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Abrogation of Article 370 unconstitutional, people of J&K bypassed: Petitioners to SC

Abrogation of Article 370 unconstitutional, people of J&K bypassed: Petitioners to SC

New Delhi: The Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 was “unconstitutional” since people of Jammu and Kashmir were “bypassed” and any proposal for altering the constitutional status of the erstwhile state should emanate from the citizens there, one of the petitioners said in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by […]

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Future course of action will be decided only after Farooq, Omar are released: NC

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) on Tuesday said its future course of action would be taken only after party patron and MP Farooq Abdullah and party vice president Omar Abdullah were released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. The Abdullahs, along with a host of other political leaders, have been detained since August 5 when the […]

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Citizenship Bill: Cong slams govt, says it is attack on Constitution and idea of India

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday slammed the government over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with several leaders, including former party chief Rahul Gandhi, describing the proposed legislation as antithetical to the Constitution and the idea of India. Anyone who supports it is attempting to destroy the foundation of the country, Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter a […]

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8 chargesheeted in Baramulla for misappropriation of govt funds

Jammu: The Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against eight people, including five government officials, in a seven-year-old case of misappropriation of government funds in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, an official spokesperson said. The charge sheet was filed against the accused, including the officials of the Roads and Buildings department, in the court […]

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For second straight day, all flights remain cancelled at Srinagar airport

For second straight day, all flights remain cancelled at Srinagar airport

Srinagar: Flight operations at Srinagar airport remained suspended for the second consecutive day as all flights were cancelled on Sunday due to dense fog causing poor visibility in the Kashmir valley, officials said. All flights at Srinagar airport were cancelled on Sunday and no flight operations took place, an Airport Authority of India (AAI) official said. […]

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Srinagar records coldest night of season

Srinagar records coldest night of season

Jammu: Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season as severe cold conditions continued unabated in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Sunday, an official of the Meteorological Department said. At a low of minus 26 degrees Celsius, Drass in Kargil district of Ladakh was the coldest recorded place, while the minimum temperature […]

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Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed for repair work

Jammu: The 270-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Sunday to facilitate “necessary repair work”, while one-way traffic resumed on 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway and Mughal road after remaining closed for several weeks due to heavy snowfall, officials said. Inspector General of Police, traffic, Alok Kumar said vehicular movement on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the […]

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After facing acute shortage, J-K’s Kishtwar to get five lakh gallons of water

Jammu: The residents of Kishtwar and its adjoining areas in Jammu and Kashmir are all set to get five lakh gallons of surplus drinking water with the inauguration of the prestigious Naigadh Water Supply Scheme later this month, officials said on Sunday. The work on the project, planned to overcome acute water scarcity in Kishtwar […]

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Govt puts up 11 airports in J&K for bidding under regional air connectivity scheme

Govt puts up 11 airports in J&K for bidding under regional air connectivity scheme

New Delhi: As many as 11 airports in Jammu and Kashmir, and two in Ladakh have been put up for bidding under the fourth round of the regional air connectivity scheme, according to a release. So far, 688 routes have been awarded to various air operators under the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) that […]

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4,000 passports delivered in Kashmir Valley post Aug 5: Prasad

4,000 passports delivered in Kashmir Valley post Aug 5: Prasad

New Delhi: As many as 4,000 passports were delivered in the Kashmir Valley post August 5, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told Rajya Sabha on Thursday and appreciated India Post for its good services in Jammu and Kashmir despite difficult circumstances. “I want to place on record my appreciation of the Postal Department people who, in […]

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