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Shops, private school gutted in Khurhama fire
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Over a dozen shops and a private school building were gutted in a fire incident at Khurhama in Kupwara last night. Reports said that the fire broke out at around 11.45 PM from a shop. It immediately engulfed the neighbouring shops and a school building. The local people started the fire fighting operation. They were joined by fire services personnel. The fire was brought under control after several hours. But before that over a dozen shops and a private school building was gutted. Police said the cause of fire was not known immediately. The affected shopkeepers said property worth lakhs was destroyed in the devastating fire mishap....
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Avalanche warning for several areas
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: In view of the prediction of snowfall the authorities today issued avalanche warning for several areas. Reports said that the warning has been issued for avalanche prone areas in Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts of Kashmir division. The warning is for 5.00 PM today to 5.00 PM tomorrow, according to the additional commissioner Kashmir. All concerned deputy commissioners have been asked to take all precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident, the general public have been appealed not to venture in the areas during the period....
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Pro-Rasheed protest by supporters
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Scores of supporters of independent legislator from Langate constituency, Engineer Rashid took out a peaceful rally here to protest alleged humiliation of MLA by Deputy Speaker. Protesters carrying pictures of Rashid marched from Sheri Kashmir Municipal Park to Pratap Park, seeking unconditional apology from the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly. They said that their leader has been continuously being humiliated for raising issues confronting commoners in Kashmir valley. “It is not for the first time that he was injured or humiliated in the Assembly, but it has become a norm to marshall out Rashid. What was his fault why did the Deputy Speaker Nazir Gurezi order Marshals to drag him out of the house,” said a protester. Protesting supporters demanded unconditional apolog...
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SC dismisses J&K’s review petition on SRO-75
SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The Supreme Court of India has dismissed a review petition challenging Jammu and Kashmir High Court orders in which state was directed to amend SRO-75 of 1992. The double bench of Supreme Court comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre dismissed the petition filed by the state government on the ground of delay and merits as well. It may be in place to mention that Jammu wing of High Court had on October 17 last year directed the state government to amend SRO-75 of 1992 notionally from 1987 and financially from 1992. Justice M K Hanjura issued direction to the state to implement its ruling in letter and spirit in WP 1608/192 as a cadre of Superintending Engineers by amending SRO-75 of 1992 replacing grade at serial number 23 with serial number 25....
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Drug peddler arrested in Awantipora
SRINAGAR, Jan 14: Awantipora police Sunday arrested a drug peddler and recovered nine kilograms of cannabis from his possession. A police party of Police Post Reshipora apprehended one person identified as Azad Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Maqbool Dar resident of Renzipora during a naka checking at Renzipora. Nine kilograms of cannabis was recovered from his possession. Awantipora police registered a case FIR number 06/18 under section 8/20 NDPS Act and investigation was taken up....
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2 teachers suspended over dismal results in Dardpora
SRINAGAR, Jan 12: The state government has placed under suspension two teachers over dismal results in class 10th examination in Dardpora government high school in Kupwara district. Only one student out of 44 students in the school had qualified the class 10th examination recently. “Two teachers have been suspended and the increment of two others has been stopped,” said Director School Education Dr G N Yatoo. He added that his department will hold special tuition classes for those students of the school who could not pass the class 10th examination. “The government has decided to hold special remedial tuition classes for the students within a period of one week. A high level team including myself will visit the Dardpora area at Kupwara and seek details from the students and locals a...
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Mercury goes up in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Jan 11: Minimum temperatures in Kashmir improved today 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. The improvement in minimum temperatures in the state occurred because of a partial nightlong cloud cover, a Met department official said. It was minus 3.3 in Pahalgam, and minus 8.5 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg, which was the lowest temperature in the valley. Leh town recorded minus 14.6 and Kargil minus 20.6 degrees Celsius, showing slight improvements. Minimum temperature did not fall below the freezing point anywhere in the Jammu region on Thursday. In the Jammu reg...
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