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Police foil SSA teachers protest march in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Aug 9: Police on Thursday foiled a protest march of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers, who were demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission, in Srinagar. Scores of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers assembled at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park in the summer capital of the state and started a protest march towards Lal Chowk. The employees were demanding implementation of the ...

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Rafiabad Encounter: Fifth militant killed

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Srinagar, Aug 9: Another militant was killed during an ongoing encounter between the militants and government forces in north Kashmir, taking the toll to five. Taking to his Twitter handle DGP S P Vaid wrote: “5th Terrorists fired in the morning & was neutralised soon after, (sic)” Earlier, the army claimed to have killed four militants in an ongoing gunfight in ...

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Forces lay siege to Kupwara village

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Srinagar, Aug 9: Government forces on Thursday launched a cordon and search operation in Thayen Kalaroos area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that after receiving the inputs about the presence of the militants government forces in a joint team cordoned off the Thayen Kalaroos area of Lolab, in Kupwara.

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Yatra 2018: 346 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir

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Jammu, Aug 9: A small batch of 346 pilgrims on Thursday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 13 vehicles. “This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” he said. The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started ...

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Five militants trapped in Rafiabad Gunfight: DGP Vaid

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Srinagar, Aug 8: Jammu Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid said five militants are believed to be trapped in an ongoing Rafiabad gunfight in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Earlier, a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in which a para-commando suffered bullet injuries. “Encounter going on in Dooniwari forest area of Police Station Dangiwacha Sopore, report of ...

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India-Pakistan would have remained one country had Jinnah been made PM instead of Nehru: Dalai Lama

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Srinagar, Aug 8: Buddhist leader Dalai Lama has claimed that India and Pakistan would have been one country had Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah been made prime minister instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru. The exiled Tibetan Buddhist religious leader made the remarks during a question and answer session at a student interaction at Goa Institute of Management. “Mahatma Gandhi wanted to ...

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SC seeks JK govt’s reply on plea alleging custodial torture of Kathua case witness Talib Hussain

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New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea by Talib Hussain, a key witness in the sensational Kathua gang rape-and-murder case, alleging custodial torture by the state police in an alleged fake rape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of senior advocate Indira Jaising ...

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Principal DIET Kud suspended, show cause notice served to staff

Srinagar, Aug 8: District administration Udhampur suspended Principal of Kud District Institute of Education and Trainings and served show cause notice to other staff after an inspection team found it locked during office hours. “All the employees including Principal DIET, Davinder Handoo, HODs, and Lecturers were absent from duty without any prior permission or leave,” said an official handout. Taking a ...

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