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DIPR employees lock offices against suspension of colleague by DC Kupwara

DIPR employees lock offices against suspension of colleague by DC Kupwara

  Srinagar: Taking strong objection of suspension of a colleague by Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, information department employees have locked down all its divisional and district offices demanding the revocation of the suspension order. The president J&K Information Employees Association Shabbir Ahamd told that following the retirment of a DIO, the director Information had posted a […]

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JRL issues protest program against ‘custodial killing’ of JeI associate, calls for shutdown on Wednesday

JRL issues protest program against ‘custodial killing’ of JeI associate, calls for shutdown on Wednesday

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Tuesday condemned the custodial killing of 28-year-old school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandith of Awantipora who according to the leadership was arrested by the SOG and NIA a few days ago and has been “brutally killed” in custody at SOG camp Cargo today. Paying tributes to Rizwan and while expressing […]

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Kupwara: DEO suspends District Information officer for violating guidelines

Kupwara: DEO suspends District Information officer for violating guidelines

By Tasaduq Hussain  Kupwara: The District Election Officer, Kupwara, Ansul Garg on Tuesday suspended District Information Officer Kupwara for violating guidelines of Election Commission Of India. Officials from DIC Kupwara have locked down the office demanding the revocation of order at the earliest. As per the orders issued by Garg, ‘Bashir Ahamd Sofi assumed the […]

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JRL calls for shutdown on Wednesday against ‘custodial killing’ of Jamat-e-Islami associate

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Old city shuts against ‘custodial killing’ of Jamat-e-Islami associate

Old city shuts against ‘custodial killing’ of Jamat-e-Islami associate

Srinagar: Old city parts and Maisuma area of Lal Chowk observed spontaneous shutdown against the death of a school teacher from Awantipora in police custody on Tuesday.  Witnesses told KNO that the shopkeepers downed their shutters in downtown areas as the announcement was made from historic Jamia Masjid asking people to observe shutdown against the […]

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Protests rock KU against alleged custodial killing of Jamat-e-Islami associated youth

Protests rock KU against alleged custodial killing of Jamat-e-Islami associated youth

Srinagar: Students of Kashmir University on Tuesday protested against the alleged custodial killing of a Jamat e Islami associated youth. According to eyewitnesses students marched through out the campus raising slogans against the police and NIA, accusing them of ‘killing a scholar in cold blood’. Slogans reverberated throughout the campus as students left their classes […]

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Bring him home, won’t take his body from any police establishment: Family of slain JeI associate

Bring him home, won’t take his body from any police establishment: Family of slain JeI associate

Srinagar: The family of slain Jamat-e-Islami associate, who was allegedly killed in police custody have denied taking back his body from the Police Control Room in Srinagar. They say ‘they arrested him from home, bring him to home’. “We will not take his body from PCR or any other police establishment,” Mudassir Asad, brother of slain […]

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Custodial death: Fate of investigations known here, Rizwan’s death is cold blooded murder says Family

Custodial death: Fate of investigations known here, Rizwan’s death is cold blooded murder says Family

Srinagar: A school teacher from Awantipora area has died in police custody and the family has termed it a ‘cold blooded murder’. The deceased has been identified as Rizwan Ahmad Pandith son of Asaddulah Pandit,  a resident of Awantipora. According to Rizwan’s brohter, Zulqarnain Ahmad, he was picked up some days back and was shifted […]

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Weatherman predicts rain, snow in next 24 hours

Weatherman predicts rain, snow in next 24 hours

  Srinagar: Meteorological department on Tuesday predicted light rain and snowfall during next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir. “There are likely chances of light rain, snow at isolated places over the state during next 24 hours,” the forecaster said.

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India Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Akhnoor sector

India and Pakistan armies exchanged gunfire along line of control in Akhnoor sector in Jammu division of the state of J&K. Officials said that the exchange of gunfire continued through out the night till early Tuesday morning. The officials claimed that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in the sector which was retaliated by […]

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Mother of Sohail Khan editor ‘The INS’ passes away, namaz-e-Jinazah at 2 pm

Mother of Sohail Khan editor ‘The INS’ passes away, namaz-e-Jinazah at 2 pm

It is to inform with sense of grief and loss that Kulsooma Qusar mother of INS editor Sohail Khan passed away after prolonged illness.   She was a pious lady and a great human being.   May the departed soul rest in peace and be elevated to highest places in Jannah.  Namaz jenaza will be offered at […]

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IUST postpones semester examinations scheduled today

IUST postpones semester examinations scheduled today

Srinagar: Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora has postponed semester examinations scheduled on Tuesday. “It is notified for information of all the concerned that the semester examinations scheduled on 19/03/2019 have been postponed. New dates will be notified separately,” said controller examination of the varsity.

