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Govt doing best to crack braid chopping case, Mehbooba Mufti

Govt doing best to crack braid chopping case, Mehbooba Mufti

Government is trying its best to crack braid chopping cases in the state, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday. Mehbooba made these comments while talking to media on the sidelines of a function at Dal Lake in Srinagar. “We are trying our best to crack the case and bring those involved to book,” said […]

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Two non local bootleggers arrested in Qazigund

Two non local bootleggers arrested in Qazigund

  Qazigund: Two non local bootleggers were arrested by police from Damjan brick kiln, Qazigund on Monday. Police said that they have seized 15 litres of unprocessed and 5 litres of processed wine from the accused. The arrested have been identified as Nareena son of Ayut Ram resident of Getha district Chattisgrah and Puppy Kumar […]

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One dead as India pakistan trade gunfire

One dead as India pakistan trade gunfire

Ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Poonch. One young boy  died as India Pakistan troops traded fire Monday morning in Kerni sector and Dhigwar sector.P akistan violated the cease fire in Kerni Sector J/D of P/S Poonch Monday morning. Asrar Ahmed age 10 yrs S/o Mohd Rashid R/o Mohallha Kasba died on spot and 02 others namely […]

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Drug peddler arrested in Ganderbal

Drug peddler arrested in Ganderbal

Police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 10kgs of Bung patri from Village Shallabugh Ganderbal on Sunday . Special squad of Kheerbawani Police conducted number of raids at village Shallabugh. DySP Ganderbal Dr. Rameez Raja told INS that a drug peddler  Fayaz Ahmad Dar S/O Ab. Razaq Dar R/O shallabugh Ganderbal was arested. In this […]

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Vohra for establishing ‘truly secular environment’ 

Vohra for establishing ‘truly secular environment’ 

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra on Sunday paid rich tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi and described him true messenger of peace and a staunch believer of non-violence. In a message, the Governor has recalled the Mahatma’s monumental contribution to the prolonged struggle for securing freedom from the British colonial rule; his lifelong campaigns against social […]

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Vohra for establishing ‘truly secular environment’ 

Vohra for establishing ‘truly secular environment’ 

Srinagar: Governor N. N. Vohra on Sunday paid rich tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi and described him true messenger of peace and a staunch believer of non-violence. In a message, the Governor has recalled the Mahatma’s monumental contribution to the prolonged struggle for securing freedom from the British colonial rule; his lifelong campaigns against social injustice, racism […]

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Gandhi’s teachings relevant today as these were then: Mehbooba 

Gandhi’s teachings relevant today as these were then: Mehbooba 

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, underlining that his teachings of non-violence and co-existence are as relevant today as these were then. In her message on the occasion, the Chief Minister described Mahatma Gandhi as the tallest leader of his time whose teachings of non-violence and […]

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Geelani terms Mohan Bhagwat’s Kashmir statement ‘unwise’

Geelani terms Mohan Bhagwat’s Kashmir statement ‘unwise’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday termed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement calling for constitutional amendments to assimilate the Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India as “unwise.” In a statement issued here, the octogenarian leader denounced PDP-BJP coalition for their “unceasing attempts to pamper state’s political, cultural, economic […]

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RSS chief’s Kashmir statement his ‘mental bankruptcy’: Hurriyat (M) 

RSS chief’s Kashmir statement his ‘mental bankruptcy’: Hurriyat (M) 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday termed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement calling for constitutional amendments to assimilate the Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India as his “mental bankruptcy and narrow-mindedness.” In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the amalgam condemned the RSS chief’s statement and asked […]

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Mirwaiz continues to be under house arrest 

Mirwaiz continues to be under house arrest 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to be under house arrest, a spokesman of the amalgam said on Sunday. “On 10th of Muharram, Mirwaiz was to deliver a special sermon at shrine of Alim Sahib (RA) at Narwara Srinagar but he couldn’t due to continuous house arrest,” the spokesman said. Mirwaiz was placed […]

