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Restrictions imposed in Old City, Kangan

Restrictions imposed in Old City, Kangan

Srinagar: Restrictions have been imposed in Old City, Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of Srinagar and Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal as “precautionary measure” to prevent “law and order situation.” Reports said that restrictions have been imposed within the territorial jurisdictions of police stations of Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, MR Gunj and parts of Maisuma […]

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Abducted man’s body found in Hajin, second such killing in 72 hours

Abducted man’s body found in Hajin, second such killing in 72 hours

Srinagar: Throat-slit body of a man, abducted by gunman along with his father couple of days ago, was found in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday. Manzoor Ahmad Bhat and his father Abdul Gaffar Bhat were abducted by a group of suspected LeT militants on Wednesday. Gaffar managed his escape from clutches […]

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KU postpones exams , suspend class-work tomorrow

KU postpones exams , suspend class-work tomorrow

  Srinagar, Apr 5: The Kashmir University on Thursday postponed all exams and ordered suspension of class work tomorrow. “In view of concerns expressed by students, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on April 6, 2018 (Friday) are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later. Furthermore, class-work at […]

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Govt to impose restrictions in Old City, Maisuma on Friday

Govt to impose restrictions in Old City, Maisuma on Friday

Srinagar: In wake of the call by JRL, the authorities have decided to impose restrictions in parts Old City and within the territorial jurisdiction of Maisuma and Kralkhud areas of uptown Srinagar on Friday.

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Schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow  

Schools, colleges to remain closed tomorrow  

  Srinagar: All the schools and colleges in Srinagar, Ganderbal, Shopian, Pulwama, Kupwara, and Baramulla districts will remain closed on Friday, sources said. The move comes in the wake of massive students protests across the Valley as well as call for protest by joint resistance leadership The Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday called for peaceful […]

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Govt orders detachment of teaching staff attached with other departments

Govt orders detachment of teaching staff attached with other departments

Jammu: The Government on Tuesday ordered, with immediate effect, detachment of the officers and officials of the School Education Department including teaching staff presently attached in other Departments. “Sanction is hereby accorded to the cancellation of all attachments ordered from time-to-time of the officers/officials including teaching staff of the School Education Department, who are presently […]

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JRL calls for peaceful protests tomorrow

JRL calls for peaceful protests tomorrow

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership on Thursday called for peaceful protest tomorrow to express solidarity with the people of Shopian, Anantnag and Kangan and attract world attention towards grave situation in Kashmir. The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said that the leadership cannot remain silent to the atrocities committed […]

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Govt establishes special cell for migrants in Delhi, Dr Shafkat Khan to head it

Govt establishes special cell for migrants in Delhi, Dr Shafkat Khan to head it

Srinagar: The State government on Thursday ordered establishment of Special Cell for Migrants (SCM) in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi to coordinate the matters relating to migrants. Consequent up it, the government ordered transfer and posting of Dr. Shafqat Khan, awaiting orders of adjustment in the Health and Medical Education Department, in the […]

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Kangan youth’s killing: Inquiry Officer invites witnesses to record statement

Kangan youth’s killing: Inquiry Officer invites witnesses to record statement

Srinagar: The inquiry officer, probing into the killing of youth by police in Kangan, on Thursday issued a notice calling upon witnesses to depose before him. “It is to inform the witness(es) to the incident/ all the interesting persons/general public having knowledge of the incident, to get their respective statements recorded before the undersigned by […]

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Girls students protest in Baramulla, pelt stones

Girls students protest in Baramulla, pelt stones

Baramulla: Students of Government Higher Secondary School Girls  Baramulla held a protest demonstration on Thursday against south Kashmir killings. Eyewitness told INS  that Girls students from Girls Higher Secondary School Baramulla held demonstration and later pelted stones on police deployed there. Additional deployment of female Police was placed in order to maintain law and order in the […]

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Students of GDC Sumbal Protests against Civilian killings

Students of GDC Sumbal Protests against Civilian killings

Bandipora: Students of Govt Degree College Sumbal in Bandipora District of North Kashmir’s  here on today held Massive Protests Demonstration over the Civilian killing in south kashmir. Hundreds of students of Govt Degree Sumbal assembled inside College Premises and held protests raising pro freedom and Anti Indian slogans and tried to march outside. However the troops […]

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Police tear gas protesting students in Kupwara, Handwara

Police tear gas protesting students in Kupwara, Handwara

Kupwara: Students were teargased during clashes between students and government forces in main market Kupwara and in Handwara in North Kashmir on Thursday. Students marched from GDC Kupwara college towards main market and security personals intercepted them near Bohipora bridge. Clashes erupted between them and police resorted to tear gas to disperse students. In Handwara students […]

