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Govt mulling Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for civic-poll candidates.

The state government is contemplating an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for the candidates participating in the upcoming local bodies and panchayat elections. The move is geared to instill confidence among them in the wake of threats from militants and encourage them to join the fray.  “The plan is ...

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Geelani chairs Hurriyat (G)’s executive council meeting.

Hurriyat Conference (G)  chairman Syed Ali Geelani today urged the people to stay away from the upcoming Panchyat and local bodies polls.“These (elections) have been used as a tool to continue forcible control of the state, plunder its precious assets,  change its demography and tinker with its state subject law,” ...

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Will provide corruption-free governance system: Jammu and Kashmir Governor.

Ensuring a transparent and people-oriented governance system is my topmost priority as head of Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday, and assured that he would listen to public grievances frequently and address them swiftly. In an exclusive interview  Malik, who replaced NarendaNath Vohra, said that ...

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CASOs, detention of resistance leaders ahead of polls Delhi’s defeat: Mirwaiz.

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday said frequent cordon and search operations across South Kashmir and “the fresh wave of detaining pro-freedom leaders and activists ahead of civic polls reflect New Delhi’s defeat in Kashmir.” “We discussed that how frequent CASOs are being launched across South Kashmir and ...

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Article 35-A is non-negotiable: NPM.

National Peace Movement on Tuesday said that Article 35-A is non-negotiable as this law was passed and implemented by then Maharaja Hari Singh on the plea of Kashmiri Pandits and Dogras to safeguard Jammu and Kashmir from invaders. In a statement here national spokesperson of the party Subodh Mukoo said, ...

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Reconsider decision to shift prisoners from Kashmir to outside jails: Tarigami.

MLA Kulgam and senior leader of CPI(M) M Y Tarigami on Tuesday said that the government should reconsider its decision of shifting prisoners from Valley jails to outside state jails as it causes lot of hardships and inconvenience to their families. In a statement here Tarigami said, “There are reports ...

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Menace of liquor consumption wasting Kashmir’s generation next : Alama Hami.

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Karwan-e-Islami patron Alama Ghulam Rasool Hami on Tuesday said the extensive anti-liquor campaign launched by his party has started bearing fruits. While addressing a seminar at Mehboob-ul-Alam College of Education at Bandipora, Alama Hami said, “The menace of liquor consumption is eating the young generation of Kashmir as it has ...

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PCCF chairs meeting on SFC

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Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Suresh Chugh, today took a detailed joint meeting of Territorial Forest and J&K State Forest Corporation regarding handing over of markings to SFC for the year 2018-19. The Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir Farooq Gillani informed that the yearly markings handed over to SFC ...

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No fuel to two wheelers without helmet in Budgam.

In order to curb the practice of riding two wheelers without helmets and to avert road traffic accidents involving two wheelers, the District Magistrate Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today directed all petrol pump owners in the territorial jurisdiction of the district Budgam not to provide petrol to two wheelers ...

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Municipal Polls-2018: CEO issues formal notification for Phase-I.

The Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Shaleen Kabar today issued formal notification for the conduct of Phase-I of Municipal Polls-2018. The notification has been issued for Srinagar Municipal Corporation (ward No. 16-17 and 74), Municipal Committee Kupwara (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Handwara (1 to 13 wards), Municipal Committee Bandipora ...

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