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Kashmir shuts over JRL call to mark World HR Day as ‘black day’

Kashmir shuts over JRL call to mark World HR Day as ‘black day’

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley on Monday on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership on the eve of World Human Rights day. All the shops and other business establishments are shut in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar while a thin movement of traffic was seen plying. Forces personnel have been deployed […]

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Residential house gutted in fire mishap in Uri

Residential house gutted in fire mishap in Uri

by Peerzada Waseem Baramulla : A residential house was gutted in a fire mishap in North Kashmir’s Uri town on early Monday morning. Reports said that a residential house of Vishpanath at Laghama area of Uri was gutted in a fire mishap this morning. Reports said that locals rushed to the spot to douse the […]

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Gunfight between militants, government forces erupt in city outskirts Mujgund area

Gunfight between militants, government forces erupt in city outskirts Mujgund area

Srinagar:  Gunfight between militants and goverment forces erupted at Mujgund area of Srinagar outskirts on Saturday evening. Media reports said that SOG, Police and CRPF had earlier launched a cordon and search operation at Mujgund area following inputs about presence of some militants in the area. ration is ongoing.(GNS)

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KU students bags gold medal in 4th International Thang Ta Championship at Imphal

KU students bags gold medal in 4th International Thang Ta Championship at Imphal

Srinagar: Adil Pervaiz Wani -a student of The Business School (MBA-FM) University of Kashmir brought laurels to the Varsity by winning Gold medal in 80+kg weight category in 4th International Thang Ta Championship 2018 held at Imphal Manipur (India) w. e. f 22nd to 24th November 2018 after defeating the counterparts from Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand and […]

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Jammu: Minor boy mauled to death by Tiger in Mahore

Jammu: Minor boy mauled to death by Tiger in Mahore

Jammu: A minor boy was mauled to death by a Tiger in Mahore district of Reasi in Jammu division of the state of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Initial reports claim that the boy is eight years of age and was attacked by a tiger. “The boy has died of grievous injuries,” reports said.

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13 dead, 17 injured in Poonch mishap, Guv announces ex-gratia

13 dead, 17 injured in Poonch mishap, Guv announces ex-gratia

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: In a deadly mishap that occurred in Poonch district of Jammu division, the district administration on Saturday said that that total death toll in the mishap has mounted to 13. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Poonch, Rahul Yadav told INS that 17 others have also sustained injuries in the mishap while five among them […]

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KCC&I protest against HR violations in J&K

KCC&I protest against HR violations in J&K

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry KCC&I on Saturday protested against the human rights violations being perpetrated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. KCCI members marched through city center Lal chowk and assembled at the press enclave, while raising slogans against perpetrators of HR violations in state. Joint Resistance Leadership had called for […]

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Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident

Governor expresses grief over loss of lives in Mandi road accident

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief and anguish over the loss of precious lives in a tragic road accident that occurred yesterday in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district which left 11 dead and several injured. In his message, Governor has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and expressed sympathies with the […]

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JRL calls for statewide shutdown on Dec 10 against HR violations in J&K

JRL calls for statewide shutdown on Dec 10 against HR violations in J&K

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership on Saturday called for a shutdown on December 10 and urged people to observe World Human Rights Day as ‘black day’. Spokesman of JRL said in a statement that shutdown to be observed to highlight HR violations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. “It should be observed as black day,” […]

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India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LoC in Rajouri

India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LoC in Rajouri

Srinagar: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along line of control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Army officials the Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts at about 9 am which was retaliated by Indian side.

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Class 12 student killed in road accident in south Kashmir’s Awantipora

Class 12 student killed in road accident in south Kashmir’s Awantipora

By Basharat Rashid Srinagar: A class 12 student was killed in a road accident in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday morning. Reports said that a person identified as Raoof Ahmad Wani son of Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Ratnipora was killed after he came under tractor trolley near Irrigation Canal at Awantipora, resulting […]

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Two employees of Mughal Darbar Bakery die at factory in city outskirts

Two employees of Mughal Darbar Bakery die at factory in city outskirts

Srinagar: Two employees of Mughal Darbar bakery died at their factory in HMT during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. According to initial reports locals claim that the duo might have died of suffocation due to LPG gas heater. The official version and cause of death has not been declared so far. Mughal Darbar, […]

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UP cop killing case: Accused Army man nabbed in Jammu and Kashmir

UP cop killing case: Accused Army man nabbed in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army soldier who is suspected of killing a policeman during Bulandshahr violence in Uttar Pradesh has been detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir and will be handed over to Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday, India Today reported. Jitendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, was detained from 22 Rashtriya Rifles Army camp in […]

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Valley based transporters protest against HR violations in Kashmir

