Jammu and Kashmir

11th batch of 4,956 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra

11th batch of 4,956 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra

A fresh batch of 4,956 pilgrims today left the base camp here for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas under tight security arrangements.  The 11th batch of pilgrims, including 1,454 women and 97 ‘sadhus’ (seers), left in a convoy of 161 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar here for …

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight with security forces

Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight with security forces

Two soldiers injured in the gun battle; police believe the militants are part of Jaish-e-Mohammed. Bodies of two militants have been recovered after a gunfight with security forces in a residential area in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday morning. According to the Director General of Police, the militants are believed …

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IPS officer’s brother joins militant ranks in Kashmir

IPS officer's brother joins militant ranks in Kashmir

On militant commander Burhan Wani’s anniversary on Sunday, militant group Hizbul Mujahideen released pictures of new recruits that include brother of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.Shamsul Haq Mengnoo, 25, a resident of south Kashmir’s Shopian, was pursuing his BUMS from a government college at Zakura on the outskirts of …

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Subramanian Swamy advocates for a Hindu CM in J&K

Subramanian Swamy advocates for a Hindu CM in J&K

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday advocated for a Hindu chief minister in Jammu and Kashmir currently under Governor’s rule.Speaking to ANI, Swamy said, “There should be a Hindu Chief Minister (in Jammu and Kashmir). If the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) has a Hindu or a Sikh member we can …

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2 men held with 413 kg of poppy straw from Amritsar-bound truck

2 men held with 413 kg of poppy straw from Amritsar-bound truck

Two suspected drug peddlers were arrested after police recovered 413 kg of poppy straw from a Punjab-bound truck laden with vegetables here, a police official said on Saturday.A police party signalled a truck to stop for checking at Sunjwan Morh near Bhatindi on Friday evening but the driver tried to …

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16 injured as 2 minibuses collide in Reasi district

16 injured as 2 minibuses collide in Reasi district

Sixteen people were injured on Saturday when two private minibuses collided head-on in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police officer said.The vehicles, which were coming from opposite directions, collided near Kundherdhan in Chassana area of the district, the officer said.He said 16 people were injured in the accident …

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Amarnath Yatra resumes

Amarnath Yatra resumes

The Amarnath Yatra resumed on July 6 from the Pahalgam route after a gap of two days while it remained suspended for the third consecutive day from the Baltal route due to landslides. The yatra was suspended on Wednesday on both the routes in the wake of inclement weather and …

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2 more PDP leaders may leave party

2 more PDP leaders may leave party

Two more Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, including MLA Baramulla Javaid Baigh and MLC Yasir Reshi, have hinted at leaving the party and supporting the three MLAs who earlier revolted against president Mehbooba Mufti, thereby setting a stage for vertical divide in the party. Meanwhile, Ms. Mufti, who is in …

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HM meets Guv, reviews security

HM meets Guv, reviews security

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived on a two-day visit to J&K, held a security review meeting at Hari Niwas with senior police and security forces officers on Wednesday evening.  This is Rajnath’s first visit to the state after the imposition of the Governor rule.He was accompanied by National …

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Bad weather brings yatra to a halt

Bad weather brings yatra to a halt

With the recovery of two more bodies on Wednesday, the death toll in a landslide that hit the Baltal area near the Amarnath shrine has gone up to five. The landslide was triggered by bad weather conditions on the Brarimarg-Railpathri stretch on the route from Baltal to the holy cave …

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