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  • Shopian: Five militants gunned down; civilian killed in clashes

    Srinagar : Five militants were on Saturday gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, while a civilian was killed and 10 others injured during clashes with law enforcement personnel after the gun battle, officials said.

  • J&K: NC and PDP take out protest rallies ahead of SC hearing on Article 35A

    Srinagar : The National Conference (NC) and its arch rival PDP on Saturday took out separate protest rallies here ahead of the August 6 Supreme Court hearing on petitions challenging Article 35A of the Constitution, which confers special status to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

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    Jammu and Kashmir: Two girls rescued after abduction

    Srinagar: Two girls were rescued by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar after they were abducted by unknown persons in Anantnag district earlier on Wednesday. According to the police, two minor Sikh girls boarded a car in Mattan, mistaking it for a taxi, around 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday. Local residents blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway, protesting against the abductors.

  • Break-up in PDP will create more militants: Mehbooba warns Delhi

    Srinagar : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the BJP-led central government would end up creating more militants like Syed Salahuddin and Yasin Malik if her party was split to form government in the state.

  • Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death toll rises to 10

    Srinagar: Three pilgrims were killed in a landslide even as another died due to cardiac arrest, taking the death toll during this year’s Amarnath Yatra to 10, officials said today. A rescue team recovered the body of Delhi resident Shailendra (30) from the landslide-hit area along the Baltal route of the pilgrimage today, a police official said.

  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will embark on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on July 4 and 5. Singh will visit Amarnath shrine on July 5 and will also chair a security review meeting in Srinagar city. Since few days, the state has witnessed a huge spurt in terror activity.

  • LeT commander among two killed in J&K, 1 surrenders

    Srinagar : Ahead of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including its self-styled divisional commander Shakoor Ahmed Dar, were killed in an encounter with security forces, while another militant surrendered, in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

  • BJP leader gets flak over threat to Kashmiri journos

    Jammu/Srinagar : Former minister and senior BJP leader Lal Singh has warned Kashmiri journalists to draw a line between reporting facts and supporting terrorists or face the fate of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, who was shot dead by militants. Singh’s statement drew condemnation from the Kashmir Editor’s Guild and the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference. The party said that this was a brazen attempt to muzzle media in Kashmir and that

  • Acid test in Kashmir

    Among the myriad challenges the BJP faces for its comeback in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there is none as demanding as the situation in Kashmir. Having withdrawn support to the PDP-BJP government in Srinagar, the BJP would be keenly watched to see if it comes through the ordeal of fire under Governor’s rule unscathed. That would indeed be no mean task. The first strand of the challenge would be the successful

  • All-party meeting underway at Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s residence

    Srinagar: An all-party meeting is underway at Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra’s residence here on Friday. Among those present are former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Congress chief G.A. Mir and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Sat Sharma.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Policeman injured in terrorist attack succumbs

    Srinagar: Policeman HC Habibullah, who got injured during an attack on a police party by terrorists in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar last week, succumbed to his injuries on Friday. The Jammu and Kashmir Police confirmed the demise of Habibullah, who was undergoing treatment at SKIMS hospital in the state. Since few days, the state has been witnessing a huge spurt in terror activity.

  • J&K: War of words between Omar & Ram Madhav over developments

    Srinagar : A bitter war of words started on Thursday between former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav after the former alleged that the PDP-BJP split was a “Bollywood-inspired fixed match”.

  • Muscular policy won’t work in Kashmir, says Mehbooba

    Srinagar : JJ&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asserted on Tuesday that a muscular policy won’t work in the state and also ruled out any other alliance to form a government after the BJP quit the PDP-led alliance.