Sumir Kaul

‘Kral Koor’ attempts to revive age-old pottery in Kashmir with Bengaluru touch

‘Kral Koor’ attempts to revive age-old pottery in Kashmir with Bengaluru touch

Srinagar: Saima Shafi is a civil engineer in the Public Works Department of Jammu and Kashmir but she is better known as ‘Kral Koor’, Kashmiri for ‘potter girl’ in the Valley and online. She is doing the task of bringing a centuries-old tradition back to modern Kashmiri kitchens — use of earthen utensils — thanks […]

 Sumir Kaul

Shopian encounter: Police charge sheet says Army captain, 2 others attempted to destroy evidence

Shopian encounter: Police charge sheet says Army captain, 2 others attempted to destroy evidence

Shopian: The Army captain involved in the fake encounter in Kashmir’s Shopian district last July and two other civilian accused haven’t provided any information about the source of weapons planted on the three slain youths and had also attempted to destroy the evidence, a police charge sheet said. Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong […]

 Sumir Kaul

Mobile phones ring in remotest villages of border district of Kupwara

Mobile phones ring in remotest villages of border district of Kupwara

Kupwara: Two decades after the launch of mobile telephony in Jammu and Kashmir, cell towers have been erected in three remote villages in Kupwara district giving cellular connectivity and hope for a better future to about 10,000 locals. The three villages — Machil, Dudi and Posh Wari — are located just 100 to 160 kms […]

 Sumir Kaul

Army completes SoV in Shopian encounter

Army completes SoV in Shopian encounter

Srinagar: The Army has completed the Summary of Evidence against two of its men involved in July’s Amshipura encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian district in which three civilians were killed and a possible court martial could take place after completion of formalities, officials said. General Officer in Command of the strategically located XV Corps Lt […]

 Sumir Kaul

Farooq Abdullah calls for restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, pins hopes on SC

Farooq Abdullah calls for restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, pins hopes on SC

New Delhi: As the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status is set to complete one year on August 5, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday called for restoration of its statehood and hoped the Supreme Court would render justice by striking down the repeal of Article 370 provisions. In his first media interview […]

 Sumir Kaul

CB submits supplementary charge sheet in Kathua rape-n-murder case

CB submits supplementary charge sheet in Kathua rape-n-murder case

“Sedatives overdose left victim incapacitated to resist rape, murder”

Jammu/Pathankot: The eight-year-old girl from Kathua, who was gang-raped and killed, was overdosed with a cocktail of sedatives through her captivity, “rendering her incapacitated” to resist sexual assault and murder, states the supplementary charge sheet filed by Jammu and Kashmir’s Crime Branch today. The charge sheet filed in the Pathankot sessions court sums up the […]

 Sumir Kaul

Disclosing name of witnesses a security concern: Police to court

Disclosing name of witnesses a security concern: Police to court

Kathua rape-n-murder case…

“The defence lawyers misleading public by giving out wrong information” Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch today told the district and sessions judge at Pathankot in Punjab, where trial is being held in a case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, that the names of witnesses should not be disclosed in advance […]

 Sumir Kaul

Statements by ‘Alpha’, ‘Charlie’, ‘Gama’ hold key in funding case

Statements by ‘Alpha’, ‘Charlie’, ‘Gama’ hold key in funding case

New Delhi, Mar 25  Confessional statements by ‘Charlie’, ‘Romeo’, ‘Alpha’ and five others are expected to be key evidence in the charge sheet filed in a court by the National Investigation Agency against 12 people, including Lashker-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, for “funding anti-national activities” in the Kashmir Valley. The NIA, while submitting the charge-sheet in […]