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Prof. Munshi calls on Governor

Prof. Munshi calls on Governor

SRINAGAR: Prof. A. H. Munshi, Sabbatical Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Prof. Munshi, who has earlier served as Professor of Botany at University of Kashmir, apprised Governor about the various research projects being carried out under his supervision and shared his views […]

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CM directs preservation, conservation of Jammu heritage spots, monuments

CM directs preservation, conservation of Jammu heritage spots, monuments

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has directed preservation and conservation of heritage spots and ancient monuments in Jammu city and adjoining areas. Interacting with the members of a deputation of Jammu Heritage Society who called on her here today, the Chief Minister directed the Tourism Department to pace up conservation works at the Mubarak Mandi […]

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Mehbooba condoles Prof G M Shad’s demise

Mehbooba condoles Prof G M Shad’s demise

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of well-known poet and writer, Prof Ghulam Muhammad Shad of Bijbehara. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister recalled the proficiency of the deceased in Urdu, Kashmiri, Persian and English languages besides being a well-respected teacher of History. Mehbooba Mufti has prayed for peace to the […]

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JK known for distinctive artistic creations: Farooq Abdullah

JK known for distinctive artistic creations: Farooq Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Member of Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir is known for its artistic creations in hand woven Pashmina shawls but added that the heritage industry is facing threat from machine made products. The Member Parliament was speaking at a function organized by Weavers Service Centre to mark the National Handloom […]

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Well oriented policy must to sustain Handloom sector: Nizamudin Bhat

Well oriented policy must to sustain Handloom sector: Nizamudin Bhat

SRINAGAR: Vice Chairman Handloom Development Corporation, Nizamudin Bhat today said that a well oriented policy is needed to put the handloom sector back on track and sustain it. On the occasion of National Handloom Day, the Vice Chairman said that Jammu and Kashmir seems losing against less-known states in the national market and there is […]

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Dy CM celebrates Raksha Bandhan with orphans

Dy CM celebrates Raksha Bandhan with orphans

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with orphans from Ved Mandir Balika Niketan here today. Children tied Rakhi on Deputy Chief Minister’s wrist. Dr Singh interacted with the children and inquired about their education and other needs. Deputy Chief Minister said he was contented to celebrate the […]

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‘Saffron Spice Park’ at Dussu to be commissioned soon : Hanjura

‘Saffron Spice Park’ at Dussu to be commissioned soon : Hanjura

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said that the Saffron Spice Park at Dussu, Pampore is likely to be completed by the end of this month. The park costing Rs 37 crore is getting constructed under National Saffron Mission (NSM). The information was revealed by the Minister while addressing a two-day national […]

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3-day Gurez Festival concludes

3-day Gurez Festival concludes

GUREZ: The 3-day long Gurez Festival organized by the Department of Tourism concluded here on Monday. The festival which started on August 5 saw an overwhelming response from the locals and the adventure enthusiasts. The festival saw various events including cultural programs by locals, adventure events like mountain biking in Dawar and Tulail Valley, white […]

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Div Com launches de-weeding drive at Dal Lake

Div Com launches de-weeding drive at Dal Lake

SRINAGAR: Continuing with its efforts to restore the grandeur and pristine glory of the Dal Lake, Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) today launched a massive de-weeding drive to remove weeds and lily patches in the lake. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan flagged off the massive drive from Oberoi Ghat at Dal Lake. Vice […]

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Hurriyat (M) resents shifting of incarcerated resistance leaders to Tihar Jail

Hurriyat (M) resents shifting of incarcerated resistance leaders to Tihar Jail

Srinagar: Expressing serious resentment and concern for the shifting of incarcerated resistance leaders, Advocate Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Farooq Ahmed Dar, to Delhi’s Tihar Jail and questioning of the wife of senior resistance leader Shabir Ahmed Shah by the Enforcement Directorate, Hurriyat Conference (M) said that such repressive measures have failed in the past and […]

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Hurriyat (G) reacts to statement of Jitender Singh

Hurriyat (G) reacts to statement of Jitender Singh

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday while reacting to the statement of Union Minister Jatinder Singh, wherein he has said that Modi government has ‘‘clarity and conviction ‘’ in its approach towards the Kashmir issue, said that repressive and obstinate means won’t help, instead will prove counterproductive. People are mature enough to understand follies, said […]

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JKCC to go ahead with its sit-in protest against GST

JKCC to go ahead with its sit-in protest against GST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC) expressed their utter disbelief, shock and surprise over the unwarranted and uncalled for house arrest of its leaders, Dr. Mubeen Shah and Mohammad Yasin Khan (who were put under house arrest on Sunday). Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), Convener, said in a statement to KNS that the […]

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LeT militants involved in Yatra attack identified: IGP Kashmir

