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Strict curfew to be imposed in Srinagar parts: DC

Strict curfew to be imposed in Srinagar parts: DC

Srinagar: Following the killings of militants in Tral, the district administration Srinagar on Saturday decided to impose strict curfew in parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations from Sunday. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone told KNS, “The strict curfew will be imposed in the parts of Srinagar falling under […]

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Joint Resistance camp calls for shutdown on Sun, Mon

Joint Resistance camp calls for shutdown on Sun, Mon

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership Saturday called for a state-wide shutdown on Sun and Mon (May 28, 29) to protest against the use of ‘brute force’ against the civilians, who were protesting against the killing of Sabzar Bhat and his aide in Tral area. According to the statement issued to KNS, the leadership, including Hurriyat […]

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Six infiltrators killed in Rampur sector: Army

Six infiltrators killed in Rampur sector: Army

Srinagar: Army today claimed to have foiled a major infiltration bid in Rampur sector of Uri in Baramulla district of north Kashmir by killing six infiltrators. According to an army spokesman, six militants were killed in a major operation at Rampur sector near Line of Control. “The army noticed movement of infiltrators and engaged them […]

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Deputations from Kunzer, Turtuk, Akhnoor, Shangus meet Mehbooba

Deputations from Kunzer, Turtuk, Akhnoor, Shangus meet Mehbooba

Srinagar: People in large numbers and scores of deputations today met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. They brought their difficulties into the notice of the Chief Minister and sought their redressal. A deputation from Shangus demanded completion of the pending Regional Water Supply Scheme and equipping the local hospital in terms of staff […]

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Mehbooba felicitates people on the beginning of Ramadhan

Mehbooba felicitates people on the beginning of Ramadhan

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has felicitated people of the State on the beginning of holy month of Ramadhan. In her message, the Chief Minister hoped the holy month marks the beginning of an era free from difficulties, uncertainty, bloodshed and acrimony. “I pray that this holy month brings along all the divine blessings for […]

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PSC postpones Civil Services Judicial exam scheduled for May 28

PSC postpones Civil Services Judicial exam scheduled for May 28

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission has postponed the written test for Compulsory Paper-III of J&K Civil Service (Judicial) Competitive Examination-2017 which was scheduled to be held on 28.05.2017. According to a statement issued by the Secretary J&KPSC, the new date for the examination shall be notified separately. He said the examination centre […]

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Make transport arrangements for candidates appearing in CET: Div Com to DCs

Make transport arrangements for candidates appearing in CET: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has directed all Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir valley to arrange transport facility for the candidates appearing in Common Entrance Test (CET) and MBBS Course 2017 (AIIMS) on Sunday. In an order issued today, Div Com said to conduct the examination hassle free and to facilitate the examination staff and candidates to […]

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Hizb pays tribute to Sabzar, two other slain militants

Hizb pays tribute to Sabzar, two other slain militants

Srinagar: Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Saturday paid tributes to the three militants who were killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Tral area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir today. In a tele-statement to KNS, Hizb Operational spokesman, Burhan-ud-din while quoting the Hizb chief, Syed Salah-ud-din, Vice chief, Saif-ul-llah Khalid and field operational […]

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Malik along with other leaders reaches Tral, pays tribute to slain militants, civilian

Malik along with other leaders reaches Tral, pays tribute to slain militants, civilian

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik along with several others including senior leaders Saturday managed to visit Tral area where a civilian and two militants were killed today. According to the spokesman, Malik along with several leaders including Zahoor Ahmad Butt managed to reach Tral and after reaching to Saimoh […]

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Kashmiris have never celebrated killings, but every killing strengthens anti-India Sentiment: Er Rasheed

Kashmiris have never celebrated killings, but every killing strengthens anti-India Sentiment: Er Rasheed

