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28 May, 2017 10:30 PM Tech-savvy militant is new Hizbul commander in Kashmir

A day after the killing of Sabzar Bhat, Hizbul Mujahideen identified Riyaz Naikoo as its new commander in Kashmir. Tech-savvy Naikoo is considered a moderate among the hardline Hizbul militants, and speaks contrary to the deposed Hizb commander Zakir Musa. He favours a secular society in the valley. SRINAGAR: A day after the killing of Sabzar Bhat, Hizbul 30

28 May, 2017 4:54 PM Valley tense after killing of Hizb militant

Thousands of mourners gathered on Sunday at the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, who was killed in an encounter in Tral on Saturday, amid anti-India sloganeering by militants. There were also fresh incidents of stone-throwing in parts of the Valley, despite curfew-like restrictions. Militants raised anti-India and pro-Islam slogans 26

28 May, 2017 3:14 PM Valley tense after Wani’s successor’s killing

Thousands of mourners on Sunday gathered at the funeral of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, who was killed in an encounter in Tral on Saturday, amid anti-India sloganeering by militants. There were also fresh incidents of stone-pelting in parts of the Valley, despite curfew-like restrictions. Bhat, whose body was handed over to the family 41

28 May, 2017 1:36 PM Hizbul terrorist killing: Kashmir still tense, but situation under control

SRINAGAR: The situation in Kashmir remained tense but under control with authorities imposing curfew-like restrictions in most parts of the valley on Sunday, fearing that the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Bhat would spark trouble in the state. Barring a few incidents of stone-pelting in Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Sopore, the situation 20

28 May, 2017 1:24 PM Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said relief operations had intensified following a break in the monsoon rains, with medical teams reinforcing hospitals in affected districts. The official death toll had climbed to 151 with 111 people still listed as missing, Senaratne said. COLOMBO: Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million 28

28 May, 2017 9:55 AM 800 Kashmiri Youths Appear For Army Exam Amid Unrest

Srinagar: Nearly 800 Kashmiri youths on Sunday appeared in the common entrance exam for selection of junior commissioned officers and other ranks in the Army amid unrest in the Valley following the killing of militant Sabzar Bhat. "Defying bandh call from various inimical factions, 799 candidates appeared in the common entrance examination held at Pattan 20

28 May, 2017 9:03 AM Sabzar Bhat killing: Curfew-like restrictions imposed in Kashmir

Restrictions imposed in many parts of Kashmir to maintain law and order, separatists have called for a two-day shutdown to protest the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat and another militant Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir on Sunday imposed curfew-like restrictions in many parts of the valley to maintain law and order in view of the protests 23

28 May, 2017 9:03 AM Defying shutdown call, hundreds of Kashmiri youth appear for Army exam

NEW DELHI: A day after Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Bhat was killed, hundreds of Kashmiri youth on Sunday participated in the Army recruitment examination amid separatists' shutdown call. "Despite the situation here, we decided to go for the recruitment rally to give opportunity to the youth to serve Army," an army official said, adding the recruitment 24

28 May, 2017 7:40 AM J&K: Infiltration attempt by Pakistan in Poonch foiled, one intruder killed

The body of one intruder was recovered as the Indian Army foiled another infiltration attempt by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch area on Sunday. "One intruder from PoK successfully killed in an ambush at about 0230 hours yesterday night on LoC in KG Sector, body of intruder recovered," said Lt Col Manish Mehta Defense Spokesperson in a statement 21

28 May, 2017 6:50 AM Infiltration Bid Stopped, Intruder Killed In Jammu And Kashmir's Poonch, Says Army

Jammu: The army today shot dead an intruder along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector, a defence official said. "Alert troops of the army noticed suspicious movement on the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector around 2.30 am," Defence Ministry spokeman, Lieutenant Colonel, Manish Mehta told news agency IANS. Curfew has been imposed 21