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Former CM Mehbooba Mufti meets Governor

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, President PDP and former Chief Minister met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor discussed with Ms. Mufti issues relating to the forthcoming elections to Municipalities and Panchayats and stressed that large scale participation in both these polls would go a long way in strengthening gross – root level democracy ...

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Clashes erupt in Tral township of south Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Intense clashes erupted between protesters and the government forces in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. Reports said that a group of youth pelted the forces with stones near court road soon after the culmination of Urs of Shah-e-Hamdan (RA). The forces responded by lobbing tear gas shells to disperse the youth. The clashes were ...

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First batch of Hajj pilgrims to arrive on Aug 28

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Saturday convened a meeting to review the arrangements being made for pilgrims of the state who are scheduled to return from Saudi Arabia beginning August 28 after performing the annual pilgrimage. The meeting was informed that five flights carrying Haj pilgrims from Jeddah will reach Srinagar Airport on August 28. From ...

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Two injured after armies of India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in north Kashmir’s Kupwara

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Two civilians were injured after the armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) last night in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An official said that two civilians sustained minor injuries after the two armies exchanged fire along the LoC late last night. The injured, identified as Jahangir Ahmad and Zameer ...

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Dialogue only way to bring peace in Kashmir: Former RAW Chief

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Former Chief of RAW and Special Director IB, A S Dulat on Friday said that “dialogue is only way to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.” According to a report published by Times of India, peace can be achieved only through talks, A S Dulat said. The report quotes him saying “Kashmir is a political problem and it ...

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Policeman hit by stone during clashes in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

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Srinagar, Aug 18: A policeman was injured during clashes in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning. A police official said that a policeman was hit by a stone in his head during clashes in Bona Murran area of the district. He said clashes erupted after youth pelted a police party with stones in the village. In retaliation, he said, police ...

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Dearth of doctors hits patient care at SDH Tral

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Srinagar, Aug 18: In violation to the Indian Public Health Standard norms, the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) and the BUMS doctors are handling the outpatient department (OPD) at sub-district hospital Tral. According to sources, two RBSK/BUMS doctors are handling the OPD of the hospital, where over 400 patients visit on an average every day. Sources said while the BUMS doctors ...

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Yasin Malik leads JRL protest in Srinagar, warns against tinkering with Article 35-A

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Srinagar, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Friday led a protest in Srinagar against the petitions challenging validity of Article 35-A. Soon after the culmination of Friday prayers, scores of activists of affiliated with the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) led by Malik held a protest at Madina Chowk Maisuma in the commercial hub Lal Chowk. ...

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Article 35A: JRL calls for complete shutdown on August 26, 27

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Srinagar, Aug 17: Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday called for a complete shutdown on August 26 and 27 against tinkering with the state subject laws. JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik have urged people to observe strike against the move to scrap laws that bar any non-state subject holder from buying property in the state ...

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Hajin Gunfight: Internet services suspended

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Srinagar, Aug 17: The government on Friday suspended Internet services in Bandipora district following the gunfight between the government forces and militants at Mir Mohalla in Hajin town area in north Kashmir early today. Local sources said that internet services were snapped soon after the encounter broke out in the area. The gunfight started after a joint team of army’s 13 ...

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