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Gulmarg Avalanche: Dead Russian tourist identified

Gulmarg Avalanche: Dead Russian tourist identified

Srinagar: The Russian tourist who killed in the avalanche at Kashmir’s primer ski resort of Gulmarg has been identified as stanis Lav. Aged around 30-years, Lav was killed while four of his colleagues were rescued after the avalanche swept them away at Gulmarg, the world famous ski resort in north Kashmir, on Friday afternoon. The […]

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Avalanche kills Russian tourist, 4 others rescued; second death in Gulmarg in a month    

Avalanche kills Russian tourist, 4 others rescued; second death in Gulmarg in a month    

Srinagar: A Russian skier was killed and four others were rescued after an avalanche swept them away at Gulmarg, the world famous ski resort in north Kashmir, on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred while the tourists were enjoying skiing in the resort. An official of the district administration said that details were being ascertained as […]

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Govt forms panel to prepare action plan for re-establishing pre-existing network of water bodies in Kashmir

Govt forms panel to prepare action plan for re-establishing pre-existing network of water bodies in Kashmir

Srinagar: The State government has constituted a committee headed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to prepare an action plan for re-establishing the pre-existing network of streams, wet lands, lakes and river Jehlum for better coordination. The committee, continued in compliance to directions by the high court, has been asked to submit progress report fortnightly to the […]

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Pak PM condemns targeting of ‘school van’ by Indian army across LoC

Pak PM condemns targeting of ‘school van’ by Indian army across LoC

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned targeting of a school van by Indian forces across the Line of Control, Radio Pakistan reported on Friday. It also reported Pakistan Army has destroyed an Indian Army post “targeting innocent citizens on the Line of Control in Tatta Pani sector.” “According to Inter-Services Public […]

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Palhallan encounter: Militant escapes, clashes going on

Palhallan encounter: Militant escapes, clashes going on

Srinagar: The militant, who was trapped in Palhallan Pattan, has reportedly managed to escape even as area was still under heavy cordon. Also clashes between youth and government forces were going on inside the village. A fierce gun battle started between militant(s) and the joint team of army and police at Palhallan Pattan in north […]

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Traffic cop, man killed in accidents in Udhampur, Sopore

Traffic cop, man killed in accidents in Udhampur, Sopore

Srinagar: A speeding truck killed a traffic police personnel on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Udhampur district while as 43-year-old man died on spot after a vehicle he was driving rammed into a divider near Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, official sources said on Friday. They said one traffic cop Nazir Ahmad was seriously injured after […]

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Pattan encounter: 24-year-old suffers pellet injuries

Pattan encounter: 24-year-old suffers pellet injuries

Srinagar: A 24-year-old youth was injured after government forces fired pellets at group of people who took to encounter site near Palhallan Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said the youth Ghulam Hassan has been shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. There was no official confirmation. Meanwhile, fierce gun battle started between militants […]

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Pattan encounter in Pictures

Pattan encounter in Pictures
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Gunfight rages in Pattan, 2 militants reportedly trapped; internet, train service suspended

Gunfight rages in Pattan, 2 militants reportedly trapped; internet, train service suspended

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A fierce gun battle started between militants and the joint team of army and police started early Friday morning at Palhallan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reportedly two militants are trapped, one of them is said to be from Tangmarg who has been active from last ten years. Sources told the INS […]

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Authorities issue medium danger avalanche warning

Authorities issue medium danger avalanche warning

Jammu: On the basis of information received from SASE, Medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Baramulla, Gulmarg, Furkian-Z Gali and Kupwara-Chowkibal-Tangdhar. Low danger warning has been issued for Ramban, Anantnag Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Udhampur, Leh, Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar, Kulgam Districts, Bandipora-Kanzalwan-Gurez sector and Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. People living in these avalanche […]

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Day 4: Highway reopens for stranded traffic

Day 4: Highway reopens for stranded traffic

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway re-opened for stranded vehicles, almost 450, on Thursday evening after remaining closed for four consecutive days. Traffic authorities said that fresh traffic will be allowed from Jammu to Srinagar subjected to fair weather. Those desiring to travel on the thoroughfare have been asked to check status on Friday with control rooms.

