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Kupwara: Constructed in 2006 health centre in Alachizab remains locked, land donor not compensated since

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Completed a decade ago a health centre at Alachizab area of Kupwara is still running from a rented accommodation as health department failed to compensate the land donor. The land for the health centre was provided by Rashid Ahmad Mir a resident of Alachizab  as he was assured of compensation or either […]

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JKMPCL hikes milk procurement price in Kashmir, Jammu

JKMPCL hikes milk procurement price in Kashmir, Jammu

SRINAGAR: The Jammu Kashmir Milk Producer Cooperative Limited (JKMPCL) which markets Snowcap brand of dairy products, has increased milk procurement prices in Kashmir and Jammu regions, thus benefiting a large number of dairy farmers. According to JKMPCL, the milk procurement prices have been increased by Rs 15 per kg fat of milk in Kashmir region […]

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TRC football ground upgraded as per International standards: Govt

TRC football ground upgraded as per International standards: Govt

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the forthcoming inauguration of International football Stadium at TRC. The meeting was informed that the TRC football turf ground has been upgraded as per International standards with facilities like 1200 lux floodlight towers, dressing rooms, toilet […]

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Police bust gang of burglars, five arrested, stolen property worth lakhs of rupees recovered

Police bust gang of burglars, five arrested, stolen property worth lakhs of rupees recovered

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar Police on Saturday said that it busted a gang of thieves and apprehended five of them, who were involved in a series of burglaries and attempts to burglary within Srinagar. Addressing a press conference SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal said that the modus-operandi of the gang was to racee the big […]

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DPS Budgam in crisis: Saifuddin Soz, parents of students face off over degrading school functioning

DPS Budgam in crisis: Saifuddin Soz, parents of students face off over degrading school functioning

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The parents of the students of Delhi Public School Srinagar Saturday morning heckled the former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz in the premises of the school. Sources said that Soz was in the school to pacify the agitated teachers and other staff of the school who are on pen-down […]

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Youth who were arrested while trying to exfilitrate through LOC handed over to families

Youth who were arrested while trying to exfilitrate through LOC handed over to families

Baramulla:  The recently arrested youth who were trying to exfilitrate through Line of Control have been handed over to their respective families by forces on Saturday. Army and police held a joint presser at EME unit Baramulla. Commander 79 Mount Brigade Girish Kalia said that all four youths who were held “on path of violence” […]

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ACB registers case against Sheikh Imran, others for illegal appropriation of subsidy, inflated project cost of CA storage

ACB registers case against Sheikh Imran, others for illegal appropriation of subsidy, inflated project cost of CA storage

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau has registered case against Srinagar Municipality Corporation’s Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran as Director M/S Kehwa Square Pvt. Ltd. BohriKadal Srinagar, officers of J&K Bank and other government officials for illegal appropriation of subsity with inflated project cost for establishment of CA storage at Lassipora, Pulwama . ACB, Anantnag Police station has […]

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With a good Cherry crop Shopian farmers keep fingers crossed for better market rates

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Farmers in this district of south Kashmir are relieved as the Cherry crop generated this season is a good quality crop however are keeping fingers crossed for a better market rates to make a better earning. Farmers from Sugan village of Shopian said that there are various reasons of low rate […]

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Forest Protection Force foils timber smuggling bid in Langate, two arrested

Forest Protection Force foils timber smuggling bid in Langate, two arrested

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Forest Protection force foiled a timber smuggling bid in Langate and arrested two persons while seizing the load carrier carrying the timber. An official said that a special  team was formed after specific inputs regarding the transportation of illicit timber. “Naka was established near  Forest Division Langate and in the following which, […]

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Pampore shuts day after militants killing

Pampore shuts day after militants killing

By BASHARAT RASHID Pampore: Complete shutdown is being observed in Pampore area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir today, a day after the killing of two Lashkar e Taiba militants in the district. All the shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed in the town while public transport is off the roads. Both the militants were […]

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Trains won’t chug on Srinagar-Banihal tracks today as well

Srinagar: Tain services on Srinagar-Banihal track remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday following killing of two militants on Friday Two Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in a gunfight with governent forces in the district on Friday. Officials, however said, that all trains between Srinagar-Badgam and Baramulla in north Kashmir will run as […]

