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Visuals of Duroo encounter

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9 teachers for 70 students: Middle school Tral lacks classrooms, boundary walls

9 teachers for 70 students: Middle school Tral lacks classrooms, boundary walls

    TRAL: The government middle school (UPS) in Lariyar area of Tral in south Kashmir was ‘upgraded’ from primary to middle standard, but the infrastructure to the contrary did not see any improvement. Students are managed and study on veranda or lawn outside for lack of classrooms. A senior teacher Fayaz Ahmad told INS […]

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Three days after INS report Govt suspends two AP’s of GDC Pulwama over unauthorized absence

Three days after INS report Govt suspends two AP’s of GDC Pulwama over unauthorized absence

Srinagar: Three days after INS reported the unauthorized absence of two Assistant Professors from duty at government degree college Pulwama, government has ordered the suspension of the duo. The duo are allegedly working in Gulf and drawing salaries from the department. “Pending inquiry into the matter, Jahangir Ahmad Rather and Rayees Ahmad Sheikh, assistant professors […]

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Indiscriminate axing of Fruit Trees in SKUAST’s Wadoora Campus

Indiscriminate axing of Fruit Trees in SKUAST’s Wadoora Campus

JAMMU: Minister for Education and Finance, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has called for immediate halt on axing the fruit bearing trees at Wadoora Campus of SKUAST in North Kashmir. According to reports the orchard is being axed indiscriminately. Even after the orchard is of heritage value. Bukhari expressed concern over the axing of fruit bearing trees and  said […]

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Trains will not ply between Banihal-Sgr today

Trains will not ply between Banihal-Sgr today

  Srinagar: Train service from Banihal to Srinagar and vice versa, will remain suspended on Saturday. Officials however added that trains will ply normal as per schedul from Srinagar to Baramulla and vice versa. The decision to suspend train services comes in wake of death of two militants in an overnight shootout at Duroo Anantnag. […]

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Two militants killed in Duroo encounter, being identified

Two militants killed in Duroo encounter, being identified

By BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: Two militants were killed in an encounter between militants and government forces at Dooru area of Anantnag in south Kashmir, police said on Saturday . The anti militancy operation began Friday evening. According to officials involved in the operation they were acting on specific information of presence of militants and  a […]

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Anantnag Social welfare department has no ramps for disabled persons, office on 3rd floor

    Anantnag: Contrary to its name  Social welfare department in Anantnag is inaccessible to handicapped in the district as the office works from third floor with no ramps. The office is located inside district commissioner office Anantnag. Talking to INS Nisar Ahmad Bhat chairman of south Kashmir Handicapped Association Anantnag complained the the government left […]

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Filmmaker Vinod Chopra meets DGP

Filmmaker Vinod Chopra meets DGP

Jammu: Noted Indian film director and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who is shooting his film in the State, called on the DGP, S.P Vaid and interacted with the senior officers at PHQ in this winter capital of the state. “Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid requested Chopra to help in projecting the contribution and […]

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Grenade hurled at our camp in Khayam: CRPF

Grenade hurled at our camp in Khayam: CRPF

Srinagar: Paramilitary CRPF on Friday said that a grenade was hurled towards its camp at Khayam here. PRO CRPF Ragesh Yadav said grenade was lobbed towards 161 BN of CRPF camp at Kehkasha Hotel Khayam.  He however said the grenade did not explode. “Stones were also hurdled along with the grenade,” he added.

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Holiday on account of ‘yearly closing of Banks’ on 2nd April: Govt

Holiday on account of ‘yearly closing of Banks’ on 2nd April: Govt

Srinagar: Government on Friday said that the holiday on account of ‘yearly closing of Banks (Banks only)’ shall be observed on April 2 (Monday) instead of 1st April. “In partial modification of Government Order No.1585-GAD of 2017, dated 14.12.2017, the holiday on account of ‘yearly closing of Banks (Banks only)’ shall be observed on 2nd April, […]

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Govt officials ‘forces us to close our shops on newly opened Highway,’ locals of Chomullah Qazigund protests

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Teacher suspended for damaging Uri student’s eye with stick in classroom

Teacher suspended for damaging Uri student’s eye with stick in classroom

Baramulla: State’s education department on Friday suspended a teacher for allegedly beating a student at Government Middle School at Nambla area of Uri in north kashmir’s Baramulla district. The student is undergoing treatment at SKIMS. Family of the student, Faisal Ahmed Lone son of Faroq Ahmad Lone, said that he was beaten so much so […]

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Rambagh flyover Phase–I, Mahjoornagar bridge inauguration in May: Baseer Khan

