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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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Govt to impose restriction in Old City, close schools in Srinagar on Friday 

Govt to impose restriction in Old City, close schools in Srinagar on Friday 

Srinagar: The district administration on Thursday announced restrictions in Old City as well as closure of all schools and colleges in entire summer capital of the state on Friday. According to the District Magistrate Srinagar, restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will remain in force under the jurisdiction of Police Stations, Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar and […]

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Making CoI report public: HC grants govt 3 weeks for response

Making CoI report public: HC grants govt 3 weeks for response

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday granted government three weeks more for filling its response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), demanding it to make public the report submitted by the Justice Koul Commission of Inquiry into 2010 unrest. A division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali Mohammad […]

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Students protest over Rohingya Muslim crisis in Mendhar

Students protest over Rohingya Muslim crisis in Mendhar

Jammu: Students of Government Degree college Mendhar, Jammu Tuesday staged a protest demonstration over Rohingya Muslim crisis in Myanmar, former Burma. Students assembled and demanded that the international community should ensure that the ongoing ‘genocide must stop and they be rehabilitated and provided security’.       (Pic: representational image, not of the incident)

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CVPS machines in use to tally old Rs 500 and 1000 notes, says RBI

CVPS machines in use to tally old Rs 500 and 1000 notes, says RBI

  Srinagar: “Sophisticated” Currency Verification and Processing (CVPS) machines are being used by The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tally old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes which were returned after demonetization, RBI said. RBI statement said that for checking the numerical accuracy and genuineness of the currency notes, RBI actually uses CVPS machines […]

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NC wakes up after 2 days, terms ‘mismanagement’ of Haj flights shocking 

NC wakes up after 2 days, terms ‘mismanagement’ of Haj flights shocking 

Srinagar: Two days after over 800 pilgrims were subjected to ordeal with first two Hajj flights returned to New Delhi, National Conference on Saturday lashed out at the Chief Minister and the State government over the mismanagement. “Hajis continued to suffer unprecedented inconvenience despite the Chief Minister’s meeting over this grave issue,” National conference’s Chief Spokesperson Aga […]

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Teachers deserve high respect: Vohra

Teachers deserve high respect: Vohra

TSrinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra, on Monday said that teachers deserve high respect for their instructing and grooming the upcoming generations. He greeted people and particularly the teaching fraternity on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. In his message, the Governor observed that Teachers’ Day is a very special occasion for recognizing and paying tribute to the […]

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Eid-ul-Azha celebrated with religious fervor

Eid-ul-Azha celebrated with religious fervor

Jammu: Eid-ul-Azha was  celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety across Jammu today. Hundreds and thousands of people flocked to Eidgah, Residency Road to offer Eid prayers. On the occasion, MLA East Rajesh Gupta, Divisional Commissioner, Dr M K Bhandari, Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone, Dr S D Singh Jamwal, Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, […]

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People in large numbers visit CM residence, offer Eid greetings

People in large numbers visit CM residence, offer Eid greetings

SRINAGAR: People in large numbers today visited the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti at her residence and offered their Eid greetings. Thanking the visitors, the Chief Minister wished them well and hoped that the festival brings along limitless joy and happiness to the people of the State. Those who visited the Chief Minister included Ministers, legislators, […]

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Army units of dagger division greet the awam and civilian employees on Eid

Army units of dagger division greet the awam and civilian employees on Eid

Baramulla: The Army units of Baramulla, Uri and Naugam under the aegis of Dagger Division extend best wishes and greetings to the Awam and their civilian employees on the festive occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. The unit commanders interacted with the Awam and distributed sweets to their local civil employees and extended warm wishes and greetings to […]

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OPINION: Prove the Wrong

OPINION: Prove the Wrong

  The controversial sting operation of a resistance leader, Nayeem Khan, threw up surprises and also sent shock waves across the valley, especially because he was shown as admitting the burning of schools and paying money for stone throwing. Allegedly, he has also admitted that Pakistan was funding disruptive activities through what in common parlance […]

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US statement on Kashmir welcome, will reduce nuclear threat in region: Geelani

US statement on Kashmir welcome, will reduce nuclear threat in region: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday welcomed the latest statement on Kashmir by United States, saying it will help reduce the nuclear threat in the sub-continent. In a statement issued here, Geelani asserted that America as well as all the civilized members of the UNO should respect their commitments and the […]

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GoI warned: Article 35A abrogation by SC could trigger unrest in Kashmir

GoI warned: Article 35A abrogation by SC could trigger unrest in Kashmir

Srinagar:  Government of India has been warned by its intelligence agencies about the possibility of unrest in Kashmir if Article 35A of the constitution was abrogated by the Supreme Court, a media report said on Sunday. It said that the government of India had sought intelligence inputs on the possible fallout in Kashmir if the […]

