News from the region

Monday, May 21, 2018Militants attack police post in Pulwama

Srinagar, May 21: Militants today attacked a police post guarding the minority community in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir by opening fire, a police official said.

No loss of life or damage was reported in the incident, he said.

The ultras opened fire on a minority guard post at Saidpora in Tahab area of Pulwama district this afternoon. The police personnel retaliated, forcing milita


Monday, May 21, 2018Ex. J&K Minister Sham Lal Sharma quits as VP of PCC

Jammu: A day after Choudhary Lal Singh's historic rally at Hiranagar, another Dogra political stalwart Sham Lal Sharma quits as Senior Vice president of Pradesh Congress Committee, charges party leadership with ignoring Jammu's issues.

As per reports, Sham Lal Sharma has submitted his resignation to Congress president from the post.

Sources in Congress said that in his written resignation S


Monday, May 21, 2018J&K: KU, IUST postpone exams, suspend classes

Srinagar, May 21: TheKashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) have suspended classes and postponed all examinations scheduled for Monday as a precautionary measure.

According to a KU spokesman, fresh dates will be announced later.

Similarly, the IUST, Awantipora has also postponed all examinations. Classes have also been suspended in the university.


Monday, May 21, 2018Strike cripples life in Kashmir on death anniversaries of Mirwaiz, Lone

Srinagar, May 21: Life was on Monday crippled in the Kashmir valley due to strike called by separatists on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who fell to the bullets of unidentified gunmen on this day in 1990 and 2002 respectively.

The authorities have suspended train service on Monday in the Kashmir valley and also imposed restrictions in the areas


Monday, May 21, 2018Toll in UP hooch tragedy rises to 13

Lucknow, May 21: The death toll in last weeks hooch tragedy in Kanpur rural rose to 13 on Monday, as eight more persons died after consuming spurious liquor, police said.

Five persons had died on Saturday and two more died in a Kanpur medical facility, while five persons died in Sachendi on Sunday. Of 25 persons being treated at various places, two are said to be "extremely critical".



Monday, May 21, 2018Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Eidgah march

Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Monday to prevent a separatist called march. Police in riot gear has been deployed and all exams for the day has been postponed.

Separatists have called the march to Eidgah grounds here in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the death anniversaries of late Mirwaiz Maulana Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.


Monday, May 21, 2018Train service suspended again as precautionary measure in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 21: Train service was again suspended on Monday as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists had called for a general strike and “Eidgah Chalo” on the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.

Train runs were resumed only yesterday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the valley, where separatists had called for


Sunday, May 20, 2018PM visit a damp squib: JKNPP

Jammu, May 20: Describing the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state as a damp squib , the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) said today that the people of Jammu were left demoralised as their pressing issues did not find a mention in his address.

With the entire focus on Kashmir-centric issues, endorsement of the Centre's unilateral ceasefire decision and describing


Sunday, May 20, 201818 passengers stranded due to unseasonal snowfall rescued in JK

Jammu, May 20: Eighteen passengers stranded on a stretch between Anantnag and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir due to unseasonal snowfall were rescued by the police in a swift operation, an official said today.

The police launched the operation after receiving information that six vehicles coming from Anantnag got stranded due to the inclement weather yesterday, the official said.


Sunday, May 20, 2018Prominent Gujjar leader from Inderwal joins PDP

Kishtwar, May 20: A prominent political activist and senior leader from Gujjar community hailing from Tipri Patshalla area of Inderwal assembly constituency in Kishtwar district, Chowdhary Mohammad Yaqoob, joined People’s Democratic Party in presence of District President Kishtwar Sheikh Nasir Hussain.

Chowdhary Yaqoob, who has been associated with the BJP and worked in different capacities, w


Sunday, May 20, 2018Court reserves order on bail application of police driver

Srinagar, May 20: A local court in Srinagar reserved order on the bail application of a police driver who is accused of crushing a teenager to death by his armoured vehicle during demonstrations in downtown area on May 5.

Eighteen-year-old Adil Ahmad Yadoo was crushed to death at Noorbagh in the downtown, where clashes erupted after three militants were killed in an encounter with security for


Sunday, May 20, 2018Barring restricted areas in Srinagar, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Barring in restricted areas in the downtown Srinagar, life returned to normal in the Kashmir valley on Sunday after day-long strike on Saturday when separatists had called for “ Lal Chowk Challo” against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Though there was no strike call by the separatists, business and other activities remained affected in all districts and tehsil he


Sunday, May 20, 2018Boy injured in security force action in north Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: A minor boy was injured when security forces burst teargas shells and opened fire on stone pelting demonstrators in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Saturday evening, official sources said.

