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Pakistan Administered Kashmir President calls for UN probe into rights violations in Kashmir, condemns Pulwama killings

Pakistan Administered Kashmir President calls for UN probe into rights violations in Kashmir, condemns Pulwama killings

Srinagar: President of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday condemned the killing of seven civilian  in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “India wants to frighten people of Kashmir and weaken their freedom sentiments but she will never succeed in its evil designs. The latest wave of brutalities against the innocent people is nothing […]

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Police constable dies in accident at Panthachowk

Police constable dies in accident at Panthachowk

by BASHARAT RASHID Panthachowk: A Sikh police constable died in a road accident at Panthchowk area of Srinagar outskirts. The accident took place on Saturday night. “Injured cop was rushed to hospital but he succumbed later,” reports said. They identified the deceased as Mithun Singh, a resident of Padibal village in Tral.

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IUST postpones exams on Dec 17 , classwork suspended

IUST postpones exams on Dec 17 , classwork suspended

  Srinagar:  Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) has postponed the examinations slated for Dec 17. “The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid any law and order situation at the campus,” officials said at IUST A spokesman of the varsity said new dates for the deferred exams will be notified […]

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Multiple funeral prayers offered for slain militant Zahoor, had deserted army to join militant ranks

Multiple funeral prayers offered for slain militant Zahoor, had deserted army to join militant ranks

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Massive throng was witnessed in the funeral procession of the slain militant Zahoor Thokar in his native village Sirnoo.  “At least six funeral prayers were offered for Zahoor including four on Saturday evening and two today morning,” eyewitnesses said. They said that after four funeral prayers on Sunday evening there was a […]

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Gurudwara Chattisingpora gutted in fire

Gurudwara Chattisingpora gutted in fire

Srinagar: Gurudwara Chattisinghpora in Anantnag district of south Kashmir was gutted completely in a fire incident on Sunday, The fire, according to locals, engulfed the place. Sources said that short circuit is believed to be the cause of fire, and police has reached the spot. “The Gurudwara has been gutted and is fully damaged,” they […]

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CUK postpones all exams scheduled on Monday

CUK postpones all exams scheduled on Monday

Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir Sunday  postponed all the examinations scheduled on Monday According to varsity spokesman fresh dates for the postponed exams will be notified separately. Kashmir University on Saturday announced postponement of exams scheduled for Dec 17 as well. Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday called for a shutdown and Badamibagh chalo on Dec 17. […]

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Valley shuts over JRL call to mourn Pulwama killings

Valley shuts over JRL call to mourn Pulwama killings

Srinagar: Shutdown is being observed in valley against the killings that took place in south Kashmir on Saturday including seven civilians and three militants.  Joint Resisitance Leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for a three day shutdown from saturday to Monday. They have also asked to move […]

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Governor chairs Security Review Meeting; expresses ‘grief’ over Pulwama killings, Directs Div Com Kashmir to inquire

Governor chairs Security Review Meeting; expresses ‘grief’ over Pulwama killings, Directs Div Com Kashmir to inquire

Jammu: In a meeting involving senior officers of the State and of Central Police Forces, Governor Satya Pal Malik undertook a detailed review of Law and Order and other security related issues at Raj Bhavan here this evening. Governor expressed grief over the loss of lives during the “anti-militancy” operation in Sirnoo area of Pulwama […]

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SAC approves establishment of first ever University in Ladakh

SAC approves establishment of first ever University in Ladakh

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved establishment of first ever University in Ladakh. Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor Umang Narula were present […]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET-2019-20

HIGHLIGHTS OF BUDGET-2019-20

Mission Delivering Development Mission Good Governance Building Infrastructure Building Institutions Building System A) Local Governance In the current year Rs 1151.00 crores to be devolved toØ Panchayats and Rs 464.00 crores to Urban Local Bodies. Next year Rs 1422.00 crores for Panchayati RajØ Institutions and Rs 566.00 crores for Urban Local Bodies.  In total, Rs […]

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Budget Statement for 2019-2020

Budget Statement for 2019-2020

The revised estimates for 2018-2019 and budget estimates for 2019-2020 is being presented in the background of last couple of year’s disturbances, political developments, major economic disturbances due to devastating floods of 2014, demonetisation and introduction of GST. As a result, trade and business and other economic activities have not fully recovered and picked up […]

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Among the slain civilians: Abid had left to fetch milk for 3 months old baby girl, Aqib’s father went to inquire about injured to find son among ‘unidentified dead’

Among the slain civilians: Abid had left to fetch milk for 3 months old baby girl, Aqib’s father went to inquire about injured to find son among ‘unidentified dead’

