Suspense hangs over Pir Baba Mela this year

Suspense hangs over Pir Baba Mela this year

Srinagar: The site of a much-loved annual mela, Pir Baba Ziyarat, on the Nowgam side of the Line of Control, is almost 65 kilometres from Handwara main town. This small place belonged to Pakistan after 1947 until it was captured by the Indian army during the Indo-Pak war in 1965. The mela is a hit […]

Five injured in accident

Five injured in accident

Sopore: At least five people including a woman were injured in a road accident at Bismillah colony area of Sopore Wednesday. Police said a speedy truck (Tipper) hit a mini-bus (JKO5 2227) at Bismillah colony of Sopore town on Wednesday in which few persons received injuries. All the injured were rushed to sub-district hospital Sopore. […]

Already in jail, 70-year-old Khan Sopori slapped with another PSA

Already in jail, 70-year-old Khan Sopori slapped with another PSA

Sopore: Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, aged 70, imprisoned in Kot Balwal jail in Jammu for the past four months under the Public Safety Act (PSA), has been slapped with another PSA under the same cases registered against him earlier. Sopori, a resident of Badambagh in Sopore town, is chairman of the People’s League organisation and […]

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

Sopore house occupied in 90’s evacuated last month

SOPORE: On 27th November 1993, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Pundit’s family found itself homeless. Troopers of the Indian Army forced the family out of their 18 bedroom farmhouse and surrounding 60 kanals of land to occupy it for establishing a base to launch anti-military operations. Twenty four years since the occupation, the Pundits have been handed over […]

For many families in Kashmir, Eid was just another day

For many families in Kashmir, Eid was just another day

Sopore: Eid-ul-Fitr, a day of celebration for Muslims across the world, became an occasion of deep sadness for families whose loved ones are jailed under the draconian Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir. Unlike previous years, the J&K Government released no political prisoners on this Eid, dashing any hopes for the families to be […]

‘Gulzar requested us to pray to Allah to accept his martyrdom’

‘Gulzar requested us to pray to Allah to accept his martyrdom’

Sopore: A few days after Eid-ul-Fitr in July 2015, Gulzar Ahmad Lone, son of Ghulam Mohammad Lone, resident of Gund Brath village of Sopore, left home with the excuse of going on some work, never to return. Gulzar had a Bachelors degree in Arts, a Diploma from the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), and worked in […]

Govt shuts mobile telephony after cordon and search operation

Govt shuts mobile telephony after cordon and search operation

Sopore: The government has shut down mobile service in parts of north Kashmir, following a cordon and search operation in Pazalpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Local sources believe two local militants were holed up in the village. However, government forces have not established any contact with militants. Police sources said that […]

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