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Amid restrictions, Ashura observed in Kashmir Valley 

Amid restrictions, Ashura observed in Kashmir Valley 

Srinagar: Amid restrictions, Ashura processions were taken out in different parts of the Kashmir Valley on the eve of 10th Muharram, marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and 72 martyrs at Karbala (Iraq) for the protection of Islam. Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in parts of the city as a preventive measure to […]

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Braid chopping: reward for information is Rs 6 lacs now

Braid chopping: reward for information is Rs 6 lacs now

Srinagar: Police has doubled the reward for information on braid choppers to Rs 6 lacs from rpRs 3lacs. “The reward for giving information / assistance in nabbing any person found  involved in Braid cutting  doubled to Rs 6 lakh,” the police spokesman in Srinagar said, “The name and particulars of the person / persons will […]

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Restrictions continue in Srinagar parts

Restrictions continue in Srinagar parts

Srinagar: Restrictions continue in areas falling under 13 police station on Sunday, in Srinagar District Magistrate (deputy commissioner) Syed Abid Rashid Shah told news gathering agency that Section 144 of CrPc is imposed in the police station areas of Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gunj, Batamaloo, Shergari, Maisuma, Kothibagh, Kralkhud, Ram Munshi Bagh, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M […]

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NC condemns Bhagwat’s remarks, targets PDP for ‘abject’ surrender

NC condemns Bhagwat’s remarks, targets PDP for ‘abject’ surrender

Srinagar: National Conference on Saturday targetted ruling PDP over RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks about the need for constitutional amendments to repeal J&K’s special status was a matter of shame for the PDP. The party also asked the party to introspect about the costs that the State could pay because of its “abject surrender to […]

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Many people turn up to see Ravan burn in Kashmir

Many people turn up to see Ravan burn in Kashmir

Srinagar:  Many people on Saturday turned up to see effigies of demon Ravan, his brother Kumbhkarana and son Meghnad go into flames among bursting of firecrackers at TRC ground in Srinagar to mark the festival of Dussehra. According to Hindu mythology, this festival symbolises triumph of good over evil and it marks the culmination of […]

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Bijbehara to get new SDH at a cost of Rs 18 cr: Veeri

Bijbehara to get new SDH at a cost of Rs 18 cr: Veeri

  ANANTNAG:  Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that PMDP funded Rs 18 crore new Sub District Hospital would be constructed in Bijbehara. The Minister said that while inspecting the site and taking stock of facilities at existing Bijbehara hospital. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Muhammad Younis […]

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Defense minister visits ladakh

Defense minister visits ladakh

Defence MinisterNirmala Sitharaman visited the forward locations of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen on 30 Sep 17 and reviewed the security situation in the area. During her visit she was accompanied by The Chief of the Army Staff, The Army Commander, Northern Command and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps.  The Defence Minister interacted with the […]

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Braid chopping: Srinagar police establishes helplines

Braid chopping: Srinagar police establishes helplines

  Srinagar: In connection with the braid cutting incidents, Srinagar police has established helplines for any assistance and help for the general public of Srinagar City. General public is requested to call Srinagar police on its helpline numbers, if they find any suspicious movement or person in their respective areas. The helpline numbers are; SDPO […]

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Special Philately Exhibition on October 2, Dept of Post

Special Philately Exhibition on October 2, Dept of Post

Department of Post to organize a Special Philately Exhibition on 2nd October 2017 in Srinagar GPO’ Srinagar, September 30, 2017     The exhibition at General Post Office, Srinagar will showcased more than 2000 rare stamps issued by Postal organization of India and abroad on Mahatma Gandhi. Renowned Philatelists of Jammu and Kashmir regions Dr […]

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Govt issues policy to regulate illegal constructions in twin capitals, Katra  

