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‘Even if my people victimize me, they’ll still be treated with dignity’ were Morsi’s last words

‘Even if my people victimize me, they’ll still be treated with dignity’ were Morsi’s last words

Cairo: Immediate medical help was denied to former President of Egypt Mohammad Morsi, who died on Monday, after he collapsed in court house. A report by Washington Post quoting Morsi supporters, including three of his attorneys who were inside courtroom, said that ‘at least 20 minutes, and perhaps as many as 40 minutes, elapsed between […]

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Lightening kills man in Rajouri

  Rajouri: One person was killed and other received injuries after lightening struck Bari Darhal area in Rajouri district in Jammu division of the J&K state. The deceased has been identified as Abdul Razaq Chowdhary, a resident of Bari Darhal. Officials said that the incident happened during intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The deceased was […]

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Body of 85-year old man found in power canal in Uri

Body of 85-year old man found in power canal in Uri

By Peerzada Waseem   Uri: The body of missing 85-year old man was found inside the Power Canal Power Project Uri  in north Kashmir Baramulla on Friday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Azam Sudan, S/o Faqeer Mohd Sudan. The body was fished out in Bimayar area of Uri.

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GVEI students outshine in SQAY National Championship

GVEI students outshine in SQAY National Championship

    Sriangar: G.M.Dar National Championship and 10th International SQAY Masters Cup was organized by SQAY Federation of India from 14th – 19th June, 2019 at Pahalgam. Also High Altitude SQAY National Coaching Camp was held by J&K SQAY Association. Team from 19 states of India and 8 countries were a part of the camp […]

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Four drug peddlers slapped with PSA in Kupwara

  Kupwara: Four drug peddlers have been slapped with Public Safety Act in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official said on Friday. The four have been identified as Riyaz Ahmad Badan,  Mudasir Ahmad Piswal, Tanveer Ahmad Raina and Zameer Ahmad Raina, all residents of Amrohie Karnah. A police officials said that a huge quantity of Brown Sugar […]

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Panic in KP Road Anantnag as forces fire in air

  By Sameer Ahmad   Anantnag: Panic gripped KP road of Anantnag district, where a fidayeen attack took place last week,  on Friday after gunshots were heard in the area. According to sources CRPF personnel deployed in the area fired aerial gunshots following two borne persons were asked to stop but did not. The bike […]

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Woman found dead at her Chanapora residence in Srinagar

Woman found dead at her Chanapora residence in Srinagar

Srinagar: A woman was found hanging at her residence in Methan area of Chanapora in the outskirts of capital city Srinagar. Reports said that a woman (name withheld), a resident of Methan was found hanging in her room. The family members of the woman, after spotting her hanging inside the room, immediately rushed her to Ahmad’s Hospital Nowgam […]

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Tourist dies of cardiac arrest in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat   Ganderbal: A tourist from Rajasthan died of cardiac arrest in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district while returning from Leh. The deceased has been identified as Kishan Lal Bujran son of Sham Lal Bujran. He was resident of Rajasthan. Officials said that he fell unconscious in a vehicle near Sonamarg and was rushed […]

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Syed Ali Geelani barred from attending function at KU

Syed Ali Geelani barred from attending function at KU

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani was Friday disallowed to attend Urdu Book Fair funtion at Kashmir University. Geelani was scheduled to attend Urdu Book fair function today, Hurriyat leader said. Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) was invited by students of KU for the function while as he had accepted […]

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Army commander chairs key security review meeting

Srinagar: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday chaired a “key security review meeting” here. The army commander arrived in Srinagar today on a two day visit to review the overall security scenario in the Kashmir Valley. According to a spokesman of army, the army commander chaired a key security review meeting […]

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24×7 Power Supply: SAC awards Rs 173 Cr SCADA, DMS to M/S G.E T&D India Ltd  

24×7 Power Supply: SAC awards Rs 173 Cr SCADA, DMS to M/S G.E T&D India Ltd  

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the award of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management System (DMS) under R-APDRP Scheme for Jammu and Srinagar cities to M/S G.E T&D India Limited at a cost of Rs.173 crore The […]

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JAKFED to be wound up next month

Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the winding up of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by August 2019. The process of winding up of the Federation will be concluded by the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, J&K in terms of […]

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SAC approves termination of EPC, PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP Project to be re-tendered

SAC approves termination of EPC, PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP Project to be re-tendered

SRINAGAR, JUNE 20: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the termination of the EPC & PMC Contracts for the 48 MW Lower Kalnai HEP, updation of the DPR and retendering of the balance works of the Project under EPC mode. The 48 […]

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Advisor Sharma visits ‘Transport Nagar’ Parimpora

