PaK elections marred by irregularities, violence: 2 dead

PaK elections marred by irregularities, violence: 2 dead

Islamabad: Voters in Pakistan-administered Kashmir cast their ballots on Sunday to elect the region’s legislative assembly, in an election marred by allegations of irregularities and violence that killed at least two workers of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party. The gates of polling stations were closed to new voters at 5pm. However, those inside the polling […]

3 militants killed, 3 army men injured in Bandipora gunfight

3 militants killed, 3 army men injured in Bandipora gunfight

BANDIPORA: Three militants were killed and three army men injured in an encounter that continued all day in a forested area of Baramulla on Saturday. Police said that after specific information of the presence of a group of militants in the forest areas of Shokbaba area of Bandipora, a joint operation was launched by army’s […]

Army soldier killed in mine blast along LoC in Poonch

Army soldier killed in mine blast along LoC in Poonch

JAMMU: A 27-year-old Army soldier was killed in a mine blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Saturday. Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya was on operational duty in Krishna Ghati sector on Friday. He accidentally stepped on a mine and it exploded injuring him critically, a defence […]

CBI raids homes, offices of ex-DM, ADM over fake arms licences

CBI raids homes, offices of ex-DM, ADM over fake arms licences

SRINAGAR: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said that it conducted raids at 40 locations including official and residential premises of certain IAS and KAS officers in a case related to an arms licence racket in Jammu and Kashmir. As per the CBI’s statement, it conducted searches on Saturday at 40 locations in […]

President Kovind to begin 4-day visit to J&K, Ladakh today

President Kovind to begin 4-day visit to J&K, Ladakh today

SRINAGAR: President of India Ram Nath Kovind will visit Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh today. The four-day visit will conclude on July 28, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said on Saturday. On Monday, the President will pay homage to the indomitable courage and sacrifice of the Indian armed forces during the Kargil conflict […]

Lowest-ever daily Covid tally with 88 cases and no death

Lowest-ever daily Covid tally with 88 cases and no death

SRINAGAR: Eight-eight fresh Covid cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir, so far the lowest after the outbreak of the second wave of the infection. According to the daily government bulletin, the new cases include 33 from Jammu division and 55 from Kashmir division. Moreover, 178 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from […]

Strict weekend lockdown in Srinagar

Strict weekend lockdown in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Government on Saturday announced imposition of weekend lockdown in Srinagar and other districts Kashmir. The government announced weekend lockdown in Srinagar and other districts in order to prevent the virus from spreading. All the markets and shops across Srinagar especially in commercial hub Lal Chowk remained closed throughout the day. District administration Srinagar had […]

US to raise human rights with Indian officials during visit to New Delhi

US to raise human rights with Indian officials during visit to New Delhi

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Antony Blinken will raise issues of human rights and democracy with Indian officials during his first visit to New Delhi as the two nations have more values in common on those fronts than otherwise, according to a senior US official. Blinken is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi late on July […]

India, Pakistan need to work together to resolve bilateral issues: US

India, Pakistan need to work together to resolve bilateral issues: US

WASHINGTON: India and Pakistan need to work with each other to resolve their bilateral issues, the United States has said, observing that it had always encouraged the two neighbours to build a more stable relationship going forward. “With regard to India-Pakistan, I would just note that we strongly believe that India and Pakistan’s issues are […]

Kashmir’s wildlife, meadows face new human threat: ‘Off-Roadies’

Kashmir’s wildlife, meadows face new human threat: ‘Off-Roadies’

SHOPIAN: Pictures and videos on social media this Eid provided a glimpse of the new trend of invading forest areas and meadows in Kashmir in the name of “off-roading”. Though it is an amusement that has been going on for some years now, the forest department is yet to take any action, which is what […]