Will continue to press for AFSPA revocation: Omar

Will continue to press for AFSPA revocation: Omar

Baramulla: Maintaining that time was ripe for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from peaceful areas of the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said he would continue to pursue the demand for removal of the Act from Jammu and Kashmir. “I’ve always maintained that my argument for the revocation of […]

7 militants killed in Lolab encounter: Army

Baramulla: Seven unidentified militants were killed Monday in a gunfight with Army in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said. “A patrolling party came under heavy gunfire from a group of heavily armed militants in Dardpora village of Lolab. The Army returned the gunfire, triggering a fierce encounter that continued for several hours. Army’s 28 Rashtriya […]

Injured in Amarnath land agitation, Baramulla man dies silently

Baramulla: A Baramulla man who sustained bullet injuries during 2008 uprising over transfer of forestland to Amarnath Shrine Board, died of severe infection on Saturday, ending his over five-year battle for life. Shamas-ud-Din Fafoo, 38, a daily-wager in the Flood and Irrigation Department, was on duty at Sheeri pump station on June 30, 2008, when […]

PG student shot dead in Sopore

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen Friday shot dead a youth in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district. 22-year-old Wasim Meraj, son of Meraj-ud-Din Malla was returning to his home in Naseem Bagh locality of Krankshivan around 6:30 pm after offering evening prayers at the Masjid Bagh-e-Islam, when unknown gunmen intercepted and opened a volley of gunfire […]

AAP begins Kashmir innings from Baramulla

Srinagar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal on Friday opened its office in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. The office at Khawaja Bagh area of the main town is being looked after by former political leader of ‘Backward Democratic Party’ Ashiq Hussain Ganai, who has been appointed as in-charge party convener for […]

Cross-LoC trade suspended after protests, strike by Pak truckers

Baramulla: Cross-Line of Control trade was suspended on Thursday due to a strike called by truckers on the other side of the LoC to demand release of their colleague who has been arrested here on charges of smuggling narcotics into the Valley. “The Trade Facilitation Officer (TFO) Chakoti informed me over phone that the trade […]

Teenager found dead in Rafiabad

Baramulla: A teenager on Wednesday was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Rafiabad area of this north Kashmir district. 19- year-old Aquib Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Majeed Dar of Rohama village of Rafiabad was found dead in a room at the Himayat Centre, Tragpora here by the employees when they reached the centre this […]

Police ‘inaction’ triggers clashes in Sopore

Baramulla: Violent clashes broke out Wednesday in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district when forces burst teargas canisters to disperse a group of people, who were protesting against the alleged police inaction to trace a youth, who was abducted by unknown gunmen last month Scores of men, women and children this morning appeared outside […]

Cross-LoC trade to resume tomorrow

Cross-LoC trade to resume tomorrow

Baramulla: Officials from India and Pakistan have decided to resume from Thursday the cross-LoC trade which was suspended a month ago after deadlock over the arrest of a trucker from Pakistan on charges of allegedly smuggling narcotics into the Valley. The decision to resume trade was taken at a high level meeting between officials from […]

Protests in Narwaw over administrative units

Baramulla: Hundreds of people Monday staged protests in Narwaw area of this north Kashmir district demanding Tehsil status for the area and CD and Nabyat blocks for Sheeri. Hundreds of people took to streets at Sheeri this morning and staged protests against the government. Carrying placards and banners and chanting slogans, the protesters blocked the […]