Over 1,200 flee Myanmar to take refuge in Mizoram

Over 1,200 flee Myanmar to take refuge in Mizoram

Aizawl: Over 1,200 people from Myanmar’s restive Arakan state have crossed the border and taken shelter in neighbouring Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district, officials said Saturday. The people who crossed over yesterday are mostly Buddhists and Christians and speak the same tribal language as the locals. They fled their homes after the Myanmarese Army clashed with the […]

Education officer suspended in Kishtwar district

Education officer suspended in Kishtwar district

Kishtwar: A deputy chief education officer (DCEO) was suspended and an inquiry was ordered against him for allegedly creating hindrances in election- related works in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said Saturday. DCEO, Kishtwar, Javed Ahmad Kitchloo was placed under suspension pending an inquiry by District Election Officer Angrez Singh Rana yesterday, they said. […]

Swine flu kills 8th person in Kashmir

Swine flu kills 8th person in Kashmir

Srinagar: A swine flu victim who was admitted in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura died on Saturday taking the death toll of confirmed H1N1 patients to 8, official sources said. “One female patient 72-years-old expired today as a case of Carcinoma Esophagus with Sepsis and tested positive for H1N1 also,” a spokesperson of […]

4 killed, 15 injured in targeted attack in Pakistan

4 killed, 15 injured in targeted attack in Pakistan

Karachi: At least four people were killed and 15 others injured Saturday in a targeted attack on security forces in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, officials said, the latest attack on security personnel in the restive region. The attackers targeted a security forces’ vehicle on Sariab Road area in the provincial capital Quetta, police officials said. Four […]

‘Hindus should beget four children till UCC is implemented’

‘Hindus should beget four children till UCC is implemented’

Udupi (K’taka): A senior Hindu seer Saturday said Hindus must bear at least four children till the Uniform Civil Code is implemented to check “demographic imbalance”. Swami Govindadev Giriji Maharaj of Bharat Mata Mandir in Haridwar said the two-child policy should not be restricted to Hindus alone, noting that India had lost those territories wherever […]

Man accused of killing elderly father arrested in Ramban

Man accused of killing elderly father arrested in Ramban

Banihal: Nov 25 (PTI) A 31-year-old man, who brutally killed his elderly father, was arrested from a forest area in Ramban district, a police officer said Saturday. Nazir Ahmad had fled from the scene after attacking his 70-year-old father, Abdul Majeed, with an axe in Chabba Dhamote village during an argument over some family issue […]

Mehbooba continues her ‘public outreach’ program, reaches Kulgam

Mehbooba continues her ‘public outreach’ program, reaches Kulgam

Kulgam: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday reached Kulgam in south Kashmir in her “public outreach program”, official sources said. They said that Mehbooba was meeting people and since morning met at least 56 delegations. “People are coming with basic issues including that of water and electricity and on-spot directions are being issued in this regard,” […]

Delhi Police employs less than 4 pc minority members: Report

Delhi Police employs less than 4 pc minority members: Report

New Delhi: The Delhi Police, having a strength of around 80,000 personnel, employs less than four per cent of members from minority communities in its ranks, according to a report by the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC). The annual report, released by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday, also shows that Muslims, the largest minority group in […]

Dhoni in Uri, interacts with budding cricketers

Dhoni in Uri, interacts with budding cricketers

Srinagar: Former India captain M S Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, interacted with budding cricketers in the Uri town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and emphasised on the need to focus on fitness. “Lt Col (Hony) Mahendra Singh #Dhoni interacting with budding cricketers of #Uri town; a life […]

Sopore-Bandipora road blocked to protest power, water shortage

Sopore-Bandipora road blocked to protest power, water shortage

Srinagar: Residents of Warpora in north Kashmir Saturday took to streets to protest against prolonged power outrages and water shortages in the area. Reports suggest that protesting residents blocked Sopore-Bandipora road at Warpora to register their protest against water and power crisis in the area since weeks together. Local sources informed Kashmir Reader that protestors […]

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