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Army commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt visits Hazratbal shrine

Army commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt visits Hazratbal shrine

Srinagar: Army commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt on Wednesday visited the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar and paid rich obeisance at the revered shrine. He was conducted by Peer Abdul Qyoom while Vidhi Kumar Birdi (IPS) DIG CKR accompanied the Chinar Corps Commander during the visit, a defence ministry spokesman said here. “The Chinar Corps Commander […]

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Rs. 42.22 lacs realized as State Tax department continues drive against defaulters

Rs. 42.22 lacs realized as State Tax department continues drive against defaulters

Srinagar: Continuing with the drive against the tax defaulters, the Enforcement team led by Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, Additional Commissioner, State Taxes, (Administration & Enforcement) Kashmir along with State Taxes Officers of the department carried out inspections of dealers falling within the territorial jurisdiction of Districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal. The documents of the defaulting dealers […]

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State Emergency Operation Center at Humhama to be operational by May’

‘ Jammu: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Wednesday chaired a meeting to review the status of State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) being established at Humhama Srinagar. The SEOC will be the main command and control centre responsible for disaster management in the state including emergency service integration and will be fitted with state of […]

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SC defers hearing on sensitive J&K Resettlement Act

SC defers hearing on sensitive J&K Resettlement Act

Srinagar: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred hearing on a plea challenging the validity of the J&K Resettlement Act of 1982 amidst Jammu and Kashmir government’s prayer that matter should be heard after an elected Government is in place in the State. A 3-judge bench of the apex court deferred the hearing to a date […]

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Advisor Kumar For Making SKIMS Bemina Premier Healthcare Institution

Advisor Kumar For Making SKIMS Bemina Premier Healthcare Institution

Srinagar : Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar on Wednesday asked the concerned officers to put in strenuous efforts to make the SKIMS Medical College, Bemina a premier healthcare institution for catering to the people, especially living in north and central Kashmir. The Advisor was interacting with the doctors and paramedics here after laying the […]

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Snow forecast: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness

Snow forecast: DC Srinagar reviews preparedness

Srinagar: In view of the inclement weather forecast for the latter part of this week, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, chaired a meeting of heads of different departments to review the preparedness in the district. The meeting discussed zone-wise action plans prepared by the concerned departments to prevent interruption to services during […]

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Engagement for Taliban, Operation All-Out for Kashmir: Omar on Army Chief’s remarks

Engagement for Taliban, Operation All-Out for Kashmir: Omar on Army Chief’s remarks

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned government of India’s unwilling to look at engagement or political initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir. “We bat for talks with taliban, autonomy for Tibet & Tamil areas of Sri Lanka yet we are unwilling to look at engagement or political initiatives in J&K. Why is our policy all […]

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Shah Faesal resigns against ‘unabated killings in Kashmir, marginalization of Indian Muslims’

Shah Faesal resigns against ‘unabated killings in Kashmir, marginalization of Indian Muslims’

Srinagar: The 2009 topper of the UPSC civil services Shah Faesal on Wednesday resigned “to protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir and marginalization and invisiblization of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens.” In his ace book post, Shah Faesal also cited lack of any […]

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Shah Faesal likely to join NC; Bureaucracy’s loss is politics’ gain, says Omar

Shah Faesal likely to join NC; Bureaucracy’s loss is politics’ gain, says Omar

Srinagar: The 2009 topper of the UPSC civil services Shah Faesal has decided to join National Conference and is tipped to be the party’s contestant for Baramulla Lok Sabha seat, according to the reports. They said Shah Faesal has decided to call it a day as far as bureaucracy was concerned and foray into the […]

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Mercury Drops In Most Parts Of Kashmir, Gulmarg Shivers At Minus 10 Deg Cel

Mercury Drops In Most Parts Of Kashmir, Gulmarg Shivers At Minus 10 Deg Cel

Srinagar: The mercury dropped in most parts of Kashmir Valley as the world famous ski-resort Gulmarg was coldest at minus 10.0 Degree Celsius. According a meteorological department official here, Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, down from previous night’s minus 2.0 degree Celsius. The night temperature […]

