Dozens injured near gunfight site in Kulgam, two referred to Srinagar

Srinagar: Dozens of civilians have suffered injuries during clashes with government forces in Kulgam district of southern Kashmir. Sources said that government forces fired indiscriminately on protesters besides using pellet fires. The forces action left several injured many with bullets. They added that more than six people suffered injuries after an unexploded shell blasted near […]

Civilian killed in blast near encounter site in Kulgam, 5 critically injured referred to Srinagar

Srinagar: Several civilians have suffered injuries near the site of encounter at Laroo in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district where a gunfight raged between government forces and militants leaving three militants dead. Sources said that an unexploded shell blasted leaving several civilians injured. They said that one of the injured civilians succumbed to the injuries. Five […]

Three militants killed in Kulgam gunfight: Police

Srinagar: Three militants have been killed in the ongoing encounter at Laroo village of Kulgam in southern Kashmir. Police sources confirmed the killing of three militants. They said that the identity of the slain militants is being ascertained. two army soldiers have also been injured during the gunfight. Meanwhile reports said that scores of civilians […]

Afghanistan: 67 killed, 126 injured in polling day violence

Srinagar: At least 67 people were killed including 27 civilians, nine members of security forces and 31 insurgents and 126 injured in 193 attacks carried out throughout Afghanistan by the Taliban, who had threatened to target Saturday’s parliamentary elections, which were held three years late. The 193 attacks against security forces and polling centres began […]

Woman dies of electric shock in Budgam village

Budgam: A woman died of electric shock in Khansahib village of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday morning. Sources said that the woman identified as Shafeeqa Bano wife of Fayaz Ahmad Najar, a resident of Hokhlitri village received an electric shock while repairing an electric heater at her residence early today. The woman was immediately […]

Gunfight rages in Kulgam; Mobile services barring BSNL suspended, clashes erupt

Kulgam:  Gunfight raged in Laroo village of Kulgam in southern Kashmir on Sunday morning between government forces and militant.  Reports said that an army soldier was injured in the initial exchange of fire.  Authorities have suspended internet services in the district and have imposed curfew around gunfight site.  Sources said that a joint contingent of […]

BJP wins 43 seats in 75-member JMC

BJP wins 43 seats in 75-member JMC

Jammu: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as clear winner in the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) elections with 43 seats in its kitty, bettering its previous strength of 25 in the 75-member body. The Congress suffered a big loss in the election, winning only 14 seats against its 26 in the 2005 civic polls, election […]

Congress majority in Bandipora

Congress majority in Bandipora

Bandipora: The Congress won 27 of the 42 wards in three municipalities of Bandipora district. The Congress won 12 of the 17 wards in Bandipora Municipality and 5 of the 13 wards in Sumbal Municipality. Further, 10 wards of the total 13 in Hajin Municipality were bagged by Congress uncontested. The other three wards in […]

BJP winner in Bandipora: Computer engineer from humble family

BJP winner in Bandipora: Computer engineer from humble family

Bandipora: A young Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate won from an area considered as a militancy hot-bed in Bandipora district. Tahir Hanif secured a win in Ward 2 by securing 13 votes, his rival Congress candidate receiving zero votes. Donning a black coat, Tahir walked leisurely into the mini-secretariat compound where the counting staff made […]

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