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Pulwama attack: Curfew imposed in Gujjar nagar following violent protests

    Srinagar: Curfew has been imposed in Gujjar Nagar area of Jammu city following violent protests and torching of almost hundred vehicles in the area. The protests erupted amid shutdown in Jammu against the Pulwama militant attack that left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured. Following the violence the authorities imposed curfew […]

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Fidayeen Attack aftermath: Kakapora shuts, clashes erupt 

Fidayeen Attack aftermath: Kakapora shuts, clashes erupt 

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Soon after the news about the fidayeen attack by a local Jaish e Mohammad militant in Lethpora area of Awantipora in Pulwama spread, Kakapora observed complete shutdown with youth clashing with forces. Eyewitnesses said that, youth clashed with forces at main Kakapora chowk. The militant according to media reports is from […]

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Governor condemns attack on CRPF convoy, urges to enhance surveillance

Governor condemns attack on CRPF convoy, urges to enhance surveillance

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has condemned the militant’s attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama in which a dozen  CRPF personnel have been killed. “Visibly it seems to be guided from across the Border as Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed the responsibility.Such actions will not deter the resolve of our Security Forces and people, and we […]

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Pending salaries of SSA Teachers, Head Teachers released

Pending salaries of SSA Teachers, Head Teachers released

Srinagar: Government on Thursday said that it has released the pending salaries of six months of SSA Teachers and Head Teachers. In a report to Advisor to Governor, I/C School Education, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, the Secretary School Education, Ajeet Kumar Sahu informed that the Department has released the pending salaries of six months of SSA Teachers […]

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Omar, Mehbooba condemn Lethpora militant attack

Omar, Mehbooba condemn Lethpora militant attack

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have condemned the Lethpora militant attack that left over a dozen CRPF personnel dead and several others injured. Omar said that he condemns the attack in strongest possible terms. Omar tweeted: Terrible news coming from the valley. A number of CRPF soldiers are reported […]

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Awantipora attack: 13 CRPF personnel dead, more than three dozen injured

Awantipora attack: 13 CRPF personnel dead, more than three dozen injured

  Srinagar:13 CRPF men were killed and 44 were injured, many of them critical after a Jaish e Mohammad militant outfit carried out a fidayeen attack on a convoy at Lethpora Awantipora on Thursday. According to CRPF officials 13 personnel have been killed and 44 are injured. The official said that among the injured some […]

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Militants attack CRPF with IED at Lethpora

Srinagar: Militants on Thursday afternoon attacked a CRPF vehicle at Lethpora area of Awantipora on Srinagar-Jammu highway by blowing up an Improvised explosive device. The militants detonated an IED planted on the highway at Goripora in Lethpora area which was followed by intense firing, initial reports said.. Reinforcement has been rushed to the area and is […]

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Dropout students of class 11 protest inside BOSE presmises 

Dropout students of class 11 protest inside BOSE presmises 

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The dropout students of class 11th Thursday staged  protest inside JKBOSE premises for having been deliberatly failed by the board authorities. The result for class 11th was declared on Wednesday evening and 63 percent students as per the records had qualified the annual examinations. The students allegedly vandalised property at Board […]

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Four Bandipora youth thrashed in Chattisgarh

By Nasir Khuihami Srinagar: Four Bandipora youth undergoing skill development under Himayat scheme have been thrashed in Chattisgarh on Wednesday evening.   The injured have been dentified as, Faisal Ahamad Parray son of Mohammad Akabar Parray,Zahid Afazal wani, Son of Mohammad Afzal wani, Naveed Ahamad Hajam son of Nazir ahamad Hajam, Mohsin Salam Rather son […]

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Only Valley bound vehilces will ply today, Highway open for second day: Officials

Srinagar: Only Srinagar bound stranded vehicles are being allowed to move on highway that remains open for second consecutive day. Officials at the traffic police department said that while Srinagar Jammu highway has been opened but only those vehicles which have been stranded will be allowed to move towards valley on Thursday. Highway remained shut […]

