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Everything you need to know about Kupwara: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Kupwara: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Weatherman forecasts cold week for Kashmir

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday.

'Kashmiris subjected to forced labour for 12 years'

April 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) A legislator of the Jammu and Kashmir Saturday alleged that people in north Kashmir had been subjected to forced labour for 12 years by the security forces.

The danger of Pakistan sponsored terrorism will persist, despite Zardari's visit

April 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): With notoriety comes a celebrity status; a good example of this adage is the international celebrity status that Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the head of the Pakistan based international terrorist organisation Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), has attained after the US put a $10 Million bounty on his head. The bounty has greatly elevated his stature and placed him in the exalted league of Al Qaeda's Ayman al Zawahiri and Taliban's Mullah Omar.

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Separatist shutdown affects life in Srinagar

April 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Life across Srinagar and other towns of Kashmir Valley were affected Saturday by a shutdown called by hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the conviction of Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai by a US court last month, police said.

Three guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight

April 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Srinagar, April 5 (IANS) Three separatist guerrillas were killed in a gunfight between the guerrillas and the security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district that continued till late Thursday.

Rural Kashmir still in dark ages

April 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Kupwara, Apr 5 (ANI): Development of Indian cities in the recent past has been quite an eye-opener for the world. The world looks at India with pride today, be it in the medical, social, economical or cultural fields.

Five LeT guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfights

March 28, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas were killed in two separate gunfights with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district Wednesday, police said.

Women in rural Kashmir are forced to quit education early

March 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Kupwara, Mar 2 (ANI): Holding my graduation degree firmly, I felt proud that I have become more than just "being educated". Becoming the first educated women in the family to make it to graduation was indeed a cause for me to celebrate and rejoice the promises of a bright future.

Women in rural Kashmir are forced to quit education early

March 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Kupwara, Mar 2 (ANI): Holding my graduation degree firmly, I felt proud that I have become more than just "being educated". Becoming the first educated women in the family to make it to graduation was indeed a cause for me to celebrate and rejoice the promises of a bright future.

Buried under the snow, how long?

February 16, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Srinagar, Feb 16 (ANI): It is February and still freezing. The entire winter season this year was characterized by cold waves especially in North India that claimed several lives. The heavy snowfall disrupted normal life with water pipes freezing and roads blocked in several parts of the country. And Jammu and Kashmir was coldest among all northern Indian states.

Keep promises, establish health centres in Kashmir

February 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Kupwara Feb 6 (ANI): Never judge a book by its cover, beauty too, has a dark side, goes the old adage. Located amid the lush forests of Fir and Deodar, Kupwara town in north Kashmir is blessed with sheer natural beauty offering soothe to the eyes and to the heart. The landscape has a salubrious air of calm and peace. But it pales in comparison to its neighboring town of Varmul (Baramullah), a relatively more beautiful township.

Keep promises, establish health centres in Kashmir

February 6, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Kupwara Feb 6 (ANI): Never judge a book by its cover, beauty too, has a dark side, goes the old adage. Located amid the lush forests of Fir and Deodar, Kupwara town in north Kashmir is blessed with sheer natural beauty offering soothe to the eyes and to the heart. The landscape has a salubrious air of calm and peace. But it pales in comparison to its neighboring town of Varmul (Baramullah), a relatively more beautiful township.

'Trafficking' in women, takes different forms

January 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Srinagar, Jan 17 (ANI): Watching the marriage preparations of her elder sister in a surreal daze, Mansoora Bano couldn't believe the sight of her beautifully decorated house which, till two days ago, was a mute spectator to the family's battle of existence in a small village of Hugli, West Bengal.

'Trafficking' in women, takes different forms

January 17, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Srinagar, Jan 17 (ANI): Watching the marriage preparations of her elder sister in a surreal daze, Mansoora Bano couldn't believe the sight of her beautifully decorated house which, till two days ago, was a mute spectator to the family's battle of existence in a small village of Hugli, West Bengal.

