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Fire breaks out in receiving station Karan Nagar

Fire breaks out in receiving station Karan Nagar
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Building collapses in Rajouri, one dead, six injured

Building collapses in Rajouri, one dead, six injured

  Rajouri:  A man died while six of his family members were injured when a building collapsed on them in Rajouri district of Jammu division of the state on Thursday. The incident happened in Devlian village of Kalakote tehsil. Reports said that seven person were stuck under the debris, of which six injured have been […]

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No forecast of heavy rains, says MeT; I&FC is well equipped, well prepared to tackle any situation, says Chief Engineer  

No forecast of heavy rains, says MeT; I&FC is well equipped, well prepared to tackle any situation, says Chief Engineer  

by Ovais Gul Srinagar: Amid reports of heavy rain for the next five days, the local Meteorological department here has rejected the prediction, saying that only light rainfall would occur in the Valley on June 22-23. Talking to The INS, Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that there was no prediction of heavy downpour for the […]

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National Level workshop on Anti-Doping awareness held at KU

National Level workshop on Anti-Doping awareness held at KU

Srinagar: A one-day National level Workshop on anti-doping awareness was held at University of Kashmir (KU) here on Thursday. The workshop was organised by M. P.ED Wing of Directorate of Physical Education and Sports, KU, in association with National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India (GoI). The aim […]

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Bus Stand Pulwama turns into garbage dumping yard, officials promise action

Bus Stand Pulwama turns into garbage dumping yard, officials promise action

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: General Bus Stand Pulwama has been turned into a garbage dumping yard as heaps of waste is lying scattered in the area and Municipal Committee fails clear the area. Locals accuse MC Pulwama of willfully not clearing the area of waste collected by them around the area. “They have failed to […]

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Ganderbal: Six teachers for 120 students at GMS Khojabagh, authorities promise to send 3 more teachers

Ganderbal: Six teachers for 120 students at GMS Khojabagh, authorities promise to send 3 more teachers

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A government primary school has been badly hit by staff crunch effecting education of enrolled students in Ganderbal districts Khojabagh Koundbal area. The school, Government Middle school comes under Tulmulla Zone. Residents, whose wards study at the school, complain that only six teachers have been made available for 120 students in […]

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Weatherman predicts wet spell from June 20

Srinagar: Forecaster on Thursday predicted a wet spell from June 20 with isolated rains and thunderstorms in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the  weatherman forecasted heavy rains in isolated places across state in next 5 days. The Indian MeT department predicted scattered rains and thundershowers on June 23 and 24 and isolated […]

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Anantnag: Staff crunch hits PHC Adlash Magam, fails to realise plan of serving almost 25k souls

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The Primary Health center in Adlash Magam Tehsil Salar in south Kashmir’s Anantnag District are lacks Gynecologist, doctors, shortage of staff members and ambulance services irking residents. The hospital is about 40 kms away from main town Anantnag with a total staff of 11 employees. Established in September 2015 inaugurated by Chaudhary […]

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Missing Baramulla youth apprehended in Ramban

Missing Baramulla youth apprehended in Ramban

  Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that it has three youth missing from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have been found are in their custody. “They were traveling in a vehicle near Digdol Ramban when apprehended,” they said. The trio have been identified as Mohd Umaid S/o Bashir Ahmad dar R/0 Woddara Baramulla (14), Marouf Hamid […]

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Hailstorm damages crops in Tral

Hailstorm damages crops in Tral

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Massive hailstorm damaged crops in Tral subdivision of Pulwama district on Thursday noon. According locals hailstorm has damage to crops including of walnut, and apples in many villages. They said that for 10 minutes the downpour continued over thousands of Kanals of land in Panner Jagir, Bhatnoor, Karmulla, Basmai and Nogdi […]

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Protests in Qazigund as Army vehicle injures 4-year old

By Sameer Ahmad Qazigund:  Protests erupted in Qazigung area of Anantnag district after an Army vehicle hit and injured a minor boy on Thursday.  According to locals a 4-year old boy Muzammil Ahmad Wagay son of Ghulam Hassan Wagay a resident of Wuzur Qazigund was hit by an army vehicle, part of a convoy. Youth […]

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India responds positively to Pakistan’s offer for talks: Report

India responds positively to Pakistan’s offer for talks: Report

Islamabad: India has expressed readiness for dialogue with Pakistan, a source in the Foreign Office (FO) said on Thursday. This was communicated in letters by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to their Pakistani counterparts. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a letter written to felicitate Modi on assuming office […]

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Sanctioned year ago Aripal tehsil awaits construction of receiving station

