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HC stays Dr Ahanger’s removal as Director SKIMS

HC stays Dr Ahanger’s removal as Director SKIMS

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed a government order, relieving Dr. A.G. Ahanger from the post of Director SKIMS till further orders. “The order no.45-GAD of 2018 dated 6th January 2018, is stayed till next date of hearing before the Bench. However, this order shall be subject to objections from other side,” a […]

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Class XII exams: 31 among 45 disabled students pass, 4 with distinction  

Class XII exams: 31 among 45 disabled students pass, 4 with distinction  

Srinagar: As many as 31 disabled students passed by the class 12 examination, the result of which was declared by  Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education on Thursday. A total of 45 physically disabled students appeared in the exams and include 32 males and 13 females. Of them, 31 (68%) were declared successful and […]

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61.44% pass 12th class exam, 88 students share top 10 positions

61.44% pass 12th class exam, 88 students share top 10 positions

Srinagar: Over 61 per cent students on Thursday cleared the Class XII examinations, with girls once again outshining the boys. The top ten positions in four streams—Science, Commerce, Arts and Home Science—has been shared by 88 students. A total of 55163 students wrote examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education in […]

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On ‘record’ in House: Whatever you will get, you will get it from India only, Mehbooba tells Hurriyat

On ‘record’ in House: Whatever you will get, you will get it from India only, Mehbooba tells Hurriyat

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked “mainstream and outside mainstream” people of Jammu and Kashmir that whatever “you will get, you will get it from India only and nowhere else.” “Be it our constitution which we swear by along with country’s constitution; be it our flag or residuary powers, protect them. This means […]

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Mehbooba attends ‘Lohri Milan’ in Jammu

Mehbooba attends ‘Lohri Milan’ in Jammu
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Train service to remain suspended in south Kashmir tomorrow

Train service to remain suspended in south Kashmir tomorrow

Srinagar: Train service shall remain suspended for another day on Thursday due to security reasons in south Kashmir while it will chug on Srinagar-Baramulla track as per schedule, officials said on Wednesday. “Srinagar-Banihal train service shall remain suspended tomorrow (Thursday),” a railway official told INS. However, he said, the train service From Srinagar-Baramulla will run […]

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Mehbooba announces amnesty to youth involved in cases during 2016 unrest

Mehbooba announces amnesty to youth involved in cases during 2016 unrest

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday announced grant of amnesty against youth involved in various cases during the unrest of 2016 even as she appealed all shades of opinion in the State and the country to come forward and help in the getting the State out of present uncertainties and bloodshed. Replying to the […]

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Drabu to present Budget tomorrow

Drabu to present Budget tomorrow

Jammu: The Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu Wednesday gave final touches to the Budget 2018-19 to be presented by him in the State Legislature on Thursday. This will be the 4th Budget in a row to be presented by Dr Drabu. The Finance Minister and his junior Minister Ajay Nanda were huddled with the team […]

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Div Com conducts motorable drive on Ram Bagh flyover stretch

Div Com conducts motorable drive on Ram Bagh flyover stretch

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Tuesday conducted an extensive motorable drive along with a cavalcade of 30 vehicles from Amar Singh College to Ram Bagh flyover stretch to inspect the patchwork and other necessary works going-on on the bridge. Div Com directed ERA engineers to complete the construction work at an earliest […]

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2,034 Hepatitis-B cases in Kokernag: Govt

2,034 Hepatitis-B cases in Kokernag: Govt

Jammu: The State government on Wednesday said 2,034 persons have been “registered for treatment” of Hepatitis-B in Kokernag area of south Kashmir. Responding to a Calling Attention Motion moved by MLC Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat however said that no death has been reported in the Kashmir division so […]

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NHM employees demand for regularization ‘being looked into’: Govt

NHM employees demand for regularization ‘being looked into’: Govt

Jammu: Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat on Wednesday said that government has conceded maximum demands of the National Health Mission (NHM) employees even as their demand for regularisation of services is being looked into. He said a four member committee constituted by the government to look into the demands of the NHM […]

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‘Upset’ over sitting arrangement, Zulfikar gives a miss to Assembly

‘Upset’ over sitting arrangement, Zulfikar gives a miss to Assembly

Jammu: Minister for Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali remained absent on Tuesday from State legislative assembly, presently in its Budget Session. He has not attended the State Assembly since January 3 due to resentment over sitting arrangements made by the government’s Cabinet list without keeping the […]

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For a change, boys fare better than girls as 62.94% pass class 10th exam

For a change, boys fare better than girls as 62.94% pass class 10th exam

Tabish Khan Srinagar: Boys on Tuesday outperformed girls as 62.94 students were declared success in class 10th examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE). Of the total students who wrote exams, 63.33 % boys were declared qualified compared to 62.52 percentage for the fairer gender. JKBOSE official said that a […]

