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

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

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

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Bihar Floods: death toll reaches 253

Bihar Floods: death toll reaches 253

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

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Fire breaks in Hotel in Makkah, 600 saved

Fire breaks in Hotel in Makkah, 600 saved

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

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PDP man’s body found on house slab in Anantnag

PDP man’s body found on house slab in Anantnag

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

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Militant arrested in Shopian

Militant arrested in Shopian

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

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

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

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

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No Militant presence in Ganderbal: SSP

No Militant presence in Ganderbal: SSP

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

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Arms and ammunition recovered in Ganderbal

Arms and ammunition recovered in Ganderbal

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

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Soldier dies of cardiac arrest

Soldier dies of cardiac arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PDP worker found dead in Anantnag

PDP worker found dead in Anantnag

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

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Cable TV operator killed in Shopian

Cable TV operator killed in Shopian

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

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CASO throwback to 1990 situation: Mirwaiz 

CASO throwback to 1990 situation: Mirwaiz 

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

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Mehbooba for promoting Kargil as separate tourist destination

Mehbooba for promoting Kargil as separate tourist destination

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

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

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

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

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HC stays govt order against police officer accused in Khanabal killings

HC stays govt order against police officer accused in Khanabal killings

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

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Missing youth’s bullet-riddled body found in Shopian

Missing youth’s bullet-riddled body found in Shopian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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440 students participate in five day Camporee

440 students participate in five day Camporee

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

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2 weeks after yatra ends, Jitender posted CEO SMVDSB 

2 weeks after yatra ends, Jitender posted CEO SMVDSB 

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

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Intelligent traffic management in Srinagar likely to get delayed 

Intelligent traffic management in Srinagar likely to get delayed 

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

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Gunmen killed PDP worker in Anantnag

Gunmen killed PDP worker in Anantnag

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

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

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

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

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Zahoor Watali got Nawaz Sharif for Narendra Modi’s swearing ceremony

Zahoor Watali got Nawaz Sharif for Narendra Modi’s swearing ceremony

Srinagar: Srinagar based businessman, Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali has made a shocking revelation that he was pivotal in former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif to India for Narendra Modi’s swearing in as PM in 2014, according to a news portal Oneindia. According to the website NIA however has not taken his word seriously. Watali is […]

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CASO in Shopian ends

CASO in Shopian ends

Cordon and Search operation CASO launched by government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir has ended. CASO was launched by government forces in the early hours of Saturday which according to an official, wishing anonymity, has ended ‘peacefully’.  

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Yemen facing worlds worst cholera outbreak: UN

Yemen facing worlds worst cholera outbreak: UN

Srinagar: Yemen is facing ‘world’s worst cholera outbreak’, while ‘starvation’ looms large over almost 25 million people said Stephen O’Brien, the UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs. “Today, millions of people in Yemen are facing a triple tragedy: the spectre of famine, the world’s largest ever single-year cholera outbreak, and the daily deprivation and injustice […]

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Solution to Kashmir problem by 2022: Rajnath Singh

Solution to Kashmir problem by 2022: Rajnath Singh

Srinagar: Solution to Kashmir problem will be found before 2022, this was stated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday. Media reports quoted Singh saying, “There are a lot of problems — terrorism, naxalism, Kashmir problem. Much is not needed to be said about these problems. But I can assure you this much that […]

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Pulwama reopens after two day shutdown

Pulwama reopens after two day shutdown

  Srinagar: After remaining shut for two days against the killing of LeT commander Ayoub Lelhari, Pulwama opened up on Saturday. Business establishment and other offices resumed normal work in Pulwama. Ayoub was killed in a brief shootout with government forces on Wednesday.

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Death Toll Reaches 400 In Sierra Leone Floods And Mudslidings

Death Toll Reaches 400 In Sierra Leone Floods And Mudslidings

Srinagar: The floods in Sierra leone has consumed at least 400 lives including almost 100 children while many are still missing. Reports quoted Elhadj As Sy, secretary-general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies saying, “More than 400 people are dead”,  while Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination […]

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Cordon and Search Operation Underway In Ten Villages In Shopian

Cordon and Search Operation Underway In Ten Villages In Shopian

Srinagar: In at least ten villages Cordon and Search Operation, CASO, launched by government forces is underway in Shopian district of South Kashmir. According to police sources CASO began around 10 am and is a joint operation of 62 Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group, Central Reserve Police Force and jammu and Kashmir police. “The operation […]

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Sinha-led team informs Mehbooba about their take on Kashmir situation

Sinha-led team informs Mehbooba about their take on Kashmir situation

Srinagar:  Former external affairs minister of India Yashwant Sinha-led Track II team, presently on ‘Peace Mission 3.0’ to Kashmir Valley, met Mehbooba Mufti on Friday evening. The delegation apprised the Chief Minister about the series of meetings they had with various sections of society, an official spokesman said. They also informed her about their impressions […]

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Resistance camp denounce ‘online’ death threats to Nadvi

Resistance camp denounce ‘online’ death threats to Nadvi

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday expressed their deep concern over the death threats served on social media against leading religious cleric and columnist, Altaf Hussain Nadvi. In a statement issued here, the leaders— Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that he has been one of the courageous soldier and […]

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CASO launched in Larkipora

CASO launched in Larkipora

Srinagar: Government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Larkipora Padgampora area of South Kashmir. INS has learnt that the CASO is a joint operation of 55RR and Special Operation Group (SOG) Awantipora. Details awaited.

