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A loose rock fell on people who were taking a bath in the waterfall. — Tribune photo

7 die, 31 hurt as rock falls on devotees at Reasi waterfall

16 Jul 2018 | 12:03 PM

JAMMU/KATRA: Seven persons were killed and 31 injured when a boulder fell on devotees taking a bath at the 100-foot-high Sihar Baba waterfall in Talwara area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday.

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Jammu/Katra, July 15

Seven persons were killed and 31 injured when a boulder fell on devotees taking a bath at the 100-foot-high Sihar Baba waterfall in Talwara area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday.

Four persons were killed on the spot, while three died on the way to the hospital.

According to the police, the incident took place around 3.30 pm when a large number of people had gathered at the spot.

“Seven people have been killed. The injured have been shifted to a super-speciality hospital in Kakryal after administering first aid at the district hospital,” said Reasi SSP Tahir Bhat.

The area had been cordoned off and efforts were on to identify the victims, he added.

The SSP said Army, paramilitary force and J&K Police personnel carried out the rescue operation and removed bodies and debris from the pool.

In Srinagar, Governor NN Vohra expressed grief over the loss of life. The Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, directed Shrine Board CEO Dheeraj Gupta to make arrangements to shift the injured to the board’s super-speciality hospital at Kakryal.

Gupta later said the condition of three injured was critical.

Cop killed, another injured in militant attack on ex-MLA in Pulwama

16 Jul 2018 | 7:45 PM

ANANTNAG/SRINAGAR: A policeman was killed and another injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday.

2 Armymen injured in ongoing encounter in Kupwara

16 Jul 2018 | 10:28 AM

SRINAGAR: Two soldiers were injured in an ongoing anti-militancy operation in frontier district of Kupwara on Monday.

105 EWS couples tie not at mass wedding in Srinagar

16 Jul 2018 | 1:02 PM

SRINAGAR: In the biggest-ever mass marriage in Kashmir, 105 couples belonging to the underprivileged section, from various districts of the Valley have tied knot at a simple but impressive ceremony here.

Do not have numbers to form govt: BJP

Do not have numbers to form govt: BJP

16 Jul 2018 | 1:15 AM

JAMMU: In charge of the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir Avinash Rai Khanna has said that since the party did not have the numbers to form the government, it was not in any kind of hurry.

Policemen bear the brunt of militancy99 militants and 42 security men killed

Policemen bear the brunt of militancy

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have suffered the major brunt of militancy this year.

Despite ban, use of polythene rampant in Kashmir resorts

Despite ban, use of polythene rampant in Kashmir resorts

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

GULMARG: The High Court order banning the use of polythene and plastic bags at eco-sensitive resorts in Kashmir is being thrown to winds.

Reeling under water crisis, Jagti residents look to Guv

Reeling under water crisis, Jagti residents look to Guv

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: The Jagti satellite township for displaced Kashmiri Pandits has been facing severe drinking water crisis due to frequent snags in the 4-km-long water pipeline.

Approved in 2013, five cancer institutes remain on paper

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: The five cancer institutes sanctioned for the state by the previous UPA-II government at the Centre in 2013 continue to remain on paper only.

Local architect innovates, builds igloo-like hut to attract tourists

Local architect innovates, builds igloo-like hut to attract tourists

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: A local youth has realised his dream of making the first-ever shell-domed igloo tourist hut at Khoon, Majalta town, 65 km from here.

In a first: 105 couples tie the knot in Kashmir

In a first: 105 couples tie the knot in Kashmir

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: Amid the wedding season when lavish marriages have raised many eyebrows, the Kashmir valley on Sunday witnessed one-of-its-kind ‘mass marriage’ — a ceremony that won the hearts of people.

Mehbooba Mufti ji, your remarks have cut deepOn the frontline

Mehbooba Mufti ji, your remarks have cut deep

16 Jul 2018 | 1:16 AM

Let’s face it. Jammu and Kashmir cannot afford a vicious and vindictive political discourse. It can further wreck the state that is already struggling to fight the disruptive forces of communalism and polarisation.

Narco-terrorism tightens grip on youth

Narco-terrorism tightens grip on youth

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: Narco-terrorism has gripped the sensitive border state of J&K, with international drug mafia smuggling drugs into the country through the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB).

IGP tells cops to be people-friendly

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Swayam Prakash Pani directed the officials to adopt a “people-friendly” attitude while performing their duties.

Under Central scheme, int’l fencer Rashid to tap new talent in J&K

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: Maintaining that the promotion of sports at the grass-roots level, especially in rural areas, in J&K will be a Herculean task, international fencer Rashid Ahmed Choudhary who had recently been nominated as a member of the “Khelo India” programme said numerous initiatives would be taken to tap the talent in J&K.

‘Kashmir ki Kali’ walks down memory laneJ&K Diary

‘Kashmir ki Kali’ walks down memory lane

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

It was after many years that ‘Kashmir ki Kali’ Sharmila Tagore visited the Kashmir valley recently.

Workers’ body seeks release of 7th pay commission arrears

Workers’ body seeks release of 7th pay commission arrears

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: The National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) on Sunday demanded the release of the Seventh Pay Commission arrears in one go to the pensioners of the age group of 80 years and above.

BJP’s anti-people policies exposed: PoK refugees

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: Refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Sunday alleged that the extension of the Centre’s rehabilitation package till 2020 had exposed the BJP’s anti-people policies.

Former CM mourns Reasi landslide deaths

Former CM mourns Reasi landslide deaths

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: National Conference vice-president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed grief and shock over the death of several persons in a tragic landslide accident at Sehar Baba in Reasi district of the Jammu region.

