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Indian Envoy To Nepal Meets Governor

Indian Envoy To Nepal Meets Governor

Jammu: Manjeev Singh Puri, Indian Ambassador to Nepal met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Puri discussed various possibilities for strengthening socio-economic and cultural bonds between J&K and Nepal.

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LS Polls: 9.7 per cent voter turn out till 1 pm in Anantnag

Srinagar: Less than ten percent of the 5.30 lakh electorate of Anantnag district in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency of Jammu and Kashmir exercised their franchise in the first six hours of polling on Tuesday. The overall poll percentage in Anantnag at 1 pm was 9.7 per cent, an official spokesman said. Nearly three per […]

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Students irked as school surroundings turn into garbage dumping site in Maharajpora Sopore

Students irked as school surroundings turn into garbage dumping site in Maharajpora Sopore

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore:  Students of Govt middle school Mahrajpora Sopore area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district are suffering badly as the surroundings of the school have been turned into an open garbage dumping site. Health hazards have increased as foul smell has spread in the locality and stray dogs roam around the area.  The […]

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LS Polls: 2.56 percent votes cast till 10 am in Anantnag

LS Polls: 2.56 percent votes cast till 10 am in Anantnag

Srinagar:  2.56 Percent of votes have been cast till 10 am in district Anantnag in the first phase of three phased election for Anantnag parliamentary seat. According to officials Kokernag had 2.56 %, Dooru1.49 %, Shangus  1.53 %, Anantnag 1.00 %, Bijbehara  1.00 %, and Pahalgam recorded 1.90 % of voting. The polling is underway […]

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Farooq Ahmad Lone Among 6 Officers Transferred, Kansal given additional charge

Farooq Ahmad Lone Among 6 Officers Transferred, Kansal given additional charge

Srinagar: The State government on Tuesday ordered transfer of six officers in the interest of administration and two separate orders in this effect were passed with concurrence from election commission amid model code of conduct. According to the first order issued here, Farooq Ahmad Lone (IAS), Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, looking alter the work […]

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Vote to give your anger a voice, Omar urges voters in Anantnag

Vote to give your anger a voice, Omar urges voters in Anantnag

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday urged people of Anantnag to “come out and vote to give your anger a voice”. “To the voters of Anantnag, please don’t reward the death, destruction & deceit of the last 4 years by staying home & boycotting the election. Come out […]

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NIA court releases Kashmiri student in ‘Jalandhar terror attack’ case

NIA court releases Kashmiri student in ‘Jalandhar terror attack’ case

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mohali discharged a Kashmiri student arrested in connection with the “Jalandhar terror attack”. Special NIA judge Nirbhow Singh Gill issued Danish Rehman Sofi’s release order on Monday, Times of India reported. Danish was arrested on October 19, 2018, a week after Punjab Police and special operations group […]

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LS Polls Anantnag: Clashes erupt in Damhal, Brinty areas, stone pelting on polling stations

LS Polls Anantnag: Clashes erupt in Damhal, Brinty areas, stone pelting on polling stations

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Clashes have erupted in Damhal area in Kokernag, and in Brinty Dyalgam were protesters have resorted to stone pelting on polling booths on Tuesday.  According to INS correspondent the two polling stations were stone pelted and clashes between the forces and protesters ensued. On Monday evening at least five polling booths were […]

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Kashmir observes shutdown for Yasin Malik

Kashmir observes shutdown for Yasin Malik

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir Valley on the call by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the “ill-treatment” meted out to the ailing incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik at New Delhi and also against the ongoing “aggression” of NIA and ED against Kashmiri resistance leaders, activists, senior businessmen, trade union leaders, […]

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1.43% voting in Anantnag 

1.43% voting in Anantnag 

Srinagar: The number of people eligible to vote in Lok Sabha polls for Anantnag district stands at 5,29,256 and of them a meager 1.43 percent came out to vote in the south Kashmir district in first two hours of polling on Tuesday. The District is spread over 6 Assembly segments comprising Anantnag, Dooru, Kokernag, Shangus, […]

