Shutdown continues in Palhalan over killing of local militant

Shutdown continues in Palhalan over killing of local militant

Baramulla: Palhalan area of Pattan remained shut for the second straight day on Thursday in protest and mourning over the killing of local militant Ashiq Ahmad Bhat. Reports said that all shops and business centers, including tuition centers for children, remained closed, though traffic continued to ply on roads. Reports also said that thousands of […]

Pakistan is not wearing bangles, has atom bomb: Farooq

Pakistan is not wearing bangles, has atom bomb: Farooq

Baramulla: President of the National Conference (NC) Dr Farooq Abdullah said on Wednesday that India won’t be able to capture Pakistan-administered Kashmir because “Pakistan is not wearing bangles”. “They (Pakistan) are not wearing bangles. They have the atom bomb,” Farooq said, referring to talk in India of taking back the Pakistani side of Kashmir. Speaking […]

‘Ashiq picked up gun after father was severely beaten’

WAILING WOMAN: An elderly woman crying during the funeral of Ashiq Ahmad Bhat at Palhalan, Pattan | Photo: Faisal Khan

‘Ashiq picked up gun after father was severely beaten’

Baramulla: Hizb militant Ashiq Ahmad Bhat, resident of Tantray Pora, Palhalan, was laid to rest in the martyrs’ graveyard of Palhalan on Tuesday afternoon. Ashiq’s body was handed over to his family on Monday night by the police. He was buried at about 12:30pm on Tuesday. When the news of his death reached his native […]

Pattan and Sangrama markets give tough time to Baramulla passengers

Pattan and Sangrama markets give tough time to Baramulla passengers

Baramulla: Manoeuvering the marketplaces in Pattan and Sangrama often turns into a nightmare for commuters and drivers of the vehicles traveling on Srinagar-Baramulla highway on daily basis. The drivers of the passenger vehicles blame the private cars for the traffic mess while the drivers of the private vehicles say that the passenger vehicles move at […]

Fire in mosque compound at Tangmarg

Fire in mosque compound at Tangmarg

Baramulla: The employees of fire service and local people successfully saved the OPD Block of sub district hospital and a local mosque on Sunday when fire broke out in a tin shed of a local mosque. Locals said fire broke out in the firewood dumped in the tin shed in the afternoon. The locals immediately […]

Man found dead in Baramulla

Man found dead in Baramulla

Baramulla: A 30-year-old man, identified as Bilal Ahmad Badroo of Qazihamam Baramulla, was found dead at his home on Saturday. Police says he was murdered. Badroo’s body bore violence marks, police said. A statement issued by police here said that government forces had asked people to come out of their houses during a cordon and […]

Flour mill sealed in Handwara

Flour mill sealed in Handwara

Handwara: Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) has sealed a flour mill in Watayan Chogal here for ‘adulteration’ and production of sub-standard flour. The director, Nisar Ahmad Wani, who visited the mill on Saturday, said that he sealed the mill and also ordered the suspension of Tehsil Supply Officer (TSO). An enquiry has been […]

Power Crisis: Protestors lock receiving station in Watergam

Power Crisis: Protestors lock receiving station in Watergam

Baramulla: Hundreds of people from Watergam area of Rafiabad in Baramulla district locked a power receiving station in the area on Friday morning. People from Dangiwacha, Watergam, Thagund, Bahrampora and other villages chanting anti PDD slogans reached the Watergam market Friday morning and kicked out the employees from the receiving station before locking it up. […]

Police arrest driver involved in accident

Police arrest driver involved in accident

Handwara: Police in Handwara have arrested a suspected driver who fled from an accident spot after hitting a biker with his vehicle. According to police, Javed Ahmed Khan of Tutigund, was driving the Scorpio involved in an accident with a motorcycle, in which the motorcyclist Haroon Rashid Khan son of Abdul Rashid Khan of Kulnagam […]