Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir


Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir valley on Tuesday due to a protest shutdown called by the separatist leadership against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to JKLF chief Yasin Malik in custody. All shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in commercial hub of Lal Chowk and other areas of the Srinagar city. Public transport remained off the roads while ...

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DC Bandipora suspends two PDD engineers


Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Mirza on Monday suspended two engineers after they failed to comply the orders, putting J&K Bank examination aspirants in trouble when they got stuck in an anti -PDD protest by villagers at Ashtengoo Bandipora. Mirza suspended Assistant Engineer PDD Bandipora Abdul Majeed Ganie and Rajinder Singh Raina JE PDD after they failed to reach Ashtengoo ...

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Mysterious explosion creates panic in Sopore


Srinagar: A mysterious explosion Monday created panic in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district forcing shopkeepers and pedestrians to run for their lives. A police official in Sopore said that miscreants bursted a firecracker during an anti encroachment drive in Sopore town at around 2:40 p.m on Monday. He said that the miscreants hurled the firecracker towards a CRPF ...

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JRL calls for valley-wide shutdown tomorrow against ‘highhandedness’ of NIA, ED


Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF) has called for a valley-wide protest shutdown on Tuesday 23rd April 2019, against the ill-treatment meted-out to JKLF chairman Yasin Malik. According to a statement JRL has called for complete shutdown on Tuesday in Kashmir to protest against the deteriorating condition ...

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PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir


Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on  Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided. In a statement issued here, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing ...

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Unprecedented security arrangements made for polling in Anantnag PC


Srinagar: All arrangements, including three-tier security, have been made for conducting free, fair and peaceful polls in the first of three phase polling in six of the 16 Assembly segments in Anantnag Parliamentary constituency on Tuesday. The Assembly segments going to polls tomorrow are — Anantnag, Doru Shahabad, Kokernag, Shangus, Bijbehera and Pahalgam in the constituency spread over four district ...

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Mehbooba seeks immediate release of JKLF chief Yasin Malik


Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday demanded the immediate release of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik in view of failing health. Addressing the reporters on the sidelines of a party function in Kulgam, Mehbooba said the condition of Yasin Malik is very bad. “I would like to appeal the government to immediate ...

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Cross-LoC traders protest against trade suspension


Srinagar: Slamabad Cross-Loc Trade Union on Monday reached city centre Lal Chowk to protest against the suspension of cross-LoC trade by the Home Ministry of India. Scores of the traders along with union’s General Secretary Mohammad Shafi and chairman of cross-LoC Trade Association Hilal Ahmed assembled at Partap Park in Srinagar and sought the revocation of the decision. Cross-LoC traders protest ...

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