Govt issues policy to regulate illegal constructions in twin capitals, Katra  

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a policy to regulate illegal and unauthorized construction in Srinagar, Jammu and Reasi district’s Katra area prior to 31 December 2016. According to a notification, the policy aims to bring the illegal and unauthorized constructions and land use or building use conversions into planning framework to the […]

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Constitutional amendments will assimilate J&K with India, RSS chief

Constitutional amendments will assimilate J&K with India, RSS chief

Nagpur: Necessary constitutional amendments will have to be made and old provisions will have to be changed in that state said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday. Bhagwat made these comments while delivering a talk in an annual Dussehra event of RSS at Nagpur. In an apparent referenced to Article 370 Bhagwat said: “Only when […]

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75 yr old mauled in Bear attack, dies

75 yr old mauled in Bear attack, dies

Bandipora: A 75-year-old man was mauled to death by a wild bear at Chichinar area of Bandipora district on saturday Morning. Division officer police post Aloosa bandipora Shahnawaz told INS that incident happened at about 6:30am today. “Bear attacked one namely Nazir Ahmad Chauhan, son of Umer din Chauhan, of Gujjar Basiti Chichinar,” he said. […]

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Bear attacks shepherd in Doda

Bear attacks shepherd in Doda

Doda: In a bear attack shepherd has been grievously injured in forest area of Gundana in Doda, on Saturday. The injured have been identified as Chander Loki 35, son of Mangat Ram Sharma of village Punyalla Gadheter, Gundan and was shifted to District Hospital Doda.  

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Section 144 imposed in many city parts

Section 144 imposed in many city parts

Srinagar: Restrictions continue to remain in place in many areas of Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. According to reports police has received “intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession” which are to be taken out later in the day. ‘The District Magistrate Srinagar has ordered restrictions under section […]

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IG BSF meets slain Ramzan Parrays family

IG BSF meets slain Ramzan Parrays family

Hajin: IG Border Security Force met family members of slain Mohammad Ramzan party in Army goodwill school in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora District. Ramzan an off duty BSF jawan killed recently by militants and was posted outside state and was visiting family. Sunali Mishra, IG BSF  Kashmir was scheduled to visit his house […]

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CASO in Hajin called off

CASO in Hajin called off

Hajin: Government forces called off the CASO launched in Hajin early morning today. According to sources operation was launched in the two localities of the area after ‘inputs of militant Presence’s. “Operation was launched in the area on the input that the killers of BSF jawan are present in the area,” police sources said. The […]

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CASO launched in Hajin

CASO launched in Hajin

Hajin: Government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation in Hajin town of district bandipora today . Sources said following the inputs about the presence of militants, 13rr and police laid siege of  Parray Mohallah and Bon Mohallah areas of Hajin. Operation is still underway.

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Geelani says govt forces ‘suspects’ in braid chopping

Geelani says govt forces ‘suspects’ in braid chopping

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Syed Ali Geelani on Friday suspected involvement of government forces in ever increasing incidents of braid chopping in Kashmir Valley. In a statement issued here, the octogenarian said that in a highly militarised zone and in presence of CRPF, BSF, and police, “the culprits go unnoticed.” “The silence and […]

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In her meeting with DM, CM demands return of land held by army

In her meeting with DM, CM demands return of land held by army

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday demanded India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to speeding up the cases of land vacation by the Army in various parts of the Jammu and Kashmir. In her meeting Sitharaman, who called her here, Mehbooba also demanded release of rent dues in favour of owners whose land is in […]

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Vohra holds hour-long discussions with Sitharaman

Vohra holds hour-long discussions with Sitharaman

Srinagar: India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on her maiden visit to Kashmir after being elevated to Prime Minister Modi’s cabinet, held hour long discussions with Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here. Accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, she was received by the Governor on her arrival at the Raj Bhavan. […]

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Mirwaiz remains under house arrest 

Mirwaiz remains under house arrest 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq remained under house arrest to bar him from delivering Friday sermon at historic Jamia Masjid, a spokesman of the amalgam said. Mirwaiz was placed under house at his Nigeen residence here on Thursday evening and the spokesman termed it “vindictive, unjustified and undemocratic” on part of the authorities. “It is highly […]

