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Govt forces launch CASO in Pulwama village

Govt forces launch CASO in Pulwama village

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A Cordon and Search Operation was launched by joint team of government forces in Drabugam village of Pulwama on Monday, official sources said. The CASO by army’s 44 RR, Special operation group of J&K police and CRPF was launched on the basis specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, […]

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Governor express grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

Governor express grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the untimely demise of Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa. Paying tribute to Parrikar, Governor described him as a widely respected public figure and an able administrator whose service to the country will always be remembered. Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul and […]

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Why outrage over Pulwama attack and not on Maoist violence, asks Farooq

Why outrage over Pulwama attack and not on Maoist violence, asks Farooq

Jammu: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday questioned “selective outrange” over Pulwama attack killings and not over the Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere. Farooq also blamed BJP for creating “fear psychosis” across the country by crying hoarse over the nation being in danger. “India is not in danger; it is the BJP which […]

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Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Dies

Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Dies

Monitoring Desk Srinagar: Former defence minister and the Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar died in Goa on Sunday after a long illness. He was 63. Since February 2018, Parrikar had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York after he was diagnosed with a pancreatic condition. The three-time Chief […]

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Minor boy dies in fire incident in Uri

Minor boy dies in fire incident in Uri

Srinagar: A minor boy was killed in a fire incident in Parenpilla Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Sunday. “Fire broke out in the residential house of Maqbool Ahmad son of Mohammad Iqbal Mirza resident of Parenpilla Uri, resulting in complete damage to the house,” a police spokesman said, adding, “A minor […]

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Our alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake: PDP chief

Our alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake: PDP chief

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said those supporting Peoples Democratic Party are real ‘Mujahids’ who have fought for the people of Valley and her party’s alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake. “Our alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake but our party is the only surviving party which made BJP to […]

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Governor grieved over loss of lives in Ramban road accident

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident at Khunda area of Ramban district. In a condolence message, the Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He wished speedy recovery to the injured. Governor directed […]

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Shah Faseal Launches ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’, Releases Manifesto

Shah Faseal Launches ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’, Releases Manifesto

Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal formally announced political party named ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’ at a function in Rajbagh here on Sunday. He was accompanied by Shehla Rashid Shora, vice-president of the students union (JNUSU) in 2015-16, Feroz Peerzada (businessman), Baldev Singh (businessman), advocate Tahir Iqbal and Advocate Baseer Ahmad among others Faesal, the 2010 […]

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Shah Faesal about to launch ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’

Shah Faesal about to launch ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’

Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is launching in few minutes from now his political party ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’ at a function in Rajbagh here on Sunday.  He arrived at the venue and was accompanied by Shehla Rashid Shora, vice-president of the students union (JNUSU) in 2015-16. The 2010 batch UPSC topper resigned from the […]

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Senior NC Leader’s PSO Injured In Accidental Fire In Anantnag

Senior NC Leader’s PSO Injured In Accidental Fire In Anantnag

Srinagar: Senior National Conference leader and former MLC Bashir Ahmad Veeri’s PSO was critically injured after his service rifle went off accidentally at Dak Bungalow in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Sunday. Officials said that the PSO, Jahangir Ahmad, suffered injuries in his chest while he was cleaning rifle. The PSO was immediately shifted […]

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Tral Students Demand Making New Govt Degree Building Functional

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: The students of Government degree college Tral urged authorities to amke functional the newly constructed science building. A delegation of students told INS that lack of space in Government Degree College Tral causes problems to students of all the streams including Arts, Science & Commerce. The students said that new science building […]

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2 persons die in mishaps in Ramban, Udhampur

Srinagar: Two persons were killed in two separate mishaps in Ramban and Udhampur districts of Jammu, officials said on Sunday. They said 33-year-old Mohammad Qasim Gujjar son of Ghulam Hussain Binth, a resident of Aarmarg, Mahoo died after the landslide hit him along with three others persons at Khari-Mahoo road in Ramban district. The injured […]

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Mughal Road snow clearance may take 3 weeks: officials

Mughal Road snow clearance may take 3 weeks: officials

Srinagar: The authorities on Saturday said that at least three weeks may be taken to open the historic Mughal road, the alternative road connecting Kashmir to Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu. “On the direction of District Administration Shopian, snow clearance operations commenced on 84 km long Mughal Road today,” an official spokesman said He said […]

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Army commander visits Western Ladakh

