Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Shopian Gunfight: 4 slain Lashkar militants identified

Four out of the five militants killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Kiloora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have been identified. An official identified them as Arshad Ahmad of Ganowpora Balpora, Waqar Ahmad Sheikh of Malikgund, Aijaz Ahmad Paul of Lousdanew and Umar Malik of Malikgund, local daily Greater Kashmir reported. […]

Shopian Gunfight: Forces kill civilian during clashes, injure 20

Shopian Gunfight: Forces kill civilian during clashes, injure 20

Government forces killed a civilian today near the gunfight site in Killora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district in which five militants were killed, a local news portal reported.  The civilian has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed, a resident of Kundalan area, the report added. Massive clashes had erupted in the area after five militants, believed […]

5 Lashkar militants killed in Shopian gunfight

5 Lashkar militants killed in Shopian gunfight

At least five militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter between government forces and militants, which started on Friday night in Killora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The militants are learnt to be from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, reports said.  The government forces had cordoned off the area last night following specific intelligence inputs about […]

Danish burqa ban comes into effect amid protests

Danish burqa ban comes into effect amid protests

Supporters and opponents of a ban in Denmark on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, are clashing verbally as the law takes effect, Guardian reported. Marcus Knuth of the ruling liberal party Venstre, said the dress worn by some conservative Muslim women was “strongly oppressive”. Sasha Andersen of the “Party […]

Lashkar’s Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil Designated Global Terrorist By US

Lashkar’s Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil Designated Global Terrorist By US

A top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander active in Jammu and Kashmir, once captured in Iraq and handed over to Pakistani authorities, has been declared a specially designated global terrorist by the United States, a media report said. Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil, also known as Danish Ahmad, has been a close associate of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, […]

This August, SMC to digitise payments, transactions

This August, SMC to digitise payments, transactions

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Commissioner Riyaz Ahmed Wani on Saturday said that the Corporation intends to digitise all payments, transactions through internet payment gateway and POS machines. The initiative has been taken up in the wake of guidelines that has been framed up by Government of India and Housing and Urban Development Department J&K in […]

Partners in ‘Crime’

Partners in ‘Crime’

By Farooq Shah Once during an interview, senior resistance leader and Muslim Conference chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat said the Hurriyat leadership failed to ‘capitalise’ on the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people. Prof Bhat while referring to the 2008 agitation in the wake of land transfer to Amarnath Shrine Board that claimed the lives of […]

As we lie dying

As we lie dying

By Shahnaz Bashir In the turn of events after the killing of young rebel commander Burhan Wani in the summer of 2016, many Indian film stars, musicians, singers, cricketers, intellectuals and journalists have brazenly called for ruthless response to Kashmiris protesting for their right to self-determination. To name a few: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Ghambir, Anupam […]