Kashmir's school-buildings also need nurturing

November 19, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Kupwara Nov 19 (ANI): Worry lines mark the face of mothers as they wave to their little children leaving for school. It is another serene morning in the Lolab Valley, its captivating tree-lined landscape covered in mist, the silence broken only by the sound of streams gurgling down the snow capped mountains, merging into the river that flows through villages in the neighborhood.

Omar Abdullah demands partial revocation of AFSPA from J-K

November 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM

Jammu, Nov. 9 (ANI): Ahead of his crucial meeting with the Unified Command to discuss the contentious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday demanded the revocation of the anti-militancy law from peaceful areas of the state.

Army run schools in Jammu and Kashmir providing the gift of education to children

October 26, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Srinagar, Oct 26 (ANI): Under the 'sadbhavana' programme of the Indian Army many schools have been constructed in the rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Redoubled vigil has deterred infiltration in Kashmir: General Hasnain

October 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Kupwara, Oct 12 (ANI): General Officer Commanding of Indian Army's XV Corps, Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain has said that a stern vigil is being maintained along the Line of Control (LoC), which has deterred infiltration bids by militants from across the border into the Kashmir Valley.

J-K villagers demand reconstruction of ruined arterial road in border region

October 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Tithwal, (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 9 (ANI): Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Tithwal village, which is 190 kilometers from Srinagar, on Sunday demanded the reconstruction of a ruined arterial road, as they have to face a lot of difficulties.

Helicopters to be deployed in Naxal affected areas, discloses Chidambaram

September 30, 2011 at 6:57 PM

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here today that six MI-17 helicopters would be hired on wet lease for anti naxal operations.

Five LeT militants, three troopers killed in J-K gun battle

September 28, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Srinagar, Sep 28 (ANI): At least five militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and three security officials, including an army official and two policemen, were killed in a gun battle in the dense forest in Kralpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District.

Winds of change in Jammu and Kashmir

September 25, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Sopore, Sep 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir seems to be on the threshold of change. A change that reflects both the aspirations of the people from the ground as well as the focus of the government - better governance. The winds of change can be captured in the term 'Panchayati Raj'.

Army confirms seizing arms from Kupwara militant hideout

September 16, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Srinagar, Sep.16 (ANI): A senior army official has confirmed the seizure of a large cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District.

J-K Government organises agricultural fair for farmers

September 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Tangdhar (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep.14 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government organised a 'Kisan Mela' (Farmer Fair) in the border area of Tangdhar for the first time on Tuesday.

Removing the 'dard' from Dardpura

September 11, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Kupwara, Sep 11 (ANI): Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has in a recent interview held forth on keeping the developmental aspirations of the Kashmiri people apart from their political aspirations. The recently held Panchayati Raj elections do seems to be a pointer to this line of reasoning.

Salamat wadi in Kupwara wants a School building

August 18, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Kupwara, Aug 18 (ANI): Salamat wadi is really a quaint little village tucked away in Karalpura block in the border district of Kupwara in Kashmir. I chanced upon this in my travels in this region which is in focus for strategic reasons but very little is in known about how people live, what their problems are and their aspirations for development.

People of Kashmir have spoken, heed the message

July 19, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Kupwara, July 19 (ANI): The massive turnout in the recently concluded Panchayati Raj elections in J and K is not only a reiteration of the belief in participatory democracy in the troubled region but equally a message to all the forces that have been opposing the strengthening of the process and institutions.

Kupwara encounter: Woman hostage rescued

July 15, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Srinagar, July 15 (ANI): Army officials on Friday rescued a woman held hostage by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District.

The human fall-out of border tensions

July 4, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Srinagar, July 4 (ANI): "Before the fatal accident of 2002, I used to trade in warm clothes and shawls in Sar Hind Shareef, Punjab. When I returned to my village in 2002, as usual, I took my cattle to graze in the nearby forest. It was 4 o'clock in the evening. My daughter Jameela was accompanying me. I felt something beneath my feet. Before I could realize anything, a huge blast threw me off. All I could feel was intense pain, blacking out with the impact."

