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Education is vehicles for human betterment: Mehbooba  

Education is vehicles for human betterment: Mehbooba  

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said her Government has resolved to create a knowledge society in the State to match the requirements of a globalised world. Addressing the 17th Convocation of Jammu University here today, the Chief Minister, who is the Pro Chancellor of the University, said her Government has recently launched a […]

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Polarised India detrimental to growth, unity, peace: Farooq  

Polarised India detrimental to growth, unity, peace: Farooq  

Jammu: National Conference President and parliamentarian Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday expressed grave concern over “communalization of politics” ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections and cautioned the BJP to desist from dividing the nation on religious lines. “Polarised India is detrimental to growth, progress, unity and peace,” Farooq said, apprehending the BJP to raise religious […]

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You will not see us here if justice not done to Asifa; CB will take probe to logical end: Altaf Bukhari

You will not see us here if justice not done to Asifa; CB will take probe to logical end: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar: Ruling PDP’s senior leader and education minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said that the party will quit if government failed to provide justice to Asifa Banu, the 8-year-old girl who was brutally raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu in January this year. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event […]

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Govt declares highway areas from Pampore to Awantipora ‘No-Construction Zone’

Govt declares highway areas from Pampore to Awantipora ‘No-Construction Zone’

Sriangar: The Government has declared the area falling on both sides of the Srinagar-Jammu Highway from Kadalbal, Pampore to Merzapora, Awantipora as No-Construction Zone. “It has become imperative and expedient to safeguard the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and maintain its pristine glory especially on virgin lush-green land. It is accordingly notified that the areas falling on both […]

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J&K Govt greets PM over BJP’s feat in fresh polls, urges renewed efforts to address J&K’s problems

J&K Govt greets PM over BJP’s feat in fresh polls, urges renewed efforts to address J&K’s problems

Jammu: The J&K Government felicitated the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for BJP’s impressive performance in three north-eastern states. “With its latest impressive performance in the north-eastern states of Tripura and Nagaland, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his party have got the fresh political and electoral legitimacy to take on the challenges confronting the country and […]

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Kathua Rape-N-Murder: Ministers’ participation open challenge to CM: NC

Kathua Rape-N-Murder: Ministers’ participation open challenge to CM: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Saturday termed the participation of Senior Cabinet Ministers of the PDP-BJP Government in the Hindu Ekta Manch event at Kathua as an open challenge to the authority of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. “This is a conclusive proof that Ministers of the Government were interfering into the ongoing criminal investigation of the […]

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Kathua Rape-N-Murder: Geelani questions Mehbooba’s silence over cabinet ministers’ ‘participation in pro-criminal rally’

Kathua Rape-N-Murder: Geelani questions Mehbooba’s silence over cabinet ministers’ ‘participation in pro-criminal rally’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday corned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her silence over participation of two cabinet ministers in a “pro-criminal” rally at Kathua even as he said “communalizing and politicising” murder and rape case of 8-year-old Asifa was “unacceptable.” In a statement issued here, Geelani lashed out at […]

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Baby dumped: Where have we buried our conscience, asks Mirwaiz

Baby dumped: Where have we buried our conscience, asks Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed shock over the dumping of a newborn whose body was found near a park in Nowhatta area of srinagar’s downtown on Friday. “Lost for words and shocked ! murder of a newborn and the body dumped in a park! where are we heading […]

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Shopian killings: SC to again hear plea by Major’s father against FIR on Monday

Shopian killings: SC to again hear plea by Major’s father against FIR on Monday

Srinagar: The Supreme Court on Monday will hear again a petition by Lt. Colonel Karamveer Singh, seeking quashing of FIR naming his son Major Adiya Kumar for firing on civilians in Shopian’s Ganowpora village January this year that left three youths dead. On February 12, the Supreme Court asked police not to carry any coercive […]

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Employee can’t be retired compulsorily for mere filing of case by Vigilance Organization: HC

Employee can’t be retired compulsorily for mere filing of case by Vigilance Organization: HC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed an order by Managing Director, J&K PCC, Ltd, prematurely retiring an employee, observing that mere filing of a case by Vigilance Organisation cannot form the basis of retiring him compulsorily. A bench of Justice M K Hanjura also underlined that the government cannot take any action […]

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With son in ICU, family urges CM to help lodge FIR against driver

TILAK AZAD Jammu: Mukhtiar Hussain, a resident of Amirtgarh Chirala in Doda district has urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and DGP S P Vaid to get FIR registered against the driver of a vehicle whose ‘negligence’ led to the grave injuries to his head. Hussain says his son Yawar Hussian received serious head injury while […]

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SSB postpones exam for teachers post scheduled on March 9

