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Samoon given charge of Technical Education, Hirdesh Transport Department

Samoon given charge of Technical Education, Hirdesh Transport Department

Jammu, May 22: As per government order issued here today, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS (JK:1993), Principal Secretary, School Education Department, holding additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Transport Department, shall hold the charge of Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, relieving Navin Kumar Choudhary, IAS, Principal Secretary Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department of the additional […]

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Govt to notify over 10,000 posts for Accelerated Recruitment for Domiciles

Govt to notify over 10,000 posts for Accelerated Recruitment for Domiciles

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today emphasized on simplification of recruitment procedures and maintaining transparency to ensure faster and flawless recruitments. He was chairing a high level meeting held at the Raj Bhavan here today to review the progress made for accelerated recruitments at various levels in the Government with particular focus on Class-IV […]

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Govt brings back 85521 stranded residents of J&K till date

Govt brings back 85521 stranded residents of J&K till date

Jammu: Nearly, 85521 J&K residents, stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic, have been brought back to the UT by the Jammu and Kashmir government through 24 COVID special trains, 3 flights besides scores of buses after strictly observing all necessary preventive measures regarding the Virus. As per the […]

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Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, May 22: If you have healthy levels of vitamin D, you are less likely to get severe disease from the novel coronavirus, said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday in a communiqué. “Having adequate levels of vitamin D reduces your risk of dying from Covid-19,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “People with […]

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Wearing masks mandatory in Ganderbal, defaulters to be penalized

Wearing masks mandatory in Ganderbal, defaulters to be penalized

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: The administration in Ganderbal on Friday made wearing masks or facial cotton covers mandatory for the people of the central Kashmir district and warned defaulters of fine which would be at least Rs 500 to be paid on the spot. The deputy commissioner Ganderbal Shafqat Iqbal in an order issued here underlined […]

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Highway Reopens, stranded traffic being cleared

Highway Reopens, stranded traffic being cleared

Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only road link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, reopened for traffic and stranded vehicles, almost 2000 of them including trucks were allowed on priority, officials said on Friday. The Highway was closed for traffic on Thursday afternoon after massive landslides near Panthyal along the highway. Around 2000 vehicles, mainly […]

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Day 4: Mobile Internet Remains Suspended In Srinagar

Day 4: Mobile Internet Remains Suspended In Srinagar

Srinagar: Mobile internet services remained suspended in Srinagar for the fourth consecutive day on Friday. The internet and voice calling was suspended at around dawn on May 19 as soon as a gunfight erupted in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar which eventually culminated in the killing of two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants including Junaid Sehrai, youngest son […]

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Around 1000 people from JK stranded in UAE demand direct flights

Around 1000 people from JK stranded in UAE demand direct flights

Srinagar: Around 1000 people from Jammu and Kashmir, stranded in UAE amid coronavirus lockdown, have urged authorities in J&K to arrange direct flights for them. “There are altogether more than 1000 JK people still in UAE who wants to fly back to home in direct flights. The stranded include 120 emergencies including 30 pregnant ladies,” […]

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Leopard carcass found in Ashmuqam Anantnag

Leopard carcass found in Ashmuqam Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A leopard was found dead on Thursday at a village in Ashmuqam area of this south Kashmir district. The area falls within the jurisdiction of Bijbehara forest division, a forest official said. “Some villagers spotted the carcass of the leopard in Ashmuqam village,” a senior forest department official said. It was not […]

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21 Cops, Intern Doctor Among 59 New Cases, 8 More Recover In J&K

21 Cops, Intern Doctor Among 59 New Cases, 8 More Recover In J&K

Srinagar: Twenty-one policemen and an intern doctor were among the 59 fresh cases of the COVID-19 infection in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. With these cases, the overall tally has mounted to 1449—1238 in Kashmir and 211 in Jammu. Among them 745 are active cases—140 in Jammu and 605 in Valley while 684 patients have […]

