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Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra on Monday became the 45th Chief Justice of India, after he took at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Succeeding Chief Justice J S Khehar, Misra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. Misra’s tenure will be of 14 months

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Eighth standard girl student crushed to death, protest ensue

Eighth standard girl student crushed to death, protest ensue

An eighth standard student was crushed to death by a speedy vehicle on Monday. Identified as Sahima of 8th, students of govt.high school Bathindi  are protesting against reckless driving. The protesters are demanding that the driver of the vehicle be brought to justice.

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Dead body found in Qazigund

Dead body found in Qazigund

Dead body was recovered at Khargund area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, sources said. The body was later identified as Amjid Samyal son of Shabir Samyal, a resident of Thana Mandi, Rajouri. Police have taken cognizance into the mysterious death of Amjid, sources said adding there were no marks of any violence on […]

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CASO in several villages of Shopian

CASO in several villages of Shopian

Srinagar: Cordon and Search Operation is underway in several villages of Shopian district in south Kashmir. According to sources the CASO is a joint operation by  Army’s 62 RR and Special Operation Group SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police, The villages, according to reports, under siege include Matribugh, Ronipora, Zoipora, Dangam, Wangam. Similar operation was […]

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Colleges to remain close in Kupwara on Monday

Colleges to remain close in Kupwara on Monday

Srinagar: There will be no classes in higher secondary schools and colleges in Kupwara on Monday as authorities have decided to close these institutions as “preventive measure” for another day following the killing of a youth in alleged fake encounter by forces in the north Kashmir district earlier this week. “Class work in higher secondary […]

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NC to be a party in plea before SC against Art 35A: Omar 

NC to be a party in plea before SC against Art 35A: Omar 

Poonch: National Conference is in touch with top legal luminaries of India with a view to engage a counsel and contest plea against Article 35A in the Supreme Court as a private party, former chief minister and party’s working president  Omar Abdullah announced on Sunday. Addressing a rally of party workers here, Omar accused PDP-led government […]

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‘Dowry death’ of engineer who jumped in Jhelum: Court asks DIG to replace SIT member

‘Dowry death’ of engineer who jumped in Jhelum: Court asks DIG to replace SIT member

Srinagar: A court here has directed Deputy Inspector General, Central Kashmir Range Srinagar, to replace a member of Special Investigation Team, probing the alleged dowry death of an engineer who jumped in Jhelum near Old Zaina Kadal Bridge and her body was recovered in Bandipora district of north Kashmir after 48 days. Chief Judicial Magistrate […]

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Ensure students are not ‘victimised’: HC tells KU’s VC, controller examination

Ensure students are not ‘victimised’: HC tells KU’s VC, controller examination

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Vice Chancellor and Controller of Examination, Kashmir University, to ensure students of LLM, who filed petition before it, are not “victimized”. The direction by a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while disposing of couple petitions filed by seven students of 3rd Semester Batch 2013 […]

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Pulwama DPL gunfight over, 11 dead

Pulwama DPL gunfight over, 11 dead

Srinagar:  The encounter between three Jash-e-Mohammad ‘fidayeens’ and government forces inside district police complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama ended on Sunday. In all, eleven people were killed and include four from police department and as many personnel of paramilitary CRPF besides the militants. At least eight other uniformed personnel, three each from JKP and CRPF […]

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CM strongly condemns killings of police, CRPF men in DPL attack

CM strongly condemns killings of police, CRPF men in DPL attack

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday “strongly condemned” the killing of men from J&K police and paramilitary CRPF in a pre-dawn militant attack at District Police Lines, Pulwama in south Kashmir. In a statement, Mehbooba Mufti said violence of nearly three decades has taken a heavy toll on the people of the State “in […]

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Div Com asks officers to expedite rehabilitation process for Dal dwellers 

Div Com asks officers to expedite rehabilitation process for Dal dwellers 

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Saturday asked concerned authorities to speed up the rehabilitation process for Dal dwellers and clear the pending cases immediately. In order to settle the rehabilitation plan for Dal dwellers, Khan chaired the 106th High Level Committee (HLC) meeting of LAWDA regarding capping of plots. An official spokesman said that […]

