Kishtwar

  • J&K: Two arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year old in Kishtwar June 11, 2014

    Jammu: Two people have been arrested for allegedly gangraping a 13-year-old girl in Kishtwar. The minor was allegedly abducted by two youth when she had stepped out of her home. They took her to an isolated spot and raped her. According to district officials, the incident took place on Monday...
  • J&K: Five men gangrape woman in a forest, police issue lookout notice November 29, 2013

    Srinagar: In another incident of crime against women, a woman was allegedly gangraped by five men deep inside a forest in Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir. The woman was allegedly raped when she had gone there to collect firewood. The matter was brought to the notice of police when the lady...
  • One-month extension to commission probing Kishtwar clashes September 28, 2013

    A one-month extension has been given by the Jammu and Kashmir government to the one-man commission probing Kishtwar communal clashes which left three persons dead and dozens others injured last month. As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department in Srinagar, the government has extended the time for submission...
  • Kishtwar riots an ISI bid at ethnic cleansing: Defence expert September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The August 9 riots at Kishtwar in Jammu, dubbed as 'communal', were actually another bid by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) at orchestrating ethnic cleansing in the northern Indian state, according to a senior defence expert. "Our estimate is that the ISI used the riots to get rid of the village...
  • Judicial probe into Kishtwar violence begins September 14, 2013

    A judicial probe ordered into the Aug 9 communal clashes in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town is set to begin on Saturday, a source said. Justice (retired) RC Gandhi "will operate from the tourist reception centre in Kishtwar town from Saturday", a source told IANS. Justice Gandhi will visit the places where...
  • Judicial probe into Kishtwar violence begins September 14, 2013

    A judicial probe ordered into the August 9 communal clashes in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town is set to begin on Saturday, a source said. Justice (retired) RC Gandhi "will operate from the tourist reception centre in Kishtwar town from today (Saturday)", a source told IANS. Justice Gandhi will visit the places...
  • CISF jawan killed, 7 injured in road mishap in Kishtwar September 7, 2013

    A CISF personnel was killed while seven others were injured on Saturday when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Dool area of the district. A vehicle of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was on its way to Kishtwar from Dool area when its driver lost...
  • Earthquake measuring 4.6 hits Doda, Kishtwar; no casualties September 6, 2013

    A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, shook Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning, but there were no reports of loss of life or damage to property. According to the MeT department, the quake hit the Doda and Kishtwar region at around 11.41...
  • 4.4 quake hits Doda, Kishtwar, no casualties reported September 3, 2013

    An earthquake of moderate intensity on Tuesday shook Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering panic among people. The quake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, jolted the region at 1:36 pm, Met officials said. The epicentre of the quake was 33 km north of Kishtwar and 75 km south...
  • No question of early Lok Sabha elections, says Azad August 31, 2013

    Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday ruled out early elections to Parliament and said it would be held as per its periodicity. "There is no question of early Lok Sabha elections... There are no grounds for it," Azad, the minister for Health and Family Welfare, told reporters in Jammu on...
  • Justice R C Gandhi to probe Kishtwar riots August 24, 2013

    The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed a one-man Commission of Inquiry by Justice (retired) R C Gandhi to probe the Kishtwar communal clashes on August 9 in which three persons died and dozens others were injured. "In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Jammu ~~amp;amp; Kashmir...
  • After 13 days of communal tension, curfew lifted in Kishtwar August 22, 2013

    Curfew was lifted on Wednesday in Kishtwar, 13 days after restrictions were imposed there following communal strife, as the situation was returning to normal. "In view of betterment of situation, curfew was lifted from noon in the town," District Magistrate, Kishtwar, Baseer Khan, said. There was no report of any untoward...
  • J&K: Curfew lifted from Kishtwar after 12 days of shutdown August 21, 2013

    Kishtwar: Curfew has been lifted from Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir after 12 days of shutdown. Meanwhile, The Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to file a report on the Kishtwar riots to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. This step of action has been considered in response to the...
  • Kishtwar: All-party delegation plans joint peace march with 2 communities August 21, 2013

    Although curfew continued for the 13th day on Wednesday in the hilly Kishtwar town of Jammu region, wracked by communal violence Aug 9, sources in the visiting all-party delegation held out hopes of a breakthrough in peace talks later in the day between the two communities. The all-party delegation, comprising representatives...
  • Kishtwar violence: J&K government likely to file a report in SC today August 21, 2013

