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Centre must decide whether to hold JK polls on time or surrender to militants, separatists: Omar

SRINAGAR National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday said separatists and militants have always tried to stall the election process in Jammu and Kashmir and the Election Commission’s decision on holding the assembly polls in the state on time will reflect whether the Centre has defeated the intentions of these forces or “surrendered” before …

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SPO injured as India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC after 2-day lull in Poonch

JAMMU A special police officer (SPO) was seriously injured as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control on Friday by targeting forward posts and villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, breaking a two-day lull in the border skirmishes, officials said. SPO Sayeed Hussain Shah was seriously injured when a Pakistani shell exploded near …

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JK policeman’s service rifle snatched at gunpoint in Kishtwar

JAMMU Suspected militants Friday snatched the service rifle of a policeman in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said. The policeman is posted as a personnel security officer (PSO) of district development commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana. PSO Daleep Kumar claimed that some masked gunmen intruded into his residence at Shaheedi Mazar area of …

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Kashmiri students’ body asks Uttarakhand govt to ensure safety of students

DEHRADUN A Kashmiri students’ body Friday asked the Uttarakhand government to ensure safety of Kashmiri students here and blacklist colleges where they were allegedly harassed after the Pulwama attack. “The students have made up their mind about returning and resuming their studies but the state government will have to ensure their safety. …

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Take ‘sustained and irreversible’ actions against militants: US tells Pakistan

WASHINGTON Stepping up pressure on Pakistan, the US has asked Islamabad to take “sustained and irreversible” actions against militant groups operating from its territory to prevent future attacks and promote regional stability. The State Department statement came as Pakistan, under global pressure after the Pulwama suicde attack and India’s air …

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Kishtwar RDD official admits taking bribe after being asked to swear on Quran, booked

JAMMU A government official was placed under suspension on Friday in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir on the charges of corruption which he admitted when asked to swear on the Quran, officials said. Rural Development Department employee Mohammad Amin was accused of taking Rs 38,000 as bribe from two …

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All mountain railways in India to have vistadome coaches: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI All mountain railways in India will now have vistadome coaches, allowing passengers to enjoy the scenic beauty of hilly terrains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Friday. The latest addition of vistadome or glass-enclosed coaches have been made to the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. “Given the positive feedback on this initiative of Indian Railways, order for …

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Farooq Abdullah questions release of Jaish chief Masood Azhar in 1999

JAMMU National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Friday questioned the release of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder Masood Azhar in Afghanistan by the then BJP government in 1999 in exchange of the hijacked Indian airlines flight IC-814 despite his opposition. He strongly opposed the ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and said the time has come when banning should end, and meeting with these outfits should start. …

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Rajouri man arrested for ‘sensitive’ social media post

JAMMU A man was arrested for “sensitive” social media post which had the potential to disturb communal harmony in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said. Rashid Azim, a resident of Chowkian village of Darhal, was arrested and a case under the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) was registered against him for sharing …

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