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No Fresh Traffic To Be Allowed On Highway Tomorrow

No Fresh Traffic To Be Allowed On Highway Tomorrow

Srinagar: The authorities on Wednesday said that tomorrow only stranded traffic would be allowed to move on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world. “Keeping in view the advisory issued by MeT deptt. there may be chances of heavy snowfall/rain in J&K,  may lead to disruption on highway. […]

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Tral: MNREGA contractors demand release of outstanding payments

Tral: MNREGA contractors demand release of outstanding payments

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Contractors who have carried various works under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) in Tral expressed resentment against Rural Development authorities  for its failure to release outstanding payments. The contractors said due to non-payment they are facing immense problems. “Labourers are making rounds to get payment while our families also […]

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Guv regrets explosion inside Pulwama school , announces ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000

Guv regrets explosion inside Pulwama school , announces ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000

Jammu: Governor  Satya Pal Malik has  deeply regretted the unfortunate incident of an explosion at a school in Pulwama in which many students were injured. Governor has prayed for speedy recovery of all the children and announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 50,000 for all those injured. He has directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to […]

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Govt extends joining time by Feb 21 for newly appointed Medical Officers

Govt extends joining time by Feb 21 for newly appointed Medical Officers

Jammu: Keeping in view the inclement weather condition in the state, the government on Wednesday extended the joining time of the newly appointed Medical Officers by February 21 to enable them reach their places of posting without facing any trouble. The order for the extension of joining time in respect of candidates (appointees) who have […]

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Srinagar traders fined Rs 60100 by Legal Metrology  

Srinagar traders fined Rs 60100 by Legal Metrology  

Srinagar: The field executives of Legal Metrology department today conducted extensive market inspections in the city and booked 15 erring traders for violating Legal Metrology Laws. The defaulters included Vegetable Seller, Poultry, Kiryana Sellers, Fruit Sellers, Petrol pump and others. The offenders were penalised on spot and an amount of Rs.60,100/- was collected as penal […]

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More than 20 thousand first time voters added to list, can exercise franchise in upcoming polls: DEO Kupwara

More than 20 thousand first time voters added to list, can exercise franchise in upcoming polls: DEO Kupwara

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: More than twenty thousand first time voters have been added to the list of people exercising their franchise in District Kupwara.  Addressing a presser DEO Khalid Jahangir said that that they well prepared for holding the Parliamentary as well as Assembly polls.  “We have positively completed ULB and panchahyat elections with […]

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Police cracks whip on drug peddlers, arrests five, recovers 15 kg poppy straw

Police cracks whip on drug peddlers, arrests five, recovers 15 kg poppy straw

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: To crack whip on drug abuse police on Wednesday were able to nab five drug peddlers in Ganderbal district and recovered contraband substance from their possession.  The arrests were made in Manasbal Safapora area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. According to officials a Naka Party from Police Station Safapora […]

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Mysterious blast in school injures 10 students in Pulwama

Mysterious blast in school injures 10 students in Pulwama

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama : At least ten students were injured in a mysterious explosion inside a school in Narbal-Kakpora area of Pulwama on Wednesday afternoon. Sources said that a mysterious blast was reported inside Falahi-i-Milat, a private school in Kakpora. They said that cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known and the details are […]

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Ensure availability of essential supplies: Governor to Divisional, Deputy Commissioners

Ensure availability of essential supplies: Governor to Divisional, Deputy Commissioners

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has issued directions to the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh and all the Deputy Commissioners for expeditiously addressing the hardships being faced by people, caused due to heavy snowfall and rains in the past few days.   Governor has asked the Deputy Commissioners topersonally review and ensure prompt […]

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12-year-old girl killed as vehicle turns turtle in Pattan

12-year-old girl killed as vehicle turns turtle in Pattan

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A 12-year-old girl was killed on the spot when a vehicle she was travelling in met with an accident in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. They said that one Xylo vehicle (JK09-8170) on way from Kupwara to Srinagar slipped and rolled down near Zangam petrol pump at Pattan […]

