Two non-local laborers shot dead, another injured by unknown gunmen in Kulgam

Two non-local laborers shot dead, another injured by unknown gunmen in Kulgam

In yet another attack on non-natives, militants on Sunday evening killed two non-local labourers and injured another one in Kulgam district of south Kashmir even as a hunt was launched by the police and security forces to track down the assailants. The fresh attack came a day after a street hawker from Bihar and a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead in two back-to-back attacks by militants in Srinagar and Pulwama districts. “#Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon #NonLocal labourers at Wanpoh area of #Kulgam. In this #terror incident, 02 non-locals…

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JCO among two soldiers killed in Poonch-Rajouri forest gunfight

JCO among two soldiers killed in Poonch-Rajouri forest gunfight

Two more soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were killed as the massive search operation to track down terrorists continued for the sixth day in the forest areas of twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri on Saturday, officials said. In the past six days, nine Army personnel, including two JCOs, have lost their lives in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation that began in Surankote forests of Poonch on Monday and later spread to nearby Thanamandi in Rajouri and Mendhar in Poonch. The Army said Subedar Ajay Singh and Naik…

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Kashmiri’s in Police, Security Forces on hit list: Intel report

Kashmiri's in police, security forces on hit list - Intel report

Intelligence agencies have sounded alert that ISI-backed terror outfits are now planning to execute targeted killings of Kashmiris working in the government departments and police and security forces. Sources in the security establishment said backed by Pakistan’s ISI, the terror groups had given instructions to their trained members on the ground to target Kashmiris working with the forces and intelligence agencies, besides those associated with the BJP and RSS. The sources said the agencies had gathered “decoded intercepts” of conversations between ISI functionaries and heads of terror outfits. These intercepts…

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Un-Known gunmen again strike Valley killing two non-local vendors

Un-Known gunmen again strike Valley killing two non-local vendors

Un-Known gunmen on Saturday evening shot dead two non-natives in Srinagar and Pulwama. Terrorists on Saturday killed two non-locals – one from Bihar and another from Uttar Pradesh – in the Srinagar and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir Police confirmed. According to the Police, Arvind Kumar Sah (30), a resident of Banka in Bihar, was shot at by the militants outside a park at Eidgah in Srinagar in the evening. Arvind died on the spot, they added. In another incident in Pulwama, militants fired at and…

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Another jolt for NC; Over 20 functionaries resigned in Jammu

NC got another jolt; Over 20 functionaries resigned in Jammu

A day after former MLA Devender Rana and former minister S S Salathia quit the National Conference, over 20 more party functionaries, including provincial secretary and two district presidents followed suit and left the party. While announcing their resignation from the primary membership of the party, they also extended their support to Rana. District President Jammu Urban and former Deputy Mayor Dharamveer Singh Jamwal flanked by all these members, while addressing media, said, “We’re resigning in the support of Rana Sahib. He tendered his resignation. We are following suit responding…

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Ex LG Advisor & Retired IAS officer Baseer Khan’s house raided by CBI

Retired IAS officer Baseer A Khan's house raided by CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided the house of retired IAS officer Baseer Ahmad Khan, a week after he was relieved as advisor to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. News agency GNS while quoting official sources reported that a team of CBI officials from New Delhi accompanied by local police showed up at Khan’s residence at Bulbul Bagh, Baghat in uptown Srinagar and started searching the house. The raid was going on when this report was filed. Sources told GNS that the raids are being carried in connection…

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Post resignation from National Conference Devender Rana & Surjit Singh Slathia formally joined the BJP

Post resignation from National Conference Devender Rana & Surjit Singh Slathia formally joined the BJP

A day after resigning from the National Conference, Devender Rana, the former head of its Jammu division, along with another party leader Surjit Singh Slathia joined the BJP on Monday. Rana and Slathia joined the BJP at its headquarters here in the presence of Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Hardeep Singh Puri, and Jitendra Singh. Rana, who is a former MLA and the younger brother of Union minister Jitendra Singh, has also served as a political advisor to former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah.…

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Upper reaches of Kashmir Valley received season’s first snowfall

Upper reaches of Kashmir Valley received season’s first snowfall

A meteorologist said that all the districts of the Kashmir region received rainfall since Sunday evening while light snowfall was reported from mountainous areas of upper Gulmarg Outer reaches of Jammu and Kashmir received the season’s first snowfall while rains lashed other parts of the region on Monday and plunged the mercury. India Meteorological Department said a western disturbance and winds laden with moisture from the Mediterranean on Sunday led to the rains in the plains and snow in the mountains of the region. Mohammad Hussain Mir, a meteorologist, said…

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One JCO, Four Soldiers killed during encounter in Rajouri district: Report

One JCO, Four Soldiers killed during encounter in Rajouri district - Report

A Junior Commissioned Officer and four soldiers who were “critically” injured in a gunfight with militants in villages close to Dara Ki Gali in the Surankote area of Poonch district succumbed to injuries on Monday. “In firefight during the ongoing encounter with (militants), one JCO and four Jawans of Indian Army have suffered critical injuries,” Defence ministry PRO-based in Jammu told “Further update follows,” he said. However, sources told that all five of them have succumbed to the injuries. Official confirmation in this regard is still awaited. The encounter, the…

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Over 50 Rural Local body members quit in district Ramban

Over 50 Rural Local body members quit in district Ramban

Over 50 sarpanches and panches have resigned en masse in two blocks of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir over various issues, officials said on Saturday. They have resigned alleging lack of promised empowerment, unnecessary interference, and their side-lining by the administration during the ongoing public outreach program of the Central ministers, officials said. The Peoples Democratic Party took a pot-shot at the BJP government, saying the “cosmetic normalcy and pomp and show being projected (in the Union Territory) stands punctured.” Officials, however, said the district panchayat officer Ashok Singh…

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