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 […]

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

Srinagar: After grilling seven Hurriyat Conference leaders in New Delhi, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) returned to Srinagar and raided at least 12 new locations in Kashmir on Wednesday. The raids were conducted in Srinagar, Kupwara and Pulwama districts. They began in the morning. Sources said that a team of NIA sleuths raided […]

Modi’s statement on Kashmir very good: Yashwant Sinha

Modi’s statement on Kashmir very good: Yashwant Sinha

Srinagar: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has termed the recent statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Kashmir as a positive step towards dialogue. “We presented a report to the Union government in which we said that dialogue was the only way forward to solve Kashmir,” Sinha, who arrived in Srinagar as part of a […]

Regional peace linked to resolution of Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Regional peace linked to resolution of Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday said that regional peace and progress was directly linked to the resolution of all outstanding matters, including the “core issue” of Jammu and Kashmir. This was stated at the first National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. During the meeting, the internal and external security […]

‘Hurriyat represents sentiments of Kashmiris’

‘Hurriyat represents sentiments of Kashmiris’

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Wednesday said the “propaganda” against pro-resistance leadership needs to be resisted in all forms as Hurriyat represents the sacrifices, sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris. He, however, said Hurriyat leadership “must not say any such thing that could bail out (prime minister) Narendra Modi […]

Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Srinagar: Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone throwing incidents in Kashmir, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said Wednesday. The DG said strategy, training and new SOPs had been formulated. “Using non-lethal ammunition mostly, we along with JK police have devised a […]

Clashes, curfew-like scenes mark August 15

Clashes, curfew-like scenes mark August 15

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Srinagar while a complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on August 15, India’s Independence Day. Since morning, hundreds of police and paramilitary men, in riot gear, were deployed in Srinagar to thwart any untoward incident. The troops erected checkpoints and laid concertina wires in both uptown and downtown areas […]

On first anniversary, Aripanthan villagers recall the cold-blooded murder of four youngsters

On first anniversary, Aripanthan villagers recall the cold-blooded murder of four youngsters

Aripanthan: A pall of gloom has again descended on Aripanthan village of central district Budgam as the villagers recalled the mayhem caused by the indiscriminate firing by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force troopers exactly a year ago. On August 15, some protesting villagers blocked the road that hampered a local middle-rung officer’s journey to […]

Mehbooba has waged war on Kashmiris: Geelani

Mehbooba has waged war on Kashmiris: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday accused the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti of facilitating the “genocide” of Kashmiris and said the graph of civilian killings in State is increasing after “threatening” statements issued by Indian leaders. He also condemned the continuous detention of resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam […]