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After 17th round, Congress’s G A Mir leads NC Candidate Masoodi  

After 17th round, Congress’s G A Mir leads NC Candidate Masoodi  

Srinagar: Congress’s state chief G A Mir maintained lead after 16th round of the counting from Anantnag district. While Mir polled 10143 votes, NC’s Hasnain Masoodi got 9360 votes while Mehbooba Mufti, PDP chief, had 7035 votes while BJP candidate Sofi Yousuf had 489 votes.

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Er Rashid continues to lead from Baramulla

Er Rashid continues to lead from Baramulla

Srinagar:  Er Rashid, president of Awami Ittihad Party (AIP), is leading others from Baramulla parliamentary constituency after 9th round of voting. He polled 30240 votes while Mohammad Akhbar Lone of National Conference had 26217 votes, Raja Aijaz Ali of PC had 22869 votes while PDP’s Abdul Qayoom Wani had 15081.

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After 14th round, Congress’s G A Mir leads NC Candidate Masoodi  

After 14th round, Congress’s G A Mir leads NC Candidate Masoodi  

Srinagar: After trailing behind National Conference’s Hasnain Masoodi, Congress’s state chief G A Mir was leading after 14th round of the counting from Anantnag district. While Mir polled 8421 votes, Hasnain Masoodi got 7312 votes while Mehbooba Mufti, PDP chief, had 5303 votes while BJP candidate Sofi Yousuf had 317 votes.

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Farooq leads by 11000 votes from Srinagar

Farooq leads by 11000 votes from Srinagar

Srinagar: After fresh round of counting, Farooq Abdullah of National Conference was leading by 11000 votes from Srinagar parliamentary constituency comprsing of central Kahsmir districts off Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam. According to latest details, Farooq polled 19051 votes, PDP’s Aga Mohsin got 8050 votes, PC candidate Irfan Raza Ansari 4654 votes while BJP’s Khalid Jahangir […]

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After 11th round, NC candidate Hasnain Masoodi leads from Anantnag

After 11th round, NC candidate Hasnain Masoodi leads from Anantnag

Srinagar: After trailing behind Congress’s state chief G A Mir, National Conference’s Hasnain Masoodi,  was leading after 11 round of the counting from Anantnag district. While Mir polled 5518 votes, Hasnain Masoodi got 5595 votes while Mehbooba Mufti, PDP chief, had 4096 votes while BJP candidate Sofi Yousuf had 203 votes.

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Er Rashid leads from Baramulla

Er Rashid leads from Baramulla

Srinagar:  Er Rashid, president of Awami Ittihad Party (AIP), is leading others from Baramulla parliamentary constituency after initial rounds of voting. He polled 22038 votes while Mohammad Akhbar Lone of National Conference had 17122 votes, Raja Aijaz Ali of PC had 13480 votes while PDP’s Abdul Qayoom Wani had 10630.

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After 8th round, Congress’s G A Mir leads NC Candidate Masoodi by 786 votes  

After 8th round, Congress’s G A Mir leads NC Candidate Masoodi by 786 votes  

Srinagar: After trailing behind National Conference’s Hasnain Masoodi, Congress’s state chief G A Mir was leading by 786 after 8th round of the counting from Anantnag district. While Mir polled 5175 votes, Hasnain Masoodi got 4389 votes while Mehbooba Mufti, PDP chief, had 3005 votes while BJP candidate Sofi Yousuf had 129 votes.  

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Two girls killed, one critically injured as mudslide hits Hardshiva Sopore

Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Two girls were killed and another injured after they came under a mudslide in Hardshiva village of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Insha Farooq daughter of Farooq Ahmad Rather of Hardshiva and Shoki Ashraf daughter of  Mohammad Ashraf Wagay of Wadoora Bala. The […]

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Kashmir lawyers’ body appreciate 3 UN Special Rapporteurs, ridicule GoI’s response

Kashmir lawyers’ body appreciate 3 UN Special Rapporteurs, ridicule GoI’s response

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association “appreciated” three Special Rapporteurs of United Nations Human Rights Council for seeking details on steps taken to provide justice to victims and next of their kin in 76 cases of torture and arbitrary killing of civilians in J&K from 1990, 13 of them in the year 2018 alone. The […]

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Army Commander brief Governor about security situation

Army Commander brief Governor about security situation

Srinagar: Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh, Army Commander, Northern Command, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. Lt Gen. Singh briefed Governor about the overall security situation along the IB, LAC, LoC and hinterland and the anti-militancy operations being conducted by the Army. Governor and the Army Commander also discussed the […]

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Grenade lobbed on SBI Pulwama

Grenade lobbed on SBI Pulwama

Basharat Rashid Srinagar: Suspected militants on Tuesday late evening lobbed a grenade towards a state bank in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. The grenade as per sources was hurled at State Bank of India (SBI) in main town Pulwama followed by the firing. Sources said that alert cops retaliated the attack with firing. However, no […]

