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Home Minister reviews various development schemes, projects in the State

Home Minister reviews various development schemes, projects in the State

Srinagar: During his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah took a detailed review of various development schemes and projects in the State. The review meeting in Srinagar was attended by the Governor, Union Home Secretary, all the four Advisors, Chief Secretary and Senior officials of the State and Central […]

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There should be no laxity, ensure violence free Yatra: Home Minister

There should be no laxity, ensure violence free Yatra: Home Minister

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah conducted a review meeting of the security arrangements for Shri Amarnathji Yatra, in Srinagar today. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of MHA, State Government and security Agencies were present. After detailed deliberations, the Union Home Minister laid emphasis on various […]

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Bus safety rules: School principals to be responsible for violations, says DC

Bus safety rules: School principals to be responsible for violations, says DC

Srinagar: District Magistrate Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday issued an order directing all schools operating in the district to ensure strict adherence to bus safety rules and guidelines. The order comes in the wake of growing complaints and reports of overloading among other practices of negligence in school buses putting lives of children on […]

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Collective Efforts Needed Against Drug Abuse: Speakers At SKIMS Seminar

Srinagar: Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Medical College Bemina today organized an awareness programme to commemorate ‘’International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2019’. A rally was also flagged-off a rally from the SKIMS Medical College to JVC Hospital to create awareness about the ill-effects of drug abuse. The events were organised by […]

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Amit Shah reviews security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Amit Shah reviews security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a security review meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) for upcoming Amarnath Yatra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik also present in the meeting including top officials. The annual pilgrimage starts from Srinagar and Pahalgam and ends at […]

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Ahead Of Yatra, Northern Army Commander Reviews Security In Valley

Ahead Of Yatra, Northern Army Commander Reviews Security In Valley

Srinagar: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GOC-in-C Northern Command, arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday on a two day visit to review the overall security scenario in view of the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra. A defence ministry spokesman said that he visited the army formations and units deployed for the annual Hindu pilgrimage. Accompanied by the Chinar Corps […]

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Kupwara students pledge against drug abuse

Kupwara students pledge against drug abuse

Tassaduq Hussain Kupwara: On eve of international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, hundreds of students enrolled in government Degree College Sogam pledged not to indulge in substance abuse. In order to raise awareness among the students, a function was organized at Degree College Sogam on Wednesday to let students know the ill-effects of […]

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Amit Shah reaches valley for his maiden visit as Union Home Minister

Amit Shah reaches valley for his maiden visit as Union Home Minister

Srinagar: In his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge of Union Home Ministry, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Amit Shah arrived at Srinagar today. Official sources said that Amit Shah is likely to co-chair a meeting of Unified Command with governor Satya Pal Malik. The meeting is likely to be attended […]

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Question of ‘intelligence failure’ in Pulwama attack does not arise: MHA

Question of ‘intelligence failure’ in Pulwama attack does not arise: MHA

Srinagar: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday said question of “intelligence failure does not arise” in the attack on paramilitary CRPF convoy near Lethpora on Srinagar-Jammu highway on February 14 this year. Responding to a question by member Rajya Sabha Syed Nasir Hussain as to whether reasons of Pulwama attack was failure of intelligence, […]

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Amit Shah’s visit: KCC&I terms restrictions around Dal Lake as ‘unwarranted interference’

Amit Shah’s visit: KCC&I terms restrictions around Dal Lake as ‘unwarranted interference’

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday termed the order of the Government “imposing restrictions” around the Dal Lake for two days as unwarranted interference in the normal activities of the people. A spokesperson of the traders body said that the order practically seals the Dal Lake and peripheral areas and shall […]

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Picture of Sopore youth wielding gun goes viral

Picture of Sopore youth wielding gun goes viral

Peerzada Waseem Barmmula: A picture of a youth from Dangerpora Sopore in the north Kashmir district, wielding Ak-47 Rifle and pistols, has gone viral on social media. The youth Mudasir Ahmad Pandith is also seen wearing a camouflage vest with some grenades in the picture which has now gone viral. As per the details mentioned […]

