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Sharda Peeth corridor to open up for Kashmiri pundits, says Pakistan

Sharda Peeth corridor to open up for Kashmiri pundits, says Pakistan

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to a media report. The Sharda Peeth corridor, when opened, will be the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor in […]

 Press Trust of India

Mehbooba welcomes move

Mehbooba welcomes move

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Monday said opening of ShardaPeeth temple in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) for Kashmiri Pandits can help India and Pakistan navigate the current impasse. “Not too long ago I had written to PM imploring GoI to reopen ShardaPeeth, a temple across LoC for Kashmiri Pandits. An initiative like this at a […]

 KV Correspondent

Pulwama attack fallout: CRPF to procure more shielded vehicles to escape IED blasts

Pulwama attack fallout: CRPF to procure more shielded vehicles to escape IED blasts

New Delhi: The CRPF will procure a new fleet of mine protected vehicles (MPVs) and small 30-seater buses to ensure safety of its troop convoys in the Kashmir Valley, the chief of the force has said. The paramilitary has also decided to enhance the number of its bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) for its […]

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LS polls: NC President Farooq Abdullah files nomination papers for Srinagar

LS polls: NC President Farooq Abdullah files nomination papers for Srinagar

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah Monday filed nomination papers from the prestigious Srinagar LokSabha seat which is going to polls in the second phase of the general election on April 18. Abdullah, who is seeking re-election from the constituency, was accompanied by his son and NC vice-president Omar Abdullah and other leaders of […]

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LS polls: North Kashmir all set to witness a multi-cornered contest

Srinagar: It will be multi-cornered contest for election to Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency as 10 candidates filed nomination papers on Monday, taking the total number of candidates in the north Kashmir seat to 14 as the process of filing papers for the first phase ended. “We have received 14 nomination papers from candidates, put up […]

 KV Correspondent

Our regularization being prolonged, say SSA teachers

Srinagar: The school education department has come under severe criticism for withholding the regularisation of hundreds of teachers recruited under erstwhile Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme in the department. The teachers said their five years tenure was completed in 2017 and 2018 but the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) was delaying the issuance of […]

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BJP seeks disqualification of NC candidate in north Kashmir

Says Lone raised 'pro-Pak slogans'

Jammu: The BJP Monday asked the Election Commission of India to stop Jammu and Kashmir Assembly’s former Speaker and National Conference candidate from Baramulla, Mohmmad Akbar Lone, from contesting the polls for allegedly raising “pro-Pakistan slogans” at one of his poll campaign rallies. The state unit of the BJP raised the demand for cancellation of […]

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Assembly polls in JK: EC special observers meet CRPF, police top brass

New Delhi: The three special observers appointed by the Election Commission (EC) to help it decide on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir Monday met top officials of the CRPF and state police here. Sources aware of the meeting said since the CRPF is the principal security agency in the state, the observers wanted […]

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Roadshows, bike rallies during elections to continue

Roadshows, bike rallies during elections to continue

SC dismisses plea seeking ban

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a petition filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh and an environmentalist seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ban roadshows and bike rallies during polls. “We are not inclined to entertain this,” a bench of Chief Justice RanjanGogoi and Justice […]

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JF-17 used to shoot down Indian aircraft, says Pak military

Denies use of US-made F-16 jets

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military has said for the first time that JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft developed jointly with China were used in retaliation to India’s pre-emptive strikes on a JeM terror camp in Balakot as it once again denied that US-made F-16 jets were involved in the attack. Referring to the aerial dogfight with the Indian […]

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