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Empower women to fight social evils: Modi


New Delhi, July 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasised on empowering women to make them “bulwarks” against social evils. Modi said financial independence makes a woman assertive and empowered. “Financially empowered women are a bulwark against social evils,” he said. “The most important thing is to let women know their potential and talent, and letting them avail opportunities,” the ...

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Thousands participate in funeral prayers of Trehgam youth


Srinagar, July 12: Thousands of mourners on Thursday participated in the funeral prayers of slain Trehgam youth who was killed during an army firing on Wednesday late evening. Locals sources said that thousands of the mourners from Trehgam and its adjacent areas took part in the funeral prayers of slain youth at his ancestral graveyard in Trehgam. “The locals have assembled ...

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Trehgam killing: Several injured in fresh clashes

Srinagar, July 12: Several persons were injured during clashes between protesters and government forces in Trehgam town of north Kashmir’s Kupwara. Locals said clashes erupted soon after the funeral prayers of a slain civilian who was killed by army late last night. Reports said that the forces fired pellets after youth pelted them with stones, triggering clashes resulting in injuries to ...

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Kishtwar shuts against civilian killings in Kashmir


Srinagar, July 12: A complete shutdown was observed in Kishtwar town on Thursday against civilian killings in the Kashmir valley, reports claimed. Reports said that shutdown call has been given by Islami Markazi Majlis-e Shoura Kishtwar to protest against recent civilian killings in Kashmir. The committee has appealed people of Kishtwar to observe complete shutdown today. Earlier, a youth was killed ...

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Militant killed in ongoing gunfight in Kupwara forests


Srinagar, July 12: The death toll in the ongoing gunfight in Kandi forest of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to mounted to two with the death of a militant late last evening, reports said. An army commando was killed and another injured in the gunfight yesterday. “The body of the slain militant was recovered today morning along with an AK- 47 rifle ...

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Curfew imposed in Trehgam day after soldiers shot dead civilian


Srinagar, July 12: Curfew was imposed in Trehgam while strict restrictions were placed in rest of the north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday to prevent protests against the killing of a civilian in army firing last evening. Khalid Gaffar Malik (22), a shopkeeper was sitting at the shop front when the soldiers passing by fired live ammunition after they were pelted ...

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Mysterious blast leaves minor dead, four others injured


Pulwama, July 12: The killing of her minor son, SalikIqbal Sheikh, has sent Ruksana into a deep state of trauma. As she wails, she keeps recalling scenes how Saliq along with his two cousins and two friends, all minors, were ripped apart by an explosion in Menander village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday. “They were playing with a mobile ...

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