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Killing of civilians: After shutdown, separatists call for march to Army cantt today

Seven civilians were killed Saturday when security forces opened fire on protesters after an encounter in which three militants and an Armyman were killed at Sirnoo village.

J&K: Reasi district administration on alert after 'unknown' disease kills two minor sisters

The girls breathed their last at Reasi District Hospital within two hours of being brought there by their father Prem Chand from Danour village in Arnas area, officials said.

Pulwama encounter HIGHLIGHTS: 7 civilians killed, mobile internet suspended in several parts of Valley

J&K encounter HIGHLIGHTS: Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar said, "I have been informed that seven people were killed in clashes that broke out near the encounter site. We are collecting further details."

Sextortion: New offence in J&K, non-bailable, jail up to 5 years

Any person committing the offence of sextortion shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term not be less than three years, but may extend to five years and with fine. The offence is “non-bailable” and “not compoundable”.

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J-K resettlement Act: Can ‘descendants’ of those who moved to Pakistan be allowed to return, says SC

The court was referring to the expression “descendants” in the Act, which has been challenged by the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP).

How Governor’s rule and President’s rule set J&K apart from other states

The state has been under central rule eight times, and moved from Governor’s rule to President’s rule (after six months) on two of those occasions.

J&K pellet victim: Nervous wait for family after 20-month-old girl undergoes surgery

Hiba Nisar, the youngest pellet victim of the current phase of violence in the Valley, lies anaesthetised in her mother’s lap after undergoing a surgery at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital Wednesday.

Shopian: Day after cops killed, families say learnt news on social media

At Chewa village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the family of Mehraj-ud-din Dar, the third constable killed by militants, also said he was to come home on Wednesday.

J-K: Governor likely to recommend President rule from December 20

Governor Malik last month dissolved the Assembly, citing the “impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies”.

Four policemen killed in militant attack in Kashmir’s Shopian

Police officers said that the policemen who were killed were guarding a minority picket, meant for security of a few Kashmiri pandit families in Zainapora area of Shopian.

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J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Last rites of Pampore bravehearts performed with full state honours

Udhampur/Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours in Udhampur on Monday. Captain Mahajan was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening. Meanwhile, last rites of Havaldar Raj Kumar Rana were performed by his daughter in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

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