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Class 12 boy from Kashmir found dead in Rajasthan

Class 12 boy from Kashmir found dead in Rajasthan

    Srinagar: A class 12 students body from Kashmir was found hanging from a ceiling of a room in Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur on Saturday. According to reports the boy, identified as Zahid s/o Abdul Ahad Bhat resident of Hanger, Yaripora, Kulgam. Zahid according to family was adopted by his uncle had gone to Jaipur […]

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Govt actions belie its claims on democracy: Mirwaiz

Govt actions belie its claims on democracy: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, one of the three members of Joint Resistance Leadership, on Friday said that government’s opt-repeated claims about believing in democratic values do not match its actions. “Government makes opt-repeated claims about upholding democratic rights and values but if (it) believes in democracy, why can’t we put across […]

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Teachers Welfare Fund on pattern of Police department on cards

Teachers Welfare Fund on pattern of Police department on cards

JAMMU, DECEMBER 15: Government on Friday regularized services of 493 eligible Rehabar-e-Taleem Teachers of Jammu division of the state. With this batch, the total number of ReTs regularized in Jammu region this year has reached to 1193. The Directorate of School education, Jammu had confirmed services of 700 eligible ReTs earlier this year. The confirmation […]

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Colloquium lectures at KU: VC Khurshid Andrabi delivers opening lecture

Colloquium lectures at KU: VC Khurshid Andrabi delivers opening lecture

   Srinagar, Dec 15: In a first initiative of its kind, the University of Kashmir has started colloquium lectures to enable students, scholars and teachers to share their ideas on a common platform. The first colloquium lecture was delivered by the vice-chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi, also an eminent professor of Biotechnology, who spoke on his […]

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Govt allows ‘remedial classes’ by private schools with rider

Govt allows ‘remedial classes’ by private schools with rider

Srinagar: Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on Friday granted permission for remedial classes to be conducted by the recognized private educational institutions of Kashmir division. “The recognized private educational institutions of Kashmir division can conduct remedial teaching classes during winter vacations, subject to certain conditions,” Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo said. […]

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Single legislation for all water bodies in offing in J&K

Single legislation for all water bodies in offing in J&K

Jammu: Legislation for the preservation of all water-bodies in the state is in offing, a high level committee headed by Chief Secretary was informed on Friday. According to an official statement, Chief Secretary B B Vyas chaired the 13th meeting of the Monitoring Committee for Preservation and Conservation of Dal-Nageen Lake. The Committee reviewed the […]

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Divisional commissioner orders sealing of all unregistered coaching centres

Divisional commissioner orders sealing of all unregistered coaching centres

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday directed the officials to seal all unregistered coaching centres and those centres which do not fulfil all the parameters laid down by the government for proper functioning of these centres. The Divisional commissioner today chaired a high-level meeting that was attended DDC Srinagar, Director School Education […]

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Teacher couple sacked on wedding day: SHRC seeks report from school

Teacher couple sacked on wedding day: SHRC seeks report from school

Srinagar: Taking cognisance of a news report about a teacher couple’s sacking by a private school on their wedding day, the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Friday asked the principal to appear before it on Monday. SHRC spokesperson said that Justice Bilal Nazki, chairperson of the commission took serious note of a […]

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IUST organises one day workshop on Scholarly Writing

IUST organises one day workshop on Scholarly Writing

  Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Library department of Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora, in collaboration with “Springer Nature”, on Friday organised one day workshop On “Scholarly Writing and Publishing” at university auditorium here. On the occasion, large of students and scholars participated in the said workshop besides university staff. Young research scholar and consultant […]

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Tasaduq Mufti resigns as co-ordinator JK CM’s grievance cell

Tasaduq Mufti resigns as co-ordinator JK CM’s grievance cell

  Srinagar: Tasaduq Mufti on Friday resigned from the post of Co-ordinator  JK CM’s grievance cell. In a letter addressed to Chief Secretary J&K government, Tasaduq submitted his resignation with immediate effect, copy of which lies with INS.

