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Security beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of August 15


Srinagar, Aug 13: Ahead of August 15 occasion on Wednesday, security arrangements have been beefed in the Kashmir valley and summer capital Srinagar. Stringent security measures have been put in place. The police is alert, director general of police (DGP) S P Vaid told reporters here. The police and other forces will ensure that the people celebrate I-Day without any fear, ...

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Missing Chrar-e-Sharief youth traced: Police


Srinagar, Aug 13: Police on Monday claimed to have traced out the missing youth of central Kashmir’s Chrar-e-Sharief within two days. A police spokesperson in a statement said that on August 10, 201810, a missing report was lodged by one Jahangir Ahmad Ganai son of Shakeel Ahmad Ganai a resident of Dardpora Cheraresharief about his brother Sajad Ahmad Ganai who had ...

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Flash flood washes away young man in Poonch


Poonch, Aug 13: A young man was washed away after heavy rains triggered flash floods in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. An official said that Javed Iqbal (29), son of Abdul Salaam, resident of Passain, Loran, was washed away by strong currents while he was crossing a flooded nallah at Dobawash. He said the body of ...

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BJP legislator in trouble for opposing party stand on Article 35A


Srinagar, Aug 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party will take disciplinary action against its legislator Gagan Bhagat for publically going against the saffron party stand of scrapping Article 35A of the constitution, seniour leader Kavinder Gupta said Sunday. Bhagat, the party’s lawmaker from RS Pura, was seen a widely shared video of him addressing a small meeting where he said he in ...

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Govt to regulate functioning of Madrasas in JK


Srinagar, Aug 13: The state government is all set to regulate functioning of Madrasas (religious schools) operating across Jammu and Kashmir. The school education department has drafted legislation, J&K State Board of Madrasa Education Act, 2018, which would pave way for the government to control functioning of these institutions. An official said the draft bill has been submitted to the government ...

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NASA launches world’s first mission to ‘touch’ the sun


Washington, Aug 13: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, was successfully launched on Sunday on an unprecedented, seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of the star’s fiery outer atmosphere and its effects on space weather. Liftoff of the USD 1.5 billion mission took place from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Elderly couple electrocuted in Surankote


Jammu, Aug 13: An elderly couple was electrocuted to death after heavy rains triggered a flash flood in Surankote area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last night. SHO Surankote Mohd Anzar Mir said the couple was electrocuted after a tree fell on a low-transmission power line last night when they were preventing water from entering their house, reported GNS ...

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Zilhaj moon sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on August 22


Srinagar, Aug 13: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Monday that the Zil-Hajj moon has been sighted, adding that Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan will be observed on August 22. The announcement was made after a meeting of the six-member committee of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Pakistan media reported. In Saudi Arabia, the moon was sighted Saturday evening, with the Supreme Court of ...

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Bullet-riddled body of 24-year old youth found in Pulwama village


Srinagar, Aug 13: A bullet-riddled body of a 24-year-old youth was recovered in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday morning. Reports said the bullet-ridden body of 24-year-old Gulzar Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Gani Bhat was recovered from a field in Bunpora Murran village of Pulwama. An official said that the body of the youth was found by the locals ...

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Yatra 2018: Pilgrimage suspended from Jammu for three days


Jammu, Aug 13: Ahead of the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, authorities on Monday decided to suspend the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu for three days to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims, said an official. “No pilgrim was allowed on Monday to proceed towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas,” said an official. “The pilgrimage from ...

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