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2 held with Rs 13 lakhs demonetized currency in Srinagar
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SRINAGAR, Dec 12: Police late Monday evening arrested three persons and recovered more than Rs 13 lakhs demonetized currency. Official said that the Police Station Nigeen Srinagar during surprise naka checking at Ashai-bagh last evening apprehended three persons and recovered denominated currency of Rs 1363500 (Thirteen lakhs, sixty-three thousands and five hundreds) from them. The accused were identified as Bashir Ahmad Khan son of Mohammed Sultan, a resident of Batmaloo, Showket Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammed of Pampore, and Bashir Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Qadir of Panthachowk. Police said that cognizance was taken under the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017 & further investigation taken up....
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Mehbooba, Omar seek strict action
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SRINAGAR, Dec 10: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said she was appalled at what happened with Kashmiri girl and Dangal star Zaira Wasim. She also sought “strict action” against the accused. “Any harassment/crime against women shld be dealt with swiftly & effectively. As a mother of 2 daughters I am appalled at what happened with @zairawasimz. Hope the relevant authorities take strict action @airvistara @Ashok_Gajapathi @jayantsinha,” tweeted Mehbooba. Earlier, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah demanded legal action against an unidentified man accused of molesting "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight. "The passenger should be identified to the police by @airvistara & a case filed for legal action. None of this 'he fell at my feet so I fo...
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PDD appeases, deceives CM
Dist headquarters get uninterrupted power supply on days CM holds public darbar
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Dec 10: With valley witnessing a worst power scenario, the officials of the district administration particularly Power development department (PDD) ensure the uninterrupted power supply to the areas the chief minister reaches out to while holding public darbars only to appease her and give her good impression about the otherwise messy power scenario. Chief minister started her public outreach program earlier last month and is presently in Chenab valley where she will be holding public darbars at various places. In Kashmir valley, the chief minister visited various places including some volatile south Kashmir districts and held interactions with the public delegations in the last over a month. Chief minister stayed for at least a night at the district headquarters she chaired...
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CM visits Hazrat Shah Farid ud Din dargah in Kishtwar
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KISHTWAR, Dec 10: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is on a three day visit to Chenab region, today visited the shrine of Hazrat Shah Farid ud Din and paid her obeisance there. Mehbooba Mufti prayed for peace and prosperity in the state and welfare of the people. She also paid her respects at the mausoleum of Hazrat Shah Anwar ud Din and Hazrat Shah Akhyar ud Din. Later before proceeding to Doda for the next leg of her visit, the Chief Minister visited the shrine of Hazrat Shah Israr-ud-Din and also prayed for peace, prosperity and wellbeing of the state and its people. On the occasion, the Chief Minister directed the district administration to maintain a high level of cleanliness around these shrines, which witness huge rush of devotees and pilgrim tourists. She also directed availa...
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Shutdown in Pakherpora
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SRINAGAR, Dec 9: A shutdown was today observed at Pakherpora in Budgam district against raids by security forces and subsequent arrests. Reports said forces arrested at least seven youth during nocturnal raids. The raids came after recent stone-pelting incidents on Army during two encounters. On Friday, army fired in air when it came under attack from stone throwing youth after returning from a search operation. Meanwhile, all the shops and business establishments remained shut while transport also remained off the roads....
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Madni lambasts NC
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, Dec 7: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) newly elected Vice-President, Sartaj Madni, today lambasted opposition National Conference for playing politics over the amnesty announced by the state government for first time stone pelters. Madni said the situation in Kashmir was much worst when NC was in power and could not take such a major initiative for the welfare of youth. “Opposition plays politics over the Amnesty policy announced by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, situation in Kashmir was much worst in past too, hundred and twenty lost their lives but the then government ignored the victims,” Madni told reporters on the sidelines of a function at PDP headquarters here. Madni said the government by announcing amnesty for youth created a history that no other government coul...
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Centre exploring international connectivity for Srinagar airport, new airport at Jammu: Jayant
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SRINAGAR, Dec 7: Srinagar airport will soon have night landing facility, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said here today and batted for connecting the valley directly to international destinations like Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. “My endeavour will be to have international flights in Srinagar by the time tourist season starts in May-June,” the minister told reporters while replying to queries. The minister, who was speaking at the day-long Ideas Summit 2017 of entrepreneurs, announced that the ministry is exploring the possibility of a new airport in Jammu region, preferably in Katra so that Vaishno Devi pilgrims are also benefited. On Srinagar airport, he said most of the arrangements for night landing at the airport here have been completed. "We are going to be working very har...
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Shutdown in Hajin against atrocities
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 7 : A shutdown was today observed in Hajin town of Bandipora district against atrocities allegedly by army yesterday. All shops and other business establishments are closed while traffic is off the roads. Shops and other business establishments remained closed and transport was off the roads. The call for the shutdown was given by local trade bodies against the alleged atrocities by security forces yesterday. Locals said the atrocitries were committed after security men came under stone pelting by a couple of youth. They alleged that security men went berserk and vandalised residential houses and set afire dozens of stacks of dried grass. The army action led to clashes between protestors and security forces later. In his version defense spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia sai...
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5 injured in Hajin clashes
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SRINAGAR, Dec 6: Five persons were injured during clashes between protestors and police and security forces at Hajin in Bandipora district. Reports said the clashes began when army men came under stone pelting by some youth. Army men allegedly ransacked the shops and houses, beat the people and also brunt heaps of dry grass. The people took to streets and held protest demonstrations. This also led to stone pelting. Reports said soldiers from 13 Rashtriya Rifles were on a patrol when a couple of youth pelted stones on them. According to eyewitnesses, this infuriated soldiers. The soldiers ransacked houses and shops, thrashed people and set fire to stacks of dried grass in Parrey Mohalla, Bon Mohalla and Khos Mohalla localities of Hajin. The locals hit to roads and clashed with secu...
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Dy CM reviews security scenario in Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Dec 6: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today called for greater synergy among law enforcing agencies to thwart any possible security situation in the state. Speaking at a meeting convened to discuss the security scenario in Kashmir, the Deputy Chief Minister lauded the role of security agencies for their role in maintaining peace and tranquility in the region. Singh directed the officers to be extra vigilant to prevent any untoward incident. He said that the police had been on the forefront of maintenance of peaceful environs and other people-friendly initiatives. The meeting, among others, was attended by Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, SSP Security among other officers. Later, the officers ...
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There should be no pre-conditions for dialogue with separatists: Radha Kumar
SRINAGAR, Dec 6 (Agencies): The former interlocutor Prof Radha Kumar on Wednesday termed the decision of releasing the first time stone pelters ‘encouraging’ for the return of peace in restive Kashmir valley. She however underlined the need of not setting any pre-conditions to hold dialogue with the separatist groups. Talking to a Kashmir based news agency from New Delhi over phone Prof Kumar told that when she along with Dilip Padgaonkar and MM Ansari were deputed to Kashmir as Centre’s interlocutors after 2010 unrest, the amnesty at that time too was given to the first time stone pelters and also some political prisoners too were released then. “To everybody including us, there is nothing new in freeing the stone pelters. It will help in bringing the normalcy back but other measures ...
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