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Himachal to receive widespread snowfall, rain from Wednesday


New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh will receive widespread snowfall and rain starting Wednesday till Friday at least, the weather office here warned on Monday. Residents and tourists have been advised not to venture out on the high hills as chances of snapping of road links were high. Shimla, Narkanda, Chail, Kufri, Kalpa, Dalhousie and Manali are likely to receive moderate spells ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Father of Aurangzeb, the soldier who was killed by militants, joins BJP


Jammu: The farmer of soldier Aurangzeb, who was abducted and murdered by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwara in June 2018, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jammu on Sunday, PTI reported. Mohammad Hanief, along with retired Army officer Rakesh Kumar Sharma, joined the saffron party at a rally in Vijaypur. Hanief reportedly ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway opened for one-way traffic


Jammu: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was open for one-way traffic on Monday, as nearly 3,000 vehicles, mostly trucks, were still stranded, according to traffic department sources. The traffic will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar, but not from the opposite direction. “Nearly 3,000 Srinagar-bound vehicles from Jammu, mostly trucks, were unable to cross the Jawahar Tunnel on Sunday evening,” ...

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Election Commission To Visit Jammu And Kashmir Next Week


KOLKATA: The Election Commission will visit Jammu and Kashmir next week to take stock of the situation there before deciding on the assembly elections in the state, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said Friday. Jammu and Kashmir is currently under President’s Rule. The commission will hold a meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials and then visit the ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway remain closed, shortage of essential supplies in Kashmir Valley


JAMMU: A Traffic Department on Saturday said that the Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the third consecutive day following fresh landslides in the Bannihal-Ramban sector. He added that the clearance operation to remove debris deposited by earlier landslides were going on when the road was hit by fresh landslide Saturday morning. According to traffic department, the movement of vehicles on ...

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Govt withdraws re-appointment order of Dr M I Parray as director JKEDI


Srinagar: The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday ordered a withdrawal of re-appointment Order of Dr M I Parray as director JK Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI). “The Government Order No: 91-IND of 2018 dated 20.03.2018 whereby Dr M.I. Parray has been reappointed as Director, JK Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), being violative of the JKEDI Organizational Structure, Strategic Plan, Service and ...

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Provide heli-services, preferential seats for Kashmiri aspirants appearing in GATE : PDP urges Govt


Srinagar:  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on  Friday has urged the Governor administration that special helicopter services or preferential seats in flights so that the  aspirants from Kashmir valley could appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) slated to be held in Jammu  from February 2 to 10.  The PDP spokesman in a statement that the inclement weather, closure of ...

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Centre responsible for escalation of violence in J&K: Shah Faesal


Pune: Shah Faesal, former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Jammu and Kashmir who recently announced plans to form his own political party and contest elections, blamed the Centre for the “escalation” of violence in the Valley. Speaking at a ‘Meet the Press’ programme organised by Pune Union of Working Journalists on Thursday, Faesal said that there was definitely an ...

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Interim Budget 2019-2020: Read the full speech of Finance Minister Piyush Goyal


Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the Interim Budget 2019 on Friday morning in the Lok Sabha. In this last financial exercise ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the government proposed major income tax rate change for the salaried class. Individual taxpayer earning upto Rs 5 lakh will now get full income tax rebate.   Here’s the full text of the budget speech: Interim ...

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Qayoom Wani to quit EJAC, Teachers Forum today, to join PDP for entering electoral fray


Srinagar:  Top trade unionist of Jammu and Kashmir and President Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) is all set to quit Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) and Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) to join Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to enter the electoral fray as PDP candidate from North Kashmir Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming Lok ...

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