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Anti encroachment drive in Kupwara, SSP gives stern warning to violators

Anti encroachment drive in Kupwara, SSP gives stern warning to violators

Kupwara: Kupwara police held an anti encroachment drive within the main market Kupwara on thursday. The drive was conducted under the supervision of SSP Kupwara Shamsheer Hussain Chaudhary. Chaudhary warned all the vendors and shopkeepers to ‘not encroach upon streets meant for pedestrians to walk through.’ “Some hoteliers and other encroachers  were warned that from tomorrow all […]

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Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison

Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison

Srinagar: Indian Film actor Salman Khan was sentenced to 5 years in jail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case, media reports said. A Jodhpur trial court pronounced Salman guilty of killing two blackbucks, an endangered species, on October 1, 1998 during a hunting expedition near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. A penalty of Rs 10,000 has also been […]

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LeT behind Hajin abductions, Police

LeT behind Hajin abductions, Police

Hajin: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed that militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba  was behind abductions in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. “With regard to a couple recent atrocities committed by militant on civilians in Hajin, Police investigation so far has revealed that one Mohd Saleem Parrey of Hajin, who joined the militancy last […]

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Protests erupt in Educational institutions in Srinagar

Protests erupt in Educational institutions in Srinagar

Srinagar: Protests erupted in various educational institutions including Kashmir University, Amar Singh College, Bemina Degree college over the South Kashmir killings on Thursday. Protests were held in Boys and Girls HR Secondary school soura. Clashes between youth and police erupted near Amar Singh college. Youth took to streets and pelted stones on Jammu and Kashmir police, […]

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Protests erupt at various places in South Kashmir

Protests erupt at various places in South Kashmir

Anantnag: Protests have erupted in various areas of south Kashmir and spontaneous shutdown too is being reported from various locations including localities of slain people on Thursday. Locals told INS that stone pelting incidents occured and protesting youth clashed with Government forces at hiller, hangalgund area of kokernag, and Lal chowk area of main town […]

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Video: Man abducted, father escapes after fired upon by gunmen in Hajin: Police

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Mehbooba visits family of youth killed by police in Kangan

Mehbooba visits family of youth killed by police in Kangan

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday visited family of a youth who was killed in police action at Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district earlier this week. Accompanied by PDP MLC Yasir Reshi, Mehbooba met family members including Abdul Rehman Rather father of Gowhar Ahmad, the 22-year-old youth, who succumbed on Tuesday to injuries […]

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Man abducted, father escapes after fired upon by gunmen in Hajin

Srinagar: Day after one person was abducted and killed by suspected militants, a man was abducted while his father managed to escape his abductors after being fired upon by militants in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last night. Sources Told INS that Abdul Gaffar and his son Manzoor Ahmad Bhat were abducted by suspected […]

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2 CRPF men killed after vehicle turns turtle in Kokernag

2 CRPF men killed after vehicle turns turtle in Kokernag

Srinagar: Two CRPF men were killed in a road accident at Hiller in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. “Today at about 1850 hrs while the troops were being de-inducted from Hiller Kokernag area, one CRPF vehicle  of 164 Bn F coy met with an accident as the driver lost control of the vehicle and […]

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Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has complimented Universities of Kashmir and Jammu for improving their positions in the Union HRD Ministry’s rankings, results of which were made official today. As per the  ranking status assessed by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Ministry, University of Kashmir has secured 47th ranking among the […]

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Follow SoPs properly: IGP asks police officers during visit to Old City

Follow SoPs properly: IGP asks police officers during visit to Old City

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Swayam Prakash Pani asked police officers to follow proper SOPs while dealing with any “law and order” situation. The IGP accompanied by SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray took a round of downtown Srinagar to take a stock of the situation in the city. “The visit was primarily aimed at […]

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Kupwara DDB meet postponed

Srinagar: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara on Wednesday informed that as per the official communication received from the office of Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, the District Development Board meeting of District Kupwara, scheduled next month on April 7thhas been postponed, and next date shall be communicated separately. The FCS&CA Minister is […]

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Empowered Committee clears 397 cases for regularization

Jammu: The Empowered Committee to consider regularization of leftover Daily-Rated Workers met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance Department Navin K Choudhary. The Committee cleared 397 cases of Daily Rated Workers of different Departments for regularization. Giving details, Mr Choudhary said that out of 397 cases, 132 cases […]

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Kashmiri – English folk Album Kahwa Speaks wins Best Folk fusion award

