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Fate of 1.25 crore people hanging in balance due to Delhi’s forcible control: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Fate of 1.25 crore people hanging in balance due to Delhi’s forcible control: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Fate of 1.25 crore people is hanging in balance due to New Delhi’s “forcible control”, Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said. The amalgam has paid rich tributes to eight slain youth who were killed in force’s firing at Central Kashmir’s Budgam and Ganderbal districts on April 9 last year, “when people of […]

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Mehbooba visits injured SHO Nigeen at Delhi Hospital

Mehbooba visits injured SHO Nigeen at Delhi Hospital

  New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday visited the injured SHO, Nigeen, Manzoor Ahmad who is being treated at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. The SHO Nigeen was injured in an incident of stone pelting few days ago and he was subsequently shifted to Delhi for specialised treatment. The Chief Minister enquired about the […]

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Move offices reopen in Srinagar on May 07

Move offices reopen in Srinagar on May 07

Jammu: In connection with the bi-annual Durbar Move, the Government offices observing five days week shall close at Jammu on April 27, 2018 (Friday) after the office hours and offices observing six days week shall close at Jammu on 28 April 2018 (Saturday) after the office hours. All the offices shall reopen at Srinagar on […]

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CM meets DM: ‘Every civilian killing puts peace efforts on backburner’

CM meets DM: ‘Every civilian killing puts peace efforts on backburner’

New Delhi: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Monday called on Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman. During the meeting, the Chief Minister underscored the need for adopting a humane approach while dealing with the situations and avoiding collateral damage during security operations. Every civilian killing or collateral damage, she added, puts the peaceful engagement efforts […]

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Several KAS officers transferred

Several KAS officers transferred

Srinagar: several KAS officers were transferred by the government in the interest of administration on Monday. According to separate orders, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat (KAS), Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Anantnag, under orders of transfer as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sopore, has been transferred and posted as Regional Director, Survey and Land Records (ex-officio Settlement Officer), Baramulla-Kupwara, against […]

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Kathua rape and murder: Crime branch files chargesheet against seven accused

Kathua rape and murder: Crime branch files chargesheet against seven accused

Jammu: The crime branch of police on Monday produced charge sheet against seven out of eight accused persons before Chief Judicial Magistrate Kathua with regard to the gruesome rape and murder of 8-year-old Asifa Bano in January this year. A senior officer told INS that the charge sheet against one more accused, a juvenile person, […]

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JRL condemns handcuffing of DeM activists,, urges world HR bodies to take notice

JRL condemns handcuffing of DeM activists,, urges world HR bodies to take notice

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday strongly condemned arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists and producing them handcuffed for purpose of getting their judicial remand as lawlessness, police raj and moral bankruptcy. “The so-called leaders who are talking high about women welfare and safety are disrespecting their own laws,” said the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz […]

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Review in disguise of appeal impermissible: HC

Review in disguise of appeal impermissible: HC

Srinagar: Review in disguise of appeal is impermissible, the Jammu and Kashmir High court has said as it dismissed similar plea involving issue related to inheritance. The petition was filed by one Mohammad Maqbool Bha,t seeking review of the judgment passed by the court on 2 March this year to the extent of mutation regarding […]

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Rains lash Valley, weatherman forecast more in next two days; highway briefly closed

Rains lash Valley, weatherman forecast more in next two days; highway briefly closed

Srinagar: Rains lashed Kashmir Valley even as traffic was affected briefly on Srinagar-Jammu highway due to shooting stones and landslides at Panthal in Ramban district on Sunday. The Meteorological department here has forecast widespread rainfall in Kashmir over the next 48 hours. “Many areas of Kashmir Valley, including the summer capital Srinagar, were lashed by […]

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Geelani pays rich tributes to those killed during polling this day last year in Budgam

Geelani pays rich tributes to those killed during polling this day last year in Budgam

Srinagar: Chairman of his factions of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani Sunday paid rich tributes to eight slain youth including Faizan Fayaz Dar, Abass Jahangir, Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Nisar Ahmad Mir, Akeel Ahmad Wani, Aadil Farooq Sheikh, Aamir Ahmad Rather and Amir Farooq Ganie in Budgam on their first ‘martyrdom’ anniversary. “People and all these […]

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102 bunkers completed along LoC villages in Rajouri: Govt

102 bunkers completed along LoC villages in Rajouri: Govt

Rajouri: District Administration, Rajouri, has completed a pilot project for construction of 100 family-type bunkers along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan for safety of people in wake of frequent ceasefire violations. The Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today said that more than 4500 people migrated to relief camps established by authorities […]

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‘No snag in BOPEE official website’

‘No snag in BOPEE official website’

Jammu: The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) on Sunday made it clear that there has been no technical snag in the BOPEE website for making online payment or filling preferences for NEET Postgraduate-2018. Responding to a news item published in a section of the press, a BOPEE spokesman said that there was absolutely no […]

