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Illegal poppy cultivation destroyed in Awantipora

BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora: Revenue and municipality department on Thursday destroyed illegal cultivation of poppy straw from the fields of Awantipora in South Kashmir. Officials said that poppy was cultivated on around 100 kanals of land in upper reaches of Awantipora following which officials were informed. As per the officials, on the directions of DC Pulwama, […]

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Suspension no punishment: HC

Suspension no punishment: HC

Srinagar: Observing that suspension was no punishment, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked Chief Education Officer Budgam to consider reply of a master and reinstate him if he substantiates his one-day absence. Abdul Hamid Khan, the Master in Government Boys Middle School, Dharmunah Budgam, was placed under suspension by virtue of an order […]

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Restrictions imposed after man murdered in Bhaderwah

Restrictions imposed after man murdered in Bhaderwah

Srinagar: Restrictions have been imposed in Bhaderwah town and internet suspended after the killing of a man around 2 a.m. Official sources said unknown persons fired upon Nayeem Shah, a resident of Mohalla Qilla Bhaderwah, at Nalthi Pull area of Bhaderwah, leading to his on the spot death. A local news agency quoted a police […]

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Curfew imposed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Curfew imposed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Mudasir Maqbool Pulwama: Curfew was imposed in Pulwama district after massive clashes erupted near Dalipora where a gunfight took place between militants and government forces on Thursday. Local sources said police vehicles fitted with public address systems announced the imposition of curfew and advised people to stay inside their homes. Due to fear escalation, authorities […]

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Civilian, soldier, 3 militants killed in Pulwama

Civilian, soldier, 3 militants killed in Pulwama

Pulwama: A civilian, a soldier and three militants, one of the said to be a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad, were killed in pre-dawn gunfight at Dalipora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday. The authorities also imposed curfew in the area as youth took to streets in a bid to disrupt the “anti-militancy […]

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Soldier killed, 2 others injured in Pulwama amid restrictions, internet clampdown  

Soldier killed, 2 others injured in Pulwama amid restrictions, internet clampdown  

Pulwama: A soldier was killed and two others injured in an ongoing encounter with militants in Dalipora area of this South Kashmir. So far one militant has also been killed and civilian injured even as authorities imposed tough restrictions in the area as youth took to streets in a bid to disrupt the “ongoing anti-militancy […]

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Injured in govt forces action, Pattan youth loses battle for life

Injured in govt forces action, Pattan youth loses battle for life

Srinagar: A 23-year-old youth, who had sustained serious injuries in alleged government forces action, died on Wednesday after fighting for life for the two days. They said that 23-year-old Arshad Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar of Chanabal Pattan breathed his last at SKIMS where he was admitted after being shifted from JVC Bemina […]

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J&K Bank more than doubles it profit to Rs465 Cr

J&K Bank more than doubles it profit to Rs465 Cr

Srinagar: J&K Bank, the state owned premier financial institutionreported a 129% growth in net profit for the Financial Year 2018-19 at 465 Cr as compared to 202 Cr in the previous fiscal.In the March quarter bank has reported a profit of 214.80Cr as compared to 28.41 Cr in the corresponding quarter of FY 2018. Buoyed […]

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Director Education appeals students to resume class work

Director Education appeals students to resume class work

SRINAGAR, MAY 15: Director School Education, Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik, has appealed to the students to resume their normal class work so that the ongoing academic session is not disturbed which shall put the students in disadvantageous position. In a statement, the Director School Education said that the law enforcing agencies have taken cognizance and […]

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Hailstorm damage crops, fruits in Tral villages

Hailstorm damage crops, fruits in Tral villages

BASHARAT RASHID Tral: A devastating hailstorm hit some areas of South Kashmir’s Tral Sub division on Wednesday evening and left behind a trail of destruction. It damaged crops, vegetables and destroyed fruits. Locals told INS that the hailstorm created havoc in Brenpathri, Nagbal and other areas of Tral as it destroyed standing crops, vegetables and […]

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Moisture laden wind from Pak moving towards J&K, wet weather expected for next 24-36-hours: MeT

