Kashmir Life (164)

Armies of India and Pakistan exchange fire in Kamalkote sector

Irshad Ahmad Uri The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged fire for the second consecutive day along the Line of Control in Uri area of Baramulla district. According to reports, the firing started at around 11 am. In charge police officer Kamalkote sector Showkat Hussain Khan told Kashmir ...

Fashion Fiesta inaugurates 10th outlet in Srinagar

Tahir Bhat Srinagar Fashion Fiesta, a chain of branded apparels and accessories, inaugurated its 10th outlet in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Sunday. Spread over 1200 square feet. area and located at the Hotel Town Centre opposite Srinagar Municipal Corporation Office, the outlet is created with ...

Forces launch cordon in Bandipora forests

Srinagar Government forces Sunday cordoned off Kota Sernard forest area of Bandipora district and conducted searches as they suspected the presence of some militants. Official sources told local news agency that the contingents of army's 14 RR and Special Operation Group cordoned off the forest ...

Slapping 4th PSA on aged man a shameful act: JeI  

Srinagar The veteran octogenarian member of Jama'at-e-Islami Jammu & Kashmir and a famous social leader of Sopore Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf  has been detained fourth time by the local police under the draconian law of the Public Safety Act , said JeI spokesman. Spokesman said Sheikh has been booked ...

PDP's Jammu MLC to quit Assembly

Srinagar Vikramaditya Singh, a PDP MLC and grandson of Jammu and Kashmir's former ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, on Sunday said he has decided to resign from the Assembly due to differences with his party over Jammu-centric issues. Singh, whose father is senior Congress leader Karan Singh, announced his ...

Gunmen kill woman, injure another in Tral

Srinagar A woman was killed and another injured after unidentified gunmen fired upon them in Seer village of Tral in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday. An official said that gunmen shot dead Yasmeena, daughter of Ghulam Rasool Bhat, resident of Khunmoh and injured Ruby, wife of Muhammad ...

Braid chopping: Everything will be fine: Veeri

Srinagar Saying that the government has already taken steps regarding the braid chopping incidents in Kashmir, Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation, Abdul Rehman Veeri Saturday said that everything will be fine. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the police commemoration day function, Veeri ...

Three persons involved in thrashing of innocents in Nishat arrested: Police

Srinagar Identifying the accused, involved in thrashing of innocents in Nishat, Srinagar, police have arrested three persons. Identified as Basharat Maqbool, Ashiq Akhoon and Owais wani, the trio are said to be main accused in the incident which occurred on the evening of October 6 when local ...

After PDP activist, gunmen ransack house of police officer in Tral

Srinagar Around two hours after gunmen ransacked house of PDP zonal president Peer Mohammad Ashraf in Tral, suspected militants ransacked the house of a police officer in Batagund Village of same area. According to reports, at around 10 pm gunmen barged into house of Ghulam Ahmed Bhat, working as ...

Fire engulfs residential house in Gandoh Bhaderwah

M Majid Malik Bhaderwah A three-storied house was gutted at Kakoo village of Gandoh in Bhaderwah constituency of Doda district here on Sunday. Reports said that fire broke out in the house of Arshad Hussain s/o Abdul Rashid Sheikh of Kakoo village which is about 8KM away from Gandoh and the blazes ...

Vohra inaugurates Army's Youth Mela, Lucky Ali enthralls audience

SRINAGAR: Governor, N N Vohra inaugurated 'Srinagar Youth Mela' organised by GOC XV Corps, at SKICC Srinagar here today. Governor was accompanied by First Lady Mrs Usha Vohra, an official spokesman said. With the panoramic view of Dal lake encompassing the venue of the Mela, the event witnessed ...

In Srinagar, police arrests 14 rumour mongers

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Police on Saturday arrested 14 persons for spreading rumours over braid chopping in Srinagar. They were instigating people for protests and stone pelting, a police spokesman said. Of the, eight persons were arrested from Batamaloo area in Shaheed Gunj sub-division while six others ...

Vital Memories

A book by an Islamabad based journalist Qasim Sajad has added various details to events of kashmir's contemporary history. But the beauty of the memoir is in its courage to name names, writes Khursheed Wani Journalists in Kashmir have a unique distinction of reporting their own conflict. When ...

South Kashmir teenager traced

SRINAGAR: Police said they have traced a teenager whom his family had reported missing on October 17. A statement issued here said they were approached Ghulam Mohammad Bhat son of Abdul Gaffar Bhat resident of Deharna Mantpora with a written report stating that his nephew namely Aadil Salam Bhat ...

Cop mistaken as braid chopper, thrashed at Awantipore

SRINAGAR: Residents of Chechkout village on the highway to Jammu beat up a policeman on Saturday evening after they mistook him for a braid-chopper, reports reaching here said. Detailed revealed that after the incident, a police team from Awantipora police station rescued the cop from the locals ...

Gunmen barge into residence of PDP worker, vandalize property

SRINAGAR: The residence of a worker of ruling Peoples Democratic Party in was ransacked by gunmen in Dadsara village of Tral township of Pulwama district on Saturday. Reports said that at around 8:15 pm, gunmen barged into the house of PDP zonal president Peer Mohammad Ashraf and vandalized his ...

