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Physiotherapist among two militants killed in Bijbehara

Physiotherapist among two militants killed in Bijbehara

Anantnag: A physiotherapist was one among the two militants killed in Bijbehara town of Anantnag district on Thursday early morning. An official said that two militants were killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Bangandar Mohalla of Bijbehara town. He added that a joint of army’s 3RR and SOG launched […]

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PDP will be part of next govt in JK: Mehbooba in Shopian

PDP will be part of next govt in JK: Mehbooba in Shopian

Leads protest rally in Pulwama against suspension of LoC trade

Shopian: Former Chief Minister and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that her party “will be part of next Jammu and Kashmir government”. Addressing the first workers’ convention in Shopian after 2016 agitation at Circuit House, Mehbooba claimed that PDP has “already took a lead against their opponents in first phase […]

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Anantnag records 13.63 percent voter turnout

Anantnag records 13.63 percent voter turnout

Srinagar/Anantnag: The restive Anantnag district witnessed a 13.63 percent polls during the first leg of three-phase polling for the Parliamentary constituency. The polls however, were incident free. Addressing media persons here this evening, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shailendra Kumar said that the overall percentage recorded in the District during today’s polling was 13.63 with […]

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Alarm: 11 youth reported missing across South Kashmir during April

Alarm: 11 youth reported missing across South Kashmir during April

Shopian/Pulwama: As south Kashmir is all set to brace up for a date with democracy, youth across the restive region continue to take to arms with 11 youth reported missing this month alone. Reports suggest that the missing youth from Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts have joined the militant ranks with home coming calls from […]

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Hundreds converge at Ashmuqam, participate in traditional ‘Zool’ ritual

Hundreds converge at Ashmuqam, participate in traditional ‘Zool’ ritual

Aishmuqam: Hundreds of devotees on Saturday thronged the holy shrine of Sufi saint Sakhi Zainuddin Wali (RA) in Aishmuqam where they performed the traditional ‘Zool’ ritual. The ritual is being performed by devotees as a mark of respect for the saint as it is held to mark the beginning of the agricultural activity after a […]

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Frequent traffic jams make life difficult in Sangam, Bijbehara

Anantnag: With number of vehicles increasing every day, the traffic management is becoming a daunting task for the authorities in Main Chowk Sangam and main Town area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The mismanagement of the traffic and callous attitude of drivers and commuters has left Sangam and Bijbehara in continued mess, often […]

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Meet Asrar ul Haq who released his first book “Breeze” on Friday

Pulwama: Hailing from a remote Tral Bala village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a young writer created history of sorts when he released his first book on Friday. Asrar ul Haq son of Sheikh Abdul Rashid resident of Tral bala (Upper town Tral) released his book ‘Breeze’ at a function organized at ‘Future Vision Model […]

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Lackluster poll campaigning witnessed in south Kashmir districts

Pulwama/Shopian: With just days left for Lok Sabha Polls in parts of Anantnag Parliament seat the campaign here has remained a low key affair with political parties avoiding most parts of the Shoipan, Kulgam and Pulwama districts. The two main districts, Pulwama and Shopian have not witnessed even a single public gathering or a major […]

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Locals, tourists suffer as vital Aishmuqam-Pahalgam road in shambles

Blacktopping this year, say officials

Anantnag: The vital Aishmuqam-Pahalgam road in south Kashmir, which has not been macadamised by the authorities since 2007, is giving tough time to commuters. The dilapidated road is causing inconvenience to the residents as well as the tourists who visit the famous tourist spot, Pahalgam in the district. “It takes more than an hour to […]

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Strengthening democracy: Five months on, 28 Sarpanchs in Pulwama yet to take oath

Strengthening democracy: Five months on, 28 Sarpanchs in Pulwama yet to take oath

Pulwama: Even after five months have elapsed after the Panchayat elections were held in Jammu and Kashmir, around 28 Sarpanchs have failed to take oath of office in various areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. These Sarpanchs who had put their lives at risk to contest elections are in a dilemma as the Panchayat bodies […]

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