JRL calls for ‘Shopian Challo’ on Friday

JRL calls for ‘Shopian Challo’ on Friday

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday called for “Shopian Challo” on Friday to protest against the recent civilian killings and express solidarity with the bereaved families. Three youth were shot dead in army firing in Ganowpora village of the south Kashmir district on […]

Mehbooba denounces call for separate state for Muslims

Mehbooba denounces call for separate state for Muslims

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday denounced a demand to have a separate state for Muslims, in an apparent reference to a top cleric’s suggestion made yesterday. “J&K was neither a party to the partition of our country nor did we support division on religious lines. We as a state opted for […]

Delhi Court rejects Shabir Shah’s bail plea

Delhi Court rejects Shabir Shah’s bail plea

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday rejected the bail plea of Kashmiri Pro-freedom leader Shabir Shah in a 2007 money laundering case related to alleged terror financing. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma, who had in August last year denied the relief to Shah citing the ongoing probe, dismissed his fresh bail plea. In his bail […]

Ghani refuses to take Pakistan PM’s phone call

Ghani refuses to take Pakistan PM’s phone call

Srinagar: President Ashraf Ghani has not taken a phone call from Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who had phoned in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan, media reports said on Wednesday. As per reports Abbasi called Ghani on Tuesday night to pass on his condolences but Ghani refused to take his […]

Trump signs order to keep infamous Guantanamo prison open

Trump signs order to keep infamous Guantanamo prison open

Washington: President Donald Trump today signed an executive order to keep open the controversial US prison at Guantanamo Bay, paving the way to transfer new terror detainees to the infamous facility in Cuba. Trump announced the move during his first State of the Union address, reversing his predecessor Barack Obama’s decision to close the controversial […]

Five rounds of funeral prayers offered for Shopian slain youth

Five rounds of funeral prayers offered for Shopian slain youth

Srinagar: Five rounds of funeral prayers were Wednesday offered Wednesday for the civilian Shopian youth who passed away earlier in the day. Riyees Ahmad Ganie was injured in army firing in Ganowpora village of Shopian on January 27 alongwith two more youths namely Javed Ahmad and Suhail Lone who had died on spot. He succumbed […]

Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir districts

Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir districts

Srinagar: A government agency Wednesday issued an avalanche warning in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir for next 24 hours, shortly after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region jolted parts of north India. The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment has “informed that medium danger avalanche warning of level-3 exists in higher reaches […]

2 labourers buried in landslide in Samba; rescued

2 labourers buried in landslide in Samba; rescued

Jammu: Two labourers were trapped when a landslide took place during digging to lay cables along the Mansar road in the mountainous belt of Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district and were rescued later, police said today. The labourers, of a private company, were digging a 5- feet deep canal to lay cables, suddenly there was […]

Body of army soldier recovered from Chenab in Jammu

Body of army soldier recovered from Chenab in Jammu

Jammu: The body of an Army soldier, who had gone missing after being washed away by the Chenab during an exercise earlier this month, has been recovered from the river in a border area of Jammu district, police said Wednesday. Mandeep Singh, from Punjab, drowned in the river at Doomi in Akhnoor sector of Jammu […]

Two killed in road accident in J&K’s Samba

Two killed in road accident in J&K’s Samba

Jammu: Two persons, including a woman, riding on a motorcycle were killed Wednesday after being hit by a truck on the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said. The driver of the truck, bearing a registration number of Punjab, abandoned the vehicle after the accident. Efforts were on to […]

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