SSB postpones exam for teachers post scheduled on March 9

Srinagar: J&K Services Selection Board has postponed examinations scheduled on March 9 for the post of teachers in the state. “It is notified for the information of candidates that the written examination for the posts of Teacher (06 of 2017), of various district cadres which was scheduled to be held w.e.f 09th of March 2018 […]

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Highway closes, re-opens as rains lash J&K

Highway closes, re-opens as rains lash J&K

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with rest of the world, reopened for one-way traffic after it was closed following rainfall which triggered landslides and shooting stones at few places along the thoroughfare. A traffic department official said that the 300-km highway was reopened for one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu on […]

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No govt plots available on sale anywhere: Govt, cautions public against land fraudsters

No govt plots available on sale anywhere: Govt, cautions public against land fraudsters

Srinagar: Srinagar district administration Friday cautioned the general public against falling into the trap laid by alleged land fraudsters offering so-called government plots for purchase. The administration said that no such plots are available on sale anywhere in the district and that the people must not let themselves be fooled into any such deals. Deputy […]

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In a first, courts connected with jails for speedy disposal of cases

In a first, courts connected with jails for speedy disposal of cases

Srinagar: First time in Jammu and Kashmir, jails have been connected with the courts through video conferencing for facilitating speedy disposal of cases. The facility was inaugurated by Justice Alok Aradhe, Chairperson Computer and e-courts (e-governance) committee from District court Complex Jammu and Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey member computer and e-courts (e-governance) committee from District […]

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Treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees uncivilized, inhuman: Hurriayt Conference (M)

Treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees uncivilized, inhuman: Hurriayt Conference (M)

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday termed treatment meted out to Kashmiri detainees was uncivilized and inhuman. To protest against the shifting of political prisoners outside Valley, a rally was held outside Jamia Masjid Srinagar in which besides Hurriyat leaders and activists, people condemned the government’s move to shift prisoners and termed it as […]

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Intensify anti-encroachment drive: HC; directs Div Com, IGP’s assistance in shifting street vendors

Intensify anti-encroachment drive: HC; directs Div Com, IGP’s assistance in shifting street vendors

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered intensifying anti-encroachment drive in Srinagar and other parts, observing that comfort of the general public has been made miserable by street vendors. “Keeping in view the comfort of the general public which has been made miserable by the street vendors and other business establishments by encroaching […]

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HC asks govt to consider all medical officers for promotion to BMOs

HC asks govt to consider all medical officers for promotion to BMOs

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered authorities to constitute Departmental Promotion Committee and consider all eligible Medical Officers for promotion to the post of Block Medical Officers (BMOs). Disposing a petition, a bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir directed government to complete the exercise by April 22. In the petition filed a […]

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HC quashes 5 detention orders

HC quashes 5 detention orders

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention ordered under Public Safety Act against five detainees and ordered their release forthwith from preventive custody if not required in any other case A bench of Justice M K Hanjura quashed the detention orders of Mohammad Shaban Khan son of Late Habib-Ullah Khan of Fasalabad […]

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Militant killed in Hajin buried in Baramulla

Militant killed in Hajin buried in Baramulla

Baramulla: A foreign militant who was killed in Hajin was buried here on Thursday in a graveyard Gantamulla here.  The foreign militants are often buried in the graveyard. In the evening, some locals and policemen of police station Sheeri buried the militants in the graveyard. The Pakistan militant was killed in the gunfight with government […]

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Kupwara avalanche: Govt announce Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to NoK of victims

Kupwara avalanche: Govt announce Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to NoK of victims

Jammu: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir on Thursday announced ex gratia relief of Rs 4 lakhs each in favour of the next of kin of the three persons who lost their lives in a snow avalanche in Lashkote forests of Lolab. The bodies of Bashir Ahmed son of Gh […]

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Militant killed as gunfight rages in Hajin, internet snapped

Militant killed as gunfight rages in Hajin, internet snapped

Baramulla: One militant has been killed in an encounter with joint team of forces in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Official sources said that acting on a specific information about the presence of militants, Army’s 13 RR and SOG Bandipora launched a cordon and search operation at Sukur Din Mohlla of Hajin early […]

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Mehbooba meets Prime Minister

Mehbooba meets Prime Minister

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in the national capital, called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi here on Wednesday evening. During the meeting, the Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the overall situation in the State. She informed the Prime Minister that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have been suffering […]

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2 minors injured as ‘suspicious thing’ goes off in Anantnag

2 minors injured as ‘suspicious thing’ goes off in Anantnag

Srinagar: Two minor boys were injured in a blast while fiddling with some “some suspicious thing” in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A police spokesman said that Liyakat Khan (14) son of Amjad Khan, and Ishfaq Khan (12) son of Aarif Khan, were injured when they were fiddling with some suspicious thing which exploded accidently near […]

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Deposit licensed guns in next 5 days: DC Kupwara

