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Barring PDP, all parties want early polls: Guv

Barring PDP, all parties want early polls: Guv

Jammu, Jan 16:  Batting for early Assembly elections, Governor Satya Pal Malik has said all political parties, except Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party, want early polls. The Governor, however, hastened to add that it is the Election Commission of India, which has the mandate to hold the polls and decide the schedule. “The government has sought […]

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Fresh snowfall drapes Valley in white robes

Fresh snowfall drapes Valley in white robes

Srinagar, Jan 16: People of Kashmir got some relief from the intense cold conditions as night temperatures rose by several degrees in anticipation of fresh snowfall which began on Wednesday. Fresh snowfall began at many places across the Valley including Srinagar, breaking the intense cold wave conditions. Pahalgam, tourist resort recorded three cm of fresh […]

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PM to visit JK next month

PM to visit JK next month

Jammu, Jan 16:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit Jammu and Kashmir on February 03 to lay foundation stones of various projects including one for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, a BJP spokesman said Wednesday. The prime minister will also address a public rally during his visit, the spokesman said. […]

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CPJ urges J-K Guv to release Kashmiri journalist and drop charges against him

CPJ urges J-K Guv to release Kashmiri journalist and drop charges against him

New Delhi, Jan 16:  The Committee to Protect Journalists has appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to release journalist Aasif Sultan, arrested last year for alleged links with militant groups, and drop the charges against him. No chargesheet has been filed against Sultan, who works for a weekly newspaper and was arrested […]

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Fixing responsibility in civilian killings could be a CBM: Tarigami

Fixing responsibility in civilian killings could be a CBM: Tarigami

Srinagar, Jan 16: Welcoming Governor Satya Pal Malik’s offer of reaching out to the separatist leaders, CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami Wednesday said it is essential that the Governor’s administration, as a confidence building measure (CBM), at least orders a time-bound enquiry and fixes responsibility in three major incidents of the civilian killings in the […]

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Over 2,300 women to go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’: Naqvi

Over 2,300 women to go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’: Naqvi

New Delhi, Jan 16: Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’ or male companion as all those who applied under this category have been exempted from the lottery system, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday. The Modi government had last year allowed women going to Haj […]

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Invoking sedition law against Kanhaiya and others travesty of free speech: Shah Faesal

Invoking sedition law against Kanhaiya and others travesty of free speech: Shah Faesal

Srinagar, Jan 16: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Wednesday said invoking sedition law against Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the JNU case was travesty of free speech. Nearly three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kumar and nine others were accused of raising anti-India slogans, the Delhi police Monday charged them […]

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Over three lakh new voters added during special revision in Jammu & Kashmir

Over three lakh new voters added during special revision in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Jan 16: Over three lakh new voters were added during the ongoing special summary revision (SSR) in Jammu and Kashmir, election authorities said Wednesday. “During the ongoing SSR of photo electoral rolls, with respect to January 01 as the qualifying date, 3,07,984 new voters were added, which is highest as compared to the last […]

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2 killed, 3 injured in separate road accidents

2 killed, 3 injured in separate road accidents

Jammu, Jan 16: Two persons were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents in Samba and Ramban districts, police said Wednesday. A three vehicle crash killed the driver of an oil tanker and injured three others near Railway bridge Nanak Chack in Samba Tuesday night, they said. The identity of the deceased driver […]

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Ganderbal youth reunited with parents: Police

Ganderbal youth reunited with parents: Police

Srinagar, Jan 16: A youth from Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, who had left home in a “vengeful huff” to join militancy, was brought back and handed over to his family, police said Wednesday. “A boy, name withheld, resident of Ganderbal was reported missing from his home and a missing report was lodged at Police […]

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