42 J&K police cops killed in Jammu and Kashmir in past one year: DGP Vaid

Srinagar Director General of Police S P Vaid on Saturday said that as many as 42 personnel of Jammu Kashmir Police, including Deputy Superintendent of Police , have been killed in the state during the past one year. Addressing the personnel at the Police Commemoration Day Parade, he said, 1,622 ...

Boy hit by bullet in Srinagar outskirts during clashes

Srinagar A 16-year-old boy was injured after forces opened fire on protesters in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Saturday. The injured, identified as Arsalan, was shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment. Reports said that protests were being held near railway station in Machow against unabated incidents ...

Adopt compassionate, people friendly approach: Veeri to J&K Police

Srinagar Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Abdul Rehman Veeri on Saturday asked the Jammu and Kashmir police to adopt a humanitarian approach while dealing with people. The Minister was the chief guest on the Police Commemoration Day Parade function at J&K Armed Police ...

Govt owes an explanation over braid chopping incidents: Tarigami

Srinagar CPI leader MLA Kulgam, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday said that the cutting of Women's plaits and putting them to disrespect is the latest unfortunate situation, the people of Kashmir are facing. He said, “This mysterious perplexing and sudden development has generated wide spread ...

Braid chopping: 6 arrested in Kupwara for thrashing army man

Srinagar Police in Kupwara on Saturday said that it has arrested six youth from Reddi village of Chowkibal area of northern Kashmir's Kupwara District for allegedly thrashing a suspected braid chopper who was identified as a Territorial Army man'. Taking cognizance of the incident police have ...

People in Lar Ganderbal handover 6 'suspected braid choppers' to police

Ishtiyak Magray Srinagar Resident of Repora area of Lar in Ganderbal district on Saturday said tha they handed over six suspected' braid choppers to police. Sources said that local residents at Repora village of Lar teshil caught six suspected braid-choppers after they were roaming suspiciously in ...

PDP BJP government has failed on all fronts: NC

Srinagar National Conference on Saturday took out a protest rally against the PDP BJP government's continuous failures in catching the culprits behind braid chopping incidents. The protest rally led by party general Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar marched out from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah on ...

Man having allegiance to a political party enacts 'hair chopping drama': Police

Srinagar Police on Saturday said that it received information that a braid chopping incident has taken place in Dooru, Islamabad. In a statement, police said that it reached the spot and found that some hair of Bilal Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir was cut. The man also reported that his finger was ...

Braid chopping: 45 arrested in Baramulla for 'creating disturbance', police say

Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said that it has arrested 45 people in Baramulla for creating disturbance in the district in the name of braid chopping. Police issued a statement which is reproduced here, verbatim. On October18 , 2017 at about 1130 hrs Police Station Sheeri ...

Porter killed in cross-LoC shelling in Uri

Srinagar An Army porter was killed after armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire along the Line of Control in Kamalkote sector of Uri in northern Kashmir's Baramulla district. The slain porter was identified as Syed Abbas Hussian Shah son of Muzamil Shah, 22, a resident of Madya Kamalkote. ...

Braid of 35-yr-old cut in Bandipora

Srinagar Braid of a 35-year-old woman was chopped off in Nowpora locality of Bandipora district on Saturday amid complete shutdown against the braid chopping incidents in the valley. Reports said that some unknown person attacked the woman near main gate of her house, leaving her unconscious and ...

Fire guts 35 structures in Gurez

Srinagar Thirty five structures were gutted in a massive blaze in Kilshey area of Gurez valley in Bandipora district on Saturday. Reports said that fire engulfed Kilshey village today morning. “35 structures have been gutted in the fire. The fire has been brought under control. The cause of ...

Security situation improving in Kashmir: Bipin Rawat

Srinagar Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said the security situation in Kashmir was improving. The army chief's comments came after he recently reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit to the state. “Security situation in Kashmir valley is improving. What is ...

Armies of India, Pak exchange fire in Kamalkote sector of Uri

Srinagar The armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged light mortar shelling across the line of control in Uri. Officials said that the firing started at around 11 am today in Kamalkote sector near the line of control. Authorities have shut the primary and middle schools in the area as a ...

Div Com reviews stock, supply position of Ladakh region

Srinagar Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Friday chaired a meeting of officers to review the stock and supply position of Ladakh & Kargil regions. During the meeting officers informed the Divisional Commissioner that adequate stock of ration, LPG and other items is available in ...

Gurezi for early tendering of Bandipora-Gurez Transmission line

Srinagar The Deputy Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi today asked the Power Development Department to immediately issue tenders for Bandipora-Gurez transmission line and start construction work on the project so that it is completed within stipulated time frame. The ...

Governor visits border areas in Gurez Valley

Srinagar Governor NN Vohra, who visited the Gurez sector today, was briefed by the Brigade Commander, regarding the situation along the LoC. Governor was also briefed by Sajad Hussain Ganai, Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora and Sandeep Singh, SDM Gurez regarding the problems relating to the ...