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HC quashes detention orders under PSA against 2 persons

HC quashes detention orders under PSA against 2 persons

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detection order under Public Interest Litigation against two detainees and ordered their release forthwith. A bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir while quashing PSA order (No.22/DMP/PSA/17) , passed by District Magistrate Pulwama 13 December last year, against Mudasir Ahmad Malik, observed that the object of passing […]

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Why can’t Vajpayee spirit be emulated by his political inheritors, asks Farooq

Why can’t Vajpayee spirit be emulated by his political inheritors, asks Farooq

Mendhar Poonch: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday asked why Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s spirit can’t be emulated by his political inheritors. “India and Pakistan should resume the dialogue process and engage people of Jammu and Kashmir in an acceptable solution”, Dr Farooq Abdullah said while addressing workers at Balakote, Mendhar, adding that sagacity lies […]

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HC for developing Gulmarg akin to similar world resorts

HC for developing Gulmarg akin to similar world resorts

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked Chief Town Planner to prepare a Scheme or a proposal for development of the world famous Gulmarg ski resort keeping in mind the best practices adopted all over the world in respect of similar resorts as that of Gulmarg . Hearing a Public Interest Litigation a division […]

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Try to win over ‘alienated hearts, minds’: Farooq tells New Delhi

Try to win over ‘alienated hearts, minds’: Farooq tells New Delhi

Mandi Poonch: Opposition National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday called upon New Delhi to try to win alienated hearts and minds in Jammu and Kashmir. He also reiterated the need for Indo-Pak dialogue and called for converting Line of Control into Line of Peace and Goodwill to enable unhindered people to people exchange […]

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Vohra for effective action against corrupt, especially those occupying ‘senior echelons’

Vohra for effective action against corrupt, especially those occupying ‘senior echelons’

Jammu: Governor N N Vohra on Saturday advised the Chief Vigilance Commissioner to speed up the processes of the SVC to ensure that transparency was introduced in the functioning of the public institutions and the corrupt elements, particularly those occupying senior echelons, are effectively dealt with. An official spokesman here said that Chief Vigilance Commissioner […]

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SHO injured in stone pelting shifted to New Delhi

SHO injured in stone pelting shifted to New Delhi

Srinagar: Station House Officer (SHO) Nigeen Manzoor Ahmad Beigh, who was injured on Friday, has been shifted to New Delhi from SKIMS Soura for special treatment. Beigh suffered injuries in stone pelting at Nigeen. A police officer confirmed that Beigh has been shifted to New Delhi.

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Newspapers to get reimbursement of GST on govt advertisements

Newspapers to get reimbursement of GST on govt advertisements

Jammu: In a significant decision aimed at extending substantial financial benefit to the print and the electronic media in the State, the Finance Department on Saturday ordered that GST chargeable on advertisement bills shall be paid by the government and it would be over and above the actual advertisement rate charged by the concerned media. […]

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Delhi wants to prolong Kashmir resolution by military might: Hurriyat (M)

Delhi wants to prolong Kashmir resolution by military might: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: New Delhi doesn’t want to resolve Kashmir but to prolong its resolution by using its military might on the peace loving people of Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Saturday. The amalgam said that the government through its forces was leaving no stone unturned by adopting all the undemocratic means […]

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Guv assents Bill on Rs.10,000 Medical Allowance, additional Rs 2000 pension of ex-Legislators

Guv assents Bill on Rs.10,000 Medical Allowance, additional Rs 2000 pension of ex-Legislators

Jammu: After the Raj Bhavan sought clarifications from the State Government about the basis of enhancement Governor N. N. Vohra has accorded assent to the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature Members’ Pension (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which enhances the Medical Allowance of ex-Legislators from Rs.5000/- to Rs.10,000/- per month and Additional Pension from Rs.1000/- to Rs.2000/- […]

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Class work to remain suspended at KU tomorrow

Class work to remain suspended at KU tomorrow

  SRINAGAR: Having postponed all examinations, the Kashmir University announced on Friday that the varsity shall also remain suspended tomorrow. “classwork at University of Kashmir shall remain suspended on April 7, 2018 (Saturday). The examinations scheduled for the day (April 7, 2018) have already been postponed,” reads a statement issued by the university.

