Anantnag

  • Kashmir reeling under worst floods in six decades September 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmir was on Wednesday battling the worst floods in nearly six decades with four more people killed in the deluge that left a trail of devastation across the Valley, damaging roads, over two dozen bridges and standing crops worth hundreds of crores of rupees. Due to heavy rains since Wednesday,...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • J&K: IAF's MiG-21 crashes in Anantnag, pilot dead May 27, 2014

    Srinagar: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed near Mirhama, Bijbehara area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Pilot Raghu Bansi was killed in the crash. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident to investigate the cause. "The Pilot airborne from Srinagar was on a routine training...
  • Army Major, jawan killed in Shopian encounter April 25, 2014

    Srinagar: A Major and an army jawan were on Friday killed in a six-hour gun-battle with three terrorists holed up in a house in Shopian district of south Kashmir, an army spokesman said. The house in which the terrorists had taken shelter was blown up and a senior police officer said...
  • LS polls: Dismal voting in J&K, Pulwama records 6.32 pc turnout till 5 pm April 24, 2014

    Srinagar: At least 24 security personnel were injured in clashes during polling for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir on Thursday which recorded a voter turnout of 28 per cent. "The tentative voter turnout for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency is 28 per cent which is slightly up from 27 per cent recorded...
  • Election Yatra: Mehbooba Mufti takes on Mehboob Beig in Anantnag April 22, 2014

    The constituency of Anantnag goes to the polls on Thursday where PDP President is up against senior National Conference leader and sitting MP Mehboob Baig for the Lok Sabha seat. The constituency suffers from major development issues like poor power and water supply. ...
  • LS polls: Mehbooba Mufti files second set of nomination papers April 4, 2014

    Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday filed a second set of nomination papers for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir as a measure of "precaution" after some discrepancies were reported in her earlier nomination papers. "The PDP President filed a second set of nomination papers as a...
  • LS polls: Mehbooba Mufti, AAP nominee enter fray from Anantnag April 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti and Aam Aadmi Party candidate Tanveer Maqbool Dar on Tuesday filed their nominations for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir which will go to polls on April 17. Accompanied by party MLAs from south Kashmir, Mehbooba submitted her documents to Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag,...
  • J&K: Suspected terrorists fire at police, injure one November 15, 2013

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists shot at and critically injured a policeman in Anantnag town in South Kashmir, police said on Friday. The gunmen shot constable Abdul Rashid from close range at Janglat Mandi in Anantnag, the police said. The policeman has been referred to a hospital here in a critical condition as he...
  • J~~amp;amp;K: 23 injured after mini-bus overturns in Anantnag September 16, 2013

    About 23 people were injured when a bus turned turtle after hitting a road side tree in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The mini-bus overturned when the driver, Shaukat Ahmad Hajam, lost control of the vehicle near Ashmuqam, 68 kms from Srinagar, after hitting a tree, a police...
  • J&K: One protester killed in clashes with security forces in Shopian September 11, 2013

    Srinagar: One protester has been killed in clashes with security forces in Shopian after curfew was lifted for a few hours for the first time on Wednesday in the last 4 days. More than 100 people had asembled in Shopian to protest when the CRPF had to open fire to control...
  • Kashmir: Two civilians injured in firing between police, guerrillas August 28, 2013

    Two civilians were injured on Wednesday in south Kashmir's Pulwama district when guerrillas fired at a police party. A senior police officer told IANS that motorcycle-borne militants fired at a police party in Awantipora town of Pulwama district, 30 km from Srinagar. "Two civilians, including a woman identified as Sabina of Srinagar,...
  • Militants attack police patrol party in Anantnag, constable killed August 26, 2013

    A policeman was killed and a civilian injured when militants opened fire on a security patrol in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said. Unidentified militants opened fire on a police patrol party at village Khudwani, 62 kms from Srinagar around 1 PM on Monday, killing a cop -...
  • 3 officials suspended due to technical glitch at Omar's rally August 24, 2013

    Three officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Information department, including the Anantnag District Information Officer, were put under suspension after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah failed to address a rally in the district due to glitch in the public address system on Saturday. Anantnag District Information Officer Tanveer Ahmad and two other...
  • Anantnag: Police and locals clash after train runs over 2 people August 18, 2013

