Friend ‘steals’ Policeman’s rifle

Srinagar: Police Tuesday arrested a Special Operation Group man in South Kashmir’s Tral town after one of his civilian friend allegedly stole his service rifle along with the magazine from his government quarter. Police sources have revealed to local news agencies that an SOG man Latif Khan posted at police station Tral reported that his […]

Petrol price dip by Rs.2.50

SRINAGAR: Petrol prices are likely to fall to the lowest in one year on August 15, India’s Independence day as the state oil firms are planning to cut the fuel’s rate by Rs 2.50 per litre, the biggest fall in many months, government and industry sources said. Petrol would fall to about Rs 70 per […]

Pak waging proxy war: PM

SRINAGAR:  India’s ‘informal’ war with Pakistan in 1999 came alive on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailed the eyewitness account of the old summer encounter at  Kargil hills . ” I was very much here, not as journalist but as a BJP worker,” Modi said as he spoke to a 5000-strong gathering in Kargil, […]

Modi’s war talk clouds Indo-Pak thaw

SRINAGAR: Pacifists were expecting a slight melting of ice during the forthcoming talks between Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries. But they bit their lips as Prime Minister Narindera Modi on Tuesday blamed Pakistan of waging “proxy war” against India. Modi was on his maiden visit to Ladakh, the Himalayan region bordering China and Pakistan. The […]

Modi says, 20% JK population is displaced

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while dedicating to the nation the 44MW Chutak hydropower station at Kargil, said four lakh Kashmiri Pandits were among the 20 percent of the state’s population that has been displaced. He reiterated the resolve to bring home all those displaced due to the conflict or other reasons. Addressing a public […]

Tosa Maidan Controversy and Opportunism

The decision of the army to start clearing unexploded bombs from Tosa Maidan firing ranges has been well received by the villagers living on its periphery as well as the media. This positive response is not on account of some newly found love for the army, but only because by doing so, the army has […]

523 ceasefire violation in 3 years

SRINAGAR: Government of India Tuesday said that 523 ceasefire violations were reported from past three years along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Replying to a query raised by Narendra Kumar Kashyap in Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley informed that the highest number of ceasefire violations, 347 were reported in 2013, followed by […]

20 soldiers go missing in 14 years

SRINAGAR: At least 20 Indian soldiers posted in border areas, most of them in Jammu and Kashmir, have gone missing from 1996 to 2010, according to an RTI reply, reported a news Magazine on Tuesday. As per the reply given by the Ministry of External Affairs, 18 soldiers went missing from Jammu and Kashmir while […]

Militant ambush BSF convoy, 9 hurt

SRINAGAR: Vigil has been intensified on either side of Srinagar-Anantnag road following a surprise attack on a BSF convoy Monday night. Police said the suspected militants attacked a Border Security Force convoy injuring 9 security personnel from two battalions including an Assistant Commandant near Kadalbal on Srinagar-Jammu highway. In an unrelated incident, a policeman who […]

Girl loses eye to policeman’s revenge attack

Srinagar: A 17-year-old girl lost her left eye after she was assaulted by her neighbor in Hakbar Sumbal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Giving details, Police sources said two girl students, who live next to each other, are enrolled in class 11 of Higher Secondary School Hajin. They had a tiff over some issue […]