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LJP for revocation of highway, Jamaat ban

Lok Janshakti Party national spokesperson Sanjay Saraf on Tuesday demanded revocation of ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir, saying the organisation is “religious and civil” in nature. Addressing mediapersons at Kashmir Press Club here, he said that Jammat is running thousands of educational and welfare institutions in Kashmir. “Banning Jamaat ...

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Again, Valley students allotted NEET exam centres outside Kashmir

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has once again designated exam centres of National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) 2019 outside Valley for Kashmir based students.The move has evoked massive resentment among the students who said their exam has been made costly by the exam conducting body- NTA. The NEET exams is ...

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PARLIAMENTARY POLLS|Islamia School Kargil nominates independent candidate for Ladakh seat, NC, PDP support

After much speculation and deliberation the influential Islamia School Kargil has nominated the local scribe and social activist Sajad Kargili as Independent candidate for Ladakh parliamentary seat. Kargili had earlier played an active role in the agitation for a separate divisional status for Kargil.Various socio religious organisations including Anjuman Jamiat ...

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‘NC responsible for death and destruction’

National Conference is responsible for death and destruction in Kashmir, the Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone said on Tuesday, day after NC vice-president Omar Abdullah alleged that Lone’s party was among parties which “destroyed” the state.Addressing a series of meetings in Kangan, Lone said that NC has nothing to showcase ...

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No place for hate speeches in electoral discourse: Omar

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Tuesday welcomed the Election Commission’s order barring four prominent politicians from electioneering for two to three days for their “provocative” or “snide” remarks. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, however, wanted the poll panel to take harsher measures against the leaders making hate speeches ...

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Congress will never allow BJP to abrogate Article 370: Azad

Leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party “cannot dare to touch Article 370 till the Congress party exists”. Azad was speaking to media-persons after addressing a series of election meetings in remote villages ...

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Governor for strict action against ‘corrupt elements’

Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday reviewed the functioning of government departments at a high-level meeting here and called for strict against “corrupt elements”. The Governor appreciated the working of officers and observed that he has “full faith” in capabilities of officers in running the affairs of the state in an ...

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ED attaches Watali’s assets worth Rs 6.19 cr

The Enforcement Directorate Tuesday said it has attached Rs 6.19 crore assets of Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali in a money laundering case related to alleged funding of militancy and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. The agency also charged Watali and Hurriyat leaders of receiving funds from Pakistan through ...

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ACB files charge sheet against govt employee in Jammu and Kashmir.

After completing the investigation and seeking sanction for prosecution from the competent authority, the charge sheet was filed against the accused in the special judge anti-corruption, Jammu for legal determination. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Tuesday filed a charge sheet against a government official for accepting a bribe of Rs 13,000 ...

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NIA summons KEA chairman Yasin Khan in funding case

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday summoned the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Muhammad Yaseen Khan in alleged funding case. “Whereas it appears that you are acquainted with the circumstances of the case noted below, which is now under investigation by the NIA, New Delhi, you are hereby required to ...

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