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Social activist Waqar H Bhatti held for hurting religious sentiments through his tweet

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested social activist Waqar H Bhatti for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with his shivling tweet which caused social media outrage. Following his tweet, which was later deleted, netizens demanded his immediate arrest. FIR was registered following his tweet, which hurt religious sentiments, a senior police officer told PTI. []

27 May 2022 2:16 pm
LeT Hybrid militant arrested in Bemina Srinagar: Police

Srinagar:Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba hybrid militant in Bemina area of Central Kashmirs Srinagar district. In a statement issued to GNS, the police said that acting on a specific tip-off about the movement of militants in the general area of Bemina, a joint Naka was laid by Srinagar Police, valley QAT []

27 May 2022 1:06 pm
2 Persons Die As Tractor Turns Turtle In Pampore

PAMPORE, May 27:Two persons including a tractor driver died after a tractor they were traveling in turned turtle at Konibal Pampore area of south Kashmirs Pulwama district on Friday morning. SHO Pampore Adil Ashraf told Kashmir Reader that tractor driver and 60 year old man killed after a tractor they were traveling in turned turtle. []

27 May 2022 11:12 am
Night Temp Falls At Most Places In J&K After Fresh Rains

Srinagar: Night temperature on Friday recorded a fall in J&K barring Gulmarg and Jammu following light rainfall last evening. A meteorological department official here said that Srinagar received 1.0mm of rain and recorded a low of 13.6C against 15.0C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was above normal by 1.6C during this time []

27 May 2022 10:02 am
4 newly recruited militants killed in twin Kashmir gunfights

Srinagar: Four newly recruited militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in two separate encounters in last few hours in Awantipora Pulwama and Soura Srinagar. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that two newly recruited militants namely Shahid Mushtaq Bhat resident of Hafroo Chadoora Budgam and Farhan Habib resident of Hakripora []

27 May 2022 7:49 am
9-yr-old girl charred to death in Dal Lake blaze

Srinagar: A nine-year-old girl was charred to death in an overnight blaze at Dal Lake in Srinagar. Official said ) that a 09-year-old girl identified as Nadiya Bashir, daughter of Late Bashir Ahmad Goswani was charred to death in an overnight fire incident at Ghat number 16 Dal Lake Srinagar. Earlier, fire broke out in []

27 May 2022 7:35 am
Centre transfers IAS officer over alleged misuse of sports stadium

New Delhi:In a swift action, the Centre Thursday shunted IAS couple Sanjeev Khirwar and Anu Dugga to Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh respectively following media reports suggesting misuse of official position by them, officials said here. In an order, the Home Ministry said Khirwar, a 1994-batch IAS officer from AGMUT cadre, is shifted to Ladakh and []

27 May 2022 7:30 am
Two LeT militants killed in Soura Gunfight, searches on: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar:Two militants of Lashkar-i-Toiba were killed in a predawn gunfight with the police in Soura area of Srinagar district on Friday, officials said. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar while confirming that two LeT militants were killed in Soura. Kumar further said that four LeT militants have been killed in less than 10 hours []

27 May 2022 7:00 am
3 Pakistani militants, army porter killed in Kupwara gunfight: Police

78 militants, 26 of them Pakistanis, killed in 50 gunfights this year Srinagar: Three Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, who had recently infiltrated into Kashmir, were killed Thursday morning in a gunfight with government forces in the frontier Kupwara district, police said. An army porter identified as Lateef Mir son of Majeed Mir resident of []

27 May 2022 2:44 am
Jack, John and Golf played key role in Maliks life imprisonment

New Delhi: Jack, John and Alpha were among the NIAs protected witnesses who helped nail banned JKLF chief Yasin Malik. These names were given to important protected witnesses, with hidden identities for their safety, in the militancy funding case in which the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had seized around 600 electronic devices during its raids []

27 May 2022 2:42 am
9 killed as cab rolls down into gorge at Zojila Pass

LG Manoj Sinha, Farooq, Omar Abdullah express grief over tragic accident in which residents of 4 states and 2 from J&K were killed Sonamarg: Nine persons were killed and another critically injured when a Tavera cab they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into a deep gorge at Zojilla Pass in []

27 May 2022 2:42 am
Civilian killings belie claims of normalcy in Kashmir: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday questioned the Centres Jammu and Kashmir policy saying the civilian killings in Kashmir did not support Government of Indias claims of normalcy in the union territory. In Kashmir, mournings have sadly become the norm & a daily ritual. Countless innocent civilians are killed in one way or the []

