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Suspected militants abduct father-son duo in Hajin

Srinagar, Apr 5: Police said on Thursday that militants barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat son of Muhammad Subhan Bhat in north Kashmir’s Hajin and beat the inmates and abducted Gaffar and his son Manzoor Ahmed Bhat. The police spokesman said, “last night at about 11:45 PM, in Hajin area of Bandipora, militants believed to be affiliated with banned ...

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Deeply saddened by Kashmir killings: Turkey

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Srinagar, Apr 4: Turkey has expressed concern over the recent Kashmir killings and urged for immediate measures to protect the civilians during clashes. “We are deeply concerned and saddened about the loss of lives and injuries in Jammu Kashmir last weekend. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and speedy recovery to the injured,” said a statement issued ...

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My country stands shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiris in their struggle: Pak PM

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Srinagar, Apr 4: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that his country stands shoulder to shoulder with their Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for the right to self-determination. According to a report in Radio Pakistan, the Pakistan premier was addressing the joint session of Pakistan-administered Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Council in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday. “The Indian forces ...

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Clashes erupt in Kangan on second consecutive day against Gowhar’s killing

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Srinagar, Apr 4: Clashes erupted between protesters and government forces in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday against the killing of Gowhar Ahmed Rather yesterday. Reports said clashes broke out after youth tried to take out a protest rally against the killing of Gowhar. Reports said forces resorted to tear-gas shelling to disperse the protesting youth. Some youth ...

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UNSG should appoint special envoy for J&K with a mandate to implement UNSC resolutions

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Srinagar, Apr 4: Expressing shock and grief over the killing of yet another youth, Gowhar Ahmad Rather, of Kangan, by the men in uniform, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has called upon the High Commissioner for the Human Rights to send a fact-finding mission to Kashmir. The party secretary general, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari reiterated his party stand and stressed ...

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Article 370 permanent, Mehbooba happy

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Srinagar, Apr 4: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s observation that Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gives a special status to the state, is not a temporary provision. Taking to the social networking site Twitter Mehbooba wrote “While Article 370 safeguards the territorial integrity of J & K, it plays a bigger ...

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Female suspect dead, Three injured in YouTube HQ shooting

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California, Apr 4: A woman with a handgun opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in the US state of California, shooting three people before killing herself, authorities said. The incident took place on Tuesday and the San Bruno Police Department identified the female attacker as 39-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a Californian resident of Iranian descent, the US media reported. The motivation for ...

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Indian woman dies in Saudi after ant bite

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Riyad, Apr 4: An Indian woman has died after being bitten by a poisonous ant in the Saudi Arabian capital. Soosy Jeffy, 36, who was from Adoor in Kerala, was bitten on March 19 at her residence and was undergoing treatment, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday citing her relatives. She died on Tuesday. According to experts, a few ant species ...

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CRPF welcomes suggestions for alternate to pellet gun: CRPF ADG

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Rajouri, Apr 4: Additional Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, Jammu and Kashmir Zone, VKS Kaumudi on Wednesday said that they would welcome suggestions for replacing pellet guns with any alternate means. Kamudi was briefing media during his visit to Rajouri district today. The senior CRPF official in response to a question on use of pellet guns in Kashmir replied ...

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