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Two valley based poets among winners of Sahitya Academy Award 2019

Two valley based poets among winners of  Sahitya Academy Award 2019

Srinagar: Two valley based poets Naji Munawwar and Sagar Nazir have been awarded Sahitya Academy award 2019 in two different categories. Convener Kashmiri Advisory Board of Sahitya Academy, Dr Aziz Hajini on Friday announced that the two have bagged the prestigious award for their poetry collections. Naji Munawwar, 85 from Kapran Shopian has been awarded […]

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On Shujaat Bukhari’s first anniversary, ‘Kashmir’s Thin Red Lines’ released

On Shujaat Bukhari’s first anniversary, ‘Kashmir’s Thin Red Lines’ released

Srinagar: On the first death anniversary of a senior journalist, Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari, a book titled ‘Kashmir’s Thin Red Lines’ was on Friday released at Tagore hall here in which mainstream leaders as well  as the writers, authors and others were present. The book ‘Kashmir’s Thin Red Lines’ has been written by Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari and his […]

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I&B Ministry issues Advisory to all Satellite TV channels on Display of Castings/Credits/Titles of Hindi and Regional Language TV Serials

I&B Ministry issues Advisory to all Satellite TV channels on Display of Castings/Credits/Titles of Hindi and Regional Language TV Serials

I&B Ministry on Friday issued an advisory to all Satellite TV channels on display of castings, credits, titles of Hindi and Regional language TV serials in the respective languages also. “It has come to the notice of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting that several Hindi and Regional Language TV channels display the castings/credits/titles of Hindi […]

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Kupwara missing youth’s family appeals him to return home

Kupwara missing youth’s family appeals him to return home

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara:  The family of a youth who went missing two days ago in northern Kashmirs Kupwara district on Friday appealed their son to return home. Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, a resident of Azharabad Gulgam, 22 left home three days back and did not return back, his family at […]

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Floriculture deptt disobeys Govt orders, fails to update website since long, Dr Masooma still its Director

Floriculture deptt disobeys Govt orders, fails to update website since long, Dr Masooma still its Director

by Ovais Gull   Srinagar: It seems that the government departments in the Valley are least bothered about the directions of the state government to ensure transparency as the departments have failed to maintain their official websites, thereby providing false information to the general public as well as causing hardships to them. Earlier, The INS carried out […]

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Shabir Shah, Masarat Aalam, Asiya Andrabi sent to judicial custody till July 12

Shabir Shah, Masarat Aalam, Asiya Andrabi sent to judicial custody till July 12

  Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday sent hurriyat leader Shabir Shah, Masarat Alam and Asiya Andrabi to judicial custody till July 12 after NIA did not seek their custody. Addtional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Anil Antil sent the trio to judicial custody NIA has been investigating the alleged terror funding case and has already arrested […]

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Four newly recruited militants trying to exfilitrate through LOC arrested

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Four newly recruited militants have been arrested in Boniyar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on friday, officials said. Reports said that forces received specific inputs about the presence of militants  trying to exfiltrating Line of Control in upper reaches of Limber area. Official Sources told INS that a joint team […]

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Awantipora gunfight: Train services suspended on Srinagar-Banihal track, internet shut

Srinagar: Authorities Friday suspended train services on Srinagar-Banhal track following a fierce gunfight between government forces and militants in Pulwama village. An official said that the train services have been suspended as a precautionary measure. However, train services between Srinagar to Baramulla shall ply normally. Meanwhile mobile internet services in the district have been shut. The […]

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7-A side women’s hockey tourney 2019 North Zone commences at KU

7-A side women’s hockey tourney 2019 North Zone commences at KU

Srinagar: 7-A side women’s hockey tournament 2019 (North Zone) commenced at Kashmir university ground on Thursday. On this occasion Prof. Nissar Ahmad Mir (Registrar, KU) was the Chief guest. Dr. Kawaljeet Singh (Principal Khalsa College, Amritsar), Prof. BA Khan (Chairman Sports Committee, KU), Dr. Nissar Ahmad Khan (Coordinator Sports, KU) & Dr. Hartej Singh (Principal […]

