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CSD J&K seeks equal working days for all govt. employees


Jammu. Nov 13: Justifying demand of Udyog Bhawan Employees Association to limit working days to five, Civil Society for Development of J&K State (CSD J&K) president Puneet Singh Jamwal today said that all offices including civil secretariat should function simultaneously and there should be no difference in their working hours or holidays. The CSD J&K Chief said “now that working hours ...

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Family damage hospital property as child dies in Jammu Hospital


Jammu, Nov 13:  In a fit of anger expressed against doctors, a family on Tuesday damaged the window panes of a hospital after their child admitted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) ward of Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital died, police here said. Police said that a newly born was admitted to NICU ward of the hospital four days ...

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Roads to dozens of far-flung, remote areas near LoC closed due to fresh snowfall


Srinagar, Nov 13: Dozens of far-flung and remote villages near the Line of Control (LoC), including border town of Keran and Machil, were on Tuesday cut off from their respective district headquarters due to slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall in north Kashmir. However, roads leading to border towns of Karnah, Tangdhar in Kupwara and Gurez in Bandipora were through ...

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Woman from PaK elected Sarpanch in North Kashmir


Jehangir Lolabi Srinagar, Nov 13:  A woman from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) has been elected unopposed as Sarpanch and Panch in Khumriyal area of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district. Arifa Begum (35) had come to this part of Kashmir along with her husband Ghulam Mohammad Mir via Nepal in 2010.  Arifa, originally a resident of Palandari village in Muzaffarabad had submitted ...

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No proposal for transfer of Basant Rath on cards


Srinagar, November 13 :The government has not moved any proposal for transfer of IGP Traffic Basant Rath as was speculated on social media from Monday evening. Putting rest to all speculations about the rumors spread with regard to transfer of IGP Traffic Basant Rath, a top government official on conditions of anonymity said “I am not privy to any such ...

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Kashmiri youth resorts to violence due to rumours in colonies, mosques: Army chief


New Delhi: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday issued a stern warning for those who are “misleading” the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to mediapersons, the Army chief said that at some places, “Maulvis might be giving false information to youth at mosque and madrassas”. General Rawat said that rumours were being spread from some mosques ot colonies ...

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Border roads closed after fresh snowfall, rains in Kupwara areas


Srinagar: Several roads leading to border areas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara districts were closed  on Tuesday following fresh snowfall in higher reaches and rains in plains. Reports said that the higher reaches of Kupwara are witnessing snowfall from early morning due to which the border roads have been closed. The road connecting Machil and Keran with the district headquarters have been ...

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Panchayat ghar set ablaze in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag


Srinagar: A Panchayat ghar was late Sunday night set ablaze by unidentified people in Brakpora area of southern Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The panchayat ghar was “damaged fully” by the time the fire tenders reached the spot and tried to douse the flames, reports said. Panchayat ghar’s have been targeted over a dozen times,  mostly in south Kashmir,  since panchayat polls were ...

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