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J&K is at the cross roads of its history: NC

J&K is at the cross roads of its history: NC

Jammu: State is at the cross roads of its history, National Conference said as it vowed to fight “tooth and nail” the elements inimical to time tested singular entity and inclusiveness of Jammu and Kashmir “The state is at the cross roads of its history with PDP-BJP dispensation unleashing canards against those believing in inclusiveness […]

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Dineshwar Sharma briefs Mehbooba about consultations in Valley

Dineshwar Sharma briefs Mehbooba about consultations in Valley

Jammu: The Special Representative of the Centre, Dineshwar Sharma, who is currently on a visit to the State, called on Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here on Wednesday. During the meeting, Sharma briefed the Chief Minister about his consultations with a cross section of society during his present stay in the State.

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10 quintals milk fail test, destroyed

10 quintals milk fail test, destroyed

Srinagar: A team of Food Safety Officers on Wednesday destroyed 10 quintals of milk and lifted 16 samples at Parimpora after failing a preliminary on spot test conducted by mobile food testing lab. The team headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar also found 50 containers which were rusted inside were also destroyed. The milkmen […]

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Mirwaiz: Govt’s social media ban on employees, their family ‘despotic, dictatorial’

Mirwaiz: Govt’s social media ban on employees, their family ‘despotic, dictatorial’

Srinagar, Dec 27: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday termed the ban imposed by the Government on state employees and their family members from expressing opinion or reflecting their political views on social networking sites as “despotic”. “It reflects their nervousness and desperation to suppress the truth about Kashmir and the aspirations […]

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Sopore HDF employees reject allegations against colleague as ‘baseless’, stage protest

Sopore HDF employees reject allegations against colleague as ‘baseless’, stage protest

Sopore Dec 27: Scores of employees at the sub-district hospital Sopore staged protest demonstration on Wednesday, denouncing the allegations of funds embezzlement against their colleague as “baseless”. A video went viral on social media recently alleging an employee of HDF, sub-district hospital Shopore, Irshad Ahmed had embezzled government funds to the tune of Rs 1.41 […]

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Stone-pelting incidents have come down in J&K: Govt tells RS

Stone-pelting incidents have come down in J&K: Govt tells RS

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir on Wednesday said the incidents of stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir had come down significantly – from 2,808 in 2016 to 1,198 till November this year. Ahir informed the Parliament while replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha. He said an adequate number […]

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SHRC seeks DC, SSP’s report on ‘intentional’ killing of lactating mother in Shopian

SHRC seeks DC, SSP’s report on ‘intentional’ killing of lactating mother in Shopian

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday directed Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent Shopian to submit reply to a petition regarding a woman, killed by government forces “intentionally” when her milk sucking baby was in her lap in south Kashmir on December 19. Issuing the notice, member SHRC Dilshada Shaheen asked the deputy […]

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The only transformer for 6 mohallas of this village not functioning

The only transformer for 6 mohallas of this village not functioning

Dec 27: The north Kashmir Kupwara district’s Kachama village, comprising about 6 mohallas, reels under darkness. Locals say they face immense hardships as the only transformer in the village doesn’t function well. “The transformer is frequently developing technical snag and every time it takes week to get repaired. Worst part is that this is continuing […]

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24 KAS officers retiring next year

24 KAS officers retiring next year

Srinagar: Twenty-four KAS officers are retiring on superannuation next year, a government notification issued here announced on Wednesday. Those retiring in January 31 next year include Rafiq Ahmad Hakim, incumbent Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Majid Zargar (Joint Director in the Directorate of Information, J&K; ), Mohmad Hussain Deputy Director, (District Employment and […]

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Will meet interlocutor Sharma if invited: APMCC

Will meet interlocutor Sharma if invited: APMCC

Jammu: All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) has said its leadership would meet the Government of India’s interlocutor on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma “only in Kashmir if invited by him” and brief him about the “real picture” of Kashmiri Pandits in the state. In a joint statement, the APMCC leaders Vinod Pandit, Chairman, King C Bharati […]

