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After Shah’s “OROP” jibe at Congress, Omar Abdullah gives it back with “ODOMOS” snipe


New Delhi: Within hours of BJP Chief Amit Shah’s OROP jibe at Congress party, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference chief Omar Abdullah sniped back at him with yet another acronym ‘ODOMOS’. Abdullah’s banter comes after Shah   came out with a new full form of OROP to target Congress on Priyanka’s political plunge. The BJP chief had said ...

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Srinagar freezes at minus 5.4 deg C as cold wave grips Kashmir


Srinagar: Temperature plunged to minus 5.4 degrees Celsius in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir as a severe cold wave tightened its grip on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday even as the Met forecast another spell of moderate snowfall beginning late on Wednesday. Moderate snowfall is likely to occur in plains and higher reaches of the valley tomorrow evening, ...

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2 dead and 24 injured as bus overturns along Jammu-Pathankot Highway


Srinagar: 2 people were killed in a bus accident, 24 people were also injured. The bus was on its way to Vaishno Devi from Gujarat when the bus overturned along the Jammu-Pathankot highway when the accident happened. The travelers were returning from Vaishno Devi and were heading to Amritsar when the bus ran into a divider before reaching the Dayala check. ...

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Election Commission of India defers Jammu and Kashmir visit


Srinagar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has deferred its visit to Jammu and Kashmir, suggesting that the assembly polls in the state might be delayed. According to the sources, a team of ECI was planning to visit both Jammu and Kashmir divisions on January 27 and 28 for on spot assessment of the situation regarding the holding of assembly ...

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Jammu and Kashmir Excise and Taxation Department to Go Online from Next Financial Year


Jammu, January 28: In a bid to enter e-governance, the excise and taxation department in Jammu and Kashmir has started the automation process to deliver 17 services online from next financial year, Excise Commissioner Talat Parvez Rohella said Monday. A mega plan is underway to ensure hassle free clearance of goods at Lakhanpur toll plaza, gateway to Jammu and Kashmir from ...

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Cold Wave Intensifies In Jammu And Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, No Respite Ahead


Jammu: Due to ongoing incessant weather activity across the hills, at present ‘Severe’ Cold Day and Cold Wave conditions, both have been active across all the three states of Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. For the entire month of January, Srinagar’s temperatures have remained in sub-zero category, barring the one day of January 3 when it was recorded at 0.2°C. ...

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J&K to become Paradise again: Governor


Jammu: Terror-hit Kashmir valley would once again become “the paradise on earth” as was once described by Mughal Emperor Jehangir, Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Saturday, greeting the people on 70th Republic Day after unfurling the tricolour in Jammu. “I have no doubt that a day will come once again when Kashmir will be the same as what Emperor ...

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Massive search operation launched in Poonch


Srinagar: Government Forces on Monday launched a large scale joint cordon and search operation following “suspicious movement” of militants in Mankote area in Poonch district. Official sources said that army’s 37 and 39 RR, SOG and Mendhar police launched the joint search operation amid reports of suspicious movement of militants in Mankote area, falling on this side of Line of ...

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Jammu Kashmir Weather: Drass coldest at minus 31.4


Srinagar, Jan 28 Clear skies on Monday led the cold wave to return to the valley, this time more severely as Drass in Ladakh recorded minus 31.4 degrees Celsius, lowest the mercury dipped this season. Weather in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to remain dry in the valley during the next 48 hours till Wednesday, the Met said. Minimum temperatures ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway opens partially


Jammu:The Jammu-Srinagar highway was opened for one-way traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on Monday. First heavy vehicles will be allowed and later the light one, an official said. In addition to over 3,000 trucks carrying essential supplies to the Kashmir Valley, scores of valley-bound passengers had remained stranded here. No vehicles will be allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu, ...

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