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Fresh snowfall from Friday but it’s not going to be heavy: Sonam Lotus

Fresh snowfall from Friday but it’s not going to be heavy: Sonam Lotus

Srinagar: The Meteorological department here has forecast more snow from Friday but asserted that it was not going to be heavy as was seen last week. Director Meteorology, Sonum Lotus said a weather system has built up which will lead to fresh snowfall from Friday. However, he said that it may not be as heavy […]

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Div Com reviews progress on Srinagar Ring Road Project at HLC meeting

Div Com reviews progress on Srinagar Ring Road Project at HLC meeting

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday chaired 247th High-Level Committee (HLC) meeting of Syed Mirak Shah (SMS) Road, Khanyar-Zadibal-Pandach (KZP) Road and other developmental works of Circular Road Project to review the rehabilitation and disbursement of cash compensation to the people whose structures and land has come under the Project. The meeting held […]

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KU co- hosts 6th World Congress on Nanomedical Sciences

Srinagar: University of Kashmir is co-hosting the 6th World Congress on Nanomedical Sciences (ISNSCON-2018) which started on Jan 07, 2019 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The Congress will provide a platform to scientists to share a common dais and directly interact with globally renowned academicians, researchers and medical professionals, including Nobel laureates, from the area […]

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Snow Response: Advisor, CS compliments Kashmir Admin for ‘walking extra mile’

Snow Response: Advisor, CS compliments Kashmir Admin for ‘walking extra mile’

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Tuesday complimented the Divisional Administration Kashmir for walking extra mile to deal with the situation in the aftermath of the last week’s snowfall. “Administration’s visibility at the time of distress has the biggest soothing effect on people. When the officers are on […]

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Shrinking of space has pushed youth to wall: Omar, expresses concern over growing inclination to militancy

Shrinking of space has pushed youth to wall: Omar, expresses concern over growing inclination to militancy

Jammu: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed concern over growing inclination among Jammu and Kashmir youth towards militancy, saying shrinking of space has pushed them to the wall. “Compared to just a dozen or more youth drawn towards militancy in a span of years during my tenure as Chief Minister, far more […]

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Anantnag Rehbar-e-Khel aspirants protest delay in selection list

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Aspirants for Rehbar-e-Khel posts in District Anantnag on Tuesday demanded Deputy Commissioner Anantnag to issue final selection list without any further delay. The Rehbar-e-Khel candidates protest inside district commissioner office Anantnag and sought final selection list without any further delay. The protesters raising slogans and holding placards reads: “Publish selection list of […]

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DGP rewards 38 cops for working out robbery, ATM theft cases

DGP rewards 38 cops for working out robbery, ATM theft cases

Jammu: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has rewarded 38 Police personnel of Jammu and Kathua districts for showing professionalism and dedication while performing assigned duties in working out robbery and ATM theft cases. DGP accorded sanction to the grant of Class 1st Commendation Certificate along with cash reward to the 22 police personnel of […]

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Govt Declares Old SPS Museum Building As State Protected Monument

Govt Declares Old SPS Museum Building As State Protected Monument

Srinagar: The government has Old SPS Museum Building along with four kanals of land as State Protected Monument. “In exercise of powers conferred by Sub-Section (1) of Section 3 of Jammu & Kashmir Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, Samvat, 1977(1920-AD) (Act No. V of 1977), the Government on the recommendations of the Director, Archives, Archaeology & […]

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Govt reconstitutes screening committee to consider promotion of IPS officers to DGP or ADGP grade 

Govt reconstitutes screening committee to consider promotion of IPS officers to DGP or ADGP grade 

Srinagar: The government on Tuesday accorded sanction to the re-constitution of the Screening Committee headed by Chief Secretary to consider the promotion of IPS Officers to the grade of Director General of Police or Additional Director General of Police or equivalent posts. Besides chief secretary B.V.R Subrahmanyam (IAS) as chairman, the members of the committee […]

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Altaf Bukhari seconds Omar, calls 2002, 2008, 2015 coalitions ‘bitter experiments’

Altaf Bukhari seconds Omar, calls 2002, 2008, 2015 coalitions ‘bitter experiments’

