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Guv appreciates army’s cooperation with police

Guv appreciates army’s cooperation with police

Jammu: Lt. Gen. J.S. Nain, GoC 9 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Monday and briefed him about the security situation in the Jammu region. “Governor appreciated Army’s cooperation with the State Police and other State Government agencies involved in dealing with forces which are detrimental to peace and […]

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Protesters Demand Release Of Ailing Shabir Shah

Protesters Demand Release Of Ailing Shabir Shah

Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: Activists of J&K Democratic Freedom Party on Monday staged a protest at Srinagar’s Press Enclave, demanding release of their party chairman and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. Carrying banners and placards, the protesters were demanding immediate release of Shah who continues to languish in New Delhi’s Tihar jail. ‘Ailing’ Shah […]

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Shutdown in Soura, Nagbal as local youth injured in Shopian firing battles for life at SKIMS

Shutdown in Soura, Nagbal as local youth injured in Shopian firing battles for life at SKIMS

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A shutdown is being observed on Monday in Soura and Nagbal of central Kashmir’s Srinagar and Ganderbal districts as a local youth, injured in alleged firing on mourners by army in Shopian yesterday, continues to battle for life at SKIMS here. Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Soura, Dr Farooq Jan, said that youth—Mohammad […]

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At minus 15 Deg Cel, Pahalgam records coldest January night in 6 years; mercury drops elsewhere too

At minus 15 Deg Cel, Pahalgam records coldest January night in 6 years; mercury drops elsewhere too

Srinagar: The night temperatures plunged across Kashmir Valley and at minus 15 Degree Celsius, the famous hill resort of Pahalgam recorded its coldest January night in six years. A meteorological department official told INS that Pahalgam, which also serves as base camp to Amarnath cave shrine, had recorded a low of minus 16.6 Degrees Celsius […]

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Shutdown in Shopian, Anantnag over militants killings

Shutdown in Shopian, Anantnag over militants killings

Mudasir Maqbool/Sameer Ahmad Shopian/Anantnag: A complete shutdown is being observed in parts of south Kashmir including Shopian and Anantnag over the killing of top Al-Badr militant commander Zeenat-ul-Islam and his associate Shakeel Ahmad Dar on weekend. In Shopian, the native district of Islam, there is a complete shutdown for the second running day with all […]

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State politics is borrowed from outside boundaries of J&K: Ex- Chief Secretary Sheikh Ghulam Rasool; Terms Shah Faesal’s Decision To Quit Sad, Disappointing

State politics is borrowed from outside boundaries of J&K: Ex- Chief Secretary Sheikh Ghulam Rasool; Terms Shah Faesal’s Decision To Quit Sad, Disappointing

Srinagar: To become a member of elite service like IAS in the state is a real distinction but to become a member of a political party in the state is a common phenomenon, former Chief Secretary Sheikh Ghulam Rasool said on Sunday as he expressed “disappointment” at the resignation of Shah Faisal, the 2010 UPSC […]

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Police arrest two persons with 500 bottles of codeine in Srinagar

Police arrest two persons with 500 bottles of codeine in Srinagar

Srinagar: Police on Sunday said it have arrested two drug peddlers during a surprise naka checking at Ashai Bagh Nigeen and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. A police spokesman said a Hyundai Accent (WB 02M8484) was intercepted during surprise naka checking at Ashai Bagh Nigeen. On checking the vehicle, police said, […]

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CASO launched in Bandipora Village

CASO launched in Bandipora Village

Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: Government forces here on Sunday launched cordon and search operation in Laharwalpora Village of Bandipora district here in this north Kashmir district. Sources said that army and police Sunday evening launched operation following the tip off about the movement of militants in the village. CASO was underway when this report was filed.