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4 KAS Officers Shifted

4 KAS Officers Shifted

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered the transfer of four KAs officers in the interest of administration. As per an order issued here, Farooq Ahmad Shah, KAS, Custodian General, J&K, has been transferred and shall await further orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department. Suriya Jabeen, KAS, Managing Director, JAKFED, has been […]

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83334 stranded residents evacuated so far: Govt

83334 stranded residents evacuated so far: Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has arranged 23 COVID special trains, 3 flights besides scores of buses to bring back the residents of J&K, stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols. Nearly, 83334 J&K residents have been brought back to […]

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KP delegations call on LG, term Domicile Law a historic milestone

KP delegations call on LG, term Domicile Law a historic milestone

JAMMU, MAY 21: Representatives of various organizations of Kashmiri Pandit Community including Kashmiri Pandit Welfare Organizations and All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee today called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan, and expressed their gratitude towards Government of India and J&K UT Administration for the introduction of new Domicile Law in […]

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People put in administrative quarantine in RS Pora complain lack of facilities

People put in administrative quarantine in RS Pora complain lack of facilities

Sohail Punjabi Jammu: A number of people put in administrative quarantine in RS Pora Jammu on Thursday complained lack of facilities especially on account of washrooms. A number of people called INS that the quarantine center housed in an Ashram has just one bathroom and they are finding it difficult to cope with it in […]

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Pulwama: Cop killed, another critically injured in militant attack

Pulwama: Cop killed, another critically injured in militant attack

Pulwama: A policeman was killed and another critically injured after militants attacked a joint police and paramilitary CRPF party in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday. A police officer said that the militants fired indiscriminately at the joint naka near Prichoo area of Pulwama, resulting in injuries to two policemen who were been removed […]

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Pulwama: Cop killed, another critically injured in militant attack

Pulwama: A policeman was killed and another critically injured after militants attacked a joint police and paramilitary CRPF party in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday. A police officer said that the militants fired indiscriminately at the joint naka near Prichoo area of Pulwama, resulting in injuries to two policemen who were been removed […]

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Highway closed, around 2000 vehicles stranded

Highway closed, around 2000 vehicles stranded

Sohail Punjabi Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, was closed on Thursday afternoon. Official sources said that the strategic thoroughfare was closed after massive landslides near Panthal along the highway. Around 2000 vehicles, mainly trucks, have been stranded due to the closure, the sources said. Ajay […]

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Kashmir reports 2nd COVID-19 Death, Toll Mounts To 20

Kashmir reports 2nd COVID-19 Death, Toll Mounts To 20

Srinagar: A day after an 80-year-old woman died at SMHS hospital here, her samples for novel coronavirus returned positive for the pathogen on Thursday, taking the Jammu and Kashmir’s death toll due to the disease to 20. Earlier, around noon, a 70-year-old woman from Parisabad Budgam, who had tested positive for the disease few days […]

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Govt appoints B R Sharma as PSC Chairman

Govt appoints B R Sharma as PSC Chairman

Jammu May 21: Government of Jammu and Kashmir has appointed B R Sharma, former IAS Officer, as Chairman Public Service Commission for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. As per an order issued here today in this regard, Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has appointed Sh. Sharma as PSC Chairman […]

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Elderly Budgam Covid-19 woman dies, J&K death toll 19

Elderly Budgam Covid-19 woman dies, J&K death toll 19

Srinagar: A 70-year-old woman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district, who had tested positive for the novel coranavirus few days ago, died at a hospital here on Thursday. Her death has taken the overall toll due to the disease in Jammu and Kashmir to 19. The woman, a resident of Parisabad Budgam, died at the CD […]

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3 youths held in Kupwara, day after pictures wielding guns surface on social media

3 youths held in Kupwara, day after pictures wielding guns surface on social media

Kupwara: Three youths whose photographs surfaced yesterday on social media holding guns and announcing that they had joined militant ranks, were arrested from Gujarpatti Ganbugh area of Sogam Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. SSP Kupwara Shri Ram Ambarkar told a local news agency that on basis of specific information, a joint team […]