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Two killed after ‘short-circuit’ in community transformer in Poonch

Two killed after ‘short-circuit’ in community transformer in Poonch

Jammu: A follower in police and a civilian were killed due to electrocution to short circuit of 33KV transformer in Poonch district early Tuesday morning. Reports said that the follower–Faiz (40) son of Mohammad Sharif and a civilian Mohammad Shabir (38) son of Abdul Rahim died on spot after they came in touch with live […]

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Highway To Remain Closed For Fresh Traffic Tomorrow: Officials  

Highway To Remain Closed For Fresh Traffic Tomorrow: Officials  

Srinagar: The authorities on Monday said that only stranded traffic would be allowed to ply on Srinagar- Jammu, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, on Tuesday. “Keeping in view of  intermittent landslide/shooting stones at Monkey Morh, only  stranded             vehicles between Ramban- Jawahar Tunnel stretch shall be allowed towards Jammu […]

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Govt refutes remuneration enhancement order

 Jammu: Government on Monday disproved a order circulated on social media regarding enhancement of remuneration in favour of lectures and teachers and said that no such order has been issued. Higher Education Department said that the order circulated on social media regarding enhancement of remuneration in favour of candidates working on academic arrangement basis as […]

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3 candidates withdraw nominations, 4 left in fray for Ladakh PC

3 candidates withdraw nominations, 4 left in fray for Ladakh PC

Jammu: Four candidates are in fray for the Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency after three candidates withdrew their nomination on the last day, today. The candidates left in fray include Rigzin Spalbar of Indian National Congress, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal of Bhartiya Janata Party, besides Asgar Ali Karbalai and Sajjad Hussain both fighting as independents. The candidates who […]

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KU faculty members invited as visiting academics by Universities in Europe, Australia

KU faculty members invited as visiting academics by Universities in Europe, Australia

Srinagar: Two faculty members of the Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS) University of Kashmir have been invited as visiting academics by two prestigious universities in Europe and Australia. Dr.Mumtaz Ahmad Yatoo (Assistant Professor at CCAS has been invited by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), within the Faculty of Arts and Social […]

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Employees on poll duty protest in Anantnag

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: A group of government employees deputed for Lok Sabha elections held a protest demonstration in Degree Collage Anantnag against the District Commissioner for not providing basic facilities to them. Reports said that hundreds of government employees who were engaged on duty for parliamentary polls, held protest demonstration, alleging that the district administration […]

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Anand Jain posted IGP Anti Corruption Bureau

Anand Jain posted IGP Anti Corruption Bureau

Srinagar: The government on Monday posted S. Anand Jain (IPS) IGP, Anti Corruption Bureau with immediate effect. “In the interest of administration, S. Anand Jain, IPS, IGP Hqrs, PHQ is hereby transferred and posted as IGP, Anti Corruption Bureau with immediate effect,” reads an order issued here by the government. The officer shall hold the charge […]

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Governor for all out efforts to execute power projects

Governor for all out efforts to execute power projects

‘JKSPDC generated 5,188.06 million units of energy which gave revenue of Rs. 1,406.59 crore’ Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik chaired the 74th meeting of the Board of Directors of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation at the Raj Bhavan here today. Keeping in view the vast hydro potential of 20,000 MW in the State […]

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Non local militant arrested in Mirgund

Non local militant arrested in Mirgund

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla:  A non local militant has been arrested by forces in Mirgund area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Monday.  According to police sources the non local militant was apprehended at a Naka laid by forces at Mirgund area. Sources did not confide the identity and the affiliation of the arrested […]

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Kashmir lawyers’ body endorses JRL strike call for tomorrow, reiterates stand on election in J&K

Kashmir lawyers’ body endorses JRL strike call for tomorrow, reiterates stand on election in J&K

