Ahead of Republic Day multi-level security grid put in place across Kashmir Valley

Ahead of Republic Day multi-level security grid put in place across Kashmir Valley

Ahead of the Republic Day function, high-level security arrangements have been made across Kashmir, especially in Srinagar, where the main function of the Valley will be held on Wednesday The UT’s Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha, will unfurl the Tricolour at MA Stadium in Jammu, while one of the advisers, RR Bhatnagar will be unfurling the Tricolour at SK Stadium, Srinagar. DDC chairpersons will be chief guests at district headquarters. On Monday, a full-dress rehearsal parade was held at different district headquarters and in Srinagar. To avert any possible militant attack…

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Strike On Democracy: Govt cancels building allotment to Kashmir Press Club; Social Media witnesses huge outrage against Forcible Takeover

Strike On Democracy: Govt cancels building allotment to Kashmir Press Club; Social Media witnesses huge outrage against Forcible Takeover

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday canceled the allotment of building and land which housed Srinagar’s Kashmir Press Club, two days after it was taken over by a small group of journalists. Srinagar (KIF): The Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar was permanently shut down on Monday with its premises formally taken over by the government of the union territory of Kashmir. The government announced that the biggest journalist body of the Valley has ceased to exist – it has lost its registration as a society, its land has been reclaimed…

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Kashmir Press Club Row: Editors Guild of India, Mumbai Press Club condemn the ‘Coup’

Kashmir Press Club Row: Editors Guild of India, Mumbai Press Club condemn the ‘Coup’

The country’s prominent journalists’ bodies, including the Editors Guild of India and the Mumbai Press Club, on Sunday came out in support of the elected management of the Kashmir Press Club Country’s prominent journalists’ bodies, including the Editors Guild of India (EGI) and the Mumbai Press Club (MPC), on Sunday came out in support of the elected management of the Kashmir Press Club (KPC), a day after it was taken over by a small ‘disgruntled’ group of mediapersons flanked by the police. The group on Sunday locked the club triggering…

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Surya Namaskar: Forced order stokes controversy across Kashmir Valley

Surya Namaskar: Forced order stokes controversy in J&K

A government order asking faculty members and students of colleges to perform Surya Namaskar has drawn sharp criticism from two former J&K chief ministers and city mayor as they termed this order as undemocratic. Director colleges, higher education department, Yasmeen Ashai in order had directed nodal principal, Jammu division colleges, and nodal principal, Kashmir division colleges, for organising a large-scale Surya Namaskar on Friday on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. “The Government of India has desired that on the occasion, a large-scale virtual Surya Namaskar be organised under the Azadi…

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Cold wave intensifies across Kashmir, Harsh Chillai Kalan to Go On

Cold wave intensifies across Kashmir, Harsh Chillai Kalan to Go On

Intense cold conditions continued in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as Srinagar recorded a low of minus 3.6°C on Wednesday. A meteorological department official said that the minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of JK, dropped from the previous night’s 0.2°C and was 1.5°C below the normal for this time of the year. Gulmarg, the world-famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, recorded a drop of nearly 1°C as the mercury settled at minus 11.5°C against minus 10.6°C on the previous night, he said. Pahalgam, the famous resort…

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Kashmir Valley in grip of freezing cold

Kashmir Valley in grip of freezing cold

Gulmarg records a low of minus 10 degrees Celsius for the second consecutive night Gulmarg tourist resort in north Kashmir continued to reel under extreme cold as the minimum temperature stayed below the freezing point at most places in the valley, officials said on Monday. The resort recorded a low of minus 10 degrees Celsius for the second consecutive night, Met officials said. They said Pahalgam in south Kashmir, which serves as the base camp for the annual Amarnath yatra, recorded a low of minus 2.6 degrees Celsius. Srinagar, the…

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FIR registered against PDP leaders for ‘Violation’ of Covid norms

FIR registered against PDP leaders for 'Violation' of Covid norms

An executive magistrate in J&K’s Anantnag district has directed the police to register an FIR against 10 PDP leaders for allegedly violating Covid protocols at an event to mark party founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death anniversary, officials said on Saturday. Reacting to the development, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said it appeared that Covid norms applied only to her party and not to the BJP, which held a protest in Kashmir on Friday. The executive magistrate of Bijbehara tehsil issued directions to the station house officer to lodge…

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Strategic Areas Notification: Now army can carry construction in Sonamarg & Gulmarg

Strategic Areas Notification: Now army can carry construction in Sonamarg & Gulmarg

Almost 14 months after the Jammu and Kashmir administration notified a law allowing earmarking of land for use by armed forces, a patch of some 70 hectares in Gulmarg and Sonamarg tourist resorts in the Valley has been declared as “strategic areas”. The armed forces can now carry out construction activities on this land. Officials said the land was already under the use of the Army for years and no change or transfer of the land was being made. “The land is under the Army’s use for decades for training…

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National Highway Shut, Flights delayed at Srinagar airport for 3rd straight day

National Highway Shut, Flights delayed at Srinagar airport for 3rd straight day

Srinagar- Jammu National Highway remained closed due to incessant rains and snowfall at Patnitop and Jawahar Tunnel while shooting stones at various places between Chanderkote and Ramban sector affected the smooth movement of the traffic. As per Traffic Police advisory, “In view of heavy rain shooting stones and slippery road conditions, vehicular traffic on both sides of the highway shall remain suspended on Thursday.” As per reports received, the highway was closed for any type of vehicular movement by the authorities as precautionary measures after the weatherman forecast said there…

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Srinagar experienced improvement in night temperature; Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir at -9.4°C

Srinagar experienced improvement in night temperature; Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir at -9.4°C

Gulmarg was the coldest place in Kashmir as the mercury plunged to – 9.4 °C; Srinagar city recorded an improvement in night temperature from the last couple of days due to the overcast sky Gulmarg was the coldest place in Kashmir as the mercury plunged to – 9.4 °C. After fresh snowfall in the upper parts on Sunday, the Valley is again under the grip of the cold wave. However, Srinagar city recorded an improvement in night temperature from the last couple of days due to the overcast sky. The…

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