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Encounter breaks out in Rafiabad forests

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Srinagar, Aug 8: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Veege top area of Rafiabad town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. An official said that a joint team of Army’s 9 Para commandos, 32 RR, and SOG Cordoned off Veege top area of Rafiabad, following specific inputs about the presence of some militants in the area. ...

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69 militants infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir this year: Govt

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Sixty-nine militants have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till June this year, Lok Sabha was informed today. There were 133 attempts of infiltration by militants from across the border and there were 69 net infiltrations, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in written reply to a question. Ahir said till ...

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US Ambassador meets JK Governor, discusses Indo-US ties

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Kenneth I. Juster, Ambassador of United States of America to India, accompanied by Alexi Lefevre, Political Officer and Sukesh, Senior Political Specialist, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said the US ambassador discussed matters relating to further strengthening of the rapidly advancing India–US understanding on several fronts with the ...

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Police arrest three youth over charges of ‘stone pelting’

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrest three “stone pelters” from Wanbal Rawal Pora area of Srinagar, last night. An official said that they have arrested three stone-pelters who were pelting stones at forces deployed near Wanbal Rawalpora. The trio are being identified as Suhaib Ahmad Dar, 13, son of Mehraj din, a resident of Mochwa. Javaid Ahmad ...

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Heavy downpour brings respite from scorching heat in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Torrential rains lashed Kashmir today, bringing much needed respite to the residents of the Valley from the unusually high temperatures over the past 10 days. Heavy rainfall started early this morning at most places in Kashmir, including Srinagar, causing water-logging in the city centre and Lal Chowk and other areas of the city, officials said. The downpour resulted ...

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Nothing to celebrate about SC deferment order: PDP chief spokesperson

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Srinagar, Aug 6: Peoples Democratic Party chief spokesperson, Rafi Ahmad Mir Monday said there was nothing to celebrate in Supreme Court’s order defering the hearing on petitions challenging Article 35-A “Deferment of SC hearing is nothing to be celebrated about. GoI will have to take a clear stand & the Hon. @jandkgovernor must ensure that the state is on a strong ...

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Article 35-A Row: District Bar Association protests in Kishtwar

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Kishtwar, Aug 6: Members of District Bar Association Kishtwar Monday held protest march against the possible abrogation of Article 35-A. The members were holding placards with slogans in favour of retention of Article 35A. Several locals also joined the protest. The speakers during the protest appealed to all people of the state to come and join hands against any tinkering of ...

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Article 35-A: Police foil KEA protest march to UN office

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Srinagar, Aug 6: Police on Monday foiled the protest march of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and detained its leader Farooq Ahmed Dar along with several traders who tried to march towards to the United Nations Military observer group office Sonwar. Carrying banners and chanting slogans, traders assembled at Lalchowk to register their protest against attempts to abrogate special status of Jammu ...

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