Moisture laden wind from Pak moving towards J&K, wet weather expected for next 24-36-hours: MeT

Srinagar: Weatherman on Wednesday said moisture laden wind is moving towards J&K from north Pakistan as a result of which wet weather is expected for next 24-36 hours. “Expect short spell of moderate thundershower in Kashmir and Jammu later tonight. Moisture laden wind is moving towards J&K from North Pakistan,” Sonam Lotus, Director Meteorological department […]

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Barring J&K students from taking admission in Pak institutions ‘politicization of education’: Mirwaiz

Barring J&K students from taking admission in Pak institutions ‘politicization of education’: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemned the government of India’s directive, asking students from J&K not to take admission in educational institutions in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz called it “unfortunate politicization of education which violates the fundamental right of students to seek education anywhere on the […]

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JJ ACT: SCOC member urges Governor to nominate Chairperson

JJ ACT: SCOC member urges Governor to nominate Chairperson

Srinagar: Rajiv Khajuria, Member Selection cum Oversight Committee (SCOC) formed under the J&K Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children), met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Khajuria apprised Governor about the implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and protection of Children) Act, 2013 in the State and informed that Child […]

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HC asks courts to hide names of parties in matrimonial cases

HC asks courts to hide names of parties in matrimonial cases

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked all the courts under jurisdiction to hide names of parties in matrimonial cases. “All the Courts under the jurisdiction of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir shall, for reasons of confidentiality and privacy of the litigants, ensure that the party names are not disclosed to […]

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Farooq Shah seeks compensation for crops, fruits due to hailstorm in Tangmarg

Farooq Shah seeks compensation for crops, fruits due to hailstorm in Tangmarg

Srinagar: National Conference leader Farooq Ahmad Shah has expressed serious concern over the damages caused to crops and standing fruits due to severe hailstorm. In a statement, the former bureaucrat said that major portion of the Tangmarg Constituency was affected by the hailstorm causing large scale damages to the standing crops and fruits. The NC […]

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KAS Officer Found Hanging In Jammu, Police Launches Probe

Suhail Punjabi Jammu:  Sushil Kumar, A KAS officer, was found hanging at his residence at Ansal Flat in Sainik Colony in Jammu, officials said on Tuesday. The preliminary investigations suggest suicide but confirmation would be made only after investigation, launched into it, are over. A police official said that a case has been registered and […]

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Private schools to implement ESIC scheme in letter and spirit: Labour CommissionerS

Private schools to implement ESIC scheme in letter and spirit: Labour CommissionerS

SRINAGAR: Labour and Provident Fund Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad Khan, on Tuesday held a meeting with Private Schools’ Association J&K. The meeting was attended by the Additional Provident Fund Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy P F Commissioner and All Assistant P F Commissioners of Kashmir division. The Association headed by G.N. Var deliberated upon various important issues regarding […]

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Highway will be fully restored within a week: Div Com assures KCCI

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday convened a meeting regarding the issues highlighted by Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industries (KCCI) here today. Members of KCCI lauded the serious efforts and dedication of Divisional Commissioner to clear 3000 trucks loaded with essential commodities on the National Highway towards valley on Saturday which […]

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Div Com reviews Yatra arrangements

Div Com reviews Yatra arrangements

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting of officers to review the arrangements for the smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra. Threadbare discussion were held for the smooth conduct of the yatra and various aspects related to the snow clearance on the track, registration, accommodation, medicare facilities, […]

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‘200 notices served to traffic violators last month’

‘200 notices served to traffic violators last month’

Srinagar: As many as 200 notices have been served to violators for various violations through concerned Police Stations in Srinagar in last month, traffic police said. “With the improvement in weather conditions, the economic activities across the region is gaining momentum. Likewise arrival of tourist vehicles is also increasing at a greater pace and shifting […]

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Sumbal Minor’s rape: Governor directs for fast track investigation

Sumbal Minor’s rape: Governor directs for fast track investigation

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Advisor Vijay Kumar on Monday directed the special investigation team to complete the investigation of Bandipora rape case on fast track basis so that the culprit is brought to justice. He directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and IG Police to personally monitor the investigation. Separate inquiry has also been […]