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J&K Bank ATM network grows to 1126

J&K Bank ATM network grows to 1126

Srinagar: J&K Bank commissioned two more ATMs today; one at Pulwama in Kashmir and the other at Kathua in Jammu, amid good gatherings of valuable customers, senior citizens and local businessmen.  The total number of ATMs has gone up to 1126 consisting of a strong network of 1033 ATMs in J&K alone. According to a statement […]

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Syed Abid Rasheed posted DC Srinagar, M Younis Malik DC Anantnag 

Syed Abid Rasheed posted DC Srinagar, M Younis Malik DC Anantnag 

Srinagar: The state government on Thursday shifted two IAS officers, posted as deputy commissioners of Srinagar and Anantnag, with immediate effect. According to a government order, Farooq Ahmad Lone (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, has been transferred and posted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Tourism Department, Civil Secretariat. “A post from the overall cadre strength […]

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V K Singh posted DG headquarters, Dilbag Singh Commandant Home Guards

V K Singh posted DG headquarters, Dilbag Singh Commandant Home Guards

Srinagar:  The state government on Wednesday ordered posting of V. K. Singh (IPS, JK: 1987), as Special DG, Headquarters. According a government order, Dilbag Singh (IPS, JK: 1987), has been posted as Commandant General, Home-Guards/CD/SDRF, J&K. “It is further ordered that both the officers shall relinquish the charge of the posts, presently held by them, […]

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Govt bans uncovered ferrying of construction material in city

Govt bans uncovered ferrying of construction material in city

Srinagar: The authorities on Wednesday banned ferrying of uncovered ferrying of construction material in vehicles in Srinagar to prevent air pollution and other environmental issues. An official spokesman said that the divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan chaired a meeting here to review the traffic regulation measures and issues regarding decongestion, encroachment, traffic signals, violation […]

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US designates Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as ‘ Foreign Terrorist Organization’

US designates Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as ‘ Foreign Terrorist Organization’

Srinagar: The US State Department on Wednesday designated Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Kashmir’s indigenous militant organization, as “a Foreign Terrorist Organization”. “The Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen—also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM—as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under […]

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There is ‘rhetoric and politics’ on Kashmir: Modi 

There is ‘rhetoric and politics’ on Kashmir: Modi 

Srinagar:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that “there is rhetoric and politics on Kashmir” and that New Delhi was committed to restore the state to its former glory “so as to experience the paradise that it was, once again.” “On Kashmir, there is rhetoric and politics. But I am clear in my belief on how […]

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Amid attack on Article 35-A, Mehbooba hopes SC will uphold J&K’s special status

Amid attack on Article 35-A, Mehbooba hopes SC will uphold J&K’s special status

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday excluded confidence that Supreme Court would uphold state’s special status amid challenge to the wires of Article 35A, a provision in India constitution which among others bars outsiders from owning property in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the Independence Day parade at Bakshi stadium here, the Chief Minister said […]

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during I-day function in Srinagar

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during I-day function in Srinagar

 

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Special status basis for ‘mutual trust’ with India: Mehbooba

Special status basis for ‘mutual trust’ with India: Mehbooba

Srinagar:  Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asserted that the constitutional position enjoyed by the State provides a sound basis of cooperation, mutual trust and tolerance between the people of the State and rest of the country. In her message to the people of the State on the eve of Independence Day, the Chief Minister […]

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3 IAS officers among 6 to get CM’s gold medal 

3 IAS officers among 6 to get CM’s gold medal 

Srinagar: The State government on Monday accorded sanction to the grant of Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for Honesty/Integrity and Meritorious Public Service for the year 2017, in favour of six officers, three of the IAS. They include Lokesh Dutt Jha (IAS), Financial Commissioner (Revenue), J&K, Raj Kumar Bhagat (IAS), Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Animal/Sheep […]

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SDA demolishes illegal structures in Sonamarg

SDA demolishes illegal structures in Sonamarg

Srinagar: In its anti-encroachment drive, Sonamarg Development Authority (SDA) demolished several illegal structures in Sonamarg area of the Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday. On the directions of Chief Executive Officer Qazi Sarwar, a team headed by Bashir Ahmad Mir (officer of the SDA) demolished several structures which were illegally raised by some hoteliers. While […]

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M A Pandit to hold charge of director prosecution SVO 

M A Pandit to hold charge of director prosecution SVO 

Srinagar: The state government on Monday assigned charge of the post of Director Prosecution, Vigilance Organization with immediate effect to Mohammad Ashraf Pandit, Joint Director Prosecution Vigilance. As per a government order, he has been asked to hold the charge  till a regular arrangement in accordance with the rules was made against the post. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Krishan […]

