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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 […]

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Boat capsizes in Wular, two women rescued

Srinagar: Two women were rescued by Navy personnel after their boat capsized in Wular Lake in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday. According to reports the incident happened near Zurimanz village. The duo have been identified as Rafi Begum and her daughter Laali. Navy personnel jumped to rescue as the boat had capsized near their […]

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Five arrested in Shopian, explosives recovered

Srinagar: Police have arrested five persons and claimed to have recovered material used for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district Tuesday night. Reports said that a special team of police in separate raids arrested the five persons and recovered material used for making the explosive devices including IEDs. The […]

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ACB raids ex chairman J&K Bank’s official residence

ACB raids ex chairman J&K Bank’s official residence

Srinagar: Anti Corruption Bureau has raided the offcial residence of ex chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank Parvez Ahmad at Residency road Lal Chowk. According to eyewitnesses that slueths of ACB accompanied by police raided the house of his brother Nawaz Ahmad Nengroo near Mughal Darbar Bakery on residency road Srinagar. The searches are going on […]

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Motorcyclist, pillion rider killed in Ganderbal

Motorcyclist, pillion rider killed in Ganderbal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: A motorcyclist and another youth, riding pillion, were killed when tipper hit their motorbike in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district last evening, officials said on Wednesday. The truck bearing registration number JK03-7541 hit the motorbike (JK01AA-5371) at Neitang Lar area of on Tuesday evening, resulting in the on the spot death of the […]

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Tral protests beating of Sikh driver by police in New Delhi

Tral protests beating of Sikh driver by police in New Delhi

Basharat Rasheed Tral: Scores of people mainly comprising of Sikhs staged protest in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama against the beating of a Sikh driver by police in New Delhi. Shouting “anti-India” and “pro-Pakistan” slogans, the protesters said that the driver Arvinder Singh was beaten up “ruthlessly” by Delhi Police. They demanded immediate and […]

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After SKIMS, GoI Approves Cancer Institute At GMC Jammu

Srinagar: To strengthen the tertiary level cancer care services in the Jammu and Kashmir State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has formally approved Rs. 120 crore State Cancer Institute at Government Medical College Jammu. Earlier, one State Cancer Institute was approved for SKIMS, Soura in Srinagar for which first grant-in-aid of Rs. […]

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Advisor Sharma for early completion of languishing JKPCC projects

Calls for making JKPCC a vibrant organisation Srinagar: In order to make JKPCC a vibrant organization to construct major projects of government in the State of J&K and ensure all-round development of the State, Advisor K K Sharma laid thrust on structural management of JKPCC and completion of languishing projects so that public is benefitted […]

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Forces intensify frisking in Tral

Forces intensify frisking in Tral

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Government forces including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) established nakas and intensified frisking and searches in Tral area of South Kashmir on Tuesday. The frisking comes amid spurt in attacks on government forces in Pulwama and Anantnag districts of South Kashmir during past few days. Witnesses said that the government forces personnel […]

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Mehbooba Mufti meets Governor

Mehbooba Mufti meets Governor

Srinagar: Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister and PDP chief, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. “Ms. Mufti shared with Governor her views relating to the present political, and socio-economic situation in the State. They also discussed various issues relating to the growth and development of the State,” reads an […]

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Pahalgam Boat Capsize: Governor announces ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh for NOK of deceased ‘tourists’

Pahalgam Boat Capsize: Governor announces ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh for NOK of deceased ‘tourists’

Srinagar, June 18: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed profound grief over the loss of precious lives in an unfortunate incident when a rafting boat capsized at river Lidder in Pahalgam. Governor has prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families in their hour of grief. He has wished speedy […]

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Farooq enjoys cup of tea at roadside stall in congested old Jammu city

Farooq enjoys cup of tea at roadside stall in congested old Jammu city

Jammu: Mubarak Mandi, the heritage destination in the congested old Jammu city, on Tuesday witnessed an unusual visitor Dr Farooq Abdullah making to a popular tea-stall in the thin marketplace to have tea with light popular local snacks. The news about the National Conference President being in the vicinity spread like wild-fire, drawing a huge […]

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Hajj pilgrims directed to deposit insurance premium, transport charges

Hajj pilgrims directed to deposit insurance premium, transport charges

Srinagar: The Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee (SHC) today informed that all the selected Hajj pilgrims shall deposit the State Hajj dues including mandatory insurance premium, transport charges from Hajj House to Airport and other handling charges to be incurred by SHC. Giving break-up of the dues to be paid, the official handout issued from […]

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First batch of Hajj pilgrims to leave for Saudi Arabia on July 04

First batch of Hajj pilgrims to leave for Saudi Arabia on July 04

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir Division and concerned officers to ensure hassle-free arrangements are put in place for the Hajj pilgrims in their respective districts. The Div Com through video conferencing took a district-wise appraisal of preparations and arrangements for Hajj pilgrims from each […]

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Updated: 8 civilians injured in grenade blast outside police station Pulwama

Updated: 8 civilians injured in grenade blast outside police station Pulwama

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama: Eight pedestrians were injured in a grenade blast outside Police station Pulwama in south Kashmir on Tuesday evening. Official sources said that suspected militants hurled grenade towards police station but the device exploded on road side, causing injuries to eight civilian pedestrians who have been shifted to hospital. Four of the seriously […]

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Two dead as boat capsizes in River Lidder In South Kashmir

Srinagar: Two persons, one of them an employee of the tourism department and other a participant of a rafting championship named after brave-heart Rouf Ahmad Dar, died while a few others were seriously injured after a boat capsized in a river fast flowing Lidder at Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday evening. Reports […]

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Advisory to all Private Satellite TV Channels for appropriate representation of children in dance based Reality Shows

Advisory to all Private Satellite TV Channels for appropriate representation of children in dance based Reality Shows

New Delhi: I&B Ministry has noticed that several dance based reality TV shows portray young children performing dance moves originally done by adults in movies and other popular modes of entertainment. These moves are often suggestive and age-inappropriate. Such acts may also have distressing impact on children, impacting them at a young and impressionable age. […]

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Thunderstorm cells established in entire north eastern Kashmir

Thunderstorm cells established in entire north eastern Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday said that amid possibility of heavy rains and thunders in eastern parts of Kashmir Thunderstorm cells have been established. According to forecaster there is s possibility of heavy rain with thunder and hail and gusty winds around wular lake and adjoining areas & Kangan during next 1 hour. “Multiple thunderstorm cells […]