Policeman killed in weapon snatching bid in Budgam

Policeman killed in weapon snatching bid in Budgam

A policeman was killed after cops foiled a weapon snatching bid of militants on the guard post in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. A police spokesman said militants today attempted to force their entry inside a Guard post at...
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Hurriyat (G) leader Yousuf Rather shot dead in Budgam

Hurriyat (G) leader Yousuf Rather shot dead in Budgam

Unidentified gunmen shot dead Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Mohammad Yousuf Rather (Nadeem) in Charangam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday . Police sources said unknown gunmen fired towards Rather at Charangam area in the evening when he w...
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Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in Budgam

Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in Budgam

Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in overnight encounter with security forces in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The terrorists were eliminaed in a joint operation conducted by the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and ...
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40 Schools designated as polling stations damaged during bypoll in Budgam

40 Schools designated as polling stations damaged during bypoll in Budgam

More than 35 schools were damaged by protesters in Budgam district during the Srinagar parliamentary bypoll on April 9. Chief Education Officer (CEO), Budgam, Inderjeet Sharma said 35-40 schools, where polling stations were set up, were damaged by protesters o...
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Budgam turns from responsive electoral pocket to epicentre of defiance

Ever since the electoral politics regained ground in Kashmir after 1996, seven years after the outbreak of armed insurgency, the central Kashmir’s Budgam district was one of the most receptive pockets in Kashmir for the democratic process. For every election...
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In Budgam segments, people side with boycott ‘In memory of martyrs’

As the news about two killings in Charar-i-Sharief area spread in area by late afternoon, more people including women and young girls came out to protest. At Aripanthan in Beerwah area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, the polling staff sat...
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37 Electric transformers damaged by forces in Budgam since unrest

The officials, wishing anonymity, said the forces “intentionally attacked the transformers with bullets and tear gas shells.” At least 37 electric transformers have been damaged allegedly by the forces during clashes in this district in the last three mont...
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Aripanthan Victims recount Horror ‘It was a planned Massacre’

Aripanthan Victims recount Horror ‘It was a planned Massacre’

After three unsuccessful night raids, police and CRPF men rained bullets on civilians in Aripathan No protest or stone pelting was going on in the area when cops fired on people: Witness Police and CRPF men also barged into houses...
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Govt orders probe into Humhama land grabbing issue

Govt orders probe into Humhama land grabbing issue

Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into allegations of land grabbing at Humhama in the outskirts of the city here. The inquiry was ordered after MLCs in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, cutting across party lines, created...
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Four terrorists barge into BJP leader’s house, snatch AK 56 from security guard

Four terrorists barge into BJP leader’s house, snatch AK 56 from security guard

The suspected terrorists are still on the run. Four suspected terrorists reportedly entered inside Jammu and Kashmir BJP leader Ghulam Mohamad Chopan’s house in Budgam on Tuesday and snatched an AK 56 rifle from his personal security guard. According to....
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