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Porter killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri sectorIndian soldiers retaliated the fire. PTI file

Porter killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Uri sector

21 Oct 2017 | 5:33 PM

SRINAGAR: A man died and a teenage girl was wounded as Pakistan violated truce in Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday, the Army said. The man, a 22-year-old porter named Abbas, was gravely wounded and later died of his injuries.

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Tribune News Service

Srinagar, October 21

A man died and a teenage girl was wounded in Pakistan's ceasefire violations in Uri in north Kashmir's Baramullah on Saturday, the Indian Army said. 

The man, a 22-year-old porter named Abbas, was gravely wounded and later died of his injuries.

The Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts at Kamalkote Uri, 110 km from here, at around 11 am and Indian soldiers also retaliated the fire.

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“The exchange of fire continued for over an hour. A porter was injured in the firing,” defence sources said.

They said that soon after the ceasefire violation, the Army has started a combing operation in the area.

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to maintain law and order

21 Oct 2017 | 11:17 AM

SRINAGAR: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid-chopping.

Braid-chopping: No suspect should be attacked, says Hurriyat

Braid-chopping: No suspect should be attacked, says Hurriyat

21 Oct 2017 | 6:14 PM

SRINAGAR: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday asked the youth to show restraint over braid-chopping attempts by miscreants in Kashmir, saying the “suspects should not be attacked”.

‘Braid-chopping’: Mob tries to set challenged youth afire

‘Braid-chopping’: Mob tries to set challenged youth afire

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: A mob in a north Kashmir town thrashed and attempted to set ablaze a deranged youth on Friday morning on the suspicion of his being a braid-chopper, the police said, as the region struggles with violent vigilantes who see strangers as potential suspects.

Militants lob grenade at PDP legislator’s house in Tral

Militants lob grenade at PDP legislator’s house in Tral

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Militants hurled a grenade at the residence of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator in Tral sub-district on Friday afternoon.

Divide within militant camp spills into open

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: A deepening divide within Kashmir’s militant camp has come to surface as Pakistan-based United Jehad Council (UJC) struggles to contain the growing influence of its former commander Zakir Musa, a hardcore Islamist.

Guv praises CRPF for handling tough tasks

Guv praises CRPF for handling tough tasks

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra has complimented the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for handling difficult tasks in the past year and reiterated the need for use of minimum force while controlling mobs.

Vohra visits Gurez sector

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra, who visited the Gurez sector today, was briefed by the Brigade Commander, regarding the situation along the Line of Control.

News analysis

Modi’s visit to LoC — grand gesture, short of inclusiveness

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali festival with Army jawans in a stunningly beautiful and equally forbidding Gurez valley in north Kashmir on Thursday in a widely recognized and appreciated gesture towards our soldiers.

‘Not sure if I’ll be full-time actor’

‘Not sure if I’ll be full-time actor’

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

MUMBAI: All of 16, “Secret Superstar” actress Zaira Wasim says she isn’t sure if she wants to be a full-time actress.

Cabinet meet to decide on vacancies in key departments

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The last Cabinet meeting of the J&K Government in summer capital Srinagar this year will be held on Monday.

State faces healthcare crisis

State faces healthcare crisis

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: In a sharp contrast to the ruling PDP-BJP government’s boastful claims of “rapidly improving health sector” in the state, Jammu and Kashmir continues to face a major healthcare crisis with many ills plaguing government-run hospitals in urban as well as rural areas.

Noted poet Saifi Sopori passes away

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti have expressed grief over the demise of noted poet and educationist Saifi Sopori.

Dy CM celebrates Diwali with security forces

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Thursday celebrated Diwali with security forces at the Border Outpost, Garkhal, in Akhnoor sector along the India-Pakistan International Border.

Gandoh residents protest govt order on jurisdiction

Gandoh residents protest govt order on jurisdiction

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

DODA: People in the Gandoh area of the mountainous Doda district held a protest on Friday against the recent government decision on territorial jurisdiction of the subdivision with the Bhaderwah Additional Deputy Commissioner.

Guv inaugurates nurses’ hostel block in Kakryal

Guv inaugurates nurses’ hostel block in Kakryal

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra, who is the chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, inaugurated the Nivedita-II Nurses’ Hostel at Kakryal.

Deputy CM inspects welfare works in city

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today visited different parts of Jammu to inspect the pace of work on mega developmental projects.

Curbs in city to thwart protests

Curbs in city to thwart protests

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The district authorities today imposed restrictions and sealed off roads in dozens of neighbourhoods in the city’s downtown area to thwart protests called by separatists over braid-chopping incidents.

Paediatrician Suhail Naik is doctors’ association chief

Paediatrician Suhail Naik is doctors’ association chief

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

After a delay of seven years, the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) elected its central executive body with paediatrician Dr Suhail Naik bagging the president’s post.

Widening of road on Captain Morh a big challenge: BRO

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is working on the widening of Zojila upper alignment near Captain Morh to improve the connectivity between the Ladakh region and the country.

Top Kashmiri bands to perform at Sufi concert

Top Kashmiri bands to perform at Sufi concert

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Popular Kashmir-based bands Parvaaz and Alif will be performing at a Sufi concert – “Saaz-e-Sufi” on Sunday at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of the Dal Lake.

