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Clashes erupt during CASO in Lelhar

Clashes erupt during CASO in Lelhar

Government forces launched Cordon And Search Operation CASO in Lelhar village of South Kashmirs Pulwama district on Friday. The operation was launched in the wee hours today. Youth clashed with government forces creating panic in the area.

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Restrictions in Old city Srinagar

Restrictions in Old city Srinagar

Srinagar: District Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in and around many localities of old city Srinagar. “Barbed wires and a heavy deployment of government forces are restricting movement,” eye witnesses told INS. Pertinently Hurriyat (M) chairman and chief cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday had urged that September 8 be observed as “Solidarity Day” with Rohingya […]

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Mian Qayoom to return today

Mian Qayoom to return today

Srinagar: President Kashmir Bar Association Advocate Mian  Qayoom is returning to valley today from Delhi were he was summoned by the NIA. Mian Qayoom was summoned by NIA after which the lawyers body went to strike. Qayoom has been asked to be present at the NIA headquarter on September 14. Qayoom Will preside over General […]

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Protests make NIA to leave Aga Syed Hassans residence in hast

Protests make NIA to leave Aga Syed Hassans residence in hast

Budgam: National Investigation Agency slueths Thursday had to make a flight from Hurriyat G leader Aga syed Hassan’s residence when people stormed his compound protesting against the raid.   According to reports residents of Shariatabad Budgam in hundreds marched into the residence of  Hurriyat leader where NIA slueths were conducting a raid. Reports said that […]

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Joint resistance camp calls for shutdown on Rajnath’s visit on Sunday

Joint resistance camp calls for shutdown on Rajnath’s visit on Sunday

Says GoI trying to choke all space for the pro-freedom leadership through military might Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday called for complete strike on the upcoming visit to Valley of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday. “By observing the strike, people of Kashmir will prove to the world community and the Indian […]

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Civilian succumbs to injuries after Grenade attack

Civilian succumbs to injuries after Grenade attack

Srinagar: One civilian succumbed to injuries after suspected militants hurled a grenade at Jehangir chowk on Thursday evening. The dead has been Identified as Maqsood shah S\o Ali Mohammad Shah of Budgam district.  

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Budget restructuring: Govt panel to examine legal, procedural inputs 

Budget restructuring: Govt panel to examine legal, procedural inputs 

Srinagar: State government on Thursday set up a high-level committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance, Navin Kumar Choudhary, to examine legal and procedural inputs for reorganization of demands. The committee, also comprising of member of the J&K Legislature’s Estimates Committee, Law Secretary, Abdul Majid Bhat, Accountant General (A&E), Shourjo Chatterjee and Director Budget, Imtiyaz Ahmad, has been […]

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Suspected militants hurl grenade on government forces at Jehangir Chowk

Suspected militants hurl grenade on government forces at Jehangir Chowk

Srinagar: Chaos spread around Jehangir chowk as Grenade was hurled on Central Reserve Police Force CRPF by suspected militants on Thursday. The grenade exploded on road. Initials reports suggest that 5 soldiers received injures. Official confirmation awaited.  

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Chakka Jam day 2: Commuters suffer as Sumo, Auto rickshaw charge exorbitant rates

Chakka Jam day 2: Commuters suffer as Sumo, Auto rickshaw charge exorbitant rates

pic by: Zargar Zahoor   Srinagar: Commuters continued to suffer for the second consecutive day as public transport remained off the roads due to Wheel Jam strike called by The Kashmir Transport Welfare Association KTWA over shifting of bus terminal from Battamaloo to Parimpora. KTWA had earlier called for a two day strike against the […]

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Mirwaiz placed under house arrest,  Malik detained

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest,  Malik detained

Srinagar: Ruling PDP-BJP government on Thursday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman under house arrest while as it detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Frot (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and lodged him in Srinagar’s central jail. In a statement, a spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (M) strongly condemned the government decision of confining Mirwaiz to his house, terming “frustration on […]

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Woman’s body recovered from river jhelum