27 May 2022 2:41 am
Gunfight breaks out in Awantipora

Awantipora, A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Aganhanzipora village in Awantipora area of South Kashmirs Pulwama district on Thursday evening. An official said that acting on a specific input, joint team of forces launched cordon and search operation in the area. He said that as the joint team of forces approached []

26 May 2022 9:46 pm
Brown Bear Caught Alive in Bandiporas Shahgund Village

Srinagar: A brown bear was caught alive by the Wildlife Department (Range Ajas) at Shahgund Hajin in North Kashmirs Bandipora district on Thursday. Official said that the brown bear was spotted by locals around three days ago and had subsequently informed the Wildlife Department who along with the local Army were searching for the wild []

26 May 2022 5:03 pm
April 22 Sunjwan Attack: NIA Arrested JeM OGW From Pulwama

Srinagar,: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said to have arrested an Over Ground Worker of Jash-e-Mohammad militant outfit from Pulwama district in connection with Sunjwan attack case in which a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer was killed and several others were injured on April 22. (On May 25) NIA arrested one accused person []

26 May 2022 4:58 pm
10 persons arrested in Mid-Night raid for Anti-national Sloganeering, Hooliganism, outside Yasin Maliks House: Police

Srinagar: Police on Thrusday said that it has arrested 10 people for raising Anti-national sloganeering hooliganism outside Yasin Maliks house yesterday in Maisuma Srinagar. In a statement , the police said that today Srinagar Police arrested ten (10) accused so far, who were involved in hooliganism and stone-pelting outside home of Yasin Malik in Maisuma []

26 May 2022 2:12 pm
Kashmir records 50 encounters, 78 militant killings this year so far: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday informed that as many as 78 militants have been killed in 50 encounters that took place across kashmir since the beginning of this year. Top police officials privy to the figures said that since January this year, a series of anti-militancy operations were launched by the security forces, []

26 May 2022 12:09 pm
9 dead as vehicle rolls down gorge at Zojila Pass

Sonamarg:- At nine persons were killed and person injured when a Tavera Cab they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled down into a very deep gorge in Zojilla Pass in Central Kashmirs Ganderbal district of on late Wednesday evening. Officials said The Taveera Cab bearing registration number JK12- 7466 on its way []

26 May 2022 8:50 am
Three LeT militants killed in Kupwara Gunfight, Arms and Ammunition recovered: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Three militants associated with outfit Lashkar-i-Toiba were killed on Thrusday in Jumagund area of North Kashmirs Kupwara district. In a tweet, The Kashmir Police Zone while quoting IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar wrote, All three militants killed, affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT. Identification being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered,. Earlier in []

26 May 2022 8:26 am
North Kashmir: Gunfight breaks out in Kupwara

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Jumagund village of North Kashmirs Kupwara district on Thrusday. In a tweet Kashmir Police Zone wrote, Based on a specific input developed by Kupwara Police regarding infiltration attempt of militants in village Jumagund, Kupwara, an encounter has started when the infiltrating terrorists were intercepted []

26 May 2022 7:18 am
7 persons feared dead in Zojila road mishap

Ganderbal: Seven people are feared dead after a vehicle rolled down a deep gorge along Zojila Pass in Sonamarg in Central-Kashmirs Ganderbal district on Wednesday. An official said that a Tavera car travelling from Kargil to Sonamarg skidded off the road and fell into the 400-ft deep gorge at Zojila pass Mandir Morh . Police, []

26 May 2022 7:16 am
Militancy funding case: Delhi court sentences Yasin Malik to life imprisonment

NIA pleaded for death penalty New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik, in a militancy funding case, saying the crimes were intended to strike at the heart of the idea of India and intended to forcefully secede J&K from the Union of India. []

26 May 2022 5:10 am
Shutdown in parts of Srinagar, clashes in Maisuma

Srinagar: Clashes erupted between supporters of JKLF chairman Yasin Malik and security forces in Maisuma locality here on Wednesday, even as parts of the city observed a spontaneous shutdown ahead of a courts verdict on the quantum of sentence for the separatist leader convicted in a militant funding case, officials said. Scores of people, including []

26 May 2022 5:10 am
Mobile internet suspended in Valley

Srinagar: Mobile internet was suspended in Kashmir as a precautionary measure after a court awarded life imprisonment to separatist leader Yasin Malik in a militancy funding case on Wednesday, officials said. They said the mobile internet has been suspended across all network service providers in the Valley. However, the officials said, internet services were working []

