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NHM employees’ protest over regularisation continues

NHM employees’ protest over regularisation continues

National Health Mission (NHM) employees staging sit-in protest at Pratap Park in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar. They have been demanding regularisation of their services.      

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11 OGWs including two active militants held: Sopore Police

11 OGWs including two active militants held: Sopore Police

Sopore: Sopore police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested eleven over ground workers (OGWs) including two active militants in north Kashmir. Addressing a press conference, SSP Sopore Harmeet Singh Metha said eleven OGWs including two active militants were held in a joint operation by MARCOS, CRPF and police at Watlab area of Bandipora. He said […]

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Let people of Gurez, Karnah migrate to ‘other side’ if you can’t build tunnel for them: Er Rasheed

Let people of Gurez, Karnah migrate to ‘other side’ if you can’t build tunnel for them: Er Rasheed

Jammu: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and independent MLA from Langate Er Rasheed on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly hall demanding tunnel for the people of Karnah and Gurez. Holding banner, Er Rasheed said if government failed to construct the tunnels in the areas, then “let the people of Karnah […]

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Two militants killed in ongoing Kokernag encounter

Two militants killed in ongoing Kokernag encounter

Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in the ongoing encounter in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. Official sources told INS two militants have been killed so far in the operation which is still underway. The gunfight started after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about the presence of some militants […]

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10th class student killed in accident in Doda

10th class student killed in accident in Doda

Doda: A 10th class student was killed on Monday after being hit by an unknown vehicle at Shoran Gandoh road of district Doda. The deceased has been identified as Shabir Ahmed son of Kalo Kataria resident of village Dadkai, Bhalessa. Reports said the vehicle which hit the boy has not been traced. Police has registered […]

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KPs protest, demand enhancement in cash assistance

Jammu: Kashmiri migrant relief holders and youth, who have surpassed government fixed age for employment, on Monday staged a protest demonstration in Jammu against ruling PDP-BJP’s ‘discriminatory’ approach in resolving their grievance. The protesters said that the attitude of the government has made their life “miserable” and that over-aged youth and the relief holders have […]

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Nitish all praise for late Mufti Sayeed

Nitish all praise for late Mufti Sayeed

Jammu: Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar on Monday said that late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed always believed in peaceful resolution of issues rather than acrimony or discord. Delivering his speech of acceptance after receiving the Mufti Muhammad Sayeed award on Probity in Politics & Public Life here, the six-time Bihar Chief Minister said the Mufti had […]

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Govt forces launch searches in Tral village

Govt forces launch searches in Tral village

Pulwama: A cordon and search operation has been launched by government forces in Syedabad Pastuna village of south Kashmir’s Tral on Monday evening. Official sources told INS that government forces launched search operation after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area. The search operation in the area was going on when […]

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Govt committed to welfare of workers, marginalized: Mehbooba

Govt committed to welfare of workers, marginalized: Mehbooba

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that that her Government was committed to the welfare and upliftment of marginalised sections of society particularly labours, landless and those working in the unorganised sector. Addressing a gathering on the launch of Muhafiz, a welfare initiative for the social security net of around three lakh workers […]

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Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi participates in first Mufti Memorial Lecture

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi participates in first Mufti Memorial Lecture

Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra chaired “The First Mufti Memorial Lecture” in a function organized to commemorate Mufti Sayeed Day at Gen Zorawar Singh Auditorium, here on Monday. Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister J&K, Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister Bihar, Dr. Nirmal K Singh, Deputy Chief Minister J&K, Lord Meghnad […]

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PDP using dialogue, reconciliation as ‘sugar coated’ terms: Hurriyat Conference (M)

PDP using dialogue, reconciliation as ‘sugar coated’ terms: Hurriyat Conference (M)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday termed as ‘sugar coated’ the use of terms like ‘dialogue’, ‘reconciliation’ and ‘mutual trust building among stakeholders’ for the resolution of Kashmir issue by ruling PDP as “sugar coated” even as it termed continued house arrest of amalgam’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq “policy of political revenge and harassment.” In […]

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A Tale of Two Travels

A Tale of Two Travels

Few days back, I was travelling in a female-only bus from Srinagar’s Residency Road to Jehangir Chowk. I recount the experience as the most cherished memory in the recent times. The moment I hopped in to take a seat, I was impressed by the maintenance of the bus. It was neat and tidy with women […]

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Geelani demands ‘immediate’ shifting of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar

Geelani demands ‘immediate’ shifting of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Tihar

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday demanded immediate shifting of all Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various Indian jails to the Kashmir Valley. Expressing “serious concern” over the deteriorating health condition of Kashmiri detainees in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, the octogenarian leader said that those lodged in Tihar Jail including Shabir Ahmad Shah, […]

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Militant killed in Chadoora, clashes ensue

Militant killed in Chadoora, clashes ensue

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that one militant was killed in an encounter with government forces at Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Official sources said that a joint team of police, CRPF and army launched a joint cordon-and-search operation of Kaneera Patalgam village following specific information about the presence of militants there. They said […]

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Sajjad Bazaz bereaved

Sajjad Bazaz bereaved

Srinagar: Ziauddin Bazaz, father of Sajjad Bazaz, in charge Corporate Communication of Jammu and Kashmir Bank and renowned columnist of Valley, passed away after brief illness on Monday. According to family sources, Ziauddin Bazaz breathed his last at his residence at Firdousabad (Lane no. 13) Batamaloo here. Hundreds of people participated in the funeral of […]

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Internet snapped in Budgam, Pulwama amid gunfight in Chadoora

Internet snapped in Budgam, Pulwama amid gunfight in Chadoora

Srinagar: Internet has been suspended in Budgam and Pulwama excluding Awantipora in wake of the encounter between militants and government forces in Chadoora, official sources said on Monday. Two militants have been reportedly killed in the ongoing encounter. However, there was no official confirmation. The internet suspension also follows protests by youth near the encounter […]

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Sopore Police solves mysterious murder case

Sopore Police solves mysterious murder case

Sopore: Police on Monday claimed to have solved a mysterious murder case of missing goldsmith of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Addressing a press conference, SSP Sopore Harmeet Singh Metha said Sopore police have solved a mysterious murder case of missing Goldsmith, Tariq Ahmed Malik, 32, son of Ghulam Rasool of Kararoos, Kupwara […]

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Five injured in road accident in north Kashmir’s Bandipora

Five injured in road accident in north Kashmir’s Bandipora

Srinagar: At least five people were injured on Monday when a passenger bus collided with a truck near Bazipora Ajas area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The passenger bus bearing number JK04-2319 was en route to Srinagar from Bandipora when it collided with the truck bearing number JK0-1M 2389 at Ajas resulting in injuries to […]

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Train service from Srinagar-Banihal suspended over fear of protests

Train service from Srinagar-Banihal suspended over fear of protests

Srinagar: Train service from Banihal to Nowgam Srinagar has been suspended on Monday in view of “apprehension” of protests by residents of Malangpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources told INS that railway authorities’ decision to suspend the service followed a advisory by local administration to Chief Area Manager Northern Railways on the apprehensions […]

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At -6.1C, Srinagar records season’s coldest night, Gulmarg freezes at -10.6C

At -6.1C, Srinagar records season’s coldest night, Gulmarg freezes at -10.6C

Srinagar: The cold wave further tightened its grip over Kashmir with Srinagar experiencing the season’s coldest night so far, weatherman said on Monday. A meteorological department official here told INS that the minimum temperature in this summer capital of the state settled at minus 6.1 degree Celsius against -6.0 degree Celsius on previous night. He […]

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Driver killed as truck carrying chickens plunges into gorge in Ramban