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JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday

JRL calls for shutdown on Saturday

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown on February 17 against “brutal killing” of Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem, shifting political inmates and lifers from Srinagar central jail and staying of FIR against Army in Shopian killings. In a statement, JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik […]

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Highway closure: NC seeks airlifting of stranded people in Jammu

Highway closure: NC seeks airlifting of stranded people in Jammu

Jammu: Opposition National Conference on Thursday demanded immediate airlifting of stranded passengers in Jammu owing to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with outside world. In a statement issued here, party’s General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar expressed concern over the neglect of passengers stranded in Jammu due to continuous closure […]

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Mehbooba visits Ajmer Sharif, prays for peace in J&K

Mehbooba visits Ajmer Sharif, prays for peace in J&K

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid obeisance at the famous Ajmer Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Rajasthan and prayed for peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir. “Returned to Dargah Ajmer Sharif to seek the blessings of Khwaja Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti (RA). Khwaja Saheb’s timeless message to us was, “Love towards all, […]

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Govt reiterates call for ‘penal’ action against those defying ban on cigarette smoking

Govt reiterates call for ‘penal’ action against those defying ban on cigarette smoking

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday reiterated directions to all the concerned authorities to ensure strict implementation of the ban imposed on smoking in its all offices and initiate appropriate “penal action” against the defaulters under rules. In order to strictly enforce the provisions of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement […]

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Nepal PM resigns, 2 months after successful polls

Nepal PM resigns, 2 months after successful polls

Srinagar: Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli is likely to take over as Prime Minister of Nepal, two months after the successful conclusion of historic parliamentary polls. On Thursday, the incumbent Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba resigned, setting the stage for a Left-front alliance to form the next government in the Himalayan nation. The CPN-UML has already […]

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SSB exams: Court dismisses ‘proxy’ candidate’s bail plea

SSB exams: Court dismisses ‘proxy’ candidate’s bail plea

Srinagar: A local court here has dismissed as premature a bail application filed by a youth from Kulgam who was allegedly arrested for appearing as a proxy candidate in a typing test conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB).  “Adverting to the facts of the case, charge against the accused is a serious […]

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Day 4: Landslides keep highway closed, decision on re-opening to be taken tomorrow

Day 4: Landslides keep highway closed, decision on re-opening to be taken tomorrow

Srinagar: The 300-kilomter Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed for fourth consecutive day on Thursday even as the traffic police said that decision regarding reopening or otherwise of the thoroughfare, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with outside world, would be taken tomorrow. “Due to continuous landslide at Marog (in Ramban district), Srinagar-Jammu National Highway is […]

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Ganderbal up in arms against shifting of CU campus

Ganderbal up in arms against shifting of CU campus

Ganderbal: People and political leaders on Thursday warned agitation over shifting of central University campus from Tullamulla area in this central Kashmir district. Several crores of rupees have been already spent on the construction of few structures including pre fabricated huts, land filling, levelling and fencing of land for establishment of the central University campus […]

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CM orders constitution of CS-led panel on industrial units under forces occupation

CM orders constitution of CS-led panel on industrial units under forces occupation

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said her Government was working to facilitate the industry and trading community in the State as Jammu & Kashmir is first on many counts to incentivise business and industry. Chairing the 7th Industrial Advisory Committee meeting here today, the Chief Minister said her Government took many reformative steps […]

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Authorities issues avalanche warning in 9 districts

Authorities issues avalanche warning in 9 districts

Srinagar: The authorities on Wednesday issued fresh warning avalanche prone areas in nine districts of the Kashmir division including Leh and Kargil. As per a communication of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, there is a danger of avalanches from February 14 to February 15 in avalanche prone areas of Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Leh […]

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CM urges GoI to enhance funds to meet drinking water, irrigation demands in J&K

CM urges GoI to enhance funds to meet drinking water, irrigation demands in J&K

Union Secy DW&S also meets Vohra, call for need to improve sanitation, cleanness Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged government of India’s Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to enhance funds allocations to the Jammu and Kashmir owing to less precipitation during current winter. The request was made by the chief minister in […]

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Highway closed on 3rd day, decision on re-opening tomorrow: officials

Highway closed on 3rd day, decision on re-opening tomorrow: officials

Srinagar: As the 300-kilomter Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed for third consecutive day, the traffic police on Wednesday said that decision regarding reopening or otherwise of the thoroughfare, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with outside world, tomorrow. “Due to landslide at Anokhfall, Srinagar-Jammu Highway remained closed for movement of traffic,” a traffic department official […]

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Highway closure: KAS (Mains) papers tomorrow, Saturday postponed

Highway closure: KAS (Mains) papers tomorrow, Saturday postponed

Srinagar: Citing closure of Srinagar-Jammu Highway, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) announced postponing of first two papers of KAS Mains Exam scheduled from Thursday. “In view of the blockade of National Highway and other roads, it is hereby notified for the information of all the candidates that the Jammu & Kashmir Combined Competitive […]

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HC quashes detention order under PSA against Anantnag youth  

HC quashes detention order under PSA against Anantnag youth  

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed a detention order under Public Safety Act against a detainee from Anantnag district. Disposing a of petition filed by the detainee, Khursheed Ahmad Lone, a bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir also ordered that his further custody shall be governed in accordance with the directions as […]

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Kashmir lawyers’ body blames J&K govt for SC order on FIR into Shopian killings

