Kashmir: Protests amid shutdown in Khunmoh against arrest of brother duo

Srinagar: A complete shutdown amid protests is being observed in Khanmoh area of Panthachowk in Srinagar outskirts against the arrest of two brothers during a  raid by government forces Tuesday night. Reports said scores of people took to the streets and staged protests against the arrest of two brothers by government forces. Local sources told Kashmir Reader […]

Power woes: Awantipora town in south Kashmir shuts against abysmal electricity supply

Power woes: Awantipora town in south Kashmir shuts against abysmal electricity supply

Pampore: A complete protest shutdown is being observed in Awantipora town of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the Power Development Department. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that scores of locals staged a massive protest demonstration against the erratic power supply near townhall Awantipora and raised slogans against the PDD. All shops and other business establishments are closed in the […]

Two new Hizb recruits arrested in Awantipora

Two new Hizb recruits arrested in Awantipora

AWANTIPORA: The police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two recently recruited Hizbul Mujahideen militants at a naka (check post) near railway crossing Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The arrested militants have been identified as Jan Mohammad Sheikh, son of Abdul Aziz, resident of Kaweni Dugripora Awantipora, and Nasir Ul Islam, son of Shabir […]

Police arrest brothers of woman who was carrying grenades in car

Police arrest brothers of woman who was carrying grenades in car

PAMPORE: Police have arrested two brothers of the woman who was held along with 20 grenades and other arms and ammunition at a naka check post on Srinagar outskirts on Tuesday. Sources told Kashmir Reader that government forces raided the residence of the woman, identified as Asiya Jan, age about 28 years, daughter of late […]

3-year-jail term to storekeeper in 2007 misappropriation case

3-year-jail term to storekeeper in 2007 misappropriation case

PAMPORE: The court of judicial magistrate Pampore awarded three years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5000 to an employee of Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs in an 11-year-old embezzlement case in Pulwama. Judicial Magistrate First Class, Fozia Paul, awarded the sentence to Abdul Majid Khan, who worked as a storekeeper at Lethpora godown […]

Passenger vehicle collides with truck on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pampore, driver injured

Passenger vehicle collides with truck on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pampore, driver injured

Pampore: A passenger vehicle on Wednesday met an accident on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pampore area of Pulwama district leading injuries to the driver of the vehicle. Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that a Tata 407 vehicle driver sustained injuries after his vehicle collided with a truck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Galander in Pampore area of south […]

Tral residents hold candle march protest against PDD

Tral residents hold candle march protest against PDD

TRAL: Hundreds of residents in Tral town held a massive protest demonstration against Power Development Department on Tuesday for failing to provide the electricity as per the announced schedule in the town. The residents blocked the road in Tral –e-Bala and held a candlelight procession to protest the power crisis. Local residents said that shops […]

Free toolkits distributed among 200 workers at Pampore

PAMPORE: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway Government of India in collaboration with Baskar Foundation held skill development programme and distributed free toolkits, certificates among 200 workers at Townhall Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. The skill development programme under the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway, Government of India (GoI) was […]

Pulwama shut for second day after militant killings

Pulwama shut for second day after militant killings

PULWAMA: A complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama for the second day on Sunday against the killing of two local militants. Liyaqat Ahmad Wani and Wajid Ul Islam, affiliated with militants outfit, Hizbul Mujahideen, were killed in a brief gunfight with government forces in Tikken village of Pulwama district on Saturday morning. Residents told Kashmir […]