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Govt orders transfers, postings in civil administration

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered transfers and postings in the administration. In the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect. According to a Government Order No. 1268-GAD of 2018 issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad Rather, chief executive officer, Integrated Watershed Management Program is transferred and ...

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Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi

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Colombo, Aug 13: Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors’ security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi. The decision was taken after discussions with the Chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development ...

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Chargsheet filed against Kejriwal, Sisodia in CS ‘assault’ case

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New Delhi, Aug 13: Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February. The chargesheet, filed in the Patiala House Court on the basis of investigation done on the complaint of Prakash, also names Amanatullah Khan, Prakash ...

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Security beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of August 15

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Srinagar, Aug 13: Ahead of August 15 occasion on Wednesday, security arrangements have been beefed in the Kashmir valley and summer capital Srinagar. Stringent security measures have been put in place. The police is alert, director general of police (DGP) S P Vaid told reporters here. The police and other forces will ensure that the people celebrate I-Day without any fear, ...

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Missing Chrar-e-Sharief youth traced: Police

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Srinagar, Aug 13: Police on Monday claimed to have traced out the missing youth of central Kashmir’s Chrar-e-Sharief within two days. A police spokesperson in a statement said that on August 10, 201810, a missing report was lodged by one Jahangir Ahmad Ganai son of Shakeel Ahmad Ganai a resident of Dardpora Cheraresharief about his brother Sajad Ahmad Ganai who had ...

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Flash flood washes away young man in Poonch

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Poonch, Aug 13: A young man was washed away after heavy rains triggered flash floods in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. An official said that Javed Iqbal (29), son of Abdul Salaam, resident of Passain, Loran, was washed away by strong currents while he was crossing a flooded nallah at Dobawash. He said the body of ...

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BJP legislator in trouble for opposing party stand on Article 35A

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Srinagar, Aug 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party will take disciplinary action against its legislator Gagan Bhagat for publically going against the saffron party stand of scrapping Article 35A of the constitution, seniour leader Kavinder Gupta said Sunday. Bhagat, the party’s lawmaker from RS Pura, was seen a widely shared video of him addressing a small meeting where he said he in ...

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Govt to regulate functioning of Madrasas in JK

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Srinagar, Aug 13: The state government is all set to regulate functioning of Madrasas (religious schools) operating across Jammu and Kashmir. The school education department has drafted legislation, J&K State Board of Madrasa Education Act, 2018, which would pave way for the government to control functioning of these institutions. An official said the draft bill has been submitted to the government ...

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NASA launches world’s first mission to ‘touch’ the sun

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Washington, Aug 13: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, was successfully launched on Sunday on an unprecedented, seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of the star’s fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. Liftoff of the USD 1.5 billion mission took place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Elderly couple electrocuted in Surankote

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Jammu, Aug 13: An elderly couple was electrocuted to death after heavy rains triggered a flash flood in Surankote area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night. SHO Surankote Mohd Anzar Mir said the couple was electrocuted after a tree fell on a low-transmission power line last night when they were preventing water from entering their house, reported GNS ...

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