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Firing by police sentry creates panic in Pulwama

Firing by police sentry creates panic in Pulwama

Basharat RashidSrinagar: Panic gripped villages adjacent to police station Pulwama when a police sentry fired few rounds in air after observing some suspicious movement on Wednesday evening, locals and officials said. SSP Pulwama said there was some suspicious movement near police Pulwama Station and “alert sentry fired few rounds in air.” Locals said that there […]

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2 soldiers among five injured in Uri accidents

2 soldiers among five injured in Uri accidents

Srinagar: Two army personnel were among five persons who suffered injuries in two separate accidents at Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Two army personnel and a porter were injured after their vehicle turned turtle in Nawarunda, Uri. The injured persons,w hose identity could not be ascertained immediately, were shifted to a nearby […]

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August 15: Day In Pictures

August 15: Day In Pictures

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Ponder seriously what exactly has been gained from endless turmoil: Vohra to all leaders

Ponder seriously what exactly has been gained from endless turmoil: Vohra to all leaders

Srinagar: In his I-Day speech, Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday appealed to the leaders of all the political parties in State, and “to all those at the helm of various social, cultural, religious and other influential organizations,” to ponder most seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil, the continuing human […]

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Mehbboba chairs PDP meet, discusses need to safeguard Article 35A

Mehbboba chairs PDP meet, discusses need to safeguard Article 35A

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday held a detailed meet with her party ’s top leadership over the per cent political situation and measures needed to be taken to defend Article 35-A at country’s top court. PDP chief spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir in a statement issued here said PDP President and […]

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In meeting with Altaf Bukhari, Vohra calls for high voter turnout in Municipal, Panchayat polls

In meeting with Altaf Bukhari, Vohra calls for high voter turnout in Municipal, Panchayat polls

Srinagar: Altaf Bukhari, Member J&K Legislative Assembly from Amirakadal, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan On Wednesday. Bukhari welcomed Governor’s decision for conducting elections to Municipalities and Panchayats and informed him about several serious developmental issues relating to his Constituency which require high priority attention, according to an official statement issued here. […]

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Youth drowns in Jhelum at Lasjan

Srinagar: A youth died after drowning in River Jhelum at Lasjan, Nowgam area of Srinagar on Wednesday. The youth has been identified as Mohammad Saleem Mir (27) son of Manzoor Ahmad drowned in River Jhelum at Lasjan area. Search to fish out the body has been launched.

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Army man injured along LOC in Rajouri

Army man injured along LOC in Rajouri

Jammu: One Army personnel was injured along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Wednesday. Army Spokesman said that at about 5.15 am, Army personnel noticed movement along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naushera Sector and on being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire “Troops responded with retaliatory fire in […]

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Governor pitches dialogue for resolutions

Governor pitches dialogue for resolutions

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra wenesday said that confrontational approach will never lead to any resolution but dialogue and discussion can solve problems faced by the state. “To pull the state out of the prevailing environment of suspicion, fear, distrust and growing cynicism, it is of crucial that all stakeholders whatever be their […]

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Aug 15: Kashmir shuts over JRL call

Aug 15: Kashmir shuts over JRL call

SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley over Joint Resistance Leadership’s call for observing August 15 as black day and to mark day with complete strike. Stringent security measures were put in place across the valley which was overshadowed by the Battamaloo encounter. In which militants managed to give government forces slip but killed […]

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5 KAS Officers Transferred

5 KAS Officers Transferred

Srinagar: The governor administration on Tuesday ordered transfer of five KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to an order issued here, Paramjeet Singh, KAS, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Marh, has been transferred and posted as General Manager, J&K SRTC, Jammu, vice Dhirender Sharma. Rashida Akhter, KAS, Deputy Director, ICDS, Social Welfare, Kashmir, has been transferred […]

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Governor remits life imprisonment of 7 convicts

Srinagar: In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 34 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday that the remaining term of the seven life convict prisoners shall be remitted with effect from 15th August 2018. The convicts whose life imprisonment has been remitted include, Bashir Ahmad S/o Sharief R/o Gopala […]

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GR Beg Memorial Trust organised free medical camp at Kargil

GR Beg Memorial Trust organised free medical camp at Kargil

GR Beg Memorial Trust organised free medical camp at Kargil Team of Doctors and allied health professionals deputed from SKIMS Soura conducted health chek up, health and hygienic awareness to number of residents in different villages of the area. Patients examined including women, children and senior citizens were also given medicines free of cost. chairman […]