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HC grants bail to murder convict who’s in jail for 10 years 

HC grants bail to murder convict who’s in jail for 10 years 

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has granted bail to a man who was convicted by a trial court more than ten years ago for murdering a resident of New Delhi in a hotel at Katra in Reasi district of Jammu. Romesh Thakur, who was convicted by Sessions judge Reasi for murdering by strangulation one […]

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‘Stray’ complaint of corruption has telling effect on RDD: Mehbooba

‘Stray’ complaint of corruption has telling effect on RDD: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Terming bribery as a scourge, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that ‘stray’ complaint of corruption or sub standard work has a telling effect on the image of Rural Development Department even as it was “doing a lot for changing the rural landscape” in the State.  “You are doing a lot for changing the rural […]

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Sports: Pak Skipper Sana Mir named among ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’

Sports: Pak Skipper Sana Mir named among ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’

Skipper of the Pakistan women cricket team, Sana Mir, has been name among 30 professionals named “Asia 21 Young Leaders” by Asia society. “To me, leadership is service,” Mir was quoted as saying. “It not only empowers individuals to be the change they wish to see, but also gives them a unique opportunity to positively […]

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Govt employees to get salary on August 28 for Eid

Govt employees to get salary on August 28 for Eid

Srinagar: The government employees will get salary for the month of on August 28 in view of the Eid- ul-Azha being celebrated on September 2. An official spokesman said that the orders in this regard were issued by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti by responding to the demand of the employees of the State Government. She directed the preponement […]

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Hot Mixer Plant owners protest against Govt, demand release of funds

Hot Mixer Plant owners protest against Govt, demand release of funds

  Faisal Shabir Srinagar: Demanding urgent release of funds, dozens of Hot Mixer Plant owners Saturday held a protest demonstration at press enclave here, against Government for ‘ruining lives’ and ‘playing a cruel joke’ with their lives. Raising slogans against against the Roads Buildings (R&B) Minister Nayeem Akhtar, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu and chief engineer […]

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Hajj 2017: 1400 surgeries performed in ‘service to pilgrims’

Hajj 2017: 1400 surgeries performed in ‘service to pilgrims’

Jeddah: Almost 1,400 surgeries have been performed for Hajj pilgrims, who have come from all over the globe, this month by Health Ministry hospitals in Makkah and Madinah. The ministry, according to arabnews, has said that till Wednesday 147 cardiac catheterizations were done. Adding to it seven open heart surgeries too were performed upon the […]

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Power curtailment in Jammu areas

Power curtailment in Jammu areas

JAMMU: Electricity supply in various areas of Jammu division of the state of Jammu and Kashmir will remain cut on coming days between different timings, officials said. INS reproduces the official handout, check if your area too is going to face the curtailment: To carry out the work for improvement of 11 KV line, the […]

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Protests in Nagbal after women hit by Army vehicle

Protests  in Nagbal after women hit by Army vehicle

 Ganderbal: Protests broke out in Nagbal area of Ganderbal district when a woman  sustained injuries after being hit by an army vehicle near Khalmula area of Nagbal in Ganderbal on Saturday. A woman, identified as Amina Begum, resident of Khalmula Nagbal was was hit by an army gypsy passing through the area, She was out to […]

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Jaish e Muhammad takes responsibility of Pulwama fidayeen attack

Jaish e Muhammad takes responsibility of Pulwama fidayeen attack

A Militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed to have carried out attack on District Police Lines Pulwama that left two CRPF troopers and a policeman dead and six others injured on Saturday. A spokesperson of the outfit, who identified himself as Hasan Shah, told news agency CNS over phone that the “valiant militants stormed into CRPF camp […]

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Pulwama update: death toll reaches 3, another CRPF jawan succumbs