By  BASHARAT RASHID PULWAMA: The Construction of power receiving station in Aripal tehsil of Pulwama district has not been started even after the identification, demarcation of land and cutting of trees for the purpose. Locals told INS that after the back to back requests from the people, a receiving station was sanctioned for Aripal tehsil and […]

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Reduce term of J&K assembly to five years, demands BJP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded that the term of the state assembly should be reduced from six to five years, saying the state must have laws similar to those enacted by Parliament for the entire country. “Like other states, Jammu and Kashmir is also an integral […]

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J&K Bank hits 10-year low after raid at sacked chairman’s residence

J&K Bank hits 10-year low after raid at sacked chairman’s residence

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Bank shares fell 10 percent intraday on June 19 after a media report indicated that former chairman residence has been raided by Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB). The stock touched a day’s low of Rs 33.50, the lowest price since May 2009. At 1238 hours IST, it was quoting at Rs 34.40, down […]

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Smooth conduct of Amarnath yatra a challenge, will ensure safe pilgrimage: Guv Malik   

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is very good; saying that the smooth conduct of Amarnath yatra is a challenge for his administration. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here at SKICC, Governor said that the situation in the […]

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Transformer damaged month back, protests in Pulwama against PDD

Transformer damaged month back, protests in Pulwama against PDD

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Pulwama residents are accusing PDD department for failing to repair damaged transformer since a month putting whole area into darkness. Villagers protested against PDD and marched to the office of Tehsildar. He was absent from his office . Villagers told INS that despite repeated pleas to officials to repair the transformer […]

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Four children trapped on a rope way over river Tawi rescued

  Srinagar: Four children who were trapped in a rope trolly over River Tawi have been rescued by police personnel. According to reports the four children are safe now. Chenani Police successfully evacuated them to a safe zone.   Details emerging .

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UN calls for ‘prompt and thorough’ probe into Morsi’s death

UN calls for ‘prompt and thorough’ probe into Morsi’s death

Cairo: The UN human rights office has called for a prompt and thorough probe into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, a day after he collapsed and died inside a Cairo courtroom on Tuesday. “Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by […]

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Police orders probe after signboard with ‘don’t use mobile phone while drinking’ installed on Mughal Road

Police orders probe after signboard with ‘don’t use mobile phone while drinking’ installed on Mughal Road

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has ordered inquiry after pictures of a signboard, “don’t use mobile phone while drinking”, installed on the historic Mughal Road went viral on social media. The sign board has been installed recently by traffic police of Jammu rural wing at Peer Ki Gali on Mughal Road. Reports said that the police […]

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Boat capsizes in Wular, two women rescued

Srinagar: Two women were rescued by Navy personnel after their boat capsized in Wular Lake in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday. According to reports the incident happened near Zurimanz village. The duo have been identified as Rafi Begum and her daughter Laali. Navy personnel jumped to rescue as the boat had capsized near their […]

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Five arrested in Shopian, explosives recovered

Srinagar: Police have arrested five persons and claimed to have recovered material used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday night. Reports said that a special team of police in separate raids arrested the five persons and recovered material used for making the explosive devices including IEDs. The […]

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ACB raids ex chairman J&K Bank’s official residence

ACB raids ex chairman J&K Bank’s official residence

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau has raided the offcial residence of ex chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank Parvez Ahmad at Residency road Lal Chowk. According to eyewitnesses that slueths of ACB accompanied by police raided the house of his brother Nawaz Ahmad Nengroo near Mughal Darbar Bakery on residency road Srinagar. The searches are going on […]

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Advisory to all Private Satellite TV Channels for appropriate representation of children in dance based Reality Shows

Advisory to all Private Satellite TV Channels for appropriate representation of children in dance based Reality Shows

New Delhi: I&B Ministry has noticed that several dance based reality TV shows portray young children performing dance moves originally done by adults in movies and other popular modes of entertainment. These moves are often suggestive and age-inappropriate. Such acts may also have distressing impact on children, impacting them at a young and impressionable age. […]

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Thunderstorm cells established in entire north eastern Kashmir

Thunderstorm cells established in entire north eastern Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday said that amid possibility of heavy rains and thunders in eastern parts of Kashmir Thunderstorm cells have been established. According to forecaster there is s possibility of heavy rain with thunder and hail and gusty winds around wular lake and adjoining areas & Kangan during next 1 hour. “Multiple thunderstorm cells […]

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Funeral prayers in absentia for Dr Morsi held at KU, Jamia Masjid Hyderpora to offer at 5:30 PM

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: A day after Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office died; the students, scholars and faculty members of Kashmir University on Tuesday offered funeral prayers in absentia for the deceased. As soon as the afternoon (Zuhar) prayers culminated, the faculty members, scholars and students […]

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Fire erupts at J&K Bank Botshah Mohalla Lalbazar

Fire erupts at J&K Bank Botshah Mohalla Lalbazar

  Srinagar: Fire erupted at Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Botshah Mohalla of Lal Bazar area in Srinagar on Tuesday. According to reports the fire erupted at the bank branch following which efforts have been launched to douse the flames. Cause of fire was not known immediately. Details emerging.

