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Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday said that the cases of Public Safety Act detainees are regularly reviewed as per the provisions of the PSA ACT 1978. The written reply from the Jammu and Kashmir Home Minister reveals that 2364 persons are languishing in different jails and sub jails. It said that only 12 persons have been lodged in outside state jails. Out of 2364 prisoners, according to Ministry for Home 354 are convicts while the number of under trials stands at 1934. The government has further revealed that, out of 76 persons detained under Public Safety Act, 51 among

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The Legislative Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Mubarak Gul on Monday said that firing and shelling on Line of Control would continue till Kashmir issue is not resolved. His comments came after Panthers party member Balwant Singh Mankotia tried to disrupt the proceedings of the House over the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops. Mankotia alleged that state government did not react over the issue while the House should condemn ceasefire violations allegedly committed by Pakistan. He said that the people living along LoC are facing great difficulties. Speaker Mubarak Gul asked the MLA to allow the obituary

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The residents of Lassipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday claimed that Army troopers refrain them to initiate action against the drug addicts in the area  and encourage youth for taking drugs and alcohol. A delegation from Lassipora hamlet led by Ghazi Abdul Aziz told that there area has become a hub for drug addicts where in broad day light, scores of youth could be seen taking drugs and alcohol. The delegation also said  that local Auqaf Committee comprising of respectable citizens had decided to socially boycott any communication with the families whose wards won’t mend themselves. In a

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Family members of a Power Development Department employee, Muhammad Ramzan, on Thursday alleged that a counter-insurgency party after raiding their house thrashed them mercilessly during night. The incident sparked a massive protest in Batapora, Wanpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. An elderly woman Raja Begum wife of PDD employee Muhammad Ramzan Teli told CNS that a Special Operation Group party from Budgam headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Operations barged into their house during day time and started enquiring about her husband Muhammad Ramzan and son Parvez Ahmed. “They left the place after I informed them Ramzan and Parvez are

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In a scathing attack on incumbent Cabinet Minister from Congress Party Sham Lal Sharma for his advocacy to have a Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference Thursday said that Congress party has stooped so low that it has now started to play divisive, negative and destructive politics. National Conference senior leader and former Member Parliament Dr Mehboob Beigh termed the remarks of Sham Lal Sharma ‘utter nonsense’ and said that the sitting Cabinet Minister doesn’t know the basic concept of democracy. “What you can expect from an ordinary citizen when you’re sitting Cabinet Minister is trying to

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After expelling ten Kashmiri students in March this year for allegedly cheering for the Pakistan Cricket team, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University Meerut has suspended two more Kashmiri students whose names according to their parents never figured in the controversy that time. In March this year, at least 67 students were expelled by Swami Vivekanand Subharti University for allegedly cheering for Pakistan cricket team. After the intervention of the State Government the University authorities revoked the suspension order of 57 students while the fate of remaining 10 students was decided by Disciplinary Committee which after finding them ‘guilty’ expelled from the

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In a brazen attack a day after India’s Independence day celebrations, suspected militants Saturday ambushed a Border Security Force (BSF) party patrolling in an armoured gypsy killing two personnel and injuring 4 others near Bandarpora Koil crossing on Pulwama-Awantipora road barely a kilometer away from an Indian Air Force Station in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The attack, the fifth in six days and second on BSF according to police was deadliest which claimed the lives of two BSF personnel including an Assistant Sub Inspector. BSF officials confirmed that four jawans were critically injured in the attack who are being treated

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After the hijacking of vehicle by suspected rebels, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of 15 August have put in place elaborate security arrangements across the state particularly around Bakshi Stadium in Kashmir Valley, where the main function of India’s Independence Day will be held. Police sources said three tier security arrangements have been made around the main venue, where Chief Minister Omar Abdullah would unfurl tricolor Indian Flag. A top police official told CNS that necessary security arrangements have been put in place around the Bakshi Stadium. “There is three -tier security ring, closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) have been

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Panic gripped in Saffron town Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district when suspected militants attacked a Border Security Force convoy injuring 9 security personnel from two battalions including an Assistant Commandant near Kadalbal on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Monday night. Police sources told CNS that six vehicles carrying BSF troopers from 192 and 151 battalions were on way from Phalgam to Srinagar when one of their Swaraj Mazda (FNWB-23A-1558) vehicle came under militant fire near Kadalbal creating chaos and confusion among BSF personnel as well as in local residents. “These men had gone to Amarnath Cave and where returning to Srinagar, militants

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In a candid admission, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that he failed to realize the dream that his grandfather had seen about the empowerment of Panchayati Raj in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that from past five and a half years, he did not succeed fully as far as the implementation and empowerment of Panchyati Raj Institution was concerned. He however said that his government has already sanctioned Rs 70 crore as first installment for the empowerment of Panchayats in the state. Talking to reporters on the sidelines after inaugurating Panchayti houses in Central Kashmir’s Kichpara area of Kangan

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