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India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Poonch, Rajouri

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts on Friday. Defence Ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Mendhar, Balakote, Nowshera and Krishna Ghati sectors at 6 p.m. using mortar shells and small arms. The Indian […]

Jamaat-e-Islami chief among dozens detained in J&K

Srinagar: In a tough move authorities have detained dozens of Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in the Kashmir Valley, including its top leadership during a mass crackdown, police sources said. The nocturnal raids were conducted in south, central and north Kashmir districts to mop up the senior-most members of the political group. A spokesman of the Jamaat said […]

18 separatists, 155 J&K politicians lose security cover

Jammu: Security cover of 18 separatist leaders and 155 Jammu and Kashmir politicians has been withdrawn in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack on February 14 in which over 40 CRPF troopers were killed. An order issued by the Home Department late on Wednesday said security cover of separatists and some mainstream politicians was also […]

Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir

Srinagar: A low intensity earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale hit the Kashmir Valley on Friday, with no reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake occurred at 8.21 a.m. at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre was in the Jammu and Kashmir region, an official of the disaster management department said. “The coordinates […]

Ex-CM of J&K Mehbooba Mufti demands Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supremo said in her letter that the opening of the Kartarpur corridor was a welcome step as it would open avenues for people-to-people […]

Shutdown over Article 35A affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Friday by a separatist-called shutdown to voice support for Article 35A. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate of separatists headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik called a complete shutdown on Friday to highlight support for the article. All shops, […]

Clashes erupt after Eid prayers in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between stone pelting youths and the security forces in some parts of the Kashmir Valley immediately after the Eid prayers ended on Wednesday, police said. The security forces used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters in Srinagar’s Eidgah area. Similar protests occurred in Anantnag, Sopore and Kupwara towns. The police said […]

Major, three soldiers killed while foiling infiltration bid in Kashmir

Srinagar: An Army major and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector, officials said today. At least two militants were gunned down in the operation, they said. The encounter between the Army’s patrolling party and the infiltrating group took place at Govind Nallah in Gurez sector of Bandipore […]

Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist behind murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari: police

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jatt along with two local terrorists murdered senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari here on June 14, police sources said on Wednesday. Naveed Jatt is a Pakistani who escaped from police custody from a Srinagar hospital on February 6 this year. “The other two terrorists involved in this terror murder are locals […]

BJP will never allow separation of Kashmir from India, says Amit Shah

Jammu: BJP president Amit Shah today said his party will never allow the separation of Jammu and Kashmir from the rest of the country, as he lashed out at Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz for being on the same frequency as the terrorists. “Mr Soz, you can take hundreds of births but […]

Civilians, CRPF troopers injured after militants hurl grenades in Srinagar

  Srinagar: Eight people including four paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and an equal number of civilians were injured on Saturday in four grenade attacks carried out by the militants. Peace in summer capital Srinagar was torn by these explosions as the militant outfit, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) owned responsibility for these attacks. The first […]

Join 'mainstream' India for a life with dignity: PM Modi to Kashmiri youth

  Srinagar: On a day-long Jammu and Kashmir visit to inaugurate developmental projects, two days after the government announced an unconditional Ramadan ceasefire in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked “misguided” Kashmiri youth to join “mainstream” India for a life with dignity. Amid a separatist called shutdown and protest march and restrictions […]

UPSC qualifier from Kashmir urges stone-pelters to 'give peace a chance'

  Jammu: Abhishek Sharma, one of the 15 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir who qualified the prestigious civil services 2017 examination has a word of advice for the states stone-pelting youths — give peace a chance. Sharma, who secured 69th rank in the coveted examination whose results were announced yesterday, appealed to the youth to […]

Afternoon hail turns Koraput into Winter Wonderland

Koraput: With a thick blanket of hailstones spreading over several parts of Damanjodi in Koraput district, people in the southern belt experienced a Kashmir-like climate on Wednesday. The afternoon sprung up a surprise for the heat struck locals when Nor’wester rains accompanied with wind and hailstorm left behind a trail of ice chunks in the […]

Missing AIIMS student: Odisha Police team leaves for Delhi to trace Suhail

Bhubaneswar: To trace the whereabouts of missing AIIMS Bhubaneswar student from Kashmir, Suhail Aijaz, a three-member team of the Commissionerate Police left for Delhi today. Based on a tip-off from Suhail’s father, who received a telephone call from a public telephone booth in Gurugram recently, the team of the Commissionerate Police left for Delhi for […]

Six deaths in gunfight put Kashmir on boil

Srinagar: Strict restrictions were imposed at various places and internet curfew clamped across the Kashmir Valley on Monday, a day after six people, including at least two militants, were killed in a shootout in a south Kashmir village. While the security forces claim that all those killed were militants or their over ground workers, separatist […]

Yasin Malik arrested, Mirwaiz under house arrest

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Wednesday while senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was put under house arrest. Malik was taken into preventive custody from his uptown Abi Guzar Party office. Earlier, authorities placed Mirwaiz Farooq in house arrest at his residence at Nigeen on […]

Moderate intensity quake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, a weather official confirmed. The Met department official said here: “An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred today at 5.44 a.m. “The intensity of the earthquake was moderate and its coordinates were latitude 35.0 degrees north and longitude 74.4 degrees east. “The […]

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir grenade attack

Srinagar: Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including policemen and paramilitary troopers, injured in a grenade attack by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir. Police said militants hurled a grenade near a bus stand in Tral town of Pulwama district. “Three civilians, including two men and a woman, were killed and 30 others including […]

'Pak raising Kashmir at UN is like Miyan ki daud masjid tak'

United Nations: Taking a jibe at Pakistan, a top Indian diplomat has said Islamabad’s decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, which has not been discussed at the world body for decades, is like ‘Miyan ki daud masjid tak’. India on the other hand is focused on progressive, forward looking agenda during the […]

NIA arrests 7 Kashmiri separatists for terror funding

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatist leaders who have allegedly received funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Those arrested included Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah and moderate Hurriyat chairman’s close aide Shahid-ul-Islam, an NIA official told […]

Rajnath, Sushma to brief opposition parties on China, Kashmir

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Friday brief opposition parties on the India-China standoff in Doklam and the situation in Kashmir ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session that begins on Monday. The all-party meeting to take the opposition leaders into confidence on the two issues would be held at […]

Kashmir attack: PM says India will never be bogged down by evil designs of hate

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight strongly condemned the dastardly terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir and asserted that India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and evil designs of hate. He said he spoke to Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured all possible assistance […]

Suspicious box in Kashmir shrine leads to panic

Srinagar: A suspicious box found in the compound of the Kheer Bhawani shrine in Tulumulla ahead of an annual mela to be attended by thousands of devotees tomorrow triggered panic in the area, police said today. An anti-sabotage team of police found the empty ammunition box containing a bomb-like substance in the Kheer Bhawani complex […]

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Hizbul commander Sabzar Bhat killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Bhat who succeeded slain militant, leader Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday along with another militant in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama that triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley. Director General of Police (DGP), S.P. Vaid confirmed Bhat’s death. Bhat alias Abu Zarar had succeeded Wani who was […]