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Soz welcomes Rajnath’s statement

Soz welcomes Rajnath’s statement

Srinagar: Senior Congress leader Prof Saif-ud-din Soz on Saturday welcomed the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh’s assertion wherein he had stated that ‘the Union would succeed in finding a permanent solution to the Kashmir dispute’. In a statement issued to KNS, Soz said, “I welcome Home Minister Raj Nath Singh’s assertion that the Union would […]

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Women have borne the brunt of turmoil: Omar Abdullah

Women have borne the brunt of turmoil: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the brave, resilient women of the State have borne the brunt of turmoil, uncertainty and instability in the State and strived against all odds to be an integral part of the State’s movement towards prosperity and peace. Addressing a Women’s Convention organized by National Conference […]

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KU postpones all exams scheduled on Friday

KU postpones all exams scheduled on Friday

Srinagar: In view of concerns expressed by students vis-a-vis transportation, all Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on June 09, 2017 (Friday) are postponed, a statement issued here by KU said. Fresh dates will be announced separately later.

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Closing educational institutions quiet ironic: Mirwaiz

Closing educational institutions quiet ironic: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: A joint meeting of APHC Executive Committee, General Council and Working Committee Members was Thursday held at the party’s Rajbagh headquarters. The meeting was presided over by the chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and attended by the Executive Members including Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Musadiq […]

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Donate towards TeH for carrying its mission: Geelani

Donate towards TeH for carrying its mission: Geelani

Srinagar: Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH), Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday in his fervent appeal to the people and resourceful person of the society to donate towards Tehreek-e-Hurriyat for carrying its mission. Geelani said that Tehreek-e-Hurriyat has always pursued the noble mission of helping unprivileged and those in distress. While appealing for charity donations for the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat […]

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Around 30,000 applications received under RTI Act: CIC

Around 30,000 applications received under RTI Act: CIC

Srinagar: Stating that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are still unaware about the RTI act, the state Chief information Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Thursday said that they have received at least 30, 000 applications under the act in past one year. Ganie while talking to KNS correspondent Tasaduq Rashid on the sidelines of the […]

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Shabir Shah hails UNHRC’s concern on Kashmir

Shabir Shah hails UNHRC’s concern on Kashmir

Srinagar: Incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday hailed the concern expressed by UNHRC over the grave situation in Kashmir. In a statement issued to KNS, Shah said that “New Delhi and the state government have always been trying to cover up the human rights violations taking place in the occupied […]

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Following CMs wish, J&K Bank appoints widows of slain private security guards

Following CMs wish, J&K Bank appoints widows of slain private security guards

Srinagar: In a significant move, J&K Bank has granted jobs to the widows of two private security guards Javaid Ahmed Bhat and Muzaffar Ahmad, who were killed last month by unidentified gunmen while manning the cash van in Kulgam. Both these guards were employees of a private security firm working under an arrangement with bank. […]

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Thousands attend funeral of Shopian youth; scores injured in clashes

Thousands attend funeral of Shopian youth; scores injured in clashes

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Wednesday attended the funeral prayers of youth namely Adil Farooq who was killed in government forces firing yesterday at Shopian district of South Kashmir while scores of youth and policemen were injured in clashes against the killing amid shutdown in Shopian and Pulwama districts. According to GNS correspondent, thousands of […]

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Cabinet approves review of strength, composition of Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service

Cabinet approves review of strength, composition of Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service

SRINAGAR, JUNE 7: To remove stagnation of State Police Service officers, belonging to various wings/cadres, the Cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today approved review of the strength and composition of the Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service based on the proposal of the Home Department and the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee […]

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Creation of JK Police service cadre/ increase in Selection grade constable quota

Creation of JK Police service cadre/ increase in Selection grade constable quota

Srinagar, June 07: Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid has hailed the government decisions regarding creation of Jammu and Kashmir Police Service cadre and also the increase in selection grade Constable quota from 25 per cent to 50 per cent. DGP in his tweets, while thanking the government for the decisions, has congratulated the […]

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More from Cabinet

More from Cabinet

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the enhancement of the percentage of posts of Selection Grade Constables to 50%, from the existing 25% at constabulary level and upgradation of pay scale of Selection Grade Constable from existing grade pay of Rs.2100/- to grade pay of Rs.2400/- in […]

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Youth being suffocated by repressive policies: Omar

Youth being suffocated by repressive policies: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the youth of the State were being suffocated by repressive policies of the present Government. Addressing an impressive youth convention at National Conference Head Office, ‘Nawa-e-Subha’ in Srinagar, Omar Abdullah exhorted youth activists of the party’s Youth Wing to lead efforts to bring about Change […]

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Civilian Killings: Government fails to submit report before SHRC

