Couple injured in Pakistan firing on LoC


Jammu, April 06: A couple was injured on Saturday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said. Sanjeev Kumar and his wife, Rita Kumari were injured in the firing in Kalal area of Nowshera sector at around 2 a.m.. “The couple has been shifted to a hospital for treatment. The incident occurred ...

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Restrictions lifted, life returns to normal in downtown, Jamia masjid reopens


Srinagar, Apr 6: Life returned to normal on Saturday after curfew-like restrictions, imposed on Friday, were lifted in the downtown Srinagar. The restrictions were imposed as a precautionary measure to prevent any demonstration following clashes in the central jail between inmates and security personnel. All gates of historic Jamia masjid which were closed early yesterday, are open for devotees. Security ...

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Congress gets shot in arm; Prominent Bizman Choudhary Yasmeen and corporator ward 74 joins party


Former CM Ghulam Nabi Azad welcomes both into the party fold JAMMU, Apr 5: In a major shot in arm for Congress ahead of Lok Sabha elections, prominent businessman, former Editor-In-Chief of State Observer Newspaper Choudhary Yasmeen along with Ch. Sobat Ali  today joined the Indian National Congress in the presence of Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Chief Minister and Leader ...

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UPSC Civil Services Result 2018: Seven from Jammu and Kashmir clear examination


Jammu: Seven aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir have cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2018. The list of 759 successful candidates made public by the UPSC on Friday included seven names belonging to the Jammu region. Rehana Bashir from Poonch has secured the 187th rank in the merit list. She is an MBBS graduate. Abhishek Augustya, who secured ...

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BJP’s saffron colour turns green in Valley: Omar Abdullah


Srinagar: Accusing the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) of fooling people by turning its saffron colour into green in Jammu and Kashmir, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and NC vice president Omar Abdullah targeted BJP for having “double standards”. Omar accused the BJP of changing its colours when it reaches Kashmir for election campaigning. “But time has changed they ...

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Pak Violates Ceasefire in Nowshera Sector; Indian Army Retaliates Strongly


Rajouri, April 5: The Pakistan Army on Friday violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. According to reports, Pakistan resorted to shelling of mortars and firings of arms. In the unprovoked firing, no casualties have been reported yet. In the cross-border firing, the Indian defence personnel retaliated strongly. On April 1 also, Pakistani Rangers resorted unprovoked firing in Mankote ...

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NIA issues third notice to Mirwaiz in funding case


Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has issued a third notice to Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in an alleged militancy funding case. According to the sources, the central probe agency has issued a notice to the Mirwaiz, asking him to appear at its New Delhi headquarters on April 18. The notice says that Mirwaiz’s security concerns in New ...

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Bus ferrying poll material attacked in south Kashmir’s Shopian


Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen attacked a bus carrying poll material in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday night. Reports said that a bus bearing number JKO2 K 7311 was fired upon by unknown gunmen at around 10 pm in Turkwangam village. The bus was ferrying poll material from Jammu, the reports said. There were, however, no reports of any casualty.

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