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Rs 32 cr payment made to newspapers by DIPR during 2016-17

Rs 32 cr payment made to newspapers by DIPR during 2016-17

SRINAGAR: The Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) has released a payment of Rs 32.05 crore during the fiscal 2016-17 to the newspapers and periodicals on account of the past liabilities and the advertisements issued under the budget head during the last financial year. The Department has decided to upload on its official website […]

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Policeman who decamped with 4 rifles joined Hizb: HM spokesman

Policeman who decamped with 4 rifles joined Hizb: HM spokesman

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen Sunday said that the policeman who decamped with four rifles while on duty has joined the outfit in Kashmir. HM spokesman, Burhan-u-Din, told KNS in a telephonic statement, that the policeman, Syed Naveed has “joined Hizb along with the four rifles”. “Our field operational commander, Mehmood Ghaznavi, has welcomed Syed Naveed for […]

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Resistance against New Delhi is deep rooted: Er Rasheed

Resistance against New Delhi is deep rooted: Er Rasheed

Langate: MLA Langate, Er Rasheed has asked New Delhi to understand the reality that the ongoing mass resistance is deep rooted and not creation of any individual, amalgam or a conspiracy of Pakistan. While addressing a public gathering at Qalamabad Langate today Er Rasheed said that unless New Delhi doesn’t give up its arrogance and […]

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PDP-BJP govt breeding anarchy, repressing people: Nasir

PDP-BJP govt breeding anarchy, repressing people: Nasir

Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday called PDP BJP regime a harbinger of repression and fear and accused them of abusing government sponsored development and poverty alleviation schemes throughout the state. In a statement issued to KNS, Provincial President JKNC Nasir Aslam Wani accused Minister for Rural Development Abdul Haq Khan of gross violations in dispensing […]

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Kashmir shuts on death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal Massacre

Kashmir shuts on death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone, Hawal Massacre

Srinagar: The Kashmir valley Sunday observed shutdown on the commemoration of death anniversaries of pro-freedom leaders later Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone and Hawal massacre. The shutdown was called by Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as part of ‘Hafata Shohada’ week-long program to pay homage to Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Gani […]

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Disallowing people to commemorate their martyrs is unethical: Geelani

Disallowing people to commemorate their martyrs is unethical: Geelani

Srinagar: Condemning the detention of Hurriyat leaders, activists & placing curbs on the movement of the people on the death anniversaries of Shaheed Molvi Mohammad Farooq & Shaheed Kh Ab Gani Lone, Syed Ali Geelani termed it worst kind of state sponsored terrorism. They are playing with fire, said Syed Ali Geelani while lashing at […]

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GST Council Meet: Finance Ministers, Delegates visit Gulmarg

GST Council Meet: Finance Ministers, Delegates visit Gulmarg

SRINAGAR: Various delegations comprising of Finance Ministers of multiple states, senior union officials and representatives from national media yesterday visited Gulmarg on the sidelines of 14th GST council meet. The delegations appreciated the arrangements made by the state government for the GST council meet and expressed thanks for the opportunity accorded to them to visit […]

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Geelani suspends Nayeem Khan from basic membership

Geelani suspends Nayeem Khan from basic membership

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday suspended one of its constituent party, National Front from basic membership of Hurriyat Conference. The suspension will come into force with immediate effect in Srinagar and Hurriyat chapter of Azad Kashmir. People in occupied Jammu & Kashmir are following movement likewise they are performing their […]

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I was offered huge money to protest against demonetization, other issues: Er Rashid

I was offered huge money to protest against demonetization, other issues: Er Rashid

Srinagar: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rashid Sheikh on Saturday said that he was offered huge amount to protest against demonetization, continuous LoC shelling, denial of New Delhi to hold talks with Pakistan, un-abetted human rights violations in Kashmir and attacks by Gaw Rakshaks in different parts of India. Addressing […]

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Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali calls on Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali calls on Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

NEW DELHI, MAY 20: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Information Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali called on the Union Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu here today and pressed for starting work on Jammu–Rajouri-Poonch Railway line. The Minister informed the Union Minister that railway connectivity is vital for the development of a particular region […]

