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Day 20: Yatra crosses 2 lakh mark

Day 20: Yatra crosses 2 lakh mark

  Srinagar: Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman of the Board, today held a meeting at Raj Bhavan to review the to-date status of the ongoing Yatra, which commenced on 28th June 2018. Shri Umang Narula, CEO, and Shri Bhupinder Kumar, Addl. CEO of the Shrine Board, informed the Governor that due to the continuous rainfall overnight, […]

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Interviews for Class-IV Posts abolished

Interviews for Class-IV Posts abolished

Governor chairs 5th SAC meeting SRINAGAR: Governor, N N Vohra on Tuesday chaired the 5th meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan.  Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Shri Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting.  The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals […]

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38,8000 households yet to be electrified: Govt

38,8000 households yet to be electrified: Govt

. Srinagar: 38,8000households are yet to be electrified as per the standard definition in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N. N. Vohra was informed while reviewing the implementation of important schemes in the Power Sector in a meeting held Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor; Sh. B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; […]

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Govt forms panel to suggest measures for improving AEBAS

Govt forms panel to suggest measures for improving AEBAS

  Srinagar: The Government on Tuesday ordered constitution of a high-level official panel to assess the progress achieved in registration of employees on the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and overall attendance in the Civil Secretariat as well as in other offices. The Committee will also suggest measures on how to further improvise the […]

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Governor directs ‘double shift’ for manual cleaning of Dal Lake

Governor directs ‘double shift’ for manual cleaning of Dal Lake

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a meeting to review the ongoing Dal-Nageen Lake Conservation, Management and Rehabilitation programmes. Sh. B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor; Sh. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Sh. K.B. Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department; Sh. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor; Sh. Navin Choudhary, Principal Secretary Finance; Sh. Baseer Khan, […]

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Summoning Srinagar Reporter By NIA To Delhi Aimed To Overawe Kashmir’s Journalist Fraternity: JRL

Summoning Srinagar Reporter By NIA To Delhi Aimed To Overawe Kashmir’s Journalist Fraternity: JRL

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Tuesday condemned summoning of Kashmir Observer reporter Aquib Javed and said that such kind of action is aimed to intimidate and overawe the journalist fraternity of the Valley. In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said that NIA action […]

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JRL condemns sending Asiya, aide to Tihar jail, terms it worst political vendetta

JRL condemns sending Asiya, aide to Tihar jail, terms it worst political vendetta

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Tuesday termed month’s judicial custody of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi and her associates Sofi Fahmeeda and Nahinda Nasreen, arrested by NIA recently, as political vendetta and a “futile bid” to overawe the resistance leadership of the Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali […]

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1990 Handwara massacre: After DC Kupwara’s ‘failure’, SHRC issues notice to NoKs of 4 ‘untraced victims’  

1990 Handwara massacre: After DC Kupwara’s ‘failure’, SHRC issues notice to NoKs of 4 ‘untraced victims’  

Srinagar: After deputy commissioner Kupwara failed to issue notice in local newspapers despite repeated orders by the State Human Rights Commission, the rights body on Tuesday issued notice to kin of four “untraced persons” who were killed in Handwara by paramilitary BSF on October 1, 1990. A case titled Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, Chairman International Forum […]

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Mentally unsound youth’s body found in Kupwara

Mentally unsound youth’s body found in Kupwara

Handwara: A semi decomposed body of a mentally challenged person, missing from last one month, was recovered in forest area of chogul Handwara in north Kashmirs district Kupwara on Monday. The deceased was identified as Khursheed Ahmed Wani (30) ,  reportedly mentally unsound. Local sources said that Khursheed was missing for a month from his […]

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3 ‘hardcore active members’ of JeM arrested: Police

3 ‘hardcore active members’ of JeM arrested: Police

Sopore: Police on Monday claimed to have busted a JeM module by arresting three “hardcore active members” of the organization during naka checking at Haritar and Yarbugh Rafiabad areas north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. “Acting on a credible input, a joint team of security forces laid a naka at Haritar area today. During checking, a suspicious […]

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JKCA scam: Farooq says he has full faith in judiciary

JKCA scam: Farooq says he has full faith in judiciary

Srinagar:  National Conference on Monday patron Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that he has full faith in the judicial system and re-asserts his commitment to cooperate with the Court’s proceedings in the matter in the JKCA scam referred by his party as “certain financial transactions of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.” “President Jammu Kashmir […]

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59 IAS, KAS officers transferred in massive reshuffle in administration

59 IAS, KAS officers transferred in massive reshuffle in administration

Srinagar: In order to ensure smooth functioning of various Departments for assured public service delivery, the governor administration on Monday ordered transfer of 59 IAS, KAS and other officers in the state. According to a government order issued here, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, IAS (JK:1993), Principal Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, […]

