Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Sopore

BJP wants to hide an ‘ailing economy’, the 56-inch stick & Apple town massacre

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

20 civilians injured in Kashmir as terrorists lob a grenade at bus stop

This attack comes a day before a delegation of European Union MPs is supposed to visit Kashmir.

Lashkar pamphlets with threat to shut shop or face action spread fear among Kashmir traders

Traders talk of verbal threats, say bikers also throw pamphlets inside shops. Police blame it on 'desperate overground workers' of Lashkar & Hizbul.

Apples rot as J&K mandi is hit by people’s curfew during day, security clampdown at night

While farmers say they have suffered huge losses, the authorities in Jammu & Kashmir claim impact on apple sales only a "minor hiccup".

Truckers stuck at Kashmir’s Sopore fruit mandi with nowhere to go & nothing to do

Drivers from various states say they haven’t been able to contact their families for over 2 weeks, but leaving empty-handed would cost them Rs 50,000 each.

Terrorists fire at fruit seller in Sopore, wounding 4 including a baby girl

The injured have been hospitalised and their condition is stated to be stable, police said.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.