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New concepts in Higher Education on anvil: Advisor Ganai

New concepts in Higher Education on anvil: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today chaired a meeting to discuss introduction of new concepts in Higher Education sector for improving quality of education so as to make students competitive at the cutting edge level. The new concepts include introduction of Student Exchange Policy, setting up of career counselling centres and […]

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Amit Shah’s Visit: Traffic advisory issued in Srinagar

Amit Shah’s Visit: Traffic advisory issued in Srinagar

Srinagar: Traffic Police Srinagar city Tuesday issued a traffic advisory for motorists in view of the visit of VVIP to SKICC on 26th and 27th of June 2019. According to the advisory, no Motorist shall be allowed to ply towards Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan and adjacent areas via. Badyari Chowk and Gupkar. Similarly no traffic shall […]

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Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar

Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration Tuesday launched a city-wide crackdown on illegal sale of cigarettes among other tobacco products holding simultaneous inspections of markets in various areas. The inspections were held in the wake of growing concerns about increasing prevalence of substance abuse in Srinagar and to verify adherence to the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products […]

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409 references of Anti-Corruption Bureau referred to DC pending disposal: CVC told

Srinagar: The Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P L Gupta today held a meeting to review the status of cases pending with the District Vigilance Officers of Kashmir Division. Vigilance Commissioners Gazzanfer Hussain and Hilal Ahmad Parray and Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau Anand Jain participated in the meeting. The CVC expressed his anguish at delay in […]

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KEG condemns Qadri’s arrest, regrets declaring him ‘proclaimed offender in books’

KEG condemns Qadri’s arrest, regrets declaring him ‘proclaimed offender in books’

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has condemned a shocking raid on the residence of its senior member, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, editor Afaaq, a daily newspaper, in which he was arrested Monday night. Qadri, 62, a known hypertensive, has spent more than 35 years in public life. The police invoked a 1990 case registered against eight […]

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Need to exploit talent of Kashmiri youth in ‘better way’: Mirwaiz

Need to exploit talent of Kashmiri youth in ‘better way’: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Terming the quality education as the major tool for the development and upliftment of nations, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on urged the people of Kashmir to invest their resources on their children so that a better tomorrow is built. “No nation in the world can progress and development unless it makes […]

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KU inks MoU with University of Sydney, Australia

KU inks MoU with University of Sydney, Australia

Srinagar, June 25: Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS), University of Kashmir and School of Philosophical and Historical Enquiry (SOPHE), University of Sydney, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate a new joint collaborative research project (Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy in Kashmir) and enhance higher education learning initiatives between the two Universities. The […]

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Yasin Malik’s health deteriorating in Tihar Jail: JKLF

Yasin Malik’s health deteriorating in Tihar Jail: JKLF

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Tuesday said that the health condition of its chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was deteriorating in Tihar Jail, New Delhi. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of JKLF said Yasin Malik is suffering from an acute infection in one of eye from the last two weeks. He condemned […]

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Kashmir Lawyers’ Body Supports Demand For Int’l Probe Into Ex-Egypt President Morsi’s ‘Custodial Death’

Kashmir Lawyers’ Body Supports Demand For Int’l Probe Into Ex-Egypt President Morsi’s ‘Custodial Death’

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday endorsed the demand by International Lawyers Association and United Nations Human Rights Council, headquartered at Geneva, for conducting an international probe in the circumstances that led to the death of Late President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt in a court room. “In an Executive Committee meeting held here […]

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DG IMD meets Governor ahead of Yatra

DG IMD meets Governor ahead of Yatra

Srinagar: Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Ramesh briefed Governor about the present weather forecasting set up in the State and its usefulness for issuing timely weather advisories to people and pilgrims of Shri Amarnathji Yatra during the duration of the […]

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DG prisons asks SP to improve facilities in Central Jail Kotbhalwal  