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J&K Bank new ‘state-of-the-art’ premises in Beerwah Budgam inaugurated

J&K Bank new ‘state-of-the-art’ premises in Beerwah Budgam inaugurated

Srinagar: &K Bank on Monday threw open new state-of-the-art premises of its 47-year-old Business Unit Beerwah in Budgam district. The Bank’s Executive President Abdul Rashid Sheigan inaugurated the new premises and an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in presence of Zonal Head Kashmir (Central-II) Syed Rais Maqbool, Cluster Head Budgam Shabir Ahmad, Business Unit Head Beerwah […]

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J&K Bank Chairman visits family of deceased employee

J&K Bank Chairman visits family of deceased employee

Srinagar, Mar 18: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank and CEO Parvez Ahmed today visited the bereaved family to offer their condolences on behalf of all the members of J&K Bank Family on the sudden demise of Jameel Ahmad Baba, an Executive at J&K Bank. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, the Chairman J&K bank; CEO […]

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Unknown gunmen kill youth in Reshipora Tral

Unknown gunmen kill youth in Reshipora Tral

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: Unknown gunmen shot dead a youth at Reshipora area of South Kashmir’s Tral in Pulwama district on Monday evening. Sources said that the gunmen fired upon a youth namely Mohsin Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Ahmad Wani at his residence in Reshipora Tral, resulting into serious injuries to him. Mohsin was shifted […]

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Mirwaiz reiterates ‘threat’, urge to NIA to examine him in Srinagar

Mirwaiz reiterates ‘threat’, urge to NIA to examine him in Srinagar

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday again decided not to appear before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi, citing “hostility and a threat to his life”. A spokesman o the amalgam said that Mirwaiz has sent a reply to the NIA summon dated March 14, asking him to come to […]

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HC Notice To GoI, J&K On Kashmir Bar’s Plea Against Reservation Amendment Ordinance 2019

HC Notice To GoI, J&K On Kashmir Bar’s Plea Against Reservation Amendment Ordinance 2019

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday issued a notice to government of India and J&K government on a petition filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association, seeking its directions to declare Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019; and Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order 2019, as unconstitutional. Union cabinet headed […]

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Police solves theft case in Budgam, 3 arrested, stolen property recovered

Budgam: Police on Monday claimed to have solved a theft case and recovered the stolen property in Magam area of the district. The spokesperson of police said that during the intervening night of 19/20-01-2019, burglars broke open the lock of one shop at Magam Town and stole some items from the shop. “After making tireless […]

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Advisor Sharma’s public hearing at Jammu postponed

JAMMU: In view of official engagements, weekly public hearing scheduled to be convened by Advisor K K Sharma at Convention Centre, Canal Road Jammu on 19th March has been postponed. The public hearing would be held in upcoming week, the time and date would be notified separately.

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Cabal of officers threatening those in support of early polls: Omar Abdullah

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday alleged that officers supporting early Assembly polls in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are being threatened by a ‘cabal of officers’. “I’m shocked to hear how officers who have supported early Assembly elections are being browbeaten and threatened using their performance appraisals against them to get them […]

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LS Polls: PDP to announce candidates within two days

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said that it will announce candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary polls within two days, saying the party will be fielding its senior leaders in the elections, commencing from April 11. Talking to INS, PDP Chief Spokesman, Rafi Ahmad Mir said the party will announce its candidates […]

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PHC Trehgam faces staff shortage, has no proper water, electric supply, patients suffer

PHC Trehgam faces staff shortage, has no proper water, electric supply, patients suffer

By Tassadduq Hussain Kupwara: The inhabitants of Trehgam Block in north kahsmirs kupwara district are irked over the alleged failure of administration against non availability of basic facilities at Pulic Health Centre Trehgam The medical facility was shifted to the new building a month back without availing water and other basic facilities. “Both patients and […]

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KU to conduct skiing course at Gulmarg for students of IOT Zakura Campus

