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Youth beaten in Rafiabad, police registers case against Army

Youth beaten in Rafiabad, police registers case against Army

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Police has registered a case against Army after it thrashed a youth in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The case has been registered against 32 RR Protests broke out in the area after news spread in the area that two youth travelling in a car when Army stopped them […]

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Woman delivers baby en route to hospital, was denied ambulance in Kalaroose

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A women from Mohri Kalaroose delivered baby half way to kupwara hospital after she was denied treatment and ambulance by hospital authorities at Kalaroose. Husband of the lady, Mohammad Shafi, said: “I took her to Kalroose Hospital, a doctor who treated upon her asked me to take her to Kupwara as […]

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As water lever rises in Jhelum, KCC&I urges Govt to take preventive measures on war footings

Srinagar: Expressing concern over abrupt rise in water level in River Jhelum, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged government take preventive measures on war footings. In a statement issued here by KCCI, the group said that it was appalling to see that few millimetres of rainfall has caused such an abnormal rise. […]

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Despite clear road, Sonamarg route still closed

Despite clear road, Sonamarg route still closed

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Road to the famous tourist destination Sonamarg in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is yet to be opened for traffic. “People  including commuters, tourists and hoteliers are facing tremendous hardships,” residents claimed. They blamed district administration for unnecessary delay in opening the road.. DDC Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan told INS that the Ganderbal-Ladakh […]

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Militants killed in Shopian gunfight identified, both local

Militants killed in Shopian gunfight identified, both local

Shopian: Two militants killed in a brief shootout in Shopian village have been identified as local affiliates of Jaish e Mohammad outfit. According to officials the two militants killed in the encounter include Shah Jahan Mir R/o Amshipora Shopian and Abid Wagay R/o Rawalpora Shopian. Mir, officials said was a top JeM commander. “Bodies have […]

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Kashmiri student dies in Bangladesh, Mehbooba seeks Sushma’s help in bringing body back home

Kashmiri student dies in Bangladesh, Mehbooba seeks Sushma’s help in bringing body back home

  Srinagar: A south Kashmir girl breathed her last in Bangladesh were she was pursuing medical studies on Saturday. Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urged external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help the family in bringing her body  back home. “Dear @SushmaSwaraj ji, Quratul Ain, a kashmiri student has died in Bangladesh. She was pursuing […]

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Girl ends life in Bandipora, was allegedly raped by father

Bandipora: A girl ended her life in Aragam village of Bandipora district in north Kashmir after being allegedly raped by her father. Police said that the accused has been arrested and investigation has been launched. Police said that the allegations are that the girl after being raped by her father and ‘unable to bear the […]

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Banned disposable items still present in Anantnag markets, officials say action delayed due to elections

By Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Government ordered ban of use of disposable articles in the state is yet to take place in district Anantnag and the administration is in deep slumber on it.  According to sources the administration, the ban was implemented half heartedly as distributors and shopkeepers continue to sell these kinds of disposable articles […]

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Batapora residents face acute water scarcity as PHE fails to repair defunct pipeline

Batapora residents face acute water scarcity as PHE fails to repair defunct pipeline

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: The residents of Batapora area of Zakura in Srinagar outskirts here have expressed resentment against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to repair the defunct water pipeline. Talking to INS, inhabitants said that they are not getting water supply from last two months, thus leaving them to lurch at large. […]

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Army man dies of cardiac arrest along LOC in Poonch

Army man dies of cardiac arrest along LOC in Poonch

  Poonch: An army man died of cardiac arrest in Kerni sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The deceased has been identified as NK Bhawan Kumar of 39 RR. He suffered cardiac arrest along LoC while he was on duty. Doctors declared him brought dead at the medical facility were he […]

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Water canals turn into dumping site in Tral

Water canals turn into dumping site in Tral

By BASHARAT RASHID   Tral: The locals of Tral villages in Pulwama have expressed resentment against authorities for failing to clear the water canals which have turned into garbage sites and the irrigation department has stopped the water flow to them as well. Locals in Dadasara areas of Tral have complained that Irrigation Department has […]

