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CASO launched after gunshots heard in Rafiabad  

CASO launched after gunshots heard in Rafiabad  

Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Gunshots were heard in Malpora Watergam area of Rafiabad in North Kashmir Baramulla district on Friday night. A source said that at around 8:55 p.m. unknown persons fired a volley of bullets in paddy fields in Malpora Watergam village of Rafiabad. Sources said that a joint team of army’s 32RR and Police’s […]

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‘Zool’ festival observed as thousands of devotees throng Aishmuqam shrine

‘Zool’ festival observed as thousands of devotees throng Aishmuqam shrine

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Centuries old tradition of burning Mashals popularly known as ‘Zool’ was observed today with zeal and reverence in the historical shrine of Hazrat Zanu-din Wali (RA) here in Ashmuqam area of this south Kashmir district. According to reports, as the dusk approached, people in large numbers, gathered in Ashmuqam and they later […]

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NC Senior Leader Mian Altaf Bereaved

Srinagar: Daughter of Mian Altaf, senior National Conference leader and former minister, passed away on Friday. According to the family sources, here funeral prayers will be offered at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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State Haj Committee issues notification for female pilgrim aspirants

State Haj Committee issues notification for female pilgrim aspirants

Srinagar: The office of State Haj Committee today issued a notice informing that all such aspiring lady pilgrims who could not apply for Haj pilgrimage this year with their Mehrams due to non-availability of passport or any other genuine reasons and her male companion (mehram) had applied and got selected for Haj 2019, that they […]

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Registrar Unlawful Activities Tribunal Delhi issues show cause notice to JeI

Jammu: The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, Delhi has issued a show cause notice to Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), Jammu & Kashmir asking them to explain why their association, declared as unlawful, be not confirmed so under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. In a communiqué issued from Registrar Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, Delhi High Court Building, JeI has […]

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ECI reduces poll timing for Anantnag parliamentary by two hours  

ECI reduces poll timing for Anantnag parliamentary by two hours  

Jammu: The Election Commission of India (ECI) today revised the poll timings for Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency which is going to polls in three phases from 23rd April 2019. In a notification issued from ECI, has fixed the polling time, in all the polling stations, for the Anantnag parliamentary Constituency from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. […]

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Landslides, shooting stones close Highway, only stranded traffic to be allowed tomorrow: Traffic Officials   

Landslides, shooting stones close Highway, only stranded traffic to be allowed tomorrow: Traffic Officials   

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, was closed for traffic on Friday after fresh shooting stones in Ramban district, leavening hundreds of vehicles stranded. A traffic department official told INS that keeping in view intermittent landslide and shooting stones at Monkey Morh, only stranded vehicles […]

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Road develops cracks in Chatrogam Tral, leaves residents worried

Road develops cracks in Chatrogam Tral, leaves residents worried

Basharat Rashid Tral: The residents of Chatrogam village in Tral are terrified from last few days as the main road of the village, leading towards the sub district headquarter, has developed big cracks following recent rainfall. The residents told INS that they have been facing immense hardships “the cracks on the road can prove dangerous […]

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Success stories of SMVDNSS Hospital reflection of professional capabilities of doctors: Governor

Success stories of SMVDNSS Hospital reflection of professional capabilities of doctors: Governor

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, attended the function organised to mark 3rd anniversary of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, (SMVDNSSH), situated at Kakryal. The function was held at the Matrika Auditorium of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman and […]

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Cross-LoC trade suspension a major setback to India-Pakistan relations: Mehbooba Mufti

Cross-LoC trade suspension a major setback to India-Pakistan relations: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday termed the Cross-LoC trade suspension a major setback to the Indo-Pak relations. “Whatever Vajpayee has done Modi wants to demolish that. All the steps taken by Vajpayee Ji, whether it is cross LoC trade, cross LoC bus service, opening of […]

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Sadhvi Pragya says 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare died for treating me badly

Sadhvi Pragya says 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare died for treating me badly

