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Restive Kargil seeks equal opportunities in Ladakh division, protests

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Srinagar: Days after the government announced Ladakh a separate division from Jammu and Kashmir, the Kargil residents staged a protest demonstration again the decision and sought the decision to be reviewed immediately. Two days after the decision, the Kargil residents in thousands marched towards the district commissioner’s office in Kargil town and handed over a memorandum seeking divisional offices in both ...

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Hundreds stranded as Jammu-Srinagar Highway remains blocked for 6th day

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Srinagar: The Indian Air Force (IAF) was ferrying stranded tourists, locals and students between Jammu and Srinagar as the strategic Jammu-Srinagar Highway remained blocked due to massive landslides and snow for the sixth consecutive day on Monday. The private airlines were also operating additional flights to carry the stranded passengers. The IAF made a couple of sorties to fly the students ...

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Maqbool Bhat will always remain a symbol of freedom: Yasin Malik

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Srinagar: The chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to slain Mohammad Maqbool Bhat said that “father of Kashmiri Nation” Muhammad Maqbool Bhat was an ideologue, a statesman, a warrior, a political leader and a diplomat who led nation of Kashmir on all fronts and sacrificed his life for the sacred cause. The spokesman said ...

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Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP’s ‘Hindutva’ politics, says Muslims being killed in name of cow protection

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The PDP chief alleged that Muslims are still being killed in the name of cow protection. JAMMU: Continuing her tirade against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre, PDP chief and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir had slammed the ruling party for its ‘Hindutva’ politics. Attacking the Centre, Mehbooba said that the BJP government is only interested ...

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Security forces foil terror attack on Army camp in J&K’s Uri, search ops underway

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The security personnel opened fire after noting some suspicious activity around the Army Artillery unit at Rajarwani in Uri.  JAMMU: The security forces on Monday foiled a major terror attack on Army Artillery Unit at Rajarwani in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri border town. According to reports, the security personnel deployed at the Army Artillery Unit noted some suspicious activity around the camp late in ...

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Cross-border shelling erupts in Poonch

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Srinagar: India and Pakistan armies on Monday exchanged gunfire along the line of control in Poonch district. Official sources said that the Pakistani army opened fire upon Indian Army’s posts. The soldiers manning the fence retaliated resulted in cross-border shelling. “Small arms firing started on LoC in Qasba and Kirni areas and both sides,” they said. Sources told news agency GNS  that in ...

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SO FAR NO TRACE OF MILITANTS IN URI ARMY CAMP: POLICE

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Srinagar | A guard at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri opened fire following suspicious movement nearby, police said on Monday, confirming that there has been no counter-firing by militants and refuting media reports of a terror atatck. A sentry at the Rajarwani camp in the border town fired in speculation. There was no counter firing by any militant, ...

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Met dept predicts another spell of rain, snowfall in J&K

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Jammu: In Jammu & Kashmir, met department has predicted another spell of rain in plains and snowfall over higher reaches between Wednesday to Friday. On the other hand the cold conditions continued in the region due to prevailing dry weather. Talking to AIR, met department Director Sonam Lotus informed that the coming spell will be of lower intensity. He said ...

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