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Srinagar-Leh highway shut following cloudburst, landslides

Srinagar-Leh highway shut following cloudburst, landslides

  By Mir Showkat Seinagar: Srinagar Leh highway has been blocked by massive landslides at almost five places follwofol which authorities have suspended vehicular movement over the stretch. Cloudburst occurred late Wednesday evening at Zojila Pass, an official said. He said that Border road organisation men at work to clear the road and traffic movement […]

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Anganwadi employees protest in Ganderbal, demand revocation of orders attaching salary to village Panchayats

Anganwadi employees protest in Ganderbal, demand revocation of orders attaching salary to village Panchayats

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Hundreds of Anganwari workers and helpers staged a protest demonstration in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday pressing government to fulfill their demands. They demandee revocation of recent order passed by government suggesting disbursement of their salary through village panchayat heads. The protest was organised by Anganwari Workers and Helpers Association […]

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Qazigund: Government supply surgical stitches sold at private shop, authorities launch probe

Qazigund: Government supply surgical stitches sold at private shop, authorities launch probe

  By Sohail Khan   Qazigund: In a shocking incident in Emergency and Trauma hospital Qazigund, the government supply thread meant for surgical stitches is being sold at private pharmacy, while hospital authorities claim they out of stock. The incident came to fore when a patient visited hospital on Tuesday and his wounds needed to […]

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NIA raids Tral student’s rented accommodation in Kursoo Rajbagh

NIA raids Tral student’s rented accommodation in Kursoo Rajbagh

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency sleuths on Wednesday conducted raids at a rented accommodation student from Tral in Kursoo Rajbagh area of Srinagar. According to sources the student identified as Bakhtiyar Mujeeb Malla S/o Ab Mujeeb R/o Arigam Tral, pursuing NEET coaching in Srinagar. The boy is living at a rented accommodation at a house of […]

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GMS Murran Pulwama lacks infrastructure, students suffer

GMS Murran Pulwama lacks infrastructure, students suffer

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A govt. school in Murran village in Pulwama district facing acute infrastructural problems only to add to the woes of students enrolled in the school. The  school has 130 students enrolled and classes are being clubbed in one room. CEO, Pulwama, Naseem ul Gani said that he has already received the grievances […]

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Body of girl retrieved, no trace of boy who drowned in Jhelum on Sunday

Body of girl retrieved, no trace of boy who drowned in Jhelum on Sunday

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Body of a girl who had drowned yesterday in river Jhelum in Uri of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has been retrieved from the water body. She has been identified as Rubeena Bano (16) daughter of Anwar Shah resident of Dachi Uri. She slipped into Jehlum while grazing cattle. In another search […]

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Provide 25 per cent seat facility for underprivileged, persons with disabilities: DC Budgam to Private Schools

Provide 25 per cent seat facility for underprivileged, persons with disabilities: DC Budgam to Private Schools

BUDGAM, JULY 23: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar has ordered that all private schools should provide 25 per cent seat facility for underprivileged which includes Person With Disability as well. According to officials the instructions to this effect were passed during a meeting that discussed to work out a strategy for […]

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Government ropes in Amul to increase state’s milk production capacity to 5 lakh litres per day in 3 years

Government ropes in Amul to increase state’s milk production capacity to 5 lakh litres per day in 3 years

SRINAGAR: Government has roped in Amul to increase milk production in the State from 50,000 LPD  to 5 Lakh LPD of milk in the next three years. At present the state produces 75 Lakh Litres Per Day (LPD) of Milk. Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam has discussed the prospects of increasing milk production in […]

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Timber smuggling bid foiled in Rafiabad, notorious smuggler arrested

Timber smuggling bid foiled in Rafiabad, notorious smuggler arrested

  Sopore: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested notorious timber smuggler  along with two associates and seized illegal timber from  Nikey Bahak Takiya Panzlla area in Rafiabad region of Sopore here. According to police they had received a ‘reliable input about illegal timber i.e Deodar which was later sized from compartment no.38 of the […]

