Author Archives: State Observer

Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir likely in April

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Srinagar: The assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be held in April along with the general elections. According to sources, the centre has informed the election commission that the elections should be held in April. “It is now the Election Commission that has to take a final call and set dates for the state assembly elections,” said ...

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Virat Kohli a symbol of India’s ‘self-belief’

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News Corp senior sport writer Robert Craddock says Virat Kohli is a symbol of India’s growing self-belief, both on-and-off the cricket field. Kohli is on the cusp of leading India to its first series victory in Australia in 70 years. Mr Craddock has told Sky News India is an ‘upwardly mobile nation’ which is exemplified by the confident nature of ...

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2018: 97 encounters, 252 militants, 80 forces personnel, 44 civilians killed, says police

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Srinagar: As the year 2018 has concluded a few days back, the Jammu and Kashmir Police announced the figure of crimes and cases registered in the department throughout the year on Wednesday. While briefing a presser at Police headquarters Srinagar, the Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh, along with other officers said that 12946, cases were registered in 2018, in which ...

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Was Bowled Over by His Comic Timing: Raveena Tandon on Kader Khan

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Actor Raveena Tandon, who has had the privilege of working with late veteran actor-comedian Kader Khan in several films like Dulhe Raja, Aatish: Feel the Fire and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, says she was always bowled over by his comic timing. “I was always bowled over by his comic timing on screen and his erudition between takes. He was a scholar and an entertainer, ...

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Jammu and Kashmir weather: Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, Pahalgam; Srinagar remains eluded

Srinagar: Fresh snowfall lashed most parts of the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point after nearly a month, weather officials said. Severe cold wave sweeping the Valley was broken as the minimum temperatures rose above the freezing point, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. Fresh snowfall occurred everywhere in the Valley except Srinagar city ...

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Women on wheels: Female cops to now patrol the streets in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: In a unique initiative – called “Women on Wheels” – by the Hyderabad Police, female police officers will now be patrolling the streets to prevent crime against women. Elaborating about the newly-launched initiative, Hyderabad Additional Commissioner (Crime and SIT) Shika Goel told news agency ANI, “The main purpose of launching `Women on Wheels` was to empower women – including ...

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On New year’s eve, Mumbai police crack the whip on drunk driving

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  MUMBAI: Tightening the noose on drunk drivers, Mumbai police launched a massive operation to keep of people in inebriated off the roads. Between 8pm to 12 pm, police initiated 1533 blows through breath analysers for drink and drive cases, out of which 76 positive and 457 negative, reported news agency ANI. “Police have caught at least 1205 drivers of ...

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China building ‘most advanced’ naval warships for Pakistan: Report

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Beijing: China is building the first of four “most advanced” naval warships for its “all-weather ally” Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to ensure among other things “balance of power” in the strategic Indian Ocean, state media reported. Equipped with modern detection and weapon systems, it will be capable of anti-ship, anti-submarine and air-defence operations, China Daily ...

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Virat Kohli ‘honestly’ not thinking about historic first-ever Test series win in Australia

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Even as history beckons Virat Kohli’s team in the form of a possible first-ever Test series win in Australia, the master batsman says he is “honestly” not bothered about the milestone. The Indian captain, currently the world’s top-ranked Test and One Day International batsman, has led his team into the pole position by taking a 2-1 lead in the four-match ...

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