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Night Temp Rises As Gulmarg, Other Parts Of Kashmir Witness Fresh Snowfall

Night Temp Rises As Gulmarg, Other Parts Of Kashmir Witness Fresh Snowfall

Srinagar: The night temperature rose considerably across Kashmir Valley amid forecast for moderate rains and snow today and tomorrow. Overnight, the parts of Valley witnessed fresh snowfall and Gulmarg amassed one-foot of fresh snow. An official of the MET department said Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir—recorded a minimum temperature of minus 0.1 degrees […]

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2-Day Strike In Support of Article 35A, Article 370 Starts In Kashmir

2-Day Strike In Support of Article 35A, Article 370 Starts In Kashmir

Srinagar: A 2-day shutdown called by Joint Resistance Leadership in support of Article 35A of Indian constitution, affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. Article 35A, incorporated in the Constitution by a 1954 Presidential Order, confers special status to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir, and bars people from outside the state from […]

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2 militants, believed to be LeT affiliates, killed in Chadoora Budgam; internet snapped

2 militants, believed to be LeT affiliates, killed in Chadoora Budgam; internet snapped

Srinagar: Two militants, believed to be affiliated with Lashker-e-Toiba, were killed in gunfight with government forces in Chadoora area of central Budgam district, police said on Wednesday. “Based on a credible input about the presence of (militants) in GopalPora area of Chadoora Budgam, a cordon-and-search-operation was launched in the intervening night jointly by Police and […]

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Governor chairs high-level meeting on J&K highways in New Delhi

Governor chairs high-level meeting on J&K highways in New Delhi

New Delhi: A high level meeting, under the Chairmanship of Governor, J&K, Satyapal Malik was held here on Tuesday. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Dr. Jitendera Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Officers, participated in the meeting. The Chief Secretary, J&K, BVR Subrahmanyam, Union Secretary, Ministry of Water […]

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‘No fresh traffic on highway tomorrow’

‘No fresh traffic on highway tomorrow’

Srinagar: There would be no fresh traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway even as acute shortage of essentials of life has hit the landlocked Kashmir Valley due to the closure of the strategic thoroughfare, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with rest of the world. “Keeping in view the inclement weather condition/forecast made made by MeT department, […]

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Be patient, every one’s interest will be taken care of, says Govt amid unabated protests in Kargil

Be patient, every one’s interest will be taken care of, says Govt amid unabated protests in Kargil

Jammu: Amid unabated protests in Kagril seeking equal share in divisional status, the Government on Tuesday said it has “taken note of the sentiments of the people of Kargil following the decision to create a new Administrative and Revenue Division of Ladakh.” The creation of the division has been a long standing need of the […]

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Fresh avalanche warning issued in nine districts

Fresh avalanche warning issued in nine districts

Srinagar: Divisional Administration Kashmir on Tuesday issued an avalanche warning for the next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley, Leh and Kargil districts. “Avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from February 12 (1700 hrs) to February 13, 2019 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche-prone areas in Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kulgam, Kupwara, Bandipora, […]

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J&K Bank adds IFFCO Tokio as another insurance partner

J&K Bank adds IFFCO Tokio as another insurance partner

Srinagar: Expanding the insurance options further for its customers across the state and beyond, J&K Bank today entered into a tie-up with IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance – a joint venture between one of the world’s biggest cooperative society, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative (IFFCO) and the largest listed insurance group in Japan, Tokio Marine Group. The agreement […]

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Northern Army Commander Visits Ladakh

Northern Army Commander Visits Ladakh

Srinagar: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command visited HQ Fire & Fury Corps on Tuesday, where he reviewed the operational preparedness in the Ladakh sector. He was briefed by Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC Fire & Fury Corps. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh also met and interacted with officers and men of Fire […]

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Children need special treatment: CJ Gita Mittal

Children need special treatment: CJ Gita Mittal

Srinagar: Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today said that the children need to be given a special treatment with regard to the delivery of justice. “Children become what we make them. We need to understand that children are children and they need to be given a special system of understanding […]

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Public transport disappears before dusk in Tral, commuters suffer

