40 prisoners shifted out of Central Jail

40 prisoners shifted out of Central Jail

  Srinagar, Feb 27: As many as 40 militants and their sympathisers including Pakistani national Zia Mustafa involved in the 2003 Nadimarg massacre of Kashmiri pandits were shifted Tuesday from the central jail here to prisons outside the Valley, a step taken after the dramatic escape of LeT’s Mohammed Naveed Jhatt from a hospital earlier […]

Uneasy calm along LoC in north Kashmir as guns fall silent

Uneasy calm along LoC in north Kashmir as guns fall silent

  Uri, Feb 27: An eerie silence prevailed along the Line of Control (LoC) as Pakistani mortar guns remained quiet since Saturday in north Kashmir, where ceasefire violation from the other side has forced thousands of residents of frontier villages to flee to safer places. A BSF jawan was martyred and three civilians, including a […]

Two soldiers injured in Pak shelling in Poonch, Rajouri

Two soldiers injured in Pak shelling in Poonch, Rajouri

  Jammu, Feb 27: Pakistan Army Tuesday shelled forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving two BSF jawans injured. “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortar bombs from 0850 hours Tuesday in Bhimbher Gali (BG) […]

Foreign militant injured in Hajin gunfight succumbs

Foreign militant injured in Hajin gunfight succumbs

  Srinagar, Feb 27: A Pakistani militant who was injured in a gunfight with a joint team of government forces at Hajin on Monday has succumbed to injuries. Identified as Abu Haris, the militant was buried in the Hajin and a large number of people attended his funeral. This is for the first time in […]

Northern Army Commander reviews security in Kashmir

Northern Army Commander reviews security in Kashmir

  Srinagar, Feb 27: The Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu visited the Kashmir Valley Tuesday to review the prevailing security situation amidst heightened tensions along the Line of Control. Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt, the Army Commander visited forward areas in Kupwara and Baramulla districts and was briefed by […]

Frisking, searches by security forces back in Srinagar

Frisking, searches by security forces back in Srinagar

  Srinagar, Feb 27: In the wake of recent killing of two police personnel and grenade attack on a police station that left a militant dead and a policeman wounded, security forces have intensified random searches and frisking in Kashmir valley, where Governor N N Vohra held separate meetings with senior Army, paramilitary and police […]

India, Pakistan dialogue essential for peace: Farooq

  Jammu, Feb 27: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said that exchange of firing and shelling between armies of India and Pakistan will continue unless the two nations start thinking of peace. He was reacting to a question about continuance of ceasefire violations and heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along LoC […]

Naeem inspects developmental projects in Baramulla, Srinagar ‘500-bed Maternity-cum-Paediatric Hospital at Bemina to be made functional this year’

Naeem inspects developmental projects in Baramulla, Srinagar ‘500-bed Maternity-cum-Paediatric Hospital at Bemina to be made functional this year’

  Srinagar, Feb 27: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar, Tuesday visited various areas of Srinagar and Baramulla districts and inspected the ongoing developmental projects at different locations. The Minister visited Bemina where 500 bedded Maternity and Paediatric hospital is being constructed at the cost of Rs 70.63 crore. The minister was informed that major […]

JRL protests against plight of prisoners lodged in different jails

JRL protests against plight of prisoners lodged in different jails

  Srinagar, Feb 27: On call of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, a peaceful sit-in protest was held on Tuesday outside historic Jama Masjid Srinagar which saw the participation of several resistance leaders and activists besides the kith and kins of the political prisoners […]