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KEG pays tributes to Shujaat Bukhari

KEG pays tributes to Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has paid rich tributes to senior journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari on his first death anniversary. A meeting of KEG was held today to commemorate the first death anniversary of Bukhari who, along with two security guards, was murdered last year on June 14 outside his Rising Kashmir office in Press […]

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Kashmir Press Club paid rich tributes to journalist Shujaat Bukhari on his martyrdom anniversary

Kashmir Press Club paid rich tributes to journalist Shujaat Bukhari on his martyrdom anniversary

Srinagar: Kashmir Press Club convened a meeting and paid tributes to prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari on his first martyrdom anniversary. The Editor of Rising Kashmir alongside his two security personnel was killed on July 14, 2018 at Srinagar’s Press Enclave. The management committee panel and representatives from various functional media associations of the valley expressed […]

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Tral: Lurgam residents protest as PDD fails to fix hanging wires, wooden poles

Tral: Lurgam residents protest as PDD fails to fix hanging wires, wooden poles

BY BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Residents of Lurgam village in Tral on Thursday protested against Power Development Department (PDD) for its callous approach as electricity wires are hanging posing threat to lives in the area. Residents claimed that the PDD’s approach towards people’s plight has only added to danger by not aligning the electricity transmission lines […]

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Workshop on ‘Vetting & Editing of Kashmiri Translated Texts’ begins at KU

Workshop on ‘Vetting & Editing of Kashmiri Translated Texts’ begins at KU

Srinagar:  A six-day workshop on “Vetting & Editing the Kashmiri Translated Texts” commenced at University of Kashmir (KU) on Thursday. The workshop is organised by the Department of Linguistics, University of Kashmir in collaboration with National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages Mysuru. Inaugurating the workshop Vice Chancellor, KU Prof Talat Ahmad said “It […]

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Fire erupts at Hotel Green Park Gulmarg

Fire erupts at Hotel Green Park Gulmarg

Gulmarg: Fire broke out in a hotel in tourist resort Gulmarg in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. According to reports flames erupted from Hotel Green Park Gulmarg, near indian institute of skiing & mountaineering(IISM). Fire and emergency services have been rushed to the spot. Details awaited.

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Anantnag attack: Guv Malik anguished over killing of 5 CRPF personnel

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday expressed anguish over the loss of CRPF men in yesterday’s militants attack in Anantnag district. Governor has conveyed that his heart goes out to the departed soldiers and their families. Condemning the attack, Governor observed that whenever successful attempts are made by the forces to either conduct peaceful elections […]

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Hurriyat (M) holds meet, urges Indo-Pak leadership to break ice at SCO summit

Hurriyat (M) holds meet, urges Indo-Pak leadership to break ice at SCO summit

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Thursday called a meeting going at its headquarters in Rajbagh to express concern and anguish over “continued bloodshed and killings” across the valley. The meeting was chaired by Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and was attended by other senior leaders. A spokesperson of the amalgam said that the meeting reiterated […]

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Vehicular movement on Srinagar-Leh highway restored, was closed due to fresh snowfall

Vehicular movement on Srinagar-Leh highway restored, was closed due to fresh snowfall

Sonamarg: Authorities have reopened Srinagar Leh highway for vehicular movement after it was closed due to fresh snowfall in the region.  ” The traffic has been restored on both sides of Zojilla,” an official said.. The vehicles will be allowed to leave for Srinagar from Minimarg from 0500 hrs to 1000 hrs. Later, Ladakh-bound vehicles […]

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IUST signs MoU with the Iranian University of Islamic Denominations

IUST signs MoU with the Iranian University of Islamic Denominations

  Awantipora: The Islamic University of Science & Technology, Kashmir today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for academic and research collaborations with the University of Islamic Denominations Tehran, Iran. The event started with a distinguished lecture on “Quranic Hermeneutics” which was delivered by Professor Mohammad Hossein Mokhtari, the Rector, University of Islamic Denominations, Tehran, Iran. […]

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Justice Magrey conducts inspection of District Courts at Srinagar

Justice Magrey conducts inspection of District Courts at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Administrative Judge for District Srinagar, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey today inspected various District Courts including Special Judge, Anti corruption (CBI cases) Srinagar, Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Srinagar, Sub Judge, PT&E Magistrate, Srinagar, Munsiff, Sub Registrar, Srinagar and Ist. Additional Munsiff, Srinagar. Justice Magrey also interacted with the Judicial Officers and entire Prosecuting wing of […]

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SAC Srinagar closes for summer vacations

SAC Srinagar closes for summer vacations

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commission (SAC) will remain closed for summer vacations from June 10 to June 28, 2019. However, the Registry of the Commission will remain open except on Saturdays and gazetted holidays.

