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Ganderbal: Police busts gang, recovers 3 cars, scooty among other items

Ganderbal: Police busts gang, recovers 3 cars, scooty among other items

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Four ‘chronic thieves’ have been arrested by police in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir and recovered the stolen items from their possession. Police busted the gang while working on a vehicle theft complaint from Safapora area of the district, a police officer said. Following leads, he said, one person namely Kaiser Ahmad […]

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Top JeM commander, associate killed in Bijbehara gunfight, police claims major success

Top JeM commander, associate killed in Bijbehara gunfight, police claims major success

  Anantnag: Police on Tuesday claimed that it achieved a major success in killing the top Jaish e Mohammad commander Fayaz Panzoo during a gunfight in Wopzan village of Bijbehara in Anantnag district. According to police Panzoo was killed along with his associate in the gunfight. Police said that Ponzoo was was involved in attack […]

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LOC flare up: One Army man killed in Sunderbani Rajouri

LOC flare up: One Army man killed in Sunderbani Rajouri

Srinagar: An Army man has been killed in the cross LOC exchange of fire in  Sunderbani sector in Rajouri on Tuesday. According to news gathering agency ANI the soldier died of fatal wounds he received from Pakistani fire. Officials have said that amid continuing India-Pakistan exchange of fire in  Tangdhar and Keran sectors two Pakistani […]

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Gunfight rages in Anantnag’s Wopzan village

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Gunfight erupted between militants and government forces in Wopzan village of Bijbehara area in Anantanag district on Tuesday. According to initial reports the contact with militants has been made and both sides are exchanging gunfire. Earlier forces had laid siege over the area and launched search operation to flush out any hiding […]

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Hujjaj in Azizya facing problems, accuse JK Hajj authorities of failing them

Hujjaj in Azizya facing problems, accuse JK Hajj authorities of failing them

by Suhail Khan Srinagar: Pilgrims on Hajj from valley are facing difficulties in the Makkah and are accusing Hajj committee of lackadaisical approach towards their problems. A pilgrim on holy journey Ghulam Qadir from old city told INS from Mecca that the Khuddam’s sent by the Hajj Committee with them are missing due to which […]

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One person injured in cross LOC gunfire in Tangdhar Kupwara

One person injured in cross LOC gunfire in Tangdhar Kupwara

Kupwara: One person has been injured in the cross LOC exchange of fire in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district on Tuesday. Reports said that the person had received splinter injuries in his head and was quickly evacuated to medical facility where he is under treatment. India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along LOC and used […]

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Girl alleges rape by teacher in Udhampur

Girl alleges rape by teacher in Udhampur

UDHAMPUR: A class 10th student has alleged that she has been raped by her teacher in Ramnagar area of Udhampur district. Acting on written complaint of the victim and her family members, Police arrested the accused teachers. According to officials a case FIR number 80/19, under Section 376 RPC has been registered in this connection […]

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CBI must probe it, find origins says Omar Abdullah on Guv’s remarks ‘orders on social media are fake’

CBI must probe it, find origins says Omar Abdullah on Guv’s remarks ‘orders on social media are fake’

Srinagar: Following Governor Satya Pal Malik’s comments that the government orders circulating on social media platforms are fake, former chief minster Omar Abdullah has demanded Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into such circulations and to dig out their origins. Abdullah took to twitter and said: “This is a very serious matter raised by the Governor. […]

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Cross LOC mortar shelling erupts in Tangdhar Kupwara

By Tasadduq Hussain     Kupwara: Heavy cross LOC mortal shelling has erupted in Tangdhar area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. An offcial told INS that India and Pakistan armies are exchanging fire including using mortar against each other. He said that the area along Line Of Control has been rattled by the […]

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Don’t pay heed to rumours, everything normal: Governor Satyapal Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday urged people not to pay heed to any rumours and said that the ‘government’ orders being circulated on social media in Kashmir from past few days were invalid. “There has been no valid order by the government. All the orders are invalid,” Governor Malik said […]

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Father kills daughter at Sheeri in Baramullah

  Baramulla: In a shocking incident a father has killed his daughter in forest area of Laridora Narvaw Sheeri area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Javid Ahmad Khan son of Rehmatullah Khan of Laridora Sheeri Narvwa. He took her daughter from his home early in the […]

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Residents near LOC protest against authorities, demand resumption of work on road

Residents near LOC protest against authorities, demand resumption of work on road

People living near LoC in Mankote area on Tuesday protested against forest department and other government agencies for delaying the resumption of work on the road connecting the area.

