Prestigious SaMaPa Awards 2018 announced  

SaMaPa Awardees 2018

Jammu: SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts), the renowned music academy of music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, today announced the names of the recipients of this year’s prestigious SaMaPa awards, the exclusive national level honours pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir. The awards ceremony will be held as part of the 14th edition of ...

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Forces lay siege to Kupwara village in north Kashmir


Srinagar: Security forces on Monday launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Turse village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. A police official said a joint operation was launched by Special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir police and Army in the Turse area of Nutnusa today. He said the CASO was launched following “specific” inputs about the ...

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One-way traffic on Sgr-Jmu highway, Mughal road closed till 15 Nov


Srinagar: The traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway will ply on-sided on Monday while Mughal road has been closed for traffic till 15 November. Officials said the movement of traffic will be from Srinagar to Jammu for both light motor vehicles as well as heavy motor vehicles. They said that Mughal road has closed for traffic till 15 November. The traffic on Srinagar-Leh ...

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30-year-old stabbed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, hospitalised


Srinagar: Unknown persons stabbed a 30-year-old man at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwma district on Sunday night. Reports said Shabir Ahmad Ganie, son of Habibullah Ganie was knifed in abdomen by some unidentified persons in Naypora Payeen village around 9.30 pm.  He was immediately rushed to district hospital Pulwama where his condition is said to be stable, reports said.

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Soldier killed on LoC in Pakistani firing


Jammu: An Indian soldier was killed on Sunday in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.Defence Ministry sources said Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nawshera Sector on the Line of Control (LoC) at about 2.45 p.m. on Sunday. An official said that a soldier identified as ...

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AB-PMJAY to be launched in J&K on Dec 1, 2018


Jammu: The Centre’s national flagship programme Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir on December 1, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said. The chief secretary reviewed the preparedness for formal roll-out of AB-PMJAY with all chairpersons of the District Implementation Units (DIUs), through video conferencing in Jammu recently. Subrahmanyam directed all deputy ...

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Police registers FIR in 1996 murder case

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police have lodged an FIR into the killing of Abdul Hameed Ganai, a resident of Preng, Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir who was killed in 1996 dubbed as a militant and during the course of investigations; it was later proved that Ganai was a civilian. The police have also sought details of some CRPF official who are ...

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Omar Abdullah slams Centre for ‘non-official’ talks with Taliban


Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday slammed the Centre for talks with the Taliban at a non-official level while not doing the same by engaging with the Kashmiri separatist leadership. “If ‘non-official’ participation in a dialogue that includes the Taliban is acceptable to the Modi government why not a ‘non-official’ dialogue with non-mainstream stakeholders in J&K? Why not a ...

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Army soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire in Rajouri


Jammu: An Army soldier was killed Saturday in sniper fire by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said. This was the second sniper attack along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in as many days. An Army porter lost his life in a similar incident in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu Friday. ...

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