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Over 95 percent of power distribution network restored in Srinagar

Over 95 percent of power distribution network restored in Srinagar

400 of 430 megawatts being supplied as of Sunday evening

SRINAGAR: Over 95 percent of power distribution network has been restored with 65 out of 66 receiving stations having been charged and 400 out of 400 megawatts of power being supplied in Srinagar as of Sunday evening. This follows round-the-clock efforts of the Srinagar administration with Power Development Department officials braving odds manoeuvring through snow […]

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Power sector service restoration post snowfall: Comm Secy PDD takes appraisal

Power sector service restoration post snowfall: Comm Secy PDD takes appraisal

SRINAGAR: To review service restoration works in power sector post snowfall, Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD) Hirdesh Kumar Singh today convened a meeting with the officers of PDD and PGCIL. During the meeting, detailed report was given on various steps taken by power department in view of current circumstances including ERS for collapsed big […]

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DC Srinagar conducts extensive tour of Downtown

Assesses essential services availability, inspects post snowfall restoration

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with Commissioner SMC Khurshid Sanai Sunday conducted an extensive tour of Downtown visiting various areas to assess availability of essential services and obtain public feedback. The DC inspected snow-clearance of lanes and by-lanes, restoration of power and water supplies, response of health institutions, ration supply and […]

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All schools, colleges to remain open from tomorrow: Div Com

All schools, colleges to remain open from tomorrow: Div Com

SRINAGAR: According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, that all schools, colleges and other educational institutions shall remain open from tomorrow.

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Lieutenant Governor visits Civil Secretariat, receives Guard of Honour

Lieutenant Governor visits Civil Secretariat, receives Guard of Honour

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu was presented ceremonial Guard of Honour, when he visited Civil Secretariat for the first time after assuming office. The Lieutenant Governor interacted with Commissioner Secretaries and Heads of Departments who briefed him about the government functioning and developmental activities being carried in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Girish Chandra Murmu sworn in as 1st Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Girish Chandra Murmu sworn in as 1st Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Srinagar:  Girish Chandra Murmu today took oath as the Ist Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here today. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, […]

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Lt Governor designate arrives

Lt Governor designate arrives

SRINAGAR: Lt Governor designate of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu today arrived in Srinagar. At Srinagar International Airport he was received by Advisor Farooq Khan and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam. Principal Secretary Home, Shaleen Kabra; Principal Secretary Hospitality and Protocol, Rohit Kansal; DG Police, Dilbagh Singh; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; IGP Kashmir, […]

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12th class examination commenced

12th class examination commenced

SRINAGAR: According to a statement issued by Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) that the Annual Regular Examination of Higher Secondary (Class 12th) commenced today. Around 48,000 students of Kashmir division appeared in the examination.  As many as 433 centres besides a special centre for specially-abled students had been set up at BOSE […]

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DSEK inspects Board exam centres at Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam

DSEK inspects Board exam centres at Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Mohammad Younis Malik today inspected various Board examination centres in Anantnag, Pulwama and Kulgam districts. The Director Education visited GHSS Qazigund, HSS Visoo, HSS Wanpoh, HSS Bijbehara, HSS Lethpora and Zeba Aapa School for specially-abled children at Bijbehara. During the visit, DSEK expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by […]

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Warm send off accorded to Dr. SP Vaid

Warm send off accorded to Dr. SP Vaid

Dr. Vaid was source of great support and guidance: DGP Dilbag Singh J&K Police has faced various challenges since 1947: Dr. Vaid

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police accorded warm send off to one of its leaders Dr. S.P Vaid, as a mark of respect and recognition of his glorious service at a function organized at Police Golf Course this afternoon. Dr. Vaid is retiring from active service tomorrow. Director General of Police J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh, presided over […]

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Chief Secretary for speeding up procurement of fruit through MIS

Chief Secretary for speeding up procurement of fruit through MIS

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam today directed the concerned officers to speed up the process of procurement of fruit through Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) and transport them to other states in an expedited mode. The Chief Secretary was speaking during a meeting with a Central team led by Special Secretary Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and […]

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Dr. Samoon visits Rs 100 cr Bull Mother cum Dairy farm project in Kulgam

Dr. Samoon visits Rs 100 cr Bull Mother cum Dairy farm project in Kulgam

Inspects poultry estate at Tral

KULGAM: Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry/Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Dr. Asghar Samoon today inspected a mega Bull Mother cum Dairy Farm project in Brazloo Kulgam. The concerned officers informed the Principal Secretary that the estimated project cost is Rs 100 crore and will be completed in a phased manner. With the setting up of the project, […]

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Div Com Jammu reviews arrangements for Rashtriya Ekta Divas