Rambagh flyover Phase–I, Mahjoornagar bridge inauguration in May: Baseer Khan

Srinagar: First phase of flyover and Mahjoornagar Bridge will be thrown open for traffic in the first week of May, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan said on Friday as he reviewed the overall traffic management and status of related mega projects underway in the city. In a series of meetings, the Divisional Commissioner stressed […]

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‘Rebellion’ natural outcome to repression: Mirwaiz tells New Delhi

‘Rebellion’ natural outcome to repression: Mirwaiz tells New Delhi

Srinagar: Looking Kashmir through a military prism is a big mistake by New Delhi, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference (M) said Friday, stressing that natural outcome of “repression is rebellion and resistance.” Mirwaiz said that the recent statements by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and ministers in government of India were […]

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Journalists hold special prayers for Saahil  

Journalists hold special prayers for Saahil  

Srinagar: A large number of journalists on Friday participated in special prayers organized at Press enclave here in favour of Maqbool Saahil, writer, journalist, poet and author, who passed away on Tuesday due to a massive heart attack. The special prayers were organized by Federation of Working Journalists Association and the participants prayed for the […]

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Mehbooba releases Rs. Five lacs for kin of late Maqbool Saahil

Mehbooba releases Rs. Five lacs for kin of late Maqbool Saahil

JAMMU, MARCH 23: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today released cash assistance of Rs. Five lacs for the kin of late Maqbool Saahil, journalist and author, who passed away two days ago. The Chief Minister recalled the contribution of late  Saahil in preserving and promoting Pahari art and literature besides his role in strengthening local journalism in […]

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Pakistan created on ideology, not geography: Geelani

Pakistan created on ideology, not geography: Geelani

Srinagar: While hailing Pakistan for its unflinching support for Kashmir cause, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that country has been established on ideology instead of geography. In a statement issued here, the octogenarian said that every Pakistani should realize their duty to safeguard its fundamentals and ideology. Geelani asked Pakistan […]

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KEA urges UN to inteevene over reports of WPR enjoying state subjects benefits

KEA urges UN to inteevene over reports of WPR enjoying state subjects benefits

The Kashmir Economic Alliance ChairmanMr Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan has expressed serious over the news reports that numerous West Pakistan Refugees living in Jammu and Kashmir have acquired privileges which only the permanent state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir can enjoy. In a handout, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) […]

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Treatment plants of Lassipora, Samba are not working satisfactory: The Committee on Environment J&K

Treatment plants of Lassipora, Samba are not working satisfactory: The Committee on Environment J&K

Take collective measures for disposal of bio-medical waste: EC to Health Deptt JAMMU: The Committee on Environment (EC) of Jammu and Kashmir,  directed  Pollution Control Board to submit the copies of notices served to the various hospitals for not meeting the standards set by the PCB along with the action taken for disposal of bio-medical wastes collected […]

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Wrong answer keys of SET: Question Paper, answer keys set by UGC not us, KU

Wrong answer keys of SET: Question Paper, answer keys set by UGC not us, KU

Kashmir University Friday put up a clarification referring to  complaints and reports that varsity has uploaded wrong answer key of State Eligibility Test (2017-18.  Here is what KU statement said: The Question Papers are set at the national level as per the UGC guidelines by a team comprising minimum five senior faculty members of the […]

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Video: Helmatpora encounter: Funeral procession of slain special police officer

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Insurance scheme for journalists to be rolled out soon: Altaf Bukhari

Insurance scheme for journalists to be rolled out soon: Altaf Bukhari

Jammu: Minister for Finance, Education, Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday said insurance cover for journalists would be rolled out soon. Bukhari also announced that said the Categorization of newspapers would be notified within two months to ensure implementation of the revised advertisement rates. “The Government will expeditiously take all possible measures […]

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Youth injured while talking selfie

Youth injured while talking selfie

Srinagar: A youth from frontier Kupwara district was injured after he fell from hillside at Parimahal, one of the tourist places in outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday. He was saved by timely action by police. A police spokesman a youth, who fell from the hillside at Parimahal while taking selfie and was lying injured’ was […]

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Laboratory Assistant exam: SSB to make revised answer key available its portal on Mar 22, 23

Laboratory Assistant exam: SSB to make revised answer key available its portal on Mar 22, 23

Jammu: After disposing of the representations submitted by the candidates to the JKSSB on March 1st and 2nd, 2018, in respect of the CBT of the Laboratory Assistant (02 of 2017) of School Education department held in February, 2018, the revised answer key will be available for viewing of the candidates on March 22nd and […]

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‘Alert forces’ won’t let situation deteriorate, summer in Kashmir will be ‘Okay’: DGP

