Jammu and Kashmir

Ultras strike in heart of Srinagar, kill CRPF man

Ultras strike in heart of Srinagar, kill CRPF man

Militants on Tuesday attacked Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel guarding the civil secretariat, killing a constable and wounding another in broad daylight. The attack occurred around 4.30 pm near the civil secretariat in the Batamaloo locality here.“The militants fired at our men who were deployed in the outer cordon …

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Flyer held for false alarm at Srinagar airport

Flyer held for false alarm at Srinagar airport

A passenger from Punjab aboard a Chandigarh-Srinagar flight was detained at the Srinagar airport for raising a false alarm. “The flight has been hijacked,” he cried as the IndiGo flight landed at the Srinagar airport on Tuesday. An alarmed cabin crew alerted the security manager and the passenger was detained at …

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Lal Singh floats apolitical outfit, but agenda political

Lal Singh floats apolitical outfit, but agenda political

Giving a clear indication of quitting the BJP in near future, former minister and MLA Lal Singh on Sunday formally floated a new apolitical outfit with a clear political agenda.“We will fight for the rights and pride of the ethnic Dogra minority of J&K to end decades-long discrimination and step-motherly …

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3 ultras who killed J&K cop shot in Valley

3 ultras who killed J&K cop shot in Valley

Security forces on Sunday killed three militants involved in Saturday’s killing of trainee constable Muhammad Saleem Shah after he was abducted from his home in Kulgam district.The militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Khodweni area of Kulgam district, 70 km south of Srinagar city.One of the …

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1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

1,753 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, police said.They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as 601 pilgrims headed for Baltal base camp covering a 14 km trek, while 1,152 proceeded on 36 km trek …

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IGP(Traffic) Rath in a jam, captured slapping youth

IGP(Traffic) Rath in a jam, captured slapping youth

A video showing Basant Rath, IGP (Traffic), slapping a youth in Srinagar has gone viral on social media. Shot more than two months ago, the video shows Rath hitting and slapping a youth at Lal Chowk following an argument.Politicians have sought the intervention of the Union Home Minister and Jammu …

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Dineshwar in Kathua, BJP seeks abrogation of Articles 370, 35-A

Dineshwar in Kathua, BJP seeks abrogation of Articles 370, 35-A

After snapping ties with the Peoples Democratic Party, the BJP has again started raking up the issue of the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution.During a meeting on Wednesday with Centre’s special representative on J&K Dineshwar Sharma, a delegation of the BJP led by district president Prem …

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Kathua defence counsel appointed AAG; Mehbooba, Omar flag concern

Kathua defence counsel appointed AAG; Mehbooba, Omar flag concern

A controversy has erupted over the appointment of Kathua rape-murder case defence counsel Aseem Sawhney as Additional Advocate General (AAG) in the Jammu wing of the High Court, with two former Chief Ministers taking strong exception to the development.Aseem was among the 16 law officers appointed in the Jammu wing …

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Army jawan commits suicide

Army jawan commits suicide

A soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in a camp near the Line of Control (LoC) here, the police said on Tuesday.     Rifleman Ranbir Singh (28) was on guard duty at Hamirpur Nawan Military Garrison in Khour area of Akhnoor sector when he shot himself …

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Farooq named accused in Rs 43-cr J-K cricket scam, CBI files chargesheet

Farooq named accused in Rs 43-cr J-K cricket scam, CBI files chargesheet

The CBI on Monday charged former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah and three others with “embezzlement” and “misappropriation” of BCCI funds to the tune of over 43 crore. The funds were meant for the J&K Cricket Association (JKCA).The scam pertains to payment of Rs …

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