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Mirwaiz placed under house arrest 

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest 

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday evening placed Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest at his Nigeen residence Srinagar, a spokesman of the amalgam said. The action follows announcement of curbs within the jurisdiction of five police stations including Nowhatta, housing the historic Jamia Masjid where Mirwaiz delivers Friday sermon. The government has also ordered closure of […]

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TCI T20 CRICKET TOURNAMENT: Wonderboyz win, Valleyboys defeated by 49 runs

TCI T20 CRICKET TOURNAMENT:  Wonderboyz win, Valleyboys defeated by 49 runs

Ganderbal: Wonderboyz blues triumphed over Valleyboyz, after the latter failed to chase the set target of 144 runs and lost the match by 49 runs. The toss was won Wonderboyz and they decided to bat first, setting the total run score of 144. Shahid Ahmad, with a brilliant bowling spell, did not let the batting […]

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Killing of Abu Ismael has created a vacuum in LeT leadership, IGP Muneer Khan

Killing of Abu Ismael has created a vacuum in LeT leadership, IGP Muneer Khan

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: The killing of top Lashkar e taiba commander Abu Ismael has created a vaccum in the LeT leadership, said Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan on Thursday. The IGP was speaking over a presser at after, what IG CRPF called ‘crisp operation’ in which two militants including Abu Ismael was killed. […]

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FSSA J&K bans ‘Grorich’ health suplement

FSSA J&K bans ‘Grorich’ health suplement

Srinagar: Food safety and standard authority of Jammu and Kashmir banned health supplement product namely Grorich. According the report a sample was taken in Kulgam District of said product bearing lot no. G-1025, manufactured by M/S utility Pharmaceuticals, Solan (HP) was lifted and send to national Anti-Doping Agency for Quality opinion. The National Anti-Doping agency […]

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As things pan out, AoA between PDP, BJP non-existent:  Omar 

As things pan out, AoA between PDP, BJP non-existent:  Omar 

Srinagar: National Conference Working President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said that it become evident that Agenda of Alliance ( AoA), a “holy” document forming basis of coalition between BJP and PDP doesn’t exist at all. Addressing one day delegate session in Baramulla, Omar questioned the PDP-BJP government for what he called “complicity in jeopardizing […]

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Mehbooba Mufti disburses financial assistance among visually impaired pellet victims

Mehbooba Mufti disburses financial assistance among visually impaired pellet victims

  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday disbursed financial assistance among the victims who lost their eyesight due to pellet injuries in the valley. “The 17 visually impaired victims who were provided financial assistance today were affected due to injuries during law and order situations last year,” government spokesman said. The spokesman added that the […]

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Kamran Yousuf case: Press Council of India issues notice to NIA, J&K Police

Kamran Yousuf case: Press Council of India issues notice to NIA, J&K Police

Srinagar: The Press Council of India (PCI), Thursday issued a notice to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), J&K police and other state officials  while taking a suo moto cognizance regarding the arrest of freelance photo journalist. “Reply statement to this notice may please be filed within two weeks from the date of receipt of this […]

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Govt forms monitoring committee to control dog population in J&K 

Govt forms monitoring committee to control dog population in J&K 

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday constituted state level implementation and monitoring committee to control the population of stray animals, mainly, dogs in the state. Headed by Administrative Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, the committee has been tasked to issue guidelines to grip, carry from one place to another, arrange living place, sterilization and […]

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CS-led panel to formulate annual tribal sub-plan

CS-led panel to formulate annual tribal sub-plan

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday formed an executive committee for appraisal of perspective documents and schemes of different departments for inclusion in the annual Tribal Sub Plan (TSP). Headed by Chief Secretary, the 15-member executive committee has been tasked to ensure the formulation of Annual Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) in proportion of the Scheduled Tribe […]

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LeT commander,Abu Ismail, among 2 militants killed in Nowgam  

LeT commander,Abu Ismail, among 2 militants killed in Nowgam  

Srinagar: A top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba was among two militants killed in a brief gunfight with government forces at Nowgam in outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday. Reports said that a joint team of police’s Special Operation Group and army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation at Nowgam’s Aribagh area following a specific input about the […]

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Mirwaiz welcomes Amnesty International report on pellet victims