Bhopal: Malegaon blast accused and BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has said former Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she “cursed” him for torturing her. Addressing BJP workers here Thursday night, Pragya also claimed Karkare had made up his mind not to release her. […]

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Grenade attack on Police Station DH Pora Kulgam

Kulgam: Suspected militants lobbed grenade towards Police station at Damhal Hanjipora area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday afternoon Reports said that suspected militants lobbed grenade on police station Dh pora. The grenade exploded with a bang however no one was injured in the incident A senior police officer also confirmed the incident and said […]

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LS Polls: Flying squads, video surveillance teams monitoring situation in Anantnag

Anantnag: Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Khalid Jehangir has assured adequate security arrangements for the first phase of Parliamentary polls in South  Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency. The constituency will go to polls on April 23, in first phase. The elections for the Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency are being held in three phases (Phase I: Anantnag 23 April, Phase II: Kulgam […]

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Mirwaiz criticises GoI for suspending Cross-LoC trade

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq criticised the Government of India for suspending the Cross-LoC trade and said that the government instead of improving people to people contacts between the divided families across LoC, is stopping whoever was achieved during Vajpayee’s time. Addressing a Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Mirwaiz, who […]

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Energy drink ‘Sting’ likely to be banned in J&K

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Food Safety Authority Anantnag has recommended commissioner Food Safety Jammu and Kashmirto ban the sale of energy drink ‘Sting’ as the company has not taken any concrete measures to ensure risk free distribution and consumption of the product till date despite several notices. Officials told INS that the ban will be imposed […]

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Several incident of stone pelting during polling in Srinagar constituency: Govt   

Srinagar: The government on Thursday said as the polling for Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency was going on, several incidents of stone pelting on government forces and polling staffs were reported. During the election process, government forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants who had congregated at various places. However government forces while dealing with such […]

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14.1% Voting In Srinagar, 70.2% In Udhampur

14.1% Voting In Srinagar, 70.2% In Udhampur

Srinagar: Incident free voting marked second-phase of polling in Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary constituencies of J&K with a total voter turnout of 45.7% percent. Addressing media persons here at Banquet Hall, Srinagar, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shailendra Kumar said that the second-phase of polling was recorded violence free. He informed that Udhampur Parliamentary constituency […]

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Need to preserve treasure-trove of rare manuscripts, valuable artefacts: Advisor Ganai

Need to preserve treasure-trove of rare manuscripts, valuable artefacts: Advisor Ganai

Jammu: Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today emphasized upon the need to preserve the treasure-trove of rare manuscripts and valuable artefacts as well raise public awareness about the rich cultural heritage of the State. He made these remarks during his visit to Dogra Art Museum here today on the occasion of World Heritage […]

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8 candidates file nominations for Ladakh PC

8 candidates file nominations for Ladakh PC

Leh:  According to Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa a total of 8 nominations have been filed for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat. On the last date of filing nominations today, 5 candidates that included Tsering Namgyal, Asgar Ali Karbalai, Sajjad Hussain, Kacho Mohammad Feroz and Asgar Ali, all Independents filed their papers taking the total to 8. […]

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Cross LOC trade suspended, MHA says routes being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics, currency

Cross LOC trade suspended, MHA says routes being used for inflow of weapons, narcotics, currency

Srinagar: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has ordered suspension with immediate effect for being “misused by the Pakistan based elements for funnelling illegal weapons, narcotics and fake currency etc.” As per order by the MHA, the action has been taken “as the Government of India has been receiving reports that the Cross LoC […]

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7% Vote in Srinagar, 16.8 in Ganderbal, 21% in Budgam

7% Vote in Srinagar, 16.8 in Ganderbal, 21% in Budgam

Srinagar: The voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar, recording 7.0 percent, at the end 1700 hours. The other two districts, Budgam and Ganderbal, which along with this summer capital of the state constitute the Srinagar parliamentary constituency witnessed 21.0% and 16.8% polling respectively, according to the officials. The constituency is spread over fifteen assembly […]

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LS Polls: Amid shutdown, Old city prefers to stay away from polling

