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Tag: Srinagar

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Militant killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: Security forces killed one militant in an ongoing gunfight in Srinagar’s densely populated Chatabal area on Saturday, police said. Following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area, security forces including state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel surrounded Gasi Mohalla. “One holed-up militant is still engaged in the gunfight […]

Air India flight makes emergency landing in Delhi

New Delhi: A Srinagar-bound Air India flight with 180 passengers developed a snag mid-air and made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport, police said. All passengers are safe. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia, the incident occurred around 10.30 a.m. “Air India Flight 825, from New Delhi to Srinagar, returned to IGIA […]

Tension continues in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Heavy deployment of security forces was made in Srinagar and other sensitive places in the Kashmir Valley to maintain peace and law and order, even though the separatists did not call for a shutdown, officials said. The authorities decided to close all educational institutions and postpone exams scheduled for Wednesday as tension continued in […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as authorities said landslide clearance work is still in progress. “No traffic will be allowed on the highway as road clearance operations are on at Battery Cheshma and some other parts of the road,” a traffic department official said. At least […]

20-hour long gunfight continues in Srinagar

Srinagar: The over 20-hour long gunfight between holed up militants and the security forces continued in Srinagar on Tuesday as fresh firing exchanges started. Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants are holed up inside an under construction building in Karan Nagar area since Monday after they were forced to withdraw and later trapped inside the building following […]

Terror bid foiled on CRPF camp in Srinagar, trooper killed

Srinagar: A paramilitary trooper was killed in an ongoing gunfight with militants holed up in a building after a failed terror bid on a CRPF camp in Srinagar, police said. The trooper was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up militants, a police officer said. He was […]

Restrictions in Srinagar, Shopian to prevent separatist march

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and Shopian districts on Friday to prevent a separatist-called march in protest of the killing of five civilians over the last few days. Police said restrictions under section 144 of the Code Of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R.Gunj, Safakadal, Khanyar, Maisuma and Kralkhud in […]

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist-called protests

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday imposed restrictions here to prevent separatist-called protests against the death of two civilians in army firing on Saturday. Two youths were killed and eight other protestors injured in an army firing when a mob attacked an army convoy in Ganowpora village of Shopian district on Saturday. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister […]

Port Blair, Srinagar rated most wallet-friendly holiday destinations by travel portal

New Delhi: Srinagar and Port Blair have seen the steepest drop in airfares, while Bangkok has replaced Dubai as the top trending holiday destination amongst Indian travellers, according to online travel marketplace Kayak. These findings are part of Kayak’s recently launched tool, Travel Hacker Guide, which provides rankings of the popular and top trending destinations, […]

Cold wave continues in J&K

Srinagar: The ongoing cold wave in Jammu and Kashmir will continue unabated until January 5, the weather office said on Saturday. “We are expecting light rain and snow in the state after January 5. The present cold wave conditions are likely to continue until then,” a Met Department official said. The minimum temperatures in Srinagar, […]

Light rain, snow likely in J&K

Srinagar: Night temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir improved on Wednesday as the Met forecast light rain and snow in the higher reaches on Thursday and Friday. Minimum temperatures improved due to nightlong cloud cover in the state, a Met official said. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 0.7 (rising above the freezing point) against Tuesday’s […]

Srinagar embraces season's coldest night

Srinagar: Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. “The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir was, however, Leh where the minimum was minus 10.2,” an official of the Met Department said here. While Kargil town was at minus 6.6 degrees […]

Peace bus service leaves with Muzaffarabad-bound passengers from Srinagar

Srinagar: Weekly peace bus service Karvan-e-Aman left Srinagar carrying Muzaffarabad-bound passengers on Monday. “The exact number of passengers crossing the Line of Control (LoC) for Muzaffarabad would be confirmed only after more people board the bus at the Salamabad trade and travel facilitation centre near the Uri town,” an official said here. The Karvan-e-Aman bus […]

