5 Pilgrims died while over 40000 devotees visit holy cave shrine so far

5 Pilgrims died while over 40000 devotees visit holy cave shrine so far

Five pilgrims have died since the commencement of the Amarnath Yatra this year, even as over 40,000 devotees have so far visited the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said on Sunday. A pilgrim by the name Virinder Gupta is missing from the yatra’s Chandanwari-Sheshnag route, they said. Of the five deceased, three passed away due to cardiac arrests: Jai Prakash from Delhi died at Chandanwari, Devender Tayal (53) from Bareily collapsed at Lower Cave and Lipo Sharma (40) from Bihar died at Qazigund camp, the officials said.…

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Parents/Guardians responsible for providing vehicles to minor; Man sentenced 3 year imprisonment for allowing minor to drive

Parents/Guardians responsible for providing vehicles to minor; Man sentenced 3 year imprisonment for allowing minor to drive

Srinagar Court Saturday sentenced a man to three-year imprisonment for allowing minor to drive his vehicle. However, looking at the antecedents of the convict, the court released convict on probation with conditions for maintaining good conduct. Special Mobile Magistrate (Traffic) Shabir Ahmad Malik, Srinagar, announced the verdict after the accused Bilal Ahmad Phapoo of Noorbagh claimed to be the owner of vehicle driven by minor and filed undertaking before the court. The Court also directed the Inspector General of Police (Traffic) to hold special drive against the menace of driving…

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Traffic Police issues advisory ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Traffic Police issues advisory ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra 2022 is starting on 29th of June till 13th of August and the route for the Yatra shall be Jammu-Srinagar National Highway only. As a result, some changes in the timing of vehicular movement have been decided and are informed to the general public and other concerned through this advisory as under: – Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police issues traffic Plan on NH-44 and Kashmir Valley from 29th June on the commencement of SANJY-2022. Movement of Light Motor Vehicles (i.e cars/taxies/passenger vehicles personal cars etc) Civilian and Non-Civilian…

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Kashmiriat: Wanwun by the women folk, while men are seen serving guests at pandit wedding in Kashmir

Kashmiriat: Wanwun by the women folk, while men are seen serving guests at pandit wedding in Kashmir

Withholding the age-old communal harmony in Kashmir, local Muslims in Lar village of Ganderbal district participated in the marriage ceremony of a Kashmiri Pandit girl whose family lives in the village. Kashmiri Muslims participated in the marriage ceremony of Meenakshi Kumari, daughter of late Pandit Mohan Lal in Lar, and celebrated the function like they were the real hosts. The Pandit family has been living in the Lar village for years and sharing an emotional bond with local Muslim neighbours. In a heartwarming gesture at the residence of the bride,…

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Eid-Ul-Adha 2022: Admin notifies rates for sacrificial animals in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday notified rates for sacrificial animals in the Kashmir Valley ahead of Eid-ul-Adha, which is being celebrated on July 10 this year. According to an order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Kashmir, revised and re-fixed the rates for sacrificial animals during a meeting held today. “Consequent upon the decisions taken in the meeting, regarding fixing/ review of rates of sacrificial (Qurbani) livestock, held today on 27-06-2022 and in supersession of all previous…

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‘Exceptional’ arrangements put in place for 43 day long Amarnath Yatra by J&K Govt

‘Exceptional’ arrangements put in place for 43 day long Amarnath Yatra by J&K Govt

The 43-day-long Amarnathji pilgrimage, being held after a gap of two years, is scheduled to commence on June 30 with excellent and exemplary arrangements put in place by J&K Government. The government is committed to provide the best facilities for Yatris. Improvements have been made in the arrangements as compared to previous years. All necessary facilities, including traffic management, health, communication, water sanitation are in place. J&K Government has accorded top priority to provide quality healthcare to the pilgrims coming for the Amarnath Yatra 2022. A coordinated heath care is…

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Harbouring Militants: Five residential houses sealed in Srinagar for sheltering militants

Harbouring Militants - Five residential houses sealed in Srinagar for sheltering militants

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday attached five houses after the owners were found to be harbouring terrorists, the Srinagar Police said. “Five (5) houses attached as per section 2(g) & 25 of UAP Act for being used for purpose of terrorism. It was also clearly found that such harbouring was wilful, repetitive & without any coercion. Many attacks on civilians & security forces were planned from these houses,” the Srinagar Police said in a statement. While two houses have been attached in jurisdiction of Parimpora police station, one…

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Questions over timing, Purpose of move to seal Falah-e-Aam Trust Schools by GoI

Questions over timing, Purpose of move to seal Falah-e-Aam Trust Schools by GoI

Showkat Ahmad Var, director of the Trust which had once been affiliated with the outlawed Jamaat-e-Islami, said that the ban imposed on the trust by the J&K government expired in 1991. Most schools earlier associated with the trust now function independently. By: Jehangir Ali The Jammu and Kashmir administration is in the process of sealing nearly a dozen schools in Kashmir while hundreds more are facing scrutiny for their alleged links with the Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), a Srinagar-based non-profit which has been affiliated with the outlawed organisation Jamaat-e-Islami. The decision…

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Targeted Killings: So far 23 persons lost lives to slaying in 2022

This year there have been over 22 targeted attacks in Kashmir, mostly aimed at minorities, migrants, and security personnel. The 23 people killed in these attacks include a Kashmiri Pandit government employee, a member of the Rajput community, four migrants, and four leaders at the Panchayat level. The list also includes four police personnel, an Army soldier, two CRPF personnel, two Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, and three locals. Among these 10 were killed in central Kashmir including seven in Budgam and three in Srinagar; 11 in south Kashmir including…

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HSRP: Vehicles without High Security Registration Plates to be seized after June 15

HSRP: Vehicles without High Security Registration Plates to be seized after June 15

Police on Saturday issued ‘final reminder’ regarding affixation of mandatory High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) on the vehicles by June 15. “This is Final Reminder by Transport/Police/Traffic departments. Mandatory Affixation of HSRP to be done by 15th June 2022 on all vehicles,” police said in a statement, adding, “Failing this all such vehicles without HSRP shall be seized & RC may also be recommended for suspension.” Earlier this week, the motor vehicle Department also issued a similar public notice.

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