Firecracker Mistaken For Grenade, 18 Year Old Shot Dead

Budgam—On a day, when people were observing protest shutdown against the spate of civilian killings, another civilian was shot dead by Army in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. An 18-year-old was killed in firing on Friday after an army patrol, according to police, mistook a firecracker for grenade and opened fire on a crowd. According to […]

1 Killing 3 Versions

Budgam—After the killing of a youth in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district Police and Army released their separate versions almost clashing with each other. Police said Army opened fire in Beerwah after mistaking fire cracker sound for grenade blast while Army said some stone-pelters tried to snatch weapons from the patrol party. People who were accompanying […]

Shutdown, Restrictions Disrupt Life Again

Srinagar—Authorities on Friday foiled a protest march called by Joint Resistance Leadership to the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) here by imposing restrictions. The JRL had called for the march from all parts of Srinagar to the high-security Sonwar area where UNMOGIP is headquartered. All roads leading to Sonwar were sealed […]

CM Asks PCI to Help Correct Portrayal of JK in Delhi Media

Srinagar—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has asked country’s top media watchdog organizations to help in correct and contextual portrayal of the happenings in the State. Interacting with the visiting team of Press Council of India which met her here Friday, the Chief Minister said a section of country’s media has been indulging in debates, discussions and […]

Admin Reshuffle: 29 KAS Officers Transfered

Srinagar—The State government on Friday ordered with immediate effect transfer of 29 KAS officers in the interest of administration. According to separate government orders, Mohammad Mumtaz Ali, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary in the J&K Public Service Commission. Ghanshyam Singh, awaiting orders of posting in the office of […]

Use of Pellet Guns: SC Adjourns Matter for Next Month

Srinagar—The Supreme Court of India on Friday adjourned a petition filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association, seeking an end to use of pellet guns in the state. A division bench of the apex court comprising the Chief Justice J S Khehar and Dr. Justice D.Y. Chandrachud ordered listing of the special leave petition on […]

Take US, China’s Help on Kashmir Issue: Farooq

New Delhi—Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Friday said India needs to take help from the US or China to settle the Kashmir problem. “(US President Donald) Trump himself has said he wants to settle the Kashmir problem. We didn’t tell him. Even China said they want to mediate on Kashmir. […]

Modi’s policies burning Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi—Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday charged that the Narendra Modi government’s policies are “burning” Jammu and Kashmir and flayed any attempt for third party intervention to resolve the issue, saying “Kashmir is India”. Kashmir has been facing unrest ever since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security […]

Govt abolishes subsidy on sugar for APL consumers

Srinagar—The sugar supplied by the government to the consumers will get costlier from this month as the government has stopped subsidy to the Above Poverty Line consumers and kept only Rs 12 for BPL and other priority rations card holders. Before this month, the consumers would sugar at lower costs as its subsidy was born […]

‘Closely and carefully’ following India-China standoff: US

Washington— The US is “closely and carefully” following the border standoff between India and China, the Trump administration said today, urging the two countries to engage in direct dialogue to reduce the tension.  The remarks came a day after India and China appeared willing to resolve the military standoff through dialogue.  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj […]

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