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Locals occupy primary school building in Shahabad, Monghal village

Locals occupy primary school building in Shahabad, Monghal village

Sameer Ahmed Anantnag: A government primary school in Shahabad, Monghal village in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District, has been illegally occupied by some families and have converted it into a residential house. A delegation of locals while expressing resentment against the negligent attitude of the concerned school authorities told INS that the families have been residing in […]

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More than 20 thousand first time voters added to list, can exercise franchise in upcoming polls: DEO Kupwara

More than 20 thousand first time voters added to list, can exercise franchise in upcoming polls: DEO Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: More than twenty thousand first time voters have been added to the list of people exercising their franchise in District Kupwara.  Addressing a presser DEO Khalid Jahangir said that that they well prepared for holding the Parliamentary as well as Assembly polls.  “We have positively completed ULB and panchahyat elections with […]

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Police cracks whip on drug peddlers, arrests five, recovers 15 kg poppy straw

Police cracks whip on drug peddlers, arrests five, recovers 15 kg poppy straw

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: To crack whip on drug abuse police on Wednesday were able to nab five drug peddlers in Ganderbal district and recovered contraband substance from their possession.  The arrests were made in Manasbal Safapora area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. According to officials a Naka Party from Police Station Safapora […]

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Mysterious blast in school injures 10 students in Pulwama

Mysterious blast in school injures 10 students in Pulwama

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama : At least ten students were injured in a mysterious explosion inside a school in Narbal-Kakpora area of Pulwama on Wednesday afternoon. Sources said that a mysterious blast was reported inside Falahi-i-Milat, a private school in Kakpora. They said that cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known and the details are […]

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Ensure availability of essential supplies: Governor to Divisional, Deputy Commissioners

Ensure availability of essential supplies: Governor to Divisional, Deputy Commissioners

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has issued directions to the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh and all the Deputy Commissioners for expeditiously addressing the hardships being faced by people, caused due to heavy snowfall and rains in the past few days.   Governor has asked the Deputy Commissioners topersonally review and ensure prompt […]

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Irked over defunct hospital, Bhatnoor Tral residents protest

Irked over defunct hospital, Bhatnoor Tral residents protest

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Residents of Bhatnoor village in Tral on Tuesday protested against government for failing to make the newly constructed hospital in the area functional.  “In absence of health care we are facing immense hardships,” protesters said.   Protesters said that the hospital was sanctioned some years back and was constructed some five […]

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JRL Calls for complete shutdown on Feb 13, 14 in Valley

    Srinagar,:Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday called for a complete shut down on Feb 13 and 14. They said in a statement that people of Jammu and Kashmir will forcefully resist every challenge by New Delhi to change the demography of the State by […]

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JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

  Srinagar: Business fraternity on Monday urged government to take urgent steps in mitigating various difficulties faced by people of the valley due to continuous closure of highway including rising prices,  stranded trucks, passengers, crisis like situation about essentials and soaring airfare. In an urgent meeting convened at Chamber house today Rakesh Gupta, President JCCI […]

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Jammu: Stranded valley bound passengers shifted to Technical Airport Satwari, buses stone pelted

Jammu: Stranded valley bound passengers shifted to Technical Airport Satwari, buses stone pelted

By Suhail Khan Jammu: The Valley bound stranded passengers in Jammu have been shifted to Techinal Airport Satwari due to clashes that erupted on Monday after they were stone pelted by college students. Top source confided to INS that the 2700 people who were kept at Mufti Hostel have been shifted to Techinal Airport as […]

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PDP’s MP seeks mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru, writes to PM Narendra Modi

PDP’s MP seeks mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru, writes to PM Narendra Modi

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday asked for the mortal remains of JKLF founder Maqbool Bhat and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. PDP’s MP Muhammad Fayaz Mir wrote a a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bhat was hanged in New Delhi’s high security prison Tihar jail on this day in 1984, Guru, who […]

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Thousands attend last rites of slain militant in Kelam Kulgam

