74.13 lac consumers getting subsidized sugar in JK: Zulfkar


Srinagar, July 21: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Information Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said that the state Government is providing subsidized sugar to 74.13 lakh souls even as the centre has discontinued the subsidy support in the 2017-18 Budget. “The state government is procuring the sugar through e-tendering mode at the rate of Rs. 47 per kg. ...

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Dy CM J&K Nirmal Singh Calls On Prime Minister Modi Over Situation In Kashmir


Jammu, July 21: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today called on the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and discussed various issues like cross border shelling, steps being taken by the Government for sustainment of peace and the conduct of annual Amarnath Yatra. Matters of internal security and issues pertaining to refugees also came under discussion. The Dy CM sought a ...

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Clashes erupt in Sopore after Friday prayers


Srinagar, July 21: Clashes erupted between youth and forces at Sopore town of Baramulla district on Friday after congregational prayers amid complete shutdown. The clashes took place shortly after Friday prayers near Jamia Masjid and adjoining localities of Sopore township. A youth and a freelance photojournalist have suffered injuries in the clashes. The call for shutdown and sit-in outside UN office ...

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PDP welcomes Dr Farooq’s statement, BJP condemns


Srinagar, July 21: Peoples Democratic Party on Friday welcomed the statement of Dr Farooq Abdullah about mediation of a third country and talks with Pakistan for the resolution of Kashmir issue. “If India is ready to talk to China and does not want to get into war, then they can talk to Pakistan also,” he said. “Happy if he (Farooq Abdullah) ...

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No talks with separatists: Dy CM


Jammu, July 21: The government has rejected any likelihood of talks with separatists or other fundamental groups in the Valley unless the level of terrorism and violence comes down substantially.“Already some attempts were made to reach out to separatists and other fundamental groups but they shut their doors to the delegations from the Centre. Besides, there is a clear message from ...

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J&K Hindus must get minority status: RSS


Jammu, July 21: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Thursday said Hindus living in Jammu and Kashmir should be given a minority status. Addressing a news conference here, RSS’ Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, Manmohan Vaidya, said: “Yes, the issue (minority status) must be thought over, it is necessary.” He was responding to a related query. Referring to the issue of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis ...

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PDP-BJP subjecting people to worst atrocities: Omar


Srinagar, July 21: National Conference’s working president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the “unholy” PDP-BJP alliance has “undone all good work” carried out in J&K after 2010. He also accused the state government of subjecting people to “worst atrocities” during the past three years. Addressing an “extraordinary” meeting of party leaders from central zone, Omar said the previous National Conference-Congress government ...

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Ten more Hizbul Mujahideen militants join Zakir Musa group


Srinagar, July 21: Ten more militants have broken their allegiance towards hizbul Mujahideen and have joined hands with the Zakir Musa . For now they have not adopted any name hence being referred as Zakir Musas group . This information came after two militants and been killed in an on going encounter . The encounter which started at 8 am is ...

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Kashmir shuts on resistance leaders’ call; Restrictions in Srinagar parts


Srinagar, July 21: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley on the call of joint resistance leadership. The call for shutdown has been given against the alleged Human Rights (HR) violations at the hands forces. The leaders in a statement on Wednesday called for march to the United Nations Military Observer’s Office in Srinagar in protest against the “rights ...

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