NC, Cong forge alliance to fight PDP in Lok Sabha by-elections

NC, Cong forge alliance to fight PDP in Lok Sabha by-elections

Srinagar: The National Conference and the Congress announced on Wednesday they will fight the by-elections to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar and Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir as allies. National Conference President Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar while state Congress leader G.A. Mir will be the candidate at Anantnag, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah […]

Kejriwal alleges major EVM tampering in Punjab

Kejriwal alleges major EVM tampering in Punjab

New Delhi: EVM tampering may have led to AAP’s poor showing in Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday alleged, saying around 20 to 25 per cent of its votes may have been “transferred” to the SAD-BJP coalition. AAP’s poor tally of 20 seats is “beyond understanding” and raises a “big question mark” on the […]

Pak hangs three militants in Sahiwal prison

Pak hangs three militants in Sahiwal prison

Srinagar: Three militants convicted by military courts of Pakistan were executed on Wednesday at a high security prison in Sahiwal, Pakistan, reported Dawn. According to the Pak’s Inter-Services Public Relations, the militants were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including attacks on armed forces and law enforcement agencies. The military courts, in their […]

Speedy bus crushes school girl to death at Pampore

Speedy bus crushes school girl to death at Pampore

Srinagar: A School going girl student was Wednesday crushed to death by a speedy Video Coach bus bearing registration number JK02N-3107 driven by Sajad Ahmad Peer of Bagander Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu highway at Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. SHO Pampore Manzoor Ahmad Beigh told Kashmir Reader that the 11th class girl student Abiroo Hameed […]

Kashmir highway partially open for only one-way traffic

Kashmir highway partially open for only one-way traffic

Srinagar: Traffic on the highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, was restored partially for one-way traffic only and vehicles will ply from Jammu to Srinagar Wednesday. However, hundreds of trucks and other heavy vehicles, including oil tankers, remained stranded on the highway for the past more than a week. One-way […]

IAF chopper topples during training sortie in Allahabad

IAF chopper topples during training sortie in Allahabad

New Delhi: A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force toppled while making an emergency landing during a training sortie from Bamrauli near Allahabad Wednesday. Both the pilots were safe. The chopper toppled when the pilots tried a forced landing after it developed a technical snag, sources in IAF said. The IAF has ordered a […]

Forced conversion a crime in Islam, says Pak PM

Forced conversion a crime in Islam, says Pak PM

Karachi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that forcible conversion and destruction of worship places of other religions is a crime in Islam and in Pakistan as he greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Holi. Addressing a function to celebrate Holi with Hindus here, he insisted that it was not anyone’s job to […]

Gunfight starts in Kupwara, cop injured

Gunfight starts in Kupwara, cop injured

Srinagar: Heavy exchange of gunfire has been reported between government forces and militants in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Wednesday morning. As per defence sources input about a location of hiding militants was received after which a search operation was launched in the area. The search operation was started in Hyhama area of the district during […]

Sarjan Barkati shifted to Srinagar central jail

Sarjan Barkati shifted to Srinagar central jail

Srinagar: Sarjan Barkati, who gained popularity during 2016 uprising by his innovative sloganeering as Pied Piper of South Kashmir, and ‘freedom chacha’ has been shifted to Srinagar central Jail. Family sources told KNS that Barkati appeared in a court at Shopian wherefrom he was shifted to Srinagar Central jail. Family sources said that Barkati before […]

Lok Sabha by-elections: NC, Cong form pre-poll alliance

Lok Sabha by-elections: NC, Cong form pre-poll alliance

Srinagar: National Conference and Congress have decided that the two parties will contest parliament by-polls together through seat sharing arrangement in the Kashmir valley. While NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar, Congress state president G A Mir will contest from Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, sources said. The two parties Tuesday held a […]