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Anantnag: Halpora decry callous attitude of officials during ‘Back to Village’ programme

Anantnag: Halpora decry callous attitude of officials during ‘Back to Village’ programme

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Residents of Halpora Anderwan on Wednesday protested inside district commissioner Anantnag’s office alleging that administration failed to depute any officials to their village during much hyped ‘Back to Village’ programme of the government. According to residents of Halpora Anderwan area of Kokernag while officials did visit their neighboring village none came them […]

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Woman dies of ‘medical negligence’ in Anantnag hospital, probe ordered

Woman dies of ‘medical negligence’ in Anantnag hospital, probe ordered

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The death of a pregnant woman in wee hours of today in MCCH hospital Anantnag triggered protest inside hospital premises with family members alleging doctors’ negligence in her demise. According to the reports, the deceased woman identified as Shubi Jan (27) resident of chee area of Anantnag was admitted in labour […]

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Amit Shah’s visit to Valley: KCC&I dismayed over restrictions around Dal Lake

Amit Shah’s visit to Valley: KCC&I dismayed over restrictions around Dal Lake

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday expressed dismay over restrictions imposed around Dal Lake in view of the two day visit of Home Minister Amit Shah. They termed the order of the Government imposing restrictions around the Dal Lake for two days as ‘unwarranted interference in the normal activities of the […]

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Accident on Srinagar-Leh highway, one dead, another injured

  By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: A tractor driver was killed while another person was injured after the tractor they were on turned turtle on Srinagar-leh highway at Gund area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday evening. An official said that a tractor JK16A-4342 was travelling from Gagangeer to Gund when it skidded off […]

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One militant killed in Tral gunfight

  Srinagar: One militant have been killed in the encounter between militants and government forces in Branpatri forests area of Kahlil Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Reports said that the body of the slain has been recovered. A joint team of Army’s 42RR , 180BN of CRPF and SOG launched a cordon and search […]

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US-China tariff war: Americans fear ‘Bible-Tax’ as holy book is imported from China

Washington: More than half of the Bibles printed in the world originate in China due to the unique paper and technologies required and the trade war Donald Trump has initiated against China is going to increase the cost to Bible in America. According to a report the church community  cost of the holy Bible will […]

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Gunfight in Tral woods, 3 militants believed to be trapped; protests near bus stand

Gunfight in Tral woods, 3 militants believed to be trapped; protests near bus stand

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: An encounter between militants and government forces hjas started in a forest area of Tral in this south Kashmir district on Wednesday, sources said. They said the joint forces of 42RR, SOG and CRPF cordoned off Nagbal Brenpathri area in the woods and they were fired upon by militants. The fire was […]

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New concepts in Higher Education on anvil: Advisor Ganai

New concepts in Higher Education on anvil: Advisor Ganai

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today chaired a meeting to discuss introduction of new concepts in Higher Education sector for improving quality of education so as to make students competitive at the cutting edge level. The new concepts include introduction of Student Exchange Policy, setting up of career counselling centres and […]

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Amit Shah’s Visit: Traffic advisory issued in Srinagar

Amit Shah’s Visit: Traffic advisory issued in Srinagar

Srinagar: Traffic Police Srinagar city Tuesday issued a traffic advisory for motorists in view of the visit of VVIP to SKICC on 26th and 27th of June 2019. According to the advisory, no Motorist shall be allowed to ply towards Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan and adjacent areas via. Badyari Chowk and Gupkar. Similarly no traffic shall […]

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Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar

Crackdown launched on illegal selling of tobacco products in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration Tuesday launched a city-wide crackdown on illegal sale of cigarettes among other tobacco products holding simultaneous inspections of markets in various areas. The inspections were held in the wake of growing concerns about increasing prevalence of substance abuse in Srinagar and to verify adherence to the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products […]

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409 references of Anti-Corruption Bureau referred to DC pending disposal: CVC told

