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J&K’s SPOs: Under-trained, poorly paid militant targets

SPOs engaged in anti-militancy operations get a short course in handling weapons, but senior police officers say there is a gulf between this training and what regular police personnel get.

With trucks stuck at LoC crossing, Valley traders despair: Shelf life of goods too low

The weekly Karvan-e-Aman or Peace Bus from Srinagar to Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which operates every Monday, has also been suspended.

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One soldier killed, 3 injured in Pak shelling in Jammu’s Rajouri

The deceased jawan was identified as rifleman Karamjeet Singh, 24, of Janer village in Punjab’s Moga district.

J&K’s Reservation Act: Petition in HC against ordinance

The petitioners have challenged the powers of the Governor, saying the ordinance needs “concurrence” of the state government.

Shah Faesal launches Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement: ‘Will provide new politics to Jammu & Kashmir’

Faesal was flanked on stage by his four-year-old son, former JNUSU students’ union president Shehla Rashid and businessman Feroze Peerzada, who is likely to be the party’s candidate from North Kashmir for Lok Sabha polls.

Militants kill woman SPO in Shopian: ‘They didn’t tell me what her fault was’

Bhat’s daughter Khushboo Jan, 18, was working as a special police official (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir Police for three years. Her killing on Saturday marked the first killing of a woman police official in the Valley in the recent past.

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Kashmir: ‘We can see loved ones alive or dead only on phone’

Sisters hoping to see their ailing mother, a woman who died waiting for her daughter, a girl who lost out on a medical seat — is this what we came back for, ask former militants.

Explained: J&K’s uniquely vulnerable Special Police Officials

Eight SPOs were killed by militants in 2018, taking the total number of these officials killed in counter-insurgency operations and militant attacks since 1996 to over 500

J&K: Security forces, militants exchange fire in Kulgam

The area has been cordoned off and searches were being carried out to track the militants, a police official said, adding that no casualty has been reported so far.

J&K: 11 dead as car falls into deep gorge in Ramban

The SUV, carrying 15 passengers from Chaderkote to Rajgarh, rolled down into the over 500-feet-deep gorge when its driver lost control at Kunda nallah near Baglihar power house at 10.30 am, an official said.

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Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

Kashmir's century-old silk factory reopens after three decades

The oldest silk factory in Kashmir set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years on Sunday.

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BJP severs ties with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hands in her resignation minutes after the BJP pulled out of the state government.

Protests erupt in Kashmir after LeT commander Abu Dujana killed in Pulwama encounter

Abu Dujana, top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and a Pakistani national wanted in connection with many attacks on security forces, was on Tuesday gunned down along with his aide in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Army said. The counter-militancy operation was however met with some resistance as over 100 protesters pelted stones on security officials.

Blindfolded Kashmiri Pandit invites 'hugs' to promote brotherhood in Valley

Amid a raging debate on intolerance in the country, a Kashmiri Pandit stood blindfolded in the heart of the city inviting people to hug him to exhibit brotherhood between various communities in the Valley.

Asia's largest Tulip garden in full bloom, open to public from today

Around 10 lakh tulips would be showcased in the garden which will remain open for public for a month.

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Kashmir floods: Many feared dead, normal life hit in landslide and flashflood

Jhelum river on Monday crossed the danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir following heavy rains.

J&K receives snowfall for third consecutive day

The snow clad valley received fresh snowfall on Sunday.

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes oath as Jammu and Kashmir CM

Prime Minister said the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir was a “historic opportunity” to take the troubled state to “new heights of progress”.

Pakistan targets villages and 13 border outposts with heavy mortar shelling

Pakistani and Indian border guards traded artillery fire along the disputed border region of Kashmir, killing 2.

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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.

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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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