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Pressure tactics won’t force us to surrender says Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Pressure tactics won’t force us to surrender says Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that he has told National Investigation Agency that Kashmir is a dispute since 1947 and there is no other option but to solve it. Mirwaiz was addressing Friday congregation at the Jamia Masjid after he returned from New Delhi were he was questioned for three days over alleged […]

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Police conducts nocturnal raids in Pulwama village, arrests 5 youth

Police conducts nocturnal raids in Pulwama village, arrests 5 youth

By Mudassir Maqbool Pulwama: Government forces conducted nocturnal raids in Tahab village of Pulwama district and arrested five youth during the midnight operation.  According to locals a large contingent of forces cordonned cluster of houses in the village in night hours.  “During the ensuing search operation they picked up five youth from the village,” locals […]

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To make teachers ‘accountable’ CEO Ganderbal orders ‘handover phones before entering classrooms’

To make teachers ‘accountable’ CEO Ganderbal orders ‘handover phones before entering classrooms’

Srinagar: Shool teachers in the district Ganderbal has been barred  from taking their mobile phones to classrooms. The Chief Education Officer Ganderbal, in its ban order says that mobile phone “hampers the academic process”. “It has come to the notice of the undersigned that most of the school teachers are using mobile phones in their […]

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Body of teenage boy found in Old Town Baramulla

Body of teenage boy found in Old Town Baramulla

By Peezada Waseem Baramulla : A teenage boy was found dead in Old Town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in early hours of Friday. Reports said that body of a 14 year old Mudasir Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Ashraf Dar was found in old Town Baramula . Police said that they were informed by […]

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Blast in Quetta Pakistan kills 14 , over 24 injured

Blast in Quetta Pakistan kills 14 , over 24 injured

Pakistan: 14 People are believed to be killed  and over twenty-four injured in a deadly blast in Hazarganji vegetable market of Pakistan’s Quetta, DAWN reported on Friday. Quoting  Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema, DAWN said that the blast was targeting members of the Hazara community. The report identified as least seven of the […]

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Ten policemen injured in road accident in Rafiabad

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: Ten policemen were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident in Tragpora village of Rafiabad in Kupwara district on Friday. Reports said the cops were traveling from Dangiwicha to Srinagar when the driver of the  vehicle lost control. All the injured were shifted to District Hospital […]

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Srinagar roads in shambles, authorities to begin criminal proceedings against erring officers

Srinagar roads in shambles, authorities to begin criminal proceedings against erring officers

  Srinagar: District Srinagar administration is mulling to launch criminal proceeding against executing agencies, contractors, officers responsible for repair and maintenance of roads in the district for failing to do their work. According to sources Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, also the District Magistrate of the district has shot a letter to chief Engineer R&B, Public Works […]

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India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Poonch

India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LOC in Poonch

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies traded gunfire along line of control in Poonch district on Friday. According to officials the exchange begun following Pakistan army violating ceasefire in the area and targeted Indian forward posts. “Pakistan resorted to use of mortar shelling and firing by small arms in Sawjiyan sectors around 8. 15.am in morning,” […]

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None in Syed Ali Geelani’s native village Duroo turns to vote

None in Syed Ali Geelani’s native village Duroo turns to vote

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Native village of Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, Duroo village in Sopore boycotted the Parliamentary polls on Thursday and the three polling booths in the area failed to open vote account till evening. According to locals the three  polling booths at panchayat Ghar, Gov’t High School boys and at Govt high […]

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Mirwaiz reaches Srinagar, was quizzed for 3 straight days by NIA

Mirwaiz reaches Srinagar, was quizzed for 3 straight days by NIA

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: After being questioned for the three consecutive days by National Investigation Agency (NIA) over ‘terror funding’ Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday returned home along with his amalgam leaders and his legal advisor. Mirwaiz was summoned by NIA for the three times following which he went to New Delhi on […]

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LS Polls: 32 Third Genders exercise franchise till 5 pm

