Azad’s fate to be decided today

Yogesh Sagotra

JAMMU, Apr 16: The stage is set for high profile battle for Doda-Udhampur Lok Sabha seat which will go to polls on Thursday. As many as 14,68,886 people, including 6,77,850 females, are eligible to vote in 2052 polling stations in 17 Assembly segments across six districts.If political observers More

`Security arrangements in place’

Udhampur, Apr 16: Airlifting security personnel to far-flung villages, deploying state police and paramilitary troopers, apart from the army manning hills and mountains, marked preparations for Thursday's poll in the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. Spread over six districts of Kathua, Reasi, More

I bat for Rahul, PDP for Modi: Omar

PDP leaders act like Amit Shah


Kulgam, April 16:  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that while his opponents are batting for Narender Modi, he has to ensure that his friend Rahul Gandhi becomes Prime Minister.          “While it has become clear that Peoples Democratic More

Qaimoh, Kulgam shuts against CMs visit

Kulgam, April  16 : Clashes erupted  in  many areas of South Kashmir district even as shutdown was observed  here to protest the visit of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah. Several cops including a CRPF personal were injured in the clashes in Kaimoh area of the district.Youth resorted More

Farooq throws AFSPA ball across border

Says Act will go if Pakistan stops infiltration; Pleads for Mir’s support


Baramulla, Apr 16: Union Minister and National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday sought to put the onus of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from J&K on Pakistan, saying the law would go if the neighboring country stops sending militants to this side.“If Pakistan More

HC directs authorities to consider decision as per law

Sets May 5 deadline

PPP Mode in govt hospitals

Arvind Sharma

Jammu, Apr 16: Amid growing resentment from several quarters against the introduction of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode in government hospitals, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the concerned authorities to re-consider the decision in accordance with the law.In response to a Public More

Infiltration bids foiled

Sumit Bhargav

Rajouri, Apr 16: Security forces today claimed to have foiled two infiltration bids from across Line of Control in Tarkundi sector of Rajouri district. As per the reports, soldiers guarding a forward post in Kanga Gali area of Tarkundi sector foiled two attempts of infiltration by a group of four More

Tosamaidan Lease Row: Army ready to relocate firing range

CS-led official panel mandates Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to identify alternate site

Umer Maqbool

Srinagar, Apr 16: Army on Wednesday agreed to explore alternate options to relocate its firing range from Tosamaidan in district Budgam.Army’s decision was conveyed at a meeting of the high-powered official panel constituted earlier this year to find solution to the contentious issue.   More

Police foil civil society protest


Srinagar, Apr 16: Police Wednesday foiled a civil society protest over Tosamaidan lease extension and detained half a dozen activists who were staging a demo at Press Enclave here.Hundreds of people joined the protest, organised by various civil society groups under the banner of Tosamaidan Bachao More

Mirwaiz opposes alternate site

Abid Bashir

Srinagar, Apr 16: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq,Wednesday strongly opposed the State government’s plan to accommodate army at an alternate site instead of Tosamaidan by stating that only deserts are suited for dangerous artillery drills. He also said holding elections in a place More

Ladakh UT status poll gimmick: Mufti

GK News Network

Srinagar, Apr 16: Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday said the Congress promise in its manifesto about union territory status for Ladakh is an election time gimmick which has been introduced for votes without realizing that it is constitutionally impossible.He said More

Soz disowns demand


Baramulla, Apr 16: State Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Wednesday said the demand for Union Territory status to Ladakh region is a local issue of the area and Congress has nothing to do with it.“This is a local demand of the area. I can’t say whether it is achievable or not. Congress has nothing More

Infiltration bids foiled

Sumit Bhargav

Rajouri, Apr 16: Security forces today claimed to have foiled two infiltration bids from across Line of Control in Tarkundi sector of Rajouri district. As per the reports, soldiers guarding a forward post in Kanga Gali area of Tarkundi sector foiled two attempts of infiltration by a group of four More

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Army organises drawing, painting competitions in Rajouri

Rajouri, Apr 16: The Army’s Rashtriya Rifles under Romeo Force today organised drawing and painting competitions at Government Middle School Maniyala and Government High School Khorinar, in this border More

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Airtel launches Night Store net pack

Jammu, Apr 16: Bharti Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunication company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today introduced its Night Store – a first of its kind store that More

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Jammu, Apr  16: Tata Steel Indian Golf Union (IGU) North Zone Sub-Junior and Feeder Tour golf tournament held in Golf Course, Sidhra today concluded.Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Shantmanu was the More

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Installation of Polythene scanner at Lakhanpur may face further delay



Jammu, April 16: The proposed project to install scanner at Lakhanpur to keep a check on the importing of banned polythene into the state is likely to face further delay as the Assessment Committee (AC More

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Neuro-Surgeries to start at SSH, Jammu this month


Jammu, Apr 16: In a good news for the people, the Neuro-Surgeries, which until now, were not performed in Jammu, would soon be started by the end of this month. Official sources informed Greater Kashmir More

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Rajouri residents concerned over rash driving by teen bikers

Traffic police unmoved, fail to control menace


Rajouri, Apr 16:  Rash bike-riding by minors in this border town in going on unabated which has been a cause of concerns for locals here, who fear it poses danger to the lives of the riders and pedestrians More

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Bhaderwah, Apr 16:  The 30-km long Doda Bhaderwah road remained closed for Sixteen hours due to landslide at Dradu area in Doda district, officials said. However, officials say the road link will More

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