Srinagar: The Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P L Gupta today held a meeting to review the status of cases pending with the District Vigilance Officers of Kashmir Division. Vigilance Commissioners Gazzanfer Hussain and Hilal Ahmad Parray and Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau Anand Jain participated in the meeting. The CVC expressed his anguish at delay in […]

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KEG condemns Qadri’s arrest, regrets declaring him ‘proclaimed offender in books’

KEG condemns Qadri’s arrest, regrets declaring him ‘proclaimed offender in books’

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has condemned a shocking raid on the residence of its senior member, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri, editor Afaaq, a daily newspaper, in which he was arrested Monday night. Qadri, 62, a known hypertensive, has spent more than 35 years in public life. The police invoked a 1990 case registered against eight […]

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Need to exploit talent of Kashmiri youth in ‘better way’: Mirwaiz

Need to exploit talent of Kashmiri youth in ‘better way’: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Terming the quality education as the major tool for the development and upliftment of nations, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on urged the people of Kashmir to invest their resources on their children so that a better tomorrow is built. “No nation in the world can progress and development unless it makes […]

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KU inks MoU with University of Sydney, Australia

KU inks MoU with University of Sydney, Australia

Srinagar, June 25: Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS), University of Kashmir and School of Philosophical and Historical Enquiry (SOPHE), University of Sydney, Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to initiate a new joint collaborative research project (Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy in Kashmir) and enhance higher education learning initiatives between the two Universities. The […]

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Yasin Malik’s health deteriorating in Tihar Jail: JKLF

Yasin Malik’s health deteriorating in Tihar Jail: JKLF

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Tuesday said that the health condition of its chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was deteriorating in Tihar Jail, New Delhi. In a statement issued here, a spokesman of JKLF said Yasin Malik is suffering from an acute infection in one of eye from the last two weeks. He condemned […]

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Kashmir Lawyers’ Body Supports Demand For Int’l Probe Into Ex-Egypt President Morsi’s ‘Custodial Death’

Kashmir Lawyers’ Body Supports Demand For Int’l Probe Into Ex-Egypt President Morsi’s ‘Custodial Death’

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday endorsed the demand by International Lawyers Association and United Nations Human Rights Council, headquartered at Geneva, for conducting an international probe in the circumstances that led to the death of Late President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt in a court room. “In an Executive Committee meeting held here […]

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KPC’s maiden election deferred following police action against senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri

KPC’s maiden election deferred following police action against senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri

Srinagar: The eight-member election commission of the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday said that they have cancelled the dates announced earlier for nominations, withdrawal and polling for the maiden election for the scribes body. The development comes in wake of the arrest of the senior journalist by police in a nocturnal raid. The KPC […]

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Students lock down JKBOSE’s office in Ganderbal, demand their results of 12th class Bi-annual exams be declared soon

Students lock down JKBOSE’s office in Ganderbal, demand their results of 12th class Bi-annual exams be declared soon

by Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Accusing JKBOSE of playing with the future of students,  12th class Bi-annual students on Tuesday locked down the Board’s office in Ganderbal demanding declaration of results in earliest. The students claimed that on declaration of results, the result of students from centre No. 4110 in Qammaria Model Higher secondary school Ganderbal […]

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Daily Aafaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri released

Daily Aafaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri released

Srinagar: Court on Monday released senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri against a bail bond and asked Station House Officer to explain action taken in past years about the case involving him. According to sources Qadri has been released against the bail bond of Rs 20000. Court has directed SHO to explain his position in next […]

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DG IMD meets Governor ahead of Yatra

DG IMD meets Governor ahead of Yatra

Srinagar: Dr. K.J. Ramesh, Director General, Indian Meteorological Department, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Dr. Ramesh briefed Governor about the present weather forecasting set up in the State and its usefulness for issuing timely weather advisories to people and pilgrims of Shri Amarnathji Yatra during the duration of the […]

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Budgam: Village Lumbardar electrocuted to death in Mochan village of Beerwah