LS Polls: 32 Third Genders exercise franchise till 5 pm

Srinagar: 32 Third gendors cast their vote in the polling for Baramulla parliamentary constituency till 5 pm on Thursday. The overall poll percentage was 32.41 and total of 425316 votes of 1312148 were cast. According to officials 8 third gendor’s exercised their franchise in Kupwara highest in the norhtern belt were polling was held. Kupwara […]

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Government says ‘enthusiasm’ marks first phase of polling in J&K

Government says ‘enthusiasm’ marks first phase of polling in J&K

JAMMU: The morning today couldn’t have been more enthusing and provoking to vote. The early morning breeze coupled with a relaxing dip in the day temperature set the tone for celebrating the festival of democracy today. In the first phase of General Elections, two Parliamentary Constituencies of Baramulla and Jammu, spread over seven districts of […]

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To ease congestion from roads, Government discusses modalities of water transport in Jhelum

To ease congestion from roads, Government discusses modalities of water transport in Jhelum

SRINAGAR: To ease traffic congestion in the capital city, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review modalities for water transport on river Jhelum. Various issues were discussed threadbare in the review meeting. Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Director Tourism, Chief Engineer Irrigation & Flood Control and other concerned officers were present […]

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LS Polls: Handwara tops with 41.3 pc votes cast, lowest in Sopore 6.1 pc till 3 pm

LS Polls: Handwara tops with 41.3 pc votes cast, lowest in Sopore 6.1 pc till 3 pm

Srinagar: Police District Sopore had the lowest turnout of voters till 3pm in the district Baramulla, as polling for the Baramulla parliamentary seat is underway in north Kashmir. According to officials till 3 pm, in Baramulla 107561 votes were cast making, in Sopore total number of 12002 votes were cast. They also said that in […]

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LS Polls: 2 percent votes cast in Sopore, 15.06 percent in district Baramulla till 1 pm

LS Polls:  2 percent votes cast in Sopore, 15.06 percent in district Baramulla till 1 pm

  Baramulla: Sopore recorded a minimal voter turnout with 2 percent votes cast while Baramulla district recorded 15.05 percent of voting till 1 pm on Thursday for the Lok Sabha polls underway in the valley. According to officials a total of 96018 votes have been cast in the district. The percentage breakup inculdes Sopore 2.0%, […]

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LS Polls: 30.42 percent votes cast in Kupwara district till 1 pm

LS Polls: 30.42 percent votes cast in Kupwara district till 1 pm

  Kupwara: 30.42 Percent votes have been cast  with a total of 134183 votes in Kupwara district till 1 pm According to officials in Karnah 13165 votes were cast, while as in Kupwara a total of 39177 votes have been polled. “Lolab stood at 30783 votes, Handwara had 36084 votes, and in Langate 14974 votes […]

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LS Polls: No one turns to cast vote in Brath Sopore till 1 pm

By Peerzada Waseem Sopore: No one has turned up to cast vote in the Brath village in Police district Sopore on Thursday. According to officials the village recorded zero voter turnout till 1 pm. Brath is a volatile area and according to police sources the village has six active militants. “Sopore town too recorded low […]

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LS Polls: Clashes erupt in Palhalan, lady injured

LS Polls: Clashes erupt in Palhalan, lady injured

By Peerzada Waseem Baramulla: A lady has been injured after clashes broke out in Palhalan area of Pattanin  Baramulla on Thursday. According to reports protesters pelted stones on the polling booth set up in the area. “In the clashes one lady probably a voter has been injured,” they said. The protesters and forces deployed in […]

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LS Polls: 24.66 percent votes cast till 11 am for Jammu, Baramulla parliamentary seats

LS Polls: 24.66 percent votes cast till 11 am for Jammu, Baramulla parliamentary seats

Srinagar:  24.66 percent of voters have exercised their franchise in the lok sabha polls going on in the Jammu and Baramulla parliamentary seat. According to offcials uptill 11 am more than 24 percent of voters turned up to cast their votes. For Jammu seat the percentge stood at Jammu 30. 57, Samba 35.91, Rajouri 30.80, […]

