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Cabinet orders reshuffle in administration


Srinagar, Mar 20: The Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday ordered transfers and postings in state administration with immediate effect. Sheetal Nanda, IAS(JK:2006), Deputy Commissioner, Samba, is transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. The officer will look after the charge of Secretary to the ...

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Justice eludes families of Chattisinghpora massacre, Pathribal killings: Mirwaiz


Srinagar, Mar 20: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that even after passing of eighteen years into the Chattisinghpora massacre the accused continued to be at large and justice remains elusive for the victim families. “Despite passing of 18 years into the tragedy of Chattisnghpora massacre the accused in the tragedy continue to be at large while as ...

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Encounter breaks out in Kupwara’s Halmatpora

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A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants at Check Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. An official said that a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Check Fatehkhan adjacent to forest area of Halmatpora today at around 3:00 pm. As the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the militants ...

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Tendulkar urges Gadkari to act against fake helmet makers


New Delhi, Mar 20: Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has sought action against manufacturers of low-quality helmets, continuing his campaign for safe two-wheeler riding. In a letter to transport minister Nitin Gadkari, Tendulkar said given the high rate of accidents involving two-wheeler drivers, it is important that safety equipment for them is of highest quality. “I am writing ...

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Won’t cede even an inch of land, ready for bloody battle: Xi


Beijing, Mar 20: President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China won’t cede even an inch of its land and was prepared to fight the bloody battle against its enemies. “Not a single inch of our land will be or can be ceded from China,” Xi said on the concluding day of the annual session of the National’s People’s Congress – China’s ...

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Protest in Sopore against shifting of Joint Dir Education Office


Srinagar, Mar 20: Coordination Committee Sopore Tuesday morning held a peaceful protest demonstration against the government for shifting the Joint Director Education Office from Sopore to Baramulla. Hundreds of members from Traders Federation Sopore, Bar Association Sopore, Civil society Sopore, Ulema from various mosques, fruit growers and dealers association, teachers forum and industrial estate Sopore under the banner of Coordination Committee ...

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Protests in Islamabad’s Kokernag after CRPF vehicle hits vehicle carrying students


Srinagar, Mar 20: Protests erupted near Hangalgund, Kokernag village of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Tuesday after a CRPF vehicle hit a private vehicle ferrying school children. Scores of locals assembled at main road Hangalgund Kokernag and staged protests against government forces. The protesters demanded stern action against the erring driver of the vehicle. According to locals, a speedy central Reserve ...

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‘Either unfurl tricolour in Lahore or leave Kashmir,’Javed Rana challenges PM Modi


Srinagar, Mar 20: Senior National Conference MLA Javed Rana on Sunday courted controversy by challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unfurl a tricolour in Lahore. Addressing the public at the funeral of five members of a family killed in shelling by Pakistan, NC MLA from Mendhar in Poonch district, Rana said, “People living on the border are getting crushed between the ...

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