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This Eid, Kashmir Will Sacrifice Animals Worth Rs 350 Cr

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Srinagar, Aug 20: With two days left for the Eid, the day of the animal sacrifices by Muslims, all the roads in Srinagar were leading to the Eidgah, the main make-shift market for the purchase of goats, sheep and even camel in the capital city. The market that remained crowded for the entire day witnessed huge sales running into crores of ...

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Gujjar leader warns of strong protests if Article 35A scrapped

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Jammu, Aug 19: A leader of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities in Jammu and Kashmir today warned of strong protests if attempts were made to scrap Article 35A of the Constitution which grants special status to permanent residents of the state. Shamsher Hakla Poonchi said the Article is in the interest of the people of the state and vested interests are hatching ...

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NC’s OBC cell holds protest in support of Article 35A

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Jammu, Aug 19: The National Conference’s Other Backward Class (OBC) cell today took out a march here in support of Article 35A, describing it as a constitutional guarantee to the distinct identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Carrying placards, the protesters raised slogans, emphasising the need for its preservation. Addressing the protesters, Abdul Gani Teli, co-chairman of the OBC ...

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Govt bans posting of teachers in Zonal Education Offices

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Srinagar, Aug 19: Director School Education Kashmir Dr G.N. Itoo has said in a meeting with Joint Directors and Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of Kashmir Division that no teacher will be allowed to work in Zonal Education Offices. Govt bans posting of teachers in Zonal Education Offices The meeting was organised to review the implementation of the directions of the state ...

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KAS officers can be transferred to any post: High Court

Srinagar, Aug 19: The High Court, in a landmark judgment, said that the KAS officers can be transferred to any post borne on the cadre to another cadre of the service, as it constitute backbone of bureaucracy of the State. Justice Sanjeev Kumar while dismissing the writ petition of one Shafkat Ali and other associate (Jr KAS) challenging their transfers, said ...

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Article 35A: Dal lake witnessed floating protest

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Srinagar, Aug 19: The Kashmir Shikhara owners and workers association on Sunday held a floating protest demonstration against the attempts to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar. Carrying banners and chanting slogans, Shikhara owners and workers assembled near Nehru Park in Dal lake to register their protest against attempts to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The ...

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Kashmir starts responding to Kerala floods

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Srinagar,Aug 19: Gripped in the fear of the tinkering with the Article 35(A) of the Constitution of India, gradually Kashmir has started responding to the Kerala floods. In state’s 11 districts, the floods have wrecked havoc and killed more than 357 people, so far. The response started with the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah using Twitter to take attention of the ...

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Looking forward to work with new civilian govt in Pak: US

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Washington, Aug 19: The US has said that it was looking forward to work with Pakistan’s new civilian government to promote peace and prosperity in the country and in the region as it welcomed the swearing-in of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister. Khan, 65, was sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister at a simple ceremony in Islamabad yesterday. ...

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Two drug peddlers held with poppy husk in Jammu

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Jammu, Aug 19: Two alleged drug peddlers from Punjab were today arrested here after over 10 kg of poppy husk was sezed from them, police said. Dhampal and Ajay Kumar, both residents of the Bassi-Hoshiyarpur area in Punjab, were stopped by a police party busy in routine checking at Manda in the city, a police official said. He said the search ...

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