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17 killed as Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area

17 killed as Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area

17 people, including five crew members and 12 civilians, died after a Pakistan Army aviation aircraft on a routine training flight crashed into a residential area in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad. “A small plane crashed into a residential area. So far we have retrieved 17 dead bodies, including 12 civilians and five crew members,” rescue […]

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Notorious drug peddler nabbed in Sopore, drugs in huge quantity recovered

Notorious drug peddler nabbed in Sopore, drugs in huge quantity recovered

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested notorious drug peddler at a checkpoint in north Kashmir’s Sopore town and recovered huge quantity of banned drugs from his possession. A police spokesman in a statement said that officers at a checkpoint established at Baghat Achabal  Sopore arrested one drug peddler identified as Arif […]

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NC’s Hasnain Masoodi demands Home Minister’s statement over panic situation in valley

NC’s Hasnain Masoodi demands Home Minister’s statement over panic situation in valley

New Delhi: JKNC MP Hasnain Masoodi on Monday demanded a statement from the Minister of Home Affairs on the situation in Valley to dispel all doubts and panic created by ‘unusual measures’ like sending more troops to valley. He also raised the matter during Zero Hour and asked for necessary steps to end the uncertainty. […]

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Only ORS, Paracetamol available at Health Centre Mitrigam Pulwama

Only ORS, Paracetamol available at  Health Centre Mitrigam Pulwama

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: The health care system in rural areas of Kashmir is failing to be up to mark to cater to the population in far off places, one such example is Sub Centre Mitrigam in Pulwama district where only  ORS (Oral dehydration salt )and Paracetamol are the only medicine available. “Not even first aid […]

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Hoardings, advertisements continue to occupy Chinar trees in Anantnag, administration in deep slumber

Hoardings, advertisements continue to occupy Chinar trees in Anantnag, administration in deep slumber

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Anantnag administration seems to have forgotten the orders passed by the divisional commissioner asking administration to remove the advertisements, signboards and hoardings from  Chinar trees. The advertisements are still on the Chinar trees and no action has been taken till date, locals claim. Jammu and Kashmir Government had recently ordered and banned […]

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Amit Shah to hold meeting on Kashmir

Amit Shah to hold meeting on Kashmir

New Delhi: Home Minister of India Amit Shah will hold a meeting on Jammu and Kashmir with other senior BJP leaders on Tuesday. BJP Working President, JP Nadda, General Secretary BL Santosh, J&K BJP President Ravinder Rana and former J&K Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta will attend the meeting, ANI reported. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is […]

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Instead of Botany question paper, KU provides BG 4th sem students with that of ‘Horticulture’

Instead of Botany question paper, KU provides BG 4th sem students with that of ‘Horticulture’

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Students of 4th semester who appeared in Botany paper on Monday in different colleges of Kashmir had to leave the examination halls after the paper they were provided with was of ‘Horticulture’. A group of students told INS that they were surprised to see the paper of Horticulture and raised the issue with […]

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Mehbooba Mufti urges Farooq Abdullah to call all party meet for a ‘united response’ against ‘recent developments’

Mehbooba Mufti urges Farooq Abdullah to call all party meet for a ‘united response’ against ‘recent developments’

Srinagar: Former chief minister J&K and People Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday urged National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah to call an all party meeting to chalk out ‘united response’ against the ‘recent devlopments that have caused a sense of panic’. Mufti took to twitter and said that she had urged Abdullah to call […]

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Provide list of mosques, their ideological affiliations: SSP Srinagar to Zonal SPs

Provide list of mosques, their ideological affiliations: SSP Srinagar to Zonal SPs

