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Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal along with councilors joins NC

Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal along with councilors joins NC

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Chairman Municipal committee Ganderbal Advocate Altaf along with 10 councilors joined National Conference in the presence of party vice president Omar Abdullah and Former MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq jabbar at Gupkar on Tuesday.

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Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Zia Darakshan I have spent almost three years in Brazil and experienced life in a different shade when compared to my conflict-ridden home place – Kashmir. Amid most beautiful experiences, I came face to face with a most ugly scenario of Brazil where young girl children , mostly from slum areas, were pushed into flesh […]

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2 hundred passenger vehicles stranded on highway near Bahihal

Suhail Punjabi Srinagar: Over two hundreds passenger vehicles were stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Banihal as authorities halt them on the thoroughfare amid visit of NIA team after a private car went up in flames near a CRPF vehicle after an explosion, apparently caused by a gas cylinder, around the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district. […]

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SAC approves creation of 33 posts in GMC Jammu, Srinagar

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 33 posts in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar. The posts include 1 post each of Chief Occupational Therapist, Head Occupational Therapist, Senior Occupational Therapist, Junior […]

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Valley shuts against ban on Jamat e Islami, tinkering with special status

Valley shuts against ban on Jamat e Islami, tinkering with special status

Complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir Valley against the imposition of ban on socio political organisation Jamat e Islami J&K , arrest spree and the recent amendments in Article 35 A. The call for shutdown was given by valley based trade fraternity and was supported by Awami Action Committee as well. “From the ban […]

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ECI Arrives Tomorrow To Assess J&K’s Preparedness For Lok Sabha Polls

ECI Arrives Tomorrow To Assess J&K’s Preparedness For Lok Sabha Polls

Srinagar: The Election Commission of India arrives in Srinagar tomorrow for two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the ground situation and assess the state’s preparedness for Lok Sabha polls in summer this year. The ECI, expected to arrive at Srinagar Airport at 11:45 a.m., is also likely to take a call on […]

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After 47th NIRF ranking last year, KU scores 51st rank in QS India University Rankings 2019

After 47th NIRF ranking last year, KU scores 51st rank in QS India University Rankings 2019

Srinagar: The University of Kashmir has scored 51st rank among the universities and higher education institutions assessed in the QS India University Rankings 2019. According to the latest report of 2019 released by QS University of Kashmir is ranked at 51st position in the list which has been topped by IIT –Bombay. The Indian Institute […]

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JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 24 against arbitrary arrest of JEI, attempts to tamper Article 35A

JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 24 against arbitrary arrest of JEI, attempts to tamper Article 35A

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders have called for complete shutdown on Feb 24 against arbitrary arrest spree of Jamat e Islami leaders, detention of Yasin Malik and attempts to tamper with Article 35A According to the statement issued by the JRL the arbitrary arrest of JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and the mass crackdown and illegal detention […]

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Ladakh: Heavy snowfall leads to avalanches, cuts of roads, villages, 15 people stranded at village Jingchen

Ladakh: Heavy snowfall leads to avalanches, cuts of roads, villages, 15 people stranded at village Jingchen

Ladakh: Heavy snowfall has hit several areas of the Ladakh division of the state leading to closure of roads, avalanches and a village cut off in Leh district. According to officials in Leh unprecedented snowfall since Wednesday evening 15 people of village Ralakung Phima and Nangma are stranded at Jingchen area. A village near near […]

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We shoulder coffins of our loved ones every day says JRL on Pulwama attack

We shoulder coffins of our loved ones every day says JRL on Pulwama attack

Srinagar:  Commenting on the deadly attack at Lethpora Pulwama, Joint Resistance Leadership Friday said that they regret every loss of life but ‘we are shouldering coffins of our loved ones  each day’. JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that people and leadership of Kashmir regret every killing that […]

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JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

