Author Archives: State Observer

3 killed, 7 missing as Avalanche hits Khardung La pass in La


Three bodies have been recovered so far from Khardung La Pass where an avalanche buried at least ten people early Friday, officials said. In a statement, an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said the rescue operation is being carried out under Project Himank which pressed into service its men and machinery soon after the avalanche hit the Khardung ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: At least 10 trapped after avalanche hits Khardung La pass in Ladakh


LEH: At least 10 people are trapped after an avalanche hit Khardunga La pass in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh on Friday morning, ANI reported. A search and rescue operation is under way in the high altitude region. Personnel from the district administration, police and State Disaster Response Force are collaborating to help rescue those trapped. NDTV reported that one person ...

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J&K Governor issues diktat for govt employees to attend Republic day ceremony


Srinagar, jan 18: In the run-up to Republic Day, Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has issued a diktat to government employees to attend R-day celebrations. The failure to attend the ceremony would amount to a dereliction of duty and disobedience of government instructions, as per the order. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has made it mandatory for government employees to attend ...

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Three policemen wounded in Srinagar grenade blast


Srinagar: Three cops were wounded after suspected militants lobbed a grenade at a police party in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday. A police source said that the militants lobbed a grenade at the cops posted near Zero Bridge in Srinagar which exploded with a bang. Quoting reports, news agency GNS reported that three policemen including an ASI ...

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NIA raids locations in western UP, Punjab over ISIS-inspired module probe


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday morning conducted raids at several places in western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with the investigation into a suspected ISIS-inspired module. A case was recently registered against the suspected module. Sources told Zee News that the police officials detained two persons for questioning from Athsaini village in Garhmukteshwar tehsil. They were being ...

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#10YearChallenge: After ICC’s tribute, BCCI lauds ‘captain cool’ MS Dhoni’s might

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday joined the extremely popular #10YearChallenge, hailing Indian wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s might, shortly after the International Cricket Council (ICC) paid tribute to the cricketer. Dhoni recently contributed with a match-winning knock in India’s six-wicket win against Australia, in the second ODI of the three-match series between the two nations on Tuesday. ...

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Dhoni knows how to play according to the situation: Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie


Mahendra Singh Dhoni knows how to pace his innings according to varied match situations which still makes him an asset for India, said former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie. Dhoni has started the year in style, scoring two half-centuries in successive ODIs as he rolled back time to finish the Adelaide ODI to level the three-match series 1-1. “India have ...

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Lok Sabha polls: CEO convenes meeting with political parties on Jan 18


Srinagar: The Chief Electoral Officer Jammu and Kashmir state have convened a meeting of all political parties in Jammu on January 18 regarding conduction of the Lok Sabha elections in the state. In a letter sent to ten political parties including National Conference, PDP, Congress and BJP, the CEO has also hinted that parliamentary and assembly election may not take place ...

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