2 army soldiers killed in Srinagar shootout

2 army soldiers killed in Srinagar shootout

Srinagar: Two army soldiers were killed on Thursday afternoon in a militant attack carried out in busy HMT area on the outskirts of Srinagar. Police identified the slain as Sepoy Ratan (163 BN) and Sepoy Deshmukh of Territorial Army (101 BN). The attack was carried out by militants at about 1:15 pm in the busy […]

Work halted on Tral Mini-Secretariat due to lack of funds

Work halted on Tral Mini-Secretariat due to lack of funds

Anantnag: Construction of the mini-secretariat in Tral town in Pulwama district, being carried out sluggishly ever since the sanctioning of the project in 2017, has now been put to a complete halt as the funds for the project have dried up. The new mini-secretariat was sanctioned with the aim to cut down travel time and […]

Mortality rate decreasing in Kashmir valley, slightly but steadily

Mortality rate decreasing in Kashmir valley, slightly but steadily

Anantnag: Even though it is still higher than the national average, the mortality rate due to Covid-19 in Kashmir division has been declining steadily over the past few months – ever so slightly. The ten districts of Kashmir have so far recorded a total of 64,161 cases of Covid-19 infection out of which 1.074 people […]

Woman among 12 civilians injured as militants’ grenade misses target

Woman among 12 civilians injured as militants’ grenade misses target

Anantnag: Twelve civilians, one of them a woman, were injured Wednesday evening in a grenade attack carried out by militants on government forces here in Kakapora area of Pulwama district, health and police officials said. The grenade exploded in the main chowk of Kakapora at about 5:45 PM when militants targeted a joint party of […]

‘Central Road Fund’ stops coming, leaving Shopian-Bijbehara road in a shambles

‘Central Road Fund’ stops coming, leaving Shopian-Bijbehara road in a shambles

Anantnag: Work on the vital Bijbehara-Shopian road, here in south Kashmir, is held up because funds under a central government scheme have been coming in trickles, as per officials of the executing agency — the Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department. Roughly a 27-kilometre road that connects dozens of villages between Bijbehara in Anantnag district and […]

CID raids homes of buyers of Mehbooba’s ancestral land in Bijbehara

CID raids homes of buyers of Mehbooba’s ancestral land in Bijbehara

Anantnag: The homes of four people who had purchased the ancestral land of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti a few years ago were on Saturday raided by sleuths of the CID wing of police here in Bijbehara town of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. They were among others whose offices, shops and homes were raided in […]

‘Lack of funds’ to pay caterers who supplied food to quarantine centers in Anantnag

‘Lack of funds’ to pay caterers who supplied food to quarantine centers in Anantnag

Anantnag: The payments of five caterers who supplied food to people put in administrative quarantine here in Anantnag are held up for more than 3 months now, with the administration citing lack of funds. The quarantine centers were set up in schools, colleges, hotels and other places soon after the coronavirus reached Kashmir. Travellers and […]

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