Social group gives free of cost treatment to specially-abled people in J-K

May 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Srinagar, May 29(ANI): A non-government organization in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, has been helping specially-abled children and adults for over 10 years by providing free of cost treatment.

The 'thirsty' areas of Kashmir

May 18, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Kupwara, May 18 (ANI): "I have to walk one and half kilometer everyday to bring water from the spring. I keep the loaded pot on my head because of which I am losing my hair and my head and eyes continuously pain. What should I care the most, my headache or quenching thirst of my family members, their survival?"

Panchayat polls began in Kashmir

April 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Srinagar, Apr 13 (ANI): Polling is underway for the first phase of the multi-phased panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

GREF employee dies in Kupwara

November 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Srinagar, Nov.1 (ANI): R. Chander Shekhar, a General Reserve Engineering Forces (GREF) employee 109 RCC died at unit lines at Tikker in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday.

Chidambaram reviews security in Kashmir's Baramulla town

November 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Srinagar, Nov 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday visited Baramulla town in north Kashmir on Sunday to review the security situation there.

Curfew clamped in parts of Kashmir Valley

October 29, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Srinagar, Oct 29 (ANI): Curfew was imposed in some areas of Srinagar and parts of Kupwara and Banidpora Districts as authorities apprehended protests after Friday prayers.

Defence Minister Antony orders reprobe into Captain Kohli death

September 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM

New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday assured the family of Shaurya Chakra awardee Captain Sumit Kohli, who died under mysterious circumstances four years ago in Kupwara, of a reprobe into his death.

Defence Minister Antony orders reprobe into Captain Kohli death

September 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM

New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday assured the family of Shaurya Chakra awardee Captain Sumit Kohli, who died under mysterious circumstances four years ago in Kupwara, of a reprobe into his death.

Seven militants killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir

September 6, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Srinagar, Sep. 6 (ANI): Seven militants were killed in two different encounters with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir' Gurez sector and Kupwara sector on Monday.

Captain Sumit Kohli's mother meets Defence Minister

August 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): Veena Kohli, the mother of Shaurya Chakra awardee Captain Sumit Kohli, who died under mysterious circumstances four years ago in Kupwara, met Defence Minister AK Antony here today and appealed him to deliver justice to the family, as she believes her son was murdered at the army residential complex in Jammu and Kashmir by his fellow officers.

Police arrest wanted stone pelter in Kupwara

August 17, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Srinagar, Aug.17 (ANI): Police in Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir arrested a wanted stone pelter on Tuesday while raiding a house in Trehgam area.

Militant killed in Kupwara district of Jammu-Kashmir

August 15, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Srinagar, Aug.15 (ANI): A militant was killed on Saturday night during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Mirwaiz Farooq rejects Manmohan Singh's plan to create more jobs

August 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Srinagar, Aug 14 (ANI): Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has rejected the economic and employment package recently announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Kashmir violence: Omar Abdullah to chair security meet today

August 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Srinagar, Aug 14 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will chair the high-level meeting on Saturday to take stock of the situation.

Omar cancels unified command meet to protest civilian deaths in J-K

August 13, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Srinagar/Kupwara/ Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 13 (ANI): ammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah cancelled the unified command meeting to protest against the civilian deaths in the valley on Friday.

Two killed in police firing in Kashmir Valley(Lead: Kupwara)

August 13, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Kupwara/ Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 13 (ANI): At least two persons were killed and several others injured in firing by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and Baramulla Districts on Friday.

Fresh violence rocks Kashmir Valley, one killed

August 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Kupwara (J-K), Aug 13 (ANI): One person was killed and several others were injured in firing by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District on Friday.