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Traffic Police Srinagar To Launch Awareness About ‘No Horn Zone’ Order

Traffic Police Srinagar To Launch Awareness About ‘No Horn Zone’ Order

Muzamil shah Srinagar: Day after Divisional Commissioner Kashmir declared various areas of Srinagar as ‘No Horn Zones’, Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic city says they will first launch an awareness campaign. “There is no magic wand to teach them overnight. We will start awareness campaign, will advertise it first and then things will change,” SSP […]

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Sinha-led Track II team meets Governor

Sinha-led Track II team meets Governor

Srinagar:  Former external affairs minister of India Yashwant Sinha-led Track II team, presently on ‘Peace Mission 3.0’ to Kashmir Valley, met state’s governor here on Friday. Sinha, the senior BJP leader, was accompanied by Sushobha Barve, Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR), Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Kapil Kak and Bharat Bhushan former Editor and […]

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DeM chief Asiya Andrabi slapped with another PSA

DeM chief Asiya Andrabi slapped with another PSA

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson,  Asiya Andrabi and her personal secretary Sofi Fehmeeda have been slapped with another Public Safety Act on Thursday . “As previous PSA expired on August 15, government detained them in a new PSA against Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeeda,” spokesperson of DeM said in a statement issued to media. Asiya and Fehmeeda […]

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SHRC seeks govt’s response on parking of cars along Jhelum bund  

SHRC seeks govt’s response on parking of cars along Jhelum bund  

Srinagar:  State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday sought a report within four weeks from district authorities on lining up of cars along Jhelum bund near Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of this summer capital, for want of parking space. Taking note of media report, highlighting damage to the Jhelum bund due to the illegal car parking, chairperson of […]

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Omar seeks assembly session ahead of Aug 29 hearing on Art 35A in SC 

Omar seeks assembly session ahead of Aug 29 hearing on Art 35A in SC 

Srinagar:  Former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Friday sought a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature before August 29hearing of a petition against Article 35A of Indian constitution which protects the state subject laws of people of the state. The Assembly Session, Omar said, shall frame up an appropriate response to counter […]

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Aggrieved Over Spurious And Sub-standard Medicines, CSFK(H) Urges Govt to Implement Drug Policy

Aggrieved Over  Spurious And Sub-standard Medicines, CSFK(H) Urges Govt to Implement Drug Policy

Srinagar: There is only one government drug testing laboratory which is utterly ill-equipped, understaffed and poorly funded, said Civil Society Forum Kashmir (H). “Few years back when spurious drug scam had surfaced Drugs Controller General of India himself had announced that an additional state-of-art drug testing laboratory will  be established to cater to the demands […]

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UJC rejects US designation of Hizb

UJC rejects US designation of Hizb

Srinagar: United Jehad Council, an amalgam of various militant organizations, on Friday rejected US designation of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as ‘Foreign Terrorist Organization’, saying that the country was going against ideas of its freedom loving founding fathers like George Washington and Martin Luther King. “We reject US designation of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as people of Kashmir have rendered thousands of sacrifices […]

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South Kashmir A Killing Zone: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

South Kashmir A Killing Zone: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: South Kashmir has been made into a ‘Killing Zone’ and youth are being killed in phased manner said Chairman Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday here. Mirwaiz was delivering Friday sermon in historic Jama Masjid after two months of house detention. “If Govt of India thinks that by taking a hard […]

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Zahoor Watali Produced In Court

Srinagar: Srinagar based bussinessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali was Saturday produced before the special National Investigation Agency judge at the Patiala House court. Watali was arrested on Aug 17 from Delhi over allegation of ‘terror funding and separatist links’ in Kashmir. Watali has been remanded for police custody till 28-08-2017

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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Delivers Friday Sermon At Jamia After Two Months

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Delivers Friday Sermon At Jamia After Two Months

Srinagar: Chief Cleric and chairman Hurriyat Conference (m) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq delivered Friday sermon at Jamia Masjid in Old City Srinagar after two months. He was under house detention at his nigeen residence. Mirwaiz was under continuous house detention since the killing of Dy SP of Jammu and Kashmir Police Muhammad Ayoub Pandit. Pandit was […]

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CASO launched in Shopian

CASO launched in Shopian

Srinagar: Government forces have launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Shirmal village of district Shopian in South Kashmir. According to officials the joint operation by by 55 RR and Special Operation Group was lauched after an information about the presence of militants in the area. Details awaited.  

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SHRC orders compensation to farmers for land taken by govt in 2005  

SHRC orders compensation to farmers for land taken by govt in 2005  

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Friday granted four weeks time to authorities to pay compensation to the farmers whose land was taken for widening of a road from Nussu Badragund to Mirpora village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district 12 years ago. The land (Aabi-Awal) was taken by R&B Department way back in 2005-2006 for construction […]

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Civil society Members organize sit in against revocation of Article 35A

Civil society Members organize sit in against revocation of Article 35A

Srinagar:  Scores of Civil Society members today organized a Silent Sit In against the abrogation of article 35A in city centre Lalchowk on Thursday. Speaking to media Professor Hameeda  Nayeem head of the department of English at the University of Kashmir and member of  Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KSCDS) said that article […]

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Zahoor Watali Arrested By NIA.

Zahoor Watali Arrested By NIA.

Srinagar: National Investigating Agency Thursday arrested Srinagar based business man Zahoor Ahmad Watali in connection to the ‘terror funding case’. Watali’s arrest comes day after NIA conducted raids at multiple locations in Srinagar, Handwara, Kupwara and Baramulla ‘belonging to the relatives and employees of Zahoor Watali’. Watali’s Srinagar residence was raided on June 3 by […]