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Govt orders minor reshuffle in administration

Govt orders minor reshuffle in administration

Srinagar: The government Friday ordered following transfers and posting as: Afzal Bhat Commissioner Secretary Forest transferred and appointed Commissioner Secretary Agriculture against the post vacated by Sandeep Nayak with his central deputation. CEO of World Bank related projects and Disaster Management Saurav Bhagat transferred and appointed Commissioner Secretary Forest. Vinod Sharma, who had been earlier […]

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Message of peace beautifully portrayed in Quran: Army chief to Kashmir students

Message of peace beautifully portrayed in Quran: Army chief to Kashmir students

NEW DELHI: The message of peace and harmony is “beautifully portrayed” in the holy Quran and people often do not understand its essence, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat told a group of students from Jammu and Kashmir today, adding it does not propagate violence. Interacting with the group of madrassa students at his office here, […]

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One-way traffic to ply on Srinagar-Jammu highway

One-way traffic to ply on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Srinagar: The only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the world was on Friday restored for only one-way traffic till further orders by authorities. According to a traffic police official, the traffic will ply from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle, including those of security forces, would be allowed from opposite direction. However, […]

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Jalali ‘Haweli’ that hosted Mohammad Ali Jinnah in 1936 to be heritage house soon

Jalali ‘Haweli’ that hosted Mohammad Ali Jinnah in 1936 to be heritage house soon

Srinagar: The Jalali ‘Haweli’ that hosted Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah in 1936 has been found fit to be declared as a heritage building by a committee constituted by Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums. If all goes as proposed by the Directorate, this would be second building after Sadder Court to be secured by […]

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Health Care: Dismayed at SMHS, LD, Asiea Naqash tells doctors ‘Work with utmost dedication’

Health Care: Dismayed at SMHS, LD, Asiea Naqash tells doctors ‘Work with utmost dedication’

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 14: Work with utmost dedication to serve the patients in a professional manner, the minister of Health Asiea Naqash told doctors after being ‘dismayed over lack of facilities at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital and valleys lone maternity hospital Lal Ded in Srinagar. Naqash was dismayed, official handout said, over lack of proper […]

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Sgr-Jmu highway: Subject to weather conditions Sgr to Jmu traffic on Friday

Sgr-Jmu highway: Subject to weather conditions Sgr to Jmu traffic on Friday

  Srinagar: Subject to fair weather and good condition of the road on December 15 movement of traffic on the Srinagar Jammu highway shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu in a regulated manner, traffic police said on Thursday. According to traffic police officials the weather along the road is partially cloudy whereas weather at […]

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Bar ‘appreciates’ OIC decision on East Jerusalem

Bar ‘appreciates’ OIC decision on East Jerusalem

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday appreciated the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) Istanbul Declaration recognizing East Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Palestine “timely and a bold decision”. In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body said it appreciates OiC’s rejection of U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision, of […]

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Booked under PSA, HC orders ‘proper medical care’ to Anantnag youth suffering mental disorder

Booked under PSA, HC orders ‘proper medical care’ to Anantnag youth suffering mental disorder

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Superintendent of Kathua jail to provide “proper medical treatment” to detainee Umar Yousuf Khan who is suffering a ‘mental disorder.’ Umar, a resident of Doonipawa Anatnag, was booked under Public Safety Act by ruling PDP-BJP last month, and lodged in Kathua jail, some 300 kilometers from […]

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Vedpora Shopian demand repairment of ‘diversion’

Vedpora Shopian demand repairment of ‘diversion’

  Shopian: Residents of Vedpora village in south Kashmir’s  Shopian district urged Roads and Buildings Department to repair the ‘only road connecting the hamlet with shopian town’.   The small village 12 km from shopian told INS that the diversion in Nallah lar connects vedpora to other villages of district pulwama. “After 2014 floods the […]

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176 stone pelters given ‘amnesty’ in Ganderbal

