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People want complete change in political scenario in J&K: Shaheen 

People want complete change in political scenario in J&K: Shaheen 

  GANDERBAL: On the last of the campaign for Janta Dal United JD(U) Lok Sabha poll candidate Showkat Hussain, Janta Dal United JD(U) State President G M Shaheen alongwith Dr Nawab said, “People of Jammu and Kashmir state wanted complete freedom from decisive policies of mainstream political parties of Kashmir Valley including National parties like […]

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Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Zia Darakshan I have spent almost three years in Brazil and experienced life in a different shade when compared to my conflict-ridden home place – Kashmir. Amid most beautiful experiences, I came face to face with a most ugly scenario of Brazil where young girl children , mostly from slum areas, were pushed into flesh […]

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J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides felicitate participants of 3rd SAANSO, 10th National Scout Jumboree held at Bangladesh

J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides felicitate participants of 3rd SAANSO, 10th National Scout Jumboree held at Bangladesh

The J&K Bharat Scouts and Guides felicitated the participants of J&K, who participated in the 3rd SAANSO and 10th National Scout Jumboree held at Bangladesh in February 2019. The award ceremony was held at Green Valley Educational Institute today, the 6th April, 2019. The eminent guests who attended the function were Mr. Sheikh Faisal – […]

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SHRC Seeks Report From Div Com On Plea For Details About PSA Detainees, Their Shifting To Valley Jails

SHRC Seeks Report From Div Com On Plea For Details About PSA Detainees, Their Shifting To Valley Jails

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to file its response to a plea, seeking details of the persons detained under PSA till date and their shifting to the nearest place of their residence. Chairperson of the SHRC Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki issued notice Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to submit the detailed […]

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Fazal Ilahi Khan passes away, Fateh Khawani on April 5

Fazal Ilahi Khan passes away, Fateh Khawani on April 5

With profound grief, we inform the sad demise of Mr. Fazal Illahi Khan S/o: Late Abdul Hamid Khan R/o: Baran Panther Batamaloo at present Sauleh Colony, Kralapora, who left us for heavenly abode on 02-04-2019. A congregational Fateh Khawani will be held on 05-04-2019 3:00 pm at our ancestral graveyard, Baran Pather, Batamaloo.   Bereaved […]

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Revisiting Chattisinghpora massacre: Story of a survivor in Gagandeep

Revisiting Chattisinghpora massacre: Story of a survivor in Gagandeep

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag This is a heart wrenching picture of four innocent children crying bitterly outside a cowshed in the chattisingpora when unidentified gunmen on March 20, 2000 brutally killed 36 persons belonging to faith of Sikhism. The children in the photograph had lost their dear ones in the brutal massacre. Little did they know about […]

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Advisor Skandan to conduct public hearing at Srinagar on March 14

Advisor Skandan to conduct public hearing at Srinagar on March 14

JAMMU:  Advisor to Governor, K Skandan will meet public on March 14, 2019 (Thursday) at J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell at Church Lane, Sonawar, Srinagar from 10 am to 12 pm. Deputations and individuals desirous of meeting the Advisor have been asked to get their names registered at the Grievance Cell at Church Lane Sonawar, Srinagar […]

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Students urge MANUU to offer PG in Persian in Kashmir campus

Students urge MANUU to offer PG in Persian in Kashmir campus

  By Imtiyaz Pandow Budgam: The students are demanding introduction of Post graduation course in Persian at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU). A student, Javid Iqbal said that as Kashmir University is the only place offering such course but there are limited seats available. This course, he said, should be opened at MANUU as […]

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Unending food crisis in Kashmir exposes ‘lies’ of government

Unending food crisis in Kashmir exposes ‘lies’ of government

Zia Darakshan Srinagar, March 03: Food crisis in the Kashmir valley has belied tall claims of the state government that sufficient stock of essential commodities was available here. The valley continues to suffer with acute shortage of essentials from last one month. Even as with the arrival of essentials on Thursday the officials had declared […]

