Srinagar

  • Election Commission Asks Administration To Gear Up For Anantnag By-Poll
    The Election Commission on Tuesday asked the district officials to gear up for the smooth conduct of the May 25 by-poll to Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • 2 Terrorists Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir's Budgam District
    Two militants holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district were killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday, police said.
  • ATM With Over Rs 12 Lakh Cash Stolen In Anantnag
    Thieves decamped with an ATM of State Bank of India (SBI), containing Rs 12.18 lakh, in Anantnag district of Kashmir, police said today.
  • 1 Killed In Srinagar In Clashes Between Protesters And Security Forces
    A 23-year-old man was killed in Srinagar's Batmaloo area on Saturday evening after security forces allegedly opened fire following clashes with protestors in the Valley. A senior police official said the man has been identified as Sajjad Ahmed, a resident of Chandoosa in Baramulla. The police added that it was looking into the circumstances in which the death took place.
  • 2% Voter Turnout In Srinagar Re-Polling, Farooq Abdullah A Candidate
    Only 2 per cent voters turned up to vote again at Srinagar parliamentary seat, the lowest in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and way below the 7 per cent of Sunday. Polling in parts of the constituency -- where former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah is among the candidates -- was held again due to the unprecedented violence that day which resulted in 8 deaths and injuries to more than 100 security personnel.
  • Re-Poll At Srinagar's 38 Booths Today, Separatists Call For Shutdown
    The re-poll in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency is scheduled to begin at 7 am on Thursday. Strict security arrangements have been made by Election Commission as all the polling stations are in Budgam district, the worst-hit by violence during voting on Sunday. Separatists have called for a shutdown in the area.
  • Internet Services In Srinagar Lok Sabha Seat Shut Down From Midnight Ahead Of By-Polls
    Internet services in three districts falling under the Srinagar Parliamentary constituency, going to polls today, were shut down from midnight as a precautionary measure to prevent floating of rumours by anti-national elements.
  • April Snow, Heavy Rains Take Damaging Toll On Fruit Crops In Jammu And Kashmir
    Damages to trade, hotels, restaurants, horticulture and handicraft are the first to be noticed, but heavy rains and unseasonal snowfall have completely destroyed the fruit crops in the Valley. Farmer Bashir Ahmad's hopes have dashed to the ground. He was expecting a good yield this season. His daughter gets married next summer, but snowfall in the flowering season destroyed his pear orchard causing losses of over Rs 2 lakh.
  • Asia's Largest Tulip Garden Opens For Tourists In Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar
    Asia's largest tulip garden has opened for tourists in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. It is a spectrum of colours featuring thousands of tulips, which have blossomed in the lap of Zabarwan hills along the banks of Dal lake.
  • The Story of Kaneeza, The Eight-Year-old Who Never Woke Up
    Her mother woke up to the sound of gunshots in the neighbourhood. But eight-year-old Kaneeza was fast sleep. Makhini Begum didn't try. It was always quite a task to wake her up, and it seemed safe to stay still. And then, another bullet pierced through the wooden house, and hit her little girl in her chest. She died, in her sleep. Outside the gun-fire continued, inside the cries. Their mother told Kaneeza's four brothers, who were also sleeping in the room, to hide themselves. They tried.
  • 'Shattered': Kashmir Parents Grieve 15-Year-Old Killed In Police Firing
    Barely out of a storm of unrest and wounded by terrorist attacks in alarming frequency, solemn pictures of Halima offering milk to her dead son have gone viral in Jammu and Kashmir, stoking fears that the fragile peace in the state might once again be at risk soon.
  • An Army Jawan Gets a Hero's Welcome In Kashmir, And A Tearful Goodbye
    Kashmir has seen massive turnouts in funerals of militants. But on Friday, thousands came out at the funeral of an army soldier killed by militants. Lance Naik Ghulam Mohiuddin Rather, a Kashmiri, was killed when an army convoy was ambushed at Shopian in south Kashmir on Wednesday night. He had taken six bullets in his leg and lost too much blood. He, like the two other jawans, did not make it.
  • Kashmiri Muslims In Bandipore Celebrate Shivratri, Want Pandits To Return
    An ancient Shiv temple in Bandipore's Sumbal town on the banks of Jhelum hasn't had devotees on Shivratri for years. Not after Kashmiri Pandits fled the town 25 km from Srinagar during the peak of the militancy in the early nineties. Friday morning was different.
  • Police In Kashmir Clear 4 Km Of Snow To Rescue Stranded Pregnant Woman
    Two pregnant women, holed up in their houses due to heavy snowfall, were shifted by police to a hospital in Anantnag district, while eight residential houses and three school buildings were damaged in different parts of the Kashmir valley, police said today.
  • Jammu-Srinagar Highway Closed Due To Snow, 2000 Vehicles Stranded
    The Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third consecutive day as the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for being struck by snow and heavy rains. The air traffic also remains suspended and all flights from Srinagar airport cancelled.

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