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor K K Sharma today visited Transport Nagar Parimpora to take stock of the developmental needs and facilities to be provided to the transporters. Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Dheeraj Gupta, Vice Chairman SDA Sajad Hussain Ganaie and other senior officers were accompanying the Advisor. The Advisor enquired about collection of […]

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Illicit timber worth lakhs of rupees seized by police in Sopore

Illicit timber worth lakhs of rupees seized by police in Sopore

Srinagar: Police on Thursday seized illicit timber including deodar worth lakhs of rupees from Ladoora area of the Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. “Acting on specific information, a police team headed by SDPO Rafiabad Nissar Ahmad along with Range Officer concerned seized huge quantity of timber and deodar worth lakhs of rupees […]

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Police files charge sheet against militant held with grenade last year in Ganderbal

Police files charge sheet against militant held with grenade last year in Ganderbal

Ganderbal: Police on Thursday submitted charge-sheet against a militant arrested last year during a check point at Chinner Kangan in central Ganderbal district. A police spokesman said that a case (FIR No. 81/2018) was registered in connection with the arrest of militant Zubair Shabir Bhat son of Shabir Ahmad Bhat of Malpora Qazigund during a […]

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J&K Bank shall emerge better from the current situation: MD J&K Bank assures investors,  stakeholders 

J&K Bank shall emerge better from the current situation: MD J&K Bank assures investors,  stakeholders 

  Srinagar: The Chairman and MD of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Chhibber today reassured all stakeholders that the Bank’s business is not impacted in any manner by the recent developments and ongoing investigations undertaken by the State Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB). He further said that the Bank is a unique institution, […]

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Dogs create fear among commuters in Bohri Kadal, chase every passerby

Dogs create fear among commuters in Bohri Kadal, chase every passerby
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Fire breaks out in receiving station Karan Nagar

Fire breaks out in receiving station Karan Nagar
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Mirwaiz pays tributes to Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 25th anniversary

Mirwaiz pays tributes to Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 25th anniversary

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday paid rich tributes to prominent Islamic scholar Qazi Nisar Ahmad on his 25th martyrdom anniversary, stating that the contribution of Qazi Nisar Ahmad on religious and social fronts can never be forgotten. Praying Allah to grant Qazi Nisar Ahmad highest standards in Jannah, Mirwaiz said during […]

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Building collapses in Rajouri, one dead, six injured

Building collapses in Rajouri, one dead, six injured

  Rajouri:  A man died while six of his family members were injured when a building collapsed on them in Rajouri district of Jammu division of the state on Thursday. The incident happened in Devlian village of Kalakote tehsil. Reports said that seven person were stuck under the debris, of which six injured have been […]

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No forecast of heavy rains, says MeT; I&FC is well equipped, well prepared to tackle any situation, says Chief Engineer  

No forecast of heavy rains, says MeT; I&FC is well equipped, well prepared to tackle any situation, says Chief Engineer  

by Ovais Gul Srinagar: Amid reports of heavy rain for the next five days, the local Meteorological department here has rejected the prediction, saying that only light rainfall would occur in the Valley on June 22-23. Talking to The INS, Deputy Director MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad said that there was no prediction of heavy downpour for the […]

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National Level workshop on Anti-Doping awareness held at KU

National Level workshop on Anti-Doping awareness held at KU

Srinagar: A one-day National level Workshop on anti-doping awareness was held at University of Kashmir (KU) here on Thursday. The workshop was organised by M. P.ED Wing of Directorate of Physical Education and Sports, KU, in association with National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India (GoI). The aim […]

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Bus Stand Pulwama turns into garbage dumping yard, officials promise action

Bus Stand Pulwama turns into garbage dumping yard, officials promise action

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: General Bus Stand Pulwama has been turned into a garbage dumping yard as heaps of waste is lying scattered in the area and Municipal Committee fails clear the area. Locals accuse MC Pulwama of willfully not clearing the area of waste collected by them around the area. “They have failed to […]

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Ganderbal: Six teachers for 120 students at GMS Khojabagh, authorities promise to send 3 more teachers

Ganderbal: Six teachers for 120 students at GMS Khojabagh, authorities promise to send 3 more teachers

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A government primary school has been badly hit by staff crunch effecting education of enrolled students in Ganderbal districts Khojabagh Koundbal area. The school, Government Middle school comes under Tulmulla Zone. Residents, whose wards study at the school, complain that only six teachers have been made available for 120 students in […]

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Weatherman predicts wet spell from June 20

Srinagar: Forecaster on Thursday predicted a wet spell from June 20 with isolated rains and thunderstorms in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the  weatherman forecasted heavy rains in isolated places across state in next 5 days. The Indian MeT department predicted scattered rains and thundershowers on June 23 and 24 and isolated […]

