Kashmir

Ganderbal shuts on second consecutive day to mourn militant killing

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Srinagar A complete shutdown is being observed on Monday on the second consecutive day in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district to mourn the killing of M.Tech student-turned-militant Rahil Rashid Sheikh of Nunar village. Reports said that all shops, business establishments, and private offices remained closed in the town while public transport is off the roads. Authorities had announced the closure of ...

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NIA summon: Mirwaiz reaches Delhi, urges Kashmiris to stay calm

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Srinagar Hours after leaving to Delhi to appear before National Investigation Agency (NIA), Hurriyat (m) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that he along with his colleagues has reached Delhi to appear before the agency for questioning. In a tweet, Mirwaiz said that the Hurriyat leadership is being maligned but the pro-freedom party will continue to seek peaceful resolution of the ...

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Cong demands revocation of ban on civilian traffic on J-K highway

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The JKPCC  Sunday demanded immediate revocation of a ban on movement of civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, describing the order as “undemocratic and anti-people”. The demand was raised by JKPCC  president Gulam Ahmed Mir while addressing election rallies at Achabal in Shangus and Kokernag in Anantnag district. “We demand immediate revocation of a ban on civilian traffic on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway. The ban is undemocratic and ...

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Labourer killed as under-construction bunker collapses in JK’s Samba dist

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A 40-year-old labourer died Sunday when the wall of an under-construction bunker collapsed in a village along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, police said. Another labourer was injured in the incident which took place at Nanga village in Ramgarh sector, a police official said. He said the labourers were building the underground bunker near the house of one Roop Lal, when ...

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2 bovine smugglers arrested in J-K, 23 animals rescued

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Two notorious smugglers were arrested in separate incidents Sunday as police foiled three attempts to smuggle bovines in Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. Police seized three trucks and 23 animals were rescued, he said. Police intercepted two trucks on the Jammu-Pathankot highway near Korepunnu in Kathua district and rescued 14 animals.  Another truck was intercepted near Lam village in Rajouri district and nine animals were rescued.

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Over 400 Jammu And Kashmir Politicians Get Back Security After Complaints

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Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik’s decision comes days after all the major political parties in the state complained to the Election Commission of India. SRINAGAR:  HIGHLIGHTS Security cover of the politicians was withdrawn after the Pulwama attack Decision to restore security after parties complained to poll body Parties alleged conspiracy to sabotage election process  The security cover of ...

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NIA summon: Mirwaiz reaches Delhi, urges Kashmiris to stay calm

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Srinagar Hours after leaving to Delhi to appear before National Investigation Agency (NIA), Hurriyat (m) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that he along with his colleagues has reached Delhi to appear before the agency for questioning. In a tweet, Mirwaiz said that the Hurriyat leadership is being maligned but the pro-freedom party will continue to seek peaceful resolution of the ...

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Eleven officials suspended for ‘violating ECI’ guidelines in Kupwara district

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Srinagar Eleven employees, nine of them from the education department have been suspended for violating Election Commission of India guidelines and hampering election process in frontier district of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. According to an order issued by the district election officer, Kupwara said that the poll day for Lok Sabha elections 2019 in District Kupwara is scheduled on ...

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On Day 1 of Highway Curfew, Only 165 Security Vehicles Plied

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SRINAGAR: On Sunday, when the authorities imposed a literal curfew on the Jammu – Baramulla highway and appointed around 100 magistrates to oversee the movement of the convoys, imagine the number of security vehicles that used the road. It was 45 from Srinagar and 120 from Jammu, according to a detailed report that the Jammu newspaper Excelsior carried. “For a modest convoy ...

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