Three rebels, woman killed; CRPF officer wounded in Batmaloo gunfight

Three rebels and a 45-year-old woman were killed and an officer of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) injured in a gunfight in Batmaloo area of Srinagar district on Thursday. In a tweet, a police spokesman said that three rebels were killed in the gunfight whose identity is being ascertained. He said searches are still going on in the area. A senior police officer told news agency GNS that a woman identified as Kounsar Riyaz of Batmaloo received a bullet wound during the gunfight. She was immediately shifted to Police hospital,…

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Internet Snapped in Sopore after protests erupted over alleged custodial death

Protests have erupted in Jammu and Kashmir’s restive Sopore town after a shopkeeper was allegedly killed in police custody. The police maintain the man worked with terrorists and he died after escaping from police custody. All internet services have been snapped in north Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town after death of a shopkeeper, allegedly in police custody, led to protests. The family has alleged that Irfan Ahmad Dar was tortured to death after he and his brother, Javid Ahmad, were picked up by police from their shop on Tuesday afternoon.…

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Amid border tensions with India, China throws open Pangong Tso Lake for international tourists

After facing pushback from the Indian army at the Line of Actual Control, China has now resorted to newer strategies to make their side stronger. China has now thrown open the Pangong Tso Lake to international tourists and domestic tourists as well. The move comes just days after India asked China not to escalate matters at the Line of Actual Control. A recent meeting took place wherein India’s Defence Minister met Chinese counterpart in Moscow, to discuss the India-China border standoff. The videos of opening Pangong Tso Lake to the…

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PDP holding first meet post revocation of Article 370

The authorities did not allow the first-ever meeting of the People’s Democratic Party post August 5 last year without assigning any reasons, according to a senior party functionary who had convened the meeting on Thursday morning to discuss the political situation as a consequence of abrogation of Article 370. The PDP had sought permission for holding a meeting at its office in Srinagar, but without assigning any reason, the meeting was not allowed, according to PDP general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura. The meeting was scheduled for 11 am on…

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Scores feared dead as minibus falls into Chenab in Ramban

Nine persons were feared dead after a Tempo Traveller rolled down into the Chenab in the Mehar area of Ramban district this evening. According to the police, the driver of the Tempo, which was on its way to Ramban from Udhampur, lost his control over the vehicle, resulting in its fall in the river. “The lone survivor in the mishap said they were just 1 km short of Ramban town when the accident took place around 4.30 pm,” a police official said. Deputy Commissioner Ramban Nazim Zai Khan said the…

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China opens new front along bank of Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh, Experts say fresh face-off reflects grim reality of LAC situation

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has opened a new front along the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC), with its “provocative military movements” on the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh in the intervening night of August 29 and 30 aimed at altering the status quo in the area, people familiar with the developments said on Monday. So far, Chinese aggression in this sector was confined to the lake’s northern bank, the Finger Area that has emerged as the toughest part of the disengagement process. “The PLA’s…

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Two persons arrested for raising pro-freedom slogans during Mauharram Procession

Two persons have been arrested by police for raising pro-Azadi slogans during a Mauharram Procession in outskirts of Srinagar, police said on Wednesday.  The arrests, police said were made on surfacing of a video in social media in which mourners were found chanting pro-Azadi slogans in a Jaloos-e-Aza (Mauharram Procession). “Police station Parimpora has taken cognizance. The police has acted swiftly and identified the location which is situated at the end of Hokersar Nowpora Bund, about 2.5 kms inside the Hokersar road,”a police official said.  “The area is isolated and there…

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Traffic suspended on national highway as fresh landslide claims three lives on Jammu-Srinagar highway

The death toll after a landslide on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway following heavy rains in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir rose to three after rescuers retrived two more bodies, official said on Tuesday. The bodies of the three members of a nomad family were recovered from under the debris at Jammu’s Mahore area, officials added. A 30-year-old man, his 25-year-old wife and their son got buried along with livestock under the debris late on Monday-25 following heavy rainfall, they said. JS Johar, senior superindent of police (national highway), said…

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Two cops killed, another injured in Nowgam militant attack

At a time when entire valley is on a high alert in view of Independence Day, militants fired on a police party at Nowgam bypass on Friday morning leaving two cops dead and another critically injured. Suspected militants on Friday fired upon a police party near Nowgam bypass in Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, leaving two cops dead and another injured. A police spokesman said on Twitter that the militants opened indiscriminately upon a police party near Nowgam bypass. “Three police personnel (were) injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment…

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4G Services will be provided on Trial Basis in two districts after August 15: GoI

The relaxation will not be in any area adjoining the International Border or the Line of Control, the centre told the top court. The areas which will get the 4G internet will be those which have a low intensity of terrorist activities, the centre said. 4G internet services will be allowed on a trial basis in one district each in Jammu and one in the Kashmir valley after August 15, the centre told the Supreme Court today, adding that a special committee has made this decision. The relaxation will not…

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