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140 Masters without salary since 5 months, threaten to close down schools

140 Masters without salary since 5 months, threaten to close down schools

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Jammu & Kashmir’s Masters Forum Pulwama on Tuesday afternoon protested in the premises of DC office Pulwama and demanded immediate disbursement of pending salaries. “Since 5 months, our salaries are pending. Our families are suffering and are unable to provide school fees to our children,” protesting master’s said. They said that […]

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Body of civilian recovered from Achabal gunfight site

Body of civilian recovered from Achabal gunfight site

Anantnag: Body of a civilian was recovered from the encounter site in Bidoora area of Achabal of Anantnag district on Tuesday morning. Reports said that the body bore  bullet marks. He was identified Nasir Ahmad, a resident of Achabal and was a tractor driver by profession. Earlier, a foreign militant and an army officer were […]

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Shah Faisal, Er Rashid forge alliance for Assembly polls

By Ovais Gull   Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement led by Shah Faesal and Awami Itehaad Party led by Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Tuesday emtered into pre-poll alliance. The duo parties announced the decision while addressing a presser today at Kashmir Press Club. They said that there was a dire meed of emtering into […]

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Army man allegedly commits suicide in Kupwara

  Srinagar: An Army man allegedly  shot himself dead with his service rifle in Sadau Ganga area of Kandi in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. Reports said that the army man of 47 RR, posted at Sadu Ganga in Kandi. The deceased soldier has been identified as Chhotu Kumar, 24 year old (belt number […]

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Army thrashes traffic police cop in Nowgam, had allowed civilian vehicle pass near Casper

Army thrashes traffic police cop in Nowgam, had allowed civilian vehicle pass near Casper

Srinagar: Army on Tuesday thrashed a traffic police cop at Pahroo Chowk in Nowgam area of uptown Srinagar for allowing a civilian vehicle to pass closer to a Casper stationed there. The traffic police personnel has been identified as Mudasir Ahmad, a resident of Balhama. He was immediately rushed to hospital for treatment.  Reports claiemd […]

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Two army personnel injured in Pulwama IED attack succumb

Srinagar: Two army personnel injured in a vehicle-based Improvised Explosive Device attack in Pulwama last night have succumbed to injuries. Srinagar based army spokesperson said that two soldiers, who were brought to a military hospital with severe contusions, concussions, have succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment in 92 Base Hospital. “We deeply mourn the demise of […]

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Marhama encounter: Two militants, Army man killed, operation in progress

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag:  Two militants and an army man have been killed in an ongoing gunbattle with government forces in Marhama Sangam village in South kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday An official said that two militants have been killed while one more, they believe is trapped there. One Army man also lost his life […]

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Zakura  Campus KU  wins inter department football tournament 

Zakura  Campus KU  wins inter department football tournament 

  Srinagar: Institute of Technology  Zakura Campus University of Kashmir  won the inter- department football tournament by 2 goals to nil by defeating law Dept University of kashmir in the final match. The tournament was conducted by the Directorate of Physical Education and Sports University of kashmir. Saliq scored 1 goal and Rubsiyaf scored 1 […]

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Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurates J&K Bank branch in Shirdi, Maharashtra

Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurates J&K Bank branch in Shirdi, Maharashtra

Srinagar: J&K Bank, the state-owned premier financial institution, today inaugurated its new branch at Shirdi, Maharashtra that will offer a comprehensive range of financial products besides other banking services. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated state-of-the-art business unit in presence of the bank’s Chairman and MD Rajesh Kumar Chhibber along with Executive President P K […]

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Encounter rages in Marhama Anantnag

Anantnag: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Marhama village of Anantnag district in wee hours of Tuesday. According to sources the area is resounding with heavy exchange of gunfire from both sides.  2-3 Militants are believed to be trapped inside the cordon.  The area has been sealed by joint team of forces. […]

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Deteriorating condition of highway, skyrocketing air fare will affect Amarnath Yatra: KCC&I

Deteriorating condition of highway, skyrocketing air fare will affect Amarnath Yatra: KCC&I

