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J&K; wants anti-Islam video blocked


September 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the central government to block access to an anti-Islam video posted on YouTube, saying that it can potentially cause ... Read more...

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India may ban US-made film critical of Islam


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing anti-US violence, India is considering a request to ban a controversial film made in the US, fearing it could trigger ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s economic growth depends on power: Omar


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 4 (IANS) Economic growth and holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on the production of electricity, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday.During an inspection ... 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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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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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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Liberty a priceless right given by God: Supreme Court (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In a blistering criticism of the Jammu and Kashmir government for keeping a Pakistani detenu in jail for long after his sentence was over, the ... Read more...

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Liberty a priceless gift of God: Supreme Court


August 8th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Jammu and Kashmir government for keeping a Pakistani in jail for long after his sentence was over, the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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IAF rescues marooned civilians in Jammu


August 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Sunday evacuated two dozen stranded civilians from an island in the flooded Tawi river in Jammu, an officer said.The civil administration ... Read more...

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CPI-M protests in Srinagar


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters participated in an anti-price rise and anti-government protest led by party leader Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami in Srinagar Thursday.Breaking the police ... Read more...

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Deficit rain hits agriculture in Jammu region


July 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has, in view of the deficit monsoon this year, asked farmers in Jammu region to sow alternate crops that need less ... Read more...

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First lady media advisor appointed for J&K;


July 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will now have its first woman media advisor, an official statement said Wednesday.Bharti Vaid, 52, who is currently the Additional Director ... Read more...

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BJP takes up Amarnath pilgrims’ deaths with Chidambaram


July 24th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court expressed shock over the deaths of more Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Provide more medical aid to Amarnath pilgrims, centre told


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday expressed shock over the death of ten people in past three days during their pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath ... Read more...

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Around 500,000 perform Amarnath Yatra


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) Around 500,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra that began June 25, an official said Monday. Eighty-six pilgrims have died during this ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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Centre to help rebuild Dastageer Sahib shrine in Kashmir


June 29th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday extended the central government's support to the Jammu and Kashmir government's efforts to rebuild the 200-year-old Dastageer Sahib ... Read more...

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Kashmir shrine gutted, probe ordered (Roundup)


June 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) The revered Peer Dastgeer Sahib shrine in Srinagar was gutted Monday, sparking protest by angry youths. An official said the holy relic of the 11th century ... Read more...

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Package for pandits irk migrants from Jammu hills


June 21st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 21 (IANS) While Kashmiri pandits, forced out of Kashmir Valley, are happy over the state government recommending more relief for them, the victims of militancy from hilly areas ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir employees’ march foiled


June 14th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Security forces Thursday intercepted dozens of protesting Jammu and Kashmir government employees, foiling a march to the civil secretariat here in the state's summer capital.The employees, ... Read more...

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Kashmir government to urge Gojri’s recognition as official language


June 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 5 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to recommend that Gojri - spoken by some 20 lakh tribal Gujjars and Bakkarwals in the state - ... Read more...

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K. Rajendra Kumar to be Jammu and Kashmir acting police chief


May 30th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 30 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday appointed K. Rajendra Kumar as the acting director general of police with the current police chief Kuldeep Khoda retiring the ... Read more...

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Prasad will be new Kashmir police chief (Second Lead, Changing dateline)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Ashok Prasad, the additional director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) here, is tipped to be the new chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.Prasad joined the ... Read more...

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Kashmir hospital chief removed over 368 kids’ deaths (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday removed the medical superintendent of G.B. Pant Hospital in Srinagar where 368 children have died since Jan 1 this year.Health ... Read more...

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Senior doctor to probe kids’ deaths at Srinagar hospital (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Director of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) will probe the deaths of 15 children at G.B. Pant Hospital and submit a report to the government ... Read more...

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BJP raps government on Amarnath Yatra decision


May 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to stop Hindu religious groups from starting the annual Amarnath pilgrimage from ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Kashmiri kids’ deaths


May 16th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Admitting that 35 children died in the last fortnight at a premier hospital here, the Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday said an inquiry had been ordered.Following ... Read more...

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Bajrang Dal group stopped from going to Amarnath base camps


May 13th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 13 (IANS) Citing inclement weather, the Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday denied permission to a group of around 100 Bajrang Dal members from going to the Amarnath ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s spiral-horned Markhor goat in peril (With Images)


May 10th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) It is an animal that is as much an icon of Kashmir as the beautiful Dal Lake and its shikaras. The magnificent spiral-horned Markhor, the ... Read more...

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Police foil employees’ march in Srinagar, scores detained


May 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) Police foiled a march by employees in Srinagar even as work in government offices remained paralyzed across the state Wednesday for the second successive day.Over 4.5 ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike affects schools, offices in Kashmir


May 8th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir government employees across Kashmir Valley began a two-day strike Tuesday to press the state government for the implementation of their demands.Except for the ... Read more...

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Clashes in Kashmiri training camps in Pakistan


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 3 (IANS) There are growing incidents of clashes between militants wanting to return to Jammu and Kashmir from training camps in Pakistan and those wanting to stay on, ... Read more...

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Kashmir panchayat members stage hunger strike


May 1st, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Dozens of village elders and panchayat members sat on a day's hunger strike here Tuesday to protest against the alleged apathy of the Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the ... Read more...

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Ordinance to protect Kashmir’s Hindu temples being readied


April 19th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to issue an ordinance to protect Hindu temples in the Kashmir Valley, a demand that Kashmiri Pandit migrants ... Read more...

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