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My priority is to guide youth: IGP Kashmir

My priority is to guide youth: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan on Saturday said that his priority s guide the local youth here. According to KNS Correspondent, talking to reporters on the sidelines of the function here, IGP Kashmir said, “The 30 per cent of people in Kashmir are experienced while the remaining 70 per cent […]

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Resistance leaders pay tributes to Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Gani Lone

Resistance leaders pay tributes to Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Gani Lone

Srinagar, May 20: Joint resistance leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, while paying glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Milat Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawja Abdul Gani Lone and Martyrs of Hawal, reiterated their appeal to people of Kashmir to peacefully march towards the martyr’s graveyard in Eidgah, on May 21 and […]

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Mehbooba pays tributes to Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone

Mehbooba pays tributes to Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and late Abdul Gani Lone whose death anniversaries are being observed on May 21. The Chief Minister said the contribution made by the two leaders in the socio political awakening of people would long be remembered in Jammu […]

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Zulfkar Ali gets Information portfolio

Zulfkar Ali gets Information portfolio

SRINAGAR, MAY 20: The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday assigned the key portfolio of Information to the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali on Saturday. “In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules, I, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir do hereby assign the […]

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Kashmiri students in Punjab are safe and comfortable: Punjab’s minister

Kashmiri students in Punjab are safe and comfortable: Punjab’s minister

Srinagar: Days after few Kashmiri students were harassed by Punjab police, a cabinet minister of Punjab has assured that no students will be put to trouble and “elements creating trouble will be dealt with strictly”. “Punjab is having a congenial atmosphere after assuming government by Chief Minister Amrinder Singh. There should be no harassment to […]

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‘Governor’s rule unavoidable to restore normalcy: Dr. Farooq

‘Governor’s rule unavoidable to restore normalcy: Dr. Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said imposition of Governor’s rule and placing the Legislative Assembly under suspended animation was unavoidable and imperative to restore normalcy and peace in Kashmir. Speaking to reporters in Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said the PDP-BJP Alliance was bereft of a […]

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Private Schools to conduct exams for classes 5th to 9th

Private Schools to conduct exams for classes 5th to 9th

Srinagar: Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCPS) today welcomed the Chief Minister and Education Minister for initiating revolutionary changes in the functioning of private schools that will greatly benefit every stakeholder in the state. The Committee said that the New Education Minister and his team of dynamic officers have taken long pending decisions which shows […]

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CM inaugurates National Symposium on livestock at SKUAST-K

CM inaugurates National Symposium on livestock at SKUAST-K

Says this key sector needs to be developed on modern lines, in tune with scientific advancements Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asked the veterinarians and scientists of SKUAST to brainstorm on the status of livestock management in the State and suggest measures by which the dependence on import of mutton and chicken is reduced […]

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Scores hurt as massive clashes in Shopian during search ops; people allege ransacking, beating

Scores hurt as massive clashes in Shopian during search ops; people allege ransacking, beating

Srinagar: Scores of civilians were reported hurt as government forces cordoned off Heff and Shermal villages of Shopian district today during which massive clashes raged between search parties and local residents. According to police, the operation began during the intervening night of May 16 and 17 and “after successful completion of searches with the cooperation […]

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Fascist forces can be defeated by collective resistance: Malik

Fascist forces can be defeated by collective resistance: Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief, Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said that the ‘fascist forces’ can be defeated by the collective resistance. While addressing a gathering in a seminar tilled ‘Resolution of Kashmir Dispute- Prelude to peace, Guarantee to stability’, the JKLF chief said, “New Delhi is following fascist ideology and there is […]

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Holding RSS meet in Jammu vindicates my stand against BJP-PDP: Karra

Holding RSS meet in Jammu vindicates my stand against BJP-PDP: Karra

Srinagar: Senior Congress Leader and former Member of Parliament from Srinagar Tariq Hameed Karra on Wednesday said that holding of RSS and VHP annual review meeting at Jammu has unfortunately vindicated my stand against BJP-PDP combine. Since its inception as the proposed review meeting would be another step forward towards the implementation of hegemonial and […]