By Mudassir maqbool Pulwama: Slain civilian Abid Hussain of Karimabad had left home to fetch milk for his three month old baby but returned home dead. Abid lives in Karimabad village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama. He has an indonesian wife and was hit by bullet A 25 year old Aabid had studied management from Indonesia, locals […]

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Dr Lone visits Kote Balwal, inspects progress of Composite Old Age Home

JAMMU, DECEMBER 15: Secretary Social Welfare, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone today visited Gaink Kot Balwal to take stock of the ongoing construction work of Composite Old Age Home cum Rehabilitation Home for Children. During the visit, Secretary was informed that the project is coming up at a cost of Rs 9.73 crore which being executed […]

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Authorities decide to impose Section 144 in Pulwama till further orders

Authorities decide to impose Section 144 in Pulwama till further orders

  PULWAMA: The District Magistrate Pulwama Saturday imposed restrictions under section 144 of Cr PC in the district in view of the apprehension of breach of peace.   As per an official handout issued here, the restriction shall stand till further orders. “Bonafide medical and other emergencies, however, shall be exempted from the restrictions,” authorities […]

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Internal complaints committee for prevention, harassment of women at work place constituted in Bandipora

Internal complaints committee for prevention, harassment of women at work place constituted in Bandipora

BANDIPORA, DEC 15:  Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Zahoor Ahmed Mir today chaired a meeting to review the Constitution of  Internal Complaints Committees for prevention and redressal of harassment of women at workplaces at district-level. A committee which was constituted will be headed by CMO Bandipora Dr Bilquees.  principal GGHS, Principal GHS Aloosa, Tehsildar Bandipora and district […]

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Areas fed power from Zainakote grid to have power cut on Dec 16

Areas fed power from Zainakote grid to have power cut on Dec 16

          SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 15: According to the Power Controller Kashmir, grid station Zainakote will be shut down on 16 December 2018 to connect a transformer.  According to the details, in order to connect 220/132 kV, 50 MVA Single Phase Transformer bank into the circuit after carrying out its de-sludging, the shutdown of the 220/132 kV, 150 MVA Bank […]

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FCS&CA recovers Rs 5200 fine from erring traders

FCS&CA recovers Rs 5200 fine from erring traders

          SRINAGAR: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Saturday realized Rs 5200 fine from 17 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per an official handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones, inspected 53 business establishments in […]

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KU’s South Campus organises plantation drive  

KU’s South Campus organises plantation drive  

Anantnag: Kashmir University’s South Campus at Anantnag organised a plantation drive on Saturday. The day-long drive and an environmental awareness programme were organised in collaboration with the department of social forestry, Anantnag division. Director social forestry department Mr Suresh K Gupta, IFS—who presided over the function—underscored the importance of plantation and urged the people to come […]

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Pulwama massacre unveiled brutal face of India, says Jamat e Islami

Pulwama massacre unveiled brutal face of India, says Jamat e Islami

Srinagar: ‘Grave violation of the human rights of Kashmiri Muslims which seems to be a state-policy of the Indian establishment’, Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir said on Saturday, adding that the valley is manned by those authorities who seem to be ‘anti-Muslim and whose only aim seems to be the suppression of the people at all costs’. […]

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KU postpones examination scheduled on Dec 17

KU postpones examination scheduled on Dec 17

Srinagar: Kashmir University has postponed the (General & Professional) and M.Ed. examinations scheduled to be held on Dec 17. “Fresh dates will be notified separately,” KU officials said.  

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Unknown person abduct cart vendor in Sopore

Unknown person abduct cart vendor in Sopore

Sopore:  Unknown persons on Saturday abducted a cart vendor from Brath Kallan crossing in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that car borne unknown persons  abducted the cart vendor,identified as, Tariq Ahmad Ganie (32) son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie of Bomai, Sopore. Police said that a case has been registered in this […]

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It is better they finish us off at once. That’s why called for Badamibagh march: JRL

It is better they finish us off at once. That’s why called for Badamibagh march: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said South of Kashmir has been turned into a graveyard for its people especially the youth as “eleven of its residents were killed by the Indian armed forces who went on a rampage in Pulwama, as government of […]

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KCC&I condemn Pulwama killings, demand cessation of hostility, pitch for dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute

KCC&I condemn Pulwama killings, demand cessation of hostility, pitch for dialogue to resolve Kashmir dispute

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry condemns the ‘repetitive killings of innocent and unarmed civilians’ by the government forces. “The latest in the series of such fatalities, has reportedly resulted in 7 civilians losing their lives and more than a hundred being injured in Kharpora Sirnoo, Pulwama,” they said in a statement. The […]

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Pulwama bloodbath: The J&K Police statement

