Last week’s heavy snowfall seems to have affected electioneering in Kashmir. South Kashmir’s Anantnag and the prestigious Srinagar constituencies go to polls on April 24 and April 30 in the five phased Lok Sabha polls in the state. The unexpected snowfall has hit the Valleyites hard. The assessment by the state government has put the death toll at 17 with around 2,000 houses being damaged. Water logging in the capital posed a huge challenge for the state ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Just as Kashmir valley was ready and waiting for a pleasant spring after a long and harsh winter, it seems to have been struck with heavy snowfall, throwing life completely out of gear. The snowfall that began early on Monday morning continued without any let up. Snow accumulated, varying from eight inches in capital Srinagar to over two feet in north Kashmir’s health resort of Gulmarg and in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam resort. Click NEXT to see more ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a first information report against Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan for alleged sexual assault after a complaint by a woman doctor. Police sources said that on the direction of a local court an FIR has been registered in the Shaheed Gunj police station against Khan, a Congress legislator from Rajouri. A complaint has been lodged by a doctor, who had accused the minister of sexual harassment. According to her, Khan summoned her to his cabin ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Omar meets PM, raises army decision in Pathribal encounter Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Three days before the area goes to polls, suspected militants gunned down three persons including a sarpanch, his son and a village headman in two adjoining villages of south Kashmir Tral in Pulwama district. A senior police officer said a village Sarpanch identified as Ghulam Nabi Mir and his son identified as Firdaus Mir were critically injured when militants fired at them from a close range near their home in Batgund village of Tral this evening. “The father-son duo ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Trucks detained on either side of the LoC following a drug haul from POK last month, on Wednesday, crossed over ending a month long standoff. “Yes, the 48 POK trucks which were held up at the trade facilitation centre at Salamabad left for Muzaffarabad this evening and have already crossed the Aman Setu bridge,” said Ghulam Ahmad Khawaja, deputy commissioner Baramulla. He said that the 27 trucks which were detained by POK authorities have also left for Salamabad and are ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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