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Muharram in pictures: Procession, Restriction, Tear-Gas, Detention

Muharram in pictures: Procession, Restriction, Tear-Gas, Detention

                            

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J&K Bank organizes farewell for RBI Regional Director

J&K Bank organizes farewell for RBI Regional Director

Srinagar: J&K Bank organized a farewell for Regional Director RBI Nitya Kishore Sahu, who is superannuating on 30th September, 2017. Chaired by the bank’s Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed, the function was attended by the bank’s Executive Presidents, Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Sahu took over as the Regional Director last year in June. Prior to his posting at […]

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Police arrests two persons, recovers banned medicinal plants (Patri)

Police arrests two persons, recovers banned medicinal plants (Patri)

Ganderbal: Acting on a tip off, a police party of Police Station Safapora headed by SHO Safapora SI Mudasir Zaroo laid a naka near Kondabal link road. During naka checking two persons namely Bashir Ahmad lone son of Maqbool lone resident of Chittergul Kangan and Rafiq Magray son of Ghulam Ahmad Magray resident of Badampora, […]

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Mirwaiz remains under house arrest 

Mirwaiz remains under house arrest 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq remained under house arrest to bar him from delivering Friday sermon at historic Jamia Masjid, a spokesman of the amalgam said. Mirwaiz was placed under house at his Nigeen residence here on Thursday evening and the spokesman termed it “vindictive, unjustified and undemocratic” on part of the authorities. “It is highly […]

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Boy injured by pellets in Nowhatta, admitted in SMHS

Boy injured by pellets in Nowhatta, admitted in SMHS

Srinagar: A young boy was injured in old city on Friday has been admitted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital. Aged between 14-15 years, and identified as Mudassir Ahmad s.o Farooq Ahmad of Zoonimar Soura has recieved pellets all over body, sources said. “The boy is injured and is undergoing medication,” Medical Superintendent Saleem Tak […]

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Shutdown, Clashes in Sopore on Friday

Shutdown, Clashes in Sopore on Friday

Sopore:  A complete shutdown was observed in north Kashmir’s Sopore town for third consecutive day, on Friday, after killing of a local militant Qayoom Najar on Line of control while trying to infiltrate with all business establishments including public transport was off the roads. Protests broke out after Friday prayers at old Jamia Masjid area. Youth […]

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Saudi Arabia women authorized to issue fatwas for the first time

Saudi Arabia women authorized to issue fatwas for the first time

RIYADH: Female Muftis of Saudi Arabia have been allowed to issue fatwas following a vote in the Shoura Council of the Kingdom. The recommendation to open independent sections for women in the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta, only governmental body authorized to issue fatwas, was made by one of its members during its […]

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Braid cutting: Police announces Rs 3 lakh cash reward for info

Braid cutting: Police announces Rs 3 lakh cash reward for info

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for “credible information” about those involved in braid chopping incidents in Kashmir Valley To speed up the investigation process, police said, Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have also been constituted in every district headquarters of the Valley. “The person who will give […]

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Deadly stampede at footbridge in Mumbai leaves 22 dead

Deadly stampede at footbridge in Mumbai leaves 22 dead

Mumbai: At least 22 people died in a stampede on Friday on a foot overbridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations in Mumbai. Reports said the deadly stampede happened after commuters pushed and jostled on railway bridge in morning rush hour. While cause of the stampede not immediately known police is investigating the case.

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Will check if Petrol pumps are tampering with metres, Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali

Will check if Petrol pumps are tampering with metres, Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali

INS Special corresponded Suhail Punjabi caught up with Consumer affairs Minister Choudhary Zulfikar Ali and had a quick chat with him. INS: People are skeptic about the Petrol pumps, thinking that they are duping them, like that of happened in Uttar Pradesh. And people also alleged that some petrol pumps in Srinagar are tampering with the machine? […]

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Defence Minister arrives in Srinagar, will visit forward posts in North Kashmir

