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Jammu and Kashmir

Donate generously for rehabilitation of families of 499 martyrs of JK who gave supreme sacrifice protecting nation

In a bid to provide financial aid to the families of 499 special police officers (SPOs) who were martyred fighting against terrorism and terrorists in the valley, the Jammu and Kashmir police from Monday onwards have started a crowdfunding campaign on Twitter...

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Article 35 A: Let the Supreme Court adjudicate

A three-Judge bench of the Supreme Court is slated to hear a petition on the legal validity of Article 35A of the Constitution on August, 6. This would be part of an ongoing hearing of four petitions on the constitutional status of the article that have been clubbed together. During this hearing, the plea for the institution of a five-Judge Constitution Bench for the case is likely to come up for consideration. “That (reference of the petitions to a Constitution Bench) we will see…..we will examine,” ..

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After an appeal of SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone’s mother, terrorists release him

This happened never ever before! A Special Police Officer (SPO) Mudasir Ahmad Lone, who was abducted by a group of terrorists, returned home to his family on Saturday night. Notably, a group of three terrorists on Friday night entered SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone’s house in Pulwama’s Chanktakar village and abducted him. However, terrorists let SPO Mudasir Ahmad Lone go free after his mother made an appeal...

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The situation in Jammu-Kashmir is improving with every passing year

Those who study Kashmir closely can see that the situation is turning for the better with each passing year. The speed of change is slow because of the complexity of the problem and involvement of evil foreign forces aided and abetted by anti-national elements within. ..

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Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be

Burhan Wani represents all that the Kashmir youth should not be, this message needs to be given out loud and clear in order to save a generation from following a path of self-destruction...

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Peace and stability in JK could be brought only through an honest, effective and efficient administration

Peace and stability could be brought to the state through an honest, effective and efficient administration. This was said by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while reviewing the security situation and developmental issues in the State at a high-level meeting in Srinagar with State Governor NN Vohra, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and other top security officials...

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Rajnath Singh arrives in JK for 2-days; reviews security situation in Valley

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday held a detailed meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan and reviewed the security situation in the valley. Notably, Rajnath Singh accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and home secretary Rajiv Gauba along with other top security officials arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the valley. However, this is Rajnath Singh’s first visit after the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu ..

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Stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir happening only due to false information being spread by propaganda machinery: General Rawat

Stone-pelting incidents in the Kashmir valley are happening only due to a lot of false information being spread to the people of the restive region, especially the youth, through propaganda machinery. This was said by Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday into a question from a school student from Chhattisgarh during an interactive session at the South Block in New Delhi...

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PDP faces revolt as Mehbooba’s leadership is challenged

Signs of revolt are visible in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mehbooba Mufti in Kashmir barely after ten days the BJP pulled the rug from under its coalition partner, Senior leader Imran Ansari, who served as information technology minister in Mehbooba's cabinet on Monday accused her of only “helping family and few others to grow”...

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Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir: The challenge and the ramification

A long-term solution to the Kashmir problem lies in plugging the rapid radicalisation and religious fundamentalism being perpetrated in the Kashmir Valley by inimical foreign forces. A two-pronged strategy that promotes Sufism and Kashmiriyat as intrinsic parts of the Kashmir civilization would pay handsome dividends. ..

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Shri Amarnath Yatra poised to commence with devotion and communal harmony

The task of the security forces begins much before the pilgrims arrive. First and foremost, the army ensures that the entire route is secured against any kind of security threat and is in a fit state to be used by the pilgrims. The soldiers go over the entire route of the pilgrimage, at considerable risk to their life and limb, to set out the trail that the pilgrims ultimately tread. It is only after the Army gives a go ahead that the next step for starting the pilgrimage is taken...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Understanding the true connotation of “Reconciliation and Harmony”

Mehbooba Muti, in her press conference post her resignation as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, frequently referred to “Reconciliation” as a prominent agenda of her party. Use of this concept is not new either to Mehbooba or to her party. Her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, during his earlier tenure as chief minister often referred to setting up of a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”..

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India smashes UNHRC for its ‘motivated report’ on JammuKashmir ; counsels not to legitimize Terrorism

Indian ambassador has appealed the UNHRC to reject all efforts to legitimize terrorism and unequivocally condemn terrorism and its perpetrators and reject the report...