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Boy injured by pellets in Nowhatta, admitted in SMHS

Boy injured by pellets in Nowhatta, admitted in SMHS

Srinagar: A young boy was injured in old city on Friday has been admitted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital. Aged between 14-15 years, and identified as Mudassir Ahmad s.o Farooq Ahmad of Zoonimar Soura has recieved pellets all over body, sources said. “The boy is injured and is undergoing medication,” Medical Superintendent Saleem Tak […]

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Shutdown, Clashes in Sopore on Friday

Shutdown, Clashes in Sopore on Friday

Sopore:  A complete shutdown was observed in north Kashmir’s Sopore town for third consecutive day, on Friday, after killing of a local militant Qayoom Najar on Line of control while trying to infiltrate with all business establishments including public transport was off the roads. Protests broke out after Friday prayers at old Jamia Masjid area. Youth […]

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Braid cutting: Police announces Rs 3 lakh cash reward for info

Braid cutting: Police announces Rs 3 lakh cash reward for info

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for “credible information” about those involved in braid chopping incidents in Kashmir Valley To speed up the investigation process, police said, Special Investigation Teams (SITs) have also been constituted in every district headquarters of the Valley. “The person who will give […]

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Defence Minister arrives in Srinagar, will visit forward posts in North Kashmir

Defence Minister arrives in Srinagar, will visit forward posts in North Kashmir

Srinagar: Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reached Srinagar to take stock of the security situation on the borders, on Friday. This is the first visit of Sitharaman to J&K as Defence minister of India early this month. Sitharaman is accompanied by Army chief General Bipin Rawat and according to reports she will be visiting […]

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Govt wakes up to easy acquittals of drug offenders 

Govt wakes up to easy acquittals of drug offenders 

Srinagar: As large number of drug offenders secure acquittal on technical grounds, the Jammu and Kashmir government has asked its investigators to strictly adhere to the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) formulated by the State Crime Branch. “It has been observed that in several cases, […]

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Muharram processions: Restrictions in parts of city

Muharram processions: Restrictions in parts of city

By Faisal Shabir Srinagar: In wake of the commemoration of Karbala tragedy restrictions have been imposed in Karan Nagar, Shaheed Gung, Dalgate and Abi Guzar areas of the city and no Muharram Processions would be allowed in these areas. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Muneer  Ahmad Khan told INS that there would be restrictions in […]

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Qayoom re-elected Bar president, Shaheen General Secretary 

Qayoom re-elected Bar president, Shaheen General Secretary 

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association re-elected Mian Abdul Qayoom as president. Qayoom defeated Nazir Ahmad Ronga in a direct contest on Thursday. In all, 12 candidates were in fray for various posts of the lawyers’ body.  The elections were originally scheduled on September 7 but were deferred for today because of the issuance of notice […]

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Vohra asks govt to provide adequate funds to Scouts & Guides movement 

Vohra asks govt to provide adequate funds to Scouts & Guides movement 

Srinagar: Governor N.N. Vohra, on Thursday stressed need for allocating adequate funds for supporting the maintenance and growth of the Scouts and Guides movement in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor who is Patron of the J&K State Bharat Scouts and Guides (S&G) also presented Rajya Puraskars to 135 Scouts and Guides, and 20 Rovers and Rangers of the […]

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HN Wanchoo trust mulling to expand night ambulance services

HN Wanchoo trust mulling to expand night ambulance services

Srinagar: HN Wanchoo trust today held a Seminar regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Kothi Bagh Girls Higher Secondary School (KBGHSS) which was organized by one of the leading event management company Space communication. “The trust has started free Night ambulance service in three districts and with hope we are expanding it to other districts. […]

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249 teachers relieved from Booth Level Officer duty in Rajouri

