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PANIC: The exodus begins as tourists, pilgrims flee

PANIC: The exodus begins as tourists, pilgrims flee

Srinagar: Tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims started to leave the Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of J&K authorities issuing an advisory, asking them to cut short their stay citing security threats. An official at Srinagar Airport said Indian Air Force (IAF) flights have been pressed into service “as per requirement”. Jammu and Kashmir […]

 KV Correspondent

Educational institutions go in panic mode too

Authorities ask hostel borders to vacate premises immediately

Srinagar: Amid the chaos and confusion post government advisory issued for Yatris and tourists to cut short their stay in Kashmir, authorities have put the students community in dilemma over its decision to evacuate non-local students from NIT Srinagar. On Saturay, the state administration pressed around 50 SRTC buses to ferry NIT non local hostel […]

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Guv negated move to change JK’s special status: Omar

Guv negated move to change JK’s special status: Omar

Says his party demands statement to be issued in Parliament

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik has assured his party that no moves are planned on repealing articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, or the state’s trifurcation. However, the former J&K chief minister said he wants an assurance on these issues […]

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UK issues ‘negative’ advisory for its nationals

London: The UK government on Saturday updated the travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning them to “remain vigilant” and up to date with the developments, citing reports in the national media over a heightened security threat in the state. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its advisory a day […]

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Four militants, non-local labourer killed in two separate encounters

Four militants, non-local labourer killed in two separate encounters

Army man also succumbed to injuries

Srinagar: Four militants, including a commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Baramulla and Shopian districts of in the last 36 hours, police said on Saturday. While two militants were killed in Sopore township of Baramulla district of north Kashmir, two others were killed in Shopian district of […]

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Army foils attack by Pak’s BAT, kills at least five

Srinagar: Army has foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least five to seven intruders, according to a defence spokesman here. The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and militants. […]

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Keep fares under check, Aviation ministry tells airlines

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Saturday advised airlines to keep fares from Srinagar in check as Amarnath pilgrims and tourists prepared to leave the Kashmir Valley, a day after the J&K administration asked them to curtail their stay due to security threats. According to Airports Authority of India (AAI), 6,126 passengers reported at […]

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‘Machail Mata Yatra’ suspended in Kishtwar due to ‘security reasons’

Jammu: The 43-day-long ‘Machail Mata Yatra’ in Kishtwar district was suspended on Saturday due to security reasons, officials said. Authorities have asked people not to start the yatra and those on the way should leave and get back. “The yatra has been suspended with immediate effect due to security reasons,” Deputy Commissioner of Kishtwar Angrez […]

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Policemen have not been asked to deposit weapons: ADGP

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Law and Order) Muneer Khan on Saturday dismissed the rumours that J&K police personnel were being asked to deposit their weapons, asserting that strict action will be taken against those spreading false information. “The tweet on social media in which it has been mentioned that J&K policemen are […]

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Citing militant threat Govt cancels Amarnath Yatra

Citing militant threat Govt cancels Amarnath Yatra

Asks pilgrims, tourists to leave valley immediately

Asks pilgrims, tourists to leave valley immediately

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