Majority in Kashmir Valley want independence: Study of Developing Societies Poll

Majority in Kashmir Valley want independence: Study of Developing Societies Poll

Nearly 90 percent of people living in Indian Kashmir’s summer capital want their troubled and divided state to become an independent country, according to a poll in an Indian newspaper on Monday. India and Pakistan have fought and argued over...
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29784 PoK refugee families await Central aid

29784 PoK refugee families await Central aid

Only 15 per cent of the Rs 2,000-crore development package released in a year In what could be described as a “casual approach” towards the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees living in the state, the Centre has released only 15 per cent...
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Restrictions in parts of Srinagar & Anantnag to foil JRL-called rally, Top Separatist leaders detained

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar & Anantnag to foil JRL-called rally, Top Separatist leaders detained

Restrictions were imposed in many parts of Srinagar and Anantnag districts on Friday to prevent a protest rally, officials said. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, hav...
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Geminid meteor shower tonight, Where and how to see the celestial display

Geminid meteor shower tonight, Where and how to see the celestial display

The shower is predicted to be at its maximum at around 2am on December 14, when the Gemini constellation will be almost overhead and the number of meteors can reach up to 120 per hour. Sky gazers in the city...
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At -1.5, Srinagar records season’s lowest temperature

At -1.5, Srinagar records season’s lowest temperature

Srinagar city has witnessed the lowest maximum temperature of the season so far, while the ski resort of Gulmarg was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday at minus 9.8 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in Srinagar on Wednesday...
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Low tourist arrivals has affected our livelihood: Houseboat Owners seek CM’s help

Low tourist arrivals has affected our livelihood: Houseboat Owners seek CM’s help

Kashmir Houseboat owners association (KHOA) Wednesday appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to announce compensation for them in view of low tourist arrivals in Kashmir. “Due to unfortunate unrest, the valley has witnessed total decline of tourism and incur...
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Is J&K heading for ‘Bhai-Behan Ki Sarkar’, NC Questions Mehbooba Govt

Is J&K heading for ‘Bhai-Behan Ki Sarkar’, NC Questions Mehbooba Govt

National Conference on Thursday raised question on reports of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq Mufti’s nominations for the Legislative Council. Earlier, the media reports suggested that government had initiated the...
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Edu Dept sits on expert committee recommendations to reduce school bag weight

Edu Dept sits on expert committee recommendations to reduce school bag weight

Carrying heavy bags lead to spinal damage, irreversible back problems in children: Survey Experts recommend combined book system; Dir Edu says decision soon One and a half months on, the State Government is sitting on expert committee recommendations on formul...
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As weather improves, highway opens to one-way traffic

As weather improves, highway opens to one-way traffic

The weather in the Valley remained mostly dry and the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was opened to one-way traffic today after remaining closed for three days. On Wednesday, 24 flights were cancelled due to poor visibility and snowfall in the Kashmir...
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Due to official negligence, power starving valley loses 50 MW power every day

Due to official negligence, power starving valley loses 50 MW power every day

While Kashmir continues to reel under worst power crisis for the past two months now, the power development department has failed to repair a damaged transmission tower in Jammu, resulting in loss of at least 50 MW of electricity to...
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