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Peace will contribute towards establishment of fruitful Indo-Pak relations: Vohra

Peace will contribute towards establishment of fruitful Indo-Pak relations: Vohra

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra on Tuesday expressed hope that the new leadership in Pakistan will recognize the futility of continuing with its “terrorist agenda” in J&K and accept that peace between two countries will contribute towards the establishment of fruitful relations, growing trade, prosperity and all around mutual benefits. “In the past over four […]

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Governor calls for regular follow-up of court cases pertaining to recruitments

Governor calls for regular follow-up of court cases pertaining to recruitments

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra has asked Chief Secretary to ensure that all Administrative Secretaries and the recruiting agencies respond promptly in every case in which there are “Stay Orders” from competent courts and ensure that the prolonged pendency of such cases does not result in delaying the recruitment processes. Governor observed “the concerned Departments, […]

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HC forms 2 judges panel to examine trials under Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance

HC forms 2 judges panel to examine trials under Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has constituted a committee of two judges to examine and monitor to progress the trials under the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance 2018. The Chief Justice constituted a comprising Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Sindhu Sharma to examine and monitor the […]

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Questioning Art 35 A will re-open Accession debate: Omar  

Questioning Art 35 A will re-open Accession debate: Omar  

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said any attempts to tinker with Art 35A will have serious ramifications and would inevitably reopen the debate on J&Ks accession with the Union of India. Addressing the monthly Provincial Committee (Kashmir) Meeting at party Headquarters ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, the NC Vice […]

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Police version regarding Ghanta Ghar Lal Chowk incident

Police version regarding Ghanta Ghar Lal Chowk incident

  August: Police on Tuesday said that ‘few persons in connection with some political activity’ had come to Ghanta Ghar Lal chowk, city center, and miscreants ‘created disturbances by criminally intimidating them’. “Today afternoon few persons came to Ghanta Ghar in connection with some political activity.Some miscreants assembled at the scene and created disturbances by […]

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Awareness programme for disabled persons at Aloosa on August 17

Awareness programme for disabled persons at Aloosa on August 17

 BANDIPORA: According to Chairman Tehsil Legal Service Committee  Bandipora, Iqbal Ahmad Akhoon, Tehsil Legal Service Committee Bandipora in collaboration with Social Welfare Department is conducting an awareness programme for mentally ill and disabled persons and legal services to victims of Acid Attacks.  The programme is scheduled to be held on August 17  at Government Higher Secondary […]

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ARTO Bandipora reschedules Trial Test: Now on every Tuesday, Thursday

ARTO Bandipora reschedules Trial Test: Now on every Tuesday, Thursday

BANDIPORA: According to Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Bandipora, the Driving Trial Test and Inspection of Vehicles, used to be held on every Saturday and Monday has been rescheduled and shall now be conducted on every Thursday and  Tuesday respectively.

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Advisor Ganai to conduct public hearing in Srinagar on Aug 16

Advisor Ganai to conduct public hearing in Srinagar on Aug 16

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, will be available to meet public deputations at JK Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Srinagar, from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on 16.08.2018(Thursday).

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Vail village Anantnag: Lost 20 souls to cancer, boys study upto 12th, girls till 10th

Vail village Anantnag: Lost 20 souls to cancer, boys study upto 12th, girls till 10th

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A remote village in District Anantnag, Vail Nagbal, has lost at least twenty residents to cancer. The highest qualification for boys remains 12th standard while for girls it’s 10th standard. The village is about 25 km’s from main town Anantnag and is aloof from basic facilities like roads, portable water and […]

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Three members of Sikh family rescued from Lidder river in Anantnag

Three members of Sikh family rescued from Lidder river in Anantnag

By Sameer AhmadAnantang: Three members of a Sikh family were Tuesday rescued after the car they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into Lidder river near Pahalgam. According to sources the three were rescued from the river after their car Etios fell into river and the trio were hospitalised. “The trio are […]

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Video: Kashmir on high alert ahead of I-Day celebrations

By Firdous Elahi

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Waheed Parra says he was attacked in Budgam, escaped unharmed

Waheed Parra says he was attacked in Budgam, escaped unharmed

Srinagar: Youth president of Jammu and kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Waheed ul Rehman Parra has claimed that he was Monday evening fired upon in Budgam district and escaped unharmed. Parra has filed a police complaint, alleging that the incident happened at Handjan area of Budgam area at around 7:20 pm. Parra has stated that he […]

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Students in Anantnag celebrate Pakistan independence day

Students in Anantnag celebrate Pakistan independence day

Anantnag:  The students of Government Degree College (GDC)  Bijbehara here  celebrated Pakistan Independence Day by taking out a rally on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses told that scores of students marched from their college to Higher Secondary School in Bijbehara waving Pakistani Flags. The Jammu Kashmir police reached the spot and rallying students dispersed peacefully.

