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Div Com urges farmers to adopt scientific methods to enhance crop yield 

Div Com urges farmers to adopt scientific methods to enhance crop yield 

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today urged the farming community to adopt scientific methods to enhance their crop yield. While inaugurating the mega Kisan Mela 2019 in the premises of Agriculture Complex, Lal Mandi, the Divisional Commissioner the new farm techniques will also create huge employment potential and Kashmir can become a […]

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VWDC, aimed to improve response of justice dispensation system to vulnerable witness, inaugurated

VWDC, aimed to improve response of justice dispensation system to vulnerable witness, inaugurated

Srinagar: For ensuring a safe and comfortable environment to vulnerable witnesses including victims of child sexual abuse, a Vulnerable Witness Deposition Complex (VWDC) was today inaugurated here at District Court Complex in Mominabad. First of its kind in Jammu and Kashmir, VWDC was inaugurated by Chief Justice (CJ) of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice […]

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New Zealand mosque shootings attempt to spread fear, hatred: Governor

New Zealand mosque shootings attempt to spread fear, hatred: Governor

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik strongly condemned shooting at Mosques in New Zealand. In a message, Governor has expressed shock and anguish over the fatal shooting at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in which innocent lives were lost, and many were injured. We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand, he said. […]

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Karnah shuts demanding construction of Sadhna tunnel at earliest

By Tasaduq Hussain Karnah: Scores of people on Saturday  took part in the protest march in main market Karnah organized by Sadhna Coordination Committee demanding construction of Sadhna tunnel. Locals said that the residents of Karnah sector observed a complete shutdown over the issue. Wali Ahmad Qureshi, chairperson of SCC, said that they are demanding […]

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One militant killed in Kulgam shootout, area cordoned off

Kulgam: An unidentified militant has been killed in a brief shootout in Gandibal Frisal area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Reports said that militants opened fire on the patrolling party of forces which was retaliated in which the militant was killed. Forces have been rushed to the area and cordon and search operation has been launched […]

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INS Impact: Illegal structures demolished in Letribal Pampore

INS Impact: Illegal structures demolished in Letribal Pampore

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: Administration in Pampore launched a massive demolition drive against unauthorized and illegal constructions in Letribal area of the town.  Officials said that the drive was headed by the Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohidin, accompanied by the officials of Municipal committee Pampore, police and other concerned departments. The drive was carried out on […]

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Shah Faisal to launch his political party ‘J&K Peoples Movement’ tomorrow

Shah Faisal to launch his political party ‘J&K Peoples Movement’ tomorrow

Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is going to launch political party on Sunday in Srinagar’s Rajbagh area. The party will be named Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement’ According to organisers function will be held at Gindun Ground in Rajbagh. The 2010 batch UPSC topper resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in January this […]

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LS polls: Decision on pre-poll alliance between NC-Cong likely by Monday

LS polls: Decision on pre-poll alliance between NC-Cong likely by Monday

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: There was no breakthrough over the seat sharing between National Conference (NC) and Congress in Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming parliamentary polls here, commencing from April 11. Reliable sources told INS that the talks between the two parties are going on but there was no breakthrough over the pre-poll alliance so […]

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Kashmiri lecturer bags Race-2019 Bangkok award for ‘best teacher of the year’

Kashmiri lecturer bags Race-2019 Bangkok award for ‘best teacher of the year’

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A teacher from south Kashmir’s Tral has been felicitated in Bangkok for his outstanding contribution in promoting Kashmiri language at International level. The awardee Sajad Ahmad Mir, son of Ab Salam Mir of Gulshanpora Tral, is a Lecturer at Govt. Degree College Tral. He has been awarded teacher of the year […]

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Lady SPO shot dead in Shopian

By Basharat Rashid Shopian: Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a lady special police officer  in Shopian district of south Kashmir. According to police sources a the lady cop has been identified as Kushboo jan. Reports said that she was shot at outside her home in Vehil village of the district. She died on the […]

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Ramban accident: 3 minors, mother and her 2 year old daughter among ten killed