26 May 2022 5:09 am
Verdict to fuel more alienation: PAGD

Srinagar: The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD on Wednesday said the court verdict announcing life imprisonment to JKLF chief Yasin Malik is a setback to the efforts for peace. Life imprisonment given to Yaseen Malik is unfortunate and a setback to the efforts for peace. We are afraid that this will further compound the []

26 May 2022 5:09 am
Urge India to acquit Yasin Malik: Pak to UN rights chief

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has written to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to urge India to acquit separatist leader Yasin Malik from all charges and ensure his immediate release from prison so that he can be reunited with his family. Pakistans Foreign Office said in a statement that the []

26 May 2022 5:08 am
BJP welcomes Delhi court verdict against Malik

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on Wednesday welcomed the Delhi courts order awarding life imprisonment to JKLF chairman Yasin Malik in a militancy funding case, saying that the separatist leader deserved it for the sins committed against the people and the country . Raina also lashed out at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti []

26 May 2022 5:08 am
Police hold quiz, debate at Higher Secondary School Mattan

Srinagar: A quiz and a debate was today organised at Higher Secondary School Mattan in Anantnag by the Polices IRP 17 Bn. The function was organised under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav, a civic action programme of the police. All the students of the school participated with utmost fervour in both quiz and []

25 May 2022 10:06 pm
Chadoora attack: Injured lady succumbs

SRINAGAR A lady who was shot at by unidentified gunmen in Chadoora area of Central Kashmirs Budgam district, succumbed to her injuries at SMHS hospital here in Srinagar. Officials said that a lady identified as Amreena Bhat from Hushroo Chadoora along with her nephew was fired upon by the unidentified gunmen, leaving them seriously []

25 May 2022 9:13 pm
Lifer To Yaseen Malik Will Only Fuel Alienation: PAGD

Srinagar: Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Wednesday said that life imprisonment given to JKLF chief Yaseen Malik was unfortunate and a setback to the efforts for peace. We are afraid that this will further compound the uncertainties in the region and will only fuel more alienation and separatist feelings, spokesman of the PAGD []

25 May 2022 6:40 pm
Yasin Malik gets Lifer

Srinagar: The NIA court on Wednesday sentenced JKLF chairman Yasin Malik to life imprisonment, according to the television reports from news channels. Malik had last week told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him. The court had earlier convicted Yasin Malik for offences punishable under sections 120B IPC, 121 IPC, []

25 May 2022 6:23 pm
School bag policy: SED fixes limit on bag weight for students

Srinagar: The School Education Department on Wednesday said that the weight of school bags for KG students from classes I and II shall not have more than 1.6 KGs to 2.2 KGs The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has said, The weight of the school bags as per the policy, should be 1.6 to []

25 May 2022 3:30 pm
High Court grants bail to Waheed Parra

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Partys youth wing president Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra has been granted bail by Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday, ordering his immediate release. Shariq Reyaz, Parras counsel informed that he has been granted bail by high court. Order of trial court set aside. Had the onerous duty to lead his defence and argue []

25 May 2022 3:06 pm
Kapil Sibal files RS nomination as SP-backed Independent, says he quit Cong on May 16

Lucknow/New Delhi: Saying that he had resigned from the Congress last week, Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate from Uttar Pradesh supported by the Samajwadi Party. Sibal, whose exit from the Congress is another jolt for the electorally battered party, went to the Uttar Pradesh assembly []

25 May 2022 1:54 pm
Pak government cracks down on supporters of PTI participating in protest march; block roads

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities blocked roads and arrested several supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-I Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday in a bid to derail the protest march called by ousted prime minister Imran Khan, a day after the government banned their rally to prevent them from propagating their misleading agenda. On Saturday, Khan, 69, had asked his []

25 May 2022 12:40 pm
Faith healer, 2 other persons arrested after womans death in Shopian

Srinagar: A faith healer has been arrested along with two other persons by police in Shopian following the death of a woman allegedly after she was beaten up last night in the south Kashmir district, officials said on Wednesday. A police official said that the woman, Souby Jan wife of Muzzafar Ahmad Sheikh of Damhal []

25 May 2022 12:18 pm
Three militants, cop killed in Baramulla gunfight: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Three Pakistani militants and a cop was killed in a fierce gunfight in Kreeri area of North Kashmirs Baramulla district on Wednesday, officials said. Quoting Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar, the Kashmir Police Zone wrote, Three Pakistani militant killed. One JKP personnel also attained martyrdom in this chance encounter. Incriminating materials including []

