’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

’90s-like siege creates panic in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: There was panic in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Saturday when police and paramilitary forces launched a cordon and search operation early afternoon near Court Road to nab suspected militants. Eyewitnesses said that at about 12:15 in the afternoon, CRPF, police’s special operations group (SOG) men cordoned off the entire Court Road area to conduct […]

Militant killed along LoC in Gurez: army

Militant killed along LoC in Gurez: army

Srinagar: The army claimed to have killed one militant while foiling another infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC), this time in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, on Saturday. The number of purported militants killed along the LoC in north Kashmir in the past four days has now gone up to 13. […]

Soldiers stoned in Shopian thrash youth, damage property

Soldiers stoned in Shopian thrash youth, damage property

Shopian: Army on Saturday damaged residential houses and thrashed a youth of Narpora village in Shopian when their patrolling party was stoned in the village. A few youth pelted the soldiers with stones when they were passing through the village. Troopers barged into residential houses and picked up a youth Ubaid Nazir son of Nazir […]

Unless miseries in JK end, India’s progress incomplete: Mehbooba Mufti

Unless miseries in JK end, India’s progress incomplete: Mehbooba Mufti

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asserted that the growth and progress of the country remains incomplete if effective steps are not taken to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the quagmire of uncertainties and miseries. Addressing a huge gathering of people at Doda after laying the foundation stone of a Medical College at […]

Gen Bajwa iterates support to Kashmir cause

Gen Bajwa iterates support to Kashmir cause

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa Saturday warned India that his forces are capable of defeating all threats irrespective of the front during a visit to the forward positions along the Line of Control. Gen Bajwa also reiterated Pakistan’s support for Kashmiris’ right of self-determination during his visit to the forward positions along […]

Youth in Kashmir being misguided: Gen Rawat

Youth in Kashmir being misguided: Gen Rawat

Dehradun: Youths in Jammu and Kashmir are being misinformed and misguided by forces inimical to peace, army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said. Forces have to devise ways to counter this, he said while addressing gentlemen cadets at the prestigious Indian Military Academy here. Rawat also said terrorism was the biggest challenge in front […]

Seven years on, justice eludes Tufail Mattoo’s family

Seven years on, justice eludes Tufail Mattoo’s family

His father says ‘democracy is by the police and for the police’ Nazima Rashid SRINAGAR: As the seventh death anniversary of 17-year-old Tufail Mattoo is observed today, his family has accused people at the helm of affairs of shielding the killers of their only son. “When the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was in the opposition, […]

Civilian injured in Highway firing Militants attack forces, miss target: Police

Civilian injured in Highway firing Militants attack forces, miss target: Police

Anantnag: A 45-year-old man was injured on Srinagar-Jammu Highway when militants attacked vehicles carrying government forces in South Kashmir, police said. The police statement, however, did not ascertain the exact location of the attack. The injured civilian has been identified as Meenu Arif, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin, a resident of Bakhshiabad area in Anantnag town. […]

Protestors injured by pellets in Hajin, Anantnag

Protestors injured by pellets in Hajin, Anantnag

Kashmir shuts to protest Shopian youth’s killing Srinagar: About twenty persons were injured in street clashes with government forces that broke out in several parts of Kashmir on Friday. In Hajin town of Bandipora district, ten persons reportedly sustained pellet injuries, according to witness accounts. The pro-freedom leadership had called for a shutdown and protests […]

First time in 7 years, Friday lockdown during Ramazan at Jamia

First time in 7 years, Friday lockdown during Ramazan at Jamia

SRINAGAR: For the first time since 2010, Friday prayers were not allowed at Jamia Masjid Srinagar in the holy month of Ramazan. The pro-freedom leadership had called for protests after Friday congregational prayers against the killing of a youth in Shopian by government troops on Tuesday. From early morning, government forces began laying barricades on […]