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Defense Lawyer of Kathua rape and Murder case appointed as Additional Advocate General

 Thursday, July 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Sawhney was the counsel of the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, and his appointment as the Additional Advocate General by Governor Narinder Nath Vohra has led to a backlash in the Valley

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Governor Orders Cable Operators to Shutdown 30 Channels in Jammu & Kashmir

 Thursday, July 19, 2018  |  No Comments

The order states that in order to maintain law and order, it is necessary in
larger public interest and for the maintenance of peace and tranquility, to prohibit cable operators from transmitting TV channels not permitted by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Key Evidence disappears from Forensic Science Laboratory

 Wednesday, July 18, 2018  |  No Comments

In a shocking turn of events, the sealed envelope of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which was supposed to have the key evidence in the Kathua rape and murder case, was empty when it was opened before the court in Pathankot Punjab

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Sedition Case Filed Against Mehbooba Mufti

 Tuesday, July 17, 2018  |  No Comments

The case was filed by Viresh Shandilya, spokesman of Shree Hindu Takht (SHT) and President of Anti-Terrorist Front India in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ambala under sections 121, 124 A and 153 of Indian Penal Code

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Security Cover Downsized for Jammu Legislators

 Tuesday, July 17, 2018  |  No Comments

The new move came after the change of ministerial status of 25 legislators after the breakdown of alliance between PDP/BJP

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For the First Time, 105 Couples Marry in a Mass Ceremony in Srinagar

 Tuesday, July 17, 2018  |  No Comments

On Sunday, a mass marriage ceremony was held in Srinagar for the first time where 105 couples from various districts of the valley assembled at Amar Singh Club Srinagar and tied the knot

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Shutdown and Restrictions Marks the Martyrs’ Day in Jammu and Kashmir

 Saturday, July 14, 2018  |  No Comments

A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on Friday to commemorate martyrs’ day while separatist leaders were barred from offering tributes to the martyrs

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Government Employees Can’t Work Under A Coop: Shah Faesal

 Saturday, July 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Faesal had earlier tweeted that “Patriarchy+ Population+ Illiteracy+ Alcohol+ Porn+ Technology+ Anarchy= Rapistan” and was consequently charged for violating the All India Service (Conduct rules).

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Kashmiri Journalist Summoned by NIA in Asiya Andrabi Case

 Friday, July 13, 2018  |  No Comments

Ironically, Auqib had earlier interviewed DeM Chief Asiya Andrabi for a local weekly magazine where Andrabi had spoken on elections, militancy, Kashmir dispute and separatist politics

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SC orders transfer of Kathua rape and murder accused to Punjab Jail

 Tuesday, July 10, 2018  |  No Comments

The top Court rejected the objections raised by the Government of India and the lawyers representing the accused over the shifting and said that their transfer was being done due to “exceptional circumstances”.

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Militant’s Father die due to Cardiac Arrest in Shopian

 Tuesday, July 10, 2018  |  No Comments

Shopian: Father of a militant died due to cardiac arrest soon after hearing that his son was trapped in an encounter with government forces at Kundalan, Shopian. Reports said that Mohammad Ishaq Naikoo, father of Zeenat Naikoo, who had joined militant ranks two months back, suffered a heart stroke soon after hearing rumours that his […]

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Kulgam Killings: Army shoots 12 year old dead

 Monday, July 9, 2018  |  No Comments

Srinagar: Three teenagers including a 12 years old girl Andleeb were killed and five others injured in army firing during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Hawoora area of Redwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. Andleeb, a 7th standard student, died on the way to the hospital.  According to Andleeb’s family, she had […]

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Removal of Article 370 is the first Priority of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir

 Sunday, July 8, 2018  |  No Comments

Srinagar: After breaking the government with PDP in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP renewed its ideological demands of electing a Hindu Chief Minister and revoking Article 370 and Article 35-A. While speaking during the function of the birth anniversary of Mukherjee at party headquarters, the state BJP chief Ravinder Raina said “Now […]

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DEM Chief Aasiya Andrabi and her Two Aides arrested by NIA on Sedition Charges

 Sunday, July 8, 2018  |  No Comments

Aasiya Andrabi, the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DEM) and her two aides were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday on charges of sedition and waging war against government of India.

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Jammu and Kashmir Government Invokes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

 Friday, July 6, 2018  |  No Comments

The state government on Wednesday decided to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to deal with the striking resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar associated hospitals.

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Issues of Youth is the first priority in Jammu and Kashmir: Governor N N Vohra at the First Convocation of Central University of Kashmir.

