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Why don’t Kashmiris fear death, introspect: Imran Khan to India on Pulwama attack

Why don’t Kashmiris fear death, introspect: Imran Khan to India on Pulwama attack

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Tuesday asked India to introspect as to why Kashmiris are ready to go to any extreme and why they have no fear of death. Khan made these comments while televised breifing over deadly Pulwama attack that killed more than 40 CRPF personnal. The attacker was identifed as Adil […]

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Sikh organisation provides vehicles for Valley students in Dehradun, NC hails

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag:Former Principal and District Sessions Judge Anantnag and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Syed Tawqir Ahmad applauded the coordination of Khalsa Aid charity for providing over 12 Vehicles to Kashmiri students for their safe return from Dehradun comprising near about 250 Kashmiri Students. Talking to the INS Tawqir thanked Khalsa Aid […]

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ISI, Pak Army supported JeM to carry out Lethpora attack: Army 

by ovais gul Says JeM leadership who planned and executed suicide attack was killed in less than 100 hours Srinagar: Stating that Lethpora attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammad with an active support of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Army, Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon 15 Corps Commander Tuesday said JeM leadership that planned and executed […]

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Curfew being relaxed in Jammu parts from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to relax curfew in parts of state’s winter capital including Jammu city from 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. a senior officer of the administration said that decision has been taken in view of the overall improvement in the situation.

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Highway remains open as rains, snow lash parts of Valley

Highway remains open as rains, snow lash parts of Valley

Srinagar: The traffic on highway plied from Srinagar to Jammu even as rains lashed Kashmir Valley, officials said on Tuesday. They said the thoroughfare, the only surface link of Kashmir to outside world, remained open for one-way traffic and vehicles are allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu. Meanwhile, amid forecast for more rains and […]

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Curfew in Jammu for 5th straight day

Srinagar: Curfew remained imposed in winter capital Jammu for fifth consecutive day on Tuesday following violence in the region targetting a specific community.   People remained indoors as forces patrolled the areas and large forces deployment in sensitive areas imposed restrictions strictly.   Curfew was relaxed for 3 hours on Monday in South Jammu.   […]

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70 employees suspended for unauthorized absence in Kupwara

Kupwara: On the instructions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara Khalid Jahangir, Assistant  Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Kupwara, Bashir Ahmad conducted a surprise visit of various offices in  the district  and found 70 employees were absent from their duties without any authorization.           During the inspections, 20 officials at PHE division Kupwara, 17 at Irrigation and […]

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New scheme for youth, women based SHGs on cards: Div Com           

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that government is preparing a new scheme for youth and women based Self Help Groups (SHGs), which is economically more viable, sustainable and creates good employment opportunities.           He further said that self-employment through the constitution of Self Help Groups (SHGs) for youth (within the […]

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JK Bank Postpones PO, Banking Associates Exams scheduled from Feb 21 to 24

JK Bank Postpones PO, Banking Associates Exams scheduled from Feb 21 to 24

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Monday postponed examinations for Probationary Officer (PO) and Banking Associates scheduled to be held later this week. J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmed said the new dates for the exams will be notified separately. “Lot of queries being received#JKBank exam. Though preparations are done, our partners in exam IBPS, […]

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Army Major, 3 JeM militants among 9 killed in Pulwama; DIG South Kashmir Among 10 injured

Srinagar: Three militants of Jash-e-Mohammad including outfits top commander, four army men, one of them a Major, a policeman and civilian were killed in a fierce gunfight at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar and army Brigadier Harbeer Singh were among five officer injured along with five […]

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Kashmiri students in panic, fearing for lives: Farooq, rings up CMs of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand

Jammu: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday took up the security related issues of the students and others from the Kashmir Valley with Chief Ministers of Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttrakhand, urging them to ensure their safety and wellbeing. Expressing concern over threats and intimidation to the Kashmiri students in various parts of the […]

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Article 35A: Whenever hearing takes place, people will observe strike in Kashmir, says JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on said that they are in constant touch with the Bar Association as the crucial hearing of article 35 A is again scheduled for February 20 and 21. The list of cases comes to fore in the evening a day […]

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Now army Brigadier, SOG man injured in Pulwama gunfight   

Srinagar: An army brigadier and a top SOG man were injured in the ongoing gunfight with militants at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Earlier seven government forces personnel including DIG south Kashmir Amit Kumar and a Lieutenant Colonel were injured in the gunfight. So far seven people including two militants and […]

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70 Employees suspended over unauthorized absence in Kupwara

70 Employees suspended over unauthorized absence in Kupwara

Kupwara: Seventy employees on Monday were suspended from the services over unauthorised absence from services in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.  “On the instructions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara Khalid Jahangir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Kupwara, Bashir Ahmad conducted a surprise visit of various offices in the District and found 70 employees were absent from […]