  Srinagar: Business fraternity on Monday urged government to take urgent steps in mitigating various difficulties faced by people of the valley due to continuous closure of highway including rising prices,  stranded trucks, passengers, crisis like situation about essentials and soaring airfare. In an urgent meeting convened at Chamber house today Rakesh Gupta, President JCCI […]

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PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

Imtiyaz Pandow   Budgam: A tabular electric pole of 11 KV erected at Khanda village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is on the verge of fall. Eve as the Power Development Department (PDD) had promised to repair the pole, the authorities are yet to attend to the grave problem causing dangers to the lives of […]

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Snow capped roads in Kupwara, officials in deep slumber

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Villages of District Adminstration Kupwara has failed to Clear the roads thus causing huge inconvenve to the residents mostly the patients who are stuck into their houses in absence of transport facility in their area, Various villages of northern Kashmirs kupwara district  are complete cut off from main town with administration […]

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LAWDA cracks whip on illegal construction in Dal

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir lakes and water ways development authority on Tuesday launched an demolition drive in Gadoo Mohalla Dal and other adjacent areas of the lake. According to officials, in the drive illegal single storey and a showroom was demolished which were raised taking the advantage of bad weather . “The anti […]

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Mirwaiz questions silence of rights organizations across globe, India

Mirwaiz questions silence of rights organizations across globe, India

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq questioned the silence of rights organizations across the globe and in India that stands for upholding the rights of prisoners especially those that are in prisons for their political beliefs as the political prisoners from J&K. Addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jama Maajid, Mirwaiz said it […]

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Doors are open for all to join JD (U): Dr Nawab

Doors are open for all to join JD (U): Dr Nawab

Jammu: “Janta Dal United has opened its doors for all people to join party wholeheartedly as the party is committed to provide every basic facilities including development in an aim to address the problems of the people in every nook and corner of the state,” JDU State General secretary and Parliamentary Affairs J&K  Incharge Dr […]

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Handwara massacre: Kupwara shuts, people offer prayers to 21 victims

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Complete shutdown is being observed in Handwara Town in north Kashmir  to mark the 29th anniversary of victims of alleged Border Security Forces firing on this day in 1990 in which 21 people were killed. Joint resistance leadership had called for compete shutdown in the area to pay tributes to the victims. […]

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Lolab Avalanche: Bodies of missing hunters recovered

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Authorities on Thursday afternoon recovered bodies of two hunters who had been missing since avalanche hit Lolab Forests yesterday.  Officials confimed to INS that bodies of Bashir Ahmad Hajam son of Mohd Younis and Mamdin Hajam son Najamdin of Ring Warnow have been recovered by the rescue team. SDM Lolab Ahmad […]

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Srinagar Smart City logo: 200 Entries received, competition deadline to be extended

Srinagar Smart City logo: 200 Entries received, competition deadline to be extended

Srinagar: The Srinagar Smart City Limited Tuesday held an assessment meeting of expert jury to evaluate the entries for logo design for the Srinagar Smart City programme. The jury included experts from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Kashmir University’s School of Fine Arts. Independent professional graphic designers were also part of the […]

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DC Shopian visits snow affected areas

Shopian: Deputy Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed along with a team of officers today visited snow affected areas of district including Bongam where two single storey houses were gutted due to fire which started early in the morning due to a short circuit. The Deputy Commissioner distributed Rs 25000 each for the three families living […]

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Snowfall: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, air traffic suspended

Snowfall: Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, air traffic suspended

Srinagar: The fresh snowfall in Kashmir valley has led to the suspension of road and air connectivity of the valley to the rest of the world. Officials said that the traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway has been suspeded following heavy snowfall at Jawahar Tunnel. The snowfall has led to slippery road conditions. Meanwhile, officials at Srinagar […]

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JK showcases tourism potential at Asia’s largest travel show in New Delhi

JK showcases tourism potential at Asia’s largest travel show in New Delhi

New Delhi: Launching its aggressive marketing campaign, the Department of Tourism, participated in the 3-day South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE) travel show which began here on Wednesday. SATTE is one of the biggest travel shows in Asia providing platform for travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, destination management companies, tourism boards to sell their […]