Valley based transporters protest against HR violations in Kashmir

Srinagar: Scores of transporters assembled at Pratap Park in Srinagar and chanted slogans against the human rights violations. The protest was organized by Kashmir Transporters Welfare Federation over JRL call. “The drivers from various sections of society including Auto Drivers, Sumo drivers, Mini bus Service drivers and KMD Drivers participated in the protest,”  Chairman of the federation Sheikh […]

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Predator Carp fish destroying various fish species in Mansar Lake

Predator Carp fish destroying various fish species in Mansar Lake

Jammu: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar was Friday informed that Carp fish have been destroying the other species in the Mansar Lake and they cannot be taken out from the body as there are religious sentiments linked to it. Kumar was attending a specially organized interaction session with forest department functionaries here at Mansar with regard to the […]

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Baramulla: Two die in accident

Baramulla: Two die in accident

Pattan: Two persons died in road accident after the motor bicycle they were riding rammed in to a truck in Pattan area North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.  Both the bike born were rushed to local hospital where the doctors declared them brought dead. However the identity of both deceased was not known immediately. Meanwhile […]

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If Ladakh is given divisional status, so should get Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley, says Mehbooba Mufti

If Ladakh is given divisional status, so should get Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley, says Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that Governor Satya Pal Malik was encroaching the democratic space in the state. Mehbooba said that the governor is issuing orders that are not in the favour of common man. She said that if Ladakh is given a divisional status then Pir Panchal, and […]

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Mainstream parties responsible for creating rumour on transfer of Guv: Shaheen 

Mainstream parties responsible for creating rumour on transfer of Guv: Shaheen 

SRINAGAR: Taking a dig on mainstream political parties of Kashmir Valley for creating rumour among the people of Jammu and Kashmir state over transfer of Governor S P Malik, Janta Dal (United) JD(U) State President G M Shaheen on Friday appreciated the role of Governor S P Malik for initiating the stern action against the […]

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Friday: Clashes at Jamia Masjid, protests in Hyderpora

Friday: Clashes at Jamia Masjid, protests in Hyderpora
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Burglars strke in night, loot five shops in Baramulla

Burglars strke in night, loot five shops in Baramulla

Baramulla: Burglars have looted several shops in  Baramulla district’s Jadeed Market during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Reports said that shutters of at least five shops were broken and things looted. Police has registered a case in this matter and investigation launched.

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Protest in Pulwama against PDD

  Pulwama: Residents of Gousia colony degree college road in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district protested against the non availability of electricity transformer. The residents assembled blocked Pulwama-Srinagar road near degree college and raised slogans against PDD (Power Development Department) Residents said that despite frequent requests to officials they have turned deaf ears to their pleas.

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Soldier who allegedly shot UP cop fled to Kashmir: reports

Soldier who allegedly shot UP cop fled to Kashmir: reports

UTTAR PRADESH: A soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of a police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday.  NDTV reported that  Jeetu Fauji, an army jawan posted in Srinagar, is suspected to have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, say sources. The report […]

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JK Cements Employees protest, demanding release of salaries

JK Cements Employees protest, demanding release of salaries

By  BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama : Jammu & Kashmir Cements Employees Association, protested in Pampore on Friday, and were demanding their pending salaries and other funds. The protesting employees protested inside the JK Cement factory in Khrew area of Pampore with slogans against authorities for failing to provide them with salaries. They said that their “five months” salary […]

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Govt constitutes Committee for monitoring, implementation of ‘Housing for All’ scheme in J&K

Govt constitutes Committee for monitoring, implementation of ‘Housing for All’ scheme in J&K

100 Srinagar: The Governor Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of Divisional/District Level Committee for monitoring and implementation of ‘Housing For All’ – Urban (HFA-U) Mission in the State. According to the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Chairman of Divisional Level Committee (Jammu/Kashmir) would be respective Divisional Commissioner. While Commissioner, Jammu […]

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Ex-MLAs evicted from MLA hostel Srinagar, hostel rooms allotted to municipal councillors, corporators

Ex-MLAs evicted from MLA hostel Srinagar, hostel rooms allotted to municipal councillors, corporators

Srinagar: Ex-MLAs including the MLAs of dissolved assembly were on Thursday evicted from MLA Hostel Srinagar on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam. Former speaker assembly and senior National Conference (NC) leader Mohammad Akbar Lone has condemned the eviction of Ex-MLAs and termed the action illegal and unlawful, saying that, “MLA […]

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Panchayat Polls-2018: 7959 candidates in fray for Phase-8, 9

Panchayat Polls-2018: 7959 candidates in fray for Phase-8, 9

JAMMU: For the final two phases of the extended 9-Phase Panchayat Polls,7959 candidates are in the fray. Voting and counting for the last two phases will be held on 8th and 11th December. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for penultimate Phase-VIII, 1333 candidates are in the fray for 483 Sarpanch Halqas and 5695 candidates […]

