Navin Kumar Choudhary, senior IAS officer among 25000 people granted domicile certificates in JK

In Jammu, the highest number of domicile certificates—8,500—have been issued in Doda, Rajouri 6,214, Poonch 6,123, and Jammu 2,820. In Kashmir, the highest number of domicile certificates have been issued in Pulwama (153), followed by Anantnag (106), Kulgam (90), Baramulla (39), Shopian (20), Bandipora (10), Kupwara (10), Budgam (09), Ganderbal (1) and Srinagar (0). Navin Kumar Choudhary, a senior J&K cadre IAS officer from Bihar, is among the nearly 25,000 people who have been granted a domicile certificate—which allows people non-locals to get a residency certificate for education, employment and…

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India-China Clash: Over 20 Indian troops killed, Scores injured, and many missing in Galwan Valley face-off

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border area, Indian officials say. The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 years. The Indian army initially said three of its soldiers had been killed, adding that both sides suffered casualties. But later on Tuesday, officials said a number of critically injured soldiers had died of their wounds. India’s external affairs ministry accused China of breaking an agreement struck the previous…

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‘Geelani always spoke truth’, BJP deceived people of Kashmir: Mustafa Kamal

Hitting BJP led Central Government left, right and centre, National Conference Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal Thursday said that senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani always spoke the truth about Kashmir. “Whenever Geelani talked about the 17 UN Resolutions about Kashmir, it was based on facts. Geelani always said the truth. The situation in Kashmir would have been totally different today if UN Resolutions had been implemented in letter and spirit. Kashmir was an independent state and it never acceded to India like other States,” Kamal told reporters…

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Covid19: Kashmir reports the highest single-day spike of 583 cases, Govt declares 8 districts as red zones

By – Tahaa Yaseen Kashmir reported 583 coronavirus cases, its highest single-day spike, taking the total caseload in J&K to 4,050, officials said on Sunday. Baramulla reported the highest number of cases with 132 followed by Srinagar 87, Pulwama 60, Anantnag 59, Shopian 24, Bandipora 21, Budgam 18, Ganderbal 14, and Kupwara 7. Among the fresh cases are nearly 100 pregnant ladies, with public health experts indicating community spread of the contagion. Public health experts are not in favour of government opening up of public spaces amidst widespread of contagion.…

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Junaid Sehrai among two rebels killed during 15-hour gunbattle in Srinagar

By : Tahaa Yaseeen Scores of houses razed down 3 CRPF men, 1 Cop injured in the firefight 4 Youths injured after damaged structure collapses Internet, phone services cut 240 Rebels active, 73 killed this year: DGP Two Hizbul Mujahideen rebels including Junaid Ashraf Khan ‘Sehrai’ whose father is chairman of the separatist conglomerate Tehrek-e-Hurriyat, were killed on Tuesday after a 15-hour long gun battle with forces in a densely populated area in downtown Srinagar, officials said. A senior police official said the gunfight raged between rebels and forces at…

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COVID19: With 30 new cases, J&K crosses 1000 mark

By: Tahaa Yaseen J&K has crossed the mark of a thousand cases as 30 more patients tested positive for coronavirus including 21 in Kashmir on Friday that took JK’s infection tally to 1013. The coronavirus testing lab of Chest Disease (CD) Hospital Srinagar today tested 537 samples of which 12 returned positive. Only two of these cases are from Kashmir valley. Nodal Officer for COVID-19 measures, GMC Srinagar, Dr M Salim Khan said today’s cases include six admitted at Lakhanpur including one from Punjab and one from Rajasthan. He said…

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Youth shot dead by forces for jumping checkpoint, family denies police version

By Tahaa Yaseen * Protests on* Internet suspended One civilian was killed and another injured when paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force Wednesday opened fire on them in Budgam district of central Kashmir, leading to protests and clashes in the area. The injured is a police officer and uncle of the deceased youth. The police and CRPF said the two, travelling in a car, didn’t stop at a checkpoint and were fired upon. The authorities snapped cellular internet service in the district to stop any further protests. The incident took place…

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Clashes continue for the third day over the killing of top rebel commander Riyaz Naikoo

Anti-India protests and clashes have continued for a third day on Friday in Indian-administered Kashmir following the killing of a top rebel leader by government forces. The Hizbul Mujahideen group’s commander Riyaz Naikoo and three other rebels were killed in a gunfight with Indian troops on Wednesday in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district, leading to massive clashes in several places. Naikoo, 35, was the chief of operations of Hizbul Mujahideen, the disputed region’s largest rebel group, which has spearheaded an armed rebellion against the Indian rule. The clashes continued on Friday…

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Domicile rule for J&K defined by GoI

The definition expands to include those who have “studied for a period of seven years and appeared in class 10th/12th examination in an educational institution located in the UT of J&K.” A person residing in Jammu and Kashmir for at least fifteen years will now be eligible to be a domicile of the union territory, according to the new rule issued by the Centre Tuesday. In the latest gazette notification, Section 3A of the J&K Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order 2020, under the J&K civil services (decentralization and recruitment)…

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#Covid19: Coronavirus cases rise to 169 across India, first positive case reported from Kashmir

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 169, reports PTI. The pandemic, described as an “unprecedented threat” by the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom, has now affected over 2,00,000 people around the world and caused 8,000 deaths globally. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday at 8 PM during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it, the prime minister’s office announced on Wednesday. The border between the US and Canada has been temporarily closed by “mutual consent”…

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