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Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip.

Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq’s worst accident in years.There was an outpouring of grief among residents who only this year resumed the annual ...

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SKIMS constitutes inquiry committee to probe alleged medical negligence.

A day after a patient from Handwara alleged medical negligence, authorities at Shere-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura have constituted an inquiry committee to probe the matter.A SKIMS official said it has come to their notice that a video is being circulated on social media in which alleged negligence ...

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Protests in Tral against detention of youths.

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Protests erupted in south Kashmir’s Tral on Thursday after more than a dozen youth were detained by government forces in various areas.The families and relatives of detained youths assembled at Bus Stand and marched towards the main market. The protesters were demanding immediate release of their sons. “During last one ...

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Shujaat’s killing: SSP security points fingers at ‘some media guys’.

A police officer Thursday claimed that chief editor of Rising Kashmir ‘ShujaatBukhari had confided with him about “some media guys spreading canards against him and creating conducive atmosphere for his murder”. In a series of tweets SSP Security of J&K police ImtiyazHussain Thursday wrote: “Shujaat had confided with me how ...

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Yasin Malik’s solitary confinement in jail can endanger his life: JKLF.

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Thursday said that putting its incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik in solitary confinement at Kot Balwal Jail, Jammu, could endanger his life. “Booking  Yasin Malik  under Public Safety Act (PSA), shifting him to Kot-Balwal Jail and  putting him in solitary confinement has raised many ...

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Hurriyat (G) alleges harassment of leaders, their relatives.

Hurriyat Conference (G) today alleged harassment of pro-freedom leaders, activists and their relatives by the investigating agencies. “After failing to curb and contain the ongoing movement for right to self-determination by all the military might, government is framing and arresting leaders, activists and their relatives by using the investigating agencies, ...

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Have to strengthen institutions of transparency in J&K: Shah Fasesal.

Former bureaucrat turned politician and working president of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Dr Shah Faesal on Thursday said that lot more needs to be done to strengthen the institutions of transparency in the state. In a statement Dr Shah Faesal said, “It is an irony that even a decade ...

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PC leader Salam Ud Din Bajad joins National Conference.

Noted broadcaster, former deputy director general Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar, chief editor Nawa-e-Qoum and Peoples Conference  Lok Sabha candidate Salam Ud Din Bajad on Thursday joined Jammu and Kashmir National Conference. Welcoming former broadcaster into the party fold, party vice president Omar Abdullah said, “Our party stands for equitable development approach ...

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Sehrai condemns slapping PSA on TeH leaders.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has strongly condemned the slapping of PSA on Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Tashooq Ahmed Banday, Manzoor Ahmed Bhat of Budgam and Farooq Ahmed Shah of Kulgam and shifting them to Jammu Jail. In a statement he said, “it is a sheer injustice that they have ...

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Omar Abdullah would usher new era of development: Farooq Shah.

Regretting that Gulmarg constituency has been ignored over so many years , National Conference leader Farooq Ahamad Shah Thursday said that his party would usher a new era of development in the border constituency that is world famous for its tourism potential . Addressing a gathering in his home village ...

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