They said a group of youths pelted stones on security force vehicle at Arampora, Sopore, in Baramulla. Security forces burst teargas shells and later fir


Sunday, May 20, 2018Train service resumes in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 20: Train service resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended for security reasons in the Kashmir valley, after a daylong strike by separatists.

The separatists had called for 'Lal Chowk challo' on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state to inaugurate several developmental projects.

All train runs were resumed this morning in the valley, a railw


Saturday, May 19, 2018Army organises a Lecture on Health and Hygiene at Cherji Region

Kishtwar, May 19: With an aim to educate the local populace regarding the importance and relevance of healthy life, Indian Army organised a lecture on health and hygiene for the locals of Cherji region, Kishtwar District.

The lecture on health and hygiene is an initiative to increase awareness regarding good hygiene and health care issues in day to day life. The local populace were educated o


Saturday, May 19, 2018J&K Students Welfare Association demands for proper teaching at Government High School Thathri

Srinagar, May 19: In order to make student's studies easy and comfortable, the Present of JK Students Welfare Association (JKSWA) Kamran Bashir under the chairmanship of Junaid Shah today put a demand before the Present coalition government for paying some serious sort of attention upon student's of Government High School Thathri of Doda district who today staged a protest on road against the


Saturday, May 19, 2018Mehbooba invites PM Modi to visit Ladakh, stay for few days

Leh, May 19: Describing Ladakh as most peaceful and beautiful part of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the region again and stay for few days.

The Ladakh region is not only beautiful but its people are very hospitable and friendly, she said.

'I thank you on my government's behalf and on behalf of people of Ladakh for


Saturday, May 19, 2018J&K: Schools in border villages of 3 dists remain closed

Jammu, May 19: In the wake of prevailing tension on international border due to shelling by the Pakistani forces, authorities have ordered to close down all schools close to the border in three bordering districts.

"The schools falling within the radius of 3 to 5 km from border in three districts, including Jammu, Samba and Kathua have been closed by the order issued by the sub-district magis


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM kick starts work for strategic Zojila tunnel in Leh

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today kickstarted work for Zojila tunnel, Asia'a longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, to provide all weather connectivity between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.

The prime minister who is on a one-day visit to all the three regions -- Leh, Kashmir and Jammu-- also attended the closing ceremony for the birth centenary celebrations


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM visit: Curfew-like restrictions in downtown, parts of civil lines in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 19: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in downtown besides some areas in civil lines and old city in Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the 'Lal Chowk Challo' called by separatists on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Narendera Modi's visit to the Kashmir valley.

The main gates of historic Jamia Masjid, stronghold of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulv


Saturday, May 19, 2018Train service suspended in Kashmir as precautionary measure

Srinagar, May 19: Train service was suspended as a precautionary measure in the Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for 'Lal Chowk challo' on Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is arriving to inaugurate several developmental projects.

'We have suspended all train runs in the Kashmir valley today following a fresh advisory received from police,' a railway official told TNN.


Saturday, May 19, 2018SFs resume search operation in north Kashmir woods

Srinagar, May 19: Security forces resumed search operation on Saturday morning in the woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where three foreign infiltrators were killed in an encounter on Friday, official sources said.

With the first light this morning, security forces resumed search operation in the dense forest in Vilgam Handwara forest in the frontier district of Kupwara, where two mil


Saturday, May 19, 2018PM arrives in Leh, to inaugurate Zojila tunnel project

Leh, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir's Leh region, where he is scheduled to unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila tunnel.
The Prime Minister is on a two day-visit to the state.

Accompanied by Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and other senior officer, Mr Modi was received at Leh airport by Governor N N


Friday, May 18, 2018Unknown gunmen loot J&K Bank in Kulgam

Srinagar: Unknown Gunmen looted J&K Bank branch at Qaimooh area of Kulgam district a little while ago.

SSP Kulgam Harmeet Singh confirmed the incident and said that JK Branch Qaimoh has been looted with amount of 3 lac 28 thousand rupees.

Official sources told that unknown gunmen were two in number who entered bank and looted said money.

Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off.


Friday, May 18, 2018Two women arrested with heroin in Kathua

Jammu, May 18: Two women have been arrested with heroin and illicit liquor from Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said today.

During patrolling in Chak Drab Khan area, a police team intercepted two women and recovered 4.5 grams of heroin, and 214 litres of illicit liquor from them, a police officer said today.

A case in this connection has been registered at Kathua police sta


Friday, May 18, 2018Youth in Hajin tortured to death by militants

Bandipora, May 18: Militants yesterday night abducted a person Hilal Ahmad Parray from Hajin area of Bandipora District who was later found dead in a nursery at a nearby locality.