Pulwama bloodbath: The J&K Police statement

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir late Saturday afternoon issued a statement into the Pulwama encounter and the following civilian killings. In the interest of our readers, the police statement is reproduced verbatim: “A search operation was launched jointly by the security forces based on a credible input about the presence of militants in Monghama area  of […]

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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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SMHS hospital witnesses chaos, emotional scenes, protests

SMHS hospital witnesses chaos, emotional scenes, protests

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Chaos, emotional scenes and protests were witnessed at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital on Saturday after the injured persons who had sustained bullet injuries in different parts of body were shifted to the hospital for specialized treatment here. The people in large number were seen outside the hospital here raising slogans in favour of […]

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Debate, Photography competitions held on Day-4 of Youth Fest Sonzal-2018 at KU

Srinagar, Dec 15: Displaying their talents in different creative and competitive spheres in one of the biggest Youth festivals of Kashmir, Sonzal 2018, over 80 debaters and photographers from various degree colleges and departments of Kashmir University (KU) competed in debating and photography on 4th day of the festival. Vocalizing their oratory skills, students debated […]

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Political parties condemn ‘Pulwama bloodbath’ say ‘Delhi needs to wake up from deep slumber’ should shun indifferent, callous attitude

Political parties condemn ‘Pulwama bloodbath’ say ‘Delhi needs to wake up from deep slumber’ should shun indifferent, callous attitude

  Srinagar: The opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir today condemned the killing of civilians near an encounter site in Pulwama and alleged that the situation is a fallout of wrong policies adopted by the state as well as the central government. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir expressed profound grief […]

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Pulwama bloodbath: Shutdown for three days from today, march towards Badamibagh Contonment on 17th, JRL

Pulwama bloodbath: Shutdown for three days from today, march towards Badamibagh Contonment on 17th, JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday called for a three day mourning and state wide shutdown against the killings in South Kashmir today. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that ‘from today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across’. From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike […]

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Pulwama gunfight: Slain militants identified

Pulwama gunfight: Slain militants identified

  Pulwama: The three militants killed in a gunfight with forces at Sirnoo village of South Kaahmir’s Pulwama district have been identified. The slain militants are Zahoor Thokar, an A category militant, had deserted Army and joined militant ranks in early 2017. Another two slain militants are Adnan alias tahir hizbi from Karimabad And Bilal […]

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Pulwama gunfight: One more civilian succumbs, civilian death toll 7

Srinagar: One more civilian has succumbed to injuries he received during with government forces in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama taking the civilian death toll to seven. Eyewitnesses said that government forces fired indiscriminately at the civilians who were protesting the killings of three local militants in a gunfight earlier in Kharpora village of the district. Sources […]

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Pulwama gunfight: Injured army man succumbs

Srinagar: An army personnel who was injured in a gunfight with the militants in Kharpora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday morning has succumbed to injuries. An army spokesman said that the injured personnel has succumbed. Three militants were killed in the gunfight that broke out after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the village. […]

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Pulwama: Civilian death toll reaches 6

By Basharat Rashid Srinagar:  Civilian death toll has reached six in Pulwama as four more youth succumbed to injuries. Medical Superintendent DH Pulwama Abrul Rashid Parra confirmed to IN that six people have died and there is huge rush of injured. Three militants were killed and two army soldiers injured in the gunfight that broke […]

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Bandipora boy bags Gold Medal in International Kickboxing Championship

Bandipora boy bags Gold Medal in International Kickboxing Championship

BANDIPORA: The youngsters of Bandipora continue to script history in sports bringing laurels for the state and the hometown as yet another boy bagged a gold medal in international Kick Boxing championship. Vikas Bashir Lone, a 20-year-old boy from Bandipora bagged the gold medal in a kick boxing tournament organised by World Association of Kickboxing […]

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Governor’s Grievance Cell: 35772 complaints dealth with, 852 under process

Governor’s Grievance Cell: 35772 complaints dealth with, 852 under process

JAMMMU: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, during 20th June – 14th December 2018,JK Governor’s Grievance Cell (including Governor’s Secretariat) received 36994 complaints, grievances of which 35772 have been dealt with, forwarded to the concerned quarters for timely redressal while as 852 complaints, grievances are under process. Similarly, on the directions of Governor, all the four […]

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One more youth killed in Pulwama, civilian toll 2

One more youth killed in Pulwama, civilian toll 2

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: One more civilian was killed in government forces action against protesting youth near site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sirnoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Three militants were killed and two army men injured in the gunfight. Hundreds of youth took to streets and clashed with government forces as […]

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Civilian killed, 5 injured as govt forces use live ammunition, pellets in Pulwama

Civilian killed, 5 injured as govt forces use live ammunition, pellets in Pulwama

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: A civilian was killed and five others injured in government forces action to quell clashes that erupted near the site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sirnoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Three militants were killed and two army men injured in the gunfight. Hundreds of youth took to streets […]