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Tassaduq to ‘oversee’ CM Grievance Cell

Tassaduq to ‘oversee’ CM Grievance Cell

Srinagar: Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, tourism minister, was on Tuesday assigned additional charge to “oversee” the functioning of the Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell till further orders. Tassaduq had earlier resigned from the post of Co-ordinator J&K Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell in the run up to his induction into the cabinet led by his sister Mehbooba Mufti. […]

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Train services to and fro south Kashmir suspended for tomorrow

Train services to and fro south Kashmir suspended for tomorrow

Srinagar: Train services to and fro South Kashmir will remain suspended on Wednesday in order to maintain “law and order” in the area. The decision by railway authorities follows killing of a civilian in Khudwani area of Kulgam by government forces on Tuesday. A railway officials told INS over phone that the service between Banihal […]

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Kulgam youth’s killing: Mehbooba ‘anguished’, DC orders probe

Kulgam youth’s killing: Mehbooba ‘anguished’, DC orders probe

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep “anguish” over the killing of a youth in Kulgam district on Tuesday. The Chief Minister has directed the district administration to conduct a probe to know the reasons of the killing and come up with a report at the earliest, an official spokesman said. Accordingly, the Deputy […]

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Blinded by pellets, Insha qualifies 10th exams

Blinded by pellets, Insha qualifies 10th exams

Shopian: Insha Mushtaq, the teenage girl completely blinded by pellets fired by government forces during the 2016 uprising in Kashmir, has qualified class 10th exam, the results of which were declared by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education. Insha Mushtaq resident of Sedow village of this south Kashmir district was completely blinded when forces […]

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Opposition protests, stage walkout in LC over chairman’s participation in PDP-BJP meeting

Opposition protests, stage walkout in LC over chairman’s participation in PDP-BJP meeting

Jammu, Jan 9: Opposition members in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Tuesday disrupted the proceedings in house of elders against “participation” of LC chairman in PDP-BJP coalition meeting last week. As the House assembled for the day, all opposition members stood up and raised the issue regarding participation of Legislative Council Chairman Haji Anayat […]

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OPD, surgeries running smoothly in SKIMS: Govt

OPD, surgeries running smoothly in SKIMS: Govt

Jammu: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat on Tuesday informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government will take appropriate steps to end the ongoing strike in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura. While responding to the point raised by M Y Tarigami and Mian Altaf Ahmed regarding the strike of SKIMS doctors […]

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In Assembly, Omar asks govt to ‘clarify’ Dineshwar Sharma’s mandate

In Assembly, Omar asks govt to ‘clarify’ Dineshwar Sharma’s mandate

Jammu: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday asked government to clarify the mandate of Dineshwar Sharma, a former Intelligence Bureau chief nominated by New Delhi as a Special Representative to “initiate and carry forward a dialogue with elected representatives, various organisations and concerned individuals in Jammu and Kashmir. While taking part in discussion on […]

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Kulgam youth dead in first civilian killing in 2018

Kulgam youth dead in first civilian killing in 2018

Srinagar: In first civilian killing during protests this year, a 23-year-old youth was killed during clashes at Khudwani in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday. Two other youth were also injured in use of force by government forces. Official sources said the youth, Khalid Ahmad Dar son of Suleman Dar, was hit in his […]

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Cabinet meeting in Jammu at 5:30 p.m. today

Cabinet meeting in Jammu at 5:30 p.m. today

Jammu: The state cabinet meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to take place in civil secretariat here at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Sources told INS said that the cabinet is likely to clear several crucial proposals during the meeting. This is the first cabinet meeting after recent expansion which saw […]

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88040 unemployed youth registered in 2017: Govt

88040 unemployed youth registered in 2017: Govt

Jammu: As many as 88040 un-employed youth including technocrats, graduates and post graduates listed themselves with various district employment and counselling centres of in the state till December 2017, minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu said on Tuesday. Replying to a question by Sat Pal Sharma in Legislative Assembly, the Minister also […]

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KPs protest, demand enhancement in cash assistance

Jammu: Kashmiri migrant relief holders and youth, who have surpassed government fixed age for employment, on Monday staged a protest demonstration in Jammu against ruling PDP-BJP’s ‘discriminatory’ approach in resolving their grievance. The protesters said that the attitude of the government has made their life “miserable” and that over-aged youth and the relief holders have […]

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Nitish all praise for late Mufti Sayeed

Nitish all praise for late Mufti Sayeed

Jammu: Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar on Monday said that late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed always believed in peaceful resolution of issues rather than acrimony or discord. Delivering his speech of acceptance after receiving the Mufti Muhammad Sayeed award on Probity in Politics & Public Life here, the six-time Bihar Chief Minister said the Mufti had […]

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Govt forces launch searches in Tral village