Kashmir lawyers’ body blames J&K govt for SC order on FIR into Shopian killings

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday termed Supreme Court of India’s decision, stopping police from taking ‘coercive steps’ against Army Major named in FIR by police into killing of three civilian teenagers last month, as “surprising” and blamed the state government for it. “The Bar Association expresses its concern over the proceedings initiated […]

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She lost everything to ‘bad touch’ early; experts caution against child sexual abuses

She lost everything to ‘bad touch’ early; experts caution against child sexual abuses

Srinagar: She is just ‘she’. She doesn’t want to be named. She wants to dis-remember the day she fell prey. She couldn’t differentiate between a good and a bad touch; that is what cost her too much. She was barely seven when she was sexually abused by her father’s uncle. Now she is 26 and […]

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‘Don’t cross the line’: Police banner near site of Karannagar gunfight site

‘Don’t cross the line’: Police banner near site of Karannagar gunfight site

Srinagar: A banner has been placed by Jammu and Kashmir Police, asking people not to venture near encounter site at Karannagar Srinagar. “don’t cross the line. Site is being sanitized (EXPLOSIVE),” reads the banner. A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that on February 12 early in the morning at 4:30 am, one alert […]

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Now SDMA issues avalanche warning

Now SDMA issues avalanche warning

Jammu: On the basis of information received from Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), the J&K State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has issued High danger avalanche warning for Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts including Gulmarg, Kupwara-Chowkibal-Tangdhar sector, Furkian-Z Gali, Bandipora-Kanzalwan-Gurez sector. Medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Kargil district. Low danger warning for […]

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Karannagar encounter: Trying to identify LeT militants, says police

Karannagar encounter: Trying to identify LeT militants, says police

Srinagar: The police on Monday said that it was trying to establish identity of two “LAshker-e-Toiba” militants who were killed after a 27-hour long encounter that also saw killing of paramilitary CRPF personnel at Karannagar, a commercial-cum-residential area in this summer capital of the state. A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that […]

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Hurriyat activist’s killing: Geelani says agencies reviving Ikhwan culture

Hurriyat activist’s killing: Geelani says agencies reviving Ikhwan culture

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday blamed Indian agencies for killing Mohammad Yusuf Nadeem, an executive council member of amalgam and secretary general of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami. He was killed by unidentified persons in Budgam on Monday and Geelani said that agencies were reviving the Ikhwan culture. In an emergency meeting, a statement […]

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‘Sadly’ judiciary no different from Indian executive, legislature: JRL

‘Sadly’ judiciary no different from Indian executive, legislature: JRL

Srinagar: A day after Supreme Court of asked police not to take any ‘coercive steps’ against Major named in FIR by police in killing of the civilian teenagers in Shopian, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) for the people of Kashmir “sadly the Indian judiciary is no different from its executive and legislative authority in dealing […]

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On Herath, Mehbooba turns ‘nostalgic’

On Herath, Mehbooba turns ‘nostalgic’

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday turned nostalgic as she recalled about “soaked walnuts and joy of celebrating ‘Herath’ with good friends before exodus of Kashmir Pandits from Kashmir Valley. “Soaked walnuts & celebrations with good friends are a few of many nostalgic memories I cherish at this time. May these no longer be […]

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Day 4 of Sunjwan attack: Army says found body of soldier from debris, toll 10

Day 4 of Sunjwan attack: Army says found body of soldier from debris, toll 10

Srinagar: Army on Tuesday said that body of one more soldier was recovered from the encounter site inside the Sunjuwan Military camp in Jammu, taking the death toll in the ‘fidayeen’ attack to 10 with six of them Army personnel while others include a civilian and three militants. “The body of the Army jawan was […]

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After 24 hours: Encounter continues in Karanagar; moving ‘cautiously’, says IG CRPF

Srinagar: The encounter between militants and government forces continued after 24 hours even as heavy blasts and intermittent firing heard in Karannagar, a commercial-cum-residential area in the heart of this summer capital of the state. A CRPF trooper was killed and a policeman injured in the gunfight so far. The authorities have also sealed off […]

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Sopore Accident: Slain militant turns to LeT commander Chota Dujana

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A foreign militant was killed in accident at Sopore in Baramulla district has been identified as Chotana Dujana, Lashker-e-Toiba Commander for North Kashmir. A police officer said that Dujana, a resident of Pakistan, along with a local OGW were followed by Police Baramulla and they managed to escape from there and in […]

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House passes Bill on JK’s first National Law University

Jammu: The Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a Bill for establishment of maiden National Law University in Jammu and Kashmir. The Bill was introduced in the House by the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq. Explaining the statement of objects and reasons of the bill, the Minister said that the […]

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Militant, OGW killed in Sopore accident

