Strange tale of ‘Zakir Musa’ Al Qaeda’s chief in Kashmir

Strange tale of ‘Zakir Musa’ Al Qaeda’s chief in Kashmir

In the summer of 2017, Zakir Musa, the Hizbul Mujahideen’s 23 year old commander, broke ranks with Kashmir’s most influential insurgent group to establish the Ansar Ghawzat-Ul-Hind. Few had heard of the fledgling new outfit, but the Ansar’s parent organisation...
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After performing poll duty promised one month salary still awaited

After performing poll duty promised one month salary still awaited

Over one lakh government employees, who had discharged duties in the just-concluded urban local bodies elections, feel cheated as the much-publicised promise of giving them one-month additional salary as “election duty incentive” is unlikely to be fulfille...
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Huge Gas, Oil reserves in state: Study by Italian firm

Huge Gas, Oil reserves in state: Study by Italian firm

A comprehensive scientific paper has revealed a strong possibility of finding gas and petroleum in Jammu and Kashmir and has sought access to oil companies and researchers to carry out an exploration in the state. A decade-long study commissioned by...
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A Tale of ‘Cabbage’ and (W)Rath from Kashmir

A Tale of ‘Cabbage’ and (W)Rath from Kashmir

Never has leafy green vegetable cabbage and its health benefits evoked so much interest in the Valley as it did recently. Immediate trigger for the “cabbage talk” is the much talked about transfer of Inspector General of Police, Traffic, Basant...
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A Twitter fued, transfer earn unorthodox cop admirers

A Twitter fued, transfer earn unorthodox cop admirers

An online spat with a mayor followed by the transfer of Basant Rath, an unorthodox IPS officer who preferred to wear civilian clothes over khaki and walked into crowds with ease, has created a storm on internet with local social...
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After tiff with Mattu and other spate of controversies Basant Rath removed as IGP

After tiff with Mattu and other spate of controversies Basant Rath removed as IGP

The government on Tuesday transferred outspoken Inspector General of Police (IGP), Traffic, Basant Kumar Rath after his tiff with newly elected Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu, who was backed by BJP and its ally Peoples Conference. An order issued by Home...
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MeT predicts Rains, Snow from today, Caught off guard, Valley braces up for harsh winter

MeT predicts Rains, Snow from today, Caught off guard, Valley braces up for harsh winter

The weatherman has predicted light to moderate rainfall in plains and snowfall in upper reaches of Kashmir on Tuesday and Wednesday. Director Meteorological (MeT) department, Sonum Lotus said that there is possibility of light to moderate rainfall in the plain...
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Overpricing of essentials continues to burden consumers as CAPD fails to fix rates

Overpricing of essentials continues to burden consumers as CAPD fails to fix rates

With the failure of the CAPD to enforce the rates of essential commodities, the overpricing of food items like vegetables, pulses, mutton and chicken has became a order of the day in the valley. Under the pretext of Srinagar-Jammu Highway...
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A forgotten story of how over 2 lakh Muslims were killed in Jammu which led to Kashmir Issue

A forgotten story of how over 2 lakh Muslims were killed in Jammu which led to Kashmir Issue

After the Partition of India, during October–November 1947 in the Jammu region of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, a large number of Muslims were massacred and others driven away to West Punjab. The killings were carried out by...
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Rs 125 cr recovery notice from J&K Bank to Sheikh Imran Srinagar’s Dy Mayor

Rs 125 cr recovery notice from J&K Bank to Sheikh Imran Srinagar’s Dy Mayor

The recently elected Srinagar’s Deputy Mayor, Sheikh Imran, is a major defaulter of Jammu and Kashmir Bank as he owes over Rs 125 crore to the bank. He has been issued a recovery notice and threatened of being declared as...
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