Woman’s body recovered from river jhelum

Ganderbal: Body of a woman from Nawakadal was recovered from river Jhelum in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal District on Thursday. The body of at Kharbagh Batwina in Wakura tehsil of Rubeena Akhtar (45) wife of Bilal Ahmad Bhat of Nawakadal Srinagar, according to police was recovered from river Jhelum at Kharbagh Batwina in Wakura tehsil of […]

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SHRC asks govt to provide Rs 3.5 lakhs to kidney failure patient 

SHRC asks govt to provide Rs 3.5 lakhs to kidney failure patient 

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday ordered government to provide Rs 3.5 lakhs for medical treatment to a kidney failure patient. Disposing of the plea Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Lone son of Ghulam Rasool Lone of Gagal Lolab, member SHRC Jung Bahadur Singh Jam’wal recommended Rs.2 lakhs to be provided to home as financial assistance alongwith […]

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Yasin Malik arrested, shifted to Central Jail

Yasin Malik arrested, shifted to Central Jail

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik was arrested on Thursday from Maisuma Srinagar. According to sources the JKLF supremo was arrested and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar. Malik’s arrests comes day after the Joint Resistance Leaders announced in Jama Masjid, that they will travel to NIA head quarter in Delhi and court […]

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NIA questioning Mian Qayoom: Full text of Bar Association’s open letter to Chief Justice Of India

NIA questioning Mian Qayoom: Full text of Bar Association’s open letter to Chief Justice Of India

Kashmir Bar Association has decided to extend its strike till september 8 as their president Mian Ab Qayoom is being questioned at the National Investigation Agency head quarter in Delhi. KBA has written an open letter to the Chief Justice of India, explaining reasons why they chose to go on strike for summoning the KBA […]

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Lawyers to continue strike against Qayoom’s questioning by NIA 

Lawyers to continue strike against Qayoom’s questioning by NIA 

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday extended by a day strike against the summoning and subsequent questioning of its president Mian Qayoom by NIA in connection with a case registered at New Delhi’s behest. The decision to extend the strike was taken at a general body meeting of the lawyers’ body at High Court premises […]

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Nirmala Sitharaman: India’s first full fledged woman defence minister takes charge

Nirmala Sitharaman: India’s first full fledged woman defence minister takes charge

Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as Indias Defence Minister on Thursday. Sitharaman was given the crucial position in Sunday’s reshuffle of the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Sitharaman’s charge taking was hampered as Arun Jaitley, was on a visit to Japan, even though ideally Sitharaman should have attended it, reports said.

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1993 Mumbai blasts verdict: Gallows for Tahir Merchant, Abu Salem gets life imprisonment

1993 Mumbai blasts verdict: Gallows for Tahir Merchant, Abu Salem gets life imprisonment

Mumbai: A special TADA court in Mumbai  announce the quantum of sentence against Abu Salem and four other convicts in the infamous Mumbai blasts on Thursday. Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan were sentenced to lifetime imprisonment, reports said. While death was pronounced for Tahir Merchant and Feroz Khan, Riyaz siddiqui got 10 years in prison. […]

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NIA raids Showkat Bakshis residence in Bemina

NIA raids Showkat Bakshis residence in Bemina

Srinagar: National Investigation Agency Thursday raided residence of Showkat Bakshi in Srinagar. Showkat Bakshi is a close associate of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik. NIA earlier today had raided residence of two top Hurriyat G leaders Aga Syed Hassan and Ghulam Nabi Sumji in Budgam and bijbehara respectively. The eaids come a […]

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Hurriyat G leaders residence raided by NIA

Hurriyat G leaders residence raided by NIA

Srinagar: Continuing its crackdown over alleged terror funding case National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the residence of Hurriyat conference (G) General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji in south Kashmir’s Bijbihara. Earlier searches at another Hurriyat Leader, Agha Syed Hassan’s residence in Budgam were conducted by NIA.

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Ammunition depot catches fire

Ammunition depot catches fire

Punjab : Army ammunition depot near Bathinda town in Punjab has caught fire on Thursday morning, police said. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and they controlled the fire by 7 in the morning, reports said. Senior Army officers visited the spot and the damage will be assessed. No loss of life was reported.

