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Army chief arrives on 2-day visit, asks troops to ‘prepared to meet emerging security challenges’

Army chief arrives on 2-day visit, asks troops to ‘prepared to meet emerging security challenges’

Srinagar: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat arrived in Srinagar on a two day visit to the Valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation. The army chief accompanied by the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon visited the formations and units deployed in the hinterland […]

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JKNC DEVSAR holds one day party worker’s convention at Qazigund

JKNC DEVSAR holds one day party worker’s convention at Qazigund

  Qazigund: JKNC Devsar held a day long party worker’s convention under the leadership of Mohammad Rafiq Khan here on Tuesday While addressing the well gathering of party worker’s at Dakbanglow Qazigund Khan appealed people of Devsar to join hands with National Conference for a new beginning, away from sadness and cynicism. which will give […]

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In absence of bridge, Gujjar students use log to cross gushing Nallah in Tral

In absence of bridge, Gujjar students use log to cross gushing Nallah in Tral

Basharat Rashid Tral: In the absence of a bridge, Gujjar students of Bangidar village of this south Kashmir use a log to cross a gushing nallah to reach school every day. The alleged indifference of the authorities to address their long pending demand make the travel to school a risky affair particularly during rains which […]

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J&K Bank conducts BLBC Meetings

J&K Bank conducts BLBC Meetings

Srinagar: J&K Bank, which is the convener SLBC, today conducted four back to back Block Level Banker’s Committee (BLBC) meetings for the blocks Harwan, Khonmoh, Qamarwari and Srinagar to review the progress achieved in flow of credit to priority sector, sponsored schemes, financial inclusion and digital penetration during the quarter ended June 2019. Convened by […]

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Army Goodwill School Ziran celebrates annual day, students enthral audience

Army Goodwill School Ziran celebrates annual day, students enthral audience

  Srinagar: Army goodwill school Ziran celebrated its annual day on Tuesday under the aegis of Chinar Gunners with great enthusiasm and fervor. According to organisers the performance by Junior students enthralled the audience, and the performance by the senior students exhibited their talent in skits, Ladakhi dance, dance of women empowerment, Kashmiri Rouf, Bhangra, […]

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NC leader’s PSO shot at in Anantnag

Anantnag: A Personal Security officer posted with National Conference leader was shot at by unknown gunmen in Hiller area of Anantnag district in South Kashmir. Sources said that a PSO identified as Riyaz Ahmed was rushed to District hospital Anantnag for treatment. More details awaited.

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Farooq Khan Appointed Governor’s Advisor

Farooq Khan Appointed Governor’s Advisor

Srinagar: The government on Monday appointed former police officer and a BJP leader Farooq Khan, IPS (Retd), as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the appointment of Shri Farooq Khan, IPS (Retd), as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes […]

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In Pictures: Leaders Of Different Political Parties, Officials And Children Offer Tributes To 13 July 1931 Martyrs

In Pictures: Leaders Of Different Political Parties, Officials And Children Offer Tributes To 13 July 1931 Martyrs

The pictures taken by INS Lensman Zargar Zahoor at Martyrs Graveyard In Srinagar On Saturday, July 13, 2019  

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Shutdown, curbs in Nowhatta on 3rd anniversary of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar

Shutdown, curbs in Nowhatta on 3rd anniversary of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar

Srinagar: Authorities imposed curbs in Nowhatta area of Old Srinagar on Friday, marking the 3rd death anniversary of Sajad Ahmad Gilkar, who was killed along with two other militant associates, one of them a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander, in an encounter with government forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir on this day in 2017. Reports said […]

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Tehsildar Ganderbal conducts anti-encroachment drive at Malshibagh

Tehsildar Ganderbal conducts anti-encroachment drive at Malshibagh

Ganderbal: Tehsildar Ganderbal, Dr. Mohd Iqbal Malik along a team of  revenue officials today conducted anti- encroachment drive in Malshibagh area to retrieve the State land. During the drive about two Kanal of state land at prime location was retrieved from the encroachers besides demolished illegal structure  constructed on the said land. Speaking on the […]

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JeI ban: Tribunal to hold sittings at Jammu on July 13

JeI ban: Tribunal to hold sittings at Jammu on July 13

SRINAGAR: Pursuant to the declaration of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) as an unlawful association, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Tribunal will hold sittings at Divisional Commissioners office Jammu on July 13, 2019 from 10.30 am onwards. The Tribunal is being presided over by Judge Delhi High Court Justice Chander Shekhar. Accordingly, all those who are interested in giving […]

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Kulgam blast: Govt orders Inquiry

Kulgam blast: Govt orders Inquiry

Srinagar: The Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Thursday expressed grief over the death of Nazir Ahmad Bhat in a mysterious blast at Chaddar area of Kulgam district. The Advisor in his condolence message has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul and early recovery of […]

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Delimitation in J&K: Centre avoids reply in Lok Sabha

Delimitation in J&K: Centre avoids reply in Lok Sabha

The Centre on Tuesday avoided replying whether it was planning to conduct a delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir to “remove regional imbalance in the State.” All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Asaduddin Owaisi raised a question in the Lok Sabha whether Jammu and Kashmir had not been included in the delimitation exercise taken up in the country […]

