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Mir Farhat is a journalist based in Kashmir. He is one of the founding editors of www.newsdespatch.com. He reports on politics, governance, human rights, public health and environment.

Several untold stories unfold as Police, Stone-pelters meet again

Mir Farhat PULWAMa, Dec 24: Ever since the first pebble was thrown in 2008, there have been many hits and runs between stone pelters and the police. Such encounters are a continuous process but the environment has changed ever since Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti announced amnesty for first time stone-pelters …

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In Conversation with 2018 Rhodes Scholarship awardee, Sameer Rashid Bhat

Sameer Rashid Bhat, a final year student of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, is one of two students – the other being Nagpur University graduate Rahul Bajaj – to have received the Rhodes Scholarship for next year.   In this short interview with Bar & Bench, Sameer, who also …

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Syria’s grand mufti who called Mehbooba “role model” signed execution of 13,000 Syrian prisoners

Mir Farhat Srinagar, Sep 30: Syria’s grand mufti Ahmad Bader Eddin Mohammad Adib Hassoun who on Friday met the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and called her “role model for Muslim world and Syrian women”, has signed execution orders for 13,000 inmates in Saydnaya prison in Syria over …

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The country with which we shook our hands with turned out to be dishonest: Farooq Abdullah

ND correspondent Srinagar, August 29: Opposition National Conference patron and MP Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said that the country with which Jammu and Kashmir shook its hands with turned out to be dishonest committed a grave attack on us. While addressing NC workers in Handwara during a convention organised to …

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Patanjali in the process of acquiring land in Jammu and Kashmir to set up a unit: Ram Dev

New Delhi, August 14: Yoga guru Ramdev today said his consumer products company is in the process of acquiring land in Jammu and Kashmir to set up a unit there and would also offer jobs to youth in the state. “Patanjali is in the process of acquiring 150 acres of …

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Govt initiates process for constitution of maiden Law Commission

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 12: The Government today accorded formal sanction to the establishment of Law Commission in the State for a period of three years. The Commission consists of a full-time chairperson, two full-time members and two part time members while Secretary Law will be the ex-officio member of the Commission. …

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Police arrests Lashkar militant in Sopore

Srinagar, July 26: Forces on Wednesday arrested a Let militant who had recently joined the militant ranks A police official said that a joint Naka of 22-RR/179-CRPF & Police Sopore was laid at Fruit Mandi crossing Sopore. During Naka checking one person identified as Basit Najar of Sopore was apprehend and …

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JRL calls for strike tomorrow against NIA arrests

Srinagar, Jul 24 : Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik condemned the arbitrary and illegal arrest of Hurriyat leader Altaf Ahmed Shah, Shahidul Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah by the NIA on fabricated charges. The leadership expressed serious concern …

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JK likely to receive heavy rain at isolated places on 25, 27 July

Srinagar, Jul 24 : The Jammu and Kashmir state is likely to receive heavy rains on July 25 and 27with other states as the India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for the next four days in many states. The IMD said that Jammu and Kashmir will likely receive …

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7 Hurriyat leaders to be produced in NIA court on Tuesday

The seven Hurriyat leaders arrested by NIA will be produced before the Special Judge, NIA, Patilala House in New Delhi tomorrow (Tuesday). Those arrested include, Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmed Shah alias Fantoosh, Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid ul Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khanday and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias …

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