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Varun Dhawan is of the opinion that films for kids should be made and that most of his films are made with kids in mind. Even Judwaa 2, he says, was like that. His next film is Shoojit Sircar's October.

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Justice League actor Ben Affleck is continuing to receive treatment for his alcohol addiction. Back in March, he announced to his fans on social media that he had gone back to treatment.

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Mahira Khan was not allowed to attend the promotional events of her first Bollywood film, Raees, opposite Shah Rukh Khan after a ban was imposed by some groups on Pakistani artistes to work in India.

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Tassaduq Mufti resigns as coordinator of J&K CM’s grievance cell
Tassaduq Mufti resigns as coordinator of J&K CM’s grievance cell

“I hereby submit my resignation from the post of Coordinator J&K Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell with immediate effect,” read Tassaduq’s single line resignation letter addressed to State Chief Secretary.

Teacher couple sacked on wedding day, school claims ‘romance’ will affect students
Teacher couple sacked on wedding day, school claims ‘romance’ will affect students

Tariq Bhat and Sumaya Bashir, residents of Tral town in Pulwama, were working in Boys’ and Girls’ wings, respectively, of Pampore Muslim Educational Institute for the past several years.

Gunmen attack Jammu and Kashmir bank cash van, two guards dead
Gunmen attack Jammu and Kashmir bank cash van, two guards dead

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.

Mercury rises in parts of Kashmir; Leh coldest in J&K
Mercury rises in parts of Kashmir; Leh coldest in J&K

Along with Kargil, the south Kashmir town of Kokernag was the other place in Kashmir division where the night temperature went down.

Lashkar-e-Taiba’s overground worker arrested in J-K’s Handwara
Lashkar-e-Taiba’s overground worker arrested in J-K’s Handwara

Bhat was allegedly providing logistic support to Abu Maz, an LeT militant from Pakistan currently active in north Kashmir.

LeT militant held: Army
LeT militant held: Army

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
Mirwaiz: Cosmetic effort to drop cases against first-time stone-pelters

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.

Srinagar witnesses coldest November night in decade
Srinagar witnesses coldest November night in decade

Gulmarg, the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, was the coldest recorded place in the valley with low of minus 6 degrees Celsius, compared to minus 5.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.

In J-K people look towards CM Mehbooba Mufti’s grievance cell for resolving problems
In J-K people look towards CM Mehbooba Mufti’s grievance cell for resolving problems

Most complaints reach the cell through its online portal along with contributions from a telephone helpline, letters and various social media accounts.

Jammu and Kashmir Government to revive more than 100 years old hydroelectric project in Mohora
Jammu and Kashmir Government to revive more than 100 years old hydroelectric project in Mohora

The J&K State Power Development Corporation (JKSPDC) is looking at reviving the site as a heritage project and also aiming for a functional restoration of the old powerhouse with an increased power generation capacity of 9 megawatts.

Fire breaks out in Anantnag area of Kashmir
Fire breaks out in Anantnag area of Kashmir

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was put out after two hours, a police official said. At least a dozen structures have been damaged in the fire, police said.

J-K: Sub-Inspector killed, another injured after militants opened fire on police team 
J-K: Sub-Inspector killed, another injured after militants opened fire on police team 

Three militants travelling in a car opened fire on a police team at the Zakura crossing on Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing sub-inspector Imran Tak and injuring a special police officer, a police official said.

KWFF renews debate over reopening of cinema halls in Kashmir valley
KWFF renews debate over reopening of cinema halls in Kashmir valley

At the Kashmir World Film Festival’s opening ceremony, Naeem Akhtar, senior PDP minister and spokesperson, called for the re-opening of the cinema halls.

J&K High Court seeks report after shoals of dead fish wash ashore along Jhelum
J&K High Court seeks report after shoals of dead fish wash ashore along Jhelum

Seeking to allay the fears, Mohammed Amin Mir, Joint Director at fisheries department, attributed the incident to the opening of sluice gates at Chinar Bagh that released polluted water from the Gaw Kadal gauge.

J&K talks today, Dineshwar Sharma says don’t have magic wand
J&K talks today, Dineshwar Sharma says don’t have magic wand

The Hurriyat Conference faction led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani refused to meet Dineshwar Sharma, after acknowledging that it had received a communication for a meeting.

