Social media may be banned for 6 months in Kashmir

Social media may be banned for 6 months in Kashmir

Srinagar: Instead of the frequent Internet blackout, the government is deliberating on the idea to ban social media altogether. According to sources in the PDP, the government is of the view that this extreme step is necessary to counter the use of social media especially during protests. Kashmiri youth have been exploiting social media such […]

Batamaloo turned into fortress

Batamaloo turned into fortress

Srinagar: In the densely populated locality of Batamaloo, a curfew has been imposed.  Police and paramilitary troops swarm the area, instead of locals. Shops are shut and no one is allowed passage. The situation is visibly tense. A few residents, revealing their faces partially, peep through windowpanes or from alleyways. The blood stains on the […]

5 held for heckling CRPF troopers

5 held for heckling CRPF troopers

Srinagar: The police have arrested five persons on charges of heckling and assaulting a group of CRPF troopers during by poll for Srinagar parliamentary seat on Sunday The action against the accused was taken after a video showing a group of youth heckling the troopers surfaced on social media networks. The police had registered an […]

Amid low turnout, NC lead expected in Ganderbal, Kangan

Amid low turnout, NC lead expected in Ganderbal, Kangan

Ganderbal: Much to the disappointment of the candidates in fray, polling day in Ganderbal turned out to be a day of shutdown, protests, and low voter turnout, especially in the town areas. Voting in the Ganderbal segment of the Srinagar parliamentary constituency remained a low-key affair throughout the day that was marred with disturbances. The […]

Apprehensive but prepared to thwart more attacks, says Spl DG CRPF

Apprehensive but prepared to thwart more attacks, says Spl DG CRPF

SRINAGAR: After three militant attacks in three days, the counter-insurgency grid in Kashmir is apprehensive that the militants may strike once again ahead of by-polls in two parliamentary constituencies on April 9 and 12, official sources said. “We expected attacks like these from the beginning and we are prepared to avert any further attacks,” Special […]

Going to encounter sites suicidal: DGP

Going to encounter sites suicidal: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid on Thursday said that youth were committing ‘suicide’ by rushing towards encounter sites. In an appeal to youngsters to stay home during anti-militancy operations, Vaid said, “Even the police take cover behind bullet-proof vehicles and behind houses. A bullet does not see who it will hit.” Claiming […]

2 new ‘militant videos’ surface

2 new ‘militant videos’ surface

Srinagar: The government’s security agencies in Kashmir are examining a new video claimed to have been issued by militant outfit Tehreek-ul-Mujahideeen (TuM). The video has been circulating on social media since last week. A militant, believed to be a fresh recruit, is seen sitting behind a camouflage assault rifle, wearing army fatigues and making threats […]

The day he died, Ishfaq had invited friend home for a party

The day he died, Ishfaq had invited friend home for a party

Srinagar: Ishfaq Rashid Wani was an automobile mechanic, his work the main source of income for his family. He was saving money to set up his own mechanic shop, but on Tuesday he was shot in the chest by government troops at Chadoora in Budgam. Ishfaq’s father, Abdul Rashid Wani, a resident of Wavoosa, Rangreth, […]

Hizb’s main ‘recruiter’ believed to have escaped

Hizb’s main ‘recruiter’ believed to have escaped

Srinagar: The security establishment in Kashmir believes a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Yaseen Yatoo, managed to escape from the besieged Chadoora area of central Kashmir on Tuesday. According to a senior official in the army, there was an intelligence input about the presence of two to three militants, including Yatoo, in the area. “We have […]

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