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday endorsed strike call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) for tomorrow and demanded that JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik be brought back and got treated in any hospital of the State so that his life is saved and is not put in any kind of danger. The […]

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Water woes: 6-Yrs on, PHE deptt can’t get 7 pipes to connect Maharajpora Sopore with supply line, residents suffer

Water woes: 6-Yrs on, PHE deptt can’t get 7 pipes to connect Maharajpora Sopore with supply line, residents suffer

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Women of Mahrajpora Sopore have to walk one to two kilometers every day to fetch portable water for their households. For past six years Government has been unable to procure seven pipes to connect the village with water scheme.  From past six years there is no portable water supply to area […]

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Former DC Kupwara sentenced to 1 year imprisonment, Rs 2 lac fine in embezzlement case

Former DC Kupwara sentenced to 1 year imprisonment, Rs 2 lac fine in embezzlement case

Srinagar: Former district commissioner Kupwara was convicted on Monday in an embezzlement case by the special Judge Anti-Corruption court in Srinagar. Shah Latief, the then Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, was convicted for offences u/s 5(1)(c) P.C. Act and Sec. 409 RPC in case FIR No. 18/2004 Police Station ACB Kashmir. “The accused had embezzled an amount […]

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JRL calls for valley wide shutdown on April 23

JRL calls for valley wide shutdown on April 23

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for a state wide shutdown on April 23. The shutdown JRL said has been called against the detention of Yasin Malik, who was shifted from Jammu jail to the custody of National Invstigation Agency in New Delhi. His family […]

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Grenade attack on police while conducting anti-encroachment drive in Sopore’s Iqbal Market

Grenade attack on police while conducting anti-encroachment drive in Sopore’s Iqbal Market

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Unidentified persons lobbed a grenade in Iqbal Market Sopore on Monday while Police was conducting anti encroachment drive in the area. According to locals the explosion created panic in the area and people ran for safer places. A senior police official, wishing anonymity, told INS that the police team conducting anti […]

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Demanding revocation of order suspending cross LOC trade, traders protest in Srinagar

Demanding revocation of order suspending cross LOC trade, traders protest in Srinagar

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Taders affiliated with the cross line of control business demanded revocation of government order that suspended the trade saying the routes are being used to smuggle in narcotics, money and weapons into valley.  Protesting traders assembled in Paratap Park and raised slogans against the government. Haji mohammed shafi, general Secretary of […]

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J&K Bank exams: As aspirants get stuck in anti PDD protests, two engineers suspended for non-compliance of orders

J&K Bank exams: As aspirants get stuck in anti PDD protests, two engineers suspended for non-compliance of orders

Srinagar: Two engineers including Assistant Engineer and Junior Engineer PDD division Bandipora were suspended on Monday for alleged dereliction of duties and non-compliance of orders. The suspension order against the duo were passed by District Comissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza. The suspension was ordered after they were telephonically informed to reach Ashtangoo village were residents […]

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Fifteen years not enough for R&B department to complete bridge in Anantnag

Fifteen years not enough for R&B department to complete bridge in Anantnag

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Fifteen years, seems not an enough time for Roads and Building department for a construction of the Zamalgam, Bonagund village over Nallah Sandran in Anantang district. The construction of the bridge commenced in 2004. Pending completion, the bridge would have connected villages of zamalgam, Bonagund, Batagund, Aagnu,  Ponzu to the district headquarters […]

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Land under defense establishments in Srinagar surpasses area under public infrastructure

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: With government claimed to have taken steps for the smart city project in Srinagar, it has come to the fore that Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir has less land available for the development of district, divisional and state level public and semi-public infrastructure. An official document accessed by Indian […]

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Pampore’s Chatlam Lake: In A State Of Neglect

Pampore’s Chatlam Lake: In A State Of Neglect

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Notwithstanding assurances by former MLA, who was also a minister of state in erstwhile coalition government, the Chatlam lake, situated in Lalpora village of this south Kashmir district, has been reduced to a garbage dump and has become a source of concern for residents of nearby localities. Not long ago, Chatlam Lake […]