Kashmiri – English folk Album Kahwa Speaks wins Best Folk fusion award

Srinagar: New Delhi-based Kashmiri folk-fusion artist Pragnya Wakhlu went on to win the popular choice award for Best Folk Fusion artist at the Radio City Freedom Awards held in March at Worli, Mumbai. She secured the win for her Kashmiri-English folk fusion album Kahwa Speaks. The Radio City Freedom awards are one of the biggest […]

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Excise Commissioner J&K shifted, Principal Secy Finance asked to hold charge

Excise Commissioner J&K shifted, Principal Secy Finance asked to hold charge

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday transferred Mohammad Javed Khan (IAS), Excise Commissioner J&K. As per an order issued here, 2005-batch J&K IAS cadre Khan has been asked to await further orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department. “It is further ordered that as an interim/adhoc arrangement, Principal Secretary to the Government, […]

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People will give ‘shahadat’ if situation doesn’t change: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Former chief minister Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said that if the situation in Kashmir doesn’t change ‘people will get ready for Shahadat’ (martyrdom). “Situation is bad and I must tell you if it doesn’t change yehan pai koi jagah nahi rahaegi jahan log shahadat dene ke liyai tayar nahi hojayengai,” Abdullah […]

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Husband murdered wife in Handwara

Husband murdered wife in Handwara

Handwara: Police on wednesday said that  a woman was hanged to death by her husband  in Nowgam area of Handwara. Police said that on 14th of Nov 2017 Abdul Hamid Khan father of the deceased Nahida received a call from the in-laws of his daughter that she died on way to hospital after she suddenly […]

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Police constable suspended in Kangan youth’s killing for ‘prima facia involvement’

Police constable suspended in Kangan youth’s killing for ‘prima facia involvement’

Ganderbal: Police Wednesday ordered suspension of a constable in the death Gowhar Ahmad from Kangan who succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS yesterday. Constable Gulzar Ahmad of police station Kangan has been suspended from services for his ‘prima fascia involvement, pending inquiry’ in the case. Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday had ordered a departmental […]

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JRL’s march to Shopian: Roads sealed, barricaded amid heavy forces deployment

JRL’s march to Shopian: Roads sealed, barricaded amid heavy forces deployment

  Shopian: Amid Joint Resistance leaderships announcement that it will march towards Shopian district in South Kashmir all the roads leading to the district have been barricaded and sealed to avoid law and order problem. INS was told that the large deployment of forces is present at Bonura, Haal and Balpora, Dalipora, Murran, Rajpora, Washbugh […]

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Educational institutions remain closed to avoid law and order problem

Educational institutions remain closed to avoid law and order problem

Srinagar: All the educational institution remain closed on Wednesday after authorities ordered their closure to avoid law and order problem in view of the Joint Resistance Leadership announced that they will be marching towards Shopian district. Schools and colleges have been paralysed after 20 persons died in South Kashmirs twin districts of Anantnag and Shopian […]

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Sopore couple, minor son killed in road accident near Lethpora

Srinagar: In a tragic incident, a couple and their minor son were killed and their 18-months old baby was injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lethpora on wee hours of Wednesday. the 18-month baby Yasir Ahmad has been shifted to hospital. The driver of the vehicle is said to have a miraculous […]

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Kangan youth buried after admin agrees to demands by locals

Kangan youth buried after admin agrees to demands by locals

Srinagar: The 22-year-old youth, who succumbed on Tuesday to injuries sustained in “police action” at Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, was buried at around 2:30pm mid-night after district administration conceded to demands of the locals, sources said on Wednesday. The youth Gowhar Ahmed Rather succumbed to injuries after battling for life for about 20 hours […]

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Police orders department inquiry headed by DIG CKR into Kangan youth’s killing

Police orders department inquiry headed by DIG CKR into Kangan youth’s killing

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on a department enquiry into the killing of a youth at Kangan in central Kashmir. “In a law and order incident at Kangan on 02.04.2018, one person namely Gowhar Ahmed Rather s/o Ab Rehman Rather was injured who was subsequently admitted at SKIMS Soura. Today he succumbed to his […]

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KU postpones all exams scheduled on April 4

KU postpones all exams scheduled on April 4

Srinagar: Kashmir University has postponed all examinations scheduled on Wednesday. “In view of concerns expressed by students, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on April 4, 2018 (Wednesday) are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later,” reads a statement issued by varsity. ​

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KEG concerned over ‘fabricated’ reportage of Kashmir