Defence Minister arrives in Srinagar, will visit forward posts in North Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reached Srinagar to take stock of the security situation on the borders, on Friday. This is the first visit of Sitharaman to J&K as Defence minister of India early this month. Sitharaman is accompanied by Army chief General Bipin Rawat and according to reports she will be visiting […]

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Govt wakes up to easy acquittals of drug offenders 

Govt wakes up to easy acquittals of drug offenders 

Srinagar: As large number of drug offenders secure acquittal on technical grounds, the Jammu and Kashmir government has asked its investigators to strictly adhere to the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) formulated by the State Crime Branch. “It has been observed that in several cases, […]

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Muharram processions: Restrictions in parts of city

Muharram processions: Restrictions in parts of city

By Faisal Shabir Srinagar: In wake of the commemoration of Karbala tragedy restrictions have been imposed in Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gung, Dalgate and Abi Guzar areas of the city and no Muharram Processions would be allowed in these areas. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer  Ahmad Khan told INS that there would be restrictions in […]

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CRPF constable commits suicide

CRPF constable commits suicide

Srinagar: Head constable with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Constable committed suicide at Grid Station Pampore on Friday. Police officials Identicied as A. K. Dass of E/110 Battalion of CRPF posted at Grid station and said he committed suicide by his service Insas Rifle. The reason behind his act are still unknown. Police have registered […]

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Braid chopping in Bandipora

Braid chopping in Bandipora

Bandipora: A 5th standard girl student became new victim of braid chopping, in Bandipora on Thursday. Identified as Ifat Farooq D/o Farooq Ahmed Wani, was found unconscious in her house at Nathpora Ward 14 after she returned from school. Father of victim told that said that he found her ‘unconscious on veranda’. “After waking her, […]

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Qayoom re-elected Bar president, Shaheen General Secretary 

Qayoom re-elected Bar president, Shaheen General Secretary 

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association re-elected Mian Abdul Qayoom as president. Qayoom defeated Nazir Ahmad Ronga in a direct contest on Thursday. In all, 12 candidates were in fray for various posts of the lawyers’ body.  The elections were originally scheduled on September 7 but were deferred for today because of the issuance of notice […]

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Sports Council to replicate Australian sports model in JK: Prof Mattoo

Sports Council to replicate Australian sports model in JK: Prof Mattoo

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo thursday said J&K Sports Council is in process of replicating Australian Sports model to nourish various sports in the State. Prof. Mattoo was chairing a high level meeting with the delegates from Deaken University Australia at SKICC on perspective planning in sports, sports management, sports policy and […]

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Mehbooba expresses grief over passing away of M L Fotedar

Mehbooba expresses grief over passing away of M L Fotedar

  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the passing away of veteran Congress leader, Makhan Lal Fotedar who expired today in Gurugram, Haryana. In her condolence message, the Chief Minister described the late leader as a repository of the political history of the State and the country whose loss would be difficult […]

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HN Wanchoo trust mulling to expand night ambulance services

HN Wanchoo trust mulling to expand night ambulance services

Srinagar: HN Wanchoo trust today held a Seminar regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Kothi Bagh Girls Higher Secondary School (KBGHSS) which was organized by one of the leading event management company Space communication. “The trust has started free Night ambulance service in three districts and with hope we are expanding it to other districts. […]

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Intelligent lights to curb traffic congestion

Intelligent lights to curb traffic congestion

SRINAGAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar (ADC), Purnima Mittal Thursday convened a meeting to review the preparation of District Road Safety Action Plan (DRSAP) for the City. RTO Kashmir, SP Traffic, Executive Engineers of R&B, SMC & PDD, Principals of Educational Institutions, Representatives of NGOs and other concerned officers were present in this meeting. The meeting was […]

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Timely transportation of horticulture produce will fetch good returns: Basharat Bukhari

Timely transportation of horticulture produce will fetch good returns: Basharat Bukhari

SRINAGAR: In connection with direction passed by the Minister for Horticulture Syed Basharat Bukhari in a recent meeting regarding making Jawahar tunnel operational round the clock during fruit season, Inspector General of J&K Traffic Police today assigned tasks to concerned police officers to ensure smooth, safe and timely transportation of horticulture industry produce to outside […]

