Yasin Malik arrested, Mirwaiz put under house arrest

JKLF chief Yasin Malik was today arrested while Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest, a day ahead of the planned sit-in by the separatists outside the NIA headquarter in Delhi. Malik was taken into custody from here and shifted to Central Jail till September 11, officials said. They said the Mirwaiz … Read more

NIA conducts raids in Kashmir and Delhi: Officials

The NIA today conducted searches at 16 locations in Kashmir and Delhi on traders who were allegedly indulging in hawala operations and using the money for funding terror and separatist activities, officials said. Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency swooped down on traders at various parts of Srinagar and North Kashmir this morning and carried … Read more

J-K: Clashes between youths, security forces after Eid prayers

Clashes broke out between groups of youths and security forces at few places in Kashmir valley after Eid prayers today, police said. Clashes were reported from Srinagar, Anantnag and Sopore in the valley after the culmination of congregational Eid prayers at these places, a police official said. He said immediately after the prayers were over … Read more

Unidentified terrorist killed in encounter in J-K

An unidentified militant was today killed in a brief encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, the police said. The Army launched an operation in Yaripora area of Kulgam following information about presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said. He said one unidentified militant was killed in the gunbattle. … Read more

Two unidentified youth found dead in Shopian district of J&K

Two unidentified youth were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The bodies of the youth, believed to be in late teens or early twenties, were recovered near the forest area in Shopian this morning, a police official said. He said there were no injury or torture marks … Read more

4 security personnel injured in terror attack in Pulwama

Four security personnel, including 3 CRPF jawans and 1 Jammu and Kashmir policeman, were today injured in a pre-dawn attack by militants on a police building in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The militants opened fire on district police lines (DPL) Pulwama at around 4:30 am, resulting in injuries to the four security personnel, a police … Read more

JK cop caught on camera snatching money from beggar, arrested

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested one of its own men after he was allegedly caught on camera “snatching” money from a roadside beggar in Ramban district. A video clip, in which the head constable is purportedly seen “snatching” money from the beggar a few days back, went viral on social media triggering shock … Read more

Hundreds of mourners in funeral procession of man killed by militants

Hundreds of people participated in the last rites of a cable operator shot dead by militants in Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said today. The funeral procession of Hilal Ahmad Malik, who was killed yesterday, began from his home and passed through Shopian town. His funeral prayers were offered outside the Jamia Mosque there, a police … Read more

India can face China, Pak but threat is from inside: Farooq Abdullah

India could face China and Pakistan but somebody within the country was determined to spoil everything, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said today without naming anyone. Addressing opposition leaders, who came together for the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting hosted by rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief … Read more

Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 locations in Kashmir

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted searches at about a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the terror funding case against separatists and others. Officials in the central probe agency said the searches are being carried out at 12 locations in Srinagar, Baramulla and Handwara. They said those being searched today … Read more

Shabir Shah PMLA case: ED arrests Aslam Wani from Srinagar

The ED today arrested Mohammad Aslam Wani, an alleged hawala dealer, in connection with its about a decade-old money laundering case against Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah. A senior official in the central probe agency said Wani was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) with the help of the … Read more

Kashmiri doctor helps gene editing of human embryos

For the first time, genetically modified human embryos have been developed in the US and Kashmir-born doctor Sanjeev Kaul has played a lead role in this breakthrough. Scientists have now demonstrated an effective way of using a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos and stop it from passing to future … Read more

IAS officer removed as DC after objectionable pics go viral

An IAS officer was today removed from his post by the Jammu and Kashmir government and an enquiry ordered against him after some purported objectionable pictures of him went viral on social media. “Pending enquiry into his conduct, Niraj Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, is hereby attached in the office of Divisional Commissioner Jammu,” an … Read more

Hizbul militant gunned down in encounter in Anantnag

A newly recruited local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen was gunned down in an overnight encounter with security forces that also resulted in the death of an unidentified person in the ensuing crossfire in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, security officials said today. The encounter broke late last night at Kanibal in Bijbehara of Anantnag district, 55 … Read more

Two Army personnel, including an officer, killed in Shopian district of Kashmir

Two Army personnel, including an officer, killed in an attack by militants in Shopian district of Kashmir: Police. Two militants were killed today in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, police said. “Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Gopalpora area of Kulgam this morning,” a … Read more

Mobile Internet services suspended across Kashmir Valley

Mobile Internet services were today suspended across Kashmir as a precautionary measure in the wake of clashes after the killing of top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abu Dujana in an encounter with security forces. A police official said that mobile Internet has been suspended across the Valley to prevent miscreants from indulging in unnecessary propaganda. He said … Read more

Encounter breaks out in Pulwama

An encounter broke out early today between militants and security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Hakripora village of Pulwama, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said. The militants opened fired during the operation, … Read more

NIA arrests 7 Hurriyat leaders including Geelani’s son-in-law in Kashmir

Seven people including Altaf Ahmed Shah, the son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were arrested today by the NIA in connection with its probe into the funding of terror and subversive activities in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. Shah, popularly known as Altaf Fantoosh, was in the custody of the Jammu and … Read more

Traders detained for protesting against GST implementation

Police today detained several traders after they tried to march towards the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to protest the implementation of GST in the state in its present form. The traders were detained near the gate of the Civil Secretariat complex, which also houses the assembly, after they took out a protest march, police … Read more

GST: Shops shut in protest, restrictions in parts of Kashmir

Most of the shops and other business establishments were shut across Kashmir today to protest against GST in the state, prompting authorities to impose restrictions on the assembly of people in parts of Srinagar as a precautionary measure. The shutdown call was given by Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers (KTMF). The traders and the opposition parties … Read more