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Soldier injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said. The injured soldier has been hospitalised. The gunfight is going on in Paribal village, the police added. As soon as the security forces cordoned off the village in Hajin area following information ab...

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Gunfight erupts in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Thursday between militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said. As soon as the security forces cordoned off Paribal village in Hajin area following information about the presence of the militants, they were fired at, triggering the fighting. The gunfight in ongoing, the police added -...

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Students from Manipur meet Army Chief

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A group of students from Manipur on Wednesday met and interacted with Army chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat. The group, consisting of 11 boys and nine girls from Sajik Tampak in Manipur, is on an India tour as part of Army's outreach programme that aims to foster the spirit of national integration across the entire swathe of the country. Rawat shared his experienc...

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Rain, snow likely in J&K from Friday

Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the Met forecast rain and snow across the state beginning Friday. A Western Disturbance is approaching the state. It is likely to become active on Friday and Saturday. Rain and snow are expected during this period, a MET official said. The minimum temperatures across the state i...

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BSF trooper killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation

Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper has been killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. BSF spokesman said the Pakistani Army had resorted to sniper firing in Tangdhar area of the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday. Constable S.K. Murmu deployed at forward defence location (FDL) on the LoC, was hit in the firing. He was...

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Explain basis of J&K minister's China statement: Omar

Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the central government must explain the basis of a Jammu and Kashmir minister's statement about China adopting Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit. Reacting to PWD Minister Naeem Akhtar's comments, Abdullah tweeted: China has adopted JeM, a terrorist organisation operating in J&K. This assertion from (Chief Ministe...

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Mild tremors felt in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A low intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale occurred in the valley region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. A disaster management official said the tremors were felt at 12.41 p.m. at a depth of five km with its epicentre at the centre of the state. --IANS sq/in ...

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Indian, Pakistani troops trade heavy fire on LoC

Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Monday traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, defence officials said. Defence sources said Pakistani soldiers resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Silikote area in Uri sector on Monday evening and Indian personnel retaliated strongly and effectively destroying a P...

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Army foils BAT attack on LoC, intruder killed

Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) A Border Action Team (BAT) attack from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district has been foiled and one intruder killed while two Indian soldiers were injured, defence sources on Monday. Defence Ministry sources said a BAT attack took place on Sunday evening in Gulpur area with the assistance of Pakistani Army that gave protective cover...

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Clear sky in J&K cause sub-zero temperature in valley

Jammu/Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A clear night sky led minimum temperatures throughout the Kashmir Valley to remain below the freezing point on Monday even as temperatures in the Jammu region showed further improvement. The Met said a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) was approaching Jammu and Kashmir and rain and snow were likely to occur from February 22 onwards. The minimum temperat...

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Mentally challenged person shot dead near J&K Air Force station

Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A mentally challenged person was shot dead when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said on Monday. The incident took place late Sunday night. The victim crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. Despite repeated warnings from the sentry, the individual did not stop.

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Army foils infiltration bid, kills militant

Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) A militant was killed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Sunday as the army foiled a major infiltration bid, defence sources said. Defence Ministry sources said that the major infiltration bid from across the LoC was foiled in Karmarha area of Poonch when alert troops challenged a group of heavily-armed militants seeking to sneak i...

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Rajnath meets J&K youngsters touring country

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met a group of youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir who are currently on a nationwide tour, and urged them to take back the message of peace and unity to their militancy-hit state. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been organising 'Watan Ko Jano' tour to ensure the exposure of Jammu and Kashmir youngsters to cultural ...

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Youth must give up guns, says Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the youth should give up guns or they will face thousands of these from the security forces. Addressing a public meeting on the sidelines of an official function in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, the Chief Minister said: I have come to have a heart to heart talk with you today. I may be in po...

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JCO injured in explosion near LoC in J&K

Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) An Army Junior Commissioned Officer was injured on Sunday in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said. JCO Om Prakash of 5 Mahar Regiment was injured in a land-mine explosion during patrolling near the LoC in the Mendhar Sector. He has been evacuated to hospital. --IANS sq/tsb/bg

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Sunny Sunday morning in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in Jammu and Kashmir after four days of cloudy weather, the MET department said. Present weather conditions are likely to continue in the state for the next 48 hours, a department official said. The minimum temperature in Srinagar was 1.2 degrees Celsius while in Pahalgam it was minus 7.3 degrees Celsius. Leh was the c...

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Plot for widow 18 years after soldier's death

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to gift a residential plot to the widow of a soldier who was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir nearly 18 years ago. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet here, presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The Cabinet approved a proposal of Gram Panchayat, Bijop...

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Minimum temperatures improve in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) The minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir showed improvement on Saturday due to cloud cover, according to the weather office. There would be further improvement in the weather during the next 24 hours, the office added. In Srinagar, the minimum temperature was 4.5 degrees Celsius while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 1.1 and minus 6.5 resp...

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Raise Rohingya, pellet guns with Modi, Amnesty urges Trudeau

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to raise the threatened expulsion of Rohingyas from India during his upcoming visit here, along with issues like use of pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir and justice to 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims. Ahead of Trudeau's week-long India visit from Saturday, Amnesty has al...

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Army chief meets students from J&K

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said. The group of 13 students, accompanied by two teachers, met General Rawat, who shared his experiences while serving in various areas with the students and motivated them to work hard and contribute...

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