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249 teachers relieved from Booth Level Officer duty in Rajouri

249 teachers relieved from Booth Level Officer duty in Rajouri

RAJOURI:  District Administration, Rajouri has removed more 86 teachers from duty and assignment of  (BLOs) taking the total number of teachers relieved so far to 249. The move is aimed at sparing the teachers from additional burden and enabling them to concentrate on improving education system in the schools. The process has been started for […]

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Works Minister cautions against encroachments, soil cutting, destruction of Karewas

Works Minister cautions against encroachments, soil cutting, destruction of Karewas

SRINAGAR: Calling for whole hearted efforts to save unique geographical formations in Kashmir, Minister for public works Naeem Akhtar today said that government will take stringent steps against people involved in cutting of soil and encroachments around roads in the state. The expressed his anguish at the destruction of Karewas at many places around the […]

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Altaf Bukhari inaugurates Flower Mandi Complex

Altaf Bukhari inaugurates Flower Mandi Complex

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari inaugurated the renovated Flower Mandi Complex at Rajbagh. The Minister was informed that Flower Mandi has been set up for the flower growers of Kashmir valley where they can market their products. On the occasion the flower growers from various districts had set up their stalls for […]

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Mehbooba disburses financial assistance among pellet victims

Mehbooba disburses financial assistance among pellet victims

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday disbursed financial assistance among a group of victims of pellet injuries who suffered injuries during the law and order situations in the Valley last year. This is the second group of injured victims who were provided financial assistance by the Chief Minister today. A group of 17 visually impaired […]

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Chief Minister condemns killing of Rameez Parray

Chief Minister condemns killing of Rameez Parray

  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of off-duty Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, Rameez Ahmad Parray at his home in Hajin area of Bandipora district late last night. Mufti said that it is unfortunate that he was killed when he had come home to join his family in his off time. She said […]

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Parveena Ahanger and Parvez Imroz awarded Rafto prize 2017

Parveena Ahanger and Parvez Imroz awarded Rafto prize 2017

Parveena Ahangar and noted human rights lawyer, Parvez Imroz have been awarded this year’s Rafto Prize award. Rafto organisation said the Rafto Prize for 2017 is awarded to “human rights defenders” Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz, ‘who have spent decades campaigning for basic human rights in the Indian state of jammu and kashmir’. It further […]

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New batch of lady Constables will strengthen Police Stations, Women Cells: DGP

New batch of lady Constables will strengthen Police Stations, Women Cells: DGP

Udhamour: 140 lady Constables joining the force which will help us in strengthening the existing Police Stations in the State and also Women Cells opened in some other towns of the State, Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid said on thursday. Vaid was speaking on a passing out parade of 140 lady Constables held at […]

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LeT’s Mehmood bhai behind killing of BSF constable, DIG north Kashmir

LeT’s Mehmood bhai behind killing of BSF constable, DIG north Kashmir

Baramulla: Lashkar e Taiba, LeT, commander Mehmood Bhai carried out the killing of off-duty Border Security Force (BSF) Constable Ramiz Ahmad Parray, DIG North Kashmir Nitish Kumar Thursday. Parray was shot by suspected militants inside his home last night while four of his family members were injured in the shooting. Kumar was talking to journalists in […]

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Defence Minister to visit Valley

Defence Minister to visit Valley

Srinagar: The first full fledged woman Defence Minister of India,  Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Srinagar on September 29 and Siachen on September 30. Reports said that Sitharaman will take stock of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The visit will be  Sitharaman’s first visit to the state after assuming office of the ministry.

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‘9 am to 3 pm’ is new timing for schools in the valley

‘9 am to 3 pm’ is new timing for schools in the valley

Srinagar: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm is the new timing for schools in the valley authorities on Thursday announced. Director School Education Kashmir ordered that new school timings, government as well as recognized Private schools within in the Municipal limits of Srinagar City; shall be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and in the areas falling […]

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Er Rashid summoned by NIA

Er Rashid summoned by NIA

Srinagar:  MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid has been summoned by the NIA for questioning. Rashid has been called for questioning on October 3. Rashid the first mainstream politician to be summoned by the National 7Investigation Agency in the case related to alleged funding to subversive activities case.

