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PANIC: The exodus begins as tourists, pilgrims flee

PANIC: The exodus begins as tourists, pilgrims flee

Srinagar: Tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims started to leave the Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of J&K authorities issuing an advisory, asking them to cut short their stay citing security threats. An official at Srinagar Airport said Indian Air Force (IAF) flights have been pressed into service “as per requirement”. Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Guv negated move to change JK’s special status: Omar

Guv negated move to change JK’s special status: Omar

Says his party demands statement to be issued in Parliament

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik has assured his party that no moves are planned on repealing articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, or the state’s trifurcation. However, the former J&K chief minister said he wants an assurance on these issues […]

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Four militants, non-local labourer killed in two separate encounters

Four militants, non-local labourer killed in two separate encounters

Army man also succumbed to injuries

Srinagar: Four militants, including a commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Baramulla and Shopian districts of in the last 36 hours, police said on Saturday. While two militants were killed in Sopore township of Baramulla district of north Kashmir, two others were killed in Shopian district of […]

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Keep fares under check, Aviation ministry tells airlines

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Saturday advised airlines to keep fares from Srinagar in check as Amarnath pilgrims and tourists prepared to leave the Kashmir Valley, a day after the J&K administration asked them to curtail their stay due to security threats. According to Airports Authority of India (AAI), 6,126 passengers reported at […]

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Policemen have not been asked to deposit weapons: ADGP

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Law and Order) Muneer Khan on Saturday dismissed the rumours that J&K police personnel were being asked to deposit their weapons, asserting that strict action will be taken against those spreading false information. “The tweet on social media in which it has been mentioned that J&K policemen are […]

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As govt asks Yatris, tourists to pack up from Kashmir, trade body flags tourism ‘promotion’

As govt asks Yatris, tourists to pack up from Kashmir, trade body flags tourism ‘promotion’

Says such moves will ensure a breakdown of economy

Srinagar: Amid uncertainty in Kashmir over Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry Saturday expressed concern over what it called the “unleashing of what could possibly only be referred as ‘Operation Bedlam’ on the helpless citizens of Kashmir”. At a presser in Srinagar, the trade body said that the “deliberate […]

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Instill sense of confidence among people: NC to Govt

Instill sense of confidence among people: NC to Govt

Appeals to people not to fall for rumours, maintain harmony

JAMMU: Expressing concern over “unprecedented situation” of wherein the government restricted two important pilgrimages of Amarnath Yatra in the Valley and Machail Mata in Kishtwar, National Conference on Saturday called for initiation of “effective and immediate measures to instill confidence among the people”. In a statement issued on Saturday, the party called for defusing the […]

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No need to beg GoI for retaining JK’s special status: Muzzaffar Shah

Srinagar: Muzzaffar Shah Senior Vice President Awami National Conference (ANC) has expressed concern over the fresh uncertainty in Kashmir over Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Speaking at a press conference in Srinagar on Saturday, Shah has said whatever happening on ground and the steps taken by the government “suggest that New Delhi is hell bent […]

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NC’s one-upmanship hurting cause of unity in Kashmir: Shah Faesal

‘After meeting PM separately what sense does it make to meet Governor separately?’

Srinagar: Peoples United Front leader Shah Faesal has taken potshots at National Conference leadership for refusing to be a part of the All Party delegation that met Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday evening, but meeting him separateky the very next day. “NC’s one-upmanship is hurting the cause of unity in Kashmir,” said Faesal soon […]

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Move beyond advisories; reach out to people of Kashmir: Sajad Lone to New Delhi

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s latest order asking tourists and Amarnath Yatris pack up from Kashmir have pushed the valley into a “state of hopelessness and scare”, Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone said on Saturday. In a statement, Lone said the multiple orders had “created an environment of fear and uncertainty”. “It is […]

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