Budgam: Village Lumbardar electrocuted to death in Mochan village of Beerwah

Budgam: A village Lumbardar  was electrocuted to death in Mochan village of Beerwah in Budgam district on Tuesday while repairing an electric transformer in the area. The deceased has been identifed as Shabir Ahmad Malik (25) son of Ghulam Mohammad of Mochan Beerwah. Soon after receiving the electric shock Malik was evacuated to medical facility, […]

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Amit Shah to visit J&K on June 26

Amit Shah to visit J&K on June 26

Srinagar: Home Minister of India Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26. The visit has been preponed due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget, IANS reported quoting sources. The Home Minister will chair a high-level security meeting in Srinagar during his visit. He […]

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Ghulam Jeelani Qadri detention: KNTJA asks government to ‘clarify’ police action, expresses concern

Ghulam Jeelani Qadri detention: KNTJA asks government to ‘clarify’ police action, expresses concern

  Srinagar: Kashmir National TV Journalists Association (KNTJA) on Tuesday expressed concern over the arrest of senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri during a nocturnal raid by police at his residence in  Nursing Gad Karanagar area of Srinagar “There is hardly any clarity as to why he has been arrested. KNTJA demands that the action by […]

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CEC Kargil cracks whip on stone crusher units, ‘submit registration documents in 10-days or face law’

CEC Kargil cracks whip on stone crusher units, ‘submit registration documents in 10-days or face law’

KARGIL: The stone crusher unit holders here have been instructed to submit their registration documents to the concerned officers within a period of 10 days failing which their units would be seized, officials said.  Officials said that action warranted under rules would be initiated against them if they fail to comply to orders. The instructions […]

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Daily Aafaaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested in a three decades old case

Daily Aafaaq’s Ghulam Jeelani Qadri arrested in a three decades old case

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police has arrested a senior journalist Ghulam Jeelani Qadri from his residence in an almost three decades old case. Qadri was arrested in a nocturnal raid at his residence in Srinagar. Qadri, 62, is Printer and Publisher of Daily Aafaq, Urdu daily newspaper. According to Daily Excelsior report he will […]

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DG prisons asks SP to improve facilities in Central Jail Kotbhalwal  

Jammu: Director General Police (Prisons) V.K. Singh Monday visited Central Jail Jammu and Kotbhalwal besides District Jail Amphalla to review the security arrangements and assess the services and reformatory programmes running in the jails. Senior Superintendent Central Jail Jammu, Kotbhalwal, Dinesh Sharma, Superintendent District Jail Jammu, Saleem Ahmad Beig, Medical Officers and other concerned were […]

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Police arrests 4 persons for damaging CCTVs in Old City

Police arrests 4 persons for damaging CCTVs in Old City

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that it arrested four persons who were involved in damaging CCTVs at Old City Rainawari Chowk here. “A group of miscreants who had caused extensive damage to the CCTV cameras installed at Rainawari chowk and had inflicted grievous injuries to Police officer were arrested. The group was also involved in […]

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Highway toll tax exempted during Amarnath Yatra: Div Com

Highway toll tax exempted during Amarnath Yatra: Div Com

Srinagar: In order to ensure free movement of Amarnath Yatra vehicles on the National Highway, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued directions to all concerned officers that the toll tax which is collected at Chachikoot Toll Plaza, shall be exempted for all kinds of vehicles during the Yatra period (from July 01 […]

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UGC-HRDC, KU organizes week-long workshop on “MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Educational Resources”

UGC-HRDC, KU organizes week-long workshop on “MOOCs, e-content Development and Open Educational Resources”

  Srinagar: A week-long workshop on MOOCs, e-content development and open educational resources was conducted by UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir which concluded here on Monday. A total of 43 in-service faculty members belonging to various colleges and universities of the Jammu and Kashmir state attended the workshop. Chairing the valedictory session of the week-long workshop […]

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PHC Aripal, Litter in Pulwama face basic facilities crunch, authorities in deep slumber

