Author Archives: State Observer

Sri Lanka blasts: IndiGo, Air India offer free cancellation, rescheduling of flights to Colombo till April 24


In the wake of the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, two domestic airlines are offering a reprieve to passengers headed to the island country in the next two days. “In light of the recent events in Colombo, we are providing full fee waiver on rescheduling/cancellation for all flights to/from Colombo for travel scheduled till April 24, ...

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Lok Sabha election Phase 3 polling timings: 115 constituencies to vote tomorrow; polling mostly between 7 am and 6 pm


New Delhi: As many as 115 Lok Sabha constituencies will go to polls on Tuesday, 23 April, across 14 states and Union Territories in Phase 3 of the 2019 general election. The electorate will vote in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. All parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa ...

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Suresh Soni meets Governor


JAMMU:  Sh. Suresh Soni , Sah-Sar Karyawah , Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)met  Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Soni apprised Governor about varied issues of public importance. He was accompanied by Sh. Arun Kumar,Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS, Brig(Rtd.) Suchet Singh,Prant Sangh Chalak and Sh.Rupesh Kumar , Prant Pracharak of RSS.

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Govt forces launch search operation in Shopian village


Shopian: Security forces Monday morning launched a Cordon and Search Operation in Awend-Rawalpora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Reports said that acting on inputs about the presence of militants in the village, a joint team of government forces including 34 RR, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police’s Special Operations Group launched a search operation. They said that huge contingents of forces ...

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Kashmir pellet guns injure eyes and minds: Study


SRINAGAR: At least 85% of the people blinded by forces’ pellet guns in Kashmir also suffer psychiatric problems, according to a new study by the Government Medical College. The study, titled “Psychiatric Morbidity in Pellet Injury Victims of Kashmir,” says that since the 2016 mass uprising in Kashmir, 325 pellet victims have been treated for psychiatric disorders at associated hospitals of ...

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We follow principles of Vajpayee in Jammu and Kashmir: PM Modi


Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that militants and separatists can only be dealt with a ‘hitting touch’. Criticising those who advocate “soft touch” towards separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said that “healing touch” should be reserved for the civilians of Jammu and Kashmir. PM Modi was speaking to TIMES NOW. Replying to questions he said “We follow the ...

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Militant gunned down in Sopore


Srinagar: A militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. The brief shoot-out happened in the Watergam area of North Kashmir’s Sopore after which the body of one militant was recovered along with some weapons. The Indian Army confirmed the news on Twitter on Saturday morning. “#IndianArmy #OpWatergam (Baramulla). One terrorist ...

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