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KU postpones exams scheduled tomorrow

KU postpones exams scheduled tomorrow

Srinagar: Kashmir University on Friday postponed all examinations scheduled tomorrow. “In view of concerns expressed by students from various parts of Kashmir Valley, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on April 7, 2018 (Saturday) are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later,” reads a statement issued by the […]

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Justice Magrey first judge from J&K High Court to be nominated NALSA member

Justice Magrey first judge from J&K High Court to be nominated NALSA member

Srinagar: Government of India has nominated Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, as the member of the National Legal Services Authority of India (Central Authority). Justice Magrey is the first Judge of the High Court from J&K who has been nominated for the coveted and responsible position at the national level The notification to this effect was issued […]

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Successful peace process in J&K alone can fulfill objectives of democracy in India: Mehbooba

Successful peace process in J&K alone can fulfill objectives of democracy in India: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Successful peace process in Jammu & Kashmir, alone can fulfill the objectives of democracy and justice in India, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday and appealed the country’s political leadership, cutting across party lines, to listen to the “voices of pain” from the state. Interacting with a large number of youth from various parts […]

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Kangan Pulwama gunfight ensued after forces patrol attacked: Police

Kangan Pulwama gunfight ensued after forces patrol attacked: Police

Srinagar: The gunfight leading to the killing of a militant at Kangan area of Pulwama district ensued after a patrol of government forces came under attack, police said. “On a patrol of SFs (security forces), some firing took place at Kangan, Pulwama, in which acting swiftly SFs killed one (militant) and recovered one AK 47 […]

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Kangan youth’s killing: DC Ganderbal assures transparency in probe, urges calm

Kangan youth’s killing: DC Ganderbal assures transparency in probe, urges calm

Srinagar: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla on Friday assured complete transparency in the probe into the killing of 22-year-old youth in Kangan area of the central Kashmir district. He also urged the people especially those living in Ganderbal to maintain peace and tranquility in the district. “The enquiry committee headed by Additional Deputy […]

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Militant killed in Kangan Pulwama

Militant killed in Kangan Pulwama

Srinagar: One militant was killed in an encounter with government forces at Kangan area of Pulwama district on Friday. Sources identified as slain militant as Abrar Ahmad Bhat. The gunfight broke out between militants and government forces on Friday afternoon and continued for few hours. Sources said that while searches in the area were going […]

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Farooq meets Rajnath: ‘State should reach out to youth’

Farooq meets Rajnath: ‘State should reach out to youth’

Asks Government of India to take effective measures New Delhi: National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah on Friday met Home Minister, Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and expressed serious concern over unabated civilian killings and the continued deterioration of the situation in Kashmir. Apprising the Home Minister of the grim […]

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Restrictions imposed in Old City, Kangan

Restrictions imposed in Old City, Kangan

Srinagar: Restrictions have been imposed in Old City, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of Srinagar and Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal as “precautionary measure” to prevent “law and order situation.” Reports said that restrictions have been imposed within the territorial jurisdictions of police stations of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, MR Gunj and parts of Maisuma […]

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Abducted man’s body found in Hajin, second such killing in 72 hours

Abducted man’s body found in Hajin, second such killing in 72 hours

Srinagar: Throat-slit body of a man, abducted by gunman along with his father couple of days ago, was found in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday. Manzoor Ahmad Bhat and his father Abdul Gaffar Bhat were abducted by a group of suspected LeT militants on Wednesday. Gaffar managed his escape from clutches […]

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KU postpones exams , suspend class-work tomorrow

KU postpones exams , suspend class-work tomorrow

  Srinagar, Apr 5: The Kashmir University on Thursday postponed all exams and ordered suspension of class work tomorrow. “In view of concerns expressed by students, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on April 6, 2018 (Friday) are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later. Furthermore, class-work at […]

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Govt to impose restrictions in Old City, Maisuma on Friday

Govt to impose restrictions in Old City, Maisuma on Friday

Srinagar: In wake of the call by JRL, the authorities have decided to impose restrictions in parts Old City and within the territorial jurisdiction of Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of uptown Srinagar on Friday.

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Schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow  

Schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow  

  Srinagar: All the schools and colleges in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Shopian, Pulwama, Kupwara, and Baramulla districts will remain closed on Friday, sources said. The move comes in the wake of massive students protests across the Valley as well as call for protest by joint resistance leadership The Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday called for peaceful […]

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Govt orders detachment of teaching staff attached with other departments

Govt orders detachment of teaching staff attached with other departments

Jammu: The Government on Tuesday ordered, with immediate effect, detachment of the officers and officials of the School Education Department including teaching staff presently attached in other Departments. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the cancellation of all attachments ordered from time-to-time of the officers/officials including teaching staff of the School Education Department, who are presently […]

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JRL calls for peaceful protests tomorrow

JRL calls for peaceful protests tomorrow

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday called for peaceful protest tomorrow to express solidarity with the people of Shopian, Anantnag and Kangan and attract world attention towards grave situation in Kashmir. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said that the leadership cannot remain silent to the atrocities committed […]

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Govt establishes special cell for migrants in Delhi, Dr Shafkat Khan to head it

Govt establishes special cell for migrants in Delhi, Dr Shafkat Khan to head it

Srinagar: The State government on Thursday ordered establishment of Special Cell for Migrants (SCM) in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi to coordinate the matters relating to migrants. Consequent up it, the government ordered transfer and posting of Dr. Shafqat Khan, awaiting orders of adjustment in the Health and Medical Education Department, in the […]