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Non local detained, was allegedly trying to abduct minor girl

Non local detained, was allegedly trying to abduct minor girl

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A non local vendor was caught on Tuesday and handed over to police by people at Drugmulla here accusing him of trying to abduct a minor girl. “I was doing household work, my three year old daughter was playing outside, suddenly she shouted for help, as I went outside I saw  a […]

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Attempt to foil tricolor at Ghanta ghar foiled, people thrash non locals

Srinagar: Three non-local youth belonging to right wing party Bharatiya Janata Party were Tuesday thrashed by people after they tried to hoist tricolor at Ghanta Ghar. Pedestrians pounced on the non local youth as they attempted to unfurl the flag, eyewitnesses said.  According to eyewitnesses the trio were severely thrashed and CRPF deployed in the […]

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400 vehicles stranded over Jmu-Sgr highway, landslides in Digdol, Seri, Kheri

400 vehicles stranded over Jmu-Sgr highway, landslides in Digdol, Seri, Kheri

Srinagar: Almost 400 vehicles are stranded at various places o Jammu highway as it remains closed for vehicular traffic for second consecutive day on Tuesday as heavy rains triggered landslides along the route in Ramban district. The Mughal road, however, remains through for the two-way traffic.  According to officials the road was blocked by fresh landslides […]

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Education department short of 2578 gazetted staff, 13863 non-gazetted staff positions

Education department short of 2578 gazetted staff, 13863 non-gazetted staff positions

Srinagar: The education department has a deficiency of 2578 gazetted staff and 13863 non-gazetted staff positions. The deficient staff positions also include 1868 lecturers and, 2924 Masters (including RMSA/SSA) and 5602 teachers. This was stated by Secretary Education Rigzian Sampheal in meeting held at the State Secretariat Governor N N Vohra for continuing capacity building of teachers […]

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Kupwara: Watch and help them to locate their wards

By Tasaduq Hussain

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Army claims killing two Pak soldiers in Tangshar sector

Srinagar: Indian Army claimed to have killed two Pakistan soldiers in a retaliatory action on Line of control  in Tangdhar Sector of District Kuowara on Tuesday. Srinagar based army spokesman said that forces retaliated to ‘unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector.” “Own troops carried out calibrated […]

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Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Tanhdhar

Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Tanhdhar

  Srinagar:  Army on Tuesday said that there was an intermittent exchange of fire between Pakistani Rangers and it along the line of control  (LoC) in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms […]

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Govt shifts 19 officers

Govt shifts 19 officers

Srinagar: Government on Monday transferred as many as 19 officers, most of the KAS, in the interest of administration. According to a government order, Farooq Ahmad Rather, KAS, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Water-Shed Management Programme, is transferred and posted as Director Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir. Sudershan Kumar, KAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, Department of […]

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Soldier killed near LoC in Kupwara  

Soldier killed near LoC in Kupwara  

Srinagar: A soldier was killed in a ‘sniper fire’ by Pakistan Rangers at Tanghdar sector along the Line of Control in north Kashmir Kupwara district on Monday. A police officer said that Pakistan Rangers fired upon the army posts along the LoC in Tanghdar. In the incident, a soldier was injured and airlifted to army’s […]

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Woman health official among 4 killed in Poonch accident

Woman health official among 4 killed in Poonch accident

Poonch: A woman health official was among four killed and seven other persons injured in a road accident in mountainous Poonch district of Jammu region late on Monday afternoon. Reports said that a Tata Sumo (JK02AC-0074) overturned and rolled down into a deep gorge near Gursai Mohre in the district.  Eleven persons boarding it were […]

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Municipal Polls: Last date for filing claims, objections extended

Municipal Polls: Last date for filing claims, objections extended

SRINAGAR: According to Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, the last date for filling claims and objections for Municipal electoral rolls has been extended. In a notification issued here this evening, CEO, ShaleenKabra said the last date for filing of claims and objections is extended up to August 18, 2018. Further, last date for disposal of claims and […]

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Vohra gets brief of Batamaloo gunfight, I-Day arrangements  

