Man gets 5-year jail for sodomising minor in Bandipora

Man gets 5-year jail for sodomising minor in Bandipora

Bandipora: A local court on Tuesday sentenced a man to five years imprisonment for sodomising a minor 14 years ago. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bandipora, Raja Muhammad Tasleem sentenced Mohammad Ramzan Sofi alias ‘Cement’ to simple imprisonment of five years with a fine of Rs 20,000, after finding him guilty of unnatural sex with a minor […]

Clashes during CASO in Hajin

Clashes during CASO in Hajin

Bandipora: Locals disrupted a cordon and search operation (CASO) that was launched in Khos Mohalla and Wahab Parray Mohalla localities of Hajin in Bandipora district on Wednesday morning. The operation was called off after two hours when the militants suspected to be hiding in the localities were not found. While the operation was on, locals […]

Headless body of youth, hands tied behind back, found in Hajin

Headless body of youth, hands tied behind back, found in Hajin

Bandipora: The headless body of a youth who was known to be a pro-freedom agitator was recovered from near the river Jhelum in Mandi area of Hajin in Bandipora district on Sunday morning. The Lashkar-e-Toiba issued a statement blaming “Indian forces” for the gruesome killing, while the family said that Muzaffar had been severely tortured […]

Nadikhai residents protest occupation of ‘hospital land’ by army

Nadikhai residents protest occupation of ‘hospital land’ by army

Bandipora: Residents of Naidkhai in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district are resenting and protesting the occupation of large plot of land meant for a hospital by army this week. The troops of 13 RR set foot on the plot on Thursday, and the residentsresented the move by throwing stones at them. Locals say the resentment against […]

I&FC ‘negligence’ leaves orchardists high and dry

I&FC ‘negligence’ leaves orchardists high and dry

Bandipora: Residents of several villages in Bandipora have alleged that the “negligence” of Irrigation and Flood Control department to effectively plug breaches in Reshi Nallah and Dahgam Nallha has wreaked havoc to orchards and houses in the area. Residents say that while flash floods have damaged orchards and houses in villages like Onagam, Quil and […]

Two militants killed in Gurez

Two militants killed in Gurez

Bandipora: Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight near the dam site in Bhim Nallah area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. An encounter started between militants and army in forest area of Gurez on late Wednesday evening. Official sources said that the army had launched a massive search operation on Wednesday evening […]