Home Dept orders inquiry into issuance of arms licences

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Home Department has ordered an inquiry by the State Vigilance Organisation into large-scale issuance of individual arms licences in alleged contravention of rules.

6 yrs gone, wind power project in limbo

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: J&K’s first wind energy project has become a “victim of politics” as the previous PDP-BJP government had adopted “delay tactics” in transferring 534 kanals of land identified in Bidda village of Reasi district for the purpose.

Valley’s popular eatery opens outlet in Leh

Valley’s popular eatery opens outlet in Leh

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: Kashmir’s popular eatery ‘Parsa’s’ on Sunday launched its outlet at Leh in the Ladakh region.

Valley Weekend: 100 take part in adventure sports

Valley Weekend: 100 take part in adventure sports

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

As part of its ‘Valley Weekend’ programme, the department of tourism organised first-of-its-kind ‘Srinagar Adventure Race’ here on Sunday.

Eying 2019 polls, BJP focuses on Shias of Kargil

16 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

JAMMU: After repeatedly taking up the issue of genocide of Shias in the Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan area, Members of Parliament (MPs) and legislators of the BJP on Friday announced an amount of Rs 1.5 crore from their Constituency Development Funds (CDFs) for the development of Kargil to establish party’s base in the Shia-dominated areas of the Ladakh region.

Ban grazing land conversion: Gujjars

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: Two major tribal communities — Gujjars and Bakerwals – on Sunday demanded that the authorities should stop conversion of grazing lands and act against the land mafia.

Workshop on biomedical waste disposal

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

JAMMU: A day-long workshop on topic ‘Biomedical waste management – Handling and safe disposal options in J&K’ was organised by the National Health Mission (NHM), J&K, at Convention Centre, Talab Tillo, on Sunday.

11,331 pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine

11,331 pay obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: In all, 11,331 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath on the 18th day of the ongoing yatra.

Malik detained again

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: Separatist leader Yasin Malik was detained on Sunday when he was returning to Srinagar from south Kashmir, where he had gone to meet the families of civilians who were killed in recent weeks.

State orders screening of SPOs recruited in six years

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: The state administration has ordered the screening of Special Police Officers (SPOs) in the J&K Police who had been engaged during the past six years and ordered the constitution of the district-level official committees for the purpose.

Cops identify social media groups spreading rumours

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: The J&K Police on Sunday claimed to have identified administrators of Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups for spreading a rumour that forces had set ablaze handcarts at a Srinagar locality four days ago.

Cong seeks regular jobs for teachers

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

SRINAGAR: Flaying the previous PDP-BJP coalition for “ignoring the engagement of empanelled Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReTs) teachers” in the state, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee president GA Mir on Sunday urged Governor NN Vohra to address the concerns of the teachers.

Woman’s body found hanging in Kathua

16 Jul 2018 | 1:10 AM

KATHUA: A woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her home in the Hiranagar area of Kathua district on Sunday.

Fresh batch of 2,500 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

Fresh batch of 2,500 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

16 Jul 2018 | 1:23 PM

JAMMU: A fresh batch of nearly 2,500 pilgrims on Monday left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said.

Couple killed after car falls into gorge in Doda district

Couple killed after car falls into gorge in Doda district

15 Jul 2018 | 10:54 AM

BHADERWAH: A couple were killed while their son and two daughters were injured when their car skidded off a hilly road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, the police said.

2,922 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

2,922 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

15 Jul 2018 | 10:06 AM

JAMMU: A batch of 2,922 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Sunday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said.

Briefly

Soldier injured in sniper fire

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

JAMMU: An Army soldier was injured in a sniper fire from across the LoC in the Akhnoor sector on Friday. The incident took place around 5.30 pm in the Lalyari forward area of the Akhnoor sector.

BJP forms panel for panchayat, municipal polls

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

JAMMU: The state unit of the BJP on Saturday said it had formed an eight-member committee for the panchayat and municipal elections in the state.

Better facilities have lowered mortality rate: OfficialAmarnath Yatra

Better facilities have lowered mortality rate: Official

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: Dr Saleem ur Rehman, Director General of Health Services Kashmir, said on Saturday that out of the 22 pilgrims who died during the Amarnath yatra this year, only one died in hospital, which revealed the effective healthcare set up by the government.

North Kashmir youths less prone to joining militancy: Lt Gen Bhatt

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: Amid an increase in the number of youth joining militancy, the seniormost Army officer in the Valley on Saturday said the tendency of north Kashmir youth to join militancy was far lesser than in youth of south Kashmir.

Advocate General briefs Guv

Advocate General briefs Guv

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: Senior advocate DC Raina, who has taken over as the Advocate General of J&K, met Governor NN Vohra here on Saturday.

Higher education in a shambles, colleges show poor enrolment

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: As the enrolment of students in some of the government colleges has gone down to zero and some have only been able to attract less than 150 students, the establishment of 26 new colleges by the erstwhile PDP-BJP regime on political considerations is likely to prove counterproductive for the education sector.

First batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves for Medina

First batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves for Medina

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The first special Hajj flight carrying 340 pilgrims was flagged off by Governor NN Vohra from Srinagar International Airport this morning.

Army Chief reviews security in Akhnoor

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

JAMMU: The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, accompanied by Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited the Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

MLC, MLA meet Governor

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: Zaffar Manhas, MLC and Vice-Chairman, JK Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), and Imran Raza Ansari, MLA (PDP) Pattan, called on Governor NN Vohra here on Saturday.

Will form govt soon, have support of 51 members: Rebel PDP legislator

15 Jul 2018 | 12:03 AM

SRINAGAR: A day after a rebel group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spoke publically against party president Mehbooba Mufti, a rebel legislator on Saturday claimed that they would form the government soon as they had the support of 51 members.

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