Poll Boycott Continues for IIIrd Phase aswell: Zero votes casted at 17 polling booths in Kashmir

No voter has turned up at the seventeen of the polling booth set up at different areas of this capital city. Not a single vote has been cast at the 17 polling booths, which includes five at Caset School Karannagar, two at government middle school Munawarabad, two at R&B office at Karanagar, six at Tiny Tots School at Fateh kadal and two at community Centre Fateh Kadal, officials told Kashmir Reader. All these centres fall in different wards which include Fateh kadel, Karanagar, Syed Ali Akbar and Munawarabad. Polling for…

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Voter queues in Jammu, Low turn out across Kashmir, Internet Speed reduced to 2G, Media bared

The Municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir that is taking place after a gap of 13 years, on Monday witnessed long queues in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts while people barely arrived in the valley booths that wore a deserted look. Enthusiastic voters lined up outside the polling stations in Gandhi Nagar, R.S.Pura, Arnia, Jurian, Khour, Akhnoor, Bishnah, Nowshera, Surankote, Kalakote, and at many other places from 7 a.m., as the polling began. In the valley, the scene was just the opposite as the first phase of civic polls began…

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Srinagar, Jammu record season’s lowest temperatures; Leh at -16.8 degrees Celsius

Pahalgam recorded minus 8.9 and Gulmarg minus 9.4 degrees Celsius as their minimum temperatures while Leh recorded a minus 16.8 and Kargil minus 18.8 degrees Celsius. The cities of Srinagar and Jammu on Sunday recorded the season’s lowest minimum temperature at minus 6 and 4 degrees as an intense cold wave has tightened its grip on the state, the weather office said. “The cold wave has further intensified due to the clear night sky. Present weather conditions are likely to continue for another 48 hours,” a MET department official said.…

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Pellet terror continues, Aerial firing in Pulwama, Clashes in Sopore, Srinagar

Forces Fire Pellets In Eyes of Rajouri Kadal Youth Massive protests erupted in Pulwama town on Friday. At least four persons were injured in the resultant clashes. Reports said that soon after congregational prayers, people staged pro-freedom protests outside the mosques. As government forces tried to disperse the protesters using force, they retaliated by stones. Forces lobbed tear gas shells. As the clashes intensified, the forces resorted to aerial firing. Soon more clashes erupted in Rajpora chowk, Muran chowk, Tahab chowk, Chatapora, etc. The whole Pulwama town was engulfed by…

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AirAsia begins daily flights between Delhi, Srinagar

Low-cost airline carrier AirAsia started its operations here today with the launch of its morning and evening daily flights between New Delhi and Srinagar. An official statement said the inaugural flight from New Delhi was received by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at Srinagar International Airport at 10 am. Another flight to New Delhi was seen off by the Chief Minister soon after. The airline is also planning to connect Srinagar to many other destinations in the country in coming days. Welcoming the initiative, Mehbooba said the new flights would augur…

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One more succumbs to injuries, Arrest spree in Nowgam, Srinagar, Bandipora protest alleged excesses by forces

A man from south Kashmir’s Anantnag town who was reportedly injured in forces action some days back, succumbed to his injuries on on Monday. Mushtaq Ahmad succumbed at SMHS, reports said. Sources said that Mushtaq had a head injury and doctors tried everything to save his life but in vain. He was a resident of Dooni Pawa, Anantnag. Police on Sunday evening raided many areas of Nowgam in Srinagar to arrest youth, reports said. Many youth have been arrested while elderly fathers were also arrested whose wards were not present at their homes,…

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Centre asks state to identify land for AIIMS in Jammu, Srinagar

The Central Government has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to identify land measuring about 200 acres each in Srinagar and Jammu for establishing All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the two capitals of the state. This was stated by the J&K Government in a written reply to Aijaz Ahmad Mir (PDP) in the state Assembly today. The state government, in reply to a question, also stated that the Central Government had constituted two teams for visiting and finalising the sites for establishing AIIMS in both state capitals.…

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Srinagar, Mumbai among top 5 cities surfing net to track ISIS-related activity

The government may claim a “very limited” influence of Islamic State (ISIS) among Indian Muslims, but that has not kept the curious young from closely following its activities and outreach on social media. If findings of a national survey by an intelligence agency are any indication, the largest volume of internet traffic related to ISIS is being generated not from urban, IT-savvy centres like Bengaluru and Hyderabad but mofussil towns like Chinchwad and Unnao, besides smaller cities such as Srinagar and Guwahati. Mumbai is the only metropolis among the top…

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