Landslide blocks Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway

Baramulla: The traffic on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway on Thursday was suspended after a massive landslide hit the highway near Dankhan area of the district. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that a landslide hit Dankhan area on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad around 1:00 pm Thursday blocking the crucial highway for traffic for several hours. Though no one Scores […]

PDD employee injured in Kreeri

Baramulla: A casual labourer of the Power Development Department (PDD) was injured while repairing high tension wire in Kreeri area of this north Kashmir district, officials said Monday. Abdur Rashid, son of Habibullah Khan, a need-based labourer of PDD was repairing high tension wire in Nowpora area of Kreeri on Sunday evening when he received […]



Baramulla: A complete shutdown was observed Wednesday in this north Kashmir township to commemorate the first death anniversary of a young scholar who was shot dead by Army last year. Tahir Sofi, 27, son of Ghulam Rasool Sofi, of Ganai Hamam, was killed when soldiers of 46 Rashtriya Rifles fired upon a group of youth […]

Police disclose identity of LeT militants killed in Lolab forests

Police disclose identity of LeT militants killed in Lolab forests

Baramulla: Police on Saturday disclosed the identity of six of the seven suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants whose killing in Lolab forests last week had triggered massive protests in frontier district of Kupwara prompting authorities to impose curfew-like restrictions there. On Monday last, the Army had claimed that it had killed seven foreign militants in an […]

Police ‘inaction’ triggers clashes in Sopore

Baramulla: Violent clashes broke out Wednesday in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district when forces burst teargas canisters to disperse a group of people, who were protesting against the alleged police inaction to trace a youth, who was abducted by unknown gunmen last month Scores of men, women and children this morning appeared outside […]

LoC trade: Kin of truckers detained in PaK stage protests

Baramulla: Families of 27 Kashmiri truckers detained in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) for past three weeks on Wednesday staged protests here, a day after PaK officials refused to release them unless their driver arrested here on charges of smuggling narcotics is freed. The protesters, including the children of the detained drivers, assembled near the Uri bus […]

LoC bus service resumes after 2 weeks

Baramulla: The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for two weeks due to a standoff between Indian and Pakistani governments over the arrest of a Pakistani driver here. Sixty-four passengers’ swapped sides through the Line of Control in Uri sector here—28 passengers, including 18 fresh, crossed over to Muzaffarabad, while 36 passengers, […]

Kin of detained drivers again hold protests

Baramulla: For the second time in last three days, the families of 27 Kashmiri truck drivers detained in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) staged protest demonstrations here Monday demanding release of the detained men. On January 17, authorities in PaK detained 27 drivers and their trucks carrying goods from this side to demand release of their truck […]

Cross-LoC trade standoff: No breakthrough at India, Pak meet

Baramulla: The cross-Line of Control bus service remained suspended for the second time on Monday, even as the meeting between officials from the two sides at the LoC failed to end the deadlock caused by the arrest of a driver from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK)on charges of smuggling narcotics worth Rs 100 crore into Valley. “The […]

Kupwara shuts down on massacre anniversary

Baramulla: Normal life was hit for the second consecutive day Monday in the neighboring Kupwara district as a complete shutdown was observed to mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Kupwara massacre.’ On January 27, 1994, soldiers of 15 Punjab and Garhwal regiments of Indian Army opened indiscriminate fire on civilians at the Iqbal market in […]