Indian Army suffered first casualties this year when two of its personnel were killed in a fierce gun battle with militants in Zunreshi Chowkibal area of frontier district Kupwara. Five militants were also killed during the encounter
Initially, Mehbooba, who is tipped to be the next chief minister if PDP and BJP form the government again, refused to take oath of office during the mourning period for her father. The PDP president then started dragging her feet on government format
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who also heads moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, told leading Indian Muslim clergy that struggle in Kashmir was a resistance movement which had no links to so called global Jihadi groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS or Daesh
The deceased according to the official have been identified as Nazir Ahmad son of Mohammad Bhat, Gh Rasool son of Fatah Wani, Ghulam Nabi son of Fatah Wani, Aashiq Hussain son of Gh Nabi, Mohammad Yusuf son of Fatah Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmad son of Raz
After two days of snow and rains, weather marked an improvement at most places in Kashmir and Ladakh region owing to overcast conditions even as the Meteorological Department predicted mainly dry weather over three days from Sunday.
In a bizarre incident a 14 year old boy hacked his father to death in an Anantnag village and later tried to place the blame on unknown persons to escape arrest. However Police Saturday said it has resolved the blind murder case and arrested.
An endangered snow leopard chased a group of foreign tourists, while they were skiing in the snow-covered slopes of Gulmarg. A video of this encounter posted on Facebook by a member of the group has gone viral.
Divisional Commissioner (Kashmir) Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Saturday said that scheduled Service Selection Board (SSB) examinations would be held under complete video-cum-security surveillance to ensure the process.
The IAS officer of 2008 batch, Meena was presently on deputation to the Central Government as Private Secretary to Minister of State (Water Resources). He had earlier worked in Jammu and Kashmir as SDM Reasi, SDM Doda.
THE Jinaza (funeral) preparations of a neighbour who died at a ripe age and a prolonged illness took a long time. Since it was expected that the elderly person would pass away any day, the funeral was not very sombre and people attending.
The Peoples Democratic Party Srinagar unit Saturday declared its unflinching faith in the leadership of Mehbooba Mufti saying she holds a promise to the people of the state to accomplish the party objectives.