Three Years of abrogation: Kashmir Valley witnesses partial shutdown

Three Years of abrogation - Kashmir Valley witnesses partial shutdown

Protests mark anniversary of ‘black decision’ Kashmir witnessed a street protest by the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a partial spontaneous shutdown in Srinagar, as the revocation of J&K’s special status completed three years on Friday. On the other hand, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha participated in multiple events to promote different projects. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and her supporters held a protest march from the party’s Srinagar office but were stopped from heading towards the commercial hub Lal Chowk. Ms. Mufti said August 5, 2019 was “a…

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Six Pandits killed by militants since 2020, None left valley in 2022: Govt

Six Pandits killed by militants since 2020, None left valley in 2022: GoI

A total of six Kashmiri Pandits have been killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir between 2020 and 2022 so far, the government has said. MoS Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that 2021 saw four Kashmiri pandits being killed, while there was a murder each in 2020 and 2022. No Kashmiri Pandits have left the valley Rai also informed the Parliament that the number of Kashmiri Pandits who are still residing in the valley is 6,514 and added that as per records, no Kashmiri Pandit has…

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Heat wave grips Kashmir, MeT forecasts four day wet spell from today

The heat wave continued to grip Kashmir on Tuesday while Meteorological Department (MeT) has predicted rains from Wednesday for four days across Jammu and Kashmir. MeT officials said that Kashmir recorded a maximum of 33.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday while winter capital Jammu recorded 36.3 degrees Celsius. Kashmir has been witnessing heat wave since June. However, there was respite from the hot weather conditions last week as rains lashed most parts of J&K. On Tuesday, MeT department said there was a possibility of rains across Jammu and Kashmir from Wednesday.…

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13 July 1931 Martyr’s Day: Authorities prohibit political parties from commemorating day

13 July 1931 Martyr's Day: Authorities prohibit political parties from commemorating day

Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said they were barred from visiting the Martyr’s graveyard in Srinagar by authorities in the Union Territory, drawing ire from the region’s mainstream leadership. “This year also administration barred us from offering Fateha for July 13 martyrs. Locking up Naqshband Sahib shrine highlights the confines of government and their disregard for Kashmir’s struggle against oppression,” National Conference spokesperson Imran Nabi said. According to Imran, the party’s general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar had sought permission to visit the graveyard, also referred to as…

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Kashmiri’s bleeding unheard, bearing bullets from both sides

Kashmiri's bleeding unheard, bearing bullets from both sides

The family of Jammu and Kashmir police officer Mushtaq Ahmed Lone remained stuck between the devil and deep sea in the trouble-torn region marred by bloodshed of three decades. The happiness for the Lone family couldn’t survive even the three days of Eid-Ul-Adha On April 28, 2020, the bullets of security forces silenced Lone’s youthful son, Aqib Mushtaq, accused of militant activities in his native Kulgam district of south Kashmir. More than two years later, the nationalist father, who stood for the Tricolor was killed on duty by terrorists in…

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Kashmir reels under Heat Wave; Two-day wet spell from Tuesday predicts MeT

Kashmir reels under Heat Wave; Two-day wet spell from Tuesday predicts MeT

The Kashmir Valley continues to remain in the grip of a heat wave, even as the mercury dipped a little and settled at 33.4 degree Celsius, officials said. The weather remained mainly hot in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours and the Met Department forecast on Saturday that hot and mainly dry weather is likely to continue in the next 24 hours. “Current heatwave is expected to break on July 4 as light to moderate rain is likely to occur on July 4 and 5,” a department official…

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J&K Policeman injured after unknown gunmen shot at him in Anantnag

J&K Policeman injured after unknown gunmen shot at him in Anantnag

Terrorists shot at and injured a policeman in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. The attack on Constable Firdous Ahmad took place at his Hugam area home around 7.30 pm in Srigufwara of the south Kashmir district, they said. The officials said the injured cop was rushed to the Srigufwara hospital, from where he was referred to the Army’s 92 Base Hospital here. The area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to nab the attackers, they said.

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Kashmir struggling with heatwave, Srinagar sizzles at 34.2°C

Kashmir struggling with heatwave, Srinagar sizzles at 34.2°C

Heat wave continued to grip Kashmir while interestingly Srinagar was hotter than Jammu on Thursday even as Meteorological Department has predicted further rise in temperatures from next week. MeT officials said that Srinagar recorded 34.2 degrees Celsius day temperature while Jammu recorded 34 degrees Celsius. Most of the places in Kashmir including Srinagar are presently reeling under severe heat wave. There is a possibility of respite from the heat wave on Friday as the weather is likely to be cloudy, MeT officials said. “It ( high temperatures) is not unusual…

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At 33.2°C Srinagar records hottest day of season; Summer vacations in Kashmir schools likely from first week of July

At 33.2°C Srinagar records hottest day of season; Summer vacations in Kashmir schools likely from first week of July

Kokernag, Qazigund among many areas reel under heat wave Maximum temp may shoot up to 35°C by tomorrow Summer vacations in Kashmir schools likely from first week of July, say Official After a wet spell for a couple of days last week, the temperature has soared once again in Kashmir while Srinagar recorded the hottest day of the season at 33.2 degree Celsius. According to the data available with the news agency, several parts of Kashmir including Srinagar, Qazigund, Kokernag and other areas reeled under heat wave as the mercury…

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As water level recedes flood threat subsides in Kashmir

As water level recedes flood threat subsides in Kashmir

With improvement in the weather, the water level in river Jhelum has receded below the danger mark bringing much-needed respite to inhabitants living adjacent to water bodies. Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Naresh Kumar told that the situation has improved considerably since yesterday. ” With improvement in the weather, the water level has receded considerably, no untoward incident has been reported anywhere. There have been no major breaches, we can say that the flood threat is over as the water level in water bodies is gradually decreasing.” Following days…

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