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Iftikhar Hussain Ansari passes away
Large number of people to attend funeral prayers
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: Noted Shia cleric and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice President and MLA Pattan Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari passed away here this morning after a prolonged illness. He was 74. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, the family sources said. Ansari died in the wee hours today after battling an ailment for more than a year, a relative of the deceased PDP leader said. As the news spread, thousands o...
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2 more bodies recovered, 26 still missing in Pancheri
UDHAMPUR, Sep 30: As two more bodies were recovered from the rubble of houses collapsed in landslide in Saddal village of Pancheri of Udhampur district today, 26 villagers are still missing. So far, bodies of fifteen villagers have recovered in an operation launched by SDRF and police teams in assistance with locals since September 5, 2014 devastation. On September 12, 2014 three bodies were recovered while two more were recovered on Septembe...
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PDP condoles demise
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: PDP has deeply condoled the demise of veteran religious, spiritual and political leader, Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, who breathed his last on Tuesday. In a statement, the party patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and president, Mehbooba Mufti termed the death of Ansari, a great loss to the society. “Molvi Sahib was a versatile personality who will be always remembered for his impeccability and praise-worthy services to the socie...
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2 weeks on, some begin to pick up threads of life….
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: After massive devastation some schools in the valley have begun their work. Though most of the schools still stay submerged, the schools in the island portions have resumed. Meanwhile schools, shops and business in the upper town are dealing with the swamp that has been left by the receding waters. The flood that hit Kashmir in the earlier days of this month brought the worst aftermath. The heart of Srinagar city, Lal Chowk su...
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Back to devastated Press Colony after days of being homeless, workless
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: Like other people, I can work on any computer. But working on the computer at our office in Kashmir Times is more comfortable and easier for me. I lost working touch with my office computer on the late evening of September 6 when the flood was about to hit the Press Colony, where office of Kashmir Times and my residence is located. Like other parts in the Valley, the flood caused massive devastation at Press Colony also, infli...
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Jawan shoots himself in Samba
JAMMU, Sep 30: An Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle early this morning in Samba district. Army sources said that Sepoy Ram Kumar Tiwari, 31, of C-Company 81 Armed Regiment shot at self with his service rifle LMG, opposite to Entry Gate of Officers Mess Maheshwar in Samba district at around 10.30 AM. The sources said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered while police have been informed for appropria...
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Agriculture Sector suffers Rs 37 Billion loss
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: State Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hasan Mir Tuesday said that Agriculture Sector suffered heavy losses due to devastating floods in Kashmir Valley. He said that the sector incurred a loss of Rs 37 Billion while the paddy crops spread on 3 lakh hectors were damaged due to flood fury across the State. Mir told that the Ministry for Agriculture have prepared a detailed report about the losses and damages caused by floods. “The re...
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Media Houses suffer heavy losses
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: Media Houses located in Press Enclave Srinagar incurred heavy losses due to devastating floods that engulfed Srinagar city on September 7 this month. The offices of media houses like Current News Service (CNS), Greater Kashmir, Kashmir Uzma, Kashmir Monitor, Kashmir Times, Associated Press, Mirror of Kashmir, Daily Excelsior, Daily Fajar, The Hindu and Pioneer remained submerged for more than two weeks. Besides, these media hou...
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They risked their own lives to save others-III
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: The devastating floods turned the entire city into ruins within hours only. Thousands were rendered homeless and hopeless. State administration had vanished from the scene when people were crying for help. The residents were stranded in the areas worst hit by the floods had lost hope to live. The nerve displayed by the local youth in rescuing people has been commendable to every extent. Had the youngsters from different pla...
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Kashmir school timings changed
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: The state government on Tuesday ordered change in the school timings within and outside the municipal limits of Srinagar. Director School Education, Mir Tariq Ali stated that it has been decided by the directorate to change school timings in Srinagar and other areas of valley. He said that the order has been passed by him wherein all the educational institutions both Government as well as Private have been directed that scho...
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Govt to issue duplicate certificates, documents
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: The State Government has decided to organize mobile camps in the affected areas for facilitating issuance of duplicate PRC, Ration Cards, Power/LPG connection, Voter Identity Cards, death certificates, driving licenses, registration and qualification certificates to those whose documents and certificates have been damaged in the recent floods. As per a government press statement, all Deputy Commissioners have been asked to org...
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Millitant killed in Kupwara: Police
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: A militant was killed in a gunfight between state police’s Special Operation Group and Indian Army’s 18 Rashtriya Rifles in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. As per police sources, on a specific input about the presence of a group of militants in a village of Lolab Valley of the district, police’s SOG and RR laid a siege and asked them to surrender. “But the group of militants hiding in Zab forest area near Afan village opened...
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Moulvi Ansari was an Embodiment of Confidence & Courage: Azad
JAMMU, Sep 30: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of J&K, Sh Ghulam Nabi Azad has condoled the sad demise of Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, Former Minster and prominent political leader. A versatile orator and an outstanding religious scholar, Azad said that Moulvi Iftikhar Ansari’s death, besides being a personal loss, is a great loss to the society and State. Sh Azad further said that the deceased leader all along...
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Moulvi Ansari’s contribution historic and commendable: Farooq
SRINAGAR, Sep 30: National Conference (NC) has condoled the ‘untimely’ demise of Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and has said that his death has left a void that will be long felt in the religious and political arena of the State. In a condolence message, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah has extended heartfelt condolences to the family and followers of Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Te...
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KVK holds training on advance horticulture
REASI, Sep 30 :Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology -Jammu organized a five day training programme on advance horticulture in collaboration with the Department of Horticulture, Udhampur at KVK, Reasi campus under MIDH scheme. As many as, 29 orchardists from different blocks of Udhampur district participated in the programme along with Horticulture Department Officer and technicians. D...
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Market checking squad realizes Rs 18150 fine
KUPWARA, Sep 30 :A special squad comprising Municipality, Enforcement Inspector, Designated Officer, food safety headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara conducted checking of different markets at district headquarter, Kupwara. During the market checking, the team realized Rs.18150 as fine from erring traders who violated various Essential Commodities Acts. Besides, the team seized and destroyed 3 quintals of rotten vegetables, 40 kgs ...
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Just shadow boxing
The net financial losses in the floods across Jammu and Kashmir may eventually go beyond the present estimates pegged by the state government at Rs 1 lakh crores as it would be based on a broad and rough assessment of value of public and private property as well as the damaged state infrastructure. However, few days before this rough estimate was prepared, the government announced compensatory ex-gratia relief for the flood affected people which...
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Jayalalitha Behind The Bars
By Maharathi
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Kashmir floods and lessons learnt
By Dr. Aijaz Ashraf Wani
The devastating floods that ravaged whole of Kashmir, taking heart out of the life of Kashmir, is a lesson to be learnt by one and all as to what happens when man, for his selfish mundane interests disturbs the nature. The calamity no doubt was repulsion from the Mother Nature for we had disturbed it too much for too long. It took all of us by surprise and caught administration off guard as it went out of human control. However, to dismiss every...
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Verdict against Jayalalitha
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