Baramulla: A foreign militant was killed on spot while an Over Ground Worker succumbed to injuries after the duo met with an accident in Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla District on early Monday morning. They said that the motorbike (JKO5F-0794), the duo was riding skidded on the road, leading to on the spot death of […]

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Defence Minister meets Mehbooba in Jammu; discuss border flare up, Sunjwan attack

Jammu: Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, who flew to winter capital of the state early on Monday, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here this evening. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the overall security scenario obtaining in the State particularly in the backdrop of continued shelling on the borders and the attack on […]

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Snowfall leads to cancellation of all 22 flights from Srinagar, closure of highway

Snowfall leads to cancellation of all 22 flights from Srinagar, closure of highway

Srinagar: As Kashmir received snowfall, ending persistent dry spell, 22 flights were cancelled from the Srinagar ‘International Airport’ due to poor visibility. No flight could either take off or arrive at the airport, the officials told the INS. Fresh snowfall lashed the Valley on Monday morning. The Meteorological Department has predicted rain and snow till […]

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Houses passes Bill: Salary of CJ to be Rs 90000 to Rs 2.50 lakh, Judges’ from Rs 80000 to Rs 2.25 lakh

Jammu: The Legislative Assembly on Monday passed 37th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2018 to raise the salaries of the Chief Justice and Judges of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Explaining the statement of objects and reasons of the Bill, the Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, who moved it […]

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Dialysis facility to be provided in all district hospitals in 2 months: Govt

Srinagar: Every District Hospital in the State will be provided with dialysis facility within next two months, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat said on Monday. Replying to a Question by MLA Kupwara Advocate Bashir Ahmad Dar, the Minister said that one Dialysis Centre is being established in District Kupwara under Centrally Sponsored […]

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Injured CRPF trooper succumbs, stone pelting in Karannagar

Injured CRPF trooper succumbs, stone pelting in Karannagar

Srinagar: A paramilitary CRPF trooper was killed in an encounter between militants and joint team government forces at Karannagar here. A number of youth took to streets and pelted stones at government forces amid gunfight. While stone pelting is going, firing has stopped with no fire heard in the area from last 20-25 minutes, sources […]

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Gunfight rages in Karan Nagar, trooper injured 

Gunfight rages in Karan Nagar, trooper injured 

Srinagar: An encounter between two militants and government forces started on Monday at Karanagar, one of the busiest areas in Srinagar. Official sources said that the militants tried to storm 23 battalion of CRPF at Karanagar 0430 hours. However, sentries repulsed the attack and all security agencies were alerted. Subsequently, reinforced were rushed to the […]

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Snow blankets Kashmir, Highway closed

Snow blankets Kashmir, Highway closed

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed due to heavy snowfall at several places along the 300KM stretch. A traffic official here said that the thoroughfare, the only surface link, connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, was closed on Monday morning. He said that no vehicle will be allowed on either side of the […]

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Respite from dry weather: After overnight rain, snow starts in Kashmir

Respite from dry weather: After overnight rain, snow starts in Kashmir

Srinagar: Bringing respite to the people from persistent dry weather, it has started snowing after overnight rainfall in Kashmir Valley on Monday. The people across the Valley heaved sigh of relief as snow started early Monday morning after substantial rainfall during the night. Reports said there was fairly good snowfall in higher reaches of the […]

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Jammu ‘Fidayeen’ Attack: 2 JCOs among 5 army men, civilian from J&K killed

Jammu ‘Fidayeen’ Attack: 2 JCOs among 5 army men, civilian from J&K killed

Srinagar: Two Junior Commissioned officers were among five soldiers killed along with a civilian in attack which army said was a group of fidayeens on its Sunjuwan Brigade here on wee hours of Saturday. While all slain soldiers and civilian belong to Jammu and Kashmir, army has also claimed to have killed three fidayeens. The […]

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Higher reaches to witness moderate to heavy snow: weather advisory

Higher reaches to witness moderate to heavy snow: weather advisory

Srinagar: Weatherman on Sunday issued an advisory moderate to heavy rain and snow at “widespread places” of Jammu, Kashmir and moderate snowfall in Ladakh, mainly in Kargil district from night of 11 to forenoon of February 13 “A fresh Western Disturbance is affecting Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining area and most likely to affect the […]

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Militants attack army camp in Shopian

Militants attack army camp in Shopian

Srinagar: Suspected militants fired at Army camp in Chillipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Army retaliated but there was no loss of life or injury reported so far. More details awaited..

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First ever FDI of Rs 5000 cr: J&K enters into JV with Dubai Ports

First ever FDI of Rs 5000 cr: J&K enters into JV with Dubai Ports

Dubai: In a maiden and major development, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir last evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here with Dubai Ports World to establish Multi-Modal Logistics Park (MMLP) and transportation hub in the State through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The MoU was signed by JK Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu with […]

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