Contaminated water supply puts Shopian on brink of disease outbreak

Contaminated water supply puts Shopian on brink of disease outbreak

Raashid Hassan SHOPIAN: More than a hundred villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian area are drinking untreated water directly supplied from canals and rivulets. The situation has left most of the villages at the brink of outbreak of epidemic as the summer season approaches and the water begins to get murkier. Only a few villages have […]

Thousands attend funeral of slain militant in Patirgam

Thousands attend funeral of slain militant in Patirgam

Ishfaq Reshi Chadoora: Thousands of mourners on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of Younus Maqbool Ganai in Patirgam village of central Budgam district, where he was laid to rest. Around five thousand people participated in the funeral prayers of Ganai, reports said. Ganai was killed, along with another non-local militant, during a brief gunfight with […]

Intense clashes during search operation in Awantipora

Intense clashes during search operation in Awantipora

SRINAGAR: Intense clashes erupted between government forces and villagers during a cordon and search operation in Padgampora village of Awantipora. Forces called off the operation after three hours, villagers said. Police said that the operation was called off after searches were over. Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) laid seize around […]

From the CM, injured Iqra’s mother wants justice

From the CM, injured Iqra’s mother  wants justice

Nazima Sidiq Srinagar: Her head strapped in layers of white bandages, Iqra Sidiq, 17, spoke with hand gestures at the isolation ward of super speciality SHMS hospital. Iqra was moved to a special ward since she complained of headache. Iqra was hit by a stone allegedly thrown by the personnel of paramilitary CRPF. A commerce […]

Two militants killed in Chadoora

Two militants killed in Chadoora

Ishfaq Reshi Srinagar: At least two militants associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed during a brief gunbattle with the army in Hayatpora area of Chadoora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district Satarday evening, officials said. Defense spokesman, Rajesh Kalia, said a unit of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) came under fire at around 6:45 pm in Hayatpora.   The army […]

Witness reports distress calls in self-immolation case

Witness reports distress calls in self-immolation case

Nusrat Sidiq Srinagar: The sister of self-immolation victim today deposed in court that she received distress calls from the victim on the day she allegedly poured kerosene and set herself ablaze. The case pertains to the death of Mehjabeena Akhter on 25th September 2015. Akhter had committed suicide after alleged torture by her in-laws, at […]

Sonwar residents in panic as Jhelum rises

Sonwar residents in panic as Jhelum rises

Nazima Sidiq Srinagar: Neighbourhoods in Sonwar area of Srinagar are in danger of being submerged. The enclosing bund of river Jhelum that flows through the area was damaged during floods of 2014 and is yet to be repaired. In 2014, devastating floods in Jehlum breached the embankment at 22 places, 12 of them in Shivpora. […]

Murder accused not produced in court on maiden hearing

Murder accused not produced in court on maiden hearing

Nusrat Sidiq SRINAGAR: A court in Srinagar on Friday deferred the proceedings in the murder case of a lady killed by her paramour in Srinagar outskirts three months ago. The case has been scheduled for hearing on May 11. Neelofar Jan, wife of a bank employee posted in Kupwara was found murdered at her house […]

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