LeT militants involved in Yatra attack identified: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Police today said that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind the attack on Amarnath yatries in Anantnag last month in which seven yatries were killed and dozens injured. Addressing a press conference in Anantnag police headquarters today, Inspector General of Police, Munir Khan said the investigation conducted by Special Investigation Team (SIT) of case FIR No. […]

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CM chairs SC Advisory Board meeting

CM chairs SC Advisory Board meeting

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed the need for taking the welfare schemes for SC community to their doorstep so as to ensure their optimal execution. Chairing a review meeting of the J&K Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Castes, the Chief Minister asked the concerned Departments to launch awareness drives about these schemes […]

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Farooq calls opposition parties meet at his residence Monday

Farooq calls opposition parties meet at his residence Monday

Srinagar: National Conference president, Member Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah has invited all opposition parties in the State for a meeting at his Gupkar residence tomorrow (Monday) morning. Sources while disclosing this to KNS revealed that issues to be discussed at the opposition parties meet include the continuing row over Article 35A governing property rights act […]

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Shabir Shah’s wife “questioned” by ED in New Delhi

Shabir Shah’s wife “questioned” by ED in New Delhi

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate has questioned the wife of arrested Democratic Freedom Party chief Shabir Ahmad Shah in New Delhi when she had gone to meet her husband and has summoned her to bring the property statement to ED office on August 11. Bilquees Shah, wife of Shabir Shah, told KNS that on Saturday she […]

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Naseem Geelani’s statement on NIA notice

Naseem Geelani’s statement on NIA notice

Srinagar: Dr Syed Naseem Geelani, Asstt. Professor (Senior Scale)/ Asstt Students Welfare officer, Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K in a statement to KNS said that the date of appearing before the NIA authorities is on 8th of august, 2017 at about 1000 hrs at NIA Hqrs, 7th Floor, NDCC II building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi. […]

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Hurriyat (G) demands immediate release of all detainees

Hurriyat (G) demands immediate release of all detainees

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday while paying heartfelt tributes to youth slain youth in Sopore encounter and all those who embraced martyrdom during last week, said that these brave hearts are laying their precious lives for our better future. Referring to the commitment and dedication of slain youth including Javed Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad […]

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Anjuman Shari Shain will always support Kashmir freedom struggle: Aga Hassan

Anjuman Shari Shain will always support Kashmir freedom struggle: Aga Hassan

Budgam: To make the organization viable and more effective, Anjuman Shari Shian has started calling conventions on Zonal level across Kashmir Valley. In this regard one day convention was organized at Inambara Gund-e-Nowgam Sonawari that was attended the almost all the members of Nowgam Zone. The convention was addressed by different members of the Zone. […]

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Social Division is more dangerous and destructive than partition: Prof Manoj

Social Division is more dangerous and destructive than partition: Prof Manoj

Srinagar: Dr Manoj K Jha, HOD Department of Social Work, University of Delhi has delivered an impressive lecture on the topic *A Country with million sacrifices in the conference hall of Dak Bungalow Poonch. Dr Manoj K Jha who is well known for his brilliant ideas and oratory skills attracted jam packed conference hall with […]

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Mehbooba lays foundation of working women’s hostel, night shelter for homeless at Jammu

Mehbooba lays foundation of working women’s hostel, night shelter for homeless at Jammu

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation of three developmental projects here today being built by the Housing & Urban Development Department. The Chief Minister laid the foundation of a hostel for working women at Boria to be built at a cost of Rs 4.16 crore. The 41 room hostel has a capacity of […]

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Govt keen to improve healthcare facilities: Altaf Bukhari

Govt keen to improve healthcare facilities: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar: The Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today said that government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti, is keen to improve the healthcare facilities at possible nearest locations in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that government is ready to help those experienced doctors serving in different parts of world, who […]

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Abdul Haq meets Kashmiri students in Mumbai

Abdul Haq meets Kashmiri students in Mumbai

Srinagar: On the directions of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Rural Development Panchayat Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan today met Kashmiri students studying in various colleges of Mumbai to get the firsthand account of the issues being faced by the students outside their state. While interacting with the students, Minister asked the […]

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JKSJA organizes One Day Conference on ‘Cyber Law’

JKSJA organizes One Day Conference on ‘Cyber Law’

SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) organized one day Conference on ‘Cyber Law’ for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of Kashmir province, here today. Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Judge, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated the Conference. The conference hosted eminent Resource Persons including District & Sessions Judge, East District, Kakardooma Courts, Delhi, Talwant Singh […]

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It is Chankyee politics not Tarka Shastra: Er Rasheed to Modi

It is Chankyee politics not Tarka Shastra: Er Rasheed to Modi

Kupwara: Reacting to Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s revelations that dialogue is the only way forward to resolve various issues all across the globe, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that the statement doesn’t carry any substance unless words are transformed into action. While addressing a gathering at Awoora Kupwara today Er. Rasheed […]

