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Clashes erupt in Ganderbal following funeral prayers of slain HM militant

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Massive clashes erupted in Serch area of Ganderbal following funeral prayers of slain local militant on Sunday. According to eyewitnesses thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Rahil Ahmad, a Hizul Mujahideen affiliate from Nuner area of Ganderbal. He was killed in Shopian gunfight on Saturday, along with […]

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Army man shot dead in Sopore

  Sopore: Suspected militants killed an army man on Saturday in Warpora area of Sopore The slain has been identified as Mohd Rafi Yatoo, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Yatoo of Sopore. Reports said that suspected militants fired upon on Yatoo leaving him critically injured.  He later succumbed to fatal injuries.    

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Bumpy roads of Srinagar give tough time to commuters, officials promise repairs

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The dilapidated condition of roads in Srinagar City is creating problems for the commuters here, who have accused the authorities concerned of ignoring their plights. The roads in Srinagar especially in Old city including Baba Demb, Srinagar, Khanyar road and many interiors besides roads in Ram Bagh, Sarai Bala and other adjacent […]

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Following landslides at Anokha Fall, Highway shut, 600 vehicles stranded

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway has been closed following landslides at Anokha Fall along the strategic highway on Saturday. According to SSP Highway Rajinder Singh the traffic over the highway has been halted due to landslides however the restoration work is hampered due to bad weather conditions. “Windstorms are hampering the work to restore the traffic,” he […]

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4 years on Hari-Parigam bridge awaits completion

By BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora: Residents of Hari-Parigam in Awantipora town of Pulwama have expressed resentment as they continue to suffer due to delay in work at “Watal Ara” bridge from last four years. The residents told INS that tender for constructing the bridge was alloted “four years back” and the work was also started by the […]

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Two militants killed in Shopian orchards

Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in the brief shootout in Shopian orchards including an Mtech student turned militant, from Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. Sources identified the slain militants as: 1. Rahil Rashid sheikh s/o Abdul Rashid sheikh r/o Nunar Ganderbal 2.Bilal Ah Bhat s/O Habibullah Bhat r/o Keegom Shopian. They claimed that the […]

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More than 3000 dental surgeons unemployed, no dental surgeon posts advertised in 10 years: DAK

More than 3000 dental surgeons unemployed, no dental surgeon posts advertised in 10 years: DAK

Anantnag 6 April :  Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today held a meeting at Government Medical College Anantnag and discussed various issues confronting medical fraternity. The meeting was chaired by president DAK, Dr Suhail Naik and attended by all executive members of DAK south Kashmir including Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary, Dr Fayaz Ah Bhat, […]

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J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides felicitate participants of 3rd SAANSO, 10th National Scout Jumboree held at Bangladesh

J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides felicitate participants of 3rd SAANSO, 10th National Scout Jumboree held at Bangladesh

The J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides felicitated the participants of J&K, who participated in the 3rd SAANSO and 10th National Scout Jumboree held at Bangladesh in February 2019. The award ceremony was held at Green Valley Educational Institute today, the 6th April, 2019. The eminent guests who attended the function were Mr. Sheikh Faisal – […]

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Militants, forces exchange gunfire in Shopian orchards

By Mudassir Maqbool   Shopian: Exchange of gunfire erupted between militants and government forces in orchards of Padguchi area of Imam Sahib in South Kashmir Shopian district on Saturday. According to sources the exchange of gunfire was brief however the area remains under tight cordon and area is being sanitized. Initial reports suggested that two […]

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Don’t panic, it is seasonal flu: Doctors Association Kashmir

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir on Saturday said that  flu has once again gripped the Valley and large number of children are suffering from Flu like Illness (FLI) . DAK appealed people not to panic and pay heed to any rumours as this is only a seasonal flu and not swine flu. The seasonal flu, is […]

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Contaminated water supplied to Nikas Pulwama despite Water plant in village

by Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: The residents of Nikas  village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have alleged that the Public Health Engineering (PHE) is supplying contaminated water to their village consisting of more than 200 households. The villagers said that since 2008 the water scheme was made available to the village which functioned only for a […]

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Authorities to ban ‘Sting’ energy drink: Meant for restricted use, available in open market

Authorities to ban ‘Sting’ energy drink: Meant for restricted use, available in open market

  By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Food Safety Authority is considering to ban the sale of energy drink ‘Sting’ as the company failed to respond to notice served to them two weeks earlier. Officials told INS that the ban will be imposed on the drink as the drink is for restricted use but is available in […]

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2 Civilians injured as India, Pakistan trade gunfire in Naushera sector

By Emroz Suri Jammu: A couple has been injured during cross LOC firing between India and Pakistan armies along line of control in Kalal area of Noushera sector on Saturday. According to officials the injured have been identified as, husband Sanjeev Choudahry and his wife Rita Kumari. They have received bullets injuries but have been […]

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Police party attacked by villagers in Waragam Budgam

Budgam:  A police party from Police Station Beerwah was attacked by villagers while they were deputed to execute a non-bailable warrant against an accused in the area.  According to police spokesman the team were to execute orders of against one accused person Tariq Malik son of Ali Mohammad Malik resident of Waragam, Budgam. “When the […]

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2 IAF officers including Squadron leader killed in road accident at Awantipora

2 IAF officers including Squadron leader killed in road accident at Awantipora

By Basharat Rashid Awantipora: Two Indian air force officers including a Squadron leader have been killed while two others are injured in a road accident at Awantipora area of Pulwama district. The accident occurred on Awantipora-Pulwama road near seed multiplication farm at Padgampora, in the wee hours of Thursday. “At 3 am a Scorpio car of […]

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Casual laborers without salaries since 18 months, their children protest

Casual laborers without salaries since 18 months, their children protest

Srinagar:  Children of casual laborers working with Public Health Engineering (PHE) on Thursday took to streets to demand the salaries of their parents since 18 months. Hundreds of laborers along with their children assembled at Partap Park in Srinagar. The employees said that their salaries have not been paid from past 18 months. Abdul Qayoom, […]

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Will review cases against youth, cancel FIRs since 2015: Omar Abdullah

Will review cases against youth, cancel FIRs since 2015: Omar Abdullah

Rafiabad: Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday promised review cases and FIR’s cancelled against state youth since 2015 if his party is voted to power. The comments were made by the Abdullah during an election rally in Chijhama village of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “Our government will […]

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Mirwaiz terms closing highway for people ‘dictatorial, aimed at punishing people’

Mirwaiz terms closing highway for people ‘dictatorial, aimed at punishing people’

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairperson Hurriyat Conference (M), has termed the of closing down of Kashmir highway for two days in a week a “dictatorial” measure. He has asked government to withdraw the order that will bar people from using the highway. “Another anti-people dictatorial move of the government to close the national highway for […]

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Timber smugglers attack forest officials in Shopian, officer injured

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: An officer of Forest Department was injured after they were attacked by timber smugglers on Thursday in Shopian village. Forest Officials told INS that a team was attacked by timber smugglers at Tharian area of Keller Shopian last night. They added that the team was headed by Mohammed Abdullah Bhat. They […]

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Didn’t say AFSPA will be revoked from JK, says Congress

Didn’t say AFSPA will be revoked from JK, says Congress

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Indian National Congress (INC) on Thursday clarified that the party didn’t promise to repeal Armed forces Special Power Act (APSPA) but promised to review it. Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal while addressing a presser at party headquarters in Srinagar said that the party is being targeted for putting the olives of forces at […]

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Al-Khuddam Hajj & Umrah Services is member of J&KAHU only, legal proceedings if name used without consent

Al-Khuddam Hajj & Umrah Services is member of J&KAHU only, legal proceedings if name used without consent

Srinagar: Al-Khuddam Hajj and Umrah Services on Thursday said that they will go for leagel proceeding for people conning in their name. They said that they are not member of any group except Jammu and Kashmir Association of Hajj and Umrah companies. “Those who are using our name without our consent are inviting legal proceeding,” […]

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LS Polls 2019: Class work to remain suspended in 3 institutes in Handwara from April 5 to 10

LS Polls 2019: Class work to remain suspended in 3 institutes in Handwara from April 5 to 10

Kupwara: After Sopore, Kupwara district administration ordered suspension class work in three education institutes in Handwara from April 5 to 10 in view of Lok Sabha Polls. The educational institutes include Govt Degree College Handwara, Govt Boys Higher Secondary school Handwara and Govt Boys Higher Secondary School Langate. The order to this effect was issued […]

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LS Polls 2019: Agricultural Univ, 6 other Institutes to remain closed from Apr 5-12 in Sopore

  Baramullah: District administration Baramulla on Thursday ordered closure of seven educational institutions from April 5 to 12, including Wadoora campus of Sher e Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology. The premises of the educational institutions will be used as accommodation for the incoming forces for the Parliamentary Elections. The order of closure for […]

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Saffron town being turned into an open garbage dumping site, residents irked

Saffron town being turned into an open garbage dumping site, residents irked

BASHARAT RASHID Pampore: Residents of Pampore have expressed resentment against Municipal Committee Pulwama for dumping garbage in the area for last two weeks. “For almost two weeks Municipality committee Pulwama (MCP) has been dumping garbage and other wastes at Galander area of Pampore,” they claimed. “Pampore is saffron town however it is being used as […]

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Closing Highway for civilians will increase mortality in patients: Doctors Association Kashmir

Closing Highway for civilians will increase mortality in patients: Doctors Association Kashmir

Srinagar, 4 April :Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday demanded exclusion of medical fraternity and patients from restrictions on vehicular movement on Highway for two days as announced yesterday by the Government. “Highway is lifeline for Kashmir, the only road connecting rural network of hospitals with tertiary care hospitals,” DAK spokesman  said. The Doctor’s association […]

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Sub district hospital Tral performs maiden laparoscopic surgeries

Sub district hospital Tral performs maiden laparoscopic surgeries

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Sub District Hospital Tral in Pulwama district performed its maiden laparoscopic surgeries providing boost to health care in the area. Officials said that two Laparoscopic surgeries were performed on under the supervision and logistical support from Hospital administrator included Dr Nawab Khan, Consultant Surgeon. Block Medical Officer (BMO), Tral, Dr. Bashir Ahmad […]

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Injured Kulgam Panch Succumbs

Srinagar: A Panch who was injured critically after he was fired upon by unknown gunmen at Shalipora village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday evening has succumbed. The deceased has been identiii as Abdul Majeed Dar. Gunmen had barged inside the house of Abdul Majeed Dar son-in-Law of Ghulam Ahmad Malla and fired upon […]

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KTMF meets JK Bank chairman, discuss problems of business fraternity

Srinagar: A delegation of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) on Monday called on Chairman and CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed here at the corporate headquarters of the bank and discussed various issues concerning the business community, putting forth valuable suggestions and significant feedback. The delegation led by its Senior Vice-President, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat interacted […]

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BJP has pushed Kashmiri youth to gun: Ghulam Nabi Azad

BJP has pushed Kashmiri youth to gun: Ghulam Nabi Azad

By Tasadduq Hussain Srinagar:  It is the failure of Bharatiya Janata Party, its policies that has pushed the educated youth to join militancy said Senior Congress leader and former chief minster Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday.  Azad was addressing a workers convention at Lalpora Lolab in north Kahsmir’s Kupwara district. He said that youth of […]

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LS Polls effect: Public works put to halt, officials ask people to visit after polls

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The public works in the government departments have allegedly come to a halt with locals claiming that no work is being done by the officials in the different departments, citing Lok Sabha elections in the State. The seven-phased Lok Sabha polls are commencing from April 11. The locals while talking to INS […]

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PSAJK crticises Government over faulty traffic system, bad roads, say ‘children are suffering’

