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Several incident of stone pelting during polling in Srinagar constituency: Govt   

Srinagar: The government on Thursday said as the polling for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency was going on, several incidents of stone pelting on government forces and polling staffs were reported. During the election process, government forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants who had congregated at various places. However government forces while dealing with such […]

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14.1% Voting In Srinagar, 70.2% In Udhampur

14.1% Voting In Srinagar, 70.2% In Udhampur

Srinagar: Incident free voting marked second-phase of polling in Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary constituencies of J&K with a total voter turnout of 45.7% percent. Addressing media persons here at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shailendra Kumar said that the second-phase of polling was recorded violence free. He informed that Udhampur Parliamentary constituency […]

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Need to preserve treasure-trove of rare manuscripts, valuable artefacts: Advisor Ganai

Need to preserve treasure-trove of rare manuscripts, valuable artefacts: Advisor Ganai

Jammu: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today emphasized upon the need to preserve the treasure-trove of rare manuscripts and valuable artefacts as well raise public awareness about the rich cultural heritage of the State. He made these remarks during his visit to Dogra Art Museum here today on the occasion of World Heritage […]

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8 candidates file nominations for Ladakh PC

8 candidates file nominations for Ladakh PC

Leh:  According to Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa a total of 8 nominations have been filed for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat. On the last date of filing nominations today, 5 candidates that included Tsering Namgyal, Asgar Ali Karbalai, Sajjad Hussain, Kacho Mohammad Feroz and Asgar Ali, all Independents filed their papers taking the total to 8. […]

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7% Vote in Srinagar, 16.8 in Ganderbal, 21% in Budgam

7% Vote in Srinagar, 16.8 in Ganderbal, 21% in Budgam

Srinagar: The voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar, recording 7.0 percent, at the end 1700 hours. The other two districts, Budgam and Ganderbal, which along with this summer capital of the state constitute the Srinagar parliamentary constituency witnessed 21.0% and 16.8% polling respectively, according to the officials. The constituency is spread over fifteen assembly […]

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Secretariat employees asked to ensure biometric attendance ‘without fail’

Secretariat employees asked to ensure biometric attendance ‘without fail’

Srinagar: The government on Thursday asked all employees of civil secretariat to mark biometric attendance twice a day, at the time of entry and exit, without fail. “In order to ensure punctuality and attendance in Civil Secretariat, Biometric Attendance System has been mandated from time to time with the ultimate objective of better delivery of […]

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5.7% voting in Srinagar in first 8 hours

5.7% voting in Srinagar in first 8 hours

Srinagar: At the end of eight hours of polling on Thursday, the voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar, recording 5.7 percent. The other two districts, Budgam and Ganderbal, which along with this summer capital of the state constitute the Srinagar parliamentary constituency witnessed 17.1% and 14.4% polling respectively, according to the officials. The constituency […]

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4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials

4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials

Srinagar: The voter turnout crossed double digit number in Budgam and Ganderbal but remained abysmally low in Srinagar after six hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters  eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have […]

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Omar-Mehbooba ‘Pam Pam’ on tweeter over allying with BJP

Ready to debate my 3 years with Vajpayee Vs Mehbboba’s 4 years with Modi: Omar Srinagar: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday reacted sharply to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s comments on allying with NDA, saying he was ready to debate his three years with late Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government verses her four […]

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2.3% vote in Srinagar, 6.5% in Ganderbal, 6.4% in Budgam in first 4 hours of polling

2.3% vote in Srinagar, 6.5% in Ganderbal, 6.4% in Budgam in first 4 hours of polling

Srinagar: The voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar parliamentary constituency in first four hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters  eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have been set up in the constituency. […]

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0.9% voting in Srinagar, less than 2% in Ganderbal, Budgam