Governor's Secretariat to close at Srinagar on Oct 27

Srinagar As per a communiqué of Raj Bhavan, the Governor's Secretariat will close at Srinagar on Friday October 27, 2017 at 5 pm and will reopen at Jammu on Monday November 6, 2017 at 9.30 am in connection with the Darbar Move.

Chief Minister condoles Saifi Sopori's demise

Srinagar Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has condoled the demise of noted educationist and prominent intellectual, Peer Saifuddin Saifi, popularly known as Saifi Sopori, who passed away last evening at Sopore. In her condolence message, Mehbooba Mufti described late Saifi sahib as one of the great ...

Continuous siege of Jamia Masjid tragic: National Conference

Srinagar National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar on Friday castigated PDP BJP government for barring Friday prayers in the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar for four consecutive weeks. In a statement issued from party headquarters, the NC General Secretary said, Stopping people from ...

Braid chopping: Committee constituted to probe incidents in Ganderbal

Srinagar Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari on Friday convened meeting to take note of the braid chopping incidents in District Ganderbal. He constituted District Level Committee under his Chairmanship with Additional Superintendent of Police Ganderbal, Assistant ...

AIP condemns imposition of restrictions in Old City

Srinagar Awami Itihaad Party spokesperson Inam Un Nabi on Friday said that restrictions in Old City create immense trouble for the people including students and patients of the area and added that it is part of the policy of government's revenge against the people. The spokesman said that heavy ...

Militants hurl grenade at PDP lawmakers residence in Tral

Srinagar Militants on Friday afternoon hurled a grenade  at the house of ruling Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker Mushtaq Ahmad Shah at Tral, reports said. No loss of life or injuries were reported after the incident, news agency ANI reported. However, it could not be immediately know whether Shah ...

KU postpones all exams scheduled on October 21

Srinagar The authorities of he University of Kashmir on Friday postponed all the examinations scheduled for Saturday. “All Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on October 21, 2017  are postponed. Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, ...

Resistance leadership calls for shutdown on Saturday

Srinagar Resistance leadership on Friday called for a complete shutdown on Saturday against the braid chopping incidents across Kashmir. In a statement, the leadership led by octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, said that the increase in braid chopping incidents is a matter of serious ...

People mistake a 'Namazee' as braid chopper in Hazratbal, attempt to drown him in Dal: Police 

Srinagar Police on Friday said that a man, who had come to offer Fajr prayers at Hazratbal shrine was mistaken' as braid chopper and people tried to kill him by drowning him in Dal Lake. A police statement said that a protest was held at Hazratbal over the alleged overnight braid chopping incident ...

Setting a record: Kashmiri athlete to run 110 kms on Sunday

Srinagar Kashmiri Athlete, Hamid Aziz will run 110 kilometres on one single day on Sunday with an aim to set a record for Jammu and Kashmir. The event will be flagged off at Hotel Shahenshah Palace Srinagar where from he will run towards Sonamarg and then Baltal to complete 110 kilometre run. ...

Safe at School?

by Zubair Lone The recent deaths of two schoolchildren in Gurugram have evoked a massive response in the form of a justified mix of shock, anger, resentment and disquiet across all sections of society. Such tragedies are not merely a local and isolated phenomenon, characteristic of a particular ...

Clashes in Hajin lead to spontaneous shutdown in the area

Srinagar A spontaneous shotdown is being observed in Hajin town of Bandipora district in northern part of Kashmir after clashes between youth and government forces erupted in the area. Reports said that youth pelted stones on a patrolling party of army early morning in the town. Later, a police ...

Miscreants tried to set ablaze mentally challenged in Sopore: Police

Srinagar Police on Friday said that miscreants were trying to set a mentally challenged person the ablaze after mistaking him as a braid chopper. Some miscreants were trying to run a tractor over him, police said. “Sopore police got information that a mob had got hold of an alleged braid ...

Braid chopping: Mentally challenged thrashed in Sopore

Srinagar A mentally challenged person was on Friday thrashed severely by a mob after mistaking him as a braid chopper in Sopore town of northern Kashmir's Baramullah district. Reports said that an abnormal person identified as Waseem Ahmed of Nowpora was attacked by a mob at Sopore's Fruit Mandi, ...

Restrictions in Srinagar, Mirwaiz placed under house detention

Srinagar Authorities on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir. Restrictions under section 144 of CrPc will remain in force in Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal, Kralkhud and Maisuma. The ...

Braid chopping: Stone pelting, shutdown in Hazratbal

Srinagar People in Hazratbal resorted to pelting stones on passenger and private vehicles over a braid chopping incident that took place in Dhobi Ghat area on Wednesday. Reports said that youths took to streets and pelted stones on passenger vehicles enforcing shutdown. The shutdown and stone ...

AMK expresses grief over demise of Saifi Sopori

Srinagar Adbee Markaz Kamraz Jammu and Kashmir has expressed deep shock over the death of educationist and poet Saifuddin Saifi Sopori. In a condolence message AMK president Dr Shujaat Bukhari has said that his death is a big loss for the literary world. “We were still in grief after the death ...