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Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act, can go sans trial for 2 yrs

Srinagar: In a major development in Kashmir, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah was on Monday detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Not just that, the place where Abdullah senior will be housed has been declared a temporary jail, through an order. The PSA allows detention of any individual for up to […]

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Security agencies arrest terrorist from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Security agencies arrested a militant in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir during a checking operation even as heavy shelling took place at two locations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, officials said on Tuesday. The militant was nabbed on Monday from a joint check post of the Army and Jammu and Kashmir […]

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Local truck driver killed in stone pelting by protestors in J&K

Srinagar: A truck driver was killed in a stone pelting incident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. Noor Mohammed Dar, who hailed from Bijbehara, was attacked by stonepelters on Sunday after his truck was mistaken as a security vehicle. Dar, who sustained head injuries, was referred to the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences […]

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Syed Ali Geelani accuses centre of forcing demographic change, urges people to resist

Srinagar: Accusing the Centre of forcing “demographic change” and “settler colonies” in Kashmir in “violation of all international laws” and UN resolutions, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Syed Ali Geelani has urged Jammu and Kashmir’s people to “resist at this critical juncture”. In a statement issued on Friday, the hardline separatist leader, who advocates Kashmir’s merger […]

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LeT terrorist, SPO die in first battle post 370 axing – 2 min read

Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a terrorist affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramullah district in the first gun battle since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. The overnight killings took place during a search operation following a tip in Ganie-Hamam area, an official statement said on […]

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Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri – 2 min read

Srinagar: The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan that left a soldier dead, officials said. The number of casualties incurred by Pakistani forces in the hit are not yet clear. Shelling […]

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17 of J&K’s phone exchanges to be functional from today – 2 min read

Srinagar: On the 13th day of the clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two union territories, the state government on Saturday said the restoration of telephone lines have started, with 17 exchanges to function from later in the day. “Restoration of communication in Jammu and […]