Srinagar: University of Kashmir is going to conduct skiing course at Gulmarg for its students of Institute of Technology (IOT) Zakura Campus for both boys and girls from 26th March 2019. The contingent led by Dr. Basharat Ali Assistant Director Physical Education and Sports KU comprises of 20 students from different branches of the Institute […]

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International Seminar on “Spirituality and Social Justice in Islam: Challenges and Prospects” held at KU

Srinagar: A two- day International Seminar on “Spirituality and Social Justice in Islam: Challenges and Prospects” organized by Shah-I-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Kashmir concluded here on Sunday. While presiding over the valedictory session of the seminar Vice-Chancellor KU Prof Talat Ahmad said that the seminar theme is very important and to approach […]

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Official apathy: Inaugurated in 2017, Gujjar community awaits EMRS school to open up

Official apathy: Inaugurated in 2017, Gujjar community awaits EMRS school to open up

By Sammer Ahmad Anantnag: Inugrated two years back Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for students belonging to Gujjar community is yet be made functional by the government. The school was constructed in Salia area of Anantnag District and was inaugurated by the then chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on 22 July 2017. The EMRS are set […]

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Dachigam fire doused, under control say officials

By Mir Showkat Srinagar: Fire that erupted in the Dachigam sanctuary on Sunday evening has been brought in control, officials said on Monday. Range officer wildlife Dachigam Showkat Ahmad told INS that a joint team of Wildlife department, SDRF, Police department, Forest department and locals rushed to the spot of fire to douse it. “The […]

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Baramulla, Jammu will go to polls in first phase, notification issued

Baramulla, Jammu will go to polls in first phase, notification issued

Srinagar: The Jammu and Baramulla seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be going for pools in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. Notification for the first phase were issued on Monday. According to officials 91 parliamentary constituencies across 20 states will go to polls on April 11 under the first of the seven-phase general elections. […]

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Sopore family seeks help in tracing missing 13-year-old son ‘Danish’

Sopore family seeks help in tracing missing 13-year-old son ‘Danish’

Sopore: A distressed Sopore family has urged people in helping them trace their missing 13 year old son since yesterday. Family of Danish Bashir Khan (13) son of Bashir Ahmad of Hathlangoo Sopore, said that he did not return home on Sunday from the tution’s. “He told us that not to worry and I will […]

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LOC flare up in Sunderbani sector, Army man killed

LOC flare up in Sunderbani sector, Army man killed

  Jammu: One Army man has been killed in Keri Battal area of Sunderbani sector in District Rajouri on Monday. India and Pakistan armies exchanged gunfire in the sector following Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the morning, official said. He said that the exchange of gunfire erupted after Pakistan resorted to CFV by firing mortars […]

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Advisor Sharma to meet public in Jammu on March, 19

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma shall be holding public grievances camp at Convention Centre, Canal Road, here on March 19, 2019 (Tuesday). The public delegations, deputations, organizations and individuals who have already registered themselves in the office of Advisor are requested to come for redressal of their grievances at Convention Centre from 9.30 […]

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Weatherman predicts bright sunshine today, light rains for 2 days from tomorrow

Weatherman predicts bright sunshine today, light rains for 2 days from tomorrow

Srinagar: People in Kashmir Valley were greeted with bright sunshine in the morning as the weatherman predicted a clear day ahead and light rains or snow for two days from tomorrow. An official of the local meteorological department also said that Srinagar—the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir—recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.7 Degrees […]

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Govt forces launch CASO in Pulwama village

Govt forces launch CASO in Pulwama village

BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama: A Cordon and Search Operation was launched by joint team of government forces in Drabugam village of Pulwama on Monday, official sources said. The CASO by army’s 44 RR, Special operation group of J&K police and CRPF was launched on the basis specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, […]

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Forces launch CASO in Pulwama village, clashes erupt

Pulwama: Clashes between protesters and dorces erupted during cordon and search operation in Drabgam area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. According to locals as forces laid siege over the area protesting youth took to streets trying to disrupt the operation. Forces retaliated with lobbing tear gas shells to disperse them. Earlier CASO was […]

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Governor express grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

Governor express grief over demise of Manohar Parrikar

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the untimely demise of Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa. Paying tribute to Parrikar, Governor described him as a widely respected public figure and an able administrator whose service to the country will always be remembered. Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul and […]