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Domicile Certificate must for BOPEE exams

Domicile Certificate must for BOPEE exams

Jammu: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has ordered that any candidate interested in appearing in any entrance test, conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), must possess Domicile Certificate issued under the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules,2020. In a Notification issued today the government stated the, […]

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Domicile Certificate’ Replaces PRC For Admission In Education Institutions

Domicile Certificate’ Replaces PRC For Admission In Education Institutions

Srinagar: Government on Wednesday ordered that the requirement of ‘Permanent Resident Certificate’ wherever prescribed for admission into Educational Institutions shall be replaced with ‘Domicile Certificate’. “With the enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, series of constitutional changes have been effected. In terms of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Removal of Difficulties) Order, […]

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73 More Test Positive, J&K Tally Nears 1400 Mark

73 More Test Positive, J&K Tally Nears 1400 Mark

Srinagar: 73 persons including two pregnant women on Monday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, pushing the overall tally of the covid-19 patients in Jammu and Kashmir inch closer to 1400 mark. Official sources said that among the cases, 20 were from Jammu, 17 from Kupwara, 8 from Baramulla, five each from Anantnag, Kulgam and […]

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Govt evacuates 78902 stranded JK residents so far

Govt evacuates 78902 stranded JK residents so far

JAMMU, MAY 20: The government has transported over 78902 residents of J&K, residents stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic, back to their hometowns through COVID special trains, buses and flights. Likewise, the first train carrying 1184 outbound migrant workers has left from Katra for Chattrapur, MP besides the […]

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Cannot afford to lower guard, maintain high level of alertness: CS

Cannot afford to lower guard, maintain high level of alertness: CS

Jammu: “Though restrictions under Lockdown 4.0 have been eased to facilitate people movement and economic activity, however, we cannot afford to lower our guard and shall be required to maintain a high level of alertness in order to keep the spread of Coronavirus infection under check in Jammu & Kashmir”, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said […]

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2 BSF soldiers killed in militant attack In Ganderbal

2 BSF soldiers killed in militant attack In Ganderbal

Srinagar: Two BSF personnel were killed when militants attacked a party of 37 batallion of the paramilitary forces near Pandach area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday afternoon. Official sources said that the militants fired discriminately at the BSF party near old road Pandach, resulting in serious injuries to two personnel who were evacuated […]

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HC grants govt 10 more days for response to Sagar plea against PSA detention

HC grants govt 10 more days for response to Sagar plea against PSA detention

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday granted “last and final opportunity” of ten days to the government for filing a counter-affidavit to the plea challenging detention under Public Safety Act of Ali Muhammad Sagar, General Secretary of National Conference. As the hearing of the plea started before Justice Sindhu Sharma, Senior Additional […]

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Young woman from Anantnag dies at SKIMS, J&K’s Covid-19 toll now at 18

Young woman from Anantnag dies at SKIMS, J&K’s Covid-19 toll now at 18

Srinagar, May 20: A 40-year-old Covid-19 patient from Bijbhera Anantnag died at SKIMS Soura late last night, making her the 18th victim of the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. Nodal officer for coronavirus control at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo said that the woman was admitted from last few days […]

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‘Anti Corona Task Force Not Only Speak But Act’

‘Anti Corona Task Force Not Only Speak But Act’

Srinagar: Anti Corona Task Force with thousands of volunteers across the country are working on war foot, round the clock at all levels of State, District and Villages. On 11th May 2020, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat Government of India (CDS) extended his support to Anti Corona Task Force. Many top national and international […]

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HC contributes 50 lakh towards PM CARES Fund, 20 lakh towards JK Relief Fund

HC contributes 50 lakh towards PM CARES Fund, 20 lakh towards JK Relief Fund

Jammu: In a full Court resolution, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir had decided to contribute Rs. 50 Lac to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES FUND) raised for combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It was also resolved that High Court shall contribute the remaining collected amount to […]