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Kashmir: Srinagar freezes at minus 4 Degrees Celsius

Kashmir: Srinagar freezes at minus 4 Degrees Celsius

Srinagar: Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar Friday witnessed coldest night of the season at minus 4 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. The weather office: “The temperatures dropped due to clear night sky. During the next 48 hours, the state’s higher reaches are likely to receive light snow as a Western Disturbance is expected to become active […]

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LoC flare up: Army man killed in Machil sector

LoC flare up: Army man killed in Machil sector

Srinagar: An army soldier was killed in alleged Pakistan army firing along LoC in Machil area of Kupwara in northern Kashmir. An army spokesperson said that an army personnel who was injured in the firing has succumbed to injuries. “Pakistan violated the ceasefire at around 10:45 am today,” he said, adding that the Indian troops […]

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NIA court issues production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, aides

NIA court issues production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, aides

New Delhi: A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday issued a production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, and Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, after taking cognizance of recent charge sheet against them. The NIA court has issued the production warrant against the three accused women for December 12. The production warrant is […]

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Issue of turning JK Bank into PSU aimed to evade CBI probe over flaw in insurance scheme: Sanjay Saraf

Issue of turning JK Bank into PSU aimed to evade CBI probe over flaw in insurance scheme: Sanjay Saraf

by Ovais Gull Srinagar: Lok Jankshakti Party (LJP) National spokesperson and youth president, Sanjay Saraf on Thursday said that the issue of turning JK Bank into PSU was raked up only to evade the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) probe into the ‘flaw in insurance scheme’. Addressing a presser here at Kashmir Press Club, Saraf told reporters […]

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CUK’s SLS organizes orientation programme

CUK’s SLS organizes orientation programme

Srinagar: In pursuance of the initiative of placement of Law students in corporate sector, an orientation programme was organized at Nowgam-I, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) as a joint venture of School of Legal Studies, CUK, Department of Law, University of Kashmir and Principal District and Session Judge, Srinagar here on Wednesday. Speaking on the […]

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LoC flare up: India Pakistan army trade gunfire at Machil

LoC flare up: India Pakistan army trade gunfire at Machil

Kupwara: The armies of India and Pakistan on Thursday afternoon exchanged heavy gunfire along Line of control  in Machil of northern Kahsmirs Kupwara district.  Officials sources said that, The Pakistani troopers targeted the Indian Army posts along Line of control in  Machil which was retaliated heavily by Indian Army. Local sources said that, two armies […]

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Panic grips Budgam’s Rawalpora Wanabal area after leapord spotted

Panic grips Budgam’s Rawalpora Wanabal area after leapord spotted

By Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: Fear has taken over Rawalpora Wanbal localities of central Kashmir’s Budgam district after few locals spotted  leopard in the residential area. “After getting the information about the presence of locals our team including warden and range officer reached the area in the wee hours and  four trapping cages were laid at four […]

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Zakir Musa spotted in Punjab in Turban, Firozabad and Bathinda put on high alert: Reports

Zakir Musa spotted in Punjab in Turban, Firozabad and Bathinda put on high alert: Reports

Srinagar: Firozabad and Bathinda regions were put on high alert on Thursday morning after AGH chief Zakir Musa was spotted in Punjab, nearly three weeks after the Amritsar grenade attack, News 18 reported. The militant was spotted wearing a Sikh turban.   The grenade attack took place in November while the state was on high alert […]

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India, Pak armies exchange gunfire along LoC in northern Kashmir’s Uri

India, Pak armies exchange gunfire along LoC in northern Kashmir’s Uri

Srinagar: The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire along LoC in Uri in northern Kashmir’s Baramulla district during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Reports said that the two armies exchanged mortar shelling Kamalkot area of Uri. However, no loss of life or injury to any person was reported in the incident. Wednesday morning […]

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Minimum temperatures below freezing point across Kashmir valley

Minimum temperatures below freezing point across Kashmir valley

Srinagar: Minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as an intense cold wave continued across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, Met said. It will be partly cloudy in the valley for the next 24 hours till Friday, a Jammu and Kashmir Met official said. The minimum […]

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People who killed cops in Kashmir are terrorists, in UP they are heroes: Omar

People who killed cops in Kashmir are terrorists, in UP they are heroes: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday, reacting to the Bulandshahr incident where a mob attacked and killed policemen over allegations of cow slaughter, stated that the killers would be eulogized by the ruling party as ‘heroes’, while in Kashmir, such people are called ‘terrorists’. In a tweet, he said, while sharing a […]

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14,926 deaths due to potholes on roads in India in 5 years, SC expresses concern