0.9% voting in Srinagar, less than 2% in Ganderbal, Budgam

Srinagar: Srinagar district recorded lowest 0.9% voting while as it remained below two percent in other two central Kashmir districts in first two hours for the parliamentary seat on Thursday. According to election officials, while Srinagar recorded a low of 0.9%, Ganderbal witnessed 1.2% and Budgam 1.6 % voting.   Poll %age of 2nd phase–First […]

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Internet clampdown, strike in Kashmir parts on Phase-II voting

Internet clampdown, strike in Kashmir parts on Phase-II voting

Srinagar: Authorities have suspended the mobile internet service in central and south Kashmir districts in wake of phase-II of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday. Also a complete shutdown is being observed across central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal on the call by Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgam of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF. All […]

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CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack at Tral      

CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack at Tral      

  Basharat Rashid Pulwama: One CRPF personnel was injured after suspected militants’ lobbed grenade towards the paramilitary camp in Nowdal area of south Kashmir’s Tral sub district on Wednesday evening, sources said. They said that UBGL was hurled at 180 battalion CRPF camp in Nowdal village, resulting in injuries to one personnel. The CRPF personnel […]

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Srinagar LS seat goes to polls amid ‘elaborate arrangements’ tomorrow

Srinagar LS seat goes to polls amid ‘elaborate arrangements’ tomorrow

Srinagar: The Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency is going to polls under second phase of polling on tomorrow and the authorities said to have put in place “elaborate arrangements”. The multilayered arrangements including flying squads, micro-observers and videographers besides zonal and sector magistrates have been deployed to ensure fair, free and transparent polling. District Election Officer, Dr […]

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Kashmir lawyers body express concern over ‘deteriorating’ conditions of central jail prisoners

Kashmir lawyers body express concern over ‘deteriorating’ conditions of central jail prisoners

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating condition of prisoners lodged in Central Jail here. The lawyers said the inmates had gone on hunger strike for not allowing them to meet their kith and kin, who wanted to meet them but were not permitted to do so and […]

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Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers of former HOD of law school Kashmir University

Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers of former HOD of law school Kashmir University

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led funeral prayers of prominent legal luminary and the former head of Law Department of Kashmir University, Professor Muhammad Akram Mir, a resident of Tajdar Colony Zakoora, Srinagar. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz while recalling the contribution of Prof Akram said that the departed soul was […]

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Governor awards Rajya Puraskars to Bharat Scouts and Guides

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G), presented ‘Rajya Puraskars’ to 330 Scouts and Guides at an Award Presentation Ceremony held here today. 4 teachers who did advance training were also awarded certificates and badges. Governor and Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Sh. Umang Narula, […]

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SDM Dooru, staff beating: Police files FIR against army for ‘wrongful restraint’, ‘voluntarily causing hurt’

SDM Dooru, staff beating: Police files FIR against army for ‘wrongful restraint’, ‘voluntarily causing hurt’

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday filed a case against army for “wrongful restraint” and “voluntarily causing hurt” for Tuesday’s incident involving “dragging by collar, kicking and abusing” of Sub District Magistrate(SDM) Dooru and other employees, working in his office, at Dalwach Crossing in Qazigund area on Srinagar-Jammu highway. A police officer said that the FIR (61/2019) […]

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Rains to continue today, weather to improve from tomorrow afternoon: MeT

Rains to continue today, weather to improve from tomorrow afternoon: MeT

Srinagar: Widespread rain in plains and snow on upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir will continue on Wednesday and weather will improve from tomorrow afternoon, a meteorological department official said. He said that Ladakh region will have very light rain and snow at few places. He said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.8 […]

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Routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted tomorrow: DC Srinagar

Routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted tomorrow: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar on Tuesday said that in view of the poll arrangements, the routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said that the educational institutes which will remain closed have been informed individually. He said that all other […]

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Two more nominations filed for Ladakh PC

Two more nominations filed for Ladakh PC

Leh: Two candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tsering Namgyal and Dorji Angchuk today filed their nomination papers for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat before the Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa. From Indian National Congress (INC) Rigzin Spalbar filed his nomination as the candidate for Ladakh Parliamentary seat yesterday. The last day for filing of nomination papers for […]

