Army chief to visit J&K today

Army chief to visit J&K today

Jammu: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to visit forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC), Defence Ministry officials said. General Rawat would also chair a security review meeting. “After chairing the security review meeting, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is likely to visit some […]

Militants attack force’s party in south Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants on Thursday late evening attacked an army party in south Kashmir’s Shopian district injuring two soldiers, sources said. They said that the incident took place in Materbugh village of Shopian when an army party of 62 RR was moving in the area. Reinforcement was immediately rushed and search operation was started, sources said.

NIA summons Geelani’s elder son

NIA summons Geelani’s elder son

New Delhi: Widening its probe, the NIA on Thursday issued summons to Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s elder son Nayeem Geelani, asking him to appear before it for questioning on Monday in connection with its probe in the alleged terror funding case. A surgeon by profession, Nayeem had returned from Pakistan in 2010 after […]

‘Al-Qaida-linked cell’ announces Zakir Musa its head

‘Al-Qaida-linked cell’ announces Zakir Musa its head

Srinagar: “An al-Qaida-affiliated propaganda channel” has announced popular militant commander, Zakir Musa as the head of a newly created cell in Kashmir, The Guardian reported on Thursday. Zakir, 23, is the leading figure among a new generation of militants who have exploited social media. According to the report published in The Guradian, Zakir has been […]

Noted writer Arundhati Roy on course of second Booker Prize

Noted writer Arundhati Roy on course of second Booker Prize

Srinagar: Arundhati Roy, who won the prize in 1997 for “The God of Small Things,” is in the running again with her long-awaited second novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.” The 13 books announced Thursday were chosen from 144 novels submitted by publishers, reports said. Founded in 1969 and originally open only to writers from […]

Unknown vehicle hits and kills man in Ganderbal

Unknown vehicle hits and kills man in Ganderbal

Sheikh Anees Ganderbal: A middle aged man was killed after an unknown vehicle hit him at Ahan Ganderbal on Srinagar-Leh highway on Thursday. Officials said that Abdul Rashid Mir (55) S/O Ghulam Mohammad Mir, a farmer was killed after an unknown vehicle hit him in his locality and fled from the spot. Locals said that […]

NC holds protest against price hike, civilian killings

NC holds protest against price hike, civilian killings

Srinagar: The opposition National Conference (NC) Thursday held a massive protest demonstration against price hike, civilian killings and day today restrictions in down town areas of Srinagar. Raising anti-government slogans hundreds of NC workers, led by senior party leader Ali Muhammad Sagar, were holding placards and banners. They started their march from party headquarter Nawa-e-Subh. […]

Three militants killed along LoC in north Kashmir: Army

Three militants killed along LoC in north Kashmir: Army

Srinagar: Army on Thursday said that its troops killed three militants who were trying to infiltrate from Gurez sector along the LoC in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Defence PRO Col Rajesh Kalia said that three infiltrators were killed in an ongoing operation along the LoC. “It was an infiltration bid which was foiled,” he added.

Nitish Kumar back as Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar back as Bihar CM

Patna: Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as partner of his Janata Dal-United, within 24 hours of quitting the Grand Alliance. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office to Nitish Kumar at the Raj Bhavan. Nitish Kumar unexpectedly resigned yesterday, but hours later joined hands […]

RBI stops printing Rs 2000 notes; focus on Rs 500 notes

RBI stops printing Rs 2000 notes; focus on Rs 500 notes

Srinagar: The Reserve Bank of India has stopped printing Rs 2000 notes and instead ramped up the printing of new batches of Rs 500 notes, according to media reports on Thursday. The central bank is also set to introduce new note of denomination Rs 200 next month. The Reserve Bank of India has not yet […]

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