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BJP stays away from function

Srinagar, July 13 Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), a coalition partner in the Jammu and Kashmir government with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today stayed away from state function at Mazar-e-Shoudha in the down town, where 22 Kashmiris killed during Dogra rule in police firing in 1931 outside the Central Jail, Srinagar, are laid to rest. However,

PK observes ‘Black Day’ in Jammu

Jammu Tawi, Jul 13 Panun Kashmir-an amalgam of Kashmiri Pandit organizations today observed July 13 as ‘Black Day’ here. Led by President Panun Kashmir, Ashwani Chrungoo, members demonstrated here and castigated the state government for continuing the practice of observing this day as the so-called Martyrs day. They said that the nationalist population is committed

Man slips to death, pilgrim died of cardiac arrest

Jammu Tawi, July 13 A man slipped to death, while a pilgrim died of cardiac arrest in separate incidents in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to police, one Kaka Hussain, 55, son of Lal Din, resident of Majrakunad slipped and fell into a deep gorge while he was shifting his ailing wife from

HC dismiss petition of Dr Farooq Abdullah’s group

Release of 34 crores of JKCA Jammu Tawi, July 13 Justice Janak Raj Kotwal while dismissing the petition of Dr. Farooq Abdullah’s group regarding release of 34 CCRs (1 CCR is equal to 1 Crore rupees), observed that it is admitted case of both the sides that the amount deposited against the CCRs sought to

Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath despite cloudy sky

Newspoint Bureau Srinagar, July 13 Fresh batches of yatris this morning left base camps from the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far 1.68 lakh pilgrims had paid obeisance since the commencement of the 40-day-long annual pilgrimage from June 29. As many as 3403 pilgrims, including women and sadhus left Bhagwati Nagar,

Yatri dies of cardiac arrest, toll rises to 17

Srinagar, July 13 A yatri died of cardiac arrest during the pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the toll to 17 since the commencement of the 40-day-long pilgrimage since June 29. Meanwhile, seven pilgrims, including five women, were killed in a militant attack in Anantnag on July 10 when