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Pulwama killings a massacre, no justification for this excessive use of force: Omar Abdullah

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 12:00 PM

“7 dead. There is no explanation for this excessive use of force, none what so ever. This is a massacre & that’s the only way to describe it,” said Omar on Twitter.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister on Saturday termed the Pulwama civilian killings as a massacre and said there was no justification for this “excessive use of force”.

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Pulwama civilian killings: Crowd came dangerously close to gunfight site, claims police

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 12:00 PM

‘Deeply grieved at civilian killings’

Calling the civilian deaths as unfortunate, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed that the “crowd came dangerously close” to the site of the gunfight that left three militants and a civilian dead in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Giving details about the gunfight, a police spokesman said that a search oper more...


Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat call

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 11:00 AM

The flight, with 169 passengers on board, was scheduled to depart at 6.05 am, they said.

An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded Saturday after a bomb threat call, airport officials said.

The flight, with 169 passengers on board, was scheduled to depart at 6.05 am, they said.

"A passenger travelling with another private carrier told ou more...


Pulwama killings: Mehbooba calls for end to ‘bloodbath’; ‘horrible day’, says Omar Abdullah

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 11:00 AM

In a series of tweets, Omar Abdullah hit out the governor administration, saying it has failed to focus on the security of the people.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday condemned the killings of seven civilians in forces’ action in southern Pulwama district.

In a series of tweets, Omar Abdullah hit out the governor admini more...


Landslide hits traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 11:00 AM

The landslide struck the highway along the Banihal-Ramban stretch, officials said, adding road clearance operation had been taken up to ensure early resumption of vehicle movement.

A landslide on Saturday at Gangroo near Ramsu here suspended traffic on the 270-km-long Jammu-Srinagar Highway, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded, officials said.

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Protest held in downtown Srinagar against Pulwama killings

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 11:00 AM

An eye witness said that scores of people, including Hurrriyat activists, staged a protest demonstration at Nowhatta chowk to condemn the killings.

A protest was held at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar against the killing of seven civilian in forces’ firing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

An eye witness said that scores of people, including Hurrriyat a more...


Pulwama killings fallout: Mobile Internet suspended in Srinagar, south Kashmir

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 10:00 AM

An official said the service was barred in view of protests and shutdown called by the separatists over civilian and militant killings.

Authorities on Saturday suspended the mobile Internet service in Srinagar and south Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian while the speed was throttled to 2G in Budgam district.

An official said the service was barred in view of protests and more...


Former soldier among three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 10:00 AM

The slain included Zahoor Ahmad Thokar of Sirnoo, a former army soldier who deserted his unit to join militant ranks.

The three militants slain in a gunfight with the government forces in Kharpora Sirnoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were affiliated with Hizb ul Mujahideen.

The slain included Zahoor Ahmad Thokar of Sirnoo, a former army soldier who deserted h more...


Pulwama killings: JRL calls for three-day shutdown, ‘Badam Bagh chalo’ on Monday

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 09:00 AM

“From today onwards for three days mourning and complete protest strike will be observed all across,” said the Mirwaiz on Twitter.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday called for a three-day shutdown and mourning in Kashmir against the killings of seven civilians and three militants in southern Pulwama district.

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Civilian death toll mounts to six in Pulwama clashes

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 07:01 AM

Reports said that protesting youth tried to march towards the gunfight site in Kharpora Sirnoo as soon as the news of killing of three militants spread in the area.

The civilian death toll in clashes near a gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday mounted to six as four more civilians succumbed to their injuries.

Reports said that protesting youth trie more...


Soldier wounded in Pulwama gunfight succumbs

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 07:00 AM

An army spokesman said that a soldier wounded in the gunfight earlier today has succumbed.

A soldier was killed in a gunfight with the militants in Kharpora Sirnoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, army said.

An army spokesman said that a soldier wounded in the gunfight earlier today has succumbed.

He said that three militants were ki more...


Cold wave intensifies in Jammu and Kashmir

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 06:00 AM

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 4.2 degrees Celsius and at minus 19.0 degrees, Drass town in Kargil district was the coldest in the state, according to the official.

The cold wave has intensified in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday with the minimum temperatures dropping several notches below the freezing point, the weather office said.

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His killing didn’t hurt but what they had done to his face did: Teenage militant’s mother

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 05:00 AM

She recalls how the pampered boy who featured in a movie never showed signs of any inclination toward militancy

Mehbooba, the mother of Saqib Bilal Sheikh, one of the four youngest militants to have been killed by government forces in gunfights recently, picks up her son’s costly watch and kisses it repeatedly.

“This is what he has left for me,” she said, sitti more...


Second civilian killed in Pulwama clashes

@Admin : 15-Dec-2018, 05:00 AM

Reports said that Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad was injured after forces used live ammunition, pellets and tear gas to chase away protesters near the gunfight site that left three militants dead.

Another civilian was killed in clashes with the government forces near the site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sirnoo area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

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1 killed, 8 injured in Rajouri accident

@Admin : 14-Dec-2018, 10:01 PM

Sources said, a car (Eco) bearing registration no. JK11B 3326, which was carrying some villagers to a marriage function met an accident at Jamola road when it turned turtle.

A 43-year old woman was killed while eight others including six teenagers received injuries in a road accident in Bindi village of Rajouri.

Sources said, a car (Eco) bearing registration no. JK11B 3326, whic more...


India, Pak armies trade fire along LoC in Poonch

@Admin : 14-Dec-2018, 10:01 PM

Our forces giving befitting reply: DIG Slathia

The armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kerni area of Poonch on Friday. This was the second incident of ceasefire violation in as many days. 

As per official reports, “Cross-border firing started on Friday evening, after Pakistani army used medium caliber automatic weapons to target more...


THEFT SPREE; Speedy probe initiated: Police

@Admin : 14-Dec-2018, 10:00 PM

He informed that senior superintendent of police, YougalManhas, is supervising the case and is personally monitoring the investigation.

Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have started a speedy probe into the theft spree in Rajouri town during the past one week.

Pertinently, four separate incidents of thefts have taken place in residential buildings in Rajouri town dur more...


Hindi Heartland Poll

@Admin : 14-Dec-2018, 10:00 PM

…the results point to bitter 2019

During the preceding weeks, five Indian states voted for electing new assemblies. Apart from three states in Hindi heartland, southern Telengana and northeastern Mizoram also elected new assemblies for a five year term. The counting of votes began during the current week, precisely on morning of December, the 11th and continued beyond midnight. There wa more...


Thailand: Warming up to democracy?

@Admin : 14-Dec-2018, 10:00 PM

To search for an answer a look behind the façade of the country of world-famous beaches and of night life

The Thai military government led by the former army chief Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in power since a coup in May 2014, recently announced that elections will be held on February 24, 2019, under the constitution adopted in 2017. It also lifted a ban on political work but has c more...


When king begs!

@Admin : 14-Dec-2018, 10:00 PM

Nowadays customer is not a king

‘Customer is the King’. This is a universal adage accentuating the importance of customers in businesses. Traditionally, this maxim usually entails a promise of businesses to provide good customer. In contemporary times when technological advancement has among other things revolutionized business operations, the dynamics of customer service too more...