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Users flock to ‘secure apps’ as WhatsApp ‘tweaks’ privacy policy

Users flock to ‘secure apps’ as WhatsApp ‘tweaks’ privacy policy

Srinagar, Jan 15: Thousands of users in Kashmir valley have flocked to extra ‘privacy-centric’ apps like Telegram and Signal after messaging giant ‘WhatsApp’ updated its terms of use and privacy policy a week ago. Although WhatsApp clarified that it does not share data with its parent company ‘Facebook’, users yet prefer to download what they […]

Highway Remains Closed On 5th Day; Trial Run On Bailey Bridge On Jan 16

Highway Remains Closed On 5th Day; Trial Run On Bailey Bridge On Jan 16

Jammu, Jan 15: The Jammu-Srinagar, the only road link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, remained closed for traffic on the fifth running day on Friday. The 260-kilomter thoroughfare was closed at 6:20 p.m. on January 10 after retaining wall of key bridge collapsed suddenly. “Jammu-Srinagar highway shall remain closed due to sudden collapse […]

GoI deliberately endangering the lives of political opponents in Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti

GoI deliberately endangering the lives of political opponents in Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Jan 15: A day after Peoples Democratic Party leader and former Minister Nayeem Akhtar was shifted to hospital after being found unconscious in a makeshift Jail, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that Government of India is deliberately endangering the lives of political opponents. Nayeem Akhtar was arrested from his home […]

Sarjan Barkati Detained In Shopain

Sarjan Barkati Detained In Shopain

Srinagar, Jan 14 : Religious preacher Sarjan Barkati was detained by police on Thursday evening, officials said. An official said that Barkati was “picked up” by police from his residence in Reban  Shopain . However, the officer did not reveal the reasons behind the police action. Official sources said that Barkati was supposed to lead […]

Bird flu: Govt extends ban on import of poultry in J&K

Bird flu: Govt extends ban on import of poultry in J&K

Srinagar, Jan 14: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Thursday extended by four more days the ban on import of poultry as bird flu spreads in neighoring states. “In continuation of the government order no. 09-ASH of 20121 dated 07-01-2021 and in exercise of the powers conferred under contagious Disease Act, 2009, the ban imposed on […]

Srinagar encounter: Families demand SIT probe, says ‘Either prove our kin militants or return bodies”

Srinagar encounter: Families demand SIT probe, says ‘Either prove our kin militants or return bodies”

Pulwama, Jan 14 : The three families from South Kashmir, whose kins were killed in  Hokersar Lawaypora encounter on 30 December last year, Thursday demanded a special investigation team (SIT) probe into the killing. The three youth namely Athar Mushtaq resident of Bellow Pulwama, Aijaz Ahmad resident of Putrigam Pulwama and Zubair Ahmad lone were […]

Election for DDC chairpersons to be held through secret ballot

Election for DDC chairpersons to be held through secret ballot

Srinagar, Jan 14: The election for key positions of chairperson and vice-chairperson of district development councils (DDCs) in Jammu & Kashmir will be conducted through secret ballot. The rules governing election for the offices of chairperson and vice chairperson of DDCs in the Union Territory clearly state that electoral exercise would be held through secret […]

Meet Kashmir man who feeds food to wild bears by hand

Meet Kashmir man who feeds food to wild bears by hand

Anantnag, Jan 13 :  A man from Pahalgam, who is working with Wildlife SOS, an international Non Governmental organisation (NGO), which campaigns against animal abuse, has been taking care of wild animals at Pahalgam for the last two decades. Farooq Ahmad Kumar, a resident of Laripora Pahalgam, said that it was Darminder, a non -local […]

J&K delimitation based on 2011 census:  Law Ministry

J&K delimitation based on 2011 census:  Law Ministry

Jammu, Jan 13: Ministry of Law and Justice in its annual review report has revealed that the delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir would be done on basis of the 2011-census figures under the provisions of 2019-Act. On 5 August 2019, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two separate union territories- Jammu […]