India suspends cross border trade in Kashmir in new crackdown


India suspended cross-border trade with Pakistan because it was being used to funnel weapons and drugs, the government said on Thursday, in a further crackdown in the volatile territory. Trade across the “Line of Control” (LoC), or the heavily militarised de facto border that divides the two parts of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, has served as a confidence-building measure ...

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34-year-old found hanging in Rajouri


Jammu: A man was found hanging in Siot village of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The deceased was identified as Ram Lal son of Krishan Lal resident of ward 06 Siot village of Rajouri. Reports said the body of 34-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling of his kachha house today morning. Police said that the body ...

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Kashmir Highway Remains Closed Due To Landslides


SRINAGAR — The National Highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained closed for the second day on Friday due to landslides, a traffic police official said. Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was suspended yesterday afternoon following landslides and shooting stones at Batery Cheshma and two other places between Ramban and Ramsu. ...

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“Consume Almonds, Omar,” Advises Mehbooba Mufti In Twitter Duel


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir politicians Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah traded barbs on Twitter on Thursday, with the two leaders taking on each with pro-tips for “stomach burn” and to “improve memory”. It began with a tweet from PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday slamming the BJP’s decision to name Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as its Lok ...

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Omar Abdullah pitches for State polls in Jammu and Kashmir; casts vote from Srinagar Lok Sabha Seat


Srinagar: National Conference (NC) Chief Farooq Abdullah along with son Omar Abdullah on Thursday cast their vote in Srinagar Parliamentary Seat in the Phase-II of Polling. Farooq Abdullah is seeking an election from Srinagar Lok Sabha Seat where is taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party Candidate Khalid Jehangir, PDP’s Aga Syed Mohsin and People Conference’s Irfan Raza Ansari. Speaking to ...

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ECI’s JK observers suggest LA polls in June, Sep or Nov


The Special Election Observer team appointed by Election Commission of India (ECI) to assess the feasibility of conducting Assembly elections in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir has submitted their report and suggested holing of the polls in June, September of November. Top sources in administration told Rising Kashmir that three observers have suggested holding Assembly elections from end of May to ...

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Election 2019: Clashes amid polling in Budgam


Srinagar: Amid the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in state’s Udhampur and Srinagar parliamentary constituencies, youth clashed with the forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Reports said that scores of the people especially youth assembled in Beerwah, Kandoora, Chewdara, Kawoosa and Rathsun villages of the district. Reports also said that youth pelted stones on government forces deployed for polling duty ...

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Jammu- Srinagar National Highway close, over 3000 vehicles stranded


Jammu: On Thursday, following the closure of road due to landslides at various places between Ramban and Banihal since midnight, over 3,000 vehicles were stranded along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. it is to be noted that the vehicles were seen stranded for kilometres. Here it is to be noted that according to a report, published in the Indian Express, landslides ...

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