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Mirwaiz under house arrest, restrictions in Kashmir parts

Mirwaiz under house arrest, restrictions in Kashmir parts

Srinagar: Restrictions have been imposed by authorities on Friday in Old City Srinagar while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house detention. Reports said that restrictions have also been imposed in Anantnag town, Bijbehara and other parts of South Kashmir. The restrictions come in the wake of central governments decision to ban Jamaat-e-Islami organisation, days […]

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SJM Gilani transferred, posted as ADGP (Armed)

Jammu, Feb 23: Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani , IPS (JK 1994) on his repatriation from Anti Corruption Bureau, J&K, to the Home Department has been posted as ADGP, Armed, J&K vice A. K. Choudhary, IPS (JK 1991). The order to this effect was issued by the J&K Government, Home Department vide Order No. 188 – Home of 2019 […]

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Breaking:Jammu and Kashmir on high alert.Additional forces being rushed to the state.

The Centre has decided to deploy 100 more companies of paramilitary forces in Kashmir Valley immediately.   “We have to urgently deploy CAPFs in Jammu & Kashmir. It is requested to provide 100 coys of CAPFs (CRPF – 45,BSF-35,SSB-10 & ITBP 10) to Govt of J&K with immediate effect and till further orders. IG (ops), […]

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Expulsion of students biggest challenge, taking steps to meet it: CCAK, PSAJK

Expulsion of students biggest challenge, taking steps to meet it: CCAK, PSAJK

     Srinagar: Terming the forced expulsion of thousands of Kashmiri students from outside colleges as the biggest challenge before the society, the Coaching Centres’ Association of Kashmir (CCAK) and Private Schools’ Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) has called for joint efforts to cope up with the huge problem. The Association in a joint […]

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winter vacations extended, schools to reopen in Kashmir on March 5

winter vacations extended, schools to reopen in Kashmir on March 5

Srinagar: The State Government on Thursday extended winter vacations in schools of Kashmir division and winter zones of Jammu division till March 2 and the schools shall reopen now March 5. “As recommended by Director School Education of Kashmir and Jammu divisions, winter vacations in all government/private schools of Kashmir division and winter zones of […]

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Ammonium nitrate used in suicide attack carried by militants in Pulwama carnage: investigating agencies reveal

Ammonium nitrate used in suicide attack carried by militants in Pulwama carnage: investigating agencies reveal

Investigating agencies have revealed that  the explosive material used  in suicide bombing on CRPF convoy which left 49 CRPF personnel dead and several others injured on Thursday afternoon in the Valley, when a suicide bomber rammed his Scorpio SUV laden with explosives into a CRPF bus in south Kashmir,  was Ammonium Nitrate  and not RDX […]

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PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

PDD fails to fix dangling 11kv electric pole in Budgam village: Exen assures repairs soon.

Imtiyaz Pandow   Budgam: A tabular electric pole of 11 KV erected at Khanda village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district is on the verge of fall. Eve as the Power Development Department (PDD) had promised to repair the pole, the authorities are yet to attend to the grave problem causing dangers to the lives of […]

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DAK condoles the demise of Muhammad Subhan Bhat.

DAK condoles the demise of Muhammad Subhan Bhat.

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir  on Friday  condoled the sad demise of Muhammad Subhan Bhat, father of KNS Editor-in-Chief, Muhammad Aslam Bhat and extended sympathies with the bereaved family. Dr Suhail Naik president DAK said that we would like to offer the bereaved  family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of deceased […]

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Kangri’s warmth beats modern gadgets during Kashmir’s harsh winter

Imtiyaz Pandow Harsh winter in Kashmir is always a cause of concern to the common masses in many ways. However, the priority is always given to keep themselves warm and then take on to other challenges. Amid all these efforts of common people to beat the cold, a lot of hassle bustle is seen among […]

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From 2010, Soiteng-Athwajan Bridge awaits completion; JKPCC says Bridge to complete by May ending