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2 brothers killed in Kokernag cloudburst

2 brothers killed in Kokernag cloudburst

Sameer Ahmad Anantnag: Two members of a family were killed in a cloudburst in Pooru kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening, sources said. The deceased has been identified as Arif Ahmad Lone and Sameer Ahmad Lone, both sons of Mohd Ibrahim Lone. A police team headed by SHO concerned reached the […]

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Advisor Kumar for properly utilizing Mughal Road as alternate link

Advisor Kumar for properly utilizing Mughal Road as alternate link

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today said that the Mughal Road should be fully utilized as an alternate road which links Jammu region with Kashmir valley and wayside amenities also needs to be created on Mughal Road for the convenience of the commuters travelling on this historical road. He also stressed for promoting […]

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Srinagar admin recover cache of subsidised rice repackaged as popular brands in raid on residential house

Srinagar: The authorities in Srinagar Sunday raided a residential house at Kralkhud area in the old city where subsidized rice meant for sale at government fair price stores was repackaged into bags of popular rice brands. The raid was carried out after a tip-off about the fraudulent dealing. Executive magistrate M A Shah conducted the […]

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South Kashmir transporters call on Div Com

South Kashmir transporters call on Div Com

Srinagar: A delegation of South Kashmir Transport Associations today called on Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan to discuss various issues confronting them. The members appraised the Divisional Commissioner about their demands. The Divisional Commissioner issued directions to Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Police and ARTO to remove all unregistered Sumos from the Anantnag town and take […]

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Govt bars all departments, PSUs from issuing advertisements directly to media

Govt bars all departments, PSUs from issuing advertisements directly to media

Srinagar: The government has asked all departments, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies not to issue any advertisements directly to the print and electronic media and same shall be routed through Information Department. The Government had underlined that the instructions vide a circular (No. 33-GAD of 2018) on 7 August last year with regard to […]

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Kashmir Hotel Association delegation meets Governor, demands concessions in GST, financial package

Kashmir Hotel Association delegation meets Governor, demands concessions in GST, financial  package

Srinagar, May 13: A delegation of Kashmir Hotel Association led by its President Mushtaq Chaya met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here on Monday Chaya apprised Governor about various issues of the Hotel owners in Kashmir and requested a suitable package to bring them out of a difficult financial situation, charging electricity […]

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Weatherman forecasts fresh spell of rains on May 16, 17

Weatherman forecasts fresh spell of rains on May 16, 17

Srinagar: Weatherman on Monday forecast fresh spell of rains in Jammu and Kashmir on May 16 and 17. “As of today, looks like another spell of rain during May 16 to 17th May,” Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said. He said there was possibility of thunder with light to moderate rain and gusty winds at […]

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Sumbal minor’s rape: Hurriyat Conference (M) demands fast track investigation, urges sectarian harmony

Sumbal minor’s rape: Hurriyat Conference (M) demands fast track investigation, urges sectarian harmony

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday termed the rape of a 3-year-old girl of Tregam area of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district as barbaric and gruesome. Expressing deep shock and pain, the amalgam demanded an exemplary punishment to the culprit involved in the act that has left the conscience of every Kashmiri shaken. “Last […]

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Sumbal Girl’s Rape: Conscience of society has been shaken to its very core, says KCC&I

Sumbal Girl’s Rape: Conscience of society has been shaken to its very core, says KCC&I

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday expressed shock at the heinous rape of a 3-year-old child in Sumbal area of Bandipora District. Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President of the KCC&I, termed the occurrence of the incident in the Holy Month as an indicator of “our society suffering from moral breakdown”. He said […]

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Student Voices For Justice To Sumbal Minor Girl Grow Shriller

Student Voices For Justice To Sumbal Minor Girl Grow Shriller

By Mir Showkat, Tassaduq Hussain, Sameer Ahmad, Bashrat Rasheed Ganderbal, Kupwara, Annatnag, Pulwama: Hundreds of students from different parts of Kashmir Valley on Monday voiced their protests against the gruesome rape of a minor girl from Sumbal Bandipora and demanded exemplary punishment to culprit. Ganderbal Students of Degree college and Central University Ganderbal staged a […]

