Pak court indicts Sharif in 3rd graft case

Pak court indicts Sharif in 3rd graft case

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was Friday indicted by an anti-graft court in a third corruption case related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. The Accountability Court charged Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sources of income, and read out a charge sheet to his pleader Zafir Khan. It […]

Police version of Sopore incident

Police version of Sopore incident

Srinagar: Police issued the following statement about the Sopore incident which took place Friday morning. “Sopore police got information that a mob had got hold of an alleged braid chopper in fruit mandi area. Immediately a police party rushed to spot and found that a mob was beating one person ruthlessly. The miscreants had also […]

Protesters resort to stone pelting in Dargah, Nigeen

Protesters resort to stone pelting in Dargah, Nigeen

Srinagar: Scores of youth Friday morning resorted to stone pelting on vehicles in Dargah and Nigeen areas of Srinagar, reports said. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that many vehicles suffered damage near IIT Srinagar and its adjoining areas after youth pelted stones on them. Local sources said that protests were the result of an alleged […]

Spontaneous shutdown, clashes in Hajin

Spontaneous shutdown, clashes in Hajin

Hajin: Clashes erupted between youth and government forces in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora on Friday. Sources said that as soon as a patrolling party of forces reached main Bazar Hajin. youth pelted stones on the army vehicles resulting in clashes in the area. Forces in return fired tear gas shells resulting in chaos […]

Authorities foil Charar visit of Mirwaiz

Authorities foil Charar visit of Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Authorities on Friday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest ahead of his scheduled visit to Charar-e-Sharif shrine. Sources told Kashmir Reader that a posse of policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and informed him of his detention. Mirwaiz was scheduled to address the Friday congregation at […]

Braid chopping: Mentally abnormal beaten severely in Sopore

Braid chopping: Mentally abnormal beaten severely in Sopore

Srinagar: In a shocking episode a mentally abnormal person was beaten in north Kashmir’s Sopore after taken as braid chopper, reports said on Friday. A mentally abnormal person identified as Waseem Ahmed of Nowpora was attacked by a mob at Sopore’s Fruit Mandi, resulting in his injuries. The victim was rescued by the police and […]

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to prevent protests

Srinagar: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir. “Restrictions under section 144 of CrPc will remain in force in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal, Kralkhud and Maisuma. The restrictions have been imposed to maintain law and order in […]

8 killed as TN transport corpn’s building collapses

8 killed as TN transport corpn’s building collapses

Nagapattinam: A portion of an over six- decade-old building of the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation’s Porayar branch in the district collapsed this morning killing eight crew members, police said. Three others sustained injuries, they added. The crew members of the TNSTC were sleeping in the building, constructed in 1952, when the collpase happened around […]

Militants attack CRPF party in Srinagar

Militants attack CRPF party in Srinagar

Srinagar: Militants on Tuesday evening attacked a CRPF vehicle near Rawalpora area in Srinagar, sources said. CRPF spokesperson Rakesh Yadav told Kashmir Reader that motorcycle borne militants fired upon the vehicle of 29th battalion CRPF however no one was injured in the attack. Yadav added that militants fled the spot taking advantage of darkness.