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IPS officer’s brother among 3 militants killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar, Jan 22: An IPS officer’s brother was reportedly among three militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Tuesday.

An Army official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in an orchard at Hafshermal in Shopian district, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SGO) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation this morning.

However, he said when the security forces were moving towards the area in the orchard, militants hiding inside a hideout, fired at them with automatic weapons. 

“Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further seal the entire area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.

Official sources said that three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank...

Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF)...

Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice...

Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered by the Govt...

Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in...

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two...

Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife &...

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of...

Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody...

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while...

Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and...

Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take...

Advisor Kumar reviews modalities for rationalization, restructuring of Forest Department

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to review...

Appointment of Skandan Krishnan as Advisor to JK Governor approved

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, Tuesday conveyed approval...

Governor and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurate Bridge over Ravi River at Keerian Gandial

KATHUA, JANUARY 22: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport...

Schools remain closed in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera along LoC

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NIN NEWS SERVICE | Jammu August 30

A day after ceasefire violations by Pakistan, all the schools in Nowshera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir remain closed for the second consecutive day today, officials said. The district administration decided to close all the 67 schools, along LoC in Nowshera sector--the worst affected in the cross-border shelling, as a precautionary measure for the safety of the students. "Schools along LoC in Nowshera will remain closed for next three days in view of fresh ceasefire violation yesterday," District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said

'Agenda of Alliance' takes care of political, economic challenges confronting JK: CM

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NIN NEWS SERVICE

SRINAGAR, MAY 31: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today said the 'Agenda of Alliance' outlines a comprehensive roadmap for PDP-BJP coalition government and it will be implemented in letter and spirit to address the challenges confronting Jammu and Kashmir.

"I am confident that if we succeed in implementing the 'Agenda of Alliance', it will take care of most of the problems facing J&K, faced as it is with decades long political uncertainty, economic deprivation, development deficit, unfulfilled aspirations and mounting unemployment," the Chief said while winding up the discussion on Motion of Thanks on Governor's address in the Legislative Council today.

Ms Mehbooba said PDP has entered into an alliance with the BJP to seek in accordance with the 'Agenda of Alliance' national reconciliation on the political and economic challenges confronting Jammu and Kashmir. She said the purpose of this alliance is to catalyze reconciliation and confidence building within the State and across the Line of Control (LoC) to create an enabling environment for sustainable peace, all round economic development and prosperity of J&K.

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Mehbooba advocates opening of historic routes, making JK a model in SAARC cooperation

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 NIN NEWS SERVICE

PANAJI (GOA), DECEMBER 16:

Strongly advocating opening of historic routes in Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has pleaded  for opening up the State to the outside world and its opportunities.

Addressing the India Ideas Conclave-2017 here last night, the Chief Minister said the geographical positioning of the State makes it gateway to the Central Asia and that position ought to be used for opening up its people to the outside world. “By re opening the traditional and historic routes in the State, we shall be writing a new history”, she added.Minister for Finance, Dr. Haseeb Drabu was also present on the occasion. 

Mehbooba Mufti suggested making Jammu & Kashmir a model State with connectivity all across so that it becomes a model for SAARC cooperation in the region. “Let’s make it a model for cooperation at bigger scale in the region”, she said.

 

On the problems being faced by the people of the State, the Chief Minister said it is the duty of every citizen of the country to come forward and help Jammu & Kashmir in coming out of these uncertainties. “People of the State ought to be given a sense of belonging because the idea of India is incomplete without idea of Jammu & Kashmir. Reconciliation is the way ahead”, she added.

 

The Chief Minister exuded confidence in the deep roots of values and ethos which the people of the State have displayed at critical times. “See how many young boys rushed to donate blood when Amarnath yatries were attacked or who can forget that boatman who drowned himself to save a tourist. Kashmiriyat is deep rooted to be affected by any outside influence”, she added.

 

On the measures taken by her Government, the Chief Minister said the amnesty for youth recently announced by her is aimed at giving them a chance to a peaceful life hereafter. She hoped with the appointment of an Interlocutor the way forward for reconciliation has been laid out.

 

On forming Government in the State, Mehbooba Mufti said though both PDP and BJP have ideological differences on many issues, the idea of alliance was aimed to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the present situation of uncertainty, end the inter regional discord in the State and, above all, connect the people of the State with their counterparts in rest of the country. “The idea to go with BJP was to get Jammu & Kashmir out of this siege”, she added.

 

There is a need, the Chief Minister asserted, to go back to the era of Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee through whose initiatives cross LoC routes were opened, ceasefire on LoC was ensure for a decade or so and peace prevailed as a consequence in the State and between the two countries.

