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Ex-J&K; IGP denies filing CCTV footage in NC worker’s death


June 21st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A former top Jammu and Kashmir Police official Thursday denied having filed any document, including CCTV footage, annexed to his counter- affidavit before a panel probing ... Read more...

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Kashmir officers salute Raju


June 21st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Serving and retired officers in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday mourned the death of former colleague Radha Vinod Raju, calling him an ace investigator and a thorough ... Read more...

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Chinks in Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Conference?


May 7th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Chinks appeared in the Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-led moderate Hurriyat group Monday a day after a statement made by another senior leader of the group.A group of ... Read more...

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Ten from Kashmir crack civil services exam


May 5th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) With 10 from Jammu and Kashmir clearing this year's all-India civil services exams, the state is only next to UP and Bihar in sending maximum number ... Read more...

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Students demand teachers for their school in Srinagar


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Students of a government higher secondary school here came together Thursday for a demand of a different kind - teachers for their school.Dozens of students gathered ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir unhappy, with no sops in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's seventh union budget, presented in the Lok Sabha Friday, found few takers in Jammu and Kashmir with no special schemes aimed ... Read more...

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A sheep farm vs Kashmir’s dwindling Hanguls (With Images)


February 28th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Dachigam National Park (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 28 (IANS) It is Kashmir's pride, but its numbers have been dwindling rapidly over the years and stands at just over 200. Besides ... Read more...

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Prepaid mobile recharges stalled in Kashmir


February 16th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of prepaid mobile subscribers in the Kashmir Valley were stumped Thursday as vendors declined to recharge their connections on the police direction for proper ... Read more...

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Baramulla tense over youth’s killing, probe ordered (Roundup)


February 11th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) Tension persisted in Kashmir's Baramulla district Saturday following the death of a 25-year-old youth in a firing incident late Friday. His family and villagers finally agreed ... Read more...

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Smoked fish, dried vegetables charm Kashmiris in winter


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) The temporary blockade on the Srinagar-Jammu highway due to snowfall has come as a blessing for traders selling smoked fish and dried vegetables - a centuries-old ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, five troopers arrested (Third Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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Kangris and Kashmiris…one can’t be separated from the other (With Image)


December 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Khrew (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 30 (IANS) For 40-year-old Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, it doesn't matter whether the art of weaving the traditional Kashmiri firepot, the kangri, was introduced here during ... Read more...

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Militants kill National Conference activist in Kashmir


December 24th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 24 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas Saturday morning shot dead a ruling National Conference activist in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police said.Bashir Ahmad Bhat, a shopkeeper by profession, ... Read more...

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Leh freezes at minus 18 - season’s lowest


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 23 (IANS) With clear night skies across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region Friday, the minimum temperature continued to dip with Leh town recording a bone-chilling minus ... Read more...

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Valley, Ladakh in for another cold wave spell


December 21st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) After moderate snowfall in the mountains and light rain in the plains during the last two days, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh are in for another ... Read more...

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Temblor shakes Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan; no loss of life (Roundup)


November 7th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A moderate quake jolted various parts of Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana Mondau, as also northern Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. There were no immediate reports of any ... Read more...

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Moderate tremor jolts Kashmir


November 7th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 7 (IANS) A moderate earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley Monday evening even as the people were busy with Eid celebrations. No loss of life or property was reported. "A ... Read more...

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Fiery chinar leaves lend magic to Kashmir (Feature)


November 3rd, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 3 (IANS) As autumn, the golden yellow season of Kashmir, draws to a close, the majestic chinar trees are at their fiery best. Their crimson coloured leaves - ... Read more...

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Kashmir civilian death: National Conference activist records statement


November 1st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 1 (IANS) A ruling National Conference (NC) activist who levelled bribery allegations against party worker Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf, whose mysterious death Sep 30 kicked up a political storm, ... Read more...

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Snowfall in hills sends chilly winds into Valley


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) As the maximum day temperature fell eight degrees Celsius below average in Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar Saturday, the higher reaches in the Himalayas received ... Read more...

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NC in dilemma over Afzal Guru clemency resolution


September 19th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) The ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir is in a dilemma over which way to vote when the Afzal Guru clemency resolution comes up in ... Read more...

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Is it time to write Dal Lake’s epitaph? (With Images)


August 24th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) The Dal Lake, known as Srinagar's ecological lungs, has been under threat for a while now. Indeed, efforts to restore it to its pristine state are ... Read more...

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Separatists flay Fai arrest, locals don’t care


July 21st, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The arrest of Kashmiri American lobbyist Ghulam Nabi Fai in the US has been denounced by separatists here, but the man on the street does not ... Read more...

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We know the importance of peace, say Kashmiris


July 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) For once, it was not in the news. The Kashmir Valley was quiet Thursday but for people who have seen strife for so many years, the ... Read more...

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Barking dogs never bite? In Srinagar they do (Feature)


July 13th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) Residents in this Jammu and Kashmir capital literally watch their step when stepping out -- for fear of stray dogs that bite people, attack livestock and ... Read more...

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Amarnath yatra begins


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Amid religious fervour and slogans hailing Lord Shiva, the annual Amarnath pilgrimage was flagged off from Jammu Tuesday morning.Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin ... Read more...

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Nomadic goatherds keep date with Kashmir meadows


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) The annual tryst of the hardy, nomadic Bakarwals with the lofty Kashmir meadows has begun with thousands of sheep and goats being herded across the Pir ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s shrinking farm lands, victim of development?


May 30th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 30 (IANS) Kashmir Valley gives a perfect image of lush, green countryside. But thanks to insatiable greed for money and dipping profits in agriculture, the fields of the ... Read more...

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Locals demand rail service to be resumed in Baramulla


May 1st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Baramulla, May 1 (ANI): Locals in Baramulla region of Kashmir valley demanded rail services to be resumed after it was suspended for months during last year's unrest in the region.Bashir Ahmad Bhatt, ... Read more...

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Mutton becomes bone of contention in Kashmir


April 20th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Imagine a traditional 'wazwan' feast without mutton! But many Kashmiris are indeed going without their favourite non-vegetarian dishes for the past month as they return empty-handed ... Read more...

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Poll victory shows alliance unity: Omar


April 13th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday that the victory of all candidates of the ruling National Conference-Congress alliance in the state's legislative ... Read more...

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NC-Congress combine bags 5 seats, PDP has surplus votes


April 13th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) While Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference-Congress alliance bagged all the five legislative council seats it contested for, the main opposition People's Democratic Party won just ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu national highway still closed


December 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the second day Friday as snowfall and inclement weather threw life out of gear across the Kashmir Valley."Four feet deep snow ... Read more...

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Srinagar gets season’s first snowfall (Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley witnessed the first snowfall of the season Wednesday evening, breaking the over two-month long cold dry spell.While a mild snowfall mixed with rain lashed summer ... Read more...

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Transporters’ strike cripples life in Kashmir


December 27th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 27 (IANS) Passenger transport operators struck work throughout Jammu and Kashmir Monday protesting increase in taxes, rise in fuel prices, stringent laws against road accidents and lack of facilities at ... Read more...

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