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Govt impresses upon employees to desist from associating with unlawful associations

Jammu: The Government today impressed upon all the employees to desist from associating, directly or indirectly, with unlawful associations in any manner and has advised them to desist themselves forthwith. An circular issued in this regards here today by the General Administration Department has impressed upon all the Administrative Secretaries, heads of the Departments, Managing […]

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Governor reviews functioning of various departments

Governor reviews functioning of various departments

Directed PHE, PDD to facilitate adequate electric, water supply to consumers Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviewed the functioning of the Government Departments in a high level meeting held at the Civil Secretariat Jammu. Khurshid A. Ganai, Kewal Krishan Sharma and K Skandan- Advisors to the Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Principal Secretary […]

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SHRC asks DC Bandipora can mentally sick person be booked under PSA, lodged in jail

SHRC asks DC Bandipora can mentally sick person be booked under PSA, lodged in jail

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday asked government to explain whether a mentally sick person can be detained under Public Safety Act and can be lodged in jail. Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki, Chairperson of the Commission, has passed the orders while hearing a case titled Nazir Ahmad Malla son of Late Abdul Rehman […]

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5 members of family injured in gas cylinder blast in Soura

Srinagar: Five members of a family were injured after a cooking gas cylinder reportedly exploded in Soura area of this the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Reports said blast took place inside residential house of one Farooq Ahmad Mir at Anchar Soura and five members of a family were injured who were […]

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LS polls: Cong candidate files first nomination for Ladakh seat

LS polls: Cong candidate files first nomination for Ladakh seat

Leh: First nomination was filed today for Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency, which is going to polls on May 6, 2019. The nomination was filed by Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Rigzin Spalbar. The last date for filing of nomination papers for Ladakh Parliamentary constituency is April 18, 2019 up to 3:00 PM.

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‘Escalating’ Indo-Pak tensions matter of serious concern: Hurriyat Conference (M)

‘Escalating’ Indo-Pak tensions matter of serious concern: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the “escalating tensions” between the armies of India and Pakistan especially in Poonch and Rajouri sector, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday said that every time there is exchange of firing on the LoC, people on the both sides of fence become the primary target and bear the brunt. The Hurriyat […]

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Weatherman forecasts moderate rains in Valley from tomorrow till April 18

Weatherman forecasts moderate rains in Valley from tomorrow till April 18

Srinagar: Weatherman on Monday forecast moderate to rather heavy rain and thunderstorms over the state of Jammu and Kashmir from tomorrow to April 18. A meteorological department official said there was possibility of snow on upper reaches of the state during the time. He said that Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded […]

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J&K Govt Relieves Raj Kumar Goyal To Join As Addl Secy, Financial Advisor MEA

J&K Govt Relieves Raj Kumar Goyal To Join As Addl Secy, Financial Advisor MEA

Srinagar: The state government on Monday relieved Raj Kumar Goyal (IAS) for his appointment as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. According to an order issued here, the 1990-IAS officer of J&K cadre was relieved today to join his new place of posting.

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Dwivedi assigned charge of Com Secy Info, 3 other officers also assigned additional charge

Dwivedi assigned charge of Com Secy Info, 3 other officers also assigned additional charge

Srinagar: The state government on Monday assigned charge of different posts to three IAS and a KAS officer in the interest of administration. According to an order issued here, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi (IAS), Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, has been asked hold the charge of Commissioner Secretary to the […]

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LS Polls: Only 10 school premises requisitioned in Srinagar, says Deputy Commissioner  

LS Polls: Only 10 school premises requisitioned in Srinagar, says Deputy Commissioner  

Srinagar: Only ten schools in Srinagar have been requisitioned for election purposes, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar said on Sunday, setting to rest rumours regarding the closure of all the schools for four days till Thursday when election to Lok Sabha constituency is being held. “There is no closure of Schools. Premises of only 10 institutions (have […]

