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Minimum temperature improves in J&K after light snowfall in higher reaches

Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved further on Thursday as higher reaches received light snowfall. There has been light snowfall in higher reaches of the Valley and the Trikuta Hills in Jammu region during the night. Nightlong cloud cover improved minimum temperatures in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday as the weather office forec...

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FIR against TV channel for showing students as militants

Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday lodged an FIR against a TV channel for showing two innocent students as militants. A police spokesman said that pictures of Farhan Shafi, a Class 12 student, and Farhat Rashid, a diploma holder, were telecast as militants in place of a dead militant, Farhan Wani. Farhan Wani was killed in a gunfight with security f...

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Avalanche warning in seven Kashmir districts

Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday issued avalanche warning in seven districts of the Valley, an official said. Avalanche warning has been issued for avalanche-prone areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Anantnag and Badgam districts. The warning shall be valid from 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) till 5 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday...

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Rajnath interacts with J&K school children

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday interacted with a group of school children from Jammu and Kashmir and wished them well for a better future. The group of 26 children, of classes 6 to 9, from Spring Buds Educational Institute in Srinagar met the Home Minister at his residence here at around 9.15 a.m. A group of school children from Srinagar m...

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Haj 2018 likely to be costlier, but not because of subsidy abolition

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Haj 2018 is likely to be costlier than last year but not because of the abolition of subsidy that the government announced on Tuesday. The cost is likely to go up thanks to rise in expenses incurred in Saudi Arabia during the Haj such as accommodation, transport, food and the like. Notably, the government subsidy did not cover these expenses and was limited to th...

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NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said. According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested separatist leaders and a businessman unde...

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Cloud cover pulls up minimum temperatures in Valley

Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Overnight cloud cover in the Valley on Wednesday improved minimum temperatures even as Kargil town of Ladakh region remained the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 19 degree Celsius. Cloud cover during the night resulted in improvement of minimum temperatures in the Valley today even though these continued to remain below the freezing point. In Srinagar...

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Government revokes Haj subsidy from this year

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major decision, the central government on Tuesday decided to end the subsidy given to thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage -- an issue which the BJP had always called a means of appeasement. Announcing the decision, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was in line with the BJP government's agenda to empower minorities wit...

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Government revokes haj subsidy from this year

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major decision, the central government on Tuesday decided to end the subsidy given to thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage -- an issue which the BJP had always called a means of appeasement. Announcing the decision, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was in line with the BJP government's agenda to empower minorities wit...

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Government ends Haj subsidy

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday said it has decided to withdraw subsidy given to Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage. Announcing the decision, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was in line with the government's agenda to empower minorities without appeasing them. This is part of our policy to empower minorities with dignity a...

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Two injured in blast at army depot in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Two labourers were injured in an explosion inside an army field ammunition depot in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, police said. Police sources said two injured in the explosion at the Khundroo field ammunition depot were taken to hospital. The cause of explosion is being ascertained, a police source said. Four people were killed ...

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Civilian injured in Shopian in December dies

Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) A civilian injured in clashes with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir last month died in hospital on Tuesday. Muhammad Ayub Bhat, who had sustained gunshot injuries in Batmuran village of Shopian district during clashes between protesters and security forces on December 19, succumbed in the hospital. Two militants were killed by secur...

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Cold wave continues in J&K, Kargil freezes at minus 19

Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The minimum temperatures dropped again in Jammu and Srinagar cities on Tuesday due to nightlong cloud cover, sending down chilly wind from snow-clad mountains, the Met Office said. At minus 19 degree Celsius, Kargil town recorded the lowest minimum temperature in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday followed by Leh at minus 13.8 degree Celsius, a Met department off...

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Kashmiri mother seeks CM's help for son's release

Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) The mother of a Kashmiri businessman arrested in Delhi on terrorism charges on Monday urged Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to help get her son released, claiming he was innocent. The businessman's family members also staged a protest here. Businessman Bilal Ahmad Kawa was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Ja...

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NC walks out of J&K assembly on army chief's statement

Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) The opposition National Conference (NC) on Monday walked out of Jammu and Kashmir assembly protesting against Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's statement on the state's educational standards. General Rawat had remarked late last week that the teachers in J&K were teaching two maps to students, one of J&K and the other of India. Education Minister Syed ...

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Kargil freezes at minus 20, Kashmir shivers in cold wave

Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Night temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley remained several degrees below the freezing point on Monday with Kargil town freezing at minus 20 degree Celsius. At minus 20 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature, Kargil was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir followed by Leh at minus 10.9 degree Celsius. Minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar was ...

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Five Jaish militants killed on LoC in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Five militants from Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide squad were killed on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and paramilitary forces, officials said. Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said a group of militants was spotted infiltrating from Pakistan into India near Dulanja area of border town Uri -- some 120 k...

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J&K shivers in cold wave, Leh coldest at minus 15.2

Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) Biting winter cold continued its sway on the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with the weather office giving no indication of any immediate relief. Minimum temperatures remained several degrees below the freezing point in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region. At minus 15.2 degree Celsius, Leh town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on ...

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Two injured in army firing on Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Two persons were injured on Saturday in Srinagar district when soldiers fired at a vehicle, police said. A senior police officer said the incident took place in Shalteng area in the outskirts of the city. Army has said that they had inputs about movement of militants in the area. One vehicle was signaled to stop, but it refused to do so after which a few s...

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IED recovered on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway

Srinagar, Jan 13 (IANS) Security forces on Saturday recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, police said. Traffic on the highway was disrupted for some time in the morning when security forces found the IED at a busy crossing on the periphery of Srinagar. Bomb disposal squads of police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force immediat...

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