Gunmen barge into chemist’s shop, open fire at two youths

Gunmen barge into chemist’s shop, open fire at two youths

SHOPIAN: Two days after parliamentary elections concluded in Shopian, two youths were shot at by unknown gunmen in Zainpora village of the district. Witnesses said that at about 3pm on Wednesday, unknown gunmen barged into a chemist’s shop outside Zainpora hospital and shot them. The two persons were identified by locals as Muzaffar Ahmad and […]

In south Kashmir a sigh of relief that elections are over

In south Kashmir a sigh of relief that elections are over

SHOPIAN: After a day of violence caused by holding of elections for the lower house of Indian Parliament, the south Kashmir districts of Shopian and Pulwama are hoping that the worst is behind them and the coming days will be of relative peace. The parliamentary elections held on Monday were boycotted by the overwhelming majority […]

Zero voting at 131 polling stations in Shopian

Zero voting at 131 polling stations in Shopian

Shopian: A measure of the massive election boycott in Shopian on Monday was that not a single vote was cast in 131 of the 245 polling stations established in the district. Many polling stations with a good number of registered voters saw no one turn up, including Vehil that had more than 4,000 registered voters, […]

Polling staff taken to station in helicopter

Polling staff taken to station in helicopter

SHOPIAN: Polling staff was ferried in a helicopter on Sunday to polling stations established in Wachi assembly segment in Shopian district. The third phase of voting for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency is to be held on Monday in Shopian and Pulwama districts. In Shopian district, most of the polling staff deputed at the 24 stations […]

Polling staff ferried in chopper in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Polling staff ferried in chopper in south Kashmir’s Shopian

SHOPIAN: Polling staff was ferried in chopper to polling stations for the most challenging and the last phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the Valley tomorrow. The third phase of Anantnag parliamentary constituency is slated to be held tomorrow in Shopian and Pulwama. In Shopian, polling staff to 24 stations mostly established in […]

Iqbal’s verse written with blood at encounter site

Iqbal’s verse written with blood at encounter site

SHOPIAN: A photograph went viral on social media on Friday showing an Urdu verse of Allama Iqbal, written purportedly by Lateef Tiger with his blood, on the wall of the house he was killed in today. 
“Neither the booty of war, nor kingship, the only aim of the true believer is martyrdom”. This line is […]

More than 60 arrested in night raids by police

More than 60 arrested in night raids by police

SHOPIAN: Four days ahead of parliamentary polls in Shopian and Pulwama districts, police arrested more than 60 persons in night raids conducted in different villages on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The raids were conducted at DK Pora, Nadigam, Vehil, and Narwav villages of Shopian district and at Tahab, Parigam and Chewakalan villages […]

Hizb posters in Shopian warn: Those who vote will be killed

Hizb posters in Shopian warn: Those who vote will be killed

Shopian: Posters were seen pasted on several walls and electric poles in Shopian district on Thursday carrying a warning by the Hizbul Mujahideen that those who vote in the Lok Sabha elections on May 6 “will be killed”. The posters, according to locals, appeared in Nadpora, Karewa and adjoining villages in Shopian district, which along […]

Day after opening, landslide disrupts traffic on Mughal Road

Day after opening, landslide disrupts traffic on Mughal Road

SHOPIAN: A day after the Mughal Road was opened for vehicular movement after five months of closure, a landslide disrupted traffic on the road for hours. The landslide hit the road at Mansar area of district Poonch, however, the traffic was restored by afternoon after the road was cleared. Officials from Mechanical Engineering department told […]