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Governor launches role model Scheme in JK, lauds CRPF’s role

Governor launches role model Scheme in JK, lauds CRPF’s role

Jammu: J&K Role Model scheme introduced by Special DG, J&K Zone CRPF was formally launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Sunday. Governor also felicitated the role models on the occasion. Lauding the role being played by the CRPF in maintaining security in the State, Governor appreciated the role of […]

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Multiple funerals for 2 Al-Badr militants in Shopian villages

Multiple funerals for 2 Al-Badr militants in Shopian villages

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian : Thousands of people thronged Sugan village despite sealing of all entry points leading to it to participate in funeral prayers of Al-Badr militant Commander Zeenat-ul- Islam who along with associate was killed in Katpora village of Kulgam last evening. Reports said government forces had sealed off all the entry points in […]

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For third time in 3 days, CASO launched in Sopore village

For third time in 3 days, CASO launched in Sopore village

Sopore: Government forces on Sunday afternoon launched massive cordon and search operation in Sopore in north Kashmir Baramulla district. Official sources told INS that a joint team of army’s 52 RR, Special Operation Group of Police (SOG) and 177 battalion CRPF launched CASO at Ambarpora Tarzoo of Sopore. This is third time forces launched search […]

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Militants offer gun salute to Al-Badr Commander Zeenat-ul-Islam

Militants offer gun salute to Al-Badr Commander Zeenat-ul-Islam

Shopian: Militants on Sunday offered gun salute to top commander of Al-Badr militant outfit Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Dr Usman at his native Sugan village in Shopian district. Despite placing barricades and heavy deployment by government forces, militants appeared in one of the multiple rounds of funeral for Zeenat-ul-Islam and offered gun salute, reports said. “One militant […]

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Shopian firing: Youth’s condition with bullet injury in head critical

Shopian firing: Youth’s condition with bullet injury in head critical

Srinagar: The condition of a youth among the five injured civilians with bullet injuries , shifted to SHMS here, has been stated to be critical even as six other persons have suffered pellet wounds near Shopian’s Sugan, the native village of Zeenat-ul-Islam, the top Al-Badr commander who was killed along with his associate in Yaipora […]

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Kashmir wakes up to clear sky after 3 days of light snowfall

Kashmir wakes up to clear sky after 3 days of light snowfall

Srinagar: After three days of sporadic light snowfall, people in Kashmir Valley woke up to a clear sky on Sunday morning. Minimum temperatures rose slightly in Srinagar and remained above normal for this time of the year while as it plunged to minus 9.0 degrees Celsius. According to meteorological department official, Srinagar, the summer capital […]

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Zeenat-ul-Islam’s killing: Shutdown in Tral, other parts of south Kashmir

Zeenat-ul-Islam’s killing: Shutdown in Tral, other parts of south Kashmir

Basharat Rasheed Srinagar: Tral and many other areas of south Kashmir are observing shutdown against the killing of top Al-badr commander Zeenat-ul-Islam. All the shops are closed while public transport is mainly off the roads in Tral. Reports of spontaneous shutdown were also received from other parts of south Kashmir including Shopian district. On Saturday, Zeenat-ul-Islam alias […]

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3 more youth injured in firing by govt forces in Shopian, shifted to SMHS

3 more youth injured in firing by govt forces in Shopian, shifted to SMHS

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: Three more youth with bullets injuries have been brought to district hospital Pulwama, taking the number of wounded in firing by government forces on youth near Sugan, the native village of Zeenat-ul-Islam, the top Al-Badr commander who was killed along with his associate in Yaipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, to […]

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2 youth hit with bullets as govt forces resort to firing in Shopian village

2 youth hit with bullets as govt forces resort to firing in Shopian village

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: At least two youth suffered bullet injuries when government forces resorted to use of force on youth in Sugan, the native village of Zeenat-ul-Islam, the top Al-Badr commander who was killed along with his associate in Yaipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district Reports said that government forces opened fire as second […]

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Despite barricades, people visit Shopian village to participate in funeral of Zeenat-ul-Islam

Despite barricades, people visit Shopian village to participate in funeral of Zeenat-ul-Islam

Shopian: The government forces have laid barricades in a bid to prevent people especially males from visiting Sugan, the native village of Zeenat-ul-Islam, a top Al Badr commander who was killed along with his associate Shakeel Dar in Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district late on Saturday evening. Reports said that despite barricades, people […]

