Adil Akhzer

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Two Hizbul militants killed in Kashmir

One of the slain militants was studying physiotherapy when he joined militant ranks last year, police said.

Anantnag: Less than 13% turnout, near-boycott in Mufti town

The elections were conducted peacefully amid heavy security deployment barring a few minor incidents of stone-throwing protests at Anantnag, Bijbehara and Dooru.

Cross-LoC traders protest in Srinagar, demand resumption of business

The Union Home Ministry had last week “suspended” cross-LoC trade, with officials citing the “misuse” of the facility by those linked to terror outfits across the border.

Valley SDM on poll duty says stopped, beaten up by Army men

Following the decision, on April 3, to close the highway to the public for two days of the week, security personnel have imposed strict restrictions, leading to protests and, sometimes, scuffles.

J-K: Two JeM militants killed in Shopian encounter

Shopian encounter: A senior police officer said a search operation was going on when the militants fired at the search party, triggering an encounter.

A day in the life of officer issuing passes on J&K national highway: ‘I gave 150 passes today… I hope I don’t have to return here’

Among 18 duty magistrates posted at intersections to clear travel of civilians during the highway ban days, Mohd Shafi deals with angry tourists, students, patients and two ex-CMs. A welcome relief: some biryani.

Moderate turnout, some violence: 35 per cent vote in Baramulla, 72 per cent in Jammu

Baramulla and Jammu together polled 57.35 per cent, compared to 56.7 per cent in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Voter turnout in all states was over 50 per cent, and more than 60 per cent in as many as 14 states.

Day 1 of J&K curbs: Highway out of bounds, railway stations out of reach

From early morning, contingents of J&K Police, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Army were deployed along the highway, and intersecting roads were closed by concertina wire.

Five days to polls, jawan shot outside his home

An Army official based in Srinagar said Yatoo, who was attacked around 5.30 pm on Saturday, was posted in Baramulla district and had come home on a month’s leave.

A groom in panic, schoolchildren without buses, traders anxious as J&K lockdown begins today

While the authorities said Friday they would allow schoolchildren, government employees and emergency services to use the highway after taking permission, there is no clarity on how this would be enforced.

Inmates set barracks on fire, damage property at Srinagar jail

According to officials, when jail authorities tried to shift some inmates from their barracks due to ongoing renovation work, the inmates felt they were being shifted out of Valley.

J&K highway curbs: Patients, students, govt staff exempted

To facilitate the movement of security convoys, government has banned civilian traffic twice a week (from 4 am to 5 pm on Sunday and Wednesday) on the 270-km national highway stretch from Udhampur in Jammu to Baramulla in Kashmir.

Point of scrapping Article 370 is to attack Muslim character of J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Mufti’s latest statements come in reaction to BJP president Amit Shah’s remarks last week that Article 35A, which gives special rights to J&K, may be abrogated by 2020.

Ghulam Nabi Azad blames PM Modi for turning situation in Kashmir like 90s

Azad said under the previous Congress government, the situation had improved in Kashmir and lifting of AFSPA had been planned in few districts.

Activist Talib Hussain who led Kathua case agitation joins PDP

“Happy to welcome well known tribal rights activist Chowdhary Talib Hussain into PDP today. He fought tirelessly to ensure justice... at the cost of his personal safety. Im confident he will work tirelessly towards our vision for a khushaal J&K,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.

JKPCC chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir is Congress candidate from Anantnag

Mir had represented South Kashmir’s Dooru assembly Constituency in the past as well.

Jammu & Kashmir: Civilian shot by militants in Baramulla

Police sources said that one unidentified gunman entered the shop, which is undergoing renovation, late Saturday afternoon.

Two foreign Jaish militants killed, 5 Armymen injured in J&K encounter

During the search operation, militants fired at the search party, triggering an encounter. Subsequently, police confirmed killing of two militants in the operation.

J-K: Four militants killed in two encounters in Kashmir

Police said another encounter broke out in Handwara in Kupwara on Thursday morning. They identified the slain militant as Danish Ahmad Dar, affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Youth killed by militants in Valley

A J&K Police spokesperson said the youth was identified as Tanveer Ahmad Dar, a labourer in his 20s. According to sources, Dar was abducted from his village of Bemnipora in the afternoon.