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Pulse polio immunization program held across Kashmir

Srinagar: The first phase of Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Programme was today held across Kashmir during which thousands of children under the age of 5 years were administered anti-polio vaccine to protect them against the crippling disease. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary launched the programme at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) […]

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Resume normal life on March 11: JRL

Srinagar: Termed the NIA summons to chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani’s son Syed Naseem Geelani as sheer “political vendetta”, Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday asked people that normal life should be resumed on March 11 and that any program will be communicated to […]

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No photographs of any Defence personnel to be used in ads by political parties: ECI

No photographs of any Defence personnel to be used in ads by political parties: ECI

Jammu: The Election Commission of India Saturday issued an advisory to political parties asking them not to use photographs of any Defence personnel in their advertisements for the upcoming elections. In a communication to heads of all recognized National and State Political Parties, ECI stated that the Ministry of Defence has brought to the notes […]

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ECI’s decision of not conducting Lok Sabha, Assembly polls together in J&K shows how BJP mishandled J&K: Omar

ECI’s decision of not conducting Lok Sabha, Assembly polls together in J&K shows how BJP mishandled J&K: Omar

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said the decision of Election Commission of India not to hold Lok Sabha and Assembly  together in Jammu and Kashmir shows how badly the BJP and earlier the BJP-PDP mishandled J&K. “In 2014 we had Lok Sabha elections on time & assembly elections on […]

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Only Lok Sabha elections to be held for now in J&K: ECI

Only Lok Sabha elections to be held for now in J&K: ECI

Srinagar: : The Election Commission of India on Sunday announced that only lok sahba elections would be held for now. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora accompanied by Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra alongwith the team of officers from Election Commission of India, conducted a two day review of Poll Preparedness of Jammu and […]

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5 phases polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir is going to have five phased Lok Sabha elections, Election Commission of India announced on Sunday.

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Lok Sabha polls: 7-phase election from April 11, last phase on May 19

Lok Sabha polls: 7-phase election  from April 11, last phase on May 19

New Delhi: Th election Commission of India on Sunday announced 7-phased election beginning from April 11. The 2nd phase of polling is on April 18, Phase-3 on 23 April, Phase 4 on April 29, Phase 5 on May 6, phase 6 on May 12 and last phase on May 19

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Model Code Of Conduct Comes Into Force

Model Code Of Conduct Comes Into Force

Srinagar: The model code of conduct has come into effect on Sunday evening, the Election Commission announced in New Delhi.

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Jammu, Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporations: Dr. Sreedharan appointed as Principal Advisor

Jammu: Government today approved the appointment of Dr. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, the “Metro Man” as the Principal Advisor to the two Mass Rapid Transit Corporations in the State. It may be recalled that the Government has recently approved setting up of two Mass Rapid Transit Corporations in the State, namely the Jammu Mass Rapid Transit Corporation […]

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Gunfight, clashes in Pinglish Tral

Gunfight, clashes in Pinglish Tral

Basharat Rashid Pulwama: A gunfight between militants and government forces has started in Pinglish village of Tral sub district on Sunday afternoon. Official sources said that Army, CRPF’s 180 batallion and Police launched cordon and search operation in Pinglish on Sunday morning. The hiding militants, the sources said, opened fire which was retaliated by joint […]

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Civilian injured as India, Pak armies exchange artillery fire along LoC in Uri   

Civilian injured as India, Pak armies exchange artillery fire along LoC in Uri   

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A civilian was injured as India and Pakistan armies in violation of ceasefire exchanged mortar shells along Line of Control in Kamalkote Uri area in north Kashmir Baramulla district on Sunday afternoon. Reports said a civilian Riyaz Ahmad Khatania son of Sadar Din Khatania of Shahdara Kamalkote Uri was injured and he […]

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Local Dailies Print Blank Front Page, KEG Protest Against Denial Of Govt Ads To 2 Newspapers

Local Dailies Print Blank Front Page, KEG Protest Against Denial Of Govt Ads To 2 Newspapers

Srinagar: Most of the leading newspapers in the Kashmir valley printed a blank front page on Sunday as a mark of protest against the “continued denial and unexplained halt to the rightful disbursal of government advertisements” to two newspapers by the state government. The Kashmir Editors’ Guild (KEG) said that the state government has stopped […]

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Pulse polio immunization campaign starts in J&K

Pulse polio immunization campaign starts in J&K

The pulse polio immunization campaign started Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir and it is likely to target 20,78,313 children between 0-5 years, health officials said. Among the 20,78,313 children includes 11,58, 513 from Kashmir, 8,76,884 from Jammu and 42, 916 children from Ladakh. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar along with other officers visited various heath centres in […]

