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04 militants killed in Shopian were involved in 6 cases, says IGP Kashmir
Four newly recruited militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in a gunfight at Badigam village of Zainapora hamlet in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said Thursday.
A police official said acting on specific information generated by Police regarding the presence of militants in village Badigam a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and 44 RR in the said area. Read More
Shopian accident: Three soldiers killed, five other injured
Shopian: Three Army soldiers were killed and five others were injured when a vehicle they were traveling in overturned near Kanipora village, enroute to an encounter site at Badigam area in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.
“Owing to the wet road conditions, the driver seemingly lost control over the vehicle and it skidded off the road,” Defence ministry based spokesman in Srinagar said in a statement to GNS. Read More
Centre designates Mushtaq Latram as ‘Terrorist’ under UAPA
Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar alias ‘Mushtaq Latram’ has been designated as a “terrorist” under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA, a move which enables the security agencies to attach his or associates’ properties believed to be purchased from proceeds of crime.
With this, anyone staying in touch with him becomes an offender under the law, reported news agency PTI. Read More
Lightning kills man on the spot in Budgam
Budgam: A 45-year-old man was killed after lightning struck him in the Branwar forest area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.
Quoting official sources, news agency KDC reported that Ghulam Nabi Chopan, 45, a local from Jabbad Branwar. Read More
Electricity will be free in J&K: Jitendra Singh
Jammu: Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the Central government is working towards making electricity free in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 4-5 years by installing solar plants.
The BJP leader, who is in the UT to review the security and other preparedness for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to J&K this month, added that Jammu and its power mechanism will become a role model for other states amid the chaos regarding the inflation.
“After 4-5 years, electricity will be free. So on one side, where there’s so much chaos regarding the inflation, Jammu will become a role model depicting the alternatives we have,” Singh said. Read More
JKBOSE withdraws syllabus relaxation for class 10-12 students in exams
With the resumption of offline classes at the schools amid a decline in COVID-19 cases, the J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) has withdrawn the relaxation provided to the students in the annual board examinations of classes 10-12 over the past few years.
The relaxation was given to the students for appearing in their examination during the Covid-19 pandemic for the last two years when educational institutions faced prolonged closure. Read More
UGC released guidelines for studying two courses at the same time
The University Grants Commission has issued detailed guidelines for those wishing to study two courses at the same time.
In an official notice, the UGC has stated that since multiple Higher Education Institutions have set up open and distance learning courses, due to the increased demand for higher education and limited availability of seats in regular stream, the commission has drafted certain guidelines. Read More
‘This is not a threat,’ says Elon Musk as he makes $ 41 billion offer to buy Twitter
Elon Musk has offered to buy social media microblogging site Twitter for about $41 billion cash, this days after the billionaire rejected an offer to join its board.
While making the offer, Musk said the social media platform needed to go private to witness effective changes. Read More