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Avalanche in J&K’s Gurez sector; five soldiers missing
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

“Two soldiers slipped down the slope in Naugam sector and three soldiers went missing from a forward post in Kanzalwan sub - sector (Gurez Sector) of Kupwara district during heavy snowfall in last 24 hours,’’ Defense spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia said.

Handwara encounter: Three militants, one civilian killed in overnight operation by security forces
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

A 25-year-old woman, identified as Mysra, was also killed in cross firing during the encounter, said a senior police officer.

Gunmen attack Jammu and Kashmir bank cash van, two guards dead
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Army and police cordoned the area to launch search against the gunmen. Police has blamed militants for the attacks on bank vans and bank robberies.

In J&K village, residents allege Army arson and rampage, force denies
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Army, which said its soldiers were on an area domination patrol in Bonmohallah neighbourhood of Hajin, denied the allegations.

J&K police arrest one, claim to have cracked soldier killing case
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the case of the killing of Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar of the Territorial Army, shot dead last month by militants in Shopian when he was back home on leave. The police, however, said they were investigating if the soldier had any link with militants. “We […]

Don’t rejoice at killing of local militants, they are our kids: J&K cop
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Asked whether Mishra’s speech reflects the state police’s thinking, Director General of Police S P Vaid said he needs to check what the officer had actually said. “I think I shouldn’t comment on this issue,” he said.

Three militants killed part of Amarnath bus attack: J&K top cop
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Vaid also announced that two youths who had joined the militant ranks in south Kashmir have returned “home”. He tweeted, ‘’Two more boys shunned the path of violence and returned.... Welcome back home!”

J&K: Abu Ismail successor among two LeT militants killed in encounter
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The police have said the two militants were foreigners. One of them was identified as Furkan, who was the acting divisional commander of Lashkar in south Kashmir.

Four militants killed in two encounters in Jammu and Kashmir
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

The operation was launched by the Army, the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police this morning on inputs of militants hiding in central Kashmir’s Budgam.

J&K: BJP leader Farooq Ahmad’s house set on fire in Sopore
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Locals confirmed that Farooq Ahmad’s house was set on fire. Ahmad is the BJP constituency in-charge at Sopore.

Jammu and Kashmir talks: Dineshwar Sharma meets pellet victims and students
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Sharma told some delegations that he is open to meeting the separatist leadership, especially Hurriyat Conference. He will visit the Valley again in the next two weeks.

November 21 violence in Tihar jail: J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti speaks to Home Secretary on issue
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

After several complaints that Kashmiris detained in Delhi’s Tihar jail are being harassed and allegedly manhandled, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti expressed concern over these reports.

LeT militant held: Army
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Officials said he could be part of the group of three militants who were killed in an encounter around 12 km away from Handwara town on Wednesday.

Mirwaiz: Cosmetic effort to drop cases against first-time stone-pelters
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Mirwaiz said that while the government has announced that youths will be set free, a “beemaar (sick)” youth has been slapped with the Public Safety Act.

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti orders review of cases of stone-pelting against youths
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The review of cases against these youths was a major demand from various sections of society who met Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre’s representative for Kashmir talks.

No militant to return home: Lashkar-e-Toiba
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Five families had appealed to their kin to return home after the Lashkar-e-Toiba allowed footballer Majid Arshid Khan to return on an appeal by his mother.

First-time stone pelters: J&K govt starts withdrawing cases
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The decision to withdraw these cases comes on the recommendation of Dineshwar Sharma, Centre’s representative for Kashmir talks

Soldier, terrorist killed as Army foils infiltration bid
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The Army patrol and a group of militants exchanged fire in Keran sector around 1.30 pm, leaving three soldiers injured, officials said. One soldier succumbed to injuries in the hospital

Kashmir: Three militants, one soldier killed in separate encounters
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Separately, the Army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Zirhama, 11 km from Kupwara town.

J&K: Another militant returns home
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

On Sunday, GOC 15 Corps and the J&K DGP appealed to local militants to return home while announcing that around 190 militants, including 110 foreigners, were killed by the forces since January.

J-K encounter: 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s nephew among six LeT men killed
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

J&K DGP S P Vaid said, “Six LeT terrorists including two commanders, Mehmood and Zargam, were eliminated, and weapons and ammunition recovered from them.’’

Cop, militant killed in J&K shootout
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The Special Operation Group of J&K Police had established a checking point at Zakoora on Friday evening after receiving information about militant movement.

Footballer who joined LeT returns, CM Mehbooba hails mother’s love
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Police said Majid joined Lashkar-e-Taiba and was seen at the funeral of Muzamil Manzoor, a militant killed during a gunfight in Kund. Officials said hours after the IGP’s appeal on Wednesday, asking local militants to return, Majid contacted his family and said he wanted to return.

Footballer joins Lashkar-e-Toiba, police appeal with parents, friends: Come back home
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Because they all recognised the youth carrying an AK 47 — he was Majid Arshid Khan, a promising goalkeeper who, when he was not playing for the local football team, used to work for a well-known charity that provides women and child care, and medical support.

J&K: After CM Mehbooba Mufti appeal to not kill, 3 militants held
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

This comes against the backdrop of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s recent appeal that attempts be made to take local militants alive instead of gunning them down during encounters.

Pakistan not wearing bangles to let India take PoK: Former J-K CM Farooq Abdullah
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Farooq Abdullah had raked up controversy last week when he said that PoK belongs to Pakistan and it won't change even if the two countries fight wars against each other.

Kashmir: Two militants killed in encounter
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Officials said the militants could be foreigners. The area where the encounter took place is close to forests, which the militants are using as a transit point.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is part of Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah 
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said both parts of Kashmir — in India and Pakistan — should be granted autonomy.

J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continues public outreach
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The public darbar in Anantnag town on Saturday was held despite militant attacks in the town and its neighbouring areas in the past few days.

PoK is ‘part of Pakistan’, Kashmir can’t survive as independent state: Farooq Abdullah
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah also said that Kashmir cannot survive as an independent state.

Continuing public outreach program in rural Kashmir, CM Mehbooba Mufti spends day in Anantnag town
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

From past one month, the chief minister has been traveling to rural townships and border areas and also spent a night in Pulwama, Kupwara, Baramulla and Budgam.

Srinagar: Family claims slain ‘foreign militant’ was their own
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

In a statement to a local news agency, Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed that Moazam was part of its Burhan Wani squad.

Yet to get central govt order on newspaper ads, says J&K govt
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Director of Information, Kashmir, Muneer-ul-Islam said, “Maybe they (MHA) have said this, but offices of the information department are closed now for the annual darbar move. So I can’t be sure about that.”

Encounter in J&K over, 2 militants escape
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

The Army, meanwhile, paid tributes to the two soldiers killed in the encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir: Militants slit throat of BJP youth leader in Shopian
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

“Recently, he played a pivotal role in organising the BJP’s successful youth convention in Srinagar... This could be a reason why he was killed.’’ BJP leader and media coordinator Altaf Thakur said.

Unmarked graves in Poonch, Rajouri: J&K human rights panel recommends DNA profiling
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

A petition was filed before the commission that there are unmarked graves in Poonch and Rajouri.