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Despite assurances, no let up in intimidation of Kashmiri students: Hurriyat (G)

Despite assurances, no let up in intimidation of Kashmiri students: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the harassment and threatening of three Kashmiri students by Punjab police, Hurriyat Conference (G) said that despite assurances, intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri students seems no letup & not an iota of change is seen on ground. In a statement issued to KNS, Hurriyat (G) said that India is not a safe […]

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I appeal to students to concentrate on academics: IGP Munir Khan

I appeal to students to concentrate on academics: IGP Munir Khan

Srinagar: The newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Munir Khan, who took over the rein of the department Wednesday, has appealed to the students “to concentrate on your education” as “without education, no one can excel in his life”. “I appeal to the students to concentrate on studies and academics. Without education, no […]

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‘Abduction and Rape’: Shopian girl cries for justice

‘Abduction and Rape’: Shopian girl cries for justice

Srinagar: A family from South Kashmir’s Shopian district Wednesday staged a protest here in Srinagar alleging that culprits responsible for the ‘abduction and rape’ of their 16 years old girl are roaming free while police have been doing nothing to track them. Muhammad Hussain Keela of Check Saidpora Shopian along with his son Reyaz Ahmed […]

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India, Pakistan need to resolve K-issue: Farooq Abdullah

India, Pakistan need to resolve K-issue: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar National Conference patron and President Dr Farooq Abdullah while praying for peace in Kashmir said that both India and Pakistan are unpredictable and God knows when these two countries will sit together and resolve the Kashmir issue. Abdullah was speaking at SKICC Srinagar during the launch of Bollywood movie premiere ‘Sargoshian’ on Tuesday evening. […]

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Student protests continue: Scores injured, shifted to hospital

Student protests continue: Scores injured, shifted to hospital

Srinagar: The students continued to clash with the government forces at several places on Tuesday during which scores of students got injured. However, the class work at SP Higher Secondary School in Srinagar and Government Degree College Magam and Boys Higher Secondary School Magam remained suspended today in view of the student protests. Meanwhile, according […]

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PSA on Asiya Andrabi: Resistance leaders calls for peaceful protest on Friday

PSA on Asiya Andrabi: Resistance leaders calls for peaceful protest on Friday

Srinagar: Terming as state terrorism the imprisonment of Aasiya Andrabi & Sofi Fahmeeda, resistance leaders in a joint statement strongly condemned, slapping PSA and shifting to Kotbhalwal and called peaceful protest on Friday May 19 after Friday prayers. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq & Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement to KNS said that […]

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District Presidents Convention: NC lashes out at BJP for betraying Jammu

District Presidents Convention: NC lashes out at BJP for betraying Jammu

Jammu: Lashing out at BJP for betraying Jammu people after seeking mandate on false promises, National Conference on Tuesday expressed concern over governance deficit, administrative inertia, developmental break-down and irreparable dent to communal harmony caused during the past over two and half years. “Together with PDP, the BJP has brought Jammu and Kashmir to such […]

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Hafta-e-Shahadat begins today across valley

Hafta-e-Shahadat begins today across valley

Srinagar: The weeklong programs to commemorate the 27th martyrdom anniversary of the beloved and renowned religious political and social leader of J&K Shaheed-e-Millat Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq, martyrs of Hawal Massacre and the 15th Martyrdom anniversary of Khawja Abdul Gani Lone, commenced today with the recitation of Quran (Quran Khawani) held for all the martyrs, […]

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Congress enrolls 3.5 Lac Primary Members in Kashmir valley

Congress enrolls 3.5 Lac Primary Members in Kashmir valley

Srinagar: The Congress today while reviewing its ongoing Membership drive in Kashmir valley took stock of the overall Drive in ten district of the valley. The Party also expressed satisfaction over the successful Membership and exhorted the Party cadres to gear up for organization elections from unit level (booth level). In a review meeting of […]

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Agenda of alliance proves hoax on ground: G H Mir