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Sumbal Minor’s Rape: Protests Continue In Srinagar

Sumbal Minor’s Rape: Protests Continue In Srinagar

Owais Gull Srinagar: The protests against the rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district continued for the second consecutive day on Monday with people assembling at Srinagar’s Press Enclave, demanding stringent punishment to the culprit. Members of Jammu and Kashmir Itehaadul Muslimeen headed by Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari assembled […]

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Kupwara family loses Rs 23 lakh in online fraud

Kupwara family loses Rs 23 lakh in online fraud

Tasaduq Hussain Kupwara: A family from Goose village in this north Kashmir district has allegedly lost Rs 23 lakh to online fraud. Abdul Majeed, a resident of Goose, said that his son received a message of having won a Mercedes car and Rs 50 lakh cash as lucky draw winner. Majeed says he was directed […]

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Sumbal Minor’s Rape: Governor Speaks To IGP, Asks Him To Ensure Culprit Gets Exemplary Punishment

Sumbal Minor’s Rape: Governor Speaks To IGP, Asks Him To Ensure Culprit Gets Exemplary Punishment

Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed shock and pain over the extremely heinous incident of rape of a 3 year old girl from Bandipora district. On learning about the unfortunate incident, Governor immediately spoke to S.P. Pani, IGP Kashmir and took detailed review of the ongoing investigations into the case. He directed the IGP […]

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Day in Pictures: Shutdown, Clashes In Kashmir Against Minor’s Rape In Sumbal Bandipora

Day in Pictures: Shutdown, Clashes In Kashmir Against Minor’s Rape In Sumbal Bandipora

Shutdown was observed in many parts of Kashmir Valley including Srinagar’s old city against brutal rape of a minor girl. Also students and others staged protests against the gruesome incident. Pictures by photojournalist Zargar Zahoor and different INS correspondents

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Sumbal Minor’s Rape Incident: Enquiry Being Conducted On Fast Track Basis, Says Div Com; Appeals For Maintaining Peace

Sumbal Minor’s Rape Incident: Enquiry Being Conducted On Fast Track Basis, Says Div Com; Appeals For Maintaining Peace

Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Manday appealed people to maintain peace, brotherhood and Law & Order. He has assured that the Enquiry of Sumbal incident is being conducted on fast track basis and personally monitored by Divisional Commissioner himself to be concluded very soon. He reiterated that justice will be done […]

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Minor’s rape: Kashmir Lawyers Body Demands Fast Tract Trial, Abstains From Work

Minor’s rape: Kashmir Lawyers Body Demands Fast Tract Trial, Abstains From Work

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the kidnapping and rape of a 3-year-old girl at Malikpora locality of Sumbal area of Bandipora, Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Monday said a challan of the case be put up before a Fast Track Court immediately and the proceedings be conducted on day to day basis so that exemplary punishment […]

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Minor’s rape: Pattan youth injured, Sopore girl falls unconscious amid clashes in Kashmir

Minor’s rape: Pattan youth injured, Sopore girl falls unconscious amid clashes in Kashmir

Peerzada Waseem, Tassaduq Hussain Baramulla/Kupwara: A 23-year-old youth from Pattan was critically injured while a girl from Sopore fell unconscious as massive clashes and protests were reported from several parts of the Valley against the rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last week. Report said that government forces […]

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Rape of minor: IUST students, staff protests

BASHARAT RASHID Awantipora: The students and the staff of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Awantipora staged a peaceful protest demonstration on Monday against the rape of a minor girl in Bandipora district. Eyewitnesses said that protest rally was taken out by the students and faculty members, demanding immediate and stern action against […]

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3-year-old’s rape: SIT questions School Principal over accused’s DoB certificate

3-year-old’s rape: SIT questions School Principal over accused’s DoB certificate

Srinagar: Police’s SIT on Monday questioned principal of a private school, High School Islamia Educational Trust Trigam, in connection with the issuance of a Date of Birth (DOB) certificate in favour of a youth accused in gruesome rape of 3-year-old girl from sumbal area of norther Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A senior police officer said that […]

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Lawyers stage protest in Anantnag against Sumbal minor’s rape

Anantnag: Members of Anantnag Bar Association on Monday staged protest inside district Commissioner Office here against the rape of a 3-year-old girl in sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Carrying banners, the lawyers demanded stern punishment to rape accused.