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Truck carrying cash catches fire, police launches inquiry

by Sameer Ahmad   Qazigund: Police has launched an inquiry into a money carrying truck that caught fire in Panzath village of Qazigund area in Kulgam district on Monday. The truck bearing registration no JK05- A8795 caught fire and locals rushed to spot. While the driver and conducter escaped from the spot, locals were surprised […]

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Rawalpora shuts over mysterious death of local student

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: A shutdown is being observed in Rawalpora area of Srinagar against death of a local youth, a 2nd year student, in mysterious conditions yesterday. The body of the youth, Umar Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, was recovered from Astanapora locality of Rawalapora on Sunday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said that the […]

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Pulwama youth Conferred with Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award

Pulwama youth Conferred with Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: A Pulwama youth has been conferred with  Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award at Kolkatta. Naveed Hamid, from Prichoo area of the district is working in Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, New Delhi. Naveed Hamid received the award during a Confrence held at Amity University Kolkatta by the hands of Governer of […]

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Light rainfall in Pahalgam as mercury hovers above normal in Kashmir

Light rainfall in Pahalgam as mercury hovers above normal in Kashmir

Srinagar: Pahalgam, the famous hill resort of south Kashmir which also serves as a base camp for Amarnath Yatra, received light rainfall overnight even as night mercury hovered above normal for this time of the year. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 10.0 degrees Celsius last night against 8.9 […]

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Schools to remain closed in Anantnag tomorrow

Schools to remain closed in Anantnag tomorrow

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The authorities have decided to close all schools tomorrow in district Anantnag, going to polls  on April 23. “All schools (shall) remain closed in district Anantnag tomorrow,” a senior official in District administration said.  

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Policeman killed in road accident, accused driver on the run

Policeman killed in road accident, accused driver on the run

Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A policeman was killed and his colleague was injured in road mishap at Weervan in this north Kashmir district. Reports said the policeman along with the colleague were on way to attend duty at District Police Lines (DPL) Baramulla when a speeding Maruti Alto 800 car (JK05F 4668), on way to Uri, […]

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Focus shifts to Anantnag Parliament polls: 18 candidates in fray

Focus shifts to Anantnag Parliament polls: 18 candidates in fray

Jammu: District Anantnag is going to polls first in the three-phased schedule for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency on April 23. The District is spread over 6 Assembly segments comprising Anantnag, Dooru, Kokernag, Shangus, Bijbehara and Pahalgam. The polling timing has been reduced by two hours from 7AM to 4 PM and security remains to be great […]

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Police: Rescued 4 youths from joining militancy in Kupwara

Kupwara: Police on Sunday claimed to have “rescued” four youths from militancy in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official said that “reliable information” was received regarding some youth from different parts of Kupwara district “being exploited for commission of (militancy) acts and being motivated for their eventual induction into militant ranks by Pakistan based […]

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Weatherman forecasts rains for 3 days from Wednesday

Weatherman forecasts rains for 3 days from Wednesday

Srinagar: Weatherman on Sunday forecast light to moderate rain and thunderstorms over the state of Jammu and Kashmir from morning of Wednesday to April 27. “Light to moderate rain/thunder spell from 24th April (morning) to 27th April,” said a meteorological department official here. He said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 9.4 degrees Celsius […]

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Life and liberty of citizens are of paramount importance: HC, quashes B’pora resident’s PSA order

Life and liberty of citizens are of paramount importance: HC, quashes B’pora resident’s PSA order

Srinagar: Life and liberty of the citizens are of paramount importance and a duty is cast on the shoulders of the Court to enquire that the decision of the Executive is made upon the matters laid down by the Statute and that these are relevant for arriving at such a decision, the Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Yasin Malik’s ‘frail health’ will get exacerbated with hunger strike: Former Minister

Yasin Malik’s ‘frail health’ will get exacerbated with hunger strike: Former Minister

