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JKBOSE 10th, 12 exams: 1.6 lakh students to appear in October exams in Kashmir

As the government decided to go ahead with the annual examination, the students are in a dilemma as almost half of the syllabus is yet to be completed due to the prolonged closure of schools

Humanitarian crisis in J&K...Pak has to act on terror: DC’s Delhi tightrope

Administration officials also told Congressmen that US diplomats wanted to travel to J&K after August 5 but the Indian government denied permission saying it is not the right time to go there.

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Over 60% attendance at NIT-Srinagar as classes resume after more than 2 months

NIT-Srinagar reopened on October 15, more than two months after the abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 forced it to shut down indefinitely.

Express briefing: Deal between Mirchi son, Bhushan steel under scanner; Infosys asks CEO, CFO to recuse from probe

From the US Congressional hearing on India's removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir to the probe into "unethical" practices in Infosys, here's the top news today.

Court orders FIR against Kathua rape investigators

The order is based on a complaint from three persons alleging torture during interrogation to “provide false evidence” against one of the accused, Vishal Jangotra, who was later acquitted in the case.

J&K govt employees to get salaries as per 7th Pay Commission from October 31

The move will benefit 4.5 lakh government employees in Jammu and Kashmir who will become the employees of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh, the MHA said in a statement.

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Kashmir situation, if not arrested, will have serious implications: Yusuf Tarigami

He said the people of Kashmir, both mainstream and separatists, feel humiliated and if the situation is not arrested it “might lead to something more for the rest of the country”.

JCO killed in Pakistan shelling in Nowshera

A 55-year-old woman working in a maize field, identified as Phoolan Jan, was injured in the shelling at Golad in Mendhar.

J&K: Three militants killed in Awantipora

While police did not reveal the identity of the militants, sources said they belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Pressure, there’s fear of Delhi... a Governor is very weak: Satya Pal Malik

He also accused intelligence agencies of not giving correct information to both the Centre and the state government.

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After 70 days, mobile phones start ringing in Kashmir

The restoration of cellphone services is part of a series of announcements by the administration on easing of restrictions that were imposed around August 5, when J&K was stripped of its special status.

Kashmir in lockdown: Exclusive Express photos from the Valley

The Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut with cellphones, Internet and landline connections still obstructed for the ninth day on Tuesday.

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Article 370 'scrapped': BJP supporters celebrate across the country

Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.

Kashmir turmoil escalates as mobile internet services snapped, section 144 imposed

The developments come days after the evacuation of tourists and Amarnath Yatris from the state and have triggered panic in the Valley.

With troops all over, tourists, out-station students leave for home as panic grips Kashmir Valley

Following the cancellation of the Amarnath Yatra, the J&K administration Saturday also suspended the annual Machail Mata pilgrimage in hilly the Kishtwar’s Paddar area adjoining Kashmir Valley.

Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

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Kashmir's century-old silk factory reopens after three decades

The oldest silk factory in Kashmir set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years on Sunday.

BJP severs ties with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hands in her resignation minutes after the BJP pulled out of the state government.

Protests erupt in Kashmir after LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in Pulwama encounter

Abu Dujana, top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and a Pakistani national wanted in connection with many attacks on security forces, was on Tuesday gunned down along with his aide in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Army said. The counter-militancy operation was however met with some resistance as over 100 protesters pelted stones on security officials.

Blindfolded Kashmiri Pandit invites 'hugs' to promote brotherhood in Valley

Amid a raging debate on intolerance in the country, a Kashmiri Pandit stood blindfolded in the heart of the city inviting people to hug him to exhibit brotherhood between various communities in the Valley.

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J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

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India gives a strong response to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's tweet on Kashmir

On Monday, India came out strongly against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweet condemning the “killings of civilians in Kashmir”. Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs responded saying Khan should first address Pakistan’s own issues.

Opinion | Why Is BJP's Offer Of Talks With Kashmir Important ?

Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed as unrealistic India’s move to appoint an interlocutor to understand the legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying no interaction or dialogue would carry any weight without the participation of the Hurriyat Conference. India yesterday appointed former Intelligence Bureau chief Dineshwar Sharma as its special representative for a “sustained […]

Police Constable Caught Forcing Beggers For Bribe

In a shameful incident, a police constable was caught forcing beggers to pay him bribe in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district. The video has gone viral on social media in which the constable was seen taking advantage of his power and asking for money. To know more about the story watch out the video.  

Women Celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ With Soldiers At LoC

School girls in Jammu and Kashmi’s Udhampur District on Sunday celebrated Raksha Bandhan with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers deployed for Amarnath Yatra security. The students from Poonch Sector visited the CRPF camp of 137 Bn Udhampur to tie rakhi to soldiers who are deployed for the security of Amarnath Yatra from the […]

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J&K Govt Data Shows Firing Across LoC Has Limited Impact, Fails To Deter Pakistan

FIRING ACROSS the Line of Control (LoC) has escalated dramatically since India’s strikes on jihadist training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in September. The data received by Indian Express suggests that the policy of “massive retaliation” for cross-border firing set in place in 2014 is failing to deter the Pakistan Army from harrying Indian counter-infiltration defences […]

J&K Terror Funding: No Evidence, NIA Set To Close One Of Two Probes

Last August, following street protests that rocked the Valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the NIA initiated a preliminary enquiry to probe funds stoking unrest in the Valley. It was suspected that these funds were coming from across the border and were being channelised to stone-pelters through suspect bank accounts linked […]

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Last rites of Pampore bravehearts performed with full state honours

Udhampur/Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours in Udhampur on Monday. Captain Mahajan was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening. Meanwhile, last rites of Havaldar Raj Kumar Rana were performed by his daughter in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

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