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Government taking steps to restore peace in Kashmir: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With the security forces having an upper hand in the Kashmir Valley, the government is taking all steps to ensure a return of normalcy to the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. There was a situation (in the valley) when civil disobedience was at its peak. There were thousands of stone-pelters. Terrorists were picking their targets as they lik...

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Militants kill soldier near LoC in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) A soldier was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place near the Choken Post in Keran sector. The operation against the militants is still going on, an official said. --IANS sq/mr ...

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Sub-zero temperatures in Kashmir, Leh coldest

Srinagar, Nov 22 (IANS) Night temperatures throughout the valley dropped below freezing point on Wednesday as Srinagar witnessed its coldest night of the season at minus two degrees Celsius. Partially cloudy sky has been forecast in Jammu and Kashmir till Thursday. Leh town was the coldest in the state today as the minimum temperature was minus 11.4 degrees Celsius. Kargil town r...

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Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meme on official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress online magazine 'Yuva Desh' targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dubbed deplorable by the BJP on Tuesday, with the Congress youth wing later apologising for it. The meme also draw disapproval from the Congress, BJP's Union Ministers and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. Though t...

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Singapore offers J&K help in 'critical areas': Drabu

Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) The Singapore government has offered technical support to Jammu and Kashmir for skill, riverfront development and water management, a minister said here on Tuesday. Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, who returned after a 3-day visit to Singapore said: We held extensive deliberations with the Ministers, government officials and experts in Singapore on how best the experti...

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Soldier, three militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) A soldier and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Police said the militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a battle with security forces in Magam area. The operation against the militants in Magam area has ended but another gunfight started between the se...

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Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2

Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius. The coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir was, however, Leh where the minimum was minus 10.2, an official of the Met Department said here. While Kargil town was at minus 6.6 degrees Celsius. In the city here, for the first time ...

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Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said. The security forces cordoned off Magam area in Handwara after receiving specific information about the presence of the militants. As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants a gun b...

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SC stays NGT order on new approach to Vaishno Devi temple

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunals order to direct the Vaishno Devi temple authorities to open a new approach road for use by pedestrians and battery-operated vehicles from November 24. Issuing a notice, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta stayed the tribunal's November 13 order as the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shr...

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CMs Shivraj, Amarinder jump on anti-'Padmavati' wagon, Mamata says attack on freedom of expression

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Even as the release of Padmavati has been deferred, three Chief Ministers on Monday jumped into the controversy with Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing a ban on the film in his state, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.

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Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Police said an FIR had been lodged against two newspapers for passing off a Jammu based civilian Majid Khatana as the militant killed in Hajin encounter on Saturday. The two newspa...

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Militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) A local militant was killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Security forces laid a cordon around Chopan Mohalla in Tral area following information about the presence of militants. As the security forces closed in on the hiding militants, they fired at the surrounding security forces tr...

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NC MLA urges CM to ban 'Padmavati' in J&K

Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) Senior National Conference (NC) leader and MLA Devender Rana on Monday urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to ban the release of 'Padmavati' in Jammu and Kashmir, whenever it gets the go-ahead from the CBFC. In a letter addressed to Mehbooba Mufti, Rana said: The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' is likely to hurt the sentiments of a particular community...

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J&K youth gives up weapons, returns home

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that another youth who had joined the militant ranks, gave up weapons and has returned to his family. In a statement the state police said: Responding to the appeal of parents, one more youth who had joined militant ranks has returned home in South Kashmir. Monday's development comes after Majid Khan, a second ye...

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Leh records lowest temperature in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Ladakh's Leh town recorded the lowest minimum temperature in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, the weather office said. At minus 6.7 degrees Celsius today (Monday), Leh was the coldest town in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day. The maximum temperature on Sunday was 5.1 degrees Celsius in Leh and 9.2 in Kargil, a Met officia...

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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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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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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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