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BJP minister says Muslim man lynched in Rajasthan to defame Modi


New Delhi, July 22: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man ...

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Omar Abdullah demands investigation into awarding Wular lake dredging to Indo-Sino company


Srinagar, July 21: Reacting to a Greater Kashmir report regarding the cancellation of a contract to an Indo-Sino company for Wular dredging, Omar Abdullah on Saturday said this is a fit case for Governor N N Vohra to send it to Accountability Commission (AC) and State Vigilance Commission (SVC). “Cancelling is just one part. This is a fit case for @jandkgovernor ...

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Suspected militants attack CRPF party in Islamabad


Srinagar, July 21: Suspected militants on Saturday attacked a CRPF party at Bumzoo Mattan area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. Official sources said that a CRPF patrol party near Bumzoo shrine was fired upon by suspected militants, however, there were no immediate details of any loss. Meanwhile, forces have launched searches to nab the assailants.

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Delhi pilgrim dies enroute to Vaishno Devi shrine


Jammu, July 21: A 30-year-old man from Delhi died of suspected heart attack enroute to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today. Mukesh Sharma, a resident of Delhi’s Rohini area, fell unconscious near Battery car point along the new track to the cave shrine last evening and was later declared ...

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Delhi failed to intimidate Kashmir leadership through arrests: Mirwaiz


Srinagar, July 20: Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that New Delhi has failed to intimidate the pro-freedom leadership in Kashmir through raids and arrests by its agencies. Addressing the Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar, Mirwaiz said it is evident to all that the raids conducted by various agencies and the subsequent harassment ...

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India


New Delhi, July 20: As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. “In India where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world, ...

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Cops to become Rambos , will have cameras in uniform


Srinagar, July 20: The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police is set to procure “body cameras” for its personnel as part of its “smart policing” initiative, with the twin purpose of strengthening security and increasing transparency, The Indian Express reported. “The J&K Police force is about 90,000 strong, so the body cameras can’t be available for everyone. They will first be provided ...

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Govt reconstitutes complaint committee on sexual harassment of women


Srinagar, July 20: Governor administration on Friday reconstituted the complaint committee on sexual harassment of women at the workplace. “In partial modification of Government Order 110.372-GAD of 2018 dated 05.03.2018 and in pursuance of Section 4(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, sanction is hereby accorded to the reconstitution of the Complaint Committee,” ...

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Yatra 2018: 1,753 Pilgrims leave Jammu for Jammu


Jammu, July 20: A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as 601 pilgrims headed for Baltal base camp covering a 14 km trek, while 1,152 proceeded on 36 km trek towards Pahalgam,” said an official. Over ...

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India’s secular fabric being changed: Farooq


Srinagar, July 20: Reacting to the spike in attacks on minorities across India, former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday alleged that attempted were being made to change the secular fabric of India. “The communal tension is growing across country. Muslims are being killed. There are some persons who act like mad dogs and think they are all powerful. This ...

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