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Amid financial crunch in J&K, political favourites to enjoy MoS status
JAMMU, MAR 10: The financially-hit State of Jammu and Kashmir has further increased the burden on the state exchequer by appointing 16 more favourites as Vice Chairmen. The appointment made by PDP-BJP Coalition government would result into exorbitant load on to the State exchequer in lieu of their fat perks and amenities besides salaries almost at par with the ministers. The government may have excuse of financial crunch for the redressal of burning demands of the protesting.....................

Mehbooba stresses upon development of Jammu, Srinagar cities
GJ Report
Jammu, Mar 10: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today stressed on the need to give focussed attention to the development of capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Chairing the District Development Board meeting of Jammu district here, the Chief Minister said with this objective in mind she has decided to delink the development process in these major cities from the district administrations by formulating a Capital City Plan for both the cities..................

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Over 73,000 migrant voters to exercise franchise at special polling stations: CEO

GJ Report
Jammu, Mar 10: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu today said that over 73,000 migrant voters will franchise an exercise at special polling stations to be set up in Jammu, Udhampur and New Delhi for bye-elections to parliamentary constituencies of Srinagar and Anantnag which would go to poll on April 9 and April 12. "Approximately 27 lakh.................


Srinagar turns white after fresh snowfall, NH remains closed  

SRINAGAR, Mar 10: Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, and adjoining areas again turned white due to fresh snowfall early this morning resulting in chill. The city, including metered areas, also are witnessing worst power curtailment in more than a decade. Roof and tree tops were under a blanket of snow as people woke up this morning in Srinagar and adjoining areas after rain during......................

Separatists' strike affects normal life in Kashmir
Srinagar, Mar 10: Normal life was affected in Kashmir today due to a strike called by separatists against the civilian killings in Pulwama district allegedly during a gunfight between militants and security forces yesterday. Top separatist leaders including chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat Conference were placed under house arrest as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in the Valley, officials said. While hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani continued to be under house arrest....................

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BJP MP wants 5 seats reserved in LS, one in RS for Gilgit, PoK
NEW DELHI, Mar 10: A BJP member today demanded reservation of five seats in the Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha for residents of Gilgit and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) regions. Nishikant Dubey said the state legislature of Jammu and Kashmir has 25 seats vacant for the territories under illegal occupation of Pakistan. "I request for reservation of five Lok Sabha seats and......................

PoK boys handed over to Pak
WAGAH, Mar 10: Under detention for nearly six months, two boys from PoK were today handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Wagah border after the NIA dropped charges of conspiracy in the Uri terror strike. Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed had been handed over to the Jammu-based 16 Corps of the army on March 8 after the probe agency came to a conclusion that the two had strayed into the Indian side after tiff with................


Situation at border tense, Nepalese shouting anti-India slogans: SSB
NEW DELHI, Mar 10: Situation along the Indo-Nepal border in Lakhimpur Kheri is still "tense" and Nepalese people are shouting anti-India slogans, the SSB today said as it denied reports of firing by its men leading to the death of a person on the other side. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Director General Archana Ramasundaram said the border guarding force has also ordered a fact-finding inquiry to be conducted by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG)-rank

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US lawmaker's radical reset: Declare Pakistan state terror sponsor  
Washington, Mar 10: An influential US lawmaker has sought a "radical reset" of ties with Islamabad and introduced a bill in the Congress that pushes the American government to declare Pakistan a "state sponsor of terrorism". Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, introduced the..............

26 killed, 36 injured in bus accident in Nepal 
Kathmandu, Mar 10: At least 26 people died and 36 more were injured when an overcrowded bus veered off a mountain road in Nepal, officials said Friday. Government administrator Krishna Chandra Poudel said the bus plunged off the road Thursday near a village about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of the capital, Kathmandu. The bus rolled about 200 meters (650 feet).............

India, Pakistan conflict could lead to nuclear exchange: US General
Washington, Mar 10: A conventional Indo-Pak conflict could escalate into a nuclear exchange as attacks by Pakistan- based terrorists and potential reactions by India increase the likelihood for "miscalculation", a top US general has warned. Testifying before the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command or CENTCOM..............

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