176 stone pelters given ‘amnesty’ in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: At least 176 youth from different areas of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district involved in stone pelting  with ‘1 to 2 FIRs registered against them’ were given ‘amnesty’ on Thursday.   A function was organised in the Conference Hall of Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, chaired by of SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmad Lone. ADDC Ganderbal, ASP Ganderbal,senior […]

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One killed, ten injured in Anantnag road accident

One killed, ten injured in Anantnag road accident

Basharat Rashid Pulwama: One person died and  at least ten persons got injured in a road accident at Bijbehara town of South Kashmir on Thursday morning , sources said. Sources said that in this tragic accident, a young conductor of a mini bus died and  several others got injured. According to the sources , accident took place […]

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Telecom subscribers in Tral village complain of erratic cell services

Telecom subscribers in Tral village complain of erratic cell services

  Basharat Rashid Pulwama: The subscribers of telecommunication companies, like Airtel, Aircel , JIO and others have have complained about erratic mobile phone services and poor internet services at Narastan Village of Tral in South Kashmir. The subscribers told INS that we are unable to contact our nears and dears as every time we dial […]

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Kupwara villages have access to internet, not water

Kupwara villages have access to internet, not water

  Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Internet and latest gadgets have entered these remote villages of Kabab Marag, Hayen, Check pati and Poonchi Mohallah of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district but majority of the residents here do not have access to proper drinking water. Located around 12 km from the Kupwara town, people of these villages have to […]

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Highways opens for one-way traffic after three days

Highways opens for one-way traffic after three days

Jammu: After remaining closed for three days,  one-way traffic was restored on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday. “Traffic will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar. Keeping the road conditions in view, no vehicle will be allowed to move in the opposite direction today,” a senior Traffic Department official said. The highway had remained […]

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Teacher couple sacked from school on their wedding day in Pulwama

Teacher couple sacked from school on their wedding day in Pulwama

  Srinagar: A teacher couple working in a private school in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir were sacked on their wedding day with the school management claiming their “romance could adversely affect the students”. Tariq Bhat and Sumaya Bashir, residents of Tral town in Pulwama, were working in Boys’ and Girls’ wings, respectively, of […]

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No traces of 5 soldiers missing after snowfall in North Kashmir

No traces of 5 soldiers missing after snowfall in North Kashmir

Srinagar—There is still no trace of five soldiers who went missing near Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara and Bandipora districts after heavy snowfall in north Kashmir on Tuesday, sources said. There seems bleak chances of their survival after remaining buried under snow for the third day today. Three soldiers at Gurez and two […]

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Sopore village reels under darkness

Sopore village reels under darkness

  Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Residents of Ningli area of Sopore are up arms against Power Development Department (PDD) for not restoring the damaged transformer. “PDD department has failed to provide us electricity despite harsh winter and this is sixth time that our transformer developed snag in a year,” Locals told INS. Inhabitants have appealed concerned […]

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Budget Session: LA, LC asks members to send Questions, Bills before Dec 20

Budget Session: LA, LC asks members to send Questions, Bills before Dec 20

Budget Session: LA, LC asks members to send Questions, Bills before Dec 20 Jammu: In connection with the ensuing Budget Session of the State Legislature beginning 2 January, the Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has called upon all the members of the house to send not more than 10 starred and 10 un-starred questions […]

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Govt clarifies: Our teachers can’t teach in private tuition sans permission

Govt clarifies: Our teachers can’t teach in private tuition sans permission

Jammu: The Government on Wednesday refuted reports regarding private tuition by its teachers in coaching centres. In a statement issued here, an Education Department spokesman clarified that the School Education Department vide Circular instructions on 25 September this year has ordered that no teaching faculty shall undertake any activity or assignment, including teaching in private […]

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Governor summons Joint Session of Legislature on Jan 2

Governor summons Joint Session of Legislature on Jan 2

JAMMU: Governor N. N. Vohra, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under sub-section (1) of Section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, has summoned the State Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to meet at Jammu on Tuesday, the 2nd January at 11:00 a.m. The Governor has called upon the Members […]

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IFJ demands French Journo’s release

