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Shutdown affects life in Kashmir

Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected on Friday due to a separatist-called protest shutdown against the detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and also the arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) cadres. The shutdown was called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, […]

IED explosion in Awantipora; no loss of life reported

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a road by suspected militants in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district exploded with a loud bang in the dead of night, locals and officials said. A police source said that militants triggered the IED, planted in the middle of road, in Amlar village of Awantipora at […]

JRL Shutdown Paralyses Life In Kashmir Valley

A JRL-called shutdown con Saturday in the Kashmir Valley to mark the sixth death anniversary of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru, has paralysed life across the region. Afzal Guru was executed in Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 2013. While calling for the shutdown, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed […]

Sopore girl tries to end her life after failing In 12th exam

A 19-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by jumping in river jehlum at Chankhan area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday for failing the Class XII examination. According to reports she took the extreme step this morning after she failed in class 12th examination. Reports said that she was saved there by some […]

Gulmarg comes to life with New Year revellers

The ski resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is going to stage a gala welcome to the New Year as the resort is completely sold out to revellers on Monday. Altaf Ahmad, Manager of a local hotel, told IANS: “The place is overbooked. There is no hotel that is not running to full capacity […]

Shutdown affects normal life in Kashmir

Normal life was affected in Kashmir valley on Friday due to a shutdown called by the separatist outfits against the killing of a civilian during a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Qamarwari yesterday. All shops, commercial establishments and schools are closed in capital city Srinagar while public transport of off the roads. However, private vehicles are plying […]