LS Polls: Amid shutdown, Old city prefers to stay away from polling

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Amid a complete shutdown in Srinagar areas, the roads and streets till Thursday afternoon in Old City areas wore a deserted look. However, there was no festive look of polling in Srinagar with maximum people stayed out from casting ballots. All the shops, business establishments, petrol pumps, private offices and others establishments […]

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Secretariat employees asked to ensure biometric attendance ‘without fail’

Secretariat employees asked to ensure biometric attendance ‘without fail’

Srinagar: The government on Thursday asked all employees of civil secretariat to mark biometric attendance twice a day, at the time of entry and exit, without fail. “In order to ensure punctuality and attendance in Civil Secretariat, Biometric Attendance System has been mandated from time to time with the ultimate objective of better delivery of […]

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Doctors Association Kupwara demands revocation of termination order of fellow doctor accused of denying ambulance to pregnant lady

Doctors Association  Kupwara demands revocation of termination order of fellow doctor accused of denying ambulance to pregnant lady

By Tasadduq Hussain   Srinagar: Terming the government order baseless and unacceptable and demanding revocation of termination order of their colleague, doctors association Kupwara on Thursday held a protest demonstration within Sub District Hospital Kupwara. The members of the association assembled at SDH Kupwara and raised slogans in favour of the doctor and against DC, and […]

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LS Polls: Casting vote since 1962 this time its to save special status, says voter at Faqir Gujree

LS Polls: Casting vote since 1962 this time its to save special status, says voter at Faqir Gujree

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: As the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency went for polling today, Ghulam Nabi Khatana of Faqeer Gujri in Srinagar outskirts was also in the queue to cast his vote. Ghulam Nabi wearing green cap, blue jacket with white beard is casting his vote since 1962. This man has never missed voting since then. […]

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5.7% voting in Srinagar in first 8 hours

5.7% voting in Srinagar in first 8 hours

Srinagar: At the end of eight hours of polling on Thursday, the voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar, recording 5.7 percent. The other two districts, Budgam and Ganderbal, which along with this summer capital of the state constitute the Srinagar parliamentary constituency witnessed 17.1% and 14.4% polling respectively, according to the officials. The constituency […]

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Nunner Ganderbal stays back from voting, local militant was killed on April 6

Nunner Ganderbal stays back from voting, local militant was killed on April 6

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Three polling booths of Nunner area in Ganderbal weared a deserted look with only forces stationed outside as no one in the area turned to vote on Thursday. Polling is underway in three districts of Kashmir for Srinagar Parliamentary seat. Three booths for the Nunner area has been set up in […]

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4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials

4.8% voting in Srinagar, 11.0% in Ganderbal, 11.4% in Budgam in first 6 hours: Officials

Srinagar: The voter turnout crossed double digit number in Budgam and Ganderbal but remained abysmally low in Srinagar after six hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters  eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have […]

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Omar-Mehbooba ‘Pam Pam’ on tweeter over allying with BJP

Ready to debate my 3 years with Vajpayee Vs Mehbboba’s 4 years with Modi: Omar Srinagar: National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday reacted sharply to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s comments on allying with NDA, saying he was ready to debate his three years with late Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government verses her four […]

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2.3% vote in Srinagar, 6.5% in Ganderbal, 6.4% in Budgam in first 4 hours of polling

2.3% vote in Srinagar, 6.5% in Ganderbal, 6.4% in Budgam in first 4 hours of polling

Srinagar: The voter turnout remained abysmally low in Srinagar parliamentary constituency in first four hours of voting on Thursday. The constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal with as many as 12,90,318 voters  eligible to decide the fate of 12 candidates. 1,716 polling stations have been set up in the constituency. […]

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0.9% voting in Srinagar, less than 2% in Ganderbal, Budgam