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NIA raids Agha Syed Hassans residence

NIA raids Agha Syed Hassans residence

Srinagar: Day after National Investigation Agency raided multiple locations, on Thursday, they raided the residence of Hurriyat conference (G) leader Agha Syed Hassan’s residence in central Kashmir’s Budgam. The NIA raid on Agha’s residence also comes after  the announcement of resistance leaders to court arrest at NIA headquarters in New Delhi on September 9.

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Transporters threaten to intensify stir as commuters suffer

Transporters threaten to intensify stir as commuters suffer

Srinagar: Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association (KTWA) on Wednesday threatened to extend ‘Chakka jam’ if the government failed to meet their demands forthwith. The transport organization called for a two-day strike across Kashmir Valley from Wednesday to protest the shifting of General Bus Stand Batmaloo to Parimpora on city outskirts. Spokesman of KTWA Mohammad Yaseen told […]

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Srinagar boy killed after stunt on bike goes wrong

Srinagar boy killed after stunt on bike goes wrong

Srinagar: A boy from Old Srinagar was killed after a bike stunt went horribly wrong at Hazratbal area in outskirts of this summer capital of the state. Official sources said that the deceased has been identified as Suhail Ahmad son of Javaid Ahmad Itoo of Noorbagh Srinagar. Suhail, they said, was practicing stunt with his […]

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School bus turns turtle, 18 injured

School bus turns turtle, 18 injured

Udhampur: Fourteen students were injured after a school bus turned turtle at Tikri on Wednesday. According to police eight injured students have been discharged after first aid. “06 of the injured students have been referred to GMC Jammu,” police said.

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GoI wants to change Kashmir narrative by coercion, defamation: Resistance Camp

GoI wants to change Kashmir narrative by coercion, defamation: Resistance Camp

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik on Wednesday announced to court arrest before National Investigation Agency at its New Delhi headquarters on weekend. The announcement was made by the trio during a press conference at historic Jamia Masjid here this afternoon. “We have decided to go to New […]

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SHRC recommends Rs 5 lakh to daily wager who lost arm to PDD’s negligence

SHRC recommends Rs 5 lakh to daily wager who lost arm to PDD’s negligence

Srinagar: State Human Rights Organization on Wednesday recommended compensation of Rs five lakhs to a daily-wager in Power Development Department whose left arm was amputated following electrocution while repairing a fault due to ‘department’s negligence.’ Disposing of a case, member SHRC Jung Bhadur Singh Jamwal observed that prima-facie, it appears to be gross violation of human rights, […]

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KEA protests over plight of Rohingya Muslims

KEA protests over plight of Rohingya Muslims

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: Members of Kashmir Economic Alliance( KEA) Wednesday staged a protest demonstration against alleged atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in  the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Addressing media persons President KEA Farooq Ahmad Dar said that they are protesting against the brutal killing of young, women and children in Burma. He said that powerful […]

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Shepherd drowns, body retrieved from water canal

Shepherd drowns, body retrieved from water canal

Mir Showkat Ganderbal: One Bakerwal died of drowning when he slipped into the water channel in Bala Gutli bagh area of Ganderbal District. The bakerwal has been identified as Mohd Iqbal Bargeda S/O Sooba Bargeda R/O Khada Kalakot Rajori. He was 54. Police fished out his body from canal and after completing all legal formalities, […]

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Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar and Yasin Malik to court arrest at NIA headquarters on Sep 9

Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar and Yasin Malik to court arrest at NIA headquarters on Sep 9

  Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Joint Resistance leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik  will march to NIA headquarters and  court arrest themselves in in New Delhi on September 9. The announcement of court arrest came during the press conference held at the historic jama masjid today. “We have decided to go […]

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Govt shifts IAS, 3 KAS officers  

Govt shifts IAS, 3 KAS officers  

Srinagar: The State government on Wednesday transferred an IAS and three KAS officers in the interest of administration.  According to government orders, Bhupinder Kumar (IAS) Deputy Commissioner, Doda, has been transferred and his services placed at the disposal of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board. Bhawani Rakwal (KAS), Director, Horticulture, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Deputy […]

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Why is Mayanmar laying mines on its border with Bangladesh?