Deposit licensed guns in next 5 days: DC Kupwara

Kupwara: District Magistrate Kupwara on Wednesday asked licensed gun owners to deposit their weapons in the respective police stations within five days. The instructions came after the reports of three missing residents of WarnovLolab, who apparently was on a hunting expedition in the upper reaches of Lashikote forests when they got trapped in a snow […]

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Weatherman issues advisory about snow, rains in J&K from tomorrow

Weatherman issues advisory about snow, rains in J&K from tomorrow

Srinagar: Weatherman on Wednesday issued an advisory about moderate rain and snow at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir in Ladakh, mainly in Kargil district from tomorrow till March 3. “ A fresh Western Disturbance is affecting J&K and adjoining areas and most likely to affect the state from 01-03-2018 morning to 03-03-2018 (Forenoon),” reads the […]

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Former militant shot at, injured in Tral

Former militant shot at, injured in Tral

Pulwama: Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday evening fired upon and injured a former militant near Eidgah Tral in this south Kashmir district. The former militant identified as Ajaz Ahmed Shah son of Ali Mohammad Shah sustained serious injures and was shifted to Sub District Hospital Tral from where he was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized […]

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Bar seeks judicial probe into Hizb militant’s killing inside Tral police station

Bar seeks judicial probe into Hizb militant’s killing inside Tral police station

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mushtaq Ahmad Chopian inside a police station in Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “The Bar Association expresses its deep concern over the death of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan of Tral, who was arrested on 09.01.2018 at […]

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Farooq led NC delegation meets Guv, complain ‘unilateral’ decisions by govt

Farooq led NC delegation meets Guv, complain ‘unilateral’ decisions by govt

Jammu: A delegation of opposition National Conference led by its president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday met governor NN Vohra here and complained about ‘unilateral’ decisions taken by the government regarding some administrative units. The delegations comprised NC leaders and members from Nowshera, Sunderbani and Kalakote. Devinder Singh Rana, MLA, also accompanied the delegation. Recalling […]

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Mehbooba welcomes GoI’s decision to slash airfare for Hajj

Mehbooba welcomes GoI’s decision to slash airfare for Hajj

New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the decision of the Government of India to substantially reduce the airfare for the Hajj pilgrims from India from this year. Thanking the Centre, particularly Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for the decision, the Chief Minister said the move would balance the cost escalation due to withdrawal of […]

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Tral Hizb militant killed in custody: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Tral Hizb militant killed in custody: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemning the killing of Hizbul Mujahieden cadre Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan during “custody” at Police Station Tral. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the amalgam said the police story related to the incident was unacceptable and seems totally concocted in view of the statement […]

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Farooq for formal naming of Sheikh-ul-Alam (RA) International Airport, to take up issue with MHA, Civil Aviation Ministry 

Farooq for formal naming of Sheikh-ul-Alam (RA) International Airport, to take up issue with MHA, Civil Aviation Ministry 

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said he will take up the issue about the formal naming of Airport at Srinagar as Sheikh-ul-Alam (RA) International Airport with MHA and Ministry of Civil Aviation New Delhi. Farooq, as Chairman chaired the meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee […]

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DSP lynching: Govt appoints 2 special public prosecutors

DSP lynching: Govt appoints 2 special public prosecutors

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed two Special Public Prosecutors to conduct the case involving alleged lynching of Deputy SP Ayub Pandith at the premises of Jamia Masjid here last year. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (1) of section 492 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Samvat 1989, the Government […]

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Liberty of J&K citizens are of paramount importance: HC, orders release of Kulgam youth forthwith

Liberty of J&K citizens are of paramount importance: HC, orders release of Kulgam youth forthwith

Srinagar: Observing that life and liberty of the citizens of the State are of paramount importance, The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention order under Public Safety Act against a youth from Kulgam and ordered government to release him from preventive custody forthwith. “Life and liberty of the citizens of the State are […]

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Mehbooba meets Jaitley, seeks alleviating repaying burden on J&K Govt

Mehbooba meets Jaitley, seeks alleviating repaying burden on J&K Govt

New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is in New Delhi, met the Indian Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley here on Tuesday evening. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed in detail the economic issues confronting the State besides the implementation of Rs. One Lakh Crore Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP). Mehbooba Mufti sought timely and […]

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Police to launch app for women in need of help: DGP

Police to launch app for women in need of help: DGP

Jammu: J&K Police will launch an app for women in need of help for their safety and to check crime against them, Director General of Police, Dr. S.P Vaid said on Tuesday. He made the announcement when a team of ANNA-India (a society to empower) called on him on the occasion of World NGO Day […]

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Hizb militant killed in custody: Geelani; says police version unacceptable, ‘such stores are outdated’