Mirwaiz welcomes Amnesty International report on pellet victims

Srinagar: Day after Amnesty International released its report on use of Pellet guns in Kashmir valley, chief cleric and chairman Hurriyat conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq ‘welcomed the report’, on Thursday. Mirwaiz took to social media networking website Twitter expressing his views. “Kashmir welcomes amnesty report calling for immediate ban on pellet guns, trial of […]

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Drug Controller Department failed society in checking easy availability of psychotropic drugs, CSFK

Drug Controller Department failed society in checking easy availability of psychotropic drugs, CSFK

Srinagar: Urging government to support in opening rehabilitation centres, Civil Society Forum Kashmir (CSFK), Thursday, demanded curb on free availability and sale of psychotropic drugs. There are currently only two de-addiction centres one is with Psychiatric disease hospital and other is police de-addiction centre. “Health department has fully failed society in checking and controlling free availability & sale of […]

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Pursuing’ matter on simple approach lighting system at airport: AAI, AF

Pursuing’ matter on simple approach lighting system at airport: AAI, AF

 Srinagar: Airports Authority of India and Air Force are pursuing the issue of setting up a Simple Approach Lighting System within 300 meters of land at Srinagar International airport, Jammu and Kashmir High Court was informed during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Budgam also submitted the survey data of the […]

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Kashmir lawyers begin strike against fresh NIA summon to Mian Qayoom

Kashmir lawyers begin strike against fresh NIA summon to Mian Qayoom

 Srinagar: The work in court was affected as lawyers, mainly members of Kashmir High Court Bar Association, stayed away from the proceedings in Kashmir Valley on Thursday. The call for the strike was given by the lawyers body to protest the fresh summon to its president Mian Abdul Qayoom by National Investigation Agency regarding a case […]

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Govt to make online payment for advertisements

Govt to make online payment for advertisements

 Srinagar: The State Government on Thursday announced that it will make online payment for advertisements to ensure transparency. “In order to streamline the payments and to ensure transparency, it is hereby ordered that hence forth all the payments on account of government advertisements shall be made by the respective Joint Directors, Jammu/ Kashmir online within a period […]

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On Sep 16, Aabha Hanjura will perform by the banks of Dal

On Sep 16, Aabha Hanjura will perform by the banks of Dal

SRINAGAR: J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) is orgainsing a maiden musical show ‘Saaz-e-Kashmir’ by budding Kashmiri sufi and folk artist Aabha Hanjura at SKICC lawns on 16 September 2017. According to a spokesman of JKAACL, the entry to the concert will be only by invitation. Pertinently, Aabha Hanjura gave up her lucrative job […]

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25 people die in fire incident in Malaysia

25 people die in fire incident in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Twenty-five people, mostly students were killed in a fire incident Malaysian religious school, on Thursday. Officials, reports said, called it one of the country’s worst fire disasters for years. Fire brokeout before dawn in the two-storey building, Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, located in the centre of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Firefighters rushed to the […]

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Collegium recommends 5 judges for HC

Collegium recommends 5 judges for HC

Srinagar: The Supreme Court High Court Collegium has recommended four lawyers, two each from Kashmir and Jammu, besides a judicial officer for appointment as judges of the highest court in the state. Official sources said that the collegium, a panel of senior judges headed by Chief Justice of the high court, has recommended advocates Nazir […]

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Geelani calls pro-Indian politicians ‘double dealers’

Geelani calls pro-Indian politicians ‘double dealers’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday called pro-Indian politicians as “double dealers” and accused them of raising “hue and cry” on Articles 370 and 35A to “retain and grab power corridors.” “The role played by pro-Indian political parties, including National Conference, Congress, PDP and others during the recent people’s uprising against […]

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AI for ban on pellet use, impartial probe into casualties due to it in Kashmir

AI for ban on pellet use, impartial probe into casualties due to it in Kashmir

Srinagar: Amnesty International India on Wednesday called for an “immediate ban” on use of pellets and asked the state government to initiate prompt, independent and impartial civilian investigations into all incidents where the use of munitions led to deaths or injuries to establish whether arbitrary or excessive force was used in Kashmir Valley. In a […]

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Govt nod to deputation of Gillani to Hungary on FTF consultation

