Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that security forces had established dominance over terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was firm that armed militancy must end in the border state. He said the Kashmir issue had become complicated because of cross-border support to terrorists and also because of local groups. […]

PDP worker shot dead in Dialgam

PDP worker shot dead in Dialgam

A worker of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead on Saturday afternoon by suspected militants in Dialgam area of Anantnag district. The slain has been identified as 50-year-old Muhammad Ishaq Parray, son of Abdul Gani, a resident of Ugjan village in Dialgam area,

Another army garrison established in Shopian

Another army garrison established in Shopian

Shopian: The army on Saturday set up a new garrison at Chilipora village in Sugan hamlet of Shopian district. Chilipora village is situated in the north-east, some 14 kilometers from the district headquarters. This is the third garrison that the army has established in Shopian district in the past three months. On June 20, the […]

Clashes follow Lelhari’s funeral in Pulwama

Clashes follow Lelhari’s funeral in Pulwama

Anantnag: Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Ayub Ahmad Lone alias Lelhari, at his ancestral village Lelhar in Pulwama district on Thursday. Lone was killed in an ambush by government forces Wednesday evening in Banderpora area of Pulwama after a brief exchange of fire which also left a policeman […]

Funeral prayers at IUST for student-turned-militant

Funeral prayers at IUST for student-turned-militant

Srinagar: A funeral prayer in absentia was held on Thursday at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) in Awantipora, for former engineering student turned militant, Irfan Sheikh. Sources in the university told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of students attended the funeral prayers, following which they held protests within the university campus. “The students […]

Two militants killed in Gurez

Two militants killed in Gurez

Bandipora: Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight near the dam site in Bhim Nallah area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. An encounter started between militants and army in forest area of Gurez on late Wednesday evening. Official sources said that the army had launched a massive search operation on Wednesday evening […]

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Lashkar commander Ayub Lelhari killed in Pulwama

Pulwama: District commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Ayub Lelhari, was killed Wednesday evening in an ambush laid by government forces, here in Banderpora area of Pulwama district. A policeman of the special operations group (SOG) was also injured in gunfire and is being treated at the Air Force base in Koil. Director General of Police […]

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