Driver killed as truck carrying chickens plunges into gorge in Ramban

Srinagar: Driver of a truck, carrying cages of chickens, was killed in an accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district on Sunday. Official sources told INS said that the truck (PB-06AK-2226) rolled down into a gorge near Chamalwas area of the mountainous district, killing the driver Ramesh Kumar of Bawana Pathankot Punjab, on the spot. […]

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J&K Personal Law Board passes resolution to oppose ‘triple talak’ law

J&K Personal Law Board passes resolution to oppose ‘triple talak’ law

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Law Board (JKMPLB) on Sunday passed a resolution, opposing the extension of proposed central law restricting ‘triple talak’ in the state. The resolution was passed during an executive council of JKMPLB chaired by Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Bashir-ud-Din Ahmad Farooqi, at its head office here. All […]

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Sopore: Militant from Tral among 3 persons arrested

Sopore: Militant from Tral among 3 persons arrested

Sopore: A militant and two other persons, suspected to be OGWs, were arrested on Sunday evening in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s BAramulla district. Official sources told INS that acting on specific information about the presence of militants, Army, 163 Territorial Army and police’s SOG launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation at Watlab area of north Kashmir […]

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Police recovers stolen car in Pulwama

Police recovers stolen car in Pulwama

Pulwama: After sending security agencies in a tizzy ahead of the R-Day, police recovered stolen vehicle from south Kashmir Pulwama district on Sunday. Official sources told INS that the red-colour Wagnor (JK01P- 6404) belonging to Bashir Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohidin Dar of Dangerpora was stolen from Dangerpora area on Saturday evening. Police station […]

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Photos of Hizb’s new recruit, a research scholar from Kupwara, go viral

Photos of Hizb’s new recruit, a research scholar from Kupwara, go viral

Kupwara: Photos of a research scholar from Kupwara joining Hizbul Mujahideen has gone viral on the social media in Jammu and Kashmir. The photos have set the alarm bells ringing for the police and other security establishment in the state, particularly from Kupwara. In the photos, the youth, Manan Ahmad Wani (M.Phill, Ph.D in applied […]

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For how long should humanity bleed, asks Mehbooba

For how long should humanity bleed, asks Mehbooba

Bijhehara: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday appealed India and Pakistan to take measures for betterment of mutual relations which would consequentially reduce acrimony, violence and lead to an atmosphere of friendship between the two neighbours. Addressing a gathering of people at the mausoleum of late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on the occasion of his second […]

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2 held with 50 lakh demonetized currency: Police

2 held with 50 lakh demonetized currency: Police

Srinagar: Police on Sunday arrested two persons and claimed recovered demonetized currency of 50 lakhs from their possession. A police party of from Baghiyas led by the in-charge Police Post Sub-inspector Ajaz Ahmad apprehended two persons during a surprise naka checking near Batboni Baghiyas and recovered demonetized currency of Rs 50 lakhs from their possession. […]

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Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year

Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year

Uri: A soldier ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Officials identified the soldier as Subba Roy of 8 Rashtriya Rifles and he was currently posted at Gawalion Uri. While this is the first suicide, at-least 92 personnel from the three armed forces committed suicide […]

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Govt will ‘develop’ mini secretariat at Batamaloo: Mehbooba

Govt will ‘develop’ mini secretariat at Batamaloo: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday announced to “develop” a new mini secretariat at Batamaloo Srinagar. “Continuing on our resolve to make governance more efficient and localised we are developing a new Mini Secretariat in Batamaloo, Srinagar,” Mehbooba tweeted.

