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We’ll fight ploys to assault Art 35-A: Abdullah

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Srinagar, July 30: The National Conference president and three time Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah Sunday said they would fight all ploys to assault Article 35-A. “National Conference has rendered innumerable sacrifices to fight for the unity, integrity and dignity of Jammu and Kashmir and will continue to thwart all attempts to erode the State’s special status,” Abdullah said while addressing party ...

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Officials shift 23 seminary inmates to govt orphanage

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Srinagar, July 30: Officials have shifted 23 female inmates from a Darul Uloom at Raj Bagh here to government orphanage at Nishat. The inmates are from Machil area of Kupwara and were putting up at the seminary housed in a building at Raj Bagh. Acting on complaints of lack of proper facilities at the seminary, management of Masjid Owaisiya had taken ...

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Article 35-A row: KEA faction calls for UN Chalo on August 6

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Srinagar, July 30: A faction of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) has given Kashmir Bandh and UN Chalo call on August 6 against the hearing on Article 35A. KEA chairman Mohammed Yousef Chapri while addressing the media here in Srinagar said they would fight tooth and nail to protect the special status of the J&K. He said Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) would ...

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Tourist police apprehends taxi driver with poppy straw in Srinagar

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Srinagar, July 29: Police on Sunday said that it has arrested a taxi driver with poppy straw in Srinagar. Tourist police apprehend taxi driver with 1 kg poppy straw in Srinagar A police spokesperson in a statement said: “Tourist Police Station Srinagar received a written complaint from tourists of Jaipur regarding malpractice done with them by a taxi driver of Batote, ...

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Four CRPF men injured in Awantipora grenade attack

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Srinagar, July 28: Four CRPF men were injured in a grenade explosion at Jawbhara area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday evening. An official said that some suspected militants lobbed a grenade towards the CRPF party near Jawbhara Chowk. In the blast, four CRPF men of 130 bn, sustained splinter injuries and were taken to nearby hospital for ...

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Article 35A: Civil Society calls for shutdown on Aug 6

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Srinagar, July 28: Jammu Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee ‘We the people of Jammu and Kashmir’ has called for a complete shutdown on August 6-the day when Supreme Court will hear a petition with regard to the revocation of Article 35A. Jammu Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee members including Muzaffar Shah, Jagmohan Singh Raina, Advocate Mir Javaid and Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam called ...

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Mehbooba asks Modi to respond to Imran Khan’s offer of friendship

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Srinagar, July 28: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to offer of friendship extended by Imran Khan who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan. “Pakistan is getting a new government, a new prime minister. He has made an offer of friendship. I want to ...

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Taliban official says group spoke with US official

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Islamabad, July 28: The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said today. It marked one of the most significant developments amid efforts to find a negotiated end to the country’s protracted war. The official described as “useful” a meeting with ...

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