Govt nod to deputation of Gillani to Hungary on FTF consultation

Srinagar: The State government on accorded sanction to deputation of Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani (IPS) to Executive Forum on Foreign Terrorist Fighters Consultation. According to a government order, the sanction is subjected to clearances of concerned Ministries of Government of India. Gillani, the Director Vigilance Organization, J&K, has deputed for attending “ATA-SCA16EFFTFCOI”, Executive Forum on […]

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Better visibility for air traffic: HC ordered re-location, Govt closes 51 brick kilns  

Better visibility for air traffic: HC ordered re-location, Govt closes 51 brick kilns  

Budgam: The state government on Wednesday said that it has closed down 51 brick Kilns located ahead of runway (31) of the Srinagar airport which was adding to the reduced visibility during the months of October to March. “In adhering the Court’s direction regarding relocation of Brick Kiln located around the Airport, so that the visibility particularly […]

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Govt forms technical monitoring panel on bovine breeding projects

Govt forms technical monitoring panel on bovine breeding projects

Srinagar: The State Government on Wednesday constituted a technical monitoring committee to regularly review the implementation of bovine breeding projects in the state. The projects are being implemented under Central Sector Scheme of National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBDD)—National Programme for Bovine Breeding (NPBB), National Mission for Bovine Productivity (NMBP) and Rashtriya […]

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Wanted for motivating youth to join Hizb ul Mujahideen, Ishtiyaq arrested

Wanted for motivating youth to join Hizb ul Mujahideen, Ishtiyaq arrested

Baramulla: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested ‘motivator, instigator of Hizb ul Mujahideen’. He has been identified as Ishtiaq Ahmed wani s/o Farooq Ahmed Wani R/o Goushbugh Pattan, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police sources said that case FIR No 165 /2017 under sections of 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sec 506 RPC […]

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16 J&K Armed Police personnel injured by pellets, Amnesty International

16 J&K Armed Police personnel injured by pellets, Amnesty International

Srinagar: 16 Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police personnel where injured by the pellet guns in Kupwara during 2016, Amnesty International India, said on Wednesday. AI India released report on Pellet Victims in Kashmir, in Srinagar. The report titled “Losing Sight In Kashmir–The Impact of Pellet -Firing Shotguns”, features details of 88 victims. Some of whom […]

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Singapore gets first woman president, Halima Yacob

Singapore gets first woman president, Halima Yacob

Singapore: Singapore got its first woman president, Halimah Yacob, who was the only candidate who met the requirements for the presidential elections. Halima, a 63-year-old Muslim of Malay descent, will take her oath of office on Thursday. Halima, accompanied by her husband called for unity in a speech delivered in English and Malay. The mother […]

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Two persons injured in road accident at Vessu Qazigund

Two persons injured in road accident at Vessu Qazigund

Kousar Gull Qazigund: Two persons were injured in an accident at Vessu Qazigund near Migrant colony on Srinagar-Jammu highway in South  Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The injured, identified as Firdous Ahmad Shiekh son of Abdul Rehman Shiekh 20, and Amir Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat 22, residents of Check-i-Badwani Qazigund, were hospitalized. Qazigund police […]

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‘Jai-Hind’ not ‘present sir/ma’am’ to mark attendance in Madhya Pradesh schools

‘Jai-Hind’ not ‘present sir/ma’am’ to mark attendance in Madhya Pradesh schools

Madhya Pradesh: In Madhya Pradesh to mark attendance students will not have to say ‘Present Sir/Ma’am’ but ‘Jai Hind’, the state government will make it mandatory from November 1. The first district to practice this will be Satna, from October 1, a month before saying ‘Jai Hind’ for attendance is made compulsory across the state. […]

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Three injured in an accident in Baramulla

Three injured in an accident in Baramulla

Baramulla: Three persons were injured, on Wednesday, after the car they were travelling in, met with an accident at Wussan crossing in Baramulla district. Identified as Abdul Gaffar Palla, Mohd Sultan Palla and Abdul Rashid Palla, they have been hospitalized. The trio are the residents of Kulhama Tangmarg.

