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Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third

Farooq won, Mehbooba likely to finish third

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah appeared set to win the Lok Sabha election from Srinagar while former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti was trailing at the third spot in Anantnag constituency. As the counting of votes was completed for nearly 65 per cent of the votes in the six Lok

Jammu & Kashmir: Gunfight between security forces and militants

Gunfight Jammu Kashmir: A gunfight took place on Tuesday between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral town, police said. Upon receiving information about the militants, the security forces started a search operation in Mir Mohalla on Monday evening. “As the operation continued on Tuesday morning, the militants fired at the security forces

BSF jawans Chhattisgarh

Two BSF Jawans killed in Chhattisgarh

Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans lost their lives and one got injured after Naxals opened fire on a BSF platoon here around 3.45 am today.The jawans who were killed have been identified as constable Lokender Singh (Rajasthan) and constable Mukdhiyar Singh (Punjab). The condition of the injured jawan Sandeep Dey (West Bengal) is said

JK spends Rs 2,000 cr annually on import of meat, poultry

Jammu, Feb 17,  Jammu and Kashmir is spending about Rs 2,000 crore annually to import meat and poultry, Governor N N Vohra has said and called for concerted efforts to make the state a net exporter of these products. The states import bill for meat, poultry and eggs is approximately Rs 2,000 crore per annum

Rock Python Ganjam People for Animals Digapahandi Forest range

9-feet-long Rock python spotted in Odisha village Berhampur

A  9-feet-long rock python, weighing around 12 kg, was spotted at a village in Ganjam district of district.Activists of animal welfare organisation, ‘People for Animals’, along with forest personnel led by range officer of Digapahandi forest range. A Madhabilata, rescued the reptile from a threshing yard at Odasingi village yesterday, a forest official said. The reptile

J&K to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Jammu, Jan 11, The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said benefits under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be rolled out to employees from April 1. Presenting the budgetary proposals for 2018-19 in the Assembly, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu also announced release of 1 per cent Dearness Allowance for government employees retrospectively from July

North India experiences chilly weather

North India experiences chilly weather

North India experiences chilly weather: The North Indian Plains have been witnessing dry weather conditions for quite some time now. Rainfall activity has been on the backseat for the entire region including the states of Punjab, Haryana and Western parts of Uttar Pradesh.December nights are becoming colder for Punjab and Haryana with minimums even dropping

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 8 (PTI) Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar. Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to maintain law and order in view of protests called by separatists against US President Donald Trump’s decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Restrictions have been imposed in three police station areas of Srinagar, a police

Gang of thieves busted in JK’s Poonch, 3 held

Jammu, Dec 3, Jammu and Kashmir police today claimed to have busted a gang of thieves in Poonch district with the arrest of three persons and recovery of stolen property worth over Rs 10 lakh.Several cases of theft were reported in and around Surankote in Poonch district over past few months, prompting police to launch a

J&K : Heavy smoke inside Chenani Nashri tunnel is becoming major concern for commuters

Jammu : Heavy smoke inside South East Asia’s longest tunnel is posing a serious threat to people’s lives, besides slowing the traffic flow on a regular basis. Despite tall claims by the National Highways Authorities of India (NHAI) about ensuring a proper ventilation system in the 9.2-km-long Chenani-Nashri tunnel, commuters experience a “suffocated” drive through

Dineshwar Sharma

Dineshwar Sharma to arrive in Jammu & Kashmir

Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre’s Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir, is arriving here on Friday on a six-day visit to the state in an effort to pave the way for a sustained dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. Sharma will remain in Jammu till Sunday after which he will leave for the Kashmir Valley, officials told.“The

Jk Search operations on in Shopian, Pulwama

Search operations on in J&K’s Shopian, Pulwama

Jk Search operations on in Shopian, Pulwama. Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday started massive search operations in Shopian and Pulwama districts following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, police said.A joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police

JK govt rejects SHRC recommendation to compensate human shield

The Jammu and Kashmir government has rejected recommendation of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to pay compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to a civilian who was used as human shield by the Army in the Budgam district of Kashmir during the by-election for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat to prevent a violent stone-pelting mob

Separatist leaders of Kashmir dare Supreme Court over changes in Article 35A

Arjun Sharma With the Supreme Court all set to hear the pleas regarding article 35 A on Monday, separatist leaders – Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq and Yasin Malik – who toe the line of Pakistan over Kashmir issue have dared the Court for delivering a verdict against the State Subject Laws of Jammu

J-K: Constable killed in encounter between militants, security forces

J-K: Constable killed in encounter between militants, security forces

A police constable was killed in an encounter which broke out between militants and security forces in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district today, the police said.     Security forces cordoned off the Mir Mohalla village in Hajin area of the district this morning following intelligence inputs about presence of militants there, a police official said.When

Mehbooba meets Rajnath in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 26 : Mehbooba meets Rajnath in Delhi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Thursday, days after the Centre named former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma as its interlocutor for talks in the troubled state. “The meeting began at around 11 a.m. and went on

Two militants killed

Pulwama: Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Pulwama: Two militants killed-  Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Wasim Ahmad Shah, commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and militant Nasir Ahmed Mir were died in the gunfight.Based on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in Litter village the security forces

Longest Surviving Hizbul Commander Qayoom Najar Killed In Uri

Army on Tuesday killed Kashmir’s longest surviving militant Abdul Qayoom Najar, 43, in border town of Uri in north Kashmir. A resident of Sopore town, he joined militancy barely at an age of 16. He was arrested in 1992 and later released. After his release, Najar recycled into the militancy in 1995. He had escaped

Rohingyas divide Kashmir and Jammu regions on communal lines

Arjun Sharma The issue of Rohingyas that has shaken entire world has divided Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim majority state of the country, on communal lines. More than 10000 Rohingyas who are living in Jammu are being seen by the Hindu majority region as a virtual threat. On the other hand the Muslim majority

J-K electricity employees to go on strike from Sep 12

Jammu and Kashmir electricity department employees today announced a three-day protest-cum- strike from September 12 in support of their demands, including regularisation of services of daily workers and sanctioning of risk allowances. Employees have worked hard for the department’s welfare and have left no stone unturned to take it to new heights. But officers and