Kasana Was a ‘Dreaded’ Militant: Police

SRINAGAR: Shakeel Ahmed Kasana, who died in the Batmaloo grenade blast on Wednesday, was a dreaded militant, police said said today. According to police sources, Kasana was a close aide of Salahuddin and his bodyguard during his PaK stay. “Kasana returned to this part of Kashmir in 2003 and he was having close affiliation with […]

Hizb Says ‘Fake’ Attack

SRINAGAR: Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen Wednesday claimed that one of its militants Shakil Ahmed Kasana aka Obaidullah was killed by Jammu and Kashmir Police in a fake attack at Batmaloo, Srinagar. Hizb spokesman, Baleeg-ud-Din, said Kasana was a top-ranked militant “who was killed by police in a fake encounter”. “The attack was carried out in a planned way […]

Lifer to 2 Kashmiris Draws Flak

SRINAGAR: Various political parties have expressed, dissatisfaction, pain and dismay on the development in Kolkata where a Sessions Court sentenced two youth from Srinagar, Sheikh Imran and Sheikh Farhat to life in prison. Political vendetta: Mirwaiz : Hurriyat Conference (M) has termed the mysterious murders of Kashmiris and awarding life sentences to innocent Kashmiri youth […]

Govt Hires Hunters to ‘Eliminate Ferocious’ Stray Animals

SRINAGAR: Forest Minister Mian Altaf Wednesday said that Department of Wildlife Protection has hired skilled hunters to hunt down the ferocious wild animals. “No one can control wild animals and I appeal people to protect themselves from these ferocious animals,” Mian Altaf was quoted as saying. He said that people should not every time rely […]

ATM Guard Held For Burglary

SRINAGAR: With the arrest of a security guard police on Wednesday claimed to have solved Monday’s burglary at the State Bank of India ATM in Dalgate area of Srinagar. The accused, according to police, was himself guarding the said ATM. Station House Officer Ram Munshibagh police station, Inspector Nazir Ahmad said that on Monday, a […]

Omar Approves Rs. 63.47 Cr AP, Rs. 35 Cr SADP for Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Following public outcry over smaller plan allocations for Srinagar in comparison to Jammu district, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday announced Rs. 35 crore under Special Area Development Programme (SADP) for the district besides giving nod to Rs. 63.47 crore Annual Plan 2013-14 making the total funds of Rs. 98.47 crore available to Srinagar for […]