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Govt terminates services of Public Prosecutors, APPs

Govt terminates services of Public Prosecutors, APPs

  SRINAGAR: The Government has terminated services of all Public Prosecutors (APs) and Additional Public Prosecutors (APPs) working in various courts across the State. “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub- (1) of section 492 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Samvat, 1989 read with sub-rule (3) of rule 21 of the Jammu and […]

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KP road attack update: 4 CRPF personnel killed, toll may rise

KP road attack update: 4 CRPF personnel killed, toll may rise

By SAmeer Ahmad Srinagar: Four CRPF men were killed in a deadly attack on joint party of CRPF and police at busy KP road in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. According to sources militants opened fire upon forces which was retaliated. Hospital authorities confirmed to INS that four CRPF personnel have succumbed to fatal […]

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Apathy: Samundar Bagh inundated, locals blame poor drainage, people visiting DSEK office criticize Govt  

Apathy: Samundar Bagh inundated, locals blame poor drainage, people visiting DSEK office criticize Govt  

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Samundar Bagh locality, connecting Old city residents with the commercial Hub Lal chowk is inundated since this morning while as the authorities concerned are acting as mute spectator with taking no action in this regard. The Directorate of School Education Kashmir office is also located in the area, but the visitors were […]

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KP Road attack update: One CRPF personnel killed, two injured

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: One CRPF personnel have been killed in a deadly attack on forces on KP Road in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday afternoon. According to officials one CRPF personnel have succumbed to injuries while two of them are battling for life at a medical facility they were shifted to. Hospital […]

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SHO Sadar Police Station Anantnag fired upon on KP road, shifted to Srinagar

SHO Sadar Police Station Anantnag fired upon on KP road, shifted to Srinagar

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A cop has been injured in chest after he was fired upon by unidentified gunmen at KP Road in Anantnag district on Wednesday. According to officials the SHO Arshid Ahmad was fired upon and received gunshot wounds in chest. “He has been shifted to Srinagar for advanced treatment,” he said. Panic […]

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Two months on, treasuries run dry, cases pertaining to disbursement of payment pile up

Two months on, treasuries run dry, cases pertaining to disbursement of payment pile up

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Two months elapsed since the cases pertaining to disbursement of payment regarding GP fund pile up due to the non-availability of funds. The employees working in different departments here have expressed resentment against the government for failing to disburse the amount, alleging it to be a reason of immense hardships. Employees said that […]

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Transferred months ago, Peerzada Hafizullah is still SMC commissioner on its website

Transferred months ago, Peerzada Hafizullah is still SMC commissioner on its website

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Even as the authorities claim to ensure transparency in the government sector, the website of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has put a question mark over the offal claims as it has failed to update the website since long. The website https://smcsite.org is still showing Peerzada Hafizullah as its Commissioner. Not only the Commissioner, but many […]

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Two Day Workshop on Environment concludes at KU

Two Day Workshop on Environment concludes at KU

Srinagar,: A -two day workshop on the occasion of observance of World Environment Week concluded at University of Kashmir (KU) here on Wednesday.  The workshop was organised by the Department of Environmental Science in collaboration with Centre of Research for Development (CORD), KU.  The theme of the workshop was ‘Beat Air Pollution and Recent Advances […]

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Delimitation of constituencies is only a rumour: Governor J&K Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar: Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir are only ‘rumours’ and the move has not been confirmed by the Central Government. Malik, along with his advisers was addressing a presser at SKICC in Srinagar. ” Delimitation (of constituencies) is a constitutional matter, even […]

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Amnesty International denied permission to hold press briefing in Srinagar: spokesperson

