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Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard

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An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains today killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 for the city of Yasuj in Isfahan province, said Mohammad Tabatabai, director of public relations for the ...

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Pro-rape accused rally shameful: CPI(M)

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Senior CPI(M) leader and MLA M Y Tarigami today termed the rally organised by a fringe right-wing group, demanding the release of the accused in the rape and murder of a minor girl, as the most “shameful act” and against human values. He expressed hope that the civil society here ...

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LAWDA proposes Rs 38-cr road project to protect Dal Lake

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A Rs 38-crore proposal for construction of a road through interior Srinagar aimed at conserving the famous Dal Lake has been submitted to the Jammu and Kashmir government. “We have submitted a detailed project report at an estimated cost of Rs 38 crore for construction of the Western Foreshore Road ...

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“JK Home Deptt ignored warnings over shifting Naveed to Kashmir jail”

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Investigations into the escape of Lashker-e-Taiba militant Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from SMHS Hospital has revealed lapses at different stages, especially the failure of the prosecution wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as the State Home department over hurriedly issuing orders for transfer of the accused to Central ...

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Judiciary, military have become my enemies: Nawaz Sharif

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Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today accused the country’s judiciary and powerful military of “conspiring” against him and asserted that he was not “afraid” of them. Speaking at a big rally in Punjab’s Sheikhupura district, the 67-year-old Sharif said both the judiciary and military had become his enemies and ...

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India, Pak troops trade fire in Poonch

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Indian and Pakistani troops once again traded fire across the LoC in Poonch district, police said. The firing from small and heavy weapons from across the border in the Khari Karmara sector started around 1725 hours and continued for 15 minutes, a police official said. However, there was no report ...

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Rain, snow likely from Tuesday: IMD

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Jammu and Kashmir is likely to witness another spell of rains or snow as a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to affect the region from February 20 (Tuesday), Meteorological Department predicted on Sunday. “A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan region from 20th February onwards and ...

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JCO injured in Poonch explosion

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A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of Army was injured in an explosion in Mendhar area of Poonch district on Sunday. Reports said that the officer, identified as Om Prakash belonging to Army’s 5 Mahar was injured in the blast. Officials said injured army-man was shifted to Udhampur base hospital.

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French skier injured while skiing in Gulmarg

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A French skier was injured today while skiing in Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Aleix Goyer had a fall while skiing on the slopes of Affarwat peak in Gulmarg, a police official said. He has rushed to Bones and Joints Hospital here for treatment and his ...

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PaK govt orders state funeral for LoC victims

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Prime Minister of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has instructed authorities to give state funerals to those killed due to “firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control”. Haider yesterday accused the Indian Army of targeting civilians, including women and children, ‘The Express Tribune’ reported. “All deputy commissioners have been ...

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