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Anantnag: Staff crunch hits PHC Adlash Magam, fails to realise plan of serving almost 25k souls

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: The Primary Health center in Adlash Magam Tehsil Salar in south Kashmir’s Anantnag District are lacks Gynecologist, doctors, shortage of staff members and ambulance services irking residents. The hospital is about 40 kms away from main town Anantnag with a total staff of 11 employees. Established in September 2015 inaugurated by Chaudhary […]

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Missing Baramulla youth apprehended in Ramban

Missing Baramulla youth apprehended in Ramban

  Srinagar: Police on Thursday said that it has three youth missing from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have been found are in their custody. “They were traveling in a vehicle near Digdol Ramban when apprehended,” they said. The trio have been identified as Mohd Umaid S/o Bashir Ahmad dar R/0 Woddara Baramulla (14), Marouf Hamid […]

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Hailstorm damages crops in Tral

Hailstorm damages crops in Tral

By Basharat Rashid Pulwama: Massive hailstorm damaged crops in Tral subdivision of Pulwama district on Thursday noon. According locals hailstorm has damage to crops including of walnut, and apples in many villages. They said that for 10 minutes the downpour continued over thousands of Kanals of land in Panner Jagir, Bhatnoor, Karmulla, Basmai and Nogdi […]

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Protests in Qazigund as Army vehicle injures 4-year old

By Sameer Ahmad Qazigund:  Protests erupted in Qazigung area of Anantnag district after an Army vehicle hit and injured a minor boy on Thursday.  According to locals a 4-year old boy Muzammil Ahmad Wagay son of Ghulam Hassan Wagay a resident of Wuzur Qazigund was hit by an army vehicle, part of a convoy. Youth […]

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India responds positively to Pakistan’s offer for talks: Report

India responds positively to Pakistan’s offer for talks: Report

Islamabad: India has expressed readiness for dialogue with Pakistan, a source in the Foreign Office (FO) said on Thursday. This was communicated in letters by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to their Pakistani counterparts. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a letter written to felicitate Modi on assuming office […]

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Sanctioned year ago Aripal tehsil awaits construction of receiving station

By  BASHARAT RASHID PULWAMA: The Construction of power receiving station in Aripal tehsil of Pulwama district has not been started even after the identification, demarcation of land and cutting of trees for the purpose. Locals told INS that after the back to back requests from the people, a receiving station was sanctioned for Aripal tehsil and […]

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Reduce term of J&K assembly to five years, demands BJP

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded that the term of the state assembly should be reduced from six to five years, saying the state must have laws similar to those enacted by Parliament for the entire country. “Like other states, Jammu and Kashmir is also an integral […]

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Farooq Abdullah calls for examining ‘one nation, one poll’ idea

Farooq Abdullah calls for examining ‘one nation, one poll’ idea

New Delhi: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday called for thorough examination of the ‘one nation, one poll’ proposal, saying the idea was good provided it doesn’t undermine the federal structure of India. “Consensus on this important issue is imperative and all the political parties must examine the issue threadbare”, Dr Farooq Abdullah […]

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Justice Rabstan directs speedy disposal of pending cases

Justice Rabstan directs speedy disposal of pending cases

Leh: Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge High Court of J&K (Administrative Judge of Leh) in his ongoing visit to Leh division today conducted an inspection of the Court of Principal District & Sessions Judge, Leh and Court of Sub-Judge/Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh. Justice Rabstan directed the Judicial Officers for speedy disposal of the old pending cases. […]

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Justice Ali Mohammad Magray, Justice Rashid Ali Dar visit Budgam

BUDGAM: Justice Ali Mohammad Magray (Chairman Building & Infrastructure Committee High Court of J&K) and Justice Rashid Ali Dar (Member Building & Infrastructure Committee High Court of J&K today visited district Budgam for spot inspection of under construction infrastructure /acquisition of land/repairs and renovation of courts as per the National Module. They visited Munsiff Court […]

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Electrification, system strengthening, loss reduction works in PDD devolved to PRIs

Electrification, system strengthening, loss reduction works in PDD devolved to PRIs

Srinagar The Government Wednesday ordered the devolution of electrification, system strengthening, loss reductions works in Power Development Department (PDD) to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). According to the order issued by PDD, the Government has directed the devolution in exercise of powers conferred under sub-section 4 of section 12 of the Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 […]

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Farooq Shah expresses gratitude to Governor for approving Flood Management Program

Farooq Shah expresses gratitude to Governor for approving Flood Management Program

Srinagar: Expressing gratitude to Governor Satya Pal Malik for approving Flood Management Program, the former Commissioner Secretary PHE & Flood Control and now National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah Wednesday said that he was happy that the project which was prepared by webcos ( a sister concern of ministry of Water resources in GOI) during […]