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Prez Kovind gives nod to Governor`s rule in Jammu and Kashmir

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday gave his nod to the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out itself from an alliance with the People Democratic Party's (PDP) in the state government.The decision comes after Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra forwarded his report to President Ram Nath Kovind for the imposition of Governor's rule in the valley. The report was sent to the President after Vohra held consultations with Mehbooba, BJP state ..

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CM Mehbooba Mufti resigns after BJP pulled itself out from JK government

Soon after BJP pulled out itself from Jammu and Kashmir government alliance over its ally PDP’s soft approach towards terrorism and stone pelters on Friday, CM Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to the Governor N N Vohra...

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BJP pulls itself out from JK government alliance over soft approach of Mehbooba Mufti led-PDP towards terrorism

In Jammu and Kashmir, it was PM Modi-led central government’s decision to begin ‘Operation All-Out’ and give security forces free hand to eliminate terrorists and terrorism from the valley. But BJP’s ally and partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir government has kept soft approach towards terrorism and stone pelters. Therefore, taking a cognizance into this, BJP has pulled-off itself from Jammu and Kashmir government alliance...

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“This far and no more” message for misguided youth of Kashmir

The recent two-day visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Jammu and Kashmir has been significant. Ostensibly, the objective was to assess the security situation post the unilateral suspension of operations in the holy month of Ramadan, taken by the centre at the behest of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. ..

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CM Mehbooba Mufti orders release of 115 prisoners from various jails of JK on Eid-ul-Fitr

The Jammu and Kashmir government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday evening ordered the release of 115 prisoners from various prisons of the valley. The decision comes on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr. Notably, CM Mehbooba Mufti ordered the release of those 115 prisoners who were not involved in serious crimes. An official spokesperson from JK government said, "In view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has ordered the release of 115 prisoners, with least involvement, from various jails of the ..

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MRM condemns killing of scribe, soldier in Kashmir Valley

Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has condoled the brutal and cowardly killing of Shujat Bukhari, Editor of Rising Kashmir and soldier Aurangzeb Khan at the hands of the terrorists in Kashmir...

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Jammu and Kashmir police gets two more women Battalions

With an aim to enhance the gender equality in policing in Jammu and Kashmir, the central government on Wednesday approved raising of two women Battalions for the state police. Notably, this will also help in addressing the issues relating to gender-based violence faced by Women in the valley...

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At least 2330 bee-boxes distributed in Kupwara district of Kashmir in one day; KVIC makes new world record

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) on Tuesday distributed 2330 bee-boxes to 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area at Kupwara in Kashmir and created a world record. Notably, KVIC has created a world record for distributing a maximum number of bee-boxes in one day. This was achieved by the KVIC in the Zangalee Army area at Kupwara in Kashmir beating its previous best of 1000 bee boxes distributed in Kaziranga forest area among the Mishing tribe on the occasion of World Honey Bee Day. ..

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JK police arrested four drug peddlers from different areas of valley; recovers huge quantity of heroin, poppy straw

Continuing its crackdown on drug peddlers, Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday apprehended four men for different areas of the valley with drugs in their possession. This is a major success for Jammu and Kashmir police under 'Operation Sanjeevani'. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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Policy of appeasement can backfire: Government needs to remain vigilant

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir on June, 7, with the stated objective of reviewing the situation in the wake of the unilateral suspension of operations implemented by the government during the holy month of Ramadan. “Even as we see the ceasefire bringing great relief to the people of J&K, militants seem to be continuing their violent activities and desperately trying to sabotage the process. I only hope that they realize the futility of their actions soon,” stated Chief Minister Mehbooba ..

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Rajnath Singh reached JK on two-day visit; extension of ‘conditional ceasefire’ on top of all agendas

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reached Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit with an aim to review the conditional ceasefire in Ramzan, meet those affected by ceasefire violations and other sections of the society...

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Rajnath Singh to visit JK to review conditional ceasefire in Ramzan, meet those affected by cross border firing

In a bid to review the conditional ceasefire in Ramzan and meet those affected by ceasefire violations, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will begin his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on June 7. Notably, this will be the second high-level visit to the state after the announcement of unilateral ceasefire by the Central government from May 16...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Will Peace through dialogue see the light of day?

