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Youth's body found in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a youth who had been shot dead was found on Sunday at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Police said the victim was identified as Gowhar Ahmad Dar. The orchard is located in Urpana (Nagbal) village. The family of the youth said he had left home on Saturday evening. --IANS sq/mr/py ...

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Search operation carried out in Kashmir's Shopian, no militants found

Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Security forces on Saturday carried out massive searches in nearly a dozen villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district but did not find any militants during the operation, police said. The operation was carried out in around a dozen villages in Shopian district today and it has ended peacefully, said a police officer. Personnel of the army's counter-i...

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PDP activist killed by militants

Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) An activist of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead by militants in the state's Anantnag district on Saturday, police said. Militants barged into the house of Muhammad Ishaq Parray in Dialgam area of Anantnag and fired at him from close range, a police officer said. A critically injured Parray was taken to Anantnag hospit...

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More troops deployed in south Kashmir after Amarnath yatra

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has deployed additional troops in south Kashmir after spurt in terror activities in the area this year, informed sources said. The sources said on Friday that four battalions deployed for the Amarnath yatra, which got over on August 7, have been redeployed in the Kashmir Valley. Two battalions have been deployed along the National Highway ...

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Cabinet colleagues recall Naidu's qualities as politician

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday described former Cabinet colleague and incumbent Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu as a common man's politician with the cause of farmers and poor close to his heart. Speaking about the book Tireless Voice, Relentless Journey, a compilation of Naidu's select parliamentary speeches and articles, Un...

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Repression can't resolve Kashmir problem, compassion can: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday warned India that repression can never resolve the Kashmir problem and killing one militant will only produce 10 more. Delivering a fiery speech at the Friday congressional prayers inside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area, Mirwaiz Umer said: Aggression and repression can never resolve issues but only aggravate...

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Killing militants won't resolve Kashmir problem: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said on Friday that unless the Kashmir issue was resolved in line with the aspirations of Kashmiris, killing one militant will only produce 10 more. Addressing a huge Friday congregation at the Jamia Masjid in the old city, the Mirwaiz said: Aggression and repression can never resolve issues but only aggravate them.

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Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha-led delegation on Thursday met former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in addition to an interaction with some local students. Sinha and his delegation called on both the Abdullahs separately. Sources in the National Conference said the party leaders reiterated their position regarding the Con...

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Businessman close to Geelani arrested in terror money trail

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent businessman close to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of acting as a conduit for passing money received from Pakistan to militants, separatists and stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley. Wattali, an influential businessman known to be friends with Pakistani leaders and separatists ...

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Prominent Kashmiri businessman arrested in terror funding case

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a close aide of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of funding terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Wattali was arrested from Srinagar, a day after the NIA searched multiple locations in the Kashmir Valley, including the businessman's offic...

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Three held, arms, ammunition seized in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Three persons were arrested in Jammu & Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday and recovered arms and ammunition from them, police said. The arrests and the seizure were made by a joint army and police team in Sumbal area of Bandipora, a police officer said. On a specific information, police and Rashtriya Rifles launched a cordon and search operation ...

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LeT commander Ayub Lalhari killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Notching another major success, security forces killed top LeT commander Ayub Lalhari on Wednesday in a gunfight in Pulwama district, days after Hizbul Mujahideen's top commander Yasin Itoo was killed in a gunfight in Shopian. Ayub Lelhari District Commander LeT killed in Pulwama. Yet another success in the fight against militancy, the state police said on its Twi...

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NIA widens net in Kashmir terror money trail

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday widened its net in the Kashmir terror money trail and conducted searches at a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the houses of a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a lawyer - both said to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The fresh operation was a follow-up search by the National Investigation...

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LeT commander killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A top LeT commander was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. Police said security forces surrounded an orchard in Banderpora (Koil) village of Pulwama district following information about militants hiding there. When the security forces tightened the cordon, they were fired at ...

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Soldier injured in Pakistan firing dies

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A soldier who sustained injuries when the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control on August 4 succumbed to his injuries here on Wednesday, officials said. The soldier identified as Havaldar Narendra Singh was undergoing treatment at the Army's 92 base hospital in Srinagar. After battling for life for 12 days, the soldier succumbed to cr...

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Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 places in J&K

New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided a dozen places in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its ongoing probe into the terror funding to stoke unrest in the valley. The searches were carried out in Srinagar, Baramulla and Handwara to probe the funding from Pakistan and militant groups based there, an NIA official said. Thos...

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Terror funding case: NIA raids 12 places in J&K

New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided a dozen places in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its ongoing probe into the terror funding to stoke unrest in the valley. The searches were carried out in Srinagar, Baramulla and Handwara to probe the funding from Pakistan and militant groups based there, an NIA official said. Thos...

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Woman injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) A woman was injured on Tuesday in firing by the Pakistan Army in violation of ceasefire along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. Pakistan Army indulged in unprovoked firing in violation of the ceasefire along the LoC in Nambla and Baaz areas of Uri sector, an army spokesperson said here. --IANS sq/ahm/dg <...

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Modi's I-Day speech 'most disappointing', insensitive towards Gorakhpur deaths: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech as most disappointing and slammed him for being insensitive towards the deaths of over 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital last week. The party also said that Modi's promise of curbing black money remains a sham. On Gorakhpur, he has not shown his sensitivity and has ...

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India celebrates 71st Independence Day -- peacefully

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day peacefully, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that goli (bullet) and gaali (abuse) cannot resolve the Kashmir problem. Millions poured out of their homes to take part in events big and small all across the country. A shutdown called by separatists affected life in the Kashmir Valley and in some parts...

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