Kashmir violence: Geelani appeals for peace

August 5, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Srinagar, Aug 5 (ANI): Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has made an appeal for peace in the Kashmir Valley asking people not to resort to violence by burning public property.

Tension continues to prevail in Kashmir Valley

August 3, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Srinagar, Aug 3 (ANI): The situation in the Kashmir Valley continues to be tense, even as an indefinite curfew is on in all major towns across the Valley for fifth consecutive day.

Two militants killed in Kupwara gun battle

July 22, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), July 22 (ANI): At least two militants were killed in a gun battle with secuirty forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District on Wednesday night.

Family, friends bid tearful adieu to Col. Sood

June 24, 2010 at 7:40 PM

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Indian Army officer, Colonel Neeraj Sood, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Kashmir on Tuesday night, cremated with full military honours here on Thursday.

Security forces seize solar missiles in Kashmir

June 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Kupwara (J-K), June 3 (ANI): Security forces have seized solar missiles in the Kashmir Valley.

Army Chief feels infiltration continues due to repeated attempts made by militants

March 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said on Tuesday that militants become successful in infiltrating into the Indian side of the Line of Control because of their continued attempts.

Indian Army sounds terror alert in J-K

March 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Srinagar, Mar 29 (ANI): The Indian Army on Monday sounded a terror alert, claiming that as many as 400 infiltrators are attempting to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir.

Security forces killed 49 militants this year in J-K

March 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Srinagar, Mar 28 (ANI): The Indian security forces eliminated 49 militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the year 2010, said Brigadier Gurmeet Singh, Commander of 15 Cops, here on Sunday.

8000 Jammu and Kashmir youth to be trained at ITIs across country: R.S. Chib

March 23, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Jammu, March 23 (ANI): On the directives of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment will train 8000 youth from Jammu and Kashmir in various job-oriented trades in various ITIs across the country, said J-K Govt on Tuesday.

A Centre for disability but more of a centre of hope

March 10, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Srinagar, March 10 (ANI): 'She Hope Disability Centre' in Srinagar has been offering physiotherapy and corrective surgery, as well as hearing aids and low-cost prosthetic legs. Since 2001 the latter has been pioneered by Mobility Equipment Needs of the Displaced, MEND, a New Zealand-based charity.

Gujjars, Bakerwals allege dilution of ST status, demand implementation of Mandal Commissio

January 20, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Jammu, Jan.20 (ANI): Gujjars and Bakerwals took out a cultural march with their cattle here on Wednesday to press their demand for implementation of the Mandal Commission report and to stop the Jammu and Kashmir Government from giving Schedule Tribe status (ST) to Pahari-speaking people.

Army foils another infiltration bid in J-K

November 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Srinagar, Nov 17 (ANI): The army on Tuesday foiled another infiltration bid by killing a terrorist and arresting another in the Tanghdar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior security officer dies in Kashmir landmine blast

November 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Srinagar, Nov 16(ANI): A senior security officer was killed on Monday when his jeep ran over a landmine near the India-Pakistan border, police said.

Two soldiers killed in Kashmir

November 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Srinagar, Nov 16 (ANI): Two soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid by militants from across the border in Keran sector in Kupwara district on Kashmir Valley early on Monday.

Two soldiers killed in Kashmir

November 16, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Srinagar, Nov 16 (ANI): Two soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid by militants from across the border in Keran sector in Kupwara district on Kashmir Valley early on Monday.

Kashmir's premier hill resort Gulmarg receives season's first snowfall

November 10, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Gulmarg, Nov 10 (ANI): Season's first snowfall in Kashmir's premier hill resort Gulmarg brought cheers to tourists on Monday.

One militant killed in Sopore encounter (Lead: Sopore encounter)

October 31, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.31 (ANI): One of the two militants engaging security forces in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore District has been killed, a television report said.

