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Kokernag: House damaged due, family escapes unhurt

Kokernag: House damaged due, family escapes unhurt

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag:- A two story residential house was partially damaged due to heavy snowfall in Kachiwan Kokernag village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Sources said that due to heavy snowfall the house of Bashir Ahmad khatana son of Mohd Khalil Khatana,  resident of Kachiwan kokernag, got partially damaged last night. However the family […]

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Srinagar Airport: Amid delayed morning flights, operation may resume

By Imtiyaz Pandow Srinagar: Air traffic at the Srinagar International Airport is yet to resume and four flights have been delayed by the authorities but hope that after noon the flights will fly. An official at the airport said that four morning flights have been delayed that included two flights of Indigo and one of […]

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Highway remains closed as weather begins to improve in Valley

Highway remains closed as weather begins to improve in Valley

Srinagar: Forecaster on Friday said that the turbulent weather conditions in the valley has begun to improve but added that their are chances of occasional light snowfall in parts of Kashmir. “Weather has improved significantly throughout the state. Currently, it’s cloudy to overcast in Kashmir, partly cloudy in Ladakh and Jammu. Chances of ocassional light […]

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Kokernag avalanche: Husband, wife killed, children rescued alive

Kokernag avalanche: Husband, wife killed, children rescued alive

by Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Husband and a wife have been killed while their two daughters were rescued alive after hectic efforts as snow avalanche struck their house in Kokernag on Thursday evening. The deceased were identified as  Bashir Qureshi, 50 and his wife Roshan Jan, 45,. The snow avalanche had hit their house in in […]

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JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 9, 11 to mark Afzal Guru and Maqbool Death hangings

JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 9, 11 to mark Afzal Guru and Maqbool Death hangings

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership Thursday called for a complete shutdown on February 9 and 11 on the “martyrdom” anniversaries of JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Butt and parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru. A statement of JRL, comprising of octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairperson Yasin Malik urged […]

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Srinagar: Roads choked, electricity snapped

Srinagar: Roads choked, electricity snapped

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The fresh snowfall since last evening has choked the Srinagarities as the authorities have failed to clear the accumulated snow so far while as the pedestrians as well as commuters faced tremendous hardships today to pass through the snowy roads. The residents in entire Srinagar City areas including Habba Kadal, Fateh Kadal, […]

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Gaw Kadal massacre case closed, records washed away in floods, Police tell SHRC

  Srinagar: Police has told State Human Rights Commission that that the Gaw Kadal massacre case has been closed as the culprits are untraced and the records for the same were washed away in Sept 2014 deluge. The report submitted by the Senior Superintendent of police Srinagar before the state human rights commission today revealed […]

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Anantnag: Residential house damaged, occupants escape unhurt

Anantnag: Residential house damaged, occupants escape unhurt

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: One residential house was damaged due to snowfall in Anzwala village area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Sources said due to heavy Snowfall the house of Gull Mohd Lone son of Abdul Rehman Lone, a resident of Anzwala village in Anantnag District got partially damaged due to heavy snowfall. However, no loss […]

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Weather to improve from Friday forenoon says forecaster

Weather to improve from Friday forenoon says forecaster

Srinagar: Weatherman on Thursday predicted an improvement in weather condition from Friday forenoon in Valley. “Significant improvement in weather from tomorrow forenoon from Kashmir, afternoon from Jammu & Ladakh region,” Sonam lotus said. The forecaster said that the outlook for subsequent 5 days looks like light rain, snow. “It is continuously snowing at most parts […]

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People brave heavy snowfall to participate in slain LeT Commanders funeral in Pulwama, massive throng witnessed

People brave heavy snowfall to participate in slain LeT Commanders funeral in Pulwama, massive throng witnessed

Srinagar: Braving chilly weather and heavy snowfall thousands participated in the funeral prayers of slain District Commander of Lashkar e Taiba in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday.  Irfan Ahmad Sheikh was killed in the gunbattle in chakoora area, his native area, with government forces. According to police he had opened fire on the forces […]

