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Ladakh on high alert; Residents asked to vacate border villages

Amid escalating Indo-Pak tension after the Army’s surgical strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Ladakh, which shares vast boundaries with China and Pakistan, has been put on a high alert, following apprehension of “possible aggression” from the other...
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Tension mounts in Uri villages along LoC

Residents feel unsafe as underground bunkers were destroyed in 2005 earthquake As tension mounts in the wake of surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), residents of border areas in Kashmir, particularly Uri, are fearing worse times ahead. Panic...
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Medical Voluntary organisations come to a halt, as police detains activists and seize ambulances

Several ambulances run by Voluntary organizations have been detained by J&K Police on Thursday morning. Sources said that early this morning cops from Karan Nagar police station stopped several ambulances which catered to the rush of injured civilians in f...
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Harvest set ablaze by forces in Budgam, Anantnag areas, say local residents

Harvest set ablaze by forces in Budgam, Anantnag areas, say local residents

The government forces have set ablaze rice crop and grass stacks on fire in four villages of Budgam district, the local villagers said. The villagers said the forces, whom they said were police, paramilitary troopers and soldiers, fired incendiary projectiles....
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Kashmiri youth vent their rage, usher in hope through art

Kashmiri youth vent their rage, usher in hope through art

Canvas means of expression for the traumatised Caught in their homes for more than two months now, the youth in Kashmir are taking to art to express internal frustration, rage, anguish and trauma of living in a conflict. Maria Shahmiri,...
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Hitchhiking: The only way out for many in Valley

Desperate people waiting for a lift or walking on foot has become a common sight in the trouble-torn Kashmir valley where public transport has remained suspended for almost 80 days. As one passes through the otherwise busy highways and main...
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Gazetted Officers, Cops on admin list who where part of Pro-Freedom Protests

7 Gazetted Officers, including assistant registrar of KU and govt college lecturers, among nearly 150 names; more to be identified as CM asks for a second list On the instructions of the chief minister, government officials have identified nearly 150...
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Sign of normalcy, Govt showroom opens in ‘Caged’ Lal Chowk

Sign of normalcy, Govt showroom opens in ‘Caged’ Lal Chowk

JK Owned Corporations directed to throw open outlets or ‘Face Action’ On Friday, Kashmir Handicrafts Corporation opened its showroom in Srinagar’s commercial hub Lal Chowk after directions from the state authorities to government-owned corporations to op...
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First batch of Hajis to return today

No elaborate ‘Wazwan’ amid sombre festivities The first batch of Haj pilgrims is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow after performing the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. “The first batch of pilgrims will arrive tomorrow. Two daily flights carrying Haj p...
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Jawahar Tunnel restrictions cause traffic snarls on NH-44

Jawahar Tunnel restrictions cause traffic snarls on NH-44

The traffic restriction for every Kashmir-bound vehicle to pass through Jawahar Tunnel before 6 pm and after 9 am has been the cause of regular traffic snarls on the NH-44 here for past one month. This has compounded the woes...
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