‘Alert forces’ won’t let situation deteriorate, summer in Kashmir will be ‘Okay’: DGP

Srinagar: Stating that summer in Kashmir will be “okay” on security point of view, Director General of Police SP Vaid on Thursday said that “there was lot of change” compared to last year in local youth taking up arms in the Valley. “Our forces are alert and they will not allow situation to spoil. This […]

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Situation in Kashmir has deteriorated in every aspect: Omar

Situation in Kashmir has deteriorated in every aspect: Omar

Beerwah: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said situation in Kashmir has deteriorated in every aspect and that the “overwhelming sense of despondency” in J&K must be replaced with hope and sustained peace to usher the State out of the “current political vacuum and morass”. Addressing a workers’ convention of the party in […]

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Reasi accident update: Class 10 student succumbs to injuries

Reasi accident update: Class 10 student succumbs to injuries

Jammu: A class 10 student injured after the bus ferrying students  met with an accident has succumbed to his injuries at Government Medical college Jammu, on Thursday. The boy has been identified as Harish son of Bitta R/o Sariya, Jhanghar, Nowshera and is aged about 15 years. “He is a class 10th student,” sources said. […]

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Speeding vehicle kills traffic cop in Baramulla, driver arrested

Speeding vehicle kills traffic cop in Baramulla, driver arrested

Baramulla : A traffic cop was killed in a road accident at Kanispora area of Baramulla in North Kashmir on Thursday after being hit by a speeding vehicle . Traffic cop identified as Mohammad Dilawar was hit by a speedy sumo at Kanispora near JET college while on duty,he was rushed to District Hospital Baramulla where […]

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HC quashes 2 PSA detention orders

HC quashes 2 PSA detention orders

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed detention order under Public Safety Act of two detainees and ordered their release from the preventive detention forthwith from the preventive custody, if not required in any other case. A bench of justice M K Hanjura quashed the detention orders passed by the deputy commissioner Pulwama […]

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3 KAS officers shifted

3 KAS officers shifted

Srinagar: The state government on Thursday ordered transfer of three KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to separate government orders, Rajinder Singh (KAS), Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Kathua, has been transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Patnitop, against an available vacancy. Ashok Kumar Sharma (KAS), Additional Secretary to the […]

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In north Kashmir girls are learning Budokon Karate, winning Gold medals but decry official apathy

In north Kashmir girls are learning Budokon Karate, winning Gold medals but decry official apathy

Thursday: In North Kashmir’s Handwara girls are learning Budokon karate along with boys. They have earned gold medals in National competition too but decry official apathy towards ‘girls learning self defence’. “We can do much better and achieve more feats than boys,” says Mehreen Naseer, herself a gold medalist. Mehreen and Nargis Jaan won Gold […]

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Despite notice, 10 IAS, 96 KAS officers fail to submit annual property details

Despite notice, 10 IAS, 96 KAS officers fail to submit annual property details

Jammu: As many ten IAS and 96 KAS officers have failed to submit their Annual Property Returns for year 2017 despite a notice to them by the government. Official sources told INS that out of 85 IAS officers from state, 75 have submitted the APRs . Similarly, out of 541 KAS officers, 445 have submitted […]

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Govt forms SPV for ISBT project Katra

Govt forms SPV for ISBT project Katra

Govt forms SPV for ISBT project Katra Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday formed a 12-member Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) headed by administrative secretary Housing and Urban Development Department for implementation of Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) Project, Katra. The committee, as per a government order issued here, the SPV has been tasked […]

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Admin faux pas?: 4-member CSC on ouster of wireless operators comprises 5 ministers

Admin faux pas?: 4-member CSC on ouster of wireless operators comprises 5 ministers

Admin faux pas?: 4-member CSC on ouster of wireless operators comprises 5 ministers Srinagar: The ruling PDP-BJP government has constituted a four-member Cabinet Sub Committee to “ensure early resolution of the cases of ousted wireless operators” in the state. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on […]

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Security guards foil attempt to loot J&K Bank branch in Shopian

Security guards foil attempt to loot J&K Bank branch in Shopian

Shopian: An attempt to loot a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Shopian district of south Kashmir has been foiled, officials said on Thursday. “During the intervening night of 21 and 22 March, unidentified burglars attempted to loot J&K Bank Branch at DK Pora of Shopian which has been foiled, an official told INS. […]

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Protest in Nowshera, member tries to set himself ablaze

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Kupwara Encounter Death Toll 10

