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Union Cabinet approves implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam project

NEW DELHI:  The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening approved implementation of Shahpur Kandi Dam Projecton river Ravi, which has been declared a national project. The Cabinet also approved Central Assistance of Rs 485.38 crfor the project to be provided over next five years. On completion of the project an Irrigation […]

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Panchayat Polls Phase-VIII: 8311 candidates in fray, 361 polling station declared hypersensitive

Panchayat Polls Phase-VIII: 8311 candidates in fray, 361 polling station declared hypersensitive

Jammu: Voting for Phase-VIII of Panchayat Polls-2018 will be held tomorrow at 2633 polling stations across the State including 550 in Kashmir division and 2083 in Jammu division. The timing for polling is from 8 am to 2 pm. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, 361 polling stations have been categorized as […]

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Cop’s killing: Police claims arrest of 2 militant ‘accomplices’

Cop’s killing: Police claims arrest of 2 militant ‘accomplices’

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two accomplices of militants involved in the killing of Police Officer Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir on October 28. The duo have been identified as Ansar-ul-Haq son of Bashir Ahmad Raina of Tikken Pulwama and Syed Saika Amin of Pulwama. “Vehicle used for the commission of crime has also […]

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No alliance, NC will grant regional autonomy to various regions: Farooq

No alliance, NC will grant regional autonomy to various regions: Farooq

Katra : Ruling out any alliance in the ensuing elections to Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said after voting to power, his party’s government will grant regional autonomy to various regions of the State. “National Conference has already formulated a blue-print in this regard, which will be […]

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GST returns witness substantial increase in J&K: State Taxes Deptt

GST returns witness substantial increase in J&K: State Taxes Deptt

Jammu: The State Tax Department today said that filing of returns under GST has recorded a substantial increase in the state following stepped up enforcement measures. As per an official handout, the Department has been conducting regular checking of records as well as e-way bills at various places in the state to prevent large-scale tax evasion […]

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Law School KU holds training programme on ‘Interview Techniques & CV Writing’

Law School KU holds training programme on ‘Interview Techniques & CV Writing’

Srinagar: The School of Law, University of Kashmir (KU) under the patronage of the Chief Justice, J&K High Court, Gita Mittal organised a one- day training programme on ‘Interview Techniques & CV Writing’ for the outgoing students of LLB & BA LLB in the School of Law, KU. The students from Kashmir Law College also […]

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DC Srinagar visits shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA)

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Friday visited the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani(RA) at Khanyar here to take stock of arrangements put in place for the annual Urs beginning tomorrow. The DC sought details of arrangements different departments have made for the annual Urs on the occasion. He […]

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KCC&I extends support to JCC&I on LoC traders

KCC&I extends support to JCC&I on LoC traders

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry extends its support to the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry with regard to the complaints of harassment of traders, industrialists and LOC Traders. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry continues to hold its opinion that the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax in State […]

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Governance invisible on ground, people pushed to wall: NC

Governance invisible on ground, people pushed to wall: NC

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday expressed concern over the development deficit and administrative indifference in the valley. In a statement issued from party headquarters Nawa-e -Subah, party’s Provincial Spokesperson and in-charge Kulgam Imran Nabi Dar said, “Basic governance is invisible in Kulgam. People in the area have to run from pillar to […]

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Predator Carp fish destroying various fish species in Mansar Lake

Predator Carp fish destroying various fish species in Mansar Lake

Jammu: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar was Friday informed that Carp fish have been destroying the other species in the Mansar Lake and they cannot be taken out from the body as there are religious sentiments linked to it. Kumar was attending a specially organized interaction session with forest department functionaries here at Mansar with regard to the […]

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Human rights violation to continue till army’s presence in Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Human rights violation to continue till army’s presence in Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urged people in India and world to intervene and build pressure on Government of India to call back its army, ‘lest’ Kashmir will continue to witness the “worst human rights violations.” Addressing the Friday congregational gathering at Historic Jama Masjid after being released just an hour before […]

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Baramulla: Two die in accident

Baramulla: Two die in accident

Pattan: Two persons died in road accident after the motor bicycle they were riding rammed in to a truck in Pattan area North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.  Both the bike born were rushed to local hospital where the doctors declared them brought dead. However the identity of both deceased was not known immediately. Meanwhile […]

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If Ladakh is given divisional status, so should get Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley, says Mehbooba Mufti

If Ladakh is given divisional status, so should get Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley, says Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that Governor Satya Pal Malik was encroaching the democratic space in the state. Mehbooba said that the governor is issuing orders that are not in the favour of common man. She said that if Ladakh is given a divisional status then Pir Panchal, and […]

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Mainstream parties responsible for creating rumour on transfer of Guv: Shaheen 

