3 youths mowed down by army crane in Kud

P S Bali Jammu: Three motorcycle borne youths were killed after an army crane ran over them in Kud town of Udhampur district this morning, a police official said. Around 9:00 am, the trio were on a motorbike(JK02T-7203) when an army recovery crane (09P023710W) hit them near Kud injuring them critically, he said. The injured […]

Geeta returns home from Pakistan after 15 years

New Delhi: Nearly 15 years after she accidentally crossed over to Pakistan, Geeta, a deaf-mute girl whose story has touched people on both sides of the border, returned here today. Pakistan International Airlines flight PK 272 carrying 23-year-old Geeta from Karachi landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 1030 hours where she was given […]

Shutdown continues in Anantnag over arrests of youth

Anantnag: A shutdown is being observed in several areas of this south Kashmir township against the arrest of youths on charges of stone pelting. Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that the otherwise busy market places like Lal Chowk, Mattan Chowk, Dangerpora, Reshi Bazar and Sher Bagh wear a deserted look, as a spontaneous shutdown is being […]

Cross LoC bus suspended due to landslides, shooting stones

Baramulla: The cross-LoC bus service was today suspended due to incessant rains that triggered landslides in the frontier Uri town of this north Kashmir district. Sub-divisional magistrate Uri, Showkat Ahmad Rather told Kashmir Reader that the service has been suspended due to heavy rainfall that triggered landslides and shooting stones along the hilly stretch. The […]

Pak targets 30 BoPs, hamlets in Samba, Kathua sectors: BSF

Jammu: Pakistan targeted 30 border outposts and several hamlets today with mortar bombs and heavy machine guns in Samba and Kathua districts injuring a civilian, Border Security Force (BSF) said today. “Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on BSF posts along the IB in Samba and Kathua districts from 1900 hours last night,” a BSF officer […]

Madras HC suggests castration for child rape

Madurai: A Madras High Court bench here has suggested to the Centre to consider castrating those who abused children sexually as the present law is “ineffective” in dealing with such criminals. Justice N Kirubakaran in a strongly worded judgement said the “present law is ineffective in dealing with such criminals and judiciary could not keep its […]

Israel arrests over 1,000 Palestinians this month

Ramallah: Israel has arrested more than 1,000 Palestinians and Arab Israelis since the October 1 surge in violence, the Palestinian Prisoners Club said. Most of them were young men and women, the Ramallah-based aid group said. The most arrests — 221 — occurred in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, a regular flashpoint where some […]

Inaction Replay?

With the season’s first snowfall in Kashmir and one of its several inevitable consequences – the closure of the Valley’s only surface supply line – is the region set to go through a familiar cycle, more so when shortages and accompanying rise in prices, invariably artificially created, have been turned into an integral part of […]

For third consecutive day, RSS takes out arms parades in Jammu

For third consecutive day, RSS takes out arms parades in Jammu

Assembly speaker, many BJP legislators participate; activists perform ‘Shastra Puja’; police say no reports of arms worship P S BALI Jammu: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists carried guns and swords during rallies and also performed ‘shashtra puja (worship of arms)’ in Jammu on Sunday while celebrating the Sangh’s 90th foundation day. A regional RSS leader, Purshotam […]

Ellahi Bagh residents protest desecration of the Quran

Ellahi Bagh residents protest desecration of the Quran

Srinagar: Amid a spontaneous shutdown, protests erupted in Ellahi Bagh on Sunday after pages of the Quran were strewn on the road in the area last night allegedly by some vehicle-borne persons. Shops were shut while traffic was off the roads in the area. Early morning, protestors hit the roads, blocked the road with wooden […]

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