Saudi police ‘foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack’

Saudi police ‘foil Mecca Grand Mosque attack’

Srinagar: Authorities in Saudi Arabia have foiled a “terrorist action” targeting the Grand Mosque (Masjid-e-Haram) in Mecca, Aljazeera reported Saturday quoting officials. Quoting Saudi interior ministry the report said that a man who planned to attack the mosque blew himself up when security forces surrounded a house in Mecca where he was hiding. At least […]

All Party Committee meeting on GST tomorrow

All Party Committee meeting on GST tomorrow

Srinagar: To set the ball rolling for consultations on extending Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the state, the All Party Committee set up by the government is meeting Saturday afternoon here. The Finance Minister of the state Dr Haseeb Drabu’s office has sent letters to the members of the committee. Headed by PDP senior […]

Don’t test the patience of police: Mehbooba to people

Don’t test the patience of police: Mehbooba to people

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday appealed the people of Kashmir not to “test the patience of Jammu and Kashmir police, who are always exercising utmost restraint”. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony of the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), Muhammad Ayoub who was lynched to death after he fired […]

Police officials attend DySP Pandith’s last rites

Police officials attend DySP Pandith’s last rites

Srinagar: The Police officer DySP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith who was beaten to death after he opened fire on civilians injuring three in Nowhatta last night was buried at his native place in Nowpora, Srinagar Friday. A large number of people including police officers friends and relatives attended his Nimaz-e-Jinaza. “Inspector General of Police Munir Ahmad […]

Suicide attack in Pakistan’s Quetta, 13 killed

Suicide attack in Pakistan’s Quetta, 13 killed

Srinagar: At least 13 people ─ including five policemen ─ lost their lives, while 19 others were injured in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Pakistan’s Quetta’s Gulistan Road area on Friday, reports said. According to DawnNews, the blast occurred close to Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob’s office. The blast was powerful […]

Stone pelting protesters chased away in Sopore

Stone pelting protesters chased away in Sopore

Sopore: Clashes erupted between protestors and government forces in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after Friday prayers, witnesses said. Soon after congregational prayers were over a group of protestors pelted stones on forces near Jamia masjid triggering clashes. However, local sources said that stone pelting protesters were chased away by police and other […]

Clashes erupt in Hajin after Friday prayers

Clashes erupt in Hajin after Friday prayers

Gowhar Maqbool Hajin: Clashes erupted between government forces and youth in Hajin town of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after Friday prayers. Witnesses said that hundreds of youth assembled near Jamia Masjid Hajin after prayers and shouted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. As the march proceeded youth hurled stones on army goodwill school which was retaliated by […]

DySP killing; two arrested, third identified: DGP

DySP killing; two arrested, third identified: DGP

Srinagar: Police on Friday arrested two persons allegedly involved in the killing of DySP near Jamia masjid last night. “Two involved in beating to death of martyr DySP Mohammad Ayub Pandith have been arrested,” DGP SP Vaid said in a statement. He added that third accused has been identified. “All involved will have to face […]

Deeply disturbed by brutal act at Nowhatta: Mirwaiz

Deeply disturbed by brutal act at Nowhatta: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday strongly condemned the lynching of police officer near Jamia masjid last night. “Deeply disturbed & condemn the brutal act at Nowhatta,” Mirwaiz said in a tweet. He added “Mob violence & public lynching is outside the parameters of our values & religion….” Pertinently, DySP Mohammad Ayub […]