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Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The security forces launched a search operation following a tip-off about hiding militants in Sharshali village of Khrew area. “As the searches were going on, the security forces were fired upon by the […]

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Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured in a gunfight on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said. Security forces had started a cordon and search operation in Kuthpora village after receiving specific information about militant presence. As the search party was closing on the hiding militants they fired triggering an […]

4th phase of J&K Panchayat polls: Voting begins

Jammu/Srinagar: Voting started normally on Tuesday for the fourth phase of Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir under tight security arrangements. Voting is taking place at 2,618 polling stations across the state, with 639 in Kashmir division and 1,979 in Jammu division. The process started at 8 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. Poll […]

CRPF officer among 3 injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer and a constable along with an Indian Army soldier were injured in a gunfight in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Kulgam district on Tuesday, police said. The gun battle in Redwani village started earlier following specific inputs about militant presence. At least two to three militants […]

Six militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's gunfight

Srinagar: Six militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. Upon receiving a tip-off, the security forces began a search operation in Sekipora village. “Six terrorists were killed in this operation. Weapons and warlike stores have been recovered from the encounter site,” Defence […]

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Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Acting on a specific tip about the presence of militants, security forces laid a cordon around Athoora village. When challenged, the hidden militants fired at the security forces, triggering a gunfight. “Two militants were killed […]

2 militants killed in a gunfight near Srinagar

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in the outskirts of Srinagar city, police said. Security forces early in the day started searches for hiding militants in Sathu area of Nowgam in Jammu and Kashmir after receiving specific input about their presence. “As the cordon was tightened, they […]

5 civilians killed in explosion in J&K

Srinagar: Five civilians were killed and over a dozen others injured on Sunday when an explosion occurred a gunfight site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said. According to the police, despite repeated requests not to visit the gunfight site in Laroo village till it was declared safe, civilians went to the gunfight site […]

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Two militants killed at Baramulla town in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Friday shot dead two militants on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla town. Police said police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) signalled a vehicle to stop at Kralhar near the Khwaja Bazar railway station in the town. The militants who were in the vehicle opened fire. In retaliation, the […]

7 soldiers injured in Jammu and Kashmir IED explosion

Srinagar: Seven soldiers were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said on Friday. The explosion took place when an armoured Army vehicle was passing through the Tahab area at around 9.30 p.m., on Thursday. “The IED explosion was followed by firing by the militants. Troops […]

Policeman, 3 militants killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir policeman and three militants were killed in a gunfight in old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday, police said. The four died in the gun battle that erupted between holed up militants and the security forces in Fateh Kadal area after information about militant presence was received. Three Central Reserve […]

Indian, Pakistan Armies trade fire on LoC

Jammu: The Indian and Pakistan Armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, defence sources said.. The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions at the Digwar sector in Poonch district. “They used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions. Our troops retaliated strongly and […]

Brisk voting in Jammu's Samba, low voter turnout in Valley

Jammu/Srinagar: The Jammu region’s Samba district recorded over 35 per cent of voting during the first four hours of third phase of the state’s municipal polls on Saturday while the Kashmir Valley witnessed a low turnout. In the Valley’s Pulwama and Bandipora districts, some candidates have been elected unopposed while in the other wards no […]

J&K municipal polls: Voter queues in Jammu, valley wears deserted look

Jammu/Srinagar: The Municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir that is taking place after a gap of 13 years, on Monday witnessed long queues in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts while people barely arrived in the valley booths that wore a deserted look. Enthusiastic voters lined up outside the polling stations in Gandhi Nagar, R.S.Pura, Arnia, […]

Death toll rises to 20 in J&K road accident

Jammu: The death toll in the Jammu-Srinagar national highway road accident in Ramban district rose to 20 on Saturday as more dead bodies were recovered from the wreckage of the mini bus, police said. Reports from the area said the overloaded mini bus went out of the driver’s control and dropped into a 200-feet deep […]

591 pilgrims leave for Jammu to take part in Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: A batch of 591 pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday for the Kashmir Valley to take part in the Amarnath Yatra that has already seen over 2.62 lakh pilgrims pay their obeisance at the holy cave shrine. The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in an escorted convoy of 19 vehicles and headed […]

Amarnath Yatra resumes after three days

Jammu/Srinagar: The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days on Sunday after pilgrims from the two base camps in the Kashmir Valley were permitted to move towards the cave shrine. The pilgrimage was suspended due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir. A total of 6,877 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city […]

Amarnath Yatra remains suspended due to bad weather

Jammu: The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended on Saturday due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir. According to authorities, no vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed to move towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu. “Yatra continues to remain suspended as both the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps were lashed by […]

Jammu city records hottest day of season, sizzles at 42.5 degrees Celsius

Jammu: The maximum temperature recorded on Sunday in Jammu city was 42.5 degrees Celsius, which is the hottest recorded so far this season, a weather official said on Monday. “This is the hottest recorded so far this season. The heat wave conditions are likely to continue and the maximum temperature is expected to rise further […]

Vaishno Devi yatra remains suspended due to forest fire

Jammu: The annual pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Thursday following a forest fire, police said. Around 25,000 pilgrims were currently stranded at the Katra base camp for clearance to start the uphill trek to the shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district. However, helicopter […]

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu, Samba

Jammu: Pakistani rangers have violated ceasefire on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Samba districts. The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing at the Border Security Force outposts in Arnia, Ramgarh and Chamliyal areas of Jammu and Kashmir late on Sunday, the BSF sources said. “The firing started at 10 p.m. The BSF retaliated […]

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Militant killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar: Security forces killed one militant in an ongoing gunfight in Srinagar’s densely populated Chatabal area on Saturday, police said. Following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area, security forces including state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel surrounded Gasi Mohalla. “One holed-up militant is still engaged in the gunfight […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as authorities said landslide clearance work is still in progress. “No traffic will be allowed on the highway as road clearance operations are on at Battery Cheshma and some other parts of the road,” a traffic department official said. At least […]

Four killed as India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC and IB

Jammu: Four people, including three civilians and an Indian Army soldier, were killed and over a dozen others injured on Saturday on the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in relentless ceasefire violations by Pakistan. A soldier, identified as Sepoy Mandeep Singh, was killed in Pakistani firing in the Krishna Ghati (KG) sector of […]

Tension grips J&K's border residents

Jammu: Tension gripped people living close to the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday in the Jammu region as authorities ordered closure of schools there. “All schools within five km radius of the LoC and the international border shall remain closed for three days,” officials of the provincial administration said here. […]