Army commander visits Western Ladakh

Srinagar: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding – in – Chief, Northern Command visited forward posts in Western Ladakh on Saturday and reviewed operational preparedness in the sector. He was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh interacted with troops deployed on the Line […]

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Div Com urges farmers to adopt scientific methods to enhance crop yield 

Div Com urges farmers to adopt scientific methods to enhance crop yield 

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today urged the farming community to adopt scientific methods to enhance their crop yield. While inaugurating the mega Kisan Mela 2019 in the premises of Agriculture Complex, Lal Mandi, the Divisional Commissioner the new farm techniques will also create huge employment potential and Kashmir can become a […]

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VWDC, aimed to improve response of justice dispensation system to vulnerable witness, inaugurated

VWDC, aimed to improve response of justice dispensation system to vulnerable witness, inaugurated

Srinagar: For ensuring a safe and comfortable environment to vulnerable witnesses including victims of child sexual abuse, a Vulnerable Witness Deposition Complex (VWDC) was today inaugurated here at District Court Complex in Mominabad. First of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, VWDC was inaugurated by Chief Justice (CJ) of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice […]

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New Zealand mosque shootings attempt to spread fear, hatred: Governor

New Zealand mosque shootings attempt to spread fear, hatred: Governor

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik strongly condemned shooting at Mosques in New Zealand. In a message, Governor has expressed shock and anguish over the fatal shooting at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in which innocent lives were lost, and many were injured. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand, he said. […]

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Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived at Srinagar on Friday to review the prevailing security situation in Kashmir Valley. “The Army Commander visited units/ formations along the Line of Control and hinterland in North Kashmir. He was briefed by the commanders about the prevailing security situation,” a spokesman of the army […]

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Divisional Commissioner flags off ambitious project to make Srinagar green

Divisional Commissioner flags off ambitious project to make Srinagar green

Srinagar: The ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative under which two lac tree saplings will be planted and maintained in schools and institutional areas and along avenues across the district was Friday officially launched. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary flagged off a fleet of 10 dedicated green vehicles […]

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Teacher arrested after corporeal punishment video goes viral

Srinagar: Police on Friday arrested a teacher after a video regarding corporal punishment by him to a minor went viral on social media. “A video was found in circulation on social media sites depicting inflicting of corporal punishment by a teacher to the minor children purportedly studying in Hajad Public School Awantipora,” a police spokesman […]

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Skandan for bridging gap between farmers and officers

Skandan for bridging gap between farmers and officers

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today chaired a meeting convened to review the functioning of the Agriculture and Horticulture departments of Kashmir with regards to various state and centrally sponsored schemes. The meeting discussed various initiatives regarding improved functioning of Agriculture and Horticulture departments. It also discussed various issues faced by these departments with […]

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Advisor pitches for eco-friendly dev approach to combat climate change

Advisor pitches for eco-friendly dev approach to combat climate change

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan Friday pitched for adopting an eco-friendly developmental model for mitigating the effects of climate change and stressed on making significant lifestyle changes to protect the environment. The Advisor was addressing the valedictory function of a two-day national seminar on “Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Ecology and Food […]

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KEG welcomes PCI notice to J&K govt on ‘stopping ads’ to 2 newspapers

KEG welcomes PCI notice to J&K govt on ‘stopping ads’ to 2 newspapers

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild, (KEG) expresses its gratitude to the Press Council of India, (PCI) for taking cognizance of the complaint filed by it over stopping government advertisements to two major dailies, ‘Greater Kashmir and ‘Kashmir Reader’, published from Srinagar, Kashmir. “It is a welcome step by the PCI as measures like curbing free flow […]

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Gunmen abduct, kill 40-year-old sawmill worker in Pulwama

Gunmen abduct, kill 40-year-old sawmill worker in Pulwama

Srinagar: Unknown gunmen kidnapped and killed a sawmill worker in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources and police said on Friday. The gunmen, official sources said, fired upon the worker Manzoor Ahmad Lone near Higher Secondary School at Gulzarpora at around 10 p.m. on Thursday. The 40-year-old Manzoor son of […]

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‘Decision On Traffic Movement On Highway To Be Taken Tomorrow’

‘Decision On Traffic Movement On Highway To Be Taken Tomorrow’

Srinagar: The traffic department on Thursday said that the decision regarding movement of vehicles on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the world, would be taken tomorrow. “The decision on movement o traffic on the highway shall be taken tomorrow after accessing the weather and road condition,” said a […]

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Govt orders cancellation of appointment of 437 Medical Officers for failing to join duties

