Budgam villages cordoned off

Budgam villages cordoned off

By Ishfaq Reshi Budgam: Acting on a specific input on movement of suspected militants, a joint team of army and SOG of J&K police laid a cordon in Dharmon village of Budgam district on Wednesday evening. “After some inputs regarding the presence of militants in the village, a cordon was laid,” police sources said. The […]

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

’86 youths picked up arms in 2016, highest in 6 years’

New Delhi: A total of 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016, the highest in the past six years, parliament was told by the government of India on Tuesday. At the same time, it said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has “improved to a large extent” this year. In written replies to two separate […]

Parliamentary by polls: PDP convention stoned in Kulgam, 3 workers injured

Parliamentary by polls: PDP convention stoned in Kulgam, 3 workers injured

By Shafat Mir Kulgam: Unidentified persons threw stones at and injured three workers of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party during a ‘workers’ convention’ in Chawalgam village of Kulgam district on Sunday. The convention was being held inside the premises of Dak Bungalow, Kulgam. “As the convention was in progress inside the hall, some miscreants hurled […]

Police to take ‘necessary steps’ for conduct of elections

Police to take ‘necessary steps’ for conduct of elections

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir SJM Gillani has told Kashmir Reader that the police will take all necessary steps, including the arrest of pro-freedom leaders and activists, to ensure that the Lok Sabha by-elections in Srinagar and Anantnag are conducted in free and fair manner. When asked if the police will take pro-freedom […]

Speeches of Hasnain, Sahai misinterpretation of Islam: Dukhtaran

Speeches of Hasnain, Sahai misinterpretation of Islam: Dukhtaran

SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Sunday said the statements made by retired army general, Syed Ata Hasnain and IGP SM Sahai at a conference were “nothing but hypothetical analysis based on misinformation, ignorance and misinterpretations suiting the Indian narrative on Kashmir issue”. In a statement issued here, Andrabi said, “Rather than […]

Sensitivities of JK need to be recognised: Mehbooba

Sensitivities of JK need to be recognised: Mehbooba

MUMBAI: Appealing people of the country for much more handholding in resolving the issues confronting Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said the sensitivities of the state need to be recognized and appreciated which she said are different from other states in India. Addressing the India Today Conclave today, she stressed upon the […]

Militants flee cordon in Pulwama; clashes after Friday prayers

Militants flee cordon in Pulwama; clashes after Friday prayers

SRINAGAR: Militants fled away after a brief exchange of fire with the security forces in Lassipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday morning. Local sources said the Batnoor area of the district was cordoned off early in the morning. “There was a brief exchange of fire but the militants fled from the spot,” […]

148 soldiers killed in J&K since 2015, says Govt

148 soldiers killed in J&K since 2015, says Govt

New Delhi: There were 15 militant attacks on the army last year as the government forces lost 68 soldiers, the Lok Sabha was Friday informed. The year 2016 also recorded 449 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Jammu and Kashmir border. In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Subhash Bhamre, […]

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