BARAMULLA

  • Assembly elections: Jammu & Kashmir records 58 per cent polling in third phase December 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 58 per cent polling in the third phase of elections held on Tuesday, just days after serial terror attacks claimed the lives of 11 security personnel and two civilians. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and three of his cabinet colleagues are among 144 candidates whose fate...
  • J&K polls: NC candidate stokes controversy, calls boycott of polls 'democratic' December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference candidate from Baramulla assembly constituency Ghulam Hassan Rahi has stoked a controversy by saying the calls for boycott of elections in the state is part of a "democratic" process. "This is a democracy. Those calling for boycott also have their role," he said when asked to comment...
  • J&K: Foreigners terrorists who attacked Army fortification in Uri were heavily armed December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: The group of six foreign terrorists who attacked an Army fortification in Uri sector of Jammu & Kashmir early on Friday morning were well equipped and heavily armed. After a gun battle that killed all the six terrorists, the Army seized six AK rifles with 55 Magazines, two...
  • J&K: One killed, four injured in grenade attack in Baramulla July 26, 2014

    Srinagar: As the nation commemorates 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas, a policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir early on Saturday, police said. "Around 02:30 am, terrorists hurled a grenade and fired at a police party near main...
  • Snapshot: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station seen from space July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the UdhampurKatra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the 292 kilometre UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25 km stretch...
  • 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 UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • J&K: PM Modi to flag off train to Katra, an engineering marvel July 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from the holy town of Katra on Friday. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of 292 kilometer UdhampurSrinagarBaramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25...
  • J&K voters beaten up, stripped for ignoring election boycott call May 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Voters in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir were allegedly thrashed, stripped and labelled as traitors for not heeding to the boycott call by stonepelters. They were allegedly assaulted for going ahead and casting their votes for the Lok Sabha elections. A middleaged man from Kupwara was allegedly caned and later...
  • J&K: Grenade attack on a polling booth in Baramulla May 7, 2014

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed violence as a grenade attack was reported on a polling booth in Pahlan Pattan, Baramulla, in which a CRPF personnel was injured. Massive stone pelting was also reported in Baramullah and Sopore. ...
  • J&K: Blast near polling booth in Baramulla, posters warn voters May 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Tension gripped the Watergam area of Baramulla district on Tuesday when an explosive planted in a school near a polling booth went off in the wee hours this morning. Some minor damage was caused to the school but police and the Army have now cordoned off the village. The police are...
  • J&K: 2014 elections bring hope for the youth in Baramulla constituency May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The winds of change are being sensed by the people in the Baramulla constituency of Jammu and Kashmir. The region which was long gripped by terrorism and unrest is now looking for a change this election. Lolab valley in Baramulla is notorious for being an infiltration route and...
  • J&K: 4 men abduct, gangrape 13yearold girl in Baramulla January 17, 2014

    Srinagar: In a shocking incident four men allegedly abducted and gangraped a 13yearold girl in North Kashmir's Baramulla district. A man allegedly called the girl on some pretext and abducted her after giving her some food item laced with intoxicants. According to the girl, the man than took her to...
  • Machchil Fake encounter: Court martial against 2 officers, 4 Army men December 25, 2013

    Srinagar: The Army has ordered disciplinary proceedings against two officers including a Colonel and a Major as well as four others for their alleged involvement in the 2010 Machchil fake encounter case that had triggered a two monthlong agitation in the Kashmir Valley. Sources said those who will face proceedings...
  • J&K: 2 CRPF personnel killed in terrorist attack in Anantnag November 7, 2013

    Srinagar: Two CRPF personnel were killed in a militant attack in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir. The atack took place at a CRPF patrol party in the evening at Awantipore, South Kashmir on the national highway. Police sources said prima facie it appears that the two terrorists came on...
  • J&K: 22yearold man shot dead by terrorists September 25, 2013

    Terrorists shot dead a 22yearold man in Sopore township of Baramulla district near Srinagar, police said on Wednesday. The ultras dragged Mohammad Iqbal Khan out of his house in Bomai village of Sopore town, 55 kms from Srinagar, on Tuesday night and shot at him from close range, police said. Khan died...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists kill man in Baramulla September 25, 2013

    Srinagar: A group of terrorists killed a youth in Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday, police said. Two terrorists wielding AK47 rifles barged into a house in Cherihar (in Sopore) forest area village around 11 pm on Tuesday, and started shooting Muhammad Iqbal Khan, 22, at point blank range, a senior police...
  • Hurriyat Conference leader found dead on roadside in Baramulla September 12, 2013