    Srinagar, April 03: Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) today criticised government over its inability and inaction to regulate the chaotic traffic and repair the broken roads in Kashmir, due to which lakhs of children are suffering every day.   The Association said that the commuting has become a nightmare for […]

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Kangan shuts to mark first death anniversary of Gowhar

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Complete ahutdown is being observed in Kangan town of Ganderbal district marking first death anniversary of local boy killed in alleged Police action. All the shops, business establishments are closed  in the area while traffic is off the roads. Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather (22) of Kangan town, […]

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Dua Majlis for late Kulsooma Qusar on April 4

Dua Majlis for late Kulsooma Qusar on April 4

The dua majlis on the 15th day of demise of the Kulsooma Qusar W/o.late.Haji Maqsood Ali Khan, and mother of INS editor Sohail Khan will be held on April 4 i.e Thursday. She passed away on March 19 after prolonged illness. The majlis will be held at their residence at Khan Abad (Sayaloo) Qazigund. The […]

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Mehbooba Mufti files nomination papers in Anantnag

Mehbooba Mufti files nomination papers in Anantnag

Anantnag: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday filed her nomination papers for the upcoming LS Polls in the state. She is contesting the polls from Anantnag seat and submitted her papers with the DC Anantnag. “I welcome Congress party’s manifesto in which they have followed the PDP’s […]

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LS polls 2019: 24 employees suspended, 36 illegal weapons recovered in Jammu

LS polls 2019: 24 employees suspended, 36 illegal weapons recovered in Jammu

  JAMMU: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K and District Election Officers (DEO) have received as many as 182 complaints, including 88 through C-VIGIL on-line App from different quarters after the imposition of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) ahead of General elections 2019. According to the office of the CEO, out of […]

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Prof. Sangmi takes over as Dean College Development Council, KU

Prof. Sangmi takes over as Dean College Development Council, KU

Srinagar: Noted Academic and Finance expert, Prof. Mohiuddin Sangmi has taken over as Dean College Development Council (DCDC), University of Kashmir. An order to this effect was issued here on Saturday. Author of five books, 65 research papers published in international/ national journals and 30 articles published in various newspapers, Prof. Sangmi has acted as […]

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Social Work Dept KU holds ‘BAHAAR’- the spring festival

Social Work Dept KU holds ‘BAHAAR’- the spring festival

Srinagar: The Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir organized a one-day spring festival with the theme “this spring help the Department of Social Work to lift a school” under the banner ‘BAHAAR- THE SPRING FESTIVAL’ here at KU on Monday. The festival which was held in the sprawling lawns of Naseem Bagh Campus of the varsity hosted a […]

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Will not hold the Indian flag neither will abide by it’s constitution, if Article 370 tampered with: Mehbooba Mufti

Will not hold the Indian flag neither will abide by it’s constitution, if Article 370 tampered with: Mehbooba Mufti

By Tasaduq Hussain Handwara: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that she will not hold the Indian flag and won’t abide by the Indian constitution if Article 370 is tampered with. “If Article 370 is scrapped, I will not hold the Indian flag neither will abide by the indian constitution,” Mufti said while […]

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Fazal Ilahi Khan passes away, Fateh Khawani on April 5

Fazal Ilahi Khan passes away, Fateh Khawani on April 5

With profound grief, we inform the sad demise of Mr. Fazal Illahi Khan S/o: Late Abdul Hamid Khan R/o: Baran Panther Batamaloo at present Sauleh Colony, Kralapora, who left us for heavenly abode on 02-04-2019. A congregational Fateh Khawani will be held on 05-04-2019 3:00 pm at our ancestral graveyard, Baran Pather, Batamaloo.   Bereaved […]

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Stone tablet with inscriptions handed over to Dist administration Anantnag, will be given to Archaeology department

Stone tablet with inscriptions handed over to Dist administration Anantnag, will be given to Archaeology department

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag:- The stone tablet recovered from river Jhelum during sand extraction has been taken in possession by the district administration here on Tuesday. According to officials ADDC Anantnag Khawaja Nazir Ahmad and other officials include Tehsildar Anantnag went to the house of workers who had found the stone and took it in […]

