Soldier, Teenager among 4 killed in Pak shelling, death toll goes up to 10

Pakistani forces on Saturday once again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along international border and the Line of Control across RS Pura, Akhnoor and Krishna Ghati in Poonch. A soldier and a 17-year-old boy were among four people killed and 11 others including two BSF men were injured along the Line of Control in Poonch district and on the international border on Saturday as Pakistan pounded Indian posts and forward villages. Saturday’s casualties have taken the death toll to 10 since Wednesday. Pakistan Rangers targeted over 30 Indian posts and…

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A film from Kashmir after 45 years but unfortunately, it won’t release in the Valley itself

Film aficionados in Kashmir won’t be able to watch it since no cinema in the Valley has been functional for close to two decades. On January 4, for the first time in 45 years, a Kashmiri feature film shot and produced entirely in the Valley was released in cinemas outside Kashmir. Directed by actor and filmmaker, Hussein Khan, the plot of Kashmir Daily explores the themes of drug addiction and unemployment through the eyes of an investigative reporter, played by Mir Sarwar. Most of the film has been shot in…

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All you need to know about In-flight Internet Services

How internet is provided onboard an aircraft Broadly, there are two ways to get an internet signal onto something that is 35,000 feet above ground: 1. Ground-to-air -Technology uses ground-based mobile broadband towers -Aircraft installed with antennae on the fuselage pick up signals from ground towers that are closest to flight path -The technology isn’t highly reliable for on-board connectivity on flights that fly over vast water-bodies like the oceans 2. Via satellite -Expected to be more popular in the future -Satellite technology overcomes the hurdle of receiving signals over…

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Petrol prices breach Rs 71 mark in Delhi, highest in three years

According to data from Indian Oil Corp, the previous high for petrol prices in the national capital was Rs 73.60 reported on July 1, 2014. The rise in Indian basket of imported crude oils pushed the petrol price in the national capital to Rs 71.56 a litre on Thursday, its highest level in over three years. According to data from Indian Oil Corp, the previous high for petrol prices in the national capital was Rs 73.60 reported on July 1, 2014. As per the daily revision of fuel prices, the…

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At Vaishno Devi, Floral offerings to be turned into incense

Offering flowers at shrines is a religious ritual as they are considered a symbol of devotion and reverence. To respect their sanctity, flowers are mostly discarded in rivers, thus causing a devastating effect on the ecosystem of water bodies. Keeping this in mind, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has begun a start-up to recycle flowers offered at the shrine and turn them into incense sticks. Additional Chief Executive Officer, shrine board, Anshul Garg said the board was working on innovative clean technologies to save the environment by effective…

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Mirwaiz urges India, Pakistan to stop bloodshed on LoC

Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday urged India and Pakistan to stop “senseless killings” on the Line of Control (LoC), saying that soldiers were becoming “cannon fodder” for hate. Mirwaiz, while addressing a weekly congregation at the Jamia Masjid here, expressed concern and distress over the killing of civilians and soldiers in ceasefire violations along the LoC. “Each day civilians, including children, on both sides of the LoC are getting killed and becoming the target of the unresolved Kashmir conflict, which is very sad and painful,” he said. “Soldiers…

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Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos declared unsafe

Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, today informed the House that use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos has been declared as unsafe. He said a special drive to detect use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos was conducted by Drugs and Food Control organization J&K. The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Ramesh Arora in which he drew the attention of the government towards ‘a matter of urgent public importance viz the situation arisen due to use of MSG/Azinomoto in Momos and supplements used in Gym…

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NHAI says ‘No to private negotiation’ for land acquisition for semi-ring road

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) which is acquiring around 6000 kanals of land through state government for construction of 62 km long alternate highway (semi ring road) connecting Pampore with Ganderbal via Budgam has told Deputy Commissioner Budgam in its official communication that NHAI is not ready for private negotiation with farmers and affected people, sources said. Sources told Kashmir Post that Government is putting a pressure on farmers to give away their land on very low price. Given this, it is for the first time that the farmers…

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‘Separate Homeland’, Protests mark ‘Holocaust Day’ in Jammu

Pandits reiterate demand for separate homeland, setting up of judicial panel Marking 28 years of their exodus from the Kashmir valley, displaced Pandits today observed ‘Holocaust Day’ by holding protests in different parts of the city and at migrant camps. Every year, community members gather on January 19 to remember the events of 1990 when the minority community faced threats in the Valley and lakhs were forced to leave their homeland. Representative organisations today jointly held protest, recollecting the events and the plight of people who continue to live in…

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Two troopers, Two civilians killed in Pak firing along LoC, Villagers flee as Pak rains mortars

Govt closes all schools close to border, LoC Only three bullet-proof vehicles to evacuate 15,000 residents in Kathua An army man, a border guard and two civilians were were killed and 26 others injured in cross border firing along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu province on Friday. The cross-border firing started mid night and it again resumed during early morning along the IB in Arnia and R S Pura sectors. Later, Hiranagar and Samba sectors also witnessed intense cross-border firing and shelling. “The firing…

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