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CRPF Officer Killed, 8 Hurt in Pulwama Attack

PULWAMA: A paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed while 8 people including five forces personal were injured when militants hurled a grenade at Pohu area of Pulwama district on Wednesday evening. The attack took place just six days before polling in the district. Official sources said that militants lobbed a grenade on […]

We’ve Only Acceded To, Not Merged With India: Omar

• Article 370 debate can be only about its restoration to pre-1953 status• It was Mufti Sayeed who imposed AFSPA in J&K SRINAGAR: Chief Minister and National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah Wednesday reiterated the fact that Jammu and Kashmir had conditionally acceded to India based on basic, constitutionally validated conditions that were violated by successive erosions […]

‘Modi must apologize to people of Kashmir’

NAGROTA: In the wake of the controversy over the hate speech by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologize to the residents of Kashmir.  “Kashmir is a Muslim majority state and the Prime Minister who will hold a rally in Srinagar must apologize to the […]

Police Couple Booked for Fraud

JAMMU:  Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir police today booked a constable couple on the charges of duping their colleagues of more than 1.5 crore rupees and gold. “Crime Branch, Jammu today registered a case against Woman Selection Grade Constable Nirmal Kour and her husband Selection Grade Constable Mohinder Singh Saini for cheating and duping […]

Why no AFSPA to curb Naxalism, asks slain Kashmiri jawan’s father

BARAMULLA: The father of slain Kashmiri Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, who died in a Naxal ambush in Chattisgarh State, along with 13 other CRPF personnel, on Wednesday, asked if Arms Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) can be imposed in Kashmir why not in Maoist-affected areas. In a deadly ambush by Naxals in Chhattisgarh, […]

3 More Militants Killed In Kupwara Encounter

SRINAGAR: The relentless operations of the Army following the detection of the infiltrating group of heavily armed militants across the Shamshabari Ridge in the Tut Mari Gali Sector resulted in the killing of three more militants bringing the death toll of  the militants to six since the start of the operation. The encounter between the […]

Poll boycott posters in Sopore

Baramulla:  In wake of threats posed to them from pro-boycott elements, the voters in restive Sopore, Sangrama, Baramulla and Pattan constituencies have requested election officers that the indelible ink should not be applied on fingers after they exercise their franchise. The sensitive and restive constituencies including Baramulla, Sangrama, Sopore and Pattan will go to polls […]

PSB Banks on Strike Today

NEW DELHI: Continuing their four-day relay strike to press for wage hike, public sector bank (PSB) employees in Northern region went off work today while their counterparts in East India will follow suit tomorrow.  All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) General Secretary C H Venkatachalam claimed that about 30,000 branches of PSU banks were closed […]

US envoy calls on Rana

JAMMU: Chad A. Thornberry, First Secretary (Political) in the Embassy of the USA in India on Tuesday called on Devender Singh Rana Provincial President National Conference here. They discussed the socio-political aspects of the state, especially the situation arising out of the floods, its aftermath and the timely measures taken by the government for relief […]

Kunan Poshpora rape victims protest on poll day

KUPWARA:  Authorities Tuesday halted polling process outside Kunan Poshpora polling station, after a group of women accompanied by men and children staged a protest seeking punishment for the accused Indian soldiers who according to them committed rapes and torture on the hapless women flock of the area in 1991. On the night of February 23-24, […]