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Five persons arrested for illegal extraction of minerals in Handwara

Five persons arrested for illegal extraction of minerals in Handwara Srinagar, Aug 02: (GNS) Police on Sunday arrested five persons and seized three JCB machines for illegally extracting sand and bajri from Mawar Nallah in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official told GNS that following the public complaints regarding illegal bajri,

State

Mufti visits injured cops in army hospital

Mufti visits injured cops in army hospital

Mufti visits injured cops in army hospital Condemns Mirgund attack, interacts with SHO Pattan, others KG News DeskSrinagar, August 01: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, visited Army Hospital here this morning to enquire about the health of the police personnel, who were injured in a late night attack on Friday by militants on a police

Scared villagers of Teetwal stage protests after 5 die of typhoid

Scared villagers of Teetwal stage protests after 5 die of typhoid Tanveer-Ul-Ahad Kupwara, July 30: (GNS) The outbreak of typhoid causing death of five people, including two women have triggered off strong anti-government demonstrations in the remote village of Teetwal in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Locals told Srinagar based Global News Service

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Security beefed up in north Kashmir

Security beefed up in north Kashmir KG News Desk Srinagar, August 01: Government forces on Saturday beefed up security across north Kashmir after militants attacked a police party yesterday late evening in Mirgund area of Baramulla district. Sources said that the forces including police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) and army conducted frisking of pedestrians, vehicles

Soldier killed, 8 persons hurt in Poonch, Anantnag

Soldier killed, 8 persons hurt in Poonch, Anantnag

Soldier killed, 8 persons hurt in Poonch, Anantnag CRPF Officer, 4 civilians among injured, TuM claims responsibility  Tanveer-Ul-Ahad / MS Nazki  Srinagar, July 29: An army soldier was killed in alleged firing by Pakistan in Poonch while an Assistant commandment was among 4 paramilitary CRPF personnel injured along with as many civilians in a grenade

Srinagar

AIF prez concerned about future of PMSS aspirants

AIF prez concerned about future of PMSS aspirants Seeks MHRD intervention into issues  KG News Desk Srinagar, Aug. 02: Awami Ithehad Front (AIF) president Rabia Baji Sunday has sought the intervention of Ministry of Human Resource Development into the concerns of PMSS aspirants. In a statement issued here, Rabia said that the parents of the

Jammu

Illicitly ferried diesel seized in Mendhar

Illicitly ferried diesel seized in Mendhar M S Nazki Poonch, Aug. 02:  Jammu and Kashmir police seized a vehicle involved in ferrying of illicit diesel in border district of Mendhar. Reports reaching here said that, two hundred litres of diesel filled in a barrel was seized from a Tata vehicle bearing number JK-12 9522 in

National

Memon’s execution: SC Dy Registrar quits over verdict

Memon’s execution: SC Dy Registrar quits over verdict Agencies New Delhi, August 01: A Supreme Court Deputy Registrar has resigned attacking the judgement clearing the death penalty for 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, saying two decisions within a span of hours are instances of “judicial abdication” that should count among the “darkest hours” of

World

Pak is first non European associate member of CERN

Pak is first non European associate member of CERN Agencies Islamabad, August 01: Pakistan has become the associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), making it the first non-European country to achieve the status. Foreign Office (FO) said the Associate Membership is a recognition of Pakistan’s impressive credentials in the field of

Man says it is 'constitutional duty' to kill Obama; charged for threatening US Prez

Man says it is ‘constitutional duty’ to kill Obama; charged for threatening US Prez

Man says it is ‘constitutional duty’ to kill Obama; charged for threatening US Prez  Chicago, July 04: Agencies| A 55-year-old man who claimed that it was a “constitutional duty” to kill Barack Obama has been charged with threatening to kill the US President Barack Obama whom he termed as the “usurper”. A warrant was issued

Pak is first non European associate member of CERN

Pak is first non European associate member of CERN Agencies Islamabad, August 01: Pakistan has become the associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), making it the first non-European country to achieve the status. Foreign Office (FO) said the Associate Membership is a recognition of Pakistan’s impressive credentials in the field of

Quake-Hit Nepal to Train 50,000 Workers for Reconstruction

KATHMANDU: Earthquake-hit Nepal will train 50,000 workers to help carry out reconstruction, the finance minister said, the biggest skill development program in the country’s history as economic growth is expected to fall to the slowest rate in eight years. The impoverished country says it needs $6.6 billion to rebuild after twin earthquakes in April and

Sports

Ansari inaugurates T-20 Cricket tourney

Ansari inaugurates T-20 Cricket tourney KG News Desk Srinagar, July 25: Minster for Youth Services and Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today inaugurated Srinagar Under-19 Champions Trophy by declaring T-20 Cricket Tournament open at Kashmir University playground. The tournament was organized by All J&K Peoples Welfare Association under the aegis of Chinar Corps, in which

Ansari inaugurates T-20 Cricket tourney

Ansari inaugurates T-20 Cricket tourney KG News Desk Srinagar, July 25: Minster for Youth Services and Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today inaugurated Srinagar Under-19 Champions Trophy by declaring T-20 Cricket Tournament open at Kashmir University playground. The tournament was organized by All J&K Peoples Welfare Association under the aegis of Chinar Corps, in which

Ahead of World Cup qualifiers, FIFA suspends Indonesian Football Association

After the ban, Indonesia will not be eligible to compete in the next round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. By: Reuters The Indonesian Football Association has been suspended by soccer’s world governing body FIFA because of government interference in the Southeast Asian country’s national league. The ban, which takes effect immediately, means Indonesia

Wimbledon: Two-time champ Rafa Nadal crashes out in second round

Wimbledon: Two-time champ Rafa Nadal crashes out in second round

Wimbledon: Two-time champ Rafa Nadal crashes out in second round London, July 03: AFP| 2008 and 2010 Wimbledon champion and five-time finalist Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, marking his fourth successive early exit at the All England Club. Nadal slumped to a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4,

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Army flags off educational-cum-motivational tour for Kupwara students

Army flags off educational-cum-motivational tour for Kupwara students KG News Desk Kupwara, Aug. 02: As part of its outreach initiatives to educate, motivate, empower and expand the horizons of students of the far flung areas of Karnah Tehsil, Kupwara, the Army based at Drugmulla has organised an Educational & Motivational tour for a group of 20

Editorial

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Welcome decision

Welcome decision  The J&K High Court has directed government to nominate former judges as chairman of a committee for fixation of fee structure of the private schools in the state. On 7 May 2013 government had passed an order about the constitution of the fee fixation panel to be headed by a retired judge of

Opinion

RTI Act

An insight into RTI Act

An insight into RTI Act A move towards excellence in administration Author: Sheezan Reshi    Introduction: Public involvement not only enhances the quality of governance but also promotes transparency and accountability in government functioning. But in reality how can citizens take part in governance? How can the public understand how decisions are being made? How can

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