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Governor eschews talk on Article 35A in I-Day speech 

Governor eschews talk on Article 35A in I-Day speech 

Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra on Monday eschewed any reference to Article 35A of the India constitution in his I-Day speech, notwithstanding unease among people and politicians in Jammu and Kashmir. Article 35A accords special rights and privileges to the citizens of the Jammu and Kashmir. It also empowers the State’s legislature to frame any law without […]

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KU suspends class work, postpones exams on Monday

KU suspends class work, postpones exams on Monday

Srinagar: Class work in all teaching departments of the University of Kashmir shall remain suspended on Monday (August 14), a spokesman of the varsity said. All the examinations scheduled for August 14 are also postponed, the spokesman said. “Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later. However, the official work in all […]

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Unemployment major challenge, govt taking steps to tide over it: Mehbooba   

Unemployment major challenge, govt taking steps to tide over it: Mehbooba   

Srinagar: Terming unemployment as a major challenge, Chief Minister Mehbboba Mufti on Sunday said that her government was taking many steps to tide over it. Addressing a gathering after distributing engagement orders under Rehbar-e-Janglat (ReJ) scheme among the 534 forestry graduates, Mehbooba said private sector was being encouraged to invest and entrepreneurship was being promoted among the […]

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Encounter breaks out in Shopian

Encounter breaks out in Shopian

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces at Awneera village of Shopian district, reports said. The encounter started after security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, reports said. More details are awaited.

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Marks in practical 10th exams to be of qualifying nature again 

Marks in practical 10th exams to be of qualifying nature again 

Srinagar: The marks of practical exams in 10th class would be qualifying nature again, the government ordered on Saturday. In a partial modification to its 15 March order on re-structuring of examination system, the government has ordered that a clause on practical exams “shall and shall always be deemed to have been deleted from the (March 15, 2017) […]

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JK Bank organises welcome programme for IIT students at Jagti

JK Bank organises welcome programme for IIT students at Jagti

Srinagar: J&K Bank organized a two-day welcome programme for the new students of IIT Jammu in the new campus at Jagti. The institution has been made operational from the current academic year. The new students for current academic year who reported for registration were welcomed by the Bank with light refreshment and were provided on […]

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Army asked to be prepared to meet ’emerging’ security challenges  

Army asked to be prepared to meet ’emerging’ security challenges  

Srinagar: Army’s Northern Command chief Lt General D Anbu on Thursday asked troops “to be prepared to effectively meet emerging security challenges”. Continuing with his visit to the Valley, Lt Gen D Anbu accompanied by the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu visited forward posts in North Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. “The Army Commander interacted […]

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Mehbooba apprises Vohra on ‘threat’ to Article 35A

Mehbooba apprises Vohra on ‘threat’ to Article 35A

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here and briefed him about her party’s views and the discussions with leaders of various political parties regarding “threat” to Article 35 A of the Constitution of India. The debate surrounding the Constitution’s Article 35A is gradually heating up in the […]

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Be polite with common people seeking help, DGP tells policemen 

Be polite with common people seeking help, DGP tells policemen 

Srinagar: Director General of Police on Thursday asked personnel to be polite with common who seek help and assistance from the police. Speaking at a police darbar at Range Police Headquarters here , the DGP also praised the police for investigation in the murder deputy SP Mohammad Ayub Pandith. The top police officer also impressed upon the […]

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Sahai among 5 IPS Officers promoted to DGP Grade

Sahai among 5 IPS Officers promoted to DGP Grade

Srinagar: The State Cabinet which met here on Wednesday under the Chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the promotion of five IPS officers to the grade of DGP. Those promoted include D.R. Doley (IPS), Navin Agarwal (IPS), V.K.Singh (IPS), S.M.Sahai (IPS) and Dilbag Singh (IPS) and they have been promoted to the grade with […]

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J&K Bank translates CM’s desire for support, single window clearance system for entrepreneurs

J&K Bank translates CM’s desire for support, single window clearance system for entrepreneurs

Srinagar: In line with the directions of J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to facilitate hassle free support to the entrepreneurs and ensure speedy disposal of projects through single window clearance system, J&K Bank today dedicated a full-fledged Business Unit and a Satellite office of Sher-i-Kashmir Employment & Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) Department at JKEDI Complex […]

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KU students protest during Governor’s visit

KU students protest during Governor’s visit

Srinagar: Kashmir University students Tuesday protested in the campus during the visit of the Governor, N N Vohra’s to the varsity. The students held the protest against the killing of civilians, militants during the last few months. Holding placards, the students assembled outside the Institute of Kashmir Studies and shouted slogans against the recent civilian […]

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LeT distances itself from Amarnath Yatra attack

