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2 killed, 30 injured; 30 structures, 7 vehicles set ablaze in Kishtwar violence

Curfew imposed, Army Called In; Schools, Colleges To Remain Closed Today

GK News Network

Kishtwar, Aug 9: Authorities clamped indefinite curfew and deployed army and paramilitary personnel in this mountainous township of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday following violent clashes between two communities leaving at least 2 person dead and injuries to around 30 others.The uncontrolled More


Div Com Jammu appointed inquiry officer

Govt announces Rs 5 lakhs for NOK of deceased

Jammu, Aug 9: An official spokesman on Friday said that a high level inquiry has been ordered by the government to look into the Kishtwar incident, where in Shantmanu Divisional Commissioner, Jammu has been appointed as the inquiry officer and has been asked  to complete the inquiry in a time More


Kishtwar DC, SP removed

Srinagar, Aug 9: Following the communal clashes the  Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Muhammad Saleem and Superintendent of Police, Dr Sunil Gupta were relieved of their duties on late Friday night, an official spokesman said.He said Baseer Khan, Director Panchayati Raj has been posted More


Government missing on ground

Kishtwar, Aug 9: The mobs restoring to violence and setting property on fire had a free for all situation as the police and civil administration failed to sense the gravity of situation.Locals here said that for seven long hours the mobs from the two communities fought pitched battles More


VDCs under scanner

Kishtwar, Aug 9: The violent protests here have once again put infamous Village Defence Committees (VDCs) under scanner.If the locals are to be believed some VDC members used government weapon to target youth from a particular community, which aggravated the situation. “Government has More


Geelani calls for Kashmir bandh, BJP calls for shutdown in Jammu today

Srinagar/Jammu, Aug 9:  Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has urged people to observe a complete shutdown in Kashmir on Saturday against the Kishtwar incident. “People across Kashmir should observe a shutdown on Saturday to express solidarity with their More


Right wing organizations enforce shutdown in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 9: Panic gripped Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday evening after activists of various right wing organizations took out protest marchs and forced shopkeepers at several places to down their shutter.Reports revealed that Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and Dogra More


Over 500 paramilitary personnel rushed to Kishtwar

Jammu, Aug 8: Over 500 personnel of CRPF, Indian Reserve Police and Armed Police were on Friday rushed to Kishtwar district, where curfew was imposed after communal clashes broke out there, police said. "Five companies from Jammu have been rushed to Kishtwar, where clashes broke More


Kishtwar clashes: Twitter keeps Omar, Sushma in touch

New Delhi, Aug 9: In a first of its kind, a tweet asking for help over the Kishtwar communal clashes sparked off a sharp public exchange on Twitter between two political leaders - LokSabha leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj and J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah - on Friday afternoon.  More


Kashmir celebrates Eid, stone pelting in old city

Separatists remain under house arrest

Srinagar, Aug 9:  Muslims across Kashmir on Friday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the culmination of holy month of Ramadan, with traditional fervor as thousands offered prayers at Masjids  and Shrines across Kashmir. Largest Eid congregation prayers were offered at Eidgah More


CM, Farooq offer Eid prayer at Hazratbal

Srinagar, Aug 9: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah accompanied by Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah today offered Eid Nimaz at Dargah Hazratbal here where a huge congregation of Muslims offered Eid prayers, an official spokesman said. He said Omar Abdullah More


JAKLI Regimental centre celebrates Eid, GOC joins prayers

Srinagar Aug 9: Army on Friday said the J&K Light Infantry (JAK LI) Regimental Centre, Rangreth  celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with traditional religious fervor in which locals from the area joined all the ranks in the celebrations, while the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar based XV Corps More


10 die in Uri accident

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Aug 9: At least 10 persons died and two others were wounded when Tata Sumo vehicle they were travelling in fell in a deep gorge near Barnate Boniyar here in north Kashmir on Friday.Officials said the ill-fated Sumo (No. JK05B-44200 was on its way from Boniyar to Barnate." At More


Poonch killings: Army Chief pulls up formation of commanders along LoC

Press Trust of India

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has pulled up the commanders of formations deployed in Poonch sector of Line of Control in the wake of two major raids by the Pakistan Army special troops in Indian territory in the last eight months. During the visit to the LoC to review the security situation More







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Offices of Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Uzma would remain closed on Friday and Saturday on account of Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. Print edition of both the newspapers would hit the stands on Monday. More



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Offices of Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Uzma would remain closed on Friday and Saturday on account of Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. Print edition of both the newspapers would hit the stands on Monday.   More





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