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Drabu presents Rs 80k cr ‘potential game-changer’ budget


The Jammu and Kashmir government today unveiled a Rs 80,313 crore budget, which Finance Minister claimed as being a “potential game-changer budget full of welfare initiatives.” The budget has multiple sops for farmers and industry, and a pledge to implement 7th Pay Commission from April with 1 percent DA for ...

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Girls perform better than boys in Class 12th exams


Girls once again did better than the boys in the Higher Secondary School Examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), the results for which were declared today. According to BOSE officials, 33,893 of the 55,163 candidates qualified the examination held in November last. While the ...

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Amend SRO-202: Student leader tells JK Govt


J&K’ government’s young probationers got support from an unexpected quarter today when Shehla Rashid Shora, former vice-president of the JNU Students’ Union lent voice to their concerns vis-à-vis provisions of SRO-202. “It is extremely disappointing to see the manner in which the J&K government is taking a stubborn stand on ...

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No easy, quick solutions to Indo-Pak issues: Ex-diplomat


There are no easy and quick solutions to the issues between India and Pakistan, a former diplomat has said. T C A Raghavan, the former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, said the issues between the two countries are characterised by lack of trust and they can only be addressed through ...

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Dr Omar Shah appointed as Dir SKIMS


The state government today appointed Dr. Omar Javed Shah as Director Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)  “till further orders.” In an order under number 84-GAD of 2018 dated 11-01-2018,  Additional Secretary to Government  said that as approved  by the competent authority and in partial modification of Government order no ...

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Rise in mercury brings some respite from cold


There was some respite for residents of Kashmir from intense cold as the minimum temperature rose by several degrees at most places in the Valley and Ladakh region. There was a considerable improvement in the minimum temperature in the Valley and Ladakh region last night. Srinagar recorded a low of ...

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PDP nominates youth vice-presidents


PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today nominated Yawar Dilawar Mir and Varinder Singh Sonu as vice-presidents for party’s youth wing. Disclosing this here, PDP vice-president Mohammad Sartaj Madni said that party is committed to empower the youth and provide them a better space to lead the nation with innovative and energetic ...

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Boy commits suicide in Kulgam


A boy committed suicide in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district while another made a failed bid to end life in Kupwara, police said today. A 15-years-old boy of Katpora, Yaripora committed suicide by hanging himself at home. An official said that after completion of medico-legal formalities, the body of the deceased ...

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Red Fort attack suspect sent to 10-day police custody


A Kashmiri man, arrested in connection with the 2000 Red Fort attack case, was today sent to 10-day police custody by a Delhi court. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat allowed the plea of Delhi Police seeking 10 days custody of Bilal Ahmed Kawa, who was arrested yesterday from Delhi airport ...

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PDP MLA courts controversy


Ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Aijaz Ahmed courted controversy today by calling “Kashmiri militants” “martyrs” and “brothers”, batting for talks with separatists, and cautioning against glorifying killing of militants. “Terrorists, who are from Kashmir are martyrs. Yes, they are our brothers. They are our children,” Aijaz, an MLA from ...

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