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Shutdown in Banihal over mysterious disappearance of goat trader

Shutdown in Banihal over mysterious disappearance of goat trader

By Asif Israiel Khan Banihal: A complete shutdown is being observed in Banihal town in Ramban district on Friday after a goat trader went missing from Udhampur’s Tikri area. Identified as Ghulam Rasool Wani, 50, a resident of Tethar area of Banihal, is missing from July 12 from Tikrri area of Udhampur where he had gone […]

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Drug peddler intercepted along with contraband substances in Ganderbal, arrested

Drug peddler intercepted along with contraband substances in Ganderbal, arrested

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district with 19 bottles of Codeine phosphate. An official said that one person namely Mohammad Ibrahim Bhat son of Mohammad Ramzan Bhat resident of Waripora Safapora was intercepted by naka party laid at Waripora Safapora. “19 […]

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JK produces mere 13% of the required fish production

JK produces mere 13% of the required fish production

SRINAGAR: State of J&K produces 20,000 tons of fish annually with huge gap between demand and supply while only 50 percent population of the State consumes fish and 93,000 people dependent on the fisheries sector.  This was stated by Prof Nazeer Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-K, during a two day conference titled ‘Fisheries and Climate: Strategies, Challenges […]

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 J&K imports poultry worth Rs 1000 crore every year, poultry estate coming up at Tral

 J&K imports poultry worth Rs 1000 crore every year, poultry estate coming up at Tral

SRINAGAR: The Department of Animal Husbandry is going to establish its first poultry estate in Jammu and Kashmir in Tral area of south Kashmir. The innovative initiative to set up the estate conceptualized by Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep and Fisheries Department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon will give a boost to the poultry sector in the […]

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Doda: Acting tough against absentees, special cell to maintain the record of all kind of leaves

Doda: Acting tough against absentees, special cell to maintain the record of all kind of leaves

DODA: Deputy Commissioner   Dr Sagar D Doifode has constituted as a special cell to maintain the record of all kind of leaves, pending disciplinary proceeding files of officers/officials for their smooth and prompt disposal. As per an order issued by DDC, the step has been taken to discourage the practice being followed by the district officers […]

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Don’t move near Chenab river: Periodic silt flushing of Dulhasti HEP water reservoir on July 21

Don’t move near Chenab river: Periodic silt flushing of Dulhasti HEP water reservoir on July 21

KISHTWAR: The management of Dulhasti Power Station of NHPC Limited has cautioned general public of Kishtwar and Doda districts not to move near Chenab river on July 21 from 00:00 hours to 18:00 hours as power station dam shall be opened for periodic silt flushing during this period. General Manager (Electrical) NHPC Ltd. Kishtwar particularly […]

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Two non local bikers killed in accident in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Two non-local bikers were killed in a  road accident in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday morning after they collided with a truck. The mishap occurred in Rayil Gund area of the district. The deceased have been identified as Gurlal Singh (29) son of Kewal Singh and Bharat Bhushan (28) […]

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Orientation Program on ‘Lesson Planning – cum – Internship’ for B. Ed. Teacher Trainees held at KU

Orientation Program on ‘Lesson Planning – cum – Internship’ for B. Ed. Teacher Trainees held at KU

  Srinagar, July 18: Department of Education, University of Kashmir (KU) organised a two- day Orientation Programme on “Lesson Planning cum-Internship” for B. Ed. Teacher Trainees which concluded here on Thursday. In her Presidential address Officiating Vice Chancellor KU Prof. Nilofer Hassan Khan advocated the great role of the teachers as she said teachers are the architect […]

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NSS KU & IOCL organises One Day First Aid Training program 

NSS KU & IOCL organises One Day First Aid Training program 

Srinagar, July 18: National Service Scheme (NSS) University of Kashmir (KU) in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) organised One day First Aid training program for the Officers of IOCL and NSS volunteers at Gandhi Bhawan auditorium, University of Kashmir. The workshop was conducted under the guidance and presence of the CEO of Life Line […]

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Pulwama: District authorities crack whip on encroachment on state land

By BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: Sub divisional authorities on Thursday conducted an anti-encroachment drive at Gulbagh area of Wanibathoo village in South Kashmir’s Tral. Officials told INS that during the massive drive encroached state land were freed from all the encroachments. “Besides that, illegal structures constructed along the bank of water stream in the village were also […]

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For KU 10-years not enough to complete satellite campus Kupwara

For KU 10-years not enough to complete satellite campus Kupwara

by Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Protests demonstrations were held in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district against Kashmir University administration for failing to make it’s offsite satellite campus in this district functional, despite promises from successive regimes. Protesters said that the campus, which is under construction for 10th straight year now at Wayen Kupwara, is still no where […]

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Safapora road in shambles, residents suffer

Safapora road in shambles, residents suffer

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The residents of Safapora area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district are up in arms against the authorities for failing to repair the Baroosa-Mansbal-Safapora road. Residents told that the authorities have failed to stand upto their duties as Baroosa-Mansbal-Safapora road is in shambles from several years. A local resident, Manzoor Ahmad said […]

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Forces conduct searches in Abi Guzar locality of Lal Chowk

Forces conduct searches in Abi Guzar locality of Lal Chowk

Srinagar: Government forces on Thursday launched Cordon and Search Operation in Abu Guzar locality of city center Lal Chowk Srinagar. According to eyewitnesses forces conducted searches in the area including in the houseboats. The CASO was jointly conducted by Army, Police and units of special operation group of J&K Police.  

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Baramulla shuts over militant killing, classwork in Degree College suspended

Baramulla shuts over militant killing, classwork in Degree College suspended

A complete shutdown is being observed in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town to mourn the death of a local militant in Sopore gunfight on Wednesday. All the shops and other business establishments are closed in the town, while thin movement of private transport is being witnessed on the roads in Baramulla town. Reports said that people […]

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As Kupwara village remembers minor Umar on his first death anniversary, killers yet to be traced

As Kupwara village remembers minor Umar on his first death anniversary, killers yet to be traced

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Year on the mysterious death case of a minor  Umar Farooq, this day last year, is still without a trace of any culprit. Family of the boy lives in a hope that perpetrators will be brought to justice.  Seeking capital punishment for the people behind the bars, family of Umar is […]

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Two killed in accident on Uchad Salani Road Poonch

Two killed in accident on Uchad Salani Road Poonch

Poonch: Two persons have died in an accident on Uchad Salani Road in District Poonch on Thursday. According to initial reports two person, identity of whom is being ascertained, died in the fatal accident.   Details emerging.

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UGC-HRDC, KU organizes Workshop on Community Engagement

UGC-HRDC, KU organizes Workshop on Community Engagement

Srinagar: UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kashmir (KU) organized a three-day workshop on community engagement for the participants of 83rd General Orientation Course which started here at KU on Wednesday. The Workshop has been organized in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council for Rural Education (MGNCRE), Dept. of Higher Education, MHRD, Govt. of India, Hyderabad. […]

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Fire erupts in Sanat Ghar housing many government offices

Fire erupts in Sanat Ghar housing many government offices

  Srinagar: Fire erupted in Sanat Ghar, a building in Bemina area of Srinagar here which houses many government offices. Officials said that efforts are on to douse the flames. The Sanat Ghar building houses various government offices including that of Industries and Commerce, J&K SIDCO, Handloom, SICOP, J&K DFC, J&K cements Ltd, J&K Minerals […]

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Anganwadi workers protest in city center Lal Chowk

Anganwadi workers protest in city center Lal Chowk

Anganwadi workers protest at Pratab park Srinagar and later marched towards gantagar ( clock tower).        

