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130.5 hectares of encroached land retrieved from illegal occupants in J&K: Govt

130.5 hectares of encroached land retrieved from illegal occupants in J&K: Govt

Jammu: Authorities have retrieved 130.5 hectares from illegal occupation in Jammu and Rajouri districts, days after Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra expressed concern over the encroachment of over 90,000 hectares of state land and directed for effective measures to deal with the problem, an official spokesman said today. While 1590 kanals (79.5 hectares) […]

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Anganwadi workers, helpers announce suspension of their 6-month-long stir

Anganwadi workers, helpers announce suspension of their 6-month-long stir

Jammu: Anganwadi workers and helpers in Jammu and Kashmir Monday announced suspension of their nearly six-month-long agitation for various demands including hike in honorarium, saying they are temporarily resuming work on the assurance of the state administration. Over 28,000 Anganwadi workers and helpers went on an indefinite strike across the state on February 1 to […]

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This is Modi’s ‘brutal New India’: Rahul on Alwar lynching case

This is Modi’s ‘brutal New India’: Rahul on Alwar lynching case

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday said hatred had replaced humanity in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “brutal” ‘New India’ and cited a media report which claimed that policemen in Alwar took three hours to take a dying victim of a lynch mob to a hospital as they took a tea-break enroute. The 28-year-old victim […]

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125 transgenders to work as poll observers during Pak election

125 transgenders to work as poll observers during Pak election

Islamabad: In a first, around 125 members of the transgender community will work as observers at various polling stations across Pakistan to monitor the transparency and impartiality of the elections on July 25, according to a media report. Trained by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability, an NGO which aimed at educating people and […]

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Bill providing for stringent punishment in rape cases in LS

Bill providing for stringent punishment in rape cases in LS

New Delhi: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which provides for stringent punishment including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, was today introduced in the Lok Sabha. The amendment bill, once approved by Parliament, will replace the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance promulgated on April 21, following an […]

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Over 1.2k pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Over 1.2k pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu: A fresh batch of over 1,200 pilgrims, including 300 women and 100 sadhus, left the base camp here for the cave-shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir today, officials said. They said a minor landslide, triggered by overnight rains, struck the Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Jaswal bridge in Ramban district early in the day, but […]

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Toronto police say 9 people shot, shooter dead

Toronto police say 9 people shot, shooter dead

Toronto: Toronto police says nine people have been shot and the shooter is dead after a gunman opened fire in the Toronto neighborhood known as Greektown. Toronto police tweets that the condition of the victims is not known yet and said a young girl is one of the victims. They say the dead shooter is […]

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Trump to Iran: ‘Never, ever threaten’ US again

Trump to Iran: ‘Never, ever threaten’ US again

Washington:  President Donald Trump today warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States. “Never, ever threaten the united states again or you will suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before,” he said on Twitter in a direct […]

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JKCA scam: Court directs Farooq Abdullah to appear before it on Aug 29

JKCA scam: Court directs Farooq Abdullah to appear before it on Aug 29

Srinagar: A local court here has asked National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah to appear before it for seeking bail in connection with the multi-crore scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). In an interim order on an application moved by Abdullah’s lawyer seeking exemption from personal appearance of the former chief minister […]

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Farooq appeals for ‘peace in Kashmir’

Farooq appeals for ‘peace in Kashmir’

Urges govt to start dialogue with Pakistan

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and Member parliament from Srinagar Constituency, Farooq Abdullah on Saturday made an emotional appeal to the union government for ensuring peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In his maiden speech in the 16th Lok Sabha, Farooq raised the issue of peace in Kashmir and made an emotional appeal to […]

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