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Policeman injured after accidental fire

Policeman injured after accidental fire

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A police constable received injuries after his service rifle went off accidentally at Police Training School PTS, Manigam in Ganderbal district, on Wednesday. Station House officer Ganderbal Tariq Ahmad told INS that the injured cop is a head constable Farooq Ahmad Belt no 10/PTS and is posted at PTS Manigam. “He was cleaning […]

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Noted poet Muhammad Ahsan Ahsa no more, Hajin mourns

Noted poet Muhammad Ahsan Ahsa no more, Hajin mourns

Hajin: Noted poet Muhammad Ahsan Ahsa, breathed his last after brief illness in Srinagar. He was 86. Ahsan was hospitalised following the complaint of chest pain. He is survived by his wife and a son.

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Six students, driver injured in an accident of School Van at Batote

Six students, driver injured in an accident of School Van at Batote

Batote: Six students and a driver were injured after the school van met with an accident at Bagu Nullah, Batore on Wednesday. “The school van was carrying students of KV school Chenani from Batote to Chenani, when it collided with a Laura Vehicle  comming from opposite side  at Bagu Nullah, Batote,” reports said. The driver […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi a cruel women says Khamenei over Rohingya Muslims persecution

Aung San Suu Kyi a cruel women says Khamenei over Rohingya Muslims persecution

Iran: In one of the sharp criticism on Myanmar government Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi a ‘cruel woman. In a speech in Tehran, Khamenei said that situation and persecution of Rohingya Muslims marks the “death of the Nobel Peace Prize”. “A cruel government, at the top of which […]

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Sgr-Jmu highway remains closed for second day

Sgr-Jmu highway remains closed for second day

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for second consecutive day, on Wednesday,  after landslides occurred on the landslide prone zones of highway. “In view of the narrow width of the NHW at Modh Passi (Udhampur) where damage has been caused to the road and a bridge due to occuring of landslide on 11.09.2017, plying of heavy motor […]

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NIA summons Bar Prez again, lawyers to go on strike from Sept 14

NIA summons Bar Prez again, lawyers to go on strike from Sept 14

Srinagar: As National Investigation Agency has summoned Kashmir High Court Bar Association president Mian Qayoom to New Delhi again, the lawyers’ body on Tuesday announced to go on strike from September 14 A spokesman of the Bar association said a general body meeting of its members was held in the High Court Bar Complex on […]

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2 burglars held after hot chase, gold items worth Rs 10 lakh recovered

2 burglars held after hot chase, gold items worth Rs 10 lakh recovered

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two burglars in Srinagar after a hot chase on Tuesday and recovered gold items worth Rs 10 lakh from them. A police official told INS Amir Ahmed Zargar son Altaf Zargar of Deviangan Mukhdoomsahib and Manzoor Ahmed Bhat alias sonu and sunda son of Muhammad Rafiq Bhat […]

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The Public Health Center Gutlibagh even lacks ECG, X-Ray equipment, locals aghast

The Public Health Center Gutlibagh even lacks ECG, X-Ray equipment, locals aghast

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Established 2013 Primary Health Center Gutlibagh in district Ganderbal still fails to provide quality health care as it lacks basic facilities, even X-ray machine is un available. The PHC was established to cater to a huge population of more ten thousand people, to say-Gutlibagh, Baba-Wayi, Warpush, and adjoining forest areas including large […]

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Pak will have to stop ‘ceasefire violations’ sooner or later: Rajnath 

Pak will have to stop ‘ceasefire violations’ sooner or later: Rajnath 

 (pic by Zargar Zahoor) Jammu: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that Pakistan will have to stop ceasefire violations “sooner or later”. Concluding 4-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Rajnath claimed that Pakistan has violated ceasefire on more than 400 times in recent years. Addressing a press conference in Jammu, Rajnath Singh said that the […]

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Rohingya’s could pose a security threat, Rajnath Singh

Rohingya’s could pose a security threat, Rajnath Singh

Jammu: Rohingya Muslims who have migrated to India could pose security threat to India, this was stated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. “Rohingyas are illegal immigrants. Security threat can’t be ruled out,” said Rajnath while responding to a question in Jammu on the deportation of Rohingya Muslims who have taken shelter in […]

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Rajnath’s assurance on Art 35A has scotched every apprehension: NC 

Rajnath’s assurance on Art 35A has scotched every apprehension: NC 

Jammu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s assurance on Article 35A has “scotched every apprehension”, senior leader of opposition National Conference said. The National Conference also advocated regional autonomy to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh as a way forward to “satiate aspirations” of the people in three ‘distinct’ regions of the State. “We strongly believe that autonomy to […]