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Subverting democracy contempt to peoples’ aspirations: Omar

Subverting democracy contempt to peoples’ aspirations: Omar

  Srinagar: Subverting democracy through machinations and covert arrangements with the powers that be was a sin and a contempt to the aspirations of the people, National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said on Monday. He was ready to meet all over and covert machinations and was deeply rooted in the hearts and minds of […]

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Address dismal dropout rate on immediate basis: Advisor Ganai

Address dismal dropout rate on immediate basis: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Monday chaired a meeting to discuss the functioning of Education department and reviewed the status of implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in the State. The meeting was attended by Chairman BOSE Veena Pandita, Secretary School Education RigzianSampheal, Director School Education Kashmir G N Itoo, Director School […]

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All individual arms licenses not revoked: Govt

Srinagar:  The Government on Monday said that all the Individual Arms Licenses issued from January 2017 to February 2018 have not been revoked by virtue an Order issued on July 12. “Through the said order the District Magistrates have been asked to take urgent steps to revoke all such individual arms licenses issued from 15th […]

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Sarmad Hafeez gets additional charge of Dir Info As Zargar Proceeds On Hajj

Sarmad Hafeez gets additional charge of Dir Info As Zargar Proceeds On Hajj

SRINAGAR, JULY 16: The Government today ordered that Secretary Information, Sarmad Hafeez shall hold the additional charge of the post of Director Information & Public Relations till incumbent Director, Tariq Ahmad Zargar resumes his duties. Pertinently, Zargar has proceeded on leave to perform Hajj. Meanwhile, Sarmad Hafeez today visited the Media Complex, Srinagar to personally […]

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JKCA Scam: CBI Files Chargesheet, Farooq, Mirza Among Accused

JKCA Scam: CBI Files Chargesheet, Farooq, Mirza Among Accused

Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed the charge sheet in multi crore scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). A team of CBI came to file the charge sheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar. Dr Farooq Abdullah has been named among the accused along with former […]

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Medicos strike: SHRC directs govt to engage retired, contractual doctors to cater eventualities

Medicos strike: SHRC directs govt to engage retired, contractual doctors to cater eventualities

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday directed government to prepare a list of retired Doctors who are willing to work during the eventualities including strike by the medicos or to cater extra-ordinary burden on hospitals or in case of natural or other calamities. “Hopefully, this arrangement will work to minimize the inconvenience caused […]

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Militant killed, two soldiers injured in Kupwara

Militant killed, two soldiers injured in Kupwara

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed and two soldiers of army injured in an ongoing gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday. Officials said that encounter broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search party of 10 JAKLI, 57 RR and 41 RR […]

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7 dead under waterfall: Govt announces Rs 4 lakh for NOKs of deceased, Rs 30,000 for injured

Jammu: The Government has sanctioned Rs 4 Lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin of at least seven persons who died due to sudden landslide at Siar Baba Water Fall in Reasi district o Jammu. An immediate relief of Rs 30000 was also provided to the persons injured in the tragic incident. As per […]

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Governor grieved over loss of lives Reasi accident

Governor grieved over loss of lives Reasi accident

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the loss of lives in an unfortunate hill slide incident at Siar Baba Waterfall in Reasi District. He has conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families. On being informed about the accident Governor directed Dheeraj Gupta, CEO, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, to make immediate arrangements […]

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Several persons killed, 50 injured in landslide hit them while bathing under waterfall, Omar express grief

Jammu: Several people were killed and nearly 50 others were injured in a landslide which hit them when they where bathing in a waterfall in Reasi district of Jammu. The incident occurred around 3.30 pm at Siar Baba waterfall, a major attraction for holiday-makers, a police officer said. According to the officials, the toll might […]

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Year on, Tral-Waged road construction in limbo   

Year on, Tral-Waged road construction in limbo   

Tral:  The first phase of Tral-Waged road, one of the important surface links which affects almost 60 percent of the local population, is still incomplete despite construction started one year back by the R&B. The locals have expressed resentment against authorities who even failed to complete the first phase of the construction. A group of […]

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Tourists forgive ‘poor thief’, withdraw police complaint against him in Srinagar  

Srinagar: Two Israeli tourists forgave a person who allegedly stole $ 1050 (US dollars), amounting to Rs 70,000, from them during their stay in a houseboat here, police said on Sunday. “Yesterday, Srinagar police received a complaint from two Israeli tourists, stating that while their stay in a house boat in Dal Lake Srinagar, they […]

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Failure of authorities to inform detainee of right of representation renders PSA order invalid: HC

Failure of authorities to inform detainee of right of representation renders PSA order invalid: HC

Srinagar: Failure on part of authorities to inform a detainee of his right to make a representation against the order of detention renders the order invalid, Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said. A bench of Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur made the observation while quashing detention order under Public Safety Act against Aijaz Ahmad Dar, […]

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Day 17: 1,76,044 yatris pay obeisance till date

Day 17: 1,76,044 yatris pay obeisance till date

Srinagar: On the 17th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 11,038 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 1,76,044 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave.

