House blasted to rubble, 2 militants killed, 4 youths injured in explosion at encounter site

House blasted to rubble, 2 militants killed, 4 youths injured in explosion at encounter site

Mobile internet not suspended just as it wasn’t in Tral on Thursday Anantnag: Two militants, one local and the other a Pakistani, according to police sources, were killed by government forces in Sirhama area of Bijbehara in Anantnag district on Friday. Government forces blasted to rubble the house in which the militants were holed up, […]

Militant, who had joined a month back, killed in Tral

Militant, who had joined a month back, killed in Tral

Was given a chance to lay down arms, paid no heed: police Anantnag: A local militant, who had joined the ranks of Al-Badr a month ago, was on Thursday killed in an operation by government forces here in Tral area of Pulwama district. A pistol and 5 rounds of ammunition were retrieved from his possession, […]

Policeman booked for torturing minor nephew in Anantnag

Policeman booked for torturing minor nephew in Anantnag

Anantnag: A policeman was arrested and booked for attempt to murder and other charges in Seer Hamdan area of Anantnag district after he confessed to have “disciplined” his nephew by scalding him with a hot iron all over his body, including the face. He has been identified as Muhammad Ashraf Rather of Waedwan area and […]

Srinagar continues to be epicentre of Covid in Kashmir

Srinagar continues to be epicentre of Covid in Kashmir

Anantnag: Srinagar, the most populous district of Kashmir, continues to contribute the maximum cases of Covid-19, and also the maximum fatalities, among all districts. In the past month (since August 16), Srinagar has accounted for 32 percent of the new cases and 33 percent of the deaths related to Covid-19 in Kashmir division. In total, […]

Journalist Kamran Yousuf hospitalised after brutal assault by police

Journalist Kamran Yousuf hospitalised after brutal assault by police

Anantnag: Photojournalist Kamran Yousuf was on Tuesday so badly beaten up by policemen while carrying out his professional duties that he had to be rushed to hospital and then shifted to SMHS Srinagar for specialised treatment, Yousuf and his colleagues told Kashmir Reader. Yousuf was covering an encounter in Kakpora area of Pulwama district on […]

Army soldier injured as militants escape in burst of gunfire

Army soldier injured as militants escape in burst of gunfire

Anantnag: An army soldier was injured in initial firing at an encounter with militants here in Kakapora area of Pulwama district on Tuesday. The militants managed to escape from the site and the operation had to be called off later. The army soldier was immediately evacuated to hospital and is said to be stable. “He […]

Birla International School fires 20 teachers without notice

Birla International School fires 20 teachers without notice

Anantnag: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a growing employment crisis in Kashmir, the Birla Open Minds International School (BOMIS) here has laid off at least 20 teachers, without giving them as much as a notice period. The administration of the school has taken this harsh step regardless of the fact that it has been collecting […]

‘Heroin as easily available as cigarettes in Kashmir’

‘Heroin as easily available as cigarettes in Kashmir’

Dhabas at Sangam said to be the hub; every 9 out of 10 substance abusers addicted to heroin, say doctors Anantnag: While police and the civil administration have been carrying out frequent drives to destroy cannabis and poppy cultivation in Kashmir, the real menace is growing unchecked – that of heroin consumption. The drug is […]

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