Monthly Archives: December 2017

Nursing students protest against University callousness

Srinagar, Dec 30: BSC nursing students Saturday staged a Protest at Press Enclave Srinagar to demand results of their first year examination. Raising slogans, the students urged the Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University to “intervene personally” into the matter. “We are pursuing BSC Nursing course in Government Medical college through University of Kashmir. We had appeared in first year examination seven ...

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India reacts sharply after Palestine envoy attends rally organised by Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad, Dec 30: Palestine’s envoy to Pakistan shared a stage with JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, to which India has reacted strongly. “We have seen reports in this regard. We are taking up the matter strongly with the Palestinian Ambassador in New Delhi and with the Palestinian authorities,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to queries late Friday. ...

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Mehbooba’s initiatives in 2017 to make the year memorable for JK, its people

Jammu, Dec 30: As the sun sets on the evening of December 31 and people across the globe ponder over what they went through all the year, people of Jammu & Kashmir would have a reason to smile and be contended with. As the scars of 2016 unrest-both physical and economic-were yet to heal, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti started the year with ...

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Panchayat, ULB polls to empower JK’s grassroot democratic institutions: Mehbooba

Jammu, Dec 30: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said her government is committed to empowerment of grassroots level institutions and the proposed elections to the Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies is a major step in this direction. “The Government made a commitment on the floor of the House in June 2016 that the elections to the rural and urban local bodies ...

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820 ceasefire violations 59 militants killed along Line of Control

Srinagar, Dec 30: This year India and Pakistan armies confronted 820 times at different sectors of Jammu and Kashmir Border.     Official data reveals that the ceasefire violations rose from 152 in 2015 to 228 in 2016 while in 2017 a total number of 820 ceasefire violations were reported along the Line of Control.     Though Pakistan blames India for ceasefire ...

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Some of the major incidents of the year

Jan 24: Three militants were killed in two separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir.  Two non local militants Qari Anas and Abu Ali were killed in an encounter in Hadoora area of Shuhama in Ganderbal. Jan 25: Snow avalanches in Sonmarg and Gurez  kill at least fourteen Indian soldiers. Jan 30: Five Indian soldiers who were rescued after they got ...

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384 casualties reported in Kashmir in 2017 8 budding youth were shot dead in a single day

Srinagar, Dec 30: The year 2017 turned out one of the bloodiest year in Kashmir Valley. A total of 384 casualties were reported this year, while it where militants who topped the casualty list.     The data reveals that 207 militants including some top commanders from different militant outfits were killed this year. The ‘Operation All Out’ launched by Indian Combined ...

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Panchayat, ULB polls to empower JK’s grassroot democratic institutions: Mehbooba

Jammu, Dec 30: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said her government is committed to empowerment of grassroots level institutions and the proposed elections to the Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies is a major step in this direction. “The Government made a commitment on the floor of the House in June 2016 that the elections to the rural and urban local bodies ...

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Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

KE RBULAQ, Kazakhstan — It has been a long, rough ride for the cowboys of Kazakhstan, descendants of the nomadic herders who roamed across Central Asia until Russia declared in 1864 that it could no longer tolerate their “turbulent  and unsettled character” and would force them to settle down. Steadily stripped of their past ureland by Russian officials and sett ...

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A Boy’s Scream, a Door Ajar and 12 Dead in a Bronx Fire

The 3-year-old boy in the kitchen screamed. His mother ran in from the bathroom. He had been playing with the knobs of the stove again. With flames jumping through the kitchen, she scooped up the boy and a 2-year-old child and ran into the cold. She left her first-floor apartment door ajar behind her. The fire flashed out into the ...

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