Ramban accident: 3 minors, mother and her 2 year old daughter among ten killed

By Sohail Khan Ramban: Death toll in the fatal accident in Ramban district has mounted to ten including three minors have been killed in a tragic accident in Jammu. The incident happened after the sumo they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a gorge at Khunda Nallah in Chanderkote area of Ramban […]

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Vehicle falls in gorge in Ramban, 5 killed

Vehicle falls in gorge in Ramban, 5 killed

by Sohail Khan Jammu:  In a tragic accident five persons were killed after the Sumo they were travelling in, skidded off the road and rolled down a gorge at Khunda Nallah in Chanderkote area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The sumo, reports said, was on the way to Rajgrah from Chanderkote. […]

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Bus rams into matador in Jammu, 9 injured, 3 critical

Jammu: Casualties are feared in the accident on Jammu Pathankot highway after a speed bus rammed into a passenger matador on Saturday morning. According to police about 0930 near Thandi Khui (Vijaypur) a speedy bus (JK21B-7799) coming from Kathua to Jammu hit matador (JK02R-1460). “The matador skidded off and during this 9 passengers of matador […]

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SSM students offer Funeral prayers in absentia for victims of New Zealand mosque massacre

SSM students offer Funeral prayers in absentia for victims of New Zealand mosque massacre

Srinagar: Students of SSM College of engineering held funeral prayers in absentia for the people killed in Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand yesterday. The students assembled inside campus and offered funeral prayers for 49 muslims killed in the terror attack. The victims had gathered to offer Friday prayers when a white supermacist terrorist attacked […]

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More than $2.5 million donated in 24 hours to help New Zealand mosque massacre victims

More than $2.5 million donated in 24 hours to help New Zealand mosque massacre victims

A massive charity has poured in to help the victims of christchurch mosque massacre. More than $2.5 million in donations has poured in, in 24 hours. nzherald.co.nz reproted that the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups set up a crowdfunding page just before midnight last night – less than 11 hours after the shootings at […]

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Terrorist behind New Zealand mosque massacre presented before court handcuffed, barefoot

Terrorist behind New Zealand mosque massacre presented before court handcuffed, barefoot

Christchurch: The 28-year-old man who perpetrated Friday’s terror act on mosque in Christchurch killing 49 in two incidents was presented before court handcuffed and barefoot. The terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, whose address was given as Andersons Bay in Dunedin, made an appearance from custody at Christchurch District Court. According to nzherald.co.nz reported that he appeared […]

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Forces seal Poshker Bugam following tip-off about militant presence

Forces seal Poshker Bugam following tip-off about militant presence

Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday morning sealed Poshker village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district following inputs about militants presence in the area. Police sources said that a joint team of Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Forces laid siege over the area plugging all entry and exit points. “The operation was […]

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Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh arrived at Srinagar on Friday to review the prevailing security situation in Kashmir Valley. “The Army Commander visited units/ formations along the Line of Control and hinterland in North Kashmir. He was briefed by the commanders about the prevailing security situation,” a spokesman of the army […]

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Divisional Commissioner flags off ambitious project to make Srinagar green

Divisional Commissioner flags off ambitious project to make Srinagar green

Srinagar: The ambitious Green Srinagar Initiative under which two lac tree saplings will be planted and maintained in schools and institutional areas and along avenues across the district was Friday officially launched. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary flagged off a fleet of 10 dedicated green vehicles […]

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Teacher arrested after corporeal punishment video goes viral

Srinagar: Police on Friday arrested a teacher after a video regarding corporal punishment by him to a minor went viral on social media. “A video was found in circulation on social media sites depicting inflicting of corporal punishment by a teacher to the minor children purportedly studying in Hajad Public School Awantipora,” a police spokesman […]

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Skandan for bridging gap between farmers and officers

Skandan for bridging gap between farmers and officers

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today chaired a meeting convened to review the functioning of the Agriculture and Horticulture departments of Kashmir with regards to various state and centrally sponsored schemes. The meeting discussed various initiatives regarding improved functioning of Agriculture and Horticulture departments. It also discussed various issues faced by these departments with […]

