India to probe soldier's viral video on 'bad food' - BBC NewsIslamabad, January 08 (KMS): A leading Indian military think tank has disclosed that every year, the Indian Army loses its personnel to suicides, fratricides and untoward incidents and in the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in the stress levels of the troops.

The New Delhi-based think tank, United Services Institution, in its findings says that at present, more than half of the Army seems to be under severe stress. Among the Junior Commissioned Officers and soldiers, the study identifies reasons including delay and denial of leave, excessive engagements, domestic problems, humiliation by seniors, lack of dignity, unreasonable restrictions on the use of mobiles, lack of recreational facilities, conflict with seniors as well as subordinates, health problems, inadequacy of train reservation, inefficient administrative support, financial problems, lack of transparency in promotions, delay in crediting of financial claims and poor quality of rations. »

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Fresh snowfall in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar highway closed | Business Standard NewsSrinagar, January 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian troops launched cordon and search operations in Kupwara and Shopian districts.

The troops launched door to door searches in Devar Lolab area of Kupwara district, subjecting the residents to huge inconvenience amid severe cold. The operation was going on when last reports came in. »

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#KashmirisDemandPlebiscite

Islamabad, January 08 (KMS): The people of Jammu and Kashmir want peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute by exercising their right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite held under the supervision of the UN and they have been rendering sacrifices for this purpose for last several decades.

An analytical report issued by Kashmir Media Service, today, said that the UN had acknowledged the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination in its more than a dozen resolutions, particularly the one passed on January 05, 1949. It maintained that despite suffering 73 years of brutal Indian occupation, the Kashmiris remain steadfast in their demand for holding of the UN-supervised plebiscite. It added that the Kashmiris’ right to plebiscite was even accepted by Indian leaders including first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. »

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Srinagar, January 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to prominent liberation activist, Sajjad Ahmad Kenu, on his martyrdom anniversary.

Indian forces martyred Sajjad Ahmad Kenu of Islamabad town on January 08, 1996.

A function was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement in Srinagar in memory of Shaheed Sajjad Ahmed Kenu in which patron of the party, Farida Bahenji, party Chairman, Molvi Bashir Ahmed and other party leaders, Prince Saleem, Abdul Rashid and Shabbir Ahmed participated. »

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Over 8,000 vehicles stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Srinagar, January 08 (KMS): Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir remained cut off from the outside world for the sixth consecutive day on Friday.

The traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway continued to be blocked due to landslides, shooting stones and mudslides caused by snowfall from Sunday to Wednesday in the territory. Over 8000 vehicles are stranded at the highway. »

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Jammu, January 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, two girls including were crushed to death in Kishtwar district.

The girls, Aina Banoo (10), and Nasreena Banoo (20) died and three more persons were injured in the incident which took place near Sangambati area on Kishtwar-Chatroo road.

The injured identified as Tousif Ahmed, his wife Begma Begum, and Safina Begum were shifted to Kishtwar hospital. »

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Jammu, January 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities banned the import of poultry birds to the territory amidst bird flu scare.

Panic gripped after over 100 birds were found dead in Udhampur, Rajouri and Kathua areas during past 24 hours while the authorities banned the import of poultry birds to IIOJK amidst bird flu scare.

Officials told media that about 100 crows were found dead near Kendriya Vidyalaya on Dhar Road in Udhampur. Some children spotted the dead crows and informed the people. People burned the dead crows at an isolated place, taking all the precautions, they said. »

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SRINAGAR, Jan 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi has said that the Indian communal government is using all tactics to prolong its illegal occupation over the territory.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that instead of resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the United Nations resolutions, the Indian government was committing the worst kind of oppression in IIOJK. »

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Srinagar, Jan 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Imam of Srinagar Jamia Masjid, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon has denounced the continued illegal detention of Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid President, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon addressing the congregational gathering at the Jamia Masjid said that the pulpit of the largest religious place and spiritual centre of Kashmir, Jamia Masjid Srinagar, continued to be silent for the 76th Friday now which otherwise would reverberate with the teachings of Qaalallah Wa Qaalar Rasool by the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

He said, the continued illegal detention of the Mirwaiz is not only unjustified and the worst form of dictatorship but was also totally unacceptable to the people. »

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Srinagar, January 08 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a Dar-ul-Uloom was gutted in a massive blaze that broke out in Noorbagh area of Srinagar.

Reports said that the fire broke out at Madrasa Islamia Arabia Dar-us-Salaam at Baghwanpora in Noorbagh during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. They said that fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames. »

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