Soldier Shoots 5 Colleagues Dead in Safapur Camp

SRINAGAR: An army soldier shot dead five of his sleeping colleagues inside an army camp in north Kashmir early Thursday before ending his own life. This is the first incident of fratricidal killing among the security forces deployed to quell pro-independence insurgency in Kashmir this year. Sepoy Ranveer of 4 Kumaon Regiment posted with counter-insurgency […]

Fratricide incidents on rise in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Fratricidal killings often result of adverse working conditions, long working hours and denial of leave have claimed hundreds of army and paramilitary lives in Kashmir during past two decades. Here is a list of such incidents that occurred in last 2 years. In 2011, three jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) pertaining […]

Shutdown, clashes disrupts life in Kupwara

KUPWARA: Shutdown, restrictions and clashes affected normal life in frontier district of Kupwara and Lolab Valley on Thursday for the third consecutive day. Reports said that a complete shutdown was observed in Kupwara, Lalpora, Lolab and in other parts of the district. All the shops and business establishments remained closed while transport was off the […]

No restrictions today: Police

SRINAGAR: In the wake of  strike call given by the Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday February 28,  authorities Thursday took several separatist leaders and activists under preventive custody.  However, the official sources stated that there will be no curfew in Srinagar and that no such decision in this regard has been taken […]

3 held for spreading rumours

SRINAGAR: The Special Operations Group (SOG) of police have arrested three persons, including two brothers, for allegedly floating rumours in Lolab Valley about seven militants killed by army as being civilians.  Imam Ghulam Rasool Lone and two brothers Saqib Lone and Bilal Lone sons of Ghulam Hassan Lone, a rehbar-e-taleem (ReT) teacher posted at Khurhama, […]

RTI Activist AAP LS Candidate for Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The Aam Admi Party (AAP) has announced a list of its candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and Dr. Muzaffar Bhatt, a Right to Information activist, has been nominated for the Srinagar Parliamentary constituency. Pertinently, Dr Bhat will have to contest against Dr Farooq Abdullah, National Conference patron and Tariq Hamid Karra, Peoples […]

‘Pak MNAs drink liquor worth Rs50 mln annually’

ISLAMABAD: In a startling revelation an independent member of Pakistan’s National Assembly Thursday accused fellow parliamentarians of adultery and using alcohol and banned drugs in their official residences. Jamshed Dasti claimed that liquor worth Rs 40 to 50 million was annually supplied to the Parliament lodges. The Parliament Lodges, a block of flats that houses […]

Hearath Being Observed Today

SRINAGAR: ‘Mahashivratri’ is being observed with religious fervour across the state on Thursday. The festival is being celebrated as Hearath by the Kashmiri Pandits. The festival is being celebrated in honour of lord Shiva. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun. Shivratri devotees observe day […]

Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, kills self in Safapora

SRINAGAR:An army soldier shot dead five of his sleeping colleagues inside an army camp in central Kashmir early Thursday before ending his own life. This is the first incident of fratricidal killing among the security forces in Kashmir this year. Sepoy Ranveer of 4 Kumaon Regiment posted with counter-insurgency elite force, 13 Rashtriya Rifles at the Safapora […]

Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, kills self in Safapora

SRINAGAR:An army soldier shot dead five of his sleeping colleagues inside an army camp in central Kashmir early Thursday before ending his own life. This is the first incident of fratricidal killing among the security forces in Kashmir this year. Sepoy Ranveer of 4 Kumaon Regiment posted with counter-insurgency elite force, 13 Rashtriya Rifles at the Safapora […]

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