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Jammu grenade blast victim from Anatnag was sole earner in family

Jammu grenade blast victim from Anatnag was sole earner in family

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: One of the two persons killed in a grenade blast at bus stand Jammu was sole breadwinner, said his family on Sunday. Reyaz Ahmad Pala (in his late 20s), a shawl vendor, was killed along with 17-year-old Mohammad Shariq from Uttarakhand in the blast at bus stand Jammu on Thursday. Reyaz succumbed […]

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3 IAS, One KAS officers shifted

3 IAS, One KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: The administration has has ordered transfer of four officers, three of them IAS, in the administration. According to an order issued here by the General Administration Department Sarita Chauhan (IAS), Commissioner Secretary to the government , Higher Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Secretary to the government, school education department. Ajeet […]

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India, Pak armies resort to mortar shelling along LoC in Uri, house damaged

India, Pak armies resort to mortar shelling along LoC in Uri, house damaged

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: India and Pakistan armies resorted to mortar shelling in violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kamalkote area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Official sources told INS that Pakistani troopers resorted to “heavy shelling” on Indian army posts, which was “retaliated effectively”. A shell landed near the […]

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Shutdown in old Srinagar against NIA summon to Mirwaiz, Geelani’s son

Shutdown in old Srinagar against NIA summon to Mirwaiz, Geelani’s son

Srinagar: A shutdown is being observed in Srinagar’s Old City against National Investigation Agency’s summon to the Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and son of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Mirwaiz, who is Kashmir’s chief cleric and world renowned religious scholar, and Geelani’s son Syed Naseem Geelani have been summoned to New […]

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Schedule announced for Ist phase of Hajj orientation programme

Schedule announced for Ist phase of Hajj orientation programme Srinagar: The State Haj Committee has announced dates and venues for the first phase of the compulsory Haj orientation-cum-training programme for pilgrims hailing from different districts of Kashmir division. The orientation for pilgrims from Anantnag will be held at Government Degree College Boys (Auditorium) Anantnag on […]

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Fake GST Firms racket busted, goods worth Rs. 48 lakh seized

Jammu: The State Taxes Department, Jammu busted a fake GST Firms racket operating from New Delhi and also in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. “On the basis of specific inputs the enforcement team of State Taxes Department, Jammu detained vehicle carrying goods worth Rs. 40 lakh to the State. “On physical inspection of the […]

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International Women’s Day celebrated at KU

Srinagar: On the International Women’s Day, the Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir organized a one-day program in collaboration with State Resource Centre for Women (J&K) at Ibn Khaldun Auditorium, Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir. The theme for the program to mark this years International Women’s Day was “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate […]

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Sajjad Lone, Imran Ansari ‘compliment’ Governor

Sajjad Lone, Imran Ansari ‘compliment’ Governor

Jammu: Sajjad Gani Lone and Imran Raza Ansari, former Ministers, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday and complimented him, an official spokesman said.Former Ministers apprised Governor about various issues relating to the equitable development and aspirations of the common masses. They complimented the Governor for taking several initiatives in redressing […]

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Pulwama: Villagers resent delay in Ganiegund-Sofigund road construction

Pulwama: Villagers resent delay in Ganiegund-Sofigund road construction

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: The residents of Sofigund village in Pulwama district’s Aripal tehsil are aggrieved of delay in the construction work on Ganiegund-Sofigund road by R&B Department. The inhabitants said that work to construct Ganiegund-Sofigund road was started two years back “but the work was stopped after few months.” “The road work was delayed due […]

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Police organizes singing, dancing, comedy programme in Awantipora

Police organizes singing, dancing, comedy programme in Awantipora

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: Awantipora police on Saturday organised an interaction-cum-cultural programme at district police lines ground in Jawbehara area of the district. The event was organised under Civic Action Programme in which performers showed their talent by performing various activities including singing, dancing and comedy. The Programme started in the morning at about 10:30 am, […]

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One person killed, another injured in Uri Road accident

Baramulla: One person was killed and another injured on Saturday when auto rickshaw met with an accident in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. According to reports, an auto (JKO5C-6326), on way to Baramulla from Bagna Norkha Uri, met with an accident at Bagna mode, resulting into on the spot death of […]

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Suspected militants abduct soldier in Budgam

Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: Suspected militants kidnapped an army soldier of JAKLI unit from his residence at Qazipora village of Chadoora in this central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday evening. While sources confirmed abduction of the soldier Mohammad Yaseen,a police official told the INS that a police team has been rushed to the spot to “ascertain […]

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J&K has a Health Care Investment Policy