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Authorities snap internet and cellular services after killing of 3 militants

Authorities snap internet and cellular services after killing of 3 militants

Baramulla: Three militants were killed in a gunfight at Amargarh Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police official said that acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in Jamia Mohalla, Amargarh locality of Police jurisdiction Tarzoo in Sopore, Police Sopore along with 52 RR, 92, 177, 179 BN CRPF cordoned […]

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Islamia College student protest killing of student turned militant Abid Hamid

Islamia College student protest killing of student turned militant Abid Hamid

Srinagar: Students here at Islamia College of Science and Commerce Srinagar staged a pro-freedom protest after the news about the death of LeT militant Abid Hamid Mir of Hajin spread in the College. Abid, a resident of Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district was the student of the college and was on rolls in […]

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Zakir Musa announces his affiliation with ‘Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’

Zakir Musa announces his affiliation with ‘Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’

Srinagar: Zakir Musa, the former Hizb ul Mujahideen commander, while paying rich tributes to militant commander Abu Dujana and his associate Arif Lelhari has said that they are the “first martyrs of jihad movement” he is leading. He also announced his affiliation with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind and termed both the slain as premier members in its […]

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Union, state Govt pushing youth to join militant ranks: Oppn

Union, state Govt pushing youth to join militant ranks: Oppn

Srinagar: Saying that the dialogue is the only way out to resolve the Kashmir issue, the mainstream opposition parties on Saturday blamed central as well as the state government for pushing the Kashmiri youth to join militant ranks. The mainstream opposition parties including National Conference (NC), Congress, People Democratic Front (PDF) and others blamed the […]

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Kashmiri students part of family, should feel at home in my state: Karnataka CM

Kashmiri students part of family, should feel at home in my state: Karnataka CM

Bangalore: Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq, on the directions of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, today visited Bangalore to get first hand appraisal of the facilities and training being provided to the JK youth under Himayat Scheme (DDU-GKY). Pertinently, the Minister had on July 17 this year flagged off from […]

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No transparency in recruitments: Omar Abdullah

No transparency in recruitments: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused PDP-BJP government of destroying public institutions in the state by sidelining legal and established recruitment processes. The trend, he said, was marring the merit and leaving future of the youth in hands of “corrupt politicians”. “Ever since, PDP BJP government came into power, all […]

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Massive infrastructure coming up in JK for sports promotion: Imran Ansari

Massive infrastructure coming up in JK for sports promotion: Imran Ansari

SRINAGAR: The Government has decided to establish artificial turf football fields and cricket grounds in all the 142 undivided blocks of the State to promote sports activities in an institutionalized format. 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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FCS&CA Deptt to implement GIS at FPS, Sale Centres: Zulfkar

FCS&CA Deptt to implement GIS at FPS, Sale Centres: Zulfkar

SRINAGAR: Continuing with his efforts to strengthen the monitoring system in the department, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today informed that the department is gearing up for geo-tagging of its assets through Geographical Integration System (GIS). The announcement was made during a departmental review meeting, where the Minister […]

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Kansal reviews progress on redress of issues of Kashmiri artisans

Kansal reviews progress on redress of issues of Kashmiri artisans

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Rohit Kansal convened a meeting here today to review the progress on the redressal of issues faced by Pashmina weavers, manufacturers of copper utensils and fur artisans. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director Industries and Commerce Kashmir, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Officers from Handloom, Power and […]

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Jehangir Chowk–Barzalla Expressway Corridor nearing completion

Jehangir Chowk–Barzalla Expressway Corridor nearing completion

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today said that 65% of physical work on the prestigious Jehangir Chowk–Barzalla Expressway corridor has been completed, with rest of the project expected to be completed by the end of this year. The Minister said that the work is underway in double shift on the Rs 350 crore […]

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Resistance leaders protest against NIA arrests

Resistance leaders protest against NIA arrests

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Saturday staged sit-in protest here at Maisuma against the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrests. The leaders and activists led by Noor Muhammad Kalwal of JKLF, Meraj Ud din Rabbani of Hurriyat (G) and Muhammad Yaqoob Masoodi of APHC (M), leaders and activists of United Resistance Leadership including Hilal […]

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Hurriyat (M) condemns firing upon protestors in Saderkoot

Hurriyat (M) condemns firing upon protestors in Saderkoot

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) strongly condemned firing upon protestors in Saderkoot Bandipora by the forces in which three people have been critically injured and imposition of curfew and restrictions in old town of Baramulla. In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (M) said use of military might is the only way Government chooses to deal […]

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Malik released from Srinagar central jail

