Woman shot dead outside maternal home in Pulwama

Woman shot dead outside maternal home in Pulwama

Anantnag: A 38-year-old married woman was shot dead by two gunmen outside her maternal parents’ home here in Drubgam area of Pulwama district on Friday afternoon. Police said that the preliminary investigation suggests the gunmen were Hizb militants. The slain woman has been identified as Shameema Akhtar, wife of Ali Muhammad Bhat, resident of Koil […]

Civilian killed in Awantipora grenade attack

Civilian killed in Awantipora grenade attack

Anantnag: A civilian was killed and three others injured, including a man from Bihar, after a grenade hurled at Awantipora police station missed the target and exploded by the roadside in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Friday afternoon. The killed civilian has been identified as Abdul Ahad Pinchoo, son of Ali Muhammad, resident of […]

Militants escape in Hajin after brief gunfight

Militants escape in Hajin after brief gunfight

Bandipora: A group of militants believed to be four to five in number managed to give the slip to government forces after a brief gun-battle in Hajin town of Bandipora district on Friday. In Mir Mohalla locality of Hajin town, a brief exchange of gunfire, beginning from the militants’ side, took place at about 6am […]

Militants fire on army in Handwara, soldier killed

Militants fire on army in Handwara, soldier killed

Handwara: An army soldier was killed in a brief gunfight with militants in Handwara’s Qaziabad village on Friday. Army’s official spokesperson said Rifleman Ram Babu Shahi sustained bullet injury during the gun battle at Kachlo, in Baramulla district. He was provided immediate first-aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. 
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JRL Calls for shutdown on August 26, 27

JRL Calls for shutdown on August 26, 27

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik on Friday called for a shutdown on August 26 and 27 across Jammu and Kashmir to protest the hearing on Article 35A in the Supreme Court, which is to begin from August 27. After twice deferring the hearing, the […]

India raises infiltration bids along LoC with Pak

India raises infiltration bids along LoC with Pak

New Delhi: Asserting that infiltration by militants was a major concern, India on Friday told Pakistan that intrusions have increased in the north of Pir Panjal mountain ranges and Islamabad must take measures to prevent it. A statement by the Indian Army said the Director Generals of Military Operations of the two armies held talks […]

35A arbitrary, contrary to fundamental rights: BJP leader’s petition in Supreme Court

35A arbitrary, contrary to fundamental rights: BJP leader’s petition in Supreme Court

SRINAGAR: Invoking violation of women’s right to equality, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has filed a petition similar to one already filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A that guarantee special rights and privileges to the people and government of Jammu and Kashmir. BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed […]

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