After south, flood alert issued in central Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday declared floods in Srinagar and other districts of central Kashmir as Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 19-ft. Meanwhile, the students of Kashmir University who are appearing in examinations today reiterated appeal to the varsity to postpone the paper as has been done by the Directorate of School Education. The authorities […]

‘A silent boy with a rebellious nature’

‘A silent boy with a rebellious nature’

PAMPORE: Dr Abdul Gani Khan was busy at work in district hospital Pulwama, tending to the injured who were being brought continuously from Chatpora area of the town where intense clashes were going on between protesters and government forces. Suddenly, among the injured, he saw his son. Medical Superintendent of the district hospital, Dr Abdul […]

Militant killed in Kupwara forest, search on for others

Militant killed in Kupwara forest, search on for others

Kupwara: A non-local militant was killed by government forces in an overnight gunfight in Trehgam forest area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the army said on Friday. Official sources said that army and other government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the upper reaches of Trehgam forests on Thursday evening. When the forces […]

Two injured by pellets, surgery fails to save eyesight

Two injured by pellets, surgery fails to save eyesight

Srinagar: At least two persons injured by pellets that were fired by police in Pulwama district on Friday were admitted to SMHS Hospital and underwent surgery. One of them has lost eyesight in one eye. According to officials, Irfan Ahmad and Ashiq Ahmad from Pulwama are undergoing treatment at SMHS Hospital following the serious pellet […]

Army operating with people-friendly rules: Gen Rawat

Army operating with people-friendly rules: Gen Rawat

New Delhi: Days after imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General Bipin Rawat Friday said army was operating with “people-friendly” rules of engagement in the Valley. “Our basic purpose is to go after terrorists who create violence and disturbance in the Valley. Our aim is not to cause inconvenience to civilian […]

As his Kashmiri advisor, Governor picks Khurshid Ganai

As his Kashmiri advisor, Governor picks Khurshid Ganai

SRINAGAR: A day after he quit as chief information commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai was appointed advisor to Governor NN Vohra on Friday. Ganai will be serving as advisor to the Governor for the second time during Vohra’s term. When government formation was delayed after Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s death in 2016, Vohra picked Ganai as an […]

Grenade attack on army in Shopian leaves 3 soldiers injured

Grenade attack on army in Shopian leaves 3 soldiers injured

Shopian: Three soldiers of the army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) were injured with splinters after militants lobbed a grenade on them at Ahgam village in Shopian district on Friday. The attack took place near the Army Good Will School, which is adjacent to an army camp. A police official said that militants, believed to be […]