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Kashmiri Devotees throng Ajmer shrine, boost business

Adil Akhzer Agence India Press Ajmer-Rajasthan: Faith can move mountains. The unflinching faith of Kashmiri devotees’ in famous Khawja Mohidin Chisti Dargah at Ajmer is drawing a huge flock of devotees’ to the shrine. Devotees from across the valley throng the shrine especially during the winter season every year. Agence India Press Correspondent, who visited … Continue reading

Amid allegations of gross misuse of funds, ‘mismanagement’ ruins Muslim Waqaf Board

Staff Reporter Agence India Press Srinagar: Mismanagement has ruined the Muslim Waqaf Board entrusted with a sacred job of looking after the shrines in Kashmir. People at large allege that the board has miserably failed to look after shrines and safeguard the interests of devotees’. The allegation does not end here. Sources told Agence India … Continue reading

Chief JK Govt to promote solar energy

Bureau Report Agence India Press Srinagar: To deal with the power crisis and in a bid to promote solar energy, Jammu and Kashmir government will use solar power in lighting up all prominent buildings in the state. “The government wants to popularize the new technology of solar energy in state. We want to light up … Continue reading

Omar angered over civilian killing

Bureau Report Agence India Press Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the killing of Manzoor Ahmad in an Army ambush in Chogal of Handwara town. Regretting the killing, Omar in a statement said that the gruesome incident could have been avoided if a “suggestion” made by him at a meeting of the Unified … Continue reading

Delhi to host Champions Trophy in December

Bureau Report Agence India Press New Delhi: Delhi will host the men’s hockey Champions Trophy from December 1-11, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) stated in a release here. The dates for the tournament, which will be hosted by India, were decided upon after FIH president Leandro Negre held talks with sports minister Ajay Maken and … Continue reading

Civilian killed, murder case against army men

Abrar Ahmad Agence India Press Srinagar: Panic gripped Chogal in Handwara town of Kupwara district following the killing of a civilian by army Friday evening. Police registered a murder case against the army this morning as a magisterial enquiry has also been ordered to probe the incident. Manzoor Ahmad Magray, 24, was killed in an … Continue reading

Kashmiris’ staying outside feel respite after Union Govt directive to states

Amin Masoodi Agence India Press Srinagar: A good chunk of Kashmiris’ including students’ staying in different cities of India for education and business have heaved a sigh of relief following the union government’s directive to all states and Union territories not to target people from Jammu and Kashmir for police reporting. The union government today … Continue reading

2G scam: CBI Arrests Former Telecom Minster A Raja

Bureau Report Agence India Press New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested a former telecoms minister along with his two former associates over an alleged telecoms scam linked to awarding mobile licenses.Along with him, CBI also arrested his aides RK Chandolia and Siddharth Behuria. Sources told Agence India Press that raja … Continue reading

Cold wave continues unabated in Kashmir

Staff Reporter Agence India Press Srinagar: Amid sunny hours for past few days, intense cold wave conditions prevailed in Kashmir valley. The minimum temperature across the valley stayed below freezing point. The Leh town in Ladakh shivered at minus 14 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley, … Continue reading

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