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As LOC witnesses India-Pakistan firepower, trade suspended at Chakan Da Bagh, Poonch

As LOC witnesses India-Pakistan firepower, trade suspended at Chakan Da Bagh, Poonch

Srinagar: Following escalations between India and Pakistan armies along line of control, authorities on Tuesday suspended cross LOC trade from Chakan Da Bagh in Poonch district. . Officials claimed that the decision to suspend the trade was taken due to ‘security concerns’ as cross LOC exchange of fire in the district. They said that trucks […]

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Will review AFSPA, disturbed area act, Dialogue without pre-conditions in J&K: Congress releases Manifesto

Will review AFSPA, disturbed area act, Dialogue without pre-conditions in J&K: Congress releases Manifesto

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Promising to review notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act and to reduce Army footprints in J&K, Congress on Tuesday released its Manifesto for LS Polls. Congress in its manifesto has pitched for Dilogue as the only way forward. The Party has also promised to reduce the presence of CAPF and also […]

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District hospital Ramban catches fire, efforts on to douse flames

District hospital Ramban catches fire, efforts on to douse flames

  Jammu: Fire broke out in District Hospital Ramban on Tuesday and efforts are on to douse the flames. While there are no reports of injuries or fatalities, initial reports suggest the fire was caused by short circuit The fire broke out at around 1205 hours. According to reports fire and emergency services have been […]

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Gov’t appoints Liason Officers for J&K students in AMU, meeting students on April 4

Gov’t appoints Liason Officers for J&K students in AMU, meeting students on April 4

Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir appointed four liason officers for Aligarh Muslim University will be visiting the varsity on April 4. They will hold meeting with students from the state. The team was constituted to coordinate with the students from the state pursuing higher education in AMU. According to a letter issued to AMU […]

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Location of 9 polling stations changed in Baramulla

BARAMULLA: According to the District Election Officer Baramulla, the Election Commission of India has approved the proposal for change of locations of nine polling stations in Baramulla district. As per the notice, polling station 80-Dudran at GBMS Dudran located in polling area Dudran has been moved to Tin Shed near existing polling location, 121-Bardan polling […]

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Closed since 3 months, Gurez road to open on April 3 for ‘smooth polls’

BANDIPORA: District Election Officer Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza has directed the Border Roads Organisation to work round the clock to open Gurez road to facilitate movement of the people on April 11- the polling day in the district for Lok Sabha elections. The DEO, while inspecting the snow clearance operations at Razdan top- the highest […]

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Boy slips to death in Ganderbal

Boy slips to death in Ganderbal

by Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A 17 year-old boy slipped to death in Upper Sindh Power House in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District.  According to officials the deceased has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Awan s/o  Ab. Hameed Awan resident of Fraw Gund area of the district.  “He died after slipping into a power canal,” they said. […]

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Stone tablet with inscriptions found during sand extraction, expert says, need investigation

Stone tablet with inscriptions found during sand extraction, expert says, need investigation

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A stone tablet with inscriptions was found during sand extraction in Uranhal area of a south kashmirs Anantnag District on Sunday. The workers who found the stone tablet told INS that the stolen was “buried underwater in river Jhelum in Uranhal area”. The 7 by 5-inch stone, Dr Ajmal Shah Professor […]

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Militants killed in Lassipora gunfight identified: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday identified the militants slain in Lassipora area of district Pulwama in a gunfight with government forces. A police spokesperson in a statement said that the slain have been identified as Zaffar Paul son of Mohammad Ahsan resident of Dangerpora Shopian, Tauseef Ahmad Yattoo son of Abdul Aziz resident of […]

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LOC flare up: Minor girl, BSF officer killed

LOC flare up: Minor girl, BSF officer killed

  Jammu: A minor girl and a BSF officer has been killed in cross Line of Control exchange of gunfire between India and Pakistan armies in Poonch district on Monday. A minor girl, officials added, has been killed in the shelling as well, while as  7 civilians were injured as well. She has been identified […]