Mother-son duo killed after mosque minaret collapses in UP

Balrampur (UP): A mother-son duo was killed and two others injured in UP when minaret of a mosque fell on an adjacent house during the thunderstorm which struck the town, police said today. The incident took place last night when Mehrunissa (28) and her son Munir (3) were sleeping in the their house in Dulhindeh […]

Drubgam gunfight underway, forces press helicopters in service

Drubgam gunfight underway, forces press helicopters in service

Srinagar: At least 4 protesting youth sustained bullet injuries while clashing with government forces near the gunfight site at Brubgam in south Kashmir’s Puwama district on Monday. The injured are being treated at local hospitals except one who was shifted to District Hospital Pulwama, sources said. They said that those treated locally have bullet injuries […]

JK Cabinet Reshuffle: Speaker, 7 others sworn in as ministers

Jammu, Apr 30 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta and seven others were today sworn in as ministers in the state’s PDP-BJP government led by Mehbooba Mufti. Gupta will be the new deputy chief minister in place of Nirmal Singh, who submitted his resignation last night, officials said. The new BJP faces sworn […]

JK Cabinet reshuffle: PDP brings in Kahalil Bandh, Ashraf Mir

JK Cabinet reshuffle: PDP brings in Kahalil Bandh, Ashraf Mir

Jammu: PDP on Monday included Mohammad Khalil Bandh and Mohammad Ashraf Mir into the list of ministers. Both the lawmakers respectively from south Kashmir and Srinagar were sworn in ny the Jammu and Kashmir Governoer N N Vohra. Kavinder Gupta of BJP also took the oath as new deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir. He […]

JK Cabinet reshuffle: BJP brings in five new faces

JK Cabinet reshuffle: BJP brings in five new faces

Jammu: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inducted five new faces in the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet on Monday. Assembly speaker and BJP leader Kavinder Gupta has been sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Satpal Sharma, Rajiv Jasrotia, Devinder Kumar Maniyal and Shakti Raj were sworn-in as ministers for the state. Kavinder Gupta […]

JK Cabinet reshuffle: Governor accepts resignations of five ministers

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Monday accepted the resignations of Nirmal Singh (BJP), Abdul Haq Khan (PDP), Sunil Sharma (BJP), Bali Bhagat (BJP), and Priya Sethi (BJP), official sources said. As reported earlier, some new legislators will be inducted as ministers of the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government in Jammu and […]

Death toll in Kabul suicide blasts rises to 21

Kabul: At least 21 people were killed, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai and three other journalists, when two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul early today, the health ministry has confirmed. At least 27 people were wounded and rushed to hospital, where some are in critical condition, spokesman Wahid Majroh told Tolo news, warning […]

Drubgam gunfight: Eight civilians injured in clashes

Drubgam gunfight: Eight civilians injured in clashes

Srinagar: Soon after the gunfight in Brubgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, a large number of youth pelted rocks and tried to proceed towards the encounter site. The police and paramilitary forces used tear smoke shells, pellet firing and fired some aerial shots to disperse them, GNS reported and adding at least […]

Drubgam gunfight: Two Army soldiers injured

Drubgam gunfight: Two Army soldiers injured

Srinagar: Two army soldiers including an officer were injured in an ongoing encounter at Drubgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. Official sources told news agency GNS that in the initial exchange of firing two army men of 44 RR including an army major sustained injuries and were evacuated to 92 base military […]

At least 6 including Journalist killed in Kabul explosions

At least 6 including Journalist killed in Kabul explosions

Kabul: Double explosions targeted central Kabul today morning, killing at least six people, including a journalist, and wounding 14, authorities said. Five people were killed by the initial blast and 11 wounded, according to Mohammad Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance service. The first explosion was soon followed by another. Police officer Jan Agha said […]