Tasaduq Mufti, Mehbooba Mufti’s brother quits from CM’s grievance cell

J&K govt to nominate him as a member of the legislative council. Tasaduq Mufti, the younger brother of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehboobah Mufti and a top Bollywood cinematographer, resigned on Friday from the post of coordinator of the CM’s grievances cell. The chief minister is reportedly keen to nominate him as a member of the legislative council. The proposal has been reportedly circulated among the cabinet members and after its nod, it will be sent to the Governor for his assent. Tasaduq has reportedly resigned from the post…

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Restrictions in parts of Srinagar & Anantnag to foil JRL-called rally, Top Separatist leaders detained

Restrictions were imposed in many parts of Srinagar and Anantnag districts on Friday to prevent a protest rally, officials said. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, have called for a rally in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town to “express solidarity with the residents”. “Restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPc in Anantnag and six police stations areas of Srinagar district to maintain law and order,” a police officer said. “Restrictions will remain in force in areas falling…

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10 injured in Anantnag road accident, 6 Year-old crushed to death by speeding vehicle in Poonch

At least ten passengers were injured after a Tavera cab turned turtled near Bradi Aangan village of Shangus area in Anantnag district on Wednesday. The injured have been shifted to District Hospital Anantnag where the condition of all the injured is stated to be stable. A six-year-old girl was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle in border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. An official said that Nargis Bi, daughter of Muhammad Asif, resident of Banola was killed after a speeding passenger cab hit her in…

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Srinagar receives first snowfall of season, Jammu-Srinagar national highway shuts due Rain & Snow

Kashmir cut off due to snowfall, air traffic affected 3 Army jawans missing in Gurez after avalanche A white blanket covered Srinagar on Tuesday as it recorded first snowfall of the season. Rains lashed Srinagar and other plain areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday while upper reaches received snow, ending long dry spell. Roof and treetops were draped in white as people woke up in Srinagar today morning. The open fields and parks were also under white blanket. A MeT spokesman said that Srinagar recorded two-inches of snow since…

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JRL calls for protest on Friday, shutdown on Sunday over rights violations in Kashmir and US decision on Jerusalem

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown on Sunday to protest the “gross” human rights violations in Kashmir. The leadership also called for “peaceful protests” tomorrow against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. “Jerusalem represents the religious sentiments of about a billion Muslims living across the globe. US decision to declare this sacred land as the capital of Israel, amounts to political bankruptcy of fascist trump regime,” said the JRL, in a statement today. “Kashmiris across the valley will stage peaceful protests against US…

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Kidnap policeman’s brother returns home safely

The brother of policeman who was abducted on Wednesday evening by unidentified gunmen in Ajas area of Bandipora has returned home safely. Mudasir Ahmed Khan brother of constable Farooq Ahmad Khan was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Chravan, Ajas. On his return, Mudasir told reporters that militants picked him from home, inquired about his brother and at midnight asked him to return back. “Two militants picked me outside our house. They questioned me about my brother. I was taken to forest and released there at mid night,” he said. One…

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Shiv Sena team detained before hoisting Tricolour at Lal Chowk, released

Six activists of the Shiv Sena were detained here on Wednesday as police thwarted their bid to hoist the Tricolour at Lal Chowk, an official said. The Shiv Sena activists arrived at Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) in two vehicles and were taken in preventive custody as soon as they alighted, a police official said. The detained activists were taken to the Kothibagh police station where they were released after completing legal formalities, the official said. The Jammu unit of the Shiv Sena had sent a special team to hoist the…

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Weatherman sounds alert, predicts heavy snow, rains across J&K

The Meteorological Department for Jammu and Kashmir has issued a weather warning from December 11 to December 15. In a statement issued today, the MeT said: “A fresh Western Disturbance is most likely to affect the state of J&K from 11th to 15th Dec. 2017 with moisture feeding taking place from the Arabian Sea.” “Under the influence of this system, moderate to heavy rain/snow is expected at widespread places of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh region. “The main activity of this system (moderate to heavy rainfall/snowfall) is likely to occur during…

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Militants attack army patrol in Qazigund, Soldier injured

A soldier was injured after militants attacked an army patrol in Qazigund area of south Kashmir on Monday. Reports said that the militants opened fire on the patrol at Bounigam in Qazigund took shelter inside a building. They said that the forces cordoned off the area immediately after the attack. The exchange of fire began after the forces approached the building where militants were hiding, they said. A police official said that the area has been cordoned off by the government forces. More details are awaited.

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Gunfight erupt in Pakherpora, teens hit by bullets & pellets in clashes

A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in Futlipora village of Pakharpora in central’s Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday. A teenage boy was injured in the clashes in Pakharpora. An official said that Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 10 Garhwal of army cordoned off Futlipora today morning around 6 am after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants. “As the forces approached the suspected house, the militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight,” he said. He said two to four militants are believed to…

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