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Kupwara: According to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, in view of active western disturbance and prediction of snow/rainfall, the people of the Kupwara district in general and people residing in the areas, like Keran, Karnah, Machil, Budnamal, Jumgund, Nowgam, Kumkadi and in the periphery of different Nallahs/rivers, prone to floods, sloppy areas of the district, in particular, are advised to refrain from venturing in avalanche-prone areas till the improvement of weather. In case of any urgency, the…

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Friday morning lobbed a grenade on armed forces near a Bus stand in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Quoting an unnamed police official, GNS reported that suspected militants hurled a grenade at a government forces vehicle near the Bus stand. However, the grenade didn’t explode. No damage to life or property has been reported, the official said. Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off to nab the assailants, the official added. (Syndicated…

Kupwara: The armies of India and Pakistan Monday afternoon exchanged gunfire along the line of control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation and targetted the posts of the Indian army. “The fire was heavily and effectively retaliated by own troops,” they said. They said that there were no immediate reports about injury or casualty. Meanwhile,…

Kupwara: A teenager died due to severe burn injuries, which she received during a cooking gas leakage incident, on Monday afternoon in Chakk Warnow area of this north Kashmir district. The girl, according to reports, was doing household chores when the incident took place. The girl, as per a family member, was immediately rushed to Sub-District Hospital Kupwara wherefrom she was referred to SKIMS Srinagar for further treatment. However, as per family member, the teenager…

Authorities at the DH Handwara allegedly denied Ambulance to them Kupwara: Braving the bone-chilling cold, people in Hangnikoot village of Villgam Handwara on Sunday morning carried a pregnant lady and a 90-year-old man on stretchers to a hospital, some seven kilometres from their residences. A woman (30) Reshma Begum developed some pregnancy-related complications in the morning after which her husband, Muneer Ahmad Daded sought help from neighbours and relatives in order take her to the…

Handwara: At least four shops were completely gutted in a fire incident at Wajhama Langate in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday, locals and officials said. They said that fire broke out in the shop of Mohammad Sultan Thoker at about 11:00 am this morning and engulfed three other shops in the vicinity. Later the fire tenders from Qalamabad along with locals controlled the flames from spreading further. A police official told…

Kupwara: A residential house was damaged in a fire incident that broke out on Friday afternoon in Muqam-i-Shahwali, Drugmulla locality of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that a residential house belonging to Mohammed Mukhtar Pir, son of Late Habibullah Pir, caught due to a leakage in a domestic gas heater. The enraging fire was later controlled by Fire and Emergency men with the help of locals. In the incident many household items have got…

Kupwara: As many as 22 shops were gutted in a midnight blaze at Lawoosa area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The shops in the shopping complex within the army brigade got damaged in the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday, officials said. The shop owners said that the fire broke out at around 11:00 pm and engulfed the whole shopping complex, damaging at least 22 shops belonging to civilians including the non-locals at Lawoosa in Nowgam. Manzoor…

Kupwara: An army officer and two other soldiers besides one more militant were killed in the ongoing gunfight along the Line of Control in Machil area of Kupwara district, official sources said on Sunday. The death toll has so far reached six in the fierce gun battle as a militant and a BSF trooper were killed earlier. “During search operation, one more militant was neutralized while in the process one officer identified as Lt. Aujla…

As winter power cuts have once again arrived to pester Kashmiris, Moori is living with no light after sunset. Despite ‘100% electrification’ claims, this is the plight of a village in northern Kashmir, where 300 persons have been left completely in dark to grapple with kerosene fumes and failing health. Despite living some thirty-odd summers of his life, Farooq Khan could never notice poetic sunsets in his postcard, yet perpetually dark, hometown called Moori —…