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Jammu and Kashmir: Search operation in Rajouri after LoC skirmish

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Rajouri, Aug 16: Government forces on Thursday launched a major search operation along the Line of Control (LoC) Jhanger area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir following yesterday’s skirmish that left an army soldier wounded. An official claimed that a huge cache of explosives has been recovered during the search operation. SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas said that search operation is ...

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Banana farming soon going to be a reality in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 16: Imagine Kashmir for a moment. What comes to your mind other than scenic hills, green meadows, snow clad mountains and beautiful waterfalls? Certainly, every person who has visited Kashmir or has ever imagined to visit the paradise would also mention about the local fruits like apple, apricot, peach, pear, cherry, almond, wild berry, walnut and some other dry ...

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Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing Saarc

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Kathmandu, Aug 15: Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to advance prosperity in the region. Addressing an event in the capital, Gyawali expressed the hope that the Saarc can play a pivotal role in advancing prosperity in the South Asia region. “A peaceful, stable and ...

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Indian Army, China’s PLA meet at Nathu La, Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 15: The Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace. Both the meetings happened on the Indian sides to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day of India. The PLA ...

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Australian Senator compares Muslims with ‘poisonous jelly beans’, calls for ‘final solution’

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Sydney, Aug 15: Australian Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday compared Muslims with “poisonous jelly beans”, following his “racist” maiden speech in the Senate seeking immigration restrictions based on race. Anning, from the conservative Katter’s Australian Party, advocated a return to White Australia policy and called for migration bans on Muslims in his speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ...

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Soldier wounded while foiling infiltration bid in Nowshera: Army

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Jammu, Aug15: An army soldier was injured while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. “At about 5:15 am, the alert army troops noticed movement along the line of control in Naushera Sector. On being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire on own troops. Our troops ...

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Kashmir shuts on August 15

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Srinagar, Aug 15: A complete shutdown is being observed across Kashmir on Wednesday following a strike call given by Joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik against August 15 celebrations in Kashmir. All businesses and shops were closed and traffic remained off the roads, however, schools, colleges, and government institutions are closed ...

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Panchayat, urban local body polls in September: Governor NN Vohra

Srinagar, Aug 15: Governor N N Vohra said on Wednesday that the urban local body and panchayat polls in the state, which have not been organised for several years, will be held from September this year. Governor N N Vohra during in his independence speech said that elections to urban local bodies and panchayats have been pending for long. The prolonged ...

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Kashmir issue can be resolved only through dialogue: Governor in August 15 speech

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Srinagar, Aug 15: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday during his independence speech at Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar said that only dialogue and discussion can solve Kashmir problems as argumentative approaches will never lead to any resolution. Vohra in his address said that like other states Jammu and Kashmir has also been striving to achieve its developmental ...

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Mafia don Ravi Poojary threatens to kill Shehla Rashid

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Student activist Shehla Rashid on Tuesday lodged a complaint against a gangster Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening her that he would kill her. Official sources said that Shehla Rashid has lodged a written complaint in police station Rajbagh, Srinagar, wherein she has written that some Ravi Pujari threatened her through Short Message Service (SMS) that he would kill ...

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