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

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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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Govt orders shut down of 30 Pakistani, Islamic channels in Valley

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Srinagar, July 18: Jammu and Kashmir, the government has reportedly ordered cable operators in the Valley to shut down more than 30 Pakistani and Islamic channels for maintaining ‘peace and tranquillity’ in the Valley. According to an order issued by the additional district commissioner (ADC), Srinagar, dated July 12, 2018, sent to heads of cable operators in Srinagar, the cable operators ...

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JRL urges global rights bodies to visit Kashmir prisons

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Srinagar, July 18: Expressing strong resentment over the extension of judicial remand for Asiya Andrabi and her two associates, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said all the leaders and activists booked by NIA were maltreated by jail authorities in New Delhi. The JRL has sought intervention by global rights bodies ...

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HC seeks report on lighting system at Srinagar airport

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Srinagar, July 18: The High Court on Tuesday directed the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to report to it within two weeks on the installing of the Simple Approach Lighting System (SALS) at Srinagar International Airport. Hearing a Public Interest litigation initiated by the High Court on its own motion, a division bench of the acting chief justice Alok Aradhe and ...

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Rahul Gandhi comes out in support of Shah Faesal

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New Delhi, July 18: He might have been feeling under siege from people who have denounced him for breaking service rules when he tweeted about the rampant rape culture in South Asia, but in the past few days Shah Faesal might be feeling a little less tormented. After the National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s support, it is the Congress leader Rahul ...

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Swami Agnivesh assaulted by BJP workers in Jharkhand, 20 detained

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Ranchi, July 17: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and beaten up by suspected supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Tuesday, leaving him shaken. Police said the 78-year-old was attacked when he was going to participate in the 195th Damin Mahotsav at Littpara. The incident occurred just when he stepped out of his ...

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Huge cache of ammunition recovered in Pulwama village: Police

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Srinagar, July 17: Police on Tuesday claimed that it has recovered huge quantity of explosive materials from a house at Dangerpora Arihal village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A police spokesperson said police recovered arms and ammunition included a detonator, detonating material, connecting wires, electric chargers, batteries, mobile phones and remote control activating devices. He said the house belong to Bilal ...

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JK BJP constitutes new team

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Jammu, July 17: The state unit of Jammu Kashmir BJP on Monday constituted a new team and nominated 11 state spokespersons, including its chief. BJP State President Ravinder Riana (MLA), in consultation with BJP National Vice-President & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, State General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kaul and senior party leaders, constituted the new team of State BJP with Harinder ...

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ATFI files sedition case against Mehbooba

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Srinagar, July 17: Anti-Terrorist Front India (ATFI) chief on Monday filed a sedition case against the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, for her recent comment that more Syed Salahuddin and Yasin Malik would emerge if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tries to break the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The petition was filed by ATFI chief and Hindu ...

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