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Traffic suspended on Srinagar-Jammu highway after fresh snowfall

Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday morning suspended traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather linking route to Kashmir Valley with the rest of world. “We have suspended traffic as a precautionary measure on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Tuesday morning due to fresh snowfall on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel”, official said and […]

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Article 370 was only ‘tunnel of light’ connecting Centre and erstwhile JK: SC told

Article 370 was only ‘tunnel of light’ connecting Centre and erstwhile JK: SC told

New Delhi: Article 370 of the Constitution was the only “tunnel of light” which maintained the relationship between the Centre and the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Supreme Court was told on Tuesday. Petitioners challenging the Centre’s decision taken on August 5 last year to abrogate provisions of Article 370 contended that the Constitution […]

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CEO briefs JK Lt Guv about poll preparation to vacant panchayat, BDC seats

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar today called on Lt Governor G C Murmu here and informed him about the preparations for the elections to vacant seats of panchayats and block development councils (BDCs) in the Union Territory, a Raj Bhavan spokesman said. According to officials, the elections to the nearly 13,000 […]

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IMF trims global growth forecast for 2019 on India slowdown

Davos: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday lowered growth estimate for the world economy to 2.9 per cent for 2019, citing “negative surprises” in few emerging market economies, especially India. Providing an update to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) ahead of the inauguration of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit here, the fund also […]

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Intense cold conditions in Kashmir Valley

Intense cold conditions in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Kashmir reeled under intense cold conditions on Monday as the minimum temperature stayed several degrees below freezing point across the valley, the MET Office said on Monday. A MET official said the freezing temperatures led to development of a layer of frost on roads which caused inconvenience to people especially to motorists but bright sunshine […]

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JK DGP supports establishment of deradicalisation centres

JK DGP supports establishment of deradicalisation centres

Srinagar: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh on Monday supported the idea of setting up deradicalisation centres for youth, who have gone astray, in the trouble torn union territory. “In recent times, there have been lot of efforts from Pakistan and it’s agencies to spur radicalisation in this area, some of our […]

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5 out of 36 Union ministers to visit Kashmir

Srinagar: Only five out of 36 Union ministers will be visiting Kashmir as part of the Centre’s outreach programme in the newly-created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. According to officials, the ministers visiting the Valley over the next four days are Telecommunications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas […]

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Three Hizb militants killed in Shopian encounter

Three Hizb militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar: Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a police deserter and a top-ranking commander, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wacchi area of Shopian following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. […]

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No bar on probing past crimes of Davinder Singh: JK DGP

No bar on probing past crimes of Davinder Singh: JK DGP

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh on Monday said there was no bar on investigating past crimes committed by sacked police officer Davinder Singh. “There is no bar on investigating any complaints against him (Davinder Singh) if we receive a formal complaint,” the DGP told reporters. He was responding to a question about reports that […]

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Petrol bomb hurled at CRPF bunker in Pulwama, no damage done

Srinagar: Miscreants on Monday hurled a petrol bomb at security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district but there was no damage done, police said. The petrol bomb was lobbed towards a CRPF bunker at Newa in Pulwama Monday evening, a police official said. He said there was no loss of life or injury in […]

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