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All Private Schools in JK must adhere to Govt norms: Hirdesh Kumar

All Private Schools in JK must adhere to Govt norms: Hirdesh Kumar

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary, School Education, Hirdesh Kumar today directed officials of the Department of School Education to ensure that Private School authorities strictly follow fee structure norms laid down by the Government. Speaking to officials after holding a day-long pubic grievance camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, the Commissioner Secretary said that all Private Schools functioning […]

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Mahashivratri celebrations: Provide essential commodities to Pandit Community areas on priority basis: Div Com to DCs

Mahashivratri celebrations: Provide essential commodities to Pandit Community areas on priority basis: Div Com to DCs

Reviews festival arrangements, asks to launch intense market checking

SRINAGAR: For smooth celebration of Mahashivratri festival across the Kashmir Division, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to provide essential commodities to Pandit Community areas on priority. He further directed them to establish Fisheries, Lotus stems (Nadru), Vegetables, Walnut and floriculture stalls in Pandit colonies and at temples. For […]

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Administrative Secretaries to hold Public Grievance Camp at Srinagar on Feb 19

SRINAGAR: Commissioner Secretary, School Education and Social Welfare Department, Hirdesh Kumar and Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Simrandeep Singh, would convene a day-long Public Grievance Camp at Banquet Hall, Srinagar on February 19-2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM. People can register their grievance and developmental issues during the daylong camp.

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Govt holds Public Grievance camp in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In order to reach out to people and address their developmental concerns, officers of Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Department of Industries today took stock of people’s grievances during a day-long public grievance camp held at Banquet Hall, Srinagar. During the programme, a large number of deputations and individuals from Srinagar, […]

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SMC conducts snow clearance operation

SMC conducts snow clearance operation

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) conducted snow clearance operation in all administrative wards here today to clean lanes, bye-lanes leading to hospitals, shrines, masjids and ration ghats for hassl-free pedestrian movement. The operation was conducted under the supervision of Commissioner SMC, Khrusheed Ahmad Sanai.

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Ganderbal police arrests militant associate

Srinagar:  Police in Ganderbal arrested a militant associate, police said. He has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Ganaie resident of Fraw Haknar, Gund District Ganderbal. As per police records he has been assisting the active militant of proscribed outfit LeT operating in the areas of District Ganderbal. During the course of investigation of Case FIR […]

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Amid snowfall, torrential rains Div Com conducts city tour

Inspects Ground-Zero measures for snow clearance, restoration of essential services

SRINAGAR: Amid snowfall and torrential rains,  Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today conducted an extensive tour the city to inspect ground-zero measures for snow clearance and restoration of essential services. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Chief Engineers of Power & Mechanical Engineering Department, Director Health Services, Principal GMC, Superintending Engineers of PHE, […]

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Dir FCS&CA reviews stock, supply position of essentials in Valley

SRINAGAR: Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the stock and supply position of food grans, distribution of k-oil and other essentials in the Valley. Joint Director Administration, Deputy Director Supplies Kashmir and representatives of various oil companies attended the meeting. The meeting was informed […]

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Take strict action against unregistered Hajj Tour operators: Div Com to DCs

Private Hajj, Umrah Tour Operator’s delegation call on Div Com

SRINAGAR: Registered Hajj and Umrah tour operators today called on Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan and put forth various demands. The delegation informed that Haj Committee of India is yet to allot Hajj quota in favour of Private Hajj Tour Operators. The complained that some vested interested and unregistered operators are cheating innocent people. […]

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District Level Review Committee meeting held in Srinagar

Credit flow of Rs. 2580 cr achieved by end of second quarter of 2019-20; PLP for 2020-21 envisaging credit flow of Rs. 4122 cr to priority sector unveiled

SRINAGAR: The District Level Review Committee of Srinagar Sunday reviewed the performance of banks up to the second quarter of the current 2019-20 fiscal in the district. Senior functionaries of banks operating in the district and officers of concerned government departments and agencies participated in the meeting. Lead District Manager Srinagar and LDO RBI and […]

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Lt. Governor calls for comprehensive Housing, In-situ Slum Redevelopment policies

Reviews progress under PMAY across J&K

JAMMU: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today directed the Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD) for framing of a comprehensive housing policy to address the increasing housing demand of the people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, besides ensuring a planned urban development. He further directed the officers to roll out a mechanism […]

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100% vaccination of left out children, pregnant females in Kupwara, Baramulla districts by March, 2020

100% vaccination of left out children, pregnant females in Kupwara, Baramulla districts by March, 2020

J&K is 3rd in country in Immunization Chief Secretary reviews progress of immunization programme Indradhanush 2.0

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Steering Committee for Immunization to review the status of implementation of Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) – 2.0 to ensure that no child suffers from any vaccine-preventable disease. Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Secretary, Tribal Affairs, DIG, Jammu, Mission Director NHM, J&K, […]

