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Suspected militants attack CRPF, Police party in Sopore


Srinagar, July 19: Suspected militants on Thursday afternoon attacked a joint party of police and CRPF in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. An official said that suspected militants reportedly two in number riding on a motorbike fired upon a joint team of police and CRPF at Noorbagh in Sopore town, however, there were no immediate reports of any loss ...

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Cable operators threaten shutdown if ban on channels not revoked


Srinagar, July 19: The order took the cable operators by total surprise and they are now beginning to count the cost of the sudden declaration by the government to ban the viewing of thirty odd television channels in Kashmir. The channels which are beamed from the Middle East, Pakistan, and Iran have a large following among the people of Kashmir and ...

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25 officers promoted to time scale of KAS


Srinagar, July 19: J&K government Wednesday ordered appointment (by promotion) of 25 officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Excise & Taxation (Gazette) Service to the Time Scale of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. The officers include Tazayun Mukhtar Ahmad, Rakesh Kumar, Anil Salgotra, Sunaina Sharma, Subah Mehta, Tahir Ajyaz, Romin Ahmad ,Renu Kumari, Sanjeev Rana, Abdul Star, Ravi Chand Thakur, ...

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Hurriyat (M) condemns forces ‘highhandedness’ in south Kashmir

Srinagar, July19: Hurriyat Conference (M) has expressed serious concern and resentment over the alleged manhandling of dozens of villagers and vandalizing of property in Mochuwara village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district during the nocturnal raid terming it as the “ultimate highhandedness” and “highly undemocratic act” that deserves all forms of condemnations. A Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement said, “The act ...

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PDP urges Governor to reverse appointment of Kathua gang rape and murder case defense counsel as AAG


‘There stands an imperative need to protect the interests of the victim’ Srinagar, Jul 18: Taking strong exception to appointment of one of the defence counsel for accused in the Kathua gang rape and murder trial as Additional Advocate General (AAG) by the Jammu and Kashmir government PDP Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir has said that it is a decision ...

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ED names former IAF chief among 34 in AgustaWestland chargesheet


New Delhi, July 18: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal against 34 individuals and foreign and Indian companies including former IAF chief S.P. Tyagi, his two cousins, advocate Gautam Khaitan and Italians Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke. While filing the chargesheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the ...

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Scientists discover new ‘Meghalayan age’ in Earth’s history


London, July 18: Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter — the “Meghalayan Age” — the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide. They divide up the 4.6-billion-year Earth existence into slices of time. Each slice corresponding to significant happenings ...

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‘Deeply disappointed’, says UNHRC on Delhi’s reaction to report on Kashmir


Srinagar, July 18: The United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” at the reaction of Indian authorities to its first-ever human rights report on Kashmir last month. The report had accused security forces on both sides of the Line of Control of human rights violations and abuses, reported Scroll in. The Ministry of External Affairs said ...

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Kathua case: Lawyer for main accused appointed as additional advocate general


Srinagar, July 18: Lawyer Aseem Sawhney, a counsel representing the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, has been appointed the additional advocate general by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, reported The Indian Express. According to a report in The Indian Express, Sawhney’s name figures in the serial number seven of the list of additional advocates general, deputy advocates ...

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