Fire Rages in Lolab Forests, Loud Explosions Rattle Area 

Kupwara—Dense forests of Lolab Valley in frontier district of Kupwara district are being consumed by blaze that started 12 days ago with officials pleading helplessness, saying controlling fire is not in their hands as they fear to go inside woods due to explosions that rattle the area intermittently. In Compartment number 19 of Sogam and […]

Braid Cutters On The Loose In Valley? Protests Spread 

Srinagar—Fresh incidents of braid-chopping triggered protests and clashes in various areas of Srinagar city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday with people complaining that the police was merely watching these events as a mute spectator. On Tuesday a soldier was beaten up by a mob on suspicion of being involved in a […]

Without Evidence, How Can We Find Braid Cutters?: DGP Vaid

Srinagar—Director General of Police S P Vaid Monday said police has constituted an SIT in every district and the DySP headquarters has been made member of the SIT’s which shall be headed by the concerned DCs. Vaid said the members of the SITs will visit the victims and record their statements. He, however, said the […]

Soldiers Thrashed, Vehicle Set on Fire

Srinagar—Agitated people thrashed three army soldiers and set their vehicle on fire after checking their identity cards at Akhal Kangan area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses told news agency CNS that three Territorial Army personnel traveling in a private Sentro Car (JK01R-6187) were allegedly moving in a suspicious manner when a group […]

Mob Sets Slain PDP Leaders House on Fire

Shopian—Twenty four hours after a PDP leader was shot dead by militants a mob on Tuesday set on fire his house in Shopian district. Tragedy struck PDP leader and former Sarpanch Mohammed Ramzan Sheikhs family twice as a mob angry at the death of a militant in a scuffle with the family targeted it in […]

HC Declares BOPEE Decision ‘Illegal’ 

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held as illegal a decision by Board of Professional Entrance Examination to filling up a seat from open merit otherwise reserved under rural service quota. “Any change in the Rules would amount to amending the Rules and amendment in the Rules can be made only by the authority […]

Judicial Custody of 7 Hurriyat Leaders Extended

New Delhi—A court here on Tuesday extended till November 14 the judicial custody of seven Hurriyat leaders arrested on various charges, including receiving funds from Pakistan. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba extended the judicial custody of Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Nayeem Khan, […]

Posters Asking Non-locals to Vacate Fake: IGP

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday said that the posters which have appeared in South Kashmir areas asking the non-locals to vacate Kashmir before Oct 25 are fake. The Police reaction came a day after posters attributed to militants appeared in some South Kashmir areas asking the non-locals to vacate Kashmir before Oct 25. […]

Bears on prowl in Tral, attack 7 in a week

Tral—The bears have wreaked havoc with back to back attacks to humans, injuring seven persons including two ladies, from last week besides damaging orchards in different areas of Tral sub division of South Kashmir. The locals while talking to Kashmir Observer said that people in Tral villages have been facing threat to life and property […]

Poor Airtel service irks Tral residents

Tral—The subscribers of private telecommunication company, Airtel, have complained about erratic calling and Internet services, at some villages in Tral area of Pulwama district. The Airtel subscribers from Nahir , Khasipora,  Monghama , Chatrogam and Shalraman in Tral, told Kashmir Observer, that they are facing immense problems due to erratic calling and internet services in […]

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