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Kashmir’s historic town soon to be history!


July 10th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Pul Doda, the highway town that has connected tourist hubs in Jammu and Kashmir for many years, will soon disappear from the state's map as the ... Read more...

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Three dead, dozens feared missing in Kashmir cloudburst


June 9th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) At least three people were killed and dozens feared missing after a cloudburst swept away a large portion of a highway in Jammu and Kashmir, police ... Read more...

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Jail superintendent held for setting up contract killing


March 25th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 25 (IANS) A jail superintendent who allegedly helped a murder case accused set up a contract killing has been arrested, officials said Friday.Mirza Salim Ahmed Beig was arrested ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban recruiting teenagers as suicide bombers


October 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 17 (ANI): The Taliban is recruiting young boys as suicide bombers in Pakistan.Hundreds of young boys from Kabal village in Swat and those surrounding it have disappeared, and pressed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Kidnapping for ransom main source of Taliban’s income’


October 11th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 11(ANI): The Taliban has reportedly changed its war strategy in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and has adopted a new approach of kidnappings for ransom and target killings.According to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Swat varsity’s VC shot dead


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Noted Islamic scholar and vice-chancellor of Swat University, Muhammad Farooq Khan, was assassinated Saturday in a northwestern city of Pakistan."Farooq had just stepped out ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Work on Bhaderwah Chamba road resumes after 24 years


July 12th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, July 12 (ANI): Work on the 147-km-long Bhaderwah-Chamba road has resumed after a gap of more than two decades. A 22-kilometer-long stretch of the repaired road was opened to traffic recently.The ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra suspended temporarily at Udhampur


June 30th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily halted in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district due to the turbulent situation in the state.The Yatra is expected to resume ... Read more...

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Amaranth Yatra commences under tight security


June 30th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, June 30 (ANI): The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Wednesday with the first batch of 557 pilgrims leaving for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath from here.Jammu and ... Read more...

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APHC protests death sentence to Kashmiris in 1996 bomb blast case


April 24th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, April 24 (ANI): Activists of All Parties Hurriyat Conference staged a protest here on Saturday against a court verdict that recently pronounced death sentence on three convicts, including two Kashmiris, in ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM reiterates support to Kashmir separatism


February 4th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday reiterated that his government will "continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support" to the separatist campaign in Jammu and Kashmir. "We will ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi traders support transit facilities to India


July 5th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Bangladesh's industry bodies want transit facilities for India to help it transport cargo to the northeast region through their country. According to them, transshipment can be done through ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir youth to get free computer education


March 12th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal Butt Srinagar, Mar 12 (ANI): For orphans and youth in Kashmir, a new ray of hope has emerged in the form of free computer education. The Central Government''s ''Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan'' ... Read more...

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Northeast chief ministers to visit Dhaka seeking transit facility


February 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) A group of chief ministers from the northeastern states will visit Dhaka next month to press for transit facilities to the region via Bangladesh. The delegation will meet Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Six militants, four civilians killed in Bajaur


February 18th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
Khar, Feb. 18 (ANI): Pakistani troop driven artillery and helicopter gunship killed six Taliban militants and four civilians in northwest tribal area bordering Afghanistanon Tuesday. During the military fire, the helicopter ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Now, Sharifs son-in-law asks Zardari to resign


January 16th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 16 (ANI): Pakistan National Assembly member and son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Captain (retired) Mohammad Safdar, has asked President Asif Ali Zardari to quit as he has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Triumphant Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Sheikh Hasina of the Awami League (AL), the daughter of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was Tuesday sworn-in prime minister for a second time following her landslide ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sheikh Hasina sworn-in Bangladesh PM for second time (Lead)


January 6th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of the nation's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was sworn in prime minister of Bangladesh for a second time Tuesday ... Read more...

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Jammu burns, Srinagar quietens as Amarnath order cancelled (Roundup)


July 1st, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) There was tension in Muslim dominated Srinagar and trouble in Hindu majority Jammu Tuesday as the government cancelled its land allotment to the Amarnath shrine board, ending ... Read more...

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70 injured in Jammu protests as government cancels land deal (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 1 (IANS) At least 70 people were injured here Tuesday as despite ban on processions violent protests continued against the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to rescind the controversial land ... Read more...

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Three pro-Khalistan militants held in Jammu and Kashmir


June 4th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 4 (IANS) Three militants of Punjab's Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), who had come to Jammu and Kashmir to acquire weapons, were arrested Wednesday morning by the police along with arms ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dusk to dawn curfew in Jammu border villages


May 13th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, May 13 (IANS) A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed on all villages along the 187-km India-Pakistan international border in the Jammu region to check infiltration following gun battles with militants over ... Read more...

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Heroin worth 1.5 crore rupees seized in J and K


November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin
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