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Cop, civilian among 4 killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Two militants, a civilian and a policeman were killed on Friday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Police sources said the civilian was identified as Muhammad Yusuf, the house owner where the militants were holed up. The gun battle is on in Khiram village of Srigufwara area. Hafeeza, the ...

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Policeman injured in Srinagar militant attack succumbs

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A policeman injured in a militant attack here in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15 succumbed to critical injuries in a hospital on Friday. Police said head constable Habibullah who was injured along with another policeman and two civilians in a militant in Kaka Sarai area has succumbed to injuries in the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here.

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Civilian injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A woman was injured on Friday during a gunfire exchange between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Police said she sustained the gunshot injury in the Srigufwara village gun battle site. Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in the district to check spread of any kind of rumours. Earlier, the ...

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Gunfight breaks out in J&K

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said. Police said security forces laid a cordon around Srigufwara village following specific information about the presence of militants there. As the security forces tightened the cordon around hiding militants, they fired, triggerin...

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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

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War of words between Omar, Ram Madhav on J&K developments

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A bitter war of words started on Thursday between former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav after the former alleged that the PDP-BJP split was a Bollywood-inspired fixed match. In a tweet, Abdullah claimed that the recent split between the PDP-BJP alliance was a Bollywood inspired fixed match and alleged ...

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Vohra calls all-party meet to discuss J&K situation

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has called an all-party meeting here on Friday to discuss the security situation in the state, officials said here on Thursday. The officials said for the all-party meeting, called in the wake of imposition of the Governor's rule, invitations have been sent to heads of state units of national political parties. After ...

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Separatist leaders detained, shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Authorities on Thursday placed senior separatist leaders under detention in the summer capital Srinagar to prevent their participation in a protest shutdown that derailed life in the Kashmir Valley. Police took Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of pro-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), into preventive custody here to stop him from taking out a protest ...

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3 UP youth questioned in Kashmir stone pelting case

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Three youth have been detained and are being questioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged complicity in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district, police said on Thursday. The police has constituted a team of the local intelligence unit (LIU) to probe their background and to question their families, an official said. Th...

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J&K BJP chief claims getting death threats from Pakistan

Jammu, June 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's BJP unit chief Ravinder Raina on Thursday said the he has been receiving death threats calls from Pakistan. I have already informed Governor N.N.Vohra and the security agencies about these threats. These calls were made from different Pakistani cities including Karachi and Rawalpandi and Muzaffarbad over the past couple of days, he said.<...

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Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday. The arrest was made from Pune on Tuesday and he is being brought to Lucknow on transit remand. Inspector General of ATS Aseem Arun said that soon after his arrival, Shah...

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Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Thursday. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a grouping of separatists headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, called for the shutdown against the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari and continuing killings of civilians in Kashmir. Sh...

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Udaan scheme getting very good response in J&K: Minister

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The 'Udaan' programme to provide skills training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir, has received a very good response from the people there, said Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday. A scheme named Udaan is going on in Kashmir. The state government, Home Ministry and our Ministry are...

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Create congenial atmosphere to hold election in J&K, Congress to centre

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after BJP ended its alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and the state came under Governor's rule, Congress on Wednesday accused both parties of betraying the people's aspirations in the lust of power and demanded the Central government ensure a congenial atmosphere for conduct of fresh elections. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said...

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Policeman killed, two injured in J&K attack

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) One policeman was killed and two others were injured in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said. In the first attack after the state came under Governor's Rule, militants fired at a police vehicle in Kandizal area near Galander bypass in Pulwama, injuring three policemen. The injured policemen were shifted to th...

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B.V.R. Subrahmanyam new J&K Chief Secretary

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) IAS officer B.V.R. Subrahmanyam was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, it was announced on Wednesday. The Cabinet Committee on Appointments had earlier in the day placed the services of Subrahmanyam, presently posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Home, in Chhattisgarh, at the disposal of the state government. It was ...

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After coalition fiasco, what is roadmap for normalcy in J&K, Congress asks BJP

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of setting Jammu and Kashmir on a fire of anarchy and radicalization in its three years coalition rule with PDP, the Congress on Wednesday sought to know from it and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to what plans they had for bringing normalcy and peace back to the state. The BJP, in its pursuit of power and political opportunism, in the past thr...

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Assembly in suspended animation helps horse trading: Omar

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his demand for dissolving the state assembly stems from the fact that the state of suspended animation it presently in helps in horse trading. No major political party staked claim to government formation after Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government collapsed on Tuesday after the BJP withdrew ...

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Governor's rule not to affect anti-terror operations: Army chief

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The political change in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations which will continue as before the Ramadan ceasefire, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said here on Wednesday. We do not think there will be any change. We don't have any political interference. There has never been a stop on how Army has to carry out its operations. We have very stric...

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Difficult, but decision taken in larger interest: Ram Madhav

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said the decision of pulling out of ruling coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was a difficult thing to digest for him but it was taken in the larger interest of people of the state and India. I was one of the persons involved in bringing this alliance together. I worked for 40 days with (PDP leader) Haseeb D...

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