11 civilians among 56 killed in poll-time violence

SRINAGAR: The poll-time violence across Kashmir has claimed at least eleven civilians in the supposedly election year since January. The number of political persons, policemen, soldiers and militants killed in past four months is reportedly forty five. Police records suggest at least 21 persons including six civilians were killed in the month of April alone. […]

Evening clashes rock Baramulla, Sopore, 25 hurt

‘2 persons sustained bullet wounds’ SOPORE: At least 25 persons, including polling staff, policemen and paramilitary CRPF personnel were injured during late evening clashes at several parts of north Kashmir. Reports said that dozens of buses carrying poll staff and paramilitaries were attacked by protesters with stones at Arampura, Amargadh, Zainageer, Seelu, Noorbagh, Dangerpora, Sangrama […]

Coercion was evident, Govt inflated figures: Geelani

BANDIPORE: Locals from Bandipore have alleged that the army soldiers thrashed some people when they were on their way to a polling station. CNS quoted locals from Nowpora area of Bandipore district as said that on the instructions of an Army officer, Indian soldiers beat them to pulp without any provocation. They said that even […]

BOPEE Scam: Court Orders Attachment of Properties

SRINAGAR: The anti corruption court has ordered attachment of properties of seven accused persons who were evading arrest after being declared as proclaimed offenders in Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) MBBS paper leak scam of 2012. On March 26, 2014 a special anti corruption had declared 14 accused including six student beneficiaries of CET […]

Health staff arrested for molesting woman

KANGAN: An employee of health department was suspended and arrested by police after he allegedly sexually assaulted a female patient in Trauma Hospital Kangan in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. The female patient (name withheld) said that she went with the prescription of a doctor to a medical employee in Trauma Hospital Kangan who […]

Fear looms as North votes today

Officer among 3 CRPF men hurt in Sopore firing; Could be misfire: Police BARAMULLA: In the backdrop of violent public reaction during previous phases of polling in North and Central Kashmir, authorities have fortified nearly entire North Kashmir where the voting is due on Wednesday. Suspected militants fired at a 179 Bn CRPF bunker near […]

1536 polling booths are sensitive

SRINGAR: The Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency comprising Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts is scheduled to go for polling on May 7 to choose between NC’s Sharifudin Shariq, People’s Conference candidate Salamudin Bajad, PDP senior leader Muzafar Hussain Beigh and Awami Itihaad Party president Engineer Rashid.    There are 14 candidates in the fray. Baramulla Lok […]

PSA ghost again haunts Valley

There’s no threat of 2010-type uprising, we release first timers after counseling: Police Srinagar: The poll-time crackdown on Kashmir’s youth has caused unrest across Kashmir Valley with some youth being booked under the draconian  Public Safety Act, which empowers the state to jail a person for minimum two years without trial. At least two boys […]

Will Modi win revive Kashmir militancy?

SRINAGAR: While keeping a cautious tack of Indian elections, the global press has been displaying its unease over the Indian media’s extravagant predictions that Narinder Modi will make it to the Prime Minister’s seat. Guardian in its latest analysis has quoted experts fearing recycling of Kashmir’s almost emaciated militancy. Security officials in India, according to […]

Threat letters scare Pak envoys in India

Islamabad seeks more security around embassy, consulates NEW DELHI: Pakistan has asked Indian government to upgrade security around the country’s embassy in Delhi and consulates elsewhere, media reported Tuesday. Quoting official sources, various media outlets in India confirmed that the Pakistan High Commission had received ?letters in the past few days threatening to harm Pakistan […]