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LS Polls: Bandipora records 11.84 per cent voting till 11 am

LS Polls: Bandipora records 11.84 per cent voting till 11 am

Srinagar: A voter turn out of 11.84 per cent was recorded in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Thursday till 11 am. Official sources said that 16473 votes were cast in Sumbal area of the district while 9288 votes were cast in main Bandipora till 11 am.Similarly 1414 votes were cast in Gurez taking the aggregate […]

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Kupwara wears festive colors ahead of LS polls , security grid on toes

Kupwara wears festive colors ahead of LS polls , security grid on toes

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara has seen massive election rallies with young and old joining the rallies of different parties in the district.  The district has been seen by politicians of all shades as ‘voters inn’ in the northern Kashmir and none of the mainstream political parties have missed a chance to woo the voters to […]

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In a first, Gurez-Bandipora road opens in April 2nd week, will help in smooth polls say officials

In a first, Gurez-Bandipora road opens in April 2nd week, will help in smooth polls say officials

Srinagar: The Gurez-Bandipora road has been thrown open for one way vehicular movement just a day ahead of polls in the region. “This is for the first time that despite of record high snowfall in this winter the Bandipur Gurez road has been thrown open in second week of April itself. Its a great achievement […]

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J&K HCBA extends support to JRL strike call, say ‘elections a futile exercise in state’

J&K HCBA extends support to JRL strike call, say ‘elections a futile exercise in state’

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association on Wednesday termed holding of Parliamentary Elections in J&K ‘a futile exercise’ and has extended support to the shutdown call given by Joint Resistance Leadership on April 11 and for respective areas on polling day. “Elections in the past, have not helped in the ‘resolution of the Kashmir dispute, […]

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Ameer Jamat e Islami, Mushtaq Veeri, others shifted to Haryana jail from Kathua

Ameer Jamat e Islami, Mushtaq Veeri, others shifted to Haryana jail from Kathua

  Srinagar: Almost thirty Kashmiri inmates including Ameer e Jamat e Islami Dr Abdul Hameed Fayyaz and Jamiat e Ahl e Hadith vice president have been shifted from  high security Kathua prison to Haryana jail.  According to family of Jamat Chief he has been shifted to Haryana on Saturday. Sources told INS that almost thirty […]

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RSS leader killing: Jammu lawyers suspend day’s work in HC, Lal Singh detained, students protest

RSS leader killing: Jammu lawyers suspend day’s work in HC, Lal Singh detained, students protest

  Jammu: Police on Wednesday detained seven Jammu university students protesting against the killing of RSS leader and his PSO in Kishtwar, while Jammu High court suspended day’s work against the killing. According to reports Jammu High court bar association decided to suspend work for the day as a protest against the assassination of the […]

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SPO caught by villagers while trying to steal cattle in Shopian

SPO caught by villagers while trying to steal cattle in Shopian

By Mudassir Maqbool Shopian: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was caught by residents of Zarkan village in Shopian on Wednesday while allegedly trying to stealing cattle A police official told INS that the cop was caught by villagers and handed over to police. He was identified as Jahangir Ahmad Wani of Balpora. Wani, according to […]

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Girl injured in bear attack in Handwara woods

By Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara:  A 20 year old girl was injured  after she was attacked by a wild bear at Malikpora Handwara woods in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday afternoon.  Reports said that the girl, identified as Jabeena Bano Daughter of Mam-Din-Sahabangi, was attacked by wild bear in the woods as she was out their […]

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Valley wide shutdown tomorrow, in respective area on polling days: JRL

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership has called for a complete valley shutdown on April 11 against commencing of Parliamentary polls in the state of J&K and against ‘highhandedness of forces’ including NIA raids. According to JRL statement Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have called for a valley wide shutdown on April 11. […]

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Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Kerb-Crawling: From Brazil to Kashmir

Zia Darakshan I have spent almost three years in Brazil and experienced life in a different shade when compared to my conflict-ridden home place – Kashmir. Amid most beautiful experiences, I came face to face with a most ugly scenario of Brazil where young girl children , mostly from slum areas, were pushed into flesh […]