Mainstream parties responsible for creating rumour on transfer of Guv: Shaheen 

SRINAGAR: Taking a dig on mainstream political parties of Kashmir Valley for creating rumour among the people of Jammu and Kashmir state over transfer of Governor S P Malik, Janta Dal (United) JD(U) State President G M Shaheen on Friday appreciated the role of Governor S P Malik for initiating the stern action against the […]

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Friday: Clashes at Jamia Masjid, protests in Hyderpora

Friday: Clashes at Jamia Masjid, protests in Hyderpora
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Burglars strke in night, loot five shops in Baramulla

Burglars strke in night, loot five shops in Baramulla

Baramulla: Burglars have looted several shops in  Baramulla district’s Jadeed Market during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Reports said that shutters of at least five shops were broken and things looted. Police has registered a case in this matter and investigation launched.

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Protest in Pulwama against PDD

  Pulwama: Residents of Gousia colony degree college road in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district protested against the non availability of electricity transformer. The residents assembled blocked Pulwama-Srinagar road near degree college and raised slogans against PDD (Power Development Department) Residents said that despite frequent requests to officials they have turned deaf ears to their pleas.

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Soldier who allegedly shot UP cop fled to Kashmir: reports

Soldier who allegedly shot UP cop fled to Kashmir: reports

UTTAR PRADESH: A soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of a police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday.  NDTV reported that  Jeetu Fauji, an army jawan posted in Srinagar, is suspected to have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, say sources. The report […]

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JK Cements Employees protest, demanding release of salaries

JK Cements Employees protest, demanding release of salaries

By  BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama : Jammu & Kashmir Cements Employees Association, protested in Pampore on Friday, and were demanding their pending salaries and other funds. The protesting employees protested inside the JK Cement factory in Khrew area of Pampore with slogans against authorities for failing to provide them with salaries. They said that their “five months” salary […]

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Ex-MLAs evicted from MLA hostel Srinagar, hostel rooms allotted to municipal councillors, corporators

Ex-MLAs evicted from MLA hostel Srinagar, hostel rooms allotted to municipal councillors, corporators

Srinagar: Ex-MLAs including the MLAs of dissolved assembly were on Thursday evicted from MLA Hostel Srinagar on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam. Former speaker assembly and senior National Conference (NC) leader Mohammad Akbar Lone has condemned the eviction of Ex-MLAs and termed the action illegal and unlawful, saying that, “MLA […]

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Panchayat Polls-2018: 7959 candidates in fray for Phase-8, 9

Panchayat Polls-2018: 7959 candidates in fray for Phase-8, 9

JAMMU: For the final two phases of the extended 9-Phase Panchayat Polls,7959 candidates are in the fray. Voting and counting for the last two phases will be held on 8th and 11th December. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for penultimate Phase-VIII, 1333 candidates are in the fray for 483 Sarpanch Halqas and 5695 candidates […]

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Kashmir: Srinagar freezes at minus 4 Degrees Celsius

Kashmir: Srinagar freezes at minus 4 Degrees Celsius

Srinagar: Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar Friday witnessed coldest night of the season at minus 4 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. The weather office: “The temperatures dropped due to clear night sky. During the next 48 hours, the state’s higher reaches are likely to receive light snow as a Western Disturbance is expected to become active […]

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Full Text of Drabu’s letter: ‘Working with Mufti Made Me realise That politics Is Not The ‘Last Refuge Of Scoundrels!’

Full Text of Drabu’s letter: ‘Working with Mufti Made Me realise That politics Is Not The ‘Last Refuge Of Scoundrels!’

It has been exactly four and a half years since I joined the J&K PDP. I can’t say that I enjoyed every moment of it. But when I look back at it, it has been an enriching and enlightening association. During this sojourn into politics, I successfully contested an election under the political and ideological […]

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Drabu ‘Bids Adieu’ To PDP, Says ‘Another Phase Of Life Is Over’

Drabu ‘Bids Adieu’ To PDP, Says ‘Another Phase Of Life Is Over’

Srinagar: Dr Haseeb Drabu, who was unceremoniously shunted as finance minister while PDP-BJP government was in power, on Wednesday resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “Even though I have not been a dissident — you are aware I had resigned from the cabinet, assembly and party nearly two years ago which you didn’t accept […]

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Govt accords sanction for reconstitution of Board of Directors of KVIB

Jammu: The Governor’s Administration on Wednesday accorded sanction to the appointment of Vice Chairperson including non-official members in the constitution of Board of Directors of J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB). According to the order issued by Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Shailendra Kumar, Dr HinaShafi Bhat D/O Mohammad Shafi Bhat shall be the […]

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2 NC, 2 Congress MLCs complete term, accorded farewell

Jammu: Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, senior officers and staff of the Council Secretariat today accorded warm send off to four outgoing members of the Upper House on the completion of their term, here today. A grand function was organized for the outgoing members Ghulam Nabi Monga, (INC), Sham Lal Baghat […]

