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Tributes paid to Garud commando killed in J&K gunfight

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Air Warriors paid floral tributes on Sunday to Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, a commando of the Garud Special Forces of the Indian Air Force who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in a gunfight with militants. Nirala, who hailed from Badiladih village in Rohtas district of Bihar, was killed in an encounter with the militants at Hajin on Saturday.

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Punjab Police deny British national was tortured

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers. Not only did it have sufficient evidence to prov...

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LeT top leadership in Kashmir Valley wiped out

Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) The Army said on Sunday that the top leadership of the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Kashmir Valley has been wiped out with the killing of six militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. Lt General J.S. Sandhu, who heads the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told reporters: With the elimination of six of its terrorist commanders yesterday (S...

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Leh freezes, Gulmarg coldest in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Night temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius while Gulmarg was the coldest place in the Kashmir Valley with a minus 4.6 degrees Celsius, a Met department official said on Sunday. The minimum temperatures on Sunday in Kargil, Srinagar and Pahalgam were minus 5.8, 2.9 and minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, the offic...

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Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on autonomy

Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Defending his assertion for internal autonomy to both parts of divided Kashmir without obliterating the Line of Control (LoC), National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said if India wants to get Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PoK), let it move towards the LoC with guns. If India wants to liberate the PoK, let it move towards the LoC with guns, A...

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Don't panic, H1N1 is curable: SKIMS chief to Kashmiris

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The super specialty tertiary care of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here is fully equipped to treat H1N1 flu patients and people should not panic about this as it is a fully curable infection. SKIMS Director A.G Ahangar said the hospital has treated 24 positive cases of H1N1 so far, out of which 12 have been discharged, five are under treatme...

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IAF commando, six militants including Lakhvi's nephew killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A commando of the IAF's Garud force and six foreign militants, including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's nephew, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday, officials said. Among the six foreign militants killed was Owaid, the nephew of LeT operation commander Lakhvi, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terr...

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IAF commando, five militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A commando of the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Garud Force and five militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday, an official said. Defence Ministry Spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said troopers of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) surro...

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Five terrorists killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Five terrorists were killed on Saturday in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, an official said. Defence Ministry Spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said troopers of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) surrounded Chandergair vi...

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Restrictions defied in Srinagar to attend militant's funeral

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) A large number of people on Saturday defied curfew-like restrictions imposed by the authorities here to attend the funeral of slain militant Mugees Ahmad Mir. Authorities had imposed restrictions in several areas in Srinagar to maintain law and order. However, people from different parts of the city reached Parimpora area where the slain militant's funeral was hel...

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Bhutia offers training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Indian Captain Bhaichung Bhutia has written to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Federation offering a training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan, a footballer who recently returned home after quitting the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). I was very sad to read reports of Majid joining a terrorist organisation. Football has provided solace to many over the years and I...

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Night temperatures improve in Jammu region, Ladakh coldest

Jammu, Nov 18 (IANS) Night temperatures improved in the Jammu region while temperatures in Ladakh dropped to below freezing point, a Met department official said on Saturday. The night's lowest temperature in Leh and Kargil towns was minus 6.4 and minus 6.0 degree Celsius respectively. At minus 6.4 degrees Celsius, Leh town was the coldest in Jammu and Kashmir for the third conse...

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Police officer, militant killed in Srinagar gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A middle rung police officer and a militant were killed on Friday in a gunfight in summer capital Srinagar, police said. Militants attacked a police checking party at Zakura on the outskirts of Srinagar city in the evening. Sub-Inspector of Police Imran Tak was critically injured in this encounter. He later succumbed to injuries, the police said. A...

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) which it said left two civilians dead. Mohammad Faisal, who heads the South Asia wing in the Foreign Office, summoned the Indian envoy and lodged a strong protest on the unprovoked ceasefire violations by India...

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Security forces bust militant hideout in Kashmir

Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Security forces on Friday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and seized arms and ammunition. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel N.N. Joshi said the Army and police launched a search operation in the forested areas of Naidgam and Chhatru and recovered arms and ammunition from a hideout concealed inside a natural cave. Two Chines...

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Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave'

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 17 (IANS) Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here. Amid conflicting reports whether Majid Khan had surrendered or was caught, Major General B.S. Raju said: The brave young man, Majid Khan, ...

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Footballer who became a militant has surrendered: Army

Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) A young Kashmiri footballer who joined the militants over a week ago has surrendered, Army sources said on Friday. But the Jammu and Kashmir Police insisted that Majid Khan had neither surrendered nor had he been caught yet. The Army sources said Majid Khan, 20, surrendered after walking into a Rashtriya Rifles camp at Kulgam on Thursday evening. He came with his ...

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Maoists had a deadly run in 2016: Global terror report

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Maoist extremists have had a deadly run in 2016 with their involvement in half of the killings in the Red Corridor, a report by a Sydney-based think tank on global terror has said. More than half of the 340 deaths in 929 terror attacks in 2016 were committed by Maoists operating in the eastern, central and the southern areas of India known as the Red Corridor, th...

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Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC

Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops clashed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, defence officials said. The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions at five places on the LoC. They used mortars, automatics and small arms to target our positions in Digwar, Shahpur, Khari, Karmara and Malti areas, th...

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Air quality still very poor, NGT defers decision on construction, odd-even exemptions

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Air quality in the National Capital Region on Thursday showed no improvement as the Air Quality Index (AQI) deteriorated a little and remained in the very poor category even as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred its decision on ban on construction activities and the Delhi government's plea for exemptions on the odd-even traffic scheme to Friday. On Thursd...

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