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Pulwama gunfight: Three militants killed, two armymen injured, clashes erupt

Pulwama gunfight: Three militants killed, two armymen injured, clashes erupt

By Basharat Rashid Srinagar,:Three militants were killed and two armymen injured after a encounter broke out between militants and goverment forces in Kharpora, Sirnoo area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning. Police officials said that three militants were killed in Brief exchange of firing however their identification is yet to be ascertained. As […]

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Gunfight rages in Pulwama

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Gunfight broke out between militants and government forcers in Monghama-Sirnoo area of Pulwama in South Kashmir this morning. Sources said that force’s joint party including army, SOG and CRPF are conducting the operation. They said that soon after the security forces initiated searches in the area, the militants hiding there fired […]

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SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses

SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses

Jammu: The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik has approved extension of payment date for outstanding power dues for businesses under Amnesty Scheme for one month from the date of issuance of notification in this regard. According to the SAC decision, the extension is, however, applicable with the modification that outstanding […]

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Govt notifies 75 services as ‘Online Only’

Govt notifies 75 services as ‘Online Only’

JAMMU, DECEMBER 14: The Government today declared 75 services in various Departments as ‘Online Only’ as a part of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP)under Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). “The Government has decided to provide services having direct bearing on the business environment in ‘Online Mode’, to the extent possible, so that the stakeholders can […]

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In a first, JK releases Rs 8 cr corpus for Road Safety Fund

In a first, JK releases Rs 8 cr corpus for Road Safety Fund

Jammu: To arrest the trend of traffic accidents and ensure effective traffic management in the state, the State Government for the first time released Rs 8 crore under Road Safety Fund. This information was given at a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon. The meeting was attended by IGP Traffic, […]

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FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders

FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders

Srinagar: The Enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Friday charged Rs 3400 fine from eight erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. As per an official handout issued here, the market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones inspected 44 business establishment in M […]

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Extended evening flight timing at Srinagar, Jammu airports from Jan 1

Extended evening flight timing at Srinagar, Jammu airports from Jan 1

Jammu: To give a big push to the tourism sector in particular besides further improving the connectivity with other parts of the country, the Government has decided to extend the timing of evening flights at Jammu and Srinagar airports from 1 January 2019. “The Air Force authorities have been asked to extend watch hours from […]

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Kashmir lawyers body expresses concern over shifting of PSA detainees to outside jails

Kashmir lawyers body expresses concern over shifting of PSA detainees to outside jails

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday expressed its serious concern over the shifting of Kashmiri prisoners, detained under Public Safety Act, to different jails outside the State. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the lawyers body said that it was more concerning jail authorities are not providing the whereabouts of those […]

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Cartoon, quiz competitions held on Day 3 of Youth fest Sonzal at KU

Cartoon, quiz competitions held on Day 3 of Youth fest Sonzal at KU

Srinagar: Around fifty young artists from various degree colleges and Departments of Kashmir University (KU) participated in cartoon making and quiz competition on the third consecutive day of the youth festival Sonzal -2018 at Gandhi Bhawan of the Varsity. Highlighting the challenges of ‘Inflation’ on a common person, the cartoon making competition also included another […]

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Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside J&K denied medical aid: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails outside J&K denied medical aid: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails outside J&K, stating majority of the Kashmiri political prisoners are deprived of the basic facilities including medical aid. The Hurriyat Conference said that the political prisoners booked by the NIA and ED under “frivolous” cases are […]

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Man arrested with IED, explosives in Pulwama: Police

Man arrested with IED, explosives in Pulwama: Police

Pulwama : Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a person with IED and other explosive substances in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. In a tweet Jammu and Kashmir police said that “Police in Pulwama arrested one individual carrying explosives substances & IED. Case registered. Further investigation is in progress.” However, the identity of the […]

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Pitching for Grand Alliance, Mehbooba Says, cobbling up with BJP was a “Suicide”

Pitching for Grand Alliance, Mehbooba Says, cobbling up with BJP was a “Suicide”

Former chief minister and President PDP Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that the alliance between NC, PDP and Congress is the need of the hour, in order to keep the forces that are hell-bent to divide the state at bay. According to RNA Mufti was addressing a seminar titled ‘Kashmir – The Way Forward’ which was […]

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As pesky power continues, monthly tariff of consumers hiked by 50% in Old City areas

As pesky power continues, monthly tariff of consumers hiked by 50% in Old City areas

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Even as the pesky power cuts in Kashmir continued to irk the local consumers here especially in Old City areas, the Power Development Department (PDD) here has hiked the monthly tariff of many consumers by almost 50 percent. The residents of several localities in Old City area here got shocked after their […]

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