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Candlelight protest held on the JRL call in parts of Srinagar

In view of the Human Rights Week called by Joint Resistance Leadership, a number of candle light vigil protests were held in different places of Kashmir Valley on Thursday evening. People from several places including Old City Nawa Kadal, Chatabal Veer, Bemina Crossing, Hakar Mulla Budgam and other places assembled and staged candle light protest […]

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LoC flare up: Army man killed in Machil sector

LoC flare up: Army man killed in Machil sector

Srinagar: An army soldier was killed in alleged Pakistan army firing along LoC in Machil area of Kupwara in northern Kashmir. An army spokesperson said that an army personnel who was injured in the firing has succumbed to injuries. “Pakistan violated the ceasefire at around 10:45 am today,” he said, adding that the Indian troops […]

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NIA court issues production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, aides

NIA court issues production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, aides

New Delhi: A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday issued a production warrant against Aasiya Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda, and Naheeda Nasreen of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, after taking cognizance of recent charge sheet against them. The NIA court has issued the production warrant against the three accused women for December 12. The production warrant is […]

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Issue of turning JK Bank into PSU aimed to evade CBI probe over flaw in insurance scheme: Sanjay Saraf

Issue of turning JK Bank into PSU aimed to evade CBI probe over flaw in insurance scheme: Sanjay Saraf

by Ovais Gull Srinagar: Lok Jankshakti Party (LJP) National spokesperson and youth president, Sanjay Saraf on Thursday said that the issue of turning JK Bank into PSU was raked up only to evade the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) probe into the ‘flaw in insurance scheme’. Addressing a presser here at Kashmir Press Club, Saraf told reporters […]

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CUK’s SLS organizes orientation programme

CUK’s SLS organizes orientation programme

Srinagar: In pursuance of the initiative of placement of Law students in corporate sector, an orientation programme was organized at Nowgam-I, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) as a joint venture of School of Legal Studies, CUK, Department of Law, University of Kashmir and Principal District and Session Judge, Srinagar here on Wednesday. Speaking on the […]

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LoC flare up: India Pakistan army trade gunfire at Machil

LoC flare up: India Pakistan army trade gunfire at Machil

Kupwara: The armies of India and Pakistan on Thursday afternoon exchanged heavy gunfire along Line of control  in Machil of northern Kahsmirs Kupwara district.  Officials sources said that, The Pakistani troopers targeted the Indian Army posts along Line of control in  Machil which was retaliated heavily by Indian Army. Local sources said that, two armies […]

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Panic grips Budgam’s Rawalpora Wanabal area after leapord spotted

Panic grips Budgam’s Rawalpora Wanabal area after leapord spotted

By Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: Fear has taken over Rawalpora Wanbal localities of central Kashmir’s Budgam district after few locals spotted  leopard in the residential area. “After getting the information about the presence of locals our team including warden and range officer reached the area in the wee hours and  four trapping cages were laid at four […]

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Zakir Musa spotted in Punjab in Turban, Firozabad and Bathinda put on high alert: Reports

Zakir Musa spotted in Punjab in Turban, Firozabad and Bathinda put on high alert: Reports

Srinagar: Firozabad and Bathinda regions were put on high alert on Thursday morning after AGH chief Zakir Musa was spotted in Punjab, nearly three weeks after the Amritsar grenade attack, News 18 reported. The militant was spotted wearing a Sikh turban.   The grenade attack took place in November while the state was on high alert […]

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India, Pak armies exchange gunfire along LoC in northern Kashmir’s Uri

India, Pak armies exchange gunfire along LoC in northern Kashmir’s Uri

Srinagar: The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire along LoC in Uri in northern Kashmir’s Baramulla district during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Reports said that the two armies exchanged mortar shelling Kamalkot area of Uri. However, no loss of life or injury to any person was reported in the incident. Wednesday morning […]

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Minimum temperatures below freezing point across Kashmir valley

Minimum temperatures below freezing point across Kashmir valley

Srinagar: Minimum temperatures remained below freezing point in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday as an intense cold wave continued across the Ladakh region with Leh recording minus 8.6 degrees Celsius, Met said. It will be partly cloudy in the valley for the next 24 hours till Friday, a Jammu and Kashmir Met official said. The minimum […]

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People who killed cops in Kashmir are terrorists, in UP they are heroes: Omar

People who killed cops in Kashmir are terrorists, in UP they are heroes: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Vice President, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday, reacting to the Bulandshahr incident where a mob attacked and killed policemen over allegations of cow slaughter, stated that the killers would be eulogized by the ruling party as ‘heroes’, while in Kashmir, such people are called ‘terrorists’. In a tweet, he said, while sharing a […]

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14,926 deaths due to potholes on roads in India in 5 years, SC expresses concern