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Hailstorm in Tral villages damage crops, fruits

Hailstorm in Tral villages damage crops, fruits

Basharat Rashid Tral: Hailstorm was witnessed in scores of villages in South Kashmir’s Tral sub-district, locals said. They said that intense hailstorm continued for almost 15 minutes and destroyed the crops, fruits, vegetables in the villages like Panner Jagir, Bhatnoor, Mandoora and Chewa. One of the locals said that hailstorm was witnessed for second time […]

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One CAT Bench Each At Srinagar, Jammu: HC Seeks ‘Competent Authority’s’ View By May 29

One CAT Bench Each At Srinagar, Jammu: HC Seeks ‘Competent Authority’s’ View By May 29

Srinagar, May 19: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday sought “competent authority’s” view on suggestion for one CAT bench each at Jammu and Srinagar for now. Hearing separate petitions, a division bench of Justices Rajesh Bindal and Sanjay Dhar asked Vishal Sharma, Assistant Solicitor General of India, to seek instructions from the “competent […]

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JK Reports 28 New Cases, Covid-19 Crosses 1300-Mark

JK Reports 28 New Cases, Covid-19 Crosses 1300-Mark

Jammu, May 19: The Government Tuesday informed that 28 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), six from Jammu division and 22 from Kashmir division, have been reported, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 1317. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 1317 […]

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Advisor Baseer Khan interacts with religious leaders

Advisor Baseer Khan interacts with religious leaders

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer A Khan today interacted with several religious leaders and sought their cooperation vis-à-vis advising people to stay home during the upcoming religious occasions of Shabi i Qadr, Jumat ul Vida and Eid ul Fitr to help curb COVID-19. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal […]

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SKICC to be upgraded to top notch international level: Advisor Baseer

SKICC to be upgraded to top notch international level: Advisor Baseer

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer A Khan today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of SKICC here. The meeting was attended by Director SKICC Javed Bakshi, Executive Engineer SKICC, Manager Administration, Incharge Operations and incharge House Keeping and other officers. The meeting discussed works executed under PMDP which include development of tourist facilities […]

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Govt brings back 74218 stranded JK residents so far

Govt brings back 74218 stranded JK residents so far

Jammu: The government, fulfilling its commitment towards providing succour to J&K residents stranded outside UT due to lockdown imposed in the wake of global pandemic, has transported over 74218 residents of J&K back to their hometowns through COVID special trains, buses and flights. As per the detailed break up about the figures, the government has […]

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Govt Declares 11 Districts In J&K As Red Zones

Govt Declares 11 Districts In J&K As Red Zones

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday declared all but nine districts as Red Zones in J&K. According to an order issued by B.V.R.Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary and Chairperson State Executive Committee (NDMA), all districts in Kashmir except Ganderbal and Bandipora will continue to be Red Zones. Similarly, Kathua, Samba and Ramban districts of Jammu division […]

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COVID-19: LG visits Udhampur Railway station, takes stock of facilities

COVID-19: LG visits Udhampur Railway station, takes stock of facilities

Udhampur: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu along with First Lady of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Smita Murmu, today visited Railway Station Udhampur and took stock of the facilities being provided to the people of J&K who were stranded outside and are being brought back through special trains. Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner […]

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Domicile Rules Untimely: JKAP, Demands Freeze For now

Domicile Rules Untimely: JKAP, Demands Freeze For now

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Tuesday termed framing of new Jammu and Kashmir Domicile rules as inappropriate and untimely in absence of a popular government in J&K. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of JKAP said the new rules have been framed at a time when the whole country especially Jammu and […]

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Junaid Sehrai, His Hizb Associate Killed As Nawa Kadal Gunfight Ends