Public transport disappears before dusk in Tral, commuters suffer

Basharat Rashid Tral: Authorities have failed to ensure the presence of public transport in the evening hours, commuters in South Kashmir’s Tral complained on Tuesday. The students, government employees and businessmen complained that public transport, especially Sumos, disappear from roads after 4pm, putting them in hardship during the prevailing cold conditions. “The drivers do whatever […]

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Mirwaiz among hundreds attend funeral prayers of grand Mufti Bashir-ud-Din

Mirwaiz among hundreds attend funeral prayers of grand Mufti Bashir-ud-Din

Zargar Zahoor Srinagar: Hundreds of people on Tuesday participated in the funeral of grand Mufti Bashir-ud-Din Ahmad at Khanqah-e-Moula Srinagar. Mufti Bashir-ud-Din breathed his last at around 3 a.m. at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar. He was the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir for over three decades. Among those who attended the funeral included chairman […]

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KCC&I endorses JRL strike call against ‘threat to Article 35A

KCC&I endorses JRL strike call against ‘threat to Article 35A

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday announced support to the call for shutdown on the 13 and 14 February against the threat to the Article 35A. In a statement issued in this regard, the KCC&I spokesman said that the issue of attempts to dilute Article 35A was highly sensitive and members […]

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Irked over defunct hospital, Bhatnoor Tral residents protest

Irked over defunct hospital, Bhatnoor Tral residents protest

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Residents of Bhatnoor village in Tral on Tuesday protested against government for failing to make the newly constructed hospital in the area functional.  “In absence of health care we are facing immense hardships,” protesters said.   Protesters said that the hospital was sanctioned some years back and was constructed some five […]

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JRL Calls for complete shutdown on Feb 13, 14 in Valley

    Srinagar,:Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday called for a complete shut down on Feb 13 and 14. They said in a statement that people of Jammu and Kashmir will forcefully resist every challenge by New Delhi to change the demography of the State by […]

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Militant killed in Pulwama gunfight identified

Militant killed in Pulwama gunfight identified

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: One militant killed in encounter with government forces in Ratnipora area of Pulwama district has been identified as Hilal Ahmad alias Ukasha of Kakapora in the south Kashmir district. The militant has been killed along with two army soldiers during the course of the gunfight that ensued around midnight. The gunfight started […]

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Amid forecast for more snow, mercury hovers below sub-zero levels in Kashmir

Amid forecast for more snow, mercury hovers below sub-zero levels in Kashmir

Srinagar: Amid forecast for another wet spell, night temperatures across the Kashmir Valley hovered below sub-zero levels, weather office said here on Tuesday. A meteorological department official said Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1 degrees Celsius last insight against 0.4 degrees Celsius on previous night. The […]

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Acute shortage of essentials in Kashmir as highway closure completes one week

Acute shortage of essentials in Kashmir as highway closure completes one week

Srinagar: An acute shortage of essentials of life has hit the landlocked Kashmir Valley as Jammu-Srinagar highway completed one week of closure on Tuesday even as authorities insist that best efforts are underway to clear the thoroughfare. “The landslide at Marog in Ramban-Ramsoo sector has been almost cleared. But two fresh but minor landslides occurred […]

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Militant Killed As Pulwama Gunfight ‘Enters Its Last Leg’

Militant Killed As Pulwama Gunfight ‘Enters Its Last Leg’

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: One militant has been killed in an ongoing gunfight with joint team of government forces at Ratnipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official on Tuesday. “The gunfight is in its last leg,” a police officer said, confirming the killing of a militant. There is possibility of one more militant hiding in […]

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2 soldiers killed, another injured in ongoing Pulwama gunfight

2 soldiers killed, another injured in ongoing Pulwama gunfight

Basharat Rasheed Pulwama: Two army soldiers have been killed and another was injured in an ongoing gunfight with militants at Ratnipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official on Tuesday. Official sources said that the gunfight ensued around midnight after a joint team of government forces retaliated the fire after being fired upon by the […]

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Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashir-u-Din passes away

Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashir-u-Din passes away

Srinagar: Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashir-ud-Din passed at midnight, his family said on Tuesday. Mufti Bashir-ud-Din breathed his last at around 3 a.m. at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar. According to family, Nimaz-e-Jinazah of Mufti will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Khanqah-e-Moula Srinagar.

