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31 employees suspended in Budgam

Budgam, Feb 27: Thirty-one government employees were today placed under suspension in Budgam for remaining absent from duties. An official press release informed that ADC Budgam Mohammad Farooq Dar conducted surprise visits of various government offices today and 31 employees were found absent from their duties unauthorizedly. The employees were immediately put under suspension. The […]

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Skirmishes to continue unless two nations think of peace: Farooq

Skirmishes to continue unless two nations think of peace: Farooq

Jammu, Feb 27: National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today said that exchange of firing and shelling between armies of India and Pakistan will continue unless the two nations start thinking of peace. He was reacting to a question about continuance of ceasefire violations and heavy shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops […]

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CID report asks for preventing ‘massive, multiple militant funerals’

Srinagar, Feb 27: The intelligence wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police has asked the State police chief to take steps to prevent “massive and multiple” funerals of militants in the Valley, said a media report. According to the report published in ‘The Indian Express’, a confidential report sent by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), […]

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Air strikes and rockets hit Syria enclave despite truce

Air strikes and rockets hit Syria enclave despite truce

Beirut, Feb 27 (AFP) A fledgling “humanitarian pause” announced by Russia in Syria’s rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta was rattled today by fresh air strikes and rocket fire, several sources said. “Fighting continues this morning. That is what our reports from Eastern Ghouta tell us,” a spokesman for the UN humanitarian office, Jens Laerke, told […]

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India not doing any favour to US by slashing import duties on imported motorcycles: Trump

Washington, Feb 27 : President Donald Trump today again slammed India for imposing high import tariffs on the iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, saying the Indian government is not doing any “favour” to the US by slashing customs duty on the imported motorcycles from high-end brands to 50 per cent. Imported motorcycles from high-end brands, including Harley […]

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2 Valley girls to represent India in Asian ski championship in Iran

2 Valley girls to represent India in Asian ski championship in Iran

Tourism deptt facilitates players with ski sets

Srinagar, Feb 27: Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department Tuesday facilitated two young female skiers from Valley with International Ski Federation (FIS) approved ski sets for their participation in the Junior Asian Alpine Ski Championships to be held in Iran from March 1. Director tourism Kashmir Mahmood A Shah handed over two ski sets to each […]

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Saudi king replaces top brass in latest shake-up

Riyadh, Feb 27 (AFP) Saudi Arabia has replaced top military commanders, including its chief of staff, in the latest move to bring fresh blood into the kingdom’s upper ranks. The changes, announced in a string of royal decrees last night, come a month before the third anniversary of a Saudi-led military intervention in the Yemen […]

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Rashid Khan set to become youngest captain in international cricket

NEW DELHI: At 19 years of age, highly-rated Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is set to become the youngest captain in the history of international cricket. The World’s No. 1 ODI and Twenty20 International bowler, Rashid will lead Afghanistan after regular skipper Asghar Stanikzai was diagnosed with appendicitis. “The doctors have advised that he will be […]

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Afghan Taliban calls for direct talks with US

  Kabul, Feb 27 (AFP) The Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to find a “peaceful solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy reversal after months of escalating attacks. Civilian casualties surged in recent months as militants from the Taliban, as well as Islamic State group, unleashed a wave […]