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Kashmiri Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) on Monday said thatdeteriorating condition of Srinagar-Jammu highway as well as the skyrocketing airfare would certainly affect the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that State Administration must take proper steps to ensure smooth passage of Pilgrims. Talking to INS, Sheikh Ashiq President of KCC&I said […]

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Lightening kills 42-year old man old in Bakura Ganderbal

By Mir showkat Ganderbal: A 42-year old man was killed by ligthening that struck bakura area of Ganderbal on Monday evening. A police official confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as  Mohd Yousuf Mir son of Abdul Aziz Mir Resident of Bakura Shumma. He said that he diedd on spot after lightening struck when […]

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Militants attack Army with an IED in Arihal Pulwama

Pulwama: Militants on Monday evening attacked an Army vehicle with an IED in Arihal area of Pulwama district causing damages to the vehicle. Sources said that the Improvised Explosive Device was fitted underneath a bridge The blast was followed by gunshots. details emerging

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School lacks ground, drinking water, ZEO says ‘not my responsibility’

School lacks ground, drinking water, ZEO says ‘not my responsibility’

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: A Government run Upper Primary School at Gujjarpati within the educational zone of Drugmulla in northern belt of Kashmir is facing multiple problems that include compromising the health of students enrolled. 190 students are enrolled in the school. “Despite repeated pleas to authorities and higher ups the trees have not been […]

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Senior revenue official arrested in Sopore by ACB over corruption charges

By Peerzada Waseem   Sopore: A senior revenue official was arrested r d handed by the slueths of Anti Corruption Bureau on Monday in Sopore area of Baramulla. Sources said that  NaibTehsildar of Tehsil Sopore Fayaz Ahmad arrested by JKACB following complaints regarding corruption and bribery  According to sources he was caught red handed by […]

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Anantnag encounter: Army captain killed, gunfight continues

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: An army officer has been killed in the ongoing gunfight between militants and government forces in Bidoora area of Achabal in Anantnag district on Monday. According to official sources a Captain ranking officer has died of fatal wounds received during the gunfight raging in the area since morning. He has been […]

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Wreath laying ceremony of cop Arshid Khan held, two minutes silence in DPL Ganderbal

Wreath laying ceremony of cop Arshid Khan held, two minutes silence in DPL Ganderbal

Srinagar: Wreath laying ceremony was held on Monday for the late cop Arshid Khan who died of wounds he received in a militant attack in Anantnag few days back. Top administration and police officials were present and laid the floral tributes to the deceased. Khan had received fatal wounds in the militant attack and was […]

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Man climbs on cell tower in Tral, threatens to commit suicide

Man climbs on cell tower in Tral, threatens to commit suicide

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: A man has climbed upon a cellular tower near Aabgarh Chowk Tral in Pulwama threatening to commit suicide. A large number of people have assembled near the tower. According to locals the man is not ready to talk to any one rather threatened to climb if any one tried to come […]

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First session of 17th Lok Sabha begins, Members take oath

First session of 17th Lok Sabha begins, Members take oath

New Delhi: Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced here Monday.: As soon as the House met, the Members stood in silence for a few minutes as per the […]

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Timber smuggling bid foiled in Rafiabad Baramulla, truck seized

By Peerzada Waseem Rafiabad: Forest department on Monday said that it has seized a truck carrying  illicit timber in Feroozpora Achabal  area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district. Officials said  During naka at Ferozpora-Achbal during intervening night of 16 and 17 June at about 1 am a tipper loaded with illicit timber was intercepted. The driver […]

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Anantnag encounter: Army major injured, shifted to Srinagar, gunfight continues

Anantnag encounter: Army major injured, shifted to Srinagar, gunfight continues

By Sameer Ahmad Srinagar: A Major ranking officer of Army and two soldiers have been injured in the ongoing gunbattle with militnats in Bidoora area of Achabal in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. “Major Rahul Verma and two other army men were injured after fresh firing resumed at the site. Earlier, two bodies were claimed […]

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Anantnag encounter: Two bodies recovered, fresh firing resumes

By Sameer Ahmad   Anantnag: Two bodies have been recovered from the gunfight site at Badoora area of Anantnag district where fresh firing has resumed between militants and government forces. According to sources two bodies have been recovered of whom identification is being ascertained. They said that fresh firing erupted at the site. Gunfight erupted […]

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Gunfight between militants, forces rages in Badoora Anantnag

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Badoora area of Achabal in Anantnag district on Monday. According to sources that joint team of forces had launched  search operation in Badoora area following inputs of militants presence there. Sources claimed that exchange of fire took place between the two sides. […]