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7 Soldiers Injured In Pulwama IED Blast

Srinagar: Seven soldiers were injured and a Casper vehicle they were travelling in was damaged in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by militants in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. A police official said that around 9:45 p.m., militants triggered the IED planted under a bridge on Trichal-Lassipora road. The […]

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No class work in Srinagar Higher secondary Schools, KU on Friday

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday ordered that there shall be no work in colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar as also in Kashmir University tomorrow. An official of district administration said class work will remain suspended in all colleges and higher secondary schools of Srinagar district on Friday. “Class work at the University of Kashmir […]

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‘4 militants killed in Boniyar woods’

Srinagar: Four militants were killed in an encounter with army in Boniyar forests in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, a local news agency reported here. According to it, a search party of army’s 5 Grenadier intercepted a group of militants at Torna post in the woods of Boniyar at around 8:30 am. After being […]

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DGP visits 5 injured cops admitted in army hospital

Srinagar: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh IPS on Friday visited 92 Base hospital at Srinagar and enquired about the health and welfare of Police personnel who sustained injuries in different incidents across valley and are under going treatment there. Five police personnel including a DySP and Sub Inspector were injured in different incidents […]

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Draft Juvenile Justice Bill-2018: Social Welfare Deptt seeks suggestions of stakeholders

Draft Juvenile Justice Bill-2018: Social Welfare Deptt seeks suggestions of stakeholders

SRINAGAR: The Government has put the Draft Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Bill 2018 in public domain to solicit views and suggestions of all the stakeholders. According to the Secretary Social Welfare, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, the draft bill is available on the official website of Social Welfare Department at […]

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Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March next year for international tournaments: Hafeez

Bakshi Stadium to be ready by March next year for international tournaments: Hafeez

Srinagar: Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez Thursday said that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events. Sarmad was speaking during the inaugural match of the ‘Kashmir Invitation Cup Football Tourney’ which began at TRC Turf today. The tournament is being […]

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Transfers ordered in Health Department

Transfers ordered in Health Department

Srinagar: The Government today ordered transfers and postings in Health department. According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K has been transferred and posted as Director Health Services Jammu relieving Bhupinder Singh, Mission Director NHM of the Additional Charge. […]

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No electric pole be erected or water pipes be laid on Jhelum banks: Farooq Shah

Srinagar: Secretary PHE, I&FC, and DMRRR Farooq Ahmad Shah on Thursday toured Jhelum and Flood Spill Channels embankments at various places in Srinagar and took stock of pace of ongoing beautification works. During his visit, he directed officials of the Irrigation and Flood Control department to ban any kind of construction of roads on the […]

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Governor e-inaugurates JK Bank’s maiden Easy Payment Units in Ladakh

Governor e-inaugurates JK Bank’s maiden Easy Payment Units in Ladakh

SRINAGAR: In a function held at SKICC today, Governor Satya Pal Malik electronically inaugurated J&K Bank’s 35 Ultra Small Branches (USBs), aiming at financial inclusion and empowerment of Ladakh, connecting 111 remotely located villages, besides, 5 USBs and 1 Business Unit, spread in districts of Samba, Poonch and Rajouri. He also e-inaugurated social infrastructure initiatives […]

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NC condemns attack on journalists

NC condemns attack on journalists

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National conference has condemned the thrashing of journalists by security forces at the gun fight site in the Fateh kadal locality of Srinagar. In a statement issued from the party headquarters here at Nawa -e -Subhu Srinagar, Party Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar condemning the forces action said, “Thrashing the journalistic […]

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Thousands attend funeral of 2 LeT militants, ‘civilian’, trio laid to rest in Eidgah

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Wednesday evening participated in the funeral of two Lashker-e-Toiba militants and a “civilian” killed in a gunfight at Fateh Kadal here. Reports said that thousands of people turned up in the funeral of the trio who were carried to Eidgah in a procession from respective residences, Fateh Kadal and Khaniyar. […]

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Commercial Taxes Department to be renamed as State Taxes Department