Agenda of alliance proves hoax on ground: G H Mir

Srinagar: Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president and former agriculture minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir on Tuesday said that agenda of alliance between the PDP-BJP coalition government has proved hoax on the ground. “The much-hyped agenda of alliance between the two coalition partners has proven hoax on the ground as the government has so far failed to […]

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We never begged for talks: Shah

We never begged for talks: Shah

Srinagar: Terming the statement of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav’s statement that talks with resistance leadership can be held under the ambit of the Constitution of India as ridiculous, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said “we never begged for talks before India “. Shah in a statement to […]

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Dy CM calls on Rajnath, Jaitley, Gadkari

Dy CM calls on Rajnath, Jaitley, Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari to discuss various issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir. The Deputy Chief Minister in his meeting with the Rajnath Singh discussed security situation in the State. He […]

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Follow freedom struggle with vision, wisdom; ask Resistance leaders

Follow freedom struggle with vision, wisdom; ask Resistance leaders

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday in a joint statement asked all political and militant organization to follow freedom struggle with vision and wisdom. Appealing to maintain unity, the leaders said that It is time to remain united and follow cherished goal with spirit of persistence and unity […]

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Cross-LoC shelling: 1114 person shifted to 5 relief camps

Cross-LoC shelling: 1114 person shifted to 5 relief camps

Rajouri: District Administration, Rajouri has so far shifted 1114 persons of 298 families in 5 different relief camps established in Nowshera in wake of cross-LOC shelling. Eight villages of Nowshera have been badly affected by heavy shelling which include Khamba, Sarya, Bhawani, Kalsian, Manpur, Danaka, Khori and Ganya. More than 1000 people have been shifted […]

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Centre supporting every wrong initiative of PDP-BJP Coalition: Congress

Centre supporting every wrong initiative of PDP-BJP Coalition: Congress

Srinagar: Stating that Agenda of Alliance between PDP BJP in which withdrawal of AFSPA, return of power projects, talks with all Stake Holders including Hurriyat stands exposed before the people, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir has said that PDP by virtue of its dual standards created a history of betrayals and […]

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Religious harmony corner stone of Kashmiriyat: Mehbooba

Religious harmony corner stone of Kashmiriyat: Mehbooba

Anantnag: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Sunday said that religious harmony is the corner stone of Kashmiriyat and people of Kashmir won’t any one to damage the spirit of Kashmiriyat which has been introduced and strengthened by Sufi saints in Jammu & Kashmir State. According to KNS correspondent Tasaduq Rashid covering the Chief Minister’s […]

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Border Skirmishes: Two civilians killed in Nowshera Sector

Border Skirmishes: Two civilians killed in Nowshera Sector

Rajouri: Two civilians, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed and five others injured as Pakistani troops resorted to 120 mm and 80 mm mortar shelling at various places along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector on Saturday morning. Four army soldiers and a civilian woman were among the injured. Identifying the deceased as Tufail […]

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Cross-LoC Shelling: People evacuated from affected areas, lodged in relief camps

Cross-LoC Shelling: People evacuated from affected areas, lodged in relief camps

Rajouri: The District Administration Rajouri has established special relief camps for the people evacuated from habitations along the Line of Control (LoC) following heavy cross-border shelling in the area. Following heavy shelling and casualties, the District Administration immediately swung into action and Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with senior officers of Police, […]

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Kashmiri businessman’s son files defamation case against news channel

Kashmiri businessman’s son files defamation case against news channel

Srinagar: A Kashmiri businessman, Peer Abdul Rashid of Alochi Bagh Srinagar has filed Rs 100-crores defamation case against Times Now for calling him a ‘dalal of Pakistan’ in a debate on the channel. Advocate Aamir Masoodi, son of the Rashid has filed the defamation notice against the Times Now channel on behalf of his father […]

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Farooq, Omar express grief over deaths due to border shelling

Farooq, Omar express grief over deaths due to border shelling

Jammu: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah today condemned continued shelling from across the border in Naushehra and Manjakote sectors along Line of Control and expressed deep grief and anguish over the deaths of civilians in forward areas. The President and the Working President prayed for peace to the departed […]

