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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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Gulmarg shivers at minus two degrees Celsius


April 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) With the minimum temperature falling six degrees below normal, north Kashmir's ski resort town of Gulmarg Saturday shivered at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Incessant rains ... Read more...

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Omar made National Conference working president


April 7th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 7 (IANS) While retaining the presidency of the National Conference, central minister Farooq Abdullah has named his son and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as the ... Read more...

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Kashmir police bust human trafficking racket


March 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 9 (IANS) Police in Jammu and Kashmir Friday unearthed a human trafficking racket in Baramulla district, arresting two people, including a woman, from Bihar.According to a police statement, ... Read more...

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Cross LoC trade hampered by barter system, lack of banking (With Image)


March 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Uri (Jammu and Kashmir), March 1 (IANS) More than three years after it was launched, trade along the Uri-Muzaffarabad route across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has ... Read more...

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Kashmir reverberates with prayers on Eid-e-Milad


February 5th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) Despite rain and snow, thousands of Kashmiris Sunday celebrated the birthday of the founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, spending the night in mosques and shrines of ... Read more...

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Kashmir report: Separatists dismissive, common man cynical


October 11th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) As three central interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submit their report to union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday, people in the state don't really believe ... Read more...

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Amid autumn magic, Kashmiri farmers harvest gold (Feature)


September 14th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 14 (IANS) As grain-laden stalks of golden yellow impart a magical hue to the paddy fields of the Kashmir Valley, for local farmers, the season of plenty is ... Read more...

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Kashmiris prepare for Eid with prayers, shopping


August 29th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Muslim holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, markets in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar are crowded with shoppers as locals engage in hectic buying ... Read more...

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Shammi Kapoor’s unforgettable affair with Kashmir


August 16th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Remember Shammi Kapoor singing "Yahoo" and sliding down snow-capped mountains or sitting in a shikara on Dal Lake and singing "Yeh chaand sa roshan chehra" to ... Read more...

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Kashmiri traders want more of India-Pakistan trade


July 28th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) The announcement of Kashmir-linked measures, increasing travel and trade between India and Pakistan, has made the common man in Jammu and Kashmir happy but left the ... Read more...

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Kashmir promotes bee-keeping to boost fruit production


July 25th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has decided to boost bee-keeping by setting up 10,000 colonies this year - not only to help increase honey production but also to ... Read more...

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Villagers welcome J-K Govt. decision to hold panchayat polls


February 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Feb 15 (ANI): Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Kangan village has welcomed the state government decision to hold panchayat polls.The state government will hold elections at three levels which would focus ... Read more...

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J-K wildlife officials arrange food for Hangul


January 3rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Jan.3 (ANI): The wildlife officials at the Dachigam National Park, have made special arrangements for the endangered 'Hangul' deer, as the Kashmir Valley is experiencing heavy snowfall.The vegetation and ... Read more...

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Bad weather affects honey production in Kashmir Valley


December 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Zakura (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec.6 (ANI): Honey production in Jammu and Kashmir's Zakura town witnessed a decline due to bad weather conditions in the region.Honeybee keepers are an unhappy lot, as an ... Read more...

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In western Afghan city of Herat, Iran has a presence


November 14th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.14 (ANI): In Herat, the tie to Iran is hard to miss. Iranian money builds roads and industrial parks, store goods are likely to be from Iran, and Iranian cash ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests timber smuggler on stone-pelting charges


November 1st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov.1 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a timber smuggler for smuggling and instigating stone-pelting.The Deputy Inspector General, South Kashmir, Shafqat Ahmad Watali said that police succeeded in arresting Nazir Ahmad ... Read more...

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2 Hizbul militants held in Jammu-Kashmir’s Baramulla district


October 17th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct.17 (ANI): Security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district have arrested two Hizbul Mujahideen militants during search operations. One pistol, one pistol magazine, five rounds and two hand grenades were ... Read more...