Commercial Taxes Department to be renamed as State Taxes Department

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the re-organization of the Commercial Taxes Department with a view to bringing its functioning in tune with the requirements of the GST legislation and to improve its efficiency in tax administration. The SAC approved renaming of […]

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SAC approves promotion of two IPS officers

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the placement of two IPS officers of 2004 batch namely Atul Kumar Goel and Bhim Sen Tuti in the Selection Grade of IPS w.e.f. 01.01.2017. The SAC also accorded sanction to the promotion of […]

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SAC approves signing of MoU for setting up Composite Regional Centre at Jammu

SAC approves signing of MoU for setting up Composite Regional Centre at Jammu

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding(MoU), for leasing out of State Land measuring 23 Kanals and 02 Marlas at Village Ghaink, Tehsil Bhalwal, District Jammu between Pt. Deendayal, Upadhayay Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi (Ministry […]

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SAC approves hike in SPOs’ honorarium

SAC approves hike in SPOs’ honorarium

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approved increase in the honorarium of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of Jammu and Kashmir Police with effect from September 26. The SPOs have been engaged in the Police Department from mid-nineties to assist the State Police in […]

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High Court organizes T-20 Cricket Tournament in Srinagar

High Court organizes T-20 Cricket Tournament in Srinagar

Srinagar: In order to promote sports culture among legal fraternity, Chief Justice J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal on Wednesday inaugurated the first ever T-20 J&K Legal Premier Cricket League here at Sher-e-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium (SKICS) today. The 5-day tournament has been organized by the J&K High Court Cricket team in collaboration with Departments […]

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Director ISM transfers medical officers in contravention of govt’s clear instructions, patient care takes a beating

Director ISM transfers medical officers in contravention of govt’s clear instructions, patient care takes a beating

Srinagar: In contradiction of clear cut instructions from administrative department, Director ISM has transferred or retained many medical officers, some of them while model code of conduct is in operation in the state. Sources said that the transfers and the attachments ordered by the Director has badly affected many institutions, especially those in far flung […]

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Kumar for ‘effective law enforcement’ to prevent pollution in JK

Kumar for ‘effective law enforcement’ to prevent pollution in JK

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Tuesday asked State Pollution Control Board for protecting the environment by preventing and controlling pollution by effective law enforcement and best environmental management practices. The Advisor made these remarks while chairing a review meet of J&K State Pollution Control Board, here. Commissioner Secretary Forests M K Dwivedi, […]

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2 PHE officials suspended for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours

2 PHE officials suspended for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours

Srinagar: The Government today suspended Assistant Executive Engineer and Establishment Clerk of PHE Division, Budgam for online registration of Casual, Seasonal Labours/Workers (CSLWs) engaged on need-based for a limited period before 2009 against the norms. According to the order issued by Secretary PHE and I&FC: “in pursuance of the provisions of Rule 31 of J&K […]

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Official panel to examine selection process of Delhi-based mining company

Official panel to examine selection process of Delhi-based mining company

Srinagar: The Governor’s administration on Tuesday accorded sanction to the constitution of an official panel which will examine the process followed for the selection of M/S Mineworks Pvt Ltd, New Delhi for exploration and exploitation of Sapphire Mines in Joint Venture with J&K Minerals Ltd. The official panel— ‘Group of Officers’— will also examine relevant […]

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Govt notifies 88 new services in 16 Departments under PGSA

Govt notifies 88 new services in 16 Departments under PGSA

Srinagar: The Government on Tuesday issued formal notification bringing 88 services in 16 Departments under the Public Service Guarantee Act-2011. The proposal in this regard was approved earlier by the State Administrative Council (SAC) in its meeting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik on 4 October 2018. The new Departments brought under the ambit of […]

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Boycott by 95% people to elections proves alienation of Kashmir from India is complete: JRL

Srinagar: On the culmination of the last phase of ULB polls ,Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that by government of India’s own admission 95% people’s rejection of these so called “elections”, forced upon them by the Indian state authorities was a clear indication that the […]

