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Rape accused attacks police with grenade, cop injured
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SRINAGAR, Dec 18: A police constable was injured when a person accused of rape hurled grenade towards the police party when the latter approached him for summon execution today. Superintendent of Police (SP) Kupwara said that constable Ghulam Hassan of Dragmulla police post was injured when a person accused of rape hurled a grenade towards the police party. Ghulam Qadir Dar, resident of Bumhama, Kupwara was accused of rape and an FIR was registered in the year 2011 with number 367 under section 376, 511, 425. The Kupwara court asked the SHO Kupwara to execute the court order related to the case. Reports said a police constable for executing the court order reached the residence of Ghulam Qadir. As the police appeared near Qadir’s door, he hurled a grenade towards the police due to whi...
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Vote for PDP: APSCC
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SRINAGAR, Dec 18: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has asked the people of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri going to polls on December 20 to vote for PDP so that a stable government led by the party assumes power in the state. In a statement APSCC chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina said an experienced politician like Mufti Mohammad Sayeed understands the problems of the state. Raina said that Mufti can apply balm to the wounds of the people. "The people of the state are facing numerous problems more so after the devastating flood of September. The present government has failed to mitigate problems and this can be done by a stable government of PDP," said Raina. The APSCC chairman said that since coalition governments in the state have failed in the past it would be prudent to giv...
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Minor murdered in South Kashmir
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SRINAGAR, Dec 18: Panic gripped in Aungmatipora area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district when locals recovered the dead body of a 4th standard student. Police sources told CNS that the 10 years old student had apparently died due to a head injury. “It seems someone has hit his head with a heavy stone,” police said. Station House Officer Mattan Anantnag identified the deceased student as Abdul Rouf Naik son of Muhammad Shafi a resident of Nagam Kokarnag. “Rouf along with his family had arrived at Aungmatipora to inquire about the health of his aunt on Wednesday. He had gone to a nearby playfield along with the children of the locality. Family members along with locals searched for him after he did not return to home and unfortunately found he dead body at a Nursery,” the police officer s...
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PIL on preservation of water bodies
HC to initiate contempt proceedings against encroachers
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SRNAGAR, Dec 18: The High Court has asked the state government to inform it about encroachers who create impediments in removal of encroachments on Padshahi Bagh canal so that contempt proceedings are initiated accordingly. As the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking preservationof Padshahi Bagh canal, one of the oldest systems irrigating fields in Ganderbal and Srinagar districts came up for hearing, a division bench of the High Court comprising of Justice M H Attar and Justice B L Bhat asked the government to furnish the names of encroachers who resist removal of encroachments so that contempt proceedings are initiated against them. On November 24, the Court had asked the state government to remove all encroachments in and around river Jhelum. The court had also asked chief engine...
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Militant killed in encounter: Army
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SRINAGAR, Dec 18: Army and police claimed to have killed a militant in an encounter in Kupwara today. Police said that after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in Sulkote area, merely one kilometer away from the district headquarters, army personnel from 41 RR and a special team of SOG Kupwara cordoned off the area on Wednesday night. “Nobody was allowed to leave the village soon after the cordon was laid around. During early hours as the government forces started search operation, a militant hiding in a residential house attacked searching party with AK-47 rifle, resulting in an injury to an army jawan,” a police official said and added that bullet hit an army jawan but he according to him is out of danger. He said that the exchange of fire between the hiding militant and...
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Searches in Poonch after suspicious movements
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MENDHAR/POONCH, Dec 17: In the wake of gruesome Peshawar attack killing 132 students of Army School and final phase of Assembly elections in Jammu, security forces are on high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Reports from Mendhar said that troops of 38 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Poonch police launched a search operation along the LoC in Sangiot area of Mendhar. Official sources said that acting upon specific information regarding movement of some suspected armed persons near the LoC, troops of 38 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Poonch police launched a joint search operation at 12 noon. The searches continued till 4 Pm with no contact with any armed person. It is notable to mention here that similar inputs also p...
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Attack on Azad depicts Omar’s frustration: Cong
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SRINAGAR, Dec 17: Responding to the statement made by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah against Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress party Wednesday said that Omar owed his stature to Azad. In a statement released today, the state Congress said that without the consent of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar would have never dreamt of being the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. “Had Azad Sahib not been there, Omar would have never dreamt of being MLA of Ganderbal, not to speak of being the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement read. The statement added that the scathing attack on Azad spoke of Omar’s frustration as his party was losing ground in all the constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during an election rally at Rajouri had accused Azad of fuelin...
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Patwari in Vigilance Net
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SRINAGAR, Dec 16: The Vigilance Organization Tuesday caught red handed a revenue official while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from a complainant. The accused Patwari of Dangam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district has been identified as one Abdul Hai Lone, a resident of Nowgam, Shopian The complainant Farooq Ahmad Wani of Aliyalpora, Shopian lodged a written complaint with Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir, stating therein that he has asked Patwari Halqa Dangam Shopian to mutate (family settlement) a chunk of orchard land measuring 13 kanal and 6 marlas situated at Kuchdoora, Shopian in his favour. The said Patwari in turn demanded bribe of Rs. 5000 from the complainant for the purpose. Since the complainant was against paying of bribe and has arranged ...
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BJP’s hope to win Habbakal seat gone
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SRINAGAR, Dec 14: With 21.01 poll percentage in Habbakadal assembly constituency, BJP today lost the last hope of winning even a single seat in Kashmir Valley. As per election authorities only 2817 migrants Pandits voted today for Habbakadal constituency. BJP was banking on migrant votes in case of total boycott in Habbakadal to make its candidate Manohar Koul victorious. The BJP factor led to the increase in polling percentage in the constituency. They were voting in favour of National Conference (NC) candidate Shamima Firdous and PDP candidate Zafar Meraj. Even the Lok Jan Shakti party candidate Sanjay Saraf too got his share of votes. NC is expecting to win the seat but PDP too has not lost hopes. In 2008, polls Shamima had bagged the seat. But in 2002 an independent Raman Matoo had...
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Zero polling at Mahind
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SRINAGAR, Dec 14: While Anantnag district witnessed good turnout, the two polling stations at Mahind recorded zero polling. Not a single voter turned up the two polling stations set up in the village. In last Lok Sabha polls also, no votes were cast at Mahind, which is said to be having the influence of Jamat-e-islami....
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Protest by family of Asiya, Neelofar in Shopian
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SRINAGAR, Dec 14: A protest in support of justice was today held by the family members of Asiya and Neelofar in Shopian today. Asiya and Neelofar were allegedly raped and murdered in 2009 and their bodies were recovered from a rivulert. The state government claimed that they were drowned. However, the family and people of Shopian allege that they raped and murdered by men in uniform. Today Shakeel Ahmad Ahangar, husband of Neelofar and brother of asiya, along with other family members staged a dharna in support of the demand for justice. They said their struggle will continue despite the hurdles being created by government. Shopian assembly constituency went to polls today....
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Geelani hails Srinagarities for ‘boycotting’ polls
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SRINAGAR, Dec 14: The Huriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday hailed people of Srinagar for boycotting 4th phase of polls, saying development carries least importance in ‘occupation’. He said people of Srinagar deserve kudos for ‘boycotting the sham’ elections and that the slogans of development are unimportant when forces rule the roost in any region. Geelani said that the main objective for the people must be to strive for their birth right and that the voting plays the vital role in undermining and deviating the attention of any nation from their main objective. “People must be appreciated for boycotting the elections. Polls in no way are going to resolve the issues of people. Only faces change and nothing else on ground. We have to remember that our main objective is...
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