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Kangan youth’s killing: Inquiry Officer invites witnesses to record statement

Kangan youth’s killing: Inquiry Officer invites witnesses to record statement

Srinagar: The inquiry officer, probing into the killing of youth by police in Kangan, on Thursday issued a notice calling upon witnesses to depose before him. “It is to inform the witness(es) to the incident/ all the interesting persons/general public having knowledge of the incident, to get their respective statements recorded before the undersigned by […]

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Mehbooba visits family of youth killed by police in Kangan

Mehbooba visits family of youth killed by police in Kangan

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday visited family of a youth who was killed in police action at Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district earlier this week. Accompanied by PDP MLC Yasir Reshi, Mehbooba met family members including Abdul Rehman Rather father of Gowhar Ahmad, the 22-year-old youth, who succumbed on Tuesday to injuries […]

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Man abducted, father escapes after fired upon by gunmen in Hajin

Srinagar: Day after one person was abducted and killed by suspected militants, a man was abducted while his father managed to escape his abductors after being fired upon by militants in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last night. Sources Told INS that Abdul Gaffar and his son Manzoor Ahmad Bhat were abducted by suspected […]

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2 CRPF men killed after vehicle turns turtle in Kokernag

2 CRPF men killed after vehicle turns turtle in Kokernag

Srinagar: Two CRPF men were killed in a road accident at Hiller in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. “Today at about 1850 hrs while the troops were being de-inducted from Hiller Kokernag area, one CRPF vehicle  of 164 Bn F coy met with an accident as the driver lost control of the vehicle and […]

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Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has complimented Universities of Kashmir and Jammu for improving their positions in the Union HRD Ministry’s rankings, results of which were made official today. As per the  ranking status assessed by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Ministry, University of Kashmir has secured 47th ranking among the […]

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Follow SoPs properly: IGP asks police officers during visit to Old City

Follow SoPs properly: IGP asks police officers during visit to Old City

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Swayam Prakash Pani asked police officers to follow proper SOPs while dealing with any “law and order” situation. The IGP accompanied by SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray took a round of downtown Srinagar to take a stock of the situation in the city. “The visit was primarily aimed at […]

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Kupwara DDB meet postponed

Srinagar: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara on Wednesday informed that as per the official communication received from the office of Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, the District Development Board meeting of District Kupwara, scheduled next month on April 7thhas been postponed, and next date shall be communicated separately. The FCS&CA Minister is […]

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Empowered Committee clears 397 cases for regularization

Jammu: The Empowered Committee to consider regularization of leftover Daily-Rated Workers met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance Department Navin K Choudhary. The Committee cleared 397 cases of Daily Rated Workers of different Departments for regularization. Giving details, Mr Choudhary said that out of 397 cases, 132 cases […]

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Excise Commissioner J&K shifted, Principal Secy Finance asked to hold charge

Excise Commissioner J&K shifted, Principal Secy Finance asked to hold charge

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday transferred Mohammad Javed Khan (IAS), Excise Commissioner J&K. As per an order issued here, 2005-batch J&K IAS cadre Khan has been asked to await further orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department. “It is further ordered that as an interim/adhoc arrangement, Principal Secretary to the Government, […]

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Sopore couple, minor son killed in road accident near Lethpora

Srinagar: In a tragic incident, a couple and their minor son were killed and their 18-months old baby was injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpora on wee hours of Wednesday. the 18-month baby Yasir Ahmad has been shifted to hospital. The driver of the vehicle is said to have a miraculous […]

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Kangan youth buried after admin agrees to demands by locals

Kangan youth buried after admin agrees to demands by locals

Srinagar: The 22-year-old youth, who succumbed on Tuesday to injuries sustained in “police action” at Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, was buried at around 2:30pm mid-night after district administration conceded to demands of the locals, sources said on Wednesday. The youth Gowhar Ahmed Rather succumbed to injuries after battling for life for about 20 hours […]

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Police orders department inquiry headed by DIG CKR into Kangan youth’s killing

Police orders department inquiry headed by DIG CKR into Kangan youth’s killing

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on a department enquiry into the killing of a youth at Kangan in central Kashmir. “In a law and order incident at Kangan on 02.04.2018, one person namely Gowhar Ahmed Rather s/o Ab Rehman Rather was injured who was subsequently admitted at SKIMS Soura. Today he succumbed to his […]

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KU postpones all exams scheduled on April 4

KU postpones all exams scheduled on April 4

Srinagar: Kashmir University has postponed all examinations scheduled on Wednesday. “In view of concerns expressed by students, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on April 4, 2018 (Wednesday) are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later,” reads a statement issued by varsity. ​

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