Youth’s killing at Abdullah’s residence Court directs SSP to take action as permissible under law


Jammu, Aug 10: With the family of Syed Murfad Hussian Shah, who was shot dead by CRPF men at the Jammu residence of National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, approaching court for registration of FIR, the court on Thursday directed SSP Jammu to take action as permissible under law. In the application seeking registration of FIR, Murfad’s father ...

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Scrap Art 35-A to settle West Pak refugees: BJP


Jammu, Aug 10: The rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said Article 35-A should be scrapped to permanently settle the West Pakistan refugees in the State. Addressing a news conference at BJP headquarters in Jammu, State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said West Pakistan refugees were awaiting settlement for the past 70 years and BJP would continue to fight for their ...

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‘Azadi Chacha’ barred from attending chacha’s funeral


Srinagar, Aug 10: Authorities Thursday disallowed Sarjan Barkati, the face of anti-government rallies who earned sobriquets like ‘Azadi Chacha’ and ‘Pied Piper’, from participating in the funeral prayers of his maternal uncle. Barkati’s uncle died Wednesday evening and the funeral was held during the night at his ancestral graveyard at Rebbon, Shopian. Talking to Rising Kashmir, Barkati’s wife Shabrooza said their ...

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PDP, BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance: Omar


Srinagar, Aug 10: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah Thursday said there was no doubt left anymore that PDP and BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance despite BJP’s withdrawal of support to the PDP. He said this had against become clear when PDP’s two MPs in the Rajya Sabha abstained from voting in the election of the Rajya Sabha ...

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BJP warming up for Govt formation again


Srinagar, Aug 10: As the annual Amarnath yatra enters to its last phase, the political activities about government formation in the state have picked up momentum with rightwing BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav holds series of meetings with party leaders and ally Sajjad Lone. Madhav held a two hour marathon meeting at Srinagar with party’s senior leaders. The meeting was ...

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US urges probe into Yemen attack amid accusations of supporting Saudi Arabia

Washington, Aug 10: As accusations grew over the US reported support of the Saudi-led coalition in the attack in Yemen that caused civilian casualties, the US State Department has urged to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the airstrikes. In a press briefing on Thursday, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said although Washington does not have full details of the ...

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Protests held amid shutdown against arrest spree in Tral in south Kashmir


Srinagar, Aug 10: Protests were held amid a complete shutdown in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday against the arrest spree. Scores of people took to streets and pelted stones on army vehicles passing through the area to lodge their protest against the detention of eleven persons in past couple of days. Shops and business establishments remained closed ...

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Army recovers large cache of arms in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir


Poonch, Aug 10: Government forces on Friday recovered arms and ammunition during a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. “The army has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including 9mm pistols, magazines, rounds, one AK-56 rifle, one revolver, 14 hand grenades and one 7.62 mm foreign made rifle,” sources said.

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Yatra 2018: 269 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath cave in Kashmir


Jammu, Aug 10: A small batch of 269 Amarnath pilgrims on Friday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, an official said. “The Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley today morning in an escorted convoy of 15 vehicles,” he said. This batch includes pilgrims going both to the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps. ...

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