Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’ along LoC

Islamabad: (PTI) Pakistan on Friday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control that killed three Pakistani civilians. The Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal told Ahluwalia that the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may […]

Two drivers shot dead in Shopian, trucks torched

Srinagar:  Two non-local truck drivers were shot dead by unknown gunmen in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday, while a third was injured, officials said. Two of the trucks were torched. The incident took place at Chitragam village and is the third of its kind incident in the district in last 10 days. One of […]

How long will restrictions continue in valley, SC asks

New Delhi: (PTI) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration as to how long they intend to continue the restrictions, including internet blockade, imposed in the Valley following the abrogation of provision of Article 370. The apex court, which was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the restrictions on movement and communication […]

Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar: Normal life remained affected in the Kashmir Valley for the 81st consecutive day on Thursday with main markets shut and public transport off the roads, officials said. Main markets and other business establishments were shut across the Valley, even as some shops opened for a few hours early in the morning in a few […]

Ex-gratia for electrocution deaths hiked to Rs 10L

SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) has approved enhancement in the ex-gratia in cases involving electrocution of employees of PDD whether regular, DRW/Casual Labour, Work Charged, Contingent paid etc, civilians or domestic animals coming in contact with power supply lines. The ex-gratia on account of loss of life has been enhanced from Rs 3 Lakh […]

Chopper carrying Northern Command chief crashes, no casualties

Jammu: An Army helicopter with the Northern Army commander on board crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, officials said, adding that there were no casualties. The helicopter, which is believed to have developed a technical snag, crash-landed at Poonch district’s Bedar area, officials said. Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was […]