Majid Kapra

4 'abandoned' structures collapsed at Rainwari

4 'abandoned' structures collapsed at Rainwari

Srinagar: Four abandoned residential structures collapsed at Rainawari area of old city during the night intervening Tuesday, officials said. Four residential houses situated at Sikandarpora area of Rainawari suddenly got razed to the ground late last night creating panic in the area, however no loss of life or injury was reported in the incident. Witnesses […]

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Amid coronavirus scare & lockdown, burglars are on prowl

Amid coronavirus scare & lockdown, burglars are on prowl

Criminals who take undue advantage of situation will face music: IGP

Srinagar: Taking undue advantage of ongoing lockdown and subsequent closure of religious places in the valley, burglars over the past days struck various shrines and mosques during dead of the night and decamped with valuables worth lakhs. In first instance, burglars looted many shops mostly grocery and medical shops in Anantnag district of south Kashmir […]

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100 persons quarantined at a Lal Chowk hotel complain of unhygienic conditions

100 persons quarantined at a Lal Chowk hotel complain of unhygienic conditions

“I will certainly look into the issue and also take up the matter with Deputy Commissioner Srinagar” – Rohit Kansal

Srinagar: A group of around hundred people who have been kept in quarantine care at JKTDC run Lala Rukh Hotel at Lal Chowk accused the authorities of putting their lives at grave risk as the segregation centre they alleged lacks all facilities required someone exposed to infection. The COVID-19 suspects who were directly brought to […]

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Omar Abdullah freed after nearly eight-month detention

Omar Abdullah freed after nearly eight-month detention

Calls for release of all detainees, restoration of high-speed Internet

Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah was on Tuesday freed after nearly eight months in detention after the administration revoked the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against him. Informing about the release of Omar Abdullah, government spokesman Rohit Kansal in a tweet said “government issues orders revoking detention of Shri Omar Abdullah”, who was lodged […]

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Locals demand proper testing of non-local laborers

Locals demand proper testing of non-local laborers

Received reports about arrival of nonlocal laborers in Pulwama and a team has been sent to ascertain facts: Dir Health

Srinagar: Despite frequent protests and formal complaints lodged by the people against ‘influx’ of nonlocal laborers, rag pickers and street beggars in Kashmir allegedly sans screening, Union Territory administration is yet to take any call whether their entry is restricted or allowed after proper screening. Since the first case of deadly epidemic was detected in […]

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Streets witness less than usual public movement amid COVID-19 scare

Streets witness less than usual public movement amid COVID-19 scare

People urge govt to check huge public rush at hospitals

Srinagar, Mar 17: An eerie calm prevailed in Srinagar a day after the district administration ordered closure of gardens, parks, shopping malls, clubs and spas in summer capital amid COVID-19 scare. Even as the government is trying to prevent the deadly disease from spreading its tentacles in Valley, which according to official reports has not […]

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Dr Farooq is back in circulation

Dr Farooq is back in circulation

Says, will not make any political statement till other leaders are set free

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was released on Friday after he spent over seven months in detention, with the government revoking the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) under which he had been held at his residence here. “I will not make any political statement till other leaders who have been detained […]

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Police busts gang of car lifters

Police busts gang of car lifters

Srinagar, March 12: Police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a gang of car lifters and arrested five accused who used to steal cars from different sates of mainland India and sell them at a price much lesser than actual cost in Kashmir. Addressing presser, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) central Kashmir, Mohammad Suleiman […]

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Bring our children back: parents of students studying in Iran ask Govt

Bring our children back: parents of students studying in Iran ask Govt

Srinagar, Mar 04: Parents of the Kashmiri students studying in various colleges of Iran where all but one province are thus far affected by the coronavirus, which has claimed nearly hundred lives in the country, Wednesday staged protests here to press for the evacuation of their children. The visibly depressed parents holding placards in their […]

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10+2 contractual lecturers hold protest for continuation of their jobs

10+2 contractual lecturers hold protest for continuation of their jobs

Srinagar, Mar 02: Demanding continuation of service and comprehensive job policy, 10+2 contractual lecturers from different parts of the Valley hit streets Monday to protest against the government’s alleged “use and throw” policy. Protesting lecturers alleged that government after availing their service for several decades now asks them to apply through Public Service Commission (PSC) […]

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