Jammu: The state government has ordered cancellation of appointment of 437 Medical Officers who have been recently appointed by the Health & Medical Education department for failing in joining their duties. The order issued by the H&ME Department in this regard today reads, that the appointments in respect of 437 Medical Officers appointed vide Government […]

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Advisor Skandan listens to public issues at Srinagar

Advisor Skandan listens to public issues at Srinagar

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor K. Skandan today listened to people’s issues as several delegations including those from Trade and Industry met him here today. Director Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah, AC Revenue central Qazi Irfan and other officers were present on the occasion. A delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce led By Mushtaq […]

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Passport Office cautions applicants against fake websites

Srinagar: Regional Passport Officer Srinagar (POS today informed all passport applicants applying for the Indian passport to apply online only on registered passport website www.passportindia.gov.in as there is no other website authorizing applicants to apply for passport. In an official handout issued here, the Passport Office said that some applicants applying for passport online have […]

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Hurriyat Conference (M) allege attempts to vitiate public opinion against Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) allege attempts to vitiate public opinion against Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Thursday strongly denounced the “lies and canards” which according to it being circulated by some media channels through “unsubstantiated leaks by agencies bent on harassing” its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. A spokesman of the amalgam said after the illegal raid at Mirwaiz residence, the media through propaganda and lies is […]

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Weatherman forecasts more rains from March 19

Weatherman forecasts more rains from March 19

Srinagar: The weatherman on Thursday said that there would be occasional light rain till tomorrow morning and fresh spell of rain from March 19 in Jammu and Kashmir. “There would be generally cloudy sky with occasional light rain till 15th March morning. Thereafter mainly dry weather upto March 19 when there would be one more […]

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Iqbal is relevant for all times: KU VC

Iqbal is relevant for all times: KU VC

Srinagar: Iqbal Institute of Culture and Philosophy University of Kashmirorganized a two day national seminar entitled“Contemporary World Order and Iqbal” in which various Iqbalain scholars presented their papers relevant to the title. Prof. Muhammad Aslam Islahi, a reputed Islamic scholar and faculty member at the Department of Arabic Jawahar Lal Nehru University Delhi, was guest […]

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CEO seeks cooperation from political parties for smooth conduct of elections

CEO seeks cooperation from political parties for smooth conduct of elections

Calls for strict adherence of MCC guidelines Jammu: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shailendra Kumar today interacted with the representatives of recognized political parties in the State on various issues related to the conduct of Parliamentary Elections-2019 which have recently been announced by the Election Commission of India. The CEO held wide ranging discussions with […]

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Only stranded traffic to move from Jammu to Srinagar on highway tomorrow

Only stranded traffic to move from Jammu to Srinagar on highway tomorrow

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the world, would be open tomorrow for stranded traffic, authorities said on Wednesday. According to traffic department official, only stranded vehicles shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on Thursday.

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SHRC notice to govt on shifting JKLF chief from Jammu to Srinagar jail

SHRC notice to govt on shifting JKLF chief from Jammu to Srinagar jail

Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday sought response from government on a petition, seeking shifting of JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik from Jammu’s Kotbalwal jail to Srinagar jail. In this regard, SHRC chairperson Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki issued notice to Commissioner Secretary Home Department for detailed report regarding shifting Malik from Kotbalwal jail. Malik […]

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Police busts militant hideout in Kulgam, one person arrested

Police busts militant hideout in Kulgam, one person arrested

Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Government forces on Wednesday busted a militant hideout in a house here in this south Kashmir district and recovered grenades and ammunition. “On a credible input, a joint party of Police and army busted a hideout in a residential house at Yaripora area of District Kulgam and recovered arms and ammunition including […]

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Modern machinery being used for Wular Lake dredging

Bandipora: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar inspected pace of work on the Wular Lake Conservation Project, here today. The conservation project on the world famous Fresh water Lake is being implemented by Wular Conservation & Monitoring Authority (WUCMA). Commissioner Secretary Forests Manoj Kumar Diwedi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Suresh Chugh and officials […]

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Ban imposed on carrying weapons during Lok Sabha Election in Shopian

Ban imposed on carrying weapons during Lok Sabha Election in Shopian

Shopian: District Magistrate Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed has issued prohibitory orders, directing all the license holders of district Shopian to immediately deposit the weapons with concerned Police Stations. According to the prohibitory orders, the weapon holders having licenses granted by the District Magistrates of the other District or by Home Department and putting up in […]