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Hideout busted in Reasi, cache of arms, ammunition seized

Hideout busted in Reasi, cache of arms, ammunition seized

Jammu: In a joint operation, police and army on Wednesday busted a militant hideout and recovered cache of arms and ammunition in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Arms and ammunition was recovered on early Wednesday morning from a terrorist hideout busted by 60RR of Army and police party in Shargari forests of Chassana,” official […]

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Jammu & Kashmir to get light rain, snow

Jammu & Kashmir to get light rain, snow

Srinagar: Night temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Wednesday as the Met forecast light rain and snow in the higher reaches on Thursday and Friday. Minimum temperatures improved due to nightlong cloud cover in the state, a Met official said. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 0.7 (rising above the freezing point) against Tuesday’s […]

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Leh, Mughal roads remain closed, one-way traffic on Kashmir highway

Leh, Mughal roads remain closed, one-way traffic on Kashmir highway

Srinagar: Despite snow clearance operations launched by the authorities, the national highway, connecting Ladakh with Kashmir and historic Mughal road, remained closed while dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) were cut off from their respective district headquarters. However, the highway, the only road liking Kashmir valley with […]

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Pakistan targets forward posts in Noushera: Police

Pakistan targets forward posts in Noushera: Police

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Wednesday targeted forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Noushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir for nearly an hour, police said. The small arms firing from across the border targeting forward posts in Noushera sector started around 9 am. Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire between the […]

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Tral shuts on second day to mourn killing of JeM commander

Tral shuts on second day to mourn killing of JeM commander

  Pulwama: Normal life in Tral remains affected as a complete shutdown is being observed on second consecutive day Wednesday against the killing of top JeM commander, Noor Muhammad Tantray, in an encounter at Samboora area of Pampore during on Monday night. All the shops and other commercial establishments are closed in the sub district […]

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Govt bars employees from ‘online’ political activity

Govt bars employees from ‘online’ political activity

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday barred its employees from  any political activity or endorsing the posts, tweets or blogs of any political figure on social media. As per a detailed notification issued here by the government, the employees have been also asked not to engage in any criminal, dishonest, immoral or notoriously disgraceful conduct […]

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3 KAS officers shifted, another gets additional charge

3 KAS officers shifted, another gets additional charge

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered transfer and posting of three KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to a government order, Peerzada Hafizullah Shah (KAS), Registrar, Cooperative Societies, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Additional Commissioner in the office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, against an available vacancy. M.M. Rehman […]

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Govt forms GoM to examine tribal policy

Govt forms GoM to examine tribal policy

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday constituted of a Group of Ministers to examine the Jammu and Kashmir Tribal Policy 2017 further and make appropriate recommendations. The GoM comprises Deputy Chief Minister as chairman, and members include minister of Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction and Parliamentary Affairs; minister Rural Development, Minister for Forest, […]

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Despite reservations of 3 nations, Pakistan successfully incorporates Kashmir in ‘Islamabad Declaration’

Despite reservations of 3 nations, Pakistan successfully incorporates Kashmir in ‘Islamabad Declaration’

Srinagar: Despite reservations of three countries — Russia, Iran and Afghanistan, Pakistan succeeded in including Kashmir in the ‘Islamabad Declaration’ at the 1st Speakers’ Conference of six countries which concluded at Islamabad on Sunday. The conference, participated by Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey, called for establishing a joint mechanism to cope with the […]

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The INS, JKSM condole demise of poet Gulzar Hazratbali

The INS, JKSM condole demise of poet Gulzar Hazratbali

Srinagar: The INS and Jammu and Kashmir Saqafatee Markaz, Budgam, have expressed condolence over the demise of renowned poet Gulzar Hazratbali who passed away recently. They also expressed condolence with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

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Amid tight security, interlocutor Sharma reaches Baramulla

Amid tight security, interlocutor Sharma reaches Baramulla

Srinagar: Amid tight security, the Government of India’s special representative on Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, reached north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on second day of his third visit to the State to meet people. Sharma is scheduled to meet several delegations from the district. However, Beopar Mandal Baramulla and Bar Association Baramulla have decided to […]