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Advisor pitches for eco-friendly dev approach to combat climate change

Advisor pitches for eco-friendly dev approach to combat climate change

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan Friday pitched for adopting an eco-friendly developmental model for mitigating the effects of climate change and stressed on making significant lifestyle changes to protect the environment. The Advisor was addressing the valedictory function of a two-day national seminar on “Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Ecology and Food […]

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Urs Hazrat Sheikh Bakir (RA) observed in Khanagund Tral

Urs Hazrat Sheikh Bakir (RA) observed in Khanagund Tral

By BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama : The annual Urs of Hazarat Sheikh Bakir (RA) was observed in Khanagund Sofigund area of Tral in South A Shab Khawani were held from Wednesday evening till Thursday morning. Meanwhile, all the arrangements for devotees were put in place by the local administration.

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In Pics: JKSRTC yard in Sopore turns into open garbage dumping site

In Pics: JKSRTC yard in Sopore turns into open garbage dumping site

By Peerzada Waseem Authorities have turned yard of State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) of Jammu and Kashmir into a dumping yard. The municipal agencies have been repeatedly demanding more land from the state administration to set up landfills and waste-to-energy plants but to no avail. Civil society member Raees Kaloo told INS that last month […]

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Dozen villages suffer as PHC Salia hit by acute shortage of basic facilities

Dozen villages suffer as PHC Salia hit by acute shortage of basic facilities

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The Primary Health center in Salia area of Anantnag district is facing an acute shortage of water and electricity facility. It also suffers lack of basic facilities including equipment, beds, lab and not even ambulance service is available for the medical center.  The health center has a total staff strength of […]

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Mirwaiz says ‘Delhi cannot force us into submission’, protest rally held after Friday prayers

Mirwaiz says ‘Delhi cannot force us into submission’, protest rally held after Friday prayers

Srinagar: A large number of people on Friday marched from Jamia Masjid in old city Srinagar to Mirwaiz Manzil at Rajouri Kadal against National Investigation Agency summoning chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. According to eye witnesses the protest march included men, women and children who marched while raising slogans in favour of Mirwaiz. They were […]

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Almost 100 schools under thick snow in Kupwara, off limits for students, teachers

Almost 100 schools under thick snow in Kupwara, off limits for students, teachers

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: Almost 100 educational institutions in Kupwara district are still under a thick blanket of snow. Some have not been opened yet while many have witnessed low attendance due to difficulty in reaching the schools.  Official sources said that, areas like, Badnambal, Jumgand, Machil, Hafrada, Nowgam Sector Handwara and  Kumkadi have witnessed […]

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ED seeks nod to question Syed Ali Geelani’s son-in-law in ‘terror funding case’

ED seeks nod to question Syed Ali Geelani’s son-in-law in ‘terror funding case’

Srinagar: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday moved a Delhi court and sought permission to question Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah with regards to alleged ‘terror-funding case’. According to reports, ED has sought permission to question Shah in connection with the case involving LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The ED has also sought permission to […]

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New Zealand mosque massacre: Death toll 49, 48 injured

New Zealand mosque massacre: Death toll 49, 48 injured

New Zealand: The deadly terror attack on Friday prayers in two christchurch mosques has left forty-nine people killed and 48 more hurt. According to nzherald.co.nz anxious family and friends are pacing outside Christchurch Hospital, waiting for news of injured loved ones. Some of the shooting victims have been released and allowed to go home. According […]

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KEG welcomes PCI notice to J&K govt on ‘stopping ads’ to 2 newspapers

KEG welcomes PCI notice to J&K govt on ‘stopping ads’ to 2 newspapers

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild, (KEG) expresses its gratitude to the Press Council of India, (PCI) for taking cognizance of the complaint filed by it over stopping government advertisements to two major dailies, ‘Greater Kashmir and ‘Kashmir Reader’, published from Srinagar, Kashmir. “It is a welcome step by the PCI as measures like curbing free flow […]

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Charred body of Army man found in Kupwara

By Tasadduq Hussain Kupwara: Charred body of Territorial Army man was found on Friday morning at its unit at Panzgam in Kupwara district.  “We received a call from the concerned unit regarding one Territorial Army personnel who died in suspicious conditions within its Army Unit at Panzgam. A police party was rushed to the spot later the […]

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Traffic cop crushed to death in Surankote, truck seized, driver escapes

Jammu : A traffic cop was killed on duty after a truck crushed him to death at Jogi Morth Surankote on Friday.  According to police officials the mishap took place while a traffic Naka was in place. The truck with registration number  JK02BK 5685  was involved in the case. While the truck has been seized, […]

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New Zealand mosque terror attack: Attacker livestreamed shooting for 17 mins, issued manifesto

New Zealand mosque terror attack: Attacker livestreamed shooting for 17 mins, issued manifesto

New Zealand: The horrific attack on mosques at a Christchurch mosque was livestreamed for 17 minutes by the gunman. The shooter identified himself as “Brenton Tarrant” – a white, 28-year-old Australian-born man. Twitter has shut down a user account in that name. The www.nzherald.co.nz reported that the gunman published an online link to a lengthy […]

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Two mosques attacked in New Zealand, ‘Active shooter’ situation prevails

Two mosques attacked in New Zealand,  ‘Active shooter’ situation prevails

New Zealand: Two mosques have been attacked by terrorists and opened fire upon the people in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch on Friday with police saying there were many dead. According to Aljazeera report authorities said one suspect was in custody but they were dealing with an “active shooter” situation after a second mosque was […]

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LOC flare up: Army porter injured, shifted to hospital

LOC flare up: Army porter injured, shifted to hospital

  Rajouri: An Army porter has been injured amid exchange of gunfire between India and Pakistan armies along line of control in Kalal area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu. According to officials, Surjeet Kumar was hit by a bullet fired from Pakistan army. Kumar has been shifted to medical facility for treatment, […]

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Gunmen abduct, kill 40-year-old sawmill worker in Pulwama

Gunmen abduct, kill 40-year-old sawmill worker in Pulwama

Srinagar: Unknown gunmen kidnapped and killed a sawmill worker in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources and police said on Friday. The gunmen, official sources said, fired upon the worker Manzoor Ahmad Lone near Higher Secondary School at Gulzarpora at around 10 p.m. on Thursday. The 40-year-old Manzoor son of […]

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‘Decision On Traffic Movement On Highway To Be Taken Tomorrow’

‘Decision On Traffic Movement On Highway To Be Taken Tomorrow’

Srinagar: The traffic department on Thursday said that the decision regarding movement of vehicles on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the world, would be taken tomorrow. “The decision on movement o traffic on the highway shall be taken tomorrow after accessing the weather and road condition,” said a […]

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Govt orders cancellation of appointment of 437 Medical Officers for failing to join duties

Jammu: The state government has ordered cancellation of appointment of 437 Medical Officers who have been recently appointed by the Health & Medical Education department for failing in joining their duties. The order issued by the H&ME Department in this regard today reads, that the appointments in respect of 437 Medical Officers appointed vide Government […]

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Advisor Skandan listens to public issues at Srinagar

Advisor Skandan listens to public issues at Srinagar

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor K. Skandan today listened to people’s issues as several delegations including those from Trade and Industry met him here today. Director Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, Mahmood A Shah, AC Revenue central Qazi Irfan and other officers were present on the occasion. A delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce led By Mushtaq […]

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Passport Office cautions applicants against fake websites

Srinagar: Regional Passport Officer Srinagar (POS today informed all passport applicants applying for the Indian passport to apply online only on registered passport website www.passportindia.gov.in as there is no other website authorizing applicants to apply for passport. In an official handout issued here, the Passport Office said that some applicants applying for passport online have […]

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Hurriyat Conference (M) allege attempts to vitiate public opinion against Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) allege attempts to vitiate public opinion against Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Thursday strongly denounced the “lies and canards” which according to it being circulated by some media channels through “unsubstantiated leaks by agencies bent on harassing” its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. A spokesman of the amalgam said after the illegal raid at Mirwaiz residence, the media through propaganda and lies is […]

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60 year old NC member shot at in Anantnag, shifted to SMHS

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Unidentified gunmen shot at a 60 year old National Conference member at Thajeewara Bijbehara area of the Anantnag district on Thursday evening. According to sources the NC member has been identified as Mohammad Ismail. He was rushed to District hospital Anantnag and has been shifted to SMHS Srinagar for advanced treatment.   […]

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Illegal construction galore in Pampore, officials unaware but promise action

BASHARAT RASHID PAMPORE: The illegal construction and land grabbing in Letribal area of Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama is going on unabated. Officials have kept a ‘criminal silence, and neglect’, locals allege. Residents of the area claim that land mafia illegally constructed structures in Letribal area near HP Gas Turbine Plant. “It is illegal to […]

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24 year old non local mowed to death in Kathua

24 year old non local mowed to death in Kathua

Jammu: A non local was mowed down by a speedy car in Kathua district of Jammu division of the state.  According to officials the deceased is from Madhya Pradesh and the incident took place on Jammu-Pathankot highway. The accused in the hit and run case has been arrested and car traced . The deceased has been […]

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Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Vice President Mushtaq Veeri booked under PSA, shifted to Kotbalwal Jail

Jamiat Ahl e Hadith Vice President Mushtaq Veeri booked under PSA, shifted to Kotbalwal Jail

Srinagar: Prominent Kashmiri cleric Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri has  been booked under Public Safety Act and shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu. Veeri is vice president of Jamiat e Ahl e Hadith Jammu and Kashmir. He was  arrested on February 24, 2019 following a crackdown on Kashmir’s largest socio-religious organisation Jama’at-e-Islami. Jama’at spokesman advocate Zahid Ali […]

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Election: NC, CPI (M), PDF, DPN boycott meet with special observers while Congress, PDP pitch for simultaneous polls

Election: NC, CPI (M), PDF, DPN boycott meet with special observers while Congress, PDP pitch for simultaneous polls

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The mainstream political parties including National Conference (NC), CPI (M), Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) and Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) on Thursday didn’t met with the Observers of Election Commission of India who are on visit to the Valley to assess the situation on ground for the conduct of assembly polls in Jammu […]

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The most generous donation in Indian history, Azim Premji gives shares worth $7.5 billion to charity

The most generous donation in Indian history, Azim Premji gives shares worth $7.5 billion to charity

The billionaire Azim Premji, chairman of Indian conglomerate Wipro Ltd.  will give a further 34 percent of shares in the company worth $7.5 billion to support philanthropic activities. According to NDTV report this is the most generous donation in Indian history. “With this action, the total value of the philanthropic endowment corpus contributed by Mr. […]

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Lolab: Shukoor area decry callous attitude of administration, lack basic facilities

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: The residents of Shukoor Mohallah Tekipora of Lolab are irked over non availability of basic facilities in the area and accuse government of callous attitude towards ‘people’s plight’.  “There is no proper electrification, water supply, drainage, macadamized road,” locals alleged. The villagers said that despite DC and CMO Kupwara being timely […]

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You surrendered to Pakistan, China: Omar Abdullah to PM Modi

Srinagar: Following China’s move to block Masood Azhar be termed as Global Terrorist Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah criticised PM Narendra Modi. “PM Modi surrendered to China on Azhar and surrendered to Pakistan & its proxies by delaying elections in J&K. How can the BJP claim to have been tough on internal […]

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Pakistan delegation leaves for India to discuss Kartarpur corridor

Pakistan delegation leaves for India to discuss Kartarpur corridor

A high level Pakistani delegation will be arriving in India to negotiate to negotiate a mechanism to govern operations of the Kartarpur Corridor on Thursday. According to Dawn report the meeting with the Indian counterparts will deliberate on providing visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib. Kartarpur is a small […]