Monday, 14 October 2019

Tag Archives: lockdown

Empty classrooms as some schools re-open in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Some Kashmir schools re-opened on Monday but were largely empty following weekend clashes in Srinagar, two weeks after India removed the restive region’s autonomy and imposed a lockdown. The authorities said they were re-opening 190 primary schools in the city yet few children could be seen at half a ...

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Kashmir in lockdown a military prison: Indian activists

SRINAGAR: The entire state of Kashmir is currently a prison and under military control, a fact-finding team of Indian activists who visited the region since the imposition of a lockdown said. In their report “Kashmir Caged” released at the Press Club of India, they said people expressed pain, anger, and ...

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Indian government ends Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI: Amid escalating tension in occupied Kashmir following deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, the Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution. In a malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in Kashmir, ...

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Three killed in France Christmas market attack

STRASBOURG: Hundreds of security forces were Wednesday deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. Some 350 people, including police, ...

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Shots fired at US Air Force base in UK after car rams gate

SUFFOLK: A US Air Force base was placed on lockdown after an unauthorised man drove through the checkpoint and was shot at as he sped towards a military plane, police said. The 44-year-old British man failed to follow security directions at the entrance to RAF Mildenhall, near Bury St Edmunds, ...

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US air base ends lockdown after false gunfire reports

CALIFORNIA: A false alarm triggered a security lockdown for about two hours at Travis Air Force Base in northern California in response to erroneous reports of gunfire, base officials said. A notice was first posted to official social media accounts of the base at about 3:30 p.m. local time (2330 ...

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