Srinagar: Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday seconded the opinion of National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah who called for a decisive mandate in the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir for return of single party Government era in the State. “I personally believe that Kashmir has suffered a lot because […]

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Overnight cloud cover pushes up night temperatures in Kashmir

Overnight cloud cover pushes up night temperatures in Kashmir

Srinagar: Due to the cloud cover overnight, minimum temperatures in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh appreciated with Srinagar recording a low of minus 2 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in this summer capital of the state appreciated from minus 4.0 degree Celsius on previous night, a meteorological department official here told INS. The night temperature […]

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12th Class Result: Only 21 Boys Make It To Merit List As 95 Students Share Top 10 Positions In All Streams

12th Class Result: Only 21 Boys Make It To Merit List As 95 Students Share Top 10 Positions In All Streams

Srinagar: The girls have been outshining boys in the 12th class examinations on top ten positions in all streams for years. On Monday, the results declared by the J&K Board Of School Education were no different. While Home Science is opted by girls alone and 11 of them shared the top ten positions, the fairer […]

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52 percent pass 12th class exam, students of govt schools among toppers

52 percent pass 12th class exam, students of govt schools among toppers

Srinagar: 52 percent out of 69969 students were declared successful in the 12th class examinations, the results of which were declared by the J&K Board of School Education on Monday. Students of the government schools have come out with flying colors in Higher Secondary Part-II (12th class) examinations in Kashmir division bagging top positions. Displaying […]

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Coalition experiments have not worked well in J&K: Omar

Coalition experiments have not worked well in J&K: Omar

Jammu: National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday strongly pleaded for a single party government in Jammu and Kashmir, keeping in view the challenges and magnitude of problems faced to the people, saying experiment of coalitions has not worked well in the state. “In fact, the coalition culture has failed […]

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FCS&CA recovers Rs 6100 fine from erring traders

FCS&CA recovers Rs 6100 fine from erring traders

Srinagar: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Monday recovered a fine of Rs 6100 from 17 shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per a handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones inspected 75 business establishments in Chattabal, […]

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Srinagar Smart City: CEO discusses procurement of electric buses

Srinagar Smart City: CEO discusses procurement of electric buses

Srinagar: Chief Executive Officer, Srinagar Smart City Limited, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Monday convened a meeting to discuss the procurement of electric buses under the Srinagar Smart City Project. The meeting with the representatives of Tata Motors discussed the requirements and specifications of electric busses to be introduced for public transport in Srinagar under […]

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Post Snowfall: Div Com reviews, stock, supply position, working of FCS&CA Deptt

Post Snowfall: Div Com reviews, stock, supply position, working of FCS&CA Deptt

Srinagar: To check hoarding, profiteering and black marketing, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) including those of Leh and Kargil districts to constitute Special Task Force (STF) for regular inspection of stock and supply position of essential commodities including rice, wheat, sugar, LPG, kerosene oil, petrol and diesel […]

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Justice Hanjura appointed founding Chairperson as JK Law Commission takes shape 

Jammu: Justice (Retd) M K Hanjura has been appointed as the founding Chairperson of the Jammu & Kashmir State Law Commission. \According to an order issued by the Law Department, the terms and conditions of the Chairperson shall be governed by the Government Order No: 3379-LD(A) of 2017 dated: 04-08-2017. As per the said order […]

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Govt forms group of engineers for inspection of Jammu Ropeway Project

Govt forms group of engineers for inspection of Jammu Ropeway Project

Srinagar: The government on Monday constituted a group of senior engineers to act as technical inspectors from the State Government for inspection of Jammu Ropeway Project. The group comprises of Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department Jammu, Chief Engineer M&RE, Jammu, Superintending Engineer (civil) Jammu and Showkat Ahmad Bhat, deputy Manager (Mechanical), J&K State Cable Car […]

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J&KBOSE to declare12th class result at 8:30 p.m. today  

J&KBOSE  to declare12th class result at 8:30 p.m. today  

Srinagar: J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) will announce the results of 12th class at 8:30 p.m.. An official of the examination conducting body said said the results will be available at the J&KBOSE’s official website. The exams of class 12 were held in October-November last year. The results will be available on www.jkbose.ac.in and […]

