Labourer dies while clearing snow in Gurez

A labourer belonging to the HCC died in Gurez Thursday while clearing snow. The labourer was clearing snow for the vehicles near the Dam site in Malikpora near Kanzalwan, sources said. 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro power project is in its last phase in the area. Identity of the labourer was not immediately known.

PDP leader calls for talks with Pak, separatists

Srinagar: A senior leader of the ruling PDP in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday urged the New Delhi to address the issues troubling the state by resuming dialogue with “all the stakeholders” including separatists, and with Pakistan. New Delhi must address issues concerning the state with a sense of urgency, sincerity and seriousness by resuming talks […]

Locals joining militancy not a happy situation: Gen Rawat

New Delhi: Plans are on the anvil to bring in a shift in the counter-insurgency strategy in Kashmir in which “false” propaganda inspiring youth to take up arms will be targeted rather than individuals alone, says new Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat. He is also concerned at the rising number of Kashmiri youth joining militancy. […]

Aziz writes to new UN Secy-Gen on Kashmir issue

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has sent a letter to new UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres, saying it is responsibility of the UN to play its role for the “just and durable” settlement of the outstanding issue of Kashmir, Pak Foreign Office said Thursday. Aziz also noted in the letter that the […]

Gold worth Rs 3 crore looted in Chhattisgarh

Korba: A gang of armed robbers made away with around 12.8 kg gold worth around Rs 3 crore and 1.30 lakh cash from a gold loan firm in Chhattisgarh s Surguja district, police said Thursday. As many as five masked men broke into a branch of the Manappuram Gold Loans firm at Brahma Road in […]

Fire breaks out in Srinagar CRPF camp

Srinagar: Fire broke out in a CRPF camp at Karan Nagar in Srinagar on Thursday. Local sources said that clouds of smoke were seen raising suddenly from the camp resulting in panic. Fire and emergency personnel were on job to douse the flames when reports last came in.

Kashmir event ‘banned’ at Calcutta Club

Srinagar: An event titled “The saga of Balochistan and Kashmir” has been denied permission by the reputed Calcutta Club due to alleged pressure from the West Bengal state administration and the Kolkata Police, reports said on Thursday. The event which was scheduled for January 7 evening at the Calcutta Club was scrapped at the last […]

2016 one of bloodiest years for forces in J-K

Srinagar: 2016 turned out to be one of the bloodiest years for government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s history though they managed to kill some top militant commanders including Hizbul Mujahideen’s Burhan Wani. Wani was the poster boy of militancy in the Valley and attracted many youth to Hizbul Mujahideen and his killing was seen […]

Nawaz praises Burhan, calls him ‘martyr’

Srinagar: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday praised slain militant commander, Burhan Wani and reiterated his condemnation of Indian “repression” in Kashmir. The Fresh Pak remarks are likely to re-ignite tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. AS per reports addressing a Kashmir conference held in Pak capital Islamabad, Sharif referred to 22-year-old Burhan Wani, whose killing […]

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