Govt aims to upgrade stadiums: Lal Singh

Govt aims to upgrade stadiums: Lal Singh

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: Forest Minister Choudhary Lal Singh today said the government was committed to creating adequate infrastructure for the promotion of sports.

PHE labourers allege bias in wage distribution

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

JAMMU: The Water Works (PHE) Employees Association has expressed anguish over the non-payment of wages on Diwali and alleged that the PDP-BJP coalition government was discriminating with daily wage workers in the department.

KU postpones exams slated for today

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: The University of Kashmir has postponed all examinations scheduled for October 21 following the shutdown call by separatists.

Book on tobacco control laws released

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra released “Tobacco Control Laws and Measures”, a booklet compiled by AM Mir, IAS (retd), Executive Director of the J&K Voluntary Health and Development Association.

‘J&K Knowledge Initiative’ journal out

21 Oct 2017 | 12:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Minister of Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today released the first journal of JK Knowledge Initiative — a group constituted to chalk out modalities for the operationalisation of knowledge initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants attack PDP legislator’s residence at Tral town in J&K

Militants attack PDP legislator’s residence at Tral town in J&K

20 Oct 2017 | 9:33 PM

SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday attacked the residence of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah in Tral town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Cops rescue ‘mentally challenged’ man branded as braid-chopper

20 Oct 2017 | 12:52 PM

SRINAGAR: A “mentally challenged” man was rescued from a mob which was trying to kill him suspecting that he was a braid-chopper, in Sopore area of Baramulla district, police said on Friday.

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests against braid-chopping

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests against braid-chopping

20 Oct 2017 | 3:21 PM

SRINAGAR: Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests against growing incidents of braid-chopping in Jammu and Kashmir.

4.7-magnitude earthquake hits J&K

4.7-magnitude earthquake hits J&K

19 Oct 2017 | 11:40 AM

SRINAGAR: An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit the Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday. The tremor occurred at 6:40 a.m. in the state.

Teacher, whose house saw encounter, killed ‘by ultras’

Teacher, whose house saw encounter, killed ‘by ultras’

19 Oct 2017 | 12:21 PM

SRINAGAR: A Shopian schoolteacher, Aijaz Ahmad Lone, in whose house three militants were killed in a gunfight last week, was found dead at Wathoo village on Wednesday, his throat slit, several kilometres from his home at Gatipora village.

9 civilians injured as Pak pounds Rajouri, Poonch

9 civilians injured as Pak pounds Rajouri, Poonch

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

RAJOURI:After a lull of three days, the Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked heavy mortar shelling and automatic weapon firing on Indian forward posts and civil areas in the Balakot and Manjakot sectors in Poonch and Rajouri districts about 7 am today.

Insulate academics from politics, says Bukhari

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education Altaf Bukhari today said disturbing academics for serving political interests would lead the society into perpetual darkness and threaten the future of students.

Rakesh Sehgal is director of NIT-Srinagar

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, has got a new Director, Rakesh Sehgal, from NIT, Hamirpur.

After 2008, doctors’ association poll today

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

After seven years of delay, elections to the central executive body of the Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) will be held on Thursday.

Guv releases literary diary in Kashmiri

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra today released the first-ever literary diary in Kashmiri written by prominent poet, researcher and critic Satish Vimal.

‘Braid-chopping’: Fearing safety, women want CM to intervene

‘Braid-chopping’: Fearing safety, women want CM to intervene

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: The increasing ‘braid-chopping’ incidents in the Valley have created a scare among girl students and working class women as they fear stepping out of their homes.

Mushtaq Chaya re-elected chairman of industry chamber

Mushtaq Chaya re-elected chairman of industry chamber

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), Kashmir chapter, has formed a 21-member state executive committee to highlight and work towards addressing the issues faced by the business community.

Army to host Lucky Ali concert on October 21

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: In a bid to increase engagement with the youth and instill a desire for peace among them, the Srinagar-based Army’s Chinar Corps is holding a Youth Mela where famous singer Lucky Ali will perform.

Need task force for Chenab valley’s growth: MLC

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

KISHTWAR: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Firdous Tak has demanded immediate constitution of a special task force to deal with development issues of far-off and remote areas of the Chenab valley.

J&K Bank apprises Guv of steps taken for expansion

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: Parvez Ahmed, chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, called on Governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhawan here today.

Jammu florists fail to meet demand for Diwali festivity

Jammu florists fail to meet demand for Diwali festivity

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: On the eve of Diwali, Jammu city, which is usually a major consumer of flowers on the festival, is failing to cater to the demand.

Slowdown due to DeMo, GST: Expert

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

SRINAGAR: A renowned Chandigarh-based economist, Sucha Singh Gill, delivered a lecture on “Slowdown in Economic Growth” at the Central University of Kashmir today.

DGP inaugurates flats for cops

DGP inaugurates flats for cops

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid today inaugurated a residential block at Gulshan Ground, Jammu.

Vohra urges students to work hard, utilise facilities

19 Oct 2017 | 12:42 AM

JAMMU: Governor NN Vohra inaugurated Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul Phase-II at Charan Paduka in Katra to provide residential accommodation to students pursuing the ‘Shastri Course’ and their teachers or the ‘acharyas’.

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