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Fifty lakh rupees stolen from Gulmarg gondola

  By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Fifty lakh rupees have been stolen from the safe of Gulmarg Gondola, officials said on Monday. MD Gulmarg Cable Car Corporation Shameem Ahmad said that fifty lakh rupees have been stolen on Sunday evening. Officials said that police has been informed about the theft and they have began a probe […]

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JKNC holds youth meeting in Hazratbal, Majid Pathan named youth president

JKNC holds youth meeting in Hazratbal, Majid Pathan named youth president

Srinagar: National Conference on Monday held its youth meeting in Hazratabal area of Srinagar district. The meeting in hazratbal block has elected Majid Pahan as youth president Jammu and Kashmir National conference. The meeting was attended by senior NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani and Salman Sagar.

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Fire in Manthal forests doused

Fire in Manthal forests doused

Udhampur: Fire erupted in Manthal forest area in Udhampur district of Jammu division, officials said on Saturday. According to officials the fire has been doused and brought under control by the Police party of PP Tikri , Forest guards and F& ES.    p  

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Amnesty International denied permission to hold press briefing in Srinagar: spokesperson

Amnesty International denied permission to hold press briefing in Srinagar: spokesperson

Srinagar: Amnesty International India on Wednesday said that the government has denied it the permission to hold an event in Srinagar. A spokesperson of Amnesty said that the organisation is cancelling the press briefing that was scheduled at 2 pm on 12th June at Hotel Radisson, Srinagar. “We have been told that we have been denied […]

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Kathua rape and murder: Quantum Of Punishment At 4 P.M.

Kathua rape and murder: Quantum Of Punishment At 4 P.M.

Srinagar: Having convicted six out of the seven accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, a court in Pathankot will announce quantum of punishment at 1600 hours. Earlier the announcement was expected at 1400 hours. Three of the accused, Sanj Ram (main accused), Deepak Khujuria and Parvesh Kumar alias Mannu […]

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Encounter breaks out in Nowgam Shahabad village of Anantnag

  Anantnag: Gunfight between militants anf governement forces in Nowgam Shahabad area of Anantnag district on Saturday morning. Earlier a joint team of forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation to flush out hiding militants. Sources said that the operation was launched following specific input that militants are hiding in the area. The anti militancy operation […]

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IED blast near LOC, Army man injured

Poonch: An Army man was injured in an IED blast along line of Control in Poonch district on Friday. According to reports the blast took place along LOC in Salotri area. The injured army man has been  identified as Kailash Chand of 39 RR. He has been airlifted to Udhampur.

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Grenade lobbed at Police Station Sopore, two cops injured

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Two cops received splinter injuries of a grenade explosion in a suspected militant attack on police station Sopore in district Baramulla. SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed  to INS that the grenade was hurled towards the forces installation in the area. Forces have cordoned off the area and launched searched to nab […]

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Weatherman forecasts pleasant weather in rain drenched Kashmir Valley till weekend

Weatherman forecasts pleasant weather in rain drenched Kashmir Valley till weekend

Srinagar: The prolonged rainy spell would slump into a subdued phase for at least three days as the meteorological department on Friday forecast “pleasant weather” till weekend. The weather forecast is something that must give some respite to the people of the rain-drenched Kashmir Valley.”Very pleasant weather conditions for next 3 days. Only very light […]

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Maternity/Pediatric Hospital Bemina to be converted into a full-fledged 500 Super-Specialty Children’s Hospital

Srinagar: In a major decision aimed to promote the health of children and provide them adequate healthcare facilities, the SAC which met here on 29.05.2019 under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved conversion of entire 200-bedded Maternity Hospital and 300-bedded Pediatrics Hospital at Bemina, Srinagar into a full-fledged 500-bedded Children Hospital. Provision […]

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Rajnath Singh makes maiden visit to Siachen as defence minister

Rajnath Singh makes maiden visit to Siachen as defence minister

Srinagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday made his maiden visit to Siachen, the world’s highest battle field. The defence minister, accompanied by General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, arrived at the Thoise air field and was received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C, Northern Command. After exchange of greetings and a quick orientation […]

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Students take out anti-Tabacco awareness rally in Ganderbal

Students take out anti-Tabacco awareness rally in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: In a bid to create awareness about the harmful effects of smoking among the public, Government Boys Middle School Rangil in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district held a rally on the occasion of World Anti-Tabacco day on Thursday. The rally, which began from the school covered several places of the town. Chanting various […]

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Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute bags award for best infrastructure, teaching excellence

Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute bags award for best infrastructure, teaching excellence

Srinagar: Kashmir Harvard Educational Institute was crowned as Best Educational Institute in two categories at International School Awards held at Chitkara University on recently. Over 500 schools participated. The school bagged an award for ‘Best Infrastructure’ of the year 2019 as well as for ‘teaching excellence’. “Credit goes to the management, teaching and non-teaching staff, […]

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Time to move quickly with developmental work, CS asks Admin Secretaries