Why is Mayanmar laying mines on its border with Bangladesh?

Srinagar:  Raising eyebrows about the intentions of the Mayanmar government, media reports say that Myanmar is creating stretches of mine fields across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days. A report carried by Aljazeera, who quote Rueters report saying that two government sources in the Bangladeshi government confirm the development. […]

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JRL to hold press conference at Jama Masjid today

JRL to hold press conference at Jama Masjid today

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), Wednesday said that they are  going to address an “important” press conference at Jama Masjid Srinagar. Spokesman of the JRL in a statement said that JRL,  comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, will address an “important press conference at historic Jamia Masjid, in old city of […]

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NIA conducts fresh raids in Srinagar

NIA conducts fresh raids in Srinagar

Srinagar:Continuing its raids in valley over allegation of terror funding the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted fresh rasearches at 16 locations. The raids according to sources are being conducted in Kashmir and in New Delhi in connection with its ongoing probe into the alleged terror funding case. Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali was also […]

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Transporters call for 2-day ‘Chakka Jam’ from Wednesday

Transporters call for 2-day ‘Chakka Jam’ from Wednesday

Srinagar: A transport organization has called for two-day ‘Chakka Jam’ across Kashmir valley from Wednesday to protest the shifting of Batamaloo General Bus Stand to Parimpora in outskirts of Srinagar. In a statement, the organization, Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association (KTWA) on Tuesday said the shifting of Batamaloo general bus stand will adversely impact livelihood of […]

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Mian Qayoom doesn’t own shopping complex, Bar to sue TV channel 

Mian Qayoom doesn’t own shopping complex, Bar to sue TV channel 

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday announced to sue a national television channel for ‘malicious’ campaign against its president Mian Abdul Qayoom, who has been summoned by NIA to New Delhi in connection with a case registered at the behest of government of India. “The Bar Association clarifies that the Bar President has […]

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Fake encounter: Govt gives sanction to prosecute former SSP, DySP

Fake encounter: Govt gives sanction to prosecute former SSP, DySP

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has accorded sanction for prosecution of a former Superintendent of Police Ganderbal, Hans Raj Parrihar, and former DySP, Bahadur Ram Keth, in connection with the killing of a civilian Nazir Ahmad Deka in a fake encounter eleven years ago. A roadside perfume and skull cap vendor, Deka was killed […]

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GoI’s ‘intransigence’ pushing Kashmiri youth to gun: Mirwaiz

GoI’s ‘intransigence’ pushing Kashmiri youth to gun: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that New Delhi’s ‘intransigence’ was pushing Kashmiri youth to armed resistance. Paying rich tributes to Nayeem Ahmed of Brath Sopore and Pervaiz Ahmed of Handwara who were killed in an encounter with government forces at Shangergund in Baramulla district’s Sopore area, the Hurriyat Conference […]

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SHRC orders installation of CCTV cameras in all police stations

SHRC orders installation of CCTV cameras in all police stations

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday directed government through Chief Secretary to install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in all police stations across Jammu and Kashmir. Member SHRC Jung Bhadur Singh Jamwal directed the government to sanction the grant in favour of the Director General of Police for installing the CCTVs cameras. […]

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Safapora road in shambles, locals demand urgent repair

Safapora road in shambles, locals demand urgent repair

Ganderbal: Residents of Safapora area of Ganderbal district of central Kashmir say, “officials are in a deep slumber as thousands of commuters suffer every day”. At Trisa Safapora, the road connecting Safapora with the District headquarters is in shambles and commuters, locals claim in thousands, tread the road every day. “Public Grievances are not taken […]

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Fidayeen Squad lead by Pakistan Commando? IGP says ‘No credibility in reports’

Fidayeen Squad lead by Pakistan Commando? IGP says ‘No credibility in reports’

Faisal Shabir Srinagar: Rejecting claims Intelligence agencies had tipped of state police about a Jaish e Mohammad squad trying to cross LoC being lead by a Paksitani commando, Inspector General of Police Tuesday said ‘there is no credibility in the report’. On September 4, Delhi based news paper had quoted intelligence sources that two weeks before […]

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Protests in South Kashmir over Rohingya Muslim ‘genocide’