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KVJA condemns ‘assault’ on video, photo journalists by SOG in Sopore

KVJA condemns ‘assault’ on video, photo journalists by SOG in Sopore

Srinagar: Kashmir Video Journalist Association on Saturday condemned the alleged “manhandling” of video as well as photo journalists by SOG personnel of JKP near IED blast site in Sopore. “Not only did the SOG personnel of Sopore component manhandle but also hurled abuses and threatened the video journalists. They snatched equipments and tried to break […]

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Sopore blast: Relatives, friends angry as cop’s body send via highway to Bhaderwah

Sopore blast: Relatives, friends angry as cop’s body send via highway to Bhaderwah

Bhaderwah: Relatives and friends of a police Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who was among four policemen killed in an IED blast at Sopore, expressed resentment over government’s decision of sending his body via Srinagar-Jammu highway and not airlifting it to native town here. Shahnawaz Ahmad Bhat, cousin of the slain ASI Irshad Ahmed, questioned the government’s […]

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Dr Ahanger ‘relieved’, Kotwal gets additional charge of Director SKIMS

Dr Ahanger ‘relieved’, Kotwal gets additional charge of Director SKIMS

Srinagar: The state government on Saturday ordered that Dr. Pawan Kotwal (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government, Health & Medical Education Department, to discharge the functions of the post of Director SKIMS in addition to his own duties, till further orders. “As approved by the Competent Authority and as an interim measure, Dr. A.G. Ahanger, […]

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Govt attaches Director SKIMS, suspends three senior doctors  

Govt attaches Director SKIMS, suspends three senior doctors  

SRINAGAR: The Government on Friday ordered suspension of three senior faculty members of SKIMS, Soura and their immediate attachment with the office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir. According to a Government order issued here today Prof.(Dr.) Altaf Kirmani,  Dean & Head, Department of General Surgery; Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Head, Department of Neurology and Dr. Wajid […]

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Sopore youth’s killing unfair: Geelani

Sopore youth’s killing unfair: Geelani

Srinagar: Expressing deep concern over mysterious killing of a youth Arif Ahmad Sofi son of a “prominent freedom activist” in north Kashmir’s Sopore, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said there was no justification for such killings. “It is unfair and against humanity to kill a person for his specific ideology or affiliations,” Geelani in a […]

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Geelani demands probe by UN sponsored war crime tribunal into J&K massacres

Geelani demands probe by UN sponsored war crime tribunal into J&K massacres

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday demanded impartial investigation by United Nations sponsored war crime tribunal into all “gruesome massacres” in Jammu and Kashmir. Paying rich tributes to the victims of Sopore massacres on their 25th anniversary, Geelani said that silence by international community over these gruesome and heart wrenching incidents […]

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Sopore massacre: HR group holds protest, demands justice

Sopore massacre: HR group holds protest, demands justice

Srinagar: International Forum for Justice/Human Rights Forum on Saturday held a protest demonstration here on 25th anniversary of Sopore massacre. Over 50 people were killed in the massacre by paramilitary Border Security Forces. Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, chairman of the rights group, said: “We came here to protest and demand justice. The justice should be given […]

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IAS, KAS among 14 officers transferred

IAS, KAS among 14 officers transferred

Srinagar: One IAS and four KAS were among 14 officers transferred by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday. According to separate orders, Owais Ahmed (IAS), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Karnah-Tangdhar, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Finance Department. Ghulam Mustafa Andrabi (KAS), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kangan, has been transferred and posted as […]

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Kupwara avalanches: Recovery ends, toll 11

Kupwara avalanches: Recovery ends, toll 11

Tassaduq Hussain Tangdhar: Rescuers pulled the final dead bodies from the snow on Saturday afternoon, raising the final death toll in devastating avalanches near Sadna Top in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to 11. Official sources told INS that with the recovery of the bodies of ten persons near ‘Khooni Nallah’ area, everyone person known to […]

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Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches

Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches

Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she was ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in a snow avalanche at Sadhna Top in Kupwara. At least ten persons were killed in the avalanches at Sadna Top in north Kashmir district. “Distressed over the loss of lives in […]

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J&K: Six killed, 25 injured in Ramnagar road accident

J&K: Six killed, 25 injured in Ramnagar road accident

Jammu: Six passengers were killed and 25 injured after a matador met with an accident in Ramnagar area of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. Additional SP Faisal Qureshi told INS that a matador bearing registration number bearing No. JK14A 0273 rolled down at Kahua in Ramnagar on Saturday afternoon, resulting in on spot […]