249 teachers relieved from Booth Level Officer duty in Rajouri

RAJOURI:  District Administration, Rajouri has removed more 86 teachers from duty and assignment of  (BLOs) taking the total number of teachers relieved so far to 249. The move is aimed at sparing the teachers from additional burden and enabling them to concentrate on improving education system in the schools. The process has been started for […]

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Works Minister cautions against encroachments, soil cutting, destruction of Karewas

Works Minister cautions against encroachments, soil cutting, destruction of Karewas

SRINAGAR: Calling for whole hearted efforts to save unique geographical formations in Kashmir, Minister for public works Naeem Akhtar today said that government will take stringent steps against people involved in cutting of soil and encroachments around roads in the state. The expressed his anguish at the destruction of Karewas at many places around the […]

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Altaf Bukhari inaugurates Flower Mandi Complex

Altaf Bukhari inaugurates Flower Mandi Complex

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari inaugurated the renovated Flower Mandi Complex at Rajbagh. The Minister was informed that Flower Mandi has been set up for the flower growers of Kashmir valley where they can market their products. On the occasion the flower growers from various districts had set up their stalls for […]

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Mehbooba disburses financial assistance among pellet victims

Mehbooba disburses financial assistance among pellet victims

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday disbursed financial assistance among a group of victims of pellet injuries who suffered injuries during the law and order situations in the Valley last year. This is the second group of injured victims who were provided financial assistance by the Chief Minister today. A group of 17 visually impaired […]

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Chief Minister condemns killing of Rameez Parray

Chief Minister condemns killing of Rameez Parray

  SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of off-duty Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, Rameez Ahmad Parray at his home in Hajin area of Bandipora district late last night. Mufti said that it is unfortunate that he was killed when he had come home to join his family in his off time. She said […]

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Parveena Ahanger and Parvez Imroz awarded Rafto prize 2017

Parveena Ahanger and Parvez Imroz awarded Rafto prize 2017

Parveena Ahangar and noted human rights lawyer, Parvez Imroz have been awarded this year’s Rafto Prize award. Rafto organisation said the Rafto Prize for 2017 is awarded to “human rights defenders” Parveena Ahangar and Parvez Imroz, ‘who have spent decades campaigning for basic human rights in the Indian state of jammu and kashmir’. It further […]

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New batch of lady Constables will strengthen Police Stations, Women Cells: DGP

New batch of lady Constables will strengthen Police Stations, Women Cells: DGP

Udhamour: 140 lady Constables joining the force which will help us in strengthening the existing Police Stations in the State and also Women Cells opened in some other towns of the State, Director General of Police Dr. S.P Vaid said on thursday. Vaid was speaking on a passing out parade of 140 lady Constables held at […]

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LeT’s Mehmood bhai behind killing of BSF constable, DIG north Kashmir

LeT’s Mehmood bhai behind killing of BSF constable, DIG north Kashmir

Baramulla: Lashkar e Taiba, LeT, commander Mehmood Bhai carried out the killing of off-duty Border Security Force (BSF) Constable Ramiz Ahmad Parray, DIG North Kashmir Nitish Kumar Thursday. Parray was shot by suspected militants inside his home last night while four of his family members were injured in the shooting. Kumar was talking to journalists in […]

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Defence Minister to visit Valley

Defence Minister to visit Valley

Srinagar: The first full fledged woman Defence Minister of India,  Nirmala Sitharaman will be visiting Srinagar on September 29 and Siachen on September 30. Reports said that Sitharaman will take stock of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The visit will be  Sitharaman’s first visit to the state after assuming office of the ministry.

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‘9 am to 3 pm’ is new timing for schools in the valley

‘9 am to 3 pm’ is new timing for schools in the valley

Srinagar: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm is the new timing for schools in the valley authorities on Thursday announced. Director School Education Kashmir ordered that new school timings, government as well as recognized Private schools within in the Municipal limits of Srinagar City; shall be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and in the areas falling […]