    Kishtwar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to file a report on the Kishtwar riots to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. This step of action has been considered in response to the direction of the division bench seeking a detailed affidavit on the communal clashes in Kishtwar. The panel...
  • Stop communal forces in elections, says PM August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In a remark that could be seen as a direct hit on BJP and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday warned against the communal forces which 'need to be defeated' in the elections as they could divide the society. "India is a vast modern nation. Along with...
  • Curfew continues in Kishtwar, looted weapons found August 20, 2013

    Curfew continued for the 12th day on Tuesday in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said they have recovered nine guns looted from a gun-shop by rioters Aug 9. Curfew was relaxed for four hours Monday, during which the situation remained peaceful with no report of any untoward incident. Kishtwar District...
  • Schools, colleges reopen after 10-day closure in Jammu August 19, 2013

    All educational institutes in Jammu region reopened on Monday after a 10-day closure due to communal clashes in Kishtwar and subsequent imposition of curfew in several districts. All educational institutions including Jammu University reopened on Monday, a government spokesman said. The divisional administration, on August 9, had ordered closure of all...
  • Two moderate quakes hit Kishtwar-Doda region in J~~amp;amp;K August 19, 2013

    The quake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit the area around 5.22 am, a MeT official said. It was followed by another tremor of 3.9 magnitude at 8.48 am, they said, adding that a minor aftershock was also witnessed around 6.42 am. However, there was no immediate report of any...
  • Kishtwar violence: How good samaritans helped those stranded August 17, 2013

    Srinagar: The outbreak of communal violence and days of curfew in Kishtwar have thrown life out of gear. As smoke billowed out and rioters had a free day, many struggled to find a safe place. Jaipur resident Kallu Ram and Irshad Ahmad of Uttar Pradesh, who are friends and business...
  • Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir, normal life hit August 17, 2013

    Normal life in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and other major towns of the valley was partially affected on Saturday due to a shutdown called by separatists. Shops and other businesses and educational institutions were closed, but both public and private transport moved on several roads despite the shutdown. Government offices,...
  • J&K: Curfew continues in Kishtwar for the 9th day August 17, 2013

    Srinagar: The curfew continues for the ninth day on Saturday as Kishtwar struggles to return to normalcy. A ministerial team is expected to visit the town to meet those injured in the violence. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the...
  • No report on Bajrang Dal's involvement in Kishtwar clashes: Goswami August 17, 2013

    Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday ruled out receiving any report from Central Intelligence agencies about the involvement of Bajrang Dal activists in the recent communal clashes in Kishtwar district. "I don't any have knowledge about such report," Goswami said when asked whether Central Intelligence agencies sent a report...
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Kishtwar communal violence August 16, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged role of former state minister Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo in the communal clashes at Kishtwar. "The role of the local MLA, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo (former minister of state (MoS) for Home into the communal violence be probed...
  • Union Home Secretary reviews border situation along IB posts August 16, 2013

    Against the backdrop of escalating ceasefire violations by Pakistan and snipping incidents along the International Border, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday reviewed security situation in Jammu. Goswami, who was accompanied by senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), visited Border Out Posts (BoPs) along IB in R...
  • Union Home Secretary arrives in Kishtwar, curfew enters 8th day August 16, 2013

    Curfew continued for the eighth day on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town as union Home Secretary Anil Goswami arrived to review the law and order situation. The home secretary will also take stock of the situation on the international border. District Magistrate of Kishtwar Basheer Ahmad Khan told IANS that...
  • Ground report: Kishtwar still under curfew, Independence Day grim August 16, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has managed to end Kishtwar violence that broke out on Eid, but there are fears that political sparring could fan the flames again. Even as the nation celebrated Independence Day, BJP politicians in Kishtwar boycotted the flag-unfurling function. In Kishtwar, it was a grim...
  • Mobile Internet services resume in Kashmir Valley August 15, 2013

    Srinagar: Much to the relief of over 30 lakh subscribers, mobile Internet services were restored in the Kashmir valley on Thursday after remaining suspended for four days as a precautionary measure after the communal clashes in Kishtwar district. The services were snapped on Sunday as rumours about death and destruction in...
  • We are treated as if we don't belong to India: Omar Abdullah August 15, 2013

    Pained by the criticism over the communal violence in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday demanded to know why Kashmiris were treated differently. After taking the salute and hoisting the tricolour at the Bakshi Stadium amid tight security, Abdullah praised Kashmiris for not letting the communal trouble...
  • J&K: Why is attention given to Kishtwar violence, asks Omar August 15, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said this is not the first flare up and communal riots happen everywhere. His remarks in the wake of his government being targeted over Kishtwar violence in which three people lost their lives and curfew was imposed on many areas. He...