Pulwama fight ends with killing of third militant

Pulwama fight ends with killing of third militant

Anantnag: The standoff between militants and government forces at District Police Lines (DPL) Pulwama concluded late Saturday night with the killing of the third militant. Four policemen and four CRPF troopers, along with the two other militants, had lost their lives in the 17-hour gunfight. Militants had stormed the police lines at about 3:45 AM […]

Protests follow Akhtar’s Kokernag visit

Protests follow Akhtar’s Kokernag visit

Anantnag: Protests were held on Saturday afternoon in Kokernag area of Anantnag district against the visit of state cabinet minister and government spokesman Naeem Akhtar. Akhtar, the minister for public works, had come to Kokernag to inaugurate a road under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY). Local sources said that the venue for the […]

Girls protest in Tral against police-organised sports event

Girls protest in Tral against police-organised sports event

Anantnag: Students of the girls higher secondary school in Tral on Thursday held protests against their ‘forcible’ participation in a sports festival organised by the police. The girl students also alleged manipulation of their pictures clicked at the sports event which was held in Awantipora. The protests come a day after violence erupted at Government […]

A few years more won’t harm, say kin

A few years more won’t harm, say kin

Anantnag: A day after the Supreme Court agreed to examine their plea against army personnel allegedly involved in the Pathribal fake encounter, the families of the victims said they will keep fighting for justice, even though they have little hope of it. Talking to Kashmir Reader, Rasheed Khan, son of Jumma Khan, one of the […]

PDP worker shot dead in Dialgam

PDP worker shot dead in Dialgam

A worker of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead on Saturday afternoon by suspected militants in Dialgam area of Anantnag district. The slain has been identified as 50-year-old Muhammad Ishaq Parray, son of Abdul Gani, a resident of Ugjan village in Dialgam area,

Water crisis looms in Anantnag, Jhelum, Lidder flowing below normal

Water crisis looms in Anantnag, Jhelum, Lidder flowing below normal

Anantnag: Many areas in Anantnag district of south Kashmir are facing water crisis following a dry summer which has led to visible depletion of water level in several resources. What is leading to worsening of the crisis, officials say, is non-judicious use of water by the people including car washes, irrigating ‘orchards and kitchen gardens’ […]

Authorities look the other way as Industrial Estate decays at Bijbehara

Authorities look the other way as Industrial Estate decays at Bijbehara

Bijbehara: Unit holders at the Bijbehara industrial estate in Anantnag district are facing immense hardships with lack of steady power, pathetic road conditions and a perennial water crisis being some of their woes. The maintenance of the estate had earlier been entrusted to the District Industries Centre (DIC), Anantnag, and now falls within the jurisdiction […]