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Div Com reviews R-Day arrangements

Stresses to incorporate more items in National function

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high-level meeting to review arrangements put in place by divisional administration for smooth celebration of Republic Day functions across the valley. The meeting was informed that 15 contingents of J&K Police, Armed Police, IRP, BSF, NCC, CRPF, SDRF, Forest Protection Force and School Children […]

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Damage to Sindh extension canal: 25 water tankers pressed into service in affected areas of Srinagar

10 lac rupees released to PHE for operating tanker service in affected areas; 6 officials designated as Nodal Officers for the service: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In view of the damage in the Sindh Extension Canal at Malshahi Bagh in Ganderbal district, the Srinagar administration has pressed into service 25 water tankers to tackle shortage of water in the affected areas in the north of the district. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Wednesday authorised release of 10 lac rupees […]

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Center govt sanctions Rs 325 cr Medical College for Handwara

Will create added job avenues, enhance health care standards in government sector: Atal Dulloo

JAMMU: The Government of India has accorded approval for establishment of a New Government Medical College attached with existing district/referral hospital Handwara in Kupwara district with an outlay of Rs 325 crore. As per a statement issued here today by the administration of new Medical Colleges, Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K government has received the […]

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Comprehensive audit of roads held in Srinagar

Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in the city: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The administration in Srinagar has conducted a comprehensive performance audit of roads in view of public complaints about quality of roads in the district. The audit was done by a committee of engineers constituted under the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. The committee proceedings were conducted under the supervision of […]

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Over 95 percent of power distribution network restored in Srinagar

Over 95 percent of power distribution network restored in Srinagar

400 of 430 megawatts being supplied as of Sunday evening

SRINAGAR: Over 95 percent of power distribution network has been restored with 65 out of 66 receiving stations having been charged and 400 out of 400 megawatts of power being supplied in Srinagar as of Sunday evening. This follows round-the-clock efforts of the Srinagar administration with Power Development Department officials braving odds manoeuvring through snow […]

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Power sector service restoration post snowfall: Comm Secy PDD takes appraisal

Power sector service restoration post snowfall: Comm Secy PDD takes appraisal

SRINAGAR: To review service restoration works in power sector post snowfall, Commissioner Secretary, Power Development Department (PDD) Hirdesh Kumar Singh today convened a meeting with the officers of PDD and PGCIL. During the meeting, detailed report was given on various steps taken by power department in view of current circumstances including ERS for collapsed big […]

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DC Srinagar conducts extensive tour of Downtown

Assesses essential services availability, inspects post snowfall restoration

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with Commissioner SMC Khurshid Sanai Sunday conducted an extensive tour of Downtown visiting various areas to assess availability of essential services and obtain public feedback. The DC inspected snow-clearance of lanes and by-lanes, restoration of power and water supplies, response of health institutions, ration supply and […]

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All schools, colleges to remain open from tomorrow: Div Com

All schools, colleges to remain open from tomorrow: Div Com

SRINAGAR: According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, that all schools, colleges and other educational institutions shall remain open from tomorrow.

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Lieutenant Governor visits Civil Secretariat, receives Guard of Honour

Lieutenant Governor visits Civil Secretariat, receives Guard of Honour

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu was presented ceremonial Guard of Honour, when he visited Civil Secretariat for the first time after assuming office. The Lieutenant Governor interacted with Commissioner Secretaries and Heads of Departments who briefed him about the government functioning and developmental activities being carried in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Girish Chandra Murmu sworn in as 1st Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Girish Chandra Murmu sworn in as 1st Lieutenant Governor of J&K

Srinagar:  Girish Chandra Murmu today took oath as the Ist Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He was administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here today. BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, […]

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Lt Governor designate arrives

Lt Governor designate arrives

SRINAGAR: Lt Governor designate of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu today arrived in Srinagar. At Srinagar International Airport he was received by Advisor Farooq Khan and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam. Principal Secretary Home, Shaleen Kabra; Principal Secretary Hospitality and Protocol, Rohit Kansal; DG Police, Dilbagh Singh; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; IGP Kashmir, […]

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12th class examination commenced

12th class examination commenced

SRINAGAR: According to a statement issued by Jammu & Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) that the Annual Regular Examination of Higher Secondary (Class 12th) commenced today. Around 48,000 students of Kashmir division appeared in the examination.  As many as 433 centres besides a special centre for specially-abled students had been set up at BOSE […]

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DSEK inspects Board exam centres at Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam

DSEK inspects Board exam centres at Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Mohammad Younis Malik today inspected various Board examination centres in Anantnag, Pulwama and Kulgam districts. The Director Education visited GHSS Qazigund, HSS Visoo, HSS Wanpoh, HSS Bijbehara, HSS Lethpora and Zeba Aapa School for specially-abled children at Bijbehara. During the visit, DSEK expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by […]