From 2010, Soiteng-Athwajan Bridge awaits completion; JKPCC says Bridge to complete by May ending

By Ovais Gull  Srinagar: Even as the work on Soiteng-Athwajan Bridge was started in the year 2010, the authorities have utterly failed to complete the construction of Bridge till yet, thus leaving the local residents to lurch at large. The inordinate delay in constructing the Soiteng Bridge has caused immense hardships to dozens of areas […]

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Govt asks airlines to cap air ticket prices

Govt asks airlines to cap air ticket prices

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor Khurshid A Ganai on Monday held detailed discussions with managers of various Airlines operating from Srinagar about the exorbitant air fare charged from and to Srinagar. After discussions with the Airlines in the presence of stakeholders of tourism industry, Director tourism, Kashmir, President District Consumer Forum, Srinagar, Advisor Ganai asked all […]

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NHM employees protest in Srinagar, demand regularisation of services

NHM employees protest in Srinagar, demand regularisation of services

  NHM employees on Monday held a massive protest demonstration in Pratap Park Lal chowk to press government to accept their demands including regularisation of services, equal pay and social security.

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Unemployed youth protests in Srinagar against SAC decision to regularise ReT’s

Unemployed youth protests in Srinagar against SAC decision to regularise ReT’s

Protests in Srinagar against SAC decision to regularise ReT’s

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to landslides over the stretch

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to landslides over the stretch

Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day Saturday due to fresh landslides at Banihal and Ramban areas. A fresh landslide hit the road this morning while the debris clearance operation of earlier landslides was still going on, a traffic police official said. He said that no traffic will be allowed on […]

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Lack of resources makes South Kashmir artist to struggle with his power of art

Lack of resources makes South Kashmir artist to struggle with his power of art

Naveed Bhat Kulgam: Nothing is fine with the Fine Arts. The professionals in the stream possessing graduate and post graduate degrees in fine arts are struggling to get jobs. They have been crying hoarse to get attention of the government for putting measures in place to get them employed. However, apart from graduates and postgraduates […]

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Srinagar airport gets facelift including New Cuss machines, child care room, wheel chairs

Srinagar airport gets facelift including New Cuss machines, child care room, wheel chairs

By Sohail Khan   Srinagar: In an effort to comfort and assist passengers Airport authorities at Srinagar undertook various steps including installing more Cuss machines and Wheel chair facility. Officials at the Srinagar International Airport said that in order to facilitate passengers travel there were various initiatives that authorities had marked. “We have installed five […]

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Prominent businessman Muhammad Amin Bhat passes away, Mirwaiz condoles, Fateha Khawani on Jan 29

Prominent businessman Muhammad Amin Bhat passes away, Mirwaiz condoles, Fateha Khawani on Jan 29

Srinagar: Prominent businessman Muhammad Amin Bhat of Ahmad Nagar Srinagar  of Bhat Carpets  passed away in Delhi after a brief illness on January 25. Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman and Awami Action Committee patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while expressing his grief and sorrow over the sad demise and visited his Ahmad Nagar residence. Mirwaiz led the […]

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Khwaja Abdul Aziz Akhoon passes away, condolence meet helt at Qamarwari

Khwaja Abdul Aziz Akhoon passes away, condolence meet helt at Qamarwari

Srinagar: A condolence meeting was held under the chairmanship of Ghulam Hassan Malik today at govt press seinagar Sempora on the demise of khwaja Abdul Aziz Akhoon (ret IAS officer)  resident of Qamarwari Srinagar father of Aijaz ahmad akhoon General Manager Government Press Srinagar. Akhoon left for heavwnly abode on Jan 25. The deceased was […]

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Official apathy: In congested Habba Kadal, community hall awaits construction from last four years

Official apathy: In congested Habba Kadal, community hall awaits construction from last four years

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: Four years elapsed since the construction of community hall in congested Gadood Bagh locality of Habba Kadal was started; the residents living in the vicinity expressed resentment against the authorities, saying that the authorities have miserably failed to complete the construction, thus leaving the locals to suffer. The existing building was […]

