Jaish militants kill policemen guarding Pandits in Shopian

Jaish militants kill policemen guarding Pandits in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Jaish militants stormed a police post guarding Pandit families in Shopian, killed four policemen, and decamped with their four service rifles Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place at Zainpora village, close to five security forces’ establishments that lay within a radius of 200 to 300 meters. Locals said that two paramilitary CRPF camps, one […]

Governor expresses grief

Governor expresses grief

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik has expressed grief over the loss of lives of policemen who were killed today in a militant attack on a police post at Zainapora in south Kashmir’s Shopian. In a message, Governor prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved families.

Old widow votes in hope of getting pension

Old widow votes in hope of getting pension

Bandipora: Left with just a few teeth, 60-year-old Beeba still carries some glow on her red fluffy face. Clad in a black pheran, she made her way towards the polling booth set up slightly uphill – struggling on the walkway made muddy due to rain – at a government school in Mantrigam village. When she […]

A slice of history reveals how panchayat made way for military in Kashmir

A slice of history reveals how panchayat made way for military in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Panchayat elections are being held in Kashmir with the avowed aim of strengthening grassroots democracy, but a former Panchayat Ghar in Srinagar has been serving as an armed forces’ camp for decades now. Locals living in the vicinity are least hopeful that it would ever be vacated. Zakura on the outskirts of Srinagar was […]

Kulgam man abducted in October found dead

Kulgam man abducted in October found dead

ANANTNAG: A man abducted on October 27, hailing from Laroo village of Kulgam district, was found dead and was buried early Tuesday morning in an apple orchard in Ahtoo village of the district. The slain 45-year-old Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat was abducted by unidentified gunmen from outside his house. The abduction was carried out days after […]

Hajin shuts for third day in mourning for teenage militants

Hajin shuts for third day in mourning for teenage militants

HAJIN: Hajin town in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district observed a complete shutdown for the third day on Tuesday, mourning the loss of its two teenage militants, Mudasir, 14 and Saqib, 17, killed on Sunday in the Mujgund encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar. A foreign militant, Ali, was also killed in the 20-hour gunfight. Witnesses […]

Mayor visits Hari Singh High Street

Mayor visits Hari Singh High Street

SRINAGAR: SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu on Tuesday along with Commissioner SMC and senior officers of the Corporation conducted tour of Hari Singh High Street here. According to a statement issued here, the Mayor visited Hanuman Mandir, Hari Singh High Street and passed on spot directions to get the abandoned bunkers removed lying adjacent to […]

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