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Govt asks its employees to attend R-Day functions as part of official duty

Govt asks its employees to attend R-Day functions as part of official duty

Jammu: The state government on Tuesday ordered its workforce to attend main R-Day function in Jammu and Srinagar on January 26 as part of their official duty. “Republic Day is an important national event celebrated on January 26 each year. It is the duty of every government servant to attend the function which commemorates an […]

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JRL looking at the form of protest over Article 35A: Mirwaiz

JRL looking at the form of protest over Article 35A: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said since case regarding Article 35A is coming up for hearing soon before Supreme Court of India, Joint Resistance Leadership was in consultation with all on the matter and is looking at the form of protests that will be observed against it and people will […]

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Among the 12th standard toppers: Kulgam girl makes parents proud, says ‘work hard and keep faith in Allah’

Among the 12th standard toppers: Kulgam girl makes parents proud, says ‘work hard and keep faith in Allah’

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Kulgam girl has made her parents proud,  even though she is not the number one but she is among the top five of the recently declared Standard 12th results.  She grabbed second position. She lives in a far flung area of Kulgam, DK Marg which is atleast 35 kms away from […]

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Story of visually impaired Tariq: How father, brother recorded everything to make him Assistant Professor

Story of visually impaired Tariq: How father, brother recorded everything to make him Assistant Professor

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: It had been a tough journey but visually impaired Tariq Bashir has made it through and now is an Assistant Professor. “While I heard people say ‘he can do nothing’, today I tell them ‘I can do anything,” Tariq says. Tariq began to lose his vision at an early age and […]

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SKIMS annual day: Incharge Sarai, G.R Raina awarded employee of the year award

SKIMS annual day: Incharge Sarai, G.R Raina awarded employee of the year award

Srinagar: Director Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday awarded Ghulam Rasool Raina as Employee of the year award on Friday.  According to officials at SKIMS Raina in incharge of the Sarai at the valleys advanced care hospital. “Raina has been exceptionally well in managing and maintenance of the Sarai and deserved appreciation […]

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Don’t make Kashmiris scapegoats: KCC&I, condemn attacks on Kashmiri shopkeepers in Shimla

Don’t make Kashmiris scapegoats: KCC&I, condemn attacks on Kashmiri shopkeepers in Shimla

Owais Gull Srinagar: Condemning the mob attack on Kashmiri shopkeepers in Shimla, Kashmir Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) on Tuesday said that Kashmiris should not be use as scapegoats. Addressing a press conference, KCC&I President Sheikh Aashiq appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure safety and protection of businessmen and students from Jammu and […]

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Release Asif Sultan immediately, ban pellet guns use in J&K: Kashmiri diaspora in UK

Release Asif Sultan immediately, ban pellet guns use in J&K: Kashmiri diaspora in UK

Srinagar: Demanding release of Journalist Asif Sultan immediately pro freedom Kashmiri diaspora leaders on Monday in Birmingham United Kingdom said that ‘European Union and other western countries should raise the human rights violations issue perpetrated in Kashmir.’ The leaders held a presser at Birmingham UK and was addressed by M Ghalib, Fahim Kiani presidents of […]

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CB books private company for crypto currency fraud

CB books private company for crypto currency fraud

Srinagar: Crime Branch Kashmir on Saturday registered a case against a private company, GAINBITCOIN, for inducing people to invest their crypto-currency-Bitcoins in their company to fraudulently grab their hard earned money. In a press release issued here, CB spokesperson said that the department received a complaint from aggrieved persons, stating that they had purchased BITCOIN […]

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SAC approves Rs 88911 cr outlay with thrust on development social sectors

SAC approves Rs 88911 cr outlay with thrust on development social sectors

JAMMU:Devised to give a massive push to the public infrastructure, Rs 88911 crore state budget for the fiscal 2019-20 was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to […]