Jammu: Director General Police (Prisons) V.K. Singh Monday visited Central Jail Jammu and Kotbhalwal besides District Jail Amphalla to review the security arrangements and assess the services and reformatory programmes running in the jails. Senior Superintendent Central Jail Jammu, Kotbhalwal, Dinesh Sharma, Superintendent District Jail Jammu, Saleem Ahmad Beig, Medical Officers and other concerned were […]

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Police arrests 4 persons for damaging CCTVs in Old City

Police arrests 4 persons for damaging CCTVs in Old City

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that it arrested four persons who were involved in damaging CCTVs at Old City Rainawari Chowk here. “A group of miscreants who had caused extensive damage to the CCTV cameras installed at Rainawari chowk and had inflicted grievous injuries to Police officer were arrested. The group was also involved in […]

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Highway toll tax exempted during Amarnath Yatra: Div Com

Highway toll tax exempted during Amarnath Yatra: Div Com

Srinagar: In order to ensure free movement of Amarnath Yatra vehicles on the National Highway, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued directions to all concerned officers that the toll tax which is collected at Chachikoot Toll Plaza, shall be exempted for all kinds of vehicles during the Yatra period (from July 01 […]

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Kashmir sees cooler nights ; MeT forecasts ‘occasional’ thunderstorm, shorter-duration showers for 1 week

Kashmir sees cooler nights ; MeT forecasts ‘occasional’ thunderstorm, shorter-duration showers for 1 week

Srinagar: Most of the places including this summer capital of the state in Kashmir witnessed below normal night temperature even as weatherman forecast occasional thunderstorm and shorter duration showers in next one week in the Valley. According to a meteorological department official, temperature in Srinagar last night recorded at 15.8 degrees Celsius, 0.2 degrees Celsius […]

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International university for J&K’s office inaugurated

International university for J&K’s office inaugurated

Srinagar: The office of the project- Uni4Kashmir was inaugurated on Sunday, in Karan Nagar, Srinagar. The inauguration was done by the famous poet Zareef Ahmad Zareef, in presence of Prof. GM Tibetbaqal (Former Principal Islamia College, Dean Social Sciences, Cluster University of Kashmir), Prof. Shabir Bhat (Director-UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir), Syed Shakeel Qalander (Industrialist), Syed […]

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3 among 4 slain in Shopian gunfight had joined militant ranks recently: Police

3 among 4 slain in Shopian gunfight had joined militant ranks recently: Police

Srinagar: Three of the four militants killed in an encounter with government forces in Shopian district on Sunday had joined militant ranks recently and were recruited by one who was the fourth among the dead, police said. A police spokesman identified slain as as Rafi Hassan Mir of Kralchak Shopian, Suhail Ahmad Bhat of Batmuran […]

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Head priest Hazratbal shrine Ghulam Hassan Banday passes away, Ganie grieved

Head priest Hazratbal shrine Ghulam Hassan Banday passes away, Ganie grieved

Srinagar: Head priest of Dargah Hazratbal shrine, Ghulam Hassan Banday passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. Ghulam Hassan Banday, son of late Nizam-ud-din Banday was one of the custodians of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alahi Wasalam) at Dargah Hazratbal shrine. Banday displayed holy relic on many important occasions at the […]

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Kulgam youth falls from train near Awantipora, dies

Kulgam youth falls from train near Awantipora, dies

Awantipora: A youth died after he fell down from a running train in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday. Reports said that a youth identified as Aaqib Ahmad Shah son of Abdul Salam Shah, a resident of Kelan Kulgam, was grievously injured after he fell down from a running train at Gulzarpora […]

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Five killed, as many injured in Rajouri accident

Five killed, as many injured in Rajouri accident

Rajouri: Five persons were killed and as many others were injured after a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident in Rajouri district on Sunday. Reports said that a temo traveler (JK02AU-8910) skidded off the road near Kewal Budhal, resulting in injuries to ten persons who were taken to SDH Kandi where three […]

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Serene weather makes JK a dream golf destination: Advisor Ganai

