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Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that three militants and a policeman were killed in a fierce encounter in Fateh Kadal area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Police sources said that acting on an inputs about the presence of militants, the forces cordoned off Syed Ali Akbar locality of Fateh Kadal early this morning. […]

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Flash: *Prof. Manoj Dhar is new Vice chancellor Jammu varsity

Flash: Prof. Manoj Dhar has been appointed as Vice chancellor of University of Jammu

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Ata Hasnain appointed as Chancellor CUK

Ata Hasnain appointed as Chancellor CUK

Srinagar: Former 15 corps commander General Ata Hasnain has been appointed as new chancellor of Central University Kashmir.  

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Flash: Haseeb Mughal appointed OSD Advisor Incharge Home deptt

Flash: Haseeb Mughal appointed OSD Advisor Incharge Home deptt

Srinagar: On Tuesday Dr Haseeb Mughal SSP Vigilance Organization Jammu was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Advisor Incharge Home Department K Vijay Kumar.

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JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow

JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow

Srinagar: The Joint resistance Leadership Monday called for a valley wide shutdown tomorrow against killings in South Kashmirs Pulwama district. “JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik ‘condemned the killing of a student Shahid Ashraf Dar and two youth Sameer Ahmad and Aqib Wani by Indian armed forces and injuring […]

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JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow

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16 students injured in an accident in Reasi, were on picnic

16 students injured in an accident in Reasi, were on picnic

Rajouri:  At least sixteen students have been injured after a school bus met with an accident at Latair Pouni in Reasi of Jammu division on Thursday. The students of High shool Sehar from Jhanger Nowshera were on picnic when accident happened. further details awaited.

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Army soldier allegedly ends life in Samba, shot self with service pistol

Army soldier allegedly ends life in Samba, shot self with service pistol

Jammu: An Army man allegedly ended his life with his service pistol in Samba area of Jammu division of the state on Tuesday. According to reports the army soldier has been identified as Naresh kumar Yadav who shot himself with service pistol. Yadav’s death is the second in a day after an army man shot […]

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Legendary Bollywood actor Sridevi passes away

Legendary Bollywood actor Sridevi passes away

NEW DELHI: Veteran Bollywood actor and Padma Shri awardee Sridevi passed away on late Saturday night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54. Sridevi, , who had an illustrious career spanning over four decades, was in Dubai along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Confirming the news, a […]

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Intending Hajj pilgrims asked to collect Cover Numbers from Jan 1

Intending Hajj pilgrims asked to collect Cover Numbers from Jan 1

Srinagar: According to Executive Officer, State Haj Committee intending Haj Pilgrims of Kashmir Division are informed to collect their Cover Number slips from 1st January, 2018 to 6th January, 2018 from the offices of respective Deputy Commissioners. However, the Pilgrims of district Srinagar can obtain the same from Haj House, Bemina Srinagar. The Cover Number […]

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Mehbooba greets people on Dastageer Sahib (RA) urs

Mehbooba greets people on Dastageer Sahib (RA) urs

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has greeted people on the annual Urs of Peer Dastgeer Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) Sahib being observed on Saturday. In her message, Mehbooba said in the teachings and practices of Hazrat Peer Dastageer (RA) Sahib lies the way ahead to get out of the troubles and tribulations of […]

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Tasaduq Mufti resigns as co-ordinator JK CM’s grievance cell

Tasaduq Mufti resigns as co-ordinator JK CM’s grievance cell

  Srinagar: Tasaduq Mufti on Friday resigned from the post of Co-ordinator  JK CM’s grievance cell. In a letter addressed to Chief Secretary J&K government, Tasaduq submitted his resignation with immediate effect, copy of which lies with INS.

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Max Hospital licence cancelled for wrongly declaring baby dead

Max Hospital licence cancelled for wrongly declaring baby dead

  New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, here with immediate effect, after the hospital erroneously declared a newborn dead. The baby later died in a city nursing home. Making the announcement, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the hospital can continue the treatment of patients who […]

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Militants attack army convoy in Qazigund, solider injured

Militants attack army convoy in Qazigund, solider injured

BASHARAT RASHID  Kulgam: Militants on Monday afternoon attacked an army convoy on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Qazigund area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Sources said that attack took place near Bounigam area on the highway, when an army convey was on the way from Jammu to Srinagar. Sources added that, one armymen got injured in the attack. […]

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Grenade lobbed on police station Kralgund

