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Is a Shutdown a Solution for All Kashmiri Problems?


Amid increasing instances of unidentified assailants targeting young women and chopping off their braids, the Hurriyat Conference called for a complete shutdown in the valley, saying “braid-chopping” was a government conspiracy to divert Kashmiri’s attention from their freedom struggle. It appears that the Separatists in Kashmir have only one solution to all their problems, calling for a shutdown or a ...

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Fatwa and Khap Panchayats


A day after the Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh issued a bizarre fatwa banning women from plucking, trimming and shaping their eyebrows and cutting hair, clerics of Majlis-e-Shura, a religious conglomerate in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, followed by issuing a diktat barring women from going out alone in public. According to the diktat, women can’t go to markets ...

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Jem Commander Khalid Killed in Ladoora


(JeM) commander code named Khalid, mastermind behind the BSF camp attack in Srinagar killed by SF in Ladoora area of Baramulla district. Khalid, a resident of Pakistan,  was the most wanted militant and was categorised as A++. He was involved in a series of killings in northern part of Kashmir and was given the responsibility of reviving the terror group ...

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Hypocrisy of Separatists “Geelani Continues to Befool People”


Pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani often accuses of “spreading way wardness in Kashmir through musical shows and Bollywood shootings”, however his own grandson Anees-ul-Islam was busy organizing Adnan Sami show on 7th October in Srinagar. Sources revealed that government had also cancelled holidays for all the employees working in departments associated with the preparations for the Adnan Sami ...

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Life-Less at LOC, Mohd Rafees Story


In a tense geopolitical scenario, people living along the borders are for the most part powerless, with little control over their environment, and are also extremely vulnerable to physical and psychological injury. This is hopelessly my state “powerless” for the last 25 years, and yes i am lucky to have lived for 25 years. I am Mohd Rafeeq  resident of ...

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Iron Lady of Kashmir Attiqua Bano Masood


During her years in government service, Masoodi always paid attention towards women’s empowerment and setting up of libraries was her top priority as she had an opinion that books empower people, especially the younger generation. Also known as Bhenji who retired as director of libraries in Kashmir, passed away after a prolonged illness in north Kashmir’s Sopore town. She was ...

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Kavinder inaugurates awareness camp by JUDA

Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta, today inaugurated an awareness camp cum Mela organized by Jammu Urban Development Agency (JUDA) at Jammu. MLA Rajesh Gupta was the guest of honor on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker urged upon the people to avail maximum benefit of schemes meant for their welfare. He applauded the efforts of JUDA for ...

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DM inspects district jail, visits Bar Association

District Magistrate, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today inspected District Jail at Dhangri and reviewed the facilities being provided to the inmates. The DM accompanied by Shrikant Suse AC, Superintendent R.H. Khatana and other officers visited all the barracks and interacted with the inmates to take stock of their issues. The DM also inspected the medical centre, vocational section, library, kitchen, ...

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Entrepreneurship in J&K: 10000 enterprises established under different JKEDI-implemented schemes

Nearly ten thousand enterprises have been established across the State, thanks to different government schemes for entrepreneurs – including the State Government-sponsored Seed Capital Fund and Youth Start-up Loan schemes and the Central Government-sponsored Himayat Self-Employment and Term Lone schemes – implemented through the Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) through its three Regional Centres and presence in all ...

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DC reviews preparations for IDDR

DC, Ramesh Kumar today chaired a meeting to review the preparations of celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction(IDDR), held annually on October 13,2017. The day will be celebrated at district as well as tehsil level so that people and communities raise awareness about the risks that they face. This includes disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. DC stressed on a collaborative ...

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