Serene weather makes JK a dream golf destination: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: Describing J&K as an ideal golf destination which is taken a notch higher by its serene weather, Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sunday advised the Tourism Department to make golf resorts revenue generating assets in the State. He also advised J&K Golf Development & Management Authority (JKGDMA) to organize national-level tournaments […]

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J&K RTI Foundation welcomes appointment of APIO’s/PIO’s/FAA’s by J&K Bank

J&K RTI Foundation welcomes appointment of APIO’s/PIO’s/FAA’s by J&K Bank

Srinagar: J&K RTI Foundation on Sunday welcomed the appointment of APIO’s/PIO’s/FAA’s and suo-moto disclosure of information by Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited which was brought under RTI on June 17. Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Foundation, Er. Irfan Banka, while congratulating and welcoming the J&K Bank’s move said: “Section 4 of J&K […]

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PSAJK expresses concern on ‘ambiguous’ New Education Policy 2016

PSAJK expresses concern on ‘ambiguous’ New Education Policy 2016

Srinagar, June 22: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has expressed concern on the New Education Policy (NEP) 2016 released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) recently in the public domain. The Association said that the new policy is “bereft of logic” at various places and its implementation in toto […]

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Installed jio tower non-functional in Panner Tral

Installed jio tower non-functional in Panner Tral

Basharat Rashid Tral: The people of Panner Jageer village in South Kashmir’s Tral have expressed resentment against the non-functioning of Jio telecom mobile tower in the area. A group of residents said that they are facing inconveniences in absence of mobile network connectivity in the area from a “long time now”. They blame Jio Telecom […]

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Damaged in 2014 floods, Awantipora school reconstructed with latest technology

Damaged in 2014 floods, Awantipora school reconstructed with latest technology

BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora: Government school in Awantipora has been reconstructed with advanced technology by the authorities after it was totally damaged in 2014 floods. Constructed at an amount of around Rs 50 lakhs along with a bathroom and other structures, the primary school situated in Larkipora village of Awantipora was totally damaged in deluge and […]

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Shopian encounter ends, 4 militants killed: Police

Shopian encounter ends, 4 militants killed: Police

Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday, police said. “On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched at Panzar area in District Shopian, by Police and government forces,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued here. During searches, the […]

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Fresh rains lash Kashmir, MeT forecast ‘erratic weather in next 3 days; ‘monsoon likely to be delayed by 1 week’

Fresh rains lash Kashmir, MeT forecast ‘erratic weather in next 3 days; ‘monsoon likely to be delayed by 1 week’

Srinagar: Fresh rains lashed most parts of Kashmir Valley on Sunday even as the local meteorological department forecast “erratic weather” for next three days. Director of the meteorological Sonam Lotus said that it’s currently raining in Kupwara, Baramulla, Sopore, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Ganderbal and at few places of south Kashmir while weather is mainly clear in […]

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2 militants killed in another predawn encounter in Shopian; internet snapped

2 militants killed in another predawn encounter in Shopian; internet snapped

Srinagar: Two militants whose identity and group affiliation was not revealed so far by police were killed a gunfight with government forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian District on Sunday. A police officer said that a cordon-and-search-operation was launched prior to the crack of dawn amid intelligence inputs about the presence of militants at Daramdora area […]

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DG Prisons urges staff to play role in reformation of inmates

Baramulla: Director General Police (Prisons) V.K. Singh on Saturday visited District Jail Baramulla and Kupwara to review the security arrangements and evaluate the reformatory programmes running in the jails. He was accompanied by Mohammad Suleman Choudhary- DIG NKR Baramulla, Abdul Qayoom- SSP Baramulla, Ifroz Ahmed Mir, Addtional SP Kupwara, Yasser Parrey, DySP Hqrs Kupwara, and […]

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Div Com Kashmir assures farmers of complete help