14,926 deaths due to potholes on roads in India in 5 years, SC expresses concern

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over 14,926 people being killed in accidents due to potholes on roads across the country in the last five years. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said a large number of deaths caused due to potholes was “unacceptable” and was “probably more than those killed on […]

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Former GoC HS Panag: Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

Former GoC HS Panag: Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

Srinagar: The current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the Valley, is a classic example of our dithering political strategy, former GoC Northern and Central command Lt Gen HS Panag has said. Gen Panag in a column for The Print wrote that the Indian Army had created an enabling environment for politics to take centre […]

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Hajin youth joins militant ranks, picture holding AK- 47 goes viral

Hajin youth joins militant ranks, picture holding AK- 47 goes viral

by Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: A picture of a missing youth from north Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district, in which he is holding an AK 47 rifle had gone viral on social media here on today. Sources said that, after more than three months, the picture of the missing youth appeared on social media in […]

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Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Uri, Army man injured 

Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Uri, Army man injured 

  Uri: An army man was injured in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Uri Sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Official sources told Pakistani troops attacked army posts at Kamalkote in Uri today morning. In the incident one Army man suffered injuries and has been hospitilized. The soldiers manning […]

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Kashmir traders body holds protest against ‘human rights’ violations

Kashmir traders body holds protest against ‘human rights’ violations

Srinagar: The Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation Wednesday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the “human rights violations” in the Valley. Scores of members of the trade body assembled in press enclave and raised slogans “human rights violations” in Kashmir. Reports said that police detained some of the traders who were leading the protest. The […]

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Famous locally for their vocals, two south Kashmir youth decry poverty, official apathy towards youth

Famous locally for their vocals, two south Kashmir youth decry poverty, official apathy towards youth

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Shoib Hassan a talented singer famous among locals for his voice in Anantnag District of South Kashmi thinks if boys like him are groomed, helped and funded by government they could  change their lifestyle. “The youth here lacks basic resources and are not getting actually what they deserve due to poverty,” Hassan […]

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Police raid homes of resistance leaders in Srinagar, ruthlessly beat family members, arrest many, says Mirwaiz

Police raid homes of resistance leaders in Srinagar, ruthlessly beat family members, arrest many, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson and Kashmir’s chief cleric on Wednesday said that the Jammu and Kashmir police has conducted nocturnal raids in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar and detained resistance activists. The Mirwaiz said that the family members of the resistance activists were harassed and beaten. He said that the state is against even the peaceful […]

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NIA: Kashmiri students produced in court

NIA: Kashmiri students produced in court

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) produced three persons, alleged to be members of a Kashmir-based militant outfit, Ansar Gajwat-Ul-Hind, in a special court on Tuesday under tight security, a media report said. One of the accused, Yousuf Rafiq Bhat, is a cousin of Zakir Musa who is wanted by the forces in the state, Indian […]

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Human rights week: Police detain Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson

Human rights week: Police detain Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police has detained Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson Muhammad Yasin Khan from his office in Srinagar on Wednesday. Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation was whisked away to Kothi Bagh  Police Station soon after he reached his office, a spokesperson of KEA said in a statement. Joint Resistance […]

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Kathua: SBI Bank ATM looted

Kathua: SBI Bank ATM looted

  Kathua: ATM of State Bank of India Bank was looted by unknown persons in Kathua at Chann Rorian on Jammu Pathankot National Highway at wee hours today. More Details Awaited.

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Kashmir, Ladakh under cold wave grip: Srinagar freezes at -3, Leh shivers at -11

Kashmir, Ladakh under cold wave grip: Srinagar freezes at -3, Leh shivers at -11

  An unabated cold wave is sweeping through the valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir with temperatures settling belowe freezing point. The minimum temperatures dropped several notches below freezing point, the Met said, adding “The night temperatures are likely to drop further in the coming three to four days as the weather is […]

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Aiming to break price barrier between people & curiosity SKUAST’s Faculty of Fisheries holds two days workshop on Foldscope

Aiming to break price barrier between people & curiosity SKUAST’s Faculty of Fisheries holds two days workshop on Foldscope

  Srinagar: Aiming to break price barrier between people & curiosity SKUAST’s Faculty of Fisheries organized two days workshop on Foldscope with about 95 participants given hands on training on the assembly and its usage. 15 Participants from State Fisheries Deptt. along with scientists and Post Graduate Students of faculty of Fisheries participated in the workshop. […]

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Police arrests six gamblers, stake money recovered

Police arrests six gamblers, stake money recovered

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested six gamblers in Noorbagh area of Srinagar and recovered Rs 13500 stake money from the gambling site. A police spokesperson said a police party of police post Noorbagh raided a gambling site at Guzerbal Noorbagh. He said during the raid six gamblers were arrested and stake money […]