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Good Governance: J&K At Rank 21 Among 30 Indian States


Srinagar, July 22: With “good governance” as the focus of attention in the remotely ruled Jammu and Kashmir, it is important to offer the latest benchmark: the turmoil hit state holds an overall rank of 21 in the state wise comparison of 2018, which is an improvement by three points from the last year, the 2017. It was at No 24 ...

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2 boys drown while taking bath in Sarband-Harwan lake


Srinagar, July 22: Two boys drowned on Sunday while taking a bath in Sarband Harwan lake in Srinagar district. An official said that the duo boys were taking a bath in Sarband Harwan lake and later drowned, However, police have reached to the spot to rescue them but there were no immediate details of the drowned duo. “A team has been ...

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Thousands participate in last rites of slain militants in Kulgam; associates offer gun- salute


Anantnag, July 22: Thousands of people on Sunday participated in the last rites of two slain militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Reports said that thousands of people assembled in Redwani and Katrasoo villages of the district to take part in the last rites of Suhail Ahmad and Mudassar Bhat. They said that three militants turned up at the funeral of ...

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Militants killed in Kulgam gunfight were involved in abduction and killing of constable: Police

Srinagar, July 22: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said the three militants killed in a gunfight with the forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district were involved in the abduction and killing of police constable Mohd Saleem yesterday. “In a significant breakthrough, concerted efforts of the security forces resulted in the elimination of the prime accused involved in the yesterday’s abduction ...

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Reverse countdown of Modi government has begun: Sonia


New Delhi, July 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rhetoric shows his “desperation” reflecting that the “reverse countdown” of the Modi government has begun, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. Attending a meeting of the new Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, she also cautioned about the reign of despair and fear heaped upon the ...

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Yatra 2018: 1,561 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir


Jammu, July 22: A batch of 1,561 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “The Pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 62 vehicles. Of these, 1,179 Pilgrims are going to Pahalgam base camp while 382 are going to Baltal,” he said. The 60-day long annual Amarnath ...

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‘Brief exchange of gunfire in Lolab forests’


Srinagar, July 22: A firing incident was reported amid a cordon-and-search operation in Shumriyal forest area of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday. Reports said that some gunshots were heard in the forest area when the army’s 28 RR search party was moving through the area today on wee hours. SSP Kupwara, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar said that the search ...

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My pro-Kashmir agenda troubled BJP at national level: Mehbooba


Srinagar, July 22: Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said her she was not surprised by the BJP’s decision to pull out as she already knew that her pro-Kashmir agenda was troubling BJP at the national level. “BJP leaders had started saying that I am soft on terrorism and other issues,” she said in an interview ...

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Reciprocate Pak offer on demilitarization of J&K: Geelani to New Delhi


Srinagar, July 22: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday welcomed Pakistan’s statement that demilitarization of Jammu Kashmir would lead to resolution of the Kashmir issue. He asked New Delhi to reciprocate so that Kashmir issue could be resolved. “Pakistan’s statement is aimed at bringing lasting peace in South Asia and we hope that Pakistan’s demilitarization offer, optimism, ...

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High Court tells govt to minimise unnecessary litigation against state


Srinagar, July 22: Observing that the government employees are “unnecessarily” compelled to approach it, the High Court on Saturday asked the authorities to settle issues related to fixation of their seniority, promotion, transfer, postings and release of post-retiral benefits. “It is impressed upon all the departmental authorities, through the Chief Secretary of the state to ensure the claims of its employees ...

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