Death toll reaches three after another CRPF personnel succumbed to his injuries in the ongoing gunfight inside District Police Line pulwama on Saturday. Militants stormed the DPL in a ‘fidayeen attack’ early saturday morning triggering a fierce gun battle between militants and government forces. Earlier a policeman and a CRPF soldier died in the initial […]

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Pulwama Update: Death toll two, CRPF soldier succumbs

Pulwama Update: Death toll two, CRPF soldier succumbs

  Death toll in an ongoing encounter between militants and government forces inside District Police Line Pulwama has reached two after a CRPF soldier succumbed his injuries on Saturday.   Identified as Sudh Karan, in media reports, he belonged to 182bn of CRPF. A police personnel was killed in the predawn attack by heavily armed […]

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‘Fidayeen’ aftermath: Internet services suspended in Pulwama district

‘Fidayeen’ aftermath: Internet services suspended in Pulwama district

Internet services have been suspended by Government in Pulwama district in wake of the militant attack on District police line. Official sources said that fearing protests, internet services have been suspended temporarily. A policeman was killed and six others were injured in a pre dawn attack. Heavily armed militants stormed the police lines where hundreds […]

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Fidayeen attack on DPL Pulwama, one dead, six injured

Fidayeen attack on DPL Pulwama, one dead, six injured

In a pre dawn attack by militants one policeman has been killed and six others injured after they stormed into District Police Lines (DPL) Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.   The injured include two personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police and three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men. Inspector General of Police […]

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Mehbooba dismayed over non-functioning of super speciality hospital

Mehbooba dismayed over non-functioning of super speciality hospital

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday expressed dismay over non-functioning of Super Speciality Hospital Srinagar and the state of affairs at the Jammu Super Specialty Hospital. She directed authorities to redouble efforts to make both the hospitals properly functional at the earliest. She also directed improving the cleanliness level at the G B Pant […]

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After police, JKB to have more institutional tie-ups in J&K

After police, JKB to have more institutional tie-ups in J&K

Srinagar: J&K Bank on Friday said that it was in the process of executing business tie-ups through memorandum of understanding (MoU) with most of the government, semi government and other institutions of the state.  “We are a commercial organisation and a responsible corporate citizen. It makes immense sense for us to enhance our reach within […]

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Div Com asks DCs to ensure full attendance in govt offices

Div Com asks DCs to ensure full attendance in govt offices

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir on Friday directed all Deputy Commissioners to check attendance of all employees on regular basis in their respective districts. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan also called for taking action under against the employees who are found unauthourizedly absent. “It has been observed that due seriousness is not being accorded by the […]

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Police seize timber during night patrol in Ganderbal

Police seize timber during night patrol in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Timber planks were seized by police in the intervening night of Aug 24-25, however driver managed to give police a slip. “During night patrolling in Tangchiter Kangan a Maruti car without having number plates was intercepted,” an officials to INS. While police began to proceed towards the car, driver of the vehicle […]

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Mirwaiz warns ‘sustained protest’ if ‘bloodshed’ not stopped in Kashmir  

Mirwaiz warns ‘sustained protest’ if ‘bloodshed’ not stopped in Kashmir  

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday warned of “sustained protests” by people in Kashmir “if bloodshed continues with impunity” in Kashmir Valley. Addressing a peoples gathering on Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz expressed serious concern and strongly condemned the killing of an innocent youth Shahid Bashir Wani of Tarathpora Handwara in an […]

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Bootlegger arrested in Ganderbal

Bootlegger arrested in Ganderbal

Police recovered ‘illegal liqour’, while one person was arrested for possession of it on Friday in Ganderbal.   On specific information Police station Gund Kangan recovered liquor bottles at Gagangeer,  quantity of ten bottles Rum (750 ml each),  and (48) fourty eight canes Beer, police said.   Identified as Mukash Sharma S/O Dev Raj Sharma R/O […]

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Water scarcity at Shampora Qazigund, residents block Sgr-Jmu highway