In the intervening night of 16 & 17 May, three to four Pakistan based militants assisted by a local militant Saleem Parray affiliated with the outlawed militant organization LeT forcefully barged inside the house of


Thursday, May 17, 2018Holy fasting month begins, 'shahar khans' back on streets to wake up people

Srinagar, May 17: The holy fasting month of Ramazan, the ninth month of Islamic calendar, began in Kashmir valley, where 'shahar khans' are back on streets to wake up people to consume ‘Shahari’, meals before the fast started.

The significance of 'sahar khans' remained there despite people having latest electronic gadgets, including alarm facility in mobile phones.

‘Sahar khans’, persons --


Thursday, May 17, 2018Youth found dead in Hajin orchard

Srinagar, May 17: Dead body of a 23-year old youth was recovered under mysterious circumstances from an Apple orchard at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.

Locals of the area spotted the dead body lying in the orchard and took it to the hospital, sources said.
The deceased has been identified as Hial Ahmad Parray son of Abdul Rashid Parray, a resident of Shakurdin Mohall


Thursday, May 17, 2018DC Samba ordered all the Government and Private school to be closed

SAMBA: DC Samba Rajinder Singh Tara ordered all the Government and private school to be closed within the 5Km range in border firing affected areas of Samba Sector here today.

According to the sources, Deputy Commissioner Samba Rajinder Singh said that all the schools, which are five kilometers range from the international border, have been shut for the day.


Thursday, May 17, 2018BSF Jawan injured due to cross border Firing in Samba Sector

SAMBA: A Border Security Force (BSF) Jawan was injured on Thursday in firing by Pakistani rangers on the international border in Samba district.

The injured BSF troop has been identified as Pravin Kumar Mishra of 80 BN BSF posted in Border out post at Regal.

According to the sources, the Pakistani rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the IB in Samba Sector during the intervening night a


Thursday, May 17, 2018VIDEO | Pakistan violates ceasefire, targeted civilian areas in Samba

Samba, May 17: Pakistan again violates the ceasefire violation and targeted the civilian areas in the international border in Samba sector here today.

According to the sources, the firing started Wednesday night when the Pakistan rangers started heavy mortar shelling and targeted the civilian areas of the samba sector. The Pakistani rangers targeted the villages of samba sector including Regal


Wednesday, May 16, 2018One day awareness workshop organised on PMSSS

Srinagar, May 16: A one day awareness workshop on Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) 2018-2019 was organised for students at Government Degree College Doda on wednesday here.

The workshop was organised by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi (Ministry of Human Resource Development and Higher Education Department of J&K. The workshop was held under the guide


Wednesday, May 16, 2018PCPG meeting held at Police Station Zakoora

Srinagar,16 May: PCPG meeting was held at police station Zakoora on 15.5.2018. With an aim to strengthen relations with public & also to establish first hand contact with masses , Police station Zakoora convened a public interaction meeting in which good number of respectables of the jurisdiction participated .

The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Zakoora Inspector Shri R.P. Singh . T


Wednesday, May 16, 2018One Vehicle lifter arrested and recovered 04 stolen motor cycles

Jammu, May 16: In continuation to operation Chetak, a special drive against vehicle theft cases launched by Jammu Police, today Gandhi Nagar Police apprehended one vehicle lifter and recovered 04 stolen Motor Cycles.

On 15-05-2018, Police Party of P/S Gandhi Nagar arrested one person in case FIR No. 49/2018 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Gandhi Nagar. During sustain questioni


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Bandipore police organised free medical camp.

Bandipora 16 May 2018: The District police Bandipore organised a one day free medical camp at the DPL Bandipore which was attended by NOKs of police martyrs and deceased police personnel’s besides serving police personnel and general public also attended.

The camp was inaugurated by SSP Bandipore Shri Sheikh Zulfkar Azad in presence of CMO Bandipore. A team of doctors from District Hospital Ba


Wednesday, May 16, 2018BSF foils infiltration bid along IB in Samba

Jammu, May 16: BSF troops thwarted an infiltration bid today along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, where a high alert has been sounded ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, officials said.

Modi will be visiting the state on May 19.

"There was an (infiltration) attempt today and it was foiled," Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Ram Awtar


Wednesday, May 16, 2018SFs launch CASO in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 16: Security forces on Wednesday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Tral area of south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.

They said personnel of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Koilshikar, Tral, in Pulwama following a tip off about the presence of militant


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Classes in IUST resume after remaining suspended on Tuesday

Srinagar, May 16: Classes in the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for a day as a precautionary measure in view of day-long protests by students on Monday.

All examinations will be conducted as per schedule on Wednesday, an official of the university said. However, the dates of examination which were postponed yesterday will be a