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J&K: Afzal Guru’s son scores 88% in class 12th board exam

Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s son Galib Guru today passed the higher secondary school examination conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, with a distinction. Afzal Guru was executed in 2013 for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack. Galib secured 88 per cent in the examination, the results for which were announced

Weather improves in Jammu and Kashmir

Minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Thursday due to a nightlong cloud cover as people got some respite from the week-long intense cold wave sweeping the state. “The minimum temperature was minus 3.0 in Srinagar as against Wednesday’s minus 6.3, thereby bringing relief to the residents,” the Met said. Minimum temperature was 6.1

Security forces launch CASO in north Kashmir

Security forces on Thursday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) against militants in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said. They said that on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint search operation at Hampora, Lagate Handwara

Jammu and Kashmir: Class 12th results declared

The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) on Thursday declared the class 12th results. As per BOSE figures, the overall pass percentage is 61.44. The pass percentage of boys is 58.92 percent and that of girls is 64.31. As many as 55163 students had appeared in the examination. “33893 students have qualified the

Train service in south Kashmir remains suspended for second day

Train service remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Thursday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a youth was killed when security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators who hit the streets after a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant was killed in an encounter on January 9. All trains running through south Kashmir remained

Opposition walks out from assembly over govt’s failure to make admin units functional

The opposition members of National Conference and Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to protest against the government’s failure to make newly created administrative units functional. NC senior leader and other opposition members jumped into the well of House. They were waving banners with messages, ‘make administrative units