Shutdown in Kashmir on army’s landing anniversary

Srinagar: Normal life was disrupted today in Kashmir due to a shutdown called by various resistance groups in protest against the landing of army in the Valley on this day in 1947. Shops and other business establishments like petrol pumps and private offices in the summer capital here remained closed while only skeletal transport services were […]

Widow’s murder sparks protest in Baramulla

Baramulla: Protests broke out this afternoon in this north Kashmir township after a widow was stabbed to death by unknown persons. Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that dozens of members of Sikh community joined by Muslims, staged protests at Nanak Bhawan here, hours after a woman was murdered by unknown persons in Kanli Bagh area of […]

Over 300 dead in Pakistan-Afghanistan quake

Islamabad: Over 300 people are confirmed to have been killed a day after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Pakistan and Afghanistan as rescuers scrambled to deliver relief aid to victims. The death toll in the quake – the strongest in 10 years – in Pakistan has now risen to 237 from the earlier figure of […]

NYC to call off hunger strike after Mehbooba’s assurance

Srinagar: After remaining on huger strike for nearly two months, the members of National Youth Corps (NYC) are all set to call off their protests today. The NYC members, who have been on hunger strike for 58 continuous days to protest against non-implementation of Cabinet Order regarding their adjustments in various government departments, have decided […]

Hizb militants laid to rest in south Kashmir, thousands attend funerals

Bilal Habib Pulwama: Thousands of people today participated in the the funeral prayers of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, who were killed in a gunfight with government forces on Monday. Since early morning, hundreds of people from Gadoora, Newa, Eshmandur, Wahibug, Zadoora, Gusoo, Loswani and other adjoining areas assembled in Karimabad, the native village of Hizb […]

Quake stronger than the killer 2005 temblor shakes J&K

Quake stronger than the killer 2005 temblor shakes J&K

2 women die of cardiac failure in Valley, 11 injured; govt assessing damage to property SRINAGAR: A 7.7 intensity earthquake, stronger than the one that created havoc in 2005, rattled the state on Monday. Two women died of cardiac arrest, possibly caused by the panic, in the Valley, while a teenager died in Jammu. The […]

Government has plan, but it was not ready

SRINAGAR: The strong earthquake on Monday confirmed what the grapevine had been saying in the aftermath of the devastating flood in 2014: the government is not prepared to handle a disaster like an earthquake or a flood. Nearly a year after the flood, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed approved a ‘Disaster Management Plan’, which called […]

More than 249 killed in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Islamabad: A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck in northern Afghanistan and has been felt in a large area from northern India to Pakistan with scores of people killed across the region. The US Geological Survey put the epicentre of Monday’s quake near Jarm in Afghanistan’s northeast, 250km from the capital Kabul and at a depth […]

Waiting For Calamity?

For an earthquake of the magnitude that hit the whole region on Monday afternoon, we should be thankful there was no significant damage to life and property (though some reports said two women had died due to cardiac arrest) in Kashmir. Despite the rising death toll in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with some international agencies putting […]

2 militants, soldier killed in Pulwama gunfight

Anantnag: Two militants and a soldier were killed in a gunfight in Drubgam village of Pulwama district on Monday evening. The gunfight started at about 5:30 pm after the army’s 44 RR and special operations group of police besieged the village after receiving inputs about the presence of the militants. The forces closed in on […]

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