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Sopore Gunfight: Slain militant identified, was associated with LET

By Peerzada Waseem   Sopore: The militant killed in Sopore gunfight has been identified as a Baramulla resident and had joined militant ranks couple of months back. The slain has been identified as Adil Ahmad Chana s/o Ali Mohammad Channa of Arampura Baramulla. He was affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit, sources said. The gunbattle between militants […]

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Khalil Bandh quits PDP

Khalil Bandh quits PDP

Srinagar: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and district president Pulwama, former MLA Mohammad Khalil Bandh has resigned from the party. According to reports Bandh has shot a letter to party high command saying veteran faces were sidelined in decision making process. He has been feeling suffocated during the tenure of Former Chief Minister Mehbooba […]

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MC Kokernag fails to clear garbage, residents irritated

MC Kokernag fails to clear garbage, residents irritated

By Sameer Ahmad   Anantnag: Tourist destination Kokernag area known for gardens, pristine waters, is fast turning into an open garbage dumping sites as heaps of wastes including animal carcasses are lying on the roads, in parks. Locals claimed that some people dump garbage on the road side in Anantnag Sinthan road near Bindoo Zalangam […]

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Sopore gunfight: One militant body recovered, searches continue

Sopore gunfight: One militant body recovered, searches continue

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: One militant has been killed so far in the gunbattle between militants and forces in Gundbrath area of Sopore in Baramulla district. The gunfight broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. According to officials sources one body has been recovered while searches are continuing in the area. Earlier, forces […]

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Truck rams into J&K Bank ATM installation, driver, conductor dead

Truck rams into J&K Bank ATM installation, driver, conductor dead

Jammu: Two persons including a driver and a conductor of the truck died in Channi Himmat area here after they rammed into an ATM post. According to sources the incident happened late Tuesday night. “The truck loaded with potatoes rammed into the the ATM installation killing the driver and conductor on the spot,” they said. […]

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Gunfight between militants, forces rages in Gundbrath Sopore, internet suspended

By Peerzada Waseem     Sopore: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sopore village in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday morning. Forces had launched cordon and search operation lin Mir Mohallah Gundbrath area of Sopore subdivision following specific inputs about militants presence in the area.  The anti militancy operation is being […]

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For 70 years, JKCA hijacked by some people, says ace cricketer Parvez Rasool

For 70 years, JKCA hijacked by some people, says ace cricketer Parvez Rasool

By Ovais Gul Srinagar: Parvez Rasool, an ace cricketer from Kashmir’s southern district, Anantnag, Tuesday alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) was hijacked by some people from last seven decades. Talking to media persons here at Kashmir Press Club during a presser, Rasool who played for India at international platform said that the […]

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JEM militant arrested in Srinagar by Special Cell Delhi Police

JEM militant arrested in Srinagar by Special Cell Delhi Police

Srinagar: A Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) affiliate has been arrested by special cell delhi police in Srinagar on Tuesday. He has been absconding since four years.  Reports identified the arrested militant as Basir Ahmad, a resident of Sopore. Ahmad has been an absconding convict in a 2007 case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and was carrying […]

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Army Goodwill School Ziran celebrates annual day, students enthral audience

Army Goodwill School Ziran celebrates annual day, students enthral audience

  Srinagar: Army goodwill school Ziran celebrated its annual day on Tuesday under the aegis of Chinar Gunners with great enthusiasm and fervor. According to organisers the performance by Junior students enthralled the audience, and the performance by the senior students exhibited their talent in skits, Ladakhi dance, dance of women empowerment, Kashmiri Rouf, Bhangra, […]

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Windstorm victims in Dadasara Tral demand compensation for losses, officials say damages being evaluated

Windstorm victims in Dadasara Tral demand compensation for losses, officials say damages being evaluated

By BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: District administration Pulwama is assessing the quantum of damage caused by the gusty winds and the crashing on almost a hundred years old massive Chinar tree in Dadsara area of Tral on Monday. People who suffered damages have urged the district authorities to expedite the process of providing relief to them. […]

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Ganderbal: Burglars arrested, stolen property recovered

Ganderbal: Burglars arrested, stolen property recovered

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: Police on Tuesday arrested two burglars and recovered stolen property in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. A police official said that on credible information of locals that two persons intruded in to water pump station and have stolen water pipes worth 20000 rupees. Police rushed to the spot and arrested two […]

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DAK congratulates administration for introducing Rotavirus Vaccine in Universal Immunization Programme

DAK congratulates administration for introducing Rotavirus Vaccine in Universal Immunization Programme

