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Ultras fire at troops in Shopian

Srinagar: Militants opened fire on security personnel in Shopian district on Wednesday, but no damage was caused, officials said. The ultras opened fire on a mobile check party of the police and CRPF at Imamsahib in Shopian around 3.20 pm, they said. There was no report of any casualty and the assailants managed to flee, taking advantage of the chaos. PTI

Farooq out of hospital

Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah was on Wednesday discharged from a Srinagar hospital where he was admitted last week as a precautionary measure after testing positive for Covid-19, officials said. He will, however, continue to remain in self-isolation at his residence for some time. He received his first dose of vaccine on March 2. PTI

Tanker falls into gorge, 2 die

Jammu: Two men were killed and two injured when an oil tanker skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said on Wednesday. The tanker was on its way to Dugga from Reasi. The deceased were identified as Mohinder Pal and Dhayaan Singh, both in early 20s. PTI

Woman, daughter charred

Jammu: A woman and her daughter were charred to death in a fire at their residence in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. Posha Devi (50) and Neetu Bala (25) were trapped inside their kutcha house in Manzgam-Tagood village in Chhatroo area when the fire broke out around 1 am, a police official said. PTI

Leopard captured in Doda

Jammu: A leopard was captured by the wildlife department on Wednesday after hectic efforts lasting over six hours in a village in Doda district. The leopard strayed into Pranoo village from nearby forest around 8.30 am and was noticed by some labourers working on construction of a road, officials said. PTI

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