Div Com Kashmir assures farmers of complete help

Srinagar: Acting on the directions of  Governor, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the assessment of lost of crop due to recent hailstorm in Pulwama, Shopian, Ganderbal and other areas of the valley has been started and will be completed shortly. The Divisional Commissioner assured the farmers that compensation in their favour […]

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Information, entertainment basic requirement of life: Union Minister

Information, entertainment basic requirement of life: Union Minister

Srinagar: Praksh Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Saturday said Information and Entertainment have become the basic requirement in day to day life and free DTH set top boxes will prove to be vital in meeting the aspirations of the people especially those living in border areas. Speaking […]

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Governor discusses Kashmir situation with visiting Union Ministers  

Governor discusses Kashmir situation with visiting Union Ministers  

Srinagar: Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. Union Ministers and Governor discussed various important issues, including the prevailing law and order situation in the state, strengthening the […]

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Justice Magray visits Baramullah, stresses on speedy disposal of pending cases

Justice Magray visits Baramullah, stresses on speedy disposal of pending cases

Baramulla: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray who is also Administrative Judge/Portfolio Judge for District Baramulla on Saturday paid a visit to the court complex Sopore where he took stock of court functioning and other infrastructural facilities available in the court. During the visit, Justice Magray took a comprehensive review of various facilities for litigating public and […]

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Temperatures are far below in Kashmir now; Hurriyat leaders who once shut door to Paswan are now ready for talks: Governor

Temperatures are far below in Kashmir now; Hurriyat leaders who once shut door to Paswan are now ready for talks: Governor

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday  said that the “temperatures are far below” in Kashmir from the time he took over the reins of the state, saying that the Hurriyat Conference leaders who once shut doors to present day cabinet minister Ram Villas Paswan are now “ready for talks.” “I feel happy that temperature […]

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Govt orders prosecution against 2 persons arrested with ‘fake currency’ in 2015

Govt orders prosecution against 2 persons arrested with ‘fake currency’ in 2015

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered prosecution against two persons allegedly arrested with fake currency in 2015. According to a government order, on 10 July 2015, a Police Party of SOG was conducting patrolling duty Bus Stand Jammu and on reaching at K.C Chowk, BC Road, they found two unknown persons carrying a […]

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Governor chairs Unified Headquarters meeting

Governor chairs Unified Headquarters meeting

Srinagar, June 21: Governor Satya Pal Malik chaired the Unified Headquarters meeting in Srinagar to review the overall security situation in the State. The meeting comprised top brass of the army, police, paramilitary, state and central intelligence agencies. The meeting was attended by Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; […]

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Rain, hailstorm lash swathe of south Kashmir, devastate apple, other crop

Rain, hailstorm lash swathe of south Kashmir, devastate apple, other crop

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama: Rain and hail storms lashed a swathe of the Pulwama on Friday, devastating apple and other crops. Reports said that a fierce storm battered the south Kashmir district with hail, decimating orchards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear. Reports reaching INS said hailstorm battered Rajpora, Lassipora, Murran, Rahmoo […]

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Drugs distributed openly, law enforcing agencies must take urgent measures: Mirwaiz

Drugs distributed openly, law enforcing agencies must take urgent measures: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Terming the growing drug and liquor abuse in Kashmir as a cause of great worry and concern, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that members from cross section of society have been informing him as well as a large number of letters he is receiving, suggesting the menace of drug addiction is […]

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Crime Branch files case against 10 online fraudsters for duping man of Rs 23,05588

Crime Branch files case against 10 online fraudsters for duping man of Rs 23,05588

Srinagar: Crime Branch (CB) Kashmir registered a case registered against 10 fraudsters who under the pretext of being the employees of an online shopping company for committing fraud. According to a statement issued here by the Crime Branch, the office initiated a preliminary enquiry on the written complaint received from one person, which revealed that […]

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SAC approves Training Policy for KAS officers 

SAC approves Training Policy for KAS officers 

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the Training Policy for the officers of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. The Government had set up a Committee to devise a Comprehensive Training Policy for the officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service on the […]