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Mercury drops amid snowfall in Valley, minus 3.3 Deg Cel in Gulmarg

Mercury drops amid snowfall in Valley, minus 3.3 Deg Cel in Gulmarg

Srinagar: Amid fresh snowfall, there has been drop in mercury across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday. A meteorological department official here said the day temperature dropped to 4.1 degree Celsius in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, and there was snowfall of 2 mm from 830 hours to 1730 hours. He said night temperature […]

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26 absentee PDD, R&B employees suspended in Budgam

26 absentee PDD, R&B employees suspended in Budgam

Budgam: Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC), Khurshid Ahmad Sanai on Saturday suspended 26 government employees for unauthorized absence from duty, during a surprise inspection of various offices. During the inspection, 21 employees of Power Development Department (PDD) and five employees of Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department were found absent from duty without any authorization. The […]

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Top Al-Badr commander Zeent-ul-Islam among 2 militants killed in Kulgam

Top Al-Badr commander Zeent-ul-Islam among 2 militants killed in Kulgam

Srinagar:  Top Al-Badr commander Zeent-ul-Islam  was among two militants killed in an encounter with government forces at Katpora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir on Saturday. The encounter ensued after a group of four militants fired upon the government forces amid a cordon and search operation launched by them including 34 RR and police. Among the […]

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Governor to Shah Faesal: You could serve people better as officer than politician

Governor to Shah Faesal: You could serve people better as officer than politician

Jammu: Days after 2010 UPSC topper Dr Shah Faesal announced to quit bureaucracy, governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said in case he would continue his services as an IAS officer he could serve the people of society in a better way than a politician. On the resignation of the IAS officer, Governor Satya Pal […]

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No fresh traffic on highway, Mughal road closed

No fresh traffic on highway, Mughal road closed

Srinagar: The authorities have decided not allow on Sunday any fresh traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley rest of the world. “In view of inclement weather conditions as well as weather forecast made by meteorological Department. No any fresh vehicle shall be allowed to ply on Srinagar-Jammu (highway) on 13.01.2019,” […]

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2 militants killed in Kulgam encounter, clashes ensue

NAVEED Bhat Kulgam: Two militants have been killed in encounter with government forces at Kathpora area of Yari Pora area in Kulgam district on Saturday evening. Official sources said that the identity of the slain militants was not so far established. The searches in the area are also going on, they said. The encounter ensued […]

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It’s Snowing In Kashmir, Night Temp Rises; Highway Remains Open For Traffic

It’s Snowing In Kashmir, Night Temp Rises; Highway Remains Open For Traffic

Srinagar: It has been snowing in all over Kashmir Valley even as overnight temperatures rose across Valley, meteorological department said here on Saturday. The Srinagar-Jammu highway was open for one-way traffic. The traffic on the highway, only surface link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the world, was from Jammu to Srinagar. “The highway is […]

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2 soldiers, army porter killed in Rajouri

2 soldiers, army porter killed in Rajouri

Jammu: Two army soldiers including a major and a porter were killed in separate incidents of blast and firing near Line of control in Rajouri district of Jammu. A major and soldier were injured in two separate blasts near LoC in Nowshera sector of the district of Jammu in the afternoon. Official sources said that […]

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Cyber Security, Process Re-engineering training concludes for 3rd batch of senior officers

Cyber Security, Process Re-engineering training concludes for 3rd batch of senior officers

Jammu: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today emphasized officers’ role in using IT for easing government functioning and reinforcing transparency in services delivery. The Advisor was speaking at the certificate distribution ceremony of capacity building trainings imparted to officers and organized by Information Technology Department in collaboration with National Institute of Smart Governance (NISG). […]

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Govt forms 5-member committee for provide drinking water, other facilities in schools  

Govt forms 5-member committee for provide drinking water, other facilities in schools  

Srinagar: The government on Friday accorded sanction to the constitution of a five-member District Level Committee for achieving 100 percent  saturation of toilets, drinking water and electricity in Government Schools Headed by respective District Development Commissioner, the committee  has been tasked to make actual assessment of deficient schools on the minimum requirement basis and preparing […]

