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2 LeT terrorists, civilians killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, Mar 9: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists and two civilians were killed during a nine-hour gunbattle between the ultras and the security forces in Awantipora area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district today. The encounter broke out in Padgampora village after security forces launched a cordon and search operation at around 2.30 AM following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. The militants, holed up.....................

ECI announces bye-election for Srinagar, Anantnag
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Srinagar, Mar 9: Election Commission of India (ECI) today announced schedule for Bye-Elections to Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamen-tary Constituencies according to which elections on these seats would be held on April 9 and April 12, 2017 respectively. With the announcement of the election schedule, Model Code of conduct comes into force with immediate effect in the districts in which the whole or any part of the Parliamentary Constituencies going for bye-elections is included. Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu today took a review meeting with...................

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Good governance, political dialogue can take J&K out of difficulties: Mehbooba to British Envoy

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Jammu, Mar 9: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today told British Deputy High Commissioner Dr Alexander Evans that good governance and political dialogue can take state out of difficulties it facing at a meeting here. "Good governance and political dialogue together can get the State out of the difficulties it is presently in..................


Without public partnership, department can't imagine successful policing: DGP  

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Jammu, Mar 9: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dr S P Vaid today said that without public partnership, department cannot imagine successful policing. Describing community policing as an effective tool to make public a partner in day-to-day policing, Dr Vaid stressed to bring visible changes in the working of Jammu and Kashmir Police......................

Aadhar not mandatory to get rations till June: J&K Minister
Jammu, Mar 9: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that Aadhar Card is not mandatory for consumers to get their ration quota till June 2017. He said that some complaints were received where consumers were asked to furnish Aadhar Card details to get ration from various ration stores. He said that although Centre has made it compulsory, however, J&K government giving relaxation....................

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Two brigades, deployed after Kashmir unrest, move out of state
NEW DELHI, Mar 9: Two infantry brigades, that were deployed following unrest in Kashmir Valley last September, have been moved out of the state. The pull out has been completed in January and any decision on their redeployment will depend of the ground situation, sources said. The Valley had witnessed widespread protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani......................

Union Home Secy likely to visit J&K next week
NEW DELHI: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir next week and review the security situation in the State. The visit bears significance as Election Commission has announced by-election to Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies where polling will be held on April 9 and 12 respectively. During the two-day tour, Mehrishi will hold meetings with top officials of the State Government, police, paramilitary forces................


J&K should not be equated with PoK: India to UNHCHR
GENEVA/NEW DELHI: India today took objection to the top UN human rights official's use of the phrase "Indian Administered Kashmir", saying it cannot be equated with PoK, and expressed "surprise" at his silence on Pakistan's use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy. Reacting to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's oral update during the 34rd Session of Human Rights Council in which he made a.

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Hamid Ansari urges countries to show zero tolerance towards 'State-sponsored terror'  
Jakarta, Mar 7: India on Tuesday pressed the countries sharing the Indian Ocean to show zero tolerance towards "State-sponsored terrorism" and isolate and impose "strong sanctions" on the perpetrators and financiers of the menace, in an apparent reference to Pakistan. Vice President Hamid Ansari, while addressing the..............

Russia denies Kiev's 'terrorism' claims at UN court 
Moscow, Mar 7: Russia hit back Tuesday at claims of "sponsoring terrorism" in war-torn eastern Ukraine, dismissing Kiev`s accusations it is breaking treaties by supporting pro-Moscow rebels as "neither factual nor legal". "The Russian Federation complies fully with its obligations under (the) treaties that are now relied upon by.............

Dalai Lama highly 'deceptive actor': China on his 'brain' comments
Beijing, Mar 7: China on Tuesday hit out at the Dalai Lama over his snide remarks that Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader is a highly "deceptive actor". "Remarks of the Dalai Lama appeared to be funny and humorous but they are all lies and they are not facts," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media here when asked..............

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