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Why outrage over Pulwama attack and not on Maoist violence, asks Farooq

Why outrage over Pulwama attack and not on Maoist violence, asks Farooq

Jammu: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday questioned “selective outrange” over Pulwama attack killings and not over the Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere. Farooq also blamed BJP for creating “fear psychosis” across the country by crying hoarse over the nation being in danger. “India is not in danger; it is the BJP which […]

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Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Dies

Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Dies

Monitoring Desk Srinagar: Former defence minister and the Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar died in Goa on Sunday after a long illness. He was 63. Since February 2018, Parrikar had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York after he was diagnosed with a pancreatic condition. The three-time Chief […]

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Minor boy dies in fire incident in Uri

Minor boy dies in fire incident in Uri

Srinagar: A minor boy was killed in a fire incident in Parenpilla Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said on Sunday. “Fire broke out in the residential house of Maqbool Ahmad son of Mohammad Iqbal Mirza resident of Parenpilla Uri, resulting in complete damage to the house,” a police spokesman said, adding, “A minor […]

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Our alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake: PDP chief

Our alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake: PDP chief

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said those supporting Peoples Democratic Party are real ‘Mujahids’ who have fought for the people of Valley and her party’s alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake. “Our alliance with BJP wasn’t a mistake but our party is the only surviving party which made BJP to […]

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Governor grieved over loss of lives in Ramban road accident

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic road accident at Khunda area of Ramban district. In a condolence message, the Governor has conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls. He wished speedy recovery to the injured. Governor directed […]

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Shah Faseal Launches ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’, Releases Manifesto

Shah Faseal Launches ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’, Releases Manifesto

Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal formally announced political party named ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’ at a function in Rajbagh here on Sunday. He was accompanied by Shehla Rashid Shora, vice-president of the students union (JNUSU) in 2015-16, Feroz Peerzada (businessman), Baldev Singh (businessman), advocate Tahir Iqbal and Advocate Baseer Ahmad among others Faesal, the 2010 […]

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Shah Faesal about to launch ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’

Shah Faesal about to launch ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’

Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is launching in few minutes from now his political party ‘J&K Peoples’ Movement’ at a function in Rajbagh here on Sunday.  He arrived at the venue and was accompanied by Shehla Rashid Shora, vice-president of the students union (JNUSU) in 2015-16. The 2010 batch UPSC topper resigned from the […]

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Senior NC Leader’s PSO Injured In Accidental Fire In Anantnag

Senior NC Leader’s PSO Injured In Accidental Fire In Anantnag

Srinagar: Senior National Conference leader and former MLC Bashir Ahmad Veeri’s PSO was critically injured after his service rifle went off accidentally at Dak Bungalow in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Sunday. Officials said that the PSO, Jahangir Ahmad, suffered injuries in his chest while he was cleaning rifle. The PSO was immediately shifted […]

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Tral Students Demand Making New Govt Degree Building Functional

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: The students of Government degree college Tral urged authorities to amke functional the newly constructed science building. A delegation of students told INS that lack of space in Government Degree College Tral causes problems to students of all the streams including Arts, Science & Commerce. The students said that new science building […]

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2 persons die in mishaps in Ramban, Udhampur

Srinagar: Two persons were killed in two separate mishaps in Ramban and Udhampur districts of Jammu, officials said on Sunday. They said 33-year-old Mohammad Qasim Gujjar son of Ghulam Hussain Binth, a resident of Aarmarg, Mahoo died after the landslide hit him along with three others persons at Khari-Mahoo road in Ramban district. The injured […]

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Mughal Road snow clearance may take 3 weeks: officials

Mughal Road snow clearance may take 3 weeks: officials

Srinagar: The authorities on Saturday said that at least three weeks may be taken to open the historic Mughal road, the alternative road connecting Kashmir to Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu. “On the direction of District Administration Shopian, snow clearance operations commenced on 84 km long Mughal Road today,” an official spokesman said He said […]

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Army commander visits Western Ladakh

Army commander visits Western Ladakh

Srinagar: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding – in – Chief, Northern Command visited forward posts in Western Ladakh on Saturday and reviewed operational preparedness in the sector. He was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps. Lt Gen Ranbir Singh interacted with troops deployed on the Line […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Karnah shuts demanding construction of Sadhna tunnel at earliest

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