Malik released from Srinagar central jail

Srinagar: Ailing chairman of Jammu Kashmir liberation front( JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik has been released from central jail Srinagar after principal sessions judge Srinagar ordered to set him free yesterday. JKLF chairman was arrested on 21st July 2017 from Dalgate and along with JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal and Ghulam Muhammad Dar was shifted to […]

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Day 2: Anantnag shuts against killings

Day 2: Anantnag shuts against killings

Anantnag: A shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district against the killing of a militant and a civilian. On Thursday late night, Hizb militant Yawar Nissar and civilian Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat of Arwani Bijbehara were killed at Kanelwan Bijbehara in a gunfight. Reports said that Anantnag town and its […]

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Three LeT OGWs arrested in Shopian: Police

Three LeT OGWs arrested in Shopian: Police

Srinagar: Police claimed to have arrested three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of LeT in South Kashmir district of Shopian on Saturday. “Acting on a tip off, a joint Naka of Police and 62 RR was established near Nagbal in Police jurisdiction of Zainapora. During Naka, three OGWs of LeT identified as Showkat Ahmad Mir son […]

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Extending custody of Nayeem Khan is condemnable: NF

Extending custody of Nayeem Khan is condemnable: NF

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the extending of NIA custody of its chairman and senior resistance leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Shah, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj-din-Kalwal up to August 14, Jammu Kashmir National Front has said that India is doing its best to crush the political will of resistance leadership. The party has said that extending […]

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Chief Secretary reviews status of BRO projects

Chief Secretary reviews status of BRO projects

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas today reviewed the status of road infrastructure network in the state assigned to Project Beacon, Sampark and Himank of the Border Roads Organization (BRO). While Project Beacon is assigned the road development work in all three regions of J&K, Project Sampark is mostly tasked with the improvement and development […]

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DSEK orders promotion of 122 masters to incharge headmasters

DSEK orders promotion of 122 masters to incharge headmasters

Srinagar: With an aim to ensure fast track disposal of cases related with promotions, regularization of RETs, Medical Reimbursement claims and general promotions, the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Saturday ordered 122 promotions of masters to incharge Headmasters. The Directorate has also granted In-Situ promotion in favour of 2006 teaching and non teaching employees […]

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Connecting people my mission: Mehbooba

Connecting people my mission: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Stressing the need for opening more historic routes along LoC in the State to facilitate people’s movement, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said connecting people and regions with more routes and other positive activities is her mission. Interacting with a visiting delegation from Muzaffarabad and adjoining areas which called on her here today, the […]

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Jamia lockdown ends after six consecutive Fridays

Jamia lockdown ends after six consecutive Fridays

Srinagar: After six consecutive weeks, the mandatory congregational Friday prayers were today allowed by the authorities in Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid. The Jamia Masjid remained closed for the Friday prayers since Jumma-tul-Vida (last Friday of Ramadhan) following the lynching of a senior cop on Shab-e-Qadr outside the historic Masjid. However, the authorities allowed the congregational Friday […]

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Killing of a militant and civilian sparks shutdown and clashes in Anantnag

Killing of a militant and civilian sparks shutdown and clashes in Anantnag

Anantnag: A militant and a civilian were killed in a gun fight in Kanelwan villae of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday late night. The slain militant was identified as Yawar Nisar who had joined militancy two weeks back. A police handout said that on a specific input about the presence of three […]

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JRL calls for peaceful protest tomorrow after Zuhar prayers

JRL calls for peaceful protest tomorrow after Zuhar prayers

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Mohamad Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Friday said that those arrested by NIA are subjected to psychological torture. Referring to ploy and deceit played by Delhi and its stooges, resistance leadership said that they have deployed NIA sleuths and resistance leaders are being harassed and fictitious cases […]

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Deputations of artisans meet CM

Deputations of artisans meet CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed on preserving and promoting the handmade arts of Kashmir for which she asked the concerned agencies to take all possible steps. The Chief Minister was interacting with a series of deputations of artisans and dealers of handicrafts, Pashmina workers, copper workers and fur workers. The deputations were led […]

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Kashmiri people have lost the right to life: Mirwaiz

Kashmiri people have lost the right to life: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 03 (KNS): Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Mirwaiz of Kashmir, who continues to be under house arrest, addressed the Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid over phone. Mirwaiz said after eight Friday’s the Government has finally allowed congregational prayers at the central historic mosque but with heavy deployment of forces to ensure no major […]

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JKLF condemns ‘ongoing genocide of Kashmiris’

JKLF condemns ‘ongoing genocide of Kashmiris’

Srinagar: Terming the prolonged incarceration of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal and senior member Ghulam Muhammad Dar, who are languishing in central jail Srinagar from 21st July 2017 as ‘highly deplorable’, the amalgam on Friday said that thousands of Kashmiris are languishing in Indian and […]