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Munner Khan appointed new IGP Kashmir

Munner Khan appointed new IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: The incumbent Director State Vigilance organization Muneer Khan has been transferred and posted as Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range in place of the incumbent IGP Kashmir Syed Javid Mujtaba Gilani. Sources while disclosing this to KNS revealed that Muneer Khan and Gilani will swap offices as IGP Kashmir and Director State Vigilance […]

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Amarnath Yatra-2017: DGP chairs high level meet to chart out security arrangements

Amarnath Yatra-2017: DGP chairs high level meet to chart out security arrangements

Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr. SP Vaid chaired a high level meeting of police and Central Armed Police Forces officers for charting out security arrangements for the forth coming Amar Nath Ji Yatra. The meeting among others was attended by ADsGP VK Singh, L Mohanti and Dilbag Singh, IsGP SJM Gillani, AG Mir, […]

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Zakir Musa quits after Hizb warning, says cannot sacrifice life for secular state

Zakir Musa quits after Hizb warning, says cannot sacrifice life for secular state

Srinagar: Hours after Hizb-ul-Mujahideen statement calling his threat to Hurriyat leaders as “unacceptable”, Zakir Musa dissociated himself from the outfit, saying that he can’t “sacrifice his life for the establishment of a secular state”. Musa released an audio clip in which he said that he stands by his earlier message. “After my last audio message, […]

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Militant outfits came in support for Zakir Musa

Militant outfits came in support for Zakir Musa

Srinagar: ‘Harkat-ul-Mujhadeen’ and another lesser known militant outfit ‘Kashmiri Taliban’ Saturday came in support of ‘disgruntled’ militant commander Zakir Musa stating that he (Zakir Musa) has spoken truth and they all back him. Spokesperson Harkat-ul-Mujhadeen, Hasan Askari told news agency CNS over phone that whosoever will aid and assist India will face the music. “Even […]

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Shab-e-Barat to be observed tonight

Shab-e-Barat to be observed tonight

Srinagar: Shab-e-Barat, the night of reverence and divine blessings, is being observed tonight by the Mulsims across Jammu and Kashmir with reverence, devotion and religious fervor, offering nightlong prayers to seek Allah’s blessing and forgiveness. Large congregations will be held at major religious places including Hazratbal shrine, Chrar-e-Sharif. Congregational prayers will be held tonight at […]

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Kashmir Conclave: Top Opp leaders arriving in Kashmir to invite political leaders for dialogue

Kashmir Conclave: Top Opp leaders arriving in Kashmir to invite political leaders for dialogue

Srinagar: The top leaders of opposition parties in the country are “very soon” coming to Kashmir to invite political leaders, including separatists and civil society groups, for the proposed Kashmir Conclave being held in New Delhi. CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told KNS that the leaders of the opposition parties are meetingon Friday to […]

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Home Secretary Mehrishi meets CM, Guv

Home Secretary Mehrishi meets CM, Guv

Srinagar: As the situation continues to deteriorate in the Kashmir Valley, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N Vohra Thursday to discuss the prevailing fragile situation. Mehrishi who arrived here in the forenoon met Mehbooba at her residence at Gupkar and Vohra at Raj Bhavan. “The Union Home Secretary […]

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Student protests at five places in Kashmir

Student protests at five places in Kashmir

Srinagar: Clashes between protesting students and the forces took place at few places in Kashmir against the alleged thrashing of students in Government Degree College Pulwama on Apr 15. The students protested in Shamaswari Khanyar in Srinagar, Magam in Budgam district, Dooru in Anantnag district, Langate in Kupwara district and Sopore in Baramulla district. According […]

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IGP Kashmir promotes 287 police personnel

IGP Kashmir promotes 287 police personnel

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Shri S.J.M Gillani has approved the promotion of 287 Police personnel to their next rank. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) met under the Chairmanship of the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir and promoted 276 Sg. Constables to the next rank of head constable, besides in a special DPC […]