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Curtain fall on ULB polls, 4.85% voter turnout in Kashmir; overall 35.1% in J&K 

Curtain fall on ULB polls, 4.85% voter turnout in Kashmir; overall 35.1% in J&K 

Srinagar:  With the end of the voting on Tuesday, the curtain fell on the 4-phased election to Urban Local Bodies conducted after 2005 in the state. The turnout remained abysmally low in Kashmir Valley in all the phases, recording a dismal 4.5 per cent while as over all turnout in the state including Jammu and […]

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Govt invites nominations for State Awards-2019

Govt invites nominations for State Awards-2019

Srinagar: The Government has invited nominations for the grant of State Awards, for the year2019, on theeve of Republic Day. According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the nominations/recommendations of eligible persons/ organizations, along with citation(s), brief bio-data and supporting documents should be sent to GAD by or before 30th November […]

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4.2% Voter Turnout in final phase of ULB polls in J&K

4.2% Voter Turnout in final phase of ULB polls in J&K

Srinagar: The low turnout trend continued through the final of the 4-phased election to Urban Local Body polls, recording an abysmal 4.2 percent on Tuesday. According the Chief Electoral Officer, 25 wards Srinagar recorded 4.0 percent while 11.3 percent electorate cast their vote for 12 wards in Ganderbal in last phase. The overall voter turnout […]

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At 2 p.m. 3% vote in Srinagar, 9.2% in Ganderbal

At 2 p.m. 3% vote in Srinagar, 9.2% in Ganderbal

Srinagar: The dismal voter turnout continued in Kashmir Valley in the final phase of the Urban Local Bodies, with Srinagar recording 3.0 percent and Ganderbal had 9.2 percent voting after eight hours of the voting till 2 p.m. on Tuesday . With many candidates elected unopposed and a number segments not receiving a single nomination, […]

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Voter turnout dismal in first 6 hours: 2.3% in Srinagar, 7.9 % in Ganderbal

Voter turnout dismal in first 6 hours: 2.3% in Srinagar, 7.9 % in Ganderbal

Srinagar: The voting percentage in Srinagar and Ganderbal remained in single digit after first six hours of the polling on Tuesday in the final phase of the Urban Local Body polls, with 25 wards in this summer capital of the state recording 2.3 percent. For 12 wards in Ganderbal, 7.9 voters turned to cast vote […]

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1.6% turnout in Srinagar, 6.4 percent in Ganderbal in first 4 hours of voting of ULB polls

1.6% turnout in Srinagar, 6.4 percent in Ganderbal in first 4 hours of voting of ULB polls

Srinagar: The voter turnout in Srinagar and Ganderbal remained abysmally low in first four hours of the voting on Tuesday in the final phase of the Urban Local Body polls, with 25 wards in this summer capital of the state recording 1.6 percent. For 12 wards in Ganderbal, 6.4 voters turned to cast vote from […]

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High speed mobile internet snapped in south, central Kashmir

High speed mobile internet snapped in south, central Kashmir

Srinagar: The authorities have suspended high speed internet mobile internet services in South and central Kashmir including Srinagar and Ganderbal in wake of the final of the 4-phased election to urban local body polls on Saturday. Official sources said that the high-speed internet was suspended before the voting started in the final phase at 6.a.m. […]

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0.4 percent turnout in Srinagar, 3.4 percent in Ganderbal in first 2 hours of voting in final phase of ULB polls

0.4 percent turnout in Srinagar, 3.4 percent in Ganderbal in first 2 hours of voting in final phase of ULB polls

Srinagar: The voting in last of the 4-phased election to Urban Local Body started on dull note in Srinagar and Ganderbal, only two districts going to polling, in first two hours on Saturday. According to election authorities, Srinagar recorded 0.4 per cent turnout and Ganderbal had 3.4 percent votes cast from 6 to 8 a.m. […]

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2 CRPF men injured in grenade attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama

2 CRPF men injured in grenade attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama

Basharat RashidPulwama: Two paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured in a rifle grenade attack on a CRPF camp on Monday night in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. Reports said that suspected militants hurled a rifle grenade towards camp of 183 battalion CRPF in Newa area of the district and followed it by firing. Two CRPF men, […]

