Kulgam

  • J&K: 6 rescued from flash floods in Kulgam district September 3, 2014

    Srinagar: The police and civil administration rescued six nomads in Aakran village of Kulgam district on Wednesday after a flash flood. The nomads were grazing their cattle in the area when the floods hit. Fourteen people are still said to be stranded. The police deployed rubber boats for the rescue. Meanwhile, the Army...
  • J&K: Protests errupt after student's body found in suspicious circumstances July 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Protests erupted in South Kashmir's Kulgam district after a teenager who was missing since last Tuesday was found dead on Wednesday morning by residents, an official said in Kulgam. Yawar Amin Ganaie, a class 10 student, was found dead in Raekhama village of Shopian this morning, police said. As the...
  • Territorial army soldier shot dead by militants July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a territorial army soldier on Wednesday outside his house in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmad Mattu, a soldier of 162 Territorial Army battalion, was shot at and critically injured by the militants as soon as he stepped out of his house at LaramGanjipora,...
  • J&K: Snow continues to create havoc, 11 people killed in avalanche March 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Eleven people have been killed due to avalanche in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. While five army men lost their lives in Kargil, 3 labourers have also been killed. Two people have been killed in Kulgam district, one woman died in a roof collapse in Shopian. Authorities have...
  • Curfew lifted from South Kashmir towns, except Shopian September 14, 2013

    Curfew was on Saturday lifted from parts of Kulgam and Pulwama districts, while it remained in force in Shopian township for third consecutive day following killing of five persons in firing by security forces. "The curfew has been lifted from everywhere except Shopian town, where it will continue," a police spokesman...
  • J&K: Curfew imposed in parts of Shopian, Kulgam districts September 8, 2013

    Curfew was imposed on Sunday in parts of Shopian and Kulgam districts of south Kashmir following killing of four persons in a firing incident on Saturday, police said. Curfew has been imposed in police station areas of Shopian, Zainapora and Kulgam as a precautionary measure, a police spokesman said. He said...
  • J&K: Woman dies of heart attack during raid by security forces February 18, 2013

    Srinagar: Protests broke out in south Kashmir's Kulgam area on Monday following death of a woman due to heart attack during a raid by security forces, police sources said. Nazira Begum (55), suffered a heart attack when a joint team of police and Army raided her house late on Sunday night,...
  • J&K: Women arrested without lady constables, locals protest January 21, 2013

    Srinagar: Locals in south Kashmir's Kulgam district took to the streets on Monday after a police team allegedly raided a house and arrested four family members, including two women, without the presence of any women constables. The family alleged that they were beaten up by the police while they were being...
  • J&K: Police team to evacuate residents of avalanche prone area January 18, 2013

    Srinagar: Authorities on Friday dispatched a police team to evacuate residents of avalanche prone area of Waltengu Nad in Kulgam district. Though the area is avalanche prone, local residents are hesitant to shift during the winter, police spokesman said. "A team of 30 Constables has been dispatched to shift and...
  • J&K: Two Lashkar militants, policeman killed in gunbattle December 24, 2012

    Srinagar: Two LashkareTaiba militants and a policeman were killed in a fierce gunbattle between ultras and security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Monday, police said. The gunfight erupted in Dodhipora village, some 75km from Srinagar, when a joint team of police and Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation...
  • J&K: Suspected LeT terrorist killed in encounter November 14, 2012

    Srinagar: A fierce gun battle between security forces and militants in Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir ended late on Tuesday night. One suspected LashkareToiba terrorist was killed. He was later identified as Showkat Ahmad Tak, a resident of Panzgam. The police said he was wanted in the murder case of...
  • J&K: Woman abducted, held captive for over 12 hrs November 11, 2012

    Srinagar: Police in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district are on the lookout for four youths who allegedly abducted a 25yearold woman and kept her captive for nearly 12 hours. Meanwhile, protests were held in the Shopian district after the victim was rescued on Saturday night. She was found in an unconscious...
  • J&K: Three terrorists arrested for threatening sarpanchs October 23, 2012

    Srinagar: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists have been arrested from Kulgam in Kashmir for allegedly threatening village sarpanchs. They were being questioned for further role in spreading panic among sarpanchs in south Kashmir. Kashmir saw a flurry of protests by sarpanchs in September 2012. The sarpanchs demanded gun licenses to protect themselves...
  • J&K: Terrorist killed in encounter with Army August 29, 2012

    Kulgam: A fierce encounter is on between suspected terrorists and a joint team of the Indian Army and the police in Kulgam area of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter began early on Wednesday morning. The police say they have killed one terrorist. The encounter is still on. ...
  • Militants kill informer's kin in cold blood in J-K August 23, 2010

    Four militants shot dead a woman and her 19-year-old daughter in Nandmarg village in Kulgam in Kashmir, because they were suspected to have been related to a police informer. ...
  • Snowfall in Kashmir gets life to a standstill February 7, 2008

    Srinagar: It's been snowing continuously for the last 48 hours in Jammu and Kashmir. While most villages in South Kashmir are under nearly six feet of snow and hundreds of people are stranded, with essential goods running out fast, Amritsar and Delhi are also witnessing a prolonged winter. French businessman, Sylvain...
  • Mosque hostage drama ends, all militants knocked down December 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The third and the last militant who was holed up inside the mosque in Kulgam in South Kashmir has been killed, after the security personnel shot him dead early this morning. He was among the three militants from the Hizbul Mujahideen who had held five civilians hostage since...