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Independent candidates win 13 wards in Ganderbal.

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Independent candidates have won in 13 wards of Municipal committee Ganderbal.Officials said independent candidates won 13 out of total 17 wards in the recently held civic elections.BJP and Congress each have won two wards in the municipal area.Of 17 wards in the municipal committee, candidates were elected unopposedin five wards.

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Congress wins all wards in Banihal.

Congress party has won all four wards in Banihal municipal committee where the counting of votes concluded on Saturday. The winners include two women candidates.The counting of votes in the recently held municipal elections in the state began at 8:am.The counting of votes has concluded in some municipal areas while ...

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Centre’s assistance sought in declaring Mughal Gardens World Heritage Sites.

The Governor’s Administration has sought central government assistance to project Mughal gardens as World Heritage sites.The matter was discussed during a meeting between Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Nirupama Kotru. During the meeting, Ganai sought central governments’ assistance in preparing ...

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Once a commercial hub, Downtown now a victim of frequent restrictions.

An eerie calm, spools of concertina wire, forces personnel in riot-gear dotting the deserted streets and traumatised faces of young and old: This is the most simplified description of Srinagar’s Downtown—once a bustling commercial hub—by its residents braving the brunt of frequent restrictions imposed by the forces there. According to ...

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ULB polls: Who’ll wrest seat of power in Srinagar?

In the electoral battle for the prestigious Srinagar municipal body, independents are likely to play a crucial role in deciding who will stake claim to the powerful position of the mayor.When the counting for the recently-held municipal election will begin on Saturday morning, all eyes would be on outcome for ...

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Elections in Kashmir will lead to smooth fund flow from Delhi’.

Union minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Ahir Friday said that elections in Kashmir “will lead to a smooth fund flow” from New Delhi for various developmental activities “that will ultimately help restore permanent peace in the region.” He also said that all threats issued by militants and other ...

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Govt contemplates amendment to juvenile law to legalise adoption.

The government is contemplating to amend J&K Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 to legalise adoption in the state. The juvenile law of 2013, which was implemented in the state last year after delay of many years, contained no provision for adoption because J&K being a Muslim ...

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Fearful of police profiling in Punjab, Kashmiri students returning home.

Kashmiri students studying at various colleges in Punjab have started returning home to the valley fearing harassment and arrest, alleging police were profiling them.The students and their parents said Punjab police have issued “forms” through college administrations to be filled in by the Kashmiri students. The forms entitled “Other students ...

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SAC likely to take call on Gulmarg Master Plan.

Jammu and Kashmir’s state administrative council (SAC) in its next meeting is likely take a call on the Gulmarg Master Plan prepared by town planning department.A senior official of housing and planning department informed that the Plan has been submitted to the government which will put it before the SAC ...

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Moderate temblor jolts J&K.

An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET Department, said the earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at around 6.55 p.m.”The coordinates of the quake were latitude 38.4 degrees north and longitude 73.8 degrees east. The epicentre was in ...

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