News from the region

Mehbooba welcomes Geelani's statement on KPs return to Kashmir

Srinagar, Jul 16: Welcoming the statement of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani that ‘he wholeheartedly wants the Kashmiri Pandits to return and live in the valley’, Peo...

Youth shuns militancy, returns to mainstream in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar, Jul 16: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed that a youth, who had joined militant ranks, has shunned the path of violence and returned to mainstream in south Kashmir district of Pul...

Pakistan removes pro-Khalistani leader from Kartarpur panel, but includes another

New Delhi/Islamabad, July 13: Acceding to India's request, Pakistan has removed pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla from a panel linked to the Kartarpur corridor, ahead of Sunday's meeting betwe...

Man held along with suspicious objects in Shopian

Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a person along with some suspicious substances including rods in South Kashmir's Shopian district. A police official told that the person nam...

Girl dies after falling from 3-storey building in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: A 20-year-old girl died after she fell down from the rooftop of her three-storey house in Noorbagh area of Srinagar. An eyewitness said that a girl identified as Masrat Jan, dau...

Governor Malik skips official function at martyrs' graveyard in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 13: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs' graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor for paying homage to the people ki...

Massive blaze guts 15 shops in Gulmarg

Srinagar, July 13: At least fifteen shops were gutted in a mysterious blaze that broke out in world-famous ski-resort, Gulmarg on early Saturday morning. Soon after the fire broke out, the fire te...

Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu to Srinagar

Jammu, July 13: The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown, police said. "Takin...

Restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

Srinagar, July 13: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to prevent separatistcalled protests in connection with the Martyrs Day. July 13 is observed as Martyrs Da...

SMC starts removing hoardings in Srinagar

Srinagar, Jul 12: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Friday started removing unauthorised hoardings within the municipal limits of summer capital, Srinagar. SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu sa...

OGW of Jaish arrested in Baramulla

Baramulla, Jul 12: An Over Ground Worker (OGW) worker of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was arrested by security forces in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir district, official sources said on Fr...

Woman among 6 injured by stray dogs in Uri, 2 shifted to Srinagar

Srinagar: Six people including an old age woman were injured after they were attacked by stray dogs in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, witnesses said. Officials at Sub District Hos...