Jammu and Kashmir police stops journalists from covering funeral prayers of slain Baramulla militants


Srinagar: Several journalists were on Thursday stopped by Jammu and Kashmir police from performing their professional duties in north Kashmir’s Baramulla. A local journalist said that they were stopped at the bridge connecting the area were funeral prayers were scheduled to be held. “They did not allowing us to cover Suhaib Akhoon’s funeral,” he said. Another journalist said that the Station ...

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J-K: Baramulla first district in state with no surviving militant, says DGP Dilbagh Singh


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Thursday said that Baramulla district was militant free after three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter with security on Wednesday. “Yesterday’s operation in Baramulla district in which three militants were killed makes Baramulla the first district of Kashmir with no surviving militant, as on date,” ANI quoted Singh as saying. ...

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Militant-turned-soldier Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who was killed in an encounter in Shopian, to be posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra


New Delhi: Kashmiri militant-turned-soldier Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who was killed in an encounter with militants in the Kashmir Valley on 26 November, will posthumously be awarded this year’s Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award. File image of Lance Naik Nazir Wani. Twitter/@ashokepandit The soldier was once a terrorist, but gave up those activities and joined the Territorial Army. He was ...

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Kashmir Valley witnesses light snowfall, rain; Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for fourth consecutive day


Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in Banihal sector of Jammu and Kashmir led to the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Thursday, an official said, adding the highway has been closed for the fourth consecutive day. Intending travellers have been advised not to undertake the journey without contacting the control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar. Traffic cannot be allowed on the highway ...

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SAC to meet on Jan 25


Jammu, Jan 23: The State Administrative Council (SAC) is scheduled to hold a meeting on January 25 one day before January 26, when the Republic Day of India is to be celebrated officially across the Jammu and Kashmir State. The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) on its twitter handle said, “State Administrative Council (SAC) meeting to be chaired ...

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Shah Faesel launches crowd-funding campaign for ‘clean politics’ in Kashmir


Srinagar, January 23: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday launched a crowd-funding campaign for “clean politics and corruption-free administration” in Jammu and Kashmir. The 2010-batch topper of the UPSC civil services exam said it was a people’s movement for change. “Be a part of this journey for clean politics and corruption-free administration in J&K. Support Shah Faesal with your small ...

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Ex-IAS officer Krishnan appointed as another advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor


Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday appointed former IAS officer Skandan Krishnan as another advisor for running the affairs of the State. An order issued by the General Administration Department Civil Secretariat, Jammu read: “Sanction is hereby accorded to the appointment of Shri Skandan Krishnan, IAS (Retired) as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from ...

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Shutdown in Shopian, Pulwama against militant killings


Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir on Wednesday to mourn the death of six militants killed in Shopian and Budgam district of Kashmir. Eyewitnesses said that all the shops and other business establishments are closed in both the districts and traffic is off the roads. People from various areas are visiting the ...

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DH Bhaderwah denies ambulance to carry body  


Bhaderwah:  The district hospital authorities, Bhaderwah refused to provide ambulance to a family for carrying body of a woman, who expired in the hospital shortly after her admission last evening. The family members of the deceased woman said, Rafiqa begum w/o Muhammad Anwar of Chinnote, Bhaderwah was admitted in the hospital last evening. “However, she expired and had to be ...

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