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Militants attack Minister’s house

Two policemen injured as militant attack on Abdrabi’s house

SRINAGAR, Mar 27: Two policemen were injured when militants attacked the ancestral residence of PDP leader and minister for Hajj and Auqaf Farooq Abdrabi in Anantnag district late last night. The militants also took away four service weapons from the guard room at Abdrabi’s Residence at Dooru in Anantnag, a police official said. The ultras opened fire on the police personnel at the residence of the minister, resulting in injuries to two cops, he said. The militants escaped from the scene along with the service weapons of the cops. Abdrabi, a close relative of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, was not present at home at the time of the attack but his relatives had a narrow escape. However, Congress candidate for bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency G A Mir today cancelled his election meetings scheduled to be held in Pulwama following protests in the south Kashmir district over the killing of two militants in an encounter with security forces yesterday. "The election meetings o...

7 Hizbul men tasked to disrupt bypolls held

Srinagar, Mar 27: Police today claimed to have busted a module of the Hizbul Mujahideen by arresting seven suspected militants in Kashmir who were al...

Amid tight security, Vaishno Devi shrine ready for Navratras

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Fire breaks out in hutments

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Vikram, Pardeep selected as BJP candidates for MLC seats

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Use of pellet guns: Centre asked to consider other means

New Delhi, Mar 27: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to consider effective means other than use of pellet guns to quell stone pelting mobs in ...

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF

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200 companies of paramilitary to be sent to J&K for poll duty

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PDP working to enhance ‘peace constituency’: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Mar 27: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said that PDP was working to "enhance the peace constituency" which would lead to the resolutio...

SC asks Centre, J&K to sit and decide Muslim minority status

NEW DELHI, Mar 27: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government to “sit together” and decide contentious issues incl...

PDP pushing J&K into development inertia: NC

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Voting rights to ADvocates: YLA leaders visit Samba Bar to seek support

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India doesn’t impose its views on anyone: PM

Take fight against blackmoney, graft to next level

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2 Hizb militants killed while trying to ambush police party

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Gunmen barge into govt employee's house, set car afire

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PSO of cleric attacked, AK-47 rifle snatched

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Bypolls to 2 LS seats is an opportunity for the people to show their anger: Mir

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Centre constantly undermining Parliament

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World News

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Sri Lanka says no to foreign judges in war crimes probe

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Business News



Private airline pilot put on trial in unnatural sexcase

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HP Youth Cong president slams Dhumal

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HC awards 1 week jail to two bank officials for contempt

Chennai, Mar 23: The Madras High Court has sentenced two senior officials of a public sector bank to one week's simple imprisonment for committing co...

Kerala HC grants bail to Nehru group chairman

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Swami Aseemanand gets bail in 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case

Hyderabad, Mar 23: A court here today granted bail to Swami Aseemanand in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast case. The court has already granted bail t...

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SC suggests fresh attempts to resolve Ayodhya dispute

New Delhi, Mar 21: The Supreme Court today said fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ayodhya temple dispute...

K’taka Govt files review plea in SC in Jayalalithaa DA case

New Delhi, Mar 21: The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict by which it had abated the proceedings in t...


Govt’s welfare measures will bring relief to all sections of society: Dy CM

Development projects worth Rs 300 cr under execution in Billawar constituency

KATHUA, Mar 27: To bring transparent and accountable governance at the doorsteps of people, Dy CM, Dr Nirmal Singh today organized a public grievance...

NABARD estimates Credit Potential of ` 21922 crorefor Priority Sectors in J&K

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Bakaya, Sham lash out at PDP-BJP Govt for betraying migrants

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Voting PDP means endorsing 2016 killings, blinding: Rather

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Rs 11.39 cr past liabilities cleared, Rs 17.67 cr payment released against current year’s bills

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Jammu, Mar 27: Department of Information today said that there has been a decline in government advertisement flow due to enforcement of Model Code o...

Vyas chairs maiden meeting of Empanelment Committee

Panel endorses criteria for categorization of approved newspapers, periodicals; Technical Sub-Committee to firm up advertisement policy for Online Media

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Curtain Raiser event for Jammu Mahotsav-2017 held

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Legal Section

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PIL on State Pollution Control Board working

DB directs to file ATR

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