 

On the return of migrant Pandit families, the Chief Minister said not only the Government but the entire society in Kashmir wants them back, honourably. She said in this regard Government has been taking many steps for their return back home. “We are also trying to rehabilitate those Pandit families, in terms of employment and other incentives, who stayed back home and did not migrate”, she said.

 

Mehbooba Mufti appealed media to play its crucial role in bringing people and communities closer to each other. She regretted the conduct of some media houses which by their irresponsible coverage of incidents end up creating more discord and acrimony among people and communities.

 

The conclave was attended by Vice President, M. Venkiah Naidu; several Union Ministers; former Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Chandrika Kumaratunga;  Minister from UAE, Zaki Anwar Misbah; Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar besides a galaxy of politicians, industrialists, mediapersons and social activists from all across the globe.

6 CRPF men injured in militant ambush in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Apr 3 (UNI) Six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured when militants ambushed their vehicles at Pantha Chowk in the city outskirts this afternoon. ''Yes, six of our men were injured in the firing by militants,'' a CRPF spokesman told UNI.

He said CRPF personnel were travelling in a private bus when militants opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons resulting in injuries to six personnel.

He said the injured have been hospitalised.

The area was immediately cordoned off by the Road Opening Party (ROP) already deployed there and additional security forces rushed from nearby stations.

A woman was also reportedly injured in the firing, official source said, adding that CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar for bypoll duty in Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies, where polling will be held on April 9 and 12 respectively. 

This was the second militant attack on security forces since last evening when a grenade attack left one policeman dead and 11 others, including three CRPF men, injured in Nowhatta area of the downtown.

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          RAJNI SHARAM  Much awaited cable car project has failed in its first trial, which the Prime minister of India was going to dedicate to the nation on 3rd of February 2019. At least two persons died and several were injured when a trolley of Jammu...

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Navin chairs Jammu Central Cooperative Bank BoD meeting

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary today asked Jammu Central Cooperative Bank (JCCB) to tide over its NPAs, while assuring full support for locating the state government employee defaulters.

Chairing the meeting of Board of Directors (BoD) of the Bank in capacity of its chairman, here today, Navin approved various recommendations of the Audit Committee of   the Bank, including disbanding of the office of District Officer and merger of non-viable branches with the nearest potential branch to cut down the administrative expenses.

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Tourism Deptt organsies first road show of winter at Pune

PUNE, JANUARY 22: Tourism Department in collaboration with Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) held an impressive Travel Show in Pune seeking the cooperation of the travel associations and the media from the city for the promotion of J&K tourism.

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Omar, Mehbooba again spar on twitter

Srinagar, Jan 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah once again entered into an argument on Twitter after the latter alleged that former J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Syed used to bring people in police vehicles to attend Republic and Independence Day celebrations to show how much the situation was “improving”.

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Forest Deptt covering up Katha Industries scam: Harsh

Jammu, jan. 22: Pointing towards the dilly dally over the enquiry ordered  by the Govt into the issuance of licenses for Katha Industries in violation of rules, Harsh Dev Singh JKNPP Chairman and Former Minister accused the investigating agencies of connivance with the scamstars in a bid to cover up the scam. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.

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Mehbooba urges HP CM to initiate enquiry into mob lynching of 2 J&K youth in Kufri

 

 

 

Srinagar, Jan 22: Reacting to reports that a group of people attempted to lynch two youth belonging to Pir Panjal in Jammu region, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday urged

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Court reject bail of wife & other in murder caseCourt reject bail of wife & other in murder case

Jammu, jan. 22: Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Shahzad Azeem today rejected the bail application of Anu Sharma and her brother Ajay Kumar who are facing trial in murder of Amitabh Bachchan husband of Anu Sharma.

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Preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial: HC

Srinagar, jan. 22: Vacation Judge of J&K High Court Srinagar Wing Justice Sanjeev Kiumar while quashing PSA of Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Drusso Jageer Rafiabad Sopore District Baramulla holds that The preventive detention involves the detaining of a person without trial in order to prevent him from committing certain types of offences. But such detention cannot be made a substitute for the ordinary law and absolve the investigating authorities of their normal functions of investigating the crimes which the detenu may have committed. After all, the preventive detention cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial.

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Oath ceremony for newly-elected Panchs held at Bishnah

 

 

 

BISHNAH, JANUARY 22: An oath ceremony of the newly-elected Panchs was organised in Fruit and Vegetable Mandi Block Bishnah today.

The formal inaugural and welcome address was made by Block Development Officer Rajani Bala who congratulated the newly elected Panchs for their victory in recently held polls.

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Advisor Kumar stresses on conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes

JAMMU, JANUARY 22: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar today convened a meeting to take stock of measures being taken for preservation and conservation of Mansar, Surinsar lakes.

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