Srinagar: Five zonal superintendents of Jammu and Kashmir police in District Srinagar has been ordered to provide the list of mosques, its management committees and ideological affiliations. An order passed in this regards reads: “Please provide details of mosques and their managements falling without your respective jurisdictions as per enclosed proforma to this office immediately […]

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Stray dogs attack, injure 5 including an elderly woman in Trehgam Kupwara

Stray dogs attack, injure 5 including an elderly woman in Trehgam Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Three students,  a youth and an elderly woman was injured after stray dogs attacked them in Trehgam area of Kupwara this morning. The injured were evacuated to Primary Health Centre Trehgam for treatment. According to attendants of the victims  PHC Trehgam is running out  of anti rabies injunctions. Block Medical Officer Dr […]

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PHE employee beaten ruthlessly succumbs in Srinagar, accused arrested

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: The employees of Public Helath Engineering Depertment Division Handwara held a pecafull protest demonstration within main town Handwara against the killing of their colleague who was beaten to death in  Sarmarg Lachanpora of Distirct kupwara. Demanding exemplary punishment to the accused, a teacher by profession, who had ruthlessly beaten the PHE […]

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Tourist dies of cardiac arrest in Gulmarg

Srinagar: A 65 year old tourist died of cardiac arrest at ski resort Gulmarg on Monday. An official said that around  4:00 am Sajad Din S/o Fakur Din R/o Babeibagh Indore, Madhya Pradesh was was brought to PHC Gulmarg where doctors declared him brought dead. He was putting up at hotel Pine Spring.. “The cause […]

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Sgr-Leh highway again closed for traffic due to landslides

Sgr-Leh highway again closed for traffic due to landslides

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Srinagar-Leh strategic highway has been shut for vehicular traffic following landslides over the stretch. According to officials Sonamarg-Gumri road stretch of Sgr-Leh highway was again closed following landslides at almost three places. Reports said that a large number of vehicles stranded on either sides of the highway. An official said the […]

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10-day old baby injured in cross LOC firing succumbs in hospital

Jammu, Jul 29 : A ten-day old child injured in cross LOC firing by the Pakistan, succumbed in a hospital during treatment on Monday in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that two other civilians including a woman and a child sustained injuries during the firing in Mendhar area of the district. The […]

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Article 35A to go, additional forces called in, sensitive installations under security cover: Report

Article 35A to go, additional forces called in, sensitive installations under security cover: Report

    Srinagar: Government of India has decided to abrogate Article 35A of constitution of India that defines the permanent residents of state of Jammu and Kashmir, the additional forces are being moved in to state to control any untoward development. According to a National Herald report the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, during his […]

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J&K Bank Chairman visits Haj House, interacts with pilgrims

J&K Bank Chairman visits Haj House, interacts with pilgrims

Srinagar: J&K Bank Chairman and Managing Director, Rajesh Kumar Chhibber along with the bank’s senior management team today visited Haj House here at Bemina Srinagar and interacted with the Hajj pilgrims, wishing them a safe and satisfying journey. Executive Officer J&K State Hajj Committee, Dr Abdul Salam, Hajj Officer, Mohammad Maqbool and senior officials of […]

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JKICDS Supervisors launch indefinite strike from July 29, list demands

JKICDS Supervisors launch indefinite strike from July 29, list demands

by Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: Jammu and Kashmir ICDS Supervisers Union have called for a state wide strike against the government for not considering their promotion process,  withholding their salaries for months and amendment of social welfare rules.  Sate union president, Abida War on Saturday addressed a presser in Kupwara along with other members of the […]

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Taliban attack kills 3 Afghan police officers, Headquarter partially destroyed

Taliban attack kills 3 Afghan police officers, Headquarter partially destroyed

Kabul: Three police officers have been killed in a Taliban suicide attack in eastern Gazni Province’s Ab Band district. 12 Policemen are injured in the attack as well.  According to reports quoting Ahmad Khan Serat, said that the Taliban used a stolen military Humvee in the attack, which partially destroyed the headquarters. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah […]

