Author Archives: State Observer

Zakir Naik to be chargesheeted by NIA this week


Srinagar, Oct 22: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will be chargesheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) this week for his alleged role in “funding and money laundering” cases in the country, officials said. The formalities to file the chargesheet against Naik, who left the country in July last year, have been completed and it will be submitted before a special court ...

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All the best for future Vikramaditya: Omar tweets


Srinagar, Oct 22: Reacting to the news of resignation of PDP leader Vikramaditya Singh, former chief minister Omar Abdullah wished him luck for the future. Taking on to twitter, Omar wrote “If this is true all the very best for the future.” Son of senior congress leader Dr Karan Singh and grandson on autocratic ruler Hari Singh, Vikramaditya has said that ...

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Bijbehara massacre is a blot on face of Indian democracy : Malik


Srinagar, Oct 22: Bijebihara massacre is a blot on the face of so-called Indian democracy and a cruel reminder if it’s military rule on Jammu Kashmir. Kashmiris are fighting for their birth right of self-determination and freedom. This was stated by the chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik while remembering the slain men who fell to bullets on October 22, 1993 at ...

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Woman foils braid chopping attempt in Budgam village


Srinagar, Oct 22: A woman foiled an attempt to chop off her braid in Habber village of Khag tehsil of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. Locals told Greater Kashmir on phone from Khag that an unidentified man attacked a thirty-year-old woman (name withheld) at her house today morning. However, the woman raised an alarm forcing the attacker to flee. Locals ...

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PDP’s Jammu MLA to quit Assembly


Srinagar, Oct 22: Vikramaditya Singh, a PDP MLA 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 decision to leave the Legislative Council, the upper house of the ...

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India, Pak trade fire on second consecutive day along LoC in Uri

In this picture taken on 4 December 2003, Indian soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar.

Srinagar, Oct 22: The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged fire for the second consecutive day along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. An official said that Pakistan army fired at Indian army posts in Kamalkote area around 11am. “The firing started at 11am and is going on intermittently,” he said, adding ...

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


Srinagar, Oct 22: 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 resident of Akhoon Mohalla Ishber Nishat captured two persons accusing them of ...

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Braid chopping: Everything will be fine: Veeri


Srinagar, Oct 22: 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 as reported by local news agency KNS said, “The government is already on job regarding ...

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3 Kashmiris arrested in Rajasthan


Jaipur, Oct 22: Three people, wanted by the Jammu and Kashmir police, were arrested on board a train in Rajasthan’s Nagaur district, officials said today. Suhail Ahmad and two others were caught by the Railway Protection Force from the Ahmedabad-Jammu Tawi Express near the Merta Road station in Nagaur district on Thursday night. They were handed over to the Kulgam police ...

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


Srinagar, Oct 22: 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 Assistant Sub-Inspector and ‘vandalised’ his residence. As the gunmen made ...

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