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved the “State Health Care Investment Policy-2019”. The salient features of the Policy include (i) 30% subsidy on Capital Investment to be provided for setting up of Multi Speciality Hospitals, Super Speciality Hospitals, Medical Colleges, Nursing Colleges […]

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SAC approves creation of 33 posts in GMC Jammu, Srinagar

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 33 posts in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar. The posts include 1 post each of Chief Occupational Therapist, Head Occupational Therapist, Senior Occupational Therapist, Junior […]

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Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover: Govt Asks Executing Agencies To Complete Project Strictly Within 2 Months

Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover: Govt Asks Executing Agencies To Complete Project Strictly Within 2 Months

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Friday strictly instructed the concerned executing agencies to complete the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover within two months. The DC who made these instructions in a meeting with executing agencies and contractors. He strictly directed the concerned agencies and contractors to work in double shifts and ensure that the […]

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Schools across the district to be equipped with basic minimum facilities: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Friday said all government schools in the district will be equipped with basic minimum facilities under the convergence of departments programme. The DC who was speaking in a meeting of school education officers said all schools will be equipped with ramps, toilets, power and water supplies, furniture […]

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Kashmir Editors Guild dismayed by denial of govt ads to 2 newspapers

Kashmir Editors Guild dismayed by denial of govt ads to 2 newspapers

Srinagar: the Kashmir Editors Guild expressed dismay over the continued denial of government advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader “At a time when world’s largest democracy is readying for one of the major electoral exercises on earth, the Kashmir Editors Guild is lamenting over the continued denial and unexplained halt to the rightful disbursal […]

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Day in pictures

Day in pictures
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DNA, Cyber Forensic Divisions inaugurated at FSL Srinagar

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today inaugurated DNA Division and Cyber Forensic Division at Forensic Science Lab (FSL) at Bemina, here today. The inaugural event was attended by Director FSL J&K Anad Kumar Jain , Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan, IG Kashmir S P Pani, Joint Director FSL J&K Shahul Ahmad Kant and […]

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Political parties supporting ‘banned organizations’ siding with separatists: Governor, reviews security situation in Jammu

Political parties supporting ‘banned organizations’ siding with separatists: Governor, reviews security situation in Jammu

Jammu: Political parties which are coming out in support of “banned organizations” are making their position clear and are siding with separatists, Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Thursday. He convened a high level meeting at the Raj Bhavan this evening and reviewed the present law and order situation in the State in the aftermath […]

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46-day Amarnath Yatra begins from July 1

46-day Amarnath Yatra begins from July 1

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 36th Board Meeting held today at Raj Bhavan, Jammu. Those present at the meeting included BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary and Members of the Board including Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj; D.C. Raina; Pt. Bhajan Sopori; Prof. Anita Billawaria; Dr. […]

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Governor ‘strongly condemns’ grenade attack in Jammu, announces ex-gratia

Governor ‘strongly condemns’ grenade attack in Jammu, announces ex-gratia

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has strongly condemned a grenade attack at the Bus Stand in Jammu district. In a message, Governor has expressed deep shock and anguish on the cowardly attack at Jammu Bus Stand in which a person lost his life and several others were injured. He has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to […]

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Gulmarg, Pahalgam receive fresh snow, overnight rains lash other parts of Valley

Gulmarg, Pahalgam receive fresh snow, overnight rains lash other parts of Valley

Srinagar: Gulmarg, the world famous skiing place, and the hill resort of Pahalgam witnessed fresh snowfall while other areas of Valley including this summer capital of the state witnessed rains overnight, meteorological department said on Thursday. A MeT official told INS that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 3.8 Degrees Celsius last night and 0.7 […]

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Militant killed, internet snapped in Handwara, Sopore

Militant killed, internet snapped in Handwara, Sopore

Tassaduq Hussain Kupwara: A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with government forces at Baderpayee Handwara in this north Kashmir district. The encounter, sources said, ensued after militants attacked Army late last night during a cordon-and-search-operation in the area. There was a brief exchange of gunfire late Wednesday night during which a militant was […]

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Under participatory plantation initiative, 2 lakhs saplings being planted in Srinagar

Srinagar: Under an ambitious participatory plantation initiative, more than 2 lakh saplings would be planted across Srinagar city during current year by reaching out to every household. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir will launch this “Green Srinagar” initiative of District Administration, Srinagar soon. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar finalised arrangements in a meeting attended by Jt Director Planning, DFO […]

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Cluster University Srinagar change in exam centres

Cluster University Srinagar change in exam centres

  Srinagar: Cluster University Srinagar on Wednesday announced a change in test centres for the students scheduled to appear in Common Aptitude Test on March 7. A varsity spokesman, in a statement, said the exam centre of students bearing roll numbers from 196297 to 196608 has been shifted from Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh […]

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Ganai visits FCI godown lethpora, stress on adequate stocking

Ganai visits FCI godown lethpora, stress on adequate stocking

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Oil Companies to ensure adequate storage and supplies in Kashmir Valley. He inspected FCI godown Lethpora and inspected stock and supply position of food grains there. He inspected bottling plant of HPCL and enquired about the stock position there. […]

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No further extension in winter vacations after March 9: Advisor Ganai

No further extension in winter vacations after March 9: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, who holds the charge of Education Department On Tuesday said that there will be no further extension in winter vacations beyond March 9 and all schools, colleges will open from March 11.Chairing a high level meeting attended by the Vice Chancellors, College Principals, Controller of Examinations and Director […]

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Not Authoritarianism, Talks Only Will Address Issues: JRL Tells GoI

Not Authoritarianism, Talks Only Will Address Issues: JRL Tells GoI

Srinagar: Talks and dialogue and not authoritarianism is solution to issues, Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Wednesday. In a joint statement, the JRL said that the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, arrest of hundreds of its leaders and cadres, the assault on the State’s hereditary state […]

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NIA Arrests Awantipora Youth For 4 Grenade Blasts In Jalandhar Punjab Last Year

NIA Arrests Awantipora Youth For 4 Grenade Blasts In Jalandhar Punjab Last Year

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday claimed arrested of youth from Awantipora for his involvement in four grenade blasts at Jalandhar area of Punjab in September last year. In a press release, NIA claimed involvement of Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH) headed by Zakir Musa in the four grenade blasts in which one policeman was injured on […]

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Conducive atmosphere must for elections: ECI, winds up 2-Day visit to J&K

Conducive atmosphere must for elections: ECI, winds up 2-Day visit to J&K

Jammu: Conducive atmosphere is must for free and fair polls, Election Commission of India (ECI) headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Sunil Arora said as the commission wind up a 2-day visit to J&K. The full-bench ECI arrived on Monday for consultations with various political parties, state administration and other stakeholders on the forthcoming election. […]

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Decision On Movement Of Traffic On Highway To Be Taken After Srinagar-Bound Vehicles Cleared: Officials

Decision On Movement Of Traffic On Highway To Be Taken After Srinagar-Bound Vehicles Cleared: Officials

Srinagar: Decision regarding the movement of vehicles on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, shall be taken on Wednesday, authorities said on Tuesday evening. “Today traffic movement was disrupted on highway due to landslide at Salad near Kharpora between Ramban- Banihal,” reads a statement by traffic department. […]

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PM-SYM pension scheme launched across Kashmir

Srinagar: The Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Mandhan (PM-SYMD) pension scheme was today launched across various districts in Kashmir and Ladakh divisions simultaneously after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the scheme in the country. AT SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary launched the PM-SYM scheme at an impressive function. ADC Srinagar, Assistant Labour […]

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Any tinkering with State subject law will be resisted tooth and nail: JRL

Any tinkering with State subject law will be resisted tooth and nail: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik once again reiterated that any tinkering with the State subject law through judicial route will be resisted tooth and nail by the people of entire state. In a statement issued here, the Leadership said that the case regarding Article 35A […]

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Almost All Political Parties Want Parliamentary, Assembly Polls In Tandem: ECI

Almost All Political Parties Want Parliamentary, Assembly Polls In Tandem: ECI

Jammu: Almost all political parties voiced the need to have parliamentary and assembly elections conducted at the earliest in the State, election commission of India said after wrapping up 2-day visit to Valley. “The political parties said the recent turnout in the Panchayat and ULB elections, suggests that general population in the State wishes to […]

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Army Commander Reviews Security In Valley

Army Commander Reviews Security In Valley

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived in Srinagar on Monday for a two day visit to review the prevailing security situation in the region. The Army Commander visited hinterland units and formations in South Kashmir and was briefed about the current situation as also the recent counter militancy operations, a defence […]

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Only Heavy Vehicles To Move Towards Srinagar On Highway Tomorrow: Officials  

Only Heavy Vehicles To Move Towards Srinagar On Highway Tomorrow: Officials  

Srinagar: The authorities have decided to allow only heavy motor vehicles towards Srinagar on the strategic highway tomorrow. “Today traffic movement affected on Jammu Srinagar highway due to intermittent shooting stones near Sharika Mandir and between Ramban- Banihal stretch,” a traffic department official said. “Subject to fair weather/clearance of road tomorrow, only stranded  vehicles i.e. […]