SC sends four gangrape accused to gallows

SC sends four gangrape accused to gallows

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday confirmed the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 sensational gangrape and murder case, saying it had sent a “tsunami of shock” all over and was a ‘rarest of rare’ case in which the most brutal, barbaric and diabolical attack was carried out […]

JK High Court quashes PSA of 10 prisoners

JK High Court quashes PSA of 10 prisoners

Srinagar: State High Court on Friday quashed the Public Safety Act (PSA) of ten prisoners and directed their immediate release. The said persons were arrested for participating in last year protests and lodged in different jails under PSA. Sources said that those whose PSA was quashed by high court include Mohammad Saleem War of Sopore, […]

Clashes in Sopore, police manhandle media persons

Clashes in Sopore, police manhandle media persons

Sopore: Police on Friday manhandled media persons in north Kashmir’s Sopore town while they were performing their professional duties, reports said. Media persons of different organisations were on job to cover the protests after Friday prayers however police personnel led by SHO Sopore Mudassir Geelani attacked the photojournalists of Varmul post Eeshan Peer and Mohd […]

PIA to suspend Mumbai-Karachi flight from May 11

PIA to suspend Mumbai-Karachi flight from May 11

Mumbai: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), which operates a weekly flight between Mumbai and Karachi, will suspend its service from May 11. The national flag carrier of Pakistan operates the flight on Thursday. “Pakistan International Airlines, in a communication to authorities concerned, has said that its Karachi-Mumbai flight will not be open for sale (bookings) from […]

Governor Vohra meets PM Modi, discusses Kashmir

Governor Vohra meets PM Modi, discusses Kashmir

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday for a discussion over the current security situation in the Kashmir Valley, sources said. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the continuous protests in the Kashmir valley was brought up for discussion, […]

Students protest at Bomai, clash with forces

Students protest at Bomai, clash with forces

Srinagar: Students of Government Higher Secondary School, Bomai Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Friday held massive protests against what they called highhandedness of forces particularly against student community in Kashmir. The protesting students marched raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans and pelted stones on police and forces, local sources said. They said that forces resorted […]

Slain Shopian driver laid to rest amidst shutdown

Srinagar: Slain Sumo driver, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, who was killed after militants attacked army personnel boarding his vehicle in Shopian was Friday laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Kuchdora village of the south district. Earlier, a large number of people participated in Nazir’s funeral prayers. Army had hired his Sumo vehicle yesterday which […]

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest ahead of Friday prayers, sources said. “A contingent of police placed Mirwaiz under house arrest at his Nigeen residence,” Hurriyat (M) spokesperson, Advocate Shahid ul Islam told Kashmir Reader. Mirwaiz was scheduled to lead a protest after Friday prayers as per the program […]

Afghan forces open fire along Pak border, civilian killed, 18 injured

Afghan forces open fire along Pak border, civilian killed, 18 injured

Srinagar: At least one civilian was killed and 18 others injured as the Afghan Border Police opened fire on Pakistani Frontier Corps (FC) personnel in Balochistan’s Chaman area early Friday, DawnNews reported quoted the army’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Four FC Balochistan men are among those injured, report said. Quoting Pak army the report added […]

Live grenade in Red Fort triggers security scare

Live grenade in Red Fort triggers security scare

New Delhi: A live grenade was found during the cleaning of a well on the premises of the Red Fort last evening, triggering a security scare. The grenade was found by the Archaeological Survey of India officials, following which they alerted the police and the Central Industrial Security Force. A police cordon was thrown around […]