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South #Kashmir: Forces kill 3 civilians in Kulgam

South #Kashmir: Forces kill 3 civilians in Kulgam

Srinagar: Three civilians including a teenage girl were killed by government forces’ action during clashes in Redwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday. A senior police officer told local news agency GNS that army’s patrolling party opened fire upon a group of youth after they pelted stones on them in Hawoora area of […]

Zakir Naik granted permanent residency in Malaysia, won’t be deported: Mahatir

Zakir Naik granted permanent residency in Malaysia, won’t be deported: Mahatir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday that Islamic scholar Zakir Naik will not be sent back after rumours were spread that Malaysia will deport the preacher. His statement came a day after India confirmed that it had requested Malaysia to extradite Zakir Naik. “As long as he is not creating any problem, we […]

Asiya Andrabi shifted to Delhi by NIA

Asiya Andrabi shifted to Delhi by NIA

Asiya Andrabi, Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Milat, and two of her associates were shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, reports said. Andrabi and the two were taken from Srinagar Central Jail to the Srinagar international airport by NIA officers for being shifted to Delhi, police sources said. The NIA would be producing the […]

South #Kashmir: Policeman kidnapped, killed by militants in Shopian

South #Kashmir: Policeman kidnapped, killed by militants in Shopian

A police constable who was kidnapped by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday has been found dead. His bullet-ridden body was found this morning in Dangam in Shopian, reports said. Militants barged into the house of constable Javed Ahmed Dar kidnapped him. He was kidnapped from Kachdoora, the village where security forces had killed […]

In the run-up to Bamdoora’s back-alley

In the run-up to Bamdoora’s back-alley

By Bilal Handoo As he fell on the afternoon of 8 July 2016, a 20-something girl exploded in ire, confronting the army soldiers with stones. It was the first protest of that smouldering summer, erupting hours before the passage would send the entire Valley in mass mourning, and in cycle of rage. The dissenting girl […]

Police take DNA sample from Srinagar man who claims militant killed in Kupwara his son

Police take DNA sample from Srinagar man who claims militant killed in Kupwara his son

By Aasif Sultan Srinagar: Kupwara Police today took the DNA samples from Srinagar man who claims that a militant killed in north Kashmir’s frontier district Kupwara forests on Friday is his son.  Ghulam Mohammad Bhat from Srinagar’s Old Barzulla area was asked by authorities to reach the frontier district to have his DNA samples. “Our […]

Zakir Naik denies reports of coming to India, says ‘feels unsafe from unfair prosecution’

Zakir Naik denies reports of coming to India, says ‘feels unsafe from unfair prosecution’

Islamic preacher and founder of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) Zakir Naik has denied media reports that he will be arriving in India Wednesday night terming them as “totally baseless and false”. In a statement issued, Naik said: “The news of my coming to India is totally baseless and false. I have no plans to come […]

Himalayan Degree College brings laurels to Rajouri, Poonch, bags 3 positions

Himalayan Degree College brings laurels to Rajouri, Poonch, bags 3 positions

Himalayan Degree College Rajouri clinches 3rd and 9th positions in Arts Stream and 8th position in Science Stream at the provincial level in BA and BSC University results session 2017-18 declared by University of Jammu on Tuesday.  Position Holder in Arts Stream: 3rd position Miss Shazia Khush Qureshi 75.25% 9th position Miss Sandeep Kour 74% Position […]

3 Yatris die during Amarnath yatra

3 Yatris die during Amarnath yatra

Three Yatris, including two from Andhra Pradesh, died today en route to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas due to various causes, taking the death toll in this year’s yatra to six. Thota Radhnam, a 75-year-old woman from Fiwalayam in Andhra Pradesh, died of suspected cardiac arrest in a community kitchen at […]

#India: WhatsApp rumours claim 19 lives in 2 months

#India: WhatsApp rumours claim 19 lives in 2 months

Since May 2018, WhatsApp-borne rumours have allegedly led to at least 19 deaths in India, TheQuint reported. Fake messages, claiming that child traffickers and robbers have entered cities and towns, have had a menacing effect, purportedly responsible for at least 13 incidents of fatal mob-violence across eight Indian states. The messaging app, with close to […]