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No vote cast in 90 booths in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat

Srinagar: As many as 90 polling booths, mostly in downtown city, saw no voting in Thursday’s elections to the Srinagar Parliamentary seat, sources said. The Srinagar constituency comprising eight assembly segments recorded zero turnout in as many as 50 polling booths. The majority of these booths were located in Eidgah, Khanyar, Habba Kadal and Batmaloo, […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway blast suspect arrested

Jammu: Police on Monday arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in the car explosion on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on March 30 when a CRPF convoy was passing on the highway. A private car was destroyed in the blast in Tethar area near Bannihal town on the highway, causing minor damage to a Central […]

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. […]

Militant killed, 7 security men hurt in 3 J&K gunfights

Srinagar: A militant was killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said. While the first gunfight erupted in Sopore town, two gun battles were reported later from Bandipora and Baramulla districts. Police sources said firing […]

1 killed, 3 injured in landslide in J&K's Ramban

Jammu: One person was killed and three others injured on Sunday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, police said. A landslide hit the Khari-Mahoo road in Khari tehsil of the district in the morning, police said. Landslides and treacherous road conditions in this mountainous district often result in casualties both on the […]

Pulwama attack: CRPF says it is 'madadgaar' to any Kashmiri in distress

New Delhi: In the backdrop of reports of threats issued to Kashmiris based out of Jammu and Kashmir following the Pulwama terror attack, a Srinagar-based CRPF helpline Saturday asked them to approach it in case they face any harassment. The ‘Madadgaar’ helpline posted a tweet in this context stating that Kashmiri students and general public […]

Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Badgam district during a cordon and search operation, police said. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site in Gopalpora village of Chadoora area, an officer said. The joint operation […]

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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 […]

India, Pakistan trade fire on Line of Control

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said. Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area. “Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at around 4.30 a.m. […]

Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir

Srinagar: A low intensity earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale hit the Kashmir Valley on Friday, with no reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake occurred at 8.21 a.m. at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre was in the Jammu and Kashmir region, an official of the disaster management department said. “The coordinates […]

CRPF jawan shoots self after firing at colleagues in Srinagar

Srinagar:A CRPF jawan shot himself dead after firing at two of his colleagues inside a camp here, police said on Sunday. The incident took place late on Saturday night and the slain jawan has been identified as Mukesh Bhawuk, a police official said. He said Bhawuk got into a verbal duel with one of his […]

Five of a family found dead in Srinagar

Srinagar: Five members of a family were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar on Saturday, police said. The victims, two females, a male and two minor children, were found dead in Bemina area. The family, belonging to Kupwara district, was living in a rented accommodation. “The apparent cause of […]

Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district

Srinagar: A gunfight erupted on Thursday between the security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said. Police said security forces started a cordon and search operation in Gulshan pora village of Tral area after receiving information about the presence of militants there. “As the cordon around the hiding militants […]

India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC on New Year day

Jammu: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said. Defence sources said Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on Tuesday morning. “Pakistani firing began early this morning in Khari Karmara area of the LoC. Indian positions retaliated […]

Shootout at Jammu and Kashmir army camp

Jammu: An exchange of gunfire took place between suspected militants and the Sentry at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Sunday, officials said. A suspicious movement was noticed by the Sentry on duty around 1.50 a.m. at Ratnuchak Military Station in Bari Brahmana area, Defence Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel […]

5 killed in J&K's Pulwama gunfight, clashes

Srinagar: Three militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, while two civilians died in subsequent clashes in the area, police said. The gunfight took place earlier in the day in Sirnoo village after the security forces received a tip-off about the holed-up militants. The […]

Two militants killed in encounter in Baramulla

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said here on Thursday. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brath Kalan area of Sopore on Wednesday evening following information about presence of militants there, an Army official said. He said […]

India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, defence sources said. The Pakistan Army used automatics and mortars to target Indian positions on the LoC in Kamalkote area of Uri sector late on Wednesday, the sources said. “Indian positions retaliated effectively. […]

Youth who joined militant ranks arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar: A youth in Jammu and Kashmir who had joined militant ranks in October was arrested by the police in Srinagar on Sunday. Family sources said Ahtisham Bilal was arrested by police from his home in Khanyar area of Srinagar. Later, the police said the youth had been reunited with his family after he agreed […]

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 encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier and six Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Taiba militants have been killed so far in an encounter underway in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Shopian district on Sunday, defence spokesman said. A civilian suffered a bullet injury as intense clashes broke out in the morning between villagers and the security […]