Villagers in Shopian accuse army of assault, vandalism; army denies

Villagers in Shopian accuse army of assault, vandalism; army denies

SHOPIAN: Army soldiers allegedly attacked Shopian’s Pinjora village and vandalised private property, twice on the same day. Residents of the village told Kashmir Reader that army soldiers assaulted civilians and fired bullets in the air in the village on Wednesday and warned they would return in the night. The soldiers did as they said, arriving […]

Digital plans slow down in J&K as over 1,500 CSCs ‘useless’ out of 3,467

Digital plans slow down in J&K as over 1,500 CSCs ‘useless’ out of 3,467

Srinagar: More than 1,500 Common Services Centres (CSCs), created to deliver various digital services to people across Jammu and Kashmir, are reported to be defunct, even as people, especially in rural areas, are facing immense hardships to avail of services like Aadhaar and PAN cards in their respective areas. Under the CSC scheme launched by […]

Pakistan warns of ‘befitting response’ to any misadventure

Pakistan warns of ‘befitting response’ to any misadventure

Islamabad: Pakistan Thursday said India’s confrontational attitude may lead to a “strategic miscalculation” and warned of “befitting response to any misadventure” following statements by the Indian Army chief. Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat last week said that the force was ready to call Pakistan s “nuclear bluff” and cross the border if the government […]

BSF soldier, girl killed as Pak shells villages, BoPs in Jammu

BSF soldier, girl killed as Pak shells villages, BoPs in Jammu

Jammu: A teenage girl and a BSF soldier were killed while six others injured as Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled Border Out Posts and villages along the International Border in three sectors of Jammu and Samba districts, a BSF officer said on Thursday. The Pakistan Rangers opened fire and shelled areas along the IB in in […]

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Over 11,000 stone pelters arrested in 2 yrs: Govt

Jammu: As many as 11,290 stone pelters have been arrested during last two years in Jammu and Kashmir and were later released on bail, the state assembly was told Thursday. In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA Sat Sharma in Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that, “3773 FIRs have been […]

Swedish skier killed in Gulmarg avalanche

Swedish skier killed in Gulmarg avalanche

Baramulla: A Swedish skier was killed and another injured when they came under an avalanche in ski resort Gulmarg on Thursday. Official sources said that Daniel Akessan, 25, was skiing in the second phase of Gondola on Affarwat peaks and mountaineering area Thursday afternoon along with another Swede Benjamin Asberg, 24, when an avalanche struck […]

IED defused in Doda: Police

IED defused in Doda: Police

Jammu: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected and defused in Doda district, police said here on Thursday. The IED weighing around 10-12 kg was detected on Doda- Bharat road at Punda, 10 km from the Doda district headquarters, a police officer said. Bomb disposal squad was called and they defused the IED safely, he […]

On Kawa’s arrest Govt says ‘collecting details’, NC walks out

On Kawa’s arrest Govt says ‘collecting details’, NC walks out

Jammu: The opposition National Conference (NC) on Wednesday staged walk-out from the legislative assembly over the “dissatisfying” statement by government over the arrest of Bilal Ahmad Kawa by Delhi police on January 10 from Delhi. Agriculture minister, Ghulam Nabi Lone read the brief statement in the house that government “was ascertaining the case”. However, it […]