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Woman dies, seven others injured in Awantipora road accident
Kashmir, State

Woman dies, seven others injured in Awantipora road accident

Srinagar, Apr 14: A woman lost her life while seven others were  injured in a road accident in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama District on Sunday. An official told news agency Kashmir Scroll that an accident took place at  Chursoo Awantipora, in which 08 people got injured who were taken to PHC Awantipora. He said that at PHC Awantipora doctors declared one woman namely Sumi Jan wife of  Mudasir ahmad Ganie resident of Panzgam declared brought dead. He further added that among injured persons 03 Patients have been referred to Smhs sgr for further treatment and four of the injured are  given treatment in PHC awantipora and were stable. Meanwhile police have taken cognizance and started an investigation. Source
Baisakhi celebrated with religious fervour in Kupwara
Kashmir, State

Baisakhi celebrated with religious fervour in Kupwara

Kupwara, Apr 13: Baisakhi was celebrated by the Sikh community with religious fervour and traditional enthusiasm across north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. Scores of Sikhs Thursday morning turned up to Gurdwaras in Chogal, Main Town Kupwara, Main Town Handwara, Deedarpora and Karnah where they performed Bhajan Keertans and prayed for the everlasting brotherhood and peace in the Valley. “We prayed for the everlasting peace in Kashmir on this special day. Those who are yet to visit Kashmir must experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Valley,” said a devotee at Chogal area of Handwara. “This festival symbolises renewal, growth, and the spirit of unity as people from all faiths come together to celebrate the end of the harvest season and welcome the new year with ...
Link road of Uri border village in shambles
Kashmir, State

Link road of Uri border village in shambles

Baramulla, Apr 13: The vital link road from Balkote to Hathlanga area along the LoC in Uri area of Baramulla district is in shambles and is causing immense hardships to the residents of the border villages. The locals said the link road was constructed by the PMGSY department and the macadamisation of the road was done in 2021 as well. “However, the link road has developed potholes and is still in a dilapidated state.” The local residents complained that the PMGSY department neglected the road in terms of its maintenance. The locals said that around Rs 5.25 crore rupees were spent on the construction of the road and it was supposed to complete 12 kilometers instead of which work was done for only six kilometers. “In one of our areas, a three kilometre stretch is yet to be con...
Intermittent wet weather expected in J&K till Tuesday: MeT
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Intermittent wet weather expected in J&K till Tuesday: MeT

Srinagar, Apr 13: The Meteorological Department Saturday predicted widespread to moderate rain until Tuesday, with snowfall expected in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir. “Partly to generally cloudy weather with light rain or snow is expected in the higher reaches at many places during April 15 evening to April 16 morning,” the MeT officials said. The weather is likely to remain dry, with late afternoon thundershowers at a few places between April 17 and 18. “During April 19 and 20, partly cloudy days with light rain or snow are expected at many places,” the MeT said. The forecasted wet weather is likely to disrupt traffic in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and may trigger landslides, mudslides, and shooting stones. “There is a possibility of temporary disrupti...
LS POLLS-2024 | I’m recovering and ready for polls: Mian Altaf
Kashmir, State

LS POLLS-2024 | I’m recovering and ready for polls: Mian Altaf

Kangan, Apr 13:  National Conference (NC) candidate for the Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary seat, Mian Altaf Saturday said that he was recovering and feeling better and that he would contest the upcoming election. The senior NC leader said that his health had improved and that he would contest the polls. Altaf, who has been a five-time legislator from Kangan constituency in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, has not been in good health for the past few days. In a video message released shortly after news reports surfaced about his unavailability for election campaigning due to health reasons, Altaf assured supporters that his health had improved and he was ready to participate in the electoral process. He attributed his recent absence from the campaign trail to a viral inf...
Baisakhi celebrated with religious fervour
Kashmir, State

Baisakhi celebrated with religious fervour

Srinagar, Apr 13:  The Sikh community celebrated Baisakhi with religious fervour and traditional enthusiasm across J&K on Saturday. The spring festival witnessed a huge number of devotees thronging Guruduwars across Kashmir. Public parks and other public places also witnessed a huge rush of locals. Baisakhi festival marks the beginning of the solar year, and for the farming community of Punjab, it marks the time for the harvest of Rabi crops. The largest gathering of devotees was witnessed at Gurdwara Chatti Padshahi, Kathi Darwaza, Rainawari in Srinagar downtown. Scores of Sikh devotees were seen participating in Bajan Keertans and other religious activities. Talking to Greater Kashmir, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said t...
In a change of heart after Omar’s visit, Mian Altaf says ‘feeling better’
Kashmir, State

In a change of heart after Omar’s visit, Mian Altaf says ‘feeling better’

Kangan, Apr 13: In a change of heart regarding his participation in election campaigning, National Conference candidate for Anantnag-Rajouri parliamentary seat, Mian Altaf on Saturday said that he was “feeling better” and that he would contest the upcoming election. Just hours after indicating his unavailability for campaigning due to “poor health”, the senior leader said that his health had improved and that he would contest the polls. In a video message released shortly after news reports surfaced about his unavailability for election campaigning due to health reasons, Mian Altaf assured supporters that his health has improved and he is ready to participate in the electoral process. He attributed his recent absence from the campaign trail to a viral infection, for which he r...
Avalanche warning issued for J&K’s Kupwara, Ganderbal
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Avalanche warning issued for J&K’s Kupwara, Ganderbal

Srinagar, Apr 13: Authorities on Saturday issued medium danger level avalanche warning for Kupwara and Ganderbal districts of Jammu & Kashmir. The officials said that avalanche with medium danger level is likely to occur above 2500 metres over Kupwara and Ganderbal districts in next 24 hours. They advised people of respective areas to take precautions and avoid venturing in the avalanche prone areas. Source
Mian Altaf’s ailing health casts doubt on his Lok Sabha campaign, candidacy
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Mian Altaf’s ailing health casts doubt on his Lok Sabha campaign, candidacy

Srinagar, Apr 13: In a setback to the party, the National Conference candidate for Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary seat, Mian Altaf Ahmad is likely to miss campaigning due to poor health, sources told Greater Kashmir. The non-availability of the senior leader has also cast a shadow over his candidature from the seat, they said. Mian Altaf, who has been a five-time legislator from Kangan constituency in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, has not been in good health from the past few days and is unlikely to carry on his campaign for the election. Sources said that doctors have advised him to rest for several weeks, making him unavailable for the campaigning. Confirming the development to Greater Kashmir, Mian Altaf said: “Unfortunately, I am contracted some infection and the...
UAPA Tribunal upholds ban against Shabir Shah-led JKDFP
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UAPA Tribunal upholds ban against Shabir Shah-led JKDFP

Srinagar, April 13: A tribunal has upheld the decision of the Union government to declare the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), founded by Shabir Ahmad Shah, an ‘unlawful association’ under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), a media report said. The UAPA tribunal’s order quoted a chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2019 which stated that, in 2016, the “Pakistan Government” had sent ₹1.1 crore to Shah to be distributed among the people who attacked security forces with stones after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter, reported The Hindu. The NIA, as per the report, said that the money sent from Pakistan clearly showed that Shah, along with others, “is at the centre of the cons...