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BJP cutting PDP and Mehbooba to size

Javaid Ahmed Srinagar: PDP has been rattled by the violation of `coalition dharma’ by BJP in the recently held council elections in J&K State. Although BJP General Secretary incharge J&K Affairs assured Mehbooba Mufti that there would be complete support to each other in these elections, but PDP lost Jammu seat because of BJP ditching. […]

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Mehbooba likely to meet Modi in coming days

By: Javaid Ahmed Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has opened all the back-channels with her alliance partner BJP in the backdrop of growing protests and sliding situation in Kashmir. PDP leaders confirmed to this reporter that Mehbooba Mufti would be visiting New Delhi very soon and is slated to meet Prime Minister Narindra Modi and […]

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Virgin hills of Paner in Tral would be devastated by pony road to Pahalgam

Mudasir Khan Srinagar: The government has decided to construct a pony road from Tral to Pahalgam in order to give flip to the tourism in this area. The government said that they want Tral to come on the tourist map and the pony road would be constructed on the hills full of trees near Paner […]

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Internet ban, last resort to curb violence.

Javaid Ahmed   Srinagar: Mobile internet services are  snapped frequently across valley and twice this month. According to reports, mobile Internet services could remain suspended for next four days, though there was no immediate official confirmation. This time internet services were cut following student protests across universities and colleges. The incident was sparked as some students in Pulwama […]

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Crores spent with no tourism in Kashmir this spring

Srinagar people who are connected with tourist trade here are not enthused by the efforts of the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department to bring back tourists here.Many travel agents told voice of valley that it seems now the spring segment will not pick up.they have appealed chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who is also state tourism […]

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Indian, Bangladeshi cos ink pacts worth over USD 9 bn

New Delhi: Companies from India and Bangladesh today signed pacts worth over USD 9 billion here aimed at deepening partnership in sectors like power and oil and gas. Among the MoUs signed in the presence of visiting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is a facility agreement between Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company (BIFPCL) and Exim Bank […]

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IS bombs churches in Egypt during mass; 43 lives lost

Tanta (Egypt): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing two Egyptian churches as worshippers gathered to mark Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people. The attacks, said to be the deadliest on the Coptic Christian minority in recent times, followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by […]

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China offers cash rewards to public against foreign espionage

Beijing: China is offering cash rewards of up to USD 72,400 to encourage residents in the capital Beijing to report about foreign spies in the country, stepping up its campaign against espionage. Beijing’s residents can report through a hotline, by mail or in person any activity endangering China’s national security or thefts of national secrets, […]

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China ignores India’s role in rescuing hijacked ship

Beijing: China today claimed full credit for rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the strategic Gulf of Aden, ignoring Indian Navy’s role in the operation. While a Chinese navy statement last night omitted any reference to the Indian Navy in providing helicopter cover to the Chinese ship whose special forces boarded the […]

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Indian ‘spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pakistan

Islamabad: A Pakistani army court today sentenced alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to death for “for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan”, the military announced. “The spy has been tried through Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act and awarded death sentence,” the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) […]

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