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One among 2 LeT affiliates killed in Shopian was militant recruiter: Police

One among 2 LeT affiliates killed in Shopian was militant recruiter: Police

Srinagar: Police on Sunday said that one of the two Lashker-e-Toiba affiliates killed in a pre-dawn encounter with government forces at Shopian was militant recruiter. A police spokesman said that on a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched at Hend-Sitapur area in the south Kashmir district. “During the search operation, the hiding […]

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Authorities seal butchery for overcharging; FIR against owner, arrested

Authorities seal butchery for overcharging; FIR against owner, arrested

Srinagar: The authorities in Srinagar Sunday sealed butchery at Nowshera area here after a surprise inspection caught it selling meat at higher-than-approved rate. The owner of the butchery operating under the business name Manzoor Meat Shop was arrested and an FIR under Section 3/7 of the Essential Commodities Act registered against him in the local […]

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Traders call for strike in South Kashmir against levying of toll by NHAI

Traders call for strike in South Kashmir against levying of toll by NHAI

Sameer Ahmad Srinagar: South Kashmir Transporters Association on Sunday called for a complete shutdown on May 14 in South Kashmir against “exploitative” toll collection by National Highways Authority of India at Sangam Bhijbhera in Annatnag district. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting in which members of all the transporters association participated, […]

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Protests in Sultanpora against minor’s rape

Protests in Sultanpora against minor’s rape

Peerzada Waseem Sumbal: Residents of Sultanpora here on Sunday staged a protest against the rape of a 3-year-old girl earlier this week. The protesters took to streets on Naidkhai-Sopore road at Sultanpora, demanding stern punishment to person who allegedly raped the minor in Sumbal area of Bandipora district. “We want justice. The culprit should be […]

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Shepherds ‘attacked’ in Sopore woods; 2 dozens sheep killed, 25 injured

Peerzada Waseem Sopore: Nearly two dozen sheep were killed, 25 injured and 20 others are missing in upper reaches of Rampur Rajpur forests area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Shepherds on Sunday alleged that a group of people attacked them and tied them with trees. They said they lost livestock worth rs 5 […]

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Two militants killed in gunfight; internet suspended in Shopian

Two militants killed in gunfight; internet suspended in Shopian

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: Two militants, affiliated with Lashker-e-Toiba, were killed in an encounter with government forces in this south Kashmir district on Sunday. Police sources said that a joint team of army’s 34RR and police’s SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hend Sitapora village of the district following inputs about the presence of militants. As […]

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Policeman-turned-militant reportedly killed in gunfight in Shopian

Policeman-turned-militant reportedly killed in gunfight in Shopian

Mudasir Maqbool Shopian: A militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter with government forces in this south Kashmir district on Sunday. The slain is believed to be the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’s Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias ‘Naveed Babu’, a former policeman. However there was so far no official confirmation regarding the killing. A police official said that […]

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‘Rs 2.8 lakh fine recovered from profiteers in Srinagar from Monday’

‘Rs 2.8 lakh fine recovered from profiteers in Srinagar from Monday’

Div Com reviews progress of market Checking, availability of essentials Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday convened a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners of the valley to review progress of market checking, supply position of essential commodities, availability of water and electricity supply across the Valley. All Deputy Commissioners informed the […]

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Pulwama Municipality truck caught while trying to unload garbage illegally in Tral

BASHARAT RASHID PULWAMA: A truck of Pulwama municipality was caught by locals as it was trying to unload garbage illegally in Tral. People also called police and the truck was sezed. Eyewitnesses told INS that the truck was caught by some locals at Bus Stand area of Tral while it was about to unload the […]