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Rs 2.60 lakh in fake notes seized in J&K after demonetisation

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Demonetisation led to a decline in Pakistan printed high quality fake Indian currency notes which resulted only Rs 2.60 lakh seizure of such notes in Jammu and Kashmir between November 9, 2016 and July 14, parliament was told on Tuesday. As per reports of agencies, the demonetisation of bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination resulted in significant posit...

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India rejects OIC resolutions on Kashmir

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India on Tuesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has no locus standi on the country's internal affairs after the 56-member body demanded that New Delhi implement the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement here, India said it notes with utmost regret that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), during its 44th Session of the...

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India rejects OIC statement on Kashmir

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India on Tuesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has no locus standi on the country's internal affairs after the 56-member body demanded that New Delhi implement the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement here, India said it notes with utmost regret that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), during its 44th Session of the...

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142 terrorists killed on LoC since 2014: Minister

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Indian Army has foiled 84 infiltration bids and killed 142 terrorists on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir since 2014, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. In the process, 29 army personnel lost their lives, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said in a written reply. The Minister said 216 cases of ceasefire violations occ...

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53 Amarnath pilgrims killed in terror attacks since 1990

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) As many as 53 Amarnath pilgrims have been killed in 36 terror attacks since 1990, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said: From 1990 to 2017 (till date), 36 terrorist attacks have been reported on Amarnath Yatris in which 53 were killed and 167 injured. The minister, how...

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Kashmir shuts down to protest Hurriyat arrests

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Normal life in the Kashmir Valley was paralyzed on Tuesday as shops and other businesses remained closed due to restrictions imposed by the government and shutdown called by separatists to protest the arrest of seven Hurriyat leaders for allegedly funding terrorism in the state. The authorities imposed curfew in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist-called prot...

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Delhi court sends Kashmiri separatists in 10-day NIA custody

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday remanded seven Kashmiri separatists, arrested a day earlier on charges of taking funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley, in NIA custody for 10 days. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the National Investigation Agency to quiz Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah...

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Delhi court sends Kashmiri separatists to 10-day NIA custody

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday remanded seven Kashmiri separatists, who were arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley, in NIA custody for 10 days. During in-camera proceedings, Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the NIA to quiz Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam...

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NIA arrests two from UP in terror funding case

New Delhi/Kanpur, July 25 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two more people in connection with its probe into Pakistan's terror funding in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. The two, who were held in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, have been identified as Atif and Asif, an official said. Atif was arrested on charges of providing weapons and ammunition t...

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Two policemen among 10 held with narcotics

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Ten persons, including two policemen, were arrested on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for peddling narcotics, police said. Constables Imtiyaz Ahmad and Shahnawaz Mirza, both residents of Rajouri, were arrested while travelling on the Mughal Road that connects the Kashmir Valley with Jammu region. Eight others were arrested in the case on cha...

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Trade between Srinagar, Muzaffarabad suspended

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was suspended on Tuesday after authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir said no trade will take place this week. Authorities at the Trade Facilitation Centre near the border town of Uri in Baramulla district said they had received a letter from authorities in Pakistan saying there would ...

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Armed forces sufficiently equipped with ammunition: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday assured the Rajya Sabha that the defence forces are sufficiently equipped with ammunition, after opposition members raised concerns over ammunition shortage quoting a recent report of the central auditor. A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General last week pointed out that the Indian Army is battling critical shorta...

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First Haj flight leaves Srinagar for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) The first Haj flight with 420 pilgrims aboard took off from here on Tuesday for Saudi Arabia. Although the first Haj flight was scheduled to leave at 9 a.m., it got delayed and took off at 10.05 a.m. for Medina in Saudi Arabia. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Haj and Auqaf Minister Farooq Andrabi saw off the pilgrims at the Srinagar international airpor...

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist-called protests against the arrest made in a terror funding case. Separatist leaders -- Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who had called for the shutdown were placed under house arrest in Srinagar, while Yasin Malik was lodged in the Srinagar Centra...

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678 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) A fresh batch of 678 pilgrims left here on Tuesday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. Over 2.50 Lakh pilgrims have so far performed the yatra which started on June 29. Another batch of 678 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 20 vehicles at 2.55 a.m., the official said. The pilgrims use the Jammu-Sri...

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Plantation drive across 1,513 kms of National Highways

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Tree plantation will be undertaken along 1,513 km of National Highways under the Green Highways Scheme by the National Highway Authority of India, parliament was told on Monday. The plantation drive includes 390 km of National Highways in Andhra Pradesh, 133 km in Assam, 418 km in Haryana and 100 km in Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Road Transport an...

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Seven held for terror funding, Hurriyat calls for Kashmir shutdown

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven key Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Peer Saifullah and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal were ar...

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over border firing

Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan summoned on Monday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of a 12-year-old boy. The Director General of South Asia at the Foreign Ministry, who summoned J.P. Singh, condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian Army in Leepa sector along the Li...

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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven prominent Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Speaking to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Police sources in Srinagar and an NIA official in Delhi identified the seven as Nayeem Khan, Faro...

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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Speaking to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Police sources in Srinagar and an NIA official in Delhi identified the seven as Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar ...

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