Polling begins in Srinagar on a dull note, Kashmir Shuts, mobile Internet suspended

Polling began on a very dull note in Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency (PC), spread over three central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal, where over 12.95 lakh voters will exercise their democratic right to elect their representatives from among the 12 candidates, including former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah seeking re-election. The first phase of polling in Baramulla PC on April 11 was by and large peaceful apart from an incident in which a minor was killed in forces action on demonstrators when poll parties were leaving after the polling.…

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Voting for first phase Lok Sabha elections begins in Baramulla, Jammu

Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Baramulla and Jammu constituencies began on Thursday. An unprecedented security arrangements have been put in place to ensure peaceful polls in both the constituencies. The polling started at 7.am and will culminate at 6.pm today. Baramulla Lol Sabha constituency which is spread over three districts, Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora while Jammu constituency is spread over four districts of Jammu, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri. There are a total of 13,08,541 electors including 6,74,417 males, 6,34,083 females and 41 belonging to the…

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Observe complete shutdown tomorrow in poll-bound​ constituencies: JRL

The Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat Conference (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has called for a complete shutdown on Thursday, April 11 against the parliamentary elections, NIA “aggression”, closure of highway for civilian traffic twice a week, and recent attack on prisoners in Srinagar Central Jail. The parliamentary polls are going to start Thursday from Baramulla parliamentary constituency. JRL in a statement called for complete shutdown against “NIA aggression which includes the shifting of…

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RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma killed, Curfew imposed, Internet suspended, Army called in Kishtwar

The Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) leader Chandrakant Sharma who was critically injured after a gunman opened fire on him in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir has died, officials said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jammu spokesperson Arun Gupta confirmed Singh’s death to Kashmir Post. “Chandrakant ji succumbed to injuries in Kishtwar,” Gupta told Kashmir Post. Sharma’s personal security officer was also killed in the attack at the district hospital Kishtwar.Curfew has been imposed in Kishtwar, Doda and Bhadarwah town as a precautionary measure, said a police official. Curfew was imposed…

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Govt bans civilian traffic on highway on Sundays, Wednesdays

The government on Wednesday banned civilian movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway on two days in a week (Sunday and Wednesday) for smooth and safe passage of security convoys. “Keeping in view the large movement of forces on highway during the parliamentary polls and associated possibility of any fidayeen attack on security convoys, the Government has notified two days in a week for the movement of forces convoys from Srinagar to Jammu. During these days, no civilian traffic would be allowed on the Highway,” an official spokesman said. The ban has imposed…

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Mysterious blast in car on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Banihal

A car was completely damaged in a blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The blast took place in a car moving towards Jammu from Srinagar today morning on the highway, around seven kilometres from the Banihal town. At 1040 hrs a Bus of CRPF 54 Bn( No. HR 66 8067) In Down convoy, was hit by a Santro from back. Car driver escaped. Santro was blown up. CRPF noticed uria, oil bottle, 1 LPG cylinder in Santro. 1 cylinder blasted. Rear windshield of…

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Three militants killed in Shopian, Internet snapped

Three militants were killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian by security forces after a gun battle, Indian Army officials said on Thursday. According to officials, weapons have also been recovered during the search and cordon operation in Yarwan area of Keller of Shopian district. “Three terrorists eliminated in Op Yarwan Forest in Shopian. Weapons also recovered and the operation is in progress,” an army spokesperson said. Another encounter began in Yaroo area of north Kashmir’s Handwara. “Area under cordon. Details will follow. @JmuKmrPolice @HandwaraP,” Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted. Meanwhile, Mobile…

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JKLF banned under the ​anti-terror law, 14.4 lakh penalty on Syed Ali Shah Geelani imposed by ED

The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned by the Centre under anti-terror law on Friday, officials said. The outfit has been banned for alleged promotion of secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, they said. They said the organisation has been banned under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Its chief Yasin Malik is under arrest and at present lodged in Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail. This is the second organisation in Jammu and Kashmir which has been banned this month. Earlier, the Centre had banned the…

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7 Rebels,​ Minor boy killed during four gunfights across Kashmir in last 24 hours

Four gunfights between security forces and militants rattled different parts of the Valley in 24 hours, in which five militants, including a top Lashkar commander, were killed and at least seven jawans injured. All four operations are still going on. On Thursday, encounters started at three places in north Kashmir’s Baramulla, Sopore and Bandipora areas. Around midnight, another gun battle started in south Kashmir’s Shopian. Working on “specific information” about the presence of militants at Nambalnar village, which is surrounded by woods, forces cordoned off the village on Wednesday evening…

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Shutdown tomorrow against custodial death: Resistance Group

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called shutdown in Kashmir tomorrow against the custodial death of a school teacher. “JRL has strongly condemned the custodial killing of 28-year-old school teacher Rizwan Asad Pandith of Awantipora who was picked up by the SOG and NIA a few days ago,” said a statement today. JRL has expressed sympathy with his bereaved family, it added. 

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