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South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Wednesday claimed that the policeman in south Kashmir’s Pulwama who was missing with his service rifle since Tuesday evening has joined their militant outfit. In a statement issued to local news agency KNS, the Hizb spokesperson Burhan-u-Din said, “SPO Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nehama Kakapora of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who […]

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife: Global poll

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife: Global poll

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed […]

BJP minister gets 2 frogs married to make it rain in MP

BJP minister gets 2 frogs married to make it rain in MP

Madhya Pradesh minister of state for woman and child development Lalita Yadav allegedly organised a wedding of two frogs at a temple in Chhattarpur to appease rain gods, drawing criticism from the Opposition, reports said. Hundreds of people gathered at the temple premises to see the unique wedding, which was followed by a feast. According […]

India: AWB launches campaign against animal sacrifice ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

India: AWB launches campaign against animal sacrifice ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

 Ahead of the Muslim festival of Bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha) in August, the Animal Welfare Board(AWB) of India (AWBI) has initiated a campaign against the slaughter of animals which is a prominent part of celebrations during the festival, reports said. The agency which is an advisory body of the ministry of Environment has announced that volunteers recruited […]

‘Mend Your Ways’: BJP MLA Lal Singh Warns Kashmiri Journalists

‘Mend Your Ways’: BJP MLA Lal Singh Warns Kashmiri Journalists

In an apparent reference to the murder of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Chaudhary Lal Singh on Friday, 22 June, asked the journalists in Kashmir to draw the line and mend their ways. Addressing a press conference in Jammu on Friday, he said Kashmir media has created “a wrong narrative regarding […]

NDA allowed terrorism to re-emerge in J&K: Omar Abdullah

NDA allowed terrorism to re-emerge in J&K: Omar Abdullah

National Conference (NC) vice president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said the NDA government’s claim that more militants were killed in Kashmir during its rule than in the UPA dispensation actually tells how it allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in the Valley. “Actually minister sahib this tells the story […]

Kashmir’s IS chief Dawood Salafi among 4 militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police

Kashmir’s IS chief Dawood Salafi among 4 militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police

Four militants, including the chief of militant outfit ‘Islamic State’ in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, police said. The slain, according to an official, were identified as ISJK chief Dawood Salafi alias Burhan from HMT Srinagar, Majid Manzoor Dar […]

South #Kashmir: 4 killed in ongoing Anantnag gunfight

South #Kashmir: 4 killed in ongoing Anantnag gunfight

Two militants, a civilian and a policeman were killed and dozens others injured in the ongoing gunfight between militants and the government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. Director General of Police SP Vaid confirmed that two militants were killed in the ongoing gunfight. Reports said that the owner of the […]

In Pics: Valley observes complete hartal against Shujaat, civilian killings

In Pics: Valley observes complete hartal against Shujaat, civilian killings

Pictures by Zargar Zahoor Normal life was affected in Kashmir Valley Thursday due to a hartal called by pro-freedom camp against the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and civilians recently in forces’ action in south Kashmir. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments in Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir […]

NIA probe against pro-freedom camp likely to be revived during Guv rule: Report

NIA probe against pro-freedom camp likely to be revived during Guv rule: Report

The NIA’s probe against pro-freedom camp in Kashmir is likely to be revived as the state is reeling under Governor’s rule, The Indian Express reported. The agency’s probe into terror funding charges against the pro-freedom leadership had been put on the backburner after Delhi appointed former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor on the […]