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Kashmir makes SRK relax, unwind after years


September 1st, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Pahalgam, Sep 1 (IANS) Shooting for Yash Chopra's yet untitled movie in this picturesque south Kashmir hill station seems to have helped Shah Rukh Khan unwind himself from ... Read more...

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Kashmiri migrants on hunger strike for hike in dole


August 31st, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 31 (IANS) Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) migrants in Jammu Friday began a hunger strike demanding a hike in the cash relief they have been getting from the government.Kashmiri Pandits ... Read more...

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Panthers Party to boycott meet with former interlocutors


August 30th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Panthers Party Thursday said it would not meet the two former interlocutors arriving in Jammu Sunday for a three-day interaction with political parties ... Read more...

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J&K; government creates 1,083 posts, approves Jammu golf course


August 30th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday approved the creation of 1,083 posts of village-level workers (VLWs) in the rural development department.It also took a decision to ... Read more...

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Mehbooba seeks positive approach on Kashmir problem


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday told British High Commissioner James Bevan here that there has to be a ... Read more...

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Security forces battle guerrillas in Kashmir (Second Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Security forces and separatist guerrillas Wednesday fought a pitched gun battle in a village in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.The Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Gunfight between security forces, guerrillas in Kashmir (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) A gunfight between security forces and separatist guerrillas ensued Wednesday in a south Kashmir village, police said.The two sides have been engaged in firing for several ... Read more...

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Gunfight between security forces, guerrillas in Kashmir


August 29th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) A gunfight between security forces and separatist guerrillas started Wednesday morning in a Kashmir village, police said."Troops of Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police surrounded ... Read more...

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Mohun Bagan to play in Jammu


August 28th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) For the first time, Kolkata's famed football club Mohun Bagan will be in Jammu to play the "Goodwill Tournament" next month.Jammu and Kashmir Sports Minister R.S. ... Read more...

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Militant hideout busted in Kashmir, arms cache recovered


August 27th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 27 (IANS) A huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives has been recovered from a militant hideout in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.In an operation launched Sunday ... Read more...

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Kashmir BJP slams Congress for ‘misleading’ people


August 26th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Sunday lashed out at the Congress party for trying to mislead people by protesting against the 73rd and 74th amendments of ... Read more...

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Kashmiri students meet president


August 25th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Students from Jammu and Kashmir met President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday as part of the Indian Army's initiative towards national integration, officials said.The students belonged ... Read more...

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SRK to shoot Yash Chopra’s movie in Kashmir


August 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) After shooting in the serene surroundings of Ladakh, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will arrive here early next week to film Yash Chopra's romantic movie. ... Read more...

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Kashmir locals help police in chasing militants


August 25th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) People in the old city areas of summer capital Srinagar helped police chase militants who had snatched a service rifle a day ago, said an ... Read more...

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Kashmir Youth Congress marches for more panchayat powers


August 24th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) Dozens of Youth Congress activists were taken into custody Friday as they held a march demanding more powers for elected village representatives in Jammu and Kashmir.... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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Kashmir human rights panel summons police officer


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel Thursday directed a police officer to appear before it in connection with alleged use of excessive force against a ... Read more...

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Guerrilla module busted in Srinagar


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) A separatist guerrilla module has been busted in the Srinagar capital city with the arrest of two Kashmir Islamic Movement militants, and a huge cache of ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders placed under house arrest


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar."These measures have been ... Read more...

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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Eid shopping reaches fever pitch in Kashmir


August 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, August 18 (IANS) Eid shopping Saturday reached fever pitch in Srinagar and other major towns of Jammu and Kashmir with people thronging markets in large numbers.In Srinagar, police had ... Read more...

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India rejects OIC reference on Kashmir


August 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India Friday rejected as "erroneous and factually incorrect" a reference to Kashmir by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its resolution on Syria.Syed ... Read more...

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Pakistani Rangers fire on Indian post on Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers opened unprovoked fire in Hira Nagar sector of the international border Wednesday on India's 66th Independence Day, according to sources in the Border Security ... Read more...

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Omar asks separatists to abjure violence (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday again urged separatists to join the dialogue process for lasting peace in the state.Addressing the main Independence Day ... Read more...

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Time for AFSPA removal hasn’t come: Omar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) The time to remove the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) hasn't come, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, as the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

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Mobiles fall silent in Kashmir


August 15th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Cell phones across Kashmir Valley fell silent Wednesday morning as official functions to celebrate the country's 66th Independence Day started here.Mobile phones from various service ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir


August 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A moderate intensity quake jolted Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday although authorities said no loss of life or property has been reported so far.An official of the ... Read more...

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Nuke scientist is Kashmir varsity chancellor


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Srikumar Banerjee has been named the first chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, it was announced Monday.Banerjee was among the scientists who ... Read more...

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Amarnath board gets more time to submit report


August 13th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday called for "constructive steps" to improve medical and other facilities for pilgrims going for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Srinagar


August 13th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) With a recent spurt in separatist attacks in Srinagar, authorities Monday stepped up vigil ahead of the country's Independence Day.Vehicles entering the Jammu and Kashmir capital ... Read more...

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Mufti calls for regime change in Jammu and Kashmir


August 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday gave a call for change of regime in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the National Conference led-government of Omar ... Read more...

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18 injured in Srinagar bridge collapse


August 11th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) As many as 18 people, including four policemen, were injured as a wooden footbridge over a stream collapsed here Saturday, police said.Police here said a group ... Read more...

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Kashmir Sikhs allege discrimination


August 11th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sikhs in the Kashmir valley Saturday alleged that they are being neglected by both the central and the state governments.Jagmohan Singh Raina, chairman of all parties ... Read more...

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Jammu prisoners participate in kite flying festival


August 10th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 10 (IANS) The staff and prisoners of Kot Bhalwal Jail, on the outskirts of Jammu city, together celebrated the Janmashtami, birthday of Lord Krishna, by taking part in ... Read more...

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Guerrillas kill retired police officer in Srinagar


August 10th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas shot dead a retired police officer while he coming out of a mosque here Friday, police said.Militants shot at Abdul Hamid Bhat, a retired ... Read more...

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