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Civilian injured in accidental firing at J&K militant's funeral

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Sunday in an accidental firing during the funeral of a slain militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, informed sources said. Eyewitnesses said civilian Fayaz Ahmad was injured in the foot in Katrasoo village when the rifle of a militant went off accidentally during the funeral of Mudaser Bhat, who along with two others were kill...

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Navy chief calls on J&K Governor

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Sunday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra here, official sources said. An official statement said that Admiral Lanba, who is visiting the state, met Vohra at the Raj Bhavan and discussed a range of issues relating to effective national security management, including challenges faced in the state. <...

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Three LeT militants who killed constable shot dead

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, who tortured and killed a trainee police constable on Saturday, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. A police statement said that in a significant breakthrough, concerted efforts of the security forces resulted in the elimination of the prime accused involved in Saturday's a...

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Three militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, involved in killing of a police constable on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in Kulgam district, police said. While confirming that all the three militants involved in killing of the trainee constable had been eliminated during the gunfight in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, states police chief S.P. Vaid said:...

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Gunfight starts in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A gunfight started on Sunday between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Police said security forces acting on specific information launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani village of south Kashmir. As the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire triggering an encounter, police said. ...

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Polish couple celebrates marriage in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) A Polish couple celebrated their wedding here on Saturday in the traditional Kashmiri style. The couple, Wlodek and Bata, dressed in typical local dress hosted their wedding reception on the banks of the Jhelum River. We decided to host our wedding reception in Kashmir because we are impressed by the grandeur and beauty of the place, the couple said. <...

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Trainee constable's bullet-riddled body found in Kulgam

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of militants killing policemen and soldiers, the bullet-riddled body of a trainee constable was found in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday. Police said Muhammad Saleem Shah was abducted from his Matalhama village and that his body was found in Qaimoh area of the district. The trainee constable had come home on leave from ...

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Two CRPF troopers injured in J&K firing

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in firing by militants on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. Militants fired at the CRPF party in Bamzoo village while they were patrolling on the Anantnag-Pahalgam road, police sources said. A cordon and search operation is underway in the area. --IANS <...

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Militants abduct trainee cop in Kulgam

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of militants targeting policemen and other personnel of the security forces, a trainee police constable was abducted from his home in south Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday, the police said. Muhammad Saleem Shah was undergoing training in Police Training School, Kathua, the police said, adding he had come home on leave. He belongs to M...

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) An infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday leading to a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, defence sources said. Alert troops challenged a group of militants in the Tangdhar sector of the LoC earlier in the day, escalating into the gun battle that was still on at 11.30 a.m, Defence Ministry sources sa...

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Kupwara town shuts over minor's brutal murder

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) North Kashmir's Kupwara town shut in protest on Friday after the body of a brutally murdered minor boy was found on Thursday. Authorities closed educational institutions in the town and suspended mobile Internet services as a precautionary measure after a complete shutdown. The victim, 10-year-old Umar Farooq, belonged to Gulgam village. Scores of...

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Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir's politicians

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir's political meadow of expedient opportunities, the same warning is now visiting mainstream politicians. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir,...

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SIT to probe minor boy's death in J&K

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe a minor boy's death in Kupwara district. Umar Farooq's body was discovered in an orchard in Kupwara on Thursday. He had gone missing from Gulgam village three days back. A police statement issued on Friday said the SIT would be headed by an Additional Superintendent...

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Committees to hold panchayat, urban bodies elections formed in J&K

Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday constituted committees to conduct preparatory work for holding elections to local urban bodies and panchayats. An order issued by the state General Administration Department (GAD) said that for the state-level committee, the Principal Secretary (Home) would be the chairman and state police chief, state intelligenc...

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LeT militant killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday, police said. The militant was identified as a Pakistani national. The gunfight in Batapora village of Handwara area of the district started after a joint patrol of the security forces, searching the area following inputs abo...

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Militants fire at police in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Militants fired at a group of policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Thursday but no one was hurt. Police said the incident took place in the by-pass area of Sopore town. --IANS sq/mr ...

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Vohra orders debarring of 'dubious' traders from cross LoC trade

Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra on Wednesday ordered that re-verification of all traders engaged in cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade should be undertaken and those with dubious credentials should be debarred from engaging in this trade. He gave the direction at a high-level meeting of officials here to review issues related to LoC trade and to identify exis...

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J&K bans cable TV carriage of 30 channels

Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has directed cable television operators to stop airing 30 television channels, including controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV, among several others that originate from Pakistan. Sources said the decision was taken by Governor N.N. Vohra after the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting took up the issue with the state government.<...

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Rahul expresses solidarity with Kashmir IAS officer

Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Shah Faesal, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre who faces disciplinary action for voicing his views on social media. Gandhi said in a letter to Faesal: I write to you in solidarity against the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to initiate an inquiry ...

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Army, police discuss ways to stop recruitment into militant ranks

Srinagar, July 17 (IANS) Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district to work out strategies to check the recruitment of local youths into militant ranks. Lt General A.K. Bhatt, Commander of the Army's Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told reporters: We met to discuss ways and means to tackle fresh recruitment into militants ranks in Kashmir. <...

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