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Suspected militants kidnap policeman in Shopian

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Srinagar, July 5: Suspected militants on Thursday late evening kidnapped a police constable in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Policeman An official said that constable identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Hamid Dar, a resident of Vehil village of Shopain district was kidnapped by suspected militants half an hour before when he was on way to a local medical shop. ...

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Peace can be brought to JK through honest,efficient administration: Rajnath

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Srinagar, July 5: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that peace and stability could be brought to the state through an honest, effective and efficient administration. Taking to social networking site Twitter Rajnath Singh in a series of tweets wrote: “Reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and discussed the way forward at a meeting with the Governor and ...

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‘Lack of accountability leads to open aggression from forces’: JKDFP

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Srinagar, July 5: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has strongly criticised the “aggression” of government forces against the common people of Kashmir and condemned the use of indiscriminate force on people in nook and corner of the disputed region. Secretary-General of Freedom Party Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said in a statement that it is because of the unbridled powers given ...

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Governor’s rule has brought solace to people: G H Mir

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Srinagar, July 5: Democratic Party Nationalist held Public Meeting at Kunzer town Hall today. The meeting was attended by thousands of people. The meeting was addressed by G H Hassan Mir, President, Democratic Party Nationalist. In his speech Mir said time is ripe to save our youth from violence and give them a hope and way forward for a dignified future. ...

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Rajnath Singh chairs security meet in Srinagar

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Srinagar, July 5: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh could not visit the Amarnath Cave Shrine due to inclement weather on Thursday. The Home Minister took a review of various developmental projects, security and law and order in Jammu and Kashmir before concluding his two-day visit, official sources said. He had met Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan after ...

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Little girls write to PM, seeks fathers release

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Suzanne Shah & Sundas Shah Sir, Jailed separatist Shahid-ul Islam’s two school-going daughters have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for humane treatment of political prisoners, reminding him that their father’s pro-dialogue stance had led to two attacks on him by gunmen. Shahid UL Islam with his daughters. It was after eleven long months of a life like that of ...

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Bad weather in Kashmir halts Amarnath Yatra

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Srinagar, July 5: The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended on Thursday due to the inclement weather in Kashmir valley. Authorities from Jammu did not allow any Yatri to move towards the Kashmir from Jammu Yatri Camp. An official said that no pilgrim has departed the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas towards Kashmir for the annual yatra. So far, 60,752 pilgrims have performed ...

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Inclement weather disrupts Rajnath Singh’s visit to Amarnath cave

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Srinagar, July 5: Home Minister Rajnath Singh could not visit the Amarnath Cave Shrine due to inclement weather on Thursday, IANS a newsgatherer reported. The Home Minister will take a review of various developmental projects, security and law and order in Jammu and Kashmir before concluding his two-day visit, a report said. He had met Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday at ...

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Family of slain Sikh woman protests in Srinagar, seek justice

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Srinagar, July 4: The family of a Sikh lady who according to the family was killed by her in-laws in Mehjoor Nagar area of Srinagar, staged a protest demonstration at press colony Srinagar on Wednesday demanding punishment for the culprits. The family and relatives of Prabjoot during a protest at press colony Srinagar. The family and relatives of the slain Sikh ...

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New born dies, protests in Lal Ded hospital

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Srinagar, July 4: Attendants at the State-run Lal Ded hospital in Srinagar on Wednesday staged a protest against the death of a baby and ongoing strike by the resident doctors. Raising slogans against the administration, scores of attendants assembled at the front gate of the Administrative block hospital demanding the restoration of services in the hospital. The protesting attendants alleged due ...

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