Hizb militant killed in custody: Geelani; says police version unacceptable, ‘such stores are outdated’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday rejected police version into the killing of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, a Hizb militant, inside police station Tral. “The police version is unacceptable,” the octogenarian leader said and termed it one “more concocted story”. “The photographs and circumstance suggest that it is deliberate murder and story […]

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Army commander arrives, reviews LoC, hinterland situation in Kashmir 

Army commander arrives, reviews LoC, hinterland situation in Kashmir 

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu on Tuesday arrived in Srinagar visited to review the prevailing security situation amidst heightened tensions along the Line of Control, a defence ministry spokesman said. Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward areas in Kupwara and Baramulla districts and […]

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Prenatal sex determination: Govt seals various USG centres in Kupwara

Prenatal sex determination: Govt seals various USG centres in Kupwara

Kupwara: In order to curb the menace of illegal sex determination and other unethical practices, the district administration Kupwara on Tuesday launched a special drive against the USG centres violating the provisions of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act. A team of Officers headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara and Chief Medical Officer […]

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Shifting prisoners to outside jails ‘autocratic, condemnable’: JRL, holds sit-in at Jamia  

Shifting prisoners to outside jails ‘autocratic, condemnable’: JRL, holds sit-in at Jamia  

Srinagar: Resistance leaders on Tuesday staged a sit-in protest at historic Jamia Masjid over the plight of the prisoners lodged in different jails. The call for the protest was given by a Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik and the protest was participated by several […]

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In pictures: JRL protests ‘revengeful attitude’ of state towards detainees

In pictures: JRL protests ‘revengeful attitude’ of state towards detainees
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Militant injured in Hajin gunfight succumbs

Militant injured in Hajin gunfight succumbs

Baramulla: A militant, who had reportedly escaped in injured condition from Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, has succumbed, official sources said on Tuesday. They said the militant believed to be from Pakistan had suffered serious bulle t injuries in the encounter with joint team of police, army and CRPF at Bonmohalla area of the […]

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Will Govt Amend KAS Rules To Belittle Merit?

Will Govt Amend KAS Rules To Belittle Merit?

Jammu: Will the government bringing about an amendment to Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service Rules to delink Promotee Quota of Secretariat-I service from KAS cadre? Sources said that a process has been initiated and a report in this regard has been prepared by the committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Home department to be […]

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CUK to function from Ganderbal in fortnight: Bukhari

CUK to function from Ganderbal in fortnight: Bukhari

Jammu: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that the Central University Kashmir would start function from Ganderbal within fifteen days, while directing the divisional and district administration to extend full support to the Varsity authorities to shift Vice Chancellor Office and allied offices to the originally designated area. The Minister was […]

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Modern cancer institute coming up by year end at SKIMS

Modern cancer institute coming up by year end at SKIMS

Jammu: A state of the art Cancer Institute is coming up at the Sher I Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar and it is expected to be operationalised by the end of this year. This was informed in the 44th meeting of the SKIMS Governing Body meeting here today. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who […]

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Governor reviews Security situation for whole day

Governor reviews Security situation for whole day

Srinagar: In the context of recent developments and certain reports received by him, Governor N.N. Vohra spent almost the whole day on Monday in meeting senior echelons in the Security apparatus. Governor received an extensive briefing from Lt Gen A.K. Bhat, GoC 15 Corps, about the situation along the entire LoC and activities of the […]

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Disabled persons protest, demand education, employment

Disabled persons protest, demand education, employment

Srinagar: Scores of disabled persons from different parts of Kashmir Valley assembled here on Monday and staged a protest, seeking “education and employment.” They also sought implementation of Disability Act 2016 and introducing reservation quota for them. Under the banner of J&K Handicapped Association, they marched from Pratap Park to Divisional Commissioner Office to register […]

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High, higher secondary schools reopen after winter break in Kashmir

High, higher secondary schools reopen after winter break in Kashmir

Srinagar: All the High and Higher Secondary Schools of the Valley opened on Monday after remaining closed for winter vacations. The first day was observed as ‘Welcome Day’ for the students. Students were seen very happy while going to their schools after the long vacations and the teachers were seen busy in welcoming the students. […]

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Farooq invokes Vajpayee, asks Modi to hold talks with Pak

Farooq invokes Vajpayee, asks Modi to hold talks with Pak

Rajouri: Invoking Atal Behari Vajpayee, National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to engage Pakistan in meaningful talks, underling that peace will remain elusive until the two neighbours sit together and work towards ending their differences in an amicable atmosphere. “Wars are no solution; wars cause […]

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HC quashes PSA orders of 3 detainees

HC quashes PSA orders of 3 detainees

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention orders under Public Safety Act against three detainees and ordered their immediate release from the preventive custody “if not required in any other case.” A bench of Justice M K Hanjura passed the orders on a petitions filed by the detainees after hearing their counsel including […]

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