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Modi is servant of politics, not people: Congress


New Delhi, May 20: The Congress on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, following a tragedy earlier this week in which 18 persons were killed and termed him a “servant of politics”, not of people. Talking to reporters here, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill also called upon Modi to initiate a probe into the allegations ...

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Banihal-Qazigund road tunnel likely to open next year: NHAI official

Banihal, May 20: Excavation work inside the 8.5-km-long Banihal-Qazigund tunnel along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was completed today with its twin tubes likely to be made operational by next year, a senior NHAI official said. “The double tube excavation work inside the Banihal-Qazigund four-lane tunnel was completed after seven years The breakthrough was made today,” NHAI Project Director Ghulam Qadir told ...

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Protest against unavailability of ambulance driver at Ganderbal hospital

Srinagar, May 20: Protestors blocked road in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district following unavailability of ambulance driver at the local hospital on Sunday. Reports said people blocked Manigam highway in the district, after they found out that an ambulance driver was not on duty at a local hospital at Lar village of the district following a referral of an accident case to ...

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Kashmiri woman assault case: DMC seeks report from police, RWA


New Delhi, May 20: The Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) has issued notices to the police and a resident welfare association (RWA) here, seeking reports about the alleged assault on a Kashmiri woman and her relatives earlier this month. The commission’s chairman, Zafarul Islam Khan, said notices have been issued in the recent incident in southeast Delhi’s Siddhartha Extension to the police ...

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India, Pak armies hold meet after flare up along Jammu border


Srinagar, May 20: A meeting was held between Indian and Pakistani armies on Sunday after the latest flare up along the International Border(IB) in Jammu region. Reports said a phone-in-meeting was held between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers to end the latest border flare up after the two sides suffered men and machinery loss in firing and shelling.

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Four Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes


Kabul, May 20: At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday. “The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy and Shinkay districts and two insurgents’ motorcycles were also destroyed,” Xinhua quoted Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan as saying. Afghan forces and ...

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Life returns to normal after day-long strike, restrictions in Kashmir


Srinagar, May 20: Life returned to normal on Sunday in the valley after remaining crippled on Saturday due to a day-long strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), ahead of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Kashmir visit. All the shops and business establishments reopened and traffic is plying on all routes normally in this summer capital. Ahead of the PM Modi’s ...

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Minor boy injured in Sopore clashes

A minor boy received serious skull injuries when government forces allegedly fired tear smoke shells and rubber bullets on a group of stone-throwing in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on Saturday evening. Eyewitness told Rising Kashmir that CRPF men deployed in Arampora area of Sopore fired tear smoke shells and rubber bullets to disperse a group of stone pelting youth on ...

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Dr Farooq Abdullah welcomes Modi’s announcements in Srinagar


Says more electricity would boost development Srinagar, May 19: National Conference President and former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of boosting developmental activities in Jammu and Kashmir and using the electricity of Kishenganga for the developmental purposes in the state. Dr Farooq said that inaugurating projects by Prime Minister is a good step ...

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PM attends 6th convocation of SKUAST-J Mehbooba for bridging gap between lab and field to attain optimum results


JAMMU, MAY 19: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has stressed the need for bridging the gap between lab and the field to attain optimum results in agriculture. Addressing the 6th convocation of Sher i Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (SKUAST-J), Jammu here today, the Chief Minister said though agricultural farming in Jammu & Kashmir is comparatively at a satisfying ...

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