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Govt notifies contact numbers of Liaison Officers to facilitate JK students studying outside

Govt notifies contact numbers of Liaison Officers to facilitate JK students studying outside

JAMMU: In order to facilitate the students from Jammu & Kashmir who are pursuing higher education in other states of the country, the mobile numbers of following Liaison Officers (LOs) designated for various cities are hereby notified: 1.Ms. Veedushi Kapoor, KAS, Deputy Director, Information (KBI), New Delhi New Delhi-9888918303-Noida/Meerut 2. Dr. Inderjot Singh, Manager, JK […]

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LOs in touch with college authorities to ensure JK students don’t face any problems: Govt

JAMMU: The Government today said that the Liaison Officers in various states are in constant touch with local administrations and college authorities to ensure that the students from J&K are not put to any inconvenience. “The state administration is advising all the students and their parents, not to pay heed to any rumors, try to […]

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Saudi Arabia vowes to de-escalate India Pakistan tesnsions

Saudi Arabia vowes to de-escalate India Pakistan tesnsions

Saudi Arabia on Monday has vowed to “de-escalate” rising tensions between the two nuclear arch rivals Pakistan and India. The comments were made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, during a presser with his counterpart Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Pakistan. “Our objective is to try to de-escalate tensions between the two […]

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Pulwama gunfight: DIG South Kashmir Amit Kumar injured

DIG South Kashmir Amit Kumar has been injured in the gunfight that has been raging in the pinglena area of Pulwama between militants and government forces. The gunfight erutpted in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. “Amit Kumar, DIG south Kashmir, has been injured in the gunfight,” India today reported. Earlier eight people including […]

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Public servant arrested red handed accepting bribe

Public servant arrested red handed accepting bribe

Srinagar: Anti corruption bureau on Monday arrested a public servant caught red handed while demanding and accepting a bribe. According to a statement issued here the bureau was acting on complaint lodged in Police Station Anti-Corruption Bureau Kashmir by a contractor of M/s Sterlite Technologies limited alleging therein that one Govt. employee namely Irfan Ahmad […]

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Lieutenant Colonel, 2 other soldiers injured in fresh firing at Pingleena Pulwama

Srinagar: Three soldiers including a lieutenant colonel was injured in fresh firing with militant at Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Seven people including two militants and four soldiers, one of them a Major, and a civilian Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat (46) were killed and three more soldiers injured in gunfight earlier. While […]

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Two dehradun colleges say ‘won’t admit Kashmiris in new academic session’

Two dehradun colleges say ‘won’t admit Kashmiris in new academic session’

Srinagar: At least two institutes in Dehradun have stated that they will not admit any student from Kashmir in the new academic session. “Baba Farid Institute of Technology (BFIT) and Alpine College of Management and Technology located in the Uttarakhand capital have given an undertaking to the students’ Union of DAV PG College, saying that […]

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Clashes erupt in Parray pora over harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between youth and forces in Parray pora area of upper town in Srinagar city on Monday.  Eye witnesses said that protesting youth took to streets and clashed with Jammu and Kashmir police and forces are trying to disperse the youth. “Protesters resorted to stone pelting on police personnel in the area,” locals […]

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After Imran Khan’s intervention Saudi Arabia to release 2107 Pakistani prisoners

After Imran Khan’s intervention Saudi Arabia to release 2107 Pakistani prisoners

Srinagar: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be releasing 2107 Pakistani prisoners in its Jail after Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan asked Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman  to have a relook over the countries detainees there.  The development comes after the Crown Prince of KSA Mohammad Bin Salman visited Pakistan on Sunday and met […]

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Curfew to be relaxed in South Jammu from 2 to 5 pm

Jammu: The Government on Monday decided to relax the curfew in south parts of Jammu district from 2pm to 5pm. According to DC Jammu the decision was taken after reviewing the situation in the area. The area where curfew will be relaxed include Satwari, Bhatindi, channi Himmat, Ghandinagar, sainik colony, trikuta nagar.