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7 Family members rescued from snow avalanche in Budgam

7 Family members rescued from snow avalanche in Budgam

Budgam: Amid heavy snow fall continuing in the valley for second consecutive day, seven members of a family had a narrow escape when a snow avalanche hit the Zogiyar village of upper Kokarbagh in Khag Tehsil of the district. Reports said that the 7 families of the area were were rescued safely. “They have been shifted to […]

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Baramulla: Data entry operates interview postponed

Baramulla: Interview for the data entry posts in Baramulla scheduled to be held on Feb 7 have been postponed. Officials said that keeping in view of the recent heavy snowfall in Baramulla District, the interview for the post of Data Entry Operator scheduled to be held on 07-02-2019 stands postponed. The next date of interview […]

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GATE aspirants who missed flights, get registered with Div Com Kashmir’s office

Srinagar: GATE aspirants who missed their flights from the valley have been asked to themselves to register with the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir office ” GATE aspirants who missed their flights last two days due to bad weather in Srinagar may kindly get themselves registered with the Assistant Commissioner Central in the office of Divisional Commissioner […]

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Batamaloo encounter case: Police files chargesheet against ten including journalist Asif Sultan, others

Batamaloo encounter case: Police files chargesheet against ten including journalist Asif Sultan, others

Srinagar: Police on Thursday filed chargesheet in Battamaloo shootout case, against ten people, in which a cop was killed and militants had escaped. The chargesheet names five persons including a lady and a journalist Asif Sultan for harbouring militants and giving Support to the proscribed oirganisation.   According to police spokesman Police submitted the charge sheet […]

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Highway closed, Airtraffic suspended, electricity snapped as Snowfall continues for second day

Highway closed, Airtraffic suspended, electricity snapped as Snowfall continues for second day

Srinagar: Land and air connectivity of Kashmir valley remains cut for second consecutive day as heavy snowfall across the valley continued for second day. According to officials at Traffic police the vehicular movement over the only road connectivity, Srinagar-Jammu highway, will remain closed as snow has accumulated at the stretch including at Jawahar tunnel. “Landslides […]

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Chakoora gunfight: As gunfight rages, protesters clash with forces, tear gassed

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Massive clashes erupted in Chakoora area of Pulwama amid raging gunfight between holed up militants and government forces on Wednesday. According to locals youth took to streets and clashed with forces conducting the operation in the area. The protesters, they say, pelted forces with stones and bricks to which forces retaliated […]

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Gunfight erupts in Chakoora in Pulwama  

by Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Gunfight between militants and government forces is raging in the Chakoora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. Reports said that as the joint forces of 55 RR, SOG Pulwama and Crpf were conducting searches in the area they came under fire from militants triggering the firefight. Exchange of fire was […]

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Militants hurl grenade at forces in Kulgam, One CRPF man injured

  Kulgam: Suspected militants on Wednesday lobbed a grenade on a CRPF camp in Kulgam and one CRPF personnel has been injured in the incident. SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh told INS that one CRPF personnel has bee injured in the incident. The area according to reports has been cordoned off to nab the assailants.

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Kangri’s warmth beats modern gadgets during Kashmir’s harsh winter

Imtiyaz Pandow Harsh winter in Kashmir is always a cause of concern to the common masses in many ways. However, the priority is always given to keep themselves warm and then take on to other challenges. Amid all these efforts of common people to beat the cold, a lot of hassle bustle is seen among […]

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From 2010, Soiteng-Athwajan Bridge awaits completion; JKPCC says Bridge to complete by May ending

From 2010, Soiteng-Athwajan Bridge awaits completion; JKPCC says Bridge to complete by May ending

By Ovais Gull  Srinagar: Even as the work on Soiteng-Athwajan Bridge was started in the year 2010, the authorities have utterly failed to complete the construction of Bridge till yet, thus leaving the local residents to lurch at large. The inordinate delay in constructing the Soiteng Bridge has caused immense hardships to dozens of areas […]