IFJ demands French Journo’s release

Srinagar: Day after he was released on bail the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Wednesday expressed serious concern over the arrest of a French freelance journalist Paul Comiti in Srinagar, on December 10, 2017. The IFJ demanded immediate release of the journalist. On Sunday, Kashmir police arrested Comiti for ‘violating visa regulations’ by filming protest […]

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Tral faces long power cuts; metered areas too face curtailment

Tral faces long power cuts; metered areas too face curtailment

  Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Tral sub division in South Kashmir has been facing unscheduled long power cuts from last couple of weeks irking people of more than hundred villages of this sub district. People while talking to INS said that unscheduled power cuts have grown severe for the past few weeks, giving tough time to […]

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NGT bans chanting of mantras, ringing of bells at Amarnath shrine

NGT bans chanting of mantras, ringing of bells at Amarnath shrine

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday banned the chanting of mantras at Amarnath temple and issued a slew of orders to be implemented by the Amarnath Shrine Board, news agency ANI reports. The directions come after the green court rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board last month for failing to provide adequate infrastructure […]

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ED summons Geelani on Dec 18

ED summons Geelani on Dec 18

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday received an notice from Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case and has been summoned to New Delhi on December 18. According to sources, “Geelani  has received the notice and he is supposed to present himself on December 18 at New Delhi.” Earlier this year, ED […]

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Only radio connects Sopore’s Marbal village with the rest of the world

Only radio connects Sopore’s Marbal village with the rest of the world

Peerzada Waseem   Sopore: About 25 kilometers away from main town Sopore of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the Marbal village lacks road connectivity, mobile communication, electricity and other  basic life amenities. The village, housing nearly 150 families, is disconnected from the rest of the world. The residents blame the district administration, MLAs and MPs for […]

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SHRC orders Rs 50000 each as compensation to 3 Pulwama men injured in 2012

SHRC orders Rs 50000 each as compensation to 3 Pulwama men injured in 2012

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has asked the government to pay within three months Rs 50000 each as compensation to three persons from Pulwama who were injured near encounter site in the south Kashmir district in 2012. The SHRC had taken suo-moto cognizance of the firing and sough a report from the authorities. The […]

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Honoured to be appointed as new Media Consultant to Mehbooba: Rishi Suri

Honoured to be appointed as new Media Consultant to Mehbooba: Rishi Suri

  Srinagar: The government appointed new Media Consultant to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Rishi Suri, the Editor of The Daily Milap , published from New Delhi, has been “honoured.” Rishi Suri wrote on twitter, “Honoured to be appointed as a Media Consultant to the J&K Chief Minister @MehboobaMufti ji. Looking fwd to working with her […]

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CASO launched in Pulwama village 

CASO launched in Pulwama village 

  Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday morning started a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Laribal Village of Kakapora Tehsil in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources said that 55 Rashtriya Rifles  and Special Operation Group (SOG) Kakapora launched a joint search operation  after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area. Local sources said that […]

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Govt to regularize 60,000 daily wagers, casual labourers, tweets CM Mehbooba

Govt to regularize 60,000 daily wagers, casual labourers, tweets CM Mehbooba

  Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government will regularize 60,000 daily wagers and casual labourers, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday. “Our govt will be regularising 60,000 daily wagers & casual labourers working in various departments in J&K to provide sustainable livelihoods to those who need it the most,” tweeted Mufti. “Hard work & dedication […]

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Srg-Jammu highway remains closed

Srg-Jammu highway remains closed

  Srinagar: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to multiple landslides in Ramban district, a traffic official said. “Snow clearance operation in Bannihal and landslide debris removal elsewhere has started. However, travellers are advised not to undertake any journey without contacting our control rooms in Jammu and […]

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Kathua: 4kg charas seized from Woman, 4 persons arrested separately

Kathua: 4kg charas seized from Woman, 4 persons arrested separately

Kathua: Police arrested four persons for carrying 105 grams of heroin and 1960 bottles of ‘Max Coff-t’ besides seized four kilograms of charas from a woman in Kathua district of Jammu. An official said police during patrolling spotted one lady in Sawan Chak area trying to escape after watching men in uniform. The woman was […]

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Kupwara: Delay in treating accident victims, DH Kupwara asked to explain ‘where were the doctors’?