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Darbar Move employees plan coming back to Valley say Gov’t informed, will begin returning in two days

Srinagar: Kashmiri civil secretariat employees on Monday have told government that they will be going back to Valley as they feel threatened in the region and only when situation returns to normalcy they will come back offices. President Civil Secretariat Employees Union Ghulam Rasool Mir said that they have communicated same to government that either […]

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Pulwama gunfight: People throng to gunfight site amid continuous firefight, police makes appeal ‘leave the place’

Pulwama gunfight: People throng to gunfight site amid continuous firefight, police makes appeal ‘leave the place’

Srinagar: Police is having a tough time at the gunfight site in Pingelan area in Pulwama as hundreds of people have marched and gathered near the ground zero forcing government forces to use public address system, appealing youth to stay away. According to local sources Jammu and Kashmir Police made announcements near the gunfight  urging the […]

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Pakistan recalls ambassador from New Delhi for consultations amid growing tensions

Pakistan recalls ambassador from New Delhi for consultations amid growing tensions

Islamabad: Pakistan has recalled its ambassador from New Delhi for Consultations amid hightened tensions between two nuclear arch rivals following deadly fidayeen attack on CRPF forces that left 49 of them killed.  According to Pakistan foreign Spokesman Mohammad Faisal  tweeted that the high commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood has been recalled for consultations. The relations […]

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PDP calls Kamal Hassan’s call for plebiscite in Kashmir his ‘desperation’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party on Monday called Kamaal Hassan’s call for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir his “desperation”. “There are some casualties (among CRPF men killed in Lethpora Pulwama) from the area he belongs to and he is making such calls in desperation,” said PDP leader Suhail Bukhari, the former media consultant of PDP-BJP Government […]

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MHA approves plan to fly in Central Forces to Valley

MHA approves plan to fly in Central Forces to Valley

New Delhi: Government of India has approved to fly in Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel deployed in the Kashmir Valley. According to a report in The Hindu the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a plan to charter flights to transport CAPF personnel. “A commercial flight will be available six days a week exclusively […]

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Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight 

  By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Two militants have been killed in an ongoing gunfight at Pinglana area of Pulwama, an official said. The encounter erupted after forces launched Cordon and search operation in the said village in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Reports said that, exchange of fire was going on in the […]

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Four army men, civilian killed in Pinglena Pulwama encounter

Srinagar: Four army men including a Major were killed in an encounter with militants in Pinglena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. A civilian, Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, in whose house militants had taken shelter, was also killed during the encounter. A police officer the gunfight broke out early Monday morning after a joint […]

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In Pictures: Kashmir Shuts Against Attacks On Kashmiris In Jammu, Elsewhere

In Pictures: Kashmir Shuts Against Attacks On Kashmiris In Jammu, Elsewhere

By Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: Normal life came to a grinding halt in Kashmir on Sunday due to a shutdown called by various trade bodies against attacks on people of Kashmiris in Jammu and other parts of India.            All shops and other commercial establishments were closed in Srinagar and elsewhere in […]

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Weatherman forecast widespread rains, snow tomorrow, Feb 20, 21

Weatherman forecast widespread rains, snow tomorrow, Feb 20, 21

Srinagar: Weatherman has forecast widespread rain and snow on tomorrow and on February 20-21 in Jammu Kashmir. An official of the local meteorological department said there was possibility of scattered heavy to very heavy rain and snow or thunderstorms in Jammu region on February 20 and 21. A meteorological department official said Srinagar—the summer capital […]

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Govt issues statement regarding attacks on Kashmiri students outside

Govt issues statement regarding attacks on Kashmiri students outside New Delhi: In the aftermath of Pulwama incident, there have been certain reports of harassment of students from J&K studying outside the state. It may be recalled that the J&K Government has already appointed Liaison Officers (LOs) at six regions across India including Delhi NCR-Meerut, Jaipur-Bhopal, […]

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Safety, security of JK students studying outside reviewed: Govt

Safety, security of JK students studying outside reviewed: Govt

Srinagar: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, on Sunday reviewed the safety and security of the students from Jammu and Kashmir studying in different colleges and universities outside the State with the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan. The Divisional Commissioner informed the Advisor that he was in constant touch with the authorities […]

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Withdrawal of security no issue for us: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Withdrawal of security no  issue for us: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Sunday termed withdrawal of police security to three of its members including chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq no issue for it, asserting that with or without these police personnel at the leaders residences all remains the same. “The Government and its propagandist anti-Kashmir media had repeatedly been racking up the issue […]

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Gov’t orders closure of colleges till Feb 21

SRINAGAR: In view of the inclement weather forecast, the Divisional administration in Kashmir has ordered deferred reopening of colleges after winter vacations across the division. Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan said all colleges across the Kashmir division scheduled to reopen tomorrow after winter vacations will now reopen on Thursday February 21. He said the decision […]

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Kashmiri student arrested in Himachal Pradesh over watsapp status eulogizing Pulwama attacker

Kashmiri student arrested in Himachal Pradesh over watsapp status eulogizing Pulwama attacker

Srinagar: A Kashmiri student pursuing BTech in Himachal Pradesh University has been arrested  allegedly for “glorifying” suicide bomber Aadil Ahmed Dar, who attacked CRPF convoy and killed more than 40 CRPF personnel. Indian Express reported that the arrested youth is a student of Chitkara University at Baddi (HP). He has been identified as Tahseen Gul, […]