Srinagar: Asking New Delhi to take lessons from today’s killings including that of top militant commander Sabzar Bhat, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed has said that every killing adds to the anger of Kashmiris and more the Indians celebrate killings in Kashmir, stronger becomes the anti-India sentiment at the ground. In a statement […]

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Shah pays glowing tributes to Commander Sabzar, associates

Shah pays glowing tributes to Commander Sabzar, associates

Srinagar: Expressing deep grief over the martyrdom of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad and his associates, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Saturday appealed people to offer funeral prayers in absentia for the mujahideen. Paying glowing tributes to Shaheed Sabzar Ahmad, Shaheed Faizaan Ahmad, and Shaheed Aadil Ahmad, Shabir […]

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Secretary Information visits Media Complex Srinagar

Secretary Information visits Media Complex Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MAY 27: Secretary Information, Mr M H Malik visited the Media Complex at Polo View here last evening to take stock of the functioning of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (DIPR). He also took stock of the works being executed at the Media Complex as part of infrastructure upgradation. During the visit, […]

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Zulfkar visits Media Complex Jammu; Takes stock of functioning of Information Department

Zulfkar visits Media Complex Jammu; Takes stock of functioning of Information Department

JAMMU: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today visited Media Complex here to take first-hand appraisal of the functioning of the Department of Information and Public Relations. Secretary Information, M H Malik, Director Information and PR, Dr Arun Manhas, Joint Director Information Jammu, Manisha Sarin, Deputy Director Information […]

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Human shield row: Budgam man files compliant in SHRC against awarding army Major

Human shield row: Budgam man files compliant in SHRC against awarding army Major

Srinagar: The Budgam civilian who was used by an army Major as human shield has filed a complaint in State Human Rights Commission here against the officer being given a Commendation certificate. An official of SHRC confirmed to KNS that Farooq Ahmed Dar, the resident of Chill village in Budgam has filed the complaint against […]

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Resistance leaders calls for peaceful protests against awarding army officer

Resistance leaders calls for peaceful protests against awarding army officer

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik expressed strong resentment over awarding Major Gogoi, who had used a youth Farooq Ahmad as a human shield and called peaceful protest after Friday prayers on 26th May, against this inhuman act. It vindicates our claim that India is following fascist dogma and acting […]

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Tassaduq for fresh push towards good governance through effective grievance redressal

Tassaduq for fresh push towards good governance through effective grievance redressal

Srinagar: Effective grievance redressal mechanism is central to establishing efficient management system in the state that is transparent and accountable to all stakeholders. For this, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell is acting with intent to push the state towards good governance through its proper implementation. Coordinator, Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti said this while chairing […]

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CPP delegation meets Governor

CPP delegation meets Governor

Srinagar: A delegation of Centre for Peace and Progress comprising Mani Shankar Aiyar, O.P. Shah, Kapil Kak, Vinod Sharma, Khalid Tufail and I.D. Khajuria, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Members of the delegation, who had participated in a conference on Kashmir and also met leaders of various segments of the […]

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VHP delegation meets Governor

VHP delegation meets Governor

SRINAGAR, MAY 25: A delegation led by Sh. Surindera Jain, National Spokesperson, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP); and comprising Sh. Rajesh Gupta, Vice-President VHP, J&K; Sh. Surinder Aggarwal, President Baba Amarnath & Budha Amarnath Yatri Niyas and Sh. Suresh Kumar Gupta, Working President, VHP, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation […]

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Aiyer-led CPP delegation calls on Mirwaiz

Aiyer-led CPP delegation calls on Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq met a five member civil society delegation of Centre for Peace and progress led by Mani Shankar Aiyer including O P Shah, Kapil Kak, Vinod Sharma and ID Khajuria at his residence Thursday. Mirwaiz told the delegation that it was good to know that in the din […]

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Mani Shankar Aiyar led delegation calls on Shabir Shah