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LMD recovers Rs 30000 fine from an Ayurvedic medicine company

LMD recovers Rs 30000 fine from an Ayurvedic medicine company

HANDWARA: Legal Metrology Department (LMD) Kupwara penalized an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing company with a fine of Rs 30000 for violating provisions of Legal Metrology Act/ Rules. Earlier, a team of LMD headed by the Assistant Controller Kupwara conducted an inspection of a local Ayurvedic medicine shop in Handwara market and found some medicines not bearing […]

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India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Poonch

India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Poonch

Jammu: Line of Control between India and Pakistan in in Poonch, Krishna Ghati, Mankote & Mendhar Sectors in District Poonch has been rattled with exchange of fire power between the two countries armies on Tuesday. An official said that that at about 1220 hours Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms in Poonch […]

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JKMEF hunger strike continues for second straight day

JKMEF hunger strike continues for second straight day

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Medical Employees Federation members’ hunger strike continues for second consecutive day on Tuesday. They have launched the strike to to press government to accept their demands. They said that the regularisation of academic arrangement SRO 384/409 paramedic, Nursing staff of GMC and dental college Jammu and Srinagar working for last nine […]

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Amarnath pilgrim’s traffic restored following brief halt in Qazigund

Amarnath pilgrim’s traffic restored following brief halt in Qazigund

  Qazigund: Vehicular movement of Amarnath Yatris was halted for a brief time on the highway following recovery of a suspicious object on Tuesday. Officials said that Bomb Disposal Squad was called and after their go ahead traffic was restored on the Malpora area in Qazigund.

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Amarnath Yatri dies at SKIMS Srinagar

Amarnath Yatri dies at SKIMS Srinagar

  Srinagar: An Amarnath Yatri breathed his last at Srinagar’s Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences SKIMS, on Tuesday morning. According to reports the deceased has been identified as Pankaj Gulab Tambole (41), with registration number 569929. He is a resident of Maharashtra.  

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Anantnag: Bijbehara farmer found dead in Wopzan orchards

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A male body has been recovered from Wopzan orchards in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on Tuesday. According to initial reports the deceased has been identified as Nazir Ahmad Bhat S/O Late Gh Qadir Bhat R/O Wopzan Herpora. Reports said that Bhat was a farmer by profession. Claims are being made that […]

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Forces lay siege over Theeru Ganderbal, searches launched

Forces lay siege over Theeru Ganderbal, searches launched

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Government forces on Tuesday launched a cordon-and-search operation in Theeru area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. A Police official played down the anti militancy operation saying that the searches are a ‘routine matter’. The operation is being jointly conducted by 5RR, SOG of police. Eye witnesses told INS that a large […]

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Health Centre Shalabug Ganderbal adds to peoples woes, lacks basic staff, infrastructure

Health Centre Shalabug Ganderbal adds to peoples woes, lacks basic staff, infrastructure

  By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Medical attention to people has taken a hit in Shalabug village of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district as the Sub Health Center is itself in despicable conditions and lacks all the basic staff and infrastructure.  Even though the village is just seven kilometers from district headquarters, authorities have been callous to […]

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India denies Modi asked for Trump’s mediation on Kashmir

India denies Modi asked for Trump’s mediation on Kashmir

New Delhi: India has refuted USA president Donal Trump’s assertion that PM Narendra Modi had urged him to be an arbitrator between India and Pakistan over Kashmir dispute.  The Ministry of External Affairs,spokesman Raveesh Kumar, in Delhi in a tweet said that: “We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to […]

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PM Modi asked me to mediate on Kashmir dispute: Trump

PM Modi asked me to mediate on Kashmir dispute: Trump

Srinagar: US President, Donald Trump has said that Prime Minister Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir dispute. Trump told Imran Khan that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in the dispute. The US President further told Pakistan PM Imran Khan if he would like to him (Trump) to mediate on the […]

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Shivpora protests against PHE over portable water scarcity

Shivpora protests against PHE over portable water scarcity

Srinagar: Residents of Shivpora Srinagar on Monday protested against non availability of portable water to the area. Protesting women blocked highway and demanded immediate restoration of supply of portable water to the area. They accused PHE of callous approach towards public apathy.