LeT distances itself from Amarnath Yatra attack

Srinagar: Distancing itself from the Amarnath Yatra attack, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Tuesday said that India is accusing them as culprits without any evidence. In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi while quoting the outfit chief, Mahmood Shah as saying, “India is a terrorist country and is keeping terrorism it as […]

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Three OGWs of Hizb arrested in Baramulla, two pistols recovered: Police

Three OGWs of Hizb arrested in Baramulla, two pistols recovered: Police

Baramulla: Police Tuesday claimed that they have apprehended three over-ground workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen and recovered two Chinese pistols from their possession in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A Police official said that police, Army’s 29 RR and CRPF apprehended the three suspects at a joint naka at Behrampora Tilgam crossing and recovered three Chinese […]

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Baramulla girl shines in Kolkatta Cricket Academy

Baramulla girl shines in Kolkatta Cricket Academy

Srinagar: Iqra Rasool, a 17-year-old girl from Baramulla has shone in the cricket academy in Kolkatta where she is being trained to become a fast bowler. Iqra, who was passionate to play cricket from her childhood, was called for trials by Aditya School of Sports in Kolkatta and she made everyone awestruck and proud in […]

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Modern Sports Centres to be established in 8 varsities, 30 colleges: Imran Ansari

Modern Sports Centres to be established in 8 varsities, 30 colleges: Imran Ansari

Srinagar: As a part of its initiative to promote sports in an institutionalized manner, the Government has decided to create state-of-the-art sports infrastructure in the universities and colleges of the State. This was announced by the Minister for Youth Services & Sports and Information Technology, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, at a high-level meeting convened here […]

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5 militants killed Machil sector

5 militants killed Machil sector

Srinagar: Army on Monday said a major infiltration bid was foiled in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district by gunning down five militants. Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson told GNS that soldiers posted at Machil sector near Line of Control noticed some suspicious movement near the fence today in the afternoon. “The army fired some shots which […]

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Article 35-A: Farooq warns bigger ‘struggle’ than 2008 land transfer agitation  

Article 35-A: Farooq warns bigger ‘struggle’ than 2008 land transfer agitation  

Srinagar: National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Monday warned against any tinkering by government of India with Article 35-A, which gives protection to special status of Jammu and Kashmir and said that it would result in “struggle bigger than the agitation against transfer of land to Shri Amaranth Shrine Board” during PDP’s alliance with Congress […]

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Govt contesting for Article 35-A with full defense: Law Minister

Govt contesting for Article 35-A with full defense: Law Minister

Srinagar: As the Opposition political parties have warned of agitation and Hurriyat calling for protests against abrogation of Article 35-A, the government Monday said it is contesting the case in Supreme Court will “full defense”. Talking to KNS over phone, Minister for Law Abdul Haq Khan said the government is taking all the cases “seriously” […]

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Joint Resistance calls for shutdown on Aug 12 against abrogation of 35-A

Joint Resistance calls for shutdown on Aug 12 against abrogation of 35-A

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Monday called for a complete shutdown on Aug 12 (Saturday) against the ‘abrogation’ of 35A and atrocities against South Kashmir people. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued to KNS said that that from last many […]

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Mehbooba visits Suchetgarh, directs early completion of works to boost border tourism

Mehbooba visits Suchetgarh, directs early completion of works to boost border tourism

Pre-Independence Railway Platform being redone; Landscaping, rain harvesting to attract more tourists CM also visits Raghunath Bazaar, inspects beautification works JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Suchetgarh and reviewed the pace of developmental and facilitation works being carried out to make the place an acclaimed attraction for border tourism. Mehbooba Mufti during her visit […]

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LeT militant killed, two escape in Samboora gunfight: Police

LeT militant killed, two escape in Samboora gunfight: Police

Srinagar: One Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed while two others escaped during an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Samboora village in Pulwama district on Sunday night, police said. A police spokesman said that encounter broke out on late Sunday night after army and police cordoned off the area following inputs about the […]

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PDP betrayed public mandate: Tariq Karra

PDP betrayed public mandate: Tariq Karra

Srinagar: Ridiculing ruling Party PDP for betraying the Public mandate , Senior Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra has said that raising an alarm on the attempts of abrogation of Article 35-A by the Party leaders was yet another ‘ Chameleon’ attempt by the ‘green’ wielding party to deceive public. In a statement to KNS, Karra […]

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Indian government is trying to defame resistance leaders: UJC

Indian government is trying to defame resistance leaders: UJC

Srinagar: United Jihad Council (UJC) on Monday said that after failing before militant and political leadership the Indian government is hatching a ‘murderous conspiracy against the resistance leaders of Kashmir’. In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, the UJC spokesman Syed Sadaqat Hussain while quoting the outfit chief, Syed Salah-ud-din as saying that “Despite blinding […]