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Chill intensifies as cold winds continue in Kashmir Valley

Chill intensifies as cold winds continue in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: A severe cold wave continues in Kashmir on Tuesday with Ladakh region remaining frozen and Kargil and Leh recording minus 15.4 and minus 11.6 degrees Celsius, respectively. Clear night sky, chilly winds blowing into the plains from the snow-clad mountains have added to the cold wave gripping Jammu and Kashmir. The weather office said […]

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Samboora: Body of militant recovered; internet, train service suspended

Samboora: Body of militant recovered; internet, train service suspended

Srinagar: Body of a militant has been recovered after gunfight erupted between militants and forces at Kamblabal, Samboora Pampore on Tuesday. DGP Police SP Vaid tweeted, “There was input about presence of 2/3 militants near NHW planning to attack convoy. One dead body of militants recovered so far, search for others going on”. Meanwhile, train […]

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Tourists swarm Gulmarg, Gandola earns highest revenue on single day

Tourists swarm Gulmarg, Gandola earns highest revenue on single day

Srinagar: Gulmarg, the world famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, witnessed an unprecedented rush of tourists this season on Monday. All hotels in the mountain-locked bowl were filled to capacity by local as well as foreign tourists on Christmas. Reports said that hundreds of tourists swarmed the world resort which is already under a slow-blanket of […]

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Mushaal says India not allowing Yasin Malik to meet his family

Mushaal says India not allowing Yasin Malik to meet his family

  Lahore: In a reaction to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his family in Islamabad, JKLF chairman Yasin Malik’s wife Mushaal Mullick said a alleged spy was allowed to meet his family but a Kashmiri leader’s family was not allowed a meeting in three years. It has been at least three years since Yasin […]

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Panchayat elections from Feb 15: Mehbooba informs Vohra

Panchayat elections from Feb 15: Mehbooba informs Vohra

Jammu: Pachayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir are starting from mid February in the state, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti informed Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. Mehbooba called on Governor and during their half hour long meeting, Chief Minister informed the Governor about several important matters in regard to which the […]

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Asiya Andarbi, Fahmeeda Sofi released from central jail

Asiya Andarbi, Fahmeeda Sofi released from central jail

  Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syedah Asiya Andrabi was released from central jail Srinagar, sources said on Monday. They said that her personal secretary, Fahmeeda Sofi was also released. Both Asiya and Fahmeeda were arrested on April 26, 2017 and were lodged in Amphala jail, Jammu under Public Safety Act (PSA). They were later shifted to […]

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NRHM strike hits healthcare in Tral

NRHM strike hits healthcare in Tral

Srinagar: Healthcare system in Tral was hit due to strike called by the employees of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in Jammu and Kashmir, demanding regularisation of their services. Majority of doctors in sub district hospital are employed under NRHM scheme. Large number of patients outside hospitals and primary health centres in Tral are facing […]

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Minus 4.2 C in Srinagar just isn’t that cold

Minus 4.2 C in Srinagar just isn’t that cold

Srinagar: Warming up with hot water bottles or electric heaters last night probably proved more or less useless as temperature in Srinagar plunged to 4.2 degrees Celsius below zero. But the season’s coldest night so far just isn’t that cold. More than 83 years ago, on 13 December 1934, this summer capital of the state […]

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Khrew shuts against 15 hour daily power cuts

Khrew shuts against 15 hour daily power cuts

Srinagar: Irked over frequent and long power cuts Khrew village of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Monday observed a complete shutdown against the Power Development Department (PDD). Shabir Ahmad, general secretary Jamia Auqaf e Islamia Khrew told INS that the area faces 15-hour-long power cuts daily. “The receiving station supplies continuous electricity to crushers […]

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PMGSY won’t construct bund but will ‘compensate if any untoward incident’ due to landslide takes place

PMGSY won’t construct bund but will ‘compensate if any untoward incident’ due to landslide takes place

