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After row, J-K cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

After row, J-K cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

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Srinagar, September 7 Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said its officers were made to wait for three hours at separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's home when they went there for his burial, and that the family resorted to anti-national activities "probably under pressure from Pakistan and miscreants". Also read: J-K police file general FIR against miscreants after video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag Video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag, FIR filed From Mard-e-Momin to Hartal uncle, an asset Pakistan never wanted to lose Refuting rumours allegedly being floated from across the border, Jammu and Kashmir Police also released four videos through its Twitter handle to show that 91-year-old Geelani was laid to rest as per the rituals on the intervening night of...
Have been put under house arrest, says Mehbooba Mufti

Have been put under house arrest, says Mehbooba Mufti

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Srinagar, September 7 Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she had been placed under house arrest at her residence in Srinagar. Taking to Twitter, Mufti said while the Government of India is expressing concerns about the rights of Afghans, it is denying the same to Kashmiris. "GOI expresses concern for the rights of Afghan people but willfully denies the same to Kashmiris. Ive been placed under house arrest today because according to admin the situation is far from normal in Kashmir. This exposes their fake claims of normalcy," Mehbooba tweeted. This comes a day after Mufti said that the last rites of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani who died on Wednesday night should have been performed as per family wishes. Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kas...
Punjabi University, Patiala, to develop language tools for Dari, Kashmiri, Pashto

Punjabi University, Patiala, to develop language tools for Dari, Kashmiri, Pashto

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Tribune News Service Patiala, September 6 The Research Centre for Technical Development of Punjabi language, Punjabi University, Patiala, will now develop language processing tools for Kashmiri, Dari, Balochi and Pashto. The department had earlier provided IT solutions for Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Sindhi languages. The university is also expected to rope-in students from Afghanistan studying at the university. Gurpreet Singh Lehal, professor and director of the centre, said this would bridge the scripts and language barrier between communities in the Indian sub-continent. He said, "Under the initiative language processing tools and linguistic resources such as corpus, typing tools, word predictors, generic font and storage code converters, digital dictionaries and transliteration tools...
After row, JK cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

After row, JK cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

J&K
Srinagar, September 7 The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said its officers were made to wait for three hours at separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's home when they went there for his burial after his death, and that the family resorted to anti-national activities "probably under pressure from Pakistan and miscreants". Also read: J-K police file general FIR against miscreants after video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag Video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag, FIR filedRefuting rumours allegedly being floated from across the border, the Jammu and Kashmir Police also released four videos through its twitter handle to show that 91-year-old Geelani was laid to rest as per the rituals in the intervening night of September 1 and 2. "After the death of SAS Geelani, IGP K...
Danger of terror spilling to Russia, Kashmir: Envoy

Danger of terror spilling to Russia, Kashmir: Envoy

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New Delhi, September 6 Russia and India have a "common concern" that the Afghan soil should not be a source of spreading terrorism and there is a "danger" of terror being spread to the Russian territory as well as Kashmir, Moscow's envoy Nikolay Kudashev said on Monday. "As far as the phenomena of terror are concerned, we do share our concerns with India. There is a danger of terror being spread to the Russian territory and the territory of Kashmir. This is a matter of common concern," Kudashev said. The Russian ambassador to India also said that there was not much difference between Russia and India's position on the overall Afghan situation and noted that Moscow's approach in according recognition to a Taliban regime would depend on its actions. — PTI
Restrictions continue in parts of Srinagar

Restrictions continue in parts of Srinagar

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Srinagar, September 6 Normal life remained affected for the fifth day on Monday as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the city to prevent exhumation of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's body from the Hyderpora graveyard for burial in the Eidgah Martyrs' graveyard in the old city. The officials said there were inputs that miscreants might attempt to exhume Geelani's body for burial at the Eidgah graveyard where many militants and two top separatist leaders — Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq — are buried. Geelani had expressed his desire to be buried at the Eidgah graveyard, according to a statement issued by separatists in February last year. The 91-year-old died at his home here on Wednesday night. Officials said all roads leading towards Eidgah and Hyderpor...
Parliament panel on health, family welfare begins JK tour

Parliament panel on health, family welfare begins JK tour

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Srinagar, September 6 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare on Monday began a three-day study tour of Jamp;K, visiting various medical facilities and interacting with doctors, paramedics and patients, officials said. The committee would meet several stakeholders to receive feedback on the subject matters of implementation of Ayushman Bharat, mental health in contemporary times, medical devices, regulation and control, affordability of cancer treatment and vaccine development, distribution, management and mitigation of Covid, an official spokesman said. The Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by Ram Gopal Yadav, includes members from both houses of Parliament. The committee on Monday visited Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar where it was briefed ...
Mobile Internet services to be restored in Kashmir today evening

Mobile Internet services to be restored in Kashmir today evening

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Srinagar, September 6 The mobile Internet services will be restored in Kashmir on Monday evening, top police officials told IANS. The blockade on Internet and voice calling services was imposed in Kashmir as a precautionary measure after the death of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Wednesday night. The Voice calling and broadband Internet was later restored on Friday as the situation remained peaceful in the aftermath of Geelani's death. However, the mobile Internet services continued to remain suspended. The Internet connectivity was being restored in phases after evaluating the situation in the valley, said the police. The valley witnessed no untoward incident after Geelani's death. IANS
Lahaul wants border row with Ladakh settled

Lahaul wants border row with Ladakh settled

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Dipender Manta Tribune News Service Mandi, September 5 Residents of the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti want boundary issue with Ladakh at Sarchu and Shinkula pass be resolved at the earliest. The conflict has been going on for long, with Lahaul residents alleging encroachment on Himachal Pradesh land by people in Ladakh. They allege there has been no effort on part of the state government to resolve the dispute. Points of conflict: Sarchu amp; Shinkula Youth from HP and Ladakh have camping sites at Sarchu amp; Shinkula They often clash with each other over boundary issue Himachal has given its nod for demarcation of boundary Response from the Ladakh administration is awaited Ramesh Kumar Rulba, Chairperson, Zila Parishad Lahaul-Spiti, said, "The residents are apprehe...
Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Jammu next week

Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Jammu next week

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Jammu, September 5 Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Jammu next week, a senior party leader said on Sunday. Gandhi was in Kashmir for two days last month. Rajni Patil, the AICC in-charge of Jamp;K affairs, said Gandhi would commence his Jammu visit by paying obeisance at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district. Addressing a meeting of senior party leaders here, Patil said Gandhi would later interact with Congress functionaries from blocks, districts and Panchayati Raj Institutions. He will also interact with leaders of frontal wings during his two-day stay in Jammu, Patil said. Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president GA Mir also attended the meeting, a party spokesman said. He said the Congress MP would also interact with the members of the exten...