Shopian shuts to mourn driver’s killing

Shopian shuts to mourn driver’s killing

Raashid Hassan SHOPIAN: A shutdown was observed in Shopian to mourn the killing of civilian driver, who was ferrying soldiers in his cab yesterday when militants attacked them during military crackdown in the district. All the business establishments were closed while public transport was off the roads. In the morning, youth threw government forces with […]

Counter-insurgency grid working to regain control in south Kashmir

Counter-insurgency grid working to regain control in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As the ground situation in Kashmir continues to slip out of the grip of government forces, the counter-insurgency establishment is apprehensive of a possible escalation in offensives by militants. Bank robberies and attacks on government forces in south Kashmir also forced the Election Commission to cancel by-elections for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency. Sources said […]

Anantnag by-poll cancelled; Yatra among reasons

Anantnag by-poll cancelled; Yatra among reasons

Srinagar: After being in force for more than a month, the model code of conduct (MCC) ended on Tuesday in four districts of south Kashmir after the Election Commission of India (ECI) “rescinded” its notifications for the parliamentary by-poll in Anantnag constituency, scheduled on May 25. The poll body has declared all actions and steps […]

Arrest spree in Budgam in polling day violence aftermath

Arrest spree in Budgam in polling day violence aftermath

Budgam: In aftermath of protests on April 9, when polling was held for Srinagar constituency of the Indian parliament, police arrested 24 youth from different areas of the Budgam district. Police said that 19 of them have been granted bail while five are still behind the bars. Eight persons were killed and scores of others […]

Vohra meets Rajnath in Delhi

Vohra meets Rajnath in Delhi

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday met home minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the issues concerning the state especially the law and order situation. During the 40-minute meeting, Singh and Vohra reviewed the ground situation in the valley and the steps taken to control it. Issues like infiltration from across […]

Civilian killed in grenade attack

Civilian killed in grenade attack

SRINAGAR: A civilian was killed while four others, including three policemen were injured on Sunday evening in a grenade blast in Srinagar’s Khanyar area, police said. A police official said suspected militants lobbed a grenade at police station Khanyar around 7:30 pm. The attack resulted in wounding of policemen and pedestrians. “A civilian riding a […]

Shutdown against civilian killing in Kashmir

Shutdown against civilian killing in Kashmir

Kupwara: A shutdown was observed in Kashmir on Sunday against the killing of a civilian by army in Kupwara. The shutdown call was issued by joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. All business establishments remained closed both due to Sunday as well as strike in protest against […]