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Will join those who have no political lineage says GN Ratanpuri after quitting NC

Will join those who have no political lineage says GN Ratanpuri after quitting NC

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Will join those who Have not Political family back Ground and Corruption, GH Nabi Ratanpori after quits NC. Pulwama: Former NC senior Leader and Rajya Sabha member Gh Nabi Ratanpuri has hinted joining Peoples United Forum led by former bureaucrat Shah Faesal. Ratanpuri on Monday said, without naming any one that […]

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J&K MEF launch hunger strike, urge government to accept their demand

J&K MEF launch hunger strike, urge government to accept their demand

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Medical Employees Federation members on Monday commenced two day hunger strike here to press government to accept their demands. They said that the regularisation of academic arrangement SRO 384/409 paramedic, Nursing staff of GMC and dental college Jammu and Srinagar working for last nine years under clear vacancies and with proper […]

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LOC flare up: Army man killed in Sunderbani sector

LOC flare up: Army man killed in Sunderbani sector

Jammu: An Army man was killed amid cross Line of Control exchange of fire in Sunderbani sector in Jammu division of the J&K state on Monday. Officials said that Pakistan armies resorted to unprovoked ceasefire by firing with small arms and mortar shelling in the region. “Army is giving a befitting reply,” an official said. […]

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Rajasthan resident Amarnath yatri dies of cardiac arrest in Ganderbal

Rajasthan resident Amarnath yatri dies of cardiac arrest in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: An Amarnath yatri died of cardiac arrest at Baltal base camp in Ganderbal district on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Prahlad Rai, a resident of Rajasthan. He was 63. Rai had complained of severe chest pain following which he was rushed to medical facility. He breathed his last at […]

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PHE Joint Employees Association held protest at press enclave demanding release of pending wages. 

PHE Joint Employees Association held protest at press enclave demanding release of pending wages. 
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Stone quarry labourers without work since 10 months in Pampore

Stone quarry labourers without work since 10 months in Pampore

  By BASHARAT RASHID   Pulwama: Stone quarry workers in Pampore area of Pulwama are up in arms against Geology & Mining department for not allowing them to continue their stone quarry work in the area. Reports said that they were earlier asked to stop work till further orders by the G&M department ten months […]

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Bear attacks, injures elderly in Tral

Bear attacks, injures elderly in Tral

By BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: A wild bear attacked and injured a 65 years old man in Tral area of South Kashmir on Monday morning. Officials reports said that a person namely Gh Hassan Paswal, son of Gh Mohd Paswal, resident of Doodmarag village in Tral was attacked by a bear in his orchard. Poswal was […]

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Guv SP Malik clarifies ‘kill the corrupt’ remarks: ‘Was angry, frustrated over rampant corruption’

Guv SP Malik clarifies ‘kill the corrupt’ remarks: ‘Was angry, frustrated over rampant corruption’

  Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Governor SP Malik on Monday clarified his controversial statement urging militants to kill corrupt official of J&K saying his comments were out of anger and frustration over rampant corruption. ” Whatever I said was in a fit of anger and frustration due to rampant corruption here,” Malik said, according to […]

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India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Sunderbani sector

India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Sunderbani sector

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along with line of control in Suderbani sector in Rajouri district of Jammu division of J&K on Monday. According ot officials during wee hours of Monday Pakistan initiated unprovoked Cease Fire Violation with firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Sunderbani Sector. “Indian Army […]

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Day 2: Marine Commandos join search operation for drowned Baramulla youth

Day 2: Marine Commandos join search operation for drowned Baramulla youth

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Efforts to trace the 17-year old Baramulla youth who drowned in river Jhelum at Drangbal area here has entered second day with Navy,  Morcos commandos,  National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Police and local authorities teaming up together. Momin Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmed Dar resident of Jalsheeri Baramulla drowned in the […]

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Girl found hanging at her house in Sopore

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore:  An 18-year-old girl found hanging at her residence in Kralteng area of Sopore subdivision in Baramulla district of Baramulla on Sunday night. The family of the girl spotted her hanging and rushed her to Sub-District hospital Sopore. Doctors declared her brought dead at the medical facility. Police is investigating the demise […]

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Sadhna Top: Professors apologised for students who assaulted cop, event wrongly reported says Army, refutes allegation of misbehavior

Sadhna Top: Professors apologised for students who assaulted cop, event wrongly reported says Army, refutes allegation of misbehavior

Srinagar: Army on Saturday refuted allegations that it’s men misbehaved with any professor or students at Sadhna Top. Spokesman of the Army said that since the area is prone to drugs and arms smuggling, checking is a routine in the area. Explaining the whole event, which is videographed as well, Army said that two buses […]

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Sumo plunges in gorge in Banihal, 3 dead, 4 injured

Sumo plunges in gorge in Banihal, 3 dead, 4 injured

By Asif Israel Srinagar: Three persons died while four other passengers were injured after a cab they were travelling in met with an accident near Ukhriyal-Senbhatti link road in Banihal area of Ramban district. The vehicle skidded off the road and plunged  into a deep gorge resulting in injuries to seven passengers All the injured […]

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Police holds awareness programme about PMEPG at DPL Kupwara

Police holds awareness programme about PMEPG  at DPL Kupwara

Kupwara: Dstrict police kupwara on Saturday held a day long employment generating programme for the kins and other family members of killed and retired  police personals in collaboration with khadi and village industries commision (KVIC)  The programme was attended by a large number of gathering along with, high officials from KVIC and police officers including, […]

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Journalists protest against Times Of India, it’s Correspondent

Journalists protest against Times Of India, it’s Correspondent

Srinagar: Journalists on Saturday protested against the malicious news report by Times of India calling it’s Correspondent Salim Pandit ‘a disgrace to journalism’. Journalists assembled at Kashmir Press Enclave including members of the newly elected Kashmir Press Club. Pandit in his story in TOI has termed members of KPC as Jihadists and had tried to […]

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In GHS Mitrigam Pulwama 6 rooms for 110 students

In GHS Mitrigam Pulwama 6 rooms for 110 students

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Education department seems unnerved with every day reports of failing student teacher ratio in government schools. In famous Kashmiri poet Mehjoor’s native village Mitrigam Pulwama 110 students are huddled together in six rooms only. “Three classes are being taught simultaneously in one room,” a local whose wards study in the school […]

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Army man slaps Professor, misbehaves with students at Sadhna Top, protests erupt

Army man slaps Professor, misbehaves with students at Sadhna Top, protests erupt

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: The students of Government Degree College Tangdhar protested here against Army for thrashing their professor and misbehaving with students on way to excursion at Sadhna Top Check point this afternoon. Faculty members along with students on their way to Kupwara said that on reaching Sadhna Top, Army stopped their buses and told […]

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LOC flare up: One person dies of cardiac arrest amid India Pakistan firing

  Srinagar: One person  died of cardaic arrest amid cross LoC shelling between Indo-Pak armies in Poonch district.   The deceased has been identified as Manzoor Hussain (60) son of Jumma Hussain, a resident of Dheri Dabsi. .Reports said that he suffered stroke after a mortar shell landed near his residential house. Earlier, naib-Sarpanch Zaffar-ul-llah […]

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Mehbooba dissolves PDP’s Political Affairs Committee

  Srinagar: President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dissolved party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC). According to the party spokesman, the PAC will be reconstituted in near future.

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Portable water scarcity hits Shaldraman Tral

Portable water scarcity hits Shaldraman Tral

By BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Residents of Shaldraman village in Tral sub district on Saturday have decried shortage of potable water in the area for past five days. A delegation from the area have said “we are craving for drinking water and concerned authorities have failed to restore the water supply till the date”. The inhabitants […]

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Kargil war heroes at Dras

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to Kargil war heroes at Dras

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to #Kargil war heroes at Dras

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JKTF threatens to launch agitation against Edu Deptt says hundreds of posts lying vacant

JKTF threatens to launch agitation against Edu Deptt says hundreds of posts lying vacant

By Tasaduq Hissain Kupwara: Teachers forum have threatened to launch mass agitation against the Education Department for failing to fill the vacant post, posting of Head teachers in state sector and pending salaries of teachers. The teachers held a meeting today, and after wards District President Teachers  forum Mohammad Amin Khan said that they discussed  […]

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LOC in Mendhar sector rattles with gunfire, shelling

LOC in Mendhar sector rattles with gunfire, shelling

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along line of control in in Mendhar Sector of District Poonch in the Jammu division of J&K state on Saturday. Officials said that at about 0900 hours, Pakistan initiated Unprovoked Cease Fire Violation with firing of Small Arms & shelling with Mortars. “Indian Army retaliating beffitingly,” official added.

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Power shutdown in parts of Jammu today

Power shutdown in parts of  Jammu today

JAMMU:  In order to carry out various upgradation repair works, the power supply to Khanpur, Sheetli Bye Pass, MES and adjoining area fed from Sheetli feeder shall remain affected on July 20 from 10 am to 02 pm. Similarly, the power supply to Kishenpur, Kanyala Kathat, Jindrah Panjon and adjoining area fed from Jindrah feeder […]

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Farmer’s body found in Kokernag orchards

Farmer’s body found in Kokernag orchards

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A male body was recovered from the orchards in Shivhad Panzgam area in Kokernag belt of Anantnag district on Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as  Nizam-Din khan, 46, S/O Taj Mohd khan R/O choont wad Panzgam Kokernag. He was a farmer by profession. Police has reached the spot and […]

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Scooty rider killed following collision with tractor in Baroosa Ganderbal

Scooty rider killed following collision with tractor in Baroosa Ganderbal

    By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A scooty rider was killed in Baroosa area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after he collided with a tractor.  The accident occurred late Friday evening, killing the rider on the spot. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Shafi Mir (58) son of Habibullah Mir Resident of Mir Mohalla […]

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Inter Semester Cosco Cricket Tournament concludes at IOT, Zakura Campus KU

Inter Semester Cosco Cricket Tournament concludes at IOT, Zakura Campus KU

Srinagar, July 19: The Inter Semester Cosco Cricket Tournament organized by the Institute of Technology (IOT) Zakura Campus University of Kashmir concluded on Thursday. The final match of the tournament was played between the teams of 2nd semester Electronics and Communication Department and 4th semester Mechanical department which was won by 2nd semester Electronics and Communication dept […]

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Sopore localities without portable water since 5 days, officials unnerved

Sopore localities without portable water since 5 days, officials unnerved

Sopore: The residents of Adipora and other areas of Sopore North Kashmir Baramulla district are up in arms against  PHE for failing to provide them portable drinking water to residents from last five days. Calling it a sheer disregard to public apathy and brazen misuse of authority, residents of the effected area has urged governor […]

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Three arrested for abusing minor girl in Dal Lake

Srinagar: Police on Friday said that it  has arrested three persons for physically abusing a minor girl on a shikara (boat) inside Dal Lake. An official said that on 18 July, they received an information about a minor girl who has been physically abused by two persons in a shikara inside Dal at Hazratbal. “On […]

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Kashmir Press Club refutes TOI report, says story full of ‘baseless insinuations, malafide intent’

Kashmir Press Club refutes TOI report, says story full of ‘baseless insinuations, malafide intent’

Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club has refuted the news report published in a New Delhi based newspaper about its newly elected management committee terming in ‘baseless full of insuniations’ and a report with ‘malafide intent’. The KPC will be raising the issue with  the Editor of the newspaper in New Delhi. In a statement KPC said […]