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Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning in nine districts in Kashmir

Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning in nine districts in Kashmir

Srinagar: In view of the inclement weather and snow prediction, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir Division. The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas in district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh. The Divisional Commissioner has […]

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CASO launched in Kulgam

CASO launched in Kulgam

Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Following a specific input about movement of militant, the government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hassanpora area of Arwani in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. On the evening of Friday, the forces including Army, CRPF and Jammu Kashmir police sealed off all the entry and exit points to the Hassanpora […]

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Chairperson Law Commission meets Governor

Chairperson Law Commission meets Governor

Jammu: Justice (retired) M. K. Hanjura, who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir State Law Commission, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan this evening. Justice Hanjura and Governor discussed various issues relating to the effective functioning of the judicial system and how the mandate of the Law […]

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DC inspects developmental scenario in Downtown

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, conducted an extensive tour of Downtown areas and took stock of the developmental scenario and listened to the issues of the locals. The DC visited the historical markets of Bohri Kadal, Zaina Kadal and Maharaj Gunj and took stock of concerns of traders there. He held separate […]

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No dearth of talent among our youth: Sarmad Hafeez, inspects Indoor Sports Hall Ganderbal

No dearth of talent among our youth: Sarmad Hafeez, inspects Indoor Sports Hall Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Secretary Youth Services and Sports and Information, Sarmad Hafeez inspected the progress of work on Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall at Sehpora here on Friday. The Secretary was briefed about the status of construction, other related works and was informed that the project is in its final stage of completion. While reviewing the pace of […]

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JRL looking at the form of protest over Article 35A: Mirwaiz

JRL looking at the form of protest over Article 35A: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said since case regarding Article 35A is coming up for hearing soon before Supreme Court of India, Joint Resistance Leadership was in consultation with all on the matter and is looking at the form of protests that will be observed against it and people will […]

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Govt forms panel to examine desirability of appointing outstanding sportspersons

Govt forms panel to examine desirability of appointing outstanding sportspersons

Srinagar: The government accorded sanction to the constitution of a committee to examine the desirability of appointing Outstanding Sportspersons against Gazetted posts. Headed by Commissioner Secretary GAD, the five-member committee has been asjed to submit its report within 15 days. The other members include Secretary Youth Services and Sports (member secretary), Secretary law, justice and […]

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Governor urges Sarpanches to use funds judiciously, ensure development in sync with environment

Governor urges Sarpanches to use funds judiciously, ensure development in sync with environment

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik attended the Oath ceremony function of the newly elected Sarpanches of Jammu Division, organized by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, here on Friday Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and K. Vijay Kumar, Advisors to Governor, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; and many senior officers from Civil and Police […]

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HC quashes five PSA detention orders

HC quashes five PSA detention orders

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention orders under Public Safety Act, against five detainees by district magistrates of Baramulla and Pulwama. A bench of Justice Rashid Ali Dar quashed detention orders passed by Abdul Majeed Mir of Barmulla, Abdul Majid Shah of Pulwama, Arizoo Bashir Najar of Pulwama, Shameem Ahmad Mir […]

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Fresh snow blankets Kashmir Valley, highway closed

Fresh snow blankets Kashmir Valley, highway closed

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with rest of the world, was closed while entire Valley along with some parts of Jammu division were blanketed with snowfall on Friday. Reports said that Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed due to snow accumulation at Jawahar Tunnel. “Commuters are advised to undertake journey on NHW […]

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Army Commander Reviews Security In Valley

  Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in the Kashmir Valley today to review the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Baramulla where he was briefed by […]

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Governor Administration opts to enhance threshold, composition limit under GST

Governor Administration opts to enhance threshold, composition limit under GST

New Delhi: J&K Governor’s Administration has decided to enhance threshold, composition limit under GST as proposed by the GST Council in its 32nd meeting held here today. The 32nd GST Council meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. The State of Jammu and Kashmir was represented by Advisor to Governor, […]