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Geelani, Mirwaiz condemns suicide blasts in Pakistan

Geelani, Mirwaiz condemns suicide blasts in Pakistan

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairmen Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the suicide bomb attack on an election rally in Mustang Baluchistan Pakistan. In a statement issued here, Geelani while condemning the suicide bomb attack said those involved in it are “beastly enemies of the entire humanity.” At least 128 people were killed and […]

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Justice Magrey inaugurates National Lok Adalat in Srinagar

Justice Magrey inaugurates National Lok Adalat in Srinagar

Srinagar: Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge High Court of J&K and Chairman J&K High Court Legal Services Committee in presence of Justice M K Hanjura, Judge High Court of J&K today inaugurated National Lok Adalat Sessions in ADR Centre, High Court Complex, Srinagar. Justice Magrey along with Justice M K Hanjura also inaugurated a National […]

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AG briefs Governor about status of all important cases in HC, SC

AG briefs Governor about status of all important cases in HC, SC

Srinagar: Senior Advocate D.C Raina, who has taken over as Advocate General of J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. Governor has asked Raina to early discuss with him the status of all important cases pending in High Courts/Supreme Court which relate to J&K.

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NIA summons Srinagar Reporter To Delhi in Asiya Andrabi case

Srinagar: National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday summoned a Srinagar based reporter to New Delhi for questioning in Asiya Andrabi case. Auqib Javeed, an accredited journalist is working with Kashmir Observer, has been summoned to NIA headquarters in connection with the case (RC-17/2018/NIA/DLI ) DATED 27TH April, 2018. “It appears you are aquatinted with the […]

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Prof. Girija Dhar Passes Away, Governor, others express grief

Prof. Girija Dhar Passes Away, Governor, others express grief

Srinagar: Prof. Girija Dhar, one of the famous personalities in the medical fraternity of Jammu and Kashmir, passed away in Srinagar on Friday. A renowned Gynaecologist and former Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar, Dhar had also served the State as Chairperson of the J&K Public Service Commission. She was married to legendary Prof […]

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1323 complaints disposed of since imposition of Governor’s Rule

Srinagar: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, till date, the Grievance Cell received 4389 complaints/grievances, of which 3,658 have been disposed of/forwarded to the concerned quarters for their timely redressal; and 1706 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received 1430 complaints/grievances, of which 1323 complaints have been disposed/forwarded to the concerned quarters […]

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Muzzafar Baig meets Governor

Muzzafar Baig meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Muzzafar Hussain Baig, Member of Parliament, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on riday.  Baig discussed with Governor important issues relating to the equitable development of the State and the need to ensure the high success of various schemes and programmes in the “Aspirational” Districts of Baramulla and Kupwara. Governor urged  Baig […]

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13 July 1931 martyrs torch bearers of Kashmiris struggle for self determination: Mirwaiz

13 July 1931 martyrs torch bearers of Kashmiris struggle for self determination: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: 13 July 1931 martyrs are the torch bearers of Jammu and Kashmir’s struggle for “self determination”, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said before his arrest on Friday. Defying house arrest to pay tribute to martyrs of 13 July 1931 Mirwaiz was arrested by police outside his Nigeen residence. Speaking to the […]

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Militants beat up retired army soldier in Shopian

Shopian: Suspected militants barged into house of a retired army man in Kanjiular Shopian in South Kashmir’s Shopian district and beat him mercilessly, source said.  The soldier has been identified as Nazir Ahmad.  Further details are awaited, the officials said.

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Restrictions to continue in Kupwara, Trehgam tomorrow

Restrictions to continue in Kupwara, Trehgam tomorrow

Kupwara: Authorities on Thursday ordered continuation of restrictions in Kupwara town and Trehgam in wake of the killing of a youth in army firing yesterday. According to the District Magistrate, Kupwara in order to avert any law and order situation in Kupwara town and Trehgam, it has been ordered that restrictions under Section144 of CrPC […]

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All 3 Advisors to visit Governor’s Grievance Cell on fixed days of week

All 3 Advisors to visit Governor’s Grievance Cell on fixed days of week

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra visited the Government Grievance Cell at Chruch Lane, Sonwar, and held detailed discussions with the officers and staff of the Cell, particularly to dovetail its functioning with the J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell which functions at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar. Governor was accompanied by Shri B.B. Vyas, Advisor to Governor and Shri Umang […]

