Colonel M M Rai, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and a policeman were killed in the gunbattle at Mindora village of Tral.
According to relief commissioner, only one family in south Kashmir used the scheme to return.
In past three days, the security forces have killed eight militants in three separate operations.
It said that Hurriyat will fight against any attempt aimed at eroding the special status of J&K or its demographic change
The Srinagar-Banihal four-laning of NH 1A was to be completed in June 2014 but is delayed.
Sources said the MLAs were divided on the question of an alliance with the BJP .
Legislators have switched off phones to avoid the media but are speaking out at party meetings.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Yasin denied the report and said he was misquoted by the news agency.
PDP with 28 is followed by BJP with 25 and if Sajad Lone’s two seats are added, they together number 55.
Lone's Peoples Conference won two out of five seats in Kupwara.
Seen as closer to BJP, Gupta can join hands with the party if they fall short of required numbers.
The BJP had not fielded a candidate against Lone and many of his other party candidates in north Kashmir.
"We are not in a hurry to cobble up numbers. Will explore possibilities to give a credible govt," said Mehbooba.
The BJP said they are not responsible for what happened to the ground.
It was an improvement on the 45% recorded in 2008.
The people of south Kashmir will also decide the fate of two Congress ministers Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Peerzada Mohammad Saeed.
Increased turnout in Tral, Sopore to prevent BJP win
Several of the seats voting are in separatist strongholds, prompting a boycott-wary Election Commission into clustering a number of booths.
Says attackers were looking for civilian targets
Yousuf had been accused of taking money from party leaders in exchange for posts.
Five sitting Jammu & Kashmir MLAs are seeking at least a fifth victory, including two who have had unbroken runs. Basharaat Masood reports
71% turnout in voting at 18 constituencies
At the rally, Mufti also took a dig at BJP saying his party would “act as a fortress to defend the distinct identity” of Jammu and Kashmir.
A meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made Lone the target of his opponents while the candidate himself is trying to use it to his advantage.
Nearly 3 months after the Srinagar floods, more than 15,000 cars are at workshops needing repairs, mechanics and spare parts.
Outlining the basics of self rule, PDP has promised closer ties across the Line of Control by making borders irrelevant.
The BJP has of late softened its stand on Article 370, which grants the state a special status.
Though the party is contesting from 32 seats in Kashmir, and has fielded four Pandit candidates, none of those are people who chose to stay back.
The turnout statewide was over 71 per cent.
Police identified the detained youth as Naushad Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Augam village in Kulgam.
Omar Abdullah is banking on the demilitarisation of Tosa Maidan and the creation of administrative units to impress the voters in Beerwah
On possible alliance with BJP, Omar said he was contesting the assembly elections to win a mandate on his own.
Mehboob Beg said the NC announced his candidature in the fifth list as if they were “in doubt” about it.
Hina is, however, banking on “vote for change”. Ironically she sells the BJP in the name of Babri Masjid.
The circular has drawn the attention of the personnel towards the J&K Government Employees (conduct) Rules, 1971.
The BJP candidate from Kangan, Nazir Raina, said the Article 370 was the link that bound Kashmir and India.
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