Protests in South Kashmir over Rohingya Muslim ‘genocide’

Srinagar: Demonstrations erupted in various places in South Kashmir on Tuesday in support of the Rohingya Muslims, demanding the ‘ethnic cleansing’ by the must stop and international community must play its role Reports said that protest were held in Kulgam district, and Students of Government Degree College Pulwama too held a protest demonstration. Day earlier […]

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Gautam Gambhir to support slain ASI’s daughters education

Gautam Gambhir to support slain ASI’s daughters education

  Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday said that he will support education of Zohra, daughter of the recently killed Assistant sub Inspector Ab Rashid Shah of Jammu and Kashmir Police, for lifetime. Gambhir announced his decision on his official twitter account. The picture of Zohra, crying inconsolable on the wrath laying ceremony of her father went […]

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Lawyers go on strike over NIA notice to Mian Qayoom, hold protest

Lawyers go on strike over NIA notice to Mian Qayoom, hold protest

Srinagar: Announcing a two day strike of working in the court rooms members of Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association Tuesday held a protest demonstration outside High court Srinagar. Lawyers were protesting against National Investigation Agency NIA after it shot a notice to JKBA president Mian Qayoom on Monday. “There will be no working in the […]

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Pakistan and OIC condemn the ‘persecution of Rohingya Muslims’ in Mayanmar

Pakistan and OIC condemn the ‘persecution of Rohingya Muslims’ in Mayanmar

Calling to end the ‘systematic’ and ‘organised’ violence against Muslim minority residents of the Rakhine in Myanmar, Pakistan said it is ‘deeply anguished’ over the plight of Rohingya Muslims.   Media reports quoted Pak Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif saying that Pakistan feels “deep anguish at the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.”   […]

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Villages under siege in Shopian, CASO launced

Villages under siege in Shopian, CASO launced

Cordon and Search Operation has been launched by government forces in many villages of Shopian district of south Kashmir on Tuesday . Villages, including Nagbal, Urpara, Dachoo, Homehuna, Hushunpora and Nolai Poshwari,  are under siege in Imamsahib area of the district, reports said. The joint operation by 44 Rashtriya Rifles of Army and Special Operations […]

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Geelani expresses outrage at genocide of Muslims in Burma

Geelani expresses outrage at genocide of Muslims in Burma

Srinagar: While expressing deep anguish and outrage over the killings of Muslims in Burma, Chairman Hurriyat Conference(G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday asked international human rights organizations and the Muslims nations to break silence and come to their rescue. The octogenarian leader also appealed Muslim countries especially the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Iran and […]

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Resistance camp condemn NIA notice to Mian Qayoom

Resistance camp condemn NIA notice to Mian Qayoom

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday strongly condemned the notice issued to President Kashmir High Court Bar Association Mian Qayoom by the NIA. In a statement, the leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik termed the notice as fabrication tactics. “Such acts will severe nothing and will deteriorate the situation to […]

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Qazigund grenade blast: Injured CRPF personnel stable, says police

Qazigund grenade blast: Injured CRPF personnel stable, says police

Srinagar: Police on Monday evening said that the paramilitary CRPF personnel, who were injured in grenade blast at Qazigund market in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, are stable. A police spokesman in a statement said that some unknown militants hurled a grenade on road opening party of 163 battalion CRPF in the afternoon, injuring ASI Ram […]

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Update: Hizb divisional commander among 2 militants killed in Sopore says Police

Update: Hizb divisional commander among 2 militants killed in Sopore says Police

Srinagar: Divisional Commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was among two militants killed in a brief encounter with joint team of government forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday. A police spokesman said that acting on a specific information, police along with army’s 22 Rastriya Riffles and 179, 177 and 92 battalions of […]

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3 CRPF personnel injured in grenade blast in Qazigund

3 CRPF personnel injured in grenade blast in Qazigund

Srinagar: Three paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured in a grenade blast in Qazigund area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday. Official sources said that suspected militants hurled a grenade on a CRPF patrol in Qazigund, resulting in injuries to three personnel. The injured were rushed to nearby hospital for treatment, they said. Soon after […]