Security forces battle militants in Sopore

October 31, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.31 (ANI): Security forces are engaged in a gun battle with two militants who are housed in a residential complex in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore District.

Infiltration bid foiled, two militants killed in Kupwara

October 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Kupwara, Oct 30 (ANI): Two militants were killed when army troops foiled an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday.

Four militants killed in J-K encounters

October 7, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Srinagar, Oct 7 (ANI): Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir gunned down at least four militants, including a top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander in two separate gun battles on Wednesday.

Manhunt launched for nine terrorists in Kashmir's Pampore region

October 7, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Pampore (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.7 (ANI): A red alert has been sounded across in Jammu and Kashmir for the nine or ten militants engaging security forces in forests near the Pampore region of the state.

Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter

October 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Kupwara (J-K), Oct 7 (ANI): Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district this morning.

Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

September 20, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 20(ANI): Security forces on Sunday killed two militants at Kachihama Douban in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district following a fierce gun battle between the security forces and militants.

Potable water shortage hits villagers in Kashmir

September 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Kupwara (J-K), Sep 4 (ANI): Facing acute shortage of potable water, the villagers are forced to drink polluted water in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Cricket fever in Kashmir

September 3, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Srinagar, Sep 3 (ANI): Cricket fever has gripped the youth in Kashmir Valley as scores of them have turned out for the Ranji trophy selection camp in Srinagar.

Army foils infiltration bid near LoC; two militants killed

August 23, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Srinagar, Aug 23 (ANI): Indian Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid by a group of heavily armed militants and killed two of them in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir at Sonapindi near the Line of Control.

Two militants killed in Kupwara encounter

August 22, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Kupwara, Aug 22 (ANI): At least two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district on Saturday.

Army officers Mohit Sharma, Sreeram Kumar get Ashok Chakra

August 14, 2009 at 4:18 PM

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): Major Mohit Sharma and Major D. Sreeram Kumar have been awarded with the country's highest peace time gallantry award Ashok Chakra.

Army officers Mohit Sharma, Srikumar get Ashok Chakra posthumously

August 13, 2009 at 4:46 PM

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The Government on Thursday decided to honour Major Mohit Sharma and Major D.Srikumar with the country's highest peacetime gallantry award the Ashok Chakra.

9 militants killed during six encounters in Jammu and Kashmir

August 5, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Srinagar, Aug.5 (ANI): Security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir killed nine militants including a Hizbul Mujahideen commander till Wednesday evening during six separate encounters which started near Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday.

Four militants killed in J and K

August 2, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Kupwara, Aug 2 (ANI): At least four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday.

Pakistani militants arrested in Kashmir

July 13, 2009 at 1:23 PM

Srinagar, July 13 (ANI): Security forces arrested two militants of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group, who planned to blow up a dam in Kashmir.

Govt. should adopt "zero-tolerance" towards terrorism: Modi

June 11, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Ahmedabad, June 11 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the government should adopt 'zero tolerance" towards terrorism.

Govt. should adopt "zero-tolerance" towards terrorism: Modi

June 11, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Ahmedabad, June 11 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the government should adopt 'zero tolerance" towards terrorism.

Army Major among five killed in J-K encounter

June 8, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Srinagar, June 8 (ANI): Three militants and two security personnel, including an army major were killed on Monday as security forces foiled a major infiltration bid and intensified anti-militant drive near the LoC in Kupwara, Jammu and Kasmir.

Special police officer killed in Kashmir

May 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas shot dead a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town Sunday and a local politician, who witnessed the crime, suffered a heart attack and died, police said.

Infiltration bid foiled, three militants killed in Kashmir

May 22, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Three militants were killed Friday when army troops foiled an infiltration bid in the Tangdhar sector at the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, officials said.

Over 40 percent voting in Baramulla, 55 in Ladakh

May 14, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Baramulla, May 13 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic voters came out in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla constituency Wednesday to exercise their franchise despite a boycott call by separatists and threats from militant groups.

