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Was Hyderpora encounter fake? Families raise questions, demand proof of militancy links

One of the deceased was a doctor, another the son of a man protected by Indian Army; their families have vehemently refuted police claims Srinagar: The murmurs of Hyderpora encounter, in which four alleged militants were killed, being fake are getting louder. According to claims, Amir Ahmed who was projected as a militant associate by...

Srinagar: Foreign militant, 3 others killed in encounter in Hyderpora

Pistols, magazines recovered from the encounter site Srinagar: Four terrorists, including a foreign militant, were killed in an encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Monday evening, the Jammu and Kashmir police said on Tuesday. Besides the foreigner, identified as Haider, his local associate as well as an over-ground worker (OGW) named Mudasir Ahmed and...

8 killed after bus falls in gorge in J&K’s Doda; nearly dozen injured  

Srinagar: At least eight persons were killed in a road accident on Thatri-Doda road in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning. Around a dozen others were injured in the mishap. According to available details, the driver of a minibus which was on its way to Doda from Thatri lost control of the vehicle at Sui...

Terrorist involved in killing of Bihar labourers shot dead in Baramulla

Srinagar: A terrorist believed to have been involved in the killing of two labourers form Bihar, was shot dead by security officials in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The labourers had been killed in Wanpoh in Kulgam. The terrorist, identified as Javed Ahmed Wani, had assisted another terrorist named Gulzar in the...

In Srinagar, Amit Shah gets bulletproof shield removed to speak ‘directly’ to people

Srinagar: Ahead of addressing a public gathering in Srinagar on Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah got authorities to remove the bulletproof glass shield from the stage. He said he wanted to speak directly to the people. Amit Shah is on a three-day trip to Jammu & Kashmir, his first since the abrogation of Article...

Home Minister Amit Shah reaches Srinagar on 3-day J&K tour

This is Amit Shah’s first visit to J&K after abrogation of Article 370 in 2019   Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Srinagar on Saturday morning, kicking off his three-day tour of the Jammu and Kashmir. Amit Shah will review the security situation in the Union Territory. The visit assumes significance as it is...

Anti-terror operations in Poonch continue; 7 soldiers killed so far

Rajouri: The Poonch highway in Jammu and Kashmir remained closed for the third day on Saturday because of the ongoing anti-terror operations in the area. On Thursday, two soldiers were killed by the militants in Bhata Dhurian village of Mendhar sub-division. A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was said to be missing. The JCO, initially presumed...

Bloodshed in Rajouri; 5 soldiers martyred in encounter with terrorists

Rajouri: Five Indian soldiers were killed in an anti-terrorism operation in Rajouri sector on Monday. The five were critically injured in the gun fight with terrorists and later succumbed to the injuries. Of the five, one was a junior commissioned officer (JCO), while the four others were soldiers. The terrorists were said to be heavily...

Army helicopter crashes in Udhampur, pilot and co-pilot injured

In an unfortunate incident, an Army helicopter with two people aboard crashed in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place at Shiv Garh Dhar and excessive fog resulting in poor visibility might have resulted in the accident, the police said. The helicopter met with the accident due to bad weather, but...

Rahul Gandhi in J&K on 2-day trip; to walk to Vaishno Devi temple

Jammu: Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi will be in Jammu and Kashmir for two days starting Thursday. He will also be walking to the Mata Vaishno Devi temple. “Shri @RahulGandhi will be in Jammu today for a two day tour & visit to Mata Vaishno Devi Temple,” read the tweet on the official Twitter...

‘Under house arrest’, Mehbooba Mufti tweets, says govt’s fake claim of normalcy exposed

Mehbooba claims she was not allowed to leave her house to visit Kulgam   Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and chief of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti said on Twitter that she has been placed under house arrest. She added that the restrictions on her movement prove that the administration’s claim of...

Illegal arms licence case: CBI searches 40 locations

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday began carrying out searches at 40 locations in connection with investigation into an arms licence racket. These 40 locations are spread out in in Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla and Delhi, according to an official on condition of anyonymit. The CBI searched the premises of...