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2 IAS, 3 KAS officers shifted

2 IAS, 3 KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: Two IAS and three KAS officers were shifted on Monday by the governor’s administration in the interest of administration. According o two separate orders, Dr. Raghav Langer, IAS (UD:2009), awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, is transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, J&K, relieving Satesh Razdan, Development […]

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India, Pak armies exchange fire on LoC in Poonch

India, Pak armies exchange fire on LoC in Poonch

Sohail PunjabiJammu: Armies of India and Pakistan on Monday evening exchanged ire along the Line of Control in Ponch district of Jammu. An army officer said “ceasefire violation” on LoC was made by Pakistan rangers at Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch. The officer said army responded the fire. Meanwhile, sources said exchange of fire was […]

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over 150 candidates in fray for last phase of ULB polls tomorrow

over 150 candidates in fray for last phase of ULB polls tomorrow

Srinagar: Over 150 candidates are in fray for the last phase of the 4-phased urban local bodies polls in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. The four-phase elections began on October 8 and will end tomorrow. In the first three phases polls, a majority of people stayed away from polling booths in Kashmir Valley for where the […]

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Harassment, intimidation of Kashmiri students unfortunate: NC

Harassment, intimidation of Kashmiri students unfortunate: NC

Asks Governor to ensure safety of students studying outside stateSrinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday expressed concern over the harassment of innocent Kashmir students studying in Aligarh Muslim University and other educational institutions in Punjab and other states. In a statement issued here , General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar sought strict action against […]

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Ensure no power woes to people during winters: Chief Secretary to PDD

Ensure no power woes to people during winters: Chief Secretary to PDD

Srinagar: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Tuesday directed the Power Development Department (PDD) to ensure that there is no power problem in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu during the winters. He said there are clear instructions from the Governor that the consumers shouldn’t be put to any inconvenience because of unscheduled power cuts during […]

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Prof Talat calls on Governor Satya Pal Malik

Prof Talat calls on Governor Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar: Prof Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir, called on Hon` Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University, at the Raj Bhawan here on Monday. During the meeting Prof Talat apprised the Governor about the academic activities and other matters pertaining to the University. During the discussion the Governor advised the Vice Chancellor […]

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Tral: 15-year-old militant’s family urges him to return

Tral: 15-year-old militant’s family urges him to return

Tral: Days after a picture of Faizan Majeed, 15, a resident of Naibugh, area of Tral in Pulwama, wielding a gun, went viral on social media, his mother has appealed him to return. Faizan’s mother, has taken ill, soon after her son, an 11th class student, joined a militant outfit, and is lying on bed, […]

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Pulwama student, businessmen suffer due internet ban

Pulwama student, businessmen suffer due internet ban

Mudasir MaqboolPulwama: The Internet services in south Kashmir’s Pulwama remained suspended on third consecutive days, severely affecting the students and business community in the south Kashmir district. Burhan Mir, a student from Pulwama, said internet suspension badly affects his studies especially when the exams are round the corner. Not only mobile internet, the authorities have […]

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Mandoora Tral demands bridge over local nallah

Mandoora Tral demands bridge over local nallah

Basharat RashidTral : The residents of Mandoora village in Tral area of Southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district are up in arms against the concerned authorities for failing to construct a bridge over local Nallah. Talking to INS, the locals said that wooden plank placed on the Nallah continues to pose a threat for people, particularly the […]

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TeH Tehsil president, former Mirwaiz South Kashmir booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail

TeH Tehsil president, former Mirwaiz South Kashmir booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail

Sameer AhmadAnantnag: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat’s tehsil president Anantnag Ashiq Hussain Narchoor and former Mirwaiz south Kashmir Qazi Yasir have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to jail in Jammu on Monday. Reports said Ashiq Hussain, who was arrested last month, was booked under PSA and shifted to Hira Nagar Jammu jail. Qazi Yasir, who […]

