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Beating the Chill: People burning firewood to keep themselves warm in view of chill in Jammu on Saturday. Aman

Jmu-Sgr NH remains closed, over 1300 vehicles stranded   
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Srinagar, Jan 7: The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed for the second-day today due to slippery road conditions, following heavy snowfall and landslides during the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, more than 1300 vehicles, including those carrying passengers, are stranded on the highway, the only road linking the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country. However, traffic police and local authorities have shifted passenger vehicles to safer places from................

Peace in JK will compel India, Pak to end animosity: Mehbooba    
Srinagar, Jan 7: Pitching for peace and reconciliation in Jammu and Kashmir on the first death anniversary of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said a "good atmosphere" in the State will compel India and Pakistan to come together. The PDP chief said the peace process should start in the State and "first we should talk within us" as "our people are fighting against each other". "I request you to stand united. The relations between..................

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Tasaduq Mufti joins PDP

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Srinagar, Jan 7: Tasaduq Mufti, the son of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party at a function to commemorate his father's first death anniversary. Tasaduq, a famed cinematographer, joined the party in the presence of his sister and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who was there along with her cabinet and party colleagues. In his brief speech at the function, Tasaduq thanked the party.............


Govt missing from ground, caught unprepared to deal with the situation: Mir 

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Srinagar, Jan 7: Stating that Govt was missing from ground, caught unprepared to deal with the situation, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President G A Mir lashed out at the government over its failure to deal with the situation post snowfall. Mir said. "The weather department....................

Multi-coloured bed sheets introduced in J&K hospitals    
GJ Report
Jammu, Jan 7: In a novel step towards improving the patient care, and to ensure sanitation mechanism in government health institutions across the State, Jammu and Kashmir Government has introduced a unique scheme of multi-coloured bed sheets. "Now onwards, there will be different colors of bed sheets to be replaced on all seven days in the health institutions," official spokesman here said..........................

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'Khudai taqat' will rid Kashmir of Pakistani evil: RSS leader
New Delhi, Jan 7: Pakistan has done evil things in Kashmir but ultimately the "evil forces would be defeated by the 'khudai taqat' (divine power)", senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar told a gathering of Kashmiri youth here. Kumar said "Kashmir, Kashmiri and Kashmiriyat is an 'ilm' (knowledge) and no one can denigrate that. "I have seen Kashmir from Jammu to Ladakh, from Doda to Rajouri, and I can tell you that guns don't give lives but take lives..............

Budget session of Parliament to begin from Jan 31 
New Delhi: The Budget session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented. President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected
from the Lok Sabha secretariat. While the session will begin with the President's...........


Ex Army Chief joins SAD   
CHANDIGARH: Former Army Chief General (retd) J J Singh on Saturday joined the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and is set to take on Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh from Patiala Urban seat in the February 4 state assembly elections. 71-year-old Singh, who also served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, joined the SAD here this evening in the presence of party president and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. Badal told reporters General Singh had himself...............

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China denies pressuring Tibetans not to attend Kalachakra
Beijing, Jan 6: China today refuted reports that it pressurised thousands of Tibetans not to attend the Kalachakra puja, the most prominent Buddhist ceremony being held by the Dalai Lama in India, and dismissed the event as a political tool to propagate ideas of "hating" China. "Taking advantage of the presence of the Dalai Lama, the Kalachakra (wheel of time) teachings have inveigled Tibetans..............

Turkey detains 18 in connection with attack near courthouse
IZMIR, Jan 6: Police detained 18 people on Friday in connection with an attack near a courthouse in the western city of Izmir that killed a policeman and a courthouse employee. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said Friday that Turkish authorities had no doubt that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers..........

No grace period for US ambassadors appointed by Barack Obama
Washington, Jan 6: Breaking from the past tradition, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has decided not to give any grace period beyond Inauguration Day to US envoys who are political appointees of President Barack Obama, leaving dozens of US ambassadors scrambling for new positions. The unusual decision by the transition team could also mean that..........

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