    Anantnag: Clashes between police and residents of Qazigund took place in Anantnag district on Saturday evening after two senior citizens were run over by a train at a railway crossing. Angry villagers turned violent after the mishap, angry villagers turned violent. The situation has been brought under control. Two persons were...
  • J&K: IB issues terror alert for Amarnath Yatra June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Amarnath Yatra beginning on June 28 is once against under the radar of terrorists. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Thursday issued a terror alert for Amarnath Yatra and advised forces to be extra vigilant. In the last one month, seven terrorists were intercepted and killed in Anantnag but...
  • J&K: Constable, four others injured in a grenade attack June 4, 2013

    Srinagar: A police head constable was among five persons who were injured on Tuesday when militants hurled a grenade at Army vehicles near Deputy Commissioner's office in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said. Militants lobbed the grenade at two stationary Army vehicles near Khanabal Chowk in Anantnag town, the police...
  • J&K: Teacher posts image of kids massaging his legs on FB, suspended May 14, 2013

    Srinagar: A government school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district has been suspended by authorities after he uploaded a picture of small school children massaging his legs on social networking website Facebook. Teacher Bashir Ahmad ran into trouble with the Anantnag district authorities after there was outrage on Facebook...
  • J&K: 9 school students killed as bus rolls down into gorge April 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Nine students were killed and twelve others injured when a school bus skidded off a mountain road and fell into a 500-feet gorge in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Thursday, official sources said. The mishap took place at Kandiwara near Kokernag, 70 kms from Srinagar, when the driver...
  • J&K: Protests in Kashmir over alleged custodial death March 27, 2013

    Anantnag: Protests broke out in Anantnag in Kashmir on Tuesday after a man was found dead under mysterious circumstances. The youth's family has alleged that he died in police custody and the victim had torture marks on his body. The police, however, claim that they had not arrested the youth. Opposition...
  • J&K: 46 houses gutted in fire in Pahalgam November 25, 2012

    Srinagar: Forty-six houses were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in the wee hours on Sunday at Pahalgam in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, official sources said. The fire broke out at around 2:30 am at Frislan, a peripheral village in Pahalgam, 100 km from here, and quickly engulfed...
  • Pathribal encounter: Army asks dead to depose October 8, 2012

    Srinagar: The Indian Army is under fire for summoning dead persons in the probe into the Pathribal encounter that took place in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir in March 2000. The families of the victims are shocked at the callousness. They demand that the trial court be shifted...
  • Cop beaten up by lawyers for harassing a female September 5, 2012

    Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir policeman, who was guarding a court complex in South Kashmir's Anantnag district, was beaten up by a group of lawyers on Tuesday. The constable was allegedly harassing a female lawyer. The policeman identified as Qaiser Ahmed has been admitted to a hospital. ...
  • J&K: 2 dead, 4 hurt in attack on tourist vehicle July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Two people were killed and four injured in a grenade attack on a tourist tempo in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The attack is being seen as an attempt to target tourists in the state. The incident took place in the Bijbehera area on Saturday afternoon. ...
  • Several people injured in J&K car bomb blast March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: A day of violence in Kashmir as a car bomb blast occurred on the national Highway in Bijbhera in Anantnag district on Thursday. Several people are reported to be injured. Reports say the car was parked near a security installation near a hospital. The explosion caused panic among...
  • Soldiers killed 5 in cold blood in J&K: CBI to SC March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday accused, in the apex court, Army personnel of killing five "innocent" people in cold blood in the wake of the killing of 36 Sikhs in Kashmir's Anantnag district in 2000. Appearing for the CBI, counsel Ashok Bhan made the charge before...
  • J&K: Angry mob set Army truck on fire in Anantnag March 11, 2012

    Anantnag: An angry mob on Saturday set ablaze an Army vehicle after a man was run over by it in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said. Twenty seven-year-old Yasir Ahmad Wani died on the spot when he was hit by a truck belonging to the security force near Khanabal in...
  • J&K student exposes his corrupt school principal March 5, 2012

    When a school student in Anantnag asked his principal for his certificates, he was in turn asked to pay a bribe. The student, Zubair, simply turned on his cell phone camera and turned Citizen Journalist. ...
  • Three train mishaps in 24 hours, over 20 injured November 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The country has seen three train accidents in less than 24 hours in which atleast seven people have been killed and over 22 others injured. While the first tragedy took place on Tuesday in which seven people were killed in a fire on the Howrah-Dehradun Express in Jharkhand,...
  • Clashes mar Eid celebrations in J&K November 7, 2011

    Srinagar: Eid festivities on Monday were marred in Kashmir Valley as clashes broke out between protesting youths and police soon after the congregational prayers concluded in Anantnag and Sopore towns, police said. Clashes broke out in Anantnag, 50 km from here, when police tried to prevent a large group of teenage...