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J&K: Suspected militants attack NC leader in Pulwama district
Wed, May 25, 2016

Officials said that NC leader Mir had gone to Monghema village, three kilometers from Pulwama town, to attend a marriage.

Jaish commander among two killed in a gunbattle with police in Srinagar
Wed, May 25, 2016

Security forces launched an operation in Maharaja Bazaar following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

J&K: After 3 yrs, 2 attacks in Srinagar, 3 cops killed
Tue, May 24, 2016

Officials said that unidentified gunmen fired at two policemen at Bagh-e-Ali Mardan around 200 meters away from the Zadibal police station.

Bandipore hosts football meet in militant’s memory
Mon, May 23, 2016

The inaugural match of the championship was held Tuesday at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium with chief cleric of the town, Khursheed Ahmad, in attendance as the chief guest.

J&K: 5 militants killed in encounter in Kupwara
Sun, May 22, 2016

The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained, the official said, adding five weapons have been recovered from the encounter site.

Assembly bypoll in Kashmir’s Anantnag to be held on June 19: EC
Sun, May 22, 2016

The Commission said the notification for the bypoll, necessitated following the demise of the then state Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Syeed in January, will be issued on May 25.

No separate colonies for Pandits, Sainiks, says J&K government
Fri, May 20, 2016

On Wednesday, Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had threatened to launch an agitation similar to the one that took place in 2008, when the Valley was rocked for a month.

Govt has identified land in Baramulla for Kashmiri Pandit colony, say J&K officials
Sat, May 14, 2016

The state government has been under pressure from the Centre for setting up separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in central, north and south Kashmir.

UPSC success story: From militancy-hit Valley, India gets an inspiration
Wed, May 11, 2016

Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan was placed second in the merit list after the results were declared.

Protests in Pulwama: South Kashmir erupts as 3 top militants killed
Sun, May 08, 2016

"The train service has been suspended for today due to the prevailing law and order situation in Pulwama where from the trains pass towards Banihal," a Railway official said.

Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Keran sector, one soldier killed
Sat, May 07, 2016

The spokesman said while being evacuated, the young soldier succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom.

Valley gets new train, Mehbooba Mufti hops on with students
Fri, May 06, 2016

The J&K CM is set to contest bypolls from the Anantnag constituency, which was earlier represented in the assembly by her father and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani silent on successor
Tue, May 03, 2016

Geelani has not been keeping well and there were reports that he would name his successor.

Pathribal ‘fake’ encounter: J&K HC junks petition to reopen case
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

They said that in 2000, the Army killed innocents and later claimed that they were militants responsible for the massacre of 36 Sikhs in Chhittisinghpora.

NIT-Srinagar row: Over 700 students back, internal probe still on
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

About the internal probe, Dean, Students’ Welfare, Dr Abdul Liman, said: “Students are still coming back... Few students have appeared before the disciplinary panel.

Over 500 outstation students return to NIT-Srinagar campus
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

In Jammu, meanwhile, several outstation students continued the protest to press for their demands, including permanent deployment of CRPF on the campus.

Bihar Chowk in Srinagar: Profiles of ‘outsiders’ in Kashmir
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

A tea vendor from Bengal for whom Srinagar has been home for 30 yrs to a BSNL employee from Hyderabad who took a ‘voluntary’ posting in Baramulla — away from the ‘outsiders vs locals’ debate playing out at NIT and other colleges in J&K, are these stories

Valley heats up: ‘Protesters below 18, our politics for those above 18’
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Security forces say the alarming alienation among the youth in south Kashmir needs a politician’s healing touch, which is missing.

Kashmir: 3 LeT militants killed in Kupwara encounter
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Putshai area of Lolab in the district, security forces cordoned off the area and began a search operation, an Army official said.

J&K: Kupwara, Handwara under curfew again
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Authorities gave a three-hour relaxation from curfew-like restrictions in Handwara town in Kupwara district and adjoining areas from 8 am to 11 am with an intention of extending it if the period passed off peacefully.

Handwara fallout: CM Mehbooba Mufti visits victims’ families as tension prevails in Kashmir
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Mehbooba reached out to the families of the victims in the hour of grief even as curfew-like restrictions continued in certain parts of Kashmir.

19-year-old Arif Hussain fifth to die in protests that started in Handwara
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Arif Ahmad was the fifth person to die in protests that started Tuesday in Handwara over the alleged molestation of a minor girl who is now said to be “under police protection” along with her father.

Handwara protest: CM Mehbooba Mufti reviews situation, says civilians should not be harmed
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

"The Chief Minister directed the police officials to strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensure that civilians are not harmed while dealing with law and order situations," official sources said.

Handwara firing: Four civilians killed in two days, Valley on boil
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Youth killed after being hit with a teargas shell day after 3 other civilians died in clashes with forces

Curfew imposed in north Kashmir’s Handwara town, four killed so far
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The Army and police have regretted the killings and announced a probe into the matter

Jammu and Kashmir: Handwara firing kills two, Army orders probe
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Protests erupted in north Kashmir’s Handwara area on Tuesday when army opened fire on villagers that left two youths dead.

NIT-Srinagar row: Exams begin, most non-locals boycott papers
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Many outstation students did not appear in the examinations in view of the option provided by the Union HRD ministry to them to write the exams at a later date

Shopian encounter: Villagers blame Army for vandalising graveyard where militants are buried
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Villagers in South Kashmir’s Karimabad and Gudoora are up in arms against the army and blamed them for vandalizing and desecrating the graveyard at Karimabad village.

Tension erupts at two Jammu colleges, Kashmiri students ‘scared’
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

The protests compelled the college management to postpone mid-term exams scheduled for Thursday.

J&K: Police vehicle, carrying body of militant, set ablaze by militants
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

"It was not hijacked. The crowd was swelling and we wanted to avoid any casualty," a police official said.

Militants killed in Shopian encounter were close associates of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Pandit last year, after deserting police, joined Hizbul Mujahideen group led by Burhan Wani. He was considered close to Burhan and featured in many videos and pictures along with the Hizbul commander.

J-K: Sajjad Lone doesn’t take charge, minister seeks Oppn berth
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Sajjad Lone of People’s Conference also appeared unhappy with his new portfolio — Social Welfare, ARI and Trainings — and did not take charge of the ministry.

ETV calls Mehbooba Mufti ‘daughter of Kashmir’ in hoarding, correspondent quits
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

“I resigned on moral grounds as ETV management installed hoarding praising Mehbooba Mufti and questions were raised by people that popular media group should not have behaved in such a manner,’’ Riffat Abdullah said.

Mehbooba Mufti invites Omar Abdullah to her swearing-in ceremony
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Mehbooba Mufti will take oath on Monday as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir along with a group of PDP and BJP ministers.

NIT Srinagar shut after clashes over India-West Indies semi-final match in world T20
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

NIT authorities said the campus has been closed and students have been asked to vacate the hostel.

PDP leadership under pressure as talks with BJP on J&K govt formation fail
Sat, Mar 19, 2016

However, a day after this important meeting BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav for the first time disclosed to the media that talks have failed.