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Restrictions lifted in toto on Jammu-Srinagar highway from May 27

Restrictions lifted in toto on Jammu-Srinagar highway from May 27

Srinagar: Following a review of the security situation in the state and of the requirement of security forces’ convoys, the Governor has decided to lift the remaining restrictions on civilian movement on the Highway (NH-44) connecting Jammu to Srinagar with effect from Monday, 27.5.2019. These restrictions had become necessary following the movement of security forces […]

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Experts blame parking of vehicles for highway mess, call for dividing it into zones

Experts blame parking of vehicles for highway mess, call for dividing it into zones

Jammu: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma on Tuesday convened a meeting with the committee of experts of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), constituted to assess the situation of land sliding and unstable slopes on Highway, besides discussing the issues faced by the implementing agency in undertaking hassle-free four-laning of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Divisional Commissioner […]

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Hurriyat Conference (M) denounces curbs in Srinagar, caging Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) denounces curbs in Srinagar, caging Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday denounced imposition of curfew across downtown, sealing off all roads leading to the Eidgah and caging its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence. In a statement issued here, the amalgam also said that disallowing people from holding congregational Fateh Khawani and a public rally to pay tribute […]

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Governor reviews ‘important’ security related matters regarding Amarnath Yatra

Governor reviews ‘important’ security related matters regarding Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, chaired a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday to review “important security” related matters with regard to annual Yatra which is scheduled to commence on July 1, from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes. The meeting was attended by the Advisor (K) […]

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Div Com conducts city tour, reviews developmental projects

Div Com conducts city tour, reviews developmental projects

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday conducted city tour to inspect various developmental works including face lifting, street lights, drainage, beautification and macadamisation. Divisional Commissioner visited Poloview, pedestrian bridge near GPO, site of KCCI building, TRC, Amar Singh College crossing, Boulevard and other areas. The Div Com inspected various developmental works and […]

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Guv congratulates University of Kashmir for getting NAAC’s A+ accreditation

Guv congratulates University of Kashmir for getting NAAC’s A+ accreditation

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, has congratulated Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of the University, his colleagues, staff and students for being awarded A+ Accreditation by peer National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Team. Governor has expressed happiness on the impressive performance of  the University by securing 3.31 Cumulative Grade […]

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JKSJA organizes Oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates; Justice Magrey emphasises on fair practice, dedication, devotion

JKSJA organizes Oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates; Justice Magrey emphasises on fair practice, dedication, devotion

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) Monday organized an oath ceremony for newly enrolled advocates of Kashmir and Ladakh division at JKSJA here at Mominabad Court Complex. The oath was administered to 60 advocates by chairman JKSJA, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey. The ceremony was followed by lecture on the “Professional Ethics and Conduct” […]

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Day In Pictures: Employees, Pellet Victims Stage Separate Protests In Srinagar

Day In Pictures: Employees, Pellet Victims Stage Separate Protests In Srinagar

Members of J&K Employees Joint Action Committee and All Casual Labours Forest Association staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar to press for their demands. Also victims of pellet firing held a demonstration in this state’s summer capital, demanding ban on the munitions. Pictures by Zagar Zahoor

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Bandipora teacher missing for week found dead

Bandipora teacher missing for week found dead

Srinagar: Body of a Government teacher, who was missing from one week, was found in his native district in north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Monday. The 29-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad Lone of Sheikhpora Mantrigam was found dead by locals at Laharwalpora near Walur Lake after which police was informed and his body recovered. Mushtaq’s family had been […]

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Tral villages facing power outages in Ramazan

Tral villages facing power outages in Ramazan

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Even in the holy month of Ramazan, Power Development Department (PDD) has failed to provide electricity as per schedule the residents of Tral in this Pulwama district and they continue to face frequent power cuts. Residents of Trali Payeen, Trali Bala, Nahir, Khasipora, Monghama, Diver, Chatrogam, Arigam, Gamraz, and dozens of other […]

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PDP worker shot at in Kulgam village

PDP worker shot at in Kulgam village

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A PDP worker was shot at by unknown gunmen in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Reports said that unknown gunmen barged inside house of PDP worker Mohammad Jamal in Zangalpora area of Kulgam and fired upon him. Sources said that sexagenarian Mohammad Jamal was critically injured and was shifted to Kulgam hospital […]

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Farooq Shah, Javid Dar kick starts KPL 6th Edition

Farooq Shah, Javid Dar kick starts KPL 6th Edition

Tangmarg: National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah along with former minster Javid Ahamd Dar Sunday kick-started the Kunzar Premier League (KPL) at Kunzer in Tangmarg. Sixty four teams of the Tangmarg Constituency are participating in this sixth edition of the tournament which is being organized by the former IAS officer himself. Speaking on the occasion, […]

