Govt approves first-ever JK trade, export policy


Srinagar, Aug 3: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here last evening under the chairmanship of Governor N N Vohra gave nod to the first ever J&K Trade & Export Policy, 2018-28. The policy shall be valid for a period of 10 years or till a new Trade and Export policy is announced. The policy lays out the roadmap for ...

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Pandits join protest against assault on Art 35-A


Srinagar, Aug 3: As Supreme Court is set to hear the petitions challenging validity of Article 35-A on Monday, a Kashmiri Pandit group and civil society members on Thursday staged protest against any assault and tinkering with Article 35-A. The Pandit group led by prominent Kashmiri Pandit and trade union leader Sampat Prakash assembled at Pratap Park, here and staged a ...

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Civilian injured in Kupwara firing, toll reaches 2

Srinagar, Aug 3: Another civilian has been shifted to Srinagar hospital after he received injuries during an army firing in Krusan Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Official sources said that a civilian identified as Mohd Saleem Parray, 27, son of Mohd Yousuf Parray, a resident of Budgam has received bullet injuries in his thigh after army allegedly opened fire ...

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Seven injured after two vehicles collide on Rajouri highway


Rajouri, Aug 3: Seven persons were injured after two vehicles suffered a head-on collision in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. A police official said that the collision took place between a passenger cab and a JCB in Siot area on Jammu-Rajouri highway around 4:30 pm, resulting in injuries to seven persons. The injured were identified as Mohd Farooq, ...

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Two militants killed in Kupwara encounter : Police


Srinagar, Aug 2: Two militants were killed in an encounter at Khumriyal area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An official said that the joint team of SOG and army launched a search operation in Khumriyal. As the joint team approached the suspected spot the militants opened fire triggering off a gunfight, he said. He said that in the ensuing ...

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Lolab shootout: Police identifies duo as locals


Srinagar, Aug 2: Two militants killed in a shootout with the government forces in Shumriyal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district have been identified, an official said. He identified the slain as Bilal Shah from Shart Muqam and Zahoor from Kalaroos Kupwara. “Militants travelling in a vehicle were ambushed by Army 41 RR and SOG Kupwara at Shumriyal, diver of the ...

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Er Rasheed seeks revocation of amendments in PSA


Srinagar, Aug 2: Seeking cancellation of the amendment made in Public Safety Act (PSA) by the governor, allowing detainees to be imprisoned outside J&K jails, AIP president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed termed the move inhuman and unfortunate. The spokesman in a statement said that one fails to understand if from amnesty international to Human Rights organizations in India call PSA ...

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J&K India’s most corrupt state: SAC chairman

Jammu, Aug 2: In an interview to The Print, SAC chief spoke about corruption and issues plaguing the higher judiciary. Khan called the state “India’s most corrupt” and complained about the toothless nature of the State Accountability Commission (SAC). Khan was appointed SAC chief in 2015 by former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. “I decided to come on board on the ...

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College students, teachers demand summer vacation

Srinagar, Aug 2: A group of college students said it has been the practice for past many years that in summers there will be 10-15 days vacation but this year the govt is yet to announce the holidays. “School students already had summer vacations, polytechnic students were also given summer break and summer vacation in Jammu colleges has also been announced ...

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Tral Hajj pilgrim dies of cardiac arrest in Makkah


Srinagar, Aug 2: A Hajj pilgrim from Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district died of cardiac arrest in holy city of Makkah on Thursday. The deceased pilgrim has been identified as Hameeda Begum, wife of Ghulam Ahmad of Laribal Tral. Family sources said that Begum who was in Makkah with her husband to perform the Hajj pilgrimage suffered a cardiac ...

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