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‘Kashmiris prefer to be independent’: Congress’ Saifuddin Soz speaks in Pakistan’s language, sparks row


Srinagar, June 22: Former Union minister and veteran Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz, has made a shocking statement. Soz has suggested that Kashmiris would prefer to be “independent” if allowed to exercise “free will”. He has claimed in his upcoming book that former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s assessment about 10 years ago that the people of Kashmir would ...

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Ganderbal: Rescue operation to trace drowned teacher continues on third straight day


Srinagar, June 22: Rescuers on Friday continued to search for the body of a school teacher who drowned in Sindh nallah in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. Kulsuma Rashid, a teacher at a private school, slipped into the river while taking pictures during a picnic. An official said that volunteers and the police continued to search for the body today ...

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Tral shuts on third consecutive day to mourn militant killings


Tral, June 22: A complete shutdown is being observed on the third consecutive day on Friday in south Kashmir’s Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the killing of three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants. All shops, business establishments, government and private offices remained closed while public transport was off the roads. Three militants, including a non-local, were killed during a gun ...

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Srigufwara gunfight: Two militants killed, toll 4


Srinagar, June 22: Two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with the government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Friday. Earlier, a civilian and a policeman were killed in the gunfight that broke out in Srigufwara early morning. A senior police officer said that two militants were killed in the ongoing gunfight so far but bodies ...

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Srigufwara Gunfight: Two critically injured youth referred to SMHS


Srinagar, June 22: Two youth have received bullet injuries near the encounter site in Srigufwara Islamabad on Friday. An official said that two youth identified as Burhan Shafi and Shahid Ahmed, both residents of Sirhama Islamabad received bullet injuries near the encounter site in Srigufwara. However, both the injured have been shifted to Srinagar hospital for the treatment and both are ...

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Ahead of Amarnath Yatra, Centre sends NSG to J&K


Srinagar, June 21: The central government on Thursday sent a team of National Security Guards (NSG) to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with any untoward incident ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, reported Zee News. Reports said that commandos of the NSG would be deputed across Srinagar. According to Zee News report, the commandos have been asked to be prepared ...

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Hurriyat (M) expresses serious concern over re-starting of CASOs in Kashmir


Srinagar, June 21: Hurriyat (M) on Thursday expressed its serious concern over the fresh spurt in the CASO across Kashmir especially in South Kashmir areas stating that intense frisking and search operations have triggered a fresh wave of “terror” among people as elderly, children and women are living in constant fear especially in south Kashmir. The Hurriyat registered its strong protest ...

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Two sisters jump into stream in Handwara, one dies


Srinagar, June 21: A 14-year-old girl died while her elder sister was rescued after the duo jumped into a stream in Kulangam area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. Reports said that two sisters – Josiya Majeed Sheikh (14) and Snober Majeed Sheikh (25) of Handwara– jumped into the nallah at Kulangam late Thursday afternoon. Locals who spotted ...

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Police seek help to trace missing Srinagar girl


Srinagar, June 21: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday sought help of general public in tracing a girl missing from Pandrethan area of Srinagar. “Police Station Panthachowk received a complaint that a 19-year-old girl is missing from Pandrethan. A missing report has been lodged in this regard and investigation to trace her has been started,” said a spokesman. Anybody having any ...

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