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Hope new dispensation at Delhi will revisit Kashmir policy: Mirwaiz

Hope new dispensation at Delhi will revisit Kashmir policy: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday expressed hope once the new dispensation at New Delhi takes charge, it would revisit its Kashmir policy and analyze as to whether the existing policy on Kashmir had gone its favour or instead worsened things on all fronts. Delivering his presidential address at a […]

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Advisor Ganai takes stock of works at Makhdoom Sahib Shrine

Advisor Ganai takes stock of works at Makhdoom Sahib Shrine

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Sunday paid obeisance at the shrine of Hamza Makhdoom Kashmiri (RA), popularly known as Makhdoom Sahib and also took the stock of ongoing developmental works at the Shrine. Advisor Ganai, who is also the Chairman of J&K Wakf Board, prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the […]

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PSAJK welcomes govt decision to allow schools to conduct class 8 exams 

PSAJK welcomes govt decision to allow schools to conduct class 8 exams 

Srinaga: Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has welcomed the government step to allow schools to conduct class 8 examinations instead of SIE (State Institute of Education) and DIET (District Institute of Education and Training). The Association while welcoming yesterday’s statement of Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai at Baramulla has termed it as a […]

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Thousands attend militant’s funeral in Sopore

Thousands attend militant’s funeral in Sopore

Sopore: Thousands of people on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant Irfan Ahmad at Wadoora village in North Kashmir’s Sopore. Irfan Ahmed was killed along with two other militants on Saturday in a gunfight with government forces at Panzgam area of Pulwama in south Kashmir. Reports said that as soon Ahmad’s body […]

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40-year-old man injured in bear attack in Ganderbal

40-year-old man injured in bear attack in Ganderbal

Srinagar: A 40-year-old man was seriously injured when a bear attacked him in a forest near Hayan Kangan in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Sunday. As per police officials, the bear attacked Nazir Ahmad Gojar son of Abdul Rashid Gojar, a resident of Hayan Palpora when he was grazing cattle in the nearby forests. He […]

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In Pictures: Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of militant killed in South Kashmir

In Pictures: Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of militant killed in South Kashmir

Thousands of people on Saturday participated in the funeral prayers of a militant killed along with associates in south Kashmir. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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Ganai visits Baramulla, reviews progress under Aspirational Districts Prog

Ganai visits Baramulla, reviews progress under Aspirational Districts Prog

Baramulla: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai accompanied by Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal today visited Baramulla and held a meeting to review the progress on various projects under the Aspirational Districts Programme. The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo, SSP, ADCs, sectoral officers of […]

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Hurriyat Conference (M) organizing seminar tomorrow

Hurriyat Conference (M) organizing seminar tomorrow

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) is organizing a seminar at its Rajbagh headquarters on Saturday in connection with the ongoing “martyr’s week” being observed to commemorate the anniversaries of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, martyrs of Hawal massacre of 21 May 1990 and Abdul Gani Lone. The seminar will be presided over by the chairman of amalgam, Mirwaiz […]

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Unabated killings worrisome: PDP

Unabated killings worrisome: PDP

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said its worrisome to witness that there is no let up in killings and bloodshed in Kashmir even during the holy month of Ramazan. In a statement issued here, PDP said the unabated killings of civilians, militants and government forces in Kashmir has once again made peace elusive […]

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Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

Srinagar: Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday evening called on Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, at Rajbhavan. Bukhari brought various issues of public importance into the notice of the Honb’le Governor. The former minister also discussed about the progress on various Central and State Government developmental schemes under […]

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Advisor Kumar visits TRC, inspects quality of food being served to employees

SRINAGAR, MAY 17: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today visited Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) Srinagar and inspected the facilities being provided to the Darbar Move employees who are staying there. MD JKTDC Asif Hameed Khan and other concerned officers were present on the occasion. The Advisor while inspecting the facilities at TRC visited kitchen […]

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HC asks Youtube, facebook to remove material which tends to disclose infant Sumbal rape victim’s identity

HC asks Youtube, facebook to remove material which tends to disclose infant Sumbal rape victim’s identity

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Friday directed the You Tube, Facebook and Twitter to remove all materials, posts and publications which tend to disclose the identity and name of the infant victim of the sexual violence in District Bandipora. Hearing a suo-moto public interest litigation, a division bench of the court comprising […]

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Prof Talat reviews functioning of Leh Campus

Prof Talat reviews functioning of Leh Campus

Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad who just returned from his two days visit to Leh has impressed upon the faculty of Satellite Campus – Leh to actively play its role in improving the quality of higher education of Ladakh region. Prof. Talat directed the faculty members to provide quality facilities to the […]

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Principal Secretary, H&ME reviews works at Govt Dental College Srinagar

