41 dead in Siberia after drinking toxic bath essence

41 dead in Siberia after drinking toxic bath essence

Srinagar: A Siberian city declared a state of emergency Monday after 41 people seeking cheap alcohol died from drinking bath essence containing methanol, a toxic substance used in anti-freeze, a media report said on Monday. The Russian Investigative Committee has launched a probe into the deaths caused by drinking a liquid labelled as hawthorn-scented bath essence, and […]

HC seeks objections on family’s plea for probe

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday asked the government to file objections to a petition seeking probe into the killing of Sajad Ahmad Malik of Batagund Verinag, an ex-Sarpanch, who was killed on November 30. In her plea before the High Court, wife of the deceased, Shabeena Jan, also sought directions for registration […]

Pakistani airline offers goat sacrifice for safety

Pakistani airline offers goat sacrifice for safety

Srinagar: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) sacrificed a black goat to cast away evil on an ATR-42 plane before it was returned to service, according to newspaper reports on Monday. A photo of PIA staffers sacrificing the goat next to the plane on Sunday went viral on social media, was aired on TV and was published in […]

Militants not involved in bank robberies: HM

Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujhadeen on Saturday alleged that Indian armed forces and their agents were involved bank robbery incidents in the Valley, media reports said.  Saifullah Khalid, the Deputy Hizb Chief said that militants were risking their lives and everything for sake of freedom and Islam and they can never indulge in such cheap acts, the […]

Militants kill 3 army men in Pampore ambush

Militants kill 3 army men in Pampore ambush

Srinagar: Three army men were killed in an ambush by militants in Pampore town of Pulwama district on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday, Indian army’s Northern Command confirmed in a tweet. “Militants attack army convoy in Kadlabal area Pampore, 3 soldiers martyred. Search ops in progress,” the tweet read. Another soldier is believed to be […]

Army launches house-to-house search operation in Pampore

Army launches house-to-house search operation in Pampore

Srinagar: Army launched a house-to-house search operation in Pampore town of Pulwama district on the outskirts of Srinagar after militants fled from the spot after firing several rounds on an army convoy on Saturday. Sources said that the militants laid an ambush on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Kadlabal area of Pampore on Saturday late afternoon and attacked an army convoy. The […]

Militants flee after injuring 3 soldiers in ambush in Pampore

Srinagar: At least three army soldiers received injuries on Saturday after militants ambushed an army convoy on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Kadlabal area of Pampore town of Pulwama district, sources said. The militants, whose number couldn’t be confirmed immediately, fled after firing on the convoy, said the sources, adding that a search operation is underway in the area. No […]

Mehbooba adds a footnote to killings: A little more cautious, we would have saved some lives

Mehbooba adds a footnote to killings: A little more cautious, we would have saved some lives

Srinagar: After government forces killed almost hundred civilians, blinded thousands and maimed others post Burhan Wani’s killing on 8 July, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that her government would evolve a “mechanism” to probe the cases of killings, injuries and blindings of people by police and security forces, the Indian Express reported on Saturday. Mehbooba, in […]

Pakistan not to accept alteration in Indus Waters Treaty

Pakistan not to accept alteration in Indus Waters Treaty

Srinagar: Fearing that India is buying time to complete its two disputed water projects, Pakistan made it clear that it would not accept any modifications or changes to the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) after New Delhi said on Friday it was ready to bilaterally resolve its differences with Islamabad over the implementation of the treaty, Dawn […]