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Army commander chairs key security review meeting

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday chaired a “key security review meeting” here. The army commander arrived in Srinagar today on a two day visit to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir Valley. According to a spokesman of army, the army commander chaired a key security review meeting […]

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24×7 Power Supply: SAC awards Rs 173 Cr SCADA, DMS to M/S G.E T&D India Ltd  

24×7 Power Supply: SAC awards Rs 173 Cr SCADA, DMS to M/S G.E T&D India Ltd  

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the award of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management System (DMS) under R-APDRP Scheme for Jammu and Srinagar cities to M/S G.E T&D India Limited at a cost of Rs.173 crore The […]

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JAKFED to be wound up next month

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the winding up of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by August 2019. The process of winding up of the Federation will be concluded by the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, J&K in terms of […]

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SAC approves termination of EPC, PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP Project to be re-tendered

SAC approves termination of EPC, PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP Project to be re-tendered

SRINAGAR, JUNE 20: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the termination of the EPC & PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP, updation of the DPR and retendering of the balance works of the Project under EPC mode. The 48 […]

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Advisor Sharma visits ‘Transport Nagar’ Parimpora

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor K K Sharma today visited Transport Nagar Parimpora to take stock of the developmental needs and facilities to be provided to the transporters. Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Dheeraj Gupta, Vice Chairman SDA Sajad Hussain Ganaie and other senior officers were accompanying the Advisor. The Advisor enquired about collection of […]

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Illicit timber worth lakhs of rupees seized by police in Sopore

Illicit timber worth lakhs of rupees seized by police in Sopore

Srinagar: Police on Thursday seized illicit timber including deodar worth lakhs of rupees from Ladoora area of the Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. “Acting on specific information, a police team headed by SDPO Rafiabad Nissar Ahmad along with Range Officer concerned seized huge quantity of timber and deodar worth lakhs of rupees […]

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Police files charge sheet against militant held with grenade last year in Ganderbal

Police files charge sheet against militant held with grenade last year in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Police on Thursday submitted charge-sheet against a militant arrested last year during a check point at Chinner Kangan in central Ganderbal district. A police spokesman said that a case (FIR No. 81/2018) was registered in connection with the arrest of militant Zubair Shabir Bhat son of Shabir Ahmad Bhat of Malpora Qazigund during a […]

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Mirwaiz pays tributes to Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 25th anniversary

Mirwaiz pays tributes to Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 25th anniversary

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday paid rich tributes to prominent Islamic scholar Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 25th martyrdom anniversary, stating that the contribution of Qazi Nisar Ahmad on religious and social fronts can never be forgotten. Praying Allah to grant Qazi Nisar Ahmad highest standards in Jannah, Mirwaiz said during […]

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Farooq Abdullah calls for examining ‘one nation, one poll’ idea

Farooq Abdullah calls for examining ‘one nation, one poll’ idea

New Delhi: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday called for thorough examination of the ‘one nation, one poll’ proposal, saying the idea was good provided it doesn’t undermine the federal structure of India. “Consensus on this important issue is imperative and all the political parties must examine the issue threadbare”, Dr Farooq Abdullah […]

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Justice Rabstan directs speedy disposal of pending cases

Justice Rabstan directs speedy disposal of pending cases

Leh: Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge High Court of J&K (Administrative Judge of Leh) in his ongoing visit to Leh division today conducted an inspection of the Court of Principal District & Sessions Judge, Leh and Court of Sub-Judge/Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh. Justice Rabstan directed the Judicial Officers for speedy disposal of the old pending cases. […]

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Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, Justice Rashid Ali Dar visit Budgam

BUDGAM: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray (Chairman Building & Infrastructure Committee High Court of J&K) and Justice Rashid Ali Dar (Member Building & Infrastructure Committee High Court of J&K today visited district Budgam for spot inspection of under construction infrastructure /acquisition of land/repairs and renovation of courts as per the National Module. They visited Munsiff Court […]

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