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Warm send off accorded to Dr. SP Vaid

Warm send off accorded to Dr. SP Vaid

Dr. Vaid was source of great support and guidance: DGP Dilbag Singh J&K Police has faced various challenges since 1947: Dr. Vaid

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police accorded warm send off to one of its leaders Dr. S.P Vaid, as a mark of respect and recognition of his glorious service at a function organized at Police Golf Course this afternoon. Dr. Vaid is retiring from active service tomorrow. Director General of Police J&K, Shri Dilbag Singh, presided over […]

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Non-locals killings: South Kashmir under tight grip of fear

Non-locals killings: South Kashmir under tight grip of fear

‘Hundreds of trucks from other states moved to historic Mughal road amid tight security cover’

Srinagar: Fear has gripped south Kashmir again after the killing of six non-local laborers by unidentified gunmen in Katrochu Village of Kulgam district on Tuesday evening, reports said. The incident has happened after a non- local trader, five drivers and a laborer were killed in south Kashmir’s twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian in last […]

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British EU MP’s Kashmir visit cancelled after he asks to travel freely: report

British EU MP’s Kashmir visit cancelled after he asks to travel freely:  report

London: A European Union MP was allegedly uninvited from visiting Kashmir after he expressed the desire to “travel freely, unaccompanied”. Chris Davies, Member of the European Parliament for North West England, was a part of the group of EU MPs who were invited to visit Kashmir to see the situation on the ground. Davies was […]

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Chief Secretary for speeding up procurement of fruit through MIS

Chief Secretary for speeding up procurement of fruit through MIS

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam today directed the concerned officers to speed up the process of procurement of fruit through Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) and transport them to other states in an expedited mode. The Chief Secretary was speaking during a meeting with a Central team led by Special Secretary Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and […]

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Dr. Samoon visits Rs 100 cr Bull Mother cum Dairy farm project in Kulgam

Dr. Samoon visits Rs 100 cr Bull Mother cum Dairy farm project in Kulgam

Inspects poultry estate at Tral

KULGAM: Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry/Sheep, Fisheries and Transport Dr. Asghar Samoon today inspected a mega Bull Mother cum Dairy Farm project in Brazloo Kulgam. The concerned officers informed the Principal Secretary that the estimated project cost is Rs 100 crore and will be completed in a phased manner. With the setting up of the project, […]

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Div Com Jammu reviews arrangements for Rashtriya Ekta Divas

Series of events to mark celebration

Jammu: Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, today reviewed arrangements for celebration of “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” in the division, here at a meeting. Rashtriya Ekta Divas- is celebrated every year on October 31, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Deputy Commissioner Sushma Chouhan, Commissioner JMC Pankaj Magotra, Coordinator DSEJ Bharat Bushan, Director ULBJ Vir […]

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KU postpones all exams scheduled from August 5th to August 10th

KU postpones all exams scheduled from August 5th to August 10th

Srinagar: All Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held from Aug 5 to Aug 10, 2019 are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later.

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‘Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers’

‘Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers’

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Chairman Sikh Minorty Front Dr. Joginder Singh Shaan on Sunday said that Sikhs will stand side by side with Muslim brothers in every situation. Expressing concern over current situation, Singh said that Indian government particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi should follow his sayings that “Kashmiris are his own people whom he love […]

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Updated: APM to meet President, PM; to apprise them of ‘unwholesome consequences’ if constitutional safeguards violated

Updated: APM to meet President, PM; to apprise them of ‘unwholesome consequences’ if constitutional safeguards violated

INS Desk Srinagar: Terming any attack on unique identity, special status, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, All Party meeting presided over by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah decided to seek audience with President of India, Prime Minister and other political leaders to safeguard constitutional guarantees given […]

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All Party Meeting Resolves To Be United, To Seek Audience With President, PM

All Party Meeting Resolves To Be United, To Seek Audience With President, PM

Terms any attack on unique identity, delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people state INS Desk Srinagar: Terming any attack on unique identity, special status, unconstitutional delimitation or trifurcation as an aggression against people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, All Party meeting presided over by National Conference president Farooq Abdullah decided  to seek audience […]

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Union Govt constitutes JK Environment Impact Assessment Authority

Srinagar: The Union Government today constituted State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Jammu and Kashmir and in consultation with the State Government formulated State Level Expert Appraisal Committee to assist the Authority. According to a notification issued by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the Environment Impact Assessment Authority shall be headed by […]

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SAC: Police to get Dress, Kit Maintenance Allowance in cash

SAC: Police to get Dress, Kit Maintenance Allowance in cash

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik decided that the entire police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir will be given the Dress and Kit Maintenance Allowance directly in cash at significantly increased rates. The allowance will also be given to Special Police Officers (SPOs) in […]