Mani Shankar Aiyar led delegation calls on Shabir Shah

Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Thursday made it clear to Indian leader Mani Shankar Aiyar that the people of Jammu Kashmir will never give up their struggle for right to self-determination. As per a statement issued to KNS, Mani Shankar Aiyar led delegation on Thursdayafternoon called on […]

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Don’t need lessons from BJP: NC

Don’t need lessons from BJP: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Thursday lashed out at BJP leader and Minister in the PMO, Dr. Jitender Singh and said faces and voices of repeated communal conspiracies against Kashmir shouldn’t talk of stability and peace. Talking to reporters at the sidelines of a party event in Srinagar, NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said the […]

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Dr. Farooq chairs meeting of party legislators

Dr. Farooq chairs meeting of party legislators

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament for Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday chaired a meeting of Party Legislators in Srinagar. The Party President discussed the current political situation in the State and also sought inputs from senior leaders and party legislators on key issues and challenges confronting the State and its people. […]

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Naeem Akhtar reviews pace of development projects in Kangan

Naeem Akhtar reviews pace of development projects in Kangan

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar said that the long pending bridges of Yachhama and Chattergul in Kangan will be completed by the October of this year and it will benefit a larger section of people in the area. The Minister was speaking to various groups of people at a daylong visit to Kangan […]

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Zulfkar for professionalizing DIPR to re-orient it with fast-changing media scenario

Zulfkar for professionalizing DIPR to re-orient it with fast-changing media scenario

SRINAGAR: Stressing the need to bring professionalism in the functioning of the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR), Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers and Public Relations (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said the Department needs to gear-up its men and machinery to effectively highlight the developmental and welfare initiatives undertaken […]

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DDC Srinagar inspects progress of work at SPS library, museum

DDC Srinagar inspects progress of work at SPS library, museum

SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, today visited SPS library and museum here to take stock of ongoing work on the two prestigious projects. Officers of Directorate of Archeology, Archives & Museums, Police Housing Corporation, JKPCC and other concerned accompanied the DDC. While inspecting the work at SPS Library, the DDC directed […]

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Dy CM for promoting distinct, treasured Kashmiri ethos

Dy CM for promoting distinct, treasured Kashmiri ethos

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that promoting and sustaining traditional and valued Kashmiri ethos is the need of the hour to sustain peace and accelerate the developmental initiatives being undertaken in the state. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function ‘Milchaar’ organized by a private production house at […]

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Pattan Trauma Hospital to be completed by June 2017

Pattan Trauma Hospital to be completed by June 2017

SRINAGAR, MAY 24: Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today said that Baramulla which from ancient times was known as a gateway to Kashmir will regain its pristine glory with a slew of mega-developmental projects being completed within the current year. The Minister while speaking with people and officials during a daylong visit to the […]

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Human Shield Case: Army court of inquiry a ‘farce’, says Omar Abdullah

Human Shield Case: Army court of inquiry a ‘farce’, says Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Describe inquiry into human shield case a ‘farce’ former Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday in his tweet said that court of public opinion is the only court that matters. “In future, please don’t bother with the farce of a military court of inquiry. Clearly the only court that matters is the court […]

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Students falling short of attendance will not be allowed to sit in exams: Edu Minister

Students falling short of attendance will not be allowed to sit in exams: Edu Minister

Srinagar: Reiterating his appeal to the students not to hit streets, minister for Education Syed Altaf Bukhari Wednesday said that the students falling short of attendance will not be allowed to sit in the examinations. While addressing an education conclave organized by the private schools at SKICC, Bukhari said that the there will be no […]

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Stop persecution of students: NC

Stop persecution of students: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday took out a massive protest rally against the1 human right violations and unprecedented use of force by government against its own people, especially students, in Kashmir. The protest rally led by Provincial President JKNC Womens Wing Shameema Firdous marched out from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah today. Talking to reporters on the […]

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Forces call off operation after militants escape from Pulwama village

