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Tag: Jammu Amp Kashmir

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How India's new UTs J&K, Ladakh will function

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and brought in the J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 which splits the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one. After the Union Cabinet’s decision, Union Home Minister Amit […]

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Article 370 scrapped: Jammu celebrates despite restrictions

Jammu: Notwithstanding restrictions on movement of people, there were celebrations in parts of Jammu as the government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that granted special status to the state. People danced to drumbeats and distributed sweets as they hailed the Centre’s move as a “bold”, “historic” and “monumental” decision towards delivery of justice to […]

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Modi's Mission Kashmir: How Shah & Co executed the 'top secret' task

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s actual countdown for revoking Article 370 and bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir began during the third week of June, when he chose 1987 batch IAS officer of Chattisgarh cadre, B.V.R. Subramanyam as new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. Subrahmanyam, who had worked as Joint Secretary […]

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Article 370: Azad, Vaiko's diatribe munched with glee in Pakistan!

Bhubaneswar: While the popular sentiments of the nation sail with Modi government’s decision to revoke Article 370, the yawning divide among the country’s mainstream political parties has become a fodder for the Pakistani establishment and the media there. When Pakistani leaders across the spectrum speak in one voice opposing the abrogation of Article 370, the […]

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Shah chairs security meet with NSA, Home Secretary

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over a high-level security meeting amid escalating tensions in Jammu and Kashmir where a major security build up has sparked fears and tensions. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis […]

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Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu & Kashmir's Nowshera sector

Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges started on the Line of control on Friday between the Indian and Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Defence Ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told IANS in winter capital Jammu that about 9 p.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation followed by shelling with mortars along the LoC […]

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HM Shah visits family of J-K inspector killed in Anantnag terror attack

Srinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday visited the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was killed in a terror attack in Anantnag on June 12. Amid tight security arrangements, Shah visited the family in Bal Garden area of the city. The area was cordoned off for the home minister’s visit. […]

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Kashmiri cab driver returns tourist's bag with valuables

Srinagar: A Kashmiri taxi driver has returned the lost bag of a tourist family containing valuables worth over Rs 10 lakhs in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, sources said on Tuesday. Tariq Ahmed, the driver belonging to Shopian district, had taken the family from Bhopal to the famous Aharbal falls four days ago. After returning […]

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Amit Shah on two-day J&K visit from June 26

Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said. Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30. “The visit has been advanced due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will […]

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Kathua rape-murder case: Six of 7 convicted

Pathankot: A Special Court in Pathankot in Punjab on Monday convicted six out of the seven in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua. The trial began in a court here a year back. Arguments on quantum of punishment is likely to be announced at 2 p.m. The day-to-day […]

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Decision on elections in J&K later this year: EC

New Delhi: The decision to hold Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under Presidents Rule, will be taken later this year after conclusion of the annual Amarnath Yatra on August 15, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The poll panel said, in a statement, that it will monitor the situation in Jammu and […]

Two LeT militants killed in Sopore

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police sources said the killings took place in Dangarpora village in Sopore area. “Exact identity of the slain militants is being ascertained but both of them belong to the LeT outfit. Search operation is […]

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar over separatist march

Srinagar: Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar on Tuesday to prevent a separatist-called commemoration march. The Hurriyat Conference has called for the march to the Martyrs Graveyard in the Old City’s Eidgah area to pay homage to two senior separatist leaders, Mirwaiz Moulana Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were killed by unidentified […]

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Civilian among three killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar: While a police statement said that three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, it was confirmed later that one of the victim was a civilian. The police said in a statement on Thursday that three militants were killed in the gunfight that took place earlier in the day in […]

Kids fiddling with explosive device in Jammu, injured

Srinagar: Two minor boys were injured on Wednesday while fiddling with an explosive device in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police sources said. The boys identified as Shahid, 12, and Eiklaq, 11, were injured in Damhal Hanjipora village. “Both were shifted to hospital where doctors said their condition was stable,” sources said. Security forces have advised […]

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Police detains 21 for stone pelting in Pulwama

Srinagar: Police detained 21 persons during nocturnal raids in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. They were picked up from Muran village of Pulwama district for their suspected involvement in incidents of stone pelting, police said.

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Yasin Malik-led JKLF banned under anti-terror law

New Delhi: The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned by the Centre under anti-terror law on Friday, officials said. The outfit has been banned for alleged promotion of secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, they said. They said the organisation has been banned under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. […]

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Seven killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights

Srinagar: Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed on Friday in three separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Two militants and a the boy, who was taken hostage, were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district’s Mir Mohalla area. “One Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander is among the two militant victims,” the police said. […]

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Three killed in Pakistan shelling on LoC

Jammu: Three civilians were killed in shelling by the Pakistani army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Saturday. Police said a woman and her two children were killed in Salotri village of Jhalas area in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC when a shell fired by […]

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After Pakistani intrusion, Indian military on high alert: Services

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF), Army and Navy said on Thursday that they were on high alert and that Pakistani jets tried to target Indian military installations in Jammu and Kashmir a day earlier but were pushed back. Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor told the media at a tri-service press conference that the […]

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Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district