Kupwara: Delay in treating accident victims, DH Kupwara asked to explain ‘where were the doctors’?

Kupwara: Authorities have asked hospital authorities at District Hospital Kupwara to explain as to why no doctor was available early morning on Tuesday when two accident patients were brought in for treatment. According to sources in district administration wishing anonymity told INS soon after the issue was brought to public notice through media about the lackadaisical […]

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Decision to let vehicular movement on Sgr-Jmu highway to be taken tomorrow

Decision to let vehicular movement on Sgr-Jmu highway to be taken tomorrow

Srinagar: The decision to let vehicular movement on Sringar-Jammu highway on Wednesday will be taken tomorrow morning, officials said. The officials said that after reviewing the weather and road condition, decision will be made in this regard. Vehicular movement along the road was suspended after heavy snow and rainfall along the strech causing landslides at […]

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CASO in Newa Pulwama underway

CASO in Newa Pulwama underway

Pulwama: Forces have launched Cordon and Search operation in Wani mohalla of Newa in Pulwama district south Kashmir, tuesday evening. According to sources the anti militancy operation was launched after inputs about militants presence in the area. sources said that door to door searches are being conducted in the area. Further details awaited.

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NEET: Mehbooba for exam centre in J&K for MDS aspirants too

NEET: Mehbooba for exam centre in J&K for MDS aspirants too

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has sought extension of NEET (PG)-2018 centres in respect of dental graduates taking the NEET(PG) examination. In her communication to union Health & Family Welfare Minister, J P Nadda, the Chief Minister said since already some exam centres have been established by the National Board of Examination for on her […]

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K B Agarwal posted Financial Commissioner H&UDD

K B Agarwal posted Financial Commissioner H&UDD

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday transferred K.B. Agarwal (IAS), OSD in the General Administration Department, Financial Commissioner (Coordination), Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi, and posted as Financial Commissioner, Housing and Urban Development Department, relieving Hirdesh Kumar (IAS), Commissioner/ Secretary to the Government.

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Highway: Div Com advises intending passengers against travel for now

Highway: Div Com advises intending passengers against travel for now

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday said passengers intending to travel on Srinagar-Jammu highway are advised not to undertake journey till it is cleared for traffic. “It has come to our notice that a large number of passengers are boarding the Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal train, with the intention of travelling by road from Banihal […]

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No alliance in next elections, NC to go alone: Farooq

No alliance in next elections, NC to go alone: Farooq

Udhampur: Expressing confidence of massive mandate on its own for NAtional Conference, its President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday announced to contest the next assembly election alone. “We won’t have alliance with any party,” Farooq, the former three-time Chief Minister said while addressing party workers here. A stable, strong and people friendly government was the […]

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The INS condoles with Director Info

The INS team expresses grief and sorrow over the demise of Khawaja Abdul Mateen (53), elder brother of Muneer-ul-Islam, Director Information & Public Relations. Editor-in-Chief Ishtiyaq Qazi, Maroof Abdullah Editor, Sohail Khan Editor prayed for peace to the departed soul  and expressed their sympathies with the Director Information. We pray for forbearance to the bereaved […]

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Downtown boy intending to join Ansar Gazwat ul Hind arrested in Ganderbal, handed over to parents

Downtown boy intending to join Ansar Gazwat ul Hind arrested in Ganderbal, handed over to parents

Ganderbal: A downtown boy going to join Zakir Moosa led Ansar Gazwat ul hind was arrested at Qamria chowk of central Kashmir’s  Ganderbal district on Tuesday. They boy (identity withheld) from Rainawari area of old city was arrested early Tuesday morning at Qamria chowk. Confirming the arrest  SSP Ganderbal Fayaz Ahmed Lone told INS that […]