Air Force, Army put on high alert, Troop buildup triggers panic among Kashmiri’s

Govt has put IAF and Army on high alert in Kashmir Centre has also rushed 28,000 troops to the Kashmir valley Omar Abdullah has said this sounds alarming Day after the Centre decided to send an additional 28,000 troop to Kashmir, the central government has now put the Army and Air Force on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir. Rashtriya Rifles and other regular units deployed on the LoC have been asked to be prepared for any attempts by Pakistan to push terrorists into the Kashmir valley. Indian Air Force…

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Hoisting tricolor in all panchayats on Independence Day reason behind troop surge in Kashmir

The Centre is “infusing” troops in Jammu and Kashmir to provide security cover for a move to hoist the Tricolour in every panchayat in the state this Independence Day, government sources said. “The government is infusing troops as many panchayat heads want to hoist the national flag this Independence Day. This deployment is being done to ensure no disruption to the process and avoid any untoward incident,” said sources. Over the weekend, reports of deployment of additional troops in the state had led to intense speculation over the Centre’s plans.…

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J&K administration reshuffled

The governor Adminstration has ordered a major reshuffle in civil Adminstration. According to the decission, 1. Ms. Sushma Chauhan, IAS(JK:2009), Deputy Commissioner, Samba, is transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Jammu. 2. Mr. Ramesh Kumar, IAS(JK:2011), Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, is transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department. 3. Ms. Avny Lavasa, IAS (JK:2013), Deputy Commissioner, Leh, is transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency, relieving Mr. Vikas Kundal, IAS(JK:2013), Additional Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Regulatory Authority, Srinagar of the additional…

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Railway Protection Force asks staff to prepare for impending unrest in Kashmir

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) held a security meeting in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Saturday after the security agencies sent an input regarding the prediction of deteriorating situation in the Kashmir Valley. After the meeting, the RPF issued a set of directions for its staff in case of an “emergency situation in the Valley for an extended period of time”. A copy of the directions is with India Today TV. The precautionary security measures include purchase and storage of at least four-month dry ration and water…

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Sopore fruit growers, traders protest against highway restrictions

Traders, civil society members and fruit growers on Friday held a protest at Sopore fruit mandi to demand revocation of order restricting the movement of vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The protesters were holding placards and banners carrying messages like ‘we love yatris’, ‘lift the ban on highway’ and ‘save fruit industry of valley’. A trader said that vegetables, fruits and some varieties of apples which ripe early were perishing on the highway as trucks remain halted due to the restrictions. The protesters said that they wholeheartedly welcome the yatris…

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Eleven persons died in a major road accident in Peer Ki Gali area on the historic Mughal road

Eleven persons, including nine girls, died in a major road accident in Peer Ki Gali area on the historic Mughal road in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday. A police official said a tempo traveller on way to Shopian from Poonch skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Lal Ghulam area, resulting into death of eleven passengers. He said that the students of a private computer institute from Surankote were heading towards Dhobijan for a picnic when the mishap took place. The official said a rescue…

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RK Chhibber replaces Pervez Ahmad as J&K Bank Chairman, Vigilance sleuths raid bank headquarters

Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday appointed RK Chhibber as the interim chairman and the Director on the Board of Directors of the J&K Bank. Chhibber will replace Pervez Ahmad, who was appointed in 2016 as the chairman of the bank. In an order issued on Saturday, the government said: “Parvez Ahmad, Chairman cum Managing Director, shall cease to be Director on the Board of Directors of the Bank and consequently be no longer the Chairman cum Managing Director of the bank.” “RK Chhibber is hereby nominated as the Director…

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‘Stone pelters in Kashmir Pack your Bag’: As Amit Shah gets Home Ministry warnings started emerging

BJP leader Tajinder Singh Pal Bagga compared Amit Shah to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and issued a warning to Kashmiri stone pelters. On a day when the charge for Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was given to Amit Shah, who is largely credited for Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) magnificent win in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections, BJP spokesperson Tajinder Singh Pal Bagga made a controversial statement giving fodder to the Opposition. The firebrand BJP spokesperson who is known to make controversial statements, on Friday, was back in the headlines after he…

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Pellet terror returns to hunt Kashmir, scores injured in Shopian, Kulgam

At least ninety persons sustained fire arm injuries, sixty of them from pellets, after they clashed with the government forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam and Shopian districts One of the injured includes, Yawar Ahmad, who received bullet in his abdomen at Kulgam and is reported to be in critical condition. In Kulgam clashes erupted after youth tried to break the cordon laid down by the forces to save the trapped militants after the pre-dawn Ramzan meals were over. Thousands of people thronged the gunfight site at Mohamadpura, Kulgam and clashed…

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Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar to prevent protests post Musa’s killing, Mobile internet service suspended across Kashmir

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday to prevent protests against the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa late last night. Reports and witnesses said that the police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in strength in various sensitive areas of the city. They have erected barricades at various intersections to restrict the movement of the people, said a motorist who was stopped at Hyderpora and Parraypora in uptown Srinagar. Another witness said that curfew was announced in Maisuma area of…

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