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  • Srinagar: Security forces allegedly thrash some journalists covering encounter

    Srinagar: Security forces allegedly thrashed some media personnel who were covering an encounter with militants in the city here, a journalist present at the spot said Wednesday. Though the police refused to comment on the alleged incident, a PTI photojournalist present there gave a first-hand account.

  • Jammu & Kashmir ULB polls: Zero turnout in Srinagar’s Soura ward

    SRINAGAR: Three candidates, an electorate of 11,265 but not a single vote cast through the day. That was the ‘zero sum’ story of Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s Soura ward in the fourth and final phase of elections to Jammu & Kashmir’s urban local bodies Tuesday. Although low voter turnout in Srinagar and many other parts of the Valley has been a hallmark of the civic body elections, this is the first time that

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 4th phase of municipal polls ended peacefully with a dismal 4 per cent voting in Srinagar

    Srinagar: The fourth and final phase of municipal polls ended peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday with a dismal 4 per cent voting in Srinagar district and an equally poor 11.3 per cent voter turnout in neighbouring Ganderbal district. Of the 37 wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, polling was held in 36 wards while re-poll was held in one ward. Twelve wards of the Ganderbal Municipal Committee also went to the polls.

  • Nearly 300 active militants in Valley, claims Army

    Srinagar: Around 300 militants are active in the Kashmir valley while over 250 ultras have been waiting in the launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into this side, a top Army officer said Saturday. “Over 250 militants are on different launch pads and are trying to get into this side. Our army is alert and ready to stop them,” General officer commanding (GoC) of the Army’s 15 Corps,

  • Jammu and Kashmir BJP civic polls: BJP gets majority in Shopian; 151 elected unopposed

    Srinagar: BJP will control the municipal corporation in militancy-infested Shopian district of south Kashmir after 13 of its candidates won the civic body polls unopposed with most people preferring to maintain a distance from the electoral exercise following threats by terror groups. The Shopian district, which has been the battle ground of numerous encounters between militants and the security forces, has a 17-member municipal corporation. The BJP fielded candidates for 13 wards while

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions imposed in parts Srinagar to regulate Muharram procession

    Srinagar: Authorities Friday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir as a precautionary measure to regulate Muharram procession, police said. A police spokesperson said the curbs have been imposed in the police station areas of Khanyar, Nowhatta, Rainawari, Safakadal, M R Gunj and Kothibagh.

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    PDP to boycott upcoming local polls

    Srinagar : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that her party will boycott the upcoming panchayat polls in the state.

  • Article 35-A: After panchayat polls, NC threatens to boycott assembly, LS polls

    Srinagar : Days after the National Conference announced its decision to not participate in the panchayat and urban local bodies (ULB) elections, the party on Saturday threatened to boycott the assembly and parliamentary polls too if the Centre does not take effective steps for protection of Article 35-A.

  • Cops disguised as stone pelters to catch real culprits

    SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday adopted a fresh strategy of nabbing stone pelters by planting its men among them at historic Jama Masjid downtown to arrest the real culprits in action.

  • J&K: PDP too will stay away from civic polls

    Srinagar : Two days after the National Conference announced its decision to stay away from the local body polls, the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday too decided not to participate in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 9-year-old gang-raped, killed in Baramulla; step-mother among five held

    Srinagar: A nine-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and brutally killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said Tuesday, adding five people, including her step-mother and step-brother, were arrested in this connection. The minor had gone missing on August 23 following which her father, a resident of Uri, filed a complaint with the police, Baramulla Superintendent of Police Imtiaz Hussain Mir said.

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    Art 35A is gender-biased: PDP slams ASG’s stand

    Srinagar : The People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday condemned the remarks of the state counsel before the Supreme Court in a litigation related to Article 35-A of the Constitution, and said Governor SP Malik should ensure “a bias-free” and strong legal position of the state administration.

  • Sitharaman becomes 1st Defence Minister to visit Balbir Forward Post

    Srinagar : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Sunday visited the Balbir Forward Post in Jammu and Kashmir and met troops of the 28th Infantry Division. She became the first Defence Minister ever to visit the post, reports ANI.

  • Eleven abducted relatives of J&K cops released

    Srinagar: The three-day face-off between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir ended on Friday as police released a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander’s father and militants freed all 11 relatives of policemen they had abducted in retaliation.

  • 2 militants killed in J&K

    Srinagar : Two militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said.

  • Srinagar hotel case: Army court of inquiry holds Major Gogoi guilty, orders disciplinary action

    New Delhi: Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained by police in a Srinagar hotel after he was seen with a local woman in May, has been found guilty of fraternising with a local and being away from his place of duty while in an operational area by a Court of Inquiry, army sources said today. Orders have been issued to initiate disciplinary action against him, they said.

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