Amnesty Int’l starts campaign to end use of pellet guns

Amnesty Int’l starts campaign to end use of pellet guns

  New Delhi, Jan 16: Amnesty International India on Tuesday launched a postcard campaign and online petition to ban use of pellet guns by security forces. Under the campaign, postcards and a petition will be used to urge the Jammu and Kashmir government to ban pellet-firing shotguns, provide reparation to those affected and set up […]

Slain non-local militants buried in Uri

Slain non-local militants buried in Uri

  Srinagar, Jan 16: The slain militants who police claimed were killed on LoC were buried near TV tower graveyard in Uri on Tuesday morning. As per the reports, the bodies were handed over to police in the morning and they were buried in a graveyard meant for non-locals near the TV tower, which is […]

Civilian injured in Shopian gunfight succumbs

Civilian injured in Shopian gunfight succumbs

  Srinagar, Jan 16: A Civilian who was injured in a gunfight between militants and government forces in the Batmurran village of Shopian succumbed to injuries at district hospital Shopian on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Ayoub Bhat, a resident of Mulu Chitragaam who had received three bullets during the encounter. It’s […]

Army pays 12 cr for land rent in Kashmir, says Govt

Army pays 12 cr for land rent in Kashmir, says Govt

  Jammu, Jan 16: As many as 12,38,21,481 rentals being paid annually to the owners of the private land in Kashmir division, the government told the state legislative assembly on Tuesday. In a written the home ministry led by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that the land rent under the occupation of defence forces is […]

Cases of crime against women increased in 2017: Govt

Cases of crime against women increased in 2017: Govt

  Jammu, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday informed that there had been an increase in registration of cases relating to crime against women in the year 2017 as compared to the year 2016. The government in a written reply to question raised by member Anjum Fazili, has said that there had been […]

No Hajj subsidy from this year: Naqvi

No Hajj subsidy from this year: Naqvi

  New Delhi, Jan 16: There will be no subsidy for Hajj from this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced Tuesday and said the move was part of the government’s efforts to “empower minorities” without appeasement. A record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India, Naqvi told […]

Conspiracy being hatched to kill me in an encounter: Togadia

Conspiracy being hatched to kill me in an encounter: Togadia

  Ahmedabad, Jan 16: VHP leader Pravin Togadia, who briefly went missing yesterday, Tuesday charged that “some people” were trying to stifle his voice and that he was not allowed to speak on issues like Ram Temple, farmers and cow slaughter. A tearful Togadia, 62, made the allegations at a press conference, where he also […]

Cold wave continues in JK, Kargil freezes at minus 19

Cold wave continues in JK, Kargil freezes at minus 19

  Srinagar, Jan 16: The minimum temperatures dropped again in Jammu and Srinagar cities on Tuesday due to nightlong cloud cover, sending down chilly wind from snow-clad mountains, the Met Office said. At minus 19 degree Celsius, Kargil town recorded the lowest minimum temperature in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday followed by Leh at minus […]

Major infiltration bid foiled in Uri, 5 militants killed

Major infiltration bid foiled in Uri, 5 militants killed

  Srinagar, Jan 15: Five Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed by troops near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Monday, a defence ministry spokesman said. The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, Col Rajesh Kalia said. He said troops guarding the […]