 Friday, July 6, 2018  |  No Comments

Governor Narinder Nath Vohra on Wednesday said that if the issues of the State’s youth were not addressed, then Jammu and Kashmir would encounter more problems. Delivering the presidential address at the first convocation ceremony of the Central University of Kashmir, Vohra said that the youth of Jammu Kashmir would face relatively more problems compared to other states.

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Cracks in PDP: Three MLA’S Revolt against Mehbooba Mufti

 Wednesday, July 4, 2018  |  No Comments

After the breaking of PDP-BJP Alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling party PDP is mired in  controversies.

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Governor Rule and the Defense of Article 35-A: A Wave of Fear in the Kashmir Valley

 Tuesday, July 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Srinagar: With the collusion of BJP-PDP government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on 19 th June 2018. The state came under the governor rule from 21 st June. The break-up of PDP- BJP government has brought the focus back on legal battle for protection of Article 35-A, which empowers J&K legislature to define […]

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Government Declared Floods in South Kashmir: High Alert in Srinagar

 Monday, July 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Srinagar: The government on Friday declared floods in parts of south Kashmir and  Srinagar as the water levels continued to increase in Jhelum due to the incessant rains that lashed Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday evening. As per fresh initials from Irrigation and flood Control Department, the gauge at the Sangam point crossed the danger […]

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Amarnath Yatra begins today

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Jammu: Amid multi-tier security cover, the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra will leave from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar base camp on Wednesday. Till now nearly 2 lakh pilgrims from across the country have registered themselves for the Yatra to the cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas. According to police sources, the […]

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Threat to Kashmiri Journalists from BJP

 Monday, June 25, 2018  |  No Comments

Jammu: The former minister of forest, Environment and Ecology and controversial BJP leader Chaudhary Lal Singh has warned Kashmiri journalists to “mend their ways” while reporting the Kathua rape and murder case, or face fatal consequences, invoking the assassination of senior and well known journalist Shujaat Bukhari. BJP MLA from Basholi Chowdhary lal Singh was […]

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BJP withdraws support: BJP-PDP alliance in J&K comes to an end

 Wednesday, June 20, 2018  |  No Comments

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday (June 19, 2018) pulled out of its ruling alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it was untenable for them to continue in the government. Reports said the decision was taken by the BJP party president Amit Shah after meeting with the party’s ministers in the state.

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Prominent Journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s Murder In Srinagar Overshadows UN Report on Kashmir

 Friday, June 15, 2018  |  No Comments

Shujaat Bhukari has survived multiple attempts to his life earlier in his career. On Thursday June 14, 2018, he was shot dead in close range as he stepped out of his office in Srinagar. He was the Editor-in-Chief for ‘Rising Kashmir’.

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Kathua Rape Case: Seven Accused Are Charged With Rape and Murder

 Saturday, June 9, 2018  |  No Comments

An eight year old girl’s brutal murder inside a temple in Jammu and Kashmir had shocked many. There were massive protests in Kashmir region and in India demanding for justice. Out of the 8 accused, all 7 has been framed with charges for murder and rape

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Srinagar Youth Mowed Down By CRPF Vehicle After Friday Prayer

 Tuesday, June 5, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian Army vehicle mows down two youth, ramming the vehicle into a crowd of protestors. Civilian Deaths even after cease fire continues to rise in Kashmir region.

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Photo Journalist From Kashmir Valley Faces Online Harassment

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

“While coming back, I got to know that militants were trapped in Shopian. I left for the spot from the Press Enclave, Srinagar. At the gunfight site, locals gathered around me. I was told that we go to the gunfight sites to earn money. They asked me to go home,” she said, adding that they were stuck between the army and the protestors. That was when she had started clicking pictures and a fellow photojournalist captured the moment.

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Jamati-e-Islami District President Ganderbal Booked under PSA

 Monday, May 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Srinagar The district president of Jammat-e-Islami (Ganderbal Unit) Bashir Ahmad Lone was booked Public Safety Act.  According to police, Lone, a resident of Saidapora Harwan, was booked for delivering hate speech during the funeral prayer of an Assistant professor turned combatant Dr. Mohammad Rafi Bhat in district Ganderbal. Dr. Rafi was killed in a gunfight […]

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General Bipin Rawat’s Statement on Kashmir’s Azadi Draws Flak

 Friday, May 11, 2018  |  No Comments

“The British forces like the Indian forces had all the means and methods to keep India occupied. But yet they had to abdicate because the will and desire of the people to be free to choose their destiny and be masters of their fate is stronger than every military power”.