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Around 100 sheep, goats killed in cloudburst in Tral pastures, many missing

Around 100 sheep, goats killed in cloudburst in Tral pastures, many missing

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Around hundred sheep and goats perished in a cloudburst at Nargistan upper pastures of South Kashmir’s Tral sub district during the intervening night, officials said. An official in sheep husbandry department told INS that during the intervening night of Friday & Saturday, heavy rainfall preceded the cloudburst in Bradi Angan area […]

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Following Trump-Imran meet US to support Pak’s F-16 fighter jets for 24×7 end-use monitoring

Following Trump-Imran meet US to support Pak’s F-16 fighter jets for 24×7 end-use monitoring

Washington: Following Pakistan Prime Minister’s meeting with US President Donald Trump, America approved military sales worth USD 125 million that would result in 24×7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets of Pakistan. The decision to this effect by Pentagon was notified to the US Congress on Friday. “The State Department has made a determination […]

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Two militants have been killed in a gunfight in Bonbazar area of Shopian district on Saturday morning. According to officials the bodies of the duo have been recovered and their identity is being ascertained. Earlier, a joint team of forces includign 23 Para ,JK Police’s SOG and CRPF jointly launched cordon […]

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2 years a less time for constructing 3km road under PMGSY in Jawaharpora Tral

2 years a less time for constructing 3km road under PMGSY in Jawaharpora Tral

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Residents of Jawaharpora in Aripal Tehsil here are irked over failure of the administration to construct road under Pradan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme despite passing of two years on the commencement. Work on the three-kilometre Jawaharpora-Zozzbal road begun two years back even half a kilometer has not been completed […]

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Father, son held with contraband substance in Sopore

Father, son held with contraband substance in Sopore

Sopore : Police on Friday claimed to have arrested father and son along with contraband substance in north Kashmir’s Sopore town. Official sources told INS  during naka checking laid by Sopore police at Teliyaan Sopore the duo were held along with large quantity of ‘charas’. Officer identified both father, son as Ghulam Mohiudin Dar alias […]

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Sopore: NIA conducts searches in Krankshivan colony resident’s house

Sopore: NIA conducts searches in Krankshivan colony resident’s house

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Slueths of National Investigation Agency on Friday conducted searches in Sopore’s Krankshivan locality. According to sources the NIA team raided residence of Sanaullah Bhat in the area. They were accompanied by police and paramilitary CRPF. The raid was conducted at around 10 am in the morning.

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Alleging murder in Srinagar, Boonera Pulwama residents demand justice in locals death

Alleging murder in Srinagar, Boonera Pulwama residents demand justice in locals death

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Residents of Boonera area of Pulwama on Friday protested demanding stern punishment to ‘murderers of a local’ in summer capital Srinagar. According to protesters a local of the village was found dead in the hotel in Srinagar’s Gonikhan area where he would work. The deceased was identified as Mohd Ayoub khan […]

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4-Year old Musk deer caught in Ganderbal, shifted to Dachigam National Park

4-Year old Musk deer caught in Ganderbal, shifted to Dachigam National Park

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A Musk deer was captured by locals in Ganderbal district’s Chatergul Kangan area who had apparently come down from nearby forests. Locals said that the deer was spotted and captured on Thursday evening. “A female mask deer was handed over to them by locals who had caught her alive,” Range officer […]

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Another landslide sweeps on Srinagar-Leh Highway, closed for traffic

Another landslide sweeps on Srinagar-Leh Highway, closed for traffic

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The strategic 434Km Srinagar-Leh highway has been closed for vehicular movement on Friday as well following massive landslide yesterday evening at Zojilla Pass. According to officials a massive landslide occurred at the Zojilla pass sweeping upon the road rendering it blocked. The road was closed yesterday following landslides due to cloudburst […]

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Kashmir Press Club becomes member of Federation of Press Club’s of India

Kashmir Press Club becomes member of Federation of Press Club’s of India

Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club has been granted membership of Federation of Press Clubs of India  and were added to the list by Press Club of India (PCI). The PCI President Anant Bagaitkar while congratulating KPC for successful elections has extended best wishes to the newly elected office bearers of the KPC, said the statement issued […]