The Union Government has taken a major step to re-energise a dialogue process in Jammu and Kashmir by making an attempt to reach out to the separatists. "I have already said that we are ready for dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir. If Hurriyat comes forward for talks, we don't mind talking to them…..," said Home Minister Rajnath Singh in an interview recently...

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Group of terrorists infiltrated in JK planning large-scale attacks; security forces remain on high alert

Security forces have been put on high alert on Friday for next 3-4 days following reports of large-scale infiltration of Pakistani terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir from the Line of Control (LoC). Notably, despite conditional ceasefire put up by centre, terrorists continue to attack security forces in Jammu and Kashmir while infiltrators are in search of a chance to sneak in the valley...

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PM Modi gives major fillip to infrastructural development of JK; unveils commencement of work on Zojila Tunnel

Giving a major fillip to the infrastructural development of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila Tunnel while attending the Closing Ceremony of the Birth Centenary Celebration of the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche in Leh. Notably, the 14 km long Zojila tunnel is India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel...

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JK Governor gives green signal to implement ordinance of death penalty for child rapist

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Thursday gave a green signal to implement the J&K Protection of Children from Sexual Violence 2018 ordinance which approves death penalty for child rapists and enhancing the jail term for those convicted of raping girls aged 13 and above. The step has been taken in a bid to protect the dignity of small girls as well as of women...

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Suspension of Operations in Kashmir: A well intentioned move, but full of holes

The Union Government has declared “suspension of operations” in Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan. A request for what was termed as a “ceasefire” was made by the chief minister of the state, Mehbooba Mufti, about a week back and the consent has come a few days before the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state, which is slated for May, 19...

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JK sees encounter hours after centre announced ceasefire; shows Army is free for offensive when required

Hours after a conditional ceasefire was announced by the central government, an encounter broke between security forces and terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Notably, a group of terrorists opened fire on an Army patrol at Jamnagri in Shopian district after which the Army personnel retaliated that triggered the gun battle. No casualties have been reported so far. This comes an hour after PM Modi led central government announced a conditional ceasefire to stop anti-terror ..

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Ask them to be true Muslims than calling for ceasefire: Indresh Kumar dares Mehbooba

Senior RSS functionary and Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) Indresh Kumar dared J & K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ask the Muslims to remain true to their religion in the pious month of Ramzan instead of calling for ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir...

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JK govt abolishes stamp duty on sale of properties in women's name

CM Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday waived off stamp duty on the sale of properties registered in the name of women. Notably, the decision is seen as a step to empower women in the state which may help them to own more immovable assets...

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JK Governor N N Vohra meets Top Army official; reviews overall security situation in valley

Lt Gen A K Bhatt, Commander of Chinar Corps called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday and apprised him with the overall security situation in the Valley. Notably, the meeting comes three days after as a 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed and two members of his family, including his mother, were injured when their cab was attacked by a group of stone pelters at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway...

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Kashmir Confused!!

At the time of partition of the country, if the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union had taken place in a timely manner, Pakistan would have faced difficulty in invading J&K. Unfortunately, that did not happen! By October 1947, Pakistan backed ‘Tribal invaders’ commenced their march towards Srinagar allowing Jinnah to boast that “Kashmir is in my pocket”. Concurrently Pundit Nehru pledged that “India would hold a referendum under international auspices to determine whether the people ..

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PM Modi to soon inaugurate Tarakote Marg, an alternate route to Vaishno Devi Shrine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finally inaugurate Tarakote Marg, an alternate seven-kilometre track to the famous Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 19 of this year. Notably, PM Modi on Tuesday agreed to formally inaugurate the Tarakote Marg on May 19 at the request of Governor N N Vohra who is also a Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board had approved in Governor Vohra's proposal to construct an alternate track between ..

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Stone pelters turned murderers: 22-year-old young boy from Tamil Nadu murdered by the innocents of Mehbooba

The date 7 May 2018 will be remembered as the most embarrassing day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir as a 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed and two members of his family, including his mother, were injured when their cab was attacked by a group of stone pelters at Narbal on the Srinagar-Gulmarg highway...