Grenade lobbed on police station Kralgund

  Tasaduk Hussain Kupwara:  Unidentified persons hurled a grenade on Police post Kralgund in North Kashmir’s Handwara late Sunday evening. “In the evening, a loud sound was heard in the area which created panic among the locals,” A local told INS. However no reports of any causality have been received from the attack on the […]

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Pakherpora gunfight: Three militants killed, internet services suspended

Pakherpora gunfight: Three militants killed, internet services suspended

Srinagar: : Three militants have been killed in an ongoing operation at Fotlipora village in Pakherpora of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday, Army said. An official spokesman said the firing between militants and security forces took place at Futlipora, Pakharpora of Budgam district. “Firing was on in the area. We suspect two militants in […]

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19 injured as mini-bus turns turtle in Samba 

19 injured as mini-bus turns turtle in Samba 

  Suhail Khan Jammu: At least 19 people were injured when a mini-bus skidded off the highway and turned turtle in Samba district, police said today. The passengers of the mini-bus were returning to Jammu from a pilgrimage in Punjab late last night, they said. The driver of the mini-bus lost control over it in […]

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Dineshwar Sharma to arrive in Jammu today

Dineshwar Sharma to arrive in Jammu today

Srinagar: Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre’s Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir, is arriving here on Friday on a six-day visit to the state in an effort to pave the way for a sustained dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. Sharma will remain in Jammu till Sunday after which he will leave for the Kashmir Valley, […]

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Army porter booked for ‘killing’ wife in Kupwara

Army porter booked for ‘killing’ wife in Kupwara

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: In a swift action against the accused behind murder case, an army porter in Handwara tehsil of Kupwara district was arrested on the charges of allegedly killing his wife around ten months after their marriage. Police sources said that Sajad Ahmad Khan, 26, resident of Puthwari village killed his wife, in a […]

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FIR lodged against two students of BGSBU for disrespecting national anthem

FIR lodged against two students of BGSBU for disrespecting national anthem

Srinagar: First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the two students who did not stand up when national anthem was being played in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University program in Rajouri on Thursday, sources said. The incident took place during a valedictory function of the Silver Rolling Trophy. Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, Deputy […]

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MS Dhoni in Srinagar, interacts with Army school students

MS Dhoni in Srinagar, interacts with Army school students

Srinagar: MS Dhoni, former Indian cricket team captain, visited a school in Srinagar and interacted with students, the Indian army said. The army had kept the event under wraps and journalists were not aware of Dhoni’s visit till late Wednesday evening. Donning the army uniform, the 36-year-old posed for photographs with the students and faculties […]

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CASO launched in Kupwara village

CASO launched in Kupwara village

Srinagar: Army and SOG Sogam launched a Cordon and Search operation CASO in Tungchak village of Lolab in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Thursday morning. According to sources, after receiving inputs of suspicious movement in the area government forces cordoned the area and stat searches. More details awaited.   (INS)

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Mehbooba announces amnesty to first-time stone-pelters in Kashmir

Mehbooba announces amnesty to first-time stone-pelters in Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters, officials said on Thursday. In a Twitter post on Wednesday night, Mufti said: “It gives me immense satisfaction to restart the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders of stone pelting. “My government had initiated the process in May 2016 […]

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Braid chopping in Kashmir: Was it hysteria or mystery ?

Braid chopping in Kashmir: Was it hysteria or mystery ?

  By Tabish Khan Srinagar: According police report, more than 264 cases of braid chopping have happened in Jammu province while more than 150 in Kashmir in the last three months. Braid-chopping incidents were first reported in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and Kulgam districts in mid-September and have since spread to others districts of the region. […]

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Trooper killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

Trooper killed in encounter with militants in Kupwara

Kupwara: A trooper was killed today in an encounter between security forces and militants in Keran sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The gun-battle broke out at Choken Post in Keran sector near the Line of Control at around 7.30 am, they said, adding a trooper was killed in the exchange of firing […]

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CASO launched in Shopian village

CASO launched in Shopian village

Srinagar : Cordon and search operation (CASO) launched by security forces at Hermain Shopian in South Kashmir. Following the input about militants hiding in the area. House to house search going on. More to come.

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ATM machine along with cash stolen in Shopian

ATM machine along with cash stolen in Shopian

Srinagar: J&K Bank ATM Machine along with cash uprooted and stealed by unknown persons from district Hospital permises during night at Shopian in South Kashmir. IAuthorities are investigating the matter. More information awaited. 

