Army foils BAT attack, kills 2 militants

Army foils BAT attack, kills 2 militants

Srinagar: The army on Friday claimed to have killed two militants while foiling an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district. Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader that the army foiled a BAT attack against its patrol party along the LoC […]

I support Major Gogoi’s action: Amit Shah

I support Major Gogoi’s action: Amit Shah

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said that he supported the decision of an Army major to tie a man to a jeep as a “shield” against stone-pelters in Kashmir. Responding to a question on the action of Major Leetul Gogoi, he said the Army officer’s action had helped polling officials and policemen […]

Social media ban is over

Social media ban is over

Srinagar: After a period of a month, the government on Friday lifted the ban on social media in Kashmir. Home secretary RK Goyal confirmed that the ban stands revoked. The government had banned 22 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube for a month in Kashmir valley. Telecom service providers were  directed to […]

Police department stumped as 55 candidates ignore job offer

Police department stumped as 55 candidates ignore job offer

Srinagar: The police department is surprised, and a little apoplectic, that after thousands of Kashmiri youth lining up for its recruitment drives, and at a time of widespread unemployment, 55 candidates chosen as wireless operators in the police department on January 19, 2017, have not turned up for joining duties. A senior police official said […]

Witness statements not of ‘much use’ in case of 11-yr-old’s killing by BSF troops

Witness statements not of ‘much use’ in case of 11-yr-old’s killing by BSF troops

Srinagar: Batamaloo Station House Officer Pervaiz Ahmad has told Kashmir Reader that the witness statements recorded in the case of 11-year-old Sajad Ahmad’s killing by Border Security Force troops at Batamaloo on April 15, are not of “much use”. He said the police had recorded statements of three witnesses so far. “They (witnesses) couldn’t justify […]

CPEC won’t affect our stand on Kashmir: China

CPEC won’t affect our stand on Kashmir: China

Beijing: China on Thursday downplayed a UN report that cautioned that the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor could ignite “geo-political” tensions with India, saying it is an economic project and will not affect Beijing’s stand on the Kashmir issue In an exhaustive report on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the UN’s Economic and […]

Mehbooba urges completion of flood protection works

Mehbooba urges completion of flood protection works

SRINAGAR: The cabinet subcommittee to monitor the dredging and completion of comprehensive flood management works on River Jhelum headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti held its first meeting here Friday. Mehbooba underscored the need for urgent completion of the flood protection works on the river in view of the coming rainy season. The subcommittee reviewed […]

Shutdown, protests again on Mehbooba’s visit to Kelam

Shutdown, protests again on Mehbooba’s visit to Kelam

Mohammad Suhail                                                                                          Kulgam: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited Kelam village in Kulgam district on Thursday after more than six months and like her previous visit in December, a complete shutdown was observed in the area along with stone-pelting of government troops. Mehbooba also faced sloganeering from flood victims in the village, who asked her to […]

Mehbooba tours Kulgam district

Mehbooba tours Kulgam district

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday visited various parts of Kulgam district where she listened to people’s problems and issued on-spot directions for redress. The chief minister visited Kellam, Qazigund, Devsar, Mir Bazaar, Your Khushipora, and conducted an extensive tour of Kund area. At Qazigund, the chief minister interacted with a large number of […]

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