Engineering Students from J&K Unhappy With Partial Scholarship

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Jammu and Kashmir students are demanding full disbursal of their ‘rightful’ Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (AICTE) and have urged the Ministry of Education to reconsider its decision of “giving only one component of the scholarship”. The scholarship is meant for students from marginalised backgrounds to help them pursue higher technical education. … Read more

Fresh Snowfall in J&K, Himachal and Uttarakhand; Delhi Likely to Receive Light Rainfall Over Next 2 Days

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High reaches of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand received a fresh spell of snowfall on Thursday, while minimum temperatures in plains are likely to drop after the withdrawal of a western disturbance. Delhi and its neighbouring cities are likely to receive light rainfall over the next two days under the influence of a … Read more

Above Normal Minimum Temperatures in Most Parts of North India, Snowfall Likely in J&K, Himachal, U’khand

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Parts of north India experienced a dry but cold weather on Wednesday, with minimum temperatures hovering above normal limits at most places, while the Meteorological Department forecast rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in next 24 hours due to a western disturbance. The national capital witnessed a hazy day … Read more

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC and IB in J&K, Targets Villages and Forward Posts

Army soldiers during a cordon and search operation at Kawoosa Khalisa area of Budgam district in Srinagar. (AFP)

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Kathua districts, officials said on Saturday. The firing and shelling from across the border was unprovoked and drew a strong retaliation by … Read more

Former IB Director and J&K Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma Passes Away at 66 Due to Lung Ailment

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File photo of Dineshwar Sharma. (PTI) Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the administrator of Lakshadweep in October 2019. Prior to this, he was an interlocutor for the Centre to Jammu and Kashmir. PTI Last Updated: December 04, 2020, 18:09 IST FOLLOW US ON: New Delhi: Administrator of Lakshadweep Dineshwar Sharma passed away on Friday due … Read more

India Committed to Retrieving Pakistan-occupied J&K: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

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File photo of Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Union Minister Jitendra Singh said this was the only outstanding issue with Pakistan and there is no such issue as Kashmir as it is as much a part of India as any other state or Union Territory. PTI Jammu Last Updated: December 03, 2020, 21:28 IST FOLLOW US … Read more

CPIM Leader Tarigami Moves SC Challenging MHA Order on Land Purchase in J&K

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Veteran CPI-M leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami has approached the Supreme Court challenging an October order of the Union Home Ministry which allows people from across the country to buy land in Jammu and Kashmir including that meant for agriculture purpose. Moving a writ petition, he sought the apex court’s intervention and a stay on the … Read more

India Slams OIC for Making Unwarranted References to J&K; Advises to Refrain from Repeating It

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Image used for representational purpose. In a strongly-worded statement, India advised the OIC to refrain from making such references in future and said it is regrettable that the grouping continues to allow itself to be used by a certain country “which has an abominable record on religious tolerance, radicalism and persecution of minorities”, a clear … Read more

With 1,427 Candidates in Fray J&K DDC Phase-1 Polls Begin Amid High Security, 7 Lakh Eligible to Vote

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The first phase of the DDC election and panchayat bypolls begins in Jammu and Kashmir, with 1,427 candidates in the fray and seven lakh voters eligible to exercise their franchise, officials said. State Election Commissioner K K Sharma said 2,146 polling stations have been set up for the smooth conduct of elections of phase-I. “As … Read more

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