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Civilian injured in accidental firing at J&K militant's funeral

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Sunday in an accidental firing during the funeral of a slain militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, informed sources said. Eyewitnesses said civilian Fayaz Ahmad was injured in the foot in Katrasoo village when the rifle of a militant went off accidentally during the funeral of Mudaser Bhat, who along with two others were kill...

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Navy chief calls on J&K Governor

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Sunday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra here, official sources said. An official statement said that Admiral Lanba, who is visiting the state, met Vohra at the Raj Bhavan and discussed a range of issues relating to effective national security management, including challenges faced in the state. <...

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Criminal escapes lockup in J&K, policeman suspended

Jammu, July 22 (IANS) An accused in an attempted murder case escaped from police lockup in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district after feigning uneasiness, an official said. A Sub-Inspector has been suspended for dereliction of duty in this incident. Rohit Singh, was arrested last week along with his brother and one more person in connection with an attempt to murder case after an F...

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Three LeT militants who killed constable shot dead

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, who tortured and killed a trainee police constable on Saturday, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. A police statement said that in a significant breakthrough, concerted efforts of the security forces resulted in the elimination of the prime accused involved in Saturday's a...

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Three militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, involved in killing of a police constable on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in Kulgam district, police said. While confirming that all the three militants involved in killing of the trainee constable had been eliminated during the gunfight in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, states police chief S.P. Vaid said:...

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Gunfight starts in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A gunfight started on Sunday between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Police said security forces acting on specific information launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani village of south Kashmir. As the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire triggering an encounter, police said. ...

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1,561 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Another batch of 1,561 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, officials said. The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 62 vehicles. Of these, 1,179 yatris are going to Pahalgam base camp while 382 are going to Baltal, a police officer said here. The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra whic...

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Remains of 1968 aircraft crash victim recovered

Shimla, July 21 (IANS) A mountaineering expedition has located the wreckage and mortal remains of a victim who, along with 98 army personnel and four crew members, was killed in an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft crash in Himachal Pradesh's icy terrain 50 years ago, officials said on Saturday. The IAF AN-12 aircraft crashed on the 17,400-feet high Dhakka Glacier in the Chanderbhaga range...

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'Pained' Chandrababu says PM shouldn't talk about petty things

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks, saying he was pained to hear Modi comparing him with corrupt politicians and talking about petty things during his reply to the TDPs no-confidence motion in Parliament. As a Prime Minister of this country, you should not talk like that...you should ...

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Modi as PM shouldn't talk about petty things: 'Pained' Chandrababu

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he was pained to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with corrupt politicians and talking about petty things during his reply to the TDPs no confidence motion. As a Prime Minister of this country, you should not talk like that. As the Prime Minister, you should not talk about petty t...

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Two CRPF troopers injured in J&K firing

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in firing by militants on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. Militants fired at the CRPF party in Bamzoo village while they were patrolling on the Anantnag-Pahalgam road, police sources said. A cordon and search operation is underway in the area. --IANS <...

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) An infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday leading to a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, defence sources said. Alert troops challenged a group of militants in the Tangdhar sector of the LoC earlier in the day, escalating into the gun battle that was still on at 11.30 a.m, Defence Ministry sources sa...

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1,632 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, July 21 (IANS) A batch of 1,632 pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday to perform the Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two batches of 1,011 and 621. The first one headed to Pahalgam base camp and the other to the Baltal one in escorted convoys. A total of 2,24,340 pilgrims have performed the Yatra since it started on June 28. Over 7,000 pilgrims paid th...

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Peace in Kashmir impossible without Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said peace in Jammu and Kashmir was impossible without involving Pakistan, asking the BJP government to give up its rigid stance and be flexible in solving problems in the terror-ravaged state. You may not like what I am going to say. We will not have peace in Jammu and Kashmir unless we strike a ...

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Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir's politicians

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir's political meadow of expedient opportunities, the same warning is now visiting mainstream politicians. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir,...

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SIT to probe minor boy's death in J&K

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe a minor boy's death in Kupwara district. Umar Farooq's body was discovered in an orchard in Kupwara on Thursday. He had gone missing from Gulgam village three days back. A police statement issued on Friday said the SIT would be headed by an Additional Superintendent...

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1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, July 20 (IANS) A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as 601 pilgrims headed for Baltal base camp covering a 14 km trek, while 1,152 proceeded on 36 km trek towards Pahalgam. Over 2,16,000 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at the holy ...

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Committees to hold panchayat, urban bodies elections formed in J&K

Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday constituted committees to conduct preparatory work for holding elections to local urban bodies and panchayats. An order issued by the state General Administration Department (GAD) said that for the state-level committee, the Principal Secretary (Home) would be the chairman and state police chief, state intelligenc...

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LS to take up no-trust motion on Friday, Modi, Rahul to speak

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The BJP and opposition Congress sharpened their attacks on each other on Thursday, a day before the Lok Sabha takes up the no-confidence motion for debate and voting in an increasingly polarised environment with each side trying to maximise its chances of victory in the 2019 general elections. Top guns of the two parties, including Congress President Rahul Gandh...

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LeT militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday, police said. The militant was identified as a Pakistani national. The gunfight in Batapora village of Handwara area of the district started after a joint patrol of the security forces, searching the area following inputs abo...

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