Editorial: By-poll cancellation—belated but welcome step

The Election Commission of India’s decision to cancel the by-poll for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency, earlier rescheduled for May 25, has come as a realisation of the ground realities, though belatedly. The decision has been taken on a gory day when assailants shot dead five policemen and two bank guards traveling in a van after dispensing […]

Attack on US convoy kills 8 Afghans, wounds 3 US soldiers

A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. soldiers, media reports said. Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said another 25 Afghan civilians were wounded in the morning rush-hour attack near the U.S. Embassy, which destroyed several civilian […]

BPL Budgam: Two matches played on Tuesday

In an ongoing Budgam Premier League (BPL), two matches were played at Sheikhpora play Ground here today. The first match was played between SSM Parrypora and Zawan XI, in which Zawan XI defeated SSM Parrypora. Bating first Zawan XI scored 170 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. In reply SSM Parrypora bundled […]

Inter school basketball tournament starts

Inter school basketball tournament started at Indoor Stadium. The tournament is being organised by Jammu Kashmir State Sports Council in collaboration with Srinagar District Basketball Association. Four matches were played on the opening day of the tournament. Delhi Public School (girls), Mallinson Schools (girls), Delhi Public School (boys) and Biscoe School (boys) won the matches. […]

Gunman loots cash from bank

A pistol borne unknown youth on Tuesday looted cash from a bank in Kader village of Kulgam district in south Kashmir. Sources said that a masked youth carrying a pistol barged inside Ellaquai Dehati Bank in Kader Yaripora area and looted over Rs 65,000 from the bank. Confirming the incident, Cluster Head, Ellaquai Dehati Bank […]

Family alleges excesses by army men, police registers case

Police have filed a case against Army for allegedly manhandling four female members including an MBBS student of a family in Bomai Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The Bomai family arrived here in Press Enclave Srinagar on Tuesday and narrated the incident before the reporters. They said Army personnel from Pazalpora based 22 […]

Army Chief visits forward areas

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Tuesday visited the frontier areas in North Kashmir and interacted with commanders and troops deployed along the Line of Control (LC).  Accompanied by the Northern Army and Chinar Corps Commanders, the Army Chief was briefed by Formation Commanders on the security situation on the border and measures […]