Series of events to mark celebration

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today reviewed arrangements for celebration of “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” in the division, here at a meeting. Rashtriya Ekta Divas- is celebrated every year on October 31, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chouhan, Commissioner JMC Pankaj Magotra, Coordinator DSEJ Bharat Bushan, Director ULBJ Vir […]

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KU suspends class work, schools, colleges closed in Srinagar

KU suspends class work, schools, colleges closed in Srinagar

Srinagar: All school and collages in Srinagar have been closed while Kashmir University has suspended class work following the killing of militants at Fateh Kadal, Srinagar. According to an order by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar all All school and collages shall remain closed in the summer capital of the state. A senior official of Kashmir university […]

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IED recovered near HMT Srinagar, defused

IED recovered near HMT Srinagar, defused

Srinagar: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered by 44BN of CRPF in the wee hours of Saturday near HMT area of Srinagar outskirts on Srinagar-Baramulla highway. It was diffused by the bomb disposal squad at morning. Reports said 44BN of CRPF recovered the IED, which was plotted near HMT, around 4 am. The government […]

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9 KAS officers shifted

9 KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday transferred eleven officers, nine of them KAS, in the interest of administration. According to separate orders, Anil Kumar (KAS), Deputy Secretary Finance Department, has been transferred and posted as Project Officer, Wage Employment (ACD), Kishtwar, vice Mr. Garbi Rashid Dar. Garbi Rashid Dar (KAS), Project Officer, Wage […]

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Doing justice, being fair important aspect of judicial system: CJ

Doing justice, being fair important aspect of judicial system: CJ

Jammu: Chief Justice J&K High Court Badar Durrez Ahmad said that doing justice and being fair was the most important aspect of judicial system. Speaking on the occasion of inaugurating a one-month long Induction Training Programme for newly appointed Civil Judges (Junior Division) organized by State Judicial Academy, the Chief justice said that it was […]

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Geelani, Mirwaiz pay tributes to youth killed in Pulwama gunfight

Geelani, Mirwaiz pay tributes to youth killed in Pulwama gunfight

Srinagar: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Monday paid tributes to three youths killed in an encounter with government forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. In a statement, Geelani said India and its ‘stooges’ were directly responsible for the killing of youth in Kashmir. He […]

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Burglar who tried to break open Jamia safe held in Ganderbal

Burglar who tried to break open Jamia safe held in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Police on Monday said it arrested a burglar who had tried to break open the safe of a Jamia Masjid Gund here. A police officer said that a complaint was received that during the night hours, an attempt was made by unknown person(s) to commit theft in Jamia Masjid Gund. “The unknown theive(s) tried […]

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Assembly session to begin with obituary reference to 8 former members, MP

Srinagar: The legislative assembly will see obituary references on the demise of eight former ministers and members as it begins in Jammu on Thursday. As per the tradition, the members will observe two-minute silence in honour of Makhan Lal Fotedar (Ex- Minister); Sheikh Mohammad Maqbool (Ex- Minister); Sofi Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din (Ex-Minister); Molvi Abdul Rashid (Ex-Deputy […]

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LA session to begin with obituary reference to 8 former members, MP

LA session to begin with obituary reference to 8 former members, MP

Srinagar: The legislative assembly will see obituary references on the demise of eight former ministers and members as it begins in Jammu on Thursday. As per the tradition, the members will observe two-minute silence in honour of Makhan Lal Fotedar (Ex- Minister); Sheikh Mohammad Maqbool (Ex- Minister); Sofi Ghulam Mohi-Ud-Din (Ex-Minister); Molvi Abdul Rashid (Ex-Deputy […]

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Omar condoles hotelier Khanday’s demise

Omar condoles hotelier Khanday’s demise

Srinagar, January 01, 2018: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of valleys prominent young hotelier Ifshan Khanday who died of a massive heart attack in Chandigarh. Expressing shock and grief over Ifshan’s demise, Omar extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for […]

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Geelani condemns India’s call on ‘triple talak’, Haj for women without ‘Mahram’

Geelani condemns India’s call on ‘triple talak’, Haj for women without ‘Mahram’

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday strongly condemned passage of bill in Indian parliament on criminalising ‘triple talak’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcement that Muslim women can travel for Haj without ‘Mahram’. “The attempts by India to change the Islamic laws are total interference with the religion which is unacceptable to […]

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Mehbooba asks PDD to follow curtailment schedule strictly  

Mehbooba asks PDD to follow curtailment schedule strictly  

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday asked Power Development Department to strictly adhere to the electricity curtailment schedule. An official spokesman said she took a serious view of the reports of difficulties caused to common people due to “occasional” disruptions in power and drinking water supply during a high level meeting convened here to review and […]

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Delhi pursuing sectarian dogma, fabricating stories: Geelani

