Mehbooba Mufti expresses concern over torture of Kashmiri inmates in Tihar Jail

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the alleged harassment and physical torture of Kashmiri prisoners at the Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi. Taking a serious view of these reports, the Chief Minister spoke to Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba and asked him to intervene in the matter, said an official handout. The Union Home Secretary assured the Chief Minister of a thorough probe into the incident and punishing the culprits for having violated the jail manual. Violation of fundamental, human and legal…

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Bananas successfully cultivated for first time in Jammu Division

It is for the first time that the experiment of growing bananas in Jammu and Kashmir has succeeded with precision. Scientists have achieved a rare feat after they successfully cultivated bananas in Jammu and Kashmir. It is for the first time that the experiment of growing bananas in Jammu and Kashmir has succeeded with precision. “Experimental works involved growing the banana by tissue culture technique at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) Jammu. The samplings of this high quality tissue culture variety known as Bhim Grand Naine (G-9) banana were…

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Hajin; The Kashmir town that is a ‘Militant Hub’

Violence has ebbed and flowed in Indian-administered Kashmir since 1989 but the region has seen a fresh wave of unrest following popular militant leader Burhan Wani’s killing by Indian forces in July 2016. Gowhar Geelani reports on a small market town in the Muslim-dominated valley that has become a new flashpoint. To reach Hajin, one must drive through picturesque roads lined with poplar and Kashmir’s distinctive chinar trees. But fear seems to have settled on this town in the state’s northern Bandipore district, which is no stranger to violence. Situated…

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Kashmir likely to witness epidemic of cardiovascular disease: Dr Shahid

Following ‘6 S’ can mitigate risk factors, says Dr Shahid Stress can cause devastating changes in blood pressure and lead to Intracranial Hemorrhages Senior Cardiologist and Head Department of Cardiology (Unit-1) JLNM hospital, Rainawari, Dr Shahid Iqbal Tak, who is dealing with heart disorders  from past over ten years revealed that the Kashmir region is likely to see an epidemic of cardiovascular disease. In a candid interview Dr Shahid speaks about measures to curb the disease. Excerpts..! Kashmir Post (KP): What is the trend of cardiac diseases in Kashmir? Dr Shahid…

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri Sector: Police

Prior to this, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for three consecutive days between November 15 and November 17 in Jammu and Poonch districts. Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district last night in violation of the ceasefire, police said. “Pakistani troops resorted to firing in Jhangar forward area from 1845 hours to 1900 hours,” a senior police officer said, adding that further details were awaited. Prior to this, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for three consecutive days between…

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‘One job, One family’, Non-migrant Pandits to get job package benefit

After facing neglect for 27 years, non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit youth living in the Valley will get jobs under the Prime Minister’s Employment Package. Following the Central government approval, the PDP-BJP government has constituted a committee headed by the Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir) to select candidates among Pandits who did not migrate in 1989-90 after the eruption of armed insurgency. The committee will hold its first meeting in the first week of December to do groundwork for the selection process. As per the government order issued on November 13, nearly 500 posts…

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MS Dhoni welcomed in Kashmir with ‘Boom Boom Afridi’ slogans

Dhoni was in Kashmir for attending the final of the Chinar Cricket Premier League, a local tournament on Sunday. India’s limited-overs’ wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni is said to be a calm person when it comes to handling things, both on and off the pitch. His calmness was once again evident when thousands of his fans welcomed him with slogans of ‘ Boom Boom Afridi’ in Kunzer during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Despite all the slogans and chants, Dhoni was in his usual self, by being calm. The 36-year-old Dhoni,…

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Market closure order conspiracy to kill business activities: Traders Federation

Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation on Sunday said the government of Jammu and Kashmir was “playing with fire by provoking the trader community” by asking shops and establishments in various areas of Srinagar to remain closed once a week. The government’s Labour and Employment Department issued an order earlier this month to fix what it called “close days”. The order, signed by Commissioner/Secretary to the government, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, stated that the order was issued in exercise of the powers conferred under the Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act.…

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Farooq Abdullah provokes again, says ‘Forget PoK, raise Indian flag in Srinagar first’

Former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday dared the government of India to hoist tri-colour at LalChowk in Srinagar before talking about unfurling it in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Abdullah’s remarks drew criticism from the BJP, with deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh saying that the National Conference leader was “strengthening the separatists and militants.” He said that the tricolour was being hoisted in all parts of the state, including LalChowk. Abdullah, who had recently said Pakistan-administered Kashmir cannot become a part of India, said that he only told facts and that…

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