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Migrant worker from Bihar shot dead in J&K’s Bandipora

    Srinagar: Terrorists shot dead a migrant labourer from Bihar in Soadnara Sumbari in Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Amrez, native of Madhepura in Bihar. The killing comes a day after four soldiers were killed in an attack on an...

Pulwama: Security forces seize IED weighing over 25 kg

Srinagar: Security forces discovered an IED weighing around 25-30 kg in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. The IED has been defused. The seizure comes just days before the Independence Day. According to reports, the IED was found near the Tahab Crossing. “An IED weighing approx. 25 to 30 Kgs recovered near Tahab Crossing on Circular...

Pulwama police diffuse IED believed to be aimed at security forces

  Srinagar: An improvised explosive device (IED), believed to be targeting security forces, was diffused in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The Pulwama police along with 55 RR & CRPF 182/Bn on Tuesday recovered a gas cylinder fitted with firecrackers weighing five kg which was planted at Litter Chowdribagh road to harm security...

Woman teacher shot dead by terrorists in Kashmir

Srinagar: A female teacher was shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The teacher, a Kashmiri Pandit, was identified as Rajni Bala (36). According to police, Rajni Bala, a resident of Samba in Jammu division, was posted as a teacher in Gopalpora area. The village head told the police...

Encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla; 3 militants killed, cop martyred

Srinagar: At least three suspected Pakistani terrorists were killed in an encounter between the militants and security personnel in Baramulla in North Kashmir on Wednesday. According to police, a personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir police was martyred in the operation. The development was confirmed by Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar. Incriminating material, including arms and...

Jammu and Kashmir delimitation: 43 Assembly constituencies in Jammu, 47 in Kashmir

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir delimitation exercise has been completed. Out of the 90 Assembly Constituencies in the region, 43 will be part of Jammu region and 47 for Kashmir region, as per the Delimitation Commission. The commission, headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Ranjana Prakash, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, State Election Commissioner,...

SC likely to hear pleas against Article 370 abrogation after summer vacation

New Delhi: Petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 that gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be listed for hearing in the Supreme Court after the summer vacation. The bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justice Hima Kohli took cognizance of the argument by one of the petitioners’ advocate that...

Stampede at Vaishno Devi Bhawan leaves 12 dead, 15 injured

Jammu: A stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Katra in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir early on Saturday morning left at least 12 persons dead and around 15 others injured. In a statement, the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said, “At around 2:15 am, an unfortunate stampede happened near gate no. 3 at Shri...

Encounter in Shopian; 1 terrorist killed, more suspected trapped

Srinagar: An encounter broke out in Chack-i-Cholan village of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir between security forces and terrorists on Wednesday morning. A terrorist was killed in the encounter. Till last reports came in, the operation was still on. The security forces had received information about militant presence in the village, following which they launched...

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...