Local Lashkar militant arrested in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Local Lashkar militant arrested in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Srinagar: Government forces Thursday arrested an active militant in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Sources told Kashmir Reader that a Lashkar e Toiba militant identified as Mubarak Ahmed Dar, a resident of Redwani Kulgam was arrested by a joint team of government forces  at Chehlan area of the district. Theyy said that acting on a tip off […]

Protests in Rajouri Kadal Srinagar demanding release of detained youth

Protests in Rajouri Kadal Srinagar demanding release of detained youth

Srinagar: The residents of Rajouri Kadal in Downtown Srinagar Thursday held a protest demonstration demanding release of their jailed kin who they alleged were arrested by jammu and Kashmir police and later were handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Scores of residents mostly women assembled at Rajouri Kadal Chowk and blocked the road. […]

Journalist murder case: Sentencing of Dera Sacha Sauda chief, 3 others Thursday; security stepped up

Journalist murder case: Sentencing of Dera Sacha Sauda chief, 3 others Thursday; security stepped up

Chandigarh: Security has been reinforced in Haryana ahead of the pronouncement of quantum of sentence for Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others convicted in the murder of journalist Ramchander Chhatrapati. A special court in Panchkula will pronounce the quantum of sentence through video conference on Thursday. Elaborate security arrangements have […]

Probe against ISIS-inspired group: NIA carries out searches in western UP, Punjab

Probe against ISIS-inspired group: NIA carries out searches in western UP, Punjab

New Delhi: The NIA Thursday carried out searches at eight places in western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its probe against an ISIS-inspired group, which was allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians and government installations, in Delhi and other parts of north India. The agency has arrested 12 people in […]

Assailants loot passengers onboard B3, B7 coaches of Duranto express from Jammu to Delhi

Assailants loot passengers onboard B3, B7 coaches of Duranto express from Jammu to Delhi

Srinagar: Unidentified assailants Thursady morning looted the passengers of onboard B3 and B7 coaches of Jammu-Delhi Duranto Express. Reports said that the unidentified assailants looted the coaches on the outskirts of Delhi today, in early morning hours. News gathering agency ANI reported: “Northern Railways CPRO said RPF has initial leads in the case and action will be […]

Rupee opens 9 paise higher at 71.15 against US dollar

Rupee opens 9 paise higher at 71.15 against US dollar

Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 9 paise to 71.15 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, driven by positive opening in domestic equities and weakening greenback in overseas markets. The rupee gained further ground and touched a high of 71.13 amid easing crude prices, displaying gains of 11 paise over its previous close against […]

India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

India, Pakistan armies trade gunfire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Srinagar: The armies of India and Pakistan Thursday traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, army officials said. They said that Pakistan troops fired small arms and automatics and targeted Indian posts in Khari Karmara area. “Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at […]

UK PM May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat; reaches out to rivals

UK PM May narrowly survives no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat; reaches out to rivals

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May reached out to opposition parties to “constructively” work together on a new Brexit plan as she narrowly survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament, a day after her divisive divorce deal with the EU was overwhelmingly rejected by MPs. The prime minister won Parliament’s first no-confidence vote in a British government […]

’10 killed’ in attack near Mali-Niger border: govt official

’10 killed’ in attack near Mali-Niger border: govt official

Bamako (Mali): At least 10 people were killed by “terrorists” in northeastern Mali, including members of an armed group and civilians, a government official said on Wednesday. The attack took place around 45 kilometres (27 miles) from Menaka in an area which has been badly hit by jihadist violence that claimed several hundred lives in […]