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Govt bans posting of teachers in Zonal Education Offices

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Srinagar, Aug 19: Director School Education Kashmir Dr G.N. Itoo has said in a meeting with Joint Directors and Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of Kashmir Division that no teacher will be allowed to work in Zonal Education Offices. Govt bans posting of teachers in Zonal Education Offices The meeting was organised to review the implementation of the directions of the state ...

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KAS officers can be transferred to any post: High Court

Srinagar, Aug 19: The High Court, in a landmark judgment, said that the KAS officers can be transferred to any post borne on the cadre to another cadre of the service, as it constitute backbone of bureaucracy of the State. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while dismissing the writ petition of one Shafkat Ali and other associate (Jr KAS) challenging their transfers, said ...

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Article 35A: Dal lake witnessed floating protest

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Srinagar, Aug 19: The Kashmir Shikhara owners and workers association on Sunday held a floating protest demonstration against the attempts to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar. Carrying banners and chanting slogans, Shikhara owners and workers assembled near Nehru Park in Dal lake to register their protest against attempts to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The ...

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Kashmir starts responding to Kerala floods

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Srinagar,Aug 19: Gripped in the fear of the tinkering with the Article 35(A) of the Constitution of India, gradually Kashmir has started responding to the Kerala floods. In state’s 11 districts, the floods have wrecked havoc and killed more than 357 people, so far. The response started with the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah using Twitter to take attention of the ...

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Two drug peddlers held with poppy husk in Jammu

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Jammu, Aug 19: Two alleged drug peddlers from Punjab were today arrested here after over 10 kg of poppy husk was sezed from them, police said. Dhampal and Ajay Kumar, both residents of the Bassi-Hoshiyarpur area in Punjab, were stopped by a police party busy in routine checking at Manda in the city, a police official said. He said the search ...

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Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

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Mecca, Aug 19: More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. From first light today, throngs of the faithful have circled the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, one of the holiest sites in Islam. The Kaaba represents the metaphorical house of God and the oneness of God. Observant Muslims around the world face toward the Kaaba ...

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10 youth arrested in Sopore during night raids

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Srinagar, Aug 19: Police on Saturday night arrested at least ten youth during nocturnal raids in Tujjar village of Sopore town, in Baramulla district. According to an official, police during the night raids arrested ten youth who were allegedly involved in stone pelting cases. SSP Sopore, Javid Iqbal told Kashmir life that at least 10 youth were arrested during nocturnal raids ...

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SSA teachers to get salaries of two months as govt releases funds

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Srinagar, Aug 19: The central government has released funds to pay salaries of two months of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. A high level committee was constituted by chief secretary to devise a comprehensive strategy to review the issues of all school teachers in the school education department including those funded under the centrally Sponsored Scheme SSA. ...

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Three militants killed on LoC in Tangdhar in north Kashmir: Police

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Srinagar, Aug 19: Three militants were killed on Saturday after government forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. A police official said that a gunfight broke out after the army challenged a group of militants at the LoC. He said the militants opened fire on the army, ...

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