0.9% voting in Srinagar, less than 2% in Ganderbal, Budgam

Srinagar: Srinagar district recorded lowest 0.9% voting while as it remained below two percent in other two central Kashmir districts in first two hours for the parliamentary seat on Thursday. According to election officials, while Srinagar recorded a low of 0.9%, Ganderbal witnessed 1.2% and Budgam 1.6 % voting.   Poll %age of 2nd phase–First […]

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Internet clampdown, strike in Kashmir parts on Phase-II voting

Internet clampdown, strike in Kashmir parts on Phase-II voting

Srinagar: Authorities have suspended the mobile internet service in central and south Kashmir districts in wake of phase-II of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday. Also a complete shutdown is being observed across central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal on the call by Joint Resistance Leadership, an amalgam of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF. All […]

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CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack at Tral      

CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack at Tral      

  Basharat Rashid Pulwama: One CRPF personnel was injured after suspected militants’ lobbed grenade towards the paramilitary camp in Nowdal area of south Kashmir’s Tral sub district on Wednesday evening, sources said. They said that UBGL was hurled at 180 battalion CRPF camp in Nowdal village, resulting in injuries to one personnel. The CRPF personnel […]

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Srinagar LS seat goes to polls amid ‘elaborate arrangements’ tomorrow

Srinagar LS seat goes to polls amid ‘elaborate arrangements’ tomorrow

Srinagar: The Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency is going to polls under second phase of polling on tomorrow and the authorities said to have put in place “elaborate arrangements”. The multilayered arrangements including flying squads, micro-observers and videographers besides zonal and sector magistrates have been deployed to ensure fair, free and transparent polling. District Election Officer, Dr […]

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Kashmir lawyers body express concern over ‘deteriorating’ conditions of central jail prisoners

Kashmir lawyers body express concern over ‘deteriorating’ conditions of central jail prisoners

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating condition of prisoners lodged in Central Jail here. The lawyers said the inmates had gone on hunger strike for not allowing them to meet their kith and kin, who wanted to meet them but were not permitted to do so and […]

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Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers of former HOD of law school Kashmir University

Mirwaiz leads funeral prayers of former HOD of law school Kashmir University

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led funeral prayers of prominent legal luminary and the former head of Law Department of Kashmir University, Professor Muhammad Akram Mir, a resident of Tajdar Colony Zakoora, Srinagar. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz while recalling the contribution of Prof Akram said that the departed soul was […]

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Governor awards Rajya Puraskars to Bharat Scouts and Guides

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G), presented ‘Rajya Puraskars’ to 330 Scouts and Guides at an Award Presentation Ceremony held here today. 4 teachers who did advance training were also awarded certificates and badges. Governor and Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Sh. Umang Narula, […]

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Central Jail inmates call off strike following promise by high-level delegation visiting prison soon

Central Jail inmates call off strike following promise by high-level delegation visiting prison soon

Srinagar: Following assurances from Srinagar district administration that they will be given a patient hearing inmates at Central Jail have called off their strike on Wednesday. According to officials privy to development Superintendent of Police , Central Jail, a Magistrate was deputed to interact with inmates who had declined to meet any one even from […]

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Weather conditions to improve from tomorrow

Weather conditions to improve from tomorrow

Srinagar: Meteorological department on Wednesday said that weather conditions in valley will improve from tomorrow and urged people to not fall for flood related rumors. “As informed earlier, many places of South, East Kashmir and Hilly Areas of Jammu region received heavy rain as a result of which there is significant increase in water levels […]

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SDM Dooru, staff beating: Police files FIR against army for ‘wrongful restraint’, ‘voluntarily causing hurt’

SDM Dooru, staff beating: Police files FIR against army for ‘wrongful restraint’, ‘voluntarily causing hurt’

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday filed a case against army for “wrongful restraint” and “voluntarily causing hurt” for Tuesday’s incident involving “dragging by collar, kicking and abusing” of Sub District Magistrate(SDM) Dooru and other employees, working in his office, at Dalwach Crossing in Qazigund area on Srinagar-Jammu highway. A police officer said that the FIR (61/2019) […]

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Over 29.81 lakh voters to decide fate of 24 candidates in Srinagar, Udhampur PCs