Over 33 percent voter turnout in Kashmir's Baramulla

May 14, 2009 at 10:20 AM

Baramulla, May 13 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic voters came out in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla constituency Wednesday to exercise their democratic right despite a boycott call by separatists and threats from militant groups.

Over 25 percent voting in Kashmir's Baramulla

May 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM

Baramulla, May 13 (IANS) Over 25 percent voting was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla constituency until 1 p.m. Wednesday after a slow start early in the day despite a boycott call by separatists and threats from militant groups.

Over 16 percent voting in Jammu and Kashmir

May 14, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Baramulla, May 13 (IANS) Over 16 percent voting was recorded in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla and Ladakh constituencies until 11 a.m. Wednesday after a slow start early in the day amid a boycott call by separatists.

Third time, Kashmir rejects boycott call (Roundup)

November 30, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Kupwara/Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) The third phase of Jammu and Kashmir's staggered elections ended peacefully Sunday with some 62 percent of voters exercising their franchise to elect a new government, again defying Muslim separatists' calls for poll boycott.

Third phase voting ends in Kashmir

November 30, 2008 at 5:36 PM

Kupwara, Nov 30 (IANS) Voting ended peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir for the third round of assembly elections Sunday with tens of thousands taking part despite a winter chill and a boycott call by Muslim separatists.

Huge voter turnout in Kashmir's third phase polling

November 30, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Kupwara, Nov 30 (IANS) Braving freezing temperatures and ignoring Muslim separatists' boycott call once again, voters came out in large numbers in the Kashmir Valley to vote in the third round of the staggered assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday.

Brisk voting, long queues in Kashmir

November 30, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Kupwara, Nov 30 (IANS) People in large numbers queued up outside polling booths in five constituencies of the Kashmir Valley as the third round of the staggered assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir was underway Sunday amid a winter chill and a boycott call by Muslim separatists.

98-year-old woman in Kashmir votes for change

November 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Handwara, Nov 30 (IANS) A 98-year-old woman, confident that her vote will help usher in change, stood in queue at a polling station in Handwara constituency in the third phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday.

Anti-election protests in Kashmir

November 30, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Kupwara, Nov 30 (IANS) Dozens of people, mostly women, Sunday took to the streets and shouted anti-election slogans in a village in Kupwara district during the third phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir.

Voting begins on dull note in Kashmir's Kupwara district

November 30, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 30 (IANS) Voting for the five assembly constituencies of Kupwara district in north Kashmir began on a dull note Sunday due to the cold weather.

Kashmir set for third round of elections amid tight security

November 29, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is set to vote in the third round of the staggered polls to the state legislative assembly, as voters in five constituencies in the Kashmir Valley will exercise their franchise Sunday amid tight security.

Jammu and Kashmir election factsheet

November 29, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Factsheet regarding third phase of assembly elections to 5 seats in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday:

`We will defeat terrorism and overcome poverty,' says Rahul Gandhi

November 29, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Udhampur (Jammu), Nov.29 (ANI): Asserting that the nation will defeat terrorism and at the same time will try to overcome the poverty, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that the terror attacks in Mumbai were aimed at dividing and scaring people.

Rahul asks Kashmiris to vote for progress, peace

November 28, 2008 at 6:23 PM

Udhampur, Nov 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi addressed his first public rally in Jammu and Kashmir Friday and urged voters to give a clear majority to his party to enable 'over-all development, peace and prosperity' and help fight terrorism.

Third phase Kashmir poll can throw up surprises (Curtain Raiser)

November 28, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Srinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Five constituencies of north Kashmir's Kupwara district go to polls Sunday in the third of the seven-phase assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir amid speculations that there will be surprise victories here.

Kashmiri women contesting poll to usher in change

November 28, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Srinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Five women among the 71 candidates in five assembly constituencies in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, which go to the polls on Nov 30, say they are contesting to usher in change.

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