Civilian Killings: Government fails to submit report before SHRC

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Government has failed to submit a report on the circumstances leading to civilian killings on April 9 this year – the day when by-polls were held for Srinagar Parliamentary seat. Chairman State Human Rights Commission Retired Justice Bilal Nazki earlier had directed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and State Police Chief to file a […]

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Police officer named main accused in Baramulla assault case

Police officer named main accused in Baramulla assault case

Baramulla: Police officer named as main accused in 2015 assault case. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued a notice on Tuesday in a case relating to ‘serious’ assault by the police on 22 year old Javaid Ahmad Lone of Qazi Hamam, Baramulla town in North Kashmir. The Court sought Status report from the […]

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KPS caderisation: Cabinet to decide on CSC recommendations tomorrow

KPS caderisation: Cabinet to decide on CSC recommendations tomorrow

Srinagar: The cabinet sub-committee which met on Monday about caderisation of Kashmir Police Service (KPS) into Indian Police Service (IPS) has sent its recommendation to the two PDP ministers who did not attend the meeting yesterday and the Home Secretary. “The four ministers of the sub-committee who attended the meeting signed the recommendations. Now, the […]

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No one sleeps on footpaths in Kashmir or looks for food in dustbins: DeM

No one sleeps on footpaths in Kashmir or looks for food in dustbins: DeM

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Tuesday said that arbitrary raids by India’s ‘National Investigating Agency’ (NIA) on the resistance leadership and the businessmen in Kashmir and keeping the schools and colleges shut are the acts done to malign the image, harm the economy and education of Kashmiris. In a statement, the DeM general secretary, Nahida Nasreen, […]

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In a first Govt extends accreditation facility to representatives of online news portals

In a first Govt extends accreditation facility to representatives of online news portals

SRINAGAR: Given the vast growth and reach of the online news media, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to extend accreditation facility to the news media representatives of the online News Portals operating in the State. The News Media Accreditation Policy-2017 notified by the government on Monday has replaced the two-decade old Press Accreditation […]

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Chief Justice administers oath to newly appointed judges of JK High Court

Chief Justice administers oath to newly appointed judges of JK High Court

SRINAGAR, JUNE 6: Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed today administered oath of office to three newly appointed judges of J&K High Court at a modest oath ceremony held in the Court Room of the Chief Justice here at High Court Complex. The Judges who took oath of office […]

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HC issues notice to Govt to file response to PIL on Koul Commission

HC issues notice to Govt to file response to PIL on Koul Commission

Srinagar: The High Court Monday Monday issued a notice to the government to file objections to the petition filed by a social activists on making public the report submitted by Justice (Retd) Moti Lal Koul Commission on the civilian killings of 2010. Chief Justice of High Court Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magray […]

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By NIA raids, GoI’s accepted political defeat in JK: Resistance leaders

By NIA raids, GoI’s accepted political defeat in JK: Resistance leaders

Srinagar: The Joint resistance leadership said that the scheduled meeting between them and members of business community was barred by the anti Kashmir ruling regime through force, while Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest and all roads leading to his house firmly sealed. Mirwaiz Umar was once again put under house arrest […]

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NIA raids, fake reporting conspired to crush Kashmir economy: KEA

NIA raids, fake reporting conspired to crush Kashmir economy: KEA

Srinagar: The Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan has termed the NIA raids on business houses in Kashmir and the related fake reporting by some New Delhi based channels a conspiracy to crush economy of Kashmir. Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation (KTMF) said after wounding the people of […]

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Hoteliers, travel associations condemn NIA raids on businessmen

Hoteliers, travel associations condemn NIA raids on businessmen

‘Srinagar: The Valley hoteliers and travel agents associations Monday condemned the raids conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the residences of businessmen in the valley. Addressing a joint presser of various organizations including TAAK, TASK, Urban Travel Agents Association (UTAA), Houseboat Owners Association, Indian Travel Operators Association (IOTA) (Kashmir chapter), Hoteliers Club, Kashmir […]

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Govt extends term of State Press Accreditation Committee

Govt extends term of State Press Accreditation Committee

Srinagar: The Government has extended the term of the existing State Press Accreditation Committee (SPAC) by one year in view of the fact that no meeting of the Committee could be convened last year due to revision of the Press Accreditation Rules. The Government today also notified the new State News Media Accreditation Policy-2017 to […]

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Delegation from MHRD, IIM Lucknow visits Kashmir

Delegation from MHRD, IIM Lucknow visits Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Monday said that the state government is committed to provide quality education and state of the art infrastructural facilities to the students of Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated by Bukhari during a meeting with the officials of from Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) […]

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Zakir Musa disassociates himself from masked men