Amnesty International denied permission to hold press briefing in Srinagar: spokesperson

Srinagar: Amnesty International India on Wednesday said that the government has denied it the permission to hold an event in Srinagar. A spokesperson of Amnesty said that the organisation is cancelling the press briefing that was scheduled at 2 pm on 12th June at Hotel Radisson, Srinagar. “We have been told that we have been denied […]

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Fund transfer charges to be waived off by RBI from July 1

Fund transfer charges to be waived off by RBI from July 1

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India has said that it will waive all charges on fund transfer through popular RTGS and NEFT systems from July 1 and asked banks to pass on the benefits to customers from the same day. The Reserve Bank levies minimum charges on banks for transactions routed through its RTGS meant […]

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Accident on Jammu-Mandi Poonch road, one dead

Accident on Jammu-Mandi Poonch road, one dead

Srinagar: A 36-year old man died in an accident at Deri Ralyote on Jammu-Mandi Poonch road on Wednesday. According to reports a Tata mobile ,bearing registration no JK12A/7485 on way from Jammu to Mandi Poonch met with an accident on the road leading to on spot death of one person. The deceased has been identified […]

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Flash floods cause damages in Tangmarg, wash away Shrai bridge, Farooq Shah appeals for compensation

Flash floods cause damages in Tangmarg, wash away Shrai bridge, Farooq Shah appeals for compensation

    Srinagar: Concerned with the damages caused by flash floods in Nalah Feroozpora and the incessant rains causing flood like situation, National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah Wednesday appealed Governor Adminstration for the assessment of damages and the subsequent compensation. In an early morning statement, Mr. Shah said that there has been a spell […]

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Shepherds, 500 sheep rescued from Nallah Badipora in Budgam

Shepherds, 500 sheep rescued from Nallah Badipora in Budgam

Budgam: Police and locals have launched a rescue operations to retrieve shepherds and the sheep flocks with them who are stuck in Nallah Badipora of Chadoora area in Budgam district. “Due to heavy rains, a group of shepherds and around 500 sheeps were trapped in nallah,” an official said. SHO Chadoora Mr Mehboob along with […]

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Ganderbal: Nomad killed, 2 others injured as Deodar tree crashes on their tent in Ramwari Gund area

Ganderbal: Nomad killed, 2 others injured as Deodar tree crashes on their tent in Ramwari Gund area

    By Mir Showkat Ganderbal:  A nomad was killed and two other injured after Deodar tree fell on their tent during nighthours in Ramwari Gund area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. An official said that the nomad was  identified as Mohammed Yousuf Batugad, 42, son of Abdul Gani Batugad, resident of Rajouri. He died […]

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Govt warns against sale of spurious pesticides, fungicides

Srinagar: Taking a serious note of use of spurious pesticides and fungicides by some dealers and instructed, Director Agriculture Kashmir dissected the enforcement agency to be vigilant and increase the touring and monitoring and warned them stern action under Insecticides Act. Also as Insecticide/Fertilizer Controller Director Agriculture issued on spot circular to all the dealers that […]

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Anantnag’s Iqbal to play for India in Physical Disability Cricket series in England

Anantnag’s Iqbal to play for India in Physical Disability Cricket series in England

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Twenty-five-year-old Wasim Iqbal Khan from Gopalpora Khurd area of Anantnag will be playing for India’s physical disability cricket team, for world series scheduled in England this year. On May 6 1998,  Iqbal a primary school student suffered a fracture in right leg while playing.   Iqbal was formally informed by the […]

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Army man succumbs to injuries received during cross LOC shelling in Poonch

Jammu: An army soldier succumbed to his injuries he has sustained on Monday evening in cross LOC shelling at Shahpur sector along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Army spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said that the soldier Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed succumbed to injuries today morning. The soldier Jawed, a resident of Marrar, […]

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I&FC Supervisor falls from under-construction building, dies

I&FC Supervisor falls from under-construction building, dies

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A 52-year-old man died after falling from an under construction house in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The incident happened on Monday evening. Witnesses said that Zafarullah Bhat, 52, S/O Mohammed Maqbool Bhat, of Tulumulla Ganderbal fell from second floor of the under-construction building. He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared […]