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Met dept predicts another spell of rain, snowfall in J&K


Jammu: In Jammu & Kashmir, met department has predicted another spell of rain in plains and snowfall over higher reaches between Wednesday to Friday. On the other hand the cold conditions continued in the region due to prevailing dry weather. Talking to AIR, met department Director Sonam Lotus informed that the coming spell will be of lower intensity. He said ...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway remains shut for 6th day


Jammu, Feb 11: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the sixth consecutive day on Monday, stranding hundreds of vehicles and creating a crisis of essential supplies in the Kashmir Valley. “Even as hectic landslide clearance operation was on in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector, a massive landslide hit the highway at Marog on Sunday, delaying the opening of the highway,” a traffic ...

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Former Beerwah MLA quits PDP


SRINAGAR: Former member of legislative assembly from central Kashmir’s Beerwah constituency, Mohammad Shafi, resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party  in Jammu and Kashmir citing personal reasons on Sunday “I hereby tender my resignation from the basic membership of the PDP for personal reasons,” Shafi said in a letter to party president Mehbooba Mufti. Shafi had won the 2008 assembly elections ...

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Candlelight protest in Trehgam on eve of Maqbool Bhat anniversary


Srinagar: A candlelight protest was staged by dozens of people at Trehgam, the native village of JKLF founder Maqbool Bhat in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said dozens of people assembled in the village on Sunday evening and staged a candlelight protest outside the ancestral home of Bhat, who was executed at New Delhi’s Tihar jail on February 11 35 ...

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Probe ordered into assault on Shopian woman by cops


Family resisted arrest of suspect in minor’s abduction: J&K Police SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday ordered a probe into the assault on a woman on Saturday night in Shopian district where a police party in hot trail of suspects wanted in a minor’s abduction raided a residential house. A police spokesperson said the incident happened in Shadab ...

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Afzal Guru squad carried out the attack in Lal Chowk: Jaish


CRPF officer among 11 injured in Lal Chowk grenade blast SRINAGAR: Authorities in Kashmir on Sunday said suspected militants lobbed a grenade at security forces in Srinagar, injuring a CRPF sub-inspector, six forces personnel and four civilians. A police statement said a sub-inspector of CRPF along with six forces personnel and four civilians were injured when militants lobbed a grenade ...

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Mehbooba praises Imran Khan, targets BJP-led Centre


Kashmir’s politicians sing Pakistan’s songs when out of power: BJP Srinagar: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking steps to name a forest reserve after Guru Nanak Dev, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP’s Jitendra Singh who is in the PMO. The former chief minister also hit out at the BJP-led Centre ...

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Students among 538 people airlifted: IAF


SRINAGAR: As many as 538 people, including 319 GATE aspirants, were airlifted in separate sorties by the Indian Air Force (IAF) between the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar, a defence spokesman said Saturday. The IAF launched the special sorties of C17 Globemaster and came into assistance of GATE aspirants, the locals and tourists who were stuck in the ...

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Pellets injure scores at encounter site


SRINAGAR: Official said on Sunday that at least dozen protesters suffered injuries during clashes with government forces near the site of the encounter in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Witnesses said security resorted to intense teargas and pellet firing on protesters after clashes broke near the gunfight site in Kulgam district on Sunday. “At least dozen persons were injured during the ...

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5 Hizb militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

KULGAM, KASHMIR, INDIA-APRIL 11 : Indian army soldiers are seen near the gun-battle site in Khudwani area of south Kashmir's Kulgam some 60 kilometers from Srinagar the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir on April 11, 2018. Four civilians were killed by government forces after the clashes erupt following a gun battle between rebels and Indian forces,one Indian army soldier was also killed in an ongoing encounter,police said

PhD scholar among slain SRINAGAR: Five Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in a 10-hour gunfight in Kellam village of the restive south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday morning. According to reports, a team of the police, army and paramilitary forces started a cordon and search operation in the village on Saturday night following inputs about the presence o militants. A ...

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