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220 militants active in Kashmir’.

At least 220 militants, including 50 to 60 foreigners, are active in Kashmir at present, the police said on Wednesday, but asserted that the “situation on the ground is under control.” “There has been negligible recruitment (into militancy) after September last year. (Some) boys have been brought back from the ...

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Police chief rules out ‘large presence of IS’ in Kashmir.

The director general of police Dilbag Singh Wednesday ruled out the large presence of ‘Islamic State’ group in Kashmir, even as he termed the recent desecration of Jamia Masjid pulpit by a group of masked youth as an “effort from IS elements to try and show their presence.” Addressing a ...

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Tourism players cheer first snowfall of 2019.

Kashmir tourism industry, which was sulking because of fewer tourist arrivals last year, see in Wednesday’s snowfall a possibility for a spurt in tourist rush. While tourists in large numbers thronged Gulmarg to celebrate New Year and Christmas recently, Wednesday’s snowfall has spread optimism among tourism industry for seasons ahead,nowboarding, ...

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Ensure safety of Kashmiri students, businessmen in other states: Hakeem Yaseen.

Chairman of Peoples Democratic Front Hakeem Yaseen has expressed concern over the reported attacks on Kashmiri shopkeepers in Rohru tehsil in Simla. In a statement Hakeem Yaseen while condemning attacks on Kashmiri shopkeepers and traders said, “ The business community of the state is feeling insecure over repeated attacks,  harassment, ...

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Farooq condoles demise of Haji Gul Muhammad, Abdul Ahad Rathar.

National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday extended heartfelt grief over the demise of Haji Gul Muhammad of Kokar Bazar Amira Kadal, father of Dr Gul Javaid. Dr Farooq also expressed sorrow over the demise of noted businessman Haji Abdul Ahad Rathar (HARCO) of Rajbagh, Srinagar.Dr Farooq also made ...

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PDP-BJP Govt was a nightmare for people: NC.

National Conference on Wednesday asserted that the former BJP-PDP government proved to be nightmare for rural as well as urban areas of the state vis-à-vis supplementing the development efforts through various schemes. Addressing NC workers from Langate constituency party’s general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said, “PDP’s ongoing barefaced effort ...

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South Kashmir: Gunfight breaks out between militants and forces in Tral forests.

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Gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, police said. “Exchange of fire between security forces & militants at higher reaches of Tral Awantipora. Further details will follow,” police said on Twitter. Earlier, reports said that the gunfight ...

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Pakistan army claims shooting down second Indian ‘spy drone’ near LoC.

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The Pakistan Army on Wednesday claimed to have shot down another Indian ‘spy drone’ along the Line of Control in Satwal sector of Kashmir. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter: “Pakistan Army troops shot down another Indian spy quadcopter. Today in Satwal Sector ...

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Gunshots heard as forces lay siege to Tral in south Kashmir.

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Gunshots were heard in Gulshanpora hamlet of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday morning.A source said that heavy firing took place after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in forest area of Gulshanpora. The search operation launched after a tip-off about the presence of militants was ...

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Forces lay siege to Shangus in south Kashmir’s Anantnag.

Government forces on Wednesday launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Shangus village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Reports said that the CASO was launched at Sheikhpora village of Shangus today afternoon. An official said that the army, police and paramilitary forces cordoned off the village after inputs about the presence of ...

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