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JK High Court orders state govt to appoint 22 judicial magistrates to fast track juvenile cases

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed the state government to appoint additional 22 judicial magistrates required for setting up of juvenile justice boards in all districts. Notably, the appointment of 22 additional judicial magistrates will help in lessening the time consumption in the cases related to a juvenile...

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Citizens' Group demands CBI inquiry in Kathua rape case

A group of intellectuals and academicians (GIA) called on the MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr Jitendra Singh and handed over their report on the much publicised Kathua rape case involving a minor girl...

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The new age Kashmir narrative roots for peace and progress

Militancy in J&K, though addressed as a national issue, is practically a localized, foreign-sponsored phenomenon. Earlier it was spread across the state but, since the last many years, it is restricted only to the Kashmir region. Also, it is only in Kashmir that separatist ideology has managed to find some foothold; this is due to a certain degree of religious inclination and outright foreign sponsored propaganda...

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NSG commandos all set to hunt down terrorists in JK

Intensified efforts of security forces including Indian Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police have restricted terror activities which led to curb in the number of terrorists. However, in a bid to eliminate the roots of terrorists and terrorism, the central government will soon deploy Black Cat commandos of the elite counter-terror force NSG in Jammu and Kashmir...

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After #cabinetreshuffle JK gets new Deputy CM, here are the portfolios of other ministers

Hours after a reshuffling of BJP members takes place in Jammu and Kashmir government, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti allotted the portfolios to the new ministers. According to the government order issued in Jammu on Monday evening, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta has been assigned the charge of Industries, Commerce and Transport...

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Six BJP members introduced in Jammu and Kashmir #cabinetreshuffle ; Kavinder Gupta to be new deputy CM

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) legacy of reshuffling the cabinet and introducing new faces continues and this time reshuffle takes place in Jammu and Kashmir government headed by CM Mehbooba Mufti. Notably, the six new members from the BJP and two legislators of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have joined the Jammu and Kashmir’s government...

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JK government all set to reshuffle; deputy CM Nirmal Singh also resigns

The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to get reshuffled as BJP cabinet ministers including Deputy CM Nirmal Singh and others have resigned. However, BJP leader Kavinder Gupta will take charge as the next Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir...

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JK govt approves ordinance of death penalty for child rapist

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday passed an ordinance approving death penalty for child rapists and enhancing the jail term for those convicted of raping girls aged 13 and above. The step has been taken in a bid to protect the dignity of small girls as well as of women...

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At least 14,300 cases settled during National Lok Adalat held across JK

As many as 14300 cases were settled during the National Lok Adalat held across the valley at district and tehsil levels and in both the wings of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Notably, the National Lok Adalat was held at Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to ensure speedy justice delivery and reduce pendency of cases...

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Jammu Blemished Abruptly… May the stigma not stick

Two principal communities of Jammu, the Hindu Dogras and the Muslim Dogras are face to face with each other consequent to the alleged horrific rape and murder of an innocent Muslim girl in Rassana. As per the charge sheet and media disclosures, the ascribed motive of the crime is to scare away nomadic Muslim Community. Both the communities have co-existed amicably for centuries and never caught media attention for any social, economic or political feud. Today centuries old amity is at the crossroads...

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NIA conducts raid in JK Trade Facilitation Centre, seizes cross-LoC trade record to curb terrorist activities

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids at several places in Jammu and Kashmir including Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch district and seized some records for inspection...

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JK police files FIR against lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in Asifa rape, murder case

The Jammu and Kashmir police taking a stringent action against a group of lawyers for obstructing Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in Asifa rape and murder case filed an FIR on Tuesday. Notably, a group of lawyers of Kathua Bar Association on Monday tried to prevent CBI from filing a charge sheet against seven accused in rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in a court in Kathua district...

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Enroute Terror-free JK : 10 terrorists including top commander gunned down in #Shopian gunfights

In a huge success, the Indian Army today has neutralised at least ten terrorists in three encounters at Anantnag and Shopian districts of South Kashmir. Among those killed also include top terror commanders. The encounter had been on since late night between the militants and the forces. A security personnel was also injured in the operation...

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JK police nab two drug peddlers along with heroin valuing Rs 67 lakh under 'Operation Sanjeevani'

In a major success under 'Operation Sanjeevani', Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor police on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers and seized heroin valuing Rs 67 lakh from their possession. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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People expect statesmanship and accountability from Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba has sought to garner local political mileage out of this statement. Her otherwise dilapidated public relation machinery has adopted a hyperactive mode...

