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Bodies of five militants killed in Rafiabad laid to rest


Srinagar, Aug 10: Five unidentified militants believed to be from Pakistan who were killed in the 24-hour-long gunfight with government forces at Rafiabad forests were buried in Hamam area of the northern district of Baramulla on Thursday evening. Official sources said that the bodies of the slain militants were buried with the help of local Auqaf committee at a graveyard in ...

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Yasin Khan takes dig at Omar Abdullah, Er Rashid on Article 35A remarks


Srinagar, Aug 9: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairman Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan has sharply reacted to statement of former chief minister Omar Abdullah that “those out to defend Section Article 35-A were tacitly accepting that future of the state lies within the Constitution of India.” Terming Omar’s statement as “ridiculous and sign of insecurity”, Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders ...

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NDA candidate Harivansh elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman


New Delhi, Aug 9: Janata Dal United (JD-U) Member Harivansh Narayan Singh was on Thursday elected the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Harivansh was fielded by the BJP-led ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). He defeated opposition candidate B.K. Hariprasad of the Congress by 20 votes. Harivansh got 125 votes while Hariprasad got 105 votes. Following his election, he was conducted to ...

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Municipal polls to be conducted through EVMs

An Indian polling official marks the finger of a man with indelible ink before he proceeds to cast his vote at a polling station in a village along the India-Pakistan border about 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Amritsar, India, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. More than 20 million people in two northern states go to the polls in key elections expected to reflect the popularity of India's ruling Congress party. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Srinagar, Aug 9: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor NN Vohra approved “The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2018″ facilitating conduct of forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporations in the State through EVMs. A provision made in this regard in 2016 had lapsed. Currently, elections to municipal corporations are conducted ...

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Flash flood damages residential houses, vehicles in Ladakh


Srinagar, Aug 9: Several residential houses, vehicles, and roads were damaged after a flash flood hit Saboo village in Leh district, of Ladakh, on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. Flash-flood in Saboo village of Leh, Ladakh An official said that flash flood occurred in village Saboo- 7 km from Leh, during the night, at the same spot where it ...

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Police foil SSA teachers protest march in Srinagar


Srinagar, Aug 9: Police on Thursday foiled a protest march of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers, who were demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission, in Srinagar. Scores of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers assembled at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park in the summer capital of the state and started a protest march towards Lal Chowk. The employees were demanding implementation of the ...

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Rafiabad Encounter: Fifth militant killed


Srinagar, Aug 9: Another militant was killed during an ongoing encounter between the militants and government forces in north Kashmir, taking the toll to five. Taking to his Twitter handle DGP S P Vaid wrote: “5th Terrorists fired in the morning & was neutralised soon after, (sic)” Earlier, the army claimed to have killed four militants in an ongoing gunfight in ...

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Forces lay siege to Kupwara village


Srinagar, Aug 9: Government forces on Thursday launched a cordon and search operation in Thayen Kalaroos area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that after receiving the inputs about the presence of the militants government forces in a joint team cordoned off the Thayen Kalaroos area of Lolab, in Kupwara.

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Yatra 2018: 346 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir


Jammu, Aug 9: A small batch of 346 pilgrims on Thursday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 13 vehicles. “This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps,” he said. The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started ...

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