PHC Aripal, Litter in Pulwama face basic facilities crunch, authorities in deep slumber

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama:  Lack of medicine, machinery and other facilities have hit Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Aripal area and Litter area of Pulwama district badly increasing difficulties of villages relying on the medical centers. “Even the ambulance has no driver while as BUMS doctor posted at Aripal centre is working in Sub District hospital,” […]

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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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Summer School on Climate Change, biodiversity starts at KU

Summer School on Climate Change, biodiversity starts at KU

Srinagar:  Two-week long summer school on Climate Change and Biodiversity started here at University of Kashmir on Monday. The summer school which was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad is being organized by Bangalore based research institute and think-tank ATREE in collaboration with University of Kashmir. Presiding over the inaugural session […]

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Clashes amid shutdown in Pulwama

Clashes amid shutdown in Pulwama

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Clashes erupted amid shutdown being observed over militant killing in Pulwama town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Protesting youth and forces deployed in the area clashed in the main town following which forces used tear gas and pellet guns to disperse them. Eyewitnesses said that some youth were injured […]

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No advertisement hoardings, sign boards on Chinar trees, Govt imposes ban

No advertisement hoardings, sign boards on Chinar trees, Govt imposes ban

Srinagar: Government of Jammu and Kashmir has imposed ban on installing advertisements or sign boards on Chinar trees in Kashmir. “All the general managers of district industries centre’s of Kashmir division that they shall ensure removal of all the hoardings, sign boards, advertisement boards etc fixed on the chinar trees withing Industrial Estates falling in […]

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Kashmir sees cooler nights ; MeT forecasts ‘occasional’ thunderstorm, shorter-duration showers for 1 week

Kashmir sees cooler nights ; MeT forecasts ‘occasional’ thunderstorm, shorter-duration showers for 1 week

Srinagar: Most of the places including this summer capital of the state in Kashmir witnessed below normal night temperature even as weatherman forecast occasional thunderstorm and shorter duration showers in next one week in the Valley. According to a meteorological department official, temperature in Srinagar last night recorded at 15.8 degrees Celsius, 0.2 degrees Celsius […]

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Fire incident in Papiyal Anantnag, Walnut factory gutted

Fire incident in Papiyal Anantnag, Walnut factory gutted

  By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A walnut factory was gutted in a fire incident in Papyibal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late last night. Reports said that a walnut factory belongs to Abdul Majeed resident of Papyibal Moominabad caught fire resulting damages to property worth lacks. Locals said that before the fire tenders could […]

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International university for J&K’s office inaugurated

International university for J&K’s office inaugurated

Srinagar: The office of the project- Uni4Kashmir was inaugurated on Sunday, in Karan Nagar, Srinagar. The inauguration was done by the famous poet Zareef Ahmad Zareef, in presence of Prof. GM Tibetbaqal (Former Principal Islamia College, Dean Social Sciences, Cluster University of Kashmir), Prof. Shabir Bhat (Director-UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir), Syed Shakeel Qalander (Industrialist), Syed […]

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3 among 4 slain in Shopian gunfight had joined militant ranks recently: Police

3 among 4 slain in Shopian gunfight had joined militant ranks recently: Police

Srinagar: Three of the four militants killed in an encounter with government forces in Shopian district on Sunday had joined militant ranks recently and were recruited by one who was the fourth among the dead, police said. A police spokesman identified slain as as Rafi Hassan Mir of Kralchak Shopian, Suhail Ahmad Bhat of Batmuran […]

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Head priest Hazratbal shrine Ghulam Hassan Banday passes away, Ganie grieved

Head priest Hazratbal shrine Ghulam Hassan Banday passes away, Ganie grieved

Srinagar: Head priest of Dargah Hazratbal shrine, Ghulam Hassan Banday passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. Ghulam Hassan Banday, son of late Nizam-ud-din Banday was one of the custodians of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alahi Wasalam) at Dargah Hazratbal shrine. Banday displayed holy relic on many important occasions at the […]

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