Srinagar: Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Atul Dulloo chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial components of ongoing projects at the Government Dental College (GDC) and Hospital, Srinagar. The meeting was held at the GDC and it reviewed physical, financial components viz-a-viz physical achievements; position/availability of funds; staff strength; status of […]

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Private Hospital penalized for violating norms in Srinagar

Srinagar: The field executives of Legal Metrology Department today fined a private hospital in Srinagar after a surprise inspection revealed that the Private Hospital was using non-standard person weighing machines instead of mandatory120 kg capacity person -weighing scales and standard height-gauge. The management of hospital was penalized at Rs 5000 for the lapse. Moreover, in […]

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Udhampur man’s killing by ‘cow vigilantes’: Unfortunate incident, says governor

Udhampur man’s killing by ‘cow vigilantes’: Unfortunate incident, says governor

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik has condemned the loss of a precious life in an “unfortunate incident” at Bhaderwah in Doda district. Nayeem Ahmad, a middle-aged man, was murdered by alleged cow vigilantes at around 2 a.m. on Thursday. According to a statement issued here, Governor urged the people not to take law and order […]

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Civilian Killings: Shutdown, Restrictions In Kashmir Valley

Civilian Killings: Shutdown, Restrictions In Kashmir Valley

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian/Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed on Friday in Kashmir Valley on the call by Joint Resistance Leadership against the civilian killings during the month of Ramazan. INS correspondents from south Kashmir said that a complete shutdown is being observed in all the districts of South Kashmir. Five militants, two civilians and […]

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In Pictures: Restrictions In Srinagar Parts

In Pictures: Restrictions In Srinagar Parts

Authorities have placed restrictions in parts of Srinagar’s Old City on Friday, a day after two civilians and five militants were killed in South Kashmir. A shutdown is being also observed against the killings including that of a civilian youth in government forces action in Pattan area of Baramulla district. Pictures by Zargar Zahoor

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Train Services From Banihal To Baramulla To remain Suspended Tomorrow  

Train Services From Banihal To Baramulla To remain Suspended Tomorrow  

Srinagar: The railway authorities have decided to suspend train service from Banihal to Baramulla and vice versa on Friday. A railway official told INS that the decision has been taken in view of the apprehensions of law and order situation in Valley.

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All 4 Guv Advisors discuss measures to ensure regular traffic movement on highway, Mughal Road

Srinagar: Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, K K Sharma and K Skandan today jointly chaired a high level meeting to discuss the status of works undertaken for maintenance of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway keeping in view the regular incidents of landslides resulting its blockage. The meeting also discussed the action plan for […]

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Bank starts full-fledged treasury operations centre in Srinagar

Bank starts full-fledged treasury operations centre in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 16: “J&K Bank plays a very important role in the economic development of J&K state and the economic prosperity of the state is interwoven with the financial soundness of the J&K Bank. It is an instrument of financial management in the state and this bestows a great responsibility on the J&K Bank team.. […]

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Establish road side amenities along Mughal Road immediately: Div Com to Officers

Establish road side amenities along Mughal Road immediately: Div Com to Officers

Srinagar: To ensure hassle free journey for commuters, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned officers to establish road side amenities along historic Mughal road immediately. The Divisional Commissioner made the direction while reviewing various issues pertaining to the road. The Divisional Commissioner directed Chief Engineer Mughal Road to start repair work […]

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Advisor Sharma administers oath to Lokesh Jha as Chairman JKSERC

Srinagar: The Advisor to the Governor KK Sharma on Thursday administered oath to Lokesh Dutt Jha as Chairman J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JKSERC). Several Administrative Secretaries and Chief Engineers and other senior officers attended the function. Speaking on the occasion, the Advisor hoped that the Commission would start discharging its duties of providing the […]

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3 militants killed, soldier injured as gunfight ends in Shopian

3 militants killed, soldier injured as gunfight ends in Shopian

Srinagar: Three militants were killed and an army soldier was injured as a gunfight at Handew area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district ended on Thursday. Reports said that a joint team of government forces launched a cordon and search in the afternoon. As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired […]

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KU postpones entrance test scheduled tomorrow

KU postpones entrance test scheduled tomorrow

Srinagar: The Kashmir University (KU) has postponed tomorrow’s entrance test to May 23 for admission to post graduate programmes. “The time and venue will remain unchanged,” read the notification.

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Gunfight breaks out in Shopian

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian

Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces started at Handew village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday. A police official said that the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the militants hiding there fired upon the forces, triggering off an encounter. The intermittent firing was going on when this report was filed.

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Kupwara youth goes missing, family protests

Tassaduq Hussain Kupwara: A family from Lalpora Batpora in northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district held a protest demonstration in Lolab, seeking whereabouts of their son who has gone missing after he left home to offer prayers late in the evening. Zakir Ahamd Bhat, a 12th standard student, of Batpora Lalpora according to the family has not […]