Twelve civilians wounded in Kakapora Grenade Blast

Twelve civilians were wounded in a grenade blast in Kakapora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. Locals said that suspected militants on Wednesday evening hurled a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party in main chowk Kakapora which missed the target and exploded on the roadside. “Twelve civilians were injured in the blast,” locals told Kashmir Post. An official said the injured were immediately shifted to a Sub District Hospital Pampore and two were referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment. The injured were identified as Raja…

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39% Kashmiri residents have developed COVID antibodies: Survey

A sero survey conducted in the Kashmir valley has found that two out of five persons in the Valley have developed antibodies against the coronavirus. The survey carried out in October found the highest prevalence of antibodies in Pulwama at 43.1 per cent and the lowest in Kulgam at 28.5 per cent. “We conducted a sero survey in all 10 districts of Kashmir, which has revealed that nearly 39 per cent of the 6,200 persons tested negative but had developed antibodies,” said Dr Muhammad Salim Khan, head of the community…

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First it was ‘Tukde Tukde’, now it’s ‘Gupkar’: Mehbooba Mufti’s reply to Amit Shah’s ‘Gang’ jibe

Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the deputy chairman of newly formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, took on Union home minister Amit Shah for calling the alliance a gang, which is “anti-national”. “BJPs stale tactic of dividing India by projecting themselves as saviours and political opponents as internal & imagined enemies is far too predictable now. Love jihad, tukde tukde and now Gupkar Gang dominates the political discourse instead of like rising unemployment and inflation,” Mufti tweeted. https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=httweets&dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1328623169419132933&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hindustantimes.com%2Findia-news%2Ffirst-it-was-tukde-tukde-now-it-s-gupkar-mehbooba-mufti-s-reply-to-amit-shah-s-gang-jibe%2Fstory-puNtfCIxXs6vHSgre1FzBP.html&siteScreenName=httweets&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px Ahead of the second phase of J&K district development…

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After Year’s slump, recent snowfall unlocks Kashmir Tourism

After witnessing a slump for more than seven months due to outbreak of Covid-19, there is a ray of hope for Kashmir’s ailing tourism sector as the fresh snowfall in higher reaches is attracting tourists once again. Gulmarg in Baramulla district, which recorded almost 2 feet of snowfall since Saturday, has come to life as tourists have started thronging this popular ski-resort. On Sunday, as many as 574 tourists arrived at the Srinagar International Airport from different cities, mostly Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai to spend their ongoing Diwali vacations…

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Non-Kashmiris warned against setting up businesses in J&K: J&K Students Youth Forum

Jammu and Kashmir Students Youth Forum put up posters across the territory warning the Indian industrialists and non-Kashmiris against settling or establishing their businesses in JK. The Jammu and Kashmir Students Youth Forum in a statement issued in Srinagar also called upon the people of JK to resist non-state subjects’ incursions into their motherland with full might as like erstwhile East India Company they would grab their lands and ultimately enslave them besides changing the demography of the occupied territory. The Jammu and Kashmir Students Youth Forum vowed to fight…

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J&K’s Roshni Act is gone, leaving thousands fearing that they will become landless

In Jammu, the law has been used in communal rhetoric about ‘land jihad’. On October 31, the Jammu and Kashmir government declared the State Land (Vesting Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, null and void. The law, which had proposed to transfer ownership of state land to its occupants for a fee determined by the government, was popularly known as the Roshni Act, as the proceeds from these transactions were to fund power projects in Jammu and Kashmir. Transactions under the Roshni Act had already been halted in 2018, as…

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Social outfit ‘Ikkjutt Jammu’ goes political, vows to fight for ‘Statehood for Jammu’

After months of speculations in public domain, social organisation ‘Ikkjutt Jammu’ today took the political plunge with announcement of creation of political party with the same name, a statement today said. The party also vowed to contest the next elections on the plank of statehood for Jammu, according to a formal announcement by president of the newbie advocate Ankur Sharma and newly formed executive committee of the Ikkjutt Jammu. Various documents to be submitted to the Election Commission of India were displayed in front of the media by general secretary…

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India, Pakistan report deadly violence along LoC, Killing at-least ten civilians and five security personnel

At least 10 civilians and five security personnel have been killed in cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan, in one of this year’s deadliest days along the heavily militarised frontier separating the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said. Indian officials said six civilians, three soldiers and a border guard were killed on their side. The Pakistan military said four civilians and one soldier were killed on the Pakistani side. Twenty two others were wounded in the Neelum Valley region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a Pakistani civil administration official told. “Deaths and damage are…

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China threatens India with ‘Liquid Bomb’ that could be much more Dangerous than Ladakh & Doklam

By Younis Dar After troubling India militarily in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, Beijing could now hurt the South Asian country by drying up the crucial rivers that flow into the country through Tibet. China has indicated that it is going ahead with building mega-dams on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo, which flows from Tibet into northeast India. Beijing’s control over the key rivers flowing into India gives it a chokehold on India’s economy, effectively crippling India’s interests in the North East region. The country’s occupation of Tibet,…

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Fearing a winter war, India keen for a Quick Disengagement with China from Ladakh: Beijing Experts

India vs China: Experts say the Indian military had left no stone unturned in prepping for a potential winter war in the testing conditions of the rough mountainous terrain of Ladakh, where temperatures dip well below minus 35 degrees Celsius. By Mansij Asthana At a time when the current ongoing stand-off at the Line of Actual Control border in Eastern Ladakh between the militaries of Asian neighbors India and China enter its seventh-month, Beijing has fired another shot by stating that New Delhi’s military is eager for disengagement out of…

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