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Amidst sharp criticism from Congress, Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma visits JK to carry forward interlocution process

Amidst sharp criticism from the Congress and protests, the central government’s interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Tuesday began a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, this is a sixth visit of Dineshwar Sharma in Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the interlocution process...

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In a major success, JK police apprehend two drug peddlers along with 100 Kg of poppy straw

In a major success, Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday nabbed two drug peddlers and seized a huge quantity of 102 kilograms of poppy straw from their possession. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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Jammu University acts tough on anti-social elements for allegedly indulging in vandalism; bans entry in campus

University of Jammu on Sunday taking a stringent action on the four students who are currently under suspension for allegedly indulging in violence, vandalism and disturbance of classes has banned their entry. Notably, Jammu University on 22nd and 23rd March have witnessed few ugly incidents of violence, vandalism, disturbance of classes and functions by a small group of students. After this anti-national activity, University of Jammu released a statement in which it said, “It is for the information ..

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Separatist Asiya Andrabi celebrates Pakistan National Day in JK; locals shun the event

Asiya Andrabi, a well-known separatist who basically eats, sleep, lives in India but loves Pakistan on Friday publically showed her NaPak intentions and tried to spread poison in the mind of Kashmiris. Notably, Pakistan is observing its National Day today and on this occasion separatist outfit Dukhtaran-e- Millat chief Asiya Andrabi celebrated Pakistan National Day in Srinagar...

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Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The myth and the reality

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing an enhanced spiral of violence in the last month or so along the Line of Control (LOC) as also in the form of terrorist initiated activity in the hinterland. The security forces are giving an adequate and proactive response to the challenges posed by enemies of the nation operating against this frontier state. The evil designs of the enemy are not accruing the desired results, for which reason, there is increasing frustration resulting in more effort ..

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Less lethal plastic bullets to be used in tackling law and order situations in JK

In a bid to tackle law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to introduce less lethal plastic bullets. This was said by Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In a written reply, Minister Hansraj Ahir said that less lethal plastic bullets will be used to tackle law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir. He further added that the government has no plans for enhanced use of bunkers to protect security forces from stone throwers after ..

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Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani resigns as Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman

Today the Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani resigned as the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. He was replaced by Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai...

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Security forces shot dead 3 militants in J&K; Schools, Colleges closed

Security forces killed three militants in a gunbattle in Hakura region of Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists were shot dead in the pre-dawn encounter. The Army officials disclosed that they received a tip-off regarding the presence of militants in the area, following which the Army launched an anti-militancy operation to comb the area. Identities of the militants are yet to be ascertained...

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IAF successfully airlifts 488 stranded civilians from Udhampur to Leh

The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted 488 stranded civilians from Udhampur to Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. With this successful operation, a total of 955 stranded passengers have been airlifted by the IAF to Leh from Udhampur-based IAF station this year...

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Centre sanctioned 2,000-crore compensation package for refugees from PoK living in JK

The central government had sanctioned a total of Rs 2,000-crore compensation package for the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) living in Jammu and Kashmir. This was said by State Home Minister Hansraj Ahir in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday...

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Bravery eliminating terrorism in JK! One more Kashmiri boy shuns violence, returns home

Jammu and Kashmir is now slowly and steadily coming on the right track now as the youth are rejecting terrorism, radicalization, stone pelting and returning to the mainstream. Notably, a young boy who had earlier joined terrorist has left the path of violence and destruction and came back to the mainstream...

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JK police arrests drug peddler along with 224 Kg of poppy straw

Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday nabbed a drug peddler and recovered a large quantity of 224.50 kilograms of poppy straw. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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JK police nabs 11 notorious drug peddlers from Baramulla and Bandipora; contraband substances recovered

With an aim to eradicate the menace of a drug, Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday nabbed eleven drug peddlers in Baramulla and Bandipora districts. Notably, Pakistan uses terrorism and drugs as a primary tool to exploit youth of Jammu and Kashmir and disturb the stability of the country...

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Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma visits Shopian of South Kashmir; held talks with locals

The central government’s interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday visited Shopian, which is the most affected area due to terrorism and held a series of meetings with the over 16 delegations including locals from all sections of society. Notably, Dineshwar Sharma is on the fifth visit of Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the interlocution process...