Kupwara Encounter Death Toll 10

Srinagar: Three soldiers and two SOG personnel were killed along with five in a gunfight between them militants in the forest of Halmatpora in north Kashmir’s Kupwara. A police spokesman said that on receiving specific inputs, Police Kupwara along with 41 RR, 160 TA, 98 Bn CRPF and 162 Bn CRPF launched a search operation […]

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Video: Chattisinghpora Massacre anniversary

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Mehbooba condoles Maqbool Saahil’s demise

Mehbooba condoles Maqbool Saahil’s demise

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of journalist, author and writer, Maqbool Saahil who passed away yesterday at Srinagar. In her condolence message, the Chief Minister said the contribution made by late Maqbool Saahil in strengthening vernacular media in the State and preserving, promoting and protecting Pahari language and literature would long […]

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Video: Thyroid screening camp at Qazigund

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Death toll reaches 7 in Helmatpora encounter: Two army men, two police men killed,

Death toll reaches 7 in Helmatpora encounter: Two army men, two police men killed,

  Kupwara: Two army men and two Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel have been killed in the encounter between militants and  government forces at Check Fatehkhan, Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Death toll has reached to seven as police had earlier claimed that three militants were killed in the encounter. official sources confirmed to […]

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Label of smart city to Srinagar becoming joke: Sagar

Label of smart city to Srinagar becoming joke: Sagar

Srinagar: National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar on Wednesday alleged that the government has no policy regarding Srinagar and the label of smart city has become a joke considering the dilapidation of infrastructure and civil amenities. Sagar castigated the incumbent government’s step motherly treatment towards Srinagar city. He said that PDP, whenever it has […]

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Soldier, SOG man killed in Kupwara gunfight

Soldier, SOG man killed in Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar: A soldier and a personnel from special operation group of police were killed and three other government personnel were injured in an ongoing encounter with militants at Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday. The encounter in the area is going since yesterday after a joint team of SOG and army launched […]

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Mirwaiz Umar visits Eesa Fazili’s home

Mirwaiz Umar visits Eesa Fazili’s home

Srinagar: Chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday visited family of slain militant Eesa Fazili at their residence in Ahmadnagar, Srinagar. Mirwaiz prayed for the departed soul. He was flanked with party workers, . Eesa was killed in a brief gunfight in Hakoora village of Anantnag during the intervening night of 11-12 March along with two militants who were […]

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Video: Kupwara encounter continues on second day

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Two Assistant Professors on Medical leave at GDC Pulwama work in gulf, have raised the issue say officials

Two Assistant Professors on Medical leave at GDC Pulwama work in gulf, have raised the issue say officials

Pulwama: Two assistant professors in Degree college Pulwama have been accused of ‘drawing salary’ from college while being on ‘medical leave’. The duo are allegedly working in the gulf, officials claim they have raised the issue with higher authorities. Two assistant professors namely Rayees Ahmad shiekh s/o Abdul salam shiekh R/o uthroa and Jehangir ahmad RatherS/OGh […]

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Insha Mushtaq joins DPS Srinagar, Dir CPJ thanks school authorities

Insha Mushtaq joins DPS Srinagar, Dir CPJ thanks school authorities

Srinagar: Insha Mushtaq, who became face of the 2016 pellet mayhem on Monday joined Delhi Public School Srinagar to continue her education. The admission of Insha was facilitated by Center for Peace and Justice. Director CPJ Nadir Ali thanked princiapl DPS Vijay Dhar who, according to the organization had ‘personally helped regarding Insha’s admission’. “CPJ […]

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Kupwara operation continues, one policeman injured

Kupwara operation continues, one policeman injured

Kupwara: One policeman of Special Operation Group (SOG) has been injured in an ongoing gunfight between militants and government forces  at Check Fatehkhan, Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Officials identified the injured as Javid Ahmad who recieved bullet wounds in his leg. The army had on Tuesday claimed to have killed  four militants […]

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Govt reinstates doctor sacked for FB post

Jammu: The government on Tuesday reinstated the services of a doctor for posting an “anti-government” comment on Facebook. Dr Amit Kumar, the registrar of Government Medical College Jammu, had defied a government order that bars its employees from posting anti-government content on social media. However, he apologized later and also feigned ignorance about information on […]

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KWJA condole demise of Maqbool Sahil

KWJA condole demise of Maqbool Sahil

Srinagar: The Kashmir Working Journalists Association (KWJA) expresses grief over the demise of senior journalist and author MaqboolSahil. The KWJA said Maqbool was a prominent journalist and a poet, whose contribution to the profession, during the most testing times of Kashmir conflict can never be forgotten. His books like Shabistan-e-Wajood—which fetched him Reporters Without Borders […]