Prayers held for slain Shujaat Bukhari on Chaharum

Prayers held for slain Shujaat Bukhari on Chaharum

Srinagar: A large number of people including politicians and journalists on Monday reached Kreeri in Baramulla to offer prayers for slain Journalist Dr Syed Shujaat Bukhari who was killed by unknown gunmen at Press Colony Srinagar on June 14. Shujaat Bukhari’s Chaharum was observed at his native home in north Kashmir. Those who reached Kreeri […]

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban ends ceasefire

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban ends ceasefire

Kabul: Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul today after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country. Exhausted after their 700-kilometre (430-mile) trek, most of it during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, the marchers walked double file through the […]

Army Chief meets slain Aurangzeb’s family in Poonch

Army Chief meets slain Aurangzeb’s family in Poonch

Poonch: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday met the family of Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted and later killed by militants in Pulwama’s Gusoo. Two days back, Aurangzeb’s family had made an emotional appeal to the GoI and the Jammu and Kashmir government to “eliminate militancy from the state”. Aurangzeb was abducted from Pulwama […]

‘Strike on east Syria killed 38 pro-regime fighters’

Beirut: Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria’s regime were killed in an overnight bombing raid near the country’s eastern border with Iraq, a monitor said today. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike was one of the deadliest on forces allied with Syria’s government. “Thirty-eight non-Syrian fighters from regime loyalist militias […]

Shutdown in south Kashmir’s Shadimarg against police raids, arrests

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Shadimarg village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the arrest of youths in the village. Three more youth were arrested during night raids at Kasbayar village of Pulwama. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that all shops, business establishments were closed and public transport was off the roads […]

Two more militants killed in ongoing Bandipora operation

Srinagar: Two more militants were killed in an ongoing forces operation which started last week at Panar forest area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday. Official sources told GNS that today morning a fresh gunfight broke out between the militants and the joint team of army’s 14 RR, 22 RR, 52 RR, 18 RR, […]

Train service resumes in Kashmir Valley

Train service resumes in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Train service was resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for “security reasons” on Sunday in the Kashmir valley. Train service has been resumed and all trains are running as per schedule in the Kashmir valley, a senior railway official told UNI. “We have received a fresh advisory from police on Sunday to resume the […]

CASO’s resume in south Kashmir

CASO’s resume in south Kashmir

Srinagar: A day after the government of India (GoI) announced the resumption of operations against militants in Jammu Kashmir, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in Waghama village of south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area on Monday. Local sources said that all entry and exit points have been sealed and searches were going on in […]

Mehbooba visits slain Shujaat Bukhari’s home to pay homage

Kreeri: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited the ancestral home of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari Saturday to offer personal condolences to the bereaved family members. Bukhari, a veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper’s office in Srinagar on June 14. Sympathising with the mourners, the […]