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Security forces bust terrorist hideout in Kupwara district of JK; recovers huge cache of arms, ammunition

Intensified efforts from security forces to eradicate terrorists and terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir continues in full swing. Notably, security forces on Monday late night busted a terrorist hideout and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir...

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IAF operates special aircraft IL-76 to airlift 233 stranded passengers from Udhampur to Leh

The Indian Air Force on Monday airlifted 233 stranded civilians from Udhampur to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir usually brings smile and joy for the tourists but often create problems too...

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Over 4.50 lakh tourists visited Jammu’s Bagh-e-Bahu fish aquarium last year

Over 4.50 lakh tourists across the world visited the fish-shaped Bagh-e-Bahu Aquarium which is located in Jammu. Notably, the Bagh-e-Bahu Aquarium has been titled as the largest underground aquarium in the country. An official of the fisheries department on Sunday said that over 4.53 lakh tourists Bagh-e-Bahu Aquarium in the year 2017 generating a total revenue of over Rs 1.70 crore. “Besides students, the aquarium has become a centre of attraction for tourists, giving them an opportunity to revel ..

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Over 3.5 crore spent in organizing annual sports competitions under the 'Khelo India' scheme in JK

Over 3.5 crore was spent in organizing annual sports competitions under the 'Khelo India' scheme in Jammu and Kashmir in the last fiscal. This was said by JK Sports Minister Imran Raza Ansari in state Legislative Council on Friday...

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Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma held talks with border dwellers, civil society delegations in Jammu

The central government’s interlocutor to Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday held talks with a large number of delegations from all sections of society including the people living on the Line of Control (LoC) of the valley. Notably, Dineshwar Sharma is on the visit of Jammu and Kashmir to carry forward the interlocution process...

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JK Govt withdraws cases against first-time offenders involved in stone pelting incidents during 2008-17

In a bid to restore the trust of people in the administration, law and order etc, Jammu and Kashmir government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti taking a massive step on Tuesday and ordered the withdrawal of cases against first-time offenders involved in stone pelting incidents during the period 2008-17...

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JK upper house clears Rs 95,666.97 crore Budget for 2018-19

The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Monday passed a Rs 95,666.97-crore budget for the state for the year 2018-19 which consists of a revenue component of Rs 51,244.72 crore and a capital component of Rs 44,422.24 crore...

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Youth of JK immense unexplored talent and potential: Dr Jitendra Singh

Youth of Jammu and Kashmir have immense unexplored talent and potential, which sometimes remains unutilized either because of lack of opportunity or lack of mentorship and grooming. This was said by DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Sunday...

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FIR against Army in South Kashmir

Consequent to killing of Jawed Ahmad Bhat and Suhail Lone as well as critically wounding Rayees Ahamad Ganie in Army firing on Saturday 27 January, 2018 at Ganowpora, Shopion; Police have logded FIR No 26/2018 PRC under Section 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 336 (endangering life) against Major Aditya and his unit 10 Garhwal Rifles Regt. Rayees Ahamad Ganie later succumbed to his injuries on 31 Jan 18...

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2 LeT terrorist nabbed at Wagah-Attari crossing with valid Pak visa

Security forces have arrested two Pakistan-trained terrorists at the Wagah-Attari border, while they were trying to cross into Punjab after undergoing a training in Pakistan. The militants were identified as Abdul Majeed Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Mir, said to be the residents of Baramulla district. Police have arrested them with valid passports and visas issued by the Pakistan High Commission...

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Mob mentality: a new normal in Kashmir that leaders need to challenge

By weakening the army the Kashmir leadership is cutting its own feet. There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that lowering of the security threshold even by a minuscule will give enough space to foreign fundamentalist elements to establish their writ and the first set of people whom they will target will be the Kashmiri leadership. What they did to the Kashmir Pundits they will do to the Kashmir leaders too...

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Defying terrorists and separatists, Jammu-Kashmir unitedly salutes the Tri-Colour

Defying terrorists and separatists, the people of terror and attack prone areas Rajouri, Kishtwar, Ramban and Poonch joined Indian Army to celebrate Republic Day with unprecedented zeal and enthusiasm...

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