3 militants killed in Sopore

3 militants killed in Sopore

Baramulla: Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including the outfit’s divisional commander, were killed Monday in a fierce gunbattle in Sopore area of this north Kashmir district, police said. A group of militants was passing through Muqdam Mohalla in Dooru area in the outskirts of Sopore when Army’s elite paratroopers, joined by the soldiers of 22 RR […]

Pulwama girl dies, family hospitalised after ‘food poisoning during exorcism’

Srinagar: A teenage girl died and five others fell ill due to suspected food poisoning when an occultist had come to a house for exorcising ritual in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The 15-year-old girl, Rohi Jan, and five others, including her father, mother, the occultist and his assistant, were lying unconscious in the house […]

Machil avalanche: Body of missing soldier recovered

Srinagar: Army on Saturday recovered body of a soldier who was swept away by an avalanche that stuck its post in Machil sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir district on Thursday. The body of W Lampa Konyak (belt no. 4369289-W) was recovered with the help of sniffer dogs, a local news agency GNS […]

Highway status: Jammu-Sgr traffic today

SRINAGAR: One-way traffic will continue to ply on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the Valley’s link with outside world, and on Friday vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu towards Srinagar, official said. “On Friday, the traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar, and no vehicle will be allowed to move from Srinagar,” Deputy Inspector General […]

Avalanche hits Army post in Machil

Srinagar: A soldier was killed after an Army post came under an avalanche in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Thursday, reports said. “Two soldiers belonging to Army’s 5 ASSAM (D Company) were buried alive when a snow avalanche hit their post near Muthal top in Machil sector on Thursday afternoon,” a […]

Highway closed following fresh snowfall

Highway closed following fresh snowfall

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu highway, which connects Kashmir with outside world, was closed for vehicular traffic as the Valley including Srinagar experienced fresh snowfall on Wednesday. “The highway was closed for traffic around 2 pm after heavy snowfall between Qazigund and Banihal rendered the arterial road unsafe,” a spokesman of the Traffic Department was quoted as […]

Sanction for prosecution of corrupt babus: SC stays J&K HC order

Srinagar: Supreme Court has stayed a J&K High Court order regarding sanction for prosecution against officers and officials found indulging in corruption by the State Vigilance Organization. “There shall be stay of the impugned order for a period of three months from (January 2),” said a division bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and A.K. Sikri. […]

2 KAS officers shifted, SSB member’s stay extended

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of two KAS officers and accorded extension in the deputation of Farooq Ahmad Peer as member J&K Service Selection Board for one year beyond January 13. According to a government order, Mohammad Tariq (KAS), Deputy Secretary to Government, ARI and Trainings Department, is transferred and posted as […]

Pulwama: Hundreds participate in militant’s funeral

Srinagar: Amid a spontaneous shutdown, hundreds of people Wednesday participated in the funeral prayers for a Hizbul Mujahideen militant who was slain in a gun-battle with Army in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday night. All shops and commercial establishments in Beighpora, Malangpora, Digripora, Gulzarpora and other areas of Awantipora observed a […]

Sopore: Police officer killed in encounter

Sopore: Police officer killed in encounter

Mushtaq Ahmed Baramulla: An officer of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of police was killed and three other policemen injured Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with militants in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district. At around 10.30 am, several bullet-proof vehicles carrying the personnel of SOG appeared at Sopore’s Chankhan locality and laid a […]