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Police closes Boniyar youth’s death case say evidences prove that it was a suicide

Police closes Boniyar youth’s death case say evidences prove that it was a suicide

  Baramulla: Police on Wednesday closed the case of the Boniyar youth’s death saying that the evidences have proven that he had committed suicide. In a statement Police said that this is in reference with death of one Azim Nazir S/O Nazir Ahmad Khan R/O Uranboa Boniyar at Azad Gunj Baramulla in which case FIR […]

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Help Budgam family in tracing brother and sister missing since 28 days

Help Budgam family in tracing brother and sister missing since 28 days

By Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: Two siblings from Trapi village of Khag area in central Kashmir’s Budgam have gone missing from the last 28 days. Reports reaching to The INS said that the siblings identified as Parveena Rasool (14) and Zahid Ahmad Bhat (11) went missing, when they were travelling towards maternal home on January 08. Family has […]

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Mrs Nargis Nazir passes away, Fateh Khwani on Feb 8 at Narwara

Mrs Nargis Nazir passes away, Fateh Khwani on Feb 8 at Narwara

With profound grief it is to inform that Mrs. Nargis Nazir wife of Nazir Ahmad Sofi residing at Malabagh, Srinagar passed away on February 5.  Ijtima’ee Fateh Khwaani of the deceased will be held on Friday 8th Feb. At 10:30 am at Narwara Srinagar. May Allah shower his choicest blessing, highest place in Jannah and peace on […]

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Police thwarts JRL rally in Abi Guzar Srinagar, Yasin Malik, others detained

Police thwarts JRL rally in Abi Guzar Srinagar, Yasin Malik, others detained

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday led a protest rally from Abi Guzar in Srinagar and chanted slogans for the release of political prisoners. Malik said that the political prisoners are lodged in various jails even after completing their sentences and cited Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo who has completed 26 […]

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Tral: Stray dogs bite around a dozen people, Hospital lacks anti-rabies vaccine 

Tral: Stray dogs bite around a dozen people, Hospital lacks anti-rabies vaccine 

BASHARAT RASHID Tral : Sub district hospital Tral is facing acute short of anti-rabies vaccines (ARV) as in last three days around a dozen people were bitten by the stray dogs here. As per the sources, most of the victims were shifted to another hospitals for the medical treatment as Tral’s own hospital lacks anti-rabies […]

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Bad weather leads to disruption of Air traffic at Srinagar airport

Bad weather leads to disruption of Air traffic at Srinagar airport

Srinagar: Air traffic at Srinagar International Airport was disrupted on Wednesday due to poor visibility following cloudy sky and rain since morning. An official of Airport said that one flight from Delhi has been suspended while four others are delayed. He said due to poor visibility, no flight could take off or land at Srinagar […]

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Burglars strike Larkipora Anantnag, loot ten houses

Burglars strike Larkipora Anantnag, loot ten houses

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Burglars struck at least 10 households in south Kashmir Larkipora village in Anantnag district in night hours and decamped with valuables worth lakhs. The burglaries took place during intervening night of Tuesday-and wendesday Police sources told INS that that burglars had entered the houses through windows and decamped with cash, gold, […]

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Three Army men detained in rifleman Aurangzeb killing case

Three Army men detained in rifleman Aurangzeb killing case

Srinagar: Army has detained three of its personnel and is questioning them over their role in the abduction and subsequent killing of slain soldier Aurangzeb by militants in June last year. Three personnel of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles,  sources told Indian Express,  are susoected of sharing information about Rifleman Aurangzeb. The slain rifleman was conferred […]

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 Tral residents protest over water scarcity 

 Tral residents protest over water scarcity 

By BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora : Inhabitants of Check village in Tral sub district on Tuesday morning staged a protest against public health engineering department decrying severe water crisis in the area. The protesters assembled on Tral-Awantipora road at Check village near Midoora crossing and blamed concerned authorities for failing to mitigate water crisis “despite back […]

