8 civilians injured in Baramulla grenade explosion

Eight civilians were injuries in a grenade attack by suspected militants on an army convoy in this district on Monday, police said. A police official said the grenade aimed at an army convoy missed the target and exploded on the road causing injuries to eight civilians. The injured have been identified as Muhammad Yousuf Khan, Muhammad Afroz Ganaie, Abdul Samad, Iqra Nazir, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Tariq Ahmad Chopan, Muhammad Ayoub Zahoor Ahmad Lone and Ishtiyaq Ahmad. The injured were shifted to a Primary Health Centre and Baramulla District Hospital wherefrom…

LG visits Ganderbal, reviews developmental scenario

Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha visited Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Tuesday and reviewed developmental scenario in the district, besides taking stock of COVID19 management. Sources told Greater Kashmir that the LG chaired a high level meeting of officers at mini secretariat Ganderbal. Advisor to the LG Baseer Ahmed Khan, Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar besides several senior officers of civil and police administration were present during the meeting. The LG e-inaugurated some developmental projects as well. During the meeting, the DDC…

Pandemic threatens peace, risks new conflicts: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones. The UN chief told a Security Council meeting on the challenge of sustaining peace during the pandemic that his March 23 call for an immediate cease-fire in conflicts around the world to tackle the coronavirus led a number of warring parties to take steps to de-escalate and stop fighting. “Yet, regrettably, in many instances, the pandemic did not move the…

Alleged Shopian fake encounter | DNA samples of families collected in Rajouri

The DNA samples of family members of three boys of Rajouri who are missing post July 18 Shopian encounter were collected in Government Medical College and Associated Hospital Rajouri by a police investigation team from Kashmir’s Shopian district. Three boys, Mohammad Imtiyaz and Ibrar Ahmed, both resident of Kathuni mohalla of Dharsakri village of Rajouri and Mohammad Ibrar resident of Tarkassi village of Rajouri, left their homes for working as laborers in Kashmir’s Shopian and went out of contact with their families after July 17 late evening. Missing reports have…

Restriction re-imposed in Budgam for 5 days

The administration here on Tuesday ordered re-imposition of lockdown for five days starting amid rise the corona cases in the district. District Magistrate, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, in an order issued today, asked SSP Budgam, SDMs, Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and SHOs to ensure strict implementation of the restrictions. “All shops and business establishments falling within the peripheries of Charar-i- Sharief, Chadoora, Magam, BK Pora, Narbal, Beerwah, Chattergam, Nagam, Khansahib shall remain closed for the next five days,” reads the order. It says all types of public transport, intra-district movement of private…

Militants hurled grenade at panch’s residence in Tral

Suspected militants on Monday hurled a grenade at the residence of a panch in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources told that the militants hurled a grenade on house of the panch Bupinder Singh in Diver village of Tral. The grenade exploded outside his house without causing any harm to life or property, they said. A police officer confirmed the attack to and said that investigations have been started into the incident. “There was no damage to either life or properly,” the officer added.

Pilgrims in Makkah perform final Hajj rituals

Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid Al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage and celebrations. Around 1,000 pilgrims made their final journey to the Jamarat wall to stone the three pillars, before heading to Makkah to perform prayers at the Grand Mosque and complete their hajj. Pilgrims arrived in Muzdalifah last night to rest after spending the day in Arafat where they had…

DGP tells security forces to remain alert in ensuing fortnight

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Thursday directed security forces to remain alert during ensuing fortnight so that the religious festivals as well as the I-Day celebration pass off peacefully, a police handout said. Chairing a high-level security meeting here, the DGP, according to the statement, said that “there will be provocations by the anti national and anti social elements during this period and as such all the personnel deployed on nakas, on operations, on static guards and other deployments need to be briefed on regular basis.” While complementing…

3 militant ‘sympathizers’ arrested from North Kashmir

  Bandipora, July 28 :  Police have claimed that it arrested three militant sympathizers from North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. A police official told  that these 3 youths were working for militants and providing them logistic support in carrying out militant attacks. The police official identified these three youth as  Abrar Gulzar of Bagh Bandipora, Muhammad Waqar of Chittay Banday and Muneer Ahmed of Koil Muqam Bandipora. An FIR vide number 74/2020 under section 16, 18, 39 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act was registered in this regard at police station Bandipora. Police…

Amid Covid pandemic markets abuzz with shoppers

  Srinagar, July 29 : Amid Covid-19 pandemic markets in interiors in length and breadth of Kashmir are abuzz with shoppers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Kashmir on Saturday and the government has already eased out restrictions though there are strict orders that only those shops that sell essential items will remain open. “We are confused with this government order. What essential items are, we don’t understand. Children demand new clothes ahead of every Eid so we should be allowed to carry our business these days,” said the…