Press Club of India Fights Back! Resolution Passed to Protect Free Speech

Press Club of India Fights Back! Resolution Passed to Protect Free Speech

New Delhi: The Press Club of India (PCI) has passed a resolution aimed at safeguarding the fundamental principles of freedom of expression and access to information. The PCI convened on May 28 to address mounting concerns regarding legislative measures that threaten press freedom and digital rights. The meeting was attended by representatives from various media and digital rights organizations. In a statement it said the PCI meeting held on May 28 “resolved to intensify the demands of media and digital rights organisations and urges the government to withdraw laws that…

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J&K Weather Update: Heatwave in Jammu, Hot and Dry Conditions Expected in Kashmir

J&K Weather Update: Heatwave in Jammu, Hot and Dry Conditions Expected in Kashmir

Srinagar: Weatherman here on Friday forecast heatwave over plains of Jammu and hot and dry weather over rest of the places in J&K during next five days. A meteorological department official said that there is also a likelihood of a “brief” spell of rain/thunder/lightning on June 19 and 20. He said on June 15-18, generally dry weather is expected even as light rain and thunder at isolated places can’t be ruled out. From June 19-21, he said, generally cloudy weather is expected with a spell of light rain/thunder at scattered places…

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Faith Flows Freely: Crystal Clear Spring Marks Auspicious Kheer Bhawani Mela

Faith Flows Freely: Crystal Clear Spring Marks Auspicious Kheer Bhawani Mela

Many Pandits who had migrated to different parts of the country in the 1990s in the wake of raging militancy attend the annual festival of Zyestha Ashtami Thousands of Kashmiri Pandits converged at the Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir Valley’s Ganderbal district to attend the annual festival of Zyestha Ashtami on Friday. Many of them had migrated to different parts of the country in the 1990s in the wake of raging militancy. “My family has been here for the past four days. The Kheer Bhawani temple has been of great importance…

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Arrogance Check: Lord Ram’s Numerical Message for BJP

Arrogance Check: Lord Ram’s Numerical Message for BJP

The remark came days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that a true ‘sevak’ does not have arrogance and serves the people by maintaining ‘dignity’. Jaipur: In hard-hitting remarks on the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls, RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Thursday slammed the ruling BJP for “arrogance” and the opposition INDIA bloc for being “anti-Ram”. Speaking at the ‘Ramrath Ayodhya Yatra Darshan Poojan Samaroh’ at Kanota near Jaipur, the RSS national executive member did not mention the rivals by name but suggested that the poll outcome reflected their…

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Second Chance: NEET Controversy Resolved with Re-Exam for 1563 Students

Second Chance: NEET Controversy Resolved with Re-Exam for 1563 Students

The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared on Thursday that the allocation of “grace marks” will cause the results of 1,563 applicants in the 2024 National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET-UG) to be revoked. On June 23, these applicants will have another chance to take the test. Judges Vikram Nath and Sandeep Mehta of the Supreme Court bench were notified by the NTA that a committee had examined the cases of more than 1,563 applicants who had received grace marks to make up for time lost in the NEET-UG exam, reported ANI.…

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Manhunt Intensifies: Police Detain 50 in Reasi Bus Attack Investigation

Manhunt Intensifies: Police Detain 50 in Reasi Bus Attack Investigation

At least 50 individuals have been detained by the Reasi police in connection with the investigation into the recent terror attack on a bus, in which nine pilgrims were killed. A police official said the detentions were made following an intensive investigation led by the police at the Kanda area police station in Pouni. “Significant leads have been uncovered in the probe, which will aid the identification and arrest of those involved in orchestrating the attack,” the official added. For a comprehensive probe, search operations have been expanded to encompass…

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KTMF’s Eid Appeal: Skip Online Giants, Support Local Kashmiri Businesses!

KTMF's Eid Appeal: Skip Online Giants, Support Local Kashmiri Businesses!

Srinagar: Ahead of Eid, the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) is making a fervent appeal to shoppers to prioritise purchasing from local physical stores rather than opting for online shopping. In a statement issued today, KTMF incumbent president Muhammad Yaseen Khan said, “In light of the ongoing challenges faced by the local retail sector, KTMF emphasises the importance of supporting our community’s businesses during this crucial time. By choosing to shop in physical stores, consumers can play a pivotal role in sustaining local businesses and ensuring their continued operation.”…

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Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Denounces JNU Scientist’s ‘Israeli Model’ Suggestion for Kashmir

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Denounces JNU Scientist's 'Israeli Model' Suggestion for Kashmir

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) has strongly condemned a suggestion made by JNU scientist and author Anand Ranganathan to implement the “Israeli Model” of settlements and other forceful measures in Kashmir. Ranganathan made this suggestion during a podcast on ANI news agency. The KCCI takes particular offense to his claim that tourism revenue in Jammu and Kashmir benefits terrorists. KCCI Rejects Ranganathan’s Claims: Misinformation about Tourism: The KCCI refutes Ranganathan’s assertion that tourist income goes to terrorists. They clarify that a significant portion…

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Singing the National Anthem Now Compulsory in All Jammu & Kashmir Schools

Singing the National Anthem Now Compulsory in All Jammu & Kashmir Schools

Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department has cited that morning assemblies have been invaluable in fostering a sense of unity among the students. The Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department has made the national anthem mandatory in the morning assembly for all schools in the union territory. The directive has come from the principal secretary of the School Education Department through a circular, instructing all schools to make the morning assembly uniform across the Union Territory. “Morning assembly should begin with the national anthem as per standard protocol. It has…

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A Call for Introspection: Charting Progress for Youth

A Call for Introspection: The Path to Progress for Kashmiri Muslims

A Call for Introspection: The Path to Progress for Kashmiri Muslims By: Javid Amin In a digital age dominated by social media, the voices of individuals and communities are more connected than ever before. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become arenas for discussion, debate, and, unfortunately, often for unproductive behaviors such as trolling and consuming trivial content. This phenomenon isn’t unique to any single community, but it has particular resonance in the context of Kashmiri Muslims, where societal issues are deeply intertwined with political and economic challenges. The Digital…

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