Jammu and Kashmir

No Chamliyal Mela for first time since ’47

No Chamliyal Mela for first time since ’47

For the first time since Independence, the famous Chamliyal Mela has been cancelled by the administration.The 198-km-long International Border has always been tense, but the recent sniping incident by Pakistan Rangers at Chamliyal post has led to cancellation of the 320-year-old congregation at the dargah of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas, …

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4 ‘IS’ men among 6 killed in Valley

4 ‘IS’ men among 6 killed in Valley

Four radicalised militants, a policeman and a civilian were among six killed in an early morning encounter at Nowshehra village of Srigufwara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. The dead included 33-year-old Dawood Ahmed Sofi, “commander of the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK)”.The J&K Police claim the four …

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Governor reviews security, wants strong response to terror

Governor reviews security, wants strong response to terror

Governor NN Vohra reviewed a wide range of security management issues relating to the state with senior civil, police, Army and Central intelligence agency officers in a meeting held at Raj Bhawan here on Wednesday.The meeting also reviewed important security issues related to the annual Amarnath yatra which is scheduled …

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J&K under Governor rule

J&K under Governor rule

A day after his recommendation, Governor NN Vohra on Wednesday issued a proclamation imposing Governor’s rule in the state under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, following President Ram Nath Kovind’s approval.The Governor had sent the recommendation after the PDP-BJP coalition government collapsed in the state with …

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Mehbooba: Not shocked, PDP wasn’t in alliance for power

Mehbooba: Not shocked, PDP wasn’t in alliance for power

Shortly after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the J&K coalition government, which came as a surprise to its alliance partner PDP, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to Governor NN Vohra. After her exit, Mehbooba said she was not “shocked” by the BJP decision and made it …

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Polls in mind, BJP dumps PDP

Polls in mind, BJP dumps PDP

The awkward political alliance in Jammu and Kashmir came unstuck on Tuesday with the BJP, citing the PDP’s “inability” to address core issues and improve law and order in the restive state that took a turn for the worse last week following the chilling murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari and …

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Aurangzeb’s sacrifice won’t go in vain, says Army Chief

Aurangzeb’s sacrifice won’t go in vain, says Army Chief

Two days after the martyred Rifleman Aurangzeb’s father made a passionate appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to avenge his son’s killing, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said the supreme sacrifice rendered by “the brave son of India” would not go in vain.General Rawat, who visited the martyr’s …

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Soldier abducted, body found

Soldier abducted, body found

A 24-year-old Army jawan, on his way home in Poonch for Eid, was abducted by suspected militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday morning. After a search, his body was found late in the evening.  Aurangzeb of 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), posted at Shadimarg camp in Pulwama, was travelling in a …

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Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bhukari shot dead in Srinagar

Rising Kashmir Editor Shujaat Bhukari shot dead in Srinagar

Veteran journalist and Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers were on Thursday shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside the newspaper’s office in the heart of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital. Bukhari, who was in his 50s, was leaving his office in Press Enclave in the …

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