Border hamlets deserted; Over 40K people escape Pak shelling

Border hamlets deserted; Over 40K people escape Pak shelling

R S Pura: The bustling settlement of Arnia and a chain of border hamlets along the Indo-Pak border now wear an empty look, with over 40,000 villagers abandoning their homes to escape heavy shelling by Pakistani forces. Arnia town, with a population of 18,000, resembles a ghost town with only a few people left each […]

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, says Police

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, says Police

Jammu: Pakistan troops violated ceasefire for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday by resorting to heavy shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Noushera, Rajouri and Akhnoor sectors of Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, an Army soldier, injured in Pakistani shelling, succumbed to injuries Saturday night, raising the death toll in the border firing since […]

Security beefed up across north Kashmir

Security beefed up across north Kashmir

Sopore: Security has been beefed up across northern Kashmir in the run up to Jan 26. Barricades and check points have been set up in several places where vehicles are routinely stopped and commuters frisked. At many places in Sopore, Baramulla and adjoining villages, security forces were seen stopping and frisking vehicles and asking for […]

UNSC sanctions monitoring team to visit Pak this week

UNSC sanctions monitoring team to visit Pak this week

ISLAMABAD: Amid mounting global pressure on Pakistan to act against Mumbai attack alleged mastermind Hafiz Saeed and entities linked to him, a UN Security Council team will visit the country this week for an assessment of Islamabad’s compliance with the world body’s sanctions regime. The two-day visit of the UN Security Council’s sanctions monitoring team […]

Minor alleges rape by friend’s father in Tangmarg

Minor alleges rape by friend’s father in Tangmarg

BUDGAM: A 34-year-old-man has been arrested by police for allegedly raping a minor girl in Harde-Aboora area of Tangmarg. The girl’s parents lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday morning at police station Magam. The victim’s father told Kashmir Reader that on Saturday her seven-year-old daughter had gone to a friend’s home, to play […]

Kashmir shivers under sub-zero temp; Kargil at -19 deg C

Kashmir shivers under sub-zero temp; Kargil at -19 deg C

SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions persisted in the Kashmir division, including the Ladakh region, as the minimum temperature remained several degrees below the freezing point. Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury there settled at minus 20.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, an official of the Meteorological Department said. […]

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