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Bandipora: Elderly Man Slips Into Jhelum, Dies

Bandipora: Elderly Man Slips Into Jhelum, Dies

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  Srinagar: An 80-year-old man slipped into river Jehlum at Banger Mohalla Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday morning.   Reports said that the man namely Ghulam Mohammad Duonto (80) son of Abdul Rehman Daunto of Bunger Mohalla Hajin slipped into the river Jehlum and drowned while performing the ablution for prayers, this morning.   Soon after the incident, locals and police rushed to the spot and immediately launched searches to trace out the body.   After hectic efforts, the body was retrieved from the water body.   Confirming the incident, a police official said that the body would be handed over to his family for legal rites on conduct of necessary medico-legal formalities. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Print
No day picnickers to be allowed to visit Sonamarg on next two Saturdays, Sundays

No day picnickers to be allowed to visit Sonamarg on next two Saturdays, Sundays

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    Ganderbal,: The district administration in Ganderbal on Wednesday ordered that no day picnickers will be allowed to visit Sonamarg tourist resort on the next two Saturdays and Sundays in view of Covid-19 pandemic.   As per an order, district administration said that it has been observed that a large number of local tourist are thronging Sonamarg tourist destination especially on the weekend, and heavy influx of tourists poses danger of resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic in view of possible violation of COVID appropriate behavior.   It said that sub-divisional magistrate, Kangan has also reported that unrestricted and unabated influx of tourists and day picnickers to Sonamarg may seriously undermine COVID-19 mitigation efforts put in place by the administration.   “In order to prevent the ...
Two of a family drown to death, two others rescued, another missing in Drang

Two of a family drown to death, two others rescued, another missing in Drang

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    Baramulla: At least two persons drowned to death while another went missing after five members of a family drowned in Nallah Ferozpora at famous tourist spot, Drang in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.   Official said that Five members of a family drowned in Nallah today, saying that a rescue operation was immediately launched and two among them were rescued while two other died on the spot.   They added that one person is still missing, adding that efforts are on to retrieve the body of another person—(KNO) Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Print
Army vehicle crushes woman to death in Bandipora

Army vehicle crushes woman to death in Bandipora

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    Bandipora: A Woman was crushed to death by an army vehicle on Bandipora-Srinagar road at Nadihal area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday, officials said.   Officials said that the woman was killed after she was hit by an army vehicle while crossing the road in Nadihal today afternoon.   They said that the body was still lying under the vehicle, while her identity was being ascertained.   Meanwhile, a Police team from the concerned police station has also reached the spot—(KNO) Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Print
Monitoring activities by PLA: Army on eastern Ladakh situation

Monitoring activities by PLA: Army on eastern Ladakh situation

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New Delhi:  There has been no attempt by the Indian or the Chinese side to occupy the areas in eastern Ladakh from where they disengaged in February and both sides are engaged in talks to resolve the remaining issues in the region, the Army said on Wednesday. The Army said it has been monitoring activities by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) including turnover of troops in the region. The Army made the comments as part of a statement trashing a media report that said the Chinese military has again crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh at several places and that there has been at least one incident of clash between the two sides. “Ever since the disengagement agreement in February this year, there has been no attempt by either side to occupy the areas from where the d...
More rain in Kashmir, but no more coming

More rain in Kashmir, but no more coming

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Highway closed today for road maintenance SRINAGAR: Rains lashed Kashmir valley for the second straight day on Tuesday, keeping down the mercury that had risen to uncomfortable heights in the past week. Rain started in the night and continued in the morning in Srinagar and elsewhere, making people breathe a sigh of relief from the sweltering heat of last week, when temperatures had crossed above 30 degrees in Kashmir. In the face of the heat, farmers were also facing difficulties in working in their fields. The rains have given them plenty of cheer. Deputy Director of the Meteorological Centre Srinagar, Mukhtar Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that dry weather is expected from Wednesday afternoon. “The weather will remain mainly dry from July 15 to 19. The day as well as the night temperatures w...
13th July martyrs our guiding stars: Farooq

13th July martyrs our guiding stars: Farooq

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Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday led party functionaries in offering Fateh prayers to the martyrs of 1931, here at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah in Srinagar. In his address, Abdullah recalled the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of 13 July 1931 and paid homage to each of them and many such unsung heroes who laid their lives for the dignity and political rights of people of J&K. “13th July is a turning point in the history of Jammu & Kashmir. On the eventful day, the people of Kashmir unlocked themselves from the years of coyness that had snared them. The intrepid and dauntless heroism shown by our unarmed martyrs will continue to inspire forthcoming generations to eternity; no matter how many years pass, the pain that was inflicted on the hearts ...
Access to graveyard blocked, but Kashmir’s mainstream parties pay homage to martyrs

Access to graveyard blocked, but Kashmir’s mainstream parties pay homage to martyrs

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SRINAGAR: For the second consecutive year, commemoration of July 13, Martyrs’ Day, was again prevented from happening by the government. Till two years ago, the day used to be a government holiday, and political parties of all shades of opinion would pay tributes to the 22 martyrs at the graveyard where they are buried at Naqashband Sahab in downtown Srinagar. The BJP government in Delhi had in 2019 removed the day as a government holiday. The significance of the day in Kashmir is due to it being a symbol of people’s fight against autocracy. Historically, too, the day is significant because it led to the autocrat Maharaja holding the first popular elections in J&K, and the emergence of leaders like Molvi Muhammad Yousuf Shah and Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. This year, the government impos...
Partial shutdown in Kashmir to mark Martyrs’ Day

Partial shutdown in Kashmir to mark Martyrs’ Day

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SRINAGAR: A partial shutdown was observed at many places in Kashmir on Tuesday to mark Martyrs’ Day, July 13. Many markets in the city, including Zainakadal, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Safakadal, and Maisuma remained shut. So were other markets in Kashmir valley. Public transport was off the roads in many towns. There was also not much public movement on the streets, reports from across the valley said. The government had sealed off the martyrs’ graveyard in the old city area to prevent people from assembling to pay homage to the 22 martyrs buried there, The entry to the graveyard in Khawaja Bazaar near Nowhatta was sealed and government forces were deployed to prevent anyone from going in, officials said. The National Conference (NC) and the PDP had applied to the Srinagar district magistrate f...
Two militants killed in a Overnight Gunfight in Pulwama

Two militants killed in a Overnight Gunfight in Pulwama

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  Srinagar; Two unidentified militants were killed in an overnight gunfight in Pulwama town in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.   A senior police officer said that two militants were killed after forces had laid seige around Pulwama town during nocturnal hours after having specific information about the presence of some militants.   The officer further said that as the joint team of forces moved towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants started firing on the forces. Which was retaliated triggering off an encounter.   The identity of the slain militant couldn’t be established as of now, the officer added.(GNS) Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Print