Six foreign tourists rescued by police

Srinagar: Six foreign tourists, who had lost their way in the city, were rescued by the police in the early hours today from a mob which allegedly mistook them for braid choppers. The tourists — three Australians and one person each from England, South Korea and Ireland — were on their way to Srinagar from […]

Sami enthralls crowd on banks of Dal Lake

Srinagar: Singer Adnan Sami today dished out a medley of his hit songs to a mesmerised audience on the shores of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. The Pakistan-born singer said he was blown away by the natural beauty of Kashmir. Sami, who performed in front of a select audience at the SKICC lawns, started off […]

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in many parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist called protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in the Valley. Police said that restrictions under section 144 CrPc will remain in force on Friday in areas under the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari, MR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Krakkhud […]

3 BSF jawans injured in militants attack in Srinagar

Srinagar: Militants today carried out a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on a BSF camp located near Srinagar International airport leaving three jawans injured, police said. A body suspected to be that of a militant was found. The identity is yet to ascertained, Director General of Police SP Vaid said. “Three personnel have been injured. Firing is […]

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in many areas across Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. The police received intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession scheduled for later in the day. “Keeping these inputs in mind, the District Magistrate Srinagar ordered the restrictions under section 144 CrPc […]

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 […]

Let commander behind Amarnath Yatra attack killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Top LeT commander Abu Ismail, who carried out the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in July, was killed on Thursday along with another Pakistani militant in Nowgam area on the outskirts of Srinagar city, police said. Security forces following specific information about the presence of militants in Aarigam (Nowgam) village in the outskirts of Srinagar […]

Srinagar-Jammu flight develops mid-air technical snag

Srinagar: An Air India Srinagar-Jammu flight developed a mid-air technical snag on Saturday, forcing the pilot to return to Srinagar. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was on board when the Srinagar-Jammu flight developed the snag immediately after it took off from Srinagar International Airport on Saturday. Airport authorities said the flight returned to Srinagar and landed […]

Terror attack in Pulwama, 1 policeman dead, 3 CRPF men injured

Srinagar: One policeman was killed and eight other security personnel injured on Saturday in a suicide attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Militants attacked the district police lines in Pulwama town in the early hours, police sources said. They lobed grenades and fired at the guard post. Constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh was […]

Situation under control in Kashmir Valley: Army

Srinagar: The Indian Army, describing the Amarnath terror attack as “one reversal”, said on Saturday the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is under control and it will continue targeting terrorists. “The Amarnath Yatra attack has been one reversal but we will continue our operations, will continue targeting terrorists. We will continue improving the situation,” the Chinar […]

Three militants killed in gunfight in J&K

Srinagar: Three militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit were killed on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district in a gunfight with the security forces, police said. All slain militants were locals and were identified as Javed Sheikh, Dawood and Aquib. Sheikh was the Hizbul district commander, a senior police officer said. Three weapons […]

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Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

New Delhi: The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. “Over a period of time, our aim should be to reduce the number of tax slabs to 1-2,” Arun Goyal, Additional Secretary, GST Council […]

14th GST council meet starts in Srinagar

Srinagar: The crucial 14th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting to finalise tax slabs on services and commodities in the country started here on Thursday. Chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, this is the first time that such an important national policy-making meet is being held in Jammu and Kashmir. Finance Ministers, Finance […]

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Clashes erupted as educational institutions re-opened in J&K

Srinagar: As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting, officials said. Students of the S. P. College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads […]

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Repoll begins in 38 polling stations of Srinagar

Srinagar: The repoll ordered by Election Commission of India in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, where the bypoll on April 9 was marred by violence, began today amidst tight security arrangements. The polling began at 7 am and will end at 4 pm. All these polling stations are located in central Kashmir’s […]

Clashes erupt in Srinagar after Friday prayers

Clashes erupted between stone pelting protesters and the security forces in the old city area of Srinagar after the Friday prayers