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Jammu Municipal Corporation signs pact to provide smart home security solutions


Jammu: In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has a signed a pact with government-owned telephone equipment maker ITI Limited to provide affordable home security solutions to city residents. An MoU was signed for the project titled “Jammu Surakhsa Yojna” on Thursday, Mayor of the JMC Chander Mohan Gupta rold PTI. The ITI limited had ...

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Three hizb militants killed in Tral gunfight


Srinagar: Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Gulshanpora Village of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. A joint team of Army’s 42RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Gulshanpora area after having credible input about presence of some militants in the area. While hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering an encounter, police official ...

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Youth found dead in his vehicle in Mendhar area of Poonch


Srinagar: Body of a youth was found under suspicious conditions in Mendhar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch Thursday, officials said. The officials said that they received a report that a dead body was lying in the area and dispatched a police team to the spot near a service station. The deceased youth, identified as Imran Gorsi son of Abdul Razzaq, ...

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Snow clearance work underway in Rajouri


Rajouri, Jan 03: Pir Panjal range in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri received fresh snowfall on January 02. The region had been reeling under intense cold for past few days. Vehicular activity in the area is affected due to snow. Snow clearance operation is underway.

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Tral Encounter : Two militants killed, Operation On


Clashes erupts, Internet services suspended  Jahangeer Ganaie Tral, January 03: Two militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militant in Gulshan Pora village of Tral belt in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday morning. Official sources confirmed KNO that two militants have been killed  and operation is on as according to them more militants are ...

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Army in Sopore snatch private vehicles, take passengers hostage: Rasheed warns of protests


Srinagar: Accusing Jammu and Kashmiri police of failing to discharge its duties to stop army from harassing people, former Langate lawmaker Er Rasheed has said that it has become a routine that army snatches vehicles of locals at Seeloo camp and the police is turning a blind eye towards the “unlawful and inhumane” behavior of the army. In a statement Rasheed ...

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Forces launch CASO in south Kashmir village


Srinagar: Forces on Wednesday launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Sheikhpora village in Shangus area of Islamabad district in south Kashmir. Reports said that a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched the operation in the area after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area. They said that a large number ...

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Malkha incident: Govt to ‘take care of’ child, Deputy Grand Mufti deplores father’s act

View of newly born babies at the Department of Gynecology at the English Mission Hospital, in Nazareth. October 31, 2012. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90

Rehan Showkat Srinagar, Jan 2: Government on Wednesday said that Child Welfare Committee Srinagar has taken note of the incident involving burial of an infant born with deformity by father. Secretary Social Welfare Department Dr Farooq Lone told GNS that the government will take care of the child. “The Child Welfare Committee in Srinagar has taken cognizance of (the incident). The ...

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Heavy snow, rain to lash Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand on January 4


Due to the feeble Western Disturbances moving across the higher latitudes, mainly dry weather conditions were prevailing over most parts of the Western Himalayas making the winter performance in terms of rain and snow not so satisfactory over the hills of North India. In fact, as on December 31, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand were largely rain deficient. Meanwhile, even after ...

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Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir likely in April


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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