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Air traffic as per schedule: Srinagar Airport

Air traffic as per schedule: Srinagar Airport

Srinagar:  Airport authorities on Wednesday said that all the scheduled flights for today will be air borne on time. “All operations are normal today. All flights are on time,” Airport authorities at Srinagar said. They said that  a GoAir 213 flight is already airborn from Delhi. “No delay or cancellations today upto this time,” they […]

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14 Year old hospitalised after ‘thrashed by CRPF’ in Habbakadal, CRPF denies

14 Year old hospitalised after ‘thrashed by CRPF’ in Habbakadal, CRPF denies

  By Ovais Gull Srinagar: A 14-year-old boy has sustained grievous injuries after he was hit by a stone in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar.   Local told INS that the youth indentified as Muhammad Younis Phafoo, son of Bashir Ahamd Phafoo of Habba Kadal was hit by a stone in this afternoon. “Some children […]

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Areas without drainage system still waterlogged: SMC Commissioner

By Ovais Gull Intermittent rains inundate Srinagar interiors, roads Srinagar: The intermittent rainfall since Sunday night has caused inundation of roads in Srinagar areas while as SMC claimed to have dewatered the areas besides admitting lack of proper drainage system at various places, saying areas which have no proper drainage system are inundated. As the rains […]

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Shopian gunfight: Photojournalists injured while performing duties

  By Mudassir Maqbool Srinagar: At least four photojournalists covering a gunfight in southern Kashmir’s Shopian have suffered pellet injuries. “Group of photojournalists was covering the gunfight in Shirmal orchards when the government forces shot several pellet fires at them injuring many,” locals claimed. The injured include Hindustan Times photojournalist Waseem Andrabi; Rising Kashmir photo […]

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Khwaja Ghulam Nabi Bazaz passes away, fateh khawani on Jan 21

Khwaja Ghulam Nabi Bazaz passes away, fateh khawani on Jan 21

  With profound grief and sorrow, we inform the sad demise of Khwaja Ghulam Nabi Bazaz, S/0 Late Ghulam Rasool Bazaz R/O Saderbal Hazratbal Srinagar on Friday the 18th January 2019. His congregational fateh khawani will be held on Monday 21st January at 11 am at Main graveyard Hazratbal Srinagar.   Bereaved Bazaz Family: 9469412333 […]

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Grenade attack on CRPF party in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Suspected militants lobbed grenade towards CRPF party near Ghanta Ghar in Lal chowk area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district. As this report was filed no loss of life or injury has been reported so far.

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LMD penalizes LPG distributor for over-charging, issues rate list of refill-cylinders

LMD penalizes LPG distributor for over-charging, issues rate list of refill-cylinders

SRINAGAR: A market checking team of Legal Metrology Department (LMD) has penalised LPG distributor for overcharging in Srinagar. The team, under the supervision of Deputy Controller (Consumer Protection), conducted surprise inspection of different localities and inspected several delivery vans carrying refilled-cylinders for distribution. In one instance, a home delivery van was found without a weighing […]

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A tale of mentally challenged

     She faced wrath of the people for the sin she never committed.   I have mostly grown up in the once capital city of Srinagar.Its neighbourhood was a mix of parochial , superzips , elite class and lower middle class families . In short, it was a nice and small neighbourhood . There was […]

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2018: Deadliest year for JKP in 15 years, lost 41 men to militant’s bullets

2018: Deadliest year for JKP in 15 years, lost 41 men to militant’s bullets

Srinagar: 2018 has been the deadliest year for the Jammu and Kashmir police who have lost  41 cops in militant attacks.  Highest in the past 15 years. In 2017, 31 policemen fell to bullets. Militants also looted 28 weapons from the police, official figures say. According to figures nine of the killed were special police […]

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Diversion plan aftermath: Traffic mess returns to haunt Srinagar commuters

