Woman killed in ‘unprovoked firing’ by Indian forces:Pakistan

Islamabad;  Pakistan said on Monday that “unprovoked firing” by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) killed a woman. “Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LOC targeting civil population in Shahkot sector,” Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said. One woman, identified as Asia Bibi, died while nine people were injured […]

Two soldiers die of cardiac arrest in Rajouri

Two soldiers die of cardiac arrest in Rajouri

Jammu: Two army soldiers apparently died of cardiac arrest on Sunday in two separate incidents in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Sunday. Naib-subedar Rajinder Singh was found unconscious by his colleagues inside his barrack at Narian camp in Chingus area of the district, a police official said. He said the soldier was […]

Government working towards fostering new era of development: Guv Malik

Government working towards fostering new era of development: Guv Malik

Jammu: Governor, Satya Pal Malik on Monday said the J&K Budget 2019-20 has laid a progressive roadmap for implementing a series of structural reforms to foster a “new era of development, growth and prosperity in the state”. “The government has enumerated a slew of measures in the budget with adequate financial support to ensure that […]

Several passengers injured after bus turns turtle in Srinagar

Several passengers injured after bus turns turtle in Srinagar

Srinagar: A passenger bus turned turtle at on Nallahmar road at Nawakadal on Monday evening, injuring many passengers. A police official told Kashmir Reader that the incident occurred after 3 pm. He said locals had already taken injured to SMHS hospital where they are being treated upon. A case has been registered and investigation are on, […]

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

Iran says Afghan Taliban were in Tehran for peace talks

Tehran: Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed at bringing an end to 17 years of conflict. Iran has made a more concerted and open push for peace in neighbouring Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump indicated there would […]

Successive govt’s ignored muslim dominated areas of Jammu province: Er Rasheed in Banihal

Successive govt’s ignored muslim dominated areas of Jammu province: Er Rasheed in Banihal

Srinagar: Appealing masses of Chenab valley to support Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) in upcoming elections to “preserve the unique identity and culture of the region and to make an end to politics of exploitation” former lawmaker Er Rasheed has accused successive governments of ignoring the people of Muslim dominated areas of Jammu province. Addressing a […]

Desecration of Jamia Pulpit: Mirwaiz asks people, Ulema to offer Friday prayers at the historic mosque

Desecration of Jamia Pulpit: Mirwaiz asks people, Ulema to offer Friday prayers at the historic mosque

Srinagar: Kashmir’s chief cleric and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said that the coming Friday will be commemorated as Yaum-e-Taqaddus and asked the Ulemas and other religious scholars to reach Jamia Masjid and offer Friday prayers in the historic grand masjid. “The neighbouring mosques of Jamia will remain closed and people from there […]

Mehbooba calls Mirwaiz, condemns desecration of Jamia Masjid that she shut for 18 weeks in 2016

Mehbooba calls Mirwaiz, condemns desecration of Jamia Masjid that she shut for 18 weeks in 2016

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday called Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and condemned the desecration of Jamia Masjid Srinagar. Mehbooba, the former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party, tweeted: Appearance of a few youth with IS flag in Jama Masjid Srinagar is desecration of […]

Entire Nagaland declared ‘disturbed’ for six more months under AFSPA

Entire Nagaland declared ‘disturbed’ for six more months under AFSPA

Srinagar: The entire state of Nagaland has been declared “disturbed area” for six more months, till June-end, under the controversial AFSPA, which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior notice. In a notification, the Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the […]