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Hurriyat Conference led by Geelani disbands amalgam’s ‘Azad Kashmir Chapter’

Hurriyat Conference led by Geelani disbands amalgam’s ‘Azad Kashmir Chapter’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Monday disbanded the existing setup in amalgam’s “Azad Kashmir Chapter”. The decision was taken at an extra ordinary meeting of Hurriyat Conference under the chairmanship of Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora residence, according a statement issued by amalgam here said. The meeting was attended by […]

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Mehbooba calls PDP deserters ‘garbage’; Omar ridicules, says they’re honest while defending her last year

Mehbooba calls PDP deserters ‘garbage’; Omar ridicules, says they’re honest while defending her last year

Srinagar: As more than a dozen senior leaders quit Peoples Democratic Party since the PDP-BJP government fell in June last year, the PDP Chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called the her party deserters as “garbage”. Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah was quick to deride her or the comments, […]

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UJC blames ‘Indian agencies’ for Tral Sikh youth’s killing last week

UJC blames ‘Indian agencies’ for Tral Sikh youth’s killing last week

Srinagar: United Jihad Council, an amalgam of various militant outfits, on Monday blamed “Indian agencies” for last week’s killing a Sikh youth in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “In past also, India through the unknown murderers tried to divide the Kashmiri society and made umpteen attempts of civil war but failed as people […]

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After snowfall, mercury plummets: Srinagar shivers at -4 Deg Cel, Pahalgam colder than Leh at -12.5 Deg Cel

After snowfall, mercury plummets: Srinagar shivers at -4 Deg Cel, Pahalgam colder than Leh at -12.5 Deg Cel

Srinagar: Two days after season’s major snowfall, mercury plummeted across the Kashmir Valley with Pahalgam recording coldest with minus 12.5 Degrees Celsius, colder than Leh. A meteorological department official here told INS that the minimum temperature in this summer capital of the state settled at minus 4.0 degree Celsius against minus 1.2 degree Celsius on […]

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2 SPOs quit job in Pulwama village

2 SPOs quit job in Pulwama village

Pulwama: Two Special Police Officers (SPOs) from Hajin Payeen Village of Rajpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday announced resignations. Identified as Mudasir Ahmad Mir and Firdous Ahmad, they announced resignation on social media. Hajin Payeen is the same village where unknown gunmen barged in the house of an SPO and shot him […]

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Those Waving ISIS Flags Are Traitors. Militant Families Shouldn’t Let Mehbooba To Their Homes: Hizb Chief

Those Waving ISIS Flags Are Traitors. Militant Families Shouldn’t Let Mehbooba To Their Homes: Hizb Chief

“In our village, there was bitch and if it bite someone’s kid, it would not go into their premises. Mehbooba is so shameless that it does not matter her that she visits the homes of those with whose kin’s blood her hands are drenched. I would request the families of militants not to let her […]

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Separate exam for Kashmir Valley based candidates who missed NEET PG- 2019 exams due to inclement weather

Separate exam for Kashmir Valley based candidates who missed NEET PG- 2019 exams due to inclement weather

Jammu: In a major relief to the candidates of Kashmir Valley who could not reach their designated exam centers due to inclement weather and consequently were unable to appear in the NEET PG-2019 examination conducted by the National Board of Examination today across the country including at Srinagar and Jammu centers, the Board has decided to […]

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Chief Secretary lauds performance of JK Police

Chief Secretary lauds performance of JK Police

Jammu: Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam on Sunday lauded Jammu and Kashmir Police and described it one of the best forces in the country which is working in difficult situations to maintain law and order and ensure safety of people. Speaking at the concluding ceremony of 5-day Police Inter-Zone Sports Meet-2018, organized at Gulshan Ground here […]

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Separate NEET-PG exam for JK students: NBE

Separate NEET-PG exam for JK students: NBE

New Delhi: In the wake of inclement weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, National Board of Examinations (NBE) will hold a separate NEET-PG 2019 examination for students facing extreme difficulty in moving from Srinagar to their designated test centre due to complete blockage of air and road transport. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the […]

