Train crushes Pattan boy into two

Srinagar: Takmeel Majeed Ganie, son of Abdul Majeed was crushed to death by train in Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday, sources said. They said that 13 year old Takmeel, a student of eighth standard was virtually cut into two pieces after train ran over him at Buran village. Reports quoting officials said […]

1000’s Flock to Militants Village

Srinagar—Thousands of people were heading to Sofashali, the native village of slain militant commander Bashir Ahmad alias Lashkari to join his funeral prayers, reports reaching here said Saturday evening. A witness said on phone from the area that “a sea of people” was waiting for the body of Lashkari at his village. As news about […]

Troika Calls for Shutdown

Srinagar—Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Saturday expressed grief and anguish at ‘indiscriminate firing on people by Indian forces’ resulting in the killing two unarmed protesters at Dialgam calling it extremely horrific and condemnable. “Indian forces are armed with draconian and lawless laws which gives them complete […]

J&K Govt Likely to Rollout GST by July 6

New Delhi—Jammu and Kashmir, the only state which failed to meet the 30 June timeline for the goods and services tax (GST) rollout, is likely to clear the legislation on the indirect tax regime by 6 July, state finance minister Haseeb Drabu said in New Delhi. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley had on Monday written […]

Kashmir Shut Against Imminent GST Rollout

Srinagar—Traders across Kashmir Valley observed a complete shutdown against the government proposal to implement Goods and Service Tax regime in the State. Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) and Kashmir Economic Alliance had called for the valley-wide protests and shutdown. Reports said that all the shops and business establishment remained completely shut though public and […]

Plane Escapes Mid-air Collision with BSF Aircraft

Srinagar—A mid-air collision between an IndiGo plane and a BSF aircraft was averted over Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The two planes came perilously close to each other when an alert went off inside both cockpits, following which the aircraft automatically steered to a safer distance, sources said. There were 180 passengers on […]

Salahuddin Defies 'Crazy Trump,' Terrorist Designation

Muzaffarabad— A top Kashmiri militant commander on Saturday denounced his designation as a terrorist by the United States, vowing to continue his armed fight against Indian rule in the Indian administered part of Kashmir. Syed Salahuddin called the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration “idiotic”, saying it was a gift to Indian Prime Minister […]

Policy on Kashmir Remains Unchanged: US

Lahore—The State Department has said that the U.S. policy on Kashmir remains unaffected despite designating Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a ‘global terrorist’. Designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist does not reflect a change in the US policy on Kashmir, “Our policy on Kashmir has not changed ” said […]

Top Lashkar Commander, Aide Killed

Anantnag—Two civilians and two militants, one of whom a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander, were killed on Saturday when armed forces and militants exchanged fire in a South Kashmir village of Dialgam in Anantnag district. Army assisted by para-military CRPF and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Brinti Dialgam early on Saturday morning. […]

Who forced Bashir to become militant again, asks MLA Rashid

Srinagar: Accusing the Government and its security agencies of celebrating the deaths of Kashmiris including civilians and the militants, AIP Supremo and MLA Er. Rashid has said that New Delhi is more interested in killing and controlling Kashmiris by bullets rather showing any desire for a peaceful settlement to Kashmir dispute. Reacting to Dialgam encounter Er. […]