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Monday directed the Administrative Secretaries to quickly move ahead with the execution of projects/schemes upon cessation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). “Now that Lok Sabha Elections and MCC are over, it is time to quickly move on with the developmental work” he observed. Chairing a meeting of […]

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Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

Altaf Bukhari calls on Governor

Srinagar: Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday evening called on Satya Pal Malik, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, at Rajbhavan. Bukhari brought various issues of public importance into the notice of the Honb’le Governor. The former minister also discussed about the progress on various Central and State Government developmental schemes under […]

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Student Voices For Justice To Sumbal Minor Girl Grow Shriller

Student Voices For Justice To Sumbal Minor Girl Grow Shriller

By Mir Showkat, Tassaduq Hussain, Sameer Ahmad, Bashrat Rasheed Ganderbal, Kupwara, Annatnag, Pulwama: Hundreds of students from different parts of Kashmir Valley on Monday voiced their protests against the gruesome rape of a minor girl from Sumbal Bandipora and demanded exemplary punishment to culprit. Ganderbal Students of Degree college and Central University Ganderbal staged a […]

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Govt sits idle on shifting of Dal dwellers

Govt sits idle on shifting of Dal dwellers

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: There seems no headway over the shifting of Dal dwellers to other designated place as authorities have failed to expedite the rehabilitation process. Earlier, the High Court in September last year appointed a three-member expert committee to file a comprehensive report on Dal Lake and suggest measures for its conservation. The committee […]

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CVC meets Governor

Srinagar: P.L. Gupta, Chief Vigilance Commissioner, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Gupta briefed Governor about the functioning of the Vigilance Commission and the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Governor emphasized the crucial importance of these two institutions working without fear and favour to ensure that corrupt elements are effectively dealt with.

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Director Anti Corruption Bureau meets Governor

Srinagar: Anand Jain, Director Anti Corruption Bureau, J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Jain briefed Governor about functioning of the Bureau and about the work being done to investigate complaints of corruption and take them to their logical end. Governor advised Jain to launch a vigorous campaign for […]

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Bashir Ahmad Lone of Bohri kadal passes away

Bashir Ahmad Lone of Bohri kadal passes away

Bashir Ahmad Lone of Bohri kadal Srinagar passed away on May 3. His congregation ‘fateh khwani’ will be held at ancestral graveyard at Malkha near Mirwaiz Maqbara at 10:30 a.m. on May 7.  Thereafter a condolence meeting will be held at Shahi Hamdaan Community hall at GankhanZaina Kadal Srinagar.

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Dr Kaiser Ahmad Koul made interim principal GMC Srinagar

Srinagar: Dr Kaiser Ahmad Kaul was on Friday given charge of the Principal Government Medical College Srinagar. Dr Kaul, Head of Department of Pediatrics, GMC, was given the charge as an interim arrangement in consequence to the directions by the Jammu and Kashmir high court, according to an order passed by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir […]

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Orphans in Need launch state wide widow and orphan food parcel distribution

Orphans in Need launch state wide widow and orphan food parcel distribution

Srinagar: On Friday 3rd May 2019 Orphans in Need, a charitable organisation embarked on distributing Iftar and Suhoor widow and orphan food parcels for the Holy Month of Ramadan. 3,000 beneficiaries gathered to collect their Ramadan food parcel at Sher-e-Kashmir Park, Srinagar. The beneficiaries who received these food parcels were all widows who live below […]

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Elder brother of Prof. Abdul Majid Mattoo passes away

Srinagar: Elder brother of Prof. Abdul Majid Mattoo (Former Registrar Kashmir University), Haji Gulam Mohammad Mattoo, passed away on Thursday (May 2). According to the family sources, his Rasm-e-Churam will be held on May 5 at Kandahama Beerwah. Meanwhile people from different walks of life have expressed condolence over the demise of Haji Gulam Mohammad […]

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Voting picks up slightly in Kulgam, 6.67% recorded upto 1 p.m

Voting picks up slightly in Kulgam, 6.67% recorded upto 1 p.m

Srinagar: Voting picked up with an overall polling percentage of 6.67 being reported from Kulgam district, one of the four districts in Anantnag Lok Sabha parliamentary elections, in the first six hours on Monday. Polling is underway in Kulgam, Noorabad, Homeshalibugh and Devsar assembly segments in the second leg of 3-phased election to Anantnag Lok […]

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Farooq Ahmad Lone Among 6 Officers Transferred, Kansal given additional charge

Farooq Ahmad Lone Among 6 Officers Transferred, Kansal given additional charge

Srinagar: The State government on Tuesday ordered transfer of six officers in the interest of administration and two separate orders in this effect were passed with concurrence from election commission amid model code of conduct. According to the first order issued here, Farooq Ahmad Lone (IAS), Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, looking alter the work […]

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Following Backlash Sadhvi Pragya apologies for statement against Hemant Karkare

Following Backlash Sadhvi Pragya apologies for statement against Hemant Karkare

New Delhi: Following a massive backlash over her comments against late police officer Hemand Karkare BJP leader Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has apologized and said she is “taking back her words”. Pragya had boasted about her “curse” on Karkare but following apology she called him a ‘martyr’. “If my remarks made enemies happy, then I […]

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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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