14,926 deaths due to potholes on roads in India in 5 years, SC expresses concern

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over 14,926 people being killed in accidents due to potholes on roads across the country in the last five years. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said a large number of deaths caused due to potholes was “unacceptable” and was “probably more than those killed on […]

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Former GoC HS Panag: Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

Former GoC HS Panag: Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

Srinagar: The current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly in the Valley, is a classic example of our dithering political strategy, former GoC Northern and Central command Lt Gen HS Panag has said. Gen Panag in a column for The Print wrote that the Indian Army had created an enabling environment for politics to take centre […]

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Governor didn’t attend SKIMS function as he’s unwell: Official Statement

Governor didn’t attend SKIMS function as he’s unwell: Official Statement

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik could not attend  SKIMS Soura Annual day function in Srinagar on  Wednesday morning as he was unwell, an official spokesman said. “Infact, Governor was already scheduled to go to New Delhi after attending function at SKIMS in Srinagar for  medical consultations but had to prepone his departure  because of medical […]

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Woman dies of teargas suffocation in Hajin, Police denies

Bandipora: An elderly women died allegedly due to suffocation caused by tear and pepper gas used by government forces in Hajin town of Bandipora district in North Kashmir here on Wednesday. The Police however denied the allegations. There were large scale teargas shelling and pepper gas used by police to quell protesters in the Hajin. […]

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Panchayat Polls: 7959 candidates in fray for last 2 Phases

Panchayat Polls: 7959 candidates in fray for last 2 Phases

Jammu: For the final two phases of the extended 9-Phase Panchayat Polls,7959 candidates are in the fray. Voting and counting for the last two phases will be held on 8th and 11th December. According to the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra, for penultimate Phase-VIII, 1333 candidates are in the fray for 483 Sarpanch Halqas […]

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SKIMS playing vital role in JK’s healthcare sector: Advisor Kumar

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today said the annual day of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura was a day of commemoration, celebration, thanksgiving and patting each other for the creation of such an institute which has played a tremendous role in filling critical healthcare gaps in the State. K Vijay Kumar said […]

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World Soil Day observed in Shopian

Shopian: World soil day was organised by KVK Shopian in collaboration with department of Agriculture Shopian at Deputy Commissioner’s office complex on Wednesday. On the occasion, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Shopian Dr Majid Jahangir who was the chief guest said that the aim of the World Soil Day is to make people aware about the protection […]

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Look forward to Assembly elections at an earliest: Farooq

Look forward to Assembly elections at an earliest: Farooq

Srinagar: Jammu and National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday he looks forward to elections for the state assembly at an earliest even as he welcomed the positive approach of Pakistan’s leadership on resolving long pending issues with government of India. Farooq who was speaking at the annual day celebrations of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of […]

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Hajin youth joins militant ranks, picture holding AK- 47 goes viral

Hajin youth joins militant ranks, picture holding AK- 47 goes viral

by Nasir Khuehami Bandipora: A picture of a missing youth from north Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district, in which he is holding an AK 47 rifle had gone viral on social media here on today. Sources said that, after more than three months, the picture of the missing youth appeared on social media in […]

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Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Uri, Army man injured 

Indo Pak armies trade gunfire in Uri, Army man injured 

  Uri: An army man was injured in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Uri Sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Official sources told Pakistani troops attacked army posts at Kamalkote in Uri today morning. In the incident one Army man suffered injuries and has been hospitilized. The soldiers manning […]

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Kashmir traders body holds protest against ‘human rights’ violations

Kashmir traders body holds protest against ‘human rights’ violations

Srinagar: The Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation Wednesday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar against the “human rights violations” in the Valley. Scores of members of the trade body assembled in press enclave and raised slogans “human rights violations” in Kashmir. Reports said that police detained some of the traders who were leading the protest. The […]

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Kashmir, Ladakh under cold wave grip: Srinagar freezes at -3, Leh shivers at -11

Kashmir, Ladakh under cold wave grip: Srinagar freezes at -3, Leh shivers at -11

  An unabated cold wave is sweeping through the valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir with temperatures settling belowe freezing point. The minimum temperatures dropped several notches below freezing point, the Met said, adding “The night temperatures are likely to drop further in the coming three to four days as the weather is […]

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Aiming to break price barrier between people & curiosity SKUAST’s Faculty of Fisheries holds two days workshop on Foldscope

Aiming to break price barrier between people & curiosity SKUAST’s Faculty of Fisheries holds two days workshop on Foldscope

  Srinagar: Aiming to break price barrier between people & curiosity SKUAST’s Faculty of Fisheries organized two days workshop on Foldscope with about 95 participants given hands on training on the assembly and its usage. 15 Participants from State Fisheries Deptt. along with scientists and Post Graduate Students of faculty of Fisheries participated in the workshop. […]