here.

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In Jammu too, Mehbooba asks police to reach out people professionally 

In Jammu too, Mehbooba asks police to reach out people professionally 

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday asked the Police to reach out to people in a more professional way to redress their grievances and problems, particularly in far flung and hilly areas. Chairing a meeting with all the District Superintendents of Police and range DIGs of Jammu province here, the Chief Minister asked the […]

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Three persons injured in road accidents, police

Three persons injured in road accidents, police

  Srinagar: Three persons were injured in two separate road accidents in Ganderbal and Kulgam. In Ganderbal, an ‘unknown Tipper and a Maruti car bearing registration number JK01J/4284 collided at Channer in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kangan, resulting injuries to the Maruti driver namely Sajad Ahmad Jagal and Maqsood Ahmad residents of Naranag Kangan’. […]

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Budgam police establishes Muharram helpline

Budgam police establishes Muharram helpline

Srinagar: Budgam Police established a helpline for the assistance for Muharram-ul-Harram at Police Control Room Budgam. The helpline will deal with the requirements put across and problems faced by the citizens of Budgam district during the holy month of Muharram-ul-Harram. The helpline will remain functional round the clock. General public is requested to call on 01951-255042, 01951255207,  7051531798 […]

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Mirwaiz: GoI approach towards Rohingya Muslims ‘highly unfortunate’  

Mirwaiz: GoI approach towards Rohingya Muslims ‘highly unfortunate’  

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday expressed serious concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims and termed approach adopted by the government of India towards them as “highly unfortunate” Addressing a Friday gathering at historic Jamia Masjid after being barred for two previous occasions, Mirwaiz said thousands of Rhongya Muslims have been […]

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Unabated house arrest for 7-years taking toll on Geelani’s health: Huriyat (G) 

Unabated house arrest for 7-years taking toll on Geelani’s health: Huriyat (G) 

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani continuous to be under house detention since last seven years and his continued confinement was taking heavy toll on his health, the amalgam said in a statement issued on Friday. Tehreek-e- Hurriyat General Secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Mohammad Ashraf Laya were also put under house […]

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J&K a poor state, no plans to hike salary of Anganwari employees, Govt

J&K a poor state, no plans to hike salary of Anganwari employees, Govt

By Faisal Shabir Srinagar: The state government has no plans to increase the wages of the Anganwadi employees who are protesting over low wages and demanding regularisation of their services. Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Minister of Social Welfare Sajjad Gani Lone Ifthikar Kakroo told INS that ‘these aganwadi workers are engaged under the […]

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JKSSB declares 41 selection lists  

JKSSB declares 41 selection lists  

Srinagar: The J&K Services Selection Board on Friday declared 41 selection lists, the vacancies for which were notified in 2015 and last year. an official spokesman said that the JKSSB conducted its 130th Board meeting under the chairmanship of its chairman, Simrandeep Singh and declared the selection list to fill up vacancies notified vide Advertisement […]

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Govt reconstitutes committee to keep tabs on content aired on TV, FM channels     

Govt reconstitutes committee to keep tabs on content aired on TV, FM channels     

Srinagar: The government on Friday re-constituted ‘content monitoring committees’ at the state and district levels to monitor violation of programme and advertisement codes under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 by Private Satellite Television Channels, AIR Broadcast Code by Private FM Channels and Community Radio Stations. Headed by Administrative Secretary Information Department, the 7-member […]

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J&K Bank opens fresh currency counter at Vaishno Devi

J&K Bank opens fresh currency counter at Vaishno Devi

Srinagar:  On the eve of Navratri, J&K Bank opened a Fresh Cash Currency/Note exchange counter at Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Katra Jammu. The bank’s Business Unit at Vaishno Devi established the facility of fresh currency Notes for devotees visiting the place from across the country. Chief Executive Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board […]

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Saudi Arabia to join CPEC soon

Saudi Arabia to join CPEC soon

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will soon join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and invest at Gwadar Port, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliky has said. “SA investments will consolidate the brotherly ties and bilateral trade relations between the two countries,” Al-Maliky said in an interview. Media reoorts qouting the Ambassador said that […]

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States were obliged to compensate the victims of cow vigilantes, SC

States were obliged to compensate the victims of cow vigilantes, SC

States were obliged to compensate the victims of cow vigilante groups, Supreme Court said on Friday. “Victims are to be compensated. It is obligatory on the part of the state to compensate the victim of crime,” the bench headed by the Chief Justice Dipak Misra said, while asking all the states to file a report on […]

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9 yr boy collapses in school, doctors declare ‘brought dead’

9 yr boy collapses in school, doctors declare ‘brought dead’

