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Wani's aide killed in Kashmir, one dead amid protests; Hurriyat calls for shutdown

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar, a close aide of militant 'poster boy' Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday after a gunfight in Tral in south Kashmir, triggering widespread protests in the Valley once again, with one civilian death reported and 35 injured, including five policemen. Authorities were bracing to prevent a recurrence of the 2016 unrest th...

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Sabzar Bhat, Burhan's close aide, was top on the wanted list

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander killed in a gunfight with security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's Tral, turned to militancy in April 2015 after the killing of Khalid Muzaffar, the younger brother of slain militant Burhan Wani. The killing of Muzaffar, who was a teenager, provoked Bhat, who lived in the same vicinity in Tral, to snatch a r...

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J&K tourist footfalls nosedive, sops announced

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The average daily tourist footfall to Jammu and Kashmir has nosedived to about 5,000 in March and April this year, an official of the northernmost state said here on Saturday. If the situation was in control then we would have had at least 10,000 tourists per day visiting our state. This is the peak time, but we have not seen a spurt in numbers. We are hoping the f...

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Hurriyat calls for two-day shutdown in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) The Hurriyat Conference on Saturday called for a two-day valley wide shutdown following the killing of militant commander Sabzar Bhat, which triggered protests and one civilian was killed. At least 35 people got injured in clashes in different areas of Kashmir Valley with five security personnel also receiving bullet injuries, officials said. Five security...

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Wani's aide killed in Kashmir, one dead as protests break out

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Top Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat alias Abu Zarar, a close aide of militant 'poster boy' Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday after a gunfight in Tral in south Kashmir, triggering widespread protests in the Valley once again, with one civilian death reported. Authorities were bracing up to prevent a recurrence of the 2016 unrest that saw nearly a 100 dead. In ...

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Two militants including Hizbul commander killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Bhat who succeeded slain militant, leader Burhan Wani, was killed on Saturday along with another militant in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama that triggered protests in the Kashmir Valley. Director General of Police (DGP), S.P. Vaid confirmed Bhat's death. Bhat alias Abu Zarar had succeeded Wani who was killed ...

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Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Saturday in south Kashmir's Pulwama district in an ongoing operation with security forces, police said. The bodies were recovered from the site in Saimoh village, Tral town. One body was identified as that of Sabzar Bhat alias Abu Zarar, who had succeeded former Hizbul commander Burhan Wani who was killed on ...

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 6 militants

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Six militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district as the Army foiled an infiltration bid, according to defence sources. A group of militants was challenged by the alert troops on the Indian side of the LoC in Rampur sector. The operation is ongoing in the area. The infiltration attempt has been foi...

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Rs 15 lakh looted from Kashmir ATM

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Burglars looted Rs 15 lakh from an ATM in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Saturday. The burglars looted the money from a J&K Bank ATM in Unisoo village in Langate area late Friday night. An FIR has been lodged and investigations are on, a police official said. Fearing robbery attempts by gunmen, the authorities of J&K B...

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Gunfight erupts in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Saturday between militants and security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants including a commander, Sabzar Bhat are believed to be trapped inside a house in Saimoh village, Tral town. On Friday evening, a patrol party of 42 Rashtriya Rifles was fired at by militants in Tral, but th...

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 4 militants

Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Four intruding militants were killed on Saturday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district as the army foiled an infiltration bid, said defence sources. A group of militants was challenged by the alert troops on the Indian side of the LoC in Rampur sector. The operation is ongoing in the area. The infiltration attempt has been ...

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Shah lauds Major Gogoi, hopes J&K situation will look up soon

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday expressed confidence that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will be brought under control soon and things will start looking up sooner than later. I assure the people of country that Narendra Modi-led BJP government has taken Kashmir situation very seriously and is watching the situation very minutely. T...

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Attack by Pakistan's BAT unit repulsed in Uri, two killed: Army

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The Army said on Friday it has foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir and killed two of the intruders. The bodies of the slain BAT personnel have not be retrieved as these are lying in the 'no man's land' on the LoC, defence sources said here. The sources dubbed BAT attacks fr...

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Clashes erupt in Sopore, Srinagar after Friday prayers

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Clashes broke out between protestors and security forces after Friday prayers in north Kashmir's Sopore town and Old City in Srinagar. Police said a group of protestors raised slogans against the government and indulged in stone-pelting at the deployed security forces in Sopore town after the congregational Friday prayers. Police used tear smoke to dispers...

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Kashmiri group wants speedy probe against Major

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) An influential citizens group in Kashmir on Friday demanded a speedy police investigation against Major Leetul Gogoi for using a Kashmiri man as a human shield against stone pelters, and demanded withdrawal/deferment of an Army award to him till the probe is completed. The Group of Concerned Citizens also questioned Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's silence on the w...

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BAT attack repulsed in Uri, two infiltrators killed: Army

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) The Army said on Friday it has foiled Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) attack on the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir and killed two infiltrating militants. The bodies of the slain militants have not be retrieved as these are laying in the 'no-man's land' on the LoC, defence sources said here. The sources du...

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Amit Shah lauds Major involved in human shield incident

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday lauded Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for saving the lives of people by tying a man in front of his jeep as a shield to avoid stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir. The work that Major Gogoi has done... saving the lives of the election party and the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, I appreciate it and also supp...

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Army patrol attacked in Uri, two Pakistani border personnel killed

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) An Indian Army patrol was attacked by the Pakistan Army's Border Action Team (BAT) in Uri sector near the Line of Control on Friday, in which two BAT personnel were killed, army sources said. The operation is still on, the sources added. --IANS ao/rn ...

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J&K's first professional football academy launched

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's first professional football academy was launched at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) in Srinagar in a bid to boost sports in the state. Minister of Youth Welfare and Sports Molvi Imran Raza Ansari, who launched the academy on Thursday, said the academy will act as major sports training school and provide players a platform to prepare for national...

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Aiyar-led peaceniks meet Mehbooba, separatist leaders in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A delegation of peace activists led by Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and senior separatist leaders in an effort to create space for dialogue in the unrest-wracked state. Besides Aiyar, the delegation comprised O.P. Shah, Air Vice Marshal (retired) Kapil Kak, Vinod Sharma and Khalid Tufail.<...

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