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Massacre, failed Guv, abandon Rambo mindset: This is how Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone reacted to Pulwama killings

Massacre, failed Guv, abandon Rambo mindset: This is how Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Lone reacted to Pulwama killings

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and  Mehbooba Mufti  on Saturday termed the Pulwama civilian killings as a ‘massacre’. “7 dead. There is no explanation for this excessive use of force, none what so ever. This is a massacre & that’s the only way to describe it,” Omar Abdullah tweeted. 7 dead. There is […]

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Bharat Scouts & Guides organizes workshop, Dy. Mayor Chief Guest  

Bharat Scouts & Guides organizes workshop, Dy. Mayor Chief Guest   

Srinagar: Bharat Scouts & Guides on Thursday organised a workshop at Shadab Higher Secondary School, Elahibagh, Srinagar regarding the theme of ‘FREE BEING ME’ in which various students and Teachers participate with full zest. The programme was conducted under the guidance of  Muzafar Tramboo along with other members of Bharat Scouts and Guides. On this occasion, […]

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Final Phase of Panchayat polls tomorrow; 568 candidates in fray

Final Phase of Panchayat polls tomorrow; 568 candidates in fray

Jammu: Voting for 9th and final Phase of Panchayat Polls is scheduled tomorrow at 452 polling stations in Kashmir division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, 346 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive in this Phase. He said 430 candidates in the […]

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Kashmir shuts over JRL call to mark World HR Day as ‘black day’

Kashmir shuts over JRL call to mark World HR Day as ‘black day’

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley on Monday on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership on the eve of World Human Rights day. All the shops and other business establishments are shut in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar while a thin movement of traffic was seen plying. Forces personnel have been deployed […]

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Govt constitutes Committee for monitoring, implementation of ‘Housing for All’ scheme in J&K

Govt constitutes Committee for monitoring, implementation of ‘Housing for All’ scheme in J&K

100 Srinagar: The Governor Administration today accorded sanction to the constitution of Divisional/District Level Committee for monitoring and implementation of ‘Housing For All’ – Urban (HFA-U) Mission in the State. According to the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Chairman of Divisional Level Committee (Jammu/Kashmir) would be respective Divisional Commissioner. While Commissioner, Jammu […]

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Police raid homes of resistance leaders in Srinagar, ruthlessly beat family members, arrest many, says Mirwaiz

Police raid homes of resistance leaders in Srinagar, ruthlessly beat family members, arrest many, says Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson and Kashmir’s chief cleric on Wednesday said that the Jammu and Kashmir police has conducted nocturnal raids in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar and detained resistance activists. The Mirwaiz said that the family members of the resistance activists were harassed and beaten. He said that the state is against even the peaceful […]

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NIA: Kashmiri students produced in court

NIA: Kashmiri students produced in court

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) produced three persons, alleged to be members of a Kashmir-based militant outfit, Ansar Gajwat-Ul-Hind, in a special court on Tuesday under tight security, a media report said. One of the accused, Yousuf Rafiq Bhat, is a cousin of Zakir Musa who is wanted by the forces in the state, Indian […]

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Human rights week: Police detain Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson

Human rights week: Police detain Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police has detained Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson Muhammad Yasin Khan from his office in Srinagar on Wednesday. Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation was whisked away to Kothi Bagh  Police Station soon after he reached his office, a spokesperson of KEA said in a statement. Joint Resistance […]

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Journalist’s house gutted in Awantipora

Journalist’s house gutted in Awantipora

Pulwama : A residential house belonging to a journalist was completely gutted in a fire incident during the intervening night of 1 and 2 December at Awantipora area of Pulwama district. Witnesses said that the fire emerged in the residential house of Malik Nissar, the journalist, and soon the property worth lakhs was reduced to […]

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BDO Lar compliments officials for incident-free polls, arrangements

