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Shopain: Burglars decamped with cash from an ATM of State bank of India near 4-Way in Shopian district of south Kashmir, officials said on Monday. They said that thieves also looted six shops—two at Old Bus Stand, adjacent to 4-Way; two near Batho Chowk and three others at Gole Chakri area. A police officer confirming the burglaries told news agency GNS that unidentified persons broke open the machine of SBI at 4-Way during the night.…

‘Two hand grenades and ammunition recovered’ Srinagar: Seven militant associates of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen were arrested in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Saturday. https://twitter.com/KashmirPolice/status/1370594389903347715?s=20 Official sources said that during a Naka search seven militant associates were arrested with arms and ammunition. A case Fir no 40/2021 U/S 7/25 Arms Act 18,20,13,33,38 ULAP act has been registered against the arrested persons in police station Shopian. They have been identified as Samiullah chopan, son of Farooq Ahmad…

Srinagar: After crows, pigeons have been found dead in parts on Srinagar on Thursday. Nodal officer for Avian influenza in J&K Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Shah said that some pigeons have been found dead in Chattabal and Pandreathan area of Srinagar on Thursday. He said that crows were also found dead in Shopian, Budgam and other parts of valley on Thursday as well. He added that samples of both crows and pigeons have been taken and…

Shopian: The cases of Avian Influenza (H5N8), popularly known as Bird Flu have been reported among dead crows in Wadipora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. An official said that some dead crows were found few days before in the village, following which, their samples were taken, which were tested positive. District Magistrate Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishyal has issued necessary precautions to prevent spread of infection to the poultry birds. “ICAR-NISHAD (OIE Reference Laboratory for…

Shopian: A Government School building was gutted in a fire mishap at Amarbugh village of Imamsahib in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday evening. According to locals, the massive fire broke out this evening at Government School building Amarbugh following which they called officials and tried to douse off fire. They said that the school building was severely damaged till the fire was doused by fire tenders with the help of local youth. They said…

Shopian: Four members of a single-family were found unconscious on early Saturday morning in south Kashmir’s Shopian district after which they were shifted to hospital for treatment. An official told news agency KNO that Javaid Ahmed Thoker, son of Mohd Iqbal Thoker, his wife and two minor children were found unconscious at their residence in Nussipora Audoora in Keegam area of Shopian district. Accordingly, locals called Shopian police for the help who evacuated them to…

Srinagar: A ‘lull’ prevailed after a brief exchange of gunfire between militants and armed forces personnel in Kanigam village of Imamsahib belt in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday. A senior police officer told news agency KNO that after the initial exchange of fire, a search operation was launched in the area. “After the initial contact, no fresh contact has been established yet,” he said. He said the initial exchange took place in nearby orchards…

Srinagar: Army on Thursday said that the process of recording “summary of evidence” regarding the killing of three Rajouri youth in an alleged “fake encounter” in Amshipora, Shopian on July 18 this year has been completed. “The process of recording the ‘summary of evidence’ has been completed. The same is being examined by the concerned authorities in consultation with legal advisors for proceeding further,” said the Srinagar based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia in a…

Shopian: A girl from south Kashmir who has represented Jammu and Kashmir for 13 years in cricket, is now training over 40 aspiring cricketers to help them in making their mark at the national level. Lone Summayah, a resident of Kachdoora belt of Shopian district who has pursued a diploma in sports coaching from Asia’s largest sports Institute in Patiala besides BPE, BPEd and MPEd, has switched to coaching to support young cricketers of Jammu…

In the searing summer of 2018 when the “unholy alliance” disintegrated and ushered in an era of New Delhi’s direct control in Jammu and Kashmir, a 12-year-old arrived in Srinagar’s Press Colony with a poetic campaign for her captive father. Her wait ended when Sarjan Barkati, the ‘Azadi Chacha’ and ‘pied piper’ of 2016 civilian protests recently returned home after four years of incarceration. Beaming over the festive footfall in her tiny home—a dusky dwelling…