Srinagar: A gunfight between security forces and militants began on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police sources said. Firing exchanges were underway in the orchards of Heff Shermal village. “The area has been sealed off to prevent the militants from escaping,” the informed sources added. Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) […]

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Gunfight breaks out in Jammu & Kashmir's Badgam district

Srinagar: A gunfight between hiding militants and the security forces began on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said. Following specific information about militant presence in Hapatnar forests of Chrar-e-Sharief area the security forces started a cordon and search operation. “As the cordon was being tightened, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security […]

Blast at Lal Chowk, grenade attack on J&K Police camp

Srinagar: Minutes after hurling a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, militants hurled another grenade at a police camp in Shopian district, police said. The first grenade was aimed at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle near the Clock Tower in […]

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Aripal village of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said […]

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2 militants killed in gunfight in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday gunned down two heavily armed terrorists hiding in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Receiving information about their presence in Tekkin village, a cordon and search operation was started that led the militants to fire at the forces. Both were killed in the ensuing gun battle. […]

2 militants killed in Jammu & Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. One militant identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar from Samboora village was killed in the gunfight that took place at Babgund village earlier in the day. The other victim, Showkat Ahmad from Muran village, […]

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Pakistan asks India to share data of J&K's Kishanganga dam

Islamabad: Pakistan has asked India to immediately share the data showing inflow and discharge of water at the Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Friday. It has also sought dates for inspection of the 330MW hydroelectric project that India had agreed to during a two-day meeting held in August […]

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Militants kill 3 abducted policemen in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants on Friday killed three abducted policemen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. “Three bullet-riddled bodies were recovered from Kapran village in the morning. The slain policemen have been identified as Firdous Ahmad Kuchai, Nisar Ahmad Dhobi and Kuldeep,” police sources said. Reports said fourth abducted person, a civilian, was released unharmed. The four […]

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17 killed in accident in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu: Seventeen people were killed when a mini bus plunged into the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Friday, police said. Eight others were injured in the accident in Thakrie area. It reportedly took place after the driver lost control over the bus. “Twelve bodies have been recovered while five people succumbed […]

15 injured in J&K road accident

Jammu: Fifteen people were injured on Monday after a vehicle they were travelling in turned turtle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Police said the driver lost control over it in Lamberi village in Nowshera tehsil. All the injured belong to Reasi district. They have been shifted to a hospital.

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J&K Protection Officers get first-hand account on Juvenile Justice Act

Bhubaneswar: A team of ten Protection Officers of Jammu & Kashmir is on a three-day visit to the city to get first-hand account on implementation of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) and Juvenile Justice Act. During a meeting with Police Commissioner YB Khurania here, the team was apprised of functioning of ‘Mahila and Sishu […]

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Real life Singham! What makes Odia IPS officer so popular in J&K

Bhubaneswar: A drive to change the system coupled with hard work and dutifulness has made Odia IPS officer Basant Rath a popular face. Posted as the Inspector General of Police (Traffic) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), Rath has already become a favourite of the common man as his actions have brought some revolutionary changes to […]

China urges India to abide by 'historic treaty' on border

Beijing: China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty, which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions, a day after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden visit to the Nathu La post. Reacting to Sitharaman’s visit to the area, the Chinese […]

Pakistan Rangers shell Indian posts in J&K

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on Monday across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day, police said. “They used 81 mm mortars, automatics and small weapons to target the Indian positions in Arnia sub-sector. “Heavy firing exchanges which started late Sunday continued till 5 a.m. today (Monday). Border […]

Pakistani militant killed in Kashmir, clashes erupt

Srinagar: A top Pakistani militant who carried a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head was killed along with a local associate in fighting with security forces on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The Jammu and Kashmir Police called the killing of Abu Dujana, whom they described as Lashkar-e-Taiba commander […]

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JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar: Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested by the police here on Sunday. Malik was arrested from his uptown Maisuma locality home. “He has been shifted to the central jail,” a police official said. On Saturday, Malik visited Ratsuna village in Tral where he met the family members […]

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Clashes erupted as educational institutions re-opened in J&K

Srinagar: As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting, officials said. Students of the S. P. College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads […]

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‘We were kicked & thrashed by locals,’ Odia jawan narrates J &K ordeal

Sambalpur: At a time when a video of a Kashmiri youth tied to an Army jeep as a ‘shield’ to avoid irate locals in Jammu and Kashmir sparked off a major controversy, CRPF jawan Vicky Biswakarma’s statement on how the forces are treated has shaken one and all. Speaking to OTV, Vicky who returned to […]

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India's longest highway tunnel set to open

Udhampur: March 31 (IANS) India will set a benchmark in infrastructure when the country’s longest highway tunnel of 10.98 km opens between Udhampur and Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it will also be Asia’s first longest bi-directional tunnel with fully transverse ventilation system, according to […]

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Amarnath Yatra suspended due to bad weather, Met office forecasts rain

Srinagar: The annual Hindu pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir was suspended today due to landslides on the routes to the Himalayan cave shrine. “No yatri will be allowed to move towards the holy cave either from Baltal or Nunwan (Pahalgam) base camps today,” a police officer told IANS. The situation will be reviewed […]

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