Sopore: Pall of gloom descended on Badam bagh sopore after a 9 year boy collapsed and died while playing in school premises. Identified as Ubaid Altaf son of Altaf Ahmed Bhat resident of Badam Bagh Sopore was a student of Muslim Education Trust in Tulbal, Sopore. He was immidiately shifted to Sub District Hospital Sopore where […]

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Police can’t afford undisciplined officer, official: HC   

Police can’t afford undisciplined officer, official: HC   

Srinagar: Police being a disciplined force cannot afford to tolerate an officer or official who shall be a source of total indiscipline, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said while dismissing a petition by a cop seeking reinstatement, 10-years after his ouster for unauthorized absence from duty. “Even indiscipline has its own limits,” a […]

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Gamblers arrested red handed with ‘stake money’

Gamblers arrested red handed with ‘stake money’

Ganderbal:Four gamblers were arrested on Friday from a ‘gambling site raid’ in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Following a tip off police raided a place in Waskoora area. Four gamblers were arrested and a cash was recovered from the spot,” Police said.. Gamblers were arrested red handed by a police party headed by DO […]

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Two offices gutted in fire, records damaged

Two offices gutted in fire, records damaged

In a fire incident two government offices were gutted in Beerwah division of Budgam district on Friday. Fire engulfed the buildings in which offices of Social Welfare and JK Board are housed.     According to eye witnesses it took four hours to douse the fire however massive damage to the offices had happened. Eye […]

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Tral mourns civilian deaths in explosion, shutdown observed

Tral mourns civilian deaths in explosion, shutdown observed

All shops and other business establishments are closed in Tral, while public transport is off the roads. The shutdown is being observed against the civilian deaths caused by grenade on thursday. Two civilians including a woman died after suspected militants hurled a grenade which exploded  causing grievious injuries to at least thirty people. The deaths […]

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City Sports’ thrilling penalty shootout win over FC Adipora

City Sports’ thrilling penalty shootout win over FC Adipora

Sopore: City Sports defeated FC Adipora on penalties after it ended 0-0 at full time in the final encounter of the Football tournament held at Wular View football ground Adipora Sopore. The championship was organised by Jalal Pesticides Association Adipora Sopore . Earlier FC Aadipora’s Star goalkeeper Waseem ahmad was awarded as an emerging player of the tournament. […]

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Pakistan is terror’istan, India in UN

Pakistan is terror’istan, India in UN

Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced ‘the land of pure terror.’ Pakistan is now Terroristan, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism, Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations said. India was responding to […]

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India Pakistan trade gunfire, 727 civilians evacuated

India Pakistan trade gunfire, 727 civilians evacuated

India Pakistan troops traded gunfire along Arnia, RSPura ,Ramgarh sector. According to police Pakistan violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing. “Several have been injured and 2 houses have been damaged,” Police said. Officials also said that in wake of ceasefire violation 727 civilians evacuated.

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Experts to discuss impact of technology in management of breast cancer, GMC Srinagar

Experts to discuss impact of technology in management of breast cancer, GMC Srinagar

Srinagar: Experts are going to join heads in Government Medical College to discuss technological impact in the management of Breast cancer on Saturday. “Post graduate department of surgery GMC Srinagar as part of Continued Surgical Education Program CSEP ,is organising one day workshop on ‘the impact of technology in the management of breast cancer’ on 23rd […]

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Banihal attack: Two arrested with snatched weapons, third absconding

Banihal attack: Two arrested with snatched weapons, third absconding

Banihal: Two youth who had allegedly attacked SSB party with pistol near Banihal tunnel have been arrested along with the weapons they had snatched. “Gazanfar Iqbal Khan and Arif Wani were arrested in a joint operation by army and police while the hunt is on for the third accused, Aquib Waheed,” officials sources said. “Two […]

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Shame for CM that women on hunger strike, Anganwari employees

Shame for CM  that  women on hunger strike, Anganwari employees

Muzamil shah Srinagar: Day after police detained some Anganwari employees who are on hunger strike, several other employees came to join them however were not let by their ‘leaders’. They are on hunger strike since Monday demanding regularization of their service and increase in salary. Additional protesters assembled inside press enclave soon after arrested protesters […]

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JK gets first paperless e-court; CJ says its historic day for state  

JK gets first paperless e-court; CJ says its historic day for state  

Srinagar:  The first paperless e-court Srinagar (Wing) in the State was inaugurated on Thursday here at High Court Srinagar with Chief Justice describing it a memorable and historic day in the state. The court will start functioning from Monday and will use digitized case records thereby bringing down paper and space required to maintain the records. Chief Justice of […]

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Militants dont want people-govt engagement, IGP

Militants  dont want people-govt engagement, IGP

Faisal Shabir Srinagar:  Militants in the valley do not want engagement of local population with the government and hence are resorting to grenade attacks, inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer Ahmad Khan said on Thursday. Khan was speaking to INS in the aftermath of the grenade attack in Tral where Roads & Buildings Minister Mr […]

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Asiea Naqash represents JK at Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors’ Summit 2017 at Mumbai.