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As govt fails to reconstruct bridge washed away by floods, Rathsuna Tral use poplar tree to cross Nallah

As govt fails to reconstruct bridge washed away by floods, Rathsuna Tral use poplar tree to cross Nallah

Basharat Rashid Tral: As government failed to re-construct a bridge washed away by floods several years back, the residents of Rathsuna village in Tral are using poplar tree to cross the local ‘nallah’. The locals told INS that they have been requesting the administration for years to construct a bridge “but no concrete steps are […]

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Bar terms beating 2 boys by army for not voting as ‘barbaric’, demands investigation with ‘promptitude’

Bar terms beating 2 boys by army for not voting as ‘barbaric’, demands investigation with ‘promptitude’

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Sunday condemned the thrashing of two boys by 32 RR at Laiser, Rafiabad, Baramulla and damaging the car, in which both of them were travelling only because they had not cast their vote on April 11 when polling was held for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency. The lawyers’ body termed […]

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Strategy & Tactics Executives hosts conclave of female poets, authors, scholars

Strategy & Tactics Executives hosts conclave of female poets, authors, scholars

Srinagar: A conclave of female poets, authors and PhD. scholars of the Valley was held here on Sunday. The conclave was hosted by Strategy & Tactics Executives. The programme was held at “The chocolate cafe” @chocolate_cafe_grill , Karan Nagar Srinagar in which eminent gathering of both budding and experienced artists were present. Among the guests […]

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Srinagar-Sonamarg road re-opens tomorrow

Srinagar-Sonamarg road re-opens tomorrow

Ganderbal: The office of Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal has informed the general public that the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) road shall be opened for vehicular traffic from April 15. According to the office, the movement of traffic on this road shall be regulated as per the instructions of the transport and traffic department under strict preventive measures. The […]

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Barring Kupwara, night temperatures remain above normal in Kashmir

Barring Kupwara, night temperatures remain above normal in Kashmir

Srinagar: Amid rains in most parts of Kashmir, the night temperature hovered above normal in most of the places in Valley, weatherman said on Sunday. An official of the local meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 10.6 degrees Celsius last night against 7.6 degrees Celsius normal for this time of […]

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Internet restored in Srinagar

Internet restored in Srinagar

Srinagar: Internet services in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital were restored after several hours of its snapping on Sunday morning. Official sources said that the internet services were suspended amid intelligence inputs about the possibility of the militant attack on strategic highway on which civilian movement will be barred today as per the government’s directive […]

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Timely action prevents damage to revered shrine in Tral, locals stage protest

Timely action prevents damage to revered shrine in Tral, locals stage protest

Basharat Rasheed Tral: Fire broke out in the Khanqah-e-Faiz Panah in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday evening but timely action by locals and fire and emergency department prevented any damage to the revered shrine. Reports said that as soon as the fire, the cause of which is being verified, was spotted, […]

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Suicide by girl after ‘rape by father’: MMU terms it ‘shameful, highly unfortunate’

Suicide by girl after ‘rape by father’: MMU terms it ‘shameful, highly unfortunate’

Srinagar: Mutahida Majlise Ulema (MMU) on Saturday termed “shameful and shocking” incident involving committing of suicide by girl after allegedly raped by father at Bandipora district of north Kashmir. “The incident reflects the moral degradation in sections of society which is highly unfortunate,” MMU said in a statement and underlined it’s the responsibility of one […]

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Mughal Gardens thrown open for public

Mughal Gardens thrown open for public

Srinagar: The Department of Floriculture on Saturday opened Mughal Gardens of Kashmir valley to the public. Director Floriculture, Dr Abdul Hafiz Shah during a function organised by the Department at Shalimar garden said that they are expecting a good number of tourists both national and local will visit the Mughal gardens. The Director said that […]

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ECI prohibits displaying of any biopic, publicity material during MCC

