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Separatist leaders' arrest to add fuel to fire: Farooq

Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) National Conference (NC) President and candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that the detention of separatist leaders will precipitate an already volatile situation in Kashmir. Abdullah was addressing an election meeting in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, organised jointly by the NC and the Congress. ...

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Youths, security forces clash in Srinagar

Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Stone pelting youths clashed with security forces on Thursday in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir against what they called nocturnal raids in Soura area of Srinagar. The youths flung stones in Anchar area, police said. Security forces handled the mob with restraint using tear smoke, a police officer said in Srinagar. Locals said the prote...

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PDP, Congress nominees file papers in Anantnag

Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Candidates of both the Jammu and Kashmir's ruling PDP and the Congress on Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-election. Tasaduq Hussain Sayeed of the Peoples Democratic Party, a brother of Chief Minister Mahbooba Mufti, and state Congress President G.A. Mir filed the papers at the office of the District Development Commissioner....

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Sayeed files nomination for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat

Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Tasaduq Hussain Sayeed of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Anantnag Lok Sabha by-election. Accompanied by PDP leaders Muzafar Hussain Baig, Abdul Haq Khan, Abdul Rehman Veeri and Mehboob Beigh, Sayeed filed the papers before Syed Abid Rashid, the District Development Commissioner of Anantn...

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Fresh snow in Gulmarg, weather to remain inclement in J&K

Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) The ski resort of Gulmarg received fresh snowfall on Wednesday as the weather office forecast light to moderate rain and snow in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. Fresh two inch deep snow has been recorded on ground in Gulmarg today (Wednesday) while Srinagar city received 6.8 mm of rain during the last 12 hours, an official of the Met department told...

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Modi has mandate to solve bigger problems in J&K: Mehbooba

Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the mandate to solve the bigger issues and problems faced by the people of the state. If any leader ever had the mandate to solve bigger problems including those faced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, that is Narendra Modi, Mufti said. Campaigning for...

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J&K Police chief regrets manhandling of photojournalist

Jammu, March 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police chief S.P.Vaid on Tuesday said that he regretted the recent incident when a police officer physically prevented a senior photojournalist from covering separatist protests in Srinagar. Vaid added that the J and K Police in consultation with the media fraternity intended to provide special identification badges for photo journalists working i...

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Night temperatures rise above freezing point in J&K

Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) Except for Kargil, night temperatures did not drop below the freezing point anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as light rain and snow was forecast. The rain in the plains and snow in the higher reaches was expected till Wednesday, an official of the MET department told IANS. The night's lowest temperature did not drop below the freezing point due t...

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Kashmir's battle of ballot bigger challenge for security forces

Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Fighting elections in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy began in the early 1990s has been a challenge to politicians, but not as big as it has been for security forces to secure the process. Amid poll boycott appeals by separatist leaders and grave threats from militants, sticking one's neck out to vote has become a risky task for the common Kashmiri. Th...

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NC, PDP candidates file nominations for Srinagar

Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Nazir Ahmad Khan on Monday filed nominations for the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-election. Farooq Abdullah filed his nomination at the office of Srinagar District Development Commissioner Farooq Ahmed Lone, the returning officer for the constituency. He was accomp...

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39,000 candidates sit for J&K civil services exam

Jammu, March 19 (IANS) Around 39,000 candidates across Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Sunday appeared for the state Civil Services Examination at 84 centres. State Public Service Commission on Sunday conducted the J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, 2016 for 277 gazetted posts in J&K administrative service, J&K police service and J&K accounts service, an o...

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New Uttarakhand CM: An RSS activist once named in a scam

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) New Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, a long-time RSS loyalist, once named in a multi-crore rupee agricultural scam, is known for his administrative and organisational skills -- a trait that may have given him an edge over other BJP heavyweights to be chosen for the top post in the hill state. Rawat -- a journalist by qualification -- has a post-...

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Kashmir civilian killed rescuing abducted woman

Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) A 33-year-old man trying to rescue an alleged abducted woman was beaten and drowned in a stream in a north Kashmir village on Saturday, police said here. A police officer said a resident of Rafiabad in Baramulla district had filed a complaint that his wife, mother of two, was kidnapped by a person belonging to the Uri border town. A police team went to s...

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One-way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar national highway

Jammu, March 18 (IANS) The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway that was closed on Friday evening following landslides in Ramban district, was reopened on Saturday after restoration of one-way traffic, an official said. Traffic will be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu, the traffic department officials said. No vehicle including those belonging to the Army or the paramilitary f...

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Mehbooba would prefer Salman as J&K brand ambassador

Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that the state is safe for tourists to visit as the political situation is under control. The Chief Minister also said that given an opportunity, she would like to invite Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to promote tourism in Kashmir Valley. Mufti, who was present here in Mumbai to promote touri...

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Kashmir operation called off after militants escape

Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) A security operation in south Kashmir's Pulwama district was called off on Friday after militants managed to escape, police said. Forces surrounded Batnoor village late Thursday night following information about the presence of the militants. Firing exchanges also took place before the militants escaped, the police added --IANS sq/ksk

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One-way traffic allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jammu, March 17 (IANS) Due to bad road conditions, only one-way traffic was allowed on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday. No vehicle will be allowed to move in the opposite direction due to narrowing of the road at many places in the Ramban district, traffic department officials said here. The highway has mostly remained closed this month due to heavy landslides due ...

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Geelani, Mirwaiz, Yasin arrested

Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) Police on Thursday arrested separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik here after they tried to stage a protest. The three were scheduled to hold a joint press conference at Geelani's residence for which the authorities denied them permission. The separatist leaders were taken into preventive custody and shifted to ...

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Three militants, minor girl killed in Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar, March 15 (IANS) Three foreign militants and a six-year-old girl were killed in a gunfight between holed-up militants and security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday. Security forces seized three AK-47 rifles from the possession of the slain militants. The army said the three Pakistani militants, belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba, were holed up in a house...

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NC, Congress to fight Lok Sabha by-elections jointly

Srinagar, March 15 (IANS) The National Conference and the Congress announced on Wednesday they will fight the by-elections to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar and Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir as allies. National Conference President Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar while state Congress leader G.A. Mir will be the candidate at Anantnag, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told the m...

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