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Central University students protest over NIA summon to KU scholar

Central University students protest over NIA summon to KU scholar

Srinagar: Students at Central University Kashmir Thursday protested against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) quizzing Kashmir University Scholar Aala Fazli at its Head Quarters in Delhi. Aala was summoned by federal agency on September 25. Scores raised slogans in the University premises at Nowgam, Srinagar and marched upto Nowgam Chowk on the Highway.

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Major fire engulfs shopping complex in Ganderbal

Major fire engulfs shopping complex in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Major fire engulfed a shopping complex at Duderhama in Ganderbal, Thursday, damaging several shops but timely intervension put off the ablaze saving other shops including JK bank and ellaqaui dehati bank. Fire broke out in a shopping complex at Tawheed Chowk Duderhama. “Rooftop of J&K Bank was damaged in the fire,” eye witnesses told […]

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Mirwaiz put under house detention

Mirwaiz put under house detention

Srinagar: Barring Hurriyat conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from attending seminar, authorities put him under house arrest on Thursday. “Placed under #HouseArrest as i was about to leave for a seminar at Geelani Sb’s house to pay tributes to #ImamHussain(RA)& MartyrsOfKarbala,” Mirwaiz tweeted. Mirwaiz was among the speakers at Hurriyat conference (G) organised seminar […]

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Tral mourns death of a civilian, shutdown observed

Tral mourns death of a civilian, shutdown observed

Tral: All business establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads as Tral observes shutdown today mourning  death of a civilian injured in the recent grenade blast. 35 years old Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh resident of Tral-e-Payeen was critically injured in a grenade blast on September 21 and and succumbed to injuries on Wednesday afternoon, […]

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CASO launched in Hajin area

CASO launched in Hajin area

Hajin:Cordon and search operation has been launched by government forces in Shahgund village of Bandipora district on Thursday. Sources said that 13 RR and Police launched a CASO in twin villages Gund Boon and Shahgund area fallowing the inputs about the presence of militants in the area. Details awaited .

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BSF constable, on leave, killed in Bandipora

BSF constable, on leave, killed in Bandipora

Srinagar: Suspected militants killed a constable with paramilitary BSF at his residence at Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday night. Besides the BSF constable, Rameez Ahmad Parray who had returned home on leave from Rajasthan, the militants also injured his brother, Mumtaz Ahmad Parray. The militants barged inside their home at Parray […]

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JRL warns ‘appropriate response’ against summoning of ‘60 students’ by NIA  

JRL warns ‘appropriate response’ against summoning of ‘60 students’ by NIA  

Srinagar: Stating that the state authorities have “surpassed all limits”, Joint Resistance Leadership on Wednesday warned “appropriate response in consultation with other quarters” against summoning of “sixty more students” by National Investigation Agency. While denouncing the NIA for extending the judicial remand of incarcerated Huriyat leaders till October 17 and issuing fresh summons to the sixty more students, the […]

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Unveil those behind braid chopping: Hurriyat (M)  

Unveil those behind braid chopping: Hurriyat (M)  

 Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday expressed concern over the growing incidents of braid chopping in several parts of Kashmir Valley, particularly in south Kashmir, and demanded those behind “immoral and criminal activities” should be exposed before public. A spokesman of the amalgam said that such “inhuman and degraded acts” are […]

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No ban on Muharram processions in Kashmir: Baseer Khan

No ban on Muharram processions in Kashmir: Baseer Khan

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday said that there was no ban on the Muharram processions in Kashmir.  Reacting to a report, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Khan, said it has been already made clear at various levels that all the traditional Muharram processions would be allowed “as per the past practice” for which requisite arrangements […]