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Thousands of people attended the funeral procession of 18 year old militant Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat at Kelam on Monday. Witnesses said that chanting pro-freedom slogans thousands of people including  women and children attended the funeral of slain militant 18 year old Parvaiz Bhat S/O Bashir Ahmad from Qaimoh Kulgam , who had joined militant […]

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Jammu: Six injured in clashes after stranded valley bound passengers attacked, raise pro Pak slogans

Jammu: Six injured in clashes after stranded valley bound passengers attacked, raise pro Pak slogans

By Suhail Khan Jammu : Clashes erupted in Jammu on Monday near Science college Jammu after valley bound passengers in winter capital raised pro-Pakistan slogans. Eye-witnesses said that stranded passengers assembled near Mufti house on Kanal road Jammu against administration’s failure to evacuate them to the Valley. The situation took ugly turn when the students of […]

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Avian flu in chicken is a rumor says Deptt of Animal Husbandry

Avian flu in chicken is a rumor says Deptt of Animal Husbandry

by Ovais Gull No threat of bird flu transmission to humans by way of eating poultry: Health Experts Srinagar: As reports scare people over flu found in the chicken, the animal husbandry department Kashmir on Monday refuted the reports, saying that people must not pay heed to the rumours. However, the health experts also claim that […]

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Government moves SC, seeks adjournment of hearing on pleas against Article 35A

Srinagar: The Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik led administration has sought adjournment of the hearing of the bills challenging validity of article 35 A in Supreme Court. The hearing is slated from Feb 12 to Feb 14. The standing counsel for the state of J&K has asked for the adjournment till the elected […]

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PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

Imtiyaz Pandow   Budgam: A tabular electric pole of 11 KV erected at Khanda village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is on the verge of fall. Eve as the Power Development Department (PDD) had promised to repair the pole, the authorities are yet to attend to the grave problem causing dangers to the lives of […]

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Police erects naka on road leading to Maqbool Bhat’s residence, stops journalists from visiting trehgam

Police erects naka on road leading to Maqbool Bhat’s residence, stops journalists from visiting trehgam

By Tasaduq Hussain Srinagar: Police on Monday barred journalists from visiting the house of Maqbool Bhat’s residence at Mirpor Trehgam area in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Police has erected naka at Kralpora Kupwara road and is disallowing journalists from moving towards Maqbool’s house. Several Journalits on way to Bhats residence were not allowed to move […]

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Maqbool Bhat’s courage and commitment for liberation of his people, sacrifice will be remembered: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Maqbool Bhat’s courage and commitment for liberation of his people, sacrifice will be remembered: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said the people of Kashmir pay glowing tributes to Maqbool Bhat on his 35th hanging anniversary. People of #Kashmir pay glowing tributes to #ShaheedMaqboolBhat hanged in #TiharJail and buried there on his 35th martyrdom anniversary. His courage and commitment in espousing the just cause of liberation of his […]

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Maqbool Bhat hanging: Hurriyat rally in Lal chowk, scores detained

Maqbool Bhat hanging: Hurriyat rally in Lal chowk, scores detained

Srinagar: Police on Monday thwarted pro freedom rally of Hurriyat activists in Lal chowk and detained scores of them as they tried to march towards city center.  Eye witnesses said that scores of Hurriyat activists rallied and marched towards city center where large number of forces have been deployed to stop any protests. Raising pro […]

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Authorities yet to clear Branwar Chadoora roads of snow, 1500 house holds remain cut off

Authorities yet to clear Branwar Chadoora roads of snow, 1500 house holds remain cut off

by Imtiyaz PandowBudgam: Residents of Branwar village in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam suffer as the authorities are yet to clear the snow blocked roads from Branwar bus stand to Jabad area. Locals said that the road connecting Jabad, Branwar and Meegu halqas comprising of at least 1500 households to a local Public Health Centre […]

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Strategy & Tactics Executives launch website at Kath bath organised gathering