Zakir Musa disassociates himself from masked men

Srinagar: Militant commander Zakir Musa today disassociated himself from a group of masked men who appeared in a video claiming to be from his group and dared them to come in front of him along with weapons. In his fresh audio clip, Musa said that from past days a video of some masked men was […]

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NIA raids continue on second day in Kashmir, Jammu

NIA raids continue on second day in Kashmir, Jammu

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths Sunday continued its raids on the residential house as of separatists and businessmen in Srinagar. NIA officials said that many more locations were raided today in Kashmir, Haryana and Delhi on the traders and separatists. “In continuation of yesterday’s searches at multiple locations in Kashmir, Delhi and Haryana, the […]

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Witch hunt, terrorization against leadership and business community despicable: Resistance leadership

Witch hunt, terrorization against leadership and business community despicable: Resistance leadership

Srinagar: Joint resistance leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued today said that the policy of witch hunt and terrorization launched by the Indian state against the resistance leadership and the business community of the valley to defame and weaken the people’s political struggle and […]

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NIA is unnecessarily harassing TeH leadership, its activists: Geelani

NIA is unnecessarily harassing TeH leadership, its activists: Geelani

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, Sunday said that Indian authorities, its agencies and particularly NIA is unnecessarily harassing Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leadership and its activists. According to a statement issued to KNS, reacting sharply over raids conducted by (NIA), Geelani said that they have been given this task just to drag and involve leadership […]

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Indian leadership started an economic war against Kashmiris: Yasin Malik

Indian leadership started an economic war against Kashmiris: Yasin Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday said that from mass killings to state sponsored economic terrorism against Kashmiris, so called Indian democracy stands fully exposed in Jammu Kashmir. “The hatemongering leadership of a country whose prime time television holds debates on good health and red cheeks of Kashmiris should […]

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Hurriyat (M) condemns NIA raids

Hurriyat (M) condemns NIA raids

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly condemned the arbitrary and coercive act of raiding the house of its Media Adviser Shahid-ul-Islam and others pro-freedom activists and some members of business community by the Indian NIA in a bid to harass and scare the resistance leadership from representing the people’s sentiments and their just political struggle. […]

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Two soldiers killed, four injured in Highway attack

Two soldiers killed, four injured in Highway attack

Srinagar: Two army men were killed and four others injured when militants ambushed Srinagar-bound army convoy at Qazigund along National Highway Saturday. According to sources, militants ambushed an army vehicle part of a Srinagar-bound convoy today at around 11:30 am near Toll Post Lower Monda on Srinagar-Jammu Highway. The firing by militants left six soldiers […]

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Two injured in Pakistan shelling along LoC in Poonch

Two injured in Pakistan shelling along LoC in Poonch

Poonch: Two persons including a woman were injured as Pakistani troopers restored to heavy shelling along Line of Control in Poonch district. According to official sources, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire and resorted to shelling in Qasba, Gunterian and Kirni villages of Poonch sector. The sources said that the shelling started during night hours and left […]

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Youth of J&K second to none in talent, dedication: Omar Abdullah

Youth of J&K second to none in talent, dedication: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: National Conference working President, Omar Abdullah Saturday congratulated the successful candidates in the civil services examination and said the youth of J&K were second to none in talent and dedication. Extending his felicitations to the young students and their families, Omar Abdullah said the encouraging trend of youth from the State proving their mettle […]

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NIA raids houses of resistance leaders, businessmen; seize cash, documents

NIA raids houses of resistance leaders, businessmen; seize cash, documents

Srinagar: National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Saturday raided houses of over dozen resistance leaders and businessmen in Srinagar in connection with alleged hawala funding from abroad. Sources told news agency GNS that the NIA sleuths who are camping in Srinagar from past several days after launching Preliminary Enquiry (PE) into alleged hawala funding to resistance […]

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NIA raids won’t deter us: joint resistance leadership

NIA raids won’t deter us: joint resistance leadership

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership Saturday while strongly condemning the raids by NIA said such raids won’t deter them from ‘pursuing the mission for freedom’. Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, Saturday in a joint statement said that “Indian government is frustrated to the extent that they frame and arrest the […]

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Hizb claims responsibility of Kulgam attack

Hizb claims responsibility of Kulgam attack

Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Saturday claimed responsibility of an attack at Nadigam Kulgam and said that the militants who carried out the attack will be given cash reward. In a tele-statement KNS, the Hizb operational spokesman, Burhan-ud-din said, “The outfit militants carried out the attack successfully, which resulted in the killing of four troopers and injured seven […]

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LeT lauds militants for Qazigund attack

LeT lauds militants for Qazigund attack

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) on Saturday lauded the militants for carrying out a ‘successful ambush operation against Indian forces’ in Lower Munda area of Qazi Gund. In an e-mailed statement issued to KNS, the LeT Spokesman, Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi while quoting the outfit chief, Mehmood Shah as saying, “The real reward remains with Allah SWT, however […]