Govt forces launch searches in Tral village

Pulwama: A cordon and search operation has been launched by government forces in Syedabad Pastuna village of south Kashmir’s Tral on Monday evening. Official sources told INS that government forces launched search operation after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area. The search operation in the area was going on when […]

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Govt committed to welfare of workers, marginalized: Mehbooba

Govt committed to welfare of workers, marginalized: Mehbooba

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that that her Government was committed to the welfare and upliftment of marginalised sections of society particularly labours, landless and those working in the unorganised sector. Addressing a gathering on the launch of Muhafiz, a welfare initiative for the social security net of around three lakh workers […]

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Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi participates in first Mufti Memorial Lecture

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi participates in first Mufti Memorial Lecture

Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired “The First Mufti Memorial Lecture” in a function organized to commemorate Mufti Sayeed Day at Gen Zorawar Singh Auditorium, here on Monday. Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister J&K, Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister Bihar, Dr. Nirmal K Singh, Deputy Chief Minister J&K, Lord Meghnad […]

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PDP using dialogue, reconciliation as ‘sugar coated’ terms: Hurriyat Conference (M)

PDP using dialogue, reconciliation as ‘sugar coated’ terms: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday termed as ‘sugar coated’ the use of terms like ‘dialogue’, ‘reconciliation’ and ‘mutual trust building among stakeholders’ for the resolution of Kashmir issue by ruling PDP as “sugar coated” even as it termed continued house arrest of amalgam’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq “policy of political revenge and harassment.” In […]

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Geelani demands ‘immediate’ shifting of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar

Geelani demands ‘immediate’ shifting of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday demanded immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various Indian jails to the Kashmir Valley. Expressing “serious concern” over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, the octogenarian leader said that those lodged in Tihar Jail including Shabir Ahmad Shah, […]

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Militant killed in Chadoora, clashes ensue

Militant killed in Chadoora, clashes ensue

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that one militant was killed in an encounter with government forces at Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Official sources said that a joint team of police, CRPF and army launched a joint cordon-and-search operation of Kaneera Patalgam village following specific information about the presence of militants there. They said […]

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Sajjad Bazaz bereaved

Sajjad Bazaz bereaved

Srinagar: Ziauddin Bazaz, father of Sajjad Bazaz, in charge Corporate Communication of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and renowned columnist of Valley, passed away after brief illness on Monday. According to family sources, Ziauddin Bazaz breathed his last at his residence at Firdousabad (Lane no. 13) Batamaloo here. Hundreds of people participated in the funeral of […]

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Internet snapped in Budgam, Pulwama amid gunfight in Chadoora

Internet snapped in Budgam, Pulwama amid gunfight in Chadoora

Srinagar: Internet has been suspended in Budgam and Pulwama excluding Awantipora in wake of the encounter between militants and government forces in Chadoora, official sources said on Monday. Two militants have been reportedly killed in the ongoing encounter. However, there was no official confirmation. The internet suspension also follows protests by youth near the encounter […]

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Train service from Srinagar-Banihal suspended over fear of protests

Train service from Srinagar-Banihal suspended over fear of protests

Srinagar: Train service from Banihal to Nowgam Srinagar has been suspended on Monday in view of “apprehension” of protests by residents of Malangpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources told INS that railway authorities’ decision to suspend the service followed a advisory by local administration to Chief Area Manager Northern Railways on the apprehensions […]

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At -6.1C, Srinagar records season’s coldest night, Gulmarg freezes at -10.6C

At -6.1C, Srinagar records season’s coldest night, Gulmarg freezes at -10.6C

Srinagar: The cold wave further tightened its grip over Kashmir with Srinagar experiencing the season’s coldest night so far, weatherman said on Monday. A meteorological department official here told INS that the minimum temperature in this summer capital of the state settled at minus 6.1 degree Celsius against -6.0 degree Celsius on previous night. He […]

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Driver killed as truck carrying chickens plunges into gorge in Ramban

Driver killed as truck carrying chickens plunges into gorge in Ramban

Srinagar: Driver of a truck, carrying cages of chickens, was killed in an accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district on Sunday. Official sources told INS said that the truck (PB-06AK-2226) rolled down into a gorge near Chamalwas area of the mountainous district, killing the driver Ramesh Kumar of Bawana Pathankot Punjab, on the spot. […]

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J&K Personal Law Board passes resolution to oppose ‘triple talak’ law

J&K Personal Law Board passes resolution to oppose ‘triple talak’ law

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Law Board (JKMPLB) on Sunday passed a resolution, opposing the extension of proposed central law restricting ‘triple talak’ in the state. The resolution was passed during an executive council of JKMPLB chaired by Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Bashir-ud-Din Ahmad Farooqi, at its head office here. All […]

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Sopore: Militant from Tral among 3 persons arrested