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No curfew or shutdown on Eid eve in Kashmir


September 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) On the eve of Eid and after many days of unrest, curfew was not imposed anywhere in the Kashmir Valley Friday and the separatists didn't call for a ... Read more...

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Kashmir hit by restrictions, shutdown again


August 21st, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 21 (IANS) Curfew was imposed in Srinagar and a few other towns Saturday, a day after security forces shot dead a man in Bijbehara. The separatists have called for a ... Read more...

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28-year-old protester killed in Kashmir, toll rises to 62 (Lead)


August 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district Friday when security forces opened fire at a mob attacking a local police station. With this, the ... Read more...

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Violence continues in curfew-bound Kashmir, toll four (Lead)


July 31st, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) Violence escalated in the Kashmir Valley Saturday as an irate mob attacked a police camp in north Kashmir Baramulla district and the Sopore railway station, defying curfew restrictions, ... Read more...

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Toll in Kashmir violence rises to four


July 31st, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) The toll in Friday's violence in the Kashmir Valley rose to four after another youth succumbed to his injuries here, police said Saturday. "Nazir Ahmad Mir, 23, who was ... Read more...

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Protesters clash with security men in Srinagar, one hurt


July 30th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) A teenager was critically injured when security forces fired at a protesting mob that defied curfew restrictions in the summer capital Srinagar Friday. Iqbal Khan sustained a ... Read more...

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Kashmir rights panel chief to probe Sopore firing


June 26th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday appointed state human rights commission chief Justice (retd) Syed Bashir-ud-Din to conduct an enquiry into Friday's firing incident in Sopore in which ... Read more...

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Violence in Sopore as two killed in CRPF firing (Lead)


June 25th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Two youth were killed in Sopore town in North Kashmir Friday evening as security personnel, returning from a gunfight, opened fire when an angry mob attacked their vehicle ... Read more...

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Two youth killed in Sopore firing


June 25th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Two youth were killed in Sopore town in North Kashmir Friday evening as security personnel, returning from a gunfight, opened fire when a violent mob attacked their vehicle ... Read more...

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Pakistani LeT terrorist killed in Jammu and Kashmir


June 1st, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 1 (IANS) A Pakistani operative of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist outfit was Tuesday killed in a shootout with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said. The terrorist, identified ... Read more...

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Agitating Kashmir employees hold talks with government


May 15th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) The stalemate between the agitating employees and the Jammu and Kashmir government ended Saturday after a meeting between a cabinet sub-committee and representatives of the employees. The state cabinet ... Read more...

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4,000 Kashmir employees call off strike (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Bringing some relief to the state machinery, a section of the Jammu and Kashmir government employees Tuesday called off their strike on an assurance by the state government ... Read more...

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Border Roads Organisation trying its best to open Srinagar-Leh Highway


March 20th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Zojila Sonamarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar 20 (ANI): The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is working against odds in rough terrain to throw open the snow-blocked Srinagar-Leh Highway in Jammu and Kashmir, so ... Read more...

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Poultry farm in Kashmir cracks international deal


February 12th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Feb 12 (ANI): The eggs from the Kashmir Valley are all set to hit the international market for the first time.The Trambroo poultry farm of the region has cracked an international ... Read more...

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Winter comes to Kashmir (Feature)


November 10th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) Woollen clothes are out of the trunk, new 'pheren' robes are being ordered and, in the absence of consistent power supply, charcoal is being stored ... Read more...

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The fighting fit journey of Kashmir’s Bakerwal goatherds (Feature)


October 11th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) The seasonal migration of the Bakerwals from the highland pastures of Kashmir Valley to their homes in the warmer Jammu region has begun and will see ... Read more...

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Restoration of two centuries old Hari Parbat Fort in Kashmir


July 30th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, July 30 (ANI): Authorities in Kashmir are working diligently to restore the original glory of over two centuries old Hari Parbat Fort for developing it as a heritage site ... Read more...

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