Junaid Sehrai, His Hizb Associate Killed As Nawa Kadal Gunfight Ends

Srinagar: Junaid Sehrai, son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, was among two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants killed in a gunfight with a joint team of police and paramilitary CRPF at Nawa Kadal Srinagar on Tuesday. “The operation has been concluded. Two militants including Junaid Ashraf Khan (Sehrai) were killed,” Director General of Police told reporters here. […]

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One more militant killed in Nawa Kadal gunfight

One more militant killed in Nawa Kadal gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and CRPF in Kanimazar area of Nawakadal here on Tuesday. One personnel each from SOG of police and paramilitary CRPF were also injured in the gunfight, sources said. “01 more unidentified (militant) killed in the ongoing operation. Further details shall follow,” […]

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NC Opposes Domicile Rules, Demands Immediate Revocation

NC Opposes Domicile Rules, Demands Immediate Revocation

Srinagar, May 19: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday vehemently opposed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020 and Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate ( Procedure) Rules 2020. In a statement released to press, the Party has stated that both the S.O 1229 (E) Domicile law and S.O 166 […]

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Nawakdal gunfight: Militant killed; Cop, CRPF men injured

Srinagar: an unidentified militant was killed while a CRPF personnel and policeman were injured in an ongoing gunfight in Kanimazar area of Nawakadal here on Tuesday. A senior police officer said that a militant has been killed. He said the identity and the group affiliation of the slain was being ascertained.”The operation is still in […]

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Time-Bound Inquiry Ordered Into Beating Of Ambulance Driver By Police In Pulwama

Time-Bound Inquiry Ordered Into Beating Of Ambulance Driver By Police In Pulwama

Pulwama: The administration has ordered a time-bound inquiry into the alleged beating of an ambulance driver from Sub District Hospital Shopian at Pulwama May 17. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer has appointed, Altaf Ahmad Khan, Additional District Magistrate Pulwama, as the inquiry officer. The officer has been asked to furnish the report within a […]

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Covid-19 Claims 55-Year-Old Man, J&K Toll Rises To 17

Covid-19 Claims 55-Year-Old Man, J&K Toll Rises To 17

Srinagar: A 55-year-old man was claimed as 17th victim by the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, officials said. Dr G H Yatoo, Nodal Officer Coronavirus control measures at SKIMS Soura, said that the man from Rafiabad, who was suffering from malignancy, died at the tertiary care hospital this morning. With the death, […]

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SOG cop injured in Nawadal gunfight, operation continues: Police

SOG cop injured in Nawadal gunfight, operation continues: Police

Mobile Phone, Internet Snapped In Srinagar  Srinagar: A policeman has been injured in a gunfight which started overnight between militants and a joint team of police and paramilitary CRPF in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar, officials said. “The operation was launched on a credible police input last night in Kanemazar Nawakadal Srinagar. Some exchange of […]

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Gunfight Breaks Out Nawa Kadal In Srinagar

Gunfight Breaks Out Nawa Kadal In Srinagar

Srinagar, May 19: A gunfight has started between militants and a joint team of police and paramilitary CRPF in Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar, officials said. “An encounter started at Kanemazar Nawakadal area of Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF are on the job,” a police spokesman said. Reports said upto two militants are […]

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HC Reserves Orders On Plea Against PSA Detention Of Mian Qayoom

HC Reserves Orders On Plea Against PSA Detention Of Mian Qayoom

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday reserved verdict on a petition challenging the dismissal of plea against detention under Public Safety Act of Mian Abdul Qayoom, president of Kashmir’s lawyers’ body. “Heard learned counsel for the parties. Orders reserved,” a division bench of Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul said […]

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Imran seeks special package for journalists

Imran seeks special package for journalists

Srinagar, May 18: Former Deputy Mayor Srinagar Sheikh Mohammed Imran on Monday urged Lieutenant Governor led administration to announce a special package for the journalists working on the ground. Imran in a statement issued to media stated that journalists are “our COVID warriors who risk their lives to provide authentic information particularly during the ongoing […]