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2 militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Monday by the Army in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora, a defence official said. Two terrorists were killed today in the Panar forest area, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS here. The Army surrounded the area after militants fired at a patrol party on June 9. On June 13...

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Government ends ceasefire in J&K, dismay in Valley

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among people in the state. The Home Ministry announcement, a day after Eid festivities, said that operations against...

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End of Ramadan ceasefire causes dismay in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) The central government's decision on Sunday not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir evoked mixed reactions, with the ruling PDP expressing its unhappiness. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir said the party was not happy with the decision announced by the Union Home Ministry in view of the unending violence during Ramadan, bla...

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15 civilians injured in Kashmir explosion

Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Fifteen civilians were injured on Sunday in an explosion at the Manasbal park in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district. Police said a low intensity explosion occurred in a dustbin. They said firecrackers placed in the dustbin may have caused the blast. Fifteen civilians sustained minor injuries and all of them are stable, a police officer said. -...

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Government ends ceasefire in J&K

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Amid unending violence blamed mostly on militants, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan. The Home Ministry announcement, a day after Eid festivities, said that operations against the militants will resume. The government of India decides n...

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Body of man who came from Dubai found in Kashmir

Jammu, June 17 (IANS) The body of a 50-year-old man who came home from Dubai to celebrate Eid was found on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Police said the body of Muhammad Sadiq of Dhegrote village was found in a stream in Manjkote area. He had reportedly come from Dubai to celebrate Eid with his family, a police officer said. Relatives of the victim said he left ...

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No ceasefire extension in J&K

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the unilateral ceasefire against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 in order to provide a conducive atmosphere in the state during the holy month of Ramadan. The announcement comes a day after Eid festivities. The government of India decides not to extend the suspension of operations in Jammu an...

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Centre to end J&K ceasefire

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir as announced in the beginning of Ramadan. A Ministry of Home Affairs statement said that the operations against terrorists will resume. The government took the decision that security forces will not conduct offensive operations in Jammu and Kashmir du...

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Mild earthquake in Himachal

Shimla, June 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages. The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS. The epicentre of the quake was Shimla region, bordering Kinnaur district, which shares a border wit...

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Two civilians shot and injured in J&K

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were critically injured on Saturday after being shot by unidentified gunmen, police said. The attack took place on two civilians, identified as Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Shiraz Ahmad Malik, in Trenz village of Shopian. Both the injured persons have been referred by attending doctors to Srinagar for specializ...

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Three women killed by landslide in Kashmir

Jammu, June 16 (IANS) Three women were killed on Saturday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district. Police said a family of nomads was trapped in the landslide triggered by heavy rains in the Shasho Paddar forests. Eight people were trapped after the landslide hit a temporary shelter of a Bakarwal family. A rescue operation was immediately started and three women w...

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Youth killed in Kashmir clashes

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) A young man was killed on Saturday in clashes with security forces post Eid prayers in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town, police said. Police sources said Sheraz Ahmad of Barakpora village, who was injured in the street battles in Janglamandi area, succumbed to his critical injuries in a Srinagar hospital. Reports said over a dozen protesters had been inj...

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Soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire on LoC

Jammu, June 16 (IANS) An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place in Laam area of Nowshera sector. Saturday's ceasefire violation came on a day Muslims are celebrating Eid on both sides of the LoC and the international border which divi...

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Clashes erupt in J&K after Eid prayers

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Clashes broke out between the security forces and stone pelting youths immediately after the Eid prayers on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. In Anantnag, a clash was reported in the town's Janglat Mandi area. The police used tear gas shells and pellet guns to disperse the crowd. Three protesters were injured, according to doctors in an Anantnag...

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MIM backs Centre over UN human rights report

Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Rejecting the United Nations report on alleged human rights vioaltions in the Kashmir Valley, the MIM has said that the world body has no right to interfere in the internal matters of India, but also dubbed the report as diplomatic failure of the Centre. Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said that his party fully supported the g...

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Thousands bid tearful adieu to slain Kashmiri journalist

Kreeri (Jammu and Kashmir), June 15 (IANS) Police on Friday arrested a suspect in the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was on Friday laid to rest in this north Kashmir village as thousands of mourners braving heavy rains bid an emotional adieu to one of the most popular scribes in the state. Bukhari was shot dead on Thursday evening along with his two police guards outsid...

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Police arrest fourth suspect for Bukhari's murder

Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said it had arrested a fourth suspect in the murder of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, whose killing has sent shockwaves in the state and beyond. S.P. Pani, the Inspector General of Police of Kashmir zone, said Bukhari's killing here on Thursday evening -- two days before Eid -- along with his two security guards was a te...

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Civilian killed in army firing in J&K

Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) A civilian was killed and two others injured on Friday when army troops opened fire on a mob in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. While locals alleged that troops of 55 Rashtriya Rifles opened fire when locals resisted their attempt to vandalize the house of militant Saju Mir in Nowpora village of Pulwama, police said the firing took place after ...

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VHP threatens agitation if militant tag not removed

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded an apology from the CIA for classifying it along with Bajrang Dal as militant religious outfits and threatened global protests if the tag is not removed. In a statement, the VHP called the classification in the CIA's World Factbook objectionable, disrespectful and non-factual. It said the CIA, which was...

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Zero error policy for Amarnath Yatra, Centre steps up security

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Centre has ordered security agencies to follow zero error policy and step up security for the ensuing annual Amarnath Yatra in which over three lakh pilgrims are expected to take part amid fears of possible terror attacks. On Union Home Ministry's direction, at least 238 companies -- nearly 24,000 personnel -- of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been...

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