5 injured in city clashes

Srinagar: At-least five civilians including a woman were injured when police resorted to teargas shelling and fired pellets to quell a protest demonstration in Nowhatta area here on Friday.  The protests, sources and eyewitnesses said, ensued after Jumat-ul-Vida prayers at historic Jamia Masjid. They said that hundreds of protests mainly youth, assembled outside Jamia Masjid […]

Cloudburst hits Kargil, damages houses

Srinagar:  An overnight cloud burst followed by flash floods caused damage and severe destruction of houses, property and agriculture land in Kargil district. Though there was no loss of life reported due to the natural calamity, but floods damaged many houses located in the mountains and damaged kanals of agriculture land. Minister of state for […]

Hizb rebuffs police claims on Salahudin

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen on Friday rebuffed the police claims that its chief Syed Salahudin had ordered the killing of srapnaches and panchs (Panchayat members) in Baramulla district of north Kashmir.  “The accusations by police that Hizb chief Syed Salahudin ordered killing of sarpanches and panchs is very awful and we strongly condemned it,” a spokesman […]

Ban on Bangla Jamat blow to democracy: JeI

Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), J&K has described the court decision banning Jama’at-e-Islami Bangladesh a great blow to the democracy and claimed it amounts to hurting the sentiments of millions of people associated with in and outside Bangladesh. “This declaration of terming Jama’at as illegal is a clear denial of the fact that Islam is a complete […]

Police, locals lock horns over death of burglar

Kulgam: Police Friday claimed that the burglar who was beaten ruthlessly by people after being caught by them while stealing cattle from a house in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district breathed his last at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura. Police lodged a case against the people and called six of them in police station for […]

Woman set on fire by in-laws

Srinagar: A woman from South Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district sustained severe burn injuries after she was allegedly set on fire by her in-laws at her Kokernag home on Friday. Official sources said that Shubi Jan (25) wife of Bilal Ahmad of Takiya Magam, Kokernag was seriously injured after her in-laws allegedly set her on fire […]

Jammu-bound train derails

Jammu: Jammu-Pathankote bound train met with an accident in Samba district on Friday. However, no one was hurt in the incident, a police officer said. “The bogey of Jammu-bound Himkund Express overturned when a wheel of the engine got detached on the railway track in Raipur area of Samba district around 4:30 am today”, he […]

BSF recovers fake currency

JAMMU: The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized huge consignment of fake Indian currency notes worth Rs. 4, 96,000 along with arms and ammunition near International Boundary of India-Pakistan border in Jammu. At midnight, troops of 193 Battalion BSF deployed in Border Outpost Chawani in R.S Pura in Jammu district observed suspicious movement of […]

Nasrallah: Shia-Sunni Conflict To Divert Attention From Palestine

BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Syed Hassan Nasrallah, who made a rare public appearance Friday at a rally in the southern suburbs of Lebanese capital, dismissed claims of “Shia expansion” in the region as a ploy to divert attention from Israel and warned that the idea was serving to fuel sectarian strife in the Muslim world. In an […]

New Iran President Calls Israel An ‘Old Wound’

TEHRAN: Two days before his inauguration as Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that Israeli occupation of Palestinian land had inflicted a “wound” on the body of Muslim Ummah. On the eve of his inauguration, Hassan Rohani told reporters that Israel was “a foreign body that needs to be eradicated”. Hassan Rohani,  64 […]