BDO Lar compliments officials for incident-free polls, arrangements

Srinagar: Block Development Officer Lar Syed Zahoor Safvi on Saturday congratulated all officials connected with the conduct of election under phase-VI of the Panchayat elections in the block in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The officer complimented the officials for incident-free polls elections as well as for making all the arrangements to the polling staff in […]

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Kartarpur corridor could be ‘new beginning’ of reconciliation between India, Pak: Mehbooba

Kartarpur corridor could be ‘new beginning’ of reconciliation between India, Pak: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said the Kartarpur corridor could be a “new beginning” of reconciliation between India and Pakistan and called for facilitation of bilateral trade and people to people contact to make borders “irrelevant”. The planned corridor will connect Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak Dev’s final resting place […]

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Panchayat Polls Phase-V: Voting at 2512 polling stations tomorrow

Panchayat Polls Phase-V: Voting at 2512 polling stations tomorrow

Jammu: Polling for Phase-V of Panchayat Polls will be held tomorrow at 2512 polling stations including 769 in Kashmir division and 1743 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 848 polling stations have been categorized as hypersensitive including 755 […]

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Kartarpur like initiatives needed to resolve Kashmir dispute, says Mehbooba

Kartarpur like initiatives needed to resolve Kashmir dispute, says Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday said instead of violence and bloodshed, the Kashmir problem can be resolved through “Kartarpur like initiatives”. “Bold, honest and humanitarian initiatives are needed to resolve Jammu and Kashmir problem. It is worthwhile to witness that Kartarpur corridor was opened on a day when so many human lives were taken by […]

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Role of Childline J&K among issues discussed in meeting chaired by Justice (Retd) Massodi

Srinagar: Chairman, Selection-Cum-Oversight Committee Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi on Thursday chaired a meeting convened to discuss the implementation of Juvenile Justice System in the State. The meeting was attended by the Mission Director ICPS G.A. Sofi, Chairpersons and members of the Child Welfare Committees, officers of the Childline India Foundation and District Child Protection Units. […]

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Senior physician, writer Dr. Nisar Ahmad Trali bereaved

Senior physician, writer Dr. Nisar Ahmad Trali bereaved

Pulwama: Mohammad Ismayil Bhat, father of Dr Nisar Ahmad Trali, a senior physician and writer, resident of Tral Payeen, passed away on Monday evening after brief illness. According to family, funeral prayers of Bhat (72) will be held tomorrow at his ancestral area in Tral (Eidgah) at about 9 a.m. in the morning. Various social […]

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Guv rule to continue in J&K; NC, PDP should clear stand on participating in state polls: Madhav

Guv rule to continue in J&K; NC, PDP should clear stand on participating in state polls: Madhav

Kathua (J&K):  Accusing the NC and the PDP of trying to scuttle the democratic process, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav has asked them to clear stand on whether they would participate in state assembly elections or boycott them, like they did during the local bodies polls. Asked about any proposal to dissolve the Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Tral shuts over erratic power supply

Tral shuts over erratic power supply

Pulwama: Residents of Tral town on Tuesday morning protested against Power Development Department against erratic power supply to them. The area is observing a shutdown as well over the issue. Residents claim that since a month ne month Tral town and dozens of its adjoining villages are reeling under darkness. “PDD has failed to provide […]

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Alama Iqbal’s vision transcends all barriers of geography, language: Talat

Srinagar: A day-long seminar commemorating the poet of East, Dr Sir Muhammad Iqbal was held at University of Kashmir (KU) here on Friday. The event was organized by Iqbal Institute of Culture and Philosophy in collaboration with Shama Foundation. In his presidential address Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad while speaking on the […]

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Tourism department floats guidelines in recently concluded FAM tour 2018

Tourism department floats guidelines in recently concluded FAM tour  2018

Srinagar: Official guidelines have been floated by Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir as the event managing organization hired by directotate of tourism Kashmir is facing an enquiry among others by the department itself. According to sources inside the department DTK had empanelled three local event management companies for the activities which included Space Communications, Kashmir Movie […]

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