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Shopian: Imam Sahib Tehsil fumes over Gov’t establishing college in Zainpora tehsil

Shopian: Imam Sahib Tehsil fumes over Gov’t establishing college in Zainpora tehsil

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Shopian’s Imam Sahib Tehsil is brimming with anger as the college recently granted for the Shopian district will be established in Zainpora tehsil, despite revenue department identifying land for the same in former tehsil. Locals are aghast at the governments decision of setting up college in Zainpora tehsil, saying that the […]

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Government cracks whip on unauthorised coaching centers in Kulgam, 7 institutes sealed

Government cracks whip on unauthorised coaching centers in Kulgam, 7 institutes sealed

  By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: District authorities on Tuesday acted tough against private coaching centers who have not be authorised by the competent authorities, and sealed at least seven of them for dereliction of official orders.   An official said that they acted upon the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner Ghulam Hassan Sheikh and […]

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No need to read my book through feministic prism: Rafia Mukhtar, author of ‘Her Castle Of Dreams’

No need to read my book through feministic prism: Rafia Mukhtar, author of ‘Her Castle Of Dreams’

Rafia Mukhtar (28), of Anantnag had a candid chat with INS correspondent Imtiyaz Pandow about her poetry collection, ‘Her Castle of Dreams’. Rafia lives at New Qazibagh area of Anantnag, with parents and a younger brother. She has done post-graduation in economic from IGNOU and B.Ed. from Rahmat Alam college Anantnag. She is a teacher […]

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SKIMS conducts its maiden Pediatric Heart Valve Replacement surgery successfully

SKIMS conducts its maiden Pediatric Heart Valve Replacement surgery successfully

Srinagar: Department of CVTS, SKIMS has conducted its maiden Pediatric Heart Valve Replacement of a 9 years female child, diagnosed of rheumatic heart disease with mitral regurgitation. The child was from old city’s Rainawari area in Srinagar According to SKIMS PRO the girls was operated on  January 11 by team of surgeons led by Prof. […]

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13 Arrested in nocturnal raids in Ganapora Handwara

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Over a dozen persons have been detained during nocturnal raids from Ganapora Kralgund area of Handwara in Kupwara district including elderly men Locals said that forces barged into the Ganapora village and bundled about 13 local residents. The detentions come ahead of the death anniversary of Afzal Guroo and Maqbool bhat, […]

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Nocturnal raids in Pulwama village, seven detained 

By Mudassir Maqbool   Pulwama:At least seven youth has been detained by forces during Nocturnal raids on previous night   Reports reaching to INS forces raided Arigam village of South kashmir’s Pulwama district and arrested seven youth.   Detained youth dentified as Bilal Ah Ganie, Showkat Ah Rather, Sabzar Ah Lone ,Tariq Ah Dar, Shakeel […]

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Body of mentally unsound non local found in Uri

By Peerzada Waseem   Baramulla: Police on Tuesday morning found a male body in Sumo Stand in Uri area of the Baramulla district. According to police the deceased was identified as Mohinder pal singh R/o. Haryana and was mentally unsound. He was putting up in a tin shed from last four years near Sumo Stand Uri, […]

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Highway: Traffic from Srinagar to Jammu today

Highway: Traffic from Srinagar to Jammu today

Srinagar: Traffic authorities have allowed the movement of vehicles from Srinagar to Jammu today. A spokesman of the department said that traffic movement on Jammu Srinagar NHW on 05.02.19 that is today shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu. He said that both for LMVs/HMVs have been allowed to move towards Jammu however,  LMV’s shall […]

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Walnut tree cut in broad daylight in Ganderbal, officials unaware

Walnut tree cut in broad daylight in Ganderbal, officials unaware

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A huge walnut tree was cut down in front of revenue office in Safapora area of the district Ganderbal, however officials are feigning ignorance as the incident took place on a ‘holiday’. The tree according to revenue officials was cut down on Sunday and they will look into the matter as […]

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NHM employees protest in Srinagar, demand regularisation of services

NHM employees protest in Srinagar, demand regularisation of services

  NHM employees on Monday held a massive protest demonstration in Pratap Park Lal chowk to press government to accept their demands including regularisation of services, equal pay and social security.