Vohra gets brief of Batamaloo gunfight, I-Day arrangements  

Srinagar, August 13: Baseer Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan, ADGP Law and Order and S.P. Pani, IGP Kashmir, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Monday. The ADGP briefed Governor about the details of the counter-militancy operation in Batmaloo area on Sunday morning and the surveillance arrangements which have since […]

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Rains inundate Bilal-abad Tral, authorities cite fund crunch

Rains inundate Bilal-abad Tral, authorities cite fund crunch

Basharat RashidTral: Rainfall during night has inundated Bilal-abad area of Tral in South Kashmir, creating problems for locals particularly school going students. Locals said that they were facing inconveniences due to lack of drainage facilities and whenever it rains, the area gets waterlogged. A local Abdul Majeed told INS that people are suffering and authorities […]

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Watch: JKBOSE employees protest

By Firdous Elahi

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44 illegal, unauthorized clinics sealed so far: Govt

Srinagar: While 44 illegal and unauthorized clinics have been sealed so far, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley including Leh and Kargil to seal all illegal and unauthorized clinics and testing laboratories immediately so that poor patients do not fall prey to fake medicos. The […]

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Illegal, unscientific mining practices causes damage to water bodies, Div Com asks DCs to stop it forthwith  

Illegal, unscientific mining practices causes damage to water bodies, Div Com asks DCs to stop it forthwith  

Srinagar: Taking a strong cognizance illegal and unscientific mining practices, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners to stop the illegal extraction of minerals like Sand and Bajri from rivers, tributaries and streams immediately and take strict legal action against the violators. The Divisional Commissioner issued these directions while reviewing […]

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Govt forms panel to look into issues of SSA, other teachers; to submit interim report by Aug 16

Govt forms panel to look into issues of SSA, other teachers; to submit interim report by Aug 16

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday constituted a committee to devise a “comprehensive strategy” to review the issues of all School teachers in the School Education Department including those funded under the ongoing Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ (SSA) and suggest solutions. With administrative Secretary Finance Department as chairman, the five member panel […]

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Srinagar lady’s ATM card theft case solved, accused arrested: Police

Srinagar lady’s ATM card theft case solved, accused arrested: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed to have solved the ATM card theft case of a Srinagar lady and arrested the accused resident of Shopian.  According to Police spokesman the accused  Tufail Ahmad Sheikh S/O Ab Gani Sheikh R/O Gadapora ,Shopian  on July 20 this year  deceived and misused the ATM card of a lady namely […]

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Man found dead in Kupwara

Man found dead in Kupwara

By Tasadduq HussainKupwara: A middle-aged man was found hanging from a tree in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday. According to an official, a middle-aged man identified as Ab Majeed Son of ab Rehman , a resident of Shali Bhata Manigah of district Kupwara, was found hanging from a tree at Durnad forest area in […]

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Chadoora shuts on HM commander Yasin Itoo’s anniversary

Chadoora shuts on HM commander Yasin Itoo’s anniversary

By Imtiyaz PandawBudgam: Complete shutdown was observed to commemorate first death anniversary of Hizb-ul Mujahideen commander Mohammad Yasin Itoo in Chadoora  town of Budgam district All shops, business establishments, schools and colleges, petrol pumps in Chadoora town remained shut. The shutdown also affected the movement of traffic as most of the public traffic remained off […]

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Video: Surrounded by trees, Govt Middle school Panzoo poses threat to students

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JE PHE suspended as Jagerpora Kupwara battles with water borne disease

JE PHE suspended as Jagerpora Kupwara battles with water borne disease

By Tasadduq HussainKupwara: A Junior Engineer of Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) was placed under suspension on sunday with immediate effect and inquiry has been launched as well. The area is battling with water borne disease.  Officials identified the JE as Azhar Ahmad posted in jagerpora area. Water borne disease that broke out in jagerpora […]

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J&K Accounts Employees Association threaten indefinite strike if demands not accepted, lock down offices for day

Anantnag : The J&K Accounts employees Association Monday locked down district treasuries pressing government to accept the multiple demands put forth by them. The employees have threatened that if their demands are not accepted in earnest they will go on indefinite strike. The association observed a one day strike call was observed through out the […]

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CUK Condoles student’s demise

CUK Condoles student’s demise

Srinagar: The staff and students of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) have condoled the demise of one of the student, Mohammad Umer Ahangar, who died because of falling in an under-construction trench along with his brother at Anantnag on Sunday. A condolence meeting was held in the office of the Head, Department of Law, […]

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