Forces call off operation after militants escape from Pulwama village

Pulwama: Government Forces on Wednesday called off a search operation in a Pulwama village in southern part of Kashmir as the militants managed to escape from their cordon. Reports said that the cordon and search operation, which commenced on Tuesday evening after exchange of fire between militants and Forces was called off as militants managed […]

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Aiyar-led group to meet Geelani tomorrow

Aiyar-led group to meet Geelani tomorrow

Srinagar: The civil society group from New Delhi which is on a visit to Kashmir valley is scheduled to meet Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday to discuss the prevailing situation and holding of dialogue with the centre for resolution of the Kashmir issue. The group comprising of senior Congress leader, Mani […]

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Chief Minister meets Governor

Chief Minister meets Governor

SRINAGAR MAY 24: Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister J&K, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Ms Mufti and the Governor had wide ranging discussions which focused on the maintenance of law and order and internal security, effective and accountable functioning of the public delivery organizations and timely implementation of important state […]

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Hurriyat denounces continuous detention of political leaders and activists

Hurriyat denounces continuous detention of political leaders and activists

Srinagar: Denouncing continuous detention of political leaders and activists, Hurriyat Conference Wednesday expressed deep concern over the unlawful detention of Mohammad Yusuf Parey and said that authorities while defying court rulings, slapped third PSA against ailing leader. Hurriyat Condemning the continuous detention of its leaders Mohammad Rustum Bhat, Mohammad Yusuf Falahi, Tariq Ahmad Ganai, Sheikh […]

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IGP Kashmir constitutes SIT to trace out the missing constable

IGP Kashmir constitutes SIT to trace out the missing constable

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone has issued the direction for constituting of a special investigation team to trace out the missing constable. Following the directions, SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail Parry constituted a Special Investigation team headed by SDPO, Shaheed Gunj, Amrit Pal IPS in order to expedite the tracing of missing constable. As […]

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IGP Kashmir promotes 100 police personnel

IGP Kashmir promotes 100 police personnel

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Muneer Ahmad Khan has approved the promotion of 100 Police personnel to their next rank. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) met under the Chairmanship of the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir and promoted 100 Sg. Constables to the rank of Head Constables. The IGP in his message has […]

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Human Shield Row: Rasheed appreciates Kashmir police chief’s stand

Human Shield Row: Rasheed appreciates Kashmir police chief’s stand

Srinagar: Incumbent Langate lawmaker Er Rasheed on Wednesday urged the Jammu and Kashmir Police to keep its promise of not withdrawing the case against army major who tied a Kashmiri civilian to a Jeep in Budgam district. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Rasheed accused the Delhi media of “disgracing and humiliating” self-respect of Kashmiris. […]

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Grenade hurled on SOG Camp; Chilli sprinkled on Bank Security guard

Grenade hurled on SOG Camp; Chilli sprinkled on Bank Security guard

Srinagar: Suspected militants today evening hurled grenade on SOG camp in Imam Sahab area of Shopian district, resulting in injuries to three civilians. Sources said the militants hurled at SOG camp in Imam Sahab but it missed its target and exploded outside the camp, resulting in splinter injuries to three pedestrians. The injured were immediately […]

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Deployment of forces around Jamia Masjid causes inconvenience to worshipers: Anjuman-e-Auqaf

Deployment of forces around Jamia Masjid causes inconvenience to worshipers: Anjuman-e-Auqaf

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the heavy deployment of forces around the historic Jamia Masjid in down town Srinagar every Friday, Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid maintained that presence of hundreds of forces at all nook and corners of the grand Masjid instills fear among the worshipers, and causes harassment to them. Anjuman-e-Auqaf stated that it is because of […]

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Rewarding army soldier not proper: PDP

Rewarding army soldier not proper: PDP

Srinagar: PDP Tuesday said that honoring the army major who has violated human rights by using a civilian as human shield “is not proper” and said that the State government wants the incident to be investigated. “If the government forces violate human rights, action should be taken in such cases. State government’s stand is clear […]