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Unemployed youth protests in Srinagar against SAC decision to regularise ReT’s

Unemployed youth protests in Srinagar against SAC decision to regularise ReT’s

Protests in Srinagar against SAC decision to regularise ReT’s

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GMC launches inquiry into demise of a new born baby girl, family accuses hospital of negligence

GMC launches inquiry into demise of a new born baby girl, family accuses hospital of negligence

by Mir Showkat Srinagar: Government Medical College Srinagar has launched into inquiry into the heartbreaking incident in which a new born breathed his last at  GB Pant Hospital. Family accuses negligence of staff has lead to the burn injuries to the infant and subsequent death. According to the family of the deceased baby girl had received […]

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ICDS employees protest in Sopore against non-payment of salaries 

ICDS employees protest in Sopore against non-payment of salaries 

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: The employees under the Centrally-sponsored scheme, Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) on Monday staged protest to press the government over their demand asking government to release their salaries. Scores of ICDS workers assembled outside Dak Banglow Sopore and protested non-payment of their salaries and failure on part of the successive governments […]

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While people in power enjoy, our Phd scholars are getting martyred, Shah faisal in his maiden public meeting

While people in power enjoy, our Phd scholars are getting martyred, Shah faisal in his maiden public meeting

By Tasaduq Hussain   Kupwara: Phd scholars are getting martyred and our youth are being accused of protesting for just Rs 500 while people at helm of affairs enjoy as people suffer said Shah Faisal on Monday. Faisal was speaking at his maiden public meeting in TRC ground Kupwara where thousands had turned up to […]

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52 % separate girls toilet in schools across JK locked, not usable

52 % separate girls toilet in schools across JK locked, not usable

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Even as the authorities are claiming to have taken steps to ensure adequate infrastructure and other facilities in the schools, the report available with INS revealed that at least 58 percent schools in the State have either locked the separate provision for girls’ toilet or are not usable. Notably, the officials in the […]

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Govt Boys Higher Secondary Tral launches its official website, Dir Education congratulates

Govt Boys Higher Secondary Tral launches its official website, Dir Education congratulates

By  BASHARAT RASHID   Pulwama : In a first Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Bajwani area of Tral launched its website on Monday to make the education process easy and interactive. The website www.bhsstral.in provides information about admissions, results, notifications, syllabus, games-sports, and other students related important information. The website was inaugurated by DDC […]

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Police solves Sopore youth’s murder case, three arrested, two involved militants already killed

Police solves Sopore youth’s murder case, three arrested, two involved militants already killed

Handwara: Police on Monday claimed to have cracked the abduction and murder case of Sopore youth and arrested three persons in the case.  Two militants involved in the case have already  been killed, police said. According to police spokesman on October 3 last year Tawseef Ahmad Ganai alias Tan puj ,a resident of Harvan Tujjar […]

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Clashes erupt amid CASO in Kulgam

  Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Clashes erupted amid Cordon and search operation at Tarigam village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam District. Reports sqid that youth hit the streets as soon as troops launched a joint operation in the area.   Shouting pro freedom and pro militancy slogans, scores of youth hit the streets and threw stones on […]

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CASO in Qazigund

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Two drug peddlers along with heroine arrested in Jammu

  Jammu: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 90 GMs of heroine from their possession in Green Park area of Jammu.   Police said that at 1030 hrs during naka checking by P/S Gandhi nagar near Green belt Park Gandhi nagar apprehended two persons and were identified as Dilbagh […]

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Saidakadal Srinagar protests over erratic power supply

Saidakadal Srinagar protests over erratic power supply