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CM Mehbooba approves Rs 3 lakh sponsorship for lady mountaineer


Srinagar, July 27: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while appreciating the efforts of Sumiya Kouser, a well-known name in the mountaineering circles has approved special sponsorship of Rs 3 Lakhs in her favour. The financial help came at the right time as Sumiya is participating in the International Mountaineering Expedition in Russia and Tanzania being organised by International Mountaineering Organization which has ...

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Doda police recovered missing girl within 24 Hours


Doda, July 27: One Roshan Lal R/o Nashla Bajarni Teh and District Doda on 26th of July 2017 submitted a written report at PS Doda mentioning there in that his girl namely Nisha Devi age 18 years is missing. On the receipt of report Doda Police swung into action and activated all the sources as well as enquired from relatives of ...

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Geelani’s elder son Naeem summoned by NIA


Srinagar, July 27: National Investigating Agency (NIA) has summoned octogenarian Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani’s son Naeem Geelani in connection with ‘funding case’, reports quoting NIA sources said. Naeem is a medical doctor by profession. They said that besides, Hurriyat leaders’ associates, stone pelters and middlemen have also been summoned along with 25-30 more people. The reports said that NIA is ...

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Degree College to be established at Drass


Srinagar, July 27: The Minister for Education, Altaf Bukhari on Thursday chaired a meeting to discuss the modalities regarding establishment of Government Degree College at Drass in district Kargil. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary, Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Commissioner Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring; Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, DC Kargil, senior officials from ...

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DDC inspects office of SDM and Tehsildar in Thannamandi


Rajouri, July 27: The District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today inspected the offices of Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Tehsildar Thanamandi to review the requirement of office accommodation of various offices. The DDC accompanied by SDM Afzal Mirza, Tehsildar Shahid Iqbal, BMO Dr Iqbal Malik’ Executive officer Municipal Committee Thanna mandi Mr kabir Malik ,and Thanamandi based tehsil officers visited ...

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Shutdown in Kulgam areas against thrashing of militant’s family members


Srinagar, July 27: A complete shutdown is being observed in Qaimoh and Khudwani areas of Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmr today against alleged thrashing of family members of Hizb militant Tawseef Ahmad Sheikh during a night nocturnal raid. The family members alleged that government forces resorted to shelling in Rampora village of Qaimoh before barging inside their house around 3am. ...

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Zakir Musa announced as head of new ‘al-Qaida-linked cell Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind’


Srinagar, July 27: Former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa has been named as the head of a newly created al-Qaida cell, Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind, a media report said today. The appointment of Zakir Musa as head of the new group represents the first time militants linked to al-Qaida have operated openly in Kashmir where an anti-India insurgency is going on since past 28 ...

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NC holds anti-government rally in Srinagar


Srinagar, July 27: The opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday held a massive protest demonstration against price hike, civilian killings and day-to-day restrictions in down town areas of Srinagar. Raising anti-government slogans hundreds of NC workers, led by senior party leader Ali Muhammad Sagar, were holding placards and banners. The march started from party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subh complex and was headed ...

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Cabinet Gave Ex-post Facto Approval For Amendment To The Constitution To Allow Implementation Of GST In Jammu And Kashmir


New Delhi, July 27: The Cabinet today gave ex-post facto approval for amendment to the Constitution to allow implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to J&K) Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to J&K) Amendment Order, 2017,” ...

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Govt for compulsory registration of marriages


Srinagar, July 27: In a bid to prevent harassment of women, the government has decided to make registration of marriages compulsory, the Lok Sabha was informed today. At the same time, the government said as of now, there was no proposal to link Aadhaar for the purpose. “In order to provide evidentiary value to matrimonial and maintenance cases and prevent unnecessary ...

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