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SAC approves hike in honorarium of SPOs

SAC approves hike in honorarium of SPOs

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik approved increase in the honorarium to be paid to Special Police Officers (SPOs) of the State. With the support of Government of India, the SAC approved an increase in the honorarium of SPOs of J&K Police according to […]

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Maruti vehicle damaged in ‘cylinder blast’ near GD Goenka School at Lal Bazar

Maruti vehicle damaged in ‘cylinder blast’ near GD Goenka School at Lal Bazar
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In Pictures: All Party Meeting Underway At Gupkar Srinagar

In Pictures: All Party Meeting Underway At Gupkar Srinagar
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Vice Chancellors’ forum meet held at KU

Vice Chancellors’ forum meet held at KU

Srinagar: The Forum of Vice Chancellor’s of J&K Universities met on Sunday at the University of Kashmir to deliberate upon issues concerning academics and research activities in the varsities. The high-level meeting was attended by Prof Talat Ahmad , Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir; Prof Mehraj-ud-Din Mir, Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir; Prof Mushtaq […]

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High Court postpones interview, viva-voce for driver posts

High Court postpones interview, viva-voce for driver posts

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has postponed the interview/viva-voce for the driver posts of Srinagar, Baramulla and Doda districts, scheduled to be held on August 7 (Wednesday). A notification issued here by Principal Secretary to Chief Justice of J&K High Court said that the new date for the interview/viva-voce shall be notified separately. […]

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Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

Mehbooba shares ACB letter to her on political appointments in JK Bank, likens it to ‘browbeating mainstream parties’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday shared a letter sent to her by Senior Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, regarding political appointments in Jammu and Kashmir bank during her tenure as Chief Minister and claimed that concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders and thwart potential efforts for a collective […]

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Articles 35A, 370 cannot be abrogated; delimitation not immediately possible either: Kashmir Lawyers Body

Articles 35A, 370 cannot be abrogated; delimitation not immediately possible either: Kashmir Lawyers Body

Srinagar: Expresses its serious concern over the prevailing situation in the State, Kashmir High Court Bar association on Sunday said that constitutional bench decisions have left no scope for abrogating Article 370 or tinkering with Article 35-A. Regarding delimitation, the Kashmir’s lawyers body said it was not also possible immediately, at least till 2031. “The […]

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Somebody should tell us what’s happening: Mehbooba; ‘APM At 6PM’

Somebody should tell us what’s happening: Mehbooba; ‘APM At 6PM’

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that an all party meeting comprising her party, National Conference and others will take place at her residence in Srinagar at 1800 hours to discuss to discuss the deployment of additional troops in Kashmir and other recent developments causing panic in Kashmir. “70 years ago we […]

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IUST asks students to vacate hostels, postpones all examinations till Aug 9

IUST asks students to vacate hostels, postpones all examinations till Aug 9

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: All the students who are residing in the hostels of Islamic University (IUST) at Awantipora have been asked to vacate them as soon as possible, besides the varsity has postponed all the examinations till August 9. An official in the university told INS that “in view the situation”, the students have been […]

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Attempts to coax clarity fail in Kashmir

Attempts to coax clarity fail in Kashmir

INS Correspondent Srinagar: The governor Satya Pal Malik and senior officers have prescribed for frayed Kashmiri nerves a dose of Bollywood light: All is well. Safety and security of the people of the state is the responsibility of the government, said governor Malik and senior officers including Commissioner Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, who issued the […]

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Mysterious blast at tailoring shop in Kupwara, one person killed

Mysterious blast at tailoring shop in Kupwara, one person killed

Srinagar: A man was killed in a mysterious blast inside a tailoring shop in Keran area of frontier Kupwara district on Sunday. Reports said that the blast took place at around 9 a.m. at Ferkiyan area in Keran, resulting in grave injuries to a local, Abdul Hamid Bajad. He was immediately removed to nearby hospital […]

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Rumours of policemen being asked to deposit weapons baseless, malicious: Muneer Khan

Rumours of policemen being asked to deposit weapons baseless, malicious: Muneer Khan

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Muneer Ahmad Khan Saturday dismissed the rumours that J&K policemen were being asked to deposit their weapons asserting that strict action will be taken against such rumour mongers. The tweet on social media in which it has been mentioned that J&K policemen are being asked to […]

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Yasin Malik’s health ‘fast deteriorating’ in Tihar: Hurriyat (M), demands his release on humanitarian grounds

Yasin Malik’s health ‘fast deteriorating’ in Tihar: Hurriyat (M), demands his release on humanitarian grounds

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday expressed grave concern over fast deteriorating health of JKLF chief Yasin Malik in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, stating that the revelations about his health and solitary confinements made by his family has raised serious apprehensions about the life and welfare of the senior resistance leader. Hurriyat Conference said that […]

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