North Kashmir: Army claims infiltration bid foiled in Tangdhar sector

North Kashmir: Army claims infiltration bid foiled in Tangdhar sector

Srinagar: An infiltration bid aided by the Pakistan Army has been foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the Army said Sunday. The Army responded strongly to the ceasefire violation and the infiltration attempt. “There was an infiltration attempt by militants and ceasefire violation by Pakistan […]

Militants shoot dead cop, flee with his rifle in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Militants shoot dead cop, flee with his rifle in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Shopian: Militants on Sunday morning shot dead a cop before fleeing with his service rifle in this south Kashmir district. Early morning, a group of militants appeared outside the police station Shopian here and fired shots at the cop manning the main gate injuring him critically, official sources told Kashmir Reader. The militants hurriedly left […]

Qureshi raises Kashmir issue at UNGA, says it is impacting peace efforts between India, Pak

Qureshi raises Kashmir issue at UNGA, says it is impacting peace efforts between India, Pak

United Nations, Sep 29: Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly on Saturday, saying the “unresolved dispute” is impacting achieving durable peace between India and Pakistan and remains a “blot on the conscience of humanity”. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, addressing the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN […]

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami reaches 420

Palu (Indonesia): The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has reached 420, state media said Sunday, as rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region and survivors helped to retrieve the remains of those killed. The official Antara agency quoted the head of the national disaster agency giving […]

Syria calls on US, French, Turkish forces to withdraw immediately

Syria calls on US, French, Turkish forces to withdraw immediately

United Nations: Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as “occupying forces” and demanded that they leave immediately. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also called on Syrian refugees to come home, even though the country’s war is now in its eighth year. Moualem, […]

69 candidates in Valley have no opponent

69 candidates in Valley have no opponent

SRINAGAR: In the ongoing scrutiny of candidates who have filed nominations for municipal elections to be held in October, 1,283 candidates have been cleared in the total 1,145 wards in the state, Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, Shaleen Kabra said here on Saturday. Interestingly, 69 candidates in Kashmir valley will face no opposition, most […]

1 candidate in Beerwah’s 13 wards, total 56 in Budgam’s 72 wards

1 candidate in Beerwah’s 13 wards, total 56 in Budgam’s 72 wards

BUDGAM: A total of 56 candidates have filed nomination papers for elections to six municipal committees in Budgam district, sources in the state electoral office told Kashmir Reader. They said that for the second phase of elections which are going to be held on October 10, a total of 26 candidates have filed nomination papers. […]

BSF soldier’s killing: Rajnath hints India retaliated strongly

BSF soldier’s killing: Rajnath hints India retaliated strongly

Muzaffarnagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has indicated that Indian forces struck hard at Pakistan recently, retaliating to the killing of a BSF soldier at the International Border earlier this month. The minister said he would not reveal the nature of the action by the armed forces but asked people at an event here Friday to […]