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CB books MD International College of Aviation for cheating

CB books MD International College of Aviation for cheating

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Thursday booked Managing Director of International College of Aviation cheating students as the college is not recognized and registered with the Government. In a statement issued here, Crime Branch said that a complaint was received a complaint through CM’s Grievance cell Srinagar and Civil Aviation Department J&K Government wherein it […]

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Sacrifices of 13 July 1931 martyrs timeless, continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice: Farooq

Sacrifices of 13 July 1931 martyrs timeless, continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice: Farooq

Sacrifices of 13th July 1931 martyrs timeless, continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice: Farooq Srinagar: Sacrifices of 22 valiant martyrs of 13th July 1931 was timeless and continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice, truth and peace, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday. Farooq along […]

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Educational Institutes to remain closed in Kupwara tomorrow

Srinagar: All educational institutions across Kupwara district will remain closed tomorrow as a precautionary measure, officials said. They said that the step has been taken as a precautionary measure in wake of the youth’s killing in forces firing at Trehgam on wednesday evening.

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SAC sets into motion process for ULB polls

SAC sets into motion process for ULB polls

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of the Governor, N N Vohra set into motion the process for holding elections to the Urban Local Bodies in the State. SAC directed the Housing and Urban Development Department to initiate the process of holding elections to Municipal Bodies (Municipal […]

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Governor chairs 3rd SAC meeting, many decision taken

Governor chairs 3rd SAC meeting, many decision taken

SRINAGAR: Governor,  N N Vohra on Wednesday chaired the 3rd meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan. Advisors to the Governor, Shri B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Shri Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, Shri B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting. The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals submitted […]

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Youth killed, another injured in army firing in Trehgam  Kupwara

Kupwara:  A youth was killed and another critically injured in army firing at Trehgam area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday evening.  They said that some youth pelted stones at army following which they opened fire.  The slain youth has been identified as Khalid Gaffar Malik son of Abdul Gaffar Malik of Trehgam. Massive […]

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Prioritise the finalisation of pending enquiries: Governor tells Director Vigilance

Prioritise the finalisation of pending enquiries: Governor tells Director Vigilance

Srinagar: S. J. M Gillani, Director Vigilance, met Governor N.N. Vohra, at the Civil Secretariat today. Gillani apprised Governor about the present status of the work being done by the State Vigilance Organization; the pendency of cases; reasons for delay in the finalization of enquiries and the lodging of Challans; prolonged delays for conclusion of […]

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Hajj 2018: Div Com calls for hassle-free arrangements

Srinagar: In order to ensure smooth arrangements for Hajj-2018, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil to ensure hassle-free arrangements for the Hajj pilgrims in their respective districts. The Divisional Commissioner issued this direction while reviewing the arrangements being provided to the […]

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Mehbooba owes people of J&K apology: Omar

Mehbooba owes people of J&K apology: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said PDP-BJP alliance left the State “brutalized” and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti owes the people of J&K an apology which “needs to be delivered without hiding behind smokescreens and the victimhood of being removed from power.” Omar chaired the National Conference Legislative Party Meeting at […]

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CB books PDD employee who transferred over Rs 5.72 crores govt money in his personal, family accounts

CB books PDD employee who transferred over Rs 5.72 crores govt money in his personal, family accounts

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir has booked for fraud an employee of PDD who transferred government amount of more than Rs 5.72 crores into his personal account and the accounts of his family members in different Banks. An official spokesman here said the CB received a complaint against one Mushtaq Ahmed Malik son of late Sonaullah Malik […]

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Div Com Kmr reviews progress for establishment of AIIMS

Div Com Kmr reviews progress for establishment of AIIMS

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review all issues related to land owners which are displaced due to the establishment of AIIMS at Awantipora, Pulwama. The meeting was informed that the total quantum of land for the establishment of AIIMS is 1772 kanals and five marlas. The construction of […]

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2 more youth join Hizb, pictures go viral 

2 more youth join Hizb, pictures go viral 

Pulwama: Two more youth have joined militant ranks and have announced their joining to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit on Wednesday.    Photographs of the youth, Adfar Fayaz of Gulshanpora Tral and Jahangir Ahmad of Amirabad Tral, holding an AK-47 rifles have gone viral on social media sites. Adfar and Jahangir had gone missing recently. A police officer […]

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Shopian: Thousands participate in minor boy’s funeral

Shopian: Thousands participate in minor boy’s funeral

Shopian: Thousands of people participated in funeral prayers of Saliq Iqbal Shiekh, the minor boy who succumbed to injuries which he sustained along with four other boys in an explosion while fiddling with an explosive substance, purportedly a live grenade, in this south Kashmir district on Wednesday afternoon. Sources said while thousands of young and […]

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