Adil Akhzer

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Articles By Adil Akhzer

J&K parties welcome Donald Trump’s offer to mediate on Kashmir

National Conference president and MP Farooq Abdullah congratulated PM Narendra Modi for seeking the “intervention” of US President Donald Trump.

A day in the life of J&K Police’s Mountain Rescue Team that helps Amarnath pilgrims

Amid plunging oxygen levels and sub-zero temperatures, Zahoor and Ishtiyaq help pilgrims navigate the toughest stretch along the Amarnath Yatra route.

J&K: PDP leader’s security officer shot by militants in Anantnag

Police officials told the The Indian Express that constable Farooq Ahmad of J&K Police, who was posted with Sajad as PSO, was shot dead by militants at a shrine in Bijbehara, Anantnag district, during the afternoon prayers on Friday.

J&K journalist alleges hospital negligence led to his babies’ death

Meanwhile, the J&K State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights has taken suo motu cognizance of the matter.

NC leader’s PSO killed in attack by militants

Police sources said Reyaz was in his civvies and without a weapon at the time of the attack. “He was at the main entrance and inside, there was a meeting going on. After hearing the gunshots, the security personnel deployed with the NC leader also fired in air."

Kashmir woman crosses over to PoK, probe on

The woman, identified as Shaheena Begum (32), went missing on June 25. According to the J&K police, she had a dispute with her husband and told him that she was going to meet her relatives in Sahoora village in Baramulla district.

J&K Governor skips Martyrs’ Day function in Srinagar

This is the second year that the head of the state has skipped the Martyrs’ Day function. Last year, then Governor N N Vohra too had skipped the ceremony.

Body sent home, PoK boy’s family thanks people on both sides

In a video message on Thursday, the boy’s father said, “Today, we received the body. We are thankful to everyone that the body was sent to us with full security.”

Boy’s body floats to India from PoK, borders melt as soldiers, officials cross minefield for handover

Over the last three days, past many twists and turns, a rare story of heart and heartbreak played out in Achoora village in Gurez valley along the LoC in North Kashmir. On Thursday, the body of Aabid Sheikh was handed over to the Pakistan Army.

PoK boy’s body found in Kashmir

Authorities have started the process to repatriate the body to Pakistan, they added. The body was spotted on Tuesday in Kishenganga river in Achoora village.

Amarnath Yatra curbs: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says people should bear discomfort

“If you go to western UP, when there is Kanwar Yatra, for one month, no vehicle plies on the highway and no one complains. Here, even if there is restriction on two hours, hue and cry is raised. We should bear it [restrictions],” Malik said.

J&K: Rise in drug use sends alarm bells ringing

According to official data, the de-addiction centre has witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of patients visiting the hospital’s Out Patients Department (OPD) since 2016. In 2016, the hospital saw 489 patients, which increased to 3,622 in 2017 and then 5,113 in 2018.

Officer and a village

From roads, power, and dilapidated school, to entrance exam coaching and all-India tours for their children, Garkote in Uri pours its heart out as “first ever officer” visits the village located a few kilometres from border.

Jammu and Kashmir: Railways announces curbs on services till Amarnath Yatra is over

The Railways has announced suspension of train services in its Qazigund-Banihal railway section for five hours daily till the Amarnath Yatra is over.

Drones to trackers, Amarnath Yatra security is about technology this time

“This year, we are using unmanned aerial vehicles, including drones, to secure the yatra route from Jammu to the holy cave. Also, a bar-code system and satellite trackers are being used to keep a track of pilgrims and convoy movements,” CRPF IG Ravideep Singh Sahi told The Indian Express.

J-K: 11 students dead as vehicle falls into Shopian gorge

Identifying the computer institute as “Kashish”, sources told the Indian Express that the students had gone to the Shopian side from Surankote for a picnic.

Four militants linked to al-Qaeda affiliate killed in J&K gunfight

According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the encounter broke out at the Panzar area of Shopian in the morning after security forces launched a cordon and search operation following reports that militants were present in the area.

J&K ‘back to the village’ outreach programme: ‘Officials are here to see ground reality… am hopeful’

The visit is part of the J&K government’s massive outreach programme ‘Back to the Village’, which began across the state on Thursday.

J&K police claim to have foiled major terror attack

Police said the IED was recovered after five youths were arrested in Shopian.

Jaish militant whose van was used in Pulwama CRPF convoy attack killed in Valley gunbattle

Anantnag firefight leaves 2 militants, soldier dead. Sajad Maqbool Bhat’s killing is a big achievement, say J&K security officers.