Delhi pursuing sectarian dogma, fabricating stories: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Confernce chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said New Delhi was pursuing “sectarian dogma and propagating fabricated stories against pro-freedom leadership in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued, Geelani while referring to prevailing “gloomy” situation and commenting over unabated brutalities inflicted by authorities and intimidating statements said that authorities in Delhi through […]

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Mehbooba orders cleaning of flood channels in Bla town

Mehbooba orders cleaning of flood channels in Bla town

Baramulla: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who was here on her public outreach programme on Monday announced release of Rs. 20 lakh for installing high mast lights and better illumination in the streets of the town. Mehbooba also announced release of Rs. 20 lakh for construction of a drain from Boys Degree College to Kralhar and […]

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Govt shifts IAS, 6 KAS officers

Govt shifts IAS, 6 KAS officers

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday ordered transfer of an IAS and six KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to different orders, Shafiq Ahmed Raina (IAS), awaiting orders of posting in the GAD has been transferred and posted as Commissioner Secretary Revenue Department. Raina has been also asked to hold the […]

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Need for making allocation agenda J&K specific, Mehbooba tells Niti Ayug

Need for making allocation agenda J&K specific, Mehbooba tells Niti Ayug

Srinagar: Vice Chairman, Niti Ayug, Dr. Rajiv Kumar called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Saturday and discussed several issues regarding the developmental paradigm of the State. The Chief Minister brought to the notice of Dr. Rajiv Kumar the need for making the allocation agenda State specific in view of the peculiar nature […]

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Pensioners to get free insurance cover from next year: Govt

Pensioners to get free insurance cover from next year: Govt

Budgam: Ruling PDP-BJP government on Thursday announced that the pensioners of Jammu and Kashmir government will get free insurance cover from the next year. “Pensioners are a nation’s treasure. They are the repository of our tradition and culture. Keeping in view their contributions and hardships, we have decided that the government will provide them free […]

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Kashmir Super League-III bidding held in Dubai

Kashmir Super League-III bidding held in Dubai

Srinagar: Owners and captains of various teams on Wednesday bid hard to pick best players during the bidding for Kashmir Super League-III. The auction was held at Dubai. Many registered cricket players were up for grabs and team owners and captains went all out to grab the best talent. “The tournament is being dedicated to […]

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Cabinet welcomes Mishra’s appointment as GoI’s representative

Cabinet welcomes Mishra’s appointment as GoI’s representative

Srinagar: The State Cabinet that met here on Monday under the Chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti welcomed appointment of Dineshwar Mishra as the Representative of government of India to initiate a sustained dialogue with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir. The Cabinet observed that this was a long pending demand which will pave the […]

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Roadmap for regularization of casual staff approved

Roadmap for regularization of casual staff approved

Srinagar: The state cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti accepted the report of the high level committee headed by the Chief Secretary laying out a roadmap for absorption/regularization of Casual/Seasonal Labourers/ Daily Rated Workers so as to ensure sustainable livelihood to thousands of persons and engagements which were […]

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Cabinet approves news HC posts, setting up of 4 fast track courts

Cabinet approves news HC posts, setting up of 4 fast track courts

Srinagar: The state cabinet which met here on Monday under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved creation of post of Registrar (Computers) and Joint Registrar (Computers) in the High Court of J&K. The post of Registrar would be in the pay scale applicable to that of Director and Joint Registrar Computers to that […]

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Cabinet approves Water Policy

Cabinet approves Water Policy

Srinagar: The state cabinet which met here on Monday under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti adopted State Water Policy and Plan. The Water Policy and Plan was to be formulated in terms of Section (IV) of the J&K State Water Resources (Regulation & Management) Act, 2010. The Cabinet called for co-opting the Forest […]

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SMC Commissioner Dr Shafqat Khan overseeing construction of drainage system near a famous grocery shop in Lal Chowk here at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday

SMC Commissioner Dr Shafqat Khan overseeing construction of drainage system near a famous grocery shop in Lal Chowk here at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday

 

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Braid chopping: Ethical crisis facing Kashmir, says Naeem

Braid chopping: Ethical crisis facing Kashmir, says Naeem

Srinagar: Government spokesman and Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar on Friday claimed “ethical crisis” was facing Kashmir and asked people to desist from demonstrating what he said collective frenzied behaviour in the wake of the “mass hysteria” around braid-chopping. Expressing his anguish at the latest incident in which a mentally challenged person was assaulted […]

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Modi spends 2 hours on Diwali with soldiers in Gurez

Modi spends 2 hours on Diwali with soldiers in Gurez

Srinagar: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Thursday celebrated Diwali with the soldiers of Indian Army and BSF, in Gurez Valley, near the Line of Control, in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. He was there for nearly two hours. This was the fourth successive Diwali that the Prime Minister has celebrated with soldiers on the border. […]

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Non-availability of docs in far-flung areas: CM takes strong note, orders action against them

