State News

PDP welcomes Dr Farooq’s statement, BJP condemns

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Srinagar, July 21: Peoples Democratic Party on Friday welcomed the statement of Dr Farooq Abdullah about mediation of a third country and talks with Pakistan for the resolution of Kashmir issue. “If India is ready to talk to China and does not want to get into war, then they can talk to Pakistan also,” he said. “Happy if he (Farooq Abdullah) ...

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No talks with separatists: Dy CM

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Jammu, July 21: The government has rejected any likelihood of talks with separatists or other fundamental groups in the Valley unless the level of terrorism and violence comes down substantially.“Already some attempts were made to reach out to separatists and other fundamental groups but they shut their doors to the delegations from the Centre. Besides, there is a clear message from ...

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J&K Hindus must get minority status: RSS

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Jammu, July 21: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Thursday said Hindus living in Jammu and Kashmir should be given a minority status. Addressing a news conference here, RSS’ Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh, Manmohan Vaidya, said: “Yes, the issue (minority status) must be thought over, it is necessary.” He was responding to a related query. Referring to the issue of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis ...

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PDP-BJP subjecting people to worst atrocities: Omar

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Srinagar, July 21: National Conference’s working president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the “unholy” PDP-BJP alliance has “undone all good work” carried out in J&K after 2010. He also accused the state government of subjecting people to “worst atrocities” during the past three years. Addressing an “extraordinary” meeting of party leaders from central zone, Omar said the previous National Conference-Congress government ...

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Ten more Hizbul Mujahideen militants join Zakir Musa group

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Srinagar, July 21: Ten more militants have broken their allegiance towards hizbul Mujahideen and have joined hands with the Zakir Musa . For now they have not adopted any name hence being referred as Zakir Musas group . This information came after two militants and been killed in an on going encounter . The encounter which started at 8 am is ...

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Kashmir shuts on resistance leaders’ call; Restrictions in Srinagar parts

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Srinagar, July 21: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir valley on the call of joint resistance leadership. The call for shutdown has been given against the alleged Human Rights (HR) violations at the hands forces. The leaders in a statement on Wednesday called for march to the United Nations Military Observer’s Office in Srinagar in protest against the “rights ...

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Mehbooba congratulates President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

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She said the election of Kovind reflects the empowerment of underprivileged, backward, minorities and other weaker sections of the society Srinagar, July 20: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has congratulated President elect, Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the 14th President of India. In her congratulatory message to Kovind, the Chief Minister said his victory marks an important milestone in the ...

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Desecration of ‘Hilali Parcham’ not acceptable, Geelani

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Srinagar, July 20: Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that some “unseen and mysterious forces are desperate to create chaos in Kashmir”. “These forces are maligning ongoing freedom movement, they have started a feverish campaign against pro-freedom leadership and ideology of Pakistan”, said Geelani in a statement. “Our movement is an indigenous in nature and has nothing to ...

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Over 4000 migrants in 6 Relief Camps in Rajouri

Rajouri, July 20: District Administration, Rajouri established a new relief camp in wake of fresh migration triggered by repeated shelling in forward areas. The number of migrants in relief camps has crossed 4000. Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary reviewed the amenities being provided in relief camps and arrangements for education of migrant students. A total number of 961 families comprised ...

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