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Omar Abdullah leads protest rally against highway ban

Omar Abdullah leads protest rally against highway ban

By Ovais Gull Srinagar: National Conference (NC) vice President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday led a protest march against the ban on civilian movement on highway twice a week. The protesting NC workers and leaders including NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Peer Afaq, Tanvir Sadiq, Salman Sagar […]

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NIA arrests JKLF chief Yasin Malik

Sriangar: National investigation Agency has arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik in connection with alleged ‘terror funding case’. Quoting officials, PTI reported that NIA has arrested Malik in the case. Malik was  shifted from Jammu’s Kot Balwal Jail to Delhi’s Tihar Jail.  

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Water in Ravi, Tawi canals to be released on April 14

Water in Ravi, Tawi canals to be released on April 14

JAMMU: Superintending Engineer (SE), Ravi and Tawi Construction Circle has informed the general public, particularly farmers, that the water in the Ravi and Tawi Canals will be released from 14th April. He has also directed the concerned Executive Engineers of the Ravi Tawi Irrigation Complex to ensure completion of ongoing work well before the release […]

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MCC violation by TV channels: Electronic Media Monitoring Centre asked to file 2- hourly report

MCC violation by TV channels: Electronic Media Monitoring Centre asked to file 2- hourly report

JAMMU: On the day of poll and a day prior to the poll, the EMMC will send two-hourly report to the Election Commission of India and the concerned Chief Electoral Officer. The CEO concerned will file Action Taken Report (ATR) through the Media Monitoring and Response Team on the items reported by EMMC in the […]

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Highway ban: No restrictions for civilians in District Baramulla today

Highway ban: No restrictions for civilians in District Baramulla today

Baramulla: Government on Wednesday said that there will be no restrictions on the civilians movement on the Highway today in the north Kashmir’s district Baramulla. According to District Magistrate Baramulla Dr. GN Itoo, there will be no restrictions today on 10th of April 2019 on National Highway in Baramulla District in view of Lok Sabha […]

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Curfew continues in Kishtwar for second day following killing of RSS leader, his PSO

Curfew continues in Kishtwar for second day following killing of RSS leader, his PSO

Jammu: Curfew continues in Kishtwar and Baderwah areas of Jammu for second straight day following killing of a RSS worker and his PSO yesterday. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Chandrakant Sharma working at Kishtwar district hospital injuring him and the cop critically. While the cop died on the spot Sharma was shifted to GMC Jammu, […]

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CUK VC inaugurates cricket tournament

CUK VC inaugurates cricket tournament

Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir Tuesday inaugurated the Inter-Departmental Cricket Tournament organised by the varsity’s Department of Students Welfare Central (DSW) at Gadoora here. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir emphasized the importance of sports in the overall growth and development of the youth. He said […]

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Muslims perform last rites of Kashmiri Pandit woman in Ganderbal

Muslims perform last rites of Kashmiri Pandit woman in Ganderbal

By Mir Showkat Ganderbal: Muslims helped to perform the last rites of a Kashmiri Pandit woman Sheela Ji (70) wife of Mohan Lal resident of Nunner area of Central kashmirs Ganderbal district on Tuesday. Locals said that as soon as the news of her death spread in the neighborhood Muslims rushed to her residence. “This […]

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RSS leader injured in attack succumbs

Srinagar: RSS leader who was injured in an attack on Tuesday has succumbed to injuries. BJP Spokesperson Sunil Sethi confirmed that Chandrakant Sharma died at GMC Jammu. Medical Assistant Chandrakant Sharma working at Kishtwar district hospital was injured in an attack by unknown gunmen while his PSO was shot dead.

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Cop killed as gunmen open fire on RSS leader in Kishtwar

Jammu: A cop has been killed after unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on RSS leader Chandrekant Sharma in Kishtwar area of Jammu on Tuesday. According to initial reports Sharma is affiliated with hindu rightwing organisation RSS. His PSO received critical injuries in the firing and later died due to fatal injuries. “Curfew has been imposed […]