Non-availability of docs in far-flung areas: CM takes strong note, orders action against them

Srinagar: Taking a strong note of the reports of non-availability of specialist doctors in the far flung and rural areas, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday ordered concerned to take action against the medicos who do not report to duty in these areas. She also sought a status report within a week’s time from the […]

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UJC blames Indian spy agencies for braid chopping

UJC blames Indian spy agencies for braid chopping

Srinagar: United Jehad Council, an amalgam of various militant organizations, on Sunday blamed ‘Indian spy agencies’ for braid chopping of women in Kashmir. “India by spreading fear can’t make Kashmiris to relinquish their freedom struggle,” Secretary General of UJC and Ameer (chief) of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen said in an emailed statement. “The Indian troopers and spy agencies caused fear […]

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Video: Nundreshi colony bemina protests against braid cutting

 

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Mehbboba for bridging gap among regions, people 

Mehbboba for bridging gap among regions, people 

Leh: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday appealed student community to help her in having inter-regional interactions in the State and bring down the differences and misgivings about each other in the people of the regions. Addressing a function after distributing scooties among the meritorious students of Leh district at Eliezan Joldan Memorial College here […]

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Fidayeen attack aftermath: Guv tells CM to get security audit of all forces establishments 

Fidayeen attack aftermath: Guv tells CM to get security audit of all forces establishments 

Srinagar: Government N N Vohra on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Mehbooba to see heads of all government forces have a time-bound security audit of all sensitive and important security establishments in Jammu and Kashmir “The governor advised the Chief Minister to see that the Heads of all the security forces held an urgent meeting for […]

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Mehbooba pained at Dal’s plight, to periodically monitor its cleaning

Mehbooba pained at Dal’s plight, to periodically monitor its cleaning

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday was ‘pained’ over the pollution levels and quantity of weeds in Dal Lake, the flagship of Kashmir’s tourism. The Chief Minister also announced that she would be herself monitoring the cleaning up of the lake periodically. During a visit to the interiors of the lake, Mehbooba directed pacing […]

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Pot calling the kettle black’: Geelani on DGP’s claims on braid chopping

Pot calling the kettle black’: Geelani on DGP’s claims on braid chopping

‘Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday rejected Director General of Police’s statement in which he blamed separatists for braid chopping incidents and termed it “pot calling the kettle black.” “In presence of lakhs of Indian troops, be it CRPF, BSF, STF or army, the incidents of braid chopping have become mysterious. The […]

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Vohra asks govt to provide adequate funds to Scouts & Guides movement 

Vohra asks govt to provide adequate funds to Scouts & Guides movement 

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra, on Thursday stressed need for allocating adequate funds for supporting the maintenance and growth of the Scouts and Guides movement in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor who is Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G) also presented Rajya Puraskars to 135 Scouts and Guides, and 20 Rovers and Rangers of the […]

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Zulfikar meets Smriti

Zulfikar meets Smriti

NEW DELHI: Minister for Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Tuesday met Indian Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B), and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani to discuss wide range of issues related to media in J&K. Zulfkar Ali, who’s also minister of Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and requested the Union Minister to help in highlighting the […]

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Braid chopping: Police says no person caught or rescued by army in Kulgam   

Braid chopping: Police says no person caught or rescued by army in Kulgam   

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday rejected as baseless a report doing rounds on social media that a person involved in braid-chopping was caught but later rescued by army in Malwan area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.  “Appropos to a news being circulated on social media where in it was stated that ‘hair chopper was caught in Malwan Kulgam […]

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Hurriyat (M) castigate govt for imposing curbs in Srinagar’s downtown

Hurriyat (M) castigate govt for imposing curbs in Srinagar’s downtown

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday strongly condemned restrictions in downtown Srinagar, saying these tactics by the government reflect its “dictatorial approach towards the people of Kashmir.” “The old city is targeted every time any incident happens anywhere in Kashmir,” a spokesman of the amalgam said in a statement. “By raising […]

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Mehbooba visits Kupwara, listens public grievances    

Mehbooba visits Kupwara, listens public grievances    

Kupwara: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday visited Kupwara and conducted a grievance redressal camp to know of the people’s difficulties and problems in the district, an official spokesman said. She met scores of deputations from different walks of life who apprised her of their problems and sought their redressal. People in general demanded opening of Bungus […]

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Prof Hashmi appointed Controller Examination Cluster University Jammu

Prof Hashmi appointed Controller Examination Cluster University Jammu

  Doda: As per the orders issued by the Higher education department, Prof Syed Zaheer Abbass Hashmi, retired Principal Govt Degree College Bhaderwah, of Doda has been appointed as Controller of Examination in Cluster University Jammu with immediate effect . The tenure of the Controller Examination of the Cluster University Jammu shall be for a […]

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