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BJP govt should start dialogue will all elements in Kashmir: Aiyar

BJP govt should start dialogue will all elements in Kashmir: Aiyar

Srinagar: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Tuesday sad that BJP government should talk to everyone in Kashmir as enduring solutions would come only through dialogue. He said that if BJP government is willing to talk with armed rebels in Nagaland, why are they reluctant to talk with people in Kashmir. “The Government of India […]

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FIR in human shield incident not quashed: IGP

FIR in human shield incident not quashed: IGP

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan on Tuesday said that the NIA team, which is currently in the Valley interrogating some separatists for allegedly taking money for fuelling protests, has not approached them so far. “In case they (NIA) approach us for assistance, we will consider and help them accordingly,” Inspector General […]

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Sagar asks GoI to shun rigidity, initiate dialogue

Sagar asks GoI to shun rigidity, initiate dialogue

Srinagar: National Conference Tuesday reiterated that Kashmir issue must be approached politically and asked GoI to shun rigidity and initiate unconditional dialogue with all the stakeholders of the state, in a meeting convened here at party headquarters. An extra ordinary session comprising of Provincial President, Zonal Presidents, District Presidents, PP Womens Wing and PP Youth […]

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Students protest in Pulwama for release of their colleagues

Students protest in Pulwama for release of their colleagues

Srinagar: Protests broke out in Pulwama town Tuesday after students of Government Boys Higher Secondary School took to streets demanding release of their schoolmates detained by the police. Witnesses said that hundreds of students come out of the school and protested at Rajpora Chowk in the town, raining slogans for the release of their schoolmates. […]

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Development of Shikargah, Tral-Pahalgam connectivity to boost tourism: Mehbooba

Development of Shikargah, Tral-Pahalgam connectivity to boost tourism: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that Government is developing Shikargah in Tral to give tourism in the area a big boost. Interacting with a deputation from Tral which met her here today, the Chief Minister said the area is being connected to world famous destination Pahalgam through a trekking route and […]

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Honoring army officer is shameful: Geelani

Honoring army officer is shameful: Geelani

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani while reacting against the honoring of Indian Army’s Major Nitin Gogoi for using a Kashmiri youth as a shield by tying him to the bonnet of a jeep, said that it is extremely distressing and a shameful act. Honoring such an officer, clearly vindicates our claim that this is state sponsored […]

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Commemorating army officer is act of naked fascism: Malik

Commemorating army officer is act of naked fascism: Malik

Srinagar: Terming the act of terror at Manchester UK as ‘horrific and highly condemnable’, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said that killing innocent human beings is ‘barbarism and no human or human religion can tolerate such savagery’. In a statement issued to KNS, Malik said, “Our hearts go out […]

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Int’l agencies should launch probe against Indian army’s ‘human shield’ Major: Shah

Int’l agencies should launch probe against Indian army’s ‘human shield’ Major: Shah

Srinagar: Strongly reacting against the honouring of Indian Army’s Major Leetul Gogoi for using a Kashmiri youth as a shield by tying him to the bonnet of a jeep last month, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Tuesday said world should take serious note of the matter. Shah in […]

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Congress team visits affected places in Dooru

Congress team visits affected places in Dooru

Srinagar: A high level team of J&K Pradesh Congress Committee led by President G.A. Mir today visited Dooru, Shahabad, Halsidar, Hangipora, Kapran( Dooru Assembly Constituency) to assess the losses caused to inhabitants due to incessant rains very recently. Congress President was accompanied by MLC Vice President G.N. Monga, MLA Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Hilal Ahmad Shah, […]

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Tranquil, conducive atmosphere imperative for academic excellence: Altaf Bukhari

Tranquil, conducive atmosphere imperative for academic excellence: Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Tuesday underlined the significance of a conducive and tranquil atmosphere for imparting quality education in Schools. Bukhari was addressing a review meeting convened to take stock of school education sector of Shopian and Pulwama districts. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for […]