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SKIMS organises lecture on RTI act

Administrative wing SKIMS Wednesday organised a lecture on ‘right to information act’ at SKIMS auditorium.The lecture was attended by all administrative heads of SKIMS, a statement here said. Jahan Ara, an expert on the subject, gave a PowerPoint presentation and discussed in detail the act.Director, SKIMS, on the occasion said ...

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CASO in Tral village

Government forces on Wednesday launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Gulshanpora village of Tral township in southern Awantipora police district. police official while confirming the CASO in the village, said the operation was launched on “specific inputs”. On Wednesday morning, forces personnel comprising Jammu & Kashmir police, army’s 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) ...

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Mehbooba’s failure as chowkidar forced youth to pick up arms: Omar

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that failure of the Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti to do ‘chowkidari’ (gatekeeping) forced the youth in Kashmir to pick up arms. Dejected by the thin attendance of people in her election meetings in southern Kashmir, Mehbooba Monday told her workers in ...

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Police register FIR in alleged beating of magistrate by forces

The police on Thursday registered an FIR into the alleged beating of a magistrate and his four other employees on election duty by the security forces in Anantnag district a day earlier. Sub-divisional magistrate Doroo, Ghulam Rasool Wani, Tuesday alleged that soldiers thrashed him, his driver and three other officials, ...

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With no security movement scheduled, civilian traffic allowed to ply

With no movement of security convoy scheduled during the day, civilian traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Wednesday, when it was supposed to be used exclusively by security forces under an official order, authorities said. On April 7, it was announced that the 270-km highway will be ...

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‘Release youth who threw stones on my cavalcade’

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday appealed to the police to release youth who had pelted her cavalcade with stones during an election rally in Khiram village of Bijbehara in  Anantnag district on April 15. “I request the police to release youth, in case they have been arrested, for ...

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Two army soldiers wounded in Kulgam militant attack

Two army soldiers were wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in was targeted by the militants in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday. A senior police officer told that the militants fired upon a vehicle carrying army soldiers of intelligence wing at Khudwani late Wednesday. The ...

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Elaborate arrangements put in place to prevent bogus voting: Officials

The Srinagar district election authorities have put in place elaborate arrangements across the district to prevent bogus voting in polling for Lok Sabha elections to Srinagar PC tomorrow. The multilayered arrangements include flying squads, micro-observers and videographers besides zonal and sector magistrates put in place across the district to ensure ...

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Central Jail Srinagar inmates suspend strike

Inmates of Central Jail Srinagar on Wednesday suspended their strike following assurances by the district administration. Sources said that Tehsildar Khanyar Abdul Rahman Dar who was deputed by the district administration met the inmates at the Central Jail following which they suspended the strike.The inmates went on strike after the ...

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‘Jungle raj’ in Kashmir, says Mehbooba Mufti on highway ban, assault on magistrate

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that ‘jungle raj’ is prevailing in Kashmir. Addressing reporters on the sidelines of an election meeting in southern district of Anantnag, Mehbooba said: “No law exists in Kashmir. The thrashing of SDM along ...

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