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Soldier injured as gunfight rages in Ratnipora Pulwama; internet, train services suspended

Soldier injured as gunfight rages in Ratnipora Pulwama; internet, train services suspended

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama: A soldier was critically injured during an ongoing gunfight with militants at Ratnipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official on Tuesday. Official sources said that the gunfight ensued around midnight after a joint team of government forces retaliated the fire after being fired upon by the militants while they were strengthening […]

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Winter Vacations Extended In Colleges By One week  

Winter Vacations Extended In Colleges By One week  

Srinagar: The government on Monday extended winter vacations by one week upto February 18 in all government degree colleges of Kashmir Division and winter zone colleges of Jammu Division. According to a communique from Higher Education Department, the winter vacations have been extended by one week upto February 18, in all government degree colleges of […]

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JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

JCCI & KCCI rue official apathy during ‘chaotic situation’ due to closure of highway

  Srinagar: Business fraternity on Monday urged government to take urgent steps in mitigating various difficulties faced by people of the valley due to continuous closure of highway including rising prices,  stranded trucks, passengers, crisis like situation about essentials and soaring airfare. In an urgent meeting convened at Chamber house today Rakesh Gupta, President JCCI […]

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People suffer as transformer damaged 11 times in 5 months in Tral village

People suffer as transformer damaged 11 times in 5 months in Tral village

BASHARAT RASHID TRAL: The residents of Nimrah Colony, Hamzah Colony-B and Madina Colony in outskirts of Tral are up in arms against Power Development Department for failing to resolve frequent damage to the common electric transformer. Locals said 63 KVA transformer near granary for three colonies of Tral town develops ‘technical snags’ frequently. “From September […]

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Govt all set to extend insurance cover to poultry farms

Govt all set to extend insurance cover to poultry farms

Jammu: To encourage investment in the poultry sector by the entrepreneurs in the trade, the J&K government is all set to extend insurance cover to the poultry farms in the state. The decision was taken here at a high-level meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon. The meeting […]

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Sufficient stocks of medicines available in Kashmir Valley: Div Com

Sufficient stocks of medicines available in Kashmir Valley: Div Com

Srinagar: Representatives of Chemists and Druggists of Kashmir on Monday assured the Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan that they have enough medicine supply in to last for more than a month and refuted the reports of shortage of stocks. A certain section of Press has carried a news report regarding the shortage of medicines in […]

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Jammu: Stranded valley bound passengers shifted to Technical Airport Satwari, buses stone pelted

Jammu: Stranded valley bound passengers shifted to Technical Airport Satwari, buses stone pelted

By Suhail Khan Jammu: The Valley bound stranded passengers in Jammu have been shifted to Techinal Airport Satwari due to clashes that erupted on Monday after they were stone pelted by college students. Top source confided to INS that the 2700 people who were kept at Mufti Hostel have been shifted to Techinal Airport as […]

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PDP’s MP seeks mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru, writes to PM Narendra Modi

PDP’s MP seeks mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru, writes to PM Narendra Modi

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday asked for the mortal remains of JKLF founder Maqbool Bhat and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. PDP’s MP Muhammad Fayaz Mir wrote a a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bhat was hanged in New Delhi’s high security prison Tihar jail on this day in 1984, Guru, who […]

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Fake Bail: Kashmir Bar Association Suspends One Among 2 Accused Lawyers

Fake Bail: Kashmir Bar Association Suspends One Among 2 Accused Lawyers

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday decided to suspend of the two lawyers, accused of fabricating a bail order to facilitate the release of three car theft accused persons. In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body also decided not to allow the other Advocate to avail any of the facilities of the […]

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Article 35A: Kashmir Lawyers Team To leave For Delhi Tomorrow

Article 35A: Kashmir Lawyers Team To leave For Delhi Tomorrow

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday asked all the members of the team constituted for opposing the petitions filed by “We the Citizens” and others for striking down Article 35-A of the Constitution of India, to remain present in the Supreme Court of India on 13 and 14 February, as all the cases […]

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Thousands attend last rites of slain militant in Kelam Kulgam

By Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Thousands of people attended the funeral procession of 18 year old militant Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat at Kelam on Monday. Witnesses said that chanting pro-freedom slogans thousands of people including  women and children attended the funeral of slain militant 18 year old Parvaiz Bhat S/O Bashir Ahmad from Qaimoh Kulgam , who had joined militant […]

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Jammu: Six injured in clashes after stranded valley bound passengers attacked, raise pro Pak slogans

Jammu: Six injured in clashes after stranded valley bound passengers attacked, raise pro Pak slogans

By Suhail Khan Jammu : Clashes erupted in Jammu on Monday near Science college Jammu after valley bound passengers in winter capital raised pro-Pakistan slogans. Eye-witnesses said that stranded passengers assembled near Mufti house on Kanal road Jammu against administration’s failure to evacuate them to the Valley. The situation took ugly turn when the students of […]

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Avian flu in chicken is a rumor says Deptt of Animal Husbandry

Avian flu in chicken is a rumor says Deptt of Animal Husbandry

by Ovais Gull No threat of bird flu transmission to humans by way of eating poultry: Health Experts Srinagar: As reports scare people over flu found in the chicken, the animal husbandry department Kashmir on Monday refuted the reports, saying that people must not pay heed to the rumours. However, the health experts also claim that […]

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Govt forms panel to examine level of Toll Tax on products entering J&K

Govt forms panel to examine level of Toll Tax on products entering J&K

Srinagar: The government on Monday formed a committee to examine the level of Toll Tax being levied on various products entering the State. Headed by Director Industries Jammu, the 5-member committee has been also asked to look into production of those products within the State, export of locally produced products from the State and modifications, […]

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Government moves SC, seeks adjournment of hearing on pleas against Article 35A

Srinagar: The Governor Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik led administration has sought adjournment of the hearing of the bills challenging validity of article 35 A in Supreme Court. The hearing is slated from Feb 12 to Feb 14. The standing counsel for the state of J&K has asked for the adjournment till the elected […]

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PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

Imtiyaz Pandow   Budgam: A tabular electric pole of 11 KV erected at Khanda village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is on the verge of fall. Eve as the Power Development Department (PDD) had promised to repair the pole, the authorities are yet to attend to the grave problem causing dangers to the lives of […]

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Police erects naka on road leading to Maqbool Bhat’s residence, stops journalists from visiting trehgam

Police erects naka on road leading to Maqbool Bhat’s residence, stops journalists from visiting trehgam

By Tasaduq Hussain Srinagar: Police on Monday barred journalists from visiting the house of Maqbool Bhat’s residence at Mirpor Trehgam area in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Police has erected naka at Kralpora Kupwara road and is disallowing journalists from moving towards Maqbool’s house. Several Journalits on way to Bhats residence were not allowed to move […]

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Maqbool Bhat’s courage and commitment for liberation of his people, sacrifice will be remembered: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Maqbool Bhat’s courage and commitment for liberation of his people, sacrifice will be remembered: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said the people of Kashmir pay glowing tributes to Maqbool Bhat on his 35th hanging anniversary. People of #Kashmir pay glowing tributes to #ShaheedMaqboolBhat hanged in #TiharJail and buried there on his 35th martyrdom anniversary. His courage and commitment in espousing the just cause of liberation of his […]

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Maqbool Bhat hanging: Hurriyat rally in Lal chowk, scores detained

Maqbool Bhat hanging: Hurriyat rally in Lal chowk, scores detained

Srinagar: Police on Monday thwarted pro freedom rally of Hurriyat activists in Lal chowk and detained scores of them as they tried to march towards city center.  Eye witnesses said that scores of Hurriyat activists rallied and marched towards city center where large number of forces have been deployed to stop any protests. Raising pro […]