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Nocturnal blaze partially damages Khanqah-e-Moula shrine

Congress demands probe Srinagar, Nov 15, CNS: A nocturnal blaze damaged one of Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrines, the "Khanqah-e-Moula", in old Srinagar city.     Fire tenders were rushed to the spot soon after receiving news about the fire during the night and doused the flames before the blaze could cause any major damage to the shrine, said police.    A police ... Read More »

Time to reverse extension of Central Laws to J&K: Dr Farooq

  ‘Status-quo on Kashmir against interests of both India and Pakistan’ Srinagar, Nov 15 (KNS): National Conference President and Member of Parliament, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said the time had come to start reversing the extension of all Central Laws that were extended to J&K after 1953 in continuation of the spirit of the State’s unique political arrangement with the rest ... Read More »

Mehbooba directs safety audit of all shrines

Asks for early start of restoration works at Khanqah i Mou’la; praises local youth for their efforts to prevent fire spread INTACH to come up with drawings within two days; regular prayer from Thursday after laying of new furnishing SRINAGAR, Nov 15: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today directed conduct of safety audit of shrines in the Kashmir Valley by the concerned Departments and ... Read More »

Hajj-2018: Forms to be available from Nov 15

  Srinagar, Nov 14 (KNS): Executive Officer State Haj Committee (SHC) Tuesday said that forms for Haj-2018 would be available online on the website of Haj Committee of India website (www.hajcommittee.gov.in) and on SHC (www.jkshc.com) from November 15 to December 7, 2017. The forms for the holy pilgrimage shall also be available at respective Deputy Commissioner’s Office from aforementioned date. The Executive Officer ... Read More »

Last militant of Palhalan laid to rest

Thousands participated in last rites of two Hizb militants Baramulla, Nov 14, CNS: The last militant from Palhalan was laid to rest amid pro freedom slogans on Monday afternoon.    Thousands of mourners participated in the last rites of Ashiq Ahmed Bhat, a Hizb militant who was killed along with his associate Toib Majid of Brat Kalan Sopore in Zachildara area ... Read More »

Militant and soldier killed in South Kashmir encounter

Hideout busted in Laam forest of Tral Kulgam, Nov 14, CNS: In a fierce gun battle between government forces and militants in Nowbug Kund area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, a militant and a soldier were killed while a cop associated with Special Operation Group sustained injuries.     A police official said that Nowbug Kund area in Qazigund was cordoned off ... Read More »

‘No decision on schedule for Panchayat polls yet’: Govt

Ready for early polls: BJP Srinagar, Nov 13 (KNS): With the reports that government would kick-start the process to hold the much-delayed Panchayat elections from December 1, the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Monday made it clear that no decision has been taken so far about holding of Panchayat polls. “It has not been deliberated yet at the ... Read More »

Mehbooba visits Pahalgam, reviews tourist facilities, beautification works, interacts with hoteliers

PAHALGAM, NOVEMBER 12: On the second day of her tour to Anantnag district in connection with the Public Outreach programme, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited the famed tourist resort here today. She enquired about the tourist arrivals, sanitation, preparations for the winter festival and other facilities available to tourists here. The Chief Minister visited Pahalgam Club and took stock ... Read More »

Hurriyat should talk, if they feel pain of Kashmiris: PDP

Says self-rule a solution for Kashmir problem Srinagar, Nov 12 (KNS): Senior vice-president of ruling People's Democratic Party, Sartaj Madni Sunday said if Hurriyat really feels pain of the people of Kashmir, then they should come forward for the talks. Stating that the PDP’s document of Self-Rule is a viable solution to the Kashmir problem, he said when PDP was formed, it ... Read More »

Veeri inaugurates 12 km Bijbehara-Anantnag stretch of Srinagar-Qazigund highway project

Reviews progress, askes for completion by year-end            ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 12: Terming road connectivity as pivotal for development, Minister for Revenue, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri today inaugurated 12km Bijbehara-Anantnag stretch of the prestigious four-lane Srinagar- Qazigund highway project.           The Minister was accompanied by SE R&B Anantnag, ADC Anantnag, representatives of Ramkay and National Highway ... Read More »