Gunfight breaks out in J&K


Srinagar, Jan 21: A gunfight between hiding militants and the security forces began on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district, police said. Following specific information about militant presence in Hapatnar forests of Chrar-e-Sharief area the security forces started a cordon and search operation. “As the cordon was being tightened, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces triggering the ...

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Fresh snow in Himachal, heavy spells likely


Shimla, Jan 21:  After days of dry weather, cold intensified its grip across Himachal Pradesh on Monday with the higher reaches receiving fresh snowfall. The weather bureau also warned of some heavy spells of snow and rain that were likely to hit the state till Wednesday. The temperature remained near freezing point at many places after an overnight spell of ...

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Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, weather woes to continue as WD active in region


Srinagar: Fresh moderate to heavy snowfall was experienced since Friday evening in the Kashmir valley, where weather woes will continue during the next about a week as a Western Disturbance (WD) has hit the region. Summer capital, Srinagar, also received fresh intermittent snowfall since last evening though weather witnessed some improvement as the day progressed, helping to resume air traffic. ...

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Fresh avalanche warning issued, police issue advisory


Srinagar, Jan 19: A fresh avalanche warning has been issued on Saturday evening in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region following forecast for heavy snowfall during the next about a week. Meanwhile, police has also issued traffic advisory in Srinagar to avoid any accident. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today issued fresh avalanche warning in nine avalanche prone districts of ...

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After alleged abuse, Saudi teen refugee in Canada wants to fight for women


Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun captured the world’s attention with a trail of tweets from her hotel room at Bangkok’s airport, where she holed up after Thai authorities initially barred her from travelling on to Australia. A Saudi teen who caused an international sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad on Tuesday vowed to fight for women’s freedoms in her ...

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