  Srinagar: “I assure that the department will compensate if God forbid any untoward incident due to landslide takes place in the area,” said Assistant Executive Engineer, PMGSY Pulwama, Harbans Singh on Monday when asked by INS as to why the protection bunds are not constructed in the Nokdi-Bhatnoor village of Tral which faces constant […]

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Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda sofi released from central jail

Asiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda sofi released from central jail

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syedah Asiya Andrabi along with her close associate was Monday released from jail. According to reports Asiya along with her personal secretary, Fahmeeda Sofi was released from central jail srinagar. The duo were lodged in Amphala jail, Jammu under Public Safety Act (PSA) after being arrested on April 26, 2017. she was […]

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Bar welcomes statement on Kashmir by six-nation speaker conference in Pak

Bar welcomes statement on Kashmir by six-nation speaker conference in Pak

Terms tabling of Bill in Indian Parliament on Triple Talaq ‘unjustified, interference with religion’ Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday welcomed joint statement issued by first Six Nation Speakers Conference, calling for settlement of Kashmir issue according to United Nations Security Council Resolutions. The conference was held at Islamabad on 23-24 of December and […]

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7 years on, bridge in Doda awaits completion

7 years on, bridge in Doda awaits completion

DODA: The work on construction of a bridge in Goila area of Khara in Inderwal constituency, which was going on at snail’s pace for the last 7 years, has now been suspended, causing inconveniences among the people. The inhabitants blame the lackadaisical approach of authorities for putting the project in limbo. “The foundation stone for […]

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Assistant Registrar KU Rasheed ud Din passes away

Assistant Registrar KU Rasheed ud Din passes away

Srinagar: Assistant Registrar Kashmir University and President non-gazetted employees association, Abdul Rasheed Mir alias Rasheed ud Din passed away on Sunday at his Dadasara Tral residence after a brief illness. Mir, 57, took ill one and a half month back, his family members said. His funeral prayers were held at his ancestral village Dadasara Tral […]

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PHC Hawal Pulwama lacks dentist, lab assistant; people suffer

PHC Hawal Pulwama lacks dentist, lab assistant; people suffer

Pulwama: Due to shortage of dental doctor and laboratory assistant at the Primary Health Centre Hawal, Pulwama in south Kashmir, the people of the area suffer a lot. “There was a doctor and laboratory assistant available at the centre but last month due to some unknown reasons, they were transferred one by one,” a resident […]

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HC overturns its single bench’s verdict, quashes Pulwama youth’s detention under PSA

HC overturns its single bench’s verdict, quashes Pulwama youth’s detention under PSA

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has overturned its single bench verdict on plea challenging detention under Public Safety Act of a youth from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. On September 19, court’s single judge had dismissed the petition filed by the youth, Farooq Ahmad Bhat, challenging the District Magistrate Pulwama order, detaining him under […]

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Governor’s message on Good Governance Day

Governor’s message on Good Governance Day

  Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra in his message on the Good Governance Day, which is observed every year on 25th December, has conveyed that it should be the Government’s continuing endeavour to provide prompt, efficient, transparent and totally accountable administration for the betterment and welfare of the common citizen. Governor observed that if correctly applied, technology can […]

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JKSSB concludes written exams for 1,400 posts

JKSSB concludes written exams for 1,400 posts

  Jammu:  The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) today concluded the written exams for about 1,400 posts of different departments. The Computer based Written Tests (CBT) for about 700 posts of school education department (library assistants and junior librarian) and health and family welfare department was held on December 21 and 22 in […]

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LoC heats up in Poonch

LoC heats up in Poonch

  Jammu: India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said that the face-off began around 1:30 pm. Repoets said that the armies used automatics and mortar to target one another in Shahpur sector of Poonch. The firing exchange […]

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CPW protest in Tral, demand regularisation

CPW protest in Tral, demand regularisation

Tral: The Contingent Paid Workers (CPW) of Education department protested  in Tral appealing the government to include them in  SRO policy to their job. CPWs working as sweepers, watchmen and cooks in different government schools of Tral assembled at Dilnag Tral. The protestets said that despite assurances from Education Minister Altaf Bukhari, nothing has been […]

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Landslide at Safapora, no loss of life.