25 May 2022 11:28 am
North Kashmir: Gunfight breaks out in Baramulla

Srinagar: A fierce Gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Najibhat area of Pattan in North Kashmirs Baramulla district on Wednesday. Reports said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Kreeri. As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding []

25 May 2022 11:08 am
After surviving miraculously, baby girl from Banihal dies at G B Pant hospital

Srinagar: A baby girl from Banihal, who survived miraculously two days back, died at GB Pant hospital in Srinagar. The girl was declared dead at Sub District Hospital Banihal, however, the locals found her alive during burial in the area. The baby girl was rushed to Srinagars GB Pant hospital where she was undergoing treatment. []

25 May 2022 10:55 am
Night Temp Below Normal, MeT Forecasts Dry Weather In J&K

Srinagar: Amid forecast for mainly dry weather for now, mercury stayed below normal at most places in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. A meteorological department official said that Srinagar recorded a low of 11.6C against 11.8C on the previous night. The temperature, he said, was below normal by 0.1C during this time of the year []

25 May 2022 9:48 am
US to end Russias ability to pay international investors

Washington: The U.S. will close the last avenue for Russia to pay its billions in debt back to international investors on Wednesday, making a Russian default on its debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution all but inevitable. The Treasury Department said in a notification that does not plan to renew the license []

25 May 2022 7:51 am
Militants shoot dead policeman, injure daughter in Srinagar

Srinagar: A policeman was killed and his minor daughter was injured when militants fired at them outside their home in Srinagars Soura area on Tuesday, police said. The slain constable was identified as Saifullah Qadri son of Mohammad Syed Qadri of Malik Sahib in Soura. He was shifted to nearby SKIMS Soura in a critical []

25 May 2022 2:18 am
8 JeM militant associates arrested in Awantipora: Police

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said they busted a Jaish-e-Mohammad module by arresting eight militant associates in Awantipora area of Pulwama. A police official said that on a specific input, several suspects were arrested and further leads were developed that lead Police and security forces to bust a module of Jaish-e-Mohammad operating in Awantipora. It said []

25 May 2022 2:17 am
Three civilians injured in grenade attack in Kulgam

Srinagar: Three civilians were injured in a grenade blast at a bus stand in Yaripora area of south Kashmirs Kulgam district on Tuesday. A police officer said that the militants hurled a grenade at a joint naka party of police and CRPF, which fell in a drain and exploded with a bang. Three civilians suffered []

25 May 2022 2:16 am
BJP exploiting Kashmiri Pandits: Mehbooba

Srinagar: PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday accused the BJP of only exploiting the situation of Kashmiri Pandits and doing nothing for their welfare. The BJP has only exploited Kashmiri pandits. If anything was done for the Kashmiri pandits, like their shifting from tents to flats, it was done in Manmohan Singhs tenure, and when []

25 May 2022 2:15 am
Delhi court likely to pronounce punishment for Yasin Malik today

New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its judgment on the quantum of punishment for convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who had earlier pleaded guilty of all the charges including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case. Special judge Praveen Singh had on []

25 May 2022 2:15 am
92% births in J&K take place in health facilities

56 percent women received financial assistance under Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) Srinagar: Eight percent births take place at home in Jammu and Kashmir while 92 percent births take place in health facilities. The National Health and Family Survey (NHFS) reported that 42 percent of births in the last five years were delivered by Caesarean section []

25 May 2022 2:14 am
The perils and civic challenges that tourism brings

Srinagar: Kashmir is witnessing a bumper tourism season this year, which is helping thousands of people earn their livelihood and generate revenue for the government, but there are many challenges before the authorities that come with tourism: pollution, resource depletion, energy consumption, and waste. Environmental experts believe that with an increase in tourist flow, there []

25 May 2022 2:14 am
No irrigation for apple growers of Pulwama, more than 50% of orchards entirely rain-fed

People appeal to administration to increase subsidy for borewells Anantnag: More than 50 percent of apple orchards in Pulwama district lack irrigation facilities, and remain completely dependent on rainwater, which affects the productivity as well as the quality of the apple produce. The situation gets uglier in critical periods when the weather remains dry, especially []

25 May 2022 2:13 am
Dropping Sher-e-Kashmirs name embossed on JK police medal akin to erasing history: NC

Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday denounced the move of the government in which it had announced replacing the name of Sher-e-Kashmir embossed on the J&K Police medals for gallantry and meritorious service. Opposing the move, National Conference State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar called it an attempt to erase history and added that Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah []

25 May 2022 2:12 am