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Jama’at backs public movement for protection of Art 35 A: Spokesperson


Srinagar, Aug 20: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir shall support the public movement going on for the protection of Article 35(A) of the Indian constitution which the government of India has incorporated in the constitution to ensure the protection of various fundamental rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, in particular its demography till the people decide their political future in ...

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18 year old student dies of sudden heart attack

Srinagar, Aug 20: A student of Higher Secondary School Soura, Sinagar died of a sudden heart attack during morning assembly on Monday. An official said that a class 12th student of GHSS Soura in Srinagar, identified as Sehar Sofi, 18, daughter of Mohammad Saleem Sofi, a resident of district Islamabad in South Kashmir, complained of a sudden chest pain during morning ...

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Kashmir issue a reality, need uninterrupted dialogue with India: Pakistan Foreign Minister


Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that there was a need of “continued and uninterrupted” dialogue with India, which was the only way forward for the two neighbours to resolve outstanding issues. Qureshi, the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Vice Chairman, was sworn-in earlier in the day along with 15 other members from the ...

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3-day International Conference on Himalayas Begins In Leh


Srinagar, Aug 20: A three-day international conference “saving the Himalayas through science and spirituality” has started in Leh on Sunday. The conference will be formally inaugurated today by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of living foundation. The conference will address “the effects of climate change, developing renewable and clean solar energy, and promoting responsible, sustainable, environmental-friendly, and ...

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Former Director Radio Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Zia Passes away


Srinagar, Aug 20: Former Director Radio Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Zia passed away on Sunday evening in Srinagar. Zia, the Father-in-law of Greater Kashmir Staffer Javid Malik, breathed his last at his home on last evening. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Baghat Barzulla. Zia has served Radio Kashmir as Former Director for many years.

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43 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir Himalayas


Jammu, Aug 20: A small batch of 43 pilgrims left Jammu on Monday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. This is the smallest batch of pilgrims to leave on the pilgrimage from here ever since it started on June 28. Breaking the record of the last three years, more than 2.82 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance ...

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This Eid, Kashmir Will Sacrifice Animals Worth Rs 350 Cr


Srinagar, Aug 20: With two days left for the Eid, the day of the animal sacrifices by Muslims, all the roads in Srinagar were leading to the Eidgah, the main make-shift market for the purchase of goats, sheep and even camel in the capital city. The market that remained crowded for the entire day witnessed huge sales running into crores of ...

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Gujjar leader warns of strong protests if Article 35A scrapped


Jammu, Aug 19: A leader of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities in Jammu and Kashmir today warned of strong protests if attempts were made to scrap Article 35A of the Constitution which grants special status to permanent residents of the state. Shamsher Hakla Poonchi said the Article is in the interest of the people of the state and vested interests are hatching ...

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NC’s OBC cell holds protest in support of Article 35A


Jammu, Aug 19: The National Conference’s Other Backward Class (OBC) cell today took out a march here in support of Article 35A, describing it as a constitutional guarantee to the distinct identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Carrying placards, the protesters raised slogans, emphasising the need for its preservation. Addressing the protesters, Abdul Gani Teli, co-chairman of the OBC ...

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