Srinagar:  Doctors Association Kashmir today congratulates administration for  introducing ROTAVIRUS vaccine in routine universal immunization programme and making further progress in securing children’s health.Dr Suhail Naik president DAK and pediatrician said that Rotavirus kills approximately 453,000 children under five years of age globally every year and is a major threat to the health of children […]

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Damaged roads irks residents of Shamsipora Shopian, urge DC to intervene

Damaged roads irks residents of Shamsipora Shopian, urge DC to intervene

By Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: Residents of Shamsipora village in Shopian are aghast over the callous and lackadaisical approach of government in providing the area better road connectivity. The roads are in shambles and despicable conditions. Villagers talking to INS said that the road connecting the area with district headquarter has never bee repaired or macadamised. […]

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Symbolising woman with flower wrong, she is a warrior: Saira Rasheed, author of ‘Peace In Agony’

Symbolising woman with flower wrong, she is a warrior: Saira Rasheed, author of ‘Peace In Agony’

Sairah Rasheed Khan, is daughter of a fruit merchant Rashid Ahmad Khan. They live in Dolipora Village in Kupwara and is preparing for NEET exams. INS Kupwara Correspondent Tasaduq Hussain had a candid chat with Saira, on her book  Peace In Agony, a poetry collection of her’s. INS:  What is Peace in Agony ? Sairah: […]

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Report demand for bribe, corruption as ACB launches toll free number

Report demand for bribe, corruption as ACB launches toll free number

Srinagar: J&K Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has launched a toll free number for the citizens on which they can report demands for bribe and corruption. The toll free number is 1800-180-7152. “The motive of the ACB behind the announcing Toll Free Number is to encourage citizens to report cases of corruption and bribe demands,” officials […]

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Vehicular traffic restored on Rajouri – Poonch highway, Bomb Disposal Squad was called in to check suspicious object

Vehicular traffic restored on Rajouri – Poonch highway, Bomb Disposal Squad was called in to check suspicious object

  Rajouri :Vehicular movement on  Rajouri-Poonch highway was restored after Army’s  patrolling party recovered suspicious object prompting a call to bomb disposal squad.    Reports said that the army’s Road Opening Party ( ROP ) detected the suspicious substance at Narian on Rajouri – Poonch road today at around 10:10 am. A police officer said […]

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Damaged in 2014 floods, bunds in Pampore yet to be repaired

Damaged in 2014 floods, bunds in Pampore yet to be repaired

By BASHARAT RASHID Pampore: Residents in Pampore town of Pulwama district are up in arms against the authorities for failing to repair the protection bunds of jehlum, which were damaged in the 2014 floods. The residents have said that the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department Kashmir has not done anything to repair the damaged […]

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Three Amarnath yatries die due to health conditions

Three Amarnath yatries die due to health conditions

Srinagar: Three Amarnath yatries died during the ongoing Yatra  in south Kashmir, an official said on Monday. The deceased have been identified as A 52-year-old yatri Dimple Sharma, son of Mohan Lal Sharma, resident of Ludhiana, Punjab,, Sunder Devi (63), wife of Mahinder Chauhan, resident of Dolbata Ajmeer, Rajasthan and  Ajay Malvia (35), resident of […]

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Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF in Samba

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF in Samba

  SAMBA: A Pakistani intruder was shot dead on Monday by BSF when he crossed into Indian territory in Ramgarh sector of Samba district. SHO Ramgarh confirmed that at around 0300 hours, a 60-year-old Pakistani intruder was shot dead by 62 Bn BSF near Border Out Post (BOP) S M Pur falling in the Ramgarh sector. The […]

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Suspicious object found on Jammu–Rajouri road, Bomb Disposal Squad called in

Rajouri : An alert was sounded on Jammu–Rajouri highway after Army’s patrolling party found a suspicious object on Monday. The suspicious object was found at Narian village of Rajouri after which alert was sounded. “Bomb disposal squad and police teams have also rushed to the spot,” reports said.

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Kashmir Presss Club: Voting for the maiden representative journalists body commences

Kashmir Presss Club: Voting for the maiden representative journalists body commences

Srinagar: Voting for the Kashmir press club commenced on Monday at KPC in Polo view Srinagar where journalists have joined together to select it’s maiden representative body. As many as 252 working journalists and editors will vote for four posts of office-bearers and a seven-member executive committee. Thirty one candidates are in the fray.

