Kashmir: Army shoots dead youth in Beerwah

Kashmir: Army shoots dead youth in Beerwah

Budgam: A 22-year-old youth was shot dead and another was critically wounded after army soldiers opened fire in Beerwah area on Friday, triggering massive clashes in the town that left 15 persons injured. The deceased was identified as Tanveer Ahmad Wani, a tailor by profession and a resident of Waza mohalla Beerwah. According to eyewitnesses, […]

Police and army contradict each other on civilian killing

Police and army contradict each other on civilian killing

Budgam: Who is telling the truth regarding the killing of 22-year-old Tanveer Ahmad in Beerwah, police or the army? According to the army, Tanveer was killed and Ibrahim Wani sustained injuries when they attempted to snatch weapons from the forces. Contradicting this claim, the police said the army opened fire when they mistook a fire […]

Motorcyclist killed in accident

Motorcyclist killed in accident

Budgam: A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident in Magam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday, police said. Nayeem Ahmad Ganie, resident of Batpora Kanihama, was killed after a bus hit his motorcycle in Kanihama. He died on spot, police said adding that the bus driver has been arrested and a case […]

House burnt down after night-long encounter, 3 Hizb militants killed

House burnt down after night-long encounter, 3 Hizb militants killed

Budgam: Three militants belonging to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen were killed in a night-long encounter in Radbugh area of district Budgam. The half-burnt bodies of the militants were recovered on Wednesday morning. Police sources said that all three trapped militants were killed by the end of the night. The house from which they were fighting was reduced to […]

Illegality rampant across Budgam brick kilns; health concerns grow

Illegality rampant across Budgam brick kilns; health concerns grow

Budgam: Brick manufacture in Budgam district is awash with a blatant flouting of statutory requirements as nearly all brick kilns operating in the district are illegal, each one having failed to renew their licences from the district authorities. Budgam has the highest concentration of brick kilns in the Valley, accounting for 230 such units. All […]

Villagers torch Govt vehicle

Villagers torch Govt vehicle

Budgam: A government vehicle was torched by an angry mob in central Kashmir’s Budgam district after it crushed a ten-year-old girl to death on Friday. Villagers told Kashmir Reader that a government vehicle belonging to Rural Development Department hit a minor girl, Seerat Jan, daughter of Abdul Hamid Reshi, at Nasrullahpora village. The girl, they […]

Yoga day observed across Kashmir

Yoga day observed across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Despite cold weather and rains hundreds of youth, including boys and girls, participated in the 3rdInternational Yoga day functions across Kashmir on Wednesday. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, while participating in the yoga, at Maulana Azad Road said yoga unites the souls. “World has accepted the countless benefits of yoga and is celebrating […]

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