Water scarcity at Shampora Qazigund, residents block Sgr-Jmu highway

Kousar Gull Qazigund: Residents of Shampora Qazigund in Devsar on Friday held protest against PHE Department against water shortage in the area. Protestors blocked the Srinagar-Jammu Highway at Shampora Qazigund. Women joined protests by holding empty pots saying, “they are facing tremendous hardship without drinking water.” The protestors alleged that PHE Department has turned deaf […]

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BSF personnel injured at LoC by sniper fire

BSF personnel injured at LoC by sniper fire

Border Security Force personnel was injured at Line of Control after being hit by a sniper fire by Pakistan Rangers on Friday, officials said. Identified as Constable K.K.Appa Rao, he was injured at observation post in Arnia Sector of Jammu International Border. His condition is reported to stable.

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Bar Association holds sit in inside High Court

Bar Association holds sit in inside High Court

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association on Friday held a sit in against the ‘abrogation of Article 35-A’ which provides a special status to Jammu and Kashmir in the Indian constitution. A large number of lawyers assembled inside the premises of high court to register their protest against the ‘attempts being made by RSS and […]

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‘Why No human shield in Panchkula’ asks Omar Abdullah

‘Why No human shield in Panchkula’ asks Omar Abdullah

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Why ‘No Human Shield, ‘Chilli bombs, Pepper grenades, Pellet guns’ in Panchkula, former chief minister Jammu and Kashmir reacted over uncontrollable violence after Dera Sacha Sauda chief was found guilty of Rape on Friday. Soon after the verdict of special CBI court was out, violence erupted which, till this report is being […]

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Panchkula verdict aftermath: 11 dead, 200 injured

Panchkula verdict aftermath: 11 dead, 200 injured

Eleven people have died and more than 200 people are injured in Panchkula alone as violence escalated after conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh in a Rape case on Friday. According to media reports hospitals are swamped with injured. Fire engine was torched; vehicles of media persons were also damaged, while media […]

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Govt wakes up to Blue Whale Challenge in Kashmir 

Govt wakes up to Blue Whale Challenge in Kashmir 

Srinagar: The Blue Whale Challenge, believed to be a suicide game, has caught the attention of the state government’s education department, prompting it to order launch of vigorous awareness campaign among students in Kashmir Valley. Official sources said that Director School Education Kashmir has written letter to all the Chief Executive Officers, asking them to […]

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Chand appointed to perform JKPSC chairman’s duties  

Chand appointed to perform JKPSC chairman’s duties  

Srinagar: The governor on Friday appointed Lal Chand as member of Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission to perform the duties of the Chairman during the absence of A.A. Latief-u-Zaman Deva, Chairman of the Commission. According to a government order, Chand will take the responsibilities from August 28 till Deva resumes his duties. The order has been issued by […]

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SC seeks details about Juvenile Justice Boards, six other issues  

SC seeks details about Juvenile Justice Boards, six other issues  

Srinagar: The Supreme Court has directed government to file an affidavit with four weeks, answering eight queries involving implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act. A division bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the government of India whether the State Child Protection Society has been constituted in every […]

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JKLF protests over attempts to scrap Article 35A and Handwara killing

JKLF protests over attempts to scrap Article 35A and Handwara killing

Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front holds protest against attempts to abrogate Article 35 A   Faisal Shabir   Srinagar: Scores of JKLF members today staged a protest demonstration, in Press Enclave Srinagar, against ‘attempts to abrogate Article 35 A and the killing of Shahid Ahmad Mir, a resident of Tarathpora village of Handwara allegedly killed […]

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Kupwara mourns Shahids death, Shutdown observed

Kupwara mourns Shahids death, Shutdown observed

Kupwara:  The north Kashmir’s Kupwara district remain shut on Friday on second consecutive day mourning the death of Shahid Bashir Mir. Shahid, claimed by Army, was killed in an encounter in Hafruda area of the district on Aug 22. Family however has contested the claim, alleging that Shahid was killed in ‘fake encounter’. Shahid was […]

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No Shutdown on Aug 29: JRL

No Shutdown on Aug 29: JRL

Srinagar: After the Supreme Court’s deferment of hearing the petitions calling for scrapping of Article 35-A, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Friday withdrew its protest programme and August 29 shutdown. The announcement was made by Hurriyat (M) chairman and chief cleric of Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq during his Friday Sermon at the Jamia Masjid.