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JRL calls for strike in polls bound areas in last phase of ULB polls tomorrow

JRL calls for strike in polls bound areas in last phase of ULB polls tomorrow

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership have asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown on Tuesday in areas going to polls in last phase of “sham elections thrust on them by the authoritarian state.” “As in the previous three phases, People will again demonstrate their total rejection and disregard of this futile exercise by staying away […]

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SHRC Sub Office at Rajouri becomes functional, members to conduct sittings daily

SHRC Sub Office at Rajouri becomes functional, members to conduct sittings daily

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission organized an inaugural ceremony of its Sub Office at Talwal Rajouri on Monday. B.B.Vyas, Advisor to Governor J&K State was the Chief Guest, besides, Ab. Majid Bhat, Secretary, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, IGP Jammu, Mohd Aijaz Assad Dy.Commissisoner, Rajouri, SSP, Rajouri, President Bar Associations Jammu, Rajouri […]

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Kupwara limbs back to normalcy after 4 days, educational institutions remain closed

Kupwara limbs back to normalcy after 4 days, educational institutions remain closed

Srinagar: Life limped back to normal Kupwara in north Kashmir on Monday after four days of shutdown and restrictions following the killing of PhD scholar-turned-militant Mannan Bashir Wani and his associate on October 11. While all the shops and other commercial establishments opened this morning, all the schools and colleges in the district remained closed […]

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Protests in KU over Manan Wani’s killing, harassing of Kashmiri AMU students

Protests in KU over Manan Wani’s killing, harassing of Kashmiri AMU students

Srinagar: Students of Kashmir University on Monday staged a protest regarding the killing of a Manan Wani, the PhD scholar turned Hizb commander who was killed along with his associate at home district Kupwara in north Kashmir on Thursday last. Shouting pro-freedom and pro-Wani slogans, the students marched inside the varsity and also expressed solidarity […]

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Militants decamp with rifles of 2 cops guarding house of former SP in Chadoora Budgam

Militants decamp with rifles of 2 cops guarding house of former SP in Chadoora Budgam

Srinagar: Suspected militants on late Sunday evening decamped with two weapons along with magazines from the residence of a retired police officers in Gopalpora Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Reports said that the gunmen barged inside the retired Superintendent of Police (SP), Ghulam Mohammad Gurezi at Noorani colony in Gopalpora Chadoora and overpowered […]

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KU-HIAL sign MOU for promoting education, skill courses in Ladakh

KU-HIAL sign MOU for promoting education, skill courses in Ladakh

Srinagar: In an initiative which could go a long way in furthering higher education in the Ladakh region, the University of Kashmir and the Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together and coordinate in different areas of study including skill development. At a function in Leh […]

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J&K’s youth important stakeholders in peace process: Governor

J&K’s youth important stakeholders in peace process: Governor

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said that the most important stakeholders in the peace process is JK’s youth and it is essential to engage them regularly and effectively to give impetus to peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir. The Governor said this while speaking with the youth during an interactive session ‘Kashmir […]

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Construct Ram temple at Ayodhaya, convey special Parliament session: SAYWS

Construct Ram temple at Ayodhaya, convey special Parliament session: SAYWS

SOHAIL PUNJABIJammu: The leaders and representatives of Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Society (SAYWS) led by its National General Secretary Raju Chandel has asked NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call a special session of Parliament and pass a resolution for the “construction” of Ram Mandir at Ayodhaya. Addressing a presser at Press […]

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Mirwaiz questions sedition charges on 3 Kashmiri AMU students, asks GoI to stop ‘harassing’ Kashmiri students    

Mirwaiz questions sedition charges on 3 Kashmiri AMU students, asks GoI to stop ‘harassing’ Kashmiri students    

Srinagar: Questions slapping of sedition charges on three Kashmiri AMU students for offering prayers in absentia for Manan Wani, the PhD scholar turned militant commander who killed in Kupwara on Thursday last, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday asked government of India to stop ‘harassing’ Kashmiri students. “The crackdown on youth […]

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