BJP to contest all seats in Jammu and Kashmir alone


SRINAGAR:  Like its former ally People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest all the six parliamentary seats in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to seek a mandate for the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A and the state’s development. The State has six Lok Sabha seats — three in Kashmir, two in Jammu and one in Ladakh. In ...

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Omar, Mehbooba condemn attack on two mosques in New Zealand


Srinagar: Condemning the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand by gunmen, two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — said that it is a terror attack. Abdullah, who is the National Conference (NC) Vice President, said it is good to see most people are calling the New Zealand mosque firing what ...

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Governor Malik chairs 64th meeting of SMVD Shrine Board


Jammu: The 64th meeting of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was held at the Raj Bhavan here today under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of the Shrine Board. The meeting was attended by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Dr. Ashok Bhan, K. B. Kachru, K. K. Sharma, Justice (Retd) Permod Kohli, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma and Vijay Dhar, all ...

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New Delhi can’t intimidate us: Mirwaiz on NIA summons


Srinagar:  A day after receiving fresh NIA summons, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said New Delhi can’t intimidate them and they will continue to seek peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute. “Is seeking peaceful resolution of Kashmir terrorism?” he asked during his weekly address at the central Jamia Masjid in old city, Srinagar. “Since 1947 conspiracies were hatched against ...

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Tangmarg businessman Shabir Ahmad Mir joins PDP


A prominent businessman from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, Shabir Ahmad Mir on Friday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mir, who was earlier associated with National Conference (NC), resigned from the party earlier this week. He joined the PDP in presence of its president Mehbooba Mufti at her Fairview residence in Gupkar, Srinagar. The State of Jammu ...

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Friday Prayers In Jamia Masjid Allowed After Two Weeks


Srinagar After the restrictions for two consecutive weeks, the Friday prayers were offered in historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar today. KL file image Reports said that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is also a chairman of Hurriyat (m) conference, led the prayers. The sermon started on 12: 30 and the prayers were offered around 2:00 pm. “After two weeks of restrictions ...

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Appointment of 437 medical officers cancelled for failing to join duties


Srinagar: Hundreds of medical officers (MOs) appointed recently by the J&K Public Service Commission (JKPSC) were terminated today as they failed to join their places of posting within the stipulated time. Government on Thursday evening issued an order (HME 333 of 2019) titled “cancellation of appointment” with names of 437 MOs annexed. While quoting various Government and court directions, the ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: SPO run over by truck, driver flees


Jammu: A traffic policeman was killed by a speedy vehicle in Surankote area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. A police officer told GNS that the truck (JK028-5685) hit the traffic policeman at Jogi Mode in Surankote. The incident occurred when the cop was performing his duties and signalled the truck driver to stop, resulting in his ...

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