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3 days ago
J&K says FIR against Major Aditya justified; SC to hear final arguments on July 30

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday told the Supreme Court that investigation in the Shopian case involving Major Aditya Kumar was justified and his father can't filed plea against the FIR. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear, on July 30, the final arguments in the case. Lt ...

6 days ago
CRPF trooper missing after he is refused leave

Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper went missing from Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after his leave was refused by his seniors. Police sources identified him as Constable Baran Rai of 14 Battalion whose leave application was turned down. It is believed that the trooper has proceeded to his home in Assam without permission. We a...

8 days ago
Army commando killed in Kashmir gunfight, civilian in clash

Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) An Indian Army commando was killed and another injured in a gunfight with militants in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday, while a civilian there was killed when security forces opened fire in a clash with protesters, officials said. Army officials said Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 Para Regiment was killed in the battle that was still ...

8 days ago
Army commando killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) An Indian Army commando was killed and another injured in a gunfight with militants in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, army officials said. The officials said Sepoy Mukul Meena of 3 Para Regiment was killed in the battle that was still raging till late in the evening in Sadu Ganga forest area of the north Kashmir mountainous district. ...

8 days ago
Boy killed in J&K explosion

Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) A six-year-old boy was killed and four others injured on Wednesday in an accidental explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. The blast occurred when a group of boys was fiddling with some explosives in Memander village. Saliq succumbed to his injuries in the hospital while four others were being treated. Police said the exact cause ...

8 days ago
Separatist-called shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) A protest shutdown called by separatists affected life adversely across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik, called the valley-wide shutdown against the continuing killings of civilians by the Indian security forces. Two militants a...

9 days ago
J&K battle leaves 2 militants, youth dead; man dies of shock

Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) Two militants were killed and two soldiers injured on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. A young man was killed in protests while a man died of shock after being misinformed that his son was trapped there. Some 20 civilian protesters were also injured in Kundalan village as people poured out of their homes to try foil the security oper...

9 days ago
2 militants killed, 22 injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) Two militants were killed while 20 civilian protesters and two soldiers were injured on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. The father of one of the rebels died of shock after hearing that his son was trapped in the hideout. The two militants were killed in Kundalan village after they opened fire on security forces...

9 days ago
2 militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) Two militants were killed and six people were injured on Tuesday during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. Two of the holed up militants in Kundalan village were killed after they challenged and opened fire on the security forces earlier in the day. The bodies of the slain militants have not yet been recovered as the operatio...

9 days ago
Man dies after hearing son trapped in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) A father died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday after learning that his son was trapped in an ongoing gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Reports said Muhammad Ishaq Naikoo, father of Zeenat who had just joined militant ranks, died after hearing that his son was trapped in the gun battle in Kundalan village. Doctors at a...

9 days ago
2 soldiers injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) Two soldiers were injured on Tuesday in an ongoing gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. The security forces surrounded Kumdalan village after receiving a tip-off about holed-up militants. When challenged, the militants opened fire. The injured soldiers of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles have been shifted to an Army hospital in Sr...

10 days ago
Spike in militant violence targeting Kashmiri civilians

Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) More and more civilians are being targeted by militants in the Kahmir Valley with such incidents witnessing a steep hike even during the Ramadan ceasefire, sources said on Monday. In the latest case of civilians being at the receiving end of militants, the sources said, four terrorists on Sunday barged into the house of a PDP worker, Abdul Majid Dofru, in a north ...

10 days ago
Man abducted by gunmen in J&K found dead

Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) A man, abducted by unknown gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday, was found dead in the adjoining Kulgam district on Monday, police said. The body of Tariq Hussain, 30, was found in Arwani area of Kulgam, a police officer said, adding a case has been registered and investigations are on. --IANS sq/vd ...

12 days ago
Kashmir simmers after three civilians shot dead

Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) Three civilians, including a girl, 16, were killed and many injured when security when security forces allegedly opened fire at a stone-pelting mob during a cordon and search operation in a south Kashmir village on Saturday, sparking tension across the Valley on the eve of militant commander Burhan Wani's second death anniversary. A police officer said residents o...

12 days ago
3 civilians shot dead in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) Three civilians, including a teenage girl, were killed when security forces allegedly opened fire at a stone-pelting mob during a cordon and search operation in a south Kashmir village on Saturday. A police officer said residents of Hawoora and adjoining villages tried to disrupt the anti-terror operation as security forces cordoned off the area following inputs ...

12 days ago
1 killed in J&K clash

Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) One protestor was killed during a clash with the security forces on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. The clash broke out in Hawoora village as a cordon and search operation was underway, and a mob started pelting stones at the security forces, police sources said. Ten protesters have been injured in these clashes out of which t...

13 days ago
Scores attend funeral of slain policeman in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) Scores of people on Friday attended the funeral prayers of Jammu and Kashmir constable Javaid Ahmad Dar who was abducted and murdered by militants. Police said Dar was abducted on Thursday evening by four militants who came in a car and seized him from Vehil village in Shopian district. His bullet-riddled body was found on Friday morning in the adjacent Ku...

13 days ago
Abducted J&K policeman killed by militants

Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) The body of a Jammu and Kashmir policeman abducted by militants was found on Friday in Kulgam district, police said. Javaid Ahmad Dar was abducted on Thursday evening from his home in Shopian district's Vehil village. His body was found in Kulgam's Pariwan village, the police said. Meanwhile, militants opened fire at Muhammad Ashraf, a cleric, in Pulwama d...

13 days ago
Abducted J&K policeman killed by militants

Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) The body of a local policeman abducted by militants was found on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. Javaid Ahmad Dar was abducted on Thursday evening from his home in Shopian district's Vehil village. Dar's body was found in Kulgam's Pariwan village, the police said. Meanwhile, militants fired at Muhammad Ashraf, a cleric,...

14 days ago
J&K policeman abducted by militants

Srinagar, July 5 (IANS) A policeman was abducted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday, police said. Policeman Javaid Ahmad Dar was abducted from Kachdoora village of Shopian and a manhunt has been launched to trace him, a police officer said. --IANS sq/vd ...

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