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Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a person and recovered arms and ammunition from a vehicle in South Kashmir’s Kokernag area of Anantnag. Police sources told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that arms and ammunition were recovered from a Tata Sumo vehicle bearing registration number JK03B 0733 near Lohar Sinji Godal area of Kokernag “The seizure includes one grenade and fifteen AK rounds,” sources added. Sources identified the arrested driver as Waseem…

Srinagar: Unidentified armed robbers on Wednesday afternoon looted around two lakh cash from a bank and decamped with a 12-bore rifle of bank guard in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Sources told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that some unknown gunmen probably five in number as per eyewitness barged into the J&K Bank branch located in Chandapora area of the district, and decamped with two lakh cash besides a 12-bore rifle of bank security guard and…

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti knew arrested Hizbul Mujahideen militant Naveed Babu and had also spoken to him once, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed in a chargesheet filed in connection with the case related to arrested former DSP Davinder Singh. This is for the first time that name of Mufti has come up in any of the cases being probed by the…

Srinagar: The incessant rainfall for the last 48 hours has thrown life out of gear in the Valley even as the officials of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department said that there was no threat of floods in the Valley as the gauges are well below the alert mark. A top official of the Irrigation and Flood Control department told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that there is no flood threat, and the gauges…

Pulwama: Armed forces on Wednesday started a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in twin villages of South Kashmir’s Tral sub-district. Official sources said that 42 RR, 180 bn CRPF and police started the search operations after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the areas. The anti-militancy operations were going on in Laam and Bathnoor villages of Tral. Sources said that large number of forces have been deployed in these areas and door to…

Despite being hailed as ‘unsung heroes’, linemen of Kashmir power department are grappling with a low-pay, hazardous duty, and lack of post-trauma shock-absorbing system. The darkness he used to drive out with his dauntless duty has now engulfed his own life and liveliness. In the state of powerlessness, he flashes a beaming smile of being true to his role. But despite risking his own life to light peoples’ homes, the ex-linesman now finds himself as…

Srinagar: It was around 7 in the evening of March 20, when 17-year-old Saima (name changed) was returning home from pastures of Samba to feed her livestock. She was accompanied by her father, mother and her elder brother. The family was enjoying the evening ride along with their livestock until Saima was stopped by three unknown people who allegedly molested her and used racial slurs against her. After the intervention of her father and brother,…

Meant to celebrate the rebirth of nature, Nowruz marks the beginning of the Persian New Year. While the spring festival incidentally signifies the day when the sun crosses the celestial equator, the day celebrates the rejuvenation and renewal of life too. Historically a national festival of Iran, the day has a great traditional and cultural significance in the valley of Kashmir. Apart from observing the day as a mark of the onset of spring, Kashmiri…

Srinagar: Hours after District Magistrate Srinagar issued strict directions for adherence of Covid-19 related SOPs due to surge in positive cases, the SOPs went for a toss during a cultural programme organized by Tourism department in Badamwari area of Srinagar city. As per News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC), soon after its opening hundreds throng famous Badamwari garden located in Old city area of Srinagar without adhering Covid related SOPs, maximum people were seen roaming…

Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that the way to peace passes through Jammu Kashmir and that there is a need to reciprocate over the peace offer by Pakistan. Speaking to media men on the sidelines of the function at Kulgam, Mehbooba said that peace can’t prevail in Jammu and Kashmir until and unless the roads leading to Pakistan and the other side of Kashmir…