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Kashmir shuts on August 15

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Srinagar, Aug 15: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on Wednesday following a strike call given by Joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik against August 15 celebrations in Kashmir. All businesses and shops were closed and traffic remained off the roads, however, schools, colleges, and government institutions are closed ...

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Panchayat, urban local body polls in September: Governor NN Vohra

Srinagar, Aug 15: Governor N N Vohra said on Wednesday that the urban local body and panchayat polls in the state, which have not been organised for several years, will be held from September this year. Governor N N Vohra during in his independence speech said that elections to urban local bodies and panchayats have been pending for long. The prolonged ...

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Kashmir issue can be resolved only through dialogue: Governor in August 15 speech

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Srinagar, Aug 15: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday during his independence speech at Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar said that only dialogue and discussion can solve Kashmir problems as argumentative approaches will never lead to any resolution. Vohra in his address said that like other states Jammu and Kashmir has also been striving to achieve its developmental ...

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Non-local vendor caught after allegedly abducting 3-year-old in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 14: A non-local vendor was detained by police after locals allegedly caught him while trying to abduct a minor girl in Drugmulla area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. Reports said that the vendor, selling bed sheets, and other clothes entered the house of Mohd Shafi Lone at Marble Colony of Drugmulla. On seeing his 3-year-old daughter Arifa ...

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Governor asks Chief Secretary to consider early release of SSA teachers salaries

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Governor NN Vohra chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the school department in which he asked the chief secretary to consider early release of salaries of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers. Governor asks CS to consider early release of SSA teachers’ salaries. “At a meeting held at the State Secretariat Governor N N Vohra called for ...

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Tangdhar: Army

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based ...

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India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Tanghdar

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Army on Tuesday said that there was an intermittent exchange of fire between the armies of both India and Pakistan along the line of control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along ...

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Govt orders transfers, postings in civil administration

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered transfers and postings in the administration. In the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect. According to a Government Order No. 1268-GAD of 2018 issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad Rather, chief executive officer, Integrated Watershed Management Program is transferred and ...

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Security beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of August 15

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Srinagar, Aug 13: Ahead of August 15 occasion on Wednesday, security arrangements have been beefed in the Kashmir valley and summer capital Srinagar. Stringent security measures have been put in place. The police is alert, director general of police (DGP) S P Vaid told reporters here. The police and other forces will ensure that the people celebrate I-Day without any fear, ...

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