Braid Chopping Incidents Spark Alarm, Police Clueless

Srinagar—Police imposed restrictions in most parts of Downtown Srinagar and other major towns and used force to curb sporadic protests against mysterious braid chopping incidents that have sent alarm bells ringing across Kashmir with women folk now afraid of moving out of their houses after dusk or in the early hours. [[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”25428″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] Authorities imposed strict […]

Braid Chopping Frenzy Claims Life of 70-year Old Man

Anantnag—An elderly man who was hit by a brick during Thursday night in his Anantnag compound succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS, Soura on Friday. While family term his death an accident, some reports suggest he was killed by a vigilante mob who was out patrolling the village to keep braid choppers at bay. Reacting […]

Now Beard of Imam Chopped Off

Srinagar—Unknown persons chopped off beard of a Masjid Imam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. Molvi Ghulam Nabi Ghorsi was on way to Masjid in Futlipora village of Chrar-e-Sharief area in the wee hours Friday to lead Fajr (dawn) prayers when unknown persons caught hold of him and chopped off his beard, local sources […]

Here Comes Adnan Sami To Entertain the ‘Frightened’ Denizens

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir Government is all set to hold a musical extravaganza of famous Pakistan-origin Bollywood singer Adnan Sami, on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar on Saturday. The 46-year-old Sami, who renounced Pakistani nationality to become an Indian citizen last year, will be performing at the Sher-e- Kashmir International Convention […]

Ex-militant Shot Dead in Tral

Tral— Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former militant in Tral town of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. Police sources said that Rafiq Ahmed Bhat alias Dada was present in Tral market when two unidentified suspected militants on motor-cycle emerged there and pumped bullets in his neck. “Dada was rushed to Sub-District Hospital Tral where […]

DSP Lynching: Police Files Challan Against 24 Persons

Srinagar—Police on Friday produced challan against the 24 accused, 3 of them juveniles, in connection with the lynching of Deputy Superintendent Mohammad Ayub Pandith in Srinagar earlier this year. Pandith was allegedly stripped and lynched to death by the mob near Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar on the night of Shab-e-Qadr, triggering an […]

No Need to Submit Affidavits for 51 Services Now

Srinagar—A student is no more required to submit affidavit along with testimonials at the time of submitting admission or examination forms. Neither any person requires to file the affidavit for obtaining revenue records nor an employee for drawal of general provident fund as government on Friday abolished such requirement in respect of 51 services. The […]

8 JJBs Coming Up in JK in ‘First Phase’

Srinagar—After a long delay, the state government has finally decided to set up Juvenile Justice Boards in all districts of the state but in phased manner, underling that the “institutions of such boards in one go may not be possible.” Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of the court head by Chief Justice […]

1,800 candidates appear for Army recruitment test in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Army recruitment rally drew an overwhelming response from the youth as more than 1,800 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir appeared in the tests conducted here. “The recruitment rally of Army continues to draw overwhelming response from the local youth of valley. The UHQ quota recruitment was conducted on October 4 and 5 at […]

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear weapons group

Oslo—The Nobel Peace Prize was on Friday awarded to the Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an official announcement said.   The chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, said the award had been made in recognition of the group’s work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use […]

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