Jammu and Kashmir

J&K students meet Sourav Ganguly in Kolkata

Children from remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to various areas of the country, today met Indian cricket legend Sourav Ganguly at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. These children have been sent to a ‘Bharat Darshan’ tour by the Border Security Force (BSF). The tour was …

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NIA scrutiny of Syed Geelani’s accounts a ploy, says Hurriyat

A faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) today criticised the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) decision to scrutinise the bank accounts of the separatist amalgam’s chairman, Syed Ali Geelani. The separatist amalgam in a statement said the scrutiny of the bank accounts of Geelani was a “ploy to cow …

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Health staff protest non-payment of salaries, seek permanent jobs

Employees of the National Heath Mission (NHM) engaged in the various health institutions staged a massive protest here today demanding regularisation of their services. While addressing mediapersons, president of the NHM employees’ association, Ajay Kumar, said the state government had engaged employees under various capacities in the health institutions to …

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Zaira hits out at Sports Minister for his take on ‘hijab’

Dangal” actress Zaira Wasim has rejected Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s comparison of a burkha-clad woman’s painting to her, saying that she should not be connected with such a “discourteous depiction”. Goel in a tweet had posted a painting from an exhibition, which was a portrait of a woman in burkha, …

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Oppn walks out of Assembly over medico’s ‘molestation’

The Opposition walked out of the Legislative Assembly today over the alleged molestation of a Ladakhi medical student by Dr Bhupesh Khajuria, head of the Department of Forensic Sciences, Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu. The opposition members in the House created ruckus over the issue and raised slogans against the …

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5,743 Rohingyas in state, no instance of radicalisation: Mehbooba

Amid the raging controversy over the settlement of Rohingyas Muslims in Jammu, the state government today said they had “entered the state on their own” and there was no instance of their “radicalisation” so far.  “As many as 5,743 Burmese (Rohingyas) are staying in the state. They have entered the …

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Resolution on return of Pandits fails to impress non-migrants

Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley are not much impressed with the resolution seeking the “respectable” return of migrants to Kashmir that was passed in the state Assembly yesterday.  While some termed it a mere eyewash, others said the legislators were only doing lip service with regard to the …

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Anganwadi workers seek pending salary

Anganwadi workers held a protest demanding timely release of their salaries here today. The workers alleged that successive state governments had not done anything in their interest. Hundreds of workers today took part in a rally, alleging apathetic attitude of successive governments towards their plight. They also demanded enhancement of …

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Sikhs seek permission for Banda Singh Bahadur’s statue

The Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Foundation today urged the authorities to allow installation of the statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Kunjwani Chowk here. Balvinder Singh, president, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Foundation, along with other office-bearers, while briefing the media today, urged the state government to immediately grant sanction …

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Women, commuters suffer as city outskirts lack public toilets

Unlike in Jammu city, where the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has constructed more than 35 public toilets, the outskirts of the winter capital has no such facility. The main areas in the city such as Jewel Chowk, Gandhi Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, Bikram Chowk have public toilets for only …

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