Landslide at Safapora, no loss of life.

Gandarbal: A major landslide occured in Kundabal, Safapora area of Ganderbal district early sunday, damaging electric poles. SHO safapora Mudasir Ahmad told INS that landslide hit Kundabal Safapora village early sunday morning. “No loss of life occurred however some electric poles had been damaged which is a minor damage, can be repaired,” he said.

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Water scarcity hits several villages in Tral, officials blame people

Water scarcity hits several villages in Tral, officials blame people

Several villages in Tral subdivision are facing acute water shortage from past few days and authorties have put blame on people for damaging the supply line. The residents of several Tral villages including Dadasara ,Noorpora , Chandrigam, Batgund told INS that they are facing immense hardships from past two days due to the shortage of […]

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Dog attacks 4 yr old in Tral, shifted to SMHS

Dog attacks 4 yr old in Tral, shifted to SMHS

Tral: Stray dog attacked and bit a 4 year old toddler, injured grieviously,  in Dadasara village of South Kashmir’s Tral sub district on Saturday. Eyewitness said that a boy namely Arsalan Ramzan Son of Mohd Ramzan Mir of Dadsara got seriously injured in a dog attack & was immediately taken to the nearby hospital where […]

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Geelani concerned over failing health of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail

Geelani concerned over failing health of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail

Srinagar, Dec 23: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees in Tihar Jail. In a statement, Geelani demanded immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners lodged in outside state jails to valley. Geelani said Zahoor Ahmad Watali is seriously ill and others lodged […]

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Clashes erupt in pulwama during CASO

Clashes erupt in pulwama during CASO

Clashes underway in South Kashmir villag Srinagar: Cashes erupted between protesters and government Forces in Pulwama village of South Kashmir Saturday evening. Reports said government forces had cordoned off the village for anti militancy operation in the area. Reports said that Government Forces Cordoned off Astan Mohalla village of Karimabad after receiving inputs about the […]

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Budgam boy aspiring to become ‘India’s Bruce Lee’ wins silver medal in Delhi event

Budgam boy aspiring to become ‘India’s Bruce Lee’ wins silver medal in Delhi event

Srinagar: A 14-years-old boy from Yachigam area of central Kashmir District Budgam has brought laurels to Jammu and Kashmir by winning Silver medal in 21st National JEET KUNE DO (JKD) Championship held at New Delhi. Aqib Jabbar Bhat was sponsored by SPACE Communications, J&K Based event Management Company for the championship. In conversation with INS, […]

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Rs 10 crore fraud: Court grants bail to ex-manager of Canara bank

Rs 10 crore fraud: Court grants bail to ex-manager of Canara bank

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Saturday granted bail to a former manager of Canara Bank branch here, arrested recently in connection with case involving defrauding of the bank of Rs 10 crore on account of loans to non-existent companies. A resident of Assam, the manager, Mukhti Nath Doley, was granted bail till January 17 […]

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Budget 2018-19: In consultations with FM, Kashmir Inc says GST has brought ‘positive change’

Budget 2018-19: In consultations with FM, Kashmir Inc says GST has brought ‘positive change’

Srinagar: Kashmir Inc on Saturday said that Goods and Services Tax regime has brought a “positive change and reduced corruption.” The members of the Kashmir Inc were quoted in an official statement issued here by the government. They made the statement during an interaction with Minister for Finance and Labour and Employment, Dr Haseeb Drabu […]

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Pending for last 20 years, Mehbooba clears 22 cases of SRO-43 in Rajouri

Pending for last 20 years, Mehbooba clears 22 cases of SRO-43 in Rajouri

Rajouri: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday directed immediate clearance of pendency of SRO-43 cases of in favour of NoKs of 22 victims in Rajouri. The NOKs were running from pillar-to-post for more than 20 years for the benefits, an official spokesman said. As a first instalment, the Chief Minister disbursed cash compensation among 20 […]