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PDD casual labourer electrocuted to death while repairing

PDD casual labourer electrocuted to death while repairing

Srinagar: A casual labourer, working with Power Development Department (PDD), died while repairing high tension power line in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.   Official sources said that labourer identified as Mohammad Yousuf Mir came in contact with a live wire while doing some repair work on a high tension power line at Achabal in […]

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Lawyers on roads over scrapping of Article 35A

Lawyers on roads over scrapping of Article 35A

Srinagar: Lawyers on Friday came on roads to protest against scrapping of Article 35A in Srinagar. Members of Kashmir Bar Association assembled outside newly inaugurated court complex in Tengpora. Protesting lawyers were lead by senior advocate Nazir Ahmad Ronga. Earlier in the day lawyers in district Anantnag also held a protest demonstration and marched on […]

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Tariq Hamid Karra is private party in Article 35A case

Tariq Hamid Karra is private party in Article 35A case

Srinagar: Congress leader and former finance minister Tariq Hameed Karra was accepted as a private respondent by the Supreme Court in the ‘Article 35A case’ on Friday . “The plea has been accepted by the Honourable Supreme Court and I have been accepted as a private party into the case,” Karra told a local news […]

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SC to hear pleas against Article 35A after Diwali

SC to hear pleas against Article 35A after Diwali

Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear pleas challenging Article 35 A after Diwali. Jammu and Kashmir state government had requested the bench to hear pleas challenging Article 35 A be heard after Diwali. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi and Advocate Shoeb Alam mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice J S Khehar also comprising […]

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Lawyers on roads in Anantnag for Article 35A

Lawyers on roads in Anantnag for Article 35A

  Bijbehara: Lawyers in district Anantnag came on roads to protest against the ‘scrapping of Article 35A’ on Friday. Members of Bar Association Anantnag were led by Bar President Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar. Raising slogan lawyers marched on the road. Lawyers body, according to reports are planning to march towards Lal Chowk Anantnag.

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CBI acquits hotelier in infamous ‘Sabina Sex Racket’

CBI acquits hotelier in infamous ‘Sabina Sex Racket’

Chandigarh: Failing to prove the evidence,  Central Bureau of Investigation special court Friday acquitted Kashmiri hotelier in alleged sex scandal in Jammu and Kashmir. Riyaz Ahmad was booked by the CBI for allegedly running a brothel in his hotel at Shaheed Gunj area of Srinagar. He was acquitted by the additional sessions judge Gagan Geet […]

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2 persons get year’s jail for cutting trees in Kulgam forest

2 persons get year’s jail for cutting trees in Kulgam forest

Kulgam:  A court here has held two persons guilty of cutting trees in forest area and sentenced them to year’s jail. Judicial Magistrate 1st class also imposed Rs 1000 fine on each on Mohammad Yaqoob Beigh and Abdul Aziz Bhat who were caught by the officials of the Forest Department on 3 August this year […]

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Cops to get preferential banking services as JKP signs MoU with JKB 

Cops to get preferential banking services as JKP signs MoU with JKB 

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police and Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for providing preferential banking services and benefits to the Police personnel. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by  the Director General of Police Dr. S.P. Vaid and Parvez Ahmed, Chairman J&K Bank, in presence of […]

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Army officer’s statement ‘eye-opener’ for Delhi: Geelani

Army officer’s statement ‘eye-opener’ for Delhi: Geelani

Says arbitrary, coercive measures no solution to Kashmir conflict; condemns Handwara youth’s killing Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani  on Thursday termed former Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General DS Hooda’s statement that it would ‘false to say Kashmir issue has a martial solution’ as eye-opener for New Delhi. “Army General Huda’s (statement) substantiates […]