ECI prohibits displaying of any biopic, publicity material during MCC

Jammu: The Election Commission of India has ordered prohibiting display in electronic media including cinematography of any biopic or publicity material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any political entity or any individual entity connected to it. In a detailed order issued by the ECI on 10th April, 2019 highlights “that any […]

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Exam for Range Officer post as per schedule: JKPSC

Exam for Range Officer post as per schedule: JKPSC

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Public service Commission (JKPSC) today refuted news reports carried by a section of newspapers that the High Court has debarred it from conducting scheduled exams. A press statement of JKPSC said that the General Knowledge paper of Range Officer Grade-I (Forest) post scheduled to be held on 14th of April 2019 […]

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More than 1500 GVEI students participate in ‘run for fun’

More than 1500 GVEI students participate in ‘run for fun’

Srinagar: Green Valley Educational Institute on Saturday organized the Annual CC Run “Run for Fun” for its students. It was flagged off by G.N. Var, President Private School Association, J&K at Sir Syed Gate, KU (Girls) and Nigeen Park (Boys). The run was concluded at Naseem Bagh Park for the U/14 students and at Duck […]

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Amid overnight rains, night temperature hovers above normal in Valley

Amid overnight rains, night temperature hovers above normal in Valley

Srinagar: Rains lashed most parts of Kashmir overnight even as mercury hovered above normal across Valley including at Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 11.7 degrees Celsius last night against 7.6 degrees Celsius normal for this time of the season. The summer capital […]

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Two militants, believed to be Hizb affiliates, killed in brief Shopian gunfight

Two militants, believed to be Hizb affiliates, killed in brief Shopian gunfight

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: Two militants, believed to be Hizb-ul-Mujahideen affiliates, were killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in this South Kashmir district on Saturday. The encounter broke out in an orchard at Gahand village of the district early today morning and ensued when a joint team of army’s 34RR, CRPF and J&K police […]

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Central Jail incident: ‘Inmates Attribute Blaze To Teargas Shells’

Central Jail incident: ‘Inmates Attribute Blaze To Teargas Shells’

Srinagar: After last week’s incident at central jail Srinagar, the inmates are not allowed to meet any of the visitors or relatives and have also not being provided any newspaper or access to any media like TV or Radio, Kashmir High Court Bar Association said on Friday, days after its five-member team visited the prison. […]

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DGP awards Rs 10000 award to CRPF ASI for foiling weapon snatching bid at Warpora

DGP awards Rs 10000 award to CRPF ASI for foiling weapon snatching bid at Warpora

Jammu: Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh on Friday sanctioned reward of Rs 10000 for an ASI of CRPF for foiling weapon snatching bid at Warpora even as compliments police, other forces for coordinated efforts in conducting polls 1st phase of parliamentary elections in the state. He has sanctioned welfare relief for the police […]

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DM Srinagar orders undertaking accessibility audit of schools

Srinagar: District Magistrate Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Friday issued an order directing ten errant schools notified as polling stations in the district to immediately allow construction of ramps at their premises as part of the ECI-mandated Assured Minimum Facilities at polling stations. The order states the setting up of ramps for Persons with Disabilities […]

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Chief Secretary reviews Darbar Move arrangements

Chief Secretary reviews Darbar Move arrangements

Jammu: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam Friday chaired a high-level meeting here to take a review of the arrangements on the eve of move of offices from Jammu to Srinagar for the summer season-2019. As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the offices observing 5-day week shall close at Jammu on 26th […]

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Thousands attend Hazratbal on Friday following Mehraj-ul-Alam

Thousands attend Hazratbal on Friday following Mehraj-ul-Alam

Srinagar: Thousands of devotees from across Kashmir Valley visited Hazratbal on Friday following Mehraj-ul-Alam (SAW). Reports said that people from across the Valley converged at the revered shrine on the banks of Dal Lake on Fajr (morning) and Zuhr (afternoon). However, the largest gathering was witnessed during congregational Zuhr prayers. The holy relic was displayed […]

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