    A separatist leader belonging to moderate Hurriyat Conference was found dead on Thursday on a roadside in Baramulla district of Kashmir. Abdul Rashid Sofi alias Gazi, a member of Hurriyat constituent People's League, was found dead with an injury on his head this morning on Nowpora-Kreeri road in Baramulla. Sofi had gone...
  • LeT chief coordinator arrested in Kashmir September 10, 2013

    Manzoor alias Shamas Baba, the chief coordinator of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), has been arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Manzoor was arrested in a joint operation by the army and state police on Monday, Naresh Vij, spokesman of the army's Srinagar-based Chinar Corps,...
  • 21 injured as bus overturns on Srinagar-Baramulla highway September 9, 2013

    At least 21 passengers were injured when a private mini bus turned turtle on Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, police said on Monday. The mishap took place on Sunday evening when the driver lost control of the bus near Mirgund, 15 kms from Srinagar, resulting in injuries to 21 persons on board, a...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK August 3, 2013

    Cocaine with street value of Rs 10 crore was seized on Friday from a truck returning from PakistanoccupiedKashmir in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Acting on a specific input, police intercepted the truck bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir and driven by Abdul Ahad Ganie of Mawar Handwara on...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Man sets son on fire, attempts suicide June 29, 2013

    Srinagar: A fatherson duo suffered severe burn injuries after the man allegedly set himself and the child on fire in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Parvez Ahmad Dar set himself and his fiveyearold son, Sahil, ablaze after sprinkling kerosene at their house in Dooru village of Tangmarg, 45 kms from...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: LeT operative arrested in Baramulla May 19, 2013

    Srinagar: A LashkereToiba (LeT) operative, who was allegedly managing finances for the Pakistanbased militant outfit in north Kashmir s Baramulla district was arrested on Sunday, the police said. Mudasir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Naseem Bagh, Sopore, had been working for LeT for a long time, was arrested for his...
  • Baramulla firing: Curfew continues in Kashmir Valley March 7, 2013

    Srinagar: Kashmir observed a shutdown for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday even as authorities continued curfew in several parts of the Valley to prevent deterioration of law and order in the wake of killing of a youth allegedly in Army firing in Baramulla. "Curfew remains in force in eight...
  • News 360: PM flays BJP, says growth was faster under UPA March 6, 2013

    The PM tore into the main opposition party on Wednesday, criticising its India Shining campaign and saying that UPA had achieved higher growth than the NDA. ...
  • J&K: Police assault doctors on duty citing violation of curfew March 6, 2013

    Srinagar: The doctors and paramedical staff at a government hospital in Srinagar were beaten up the the police for reportedly violating the curfew. The doctors said they were merely attending to duty. However, the police said they had violated the curfew. A curfew has been clamped down in several parts of...
  • Baramulla firing: Inquiry is on, justice will prevail, says Maj Gen Khandare March 6, 2013

    A 25-year-old protester in Baramulla was allegedly shot dead by the Army. "A time bound inquiry is on. We are doing it. If there is any lapse, as per the tradition of the Army, justice shall prevail," said Major General VG Khandare. ...
  • Baramulla firing: PDP walks out of J&K Assembly again March 6, 2013

    Srinagar: It was another day of chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday as the Opposition PDP walked out over the Baramulla firing issue in which a 25-year-old protestor was killed. The PDP boycotted the state budget over the issue saying Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was incapable of...
  • Baramulla firing: Curfew imposed in tense parts of Valley March 6, 2013

    Srinagar: In the wake of a youth's death on Tuesday in the north Kashmir town of Baramulla after security forces opened fire, authorities imposed curfew in many areas across the Valley on Wednesday. "Curfew has been imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, SR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Zadibal police stations areas...
  • Baramulla firing: Police file FIR against Army March 6, 2013

    Srinagar: Tension is on the rise in Jammu and Kashmir over the killing of a 25-year-old protester in Baramulla allegedly by the Army. The Army has denied it, but the police have filed an FIR against the unit in Baramulla. A curfew has been clamped in 10 police station areas in...
  • Baramulla firing: Situation tense in Kashmir March 6, 2013

    Srinagar: Army on Tuesday night ordered a time-bound Court of Inquiry into the firing incident in Baramulla district of Kashmir in which a youth was killed and 4 others injured. The Opposition PDP is likely to move adjournment motion in the state Assembly to discuss the Baramulla firing incident. The...