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Govt for inviting film industry to shoot in J&K

Govt for inviting film industry to shoot in J&K

Jammu: The government has decided to intensify tourism promotion activities by organizing series of promotional events across the country including one at Mumbai to invite film industry people for shooting movies at enchanting locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was taken here at a meeting of tourism department chaired by Advisor to Governor Khurshid […]

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LMD penalises LPG home delivery vans for overcharging

LMD penalises LPG home delivery vans for overcharging

Anantnag: Acting on the public complaints about over charging on refill cylinders, the field executives of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) today conducted surprise inspection and intercepted several home delivery vans. During the inspection it was observed that home delivery boys were indulging in overcharging by an amount ranging from 30 to 70 rupees. The authorities […]

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ICDS meet: ‘Pre-school kits, medicine kits, uniforms etc to be provided through Anganwadi centres’

Jammu: The State Empowered Committee for Anganwadi services met here today with Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam in the chair. The committee deliberated upon the Annual Plan Implementation Programme (APIP) 2019-20 for the ICDS and approved an outlay of Rs. 742.93 crore to be submitted to Union Ministry of Women & Child Development for […]

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Chief Secretary chairs SLCC on working of NBFCs, UIBs

Chief Secretary chairs SLCC on working of NBFCs, UIBs

Jammu: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Thursday chaired the 30th meeting of the State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) on Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and Un-incorporated Bodies (UIBs) convened by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Regional Director RBI Jammu, Principal Secretary Home, ADGP CID, IGP (CIV), PHQ and senior officers from RBI, SEBI and […]

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JRL condemns Tral Sikh youth’s killing, rape of minor girl at Ramsoo

JRL condemns Tral Sikh youth’s killing, rape of minor girl at Ramsoo

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Sikh youth on January 4 by unidentified gunmen at Tral earlier this month, stating that killing of any human being irrespective of the faith he belongs to deserves highest form of condemnation. […]

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PHE daily-wagers protest, demand pending wages, amendment in SRO-520

PHE daily-wagers protest, demand pending wages, amendment in SRO-520

Daily-wagers working in PHE on Thursday staged a protest in Srinagar, demanding among other release of pending monthly wages and amendment in SRO-520. Protesting under the banner of ‘Kashmir PHE Joint Employees Association’, they were also demanding regularization of their services. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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Shah Faesal asks youth to ‘walk the talk’: ‘My choice of politics will be decided by real people’

Shah Faesal asks youth to ‘walk the talk’: ‘My choice of politics will be decided by real people’

Srinagar: Day after quitting bureaucracy, IAS topper Shah Faesal urged youth to “walk the talk”, saying his ‘choice of politics will be decided by real people.’ In a Facebook post, Faesal said his future plans after quitting the service would also depend on people of Kashmir. “It has been a storm of abuse and adulation. […]

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Omar corners Mehbooba on Nagpur comment: Govt formation was aimed to prevent split in PDP

Omar corners Mehbooba on Nagpur comment: Govt formation was aimed to prevent split in PDP

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday targeted PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti for her comments that she was forced to enter into alliance with BJP following the death of her father in 2016. “One of the reasons for the mess in J&K today – the aim of government formation […]

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6 days on, Tral village remains submerged in snow, people face troubles

6 days on, Tral village remains submerged in snow, people face troubles

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Notwithstanding official claims, snow has not been cleared from Zrarihar village in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Despite the passing of six days following the last week’s snow, road remain inundated with snow due to which locals say they face a lot of inconveniences. One of the locals said that […]

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Barring Pahalgam and Kupwara, mercury rises in Kashmir amid forecast for snow

Barring Pahalgam and Kupwara, mercury rises in Kashmir amid forecast for snow

Srinagar: Barring a few places, the night temperatures rose across Kashmir Valley amid forecast for rain and snow. A meteorological department official said the famous hill resort of Pahalgam recorded a low of minus 11.0 Degrees Celsius last night against minus 4.9 degree Celsius on previous night. The mercury increased in Srinagar, the summer capital […]