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LA passes Rs 95,666.97 cr Budget for 2018-19

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The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today passed the Rs 95,666.97 crore budget for 2018- 19 with 20 percent rise in the budget size over this year. The Jammu and Kashmir Appropriation Bill-2018 moved by the Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu in the House in this regard was passed ...

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J&K: 2 CRPF jawans, 2 civilians injured in grenade blast

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In Jammu & Kashmir, two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force and two civilians were injured in a grenade blast near Main Market at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this afternoon. CRPF spokesman told AIR that suspected militants hurled a grenade towards a patrol of CRPF of D/180 ...

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Centre, State on same page on extending healing touch: CM

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Asserting that dialogue was the “core philosophy” of her government, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday said she has been emphasising on this aspect for long and now an interlocutor has been appointed for the purpose. She also said the Centre and the State were on the same page when it ...

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Govt thwarts Shopian march, imposes restrictions

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Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and Shopian districts to foil the separatists’ plan of holding march to Shopian to protest against the recent civilian killings. Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik had called for a march to Shopian district to ...

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Omar wants SIT to probe Shopian incident

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Leader of the opposition Omar Abdullah on Friday hit out at the government for making “tall claims on taking FIR against army to logical conclusion” and demanded the constitution of a high-level special investigation team to probe the killings of three people in Army firing in Shopian district on January ...

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Court accepts charges against Kashmiri separatists

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A court on Friday accepted framing of charges against Pakistan-based Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin and seven Kashmiri separatist leaders, accused of stoking unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. After taking cognisance of a NIA charge-sheet, Judge Tarun Sahrawat directed the probe agency to supply the copies of the charge-sheet to ...

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3 killed, 14 injured in road accident in Rajouri

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Three people were killed and 14 others injured today after a mini-bus (JK11-6229) skidded off the road and turned turtle in Rajouri district, police said. Two persons — Mohammad Tariq, son of Abdul Rashid of Phalni Samote and Mohammad Ashraf, son of Makhna, resident of Bhela Mohra — died on ...

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Over 400 CAPF companies to be deployed for Panchayat polls

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Over 40,000 personnel of the central paramilitary forces will be deployed to provide security for the upcoming Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. They said the Union Home Ministry, on the request of the State government, has decided to deploy 300 companies of various Central Armed Police Forces ...

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Sexual assaults on young girls in India, Pak heart breaking: UN

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The recent incidents of sexual assault on young girls in India and Pakistan are “heart-breaking”, the spokesperson of the UN chief said, underlining that the world body is trying to address the issue through access to education and women empowerment. He was responding to questions on recent incidents of rapes ...

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KU to conduct joint exam for 5th, 6th semester UG 2015 batch

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The government today asked the Kashmir University (KU) to take exam for fifth and sixth semester of 2015 Under Graduate batch of Kashmir region colleges jointly to compensate the time of the students lost due unfavorable to law and order situation. The directions were issued by Minister for Education Syed ...

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