Two Rebels, Youth killed scores injured in Shopian Gunfight

An 18-year-old youth was killed and over 50 others suffered injuries during intense clashes between government forces and protesters near encounter site at Kundalan village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday. Two militants were killed during the encounter in the initial phases of which two soldiers including an officer suffered injuries. Reports said that Tamsheel Ahmad Khan (18) son of Khursheed Ahmad Khan of Vehil, Kachdora sustained a critical bullet wound in his head in forces action during the clashes in Kundalan. Khan was shifted to District Hospital Shopian…

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One Dead, Scores injured as forces open fire in Pulwama

One youth was shot dead by the government forces near the gunfight site at Chatpora area of district Pulwama on Friday. The deceased youth has been identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Gani Khan of Ladoo, Khrew area of the district. A medico at District Hospital Pulwama confirmed the killing of Faizan. “Faizan was brought dead to the hospital. He had received a bullet injury in chest,” he said. Over a dozen of youth have been injured in clashes at Chatpora gunfight site. Three to four militants are…

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Jhelum approaching danger mark at Sangam, I&FC declares flood alert

Fear of flood is again haunting the Srinagar residents, as the water levels is continuously increasing in Jhelum due to incessant rains in the Valley. As per the Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir there is a possibility of flood like situation in the city. Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Mir Muhammad Shahnawaz told Kashmir Post that: “The Liddar Nallah, Vishow Nallah including the Sangam have crossed the danger level. After crossing the line of 21, we are declaring the flood alert. The way it is raining it…

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Shutdown against civilian killings today: Joint Resistance Leadership

Expressing concern over resumption of Operation All-Out and CASOs in Kashmir which has resulted in killing of four civilians in past one week, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a complete shutdown against “planned genocide of Kashmiri youth” on June 25. In a joint statement, the JRL said the forces have resumed the Operation and when people resist to forces’ harassment action they are met “showered with pellets and bullets with a sole aim of killing them”. “We…

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Four militants among six killed, Scores injured in Anantnag gunfight

Four militants, including ISJK chief Dawood Salafi, a policeman and a civilian were killed and dozens others injured after a gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. A police official confirmed that four militants were killed in the gunfight. He said the slain include ISJK (Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir) chief Dawood Salafi of HMT Srinagar. He identified the other slain militants as Majid Manzoor Dar from Talangam Awantipora, Ashraf Itoo from Hatigam Srigufwara and Adil Hassan Mir…

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Normal life hit across Kashmir with Separatist Sponsored Strike

Normal life was affected in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday due to a strike called by separatists against the killing of journalist Shujaat Bukhari. Most of the shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments in Srinagar were shut, a police official said. He said public transport was minimal in the city, but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen plying. The official said similar reports were received from other district headquarters of the Valley. The separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), on Tuesday called for a strike…

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President approves governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir

President Ram Nath Kovind today approved the imposition of governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the BJP pulled out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Following the President’s approval, governor NN Vohra will be presiding over the state. He’s doing do for the fourth time, having overseen governor’s rule in 2008, 2015 and 2016. Vohra was set to complete his second term in a few days, butis now set to continue in Raj Bhavan at least till the conclusion of…

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Heavy rain, winds bring respite from heat across Kashmir, Hailstorm hits Baramulla

Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds in Kashmir today brought respite from the hot spell for the residents, bringing down the day temperature significantly. Heavy rain and gusty winds were reported from many parts of Kashmir where the maximum temperature was mostly eight degrees above normal, officials said. Yesterday, the meteorological department declared a heat wave across Kashmir with Srinagar recording the season’s highest temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius, 8.1 degrees above normal. The MeT department had predicted no relief for the next few days from the scorching heat. The…

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4 Cops, 12 Civilians injured in Shopian grenade attack: Police

Police on Monday said that 16 persons were injured when militants lobbed a grenade at Batapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A police spokesperson said the grenade exploded inflicting injuries to several civilians and few policemen. He said the grenade exploded along the roadside amid the civilian population. “Around 12 civilians are reportedly injured in this explosion. A young girl has received critical injuries in this explosion while four policemen also sustained injuries in this incident,” he said. He said the injured have been shifted to nearby hospital for…

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Ceasefire means no guns so use jeeps: Omar Abdullah

National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to explain if driving jeeps over protesters was the new standard operating procedure of her government. “Earlier they tied people to the fronts of jeeps & paraded them around villages to deter protestors now they just drive their jeeps right over protestors. Is this your new SOP @MehboobaMufti sahiba? Ceasefire means no guns so use jeeps?” tweeted Omar Abdullah. He was reacting to the pictures of youth being run over by a CRPF…

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