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Yatra suspended for the day due to inclement weather, slippery highway

Yatra suspended for the day due to inclement weather, slippery highway

Srinagar: Authorities on Friday said that the Amarnath yatra has been suspended for the day due to to inclement weather along the Jammu-Srinagar highway. “No pilgrim vehicle will be allowed to move towards the valley,” an official said. They said that the yatra has been temporarily suspended because of bad weather and slippery road conditions […]

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Vehicular movement suspended on Mughal road, rains cause landslides along route

Vehicular movement suspended on Mughal road, rains cause landslides along route

  Poonch: Vehicular movement on Mughal road has been suspended following landslides due to rains that lashed the region on Thursday. Officials said that landslides occurred at Poshana leading to the closure of the road. They said that men and machinery has been deputed to clear the road of blockades.  

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Government supply rice meant for black marketing seized, two arrested

Government supply rice meant for black marketing seized, two arrested

Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have seized a truck load of Government supply rice in Kulgam’s near J&K Bank Dhamhaal Hanjipora. The rice was meant for black marketing and two person were arrested in the case so far. “During the course of vehicular checking, a truck bearing registration number JK05-7633 on way towards D.H.pora […]

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In Pics: Waterlogged Lal Chowk, drainage system cripples under rains

In Pics: Waterlogged Lal Chowk, drainage system cripples under rains
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Sweeper since 1994, monthly honorarium Rs 50, Ghulam Hassan hopes he might be regularized

Sweeper since 1994, monthly honorarium Rs 50, Ghulam Hassan hopes he might be regularized

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: For seventeen years Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, a sweeper in Government Middle School Anantnag, is being paid a monthly honorarium of Rs 5O. A resident of Anantnag’s Sundoo area, Sheikh began his job a sweeper in 1994 and in 2011 Government had ordered Education department to regularise class 4th employees. “The then Commissioner […]

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Mysterious death of Sopore youth, family alleges murder, demand justice

Mysterious death of Sopore youth, family alleges murder, demand justice

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Demanding justice and thorough probe into the mysterious death of a Sopore youth in a Srinagar hotel, family of the deceased on Thursday held protest demonstration in the area. Relatives of the deceased, namely Abdul Rahim Marazi alias Gusha son of Ghulam Mohammad Marazi of Sofi Hamam assembled at Chankhan on […]

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Handwara hospital: Accident victims waits for hours only to be told CT Section without electricity

Handwara hospital: Accident victims waits for hours only to be told CT Section without electricity

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: The health care system in rural areas seems to be unnerved over public plight and officials don’t look like ever bothered by the non availability of basic critical care situations. An accident victim on Thursday was shifted to District Hospital Handwara from Sogam Health Centre to undergo CT scan. After waiting […]

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CEO out of station, ZEO post vacant since two months, employees suffer

CEO out of station, ZEO post vacant since two months, employees suffer

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Employees of the education department in Zone Shopian are suffering as the department is not appointing any Zonal Educational Officer for the area since past two months. A delegation of employees told INS that they cannot avail their salaries as there is no ZEO to clear their bills. “Cases of GP […]

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In a nocturnal car chase, police enters CUK boys hostel for searches: Were accompanied by warden say officials

In a nocturnal car chase, police enters CUK boys hostel for searches: Were accompanied by warden say officials

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: A video is being circulated over social networking sites of forces personnel inside Central University Kashmir boys hostel in Ganderbal. While the boys could be heard yelling at police that no University official is accompanying them for the searches inside the premises. However Police has clarified that they had warden […]

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Five including four arrested for attacking police while searching for contraband substances in Handwara

Five including four arrested for attacking police while searching for contraband substances in Handwara

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Police has arrested four persons for attacking them while conducting searches for contraband substances in Handwara belt of district on Thursday. “Four Persons were arrested when they attacked police party with stones and lathies in an attempt to prevent the lawful search for contraband substance at a house of a drug […]