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Sartaj Madni resigns as PDP vice president


Srinagar, July 23: PDP vice-president Sartaj Madni on Monday submitted his resignation as vice president of the party. “I have submitted my resignation to party president Mehbooba Mufti in the larger interests of the party and for its strengthening, stability and, unity,” newsgatherer KNS quoted Madni as saying.

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Central Jail Srinagar inmates on hunger strike to protest denial of medical aid, delay in trials


Srinagar, July 23: Prisoners in the Central Jail Srinagar have gone on an indefinite hunger strike protesting undue shifting of some inmates to jails in Jammu, poor food quality, denial of medical aid and delay in their trials. According family members of many inmates in the sprawling Srinagar jail, prison conditions have significantly worsened since the dramatic escape of top Lashkar-e-Toiba ...

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Militant arrested along with arms and ammunition in Handwara: Police


Srinagar, July 23: Government forces on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant in Humpora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official said that a cordon-and-search-operation was launched following inputs about the presence of a militant in Humpora village. “A joint team of army’s 30RR, 92 BN CRPF and Handwara police apprehended the militant alive along with ...

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Forces lay siege to Bandipora village


Srinagar, July 23: Government forces on Monday launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Kulhama village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Reports said that a joint team of special operations group (SOG) of police and army cordoned off the Kulhama village and started a search operation. The searches were carried out after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants ...

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Body of Pakistani militant killed in Kulgam buried in Baramulla


Srinagar, July 23: A Pakistani militant Abu Muawiya, who was killed during an encounter with government forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on July 22, was buried in Baramulla last night, reports claimed. A representational picture of Martyr’s graveyard at Gantamulla Boniyar Baramulla Reports claimed that Muawiya, a Pakistani militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was buried at the martyrs’ graveyard in ...

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3 militants killed in Kulgam encounter


Srinagar, July 23: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces on Sunday in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Police claimed that the slain trio were involved in the abduction and killing of police constable MohdSaleem whose body was recovered on Saturday from village Ghat near Qaimoh. In a tweet Director General of Police SP Vaid said the militants were ...

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Suspected militants attack politician’s residence in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 23: Suspected militants on Sunday evening attacked a residential house of Gulzar Ahmed Nengroo, General Secretary BJP in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Official sources said that suspected militants fired towards the house of Gulzar Ahmad Nengroo, general secretary BJP Pulwama, in Prichoo, Pulwama. PSOs of Gulzar Nengroo retaliated with firing some gun fires. However, there were no immediate reports ...

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Good Governance: J&K At Rank 21 Among 30 Indian States


Srinagar, July 22: With “good governance” as the focus of attention in the remotely ruled Jammu and Kashmir, it is important to offer the latest benchmark: the turmoil hit state holds an overall rank of 21 in the state wise comparison of 2018, which is an improvement by three points from the last year, the 2017. It was at No 24 ...

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2 boys drown while taking bath in Sarband-Harwan lake


Srinagar, July 22: Two boys drowned on Sunday while taking a bath in Sarband Harwan lake in Srinagar district. An official said that the duo boys were taking a bath in Sarband Harwan lake and later drowned, However, police have reached to the spot to rescue them but there were no immediate details of the drowned duo. “A team has been ...

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