Author Archives: State Observer

Article 35A: JRL calls for complete shutdown on August 26, 27


Srinagar, Aug 17: Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday called for a complete shutdown on August 26 and 27 against tinkering with the state subject laws. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik have urged people to observe strike against the move to scrap laws that bar any non-state subject holder from buying property in the state ...

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Imran all set to become Pakistan PM as cracks appear within Opposition ranks


Islamabad, Aug 17: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is poised to become the country’s new prime minister as the Opposition alliance fell apart over the nomination of his challenger ahead of today’s election in Parliament. The newly-elected National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, is meeting to elect the prime minister. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and ...

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Hajin Gunfight: Internet services suspended


Srinagar, Aug 17: The government on Friday suspended Internet services in Bandipora district following the gunfight between the government forces and militants at Mir Mohalla in Hajin town area in north Kashmir early today. Local sources said that internet services were snapped soon after the encounter broke out in the area. The gunfight started after a joint team of army’s 13 ...

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Clashes amid Gunfight in Hajin Village


Srinagar, Aug 17: Clashes broke out between the protestors and a joint team of police and paramilitary forces in Hajin village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Friday, following the gunfight between the government forces and militants. Reports said that soon after the news about an encounter spread, the locals mostly youth took to streets and pelted stones on the forces. ...

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Gov, NC, PDP all off to Delhi, to bid adieu to Vajpayee


Srinagar, Aug 17: People Democratic Party leaders on Friday flew to Delhi to pay homage and to attend the last rites of the former prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi. Official sources said that all the PDP leaders including MLAs, MLCs and other party leaders on Friday morning left for Delhi, while, opposition leaders Omar Abdullah and Farooq ...

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Protesting employees lock District treasury office in Bandipora


Srinagar, Aug 16: Employees working in Government Treasury and Accounts today observed one-day strike and staged protest demonstration in the premises of District Treasury Office, here in Bandipora District of North Kashmir demanding redressal of their long pending demands. The protest was organized under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Accounts Employees Association. According to the reports, protesting employees locked down ...

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John Abraham, Jakie Shroff in Kashmir, looking for local talent


Srinagar, Aug 16: Bollywood veteran actor Jackie Shroff and fitness freak John Abraham who are currently shooting for Romeo Akbar Walter aka RAW, reportedly its major schedules will now take off to a new location for a long schedule. The team including the leading man John Abraham is expected to fly to Kashmir for 10 days to different locations of the ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, put on life-support system


New Delhi, Aug 16: The condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee remains critical and he continues on advanced life-support system, sources said. The 93-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader was admitted at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. “Unfortunately, his ...

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