Shutdown in Pulwama against ransacking by forces

Shutdown in Pulwama against ransacking by forces

PULWAMA: A shutdown was observed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town against the ransacking of houses and vehicles allegedly by government forces at Chatpora on Friday. Shops and business establishments in the town remained shut while public and private transport remained off the roads. Residents of Chatpora alleged that CRPF personnel ransacked houses and damaged several […]

Tral shuts against youths’ arrest

Tral shuts against youths’ arrest

Pulwama: A complete shutdown was observed against the arrest of two youth by the army in Tral area of south Kashmir. Witnesses said that the army on early Tuesday morning picked up two Class 11 students from the main chowk and handed them over to the police. As soon as the news of the arrest […]

Man shot dead in Shopian

Man shot dead in Shopian

Shopian: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former public prosecutor Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan at Pinjura Shopian on Sunday evening.  Khan was a close aide of National Conference leader  Shabir Kullay, who lost 2014 assembly elections from Shopian. A senior police officer in the district said, Khan was returning home from after offering prayers in a neighbourhood […]

54 students injured in clashes with troops in Pulwama

54 students injured in clashes with troops in Pulwama

Pulwama: Dozens of students of Government Degree College (Boys) Pulwama were injured on Saturday in clashes with government forces that erupted over the presence of a CRPF vehicle near the college. Witnesses said that special operations group (SOG) of police and CRPF in the afternoon laid a naka outside the college and placed two armoured […]

Man killed by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama

Man killed by unidentified gunmen in Pulwama

PULWAMA: Unidentified gunmen fired upon two persons in Rajpora area of Pulwama district on Saturday evening killing Bashir Ahmad Dar while critically injuring Altaf Dar, police said. Superintendent of Police Pulwama Mohammed Rayees Bhat told Kashmir Reader that Bashir died on spot while Altaf got injured critically. Altaf was shifted to hospital for treatment.

Pampore residents demand transformer replacement

Pampore residents demand transformer replacement

PAMPORE: Residents of Pampore town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have demanded immediate replacement of a 6.3 MVA transformer that was reportedly damaged by lightening on April 6. The residents said that the town was reeling under darkness with a two hour power supply followed by four hour breaks for the last ten days. “It […]

Damaged in 2014 floods, Pampore school craves for fresh infrastructure

Damaged in 2014 floods, Pampore school craves for fresh infrastructure

Pampore: Students of four classes are huddled in a single classroom as the education practice faces a new low in government-owned girls middle school ast Drangbal, Tanchabagh in saffron town of Pampore. Damaged in September 2014 floods, the school run under sarva shiksha abhiyan remained confined to five rooms of the building. The rooms are […]

12 ‘stone-pelters’ arrested in night raids in Pulwama

12 ‘stone-pelters’ arrested in night raids in Pulwama

PULWAMA: Police in Pulwama arrested twelve youths in Arihal village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday on charges of stone pelting, the SSP of the district said. He said that the arrests were made during night raids in Arihal village. SSP Pulwama Mohammad Rayees Bhat said that the arrested youths were wanted in many […]

Naat prog held in Pampore

PAMPORE: Saut-ul-Auliya in collaboration with Auqaf Committee, Pampore on Monday organised a Naat recitation programme here at Khanqahe Faiz Panah. The programme was attended by prominent Islamic preacher from Saut-ul-Auliya including Moulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, Fayaz Ahmad Rizvi, and Mohammad Ishaq. Rizvi on the occasion advised youth to “dedicate yourself to Islam and inculcate Islamic […]