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Kashmiris Condemn The Unfortunate Death of a Tourist

 Friday, May 11, 2018  |  No Comments

“Deeply saddened by the news of the death of a tourist due to stone pelting. Condemn such hooliganism and rowdiness. It is totally against our ethos of treating tourists as respected guests and brings a bad name to the people’s movement,”

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Civilian Deaths Continue in Srinagar

 Monday, May 7, 2018  |  No Comments

In the aftermath, a civilian was mowed down by a military Police Vehicle, near Safa Kadal area of Srinagar. The injured civilian was shifted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SHMS) hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to death later. The deceased was identified as Adil Ahmad Yadoo of Gasi Mohalla Safa Kadal.

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On the Trail of Denial of Justice in Kathua Rape and Murder

 Sunday, April 15, 2018  |  No Comments

The report named Sanji Ram, a 60 years old retired government officer, and also the Hindu temple priest, as the master planner of the crime. He hatched the plan along with police officers like Surendra Verma, Anand Dutta, Tilak Raj and Deepak Khajuria. Besides them, Sanji Ram’s son, Vishal Jingotra, his nephew (a juvenile) and his friend Parvesh Kumar (Mannu) are also charged with the crime.

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The Bloody Easter Sunday of 2018 in Kashmir

 Monday, April 9, 2018  |  No Comments

On April 1, 2018, on Easter Sunday, Kashmir Valley erupted into one of the worst violence in its recent history. Indian security forces killed 17 people including civilians and wounded about 70 on a fateful day, the largest one-day death toll of in recent years. Over the week, the toll of the wounded has climbed to 200 civilians.

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Anantnag Encounter: Schools, Colleges to Remain Closed Today

 Monday, March 12, 2018  |  No Comments

After recent Anantnag encounter, the schools and colleges will be closed on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, fearing protests in the city.

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Earthquake of Magnitude 4.5 Jolts Jammu and Kashmir

 Saturday, March 10, 2018  |  No Comments

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday morning.

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J&K: CRPF Jawan Allegedly Commits Suicide

 Saturday, March 10, 2018  |  No Comments

In yet another suicide bid, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan from 79 Battalion allegedly killed himself in Sonwar district, early Saturday morning.

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J-K: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Krishna Ghati Sector

 Saturday, March 10, 2018  |  No Comments

The Pakistan Army on Saturday initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch along the Line of Control (LoC).

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Army Soldier Shoots Himself Dead in Jammu and Kashmir

 Wednesday, March 7, 2018  |  No Comments

The 24-year-old, of the 30RR, killed himself at around 6:45 a.m. today

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J-K Highway Closed due to Heavy Rainfall

 Friday, March 2, 2018  |  No Comments

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway NH44 remained closed on Friday due to landslide in Ramsu of Ramban district.

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CM Mufti Welcomes Centre’s Haj Airfare Reduction Decision

 Wednesday, February 28, 2018  |  No Comments

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Central Government to slash the airfare for Haj pilgrims.

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Chidambaram Blames Narendra Modi’s Approach for J-K Turmoil

 Tuesday, February 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram alleged that the Centre’s “muscular, macho 56 chaati” (56-inch chest) approach was responsible for the degrading law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Ice Stupa of Ladakh Solving Water Crisis

 Saturday, February 24, 2018  |  No Comments

An innovative humanmade artificial ice stupa (pillar) has been created in Leh to conserve winter waste water to address the water scarcity during spring

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Shopian Firing: SC to Hear Plea seeking Relief for Major Aditya on Feb 12

 Friday, February 9, 2018  |  No Comments

On January 27, three civilians were killed after army personnel fired at a mob of protesters in Shopian district. The army had said that the shooting was done in self defence against the protesters who were allegedly throwing stones at them.

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Shopian Firing: SC to Hear Plea to Quash FIR Against Major Aditya

 Thursday, February 8, 2018  |  No Comments

The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear the plea filed by Major Aditya Kumar’s father, seeking quashing of the FIR registered against his son in connection with killing of three civilians in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

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Kashmiri Students Assaulted in Haryana, Mehbooba Mufti Demands Probe

 Saturday, February 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged the Haryana government to take stringent action against the perpetrators for assaulting Kashmiri students and demanded a probe into the case.

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3 Killed in Road Accident

 Saturday, February 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Three people died and 20 others were injured after the mini-bus they were travelling in met with an accident in Budhal near Jammu’s Rajouri on Saturday.

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Civilian, injured in J-K’s Shopian firing, succumbs to injury

 Wednesday, January 31, 2018  |  No Comments

Rayees Ahmad, a civilian of Jammu and Kashmir, who was injured in firing by the Indian army in Shopian on January 27, succumbed to his injuries at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Wednesday.

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