KEG concerned over ‘fabricated’ reportage of Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Monday strongly reacted to the ‘abuse’ of reportage for crushing Kashmir’s tourism economy. It said the recent misreports are part of a sustained media blitzkrieg to negatively portray Kashmir as a destination. The media body said that a sustained campaign has been initiated to misrepresent facts and fictionalise events […]

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Mehbooba reviews situation in Kashmir

Mehbooba reviews situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti reviewed the overall situation in the Kashmir Valley in a high-level meeting of officers here today. During the meeting, the Chief Minister impressed upon the officers dealing with security situation to ensure that collateral damage is avoided and all the Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) in this regard are strictly adhered […]

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Video: Uncertainty deepening in Kashmir: Tarigami

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Magisterial Inquiry ordered into Kangan youth’s killing

Magisterial Inquiry ordered into Kangan youth’s killing

Srinagar: The district administration in Ganderbal on Tuesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the cause of death of youth at Kangan within 20 days. The deputy commissioner Ganderbal Piyush Singla has appointed Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari (KAS) as the inquiry officer. He has been asked to submit a detailed enquiry report as per Supreme Court and […]

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Militant, OGW held in Sopore

Militant, OGW held in Sopore

Sopore: A local militant along with an Over Ground Worker were arrested at Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday. Reports said that a local militant from Awantipora was held along with an OGW by joint team of Army’s 52 RR,SOG Sopore at Chick Hygam area of Sopore. Arms and ammunition were also recovered […]

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Video: KEA protests killings in South Kashmir

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Kangan boy succumbs at SKIMS, clashes in Ganderbal

Kangan boy succumbs at SKIMS, clashes in  Ganderbal

Srinagar: Gowhar Ahmad Rather of Kangan who was admitted in SKIMS for being seriously injured has succumbed on Tuesday. Medical Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan told INS that Gowhar after remaining critical at the hospital he has expired.  Clashes have erupted in Kangan area of Ganderbal District of Central Kashmir. The family members of […]

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Mirwaiz welcomes UN chief’s statement asking India to protect civilians in Kashmir

Mirwaiz welcomes UN chief’s statement asking India to protect civilians in Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday welcomed UN chief Antonio Guterres statement, asking India being a member state of the world body to protect civilians in Jammu and Kashmir. “UN Secretary General @antonioguterres statement of concern over the killings in #Kashmir is welcome but of little consolation to the people facing brutal […]

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BAR Association Ganderbal observes pen down strike against south Kashmir killings

BAR Association Ganderbal observes pen down strike against south Kashmir killings

Ganderbal: District BAR Association Ganderbal Tuesday observed pen down strike against the Kangan incident of the Youth injury during police chase on Monday Evening. BAR remained on strike against the recent civilian killings on Monday as well. Use of bullets against civilian protesters is highly condemnable and we observe pen down strike against Shopian killings […]

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Clashes erupt in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district

Clashes erupted in Kangan area of Ganderbal District of Central Kashmir. Stone pelting youth clashes with government forces after rumours that the injured youth has succumbed at SKIMS on Tuesday. While police has denied the reports asking people to not to heed to rumours protesters defied restrictions imposed in the areas. Government forces resorted to […]

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Fake news: Police refutes ToI report ‘attack on tourists’ in Kashmir

Fake news: Police refutes ToI report ‘attack on tourists’ in Kashmir

Srinagar: Fake news just reached to news height when Times of India fell to it and that too by its own correspondent, claiming tourists were attacked by stone throwing in state. Jammu and Kashmir police tuesday refuted the news as no such even ever happened. The news of tourists from other states and some indonesian […]

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Abducted person’s body found in Hajin in North Kashmir

Abducted person’s body found in Hajin in North Kashmir

Srinagar: Body of man who was abducted last night by gunmen after three of his family members were injured at Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was found on Tuesday. Body of the man, Muntazir Ahmad son-in-law of Farooq Ahmad Parrey, was found near a bund in outskirts of Hajin. The police took the […]

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Over JRL call shutdown being observed

Over JRL call shutdown being observed

Srinagar: Complete shutdown is being observed on Tuesday as well, after Joint Resistance leadership asked people to, against the killing of militants and civilians in District Shopian and Anantnag on Sunday. 13 militant and four civilians were killed during ‘anti militancy operation’ that were conducted by Government forces which began in the intervening night of […]

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India-Pak armies trade fire in Krishna ghati

India-Pak armies trade fire in Krishna ghati

Srinagar: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire at Krishna Ghati sector in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu region which, according to reports, have caused injuries to five army personnel. The injured soldiers belong to 4 MLI regiment and have been shifted to hospital. The ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been effective retaliated.