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Srinagar: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to people to visit Asia’s largest Tulip garden in Kashmir, which will be thrown open tomorrow. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1374620731515019265?s=20 In his tweets, Modi said that March 25 is special for Jammu and Kashmir as the Tulip garden will be thrown open. He said over 15 lakh tulip flowers of more than 64 varieties will bloom in the garden. “Tomorrow, 25th March is special for Jammu and Kashmir.…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 195 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours as the progressive surge in infections continue for last more than a week now. For the eighth consecutive day, the JK has reported over 100 COVID9 cases and among the 195 fresh cases, 31 are travellers which takes the overall tally to 129031. Of these cases, 49 were from Jammu and 146 from Kashmir division, officials said. Giving the district-wise details,…

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti knew arrested Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu and had also spoken to him once, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed in a chargesheet filed in connection with the case related to arrested former DSP Davinder Singh. This is for the first time that name of Mufti has come up in any of the cases being probed by the…

New Delhi: A day after Parliament of India passed a bill that gives more power to the Lieutenant Governor than the Chief Minister, and Arvind Kejriwal calling it a ‘betrayal of people’s mandate’, netizens have trolled the Delhi Chief Minister for being “hypocritic”. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021, enhances powers of the LG, who represents the GoI, in comparison to the state government. As the Bill was passed, Kejriwal…

Srinagar: A fire broke out on Tuesday late afternoon in the building of a railway station in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. An official told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com that fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and the situation is under control, adding that there are no reports of any casualty so far. More details awaited. Free Press Kashmir is now on Telegram. Click here to Join. FPK Android App for 2G. Click here…

Srinagar: A 60-year-old man was injured after hit on the head by a flying tin sheet amid gusty winds which also damaged rooftops of four houses and a school in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. Official sources that due to gusty winds, a tin sheet got uprooted and hit on the head of Mumtaz Hussein (60) son of Dulla Khan of Gultha area of the Mendhar. The injured was shifted to…

Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday ordered the closure of Government Higher Secondary School Hardapanzoo located in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, for the next five days after at least nine girl students tested positive for the COVID. An official said that in the ongoing mass testing of students and staff being conducted at Higher Secondary Hardapanzoo Budgam, nine students have been found to have contracted the virus so far, adding that testing is on. Meanwhile, CEO Budgam…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday discontinued Court Appointed Administrators (CAA) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) while as it asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to manage affairs of the game in the JK and Ladakh till the elections of JKCA are completed. In a 40-page judgment, a bench of Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and Puneet Gupta also directed…

Srinagar: Amid rumours of closing the schools in Kashmir in view of rise in COVID cases, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday clarified that there was no such plan or proposal and that the educational institutions were functioning smoothly across the region. Officials from the administration announced that COVID vaccination doses among the students and staff will be given as per the national policy. Top officials of the School Education Department Kashmir News Observer…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court have dismissed petitions challenging Jammu and Kashmir Bank’s fresh notification for filling up of 350 probationary officers and 1500 banking associates’ vacancies. The petitions were filed by at least 288 aspiring candidates who had participated in the selection process pursuant to a notification on 6 October 2018 and had challenged the bank’s 15th April 2020 announcement cancelling the whole selection process. Subsequently, the bank had issued an advertisement…