Strategy & Tactics Executives launch website at Kath bath organised gathering

New Delhi: Kath Bath, a formal gathering of Kashmiris & Delhiites was hosted by Strategy & Tactics Executives on its website launch at Shahi Darbar,  Jamia Nagar,  Okhla Delhi. The statement by the organisers said that an eminent gathering of invitees including Laeeq Ahmad chairman sadiq group of companies and hotels , Gayas uddin Siddiqui […]

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Day 5: Highway shut, snow accumulation, landslides, shooting stones along the stretch

Day 5: Highway shut, snow accumulation, landslides, shooting stones along the stretch

Srinagar: Srinagar Jammu highway, the only road connectivity of the valley with rest of the world remains shut for fifth consecutive day.  Officials at the traffic police department said that the road will remain closed for the vehicular movement and no vehicle be allowed to move on the stretch. The officials said that the decision […]

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Amid gunbattle, clashes erupt in Kulgam village, internet snapped

  Srinagar: Fierce gunbattle is going on between militants and goverment forces in Keelam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday morning. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 9RR, SOG Kulgam and CRPF launched cordon and search operation in Keelam area after having credible input about presence of some militants in the […]

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Over 400 transformers damaged in recent snowfall

Over 400 transformers damaged in recent snowfall

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Over 400 transformers have suffered damages in Kashmir valley in the recent snowfall that lashed valley and buried governments claim of preparedness.  Chief Engineer Power Development Department (PDD) Hashmat Qazi while talking to INS said that department didn’t suffer any major damage in the recent heavy snowfall. However, he informed that over […]

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Locals lock PHC in Batagund Tral, protest against staff absence 

Locals lock PHC in Batagund Tral, protest against staff absence 

BASHARAT RASHID TRAL : The locals in Batagund village of Tral in Pulwama on Saturday locked down a primary health centre for failing to manage patient care in the area as the centre was “found closed at 12pm today” In a video, which went viral on social media, a gathering of people, with a patient, […]

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Karmullah and Shahabad residents in Tral demand “snow clearance”

BASHARAT RASHID TRAL : The residents of Karmullah and Shahabad Payeen residents in Tral area of South Kashmir have expressed resentment over delay in snow clearance on their roads. The aggrieved residents in Karmulla told INS that, “even after the three days, snow accumulated on roads has not been cleared yet, due to which areas […]

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Shopian: Transformer damaged month back, reels under darkness since

Shopian: Transformer damaged month back, reels under darkness since

By Mudassir Maqbool     Shopian: Shopian locality is reeling under darkness as authorities have not repaired the transformer that had developed technical snag a month back leaving people to face difficulties in shivering cold conditions prevailing in the valley.  Residents of New colony Kralchek area of Keller in Shopian told INS that 63 KV transformer […]

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Government comes to rescue GATE aspirants: Special, free flights arranged

Government comes to rescue GATE aspirants: Special, free flights arranged

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik led administration has come to rescue valley based GATE aspirants who missed their flights due to bad weather and arranged special, free of cost flights for them and said ‘their career was supreme’. GATE is an All-India examination administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of […]

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Clear night sky leads to dip in temperature as cold wave grips valley

Srinagar: Cold wave gripped Kashmir Valley and the minimum temperatures slumped below the freezing point as roads have become slippery to walk upon. MET department said that due to a clear night sky, the minimum temperatures have dropped across Jammu and Kashmir. “The weather is expected to remain cold and dry during the next three […]

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Highway remains shut for fourth day

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway was shut for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday due to landslide debris on the highway at many places and slippery road conditions.   The debris of the landslides has accumulated at Digdol, Panthal, Battery Chashma and Anokhi Falls in the Ramsoo-Ramban belt, an official said, adding that the debris is […]

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Jawahar tunnel avalanche: Seven bodies recovered, two persons rescued alive, one missing

Jawahar tunnel avalanche: Seven bodies recovered, two persons rescued alive, one missing

By Naveed Bhat Qazigund: The rescue operation underway at Jawahar tunnel is searching for one more missing cop as seven cops were recovered dead while two were rescued alive in Qazigun of Kulgam district on Friday. Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younus Malik said that seven bodies have been retrieved from the site. “Two have been […]

