Author Archives: State Observer

South Kashmir : Tral reopens after 3 days of Strike   

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BASHARAT RASHID Pulwama, November 03: Life returned back to normal in Tral sub division of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday after three days of strike, against the killing of JeM militants in an encounter with security forces. Reports said that all the shops, educational institutions and other business establishments opened today and public transport is plying normally on all the ...

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Maj Gen Naveen Kumar takes over as new ADG NCC J&K

Maj Gen Naveen Kumar takes over as new ADG NCC J&K

Jammu: Major General Naveen Kumar Airy on Friday took over as Additional Director General NCC Directorate, J&K. Maj General Airy is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Grenadier Regt on Dec 17, 1983. Since then he has held numerous Command and Staff appointments. He has an illustrious career profile with command of an Infantry battalion ...

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Missing from Noida, Kashmiri student surfaces on social media posing as IS militant

Kashmiri student surfaces on social media posing as IS militant

Srinagar: A picture and an audio message, purportedly of Ehtisham Bilal, the Kashmiri student who went missing from Sharda University, Greater Noida, on Sunday, has gone viral on social media in Kashmir. In the picture, the person appears wearing black outfit with some weapons strapped to his body and is posing with a flag of the Islamic State while a voice in ...

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NH Closed; 105 trucks stranded on Mughal Road, over 140 persons rescued    


Srinagar: At least 105 stranded trucks have been stranded near Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal Road since late Thursday night due to snowfall. However, over 140 stranded persons were rescued on Friday. Reports  said that following the inclement weather, 105 trucks and 4 passenger vehicles and six private vehicles got stranded between Pir Ki Gali and Poshana during the intervening ...

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Kishtwar on edge over BJP leader’s killing


SPOs detained for questioning; Mainstream leaders condemn killings, demand inquiry Curfew remains imposed in Kishtwar, protests in Jammu, internet service suspended Jammu: With police and other security agencies still struggling to identify the assailants who killed a senior BJP leader and his elder brother in Kishtwar the previous night, this far off hilly town of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday ...

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Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Closed For Traffic


Srinagar : The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed for traffic after massive landslides blocked the road at Ramsu. “There have been massive landslides at Ramsu on the highway, following which the highway was closed for traffic,” Traffic official said. He said continuous rainfall was hampering road opening operations. “The men and machinery have been kept on standby and as soon as the weather improves ...

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Al-Abar Militant Arrested In Handwara

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Handwara: Police here on Friday claimed to have arrested militant affiliated with Tahreeke ul Mujahedeen Outfit (TuM). A Top Police official said that forces arrested Militant in Handwara area of Kupwara district here in North Kashmir. He added that the militant was arrested along with arms and ammunition.The police has identified arrested militant as Sajad Ahmad Dar from Pulwama district.

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Forces detected IED in Pulwama Road   


Pulwama : Forces detected an IED(impressive explosive device )in Nikas village of Pulwama at south kashmir district on Friday noon. Reports said that IED was detected near Pulwama/Shopian highway at Nikas area worth 5 kg. Sources said Joint forces detected and later destroyed by bomb disposal Squad averted major tragedy. Meanwhile police has taken cognizance in the incident.

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Forces launch CASO in Kaloosa Bandipora 


Bandipora, November 02: Security forces here on Friday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Kaloosa area of Bandipora District in north Kashmir. Sources said that, on a tip-off about the Suspicious Movement in Pathan Mohalla of Kaloosa area, 27RR launched a Cordon and search operation this afternoon. All exit points were sealed. The operation was going on when the ...

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RMSA teachers demand release of pending salary


Wasim Majnoon Mir Srinagar, 02 Nov: Over 500 teachers, working in government schools under centrally sponsored scheme in the state, have not been paid salaries for months. The teachers recruited under Rashtriya Madhiyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) this year are without salaries from past four months. As many as 550 RMSA Teachers were recruited by School Education Department in state’s high and ...

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