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Mughal road case: Govt orders inquiry into delay in appointing arbitrators 

Mughal road case: Govt orders inquiry into delay in appointing arbitrators 

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has ordered an inquiry into delay and negligence in appointment of arbitrators in a case on Mughal road project. According to an order, the government appointment Hirdesh Kumar (IAS), Commissioner Secretary Housing & Urban Development Department as the Inquiry officer to enquire into the delay/negligence in appointment of arbitrators […]

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UN security council to hold emergency meeting on Rohingya Muslim crisis

UN security council to hold emergency meeting on Rohingya Muslim crisis

After United Nation’s  human rights chief warning that “ethnic cleansing” is taking place in Myanmar, UN Security Council is going to hold an urgent meeting on Rohingya crisis. Zeid Ra’ad, the UN’s high commissioner for human rights, accused Myanmar government of acting in a “clearly disproportionate” manner, “without regards for basic principles of international law”, […]

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HC orders govt to shift secretary, DGM J&K Housing Board 

HC orders govt to shift secretary, DGM J&K Housing Board 

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department to post present Secretary Ram Pal Sharma and DGM Aftab Rashid Pandit of J&K Housing Board to some other posts of their grade and cadre in some other department till the completion of departmental enquiry against them. A division […]

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Release Kamran yousuf immediately, Kashmir Editors Guild

Release Kamran yousuf immediately, Kashmir Editors Guild

Srinagar: Expressing serious concerns over the continuous detention of freelance photographer Kamran Yousuf by NIA, Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Tuesday, demanded his immediate release. Yousuf has been arrested by NIA without giving reasons which doesn’t  match the set legal norms prevalent in any democratic setup, KEG spokesman said in a statement issued to press. […]

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Accident: Qazigund Youth succumbs to injuries five day’s at SKIMS

Accident: Qazigund Youth succumbs to injuries five day’s at SKIMS

Kousar Gull Qazigund: After battling for life for five days,  Qazigund youth succumbed to his injuries at Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Science SKIMS Soura on Tuesday. Identified as Mohammad Lateef Mir, son of Ghulam Nabi Mir resident of Chandian Pajan Qazigund, had met an accident on a motorbike at Damjan on Srinagar-Jammu highway […]

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Interview: Garbage dumping site at Achan one of the best in the country, Shafqat Khan

Interview: Garbage dumping site at Achan one of the best in the country, Shafqat Khan

 Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) commissioner Dr Shafqat Khan in conversation with INS corresponded Faisal Shabbir.     We have one of the best systems for the disposal of solid waste at Achan. Infact this site  has been adjudged as one of the best in the country. We are making use of the latest technology of […]

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Sgr-Jmu highway shut due to massive landslides

Sgr-Jmu highway shut due to massive landslides

Srinagar: Srinagar Jammu highway has been shut for vehicular movement, on Tuesday after landslides, over the 300km road, the only land connectivity of the valley with India.   Traffic police Tuesday said that the road is blocked due to ‘occurring of landslide at Modh Passi (Udhampur)’. “Therefore, no movement of any sort of traffic shall […]

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Father, Son detained in Hajin during CASO

Father, Son detained in Hajin during CASO

Bandipora: Father, son were detained by Government forces during Cordon And Search Operation in Vijpara village fo Hajin Hajin in Bandipora district. Residents of bonpora, Vijpara, they have been identified as Muhammad Ayoub Lone and his son Yawar Lone, sources said. Sources said, Army’s 13 RR unit, SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF […]

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Kulgam shuts for second day after militants killing

Kulgam shuts for second day after militants killing

Kulgam: All shops , business establishments and educational institutions are closed in Kulgam for second consecutive day, while public transport is off the roads. A shutdown is being observed in Kulgam after two militants- Dawood Ahmad Allai of Hawoora and Sayar Ahmad Wani of Wanpora- were killed during a gunfight in Khudwani area of the […]

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SSB issues tentative calendar, sets Jan deadline for recruitments

SSB issues tentative calendar, sets Jan deadline for recruitments

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has on Monday issued a tentative calendar for recruitments against various posts advertised since 2010 to “ensure time-bound selections.” SSB calendar The Board has set January 2018 as tentative deadline for recruitments against the posts already advertised.