Interlocutor has mandate to talk with everyone, says Ram Madhav 
Interlocutor has mandate to talk with everyone, says Ram Madhav 

Asked whether the interlocutor will talk to the Hurriyat leadership, Ram Madhav said the question should be posed to the separatist leadership if they are ready to talk

Missing J&K cop surfaces online, holding an AK-47
Missing J&K cop surfaces online, holding an AK-47

If this is confirmed, Dar would be the second policeman from Shopian to join militant ranks this year

Don’t attack kin, homes of militants: Mehbooba Mufti
Don’t attack kin, homes of militants: Mehbooba Mufti

Mufti’s direction came days after police and Army personnel raided homes of several militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Congress dissidents form new outfit in Jammu and Kashmir
Congress dissidents form new outfit in Jammu and Kashmir

Talking of the regional divide in the state, Charak, a Dogra leader and patron of the new outfit said: “Kashmir is getting isolated even as the bungalows of today’s politicians lie in Jammu, we have to include all stakeholders, whether it is Ladakh, Jammu or Kashmir”

NC slams govt ‘inaction’ on ‘braid chopping’ incidents in Jammu and Kashmir
NC slams govt ‘inaction’ on ‘braid chopping’ incidents in Jammu and Kashmir

“The government knows who the real culprits are but still continues to maintain silence on this conspiracy, ” National Conference leader claimed.

Army chief Bipin Rawat reviews security situation in Kashmir
Army chief Bipin Rawat reviews security situation in Kashmir

“The Army chief was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander on the latest operations and updated on the overall security scenario along the Line of Control as well as in the hinterland

Braid chopping: Mobile Internet services snapped in Kashmir
Braid chopping: Mobile Internet services snapped in Kashmir

The mobile Internet services were snapped shortly after noon as a precautionary measure, an official said. Separatists had called for protests against the incidents of braid chopping in the Valley.

Mistaken for braid chopper, 70-year-old killed in Anantnag
Mistaken for braid chopper, 70-year-old killed in Anantnag

Vigilante mobs have been keeping surveillance against braid choppers in different places of Kashmir Valley.

Iron lady of Kashmir who boosted women’s education dies at 77
Iron lady of Kashmir who boosted women’s education dies at 77

During her years in government service, Masoodi always paid attention towards women’s empowerment and setting up of libraries was her top priority as she had an opinion that books empower people, especially the younger generation.

Mehbooba Mufti pushes for cleaning, de-weeding of Dal lake
Mehbooba Mufti pushes for cleaning, de-weeding of Dal lake

The chief minister, during the visit, also took stock of the working of the sewerage treatment plants and machines deployed for weed removal in the lake.

Several events held in Kashmir for ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign
Several events held in Kashmir for ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign

“This drive was today conducted in every district of the Valley, in which all the officers and officials participated and cleaned their premises and adjacent areas with commitment and devotion,” the spokesman said.

J-K: SPO throws grenade from police car, saves colleagues
J-K: SPO throws grenade from police car, saves colleagues

On Sunday morning, suspected militants hurled a grenade on a police vehicle in Sopore. The vehicle was parked outside a State Bank of India branch that also houses a CRPF camp.

Jammu and Kashmir: NIA summons businessman, traders’ give shutdown call
Jammu and Kashmir: NIA summons businessman, traders’ give shutdown call

As a precautionary measure, the J-K Police have decided to impose restrictions on civilian movement in the areas falling under police stations of Nowhatta, M R Gunj, Khanyar, Safakadal and Rainwari in downtown Srinagar.

Three militants killed, police say Uri attack repeat averted
Three militants killed, police say Uri attack repeat averted

As a joint team of police and Army cordoned off the village and zeroed in on the target houses, the militants opened indiscriminate fire.

Bilar Dar, 18-yr-old who cleaned Wular lake, savours PM Modi’s praise
Bilar Dar, 18-yr-old who cleaned Wular lake, savours PM Modi’s praise

For over five years, Dar has been earning a modest living by cleaning the Wular lake —the largest water body in Kashmir that has been choked by polythene and plastic bottles.

Pakistan firing kills soldier in Keran sector
Pakistan firing kills soldier in Keran sector

The BSF on Wednesday said that it had killed two Pakistani drug smugglers and recovered 4 kg of contraband from an area under Shahpur out post in Amritsar sector.

Mehbooba Mufti taking governance to militancy-affected areas: PDP
Mehbooba Mufti taking governance to militancy-affected areas: PDP

According to PDP leaders, Mehbooba interacted with delegations from Pulwama district on Sunday. Some people came from neighbouring districts of Shopian and Kulgam as well.

J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti holds public grievance redressal camp in south Kashmir
J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti holds public grievance redressal camp in south Kashmir

In the first major public initiative by the state government in south Kashmir after last year’s unrest, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spent a whole day in the restive Pulwama area and conducted an open public grievance redressal camp.

Kashmir: 3 Lashkar militants killed in Sopore encounter
Kashmir: 3 Lashkar militants killed in Sopore encounter

The police and Army launched a cordon-and-search operation at Amargarh after some militants were spotted in the area and claimed to have killed three militants after searches continued through the night.

‘Dujana and Lelhari were part of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’
‘Dujana and Lelhari were part of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind’

Musa said that Dujana and Lelhari “faced difficulties” from Pakistan-based militant leadership after they joined his Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind.

Hurriyat leader targets PDP, questions internet blockades
Hurriyat leader targets PDP, questions internet blockades

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the government had made a lot of noise last year about students suffering in view of closure of educational institutes.