Hopes Investigating Agencies Understand JKLF Chief Srinagar: Former minister in erstwhile PDP-BJP coalition and close ally of the saffron party Sajad Gani Lone on Sunday expressed “hope” that investigating agencies understand JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who he said “had frail health all along which gets exacerbated with hunger strike.” “My thoughts r with Yasin […]

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Ahead of polls, PDP activist shot at in Bijbhera Anantnag

Ahead of polls, PDP activist shot at in Bijbhera Anantnag

Srinagar: Two days ahead of elections, a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) activist was shot at and injured by suspected militants on Saturday evening at Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Reports said that the gunmen fired upon Abdul Qayoom Pandith (54) son of Ghulam Mohidin Pandith outside his home at Jablipora area of Bijbhera. Pandith […]

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Ladakh polls: Nomination papers of BJP substitute candidate rejected after scrutiny

Ladakh polls: Nomination papers of BJP substitute candidate rejected after scrutiny

Leh: The scrutiny of nomination papers for the elections to Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency (PC) was conducted here on Saturday by Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa. The General Observer, Leh Alkesh Kumar, Assistant Returning Officers of Leh, Kargil and Zanskar, contesting candidates and their representatives were present on the occasion. The nominations papers of Rigzin Spalbar of […]

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1397272 listed voters for Anantnag Parliament Constituency

Jammu: Anantnag Parliamentary constituency spread over four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama with 16 Assembly segments is going to polls for General elections 2019 in three phases. The Parliamentary Constituency has 1397272 registered voters including 720337 males 672879 females and 35 transgender voters. These include 4021 service electors (3991 males and 30 females). […]

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Army, locals enter into scuffle over thrashing of former market president Trehgam

Tasaduq Hussain   Army resorted to aerial firing following a scuffle with locals over forces thrashing former market president trehgam during convoy movement at Trehgam kupwara on Saturday.   Reports said that Army asked the former Market president to move aside and hit him with a cane leading to intense scuffle between army men and […]

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Yasin Malik at hunger strike, shifted to hospital in Delhi: Family

Srinagar:  Family of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik has been shifted to hospital following his hunger strike in Delhi for almost two weeks now. Members of his family on Saturday said that they were told by the authorities in Delhi,  were they had gone to meet him,  that he has begun hunger […]

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Farooq Shah condoles the demise of Benazir Altaf & Haji Ali Mohammad of Heer Tangmarg 

  Srinagar: National conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah has condoled the demise of Mian Altaf’s daughter Benazir Altaf and a renowned social worker Haji Ali Mohammad of Heer, Tangmarg. In a press statment, shah said that the demises were heartbreaking and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls. He said losing a daughter […]

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Following two days of questioning by NIA, KEA’s Yasin Khan returning to valley today

    Srinagar: Following two days of questioning by National investigation agency  Chairman Kashmir Economic Alliance Yasin Khan is returning to valley on Saturday. Khan was summoned by NIA to its Head Quarter in Delhi and was quizzed for two consecutive days. Khan leads a group of trade unions.

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Sajad Lone promises criminal proceedings against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti

Chairman Peoples Conference Sajad Gani Lone on Saturday promised to register criminal cases against two former Chief Ministers of Jammuband Kashmir for their actions during 2010 and 2016 people’s movements. Lone said that he will register criminal cases against former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti for 2010 and 2016 civillain killings if his party […]

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Lack of air ambulance in Kashmir costing lives: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday expressed pressing concern over lack of air ambulance service in Kashmir valley because of which precious lives are lost.   “Non-availability of air ambulance is costing lives of trauma and emergency patients,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué.   “Majority of these patients die […]

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There is anguish among Kashmiris: former GOC

Srinagar: The former General Operations Commanding (GOC) of the Northern Command of Indian army Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda on Friday said that there is alienation, anger and anguish among the people and a growing sense of radicalisation that can be gauged by the fact that more youths are joining militants.Speaking to the News Click’s Gautam Navlakha, […]