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36 hours on electricity yet to restore in Budgam villages

  Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: The tall claims of government regarding restoration of electricity have fallen void after authorities failed to restore electricity in majority of the areas in central Kashmir’s Budgam.   PDD officials itself admitted that the villages falling in areas of Beerwah, Arizal, Khag, Chrar-e- Shareef, Nagam, Khansahib and Branwar are without electricity […]

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Youth dies after avalanche hits Mati Jungle Kokernag

Sameer Ahmad   Anantnag:- A 28 year old youth was killed when snow avalanche hit Mati Jungle in Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Friday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Bashir Ahmed Awam Son of Abdul Karim Awam resident of Bidihard, Larnoo area of Kokernag in Islamabad (Anantnag). “He had gone […]

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JDU urges Governor to address miseries of people stuck in snow bound areas of J&K 

JDU urges Governor to address miseries of people stuck in snow bound areas of J&K 

JAMMU, Feb 8: Janta Dal (United) JD(U) Dtate President G M Shaheen alongwith other senior party leaders on Friday urged upon the Governor Satya Pal Malik to address the problems and  miseries being faced by stranded passengers who are stuck in both the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh due to heavy snowfall and rainfall […]

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Ladakh becomes separate Division

Ladakh becomes separate Division

JK now has 3 Divisions – Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Government has approved creation of a separate Administrative/ Revenue Division for Ladakh. This division will comprise Leh and Kargil Districts with its headquarters at Leh. The Government has also approved creation of the posts of Divisional Commissioner (Ladakh), Lehand Inspector General of […]

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If elected will declare Chenab valley, Pir Panchal region seperate division, Omar Abdullah

If elected will declare Chenab valley, Pir Panchal region seperate division, Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Former Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that if chosen to power in coming elections they will grant division status to Chenab valley and pir panchal region. Omar took to twitter and said: “After the elections of 2019 should the people of J&K repose faith in @JKNC_ our government will grant division status […]

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Pregnant lady delivers baby on road in Beerwah as authorities fail to clear snow  

Pregnant lady delivers baby on road in Beerwah as authorities fail to clear snow  

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: A pregnant lady from Beerwah constituency delivered baby on the road on Friday morning at SK Pora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district as officials are yet to clear the snow from them.  Local sources told INS that  health conditions of the lady deteriorated she was carried on charpai to SK […]

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Snow capped roads in Kupwara, officials in deep slumber

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Villages of District Adminstration Kupwara has failed to Clear the roads thus causing huge inconvenve to the residents mostly the patients who are stuck into their houses in absence of transport facility in their area, Various villages of northern Kashmirs kupwara district  are complete cut off from main town with administration […]

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DAK condoles the demise of Muhammad Subhan Bhat.

DAK condoles the demise of Muhammad Subhan Bhat.

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir  on Friday  condoled the sad demise of Muhammad Subhan Bhat, father of KNS Editor-in-Chief, Muhammad Aslam Bhat and extended sympathies with the bereaved family. Dr Suhail Naik president DAK said that we would like to offer the bereaved  family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of deceased […]

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Jawahar tunnel avalanche: One more rescued alive, one body found, operation on

By Naveed Bhat Qazigund: One more policeman has been rescued alive and shifted to Qazigund hospital while one body has also been retrieved from the snow avalanche site at Jawahar tunnel on Friday. According to SDRF officials two persons have been retrieved alive so far including SPO Gulzar ahmad mir retrieved earlier today. SSP Kulgam […]

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Jawahar tunnel avalanche: One cop rescued alive, nine remain missing

Jawahar tunnel avalanche: One cop rescued alive, nine remain missing

Srinagar: One policeman has been rescued alive from the snow avalanche that hit jawahar tunnel on Thursday evening and buried ten people including eight cops and two prisoners. The rescued cop has been identified as SPO Gulzar Ahmad. Rescue operation to find the other nine has been intensified.