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CPIS: No salary for December if data not updated by Dec 31, says Fin dept

CPIS: No salary for December if data not updated by Dec 31, says Fin dept

  Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir finance department has warned drawing and disbursing officers that their salaries for December will be held back if they fail to update the employee database on the Centralised Personal Information System (CPIS) by the end of this year. The employees who do not cooperate with their DDOs will also […]

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Zulfkar lays foundation stone of first ever Tribal Research Institute in Srinagar

Zulfkar lays foundation stone of first ever Tribal Research Institute in Srinagar

Suhail Khan Srinagar: Minister for Food Civil Supplies Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali laid foundation stone of Tribal Research Institute at Khimber Srinagar today. It was first ever such institute for carrying out Research on Tribals in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  

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Shopian shuts against electricity break downs

Shopian shuts against electricity break downs

Shopian (INS)  A complete shutdown is being observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian town and adjacent areas against the alleged unscheduled power supply in the area. Roads have been blocked at several places as well by protesters while as all shops and business establishments are closed. The locals alleged that they are suffering from frequent power […]

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Five people injured as bus rams into Mosque wall in Kangan

Five people injured as bus rams into Mosque wall in Kangan

  Ganderbal (INS): Five passengers were injured after a bus bearing registration number JK03 2011 travelling from Sonamarg to Srinagar skidded off the highway and rammed into outer wall of Jamia Masjid Preng, Kangan village of Ganderbal district in Central Kashmir. The injured were identified as:  Javaid Ahmad Raina of Rayil Sonamarg,  Shamim Ahmad Khatana […]

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CASO launched in Kupwara village

CASO launched in Kupwara village

Tasaduq Hussain Srinagar: Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) launched at Sulkote Kupwara  by 41 RR, SOG Kupwara and 98 BN CRPF, sources said. As per official sources CASO was launched after a specific information about the movement of suspicious gun men  in the area. More details are awaited.

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CASO launched in Shopian villages

CASO launched in Shopian villages

Srinagar: Security forces on Monday launched cordon and search operations (CASO) in different villages of Shopian district, sources said. The CASO has been started by army, police and CRPF personnel. The villages which are under siege include Amshipora, Chitterpora, Nowgam, Shamsipora, Ramnagri etc. Search operation has been started after government forces received input about the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: After Majid Khan, another militant returns home in South Kashmir, says Police

EXCLUSIVE: After Majid Khan, another militant returns home in South Kashmir, says Police

  Srinagar (INS): Following the footballer-turned militant Majid Khan’s suit, another militant is south Kashmir has returned to his home after his parents has appealed to shun the path and return back, police said on Monday. Police on Monday tweeted, that “Responding to the appeal of parents, one more youth who had joined militants returned […]

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No rainfall this week, weather to remain cloudy in Kashmir: MeT  

No rainfall this week, weather to remain cloudy in Kashmir: MeT  

  Srinagar: “Temperatures may dip while there will be no rainfall for over a week in Kashmir Valley,” MeT Department predicted on Monday. Director MeT Sonam Lotus told Indian News Service (INS) that weather may remain cloudy in coming days but there will be no rainfall for over a week. Lotus added there may be […]

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Majid Khan ‘might’ accept Bhutia’s offer: Father

Majid Khan ‘might’ accept Bhutia’s offer: Father

  Srinagar: The father of footballer Majid Khan who returned home from militant ranks has said that his son’s unflinching love for football might force him to accept the ‘coaching’ offer from former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia. The Bhaichand Bhutia Football (BBF) Schools is a chain of football academies run by the former captain. […]

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“Aap ki Baat CM ke Saath”, Mehbooba reaches Samba

“Aap ki Baat CM ke Saath”, Mehbooba reaches Samba

  Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday held a darbar at Samba in Jammu division under her outreach programme “Aap ki Baat CM ke Saath” Chief Minister with her cabinet coulleagues and a battery of officers listened to people’s problems and issued on spot directions for their redressal.     She has earlier reached out […]

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Kashmir Trader’s body slam govt over market closure calendar ‘dikat’

Kashmir Trader’s body slam govt over market closure calendar ‘dikat’

  Srinagar:  The Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation President Mr Haji Mohammad Yasin Khan has condemned the government’s unilateral decision of announcing market closure calendar for different days for the summer capital of Srinagar. The KTMF has threatened to launch an agitation should the government fail to revoke the orders with immediate effect. In a […]

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No imprints of ISIS present in Kashmir: DGP Vaid