Diversion plan aftermath: Traffic mess returns to haunt Srinagar commuters

Srinagar: The traffic mess in Srinagar has once again returned to haunt the Srinagarities from past couple of days after the authorities issued traffic diversion plan in view of construction of much-awaited Jahangir chowk-Ram Bagh flyover.   The vehicles in large number could be seen stuck in the traffic mess for hours together in Jahangir chowk, […]

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Nowgam gunfight: Clashes erupt at Sangam in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag

Nowgam gunfight: Clashes erupt at Sangam in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag

Srinagar: Clashes broke out in Sangam area of southern Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Wednesday after the news that one of the two militants killed in Nowgam gunfight in Srinagar was a local, spread in the area. Reports said that scores of youth hit streets raising pro-freedom, anti-India slogans and hurled stones at the government forces. […]

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Militants should not expect bouquets if they fire bullets: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has said militants don’t have “much of a shelf life” with more than 40 being killed since August and should not expect bouquets if they fire bullets. Stone pelting has come down as has the number of local recruits in militancy, Malik said while describing the situation […]

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DSP, PSO injured in militant attack in north Kashmir’s Pattan

DSP, PSO injured in militant attack in north Kashmir’s Pattan

Baramulla: A senior police officer and his security guard were injured on Wednesday in a militant in Pattan town of this north Kashmir district. Witnesses said that militants lobbed a grenade at a team of policemen near Babteng in Pattan here this afternoon injuring Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) operations Zaffar Mehdi and his PSO. […]

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Fateh Kadal gunfight: ‘Civilian killed’ was active accomplice of slain militants, police say

Fateh Kadal gunfight: ‘Civilian killed’ was active accomplice of slain militants, police say

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that the civilian killed in Fateh Kadal gunfight was an active accomplice of the militants slain in the gunfight. Two militants including a top Lashkar commander Mehrajudin Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza were killed after government forces’ cordon and search operation turned into a gunfight. A civilian was also […]

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Fatehkadal encounter: Police issues advisory to general public

Fatehkadal encounter: Police issues advisory to general public

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday issued an advisory requesting general public not to go near the Fateh Kadal encounter site. A police spokesperson said that the advisory was issued as the encounter site is being sanitized and cleared by Bomb Disposal (BD) squad of J&K Police. “Entering in such area can prove dangerous due […]

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Two Old City militants Mehraj Bangroo, Mushtaq Waza slain in Fateh Kadal gunfight: Police

Two Old City militants Mehraj Bangroo, Mushtaq Waza slain in Fateh Kadal gunfight: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday identified the two militants killed in a gunfight with government forces in Fateh Kadal as Mehraj ud Din Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza. Talking to reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony of a cop killed in the Fateh Kadal gunfight, J&K police chief said that two militants killed in the […]

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Srinagar gunfight: Photojournalists thrashed, Kashmir Press club condemns

Srinagar gunfight: Photojournalists thrashed, Kashmir Press club condemns

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police cops on Wednesday thrashed photojournalists in Srinagar while they were performing their professional duties. A photojournalist said that the forces personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police thrashed photojournalists working with different media organizations while they were performing their duties near the gunfight site in Fateh Kadal. “We were clicking pictures […]

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Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Kashmir: 3 militants, policeman killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that three militants and a policeman were killed in a fierce encounter in Fateh Kadal area of Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar. Police sources said that acting on an inputs about the presence of militants, the forces cordoned off Syed Ali Akbar locality of Fateh Kadal early this morning. […]

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KU suspends class work, schools, colleges closed in Srinagar

KU suspends class work, schools, colleges closed in Srinagar

Srinagar: All school and collages in Srinagar have been closed while Kashmir University has suspended class work following the killing of militants at Fateh Kadal, Srinagar. According to an order by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar all All school and collages shall remain closed in the summer capital of the state. A senior official of Kashmir university […]

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Video: People will be given choice to choose ‘Azadi or India’ on Poll day: Qazi Yasir

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Watch: CASO launched in New Colony Sopore

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Video: Kalam-Amin Tabish released at Info department  

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