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Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Polls Likely Before Amarnath Yatra


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections can take place ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on July 1, state government sources said on Thursday. “The general consensus is that the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections can be held with adequate security deployments before this year’s Amarnath Yatra which begins on July 1,” the sources said. “There has been ...

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Kashmir: Gunmen kill civilian in Pulwama


Srinagar, March 15: Day after attacking a National Conference leader in Anantnag, unidentified gunmen struck again on Friday killing a civilian in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, who was kidnapped from Dogripora village, was killed in Gulzarpora village of Awantipora, an officer said. This was the second incident after Muhammad Ismail, block president of National Conference ...

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Teenage son of Jama’at leader, three activists booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jails


Srinagar: Government on Wednesday booked several Jama’at activists under PSA in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district and shifted them to Jammu jails. The activists were arrested last month during a crackdown against JeI that preceded the ban of the socio-religious organization. Those detained under PSA include ameer halqa Sangam Muhammad Shaban Dar (64) of Marhama village of Sangam, former qaim-e-Zillah JeI, ...

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President Kovind confers 3 Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel


New Delhi, March 14: President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred three Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty. Mr Kovind conferred the Gallantry Awards and Distinguished Service Decorations at the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Two Kirti Chakras and one Shaurya Chakra were given posthumously. ...

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Man from MP crushed to death by speedy car in Kathua


Jammu: A man, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, was killed when he was hit by a speedy car on Jammu-Pathankot highway in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday. The police, however, traced the car within hours of the incident and arrested its driver, a police spokesman said. In a hit-and-run case, he said the car on its way ...

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EC-appointed special observers reach Srinagar

New Delhi:  The Special Observers appointed by the Election Commission have reached Srinagar on a two-day visit for fresh assessment of the ground situation for holding Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The team comprising Vinod Zutshi, Dr Noor Mohammad and AS Gill will interact with the representatives of political parties, district election officers, security and administrative officials and other ...

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Girl dies after mistakenly consuming poisonous substance in central Kashmir’s Kangan


Srinagar: A girl died after consuming some poisonous substance mistakenly at her home in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Thursday. The deceased was a resident of Bujad village of Ganiwan in Gund tehsil of Kangan. An official informed Greater Kashmir that the girl was rushed to sub district hospital Kangan in an unconscious state, where from she was ...

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Media coverage on raid of my house vitiated the atmosphere, says Mirwaiz


Srinagar Hurriyat (m) conference on Thursday denounced the “lies and canards”  being circulated by some media channels through unsubstantiated leaks by agencies bent on “harassing” the Mirwaiz, the party spokesman in a statement issued to media said. The spokesman said that after the raid at Mirwaiz residence the media through propaganda and lies is already passing its verdict on Mirwaiz ...

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PDP dissolves Zone Committee Shangus, Kokernag


Srinagar Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday dissolved its Zone Committee of Shangus and Kokernag in Anantnag district of south Kashmir. According to a party spokesman, after the approval of the President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti party’s zone committees of Shangus and Kokernag are hereby dissolved. However, the spokesman did not reveal the reasons why the committees were ...

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