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Man dies while trying to save brother who fell unconscious inside manhole, had inhaled toxic gases

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: A 38-year old man died in a tragic incident while trying to rescue his brother who had fainted inside a manhole in Umerhare area of Ganderbal district. The deceased has been identified as Mohd Yousuf Halwai 38, son of Late Ghulam Ahmad Halwai Resident of Usman Abad, Umerhare. According to […]

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Srinagar, Kulgam top list of cases registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

Srinagar, Kulgam top list of cases registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

by Ovais Gull Srinagar: Amidst the ‘war against drugs’, a drive against the drug menace by the government, the twin districts of Kashmir including Srinagar and Kulgam have topped the list of number of cases registered by the police in previous year. A data available with The INS mentioned that 52 cases each were registered in […]

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Interior Dal Lake’s condition worsening with each passing day: Dwellers

Interior Dal Lake’s condition worsening with each passing day: Dwellers

BY Ovais Gull Srinagar: The Dal dwellers expressed resentment against the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) for ignoring the worsening condition of Dal Lake. A visit to the interiors of Dal Lake by this reporter was quite disappointing as the condition of world famous Lake seems more worsening as compared to the previous years. People affiliated […]

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Kupwara: Sarpanchs, Panchs protest, demand BDO for block Trehgam

Kupwara: Sarpanchs, Panchs protest, demand BDO for block Trehgam

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Group of Sarpanchs and panchs on Saturday afternoon held protest demonstration against  District Administration Kupwara for failing to  sanction Block Development Officer for Trehgam block. Protesters alleged that the failure to sanction BDO  has brought all the developmental works to complete halt. Eyewitnesses said that the protesters assembled near Block Development […]

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Accident in Ramban, 4 Dead, 5 injured

Accident in Ramban, 4 Dead, 5 injured

Ramban: Four persons are reported to have died in a deadly accident in Ramban area of Jammu division on Saturday. According to initial reports five other persons are injured in the accident. Details emerging.

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ISJK militant apprehended in Bijbehara Anantnag

  By Sameer Ahmad. Anantnag: An active militant has been apprehended by forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday. According to sources a militant identified as Zubair Ahmed alias Dada. He is a resident of Wopzan Bejbehara. According to aources he is an ISJK affiliate. Officials are yet to provide their account of the […]

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One person along with suspicious substances arrested in Shopian

One person along with suspicious substances arrested in Shopian

  Srinagar:  A Keegam Shopian resident was on Saturday arrested along with some suspicious substances including rods that might be used making IEDs. The arrested person has been identified as Amir Amin Bukhari of Bala Nowpora Keegam. Police had raided his residence to arrest him. According to sources some suspicious substances including rods were recovered […]

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Cop arrested with 750 grams of Heroine in Handwara

Cop arrested with 750 grams of Heroine in Handwara

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: One person working with Armed Police has been arrested in Handwara area of Kupwara district along with 750grams of contraband substance, Heroine, on Saturday. According to police spokesman, one Mushtaq Ahmad Peer son of Abdul Ahad resident of Kalmuna Handwara was arrested and shifted to Police Station Handwara where he remains […]

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Grandson allegedly kills grandparents in Kathua

Grandson allegedly kills grandparents in Kathua

Jammu: In a bizarre incident a grandson has allegedly murdered his grandparents in Kathua area of Jammu division of the state. According to initial reports, accused Sahil, aged 20 attacked his grandparents with ‘some blunt object’. The deceased have been identified as  Chand age 82 yrs S/o Bhagtu Ram  and his wife Sanjogta age 75 […]

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No Yatri movement towards Kashmir today owing to shutdown call by JRL

No Yatri movement towards Kashmir today owing to shutdown call by JRL

  Srinagar: Government has suspended the Amarnath Yatra today and no pilgrim will be allowed to move towards the valley from Jammu. Reports said that the decision was taken following a shutdown call by Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik to commemorate July 13, 1931 martyrs. Qouting […]