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KEG reiterates commitment to uphold journalistic values, unanimously turn down Fayaz Kaloo’s resignation offer

KEG reiterates commitment to uphold journalistic values, unanimously turn down Fayaz Kaloo’s resignation offer

Srinagar: A meeting of Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) was held today to discuss the various issues confronting the institution of media in Kashmir. The members who participated in the meeting reiterated their commitment to uphold the journalistic values while reporting the ground realities in Kashmir. The members resolved to create an atmosphere that will help […]

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First ever football match played under floodlights at Srinagar’s AstroTurf ground

Srinagar: Amid cheering of crowd, the capital city today witnessed star football players of the country—playing an exhibition match under floodlights between Indian Stars XI and JK Stars XI at AstroTurf Football ground, TRC Srinagar. Former India players Bhaichung Bhutia, Renedy Singh and Mehrajuddin Wadoo featured during the match as Jammu & Kashmir got its […]

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Governor for reducing incidence of serious accidents

Governor for reducing incidence of serious accidents

Srinagar: Dr. S.P. Vaid, Transport Commissioner, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. Dr. Vaid apprised Governor about various initiatives of the Transport Department for ensuring road safety management and facilitation of the commuters. Governor emphasised the vital importance of ensuring strict discipline on the roads to reduce incidence of […]

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Govt transfers 5 KAS officers

Govt transfers 5 KAS officers

Srinagar: The government on Wednesday ordered transfer of five KAS officers in the interest of administration. Gulzar Ahmad Bhat (KAS), Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara, has been transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, vice Mr. Parvez Sajad Ganai. Rifat Aftab Qureshi, KAS, Additional Mission Director, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Kashmir, has been transferred and […]

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J&K Bank hits 10-year low after raid at sacked chairman’s residence

J&K Bank hits 10-year low after raid at sacked chairman’s residence

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Bank shares fell 10 percent intraday on June 19 after a media report indicated that former chairman residence has been raided by Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB). The stock touched a day’s low of Rs 33.50, the lowest price since May 2009. At 1238 hours IST, it was quoting at Rs 34.40, down […]

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‘NC will form ‘strong, stable government’ in J&K on own’ 

‘NC will form ‘strong, stable government’ in J&K on own’ 

Sunderbani: Senior National Conference leaders on Wednesday exuded confidence about forming a stable, strong and people friendly government in Jammu and Kashmir on its own. “The biggest challenge would be to address to the political aspirations of the people of all the three regions, reviving developmental activities and generating jobs for youth,” General Secretary Ali […]

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Smooth conduct of Amarnath yatra a challenge, will ensure safe pilgrimage: Guv Malik   

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that situation in Jammu and Kashmir is very good; saying that the smooth conduct of Amarnath yatra is a challenge for his administration. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here at SKICC, Governor said that the situation in the […]

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Transformer damaged month back, protests in Pulwama against PDD

Transformer damaged month back, protests in Pulwama against PDD

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Pulwama residents are accusing PDD department for failing to repair damaged transformer since a month putting whole area into darkness. Villagers protested against PDD and marched to the office of Tehsildar. He was absent from his office . Villagers told INS that despite repeated pleas to officials to repair the transformer […]

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KCC&I hopes IT department help resolve problems facing business community

KCC&I hopes IT department help resolve problems facing business community

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a detailed interaction with Rajesh Kumar Madan Lal, Joint Commissioner, Shabir Ahmad Handoo Assistant Commissioner and other officers of the Income Tax Department at the office of the Kashmir Chamber at Residency Road, Srinagar. According to a statement issued here, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President, KCC&I gave […]

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Four children trapped on a rope way over river Tawi rescued

  Srinagar: Four children who were trapped in a rope trolly over River Tawi have been rescued by police personnel. According to reports the four children are safe now. Chenani Police successfully evacuated them to a safe zone.   Details emerging .

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UN calls for ‘prompt and thorough’ probe into Morsi’s death

UN calls for ‘prompt and thorough’ probe into Morsi’s death

Cairo: The UN human rights office has called for a prompt and thorough probe into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, a day after he collapsed and died inside a Cairo courtroom on Tuesday. “Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by […]

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Police orders probe after signboard with ‘don’t use mobile phone while drinking’ installed on Mughal Road

Police orders probe after signboard with ‘don’t use mobile phone while drinking’ installed on Mughal Road

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has ordered inquiry after pictures of a signboard, “don’t use mobile phone while drinking”, installed on the historic Mughal Road went viral on social media. The sign board has been installed recently by traffic police of Jammu rural wing at Peer Ki Gali on Mughal Road. Reports said that the police […]