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Revenue officers to be equipped with all required facilities: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Tuesday said Revenue officers in the district will be equipped with all necessary and required facilities to enable hassle-free and comfortable execution of their important services. The DC said this while convening a meeting of Revenue officers of the district to discuss the functioning of the department […]

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Golden Jubilee celebration of Jammu University starts with “Jashn-e-Gulzar”

Jammu: The Golden Jubilee celebration of Jammu University on Tuesday began with “Jashn-e-Gulzar”, with the inaugural ceremony witnessing participation of some world famous Indian writers and poets. Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, in presence of eminent Film Director, legendry poet and writer Gulzar inaugurated the three day high profile cultural event organized by the […]

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Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar tomorrow

Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar tomorrow

Srinagar: The authorities have decided to allow traffic from Jammu to Srinagar for both light and heavy motor vehicles on highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world. “Traffic shall ply from Jammu towards Srinagar for both LMVs and HMVs,” a traffic department official said here.

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J&K legislature to soon have National e-Vidhan Application

Jammu: Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali and Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh today inaugurated 2-Day orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) here at Central Hall of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Secretariat. The orientation workshop programme on NeVA is being organized by the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature in collaboration with the […]

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Green Srinagar Initiative: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness for launch on March 15

Green Srinagar Initiative: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness for launch on March 15

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for launch of the ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative under Smart City mission on March 15. The DC who was speaking in a meeting convened here said some 1.50 lac saplings will be made available for plantation across the district as part of […]

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Pleas against Article 35A: Hearing most likely tomorrow or Thursday; Bar forms team

Pleas against Article 35A: Hearing most likely tomorrow or Thursday; Bar forms team

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar has constituted a team of its members who will remain present before the Supreme Court tomorrow and on Thursday when the bunch of petitions filed for scrapping of Article 35-A of the constitution of India are most likely to come up for hearing. The team includes M. A. […]

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Police solves March 6 weapon snatching case, arrests 2 persons in Shopian

Police solves March 6 weapon snatching case, arrests 2 persons in Shopian

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: Police on Tuesday claimed to have worked out a weapon snatching case within a week by arresting two accused Persons. A 12 Bore Rifle was allegedly stolen from J&K bank ATM guard at Kundalan Shopian on March 6 and police had launched investigations after the guard reported to police. “Two accused individuals […]

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A typical spring day in store for Kashmir today

A typical spring day in store for Kashmir today

Srinagar: Today is expected to be a typical spring day with bright sunshine and partly cloudy sky across Valley even as Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort, amassed nearly 18 centimeters of fresh snow overnight. A meteorological department official said Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 8 […]

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3 persons killed as snowstorm pummels Khooni Nallah Kupwara

3 persons killed as snowstorm pummels Khooni Nallah Kupwara

Srinagar: A snowstorm swept Khooni Nallah near Sadna Top Tangdhar in Kupwara district of north Kashmir overnight, killing three people while two others had a miraculous escape. Reports said that five persons were on way to their home in Karnah when the blizzards trapped them near Khooni Nallah area at around 1:00 a.m. They had […]

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Only stranded traffic to be allowed on highway tomorrow

Only stranded traffic to be allowed on highway tomorrow

Srinagar: The authorities have decided to allow only stranded traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface linking connecting Valley with the rest of the world, on Tuesday. “Only stranded vehicles shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu,” a traffic department official said.

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MCMC to keep check on cases of paid news

MCMC to keep check on cases of paid news

Srinagar: The Srinagar District Election Office Monday constituted a Media Certification & Monitoring Committee (MCMC) to keep a check on cases of paid news in the district a day after the Election Commission of India announced schedule for General Elections 2019. The constitution of MCMC at district level is mandated under election rules once a […]

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Schools reopen after 3 months winter break in Kashmir

Schools reopen after 3 months winter break in Kashmir

Srinagar:  Schools across the Kashmir Valley are reopening on Monday after remaining closed for more than three months for winter vacations. The students are eager to get to school after staying home for more almost 14 weeks. The winter vacations for classes up to eighth standard were observed from December 6 last year.  For classes […]

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Pinglish Tral gunfight: Bodies of militants recovered

Pinglish Tral gunfight: Bodies of militants recovered

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: Bodies of militants, killed in a gunfight with government forces in Pinglish village of Tral area of this south Kashmir district, have been retrieved, officials said on Monday. The gunfight between militants and a joint team of army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles, police and 180 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ensued on Sunday […]