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Three arrested including a teacher during nocturnal raids in Shopian

Three arrested including a teacher during nocturnal raids in Shopian

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: Three persons were arrested during nocturnal raids in South Kashmir’s Shopian Village. The arrested include a government teacher as well. Sources told INS that police conducted nocturnal raids during intervening night of Saturday and Sunday in Amashpora village of Shopian  and detained three persons. The arrested youth were identified as Rafiq Ahmed, […]

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Kashmiri employees in Civil Sec’t Jammu won’t join duties, demand safe return of families to Valley

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Civil Secretariat employees in Jammu has decided to not resume duties on Monday and have asked government to provide them transportation to send their families back to valley due to ‘insecurity in the region.’ Employees Coordination Committee Civil Secretariat Jammu headed by its Chairman Ghulam Rasool Mir said that they will […]

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NHM employees call off strike after Guv’ assurance to address issues

Jammu: The National Health Mission employees have called off their strike following a meeting with Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Sunday. According to sources Malik talked to NHM employees leaders and assured them that their grievances will be redressed in the first of March 2019. Sources said that the strike has been […]

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NIMS suspends four Kashmiri girls over remarks on Pulwama attack

NIMS suspends four Kashmiri girls over remarks on Pulwama attack

Srinagar: National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) Rajasthan has suspended four kashmiri girl students over their social media posts about deadly Pulwama attack that left more than 44 CRPF men dead.  Media reports identified the girls as  Talveen Manzoor, Iqra, Zohra Nazir and Uzma Nazir . Reports said that the college authorities have issued an order […]

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Explosives used in Pulwama attack obtained locally: Former Lt Gen Hooda

Explosives used in Pulwama attack obtained locally: Former Lt Gen Hooda

WASHINGTON: Former Army’s northern command chief Lt Gen DS Hooda has said that the explosives used for deadly Pulwama attack might have been locally procured as it is impossible to bring such huge quantity from across the border.  Hooda while talking to New York Times has said that: “It is not possible to bring such massive […]

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Lives badly hit by governments decision to put sand extraction on lease say those affiliated with work

Lives badly hit by governments decision to put sand extraction on lease say those affiliated with work

  By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Contractors and labourers working in nalla sindh of Ganderbal are accusing government of wreaking havoc with their livelihood of extracting sand, bajiri and bolders. Locals said that thousand of people earn their livelihood from this work but that was badly hit after government decided to put the work on lease and subsequently ‘contractors […]

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Jammu remains under curfew for third straight day

Jammu: Winter capital Jammu remains under curfew for third straight day following arsonist went on a vandalising spree in the region and attacked Kashmiri residents’ property. DC Jammu Rajesh Kumar said that they will review situation in the evening. “We will review the situation and take a call to give a relaxation later in the day,” […]

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Gov’t withdraws security of five Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Gov’t withdraws security of five Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar: Government has decided to withdraw security of five Hurriyat leaders including Kashmir’s chief cleric and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The other leaders include Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah has been withdrawn, officials said. Reports quoting officials said that all security and vehicles provided to the separatists will […]

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With or without police at Hurriyat peoples residence, all remains same: Hurriyat (M)

With or without police at Hurriyat peoples residence, all remains same: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Sunday said that the governments decision to withdraw the security of its chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other resistance leaders ‘will not have any impact on the reality of the issue’ and ‘with or without them, Kashmir issue remains the same’. “With or without these police personnel at Hurriyat residences all […]

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Valley shuts against harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere

Valley shuts against harassment of Kashmiris in Jammu, elsewhere

Srinagar: Complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley against the harassment and attacks on Kashmiris by mobsters in Jammu division of the state and in other parts of India. Traders fraternity had called for a strike and was backed by Kashmir Economic Alliance and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, Transporters too had supported the […]

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Start drive to stop ration pilferage: Div Com to DCs

Start drive to stop ration pilferage: Div Com to DCs

Srinagar: In order to stop hoarding, profiteering and black marketing across the Kashmir valley, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan directed all deputy commissioners (DCs) and FCS&CA department to start intense drive with recently constituted special task force (STF) for regular inspection of stock and supply position of essential commodities. The Divisional Commissioner made these […]

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Beating Kashmiri Students: Div Com establishes helpline

Beating Kashmiri Students: Div Com establishes helpline

Srinagar: The office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir today issued an official communiqué informing that a helpline has been established in the office in view of the concerns ventilated by certain quarters, especially those students residing and studying outside the state and to overcome the same. According to the communiqué, the helpline numbers are Additional Commissioner, […]

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