Abducted soldier’s body found in Pulwama

Srinagar: The Bullet-riddled body of army soldier who was abducted by militants earlier in the day was recovered from Goosu village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources told GNS that the body of the bullet-riddled soldier Aurengzeb of 44 RR was recovered today late in the evening from the Goosu village. A police officer […]

Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Srinagar: Veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and his PSO were shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper’s office in the heart of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, police officials said today. Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was leaving his office in Press Enclave in the city centre Lal Chowk […]

Militants fire grenade at police post in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar: Militants on Wednesday lobbed a grenade at a police post Lassipora in Pulwama. Pulwama police chief Mohammad Aslam Choudhary told GNS that militants fired the UBGL grenade on the police post. “The sentry of the post retaliated the fire. However, there was no immediate report of any causality,” he said. Entire  area has been […]

‘Women should understand that conflict has achieved nothing but suffering and loss’

‘Women should understand that conflict has achieved nothing but suffering and loss’

Safina Baig, wife of Member of Parliament and PDP founding member Muzaffar Hussain Baig, formally plunged into politics after being assigned the charge of leading the PDP’s women’s wing. In an interview with Kashmir Reader special correspondent Moazum Mohammad, she talks about women power and increasing cases of sexual assault against women Moazum Mohammad: Can […]

Ceasefire too big an ask for Mehbooba

Ceasefire too big an ask for Mehbooba

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would face an uphill task in convincing the Government of India (GoI) to consider a ceasefire in the month of Ramazan. It is likely that she would be told instead to convince the militants first. According to top government sources, the ground situation in the Valley is not “feasible” for […]

‘Loopholes’ in Bar Council report, JK govt to file objections

‘Loopholes’ in Bar Council report, JK govt to file objections

Srinagar: The J&K government will file objections to the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) report which stated that lawyers in Kathua did not obstruct justice in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl. The Kathua lawyers in their own statement had boasted, and this was pointed out by public prosecutors representing the […]

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