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Wreath laying ceremony of policemen held at DPL Sopore

Wreath laying ceremony of policemen held at DPL Sopore

Sopore: IGP Kashmir Muneer Khan led police and security officers in paying homage and last respects to the slain police personnel at DPL Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. Four cops were killed while few others reportedly sustained splinter injuries in a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Sopore town on Saturday […]

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Kupwara avalanche: Five bodies recovered so far

Kupwara avalanche: Five bodies recovered so far

Srinagar: Five bodies trapped under snow have been recovered by joint teams of army, police, and SDRF along with local volunteers from the site of an avalanche near Sadhna Top in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A huge avalanche engulfed a TATA Sumo vehicle (JK09A-3249), which was on way to Tangdhar from Kupwara, at ‘Khooni Nallah’ […]

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Six Himachal residents injured in road accident in J&K’s Udhampur

Six Himachal residents injured in road accident in J&K’s Udhampur

Srinagar: Six persons were injured on Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a tree at Paldai Majalta in district Udhampur of Jammu and Kashmir. “Today morning, one Tata Sumo bearing number HP01C-0813 on its way from Himachal Pradesh to Udhampur rammed into a tree at Paldai Majalta District Udhampur. 6 persons got […]

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Sopore massacre anniversary: Mirwaiz demands justice to victims

Sopore massacre anniversary: Mirwaiz demands justice to victims

Srinagar: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday said while India “rightly” asks UK to apologise for Jalianwala Bagh massacre, “when will we get justice” in Sopore massacre? Taking to twitter, Mirwaiz wrote, “As India rightly asks UK to apologise for the brutal #JalianWalaBaghMassacre,we in #Kashmir today are commemorating 25 […]

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Sopore IED blast: CM Mehbooba pained over killing of 4 cops

Sopore IED blast: CM Mehbooba pained over killing of 4 cops

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed pain over the killing of four policemen in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at apple township of Sopore in Baramulla district on Saturday. “Pained to hear that four policeman have been killed in an IED explosion in Sopore. My deepest condolences to their families,” […]

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4 cops killed in IED blast in north Kashmir’s Sopore on massacre anniversary, Jaish claims responsibility

4 cops killed in IED blast in north Kashmir’s Sopore on massacre anniversary, Jaish claims responsibility

  Srinagar: As Sopore town of this north Kashmir’s Baramulla district observes shutdown to remember the 1993 massacre victims today, a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast killed four cops and injured few others, at the same place of the massacre 25 years back. 57 civilians were killed in firing by Border Security Force (BSF) […]

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Kupwara avalanche: Rescuers find 3 bodies, 4 persons still missing

Kupwara avalanche: Rescuers find 3 bodies, 4 persons still missing

Kupwara: Rescuers working through the night pulled three bodies from snow after an avalanche near Sadhana Pass in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Officials told INS that three bodies, two female and one male, were retrieved from the site during the night-long rescue operation by a joint team of army, police and locals. […]

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Yearning for justice 25 years after Sopore massacre

Yearning for justice 25 years after Sopore massacre

Sopore: January 6, 2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Sopore massacre—in which 56 men lost their lives and six others were injured. The long arm of the law, as they say, has failed to catch those behind the carnage, the memories of which remain fresh in minds and hearts of people, especially the […]

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Avalanche aftermath: Govt orders restricting traffic on vulnerable rounds

Avalanche aftermath: Govt orders restricting traffic on vulnerable rounds

Jammu: In wake of snow avalanches in Kupwara district coupled with adverse weather predictions, Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Javaid Mustafa Mir has directed that movement of traffic should be restricted on vulnerable roads. He asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan to monitor the joint rescue operations launched by Army, […]

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Thousands of people offer prayers at ‘Dastageer Sahib’ shrine

Thousands of people offer prayers at ‘Dastageer Sahib’ shrine

  Thousands of people offer prayers at Dastageer Sahib (RA) shrine at Khanyar in Old City on Friday. Photo: Zahoor Zargar