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Consumers to get additional one kg of sugar during Holy Ramadhan

Consumers to get additional one kg of sugar during Holy Ramadhan

ANANTNAG, JUNE 3: The Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information Department, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today reviewed the functioning of Food, Civil Services and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Legal Metrology Department (LMD) and Department of Information and Public Relation (DIPR) of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts, here at Dak Bungalow, Anantnag. The […]

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Indiscriminate shelling in Islamabad glaring example of ‘state sponsored terrorism’: Malik

Indiscriminate shelling in Islamabad glaring example of ‘state sponsored terrorism’: Malik

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday said that termed Friday’s ‘indiscriminate shelling’ at Islamabad town, which destroyed many residential houses and business establishments and caused loss of crores of rupees to common people as ‘state sponsored terrorism unleashed by police and other occupational forces’. In a statement issued to […]

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UN should take practical steps to resolve Kashmir: Shabir Shah

UN should take practical steps to resolve Kashmir: Shabir Shah

Srinagar: Incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday said though the concern expressed by the UN over Kashmir is “satisfactory” but the world body should rise above the rhetorical statements on Kashmir and take practical steps to resolve the long-pending dispute. In a statement issued to KNS, Shah said the […]

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Kashmiri youth being forced to quit studies, pick guns: Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir

Kashmiri youth being forced to quit studies, pick guns: Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir

Srinagar: Chairman of Ummat e Islami Jammu Kashmir and Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, while condemning the use of force on Friday against the civilians, including traders in Islamabad, Saturday said that government’s ‘brutal scare tactics’ will not deter people from demanding their right to self determination. “Clashes and protests had erupted in […]

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Er Rasheed condemns NIA raids

Er Rasheed condemns NIA raids

Handwara: Condemning NIA raids on pro-resistance leaders and few prominent businessmen, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that all such moves are aimed at making Kashmiris to shut their mouth and surrender their rights, however New Delhi needs to learn that whatsoever is happening in Kashmir is not creation of any individual, […]

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Mehbooba congratulates Bilal Mohiuddin, others for making it to prestigious civil services

Mehbooba congratulates Bilal Mohiuddin, others for making it to prestigious civil services

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has congratulated Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat and 13 other candidates from Jammu & Kashmir for having cracked the prestigious civil services examinations this year. The results of the civil services (main) examination were declared yesterday by the UPSC in which around 14 candidates from the State have made it to the […]

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Munir-ul-Islam is new Director Info, Sarmad Hafez is MD JKTDC

Munir-ul-Islam is new Director Info, Sarmad Hafez is MD JKTDC

Srinagar: The state government has ordered various transfers in different districts of Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. As per four transfer orders, at least 16 officers have been transferred, which include seven district commissioners. As per government order no. 698-GAD of 2017, Sarmad Hafeez, IAS(JK:2009), Labour Commissioner, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, […]

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Cabinet likely to meet on June 6

Cabinet likely to meet on June 6

Srinagar: The PDP-BJP Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is likely to meet on Tuesday (June 6) where important decisions are to be taken by the government. Sources in the government told KNS that the cabinet that will meet in Civil Secretariat on June 6 will give a nod to new industrial policy which […]

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DGP congratulates police ward, others for qualifying UPSC

DGP congratulates police ward, others for qualifying UPSC

Srinagar: Director General of Police, Dr. S.P Vaid has congratulated police ward Suhail Qasim Mir son of Mohammad Qasim and his family for qualifying UPSC, the results of which were declared yesterday. According to the statement issued to KNS, Suhail Qasim of 26 years age, is a son of Head Constable Mohammad Qasim Mir, who […]

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Implement recommendations presented in House Committee reports: GAD

Implement recommendations presented in House Committee reports: GAD

SRINAGAR: The General Administration Department (GAD) today issued a circular impressing upon the Administrative Secretaries of all the departments to strictly adhere to Rule 308-A of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly. As per Rule 308-A, the Government is bound to implement the recommendations contained in a […]

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After four days, normal life resumes in Kashmir barring Pulwama

After four days, normal life resumes in Kashmir barring Pulwama

Srinagar: Normal life resumed in Kashmir Wednesday after three days of shutdown and curfew-like restrictions following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat in an encounter in Tral on Saturday. Shops, business units, offices opened today, while traffic was moving normally on major roads in Srinagar and other towns in the Valley. The Srinagar-Jammu […]

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Geelani rejects bilateral talks

Geelani rejects bilateral talks

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday out rightly rejected bilateral talks and said that there will be no talks till India accepts Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory. We’ll never beg for talks, said Geelani and added that authorities in Delhi are irrational, following fanatical dogma, lack political understanding and are not […]