Rajnath Singh reacts to Afridi’s statement on Kashmir


New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday agreed with former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi’s statement on Kashmir and asserted that Kashmir has so far been a part of the Indian Territory and will always remain its part. In a press conference, Singh said “He (Afridi) was right in saying that Pakistan is not able to handle its own four ...

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CSK retains 22 players for IPL 2019, releases three


Chennai: Reigning IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Wednesday announced it has retained 22 players for the 2019 season, releasing only three members from the title-winning squad. CSK, which returned to the IPL fold after serving a two-year suspension, won the 2018 tournament, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final. England fast bowler Mark Wood and uncapped Indian players Kanishk Seth ...

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Khurshid Ahmad Ganai inaugurates 65th Cooperative week


Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today inaugurated 65th Cooperative Week themed “Inclusive Growth and Good Governance through Cooperatives for Rural Prosperity” here at Cooperative Complex, Bantalab.Among others, Secretary Cooperatives Department Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Registrar Cooperatives, M. M. Rehman, Additional Registrar, Jammu Tanvir Iqbal, Joint Registrars, Deputy Registrars and other senior functionaries of the Department also attended the function.Chairmen ...

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Nagland’s Hornbill night carnival to be plastic-free zone


Kohima: The annual Hornbill night carnival under Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), which will be held from Dec. 1 to the 10th as part of the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, will be plastic-free zone. Briefing media persons on Wednesday evening at its office, KCCI president Medozhatuo Rutsa said the association will strictly impose the ban on use of ...

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Six injured labourers of Karachi factory boiler blast die at hospital


Islamabad: Six labourers, who were injured after boiler of a Karachi factory exploded, succumbed to their wounds at the city’s Civil Hospital late Wednesday, according to hospital authorities. The incident had taken place at a private factory located near Manzil Pump area in Landhi. As a consequence, seven labourers were injured critically, who were shifted to Civil Hospital. Six out of seven ...

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Manali, Narkanda witness season’s 1st snowfall


Shimla: There was overnight moderate snowfall in Manali and Narkanda, the season’s first, a Met official said on Thursday as snow continued to elude the Himachal Pradesh capital here. The tourist resort of Manali recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius as the hills overlooking it also experienced moderate spells of snow, Manmohan Singh, Director of the meteorological ...

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Lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat removed from Kathua case after request from girl’s family

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New Delhi: The father of the eight-year-old girl Kathua murder victim moved an application in the Pathankot court on Wednesday to remove the family’s advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat from the case, reported The Print. Judge Tejwinder Singh granted the request. The father said he wanted to withdraw Rajawat’s power of attorney because of her “apprehension and non-appearance” in the case, The Tribune reported. “More than 110 ...

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‘CISF to replace CRPF at Jammu, Srinagar, Leh airports possibly from Jan 1 next year’, says report


Srinagar: The Central Industry Security Force (CISF) will take over the reins of ‘handling security’ at the three highly sensitive airports in Jammu and Kashmir region, possibly from January 1 next year, officials stated Wednesday, according to a PTI report. The CISF administers the ‘security’ of all major airports in India and will soon take over in the region as well, according ...

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Weather improves in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Girl students click pictures of the icicles hanging from branches of trees on the first day of Chillai-Kalan (The 40-day period of harshest winter in Kashmir ), at Kashmir University Campus in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo(PTI12_21_2015_000212B)

Srinagar, Nov 15: After fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours, the Met office on Thursday forecast improvement in the weather conditions. “Weather is likely to improve in Jammu and Kashmir from today. We are expecting dry weather till November 21,” a Met official said. There has been fresh snowfall in Sonamarg, Pahalgam, ...

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