Gunfight rages in north Kashmir’s Sopore

Gunfight rages in north Kashmir’s Sopore

Srinagar: An encounter started between militants and government forces at Sagipora forest area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, sources said. Official sources said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation at Sagipora forest following specific inputs about the presence of militants in […]

Ready to pay political price for steps taken for better India: PM

Ready to pay political price for steps taken for better India: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said that he is ready to pay the political price for the steps taken by him for a better India and asserted he would not be deterred. Addressing a gathering in New Delhi, he said his government is committed to developing a development-centric eco system which is free […]

Pakherpora gunfight: Private vehicle set ablaze by protesters

Pakherpora gunfight: Private vehicle set ablaze by protesters

Srinagar: A private Tata Mobile vehicle was set ablaze by protesters at Pakherpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district amid a fierce gun battle between militants and government forces. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that angry protesters burned down the vehicle for allegedly ferrying army soldiers. Meanwhile, clashes between protesters and forces were going on in […]

CISF constable shoots wife, colleague among 3 to death in Kishtwar

CISF constable shoots wife, colleague among 3 to death in Kishtwar

Jammu: A The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Constable on Thursday shot his wife, colleague and wife to death with his service rifle in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. “During wee hours on Thursday at around 0200 hrs, we received an information of a shoot-out in CISF quarters in the NHPC colony in Shalimar […]

US threatens to ‘utterly destroy’ N Korea regime

US threatens to ‘utterly destroy’ N Korea regime

United Nations: The US on Thursday warned the North Korean regime that it would be “utterly destroyed” if a standoff over its missile tests leads to a war and asked all countries to sever economic and diplomatic ties with Pyongyang to curb its nuclear programme. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council […]

Pakherpora gunfight: Civilian injured in clashes

Pakherpora gunfight: Civilian injured in clashes

Srinagar: A civilian was injured after government forces fired live ammunition to disperse the protesters near the gunfight site at Futlipora village in Pakerpora area of Budgam district on Thursday, local sources said. Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted near the encounter site soon after the gunfight stared. Sources said that a youth was […]

Pakherpora gunfight: Clashes erupt near site

Pakherpora gunfight: Clashes erupt near site

Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted near the gunfight site at Futlipora village in Pakerpora area of Budgam district on Thursday, local sources said. They said that forces used tear smoke shells to disperse the stone pelting protesters. Earlier a gunfight between militants and government forces broke out in the central Kashmir village. […]

Cold wave intensifies in J&K

Cold wave intensifies in J&K

Srinagar: A clear night sky has intensified further the cold wave conditions in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Leh is coldest at minus 9.4 degrees Celsius, the Met said. “The night temperatures dropped further today throughout the state. Present cold wave conditions are likely to continue till Sunday or Monday,” a MET department official said. […]

US sold defence equipment worth over $38 bn in 2017: Pentagon

US sold defence equipment worth over $38 bn in 2017: Pentagon

Washington: The United States sold military hardware and equipment worth over USD 38 billion this year, the Pentagon said on Thursday. While a country-wise breakup was not available, according to a State Department official, the sale of military equipment was the maximum in Central Asia and Near East region, which amounted to USD 22 billion. […]

Gunfight breaks out in central Kashmir village

Gunfight breaks out in central Kashmir village

Srinagar: A fierce gunfight between militants and government forces broke out Thursday in central Kashmir, official sources said. The gunfight erupted at village Fultipora, Pakharpora of Budgam district, they said. The gunfight triggered early in Pakharpora area after forces launched an operation, they said. The army, paramilitary and police contingents cordoned off the area on […]