4 militants killed in gunfights in Kupwara, Kulgam

4 militants killed in gunfights in Kupwara, Kulgam

Heavy firing still on in Kupwara; militant from Pantha Chowk in Srinagar among two slain in Kulgam Anantnag: Four militants, three of them members of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and one of Jaish-e-Muhammad, were killed in two different gunfights on Sunday – one in Kulgam district in south Kashmir and the other in Kupwara district in north […]

Three militant associates held in Kupwara: Police

Three militant associates held in Kupwara: Police

Srinagar: Security forces arrested three militant associates of the Al-Badr outfit in Kupwara district, police said on Sunday. Acting on specific information regarding the movement of terrorists in the Wangam area of Handwara, a special checkpoint was established by security forces to nab them, a police spokesman said. During checking, three individuals moving in suspicious […]

No rollback of ‘Agnipath’ scheme: Govt

No rollback of ‘Agnipath’ scheme: Govt

New Delhi: Ruling out the rollback of the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme despite widespread protests, the three services of the military on Sunday came out with a broad schedule of enrolment under the new policy and asserted that it was aimed at bringing down the age profile of the armed forces. Lt Gen Anil Puri, the […]

Agnipath applicants to give undertaking they didn’t take part in protests

Agnipath applicants to give undertaking they didn’t take part in protests

New Delhi: All applicants aiming to join the three services under the ‘Agnipath’ military recruitment scheme will have to give an undertaking that they were not part of any protest, arson or vandalism, a senior military official said on Sunday. The comments by Lt Gen Anil Puri, Additional Secretary in the Department of Military Affairs, […]

Country is with you: Priyanka Gandhi to protesting youth

Country is with you: Priyanka Gandhi to protesting youth

New Delhi: Urging the youth to recognise “fake nationalists”, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said the Agnipath scheme would be destructive for the youth and the Army, as she assured her party’s full support to those protesting peacefully against the new recruitment model. She made the remarks as Congress MPs and leaders sat […]

Mehbooba says ban on Falah-e-Aam schools ‘another form of atrocity’

Mehbooba says ban on Falah-e-Aam schools ‘another form of atrocity’

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that the ban on schools run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT), an affiliate of banned Jamaat-e-Islami, is “another form of atrocity” inflicted on the people of Jammu and Kashmir to “sabotage” their future. After land ownership, resources and jobs, the last “target” is education, she said. More than […]

AAP calls for restoration of democratic govt in JK

AAP calls for restoration of democratic govt in JK

Jammu: Senior AAP leader and former minister Harsh Dev Singh on Sunday demanded the restoration of a democratic government in Jammu and Kashmir to end the proxy rule of the Centre. He said the BJP-led central government has failed to deliver and to redeem its promises and was trying hard to buy time and thereby […]

Fixed-line internet restored in Bhaderwah

Fixed-line internet restored in Bhaderwah

Bhaderwah/Jammu: Fixed-line internet services were on Sunday restored in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bhaderwah town after remaining suspended for the past 10 days following communal tension in the region, officials said. The curfew was also relaxed in the town for 12 hours from 7 am for the second successive day as the overall situation remained by […]

Truck driver dead, several shops damaged in landslide in Poonch

Truck driver dead, several shops damaged in landslide in Poonch

Jammu: A 45-year-old truck driver was killed and several shops were damaged following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. Tariq Ahmad Khan was driving out his parked truck when the landslide struck Mandi-Poonch road near Sakloo village, they said. The officials said the rescuers […]

Adequate arrangements for Amarnath Yatra: LG

Adequate arrangements for Amarnath Yatra: LG

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said adequate arrangements have been made for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra as the administration was expecting a heavy footfall of the pilgrims. He was speaking in this month’s Awaam Ki Awaaz’ programme wherein he also urged people to practice yoga for their holistic well-being and deepen a sense […]

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