No imprints of ISIS present in Kashmir: DGP Vaid

  Srinagar: Kashmir director general of police SP Vaid on Sunday dismissed reports that the Islamic State was active in the Valley, a day after security forces carried out a major operation against militants in the state. “I don’t think ISIS has any imprint here,” he said at a joint press conference of security forces […]

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Govt diktat: Downtown shops to remain closed on Friday; Lalchowk on Monday

Govt diktat: Downtown shops to remain closed on Friday; Lalchowk on Monday

Srinagar:  To “reduce traffic” in the city, the government has ordered closure of shops and business establishments on different days in parts of Srinagar by passing an SRO with regards to the Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act 1966. Invoking the Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act, 1966, an official communiqué made public […]

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Majid Khan deserves compliments, no charges will be pressed on him: Army

Majid Khan deserves compliments, no charges will be pressed on him: Army

  Srinagar: The army has termed the return of a young Kashmiri footballer, who had joined the militant outfit Lashkar over a week ago, back home a brave decision. Majid Khan returned home to surrender after his mother released an emotional video. Major General BS Raju said, “It was a very brave decision by Majid […]

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Majid nor apprehend or surrendered, but contacted his family for return: IGP

Majid nor apprehend or surrendered, but contacted his family for return: IGP

Srinagar: Reacting over the surrender reports about ace footballer turned militant in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Mr Munir Khan said that there are no such reports but he added that they are in touch with the family of the footballer. A section of media reported that Majid Khan of […]

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Breaking: Footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan surrenders in Anantnag

Breaking: Footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan surrenders in Anantnag

Srinagar: 20-yr-old footballer turned Lashker Militant Majid Khan of Anantnag laid down his arms and surrendered before security forces in South Kashmir, family sources told INS. According to INS, Majid Ahmed Khan resident of Sadiqabad Anantnag has surrendered before CO of 1st RR Sector in Khanabal area of Anantmag in South Kashmir. IGP Kashmir on […]

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Masrat Alam slapped with 36th PSA, shifted to Jammu jail

Masrat Alam slapped with 36th PSA, shifted to Jammu jail

Suhail Khan Srinagar:  Incarcerated Muslim League chairman and Hurriyat (G) General Secretary (III) Masarat Alam Bhat was once again slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) 36th time by authorities on Wednesday evening. The fresh orders in this regard were passed yesterday evening by the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, sources said. Masarat has been shifted to Kotbalwal […]

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Mirwaiz, Malik detained by police ahead of sit-in at Lalchowk

Mirwaiz, Malik detained by police ahead of sit-in at Lalchowk

Srinagar, Nov 15 : Police on Wednesday foiled a joint march by separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik by taking them into preventing custody here. They were detained just as they started a march towards the city centre Lal Chowk from the nearby Abi Guzar office of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation […]

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Mehbooba rushes to Khanqah-e-Moula shrine to assess damage

Mehbooba rushes to Khanqah-e-Moula shrine to assess damage

  Expresses satisfaction over shrine safety, praises local youth for preventing fire spread Srinagar, Nov 15: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti this morning rushed here and visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir i Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamdani (R.A.) which has suffered some damages in a fire incident previous night. Cancelling all her engagements, Mehbooba Mufti […]

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JRL calls for shutdown on Nov 27

JRL calls for shutdown on Nov 27

  Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders on Wednesday announced a complete shutdown on November 27. The announcement came from Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq during a press conference in Abi Guzar ahead of protest march upto Lal Chowk and sit-in. “We appeal for complete shutdown on Nov 27 to show solidarity with the Kashmiri Prisoners […]

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Dehli court frames money laundering charges against Shabir Shah, aide

Dehli court frames money laundering charges against Shabir Shah, aide

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday framed money laundering charges against Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani in a 2005 case of alleged ‘terror financing’. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma framed the charges to which both the accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The Enforcement Directorate had […]

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Rail service resumes in North Kashmir

Rail service resumes in North Kashmir

Rail service resumed on Wednesday morning after remaining suspended for a day due to security reasons in north Kashmir, where two local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) were killed in an gunfight with forces on Monday evening. However, train run from Budgam-Srinagar to Anantnag and Qazigund to Banihal was not affected and all trains operated […]

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Traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh highway

Traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh highway

Mir Showkat Ganderbal Nov 15: Traffic on the 434-km long highway, linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir, was resumed after remaining suspended for some hours due to snowfall on Wednesday. DySP traffic Ganderbal Liyaqat Ahmad said that traffic on the Srinagar-Leh highway was suspended on Wednesday morning for some time following snowfall at Zojilla pass […]