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Ganai asks Divisional Administration to ensure sufficient stock of essentials

Ganai asks Divisional Administration to ensure sufficient stock of essentials

Jammu: Advisor to the Governor,. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, on Sunday asked the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to check stock and supply position of essential commodities in consultation with the Deputy Commissioners and Director Food & Civil Supplies, in the wake of recent snowfall in Kashmir valley. He also issued similar instructions to the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, […]

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Governor: Mufti Sayeed was visionary political leader

Governor: Mufti Sayeed was visionary political leader

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has paid tribute to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, former Chief Minister of J&K, on his third death anniversary. In his message, Governor described Sh. Mufti Sayeed as a visionary political leader with a commitment to transform J&K into a developed and a prosperous State. Governor, who had known Sayeed for a […]

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6 arrested in nocturnal raids in Pulwama  

6 arrested in nocturnal raids in Pulwama  

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama: Six youths have been arrested by police during nocturnal raids in Rajpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Reports reaching INS said that during intervening night 5 and 6 January, government forces raided Rajpora and arrested six youths. Police sources confirmed the arrest and said that they were involved in various stone […]

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Govt forces launch CASO in Sopore

Govt forces launch CASO in Sopore

Sopore: Government forces on Sunday evening launched a cordon and search operation at Zaloora in north Kashmir’s Sopore town. Reports said that Army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles, SOG, 179 and 92 battalion CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in Lone Mohalla area of Zaloora. Locals said that a large number of troops were deployed in the area […]

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KCC&I lauds admin for ensuring minimal disruption of normal life due to snowfall

KCC&I lauds admin for ensuring minimal disruption of normal life due to snowfall

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday lauded the efforts put in by the administration for ensuring minimum disruption of normal life due to snowfall. Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that the administration appeared to be fully geared up on all fronts and not only VIP […]

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Tangdhar family receives bodies of kin who died in Bemina tragedy

Tangdhar family receives bodies of kin who died in Bemina tragedy

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A sombre mood engulfed Tangdhar when families received five bodies of their kin who were found dead inside their rented accommodation at Bemina in Srinagar on yesterday morning. The family had taken room on rent last week as one of the family members was getting treated at JVC Hospital. After completion of […]

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Bear caught in Anantnag village, to be released by wildlife officials in forest

Bear caught in Anantnag village, to be released by wildlife officials in forest

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: officials of Wild Life department on Sunday rescued a bear from Bamdoora Larkipora area of this south Kashmir Anantnag. Reports said that there was panic in the area from last couple of days after the wild bear was seen in area. An official of the wild life department told INS that net was laid […]

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Tral shuts on 4th consecutive day against militants killing

Tral shuts on 4th consecutive day against militants killing

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: A complete shutdown is being observed on fourth consecutive day on Sunday in Tral area of South Kashmir against the killing of three militants in an encounter with government forces at Gulshanpora forests on Thursday. All the shops and business establishments are closed in the area while public transport is off the […]

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Sopore remembers massacre by BSF in 1993

Sopore remembers massacre by BSF in 1993

Sopore: This north Kashmir town observed a complete shutdown Sunday to mark the 26th anniversary of Sopore massacre. On this day in 1993, at least 57 people were shot dead by personnel from paramilitary 94 battalion BSF who also set ablaze entire Sopore market. All shops and other business establishments remained closed in the town […]

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14-Hour Tral encounter ends as militant flees

14-Hour Tral encounter ends as militant flees

BASHARAT RASHID Tral : A day-long gunfight in Aripal village of Tral on Saturday concluded without any casualty to militants. The firefight and combing operation continued for around 14-hours. The gunfight had ensued after a cordon and search operation was launched by government forces in Aripal village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district early Saturday morning. […]

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Now Javaid Mustafa Mir resigns from PDP

Now Javaid Mustafa Mir resigns from PDP

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday received Saturday jolt when another senior leaders and a former minister decided to quit the party, taking the number of senior party leaders, including legislators, shunning the party to more than dozen since the PDP-BJP government fell in June last year. Senior leader and former minister Javaid Mustafa […]