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No mention of Kashmir in BJP’s resolution ‘unfortunate’: NC    

No mention of Kashmir in BJP’s resolution ‘unfortunate’: NC    

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Wednesday termed as “unfortunate” the “conspicuous omission of J&K centric peace initiatives” in the political resolution passed recently at ruling BJP National Executive meeting in New Delhi. Reiterating that dialogue was the only way forward to address political issues of Jammu and Kashmir, JKNC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi […]

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Students claim ‘syllabus not completed’, officials say ‘exams will happen’

Students claim ‘syllabus not completed’, officials say ‘exams will happen’

Muzamil Shah   Srinagar: Students from different colleges demand postpone of  4th semester examinations claiming their syllabus is incomplete while officials say ‘they have completed’.   A delegation of students of Degree College Nawa Kadal, Bemina degree college, Amar Singh college told INS that university of Kashmir has scheduled 4th semester examinations of B.com and other streams […]

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Tourism graduates demand implementation of Rehbar e Seyahat scheme

Tourism graduates demand implementation of Rehbar e Seyahat scheme

Srinagar: On World Tourism day unemployed tourism graduates protested on Wednesday here, demanding implementation of Rehbar e Seyahat scheme . The protest was organised by All Jammu and Kashmir Unemployed Tourism Professional Association ( JKUTPA). Protesting graduates demanded the implementation of Rehbar-e- Seyahat in the tourism department on pattern of Rehbar-e-Taleem, Rehbar-e-Zirat and Rehbar-e- Khel […]

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VIP should give way to ambulances, Naeem Akhter

VIP should give way to ambulances, Naeem Akhter

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Very Important Persons, escort persons and other protected persons should provide way to ambulances, it is the matter of life, Minister of Roads and Buildings, Naeem Akher said Wednesday. Akhter was speaking while flagging off Ambulance is priority campaign organised by Trumboo Cement Industries in coordination with Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police Department, Government Medical […]

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Govt transfers 4 cops; V K Birdi is DIG north Kashmir  

Govt transfers 4 cops; V K Birdi is DIG north Kashmir  

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesdayordered transfer of four senior police officers with Vidhi Kumar Birdi (IPS) posted as DIG, North Kashmir Range,  with immediate effect. According to a government order, Nitish Kumar (IPS; JK: 1999), IGP, who was looking after the assignment of DIG, NKR, Baramulla, has been transferred and asked to […]

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2008 SASB agitation: SHRC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation to NOKs of dead in Aloosa B’pora 

2008 SASB agitation: SHRC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation to NOKs of dead in Aloosa B’pora 

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has recommended compensation of Rs five lakh each to next of kin (NOK) of those killed in “army firing” at Bandipora district’s Paribal Aloosa area during 2008 agitation, triggered by the transfer of state land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board by then PDP-Congress government. While police says four persons […]

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Protests erupt in IUST over NIA summon to KU scholar

Protests erupt in IUST over NIA summon to KU scholar

After Kashmir University students of  Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Wednesday protested against summining of KU scholar, Ala Fazili. IUST campus reverberated with anti NIA slogans as students marched inside campus. Fazili is pursuing phd in pharmacy department of KU and was summoned to Delhi HQ of federal agency. Students demanded immediate end […]

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Protests in KU for second consecutive day against NIA summon to scholar

Protests in KU for second consecutive day against NIA summon to scholar

Srinagar: Protests rocked Kashmir University on second consecutive day against NIA summoning of varsity scholar to Delhi. Boycotting classwork, students of different faculties took out protest march. Ala Fazili, a phd scholar was summoned by NIA on friday to its Delhi headquarter for investigation. Banned Kashmir University Students Union on tuesday threatened to launch state […]

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India Pakistan army trade gunfire

India Pakistan army trade gunfire

India  Pakistan traded gunfire on Wednesday along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. with mortars and small arms fire, army said. “Pakistan  used small arms, automatic and mortars from 0815 hours in Poonch and Bhimbher Gali sectors along the Line of Control (LoC)”, media reports said qouting army spokesman.