Pellet Guns: Non-lethal weapon bringing silent deaths to unarmed protestors

  Srinagar: Ever since the security forces changed ways to tackle protests in the Valley in 2010 – the time when hundreds of youth fell to the bullets in 2008, 2009 and 2010 – and turned to non-lethal weaponry, such as pepper bombs and pellet guns, there has been constant opposition to it. But as […]

X-ray image of a pellet gun victim. (Credit: Hindu Businessline)

Ezabir Ali, a social activist, told that, “It is very painful to see pellet victims. At very first sight an utter comes from inside that how inhumane a person could be who used such kind of weapon on a youth with still a long life to live. In the long term, the victims of […]

Transfers, postings in Police Deptt

Srinagar: The Government today ordered some transfers and postings in Police Department. Mr. Shailendra Kumar Mishra, SP Kargil has been transferred and posted as SP Traffic Rural Kashmir. Mr. Rahul Malik, SP Kupwara has been transferred and posted as SP Kargil. Mr. Javid Ahmed Koul, SP Traffic Rural, Kashmir has been transferred and posted as […]

2 labourers buried alive

Srinagar: Tragedy befell upon twin families when two labourers, both related, died after a roof collapsed on them when they were busy in dismantling a dilapidated building in Balgarden area of Srinagar city Thursday morning. Reports said that both the labourers got buried under the intact cemented loft after it collapsed suddenly. People present on […]

Chenani Nashri tunnel

NEW DELHI: IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) today said construction of the nine kilometer long Chenani Nashri Tunnel project in Jammu & Kashmir is scheduled to be completed by May next year.  In a BSE filing, IL&FS Transportation Networks said: “The breakthrough ceremony of the 9 kilometer long main tunnel at the Chenani Nashri Tunnel […]

Tower Mystery Unraveled, Will Make Facts Public Soon: DGP

KUPWARA: Holding armed militants directly responsible for the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Sheikh Altaf, Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Thursday said that killers have been identified and shortly police will produce them before the media. The killing of Sheikh Altaf by unidentified gunmen in Sopore town on Tuesday had evoked widespread condemnation while separatist groups […]

Rehab Package for Flood Victims Soon: Jaitley

SRINAGAR: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today assured Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) that the Centre will soon announce a comprehensive rehabilitation package for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. “The Finance Minister assured us that the Centre will announce a comprehensive rehabilitation package for the flood victims of the state within next […]

Mirwaiz Faction Flays Agha Hassan

‘Sowing seeds of discord unfortunate’ SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat Conference (M) has expressed surprise at the departure of Agha Syed Hassan from the moderate faction accusing prominent Shia leader of sowing discord among pro-freedom leadership. A Hurriyat (M) spokesman said Agha Hasan, as an important and active member of the amalgam for the past more than twenty […]

PSO Mistook Shadow of Animals as Militants, Opens Fire

SHOPIAN: Panic gripped Wachi area of hopian district on Wednesday night when the security guards of a senior People’s Democratic Party worker allegedly fired couple of shots in air after he ‘mistook’ animal shadow as that of a militant. Residents said that, a security guard attached with the PDP senior worker Athar Hussain, after opened […]

Pro-Azadi Demos Held in KU

Tufail Mattu’s 5th Death Anniversary SRINAGAR: A large number of students on Thursday staged a pro-freedom and anti-India demonstration in the Kashmir University on the 5th death anniversary of 17-year old Tufail Ahmad Mattu. Tufail was killed on 11 June after police fired a teargas shell at him inside Gani Memorial Stadium in Rajouri Kadal […]

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