Sopore: Militant from Tral among 3 persons arrested

Sopore: A militant and two other persons, suspected to be OGWs, were arrested on Sunday evening in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s BAramulla district. Official sources told INS that acting on specific information about the presence of militants, Army, 163 Territorial Army and police’s SOG launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation at Watlab area of north Kashmir […]

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Police recovers stolen car in Pulwama

Police recovers stolen car in Pulwama

Pulwama: After sending security agencies in a tizzy ahead of the R-Day, police recovered stolen vehicle from south Kashmir Pulwama district on Sunday. Official sources told INS that the red-colour Wagnor (JK01P- 6404) belonging to Bashir Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohidin Dar of Dangerpora was stolen from Dangerpora area on Saturday evening. Police station […]

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Photos of Hizb’s new recruit, a research scholar from Kupwara, go viral

Photos of Hizb’s new recruit, a research scholar from Kupwara, go viral

Kupwara: Photos of a research scholar from Kupwara joining Hizbul Mujahideen has gone viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir. The photos have set the alarm bells ringing for the police and other security establishment in the state, particularly from Kupwara. In the photos, the youth, Manan Ahmad Wani (M.Phill, Ph.D in applied […]

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For how long should humanity bleed, asks Mehbooba

For how long should humanity bleed, asks Mehbooba

Bijhehara: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday appealed India and Pakistan to take measures for betterment of mutual relations which would consequentially reduce acrimony, violence and lead to an atmosphere of friendship between the two neighbours. Addressing a gathering of people at the mausoleum of late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on the occasion of his second […]

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2 held with 50 lakh demonetized currency: Police

2 held with 50 lakh demonetized currency: Police

Srinagar: Police on Sunday arrested two persons and claimed recovered demonetized currency of 50 lakhs from their possession. A police party of from Baghiyas led by the in-charge Police Post Sub-inspector Ajaz Ahmad apprehended two persons during a surprise naka checking near Batboni Baghiyas and recovered demonetized currency of Rs 50 lakhs from their possession. […]

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Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year

Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year

Uri: A soldier ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Officials identified the soldier as Subba Roy of 8 Rashtriya Rifles and he was currently posted at Gawalion Uri. While this is the first suicide, at-least 92 personnel from the three armed forces committed suicide […]

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Geelani demands probe by UN sponsored war crime tribunal into J&K massacres

Geelani demands probe by UN sponsored war crime tribunal into J&K massacres

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday demanded impartial investigation by United Nations sponsored war crime tribunal into all “gruesome massacres” in Jammu and Kashmir. Paying rich tributes to the victims of Sopore massacres on their 25th anniversary, Geelani said that silence by international community over these gruesome and heart wrenching incidents […]

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Sopore massacre: HR group holds protest, demands justice

Sopore massacre: HR group holds protest, demands justice

Srinagar: International Forum for Justice/Human Rights Forum on Saturday held a protest demonstration here on 25th anniversary of Sopore massacre. Over 50 people were killed in the massacre by paramilitary Border Security Forces. Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, chairman of the rights group, said: “We came here to protest and demand justice. The justice should be given […]

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IAS, KAS among 14 officers transferred

IAS, KAS among 14 officers transferred

Srinagar: One IAS and four KAS were among 14 officers transferred by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday. According to separate orders, Owais Ahmed (IAS), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Karnah-Tangdhar, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Finance Department. Ghulam Mustafa Andrabi (KAS), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kangan, has been transferred and posted as […]

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Kupwara avalanches: Recovery ends, toll 11

Kupwara avalanches: Recovery ends, toll 11

Tassaduq Hussain Tangdhar: Rescuers pulled the final dead bodies from the snow on Saturday afternoon, raising the final death toll in devastating avalanches near Sadna Top in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to 11. Official sources told INS that with the recovery of the bodies of ten persons near ‘Khooni Nallah’ area, everyone person known to […]

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Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches

Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches

Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she was ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in a snow avalanche at Sadhna Top in Kupwara. At least ten persons were killed in the avalanches at Sadna Top in north Kashmir district. “Distressed over the loss of lives in […]

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Kupwara avalanche: Rescuers find 3 bodies, 4 persons still missing

Kupwara avalanche: Rescuers find 3 bodies, 4 persons still missing

Kupwara: Rescuers working through the night pulled three bodies from snow after an avalanche near Sadhana Pass in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Officials told INS that three bodies, two female and one male, were retrieved from the site during the night-long rescue operation by a joint team of army, police and locals. […]

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Yearning for justice 25 years after Sopore massacre

Yearning for justice 25 years after Sopore massacre

Sopore: January 6, 2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Sopore massacre—in which 56 men lost their lives and six others were injured. The long arm of the law, as they say, has failed to catch those behind the carnage, the memories of which remain fresh in minds and hearts of people, especially the […]