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Kashmir shuts down to protest Hurriyat arrests

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Normal life in the Kashmir Valley was paralyzed on Tuesday as shops and other businesses remained closed due to restrictions imposed by the government and shutdown called by separatists to protest the arrest of seven Hurriyat leaders for allegedly funding terrorism in the state. The authorities imposed curfew in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist-called prot...

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Delhi court sends Kashmiri separatists in 10-day NIA custody

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday remanded seven Kashmiri separatists, arrested a day earlier on charges of taking funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley, in NIA custody for 10 days. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the National Investigation Agency to quiz Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah...

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Delhi court sends Kashmiri separatists to 10-day NIA custody

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday remanded seven Kashmiri separatists, who were arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley, in NIA custody for 10 days. During in-camera proceedings, Judge Poonam Bamba allowed the NIA to quiz Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam...

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NIA arrests two from UP in terror funding case

New Delhi/Kanpur, July 25 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two more people in connection with its probe into Pakistan's terror funding in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. The two, who were held in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, have been identified as Atif and Asif, an official said. Atif was arrested on charges of providing weapons and ammunition t...

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Trade between Srinagar, Muzaffarabad suspended

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad was suspended on Tuesday after authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir said no trade will take place this week. Authorities at the Trade Facilitation Centre near the border town of Uri in Baramulla district said they had received a letter from authorities in Pakistan saying there would ...

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First Haj flight leaves Srinagar for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) The first Haj flight with 420 pilgrims aboard took off from here on Tuesday for Saudi Arabia. Although the first Haj flight was scheduled to leave at 9 a.m., it got delayed and took off at 10.05 a.m. for Medina in Saudi Arabia. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Haj and Auqaf Minister Farooq Andrabi saw off the pilgrims at the Srinagar international airpor...

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Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar to prevent separatist-called protests against the arrest made in a terror funding case. Separatist leaders -- Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who had called for the shutdown were placed under house arrest in Srinagar, while Yasin Malik was lodged in the Srinagar Centra...

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678 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) A fresh batch of 678 pilgrims left here on Tuesday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. Over 2.50 Lakh pilgrims have so far performed the yatra which started on June 29. Another batch of 678 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 20 vehicles at 2.55 a.m., the official said. The pilgrims use the Jammu-Sri...

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Seven held for terror funding, Hurriyat calls for Kashmir shutdown

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven key Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Nayeem Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Aftab Hilali Shah alias Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar Khandey, Peer Saifullah and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal were ar...

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Hurriyat calls for shutdown over leaders' arrest

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Calling the Monday arrest of seven of its leaders revengeful and arbitrary, the Hurriyat leadership has called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik gave the call for a 'Kashmir Bandh' to condemn what they called were the revengeful, arbitrary, and illegal arrests. ...

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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven prominent Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Speaking to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Police sources in Srinagar and an NIA official in Delhi identified the seven as Nayeem Khan, Faro...

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NIA arrests seven Hurriyat leaders for terror funding

Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Speaking to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Police sources in Srinagar and an NIA official in Delhi identified the seven as Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar ...

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NIA arrests 7 Kashmiri separatists for terror funding

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven Kashmiri separatist leaders who have allegedly received funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley. Those arrested included Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Shah and moderate Hurriyat chairman's close aide Shahid-ul-Is...

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Army apologizes for beating up eight policemen

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) The Army has apologized for beating up eight policemen in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district, a senior police official said on Monday. The Army has apologized and ordered a court of inquiry, Inspector General of Police Munir Ahmad Khan told the media here. This happened after the Director General of Police lodged a strong protest against the Saturday ...

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20 arrested for Kashmir police officer's lynching

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said it has arrested 20 persons accused in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit over a month ago. Pandit was lynched on June 23 by a mob outside the city's biggest mosque in Nowhatta area where he was deployed to regulate entry of devotees. The 20 main accused involved in the lynching ...

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673 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 24 (IANS) A batch of 673 pilgrims on Monday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Another batch of 673 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 2.50 a.m. in an escorted convoy of 24 vehicles for the Valley today, officials said here. Since the 40-day long Amarnath Yatra started on June 29, Monday's batch of 673 pilgrims is the lowest numbe...

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Kashmiri politician Tarigami suffers heart block

Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kahsmir politician and top communist leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami suffered a heart block on Sunday and was immediately rushed to the Srinagar medical institute. Tarigami, who has represented Kulgam continuously since 1996, faced multiple problems during last night at his Srinagar residence and was rushed to Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical ...

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CRPF troopers thrash company commander after a colleague dies

Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Angry CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir thrashed their company commander on Sunday after a trooper died as he was denied permission to visit hospital for treatment. Police sources said a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper died in Wanpoh area of Anantnag district. Angry colleagues of the deceased trooper trashed their company commander, alleging ...

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Three overground militant workers arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Police on Sunday arrested three overground workers (OWGs) of militants in summer capital Srinagar and recovered an AK-47 rifle from their possession. Police sources said here on Sunday that three OWGs of militants were arrested in Tengpora (Batmaloo) area of Srinagar city. They were arrested while moving in a car. One AK-47 rifle has been recovered from t...

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Army foils infiltration bid on LoC; militant killed

Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) A militant was killed on Sunday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector in Jammu and Kashmir where the army foiled an infiltration bid. One terrorist has been killed in Machil sector of Kupwara district of the LoC today where the army has foiled an infiltration bid. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. The operation against the in...

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