SHOPIAN

  • Assembly elections: overall 49 per cent polling registered in J&K December 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defying separatists' boycott call and chilly weather, voters came out in good numbers on Sunday to record a 49 per cent turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections that involved 18 seats. The polling in the four districts--Srinagar, Anantnag,...
  • Jammu and Kashmir elections: NC, PDP in a close contest in both Shopian and Wachi December 13, 2014

    Shopian: The twin constituencies of Shopian and Wachi will vote along with 16 other seats of Jammu and Kashmir in the fourth phase of Assembly elections on December 14. Situated in South Kashmir Valley, both the seats are in Shopian district which is famous for its apples and walnuts, and...
  • Security forces recover IED in J&K's Shopian district December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday found an improvised explosive device (IED) under a culvert in Shopian district of Kashmir, averting a major tragedy. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressed two election rallies in the district on Thursday and the spot where the IED was recovered was about seven kilometres...
  • Four terror strikes in less than 12 hours in Jammu and Kashmir; Uri, Srinagar, Shopian and Tral targeted December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: It has been a testing day for Jammu and Kashmir with four terror strikes in different parts of the state. In the first encounter that lasted for nearly 12 hours, security forces successfully killed all six terrorists who tried to enter an Army fortification in the Uri sector. However,...
  • J&K: PDP Sarpanch critically injured after being shot at by terrorists December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: In another daring attack, suspected militants shot at and critically injured a sarpanch, who had joined People's Democratic Party on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said. Shiraz Ahmad Bhat was critically injured after some militants shot at him in Shigan area of Shopian this evening, a police...
  • J&K: National Conference sarpanch shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Shopian November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: In an audacious attack, terrorists on Sunday shot dead sarpanch of the ruling National Conference in Shopian district of Kashmir near his residence. Mohammad Sultan Bhat was in his car when, about 500 metres from his residence in Nazneenpora in Shopian when the ultras stopped his vehicle and pumped bullets...
  • J&K polls: 195 candidates file nominations for 4th phase November 26, 2014

    Jammu: A total of 195 candidates have filed their nominations for the fourth phase of polls to be held in 18 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on December 14. As the deadline for the filing of nominations closed on Wednesday, a total of 195 candidates have filed their papers...
  • J&K: Major tragedy averted, IED defused in Shopian district October 31, 2014

    Srinagar: Security forces on Friday detected and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in south Kashmir's Shopian district weeks ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state, police said. The IED, weighing about five kilogrammes, was hidden inside a small LPG cylinder in an orchard near the Mughal Road, they...
  • Terrorists attack police party in Kashmir, six injured June 7, 2014

    Srinagar: At least six persons, including four policemen, were injured on Saturday after a police party was attacked by terrorists in Shopian district of Kashmir. A police team from District Police Lines was on a routine check to a minority guard picket in Bonpara village of Shopian when militants opened fire...
  • J&K: Shopian encounter ends, 2 Army personnel, 3 terrorists killed April 26, 2014

    Srinagar: A Major and an army jawan were killed in the encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Three terrorists were also killed in the encounter. "The gunfire stopped at 9.15 am. We believe all the militants have been killed," a senior police official said. He said at least two...
  • J&K: Army Major killed, two jawans injured in Shopian encounter April 26, 2014

    An Army Major has been killed along with two terrorists in the encounter which has been going on for more than 16 hours in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two jawans have also been injured in an ongoing encounter and one of them is in a critical condition. The...
  • Army Major, jawan killed in Shopian encounter April 25, 2014

    Srinagar: A Major and an army jawan were on Friday killed in a sixhour gunbattle 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...
  • J&K: Security forces kill three terrorists in Shopian April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Security forces killed three terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening. The army and the police had managed to trap the terrorists in a house following which a fierce encounter started. Police suspect the three terrorits were behind Thursday's attack in which a poll staff...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Terrorist killed in gunbattle with security forces in Shopian October 26, 2013

    An unidentified terrorist was killed when security forces opened fire to repulse an attack on their search party in Shopian district of Kashmir Valley on Saturday, police said. A group of terrorists opened fire on a joint search party of Police and Rashtriya Rifles near Zainapora, 60 kms from Srinagar this...
  • Uproar in J&K Assembly, NC wants House to summon Gen VK Singh over his allegations October 1, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly got off to a rocky start on Tuesday over a privilege motion against former Army chief General VK Singh. The motion moved by the National Conference (NC) wants the House to summon Gen VK Singh over his allegations that the Army pays state politicians. The...
  • Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir, curfew on in Shopian September 21, 2013

    Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley on Saturday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest the killing of five persons in CRPF firing in Shopian, where curfew continued for the ninth consecutive day. Shops, offices, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps were shut and public...
  • Separatist march to curfew-bound Shopian foiled, senior leaders under house arrest September 20, 2013

    The authorities placed senior leaders of the moderate Hurriyat group, including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, under house arrest on Friday to foil their bid to march to curfew-bound south Kashmir's Shopian town. Mirwaiz Umer had called for a march to the curfew-bound Shopian town by separatist leaders and activists on Friday. A crowd...
  • J~~amp;amp;K: Lawyers protest against human rights violations, work affected September 18, 2013

    Work in Jammu and Kashmir High Court and subordinate courts was affected on Wednesday as lawyers affiliated with Kashmir Bar Association stayed away from proceedings to protest against alleged human rights violations in the Valley. The work in the courts across Kashmir was hit by the strike call given by the...
  • J&K: Syed Ali Shah Geelani placed under house arrest September 18, 2013

    Top separatist leaders, including chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who had called for a march to UN Military Observers Group office was placed under house arrest by authorities in Srinagar to lodge protest against killing of five youths in Shopian. The other separatist leaders placed under house arrest...
  • J&K: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested, stopped from going to Shopian September 17, 2013

    Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested in Srinagar on Tuesday to restrain him from visiting Jammu and Kashmir's curfew bound Shopian town, police sources said. Police sources said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, was stopped from going to Shopian Tuesday in the afternoon. "Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has...
  • Curfew remains in force in Shopian district September 15, 2013

    Srinagar: Shopian district continued to remain under the curfew for the fourth consecutive day Sunday, while restrictions were imposed in other major towns of south Kashmir, following clashes after the killing of five persons in CRPF firing since September 7. "Shopian continues to be under curfew. Restrictions have also been imposed...
  • J&K: Two persons injured in stone-pelting incident September 14, 2013

    Two persons including an 11-year-old boy were injured on Saturday in stone-pelting by 'miscreants' in Bandipora district of Kashmir, police said. "An 11-year-old boy, Waheed Malik was seriously injured after getting hit in the eye by a stone pelted by miscreants at main market in Bandipora town, a police spokesman said. He...
  • 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...
  • Indefinite curfew in Shopian after man fatally shot dead by CRPF September 13, 2013

    Indefinite curfew was on Thursday imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian town in the wake of protests against the gunning down of a man on Wednesday, officials said. Residents said Muhammad Rafi Rather, a 28-year-old bus driver, was shot down by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel posted at...
  • J~~amp;amp;K govt orders inquiry into Shopian firing incidents September 12, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing incidents outside a CRPF camp in which left five persons dead over the past five days. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar said he has asked District Magistrate, Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat to conduct an inquiry into the circumstances...
  • Protests in Srinagar over Shopian killings, separatists call for Kashmir bandh September 12, 2013

    A youth was killed in clashes with security forces as fresh protests on Wednesday rocked Shopian in Kashmir, where CRPF firing on Saturday had claimed four lives. ...
  • J&K: 1 protestor killed in fresh clashes with CRPF, curfew re-imposed in Shopian September 12, 2013

    Srinagar: Protests broke out in Srinagar after a youth was killed in fresh clashes with security forces in Shopian in Kashmir, where CRPF firing on Saturday had claimed four lives. Curfew has been re-imposed in Shopian even as separatist leaders called for a Kashmir band. Rafiq Ahmad Rather was killed when CRPF...
  • J&K: Miscreants pelt stones at Sikh residences in Shopian September 11, 2013

    Miscreants pelted stones at the houses of some Sikh residents of Shopian town before being chased away by women in the locality, police said on Wednesday. Some troublemakers allegedly pelted stones at seven houses belonging to members of the Sikh community late Tuesday evening in Shopian town, damaging windowpanes, said a...
  • Police detain Mehbooba Mufti in Pulwama September 11, 2013

    Srinagar: Police Wednesday detained Opposition Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti as she was heading towards Shopian district where four people were killed in CRPF firing last week. "Mehbooba was taken into custody by police at Pulwama town," PDP chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar told PTI. He said the PDP president was going...