Asiea Naqash represents JK at Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors’ Summit 2017 at Mumbai.

  MUMBAI: Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Housing and Urban Development, Asiea Naqash represented J&K at Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors’ Summit 2017 at Mumbai. The summit is organized by Ministry of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India to attract private equities and foreign investments from across the globe. The conclave was […]

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Tragic loss of innocent lives in grenade attack most agonizing for me: Naeem Akhtar

Tragic loss of innocent lives in grenade attack most agonizing for me: Naeem Akhtar

TRAL: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today said the grenade attack in Tral Bus Stand, which consumed innocent lives, is a highly condemnable act. “It is really unfortunate that grenade was lobbed at our cavalcade when we reached Tral bazaar,” Akhtar said and added that tragic loss of innocent lives in this gory incident […]

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Mehbboba condemns Tral blast

Mehbboba condemns Tral blast

Says vicious cycle of violence now needs to broken to stop bloodshed Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the grenade attack at Tral on Thursday in which “two civilians” were killed and 30 others including an SE and Executive Engineer of R&B Department were injured. “It is unfortunate that the attack took place […]

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Keen to work with J&K, British envoy tell CM  

Keen to work with J&K, British envoy tell CM  

Srinagar: British Deputy High Commissioner to India, Dr Alexander Evans called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here last evening and expressed his country’s keenness to work with Jammu & Kashmir, an official spokesman said on Thursday. During the meeting they discussed overall political and economic situation in the State.  The Chief Minister informed the […]

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Rajnath calls Naeem Akhtar, enquires his well being after Tral blast

Rajnath calls Naeem Akhtar, enquires his well being after Tral blast

Srinagar: Indian Minister for Home, Rajnath Singh on Thursday called Minister for Works, Naeem Akhtar to enquire about his well being in the aftermath of a grenade attack on his cavalcade in Tral. Governor, N N Vohra, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, other members of the council of Ministers, Legislators […]

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JRL expresses shock over loss of lives in Tral explosion

JRL expresses shock over loss of lives in Tral explosion

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership on Thursday expressed deep shock and grief over the loss of precious lives and injuries to innocent civilians in an explosion in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In a statement issued here, the leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that rampant construction […]

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Court grants bail to 19-year-old rape accused after girl turns hostile   

Court grants bail to 19-year-old rape accused after girl turns hostile   

Srinagar: A court here has granted bail to a 19-year-old youth, accused of raping a girl who told the judge that the police recorded her statement under “duress” and that he did nothing wrong with her. “The court has gone through statement of the prosecutrix (girl). She has stated that she has gone with the […]

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Pellets were not used in Tral: Police

Pellets were not used in Tral: Police

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that no pellets were used amid a grenade blast in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “No pellet was fired. However some (gun) shots were fired in air to prevent any further attack. The reports about of use of pellets as reported in by some social media, are totally […]

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Tral attack: 26 injured due to pellets including constable, superintendent engineer

Tral attack: 26 injured due to pellets including constable, superintendent engineer

Srinagar: The large number of injured in the grenade attack, suspectedly, on R&B Minister Naeem Akhtar in Tral today is, allegedly, due to ‘unprovoked use of pellet gun by government forces’ on the crowd. Three people have died in the incident. People held protests in area over ‘spraying of pellets’. Block Medical Officer, Sub District […]

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Police foil Battamaloo traders rally towards Secretariat

Police foil Battamaloo traders rally towards Secretariat

  Srinagar: Police on Thursday used water canons to foil marching All Traders Joint Coordination Committee, Batmaloo, towards Civil Secretariat. The traders have been observing a strike since Sept 5 against the shifting of bus terminal from Batmaloo to Parimpora on the city outskirts. Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) along with J&K police had sealed the […]

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Banihal shootout on Wednesday was a militant attack, Police

Banihal shootout on Wednesday was a militant attack, Police

Srinagar: The late night shootout at Banihal on wednesday was a militant attack and militants fled with two rifles they managed to snatch, police said Thursday. Two SSB personnel were injured when militants fired upon them in Banihal area of district Ramban. “One of them later on succumbed, while another is under treatment,” police said. […]