Over 29.81 lakh voters to decide fate of 24 candidates in Srinagar, Udhampur PCs

JAMMU: Over 29.81 lakh voters will decide the fate of 24 candidates contesting for Srinagar and Udhampur Parliamentary seats, the polling for which is scheduled on April 18- the second Phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The twin constituencies have 2,981,083 registered electors including 1,543,571 males, 1,416,387 females, 21,056 service voters (20,780 males and 276 […]

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Highway ban: No ban on civilian traffic today

Highway ban: No ban on civilian traffic today

Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday said that there will be no restrictions on the traffic movement on Highway today. The traffic department said that there will be no ban on civilian traffic movement on the highway. “Traffic will move  from Jammu to Srinagar,”  a traffic police department spokesman said.

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Army thrashes SDM: Incident has downed our morale, will have negative fallout say KAS officers

Army thrashes SDM: Incident has downed our morale, will have negative fallout say KAS officers

Srinagar: The KAS officers Association has condemned manhandling of Subdivisional Magistrate  Dooru and his subordinates by armed forces, while the officer was performing his official duties in ongoing parliamentary elections. The Association has taken up the issue with higher authorities for lodging of FIR in the matter and for getting it investigated on fast track […]

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Highway ban: CRPF orders high-level inquiry into patient death, his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda

Highway ban: CRPF orders high-level inquiry into patient death, his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda

Srinagar: Central Reserve Police Force has ordered inquiry into death of a terminally ill patient as his ambulance was stopped at Lower Munda on April 10.  According to media reports CRPF ordered a “high-level inquiry” into the incident. His ambulance was stopped while he was on way to Doda from Srinagar after being discharged by a […]

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Rains to continue today, weather to improve from tomorrow afternoon: MeT

Rains to continue today, weather to improve from tomorrow afternoon: MeT

Srinagar: Widespread rain in plains and snow on upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir will continue on Wednesday and weather will improve from tomorrow afternoon, a meteorological department official said. He said that Ladakh region will have very light rain and snow at few places. He said that Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.8 […]

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Routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted tomorrow: DC Srinagar

Routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted tomorrow: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: The district administration Srinagar on Tuesday said that in view of the poll arrangements, the routine work at few educational institutes may remain disrupted on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in a tweet said that the educational institutes which will remain closed have been informed individually. He said that all other […]

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Two more nominations filed for Ladakh PC

Two more nominations filed for Ladakh PC

Leh: Two candidates from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tsering Namgyal and Dorji Angchuk today filed their nomination papers for the Ladakh Parliamentary seat before the Returning Officer, Avny Lavasa. From Indian National Congress (INC) Rigzin Spalbar filed his nomination as the candidate for Ladakh Parliamentary seat yesterday. The last day for filing of nomination papers for […]

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Govt impresses upon employees to desist from associating with unlawful associations

Jammu: The Government today impressed upon all the employees to desist from associating, directly or indirectly, with unlawful associations in any manner and has advised them to desist themselves forthwith. An circular issued in this regards here today by the General Administration Department has impressed upon all the Administrative Secretaries, heads of the Departments, Managing […]

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Official apathy: Privately owned Cricket Association runs its office from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, DDC unaware

Official apathy: Privately owned Cricket Association runs its office from Mini Secretariat Ganderbal, DDC unaware

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A private cricket organisation is holding it’s office in the mini secretariat Ganderbal flouting all norms and regulations of government establishments. An organistion Girls Cricket Association recently posted an add on social media networks asking prospects candidates to get registered with them to be trained in the game. The add provided […]

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Revoke cases filed against inmates of Central Jail Srinagar say relatives of prisoners, protest

Revoke cases filed against inmates of Central Jail Srinagar say relatives of prisoners, protest

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Family members of prisoners at Central Jail Srinagar on Tuesday protested while urging authorities that should revoke the cases filed against them after recent incident in the jail. Reiterating that the jail was not safe for the prisoners, they said that they have been subjected to trauma for lack of access […]