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Militant killed in J&K gunfight, another manages to escape

Srinagar: One militant was killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said. The encounter took place in Parray Mohalla of Hajin area from where another militant managed to escape. “Searches are still going on. The identity of the slain militant is also being ascertained,” a […]

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7th pay commission: 20% average salary hike announced

The Jammu and Kashmir government on April 24 approved implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations and with this it becomes the first state in the country to do so resulting in 20 per cent average hike in the salary of its lakhs of employees. The implementation will have an additional burden of Rs 4,201 crore […]

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Saturday in an ongoing gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. “Security personnel from the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police surrounded Shistargam village on Friday evening following information about a group of […]

Militants attack army camp in Jammu

Jammu: A group of heavily armed militants early on Saturday attacked an army station here in Jammu and Kashmir. A group of militants hurled grenades and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the Sunjuwan Military Station, police sources said. “The area has been cordoned off. Three terrorists are believed to have entered the […]

Militants kill off-duty Army jawan in J&K

Srinagar: Militants have killed an off-duty Indian Army Jawan whose body was found in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, informed an official. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, 23, a resident of Senzen village in Shopian district, was a serving soldier. He was posted in a Territorial Army […]

J&K policeman killed in militant attack

Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was killed and another injured when militants attacked a police vehicle in the state’s Kulgam district on Saturday evening, police said. Police said constable-driver Khurshid Ahmad was killed and another policeman injured when militants fired at the vehicle in Damhal Hanjipora area of Kulgam. “The area has been cordoned […]

Two soldiers, two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: Two commandos of the Indian Air Force elite Garud commando unit and two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. “The two Garud personnel were killed in action while operating with the Army for operational experience and training,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. The […]

Militant killed in gunfight in J&K

Srinagar: One militant was killed on Monday in an operation with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Acting on specific information the army carried out the operation in Bahmnoo village in which the militant was killed, a police spokesman said. Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force have […]

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Hizbul commander Sabzar Bhat killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Bhat who succeeded slain militant, leader Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday along with another militant in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama that triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley. Director General of Police (DGP), S.P. Vaid confirmed Bhat’s death. Bhat alias Abu Zarar had succeeded Wani who was […]

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 4 militants

Srinagar: Four intruding militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district as the army foiled an infiltration bid, said defence sources. A group of militants was challenged by the alert troops on the Indian side of the LoC in Rampur sector. “The operation is ongoing in […]

Rail bridge over Chenab
'Tallest' rail bridge to be a boon for tourism, employment in J&K

Katra: A rail bridge over the Chenab river which, at 359-metre, is claimed will become the world’s tallest, will significantly improve Kashmir Valley’s connectivity with other parts of the country and also create tourism facilities that are expected to boost local employment. The construction work on the “engineering marvel” — slated to be completed by […]

Jammu and Kashmir: Two killed in Pakistan shelling in Rajouri

Jammu: Two civilians were killed and two others were injured on Saturday in indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, defence sources said. The Pakistani Army started firing and shelling at 7.15 a.m. in Naushera sector of the Line of Control (LoC). The Indian Army retaliated to the unprovoked, […]

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Young Kashmiri Army officer killed by militants

Srinagar: Militants abducted and killed a 22-year-old Kashmiri Army officer when he had gone to attend a family wedding in Shopian district, officials said on Wednesday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has called it an act of cowardice and the Army has vowed to bring those responsible to justice. The bullet-riddled body of Lieutenant Ummer Faiyaz, […]

Separatist shutdown affects life in Baramulla district in J&K

Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district today following a shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to protest the killing of a party activist in Sopore town. Shops, business establishments, public transport, banks, and educational institutions remained shut in the district. Unidentified gunmen shot dead Sheikh Altaf-ul-Rehman, […]

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Omar questions 'change' of Congress' stand

Hitting back at Congress' charge that his government was a "failure", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday questioned the coalition partner as to why it did not raise the issue seven months ago when he was campaigning for Rahul Gandhi

J-K flood waters receding, lakhs still await help

Flood waters receded further in Kashmir Valley today enabling rescue teams to evacuate another 2000 stranded people and provide crucial supplies for people desperately waiting for help in submerged areas

J-K floods: PM announces Rs 1000 cr special assistance

Declaring the Jammu and Kashmir floods as "national level disaster", Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Sunday announced Rs 1,000 crore as special assistance for rehabilitation while sharing the pain and anguish of the people of the state